How do you plan to beat the heat during the dog days of summer? Even if temperatures aren’t high on average, Cincinnati has been known to have sweltering days. Particularly given the recent round of heat waves, you need to protect yourself from potentially dangerous conditions.
Follow these suggestions to stay safe and cool during even the hottest days in Cincinnati, all while enjoying everything our fair city has to offer:
Staying Cool Around Town
There’s no shortage of cool places to spend a hot summer day in Cincinnati, including:
- Museums. Some can’t-miss exhibitions on display in Cincinnati this summer include:
- Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution, on display at the Taft Museum of Art (free on Sundays) through Sept. 16.
- Mission Aerospace, open through Sept. 9, and Chocolate: The Exhibition, open through Jan. 6 at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.
- Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey, on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum through Sept. 9. If you’ve read this 1941 classic or other McCloskey books to your own children and grandchildren, this is a must-see.
- Don’t forget about the Contemporary Arts Center and the 21c Museum Hotel — both offer free admission to their outstanding exhibits daily.
- Live arts performances: Cap off your summer with these two events:
- Sept. 7-9, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score to Star Wars: A New Hope to accompany the film at the recently renovated Music Hall.
- Sept. 13, Cincinnati Ballet leaps into its 2018-2019 season with The Kaplan New Works Series at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Here at Deupree House, our residents regularly take trips to above museums and performances. Check out our activities calendars for more details!
- Movies: There’s no shortage of cool, modern movie theaters in the Cincinnati area to check out the latest blockbusters. But a new option that might not be on your radar is Cincinnati World Cinema’s first permanent location at 719 Race St. in downtown Cincinnati, the former home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. Cincinnati World Cinema specializes in showing documentaries, international films, short films and independent films that you can’t see anywhere else in Cincinnati. Read more here.
Movie nights are part of life at Deupree House. Check out what our residents are watching here.
- Swimming pools and natural waters: While indoor activities are all well and good, sometimes you don’t want to spend a sunny summer day inside. So why not go for a swim? Cincinnati has a wide range of beautiful, clean swimming pools, including the popular pool at the new Ziegler Park in Over-the-Rhine. There are also some natural waters in the area where it’s safe to swim, including Hueston Woods and Caesar Creek in Warren County.
Here at Deupree House, our residents stay cool by going for free swims or taking water fitness classes at our own indoor pool. Learn more about why swimming is great exercise for seniors.
Staying Cool at Home
In addition to going out and having fun, there are lots of ways to keep cool while enjoying yourself at home. Whether by yourself or with your friends and family members, you can:
- Cook a Chill Meal: Even if you have air conditioning, using your stove or oven can raise the indoor temperature and make your home uncomfortably warm. But there are lots of recipes that don’t require the stove, oven or other sources of heat. From cold soups like gazpacho to simple sandwiches, you can make a delicious meal without raising the temperature of your home one bit. Check out some healthy no-cook recipes here.
- Start a Club: Have an interest in books, films or foreign languages and know others in your community who share it? If so, why not start a club for all of you to get together, and hold meetings in your home? This way, you can explore your interests together and get each other’s insights, all while staying safe from the outside heat.
For more information about how our own Deupree House residents are beating the heat, click here for more information or to schedule your tour. We look forward to meeting you!