Find Faith-Inspired Living in a Caring Community

Welcome to Fairhaven, a United Church Homes Community

Much like the town of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Fairhaven is a caring, close-knit community where many residents know one another. Because of our longevity and quality reputation, multiple generations of families live and work here. Our residents and their families appreciate the level of care they receive as well as the continuity of care providers. In fact, our longest-term employee has served Fairhaven residents for 45 years.

But it’s more than the dedication of the employees and residents that make Fairhaven such a special place. It’s how Fairhaven is woven into the fabric of the larger Upper Sandusky community, through activities that create abundant life for its residents. It’s about empowering residents to experience:

  • Active community life
  • Purposeful living in mind, body and spirit
  • Faith-inspired programming
  • Freedom to do what you want each day
  • Respect for personal choice
  • A sense of belonging
  • Welcome and affirming culture

At Fairhaven, we schedule and provide transportation assistance for medical appointments for residents in every neighborhood. Our robust life enrichment program pairs residents with elementary school pen pals and offers outings for shopping and dining. For residents who prefer to stay at home, a volunteer shopper can pick up and deliver needed items. Many residents enjoy browsing the Fairhaven gift shop for cards, snacks or small items.

Welcome home to Fairhaven!

Services we offer at Fairhaven

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    Independent Living
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    Assisted Living
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    Memory Care
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    Fast Track Rehab
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    Skilled Nursing

Events and Monthly Activities

May 2019 Fairhaven Event Calendar

Click below to download the Fairhaven events for May.

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Monthly Caring for the Caregiver Programs Held at Fairhaven

Wyandot County Hospice and Fairhaven Community host Caring for the Caregiver seminars the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Fairhaven conference room. Learn how to take time for yourself and meet other caregivers in the area.

For more information, please contact Sandy Vent from Wyandot County Hospice at 419.294.5787 or or contact Ann Osborn from Fairhaven Community at 419.294.4973 or

When: Third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.

Where: Fairhaven Community Conference Room

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Living Options

Choose the living type and layout that fits your needs!

Your Living Options

Community Amenities

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

What’s Included?

About Fairhaven

Fairhaven offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About the Community

Located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Fairhaven Community has a rich history of providing exceptional housing options and amenities for older adults. As the first United Church Homes community, Fairhaven was established in 1920 to house seven residents. While the community serves many more residents today, Fairhaven seamlessly blends small-town charm and values with innovative lifestyle offerings and person-directed care.

Through a recent campus renovation, our community offers neighborhoods for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, Fast Track Rehab and memory care.

Our faith-inspired atmosphere celebrates the journey of living by empowering our residents and families to make choices that create the home and community they want for themselves and their loved ones. At Fairhaven, we focus on experiencing all that life has to offer —physically, emotionally and spiritually. Choice. Flexibility. Freedom. It’s all yours at Fairhaven Community.

Independent Living at Fairhaven

  • I don’t want to give up my daily routine.
  • I like my independence.

Are these reasons you give for not looking into independent living in a senior living community? When you compare your current expenses with independent living at Fairhaven Community, you may be surprised at just how reasonable it can be! Are you ready to trade home maintenance and yard work to do things that you enjoy?  Maybe independent living at Fairhaven sounds appealing, but you have questions.

  • What will it cost?
  • How will your life change?

The only thing Fairhaven residents give up is living arrangements that no longer fit their lifestyles or changing needs.

At Fairhaven Community, independent living residents enjoy maintenance-free living in two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens. We also take care of lawn maintenance and snow removal so you can spend your free time doing whatever you most enjoy!

Contact Us

To learn more about Fairhaven,
call (419) 294-4973 or contact us to schedule your visit today.

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Community Amenities

  • Picturesque, well-established campus
  • Restaurant-style dining served in well-appointed dining rooms
  • Full-time chaplain and onsite chapel
  • Full community calendar of life enrichment activities
  • Many amenities included in monthly fee
  • Onsite beauty and barber salon
  • Onsite crafts and hobby rooms
  • Onsite library
  • Scheduled outings and transportation
  • Small-pet friendly
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
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Visit us at Fairhaven today!
To learn more, call (419) 294-4973 or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Leadership Team

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    Lori Marsh

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    Karen Webb, RN
    Director of Nursing

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    Beth Montgomery
    Assisted Living Director

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    Kara Orians
    Director of Activities
    Memory Care Coordinator

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    Ann Osborn
    Marketing Director

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    Lindsey Lewis
    Human Resources Manager

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    Jenese Ekleberry
    Business Office Manager

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    Rev. Becky King

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    Jennifer Koge
    Staff Development Coordinator

Latest Community News

Stubbs Endowment Continues Legacy of Giving

Gertie StubbsThe late Gertrude “Gertie” Stubbs made a long-lasting impact on United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. United Church Homes’ computer donor records go back to the early 1980s, showing Gertie began giving in 1983 and continued for a total of 22 years before her passing in May 2009 at the age of 98.

In 1999, Gertie worked with UCH leadership staff to create the Gertrude Stubbs Transportation Endowment Fund for Fairhaven with a major gift of $300,000, established to provide funding for the ever-increasing need for transportation for older adults. It was Gertie’s largest donation, although it wasn’t exclusive as she continued to make other donations through the years, including another major gift of $100,000 to support an endowment for staff uniforms.

“Gertie’s husband, Don, was a resident on the second floor for many years,” said Karen Webb, director of nursing. “That is how we all became acquainted with her. She was dedicated and faithful to her husband and visited him twice a day, every day. She not only provided care for her husband, but also identified needs of our staff.

“She once told me that the Lord blesses the silent giver,” Karen said. “And give she did. She created the uniform fund for our staff, purchased a van and assisted staff members on a personal level with whatever they might be going through. She would visit staff members who were ill, did laundry for residents requesting the service — the list goes on and on. Then, when Gertie reached the stage of life when she needed us, what a privilege it was to be able to care for her! She was a wonderful, giving and caring individual who served the Lord by serving others.”

Fairhaven currently has a 16-passenger bus, paid for by the endowment years after her passing, and a wheelchair-accessible van that is used to take residents to medical appointments and on activities and trips that help them stay actively engaged in the community. Fairhaven Community provides transportation for approximately 800 medical appointments for residents every year.

The community offers a low- to no-fee transportation program for residents. This is especially beneficial because many insurers do not cover transportation services. A $2,000 grant from the Wyandot County Community Foundation and the endowment fund enable Fairhaven to cover a greater share of transportation costs, which helps residents stretch their personal dollars even further.

The transportation program is not Gertie’s only legacy at Fairhaven. She funded the construction of a garage, the Stubbs Garage. The former Stubbs Behavioral Care Unit also was named after Gertie. 

“Mother loved the people of Fairhaven,” said Judy Horobec, Gertie’s daughter. “I hope her story encourages others to give. She had a real passion for giving back to residents.”

Ruth Adams, who knew Gertie for more than 20 years and served on the Volunteer Service Group with her, said her friend accepted the call for assistance, no matter the need.

“She was such a giver,” Ruth said. “A lot of it she did anonymously. She was always doing something.”

Gertie offered communion to Catholic residents every Saturday and organized style shows to help raise funds for Fairhaven. “She would talk to the local stores and get all the clothes,” Ruth said. “She was always there. If there was anything to be done, Gertie did it.”

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