Top 10 Things I Love About My Cottage Home

Posted on: July 20, 2022

When you’re considering moving into a senior living community, you might be wondering, “What are the biggest benefits?”

It’s a question virtually all of our residents have asked at one time or another. To help you out, we put together this list of top 10 things our residents love about the independent living cottages here at Otterbein Franklin.

1. Maintenance-Free Lifestyle

When you move into a cottage, home maintenance and upkeep become a thing of the past. Our staff takes care of it all for you, whether it’s lawn care, snow removal, or an appliance that needs repaired. All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll respond in a timely manner.

If you’re tired of all the maintenance that comes with owning a house, this could be one of your favorite benefits!

2. Convenient Location

Otterbein Franklin’s campus is located roughly 1 mile from downtown Franklin, Indiana, close to plenty of shopping, dining, an old-fashioned theater, and many physicians’ offices. As an added perk, the campus is located across the street from Johnson Memorial Health hospital, providing easy access to healthcare services when needed.

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3. Just the Right Size for My Needs

Independent living options at Otterbein come in many shapes and sizes, from apartments to luxury cottage homes. This variety means that you can choose what makes the most sense for you and your budget. If a rental-only arrangement is what you’re looking for, you can choose from a 1- or 2-bedroom cottage. If you’d like more space and luxury accommodations, our Brookside homes would be a good choice.

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4. Peace of Mind

Making the decision for yourself to choose senior living can alleviate a lot of worries for both you and those who care about you. Since Otterbein is a continuing care retirement community, meaning we offer all service levels from independent to assisted living to skilled nursing, you can rest easy knowing that you will have priority access to care if your needs change in the future. Your loved ones will also feel more at ease knowing that you will be taken care of.

5. My Home is Unique

Many senior living communities have only a few floor plans to choose from when it comes to independent living, but at Otterbein Franklin, most cottages have their own look and feel, both inside and out. We also do periodic renovations, including new flooring and fresh paint, to keep them updated.

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6. I Can Travel Freely (Without the Hassle)

If traveling is one of your favorite hobbies, living at Otterbein will allow you to travel with ease ― without having to make arrangements for someone to check on your home while you’re away. Just give us a call and let us know when you’ll be traveling, and we’ll make sure your home is safe and secure while you’re gone.

7. Lots of Opportunities for Social Interaction

Social interaction is even more important for seniors as they get older, and that’s why Otterbein makes it a priority to give residents lots of chances to socialize. You can join a club, attend events, go on off-campus outings, and more. Making new friends is another added benefit.

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8. Access to Campus Amenities

All Otterbein Franklin residents have access to on-campus amenities like an indoor heated pool, fitness center, greenhouse, art studio, woodshop, and more. Brookside home residents can also use the private clubhouse, complete with pool, tennis courts, and a gallery of games.

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9. Fresh-Cooked Meals Available Every Day

Whenever you don’t feel like cooking, our dining area is the perfect place to go. Our dedicated culinary staff specializes in fresh, delectable dishes to suit anyone’s taste, from bourbon pork to baked cod, omelets to chef salad, or Maui veggies to bow tie pasta.

10. The Spirit of Otterbein

In addition to all of the benefits above, Otterbein Franklin also has something very special: the Spirit of Otterbein. What’s that, you ask? From the top administrative executives to our essential staff partners, everyone at Otterbein is committed to making your senior living experience enjoyable and worthwhile ― and that means they treat each and every resident with the utmost respect and kindness.

Want to learn more about what Otterbein Franklin has to offer? Head over to our website to see photos, testimonials, a campus map, and more.

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