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Vol. 2017 Issue No. 8 AUGUST 2017 Published Monthly
SUMMER DAZE SOCIAL
Beat the heat and relax at the senior center social on Saturday, August 19. Feel free to wear
shorts, flip flops, sun hats, sundresses, or other comfortable and casual clothes to this very informal
event. The buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and will be catered by Rob’s. The menu
includes summertime foods with BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, fruit, rolls, cookies,
and brownies. Tickets cost $12 per person and will be sold through August 8. Non-members may
purchase tickets beginning August 3 if any remain. Entertainment will feature singer, Jody Anderson.
TWO CENTERS MIXER
“Good Old Country Fair”
Members from the Huber Heights and Vandalia Senior Centers are invited to mix and mingle while
enjoying live entertainment and refreshments at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25, at the Vandalia Senior
Center. Next year, the plan is to hold this event at the Huber Heights Senior Center. This mixer
replaces the corn hole tournament that was held for years. The sponsor carrying on the tradition of
our two centers getting together continues to be Pam Hall with Friendship Village. Members from
each center will be seated together at the same table to make it easier to meet. Each center will
register its own members with a limit of 40 per center. Huber Heights will issue free tickets August 1-
22 for members. The theme for the event is a Country Fair with clowns, cotton candy, peanuts,
popcorn, guess your age game, prizes, and live entertainment with Magician Tom Bemmes. Bring
your best vegetables for country fair judging. This will be a day to make you smile while
remembering the good old country fairs!
LUNCH & LEARN
Common Foot Disorders & Treatment Options
The senior center will hold a Lunch & Learn, sponsored by Cypress Pointe, at 12:30 p.m. on
Monday, August 28. Free tickets will be available to members August 3 -23. Seating limit of 60. Non-
members may register beginning August 22 if any tickets remain.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, a majority of Americans will travel 75,000
miles on their feet by the age of 50. That’s an amazing 1500 miles per year! Keeping your feet
healthy is one way to remain mobile during the aging process. But what happens when the shoe
doesn’t fit - or the toenail hurts, the arch cramps, and the heel aches? Join Dr. Gregory Barbour,
podiatrist with Premier Orthopedics, to learn about common foot disorders and when to seek
Dr. Barbour is a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Samaritan North Surgery Center.
He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Podiatric Medical
Association, and the Midwest Podiatric Academy. Dr. Barbour sees patients in Centerville and
Huber Heights offices.
Activity cancellations: bridge, Tai Chi, 10 a.m. exercise.
PRESENTATION & DEMO
Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant
department at Knollwood Garden Center, will provide information on caring for succulents which are
popular since they are similar to cacti but do not have thorns. In addition, she will demonstrate how
to plant a cactus without getting stabbed! Join Barb at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, at the
senior center. Registration starts August 2. Seating is limited. Phone calls accepted with priority
given to those waiting at the desk.
Myths & Facts of Hospice & Pain Meds
Join Carrie Shapiro with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for an interactive discussion and game of Bells &
Whistles that focuses on the Myths and Facts Surrounding Hospice as well as Myths and Facts
About Pain Medication. Join a team, ring the bell, blow the whistle on myths, learn the facts, have
some snacks, and maybe win a prize at that! Bring a friend to learn, have your questions answered,
and have a little fun along the way. The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August
9. Please sign the clipboard or call the center if you can to help us prepare seating and snacks.
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. Drop
in on the 1st Thursday at 1 p.m. (Aug. 3) to see Hillary Ricoma. The
3rd Monday slot with Marina will resume in September.
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 registration begins August 11.
Open to members only. 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.
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
August Menu (only entrées listed; subject to change)
1: Spaghetti with meat sauce or Fettuccini Alfredo, 2: Chicken Monterey or Mild Italian link, 4:
Turkey smoked sausage or Meatloaf, 8: Cheeseburger macaroni or Spaghetti with meat sauce, 9:
Italian chicken or BBQ meatballs, 11: Broiled chicken or Swiss steak, 15: Hamburger pattie or
Sloppy joe, 16: Hot dog or Turkey smoked sausage, 18: Mild Italian link or Fajita chicken, 22:
Cabbage roll or Chicken parmesan, 23: Pepper steak or Italian chicken, 25: Country fried steak, 29:
Pinto beans or chicken nuggets, 30: Shredded BBQ chicken or hamburger.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
A new eight-week session will begin August 17. Cost is $15 and due when registering. Open to
senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays. 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 the class interesting and fun.
BANJO & MORE
To recognize and celebrate Grandparents Day that was September 10, 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 this event in full. All members are welcome to attend.
Please sign the clipboard at the desk or call (not required but appreciated) starting August 22 to
help us prepare seating and make sure there is enough dessert.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Toya White Martha Kurzynowski Patrick Coffey
Trina Cline Darlene Slusser Ronnie Slusser
Caroline Good David Baker Carol Baker
Irma Low Lionel Caldwell Sandra Caldwell
Membership: 657 as of July 17
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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.
*The senior center will begin sending out cards for very special occasions such as 50th, 60th, 70th
wedding anniversaries, milestone birthdays of 90, 95, 100. Please submit details at the desk after
checking with the person first for approval to share the happy news.
If you are interested in serving as the Nominating Committee Chair for this year or the Parade
Committee Chair for next year, please contact president, Jim Boggs, at 572-0727.
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
Students have been so pleased with this class that the senior center is providing a site for another
course. This nationally recognized program was developed at Boston University and emphasizes
practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. Those who have fallen, find
themselves avoiding activities because they are afraid of falling, or are interested in improving
balance, flexibility, and strength may benefit from this interactive program. People who develop a
fear of falling often limit their activities which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of
falling even greater.
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered beginning
September 1. Class will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays and taught by a trained coach. It is open
to seniors age 60 and up who are able to problem solve, ambulatory or in a wheelchair, and to
those who are younger and disabled. Class consists of lecture, discussion, class participation in
exercises (not strenuous) that are custom tailored to the class (starts week 3), demonstrations such
as how to get up from a fall, and more! Students will receive a workbook and also a certificate
based on how many classes are attended. Healthy snacks will be provided. Registration will begin
August 2 and continue through the second class; limited to 12. Phone calls accepted; open to the
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