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Westerwood opens up a world of new possibilities.

Located just minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University, Westerwood might be the fresh start you’ve been looking for. Formerly known as Friendship Village Columbus, our 23-acre Life Care community is designed to appeal to today’s modern elder who wants more out of life: More access to natural beauty. Expanded culinary choices. Greater fitness and vitality. New friendships. And plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and create.

Just steps from your door lives our certified nature preserve, where residents delight in wild deer and 200+ bird varieties. As one resident said, “It’s like living in the middle of woods, but you’re in the city!” Lifelong learning is minutes away with Otterbein University and as the only true Life Care community near Westerville you get it all — lifestyle and access to a full spectrum of care should you need it. Check out our Life Care agreements and learn why they are one of the best ways to offset the future care service and can help preserve your wealth.

COMING 2021: Currently in feasibility planning and taking reservations: Six brand new garden cottages with private garage and patio.

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Haven’t attended a web seminar before? Please be our guest at a virtual seminar.

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APRIL 21 • 1PM

Work-it Wednesday Fitness Class

Our fitness instructor Sierra Cronkleton specializes in helping older bodies get stronger. Her streamed fitness class will incorporate stretching, strength, and balance. You can follow along at home.

APRIL 22 • 1PM

Meet the Real Experts—Virtual Resident Panel

What’s it really like to live at Westerwood? Meet the real Westerwood experts, our residents. Bring your questions!

MAY 11 • 10AM

Hear Better: 10 Low-Cost & High-Tech Tips

Join Dr. Tremblay and Dr. Wallhagen in reviewing inexpensive technology solutions to manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.

MAY 13 • 10AM & MAY 25 • 1PM

Westerwood Garden Cottage Virtual Tours

See the inspiration behind the design! Learn about the new outdoor amenities, new garden apartments, and the Life Care contract options.

Ask about Westerwood’s three-bedroom special offer!

Save 21% on the entrance fee in 2021 while still available.

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A variety of living options and services.

Independent Living

We offer spacious studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in the main building on our beautiful, 23-acre campus. Garden apartments are just a short walk from our main building. They provide the ideal blend of privacy and freedom while allowing residents to enjoy our full range of amenities. We also offer a Flexible Lifestyles Program for travelers or snowbirds who live elsewhere for extended periods of time.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living at Westerwood offers the perfect balance of independence and assistance. Our studio, one-, and two-bedroom assisted living suites provide an ideal blend of comfort, security, and independence. We take an individualized approach to each resident to create their best day, every day.

Memory Care

Westerwood Memory Care offers a homelike setting staffed by well-trained healthcare professionals who understand the unique needs of memory care residents. The neighborhood includes 14 spacious suites designed with privacy and wellbeing. Comfortable gathering areas promote interaction among residents, families, and staff, while structured daily activities stimulate the mind. An enclosed courtyard allows residents to safely enjoy beautiful days and changes of scenery. It’s all about creating an environment that helps every resident reach their fullest potential every day.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

When life is put on hold due to surgery, stroke, or injury, your doctor may require short-term nursing care or rehabilitation. Short-term rehabilitation at Westerwood helps you regain strength in a comfortable and supportive environment as you recover from a hospital stay or illness. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are offered on-site with a top-notch medical team to get you back on your feet in no time. If you or your family member is currently in the hospital and in need of short-term rehabilitation, let your case manager know that you’re interested in coming to Westerwood. Your stay maybe covered by Medicare or private insurance.

Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care

When a loved one struggles with managing the activities of daily living or their health is declining due to a progressive illness, 24-hour supportive nursing care, outside of the home, may be needed. Westerwood offers quality long-term care at our five-star rated Medicare and Medicaid certified Health Care Center. The Health Care Center provides a choice of private or semi private rooms. Expenses are often covered by Medicare or private insurance.

Life Care Options

The Life Care contract provides a flat-rate living cost so you can plan ahead for assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care or rehabilitation therapy, should you ever need it. It offsets the greatest expense associated with care that can easily reach $100,000 a year or more. There are several different types of Life Care contracts, so reach out to us to learn more today.

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Life at a Glance

Live near all the urban conveniences with easy access to a wonderful natural environment just outside your door. Life at Westerwood is like living in the woods, in the middle of the city. As the only Life Care community near Westerville, you have total access to a full continuum of care right on campus whenever you need it.

  • 23-acre campus in a quiet neighborhood with Westerwood, a dedicated nature habitat featuring trails for walking and exploring.
  • Well-appointed fitness studio, hosting nine exercise classes daily, including yoga, tai chi, and balance. Plus, full-time, on-site personal training to guide you.
  • Beautiful gardens and landscaped grounds—plus your own garden plot.
  • Full-scope art studio, complete with craft materials, pottery wheel, and kiln. Plus, our artist in residence to coach your creativity and inspire your craft.
  • Professional woodshop, outfitted with all the tools you need for your next project.
  • Soda shop, salon and barber shop, convenience store and bank, all located on campus.
  • A great culinary program where every meal is chef-crafted by scratch.
  • More than 90% resident satisfaction rating with stellar customer service.
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