Find Faith-Inspired Senior Living in a Caring Community in Upper Sandusky, OH

Welcome to The 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.

Senior Living Community

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 Senior Living Community!

Services we offer at The Fairhaven

Call (419) 294-4973 to schedule your visit.

See how we LIVE IT! at Fairhaven

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

Choose the living type and layout that fits your needs!

Your Living Options

Senior Community Amenities

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

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About Fairhaven

Fairhaven offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About Our Senior Living Community

Fairhaven Senior Living 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.

Senior 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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    Jean Smith, LNHA
    Administrator

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    Karen Webb, RN
    Director of Nursing

  • aBeth-Montgomery

    Beth Montgomery
    LISW, CEAL
    Assisted Living Director

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    Kara Orians
    Director of Activities
    Memory Care Coordinator

  • aAnn-Osborn

    Ann Osborn
    Marketing Director

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    Lindsey Lewis
    Human Resources Manager

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    Rev. Dr. Becky King
    Chaplain

  • aJennifer-Koge

    Jennifer Koge, RN
    Staff Development Coordinator

Are you ready to LIVE IT! at Fairhaven?
To learn more call (419) 294-4973, or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Latest Community News

7 Tips for Moving into a Senior Living Community

The active housing market has many older adults considering whether now is the time to downsize and move. Senior independent living communities welcome adults ages 55 and older and typically offer of cottage homes and apartments, and sometimes both. They are an attractive option because they offer a broad range of amenities that bring like-minded individuals together and can make retirement healthier and more enjoyable than it would be in an average neighborhood.

If you are considering a senior living community could be right for you, here are seven tips of a few things you should know.

1. Location

Maybe you want to move closer to children and grandchildren, or stay within a few miles of familiar stores, healthcare providers and services you use now. A quick Google search online can help you find communities that cater to older adults nearby or in another area.

2. Living Options and Services

Will this be an interim move, or do you want a community that can serve your needs as they change? Many senior communities offer both independent and assisted living, or personal care, so that you can add on services as you need them, which is more cost effective.

3. Experience the Community for yourself

Senior living communities offer life enrichment programming for their residents. Plan a visit on a day when you can see the kinds of programs offered. Many also offer a “trial stay” so that you can experience what a real day would be. Some communities focus on outdoor activities, trips, social or religious groups, and some offer all of the above. Ask for a calendar of events to see if the offering appeals to you.

4. Get to Know the Staff & Your Neighbors

You want to live in a community where the management and residents have an excellent relationship. Make sure to meet with management and talk to residents to get a clear picture of what community life is like.

5. Know What You are Looking For

When you know what you want to spend your time doing in retirement, it is easier to choose a place that suits your needs. If you prefer nature, hiking and the great outdoors, find a place in a rural setting, or if you like shopping, exploring museums and culture, look for a community in a more urban setting.

6. Understand the Cost

Choose a community that fits best with your budget. Oftentimes there are incentives for moving in. Ask your contact at the community about current incentives which may be better than usual coming out of the pandemic.

7. Discover the Amenities

Senior living communities offer an array of features and perks that you would not find in traditional multifamily housing. For example, is transportation available to appointments, are meals factored into the cost? How far is the nearest hospital? Are religious services on-site? Are pets allowed? What happens if you need a higher level of care?

Moving to a senior living community is a big step, as many seniors leave homes they have lived in for decades. But the low interest rates are pushing home prices skyward, making this an ideal time to consider cashing in your equity for a lifestyle more ideally suited to your stage in life.


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