It’s summer time in Cincinnati! This month, we honor the 73rd anniversary of The Longest Day, and later celebrate the longest day of the year. We also encourage our staff, residents and families to join the Alzheimer’s Association on June 21 in efforts to help end the disease (learn more here).
At Deupree House, we have plenty of activities planned for our residents besides. Here’s a look at everything that’s going on:
Friday, June 2
Art class. Join us this and every Friday afternoon in the Art Studio for our Informal Mixed Media Painting series.
Saturday, June 3
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll view Jackie, director Pablo Larrain’s 2016 biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, starring Natalie Portman.
Monday, June 5
Bible study. Our Bible study group meets every Monday morning at this time in the Private Dining Room.
FROSH newcomers group. A big move, like the one to Deupree, can make you feel like a freshman again! Join our newcomers group. Get to know your new neighbors, and share some laughs and conversation. We meet in the Private Dining Room the first and third Monday of each month. If you wish to have lunch, you can order from the menu or bring your own. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Tuesday, June 6
D-Day landings anniversary. Thank you to our World War II veterans!
Group outing. Come catch the bus down to Findlay Market — Cincinnati’s famous and foodie-friendly historic market.
Art class. Come join us for Enameling with Jamie, in the Art Studio!
Trivia Tuesday. Gather your smartest chums and meet us in the Conference Room. We play for prizes, bragging rights and laughs every first and third Tuesday afternoon!
Lecture. Come learn about “The History of Presidential Inaugurations” in the Event Center, and find out which President really did have the largest inaugural crowd.
Wednesday, June 7
Art exhibit opening and reception. Come to the Dining Room and meet this month’s rotating exhibit artist, Diana Taylor.
Netflix series screening. Did you enjoy Downton Abbey? Then you’ll probably love Netflix’s original series, The Crown, an episodic and fascinating bio-drama about Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow. We’ll gather in the Event Center, first and third Wednesday evenings through July, to watch.
Thursday, June 8
Card games. Duplicate bridge will be held today in the Dining Room due to an event scheduled in the Club Room.
Friday, June 9
Card game. We play bridge this and every Friday in the Club Room. Come down and play a few hands!
Home goods collection drive. Home Comforts, a program at the Church of Redeemer, will be collecting household necessities (pots and pans, silverware, dishes, towels, blankets and sheets) for needy people moving into their new homes. Come donate your unneeded home goods and meet the volunteers. Please, no clothing or large items. If you need help bringing your donation items down, contact Elizabeth Williams.
Saturday, June 10
Movie night. In this installment of Saturday Cinema, we’ll screen last year’s smash hit historical drama, Hidden Figures, about the African-American women who were integral to NASA’s mission from its earliest days. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.
Sunday, June 11
Sip ‘n’ Sup fundraiser dinner. If you’ll be attending, please turn in your $7 plate fee to Life Enrichment by June 6.
Monday, June 12
1 – 3 p.m.
Mobile mammography visit. The mobile mammography van will be on-site today for our female residents who need their annual breast cancer screening.
Concert. Trio de Palha will entertain us this evening. This UC College-Conservatory of Music trio consists of an American bassist and a Brazilian drummer and pianist. They’ll be playing American songbook and bossa nova standards.
Tuesday, June 13
Literary salon. Our resident book club will meet today in the Conference Room.
Wednesday, June 14
Caregiver support group. All caregivers from the community, as well as Deupree House residents and their family caregivers, are welcome at our monthly support group meeting. This month, we welcome Join Melanie Moon, MEd, MSLS, who will give our feature presentation, “Meditation: A Relaxation Tool.”
Stress and worry seem to follow us everywhere. Participants will be guided in the practice of concentrated focus to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal growth. Leave your worries behind you as we learn how to find peace in quiet moments. We’ll meet in the Conference Room.
Bingo night. It’s time again for everyone’s favorite game! Feeling lucky? Join us in the Event Center every second and fourth Wednesday evening for bingo, prizes and good times with your Deupree House neighbors.
Saturday, June 17
Movie night. This week, our Saturday Cinema selection is last year’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Sunday, June 18
Happy Father’s Day!
Worship service. Join us in the Chapel. We meet every Sunday at this time to worship.
Tuesday, June 20
Lecture. Come to the Event Center for Jim Spaeth’s informative presentation, “A Trip to New Zealand.” Spaeth has been traveling the world for quite some time now. He’ll share with us an account of his venture to the South Pacific’s beautiful island nation.
Wednesday, June 21
Good Samaritan Mission fundraiser kickoff. Come down to the Club Room, enjoy some wine and cheese, and learn more about ERS’s Good Samaritan Mission!
Thursday, June 22
Cocktail party. Come to the Club Room this evening for cocktails and camaraderie with your Deupree House neighbors.
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Opera’s performance of La Boheme at the Aronoff Center.
Friday, June 23
12:30 – 3 p.m.
Podiatrist visit. Dr. Greenberg will be on-site today for foot checkups and orthotic fittings.
Saturday, June 24
Movie night. It’s our last Saturday Cinema event of the month! This evening, in the Event Center, we’ll watch Lion, director Garth Davis’s 2016 drama about an Indian man’s search, 25 years later, for the family he became separated from on the streets of Calcutta when he was a boy. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.
Sunday, June 25
Dinner outing. This evening, we’ll dine Italian style, on Fountain Square, at Via Vite!
Monday, June 26
Resident council. Our monthly resident council meets this afternoon in the Event Center. Come join us and stay abreast of all the news and happenings at Deupree House.
Tuesday, June 27
Group outing. Destination TBA at press time. Check with our staff for updates!
Wednesday, June 28
Lecture. The one and only Thayne Maynard will be joining us for a lecture along with some animals from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!
Great Decisions meeting. Our Great Decisions group meets this afternoon in the Private Dining Room.
Bingo night. Come down to the Event Center and bring your lucky rabbit’s foot!