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The Wellington at Dayton

2656 West Alex Bell
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 583-6711

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Community Life

The Wellington at Dayton celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. Various monthly speakers and performers educate and entertain our residents throughout the year, and shopping trips are scheduled weekly. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.


Date: 08/13/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Woodland Cemetery Presents: Cemetery Symbols and Representations

Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's trade, occupation or even ethnic identity. While many of these tombstone symbols have fairly simple interpretations, it is not always easy to determine their meaning and significance. We were not present when these symbols were carved into the stone and can't claim to know our ancestors' intentions. They may have included a particular symbol for no other reason than because they thought it was pretty.

Date: 08/26/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Library Presentation: XENIA TORNADO

On April 3, 1974 an F-5 tornado tore through the heart of Xenia. It was part of a ‘super outbreak’ of 148 twisters that struck the Midwest, leaving Xenia the hardest hit.

Date: 09/10/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Woodland Cemetery Presents: Bottoms Up! Early Brewers in Dayton

Dayton was well established by the 1850s and its industry included railroad car, farm equipment and tobacco manufacturing; flour mills, paper mills, spice mills and distilleries. Brewing beer and other spirits were big business that lasted well into the new century. In this program, we will explore the lives of the brewers and the successes and failures of their endeavors.

Date: 09/23/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Library Presentation: TAKING A TOUR AROUND OHIO

Take a tour of our wonderful state which is so rich in history and full of many wonderful things to see and do!

Date: 10/08/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Woodlands Cemetery Presents: History, Mystery, Murer & Mayhem

This presentation will keep you on the edge of your seat as tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters and murderers are told. Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this chilling presentation. Please note that this program is the actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Graphic details are given and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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Date: 07/09/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Woodland Cemetery Presents:The Grand Eccentrics

This program follows the book The Grand Eccentrics by Mark Bernstein. It highlights the lives of John H. Patterson, Charles F. Kettering, Gov. James M. Cox, and Orville and Wilbur Wright, all of whom rest peacefully at Woodland Cemetery. We’ll explore the drive and passions of Dayton’s most eccentric men.
*Please note that this program takes about an hour and a half to present in its entirety and is not one that can be shortened.

Date: 07/08/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Library Presentation: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

Get to know the six flag-raisers in the famous photograph taken at the battle of Iwo Jima.

Date: 06/11/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Woodlands Cemetery Presents: Steet Names of Dayton

If you’ve ever driven through Woodland Cemetery you may have noticed that many of the monuments have the names of many of the streets in Dayton. In this program, we’ll introduce you to the men and women whose streets bear their name and how they contributed to the history of Dayton.

Date: 06/10/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Library Presentation: THE STORY OF THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS

Discover the real story behind one of the greatest naval disasters in U.S. history.

Date: 05/20/2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: shatfield@capitalseniorliving.net

Library Presentation: ERMA BOMBECK: A CELEBRATION OF LAUGHTER

Prepare to smile as you learn more about our beloved hometown humorist Erma Bombeck.

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Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 3:00pm

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

The children of the Matsiko choir come out to say hello to the crowd!

Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 3:00pm

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

The kids from Peru show off some of their cultural dancing!

Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 2:45pm

Resident Black Tie Dinner

Residents enjoying the dinner.

Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 2:45pm

Resident Black Tie Dinner

Residents enjoying the dinner.

Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 2:45pm

Resident Black Tie Dinner

String Quartet for background music.

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