Happy Halloween, Cincinnati seniors! This month, we have a haunted houseful of activities for residents living here at our Deupree House retirement community in Hyde Park, and we wanted to share them with you.
We’ll treat our seniors to a variety of group outings — to the grand re-opening of Music Hall, to the Cincinnati Pops and Ballet, and to various theatrical goings-on around town. We’ll also host parties, community forums and get-togethers to help Deupree House neighbors get to know each other, and stay informed about community issues.
So, without further ado, here’s what’s happening at Deupree House in October.
Sunday, Oct. 1
PLEASE NOTE: Computer Assistance is cancelled today. Ronaldo will resume our tech support sessions next week.
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll visit Cincinnati’s beautiful Ault Park for the Greater Cincinnati Rose Association’s annual Ault in Bloom show. You’ll have the opportunity to see exhibition quality roses, cut flower arrangements, view displays for the “Rosefest Zinzinnati” exhibit and more. There will also be ice cream. Be advised: there are two steps leading up to the pavilion. Event is free of charge.
Group outing. A perennial Deupree House favorite outing, Xavier University’s Jazz Series, continues today with a performance by Noah Preminger and Gary Versace, with the Brandon Coleman Trio.
Group outing. The 2017-18 Linton Chamber Music Series also kicks off this weekend, and Deupree House residents who attend it today will enjoy performances of “The Three Bs” — Bach, Brahms and Beethoven — featuring a piano quintet led by featured performer Peter Serkin.
Monday, Oct. 2
Bible study. Our Bible study group meets every Monday morning at this time in the Private Dining Room.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Meet the administration. Have questions or feedback for Episcopal Retirement Services’ leadership team? We’ll hold a series of three meetings this week to make our team more available to the Deupree House residents that we serve. Please join us today in the Event Center for the first.
Women’s financial literacy seminar. Ladies of Deupree, join us this afternoon in the Event Center to learn more about managing your finances from a position of knowledge, confidence and clarity. This two-part seminar will be a secure place to ask questions. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Margaret Reed, will today discuss “Women and Taxes: The Basics of Managing Your Taxes and How to Minimize the Taxes You Pay.”
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Meet the ERS administration. Please join us today in the Event Center and share your feedback.
Art show opening reception. Come to the Dining Room this afternoon and meet Ivanka Lempitskiy, our featured artist for October.
Movie night. This evening, in the Event Center, we’ll watch Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.
Thursday, Oct. 5
10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Shopping transportation. Deupree residents who wish to shop at the grocery, run errands, or go out for lunch may catch our shuttles over to Hyde Park Plaza every Thursday morning and midday.
Card games. Come play duplicate bridge with us on Thursday afternoons in the Club Room.
Meet the ERS administration. Our last town hall meeting of the week! Join us in the Event Center and share your insights.
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Friday, Oct. 6
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Book giveaway. We’re making room for new books in our Deupree House lending library, so we’re giving away a variety of older titles. Come down to the library and pick out a book or two to keep and enjoy!
Card game. We play bridge this and every Friday in the Club Room. Come down and play a few hands with us, neighbor.
Group outing. At long last, thanks to funding from the conscientious taxpayers of Hamilton County, the renovations to Music Hall are complete!
Tonight and tomorrow, we’ll attend its Grand Opening Weekend, including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performances of Beethoven, John Adams, Scriabin and the world premiere of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Stories from Home, which the CSO commissioned to celebrate their return to the historic, revitalized venue.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Group outing. If you missed last night’s Grand Opening Weekend CSO performance at Music Hall, you’ll have another chance to attend tonight.
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center for our first movie of the month, Megan Leavey, starring Kate Mara. It’s based on the true story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during the Iraq War.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Computer assistance. Need help figuring out how to operate your new computer, tablet, smart TV, e-reader, or mobile device? Having software issues or outage problems? Do you suspect adware or a virus might be slowing your computer down? No worries! Our volunteer information technician, Ronaldo, can help you (by appointment) Sunday afternoons between noon and 4 p.m. Check the schedule for available slots.
Monday, Oct. 9
Art class. Come down to the Art Studio for guided explorations in mixed media painting. No experience necessary!
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Flu vaccinations. Have you had your annual flu shot yet? Studies have clearly shown that getting an annual flu shot is the best way that seniors can protect themselves from serious bouts with the potentially deadly virus. Today, we’ll offer them to Deupree House residents, free of charge, in nurse’s office.
Literary salon. Our resident-led Book Club meets this afternoon in the Conference Room. Come join us!
Concert. Put on your poodle skirt and polish up your saddle shoes! Tonight, in the Club Room, the 15-piece Gentlemen of Swing orchestra will regale us with jazz favorites of yesteryear.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Seamstress visit. Need a clothing item altered or mended? Our volunteer seamstress will be available this morning in the Art Studio to assist you.
