The Waterford on Highland Colony

619 Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(866) 364-8941

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Community Life

The Waterford on Highland Colony celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. Our community features plenty of things to experience, from movie nights to special wine and cider socials. Our seniors can access the Ridgeland Super Star Senior Program offering many enrichment programs to people 55 and over including oil painting, foreign language classes, martial arts and dancing. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.

Date: 07/24/2017

Welcome MARIANNE !

We'd like to welcome our new Marketing Sales Director, Marianne Hause! She's already had several tours, met several residents during the noon meal time and is about to call a few games of Dime Bingo. Our residents LOVE BINGO!

Date: 07/20/2017


Waterford residents are taking to the catwalk for our 2017 Style Show! Chico's is providing the clothes for the 6 models: Joan, Janice, Jane, Mary, Dot & Joy. The outfits were loose, flowing, and transitioning into fall colors. Chico's is located right up the road at the beautiful Renaissance shopping center. Check back later for details about the men's fashion show in the fall!

Date: 07/10/2017

Crimson Quartet

The Waterford on Highland enjoyed a 2 hour concert all the way from Alabama! How did we get so lucky? Resident Margie Green's son, Bennie, is a member of this gospel group and he lined it up for us. There were 68 residents gathered together on Sunday, July 9th for this wonderful event. They sang, clapped keeping time with the beat of the music and smiled lots. We really hope they can return in another year!

Date: 07/05/2017


Fliers up everywhere. Flags, too. Two long tables ready to hold snacks brought in by residents to share with others. Microphone in place by Kevin Hanlon for resident Peggy Osenston. Peggy & her entire Family put on our July 4th party and have for the past four years now five. She asks other residents to help her out and that's the secret - allowing others to be "special". They sang, had s DVD of Ronald Reagan and ate watermelon slices, cookies, nuts, chips and dips, slices of pound cake and beverages. More than 70 attended. Our Activity Room was almost too small for the event. Can't wait for next year's celebration!

Date: 06/30/2017

Friday is Pokeno Day

We were thankful for our new Pokeno caller June 30th. Her name is Mae Jackson, a friend of an employee here named, Varna Myers. They go to the same church. Verna said Mae wanted to volunteer and did she ever to a dynamite job! She plans to return on the 4th Friday of every month. Again, we are lucky "for others" who want to be a part of our residents lives.

Date: 06/30/2017

Musical Day

June 29th was just so wonderful @ Waterford on Highland. One of our residents daughter came and played an hour on her cello. It moved several residents to tears - it was so beautiful. Men and women came for the 3pm performance. We had 64 in total there. We stood up for an encore but she played for an hour and will come again in the Fall. Great, huh? Then that evening at 5:45 a trio of gals came to sing an hour for us. Several couldn't make it because they have regular bridge and rook games on going but could still hear the singers while the 48 that did come - enjoyed every minute. The local area is blessed with so many talented people.


Posted On: 07/21/2017 - 4:30pm


We're pleased to announce we're updating and expanding our television service. Every apartment at The Waterford will now have over 125 channels of HD programming at no additional cost to the residents. Stay tuned for more!

Posted On: 05/24/2017 - 11:30am

Guess Who?

The residents of The Waterford are some of the most interesting, most inspirational and most intriguing people in our society. Can you guess which resident:
- Invented a new technique for welding on the sea bottom?
- Gave birth to two children, both born on Leap Day four years apart?
- Worked as an aerospace engineer on the Apollo missions?
- Flew med-evac helicopters in Vietnam?

If you can answer 3 out of 4, you'll win 4 free guest meals!

Posted On: 04/01/2017 - 1:45pm

Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight: Bill Walker
William H. Walker was born in Holly Springs, MS on November 28, 1917 to Mr. & Mrs. Cline Walker. Bill was the oldest of four boys. His father passed away when he was 12 years old, which led to his enrollment at an agricultural boarding school in Slayden. He finished high school and went on to take college courses at The University of Southern Mississippi before enlisting in the Navy where he excelled in wrestling. In 1939 he won the Navy wrestling championship. Then he went on to become the All-Service Wrestling Champ. His trophy is on display in the Marshal County historical museum.
           Bill served in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. In one battle, his left hand was severed. Thankfully, the ship’s surgeon was able to reattach it. In another medical emergency, Bill’s appendix was removed, without anesthesia, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
On the date that shall live in infamy, December 7, 1941, Bill was traveling on a bus from Memphis to Holly Springs. While on the bus, he met Mary Louise Whitten. She worked at Pentagon and was on her way home to New Albany, MS. Bill and Mary Louise hit it off so well that he rode with her all the way to New Albany. (He was on his own to figure out a way to get back to Holly Springs.) Bill sent her flowers next day and the two were married in 1944. Just like his parents, Bill and Mary Louise had four sons: Bill, Paul, Andy and Bob.
Bill retired from the Navy after 22 years of service. In that time he visited almost every continent and countless countries. His second career was with the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Sadly, Bill lost the love of his life March 3, 2008.
Bill lists his hobbies as eating, visiting, and hunting. His favorite team is usually whoever is winning, although Andy and Deb seem to persuade him to wear Ole Miss apparel frequently. When asked what makes him proudest, Bill talks about the success of his children and grandchildren. The Waterford has been his home since December 2012.

Posted On: 03/22/2017 - 3:00pm

Funny Corner

"Hospital Regulations"
Hospital rules state that patients checking out must have a wheelchair.
One day a newly graduated nurse assistant came into the room to find an elderly man fully dressed. He was sitting on the bedside chair, with a piece of packed luggage at his side, all ready to go.
When he was shown the wheelchair, he was adamant that he was fully capable of walking himself to the parking lot.
But the assistant told him rules were rules, so he relented and let her wheel him out.
In the elevator, the assistant asked the elderly man if his wife was coming to meet him.
“I don’t think so,” he replied. “It takes her awhile to change her clothes, so she’s probably still upstairs in the bathroom taking off of her hospital gown and getting dressed.”

Posted On: 02/09/2017 - 4:30pm

Waterford Fast Facts

Did you know......?

The Waterford sits on 9.2 acres.
The pond's average depth is 3 feet.
Albert and his staff serve an average of 9,971 meals each month!
Each hallway is 375.5 feet long.
We have approximately 122,000 square feet of living space under 89,000 square feet of roof.

Check back next month for more interesting FAST FACTS!