Experience Premier Retirement Living at Parkvue, a Senior Living Community in Sandusky, Ohio

Welcome to The Parkvue, a United Church Homes Community

When you are at Parkvue, you can feel the sense of community that makes it more than a senior living campus — it feels like you are part of a larger family. Our residents, staff and families remain a close-knit group who truly get to know one another on a personal level to create a warm and welcoming community.

Our dedicated team, highly engaged residents and beautiful campus combine to make Parkvue a very special place. Located on Ohio’s north coast, Parkvue residents live in the heart of an active community that inspires:

  • A sense of belonging
  • Purposeful living in mind, body and spirit
  • Freedom to do what you want each day
  • Welcoming and affirming culture

At Parkvue, you shape the life you want. Enjoy the company of friends. Pick up a new hobby. Head to Lake Erie or Sandusky for recreation or entertainment. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Parkvue.

See how we LIVE IT! at Parkvue

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

Retirement Community Amenities

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

What’s Included?

About Parkvue Senior Living Community

Parkvue offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About the Community

Parkvue Senior LivingExperience the best in coastal retirement living on Ohio’s north shore! Located along the Lake Erie waterfront in Sandusky, Ohio, Parkvue offers exceptional living options and amenities in a well-established, trusted and active senior living community.

Parkvue provides independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, Fast Track Rehab and memory care on one campus. Take a dip in the saltwater pool, relax in the spa or join a water yoga class at the Aquatic Center. Enjoy wine and cheese around the fire pit. Stroll walking paths and explore beautiful landscaping and community spaces on our 26-acre campus.

Feed the ducks or float in a paddleboat on our lake, or take a ferry to the Lake Erie Islands, just minutes away. Parkvue is located within 5 miles of shopping, dining and Sandusky’s business and historical districts.

At Parkvue Senior Living, we focus on experiencing all that life has to offer. Choice. Flexibility. Freedom. It’s all yours at Parkvue Community.

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Independent Living at Parkvue

Independent Living at Parkvue

Trade home maintenance for worry-free retirement living at Parkvue. No matter the weather, you can go for a swim then enjoy lunch in the well-appointed dining room. On nice days, read a book by the lake. Choose an apartment in the middle of our bustling community, or opt for a private cottage home in our newest neighborhood, the Cove at Parkvue.

Maybe independent living at Parkvue Community sounds appealing, but you have questions.

What will it cost?

How will your life change?

How will you downsize your belongings?

At Parkvue you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of maintenance-free living in a trusted, vibrant community. When you add onsite life enrichment programs, fine dining and recreational offerings as well as proximity to local shopping, dining, entertainment and amenities, then you have just about everything you ever wanted in a retirement community.

I like my independence.

I don’t want to give up my daily routine.

I’m not sure I can afford it.

Are these reasons you give for not looking into independent living in a senior living community? When you compare your current expenses with Parkvue independent living, you may be surprised at just how affordable it can be!

Give yourself the freedom to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.
It’s all on your terms!

Learn More About Independent Living at Parkvue Community

Cottage Living at the Cove!

Learn more about cottage living in Parkvue’s newest neighborhood,
the Cove at Parkvue!

To learn more about Parkvue,
call (419) 621-1900 or contact us to schedule your visit today.

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Senior Community Amenities

  • Beautiful 26-acre campus with walking trails, trees and lake
  • Restaurant-style dining served in well-appointed dining rooms
  • Full-time chaplain and onsite chapel
  • Full community calendar of onsite events and cultural programs
  • Many amenities included in monthly fee
  • Onsite indoor aquatic center
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite crafts and activities rooms
  • Onsite library
  • Small-pet friendly
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
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Our Leadership Team

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    Adam Parton
    LNHA
    Interim Administrator

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    Sharon Loomis
    RN, CRRN, WCC, BCPM, Reiki Master
    Director of Nursing

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    Shannon Graver
    LPN, CEAL, CDP, IPCO, Reiki Master
    Director of Resident Services

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    Laura Nemeth
    Director of Marketing

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    Deb Fedele
    LPN
    Admissions Coordinator

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    Melanie Smoot
    Business Office Manager

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    Kim Carmen
    Human Resources Manager

Are you ready to LIVE IT! at Parkvue?
To learn more call (419) 621-1900, or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Latest Community News

United Church Homes Sparks Career Growth with Dynamic Internship Programs

United Church Homes’ (UCH) commitment to helping staff grow their knowledge and skills is an important part of its culture that extends to non-traditional workers: from students in high school to those in doctorate programs who join the team functioning as interns.

Scott Slutz, senior vice president of human resources and chief culture officer“We’ve offered internship opportunities for many years,” explained Scott Slutz, senior vice president of human resources and chief culture officer. “But over the past five years, we’ve been more deliberate, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.”

“The opportunities we provide not only benefit those who join our team through internships, but UCH, as well,” he continued. “It’s a two-way street. Those who work as interns gain knowledge, skills and experiences that advance their academic and career goals, while UCH benefits by tapping into the unique perspectives, talent and creativity of those who serve.”

