Senior center members may register the first ten business 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 six to eight
months in advance; check with the senior center for dates.
April 25-May 1, 2020 Atlantic City, NYC, Philadelphia
Check bulletin board for details or call 937-233-9999.
May 14 Snooty Fox
You will visit five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati area providing fashions and
household items with discount coupons on purchases. Refreshments are served at each stop;
a box lunch is included with a special dessert at the last stop. Cost is $44 per person.
Departure is 9 a.m. with approximate return time of 5 p.m. Members register beginning
February 3, non-members February 18. Last day to register is April 3.
June 21-23 Soaring Eagle
Check bulletin board for details or call 937-233-9999.
Oct. 18-24 Florida
Check bulletin board for details or call 937-233-9999.
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.
Summer Semester Update
Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning is aiming to provide an exercise instructor at the senior
center for the summer semester (May start date). The goal is to offer one class at 9 a.m. on
Mondays and Wednesdays; minimum of 12 students is required. Registration is estimated to
begin in April. There is a fee for this class and more details will be provided in a future issue.
January-April: during these months, any member may exercise to the 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.
Bridge: back room Jan. 13
Cong. Lunch: cancelled Jan. 31
Chair Chi & Tai Chi: no class Jan. 31
Closed: Jan. 1, 20
*Thanks to December newsletter mailing volunteers: Barb Shultz, Debbie Lykins, Margaret
Collier, Loretta Cooper, Mary Lemaster, Jim Leek.
*Thanks to the following for decorating the center for Christmas/winter: Jerry & Caroline
Nottingham, Bruce & Vevia Enix, Darlene Slusser, Jim & Deb Boggs, Liz & Ralph Gitzinger.
*Thanks to Debbie Boggs for organizing the receptionist meeting.
*Thanks to all who donated toys for the VFW project; the box was overflowing this year!
*Bingo players enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with members bringing food to share.
*The candy corn pumpkin, created by some members, made a return appearance in October
BOOKS & BANTER
We are excited to announce the resurgence of the Books & Banter Book Club, facilitated by
Doris Radcliffe. We invite and encourage women and men alike to join us on the second
Monday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss our favorite books!
Though there are so many wonderful books to choose from for our first selection, I chose a
New York Times Bestseller, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The Huber Heights
Library will reserve this book for us beginning January 15. This book is available in regular
print, large print, audio book and e-book (through the library app “Libby”). Our first gathering
will be February 10. We are looking forward to seeing you there, ready to share your
thoughts about this featured selection! ~ Doris
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.
*Refunds that are owed to members are sometimes held at the desk if you tend to come to
the center on a regular basis. Please check with the receptionist.
*Beginning February 8, those in the 937 area code must include dialing 937 for all local calls.
You may need to inform your bank, credit card company, friends and family, insurance
companies, medical offices, etc., of this change. Beginning March 8, area code, 326, will be
given to new customers. This will result in the need to always dial either 937 or 326 for all
*If you want a federally compliant drivers license, it must be obtained by October 1. This will
allow you to enter federal buildings and fly without carrying required paper documents each
time. Make sure that you have certified copies of documents, such as birth certificates and
marriage licenses, not just a decorative copy. Details are posted on the bulletin board in the
*Please pay close attention and honor the instructions given at events that include a meal so
you know what and how much you are allowed to take the first time through the buffet line.
The senior center will be closed on January 1 and January 20.
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not
*TV (may appear as late as 8:30 or changes from delay to closing may occur later on. 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 937-237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when possible)
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, January 30, 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 Dorado for providing this service.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!
~ Joey Adams
The tentative schedule for the socials is listed below so you can save the dates. Note that
ticket cost will be $14 and you will need to select one meat entrée. Volunteers are always
needed to set up tables and chairs for the socials. If you are interested in helping, please
contact the program coordinator at least two weeks before the social. Daytime events, such
as lunch and learns, also need this kind of volunteer power.
April 17 October 16
May 15 November 20
August 22 December 19
MEET THE BOARD
So that you can get to know your Board better, here is a little something about each one:
President Jim Boggs - member for 13 years, volunteers with church, Dayton Dragons
performer, and served as president last year. Books the caterers for the socials, participates
in Tai Chi.
V.P. Judy Blankenship - member for over 10 years, served as trustee at large last year,
helped with the parade, attends socials and events. Previously on City Council, volunteers at
food pantry, Huber Heights Historical Society.
Treasurer Liz Gitzinger - member for 17 years, treasurer for 13 years. In charge of the front
garden, helps with Ways & Means, parade, decorating. Attends socials and special events.
Secretary Netta Hawkins- served as secretary last year, assists the travel director on some
trips, participates in bingo, socials. Crochets lap throws for Hospice and Honor Flight.
At Large Jim Arcaro - new to the Board this year. Member for five years, plays bingo and is a
wood carver. Sets up for bingo every week. Served in the US Navy as a medic and in
Vietnam. Belongs to the Lions Club and volunteers with Honor Flight.
At Large Betty Beery - member for 13 years, trustee for 10 years, and Membership
Committee Chair. Assists the travel director in planning trips and on the trips. Participates in
bingo, socials, and special events.
At Large Carolyn Freeman - travel director for nine years, trustee for ten years. Participates
in bingo, socials, special events. Substitute receptionist.
At Large Mary Lemaster - new to the board this year. Member for seven years. Substitute
receptionist, calls bingo once per month. Before retirement, employed for 49 years in the
At Large Donnie Moore – new to the Board this year. Member for seven years, volunteers
with the congregate lunch crew, participates in bingo. Served as a part time firefighter/EMT in
Huber Heights for 27 years.
AT THE LIBRARY
Call 937-496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Computer Basics: Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m.
Computer Applied: Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m. (prerequisites required)
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 937-463-2665 and ask for Tony or Melissa.
Laptop will be provided during this session.
Jan. 16, 7-8:15 p.m. Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: The title this month is
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. Copies are available for checkout at the Huber Heights
Jan. 24, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Forgotten Heroes of the Flood: In 1913, Dayton faced a flood that
would forever change its landscape and its people. Some may not know that African
Americans played a major role in the clean-up and rescue efforts after the flood. Johnnie
Freeman, author of "The Forgotten: Hidden Heroes" will share the story of the 500 African
Americans from Chicago who came to Dayton as a relief effort and later made it home. This
book will also discuss the atmosphere of Dayton in the early 1900s, and how the flood unified
Bring the Grandkids!
Jan. 11, 10 - 10:45 a.m. Zumbini: Caregivers and their children can participate in a music and
movement program with songs, dancing, and instruments. Caregiver participation is required.
Please register your children in advance due to limited space.
Adult Protective Services 937-225-4906
Area Agency on Aging 937-341-3000
Catholic Social Services 937-223-7217
FISH food pantry 937-667-0276
Food stamps, Job Center 937-225-4148
HEAP applications 800-282-0880
Legal Aid Western Ohio 888-534-1432
Life Essentials 937-586-0545
Graceworks Lutheran Services 937-534-7937
Meals on Wheels 937-228-3663
Medicaid Hotline 800-324-8680
Pro Seniors legal aid 800-488-6070
Project Mobility 937-425-8300
Senior Resource Connection 937-223-8246
Senior Questions 937-223-HELP
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan. 2 -31: Renew membership
Jan. 2: Make tax appointments
Jan. 13: Mini Bingo
Jan. 15: Presentation
Jan. 31: Lunch & Learn
Feb. 5: Tax appts. begin
Feb. 10: Book group returns
May 4: AARP Driver class
June 10: Fundraiser
Full page detailed calendar available at the center
or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org
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