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Vol. 2019 Issue No. 12 DECEMBER 2019 Published Monthly
Dayspring is sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon at the senior center with a nice meal, door prizes,
and live entertainment at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11. Free tickets were available to
members on November 18. Guests may obtain a ticket beginning December 9 if any remain. This
sponsor has also provided the ice cream social, pizza party, and masquerade party.
Activity cancellation: exercise, congregate lunch.
VOTE FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
You may vote for the 2020 Board of Trustees from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either Thursday,
December 5, or Friday, December 6. It is suggested that you bring your membership card.
Candidate photos with biographies will be displayed in the great room and the back room.
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the festive social at 5:30 p.m. on
Saturday, December 21. Dinner will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30-6:15 p.
m. The menu includes beef tips over noodles, Christy’s chicken, AuGratin potatoes, green bean
casserole, seven-layer salad, apple and cherry cobbler. Tickets cost $13 and will be sold through
December 11. Guest ticket sales open December 6. Entertainment will feature Double Play.
LINE DANCE PARTY
The line dance instructor, Rose Winkler, would like to continue the annual holiday party tradition
to be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 19. All students from previous classes are
welcome to attend to do a little dancing and then enjoy food brought in by the participants. It is
always a very nice get-together! Please notify the desk by December 13 that you will be attending
and be sure to bring a dish to share.
Rose will return to teaching beginning January 2.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start January 2 for both the beginner and
intermediate class (minimum of five required). Cost is $25 (note price change) and due when
registration begins December 9. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is
Beginner class is from 9:30-10:30 and the Intermediate class is from 10:45-11:45 on Thursdays. It
is recommended that you have line danced for a least a year before registering for the
intermediate level class.
Men and women are welcome, partners are not needed, and instructor, Rose Winkler, provides a
variety of music and dance steps to make dancing interesting and fun!
Drop in to learn and play Wii bowling when Heartland Insurance Group is here to conduct this fun
activity. While you wait your turn to play, you can enjoy donuts and visit with other players. This
month, it will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2. You can either stand or sit while
playing the game and no previous bowling experience is required! This activity needs more
participants in order to continue; please give it a try!
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, December 12. 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.
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 December 11, 24, 25.
Now is a good time to encourage friends, family, neighbors, and new residents to join the senior
center. Those who have never been members before can join for only $5 from October -
December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2020.
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: December 10, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Shirley Schetter Rhea Botschner Anita Combs
Rizzie Brown Carol Beech Jewell Campbell
Jill Gheen Pat Harris Robert Hooper
Janet Ogg Roxann Pearson Beverly Wyman
Membership: 705 as of November 14
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
SPA MINI SERIES
Pamper yourself and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of paraffin hand waxing conducted by
Friendship Village at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18. This may help in relieving pain from
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other joint mobility issues by acting as a form
of heat therapy to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease stiffness. Note there is a
chance of heat rash if you have very sensitive skin. You should not participate if you have: poor
blood circulation, numbness in hands or feet, diabetes, any rashes or open sores. Paraffin comes
from petroleum products so consider that if you have a chemical sensitivity. Registration will be
held December 4-17; phone calls accepted. Open to members only with a limit of eight.
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
GOLDEN CHI (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 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.
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail
beginning January 2. Dues remain at $20 per person; please renew by January 31.
New applicants should apply in person.
Renew by mail:
· Only for those who have already signed the general liability waiver.
· Include check and 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, 2020 are honorary members.
Free income tax return preparation by VITA/AARP Certified Tax-Aide Volunteers will be available
at the Huber Heights Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning
Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only; call 233-9999 beginning January 2. If you plan
on bringing more than one tax return, you must make an appointment for each return. A joint
return needs only one appointment slot. Appointments fill up fast so call early to schedule.
Note: City tax, farms, businesses, rental properties, and deduction for casualty loss (tornado
disaster) will not be prepared.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
The collection box for non-perishable foods will be in the great room during November and
December. Thank you for any donations you make to the FISH food pantry.
FISH is operated by volunteers and serves residents of Huber Heights. The pantry also accepts
shampoo, deodorant, laundry and dish detergent, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, paper and
plastic grocery bags and monetary donations. No baby food, used or partially open packages,
clothing or household items are accepted.
Thanks to Sharon Decker and Jan Wishon for delivering the items to the pantry.
The senior center will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1.
Snowbirds should contact Pat to make arrangements to receive or stop your newsletter while you
are at your winter address. The same start and stop dates you give to the Post Office are the
dates needed by the senior center.
The senior center is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for
children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years). Donations should not be wrapped. This program, Toys
for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and gift bags may
also be donated. The last day to make donations is December 12.
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