Staff development is an important strategic priority that extends beyond UCH’s 80-plus senior living communities. For some who seek internship opportunities at UCH, it’s about fulfilling academic requirements. For others, it’s about gaining knowledge, skills and valuable experiences.

Networking at the community level helps Slutz identify good candidates for UCH internships. As part of the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Slutz is working to foster a strong relationship with Central State University in Ohio and maintains UCH’s connection with Tougaloo College in Mississippi – both historically Black institutions of higher education.

UCH also partners with the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program, which provides undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to obtain real-world experience in aging services. Sinclair Community College, located near UCH’s Trinity (life plan) Community at Beavercreek (near Dayton, Ohio), is another valued partner and source of good intern candidates.  UCH also partners with Kent State University by offering an administrator in training program.

“We have a tremendous amount of flexibility with internships,” Slutz said.  “We recognize that interns contribute to UCH’s sustainability, but we also host interns because it’s just the right thing to do – to purposefully give people the opportunity to experience senior living.”

Haley Felty, Psychology Training InternHaley Felty is a graduate clinical psychology student in Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology.  Fulfilling a requirement for earning a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree, she currently works two days a week at The Trinity Community at Beavercreek – the first Trinity/Wright State partnership for psychology training.

“It’s been an awesome experience,” Felty said. “My previous experiences have primarily been with younger individuals, ages 18 to 30. Working with Trinity residents 60 to 90 years old has been such a unique experience. And establishing a new psychology training program that others will benefit from has been particularly rewarding – a legacy I’ll leave after I complete my practicum here.”

Felty also values the opportunity to work as part of interdisciplinary teams. She participates in care team meetings and has meaningful opportunities to contribute. Many of her resident referrals come from family members who share their concerns with UCH staff.

The reality of her work at The Trinity Community at Beavercreek has aligned closely with her expectations, supporting residents dealing with the frustrations of adjustment, and loss of independence, family and friends, and even memory. Working with a different demographic has been a great learning experience for Felty and has impacted her on both a professional and personal level.

Caroline Bennett, Administrator in Training (AIT) Intern
 

Caroline Bennett is an administrator in training (AIT) intern at The Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio. A student at Kent State University, she is majoring in long-term care and administration with a minor in human resources management.

“I’ve always had a special love for older people,” Bennett said. “This internship opportunity has been a great experience. I love United Church Homes’ faith-based, caring mission and values which I’ve seen at all levels of the organization. I appreciate the hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways.”

As part of the Kent State program, she is required to complete 1,000 hours of work and training at care facilities like The Chapel Hill Community. She maintains her full-time AIT work schedule through the end of August, when she will graduate, while continuing her studies and preparing for assessments required for an administrator license in the Fall.

“I’ve learned a lot,” Bennett said. “I’m particularly proud to have worked with the nursing team on an infection control project – it was a great experience!  I also appreciate how helpful and supportive everyone has been, which is so consistent with UCH’s core values.”

Anna Redd, Communication Intern

Anna Redd is a junior at the University of Toledo (Ohio) where she is majoring in communications and marketing. She hopes to continue her internship, which began in August 2023, through graduation next year.

“I’m eager to further develop my writing skills, so my internship at UCH has been great,” Redd said. “I’ve had the opportunity to write press releases, social media posts and web content. The experiences I’ve had here at United Church Homes has also helped me strengthen my organizational skills, build my confidence, and position me for success before and after graduation.”

Redd appreciates the opportunities she’s been given to share her talent and contribute as a member of the UCH team. She was a featured speaker at a social media training event for UCH community staff, focusing on content creation.

Dylan Wilson, IT InternDylan Wilson is a high school student who has met all his graduation requirements and opted to continue his studies through Tri-Rivers Career Center’s work study program rather than graduating early.  He began his internship in information technology in December at UCH’s headquarters in Marion, Ohio.

“It’s been a super nice experience,” Wilson said. “I plan to pursue a career in IT and appreciate the opportunity to have hands-on experience before I start college at Baldwin Wallace University this Fall. I’ve earned a couple of IT certifications, but they are not of great value without opportunities to apply them, which my internship has allowed me to do.  I’ll start college with eight months of IT experience!”

Wilson’s perspective as a UCH intern hasn’t been limited to IT. He visited the Polaris Community in Columbus, Ohio his first day as an intern to experience what UCH and its abundant approach to senior living are all about.

“One of the best things about this experience has been working and communicating with others,” Wilson said. “I’m not very social, so talking with strangers in working through their IT problems has pushed me out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing! Even though I’m a high school student, I’ve been treated with respect and valued for my contributions.”

“It’s not all about how United Church Homes benefits by providing opportunities for interns,” Slutz said. “It’s about providing our interns with meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth. We truly are investing in the leaders of today and tomorrow.”

For more information about internships and opportunities at United Church Homes, please visit joinuch.org.


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