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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.

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

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/31/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

 

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Ms. Laura Lamb named CEO of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) ~~ official press release and photo

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/25/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Today’s Press Release (Tuesday 10.25.16):

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Cincinnati Business Courier story

EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT SERVICES ANNOUNCES LAURA LAMB AS NEW CEO

After an extensive national search, ERS promoted from within their own ranks

[Cincinnati, Ohio, October 25, 2016] Episcopal Retirement Services announced today that their Executive Vice President (EVP), Laura Lamb, will succeed Doug Spitler as the organization’s new President and CEO.

Lamb, 47, has been with the company for 22 years and prior to her appointment last year as EVP she held the position of vice president of housing and healthcare.

ERS Board Chair, Robin Smith, made the announcement at a special meeting of the ERS Leadership Team.

Laura has been a key player in the success of ERS over the past several years,” Smith said,

Among other important responsibilities, she heads up the Strategic Planning Committee and the Master Planning Committee.

In addition to her work ethic, demonstrated record of success, and deep knowledge of our company and our industry, she is the embodiment of our person-centered culture every day, and this was a critical factor in our decision,” said Smith.

Tweet from The Cincinnati Business Courier - 1 pm on Tuesday Oct. 25 2016 ~~ story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/10/25/cincinnati-firm-names-next-ceo.html

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The ERS Board of Directors has been working diligently since May of 2015 to identify and appoint ERS’ next CEO to succeed Doug Spitler who will be retiring at the end of this year after 34 years with ERS.

Executive search firm, Witt Kieffer, was hired to conduct a national search for the best possible candidate and they reported to a specially formed committee made up of board members and Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources, Joan Wetzel.

After a rigorous screening and interview process which included ERS residents and staff members from all levels of the organization, it became clear that Laura was the most qualified candidate to lead ERS to continued growth and success in the future,” Smith said.

Current CEO Doug Spitler added, “I am thrilled about Laura’s appointment. For over 2 decades she has been an integral part of the planning and execution of our strategic goals. She is both hands-on and high energy. No one knows this organization better and she has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues both locally and nationally.”

Lamb commented, “I am both excited and honored to be chosen by our Board to lead this incredible organization, especially during a time of unprecedented change and growth in our industry.

We have an amazing team at ERS consisting of our residents, employees, board of directors and business partners, and with their help I am looking forward to creating our bright future together.”

About Episcopal Retirement Services

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has worked to improve 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 serving over 2,000 residents: three premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, both in Hyde Park and Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, KY; and 27 affordable living communities for limited-income seniors including properties in development.

ERS also operates in-home and community-based services for elders. Through Living Well Senior Solutions, they provide comprehensive, objective solutions for families and seniors who are struggling with the challenges of aging life care; through Deupree Meals on Wheels they deliver 77,000 nutritious meals annually; and through Parish Health Ministry they counsel and give support to 70 churches to renew their role in healthcare through advocacy, education and wellness programs. As part of their mission, ERS commits millions of dollars to resident philanthropic services. In large part, these funds support the needs of residents who have outlived their financial resources.

For more information, visit www.episcopalretirement.com or call 513.271.9610.

  • UPDATED TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017

SUNDAY ENQUIRER Cincinnati Enquirer Business Section, Sunday Edition 1.29.17 

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The $20M Makeover of Majorie P. Lee, featuring Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) ~ Hyde Park legend in senior care, flagship upscale facility for ERH, to expand privacy, short-term and long-term nursing options

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Press Release – For Immediate Release: The $20M Makeover of Marjorie P. Lee – Press Release from Episcopal Retirement Homes – 9.8.15

The $20 Million Makeover of Marjorie P. Lee

Hyde Park legend in senior care, flagship upscale facility for Episcopal Retirement Homes, to expand privacy, short- and long-term nursing options with major redesign

Extensive research with residents, families, staff, experts determines strategy.

New, phased construction won’t start until September of next year (2016).

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover --> http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover — http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ September 8, 2015] At the Majorie P. Lee Retirement Community (MPL) in Hyde Park, owned by Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), a $20 million makeover is in the works for late next year (2016), marking the latest of many milestones for the upscale east side senior living facility.

The renovation campaign will be partitioned into several waves of renovations, all focused on the Person-Centered Care philosophy that permeates ERH (www.episcopalretirement.com).

Construction will start in September 2016 and conclude in three years, updating the Shaw Avenue landmark built in 1963 and most recently updated and expanded in 2010.

As people live longer, many folks are coming to us later in life, when there is an acute need for more services, particularly on the healthcare side. We want to make sure we can meet their increasing healthcare needs, while ensuring they still maintain their independence and lifestyle choices as much as possible,” said Doug Spitler, President and CEO of ERH. “And the research has shown that the definition of independence varies greatly, depending upon the individual.”

Both Charles Lee and his bride, Marjorie Lee, would be proud of the commitment we have undertaken to continue to see their vision through, that MPL would offer the absolute best senior care in Greater Cincinnati,” Spitler added.

The sixth master plan for MPL, approved by the board of directors last month and already shared with residents, will:

  • Expand the MPL service offerings by adding a suite of memory and long-term care options;
  • Establish “Centers of Excellence” for selected rehabilitation therapies and provide more short-term complex care expertise;
  • Ensure quality designs for comfortable living in residents’ homes.

We’re improving the lives of our residents, while strengthening Marjorie P. Lee’s position as a leader in our industry, and continuing to evolve to best meet the future needs of our residents,” said Laura Lamb, Executive Vice President of ERH and the person spearheading the master-planning process this time around.

People are coming to us older than ever. They’re more frail, and needing more services.

“This redesign and renovation campaign will enable us to add more private rooms and provide long-term care needs for people who are not cognitively impaired, while addressing demands for short-term rehab and dementia-assisted living.

The line between independent and assisted living is becoming increasingly blurred. Our job is to understand that transition, and provide residential living options better than anyone in the market,” Lamb added.

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The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover — http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

Since 1951, ERH has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative environments, and in-home and community-based services.

ERH owns, manages or is currently developing 27 senior living communities, including two premier facilities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and 25 affordable housing communities. ERH also operates an aging life care service called Living Well Senior Solutions, Deupree Meals on Wheels and Parish Health Ministry, which supports church health ministries through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

Contact:

Mr. Bryan Reynolds

ERH Integrated Marketing Director

(513) 272-5555 ext. 4288

breynolds@erhinc.com

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