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Vol. 2018 Issue No. 10 OCTOBER 2018 Published Monthly
Here is your chance to enjoy Halloween again by wearing a mask, hat, or full costume to the
Masquerade Party at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Masks will be provided only to those
without a costume so that everyone is wearing something to make this colorful, festive, and fun.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Lunch and live entertainment will enhance the
event. The participation was fantastic at previous Halloween parties with most members wearing a
costume of some kind. It can be something very simple like a hat, wig, or one that is homemade or
“store-bought”; just have fun getting into the “spirit”.
Free tickets (4 per member) will be issued October 2 -29. If space is available, tickets for guests
can be obtained October 25. This spooktacular event is sponsored by Courtney Koverman with
Dayspring and Lori Bocook with Elmcroft. Seating will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Activity cancellations: exercise, congregate lunch.
PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101
To help you prepare for open enrollment that runs October 15 through December 7, 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 10. 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.
The social is a fun way to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on
Friday, October 19, with dinner catered by Rob’s and will include baked ham, fried chicken,
scalloped potatoes, green beans, broccoli raisin salad, rolls, assorted cream pies. The buffet will
be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through October 9. Guest tickets
may be purchased starting October 4 if any remain. Entertainment will feature a variety of music
on guitar and piano with the singing talents of the Happy Hour Duo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
FALL FUN LUNCHEON
At least four, and possibly more, facilities will provide a fun time for 60 senior center members on
Wednesday, October 17. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and you will be able to visit each
“booth” to obtain your fall theme lunch items, enter door prize drawings, visit with the
representatives, and enjoy live music by Mark Babb, banjo player. Members can obtain a free
ticket through October 9. Open to non-members October 15 if tickets remain.
Many thanks go to Becky Baker with Friends Care Community in Yellow Springs for coordinating
this event. In addition to Friends Care, other facilities that have committed so far are Elmcroft, The
Laurels, and Interim Home Care.
Activity cancellations: congregate lunch, 10 a.m. exercise class.
SPECIAL SENIOR AWARD
Bill and Sue McCabe
The Board of Trustees presented members, Bill and Sue McCabe, with the Special Senior Award
on September 7 in the presence of the Golden Qi class. The McCabes volunteer to teach Tai Chi,
Golden Qi (chair chi), meditation, and represented the senior center in the parade along with their
students, impressing the spectators with a Tai Chi fan routine, and they also represented the
senior center on Fox 45 News. The McCabes volunteer their services here as well as at The
Landings (previously Lane Park) and the senior center benefits greatly from their membership
and dedicated service.
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 TUESDAY, 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. Call the senior center at
233-9999 starting September 27 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.
Around the World in Ohio
Instructor, Kathy Hayes, from Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning, will discuss “Around the World
in Ohio” on Monday, October 1, at the senior center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how some Ohio
towns, such as Moscow, Dublin, Sidney, Troy, and others got their names. Open to adults in the
community. Seating is limited to 30. Call Sinclair College at 512-2372 to register; course
Activity change: pinochle set-up time approx. 11:30.
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.
Tuesday: October 9, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber
A Sinclair College instructor offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety of
music. You need to be a member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to
participate. Class is held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Senior center members may join a 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 that
semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less than $1
per class. The fall semester began August 20. For registration information, please call the
program coordinator at the senior center.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9.
Agenda: nominations from the floor for 2019 Board of Trustees and introduction of candidates.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, October 11. 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.
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it
all at the Thanksgiving social on Friday, November 16. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner
catered by Christy’s. The menu will include roast turkey, baked ham, whipped potatoes and gravy,
green bean casserole, Dutch apple and pumpkin pie. The buffet will be open until 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and will be sold October 10 - November 6. Guest ticket sales begin November 1.
Entertainment will feature Finton/Collins, a favorite of the senior center.
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
Note: no lunch on October 17, 31.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Patsy Honeycutt Diana Hunsbarger Richard Haines
Membership: 667 as of September 13
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 2019.
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