Apartments for the Well Elderly

(1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments)
Elderlife Office: 1209 Washington Street
Genoa, Ohio 43430
Elderlife Office Phone: 419*855*7095
Elderlife Office Email: Elderlife1984@gmail.com

A Brief History of Elderlife

On July 3, 1980, Alta T. Moyer, a sister to Edna G. Turner, a member of St. John’s United Church passed away.  Mrs. Moyer’s Last Will and Testament named St. John’s United Church of Christ, Genoa, Ohio, as the beneficiary of her estate at the time of her sister’s death.  Miss Turner notified the church she planned to give the monies to the church immediately so that plans could be made to carry out Mrs. Moyer’s wishes.

These wishes were, namely: “to construct a home for the aged and infirmed, or the care of them, in memory of our mother,
Sena Magdalene Turner.”  The church accepted the bequest and appointed a steering committee to begin plans to create a Christian community for the well-elderly. 

On August 14, 1982, St. John’s received $588,020 from the Moyer estate.  St. John’s Church purchased 19+ acres, adjoining the present church property, from the Eldo Bergman family. 

A Mission Statement was approved, with the goals of providing an environment to keep our elderly independent at a reasonable monthly rental, and to serve each resident in an ongoing Christian community.  The community was called Elderlife.

As part of the 25th anniversary of St. John’s UCC worship in our beautiful Sanctuary and Chapel (September, 1986), the Elderlife Apartments were dedicated, followed by an open house for the community.  Occupancy of the apartments began in 1987. 
In July, 1990 a second building apartment complex opened; a third building apartment complex opened January 1998.

The growth of Elderlife is evidence that St. John’s UCC is meeting a need in our community. 

This information was from an article written by Paul E. Deppen, Pastor Emeritus, St. John’s United Church of Christ and published in the Resident Handbook.