St Marys Retirement Community
St Marys Ranch Style Homes
A sunny home on the lakeshore. A private dock to make sailing and powerboating convenient and easy. A pontoon for parties, and activities aplenty. Living at Otterbein St. Marys is both stress-free and exciting!

Every day gets off to a beautiful start. Step outside your door to hear the water lapping at the shore. Birds fly overhead. Sailboats skim the lake.  Over breakfast, decide which social, recreational and educational events you’ll attend. After a busy day, relax and watch the sunset over the lake. Otterbein St. Marys offers the active lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.

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, gardening, working in the woodshop or fishing. Programs at the life enrichment center make every day a joy. The non-stop activities and thoughtful amenities keep things lively.

A vibrant social scene. Our monthly newsletter, The Dockside Reporter, and our events calendars are so jam-packed with things to do, it’s tough to choose! Guest lectures. Arts and crafts. Prayer groups and worship services. Breakfast clubs and card tournaments. Games, parties and music. Fun and laughter are everywhere!

Easy to get out and about. Excursions and local sight-seeing opportunities come naturally to St. Marys’ residents. We’re only a stone’s throw from downtown St. Marys and easily accessible to the region’s abundant historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Personal transportation can be arranged to concerts, fairs and festivals!

Choices and amenities galore. As with all Otterbein campuses, life is filled with choice at St. Marys. 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!

St. Marys History

Today’s Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices — an organization long-defined by innovation and compassion — has been gaining support and momentum since its founding. It is still driven by vision and faith.

A desire to draw closer to God inspired the Community that is now Otterbein St. Marys. It began in the early 1940s, when the Evangelical United Brethren built a retreat center for prayer, meditation and study. It endured as such after its merger with the Methodist Church in 1968. In the 1980s, the retreat became a retirement community.

The first independent living patio homes were built in 1987, bringing innovation to senior living. That effort continues. In 2011, Otterbein St. Marys built the Life Enrichment Center with its specially designed wellness activities offered in partnership with the local YMCAs.

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.