Having a sense of purpose is an important part of enriched senior living, and at Marjorie P. Lee, our residents find fulfillment and self-expression through education, art, and community engagement.
Here’s a look at the events we have planned for this month:
Monday, June 17
3PM: Educational Opportunity
Author Marguerite Lévy-Feibelman will present her memoir Whisper Your Name into My Ear which tells the story of the French Alsatian Albert Lévy family from their beginnings in Alsace, then Mannheim (Germany), to Paris, into the Exodus and beyond throughout the War. This book weaves a vivid tapestry of World War II in France, highlighting the contradictions, the split loyalties of the population and the opportunities arising out of the difficulties of living under hostile authorities. The book will be available for purchase for $17.00.
Tuesday, June 18
5PM: Dinner Out at Boca
Formerly home to Maisonette, this downtown location is Chef David Falk's “ode to Europe.” Boca offers a one of a kind fine dining experience marries world-class European cuisine with gracious service. At Boca, you’ll find elegant and inviting surroundings that promise a luxurious night out in Cincinnati. The menu is available for viewing in the Transportation Sign-up book located in the Victoria Lobby.
Thursday, June 20
4:30PM: Picnic in the Courtyard
Today we will host our Annual Courtyard Picnic on the Victoria Courtyard. Join us for a delightful meal on the courtyard followed by a concert by the Sycamore Community Band this evening.
Friday, June 21
3PM: Poetry Group
Express your love for the written word in the Lee Library this afternoon. Fred McGavran will be hosting a poetry group. All poetry lovers are welcome and encouraged to attend.
7PM: Musical Performance
Cellist Angela Bolen will be performing a selection of airy summer music on the Victoria Courtyard. Join us for an amazing performance and a beautiful evening out of doors (The performance will move to the Chapel in the event of rain).
Monday, June 24
3PM: Reading Group
Stimulate mental wellness and flex your intellectual muscles by joining our Book Discussion Group in the Lee Library this afternoon. We will be discussing Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. You can find copies of this title at the Shaw Lobby Reception desk.
Tuesday, June 25
7PM: Educational Opportunity
Our senior living community is a great supporter of the fine arts, and we’re indulging our passion for art this evening. Join us in the Event Center to see the Cincinnati Art Museum present “The Art of Cincinnati” and celebrate our rich cultural heritage with this presentation of art from Cincinnati. The presentation will dive into the art and history of local greats like John Henry Twachtman, Frank Duveneck, Edward Potthast, Robert Duncanson, Rookwood potters, and so many more!
Thursday, June 27
1:15PM: Leading Age Exhibition
Join us as we head to the Leading Age Art & Writing Exhibition at Bayley Place. You might just see the creative endeavors of some of our very own residents. Part of a larger movement to support and encourage elders in the lifelong pursuit of art in all its forms, this regional exhibition displays work from individuals who belong to communities, like Marjorie P. Lee, that are members of Leading Age. It’s guaranteed to be a fun afternoon where we can enjoy a variety of art and literature from other older adults in the Greater Cincinnati area.
7PM: Musical Performance
Tonight we welcome the Queen City Song Birds as they put on a high energy song and dance show this evening in the Event Center.
Friday, June 28
11AM: Picnic in the Park
We’ll be spending plenty of time out of doors now that summer is officially here. Today we’re heading to Fernbank Park located on the West side of town, nestled in a picturesque spot right along the Ohio River. We will be having a picnic lunch of hamburgers, hot-dogs, or brats accompanied by baked beans and potato salad.