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Invest in Your Future Self By Joining a Senior Living Community

We hear it our whole lives — set yourself up for the future. More specific suggestions include, save a percentage of all your paychecks, make sure you’re contributing to your 401k, and the list goes on and on. 

So as you age, how many of these boxes have you checked off? 

Your needs change when you get older. What was once a home that provided all you need to live comfortably may not be enough as the years go on. Your health, for example, requires more time and attention. Health, wellness, and medical attention will need to be a greater priority in your life — why not ensure that they’re convenient? 

Invest in modern senior living to achieve the care-free, secure, and enriching lifestyle that you crave. 

Since 1963, First Community Village has provided a premier lifestyle within Upper Arlington, Ohio and eliminates the burdens of homeownership and allows more time to live and enjoy life. This senior living community allows residents the freedom they desire, while also offering the convenience they need as tasks grow increasingly difficult over time.

Find out why it’s important to invest in your future self and how First Community Village can help you do so.

Invest in Your Health

It’s easier to stay healthy than to fight an illness or disease, so being proactive and investing in your health can help you avoid the trials and tribulations — and costs — that can come with falling ill. 

The Huffington Post states that, “effectively managing your health can reliably produce a financial windfall unmatched by Wall Street, precious metals and every other retirement plan staple. Best of all, you can start this very day and you’re never too poor or too old to take advantage of the opportunity.” 

At a senior living community, you have access to all the tools you need to take an active role in your health and wellness. In your own home, it can be difficult to know just where to start when it comes to your wellness plan, not to mention resources. Take the guesswork out of the equation. Experienced professionals will help you determine what type of care you’ll need and will help you get involved in various wellness activities throughout the community.

Invest in Your Family

Your family means the world to you and you mean the world to them. If you haven’t had a conversation with them yet about aging in place or looking to relocate, they’ll likely express their concern for your future plans. 

You can give them the peace of mind that you’ll be taken care of, with plenty to do at the CCRC. Certified nurses and doctors will be at your side as soon as you need them, so your family won’t have to worry about how you’ll get to a doctor or hospital in the case of an event.

A senior living community could also serve as the perfect place to host your family. You don’t have to think of your new community as a place where you’ll be removed from them. Retirement is about seeking your independence, while simultaneously having the freedom to make your community your own. 

Invest in Your Bank Account

Investing in your health now means you may be saving money on care down the line. Unexpected costs can arise when you need healthcare most, and it may not be affordable. The life care plans that are associated with many senior living communities are flexible. 

Based on your needs when entering the community, you will be placed in a certain category for care. As time goes on and health needs change, you’ll still be supported through any stage of your retirement living. 

Invest in Yourself

One of the most important aspects of a senior living community is that it serves to keep residents’ minds active and sharp. Whether it’s creating relationships with others, or participating in activities that work the brain, residents will be “exercising” their minds in a senior living community more than they would if they remain at home. 

Senior living communities offer many different programs and activities for residents to enjoy themselves through favorite hobbies and games, while also allowing them to discover new pleasures. 

Invest in Your Future Life

Make the most of the rest of your life. By taking all of these categories into consideration and realizing what’s most important to you and your future, you can determine how you want the rest of your life to look. And it may be at First Community Village. 

While many of our 70 apartment homes are already reserved at The Fairfax, there are still choice floor plans and views available. Reserving now, and with no obligation, ensures you the lowest rates and many other unique benefits that won’t be available to those who wait. Please call or email us today so we can address any questions you may have or schedule a time to share with you our floor plans and scale model. Call us at 877-364-2570 or visit our website.

Why You Should Stay Active in Senior Living

Maintaining an active lifestyle as you get older can be challenging, but it’s crucial to prioritize keeping both your mind and body in shape. In an active retirement community, activities for seniors to strengthen the mind and body are offered frequently and conveniently. And best of all, these enriching activities allow you to enjoy yourself, while also welcoming the company of others. 

Active senior living communities offer various activities and programs for you to get involved in, often right on site. If the location is elsewhere, communities typically arrange transportation to and from the site. This way, you don’t have to sacrifice the hobbies that bring you fulfillment and joy. 

