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Since 1963, Marjorie P. Lee has been a place of love and compassion where families in Cinc...

5 Questions to Ask When C...

What happens when an older parent or loved one is discharged from the hospital while recov...

What Is Compassion Fatigu...

If you’re a caregiver for an elderly loved one, you're undoubtedly aware of how demanding ...

How Marjorie P. Lee Resid...

The maintenance-free lifestyle of an Episcopal Retirement Services community means residen...

What Adult Children & The...

Surely you know about life insurance, and you likely have homeowner’s or renter’s insuranc...

How to Plan for Your Love...

The start of a new year is probably the most common time for goal setting and resolutions....

How to Prepare Your Senio...

Moving is never easy. However, for seniors and the people who love them, the move to long-...

How to Cheer Up Elderly L...

Long-term care communities can help seniors make the most of their golden years. Unfortuna...

Connecting with Nature: T...

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Ent...

Learn More About MPL’s Ho...

Could your aging loved one benefit from quality, person-centered care in a household setti...

Marjorie P. Lee Nears Com...

At Marjorie P. Lee (MPL), we are very aware that different people have different care need...

10 Warning Signs Your Agi...

Family gatherings provide a built-in opportunity to check up on elderly parents and other ...

Holiday Travel Tips for O...

Millions of people hit the roads, rails or airways every holiday season. If you’re traveli...

What Kind of Care Does Yo...

Rising life expectancy in the U.S. means that Americans are living longer than ever before...

When Should You Put Your ...

Baby boomers have a lot on their plates. In addition to raising families and planning for ...

Marjorie P. Lee & The Art...

When is retirement care a healthcare service, and when is it a hospitality service? There ...

What Is Catered Living fo...

Many Cincinnati seniors who are no longer able to live independently struggle with the dec...

5 Unexpected Trends in To...

The words “nursing home” often bring to mind thoughts of colorless, sterile and depressing...

When a Parent's Short-Ter...

For some seniors, short-term rehab can end up becoming a transition stage to long-term car...

7 Fun Things to Do With Y...

Need fun things to do with your aging loved one now that the weather is warming up? Look n...

Tablet Technology Debuts ...

Technology is changing the way we live. It helps us stay connected with loved ones—even wh...

Senior Fraud: How to Prot...

US Senator Susan Collins dubbed it a “growing epidemic.” The National Council on Aging (NC...

Meyer Family Rehabilitati...

Rehabilitation plays an invaluable role in helping seniors recovering from illnesses and i...

4 Steps to Take when Mom ...

  An estimated one in three Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dement...

What Are the Signs of "No...

  Greying and thinning hair. Reduced sight and reduced hearing. Bones becoming more brittl...

10 Questions to Ask When ...

When senior loved ones require more daily nursing care than they could safely receive at h...

Holiday Gift Ideas for a ...

  Do you have someone with dementia on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, you ma...

Six Flu Prevention Tips f...

While the flu can strike anyone, seniors are at increased risk — both for the disease and ...

Four Tips to Help Seniors...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and no matter just how delightful the fire may be, w...

Can Lifelong Learning Pre...

  One of the keys to keeping your mind limber is regular mental exercise. Your muscles nee...

When Should Your Elderly ...

Baby Boomers have a lot on their plates. In addition to raising families and planning for ...

Short-Term Rehab vs. Stra...

When elderly patients are discharged from the hospital following an injury, illness or sur...

Marjorie P. Lee Master Pl...

We’ve reached a milestone here at Marjorie P. Lee senior living community: Our $20 million...

MPL Residents Get Each Ot...

(Photos: Gary Kessler) Here at Marjorie P. Lee, we offer a full suite of person-centered c...

How To Spend Grandparents...

As Grandparents Day approaches on Sept. 9, you and your children may be interested in cele...

4 Steps for Safe Travel w...

If your parent is living with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia, you might think ...

6 Ways To Help Loved Ones...

(Photos: Gary Kessler) Of all the challenges that arise when a loved one has dementia, few...

3 Meaningful Ways to Enco...

In June, you may have seen people in Cincinnati wearing a lot of purple. Wonder why? June ...

