Hay wagons, straw bales and pumpkins help remind residents that harvest season is here. For many, this is a favorite time of the year. Colorful blooming mums and gourds help us reminisce, bringing back memories of sunny, cool days. Grab your sweatshirt or sweater, autumn is in the air at Pinebrook for all to share.
Category: Life at Pinebrook
Our residents greatly appreciated staff member Kathy Bird as she taught them to create their own unique pumpkin creations. Fall is certainly in the air here at Pinebrook! We have many more fall fun creations planned. Check your calendars and sign up soon!
Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]
We began the party early in the Bijou Theater with Ted Talks on the scientists viewpoints, followed by the live feed from NASA! Once in a while we would check out the major networks to see how the Eclipse was progressing in other areas. As the moon began to cross over the sun it was […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Painting 101 to Guided Meditation to Creative Design to Cuisine Scene and even Seasonal Floral Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
If the weather cooperates, Pinebrook resident Terry Pilis will enjoy a bumper crop of tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers this year. Gardening is made easier in our three-and-a-half foot tall raised garden bed. Along with vegetables, Terry enjoys growing flowers and herbs. When Terry is unable to water the plants, other residents gladly volunteer for the task. […]
We all love the Joyful Noise Boys! As their name suggests they bring smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts as they successfully encourage everyone to sing along!
Our second annual Senior Prom began with one of Chef Don’s all time favorite meals of our residents, Baby Back Ribs, along with a nice selection of side dishes and deserts. Many will tell you those ribs are the best in town! The Jeanine Groh Quartet played the old standards while our professional dancing couple started the dancing […]
Pinebrook was thrilled to have Mariemont Jr. High Orchestra perform here. Residents were amazed at the skills these musicians had built in their short years of study. It was a full house with standing room only. The selections chosen, both old and new were simply priceless! We will welcome them back anytime!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wood Carving to Seasonal Floral Creations to Garden Club to Drama Group and even Book Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
Chair volleyball is held three afternoons a week at Pinebrook. Our players are committed, nothing gets in the way of volleyball! They even have a fan club and cheering section. What a fun way to raise our endorphins and nurture friendships!
Award winning resident floral designer June Maggard has once again outdone herself with a fresh new look for our main entry table! We are all blessed to have such talent shared with us at Pinebrook. Thank you so much June!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Walking Club to Scotch Tasting to Kathy’s Krafts to Guided Meditation and even Cuisine Scene, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
Our decorating fairies have completed their magic!
We all love our every other Friday Art Party with Jeannie. She can teach anyone to paint, and I do mean anyone. If you don’t believe me I dare you to try it. I promise you will impress yourself! Another benefit is the fun bunch of new friends we make here. Get ready to laugh!
We were thrilled to have Max back at Pinebrook once again! There were several residents who missed his outstanding presentation the last time and those who heard him before were begging for more! He started with a brief history of the bowls and their ancient background and then invited us to do a body scan to see […]
We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]
We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]
June Maggard’s classes are always a favorite with the sign up full in advance! Everyone looks forward to it and is proud to show off what they have created!
An article was recently featured on Cincinnati.com, published on October 24th, 2016. To read the entire article, please click here. We are pleased to announce that Pinebrook Retirement Community has been named the 2016 Business Advisory Council “Employer of the Year” in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This award was presented at the […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Chair Yoga to Cake Decorating to Computer Basics to Seasonal Floral Creations and even Jewelry Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]
This past Friday Pinebrook received a visit from a local Brownie troop. They walked around Pinebrook placing door hangers with messages of love and happiness for the residents. They also showed off their talents by singing some of their Brownie songs! We hope to have them back here again soon!
This past Memorial Day, Pinebrook honored not only those men and women in the military, but two of our employees. Nancy Miller and Lee Goerlich both passed away in 2015, and we were very much shocked at the loss of these two amazing and caring employees. The Resident Council came up with the lovely idea […]
This past Thursday, Pinebrook residents had the pleasure of hearing the Mariemont Junior High School Orchestra play!
Last Thursday, Pinebrook hosted it’s first ever Senior Prom! The residents were decked out in formal wear, and they were treated to a delicious gourmet dinner by Chef Don and his team. Music was provided by the Jeanine Groh Quartet, and residents were even invited to have their pictures taken by a professional photographer!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Chair Volleyball to Cinema Around the World to Guided Meditation to TED Talks and even Wind Chime Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]
This past Friday, residents were treated to a Cheeseburger in Paradise celebration! The dining room was decorated in a luau theme and Chef Don hosted a grill out! The residents were encouraged to wear bright colors and Hawaiian themed clothing. Following dinner, the residents were treated to a performance by Full Moon Ranch. It was […]
We had a very happy April Fools Day here at Pinebrook! Remember to have a little fun and never take yourself too seriously.
From our family to yours, Pinebrook wishes you a very Happy Easter!
This past St. Patrick’s Day the residents had a festive celebration! There was green punch, cookies, decorations, music, and even a “best dressed” contest! The band Foley Road provided Irish music, and the residents enjoyed dancing along!
Recently the Appalachian style band, The Kinner Express, came to Pinebrook. The residents were up and moving, and there was chair dancing as well! Some great grandchildren even stopped by to take in the music!
This past Valentine’s Day, the residents enjoyed an eventful day. Margaret and Monica from the salon asked residents and staff to turn in a copy of their wedding photo, or photograph with someone they loved. The photos were then hung up on the wall in the café for the residents to see. There are over 80 pictures […]
Last night, residents gathered in the Bijou Theater to celebrate the Super Bowl! Resident managers Lisa and Terry decorated the room in the colors of both teams and provided a large spread of food! There were plenty of residents there to cheer on the Broncos and the Panthers!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Beer Tasting to Ceramics Class to Jewelry Making to Chair Yoga and even Seasonal Floral Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]
The Pinebrook residents had a wonderful New Year’s Eve party this past Thursday. The band Lukasiks performed! There was laughter, dancing, and joy all around!
We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]
Earlier this month, the Pinebrook Players gave their performance! The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and gave the cast a lengthy curtain call!
An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year according to the National Emergency Number Association. Earlier in September, one such call attempt was mysteriously received by Pinebrook, where an alert receptionist acted fast and responsibly to ensure that the Florida caller received the help she needed. The Enquirer recalls […]
Today marks the official opening of a new Assisted Living neighborhood at Pinebrook Retirement Community in Milford. Available on a monthly rental basis, the program accommodates residents who wish to maximize their independence while receiving personalized care and attention as needed from licensed nurses on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Pinebrook’s […]
Today the Miami Township Police and Firefighters came to spend the day at Pinebrook. They ate lunch in the dining room with residents, then walked around the building visiting with residents. This was followed by a presentation on what it’s like in their day-to-day life when they’re on duty! To wrap up the day, the […]
Pinebrook is looking for volunteers! What we are in most need of right now is a volunteer to call bingo either one day a week or one weekend day! Please call 1-513-297-4076 to let us know you are interested!
Yesterday, the residents took a day trip to the beautiful river town of Ripley, OH. They enjoyed a delicious lunch at Rockin’ Robin’s Soda Shoppe, complete with 50’s and 60’s memorabilia. After lunch, a few residents took a short stroll along the river and watched the barges floating by. They also had to the chance […]
Yesterday was a very healthy day here at Pinebrook! The residents were treated to a yoga and meditation class with our Community Life Director Joy and then Chef Don taught them all about making smoothies! He taught them the different fruit combinations to make a healthy snack. They were even given the recipes to enjoy […]
Miami Township Trustee, Mary Wolff talks with Executive Director Dennis Curley and Sales Director Aimee LaPine from Pinebrook Retirement Community about their new ‘state-of-the-art’ Assisted Living neighborhood, The Inn. For an in-depth look at what life is like at Pinebrook and the The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood, please click the following link to view […]
Since their news interview back in April, the ladies of the Busy Hands Club have been hard at work! From knitting hats for the homeless, to filling backpacks with school supplies to send to Haiti, they’ve been working nonstop! Their most recent project was to make homemade bath products for battered women. They made shower […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Yoga to Writing Circle to Guided Meditation and even Facebook 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
Every four months, Pinebrook hosts a New Resident Lunch. Today was that day! Concierge Nancy Miller did a wonderful job inviting and setting up the room for residents to relax and enjoy the meal. She helped create a welcoming environment for all the new residents to get acquainted. The resident ambassadors were on hand to make the […]
Recently, the residents have the pleasure of participating in a Scotch tasting with Chef Don. Chef selected samples from three different regions of Scotland. Residents had a sheet in front of them with a description of each Scotch. They had to use their sense of smell and taste to determine which sample was from which […]
Tuesday afternoon, the residents here at Pinebrook received a special treat to help beat the heat! Local favorite Mr. Softee stopped by with their truck and offered up soft serve ice cream to the residents! The residents were so excited for the treat, they were lining up well in advance! Thank you Mr. Softee, and […]
This past Friday in honor of Flag Day, our residents who are veterans were honored for their service. In partnership with ViaQuest, each resident was given a pin and a certificate from their branch of military. Also included in the ceremony were outside veterans and their wives. They were each given a star from a […]
Calling all artists! Are you interested in submitting a piece of artwork to the Watermark Expressions Calendar? Then join us on Tuesday, May 19th to have your artwork and yourself, photographed for your submission! Prior to submitting your work, we will also host an art show of all the work!
Pay It Forward Day is where people of all walks of life give to someone else and make a positive difference. What started 3 years ago as a national organization now is comprised of more than 3 million people in 70 countries around the world participating. Teachers in Milfold, Ohio thought it would be beneficial to […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 35 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Busy Hands Club to Ceramics Class and even Healthy Eating, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
Today, Adam Clements from Local 12 News came to interview the ladies of the Busy Hands Club! The interview was to bring attention to the group, and to help them to reach more people in the community! Below is the link to the interview! http://local12.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/Retired-women-give-back-to-those-in-need-123569.shtml#.VUDf1P9FAiQ
Here at Pinebrook, we are about to start a campaign to raise funds for our Watermark for Kids. To contribute to this campaign, employees have been encouraged to donate money to buy a golf club. This club will be auctioned off at the Annual Watermark Summit in Arizona. From here, we will select our candidate, and […]
Today at Pinebrook residents had the pleasure of viewing the artwork of one of their fellow residents. The show consisted of the artist’s watercolor and acrylic works from the past few months. You could see how she honed and developed her skill. While there were many pieces on display, there just wasn’t enough room for […]
If you are new to Pinebrook, you might not be familiar with Watermark’s Expressions Calendar. In the spirit of celebrating the creativity of our residents (and maybe even uncovering some hidden talent), each Watermark community will be submitting resident artwork to be reviewed for the chance to be showcased in the Expressions 2016 calendar! If […]
It’s that time of year again! Pinebrook is looking for volunteers to sign up for Watermark University! If you are passionate about a particular subject, or would like to teach a class, please call (513) 297-4076.
Tuesday afternoon, Pinebrook received a visit from Raptor Inc.! They brought three different educational ambassadors along with them. Sylvester the Great Horned Owl, Rufus the Screeching Owl, and Earl (the female) Turkey Vulture. The residents were engaged in this presentation, learning more about the birds that surround them!
Recently featured in the local paper, the Milford Miami Advertiser on March 18th, 2015, were two of our very own residents, Chuck Knabe and Dave Foreman! Wearing chef coats and hats, the two supervised Chef Don as he cooked up 100 pounds of prime rib for the Veterans Day luncheon. To read the full article, […]
Pinebrook’s very own Busy Hands Club is currently looking for their next project. They are a group of ladies who get together to primarily make and sometimes collect objects for those in need. They have made pillowcase dresses and blankets to send to Haiti, toys for My Furry Valentine, and so much more. If your […]
Yesterday to get in the spirit of the holiday, our residents took part in a beer tasting hosted by Chef Don. The residents sampled five samples of beer, ranging from a red ale to a dark stout. The event was set against the background of holiday music provided by Todd Hepburn. There was laughter and […]
Pinebrook’s resident theater group is finally back in rehearsals! Rehearsals officially started on March 7th and residents are excited to get started! There has been much discussion about the program they want to perform and how to get the community involved. This is a resident driven program, and they are ready to reach out to the […]
This past Sunday, resident managers Lisa and Terry threw the residents an amazing Super Bowl Party! We had a full house! There were a lot of laughs, a large spread, and even some friendly competition!
The Ladies of Busy Hands Club are working hard on dog and cat toys for My Furry Valentine. My Furry Valentine is a large adoption event taking place on Saturday, February 14th! The ladies of Busy Hands Club are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to helping out the community. We’re sure […]
Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to Download the Activity Calendar
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 65 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Jewelry Making to Armchair Travelogue and even our very own Theater Group. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having […]
On Veterans Day we honor all who answered to a service call. Soldiers young, soldiers old, fought for freedom, brave and bold. Some have lived, while others died, and all of them deserve our pride. We’re proud of all the soldiers who, kept thinking red, white, and blue. They fought for us and all our […]
When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has its upside; however autumn has a particular beauty to it. Pinebrook celebrated the splendor of autumn with a masquerade party. Spirits flowed from the bar, we danced to fun halloween music and prizes […]
After many months of making pillowcase dresses, blankes and collecting supplies for Dinning Room Supervisor, Sarah Strunk’s trip to Haiti, she is off to deliver the goods. Good luck Sarah! Hurry home!
The residents at Pinebrook danced, laughed and sang along with Denny D and his spooky friends at this years “Monster Mash”. It was a spooktacular time!
There wasn’t a seat left in the room to hear Rachel Chapman tell stories of her life as a professional dancer on a cruise ship! We learned all about how she got her start, where she performed and her many adventures in travel. Thanks Rachel for sharing such a interesting story! We were amazed!
Pinebrook is so blessed to have such a wonderful art teacher, Cheryl Pannabecker. Cheryl has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Ceramic Sculpture. This past week Cheryl taught the residents how to create textured wall pockets using slabs of stoneware clay. Just see how beautiful they turned out!
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. The residents at Pinebrook didn’t have to travel any further than the Pattison Pavilion […]
We are so excited that Pinebrook’s resident Maxine Perry’s oil painting entitled “The Homestead” has been awarded a feature spot in Expressions 2015, Watermark’s award-winning calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Congratulations! Out of hundreds of submissions received from resident artists at 38 Watermark locations nationwide, Maxine’s is one of only 13 to be featured […]
Aimee LaPine, Pinebrook’s Director of Sales has a passion for Sunflowers! Aimee shared her love of Sunflowers during one of our Watermark University classes. She shared interesting facts about the flower, made homemade sunflower muffins for everyone and showed the residents how to create a Sunflower wreath to hang on the doors. The halls of […]
What better way to say goodbye to summer than with a bowl full of ice cream and a room full of friends! Thanks to Margaret and Monica from Shear Salon for hosting such a lovely social!
Follow Vicky Mary, owner of Victoria Travel and Cincinnati’s travel pro, through England as you explore some of the popular and some of the more out-of-the-way places to visit. Be prepared to stop alone the way and sample some of Englands most famous teas!
Check out Pinebrook’s Thrive! monthly newsletter for October. We have a lot of interesting articles about life here at Pinebrook. This fall we have an array of new Watermark University classes and events for all our residents to participate in. Come Thrive with us …we love having guests! Give us a call at 1-513-297-4076 to try out a class or […]
Check out all the exciting things we are doing at Pinebrook this October! Try out one or two of these amazing classes…we love having guests! Give us a call at 1-513-297-4076 for more information. Click here to see the 2014 October Calendar.
Pinebrook residents celebrated Mr. Bryan’s 95th birthday at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse located on the scenic Ohio River. We enjoyed the striking view of the river, watched river barges go by, ate Montgomery Inn’s world-famous ribs and enjoyed seriously decadent desserts. Wow… what a pleasant afternoon!
Resident and Pinebrook’s very own adventurist Fran Rassin took advantage of our extraordinary outing, “Star-Spangled Spectacular,” hosted by the Clermont County Senior Services. Fran rose bright and early, boarded a bus to Baltimore, MD for an exciting celebration of the 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner! Fran will attend the festival at the Baltimore’s […]
We all put on our craziest Hawaiian shirts, beachcomber hats and flip flops for Pinebrook’s annual Luau! The residents sipped on delicious pina colada’s, ate fantastic food and swayed to the sweet sounds of Hawiian music by the Chris Smith Duo. .
During the summer session of Watermark University the “Busy Hands Club” focused on the plight in Haiti. Sarah, Pinebrook’s Community Life Assistant saw first hand the poor living conditions of the Haitians during her missionary trip this past July. After Sarah’s presentation through Watermark University “Light and Life in Haiti” the Busy Hands club knew they […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 70 different classes with everything from Chair Exercise to Crewel Embrodiary to Watercolor Techniques and even Conversational Spanish. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few guests. Give us […]
Did you know that Pinebrook offers an amazing selection of Arts and Crafts classes for you to choose from? This week we created gorgeous alcohol ink coasters. Check out the amazing colors, so beautiful and just in time for fall!
Pinebrook residents had an absolute blast riding the all terian amphibious sightseeing Newport Ducks! The tour delivered a fun, educational, entertaining view of the Cincinnati region.
Long before videos or DVDs, even before television, families used to gather nightly for their favorite programs. They’d sit around the family radio and listen to popular comedies, dramas, and variety shows. The Pinebrook Players Theater Group is made up of residents who enjoy performing skits from the golden age of radio and re-creating shows […]
The Busy Hands Club is at it again, doing good for the community! This month we are hosting a clothing drive for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 40 different classes with everything from Watercolors for Beginners to Seasonal Flower Arranging and even Conversational Spanish. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few guests. […]