A good retirement community is one that plans plenty for its residents to do. Here at Episcopal Retirement Services, we enjoy doing just that. We’re already hard at work packing the calendar full for June.
But, now that May is here, it’s time to highlight what seniors living at Marjorie P. Lee in Cincinnati can look forward to this month. Check out all the doings below!
Thursday, May 12
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.
Join us on the 4th Floor for a Social Hour! Meet your fellow residents, chat and catch up with friends.
Saturday, May 14
Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll screen last year’s hit movie, The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings and Jim Broadbent, and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
In this depiction of a true story, Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman, Mary, who lives in a van which Bennett allows her to park in his driveway. He learns that Mary is a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. Following a tragic accident, in which her van was hit by a motorcyclist (and for which she believed herself to blame), she lived in fear of arrest.
Sunday, May 15
This afternoon, in the Chapel, pianist Bob Pollack will perform beautiful music for our residents. The concert will be simulcast on Channel 2 for residents who cannot attend in person.
Monday, May 16
Tonight in the Event Center, Marjorie P. Lee proudly welcomes the Howard Bloemker Orchestra. Originally formed in 1947 by Cincinnatian Howard Bloemker, the band has been playing continuously every year since its inception, except for the two years Bloemker spent in military service, playing with the United States Army Band. Although Bloemker himself retired in 2013, the band carries on with his name, honoring his legacy.
Tuesday, May 17
Are you a baseball fan? A student of history or politics? Just love an interesting story? Today, in the Event Center, Mel Marmer will present a slide show lecture, “Baseball and the Presidency.” Marmer has presented this program at several presidential libraries, as well as at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Come learn who was the only President to have played professional baseball, who became the first president to dedicate a new Major League ballpark and more fun facts that illustrate the deeply intertwined histories of the national pastime and the highest office in the land.
Friday, May 20
This afternoon, we’ll host a concert by the New Horizons Big Band out in the Victoria Courtyard. Join us for cocktails, light appetizers and all your swinging favorites.
Monday, May 23
Did you know that Marjorie P. Lee has a reading club and discussion group? This month, we’ll meet in the Lee Library to talk about Circling the Sun, the bestselling novel about 1920s colonial Kenya, by Paula McLain.
Pick up your copy of the book, give it a read and come share in the discussion with us! New bookworms are always welcome.
Tuesday, May 24
If the book discussion group isn’t quite enough to quench your thirst for the written word, this month we’ll host the latest installment of “Book Talk with Blossom” in the Lee Library. Blossom Smith, the managing librarian at the Hyde Park Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library, brings several reading offerings every other month for residents to enjoy.
Today, we’ll talk about and collect copies of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick, Death of a King by Travis Smiley, and The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black. And Blossom will bring new selections for us to choose from!
Feel like a nice dinner out this evening? How about Italian? This evening, we’ll board the bus for a trip down to Price Hill’s Primavista restaurant, featuring wonderful food and stunning views of the Cincinnati skyline.