Maple Knoll Village

Survey Says: Deficient Free!

One of the highest confirmations of quality service is for a healthcare facility to receive a deficiency-free survey from the State Department of Public Health. Maple Knoll Village is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2012 annual state survey. This is an unusually outstanding accomplishment. The achievement is made possible by the daily commitment and dedication of an exceptional administration and staff.

Maple Knoll Communities Recognizes Donors and Volunteers After Successful Annual Fund Campaign

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider in Springdale, is dedicated to supporting older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives so they can live life the way they want to in retirement.

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, three affordable HUD Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.

In 1989, Maple Knoll Communities started an Annual Fund Drive to support their Future Care Fund. The Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program, was the solution for some of Maple Knoll’s residents who were experiencing financial worries. No resident has ever been asked to leave if she/he has depleted their financial resources. The Future Care Fund gives residents the security of knowing they will always have a home. Throughout the years fundraising efforts have expanded to include programming support for Sycamore Senior Center, WMKV 89.3 & 89.9FM Radio and The Maple Knoll Montessori Program.

Each year a campaign theme and goal are set to raise money for The Future Care Fund. With a theme of “Soaring to New Heights” the goal was set at $1,100,000 for the 2014 campaign. John Bloomstrom, Maple Knoll Board Member and Annual Fund Chair lead staff and 22 resident, community and board member volunteers in a tireless effort to make the goal. Maple Knoll Communities is proud to announce that over 2,087 donors helped reach $1,728,076 million in contributions.
On September 9th, 2014 Maple Knoll recognized donors and volunteers with an auditorium full of balloons and an ice cream social and program announcing the campaign results. With ice cream sponsored by Cincinnati Eye Institute and music provided by WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM, a great evening was had by all. Thank you to all of those who allowed us to “Soar to New Heights” and help make The 2014 Maple Knoll Communities Annual Fund a success!
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For information on Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. or how to support the Maple Knoll Annual Fund please call 513.782.2423 or visit our website at

Growing Meals on Wheels program at Sycamore Senior Center seeks volunteers

As the elderly population continues to grow so does the need for Meals on Wheels services in the Cincinnati suburbs. “We currently deliver meals on over 20 routes each day and we depend on driver volunteers to make that happen.” said Bonnie Dwyer, the Sycamore Senior Center Volunteer Coordinator, “We’re seeing a growing need in the Roselawn, Sharonville, Glendale, Forest Park, Greenhills, Hartwell, Brentwood areas.”

Over the years, Sycamore’s Meals on Wheels program has expanded its services to include special menu choices that meet dietary restrictions and more flexibility in the delivery of meals. Clients can now select which meals get delivered and they can also have a choice for which days they receive their meals.

“Delivering meals to the elderly and disabled is an extremely rewarding experience that doesn’t require a lot of time,” said Ms. Dwyer. Most volunteers offer one or two hours per week Monday through Friday to deliver meals to approximately 12 to 15 homes on a route.

Ms. Holloway also wants to be sure that seniors and the disabled from Loveland all the way down to Deer Park are aware that this service is available to them. If you would like more information about the Meals on Wheels program or to volunteer, call Bonnie Dywer or the Outreach Coordinator Rod Torbert at 513-984-1234.

The mission of the Sycamore Senior Center is to assist older adults to live their lives with independence and dignity for as long as possible in the environment of their own homes. Our mission is achieved through wellness activities, transportation, home-care, nutrition, volunteer and social services.

Membership for Sycamore Senior Center is $30.00 annually. Membership is not required to participate in most of the Center’s activities or to receive any service, but your donation helps to underwrite the mission of the Center. Our newsletter provides up-to-date information on the Center’s programs. This publication can be picked up at the Center or mailed to your home. Other opportunities available through the Center are: Nutrition, Transportation, Social Service, Education, Recreation and Fitness, Maple Knoll Home Health Services and Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on Sycamore Senior Center please contact the Center at 513-984-1234 or visit our website at
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Maple Knoll Village residents show award winning talent

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is home to residents with a variety of incredible talents. Some of the residents showcase their creativity and talent in Leading Age Ohio’s annual art and writing show.

Leading Age Ohio includes nearly 300 nonprofit retirement organizations and service providers. The goal of Leading Age Ohio is to improve the quality of life for Ohio seniors that are cared for by their members. The annual art and writing show is one way Leading Age can do just that.

