Maple Knoll Village


The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center To Host Open House Event

The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village- a continuing care retirement community, is opening its doors for an open house event to showcase the unique offerings of a Montessori education.

The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center is a Montessori preprimary program for children 3 through 6 years of age with the options of a half day or full day, kindergarten, and extended day programs. This year the Child Center was named in the Top Ten Most Loved Preschools in Cincinnati by Hulafrog and received outstanding ratings from The Ohio Department of Job and Family services.

The Child Center was developed in 1977 as a part of the original plans of Maple Knoll Village to integrate the community on a generational basis to help provide a comfortable environment where persons of varied ages could be present together. The children at The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center have over 80 planned activities with residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing each year.
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The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 1 until 3 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet and talk with the staff and parents, tour the beautiful open Montessori environment and stroll through the Children’s Garden natural outdoor play space

The Center is located at 11070 Springfield Pike in Springdale within the Maple Knoll Village continuing care retirement community. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. For more information on the Center or the Open House please call 513.782.2498.



2017 Consumer Fraud Forum at Maple Knoll Village Provides Access to Experts In The Field

The 2017 Medicare Fraud Prevention and Consumer Protection Forum will take place at The Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, 11100 Springfield Pike on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4-6:30pm. This event will feature an audience participation panel discussion at 5pm for seniors and families to learn more about Medicare and Medicaid fraud issues, identity theft and senior scams. Experts will be on hand from Office of the Ohio Attorney General, the Ohio Department of Insurance (OSHIIP), Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Office of The Inspector General and Pro Seniors among others. The panel discussion will be recorded by WMKV Public Radio (89.3FM) for later airing on WMKV 89.3FM and WLHS 89.9FM and as a public service on-line at http://www.wmkvfm.org. Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, Caregiver Assistance Network, and WMKV have all partnered with Pro Seniors in the event.

Continuing Education Units will be offered for counselors and social workers who attend. Registration for CEUs is required by March 24th. You can register online at http://www.proseniors.org

There will also be a an information area with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), Pro Seniors, the Better Business Bureau plus numerous other sponsors including Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider dedicated to supporting older adults in living life the way they want to in retirement. This is an important and informative event for seniors, family members, and caregivers who want to be informed. There is ample free parking on site and the 4-6:30pm time allows caregivers, seniors, and care professionals to attend.

The event offers an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with representatives of the agencies that help battle consumer and Medicare fraud, and to browse resources and vendors at the same time. A goal is to help people maintain their identity, integrity, and to help seniors and families preserve their net worth by avoiding scams and fraud. A complementary light supper is also provided. The entire event is free and open to the public.

For additional information please call 513.458.5515 or visit http://www.wmkvfm.org.

WMKV is an independent public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio and the only station in the country owned by a continuous care retirement community (CCRC), Maple Knoll Village, and serves as a mission-oriented feature of parent Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. The station has carved a niche as a local broadcast and worldwide-streaming audio leader for nostalgia including music (now oldies, standards, and big bands), classic radio comedy and drama, and information programs. The station can be heard at 89.3FM and 89.9FM WLHS and streams its programs worldwide 24/7 at http://www.wmkvfm.org.



Maple Knoll Village Hosting 2016 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 18th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 19th 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, bake sale, split the pot, scratch offs, employee vendor booths, and even a vintage venue. All of these will be back again this year.

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.



Maple Knoll Village Hosting 35th 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 14th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 15th 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, 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 14th 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.

Last year's sale was a success!

Last year’s sale was a success!



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 http://www.mapleknoll.org.



Technology to the Rescue For Aging Populations

A villa on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, has been transformed into a learning and test environment for the development of technologies aimed at keeping seniors in their own homes or communities longer.

Known as the Innovation Collaboratory House, the villa is a partnership between several University of Cincinnati (UC) colleges and Maple Knoll Village. It’s home to telehealth robots and patient simulators, and is now the testing ground for innovative student projects aimed at detecting falls, preventing medication errors and making life easier for an aging population.

UC and Maple Knoll Village hosted a public open house and ribbon cutting to showcase this innovative partnership and “smart” villa on Thursday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike. Steve Wilson, chairman of the Maple Knoll Communities board, acted as emcee as Maple Knoll Village CEO Jim Formal and UC Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Beverly Davenport, PhD held a proclamation signing and formal ribbon cutting. Senators Eric Kearney and Bill Seitz were on hand to voice their support for this necessary project.

“An ever-growing population of older adults need health care,” says Jim Formal, CEO of Maple Knoll Village. “Every month, more than a quarter million Americans turn 65, and Ohio ranks sixth in the nation in the sheer size of this age population.

“It’s imperative that we develop technologies that allow people to age in their homes or communities for longer periods, leaving long-term care placement as a last resort.”

Debi Sampsel, who holds a doctor of nursing practice degree and is chief officer of innovation and entrepreneurship at the UC College of Nursing, has spearheaded the creation of the Innovation Collaboratory House. She says that without innovations like the ones being developed there through collaboration with UC’s colleges of nursing, medicine and engineering and applied science, Ohio Medicaid expenditures will consume half of the state budget by 2020 and continue to increase in subsequent years.

But aside from financial reasons, Sampsel agrees that, for many, aging in place can improve quality of life.

“We’ve all heard stories of family members and friends who believe their loved ones would have been better off if they were able to remain in their own homes or communities to live out their final years,” says Sampsel. “The Innovation Collaboratory House at Maple Knoll Village allows us to work directly with an aging population to find out what kinds of technologies would make aging in place a real possibility.”

But, Sampsel says, because aging in place isn’t a solution that will work for those with more serious health needs, the Innovation Collaboratory House also gives UC and Maple Knoll Village the opportunity to train future health care providers in the care of geriatric populations.

The UC Mascot snaps photos with guests at the event

The UC Mascot snaps photos with guests at the event


Projects currently under development at the Innovation Collaboratory House include:
•A fall detection system that uses technology many already have in their homes—the Microsoft X-Box “Kinect” video game system.
•The use of exoskeleton technology to assist the elderly with sitting and standing.
•Development of systems and sensors that monitor the opening and closing of things like refrigerators and even medication dispensers.

Nursing and medical students and residents are also using the on-site telehealth robots to train for a future of health care interactions that could take place via telehealth technologies.

UC and Maple Knoll Village have a 30-year history of working together in nursing, medicine and pharmacy education and practice.



Miami students make impact at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale has been developing its partnership with Miami University and one group of students in particular are making a big impact. Students from Miami University’s Gerontological Nursing Program, donate time every week to put a smile on the faces of those in skilled nursing.

Students make the long drive from Miami to Maple Knoll every Monday to socialize with residents and assist staff. These students include: Vicki Cheng, Amanda Lowry, Angela Wolf, Alyssa Logan, Christine Ture, Rachel Clark, Tonja Fangman, Hailey Holman. As these students prepare to be nurses, this program is designed to help them see the whole person they are caring for, not just their medical needs.

During their weekly visits the students visit with residents, plan and facilitate activities and help activity coordinator Vickie Hitchcock as needed. Some of their recent activities include a Mardi Gras celebration complete with decorations, a parade and karaoke! They also planned a St. Patrick’s Day party and celebrated Cincinnati’s favorite holiday, Opening Day. The students’ activities aren’t just limited to the holidays. With the residents, they have participated in “Laugh Aerobics”, played bingo and gone on walks in the beautiful garden at Maple Knoll Village.

Both the residents and the students can benefit from the relationships they build throughout the school semester. Vickie Hitchcock, activity coordinator says “The program has had an amazing effect on the residents by allowing them to partake in new experiences and people”.

Resident Mary Renneker confirms that statement by sharing, “These kids are really making it feel like home around here, I wish we could do this everyday.”

For more information on The Miami Nursing students, volunteering at Maple Knoll or simply Maple Knoll Village in general, please call 513.782.2423.