Our Cincinnati Legacy.
The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community is proud to be on the cutting edge of senior living. We’ve been serving the Cincinnati community since we first opened our doors in 1963, but our story goes back farther than that.
When Eleanor Holmes first began to advocate for senior care in post-war Cincinnati, her platform was soon taken up by local philanthropists who helped to establish the Memorial Homes Foundation (which was eventually changed to Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc. in 1985).
By 1951, 20 ladies were being cared for in Clifton at the Theodore Irving Reese home, whose board of directors included the eponymous Marjorie Purves Lee.
When Mrs. Lee was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she requested that her husband continue her work for “her dear ladies” at the Reese Home. Following her death, Charles Lee honored his wife’s request by funding the construction of a new and better facility that would provide a home-like atmosphere where the dignity and choice of the individual would be respected.
Marjorie P. Lee Opens its Doors in 1963.
The ladies from the Reese Home were moved into a brand new facility for 60 residents, built on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park. And so our community was born.
But we didn’t stop there. We’ve continued to grow and have never wavered from our mission to set the standard for gracious senior living and care.
In 1968, our then executive director Rev. Kenneth E. Clarke initiated a program of outreach services at Marjorie P. Lee which resulted in the founding of the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, and throughout the next several decades we continued to expand and improve our communities to meet the growing demand for our gracious senior living and person-centered care.
Marjorie P. Lee in 2013
Today, our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides a tiered approach to caring for elders, accommodating residents’ changing needs. No matter what kind of community you’re looking for, at Marjorie P. Lee, we have it— independent living apartments, assisted living apartments with daily care, a skilled nursing facility for both short- and long-term care, or specialized memory support apartments for residents with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive conditions.
It’s all right here if you need it.
Our promise, your future.
Our residents find real security and peace-of-mind from a very simple promise in their resident agreement: you will never be asked to leave for financial reasons. It’s an important benefit from Episcopal Retirement Homes-- a promise we have kept for 60 years and made possible by our sound financial management and substantial endowment. There is no up-front deposit, entrance fee or long-term contract required.
Marjorie P. Lee in the Future.
Marjorie P. Lee is a legacy born from the combined vision or two extraordinary women and refined through more than 60 years of innovation. As the flagship of the Episcopal Retirement Homes, we continue to strive to be the touchstone of gracious senior living.
We’ll never stop striving for excellence, and our efforts are gaining serious recognition in the Cincinnati community (including The Readers’ Choice award through the Enquirer Community Press and Top Places to Work for the past 3 years from Enquirer Media), strong Medicare ratings for our care centers, and high scores in both resident and staff satisfaction surveys.
We provide person-centered care that makes a difference.
At Marjorie P. Lee we’re living well into the future. We continue to grow as a community as we look ahead, and we would love to have you join us.
Why don’t you take our introductory tour to see why people are talking about us. Marjorie P. Lee might be the right community for you.