In fact, you’ll be able to participate in them more frequently than you would have if you lived at home. And since these programs are so easily accessible, you also have the opportunity to check out new hobbies, and maybe fall in love with something new.

Staying active as a senior will not only keep you feeling happier, it’s also necessary for preventing injuries and fighting off disease the body is prone to as it ages. Read on to find out more about why exercise is so important to senior health.

Exercise for Social Connection

In an active senior living community, there are many exercise programs available to residents. These programs involve joining in with others for a class or a group workout activity. Retirees are especially susceptible to depression and social isolation, but these group exercise opportunities will allow you to stay connected to others.

In a report by USA Today, sociologist Patricia Thomas, a faculty associate in the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University states, “Maintaining that social engagement can give you a greater sense of purpose and give a sense of motivation that can make you behave in ways that are better for your health.”

Creating new friendships will help you to feel generally happier, as you’ll have someone to share new experiences with. You’ll also be participating in activities to keep you mentally and physically sharp for a healthy mind and body. 

Manage Body Weight

As we age, our metabolism slows down and it’s more important than ever to incorporate exercise into your routine. Take an active role in managing your body weight in an effort to avoid dealing with serious illness or injury down the line. 

Prevent Falls

Unfortunately, falls can cause very serious injury but taking the appropriate precautions can strengthen the body and prevent these injuries. An active lifestyle will build muscle strength, resulting in improved bone health and increased balance. Low impact exercises (walking, using the elliptical, swimming, yoga, pilates, etc.) are effective methods to building muscle strength. 

Promote Heart and Cardiovascular Health

Consistent physical activity – both cardio and strength training – improves cardiovascular health and reduces risk of heart disease. You’ll feel better after taking a walk or a swim, and your heart will thank you for it. 

Increase Energy and Focus

Another benefit of exercise is that it’s linked to improved cognitive function and motor skills, allowing you to be more focused on your tasks. More productive days will allow you to live a higher quality life. 

Reduce Hypertension

If you’re dealing with hypertension as a senior, try managing it with exercise, as aerobic activity is proven to help lower blood pressure. With 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (walking, hiking, swimming, etc.) around five times a week, you can lower blood pressure, stress and decrease the risk of certain cardiovascular issues.

See the Sights

Staying active definitely does not mean you have to walk on a treadmill in the gym for 30 minutes a day. Lace up your walking shoes and hit the town! Explore the cities that surround the senior living community and take in all it has to offer. Check out restaurants and dining options, historical landmarks, or recreational parks.

At The Fairfax, suburban Columbus is located in Upper Arlington and it offers all the benefits you’d expect from a major American city like Columbus, while avoiding some of the inconveniences that living directly within a city can bring about.

Maintain Your Wellness – But Don’t Overdo It

Put your safety first and make sure to always speak with your doctor before joining new workout programs. It’s common for retirees to be focused on their exercise plans, but it’s crucial to stick with your own pace. Come up with a plan that you’re comfortable with that incorporates a balanced diet and healthy choices.

Even activities such as golf or a brisk walk around the block at your retirement community counts as exercise. You do not have to overdue it to stay fit.

You may want to learn more about what will be available at The Fairfax, and come see the site for yourself. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them—and if you want to visit The Fairfax and First Community Village in person, we will be thrilled to have you.

Call us at 877-364-2570 or visit us at Your future at The Fairfax awaits!

What It Means to Stay Independent in Senior Living

Growing older and living in a retirement community shouldn’t mean that you are giving up your freedom or losing your independence. In fact, in the right setting, it can mean the exact opposite. 

Independent senior living is for those who don’t require assistance with the tasks of daily life, but are seeking a carefree lifestyle. At an independent living community, you can focus on what’s most important to you. Participate in an array of daily activities, find new hobbies and enjoy old ones, and join a fulfilling community of individuals who share your desire for a simpler retirement life. 

Finding a place that will give you what you need out of retirement living, while also allowing you to enjoy your freedom, is what independent living and senior living is all about. In a community like The Fairfax, you are still able to live independently and take advantage of the many amenities, knowing that care will be available for you in the future. So you are not only investing in your future healthcare, but an independent lifestyle with lots to offer in the present. So why independent living? 

The lifestyle you deserve.

