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October 2014
Maple Knoll CEO wanted to know how place worked... so he moved in (Video)

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October 2014
The Bodmann Pavilion Rehabilitation Unit at Maple Knoll Village to host fall open house event

For 166 years Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, has been helping older adults live life to the fullest. Maple Knoll is inviting the public to join them for a Fall Fun Therapy Open House on October 28 from 1-4pm to see services and options available to you after an illness or surgery and also get tips on health safety at home.

While here you will be able to participate in health screenings and tips, tour a rehabilitation room, meet with staff and local physicians, enter to win prizes and sample refreshments from our award winning Manor House Restaurant.

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October 2014
Retirement homes can play party host, too

Birthday celebrations can be a big deal when somebody is zeroing in on 100, but some retirement communities in Greater Cincinnati are equipped to throw a party for almost any occasion. "We'll have bridal showers here for family members," said Megan Gresham, communications director at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale, which is one of the largest local retirement communities.

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October 2014
Maple Knoll CEO wanted to know how the place worked ... so he moved in

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) Fire Science & Emergency Management Program hosted a full house at the Community Paramedicine Seminar October 11, 2014 on the campus of Maple Knoll Village. The event brought together local and national fire and emergency professionals to discuss hot topics on improving safety and the importance of fire service.One thing that makes Maple Knoll Village a popular retirement community is that it's across Springfield Pike from Glenview Golf Course, the second most challenging public links in Greater Cincinnati. More than a few of Maple Knoll's residents enjoy a round there, and "occasionally I play with them," said Jim Formal, CEO.

Not that he has a lot of time for the game.

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October 2014
Own Your Future workshop continues to receive high marks from attendees

Where can you turn for unbiased advice on long-term care planning, including Medicare and Medicaid, financial planning, and options for long-term care services? For five years now, Council on Aging has been offering the Own Your Future workshop with this goal in mind: bringing together experts to help retirement age adults understand the importance of planning ahead for long-term care needs and giving them the tools they need to get started on their own plan.

On October 11, our fifth Own Your Future workshop, held at the Sycamore Senior Center in Blue Ash, drew the largest crowd yet with 100 people registered to attend. Three expert speakers covered topics including estate and financial planning, Medicare and Medicaid, advance directives, and long-term care options. Each attendee received a toolkit to help them develop a long-term care plan of their own.

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October 2014
The University of Cincinnati hosts successful community paramedicine seminar at Maple Knoll Village

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) Fire Science & Emergency Management Program hosted a full house at the Community Paramedicine Seminar October 11, 2014 on the campus of Maple Knoll Village. The event brought together local and national fire and emergency professionals to discuss hot topics on improving safety and the importance of fire service.

Keynote speaker Senator Bill Seitz started the day sharing his experiences and also his hope for increasing at home independence. Other speakers, such as Buck McAlpin, Director of Government Affairs at North Memorial Hospital in St. Paul, MN and several other key representatives from local fire departments and hospitals, provided insight on partnership opportunities. UC telehealth robots, currently “living” in Maple Knoll’s skilled nursing pavilion also provided awareness on technological advances to the field.

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October 2014
The Bodmann Pavilion Rehabilitation Unit at Maple Knoll Village

For 166 years Maple Knoll Village has been helping older adults live life to the fullest. Let our skilled therapy team create an individualized plan to help you recover from illness or injury with luxury accommodations and state of the art equipment.

Join us for our Fall Fun Therapy Open House on October 28 from 1-4pm to see how you can get back to yourself in no time!

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October 2014
Maple Knoll Village hosting seminar on Tai Chi: Sleep Aid Seminar

The goal of the Hemsworth Wellness Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, is to enhance the quality of life for older adults by increasing independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living. They are able to do this through fitness classes, a full gym, warm water pool, aqua massage, personal training and more. The Hemsworth Wellness Center is hoping to spread the word on one useful exercise, Tai Chi Qi Gong, which can provide numerous benefits to both its members and non-members.

Tai Chi in particular is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and is accompanied by deep breathing. It has often been compared to a meditation exercise. Tai chi is a low impact exercise that puts very little stress on muscles and joints. Because of this it is particularly appealing to the 55 and older group that The Hemsworth Wellness Center caters to.

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October 2014
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October 2014
UC CEAS Fire Science to Host 'Community Paramedicine Seminar' Oct. 11

UC CEAS Fire Science teams up with local fire departments to promote emerging efforts in community paramedicine – a supplement to traditional emergency medical services. Registration is encouraged for the free event.

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) Fire Science & Emergency Management Program is hosting the “Community Paramedicine Seminar” on October 11, 2014. Uniting both local and national fire and emergency professionals with one common goal—to improve public safety—the two-part seminar is being held at the Maple Knoll Retirement Center in the Auditorium from 9 am- 3 pm.

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October 2014
Sycamore Senior Center adds youngest Meals on Wheels volunteer to their roster

Philanthropy starts early with the friends of Sycamore Senior Center, a focal point for older adults in the Blue Ash Community. The Meals on Wheels program which delivers over 20 routes a day relies heavily on dedicated volunteers. It is because of volunteers like Melissa Jayjohn and her 7 month old son Samuel that this program can exist.

Melissa started volunteering while pregnant with Samuel, the first child for her and her husband. The Sycamore Senior Center has had expectant mothers volunteer over the years but none have done what Melissa has done. Not only has she come back to volunteer but her son Samuel joined the team

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October 2014
Maple Knoll Village Lunch and Learn Series discusses protecting assets

Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, knows the importance of a safe and secure retirement. Maple Knoll has offered a lunch and learn series, open to the public, to provide insight on how to maintain a safe and happy lifestyle in retirement living.

One important aspect of retirement living is protecting your assets as your travel along the continuum of care. On October 10th, 2014 Mike Bain of Mowry, Marty and Bain, Inc. will provide an overview of how to live a financially secure lifestyle as you require additional levels of healthcare.

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October 2014
Take a culinary vacation to Spain at The Manor House Restaurant

Why hassle with traveling when you can experience authentic Spanish cuisine dining right in town?

Once a month The Manor House Restaurant, 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: Germany, The Caribbean, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, Peru, Ukraine, Germany, China, Portugal, France, South America and more!

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September 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to offer life care planning seminar

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is a focal point in the community for programs designed for older adults. The center strives to provide educational experiences that improve the lives of their members. One way they are able to do so is through monthly Caregiver Resource Connection meetings

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm at The Sycamore Senior Center. These meetings provide members and caregivers with information, resources and opportunities to express their feelings. Different guests and speakers are invited each month to speak on a variety of topics. Every meeting is co-sponsored by Sycamore Senior Center and the Caregiver Assistance Network, a program of Catholic Charities, funded in part by the Council on Aging.

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September 2014
Springdale Chamber of Commerce to offer free chili cook-off at Business and Community Expo

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce will once again host their annual Business and Community Expo this fall. The Expo will take place at The Springdale Community Center from 11am-2pm on Tuesday, October 21st.

Free and open to the public this event allows local businesses to demonstrate and display services and products that they offer. Springdale officials will be present and available for questions and this is a great way to get to know those in the community.

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September 2014
CarFit helps keep Sycamore Senior Center members on road

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is dedicated to providing educational programming for their members, staff and guests. One way they are able to do is through The CarFit program. This program will be adopted by the Sycamore Senior Center to help keep members safe on the road.

CarFit was created eight years ago by The American Occupational Therapy Association, AAA and AARP Driver Safety to help older drivers find their safest fit on the road. This educational program provides a quick and comprehensive review of how well drivers and their vehicles “fit” together. The program also provides information and materials on community specific resources that could enhance senior driving safety and increase mobility.

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September 2014
Maple Knoll sponsors Music and Medicine Conference featuring Mike Garson

Maple Knoll Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is a proud sponsor of the third annual Music and Medicine Conference, featuring keynote speaker Mike Garson, best known for touring and recording with David Bowie for 30 years.

The conference is on September 19 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $100 per person, which includes attendance at conference, continuing education credits, continental breakfast and a box lunch. It will be held at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center.

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September 2014
Take a Culinary Vacation to Germany at The Manor House Restaurant

Why hassle with traveling when you can experience authentic German cuisine dining right in town! Once a month The Manor House Restaurant, 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: Thailand, The Norse Countries, The Caribbean, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, Peru, Ukraine, Germany, China, Portugal, France, South America and more!

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September 2014
Maple Knoll Village Lunch and Learn features tips on physical, spiritual well-being

Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, knows the importance of a safe and secure retirement. Maple Knoll offers an ongoing lunch and learn series, open to the public, to provide insight on how to maintain a safe and happy lifestyle in retirement living.

Two important aspects of a happy and healthy retirement are spiritual and physical wellbeing. On September 26th Maple Knoll Chaplain Nancy Vilaboy and Maple Knoll Exercise Physiologist Deb Herrera will discuss how to stay physically and mentally fit during retirement .This presentation will begin at 11 a.m. on at the Manor House Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village at 600 Maple Trace, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Lunch by the Manor House will be served following the presentation and campus tours will be provided.

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September 2014
Celebrate Active Aging Week with Hemsworth Wellness Center

The Hemsworth Wellness Center, on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, encourages active aging not only this week but every week of the year. The Hemsworth Wellness Center is a Wellness Center that prides itself on enhancing the quality of life for older adults by increasing independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living.

From September 22nd-September 25th The Hemsworth Wellness Center is encouraging their 400 members and those in the community to practice active aging. Throughout the week members and those in the community are encouraged to attend a variety of classes. These include balance class on Monday, balloon volleyball on Tuesday, balance class and line dancing on Wednesday, and balloon volleyball and hydriorider in the warm water pool on Thursday.

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September 2014
Maple Knoll Village celebrates Grandparent’s Day with Fall Fair Extravaganza

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proudly of the dedicated employees and residents that work and resident on their campus. On September 6th, Maple Knoll celebrated their employees and residents with a festive fall fair in honor of National Grandparent’s Day.

This was Maple Knoll’s first annual Grandparent’s Day Celebration and it took place from 12pm-3pm in the Maple Knoll Village gardens. Residents and employees were encouraged to bring their families and over 500 individuals attended. Residents were represented from independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.

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September 2014
Maple Knoll Communities recognizes donors, volunteers after successful fund campaign

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider in Springdale, is dedicated to supporting older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives so they can live life the way they want to in retirement.

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, three affordable HUD Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.

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September 2014
Count Basie Orchestra to stop at Music Hall

One of the rarest appearances by a legacy big band is happening at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom on Thursday, February 5 from 7-10pm as WMKV 89.3FM and WLHS 89.9FM bring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to Cincinnati for the first time in more than a decade. The event will be a dance and concert with a large open dance floor. Tickets go on sale Friday morning, August 29.

”This is a coup for Cincinnati since the national touring Count Basie Orchestra rarely comes through this area,“ says WMKV Development Director Bob Hanneken, ”it’s taken us two years to work out the details to bring this band here, and our goal is to preserve this tremendous big band music.“

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September 2014
Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale returning for 7th year

Gain new treasures or redecorate for a fraction of what you would spend elsewhere at The Seventh Annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale! The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a half price sale from 2:30-3:30 for items not sold. Admission is free to the public and credit cards are accepted.

The event brings together individuals from all areas as people from the community, residents, employees, family members and more are all sellers. These individuals price their own items then drop them off for Maple Knoll to sell. When an item is sold 40% of the price is donated to the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program helping residents in need, and 60% goes back to the seller.

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September 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to have Member Appreciation Concert

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. With over 3,000 members it is evident that Sycamore is on the right path thanks to dedicated members and, staff, supporters and volunteers. To show appreciation for the members of The Sycamore Senior Center they will hold their first annual Member Appreciation Concert in the Park.

This event will be held to honor all members of the center. Members will be taken over to the Blue Ash Amphitheatre with displays, demonstrations, giveaways and great music. Anyone who is a member or is thinking of joining is invited to attend.

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September 2014
Growing Meals on Wheels program at Sycamore Senior Center seeks volunteers

As the elderly population continues to grow so does the need for Meals on Wheels services in the Cincinnati suburbs. “We currently deliver meals on over 20 routes each day and we depend on driver volunteers to make that happen.” said Bonnie Dwyer, the Sycamore Senior Center Volunteer Coordinator, “We’re seeing a growing need in the Roselawn, Sharonville, Glendale, Forest Park, Greenhills, Hartwell, Brentwood areas.”

Over the years, Sycamore’s Meals on Wheels program has expanded its services to include special menu choices that meet dietary restrictions and more flexibility in the delivery of meals. Clients can now select which meals get delivered and they can also have a choice for which days they receive their meals.