At Marjorie P. Lee, Train...

Marjorie P. Lee's certified art therapist, Janet Kempf, helped develop the art therapy pro...

What's the Difference Bet...

Is your senior loved one starting to exhibit advanced symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia? It...

How to Cope With Feelings...

It can be hard to come to terms with a parent's age-related memory loss. It can be even mo...

Support for Family Member...

Dementia caregiving isn't an easy endeavor. As your loved one's disease progresses, it wil...

MPL Resident Dan Wheeler ...

In his career as a cognitive psychologist and University of Cincinnati professor, Dan Whee...

Marjorie P. Lee Staff Lea...

If you’ve attended our Refresh Your Soul dementia caregiving conference either of the past...

How to Help A Loved One K...

  Aging is inevitable. No one ever said it was easy. As our senior loved ones' bodies and ...

What You Need to Know Abo...

  For seniors, healthy aging isn't just dependent upon their physical health. It's also de...

How Families & Seniors Ca...

  Age-related memory loss is disconcerting enough. Memory loss due to Alzheimer's or other...

What is the Psychology of...

  "Think positive, and you'll feel positive," many positive aging experts say. We can obse...

5 Healthy Aging Resources...

  We've talked a lot lately about ways that people and organizations in Cincinnati can pro...

What's Happening at Marjo...

Where does the time go? 2017 got by us quickly, didn't it, Cincinnati seniors? But 2018 pr...

3 Promising New Therapies...

  The wonderful thing about science is that it's never finished. The pursuit of knowledge ...

Memory Care vs. Assisted ...

  So, just what is the difference between assisted living and memory care? Our memory care...

Tips on Spending the Holi...

  For family caregivers of seniors with dementia or age-related memory loss, the winter ho...

What's Happening at Marjo...

Well, Cincinnati seniors, we made it. Here we are once again at the end of the year. The s...

The Top 7 Causes of Memor...

It can be disconcerting to realize you have a gap in your memory or to notice it in someon...

When You Need to Worry Ab...

You’re in a rush, stressed out and running late on an already-busy day. Now, you’re on you...

4 Brain-Enhancing Foods T...

There are many claims out there — on click-bait websites, on Facebook and Twitter, in radi...

What's Happening at Marjo...

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is almost here and here at our Cincinnati retirement communit...

Why You Need a Transition...

  If your elderly loved one is living with advanced age-related dementia or Alzheimer’s di...

4 Ways Seniors Can Keep T...

Although there are quite a few myths about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care floating ...

How to Help an Elderly Lo...

Depression is a common problem among older adults and it’s one that, unfortunately, doesn’...

3 Myths About Alzheimer's...

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia disorders, plenty of myths, misconceptio...

How to Talk to a Loved On...

It can be disconcerting to observe memory changes in an aging parent or loved one. Noticin...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  Boo! Here we are in October. The leaves are turning brilliant colors, there’s a chill in...

How to Create a Caregivin...

If you've recently found yourself in the position of having to care for an elderly loved o...

10 Simple Steps for Preve...

As we roll into September, we here at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community want to help yo...

What's Happening at Marjo...

Welcome to (almost) autumn! It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already over three-quarters ...

Caregiver Burnout: Learn ...

Burnout and empathy fatigue are significant challenges for family caregivers and professio...

Download These Apps If Yo...

We know that digital technology is revolutionizing elder care. Today, it’s easier than eve...

Checklist: How to Choose ...

Maybe you’re having back or neck surgery to correct years of damage and chronic pain. Or y...

Donors Turn Innovative Vi...

You’ve probably been following all our updates about the planned renovations here at Marjo...

What's Happening at Marjo...

🌕 🌖 🌗 🌘 🌑 🌒 🌓 🌔  Total Solar Eclipse - August 21st August at the Marjorie P. Lee R...

How to Avoid Arguing with...

Usually, brothers and sisters are helpful sources of support for family caregivers. But no...

Feeling Guilty While Cari...

Mom’s calling from upstairs again. For goodness’ sakes, I was just up there! Now she needs...

How to Know  When It's Ti...

When you’re a senior care provider, you find that people often ask your opinion about deci...

5 Questions to Ask When C...

When a senior loved one is diagnosed with age-related dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, cho...

What's Happening at Marjo...

(Join us in the Chapel, this and every Wednesday afternoon, for Yoga with Patty.) Happy 4t...

[QUIZ]: How Much Do You K...

As we get ready for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual fundraising and awareness event, ...

MPL Hosts Semi-Final of L...

Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community is honored to have been chosen by LeadingAge Ohio to ...

Updates on the Marjorie P...

(Inspiring Minds Through Art — a visual art therapy program which pairs residents with vol...

What's Happening at Marjo...

(Group Outing: Thursday June 22nd, Cincinnati Opera’s performance of La Boheme ) The summe...

Watch Out for These 5 War...

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Why do we need a month dedicated to rai...

Do You Know All the Ways ...

Osteoporosis, or brittle bones, is a serious problem for many seniors living in Cincinnati...

7 Tips to Help Your Older...

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. And we need such a month, because strokes and othe...

What to Say — and NOT Say...

When relatives or friends are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia disorde...

What to Expect When You G...

It’s been quite a journey. You’ve made it through a major surgery or illness, spent days, ...

How to Pay for Care for a...

If you have an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, you’re first concerned with...

How to Tell the Differenc...

Forgetfulness is common among elderly people. But how can you tell the difference between ...

What's Happening in May a...

Here we are in May. Hard to believe that 2017 is almost half over, isn’t it? But we’re kee...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  Batter up! If you’re a senior living in Cincinnati, you know that April means it’s . . ....

Four Developments Shaping...

Dementia care and memory support have historically been difficult to provide. Alzheimer’s ...

How to Tell the Differenc...

Forgetfulness is common among elderly people. But how can you tell the difference between ...

Your First 4 Steps After ...

An estimated one in three American seniors are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s dise...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  March has roared in like a lion to Cincinnati this year, as the saying goes, with some c...

4 Tips for Coping with Ca...

Stress and fatigue can be significant challenges for people who provide care for seniors w...

How to Keep Your Elderly ...

  If you’re the adult child or part-time caregiver of a senior living in Cincinnati, how c...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s almost Mardi Gras, and after that, spring is just ar...

Is Mom Battling the Winte...

  Many Midwesterners experience the winter blues. The days are short, cold and gray. Peopl...

National Glaucoma Awarene...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we thought we should take a moment today ...

6 Ways Seniors Can Live a...

Many seniors living in Cincinnati today have chronic heart disease. Indeed, much of the su...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  (March of the Penguins will be shown in the Event Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.) H...

4 Things Cincinnati Senio...

It’s flu season in Cincinnati. Although influenza is present year-round in the environment...

4 Holiday Gift Ideas for ...

What do you get for a Cincinnati senior who resides in assisted living? It can be quite a ...

What's Happening at Marjo...

    Here we are, at the end of the year. And what a year it’s been. The staff and resident...

Make the Most of Thanksgi...

Holidays can be times of sadness for your elderly parents or other loved ones, especially ...

3 Ways to Help Caregivers...

People who serve as caregivers for the elderly have a lot to deal with. That’s especially ...

3 Findings in National Al...

Every November, we mark National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It was first designa...

What's Happening at Marjo...

  It’s the first week of November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! 🦃  We’re th...

Dan Wheeler Wins Accolade...

Marjorie P. Lee retirement community resident Dan Wheeler knows that no one can see everyt...

How You Can Help Your Eld...

Fall-related injuries are a significant concern for older people. About 1 in 4 Americans a...

What's Happening at Marjo...

Trick or treat! 🎃 It’s October, and that means it’s time for some spooky fun for seniors ...

Signs You Need Help Looki...

Full-time caregivers find themselves feeling guilty when they think about finding other ar...

4 Autumn Safety Considera...

The autumnal equinox is just days away. Seniors living in Cincinnati can expect cool, wet ...

