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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

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

 

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