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McKenzie Named Marketing, PR, Communications VP for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Posted on July 24, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Chris McKenzie has recently been promoted to Vice President, Marketing, PR, and Communications for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services. Mrs. McKenzie has been associated with OPRS as Vice President, Marketing since 1998 with responsibility for oversight of marketing and sales for the eleven retirement communities. Her new role is part of an overall effort to strengthen communications and raise public awareness of services available to meet the needs of Ohio seniors. In her new position, Mrs. McKenzie will oversee all corporate communications and public relations initiatives and social media efforts while continuing to manage OPRS’ marketing and sales program.

Gene Shows Promise for Alzheimer's

Posted on July 23, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the erosion of memory and learning ability in mice with a version of Alzheimer's disease, potentially offering a new approach for tackling the illness in humans.

Gene Shows Promise for Alzheimer's (Wall Street Journal)

OPRS Announces Organizational Changes

Posted on July 15, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

To better serve the needs of older adults in Ohio and throughout the nation, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) has restructure its operations effective July 1, 2010, OPRS CEO David J. Kaasa has announced.

O'Connor Named President of OPRS Communities

Posted on July 15, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Daniel J. O'Connor has been elected President of OPRS Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services. O’Connor’s appointment is part of a restructuring to better serve seniors’ current and future needs in Ohio and throughout the nation.

Researchers Tackle Electronic Health Record Technology to Improve Long-Term Care Coordination, Patient Outcomes

Posted on July 9, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

A team of researchers at the University of Missouri is working to refine electronic health record (EHR) technology. The goal is to increase its efficiency and cost-saving benefits for long-term care.

Researchers Tackle Electronic Health Record Technology to Improve Long-Term Care Coordination, Patient Outcomes (McKnights.com)

Eight Questions To Ask Before Buying Into A Senior Community

Posted on July 1, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Are you (or your aging parent) the kind of person who likes to plan for all contingencies? Then you might want to consider a continuing care retirement community--a development that usually includes independent apartments or town homes for spry seniors; assisted living units for those who need some help; plus a nursing home.

Eight Questions To Ask Before Buying Into A Senior Community (Forbes.com)

Kelly Named OPRS Chief Financial Officer

Posted on June 15, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Thomas J. Kelly has been named Chief Financial Officer for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). Kelly has served as OPRS’ Controller since Jan. 2007.

Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May be Just Fine

Posted on June 6, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Conventional wisdom says older people make less risky — and less sound — decisions, but now a new study suggests otherwise.

Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May be Just Fine (USA Today)

Study Assisted-Living Options for Aging Parents

Posted on May 30, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

The residents at the assisted-living facility looked so frail, many sitting in wheelchairs or hunched over their walkers, making their way slowly along the hallways.

Study Assisted-Living Options for Aging Parents (The Washington Post)

Martin: Baby Boomers Learn the New Rules for Growing Older

Posted on April 29, 2010 in In The News for All Communities

Get ready for the first generation to cash in on the "longevity dividend." Life expectancy in the United States has increased by 30 years over the past century, to age 78 -- an advance greater than the progress of the previous 50 centuries.

Martin: Baby Boomers Learn the New Rules for Growing Older (Richmond Times Dispatch)

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