Ohio Living Westminster was chosen as the 2016 retirement center. They are right downtown on Neil Ave, so it’s very close to anything that you would ever want, like the museums, the theater, ballet, and the symphony. They opened the second building within the last year and had assisted living up to memory care. The apartments were very nicely done. I looked at a onebedroom and one-bedroom plus a den. They had a swimming pool in the basement of one of the buildings. I was very impressed.
I have a friend staying at Westminster. It has a variety from independent senior living to total assisted nursing care. It is a full service community. It is very large. It has multiple building and it's quite nice. I like their full range of services available and if you need more care or less care, the availability to move from area to another. My friend has a standard one-bedroom apartment with sitting room area. They have lots of activities to offer. The staff is very helpful. They have no problem with the staff that I have contact into. My friend is happy there and I recommend them to others.
I visited this facility with a family member who was at the time searching for a retirement community to call home. Westminster-Thurber is in a lovely area of Columbus; it is a short walk from Goodale Park, the Short North, right next to Giant Eagle grocery store, and is even right across the street from a fenced in dog park. The grounds at the facility were quite small, however it is so close to many parks and recreational areas that the property size is not much of an issue. The rooms in Thurber Tower are quite cozy; the one bedrooms are smaller than what my family member was used to in her current one bedroom apartment but were kept up quite well. The staff seemed friendly enough and it was comforting to know that the facility is very close to several hospitals in the Columbus area (Mount Carmel, Ohio State, Grant, etc.) Overall, I thought it was a very lovely community considering it is in an urban environment, but my family member decided to reside elsewhere because of how busy the area is. During our visit to Columbus, the Short North had been celebrating ComFest, a street fair in the Goodale Park area. The area was packed, there were people walking everywhere at all times of the day, and it was just too hectic and stressful for my family member, who was told that Goodale Park often has fairs like that during the warm months. While many retirees enjoy fairs and such, she was searching for something a little calmer.
Westminster-Thurber Community is a continuing care retirement community in Columbus, OH that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Westminster-Thurber Community for more details on CCRC housing and rates.