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September 2014
Maple Knoll Village residents show award winning talent

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.

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September 2014
Clavinova Connections project & WMKV fundraiser featured in Senior Life

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale is constatly looking for way to improve the lives of the older adults who live in their communities. One way they are doing so is by adding a music program called the Clavinova Connection to the independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing areas. Continued page on 6

After attracting more than 600 attendees for the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Music Hall Ballroom in May, WMKV Public Radio is bringing in two more blockbuster acts to the venue that hosted some of the major big bands of the 30's and 40's. Continued on page 9

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September 2014
Threshold Singers of Cincinnati visit Maple Knoll residents

The Threshold Singers of Cincinnati, a group of singers dedicated to signing for those struggling with difficult life circumstances, have been sharing their talent with those in the community for years. This talented and caring group has now decided to add the residents in the skilled nursing unit at Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, to the roster of those they visit.

The talented group has been together for ten years, and focus primarily on singing for those going through an illness and those near death. This group of women has been directed by Faith Lester and Kathy Mahony for the past seven years.

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August 2014
Hilltop artists return to Maple Knoll for fall art exhibit

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is proud to once again welcome back the Hilltop Artists to the halls of 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.

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August 2014
WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM 18th Annual Golf Classic a success

WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM held its annual golf outing on August 25th with an impressive crowd attending despite warm temperatures. This is the eighteenth year for the golf outing and all proceeds benefit WMKV.

WMKV is a member-supported, public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio and the only station owned by a continuous care retirement community (CCRC), Maple Knoll Village. Over the last 18 years, the station has carved a niche as a local broadcast and worldwide-streaming audio source for nostalgia including music, classic radio comedy and drama, and information programs. The station continues as a national leader in nostalgia programming, growing steadily through internet exposure and an expanding Cincinnati audience.

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August 2014
Paul Daugherty coming to Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers and philanthropists who make up The Maple Leaf Auxiliary. The In order to provide services to enhance the quality of life of Village residents, various fund raisers are held throughout the year. Coming up Paul Daugherty, the Cincinnati Enquirer award winning journalist and author will join in on fundraising efforts.

On September 4th from 6-8pm Paul will share stories of his career and inspire guests with excerpts from ‘Little Wins of the Human Spirit”. This event will be held in the Maple Knoll Village auditorium at 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. The cost to attend is $20 and includes refreshments. Space is limited so please reserve your spot today by calling 513.782.2736.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Communities Inc. receives 2014 Ohio Excellence Award

Maple Knoll Communities Inc., a non-profit, continuum of care services provider for older adults in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected for the 2014 Ohio Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. 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.

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August 2014
Sycamore Senior Center offers breakfast lecture, workshop with UC West Chester Hospital

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is dedicated to providing educational programming for their members, staff and guests. On August 19th, Sycamore Senior Center will be holding an informative breakfast about the UC Health West Chester Hospital.

The learning session will start at 9 a.m. at the Sycamore Senior and breakfast will be provided. Presented by a group from the hospital, the information will include an introduction to the hospital that includes details on services and programs, use of cutting-edge technology, and future expansion plans.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Village Lunch and Learn Series provides insight into secure retirement

Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, knows the importance of a safe and secure retirement. An upcoming lunch and learn series, open to the public, will provide insight on how to maintain a safe and happy lifestyle in retirement living.

The three part lunch and learn series will kick off with an overview of how to achieve a secure retirement. This first presentation will begin at 11 a.m. on September 12th, 2014 at the Manor House Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village at 600 Maple Trace, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Big Band to appear in free summer concert lineup

Maple Knoll’s Big Band will perform on August 19 at the Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maple Knoll is the last in the lineup for the City of Blue Ash’s Tuesday night concert series this summer.

Sponsored by WMKV and WLHS, the dance features music from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. WMKV, Maple Knoll’s onsite radio station is one of the only stations left in the country to broadcast this unique blend of nostalgia.

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August 2014
"My Life" summer work experience successful at Maple Knoll

ResCare Workforce Services, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency and the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners have developed the My Life Summer Work Experience program and it has been adopted by Maple Knoll Village.

The purpose of My Life is to provide work experience that is meaningful and valuable to young people to assist them in obtaining employment in the future. The way it works is that participating businesses receive employees at no cost to them. In addition, the employees gain skills and experiences to help them succeed in the future.

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August 2014
Books and More Sale at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers and philanthropists who make up The Maple Leaf Auxiliary. The Maple Leaf Auxiliary was founded October 3, 1979 as a means of recognizing and unifying the volunteers who began volunteering almost as soon as Maple Knoll Village opened. It exists primarily for the purpose of rendering services through ways approved by the Maple Knoll Administration. Membership is open to any person interested in volunteering.

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August 2014
Sellers needed for Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale

Dust off unused items and clean out your closets, the seventh annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale is just around the corner! The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This sale is open to the public with free admission and credit cards are accepted!

There are still spots left to become a seller for this sale. There is no cost to be a seller and you do not need to be present the day of. You simply pick up a sellers packet and drop off your gently used items the week of the sale. Items will be priced and ticketed by the seller, with 40% of the price donated to the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program helping residents in need, and 60% going back to the seller.

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August 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to have rock and roll dance party

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, will be celebrating National Radio Day like everyone should be- with a rock and roll party!

On August 22nd, 2014 The Sycamore Senior Center located at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash will be hosting “Shake, Rattle and Roll”. This Rock and Roll themed party will be kicking off national radio day with help from Dusty Rhodes. Dusty Rhodes was once known as Cincinnati’s version of the “Fifth Beatle” for his role in bringing the Fab Four to Cincinnati in 1964.

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August 2014
Photography exhibit opening at Sycamore Senior Center

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 the creative works shown in The Sycamore Art Gallery.

The gallery is located near the north entrance of The Senior Center and showcases different work throughout the year. These shows range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit programming at The Sycamore Senior Center.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Village hosting seminar on Tai Chi

The goal of the Hemsworth Wellness Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, is to enhance the quality of life for older adults by increasing independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living. They are able to do this through fitness classes, a full gym, warm water pool, aqua massage, personal training and more. One class in particular, Tai Chi, is helping members reclaim their health, both mentally and physically, and Maple Knoll Village is ready to spread the word on this unique form of exercise.

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August 2014
John Blocher inducted into Ohio Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Again and Members of the Ohio General Assembly recently inducted 12 accomplished older Ohioans into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on May 20 in Columbus. They join more than 400 individuals who have been inducted since 1978. THe knolls of Oxford, a Maple Knoll Community, is proud to announce that Dr. John Blocher was one of the inductees.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll warns of heat risks for older adults

After the winter that Cincinnati had we all are wanting to enjoy this nice weather! But did you know that summer heat kills more than any other type of weather?

It is also predicted that this summer’s temperatures will be higher than normal for Cincinnati. A federal study found that 40% of heat related deaths were in people aged 65 and older. In fact, the elderly have an increased risk for heat related problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. There are many reasons this occurs such as the older body holds far less water than a younger one. The elderly have decreased thirst recognition and ability to sense temperature changes. Medicines can interfere with the ability to sweat which cools and individual off. Medicines also can increase urination which deplete fluids in the body.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Village To Host Farmer’s Market

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, knows the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. To further promote healthy dining Maple Knoll is bringing a Farmer’s Market to campus.

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August 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to Host Healthy Living 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 they are able to do so is by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through a “Food Choices and Chronic Pain” seminar.

Food Choices and Chronic Pain is a popular seminar held by Dr. Hal S. Blatman, MD in conjunction with Whole Foods Market. Dr. Blatman will be explaining the benefits of changing nutrition to promote healing and greatly reduce pain. He will detail the important things to avoid as well as what nutrients to increase in food and vitamins; how to decrease medication and improve vitality by changing lifestyle. Whole Foods Market will be on site to provide samples of healthy food choices and Dr. Blatman’s staff will provide a helpful exercise demonstration.

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August 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to Revive Evening Bingo

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash and owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, has a long standing reputation for providing stimulating community experiences by creating sustainable, outstanding opportunities for social, intellectual and volunteer experiences. As part of their regular programming Sycamore has decided to revive their famous evening bingos.

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August 2014
Sycamore Senior Center to Host Dance Series Featuring Nelson Henning

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is a focal point in the community for programs designed for older adults. The center strives to provide stimulating community experiences by creating sustainable, outstanding opportunities for social, intellectual and volunteer experiences. One of these upcoming programs offered to members and non-members is a two part Friday night dance series.

Entertainment for the dance series will be provided by Nelson Henning, a one-man band many Sycamore members have enjoyed for years. Playing along to his own pre-recorded tracks, Henning creates a full live band sound all by himself. The center will be filled with dancing, socializing, singles-mixing, MC-type lead group dance and other activities. A cash bar will be available and light refreshments will be provided.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Village residents show award winning talent

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.

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August 2014
UC College of Nursing students collaborate with Maple Knoll Village residents

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, has always worked to be leader in innovation and technology for their residents. A partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing and Colleges of Medicine, Engineering and Applied Science, has brought Maple Knoll to the forefront in telehealth and health care technology.

Maple Knoll is gaining access to new advanced technology in the form of a collaboratory “smart” house on campus, featuring lighting and temperature controls, sensors and other devices to increase resident safety. Maple Knoll also has access to UC’s telehealth robots, “Flo-bot” and “V-go”. The nursing students from UC are benefiting from the partnership by gaining hands on experience working in geriatric care, a field lacking in clinicians.

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August 2014
Technology to the Rescue for Aging Populations

A villa on the campus of Maple Knoll Village has been transformed into a learning and test environment for the development of technologies aimed at keeping seniors in their own homes or communities longer. Known as the Innovation Collaboratory House, the villa is a partnership between several University of Cincinnati (UC) colleges and Maple Knoll Village. It’s home to telehealth robots and patient simulators and is now the testing ground for innovative student projects aimed at detecting falls, preventing medication errors and making life easier for an aging population. UC and Maple Knoll Village recently hosted a public open house and ribbon cutting, shown below, to showcase this innovative partnership and “smart” villa, which included Ohio Senators Eric Kearney and Bill Seitz to voicing support for this effort.

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August 2014
Ribbon Cut at Innovation Collaboratory Open House

It was standing room only at the Innovation Collaboratory Open House and Ribbon Cutting June 26 at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale.

The UC Bearcat mascot joined in on the celebration, which included a proclamation signing by Maple Knoll CEO Jim Formal and UC Provost Beverly Davenport.

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August 2014
U.C., Maple Knoll develop smart house

A partnership between the University of Cincinnati and Maple Knoll Village has developed technology that will help seniors remain independent longer.

That technology has been incorporated into the Innovation Collaboratory House at Maple Knoll, which was dedicated in a ceremony that brought a standing-room crowd of more than 100 students, administrators, residents and legislators to the Springdale campus June 26..

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August 2014
Live Big Band

WMKV BIG GNAD DANCES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Our Big Band Dances are held on the second, and fourth Sunday of each month Sunday of each month at Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, 11100 Springfield Pike in the Springdale (Tri-County) area. Ample free Parking is available. Proceeds benefit WMKV 89.3 Public Radio.

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August 2014
CarFit helps keep Maple Knoll Village residents on the road

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, often partners with outside organizations to bring residents fun and educational events. This tradition continued on Monday, June 23rd as CarFit came to visit the residents of Maple Knoll.

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August 2014
Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage returns Sept. 20

Dust off unused items and clean out your closets, the seventh annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale is just around the corner! The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This sale is open to the public with free admission and credit cards are accepted!

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August 2014
WMKV Radio Station to have 18th Annual Golf Classic

The radio station at Maple Knoll Village will hold its eighteenth annual golf tournament on Monday August 25, 2014 at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati.

With the help of sponsors throughout Cincinnati, all proceeds from the golf outing will go to WMKV at Maple Knoll Village. The cost is $175 per golfer, which covers green fees and cart, boxed lunch, cocktails and a dinner reception with a silent auction. Golfers will play in teams of four.

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August 2014
Tech making homes smarter for seniors

A partnership between the University of Cincinnati and Maple Knoll Village has developed technology that will help seniors remain independent longer.

That Technology has been incorporated into the Innovation Collaboratory House at Maple Knoll, which was dedicated in a ceremony that brought a standing-room crowd of more than 100 students; administrators residents and legislators to the Springdale campus last week.

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June 2014
The doctor will see you now – virtually

Across the Cincinnati region, advances in telehealth are changing the way health care is delivered.

In Springdale, robots equipped to give quick medical checkups could be the latest technology used to curb the billions of dollars spent every year on hospitalizing seniors living in retirement settings across the country.

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June 2014
Maple Knoll Village given 6 Star Award by Springdale Board of Health

Each year The City of Springdale Health Department announces the select few food services that were able to achieve the Springdale 6 Star Honor Award. Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is honored to once again achieve this award in 7 different locations!

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June 2014
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.

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June 2014
Take a Culinary Vacation to South America at The Manor House Restaurant

Why hassle with traveling when you can experience authentic South American cuisine dining right in town! Once a month The Manor House Restaurant, , 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.

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June 2014
Knolls of Oxford resident inducted into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging and members of the Ohio General Assembly today inducted twelve accomplished older Ohioans into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on May 20th in Columbus. They join more than 400 individuals who have been inducted since 1978. The Knolls of Oxford, a Maple Knoll Community, is proud to announce that resident Dr. John Blocher was one of the inductees.

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May 2014
See what’s cooking at Coventry Court at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care facility in Springdale, welcomes you to a cookout and learn what the community has to offer. The delicious lunch will be catered by the award winning Manor House Restaurant located right on campus.

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May 2014
Maple Knoll Village awards Dr. Gregg Warshaw 'The Rock of Aging'

Maple Knoll Village established in The Rock of Aging Award in 1993 to recognize individuals who has given extraordinary service in the field of aging. Since then Maple Knoll Communities has only recognized 14 special individuals with this prestigious Rock of Aging Award. All awardees have demonstrated their outstanding commitment, leadership and innovation in the field of aging.

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May 2014
Open houses at Maple Knoll offer insight into resident life

Residents can enjoy worry free, independent living at Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springale. Explore the many options that Maple Knoll has for local seniors during weekly open houses. Maple Knoll Village is a leader in the senior care industry. The continuing care facility offers all levels of care from independent living cottages and villas to skilled nursing as well as many included amenities.

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April 2014
Miami students make impact at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale has been developing its partnership with Miami University and one group of students in particular are making a big impact. Students from Miami University’s Gerontological Nursing Program, donate time every week to put a smile on the faces of those in skilled nursing.

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April 2014
Maple Knoll Communities Inc. receives 2013 Ohio Excellence Award

Maple Knoll Communities Inc., a non-profit, continuum of care services provider for older adults, has been selected for the 2013 Ohio Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. 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 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.

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April 2014
Residents finding rhythm at Maple Knoll Village

Lots of music can be heard through the halls of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale. The talented residents in Skilled Nursing have been busy drumming and creating music as participants in the HealthRhythms program.

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April 2014
Visit WMKV/WLHS at BBB Shred Day

WMKV/WLHS Public Radio (89.3fm/wmkvfm.org) is proud to be a part of The Spring Better Business Bureau Document Shred Day to help those in the community protect their identity! The BBB hosts this free event every year to give back. This year, WMKV has signed on to play music during the event. Please stop in on April 26th, 2014 from 8am-12pm at UC Blue Ash to shred any documents.

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April 2014
Maple Knoll Village making changes and additions to existing Skilled Nursing Facility

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, has experienced a year of growth and change to better accommodate our residents. One area in particular, The Bodmann Skilled Nursing Pavilion, has seen incredible change under administrator Tim McGowan and with a little help from generous supporters.

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April 2014
Books and More Sale at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers and philanthropists who make up The Maple Leaf Auxiliary. The Maple Leaf Auxiliary was founded October 3, 1979 as a means of recognizing and unifying the volunteers who began volunteering almost as soon as Maple Knoll Village opened. It exists primarily for the purpose of rendering services through ways approved by the Maple Knoll Administration. Membership is open to any person interested in volunteering.

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April 2014
Manor House Restaurant offers international dinner April 30

Why hassle with traveling when you can experience authentic Norse dining right in town! Once a month The Manor House Restaurant, 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, Germany, China, Portugal and more!

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April 2014
Maple Knoll Village Lunch and Learn Series: Real Estate Market Update

Are you looking to make a change, but are unsure if now is the right time? The Maple Knoll Lunch and Learn Series: Making the Move is ready with its next lesson! Peter Chabris from Team Chabris at Keller Williams Realty will be sharing information on the state of local communities’ real estate markets and tips for selling your own home during his “Real Estate Market Update” presentation.

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April 2014
Maple Knoll Village residents invite community to view model-train display

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, invites you to attend their long standing model train exhibit this week. The storied Middle Kingdom Model Railroad, an 8’ by 14’ HO layout with DCC operation will be on display at the Maple Knoll Auditorium Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday April 5th, 2014.

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March 2014
Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band plays benefit concert for public radio April 6

One of Cincinnati’s musical gems, The Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, will be appearing in a benefit concert for WMKV Public Radio (89.3/89.9fm/wmkvfm.org) on Sunday, April 6th from 2-4pm. The concert will be held at Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, 11100 Springfield Pike, in Springdale, Ohio. Tickets are inexpensive at $10 per person and can be ordered by calling WMKV at 513-782-2427.

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March 2014
Maple Knoll Village to offer Lunch and Learn Series on how to choose a retirement community

Maple Knoll Village, a non profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, knows that choosing a retirement community can be a daunting task when there are so many factors to consider. To help educate the public, Maple Knoll Village is offering a great opportunity through their Lunch and Learn Series: Making the Move. Each session will provide people looking for a retirement community with an overview of options and tips to consider when planning.

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March 2014
Maple Knoll Village uses new program to monitor residents’ medications

At Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is working with ScorpiaRx to bring residents the best care possible. ScorpiaRx, was founded by Jeffrey Huth, MD, PhD, and its newest software evaluates and monitors medications that a person is taking. The program can provide clients with information on the risks associated with various medications and more details on how medications may interact with each other, improving safety for the patient.

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March 2014
Cincinnati’s WMKV among top nostalgia radio outlets in world

WMKV-FM (89.3) is now ranked as the second most listened-to nostalgia radio station in the country according to the latest rankings from the website RadioLocator.com. WMKV, which emanates from studios at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale, is a public radio station that programs a wide range of music from the 1930s through the ‘50s with a mix of classic radio comedies and dramas from Jack Benny to Suspense.

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March 2014
Maple Knoll Village teaches how to cope with pain

Most of us suffer or know of someone who experiences chronic pain daily. Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is offering an opportunity to help make 2014 a year with less pain through an interactive learning experience.

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March 2014
Maple Knoll Communities kicks off annual fund campaign

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider in Springdale, takes great care to provide the most complete array of services and programs for older adults across Southwest Ohio.

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February 2014
Sen. Brown: Plan will fix loophole that costs seniors thousands

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he has a plan to end a Medicare policy that’s caused seniors across the country to be unexpectedly hit with large bills and costs after receiving needed care.

Brown visited the Maple Knoll Village retirement community in Springdale on Wednesday to share details about the plans and meet with residents who’ve been impacted by what he called an Medicare “technicality.”

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February 2014
Couples give tips for long, happy marriage

What’s the secret to a long-lasting relationship?

Several couples who live at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale shared their thoughts on marriage as they renewed their wedding vows in the retirement community’s fifth annual celebration of Valentine’s Day.

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February 2014
View the UC collaboratory house article on page 34

Official UC ribbon cutting of the collaboratory house will be on June 26th, 2014 at 10am.

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February 2014
Couples renew vows at retirement village on Valentine's Day

Love is in the air for se several couples at the Maple Knoll retirement community in Springdale. They're using Valentine's day to renew their wedding vows.

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February 2014
Maple Knoll Village to offer brunch and browse event

At Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is known for being a leader in the senior care industry and understanding what individuals want in retirement. Through focus groups and one on one interviews, we know that storage, entertaining space and customization options make up the blue print of a dream retirement home.

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February 2014
Maple Knoll forum targets Medicare fraud

Maple Knoll Village will offer a forum on Medicare and Medicaid fraud issues, identity theft and senior scams, and for the first time, will offer continuing education credit for counselors and social workers.

The March 19 forum is free and open to the public, though registration is required by March 17 at 929-4483 for those applying for the education credit.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll administrator accepted into Statewide LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy

Ross Farnsworth, of Maple Knoll Communities, Inc., recently was accepted into the seven-month LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy, an innovative collaborative program beginning in January and running through August designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the senior services profession.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll Village selects Meru Uninterrupted Care Network to enhance care, safety and satisfaction of older adults

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, has taken once step further to provide up to date care and resources for those they serve. Maple Knoll has deployed a Meru Uninterrupted Care Network to support more than 700 residents. With a highly reliable, pervasive Wi-Fi network that spans the 54-acre campus, Maple Knoll Village has enhanced the care and safety of its residents, improved staff productivity, and increased resident satisfaction.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll Village Retirement Community Selects Meru Uninterrupted Care Network to Enhance the Care, Safety and Satisfaction of Seniors

Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. has deployed a Meru Uninterrupted Care Network to support more than 1,000 residents at its continuing care retirement communities, including Maple Knoll Village, in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. With a highly reliable, pervasive Wi-Fi network that spans the 54-acre campus, Maple Knoll Village has enhanced the care and safety of its residents, improved staff productivity and increased resident satisfaction.

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January 2014
Retirement community picks Meru network

Meru Networks MERU reported that Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. has deployed a Meru uninterrupted care network to support more than 1,000 residents at its continuing care retirement communities, including Maple Knoll Village, in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.

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January 2014
Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation once again supports Sycamore Senior Center

The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation has a long history of supporting charitable groups in the community and Sycamore Senior Center is proud to be one of these groups. The foundation was established around 1980 by the late Marge Schott, the second woman to purchase a professional baseball team when she acquired the Cincinnati Reds in 1984.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll jazzes it up

Maple Knoll Village welcomes a classic jazz band for a concert to benefit two public radio stations.

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January 2014
'Family Affair' at the Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center

The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village- a continuing care retirement community, has a history of “keeping it in the family”. Five current children at the Center have a history of numerous family members attending.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll Village receives funding for skilled nursing

The Robert and Christine Steinmann Family Foundation has awarded Maple Knoll Village $21,000 to purchase equipment that will help improve the lives of those living in skilled nursing at Maple Knoll Village.

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January 2014
Maple Knoll Village celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, will be hosting a special interfaith worship service in their chapel on the green.

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December 2013
Accommodating the elderly during the holiday season

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Whether an older family member is coming to your home or you're visiting someone in an assisted-living facility, it's important to remember the elderly during the holiday season.

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December 2013
Buglers Across America honors veteran at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to be home to many of this country’s most dedicated veterans. One veteran in particular, Bob Hans, continued to give back after returning from World War II.

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December 2013
Maple Knoll Village spreads holiday cheer with 20-year tradition

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is known for their festive decorations and holiday traditions that make everyone feel at home. For 20 years Maple Knoll Village residents and staff have created and decorated gingerbread houses to share with others on campus.

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November 2013
Library taps seniors for iPad program

Maple Knoll Village has teamed up with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in a pilot program to loan iPads and iPad minis to group of residents.

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November 2013
Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center to showcase annual Art Show

The children of The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center on the campus of Maple Knoll Village are learning the importance of giving back at an early age. Once a year the students of The Child Center create and donate art work to be displayed and sold in The Maple Knoll Village Main Street Gallery with all proceeds benefiting the residents of Maple Knoll.

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November 2013
Robot, smart house at threshold of independence for seniors

Maple Knoll has a new resident and a new home. A smart house.

A partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and an interprofessional effort by UC’s colleges of medicine and engineering and applied science is working to determine whether technology can contribute to the primary care of the elderly.

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November 2013
Maple Knoll Residents Get First Look at UC's Vision for Aging Safely in Place

You’d think that at age 92, a person wouldn’t be surprised by much in terms of progress. But Simon Strong, a resident of Maple Knoll Village, still is—especially after previewing the new University of Cincinnati (UC) Innovation Collaboratory House on-site at Maple Knoll Village, the continuing care retirement community in Springdale where Strong resides.

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November 2013
Volunteer brings her talents to Maple Knoll Village holiday bazaar

Maple Knoll Village, a non profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, benefits from the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. One in particular, Betty Krumpe, has been generously volunteering her time at Maple Knoll Village for over 30 years. Betty has shared her time for special events, crafting, working in the gift shop and has served as President of The Maple Leaf Auxiliary.

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November 2013
Maple Knoll Village to honor resident and 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. Seven years ago Maple Knoll decided to have a formal program to thank these individuals who have served in armed services.

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October 2013
Maple Knoll Village gets ready for Holiday Bazaar

The Maple Leaf Auxiliary at Maple Knoll Village is preparing to host another successful Annual Holiday Bazaar this month. Residents of Maple Knoll Village and members of the Maple Leaf Auxiliary are busy preparing crafts and other items for buyers to snatch up.

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October 2013
Maple Knoll Village celebrates long-term employees

Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springdale, realizes their strength rests with their employees, all of whom contribute to the overall excellence of the organization.

Every year Maple Knoll hosts a celebration to honor those employees who have given years of service and dedication to the organization

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October 2013
Seminar shows how to spot a scam

Two organizations with expertise in consumer safety will offer a seminar to help protect against scammers and Ponzi schemes.

The workshop, at Maple Knoll Village Nov. 6, will include information from the Better Business Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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October 2013
Chamber of Commerce to host free chili cook-off at Business and Community Expo

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce will once again host their annual Business and Community Expo this fall. The Expo will take place at The Springdale Community Center from 11am-2pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

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September 2013
Sycamore Senior Center fall programming

Although construction on Carver Road makes the Sycamore Senior Center a little more difficult to access, it has not put any dampers on the ongoing programs available. The Sycamore Senior Center is at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. Call 984-1234 for more information.

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September 2013
Find new treasures at the Maple Knoll rummage sale

Gain new treasures or redecorate for a fraction of what you would spend elsewhere at The Sixth Annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale! The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a half price sale from 2:30-3:30 for items not sold. Admission is free to the public and credit cards are accepted.

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September 2013
Maple Knoll communities recognizes donors, volunteers after annual fund success

Maple Knoll Communities Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider in Springdale, is dedicated to supporting older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives so they can live life the way they want to in retirement.

Maple Knoll Communities Inc. includes the retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, three affordable HUD Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.

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September 2013
Princeton grad gives back at Maple Knoll Village

At Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, Spiritual Care is a necessary service for the complete well-being of residents and staff.

Since Maple Knoll’s early beginnings in 1848, when a group of Christian women formed an association for the care of aged indigent women in Cincinnati, spiritual care has been a top priority. In 1996 a non-denominational spiritual care department was formally established.

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September 2013
Dedicated volunteer helps decorate lives of Maple Knoll Village residents

Maple Knoll Communities has had a tradition of caring for older adults for over 165 years. On the campus of Maple Knoll Village they offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing accommodations. In May, with the help of two donors, Maple Knoll added the The Richard Neubauer, M.D. and John Hughes Hospice Center to provide patients with quality end-of life care.

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September 2013
Photo-Secession 21 to showcase art exhibit at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Springdale, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of their residents, staff and visitors. One way they are able to do so is through the creative works shown in The Main Street Gallery.

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September 2013
Maple Knoll Village plans to celebrate National Assisted Living Week

Did you know that September 9th through September 13th is National Assisted Living Week? Many people confuse assisted living with skilled nursing and are hesitate to suggest assisted living to their loved ones. Assisted Living can actually be just the thing to help your loved one stay independent.

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August 2013
WMKV 89.3FM 17th annual golf classic a success

WMKV 89.3FM held its annual golf outing on August 26th and a great time was had by all! This is the seventeenth year for the golf outing and all proceeds benefit WMKV. WMKV is a member-supported, public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio and the only station owned by a continuous care retirement community (CCRC), Maple Knoll Village. Over the last 17 years, the station has carved a niche as a local broadcast and worldwide-streaming audio source for nostalgia including music, classic radio comedy and drama, and information programs. The station continues as a national leader in nostalgia programming, growing steadily through internet exposure and an expanding Cincinnati audience.

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August 2013
Bar is low for nursing homes

Ohio taxpayers are paying millions to nursing homes that fail to meet minimum state requirements for looking after their residents, falling short of a bar many say is too low.

Even three nursing homes on a federal watch list for high numbers of deficiencies over extended periods — two in Cincinnati and one in Youngstown — met Ohio’s quality measures, which give a passing grade even if a facility flunks 75 percent of state standards.

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August 2013
Hemsworth Wellness Center at Maple Knoll Village offering Tai Chi Classes

The goal of the Hemsworth Wellness Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, is to enhance the quality of life for older adults by increasing independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living. They are able to do this through fitness classes, a full gym, warm water pool, aqua massage, personal training and more. One class in particular, Tai Chi, is helping members reclaim their health, both mentally and physically.

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August 2013
The Meadows at Maple Knoll Village accepting applications for senior HUD housing

The Meadows is located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village in Springdale and offers 150 one-bedroom apartments, a communal dining room, a spacious living room, a parlor, craft rooms and more. A sun shelter surrounded by resident-tended gardens provides a shady spot for picnics and special parties. Walking paths offer access to 45 acres. On campus at Maple Knoll Village, The Meadows provide one-bedroom apartments to seniors age 62 or older who qualify under HUD guidelines..

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August 2013
Maple Knoll volunteers quilt comfort for those in need

Each month, a group of residents at Maple Knoll Village gather for an activity that ties a handmade craft to an ever-growing need.

The craft is quilting. The need is comfort.

About a dozen women gather the second Thursday of the month to finish nearly-made quilts and comforts that are donated to several shelters and charitable organizations throughout Cincinnati.

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August 2013
Musical comedy ‘Tuning In’ coming to E.J. Thomas

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The musical comedy “Tuning In,” which will be performed Aug. 8-10 at the Stage Door of The University of Akron’s (UA) E.J. Thomas Hall, is the result of a dreamy and complex collaboration of artistic partners.

The story is based on a true situation, according to show officials. A retirement community in Southern Ohio, the Maple Knoll Village, besides taking care of its residents’ health and social cares, had (and still has) a nostalgia radio station that is dedicated to playing (and sometimes broadcasting local performances of) music for the residents.

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July 2013
Maple Knoll Village plans for rummage sale

The sixth annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale takes place Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Items will be priced and ticketed by the seller, with 30 percent of the price donated to the Maple Knoll Benevolent Care Program.

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July 2013
WMKV-FM adds simulcast on FM 89.9

After a two-year delay, Springdale nostalgia station WMKV-FM (89.3) now simulcasts on Lakota East High School’s WLHS-FM (89.9) to reach growing suburbs in southern Butler and Warren counties. A $15,000 deal approved by the Lakota Board of Education in June 2011 was hung up because the school district’s transmitter and tower site was lost when Butler County demolished a water tower at U.S. 42 and Cox Road in West Chester Township.

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July 2013
Bike brings cycle of healthy habits

Cycling 100 miles a week is impressive at any age.

For 85-year-old Maple Knoll resident Jack Hughes, it’s part of his weekly routine that began more than 40 years ago.

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July 2013
Maple Knoll shows award-winning creativity

Creativity and talent have drawn accolades for residents of Maple Knoll.

Of the 28 entries submitted to Leading Age Ohio’s annual art and writing show, 14 received award ribbons.

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May 2013
WMKV public radio features wide range of programming

WMKV is a full service public radio station, the only public station in the world owned by a retirement community. While we have news from Local 12, classic radio comedies and dramas with Theater of the Mind, Mystery Playhouse and more, plus talk programs that range from pet care and antiques to computers and estate planning, music is one of the true staples that brings people to 89.3FM and www.wmkvfm.org.

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May 2013
SilverSneakers

With the help of SilverSneakers, The Hemsworth Wellness Center at Maple Knoll Village can now be your headquarters for fitness. SilverSneakers, a Medicare Supplement Covered Plan, can help you take charge of your health and for most people for free!

Certain Medicare Supplement Plans will allow for you to join a specific work out facility at no cost to you. The Hemsworth Wellness Center at Maple Knoll Village is proud to be one of those facilities that now offers the SilverSneakers Program. Your SilverSneakers fitness membership gives you access to The Hemsworth Wellness Center’s amenities, including SilverSneakers classes, access to our Warm Water Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, and our state of the art Gym Equipment. A Program Advisor from The Hemsworth Wellness Center, is available to answer questions and guide you along your fitness journey.

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May 2013
Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational Relationships are becoming more popular these days as people are seeing the benefits that they bring. Relationships and activities between older adults and children serve an important role in the life of children who may not have the benefit of grandparents or elderly person in their lives. By bringing older adults into the classroom and developing lesson plans that foster this emotional growth, early childhood educators are opening the doors to more than one benefit for their students. The older adults involved in these programs benefit as well. By allowing relationships to form, getting out of their same routines and feeling useful in the lives of others, older adults are able to regain self-esteem.

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April 2013
Maple Knoll Village Will Now Offer End of Life Hospice Care

Maple Knoll Communities has had a tradition of caring for older adults for over 165 years. On the campus of Maple Knoll Village they offer independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Accommodations. In addition, Maple Knoll Communities includes The Knolls of Oxford, Sycamore Senior Center, three affordable HUD Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center. The one thing that Maple Knoll was missing was a Hospice Care Center. With the help of two incredibly generous donors Maple Knoll Village will now be able to offer hospice care to their residents and to individuals in the community.

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January 2013
Maple Knoll Village Receives Funding for Aromatherapy Program

The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation has just brought Maple Knoll Village $2,500 closer to implementing an aromatherapy program at its facility. The program aims to help lessen agitation of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Studies show that 61% of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease develop significant behavioral disorders and agitation, and 24% show signs of aggression. When these individuals are hospitalized the percentages increase. But aromatherapy oils may be the answer. When used with people who have Alzheimer's and Dementia, they’re shown to have a positive effect on mood, behavior, and cognitive functioning as well as reduce agitation, aggression, stress, aches and pains.

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January 2013
Survey Says: Deficiency Free!

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 is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2012 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.

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October 2012
Flu Season

Flu season (Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013) has begun and for some, the risk of catching the flu outweighs the inconveniences of getting immunized. Seniors are one of those risk groups, so Director of Home Health at Maple Knoll Communities, Diane McClain, has already arranged for all residents and employees to receive their flu shots.

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August 2012
Harry James Orchestra Makes Rare Cincinnati Visit

WMKV 98.3 FM presents a rare Cincinnati visit by the Harry James Orchestra for a benefit dance / concert this month. It’s the orchestra’s first appearance in the tri-state area in decades, despite being one of the most requested bands at the radio station.

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July 2011
People at Maple Knoll Village now practicing Ai Chi

SPRINGDALE, OH (FOX19) - During the dog days of summer, many of us are turning towards the water to exercise or relax after a long hot day. Members of the Hemsworth Wellness Center, inside Maple Knoll Village, are using the pool to practice Ai Chi. It's similar to Tai Chi but in the comfort of warm, refreshing water.

Ai Chi was developed in Japan by Jun Konno in the 90s and is gaining in popularity here in the United States. Inspired by a combination of techniques such as Tai Chi, shiatsu and Watsu, Ai Chi is a form of aquatic exercise designed to strengthen the core for better balance while promoting relaxation for the mind and body.

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April 2011
Maple Knoll uses power of pen to fight budget plan

Pens poised, residents at Maple Knoll Village have been busy with a letter-writing campaign to raise awareness of how Ohio’s possible budget cuts would hurt the non-profit facility.

The concern is the state’s plan to reimburse nursing homes on a per-patient basis, instead of using a percentage formula.

Residents at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale participate in a letter-writing campaign. Kelly McBride/Staff This would cost Maple Knoll, while some other facilities could benefit, because the state plan would average out the costs for all nursing homes in Ohio, whether they’re for-profit or not-for profit.

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March 2011
Smiles fuel volunteer, her faithful companion

Residents at Maple Knoll Village, who come from different communities with different backgrounds, have something in common on Thursdays.

That’s when Bailey, the golden retriever, visits with his owner, Judi Huff.

Judi Huff, right, and Bailey visit with Maple Knoll residents Julius Schafer, left, and Eventa Jones. Kelly McBride/Staff “He makes people so happy,” Huff said of her 10-year-old dog. “You can have the worst day in the world, but if you see a dog, it makes you happy.”

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November 2004
Golden Oldies at the Mike
The deejays at WMKV play the music of their youth: big-band tunes dating back decades. It's radio by, and for, a retirement community.

SPRINGDALE, Ohio — The alarm rings and the dog barks. It's 6 a.m. Alice Hornbaker climbs out of her daybed and squeezes past a table covered with computer equipment.

The 77-year-old deejay nearly fell asleep there last night, lulled by the wooing of Frank Sinatra and the hum of her hard drive. "The Late Show" was over by the time Hornbaker finished burning songs onto a CD for her show on WMKV -- the only FM station in the country licensed to a retirement community.

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