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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.

April 6-15   San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Contact the senior center for details.

May 23       Snooty Fox
Shop and enjoy refreshments at five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati area. Lunch
will be from Panera Bread and a special dessert will be at the last shop. You will receive a 15%
discount on purchases and other coupons. This trip was a big hit last year!
Cost is $46. Members register March 5, non-members March 19. Last day is April 16. The bus
departs at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 5 p.m.

July 11        Patsy Cline Tribute at Der Dutchman
Members register April 2, non-members April 16. Last day is May 15

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.

WELCOME
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Donald Mann                Tammy Shepherd        Carol Williams
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.

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.

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

Monday:                        Thursday:
Exercise 9, 10                         Wood carve 9-11:30
Tai Chi practice 11:15-12                Line Dance 10-11
D. Bridge 12:15                        Bunco, Euchre 11:30
Knit, Crochet 1 p.m.                Party Bridge 12:15
Pinochle set up 11:45 this mo.        Table Tennis 6:30-9
Table tennis 6:30-9                Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
2/5: Sign Lang. class this month        Tech Tips (resumes in April)
2/19: Closed                        2/22: Craft 9:30
2/26: Tech Tips & Notary 2:30        
                      
            
Tuesday:                        Friday:        
Wood carve 9-11:30                Chair Chi 9:45-10:30
Congregate Lunch 11:15                Book Group 10, last Fri.
Bingo 1 p.m.                        Congregate Lunch 11:30
Stitch & Chat 1 pm                 Tai Chi class 1:30
2/13: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 Trivia; 2nd Fri. 1 pm
2/13: Phone demos 11-1                Tax appts. this month
                              

Wednesday:                        
Exercise 9, 10                        
Congregate Lunch 11:30                
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.                
Games 6:30-9                        
Tax appts. this month
2/21: Lunch & Learn 12:30
2/28: Board meeting 12:30

TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
Accepting new students
A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting March 16.
Open to members only. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when
registration begins February 16. Please be flexible during the winter months in case make-up
classes need to be held due to weather closings.
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.

PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101
A representative from OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) with the
Ohio Department of Insurance will present information on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D at 1 p.
m. on Wednesday, March 21. Learn what is covered, what is not covered, and what the out of
pocket costs are under Medicare. Also, learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance and
Medicare Advantage Plans. There will be time for questions and answers. We would like a good
turn out since the speaker is coming from the Columbus area. If possible, please sign the
clipboard or call the desk so we have an idea of how many chairs to set up. Open to the
community.

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.

MEETINGS
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at City Hall.
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

TIDBITS
*The senior center Facebook page address is https://www.facebook.
com/HuberHeightsSeniorCenter/
*Some members have asked for names of people who are willing to shovel snow; please
contact Pat if you can recommend someone you have used and have been satisfied with the
service.
*Advertising space is available in the newsletter; contact Pat at 237-7912 for details.
*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.
*The senior center is looking for a newer piano; either a donation or reasonably priced one.
Please contact Pat or any Board member if you have any sources.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center.
*The center is not permitted to include details of overnight trips in the newsletter; for
information on these trips, check the senior center website, Facebook page, or obtain a flyer
from the center.
*If you are not sure if bingo will be held on bad weather days, please wait until 10:30 before
calling the center. This will give the program coordinator more time to call the volunteers to
make sure there are enough workers coming in to set up and operate bingo.
*Please use the marker on the big refrigerator to label items you are saving for specific
events/activities and include the date the item was opened if there are any leftovers. Please
also keep items in the original containers.

TRIVIA TIME
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month
(Feb. 9). 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.  

GARDENING GOALS
Air Plants

Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant
department at Knollwood Garden Center, will offer information on how air plants grow, how to
care for them, and provide creative ideas on designing and displaying them. Air plants only
need misting and can be mounted on many surfaces such as wood, shelves, vases, and much
more. They are easy to care for and something a little different. Barb will also bring some plant
samples from the same family that air plants belong to; the bromeliad family. Join Barb at 9:30
a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the senior center. Please register starting February 27. Phone
calls accepted with priority given to those waiting at the desk.
Activity cancellation: wood carving

SOCIALS SCHEDULE
A catered dinner and live entertainment are offered at the socials. Listed below is the schedule
so you can save the dates for these enjoyable events that provide a great opportunity to meet
people and have a good time.
Saturday  April 21
Friday      May 18
Saturday  August 18
Friday      October 19
Friday      November 16
Saturday  December 15

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                Feb. 12, 2-4
Computer Applied        Feb. 26, 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.  

Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Color Our Way to Mindfulness:   coloring session with soft music and
light refreshments. A variety of coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers will be provided,
or you can bring your own.  Drop-in for a few minutes or stay the whole two hours. Coloring has
therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about mindfulness. Just like
meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the
moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety.

Mondays, through May 14, 6-8 p.m. Family to Family – NAMI Education Program:   This 12-
week course is for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses.) The
course is taught by trained family members. Please register in advance.
Topics covered include: Introduction to family education; Symptoms of schizophrenia, major
depression, bipolar disorder; getting through critical periods of crisis; Subtypes of depression
and bipolar disorder; panic disorder and OCD; telling our stories; Basics about brain biology
and the causes of brain disorders; Problem solving workshop; Medication review; Empathy:
Inside mental illness; Communication skills workshop; Self-care; Rehabilitation; Making choices
for recovery; Fighting stigma; Advocacy; Evaluation, certification, and celebration.

Feb. 6, 7-8 p.m. Project DAWN: Narcan Training: Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With
Naloxone) will offer a free one hour NARCAN training. Participants will be issued a Project Dawn
Kit, which will include 2 doses of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose that is
caused by an opioid drug. Please register in advance.

Feb. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Movie Night:  Hidden Figures:  Celebrate Black History Month with a great
movie and some fresh popcorn!  

WEATHER PROCEDURE
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools (not Wayne) inclement weather closings
only, not delays. Check:
*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 recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when 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.
Feb. 8:  First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Feb. 24:  HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Feb. 27:  Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970

HOLIDAY CLOSING   
The senior center will be closed on February 19.

CRAFT CONNECTION
Tin Can Flower Arrangement
A fun and cheerful craft project will be offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on
Thursday, February 22. Please see the photo on the bulletin board. Registration will be held
February 1-15; seating limited to 10. Phone calls accepted with priority given to those waiting at
the desk. Interim Home Health provides PT, OT, and Nursing Care as well as help with some
daily chores.
Activity cancellation: wood carving

CAPTION PHONE DEMO
Chuck Williams from ClearCaptions (FCC certified) will explain how a caption phone works, who
is eligible for this free phone and service, and demonstrate how the phone works. Captioned
phone conversations are displayed on the screen so that you can see your calls and connect
with people again! This service is provided through the Americans with Disabilities Act and
there are no income qualifications. You are welcome to drop in from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 13, to view the phone and talk with Chuck.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
10 a.m. Exercise: cancelled Feb. 21;
               may attend 9 a.m. class
Lunch:           cancelled Feb. 21
Carving: cancelled Feb. 22
Pinochle: set-up 11:15 this month
Closed:    Feb. 19

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
March 14:   Lunch & Learn
March 20:   Garden
March 21:   Medicare presentation
March 23:   Member Meeting
April 6:       Trip
April 25:     Penny auction
May 4:        Meet & Greet
May 15:      Lunch & Learn
May 23:      Trip
June 1:        Balance class
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