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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. 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.

August 17      Belterra Park Casino
Last day to register is August 3. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. with an approximate return time of
5 p.m. Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus.

Sept. 20        Der Dutchman & Show: What’s Funny After 50?
Enjoy an Amish family-style dinner and a hilarious show and receive a coupon for the unique
Carlisle Gift shop. Comedian, Dan St. Paul, has appeared on television and opened for Jerry
Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and more. Cost is $69.

Oct. 8-14        Maine
Oct. 22-28        Maine
Call 233-9999 to be placed on wait list.

2018
April 6-15   San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Please call/check at the center for November registration dates and trip details.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to participate in center activities and to receive the monthly newsletter, you must
be a current member. Dues are $20 (checks preferred); there is no extra charge for non-
residents. Renewal is due every January. Please make sure that you receive a new
membership card when you join or renew (includes honorary members). Those joining for the
first time will receive a welcome packet (one per family). All are required to sign a general
liability waiver.
New members are welcome anytime; seniors must be at least fifty to join and their younger
spouses are welcome to join. Those turning 90 by March 1 are honorary and not charged the
membership fee; however, an application must be on file and updated every January.
Interested seniors may be permitted to visit three times before joining. Dues are reduced to $5
October through December for first-time applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in
January.

BLOOD PRESSURE & SUGAR
Feel welcome to walk in for the following screening (no fasting required). Open to seniors in the
community. Unavoidable short-notice cancellations may occur at times.
2nd Tuesday: August 8, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of
Huber Heights.

KUDOS CORNER
*Thanks to July newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Debbie Lykins, Patty Jessee, Betty
Goard, Milvi Wilson, Pam Erbaugh, Joel Wells, Ruth Krupp, Sonnie Clifton, Clarice Peterson,
and Jim & Linda Leek.
*Thanks to our Tai Chi instructors for arranging the self -defense class that 26 members
attended.
*Thanks to Bruce Enix for repairing the card tables.
*Thanks to everyone for understanding when the air conditioning was not working and parts
were on order.
*Many thanks go to Larry McKever for handling the big job of changing the steam table water
on a regular basis and to Jan Malone and Margie Boughter for keeping up so well with stocking
the kitchen supplies.
*Many new member welcome packets were made up by Pat Lokai, Kitty Lokai, Jan Weller, and
Kathy McDaniel; thanks so much.
*The new bingo flashboard and blower table were used for the first time on July 1 with Mary
Lemaster as the caller. Thanks to Lou Brown for coordinating this project and to Lou, Art
Couturier, and Jim Arcaro for helping install the equipment that has newer features and a
quieter operation.

BOOKS & BANTER  
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25, to discuss Avenue of Mysteries by
John Irving. A summary of the book is posted on the bulletin board. Books are on reserve at
the Huber Heights Library. New participants are always welcome!

EXERCISE CLASS
Senior center members, age 60 and over, may join an exercise class any time during the year
with the understanding that the full amount of $25 will be billed, no matter how many weeks
remain in the semester. If you have never registered with Sinclair College before, there is an
additional application fee. Classes are taught by a Sinclair instructor and held at the senior
center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. First day of class for the fall semester
is August 21.
You can register at any Sinclair Learning Center including the one next to the YMCA or online.
The course number is PED 6201/901 for the Mon/Wed. 9 a.m. class or PED 6201/902 for the
Mon/Wed. 10 a.m. class with instructor D. Pence. You need to be a member of the senior
center before registering.

REFLECTION
Thoughtfulness is to friendship what sunshine is to a garden
                                    ~ Unknown  

CRAFT CONNECTION
A monogrammed wall hanging will be the craft project offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.
m. on Monday, August 14. There will be some painting and gluing involved. Please see the
sample posted on the bulletin board. Registration is due by August 9; seating is limited to 10.
Non-member seniors may register beginning August 7 if space remains. Phone calls accepted
with priority given to those waiting at the desk. Thanks to Shelly for providing a craft activity on
a quarterly basis.

HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, August 10. Please call 233-9999 to make an
appointment. Thanks to Butch Redd from the Fairborn Hearing Clinic for this service. A basic
hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be made on
site. Open to seniors in the community.  

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.

VA BENEFITS  
One-on-One Consultations
Veterans or spouses can meet one-on-one with a Montgomery County Veterans Service
Officer from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, to find out about benefits and determine
eligibility. This is not for filing claims but old ones can be reviewed if you have questions about
them. Please bring your discharge papers. This is on a walk-in basis. Many thanks go to Lisa
Lewber for providing this helpful service.

