MariElders will open when Ohio Mandates for Senior Centers Closing is lifted.

Transportation, Resources & Support are available to all  members during this time.

 Please call Center if you need anything!

513-271-5588 (messages will be checked hourly)

come join us!

A senior recreational center for all adults aged 55 and older in the 

Greater Cincinnati area

--- Open every weekday from 9 am to 4:30 pm ----

(except National Holidays & Mariemont City School weather closings)


How to easily make your own Face Covering

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.


Non-Emergency number for Mariemont Fire and Police


If you have to climb up a ladder, please think about calling our local fire/police department to assist you. They are here for our seniors in the area and often folks don’t know all the amazing services they do besides the obvious. If in doubt, please call them.


Currently a Utility / Rebate Check Scam

From Nextdoor Neighbor: “Got a phone call from 513-719-8929 just now stating “I’m sorry but you are receiving this call due to being overcharged on your most recent electric and gas bill. We will be making a credit on your utility bill as well as sending out a rebate check of 30% to your address. Please press 1 to make sure you get your rebate check.” Many people responded in our local areas of receiving these calls.


Must-Have Assistive Devices for Seniors
Assistive devices are fantastic resources to help seniors maintain their daily activities and routines, while encouraging personal freedom and prolonging independent living. Many devices can restore confidence, increase mobility and provide family members with peace of mind that their loved one is safe. Learn more from our list of must-have assistive devices for seniors:

Introducing ME Chats on Zoom
Wednesdays, 10:00 am
June 10th 

“What have you been reading?”

We will be joined with Kelly Hartman, Mariemont Head Librarian to provide the most current information and answer questions regarding THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY and specifically our Mariemont Branch. We will also be sharing what we have been reading over the past several months.


If interested in learning how to get onto Zoom, please email Nicole to schedule a one-on-one session with Jake and a trial session to practice with Nicole before attending your first Zoom meeting. Please email Nicole for Zoom Invite at


Movies of the Week
The Farewell (2019) 100m

In this funny, heartfelt story, Billi's (Awkwafina) family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch--the only person that doesn't know she only has a few weeks to live. Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.


Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2015) 206m

Frederick Wiseman's new film EX LIBRIS goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcoming cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America - everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Comedy Relief
Sammy Davis Jr. vs. Wilt Chamberlain | Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In | George Schlatter

With Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Arte Johnson. Guest Sammy Davis Jr., who is diminutive, squares off against the extremely tall Wilt Chamberlain.


Song of Inspiration

The Rose~ Bette Midler with Lyrics
Magical song by Bette Midler - The Rose. (Licensed by WMG)

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV
Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, and educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches.


Fitness and Wellness

Monday’s Meditation: Nature Relaxation Films
FLYING OVER ITALY 4K: Cinque Terre Coast by Drone + Light Ambient Music & Ocean / Nature Sounds
Experience the magical sights & sounds of Italy's famous Cinque Terre coast for a full hour with "Flying Over Italy: Cinque Terre." The film offers a dynamic array of gorgeous video scenes, from both the aerial and ground perspective; the synchronized music flows gracefully as the journey progresses from village to village. At the end of the film, the pace slows down as the sun begins to set on the charming coastal town.  MUSIC INFO: An exclusive new work by The Cynic Project, the film features a blend of all newly created songs featuring soft vocals, warm tones, piano and even the hang drum


Balance Exercises for Seniors-Beginner to Advanced
Bob & Brad
"Famous" Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck (Bob and Brad) present balance exercises for seniors. They start with beginner exercises and progress to more advanced exercises.


Though Mariemont Tennis Courts are now open; we are still closed due to The Ohio Mandate for Senior Centers not being lifted. The Mariemont Tennis Association will work with us when we are allowed to open. However, if you want to join them and begin using their courts, click here for membership:
For more information on the most current Mariemont Tennis Court guidelines:

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101-How to Play Smart Pickleball, Ten Tips
This video provides strategy and tips for playing smart Pickleball. It discusses shot selection, court positioning, etc.  The focus is on Pickleball strategy.

Tai Chi Flow
Kristin Dietsche- MME Tai Chi Instructor

“I'm excited to announce that I'll be offering free weekly schedule of live Tai Chi for Health classes using the Zoom cloud meetings app. It works with laptops, home computers, & smartphones”.
Please email Nicole for more information about Kristin’s classes!


Mondays 11:00 AM - Tai Chi Flow

Slow & relaxing, sit or stand, new beginners welcome!


Tuesdays 3:00 PM - Tai Chi Flow Plus

The plus means more mental challenge and more movements for standers.
YES, new beginners welcome!


