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Volume 2019 No. 9 SEPTEMBER 2019
Layers of History
Enjoy a unique demonstration and presentation by Hannah Wiest, local American Civil War historian, who will present a revealing history
about ladies’ fashion and undergarments during the early 1860s. She will expose each layer and the purpose of the individual garments
and explain how the fabric content, print, dress style, and cut all revealed a woman’s class, age, and social standing. Wiest will be
dressed in a complete ensemble and have many other garments to show as well as a PowerPoint presentation.
Hannah is a history enthusiast and works as a historical interpreter at Carriage Hill Farm and is a very active member of the Ohio Valley
Civil War Association.
MediGold is sponsoring this event and will provide various flavors of cheesecake and brownies for dessert. The event begins at 1:30 p.
m. on Wednesday, September 18, and will be informative and entertaining. Free tickets will be issued to members (4 per person for
members only) beginning August 19, non-members September 11, last day September 16 by noon. Many thanks go to MediGold for
sponsoring this event.
Activity cancellation: exercise classes
MEDICARE COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will host a Medicare
Check-Up Day by appointment only on Tuesday, October 22, at the senior center. You will receive help comparing, reviewing and
enrolling in the best plan that meets your unique needs. Call the senior center at 233-9999 starting September 24 to make an
appointment; open to the community. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call the center as soon as possible.
Be sure to bring your medicine bottles to your appointment or a complete medication list that includes the correct spelling of the drug,
dosage, and frequency; for example: Lisinopril, 2.5 mg, 1x per day. Bringing the actual bottles is preferred. If you choose to provide a list,
you can pick up a medication form at the senior center in advance.
Open enrollment is October 15 - December 7 and during this time you can:
*Stay on or return to original Medicare and shop for a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan.
*Stay on or shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan.
*Determine if your existing coverage will continue to meet your health insurance needs.
This is a great opportunity to receive help from the highly trained staff and volunteers from OSHIIP who can help you understand your
choices and rights. You can also learn more about recent Medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs that help pay
prescription drug costs and Part B premiums.
**Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the state, and do not sell or promote any insurance
companies, policies, or agents.
Activity cancellation: carving
To help you prepare for open enrollment that runs October 15 through December 7, 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, October 9. 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.
The social is a fun way to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on SATURDAY, October 19, with dinner catered
by Christy’s and will include beef stroganoff, Christy’s chicken, parsley potatoes, California blend vegetables, pumpkin and Dutch apple
pie. The buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Tickets cost $13 (two tickets per member and for members only) and will be sold
September 16 - October 9. Guest tickets may be purchased starting October 4 if any remain. Entertainment will feature banjo player,
Glenn Parks, performing gospel, Dixieland, ragtime, and more along with jokes and stories. Glen was a 2012 Banjo Hall of Fame
Inductee. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine here from 1:30 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, for adults age 18 and up. Call 233-
9999 starting September 3 to make an appointment. Walk-ins may be seen but please wait until 2:30 p.m. Cost has not been confirmed
yet if you need to self-pay. Last year, it was $25 for the regular vaccine or $65 for the high dose vaccine if your insurance did not cover
it. Be sure to bring your insurance card to your appointment. Both the regular and high dose vaccines will be available. To reduce waiting
time, please do not arrive much before your appointment time. If you prefer, you can obtain the registration form early and have it
already filled out when you come in for your appointment; see the receptionist for the form.
While you are here, you can enjoy refreshments provided by Wright Nursing and Rehab Center.
LUNCH & LEARN
Join Officer Ed Savard from the Huber Heights Police Department for a very informative and practical presentation on what to expect and
steps to take if you happen to be in a location experiencing an active shooter situation. The event will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday,
September 20, with The Landings of Huber Heights providing lunch. Free tickets for members (4 per person for members only) will be
issued starting August 22, non-members September 11. Last day for tickets is September 16.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start September 19 for both the beginner and intermediate class. Cost is $20 and due
when registering. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is held.
Beginner class is from 9:30-10:30 and the Intermediate class is from 10:45-11:45 on Thursdays. It is recommended that you have line
danced for a least a year before registering for the intermediate level class.
