Otterbein Franklin, Indiana

Otterbein SeniorLife Franklin - Indiana

1070 W. Jefferson Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131

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

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 about living an active, healthy life and still being able to plan for your future needs and preferences.

See All Our Currently Available Homes

Browse our independent living homes and apartments that are available right now with this updated, real-estate-style listing page.

Lifestyle Choices

We offer a range of choices in independent living with plenty of living space, including:

  • Studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments
  • 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom ranch homes
  • 2- and 3-bedroom luxury cottage homes
  • Rental-only options available

Types of Services at Otterbein Franklin

Our services at Otterbein Franklin include:

  • Wellness checks, screening, and support for independent living residents
  • Independent living for those who can live without assistance or support, but want the peace of mind of being at a community where care is available if needed
  • Assisted living for individuals who need regular help with some of the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.)
  • Skilled nursing/long-term care for people who need round-the-clock medical care
  • Post-acute care and rehabilitation for individuals who need short-term care and/or therapy after a surgery, unexpected injury, or illness
  • Memory care program for individuals with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease who need regular assistance and care
  • Respite care for families and/or caregivers who need to arrange for temporary care for a loved one

Brookside Luxury Senior Homes

These newly-remodeled luxury senior homes are located in a gated area of the Otterbein Franklin community and range from just under 900 sq. ft. to more than 2,000 sq. ft. See photos, floor plans, and other features of our Brookside collection.

Amenities

Otterbein Franklin is the place to be for those with an active lifestyle because there’s so much to do here. Our amenities include:

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness center (with exercise programming)
  • Greenhouse
  • Ceramics and art studio
  • Woodshop
  • Computer lab
  • Pickleball and tennis courts
  • Fishing ponds
  • Walking trails

On campus, there are plenty of activities to choose from on the schedule, such as exercise classes, water aerobics, theme parties, card games, educational programs, and live entertainment.

If you’re looking for health services nearby, there are clinic offices for physicians, psychiatrists, podiatrists, optometrists, and dentists, 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. And when you’re hungry, you can grab a bite to eat at Kresge Dining Room.

Testimonials

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Is Otterbein Franklin a Good Financial Fit for You?

Answer seven simple questions to see if Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community is an affordable option for you. Our financial calculator, powered by MyLifeSite, will give you a preliminary overview of affordability for independent living in our continuing care retirement community.

FAQs

Where is Otterbein Franklin located?

Otterbein Franklin is located in Johnson County in central Indiana, roughly 25 miles from Indianapolis. Franklin is also in close proximity to Greenwood, Indiana (10 miles), and Columbus, Indiana (22 miles).

How much does it cost to live at Otterbein Franklin?

In most cases, living at Otterbein is no more expensive than the cumulative costs of living at your current residence. The service fees vary based on the size of your home or apartment, type of residence, location on campus, and contract option.

 

For price ranges, what’s included with your monthly fee, and more, download this free cost comparison guide to Otterbein Franklin.

Is it really safe to move to a retirement community now?

Everyone's comfort level is different, so the final choice is always up to you. But know that we're doing everything we can to keep our residents safe and healthy during this time. You can read more about our plan here.

 

On top of safety precautions, there are some benefits to living at a retirement community during this time:

 

  • The majority of our partners are vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated are tested twice a week. Vaccinated partners are tested routinely. Because we comply with all government regulations and mandates, you can feel safer about being around other residents and partners (employees) on campus.
  • Staying social is important, so we're offering safe activities to keep you engaged and adding precautions as needed. 
  • We're keeping all residents informed of what's going on with the changing regulations. You can rest assured that we want all of our residents to stay as healthy and safe as possible.

I’m interested in one of your Brookside Homes. What are they like?

Our newly-remodeled Brookside homes are available in 2- or 3-bedroom options and feature modern touches, including:

 

  • Granite countertops
  • Smudge-proof stainless appliances
  • Washer and dryer
  • Hardwood floors
  • French doors
  • Zero-entry tiled shower in master bath
  • Recessed lighting
  • Brushed nickel finishes

 

Explore luxury senior homes in our Brookside Collection >>

If I choose Otterbein, will I have to invest a large entrance fee or turn over my home and assets?

No! Otterbein Franklin provides an array of payment options, including a standard month-to-month service fee with no required upfront investment. In no situation does Otterbein require you to turn over any of your existing assets, including your current home.

Does Otterbein Franklin offer memory care?

Yes, we offer memory support for early, mid, and advanced stages in three separate locations to accommodate Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Learn more about what memory care at Otterbein includes >>

What is there to do around Franklin, Indiana? What is close by?

Otterbein Franklin is just minutes away from downtown Franklin, where you can explore the courthouse, Franklin College, vintage shops, and eateries. We’re also close to Greenwood, Indianapolis, and Columbus, which makes shopping trips and cultural excursions easy.

 

See the top things to do near Franklin >>

Meet Shirley

Shirley T. is an independent living resident at Otterbein Franklin. She moved to Otterbein to take full advantage of the activities and opportunities on campus. She especially enjoys the concerts and live music events that take place at Otterbein.

Shirley moved into Otterbein in her early retirement years, and she highly recommends that others consider moving to a CCRC as soon as they can.

“I’ve heard some people say they waited too late to come here. If they ask, ‘When should I go?’ I tell them, now,” she said.

A Day in the Life

Otterbein Franklin

Week at a Glance

MONDAY
Exercise Class
Card Games

TUESDAY
Water Aerobics
Movie Night

WEDNESDAY
Arts & Crafts
PickleBall Open Play

THURSDAY
Coffee & Tea on the Terrace
Spring Concert

FRIDAY
Bible Study
Cardio Drumming

SATURDAY
Breakfast Outing
Card Bingo

SUNDAY
Worship Service

Sample Menu

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

ALWAYS AVAILABLE ENTREES
Chicken Tenders
Grilled Reuben
Omelet, Chef Salad

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

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