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Volume 2018 No. 11 November 2018
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, November 5. Many insurance
companies offer a premium discount; check with your company; if no discount, this is still a good refresher! Cost is $15 for AARP
members who bring their member number or $20 for non-members (checks or cash,); pay the instructor on arrival. Driver’s license is
required for each participant. To register, call 233-9999 or see the receptionist. Open to the community; seating limited. Refreshments
provided by StoryPoint.
Schedule Changes: no bridge, no Tai Chi practice.
DESSERT & DISCUSSION
Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays
While you are enjoying pumpkin pie, you can learn about a very relevant topic from Home Instead, senior home health, at 1:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 7. There is a seating limit of 50. You need to register with the receptionist by November 2; phone calls accepted.
You may register for yourself and one other member.
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it all at the Thanksgiving social on Friday,
November 16. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Christy’s. The menu will include roast turkey, baked ham, whipped
potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, Dutch apple and pumpkin pie. The buffet will be open until 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will
be sold through November 6. Guest ticket sales begin November 1. Entertainment will feature Finton/Collins, a favorite of the senior
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.
Tuesday: November 13, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
Spring Semester Registration
A Sinclair College instructor offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety of music. 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
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.
Registration: Sinclair College representatives will be here 8:45-11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, to register people for the spring
semester that will begin January 7. Please try to arrive by 10:30; this is a very convenient way for you to register!
Board of Trustees: 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7; note time change.
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9.
Agenda: nominations from the floor for 2019 Board of Trustees and introduction of candidates.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, November 8. 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.
There is no need to eat alone when you can enjoy a nutritious meal and the company of other seniors in a casual and friendly setting.
The senior center is a site for the congregate meal program sponsored by Senior Resource. A donation of $2 is suggested from those
aged 60 and up; those under 60 are required to pay $4.65. Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesdays
and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or water included. Please call 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before to
make a reservation or to cancel. A choice of entrée is offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will be ordered.
Note: no lunch November 23.
VOTE FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
You may vote for the 2019 Board of Trustees in person from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either Thursday, December 6, or Friday, December
7. It is suggested that you bring your membership card. Candidates’ photos with biographies will be displayed in the great room and the
back room this month; it is possible that more candidates may be added to the display until the end of the month.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Robbin Coulter Juanita Collins Cheryl Johnson
Jim Manning Connie Johnson Doug McDermott
Evelyn Opauski Joe Opauski Charles Jobe
Cheryl Basil Susan Samuel Billy Williams
Eleanor Rowland Patricia Stumpff Connie Zech
Cindy Smith Nadine Enoch Judith Hoskins
Barbara Woodrum Cherie Seigfried
Membership: 689 as of October 16
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
Now is a good time to encourage friends, family, neighbors, and new residents to join the senior center. Those who have never been
members before can join for only $5 from October - December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2019.
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.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
Class time needed to be adjusted so the beginner class is now 9:30-10:30 and the intermediate class is 10:45-11:45 (this class is
requested to please move the tables over to the wood section; thank you).
There is no class on November 15, 22. Both classes are invited to the holiday party from 9:30-11 on December 20 with dancing and
The next new eight-week session will start January 3 with registration beginning December 6. Cost will be $20 for both classes; open to
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
The collection box for non-perishable foods will be in the great room during November and December. Thank you for any donations you
make to the FISH food pantry.
FISH is operated by volunteers and serves residents of Huber Heights. The pantry also accepts shampoo, deodorant, laundry and dish
detergent, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, paper and plastic grocery bags and monetary donations. No baby food, used or partially
open packages, clothing or household items are accepted.
If you can help deliver the donations to the food pantry, please see Pat.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
Tai Chi: class on November 16 will be held off-site and there is no class on November 23. The last class will be December 21 and include
demonstrations by TAMA students and the annual holiday party!
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 Qi is beneficial for those in wheelchairs, with balance issues, and is a form of exercise for people who cannot exercise
while standing. Note: no class on November 16.
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, November 29, 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 Dodaro for providing
*Thanks to October newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Grace Weaver, Martha Wright, Linda Porter, Lusta Anderson, Sandy
Holmes, Lou Brown, Richard Connor.
*35 people attended the Medicare 101 presentation; great turn-out!
*Thanks to everyone, including Junior Girl Scout Troop #30118, for making the senior center collection of items for the animal resource
center so successful.
