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Cincy Vice Mayor David Mann scheduled to speak at Knowlton Place in Northside grand opening on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.: Affordable Living for Seniors by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services)

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 09/24/2017 by @CincinnatiPR


Media Alert – Cincy Vice Mayor David Mann to speak at Knowlton Place in Northside grand opening Sept. 25 – Affordable Living for Seniors from ERS of Cincinnati

Media Alert from Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) – For Immediate Release:

Cincy Vice Mayor David Mann helps ERS unveil Knowlton Place in Northside on Monday, new Affordable Living Community from Episcopal Retirement Services of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Mayor David Mann as well as Stakeholders, Officials and Friends of Affordable Living by ERS (owned, operated by Episcopal Retirement Services)

Grand Opening of Knowlton Place Affordable Living for Seniors, owned and operated by Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) of Cincinnati ~ Interviews, Photos Opps available with Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann and officials from ERS

1 p.m. – Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

1465 Knowlton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223 (Northside)

ERS Contact:
Mr. Bryan Reynolds, ERS Director of Integrated Marketing (513) 979-2243

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Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann to speak at Knowlton Place grand opening on Monday September 25 1 pm Affordable Living for Seniors by ERS


WALNUT COURT GRAND RE-OPENING 11 a.m. TOMORROW (Tuesday, August 30, 2016), Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA: Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) unveils new Affordable Living for Seniors Community

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Walnut Court – Here Comes the Neighborhood – Grand Re-Opening stars Affordable Living by ERS – 8.29.16 Press Release

Walnut Court: Here Comes the Neighborhood

Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann, development team from Affordable Living by ERS, unveil newly renovated $7.6M Walnut Court senior apartments tomorrow

Grand Reopening Celebration set for 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Walnut Court: 30 newly renovated apartments for lower-income seniors in Cincinnati.

Historic Cincinnati neighborhood of Walnut Hills continues development trajectory.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ August 29, 2016] The rebirth of Cincinnati’s urban core is getting a $7.6 million long-term solution for a dire need – affordable housing for low-income seniors – at a Walnut Hills apartment complex.

The celebration of Walnut Court ( begins with the grand reopening tomorrow, with stakeholders including Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), The Model Group, the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH), the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), Newbar Design Group, Huntington National Bank and Red Capital Group attending.

The renovations needed to bring Walnut Court up-to-code and up to Affordable Living by ERS standards – ERS is the project developer – took a little less than a year to accomplish.

Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann is scheduled to make remarks at tomorrow’s event at the site, 1020 Chapel St., located minutes from Downtown and just off of Gilbert Avenue.

We are pleased to bring safe, affordable, community living for seniors to Walnut Hills,” said Kathy Ison-Lind, ERS Vice President of Affordable Housing and In-Home Services.

Seniors facing financial challenges should have access to high-quality communities with services to help keep them living well and thriving.”


How popular has the project become between the partners?

OHFA saw such tremendous value in the Walnut Court project that the agency made available additional funding that permitted a more complete renovation than the original budget originally had allowed.

Affordable Living by ERS believes that older adults should live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment, no matter what their financial situation.

Operating a portfolio of more than two dozen senior communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, ERS is proud to offer affordable senior living communities that provide a variety of options and services not often found in communities for seniors with limited incomes.

Services such as transportation, social services and even light healthcare are offered so seniors can age in place as successfully as possible.

Walnut Court offers 21 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom apartments for qualified residents who meet income requirements for age 62 or older; or 18 and older with a mobility disability.


