If you're a senior living in Cincinnati, you probably know there are a lot of activities for you to do — with friends, with your family, with the grandkids or just on your own — as the weather warms up.
One of the most special benefits of living at Marjorie P. Lee is a robust monthly calendar of activities that seniors can participate in. Some are group activities or classes on premises. Some are off-campus outings. Others are come-as-you-wish daily opportunities to socialize and engage with peers.
Here are just some of the activities scheduled for our residents this month.
Monday, April 4
Rainy day cash burning a hole in your pocket? Need groceries? Just want to hit Starbucks and enjoy a latte? You're in luck. Every Monday and Thursday we make an outing to Hyde Park Plaza for a bit of shopping. The group will meet in the Victoria Lobby.
It's Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds! If you're from the Tristate area, you know that Opening Day is probably the biggest unofficial holiday of the year for Cincinnatians.
We'll be throwing a party and showing the game on TV down in the Event Center. Feel free to come watch with other residents and enjoy the start of the new Major League Baseball season, as the Reds take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 4:10 p.m..
Wednesday, April 6
What's a Raspberry Pi computer? Here's a chance to find out. Marjorie P. Lee will host a Raspberry Pi demonstration in the Event Center.
Dinner out sounds nice, doesn't it? Join us at Anea Bistro for surf 'n' turf, a plate of chicken confit ravioli or some roasted eggplant lasagna! Bus departs from the Victoria Lobby.
Thursday, April 7
Did you know that we have a group of authors who meet monthly to discuss literary topics, trade writing tips and share their progress? Today the Writing Our Memoirs Group meets in the Lee Library.
Saturday, April 9
We're going out to the symphony tonight. Housed in Cincinnati's historic and world-renowned Gilded Age concert venue, Music Hall, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the sixth-oldest orchestra in the United States.
Tonight, we'll be seeing their Latin Passion performance, featuring Juanjo Mena conducting Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, Falla's La vida breve, flamenco dancers and classical Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas.
Monday, April 11
Tonight, music comes to Marjorie P. Lee. The Delta Kings Chorus will perform a variety of barbershop classics in the Event Center.
Tuesday, April 12
Are you familiar with NPR's Story Corps? Its mission is to preserve and share stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Integral to that mission? Seniors sharing their personal stories with younger generations. Tonight in the Craft Room, residents will meet students from the Clark Montessori school and do just that.
Friday, April 15
"They were walking along in the North Woods, when suddenly a colossal shadow loomed over them . . ."
Do stories of the supernatural, the eerie and the just downright strange tickle your fancy? Today, you're in luck. We'll host a presentation on Bigfoot today in the Event Center. Come learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the legendary, lurching denizen of the American wilderness.
Monday, April 18
Today, we're taking a trip down to Cincinnati Museum Center for a brown bag lunch and lecture on "Cincinnati Public School Paintings." We'll learn about a group of girls from Hughes High School who turned collecting pennies and nickels into a priceless collection of paintings for several area public schools.
Wednesday, April 20
"Walk this way . . . No, walk this way. That's it."
Tonight, we'll be screening Young Frankenstein — Mel Brooks' and Gene Wilder's hilarious 1974 send-up of classic Universal horror films. It's just one of the many movies we'll screen this and every month at Marjorie P. Lee.
"Wait, Master, it might be dangerous... you go first."
Thursday, April 28