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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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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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Watch Out For These 8 Retirement Community Warning Signs

Many considerations go into choosing senior living arrangements. Just as important as knowing what you want from a community is knowing what you don’t want. Keeping an eye out for these eight warning signs can help you make informed decisions when evaluating retirement communities.

 

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When Should You Get On a Senior Living Waitlist?

For many healthy and active older people, the prospect of moving into a senior living community seems like a far-off concern. However, even if you still have years of living on your own ahead of you, it can be a wise decision to get on a waitlist for the senior living community of your choosing. Here’s a closer look at why sooner than later is better when it comes to this important decision. 

 

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Seven Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Senior drivers have it better today than they did in the past. Better cars, better health and better roads all add up to more years behind the wheel for many older adults, whether they’re living in their own homes or in retirement communities.

However, this doesn’t mean it’s business as usual for senior drivers. If you’re an older driver who hopes to hold onto your keys for a few years longer without compromising your own safety or the safety of others, follow these seven driving tips for seniors.

 

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Dining Out? Follow These Eight Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

It seems like a hot new restaurant is opening every other day in Cincinnati. And here at Deupree House, our residents love taking trips to check them out.  

The bad news about all of these delicious options: Making healthy choices is hard enough on its own, and when you factor in dining out, the challenges grow. The good news: It is possible to eat healthy at the hottest new restaurants.

Read on for a roundup of eight tips aimed at helping seniors enjoy all of the satisfaction of eating out without sabotaging their dietary goals.

 

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Are You A Senior Planning to Sell Your Home? Don't Make These 8 Mistakes

If you’re a senior in Cincinnati who’s thinking about simplifying your life by selling your home and moving into a retirement community like Deupree House, now’s a great time to start taking steps to list your home.

Cincinnati is a seller’s market at the moment, but that doesn’t mean homeowners have an easy road ahead of them when it comes to getting top dollar. In fact, regardless of the market, several common mistakes can end up costing you. Position yourself for success when selling your home by avoiding these eight common pitfalls.

 

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How to “Do Something Grand” This Grandparents Day

Did you know that this year marks the 40th anniversary of National Grandparents Day? It became official with a proclamation by President Carter in 1978, when he encouraged grandchildren to visit with their grandparents and learn from their life wisdom. Observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 9 this year.

Grandparents Day may not be as widely celebrated as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but that’s no reason not to celebrate it in a meaningful way. In fact, there’s now an entire organization, Generations United, that encourages everyone to “do something grand” for Grandparents Day.

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How Active Cincinnati Seniors Can Beat The Heat This Summer

How do you plan to beat the heat during the dog days of summer? Even if temperatures aren’t high on average, Cincinnati has been known to have sweltering days. Particularly given the recent round of heat waves, you need to protect yourself from potentially dangerous conditions.

Follow these suggestions to stay safe and cool during even the hottest days in Cincinnati, all while enjoying everything our fair city has to offer:

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