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DIRECTORY

Page 1:  Social Events, Programs, Activities, Miscellaneous News Items
Page 2:  Scheduled Travel/Trips Information, More Activities, Miscellaneous News Items
Page 3:  (NEW) Newsletter Download Page (Print, or Copy to Save)
Page 4:  Sunshine Report, Scoreboard (Bridge & Bowling), Committees, Officers & Trustees
Page 5:  Website News, Webmaster Comments

The NEXT ISSUE is scheduled to be uploaded to the web on or about THE END OF THIS Mo.
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Vol. 2020 Issue No. 4        APRIL 2020                Published Monthly
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GO TO <LATE-BREAKING NEWS> FOR CORONAVIRUS
INDUCED SCHEDULE CHANGES AND UPDATES

Information in this issue is current as of March 23
Latest Updates March 31 (SEE LATE BREAKING NEWS TAB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE
In order to help decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and to comply with state, city, and public
health department guidelines and orders,
the Board of Trustees voted on March 14 to close
the senior center until further notice.

As a result of the closure, some April and May activities have been rescheduled or cancelled. The
best way to find out about changes to activities, trips, taxes, and a reopening date is to call the
information line at 937-237-7605. Do not leave any messages on this line; messages can be left
by calling 937-237-7912.

In addition to the information line, the senior center website and Facebook page are also sources
to check for updates. If necessary, you can call the program coordinator at 937-237-7912 from 9
a.m.- 2 p.m.

If the closure continues for a very long time, it is possible that newsletter production may be
discontinued until the center reopens or it may decrease significantly in size. Please save this
issue in case it turns out to be the last one for some time. This is the first issue that will not be
mailed to those who have not renewed their membership this year.

For our members who wish to keep in touch or check on their senior center friends but need
phone numbers, you can call the program coordinator. If the permission box to share the phone
number is checked on the membership application, you will be given the information. Also,
continue to call the Sunshine Chair if you know of members who need a get well, thinking of you,
or sympathy card. If your phone number or address should change during the closure period, call
937-237-7912.

Thank you to all members for your understanding and patience. Please take care and stay well. It
will be wonderful to see everyone again once the senior center reopens!

INFORMATION LINE
Call the Information Line at 937-237-7605 for a recorded message of activity changes, taxes,
trips, and reopening date. Note: do not leave a message on this line. You can leave messages by
calling 937-237-7912.

SENIOR CENTER WEBSITE
Webmaster, Tom Brickner, is keeping our site updated with current information on activity
changes, taxes, trips, and reopening date. Information will be listed on Page 1 and
under
Late Breaking News. Visit: www.huberseniorcenter.org

FACEBOOK
The senior center has a Facebook page called Huber Heights Senior Center Group. It is a private
group, intended for members. If you care to join, just search for it and request to join. The
administrators are Carolyn Freeman and Netta Hawkins. This page is limited to comments relative
to the senior center. Humorous posts are allowed, but not political or commercial advertisement.
Note: you can check this site for updated information on activity changes, taxes, trips, and
reopening date.

CANCELLATIONS
As of March 23, the following are known cancellations of special events/activities. More could
occur at any time.
·        Spring Social (April 17)
·        Bingo Bash Social (May 15)
·        Blood Pressure Sugar Checks (April 14)
·        Balance Screening (April 17)
·        Tour Time (April 2)
·        Senior Day (May 28)
·        New York City trip
·        Soaring Eagle trip
·        Tax appointments

PIZZA PARTY
The pizza party scheduled for April will now be held on Tuesday, June 30. Join Courtney for pizza,
entertainment, and prizes. Free tickets will be issued to members starting June 4, non-members
start June 18. Last day to obtain tickets is June 24. Dayspring is a transitional care facility located
at 8001 Dayton-Springfield Road in Enon.
Activity cancellations: congregate lunch, bingo.

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS => CANCELLED AS OF MARCH 31
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday,
May 4. Many insurance companies offer a premium discount; check with your company; if no
discount, this is still a good refresher! Cost is $15 for AARP members who bring their member
number or $20 for non-members (checks or exact cash,); pay the instructor on arrival. Driver’s
license is required. Call 937-233-9999 to register April 13-30. Open to the community; seating
limited. Refreshments provided by the Landings of Huber Heights.
If this class is cancelled
, the next class will be November 2. Cost increase of $5.

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES DAY   
Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney
You will be able to complete a living will and health care power of attorney at the senior center on
Wednesday, May 27 (if closed, back-up date is August 19). From 1-1:30 p.m., elder law attorney,
George Lovett, will explain these documents, answer questions, and provide information about the
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits. His paralegal team will complete and notarize your paperwork
and you will receive the original document the same day. You can then make your own copies for
your family and doctor. Bring with you the name, address, and phone number of any people you
want listed on the documents. If you prefer, you can take the completed documents home and
have them notarized elsewhere.
In order to know how many paralegals to provide, please call 937-233-9999 from May 11- 22.
Open to seniors in the community.  Call by May 22 if you need to cancel.

TAX ASSISTANCE
AARP has suspended all tax-aide services until further notice. AARP will continue to assess if they
can open again in some or all sites. You can visit aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp for up-to-date
information, including site re-openings or you can check the senior center information line.
You are encouraged to find another source for tax service. There is no guarantee that any tax
appointments will be conducted at the senior center.

HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day is Thursday, April 9 (if the center is still closed, those with April
appointments will automatically be rescheduled for the same time slot on May 14). Please call 937-
233-9999 to make an appointment. Thanks to Butch Redd from the Fairborn Hearing Clinic for
this service. A basic hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined. Minor
repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.  

CONGREGATE LUNCH  
There is no need to eat alone when you can enjoy a nutritious meal and the company of other
seniors in a casual and friendly setting. The senior center is a site for the congregate meal
program sponsored by Senior Resource. A donation of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and
up; those under 60 are required to pay $4.65. Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m.
- 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or
water included. Please call 937-233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before to make a reservation or to
cancel. A choice of entrée is offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will
be ordered.
Note: meals will resume when the center reopens.

WELCOME
  
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Brenda McNeely        Susan Stout                Cindy Rollins
Deborah Boyd                Treva Pickenpaugh        Tommy Spicer
Karla Truman                Will Meece
Membership: 583 as of March 23.
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to participate in center activities and to receive the monthly newsletter, you must be
a current member. Dues are $20 (checks preferred); there is no extra charge for non-residents.
Renewal is due every January. Please make sure that you receive a new membership card when
you join or renew (includes honorary members). Those joining for the first time will receive a
welcome packet (one per family). All are required to sign a general liability waiver.
New members are welcome anytime; seniors must be at least fifty to join and their younger
spouses are welcome to join. Those turning 90 by March 1 are honorary and not charged the
membership fee; however, an application must be on file and updated every January.
Interested seniors may be permitted to visit three times before joining. Dues are reduced to $5
October through December for first-time applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in
January.

GOLDEN QI (chair chi)
If you want a fun way to exercise while seated in a chair, perhaps Golden Qi is for you. The Tai
Chi instructors offer a free chair chi (Golden Qi) program from 9:45-10:30 a.m. on Fridays. The
program is designed for those who cannot stand while exercising or have not exercised in a while.
The class focuses on improving breathing, joint and muscle flexibility, and strength by
incorporating gentle Tai Chi movements, occasionally using fans or wooden balls. Note: uncertain
when class will resume.

TIDBITS
*Free paper shredding on July 25 for Huber Heights residents and businesses. More details in
future issue.
*Please continue to call the Sunshine Chair, even during the closure period, with members who
need get well, sympathy, or thinking of you cards.
*For information on Meals on Wheels, call 937-228-3663.

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Center News
Disclaimer:  The Huber Heights Senior Center and the City of Huber Heights do not endorse any products,
services, or claims presented in this website or newsletter or at the Senior Center.  Opinions expressed in this
website or newsletter are not necessarily that of the Huber Heights Senior Center or the City of Huber Heights.
Members/readers should seek independent expert advice before making any financial or health decisions.  
Members/readers involved in physical activities such as exercise are reminded to participate at their own pace
and risk and contact a licensed physician prior to engaging in strenuous or potentially strenuous activity.
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Email Disclaimer:  If you have received Huber Heights Senior Center (HHSC) email or HHSC-related email in
error please notify the sender or call 937.233.1423. Please note that any views or opinions presented in the
email do not necessarily represent those of the City of Huber Heights. Ohio has a very broad public records
law. As a result, most written communication created or received by City of Huber Heights employees, elected
officials, agents and volunteers are subject to disclosure to the public and news media upon request, unless
otherwise exempt.  Under Ohio law, email addresses are public records.  If you do not want your email
address released in response to a public records request, do not send email to this office or request that
email be sent to you at a private email address.   Instead, contact our office by phone at 937.233.1423.
Guest Book Note: Be aware that by placing your email address in the Guest Book your email address
becomes public record and is subject to these same disclosure rules.
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