What's Happening in September at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Home

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Winton_woods_opt.jpg(Winton Woods group outing: Tue. September 20 - Photo credit: Sherry Lachelle)

Here we are in autumn! It’s hard to believe how the year has flown by. For seniors and short-term rehab residents here at Marjorie P. Lee, this month promises to be busy and enriching.

Today, let’s take a look at the events and activities we have planned for September.


September Events

Monday, Sept. 12

2:30 p.m.

Lecture. As a young girl living in East Prussia, Gerda Braunheim and her family fled the advancing Russian Army in the waning days of World War II. Her memoir, From Stonischken to Gedhus: A Childs View of WWII, offers no political view of the war, but rather offers the reader a story of an ordinary child’s experience during a dark and uncertain time. Join us in the Event Center as Braunheim shares her story with us.


Wednesday, Sept. 14

12:30 p.m.

Art class. Join us in the Craft Room for Copper Enameling class, with instructor Jaime Frechette. She’ll teach us how to create beautiful pieces of art with copper shapes and glass powders.

7 p.m.

Lecture. Historian Diane Shields will present a slideshow and lecture on the life of Britain’s Princess Diana. Join us in the Event Center.


Thursday, Sept. 15

1 p.m.

Group outing. Today, we’ll tour the Taft Museum of Art’s Dressing Downton exhibit, featuring Edwardian British fashion as depicted on the smash hit television drama, Downton Abbey.

With 36 displayed costumes plus accessories and film stills, Dressing Downton explores British fashion between 1912 and the early 1920s (the period in which the show is set). This time of great change began with the sinking of the RMS Titanic, continued through the First World War and ended with the dawn of the Jazz Age and the beginning of the final decline of the British Empire.

visit_taft_art.jpgThe exhibition also draws connections to Cincinnatians Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft — contemporaries of the fictitious Crawleys — who lived in the Taft historic house and assembled the collection that is now the Taft Museum of Art.


Monday, Sept. 19

5 p.m.

Oktoberfest social. Join us this evening in the Victoria Courtyard as we enjoy a wonderful Oktoberfest-style Biergarten. German-inspired meal provided, plus music by the Cincinnati Schnapps Band. Come meet your fellow Marjorie P. Lee residents and have some fun. Prost!


Tuesday, Sept. 20

11 a.m.

Group outing. We’ll visit lovely Winton Woods to enjoy a brown bag lunch in the park and a boat ride on the lake!


Wednesday, Sept. 21

3 p.m.

Support group meeting. Our Caregiver Support Group meets today in the Lee Library.

5 p.m.

Dinner outing. Tonight we’ll dine at Barresi’s Restaurant in Deer Park, known for its upscale Italian cuisine. The menu is available for viewing in the Transportation Sign-up Book, located in the Victoria Lobby.barresis.png

(Dinner outing at Barresi’s Restaurant in Deer Park.)

Friday, Sept. 23

5:30 p.m.

Annual ERS Gala. The Annual Gala is back! Join us for a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Good Samaritan Mission fund. This year’s installment — our 10th — will take place at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash.


Monday, Sept. 26

2 p.m.

Lecture. Today we welcome historian Jack Lightcap back to Marjorie P. Lee. He’ll present his slide show lecture, “1600 Pennsylvania Ave: The Most Famous Address in the World,” in the Event Center. There’s no better way to gear up for Election Day 2016!


3 p.m.

Book club. Our Book Discussion Group will meet in the Lee Library to discuss At the Edge of the Orchard, a novel about a broken pioneer family living on the Ohio frontier in the 1830s, by Tracey Chevalier.  The book is available in audiobook, regular and large print formats at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

12:30 p.m.

Art class. Copper Enameling class returns in the Craft Room, with instructor Jaime Frechette. Come make art with us!


Thursday, Sept. 29WM.jpg

5 p.m.

Group outing and cookout. The Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary will host a cookout at beautiful Woodland Mound Park. Our Auxiliary members do a fantastic job of providing a wonderful meal and lots of fun! If you plan to attend, please be sure to register in advance in the Transportation Sign-Up book, located in the Victoria Lobby.

Planning Ahead Guide

Bryan Reynolds
September 13, 2016
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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