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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. Take-home flyers are available at the center.
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.
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. For
information on any trip, call the senior center at 233-9999.

2018 (waiting for confirmation of more trips)

April 6-15   San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Seats available; contact the senior center.

July 11        Patsy Cline Tribute at Der Dutchman

CONGREGATE LUNCH
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 on December 22, 26.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE    
The current class will meet December 7, 14 and enjoy the traditional holiday party from 9:30-11
on December 21.
The next new eight-week session will begin January 4. Cost is $15 and due when registration
starts December 14. 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 this class
interesting and fun.
Note: in order to not overload the receptionist at the beginning of the new year and avoid
increasing your wait time at the desk, it would be helpful to register for line dance in December
instead of the first day of the new class.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION   
The collection box for non-perishable foods will be in the great room during November and
December. Thank you for any donations you make to the FISH food pantry.
FISH is operated by volunteers and serves residents of Huber Heights. The pantry also accepts
shampoo, deodorant, laundry and dish detergent, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, paper
and plastic grocery bags and monetary donations. No baby food, used or partially open
packages, clothing or household items are accepted.
If you can help deliver these items to the food pantry located behind Studebaker School on
Longford Road, please contact Pat at the center.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE  
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 -
Dcember with the full fee of $20 due in January 2018.

DECEMBER CALENDAR
Full page detailed calendar available at the center or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org

HEALTH PLANS (One-on-One Counseling)
Free assistance is available by appointment, year round, at the senior center. You can enroll in
a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Plan whether you are new or previously enrolled or if
you are new to Medicare and have questions. Please bring: Medicare card and any other
insurance cards and your current prescription drugs in a bag (a list is acceptable but actual
meds are better). Call Debbie Marchi, OSHIIP certified volunteer, at 937-477-1881 to make an
appointment. Please honor your appointment time since the volunteer does not live close to the
senior center; thank you.

TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
The next session for current students only will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting January
5. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registering. 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.
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.

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. Polo shirts 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.

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 2 through April 13. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only.
Call 233-9999 beginning January 3 to make an appointment. 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. City tax, farm,
business returns will not be prepared.
The IRS urges all taxpayers to file a complete and accurate tax return. Make sure you have All
the documents to file your return, including: **Documents for all sources of 2017 income (e.g.,
all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA Social Security, unemployment & disability income,
interest, dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.), and **Forms 1095-A from the Marketplace for those
claiming the Premium Tax Credit for medical insurance. ** If planning to itemize deductions,
expense information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx, property taxes, mortgage interest
and charitable contributions). Even if not itemizing, bring medical/Rx expense and property tax
information.
You MUST bring a copy of your 2016 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.

TIDBITS
*If you usually attend many of the events here and are interested in taking pictures with your
cell phone or camera, please contact Pat.
*Please hang your coats in the closet or drape over your chair instead of placing on top of the
tables; thank you.
*Trash is being placed in the recycle bin next to the microwave; this blue bin is for pop cans
only. One of our members kindly bags up the cans and takes them to the fire department and
would appreciate not having to handle trash.
*New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018-2019 and will not include social security
numbers. Make sure your mailing address is up to date with Social Security; call 1-800-772-
1213 or visit ssa.gov/myaccount. Remember, Medicare will not call you; hang up if callers ask
for your Social Security number, Medicare number, or money.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center.
*Photos and biographies of Board of Trustees candidates are displayed in the great room.
*Christmas Concert & Tree Lighting at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 2. Live
music, visit with Santa, free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies.

SPECIAL THANKS
The Huber Heights Senior Center greatly appreciates the donations and services made in 2017
from the following organizations, merchants, and individuals. Their support greatly enhances
programs and events at the senior center.
Friendship Village
MediGold                        Area Agency Aging PSA 2                
StoryPoint                        Laurels of Huber Heights
VFW Post 3283                Goodwill Easter Seals
Fairborn Hearing Center        Interim Home Health
Prestige Printing                Huber Heights Library                
Senior Tutor                        Compassus Hospice        
Elmcroft                        Dr. Greg Barbour
Huber Heights Fire Dept.        OSHIIP                                
City of Huber Heights                Huber Heights Courier        
Friends Care                        Chamber of Commerce
Legal Aid Western Ohio        Ohio Hospice of Dayton        
Clark’s Pharmacy                Knollwood Garden Center                        
Terri Lynn Art Studio                TAMA Martial Arts
Some Assembly Required        Johnston Farm & Indian Agency                
Jeff Carter                        Cypress Pointe
Janee Walski                        Abigail Kerestes
Edy Martin                        Marina Dodaro, Tech Tips
Hillary Ricoma,Tech Tips        Debbie Marchi        
Lovett & Lovett Co.                Next Steps Senior Transitions
Keith, Kathy Shilt                Mont. Co. Veterans Service
Vitas Healthcare                Springfield Masonic Community
St. Peter Church                 Consumer Protection Section        
Terry Wolfe-Ellis                Tai Chi instructors
All making monetary donations All senior center volunteers    
Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, Receptionists

LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights
Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Internet Basics                Dec. 4, 2-4
Everything Downloadable Dec. 6, 12-2
Internet Applied        Dec. 11, 2-4
Computer Basics        Dec. 13, 12-2
3D Printing                Dec. 18, 2-4
Advice for Device        Dec. 5, 19, 2-4

December 5, 7-8 p.m: Hiding In Plain Sight: Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi
Germany was an unusual father-foster daughter team operating in New York City. Join historian
Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string of events that
led to their eventual prosecution.    

December 7, 6-8 p.m:. Genealogy Using Court Records: Court records are one of the most
underused genealogy resources, but can lead to a treasure trove of authoritative information
that may be unavailable anywhere else! In this class, we will learn how to use court records to
enhance your family tree.   

December 9, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cookin’ the Books --Entertaining:  A cookbook discussion group
where we pick the cookbook theme, and you choose a cookbook and a recipe to try at home.
Then, we come together as a group; discuss what we’ve made, share pictures (and samples if
you wish!), watch short videos, discuss techniques, favorite markets & more.

TRIVIA TIME
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month
(Dec. 8). Michael from Cypress Pointe conducts this intriguing and fun game and is
encouraging current participants to bring a friend. Prizes will be provided; all you
bring is a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and women.  

SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER   
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday,
December 6. Please be sure to RSVP by the deadline. The event will be held at Wayne High
School in the cafeteria. Entertainment will be provided by the local students. You must be at
least sixty years old and reside in the Huber Heights School District to attend. If you do not
receive an invitation by November 24 or have never attended before, call 237-6300 starting
November 27 to request an invitation. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. with dinner at 4:45 p.m.

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 December 22, 25, and January 1.

TOY DONATIONS  
The senior center is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for
children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years). Donations should not be wrapped. This program,
Toys for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and gift bags
may also be donated. The last day to make donations is December 4.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail
beginning January 2. Dues remain at $20 per person and need to be paid by January 31. New
applicants should apply in person.
Renew by mail:
·        Only for those who have already signed the general liability waiver.
·        Include check and note if any changes to address, phone, emergency contact.  
·        Membership card held here unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included.
Honorary members (90+):
Free of charge but you must update your application each year either in person or by calling
233-9999. Those turning 90 by March 1, 2017 are honorary members.

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 recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated if possible)

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.
Dec. 12:  Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Dec. 13:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 5:30-7, 233-3137
Dec. 14:  First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Dec. 16:  HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Dec. 29:  Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Carving:          cancelled December 7
Cong. Lunch:  no lunch Tuesday, Dec. 26
Closed:                Dec. 22, 26, January 1

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 1:        Vote for Board
Dec. 16:      Social
Jan. 2-31:    Renew membership
Jan. 3:         Make tax appts.
Jan. 9:         Lunch & Learn
Feb. 2:        Tax appts. begin
Feb. 21:      Lunch & Learn
March 14:   Lunch & Learn
March 23:   Membership Meeting
April 6:       Texas trip
June 1:        Balance class
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