September 2018

THE MARIELDERS is a nonprofit senior center dedicated to the enrichment of life for adults 55 years and older by providing activities and services. We were established in 1977 and provide transportation to the following communities: Mariemont, Fairfax, Madison Place, Plainville and Terrace Park.

***Marielders will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day***


Congratulations to Nancy Powell nominated by her peers for 2018.
Nancy joined the center in 2015 and has been a great, friendly, and
caring member. She volunteers as a front desk receptionist, the
Welcoming Committee, and drives other members to doctor appointments.
At the time of our printing of this newsletter, she was enjoying a trip to the
East Coast. Check the October Newsletter for more information on Nancy
and the Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Special Lecture/Lunch

Yoga/ Book Signing / Lunch/ Sharing

September 20th

Lilias has spent nearly forty years inspiring students and teachers throughout the USA with the benefits of yoga for the body, mind and spirit. Steeped in many different yoga traditions, in recent years Lilias relies strongly on her own personal experience and intuition to influence her teaching. She has taught both of MARIELDER’S Yoga Teachers, Joan Riemer and Desirae Griffith, who will be joining Lilias throughout this special engagement!!!

Special Restorative Chair Yoga
Lilias, Joan, & Desirae
(open only to current MME participants- maximum 12)

Lunch/Book Sharing & Signing
$5.00 ($20.00 additional for book)
(maximum 25)
Book Signing
Lunch (pizza, drink and dessert provided)
Sharing with Lilias

Happy Birthday to our September Members…

9/6   Eileen Seiter
9/7   Suzanne Sischoff & Clay Helphinstine
9/10 Mary Maxwell
9/11 Helen Whitling
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 & Ann Marie Wendler
9/23 Robert Tait
9/24 Lynn Nelson & Mel Bosse
9/26 Sheree Allgood
9/27 Annette Lucker & Darrel White

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.

There are two free and easy ways to support the MARIELDERS!

Kroger Community Rewards:
1. Go to
2. Create an account using your Kroger Plus Card
3. Select Charity: MARIELDERS (#80279)

Amazon Smile:
1. Go to Amazon smile
2. It will prompt you to select an organization: MARIELDERS
3. Shop every time using this website.

 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

Volunteer Drivers Needed! Please call Kim if you can help taking members to their doctor appointments.


September PROGRAMS

NOW Weekly!!!Line- Dancing 55 and Up@ Fairfax Recreational Center
***First class free***

When: Thursdays
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $20.00/$25.00 (per month members/non-members-PAY at MARIELDERS)
Where: Meet at Fairfax Rec
***Call if you need transportation to Fairfax Rec***

Kim Cafazo, with over 35 years of various dance experience, will be leading this fun group that will be geared towards seniors 55 and up. This class will have appropriate music, teach various routines that will accommodate different levels of fitness, and offer a fun way to stay physically and mentally active. MARIELDERS will provide van service for those need a ride. Be prepare for lots of movement and footwork.

Weekly Programs

Mindful Maintenance Exercise (MME) Classes

***Please Note New Times for Monday and Friday Classes***
***First class of each free in September!***

Meet: Lower Level
Limited to 10 (no limit on Meditation or Laughtercise)
Sign-up begins Thursday, September 13th @ 9:30 am (October classes)

Mondays: Meditation @ 9:45 am, Core and Balance @ 10:30 am
Tuesdays: Tai Chi Flow @ 10:00 am, Traditional Tai Chi @ 11:00 am (no Traditional class first Tuesdays of the month)
Wednesdays: Laughtercise @ 10:00 am
Thursdays: Restorative Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
Fridays: Meditation @ 9:45 am (14th & 28th) & Maintaining your Strength @ 10:30 am

Cost: $30.00/$45.00 members/non-members unlimited
$8.00/$10.00 a la carte

Weekly Games:

All games start at 1:00 pm except otherwise noted

Mondays: Canasta
Tuesdays: Mah Jongg
Wednesdays: Dominos
Fridays: Bridge/Advanced @ 12:30 pm

Review Bridge Basics with a Life Master Bridge Player

When: Wednesday, September 26th 
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $7.00
Meet: Lower Level
Sign-up by: Monday, September 24th

Paul Pschesang, a Life Master Bridge Player, has played numerous bridge tournaments throughout the United States. If you want to advance your game, Paul will be holding learning sessions on the last Wednesday of the month.

