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Volume 2018 No. 3 MARCH 2018
LUNCH & LEARN
Untreated Hearing Loss & Dementia
Join Acute Hearing Center at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, for lunch and an informative presentation on how untreated hearing loss
can affect the body in many ways, including contributing to dementia. Seating is limited to 25. Please register in person (two free tickets
per member) by March 7.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.
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 to help us prepare seating. Open to the community.
The first social of the year will be held on Saturday, April 21. Dinner will be catered by Rob’s with the buffet open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
The menu includes Swiss steak, fried chicken, Waldorf salad, scalloped potatoes, corn, and cake. Tickets will be sold March 13 - April 10
and cost $12 per person. Guest tickets will be available April 5 if any remain. Entertainment will feature Brian Brenner, singing a variety of
songs. He has performed for over 25 years and is well-known as an Elvis and Wayne Newton impersonator.
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 at the desk or call; priority is given to those waiting at
Activity cancellation: wood carving
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
The new eight-week session will begin March 1. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins February 8. Open to senior center
members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays. 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. There is a lot of
camaraderie and fun in this class. Please be flexible during the winter months in case make-up classes need to be held due to weather
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 15, 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 this
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.
June 18 Belterra Park Casino
Enjoy a free buffet and $10 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. Members may register April 17, non-members May 1 with the last day May 29.
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
approximate return time of 5 p.m.
July 11 Patsy Cline Tribute at Der Dutchman
Singer Kathleen Bressier delights audiences with her tribute to Patsy Cline and performs her memorable songs. Along with the show is a
family style dinner with chicken, roast beef, trimmings, and dessert, beverage plus a 20% coupons for the gift shop. Cost is $69.
Departure time is 10 a.m. with approximate return of 4 p.m. Members may register beginning April 2, non-members April 16, and the last
day is May 15.
Oct. 22-26 Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Show Trip
See posting on bulletin board.
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: March 13, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
*Thanks to February newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Milvi Wilson, Betty Goard, Gerri Primm, Pat Lokai, Loretta Cooper,
Joann Weese, Richard Conner.
*Thanks to Bruce Enix for designing a diagram of the shelter areas and for building another table mover for card tables.
*In 2017, over 16,000 people signed in at the senior center with a daily average of 66; these are low calculations since not everyone
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, to discuss Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy. 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!
Stacey Luneke, from Sinclair College, offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises. The classes are a nice size to be able to visit
and get to know your fellow students. 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.
Senior center members may join an exercise 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 the semester. The spring semester began January 8. If you factor in the
total numbers of classes per semester, it comes out to less than $1 per class.
If you are 60 and older, there is no additional $20 Sinclair enrollment fee. If younger and you have never registered with Sinclair before,
there will be a one-time additional $20 fee. If you registered previously with Sinclair but it was more than two years ago, you may need to
update the application but the fee is waived.
There is one day per semester when Sinclair comes here to conduct registration to make it convenient for you. If you miss this
opportunity, 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.
Those who wish to sing always find a song
~ Swedish proverb
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, March 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 on March 14.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Emmanuel Rugina Grace Weaver Mary Kosina
Wanda Beamer Tim Porter Linda Porter
Richard Ellis Iris Searcy Pam Hagan
Kyle Teague Harry Heinrich Linda Renner
John Schacht Barb Schacht Bethany Abney
Barbara Miller Annette Kilbury Linda Graves
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.
Progressive Hand & Foot Card Game
You are welcome to drop in at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays to play or learn progressive hand and foot. It can be played with either two, three,
or four players and this version is much quicker than regular hand and foot.
This game is played in the same room with euchre and canasta with bridge in the back rooms. If one activity is full, it is possible you can
play one of the other games (bridge requires a reservation).
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 Prog. Hand & Foot 1:30
Table tennis 6:30-9 Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
3/5: Sign up trip Tech Tips 3rd Thurs. 9:30
Table Tennis 6:30-9
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
3/13: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 Trivia; 2nd Fri. 1 pm
3/20: Garden 9:30 Tax appts. this month
3/27: Penny auction tickets 3/23: Member Meeting12:30
Exercise 9, 10 Sunday:
Congregate Lunch 11:30 Daylight Savings Time Begins
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
Tax appts. this month
3/14: Lunch & Learn 12
3/21: Medicare speaker 1pm
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 registering. 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.
