(931) 381-6265 851 West James Campbell Boulevard,
Columbia, TN 38401

The Bridge at Columbia named U.S. News best Senior Living community

The Bridge at Columbia, premier senior living community in Columbia, was recently named a 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report best assisted living community.

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data. The ratings are based on such factors as community and activities, food and dining, caregiving and management, and staffing for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Assisted Living near Columbia, TN

The Bridge at Columbia, Tennessee, offers a fulfilling retirement to seniors looking for an active assisted living community to call home.

With a variety of resort-style services and amenities, The Bridge at Columbia strives to provide each resident the care and support they deserve. Professional associates are trained to handle a diverse set of senior needs, including activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and medication management. Our housekeeping and laundry services free up residents to enjoy the many highlights of The Bridge, whether that is joining a wellness group or having a gourmet dinner with friends in our restaurant-style dining room.

Located just outside Nashville, Columbia is a friendly community rich in Civil War history. Residents are encouraged to participate in outings to nearby historical attractions, as well as enjoy the quaint shops and restaurants Columbia has to offer. Our transportation services will ensure you get where you need to go.


The Bridge at Columbia works with affiliate Life Care Center of Columbia to ensure residents are provided a smooth transition should their needs change. Located on one campus, The Bridge and Life Care offer assisted living, skilled nursing and in- and outpatient rehabilitation.

Families can rest assured that their loved ones needs’ will be cared for, while residents enjoy all our community has to offer.

The Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating recognizes senior living and skilled nursing facilities that have prioritized health safety and visitor management through the utilization of advanced sign-in and health screening technology. 5-Star Safety Rated communities prioritize the need to identify, track, and screen all visitors, including family members, friends, third-party caregivers, and other vendors. These communities understand the risk that visitors and third-party care providers can pose for residents and staff and have put in place policies to help mitigate that risk. As a trusted symbol of Safety, the Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating helps communities increase awareness of the importance of safety through defined visitor management, health screening, entry policies, procedures, and systems.


What will you fall in love with at The Bridge at Columbia? Maybe everything.

Take a tour to meet our associates and residents and see if our community is a good fit for your new home.

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Chet Matheny
Meet Our Executive Director

Chet Matheny

My wife and I moved from Chattanooga to the Columbia area in 2021, and we quickly made it our home.

I seemingly have been in the long-term care industry my whole life. My mother was the CEO of a reputable skilled nursing company before it sold in 2020. Throughout my childhood, I attended many community events across the country with my mom and loved to help serve in each of those communities. I learned at a young age that my purpose was similar to my mother’s: to serve the elderly in their time of need.

Going through school, I started as a maintenance intern at a skilled nursing community. This quickly turned into a full-time role at the community, taking on multiple roles to fill the needs for the building. My diversified experience in maintenance, human resources, the business office, etc., allowed me to go through a state-approved administrator-in-training program, and I became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2020.

Taking on the Executive Director role at The Bridge at Columbia has felt like a perfect match between myself and Century Park in terms of mission and values. I have always been of the mindset that if your associates are happy, then your residents will, in return, be satisfied. I will always strive to make my community a comfortable and fulfilling atmosphere for my associates to work and for my residents to live.

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