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🌷 What's Happening at Deupree House in April?

April is here and seniors living in Cincinnati know what that means: baseball, Easter traditions and warmer weather!

Here at Deupree House, our retirement community residents will be celebrating Spring in style. These are all the fun events we’ve planned for the remainder of the month.

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Cincinnati Seniors: Spring Clean and Donate Your Clutter to a Good Cause

(Matthew 25: Ministries )

Well, Cincinnati, we’ve made it. It’s the equinox. Daylight Savings Time is back. Spring is here!

And that means, recent late cold snap aside, warm weather is just around the corner. Many Tristate seniors are conducting their yearly spring cleaning rituals, clearing out accumulated clutter and getting ready for annual garage sales.

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Five Ways to Save for Retirement if You’re in Your 50s 💵

Many Americans haven’t saved enough for retirement. The problem is especially common among Baby Boomers.

A 2015 CNBC report said that only 60 percent of Baby Boomers reported having any retirement savings at all, and only 27 percent were confident they had saved enough to last them through end-of-life care.

Millions of Americans now in their 50s are still living paycheck to paycheck, or perilously close to it. The National Institute on Retirement Security reported that two-thirds of households aged 55-64 have retirement savings equal to their annual income or less.

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Seniors: Here Are Four Tips to Help You Save on Your Taxes 📑

We’re almost through March, and you know what that means, seniors: It’s peak tax season! Time’s running out to file your federal, state and local taxes.

For many older Americans — especially those on fixed retirement incomes — this time of year can bring with it significant anxiety about financial security. But there are ways you can save on your obligation to Uncle Sam.

If you're a senior filing your own 2016 taxes, here's what you need to know.

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Seniors, Take These 7 Steps to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And that’s fitting because colorectal cancer has been making headlines lately.

A study by the American Cancer Society, published just last month, found a sharp, unexplained increase in the colorectal incidence rate among younger people, compared to historic norms. Twentysomethings today have double the risk of developing colon cancer — and quadruple the risk of developing rectal cancer — that members of older American generations had at a comparable age.

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🌎 3 Cincinnati Shops Where Your Dollar Makes a Difference

 In recent years, the ethical consumerism movement has gained considerable movement. Adherents base their purchases not only on their needs, but their beliefs — they advocate buying only those things and from those retailers that reflect their personal concerns.

Shoppers who disagree with big box stores’ labor practices or business models, for example, might patronize only “mom and pop” shops in their hometowns. Others who are worried about unfair international trade practices or foreign sweatshop labor might purchase goods and services only from those companies that can verifiably guarantee that the workers who make their goods are properly compensated and well-treated.

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5 Ways Retirement Communities Can Help You Maintain Your Independence

If you’re an independent senior living in Cincinnati, moving into a retirement home doesn't mean giving up your self-reliant lifestyle.

Retirement communities today aren’t the institutional nursing homes of the past. They’re open. They’re cheery. Many, like Deupree House in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood, are Continuing Care Retirement Communities, in which senior residents can progress as they age, from fully independent retirement living, to assisted living, all the way through advanced memory support and nursing care.

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6 Can't-Miss Fish Fries for Cincinnati Seniors

(Christian Moerlein tap room hosts weekly fish fry, co-presented by St. Francis Seraph Church.)

Christians are now in the middle of Lent, and seniors living in Cincinnati know that the weeks leading up to the celebration of Easter are also synonymous with what’s become known locally as “fish fry season.”

That’s because many neighborhoods in Cincinnati have a strong Catholic heritage, and local parishes still host fish fries (typically on Fridays) for the benefit of parishioners who observe the tradition of foregoing meat during Lent.

You don’t have to be Catholic, of course, to attend and enjoy a good parish fish fry. Cincinnatians of all faiths and walks of life flock to these community gatherings to meet their neighbors and share a great meal

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🚺 4 Ways for Cincinnati Seniors to Celebrate Women's History Month

(Image via University of Cincinnati, African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC)

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? With an act of Congress in 1987, the United States began an annual recognition of women’s many contributions to every aspect of our society, from science, technology and business, to learning, law, the arts and much more.

March was chosen for our country’s celebration of women’s achievements in part to coincide with International Women’s Day — March 8 — which more than a dozen states had already passed legislation to officially recognize by the time of the 100th Congress’s action.

A senior living in Cincinnati can recognize Women’s History Month in innumerable ways. Here are several of our suggestions for things you can do.


PLAY: Our Foremothers: Making History Herstory!

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati 45202
Thursday, March 16, 6-9 p.m.

Women have always contributed in impactful ways, but their efforts are often undervalued or obscured in male-dominated cultures. This show, by playwright Christopher Miller, examines the lives of some of the trailblazing women who have played lesser-known, but highly significant roles in our history.

This show is open to the general public; click here to learn more and reserve your seat. A door donation is suggested, but not required, at admittance.


ART SHOW: Old Modern: Portraits of the Women of Modernism in Old Age

UC Clermont College, Park National Bank Art Gallery, Snyder Building

4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, OH 45103

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until March 28

This exhibition celebrates gender and age diversity! In it, Kim Rae Taylor, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at UC Clermont, documents the elderly visages of women who, the early 20th century, helped shape literary and visual modernism. In their faces is a reminder of the power of women’s creativity at any age.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact UC Clermont College at 513-558-1215.


DISCUSSION PANEL: “Women, Migration and Protest”

University of Cincinnati, African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC)

60 West Charlton Street, Cincinnati 45221

Wednesday, March 22, noon

This lunch-and-learn event, sponsored by the AACRC and the UC Women’s Center, will explore women’s roles in large-scale migrations and protects caused by sociopolitical movements and humanitarian crises.

Panelists will discuss structures that force women to migrate or prevent them from settling, and touch on the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Syrian refugee crisis, and current political debate surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in our own nation.

The discussion is open to the public; RSVP is requested, if you plan to attend. For more information, or to reserve your seat, click here and contact the event coordinator.


Visit Cincinnati murals that recognize prominent women

There are several murals around town (some produced by local artists and some by outside artists) celebrating the contributions of women.

Indeed, the successful municipal mural project that has worked so hard over the past two decades to create beautiful, thought-provoking points about town, was itself a woman’s brainchild — that of ArtWorks CEO and artist Director Tamara Harkavy. 

Three of those we’d specifically call your attention to: the Elizabeth Nourse mural downtown at 8th and Walnut, the Rosemary Clooney mural at 1606 Pleasant St. in Over-the-Rhine, and the Annie Oakley mural on Madison Road, in the Cincinnati neighborhood from which she took her famous stage name.

Or, one might take a trip to Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood, to view world-renowned artist Shepard Fairey’s mural of Burmese democracy and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi. This mural is located at 4101 Hamilton Ave., at the corner of Hamilton and Vandalia.

There are plenty of other ways seniors can celebrate Women’s History Month in Cincinnati.

These are just a few suggestions. Patronize women-owned businesses. Volunteer with the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. Or, search the Internet to find other Women’s History Month events of interest to you.

If you’re a senior living in Cincinnati, take some time to learn about and acknowledge women’s oft-overlooked contributions to our world.

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Can't-Miss Arts & Culture Events for Cincinnati Seniors in 2017 📆

(Cincinnati Music Hall renovations — Grand Opening Weekend is slated to be Oct. 6 and 7,)

If you’re a senior living in Cincinnati, you have plenty of opportunities to enrich yourself. With world-class performance organizations like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet, a robust theatre, a vibrant visual arts community and amazing museums, the Queen City is a hotbed of creative talent, with a long tradition of nurturing culture.

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