Where Generosity of Spirit Leads to Abundant Living

At Good Shepherd, neighbors share good food, good conversation, hearty laughter and Christian fellowship. Whether attending worship in the chapel, strolling by the pond with friends, catching a movie on our “Main Street” or planting a garden, you’ll find many ways to enjoy life to the fullest at every age.

We continue to look to the future so that you, too, can look to the future confidently. Among our new services and innovations you will find a wellness gym and pool, expanded short-term rehab services and the region’s only SAIDO Learning program to combat memory loss.

Faith and Fellowship

To serve and be served, and to love and be loved in a faith-filled community are important to well-being at any age. Our nurturing, ecumenical chaplaincy program includes two full-time ministers and worship opportunities for all denominations. Our beautiful chapel is home to Jonah’s People Church of the Brethren congregation, as well as a Catholic Eucharistic tabernacle. Residents and staff members alike serve generously within our close-knit community and around the region.

Health and Wellness

Staying active improves everything from your mobility to your mood.  And it’s easy with all of the choices at Good Shepherd.

Our talented wellness director and staff lead exercise classes and programs for all levels of fitness. Personal trainers will help you make the most of the state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment in our bright, spacious aquatic and fitness center. Trips, volunteer opportunities, concerts, speakers, art classes and social events round out your options for invigorating body, mind and soul.

Plus you will enjoy the peace of mind of having a full continuum of healthcare services available all in one place.

Services and Amenities

Along with a range of residences and services to fit all budgets and needs, the Good Shepherd community includes the following comforts and conveniences:

  • Full calendar of community social and recreational events, including musical and entertainment programs, classes, games and clubs
  • Vibrant spiritual community with two full-time ministers offering chaplaincy and pastoral care
  • Beautiful chapel hosting ecumenical Christian services and tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament for Catholic worshippers
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, aquatic and other exercise classes, and wellness programming
  • Aquatic and fitness center with recumbent bicycles, NuStep® cross trainers and other cardio and strength equipment
  • 24-acre campus with lovely landscaping, pond with lounging deck, level walking/cart path and outdoor pavilion with picnic tables
  • Courtyard gardens and pavilion
  • Inviting resident lounges with aviaries and beautiful architecture and views
  • Comfortable movie theater
  • Well-equipped woodworking shop
  • Alberta Hyte Library with computers
  • Internet access in all public areas
  • Spacious community room for large events and rental use
  • Attractive dining rooms with restaurant-style menus (charges vary)
  • Casual café and deli with takeout options (charges vary)
  • Private dining rooms available for resident use
  • Lakewood Barber and Beauty Salon offering styling, manicures and pedicures (charges vary)
  • Eagle Creek General Store 
  • All maintenance of residence, common areas and grounds
  • Priority access to assisted living, rehabilitation services, Alzheimer’s care and nursing care

One Location for Life

More than a retirement community, Good Shepherd is a life care community. That means you’ll find an option unique in Fostoria: a full lifestyle and affordable home choices, along with assisted living, short-term rehab, nursing care and memory care, all offered by one highly regarded not-for-profit provider. You and your family can relax knowing that, should your needs change, you will already be home, with access to some of the most innovative care in the region.

“After my knee replacement surgery, Good Shepherd’s rehab team got me back to myself within 3 weeks—so I could get back to working around my house and doing my usual chores I enjoy!”

— Norma Egbert

Ready to enjoy life to the fullest?

Come experience the abundant fellowship and opportunities at Good Shepherd.