As you get older, participating in your favorite activities can become difficult. Finding a place  or a group where you can enjoy your hobbies can also be challenging, and may require you to travel a far distance. But these opportunities are available in abundance at independent living communities like The Fairfax. Independent living services make it easy for you to do all of those things you love, without having to venture too far. 

The Fairfax makes it easy for you to choose from different activities and presents it right to you. You don’t have to travel, we’ll arrange everything. All you have to do is choose – which can be tough with the vast offerings available.

A sense of community.

It’s not unlikely for aging to turn into isolation as traveling to spend time with others becomes more of a burden. A senior living community allows people to join a group of others to spend time with, laugh with, and share in beautiful life experiences.

In addition, socializing with others keeps your mind sharp. While you’re speaking, listening, and expressing yourself, you’re performing mental tasks and exercising your brain. Participating in activities and engaging in conversations with others can help you lead a happier life than if you remained in your home. 

Additional benefits of socialization for seniors includes:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased fitness 
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Less anxiety
  • Greater self esteem


A healthy body.

You may be in top notch shape currently, but your health needs may be greater as you age. With independent living, there are health care services on site whenever you need them. Professional staff and nurses are nearby to assist with any aches, pains, or ailments you may have.

Leave housework behind.

The burdens of owning a home can start to consume all of your energy when you’d rather use it elsewhere. And when you add up all the time you’re spending cleaning and organizing, tending to appliances, and working on landscape, it may seem that you’re dedicating a good portion of your day to your home. 

Instead, spend time with your friends and family, or focusing on your favorite hobbies. At a senior living community, most of this basic housework will be taken care of. Enjoy luxury living without the additional stresses of keeping a home.

Seize the moment.

First Community Village has continuously provided a premier independent living program since 1963. Upper Arlington, Ohio serves as the setting for senior independent living, offers its residents more freedom, eliminates the burdens of home ownership and allows more time to enjoy what’s most important. The suburban Columbus location allows for benefits you expect of a major American city, while avoiding the inconveniences of city life. 

When it opens in summer 2021, The Fairfax expansion will feature 70 contemporary apartment homes in the English Country Manor style along with all the amenities of First Community Village. A close community both in terms of its welcoming culture and its proximity to the civic attractions of Upper Arlington, The Fairfax offers what is truly the first and only living opportunity of its kind in Columbus.

While many of our 70 apartment homes are already reserved at The Fairfax, there are still choice floor plans and views available. Reserving now, and with no obligation, ensures you the lowest rates and many other unique benefits that won’t be available to those who wait.

Please call or visit today so we can address any questions you may have or schedule a time to share with you our floor plans and scale model.

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Senior Living Amenities Worth Moving For

Moving to a new place can seem scary, intimidating, and most of all it might not meet your expectations. But at the new expansion of First Community Village, The Fairfax, the amenities and services available will not only meet those set standards you are accustomed to, but will also surpass them. 

Senior independent living is an opportunity to live the carefree lifestyle you desire with everything you need within reach. You won’t have to deal with the stresses of home maintenance and housekeeping, and you won’t have to sacrifice your privacy. And possibly best of all, you won’t have to sacrifice the things that make a house a home to you.

The long list of amenities available at The Fairfax provides you with a great quality of life, one that you don’t have to worry about maintaining yourself. And it’s all set in the welcoming, peaceful Columbus, Ohio. The suburban location offers all the benefits of living in a city, without the inconveniences that sometimes come along with it. 

Live your life carefree with all you need for a healthy senior lifestyle right within reach, plus customizable options available throughout.


The beautiful floor plans available at The Fairfax will put you in the lap of luxury, with their contemporary and open layouts that feature up to 2,300 square feet and nine-foot-high ceilings.

Your master suite will include a bathroom that holds a double-sink vanity, while walk-in closets provide a place for all of your possessions. Cook your favorite meals in your gourmet kitchen, by the glow of a fireplace in the great room–available in select floor plans. Gaze through large windows onto the expansive lush setting, professionally designed and maintained. 

And since you know what you want to make you feel the most comfortable and at-home, you have the opportunity to customize many different parts of your floor plan. So not only are you reaping the benefits in a modern, sophisticated home, you’re designing how they’re set up to work best for you. 