8 Things Every Senior Sho...

You’re a senior who needs a hip or a knee replaced. Or you’re considering surgery to fix a...

What's Happening in Septe...

(Winton Woods group outing: Tue. September 20 - Photo credit: Sherry Lachelle) Here we are...

3 Ideas for Spending Nati...

Did you know that Sept. 11 is National Grandparents Day this year? In 1978, President Cart...

4 Reasons Your Parent Mig...

Seniors face a more significant risk of serious injuries or major illnesses than younger a...

3 Ways to Spend National ...

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that proclaimed Aug. 21 to be the annu...

6 Critical Health Screeni...

 For years, American women experienced disparities in the quality of their healthcare rela...

What's Happening at Marjo...

How to Keep Your Elderly ...

What's Happening at Marjo...

People are always asking us how we keep our residents entertained and enriched. It’s easy!...

4 Things to Know When Hel...

Humans have an innate love of telling and hearing stories. Why? It may have been born long...

WNKU’s Katie Laur on Her ...

 (Katie Laur at Washington Park, Cincinnati OH - 2012 / Photo credit: Jonathan Goolsby / T...

What We Can Learn from Ea...

 

Cincinnati Caregivers Fin...

Often, as we provide care to our senior loved ones, we forget to take care of ourselves. T...

Father's Day Ideas for Yo...

Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day. Are you stumped on a gift idea for your senior father or...

What's Happening in June ...

 

Plan a Patriotic Memorial...

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 30, and many Cincinnati families are planning coo...

What's Happening at Marjo...

A good retirement community is one that plans plenty for its residents to do. Here at Epis...

Mother's Day Gift Ideas f...

  This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Looking for ideas for your elderly mother or grandmother? I...

How to Cheer Up an Elderl...

For seniors recovering from surgery, illness or injury, short-term stays in rehab faciliti...

Everything You Need to Kn...

  What does a geriatric care manager bring to the table? It may seem like an extravagance,...

5 Spring Exercise Safety ...

Now that the weather is finally warming up and treacherous ice and snow are no longer a da...

What's Happening at Marjo...

If you're a senior living in Cincinnati, you probably know there are a lot of activities f...

Visiting Your Aging Paren...

  Are you visiting your elderly parents over Easter break, or planning a visit soon? If yo...

A Habit to Improve Your R...

The role reversal that often occurs between aging parents and adult children is awkward at...

Early Diagnosis of Depres...

Depression is one of the hardest things to witness in our aging parents, but unfortunately...

Is It Safe for My Aging P...

Strokes are not uncommon among the elderly. If one of your aging parents has had one, you ...

The Habits That Make Cari...

It happens to many of us: we watch a dear friend provide full-time care for aging parents,...

5 Questions That Should G...

Are you becoming increasingly responsible for the welfare of your aging parents? Although ...

3 Ways an Aging Parent's ...

After an illness or injury sends one of your aging parent into a short term rehab program,...

How Does Health Affect On...

As the child of aging parents, each passing year has probably brought more and more worrie...

5 Reasons To Not Be Sorry...

Do you often feel that you worry too much about your aging parents? Perhaps other family m...

What to Do When an Elderl...

Now that the chaotic holidays are behind us, time spent with your elderly loved ones confi...

There Are Big Things in S...

In the coming decades, American society will enter a time when our population will experie...

Marjorie P. Lee December ...

The holiday season is off to a bright start here at Marjorie P. Lee. We’ve got a whole mon...

Motion is Lotion: How Sit...

While physical rest and relaxation is integral to a healthy lifestyle, too much of a good ...

Coping with the Stress of...

As a member of the sandwich generation, you are surely feeling the squeeze of responsibili...

Dealing with Difficult De...

The holidays are wonderful times to share with family and friends.  However, for families ...

The Benefits of Cat Compa...

Social isolation can have a profound toll on older adults. Depression and loneliness set i...

Volunteering May Be the B...

When you meet older adults living in today’s retirement communities, they are so vital tha...

Remembering Pearl Harbor ...

This holiday season, one of the greatest gifts you can give to your elderly loved ones is ...

