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Volume 2019 No. 1 January 2019
SOUP LUNCH & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER
Be warm and cozy on a winter day at the Soup Lunch from 11:30-1 on Wednesday, February 13 (snow date Feb. 15*). Your fellow
members from the Ways and Means Committee are putting on a winter fundraiser that will include a delicious lunch and a bake sale.
Tickets are on sale now; if enough tickets have not been sold by January 31, the Board will decide on February 1 if the fundraiser will still
be held. Those making soup or bake sale items may want to wait to purchase ingredients.
Lunch will include soup, ½ sandwich, crackers, dessert, and tea, coffee. Tickets cost $6 each and there is no ticket limit since this a
fundraiser. Please have the exact change or write a check since the desk is limited in making change. You can also shop at the bake
sale for an extra treat to take home and participate in a 50/50 raffle if you wish. You may bring non-members to enjoy the event and
maybe they will want to become members.
A sign-up sheet is at the desk to volunteer to make soup (bring already heated in crockpot), baked goods, and/or work a shift. Please
sign up to help! If you can't bring food or help work, monetary donations of any amount are gladly accepted.
*Weather Procedure: if schools close on February 13 for snow/ice reasons, the event will be held February 15 but IF the schools close
only because of cold temperature/wind chill and snow/ice is not the primary issue, then the lunch will still be held on February 13. Please
leave both dates open and be prepared with your donations for either day.
Congratulations to the following who were elected to the 2019 Board of Trustees. President: Jim Boggs Trustees at Large
Vice Pres: Bruce Enix Betty Beery Norma Freedline
Secretary: Ninetta Hawkins Judy Blankenship Richard Klinedinst
Treasurer: Liz Gitzinger Carolyn Freeman
Thanks to all (83) who turned out to vote and to Alma French for serving as the Nominating Chair. Also, thanks to Lynn and Lou Brown
for assisting. Special thanks go to all who ran for a board position; your willingness to serve is appreciated!
Current members may renew membership to the senior center either in person or by mail beginning January 2. Dues remain at $20 per
person and need to be paid by January 31. New applicants should apply in person.
Renew by mail:
· Only for those who have already signed the general liability waiver.
· Include check and note if any changes to address, phone, emergency contact.
· Membership card held here unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included.
Honorary members (90+):
Free of charge but you must update your application each year either in person or by calling 233-9999. Those turning 90 by March 1,
2019 are honorary members.
All skill levels can participate in this make and take art project taught by artist, Terri Lynn, from the Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery. You
will complete an 9 x12 acrylic painting of a winter scene with a birdhouse and cardinal; see picture on bulletin board). Class will be held 9:
30 - approx. 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 with a snow date of January 30 if the center closes for weather. The cost is $15 and all
supplies are furnished. Please register January 2-18 (by noon). Class is limited to 10.
To be eligible to participate in center activities and to receive the monthly newsletter, you must be a current member. Dues are $20
(checks preferred); there is no extra charge for non-residents. Renewal is due every January. Please make sure that you receive a new
membership card when you join or renew (includes honorary members). Those joining for the first time will receive a welcome packet
(one per family). All are required to sign a general liability waiver.
New members are welcome anytime; seniors must be at least fifty to join and their younger spouses are welcome to join. Those turning
90 by March 1 are honorary and not charged the membership fee; however, an application must be on file and updated every January.
Interested seniors may be permitted to visit three times before joining. Dues are reduced to $5 October through December for first-time
applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.
BLOOD PRESSURE & SUGAR
Feel welcome to walk in for the following screening (no fasting required). Open to seniors in the community. Unavoidable short-notice
cancellations may occur at times.
Tuesday: January 8, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
Spring Semester Begins
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 starts 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.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 30.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, January 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.
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: order Jan. 22 lunch by noon on Friday, January 18.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Kathleen O’Brien Richard Stidham Jeanne Johnson
Lynn McGriff Jo Ann Northern Larry Kinsler
Membership: 712 as of December 14, 2018
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.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start January 3 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 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.
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 January 4. 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. A new beginner class
will be held in the spring. For those considering this, it may be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors. Weather: please
be prepared for class to extend an additional week or more in the event the center closes for weather.
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
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, January 31, and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with
you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class. Notary service is available as well. Thanks to Marina Dodaro for providing
*Thanks to December newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Lusta Anderson, Patti Jessee, Jo Ann Weese, Ruth Krupp, Gerri
Primm, Sonnie Clifton, Netta Hawkins, Betty Goard, Richard Connor.
*Thanks to Debbie Boggs for organizing the receptionist meeting and to Officer Ed Savard for the presentation on security.
*Thanks to all who donated toys for the VFW project. The collection box did not make it to the senior center but the toys got to the right
place, thanks to Gloria Cwiklinski.
*The following did a great job decorating the senior center for the holidays: Liz Gitzinger, Roy & Violet Wells, Judy Blankenship, Jim &
*The Christmas Luncheon provided a scrumptious lunch of tender roast beef, tri-color potatoes, vegetable medley, and bread pudding
provided by Dayspring with live entertainment provided by Elmcroft. It was very festive and included a visit from a surprise elf (Sharon
Decker). Thanks to the following for setting up: Jim Arcaro, David McLaine, Judy Blankenship, Carolyn Freeman, Liz Gitzinger, Judy
Gaskill, Margie Boughter and to Margie for serving as the emcee.
