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 Village Hosting Community Holiday Bazaar

Are you looking for that unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one that you just can’t find? The Maple Leaf Auxiliary at Maple Knoll Village will be hosting another successful Annual Holiday Bazaar right before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Residents and volunteers of Maple Knoll Village are busy preparing crafts and other treasures for buyers to snatch up.

The Bazaar will take place on Friday, November 13th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 14th from 10am to 2pm. People return each year to shop for unique gifts including hand-woven items, art, ceramics, floral arrangements, jewelry, and holiday crafts and collectibles.

The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center will be selling popcorn throughout the event, WMKV will be selling classic radio CDs and more and the Maple Knoll Café is open and will feature specials just for the bazaar. In recent years, The Maple Leaf Auxiliary added raffle baskets,

Last year's sale was a success!

Last year’s sale was a success!

split the pot, scratch offs, employee vendor booths, and even a vintage venue. All of these will be back again this year.

For those also interested in learning more about Maple Knoll Village, campus wide tours will be offered on Friday, November 13th from 1-3pm. Newly renovated and customized villas and apartments will be available to be shown.

This fun filled Holiday Bazaar takes place in the Maple Knoll Auditorium at 11100 Springfield Pike in Springdale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Kammer at 513.782.2420.

Sycamore Senior Center partners with Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition for Arts and Wellness Day

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of members, staff and guests. One way they are able to do so is through a friendship with The Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition which allows Sycamore to be the site for a fun filled Art Day.

Instructor Amy Dennison will lead those in attendance in a full day of activities which include: Upcycled Instrument Making, Instrument Petting Zoo with CCM, New Horizons Orchestra members, Bhutanese/Nepali Teen Dance Group,Sycamore Senior Center Choir performance and HealthRHYTHMS.

Upcycled Instruments is a particularly interesting program and Amy has been creating instruments out of trash for over 30 years. The process is great for the environment, while encouraging creativity and critical thinking, hallmarks of the 21st century learning framework. Make a rainstick, frame or ocean drum! Build some simple shakers and a wind instrument. You’ll have your own band, or if you lead drum circles, a great addition to your instrument collection!

It is guaranteed to be a fun-filled day to enjoy with friends and family of all ages. Learn a few dance moves from Bhutanese/Nepali dancers, and join in singing with the Sycamore older adult choir. Reservations are required. Lunch will be available for a donation of $3. If you wish to make a frame or ocean drum, or rainstick, please indicate which one in your reservation. Cost to make a drum or rainstick is $5 per instrument. Other instruments are no charge. Payment is due at the workshop.

The event will take place on November 14th, 2015 from 10:30am-3:00pm at the Sycamore Senior Center located at 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. For more information or to reserve your spot today please call 513.315.7393 or email

Sycamore Senior Center was able to be a part of this program thanks to a partnership with the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition. The coalition is the first community-wide recreational music making coalition in the US. The mission of the coalition is to promote a culture of wellness through evidence-based recreational music making.

Sycamore Senior Center is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider is dedicated to supporting older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives in order to live life the way they want to in retirement. Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. also includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, 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.arts day

WMKV Radio brings Harry James Orchestra to Music Hall Ballroom

On Tuesday, October 13, from 7-10:00 p.m., the legendary Harry James Orchestra will fill historic Music Hall Ballroom with music from the swing era and beyond. The Harry James Orchestra, led by Fred Radke, performs a one-night only dance and concert as part of WMKV Public Radio’s 20th Anniversary celebration. The three-hour dance and concert will benefit public radio WMKV 89.3FM which is simulcast on 89.9FM WLHS. Tickets are $30 ($35 day of show) and can be purchased at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices, by calling (513)621-2787, or online at Discount parking for $3.00 is also available.

“The Harry James Orchestra is known for being one of the best swing dance bands on tour,” says WMKV station director George Zahn. “Dancers of all ages fill the floor at their concerts, and we plan on Cincinnati’s dancers showing up in force and filling Music Hall Ballroom’s 22,000 square-foot dance floor.”

The Harry James Orchestra is led by trumpeter Fred Radke. A conductor, composer, arranger and recording artist with his own Swingin’ Big Band, Radke played lead trumpet under Harry James himself, a “dream come true” for the then young musician. In 1989, six years after James’ death, the Harry James Estate and Columbia Artists asked Radke to lead the Harry James Orchestra for a 50th anniversary concert. He has been leading the orchestra ever since.

In the words of Harry James, “Band leaders must be like automobile manufacturers before the war. They must be bringing out new models all the time. We have to vary our programs, playing sweet numbers and jump numbers, and we have to play them different ways.” This philosophy still drives today’s Harry James Orchestra, which tours throughout the United States and Canada. Radke also produced and recorded classic Harry James Orchestra hits in a four-volume set entitled Reminiscing, featuring Radke and his Swingin’ Big Band.

The Harry James Orchestra concert for WMKV 89.3FM Public Radio is made possible by the support of Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell, and ArtsWave.

Maple Knoll Home Health Care receives 4 stars with National Home Health Ranking System

Maple Knoll Home Health Care, owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc, is proud to receive a coveted 4 out of 5 Stars from the National Home Health Ranking System by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This is an unusually outstanding accomplishment on the part of the administration and staff. The achievement is made possible by the daily commitment and dedication of an exceptional staff.

