Veterans Retiring in Columbus, GA
Georgia is rated #1 as the best state for retirement. Columbus is ranked among top 10 cities to retire in the US. It has also been featured in Where to Retire magazine as one of the country’s top retirement destinations. So who wouldn’t want to retire to Columbus, Georgia?!
For veterans, Columbus is even more desirable as a place to spend your leisure years. Where to Retire says this town goes “the extra mile to make retired veterans feel at home,” and they are so right.
Georgia, and Columbus in particular, have a rich military history and a strong active military presence, so there is no shortage of like-minded fellow retirees with whom to swap stories and other memories.
Vets retire to Columbus to mingle with other vets, but many also come here to be near their adult children who are serving at nearby Fort Benning, the United States Army post that is in fact one of the world’s largest military installations.
Columbus Offers Something for Everyone . . . Lots of Things
In keeping with the military theme, there is the National Infantry Museum, where you can explore artifacts, monuments, video presentations, military documentaries on the Giant Screen Theater, interactive exhibits such as the Combat Simulators, and seasonal Civil War Reenactments. You’ll find this place fascinating, and it’s engrossing enough to take the grandkids when they come for a visit. (And, speaking of reenactments, Columbus is also home to the National Civil War Naval Museum.)
Uptown Columbus will keep you hoppin’ if you’re looking for dining, shopping, opera or other live arts performances, or want to check out the farmers’ market every Saturday morning. You can make a point of seeing every one of the town’s famous fountains (you’ll soon notice that Columbus often calls itself Fountain City). Or you can take a leisurely stroll along the RiverWalk which stretches along the Chattahoochee River.
Looking for some real action? The Chattahoochee is also known for its white water rafting that is “wild as Colorado and as warm as Costa Rica.”
There’s a Brand New VA Clinic in Town
Health care availability is a key factor for every senior considering a retirement location. While there is a clinic at Fort Benning, along with other amenities available to vets, most veterans in Columbus used to travel 100 miles to get routine and specialized care. Not anymore! In March, 2021 Columbus welcomed its very own 10,000 square foot VA clinic. It features:
- 24 exam rooms
- A minor procedure room
- Admin offices for home-based primary care
- Telehealth services
- An onsite lab
- Same-day services
- Visiting specialists
This new clinic means you can maintain the best health possible without sacrificing hours of travel time. That’s more time you can devote to carefree living as a retiree.
Also Brand New for Retirees: The Lodge by Magnolia Manor
Having fun and obtaining great healthcare are important to retirees, but where are you going to live? An active independent senior living community is the ultimate for retiring veterans who want to focus on the good things in life rather than the daily drudgery of home maintenance, etc. The Lodge will offer a variety of accommodations and a wealth of amenities in a faith-based environment that is Magnolia Manor’s hallmark.
There is still time to reserve an independent living apartment, though you’d better hurry because they’re going fast. Once you’ve secured this exceptional place to retire, you certainly won’t want to move again. At The Lodge, you’re set for life with our full-service senior living options. If you need health care or personal assistance in the future, it will be right here for you – Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation services, all in one community. Call us at 706-221-2090 or schedule an appointment to learn more about The Lodge.
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