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

Welcome to 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.

Events and Monthly Activities

November 2019 Parkvue Place Event Calendar

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November 2019 Parkvue Healthcare Event Calendar

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Beat the cold with a cozy apartment at

Parkvue Place


Get a $500 move-in credit* on an independent or assisted living apartment. Availability is limited, so act quickly before the snowflakes begin to fall.

Call (419) 621-1900 now to schedule your tour!


*after 30 days

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Living Options

Choose the living type and layout that fits your needs!

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Community Amenities

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

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About Parkvue

Parkvue offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About the Community

Gay couple on lake-side beach enjoying an abundant lifeExperience 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, 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

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!

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

Our Leadership Team

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    Dan Miller
    Executive Director

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

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    Amy DiFilippo
    BA, AD
    Director of Activities

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

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    Rev. Catherine Lawrence

  • aParkvue-3-Deb-Fedele

    Deb Fedele
    Admissions Coordinator

  • aParkvue-11-Melanie-Smoot

    Melanie Smoot
    Business Office Manager

  • aParkvue-8-Kim-Carmen

    Kim Carmen
    Human Resources Manager

Latest Community News

Resident’s Life Comes Full Circle at Parkvue Community

Since moving to Parkvue Community early in 2019, Jennifer’s story has come full circle. Jennifer had always loved Parkvue. After retiring from General Motors, she became a certified activities assistant at Parkvue.

Jennifer’s father, John Henry Norris, worked at Aluminum Magnesium as a stock clerk for owner John Frost, the father of the late Ruth Frost Parker. Ruth is United Church Homes’ most generous benefactor who worked with UCH to establish the community on Ohio’s north coast.

Norris had a two-hour commute to Aluminum Magnesium in Sandusky from his residence in New London. After he was involved in a serious automobile accident, Norris approached Frost and said he must leave.

However, Frost had other ideas. He asked Norris if he would consider moving to the vacant beach house on Lake Erie on the property of Aluminum Magnesium. It was the first of two times that Frost made sure Norris had a home for his family. It allowed Norris to walk to work every day. In that same area, Ruth later funded the construction of condominiums.

When Norris needed a bigger house, Frost helped with the down payment.

“Dad was Mr. Frost’s favorite,” Jennifer said. “(John Frost) was a very generous man.”

Over the years, Ruth, the only daughter of John and Zella (Lawrence) Frost, became a well-known philanthropist in the Sandusky community. She spent her last years at Parkvue during the time that Jennifer worked in activities from 2000 – 2007.

When Ruth broke her hip while living at Parkvue, Jennifer asked if they could sit together and reminisce. They quickly rekindled their friendship.

At 62, Jennifer retired after working over 50 years. “Now, I’m here in Ruth’s home. I’m very happy because I’m very safe. It’s a good feeling.”

Tearing up, Jennifer said so many of her friends and family had passed away that she was struggling with depression before moving to Parkvue. She yearned to have the closeness of family, and Parkvue was the perfect place to find it.

“My mother was 58, and my dad was 62 when they passed,” Jennifer said. “I’ve lived over 40 years without my parents. I was a single mom, and I have a great relationship with my daughters and grandchildren. My spirits have been lifted by living here.”

Norris and Frost had a strong bond, forming a friendship over many years. Ruth helped make Parkvue a beautiful place to live, and now Jennifer says she has been fortunate to give to Parkvue to help make it a comfortable place for all residents.

Jennifer recently helped enhance the third-floor balcony at Parkvue Place, donating wicker furniture for all to enjoy. She also donated an outdoor, Amish wooden swing so residents can look at the lovely pond.

“I’m busy every day. Every day I do something is another day I’ve alive,” Jennifer said. “Life has been very good. It was indeed an honor to be able to add to Ruth’s dream. Strong friendships last forever!”

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