Maple Knoll Village residents jumped at the opportunity to creatively express themselves and 8 entries were submitted from the campus. Of these 8 entries 3 received awards!

Resident Nancy Cooley won first place with her poetry piece “Along the Beaver”. Jack Remington won first place in woven art with his piece titled “Summer’s Shadow Shawl”. Mary Lee Fay’s “Vegetable Wreath” piece won second place in the needle arts competition.

For more information on Maple Knoll Village’s art winners or Maple Knoll Village in general please call 513.782.2423.

Threshold Singers of Cincinnati Visit Maple Knoll Residents

The Threshold Singers of Cincinnati, a group of singers dedicated to signing for those struggling with difficult life circumstances, have been sharing their talent with those in the community for years. This talented and caring group has now decided to add the residents in the skilled nursing unit at Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, to the roster of those they visit.

The talented group has been together for ten years, and focus primarily on singing for those going through an illness and those near death. This group of women has been directed by Faith Lester and Kathy Mahony for the past seven years.

The group has been visiting Maple Knoll for the past 3 months and visit every other week.

L,ester said “Maple Knoll is such a beautiful place and friendly atmosphere. To us, this outreach is our calling and we love sharing it here.”

Chaplain of Maple Knoll, Nancy Vilaboy said the residents love it. She shared a story of one resident who was hesitant until she heard singing in the next room, then asked for the singers to be sent to her room next. Now she never wants them to leave.

The Threshold Singers is a national group with smaller chapters, such as the Cincinnati chapter. Most songs are written by members.

If patients like to sing, the group will invite them to sing along.

The group encourages people to join the choir. Rehearsals are twice monthly. Interested singers can contact them by calling 513-260-5695 or by emailing

WMKV Radio Station to Hold Eighteenth Annual Golf Classic

The radio station at Maple Knoll Village will hold its eighteenth annual golf tournament on Monday August 25, 2014 at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati.

With the help of sponsors throughout Cincinnati, all proceeds from the golf outing will go to WMKV at Maple Knoll Village. The cost is $175 per golfer, which covers green fees and cart, boxed lunch, cocktails and a dinner reception with a silent auction. Golfers will play in teams of four.

Lunch will be at noon, with a shotgun start following, at 1 p.m. Cocktails will begin at 5:30, followed by dinner, a reception and awards.

Registration can be completed by invitation, or by calling the Maple Knoll Development Department at 513-782-8629. Spots fill up fast, and registration must be completed by August 15. Individual golfers are welcome and will be placed in a foursome. Those unable to golf may make a donation to WMKV. Options to sponsor the golf outing are also available.

Maple Knoll Communities Inc. receives 2014 Ohio Excellence Award

Maple Knoll Communities Inc., a non-profit, continuum of care services provider for older adults in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected for the 2014 Ohio Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).
Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, three affordable HUD Senior Living Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.

Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Ohio is renowned for.

Maple Knoll Communities Inc. has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Ohio.

The USTCI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.
Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

To learn more about The 2014 Ohio Excellence Award or Maple Knoll Village please contact 513.782.2423.

“My Life” Summer Work Experience Successful at Maple Knoll
August 21, 2014, 2:34 pm
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ResCare Workforce Services, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency and the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners have developed the My Life Summer Work Experience program and it has been adopted by Maple Knoll Village.

The purpose of My Life is to provide work experience that is meaningful and valuable to young people to assist them in obtaining employment in the future. The way it works is that participating businesses receive employees at no cost to them. In addition, the employees gain skills and experiences to help them succeed in the future.

Maple Knoll adopted this program just this year. This summer they had 13 student interns obtained through the program in work areas such as home health, nursing, human resources, administration, and more.

Daric Freeman, a Maple Knoll intern in the My Life program said, “I have never experienced working in an office before and it is much different than I was used to. I want to be a physical therapist someday so it’s nice to have this opportunity and experience other sides of healthcare.”
All participants in the program must be 14 years or older. Once accepted into the program, employees work with professionals to obtain real work experience, designed to prepare them for future careers.

Maple Knoll will be continuing this program in the fall for a new set of employee interns.

Daric Freeman served as a   student intern with Home Health

Daric Freeman served as a student intern with Home Health


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