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For seniors who want to remain active, the city of Columbus, Ohio, is a great place to retire. It has a number of active senior centers that provide community engagement and activities. It also has top-rated hospitals, such as Ohio State University Hospital, which ranks as High Performing in geriatrics according to U.S. News & World Report, to help with medical care. Columbus is also an affordable place to live, according to Sperling’s Best Places, so seniors find that their retirement dollars stretch further. Many cultural attractions, such as the Franklin Park Conservatory or the Columbus Museum of Art, provide interesting things to do.

Assisted living care in Columbus costs just a little more than the cost for care in the country as a whole. Families in Columbus should expect to pay around $4,500 a month for assisted living per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is compared to $4,300 on average for the United States as a whole. The cost is also a little higher than the state average, which is $4,350. Still, the amenities and affordability of the city make it an appealing choice for many seniors.

This guide makes it easier to choose the right assisted living community in Columbus by outlining the top 10 choices for active seniors.

We’ve put together this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Columbus area.

Brookdale Trillium Crossing

Located off of I-270 and not far from downtown Columbus, Brookdale Trillium Crossing has a community packed with interesting things to do. Each apartment home has its own in-room kitchenette for residents to use for snacks and small meals, but many opt to dine in the community dining room, where satisfying meals and good conversation go hand-in-hand. At Brookdale Trillium Crossing, an on-site bistro provides snacks and beverages between meals as well. Residents have plenty of time to enjoy the community’s activities because laundry and housekeeping services are part of the care services provided.

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Danbury in Columbus

Danbury Senior Living provides a comfortable setting for an active retirement. Carefully designed apartments have easy-access showers, and a variety of floor plans, including several with full kitchens, makes it easy for seniors to find something that fits their needs. Each week, day trips and outings into Columbus and the surrounding communities as well as on-site recreational activities help engage residents and keep them active. Pets are welcome in this community, and the staff arranges for pet therapy as well. Music entertainment, visits from local churches, library classes and community speakers all come from time to time to add to the activities options.

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  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning systems
  • Licensed nurse on-site 24 hours a day

Friendship Village Columbus

The 23-acre campus of Friendship Village Campus provides a scenic, wooded spot for active retirees. It is close to Westerville and Otterbein University, and it boasts over a mile of trails and walking paths including paths through beautiful rose gardens. Each resident has their own garden plot, if they want it, so they can spend time outdoors digging in the dirt. The community has a full-scope art studio with everything necessary to create beautiful artwork, including a pottery wheel and kiln, and an artist in residence helps inspire creativity. Meals are prepared from scratch by a chef, and the community has its own soda shop for between-meal treats.

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Kensington Place

With a licensed nurse on-site at all times, Kensington Place provides a safe place for retirees to enjoy an active lifestyle. This community is all about safety, and residents receive GPS wireless emergency response systems to use while they live there. They also have 24-hour security to add a layer of protection. Regular wellness checks ensure that the residents are thriving in the community. Regularly planned social activities, recreation and enrichment are all part of the lifestyle at Kensington Place

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The Woodlands of Columbus

Located just a few blocks from Whitehall Community Park, The Woodlands of Columbus has a relaxed lifestyle for seniors. Here, apartments have comfortable floor plans with wall-to-wall carpeting and kitchenettes for each resident. A landscaped courtyard provides gardens and flowers for residents to enjoy during the day, and a TV room is a perfect place to catch a movie or the game with friends. An elegant dining room serves up three restaurant-style meals each day, and a private dining space is available for special occasions or visiting family events.

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Bickford of Scioto

With both one-bedroom and studio apartments available, and all of which have kitchenettes, Bickford of Scioto makes it on this list of the top assisted living communities because of the variety it offers. The from-scratch kitchen serves up healthy and tasty meals every day made from a variety of fresh produce options and high-quality meats and seafood. Through the Life Enrichment Program, residents have opportunities to spend time out in the community through regular outings, enjoy community performers who come to entertain and educate them and take part in daily planned activities.

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Brookdale Westerville

Brookdale Westerville made it on this list because of its many activities throughout the week. Whether a resident enjoys cooking, crafts, reading, video games or educational lectures, they can find something available to meet those interests through the planned activities. This Columbus assisted living community is conveniently located off of I-270 and across from Alum Creek, making it readily accessible. Keypad entry makes this pet-friendly community more secure, so residents have peace of mind. A greenhouse, walking path, courtyard, garden and screened lanai all help residents enjoy the beautiful property and its many flowers.

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Chestnut Hill Senior Living

At Chestnut Hill Senior Living, residents have assistance from a team that is dedicated to health and wellness. A nurse is on staff for medical needs, and attentive staff members assist with everything from activities of daily living to laundry and housekeeping. This pet-friendly community boasts a homelike atmosphere with spacious apartments and comfortable, inviting seating areas throughout. A well-stocked library and a movie theater provide a range of things to do, and the community plans regular activities and outings into Columbus to add even more variety to its lifestyle.

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  • All-day restaurant dining
  • Fitness center with senior-friendly equipment and classes

Cherry Blossom Senior Living

Cherry Blossom believes that providing seniors with many things to do is an important part of overall wellness. That’s why the community regularly schedules classes, activities and events for its residents. Bingo nights and bridge games are common, and in the summer outdoor cookouts are a popular activity. All activities and outings are based on the interests of current residents. Cherry Blossom provides all-day restaurant-style dining, so its residents can always get something that meets their tastes. An executive chef meets with residents monthly for a food service review, giving them the chance to share their wishes and recipe ideas.

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Gardens of Scioto

Gardens of Scioto provides a warm, family-friendly atmosphere for seniors. This starts with a welcoming front porch that greets guests when they arrive. An elegant dining room complete with a grand piano makes each meal a pleasure, and an outdoor patio with gardens and water fountains provides a tranquil retreat at the end of a busy day. A busy activities calendar provides a chance to visit local attractions, take part in music activities, read with friends and even engage in storytelling. The Gardens of Scioto is located across the street from the Scioto Southland Community Recreation Center, providing opportunities to engage with the local community from time to time.

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