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Empowering you to create a life you’ll love.

Westerwood opens up a world of new possibilities.

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.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Will you stand with us to end Alzheimer’s? Westerwood is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on September 26, 2021 to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

Visit Westerwood’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s page to join us on the walk. If you’re unable to participate, please consider making a donation to our fundraising efforts. Every dollar you donate helps. Please check out Westerwood’s Alzheimer’s page.

If you have questions about registering please reach out to Sami Kontely at SKontely@liveatwesterwood.org or Kristin Kullberg at KKullberg@liveatwesterwood.org.

Our FutureFest celebration!

Westerwood (formally Friendship Village Columbus) launched its new brand this in October 2020. While the name change, the commitment to excellence for their Senior Living community will continue with the same great top-rated team, same non-profit status and the same friendly residents.

Please check out our FutureFest Virtual launch party!

Westerwood in the news!

Out N About Columbus interviewed Jennifer Sanchez, our Director of Human Resources and Valerie McConnell, our Director of Nursing about Westerwood, employment opportunities and why we have been named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO Magazine six years in a row.

Watch the video here and if you are interested in joining our amazing team, visit our Careers page to apply for an open position.

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What Is Life Care & Why Should You Care?

A Life Care contract delivers a predictable living cost for future health services, should you need them. The contract offsets care expenses, which can easily reach $100,000+ a year.

OCTOBER 14 • 2-4PM

Home Design & Wine Tour

Wine and dine your way through Westerwood. This culinary tour includes visits at different model homes and a brief presentation of our soon-to-be-built Garden Cottage Homes. Chat with our resident ambassadors and learn what it’s like to live at Westerwood!


Rightsize Before the Snow Flies

Beat the winter with a move to Westerwood. Real estate agent DeLena Ciamacco and downsizing expert Stephanie Albright will share their best tips for a successful move.

NOVEMBER 12 • 1:30-4:30PM

Autumn Gratitude Festival

We all have so much to be grateful for. Join us for refreshments, appetizers from Chef Marshall, and live music from Westerwood’s own Village Singers. Please bring one or two packaged food items to donate to a local food bank.

A variety of living options and services.

Independent Living

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

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.

Memory Care

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.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

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.

Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care

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.

Life Care Options

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.

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Life at a Glance

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.

  • 23-acre campus in a quiet neighborhood with Westerwood, a dedicated nature habitat featuring trails for walking and exploring.
  • Well-appointed fitness studio, hosting nine exercise classes daily, including yoga, tai chi, and balance. Plus, full-time, on-site personal training to guide you.
  • Beautiful gardens and landscaped grounds—plus your own garden plot.
  • Full-scope art studio, complete with craft materials, pottery wheel, and kiln. Plus, our artist in residence to coach your creativity and inspire your craft.
  • Professional woodshop, outfitted with all the tools you need for your next project.
  • Soda shop, salon and barber shop, convenience store and bank, all located on campus.
  • A great culinary program where every meal is chef-crafted by scratch.
  • More than 90% resident satisfaction rating with stellar customer service.
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