Ottawa County

Life Plan Communities gaining popularity with new wave of seniors


Life Plan Communities like Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba are ideal options for adults age 55+.

Life Plan Communities are age-restricted properties that offer more than one level of care on a single campus. They have a focus on active lifestyles, and are integrated into their greater communities with an emphasis on giving back and being socially responsible.

“Today’s Life Plan Communities are nothing like the ‘retirement communities’ of the past,” said Campus Administrator Paul Shaw. “While we certainly are proud of our healthcare services, as a not-for-profit organization we offer so much more. We have large residential homes with full-size appliances and all the amenities found in new homes today. More importantly, we offer fitness and wellness programs, creative enrichment programs, spiritual programming, socializing opportunities, and much, much more. Of course, we still take care of all the home maintenance, yard work and snow shoveling, and we offer additional in-home services like housekeeping if you would like.”

Life Plan Communities are vibrant, forward-looking places focused on active lifestyles and planning. “Life Plan Communities like Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba are about so much more than care,” says Shaw. “We are about life, and living life to its fullest.”

Today’s adults age 55+ are self-directed planners who aren’t looking for “care”; rather, they want a life filled with possibilities and options. Having a plan in place—the security of the safety net provided by the availability of healthcare, coupled with the freedom from not having to manage all the day-to-day tasks that come with homeownership—allows residents to live life to the fullest. The nature of a Life Plan Community gives us a chance to have a conversation with prospects that is expansive and aspirational.

Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba’s not-for-profit, Christian mission, however, makes it unique. Ohio Living believes in serving the whole person, and as such offers a myriad of services and activities to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well being.

As a Life Plan Community, Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba has several options for residents. People looking for independent living options can choose from numerous custom-built condominium homes. Assisted living at The Chalet means personalized care in a home-like atmosphere.

Consistent with our Christian mission, Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba is proud to serve people of every income level. The Concord Apartments are designed for independent living. Rentals are restricted to individuals or couples who are age 55 or better; and who meet income limit requirements.

“Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba is one of the best values around for people looking to start a new chapter in their life,” said Paul Shaw.