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Mount Pleasant announces Pilates Classes

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is pleased to announce the addition of Pilates Classes.  Classes will be open to the community based on availability.  Mount Pleasant is excited to introduce instructor, Molly Cloyd certified by Power Pilates, NYC.  Molly is certified in all Pilates including mat exercises and all apparatus in Pilates including the Cadillac, the Reformer the Wunda Chair and more.  Molly has been a Pilates instructor for more than four years.  After a spinal injury, Molly found Pilates beneficial to relieve her pain.  She feels helping others to regain control of their bodies and discover a new level of overall wellness to be most rewarding.

 To register for a class or obtain more information on times and costs, please call Lori Shutrump at 539-6085.  Lori is the Activity cooridinator with Mount Pleasant Retirement Village.

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Opens New Art Studio

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village welcomed Mayor Robert Routson, Vice Mayor Anna Hale, City Manager William Brock, Director of Middletown Arts Center, Pat Belisle, Chamber President, Bill Trick and others to the grand opening of the Village's first Art Studio.  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on January 27 as Executive Director for Mount Pleasant, Stan Kappers welcomed everyone. Read more »

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Introduces Pilates Rehab

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is pleased to announce the addition of Pilates Reformers to its Physical Therapy Program.  

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates.  The exercises are instrumental in building balance & develop muscle of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to promote efficient and graceful moments.  "A Pilates Reformer improves balance, increases the effectiveness of a traditional physical therapy program, and teaches patients to "unlearn" inefficient movement patterns and improve core strength and stability", says Veronica Sterling, Administrator of Mount Pleasant Retirement Village.  This is a great addition to traditional therapy.

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is one of eleven communities owned and operated by OPRS headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  OPRS serves more than 4,500 residents each year.

Superintendent Lolli will speak at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village


All residents of Monroe are invited to attend a meeting discussing the school levy to be voted on in November.

Superintendent of Monroe Local Schools, Elizabeth J. Lolli, will be the speaker of the meeting. She will explain the importance of this levy passing and why it’s needed to help the school district. The meeting will take place on Monday, October 12 at 3:00 pm. It will be held in the Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Chapel located at 225 Britton Lane.

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is the Key

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village & Llanfair are the Keys to Memory
Mount Pleasant Retirement Village, sister community, Llanfair in Cincinnati, and Senior Independence have trained their nursing staff about dementia care through a four part seminar. They are now taking this educational seminar on the road to area hospital staff.  Mount Pleasant, Llanfair and Senior Independence are owned and operated by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Ed Stinson, Director of Education for OPRS, has written an educational program titled Memory Makers.  The seminar currently has four parts and Mr. Stinson is writing an additional two.  The first four are; 
Overview of Dementia
Intense Workshop of Communication Techniques with Validation and Reality Therapy
Behavioral Intervention
101 Activities to do with Residents/Patients afflicted with Dementia.
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Mount Pleasant to hold Early Stage Strategy Group for Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati to hold Free Educational and Supportive Group Sessions at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village

Monroe, Ohio  The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati will offer a series of group sessions to the person who is mildly cognitively impaired and a family member. These sessions are educational and supportive and address the clinical aspects of the disease, the impact of the diagnosis on self and family members, changes in communication and behaviors, and coping strategies.  The sessions are facilitated by professionals knowledgeable about Alzheimer's disease and the family dynamics. 

Persons who have been diagnosed with an irreversible dementia in the early stages and a family member are appropriate for these sessions.  Participants must be aware of their illness and be willing and able to share in a group setting.  Facilitators for these sessions will be Bernie Sanders, BA, LSW and Kathleen McFalls, MSW, LISW-S with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati Butler-Clinton-Warren Branch.  Read more »

Mount Pleasant Receives Accreditation



Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is the only Continuing Care Retirement community in Butler and Warren counties to receive accreditation from CARF.

While this has been announced before, it bears repeating as Mount Pleasant has just received another accreditation for an additional five years. It’s important to anyone considering a retirement community to look for the seal, a hallmark of quality.




Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not for profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve. Read more »

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village names new Medical Director

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village welcomes new Medical Director

For more than 60 years, Mount Pleasant Retirement Village has experienced a successful relationship with the Monroe Medical Center.  From the beginning, Dr. James Anderson served as the Medical Director.  This leadership continued with Dr. Gordon Smith, and, in recent history Dr. Dyrk VanValkenburg.

Once again, this role will be passed to a physician of the Monroe Medical Center. Effective Monday, July 6, 2009, Dr. Joe Burghard will begin service as the Medical Director for Mount Pleasant. As an attending physician, Dr. Burghard has worked primarily in our Rehab Studios. In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Burghard will provide consultation on clinical policy and help ensure Mount Pleasant's high quality of health services.

Mount Pleasant’s Treasure Barn Finds New Homes for Beloved Items

Left: volunteers Bob Wieneke, Dottie Wieneke, Shirley Smith and Sharyn Edelen. Below: Clockwise from left: Volunteer Pearl Danbury. The Treasure Barn is located on Seminary Drive next to the Children's Village Day Care.

Co-chairs Dottie Wieneke and Shirley Smith, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, help play matchmaker to items collected over a lifetime and new owners who give them a new home.

The Treasure Barn houses many beautiful decorative items, as well as furniture, art, and much more. Read more »

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village receives Eden Alternative Re-certification

The Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving quality of life for our Elders and for recapturing a meaningful work life for their Caregivers. The Eden Alternative is dedicated to supporting others in the creation of communities which eliminate the plagues of Loneliness, Helplessness, and Boredom. These are plagues of the human spirit, not the human body, but they can be just as debilitating and just as deadly as any disease of the body. Read more »