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Cincinnati powerhouse Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) names Dan Steward as new Chief Financial Officer

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 11/25/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

Episcopal Retirement Services ERS names Dan Steward as new CFO Chief Financial Officer

Dan Steward has been named Chief Financial Officer of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS).

Prior to joining ERS, Dan had nearly 20 years of experience serving in auditing and consulting roles for both for-profit and non-profit middle market organizations in a variety of industries with a specialty focus in the senior living industry.

Dan is a certified public accountant (CPA) and was most recently an audit partner at RSM US LLP, a national public accounting firm.

In his role as CFO, Dan will provide strategic leadership and management for all accounting, financial analysis, financing, and insurance reimbursement processes of the organization.

I am looking forward to joining ERS at a time of incredible growth in their mission,” said Dan.

I was drawn to ERS because it is such a mission-focused organization. I was looking for a role where I could offer the insights I have gained as a CPA to ERS and to continue to build upon the management of strong financial performance of the company.”

Dan has a customer-driven approach built on developing strong relationships with the residents and staff he serves.

Dan will oversee the financial performance of an organization that operates three continuing care retirement communities, 30 affordable living communities and three community-based services.

We are happy to have Dan Steward join ERS as our CFO,” said Laura Lamb, President and CEO of ERS.

From his CPA experience, Dan had a specialized focus in the senior living and affordable housing industries. Through these experiences, Dan will provide strong financial acumen, leadership skills and industry best practices to help guide ERS’ financial policies and practices well into the future.”

Dan has been active in community service and volunteering.

He is a past board member of the JDRF Dayton Chapter and was the committee chair for their largest annual fundraiser event, the Walk to Cure Diabetes.

He also has served as a youth sports coach, volunteered in his church’s youth ministry and has been an active supporter of the Countryside YMCA and Ronald McDonald House.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science of Business from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University with a double major in accountancy and finance and has been a CPA since 2002.

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

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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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whatcha doin’ next thursday? #ERSLife

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

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.

DEMENTIA-INCLUSIVE CINCINNATI, USA: Mission Quite Possible! New Public/Private Partnership, led by the City, ERS, neighbors and friends, seeks to establish Mecca of Dementia-Inclusive Thought, Practice and Deed in the Queen City. The first step is taken today, in Kennedy Heights.

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/10/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

For Immediate Release: Mission Quite Possible – Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati – All-Star lineup tackles insidious disease starts in Kennedy Heights tonight – Press Release for Tuesday October 10 2017

Mission Quite Possible:

Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati, USA

Public/Private Partnership led by City, neighbors and friends seek to establish Mecca of Dementia- Inclusive Thought, Practice and Deed

Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann: ‘If you have a brain, you can get dementia.’

Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati led by all-star constituents from industry-leading organizations.

Community Outreach: First Cincy neighborhood up is Kennedy Heights, on Oct. 10.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio – Oct. 10, 2017] That quirky Midwestern town personally responsible for having introduced America – and the world – to Pete Rose, Pampers, professional baseball and cinnamon-flavored chili has spawned an angelic chapter, one designed to treat a massive foible affecting humanity not just in the Midwest, but worldwide.

And they call it: “Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati.”

A bold claim, to be sure.

But behind the hubris, what makes this Cincinnati-born, Queen City–bred initiative so soaked in authenticity, regional pride and potential is the five-star lineup of players drafted to solve this insidious disease.

Cincinnati is an established leader in industry, nationally and internationally,” says Laura Lamb, CEO of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), a committee member of Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati.

We have a plethora of Fortune 500 companies, world-class entrepreneurial hubs, and a ravenous nature of working together. Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati is a comprehensive, coordinated, grassroots effort to launch an all-encompassing dialogue for the sake of our families, friends, our neighbors, and our city,” said Lamb.

Laura Lamb CEO ERS

Laura Lamb, president and CEO of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), leads the Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati steering team.

There’s never been such a dominant, all-encompassing, more vicious predator of our minds, families and communities, as dementia today represents,” said the Honorable David Mann, vice mayor of Cincinnati. A former City Councilman, local attorney and devoted Cincinnatian, Vice Mayor Mann insists his city isn’t in it for the publicity, nor the profit.

Like everybody else everywhere, all across the world, “we see our loved ones drifting away, without hope, as lives and families are destroyed. Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati was formed to say, ‘No more. We can do better. We can beat this,’ ” Mann said.

Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati: Step One

The first tangible steps towards establishing Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati will be taken today, Tuesday, Oct. 10, at a Kennedy Heights Community Gathering, in one of Cincinnati’s original integrated neighborhoods.

Representatives of Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati such as ERS (www.episcopalretirement.com), the Office of Cincinnati Vice Mayor Mann, and the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association plan to convene an informative meeting of friends, neighbors, citizens, government officials, and representatives of the aging and retirement industries.

It’s no accident that this initiative starts in Kennedy Heights.” said Steve Grieser, chair of the Aging-In-Community Team at the Kennedy Heights Development Corp. (KHDC).

We are proud that we remain, 50 years after our original integration, a community represented by every age, race and ethnicity. Kennedy Heights is the perfect place to start.”

The idea for Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati came to ERS’ Lambas just a great idea.”

The CEO of Episcopal Retirement Services, a distinguished network of retirement communities created by a husband with an aging wife (hence the creation of the first ERS community, the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community).

Lamb was intrigued with the tricky business of understanding dementia, dealing with dementia, and “just how to share ERS expertise, the right way,” she says.

Meet The Team: Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati

The Dementia-Inclusive Cincinnati team, launched early this past summer at the offices of ERS, meets regularly and includes representatives from the following organizations:

KENNEDY HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT CORP AND COMMUNITY COUNCIL: One of 52 official Cincinnati neighborhoods, Kennedy Heights was an original integration project of the Queen City and remains culturally diverse and vibrant half a decade later. Located on the East Side of Cincinnati, Kennedy Heights is tucked between Pleasant Ridge, Silverton and Madeira. The Kennedy Heights Development Corp. and Community Council are led by vibrant, engaged individuals dedicated to making their neighborhood a perpetually-inclusive environment for people of all faiths. For more information about Kennedy Heights please visit www.kennedyheights.org. or contact Mr. Grieser at slgrieser@gmail.com.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, GREATER CINCINNATI CHAPTER: One of 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving the U.S., the Greater Cincinnati group started in 1979 and has grown to serve a 27-county area in the Tri-State region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, serving an estimated 50,000 individuals and their families. The chapter is led by Executive Director Ms. Paula Kollstedt and can be reached at (513) 721-4284 and/or by visiting www.alz.org/cincinnati.

CITY OF CINCINNATI, OFFICE OF THE VICE MAYOR DAVID MANN: A staunch advocate of affordable living and the inalienable right of seniors to retire and live the balance of their lives in dignity, the Honorable David S. Mann has gone so far as to repel off a downtown Cincinnati building (Central Parkway Place, operated by ERS) as a fundraising effort. The office of Vice Mayor Mann is in constant contact with ERS for events such as the recent unveiling of the $10.7 million new affordable living community for seniors, Knowlton Place in Northside, another one of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods (ERS operates communities in seven Cincinnati neighborhoods, eight by the end of 2017).

EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT SERVICES (ERS): After 65 years, ERS has emerged as a local and regional leader in the retirement industry through a person-centered, innovative and spiritually-based care and service model. ERS (www.episcopalretirement.com) sits at the intersection of upscale retirement communities and affordable housing communities for seniors, all backed by a services-based lineup including Parish Health Ministry, Deupree Meals On Wheels, and Living Well Senior Solutions geriatric care management.

Additional members of the steering team include Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Chief Advocacy Officer for Aging and Accessibility at the City of Cincinnati Jon Lawniczak. Representing family members of older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s are Vistage Chair Joseph Faessler, and Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Tom Mobley.

The Kennedy Heights Community Gathering is scheduled for between today from 6:30-8 p.m. at the KHAC Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road. The general public and all media are encouraged to attend.

 

Press Contact:
Mr. Bryan Reynolds
Director of Integrated Marketing, ERS (513) 979-2243 breynolds@erslife.org

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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

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

WHAT:
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

WHEN:
1 p.m. – Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

WHERE:
1465 Knowlton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223 (Northside)

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

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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

 

Lexington @HeraldLeader aka Kentucky.com on Trent Village by @ERSCincy ~ reporter Beth Musgrave @HLCityHall ~ print version

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 06/04/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

 

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