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Volume 2017 No. 8 AUGUST 2017
SUMMER DAZE SOCIAL
Beat the heat and relax at the senior center social on Saturday, August 19. Feel free to wear shorts, flip flops, sun hats, sundresses, or
other comfortable and casual clothes to this very informal event. The buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and will be catered by Rob’
s. The menu includes summertime foods with BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, fruit, rolls, cookies, and brownies. Tickets
cost $12 per person and will be sold through August 8. Non-members may purchase tickets beginning August 3 if any remain.
Entertainment will feature singer, Jody Anderson.
TWO CENTERS MIXER
“Good Old Country Fair”
Members from the Huber Heights and Vandalia Senior Centers are invited to mix and mingle while enjoying live entertainment and
refreshments at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25, at the Vandalia Senior Center. Next year, the plan is to hold this event at the Huber Heights
Senior Center. This mixer replaces the corn hole tournament that was held for years. The sponsor carrying on the tradition of our two
centers getting together continues to be Pam Hall with Friendship Village. Members from each center will be seated together at the same
table to make it easier to meet. Each center will register its own members with a limit of 40 per center. Huber Heights will issue free tickets
August 1-22 for members. The theme for the event is a Country Fair with clowns, cotton candy, peanuts, popcorn, guess your age game,
prizes, and live entertainment with Magician Tom Bemmes. Bring your best vegetables for country fair judging. This will be a day to make
you smile while remembering the good old country fairs!
LUNCH & LEARN
Common Foot Disorders & Treatment Options
The senior center will hold a Lunch & Learn, sponsored by Cypress Pointe, at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 28. Free tickets will be
available to members August 3 -23. Seating limit of 60. Non-members may register beginning August 22 if any tickets remain.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, a majority of Americans will travel 75,000 miles on their feet by the age of 50.
That’s an amazing 1500 miles per year! Keeping your feet healthy is one way to remain mobile during the aging process. But what
happens when the shoe doesn’t fit - or the toenail hurts, the arch cramps, and the heel aches? Join Dr. Gregory Barbour, podiatrist with
Premier Orthopedics, to learn about common foot disorders and when to seek treatment.
Dr. Barbour is a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Samaritan North Surgery Center. He is also a member of the American
Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, and the Midwest Podiatric Academy. Dr. Barbour sees patients in
Centerville and Huber Heights offices.
Activity cancellations: bridge, Tai Chi, 10 a.m. exercise.
PRESENTATION & DEMO
Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant department at Knollwood Garden Center, will
provide information on caring for succulents which are popular since they are similar to cacti but do not have thorns. In addition, she will
demonstrate how to plant a cactus without getting stabbed! Join Barb at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, at the senior center.
Registration starts August 2. Seating is limited. Phone calls accepted with priority given to those waiting at the desk.
Myths & Facts of Hospice & Pain Meds
Join Carrie Shapiro with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for an interactive discussion and game of Bells & Whistles that focuses on the Myths
and Facts Surrounding Hospice as well as Myths and Facts About Pain Medication. Join a team, ring the bell, blow the whistle on myths,
learn the facts, have some snacks, and maybe win a prize at that! Bring a friend to learn, have your questions answered, and have a little
fun along the way. The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. Please sign the clipboard or call the center if you
can to help us prepare seating and snacks.
Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current electronic computer devices including
games? Drop in and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a
computer class. Drop in on the 1st Thursday at 1 p.m. (Aug. 3) to see Hillary Ricoma. The
3rd Monday slot with Marina will resume in September.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting September 8. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week
session and due when registration begins August 11. Open to members only. 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.
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 currently being offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first
will be ordered.
August Menu (only entrées listed; subject to change)
1: Spaghetti with meat sauce or Fettuccini Alfredo, 2: Chicken Monterey or Mild Italian link, 4: Turkey smoked sausage or Meatloaf, 8:
Cheeseburger macaroni or Spaghetti with meat sauce, 9: Italian chicken or BBQ meatballs, 11: Broiled chicken or Swiss steak, 15:
Hamburger pattie or Sloppy joe, 16: Hot dog or Turkey smoked sausage, 18: Mild Italian link or Fajita chicken, 22: Cabbage roll or
Chicken parmesan, 23: Pepper steak or Italian chicken, 25: Country fried steak, 29: Pinto beans or chicken nuggets, 30: Shredded BBQ
chicken or hamburger.
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. 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.
August 17 Belterra Park Casino
Last day to register is August 3. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. with an approximate return time of 5 p.m. Please park in the back half of
the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus.
Sept. 20 Der Dutchman & Show: What’s Funny After 50?
Enjoy an Amish family-style dinner and a hilarious show and receive a coupon for the unique Carlisle Gift shop. Comedian, Dan St. Paul,
has appeared on television and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and more. Cost is $69.
Oct. 8-14 Maine
Oct. 22-28 Maine
Call 233-9999 to be placed on wait list.
April 6-15 San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Please call/check at the center for November registration dates and trip details.
