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!

Spring Festivals in Columbus, GA

Key Benefits of living in The Lodge Retirement Community is access to a wide selection of Spring Festivals. The spring weather ushers in a season of outdoor festivals that take place just minutes from The Lodge’s senior living campus here in Columbus, Ga. Many festivals are centered around a key attraction here in Columbus: the Chattahoochee River that runs along the city’s 15-mile RiverWalk where people stroll along the banks while taking in waterside views. Here’s a look at some …

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Pets and Active Retirement Living at The Lodge

Many independent living retirement communities just don’t allow pets like cats and dogs, but The Lodge at Magnolia Manor is different. We understand how your pet is a treasured and integral part of your household. That’s why we’re a pet-friendly independent senior living community that welcomes you, and your pets, to The Lodge here in Columbus, Georgia. A Better Life with Beloved Pets We’re such fans of pet companionship that we dedicated an article on our website to exploring the …

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Cozy and Tastefully Designed Floor Plans

The New Two-Bedroom Floor Plans and More at The Lodge in Columbus, Georgia The Lodge offers spacious apartments and villas featuring all the comforts of home in styles that are ready to be tailored to your own individual taste. Whether you see yourself in a two-bedroom villa or a one-bedroom apartment, every living space here comes with state-of-the-art appliances, neutral color tones and cutting-edge home technologies to make your life a bit easier.  Moving into an apartment or villa at …

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How to Prepare For Moving to a Senior Living Community

The Process of Moving to a Retirement Community in Columbus, Georgia If you’re thinking about moving to a retirement community, you probably have a lot of questions about how to make a smooth transition into this new chapter of your life. Here at The Lodge in Columbus, Georgia, we want to give you some insights into what it’s like to move to a senior living community. How will I find the right retirement community? At The Lodge, we want to …

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Preparing for a move to a retirement community

Continue Your Independent Lifestyle

Moving into an independent living community like The Lodge offers the opportunity to live this chapter of your life based on your own plan. You’ll not only get to keep all the freedom you treasure in your current lifestyle by living in a maintenance-free home, but you can also spend your time doing the things you want in Columbus, Georgia, rather than the things you need to do. You can choose from plenty of floor plans for one- and two-bedroom …

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Cheerful senior couple walking with bikes.

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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The Lodge Magnolia Manor.

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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Columbus, Georgia, USA downtown skyline.

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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