Bryan Reynolds, Director of Integrated Marketing (513) 979-2238

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#30SecondsinCincinnati starring Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), Affordable Living by ERS, and Hal Keller with The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) at Marlowe Court groundbreaking #DiscoverCollegeHill ~~

Posted in @30SecondsCincy, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

@30SecondsCincy starring Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley at ERS groundbreaking for Marlowe Court, courtesy Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) ~ College Hill Business District ~~ #DiscoverCollegeHill

Posted in @30SecondsCincy, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/13/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

MEDIA ALERT: #Cincinnati Mayor @JohnCranley scheduled to attend today’s groundbreaking (Monday 7.11.16 at 13:15) for Marlowe Court, courtesy College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (CHCURC), Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) and The Model Group: new mixed-use anchor for College Hill Business District ~~ #DiscoverCollegeHill

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/11/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Cincinnati Mayor @JohnCranley to Attend, Make Remarks at 1:15 p.m. today (Mon. 7.11.16)

Cincinnati Business Courier story

Cincinnati Enquirer story

WLWT Channel 5 (NBC) story

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley
Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) of Cincinnati, specifically Affordable Living by ERS

College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (CHCURC)

College Hill community representatives

The Model Group, Cincinnati

groundbreaking for “Marlowe Court,” new anchor for College Hill Business District ~ Marlowe Avenue and Hamilton Avenue

1:15 p.m. TODAY (Monday, July 11, 2016)

13:15 groundbreaking today for Marlowe Court led by Affordable Living fby ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services)

MAYOR CRANLEY EXPECTED: 13:15 groundbreaking today for Marlowe Court led by Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) ~~ CORNER OF HAMILTON AVENUE AND MARLOWE AVENUE, COLLEGE HILL CINCINNATUS USA

1610 Marlowe Avenue, corner of Marlowe Ave. and Hamilton Ave., College Hill

Mixed-Use development rising in the center of the College Hill Business District, Marlowe Court will feature 53 living spaces brought to Greater Cincinnati by Affordable Living by ERS, a division of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Media Contact:
(513) 604-5428

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Hal Keller, president of the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, at Marlowe Court groundbreaking (FULL COMMENTS)

Answers in Alzheimer’s: Lisa Genova, Teepa Snow deliver at sold-out ‘Refresh Your Soul 2016’ Conference on Alzheimer’s and Dementia from Parish Health Ministry, part of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/05/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
Lisa Genova, author of 'Still Alice' and a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer's, speaks at "Refresh Your Soul 2016" sponsored by Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) -

Lisa Genova, author of ‘Still Alice’ and a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s, speaks at “Refresh Your Soul 2016” sponsored by Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) –

Press Release for download Word .docx: Lisa Genova_Teepa Snow highlight a sold-out Refresh Your Soul 2016-Press Release 

Answers in Alzheimer’s:

‘Refresh Your Soul 2016’ from Parish Health Ministry and ERS

National experts Lisa Genova, Teepa Snow enlighten, inform and educate sold- out crowd

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ April 5, 2016] “I am so encouraged that so many of you are here today, because this wasn’t the case 10 years ago,” said Alzheimer’s expert and author Lisa Genova, addressing the sold-out crowd at “Refresh Your Soul 2016,” hosted by Parish Health Ministry, a service of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS).

But we can do something. We can bring people living with this disease back into the community. And it all starts with something as simple as what we’re doing today: a conversation.”

Ms. Genova is a Boston neuroscientist, a Bates College valedictorian who traded in her practice to become a self-published author.

She’s now a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s and a New York Times best-selling author of several novels, most notably “Still Alice,” made into a 2014 film starring Julianne Moore.

Parish Health Ministry of Episcopal Retirement Services

Parish Health Ministry of Episcopal Retirement Services

Ms. Moore won the 2015 Oscar for Best Actress with her portrayal of a young Harvard neuroscientist dealing with aging issues in her family.

Genova’s literary quest, to seek answers to Alzheimer’s, was like so many others dealing with the baffling, debilitating disease and accompanying dementia.

Her new profession began when her 85-year-old grandmother headed out for bowling. In the middle of the night. By herself.


We all knew she was slowing down, forgetting words, leaving the keys in the door, the tea kettle on the stove, not able to do the checkbook anymore,” Genova told a crowd approaching 1,000 at the Tri-County Assembly of God Church in Fairfield.

So we all went ahead with this dance, that this was a part of normal aging. But it wasn’t. This walk to the bowling alley in the middle of the night, this confusion, this disorientation, this inability to understand, was Alzheimer’s.”