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: August 8, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
*Thanks to July newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Debbie Lykins, Patty Jessee, Betty Goard, Milvi Wilson, Pam Erbaugh, Joel
Wells, Ruth Krupp, Sonnie Clifton, Clarice Peterson, and Jim & Linda Leek.
*Thanks to our Tai Chi instructors for arranging the self -defense class that 26 members attended.
*Thanks to Bruce Enix for repairing the card tables.
*Thanks to everyone for understanding when the air conditioning was not working and parts were on order.
*Many thanks go to Larry McKever for handling the big job of changing the steam table water on a regular basis and to Jan Malone and
Margie Boughter for keeping up so well with stocking the kitchen supplies.
*Many new member welcome packets were made up by Pat Lokai, Kitty Lokai, Jan Weller, and Kathy McDaniel; thanks so much.
*The new bingo flashboard and blower table were used for the first time on July 1 with Mary Lemaster as the caller. Thanks to Lou Brown
for coordinating this project and to Lou, Art Couturier, and Jim Arcaro for helping install the equipment that has newer features and a
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25, to discuss Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving. 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!
Senior center members, age 60 and over, may join an exercise class any time during the year with the understanding that the full amount
of $25 will be billed, no matter how many weeks remain in the semester. If you have never registered with Sinclair College before, there is
an additional application fee. Classes are taught by a Sinclair instructor and held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and
Wednesdays. First day of class for the fall semester is August 21.
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 with instructor D. Pence. You need to be a member of the
senior center before registering.
Thoughtfulness is to friendship what sunshine is to a garden
A monogrammed wall hanging will be the craft project offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 14. There will be
some painting and gluing involved. Please see the sample posted on the bulletin board. Registration is due by August 9; seating is
limited to 10. Non-member seniors may register beginning August 7 if space remains. Phone calls accepted with priority given to those
waiting at the desk. Thanks to Shelly for providing a craft activity on a quarterly basis.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, August 10. 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.
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.
Veterans or spouses can meet one-on-one with a Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
August 15, to find out about benefits and determine eligibility. This is not for filing claims but old ones can be reviewed if you have
questions about them. Please bring your discharge papers. This is on a walk-in basis. Many thanks go to Lisa Lewber for providing this
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 set up 11:45 this mo. Table Tennis 6:30-9
Table tennis 6:30-9 Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
8/14: Craft 9:30 8/3: Tech Tips 1 pm
8/21: Succulents 9:30 8/3: tickets for Lunch & Learn
8/28: Lunch & Learn 12:30 8/17: Casino trip
8/7: Parks & Rec Input 11:00
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
8/8: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 8/11: Trivia; 2nd Fri. 1 pm
8/1: National Night Out 6 pm 8/25: Mixer 1 pm
8/1: tickets for Mixer
8/15: VA consults 9:30-11:30
Exercise 9, 10 8/19: Summer Daze Social
Congregate Lunch 11:30
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
8/2: Board mtg 12:30
8/9: Hospice speaker 1 pm
8/16: Banjo & More tickets
8/30: Board mtg 12:30
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
A new eight-week session will begin August 17. Cost is $15 and due when registering. 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 the class interesting and fun.
BANJO & MORE
To recognize and celebrate Grandparents Day that was September 10, the senior center is offering a fun afternoon with live
entertainment, apple pie, and ice cream at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. You will enjoy music and entertaining stories by
Glenn Parks. Pie and ice cream will be provided by MediGold who is sponsoring this event in full. All members are welcome to attend.
Please sign the clipboard at the desk or call (not required but appreciated) starting August 22 to help us prepare seating and make sure
there is enough dessert.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Toya White Martha Kurzynowski Patrick Coffey
Trina Cline Darlene Slusser Ronnie Slusser
Caroline Good David Baker Carol Baker
Irma Low Lionel Caldwell Sandra Caldwell
Membership: 657 as of July 17
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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. There has been a small price increase: polo shirts now cost $24 for sizes s, m, l, xl, (xxl for men only) or $29
for 2x, 3x, (1x for women only) with long sleeve shirts costing $22.50 and $27.50. There is a sizing chart at the desk as well as a women’s
xl polo shirt to try on.
*The senior center will begin sending out cards for very special occasions such as 50th, 60th, 70th wedding anniversaries, milestone
birthdays of 90, 95, 100. Please submit details at the desk after checking with the person first for approval to share the happy news.
If you are interested in serving as the Nominating Committee Chair for this year or the Parade Committee Chair for next year, please
contact president, Jim Boggs, at 572-0727.
The Huber Heights Fire Division will teach a Community CPR class 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 Wednesday,
September 6, from 1- 4:30 p.m. Please register beginning August 10.
SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS
You will have the opportunity to learn the American Sign Language alphabet, basic survival signs, and gain more understanding of what
the deaf and hearing impaired deal with on a daily basis. The instructor will also bring in speakers to talk about resources and a guest
who is deaf to further enhance your awareness of the deaf community. Member, Janee Walski, worked as a rehabilitation counselor for
the deaf with the State for 28 years and will offer a free seven-week course beginning September 11. Class will be held on Mondays from
9:30-11. Registration begins August 14; phone calls accepted with priority given to those waiting at the desk. Class is limited to 10
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
Students have been so pleased with this class that the senior center is providing a site for another course. This nationally recognized
program was developed at Boston University and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. Those who
have fallen, find themselves avoiding activities because they are afraid of falling, or are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and
strength may benefit from this interactive program. People who develop a fear of falling often limit their activities which can result in
physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered beginning September 1. Class will be held from
1-3 p.m. on Fridays and taught by a trained coach. It is open to seniors age 60 and up who are able to problem solve, ambulatory or in a
wheelchair, and to those who are younger and disabled. Class consists of lecture, discussion, class participation in exercises (not
strenuous) that are custom tailored to the class (starts week 3), demonstrations such as how to get up from a fall, and more! Students will
receive a workbook and also a certificate based on how many classes are attended. Healthy snacks will be provided. Registration will
begin August 2 and continue through the second class; limited to 12. Phone calls accepted; open to the community.
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights Library.
Computer Classes (2-4 p.m.) may need advance registration or prerequisites.
Computer Basics Aug. 7
3 D Printing Aug. 8
Get Your Read On Aug. 14
Everything Downloadable Aug. 21
Advice for Device Aug. 15, 29
August 5, 10-11: Miniature Garden: Make your own decorative and self-sustaining soda-bottle terrarium; learn how they grow and thrive.
All materials provided. Presented by Karen Findlay; registration requested.
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.
Aug. 10: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Aug. 16: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
Aug. 22: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Aug. 25: Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30
Aug. 26: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
A nationwide event to celebrate relations between law enforcement and the community will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1,
at Wayne High School. The senior center, as well as several other organizations, will be present to provide information and to interact
with the community. There will be demos by the Huber Heights Police K-9, Wayne High School Warriorettes and Band; also available with
be a cruise-in, SWAT, National Guard obstacle course, Careflight (weather dependent), inflatables, food vendors, dunk-a-cop, police and
fire department vehicles, and local health and safety organizations. Free admission and door prizes.
Exercise 10 a.m: cancelled Aug. 28; attend at 9
Tai Chi practice: cancelled Aug. 28
Bridge: cancelled Aug. 28
Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine here from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on September 27 for adults age 18 and up. Call 233-9999 to make
an appointment beginning August 28. Cost is $20 if your insurance does not cover it.
The senior center entered a fantastic float in the 4th of July parade with a theme of “Hug a Vet”, suggested by Lois Freeze. In addition to
the float with many red, white, and blue decorations, the Hug a Vet sign, casket covered with the flag, and Kathy Shilt dressed as the
Statue of Liberty, the entry also consisted of members walking, riding scooters, carrying the American flag and military flags, a decorated
golf cart driven by the senior center president, and the senior center banner. It was a large and impressive entry and one of which to be
Very special thanks go to the Parade Committee of Liz Gitzinger, Kathy & Keith Shilt, Jim & Phyllis Spang, Art & Treva Couturier, and Bob
& Lois Freeze. Dave Johnson, Marty Kurzynowski, and Ralph Gitzinger helped with decorating the float, Keith Shilt drove the float and
generously provided the trailer and golf cart making the entire float a possibility. The committee put in 26 hours of work (including
working in the garage on some very hot days) and four meetings. Art and Keith donated another 47 hours of work. The float took longer
this time because new frames were built with colorful plastic squares inserted into chicken wire to decorate the sides of the float. It was
challenging since over 12,000 squares had to first be separated and then placed in the chicken wire quickly before the glue dried. The
candy, donated by members and some nursing facilities, almost made it to the end of the parade this time! The parade is a very
enjoyable and positive way to promote the senior center; thanks so much to all who helped or participated in any way.
PHOTO OF ART COUTURIER
Caption under photo:
Congratulations to senior center member and former president, Art Couturier, on receiving the Huber Heights City Volunteer of the Year
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.
PARKS & REC PLAN
A consulting firm is currently studying parks and rec feasibility options for the city and would appreciate input from seniors.
Representatives will be at the center at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 7, for about an hour in order to obtain input from you. Please be
seated by 11 a.m. and ready to share your concerns and ideas.
Activity cancellations: no Tai Chi practice, bridge set-up delayed until approx. 12:30.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Sept. 6: CPR/AED class
Sept. 9: Marigold Festival
Sept. 13: Banjo & More
Sept. 27: Flu shots
Oct. 12-15 Community garage sale
Oct. 16: Penny auction
Oct. 18: Medicare speaker
Oct. 19: Lunch & Learn
Oct. 21: Social
Oct. 30: Health plan enrollment here
Nov. 3: Member meeting
Nov. 6: AARP Driver Safety
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
MAH JONGG SCORES
Irene Lader 23 wins Marty Kurzynowski 3
Judy Fauver 17 Janet Fulton 20
Arlene Gambill 5 Susan Spacht 13
Belinda Davis 7 Gladys Williams 17
Patty Jessee 8 Marilyn Willhite 2
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
1 Ron Bielak
4 Gayle Woodward
8 Gordon Meyer
11 Gordon Meyer
18 Ron Bielak
22 Sandy Wilkson
25 Mary Ritchey
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon