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📆 The Top 5 Feats We Accomplished for the Tristate’s Seniors in 2016

(Deupree Meals on Wheels served 102,688 meals in 2016 — an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year’s volume.)

Last year was tremendously successful for all of us here at Episcopal Retirement Services — especially for the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana seniors we serve and their families. From community openings and refurbishments, to the expansion of Deupree Meals On Wheels delivery, we assisted in helping more seniors to live well than ever before.

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ERS Renovates Offices to Better Serve Its Mission 🚧

The last six months have brought tremendous changes to the Episcopal Retirement Services organization. We’ve said goodbye to our President and CEO Doug Spitler, who retired at the end of 2016 following over three decades of service, and welcomed our new chief executive, Laura Lamb.

We’ve announced a new affiliation with Louisville’s Episcopal Church Home, expanding our footprint into a major new market. We’ve begun construction on new Affordable Living by ERS communities, like Marlowe Court in North College Hill, and opened new communities, too — like Central Parkway Place in the refurbished, historic Downtown YMCA building.

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Conference for Health Pros & Caregivers Aims to “Refresh Your Soul”

As the population in the United States ages, the number of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has skyrocketed. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2016 facts, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. And by mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.  

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Deupree Meals On Wheels Breaks Records in 2016

Many seniors living in Cincinnati depend on community-based programs to meet their daily needs as they age in place.

Based out of Episcopal Retirement Services’ (ERS) flagship Deupree House retirement community near Hyde Park, the Deupree Meals On Wheels program is one such service, having served Greater Cincinnati’s seniors for over 27 years. And last year was one for the record books.

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3 Decades of Change: A Look Back at Outgoing ERS CEO Doug Spitler’s Storied Career

(Doug Spitler and incoming CEO Laura Lamb.)

The end of 2016, we confess, is a bit bittersweet for all of us here at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). That’s because, after more than 30 years at the helm, our President and CEO, Doug Spitler, is stepping down. He retires having led ERS through many significant transformations.

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ERS Announces 2016 Martindell Award Winner

(From left to right: Kim Martindell, Jerry Maco, Jack Martindell.)

The Martindell Award is a special honor granted each year to a deserving, non-management ERS team member who exemplifies excellence in caregiving and who strives to care for our residents in special and meaningful ways.

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10 Things ERS is Thankful for This Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving in Cincinnati! Here at Episcopal Retirement Services, we’re thankful for the many blessings we’ve received in 2016 that have enabled us to continue to serve seniors living in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition to recount the things you’re thankful for. Today, we’d like to share with you our top 10 for the year:

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Meet Episcopal Retirement Services’ New CEO, Laura Lamb

Over the past year, with the retirement of our long-serving President and CEO Doug Spitler scheduled for the end of 2016, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has been conducting a rigorous national  search for a successor to take the reins.

Now, that search is complete. The person best suited to lead our organization is a true embodiment of the ERS culture with a life-long passion for serving older adults.

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Could Music and Art Therapy Help Seniors with Dementia?

 

Dementia is typically a progressive condition. It can come on slowly, only accelerating in the late stages of disease. When senior parents or grandparents are first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or age-associated dementia, they’re usually still lucid to a degree.

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