Refresh Your Soul 2019: ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services), TriHealth, Alzheimers Association of Greater Cincinnati, and Xavier University present Kathryn Spink, official biographer of Mother Teresa ~ Cintas Center Monday March 18, 2019 ~ MEDIA PASSES and INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

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Press Release (Word) from Dec. 2018: 17 Years A Saint The Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019

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17 Years With a Saint:

Mother Teresa biographer Kathryn Spink to anchor Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019
at Cintas Center, ‘Living Well With Purpose

The Lesson of Mother Teresa: ‘Do Small Things, With Great Love.’

ERS partners: Title Sponsor TriHealth, Presenting Sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association — Greater Cincinnati Chapter, and in partnership with Xavier University.

TriHealth Title Sponsor Refresh Your Soul from Parish Health Ministry ERS

TriHealth is the Title Sponsor of Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019

All proceeds of Refresh Your Soul benefit Parish Health Ministry, ecumenical outreach of ERS.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ March 18, 2019] The initial requests by Kathryn Spink to Mother Teresa, ‘Saint of Calcutta,’ were never ignored.

They just weren’t the type of response the British writer/biographer was looking for.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

She told me, ‘Nothing more about me, thank you, but if you would like to help, we certainly can put you to work,’ ” recalled Spink, speaking to Cincinnati today to anchor the 2019 Refresh Your Soul Conference as keynote speaker.

So I went to work, in hospitals, clinics, and soup kitchens, all over the world. It was the beginning of my 17 wonderful years with The Saint of Calcutta,” recalls Spink.

And I never stopped asking to write about her. One day, about a year before she died, she asked me if I was still interested. She agreed to pray on it. And, eventually, she said yes.” Parish Health Ministry of ERS presents Refresh Your Soul Conference

That writer’s persistence resulted in the 2011 book, “Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography.”

Ms. Spink released an updated and revised version earlier last year, containing personal insights into the beatification process of Mother Teresa, and the ongoing service of the Missionaries of Charity.

Ms. Spink is the keynote speaker for today’s Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019, themed “Living Well with Purpose.”

The annual, all-day event is being held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center and also features speakers Rabbi Abie Ingber, Leah Sarris, RD, LDN, and Kay Frances.

The Refresh Your Soul Conference is the brainchild of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), the Cincinnati-based pioneer in older adult lifestyles, with almost 30 premier and affordable-living communities such as Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park and Knowlton Place in Northside.

Parish Health Ministry: primary benefactor of Refresh Your Soul

The Refresh Your Soul Conference is the primary economic engine to fund Parish Health Ministry, the non-denominational, ecumenical/community outreach of ERS (www.EpiscopalRetirement.com) that serves 75 churches, faith-based organizations throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Ms. Spink was chosen as keynote speaker as a reflection of the ERS ethos to provide a continuum of care for its residents within the ERS network of nearly 30 senior living communities.

Her message speaks to the core of the ERS mission, to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers from all faiths,” says ERS President and CEO Laura Lamb.

Kathryn was blessed to spend 17 years with a Saint. We are thrilled to have Kathryn enlighten us with the wisdom gained from her time with Mother Teresa,” says Lamb.

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her devotion to the poor, sick, and the needy, and created the Missionaries of Charity.

Pope John Paul II declared her to be Blessed, beatifying her in 2003. Her real name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, born in Albania.

By tracing the life and work of Mother Teresa, we will explore what made her care of the poor, the sick and the dying, so exceptional,” said Ms. Spink.

At Refresh Your Soul, you will learn how her belief in ‘doing small things with great love’ can be a transforming principle that gives more meaning and purpose to your own life.”

Meet The Other Speakers, VIP Luncheons

Rabbi Abie Ingber is the founder and former executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University.

 

 

Rabbi Ingber’s talk, “The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose,” relates valuable lessons from his parents, who survived the Holocaust.

Nutritionist Leah Sarris RD, LDN is the director of operations and executive chef for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine in New Orleans and a culinary expert. Sarris has developed a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program that combines culinary arts, science, nutrition, and medicine.

Kay Frances is a motivational humorist, author and family caregiver.

