A Day in the Life at Deupree House

A Day in the Life at Deupree House

Purposeful living is about finding your way to make the day count. At the Deupree House senior living community, there are many ways older adults achieve an enhanced quality of life.  

Dean Colville and Marv Collins enjoy their retirement with new activities and old favorites. That may mean spending time playing the chapel organ, something Marv has enjoyed since college. Dean spends some afternoons in the fitness center, using the treadmill and weights.  

They often welcome neighbors to their home for wine and snacks before dinner in Deupree’s formal dining room or casual venue, Grille 39.  

Deupree offers upscale amenities, including a walking path that winds its way through the community. Its thoughtful design inspires interaction with nature via bird feeders, patios and a gazebo, encouraging residents to chat with neighbors.  

Deupree House transportation takes residents where they like to go, allowing them to experience the community’s rich culture. Beyond the Deupree House campus options, they also appreciate performances by gifted artists at the Matinée Musicale Cincinnati in Memorial Hall. Afterward, they’re creating new memories with friends at Montgomery Inn’s The Boathouse. 

They rave about caring team members who work at Deupree House, including one who helped find stored-away music books, and the reception desk team that is always so friendly.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean and others helped care for the beautiful gardens and flowers on the property, maintaining them when the professional horticulturist couldn’t go inside to tend the plants. Marv and Dean had enjoyed a large garden at their Anderson Township home before they retired. 

Dean and Marv also have many good things to say about their friendly neighbors, who offer fun conversations and insights. 

Independent living lets people do things they find fulfilling. They might spend time in the chapel each morning, talk with other residents over coffee, or just enjoy the beautiful outdoors.  

When longtime resident Nancy Schpatz isn’t busy serving as president of the Deupree House Resident Council, she loves walking, and does so often. She also plays an electric keyboard in her apartment. 

Resident Michael Porte strives for purposeful living. He learned Tai Chi 40 years ago at Deupree House. He now shares his enthusiasm with other residents by teaching it to them. He’s also passionate about writing.  

Help is available to residents, even as they live independently. Freedom from less enjoyable tasks — such as preparing meals and keeping up with their homes — allows time for more pleasant activities. Linda Callard now has more time to meet people, entertain neighbors at cocktail parties in her garden-view apartment, solve crossword puzzles, and play bridge. Those activities help keep her mind sharp while she enjoys a high quality of life. 

With purposeful living, there are no complex rules for what residents must accomplish. It’s about finding the path that makes them happy.

Why not take some time to learn more about Deupree House? Want to take a closer look and learn what this lifestyle can mean for you? Contact our community relations team at 513-561-4200 or info@erslife.org or visit deupreehouse.com. Deupree House is located at 3939 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.

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