Why We Chose Otterbein Granville: A Resident Perspective

Posted on: February 21, 2022

By Otterbein resident Reed B.

A major question that confronts many older Americans is this: Should I move to a senior living community? When people learn that I am a resident of Otterbein Granville, they occasionally ask me to give advice on — or at least to opine about — that query.

Since we all have different circumstances, and we weigh our particular needs and hopes differently, it would be foolish for me to pretend to provide a broadly applicable answer to that question. Instead, I usually reply by identifying the three major reasons that account for Susan’s and my decision to move to Otterbein Granville.

Senior Living Benefit #1: A Simpler Life

First of all, we wanted to simplify our lives. Hoping that we had many years of life ahead, we wanted a community that would relieve us of tasks that were becoming irksome or difficult, such as the upkeep of our property, the daily need to prepare three meals, and the chores of housekeeping.

In this manner, we chose to disentangle ourselves from major responsibilities that we didn’t find particularly fulfilling and to secure greater personal freedom for ourselves.

Senior Living Benefit #2: Health Care Availability

Second, we wanted to provide our son and his family the assurance that good health care would be promptly available to us as we grew older, and that the expenses associated with this care would be reasonable and predictable, not the potential source of a mountainous burden upon our budget. Joining the Otterbein Granville community provided the financial security we needed.

Senior Living Benefit #3: An Inclusive Community

Third, we wanted to live in a community of friendliness and helpfulness. Admittedly, it’s hard to make accurate judgments in advance on matters of this sort, but we were impressed during our few exploratory visits to Otterbein Granville by what the residents said about life in the community, by the honest manner in which the marketing team dealt with us, and by Otterbein Granville’s outstanding reputation. Otterbein has given us this lifeenhancing environment.

Other considerations were not absent from our decision-making. We hoped for ready access to our son and his family. We wanted continued contact with valued friends in the town we had lived in for many years. We valued proximity to an intellectually vibrant college campus.

But in the last analysis, our choice was based upon our core desires of fashioning greater personal freedom for ourselves, assuring our financial security, and joining a community that offered us a life-enhancing environment. We have never regretted that choice.


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