When you’re ready to take a break from your state-of-the-art kitchen, you can scope out some of the delicious dining options. Enjoy chef-prepared meals and the all-encompassing menu that always offers variety. The grab-and-go bistro is also packed with fresh and healthy options when you want a meal on the run. 

Active Lifestyle

You know how important having an active lifestyle is as you get older–so does The Fairfax. In fact, it can be difficult to live this type of lifestyle while remaining in your own home. Many find it challenging to determine where to begin or what to do for exercise. 

Physical activity won’t feel like exercise at The Fairfax because the wellness programs available are a fun and easy way to stay in shape. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to staying in shape–it’s all about what helps you feel your best. That’s why we provide many different options, from an indoor pool with aquatic programs, to walking and biking trails that extend off-campus. There’s something for everyone at our fitness center, and when you’re done with your work out, you’ll enjoy winding down in the spa. 

Senior Health Care

The Fairfax’s healthcare for seniors provides the promise of continuity of care as long as residents need it. From senior rehab solutions, to memory care–residents’ health will be prioritized first and foremost by a staff of trained, compassionate professionals. 

The Fairfax healthcare offerings include:

And when all that’s offered on-site isn’t enough, Columbus and Upper Arlington will serve as the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled day or night. Some highlights include upscale shopping and dining, The Ohio State University, walking paths by the Scioto River, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and many more attractions. 

Many of our 70 apartment homes are already reserved at The Fairfax, but there are still choice floor plans and views available. You have the chance to reserve now with no obligation to lock in the lowest rate and many other unique benefits.

Visit our website for more information or call us at 877-364-2570.

Live Happy and Well in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

If you or a loved one are looking for retirement living options in your area, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community, is likely the best option. At a CCRC, you can enjoy an active lifestyle, have all your healthcare needs met, and maintain a high level of personal wellbeing.

In this post, we’ll discuss what makes CCRC senior living models superior:

  • They feature a different setup from traditional communities.
  • They help seniors get the most value possible out of their senior living community.
  • They provide premium care services for their residents, delivering peace of mind and affordability in a carefree senior living environment.
  • They offer seniors the chance to move into vibrant communities with like-minded, active seniors.

Why CCRCs are Different

As we’ll discuss later, there are many ways that CCRCs (a.k.a. Life Plan Communities) deliver value for their residents. In general, Life Plan Communities provide optimal living conditions for seniors—so much so that they can live happier and healthier lives because of it.

The primary way that these communities differ from other senior living communities is that CCRCs account for all the lifestyle and health needs of their residents. They offer a host of services and amenities for residents to enjoy, and they provide lifelong healthcare and assisted living options so that residents never have to relocate to another community if their healthcare needs increase.

The continuity of living in a CCRC gives seniors a sense of security and belonging. If you move to a CCRC such as The Fairfax at First Community Village in Upper Arlington, you’ll do so knowing that you’ll be able to spend the entirety of your retirement there, in the presence of friends.

Happiness, Health, and Value

Numerous medical studies have shown that seniors who remain active—physically, mentally, and socially—live longer, enjoy better overall health, retain their independence, and face lower rates of depression and loneliness than seniors who live sedentary, isolated lifestyles.

Because CCRC communities promote physical, mental, and social activity among their residents, these communities actually make a tangible difference in improving and prolonging their residents’ lives.

How does this happen? Using First Community Village as an example, we can see how residents enjoy independent living (in homes of their choosing) while also knowing that, should they need other types of care, the community has their needs covered.

The residents also have access to premium amenities and services such as a state-of-the-art therapy gym, a variety of clubs and activities, a wellness clinic, a full-service salon, a library, an indoor pool, private rehabilitation suites, and qualified on-site medical staff. These amenities and services encourage the kind of active senior lifestyle that yields better health and happiness outcomes.

A Continuum of Care

CCRCs, by definition, are designed to cover the full continuum of care that seniors may need as they age. At The Fairfax at First Community Village, this continuum includes independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, memory care, and skilled nursing services.

Different Life Plan Communities have different fee models; at First Community Village near Columbus, OH, residents benefit from a fee-for-service model that enables them to pay only for the care services they need, and none of the services they don’t use.

