Ashland: The Ohio Town That’s Great for Seniors

Group of seniors celebrating Ashland Ohio!

It’s a perfect combination: an easygoing, relaxed country ambiance with friendly neighbors, beautiful scenery and a great location, together with outstanding choices for senior living and care. Ashland, Ohio is where seniors and their families want to be.

At LSS Senior Living, we want to give you a few details of why we think so many seniors are enjoying their retirement here—and why their families are very happy about it!

A brief look at the history of Ashland, Ohio

Ashland is the county seat of Ashland County in north central Ohio. Named “Uniontown” when it was first laid out in 1815, it was renamed Ashland in 1822, and soon became a manufacturing center.

By 1915, Ashland boasted 47 factories producing a wide range of products from pumps to matches to rubber goods and veterinary supplies. Creation of the National Latex Company in 1929 where balloons were made earned Ashland, Ohio, the title of “the balloon capital of the world,” something that is still celebrated today with the town’s annual BalloonFest.

Today, Ashland is home to more than 19,000 people and manufacturing remains the largest economic driver, followed by health care and social assistance, retail trade and educational services. Retaining its small-town mid-American charm, Ashland is a wonderful place to retire and enjoy life at its best.

Why so many seniors call Ashland their home

For a lifestyle to truly be geared to healthy aging, you need several ingredients. Fortunately, you’ll find them in abundance in Ashland.

For example: cultural events, fitness opportunities, beautiful parks and natural areas to explore, festivals, museums and galleries, religious institutions, adult learning experiences, and lots of other ways to engage and connect, so important for mental and physical wellness. It makes it easy for families to choose activities and events they can share with their older loved ones.

In addition, the climate is just right, with four distinct seasons. Another major advantage is the proximity of so many outstanding health services and hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Mansfield, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Mansfield, Ohio Health Ashland Center, Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital, University Hospitals Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, University Hospitals Samaritan Women’s Health Center, and University Hospitals Samaritan Primary Care.

All in all, Ashland, Ohio is simply a great place for seniors to enjoy the freedom that retirement offers and receive the quality of care and attention they deserve. At LSS Senior Living, we are proud to be part of this commitment.


Download our free guide, ”A Guide to Living Well in Ashland, Ohio.”


LSS Lutheran Village is the idea choice for assisted living in AshlandLutheran Village is a vibrant assisted living community in beautiful Ashland. Our suburban setting is a cozy and comfortable home to active and vital seniors who need a helping hand to remain independent and engaged. We emphasize a family environment that is inclusive and prioritize dignity, respect and privacy in everything we do.

We opened our doors in 2000 and began providing care to seniors in the region. And we are constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of today’s seniors with the latest technology, stimulating activities, and other updates. These include Caremerge, an online communication portal that allows families to communicate seamlessly with staff, CarePredict, a wearable predictive care technology that detects changes in daily living to identify precursors in serious health concerns, and updated design elements in our apartments for maximum convenience and comfort. And so much more.

Lutheran Village is part of Lutheran Social Services, whose core belief is that all people matter. We have remained steadfast in our commitment to serve everyone in our care with grace and honor their unique legacy not only now, but in the years to come. Lutheran Social Services has offered dedicated programming to central and north-central Ohio families at every stage of life for more than 100 years.

Today as one of the largest non-profits in Central Ohio, Lutheran Social Services goes beyond senior living to serve thousands of people each day. Offering core essential care needs including food, shelter, safety and healing, Lutheran Social Services provides the support and resources you need to sustain a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Senior living, the LSS Senior Living way

At LSS Senior Living, our goal is to offer seniors quality care and comfort in a friendly and warm environment that feels like home. We offer a continuum of services to lend a helping hand when you need them. Find out more about our communities:

LSS Kensington Place

LSS Lutheran Village

LSS The Good Shepherd

Speak to an advisor today. We’re here to help. Learn more retiring to Ashland in our free guide, ”A Guide to Living Well in Ashland, Ohio.”

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