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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Leadership Team

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    Jean Smith, LNHA

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    Karen Webb, RN
    Director of Nursing

  • aKara-Orians

    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

  • 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

NaviGuide Launches New Service to Support Older Adults and Family Caregivers


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NaviGuide Launches New Service to Support Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Columbus, OH (Mar. 28, 2022)
United Church Homes (UCH) has launched NaviGuide, a new service for older adults living independently. Aging parents often turn to adult children for support in managing day-to-day activities like scheduling medical appointments, setting up home health care, navigating Medicare, cooking, grocery shopping and lawn care.

NaviGuide makes life easier for families by providing a trained service coordinator to arrange and manage a menu of services that help aging loved ones continue to live well and remain independent. The service coordinator works with the older adult and their caregiver to shape the personalized service plan, ensuring it prioritizes the needs and goals of the family.

It is a subscription-based service available in Franklin, Delaware and Greene counties in Ohio. NaviGuide service coordinators do not provide direct in-home services. Instead, NaviGuide service coordinators assist older adults with navigating healthcare options, linking them to community-based services and securing solutions that are critical to living well. NaviGuide service coordinators have strong professional connections in the aging services community and years of experience building service plans for individuals that improve their health and wellbeing.

United Church Homes already provides service coordinators in its independent senior living communities, including at The Polaris Community and several affordable housing communities in Franklin and Delaware Counties. There are many community-based programs and services available to older adults; however, families may not know about those or how to navigate the complicated network of aging services. Family members, especially adult children, or caregivers whom NaviGuide uniquely speaks to, usually have very full lives of their own.

“It’s time-consuming and confusing to coordinate services for a parent when you’re busy juggling careers, family commitments and your own home,” said Terry Spitznagel, senior executive vice president and chief growth officer for United Church Homes. “Service coordinators understand these demands and become the trusted link between families and the services needed to support a loved one on their aging journey. This eases the burden for everyone so that mom or dad get the support they need and adult children have peace of mind.”

NaviGuide service coordinators also can help families navigate when their loved ones are returning home from hospital stays or recovering from surgeries.  Service coordinators help with these transitions by providing recommendations and coordinating assistance for help at home.

NaviGuide service coordinators have professional training and experience dealing with the challenges older adults and families face. Since NaviGuide service coordinators have regular contact with clients, they often are the first people to notice a change and begin important conversations such as when more services may be needed or it’s time to consider a move to a senior living community that offers a higher level of care.

It is simple to get started with NaviGuide. A service coordinator will do an initial in-home visit to determine what services an older adult needs. After the initial assessment, a month-to-month subscription covers building the plan, ongoing service coordination activities and regular check-ins to monitor health, wellbeing and service delivery.

To learn more or sign up, visit or call (614) 820-8842 (Central OH) or (937) 863-9647 (Dayton OH).


United Church Homes is the 21st largest multisite nonprofit senior living organization in the U.S. according to the 2021 LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, serving more than 5500 residents in its owned and managed communities in 15 states.



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