The staff and residents of Deupree House — and all of us here at Episcopal Retirement Services — would like to wish Cincinnati’s seniors, their families, caregivers and friends a safe and wonderful holiday season.
And, without further ado, we wanted to share with you all the fun end-of-year goings-on we’ve scheduled for our residents through the end of December.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
We invite all members and staff to take a moment to remember the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack, which began at this moment 75 years ago, and to thank all the servicemen, servicewomen, and homefront laborers and volunteers who brought our nation through to VJ Day.
Concert. Tonight, we welcome tenor John Humphrey and pianist Stephen Variames back to the Event Center to perform, “A Christmas to Remember,” a memorable program of favorite Christmas songs.
Friday, Dec. 9*
Art show opening. This month’s Dining Room exhibit presents work by residents of Deupree Cottages and by interns from the Inspiring Minds Through Art program at Xavier University.
*NOTE: Computer Assistance will not be held today, but will return next Friday at its normally scheduled time.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch director Thea Sharrock 2016 romantic drama Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer.
Monday, Dec. 12
Concert. Come to the Event Center and enjoy holiday music by the women of Forest Aires.
Tuesday, Dec. 13*
Toy drive collection. The Caring Place asks you to consider purchasing a toy for a child in need. This year, there will be ornaments on the mantle in the Club Room, which will list the gifts needed. Please purchase the gift(s) and bring down to the Club Room, unwrapped, on the 13th.
*NOTE: Residents wishing to attend the Sip’n’Sup fundraiser dinner on the 18th must turn in their $7 plate fee to Life Enrichment by today.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Cocktail party. Don’t miss our annual “Staff Thanks Our Residents” holiday party in the Club Room!
Friday, Dec. 16
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll take in the Cincinnati Ballet’s perennial holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Group shopping trip. Last minute gift needs? Looking for a few extra stocking stuffers for the grandkids? Bus departs for Target, Meijer and Walmart!
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch Pollock. Ed Harris directs and stars in this 2000 biopic of the famous American postmodern painter.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Fundraiser dinner. This installment of our popular Sip’n’Sup event is themed “December Delights.” Please remember to turn in your $7 plate fee to Life Enrichment by Tuesday, Dec. 13!
Monday, Dec. 19
FROSH Newcomers Group meeting. A big move like the one to Deupree can sometimes make one feel like a freshman again! Join us for the inaugural meeting of FROSH — our newcomers group — to get to know other residents a little better and share some laughs and conversation!
Farewell reception. Come to the Club Room and join the Deupree House staff in wishing a happy retirement to Doug Spitler, ERS’ President & CEO of the last 34 years. Residents and their family members are most welcome.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Art class. Join us in the studio and practice your craft.
Trivia Tuesday. Grab your teammates, or come make new friends. We play trivia in the Conference Room every first and third Tuesday!
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Group outing. We will be visiting “Holiday in Lights” at Sharon Woods this year. Built over a mile of wooded roadway, the holiday themed display features fantastic lighted holiday scenes. Soundtrack provided by WARM 98.
Thursday, Dec. 22*
Group outing. Experience the divine culture of the Middle Kingdom, as Chinese folk ballet Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery.
*NOTE: Please purchase tickets on your own in advance; bus transportation for residents wishing to attend will be provided.
5 p.m. 1st Seating / 6:30 p.m. 2nd Seating
Christmas dinner. Join us in the Dining Room for our annual Christmas feast!
*NOTE: Computer Assistance will not be held tonight, due to the holiday.
Saturday, Dec. 24*
Church service. For those wishing to attend Christmas Eve services at St. Mary’s Church, the bus departs at this time.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch A Miracle on 34th Street — the original version, starring Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwynn and John Payne. You know this one, you love this one. Come sit, watch and be merry with your Deupree House neighbors and friends!
NOTE: Santa Claus is on his way. Behave. Click here to track his progress, courtesy of the ever-vigilant American and Canadian service members at NORAD.
Sunday, Dec. 25*
The staff members of Deupree House and Episcopal Retirement Services wish all our residents and their families a very merry Christmas.
NOTE: The Dining Room and transportation services will be closed today.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Documentary night. Join us in the Event Center as we view From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism.
Group outing. Today, we’ll visit the Cincinnati Art Museum.
*NOTE: Please turn in $8 to Life Enrichment by Friday, Dec. 16, if you wish to view the museum’s special exhibit, “Into the Undergrowth,” which explores the significance of the forest interior, or sous-bois, in the art of Vincent Van Gogh.
Bingo night. Come join us in the Event Center and play everybody’s favorite — bingo!
Saturday, Dec. 31*
Group outing. Today, we’ll board the bus to the annual Boar’s Head Yule Log Festival at Christ Church Cathedral.
*NOTE: Only 10 tickets are available and will be given out on a first-come, first-served to residents who sign up to go!
New Year’s Eve party. Here’s to best wishes for 2017! Come toast the new year with us in the Club Room.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch Papa Hemingway in Cuba, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson and Adrian Sparks.