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

Receive one month free rent plus up to $1,000 in moving expenses when you sign a contract by March 31, 2021.

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

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!

What’s Included?

About Fairhaven

Fairhaven offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

Learn More About Fairhaven!

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

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    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

Latest Community News

Live It! Program Brings Compassion and Respect to Life

Our culture of compassion and respect sets United Church Homes apart, and our “I Live It” hospitality standards aim to show those we serve that we don’t just say it– we work to bring those values to life.

Amy Kotterman

Leading the charge is Amy Kotterman, Director of Customer Experience. Kotterman has been an integral part of the UCH family for 30 years, serving as Corporate Dietician for 23 years. For the past six years, she held the role of Director of Hospitality. The evolution to Director of Customer Experience reflects our expanding focus on hospitality as a core value. “We are always looking for ways to move forward, asking ourselves what can we do differently to take our organization to the next level, ” shared Kotterman.

Together with UCH’s Chief Growth Officer, Terry Spitznagel, three pillars and corresponding teams were created to promote these culture values: Living Life with Purpose, Social Connections and Safe and Sound.

Each pillar aims to create abundant life within our communities. “This is not a cookie-cutter approach. What’s important to you may not be important to someone else, but we won’t know unless we take the time to ask and truly listen,” explained Kotterman.

Virtual Visit Guide assists resident in video chatting with her family.

Kotterman shared this personalized approach can be simple as asking residents, “how do you prefer to learn”, “what are your interests?” or “what kind of assistance do you need here?” to more in-depth survey projects and resident engagement platforms. “We are looking to see where we can lean on technology to help us gather preference information so that every interaction with a resident, whether the staff member has a relationship with them or not, respects their wants and needs”, said Kotterman.

This evolution of our customer-focused culture includes a heightened awareness of the overall well-being of those who are on the front lines. “This past year has been hard on our residents and families, but also on our staff. We saw the need to create a quiet, peaceful space just for them. These Zen Dens have been so well-received that they’ve become a permanent feature in our future design plans,” Kotterman shared.

“These initiatives all center around our understanding that each one of us deserves to live with dignity, purpose and self-determination,” says Kotterman.

“We hear from so many different organizations what to expect in this ‘new normal,’ but we can create an abundant feature for residents.”


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