Residential Guide

. February 2, 2015.
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Many individuals and caregivers spend a lot of time and energy looking for a residential community that can meet their unique needs. We have good news: Our region is lucky to have a wealth of quality options for those looking for assisted or independent living, memory care, and comprehensive health management. We’ve included some of the best for your consideration.

compiled by Mature Living staff

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Browning Masonic Community

8883 Browning Drive, Waterville

(419) 878-4055

ohiomasonichome.org

Browning Masonic Community is a unique destination for those looking for independent or assisted living, as well as memory support. Services are available on-campus or in the home.

Since October 2013, Browning has been one of the region’s best in terms of memory care, as their Pathways memory support neighborhood is an ideal spot for healing and rehabilitation. Caregivers who live with individuals who have memory care needs can benefit from the Life and Rhythm daytime program, as part of Pathways. Cost is just $8-10/hour for this service. Director Tara Lloyd is happy to answer questions from caregivers and individuals on topics such as the aging process, caregiving solutions, and home-based care.

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Glendale Assisted Living

5020 Ryan Rd.

419-389-0800

glendaleassistedliving.com

This smaller, one-level community offers respite care, day care and permanent assisted living in a caring environment for active seniors. Glendale offers an all-inclusive rate, 24-hour assistance and both private and companion rooms. On- and off-site activities are offered to residents, including shopping trips and visits to the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Zoo and other locations. Every year, residents make handmade decorations for a room in the Wildwood Metropark Manor House for Christmas celebrations.

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Lutheran Homes Society

2021 N. McCord Rd. 

419-861-4970

lutheranhomessociety.com

A nonprofit, church-based organization, Lutheran Homes Society offers a range of services from independent and assisted living for seniors to short- and long-term nursing care and rehabilitation services. There are four community locations in Northwest Ohio and 12 independent living communities. Spiritual care is available to residents, and the care communities have onsite chaplains.

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Moongate Adult Living    

930 Soda Park Drive, Temperance, MI. 

734-847-7879

Offering luxury, apartment living for seniors aged 55 and older, Moongate is an independent living facility with community features. Social activities, billiards and game room, a clubhouse, a fitness room and a library make Moongate a wonderful place to spend your later years.

Sterling House of Bowling Green

121 N. Wintergarden Rd., 

Bowling Green

(419) 354-5300, 

brookdale.com/communities/sterling-house-of-bowling-green-oh

A fun and lively community, Sterling House of Bowling Green cares for residents in the 75-apartment assisted living facility, giving particular attention to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Great food from a hands-on dining staff gives the residents plenty of nutritious choices. Activities, such as “joy rides” for lunch in the park, and a strong relationship with Bowling Green State University sororities, fraternities, art clubs, and gerontology students makes Sterling House an interactive, dynamic facility.

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Sunset Retirement Communities

4 locations to serve you

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Sunset Retirement Communities have been serving older adults in NW Ohio and SE Michigan since 1871. An independent, non-profit organization that is also Eden Alternative-certified, Sunset has three locations suited for aging seniors, as well as the Ashanti Hospice for those nearing life’s end.

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Swan Creek Retirement Village

5916 Cresthaven Ln.

419-865-4445, swancreekohio.org

One of Toledo’s best-kept secrets, Swan Creek Retirement Village offers full continuum care for seniors throughout the aging process, with housing ranging from independent Villas to rehabilitation and long-term care. Made-to-order food, wellness centers and diverse activities keep residents engaged and active in a community with a home-like atmosphere. From fun murder-mystery dinner evenings and regular themed events such as “pink flamingo” happy hours to community outreach programs, Swan Creek works to help each resident find the lifestyle best suited for them.

Vibrant Life

667 W. Sterns Rd., Temperance 734-847-4096, vibrantlifetemperance.com

Assisted living, respite care and adult day care in a home-like setting, using small lodges designed for the individual. Specializing in memory care, Vibrant Life has a RN, BSN-Certified dementia practitioner on staff, and uses daily stimulating activities, including physical movement with music, to provide an engaging environment. Vibrant Life also takes pride in their nutritious meals, with the goal of replacing the word “dietary” with “dining.”

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West Park Place

3501 Executive Pkwy.

419-442-0791, seniorstar.com

Senior Star at West Park Place is an independent living senior living community that offers a variety of home health services—nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapies—that allow residents to safely and comfortably age in place. Home health services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the community.  Residents have the option to choose services from any home health agency, but West Park Place partners with an on-site home health agency to provide residents with cost-effective services and the kind of quick response times that can only come from being “right there” during times of need.

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