A Small-Town Feel in a Full-Service Senior Living Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio

Welcome to The Chapel Hill, a United Church Homes Community

At Chapel Hill Senior Living Community, our beautiful country campus is surrounded by nature. When you look out the windows you’ll see hills, trees and a pretty pond, yet you’re still just a short drive from charming and historic downtown Canal Fulton, Ohio. Our Life Plan Community offers options for every stage of life, whether you’re looking for a retirement community or long-term care.

Chapel Hill Senior Living Community

Our vibrant and established community has a true sense of family and heritage. In fact, we have generations of families living here! Our active residents enjoy the chance to explore a variety of interests, activities and friendships. Our experienced and committed staff members offer more than just a community — they offer a rich lifestyle which focuses on helping each resident achieve peace, joy and a purpose-filled quality of life.

You’ll feel right at home here. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community at Chapel Hill!

See how we LIVE IT! at Chapel Hill

Our culture of compassion and respect sets United Church Homes apart, and our LIVE IT! standards aim to show that we don’t just say it — we bring those values to life. Our LIVE IT! program is based on three core goals we help residents achieve: Living Life with Purpose, Creating Social Connections and Living Safe and Sound.

Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

Choose the living type and layout that fits your needs!

Your Living Options

Senior Community Amenities

Senior Community

Our amenities cater to your lifestyle. You decide what you want!

What’s Included?

About Chapel Hill in Canal Fulton

Chapel Hill Canal Fulton, Ohio

Chapel Hill offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About Our Senior Living Community

Senior Living Community

Chapel Hill is a full-service Life Plan Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio. Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living, long-term, rehabilitative or memory care, we’re here to serve you.

We focus on holistic care — physical, intellectual and spiritual — that’s person-directed. When medical care is needed, our expert staff is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones receive the highest quality care in a peaceful atmosphere.

Independent Living at Chapel Hill

Are you ready to trade home maintenance and yard work to do the things that you enjoy most? Maybe independent living at Chapel Hill Community sounds appealing, but you have questions. How much will it cost? How will you downsize your belongings? How will your life change?

At Chapel Hill, you’ll gain the perfect blend of maintenance-free living in a trusted, vibrant community. When you add life enrichment activities, fine dining and recreational programs, as well as proximity to local shopping and amenities, then you have just about everything you ever wanted in a retirement community.

I don’t want to give up my daily routine. I like my independence. Are these reasons you list for not moving to a senior living community? Independent living at Chapel Hill means enjoying the freedom to do what you want, when you want. It’s all on your terms!

Contact Us

Contact Chapel Hill

To learn more about Chapel Hill,
call (330) 854-4177, or contact us to schedule your visit today.

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Senior Living Community Amenities

  • Gorgeous cottages available in a scenic setting
  • Close to shopping, restaurants and the historic Towpath Trail for walking and biking
  • Restaurant-style dining with a la carte options for every meal
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy available seven days a week
  • Scheduled outings and transportation assistance
  • Full community calendar of life enrichment activities
  • Faith-inspired community with full-time chaplain
  • Chapel that seats over 100
  • Music & Memory program
  • Opening Minds through Art program
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
  • Comfort Matters® accreditation
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Leadership Team

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    Debra Durbin, RN, MBA
    Executive Director

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    Rev. Erin Proie
    Chaplain

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    Jerry Martin, LPN
    Director of Marketing

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    Cheryl Baughman
    Business Office Manager

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    Marc Dye, RN
    Director of Nursing

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    Josh Kerr, LNHA
    Assistant Administrator

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    Jennifer Conley
    Director of Human Resources

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    Shawn Harkless
    Admissions Coordinator

Are you ready to LIVE IT! at Chapel Hill?
To learn more call (330) 854-4177, or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Latest Community News

Parker Center Celebrates 5 Years of Ministry

Ruth Frost Parker Center United Church Homes

2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the establishment of an important donor-sponsored initiative of United Church Homes (UCH): the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA).

The center’s primary goal is to transform how society views aging through engagement, education and advocacy, aligning closely with UCH’s mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace.

