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Vol. 2019 Issue No. 2 FEBRUARY 2019 Published Monthly
SOUP LUNCH & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER
Be warm and cozy on a winter day at the Soup Lunch from 11:30-1 on Wednesday, February 13
(snow date Feb. 15*). Depending on ticket sales, the Board will decide on February 1 if the
fundraiser will still be held. Those making soup or bake sale items may want to wait to purchase
ingredients. IF the event is cancelled, those who signed up to bring food will be contacted or you
can call the senior center starting February 1.
Lunch will include soup, ½ sandwich, crackers, dessert, and tea, coffee. Tickets cost $6 each and
there is no ticket limit since this a fundraiser. Please have the exact change or write a check since
the desk is limited in making change. You can also shop at the bake sale for an extra treat to take
home and participate in a 50/50 raffle if you wish. A sign-up sheet is at the desk to volunteer to
make soup (bring already heated in crockpot), baked goods, and/or work a shift.
*Weather Procedure: if schools close on February 13 for snow/ice reasons, the event will be held
February 15 but IF the schools close only because of cold temperature/wind chill and snow/ice is
not the primary issue, then the lunch will still be held on February 13. Please leave both dates
open and be prepared with your donations for either day.
Free income tax return preparation by VITA/AARP Certified Tax-Aid Volunteers will be available at
the Huber Heights Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning
February 1 through April 12. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only; call 233-9999. If a
family needs multiple returns prepared, each person must have a separate appointment (does not
apply to filing jointly). If you request a specific tax counselor, this may increase your waiting time.
Note: City tax, farm, business returns will not be prepared.
Make sure you have All documents to file your return:
*Documents for all sources of 2018 income (e.g., all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA Social
Security, unemployment & disability income, interest, dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.)
*Form 1095-A form the Marketplace if claiming the Premium Tax Credit for medical insurance.
*Medical/Rx expense and property tax information even if not itemizing.
*If planning to itemize deductions, expense information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx,
property taxes, mortgage interest and charitable contributions).
*MUST bring: a copy of your 2017 Tax Return, government issued photo ID for yourself AND
spouse (if filing jointly), Social Security card(s) (yourself AND spouse AND dependents listed on
your return), and proof of medical insurance. Otherwise your tax return may not be prepared.
Cancellations: if you need to cancel, please call the center as soon as possible so your space can
be filled; call even if it is the same day as your appointment. A future appointment cannot be
guaranteed if you cancel.
Weather Procedure: if the Huber Heights Schools close for weather, the senior center will close. A
member of the tax team will call you in the morning that day to reschedule your appointment for
the same time on the next available Tuesday. Please note you might not recognize the name or
number if you have caller ID. Since Tuesday will be the official make-up day for weather
cancellations, those with appointments may want to keep Tuesdays open.
The Landings of Huber Heights (formerly Lane Park) is extending an invitation to senior center
members (limit 20) to play bingo at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at the facility located at
6200 Bellefontaine Road. It is about a mile from the senior center at the corner of Fishburg and
Bellefontaine Roads. Snacks will be provided. Please register starting February 5; phone calls
accepted. Transportation is on your own.
Landings of Huber Heights is an assisted living and memory care community that provides a safe
and supportive environment. Our communities are their home and it is our goal to make them as
comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our assisted living community is customized for your
specific needs. Residents with memory care needs require exceptional attention and respect and
the cornerstone of our memory care strategy is our Montessori-based moments in time program.
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail. Dues
remain at $20 per person. New applicants should apply in person.
Renew by mail:
· Only for those who have already signed the general liability waiver.
· Include check and note if any changes to address, phone, emergency contact.
· Membership card held here unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included.
Honorary members (90+):
Free of charge but you must update your application each year either in person or by calling 233-
9999. Those turning 90 by March 1, 2019 are honorary members.
DESSERT & DISCUSSION
Housing Options for Seniors
While you munch on cookies, you can learn about the five housing options for seniors including
the advantages and disadvantages of each, questions you should ask, possible costs, and more.
Join Home Instead Senior Care at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. Seating limited to 60.
Please register with the receptionist beginning February 4; phone calls accepted. Non-members
may register starting February 18 if space remains.
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
BLOOD PRESSURE & SUGAR
Feel welcome to walk in for the following screening (no fasting required). Open to seniors in the
community. Unavoidable short-notice cancellations may occur at times.
Tuesday: February 12, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
A Sinclair College instructor offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety of
music. You need to be a member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to
participate. Class is held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The
spring semester started January 7.
Senior center members may join a class any time during the year with the understanding that the
full amount of $25 will be billed by Sinclair College, no matter how many weeks remain in that
semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less than $1
per class. Please contact Pat for registration information.
TRIVIA TIME RETURNS
A friendly, informal trivia game is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Feb. 8).
Chris from The Laurels conducts this intriguing and fun game and provides prizes. All you bring is
a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and women. During tax season,
the group will meet in the lounge.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, at City Hall.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, February 14. Please call 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.
Divine Flowers and Gifts will offer a beginner floral workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday,
March 4. This class will consist of a three flower vase with greenery, baby’s breath or other filler,
and your choice of flowers, colors, and a pick or bow to accent your arrangement. You will learn
the proper way to cut stems, arrange the flowers, and care for them. All supplies are provided.
Ten students are required for the workshop to be held and the cost is $8 per person. Members
may register February 4 -28. Non-members may register starting February 26.
Divine Flowers and Gifts is a full service flower shop located at 7815 Waynetowne Blvd.
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 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: No lunch on Feb. 13. Order Tuesday, Feb. 19, lunch by noon on Friday,
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Kathleen O’Brien Richard Stidham Jeanne Johnson
Lynn McGriff Jo Ann Northern Larry Kinsler
Caroline Nottingham Charles Aliaga Claudia Chapman
Barbara Palmer Mary Kelly
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
HEALTH PLANS (One-on-One Counseling)
Free assistance is available by appointment, year round, at the senior center. You can enroll in a
Medicare Advantage or Prescription Plan whether you are new or previously enrolled or if you are
new to Medicare and have questions. Please bring: Medicare card and any other insurance cards
and your current prescription drugs in a bag (a list is acceptable but actual meds are better). Call
Debbie Marchi, OSHIIP certified volunteer, at 937-477-1881 to make an appointment. Please
honor your appointment time since the volunteer does not live close to the senior center; thank
The senior center will be closed on February 18 for Presidents’ Day.
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