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Vol. 2019 Issue No. 5 MAY 2019 Published Monthly
MEET & GREET
In order to focus on our new members and keep the event small enough to promote
mingling, a breakfast Meet & Greet will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3, for new
members only. This includes: first-time members who join this year by April 23 and those
who joined October -December of 2018 and renew this year by April 23. Free tickets will be issued
through April 23 for those who can make a firm commitment to attend. It would be very helpful to
notify the desk by April 25 if you need to cancel; thank you.
The Meet & Greet is a wonderful opportunity to meet others and learn more about the senior
center. If you did not receive a phone call extending a personal invitation, please call Pat Lokai at
Activity cancellations: chair chi, congregate lunch
BINGO BASH SOCIAL
Dinner will be catered by Christopher’s in Kettering and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17.
Bingo will follow at approximately 7 p.m. Each participant will be issued two bingo cards (no
charge, no choice of cards) and the Board approved $150 in prize money! This casual gathering
is relaxed and fun. If you do not play bingo, you can come for dinner and visit before the game
The menu includes grilled marinated chicken, cabbage rolls, marinara and sauerkraut on the side,
mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, roll, cheesecake squares, brownies, and assorted
Tickets cost $13 and will be sold through May 9. Guest tickets may be purchased beginning May
7 if any remain.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Seating: since this is a social, seating is not the same as regular
Tuesday bingo; please do not expect to sit in your usual bingo location.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES DAY
Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney
You will be able to complete a living will and health care power of attorney at the senior center on
Wednesday, May 15, courtesy of Lovett Law Office. The paralegal team will complete and notarize
your paperwork and you will receive the original document the same day. You can then make your
own copies for your family and doctor. Bring with you the name, address, and phone number of
any people you want listed on the documents. If you prefer, you can take the completed
documents home and have them notarized elsewhere. In addition, a free consult with the attorney
will be offered to attendees. Beginning at 1 p.m., the presenter, Elizabeth Durnell-Maier, will
answer questions and provide information about the Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills,
Financial Power of Attorney, Wills, Probate and three reasons to avoid it, Long Term Care
options, Medicaid and Medicaid planning, and VA Benefit Aid and Attendance.
In order to know how many paralegals to provide, please sign the clipboard by May 9 or call 233-
9999. Open to seniors in the community. Please call if you need to cancel. Many thanks are
extended to Mr. George Lovett for providing this important and generous service.
The Landings of Huber Heights is extending a friendly gesture and providing lunch at the senior
center at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10. You will enjoy fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, and
dessert. You can relax and take your time to visit with friends and Shelly from The Landings while
you enjoy this complimentary lunch. You can obtain free tickets (4 per member) through May 6.
Seating limit of 80.
Activity cancellations: no congregate lunch, chair chi, Tai Chi.
Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special
~ Catherine Pulsifer
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
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start May 16 for both the beginner and
intermediate class. Cost is $20 and due when registration begins April 18. Please note that
refunds are not issued once the first class is held.
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 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.
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: May 14, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber
A friendly, informal trivia game is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (May 10 at 1:
30). Chris from The Laurels conducts this intriguing and fun game and provides prizes. All you
bring is a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and women. Note: time
changed to 1:30 for May only.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, May 9. 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 on May 3, 10, 24.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Randy Abshire Thomas Otoski Donna Griffith
Jeanne Manovich Henry Richards Kathy Richards
Dale True Bonnie Jones Sandra Stafford
Wilma Inman Jimmy Turk Winona Moss
Membership: 620 as of April 15
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
Open to Beginners
A new Tai Chi class for current and beginner students (members only) will be offered at 1:30 p.m.
on Fridays starting May 24. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when
registering. 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. The next time a new
class will be offered for beginners will be December 6.
Note: no class on May 10, May 17, July 19.
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.
Golden Qi (chair chi) is offered to members 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 Qi is beneficial for those in
wheelchairs, with balance issues, and is a form of exercise for people who cannot exercise while
standing. Note: no class on May 3, 10.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29.
This year’s celebration to recognize and honor senior citizens is Friday, May 24, at the
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Road in Dayton. Vendors, entertainment,
prizes, and lunch will be provided. Doors open at 9:30 for ticket holders with the program at 11 a.
m. and lunch at noon. Tickets cost $3 (limit 4 per person) and may be purchased at the desk;
exact change please. If you buy more than one ticket, please provide each person’s name.
Purchase tickets by May 9; if none are left at the senior center, you can call Senior Resource
Connection at 542-8816.
With input from the Huber Heights Fire Division, the best available refuge areas in the building
have been identified when shelter is needed from a tornado or other severe weather. Color
diagrams are posted throughout the building indicating the best, better, poor, and danger areas.
It may be beneficial for you to study this diagram and note that the green areas reflect the best
options with red showing the worst areas.
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