Ms. Genova shared her expertise, experience, personal and professional timeline as the keynote speaker for “Refresh Your Soul 2016,” the annual conference and fundraiser for Parish Health Ministry at ERS (, held last month.

Lisa was joined by Teepa Snow, another national expert on aging, specifically dementia. Parish Health Ministry extends the mission and ministry of Episcopal Retirement Services by encouraging congregations to renew their role in healthcare through health education, personal health counseling, advocacy, focusing on prevention, and treating the whole person in body, mind and spirit.

Working with 77 churches in the region to start a health ministry or enhance an existing one, 700 referrals were made to physicians, clergy, parish nurses, and community agencies in 2015.

The conference was incredible, and attracted our biggest crowd yet. Lisa and Teepa were able to touch the hearts of attendees, giving them hope through understanding and offering practical, effective caregiving advice,” said Jeanne Palcic, director of Parish Health Ministry at ERS.

Author Genova signing copies of "Still Alice."

Author Genova signing copies of “Still Alice.”

This year’s event marked the 16th for the conference, sponsored by (http://

Besides the talks from Ms. Genova and Ms. Snow, attendees benefitted from an entire day spent with ERS and Parish Health Ministry personnel, professional colleagues, fellow caregivers, and other family members dealing with the same issues, seeking more information about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What they heard was a comprehensive dialogue on a topic that’s been thankfully dragged out of the closet and plopped onto America’s lap.

The speakers’ messages were upbeat, positive, and left attendees with intimate, practical knowledge and advice for dealing with a scourge upon seniors and their families worldwide.

And all it takes is a conversation, Genova said.

She drew parallels between the increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s and how people have successfully dealt with other horrible, deadly diseases, such as HIV and cancer.

When the HIV virus first hit in the ‘80s, it primarily hit the gay population, and that community wasn’t really talking about it because of the shame and stigma. It’s the same story with Alzheimer’s,” Genova said.

Then something changed, and it began with conversation and empathy.”


Do you remember when nobody would even say the word ‘cancer?’ We talked in whispers. We called it ‘The Big C.’ We wouldn’t even say it,” Genova said. “What happened was people would have to go through it alone. There was, again, this shame and stigma that we wouldn’t speak of this.

“There were no blue ribbons back then for cancer, no fundraisers, no neighbors helping with casseroles and carpools. People suffered with it alone, and privately. We did not have treatments, and we did not have survivors.

It’s not an accident that something happened with how we deal with cancer. We began to talk about it, to have a conversation on what cancer is, what it’s like to go through that, and then it wasn’t sympathy we felt from a distance.

“The conversation generated empathy,” Genova continued, “then we began to do lavender ribbons, casseroles and carpools. We began to hold their hand and be with them people who were going through it. And now we have treatments, and survivors.”

Genova believes science will discover a cure for Alzheimer’s. In the meantime, she hearkened to the audience to keep the faith. And to keep talking.

The acceleration of the scientific understanding of this disease is staggering, and amazing. We can get to a cure for this disease, but part of the equation has to be a conversation that leads to empathy, that leads to funding, that will lead to treatments and survivors,” Genova said.

Parish Health Ministry and ERS would like to extend their deepest thanks and sincere appreciation to Ms. Genova and Ms. Snow. Arrangements for the appearance of Lisa Genova were made through Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau of New York, NY.

ERS now serves more than 1,500 residents and touches another 9,725 people through the community-based services it provides, including the parishioners served by Parish Health Ministry.

ERS also operates Deupree Meals On Wheels, delivering warm, nutritious meals to more than 300 seniors daily. The ERS resident population continues to grow with the rapid expansion of Affordable Living by ERS, which more than 1,100 low-income older adults now call home.

For more information about Parish Health Ministry at ERS, please contact Ms. Palcic, Director, at either (513) 979-2238 or at or Mr. Bryan Reynolds, ERS Director of Integrated Marketing at (513) 979-2243 or

For media inquiries, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or

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