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Don't Carry in COVID-19 with Takeout Food

Date Published: May 29 2020

You may be caring for an aging parent or have more people in your household than usual during the pandemic. As the U.S. begins recovery efforts and more businesses re-open, you may choose to get take-out food for a break from many home-cooked meals in recent weeks.

CHI Living Communities Welcomes New CEO

Date Published: May 26 2020

CHI Living Communities is pleased to announce Aaron D. Webb, Esq., as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 15. Succeeding former CEO Rick Ryan who retired May 1, Aaron has more than 25 years of diverse experience, including the last 15 in senior health care services.

Why move now? Your family is ours.

Date Published: May 18 2020

Deciding to move into a senior living community can be difficult. It may be even harder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you move into an independent living residence now or wait until the pandemic is over? If a spouse or family member needs assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab, or memory care, is it best to continue caring for them at home for a while longer, or find them a senior living option now while space may still be available?

Six Tips for Good Mental Health

Date Published: May 13 2020

Aging. Financial issues. Poor health. Being alone. The death of a spouse or lifelong friend. Each of us has stressors that can occasionally make us feel anxious or sad. The older we get, these challenges may sometimes occur more frequently or even simultaneously, making it harder to cope.

Four Ways to Improve Brain Health

Date Published: May 01 2020

Aging is a part of life. As we grow older, often our mind slows down, we can become forgetful and it can be harder to multi-task. This natural part of aging has been referred to as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Spiritual Information for Good Friday

Date Published: Apr 10 2020

In these times of COVID-19, the St. Leonard Spiritual Care leadership offer some words of comfort and inspiration on this special Good Friday.

Modified April Resident Activities

Date Published: Apr 09 2020

Resident activities have been modified for the month of April. Dawn, Amy and Samantha provide updates in each level of care.

COVID-19 UPDATE and Video

Date Published: Mar 30 2020

Below are the latest updates to our procedures and closings. If you have any question please feel free to reach out to the appropriate staff member.

Rowan Evans and Joe Castner

Date Published: Jan 28 2020

Rowan and Joe moved to St. Leonard just two years ago. Ever since, they have been highly visible on campus, participating in events and volunteering for whatever they could. Now that they have had time to settle in, they have found their niche(s).


Date Published: Nov 06 2019

The Reverend Harvey Smith and his wife Carolyn became residents of St. Leonard in 2013. With his wife’s declining health, they felt moving to St. Leonard was a good fit for them, surrounded by a familiar community where they had raised their family, made lifelong friends, and served the community.

Feeling the Wind in Your Face, Again

Date Published: Nov 06 2019

With aging, people often lose the ability to enjoy the simple pleasures in life such as a bike ride. Now seniors at St. Leonard (Centerville, OH) can enjoy a bike ride around campus and feel the wind in their hair, sun on their face, and share stories with their personal bike driver.

St. Leonard Named Business of the Year Runner Up

Date Published: Oct 30 2019

Congratulations to all the staff at St. Leonard for earning Business of the Year Runner Up from the South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Functional Training for Active Older Adults

Date Published: Oct 04 2019

Healthy aging is more than just the absence of disease. For most older people, the maintenance of functional ability has the utmost importance.

How Do You Know if Your Loved One Needs Assisted Living?

Date Published: Jun 19 2019

There are so many commercials on television today talking about the best way to care for older family members. How do you know when your older loved one needs just extra help or can no longer live on their own?

Normal Aging or Dementia?

Date Published: Jun 02 2019

The news surrounds us daily regarding the latest Alzheimer’s facts and its growth as baby boomers move into their golden years. 

Pet Therapy at St. Leonard

Date Published: May 02 2019

Miami Valley Pet Therapy organization has been a steady visitor to the St. Leonard campus for many years. Here are some examples of some recent storied visits,

Long-time Resident Joella DeBard

Date Published: May 25 2018

Joella De Bard has lived in Centerville for over sixty years and has seen a lot of changes over time. Moving to St. Leonard over 14 years ago allows her to stay connected to the community she calls home.

Coming Home to St. Leonard

Date Published: Feb 07 2018

Gary Jasinski has had a long history with St. Leonard. Read about his journey.

DayAway Services at St. Leonard

Date Published: Aug 15 2017

As the Manager of DayAway, Lisa Frantz
wears many hats. Activity director,
supervisor, assessor, nursing assistant,
coach and biller all encompass her
duties. “The interaction with people is
the best part of my job,” Lisa says.

The Gardeners of St. Leonard

Date Published: Aug 11 2017

I received a notice in early spring to attend a meeting for a garden plot and so I went.  

Reality Through Divine Intervention

Date Published: Jul 12 2017

Denise Cozart has lived at St. Leonard for thirteen years in one of the cottages.  She believes it was divine intervention that brought her here with a number of signs that appeared to be more than coincidence.

Celebrating family at St. Leonard

Date Published: May 24 2017

Gary and Nancy Duke knew all about St. Leonard before they moved here almost fifteen years ago.  Nancy’s mother and aunt had both been St. Leonard residents. The Dukes had a two-story home and five acres which was becoming a challenge to maintain.

St. Leonard Named Best Dayton Retirement Community

Date Published: Jan 29 2017

Congratulations to CHI Living Communities St. Leonard named Best 2016 Dayton Retirement Facility.

Four Ways to Improve Brain Health

Date Published: Jan 23 2017

Aging is a part of life.  As we grow older, often our mind slows down, we can become forgetful and it can be harder to multi-task.  This natural part of aging has been referred to as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Ten Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Some Help

Date Published: Nov 09 2016

When Becky’s sister asked how their mother was “really doing” after a whirlwind weekend of relatives in town, a bridal shower and a milestone birthday celebration, she was told, “Okay.” But was she?

New Branding for Franciscan Living Communities Announced

Date Published: Oct 25 2016

Franciscan Living Communities long-term care facilities are being rebranded as part of CHI Living Communities, a national business of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Sylvania Franciscan Health became part of CHI in 2014.

CEO Recognition Award Earned

Date Published: Oct 23 2016

CHI Living Communities earned the Chief Executive Officer’s Recognition Award for being among the Top Five high achievers in the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) 2016 Performance Culture Assessment.

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Date Published: Sep 27 2016

Making the decision to move to an assisted living facility can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact if you seek out a facility that has these 5 qualities, moving can be not only enjoyable, but great for your mental and physical health too.