The rating for our Home health agency is based on the reported oasis and claims data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services which is compiled for the purpose of Medicare’s Home Health Compare for consumer access on the internet. The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating and Patient Survey Star Ratings are both considered when giving an overall ranking. The ranking methodology is based upon: timely initiation of care, drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver, influenza immunization received for current flu season, improvement in ambulation, improvement in bed transferring, improvement in bathing, improvement in pain interfering with activity, improvement in shortness of breath and lastly, acute care hospitalization.

Maple Knoll Home Health Care provides various home health services to clients. Some of these include: skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition assistance, medical social work and home health aid. Although most clients are over the age of 55, Maple Knoll Home Health assist anyone 18 and older who qualify. To qualify for home health care, one must have had a recent change in health status due to circumstances such as: illness, injury, new medicines, a new diagnosis such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s or MS, general aging, recent surgery, recent hospitalization, moving to a new living environment, loss of a loved one or various other reasons.

Maple Knoll’s Home Health staff works seven days a week to meet the needs of clients. Appointments may be made at a client’s home, a client’s family member’s home, independent and assisted living apartments, group homes and other living arrangements. Maple Knoll services are available in areas within Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Prhome health2e counties.

For more information on Maple Knoll Home Health’s 4 Star ranking please call 513.782.2546.

Sycamore Senior Center invites local veterans to July veteran luncheon

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is proud to be have a long list of members that have served our country over the years. To honor the years of service these individuals have graciously provided The Center hosts a monthly Veteran’s luncheon and program that is open to the public.

During this time community Veterans, their widows and families come together for fun, fellowship, food, and sharing. Each month features a guest speaker and entertainment as well as a great lunch served at your table. Sycamore staff work together with Veteran and volunteer Sgt. Homer Wilson to ensure an entertaining program is provided. Below is a list of upcoming programs with the entertainment for the day.

This month Jim McBride, an often described one man band and local favorite, will be the speaker. The event will take place on July 31st at The Sycamore Senior Center.

Luncheons begin at 12:30 p.m. and the cost to attend is $5. Reservations are required to secure food quantities. You may call Sgt. Homer Wilson at (513)745-0617 no later than one week before the luncheon to make your reservation. You may also make a reservation by calling The Sycamore Senior Center at (513)984-1234.

The Sycamore Senior Center mission is to stand as a foundation for older adults to live their lives with independence and dignity for as long as possible in their own homes. Center programs include education, health screenings, exercise and wellness programs, travel, social activities, computer training, a café and a nutritionally balanced, low-cost lunch program for seniors. Sycamore offers an award winning volunteer program and outreach services support homebound senior citizens. These services include providing transportation to the senior center, to medical appointments and to therapy visits. Sycamore also provides a volunteer driven meals on wheels program that delivers over 300 meals each day to the homebound elderly in 17 communities.

For more information on Sycamore Senior Center please contact the Center at 513-984-1234 or visit our website at

Maple Knoll Village Wine and Cheese Event Provides Information on New Construction

Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit retirement community in Springdale, is inviting the public to see what they are uncorking at a wine and cheese summer social event.

The event will take place on Thursday, August 6th from 4-6pm at The Kensington Place Community Room on the campus of Maple Knoll Village. Those in attendance will be able to partake in an evening of wine, cheese and sweets elegantly paired for their tasting.

During this time participants will be able to mingle with residents, tour units and learn about new construction occurring in the Kensington Place neighborhood. This new construction will allow Maple Knoll to meet the demand for luxury with new additions that will consist of two villas and 10 independent living apartments.
The neighborhood will include open floor plans, a significant amount of natural lighting, two bedrooms with a study and will offer upscale finishes including hardwood floors, fireplaces, granite countertops, and customization options.

Reservations are required. To RSVP or to learn more please call 513.782.2715. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at The Maple Knoll Visitor Center located at 11700 Maple Knoll Terrace, Cincinnati Ohio, 45246.

Maple Knoll Village Residents Show Award Winning Talent at Statewide Art Exhibit

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 32 entries were submitted from the campus. Of these 32 entries 10 talented individuals received awards!

Resident Cathy Korra won Best of Show for her piece Winter Woolies. There were three residents who received a first place honor this year. Resident Helen Haberstrom won first place in Fine Arts Division 1 with her piece “Dunes at Dawn”. Judy Sinclair took home first place in the Woven Arts category with “Gray Shadow”. Nancy Cooley, showed off her writing skills once again this year. Nancy won first place last year as well as this year with a first place ribbon in Poetry with “Summer Storms”. Nancy also received second place in the category of Prose Non-Fiction for her piece “Working in the Office”.

Ann Pugh took home third place for her 3D creation “A Little Lady in Purple”. Ann Harlan received third place in Wearable Art for a beautifully made purple scarf. Patricia Worthen was another resident honored with third place in the Prose Non-Fiction category with her piece “Scattered, Scatter, Scattering”. She also won second place in Poetry for “a.m.”. Resident Marilyn Yungk completed the Maple Knoll winner’s with an honorable mention in Prose Non-Fiction for “Unexpected Guests at Christmas”.

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


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