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Vol. 2020 Issue No. 2 FEBRUARY 2020 Published Monthly
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. Please call if
you need to cancel so others have an opportunity to make an appointment. It is important that you
provide a good phone number and notify the center if your number changes. Please arrive 15
minutes before your appointment to fill out the form if you did not pick one up at the desk to
complete in advance.
If you are 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.
*Documents for all sources of 2019 income (all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA
Social Security, unemployment & disability income, interest, dividends, stocks,
*Forms 1095-A from the Marketplace if claiming Premium Tax Credit for medical
*Medical/Rx expense and property tax information.
*If itemizing deductions, expense information is needed (medical and Rx, property taxes,
mortgage interest, charitable contributions).
*Copy of last year’s 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!).
*Proof of medical insurance.
Your tax return may not be prepared if required documents are not submitted.
Weather Procedure: if the Huber Heights Schools close for bad weather, the center will close. You
will be called that day and rescheduled for the next available Tuesday so please leave Tuesdays
open, just in case. If contacting you was unsuccessful, please call the center early the next day.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON
There will be live entertainment while you enjoy a box lunch from StoryPoint at 11:30 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 18. Bob Ford has performed here before and will offer Irish music and stories
to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Members may obtain free tickets beginning February 18, non-
members March 9. Last day to register is March 12.
Seating will start at approximately 11 a.m.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, February 13. 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.
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
Note: no lunch January 31. Order Tuesday, Jan. 21st lunch, by noon on January 17.
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: February 11, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Jerry Harkenrider Nancy Jerkes Teresa Riddlebarger
Judy Smith Ronald Smith Sharon Hill
Iris Gardner Evelyn Taylor Sandra Ploutz
Brian Knaier Margaret Suhr John Fritz
Carol Fritz Lance James Raye Artz
Fran Geiger Margie Kessell Lizzie Brown (name correction)
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.
Supportive Care for Cancer
Dr. Ron Fletcher will offer information focusing on supportive care for cancer patients dealing with
pain, nutrition, nausea, and other symptoms as well as touch on the new medical marijuana
medicine to help with cancer side effects. So much can be done now to help patients and Dr.
Fletcher will provide insight into various issues.
Dr. Fletcher is retired from practice and served as a medical oncologist for over 40 years. He is a
former Director of the Ohio Department of Health, board member of the World Health Organization
American advocacy organization, medical school faculty at Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical
College, Ohio State, and Wright State, visiting faculty University of Pecs (Hungary) and Christian
International University Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, involved in
pharmaceutical research and developments and medical affairs, and produced multiple
publications and lectures regarding cancer and other medical disorders.
In addition, Ron is a member of the senior center and a Tai Chi student. You can learn from the
doctor’s expertise at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. While not required, please sign the
clipboard or call if you plan on attending. Open to the community.
Heartland Insurance Group will conduct bingo at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 10. Small prizes will
be awarded to winners. Please call or register in person by February 6; 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.
The next mini-bingo will be held March 9; registration is February 18 - March 5.
Activity changes: bridge in back room.
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail. Dues
remain at $20 per person; please renew soon to continue participating in activities and to receive
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, 10-digit 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 senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not delays.
*TV (may appear as late as 8:30 or changes from delay to closing may occur later on. Do not
assume the first time you see the listing that it is the final decision; keep checking and refer to
more than one channel).
*Call senior center recording at 937-237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when possible)
TAI CHI CLASS
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.
Note: if Tai Chi class is cancelled due to weather closing, it will be made up on the following
Monday at 11:15 a.m.
The senior center will be closed on February 17 for Presidents’ Day.
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