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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 arlenedesilva@gmail.com.

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

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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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Hilltop Artists Return to Maple Knoll for Summer Art Exhibit

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is proud to once again welcome back the Hilltop Artists to the halls of The Main Street Gallery.

Centrally located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village the Main Street Gallery features different art shows every 6-8 weeks. These shows range from single artists to groups and range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program for residents in need.

The Hilltop Artists have been showcasing their work at Maple Knoll Village for over 12 years now. Originating in 1956, The Hilltop Artists consists of a group of women who paint together, exhibit together and also add new members throughout the years. This group of artists display works in watercolor, oil, pen and ink, color pencil, fabric collage and enamel.

During the opening on July 2nd, the artists will be present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be offered free of charge throughout the event, located in the Main Building at Maple Knoll Village. Tours of the campus will available between 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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The Main Street Gallery will feature The Hilltop Artists from July 2nd through August 14th. This exhibit is open to the public and free to view from 7am-8pm seven days a week. For questions please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513.782.2462.



Ohio Valley Camera Club to showcase artwork at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of our residents, staff and visitors. One way they are able to do so is through the creative works shown in The Main Street Gallery.

Centrally located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village the Main Street Gallery features different art shows every 6-8 weeks. These shows range from single artists to groups and range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program for residents in need.

The next show features work from the talented Ohio Valley Camera Club. The Ohio Valley Camera Club is a group of local hobbyist and professional photographers who share a passion for capturing and creating beautiful images of our natural and man made environments.

Join us for the grand opening exhibit for this talented group on Thursday, May 14th from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be provided and the artists will be present. This exhibit is open to the public and free to view from 7am-8pm, seven days a week until June 19th, 2015. For questions please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513.782.2462.art show 009



Ohio Valley Camera Club to Showcase Art Work at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of our residents, staff and visitors. One way they are able to do so is through the creative works shown in The Main Street Gallery.

Centrally located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village the Main Street Gallery features different art shows every 6-8 weeks. These shows range from single artists to groups and range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program for residents in need.

The next show features work from the talented Ohio Valley Camera Club. The Ohio Valley Camera Club is a group of local hobbyist and professional photographers who share a passion for capturing and creating beautiful images of our natural and man made environments.
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Join us for the grand opening exhibit for this talented group on Thursday, May 14th from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be provided and the artists will be present. This exhibit is open to the public and free to view from 7am-8pm, seven days a week until June 19th, 2015. For questions please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513.782.2462.



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.



Maple Knoll Residents and Staff to Showcase at Annual Art Show

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of our residents, staff and visitors. One way they are able to do so is through the creative works shown in The Main Street Gallery.

Centrally located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village the Main Street Gallery features different art shows every 6-8 weeks. These shows range from single artists to groups and range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program for residents in need.
Once a year, The Main Street Gallery is opened up for residents and staff to showcase their works. The works that will be featured vary between watercolor, photography, quilting and more. While many of our residents and staff remain involved in the art industry through clubs such as The Cincinnati Art Club, Hilltop Artists and Cincinnati Watercolor Association, some see this exhibit as their only way to showcase their talented work. Maple Knoll also has an art committee comprised of four residents artists and two development staff members who work together to select upcoming shows.

Jim Hoeh, Director of Corporate and Referral Development, shares that “it is incredible to see the talent and creativity of those living and working on our campus. I have already seen the pieces for this show and the professionalism and beauty of them is outstanding.”
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The Main Street Gallery will feature resident and staff work starting February 21st through April 2nd, 2014. This exhibit is open to the public and free to view from 7am-8pm seven days a week. For questions please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513.782.2462.