Spiritual Life

Our mission recognizes the meaningful relationship between physical, mental and spiritual well-being. These components of our mission are links in a chain of caring, each dependent on the other in order to provide for the whole person.

We believe that Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) communities are special places to live, neighborhoods of caring friends and family. Like any vibrant neighborhood, each OPRS community looks toward its spiritual center to provide fellowship during times of celebration and support during times of challenge. This is spirituality at work, enhancing the blessings of everyday life and providing loving stability during life’s transitions.

However, each of us is at a different place on our unique spiritual journeys. Our supportive environments provide the freedom to express individual spiritual beliefs; to grow in personal faith; to be a part of a home congregation; or to abstain from spiritual opportunities altogether. This freedom is accompanied by respect for each individual and his or her spiritual choices.

Our eight full-time chaplains - a unique feature of OPRS communities - bring an ecumenical perspective to campus spiritual programming as well as sensitivity to the ways that we can nurture the continuing spiritual development of older adults.

We encourage residents to maintain their involvement with their own congregations and religious leaders, and so on a regular basis we invite those clergy to lead worship services on campus. We also invite residents’ congregations into partnerships with us in providing for the diversity of spiritual expression enjoyed by residents and staff.

As an organization, we affirm both our historic relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our commitment to welcome all faiths. OPRS is ecumenical; our communities and programs are open to persons of all faiths and are based on a spirit of inclusiveness.