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 and senior center. 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.
Overnight & Longer trips: to comply with mailing requirements, details on overnight trips
cannot be printed in the newsletter. Registration for long trips usually begins about six months
in advance; check with the senior center for dates.
Dec. 2 Christmas of Yesteryear
Ron Retzer and others will offer old-time Christmas favorites and memorable songs of praise
at the Villa Milano in Columbus. Included is a family-style meal with chicken, another meat,
mashed potatoes, vegetable, pasta dish, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $69. Call the center
to be placed on the wait list. Departure is 9:15 a.m. with approximate return of 3:30 p.m.
April 25-May 1, 2020 Atlantic City, NYC, Philadelphia
Check bulletin board for details or call 233-9999.
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.
Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot
~ Hausa Proverb
GET ON BOARD
If you wish to run for a position on the 2020 Board of Trustees, your name and the position
you are running for need to be submitted by November 25. Please call Alma French at 236-
6409 to volunteer or you can attend the Membership Meeting on November 1 when
nominations will be taken from the floor.
Note: all nine positions are open for any eligible member. It is helpful to have e-mail,
especially for officer positions. If you are running, please attend the membership meeting on
November 1 to be introduced.
Members in good standing, age 50 and over, are eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees.
Following is a brief description of duties:
President: Presides at all meetings, appoints committee chairmen, signs contracts,
arranges annual audit, spokesperson for the center.
V.P: Assists president and assumes duties of president when needed.
Secretary: Records minutes of meetings, maintains organized file of all documents.
Treasurer: Pays bills, makes bank deposits, maintains account of all transactions,
submits reports, financial records for annual audit, advisor for three months to incoming
Trustee Assists with and backs projects in the interest of the members, works with
At Large: program coordinator to help develop activities and programs.
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the festive social at 5:30 p.m.
on Saturday, December 21. Dinner will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30-
6:15 p.m. The menu includes beef tips over noodles, Christy’s chicken, AuGratin potatoes,
green bean casserole, seven-layer salad, apple and cherry cobbler. Tickets cost $13 and will
be sold November 13 - December 11. Guest ticket sales open December 6. Entertainment will
feature Double Play.
Sinclair was unable to provide an instructor for the fall semester 9 a.m. class and not enough
members registered for the 10 a.m. class that would have had an instructor. As a result, there
will not be a Sinclair exercise program for the remainder of this year. Another attempt will
made for the spring semester in January with registration beginning sometime in November. It
is unknown at this time if both classes will be offered for the spring semester.
For now, any member may exercise to a DVD at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. There
is no fee and members are reminded to exercise at their own pace and risk. Currently, there
is a small group so it is a good opportunity to meet others as well as exercise.
Note: cancelled November 13.
Tai Chi practice: cancelled Nov. 4
Exercise: cancelled Nov. 13
Game Night: back room Nov. 13
Euchre: cancelled Nov. 14
Bunco, Canasta: cancelled Nov. 14
Bingo: leave tables up, put chairs away Nov. 12
Closed: Nov. 11, 27 (12:30), 28, 29
*Thanks to October newsletter mailing volunteers: Barb Shultz, Ruth Krupp, Gerri Primm,
JoAnn Weese, Mary Lemaster, Betty Goard, Jim Leek.
*Thanks to Bobbie Markley for checking people in for flu shots.
*Thanks to Carolyn Freeman and Netta Hawkins for making arrangements for a new
refrigerator, to the lunch crew for preparing the old one for recycling, and to Carolyn for being
here before 7 a.m. for the pick-up of the old refrigerator.
*Super thanks go to new members, Rick Nolan and James Womack, for volunteering to help
Jim Arcaro set up bingo tables and chairs every Tuesday.
*Liz Gitzinger and Sonny Swafford have mowed and trimmed the front garden this summer. In
addition, Liz coordinates the irrigation maintenance program.
*Special thanks go to Bruce and Vevia Enix for painting the east wall. They have now painted
two long walls in the great room.
*The fall decorations were put up by Bruce & Vevia Enix, Jim & Deb Boggs, Liz Gitzinger, and
*The active shooter Lunch and Learn and the Layers of History were both great events;
thanks to Vevia Enix and Barbara Farina for setting up.
*Thanks to Lou Brown for handling the annual bingo inventory.
*Thanks to Art Couturier for getting ice machine filters.
*Bruce Enix, Jim Boggs, and Jerry Nottingham installed the new dry erase board; thanks for
their hard work.
*Thanks to all who donated Halloween candy for the fire department to distribute on Beggars’
*Thanks to Debbie Boggs for the table donation for the kitchen.
*Thanks to the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, for the 2020 calendars.
*Many thanks go to Alma French, Tracie Kiser, and Lou & Lynn Brown for serving on the
Nominating Committee this year.
There will be a birthday cake on the second Tuesday (Nov. 12) of each month for bingo
players celebrating a birthday that month. They will be recognized and served a piece of cake
first before it is set out for others. The cakes are being donated anonymously and many
thanks are extended for this act of kindness and generosity.
* Daylight Saving Time ends November 3; set clocks back one hour.
*Board of Trustees candidate information will be displayed in the great room and back room;
more candidates may be added throughout the month.
*Christmas concert at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 7. Live music, Santa,
free hot chocolate, cookies.
*There is a new container to recycle plastic bottles in addition to the pop can container.
Please empty bottles and cans before placing in the container; thanks.
*There is now a bulletin board in the back hallway for community news, services, special
events, and more.
*You may have noticed a new sign in the parking lot for Wounded Warriors. This is for men
and women who were injured while serving in combat, for those receiving a medal of valor, or
*Leaf collection begins November 4. Schedules are available at the senior center.
*If you move or are a snowbird, please inform the center of your new address by the 15th of
the month in order to avoid interruption in receiving your newsletter
Full page detailed calendar available at the center or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org
TAI CHI CLASS
Open to Beginners
The next Tai Chi session will be open to both current and beginner students and offered at 1:
30 p.m. on Fridays starting December 6. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session
and due when registration starts November 8. Please note that refunds are not issued once
the first class is held. It may be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors before
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise and taught by Sue and Bill McCabe from TAMA Martial
Arts and may help to improve your flexibility, balance, focus, and strength
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not
*TV (notification may be 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 PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for the AARP Tax-Aide group at the Huber Heights Senior Center
(HHSC). Tax-Aide volunteers are certified by AARP and the IRS to provide free tax
preparation services to the community.
There are two requirements to becoming an AARP certified volunteer tax preparer: (1)
completing training and passing certification tests, and (2) a commitment to prepare tax
returns on Wednesdays and Fridays from February through April 15. Tax returns at the
Huber Heights Senior Center are prepared by appointment only.
Tax knowledge is helpful but not required. Basic computer skills are also beneficial.
Volunteers will be provided with a laptop computer and will be taught to use the tax software
program and how to properly prepare tax returns.
Certification training begins in October to learn federal tax laws and tax software usage, and
in January to learn to prepare state and school district tax returns. Tax preparation for clients
begins February 5, 2020.
Volunteers are also needed who can serve in a support role. Client Facilitators help clients
complete the IRS Intake Form when they arrive at their scheduled appointment.
To inquire about volunteering, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 937-701-7597. For more
information about the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, visit www.aarp.org/giving-back/.
Dayspring is sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon at the senior center with a nice meal, door
prizes, and live entertainment at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11. Free tickets will be
available November 18. Guests may obtain a ticket beginning December 9 if any remain. This
sponsor has also provided the ice cream social, pizza party, and masquerade party.
Activity cancellation: exercise, congregate lunch.
If you would like to learn how to play euchre, you are welcome to observe or play at 12 p.m.
on Thursdays. Pull up a chair and give it a try!
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
(formerly the Business Expo)
This enjoyable and informative event is open to the public and will be held from 6-8 p.m. on
Thursday, November 7, at Wayne High School. The senior center will set up a booth so come
over to visit us as well as many other vendors. There is usually entertainment and
food/refreshments for sale at the concession stand. Many vendors provide free items, offer
door prizes, and share information about their products or services.
AT THE LIBRARY
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Internet Applied: Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m.
Languages: Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Discover free options for learning over 40 languages from the comfort of your home
3D Printing- Model Design: Nov. 19, 5:30-8 p.m.
Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool
for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create
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.
Nov. 7, 7-8 p.m. About the Book: Ever wondered what it takes to narrate an audio book, or
what has changed in the audio book industry from books on tape to today? Audio book
narrator (nearly 200 titles on Audible) and professional stage, screen and voice-over actress
Teri Clark Linden will talk about her journey into audio book narrating, working from her home
studio, and how she has seen the world of audio books expand over the last decade.
Nov. 21, 7-8:15 p.m. Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: A monthly book discussion featuring
mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title for November is Accused by Lisa
Scottoline. Copies are available for checkout at the Huber Heights Library.
Bring the Grandkids!
Nov. 7, 10 - 11:00 a.m. Music and Me: Play musical games focused on pitch, rhythm, and
movement while learning basics of music notation and music of other cultures. For ages 3-5.
Presented by Manuel Creative Arts Academy. *Please register in advance.
SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday,
December 4. Please be sure to RSVP by November 26. 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. You can call
237-6300 after November 19 if you did not receive an invitation. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. with
dinner at 4:45 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Nov. 4: AARP Driver class
Nov. 13: Penny auction
Nov. 15: Social
Dec. 2: Trip
Dec. 5, 6: Vote for Board
Dec. 11: Holiday luncheon
Dec. 12: Receptionist meeting
Dec. 21: Social
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