MISSION

Mission & History

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has worked to enrich the lives of older adults in a person-centered, innovative, and spiritually based way. 

ERS began as the Memorial Homes Foundation serving 20 older women in a home in Clifton, near the University of Cincinnati. Today, ERS serves older adults through senior living communities, as well as in-home and community-based services. We accommodate all levels of care including:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Assisted Living with Memory Support
  • Long-Term Nursing Care
  • Short-Term Rehabilitation

Our premier communities include the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community and Deupree House, located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in Cincinnati, OH, and Episcopal Church Home, located in Louisville, KY. ERS also offers affordable housing options for seniors with low incomes in 25 communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

In addition to retirement communities, ERS provides services for seniors living in their own homes through Living Well Senior Solutions and Deupree Meals On Wheels. Parish Health Ministry coordinates a large network of churches to provide grassroots health-related services throughout southern Ohio.


Core Values

Rooted in our Episcopal faith tradition, our core values create an unwavering and unchanging guide for how we advance our mission.

  • Relationships: Recognizing and encouraging deep and meaningful relationships among all we serve, and believing all individuals have infinite worth and deserve respect.
  • Integrity: Acting under the highest ethical standards with honesty, trustworthiness, transparency, and sincerity.
  • Engagement: Participate in decision making to improve elders’ lives, our work environment, and the services we offer.
  • Inclusion: Valuing collaboration and diversity of thought, experiences, and perspective. Appreciating that we are better together, leveraging our strengths and differences.
  • Person-Centeredness: Restoring freedom, choice, and purpose to those we serve and with whom we work. Leading in an individualized, strength-based way using Servant Leadership principles.
  • Progressive Thinking: Encouraging innovation and respectfully challenging the status quo to create breakthroughs in thinking, systems, and practices. Encouraging life-long learning.

Discover for yourself why ERS is known for offering something special to those we serve. Click here to download our Mission, Core Values, and Ways of Working.

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