Property Information

Westwood Retirement Resort
1001 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL


Westwood Retirement Resort is a seniors community located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. If offers several levels of care, including active lifestyle, Alzheimers care, assisted living, congregate living, continuing care, independent living, nursing care and rehabilitation care. Residents who choose Westwood choose to be healthy and active and dedicated to life fulfillment.

The staff at Westwood is available 24 hours a day. They are specially trained and take their roles at Westwood seriously. They believe in providing compassionate care and understand that every residents has their own unique needs.

The community offers a wide range of services and amenities to its residents to help make life easier. Westwood offers cable, an emergency response system, exercise room, heated pool, laundry facilities, library, social activities room and meal plans. The community is pet friendly, has cable, a full kitchen, family-style dining in a family dining room, individually controlled heat and air conditioning in every unit. There is also a restaurant that serves restaurant-style meals in its dining room and dietary accommodations can be made to suit residents needs. Professional trained chefs who are graduates of the Brookdale Culinary Arts Institute prepare every meal meal and make sure that meals are both healthy and delicious.

The apartments at Westwood are spacious and comfortable. Every unit comes with wall-to-wall carpet, window treatments and a full kitchen. Members also have access to a bank, beauty and barbershop, exercise and wellness programs, pet care and housekeeping. Activities include exercise classes, family events, lectures, social events, planned excursions and various other types of recreational activities for residents to enjoy.

Brookdale is the recipient of several awards in senior living excellence. and has won the 2008-2013 Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Best of the Best award.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a beach town known as the Treasure of the Emerald Coast. It is located almost two hours from Panama City along Floridas Gulf Coast. It offers many white sandy beaches, beautiful blue waters and golf courses and is a popular vacation spot for visitors. There are many attractions around the area, including parks, museum and entertainment, but visitors get plenty of time to relax with the many beaches in and around the area. In January, the average temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the daily low can fall to around 40 degrees. In July, the average temperature is just above80 degrees Fahrenheit and the daily high can reach just above 90 degrees.

Features and Amenities


  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Bistro/Cafe
  • Computer Access
  • Crafts Room
  • Dining Room
  • Games Room
  • Gardening
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Parking
  • Patio/Courtyard
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Private Dining Room
  • Resident Parking
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Whirlpool Bath

Community Features


  • Private
  • Semi-private
  • 1-bedroom
  • 2-bedroom
  • Short Term Stays - Trial / Vacation / Respite / Convalescent

Accommodation Details

  • Locks
  • Storage
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenettes
  • Fridge
  • Carpeting
  • Window Coverings
  • Thermostats
  • Light Fixtures
  • Fire Alarms
  • Smoke Detector
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Call Bell System
  • Bathrooms
  • Climate Control In-suite
  • Walk-in Showers

Recreational Facilities

  • Pool Table
  • Billiards
  • Exercise Room
  • Garden
  • Card Room
  • In-House Movies

Recreational Programs

  • Exercise
  • Shopping
  • Computer
  • Theatre
  • Parties
  • Entertainment
  • Recreational Programs
  • Bingo
  • Cards

Health Services

  • Monitor vitals
  • Oxygen assistance
  • Catheter care
  • Feeding tube care
  • Ostomy care
  • Bathing assistance
  • Dressing assistance
  • Home health services
  • RN/RPN on duty 24 hours

Dining Services

  • Carry-out service
  • Feeding assistance
  • Full services - 3 meals / day & refreshments
  • Guest meals
  • Independent Living Dining
  • Party facilities
  • Snacks
  • Special diets accommodated
  • Table Service
  • Tray service in suite

Special Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Low salt
  • Diabetic
  • Ethnic