The Lodge Independent Living Community Blog

From helpful articles on senior wellness to tips for paying for a full-service retirement community, check out The Lodge’s senior living blog!


The History of Magnolia Manor and Their Newest Retirement Community

The importance of living in a Columbus, Georgia, community with the strength of Magnolia Manor behind it. For many seniors, the post-retirement years can be some of the most freeing and fulfilling. With children grown and career milestones accomplished, it’s time to enjoy the activities and lifestyle that means the most to you.  Finding the right community, one that is owned and managed by a not-for-profit organization with a reputation for quality, active living and advanced care, is among the …

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Checklist of things to consider when retiring to a senior independent living community in Columbus, Georgia

If you’re thinking about retirement, you’ve got a lot on your plate as you envision a new community to call home and how it will work into your life today and over the long term. At The Lodge, we’ve gotten to know so many retirees just like you who are wondering what kind of community awaits on the other side of retirement. By choosing your new community wisely, you’ll unlock a retirement filled with fun, new friends and many opportunities …

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Closeup front view of a senior couple walking in a forest and having fun. They are enjoying these beautiful fall colors while stepping over dry leaves and sipping water from water bottles.

Why Columbus, Georgia Is One of The Best Places to Retire.

Columbus, Georgia, truly has something to offer every person at every age. With museums and parks galore (perfect for keeping grandchildren entertained while on a visit), rich artistic offerings and modern shopping conveniences, there is fun for everyone in Columbus. Here are just a few of the amazing offerings that this gem of the South has in store. Carefree things to do when retiring in Columbus, Georgia   Educational activities Cultural attractions The Chattahoochee River Valley 50 Scenic Parks The Fountain …

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Understanding the Cost of Senior Living

When researching senior independent living in Georgia, understanding the cost is part of the decision-making process. After seeing the numbers, you may have thought, “Is this worth it? “What am I paying for?” Senior living communities are an exciting opportunity to embrace an active and enriching lifestyle — but let’s get to those cost questions first. …

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Is Senior Living Right for Me?

You’ve raised a family, and the nest is empty — now is the time to embark on your own adventure. The house that inspired adventures for kids (and pets) might require too much maintenance. Your daily schedule might be clear, but you’re unsure how to fill it. You want to experience something new, but where should you go? …

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6 Simple Health Habits for Seniors

An investment in your health is an investment in your happiness. No matter your age, taking care of your well-being should be a priority. Health-conscious habits provide many benefits; they improve overall health, keep illness at bay, and contribute to a higher quality of life. But this is the best part that’s often forgotten: being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. …

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Seniors and Tech: How to Get Comfortable with New Tools

While seniors have traditionally been among the last adopters of virtual technology, recent data shows they now see the value in these tools and platforms. As of 2021, 75 percent of adults ages 65 or older use the internet, 61 percent have a smartphone, 45 percent use social media, and 44 percent have a tablet computer, according to a Pew Research survey. Much of this digital acceleration is a result of the global pandemic, says Sara Czaja, Ph.D., the director …

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Tips for Staying Social in Senior Communities

Moving into a senior living community can be daunting — in particular, if you’re single.  At The Lodge, we will put those concerns to rest for you. We will offer numerous enjoyable and enriching social outlets to encourage residents to socialize and form relationships. Our community members will have access to activities, communal spaces and amenities, where meaningful relationships can flourish. Here’s how to make the most of your new home at The Lodge — and maintain a full, vibrant …

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Senior Living: Stay Where You Are or Embrace Change?

Change can be good, but it can be hard. You can say goodbye to the heavy lifting – yard work, home maintenance, and repairs, etc. And now that the nest is empty, you can comfortably downsize. But you’re also saying goodbye to a home that may have served as your family’s headquarters for years. You can feel the tug on your heartstrings just thinking about it, can’t you? On the other hand, you’ve undoubtedly moved before – perhaps multiple times. …

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