Wednesdays 1:30 PM - Tai Chi for Rehabilitation

Week 4 of 6--this is a continuing sequence.


Thursdays 11:00 AM - Tai Chi Flow

Stress free, nothing to memorize, sit or stand, new beginners welcome!


Saturdays 10:00 AM - Tai Chi Flow Plus

Nothing to memorize, new beginners are always welcome.

A little more mental challenge and more opportunities for taking tai chi steps. :-)

How to get up from the floor (after a fall) - MacGyver style!

Watch how founder and Occupational Therapist Rhonda B. teaches creative "out of the box" thinking for getting up from the floor after a fall in the home!

The video, meant for seniors and people with balance problems, raises awareness that common items in the household can often be turned into surprisingly effective makeshift fall-rescue tools.


The Squat - Training the Elderly
Starting Strength

Starting Strength Coach Beau Bryant takes Dan, a 72 year old new client with no prior strength training experience, through a modified teaching method for The Squat.  In this first training session, Beau teaches Dan how to squat and then makes corrections in real-time as he works through his first three work sets.

Yoga with Adriane
Yoga for The Feet
Yoga for the Feet - you know you need it. Or if you don't know, trust me - you will benefit from this healing practice. Whether you are tending to issues with the feet or you are working for preventative care - take half an hour to tend to it.  Your feet need proper TLC! A lot of issues with the feet can be healed with mindful body work. Here are some very simple tools to practice at home. A perfect opportunity to clean and clear the slate and rebuild from the ground up. So many gems in this one! Breathe easy and enjoy!

Friday’s Meditation: Relax For A While - Meditations & Sleep Stories
"Instant Relief From Anxiety & Stress" Peaceful Meditation Music, Deep Relaxing & Healing Music

This is 1 hour peaceful piano relaxing and meditation music which helps you to relief from all the stress and anxiety. This instrumental background music helps you for better sleep, relax your mind body and helps you for better sleep. You can also use this music for healing purpose as well.

Education and Support


Learn stories you never knew about your family. StoryWorth collects family stories, preserving them in books for generations to come. Connect With Your Family. Invite Loved Ones Now. Weekly Story Prompts. A lifetime of stories.

10 - 11 AM – Tech 1 on 1 with Jake Mondays

Sign-up for a 30 minute Tech support via phone slot prior by emailing Nicole by the Friday before at


10 - 11 AM – Zoom 1 on 1 with Jake Wednesdays & Fridays

Sign-up for a 30 minute Zoom setup and support via phone slot prior by
emailing Nicole by the Friday before at


Internet Basics - Using Search Engines
With billions of websites online today, there is a lot of information on the Internet. Search engines make this information easier to find. Let's look at the basics of using a search engine, as well as some techniques you can use to get better search results.

Art Club 
Tuesdays @ 1:00PM via Zoom 

Artist David Laug will be setting up this virtual class at his Essex Studio. Each class is independent of each other. Each class will begin with learning about an artist and his/her techniques. Students will then experiment the Artist’s style and medium to create works of their own.
Please email Nicole at  to be included in Zoom invites’ email and to know what mediums David will be working with.

Art Documentary

National Gallery:  Behind the Scenes of a London Institution (2014) 174m
Frederick Wiseman's NATIONAL GALLERY takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. NATIONAL GALLERY is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Cesar Awards.

Is This Art?


This month, we will be learning about the art of Typography. This week, learn about the history of type that we now take for granted. For Part I, participants will need to have watched the independent documentary entitled Helvetica:  Typography, Graphic Design and Global Visual Culture for June 11th discussion. This 2 part discussion series will be held Thursdays, June 11th & 25th at 1:30 pm via Zoom. If you have not been a part of ITA? and would like to be included in this 2 part discussion, email


A Brief History of Type


How a Gutenberg printing press works

Demonstration on the only working model of a Gutenberg printing press


Helvetica: Typography, Graphic Design and Global Visual Culture (2007) 80m

HELVETICA looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, this film offers a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival. Nominated for the Truer than Fiction Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Needle Nook

 How to Crochet for Beginners

The delicate art of crocheting is a lifelong skill that you'll use to make beautiful gifts for others and items for your home and wardrobe. Start by learning a couple of basic stitches, and build on that with more advanced basic stitches by reading the below article.


What is Diamond Painting?

Top 10 Tips for Diamond Painting

Diamond Painting is a new craft hobby that's a mix between Cross Stitch and Paint By Numbers.

Created in 2015, Diamond Painting was designed as an easier, faster, and more therapeutic alternative to Cross Stitch. With Diamond Painting, you apply tiny resin "diamonds" to a DMC-coded adhesive canvas to create vibrant mosaic paintings.

