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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

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/18/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

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

mother teresa

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

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/08/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

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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whatcha doin’ next thursday? #ERSLife

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , on 09/13/2018 by @CincinnatiPR

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) + Maple Knoll Communities present The $10M Meadows makeover

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/12/2018 by @CincinnatiPR

The Meadows Makeover at MKV – Unveiled by Maple Knoll Village and Episcopal Retirement Services ERS – Press Release

The Meadows makeover at MKV: Unveiled

Maple Knoll Village and Episcopal Retirement Services pump $10M into The Meadows, fully renovating apartments and improving lifestyles at affordable living buildings for low-income seniors in Springdale

Grand Opening/Apartment Tours today has All-Star list of elected officials, local leaders.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Sept. 12, 2018] Maple Knoll Village (MKV) and Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) are holding a Grand Opening Open House today, Wednesday, September 12, featuring an exceptional lineup of elected officials and local leaders to celebrate a $10 million makeover of The Meadows.

The Meadows at Maple Knoll Village (www.mapleknoll.org) was recently renovated through a partnership with Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS).

The renovation was made possible by tax credits that were awarded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and financing  provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing and Lancaster Pollard.

In addition, the project was awarded $350,000 in Hamilton County HOME funds and a $1.5 million OHFA equity bridge loan. The Meadows renovation:

The Meadows at Maple Knoll Village Media Alert from Andy Hemmer PR

“Maple Knoll is proud to be able to partner with Episcopal Retirement Services for what was a necessary and needed improvement to the living accommodations that previously existed.  These renovations will now allow the older adults we serve to safely age in their homes with updated security, handicap accessible accommodations, storage, functional common spaces and more.  Without the leadership of ERS, Maple Knoll would have not been able to provide this dynamic living environment for this fast-growing demographic,” said Megan Gresham-Ulrich, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Development for Maple Knoll Village.

“I would like to state how proud we are of the Maple Knoll Village commitment to the elderly of the City of Springdale community, regardless of their financial capability,” said Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster. “This is what sets Maple Knoll Communities and Episcopal Retirement Services apart from other organizations. We are so proud to have them in Springdale, and you are a large part of what makes us a great community.”

The Model Group, an integrated property development, construction, and management company with a passion for revitalizing urban neighborhoods, was the construction partner. ERS and Model have partnered on more than a dozen high quality, affordable living projects for seniors.

The hallmark of these developments are modern apartments with energy efficiency, well-designed units and market-style finishes using the 67 years of expertise that ERS has developed in serving older adults.

ERS has been honored to be a development partner with Maple Knoll and The Model Group on this project. Our vision, mission and ministry are in close alignment. We were able to provide the development expertise and vital services including health and wellness support to provide safety and dignity for residents,” said Kathy Ison-Lind, Affordable Living by ERS VP Affordable Living and In-Home Services. “It’s one of the innovative differences that our organization is proud to offer.”

The Grand Opening has been scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018) at Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Springfield Ohio 45215. Expected to attend are:

  • Ohio State Rep. Jonathan Dever: Rep. Dever is expected to bring an official Commendation;
  • Ohio State Sen. Lou Terhar;
  • HUD Columbus Field Director Thomas H. Leach;
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Executive Director Sean Thomas;
  • S. Congressman Steve Chabot Deputy District Director Joseph Abner;
  • Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus;
  • City of Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster.

Originally built on West Court Street in downtown Cincinnati, Maple Knoll Village is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc., a non-profit continuum of services provider dedicated to helping older adults live happy, health and active lives.

Maple Knoll Village partnered on The Meadows with ERS because of their extensive knowledge of tax credits and unique financing arrangements for similar projects as well as their reputation as an operator of affordable housing for low income seniors that include many services including transportation, social service coordination and more.

In addition to The Meadows, ERS is the owner and or operator of 27 affordable housing communities for seniors as well as community-based services for older adults and premier retirement communities such as Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park.

Contacts:

Ms. Megan Gresham-Ulrich 

MKV Vice President of Corporate Communications

(513) 782-2243   MUlrich@mkcommunities.org

Mr. Bryan Reynolds

ERS Vice President of Marketing and PR

(513) 979-2243   breynolds@erslife.org

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VOICE OF HISTORY: U.S. Airman Tom Craig of Cincinnati, resident of @ERSCincy and Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community and former 28-year WLWT-TV Channel 5 reporter, on Pearl Harbor memories. Two years later, he was bombing Okinawa.

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/07/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Thomas J. Craig of Cincinnati, resident of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, “adjusted” his birth certificate – with full knowledge of his parents – to enlist in the U.S. navy at the age of 16, one year before federal law permitted voluntarily joining the U.S. Armed Forces (17). “A lot of volunteers did that, and we were forgiven by the Navy after the war,” says Mr. Craig. Born and raised in NYC, Craig was sent to Boot Camp in Providence, R.I. From there, he was sent to technical training and Air Gunners School in jacksonville, Fla., after which he was sent to the naval air station in Fort Lauderdale. Craig was a radio operator and tail gunner, a U.S. Navy Airman, who became part of Torpedo Squadron 44, flying a Grumman Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Craig was based on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Langley near fleet anchorage at Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. He flew 35 missions off the carrier in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and participated in the Battle of Okinawa. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals. Mr. Craig worked for 28 years in Cincinnati television at WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate in The Queen City.

‘We try our best, to pick the best of the best,” sez Guy Ford, Director of Legislative Affairs for Ohio Housing Finance Agency, at Knowlton Place grand-opening festivities in Northside, developed, owned and operated by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services). ‘And this, is obviously one of those types of communities, that we’re gonna see here today.’

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 11/03/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

‘Our community/neighborhood gathers together to better understand how we can empower our residents with #Dementia, and their families …. and know that they are still valued members of our community.’ #tbt Day 1 #DementiaInclusiveCincinnati and Steve Grieser, chair of Aging-in-Place for the Kennedy Heights Community Council. ‘We gather for that reason, for that process, so that all members of our community, our neighborhood, understand how welcome we are for them.’

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/02/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
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