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Otterbein Loveland SeniorLife Neighborhood Showcases Small House Neighborhoods at the 2023 Green House Project Development Workshop

LeadingAge Ohio member Otterbein SeniorLife, the national leader in the operation of “Green House” (Small House) skilled nursing neighborhoods and affiliated with Green House in 2021, hosted the highly anticipated 2023 Green House Project Development Workshop, a two-day event focused on exploring and educating participants about the financial, operational, and clinical aspects of the Green House model (Small House Neighborhoods). The workshop took place from June 6 to June 7, leaving a lasting impact on attendees from around the world. 

President and CEO, Jill Wilson, shared the inspiring story behind Otterbein's Small House Neighborhoods, highlighting the organization's journey to becoming the largest not-for-profit Green House provider in the nation and the world. Currently, Otterbein operates nine neighborhoods, encompassing a total of 45 small houses, along with an additional two houses located at Marblehead, resulting in an impressive total of 47 Small Houses. 

A special panel discussion featuring Otterbein team members from Loveland and Middletown provided an invaluable opportunity to delve into best practices and operational insights. Participants engaged in invigorating conversations, sharing their experiences on how Otterbein's approach liberates the elders and those who serve them from the constraints of institutional care, fostering a more enriching and empowering environment. 

The organization remains committed to transforming the landscape of elder care through innovative and person-centered models, ensuring that every individual receives the utmost respect, care, and support in their later years.

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