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We are Otterbein Sunset House.

Life at Otterbein Sunset House

Otterbein Sunset House is a perfectly unique blend of historic charm and innovative community life. The moment you walk through our doors, you’re greeted by beautiful and comfortable surroundings, warm and friendly people, and a wide variety of opportunities to pursue your favorite hobbies – or discover new ones.

Daily life at Sunset House integrates cultural and social outings and events that keep you connected to the world around you – and engaged in what matters to you most.
Meet new friends in the Hearth Room for intimate conversations. Appreciate nature’s beauty while strolling the walking path along the pond. Or catch up on your reading in front of the fireplace with a favorite beverage by your side.

What does Independent Living at Otterbein look like?

Get a look at our campus and explore our senior independent living options at The Woodlands Independent Living at Otterbein Sunset House, which includes one- and two-bedroom apartments in a variety of floor plans.

Lifestyle Choices

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

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments

Types of Services at Otterbein Sunset House

Our services at Otterbein Sunset House include:

  • Wellness checks, screening, and support for independent senior living residents.
  • Independent living for those who can live without assistance or support, but want the peace of mind of being at a retirement 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 individuals 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.
  • Hospice care for those with life-limiting illnesses or conditions to help them live the highest quality of life possible.

Assisted Living at Otterbein Sunset House

Take a look inside our private assisted living apartments.

Ashanti Hospice

Serving Fulton, Wood, and Lucas counties in Ohio, Ashanti Hospice provides hospice for residents in the greater Toledo area. Our care focuses on helping those nearing life’s end in living each day with the highest quality of life possible and providing comfort to the entire family.


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

  • Common areas with fireplaces
  • Meeting and activity rooms
  • Bar for social events and happy hours
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Walking paths
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Gazebo

On campus, there are several groups and activities residents enjoy together, such as an outdoor walking group, art classes, trivia, worship service, and various off-campus outings. In addition, our beautiful campus is conveniently located in Ottawa Hills near many of your favorite local attractions, including dining, shopping, medical services, and physicians.


Explore Available Floor Plans

Is Otterbein Sunset House a Good Financial Fit for You?

Answer seven simple questions to see if Otterbein Sunset House 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 (CCRC).


Where is Otterbein Sunset House located?

Otterbein Sunset House is located in Lucas County in northwest Ohio just a few miles from downtown Toledo, Ohio. Our Ottawa Hills location means we’re close to your favorite amenities but away from the hustle and bustle.

How much does it cost to live at Otterbein Sunset House?

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.


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


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

What is The Woodlands Independent Living at Otterbein Sunset House?

Opened in 2002, The Woodlands is our independent living community, which offers both 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The Woodlands shares its campus with Otterbein Sunset House, where assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services are available.

At The Woodlands, each upscale apartment includes:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Spacious closets
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Window blinds

Explore independent living at The Woodlands >>

How long has Otterbein Sunset House been part of the Toledo community?

Otterbein Sunset House has been part of the Toledo area for more than 150 years. Founded in 1871 as the “Home for Friendless Women,” Otterbein Sunset House mainly served women in the Toledo area and later became a nursing center. In the early 2000s, the community began to admit men and couples and added independent living housing, which is now called The Woodlands.


In 2020, the community became affiliated with Otterbein SeniorLife and officially became known as Otterbein Sunset House.


Read more about Otterbein Sunset House’s rich history >>

Does Otterbein Sunset House offer memory care?

Yes, we offer a full continuum of care at Otterbein Sunset House, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, post-acute/rehabilitation, and hospice care.


Learn more about what memory care at Otterbein includes >>

I don’t know anyone else at Otterbein. How can I meet people and make new friends?

Otterbein Sunset House offers lots of life enrichment opportunities to help new residents get involved and meet new people. From art classes to outdoor activities to games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, there are plenty of off-campus outings you can also take part in, like a charter bus trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan, or attending a Toledo Mudhens baseball game.

How does assisted living work at Otterbein Sunset House?

Otterbein Sunset House is able to provide care for all levels of assisted living, whether you or a loved one need a helping hand each day or more extensive medical attention. Our assisted living residents enjoy private apartments, social and recreational activities, three daily meals, and more. 


Meet Margaret

Margaret H. is an independent living resident at The Woodlands Independent Living at Otterbein Sunset House. She loves many aspects of living here, such as the friendliness of the community, the quality and variety of the food, and the convenience of maintenance-free senior living.

“I’m very comfortable in my apartment. I’m so glad to be here and not have the responsibility of a home. It suits me just perfectly, and I enjoy my friends here,” said Margaret.

A Day in the Life

Otterbein Sunset House


Week at a Glance

Coffee Club
Outdoor Walks
Bridge Group

Talk and Trivia
Outing – Ride to along River and picnic lunch
Artist & Resident – Learn to Paint with Watercolor

Computer Games – It’s Never 2 Late
Happy Hour

Vesper Service with EUM Church
Card Bingo

Morning Stretch
Mall Outing
Birthday Party with Entertainment

Walking Group
Saturday Night at the Movies

Worship Service

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