Seasons of Columbus operates under the CCHDO umbrella to serve our growing senior community in Columbus, the Golden Triangle and persons within a 50 mile radius of our campus. A well trained staff will serve our Seasons’ family with care, attention, genuine concern, and respect for our residents.
With a steady increase in the need of adequate housing for seniors and the growing number of individuals who want to live with others rather than at home alone, communities such as Seasons of Columbus are very much in demand now. Living in a community environment is more safe. Seniors often thrive when living in a nurturing, socially inclined environment among peers. Seasons of Columbus is an ideal choice for Seniors who are still on the go and require minimal day to day assistance.
When a person thinks of “Seasons,” it is not only the times of our lives like the changing of the seasons of nature. Think of it more so in a way of adding FLAVOR to your life. Seasons will have a vibrant, active community of residents where it is our greatest desire that we all become like family.
CCHDO purchased the Palmer Home for Children campus in 2020 as Palmer Home relocated to Hernado. Chartered in 1895, the Palmer Home for Children was created as an orphanage. The Lindamood Building was the original dormitory structure built in 1898 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the dorm for the girls after the McKowen building (Seasons administrative offices) was constructed for the boys five years later. In the 1950’s, the Palmer Home focus grew to include foster children.
In time, the campus would grow to its present 114 acres to include six resident cottages, a school, an expansion off Lindamood for dining and a commercial kitchen, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis court, tornado shelters, additional market rental properties, an open air pavilion, a horse barn, and additional places around campus for residents to gather.
There is a spirit of caring for others on these grounds. From taking care of orphans in the beginning to now lifting up our seniors, this place has a heart for others. From the pecan grove to the lake to the fields in between, people with a need of one kind or another have come to this place. Every person on our staff family understands this rich tradition of caring and respect for our most vulnerable. Our staff family’s hope is that you experience this same spirit of care while on campus and in making your decision for a future place to live.
Seasons of Columbus (Seasons) is designed for those that are age 62 and older yet still desire to lead an active life. Seasons does not discriminate in their housing placement and seeks to improve the living situations of our most vulnerable seniors. The purpose of Seasons is the same as CCHDO: to provide a level of safe and secure housing with general assistance offered to our residents when needed. Seasons is a licensed independent living to assisted living community. Those considering residency can be a combination of private pay, SSI, VA benefits, long term care insurance, and/or through a Medicaid waiver. Click here for more information on the Medicaid waiver.
Each cottage can house up to 8 residents in their own suite. Their suite can come furnished or the resident can choose to use personal furnishings. Please see our housing options for single and couple occupancy on our page The Options. Within the cottage there are two living room spaces: one with a television and another we call the more quiet room. An additional room is available for family meetings or as a reading room. The front porch always hosts a few friendly conversations. Resident Assistants (RAs) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the cottages.
The RAs are the welcoming face when residents come home and give the first greeting when they wake up. They assist with cottage housekeeping, food preparations, laundry, and medication assistance for residents. All medicines have to be secured within the building. The laundry is one residents personal items washed by the RAs separately from others.
Meals are provided three times a day with snacks available throughout the day. Any dietary needs are met with meal planning and direction from a registered dietitian. Residents will dine together in the cottages initially and when we move to occupy our 3rd cottage, we will serve meals in the dining room.
Whether gone for a few hours or a couple of days, residents are free to come and go as they please but are required to let RAs know a return time to ensure their safe return. Residents are also required to wear an assistance button so if needing immediate attention while on campus, they can press their button. There are planned activities and outings for those who choose to participate. Everything is provided for your health, socialization, and physical/mental benefit.
A place like no other with the space, natural beauty, and many resources to ensure a thriving and active campus. The entire campus is 114 acres with rolling pastures and a large lake. This acreage is the future for our seniors where additional development will occur.
The opportunity for activities is provided daily and are planned considering resident’s interests. Residents are welcome to bring their hobbies and talents as well. It could be a campus walking route, a special sitting area outside, time at the pool when life guards are on duty, or indoor fun and games.
State guidelines do allow for certified service animals to live at Independent Living/Assisted Living and each cottage has a fenced area for their needed time outside. We hope in the near future to lease the horse barn and coral to have some fury friends on campus at the stables.
We desire our campus to be multi use in order to be good stewards of this great resource but mostly to enrich the life experience for those living here. From local business gatherings, opportunities for kids, continued enrichment for seniors, and so many more possibilities. This has always been a unique place and that continues to be the vision moving forward with CCHDO’s Seasons of Columbus.
Resident’s Housing Options
All rooms are per month and include, all meals, daily snacks, medication assistance, daily activities (on and off campus), 24/7 Resident Assistant on premise, laundry (if desired), pool and gym access, security, tornado shelters and so much more.
Option 1: Private Suite with Bathroom – Single Occupancy
A 225+ sq ft suite with a handicap accessible bathroom. All furniture included (bed, chair, lamp, dresser/mini fridge combo) and/or personal furniture can be used.
Option 2: Private Suite with shared Bathroom – Single Occupancy
A 215-225 sq ft suite with a shared handicap accessible bathroom. All furniture included (bed, chair, lamp, dresser/mini fridge combo) and/or personal furniture can be used.
Option 3: Private 2 Room Suite – Single Occupancy
Approximately 425-450 sq ft comprising of a Den and a Bedroom connected by a handicap accessible bathroom. All furniture included for the bedroom (bed, chair, lamp, dresser/mini fridge combo) and/or personal furniture can be used. Resident has to furnish den.
Option 4: Private 2 Room Suite – For a Couple
Approximately 425-450 sq ft comprising a Den and a Bedroom connected by a handicap accessible bathroom. All furniture included for the bedroom (bed, chair, lamp, dresser/mini fridge combo) and/or personal furniture can be used. Resident has to furnish den.
Option 5: Private Suite with Bathroom – For a Couple
A 225+ sq ft suite with a handicap accessible bathroom for a couple. All furniture included (bed, chairs, lamp, dresser/mini fridge combo) and/or personal furniture can be used.
912 11th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701
PO Box 1466
Columbus, MS 39703
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