September 2017

THE MARIELDERS is celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

Our history started in 1976 with the Mariemont Kiwanis Club hosting a presentation on the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults.  Residents of the Village thought that a similar program should be established in Mariemont.  Our doors officially opened in November of 1977.  We were known then as The Mariemont Assembly Program for Older Adults.

In 1978, we asked the residents of Mariemont to help support the funding of the Center through a property tax.  This was the first levy in Ohio that provided funding for a senior center. This is a recreational levy specifically for the MARIELDERS.

In 1979, we shortened our name to MARIELDERS and in 1987 we incorporated and legally changed the name to MARIELDERS, INC.

In 1977, we moved into our permanent home at 6923 Madisonville Road.  We have come a long way in our 40 years but our mission has never changed.  We are a nonprofit senior center dedicated to the enrichment of life for adults 55 years and older by providing activities and services.  Anyone over 55 can join no matter what neighbor you live in.  Our programs are open to all.  Our van service is restricted to the residents of the following areas: Mariemont, Fairfax, Plainville and Terrace Park.

THE MARIELDERS would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Village of Mariemont and all of our other supporters for 40 successful years.

In celebration, the Center will be having an Open House on November 5 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
Please join us for this community event!



Mariemont Kiwanis Art and Craft Show

When: Sunday September 10, 2017
Time: 11am – 5pm
We will have a booth and sell our costume jewelry.  If you have jewelry, we are accepting donations now.
We will also need workers for the day.  Sign up on the bulletin board if you can help.






Happy Birthday to our September Members…
9/6     Eileen Seiter
9/7     Suzanne Bischoff
Clay Helphinstine
9/10   Mary Maxwell
9/11   Carolyn Colton
Helen Whitling
9/12   Jack Baker
9/13   Pam Pfeifer-Gaines
9/15   Kim Flick
9/16   Edwina Cornelius
9/18   Sally Coffman
9/19   Ellen Sewell
Bill Porter
Mildred Gilmore
9/20   Mary Jo Brumbaugh
9/22   Patricia Lynch
9/23   Robert Tait
9/24   Frances Yunker
Lynn Nelson
Mel Bosse
9/26   Sheree Allgood
9/27   Bob Naugle
Darrel White


In Memoriam
Mary Jane Schmuelling  7/10/17
Ann Shannon                  8/4/17

Memorial gifts are a lasting way to say you care.  
We thank the following people for their contributions…  
For Judy Orther,     Jan Davis



Thank you for your membership…
Christina & Jack Beatty, Ed & Karen Berkich, Pat Lynch, Patricia Van Stone, Charlene Metzger, Jackie Vontz, Dottie Rockel,
Maria & Rodulfo Herida, Gene Johnston, Lyn Smith, Sherry Greene, Eileen Baumgartner, John Powers, Aquila & Joe Stoner,
Linda Kratzer, Kay Wilson, Arlene Brill, Jeanne Belliveau


Planned Giving Program

For more than 40 years, MARIELDERS has been here to help older adults in living their lives with independence and dignity for as long as possible in their own homes.  Wouldn’t you like to be part of insuring that this help continues?  A charitable bequest to the MARIELDERS will allow us to carry on our important work.  Please discuss this with your family, friends and of course your attorney.  Thank you for thinking of us.


Community Business Sponsors
Yearly Patron Sponsor 
* Mariemont Kiwanis Club
Yearly Donor Sponsor
* Mariemont Community Church
Yearly Supporting Sponsor
* Forsee Plumbing (271-6720)
Yearly Sustaining Sponsor
* Thomas-Justin Funeral Home (271-0732)
* LaRosa’s Mariemont
* Mariemont Hearing Center
* National Exemplar
Yearly Sponsor
* Business Intelligence, Inc.
* Holtmeier Plumbing Co., Inc.
* Eyecare on the Square
* Terrace Park Auto Service
* Greiwe Development


Members Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 5
Time: 11:00am
Where: Main Floor
Join us for our monthly meeting and discover all the things happening at the Center.

Brown Bag Lunch
When: Weekdays Monday through Friday
Time: 11:30ish or 12:00ish
What are you doing for lunch today?  No plans!  Bring your lunch and join us!

Let’s Go To The Movies
When: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: $9.00 for movie and transportation: lunch on own
Where: Meet at the MARIELDERS
Sign up by: September 5 at the front desk
We will eat at Cracker Barrel first then see the movie Dunkirk.

Book Group
When: Thursday, September 7
Time: 10:00am
Where: Main Floor
The book we will be discussing this month is Little Heathens – Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm during the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. “This is the story of time, and a place, and a family. The time was the Depression years, the place a rural area of Iowa, the family – mine.” Mildred Armstrong Kalish shares the tales of her life in this delightful memoir.

Ted Talks
When: Monday, September 11
Time: 10:00am
Where: MARIELDERS Basement
Cost: Free
What if mainstream health care operated more like a medical marijuana dispensary? Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t – and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary. Dr. Casarett is a Hospice/Palliative Care specialist in Durham, North Carolina.

