(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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Shannon Clifton
Meet Our Executive Director

Shannon Clifton

Shannon Clifton brings a lot of familiarity to his new role as Executive Director at The Bridge at Columbia. He has been Director of Maintenance at the community for the past eight years.

Originally from Memphis, Shannon settled in middle Tennessee after marrying his high school sweetheart, Tina. The couple raised two daughters and a son, and they have been blessed with two grandchildren: Navy and Elias.

Shannon started seminary in his mid-20s and will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in theology. He has been a minister for more than 17 years.

His heart for ministry seamlessly intertwines with the deep-seated love and respect he has for the senior population. He cherishes the history and wisdom he sees reflected in their eyes, as well as their character and poise. He makes it a goal to internalize their life stories and seeks to emulate the lessons learned through his own manners and experiences.

In his free time, Shannon and his wife enjoy antiquing and traveling to quaint towns throughout Tennessee. He is also a committed Chicago Bears fan — but will always cheer for the Tennessee Titans.

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