Designated a certified retirement community by the state of Mississippi, the quality of life for active seniors in Columbus is certainly above par. With plenty of athletic opportunities for seniors through golf at Columbus Country Club, walking or bass fishing along the riverfront, or as members of the YMCA, active seniors can stay that way. Cultural events abound through the Columbus Arts Council, with gallery exhibits throughout the year. There are plenty of antique shops and a community theater, and musical festivals showcase the diverse culture in Columbus. Quality of life draws even more people and is reflected in the number of retirement communities in the area, as well as the adequate amount of medical services for the region. Baptist Memorial Hospital employs more than 70 specialists and physicians, but there are numerous other clinics and primary care facilities to choose from.
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