Winter is coming, Cincinnati. And so too are Thanksgiving and the end-of-year holidays. With Ohio’s 2017 General Election taking place the first Tuesday of this month, changes will almost certainly come in our city and state.
But before we look too far ahead into 2018, let’s take a moment to look at what’s happening at our Deupree House retirement community this November!
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Mind Fit Series. Beginning this month, join us Wednesday mornings in the Conference Room for a fun, informative brain fitness series, led by memory care experts from Home Care Assistance.
In the Mind Fit Series, you’ll learn proactive ways to enhance your mental function using the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. The fee is $20/person, which would be charged to your monthly bill.
Art show opening and artist reception. Come to the Dining Room this afternoon to see this month’s Deupree House art exhibit and meet our featured artist, Joanne Sloneker.
Movie night. Fancy a flick? This evening, our featured movie in the Event Center will be The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
Thursday, Nov. 2
Card games. Come play duplicate bridge with us on Thursday afternoons in the Club Room.
Friday, Nov. 3
Group outing. This evening, Deupree music lovers will enjoy Eric Harland and Voyager’s jazz performance, part of the Xavier Swing Series.
Saturday, Nov. 4*
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll bus downtown to hear Louis Langrée conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus in their joint performance, The Storm That Built Music Hall.
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center for our first movie of the month, director John Huston’s 1948 crime drama Key Largo, starring Bogey, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall.
* DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS – Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep this evening!
Sunday, Nov. 5
Worship service. Join us in the Chapel. We meet every Sunday afternoon to worship.
Group dinner outing. This evening, we’ll dine at Lebanon’s historic Golden Lamb.
Monday, Nov. 6
Bus transportation to Cincinnati Woman’s Club meeting. Are you a member of the Cincinnati Woman’s Club? If so, you have an opportunity to vote on the non-profit organization that will receive the CWC’s annual grant. This year, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has been selected as a finalist for the grant, so please consider joining us to cast your vote! The meeting is expected to last until 2 p.m.
Literary salon. ERS assistant chaplain Fred McGavran will read this afternoon from his newly-published short story collection, Recycled Glass and Other Stories.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
*** ELECTION DAY ***
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Voting polls open. Deupree House residents, come to the Club Room and vote today in the General Election.
Don’t like the way the country, state, county, or city are headed? Here’s your chance to take action!
Art class. Come down to the Art Studio, where our volunteer instructor, Jamie, will lead our copper enameling class. Learn to make beautiful art!
Trivia Tuesday. Gather your Deupree House neighbors and smartest friends and meet us in the Conference Room. We play for prizes, bragging rights and laughs every first and third Tuesday afternoon!
Wednesday, Nov. 8
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.
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.
Friday, Nov. 10
Group outing. Join us as we take a guided walking tour of Norwood’s Shumrick & Leys distillery, owned by Bill Easley, who is the son of a Deupree Cottage resident. Our tour will be followed by a tasting event, featuring four different spirits. The cost is $5 per person and must be paid by Monday, Nov. 6.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day party. The Deupree House Auxiliary invites everyone to come to the Club Room this afternoon and honor those who have served our country. Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms; everyone else is encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Our party will include music and hors d’oeuvres.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s matinee, American Originals, Vol. 2 — a recorded performance also featuring Rhiannon Giddons, Pokey LaFarge and Steep Canyon Rangers!
Sip ‘n’ Sup fundraiser dinner. If you’ll be attending, please turn in your $7 plate fee to Life Enrichment by Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Monday, Nov. 13
Bible study. Our Bible study group meets every Monday morning at this time in the Private Dining Room.
Art lessons. Come to the Art Studio this afternoon for our Informal Mixed Media Painting session.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Literary salon. Our resident book club will meet today in the Conference Room.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Bridge lessons. Want to play bridge, but don’t know how? Join us this afternoon in the Club Room for lessons!
Special presentation by the Cincinnati Ballet. Come to the Event Center to experience “A Day in the Life of a Dancer,” presented by performers from the Cincinnati Ballet. They’ll also give us a sneak peek of their upcoming season!
Thursday, Nov. 16
Cocktail party. Come down to the Club Room, meet and greet your Deupree House neighbors, and enjoy drinks and light refreshments.
Friday, Nov. 17
Group outing. A Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra matinee on a Friday? Indeed. And we’ll be attending.
Card game. We play bridge this and every Friday in the Club Room. Come down and play a few hands with us, neighbor!
Saturday, Nov. 18
Group outing. Did you miss the CSO’s matinee performance yesterday? Here’s another chance to experience Paavo Järvi + Grieg's Piano Concerto.
Movie night. It’s time again for Saturday Cinema! Come down to the Event Center and watch the seminal 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, starring Sidney Portier, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Computer assistance. Need help figuring out how to operate your new computer, tablet, smart TV, e-reader, or mobile device? Having software issues oroutage 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) every Sunday afternoon between noon and 4 p.m. Check the schedule for available slots.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Recital and visit. Join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving with the cute, lively, and fun kindergarteners from Mariemont Elementary!
Thursday, Nov. 23
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving brunch. Deupree House residents, their family members and friends are invited to the Dining Room today for a special holiday brunch, featuring all of your favorite, traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Friday, Nov. 24
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.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Group outing. Haven’t been to a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance yet this month? They’re playing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 tonight.
Movie night. Tonight, in the Event Center, it’s the last Saturday Cinema screening of the month. We’ll see Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke star in the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly wonderful 1964 Disney musical, Mary Poppins, featuring Arthur Treacher and Ed Wynn.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the Linton Chamber Music Series performance, A Treasured Trio with Truls Mørk.
Monday, Nov. 27
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, Nov. 28
Lecture. Film connoisseur John Alberti will present a lecture on the history of romantic comedies. From Grant and Hepburn’s Bringing Up Baby in 1938, to this year’s The Big Sick, “rom-coms” have been a mainstay genre in American cinema. Find out why we love them so much and how changes in the romantic comedy reflect changes in our society’s larger ideas about romance, marriage and gender.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Movie night. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll screen director Gus van Sant’s 1997 Oscar-winning drama Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver and Ben Affleck.