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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)

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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

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LEXINGTON MEDIA ALERT: Trent Village $9M Grand Re-Opening Affordable Living for Seniors – 10 a.m. Monday 5.1.17 – Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) welcomes Partners, Stakeholders, Colleagues, Friends – Ribbon-Cutting – Public Comments – Community Tours – Photo and Interview Opportunities

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$9M Trent Village Grand Re-Opening Monday 5.1.17

DOWNLOAD: PDF Trent Village of Lexington $9M Grand Re-Opening Monday May 1 – Press Release from ERS

Affordable Living by ERS welcomes partners, stakeholders, colleagues and friends

Grand Re-Opening: Ribbon-Cutting, Community Tours, with a Blessing from Above.

Trent Village: 41 one-bedroom, 13 two-bedroom apartments in completely renovated buildings.

$9M in Construction, Redevelopment and New Infrastructure also delivers new Community Center.

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[LEXINGTON, Ky. ~ April 28, 2017] Monday, May 1, marks the beginning of a $9 million new chapter for an old friend, Trent Village on Trent Boulevard, now known as Trent Village Affordable Senior Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services).

We welcome Trent Village as the newest member of the ERS family of Cincinnati,” says Laura Lamb, president and CEO of ERS (www.episcopalretirement.com).

Ms. Lamb will be joined by local, corporate, executive and management officials from Trent Village, ERS and a host of Trent Village stakeholders scheduled to speak at the 10 a.m. event: Kentucky Housing Corp., Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, HOPE of Kentucky, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and Cincinnati general contractor/developer The Model Group.

Megan Noll Photography

Laura Lamb, ERS

The Honorable Mayor Jim Gray (Lexington-Fayette) will lead the remarks. An invocation will be offered by Rev. Darren Elin, Spiritual Services Coordinator with Affordable Living by ERS.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington will offer a blessing.

Trent Village offers 41 affordable one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom apartments for qualifying residents who meet income and age requirements.

Nestled in a campus-style setting, the new Trent Village includes a new community center with apartments featuring universal design features, open kitchens and modern appliances.

The mission of Affordable Living by ERS: “We believe that our older generation deserves to live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, no matter their financial situation,” said Mrs. Lamb.

That’s why we bring many services such as social service coordination, transportation and activities to many of our communities such as Trent Village.  It truly enriches the lives of the elders we serve.”

Contact:

Mr. Bryan Reynolds

Integrated Marketing Director, ERS

(513) 979-2243 breynolds@erslife.org

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Trent Village Affordable Senior Living by Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), Lexington

$9M Trent Village Affordable Senior Living Grand ReOpening Monday 5.1.17 in Lexington starring ERS Episcopal Retirement Services

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REFRESH YOUR SOUL 2017: Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) presents premier Alzheimer’s/Dementia conference in the Midwest, anchored by John O’Leary March 13-14 2017 Cintas Center at Xavier University #Cincinnati, also starring Loretta Anne Woodward Veney and Teepa Snow ~ ‘Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Overcoming the Struggles and Living Inspired’ ~~ https://www.episcopalretirement.com/parish-health-ministry/refresh-your-soul-conference

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Refresh Your Soul 2017 from Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services ERS John OLeary Cintas Center Xavier University March 13 14 2017

Burnt beyond recognition from an accident at home with gasoline, clinging for life in a hospital at age 9, John O’Leary’s mother asked him if he wanted to live or die.

O’Leary remembers thinking only how much trouble he was going to get in with his dad.

“The only other thing I was thinking was. ‘Do I have the strength to take the next step in my journey?” says O’Leary, now married, a best-selling author and inspirational speaker.

O’Leary is also the keynote speaker for the 2017 Refresh Your Soul Conference, presented annually by the Parish Health Ministry of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), an event expanding in exponential fashion this year with a two-day symposium in partnership with the Dementia Care Summit at Xavier University.

To be held at The Cintas Center March 13 and 14, the 2017 Refresh Your Soul Conference, the primary fundraising vehicle for Parish Health Ministry, promises to be as insightful, thought-provoking, informative and fun as ever.

A longtime service of ERS, Parish Health Ministry serves as the ecumenical outreach between ERS (http://www.episcopalretirement.com) and 70+ churches across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Mr. O’Leary will be sharing his inspirational life story and buoyant messages to a crowd of caregivers and health care professionals seeking to understand more about life-changing conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

He will be joined by renowned industry speakers Loretta Anne Woodward Veney and Teepa Snow; Ms. Snow spoke at the Refresh Your Soul 2016 event last year.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Overcoming the Struggles and Living Inspired” is the theme for 2917; day two is the annual Xavier Dementia Care Summit. Refresh Your Soul tickets are on sale for $69.

Contact Hours are available for continuing education and professional accreditation purposes (RN/LPN, Social Worker, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.).

Ms. Veney is an author and well-known speaker who has motivated, taught and trained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the founder and principal consultant of Superior Training Solutions, LLC.

Ms. Veney has delivered numerous presentations on Dementia and elder care planning for the Alzheimer’s Association, support groups, and memory care communities.

Loretta chronicles her nine-year journey with her Mom’s Dementia as their parent/child roles have reversed in her book, “Being My Mom’s Mom – A Journey through Dementia from a Daughter’s Perspective.” Their journey has been faithful, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Teepa Snow is one of America’s leading educators on Dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, her experience has led her to develop Positive Approach™ to Care techniques used by families and professionals working or living with dementia throughout the world.

She has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Teepa is an enlightening, witty, entertaining, and energetic speaker.

Registration, exhibitors and continental breakfast for Refresh Your Soul 2017 starts at 8 a.m. Luncheon presentations will be offered by Mr. O’Leary and Ms. Veney, entitled “ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life” and “Lifting the Spirit of Caregivers,” respectively.

For additional information about the Refresh Your Soul 2017 Conference please visit: http://www.episcopalretirement.com/parish-health-ministry/refresh-your-soul-conference.

To help meet the long-term goal of Parish Health Ministry becoming self-supporting, this event is the primary fundraiser for the ministry. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this conference will benefit ERS Parish Health Ministry.

Parish Health Ministry, a program of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), assists congregations of all denominations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Southeastern Ohio develop or enhance their own faith-based, community-centered nurse/health ministry. Parish Health Ministry was founded in 1998 and currently serves 70 congregations across southern Ohio.

Since 1951, ERS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals. For more information about ERS please visit www.episcopalretirement.com.

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

Press Contact:
Mr. Andy Hemmer (513) 604-5428 andy@andyhemmer.com

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#CINCINNATI @ENQUIRER #Sunday #Business: new ERS CEO Laura Lamb, ‘CEO Chat’ – Sunday, January 29, 2017

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RIP dr. henry j. heimlich, 96, of #cincinnati, inventor of the heimlich maneuver: official family statement, press release

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , on 12/17/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

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For Release:  Immediate

Contact:  Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director – Episcopal Retirement Services
513-979-2243, breynolds@erslife.org

Dr. Henry Heimlich, world famous inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, passes away at 96

His technique for treating choking victims saved thousands of lives

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 2016 – Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, 96, passed away earlier today at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, after complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Monday in his home at Deupree House in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

His family has issued the following statement:

“We are saddened by the loss of our father, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, who died on December 17, 2016 at the age of 96.

Dad was a hero to many people around the world for a simple reason: He helped save untold numbers of lives through the innovation of common-sense procedures and devices. But he was not only a physician and medical inventor, he was also a humanitarian and a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather.

“From the time Dad began his medical career in New York City, to the time he practiced as a thoracic surgeon in Cincinnati, he was committed to coming up with simple, effective ideas that helped save lives and significantly improved people’s quality of life.

He grew up the son of a social worker in New York State, which deeply influenced his drive to help other people. He loved the ocean and served in the US Navy during World War II, volunteering for extra-hazardous duty, which led to him to working as a doctor behind enemy lines in the Gobi Desert of China. Later, he named his small sailboat, The Repose, after the hospital ship he spent time on after serving in China.

“Most know of Dad’s name for the Heimlich Maneuver, the method he devised to save people who are choking. The “maneuver,” as he called it, not only has saved countless lives, it allows anyone, even children, to save the life of a choking victim. But as his memoir, Heimlich’s Maneuvers explains, Dad accomplished much more.

“As a young surgeon, Dad was the first American to devise and perform a total organ replacement. Later, he came up with a device that saved thousands of soldiers’ lives during the Vietnam War. The Heimlich Chest Drain Valve is still used worldwide for patients undergoing chest surgery.

Dad was firm in his convictions and passionate for his causes. He didn’t play politics well. Instead, he was single-minded in his quest to find better ways to save lives. Dad dreamed that anything was possible in the field of medicine, even when critics said otherwise.”

The family requests that those who wish to honor our father’s legacy make a contribution to Heimlich Heroes, a nonprofit organization that teaches children around the world how to save a life with the Heimlich Maneuver.  For more information on the life of Dr. Heimlich or to make a donation to Heimlich Heroes, please visit: http://henryheimlich.com.

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