– Eddie & Jennifer Dozier, FoundersSo much has been given to us, now it’s our time to give back.
How the Idea for Beautiful Life Started
While living in Texas, Jennifer was working a fulltime job as a Nurse and was taking on a full time class load as a student pursuing her educational requirements to become a Nurse Practitioner. This left very little time for her to take care of her elderly parents which moved in with her. Her father was suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and her mother was too feeble to care for him alone. Jennifer found help from an Adult Day Center. Jennifer was now able to remain enrolled in college and pay the bills all while knowing that Mom and Dad were safe and enjoying themselves. The Center was able to give her father the assistance he required and her mom attended because she enjoyed the socialization and fun activities.
As time passed, Jennifer would often volunteer at the Center where she noticed how not only her parents, but all the clients truly enjoyed attending. Jennifer experienced firsthand the help received by caregivers and the enjoyment her parents and other clients experienced from attending. Because of this, she developed the dream of one day owning her own Adult Day Center where she would be able to give back to other families the same level of love, help, and care that she had once received.
After marrying Eddie in 2003, they relocate to Columbus, MS in 2005. Once in Columbus, they noticed there were no adult day centers in the area so they decided to open one. The opportunity to open presented itself in 2007 and Beautiful Life Adult Day Center went from a dream to a reality.
Age 18 - 40
Age 41 - 60
*Data compiled May 2015.