Gems are Often Hidden.

Friendship Village near Westerville is no exception.

We’re a Community of Avid Lifelong Learners

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Friendship Village by Westerville is a 23-acre retirement community that’s off the beaten path in a scenic location. Just minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University, our campus has a collegiate feel to it. In fact, many Otterbein University alumni, fans, and supporters call Friendship Village their home. Plus, we have an active resident community who loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, and connecting with nature.

The campus itself has a university charm with its own nature preserve—perfect for walking the dog or bird watching. There is more than a mile of walking paths and trails to explore with rose gardens, community gardens, and a campus full of recreational opportunities.

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Events & Tours

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

RSVP by calling (614) 568-0503 or using the form below.

1PM • TUESDAYS 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 and 2/16

Health Reboot: A 5-Part Series

In the theme of living our best year in 2021, we’re offering a free 5-week series. Learn about molecular reactions created by foods and how these affect us. Together, we’ll shift our diets to reduce inflammation, improve sleep and increase immunity and brain health. Classes come with handouts and recipes.

Dr. Tremblay, retired Professor of Neuroscience & Audiology at the University of Washington and contributor to the World Health Organization’s “World Report on Ageing and Health,” will be joined by Chef Mike Peacock.


Resident Panel Discussion

Hear from real residents who traded a large house for a larger life at Friendship Village, including a community update by board member Sam Robbins and executive director Lisa Burkhart.


What Is Life Care and Why Should I Care?

Learn how Life Care contracts benefit your health and financial well-being and discover the difference between nonprofit CCRC and for-profit communities.


Estate Planning & Directives 101

Procrastinating on estate planning? Beatrice Wolper of Emens, Wolper, Jacobs, and Jasin Law Firm will give you all the basics. From powers of attorney to making a will, we’ll cover it all.

RSVP by calling (614) 568-0503 or using the form below.

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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

Ridgewood Assisted Living at Friendship Village Columbus 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

Ridgewood Terrace 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 Friendship Village Columbus 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 Friendship Village Columbus. 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. Friendship Village Columbus 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 Friendship Village 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 Friendship Woods, 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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