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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Happy Holidays from the Wellness Center!

We would like to encourage you to keep up your fitness endeavors during the holidays. You might have heard rumors that people gain 5-7 pounds over the holidays. Well, the truth of the matter that is much better: it ends up being only 1 pound on average, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the problem with that is that most people do not lose that 1 pound. Therefore, after 10 years of this consistent behavior going unchecked, you are starting to see a problem trend. So while we don’t recommend you stress out trying to lose weight over the holidays, we do hope you set a goal to not gain!

How to do that? Here are some helpful tips:

Try not to treat Thanksgiving and Christmas as a free for all. They happen every year. If you miss something this year, pick it up next year.

Fill up your plate once, concentrate on protein and clean vegetables (sweet potato casserole is a dessert, not a vegetable)

If you host Thanksgiving, make sure there are healthy options, like a green leafy salad, baked or roasted vegetables, like asparagus, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts or broccoli.

Choose one small piece of dessert of choice – no need to sample 5 types of pie. If you can get by with just a small bite or two, even better.

Drink lots of water, before during and after dinner.

Avoid high calorie drinks like wine, beer and soda.

You can eat to feel satisfied, not to feel stuffed. But if all that flies out the window, just get back on track the next day. And maybe get in an extra walk or two. And be sure to visit us in the Wellness Center, even if you only have 15 minutes.



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 Completes a Deficiency Free State Survey

bodmann pavilionOne 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, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2016 annual State Survey in Skilled Nursing.

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services annual Nursing Home Data Compendium there are less than 10% of Skilled Nursing Facilities that achieve Deficiency Free State Survey in the United States. 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.

Bodmann Pavilion, the Skilled Nursing Facility at Maple Knoll Village 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.

Shelley Acus, Director of Nursing for Maple Knoll Village, shared “We have an exceptional team of caregivers at Maple Knoll, the results of our survey are a testament to that. In fact, the survey team congratulated us on the confidence, and compassion of our staff. Because of this dedicated group we are able to provide exceptional care for older adults in our community.”

For more information on Maple Knoll Village or The State Survey please call 513.782.2423.



Maple Knoll Village and Cedar Village Joint Venture Brings Home Health and Hospice to the Community

Officials of Maple Knoll Communities and Cedar Village have formed a joint venture, Village Home Health and Hospice, that combines each organization’s home health and hospice services. This venture seems to be the first of its kind in the region, and creates a new, fully integrated provider of post-acute care services in Southwestern Ohio.

Nationwide, changes in health care reimbursement now incentivize health care providers who can successfully help older Americans move more quickly, and with fewer readmissions, from the hospital to post-acute care to home—or even straight from the hospital to home. Village Home Health and Hospice was created in response to growing demand for skilled nursing and also hospice care that can be delivered directly where consumers live. The venture is rolling out now to residents of Maple Knoll Village and Cedar Village and will soon be available to qualified patients throughout Greater Cincinnati and Oxford, Ohio.

“Patients will benefit from the closely integrated care that we can offer as their health and needs change over time,” said Linton Sharpnack, CEO of Village Home Health and Hospice. “We get to know patients and their families, understand their preferences, and help them live each moment to the fullest.”

Both non-profit continuing care retirement communities have a long history of serving older adults dating back to 1848 for Maple Knoll Communities and 1883 for Cedar Village. Beginning July 1st, Village Home Health and Hospice will bring two organizations together to further their missions. Executive staff from each organization came together to determine how a joint venture could strengthen health care services in our community. Village Home Health and Hospice will blend together Maple Knoll and Cedar Village’s home health and hospice staff and services. The home health and hospice care will be offered at Maple Knoll Village, The Knolls of Oxford, Cedar Village and to individuals living in the Southwestern Ohio community.

Village Home Health and Hospice will provide a complete spectrum of home health and hospice services which will also include nursing services in the home, grief counseling, chaplain services, medication instruction, pain management, wound treatment, caregiver education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social worker services. Staff members will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The venture will allow dedicated and talented staff to provide skilled home health services enabling individuals to recuperate safely in the surroundings where they feel most comfortable–their own homes. Maple Knoll Communities previously offered home health services but not hospice care services. Last year alone, they served nearly 500 clients accounting for 16,813 home health visits.

In addition to its proven model of providing skilled home health services, Cedar Village has a long history of delivering hospice care to people living on its campus. These services will now be able to reach a larger number of older adults under the joint venture. The hospice care is specially designed to comfort patients and family members when patients have reached a point in their lives where the priority of care turns to ensuring the patient is at ease and comfortable, rather than curing the illness. Under the direction of a physician, Village Home Health and Hospice’s interdisciplinary team of clinicians will offer a special kind of caring that encompasses the medical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of treatment.

Medicare, Medicaid, managed plans and most commercial insurances cover skilled home care and hospice care.

“This partnership allows us to provide a higher level of support with specialized programs for the older adults we serve,” says Jim Formal, President and CEO of Maple Knoll Communities. “Not only will our current programs be strengthened, but it will add new services which will help us provide an improved and higher level of care in the community.”

“This venture is an evolution in the way care is delivered and paid for by insurers,” said Cedar Village CEO Dan Fagin. “New technologies, electronic health records and telemedicine are enabling us to provide better, more coordinated care. When we can deliver that care within someone’s home, we are really adding value.”

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. will continue to provide services and programs to over 34,500 individuals through their retirement communities Maple Knoll Village and The Knolls of Oxford, three affordable HUD Senior Living Residences, WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, the Hemsworth Wellness Center and Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors.

Cedar Village will continue to offer independent and assisted living apartments as well as short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Specialties include inpatient and outpatient therapy, specialized dementia care, home care services, aquatic therapy and hospice care.

For questions please contact Village Home Health and Hospice at 513.782.2423.

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Health Tips from your Maple Knoll Home Health Nurse

Do you know the most important way to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses? Did you know that 80% of all infectious disease are transmitted by touching? What is a easy way that you can keep yourself healthy this flu and cold season? The answer to that simple question is to wash your hands.

Do you remember your mother telling you to wash your hands as a child? Well it turns out our mothers did know best. Exposure to flu can occur by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it. If the individual then touches their mouth, eyes, or nose they can become infected. The flu virus can survive between two and eight hours on surfaces. For example, if you touch an elevator button that has is contaminated with the flu virus and subsequently rub your eye, it’s possible to become infected with the flu.

The CDC recommends a five step process for hand washing. First wet your hands with clean running water. Next, lather your hands by rubbing them together with soap. You don’t want to miss those all important areas of the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Third, scrub for a minimum of twenty seconds. Hum the Happy Birthday song twice from beginning to end for twenty seconds of hand washing. Next, rinse your hands well again under clean running water. Finally, dry your hands using a clean towel. A paper towel is best. A moist cloth hand towel can be a good place for germs to flourish. If you use a cloth hand towel, wash the towel in hot water frequently.

If soap and water are not readily available an alcohol-based sanitizer can be substituted. It is recommended that the sanitizer contain at least 60% alcohol. Don’t use the sanitizer if your hands are visibly soiled as they are not effective. However, simple hand washing is the best way to reduce the percentage of germs and microbes on your hands. If you use bar soap, make sure it is in a holder that is self-draining. Bar soap that sits in a moist environment can cause germs to thrive. Clean the soap holder before you put out a new bar of soap.
Happy Hand Washing. Hope these tips help to keep you happy and healthy this flu and cold season!!



Maple Knoll Village Hosting 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 13th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 14th 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,

Last year's sale was a success!

Last year’s sale was a success!

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 13th 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.