Otterbein Franklin
1070 W Jefferson Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131

Independent Living: (317) 736-1156
Assisted Living: (317) 736-1108
Long or Short Term Nursing:
(317) 736-1108
Main: (317) 736-7185
Fax: (317) 736-1182

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Life at Otterbein Franklin in Indiana

Nestled in beautiful Franklin, Indiana, our Otterbein Franklin campus is situated on 120 park-like acres that boast mature trees, stocked ponds, sidewalks, and walking trails.

When you visit, you’ll also find a fishing pond, tennis court, playground, and clubhouse with an indoor pool on the grounds.

We are minutes away from the rich history and charm of downtown Franklin where the courthouse, Franklin College, vintage shops, and eateries are waiting for you to explore.

Our Otterbein Franklin Campus is in close proximity to Greenwood, Indianapolis, and Columbus, which makes shopping trips and cultural excursions easy. We also offer convenient access to medical specialists and nationally recognized hospitals like Indiana University, St. Vincent, Franciscan Health, and Johnson Memorial Health, which is located across the street from our campus.

Living at Otterbein Franklin is not about retirement, but more about living an active, healthy life and still being able to plan for your future needs and preferences.


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Lifestyle & Care

Lifestyle Choices & Types of Care

Our non-profit, faith-based CCRC offers many choices for people aged 62 or better, who desire security, peace of mind, and the freedom to live life to the fullest in a Christian, home-like setting.

Lifestyle Choices

Our lovely independent living cottage homes with a variety of floor plans and architectural options have been built throughout the Otterbein Franklin campus to help us meet our goal of “providing excellence in retirement living.” Seventy-five Methodist Drive homes have been built over the last 55 years and border our Horseshoe Drive, which surrounds the Wesley Center.

Residents who prefer apartment-style independent living may choose from studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments that are available in Wesley Center, so you’re minutes away from all the action on campus.

Seniors interested in assisted living apartments may choose from studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments that are available in Wesley Center. Each apartment has its own personal bathroom/shower and kitchenette. Our residents benefit from professional, courteous, and respectful nursing care, housekeeping services, dietary services, laundry services, and appropriate activities by qualified staff.

Otterbein Franklin’s 24-hour Nursing Center with its semi-private and private accommodations provides professional, around-the-clock nursing care. You control your schedule, so even with your health and wellness a top priority, you still get your independence.

Types of Care

At Otterbein Franklin, we offer independent living cottage homes and apartments, assisted living apartments, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, and long term care. We also offer memory support for early, mid, and advanced stages in three separate locations to accommodate Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and respite and hospice care.



Like all Otterbein locations, there are plenty of choices of activities on the schedule at Otterbein Franklin. Visit our wellness center to enjoy exercise classes, such as water aerobics in our heated pool, or take a stroll along the wellness center walking path. There’s a ceramics and art studio, woodshop, and greenhouse, as well as theme parties, card games, educational programs, and an on-campus computer lab.

If you’re looking for health services, there are clinic offices for physicians, psychiatrist, podiatrist, optometrist, and dentist, as well as physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services.

When you get the travel bug, there are plenty of luncheon trips and joyrides, as well as local, state, national, and international travel opportunities. When you’re hungry, you can grab a bite to eat at Kresge Dining Room.

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Floor Plans
Day in the Life

Week at a Glance

Exercise Class
Card Games

Water Aerobics
Movie Night

Arts & Crafts
PickleBall Open Play

Coffee & Tea on the Terrace
Spring Concert

Art Lecture Series
Game Day

Ohio Senior Olympics State Games

Wellness Fair
Movie Night

Sample Menu

Bourbon Pork
Grilled Lamb Chops
Chicken Margherita
Baked Cod
Orange-Ginger Salmon

Chicken Tenders
Grilled Reuben
Omelet, Chef Salad

Peas & Scalloped Yams & Apples
Collard Greens & Polenta
Fresh Green Beans & Sweet Potato Hash
Cottage Cheese & Fruit
Maui Veg & Bow Tie Pasta


Every experience matters! Hear from others who have reviewed this community.

“Words can’t express my gratitude for each person who has given so much love and care to our mother. You truly are a shining example of Christ’s compassion, His hands and feet to the least of these. Certainly the staff’s gentleness is evident to all.”
–Cassandra (Brewer) Hurt, daughter of Franklin resident

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