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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.

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Does Volunteering Help You Age Positively?

Evidence attesting to the profound payoffs of volunteering continues to mount. In fact, when it comes to positive aging and enhanced well-being, there may be no better way for seniors to set themselves up for success than by spending time helping other people. At Deupree House and Deupree Cottages, we’re committed to supporting our community members as they strive to lead more engaged and fulfilling lives. One way we do this? By facilitating plenty of volunteering opportunities.

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Introducing Gigi Deupree: How In-Residence Pets Help Seniors Age Positively

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you’re probably already aware of the amazing ability of furry, feathered, and four-footed friends to make life better. In fact, a growing body of research points to the many health benefits of pet ownership for seniors.

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Embracing Technology & Lifelong Learning in Deupree House's iPhone & iPad Class

Tech adoption among older adults is on the rise, and for a good reason: technology opens the door to many exciting opportunities, including everything from the ability to connect with far-off loved ones to senior health trackers. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of technology for seniors, along with an overview of a Deupree House class designed to help community members make the most of these valuable tools. 

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An Inside Look at Deupree House's Horticultural Therapy Program

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Enter ERS’s Horticultural Therapy program. Aimed at helping our community members remain healthy and independent, it is a natural extension of our commitment to the six dimensions of wellness and positive aging.

Here’s a closer look at why horticultural therapy matters, along with how we’re putting it to work in the Deupree House community.

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Deupree House's Cures for Cabin Fever

Spring is upon us! And while there may still be a nip in the air, Deupree House is ready to get out and about. The best part? Cincinnati is home to an abundance of fun and senior-friendly things to do. Here’s a closer look at a few activities our community members have or will be doing throughout March, along with how events like these are an essential part of Deupree House’s commitment to healthy aging.

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How Deupree House's Six Dimensions of Wellness Enrich Body, Mind and Spirit

Wellness is an imperative at Deupree House. And while we believe that healthy living and positive aging is an individual responsibility, we also take great pride in supporting all of our community members in achieving their health and wellness goals. Enter our innovative “Six Dimensions of Wellness" philosophy.

Here’s a closer look at the six elements incorporated into this model, why they matter and how they’re interwoven into everyday living at Deupree House.

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How New Tech Can Make Life Easier for Older Adults

Technological advancements have dramatically changed how we live today. And while we often think of technology as the domain of young people, the truth is seniors have plenty to gain from getting in on the action. Here’s a closer look at how technology can help make your life simpler, safer and more satisfying.

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How Seniors Can Avoid Digital Frauds and Scams

The holidays are quickly approaching, but they won’t be merry and bright for all. Why not? Because fraud attempts skyrocket by 30 percent during the peak holiday season, according to data from ACI Worldwide.

And while identity theft can strike anyone, people 65 and older are especially vulnerable. U.S. Senator Susan Collins has called elder financial fraud a “growing epidemic,” while the U.S. Federal Trade Commision (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has said, “Many seniors spend lifetimes building credit and saving money for their golden years, but the identity thieves steal their hard-earned savings or ruin their reputations.”

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Senior Snowbird Checklist: How to Protect Your Nest

Do you make like a bird and fly south every winter? If so, your departure won’t exactly be carefree. After all, there are many considerations to cover before you head out of town. Keeping track of all of these things can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve prepared this handy checklist of snowbird home tips for seniors looking to protect their nests while they’re out of town.

 

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Beautiful New Pavilion Opens at Deupree Cottages Nursing Home

This summer, much more than bees were buzzing in the courtyard of Deupree Cottages, Episcopal Retirement Services’ skilled nursing home in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

The sights and sounds of sawing, drilling, and hammering were seen and heard for many days as the outdoor space had a complete makeover. Residents were able to see a brand-new pavilion take shape as the seasons changed from spring to summer and now fall. The pavilion was finished and celebrated at a ribbon cutting in September.

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