It’s another busy month here at Deupree House in Cincinnati. A senior living here at our Hyde Park retirement community has no shortage of wonderful activities in store in May. Read on to find out what our residents are up to as we slide into summer!
Monday, May 8
Concert. We welcome Church of Redeemer husband-and-wife duo Mary Southworth Shaffer and Jeffrey Shaffer back to our Event Center, where they’ll perform “A Music Box of Treasures,” including work by Mozart, Gershwin and more, with pianist Julie Spangler.
Tuesday, May 9
Literary salon. Our resident Book Club will meet this afternoon in the Conference Room.
Wednesday, May 10
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. 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.
Thursday, May 11
Coffee hour. This afternoon, we’ll host an informational coffee hour in the Dining Room. This meeting will keep you informed of the latest news from Episcopal Retirement Services.
Friday, May 12
Group outing. Today, we’ll take in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s matinee performance of Stravinsky’s “Firebird.”
Art class. Join us this and every Friday afternoon in the Art Studio for our Informal Mixed Media Painting series.
Saturday, May 13
Group outing. If you missed the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Stravinsky performance last night, here’s a second chance to catch it!
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll view The Intern, director Nancy Meyers’ 2015 comedy starring Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo.
Sunday, May 14 – MOTHER’S DAY
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the final performance of the Linton Chamber Music Series’ 2016-17 season. Clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinist Bella Hristova and pianist Michael McHale join forces to present a diverse program of works by Bartók, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Poulenc.
Monday, May 15
FROSH newcomers group. A big move, like the one to Deupree, can make one 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.
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll dine at Tela Bar + Kitchen in Wyoming. Click here to peruse the menu.
Tuesday, May 16
Art class. Come join us for Art in the 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!
Wednesday, May 17
Art show opening and reception. This afternoon, we’ll open our latest monthly art exhibit in the Dining Room. Come meet and greet your neighbors and enjoy beautiful works by Deupree Cottage residents.
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 in May through July, to watch.
Thursday, May 18
Duplicate bridge. We meet every Thursday afternoon in the Club Room to play a few hands.
Cocktail party. Come to the Club Room for aperitifs and high spirits! Meet and greet your Deupree House neighbors and let the good times roll.
Friday, May 19
Group outing. This evening, we’ll attend the world-renowned Cincinnati May Festival. 2017’s first installment performance will include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Saturday, May 20
Group outing. Come catch the bus down to Findlay Market — Cincinnati’s famous and foodie-friendly historic market.
Group outing. On the Cincinnati May Festival’s second night, we’ll hear Mendelssohn’s musical interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night again! Tonight, we’ll screen the 2016 comedy Mr. Church, which tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook. What begins as a 6-month arrangement instead spans 15 years and creates a lasting family bond. Starring Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson and Natascha McElhorne.
Sunday, May 21
Group outing. The 2017 Cincinnati May Festival continues with a choral performance of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Bach in downtown’s gorgeous Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
Monday, May 22
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, May 23
Lecture. We welcome Deupree House’s clinical psychologist, Dr. Suzanne Norman, for her informative “Is There a Doctor in the House?” lecture on neuroscience and improving our quality of life. She’ll share with us seven new habits to increase happiness.
Wednesday, May 24
Kids concert. This afternoon, we’ll welcome kindergartners from Mariemont Elementary, who will delight us with a few songs!
Great Decisions group. Our monthly meeting will take place this afternoon in the Private Dining Room.
Friday, May 26
Bridge. Grab your partner and come play a few hands with us! We host a bridge game every Friday at 1 pm in the Club Room.
Group outing. We’ll be attending the Cincinnati May Festival’s second weekend of performances! Tonight: Eger’s The Dream of Gerontius.
Saturday, May 27
Group outing. Tonight’s closing performance of the 2017 Cincinnati May Festival will feature Bach’s B-Minor Mass.
Movie night. It’s our last Saturday Cinema event of the month. This evening, in the Event Center, we’ll watch the classic 1990 Western drama, Dances with Wolves, starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene.
Monday, May 29 - MEMORIAL DAY
We remember veterans and loved ones who have passed on.
Holiday brunch. This morning in the Dining Room, we’ll host a special brunch for Deupree House residents, their families and friends.
Maple Knoll Big Band - Satin Doll
Tuesday, May 30
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll bus down to the fabulous Cincinnati Art Museum, where we’ll take a free, docent-guided tour of its special exhibit, “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light.” We’ll see examples of the historic studio’s iconic windows and lamps and learn about the contributions of Tiffany artists, including chemist Arthur Nash, and designers Agnes Northrop, Frederick Wilson and Clara Driscoll.
Wednesday, May 31
Lecture. Tonight, the Deupree House Wellness Committee invites you to an informative lecture by representatives from Cancer Family Care and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. They’ll help us to learn what these organizations do to serve Tristate cancer survivors, and talk about the progress Cincinnati is making to better assists cancer patients.