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Volume 2019 No. 11 NOVEMBER 2019
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, November 4. Many insurance
companies offer a premium discount; check with your company; if no discount, this is still a good refresher! Cost is $15 for AARP
members who bring their member number or $20 for non-members (checks or cash,); pay the instructor on arrival. Driver’s license is
required for each participant. To register, call 233-9999 or see the receptionist by November 1. Open to the community. Seating limited.
Refreshments provided by Wright Nursing and Rehab Center.
Schedule Changes: no Tai Chi practice, bridge in small room.
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it all at the Thanksgiving social on Friday,
November 15. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Rob’s. The menu will include turkey and dressing, roast beef,
Waldorf salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, pumpkin and apple pie. The buffet will be open until 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $13 and will
be sold October 10 - November 5. Guest ticket sales begin November 1. Entertainment will feature Edde Osborne on the saxophone. He
performed here previously for a daytime event and was a big hit.
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13. Starting October 24,
free tickets will be issued to members only; limit of two tickets per person. Seating has been increased to 45. 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 number 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!
Note: please put chairs on the racks after the auction is over.
Board of Trustees: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1 (note date/time change).
General Membership Meeting: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1.
Agenda: nominations from the floor for 2020 Board of Trustees. All candidates are encouraged to attend to be introduced.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 12.
Drop in to learn and play Wii bowling when Heartland Insurance Group is here to conduct this fun activity. While you wait your turn to
play, you can enjoy donuts and visit with other players. This month, it will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4. You can either
stand or sit while playing the game and no previous bowling experience is required! This activity needs more participants in order to
continue; please give it a try!
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, November 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.
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 November 29.
Now is a good time to encourage friends, family, neighbors, and new residents to join the senior center. Those who have never been
members before can join for only $5 from October - December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2020.
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: November 12, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Roy Young Mary Cundiff Lillie Wright
Sally Harris Eileen Wade Patricia Hutchins
Mary Wagner Dennis Charek Monica Charek
Elisa Williams Theresa Nichols Deborah Todd
Jackie Coffey Linda Evans Sue Silvers
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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.
GOLDEN CHI (chair chi)
If you want a fun way to exercise while seated in a chair, perhaps Golden Qi is for you. The Tai Chi instructors offer a free chair chi
(Golden Qi) program from 9:45-10:30 on Fridays. The program is designed for those who cannot stand while exercising or have not
exercised in a while. The class focuses on improving breathing, joint and muscle flexibility, and strength by incorporating gentle Tai Chi
movements, occasionally using fans or wooden balls.
VOTE FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
You may vote for the 2020 Board of Trustees from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either Thursday, December 5, or Friday, December 6. It is
suggested that you bring your membership card. Candidate photos with biographies will be displayed in the great room and the back
room; it is possible that more candidates may be added to the display throughout the month.
The Landings of Huber Heights will sponsor a craft project on Monday, November 18, at 9:30 a.m. Stay warm while making an indoor
snowman from 2x4s (see picture on bulletin board). Register October 28 - November 14; phone calls accepted. Non-members may
register November 12 if space is available. Seating limited to 15.
Full page detailed calendar available at the center
or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org
Exercise 9 Wood carve 9-11:30
Tai Chi practice 11:15-12 Bunco, Euchre 12
D. Bridge 12:15 Party Bridge 12:15
Pinochle 11:30 Tech Tips last Thurs. 9:30
Knit, Crochet 1 p.m. Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
11/4: Wii Bowl 9:30 Table Tennis 6:30-9
11/4: Driver class 12-4 11/7: Hometown Showcase 6-8
11/11: Closed 11/14: City event
11/18: Craft 9:30 11/28: Closed
11/25: Board candidates due
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.
11/12: Bld pressure, Sugar 11:45 11/1: Board meeting 10:30
11/1: Member Meeting 12:30
11/15: Social 5:30
Exercise 9 11/3: Daylight Saving Time ends
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
Game Night 6:30-9
11/13: Penny auction 1:30
11/27: Close 12:30
TAI CHI CLASS
Open to Beginners
The next Tai Chi session will be open to both current and beginner students and offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting December 6.
Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration starts November 8. Please note that refunds are not issued
once the first class is held. It may be beneficial to observe a class and talk to the instructors before registering.
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.
Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors or those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may
register for remaining seats. Payment is due when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund
policies are determined by the tour company and senior center. Please check before registering to see if scooters or wheelchairs can be
In order to take advantage of special promotions, it is possible that new trips may be offered on short notice. Check the bulletin board on
a regular basis since the newsletter may not include every trip. Emergency cards: travelers will need to complete a new travel
emergency/waiver card if the previous card is more than a year old.
Overnight & Longer trips: to comply with mailing requirements, details on overnight trips cannot be printed in the newsletter. Registration
for long trips usually begins about six months in advance; check with the senior center for dates.
Dec. 2 Christmas of Yesteryear
Ron Retzer and others will offer old-time Christmas favorites and memorable songs of praise at the Villa Milano in Columbus. Included is
a family-style meal with chicken, another meat, mashed potatoes, vegetable, pasta dish, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $69. Call the
center to be placed on the wait list. Departure is 9:15 a.m. with approximate return of 3:30 p.m.
April 25-May 1, 2020 Atlantic City, NYC, Philadelphia
Check bulletin board for details or call 233-9999.
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.
Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot
~ Hausa Proverb
GET ON BOARD
If you wish to run for a position on the 2020 Board of Trustees, your name and the position you are running for need to be submitted by
November 25. Please call Alma French at 236-6409 to volunteer or you can attend the Membership Meeting on November 1 when
nominations will be taken from the floor.
Note: all nine positions are open for any eligible member. It is helpful to have e-mail, especially for officer positions. If you are running,
please attend the membership meeting on November 1 to be introduced.
Members in good standing, age 50 and over, are eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees. Following is a brief description of duties:
President: Presides at all meetings, appoints committee chairmen, signs contracts, arranges annual audit, spokesperson for the
V.P: Assists president and assumes duties of president when needed.
Secretary: Records minutes of meetings, maintains organized file of all documents.
Treasurer: Pays bills, makes bank deposits, maintains account of all transactions, submits reports, financial records for annual
audit, advisor for three months to incoming treasurer.
Trustee Assists with and backs projects in the interest of the members, works with
At Large: program coordinator to help develop activities and programs.
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the festive social at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. Dinner will be
catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The menu includes beef tips over noodles, Christy’s chicken, AuGratin
potatoes, green bean casserole, seven-layer salad, apple and cherry cobbler. Tickets cost $13 and will be sold November 13 -
December 11. Guest ticket sales open December 6. Entertainment will feature Double Play.
Sinclair was unable to provide an instructor for the fall semester 9 a.m. class and not enough members registered for the 10 a.m. class
that would have had an instructor. As a result, there will not be a Sinclair exercise program for the remainder of this year. Another
attempt will made for the spring semester in January with registration beginning sometime in November. It is unknown at this time if both
classes will be offered for the spring semester.
For now, any member may exercise to a DVD at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no fee and members are reminded to
exercise at their own pace and risk. Currently, there is a small group so it is a good opportunity to meet others as well as exercise.
Note: cancelled November 13.
Tai Chi practice: cancelled Nov. 4
Exercise: cancelled Nov. 13
Game Night: back room Nov. 13
Euchre: cancelled Nov. 14
Bunco, Canasta: cancelled Nov. 14
Bingo: leave tables up, put chairs away Nov. 12
Closed: Nov. 11, 27 (12:30), 28, 29
*Thanks to October newsletter mailing volunteers: Barb Shultz, Ruth Krupp, Gerri Primm, JoAnn Weese, Mary Lemaster, Betty Goard, Jim
*Thanks to Bobbie Markley for checking people in for flu shots.
