Best of Senior Living

. February 1, 2018.

Whether you are a caregiver or a person in need of extra help, finding the right residential community or recreational opportunity means securing a safe, comfortable and healthy future. Don’t be intimidated by the options— here are the Toledo area’s best communities to meet you, or your parent’s, unique needs.

Genacross Lutheran
(formerly Lutheran Homes Society)

Four care campuses, 12
independent living facilities in
NW Ohio and SE Michigan.

As a non-profit, church-based organization,Genacross Lutheran Services provides a range of services from senior independent and assisted living to short- and long-term nursing care and rehabilitation services. Service coordination, activities and spiritual care are offered to enrich the lives of residents.

Merit House

4645 Lewis Ave.,

Originally constructed in 1965, and purchased by John and Jodie Stone in March of 2013, this family-owned and operated senior community offers 53 private suites for skilled, short-term and long-term care, as well as private assisted living suites with nursing care available 24 hours a day. The Stone family brings more than 30 years of experience in nursing homes to Merit House, ensuring a safe, fun, and vibrant living environment.

Orchard Villa

2841 Munding Dr., Oregon.

Part of the Legacy Health Services Family, and conveniently located near major highways and hospital systems, Orchard Villa has served the Oregon community for over two decades. Services include short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, skilled nursing, hospice care and respite care, including private suites for short term rehabilitation. A full schedule of events and activities keep residents active and healthy.

The Lakewoods

2125 Arlington Ave.,

The Lakewoods is centrally located on the Lakewoods Senior Campus in the former Maumee Valley Hospital. This lovely, six-story building has been carefully pursuant to historic guidelines, preserving and incorporating much of the architecture from the 1930’s.

Residents can enjoy a meal, a game or a class at the Senior
Center, shop at one of the many nearby retail establishments, or catch a bus right at the front door.

Wood County
Park District

Bowling Green. 419-353-1897.

Senior living is not only a matter of residence— it’s a matter of lifestyle. Find natural opportunities at one of the Wood County Park District’s 20 parks, which boast over 1,1240 acres. Whether you want to volunteer or join a program, like adult craft-ernoons, Tai Chi classes, book clubs, historical and educational classes, there are a bounty of activities to help achieve a healthy, fun-filled life.

Moongate Adult Living

930 Soda Park Dr.,
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 a game room, a clubhouse, a fitness room and a library make this Moongate a wonderful place to spend your later years.

Sunset Retirement

5 Locations to meet your needs.
Sunset Retirement Communities, serving older adults for 145 years, is a non-profit organization which provides assisted living and health care at its Toledo campus, Sunset House, and Sunset Village, located in Sylvania. Independent apartments are offered at The Woodlands on Indian Road and Independent Villas at Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village. Ashanti Hospice and Palliative Care is also available.

The Grove at
Oakleaf Village

4220 N. Holland-Sylvania.
With a special focus on memory care, The Grove offers a homelike environment featuring a vibrant neighborhood, a memory care program, purpose-built design, person-centered care, with an expert, proactive staff. A state-of-the-art, freestanding community on the campus of Oakleaf Village of Toledo, The Grove is exclusively designed for seniors with age-related dementias. In addition to The Grove, Oakleaf Communities also offers independent living apartments and assisted living apartments with 24-hour access to the professional staff.

Ohio Living Swan Creek
5916 Cresthaven Ln.,
Swan Creek Retirement Village offers full continuum care 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. Residents can express themselves through the arts, curling up with a good book in the library, or tending to spiritual needs through worship service.


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