Caregiver resource seminar. Join Gail Taylor for this month’s Caregiver Resource Feature Presentation, “Fraud Watch.” Participants will learn about the psychology of frauds and scams, how to identify fraud, common scams and prevention techniques, how to stay safe online, and find out about resources for fraud victims.
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, Oct. 12
Flu vaccinations. Still need your annual flu shot? Stop by the nurse’s office this afternoon.
Group outing. This evening, we’ll attend the jazz quartet Hudson’s Xavier University Jazz Series performance.
Friday, Oct. 13
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll take a bus tour of BLINK Cincinnati, one of the largest public light art displays in the nation. It features large-scale projection mapping, murals, urban artscapes and interactive art, spanning 20 city blocks!
Saturday, Oct. 14
Group outing. This morning, we’ll shop at Findlay Market, Cincinnati’s famous open-air grocery and foodie destination.
Movie night. Our second Saturday Cinema event of the month will take place in the Event Center. Tonight, we’re watching the 1940 psychological thriller Gaslight, starring Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard and Frank Pettingell.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s 2017-18 season-opening matinee performance, The Music of John Williams.
Monday, Oct. 16
Art lessons. Come to the Art Studio today and learn to create beautiful works.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Flu vaccinations. Deupree House residents who still need their annual flu shot can drop into the nurse’s office this afternoon for a free vaccine.
Women’s financial literacy seminar. Our seminar with Dr. Reed will conclude today. Ladies, join us this afternoon in the Event Center and learn more about how you can independently manage your finances.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
DH Auxiliary Fall Bazaar. Start your holiday shopping early in our own Event Center with many local vendors. The Auxiliary’s Fall Bazaar is one of Deupree House’s most popular annual traditions!
Movie night. This evening, in the Event Center, we’ll watch the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Flu vaccinations. Last chance to get your free flu shot this month! If you still need yours, come to the nurse’s office this afternoon.
Group outing. This evening, we’ll attend the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Mainstage Series opening performance of the musical Seussical.
Friday, Oct. 20
Group outing. Join us as we celebrate the opening night of the 5th annual Greenacres Arts Center‘s guild art show. This festive reception gives you the opportunity to be the first to view and purchase beautiful artwork, and features a cash bar, delightful hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to mix and mingle with the members of the Greenacres Artists Guild.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Group outing. We’ll attend the Ensemble Theatre’s matinee performance of Steven Dietz’s comedy This Random World.
Movie night. It’s time again for Saturday Cinema! Come down to the Event Center and watch this week’s film, 1956’s musical classic The King and I, starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Dinner outing. We’ll enjoy some of the best pad Thai in the city at Hyde Park’s Bangkok Bistro.
Monday, Oct. 23
Art class. Come down to the Art Studio for our Informal Mixed Media Painting class today.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Lecture. Dr. George Vredeveld, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cincinnati, will join us to discuss the effects the current administration’s policies are having on the US economy.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Group outing. Join us for our annual fall trip to Keeneland, Lexington’s historic thoroughbred racing track. The cost is $60 per person and includes admission and lunch in the Lexington Room, overlooking the racetrack.
Bingo night. Come down to the Event Center and bring your lucky rabbit’s foot!
Thursday, Oct. 26
Volunteer opportunity. UC physical therapy students are looking for volunteers to help them practice their clinical skills. They need to learn to interview patients, perform tests and measurements and conduct physical therapy sessions. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can catch the bus down to campus this morning. Please note, volunteers with a medical history of stroke of Parkinson’s disease are ineligible to participate.
Halloween cocktail party. Come down to the Club Room for our annual Halloween party, meet and greet your Deupree House neighbors, enjoy drinks and light refreshments and participate in the costumed fun! It’s always a creative, howling good time.
Friday, Oct. 27
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Newcomers group. A big move, like the one to Deupree House, 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 for coffee and donuts in the Private Dining Room the last Friday of each month. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Noon – 3 p.m.
Podiatrist visit. Dr. Greenberg will be in the Salon this afternoon for foot checkups and orthotic fittings.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Movie night. Tonight, in the Event Center, it’s the last Saturday Cinema screening of the month! We’ll watch the classic 1981 sports drama, Chariots of Fire, starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson and Nicholas Farrell.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Group outing. This afternoon, Deupree House residents have the opportunity to attend the Ehnes Quartet- concert, part of the Linton Chamber Music Series. Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music area” with a “dream-team line-up” by Strings magazine, the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned string musicians. They’ll perform quartets by Beethoven and Bartók and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. The concert will feature Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal Stephen Williamson.
Monday, Oct. 30
Resident council. Our resident council meets on the last Monday afternoon of every month in the Event Center. Come join us and stay abreast of all the news and happenings at Deupree House.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Happy Halloween, Deupree House!
Cincinnati mayoral candidate forum. Join us in the Event Center as we host the candidates standing for election to Cincinnati mayor in November, and learn where incumbent Mayor John Cranley and Councilwoman Yvette Simpson stand on the many issues being debated in our community.