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Kristin Davenport

Kristin Davenport
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’ efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS after a 25 year career as a visual journalist and creative director in Cincinnati. Kristin has a passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city. She is a Lead SAIDO Learning Supporter and a member of the Wellbeing Team at ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio with their 2 daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the Secretary of the Lebanon Food Pantry.

Recent Posts

Refresh Your Soul 2019: A Recap

Episcopal Retirement Services’ Parish Health Ministry (PHM) held its annual Refresh Your Soul conference on March 18th. The theme of this sold-out event was “Living well with purpose.” If you weren’t able to be with us at the Cintas Center earlier this spring, here’s a closer look at what you missed, along with what you need to know about next year’s conference.

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ERS Wins Top Workplace Award for 10th Year in a Row

Episcopal Retirement Services—the Tristate’s premier, not-for-profit retirement care and affordable senior living provider—has just been named one of Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top Workplaces for the 10th year in a row. We are one of only five companies to receive this award all 10 years, and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard-working staff members, volunteers, and board members who made this achievement possible.

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4 Reasons to Consider a Nursing Career in Senior Care

As nursing careers go, pediatric medicine or acute care may be a more familiar path. But nurses who have not considered senior care may be missing a rewarding career option.

Let’s examine four reasons why a career in retirement care might be one of the better options for nurses and allied health professionals on their career journeys.

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Breaking Stereotypes Around Aging at the 50-Plus Cincy Celebration

Given that lifespan is increasing with each generation and the massive population of baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 have reached or are nearing retirement, one thing is abundantly clear: the future is 50-plus. So isn’t it time we abandoned harmful stereotypes about seniors and celebrated the many contributions they make to society?

Enter the 50-Plus Cincy Celebration, co-sponsored by Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Here’s a closer look at this event, why it matters, and how you can be a part of it.

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ERS's Ways of Working: Progressive Thinking

 

We are living in an exciting time during which knowledge changes by the day. Also changing, if we’re open to it? How we use that knowledge. Enter one of Episcopal Retirement Services' Core Values: Progressive thinking. Our Core Values are central to our Ways of Working, and therefore guide everything we do. Here’s a closer look at why the mindset of “progressive thinking” matters so much to the culture at ERS, and how we’re making the most of it—for staff, our residents and the community at large.

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A Conversation with Refresh Your Soul Speaker Rabbi Abie Ingber

Refresh Your Soul 2019 Speaker Rabbi Abie Ingber sat down with us and answered a few of our questions.

ERS: We’re riding on an elevator. You have 1 minute to tell me your story. What is it?

RABBI: Just like everybody else, I was born before I was born. I inherited the Holocaust experiences of my parents, even though I was born in freedom, and here in America. I served for 30 years at the University of Cincinnati, retired once, then served for a decade at Xavier, and retired a second time. Now, I am pursuing projects that I am really excited about, and serving as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral. I am very eager to be one of the presenters at the Refresh Your Soul Conference on March 18 at the Cintas Center at Xavier. 

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Jay Kittenbrink is Easing into Retirement from Affordable Living by ERS

When the deal was done, and St. Paul Village became the third member of the ERS affordable living family, the CEO of ERS, Doug Spitler, sat down with Jay Kittenbrink.

Kittenbrink, a Madisonville native, had run his neighborhood’s largest retirement community for twenty-six years, with varying results. The buildings were growing old and tired. The people had stopped coming to rent the 80 efficiency units.

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A Conversation with Refresh Your Soul Keynote Kathryn Spink – First Meeting with Mother Teresa

Refresh Your Soul 2019 Keynote Speaker Kathryn Spink sat down with us (virtually) and answered a few of our questions.

 

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ERS's Great Gatsby Gala Raises Over $250K for Seniors

Episcopal Retirement Services’ Great Gatsby Gala on Sept. 20 was, to borrow a popular 1920s phrase, the berries!

More than 300 guests, many decked out in 1920s attire, were treated to an evening filled with live music, delicious food, silent auction, and dance performances, all emceed by WLWT-TV News Anchor Courtis Fuller.

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Affordable Living by ERS Community Marlowe Court Wins Award

Every day, we at Episcopal Retirement Services work hard to uphold our belief that older adults should live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment regardless of their financial situation.

But it’s not every day that we receive an award for those efforts. That’s why we’re so proud that Homebase Cincinnati honored us with its “Inspired Placemaking” award for the Marlowe Court community for limited-income seniors in Cincinnati’s College Hill neighborhood, which opened in May.

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