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About Ohio Living Mount Pleasant


Our History 

During the hot and humid August of 1952, a group of 78 men and 36 women - all volunteers- gathered in the rolling hills north of Cincinnati to begin building what became Ohio Living Mount Pleasant. The volunteers operated from a work campus at Mount Pleasant Church in the tiny village of Monroe, Ohio. After about two weeks, 600 meals and 4,000 hours of work, major construction on Paxton Hall was finished and the first resident cottage was under roof.

Paxton Hall was named in honor of the Reverend William Paxton of College Corner, who made the first major gift to Mount Pleasant building fund. The Reverend Dr. Ronald E. Boyer served as campaign fund director, and later became the home's first administrator from the time it opened in 1953 until his retirement in 1968.

Dr. Boyer welcomed the first residents, sisters Anne and Elizabeth Dinsmore in May 1953. The Dinsmores had traveled from Pittsburgh to occupy their new home sight unseen. Mount Pleasant was the first of the Ohio Living communities to offer individual freestanding homes and the volunteer-built cottage occupied by the Dinsmores was the very first of these. In October of that same year, dedication services were held for Paxton Hall, which provided a home for 15 residents. 


Today, Ohio Living Mount Pleasant is more than just a place to call home. 

The peaceful and comfortable campus of Ohio Living Mount Pleasant has an arboretum with over 100 species of trees for residents to enjoy. For off-campus adventures, Ohio Living Mount Pleasant is within minutes of major highways, renowned museums, quality theater and entertainment, an outlet mall, professional sporting teams and events, as well as numerous golf and recreational facilities.

Ranch Homes, Brownstone Homes and Apartment Living provide the freedom from home upkeep and maintenance so that you can live life your way. Each style of living offers a unique range of sizes, designs, features, services and amenities. Rental and refundable entrance fee options are available.

Assisted Living and Grace Center Memory Care Assisted Living offer personalized attention, a helping hand when needed and the security of having a full staff available. The Grace Center provides a safe and secure environment for individuals with early memory loss.

Rehabilitation and Long-Term Nursing Care are available for individuals who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery that required hospitalization, or for those who need 24-hour nursing care. A caring and professional staff is ready to meet your individual needs through resident-centered care. Smith Special Care offers a secure home-like environment for individuals with memory loss. 

Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted.