Spring is upon us! And while there may still be a nip in the air, Deupree House is ready to get out and about. The best part? Cincinnati is home to an abundance of fun and senior-friendly things to do. Here’s a closer look at a few activities our community members have or will be doing throughout March, along with how events like these are an essential part of Deupree House’s commitment to healthy aging.
1. Cincinnati Museum Center Tours
A Cincinnati landmark, Union Terminal—now home to the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC)—is regarded as one of the world’s finest examples of art deco style. Earlier this month, we rode a bus downtown to learn more about the building’s fascinating legacy, starting with its status as one of the last great American train stations.
Community members took a private Rotunda tour led by Cincinnati Heritage Program docents. The guide discussed the building’s construction, architecture and artwork, including everything from its intricate mosaic tile murals to the Rookwood Tea Room turned ice cream parlor. Participants also learned about Union Terminal’s historic 2018 restoration.
Did we happen to mention that the Union Terminal Rotunda is also the largest half-dome in the western hemisphere?
That same week, Deupree House community members also enjoyed the CMC’s Art Deco Tour of the city’s most iconic Art Deco buildings, including Union Terminal itself as well as the Dalton Avenue post office, the Cincinnati Bell telephone building, Carew Tower’s arcade, the Netherland Plaza, the Times-Star Building and the Coca-Cola building on Dana Avenue.
2. Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM)
Who doesn’t love Paris in the springtime? While a trip to the City of Lights might not have been in the cards this spring, our community members enjoyed access to the next best thing at the Cincinnati Art Museum: the “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment” exhibit.
Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts, this extraordinary experience conveyed the inimitable splendor of Paris during this rapidly changing time. It also allowed community members to explore more than 200 works from notable artists including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle and Camille Claudel.
One of the most exciting things about this adventure? CAM docent and Deupree House’s own Judy Manzier led the tour.
3. A Visit by Maestro Carmon DeLeone of the Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmen DeLeone—known for writing the Ballet’s performance of Peter Pan—will be joining us later this month to discuss the upcoming world premiere of Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz featuring his own music. Part of the “Bold Moves” triple bill, Dancing to Oz will run April 25th through 28th at the Aronoff Center. The performance will also include the Ballet’s first-ever presentation of Jiří Kylián’s whimsical Sechs Tänze, set to the music of Mozart and Ma Cong’s powerful Near Light.
And these are just a small sampling of what Deupree House community members have been up to this month. Also on tap? A trip to Spiritual Encounters, “A Night of Ellington,” and a talk on Marquis de Lafayette by Deupree House favorite Diane Shields, for starters. Factor in monthly favorites like “Saturday Cinema” movie showings and “Artist in the Spotlight” gatherings, and there’s never a shortage of things to do and see—both on the Deupree House campus and around Cincinnati.
Our diverse event schedule also speaks to Deupree House’s commitment to supporting all of our community members’ physical, social, emotional, intellectual, vocational and spiritual needs through our “Six Dimensions of Wellness” philosophy.
We can think of no better way to banish the winter blues than with a full calendar of Cincinnati activities for seniors. Thinking you might like to join us? Request information or schedule a tour to learn more about positive aging as a Deupree House community member.