Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community is a Life Plan Community for active, healthy people aged 62 or better, located in the heart of Franklin, Indiana. We are a community within a community. So many amenities and activities, yet close to shopping, dining and entertainment too.

Care OptionsOur Community

Celebrating 60 Years Serving Our Community!

Carrying out the mission to provide a retirement experience filled with well-being and wholeness since 1957.

Continuing Care Options

Independent Living

Lovely cottage homes and duplexes are available in our Methodist and Brookside neighborhoods. We also offer Independent apartments in our Wesley Center. Choose from a Studio, One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Apartment.

Assisted Living

Enjoy Apartment living with assisted services provided by our dedicated nurses and housekeeping staff for those needing a little extra support.

Short Term Rehab

Designed to help rehab and return a person to their previous home, following a serious illness, injury or hospitalization.

Memory Care

Three specialized units designed to accommodate residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of Dementia.

24hr Health Center

Our Health Center provides semi-private and private accommodations with 24-hour total licensed nursing care.

Respite / Hospice Care

Providing care givers relief of caring for ill elderly family members or comfort for those dealing with terminal illnesses.

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Welcome to Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community

Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) opened its doors in 1957 as a continuing care retirement community that provides a variety of living options and care choices for retired persons. The long-standing traditions and standards of the United Methodist Church remain a part of our community; however residency is open to persons of all faiths and denominations. We stand committed as a non-profit, faith-based organization willing to serve the needs of our community.

What Makes Us Different?

For 60 years, Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community has lived up to its commitment to provide excellence in retirement living to our residents. Still today, it is our standard of excellence that allows our residents independence, security, peace of mind, and the freedom to plan their life, activities, social involvement, and the level of care they desire. Otterbein Franklin is a Life Plan Community, which means we also offer “Life Care.” Our Life Care agreement ultimately offers assurance of future care that includes Skilled Nursing and Memory Care, should our residents ever find themselves in need of it.

Why choose us for your loved ones?

Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community is passionate about promoting healthy, active lifestyles with all the amenities, resources and innovation you could desire. When you choose to reside at Otterbein Franklin, your well-being and happiness is our primary concern. Our Life Plan Community allows you to live your life to the fullest today and still have a plan in place for any future care needs.

What are others saying?

“I’m a local pastor and have at any moment several members and friends at FUMC. I’ve seen how people are treated as l would want my mother treated. In fact, if my mother were in the area and was looking for rehab services, a residence, or needed assistance living care I would drive her directly to FUMC.”

– Peter Jessen, pastor

“I worked there for 4 1/2 years and loved it! The residents are the best. The staff for the most part are great people to work with. I miss seeing everyone on a daily basis and try to come back to visit as much as I can. I would also like to add that FUMC is definitely one of the cleanest facilities that I’ve ever been in.”

– Roxie McCartney, former employee

“My mother in law was here at FUMC from 2011 to November 2014 when she passed away, she received very good care! We moved in October 2014 and we feel it was the best move, we have made many friends with employees and residents!”

– Judy Rietel Long, daughter of resident

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