From Kendal at Granville to Otterbein Granville: What You Need to Know

Posted on: April 21, 2022

Otterbein SeniorLife’s newest SeniorLife Community ― Otterbein Granville ― recently underwent a change from its previous name, Kendal at Granville. So, what does this mean for those considering a move to Otterbein Granville?

We’re glad you asked! And we have some answers for you. Here’s what you need to know about the transition.

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How is Otterbein Granville Different from Kendal at Granville?

The biggest shift related to the transition is the name change. Kendal at Granville is now Otterbein Granville. Accordingly, the community’s corporate owner is now Otterbein SeniorLife instead of the Kendal Corporation.

Otterbein Granville is still a Continuing Care Retirement Community (aka Life Plan Community) and offers the same levels of service:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Rehabilitation/Post-Acute Care

As far as daily life for residents and staff, very little has changed. In fact, most changes are “behind the scenes” and are focused on improving the resident experience. Rest assured, what you love about Kendal is still here at Otterbein Granville.

What do Current Residents Think of the Transition?

This question is best answered by our residents themselves, so here are some thoughts from three of our current residents, who are also members of the community’s board.

Dick Johnston (1)

“Culture is not created by the name and logo on the letterhead. This is a marvelous opportunity for all of us to join forces with an organization that has a record of successful performance since 1912.”

― Dick J., resident, board member, and member of Strategic Advisory Committee



“When I first realized that Kendal at Granville was seeking a new partner, my concern was that it be non-profit, Ohio-based and have a similar culture as Kendal. The shocker would be the name change.

Becky Skeen (1)

“However, as I learned more about Otterbein SeniorLife, I also realized that they met all of our requirements and would be a perfect match. The name change no longer was an issue for me! Our residents would essentially see no difference in everyday living and our finances would be strengthened to ensure our future.”

                                          ― Becky S., resident, board member


“Joining the Otterbein SeniorLife communities opens tremendous opportunities for growth, continuous improvement, and cost savings with the economies of scale. Those are the practical outcomes.Christie

“More importantly, the Otterbein Leadership Team as a whole is innovative, engaging, open, and welcoming! I am excited to partner with the team and sister Otterbein communities to make our Granville community an even more vibrant place to live, while at the same time honoring our roots, guiding principles, and culture. These are exciting times!”

― Christie V., resident and board member

How Does Otterbein’s Mission Align with Kendal’s Values?

Both Kendal and Otterbein are like-minded, mission-driven organizations that prioritize the quality of life and independence of residents. In essence, our values and resident-first approach to care are closely aligned.

All faiths, beliefs, and lifestyles are very much welcomed at Otterbein SeniorLife.

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If you have more questions about the Kendal at Granville to Otterbein Granville transition, our FAQ guide ― From Kendal at Granville to Otterbein Granville: Answering Your Questions ― was created just for you. From introducing you to Otterbein SeniorLife to addressing cost-related changes for prospective residents, this guide provides a simple overview of what you need to know. Just click below to download your copy in seconds.

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