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Vol. 2017 Issue No. 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 Published Monthly
BANJO & MORE
To recognize and celebrate Grandparents Day, the senior center is offering a fun afternoon with
live entertainment, apple pie, and ice cream at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. You will
enjoy music and entertaining stories by Glenn Parks. Pie and ice cream will be provided by
MediGold who is sponsoring the entertainment as well. All members are welcome to attend. Please
sign the clipboard at the desk or call (not required but appreciated) to help us prepare seating and
make sure there is enough yummy dessert.
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 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 Monday, September 11. Please call the center
or sign the clipboard, if possible, to help us prepare seating.
Activity change: bridge in back room, pinochle in lounge.
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
September 6 - 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.
Free tickets (two per member) will be available September 18 for the penny auction; seating limit of
30 members. The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor this popular event at 1:30 p.m. on Monday,
October 16. Tickets go fast so get yours soon!
Activity change: bridge cancelled.
Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine here from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September
27, for adults age 18 and up. Call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Walk-ins may be seen but
should not arrive before 2:45 p.m. Cost is $20 if your insurance does not cover it; bring insurance
card to appointment. You will be seated and directed when it is your turn. To reduce waiting time,
please do not arrive much before your appointment time. If you prefer, you can obtain the
registration form early and have it already filled out when you come in for your appointment; see the
receptionist for the form.
While you are here for your shot, you can enjoy refreshments provided by Compassus Hospice.
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 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 starting
September 25 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.
The senior center will close on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.
Please order lunch for Tuesday, September 5, by noon the Friday before.
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.
1st Thursday, 1 p.m. (Sept. 7) with Hillary Ricoma
3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 18) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting September 8.
Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registering. Open to current
students only and their spouses; new students may be able to register in the spring. The class has
grown so much that more time is needed for the current students before opening it up again to
beginners. 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. There has been a small price increase: polo shirts
now 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.
*If you have one or more transportation providers, please let them know not to park in front of the
door and leave their car unattended to come in and wait for you. A quick trip to escort you inside or
to help you when you are ready to leave is acceptable but leaving the car unattended could
become an issue if an ambulance or fire truck needed to come here.
*If you have new get well cards to donate to the senior center, please drop off at the desk. Also, the
center can always use soap in pump dispensers for the restrooms, back room, and kitchen.
*Chairs in the back room no longer need to propped up along the wall. Blue chairs only should be
mounted on the newly installed wall racks with five chairs on each rack and the metal side of the
seat facing outward (total of 20 chairs). Chairs in the portable cart are limited to 10 with the blue
seat cushion facing the cart handle so they will all fit. The chairs at the tables should be the older
chairs with beige seats. Please take the time to put chairs away correctly so they all fit and do not
end up falling on the floor; thank you.
*The annual fire department open house will be from 11-2 on Sunday, October 1.
*The carpet will be cleaned over the Labor Day weekend so items may be out of place when you
arrive Tuesday morning on September 5.
*The Family Fall Fest will be held on September 30 and October 1 in the Huber Heights Center on
*Hospice of Dayton accepts Blankets of Love if you are interested in knitting or crocheting blankets
(no fringe) that measure 38”x 42”or making granny squares only. You may take them to the facility
or contact member, Netta Hawkins, at 938-5957.
*Please keep only the silver tables on the wood section in the big room and not the darker gray
tables. There should be six tables with a total of 30 chairs in this space.
*Protecting Seniors Forum Against Fraud, ID Theft, and Scams will be held at the Charles Lathrem
Senior Center from 3-6 p.m. on September 19. This free event is sponsored by MediGold in
partnership with Kettering Health System. To make a reservation, call 1-800-888-8362. Participating
agencies include Ohio Attorney General Office, Social Security Administration, Legal Aid of Western
Ohio, OSHIIP, Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission, and others. Also, learn about the
new Medicare cards that will replace your existing card with a unique ID number. Light refreshments.
Lt. John Russell with the Huber Heights Fire Division will teach a Community CPR class at the senior
center. A minimum of six is required for the class to be offered with a max of 14. Cost is $5 to cover
the certification card that is good for two years. Class will be held on Wednesday, September 6,
from 1- 4:30 p.m. Please register by September 4.
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, visit www.fcchh.org or call
Sept. 14: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Sept. 20: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
Sept. 23: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Sept. 26: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Sept. 29: Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30
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