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Vol. 2017 Issue No. 10 OCTOBER 2017 Published Monthly
The social is a fun way to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on
Saturday, October 21, with dinner catered by Hickory River and will include sliced beef brisket,
pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, sweet corn or ranch beans, corn bread, mudslide brownies. The
buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. While you are at the social, take a look at the photo albums
that Alma French and the previous historians have created! Tickets cost $12 and will be sold
through October 10. Guest tickets may be purchased starting October 5 if any remain.
Entertainment will feature singer and guitar player, Dave Mullikin, who performs in the Dayton area
and at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. He plays a wide variety of music including rock & roll, country,
Gospel, and songs by artists such as Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many others.
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor the popular Penny Auction at 1:30 p.m. on Monday,
October 16. Free tickets (two per member) go fast so get yours soon! Seating limit of 30. There is
usually a waiting list in case you need to return your ticket.
Activity change: bridge cancelled.
PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101
Prepare for Open Enrollment
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, October 18. 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 so we have an idea of how many chairs to set up. Open to the community.
MEDICARE COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department
of Insurance, will host a Medicare Check-Up Day on Monday, October 30 at the senior center from
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., by appointment only. You will receive help comparing, reviewing and enrolling
in the best plan that meets your unique needs. Please call the senior center at 233-9999 to make
an appointment; open to the community. Be sure to bring your medicine bottles to your appointment
or a complete medication list that includes the correct spelling of the drug, dosage, and frequency;
for example: Lisinopril, 2.5 mg, 1x per day. Bringing the actual bottles is preferred. If you choose to
provide a list, you can pick up a medication comparison form at the senior center in advance.
Open enrollment is October 15 - December 7 and during this time you can:
*Stay on or return to original Medicare and shop for a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan.
*Stay on or shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan.
*Determine if your existing coverage will continue to meet your health insurance needs.
This is a great opportunity to receive help from the highly trained staff and volunteers from OSHIIP
who can help you understand your choices and rights. You can also learn more about recent
Medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs that help pay prescription drug costs
and Part B premiums.
**Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the
state, and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents.
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 and be prepared with your specific
questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class.
3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Oct. 16) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
Golden Qi (Chair Chi) is offered at no cost from 9:45-10:30 on Fridays for those who cannot stand
for long; it is important to be seated by 9:45 a.m. Golden Chi is beneficial for those in wheelchairs,
with balance issues, and is a form of exercise for people who cannot exercise while standing.
The next Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting November 3.
Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration begins October 6.
Note: class will be held at the martial arts center on November 10 and 17, no class on November 24
and December 22. This session is open to current students only. The class has grown so much that
more time is needed to ensure that all students receive personal instruction and attention. Tai Chi
will be open for new beginners in the spring session. This ancient Chinese exercise is taught by
Sue and Bill McCabe from TAMA Martial Arts and may help to improve your flexibility, balance,
focus, and strength.
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class (formerly Driver Safety Class)
from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, November 6. 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 cash,); pay the
instructor on arrival. Driver’s license is required for each participant. To register, call 233-9999 or
see the receptionist October 3 - November 2. Open to the community. Refreshments provided by
Schedule Changes: no bridge, no Tai Chi practice.
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.
2nd Tuesday: Oct. 10, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber
*Thanks to September newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Betty Goard, Joel Wells, Ruth
Krupp, Pat Lokai, Milvi Wilson, Debbie Lykins, Richard Connor.
*Thanks to Jim Boggs and Art Couturier for working at senior center booth at the Marigold Festival.
*Thanks to Bruce & Vevia Enix, Barbara Farina, Debbie Keiser, Jim Boggs, Margaret Collier for
helping with the Banjo & More event with special thanks to the sponsor, MediGold. 84 people
attended and enjoyed huge slices of apple pie and singing along with the banjo player.
*Thanks to all who have brought in get well and sympathy cards, soaps, and lotions.
*Many thanks to Friendship Village for the ice cream truck visit and free treats!
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 27, to discuss The Life We Bury by Allen
Eskens. A summary of the book is posted on the bulletin board. Books are on reserve at the Huber
Heights Library. New participants are always welcome!
New Instructor! New Program!
A new instructor and exercise program is now available at the senior center. Welcome to Stacey
Luneke who began teaching here in August. She has some great ideas that will introduce new
exercises, props, and a new approach to the class routine. Classes are a nice size with time to visit
and get to know your fellow students. Classes are no longer restricted to age 60 and up; you only
need to be a member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to participate. Class is
taught by a college instructor and held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and
Wednesdays. First day of class for the fall semester began August 21.
Senior center members may join an exercise 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
the semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less than
$1 per class.
If you are 60 and older, there is no additional $20 Sinclair enrollment fee. If younger and you have
never registered with Sinclair before, there will be a one-time additional $20 fee. If you were a
previous student but it was more than two years ago, you will need to update the application but the
fee is waived.
There is one day per semester when Sinclair comes here to conduct registration to make it
convenient for you. If you miss this opportunity, you can register at any Sinclair Learning Center
including the one next to the YMCA or online. The course number is PED 6201/901 for the
Mon/Wed. 9 a.m. class or PED 6201/902 for the Mon/Wed. 10 a.m. class. The next semester will
start in January. Registration will probably be held at the senior center in either November or
Springfield Masonic Community
You will enjoy a delightful afternoon with a tour and lunch at the Masonic Community in Springfield
on Monday, November 13. A total of 30 may attend. The agency vehicle can transport 26 people or
you may drive yourself but all must register with the receptionist October 16 - November 7; phone
calls accepted. Let the receptionist know if you need to ride the bus. You will depart from the senior
center at 10:30 a.m. Return time is approximately 1:30 p.m. If you drive, go to the Festival Green
Clubhouse; map available for viewing.
The Masonic Community offers independent and assisted living, skilled care, memory care,
rehabilitation, and more.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Harry Crego Lucy Figner David Good
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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 2018.
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