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Volume 2019 No. 3                        March 2019

TAX ASSISTANCE
Free income tax return preparation by VITA/AARP Certified Tax-Aid Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. through April 12. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only; call 233-9999. Each person must have a separate
appointment unless filing jointly. If you request a specific tax counselor, this may increase your waiting time. Note: City tax, farm, business
returns will not be prepared.
Make sure you have All documents:
*Documents for all sources of 2018 income (e.g., all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA Social Security, unemployment & disability
income, interest, dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.)
*Form 1095-A form the Marketplace if claiming the Premium Tax Credit for medical insurance.
*Medical/Rx expense and property tax information even if not itemizing.
*If planning to itemize deductions, expense information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx, property taxes, mortgage interest and
charitable contributions).
*MUST bring: a copy of your 2017 Tax Return, government issued photo ID for yourself AND spouse (if filing jointly), Social Security card
(s) (yourself AND spouse AND dependents listed on your return), and proof of medical insurance. Otherwise your tax return may not be
prepared.
Cancellations: if you need to cancel, please call the center as soon as possible so your space can be filled; call even if it is the same day
as your appointment. A future appointment cannot be guaranteed if you cancel.
Weather Procedure: if the Huber Heights Schools close for weather, the senior center will close. A member of the tax team will call you in
the morning that day to reschedule your appointment for the same time on the next available Tuesday. Please note you might not
recognize the name or number if you have caller ID. Since Tuesday will be the official make-up day for weather cancellations, those with
appointments may want to keep Tuesdays open.

LUNCH & LEARN
The Road to the Civil War
Be impressed with an impersonation of the Lincolns by Jim Crabtree and Teena Baldridge who will describe life during the Civil War era.
Enjoy lunch and this presentation at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. Free tickets (limit 4) will be issued to members beginning
February 11, non-members on March 8.  Last day to obtain ticket is March 12. This lunch and program is sponsored in full by StoryPoint.

SPRING SOCIAL
The first social of the year will be held on Friday, April 12. Dinner will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
The menu includes roast pork loin, chicken cordon blue, whipped potatoes and gravy, Sonoma blend vegetables, Waldorf salad, and
mini tarts (coconut cream, chocolate, butterscotch, cherry cheesecake). Tickets will be sold March 5 - April 3 and cost $13 per person.
Guest tickets will be available March 29 if any remain. Entertainment will feature the return of Brian Brenner who will sing a variety of
songs. Brian was a huge hit last year!

FLOWER WORKSHOP
Divine Flowers and Gifts will offer a beginner floral workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4. This class will consist of a three
flower vase with greenery, baby’s breath or other filler, and your choice of flowers, colors, and a pick or bow to accent your arrangement.
You will learn the proper way to cut stems, arrange the flowers, and care for them. All supplies are provided. Ten students are required
for the workshop to be held and the cost is $8 per person. Register by February 28. Divine Flowers and Gifts is a full service flower shop
located at 7815 Waynetown Blvd.

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.

LINE DANCE CLASSES  
A new eight-week session for members only will start March 1 for both the beginner and intermediate class. Cost is $20 and due when
registration begins February 14. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is held.
Beginner class is from 9:30-10:30 and the intermediates are 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. Weather: please be prepared for class to extend an
additional week or more in the event the center closes for weather.
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: March 12, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.

EXERCISE CLASS
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
Wednesdays. The spring semester started January 7.
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. Please contact Pat for registration information.

TRIVIA TIME
A friendly, informal trivia game is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (March 8). Chris from The Laurels conducts this
intriguing and fun game and provides prizes. All you bring is a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and women.
During tax season, the group will meet in the lounge.

MEETING SCHEDULE
Board of Trustees: 11:30 a.m. (note time) on Wednesday, April 3, off-site.
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Open to all senior center members to meet the Board, ask questions, and make
suggestions/comments.

HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, March 14. 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.  
                                                                    
CONGREGATE LUNCH
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 March 20.

WELCOME  
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Barry Mobley                Frances Walker        Carol Carroll
Sandy Brankamp        Lorna Coons                Peggy Combs
Eugene Deeter                Robert Wells                Kenneth Franke
Linda Franke                Nina Hatfield                Terri Lussier
Rita Jordan                Jill-Ann Bryant        Carole Lenehan
David Center                Jay Ward                Janette Veintimilla
Tamela Womack        James Womack        Norma Raber
Hal Loeschke
Membership: 523 as of February 15
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.

TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)  
A new Tai Chi class for current students only will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting March 8. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-
week session and due when registering. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is held. Weather: if the center closes
for weather, please be prepared for the make-up class to be held on the first available Monday at 11:15. Note: no class on March 1, April
12.
A new beginner class will begin on May 24; it may be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors before registration begins.
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 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 March 1.

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, March 28, 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.

PENNY AUCTION
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Free tickets will be issued
to members beginning March 25; 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!

KUDOS CORNER   
*Thanks to February newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Sonnie Clifton, Joel Wells, Gerri Primm, Lou Brown, Richard Conner.
*Thanks to Barbara Farina for calculating the attendance statistics every year.
*Congratulations to the following Tai Chi students who tested and received their blue or gold sash in Tien Shan Pay Yang Style Tai Chi
Chan: Donna Koch an, Dennis Shirk, Jim Boggs, Sharon Lambkin. Aaron Angel from TAMA Martial Arts administered the test.
*Super thanks go to the following for donations for the soup lunch fundraiser: Story point (sandwiches), Cypress Pointe (sandwiches),
MediGold (two cakes & served), I Supply (paper products), and The Landings of Huber Heights (two soups & served).
*Thanks to David MacLaine, Jim Arcaro, and Richard Conner for setting up bingo tables every week.
*Many thanks go to the Ways & Means Committee for organizing and executing the Super Soup Lunch fundraiser that earned $718.50.
Special thanks to Margie Boughter (chair) and Jan Wishon (assistant).

VOLUNTEER NEEDED
The senior center would like to continue to be represented in the Fourth of July parade and let the community know that the senior
center is here for them. Parade Chairman or co-chairmen are needed to organize this effort. The Chair Chi/Tai Chi participants have
offered to walk again and do their fan routine which was very well received last year. If you do not want to deal with a float this year, you
can implement different ideas. Guidance from previous chairmen and committee members is available and you can set up a committee to
help. Please contact Jim Boggs at 572-0727 or see Pat if you are interested. Planning needs to start soon.

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

Monday:                        Thursday:
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.
3/4: Flower class 10                Table Tennis 6:30-9
3/18: Garden Goals 9:30                                
        
Tuesday:                        Friday:        
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.
3/12: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45  Tax Appts. 9-3
                              

Wednesday:                        Sunday:                        
Exercise 9, 10                        3/10: Daylight Saving Time begins
Tax Appts. 9-3                
Congregate Lunch 11:30                 
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.                                 
Games 6:30-9                        
3/20: Lunch & Learn 12

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.
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.
Check the bulletin board for trip details. 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.
2019 Trips  
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach
May 8:                Snooty Fox
June 19:       Ricky Nelson Show
June 23-25:  Soaring Eagle
Sept. 7-13:   Canada (register 3/7, 1 p.m.)
Dec. 2:         Christmas of Yesteryear (register 9/3)

May 8                Snooty Fox  
Back by popular demand is a visit to 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 $46 per person.  Members register February
20, non-members March 6, last day to register is April 11.
      
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. Members register March 19, non-members April 2, last day to sign up is April 22.

Sept. 7-13        Canada
Visit the senior center or call soon for information on registration.

GARDENING GOALS
Early Spring Plants
Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant department at Knollwood Garden Center, will
offer information on early spring plants to use in the garden, the benefits of such plants, and the best ones to choose for your garden.
Sun, shade, or both. Barb will bring some samples, talk about the needs for the particular plant, and about proper planting and care. Join
Barb at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at the senior center.  Please register starting March 4; phone calls accepted.
Activity change: pinochle set-up time may be delayed.

WEATHER PROCEDURE
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 when possible).
 
TIDBITS
*In 2018, over 16,000 people signed in at the senior center with a daily average of 70; these are low calculations since not everyone
signs in.
*Please note that the bank will not accept checks dated 2018. It can easily and quickly be corrected by writing in the correct date and
your initials.
*A group of retired senior professionals who share their skills and experiences with our youths and adults. For information call 937-371-
7802 or visit www.thesuccesscenterfoundation.weebly.com
*If you would like to be part of the kitchen crew for a social, please sign the clipboard located on the microwave counter or possibly on the
desk ledge. The kitchen crew enjoys the benefit of going through the buffet line first. Please call Jim at 572-0727 if you have questions.
*The desk is not equipped to make change easily; if you cannot write a check, please have the exact amount of cash available; thank you.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Carving:        carving cancelled on Tuesdays
                        in March if center closes
                        on Wed. or Fri. previous week
Chair Chi:        no class March 1
Tai Chi:        no class March 1
P. Bridge:        in big room March 7
Pinochle:        start time delayed March 4, 18
Cong. Lunch:        cancelled March 20
Exercise (10):        cancelled March 20

SOUPER EVENT!
I am speechless, can you believe that?! I really want to thank everyone that came through with donations of soups, condiments, baked
goods, monetary donations, and thank those who purchased tickets (85). You made our soup lunch/bake sale fundraiser a success.
A huge thanks goes to all volunteers, especially my co-chair, Jan Wishon, and my committee; Liz Gitzinger, Connie Kors, Linda Leeks,
and Norma Freedline. Thanks, also, to all who signed up to volunteer. If you were not called to work this time, your willingness to help is
appreciated and, hopefully, there will be future opportunities. Those who worked at the event include Barbara Farina, Kris Williamson,
Janee Walski, Barb & Philip DeiDorlori, Netta Hawkins, Alma French, Jan Malone, Joy Randolph, Jan Wishon, Liz Gitzinger, Connie Kors. I
know there were many more that assisted in the big job of setting up and cleaning up; you are all greatly appreciated! And a very special
thanks to Pat Larson for all of her efforts in obtaining donations.
I also want to thank Shelly Fidler, with Landings of Huber Heights for the soup she brought and helped serve, Kristy Osting with Story
Point for chicken and ham salad sandwiches, Poetry Potts with Cypress Point for ham salad croissants, and Linda Ankney with MediGold
for bringing and serving the wonderful cakes, and to I Supply for the paper product donations.
Our many soups (over 15) included: chicken rice, bean, chili (several kinds), vegetable, minestrone, broccoli cheese, chicken taco,
beef/chicken fiesta, chicken corn noodle, chicken noodle, bean & ham, potato, Olive Garden's potato, I may have missed some, but they
were all delicious.
Patti Jessee won the door prize of a basket filled with specialty soups and Tom Baker won $69 in the 50/50 raffle. The soup lunch raised
a grand total of $718.50.  Again, thanks for your support!           ~ Margie Boughter, Ways & Means Committee Chair

MEET & GREET
New members will be invited to a Meet & Greet breakfast on Friday, May 3. Eligible members include those who will join this year by April
22 and those who joined October-December in 2018 and renew this year by April 22. More information will be available in the April issue.

REFLECTION
Irish Friendship Wish: May the hand of a friend always be near you

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.
Mar 14:   First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Mar 23:   HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Mar 26:   Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970

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:        March 4, 2-4
Computer Applied:          March 18, 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.  

March 5, 12,19, 26, 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.

March 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lost Dayton, OH: local writer and academic librarian Andrew Walsh talks about his book Lost Dayton, OH.  
Walsh shares stories and photos of sites that helped make Dayton a center of innovation, now lost to history. Copies of the book will be
available for purchase and autographing.  

March 19, 7- 8 p.m. Flyers in the Finals: 1967 NCAA Tournament: piloting a young basketball team, coach Don Donoher lands a bid for
his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship. All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories,
including upsets of three top ten teams, to reach the national finals. There Dayton encounters Kareem Abdul Jabbar and John Wooden’s
UCLA Bruins, a team at the dawn of one of the most amazing dynasties in sports history.  Join historian Mike Williams to relive the Dayton
Flyer’s greatest run in the Big Dance.

March 21, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title is Collared by David Rosenfelt. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.

Bring the grandkids!
March 23,  2 - 3 p.m. Irish Dance Demo and Lesson: learn a bit about Irish history, music, and culture along with some basic steps of
traditional Irish dance. Presented by McGovern Ceili Dancers. For children K-4 and families.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
April 5:        Membership meeting
April 12:        Social
April 24:        Penny Auction
May 3:        Meet & Greet
May 15:        Advanced Directives
May 17:        Social-Bingo Bash

MAH JONGG SCORES  
January
Belinda Davis 13        Janet Fulton 7
Connie Kors 7                Anna Lawson 5        
Barbara Schultz 2        Patty Jessee 11
Barb Palmer 3                Susan Kendall 7
Gladys Williams 5        

Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play

RAYS OF SUNSHINE  
Get Well
Teri Wilson
Karen Hubler
Art Couturier
Judy Fauver
Sherri Johnson
Dick Wetz

Thinking of You
Sue Hand
Milvi Wilson
Sheri Bauman

Sympathy
Family of Barbara Campbell
Elizabeth Kirsch in memory of her husband, Richard
Jeanne Bond in memory of her sister, Loretta
Family of David Norman

Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866

BRIDGE TOP SCORE
January
3        Gordon Meyer        
10        Tom Graham
17        Gordon Meyer
24        Gayle Woodward

Bridge Coordinator
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party:             Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon