100 Covington Ridge Place
Collins, MS 39428


Co-Lin’s ILR Group Visits Covington Ridge in Collins, MS

Wesson—Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Institute of Learning and Retirement Group visited Covington Ridge Retirement Home on Friday, October 6.

A group of 31 boarded the Co-Lin motor coach and traveled to Collins for a fun-filled day.

“We started off seeing Sanford Village, a neat place not on any map. It’s available to view by appointment only. American Pickers went there and weren’t allowed to buy anything…only dream of the things they wanted,” said Kim Whittington of Wesson, ILR member since 2015. “This place has 15 buildings of antiques and memorabilia.”

The group had a hearty lunch at Shady Acres in Seminary and then made its trek over to Covington Ridge Retirement Home. Locals know it as “The Ridge”.

“We were so happy to have them visit our beautiful facility. We get lots and lots of visitors but not too many from Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence, Pike, and Franklin counties – and none on a tour bus that we can recall (jokingly),” said Jessica Breazeale, the Director of PR and Marketing of The Ridge.

The tour group was treated to homemade ice cream by The Ridge staff.

“We make homemade ice cream for our residents every Wednesday, so we thought that would treat the group to dessert…Ridge-style!” Breazeale stated.

Covington Ridge Retirement Home is a 29-suite facility in Collins and located across the street from Covington County Hospital. Many of the suites are occupied by husband and wife. Residents decorate their suite much like their home and receive an exceptional level of health care.

The Ridge is a luxurious retirement home that rolls out the red carpet for its residents serving three delicious, home-cooked meals daily, hosting regular church services, and provides daily activities such as arts & crafts and entertainment.

The ILR group took a facility tour of The Ridge and loved seeing the beauty shop, sunroom and library. They visited with many Ridge residents before boarding the motor coach back to Wesson.


Honoring your elders is something Melinda and Hank Lott and Kevin Cooksey (Melinda’s brother) take very seriously. When the need arose to care for Melinda and Kevin’s grandparents, they built a facility to meet the expectations they had for dignified care. Magnolia Place in Sumrall is the result of that labor of love. 17 years ago Melinda, Hank and Kevin looked to expand their special level of care to our elderly population. Covington Ridge continues to provide the exemplary care they set out to establish. More info at www.CovingtonRidgeRetirement.com.