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Vol. 2017 Issue No. 11 NOVEMBER 2017 Published Monthly
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it all
at the Thanksgiving social on Friday, November 17. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner
catered by Christy’s. The menu will include roast turkey, Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes and
gravy, winter blend vegetables, Waldorf salad, Dutch apple and pumpkin pie. The buffet will be
open until 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will be sold through November 6. Guest ticket sales begin
November 1. Entertainment will feature Double Play.
Springfield Masonic Community
You will enjoy a delightful afternoon with a tour and lunch at the Masonic Community in Springfield
on Monday, November 13. A total of 30 may attend. The agency vehicle can transport 26 people or
you may drive yourself but all must register with the receptionist by November 7; phone calls
accepted. Let the receptionist know if you need to ride the bus. You will depart from the senior
center at 10:30 a.m. Return time is approximately 1:30 p.m. If you drive, go to the Festival Green
Clubhouse; map is available for viewing.
The Masonic Community offers independent and assisted living, skilled care, memory care,
rehabilitation, and more.
Christmas Candy Jar
A fun and useful craft project will be offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on Monday,
November 6. You can make a Christmas candy jar, complete with candy! Please see the photo of
the candy jar on the bulletin board. Last day to sign up is November 1; seating is limited to 10.
Phone calls accepted.
Interim Home Health provides PT, OT, and Nursing Care as well as help with some daily chores.
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class (formerly Driver Safety Class)
from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, November 6. Many insurance companies offer a premium discount;
check with your company; if no discount, this is still a good refresher! Cost is $15 for AARP
members who bring their member number or $20 for non-members (checks or cash,); pay the
instructor on arrival. Driver’s license is required for each participant. To register, call 233-9999 or
see the receptionist by November 2. Open to the community. Refreshments provided by StoryPoint.
Activity Cancellations: no bridge, no Tai Chi practice.
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.
3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Nov. 20) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
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. Note:
no Golden Qi on Nov. 24.
The next Tai Chi class will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting November 3.
Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registering. Note: class will be held
at the martial arts center on November 10, 17, no class November 24 and December 22. This
session is open to current students only. The class has grown so much that more time is needed to
ensure that all students receive personal instruction and attention. Tai Chi will be open for new
beginners in the spring session. 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.
VOTE FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
You may vote for the 2018 Board of Trustees in person from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either
Thursday, November 30, or Friday, December 1. It is suggested to bring your membership card. A
display of candidates’ photos and biographies is in the great room.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 and 29.
General Membership: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3. Open to all members.
Agenda: nominations from floor for 2018 Board of Trustees, introduction of candidates.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 7.
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.
2nd Tuesday: Nov. 14, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
*Thanks to September newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Betty Goard, Ruth Krupp, Milvi
Wilson, JoAnne Weese, Sonnie Clifton, Richard Connor.
*Thanks to Art Couturier for picking up the calendars from the Area Agency on Aging.
*Special thanks go to Hillary Ricoma and Marina Dodaro for volunteering for Tech Tips and Debbie
Marchi, OSHIIP volunteer, for coming here to help people enroll in health care plans.
*Thanks to all who help move tables and chairs to set up for the following activity or put the tables
back afterwards. Your help is very much appreciated.
*35 people received flu shots from Clark’s Pharmacy at the senior center; thanks to Bobbi Markley
for handling registration and to Compassus Hospice for the refreshments.
*A big thanks goes to MediGold for the goody bags for the Oct. 8 Maine trip.
*Thanks to Margie Boughter, Alma French, Wanda Jamison, Jan Malone, and Kris Williamson for
donating a unique pumpkin that they created with 10 bags of candy corn!
*Very special thanks go to the OSHIIP representatives/volunteers for providing a Medicare Check-
Up Day here.
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, (date change) to discuss The Two-
Family House by Lynda Cohen Longman. A summary of the book is posted on the bulletin board.
Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library. New participants are always welcome!
Register for New Semester
A new Sinclair College instructor and exercise program is now available at the senior center. Stacey
Luneke has introduced new exercises and a new approach to the class routine. Class attendance
has increased but is still a nice size to be able to visit and get to know your fellow students. Classes
are no longer restricted to age 60 and up; you only 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. First day of class for the spring semester is January 8. Sinclair will be
at the senior center from 8:45-11 a.m. on Monday, November 27, to register you for the spring
Senior center members may join an exercise 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
the semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less than
$1 per class.
If you are 60 and older, there is no additional $20 Sinclair enrollment fee. If younger and you have
never registered with Sinclair before, there will be a one-time additional $20 fee. If you were a
previous student but it was more than two years ago, you will need to update the application but the
fee is waived.
There is one day per semester when Sinclair comes here to conduct registration to make it
convenient for you. If you miss this opportunity, you can register at any Sinclair Learning Center
including the one next to the YMCA or online. The course number is PED 6201/901 for the
Mon/Wed. 9 a.m. class or PED 6201/902 for the Mon/Wed. 10 a.m. class.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, November 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 currently being offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will be
Thanksgiving Lunch Nov. 22: make reservation by noon on Monday, November 13; no exceptions
so make sure you call in time. Menu: chicken/gravy, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed vegetables,
fresh fruit, roll/milk, pumpkin pie w/topping, cranberry sauce.
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
~ Richard Wagner
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