Columbia Cottage Turns 20!

Columbia Cottage Turns 20!

We are excited and honored to celebrate 20 years of serving Florence and its seniors. Columbia Cottage opened in September of 1997, but the inspiration for a warm, home-like, and charming community for our seniors began long before that. During a family vacation to...
How to Help Your Senior Mom Through the “Holiday Blues”

How to Help Your Senior Mom Through the “Holiday Blues”

While the winter holidays are meant to be a time filled with loved ones and happiness, for some people, this season can cause intense feelings of sadness and even depressive episodes. Many seniors experience the Holiday Blues as a result of health problems or the loss...
Resident Profile: Ruby Brackin

Resident Profile: Ruby Brackin

Ruby Brackin with her children, Bill Brackin, Tonitia Brackin, and Trudy Lyle Ruby Brackin lives in Columbia Cottage in Florence, Alabama. She was born on June 15, 1927 and is 89 years old. She was married for 63 years and spent 32 years as a teacher. Her husband...
Resident Profile: Jack Sellers

Resident Profile: Jack Sellers

Mr. Sellers with his son, Jack Sellers Jack Sellers has lived at Columbia Cottage in Florence, Alabama since 2015. He was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama, known to locals as Alex City. After graduating from high school, he entered The University of Alabama,...