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Deupree House’s Bill Victor Remembers Battle of the Bulge

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on May 26, 2017 and has been updated with information about other Deupree House and Cottages residents who have served in the Armed Forces. We thank you for your service! 

In his study at the Deupree House senior living community in Cincinnati, Bill Victor produces a copy of a Veteran’s Day speech he made at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in 1999 — the 55th anniversary of his Army division’s deployment to France.

“Most of you represent those who have made the same ‘down payment’ on freedom that we have,” he wrote. “Remember, it’s just a down payment. Our freedoms have to be paid for on the installment plan — they aren’t permanent and they aren’t free.”


"Our freedoms have to be paid for on the installment plan — they aren’t permanent and they aren’t free.”


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4 Fun Fall Events Cincinnati Seniors Should Check Out in 2017

Well, BLINK Cincinnati has come and gone, and by all accounts it was a tremendous success.

The first-of-its-kind projection art and light show reportedly brought over 1 million people to the downtown area — including a tour bus full of residents from Deupree House and our Hyde Park sister community, Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Home — over the course of just one weekend!

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Helen Fix, Ohio House’s 1st Female Republican Whip, Looks Back

“All my supporters came to Columbus to watch my swearing in ceremony.
That’s Jack, me, my daughter and the Chief Justice.”

Helen Fix, Ohio House of Representatives, 1974 - 1982

Helen Fix is a storied name in Ohio’s political annals. In 1981, during her fourth consecutive term in the General Assembly, she became the first woman to serve as the Republican Party’s House whip.

Shortly before her 95th birthday, we spoke with Ms. Fix — now retired and residing at Deupree Cottages in Hyde Park — and asked her to share recollections on her career. She had some surprising things to say.

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🎃 What's Happening at Deupree House in October?

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.

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How to Cope with Becoming a Caregiver for Your Spouse

For better, for poorer, in sickness and in health.

Those words are easy to repeat and to mean when partners are young and in good health. But what about later, when age-related conditions catch up with us? What happens when your life together, enjoying your retirement years as active, independent seniors, changes in a heartbeat?

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What's Happening at Deupree House in September?

Here we are in autumn! It’s hard to believe how the year has flown by. For seniors living here at Deupree House, in Cincinnati, September promises to be busy and enriching.

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Widowed? Here are 3 Tips for Choosing a Retirement Community

Seniors whose partners have passed on know that, sometimes, the golden years are lonely. And being widowed isn’t just a social challenge; it can be a challenge for retirement planning, too.

Single people are almost twice as likely as their married peers to feel “not at all” financially secure, according to a 2016 consumer survey by life insurer Northwestern Mutual. The company also found that singles are more than twice as likely not to have spoken with anyone about their plans for retirement.

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⛱ What's Happening at Deupree House in August?

(DH Resident Ginnie Belben enjoys walking the path every day with her dog Chloe. Photos by Gary Kessler.)

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📲 How to Manage Senior Health with Tech Tools and Apps

Apps like Medisafe have shown promise in increasing medication compliance rates.

The stereotype about older people is that they’re unfamiliar with, or scared of, new technology. That’s simply not true.

Seniors are increasingly tech-savvy. Baby Boomers reaching advanced maturity today grew up with mass communications, television and the early days of the computer revolution. Within the next 20 years, the earliest Gen X-ers, who were raised with video games and personal computers, will reach retirement.

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How to Be the Best Long-Distance Grandparent You Can Be

Many of the residents here at our Cincinnati senior living community are long-distance grandparents; meaning, they’re seniors whose grandchildren are living outside the Tristate. When grandparents and grandchildren live far apart — say, a time zone or two — visits might come few and far between.

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