Ohio Living Dorothy Love celebrates 95 years serving Sidney

For the Sidney Daily News



Ohio Living Dorothy Love has been a valuable member of the Sidney community for the past 95 years, offering independent living homes and apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

“Since 1922, we have experienced much growth and change allowing us to better serve the greater community,” said Tricia Atwood.

Her report continues:

In June 2016, Ohio Living Dorothy Love broke ground on the Sargeant Family Center for Aquatic Therapy & Rehab. The project doubled the size of our existing therapy gym and features a HydroWorx 2000 therapy pool, which provides a warm, soothing therapy environment that puts less stress on joints or painful areas. This is conducive to a faster, more successful recovery. The state-of-the-art therapy pool offers underwater cameras for observation by the therapist, moveable resistance jets, an integrated treadmill and rising floor for easy access.

The rehab center, named for brothers and long-time supporters John and Bob Sargeant, was funded by an Ohio Living Foundation capital campaign for which they served as honorary co-chairs. The campaign exceeded its fundraising goal, demonstrating the strong support for this kind of therapy in the Sidney area.

The new center pairs nicely with our Rehab Studios that were opened in October 2015, offering comfortable, private accommodations for rehab patients as they recover from an injury, illness or surgery.

The Sargeant Family Center for Aquatic Therapy & Rehab opened in January 2017 and offers physical, speech and occupational therapy to both Ohio Living Dorothy Love residents and those in the Sidney area, providing personalized recovery plans using the latest equipment and innovative techniques.

On Oct. 28, 2016, our parent company, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, changed its name to Ohio Living. As a result, each of the organization’s 12 life plan communities, including Dorothy Love, added Ohio Living to their existing community names – turning Dorothy Love Retirement Community to Ohio Living Dorothy Love. Additionally, Senior Independence, our home health and hospice provider changed its name to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice and our charitable foundation became Ohio Living Foundation.

We remain very excited about this change and believe it brings a bright future as we continue to offer high-quality care and services to you under the unified name of Ohio Living. This rebranding effort was not the result or a merger, acquisition or change in ownership. Rather, it was the result of a thoughtful process that sought to honor the company’s nearly 95-year history while remaining relevant to current generations and those well into the future. Our people, mission and ownership remain the same.

Our Corporate Board of Directors chose the name Ohio Living because it embodies the essence of who we are as an organization – a community of people who celebrate living. It is our deepest desire to provide others with opportunities to live life to the fullest by joining alongside them to make each day count. This new brand is an expression of our organizational values and speaks to the principles we were founded on in caring for Ohioans.

We received a testament to living our values and principles recently when Ohio Living Dorothy Love was named a gold Employer of Choice by LeadingAge Ohio for 2017-2018. The award recognizes providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement and meet stringent workforce development criteria. This award plus many others we’ve received throughout the years recognize our dedication to excellence and commitment to our residents’ well-being.

At Ohio Living Dorothy Love, we have been evolving and changing for more than 95 years. We look forward to continuing to grow and expand our offerings to meet the needs of our community in the future.


For the Sidney Daily News