*Thanks to Sharon Decker for taking the food donations to the pantry and to all who made contributions.
*Special thanks to all who made donations to the senior center in memory of Angie Ryan.
*Welcome to new advertiser, Danbury Senior Living.
*Many thanks go to Jerry Parisi from I Supply Company in Fairborn for donating many paper products for the upcoming soup lunch
*Very special thanks go to the 2018 Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs!
January 14: Garden Court will provide supplies so you can hand stitch an easy, felt, make-up bag with a flower decoration at 9:30 a.m.
Please see the sample on the bulletin board. Registration will begin December 19; seating limited to 10. Phone calls accepted.
January 28: The Landings of Huber Heights will sponsor a craft project featuring a lighthouse that lights up; see sample on the bulletin
board. The activity will be held at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins January 4; phone calls accepted. Seating limited to 20.
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.
1/14: Craft, purse 9:30 Table Tennis 6:30-9
1/21: Closed 1/31: Renewals due, please
1/28: Craft, lighthouse 9:30
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
1/8: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45
Exercise 9, 10
Congregate Lunch 11:30
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
1/2: Board Meeting 12:30
1/2: Make tax appts.
1/23: Paint class 9:30
1/30: Board meeting 12:30
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
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.
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach (register by 2/7)
May 8: Snooty Fox (register 2/20)
June 19: Ricky Nelson Tribute (register 3/19)
June 23-25: Soaring Eagle (register 2/7, 1 p.m.)
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.
*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
*The bulletin board in the great room includes documents such as the By-Laws, Travel Policy, and more.
*If you have seen/heard entertainers that would be good at the socials, please contact Pat. If you can get their business card, that is
*The vending machine now includes Lemon Brisk Tea instead of water.
Snowbirds should contact Pat to make arrangements to receive or stop your newsletter while you are at your winter address. The same
start and stop dates you give to the Post Office are the dates needed by the senior center.
The senior center will be closed on January 1 and January 21.
Member, Dottie Ramler, made a lovely quilt and donated it to the senior center so it could be used as a fundraiser. A silent auction was
held in December and generated $200. Thanks to Dottie and to all who placed a bid!
Carving: carving cancelled on Tuesdays
in Feb. and March if center closes
for weather on Wed. or Fri. previous week
Closed: Jan. 1, 21
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)
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.
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. beginning February 1 through April 12. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only;
call 233-9999 beginning January 2. 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. Note: City tax, farm, business
returns will not be prepared.
Make sure you have All documents to file your return:
*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 from 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
*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
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.
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.
Jan. 10: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Jan. 16: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 5:30-7, 233-3137
Jan. 22: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Jan. 26: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Friendship is not created by what we give, but more by what we share. It makes a whole world of things easier to bear ~ Unknown
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: Jan. 7, 2-4
Social Media Basics: Jan. 28, 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.
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 10-11:00 a.m: Talk Tables: Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual
atmosphere? Talk Tables provide a place to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.
Jan. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m: Home Fire Safety: this presentation includes developing an exit plan with two ways out, having a designated
outside meeting place, and other home fire safety tips. Watch a burn video to see how quickly a fire can spread.
Jan. 17, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: A monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title is Unsub by Meg Gardiner. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
Bring the grandkids!
Jan. 15, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Meet 4 Paws for Ability: Meet one of the adorable service dogs from 4 Paws for Ability. This Xenia-based
organization places highly-trained dogs with disabled children and veterans. Learn about their training and see doggie demonstrations.
This program is intended for children in grades K-4.
TRAVEL TIPS: Passports
Did you know that there are passport books and passport cards? Application forms are available at the Auto Title Office located at 6108
Passport Card: can be used if you do not travel by air or use it for international travel. It is good for motor vehicle use only (automobile,
truck, or bus) and only to Canada or Mexico. Cost is $65. It could also be used for certain Caribbean cruises but you would need to
check with your travel agent first.
Passport Book: If you want to travel by air or if you plan to go international besides Canada or Mexico, you should get the passport book.
Fees: (as of May, 2018)
If you have never applied for a passport before:
$145 total for a passport book, $65 for a passport card, $175 for a passport book and a passport card. Both the passport book and the
passport card are good for 10 years.
Renewal: if previous passport book was issued less than 15 years ago, cost is $110.
If passport card renewal was issued less than 15 years ago, cost is $30.
Time: applying for a new passport card or passport book or passport renewal by mail will take up to 8 weeks.
Expedited passport renewals by mail cost an additional $60 in government fees and take 2-3 weeks to process.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Feb. 13: Soup Lunch Fundraiser
Feb. 21: Activity at The Landings
MAH JONGG SCORES
Gladys Williams 16 wins
Janet Fulton 12
Connie Kors 6
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Family of Barbara Grayson
Family of Doug McDermott
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
8 Mary Jane Stewart
26 Marge Kohorst
29 Mary Ritchey
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon