It started with a vision.
In 1916, siblings Matthew and Jane Smith bequeathed 168 acres to the Toledo governing body of the Reformed Church to build a "fair haven" for seniors-a home that offered security, comfort and care. Four years later, the board of trustees purchased a six-acre farm in Upper Sandusky. That home became Fairhaven Community, the first in the United Church Homes family of campuses dedicated to the needs of older adults.
Throughout our history, our community has always been committed to values such as integrity, respect and dignity for our residents and our team members. As with all of United Church Homes' communities, we respect everyone without regard to sexual identity or gender expression.
Today, Fairhaven continues to celebrate the uniqueness that is truly the spirit of United Church Homes. We embrace person-directed care and honor life stories. Our commitment to radical hospitality, team longevity and our beautiful amenities, including a stunning chapel and our community auditorium are just a few of the things that set us apart.
Just as we welcome you to Fairhaven Community, we also extend a warm welcome from United Church Homes, one of the largest nonprofit providers of senior living in the United States, serving nearly 4,000 adults in 66 communities.
Our welcome is not superficial-it's thoughtful and intentional, informed by a continuing relationship with the United Church of Christ and our membership in the Council for Halth and human Service Ministries. Through our UCC heritage, we believe that God is still speaking and that great things happen when all people enjoy the freedom to grow. We constantly seek to improve and expand the opportunities for you and for our team members. The visioin of the United Church of Christ, and United Church Homes, is that hospitality should be radical. That's why our doors are open to everyone, regardless of faith, gender expression or sexual identity. Our communities reflect the welcoming spirit of God. Just as God welcomes and affirms us all, so do we.