Maple Knoll Village


Flightless Honor Flight Takes Off at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have over 120 dedicated residents and employees who have given precious time to serve this country.  This year, resident Veteran’s will be honored in a unique way- through a Flightless Honor Flight program.   

The Flightless Honor Flight is an extension of the Honor Flight Tri-State program which began twelve years ago.  At that time the program focused on World War II Veterans.  Their memorial was built in their honor in Washington DC over 60 years after the war ended. With the passing of time, many now are too ill to travel or have been advised by their doctor not to travel or to be away from home for 18 hours. Organizers wanted to honor all Veterans for their service and realized that the long Honor Flight Tri-State Trip may not be for everyone.  This new program will allow those not able to go to Washington DC to be honored.

Honor Flight Tri-State partners with local organizations to make this program happen.  Maple Knoll Village reached out as a possible location site and was selected for The Flightless Honor Flight to occur on June 16th, 2018.  Participants of the Flightless Honor Flight, to date over 40 veterans and their escorts, will be treated to an Honor Flight virtual tour of the memorials by way of a movie, presented with keepsakes and will be served light refreshments.

This program is offered to all Veterans, not just World War II Veterans.  All veterans age 65 and over who have served either stateside or overseas are eligible to participate in this Flightless Honor Flight program, if they are not able to participate in the regular Honor Flight Tri-State trip to Washington DC.  Veterans interested in the Flightless Honor Flight are required to fill out a special application and return it to headquarters in order to participate.  Honor Flight Tri-State will honor veterans that apply on a “first come first served basis”.  You can access an application by visiting www.Honorflighttistate.org/flightlesshonorflight.

This event will occur at Maple Knoll Village near the Maple Knoll Village Auditorium.  For more information, or if you would like to attend this program, please call 513.782.8315. 

 

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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



This Veteran’s Day Maple Knoll Village honors resident, employee veterans

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have dedicated residents and employees who have given precious time to serve this country. Eight years ago the Spiritual Care Department at Maple Knoll decided to have a formal program to thank these individuals who have served in armed services and it will continue again this year.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Maple Knoll invites the community to join our residents and employees to participate in the Veterans’ Day Service. A Flag Raising will be held at promptly 9am and will be overseen by Chaplain Nancy Vilaboy who was instrumental in starting this program. The Buglers Society of America has once again offered to play during this special moment. After the raising of the flag everyone will proceed to the Maple Knoll Chapel on the Green for a special service honoring our veterans. When the time of reflection and prayer is complete, a video-slide presentation and refreshments will be offered in the Maple Knoll auditorium.

The video-slide presentation will display the pictures of the veterans connected to Maple Knoll Village with pictures during their time of service, years of service and honors received. This year 83 residents, 7 employees and 74 deceased residents will be honored for their commitment and dedication to this country.

For more information, or if you would like to attend this program please call 513.782.8315. Thank you to everyone who has given back to keep our country safe!

A crowd gathered at last year's event

A crowd gathered at last year’s event