5 Warning Signs to Watch ...

Holiday family gatherings provide a great opportunity to check up on elderly parents and d...

Marjorie P. Lee November ...

November was a big month for us here at Marjorie P. Lee! Take a look at a few of the highl...

What to Expect from a Goo...

If an elderly loved one has recently suffered a stroke or heart attack or recently undergo...

This Is the Most Difficul...

End-of-life care is often treated as a taboo topic, but it may be one of the most importan...

5 Ways to Deal with Careg...

Remember those occasional days of despair from your time as a young parent? Those times wh...

Plan a Wellness Check on ...

As the holidays approach, it is easy to be distracted by the festivities. But if you have ...

Advice from the Caregiver...

Dealing with diabetes can be difficult because the symptoms of diabetes can begin innocent...

How to Choose the Right M...

 

4 Red Flags in Short Term...

If you're in the process of selecting a short-term rehab care facility for your loved one,...

What a Parent’s End-of-Li...

For many caregivers, the idea that they will one day find themselves sitting at a parent’s...

It’s Okay to Feel Conflic...

Role playing has been a favorite activity for generations of imaginative kids. Today, howe...

5 Signs Mom Needs New Den...

Dentures play a major role in senior health care today, offering a comfortable, natural-lo...

Bad Dentures Can Lead to ...

One of the most difficult changes to become accustomed to as we age is the loss of our nat...

Marjorie P. Lee October E...

There are big things brewing at Marjorie P. Lee this month! Take a look at a few things in...

3 Qualities to Look for i...

If you have never had occasion to visit anyone in a retirement community, you might only h...

Studies Show Over-Prescri...

Caring for an aging parent is a major responsibility; you have to make sure that mom and d...

It’s the Same Old News fo...

At a recent "hunger summit" meeting in Dallas, an offhand remark about the $90 billion eac...

What You Shouldn’t Ignore...

Choosing a short term rehab center is not exactly like booking a hotel for a business trip...

Make Mom's Home Recovery ...

The day your mother is well enough to leave a short term rehab facility and return home sh...

What Is Restless Legs Syn...

As we all age, our bodies, as well as our daily routines, change. Many older adults go thr...

When a Parent's Short-Ter...

For some seniors, short-term rehab can end up becoming a transition stage to long-term car...

What You Need to Know abo...

Celiac disease is a health condition that can afflict people who are already genetically p...

A Good Relationship with ...

When it comes to senior health care, the role of the pharmacist as a critical member of th...

What to Expect from Mom's...

Short term rehab is a familiar concept for many people, but you may not have heard about c...

5 Ways to Celebrate on Gr...

In the United States, the first Sunday after Labor Day is traditionally celebrated as Gran...

A No Nonsense Look at Med...

After a major surgery, serious health event, or long stay in a hospital, many seniors requ...

3 Things That Make Women’...

Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives eac...

4 Ways To Be Supportive D...

After an illness or accident which requires your mother to be admitted into a short term r...

5 Places Seniors Can Find...

If you’re a senior living in Cincinnati, and you’re looking for some great restaurants to ...

4 FAQs about Paying for a...

Short term rehab programs are a wonderful way to help your loved one regain function and i...

Senior Health Care Can Be...

Spending time in the hospital doesn't have to be a scary experience. In some cases, it can...

Short-Term Rehab Isn't Ju...

  When a parent or other elderly loved one is admitted to short term rehab, you will both ...

5 Reasons Seniors Should ...

Every year, 7.6 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters. 2.7 million of those pets wil...

Treat People Living With ...

Here’s Why Self-Esteem Is...

Typically, when people speak of self esteem, they are talking about kids, teens, and young...

3 Things to Do on Parent’...

Parent's Day, observed on July 26, is an excellent time to say thank you to the ones that ...

Senior Care on the Road: ...

Your relationship with your parents means the world to you, so you want them to enjoy a fa...

Helping an Elderly Parent...

A critical, and often over looked, component of senior care is to assure that elderly love...

Is Mom Really Safe in Her...

While many older adults live in senior apartments and enjoy it, it often takes a few years...