*Once again, the senior center collected a large amount of Halloween candy for the fire department to distribute on Beggars Night;
thanks to all!
*Thanks to Vevia Enix for washing the kitchen towels every week and to Edythe Bleything for her previous years of service.
*Thanks to Art Couturier for picking up the 2019 calendars from the Area Agency on Aging and for getting new ice machine filters.
*Thanks to Betty Beery for making apple crisp and helping at the Keeping with the Keys presentation.
*Thanks to Bobbie Markley for working at the flu shot event. 35 people took advantage of this opportunity and also enjoyed refreshments
provided by Compassus Hospice.
* Many thanks go to Sharon Ferraro for letting the class use her large button collection for the button tree craft!
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the festive social at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. 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, Christys chicken, Augratin
potatoes, family blend vegetables, fudge walnut brownie tray. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold November 7 - December 4. Guest ticket
sales open up November 29. Entertainment will feature The Tempests on the keyboard, guitar, drums, and singing a variety of songs.
From 4:30-5:30, you can visit and take pictures with the Grinch!
Full page detailed calendar available at the center
or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org
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 11:30 Tech Tips last Thurs. 9:30
Table tennis 6:30-9 Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
11/5: Driver Class 12-4 Table Tennis 6:30-9
11/12: Closed 11/1: Sign up Myrtle Beach 9
11/15: City event 10
Wood carve 9-11:30 Chair Chi 9:45-10:30
Congregate Lunch 11:15 Congregate Lunch 11:30
Bingo 1 p.m. Tai Chi class 1:30
Stitch & Chat 1 pm 11/9: Membership Meeting 12:30
11/13: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 11/16: Social 5:30
Exercise 9, 10 11/4: Daylight Saving Time ends
Congregate Lunch 11:30 11/11: Veterans Day
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
11/7: Board Meeting 12
11/7: Craft 9:30
11/7: Dessert & Discussion 1:30
11/21: Closed 12:30
Interim Home Health will offer a craft project of a painted frame with hanging Christmas ornaments at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November
7. Please see the poster on the bulletin board. Last day to register is November 5. Seating is limited to 10; phone calls accepted.
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.
Nov. 28 Mega Caverns: Lights Under Louisville
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus. Departure time is 1:45 p.m. with approximate return
of 9:30 p.m.
2019 Trips (more may be added)
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach; register Nov. 1
June 19: Ricky Nelson Tribute
June 23-25: Soaring Eagle
Sept. 7-13: Canada
Dec. 2: Christmas of Yesteryear
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. Free tickets (limit of
30) will be issued to members beginning November 14; limit of two tickets per person. If you need to cancel, please return your ticket to
the desk so someone from the waiting list can take your place.
Everyone will be given a certain amount of pennies and then be able to gain extra with some quick trivia questions. Great prizes will be
available for you to bid on with your pennies. Please do not bring your own pennies. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to The
Laurels for sponsoring this popular event!
*The first day to register for ticket sales, classes, and new activities/events is always busy so they cannot all start on the same day. The
dates are staggered in order not to overload the desk volunteer. Thank you for understanding.
*In order to offer a variety of special events/activities, there are times when regular activities need to be cancelled, start at a different
time, or be held in a different room, sometimes at the last minute. Thank you for your flexibility.
*Daylight Saving Time ends November 4; set clocks back one hour.
*Board of Trustees candidate photos with info will be in the great room and back room.
*Christmas concert at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 1. Live music, Santa, free hot chocolate, cookies.
SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday, December 5. Please be sure to RSVP by the
deadline. 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.
Snowbirds should contact Pat to make arrangements to receive or stop your newsletter while you are at your winter address. The same
start and stop dates you give to the Post Office are the dates needed by the senior center.
The senior center will be closed on November 12, 21 (at 12:30), 22, 23.
The senior center is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years).
Donations should not be wrapped. This program, Toys for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and
gift bags may also be donated. The collection box is expected to be here November 13. The last day to make donations is December 13.
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.
Nov. 8: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Nov. 17: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Nov. 18: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 12:30-3, 233-3137
Nov. 27: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Parade Chairman: organize senior center entry for the July 4th parade. Must be available to be in the parade (usually either the last
Saturday in June or first one in July) and begin working on this event early next year. Guidance is available from previous volunteers.
Sign Makers: if you can make large, professional or creative signs for members to carry in the parade, please contact Pat at 237-7912.
