Otterbein Cridersville

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Nursing Homes

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100 Red Oak Dr, Cridersville, OH 45806
Call (800) 385-2527
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Otterbein Cridersville (800) 385-2527

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Questions about Otterbein Cridersville

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Otterbein Cridersville. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of Otterbein Cridersville residents is 80. However, residents' age ranges between 60 to 103. Favorite things to do range far and wide. Many residents enjoy volunteering on campus. We are on a 120 acre campus with 3 stocked ponds, so many residents enjoy gardening, fishing, riding bicycles, and walking. Popular recreation events include shopping trips, dinner and musical entertainment, happy hour, concerts, and arts classes. Our Rivers of Joy Life Enrichment Center is very popular - it includes an indoor warm water therapy pool and fitness center. Group aquatic and fitness classes are very popular as well.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Events in Wapakoneta and Lima - cultural events, theater, shopping, dining, antiquing.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Otterbein Cridersville has organized?

Concerts. Horseback riding. Museum trips. Snow tubing. Charter fishing. Dinner outings. Lectures.

What transportation services does Otterbein Cridersville offer to independent living residents?

Transportation is provided throughout the day to campus recreation opportunities, medical appointments, and social events. There are twice weekly shopping trips.

What makes the chef or dining program at Otterbein Cridersville exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Otterbein Cridersville's on campus restaurant is the Red Oak Café. Recently renovated and features a daily special and menu to choose selections. Homemade soups, sandwiches, fresh salads, and scrumptious desserts.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Community room. Red Oak Café. Campus Center. Library. Rivers of Joy Life Enrichment Center with indoor warm water therapy pool and fitness center. Group fitness room. Woodshop. Clubhouse with billiards.

What safety features or security measures does Otterbein Cridersville offer to independent living residents?

Each independent living residence is equipped with an emergency response system, which reaches a nurse that is on campus 24 hours/day. Each home is also equipped with smoke detectors.

If Otterbein Cridersville accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do accept pets. Otterbein Cridersville is nestled on 120 rolling acres with walking paths for residents to walk their dogs. Many of our independent living homes have vinyl fencing for the dogs to be able to safely go outdoors.

Does Otterbein Cridersville work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Health and wellness services are provided by Otterbein Cridersville Staff.

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Services and Amenities of Otterbein Cridersville


  • Fee Structure Extra: No Entry Fee Is Required But There Is An Entry Fee Option To Reduce Monthly Rate
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2970/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1516/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Condos Townhomes
  • Housing Extra: Shared Living

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room


  • English


  • Health:
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  • Staff:
  • Medicare Provider Number: 366050
  • Ownership Type: Non Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 08/01/2019


  • Resident Capacity: 141
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training


  • State Licenses: 1959N

About Otterbein Cridersville

Midway between two bustling towns, our Otterbein Cridersville campus offers the best of two worlds. You enjoy the energy of urban life and the beauty of a rural retreat.

Along I-75 in northwest Ohio, amid wooded hills and verdant fields, lie 120 beautifully landscaped acres. Three fish-stocked lakes sparkle through the paved roads for those interested in biking and walking. Tidy homes sit on friendly little streets. Designed for active lifestyles. In these neighborly surroundings, every step leads to something pleasant to do. You’ll find yourself among friends who enjoy the same things you do like biking, strolling, feeding the swans or fishing in the lakes. A fitness center, pool, woodshop and garden — among many other amenities — keep things lively.

A vibrant social scene. Our monthly newsletter, the Wesley Lakes News, is so jam-packed with activities, we keep having to add pages! Book groups and coffee clubs. Games and parties. Concerts, lectures and a campus cinema. Guest speakers on topics such as history, nature and health. Prayer groups and worship services. Never a dull moment!

Easy to get out and about. Excursions and local sight-seeing opportunities come naturally to Cridersville residents. We’re easily accessible for friends and family; less than five miles from Lima and Wapakoneta. Personal transportation can be arranged into town if you want to take in the local symphony, art or theater. Why not try the museum, civic center or shopping at the local mall? Choices and amenities galore. As with all Otterbein campuses, life is filled with choice at Cridersville. Options for living spaces, dining, wellness and health care services, life enrichment and so much more. What would you like to do today? You set the pace. We just keep up with you!

Cridersville History

Cridersville has always been a great little village in a beautiful region of Ohio. But the area was lacking in options for senior living. In the early 1980s, the Health and Welfare ministries of the United Methodist Church recommended it for a retirement community. The Westview United Methodist Church, along with the Cridersville town officials, aggressively promoted the idea to Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices. Contributions from Westview and a generous donation from a local landowner made the vision possible. In March 1988, the Otterbein Cridersville Community broke ground on the 56-acre site. The first residents moved in that December. The continuing growth and success of the community shows just what vision, faith and determination can do.

However, our origins date back to 1912, when the first Otterbein community was built in Lebanon, Ohio. The full story of Otterbein’s founding is quite inspiring.

Originally a home for the elderly and orphaned, in the 1960’s Otterbein devoted itself exclusively to enhancing the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons.

Since then, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices has grown to include retirement communities, skilled nursing and rehab neighborhoods, and home health. We continue to look forward with vision and faith.

What Makes Us Special

Life Enrichment. Every Cridersville resident meets with an activities counselor who works with you to create a plan for personal development. We care for the whole you: physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and vocational.

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