Experience Senior Independent Living in a Wooded Oasis at Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio

Independent Living Trades Home Upkeep for the Retirement Life You've Always Imagined

Enjoy an active independent living lifestyle at United Church Homes

At Glenwood Independent Living Community, you’ll never have to shovel snow or mow the lawn again! We take care of exterior and interior home upkeep, including landscaping services, so you can spend your time doing more of what you love. Our vibrant independent living community is filled with people who, just like you, are ready to live the retirement they’ve always imagined.

Glenwood provides the perfect blend of maintenance-free living in an engaged, active community. Our residents enjoy the many opportunities to volunteer in the greater community of Marietta, Ohio. Time spent with the local humane society, Phillips Elementary School and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program are just some of our residents’ favorite activities.

What Does Independent Living at Glenwood Community Look Like?

Enjoy your life, the way you want, at Glenwood Independent Living

Picture yourself tending plants in our greenhouse or taking a long walk on our beautiful 70-acre campus. Older adults, aged 55+, move to our community for many reasons. Some want to start fresh in a new space, while others enjoy living an active community life.

On-site social events, fine dining and recreational programs as well as proximity to shopping and local amenities in charming and historic Marietta, Ohio, means you have just about everything you could ever want in a retirement community.

What Type of Senior Accommodations are Available at Glenwood?

Moving to an independent living community like Glenwood does not mean moving into a tiny space but rather moving into a living space that’s right-sized for this stage of your life. Glenwood offers spacious two- and three-bedroom cottage homes as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Two-Bedroom and Three-Bedroom Cottages

Our cottage residents have the added benefit of their own garage and extra storage space. Friends and neighbors are steps away. Cottage residents enjoy all the benefits of a home while our staff takes care of interior and exterior maintenance.

  • Glenwood Community has 6 two-bedroom cottage homes and 6 three-bedroom cottage homes.
Glenwood resident's enjoy the same comforts and activities they always have, now with less yard work and maintenance

One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Apartments

Our apartment residents enjoy space and privacy as well as amenities on our campus, including a greenhouse, walking paths, community gardens and restaurant-style dining. Monthly rate includes gas, electric and water utilities.

  • Glenwood Community has 9 one-bedroom traditional units, 17 one-bedroom deluxe units, 15 two-bedroom classic units, 21 two-bedroom special units and three two-bedroom custom units.
Share and enhance your green thumb expertise at Glenwood in Marietta, Ohio

Independent living residents receive these amenities, benefits and services in one monthly rate:

Accommodations and Amenities

  • Garage and extra storage
  • Gas, electric and water utilities
  • Extended cable TV package
  • Biweekly housekeeping
  • Landscaping services
  • Exterior and interior maintenance
  • Choice between two- and three-bedroom cottage homes and one- and two-bedroom apartments


  • Therapeutic and special diets accommodated
  • Three daily nutritious and varied meals
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Restaurant-style dining

Health and Wellness

  • Spiritual support from full-time chaplain
  • Exercise opportunities
  • 24-hour emergency alert system
  • Transportation assistance to medical appointments

Social Life

  • Resident engagement and volunteer opportunities
  • Education and entertainment programming
  • Community calendar filled with life enrichment activities

Residents pay for internet service and telephone.

Live among other active older adults who are just like you at Glenwood Community. Do as much, or as little, as you like. Every day can be a new and wonderful experience, or you can settle into a daily routine that fits your lifestyle. It’s all up to you.

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A Welcoming Place to Call Home

UCH's deep commitment to LGBT older adultsGlenwood is a warm and inviting community where we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds. Many residents find comfort in knowing our community includes a chapel and full-time chaplain.

We are an open and affirming community. We’ve earned the silver certification in SAGECare, a cultural training program that ensures we improve care and meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults.

Glenwood does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, genetic information or ancestry.

Are you ready to call Glenwood home?
Call (740) 376-0535, or contact us today to schedule your visit.