Independent Living in Tiffin, OH

A wonderful place to call home

Our independent living community at St. Francis Senior Ministries offers the opportunity for a uniquely balanced retirement. Experience a vibrant, yet tranquil, atmosphere where you can remain active, pursue your passions, nurture your faith, and build meaningful connections.

Our faith-based retirement community also offers a maintenance-free lifestyle that gives you freedom and flexibility to spend each day as you choose. Let us keep up with the hassles of mowing the lawn and cleaning the gutters, while you do whatever makes you happy.

From purposeful volunteer opportunities to engaging social gatherings, there are many activities and events for you to enjoy. You’ll also have access to programs and services of the entire St. Francis Community, including Sisters of St. Francis, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and St. Francis Spirituality Center.

And while you’re busy maintaining an active lifestyle, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing you’re protected by a full continuum of on-site care, if you ever need it.

Contact our team and learn more about independent living at St. Francis Senior Ministries by filling out the form on this page.

Hear Why Residents Love Living at St. Francis Senior Ministries

“A good place to be and the best place to be as one ages.” – Bob F.

“I loved all the staff members. The nurses, aids, doctor, housekeeping team and dining staff. Everyone is kind and funny.” – Linda D.

“Wonderful people, couldn’t ask for a better staff.” – Misty C.


At St. Francis Senior Ministries, we understand the importance of providing you with a comfortable, convenient living experience. That’s why we offer a range of services designed to meet your needs.

Interior and exterior maintenance

On campus occupational, physical and speech therapies

Pastoral care and other spiritual care services

Interdenominational worship services and weekly Mass

On campus communion services offered

Priority access to higher levels of care, if needed

Community Amenities

We offer a variety of engaging amenities to enrich your retirement, deepen your faith, and help you connect with the wonderful people in our community and the surrounding area.

Resident-led committees and connection groups

Campus fundraisers and vibrant social gatherings

Group exercise classes

Educational sessions

Abundant volunteer opportunities

Multigenerational activities

Holiday events and celebrations

Planned outings year-round

Beautiful grounds for walking, bicycling and birdwatching

Garden plots available

Community gift shop

Floor plans for every lifestyle and budget

St. Francis Senior Ministries offers several independent living floor plans to fit any budget. Whether you’re looking for a spacious villa with room to maintain your hobbies or seeking something smaller to simplify your lifestyle, there’s a home for you at St. Francis Senior Ministries.

Independent Living Villas

St. Francis Villas and Friedman Village Villas feature maintenance-free villa-style homes that are between 1,400 and 1,800 square feet.

The St. Francis Villas campus offers carefree living in a peaceful, rural setting on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, while the Friedman Village Villas campus is tucked among landscaped lawns on the other side of our community.

Each independent villa includes:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two full bathrooms
  • Open living areas
  • Full kitchen
  • One- or two-vehicle garage
  • Patio or all-season room

All homes in St. Francis Villas and some in Friedman Village Villas feature a third room, which many residents like to use as a den or guest bedroom.

Independent Living Apartments

Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments offer our most affordable independent living option. One- and two-bedroom floor plans range from 650 to 997 square feet.

Each apartment includes:

  • Individually controlled heating and air
  • Walk-in closet
  • Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Full bathroom with step-in shower
  • Emergency health call system

Building amenities include:

  • Inviting resident lounge and dining area
  • Large auditorium for events and family gatherings
  • Chapel
  • Exercise room
  • Library
  • Extra storage spaces
  • Laundry room
  • Guest room for overnight guests for a minimal fee
  • Secured access to all entrances
  • Available garage spaces for a small fee

Our independent living apartments are nestled between St. Francis Villas and St. Francis Home.

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