About Us

Bringing Quality to Everyday Life

The Nation's Largest Provider of Affordable Senior Housing, a National Leader in Supportive Services 

National Church Residences is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and other supportive services for seniors, families and others who need us.  Thousands of people nationwide come home to the comfortable, affordable housing that National Church Residences offers.

Headquartered in Upper Arlington, Ohio, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services. With over 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences also provides health care in Ohio and Florida, including the operation of Senior Living Communities and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.  The National Church Residences model of person-centered care includes adult day services, assisted living, senior housing, rehabilitation suites, memory care, rehabilitation centers, outpatient therapy, home health care and hospice.  

Founded by the Rev. John R. Glenn and four Ohio Presbyterian churches in 1961, National Church Residences is certified as a 501c (3) charitable organization.  Rev. Glenn formed National Church Residences out of a Christian commitment to serve older adults' housing, social and human needs.

His innovative thinking resulted in the purchase of an abandoned company town in Waverly, Ohio, that became Bristol Village, National Church Residences' first housing community.

For more than 55 years, National Church Residences has built a proven track record of excellence based on continuous improvement to its services and standards of care for those we serve.  Our diverse portfolio includes Senior Living Communities, permanent supportive housing communities that serve the formerly homeless and disabled, a Home & Community Services senior home health care agency, Centers for Senior Health that provide adult day services and residential health care facilities that provide assisted living and skilled nursing. 

Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors comprised of a broad mix of people with professional, business and human services backgrounds, National Church Residences' mission extends to more than 3,400 employees and thousands of residents throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Statistics as of July 2016:

  • 305 senior housing communities / 19,980 units
  • 15 Family Housing Communities / 1,749 units
  • 10 Permanent Supportive Housing Communities / 785 units
  • 1 student housing community / 60 units
  • 12 residential health care communities / 1,749 units and beds
  • 3 Home and Community Services Agencies / serving 3,400 clients
  • 5 adult day service centers / serving 855 clients