Resident rooms are comfortably furnished and feature security designs that provide a safe environment. To make accommodations truly their own, residents are encouraged to bring in personal items from home - a favorite picture, afghan, or chair.

Our patio provides a safe, secure, setting that is perfect for a friendly game of cards, conversation, or to just sit and take in the sun. Inside, TV lounges are provided for entertainment. A comfortable furnished lounge, designed for privacy, is available.


A diverse program of social and recreational activities are offered on a daily basis. Volunteers and staff join in and encourage residents to participate. Creative arts and crafts, sing-along, bingo and holiday celebrations are a few of the wide range of activities planned to meet the residents interests and abilities. Friends and families are always welcome.

Residents dine in a cheerful, attractive setting and are served nutritional meals planned by a registered dietitian. Residents assist in planning meals to offer a variety of foods. Alternatives and specialized diets are provided to accommodate residents.



Mark Twain Manor's activity department provides residents with a complete program of physical, social and mental activities. The activities are highly diversified and include such things as seasonal parties, religious activities, exercise and educational programs, bingo, craft and crocheting classes, indoor and outdoor gardening, and a variety of other forms of entertainment.

In addition, we have special programming for those with Alzheimer's Disease and related diagnoses. These activities are conducted in smaller groups or on a 1:1 basis. Programs include art expression, relaxation techniques, sensory stimulation, reality orientation, music and pet therapy.


Many of the special activities are made possible by a larger volunteer program. Our team of volunteers is made up of individuals and groups from the community and family members. The resident's contribution back to the community is equally important as the community is to us. For example, our residents hold a yearly bazaar, the proceeds of which they use for their outings. They also volunteer their time within the facility and to other organizations. Our residents participate in voter registration, fundraising  events and hosting seasonal parties for local children. With the use of our van, which is adapted with a lift, we are able to regularly attend functions in the community, such as the Muny and Cardinal baseball games.


We encourage all residents to maintain an active role in the facility and community. The variety and frequency of the activities offered promote an increased level of functioning and the opportunity to lead a happy and active life.


Food Services

Mark Twain Manor's meals are served in an attractive and inviting dining room. This provides a pleasant atmosphere in which the appetizing and varied meals can be enjoyed. Of course, all meals are included in the daily rate, and staff are always present during meal time.

Under the consultation of a Registered Dietician and the direction of a certified Food Service Manager, the facility's dietary staff plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals. Therapeutic diets, ordered by the resident's physician, will be prepared according to established guidelines.

The dietary department prepares special seasonal and holiday meals throughout the year and often invites family members. Guest meals are available if ordered in advance. Accommodations can be arranged through social services.

The menus change with the seasons and vary all month long. This is just another way that we can make Mark Twain Manor the resident's home.




11988 MARK TWAIN LANE BRIDGETON, MO 63044 314.291.8240