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

CPR/AED CLASS
The Huber Heights Fire Division will teach a Community CPR class at the senior center. A
minimum of six is required for the class to be offered with a max of 14. Cost is $5 to cover the
certification card that is good for two years. Class will be held on Wednesday, September 6,
from 1- 4:30 p.m. Please register beginning August 10.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS
You will have the opportunity to learn the American Sign Language alphabet, basic survival
signs, and gain more understanding of what the deaf and hearing impaired deal with on a daily
basis. The instructor will also bring in speakers to talk about resources and a guest who is deaf
to further enhance your awareness of the deaf community. Member, Janee Walski, worked as a
rehabilitation counselor for the deaf with the State for 28 years and will offer a free seven-week
course beginning September 11. Class will be held on Mondays from 9:30-11. Registration
begins August 14; phone calls accepted with priority given to those waiting at the desk. Class is
limited to 10 members.         

LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights
Library.
Computer Classes (2-4 p.m.) may need advance registration or prerequisites.
Computer Basics        Aug. 7
3 D Printing                Aug. 8
Get Your Read On        Aug. 14
Everything Downloadable Aug. 21
Advice for Device        Aug. 15, 29

August 5, 10-11: Miniature Garden:  Make your own decorative and self-sustaining soda-bottle
terrarium; learn how they grow and thrive. All materials provided. Presented by Karen Findlay;
registration requested.  

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.
Aug. 10:  First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Aug. 16:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
Aug. 22:  Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Aug. 25:  Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30
Aug. 26:  HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
A nationwide event to celebrate relations between law enforcement and the community will be
held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, at Wayne High School. The senior center, as well as
several other organizations, will be present to provide information and to interact with the
community. There will be demos by the Huber Heights Police K-9, Wayne High School
Warriorettes and Band; also available with be a cruise-in, SWAT, National Guard obstacle
course, Careflight (weather dependent), inflatables, food vendors, dunk-a-cop, police and fire
department vehicles, and local health and safety organizations. Free admission and door
prizes.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Exercise 10 a.m:    cancelled Aug. 28; attend at 9
Tai Chi practice:   cancelled Aug. 28
Bridge:                cancelled Aug. 28

FLU SHOTS
Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine here from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on September 27 for
adults age 18 and up. Call 233-9999 to make an appointment beginning August 28. Cost is
$20 if your insurance does not cover it.

PARADE PRIDE
The senior center entered a fantastic float in the 4th of July parade with a theme of “Hug a
Vet”, suggested by Lois Freeze. In addition to the float with many red, white, and blue
decorations, the Hug a Vet sign, casket covered with the flag, and Kathy Shilt dressed as the
Statue of Liberty, the entry also consisted of members walking, riding scooters, carrying the
American flag and military flags, a decorated golf cart driven by the senior center president,
and the senior center banner. It was a large and impressive entry and one of which to be proud.
Very special thanks go to the Parade Committee of Liz Gitzinger, Kathy & Keith Shilt, Jim &
Phyllis Spang, Art & Treva Couturier, and Bob & Lois Freeze. Dave Johnson, Marty
Kurzynowski, and Ralph Gitzinger helped with decorating the float, Keith Shilt drove the float
and generously provided the trailer and golf cart making the entire float a possibility. The
committee put in 26 hours of work (including working in the garage on some very hot days) and
four meetings. Art and Keith donated another 47 hours of work. The float took longer this time
because new frames were built with colorful plastic squares inserted into chicken wire to
decorate the sides of the float. It was challenging since over 12,000 squares had to first be
separated and then placed in the chicken wire quickly before the glue dried. The candy,
donated by members and some nursing facilities, almost made it to the end of the parade this
time! The parade is a very enjoyable and positive way to promote the senior center; thanks so
much to all who helped or participated in any way.

PHOTO OF ART COUTURIER
Caption under photo:
Congratulations to senior center member and former president, Art Couturier, on receiving the
Huber Heights City Volunteer of the Year Award

SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE
Contact Nita Wetz at 233-2984 if you are interested in bowling with other seniors at Marian
Lanes on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Fee required; year-round league. This is open to the
community and is not a senior center sponsored activity. Drop in when you can; teams are set
up that day, no subs ever needed. Please arrive at 8:45 a.m.

PARKS & REC PLAN  
A consulting firm is currently studying parks and rec feasibility options for the city and would
appreciate input from seniors. Representatives will be at the center at 11 a.m. on Monday,
August 7, for about an hour in order to obtain input from you. Please be seated by 11 a.m. and
ready to share your concerns and ideas.
Activity cancellations:  no Tai Chi practice, bridge set-up delayed until approx. 12:30.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Sept. 6:      CPR/AED class
Sept. 9:      Marigold Festival
Sept. 13:    Banjo & More
Sept. 27:    Flu shots
Oct. 12-15 Community garage sale
Oct. 16:     Penny auction
Oct. 18:     Medicare speaker
Oct. 19:     Lunch & Learn
Oct. 21:     Social
Oct. 30:     Health plan enrollment here
Nov. 3:      Member meeting
Nov. 6:      AARP Driver Safety
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