About Us

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.

Coingham 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.

You will enjoy the abundance of activities, the countless socials, and the endless supply of friends!


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!

Financial Planning

Cottingham rates are very affordable; you might say we are the best kept secret in town! There is a one-time community fee then your monthly rent. We do offer additional services in Independent Living as well as Assisted Living that are clearly listed if you want or need these services. The services offered at Cottingham could actually be less than it cost to stay in your home. Please contact our Marketing Director for more information at 513-563-3600. We will gladly tell you about our community, and if this is not what you are looking for we will guide you in the right direction.

Honored Veterans

We take pride in our Veterans 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 beloved residents.


Five-Star Quality Rated CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Cottingham Leadership Team

Back Row (Left to Right): Shelley Owens: Executive Director  |  Shelaugh O’Bryan: Marketing Director/Admissions  |  Christine Bush: Director of Business Services / HR  |  Justin Shawver: Director of Therapy  |  Lynne Sennett: Director of Nursing  |  Debbie Newton: MDS Coordinator  |  Mark Harris: Director of Environmental Services  |  Connie Wetzell: Social Worke  |  Janet Miller: Director of Dietary Services

Front Row (Left to Right): Pam Kankowski: Marketing & Operations Coord.  |  Darla O’Callaghan: Ass’t Director of Nursing  |  Lisa Cromer-Jones: Director of Assisted Living  |  Kristen Franke: Director of Activities

Shelaugh O'Bryan

Retirement Advisor

Shelaugh is excited to join the Cottingham Family! She was born and raised in Cincinnati, the youngest of nine children. Shelaugh and her husband, and their two children have lived in the Sharonville community for the past 17 years. She has previous experience in another retirement community and loves to interact with the residents and their families. If you need help making the decision to move to a retirement community, or you are interested in making Cottingham your home, Shelaugh would be happy to speak to you about the benefits of Cottingham. You can contact Shelaugh at 513-563-3881 or email her at sobryan@cottinghamrc.org

Shelley Owens

Executive Director

Shelley grew up in Sharonville and attended Princeton High School.  She went to Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  She received her Administrator’s license in 1992.   Shelley has worked as Administrator of Mason Health Care Center in Mason (our sister community) and the Administrator of Ivy Court at Cottingham.  Shelley welcomes, enjoys, and learns from the opportunity to serve our residents.  She understands the needs of the residents and strives to make Cottingham feel like home.

Shelley lives in Mason and has a cat named Daisy. She loves to read, cook and bake.  Upscale craft shows is a favorite past time!  Shelley recently started walking in 5k’s and has completed two with another one coming up!

“Our Mission Is Taking Care Of You”