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins

Named for Ruth Frost Parker, who served as the inspiration for many United Church Homes (UCH) initiatives, the center is led by Reverend Beth Long-Higgins, Vice President of Engagement for UCH. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for more than three decades, Long-Higgins is a tireless advocate for older adults. She joined UCH in 2013 and was named as the RFPCAA founding executive director in 2017. The success of The Parker Center and our growing accomplishments lead UCH to recently expand Long-Higgins’ role to Vice President of Engagement, bringing her expertise in engagement on the national scene to the executive table.

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging strives to champion the gifts older adults contribute to society, confront and eliminate ageism, grow an understanding of the many facets of the aging journey and facilitate partnerships with other organizations seeking to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The center also provides education and other resources on aging for religious, community and healthcare professionals who support older adults.

“We live in a society with a youth focused culture,” explained Long-Higgins. “There is an inherent bias against the aging process. Ageism and making assumptions of one’s abilities based on age, is far too prevalent.”

“Our intent is to foster connections by promoting conversation and building community to enhance the experience and understanding of aging abundantly,” she continued. “Our outreach extends to older adults, professionals, academics and students, clergy and religious leaders and organizations.”

Long-Higgins is passionate that as we age, we cultivate wisdom. This cultivation involves deep listening and learning, while reflecting on life experiences. She said we have internalized our culture’s messages which suggest that aging itself is something to ignore, deny, cover up or cure. We don’t have to hold on to those messages when we discover that despite the challenges aging presents, there are other ways to engage in the world with purpose and meaning.

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Older adults enjoying technology at The Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio.

Today, humans are functioning at higher levels for longer periods of time with chronic illnesses controlled through medication, and surgeries like knee and hip replacements allowing older adults to remain active longer, giving them more time to make a difference in the world. Long-Higgins strives to help individuals and organizations better understand the many facets of aging, surprisingly noting that the first, second and third most creative decades of one’s life are 60 to 70, 70 to 80, and 50 to 60, respectively.

“Individuals who have a positive outlook about aging generally live about seven years longer than those with negative perceptions,” she said. “And people who continue to work past age 65, whose work gives their lives purpose, tend to live longer. Meaningful purpose is a key ingredient of quality of life.”

In the The Parker Center’s mission to transform how society thinks about aging, it has expanded to offer a variety of resources including the Another Day Older Conversation Guide – designed for virtual or in-person group discussions, aimed at sparking conversation about ageism and challenging individuals to reframe attitudes toward aging. Darla Metz, chaplain at The Fairhaven Community, described the program as enlightening, “When I attended the seminar, I was very enlightened on ageism and how the words and phrases we use as we minister to our more mature parishioners can have a negative outlook. Though perhaps not intentional, certain phrases can be hurtful to those we love and minister to. I am now able to be more conscientious of what it is I want to say and how to phrase so it is heard in a much more appropriate and uplifting manner.”

Some of the center’s programs are designed specifically for elders, including the Art of Aging Podcast which explores topics and experiences relevant to older adults. The podcasts offer ideas, information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older. This product stems from a partnership with The Dayton Foundation’s Del Mar Encore Fellow, Eric Johnson.

Enliven features a series of online courses for older adults that create community and conversation around spiritual life, encouraging individuals to learn, grow and share together. Dale, a participant in the Qigong sessions said, “The course touches my heart and soul. I’m at peace and God’s presence is strong. It’s a reminder in this violent world that love always wins.” Rev. Dr. Janet Ross reflects, “I came into the Qi Gong class completely new to the practice. I have learned more than I would have imagined, including the power of slowing down, listening and moving as my body seeks to move.”

Annual RFPCAA Symposium

Annual symposiums hosted by the The Parker Center bring together nationally recognized speakers, experts on aging and an interdisciplinary audience of older adults, students, professionals and community members. the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging for co-presenting the LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit.

As Long-Higgins looks back on the center’s beginnings and ahead to the future, Ruth Frost Parker’s words are front of mind: There is still so much work to be done.

In addition to partnering with groups to design and cocreate programs, The Parker Center offers presentations and workshops on a range of aging topics including: Living well in later life, Spirituality and aging and Age-Friendly Congregations.

For more information about the upcoming 2022 Symposium, click here.


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