If you're a senior living in Cincinnati, you probably know there are a lot of activities for you to do — with friends, with your family, with the grandkids or just on your own — as the weather warms up.
One of the most special benefits of living at Deupree House is a robust monthly calendar of activities that seniors can participate in. Some are group activities or classes on premises. Some are off-campus outings. Others are come-as-you-wish daily opportunities to socialize and engage with peers.
Here are just some of the activities scheduled for our residents this month.
Monday, April 4
Rainy day cash burning a hole in your pocket? Need groceries? Just want to hit Starbucks and enjoy a latte? You're in luck. Every Monday and Thursday we make an outing to Hyde Park Plaza for a bit of shopping.
Tuesday, April 5
Have you ever wanted to learn how to enamel? Today's the day! We'll be holding an enameling class with Jaime in the Art Studio. Come learn how to make gorgeous works of enameled art.
Phil DeGreg and the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band will be performing early jazz selections and connecting them with both the history of American popular music and the development of the jazz tradition. Join us in the Event Center for an evening of music and learning.
Wednesday, April 6
This exhibit presents the world of design in a whole new light, demonstrating the potential of creativity and power of imagination through over 100 LEGO® building brick sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.
Thursday, April 7
Join us in the Event Center as we screen the documentary, Tim's Vermeer, directed by Teller (of the magical comedy duo Penn & Teller). This absorbing film explores inventor Tim Jenison's quest to solve one of art's greatest mysteries: how did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?
Saturday, April 9
We're going out to the symphony tonight. Housed in Cincinnati's historic and world-renowned Gilded Age concert venue, Music Hall, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the sixth-oldest orchestra in the United States.
Tonight, we'll be seeing the Latin Passion performance, featuring Juanjo Mena conducting Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, Falla's La vida breve, flamenco dancers and classical Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas.
Thursday, April 14
Tonight we'll welcome the new Executive Director of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Mary Hutlinger, for an informational lecture about how the non-profit organization fights litter and blight through events like the annual Great American Cleanup, promotes sustainability and cultivates community pride through education and beautification projects in the Tristate.
Tuesday, April 19
Tonight, music comes to Deupree House! Join us in the Event Center for a special performance by a woodwind quintet from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Wednesday, April 20
In this rambunctious presidential election year, it's important to take time to learn about the origins of our freedom and to thoughtfully discuss how democracy functions. So, today we'll be screening the PBS documentary, Athens: The Dawn of Democracy.
In this program, historian Bettany Hughes explores Athens' "Golden Age" and illuminates the mix of brilliant philosophies and dark themes that co-existed during that turbulent time and place. Although ancient Athens retains its reputation as the birthplace of democracy, Hellenic Greek history tells a complicated story of why democracy came to be — a story that includes slavery, black magic and an unquenchable thirst for war.
Tuesday, April 26
Tonight in the Event Center, we'll be entertained by a brass duet from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Trombonist Kyle Malesevich is completing his Master's of Music and trumpeter Svend Lykkegaard is completing his Bachelor's.
Saturday, April 23
"Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They're welcoming us back."
Tonight, we'll screen Katherine Hepburn's and Henry Fonda's timeless story of a family relationship rekindled, On Golden Pond (1981). It's just one of many the movies we screen this and every month as part of Deupree House's ongoing Saturday Cinema series.