Kits are sold on Amazon and many craft sites:

World Religion: Earth Religions - Neopaganism

This month, we will be learning about Earth Religions through additional videos and readings that will be provide through group email. Part I and Part II Zoom discussions will be held Tuesdays, June 9th and 16th at 11:30 Am., In Part I, participants will be discussing Paganism/Neopaganism. Part II, we will explore Wicca, Animism and Druidism. Part III is the night of summer solstice, Saturday, June 20th at 5:44 pm in which members will celebrate remotely outside. If you have not been a part of World Religions and would like to be included in this 3 part discussion, please email Nicole 

Roman Pagan Life and Worship
Ryan M. Reeves is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


25 Popular Holidays with SURPRISINGLY Pagan Origins
You won’t believe how many popular holidays have surprisingly pagan origins. A lot of these origins come from religions attempting to “redeem” pagan celebrations.  In most cases, they were successful. Check out these 25 popular holidays with surprisingly pagan origins you may not be aware of.

Great Decisions
will resume in August with

However, group will hold additional Zoom meetings in June and July with topics and dates/times to be determined via group email. If you are interested in current issues and foreign policies, please consider joining this inquisitive group.


Harvard University: Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology
This introductory course will explore the art, archaeology, and history surrounding the Giza Pyramids. We will learn about Egyptian pharaohs and high officials of the Pyramid Age, follow in the footsteps of the great 20th-century expeditions, and discover how cutting-edge digital tools like 3D-modeling are reshaping the discipline of Egyptology.


American Military History Podcast
The Stamp Act, Sons of Liberty & British Troops in Boston
The American Revolution didn't happen overnight, nor did it happen without the help of "radical" freedom fighters like the Sons of Liberty, but how exactly did it start and why were the colonists angry enough to rebel against one of the largest world powers of the time?


Fiction Book Group
The Secrets We Kept: A Novel 
(Lara Prescott, 09/03/2019)

A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.. The discussion of this book will be Thursday, June 4th @ 11:00 am with Mariemont Head Librarian, Kelly Hartman via Zoom.
If would like a Library copy of this book, please email Nicole

Non-Fiction Book Group

 Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man (Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, 2019)
Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis I s sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own in “a wonderful book…that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up…as complete an account of this tragic tale as we are likely to have” (The Christian Science Monitor)

The discussion of this book will be Thursday, June 25th at 11:00 am with Mariemont Head Librarian, Kelly Hartman via Zoom.
If would like a Library copy of this month’s book, please email Nicole


USS Indianapolis: The Legacy

The Legacy Project tells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis using exclusively first-person accounts. The last crew and their families share gripping stories of kamikaze attacks, invasions, a secret mission, and ultimately a devastating torpedo attack that killed three fourths of the crew. The survivors recall the 5 days they spent floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, their miraculous rescue, and how they fought together to clear their captain's name. Start to finish, this feature-length film flows from survivor to survivor as they finish each other's sentences. Set to a completely original score, the incredible story unfolds while rare WWII footage, a collection of previously unpublished photographs, open-ocean reenactments, and new footage from one of the last WWII era heavy cruisers in existence.

Select HOOPLA option and create a new account.
You will need your library number for free access.
Type in search bar USS Indianapolis: The Legacy.

Hoopla will allow up to three days for you to borrow access to this film.
If you need any assistance, please call 513-369-6900 to speak to a library representative or email


Author Lecture
What did you do in the War, Sister?
Lecture with Dennis Turner will be rescheduled for Monday, September 21st at 2:00 pm


1 pm – Canasta – Mondays & Fridays
Pay Canasta online at www.cardzmania

We currently have 4 players and would like to add more. Assistance is available to set-up, play trials to joining in playing with this Great group.

Please email Nicole if you want to learn how to play with other members at:


10:00 am Mah Jongg! Tuesdays and Thursdays

Play Mah Jongg online at

MariElder’s member Elaine Cook is offering one-on-one assistance for Mah Jongg players to be able to join their online group that is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am. Right now they have only 6 players and are hoping to have 2 tables. Experience players only (this is not the place to learn)

Email for more information:



Play over 140000 trivia quizzes and games! Movies, sports, TV, geography, and much more. Over one million trivia questions on thousands of topics. Email Nicole if you want to play with members at:


Jigsaw Puzzles Online

JigZone has a daily puzzle game you can play or you can create your own puzzle, send a puzzle postcard to a friend and compare your solve time with friends.

1:00 pm Bridge- Fridays
(new time for playing online)

We currently have 6 players for Bridge I and 4 for Bridge II. We would like to add more. Assistance is available to set-up, play trials to joining in playing with these Great groups.

Please email Nicole if you want to learn how to play with other members at:

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