By making the costs of care predictable up front, and by locating all the care services seniors may need in one place, CCRCs make it so their residents no longer need to worry about how they’ll receive care if their health needs increase.

Community Spirit

When the new expansion called The Fairfax officially opens in summer 2021, it will join already bustling First Community Village, which has provided a premier lifestyle for seniors in the Columbus area since 1963.

At First Community Village, residents quickly come to discover a group of engaging, cultured, and social individuals who share a love for exploration, growth, and friendship. The amenities, services, care, and lavish lifestyle at First Community Village will become even more top-class once The Fairfax officially opens—and the community spirit of the Village’s residents will be stronger than ever.

As mentioned before, this sense of community togetherness isn’t merely a nice thing that doesn’t matter all that much—it’s a critical component for meeting seniors’ social needs. Living in a tight-knit community helps seniors thrive during their retirement years and equips them with carefree living.

Discover The Fairfax

As the next generation of retirement living on the campus of First Community Village, the expansion called The Fairfax will feature 70 brand-new residences and all of the benefits that today’s seniors deserve. From spacious, modern homes to superior amenities, premium services, expert medical care, and flexible care options, The Fairfax will be a part of one of Ohio’s top senior living communities—right off the bat.

To learn more about CCRCs in general or The Fairfax specifically, visit The Fairfax and First Community Village websites.

The Next Generation of Senior Living

You’ve reached the point in your life where you’re ready to downsize and focus more on the things that matter most to you. It’s time to focus on doing things that make you happy and spending time with loved ones. As you begin to explore what this means to you, consider how a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) could serve as the setting for the rest of your life.

Senior living has changed over the years and there are many diverse options to choose from. The best option can be found in a CCRC model, which with all its modern-day and life-enriching features, will leave you ready and excited to start the next phase of your life. A CCRC allows you the freedom to live the life you want to live while having all the resources you need to live right at your fingertips. 

If you’re looking for an active senior living community, read on to find out more about the options available to you. 


Location is one of the top priorities for many people choosing a senior living community.  Ideally, you want to be near the people and places you love. The best senior living communities are located in a quiet, relaxing, serene area that isn’t too far from more exciting activities. This makes for the best of both worlds. If you’re interested in visiting places outside the community, make sure to take a trip to the area to decide if it’s one you enjoy spending time in. 

The Fairfax, a modern expansion of First Community Village, is located in Columbus, Ohio. The buildings themselves are modeled after the English Country Manor architectural style. From the buildings you’ll see sweeping views of the lush, green campus. It’s home to many outdoor areas to relax, mingle and enjoy. The neighborhood is friendly and just a short distance away from walking and biking trails.

And when you get the itch for adventure, Upper Arlington is nearby for upscale dining and shopping. Or, head into downtown Columbus for a day at the zoo or aquarium, spend time at The Ohio State University or take in the Scioto River.

Floor Plan Layouts

Senior living communities typically come with many different floor plan layouts for you to choose from. They understand that people are choosing to move into the communities for many different reasons so having a variety of floor plans is crucial. 

Some are small, single bedroom layouts, while others are larger with big kitchens and sprawling living rooms. Consider the non-negotiables in terms of amenities to determine what you’re looking for in a living space. This will help you get an idea of what you want, and will also allow you to narrow down places. When trying to determine what you want most out of a living space, consider if you’d like it to be more of a private area, or if you expect to be entertaining family and friends.

Although units are beginning to fill at The Fairfax, you can choose from several different contemporary, open floor plans that include nine-foot ceilings, large windows with expansive views, and an oversized deck or patio for spacious living. Cook dream meals in a state of the art, gourmet kitchen. Enjoy easy bathroom living with dual sinks, and walk-in closets. Some layouts even include a fireplace and a separate laundry room. These senior living amenities are all maintenance-free, relieving you of responsibility so you can dedicate your time to what’s most important to you.

Health Care Options

Whether your main reason for looking into senior living communities was due to medical circumstances or not, having an onsite team of medical professionals is always beneficial. A major advantage of living in one of the best senior living communities is having constant access to health care and multiple levels of care. When the need arises, any additional care or increased level of care that is needed can be provided in a CCRC model, making health care easy and accessible. As a resident, you’ll be able to receive care as soon as you need it. 

Senior Living Community

Modern senior living comes with a strong sense of community and various activities you can participate in. Activity calendars will allow you to quickly become part of the community, make long-lasting friends, and explore new hobbies. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover new and exciting pastimes you may not have been exposed to before.

At The Fairfax, you’ll find no shortage of social, cultural and wellness events to keep your mind and body active. Enjoy the indoor pool with aquatic programming, or catch up with neighbors in one of the welcoming social spaces.

Schedule a Tour

A great way to decide if senior living is right for you is to schedule a tour of all the amenities, services offered, and the campus grounds. While The Fairfax is still in development, you’ll be able to get a feel for the community, atmosphere and senior enrichment, while also seeing which boxes it checks off on your list.  We encourage you to make a list of questions you want answered before you go, and bring a family member or friend to get their opinion as well. 

Take a tour of the current community call First Community Village and learn more about its future expansion, The Fairfax. You can find out if you can see yourself being a part of this community.     


Inquire about available homes or schedule a visit by calling 877-364-2570 or visiting Your future at The Fairfax awaits!

Experience Freedom with Lock and Leave Senior Living

Retirement living means more freedom—freedom to do things you’ve never done before, freedom to travel, freedom to spend your time on hobbies you enjoy and with people you love. If you’re a homeowner, though, that freedom can be restricted. The regular home maintenance restrictions like daily chores, can make it hard to leave your house for long—and home security concerns can be unsettling. Finding help and time to deal with those larger more burdensome projects like roof repair, appliance malfunctions, and leaks or painting upkeep can make home ownership seem overwhelming.

That’s why many retirees looking for carefree senior living choose to reside in a lock and leave senior living community like The Fairfax at First Community Village. With lock and leave, you can enjoy your life and leave your home without having to worry about everyday responsibilities or maintenance.

There are numerous advantages to modern senior living communities that offer a flexible, lock and leave lifestyle. In this post, we’ll discuss how this can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Freedom to travel
  • Security and peace of mind
  • Low-maintenance home care
  • Community support
  • Amenities and services

Freedom to Travel

As you can tell from the name, lock and leave means that you can leave your home for days, weeks, or even months at a time without thinking twice about what you’ll find when you come back. Obviously, this is a huge benefit when it comes to traveling, as locking your door and leaving to explore the world is much more enjoyable without the hassles of home ownership.

If you envision a retirement of jet-setting adventure—or even simply more trips to see family and friends—lock and leave senior living in a community like The Fairfax is ideal for indulging your traveling spirit.

Security and Peace of Mind

Another tremendous advantage of carefree senior living communities is the security they offer. The Fairfax at First Community Village, for example, has a private, gated entrance for enhanced security. This means that when you’re not at home, your home is still safe—so you can enjoy the kind of peace of mind that is difficult to attain when you have a home in a non-gated neighborhood.

Low-maintenance Home Care

Most retirement living includes maintenance services to ensure that you don’t have to undertake the kinds of expensive and time-consuming home repairs and tasks that cause homeowners headaches, year after year. At The Fairfax, residents enjoy maintenance-free living—a major factor to the lock and leave lifestyle.

Community Support

Senior living is even more enjoyable when neighbors come together and look out for each other, and that’s the kind of environment The Fairfax will provide.

“Living at First Community Village means carefree trips out of town as my neighbors watch my home and bring in the newspaper, my packages and even water my flowers and report on bunnies nibbling my favorite flowers.” says, Marylin Jennings, who lives in a Manor Home at First Community Village.

Amenities and Services

Additionally, modern senior living communities like The Fairfax make a carefree lifestyle possible by providing residents with services, amenities, and features, such as underground temperature controlled parking (ideal for leaving your car behind), security services, residences designed for lock and leave use, and accessible walkways and entrances (which come in handy when lugging suitcases).

The Fairfax – An Expansion of First Community Village

A carefree retirement—a retirement full of the freedom you want—truly is possible. The Fairfax is bringing 70 new apartments that create an intimate senior living setting within the larger, amenity-filled FCV community.

To learn more about the lock and leave lifestyle at The Fairfax, visit our website or call us at 877-364-2570 to explore our open home availability and schedule a visit.

