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Life at Otterbein Granville

In our village-style life plan community, gracious public spaces complement well-designed private senior living residences, including apartments, cottages, and villas. We are located in a park-like setting with woods and meadows, where more than half of our acreage is open land, yet we have easy freeway access to the “big city” of Columbus and an international airport.

We make space for the gregarious and the contemplative. Residents can be as active or as quiet as they prefer, because there is no one right way to live!


Freedom is an important concept at Otterbein Granville. Our residents’ fresh ideas thrive in familiar, supportive surroundings. Resident-directed activities and life-enhancing friendships enrich community life. The design supports a range of individual lifestyles, promotes community interaction, and optimizes mobility for people with a variety of physical capabilities. Many residents are lifelong learners who audit classes; attend concerts, plays and lectures; and volunteer throughout central Ohio in a variety of settings.

A comprehensive health care program is offered on campus, with health and wellness programs, physician services, therapies, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and long-term nursing care.

Resident-Driven Activities

Since its opening in 2005, Otterbein Granville has been a resident-driven community where residents create and facilitate their own activity programming and special events. Over 30 resident-run committees ranging from entertainment and movies to philanthropy and bible study combine to create an inclusive culture where differences are celebrated and individual interests and personalities are valued.

What does Independent Living at Otterbein look like?

Get a closer look at our campus with photos and virtual tours, explore our 16 floor plan options, and more.

Assisted Living at Otterbein Granville

A close-knit community with a dedicated interdisciplinary team who take pride in getting to know each individual, including their hobbies, interests, and needs. Explore more about the experience and services provided at Otterbein Granville.

Resident on treadmill

Health Center

Our Health Center provides a person-centered, coordinated health program offering a full spectrum of care on the campus of Otterbein Granville, a life plan community. We are Medicare-licensed with private skilled nursing accommodations and assisted living apartments.

A spacious rehabilitation center includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy. Rehabilitation therapies are available at the center to Otterbein Granville residents, community members who have been recently discharged from the hospital, and others needing outpatient services.

A large warm-water pool and a well-equipped fitness center, as well as a physician’s office, are on-site for the convenience of Otterbein Granville’s independent and assisted living residents.


  • Library
  • Art studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Salon
  • Gathering rooms
  • Fine dining
  • Wooded nature trails
  • Fiber arts studio
  • Putting green
  • Pub
  • Bocce court
  • 2-acre pond
  • Ceramic studio
  • Billiards room

Otterbein Granville Arboretum

With 95 species of trees, Otterbein Granville’s campus is an accredited Level I Arboretum ― one of only 20 in Ohio. Click below to explore the natural beauty of our 94-acre property and learn more about our commitment to our trees, landscaping, and love of nature.

Virtual Tours

Woodshop Tour

Billiards Room

Library Tour

Bocce Ball Courts

The Amelia Room

Maple Deluxe Villa Tour

Welcome To Otterbein Granville

What To Do At Otterbein Granville

Is Otterbein Granville a Good Financial Fit for You?

Answer seven simple questions to see if Otterbein Granville 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 life plan community.


Where is Otterbein Granville located?

Otterbein Granville is located in Licking County in the village of Granville, which has a population of approximately 5,600 people. Granville is conveniently located in central Ohio, just 35 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.

How much does it cost to live at Otterbein Granville?

Living at a senior living community is more affordable than you might realize when you take into consideration all of the responsibilities you won’t have to worry about, such as utilities, home maintenance, and property taxes.

You can use this free cost comparison guide to compare your current costs of living to the many included costs of living at Otterbein Granville.

You can also get a quick preliminary look at whether Otterbein Granville fits your budget with our free MoneyGauge calculator tool.

Our life plan community offers multiple options depending on your needs. Learn more about entrance and monthly fee options here.

What is Otterbein Granville’s affiliation with Denison University?

Otterbein Granville shares a special bond with nearby Denison University. In fact, Denison alumni helped start our community in 1996, and the land on which we are built was Denison property.

Since then, the connection between Otterbein Granville and Denison has benefited both communities. Our residents attend lectures, concerts, plays, and athletic events on campus. The Community Scholar program opens Denison’s classes to our residents.

Members of the Denison administration and alumni sit on the board of Otterbein Granville, and our residents support Denison as well. We enjoy hosting students and faculty in the Community Center for lectures, workshops, and other special events.

Discover Lifelong Learning Opportunities at Otterbein Granville >>

What is dining like at Otterbein Granville?

Our elegant dining areas are a favorite spot on campus and create an environment that feels like home for residents and guests alike. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered Mondays through Saturdays, and brunch offered on Sundays features cooked-to-order omelets, a carving station, and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls.

What are ways that residents can get involved on Otterbein Granville’s campus?

Otterbein Granville has a host of resident groups and committees that share common interests through regular meetings, group outings, and special events. From sports and fitness to movies and art to diversity and inclusion, there is something for everyone.

Does Otterbein Granville offer memory care?

Otterbein Granville does not offer full-scale memory care; however, we do offer physical and memory support programming for residents with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease. These programs include:


  • Java Music Club - uses a combination of themes, photographs, music, and readings to encourage engagement.
  • Linked Senior - digital platform that provides life enrichment and encourages engagement in those with dementia through a touch screen app.
  • Music and Memory - therapist learns of residents’ music preferences and creates a customized playlist on an iPod.
  • Opening Minds Through Art - intergenerational art-making program that pairs residents with volunteers who meet once weekly throughout the course.
  • Urban Zen - mind, body, and spirit are connected through aromatherapy (essential oils), Reiki (gentle touch), and meditation (mindful breathing).

Does Otterbein Granville have a waitlist?

At Otterbein Granville, we have a Priority List for prospective residents who are considering our community. When you join the Priority List, you are added to a list to be notified about upcoming availability before the rest of our prospective residents. You can choose whether you would like to be an “active” member of our list or an “inactive” member, depending on your needs and preferences.


Learn More About the Priority List and How to Join >>

Meet Reed

An author and retired history professor from Kenyon College, Reed B. is an active contributor to community life at Otterbein Granville. He loves writing about all kinds of topics, including resident blogs for Otterbein SeniorLife. He has also participated in Lifelong Learning programs, taking courses at Denison University. Reed and his wife, Susan, chose Otterbein Granville for three main reasons: greater personal freedom, financial security, and a life-enhancing environment.

How to Get Involved

Resident Groups and Committees


Bocce Ball



Water Wellness


Delay the Disease Exercise

Lecture Series


Bible Study

Current Issues and Public Policy


Art Gallery

Community Movie Nights



Dining Committee

Diversity and Inclusion

Otterbein Granville Council

Welcoming Committee

Aesthetic Interior and Public Space Decorating


Lifelong Learning at Otterbein Granville

Otterbein Granville’s ties run deep with nearby Denison University, and we also have connections with other institutions of higher learning in the area. Residents can take classes, interact with college students, attend concerts, and more.

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