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Vol. 2018 Issue No. 1 JANUARY 2018 Published Monthly
LUNCH & LEARN
Chris Rowlands, Outreach Naturalist at Allwood Audubon Center and Farm, is a
singer, songwriter, painter, and puppeteer, and will be presenting his lesson
about nature, art, and conversation to us! He presents to more than 60,000 students,
teachers, and parents each year through public performances and in-school artistic
residences. You don't want to miss his lively show at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9.
The presentation and lunch are sponsored in full by StoryPoint and lunch will be provided by
StoryPoint Troy's Executive Chef. Free tickets for members will be available through January 5. Non-
members may register starting January 3 if space is available.
Activity cancellation: bingo, congregate lunch.
Note: this event WILL be held even if the Huber Heights Schools close for weather.
Congratulations to the following who were elected to the 2018 Board of Trustees. President:
Jim Boggs Trustees at Large
Vice Pres: Bruce Enix Betty Beery Carolyn Freeman
Secretary: Ninetta Hawkins Judy Blankenship Judy Gaskill
Treasurer: Liz Gitzinger Marjorie Boughter
Thanks to all (94) who turned out to vote and to Alma French for serving as the Nominating Chair.
Also, thanks to Lynn Brown for assisting. Special thanks go to all who ran for a board position; your
willingness to serve is appreciated!
SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS
You will have the opportunity to learn the American Sign Language alphabet, basic survival signs,
and gain more understanding of what the deaf and hearing impaired deal with on a daily basis. The
instructor will also bring in guests to talk about resources and share experiences to further enhance
your awareness of the deaf community. Member, Janee Walski, worked as a rehabilitation
counselor for the deaf with the State for 28 years and will offer a free seven-week course beginning
February 5. Class will be held on Mondays from 9:30-11 for seven weeks (skip Feb. 19).
Registration for members begins January 8; phone calls accepted. Class is limited to 12 and deaf
and hearing impaired students are welcome to participate. Non-member seniors may register
beginning January 31 if space remains.
Activity Change: pinochle set-up will begin at 11:15 when sign language is held.
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail beginning
January 2. Dues remain at $20 per person and need to be paid 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 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, 2018 are honorary members.
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.
Notary service available as well.
3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Jan. 22, note date change) with Marina Dodaro
Join Dale Hendricks from Hendricks Auto Service on Brandt Pike at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January
17, to learn a few tips about maintaining your vehicle. Dale will offer information on various topics
that can help you keep your car running well. Learn what to have checked on a regular basis to
prepare for the cold winters and hot summers, what warning signs and sounds to take seriously,
how the newer cars may differ, and more. You can ask questions and learn from someone whose
business has been in Huber Heights for 54 years.
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
congregate lunch on Tuesday, January 9.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Azuka Umodu Ron Steinbrenner Jacky Steinbrenner
Membership: total membership for 2017 was 712. Of this, 145 were new members!
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
The new eight-week session will begin January 4. Cost is $15 and due when registering. 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.
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 you.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
The next session for current students only will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting January 12
(note date change from previous issue). Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due
when registering. 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.
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.
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 for men
only) or $29 for 2x, 3x, (1x 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.
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 2 through April 13. 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 beginning January 3 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 prepared.
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 your 2016 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.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, January 31.
*The postage stamp price increases to 50 cents this month.
*Advertising space is available in the newsletter; contact Pat at 237-7912 for details.
*New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018-2019 and will not include social security
numbers. Make sure your mailing address is up to date with Social Security; call 1-800-772-1213 or
visit ssa.gov/myaccount. Remember, Medicare will not call you; hang up if callers ask for your Social
Security number, Medicare number, or money.
*The senior center is looking for a newer piano; either a donation or reasonably priced one. Please
contact Pat or any Board member if you have any sources.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center.
*The center is not permitted to include details of overnight trips in the newsletter; for information on
these trips, check the senior center website, Facebook page, or obtain a flyer from the center.
*Please check the floor after your activity; if vacuuming is needed, there is a small vacuum cleaner
in the coat closet and a broom in the kitchen; thank you. The cleaning crew only comes on
Tuesdays and the weekend.
*Bingo table set-up subs are needed of those who could possibly come over on short notice to help
set up tables and chairs on Tuesday mornings; please call Pat at 237-7912 if interested in getting
on this list.
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