Men and women are welcome to participate, partners are not needed, and instructor, Rose Winkler, provides a variety of music and
dance steps to make this class interesting and fun.
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: September 10, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
Drop in to learn and play Wii bowling when Heartland Insurance Group is here to conduct this fun activity. While you wait your turn to
play, you can enjoy donuts and visit with other players. This month, it will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 16. No previous
bowling experience required!
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, September 12. 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 September 20.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Jack Hardman Patricia Griffiths Sue Dewey
Membership: 662 as of August 12
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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, September 26, 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
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.
HELP FOR VETERANS
Are you a veteran than needs help with yardwork, light home repairs, running errands, etc.? Or, do you know of a vet than can use this
type of assistance?
If so, please register at the DAV site and post information about the help you need. Visit https://dav.force.com/volunteerforveterans/s/
If you would like to help a veteran, register on this site as a volunteer (you do not need to be a veteran to volunteer). As opportunities
arise in our area, you will receive an e-mail alert and can then decide whether you want to reach out to a veteran.
The fire department’s community outreach team will provide CPR/AED training 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 Monday,
September 30, from 1- 5 p.m. Please register September 3-25.
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 9:30-11:45
D. Bridge 12:15 Bunco, Euchre 12
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.
9/2: Closed Table Tennis 6:30-9
9/16: Wii Bowl 9-11 9/26: Trip
9/30: CPR 1-5
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 Trivia, 2nd Fri., 1 p.m.
9/10: Bld pressure, Sugar 11:45 9/20: Lunch Learn 12
Exercise 9, 10 9/7: Trip
Congregate Lunch 11:30 9/7, 14, 28: In-service
Mah Jongg 1 p.m. 9/14: Marigold Festival
9/4: Board Meeting 12:30
9/18: Layers History 1:30 Sunday:
9/18: Vets meeting 6 9/8: Happy Grandparents’ Day
9/25: Flu shots 1:30-3
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
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 about six months in advance; check with the senior center for dates.
Sept. 7-13 Canada
Please park in the back and report to Carolyn at the bus. The bus departs at 8 a.m.
Sept. 26 Snooty Fox
At the request of members, a second trip to Snooty Fox is being offered. You will visit five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati
area providing fashions and household items with 15% discount on purchases. Refreshments served at each stop; lunch is included.
Cost is $44 per person. Last day to register is September 17.
Please park in the back and report to Carolyn at the bus. The bus departs at 9 a.m.
Oct. 23 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. Last day to register is September 25. 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 of 5 p.m.
Dec. 2 Christmas of Yesteryear
(note changes from previous issue)
Ron Retzer and others will offer old-time Christmas favorites and memorable songs of praise at the Villa Milano in Columbus. Included is
a family-style meal with chicken, another meat, mashed potatoes, vegetable, pasta dish, dessert, and beverage. There is no gift shop at
this site. Cost is $69; members register September 3, non-members September 17, and the last day to register is October 22. Departure
is 9:30 a.m. with approximate return of 3:30 p.m.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
The next Tai Chi session will be for current students only and offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting September 27 (no class November
15). Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration starts August 30. Please note that refunds are not
issued once the first class is held. It may be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors before registering. The next time a
new class will be offered for beginners will be December 6.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise and 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 to members 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.
I’ve learned….that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person
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.
Sept. 12: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Sept.18: St Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
Sept. 24: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd., 5-6:30, 236-5970
Sept. 28: Huber Heights Church of God, 5-6:30, 233-3137
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.
Exercise: cancelled Sept. 18
Cong. Lunch: cancelled Sept. 20
Chair Chi: not scheduled Sept. 20
Tai Chi: not scheduled Sept. 20
D. Bridge: small room Sept. 30
Closed: Sept. 2
*Thanks to August newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Debbie Lykins, Lou Brown, Barb Schultz, Ruth Krupp, Loretta Cooper,
Maggie Krupp, Jim Leek.
*Thanks to Richard Klinedist, Jerry, Nottingham, and Jim Boggs for grilling the hot dogs for the wiener roast and to the large number of
volunteers who helped set up and clean up. Thanks also go to Norma Freedline for getting the pop, Rich for the sauerkraut, Judy
Blankenship for vacuuming, and to Netta Hawkins for stoically chopping 3½ pounds of onions!
