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!

Events and Monthly Activities

Caring for the Caregiver Programs at Fairhaven

Health Services of Wyandot County and Fairhaven Community host Caring for the Caregiver seminars the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 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 Health Services of Wyandot County at 419.294.5787 or or Ann Osborn from Fairhaven at 419.294.4973 or

When: Third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Fairhaven Community Conference Room

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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 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.

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

Leadership Team

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    Jean Smith, LNHA

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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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    Rev. Dr. Becky King

  • aJennifer-Koge

    Jennifer Koge, RN
    Staff Development Coordinator

Latest Community News

United Way of North Central Ohio COVID-19 Community Response Fund Supports Fairhaven Community

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A Fairhaven Community resident visits with family online while virtual visitor guide Jae Watterson looks on. Fairhaven received a grant from United Way of North Central Ohio’s COVID-19 community response fund to support the launch of this program.

UPPER SANDUSKY [June 24, 2020] – United Way of North Central Ohio has awarded a $3,000 grant to Fairhaven Community from its COVID-19 community response fund to support Fairhaven’s new virtual visitor guide program.

Fairhaven is experiencing significant financial pressure due to the pandemic. While operating on the front lines, Fairhaven has increased expenses for food and personal protective equipment.

With communal dining prohibited, staff members deliver three meals a day to each resident in their apartment instead of inviting residents to dine together. Residents are also less active as they are physically distancing. Fairhaven’s dietitian is working to ensure they get enough nutritional calories.

“Safeguarding the mental and physical health of residents, staff and families has been — and will continue to be — our top priority,” Administrator Jean Smith said. “We’re the first line of defense for more than 180 older adults who live in our community and for the 200 staff members who need workplace safety.”

Virtual Visits at Fairhaven

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restricted visits to skilled nursing and assisted living communities on March 13 to reduce the risk of the novel coronavirus entering congregate living settings. United Church Homes, Fairhaven’s parent organization, shortly thereafter launched a virtual visitor guide program at each of its senior living communities.

Jae Watterson, who already served in Fairhaven’s community life department, helps residents connect through FaceTime, Skype or Google Duo with loved ones while they can’t visit in person. In addition to scheduling visits, Watterson provides essential technical support.

“Our residents are so much happier than they would have been because they have remained connected to loved ones during these difficult past few months,” Smith said. “Launching this program was an important step to address one of the many challenges the pandemic imposes.”

To learn how you can support residents at Fairhaven residents and staff during the pandemic, visit


About Fairhaven Community: Fairhaven Community offers independent and assisted living, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and holistic, person-directed memory care services on its beautiful campus. Its mission is to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace.

About United Church Homes: United Church Homes, headquartered in Marion, is one of the nation’s 60 largest nonprofit providers of senior living and affordable housing for older adults, with over 75 communities in 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is a faith-inspired organization in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.

Media Contact: Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or

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