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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 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: 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; check with the senior center for dates.

May 8                Snooty Fox  
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus.
Departure is 9 a.m.
   
June 19        Ricky Nelson Tribute
Enjoy the music of Ricky Nelson performed by his twin sons at Der Dutchman on June 19.
Included is a family-style dinner with chicken, roast beef, all the trimmings and dessert and
beverage plus a discount coupon for the gift shop. Cost is $69.

June 23-25        Soaring Eagle
Registration due May 15.

July 24        Belterra Park
Enjoy a free buffet and $20 play credit on this trip. Be sure to bring your Belterra Park card if
you have one and your driver’s license. Cost for this trip is $22 that includes the driver’s tip.
Members register May 28, non-members June 11. Last day to register is June 27.  Please
have available the address, phone number, and birthday of each person you are registering.
The bus will depart at 9 a.m. with an approx. return time of 5 p.m.

Sept. 7-13        Canada
Oct. 23        Belterra Park
Dec. 2                Christmas of Yesteryear

DESSERT & DISCUSSION
Housing Options for Seniors
This topic, originally scheduled in February, was cancelled due to a weather closing. While
you enjoy dessert, you can learn about the five housing options for seniors including the
advantages and disadvantages of each, questions you should ask, possible costs, and more.
Join Home Instead Senior Care at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Seating limited to 60.
Please register with the receptionist beginning April 29; phone calls accepted. Non-members
may register starting May 16 if space remains.

TIDBITS
*The City and Chamber of Commerce will provide a paper shredding event on Saturday, July
20, from 9-11 at the Rose and Cloud Park.
*When setting up the metal tables, it is very important to slide the locking mechanism (cylinder-
shaped part) down to brace the legs so they cannot collapse.
*The Huber Heights FISH food pantry is in need of volunteers. You can make calls from home,
work at the pantry, or deliver food to shut-ins. Please call Jean at 667-0276 for more
information.
*Please sign in each time you visit the senior center; thank you.
*The center is low on sympathy cards if you have any new ones you would like to donate;
thank you.
*The Huber Heights Performing Arts Dinner and Inductions will be May 19.
*The Lost & Found box contains some items that have been there for a long time including
glasses, jewelry, miscellaneous, and a key that was recently found on Monday, March 11. See
the receptionist if you would like to check the box for any of your missing items. Found items
such as jackets and sweaters are usually hung up in the coat closet. Smaller items are placed
in the box with valuable items kept in the safe.

PARADE PARTICIPATION
If you are interested in walking, riding your scooter, or possibly riding in the back of a truck for
the Independence Day parade, please sign the clipboard at the desk starting May 13. The
parade will be held on Saturday, June 29.  The parade is approximately 1.5 miles long,
starting at Chambersburg Road and Brandt Pike and ending at Nebraska Avenue. If you ride
your scooter, please decorate with patriotic colors. Those with senior center logo blue shirts
can wear them. There will not be float this year. While the entry will be on a smaller scale this
time, the senior center still hopes to participate to support the city’s efforts and to represent
the senior center.
Candy Collection: 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 June 1-27; thank you for any donations that you make.

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS
Lunch:                cancelled May 3, 10, 24
Chair Chi:        not on May 3, 10
Tai Chi:        not on May 10
Trivia:                time changed to 1:30
Closed:                May 27

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.
May 9:   First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
May 15: St Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503    
May 21: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
May 25: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137

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 available for men only) or $29 for 2x, 3x, (1x available 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 or it may be beneficial to try on a friend’s shirt to get
an idea of the sizing. Note: all sales final.

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)
Social Media Basics:          May 6, 2-4
Computer Basics:          May 20, 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.  

May 3, 3-5 p.m., and May 4, 11, 1-3 p.m: Success Center Foundation:  this foundation is
available to share and provide free financial direction and mentoring for your personal or
business based growth. It is comprised of several local business members and entrepreneurs
that are happy to share their stories of success in a variety of business and managerial
settings, while learning about your own financial challenges and dreams. No appointment or
reservation is needed. Please stop in at your convenience.  

