Senior Living Retirement Community in Jackson, Ohio

Welcome to The Four Winds, a United Church Homes Community

At Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio, our loving staff and beautiful campus create a warm, welcoming place to call home. Families appreciate the high quality of care that their loved ones receive here. But it’s more than the dedication of our staff that makes Four Winds so special. It’s the way that Four Winds remains an integral part of the greater Jackson community, where people know who we are and trust what we do.

Senior Living Retirement Community

At Four Winds, we take pride in our award-winning care and our sterling reputation. We are a smaller senior living community, providing a comfortable, casual and more personal environment for all who live, work and visit here.

Welcome home to Four Winds Community!

Services we offer at The Four Winds

Call (740) 286-7551 to schedule your visit.

See how we LIVE IT! at Four Winds

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!

What’s Included?

About Four Winds in Jackson, Ohio

Four Winds offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About the Senior Living Community

Four Winds sits amidst the rolling hills of southeast Ohio. In our natural, rural setting, you’ll often see deer grazing nearby. Many people hear about Four Winds Community through word of mouth from friends, family members or neighbors who live in and around the city of Jackson or who have experienced our community firsthand.

Four Winds Community was named the 22nd best skilled nursing center in the state in the biannual Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey released by the Ohio Department of Aging’s Office of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews with residents of skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities, gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

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Whether you are looking for skilled nursing, rehabilitative care or memory care, we empower our 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

Senior Community Amenities

  • Nutritious meals and restaurant-style dining
  • Full-time chaplain and onsite chapel
  • Full community calendar of life enrichment activities
  • Onsite beauty and barber salon
  • Resident library
  • Outdoor courtyard and patio
  • Comfortable gathering spaces
  • Scheduled outings and transportation
  • Close to neighboring states: Kentucky and West Virginia
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
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Leadership Team

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    Mary Faye

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    Cassi Simpson
    Director of Nursing

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    Heather Walker
    Human Resources Manager

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    Tammy Adkins
    Memory Care Coordinator

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    Kriston Hughes
    Director of Activities

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    Jamie Howard
    Director of Marketing

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    Adam Niday
    Social Services Designee

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    Flo Higginbotham
    Business Office Manager

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    Rev. Hannah Niday

Are you ready to LIVE IT! at Four Winds?
To learn more call (740) 286-7551, or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Latest Community News

Parker Center Celebrates 5 Years of Ministry

Ruth Frost Parker Center United Church Homes

2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the establishment of an important donor-sponsored initiative of United Church Homes (UCH): the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA).

The center’s primary goal is to transform how society views aging through engagement, education and advocacy, aligning closely with UCH’s mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace.

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins

Named for Ruth Frost Parker, who served as the inspiration for many United Church Homes (UCH) initiatives, the center is led by Reverend Beth Long-Higgins, Vice President of Engagement for UCH. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for more than three decades, Long-Higgins is a tireless advocate for older adults. She joined UCH in 2013 and was named as the RFPCAA founding executive director in 2017. The success of The Parker Center and our growing accomplishments lead UCH to recently expand Long-Higgins’ role to Vice President of Engagement, bringing her expertise in engagement on the national scene to the executive table.

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging strives to champion the gifts older adults contribute to society, confront and eliminate ageism, grow an understanding of the many facets of the aging journey and facilitate partnerships with other organizations seeking to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The center also provides education and other resources on aging for religious, community and healthcare professionals who support older adults.

“We live in a society with a youth focused culture,” explained Long-Higgins. “There is an inherent bias against the aging process. Ageism and making assumptions of one’s abilities based on age, is far too prevalent.”

“Our intent is to foster connections by promoting conversation and building community to enhance the experience and understanding of aging abundantly,” she continued. “Our outreach extends to older adults, professionals, academics and students, clergy and religious leaders and organizations.”

Long-Higgins is passionate that as we age, we cultivate wisdom. This cultivation involves deep listening and learning, while reflecting on life experiences. She said we have internalized our culture’s messages which suggest that aging itself is something to ignore, deny, cover up or cure. We don’t have to hold on to those messages when we discover that despite the challenges aging presents, there are other ways to engage in the world with purpose and meaning.

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Older adults enjoying technology at The Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio.

Today, humans are functioning at higher levels for longer periods of time with chronic illnesses controlled through medication, and surgeries like knee and hip replacements allowing older adults to remain active longer, giving them more time to make a difference in the world. Long-Higgins strives to help individuals and organizations better understand the many facets of aging, surprisingly noting that the first, second and third most creative decades of one’s life are 60 to 70, 70 to 80, and 50 to 60, respectively.

“Individuals who have a positive outlook about aging generally live about seven years longer than those with negative perceptions,” she said. “And people who continue to work past age 65, whose work gives their lives purpose, tend to live longer. Meaningful purpose is a key ingredient of quality of life.”

In the The Parker Center’s mission to transform how society thinks about aging, it has expanded to offer a variety of resources including the Another Day Older Conversation Guide – designed for virtual or in-person group discussions, aimed at sparking conversation about ageism and challenging individuals to reframe attitudes toward aging. Darla Metz, chaplain at The Fairhaven Community, described the program as enlightening, “When I attended the seminar, I was very enlightened on ageism and how the words and phrases we use as we minister to our more mature parishioners can have a negative outlook. Though perhaps not intentional, certain phrases can be hurtful to those we love and minister to. I am now able to be more conscientious of what it is I want to say and how to phrase so it is heard in a much more appropriate and uplifting manner.”

Some of the center’s programs are designed specifically for elders, including the Art of Aging Podcast which explores topics and experiences relevant to older adults. The podcasts offer ideas, information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older. This product stems from a partnership with The Dayton Foundation’s Del Mar Encore Fellow, Eric Johnson.

Enliven features a series of online courses for older adults that create community and conversation around spiritual life, encouraging individuals to learn, grow and share together. Dale, a participant in the Qigong sessions said, “The course touches my heart and soul. I’m at peace and God’s presence is strong. It’s a reminder in this violent world that love always wins.” Rev. Dr. Janet Ross reflects, “I came into the Qi Gong class completely new to the practice. I have learned more than I would have imagined, including the power of slowing down, listening and moving as my body seeks to move.”

Annual RFPCAA Symposium

Annual symposiums hosted by the The Parker Center bring together nationally recognized speakers, experts on aging and an interdisciplinary audience of older adults, students, professionals and community members. the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging for co-presenting the LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit.

As Long-Higgins looks back on the center’s beginnings and ahead to the future, Ruth Frost Parker’s words are front of mind: There is still so much work to be done.

In addition to partnering with groups to design and cocreate programs, The Parker Center offers presentations and workshops on a range of aging topics including: Living well in later life, Spirituality and aging and Age-Friendly Congregations.

For more information about the upcoming 2022 Symposium, click here.

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