Senior Living in Columbia

Valerie Matlock
Executive Director
Valerie Matlock

480 DD Road
Columbia, IL 62236
Phone: (618) 281-4200
Fax: (618) 281-3055

Garden Place Senior Living of Columbia (formerly known as the Bridges) is a beautiful community complete with its own lake perfect for fishing or simply enjoying the view. This breath-taking, vibrant senior living community features three types of residential senior-friendly apartments: Studio Suite, Large Suite and Two Bedroom Suite. Be sure to ask about our Share-A-Suite option, too!

View our community and rooms.

This community offers Independent and Assisted Living, Adult Day Club and other services for active seniors

Independent & Assisted Living services and amenities:

480 DD Road, Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-4200

  • Pet friendly
  • 24-hour on-duty, CPR-certified attendant
  • All utilities included except phone
  • Three daily, hot, home-cooked meals plus snacks
  • Weekly light housekeeping service
  • Full array of social activities and outings created together with residents and staff to better reflect each communities’ preferences
  • Laundry facilities and full personalized laundry services available
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal mailbox
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping and appointments
  • Emergency call bracelet and/or pendants with 24-hour, on-site monitoring that allows flexibility and freedom while maintaining safety
  • Access to common areas with TV, crafts and exercise equipment, game room, billiards room, and lounge areas
  • Assistance in setting and meeting personal goals toward an independent and active lifestyle
  • In-house religious services for various faiths
  • Notary services for seniors’ legal documents within the senior living communities at no charge
  • On-site health screenings including blood pressure, balance, wellness and exercise recommendations
  • In-house podiatry and physician services
  • Scheduled use of private kitchen and dining room for personal gatherings
  • Maintenance services
  • Background checks and fingerprinting of all staff
  • All services provided by Garden Place staff, not unfamiliar outside caregivers

Assisted living includes all Independent Living services plus the following:

  • Personal-care assistance
  • Bathing assistance
  • Dressing assistance

These additional services are available (additional costs may be required):

  • Respite (also known as Short-term stays)
  • Medications Set-up
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Furnished apartments
  • X-ray and lab work services
  • Physician and podiatry services

Call Susan Litteken at (618) 971-7706 or Contact Garden Place of Columbia to learn more about how seniors can better enjoy their retirement at Garden Place.

We live here. We care here.