*Thanks to Carolyn Freeman and Netta Hawkins for making arrangements for a new refrigerator, to the lunch crew for preparing the old
one for recycling, and to Carolyn for being here before 7 a.m. for the pick-up of the old refrigerator.
*Super thanks go to new members, Rick Nolan and James Womack, for volunteering to help Jim Arcaro set up bingo tables and chairs
*Liz Gitzinger and Sonny Swafford have mowed and trimmed the front garden this summer. In addition, Liz coordinates the irrigation
*Special thanks go to Bruce and Vevia Enix for painting the east wall. They have now painted two long walls in the great room.
*The fall decorations were put up by Bruce & Vevia Enix, Jim & Deb Boggs, Liz Gitzinger, and Judy Blankenship.
*The active shooter Lunch and Learn and the Layers of History were both great events; thanks to Vevia Enix and Barbara Farina for
*Thanks to Lou Brown for handling the annual bingo inventory.
*Thanks to Art Couturier for getting ice machine filters.
*Bruce Enix, Jim Boggs, and Jerry Nottingham installed the new dry erase board; thanks for their hard work.
*Thanks to all who donated Halloween candy for the fire department to distribute on Beggars’ Night.
*Thanks to Debbie Boggs for the table donation for the kitchen.
*Thanks to the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, for the 2020 calendars.
*Many thanks go to Alma French, Tracie Kiser, and Lou & Lynn Brown for serving on the Nominating Committee this year.
There will be a birthday cake on the second Tuesday (Nov. 12) of each month for bingo players celebrating a birthday that month. They
will be recognized and served a piece of cake first before it is set out for others. The cakes are being donated anonymously and many
thanks are extended for this act of kindness and generosity.
* Daylight Saving Time ends November 3; set clocks back one hour.
*Board of Trustees candidate information will be displayed in the great room and back room; more candidates may be added throughout
*Christmas concert at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 7. Live music, Santa, free hot chocolate, cookies.
*There is a new container to recycle plastic bottles in addition to the pop can container. Please empty bottles and cans before placing in
the container; thanks.
*There is now a bulletin board in the back hallway for community news, services, special events, and more.
*You may have noticed a new sign in the parking lot for Wounded Warriors. This is for men and women who were injured while serving in
combat, for those receiving a medal of valor, or purple heart.
*Leaf collection begins November 4. Schedules are available at the senior center.
*If you move or are a snowbird, please inform the center of your new address by the 15th of the month in order to avoid interruption in
receiving your newsletter.
MAH JONGG SCORES
Belinda Davis 19 wins
Janet Fulton 8 Susan Kendall 6
Gladys Williams 7 Anna Lawson 6
Mary Bish 9 Barb Shultz 2
Arlene Gambill 1 Susan Spacht 13
Connie Kors 3 Irene Lader 10
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
If you would like to try your hand at carving, drop in at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to observe and talk to the carvers to see what
is involved. It is surprising how quickly a person can pick this up and make real progress. The time to learn is now while the experienced
carvers are here to teach you.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
The collection box for non-perishable foods will be in the great room during November and December. Thank you for any donations you
make to the FISH food pantry.
FISH is operated by volunteers and serves residents of Huber Heights. The pantry also accepts shampoo, deodorant, laundry and dish
detergent, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, paper and plastic grocery bags and monetary donations. No baby food, used or partially
open packages, clothing or household items are accepted.
If you can help deliver the donations to the food pantry, please see Pat.
KNIT & CROCHET
Currently, the group consists of about 12-15 people who work on their own projects while visiting with each other. Joan Coff is available
to teach beginners and everyone shares knitting and crochet tips. The group meets at 1 p.m. on Mondays.
The senior center will be closed on November 11, 27 (at 12:30), 28, 29.
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 is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years).
Donations should not be wrapped. This program, Toys for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and
gift bags may also be donated. The collection box is expected to be here the middle of November. The last day to make donations is
tentatively December 12.
