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Caption: A photo of the upcoming Scheper Ridge Community in Florence, KY. 

Here at ERS, seniors must have access to safe, comfortable, and affordable living situations. Whether that’s a retirement community, a patio home, or an apartment, we believe that older adults should feel at home in their neighborhood and community. Episcopal Retirement Services owns or operates 27 different affordable living communities for seniors around the Southwestern Ohio area and Kentucky, Indiana, and elsewhere in Ohio.

We’re always expanding our reach and providing more and more access to seniors in the area who need this housing. ERS currently has six more affordable living projects in the works, including two in Kentucky. These projects will provide more residential options for seniors, especially those in low-income areas. Once they’re completed, ERS will be able to offer 1,800 units to seniors in need of affordable living options.

Scheper Ridge

Scheper-Ridge-DJI_0751Scheper Ridge is a new affordable living community named after retired ERS CFO Paul Scheper and coming to Florence, Kentucky. Once the community is completed, it will have 48 apartments (29 one-bedroom and 19 two-bedroom options), a community space, and recreational areas. 

This project recently received a $1 million grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. Construction has officially started, and the building is being developed by The Model Group, which has been a long-standing partner of ERS. They work tirelessly to transform communities in Cincinnati positively, and we are grateful for them.

The Manse

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Renovation is still underway at The Manse, but it’s expected to be completed in March of 2021. It always feels so exciting when we close into the last few months of a major project! 

When complete, The Manse will provide 90 low-income senior apartments in Walnut Hills. For the seniors who will live there, their home extends far beyond the apartment. It includes the community gathering spaces, the fitness center, and the outdoor grounds they can enjoy and share with their neighbors.

Madison Villa

ERS recently completed all the significant physical and cultural changes we had planned for the Madison Villa community! These changes have already begun improving residents’ quality of life, and we are excited to see how they continue to do so in the future. 

Residents of Madison Villa have the benefit of being close to Madisonville and surrounding neighborhoods while still feeling safe and secure in this community. The renovation was designed to update the space to make it better, brighter, and more inviting. Residents love visiting the community areas, shared spaces, and connecting with others.

Prairie Oaks Village

Renovations to Prairie Oaks Village began this summer and are set to continue into 2021. We plan to update 74 apartments, as well as the common spaces in the Prairie View building. We’re also in the process of upgrading many structural pieces, like plumbing and new flooring and installing kitchens into many apartments for the first time. 

There’s so much opportunity in this community. Our goal is to make this community the last, and only place seniors will live so they can age in place.

Westminster Court

Our project at Westminster Court is underway, but we’re still in the process of securing final funding for it. So far, we’ve received four awards for this project and are looking forward to finalizing the rest of the financing and completing it. “I can’t wait to see it all completed, and the residents who live there finally have beautiful and safe apartments,” says Kathy Ison-Lind, Vice President of Affordable Living and In-Home Services. 

We are so thrilled to be making excellent progress on our affordable living projects, but we’re most excited for the residents who will soon be able to move in with us. By refreshing amenities, providing more community spaces, and being thoughtful in all of our updates, we know seniors will love these new and renovated apartments. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make progress on all of our projects! To make a generous gift that will help us continue to expand our affordable living communities, click the button below.  

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Kristin Davenport
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January 12, 2021
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s 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 is passionate about making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city. She is a Lead SAIDO Learning Supporter and a member of the ‘Refresh Your Soul’ conference planning team at ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex, live in Lebanon, Ohio with their 2 daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon.

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