May 6, 7- 8 p.m. North to Alaska -- Cruising the Inside Passage:  Tom Hissong, retired
Education Manager for the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, had the opportunity of a
lifetime to visit Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska’s spectacular Inside
Passage. Tom traveled and worked for two summers as Guest Alaskan Onboard Naturalist on
Holland America’s MS Noordam cruise ship. Tom observed and photographed a rich diversity
of wildlife. Join Tom when he shares his Alaskan experiences through a colorful PowerPoint
presentation and his stories.   

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-11 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.

May 16, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly book discussion featuring
mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title is Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica. Copies
are available at the Checkout Desk.

May 23, 7-8 p.m. The World of Native Plants and Birds:  The many interesting connections
between plants and birds are strong and well developed. Tom Hissong, Education
Coordinator at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, will present a colorful PowerPoint
program on the fascinating relationships between native plants and birds and how often times
one group could not exist without the other. A special discussion will focus on the use of
native plants to enhance our home landscapes for birds.   

EXERCISE CLASS
A Sinclair College instructor offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety
of music; sometimes, they even walk a lap outside for those that wish to do so. 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
that semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less
than $1 per class. Summer Semester begins May 13.
Registration: you may register either online or at one of the Sinclair Learning Centers (Shull
Rd by the Y). The 9 a.m. class is PED 6201 #901 and the 10 a.m. class is PED 6201 #902. If
you have never registered with Sinclair before, a new application form is required with no fee
for those 60 and over and a one-time fee for those under 60.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Last year’s ice cream social was so much fun with music, door prizes, and an ice cream bar!
This event will be sponsored again by Courtney Koverman with Dayspring of Miami Valley and
will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.  Free tickets will be issued to members (4 per
person) beginning May 30, non-members begin June 19. Last day to obtain a ticket is June
20.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR  
June 7:        Balance class
June 13-16:        Community garage sale
June 26:        Ice cream social
June 29:        Parade
July 19:        Lunch & Learn: vertigo
July 31:        Weiner Roast
Aug. 14:        Pizza party
Aug. 17:        Social        

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 even greater.
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered at
our senior center beginning June 7. Class will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday and taught by
a trained coach. 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. Registration begins May 7. Phone calls accepted;
open to the community.

PRESENTATION
4 Paws for Ability
This non-profit, located in Xenia, trains and places service dogs with children and veterans
with disabilities. Kalynn Clark, Director of Volunteer Engagement, will share information about
this mission and you will have the opportunity to meet a service dog in training! Join Kalynn
and special visitor (service dog), at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Open to the community.

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, May 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.

KUDOS CORNER   
*Thanks to April newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Lou Brown, JoAnne Weese, Patty
Jessee, Pam Erbaugh, Ruth Krupp, Loretta Cooper, Debbie Lykin, Sonnie Clifton, Richard
Conner.
*Thanks to all who donated new get well cards.
*Special thanks go to our super receptionists for making hundreds of tax appointments in
addition to their regular duties.
*Thanks to Terri Rutledge for the bunny wall hanging.
*The Lunch & Learn with the Lincoln impersonators was very impressive. Thanks to Joy
Randolph, Netta Hawkins, Bruce & Vevia Enix, Carolyn Freeman, and Judy Blankenship for
setting up and to Judy for vacuuming afterwards. 66 out of 80 attended the event.
*Thanks to James Womack for helping set up bingo tables and chairs.
*The senior center looks like spring; thanks to those who came in to decorate: Judy
Blankenship, Joy Randolph, Betty Beery, Liz Gitzinger, Carolyn Freeman, Jim & Deb Boggs,
Richard & Priscilla Klinedinst, Netta Hawkins, Norma Freedline, Jerry & Caroline Nottingham,
Bruce & Vevia Enix.
*Once again, MediGold thoughtfully provided goody bags for our trip!
*Special thanks to Prestige Printing for helping with the logo so the new banner for the
podium could be created. Thanks to Bruce Enix for the banner suggestion and to Liz Gitzinger
for making the arrangements.
*Impressive service was provided by the AARP tax preparers with them processing 773 clients
this year! The senior center has served as a site for this important community service project
for over 20 years. Many thanks go to Andre, Ralph, Lucy, Bob, Liz, Nancy, Vivian, and Sue for
their dedication.
*Thanks to Jim Mote for performing at the April social on very short notice when Brian was
hospitalized and to Netta Hawkins for making the arrangements on Pat’s day off. Thanks,
also, to Abigail Kerestes for providing piano music before the event.

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