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: 09/15/2017

Cultural Hour

The lovely ladies of Hospice Ministries realy did a fine job Sept. 14th from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. As one lady played softly on the piano another lady worked on her art easel with her pastels in chalk. The another beautiful lady served our residents with cookies, brownies, water & Orange Soda. We talked about a return visit & performance in Nov. Keep your fingers crossed for us. .

Date: 09/15/2017


Sept 14 was a Big Day for Waterford on Highland Residents. The ladies of The Jackson Jr. League performed from 4pm to 4:30pm & it was wonderful! They were in full costumes, dancing, prancing, hugging, smiling & singing for us. When their was up, they each gave hugs & kisses along with Mardi Gras Beads. Fun had by ALL 52 residents that attended.

Date: 09/15/2017


We had the pleasure 9/15 of having the 8 & 9 year olds from Christ Covenant School to interview our residents for a fun class project. The questions the children asked were; Your Name, Are you Married? Have many children & grand children do you have? Where did you go to school? What were some of your favorite subjects in school? Could you please give me some advice?
This school has been coming to The Waterford on Highland since 2010. Their teacher really likes us & we're so happy that she does.

Date: 08/18/2017
10:00am - 11:00am

Friday is Pokeno Day

We were thankful for our new Pokeno caller, Mae Jackson, a friend of Verna 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: 08/16/2017

Exercise Class

Good Morning, Good Morning PEOPLE! If I sound upbeat - it's because we ALL are at Waterford on High. Every weekday we have a sit down exercise class that lasts for 30 minutes. Some of the exercises require you to stand for your balance portion of the class twice each week. It's fun when count and exercise together and then go into our "cool down" portion of the class. Some get so relaxed, they almost get sleepy - but - we ALWAYS leave with a smile. I encourage you, if you're reading this, to stop in for a peek and join in if you'd like to. We would surely welcome you with open arms - and a smile.
China Donnell/Activity Director


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!