The Waterford on Highland Colony

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

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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: 03/09/2018

Scenic Wilderness of the World

The resident that gifted us with 6 disc asked to remain anonymous, so we are keeping THAT secret. The disc titles are: 01. Across the Great Divide, 02.) Land of Extremes, 03.) The Wild Shore, 04.) Splendors of Nature. 05.) Scenic Wonders of America - from the Great Smokey Mountains to Devil's Tower in Wyoming, 06.) Scenic California & Hawaii. This should keep the April Friday nights special. All the residents need to do is bring their own beverages & any snacks they wish to munch on.

Date: 03/09/2018

Spring Is In The Air!

Highland Colony Parkway is loaded up with pollen! That means The Waterford is covered with it also. However, a few brave residents did a walk about to check on what flowers we knew would re-appear & ones we wished to plant. This group will meet with Mr. Hanlon once he's spoken with a guy about our low areas so they can send an order off to be here in time to plant for the spring! How exciting this will be - and then - to enjoy the fruits of our labors.....beautiful flowers!

Date: 02/22/2018
Location: The Waterford 619 Highland Colony Parkway

Book Signing Scheduled

Ramón Machado, local author of Cuba, My (twice) Betrayed Generation, will speak about his book and experiences as a member of the Cuban underground during the Bay of Pigs crisis, at The Waterford on Highland Colony on Thursday, February 22 at 3:00 pm.

Machado’s book presents that chapter of Cuban history through autobiographical stories and the personal anecdotes of the individuals who actually participated in these events. He goes back to his earlier years when he was immersed in the events that shaped his future, what he thought the revolution would be, and how the events he observed forced him to reverse his conclusions. He writes how, as a young idealist, he is driven to abandon the very pro-revolutionary cause he once embraced and, instead, takes up arms against the oppressive Castro regime.

Machado is a retired nuclear engineer who went on to teach physics at St. Joseph’s High School in Madison. He has five children and six grandchildren and lives with his wife Connie in Ridgeland.

The Waterford is located at 619 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and signed by the author at the event. Books are currently available at for those who would like to purchase them early.

Date: 12/19/2017

Angelic Music

The Waterford on Highland has ONE ORIGINAL RESIDENT left. She truly IS a lovely lady. She has three daughters and one loves the piano. The Mother told us, she had to ask her daughter to stop playing and come to eat or come to bed or it's time to go to school. So this afternoon while some rested in their lounge chairs, the residents that did attend ( 43) listened to some very angelic music. You could honestly close your eyes and listen to the way she touched the keys and told the story of the song she was playing. Blew my mind ! The Waterford chose to gift them with identical poinsettias that were red and white intermingled on the leaves. They looked different to all of us and the ladies were pleased with their gifts. We also sang the kiddy-like songs and the favorites from our church hymnals. When I closed MY eyes and listened to her music, I felt the stress leave from my shoulders. Some residents said the same thing.! All in all, it was one of the best programs thus far.

Thank you for reading this and we at The Waterford on Highland in Ridgeland, MS hope you and your families have a truly wonderful and blessed holiday with all that YOU hold dear.

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

China G. Donnell
Activity Director

Date: 12/18/2017


Once again, our Christmas Night Light Ride was a success. Full bus & a 3 hour ride. Canton was lovely. We had a little trouble finding the newest subdivision that had tons of lights in Madison, but we DID & it was superb. We also went to our last two normal places & it brought the house down, I would say! We finished with Freedom Ridge Park & then headed home @ 8:16pm.


Posted On: 01/09/2018 - 2:15pm

Nominations have begun

If you would like to nominate yourself or another resident to serve on the Resident Council, please write the name on a slip of paper and drop it in the suggestion box at the entrance to the dining room. Nominees will be announced January 15.

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.”