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: 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.

Date: 10/24/2017 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.

September 26th - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
October 24th - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
November 21st - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
December 19th - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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: 10/31/2017
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: 10/31/2017
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: 08/31/2017

Location: The Woodlands of Columbus

August Family Night

You are cordially invited to join us for AUGUST FAMILY NIGHT BUCKEYE BASH on 6:00 P.M. With Special Entertainment provided by “Nightfall”. Nightfall is central Ohio's breakout cover band, playing all your favorite hits from the 70's onward in a genre we like to call "Classic Rock...and then some". This is their first time coming to The Woodlands and we can wait to have them!

Join us for this special family night “Fundraiser ” benefiting “WOUNDED WARRIORS ”. We would like to respectfully request a $1.00 donation per attendee. All monies raised will benefit Wounded Warriors. Please note this important addition to family night. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, the Wounded Warriors Project is the hand extended to courage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. We will also be selling Anthony Thomas Candy Bars at the receptionist desk for the month of July & August to help raise additional funds for The Wounded Warriors.

Please RSVP by calling 614-755-7591.

Date: 08/28/2017

Location: The Woodlands of Columbus 5380 East Broad Street

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers is a specialized fitness class tailored to Baby Boomers and Seniors. You can have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. The use of Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are used during the class. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support if you need the added support. So no matter what your limits - you can join in as it can be modified for you!

We offer FREE Silver Sneaker classes every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - instructed by Kathy Bowman and encourage all residents, family members and community members to join us for this class. Please let us know if you would like to come join us for this fitness class!

Date: 08/23/2017
Location: Blacklick Metro Park - American Legion

Summer Fun

Join us for some upcoming summer fun! We will be venturing out to another Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, August 23rd, at Blacklick Metro Park. Our second summer fun activity is a fishing trip to the American Legion on Wednesday, August 16th! As always we will be enjoying lunch while we are at both of these outings. We hope you can join us for some final fun in the sun before fall is upon us.

Date: 07/26/2017

Location: Smith's Farm - Winchester Pike Road

Farm Market

Do you recall the days of looking forward to visiting the local farm market where you could get fresh vine ripened tomatoes? We will be visiting Smith's Farm Market located on Winchester Pike on Wednesday, July 26th. Please sign up with the receptionist to join this outing. The bus will leave promptly at 1:00 p.m. Smith's is a great local farm market offering fresh produce, and their homemade pies are divine. Be sure to try the Banana Cream Pie! They also sell deli items. This is sure to be a good time down on the farm!

Date: 07/18/2017
Location: The Woodlands Parking Lot

The Ice Cream Truck is Coming!

Through the generosity of Gem City Health and Home Care we will be treated to a visit from the Ice Cream Truck to "Beat The Dog Days of Summer." Kooky's Cookies Food & Ice Cream Truck will be in our parking lot on Tuesday, July 18th, and again on August 15th! This is a special treat that all can enjoy! Who didn't love running out to the sound of the Ice Cream truck!? Let's take a little stroll down memory lane and enjoy this sweet treat.


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!

Posted On: 12/13/2016 - 1:30pm


Thank you all so much for participating in our Toy Drive to help raise money and toys for the TOYS FOR TOTS program! We were able to STUFF two full boxes of toys along with over $215 in cash donations. We appreciate your help and want you to know that you've helped make a difference to a lot of boys and girls who may not have otherwise been able to get anything for Christmas. We hope all of your good deeds in assisting us will lead to much prosperity in the new year!