The Woodlands of Columbus

5380 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
(866) 886-0819

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Community Life

The Woodlands of Columbus celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together.  Intergenerational programming and family nights encourage residents to invite their loved ones to participate within the community. Our residents join with local senior center attendees for activities and take part in a number of seasonal activities including Columbus Clippers’ games, Buckeye Lake boat tours, Lynd’s Fruit Farm apple picking, picnics in the park and Christmas lights driving tours. We also offer a wide range of musical entertainment onsite. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.

Date: 11/23/2017
Location: The Woodlands


Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. During these times of world and national unrest, let us all acknowledge the good fortunes we have been blessed with—family, friends, coworkers and a caring, nurturing environment. The staff at The Woodlands expresses our heartfelt thanks to our family members for your continued support. Our residents are the backbone of our home, and we are ever so thankful that you have chosen The Woodlands!

We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings on Nov. 23 from 11:30 to 1:00. Guests are welcome; however, reservations are required. Dinner is $7; child 5-12 is $4. Happy Turkey Day!

Date: 12/10/2017

Location: The Woodlands of Columbus

Holiday Van Rides

We have two fantastic night van rides planned this month to enjoy the Holiday Lights. The first ride is on Saturday, December 2nd. We will drive to Granville and watch their annual lighting ceremony. The second van ride is Sunday, December 10th, and we will go to Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights. It is a one-of-a kind drive-thru light show and Santa House. Be sure to dress warm as we will visit Santa's house for a chance to see Santa and grab a cup of hot chocolate.

Date: 11/21/2017 to 12/31/2017
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Location: The Woodlands of Columbus - Dining Room

Columbus Metropolitan Library Visits

We are so happy to annouce the start of a new Library Service with Columbus Metropolitan Library! Starting in January and coming each month of 2017 Columbus Metro Library will be bringing 4 to 5 carts of books to us here in our home! You can come down and browse the 4 to 5 carts of books and check out any books that you desire. Return them the following month and grab a new book to read. Service will be just like going to the library except all you have to do is come down the dining room. We hope that everyone enjoys this great new service! If you have any questions please see Ashley.

November 21st - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
December 19th - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Date: 10/31/2017
Location: The Woodlands of Columbus

Rocking October Entertainment

Oct. 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Bob Piacik
Bob is our roaming guitarist- he is sure to be a good time.

Oct. 10 - 2:00 p.m.
Roger Dearwester
The one and the only ladies man! Roger's voice is one of a kind! Don't miss him.

Oct. 15- 1:30 p.m.
Out of the box
Jay Reeds karaoke group is returning to us!

Oct. 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Hymn Sing
Some of our favorite retired teachers singing well known hymns. THANK YOU to these sweet ladies who spend every Saturday a month with us. We appreciate your time and love you show to us.

Oct. 27 - 2:00 p.m.
Bill Roth
Bill travels from Cincinnati to play for us. He is always a hoot and puts on a crazy show.

Oct. 26 - 6:00 p.m.
The Diamond Brothers - featuring Johnny Pond & Frankie Diamond
Coming to rock our final Family Night of the year!

Oct. 31 - 2:00 p.m.
The Diamond Duo
This wonderful Duo is coming to play for us during our Annual Halloween Party! All of the residents will be dressed in their costumes to celebrate.

Date: 10/31/2017
Location: The Woodlands - 5380 East Broad Street

Fall Fall Fall in love with these Autumn Events

Come along as we travel to the Lynd’s Farm on Sunday, Oct. 8th, for a Hayride, Cider & Donuts and to pick pumpkins! Make sure to dress for fall, as it may be a little chilly on the Hayride! We will then carve our pumpkins on Friday, Oct. 13th, with special guest helpers! We will be displaying these pumpkins on our front porch!

Come help Bridget decorate our front porch, lobby and dining room for fall on Oct. 6th! We love the way our building looks with special holiday décor. Any assistance, you can offer will be greatly appreciated!

Join us for our annual Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 31, with entertainment from The Diamond Duo ! We will all be dressing up in spooky costumes! We are always looking for additions to our collection. If you have any costumes that you no longer need, please bring them in to Bridget. We are also accepting any volunteers to come and help us get all residents who want to participate.

Date: 10/26/2017

Location: The Woodlands - 5380 East Broad Street

October Family Night

You are cordially invited to join us on THURSDAY, OCT. 26, AT 6 P.M. HALLOWEEN BASH “The Diamond Brothers” Featuring Johnny Pond & Frankie Diamond. The Diamond Brothers are back to rock us again! They always perform an energetic, rocking show. Singing the classic rock ’n’ roll tunes with a little bit of spooky music for Halloween. This is our Halloween Monster Mash, so be sure to dress up! Costumes are encouraged, with prizes given for best costume for each age category. Reservations are required.

This is the final Family Night of 2017 so be sure to join us!

Date: 10/24/2017
Location: Activity Room - The Woodlands

Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore ...

Adult coloring books are making a splash and showing up everywhere - including The New York Times! This is one of the hottest trends right now and we are obsessed with it too! Many adult coloring artists say that it helps boost their confidence, calm nerves, ease stress and help soothe grief! If you are interested in trying this out please stop by the activity room at one of the many times during the month we are offering this class! We promise you will be hooked as well!

October 3rd - 3:00 p.m.
October 24th - 2:30 p.m.


Posted On: 09/12/2017 - 12:30pm

The Wounded Warrior Fundraiser

As you all know we have been raising funds for The Wounded Warrior Project from July to September. We have been selling candy bars, taking donations at Family Night and participating in Jeans on Friday all in good fun to raise money for this fantastic cause. We are so proud to say that we have raised over $600 to be donated! We thank each and every one of you no matter how big or small the contribution - you helped make a difference in a Veterans life! We appreciate your support as we try and give back to the community.

Posted On: 02/28/2017 - 3:00pm

Baking for the homeless

We are happy to announce our participation in a new community volunteer service with Mifflin Presbyterian Church. They will come on the 3rd Monday of every month to bake items with our residents and these items will then be donated to the homeless shelter. This is a great way to do some baking and be involved in a wonderful service in assisting our community who are in need. Thank you Mifflin Presbyterian Church for allowing us to be a part of this great service!

Posted On: 02/28/2017 - 2:45pm


We are extremely proud of the results from our recent annual State survey as "Deficiency-Free". This basically means that we have fulfilled all of the state regulations in the hiring and training process, resident admission, resident care and state fire requirements. This is a significant accomplishment! We take great pride in providing excellent care, service and a one-of-a-kind lifestyle here at The Woodlands and are so happy to see it reflected in our annual survey. Just another reason why The Woodlands is a wonderful place to call home.

Posted On: 02/28/2017 - 2:30pm

Special Thank You To ...

Kroger's on East Broad Street in Blacklick! We are extending a special THANK YOU to them again this year as they filled our home with over 300 Valentine's Day balloons. Every year they accept and encourage donations from all their patrons to donate the Valentine Mylar Balloons during the season of love. Our lobby, dining room and hallways were filled to the brim. Crystal, the floral manager plays a special part in making this happen each year - so a special thank you to her!