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools 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 senior center recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when possible)
TAX PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for the AARP Tax-Aide group at the Huber Heights Senior Center (HHSC). Tax-Aide volunteers are certified by
AARP and the IRS to provide free tax preparation services to the community.
There are two requirements to becoming an AARP certified volunteer tax preparer: (1) completing training and passing certification tests,
and (2) a commitment to prepare tax returns on Wednesdays and Fridays from February through April 15. Tax returns at the Huber
Heights Senior Center are prepared by appointment only.
Tax knowledge is helpful but not required. Basic computer skills are also beneficial. Volunteers will be provided with a laptop computer
and will be taught to use the tax software program and how to properly prepare tax returns.
Certification training begins in October to learn federal tax laws and tax software usage, and in January to learn to prepare state and
school district tax returns. Tax preparation for clients begins February 5, 2020.
Volunteers are also needed who can serve in a support role. Client Facilitators help clients complete the IRS Intake Form when they
arrive at their scheduled appointment.
To inquire about volunteering, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 937-701-7597. For more information about the AARP Foundation Tax-
Aide Program, visit www.aarp.org/giving-back/.
Dayspring is sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon at the senior center with a nice meal, door prizes, and live entertainment at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 11. Free tickets will be available November 18. Guests may obtain a ticket beginning December 9 if any remain.
This sponsor has also provided the ice cream social, pizza party, and masquerade party.
Activity cancellation: exercise, congregate lunch.
If you would like to learn how to play euchre, you are welcome to observe or play at 12 p.m. on Thursdays. Pull up a chair and give it a
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
(formerly the Business Expo)
This enjoyable and informative event is open to the public and will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, at Wayne High
School. The senior center will set up a booth so come over to visit us as well as many other vendors. There is usually entertainment and
food/refreshments for sale at the concession stand. Many vendors provide free items, offer door prizes, and share information about
their products or services.
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.
Nov.14: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Nov. 19: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd., 5-6:30, 236-5970
Nov. 23: Huber Heights Church of God, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Nov. 24: St. Peter Catholic Church, 5:30-7, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 233-1503
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: Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m.
Languages: Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Discover free options for learning over 40 languages from the comfort of your home 3D Printing- Model Design: Nov. 19, 5:
Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on
instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.
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.
Nov. 7, 7-8 p.m. About the Book: Ever wondered what it takes to narrate an audio book, or what has changed in the audio book industry
from books on tape to today? Audio book narrator (nearly 200 titles on Audible) and professional stage, screen and voice-over actress
Teri Clark Linden will talk about her journey into audio book narrating, working from her home studio, and how she has seen the world of
audio books expand over the last decade.
Nov. 21, 7-8:15 p.m. Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: A monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title for November is Accused by Lisa Scottoline. Copies are available for checkout at the Huber Heights Library.
Bring the Grandkids!
Nov. 7, 10 - 11:00 a.m. Music and Me: Play musical games focused on pitch, rhythm, and movement while learning basics of music
notation and music of other cultures. For ages 3-5. Presented by Manuel Creative Arts Academy. *Please register in advance.
SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday, December 4. Please be sure to RSVP by
November 26. The event will be held at Wayne High School in the cafeteria. Entertainment will be provided by the local students. You
must be at least sixty years old and reside in the Huber Heights School District to attend. You can call 237-6300 after November 19 if you
did not receive an invitation. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. with dinner at 4:45 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Nov. 4: AARP Driver class
Nov. 13: Penny auction
Nov. 15: Social
Dec. 2: Trip
Dec. 5, 6: Vote for Board
Dec. 11: Holiday luncheon
Dec. 12: Receptionist meeting
Dec. 21: Social
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Mark Kurvzovich, Sr.
Family of Anneliese DiGiacomo
Family of Joe Lokai
Larna Walton in memory of husband, Gene
Linda Croley in memory of sister-in-law
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
5 Gordon Meyer
12 Marge Kohorst
19 Gordon Meyer
29 Gordon Meyer
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon