Posts by: Megan Braemer

July 29, 2016

BB Riverboats

Yesterday, residents braved the heat and possible rain to take a scenic boat ride along the Ohio River! Along the way, they learned some history about the Queen City.

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June 29, 2016

A Sweet Visit from a Local Brownie Troop

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!

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June 1, 2016


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 […]

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May 18, 2016

Senior Prom

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!

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April 29, 2016

Trip to La Comedia

Yesterday, a large group of residents travelled to Springboro, OH to La Comedia. While there, they enjoyed a delicious lunch, and saw the musical Fiddler on the Roof! All in all, it was a great day out!

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April 25, 2016

Cheeseburger in Paradise

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 […]

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April 22, 2016

Incline Public House Outing

Yesterday, the residents took a trip to the newly opened Incline Public House. Tucked in among the hills of Price Hill, the residents had a delicious meal and enjoyed a breathtaking view. We will definitely be returning to take in the view again!

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April 4, 2016

April Fools Day Pranks

We had a very happy April Fools Day here at Pinebrook! Remember to have a little fun and never take yourself too seriously.

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March 25, 2016

Happy Easter!

From our family to yours, Pinebrook wishes you a very Happy Easter!

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March 21, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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!

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March 17, 2016

Krohn Conservatory

Today the residents took a trip to Krohn Conservatory! There they got to take in the beautiful flowers and watch as the Easter flowers were being put out. Following the conservatory, we took the short drive up to Mount Adams to have lunch at the Rookwood. It was a wonderful day for a trip out and […]

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March 9, 2016

The Kinner Express

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!

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February 16, 2016

Valentine’s Day Celebration

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 […]

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February 8, 2016

Super Bowl Party

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!

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February 4, 2016

Trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum

Today, the residents took a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and Restoration on View. This exhibition has Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chief Conservator and paintings conservator Serena Urry will be on view cleaning The Retablo of St. Peter. The Spanish altarpiece, attributed to Lorenzo Zaragoza, dates to around 1400. Its 18 painted […]

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January 4, 2016

New Year’s Eve Party

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!

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December 15, 2015

Pinebrook Players Performance

Earlier this month, the Pinebrook Players gave their performance! The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and gave the cast a lengthy curtain call!

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November 20, 2015

Milford Holiday Parade

Last night, the residents had the honor of participating in the Milford Holiday Parade. Dressed in their holiday apparel, they rode down the street in the decorated Pinebrook bus, as Executive Director Dennis Curley walked down the streets dressed as Santa! Community Life Director Joy Frederick helped to pass out candy to the crowd!

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October 28, 2015

Safety Appreciation Day

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 […]

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October 27, 2015

Amish Country

Last Thursday, the residents took a trip out to Amish Country in Adams County. We started off the day by stopping at a little hole in the wall truck stop for lunch. The residents loved both the food and the atmosphere! We then traveled the back roads to reach Miller’s Baker, Miller’s Bulk Food and […]

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October 14, 2015

Calling All Volunteers!

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!

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October 5, 2015

Reds Game

This past Thursday, a few residents braved the weather to go and watch the Reds. The Reds didn’t do well, but the residents had fun!

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September 25, 2015

Outing to Ripley!

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 […]

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September 23, 2015

Smoothie Making Class

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 […]

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September 9, 2015

Busy Hands

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 […]

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August 3, 2015

New Resident Lunch

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 […]

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August 3, 2015

Scotch Tasting

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 […]

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July 27, 2015

Lunch Out!

This past Thursday the residents took a lunch trip to Fuji Steakhouse in Eastgate. They enjoyed a delicious lunch, as well as a show from the Hibachi grill masters! For some, this was the first visit, for others it was one of many. One thing is for sure, the residents want to go back!

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July 7, 2015

July 4th Grill Out and Buffet!

This Independence Day, the residents and their families were treated to a grill out and buffet! Chef Don and his team put out a great spread as usual! Over the sea of red, white, and blue, spread laughter, love, and cheer!

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June 25, 2015

Mr. Softee Visits Pinebrook!

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 […]

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June 16, 2015

Spelling Bee

This past Friday, we were lucky enough to have several residents participate in the Adult Spelling Bee presented by the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown County. The residents made it to the third round of the competition! We are very proud of our players!

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June 16, 2015

Flag Day

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 […]

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June 1, 2015

Fishing at Lake Isabella

This past Saturday our residents joined Ronnie and Community Life Director Annie on a fishing trip to Lake Isabella in Symmes Township.

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May 11, 2015

Watermark Expressions

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!

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April 27, 2015

Interview with Channel 12

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!

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April 17, 2015

Watermark for Kids

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 […]

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April 16, 2015

Resident Art Show

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 […]

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April 13, 2015

Watermark Expressions Calendar

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 […]

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April 6, 2015

Easter Sunday Buffet

This past Sunday Chef Don and his crew did it again! They created a lovely and delicious buffet for residents and their families to enjoy for the Easter holiday.

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March 30, 2015

Watermark University Volunteers Needed

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.

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March 26, 2015

A Visit from Raptor Inc.

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!

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March 23, 2015

Look Who We Found!

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, […]

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March 20, 2015

Busy Hands Club

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 […]

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March 18, 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day Buffet!

Chef Don was a busy man this St. Patrick’s Day. On top of hosting our beer tasting, he created a beautiful and extensive buffet for our residents to enjoy! Pictured are just SOME of the many dishes offered!

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March 18, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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 […]

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March 9, 2015

The Pinebrook Players!

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 […]

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February 9, 2015

Valentine’s Dinner

This coming Saturday, Chef Don and his team have created a special plated dinner for the residents. The delicious menu will include” Salad – Strawberry Spinach Salads Main Course – Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Accopaniments – Leek and Garlic Potates and Green Beans Amandine Dessert – Tiramisu We can’t wait to experience these delcious creations!

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February 6, 2015

Super Bowl Party!

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!

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February 2, 2015

My Furry Valentine

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 […]

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January 22, 2015

Rookwood Pottery Factory Tour

In the next two months, residents will be taking tours of two Cincinnati icons. The first trip was to Rookwood Pottery factory. They were lead on a wonderful and informational tour where they learned what makes this factory such a city gem. They learned the history of this landmark, saw master craftsman at work at […]

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January 21, 2015

Lighter Fare!

Chef Don and his team have been hard at work to make sure that there are additional lighter meal options! Take a look at the beautiful salads that they have created!

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