Now Showing: In-House TV Show: Genuis: Einstein

When: Mondays
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Lower Level

Geoffrey Rush stars as the rebellious daydreamer who went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century. Beyond his groundbreaking theories of relativity, you’ll witness Einstein’s struggles to be a good husband and father— and a man of principle during a time of global unrest. GENIUS takes you on a 10-episode journey of discovery guided by Einstein’s wit, wisdom and insatiable thirst for knowledge.

Individual Technological Support

When: Mondays
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Meet: Main Level Computer Lab

Jake Goodwin, a student from UC, is continuing to offer 1-on-1 30 minute technology assistance for computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Jake also teaches how to safely surf the internet, set up Facebook accounts/security features & smartphone apps.

Walking Club Outings

When: Tuesdays, August 11th & 25th
Time:  9:15 am
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS (transportation limited to 6, minimum of 2)
Sign-up by: Mondays before 12:00 pm

Art Club at The Barn with David Laug

When: Tuesdays (starts September 11th)
Time: 1:00 pm
Meet: The Barn – First Level
Cost: $5.00 (monthly)

David Laug from the WACC/Art Barn will continue his weekly art class session teaching various techniques using a variety of mediums and platforms.

Weekly Individual Private Piano Lessons

When: Wednesdays
Time: 1:30-3:45pm
Meet: Main Level Computer Lab
Cost: $5.00 (monthly)

Jim Lindenschmidt will be available for one-on-one 45 minute piano lessons where you will be able to form chords  both major and minor, learn how simple chord songs work, and be able to read tabulature.


Monthly Activities

Members Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 4th
Time: 11:00 am(Steve Estepp – Superintendent Mariemont City Schools afterwards)
Where: Main Level

Steve Estepp will be here to discuss to upcoming Mariemont City Schools Levy on November 6th for a combined 2.5-mill operating and a 5.75-mill permanent improvement issue.  If approved, this will allow the district to avoid $2 million in cuts to programs and staffing.

“Just the Gals” Ready Line – Shooting Range Outing in Newtown

When: Wednesday, September 5th
Time: 11:15 am
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $15.00 (Eye & ear protection, target sheet and ammo not included-lunch on own)
Sign-up by: Friday, August 31st

Hearing from many of our MARIELDER women that women want to shoot too, we are now going! We will be having lunch at Urban Grill on Main Restaurant before heading to the Ready Line Shooting facility. Ready Line is a diversified well equipped retail facility employing educated, experienced range officers. Cost includes transportation and firing range 1 hour fee.

Fiction Book Club: White Houses

When: Thursday, September 6th
Time: 11:15am
Where: Main Level

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. She moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. Through it all, even as Hick’s bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life.

Kayaking The Little Miami with 50 West

When: Fridays, September 7th or September 21st
Time: 9:00 am
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $30.00 (includes rental of single kayak, transportation to/from center and to kayak launch site)
Sign-up by: Tuesday, September 4th

Join us on a 2.5 hr. memorizing journey of the Little Miami River which will take you downstream on a sit-on-top single kayak. Weather and river levels will be assessed to determine the safest Friday for us to go. Closed toe shoes, wide brim hat, sunscreen and ability to walk down the river embankment required.

In-House Movies
***All movies shown in Lower Level at 1:30pm***

The Theory of Everything
When: Friday, September 7th

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde. At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

My House of Umbria
When: Friday, September 21st

After surviving a gruesome terrorist attack on an Italian train line, romance novelist Emily Delahunty opens up her home and solitary life to a trio of stranded survivors. She soon forms friendships with each, but develops a special attachment to the young orphan Aimee. So when Aimee’s distant uncle arrives to retrieve the girl, Emily strives to convince the cold, mourning man that Umbria is Aimee’s rightful home.

Ted Talks/Discussion: A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship

When: Tuesday, September 11th
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Lower Level

Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In a raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, what it means to live well and women’s role in future of our planet. “I don’t even know what I would do without my women friends,” Fonda says. “I exist because I have my women friends.”

The Benefits of Knowing Anatomy Class

When: Wednesdays, September 12th & 26th
Time: 9:15am
Where: Lower Level

This month, we will continue to focus on the human bones and the various roles that they have beyond support.  We will be discussing various health conditions related and/or linked to overall health of the osseous tissues.

Brunch at the National Exemplar

When: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 10:30am
Where: Meet at the Inn
Sign-up by: Monday, September 10th

Join us for delicious food and wonderful company at the The National Exemplar.

