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Vol. 2018 Issue No. 6 JUNE 2018 Published Monthly
LUNCH & LEARN
More Capable Than We Think
Dr. Mike Pignatiello, Ph.D, clinical psychologist and director of Gem City Psych Consults, will
present Memory Keys for Seniors and share valuable insights, direction, and services with you
and/or caregivers. Knowing more about how memory actually works greatly allows seniors to
better access their skills and to use their strengths and capabilities – enhancing daily functioning
and caregiver interactions, improving quality of life, and reducing frustration/behaviors.
Please join Dr. Mike at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6. Free tickets (up to four) will be
available through May 29.
This event is sponsored in full by StoryPoint, a senior living facility offering independent living,
assisted living, and memory care in Troy, Ohio.
Activity cancellations: congregate lunch, 10 a.m. exercise (may attend 9 a.m.)
Silent Auction & Bake Sale
The senior center will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. A fundraiser
has not been held here since 2012 so let’s get off to a good start! Bring your friends, family,
grandkids, and neighbors so they can enjoy this event and also check out the senior center.
This event will be held in the back room and you can purchase baked goods and bid on the silent
auction items if you see something you want for yourself or to give as a gift. Silent auction items
will be on display ahead of time starting June 8 so you can view them or start bidding then. If you
want, you can return later to write in a higher bid. The final day to bid is June 12. The highest
bidders will be contacted and possibly also announced at the end of bingo if the timing works out.
Silent auction donations are needed of desirable new or “just like new” gently used items (no
clothing or garage sale type items). There will be new items donated by some senior living/nursing
homes but many more will be needed from the members.
Bake sale goods (homemade only) are also needed. Please sign the sign-up sheet and indicate
what you will bring. If you make a cake, it will be cut and packaged in individual containers since
whole cakes do not sell well. If you bake brownies or similar items, please cut them ahead of time.
There is a sign-up sheet on the desk for volunteers, baked goods, and silent auction items. If you
cannot get to the center to sign up, call the desk and ask the receptionist to write it down for you.
Please bring in silent auction items by June 7. Contact Margie at 545-5107 or Jan at 235-5521 if
you have any questions about the items you wish to donate. Baked goods can be brought to the
center on Monday, June 11, from 2-3 p.m. or Tuesday, June 12, from 9 - 9:30 a.m. Thanks to
everyone who donates items and/or time to make this event fun and successful!
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
Students from the previous balance class were very pleased with what they learned so the senior
center is providing a site for another course. This nationally recognized program, A Matter of
Balance, was developed at the Roybal Center 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
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered at our
senior center beginning June 1. Class will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday and taught by a trained
coach (no class June 8). 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..
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
THE PARADE IS COMING!
If you are interested in helping prepare the float for the July 4th parade, please contact Judy
Blankenship at 233-9391 soon. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. A sign-up
sheet will be at the desk for those who would like to walk or carry a flag in the parade. If you need
a ride back to your car after the parade, please call Judy before signing up. The parade is
approximately 1.5 miles long on Brandt Pike and ends at Nebraska Avenue. Those walking will
need to report earlier and will be notified with the details.
Candy Collection: a huge amount of candy is needed to hand out to parade spectators; donations
of bags of individually wrapped candy (no chocolate or kinds that melt easily) would be
appreciated. The candy box will be on the counter until June 28; thank you for any donations that
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: June 5, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber
The Ohio Consumers Council will present information on a variety of energy topics including
scams, ways to save money on your bill, vampire power, and more at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June
20. Registration is not required but, if you can, please sign the clipboard at the desk or call the
center to help us prepare seating. Open to the community.
*Thanks to May newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Milvi Wilson, Patty Jessee, Lorna
Combs, Loretta Cooper, Lou Brown, Ruth Krupp, Debbie Lykins, Joel Wells, Richard Conner.
*Thanks to Bruce Enix for devising a new method of hanging photo frames on the board and then
*The tax volunteers saw 756 clients at the senior center and prepared 1,358 returns. Thanks to
Lucy, Ralph, Bob, Vivian, Andre, Mary, Nancy and to the receptionists for making this service
*Senior center members, Bill and Sue McCabe, received their National Chair Chi Instructor
certifications from both the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and the
National Association for Activity Professionals. Bill and Sue teach Tai Chi and Golden Qi (chair
chi) at our senior center. Congratulations to the McCabes on this achievement!
*60 tickets were issued for the lunch & learn on hips by Dr. Jerele. Thanks to everyone who
helped set up and clean up. Cypress Pointe provided a great lunch from Lee’s.
*Thanks to all who call when they need to cancel attending an event/class so others on the wait
list have a chance to participate.
Stacey Luneke, from Sinclair College, offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a
variety of music. You 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.
Senior center members may join a 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. The summer semester began May 14.
If you are 60 and older, there is no additional $20 Sinclair enrollment fee. If younger and never
registered with Sinclair before, there will be a one-time additional $20 fee. If registered previously
but it was more than two years ago, you may 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 either register at any Sinclair Learning
Center including the one next to the YMCA or online or see Pat to fill out the form. 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.
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!
~ George Elliston
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, June 14. 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
Note: no lunch on June 6.
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