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Vol. 2018 Issue No. 3 MARCH 2018 Published Monthly
LUNCH & LEARN
Untreated Hearing Loss & Dementia
Join Acute Hearing Center at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, for lunch and an informative
presentation on how untreated hearing loss can affect the body in many ways, including
contributing to dementia. Seating is limited to 25. Please register in person (two free tickets per
member) by March 7.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.
A representative from OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) with the Ohio
Department of Insurance will present information on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 21. Learn what is covered, what is not covered, and what the out of pocket
costs are under Medicare. Also, learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare
Advantage Plans. There will be time for questions and answers. We would like a good turn out
since the speaker is coming from the Columbus area. If possible, please sign the clipboard or call
the desk to help us prepare seating. Open to the community.
The first social of the year will be held on Saturday, April 21. Dinner will be catered by Rob’s with
the buffet open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. The menu includes Swiss steak, fried chicken, Waldorf
salad, scalloped potatoes, corn, and cake. Tickets will be sold March 13 - April 10 and cost $12
per person. Guest tickets will be available April 5 if any remain. Entertainment will feature Brian
Brenner, singing a variety of songs. He has performed for over 25 years and is well-known as an
Elvis and Wayne Newton impersonator.
Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant
department at Knollwood Garden Center, will offer information on how air plants grow, how to care
for them, and provide creative ideas on designing and displaying them. Air plants only need
misting and can be mounted on many surfaces such as wood, shelves, vases, and much more.
They are easy to care for and something a little different. Barb will also bring some plant samples
from the same family that air plants belong to; the bromeliad family. Join Barb at 9:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, March 20, at the senior center. Please register at the desk or call; priority is given to
those waiting at the desk.
Activity cancellation: wood carving
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
The new eight-week session will begin March 1. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins
February 8. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays.
Men and women are welcome to participate, partners are not needed, and instructor, Rose
Winkler, provides a variety of music and dance steps to make this class interesting and fun. There
is a lot of camaraderie and fun in this class. Please be flexible during the winter months in case
make-up classes need to be held due to weather closings.
TECH TIPS & NOTARY SERVICE
Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current
electronic computer devices including games? Drop in from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March
15, and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please
note that this is not a computer class. Notary service is available as well. Thanks to Marina
Dodaro for providing this service.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Emmanuel Rugina Grace Weaver Mary Kosina
Wanda Beamer Tim Porter Linda Porter
Richard Ellis Iris Searcy Pam Hagan
Kyle Teague Harry Heinrich Linda Renner
John Schacht Barb Schacht Bethany Abney
Barbara Miller Annette Kilbury Linda Graves
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
Progressive Hand & Foot Card Game
You are welcome to drop in at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays to play or learn progressive hand and foot.
It can be played with either two, three, or four players and this version is much quicker than
regular hand and foot.
This game is played in the same room with euchre and canasta with bridge in the back rooms. If
one activity is full, it is possible you can play one of the other games (bridge requires a
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. Tax returns
will be prepared by appointment only. Please call to cancel if you get your taxes prepared
somewhere else; thank you.
Call 233-9999 to make an appointment. 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. City tax, farm, rentals, business returns will not be
The IRS urges all taxpayers to file a complete and accurate tax return. Make sure you have All the
documents to file your return, including: **Documents for all sources of 2017 income (e.g., all W2
wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA Social Security, unemployment & disability income, interest,
dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.), and **Forms 1095-A from the Marketplace for those claiming
the Premium Tax Credit for medical insurance. ** If planning to itemize deductions, expense
information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx, property taxes, mortgage interest and charitable
contributions). Even if not itemizing, bring medical/Rx expense and property tax information.
You MUST bring a copy of last year’s 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.
Weather Procedure: tax appointments will not be held when the Huber Heights Schools close for
bad weather. Check the television (more than one channel) as late as 8:30 a.m. for school
information that may have changed from a delay to closing. You will be contacted later with a new
SENIOR CENTER SHIRTS
You may have noticed other members wearing the blue long sleeve or polo shirt with the senior
center logo. If you would like to purchase one, please see the receptionist. There is a $10 deposit
that will be held until Land’s End offers a special promotion and, sometimes, that can take a while.
When the promotions are offered, they come up quickly with a short deadline so it works better to
get on the list now and wait for the promotion. Polo shirts cost $24 for sizes s, m, l, xl, (xxl available
for men only) or $29 for 2x, 3x, (1x available for women only) with long sleeve shirts costing
$22.50 and $27.50. There is a sizing chart at the desk as well as a women’s xl polo shirt to try on
or it may be beneficial to try on a friend’s shirt to get an idea of the sizing. Note: all sales final.
For Sale at Desk: new, men’s polo shirt, size xxl, $29.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, off-site
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23. This meeting is open to all senior center
members and offers a chance to meet your Board of Trustees, ask questions, and make
*If you have any contact with the agencies that advertise in this newsletter, either in person or
when calling them for information, please mention that you saw their ad here. This can really help
with ad renewals.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center
*Diagrams of the best available refuge areas are now posted throughout the building to aid in
seeking shelter in the event of a tornado.
*Starting in April and going through to the following April, Medicare will be mailing new cards that
do not include your social security number. When you receive your new card, you need to destroy
the old one; you are welcome to bring your old card to the program coordinator and it will be
shredded while you are here; best time to do this is from 9-1:30.
*Starting mid-March, complimentary copies of the Courier will no longer be available.
*Those who need assistance in opening the restroom door are encouraged to ask
the receptionist, program coordinator, or another member for help with this.
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (March
9). Michael from Cypress Pointe conducts this intriguing and fun game and is encouraging current
participants to bring a friend. Prizes will be provided; all you
bring is a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and women. Until tax
season is over, this activity will meet in the lounge/library.
With input from the Huber Heights Fire Division, the best available refuge areas in the building
have been identified when shelter is needed from a tornado or other severe weather. Color
diagrams are posted throughout the building indicating the best, better, poor, and danger areas.
It may be beneficial for you to study this diagram and note that the green areas reflect the best
options with red showing the worst area (great room).
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