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Vol. 2019 Issue No. 10 OCTOBER 2019 Published Monthly
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 by appointment only on Tuesday,
October 22, at the senior center. You will receive help comparing, reviewing and enrolling in the
best plan that meets your unique needs. Call the senior center at 233-9999 to make an
appointment; open to the community. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call the
center as soon as possible.
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 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.
Activity cancellation: carving
Here is your chance to enjoy Halloween again by wearing a mask, hat, or full costume to the
Masquerade Party at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Prizes will be awarded for the best
costumes, and lunch and entertainment will enhance the event. Last year’s costume participation
was fantastic with most members wearing a costume of some kind. It can be something very
simple like a hat, wig, or one that is homemade or “store-bought”; just have fun getting into the
Free tickets (2 per member) will be issued October 1 -25. If space is available, tickets for guests
can be obtained October 23. This spooktacular event is sponsored by Courtney Koverman with
Dayspring. Seating will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Activity cancellations: exercise, congregate lunch.
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 9. 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 to register. Open to the community.
The social is a fun way to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on
Saturday, October 19, (note: incorrect day was listed in Sept. issue) with dinner catered by Christy’
s and will include beef stroganoff, Christy’s chicken, parsley potatoes, California blend
vegetables, pumpkin and Dutch apple pie. The buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Tickets
cost $13 (two tickets per member and for members only) and will be sold through October 9.
Guest tickets may be purchased starting October 4 if any remain. Entertainment will feature banjo
player, Glenn Parks, performing gospel, Dixieland, ragtime, and more along with jokes and
stories. Glen was a 2012 Banjo Hall of Fame Inductee. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Drop in to learn and play Wii bowling when Heartland Insurance Group is here to conduct this fun
activity. While you wait your turn to play, you can enjoy donuts and visit with other players. This
month, it will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 7. You can either stand or sit while playing
the game and no previous bowling experience is required! Future dates will be November 4 and
December 2 from 9:30-11 a.m.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, October 10. 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 October 30.
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it
all at the Thanksgiving social on Friday, November 15. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner
catered by Rob’s. The menu will include turkey and dressing, roast beef, Waldorf salad, mashed
potatoes and gravy, rolls, pumpkin and apple pie. The buffet will be open until 6:15 p.m. Tickets
are $13 and will be sold October 10 - November 5. Guest ticket sales begin November 1.
Entertainment will feature Edde Osborne on the saxophone. He performed here previously for a
daytime event and was a big hit.
Now is a good time to encourage friends, family, neighbors, and new residents to join the senior
center. Those who have never been members before can join for only $5 from October -
December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2020.
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: October 8, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday,
November 4. 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 October 2 - 30.
Open to the community. Seating limited. Refreshments provided by Wright Nursing and Rehab
Schedule Changes: no bridge, no Tai Chi practice.
HALLOWEEN CANDY COLLECTION
If you would like to donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the fire department to distribute
on Beggar’s Night, please place it in the box at the senior center by October 29. Last year, there
was a great response so let’s keep it up! Each year, the center collects candy to help make trick-
or-treating fun and safe for the children in Huber Heights.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Fern Babcock William Babcock Ruth Farley
Rebecca Powell Gary Powell Delores Barbour
Membership: 671 as of Sept. 18
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on Thursday,
October 31, and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible.
Please note that this is not a computer class. Notary service is available as well. Thanks to Marina
Dodaro for providing this service.
Holiday Smart Energy Living
Interested in saving money this holiday season? Learn energy-saving tips so you can spend less
on utility bills and more on gift-giving this year. The Ohio Consumer Council will discuss why utility
bills rise during the holidays (more cooking/baking, holiday lights, house lights on longer in the
winter, etc.) and how to make no-cost or low-cost changes around the house. Hear about the
benefits of Energy Star appliances, energy efficient light bulbs, programmable thermostats, and
how simple changes can equal lower utility bills. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 23. 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 to register. Open to the
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
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