When researching senior care options for an aging loved one, the best way to compare potential retirement communities is to visit in-person. Traditional tours allow you to not only experience the culture and atmosphere of a community firsthand, but it also allows you to speak directly with residents and staff members.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused many retirement communities to limit, if not halt, in-person tours. Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) in Hyde Park, for example, is no exception. We have decided to rethink in-person tours in order to protect our residents and staff. However, we know a pandemic doesn’t stop Cincinnati seniors from needing high-quality care. That’s why we’ve leveraged technology to help you experience our community from the comfort of your home.
How to “Visit” Marjorie P. Lee From Home
1. Read Our Staff Interviews
A few times a year, Marjorie P. Lee hosts a Lunch and Learn event where prospective residents can get to know our staff and our community over a delicious meal. We’ve had to pause these events due to COVID-19, but we’ve found other ways to let Cincinnati seniors and their families meet our team.
In May, for example, we posted a virtual Lunch and Learn. The blog showcased four staff members from the Morris and Luther Households. In the article, each person introduces themselves, gives a fun fact about themselves, and explains their role in our Memory Support program.
We also regularly sit down with MPL staff for in-depth, one-on-one discussions about different areas of the retirement community as well as senior care tips. Most recently, we spoke with our Administrator of Health Services, Stephanie Antoun; our Community Relations Manager, Karen Christopher; and our Wellness Director, Chloe Hough. Reading these interviews is a great way to learn more about the MPL family!
If you’re looking for ways to stay active as well as meet the MPL family, Chloe has also been sharing wellness tips that you can practice at home! Check out her most recent post, "Important Home Exercises for Seniors." We also regularly post exercise tutorials on our YouTube channel.
2. Take a Virtual Tour
We at Marjorie P. Lee are proud to offer a variety of living arrangements to meet our residents’ unique needs. We have studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, each blending comfort with style. All of our floor plans are available on our website for you to browse at your leisure, so you can get a better sense of our amenities.
For an even more in-depth look at our premier retirement community, we also offer virtual tours that give you a 360-degree view of our lobby, library, garden, fitness center, and more! You can “walk” through the campus and get a real feel for our common areas — all without getting up from your couch.
3. Listen to Our Podcast
Interviews and virtual tours allow you to learn more about the Marjorie P. Lee campus and staff — but what about residents? We know that one benefit of an in-person tour is getting to speak with seniors who currently live in our community. Fortunately, there are ways you can hear from residents without actually visiting our campus.
The Linkage Podcast is a brand new weekly show created to address the issues and interests of older adults, providing a link between Episcopal Retirement Services’ (ERS) programs and communities. Each episode features interviews with residents from Marjorie P. Lee, our sister campus Deupree House, or other ERS communities. Hosts Bryan Reynolds and Kristin Davenport also speak with President and CEO Laura Lamb about the week’s updates. Tune in every week to hear what residents love most about living in an ERS community like Marjorie P. Lee.
Even if you can’t visit us in person, there are plenty of ways to see how Marjorie P. Lee can significantly improve your loved one’s outlook and quality of life. Have a specific question about our senior care options? Make sure to call Karen Christopher at (513) 506-2841 or fill out our contact form.