Foyle’s War – continues
When: Mondays starting September 11
Time: 2:00pm
Where: MARIELDERS basement
Cost: Free
Foyle’s War is a British detective TV series set during and after WWII.

Tai Chi
When: Tuesday, September 12 and September 26
Time: 10:00am
Where: MARIELDERS basement
Cost: $6.00 members, $7.00 for non-members
Sign up by: September 8 and September 22 at the Center’s front desk.
Tai Chi is a wonderful way to incorporate peace, movement and quietness into your busy life. Five or more people are required for this class.

Cookout and Pot Luck
When: Thursday, September 14
Time: 12:00pm
Where: MARIELDERS (outside or basement depending on weather)
Cost: $4.00
Sign up by: September 12 at the Center’s front desk
Let’s light the barbie for some great food – hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Bring a side dish to share with friends.

Brunch at the National Exemplar
When: Monday, September 18
Time: 10:30am
Cost: on own
Sign up by: September 15 on the program bulletin board
Where: Meet at the National Exemplar.

In House Movie
Friday, September 15
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Basement
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
This show takes an in-depth look at the life and talent of the trailblazing musician who conquered racial barriers to leave an indelible mark on the jazz world.

*****  POSTPONED until October 12 *****   Presentation: Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
When: Thursday, September 21
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Free
Sign up by: September 19 on the program bulletin board.
Ever heard of this organization? We had not either. So come and hear all the great things they are doing.
“Our diverse suite of programs and initiatives are structured to make significant impact to improve Hamilton County in ways that reduce poverty, improve land value and create well-paying jobs. Property ownership and improvement forms the foundation of our work, creating value from land assets in a way that benefits all.”

Music and lunch at Hyde Park Senior Center
When: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 11:30am
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $2.00 for transportation (Space is limited to 10)
Sign up by: September 22 at Center’s front desk.
Hyde Park Senior Center has invited us to their Center for lunch and a music program. Do you know the history of MARIELDERS and Hyde Park Center? In the Fall of 1976, the Kiwanis Club of Mariemont invited Ms. Jane Carothers, Director of Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, as a guest speaker to talk about their new senior center. From that presentation, Mr. Harmon Wilson, president of the Mariemont Village Assembly, suggested that a similar program be established in Mariemont. Forty years later here we are!

Nonfiction Book Club
When: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 10:00am
Where: MARIELDES main floor
The book for this month is Time Travel by James Gleick
The in his latest book, award-winning author Gleick turns his meticulous attention to the idea of time travel, among the thorniest and most beloved sci-fi plot devices that have some possible resonance in scientific theory. As the author adeptly shows, simply assessing the “flow” of time is a tricky exercise that has occupied everyone from Aristotle to Einstein.

Movie Club
When: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 1:00pm
Movie: Lion – An Indian man who was separated from his mother at age 5 and adopted by an Australian couple returns home, determined to find his birth family.



GEE, I didn’t know MARIELDERS did THAT………………
We can’t begin to tell you how many times we have heard this comment in the last 37 years. We have written numerous articles for the newsletter listing all of the services, but still many of our members are not aware of the “helps” provided by the Center. Unfortunately, we cannot do all the things you need, but we know how to find someone that can. NOW, here are some of the services we do provide. If you have any questions call Kathy at 271-5588.
1.  Transportation – Currently our Van Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am till 4pm. We ask that you call 1 day ahead of time to schedule a ride.
2.  Medical Transportation – Volunteers provide rides to doctors, dentists, hospitals and testing areas by appointment. Call to let us know where you need to go 5 days prior to your appointment.
3.  Insurance Assistance – We help you make sense out of all the Medicare, Co-Insurance and HMOs statements. We also will review any of your doctor bills.
4.  Assistance with Finances – We will help you write checks to pay your bills, balance your check book and help keep your records straight.
5.  Grocery Shopping and Banking – For those of you who can’t get out and for the times when the weather is bad – call the Center and one of us will go shopping for you or pick up prescriptions etc.
6.  Miscellaneous Services – Includes almost everything else. Call with your questions and concerns and we will see what we can do.


When you take a trip or plan on attending any MARIELDERS programs there are several things you need to know.
These procedures make things easier for all of us.

1. You must sign up for all events whether there is a fee or not. Sign up in the office and pay at the front desk, if there is a fee. No reservations will be taken without payment. If there is no cost for a program please sign up on the program bulletin board next to the front desk.

2. Once a trip is planned we do not change the schedule or where we are going.

3. Many trips must be paid for three to six weeks in advance. Please pay attention to the reservation deadline. Waiting to sign up at the last minute may not always work. A trip may be cancelled because members waited too late to sign up.

4. When money is paid out to a company (tickets, meals, etc.) no refunds can be made unless your “place” is filled by someone else. Every effort will be made to refund your money but the Center cannot pay the charge if you chose not to go.

5. Your friends are welcome to attend trips – there is a non-member fee for trips.

Thank you for understanding and following these procedures. If you have any questions please call the Center.