Services & Amenities

At the Cottage, you’ll find a cozy, Southern community that offers both physical support and a welcoming and active environment for your loved one. With regular opportunities to challenge the mind and nurture the heart, our mission is to offer our residents the ability to achieve their desired quality of life.

Private Rooms

With different sizes and styles of apartments, the Cottage is a unique assisted living community that offers the attention, care, and home-like environment your loved one deserves. Our private apartments come equipped with a private bathroom, emergency alert system, and spacious closet. Each apartment is also cable TV and telephone ready.

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Cozy Community Areas

The Cottage designed its community around the premise of cozy common areas for friends to gather and a family-style dining room to enjoy during meal times. With a spacious living room, quiet library, sunny porch, and a warm Country Kitchen, our residents always have a place to read, meet with friends, and enjoy a cup of coffee.


Central to the Cottage's mission is CareSteps, the customized personal care program that provides just the right kind of help at the right time. Along with this individualized care program, Cottage services include:

  • 24-hour staff attention
  • Three home-style meals daily
  • Weekly thorough housekeeping and daily tidy up
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Planned off and on-site recreation
  • Weekly personal laundry

Learn More about CareSteps

Meet The Staff
Briana Butler

Briana Butler

Admissions Director

Briana is a Florence native and has a degree in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of North Alabama.

She has a passion for working with seniors. She has been helping senior adults find care in the Florence area since 2010. She worked in a skilled nursing facility and with a local hospice company prior to working at Columbia Cottage. When asked about working with seniors, Briana says “I truly feel like I am making a difference in the lives of our residents. I feel like they are all part of my family!”

Briana is a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ, Florence Civitan Club, and a volunteer for Room in the Inn. She enjoys traveling and re-purposing furniture. Briana and her husband have one fur-baby – a Yorkie named Stella.

Glenda Beavers

Glenda Beavers

Managing Director

Glenda grew up in Russellville, Alabama and moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She currently attends University of North Alabama. Glenda has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience private sitting for seniors. "Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage," she says.

Married 43 years, Glenda enjoys spending time with her two sons and five grandchildren. She attends Valdosta Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.

Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Resident Services Dircetor

Jennifer joined the Cottage team in 2014 as a homemaker and was promoted to Resident Services Director in the spring of 2016. Prior to the Cottage, she was the primary caregiver for her and her husband’s four children. Jennifer loves working with seniors, “I spent many years trying to figure out my career path, and I finally found a career that I enjoy.”

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

Selena Jackson

Selena Jackson

Regional Managing Director

Selena is from Russellville, Alabama and first joined the Cottages in 1998 as the Resident Services Director for our Country Cottage in Russellville. Since that time she has been a member of the Cottage team in various positions, including Managing Director for several of our locations. Selena has been a nurse for 25 years, and has enjoyed 22 years caring for the elderly.

“The reason I love caring for the elderly is because of my many wonderful grandparents who played such an important role in my life,” says Selena.

Download the Activity Schedule

Activity Schedule

Click here to download this month's activities calendar for Florence, Alabama

Floor Plans

Click here to view our guide to using the floor planner tool.

Click here to download PDF of floor plans

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