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Life at Otterbein Pemberville - Where Your Spirit Knows No Age

At Otterbein Pemberville, small-town life is right next door to big-city excitement. Our 165-acre campus with its woods, meadows, and ponds is located amid the playlands of northwest Ohio.

This CCRC (continuing care retirement community)  features ranch-style homes, apartments, assisted living, and nursing care, ready for you to live as independently as you may in modern, safe, comfortable spaces with 24-hour, all-community call systems.

Otterbein Pemberville is located minutes from I-75 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90), offering easy access to adventure. If you’re a frequent flyer, our on-campus transportation will even drop you off and pick you up at the airport.

When you visit our beautiful campus, you can walk along a wooded trail, fish at our stocked pond, or relax among our gardens and gazebo. Our vibrant social scene offers a bevy of clubs, card tournaments, games, parties, music, and more.

Made for active lifestyles, there’s always something on the schedule at Otterbein Pemberville.

A group under the Toledo Zoo sign

The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville: New Assisted Living Apartments

At The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville, assisted living means that you or your loved one will receive help with some of life’s daily activities so you can continue living in comfort as independently as possible.

We create a caring environment where you can socialize with others, participate in organized activities, work on your crafts or hobbies, or simply spend some quiet time in your private suite. You’ll have choices and options at Otterbein Pemberville.

What does Independent Living at Otterbein look like?

Get a look at our campus and explore our senior independent living options, including apartments and patio homes.

Lifestyle Choices

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

  • Studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments
  • 1- and 2-bedroom all-brick patio homes

Types of Services at Otterbein Pemberville

Our services at Otterbein Pemberville 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

At Otterbein, continuous life enrichment is one of our core values, so every Pemberville resident meets with an activities counselor to create a plan for personal development for your physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and vocational well-being.


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

  • Wooded trail
  • Stocked fishing pond
  • Fitness center
  • Café-style dining
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Woodshop

On campus, there are fitness classes, lectures, games, worship services, and more. There’s also an on-campus shuttle, so transportation can be arranged to the area’s sports and arts events, fairs, and festivals.


Myrtle B., Assisted Living Resident

Independent Living Residents

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Is Otterbein Pemberville a Good Financial Fit for You?

Answer seven simple questions to see if Otterbein Pemberville 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.


Where is Otterbein Pemberville located?

Otterbein Pemberville is located in Wood County in northwest Ohio, just 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio. Pemberville is easily accessible from Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90).

How much does it cost to live at Otterbein Pemberville?

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 Pemberville.


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

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 patio homes. What are they like?

Our patio homes are some of our most popular options and come in a variety of floor plans. You can get a look inside our featured home for a sampling of what we offer by clicking on the link below.

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What is The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville? What’s included in living there?

Opened in 2021, The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville is Otterbein Pemberville’s brand-new assisted living apartment community. All suites at The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville include a kitchenette, private bath, and individually controlled air temperature.


In addition to receiving personalized assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, etc., residence at The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville also includes:


  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Meals served 3X daily
  • Access to licensed nurse 24 hours/7 days per week
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Maintenance and repair
  • And more

View photos, floor plans, virtual tours, and more at The Oakwood Assisted Living at Otterbein Pemberville >>

Does Otterbein Pemberville offer memory care?

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


Learn more about memory care at Otterbein >>

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

You’re in luck ― there are plenty of ways to meet new people at Otterbein Pemberville. You can join one of our many resident groups to share common interests. From sports and fitness to art and woodworking to worship and Bible study, there really is something for everyone.


Meet Sue

For independent living resident Sue and her husband, the benefits of moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) were one of the biggest draws of Otterbein Pemberville.

“My husband and I wanted to make the decision that we move out here, unlike what happened in my mother and father’s case, when a doctor made that decision,” she said. “We wanted to make it so our two children did not have to make it. And believe me, my children said we gave them the best gift we could possibly give them.”

The couple enjoys staying active on campus. They also remain involved in their own activities and routines.

“We try to stay as much involved [on campus] as possible, but I also run my daily schedule too. I have the best of both worlds,” said Sue.

A Day in the Life

Otterbein Pemberville

Week at a Glance

Strength & Balance
Movie Matinee

Movie Matinee
Tai Chi

Coffee Talk
Chair Yoga


Bible Study
Cardio Drumming

Breakfast Outing
Card Bingo

Worship Service

Sample Menu

Chilled Fruit
Side Salad

Fried Chicken
Grilled or Panini Sandwich

Baked Potato
Vegetable of the Day
Onion Rings

Ice Cream

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