Maple Knoll Village


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.



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



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 http://www.SycamoreSeniorCenter.org



Sycamore Senior Center joins forces with Mowry, Marty and Bain, Inc. for monthly financial seminar

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, strives to provide stimulating community experiences by creating sustainable, outstanding opportunities for social, intellectual and volunteer experiences for the older adults they serve. One way Sycamore is able to accomplish this goal is through a monthly financial seminar sponsored by Mowry, Marty and Bain, Inc.

Each month Money Matters is held at Sycamore and is open to members and friends of Sycamore Senior Center. The courses provide insight into the many aspects of the world of finance. Class participants are given regular updates on market activity, economic indicators and may from time to time be presented with examples or ideas about financial solutions. These open discussions allow for attendees to ask a variety of questions and suggestions for upcoming classes are always encouraged. Recent topics include: Insurance 101, Retiree Financial Pitfalls, Will and Estate Planning Refresher, Charitable Giving- How you get the most out of your gifts, Everything you need to know about healthcare changes that can affect your finances, New Tax Law Changes and more!

The topic for this month is Annuities: Are they right for you? It will be held on May 28th, 2015 at10:30 am at The Sycamore Senior Center. For questions please call 513.782.2428.

The 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. The membership for Sycamore Senior Center is $30.00 annually. Other opportunities available through the Center are: Nutrition, Transportation, Social Service, Education, Recreation and Fitness, Maple Knoll Home Health Services and Volunteer Opportunities



Sycamore Senior Center partners with AAA for Safe Driving Seminar

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash and owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, often partners with outside organizations to bring residents fun and educational events. This tradition continues in April as AAA discusses safe driving for older adults.

AAA’s Mike Belcuore will present “Keeping the Keys”, a program that provides information and materials on community specific resources that could enhance your driving safety and increase mobility. During this time Mike will discuss adjusting to natural changes in driving ability to keep driving skills sharp. While the goal of the program is to keep drivers on the road as long as possible to maintain independence, the talk will also open doors to discuss when it is time for a driver to relinquish the keys.

This seminar is provided at no cost on Tuesday, April 7th at 1pm. Reservations are recommended. For questions or to reserve your spot today please call The Sycamore Senior Center front desk at 513.984.1234.

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.



Sycamore Senior Center to have open house

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is proud to be a focal point in the community for older adults. With over 2,600 active members the Center is a thriving place with countless education, social and recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, many older adults in the community have no idea that joining the Sycamore Senior Center is an option for them.

On March 18th, Sycamore is opening its doors to those in the public to show what they have can offer older adults aged 55 and older. From 9am-1pm those in attendance will be able to familiarize themselves with the Center, meet staff and instructors, take a tour and meet new friends. Light refreshments will be provided from 9am-10am and the café will open for lunch at 11am.

The Sycamore Senior Center’s 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.

No RSVP is necessary to attend the event but for more information please contact the Center at 513-984-1234 or http://www.SycamoreSeniorCenter.org.Building Outside Shot