We are trying to identify those who are willing to do this if the parade committee decides to use signs.
Pop Cans: take pop cans to the collection site at the fire department to help burn victims. Temporary position until regular volunteer
Newsletter Driver (sub): fill in when regular driver is unavailable. Take senior center newsletters to the Post Office in Dayton on Fifth
Kitchen Supplies: two people needed to shop at GFS and bring items to the senior center as needed. Need large enough vehicle for
big/long boxes and the ability to carry supplies inside. Can shop together or divide duties. Training provided. Please contact Pat.
Member, Dottie Rambler, made a lovely quilt and donated it to the senior center so it can be used for fundraising. Over the years, she
made many quilts and sold them for $100 or more at craft fairs. A silent auction will begin November 13 and end December 12; just in
time for the quilt to become yours or as a Christmas gift for someone. The card to write down your bid will be at the desk and the quilt be
displayed at various times; you can ask to see it if it is not out when you are here.
The size is 66½ x 84 inches and is machine stitched and hand quilted.
P. Bridge: cancelled Nov. 1
Carving: cancelled Nov. 1
Tai Chi practice: cancel Nov. 5
Board Meeting: 12 p.m. Nov. 5
D. Bridge: cancelled Nov. 5
Game Night: cancelled Nov. 14
Table Tennis: cancelled Nov. 15
Euchre: cancelled Nov. 15
Bunco: cancelled Nov. 15
Chair Chi: cancelled Nov. 16
Beg. Line dance: 9:30-10:30
Int. Line dance: 10:45-11:45
Closed: Nov. 12, 21 at 12:30, 22, 23
GET ON BOARD
If you wish to run for a position on the 2019 Board of Trustees, your name and the position you are running for need to be submitted by
November 26. Please call Alma French at 236-6409 to volunteer or you can attend the Membership Meeting on November 9 when
nominations will be taken from the floor.
Note: all nine positions are open for any eligible member. It is helpful to have Internet/e-mail, especially for officer positions.
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
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 treasurer.
Trustee Assists with and backs projects in the interest of the members, works with
At Large: program coordinator to help develop activities and programs.
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not delays. Check:
*TV (notification 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 if 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 HHSC 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 January to learn to prepare state and school
district tax returns. Tax preparation for clients begins February 1, 2019.
Volunteers are also needed who can serve in a support role. Client Facilitators help clients complete the IRS Intake Form at their
To inquire about volunteering call the Volunteer Coordinator at 937-703-2421. For more information about the AARP Foundation Tax-
Aide Program visit www.aarp.org/giving-back/.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
~ Jim Davis
Dayspring and Elmcroft are sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon at the senior center with a nice meal, door prizes, and live entertainment
at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. Free tickets (4 per member) will be available November 5-30. Guests may obtain a ticket beginning
November 28 if any remain. These sponsors have also provided the ice cream social, masquerade party, and fall fun event this year.
Activity cancellation: bingo, congregate lunch.
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)
Internet Applied: Nov. 12, 2-4
Computer Basics: Nov. 19, 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.
Nov. 1, 7-8 p.m: Mound Builders and Village Dwellers: Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on
the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people. Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks
about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first
intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
Nov. 8, 7-8 p.m: Dayton, the Quintessential Homefront: Dr. David Alan Schmidt’s program marks the centennial of World War I. Learn
how Dayton, with its aviation base and strong industrial and innovation heritage, was ideally suited to contribute to our nation’s war
efforts. Dayton citizens mobilized to help produce the soldiers, weapons, supplies, and money necessary to win the war.
Nov. 15, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: A monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title is Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 - 11:00 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.
Bring the grandkids!
Nov. 27, 5 - 6:00 p.m. Animal Ambassadors: Meet some special wild animal guests including a native turtle, snake, and owl from Five
Rivers MetroParks. Learn how we can all help our wild friends.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 4: Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 6,7: Vote for Board
Dec. 12: Penny auction
Dec. 15: Social
MAH JONGG SCORES
Janet Fulton 14 wins Belinda Davis 10
Arlene Gambill 2 Patty Jessee 5
Barbara Shultz 3 Susan Spacht 14
Connie Kors 12 Gladys Williams 8
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Lou Grooms in memory of her daughter
Family of Ray Gaier
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
6 Gayle Woodward
13 Mary Ritchey
17 Gordon Meyer
20 Kathy Lawrence
24 George Kirby
27 Mary Ritchey
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon