Maple Knoll Village


Annual Golf Outing invites community to take a swing in support of WMKV Radio Station

Awesome variety of Silent Auction Baskets at the WMKV Golf Outing!

Plans are underway for the 21st annual golf tournament benefiting WMKV 89.3 and 89.9 FM, a radio station located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village. The tournament is set to take place on Monday August 21st, 2017 at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati.

WMKV, the flagship station of Maple Knoll Communities, is a member-supported, educational, public radio broadcasting music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and talk programming dealing with seniors, aging, and health. The station is accessed online and through the two radio signals at 89.3FM and 89.9FM (WLHS). They broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can now improve the lives of seniors and families around the world via internet streaming and smart phone apps.

WMKV serves as a companion to older adults and throughout the year strives to continue their mission of being a source of information for active seniors and families and a cultural lifeline to those who may not be ambulatory. Funds raised from the event help guarantee that programming will remain a constant presence in the lives of over 35,000 listeners.

“This annual event is a major fundraiser for WMKV,” shared WMKV Manager, George Zahn. “We are always thankful for the support we receive from our sponsors and players, who turn out year-after-year to enjoy a great day on the greens in support of our programing.”

The day begins with lunch at noon and a shotgun scramble at 1 p.m. The registration fee of $185 includes the greens fee for 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Maketewah Country Club course, a cart, boxed lunch, cocktails and a dinner reception with a silent auction.

Corporate, individual, and team sponsorship opportunities are available. There are various levels of sponsorship available ranging from $7,500 to $1,500. Supporters will be acknowledged in the day of program, on day of t-shirts, on Maple Knoll Communities websites, in appropriate media correspondence, announced during the event and listed as a contributor at registration tables. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Registration can be completed by calling the Maple Knoll Development Department at 513-782-8629.

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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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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



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’s Assisted Living receives deficiency free State Survey from Ohio Department of Health

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’s Assisted Living is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2015 annual state survey. 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 survey is conducted annually by the Ohio Department of Health and has a checklist of areas and categories to examine. Some of the categories include meeting with residents, family members and staff, reviewing medical records, reviewing the residents’ dining areas and observing the environment and safety factors of the home. Ultimately, the survey evaluates the overall quality of life and quality of care of the facility to ensure it is operating by the Department of Health’s standards.

Maple Knoll Village’s Assisted Living survey was completed on March 26th, 2015. After its inspection of the above categories and more, the Department of Health’s team had declared Maple Knoll Village as deficiency free.

Maple Knoll Communities is a non-profit home providing services including residential accommodations, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. For more information on Maple Knoll Village please call 513.782.2423 or visit http://www.mapleknoll.org.

An assisted living resident meets with her nurse in her apartment.

An assisted living resident meets with her nurse in her apartment.



Medicare Fraud Forum provides access to experts in the field

The 2015 Medicare Fraud Prevention and Consumer Protection Forum will take place at The Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, 11100 Springfield Pike on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 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 Ohio Attorney General, the Ohio Department of Insurance (OSHIIP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Social Security Administration, 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 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 23rd. The number to call to register for CEUs is 513-458-5505.
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.

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 (now also simulcast on 89.9FM WLHS in Butler and Warren Counties) and streams its programs worldwide 24/7 at http://www.wmkvfm.org.



Celebrate American Heart Health Month!

February is not only the month for Valentine’s- it’s also American Heart Month! Many of us deal with cardiac issues every day. But did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women?!

The Center for Disease Control shares that every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these 600,000 people die from heart disease each year. The good news is that heart disease is not only controllable, but also preventable!

Maple Knoll Village has its very own experts regarding heart healthy diets! Lucie Ashton, RD,N,LD has been a Dietitian for 20 years- 15 of those years have been as an employee at Maple Knoll. We talked with Lucie and gathered some tips for a heart healthy diet. They are:

*Watch your portion sizes. For example: a serving of pasta should only be the size of a hockey puck; meat portions should be the size of a deck of cards.
*Eat more fruits and vegetables- fresh or frozen ones are better.
*Select whole grains like whole wheat bread, brown rice, high fiber cereal or oatmeal.
*Limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol by using skim milk, olive oil, canola oil; and by limiting saturated and transfats in your diet.
*Choose low fat protein sources: lean meats, poultry; egg whites or egg substitutes are good.
*Reduce the amount of sodium (salt) in your food! Use herbs, spices and salt substitutes instead.
*Plan ahead- you will do much better with your overall diet if you plan meals out ahead of time
*Allow yourself an occasional “treat” or “cheat”. It can’t be about limiting yourself all the time!

Lucie states that we should avoid eating at buffets/smorgasbords as they typically result in a person overeating to “get their money’s worth”. Also, she recommends limiting donuts, muffins, frozen waffles, biscuits, cakes or items in vending machines. One should also avoid hot dogs and sausages; egg yolks, liver, fried foods and breaded meats as those are counterproductive to a heart-healthy diet. Following these tips is one step towards a healthier heart!