As they age, many people feel that living in their current home or with family is the best option for them to retain their independence. But doing so has become challenging in today’s world, where getting out and about carries with it restrictions, rules and risks. Life Plan Communities, on the other hand, can offer seniors a richer lifestyle by combining socialization, stimulation and support in an all-inclusive setting.


     One such Life Plan Community is St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. Located on 160 picturesque and wooded acres, St. Catherine’s provides the right care at the right time through independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing — all in a protected environment. 


     As one of Mississippi’s preeminent senior living communities, St. Catherine’s has numerous measures in place to minimize health risks while providing high-quality care and much-needed social interaction for residents. That’s because studies have shown that staying socially active supports a senior’s overall wellbeing by reducing stress and anxiety, and lowering the likelihood of depression, which often stems from isolation.


     Since the start, St. Catherine’s Village’s response to the pandemic has been swift and well-orchestrated to minimize impact within the community. Today the staff continues to demonstrate its ability to grow and adapt to the changing environment to achieve positive outcomes. They have made exceptional efforts to keep residents engaged and connected to family and friends, with countless life-enriching activities and events like music, art and devotion offered in a safe, fun and relaxing manner. Support groups also are available, as are chapel services, to nurture residents’ spiritual lives. 


     For physical health, the Life Plan Community provides exercise classes and wellness programs. An added benefit at St. Catherine’s is that residents can experience the outdoors. Lakes can be enjoyed through fishing and passive recreation, while views of the water from indoor spaces are maximized as much as possible. Walking paths are available and accessible for all.


     Becoming a Life Plan Community resident allows seniors to direct their own futures and better plan for life’s uncertainties. As such, they can move from independent living to assisted living to nursing or memory care as needed — all within the comfort and familiar setting of St. Catherine’s. Knowing they will have a smooth transition as their level of care changes with age brings comfort to both residents and their families.


     If you or a loved one are 62 or older, St. Catherine’s Village might be the ideal senior living opportunity for today and in the future. To learn more about senior living options at St. Catherine’s, visit or call 601.856.0123 to schedule a one-on-one tour.