*Thanks to Judy Blankenship for carrying the banner in the parade.
*Many thanks go to VFW Post 3283 for the flag donation.
*Thanks to Liz Gitzinger and Netta Hawkins for working at the senior center table at National Night Out.
*Mah Jongg leader, Janet Fulton, created an impressive display to enhance this Chinese game, complete with Chinese food, decorations,
and an interactive Year of the Pig game.
*Special thanks go to the McCabes for donating funds to cover the professional installation of the mirrors.
*Special thanks go to Lynn Brown for serving as the previous Newsletter Mailing Chairperson for three years.
*The pizza party was a big hit with great entertainment, door prizes, dancing, pizza trivia, and the consumption of 20 pizzas!
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.
Fall semester began August 26. Information on registration and class details were not available at the time of this printing. Please check
with the senior center for updates.
*Mirrors are now installed on the west wall but may be covered by a curtain. The mirrored wall is available for all to use to support their
*Starting with October events, a member may obtain/purchase two tickets instead of four tickets.
*The community movie will feature Coco at 8 p.m. on September 28 at the Eichelberger Amphitheater. Bring blankets, lawn chairs.
*The Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society offers displays of photos and memorabilia of historic homes and businesses,
history of the schools, the development of the city, photos from yearbooks, old newspapers, and more. You can browse (call first to make
sure someone is there or to make an appointment) or even hold your high school reunion there with lunch provided! If you have
documents, photos, or items pertaining the city, schools, or community, the society can scan or copy most anything you are willing to
share. Contact Pat Stephens at 937-974-5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAH JONGG SCORES
Belinda Davis 21wins Irene Lader 12
Janet Fulton 17 Susan Kendall 7
Gladys Williams 12 Anna Lawson 4
Mary Bish 3 Barb Schultz 3
Arlene Gambill 3 Susan Spacht 10
Judy Fauver 1 Connie Kors 13
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
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)
Computer Basics: Sept. 16, 2-4
Social Media Basics: Sept. 23, 2-4
3D Printing: call for dates
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.
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 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.
Sept. 19, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title is
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
Sept. 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Stirring Up Food and Memories: A cookbook can contain more than recipes, it can be a historical document for
your family. One that contains the stories behind the food. Preparing food and family dinners can evoke memories and emotions; as you
eat, you may think of family, friends, and events related to those foods. Learn how to create and organize your own family cookbook to
save not just recipes, but the memories of those important to you.
*The Board approved revising the policy on the number of tickets a member may obtain. For many years, there was a two-ticket limit. Six
years ago, it was increased to four tickets but there has been consistent negative feedback about this. In order to retain newer members
and provide more opportunities for all, the center will return to the two-ticket limit starting with October events.
*Discussed the challenge of finding consistent volunteers to set up tables and chairs for big events and tear down afterwards. Also
discussed and agreed upon was starting the cleanup process after the entertainment/program ends.
*Board voted to purchase a new dry erase board and smaller bulletin board.
*The Board appointed Barb Schultz as the Newsletter Mailing Chairperson.
If you can make a firm commitment to help set up tables and chairs for the following event, please contact Pat.
Sept. 20, Lunch & Learn: set up time to be determined.
Just a heads up that free tickets for the upcoming masquerade party will be available for members (two ticket limit) beginning October 1.
The party will be held Wednesday, October 30, with food, prizes, costume contest, and more. More details in the next issue.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Sept. 14: Marigold Festival
Sept. 16: Wii Bowling
Sept. 18: Layers of History
Sept. 20: Lunch & Learn
Sept. 25: Flu shots
Sept. 30: CPR class
Oct. 10-13: Community garage sale
Oct. 19: Social
Oct. 22: Medicare consults
Oct. 30: Masquerade party
Nov. 4: AARP Driver class
Nov. 13: Penny auction
Nov. 15: Social
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Family of Milvi Wilson
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
11 Mary Ritchey
18 Mary Jane Stewart
25 Ron Bielak
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon