Don’t let Covington’s small size fool you. The quaint town located 35 miles east of Atlanta offers its approximately 14,000 residents friendly neighborhood charm with world class, big city amenities at arm’s reach. Its picturesque, historic downtown earned it a spot on Southern Living’s list of the prettiest small towns in Georgia and functions as the community’s bustling heart. A place where seniors can enjoy a multitude of dining and shopping options, downtown Covington also boats the beautiful Square Park, a green hub for frequent live music and community events.
For those looking to participate in senior social events or take advantage of area aging resources, Covington is the site of Newton County’s Senior Services Center. Senior center members can participate in exercise and wellness classes, dine on low-cost meals and head out of town on fun social group day trips. The center’s location on the scenic Turner Lake Park makes it even easier for seniors to enjoy relaxing walks in nature. With the Atlanta area’s below-average $3,390 monthly cost of assisted living, Covington may be the perfect place for seniors to affordably and peacefully enjoy their later years. For those seeking this option, we’ve included a list detailing the highlights of 10 of our favorite Covington assisted living homes.
Oaks at Ashton Hills
10050 Eagle Dr.
Covington, GA 30014
Located steps from the stunning Ashton Hills Golf Club, Oaks at Ashton Hills provides assisted living and memory care to seniors while helping them live as independently as possible. Outside, the well-manicured grounds include walking paths, a stately fountain and cozy, shaded patios with comfortable seating. Inside, residents can choose from well-equipped studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment floor plans with spacious, private bathrooms. Staff members assist with chores such as housekeeping and laundry, give residents medication reminders and assist with activities of daily living. Upscale amenities such as a theater room, an elegant dining hall and an arts and crafts room let residents enjoy their interests, eat and socialize in style.
Benton House of Covington
7155 Dearing Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
Benton House of Covington’s convenient one-story layout makes it easier for seniors of varying mobility levels to navigate. The well-designed Beacon memory care neighborhood boasts an enclosed garden courtyard, spacious open floor plans and large windows that let in abundant natural light. In this unit as well as in the assisted living wing, residents enjoy use of a full-service beauty salon, media center, shared country kitchen and private dining room. Additionally, residents can choose from a dozen delicious, nutritious menu items daily in the community’s family-style dining room. Resident apartments include personally controlled thermostats and private kitchenettes.
964 South Main St.
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Nestled in nearby Conyers’ Main Street, The Magnolias’ gorgeous Victoria-style home is a convenient walking distance from local shops and restaurants. We chose this facility for our list of Covington’s Top 10 for its warm, serene and family-like environment where residents can receive memory care and assistance with activities of daily living. To help residents stay connected to the large community and feel a sense of purpose and involvement, staff members encourage residents to participate in outreach volunteer events with local schools and churches. Additionally, the Magnolias’ outdoor gardens are perfect for relaxing, reading or socializing in the fresh Georgia air.
Merryvale Assisted Living
Oxford, GA 30054
At Merryvale Assisted Living, seniors enjoy assisted living, memory care and respite services in a quiet, rural setting in the small nearby town of Oxford. Staff members foster community engagement among residents, and the well-stocked library, full-service beauty salon and exercise gym with organized classes make it easy for residents to stay active while exploring their personal interests. In the restaurant-style dining hall, a friendly wait staff attends to residents’ special dietary needs and serves them three healthy home-cooked meals per day.
Morningside of Conyers
1352 Wellbrook Cir. NE
Conyers, GA 30012
The luxurious Morningside of Conyers offers residents a full-service beauty salon where they can enjoy manicures, pedicures and hairstyling at their leisure. The facility welcomes small furry companions, and staff members even facilitate regular pet therapy sessions. Residents can also participate in exercise classes or nurture their green thumbs in the outdoor garden to stay stimulated and engaged. As a member of the Five Star Senior Living group, the facility collaborates with professional chef Brad Miller to create fresh meals inspired by regional cuisine.
1358 Manchester Dr. NE
Conyers, GA 30012
Manchester Court is located in Conyers, walking distance from Piedmont Rockdale Medical Center and conveniently close to churches, restaurants and Milstead Park. The one-story building surrounds two secured, manicured courtyards with sunny indoor seating areas and houses a professional on-site hair salon. The dining hall’s menus are created by a Registered Dietitian to accommodate doctor-prescribed diets. On-site doctor visits, daily housekeeping, weekly laundry service, medication administration and 24/7 staff supervision help residents stay healthy and comfortable with minimal stress.
Ruby’s Personal Home Care, LLC
2117 Fieldstone View Ct. SE
Conyers, GA 30013
Ruby’s Personal Home Care provides an intimate, homelike environment with an enclosed yard where residents can enjoy assistance with activities of daily living without feeling like they’re in a large, impersonal facility. Staff members provide residents with scheduled transportation to and from medical appointments, monthly wellness checks and convenient laundry services. Individualized service plans incorporate residents’ preferred schedules, habits and hobbies, and residents enjoy three meals with two additional snacks per day.
Yellow Brick House
6903 Main St.
Lithonia, Georgia 30058
Located in the quiet nearby town of Lithonia, Yellow Brick House residents are greeted by skylights framing the facility’s welcoming entryway. In this peaceful, homelike environment, residents receive scheduled transportation for appointments, linen and laundry services and three meals per day with two servings of snacks. Residents can join the weekly community shopping trips or relax among the lush plant life framing the shady outdoor porches. For an additional fee, residents can also enjoy beautician and barber services, cable connection and private caregivers.
The Retreat at Conyers
1504 Renaissance Dr. NE
Conyers, GA 30012
We included the Retreat at Conyers in our list of Covington’s Top 10 assisted living facilities for its emphasis on communication and connection with residents’ families, reflected through its monthly resident wellness reports and family support groups. The Live, Love, Learn life enrichment program and oxygen and continence management programs help residents stay engaged while ensuring they feel their best. To relax, residents can stroll along the outdoor courtyard’s walking trails or enjoy personal grooming services. Unique group activities include Tai Chi, worship services, Dakim brain fitness exercises and volunteer events. Additionally, the attractive restaurant-style dining hall prepares three meals per day and accommodates special diets.
Park Springs – A Life Plan Community
500 Springhouse Cir.
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Park Springs is a large, full-service, upscale continuing care community that lets residents age in place or alongside their loved one. We selected this facility for its sprawling, tree-filled 61-acre campus with views of the beautiful Stone Mountain Park. In the resort-like Cobblestone assisted living community, residents are referred to as members and are assisted by Care Partners available 24/7 to attend to their needs. Members enjoy gourmet meals, easy access to beautiful outdoor walking trails and personally tailored exercise programs to round out their days.
Is Covington the Right Choice for You?
The array of assisted living facilities in and around Covington offers seniors lifestyle choices ranging from resort communities to smaller, more intimate homelike settings. Those seeking the friendly environment of a small southern town will find Covington to be the perfect place to make friends while having easy access to Atlanta’s professional sports teams, world-class airport and museums. The city’s below average cost of living and 218 sunny days per year provide seniors a life of minimal stress with ample opportunity to enjoy the stunning outdoors.