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Vol. 2020 Issue No. 1        JANUARY 2020                Published Monthly

Congratulations to the following who were elected to the 2020 Board of Trustees. President:        
Jim Boggs                  Trustees at Large
Vice Pres:        Judy Blankenship          Jim Arcaro              Mary Lemaster                         
Secretary:      Ninetta Hawkins        Betty Beery              Donnie Moore
Treasurer:        Liz Gitzinger                Carolyn Freeman                     
Thanks to all (71) who turned out to vote and to Alma French for serving as the Nominating Chair.
Also, thanks to Lynn & Lou Brown and Tracy Kiser for assisting. Special thanks go to all who ran
for a board position; your willingness to serve is appreciated!

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!

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
February 5. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only; call 937-233-9999 beginning
January 2. It is important that you provide a good phone number and notify the center if your
number changes. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out
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.

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, January 6. 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!

Home History
Pat Stephens, from the Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society, will present interesting
information on how Huber Heights first became a township, then a city, and how the historical
society started and has grown. Join this dynamic speaker at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 31, for
this “close to home” presentation. Texas Roadhouse will provide its delicious salad and rolls with
cinnamon butter and Cypress Pointe will provide chicken tenders. Members may obtain free
tickets January 9-23; two tickets per member (both tickets for members). Non-members may
obtain tickets beginning January 21 if any remain.

The next screening day will be Thursday, January 9. Please call 937-233-9999 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.  
Did you know that people age 50 and over that have a hearing loss are 30% more likely to
experience a fall, 40% more likely to be depressed, and 50% more likely to develop dementia
(Consumer Reports).
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 937-233-9999 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 January 31. Order Tuesday, January 21st lunch, by noon on January 17.

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: January 14, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
Huber Heights.

A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Gertha Coleman        Susan Current                
Ken Peters                Cheryl Keith
Membership: 712 as of December 16
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.

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.

What Would You Do Until EMS Arrives?
Your sense of time can be distorted when stressed during an emergency and two minutes can
feel like twenty minutes while waiting for EMS to arrive! The Huber Heights Fire Division
Community Outreach Team will present information on what to do and how to cope while waiting
for help. This very relevant presentation is open to the community and will be held at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 15. While not required, please call the center or sign the clipboard if you
plan to attend.

Heartland Insurance Group will conduct bingo at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 13. Small prizes will
be awarded to winners. Please call or register in person January 3-10; seating limited to 35
members. You may register for yourself and one other member. If you need to cancel, please call
so someone from the waiting list can attend. Note that the phone line may be busy due to people
making tax appointments.
Next mini bingo date will be February 10; consider coming to book group in the morning and bingo
in the afternoon! Registration for February 10th mini bingo will begin January 21.
Activity changes: bridge in back room.

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.
Review & Update:
Please review your application when renewing to make sure information is current, such as
address, phone number, e-mail, and a current phone number for your emergency contact. If there
is anything you would want paramedics to know in case you were unable to communicate,
consider listing that. Also, a frequent question that emergency dispatchers ask is if you are on
blood thinners so you may want to indicate that as well.

The next Tai Chi session will be open to current students only and offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays
starting February 1. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration
begins on January 17. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is held. It may
be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors before registering.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise and taught by Sue and Bill McCabe from TAMA Martial Arts
and may help to improve your flexibility, balance, focus, and strength.

Project One Hope is a community outreach supported by multiple churches in Huber Heights to
provide a free dinner to the community. For the most current information and to check for
cancellations, visit or call 937-236-8029.
Jan. 15:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 5:30-7, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 937-233-1503
Jan. 28:  Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd., 5-6:30, 937-236-5970

Center News
Disclaimer:  The Huber Heights Senior Center and the City of Huber Heights do not endorse any products,
services, or claims presented in this website or newsletter or at the Senior Center.  Opinions expressed in this
website or newsletter are not necessarily that of the Huber Heights Senior Center or the City of Huber Heights.
Members/readers should seek independent expert advice before making any financial or health decisions.  
Members/readers involved in physical activities such as exercise are reminded to participate at their own pace
and risk and contact a licensed physician prior to engaging in strenuous or potentially strenuous activity.
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