Experience counts. And with over 96 years of experience, Otterbein continues to enhance the quality of life in our communities and neighborhoods. The original Otterbein community was built for children and adults in 1912 on land purchased from the Shakers near Lebanon, Ohio. The childcare program ended in 1963 and since then Otterbein has grown to five retirement living communities and three small house neighborhoods in Ohio. In an Otterbein community, many begin to pursue old hobbies or discover new possibilities in a comfortable and secure community. Quality health care services are available at all communities should the need arise. Otterbein?s new model of nursing care is the first of its kind in Ohio.