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First Community Village Celebrates Grand Opening of The Fairfax

Recent News | August 25, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – National Church Residences is celebrating the newest addition to the First Community Village campus, The Fairfax. This beautiful $37 million 70-unit independent living apartment complex offers seniors a smart gym, juice bar, spa and many more amenities – all designed to help residents remain healthy and live independently. Located at 1800 Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington, The Fairfax is part of a two-year project at First Community Village that also included a new entrance and Guide House, extensive updates to The Chelsea’s dining and common areas, as well as outdoor features, landscaping and gardens.

“I couldn’t be prouder to celebrate the continuation of a mission started 58 years ago by First Community Church. They envisioned a premier senior living community in Ohio, and we are honored to continue that vision today – and well into the future,” said National Church Residences’ President and CEO, Mark Ricketts.

Since First Community Village opened its doors in 1963, it has been a standard-bearer for senior living. It was the first continual care retirement community in Columbus, and today its services span independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. With The Fairfax expansion, close to 400 residents call the Village their home.

“In planning The Fairfax, our emphasis has been on creating a full and active lifestyle,” noted Matt Rule, senior vice president for housing development at National Church Residences. “With 50 of the 70 apartments already reserved, this shows the need for this type of senior living in the Tri-Village area.”

Also, in attendance at the grand opening and ribbon cutting were House Representative for Congressional District 24, Allison Russo; Brendan King, President of the Upper Arlington City Council and UA City Council members Jim Lynch, Brian Close and Michele Hoyle; and, from the City of Upper Arlington, Community Development Director Chad Gibson, Economic Development Director Joe Henderson, Senior Planner Justin Milam and Planning Officer Alyssa Kelly.

About National Church Residences
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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