Otterbein Sunset Village, 9640 Sylvania Metamora Rd., hosted a groundbreaking dedication ceremony on Wednesday, July 6 to begin construction on 10 additional villa homes in the Fieldstone Villas neighborhood. After the expansion, Fieldstone will be home to 33 villas all surrounding the pond with access to the private clubhouse.
Designed by Steve Busch of JMM Architects, Nathan Larger of RSC Construction serves as project manager for the expansion project.
Approximately six years ago, Fieldstone Villas were constructed on the Otterbein Sunset Village campus to provide an independent living option that included deluxe amenities and custom home finishes. Since their inception, the villas have been in high demand for seniors that lead active lifestyles.
The Fieldstone Villas are located across a meadow and pond from Otterbein Sunset Village, a full-service senior community with assisted living apartments, rehabilitation suites, and the area’s largest therapy gym, memory care, and long-stay services.
“Since we opened the doors to Fieldstone Villas nearly six years ago, we’ve been met with the constant demand to grow to meet the needs of the area. Several of the 10 villas have already been reserved,” noted Heather McGannon, Fieldstone Clubhouse manager and marketing director for Otterbein Sunset Village. “There is such a special culture that has been developed over time that we are excited to expand upon. Each villa home uniquely outfitted with crown molding, granite countertops, and amenities you’d expect when building custom. We also offer culinary services from our private chef and access to a clubhouse with a fitness center, indoor pool, and events that meet the interest of those who call Fieldstone home.”
The Fieldstone Villas on the grounds of Otterbein Sunset Village are part of its life-planned community. The villas provide an independent living community for those age 65 and older. When residents require a higher level of care, they have guaranteed access to assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care with skilled nursing, and memory care. “We found there was a need for offering this kind of life plan community. Once you are living in our community, you have access to everything offered at Otterbein Sunset Village should you need it. And, if you outlive your financial resources, you are never asked to leave thanks to its nonprofit status,” McGannon said.
Otterbein SeniorLife joined forces with Sunset Retirement Communities in 2020.
Otterbein Sunset Village is a part of Otterbein SeniorLife which has nine full-service senior care communities, nine skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhoods, one home health, and two hospice care organizations located across Ohio and in Franklin, Indiana.
Sunset Retirement Communities
The nonprofit Sunset Retirement Communities has a long history in the community, tracing its roots back to 1871 when The Women’s Christian Association of Toledo under the leadership of President Harriet May Barlow established the Home for Friendless Women, which was renamed The Old Ladies Home of Toledo in 1889. The organization was relocated to Indian Road in 1930 following a building campaign. During the 1940s, the name “Sunset House” was coined by residents who were happily living in the “sunset” of their lives. Sunset House remained an all-female residence until 2000 when the first male resident and the first couples were welcomed to the facility. It was during this time that the facility was expanded to include the Woodlands on the Indian Road campus and Sunset Village in Sylvania.