In her talk, “Aging with Zest and Vigor,” Ms. Frances will share practical ways to cope with stress, maintain an optimistic spirit, and take care of your own health.

Three additional VIP luncheons will be offered by Ms. Spinks, Rabbi Ingber, and Ms. Frances.

Refresh Your Soul 2019 starts with registration, exhibitors and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and, though the listed conclusion is 3:15 p.m., the conference never really stops.

The event was created to inspire caregivers, health ministry volunteers, and health care professionals with renewed energy and encouragement for their work, and to equip them with the skills to build confidence and provide high-quality care.

“If there is a signature event at ERS, this would be our Super Bowl,” says Lamb.

Refresh Your Soul is a showcase of the ERS mission, with engaging, entertaining speakers every year. The conference is designed to enlighten family and professional caregivers, and health-care experts serving older adults, and providing a reason for everyone to get inspired.”

Continuing Education contact hour credits are available for interested nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers.

ABOUT ERS: Since 1951, ERS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults from all faiths through innovative, quality living environments, and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals. ERS owns or manages 30 senior living communities: three premier premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park, Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, Ky., and 26 affordable living communities for limited-income seniors. ERS also operates in-home and community-based services such as Living Well Senior Solutions, which provides guidance and support to elders and their families on issues related to aging; Deupree Meals On Wheels, which delivers more than 140,000 meals annually, and provides counsel and support to 75 partners including churches and low-income senior housing communities through advocacy, education and wellness programs (Parish Health Ministry).

Contact:

Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Vice President of PR and Marketing, ERS

(513) 979-2243 – breynolds (at) erslife (dot) org

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ERS + Scheper Ridge: Honoring One of Its Own

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Scheper Ridge foto by Andy Hemmer PR

Press Release PDF: ERS to build Scheper Ridge new Affordable LIving for Seniors Retirement Community Press Contact Andy Hemmer PR

ERS + Scheper Ridge:

Honoring One Of Its Own

Episcopal Retirement Services to build new $9.1M Affordable Living for Seniors by ERS retirement community in Florence, named after longtime CFO Paul Scheper.

Scheper Ridge in Business Courier PR by Andy Hemmer

Scheper Ridge marks the first ERS community in Northern Kentucky, 30th for the company.

Construction to begin in early 2020 for 48 single- and two-bedroom suites off U.S. 42.

Suburban, wooded site straddles booming Boone County region near Union.

Named after recently retired ERS exec Paul Scheper, longtime CFO who was essential to ERS growth.

[FLORENCE, Kentucky ~ March 8, 2019] Milestones abound as regional powerhouse ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) unveils plans for Scheper Ridge, a new, $9.1 million Affordable Living by ERS community in the heart of Florence, offering 48 new homes for low-income seniors.

ERS is proud to announce our 30th retirement community, and to welcome Scheper Ridge as an official member of the ERS family,” said ERS President and CEO Laura Lamb.

And what an opportunity to further the mission of ERS, than through the legacy of Paul Scheper, whose skills, intelligence and experience have helped guide ERS for almost four decades along this incredible journey.”

Paul Scheper is a beloved and recently retired ERS executive who devoted 36 years to ERS, its seniors and the families served by ERS.

Scheper was an instrumental and inspired leader, essential to the recent growth and expansion of ERS, which has blossomed from a single Cincinnati-area retirement community to a regional network.

ERS is now comprised of 27 Affordable Living for Seniors by ERS communities and three premium retirement communities such as Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community in Hyde Park (Cincinnati) and Episcopal Church Home (Louisville).

By the numbers, Scheper Ridge represents a momentous occasion for ERS, active throughout Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana:

  • the third new ERS community in Kentucky, and the first in Northern Kentucky;
  • the 27th #AffordableLiving for Seniors (ALS) community by ERS;
  • the first ALS community by ERS since Mr. Scheper retired last year.

Scheper Ridge will be developed by a partnership between ALS by ERS and The Model Group. The architect is ATA-Beilharz. The community is designed for 29 single-bedroom homes and 19 two-bedroom suites.

