About Us

Cottingham is a part of the Deaconess Communities, a non-profit organization, and we’re proud to have all the benefits that go along with it.

As a non-profit senior community, we are focused on you and not making huge profits. We’re comfortable placing all our effort on our residents and hiring a highly qualified staff. Cottingham Retirement Community offers everything under one roof for independent lifestyles, assisted living, rehabilitation, long term care and memory care. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you will not have to move when your needs change.

Cottingham Retirement Community was established in 1984.  We are non-denominational and welcome those who are 65 years and older. There is no endowment fee, only a one-time community fee.  You’ll have everything you could dream of needing and people that care about you.


 Cottingham Retirement Community is a Proud Sponsor of Steady U

Steady U Ohio is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative, supported by Ohio government and state businesses (including Cottingham), to ensure every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time.

Learn more by clicking here.

A Tradition of High Standards & Affordable Lifestyle

About us


Cottingham Retirement Community is conveniently located within minutes of several major freeways- I-275, I-75 and I-71. We are located in a thriving metropolitan area that offers many resources close by such as: shopping malls, Horseshoe Casino, Taft Theater, beautiful parks, activities and dining on the Ohio Riverfront, The Great American Ballpark-home to the Cincinnati Reds and more. You might be tempted to sneak out at night for a few laughs!

About us

Financial Planning

Cottingham rates are very affordable, you might say we are the best kept secret in town! There is a one-time minor community fee then your monthly rent. Expenses at a retirement community encompass everything you need and can possibly be less than your current home expenses once you do the math. Utilities, phone, cable TV, weekly housekeeping and weekly linen changes are included. You won’t find those perks at home! If you require financial assistance, come and talk to us. We can offer several resources that may be able to help. Please contact our retirement counselor for more information email or call us.

call Christine at 513-563-3881

About us

High Staff to Patient Ratio

Our philosophy is to provide the highest level of care and attention and we know how you love to be pampered. We offer a high staff ratio of one to five in  Elizabeth Court Memory Care, meaning one qualified staff member for every five patients, which ensures a high quality of care.  Ivy Court Long Term Care has approximately one to eight staff ratio.

About us

Honored Veteran’s

We take pride in our Veteran’s and sharing their stories. “The Avenue” is a long hallway filled with photos and memorabilia we have dedicated to remembering them. We are happy to share this video featuring Sgt. Raymond Arnett, one of our current residents.

Click to Watch Video
About us

Deficiency Free Health Survey 2015

For three consecutive years, we have achieved a deficiency free health survey in both our skilled nursing and assisted living services from the Ohio Department of Health.

For more information visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website. Click here>

2016 Assisted Living Award

Winner! 2016 Best of Senior Living Award

The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2016 Awards recognize outstanding senior living and home care providers who have received consistently high ratings from residents and their families.

Winners of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards are located all over the country and represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers in the country.

The award places winners in the top one percent of senior care providers nationwide!

For more information visit SeniorAdvisor.com, click here.

We’re here to help

About us

Christine Leppert - Retirement Counselor

Christine Leppert began her career at Cottingham in 2010 in the Business Office and has come to love our residents and family members. Christine is passionate about Cottingham’s mission and helping those who walk through our doors.  When Christine isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. If you are interested in calling Cottingham “home” or would like information on retirement living, please call Christine – she would love to talk to you!


About us

Some of our Awesome Cottingham Staff!

The staff at Cottingham are here to help answer any questions you may have.
From left to right – back row to front row:
Connie Wetzell – Social Services
Beverly Kleeb – Director of Assisted Living
Marlo Swanson – Program Director
Lynne Sennett – Director of Nursing Services
Debbie Newton – Clinical Manager
Margie Berryman – Executive Director
Mark Harris – Director of Environmental Serv.
David McVey – Housekeeping Supervisor
Christine Leppert – Retirement Counselor
Shelley Owens – Administrator
Linda Greene – Assistant D.O.N.
Melanie Walden – Payroll, A/P, EE Benefits
Lesa Day Dean – Business Office Manager
Lisa Comer-Jones – Director Memory Care
Pam Kankowski – Mkting & Operations Coord.
Janet Miller – Director Culinary Services

About us

Margie Berryman - Executive Director

Margie has been with Cottingham Retirement Community for 25 plus years.  Margie’s tenure with Cottingham began as the Director of Nursing where she became certified in Gerontology Nursing.  She has served as the Executive Director since 1994.  Margie’s nursing background has helped her understand the aging process which has enabled her to better serve our residents.  Margie is passionate in her desire to learn from our residents and to provide a caring community they can call “home”.

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Cottingham team.

To submit an application: click application next to any job posted, save the application to your computer and fill out. Once completed, then upload and submit. A resume is optional. Simply click the browse button, locate your document on your computer and click to insert. Then click submit.
If you do not have a resume or application to submit online, you may fax your application to (513-563-3717), mail or bring in your application in person. Please do not submit a resume unless you have completed the application.

License Practical Nurse (LPN) - Assisted Living

Part Time Position – 3p-11p

Job Description:

Responsible for direct care of Residents, including medicine, treatments and oversight of Resident Aide delivery

Documentation of care provided throughout a 24 hour period

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • Current LPN License in Ohio
  • Current CPR
  • Preferred 1 year experience

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow instructions and work well in a team environment
  • Work in an Assisted Living work flow
  • Self directed and work well under minimal supervision
  • Strong documentation skills; experience with Point Click Care (PCC) is a plus
  • Follow through personality with attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively with residents and other staff members
  • A team player willing to pick up shifts
  • Outgoing and friendly personality

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application

State Tested Nurse Aide's - FT and PT

FT, PT and Weekend Warriors

Various 12 hour shifts – 6:30pm to 6:30am

Responsible for direct care of residents – requires documentation of care provided throughout a 24 hour period.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • H.S Diploma/Equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • License in good standing.

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application

Dietary Servers - FT and PT

Day and evening shifts, hours vary.

  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality

If you are available at least one day a week and every other weekend,  we have an opportunity for you.

For immediate application review, print the application, complete, and email directly to Human Resources: mwalden@cottinghamrc.org.

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 16 years of age


Flexible schedules

Rotating weekends

Shifts are   7a to 3p,   8a to 4p   or   4p to 8p

Additional hours are available on the weekends.

If you are available at least one day a week and every other weekend,

we have an opportunity for you.

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace


Apply Application

LPN - Full Time

Full Time

Responsible for resident care, including medicine, treatments and oversight of STNA delivery.  Requires documentation of care provided.

  • 7a – 7p
  • 7p – 7:30a
  • Minimum 1 year experience

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application

Resident Aide

Part Time Position – 3p-11p

Job Description:

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, lead activities in the unit, encourage residents to participate and promote and maintain the physical, emotion and social well being of ALU.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum experience required

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow instructions and work well in a team environment
  • A team player willing to pick up shifts

Outgoing and friendly personality

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application

Activities Coordinator

Full time position – Monday through Friday

  • Outgoing personality
  • MDS knowledge a plus
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Activities
  • H.S Diploma/Equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application

Dining Room Supervisor

Full time position

Outgoing personality!

  • H.S Diploma/Equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years previous management experience
  • Planning & Organizational skills
  • Customer Service skills
  • Be able to follow policies and procedures
  • Comply with state regulations
  • Supervise and monitor personnel performance
  • Hiring, training, counseling, discipline, and other staffing functions

E.O.E. / Drug-Free Workplace

Apply Application


  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx.

Developed and designed by Chatterbox Multi Media