Located just minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University, Westerwood might be the fresh start you’ve been looking for. Formerly known as Friendship Village Columbus, our 23-acre Life Care community is designed to appeal to today’s modern elder who wants more out of life: More access to natural beauty. Expanded culinary choices. Greater fitness and vitality. New friendships. And plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and create.
Just steps from your door lives our certified nature preserve, where residents delight in wild deer and 200+ bird varieties. As one resident said, “It’s like living in the middle of woods, but you’re in the city!” Lifelong learning is minutes away with Otterbein University and as the only true Life Care community near Westerville you get it all — lifestyle and access to a full spectrum of care should you need it. Check out our Life Care agreements and learn why they are one of the best ways to offset the future care service and can help preserve your wealth.
If you’re considering a move to a condo, you owe it to yourself to visit Westerwood to tour the future Garden Cottages – everything a condo can provide and much more. Why make two moves? Make one smart move and enjoy the benefits of Westerwood.
Blueberries & The Blues
Relax in the shade with us and jam to some low-down blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos. Celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood’s Chef Marshall. Enter to win one of four gift certificates to Fresh Thyme Market and a basket filled with all things blueberries. RSVP required.
Westerwood Wednesday Series:
Eat & Peek: Resident Lifestyle Panel Brunch
Besides enjoying a delicious brunch on us, you’ll get a sneak peek at what makes Westerwood a remarkable place to enjoy life. Hear from our residents and the dedicated team that creates our life enrichment programs. Plus, we’ll update you on the exciting new outdoor amenities we are adding to our 23-acre campus!
We offer spacious studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in the main building on our beautiful, 23-acre campus. Garden apartments are just a short walk from our main building. They provide the ideal blend of privacy and freedom while allowing residents to enjoy our full range of amenities. We also offer a Flexible Lifestyles Program for travelers or snowbirds who live elsewhere for extended periods of time.
Assisted Living at Westerwood offers the perfect balance of independence and assistance. Our studio, one-, and two-bedroom assisted living suites provide an ideal blend of comfort, security, and independence. We take an individualized approach to each resident to create their best day, every day.
Westerwood Memory Care offers a homelike setting staffed by well-trained healthcare professionals who understand the unique needs of memory care residents. The neighborhood includes 14 spacious suites designed with privacy and wellbeing. Comfortable gathering areas promote interaction among residents, families, and staff, while structured daily activities stimulate the mind. An enclosed courtyard allows residents to safely enjoy beautiful days and changes of scenery. It’s all about creating an environment that helps every resident reach their fullest potential every day.
When life is put on hold due to surgery, stroke, or injury, your doctor may require short-term nursing care or rehabilitation. Short-term rehabilitation at Westerwood helps you regain strength in a comfortable and supportive environment as you recover from a hospital stay or illness. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are offered on-site with a top-notch medical team to get you back on your feet in no time. If you or your family member is currently in the hospital and in need of short-term rehabilitation, let your case manager know that you’re interested in coming to Westerwood. Your stay maybe covered by Medicare or private insurance.
When a loved one struggles with managing the activities of daily living or their health is declining due to a progressive illness, 24-hour supportive nursing care, outside of the home, may be needed. Westerwood offers quality long-term care at our five-star rated Medicare and Medicaid certified Health Care Center. The Health Care Center provides a choice of private or semi private rooms. Expenses are often covered by Medicare or private insurance.
The Life Care contract provides a flat-rate living cost so you can plan ahead for assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care or rehabilitation therapy, should you ever need it. It offsets the greatest expense associated with care that can easily reach $100,000 a year or more. There are several different types of Life Care contracts, so reach out to us to learn more today.
Live near all the urban conveniences with easy access to a wonderful natural environment just outside your door. Life at Westerwood is like living in the woods, in the middle of the city. As the only Life Care community near Westerville, you have total access to a full continuum of care right on campus whenever you need it.