Free income tax return preparation by VITA/AARP Certified Tax-Aid Volunteers will be available at the Huber Heights Senior Center on
Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only. Please call to cancel if you get your
taxes prepared somewhere else; thank you.
Call 233-9999 to make an appointment. If a family needs multiple returns prepared, each person must have a separate appointment
(does not apply to filing jointly). If you request a specific tax counselor, this may increase your waiting time. City tax, farm, rentals,
business returns will not be prepared.
The IRS urges all taxpayers to file a complete and accurate tax return. Make sure you have All the documents to file your return,
including: **Documents for all sources of 2017 income (e.g., all W2 wages, 1099R pension/IRA, SSA Social Security, unemployment &
disability income, interest, dividends, stocks, winnings, etc.), and **Forms 1095-A from the Marketplace for those claiming the Premium
Tax Credit for medical insurance. ** If planning to itemize deductions, expense information is also needed (e.g., medical and Rx, property
taxes, mortgage interest and charitable contributions). Even if not itemizing, bring medical/Rx expense and property tax information.
You MUST bring a copy of last year’s 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
Weather Procedure: tax appointments will not be held when the Huber Heights Schools close for bad weather. Check the television (more
than one channel) as late as 8:30 a.m. for school information that may have changed from a delay to closing. You will be contacted later
with a new appointment.
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 available for men only) or $29 for 2x, 3x, (1x available 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 or it
may be beneficial to try on a friend’s shirt to get an idea of the sizing. Note: all sales final.
For Sale at Desk: new, men’s polo shirt, size xxl, $29.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, off-site
Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23. This meeting is open to all senior center members and offers a chance to meet
your Board of Trustees, ask questions, and make suggestions/comments.
*If you have any contact with the agencies that advertise in this newsletter, either in person or when calling them for information, please
mention that you saw their ad here. This can really help with ad renewals.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center
*Diagrams of the best available refuge areas are now posted throughout the building to aid in seeking shelter in the event of a tornado.
*Starting in April and going through to the following April, Medicare will be mailing new cards that do not include your social security
number. When you receive your new card, you need to destroy the old one; you are welcome to bring your old card to the program
coordinator and it will be shredded while you are here; best time to do this is from 9-1:30.
*Starting mid-March, complimentary copies of the Courier will no longer be available.
*Those who need assistance in opening the restroom door are encouraged to ask
the receptionist, program coordinator, or another member for help with this.
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (March 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. Until tax season is over, this activity will meet in the
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Word Basics March 12, 2-4
Computer Basics March 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.
March 3, 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
March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Kitchen Organizing & Meal Planning: Stop spending money on unhealthy take-out food! Learn how to organize
the kitchen, frig, freezer and pantry, make a shopping list, create a meal plan for the week and tips on food prep to make cooking FUN
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)
With input from the Huber Heights Fire Division, the best available refuge areas in the building have been identified when shelter is
needed from a tornado or other severe weather. Color diagrams are posted throughout the building indicating the best, better, poor, and
danger areas. It may be beneficial for you to study this diagram and note that the green areas reflect the best options with red showing
the worst area (great room).
While you may renew any time during the year, the cut-off to receive the newsletter and to participate in activities and have priority
registration will end this month. Please renew now if you have not done so already.
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Free tickets (limit of 30) will
be issued to members beginning March 27; 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!
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. 8: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Mar. 24: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Mar. 27: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Carving: cancelled March 20
Cong. Lunch: cancelled March 14
Tech Tips: March 15 at 9:30 a.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
April 6: Trip
April 21: Social
April 25: Penny auction
May 4: Meet & Greet
May 15: Lunch & Learn
May 16: Adv. Directives
May 18: Bingo Bash
May 23: Trip
June 1: Balance class
June 6: Lunch & Learn
June 18: Trip
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Rose Winkler in memory of her mother
Family of Jeanette Smith
Kathy McDaniel in memory of her daughter
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
MAH JONGG SCORES
Gladys Williams 17 Judy Fauver 8
Irene Lader 8 Patty Jessee 4
Connie Kors 6 Belinda Davis 5
Margie Boughter 5 Janet Fulton 16
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
4 Ron Bielak
11 Don Payne
18 George Kirby
22 Marge Kohorst
25 Ron Bielak
29 George Kirby
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon