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TERRIFIC TRIPS    
Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors or
those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may register for remaining seats. Payment is due
when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund policies
are determined by the tour company arranging the trip. Please check before registering to
see if scooters or wheelchairs can be accommodated.
In order to take advantage of special promotions, it is possible that new trips may be offered
on short notice. Check the bulletin board on a regular basis since the newsletter may not
include every trip. Emergency cards: travelers will need to complete a new travel
emergency/waiver card if the previous card is more than a year old.
Check the bulletin board for trip details. In order to comply with mailing requirements, details
on overnight trips cannot be printed in the newsletter. Usually, registration for long trips
begins about six months in advance.
2019 Trips  
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach (register by 2/7)
May 8:                Snooty Fox (register 2/20)
June 19:       Ricky Nelson Tribute (register 3/19)
June 23-25:  Soaring Eagle (register 2/7, 1 p.m.)
Sept. 7-13:   Canada (register 3/7, 1 p.m.)
Dec. 2:         Christmas of Yesteryear (register 9/3)

May 8:         Snooty Fox  
Back by popular demand is a visit to five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati area
providing fashions and household items with 15% discount on purchases. Refreshments
served at each stop; lunch is included. Cost is $46 per person.  Members register February
20, non-members March 6, last day to register is April 11.

KUDOS CORNER  
*Thanks to December newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Lusta Anderson, Patti
Jessee, Jo Ann Weese, Ruth Krupp, Gerri Primm, Sonnie Clifton, Netta Hawkins, Betty Goard,
Richard Connor.
*Thanks to Debbie Boggs for organizing the receptionist meeting and to Officer Ed Savard for
the presentation on security.
*Thanks to all who donated toys for the VFW project. The collection box did not make it to the
senior center but the toys got to the right place, thanks to Gloria Cwiklinski.
*The following did a great job decorating the senior center for the holidays: Liz Gitzinger, Roy
& Violet Wells, Judy Blankenship, Jim & Debbie Boggs.
*The Christmas Luncheon provided a scrumptious lunch of tender roast beef, tri-color
potatoes, vegetable medley, and bread pudding provided by Dayspring with live
entertainment provided by Elmcroft. It was very festive and included a visit from a surprise elf
(Sharon Decker). Thanks to the following for setting up: Jim Arcaro, David McLaine, Judy
Blankenship, Carolyn Freeman, Liz Gitzinger, Judy Gaskill, Margie Boughter and to Margie for
serving as the emcee.
*Thanks to Sharon Decker for taking the food donations to the pantry and to all who made
contributions.
*Special thanks to all who made donations to the senior center in memory of Angie Ryan.
*Welcome to new advertiser, Danbury Senior Living.
*Many thanks go to Jerry Parisi from I Supply Company in Fairborn for donating many paper
products for the upcoming soup lunch fundraiser.
*Very special thanks go to the 2018 Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs!

TIDBITS
*A group of retired senior professionals who share their skills and experiences with our youths
and adults. For information call 937-371-7802 or visit www.thesuccesscenterfoundation.
weebly.com
*The bulletin board in the great room includes documents such as the By-Laws, Travel Policy,
and more.
*If you have seen/heard entertainers that would be good at the socials, please contact Pat. If
you can get their business card, that is helpful.
*The vending machine now includes Lemon Brisk Tea instead of water.

SNOWBIRDS  
Snowbirds should contact Pat to make arrangements to receive or stop your newsletter while
you are at your winter address. The same start and stop dates you give to the Post Office are
the dates needed by the senior center.  
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS   
The senior center will be closed on January 1 and January 21.

QUILT FUNDRAISER
Member, Dottie Ramler, made a lovely quilt and donated it to the senior center so it could be
used as a fundraiser. A silent auction was held in December and generated $200. Thanks to
Dottie and to all who placed a bid!

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Carving:        carving cancelled on Tuesdays
                       in Feb. and March if center closes
                      for weather on Wed. or Fri. previous week
Closed:         Jan. 1, 21

WEATHER PROCEDURE
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not
delays. Check:
*TV (notification as late as 8:30 or changes from delay to closing may occur. 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 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when possible)

TAX ASSISTANCE
Free income tax return preparation by VITA/AARP Certified Tax-Aid Volunteers will be
available at the Huber Heights Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.
m. beginning February 1 through April 12. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only;
call 233-9999 beginning January 2. If a family needs multiple returns prepared, each person
must have a separate appointment (does not apply to filing jointly). If you request a specific
tax counselor, this may increase your waiting time. Note: City tax, farm, business returns will
not be prepared.
Make sure you have All documents to file your return:
*Documents for all sources of 2018 income (e.g., all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA
Social Security, unemployment & disability income, interest, dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.)
*Form 1095-A from the Marketplace if claiming the Premium Tax Credit for medical insurance.
*Medical/Rx expense and property tax information even if not itemizing.
*If planning to itemize deductions, expense information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx,
property taxes, mortgage interest and charitable contributions).
*MUST bring: a copy of your 2017 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), and proof of medical insurance. Otherwise your tax return may not be
prepared.
Cancellations: if you need to cancel, please call the center as soon as possible so your space
can be filled; call even if it is the same day as your appointment. A future appointment cannot
be guaranteed if you cancel.
Weather Procedure: if the Huber Heights Schools close for weather, the senior center will
close. A member of the tax team will call you in the morning that day to reschedule your
appointment for the same time on the next available Tuesday. Please note you might not
recognize the name or number if you have caller ID. Since Tuesday will be the official make-
up day for weather cancellations, those with appointments may want to keep Tuesdays open.

COMMUNITY MEALS   
Project One Hope is a community outreach supported by multiple churches in Huber Heights
to provide a free dinner to the community. For the most current information, visit www.fcchh.
org or call 236-8029.
Jan. 10:   First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Jan. 16:   St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 5:30-7, 233-3137
Jan. 22:   Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Jan. 26:   HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137

REFLECTION
Friendship is not created by what we give, but more by what we share. It makes a whole world
of things easier to bear     ~ Unknown  

AT THE LIBRARY
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber
Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Computer Basics:          Jan. 7,   2-4
Social Media Basics:   Jan. 28, 2-4
1 on 1 Computer Sessions: varying times
Staff available for a one-hour session of one-on-one training. We will cover topics from the
group classes and do our best to answer questions learners may have as well - all while
sitting side by side. Our focus is on you! Call 463-2665 and ask for Tony or Melissa. Laptop
will be provided during this session.  

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 10-11:00 a.m: Talk Tables: Would you like to practice your English
conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables provide a place to engage
in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.

Jan. 8,  6:30-7:30 p.m:  Home Fire Safety: this presentation includes developing an exit plan
with two ways out, having a designated outside meeting place, and other home fire safety tips.
Watch a burn video to see how quickly a fire can spread.

Jan. 17, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion:  A monthly book discussion featuring
mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title is Unsub by Meg Gardiner. Copies are
available at the Checkout Desk.

Bring the grandkids!
Jan. 15, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Meet 4 Paws for Ability:  Meet one of the adorable service dogs from
4 Paws for Ability. This Xenia-based organization places highly-trained dogs with disabled
children and veterans. Learn about their training and see doggie demonstrations. This
program is intended for children in grades K-4.

TRAVEL TIPS: Passports
Did you know that there are passport books and passport cards? Application forms are
available at the Auto Title Office located at 6108 Chambersburg Road.
Passport Card: can be used if you do not travel by air or use it for international travel. It is
good for motor vehicle use only (automobile, truck, or bus) and only to Canada or Mexico.
Cost is $65. It could also be used for certain Caribbean cruises but you would need to check
with your travel agent first.
Passport Book: If you want to travel by air or if you plan to go international besides Canada or
Mexico, you should get the passport book.
Fees: (as of May, 2018)
If you have never applied for a passport before:
$145 total for a passport book, $65 for a passport card, $175 for a passport book and a
passport card. Both the passport book and the passport card are good for 10 years.
Renewal:  if previous passport book was issued less than 15 years ago, cost is $110.
If passport card renewal was issued less than 15 years ago, cost is $30.
Time: applying for a new passport card or passport book or passport renewal by mail will take
up to 8 weeks.
Expedited passport renewals by mail cost an additional $60 in government fees and take 2-3
weeks to process.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Feb.  13:        Soup Lunch Fundraiser
Feb. 21:        Activity at The Landings
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