How Does Independent Living Enrich Lives at Otterbein Cridersville?

Posted on: April 21, 2022

Moving to independent living at a continuing care retirement community can provide numerous benefits to your life. The maintenance-free lifestyle that you gain can offer you freedom, independence, and peace of mind about your future care needs.

Like all Otterbein SeniorLife communities, Otterbein Cridersville has a variety of independent living housing options to choose from. You’ll not only want to match your interests and needs with the best floor plan, but you’ll also want to ensure the community has an active, engaging life enrichment program.

Finding the Right Floor Plan in Independent Living

Finding the right home is an important step in your search for senior living. It’s important to consider how you’ll spend your time, if you’ll need room for friends and family to visit, and what outdoor areas/views you prefer. Most independent living communities have both apartments and houses to accommodate a variety of individuals and couples.

Otterbein Cridersville offers the following housing options for those moving to independent living:

  • Studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments
  • Studio, one-, and two-bedroom patio homes
  • Two- and three-bedroom ranch-style homes


Interior and exterior home maintenance, utility costs, and snow removal/lawn care are all included in your monthly fee as an independent living resident. You’ll also have access to numerous amenities, such as grocery shopping bus trips, dining services, a fitness center, planned activities, and priority access to on-campus skilled nursing services.

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Benefits of an Engaging Life Enrichment Program


By removing the challenges of homeownership, independent living gives you the freedom to fill your days with activities that bring you joy. And Marcille S., an Otterbein Cridersville resident, summed it up perfectly! 

There’s an abundance of activities to choose from, but it’s entirely up to you on what you decide to participate in. You can exercise, relax on your patio, do some gardening, create a work of art, or watch a movie with friends.  

Another key aspect of an engaging life enrichment program is on-campus wellness screenings. The wellness clinics available to you as a resident are beneficial in keeping an eye on your overall health. 

Monthly visits to the wellness clinic are included in the monthly fee at Otterbein Cridersville. Health care professionals can monitor blood pressure, weight, and pulse checks during these visits. If your needs change at any time, the wellness team can help plan additional support and the next level of care as appropriate.

Moving to Independent Living Sooner Vs. Later

Shortly after making Otterbein their home, it’s common for residents to say that they wished they had moved in sooner. Downsizing and moving can be a stressful event and is often one of the top reasons moves are delayed — but it doesn’t have to be. The senior living counselors at Otterbein Cridersville and all Otterbein SeniorLife communities are trained to help guide and support new residents every step of the way.

Once you’re settled into your new home, you’ll be welcomed into the Otterbein family of residents and staff. You can let go of the tasks and challenges that made life difficult for you and start to enjoy the convenience of on-campus amenities and explore new hobbies and interests. 

As a resident in a continuing care retirement community, you and your family will have peace of mind knowing that health care services are available if or when your needs change. Going through surgery or an unexpected diagnosis can be an emotional life event, and often hard to navigate. This type of experience should be much less stressful with the support of an on-site multi-disciplinary team — a team that you’ll likely already be familiar with.

You and your loved ones can rest assured that your health and well-being are a top priority in the community you call home. This can prove especially beneficial for couples that require different levels of care. There are typically more options to explore where couples can remain together longer. 

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Exploring Homes at Otterbein Cridersville

To fully experience what an active lifestyle feels like at Otterbein Cridersville, we invite you to visit our community. One of our senior living counselors will personalize your tour with homes that match your wants and interests. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet residents and staff, observe activities in action, and get a taste of the dining options. 

It’s a great way to find out if Otterbein SeniorLife is a good fit for you. Schedule your visit by clicking on the link below.  

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