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14 Independent Living Communities in the Lancaster Area

Premium Community

The Ashford on Broad

Transforming Independent & Assisted Living

  • All-inclusive pricing
  • A primary caregiver
  • Monthly checkups
  • Scheduled housekeeping and regular apartment maintenance
  • Homestyle meals
Premium Community

The Ashford of Grove City

Senior living never looked so good.

  • Dedicated caregivers
  • Scheduled housekeeping & laundry
  • Regular apartment maintenance
  • Delicious meals
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning

The Ridge at Lancaster

A tradition of caring

  •  241 Whittier Drive South, Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Emergency system in each apartment
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Restaurant-style dining with made-to-order meals
  • Easy access for those with limited mobility
  • Spaces for family get-togethers and celebrations

Wesley Ridge

Senior Living Options that Support Aging Well

  •  2225 Taylor Park Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
  • Bistro, community dining, and private dining room
  • Virginia’s Place ice cream parlor and general store
  • Billiards, card, and game rooms, art studio and activity rooms, library with computer access, movie theater with comfortable seating
  • The Harcum Fitness & Aquatic Center, therapy gym for rehabilitation needs
  • Campus outings, programs, events, and classes

Cherry Blossom Senior Living


  •  79 Blossom Field Blvd, Columbus, OH 43213
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Emergency Response System pull cords and pendants
  • Visiting healthcare specialists
  • Close to restaurants, shopping, physician's offices, pharmacies, a Senior Center and more
  • Short-term or respite Memory Care available

The Villas at Saint Therese - IL

A senior community of faith, friendship and care.

  •  5253 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213
  • Meal Options
  • Social Opportunities
  • Chaplain on Staff, Chapel w/ Daily Mass
  • Life Safety Pendant
  • Access to Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing

Meadows of Scioto

Beautiful location providing a continuum of healthcare services under one roof

  •  433 Obetz Road, Columbus, OH 43207
  • Skilled Nursing & Intermediate Nursing
  • Assisted Living
  • Alzheimer/Dementia Care
  • Independent Living Villas
  • In-opatient & Out-patient Rehab Therapy

Creekside at the Village

Now This is Living!

  •  2200 Welcome Pl, Columbus, OH 4, Columbus, OH 43209
  • Creekside Fitness Center
  • Full-Service Salon
  • Bi-Weekly Housekeeping
  • Individual Care Plans
  • Fine Dining

Wexner Heritage Village - OH

Make the Right Move

  •  1151 College Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Taylor Springs Health Campus

Where Family Comes to Live

  •  748 Taylor Rd, Columbus, OH 43230 $
  • Beautiful Rooms with Private Bath & Shower
  • Activity Rooms with Comfortable Seating and Flat-Screen TVs
  • Covered Community Patio and Lovely Gardens
  • Help with Activities of Daily Living
  • Respite Care, Adult Day Services

LSS Kensington Place

Love Where You Live

  •  1001 Parkview Blvd, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Active retirement living
  • Personalized assisted living care when you need it
  • Grace House memory care
  • Large apartments with full kitchens, full menu of amenities and services, great value per square foot of space
  • Respite stays

Rittenhouse Village Gahanna


  •  1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, OH 43230
  • Three Meals Per Day Plus Snacks, All Utilities Included (Water, Electric, Wi-Fi, etc.)
  • Bistro, Senior-Specific Fitness Center, Onsite Country Store, Exhibition Kitchen, Game Room and Billiards Parlor, Large-Screen TV Lounge
  • In-House Chapel with Religious Services
  • Daily Activities, Recreation and Social Events, Local Outings and Excursions
  • Community Garden, Scenic Walking Paths, Outdoor Patio

Our Home New Albany

Make Our Home Your Home

  •  5055 Thompson Road, Columbus, OH 43230
  • Fitness center, private dining, lounges, bistro and demonstration kitchen
  • Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Local excursions and shopping
  • Transportation
  • Concierge services

Wesley Woods

Senior Living Options that Support Aging Well

  •  4588 Wesley Woods Blvd, New Albany, OH 43054
  • Formal, casual, and private dining, bistro, and lounge
  • Movie theater with weekly features, wood shop, art studio, and marketplace for gifts and sundries
  • Campus outings, programs, events, and classes
  • Grilling area, fire pit, flower gardens, and walking paths
  • Onsite healthcare and wellness clinic with physician

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.