Overview and History

The Orchard, Mississippi’s premier retirement community, is committed to meeting the needs of today’s seniors, at every stage. Independent living, assisted living, physical rehabilitation therapy, memory care and skilled nursing services, all on site, follow through with continuing care tailored to your unique situation. Worry-free retirement is the ultimate goal.

From its start in the mid-1980s, the now seventeen-acre campus in Ridgeland puts Jackson’s medical hub, area retail outlets and the capital city’s many attractions within easy reach. Developers’ own parents were retirement age at the time. With that personal stake and attention to detail, this facility puts home-like comfort, personal safety and security, community and convenience at the forefront.

Thirty-plus years later, succeeding generations continue to embrace those traditions and a bright future awaits. A coming expansion will significantly boost The Orchard’s living options and resident count, plus enhance community connections with a public pavilion for concerts and events.

At The Orchard, residents feel right at home with beautiful surroundings of mature landscapes and peaceful fountains.

Commitment to Service at The Orchard

Skilled Nursing Administration

Dianne Bates

25 years

Assisted Living Administration

Roberta Fairchild, RN

4 years

Executive Chef

Michael Moore

4 years


Betty Burns, Shirley Buckley, Emma Cotton, Antoinette Ford, Temeka Jackson & Vicky Small, LPN

15+ years

Restaurant & Kitchen

Lonzell Brown, Helen Crossley, Bobbie Truss, Monti Ward, Elma Wolfe & Tremaine Ward

15+ years

PCA’s & Aides

Phyliss McCaskill, Melvin Yarber, Edith Coleman & Dianne Caldwell

15+ years

Maintenance, Housekeeping & Transportation

Kurt Aldy, Darrell Langford, Hady Tyler & Johnny Tyler

15+ years