Maple Knoll Village


Maple Knoll Village Earns Five Star Nursing Home Rating

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is pleased to announce they have been awarded a 5 Star Nursing Home Rating Status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes. This system provides a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average. According to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the rating is based off of health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

This prestigious honor was awarded to Maple Knoll Village in January 2017. Maple Knoll Village’s Skilled Nursing Pavilion, Bodmann Pavilion, consists of 145 beds offering both semi private and private rooms. Maple Knoll’s team of professionals develops an individual care plan based on various need levels. Services include long and short-term levels of care, skilled rehabilitation, a dementia/memory support unit, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy, a Hospice care wing and an on-site Physician clinic. Innovative practices, such as Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds, have allowed Maple Knoll village to reach new levels of proactive nursing care to improve communication, nursing staff satisfaction and self-efficacy, resident satisfaction and improved care.

Tim McGowan, Executive Vice President of Operations for Maple Knoll Village, shared “Our Five Star Status is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff. It is an honor to have the exceptional care we provide for older adults in our community recognized with this coveted status.”

For more information on Maple Knoll Village or The 5 Star Nursing Home Rating please call 513.782.2423.

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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



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 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



Skilled Care Pharmacy Establishes New Partnership with Maple Knoll Communities

Skilled Care Pharmacy, the Midwest’s leading institutional pharmacy that provides caring and expert medication dispensing to healthcare facilities, and Maple Knoll Communities, one of Cincinnati’s largest senior living organizations, have established a new partnership in which Skilled Care will be the main pharmacy provider for all of Maple Knoll Communities.

Through this partnership, Skilled Care Pharmacy will become the pharmacy partner for Maple Knoll Communities,
which includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, 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. Larry Galluzzo, CEO of Skilled Care Pharmacy, noted Maple Knoll is the perfect fit for Skilled Care Pharmacy’s expertise.

“The number one priority of both our organizations is ensuring the health and wellbeing of older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives,” Galluzzo explained. “We know we’ll be able to bring value to their organization, just as we know we’ll learn a great deal from their approach to care.”

One of the most valuable assets Skilled Care Pharmacy brings to the partnership is its ability to deliver significant cost savings without compromising resident quality of life or care. For every medication the company recommends adding, it recommends discontinuing eight. Those reductions—coupled with the company’s approach to substituting medications and competitively pricing its products—can save senior living communities up to $1,000 per resident annually.

With multiple sites and hundreds of seniors in its care, the opportunity to operate more efficiently and reduce patient dependency on medication was an attractive business proposition to Maple Knoll Communities. The organization will also take advantage of Skilled Care Pharmacy’s extensive training and ongoing education programs.

“We are excited to start this new venture with Skilled Care Pharmacy. The experience and expertise they bring to the table can only further our commitment to providing the best care possible to those we serve,” said Jim Formal, president and CEO of Maple Knoll Communities.

The partnership is effective as of October 28, 2014.

Skilled Care Pharmacy provides expert medication dispensing and a variety of consultative services to health care organizations across the Midwest in a partnership defined by timeliness, accessibility, and continuous improvement. Skilled Care was founded in 1981 and currently serves more than 10,000 residents every day in 100-plus facilities. Skilled Care pharmacists are among the industry’s best and are available 24-7 to address client needs and provide actionable advice – including how to reduce the medications residents take, making them healthier and saving money. For more information, visit http://www.skilledcare.com/ or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the care and support of older adults. Since 1848, Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. has offered innovative, holistic residential and community-based programs that improve the quality of life and respond to individuals’ changing needs as they age. Find more information at http://www.mapleknoll.org.



The Manor House Restaurant Offers a Culinary Vacation!

Once a month The Manor House, located on the Maple Knoll Village campus in Springdale, invites residents and community members to take a culinary vacation and sample foods from different regions.

One specific region is selected each month and a full dinner buffet, complete with food and dessert, offers you a sample of what that area has to offer. Past International Dinner Buffets have featured food from: The Caribbean, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, Peru, Ukraine, regional America, Portugal and more.

This month’s International Dinner will take place Sept. 25 from 5-7pm and will feature food from Lebanon. The cost to attend is only $12 for a full buffet. Because of this unique offering, spots do fill up fast. Call 513-782-4300 to reserve a spot.DSC_0010 resized