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At Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), we have always worked hard to ensure that older adults receive the respect they deserve as the unique and storied individuals that they have always been, regardless of their finances or aptitudes.

It has always been our mission to improve the lives of older adults—ever since we were founded in 1951. We work through our innovative living environments and in-home and community-based senior services to serve and advocate for seniors.

We believe that older adults of all abilities and incomes should have safe and comfortable housing.

That’s why our affordable retirement communities cater to independent older adults with limited financial resources. And we don’t see affordability as a reason to downgrade quality of life.

Affordable senior living at an ERH community provides income-qualified residents in Greater Cincinnati and southern Ohio with Housing and Urban Development sponsorship and a variety of amenities and services without a bank-busting price tag.

We’re working to meet a pressing need in the community.

Ten senior living communities already operate under the ERH banner, eight affordable living communities throughout southern Ohio and premier living in Hyde Park at Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee. Our in-home services like Meals on Wheels, which delivers 75,000 meals to seniors in Greater Cincinnati every year, and our geriatric care management program Living Well Senior Solutions, as well as our Parish Health Ministry partnerships with churches throughout Ohio, help us reach older adults outside of our senior living communities.

But with the number of older adults in America growing every day—a new American turns 65 roughly every 7 seconds— there is a growing crisis in senior housing.

One in four Ohio seniors over 65 live in substandard housing, and there are 10 eligible seniors for every subsidized apartment that comes on the market. Episcopal Retirement Homes is dedicated to rectifying this imbalance. Our affordable senior living communities are raising the bar. We provide low income housing that’s better than average— a place where Ohio seniors can live with dignity in a safe, enriching environment.

We’re celebrating affordable senior living and expanding our mission.

We’re always looking for ways to reach even more older adults—especially seniors with lower incomes. To that end, we recently held the first of what will become an annual celebration and fundraising event to support affordable housing for low income seniors in southern Ohio.

Thanks to the sponsorship of local businesses like Model Group and PNC Bank, the event was a rousing success.

The event on Friday May 31 drew an attendance of over 200 people and raised over $65,000 in support for Episcopal Retirement Homes programming and services. Peter Merten from RR Donnelley and Hyde Park’s Episcopal Church of the Redeemer was master of ceremonies at St. Paul Village in Madisonville where he hosted an evening full of education an entertainment.

The event featured a silent auction, informational video presentation on affordable living, and a pig roast, but the highlight of the evening was the light-hearted tribute to the retiring Reverend Canon Jim Hanisian.  As Vice President of Ministry and Compliance at Episcopal Retirement Homes, Rev. Hanisian has been one of the most outspoken champions of affordable senior living.

“We are very proud to be setting a new standard for housing for deserving seniors with limited incomes. It’s so rewarding to see our residents happy, healthy and thriving while they age in place at one of our communities,” Kathy Ison Vice president of Affordable Living and In-home Services said of the evening.

If you’d like more information about ERH or our affordable senior living communities, you can visit us online at, call us at 513.272.5555 ext. 4371, or download our Financial Answers eBook and start planning your affordable senior living today.


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Bryan Reynolds
June 14, 2013
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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