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Legacy Village is a premier retirement community in the Dayton, Ohio area, located just east of the city in nearby Xenia, Ohio. Overseen by National Church Residences, the 48-acre retirement community is comprised of 38 patio-style duplex and single-family homes, as well as a 52-unit assisted living center.

The Rich History of Our Dayton, Ohio Retirement Community

Our retirement community is located on the 253-acre Legacy Center Campus, which is also home to various service-oriented organizations, including Athletes in Action and Xenia Christian School. The campus itself holds a lot of history as it dates back to 1869, when it was known as the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans Home, which provided housing for orphans of Civil War veterans.

The home was commissioned by Abraham Lincoln and was a self-contained community with a farm, dairy barn, hospital, power & heating plant, gymnasium, banquet hall, chapel and residence halls.

Lincoln challenged the states to help families rebuild following the Civil War by meeting the needs of widows and orphans created by the conflict. Ohio members of the Grand Army of the Republic took up that challenge and, through a donation of 100 acres by a Xenia farmer, created the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home.

In 1978, the home's purpose was changed from its original focus and broadened to include troubled children, and the name changed to the Ohio Veterans' Children's Home. In 1992, the General Assembly of Ohio voted to close the home and began phasing out the facility. By June 1996, with the last graduating class, the home was officially closed and sold to Greene County.

Prior to the site becoming a retirement community, in 1998, Dayton Christian Schools became interested in the property for the consolidation and expansion of its Xenia Christian campuses. In December 1998, Legacy Ministries International was created as the umbrella organization to own and operate the facility, and the property was officially acquired the following summer. After an extensive remodeling, the campus school building was occupied by Xenia Christian grades K-12 in August 1999. Became independent and updated name to Legacy Christian Academy.

Ministries Currently on the  Athletes in Action Campus:

  • Athletes in Action

  • Legacy Christian Academy

  • Heart for Honduras

  • Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child

  • The International School Project

  • The Schindler Center

  • WFCJ/WEEC Radio Stations

As part of the campus development, the Legacy Village Retirement Center was established. In January 2002, Hope Hall, a 14-room memory care unit, was completed in Legacy Village Assisted Living for the care of those with advanced stages of dementia and Alzheimer's. These improvements helped propel Legacy Village to becoming a leader among assisted living in Dayton, Ohio

Setting Ourselves Apart From Other Retirement Homes in Dayton, Ohio

National Church Residences’ partnership with the Legacy Center Campus is the perfect coupling of philosophies and missions to serve seniors and to provide them with those resources needed to successfully age-in-place. We look forward to expanding the level of care and service at Legacy Village.

Our parent company, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior and family housing, with 320+ properties in 28 states and Puerto Rico.

National Church Residences also owns and manages six continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) in central and southern Ohio.

We pride ourselves in the rich history of our community and the tradition of excellence set down by National Church Residences. Going forward, we’re determined to make Legacy Village live up to its name and remain a premier Dayton, Ohio retirement community that provides only the best care.

If you have any questions or suggestions for us, please feel free to contact us.