Say Hello To Fairfax: An Expansion On Modern Senior Living

It’s time for a new kind of senior living community—a modern senior living community unlike anything else in the surrounding area. A stylish village with the kind of living spaces, amenities, social bonds, and location that deliver a superior standard of living.

At The Fairfax in Columbus, Ohio, you’ll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. The Fairfax, which started as a bold vision of retirement living on the campus of First Community Village in Upper Arlington, is now a reality. Opening in summer 2021, floor plans and pricing for The Fairfax’s 70 brand new residences are available now—and waiting for you.

The Fairfax will be the first and only living opportunity of its kind in Columbus. In this introductory post, we’ll explore:

  • How The Fairfax came to be
  • What features and amenities you can expect to enjoy at these soon-to-be-built homes
  • Why The Fairfax is an ideal fit for a new generation of residents
  • What sets The Fairfax apart
  • How to learn more or schedule a visit

Our Story

The Fairfax is the evolution of First Community Village, which has been a premier senior living community in Upper Arlington, Ohio, since 1963. When it came time to expand the First Community Village, a vision arose for a contemporary, new community that would offer its residents more freedom, eliminate the burdens of home ownership, and establish a culture of living life to the fullest, every day. That vision was The Fairfax.

Your Comfort Zone

Spacious residences, luxurious features, exclusive amenities—not to mention a nearby city, an abundance of activities, and a group of vibrant, cultured, highly social individuals looking to build something special together. That’s The Fairfax and First Community Village in a nutshell.

The Fairfax’s senior living features begin with the living spaces. With modern, open floor plans of up to 2,300 square feet, nine-foot ceilings, wide-windowed views, oversized balconies, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, and a whole lot moreeach home at The Fairfax is the epitome of comfort and style.

As for The Fairfax itself, the new senior housing design will feature English Country Manor architecture and a private, gated entrance. It will provide residents with a first-class senior living experience through its many amenities:

  • On-site spa
  • Fitness center
  • Underground heated parking
  • Dining center with chef-prepared meals
  • Grab-and-go bistro
  • Healthcare Center with Life Care
  • Indoor pool
  • Lush outdoor spaces 

Additionally, First Community Village’s campus offers a vibrant neighborhood setting, a full calendar of engaging activities, and naturally beautiful walking and biking trails—among other benefits. 

In the nearby area of Upper Arlington, you’ll find upscale shopping and dining, and in downtown Columbus you’ll enjoy cultural resources, the academic setting of The Ohio State University, winding paths along the Scioto River, and countless other things to do on your own or with friends and family.

Simply put, few new senior living apartments anywhere possess a blend of features, services, and amenities like those at The Fairfax.

The Next Generation of Senior Living

Most new senior living communities aren’t like this. For one thing, they aren’t tied to an existing community like First Community Village; The Fairfax’s bond with the established community provides priceless social connections, financial security, and a continuum of care for all residents’ health and wellness needs. 

Secondly, most other senior living communities don’t emphasize the enjoyment of life the way The Fairfax will, and First Community Village already does. The Fairfax is for people who want to thrive during their retirement years—if you’re someone who believes that the key word in “growing older” is “growing,” then this is the place for you.

The Fairfax Difference

It doesn’t take much to understand what sets The Fairfax apart. Take a tour of our website, and you’ll quickly realize the caliber of the features, the amenities, and the quality of life at this senior living community in Columbus. Peruse the photo gallery to see how The Fairfax’s grounds and homes will look (and perhaps even to envision yourself in them). 

While the next generation of residential retirement in Ohio won’t be here until 2021, that isn’t far away at all! In fact, many of The Fairfax’s 70 apartment homes are already reserved.

Choice floor plans and views are still available, however, and if you reserve your space today—with no obligation—you can enjoy low rates and unique benefits that those who wait will be unable to access.

Naturally, you may want to learn more about The Fairfax, and come see the site for yourself (as anyone searching for a new home should). If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them—and if you want to visit The Fairfax and First Community Village in person, we will be thrilled to have you.

To inquire about available homes or to schedule a visit, call us at 877-364-2570 or visit us at Your future at The Fairfax awaits!