Residents enjoy an environment designed to enhance self-esteem, independence and a warm sense of community.

Our memory support environments are safe and secure. But they are also comfortable and homey. Outdoor courtyards offer fresh air and sunshine. Meaningful activities abound, geared to the interests and strengths of each resident. We do all we can to help each person retain as much independence as possible. We help them be useful and contribute as they can. Socialization is encouraged. Art and music are part of every day.

Our specially-trained staff assesses individual needs and preferences as time goes on. New medical information and care innovations about cognitive impairment come to light every day. So our program evolves based on the needs of our residents and the current research. Quality of life remains uppermost.

Please call the health care specialist at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Community nearest you.

Memory support activities include:

  • Baking and cooking
  • Creative arts
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Bus trips
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Hymn singing
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Birthday parties
  • Music and Memory™  


Music and Memory™ Progam

We all know that music is “the universal language” that can move us deeply.  Research proves that music stimulates memory.  And, individuals with cognitive loss can literally come alive when they have the opportunity to listen to their favorite songs. 

The Music & Memory program offers the means to create a personalized playlist of favorite songs for any individual who may benefit.  The individual and loved ones choose the songs, the songs are downloaded onto an iPod Shuffle, and the music is delivered via headphones to each individual.  Personalized music is shown to help a wide range of people, including those who are socially isolated, have limited access to activities, or live with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive loss. This program is available at all Otterbein locations, for more information on how the program works visit