Great Decisions: Turkey: partner in crisis

When: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: Lower Level
Moderated by: Carol Olberding

Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. A majority of the population considers the US to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, Turkey symbolically represents the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

Cincinnati Mural Tours – FULL

When: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $3:00 (lunch on own)

Let’s go discover the Artworks Murals that are painted all over Cincinnati. Thistrip will include driving, getting lost, walking and lunch.

Welcoming Committee

When: Friday, September 14th
Where: Main Floor

Bring your lunch and ideas for welcoming new members for 2018. We will be working on finalizing our Welcoming Packet. We’re always looking for members to join our committee.

FC Cincinnati vs FC Toronto

When: Sunday, September 16th
Time: 3:00 pm (Game starts at 4:30 pm)
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $20.00 (Ticket, parking & transportation)
Sign-up by: Thursday, September 13th (maximum 6)

Join Nicole to cheer on our “futbol” team and see what the hype is all about.

“Is THIS Art?” Blacksmithing

When: Wednesdays, September 19th & 26th
Time:  1:30 pm (Part I) Computer Lab
1:00 pm (Part II) Taft: vanessa german: running with freedom
Where: Meet @ MARIELDERS (Part II)
Cost: $12.00 (transportation and admission)

Vanessa German empowers people through visual art and performance. German’s mixed-media sculptures and reliefs are constructed from found objects including doll parts, antique tins, beads, household items, and other cast-off relics. Her sculptures bridge the past and the present: antiques mingle with provocative imagery, challenging stereotypes and confronting current issues facing African American communities.

Nonfiction Book Club- I am I am I am

When: Wednesday, September 26th
Time: 11:15am
Where: Main floor

17 discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, O’Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

Rumpke Landfill

When: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Meet at MARIELDERS
Cost: $5.00 ( transportation)
Sign-up by: Thursday, September 13th (minimum 10)

Rumpke’s landfill tour includes a brief history of the company and an explanation of truck types. The air-conditioned bus then travels around the landfill while a guide describes the process. Methane gas removal and recovery, leachate (waste water) collection, surface water controls and other points of interest, including recycling facts, are explained. The tour concludes with a description of standard landfill closure processes and future landfill property use.

Last Cook-out/Potluck of the year with Full-size Jenga

When: Friday, September 28th
Time: 12:00 pm
Where: Outside (weather permitting or Lower Level)
Cost: $5.00
Sign up by: Wednesday, September 26th (please note side dish/dessert)



Mindful Maintenance Exercise (MME)

SIGN-UP for June Classes begins Thursday June 21st @ 9:30am!!!

This exercise program’s purpose is to design classes which will enable our members to participate in classes that are specifically designed around their individual fitness assessments. All classes will address various components to increase balance, mobility, and reduce fall risks through a mindful awareness approach.

Personal trainer, Teresa Robinson, A.C.E. will be leading two classes, Core and Balance and Maintaining your Strength that will allow members to increase balance and strength through various strength maintaining/training exercises. She will be providing modifications for each individual based on their assessments.

Current Tai Chi instructor, Kristin Dietsche, will continue offering Tai Chi Flow classes based on the teaching of the Health Institute for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. The Harvard Medical School has named Tai Chi the best exercise for improving balance.

Another component offered by our Mindful Maintenance Exercise program will be Restorative Chair Yoga, led by Joan Riemar and Diane Faul. Joan has developed “Long Life Yoga” programs for seniors and currently teaches Senior Chair Yoga at Mercy Anderson Health Plex. She has been involved with the Cincinnati Creative Aging organization for ten years. Diane has been practicing yoga for 45 years and has continued her studies throughout those years. Her mentor has been and remains Lilias Folan since the 1970’s. Yoga can help slow down the effects of the aging process by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints.

To keep with the philosophy of mindfulness, Meditation will initially be offered once a week. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus. This area of the brain is known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures that provide self-awareness and introspection. By increasing our members’ self-awareness, it will empower them to examine and maintain attention during mobility.

We will be continuing to offer our Laughtercise class that is led by our volunteer member and president, Delores Tate. This class focuses on principles designed by the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and is well attended. Members leave laughing which allows them to feel relaxed and wanting to come back.



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 at the front desk whether there is a fee or not. Fees can be paid at front desk.  No reservations will be taken without payment.

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.