Enjoy Active, Independent Living in a United Church Homes Community

Make This the Last Year You Shovel Snow or Mow the Lawn!

Are you ready to trade home maintenance and yard work to do things that you enjoy? Maybe independent living in a retirement community sounds appealing, but you have questions. What will it cost? How will your life change? The only thing UCH residents give up is outsized living arrangements that no longer fit their lifestyles.

In a UCH community you gain so much more — the perfect blend of maintenance-free living in active, welcoming communities where you’ll feel right at home. When you add onsite social activities, fine dining and recreational programs as well as proximity to local shopping and amenities, then you have everything you ever wanted in a retirement community.

It’s too expensive. I don’t want to give up my daily routine. I like my privacy.
Are these reasons you give for not looking into independent living in a United Church Homes community? When you compare your current expenses with UCH independent living, you may be surprised at just how affordable it can be!


Maintenance-free Living

  • Lawn care and snow removal
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash removal

Hassle-free Living

  • Many amenities for one monthly fee
  • Dining room meal plans
  • Choice of payment plans

Faith-inspired Living

  • Community chaplains and chapels
  • Spiritual wellness focus

Abundant Living

  • Full community calendar of onsite events and cultural programs
  • Friends and neighbors
  • Onsite amenities

You can enjoy onsite recreation, group outings, a wide range of stimulating activities and dining to appease every taste. Do as much, or as little, as you like. Every day can be a new and wonderful experience, or you can settle in to a daily routine that suits your lifestyle. It’s all up to you.

At UCH, we focus on experiencing all that life has to offer — physically, emotionally and spiritually. We call this aging abundantly. Choice. Flexibility. Freedom. It’s all yours — in abundance — at a UCH community.

The amenities at most Independent Living UCH communities include:

  • Maintenance-free, hassle-free lifestyle
  • Active, established communities
  • Onsite chaplains in faith-inspired communities
  • Vibrant community life
  • Personal choice and control
  • A sense of belonging
  • Purposeful living in mind, body and spirit
  • Freedom to do what you want each day
  • No home or yard maintenance
  • Chef-inspired meals
  • Pet friendly communities
  • Open and Affirming communities where all are welcome
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Independent Living is Available at

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    The Chapel Hill Community
    Canal Fulton, OH
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    Friendship Village Columbus
    Columbus, OH
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    The Glenwood Community
    Marietta, OH
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    The Parkvue Community
    Sandusky, OH
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    The Brunswick Community
    Brunswick, OH
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    The Niles Community
    Niles, OH
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    The Trinity Community at Beavercreek
    Beavercreek, OH
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    The Trinity Community at Fairwood
    Beavercreek, OH
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    The Trinity Community at Miami Township
    Dayton, OH
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    Uplands Village
    Pleasant Hill, TN

What Does Retirement Mean to You?

This next chapter in your life is full of opportunity! Download our free ebook, Aging on Your Terms, for ideas and inspiration.

Abundant Life Awaits!

Find the Right Size for Your Retirement in a UCH Life Plan Community

A big concern when considering a retirement community is determining the right size of living space. That’s why UCH communities offer numerous floor plans to fit different needs. Ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Are there more than two rooms in my home that I never use?
  2. Do I spend more time than I’d like cleaning and maintaining my house and yard?
  3. Are there other ways I’d rather spend my time?

If you answered yes to these questions, then maybe your living space is just too large! Organizing and downsizing your belongings doesn’t mean erasing the memories and emotions attached to them. If the thought of downsizing is sad or overwhelming, think of it as rightsizing your environment to fit your changing lifestyle.


Other benefits to rightsizing or moving to an active senior living community include:

  • Make new friends
  • Cut the clutter
  • Enjoy the opportunity to go through treasured mementos, share those memories and pass on keepsakes to children or grandchildren
  • Take comfort in knowing items you donate to charity will bring happiness and comfort to others in need
  • Get excited about purchasing new items for your new space
  • Implement a fresh new decorating style
  • Enjoy security in your new place
  • Participate in scheduled activities and outings
  • Don’t want to cook? Enjoy a meal with friends in the dining room

All UCH independent living communities offer a choice of floor plans. Some communities have cottages, some have apartments and some feature both.

Independent living in a UCH community offers financial benefits, as well. Our Life Plan Communities provide independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care on one campus. Plus, many of our communities offer additional living options and healthcare services. This can bring peace of mind knowing you don’t have to leave your community should your needs change. UCH Life Plan Communities are full of active older adults just like you.


What is a Life Plan Community or a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Retirement communities vary in what type of lifestyle is offered. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are retirement communities that offer residents a continuum of care, on the same campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care (once known as a nursing home). The terminology has evolved from CCRC to Life Plan Community to more accurately encompass what older adults are seeking in retirement. UCH Life Plan Communities provide more than one level of care on the same campus. Plus, many of our communities offer additional living options and healthcare services. This can bring peace of mind knowing you don’t have to leave your community should your needs change. Chapel Hill, Parkvue and Trinity are Life Plan Communities.

How much does UCH independent living cost?

United Church Homes offers a variety of independent living options and floor plans. These range from one- and two-bedroom apartments to two-bedroom cottages. Pricing and payment programs vary based on the community and service-level agreement that is selected. The best way to confirm pricing is to speak with a sales counselor at a specific community.