At Scheper Ridge, ERS is accompanied by many of its traditional partners and professional colleagues, such as Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH), the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), Kentucky Housing Corp., Huntington Bank, and The Model Group.

Scheper Ridge is being financed by $748,800 in 2019 LIHTC tax credits from the New Supply Urban Pool, which will result in annual allocations for 10 years. Kentucky Housing Corp. awarded $300,000 in Affordable Housing Trust funds and $200,000 in HOME Funds. The FHLB provided a $749,999 grant, and an additional grant was provided by the Lutheran Benevolent Society.

ERS Contact:

Bryan Reynolds, ERS Vice President of PR and Marketing

(513) 979-2243 breynolds@erslife.org

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Crane Factory Flats Grand Opening of #urbanliving in downtown Cincinnati: 3 of 4 #Cincinnati #TV stations

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http://www.CraneFactoryFlats.com Grand Opening announced in your #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier today: FESTIVITIES, #urbanliving + #CraneFactoryFlats on Broadway Street in #DowntownCincinnati ribbon-cutting, open house, media event and general shin-dig to be held on December 5, 2018

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Press Release – For Immediate Release:

Enter: Crane Factory Flats

#DowntownCincinnati Living,

Redefined

Rookwood Properties’ Crane Factory Flats unveils luxury living at century-old factory

Originally a Factory, Adaptive Reuse Creates 69 New Luxury Apartments.

Grand Opening Date and Ribbon-Cutting with City Officials on December 5.

 

[CINCINNATI, Ohio – November 15, 2018] With the grand opening of the Crane Factory Flats coming up fast on Dec. 5, today’s downtown Cincinnati living enthusiast has the opportunity to experience new urban living apartments, with a local history dating back more than a century.

The Crane-Hawley Co. opened its factory in 1914, producing water and plumbing fixtures. Most recently, it was home to the Hamilton County Board of Elections until early last year. Under the management of Cincinnati-based Rookwood Properties, Crane Factory Flats is a multi-million-dollar adaptive-reuse development breathing new life into an old building, creating its own unique community.

The response of the market has been fantastic, particularly during our early stages of construction, as we gear up for our grand opening and ribbon-cutting in early December,” said Annie Kanter, property manager at Crane Factory Flats.

She reports strong market interest from several different segments of the apartment-hunting public, from young professionals to college students, empty-nesters and Millennials alike.

Tucked into the Design District on Broadway between East Ninth and East Eighth streets, Crane Factory Flats (www.CraneFactoryFlats.com) is opening amidst a historic rebirth of Downtown Cincinnati.

The six-story property now offers 69 high-end apartments built with an industrial aesthetic, emphasizing exposed brick with high ceilings.

Apartments are being offered in 1- and 2-bedroom options, from loft-style living to spacious townhomes; rates range between $1,185-$3,170, for homes offering between 625-1,669 square feet.

“When the Board of Elections left, we discovered was what, in essence, what we already knew: Downtown Cincinnati is the epicenter of urban living options. Crane Factory Flats is just delivering what the market demands,” said Kanter.

Now, a 24-hour fitness and yoga center are ready.

The pet washing stations are poised.

A bike room will be built shortly; the coffee/espresso bar is complete, the Business Center geared up, as Crane Factory Flats welcomes new residents, neighbors and friends.

Amenities are copious and well-tended, from covered parking, walk-in closets and extra storage to wide hallways, ceramic tile showers and an industrial aesthetic.

Kitchens have quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, with floor plans emphasizing open-concept flats, featuring wood-style and carpeted floors.

Crane Factory Flats offers on-site management, 24/7 controlled access. Fully wired for WiFi and all modern comforts (dishwasher, washer, dryer), Cincinnati’s newest downtown lifestyle is pet-friendly and designed with Lounges, a Business Center, Coffee Bar, 24/7 Yoga/Fitness Center, a collaborative Workspace and roof deck.

For more information, stop by the Crane Factory Flats office, 824 Broadway, open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or please visit www.CraneFactoryFlats.com or call (513) 832-7639.

Contact: Property Manager-Annie Kanter, Rookwood Properties (513) 832-7639 leasing@cranefactoryflats.com

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