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Interested in Senior Living? Join the “Home-A-Rama” at Deupree House Next Month

Posted by Kristin Davenport

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

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So, you’re a senior living in Cincinnati. You’re approaching retirement and looking to worry less about the tasks of daily life. You’re starting to research local retirement communities, but you’re worried that your new apartment won’t have the same amenities and comforts you’ve grown accustomed to at your current home. You’re also worried the new apartment won’t feel like “you.” What do you do? 

You schedule a tour.

The Importance of Touring Retirement Communities

Tours give you something that a website and social media can’t: an inside look at a retirement community and everything it has to offer. For example, it allows you to explore floor plans, meet the staff, interact with residents, and even taste the meals. You can also vividly imagine what it’d be like to live in that space—including not only how you would spend your days but also how you’d decorate the apartment and arrange your belongings. If you have special circumstances, a tour also gives you an opportunity to learn how the retirement community will accommodate those needs. 

At Deupree House in Hyde Park, we welcome all those interested in senior living to tour our campus. You can schedule an independent tour with our Community Relations Director, Gini Tarr, or you can attend an innovative event later this month, known as “Home-A-Rama.”  

Home-A-Rama at Deupree House

Recently, our staff planned a fun and entertaining home tour for guests to get a glimpse of many of our senior living apartments.

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“The tour of homes was a rare chance to see a variety of floor plans that are already beautifully furnished,” said Maddie Rosenberger, our events coordinator. “In addition to seeing residents’ homes, the staff-led tours were buzzing with excited guests who wanted to see more of what our community offers residents.”

Home tours are, in essence, are all about exploring interior design styles, extraordinary finishes, and furnishings. Whether guests of the home tour were already on the waiting list for an apartment or just dreaming about it, the event offered a peek at the beautiful homes of Deupree House.

Cece Mooney enjoyed the opportunity to entertain. “I was glad to offer my home as part of the tour, and show what senior living is like at Deupree House,” she said.

While Deupree House offers standard design packages of carpet, paint, and cabinetry, there are many residents who like to customize their homes to meet their needs and tastes. Deupree House residents love to show off their homes and meet the visitors.

“There were so many visitors who I knew. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new people,” said Deupree House resident Glenna Light.

The popularity of the event was notable, and it is scheduled again for December 5th from 2-4 p.m. We will be showing apartments in Deupree House I & II. We will also have vendors including Moving Matters, Everything But the House, Realtor, and Legacies there to explain how they can help you transition into senior living. 

To add your name to the guest list, contact Maddie Rosenberger at 513-878-2422 or mrosenberger@erslife.org.

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Kristin Davenport

Written by: 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.

Topics: Planning Ahead, Deupree House, retirement community, senior living, home tour

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