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Connecting with Nature: The Benefits of Horticultural Therapy at Marjorie P. Lee

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Enter ERS’s Horticultural Therapy program. Aimed at helping our community members remain healthy and independent, it is a natural extension of our commitment to the six dimensions of wellness and positive aging.

Here’s a closer look at why horticultural therapy matters, along with how we’re putting it to work at Marjorie P. Lee.

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Learn More About MPL’s Household Setting With Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas

Could your aging loved one benefit from quality, person-centered care in a household setting? If so, you likely have plenty of questions. We sat down with Marjorie P. Lee’s Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas, to address some of these concerns.

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What Kind of Care Does Your Aging Loved One Need?

Rising life expectancy in the U.S. means that Americans are living longer than ever before. But are they living better? The answer depends on whether they’re getting the right care as they age. Fortunately, today’s seniors have more options than ever before when it comes to senior living and personal care thanks to continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) like Marjorie P. Lee (MPL).

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Marjorie P. Lee & The Art of Hospitality with "Platinum" Service

When is retirement care a healthcare service, and when is it a hospitality service? There are, of course, aspects of both. Marjorie P. Lee and Episcopal Retirement Services have long pondered that question. And we keep coming back to the answer, "sometimes, and all the time."

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Holiday Gift Ideas for a Senior Loved One with Dementia

 

Do you have someone with dementia on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, you may be worried about finding the perfect present. Factor in the progressive nature of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and choosing something appropriate can be even more challenging.

To that end, we’ve created a holiday guide to gifts for seniors with dementia broken out by stage of the disease. Whether you're looking for something personal, practical, or in between, we've got a gift idea for you.

 

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Can Lifelong Learning Preserve Your Memory?

 

One of the keys to keeping your mind limber is regular mental exercise. Your muscles need physical training to stay strong; your brain needs to be stretched out, too!

One of the best ways to exercise your brain is to challenge it by learning a new skill. Research has shown is that seniors who continue to learn after retirement may experience a lower incidence rate of memory loss and cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 

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When Should Your Elderly Loved One Get on a Retirement Home Waitlist?

Baby Boomers have a lot on their plates. In addition to raising families and planning for their own retirements, many of them are also caring for aging loved ones. A common concern among this group of people known as the “sandwich generation”: What will happen when a parent is no longer able to live independently?

If you’re in this situation and wondering whether or not the time is right for your elderly loved one to put his or her names on a retirement home waitlist, here’s what you need to know.

 

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Short-Term Rehab vs. Straight Home: What's the Best Option for Your Elderly Client?

When elderly patients are discharged from the hospital following an injury, illness or surgery, they’re often faced with the decision of whether to recover in a short-term rehabilitation center, such as Marjorie P. Lee in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood, or at home.

Wondering which is better for your clients? Read on for a closer look at the pros and cons of short-term rehab versus rehabilitating at home.

 

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Marjorie P. Lee Master Plan Renovations Reach the Halfway Point

We’ve reached a milestone here at Marjorie P. Lee senior living community: Our $20 million, three-year master plan renovation project has reached its halfway point.

Residents who need rehabilitation care will begin moving into MPL’s Shaw building as soon as inspectors give the green light, and then work will begin on Lee Gardens and Armstein House.

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MPL Residents Get Each Other Singing With the Java Memory Care Program

(Photos: Gary Kessler)

Here at Marjorie P. Lee, we offer a full suite of person-centered cognitive therapies for our residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s called Living Well Memory Support, and it’s one of the most comprehensive suites of memory care programs in the Cincinnati area.

And while you may have heard of art therapy or music therapy programs for seniors, these aren’t your typical therapies. Today, we’re proud to tell you more about our Java Memory Care program.

 

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