Successful Ground Breaking for Otterbein Loveland Neighborhood

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH – On Friday, May 1st, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices broke ground on a new Skilled Nursing and Rehab Neighborhood in Loveland, OH. Approximately 75 people were in attendance including Otterbein executives and partners, representatives from the local Chambers of Commerce, and local representatives.

The ceremony began at 10AM with devotion from Reverend Cindy Ware and comments from Otterbein President and CEO Jill Hreben. Other Otterbein speakers included the VP of Neighborhood Operations Sue McConn, Otterbein Board of Directors Chair Thomas Compton, and Middletown neighborhood MDS nurse Zona Taylor, who gave moving testament of what it is like working in an Otterbein small house. Otterbein was also pleased to have Miami Township Board of Trustees Chair Mary Wolff, Loveland City Manager David Kennedy, and President of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce CeeCee Collins speak at the ceremony welcoming Otterbein to the community.

“We are excited to be joining the communities of Loveland and Miami Township. It was a beautiful day and having the local officials take time out of their schedules to support our mission meant a lot to us. We look forward to serving seniors in this area,” said Sue McConn, VP of Neighborhood Operations for Otterbein.

Otterbein seeks a strong community relationship with Loveland and Miami Township and is looking forward to serving the elders of the area and in bringing 75+ new jobs. Completion on the new Loveland neighborhood is set for spring 2016.

Otterbein is pleased to bring to the Loveland area this innovative approach that effectively meets the unique needs of seniors for long-term and/or rehabilitative care. The small houses are a unique concept designed to de-institutionalize traditional skilled nursing home care. The neighborhood includes five small houses, each 7,400 square feet, in a residential setting. Each small house is home to 10 residents, and each includes private suites, a large communal living, dining and kitchen area with home-cooked meals, a schedule that is up to the resident, and rehab care that is exceptional, all in a home-setting close to everything residents needs. An Otterbein small house equals a big difference.