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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    Dan Miller
    LNHA
    Executive Director

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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

Assistance Wherever You Live: UCH Growth Extends Beyond Housing to Services

United Church Homes (UCH) is well-known as a provider of affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitative care and memory care to thousands of older adults.

Understanding and honoring seniors’ diverse needs, UCH maintains a constant focus on fulfilling its mission by expanding its reach – helping more older adults live with purpose, establish and nurture social connections, and find the peace and comfort of living in safe and sound environments.

For some, that is continuing to live in the place they’ve called home for decades, full of warm memories and surrounded by cherished mementoes gathered over a lifetime.

“Our mission is to provide abundant aging for seniors, wherever they live,” explained Terry Spitznagel, UCH Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. “We’re experts in providing personal services to individuals who call our housing communities home. It’s a natural next step to leverage that expertise to serve seniors who want to continue to live independently in their own homes. If that’s what they want, we want that as well.”

We live in a complex world that can be difficult to navigate. As we age, our needs change and for seniors who wish to remain in their own homes it can mean relying on others. Service providers can assist with yard work, home repairs, housekeeping, transportation and so much more.

“We don’t want to be a provider of one solution,” Spitznagel said. “We seek to provide multiple solutions. It’s always about the needs and desires of those we serve. We only work with the best providers – those that consistently deliver high quality services and are a good match with our mission, vision and values.”

Earlier this year, UCH announced the launch of its NaviGuide program, which coordinates personal services for older adults living independently in their own homes. It provides customized support – from basic housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation, to household repairs, medical appointment scheduling and medication management. In just six months, NaviGuide has expanded from serving two counties in Ohio to the entire Buckeye state.

“Many of the calls we’ve received have been from adult children seeking help for their parents,” said Kim Yoder, who serves as the Program Director. “Some cases involve families in crisis situations… mom is being released from the hospital, there are concerns that she won’t be safe home alone and loved ones have demanding full-time jobs, or don’t live nearby.”

“My job involves a lot of active listening – asking open ended questions and making unbiased recommendations based on each individual’s needs,” she continued.

“We provide solutions for older adults and families by being the trusted advisor they need.”

UCH identifies and works with agencies and organizations with experience delivering a wide range of personal services. Those who seek personal services through UCH can find peace of mind in knowing that providers have been well vetted and are trustworthy. As the word spreads on UCH’s expansion into this unique area of care, a growing number of service providers are expressing interest in partnering.

Consistent with UCH’s mission, it’s always about the customer’s unique needs and wants. UCH offers a range of options in problem solving, working with families to create and implement the best support plans possible.

Yoder also oversees the UCH Engage initiative, which offers similar problem solving and delivery of personal services to residents in its 60-plus affordable housing communities. Service coordinators are the hearts of these communities — trusted friends and problem solvers eager to understand and address residents’ unique individual needs.

“Again, it’s all about active listening, with compassion and empathy,” Yoder said.

UCH Engage works closely with residents to solve their individual problems. Consistent with federal government (HUD) requirements, UCH Engage provides assistance in navigating Medicare and Medicaid, and helps facilitate access to various benefits and entitlement programs.

Valuable resources and events, like vaccination clinics, educational programs on chronic diseases and blood pressure checks, are available to residents through UCH Engage. Attorneys providing pro-bono assistance on legal matters visit on a regular basis.

Like NaviGuide, UCH Engage focuses on understanding individuals’ unique needs and provides options on how best to address them. UCH has connections to various agencies and organizations with diverse experience and can help residents navigate the complex landscape of government and not-for-profit organizations offering various solutions to life’s challenges.

UCH Cares is a similar program that matches service providers with residents living in independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Rachel Harmon manages the program which was initially offered to residents at The Trinity Community at Miami Township. It has expanded to serve residents in the Trinity communities at Beavercreek and Fairwood, and The Glenwood and The Polaris communities.

Like NaviGuide and UCH Engage, UCH Cares focuses on building relationships of trust with residents in an effort to meet their personal needs. Built on a foundation of compassion, hospitality and stewardship, UCH Cares offers convenient, affordable support including housekeeping and laundry services, safety checks, shopping, errands, pet care and more.

“We aren’t limited to a set list of services,” Harmon explained.

“Each residents’ needs are unique, as are our solutions. We bill for as few as just 15 minutes. If a resident needs houseplants watered, that’s all we do and all we bill for. Some residents buy blocks of time, then later determine exactly what their needs may be over the course of a month.

Pet care is typically arranged for residents who are off site visiting family or vacationing. UCH Cares creates a schedule for feeding, walking and playing with residents beloved pets. Creating and following a care plan ensures that residents’ pets continue their regular schedules, alleviating stress for both the animal and owner.

Some residents need assistance with personal care including showering and dressing, while others appreciate support in managing their medications. UCH Cares also assists with scheduling medical appointments and communicating with residents’ healthcare providers and pharmacies. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) offer wellness visits to monitor blood pressure and sugar levels.

“We offer al a carte services that address residents’ individual needs,” Harmon said. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Although UCH Cares is an independent entity, we function as part of the UCH team and embody the same core values.”

Another partner, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, also provides support to UCH community residents. The Ohio’s Hospice mission aligns with that of UCH, benefiting residents in a variety of settings.

According to Kristy Tocknell, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, she and her team are there to help not just residents, but also UCH staff.

“We strive to be seen by patients, their family members and UCH staff as helpful support,” Tocknell said. “We’re part of the interdisciplinary teams committed to providing the very best care possible.”

“We work with patients and their loved ones to develop individualized plans and with United Church Homes staff to implement them,” she continued. “One feels powerless when faced with a terminal illness. It’s our responsibility to give them some degree of control in their final days, weeks and months.”

Communication among patients, their loved ones and Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes staff is key to providing the best customized support. Open dialogue at regularly scheduled meetings allows members of interdisciplinary teams to make adjustments to plans as circumstances change. In addition to medical interventions to make patients more comfortable, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes seeks to understand and address emotional needs. Some patients simply seek assistance in managing their pain. Others want to enjoy their favorite activities, like an afternoon of fishing or golf. Family-based support is needed in some situations and palliative care in others.

“Life isn’t cookie cutter,” Tocknell said. “And neither are one’s final needs. We build relationships of trust and respect and work closely with UCH staff to provide quality care and emotional support. Our work is a privilege and sacred honor.”

“What makes our partnerships so successful is our focus on shared values and commitment to those we serve,” Spitznagel added. “Expanding our services is all about finding ways to better support seniors who live in our communities and beyond. The ways in which we do that change over the years, but our mission and commitment to it remain the same.”


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