Top 5 Senior Living Myths at Otterbein Cridersville

Posted on: April 21, 2022

There are quite a few myths about senior living at Otterbein Cridersville. We’ve curated a list of the top 5 myths that we hear — and we’re sharing the facts to bust those myths once and for all! Join us as we take a look at what all the fuss is about.

Myth #1: I’m not old enough to move to a senior living community.

Fact: Most senior living communities require that you are age 55 or older (or at least one member of a couple is over 55). The average age of a resident moving into independent living at Otterbein Cridersville is typically in the 70s. And that means that some decide to move to senior living earlier, and some choose to wait until they’re past their 70s.

Discover why the best age to move to a CCRC is younger than you think >>

Myth #2: You’ll take all of my money!

Fact: Otterbein Cridersville offers several payment options: a monthly rental opportunity, a refundable entrance fee, or a refundable life use fee. The monthly rental option doesn’t require an up-front payment, also known as an entrance fee. The remaining two choices require an entrance fee, but both provide credits towards your monthly fee.

Learn more about how much independent living costs at Otterbein >>

Myth #3: I’m going to be so bored and won’t have anything to do.

Fact: You can be as active and involved as you want at Otterbein. There is no pressure to participate in activities, but there are numerous things to choose from if you are interested. Many residents look forward to art classes, woodworking, swimming, exercising, volunteering, or even traveling to off-campus excursions such as dinner outings or sporting events.

Otterbein Cridersville resident putting a puzzle together.

Myth #4: My family and friends won’t be allowed to visit

Fact: You may have as many visitors as you’d like in independent living — as long as you aren’t disruptive to your neighbors! We even allow guests to stay with you at Otterbein Cridersville for up to 30 days. Guesthouses are also available to rent for a small nightly fee.

Myth #5: I’ll have to give up my cat or dog to live there

Fact: We love pets at Otterbein Cridersville! Both cats and dogs are welcome in our independent living patio or ranch homes on campus. Cats are also permitted in our apartments, but unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed in our apartments.

Ready to Learn More Facts about Otterbein Cridersville

Do you have more questions about senior living at Otterbein? Ready to learn more about the ins and outs of our community? Click on the link below to read about our amenities, view our floor plans, and check out virtual tours and photos.

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