[Video] Exploring Hobbies at Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon

Posted on: April 21, 2022

There’s a common misconception that moving into a continuing care retirement community means giving up independence and choices. In most situations, it means just the opposite! Residents at Otterbein SeniorLife communities are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are presented with numerous opportunities to choose from to live an active lifestyle in a resort-style setting.

During a recent interview, residents at Otterbein Lebanon were happy to share some of the hobbies they’ve enjoyed since moving there.

“Everything they do around here helps to make you feel enriched, engaged, and safe,” said Connie D., a volunteer of Otterbein Lebanon.

Watch the video below to learn more about what it means to live in an Otterbein community.

A Place to Explore Hobbies and Interests

“Someone said it’s like living on a cruise ship – we’ve cruised a lot. Oh my gosh, it IS like living on a cruise ship! When you get that activities list, you have to highlight everything you want to do,” shared Kathy R., a resident at Otterbein Lebanon.

Otterbein Lebanon, like all Otterbein SeniorLife communities, has a wide variety of activities to discover. In warmer seasons, residents enjoy the private entrance to a nearby park with an 18-hole golf course and a 110-acre lake. The on-campus Life Enrichment Center focuses on ensuring all nine dimensions of wellness are covered with an array of programming options.

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Residents and non-resident members (must be fully vaccinated and 55+) enjoy the coffee shop, greenhouse, and spa located within the Life Enrichment Center. There, you’ll also be able to swim in the indoor pool, do laps on the walking track, and work out in the fully-equipped fitness center. As Mary S., an Otterbein resident, says, “There are so many activities and things to do!”

Let’s take a look at a few more:

  • Art studios
  • Woodshop
  • Model train room
  • Gardens
  • Movie theater

The model train room is a really popular place for residents and guests alike. “We get a lot of visitors that come to Otterbein here,” added a resident at Otterbein Lebanon. “When they come in and their eyes light up and they say, ‘Wow, we didn’t know this was here’ – we’re just glad we’re all having a good time.”

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Supportive Neighbors Feel Like Family

As you probably heard from the video, residents help and support one another. “We love our neighbors too. We like that everything’s kind of self-contained. It’s very much a community here,” observed a resident at Otterbein Lebanon. 

Upon visiting, you’ll quickly see that everyone is welcoming and ready to help you feel at home, staff and residents included. When asked what made Otterbein Lebanon a great place to live, we heard, “The people. The people. They always stop and talk. If you’re lost, they help you find your way.” 

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