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Volume 2017 No. 12 DECEMBER 2017
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the fun and festive social at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. Dinner
will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. The menu includes Christy’s chicken, beef tips over noodles,
parsley new potatoes, green bean casserole, Waldorf salad, and apple or cherry cobbler. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through
December 5. Guest ticket sales open up November 30. Entertainment will feature The Ohio Rhythm Ramblers, a five-piece band
recommended by one of our members, that performs country western, gospel, bluegrass, and 60’s and 70’s music.
You will decorate two snowmen candles and a gift bag to enhance your holiday decorations or give as a gift. A photo of the candles is
posted on the bulletin board. The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor this activity for 12 people at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 18.
Please register December 1-13; phone calls accepted. Non-members may register beginning December 12 if space is available.
The Laurels offers skilled nursing care and short term and long term rehabilitation services.
LUNCH & LEARN
Chris Rowlands, Outreach Naturalist at Allwood Audubon Center and Farm, is a
singer, songwriter, painter, and puppeteer, and will be presenting his lesson
about nature, art, and conversation to us! He presents to more than 60,000 students,
teachers, and parents each year through public performances and in-school artistic
residences. You don't want to miss his lively show at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9.
The presentation and lunch are sponsored in full by StoryPoint and lunch will be provided by StoryPoint Troy's Executive Chef. Free
tickets for members will be available December 11 - January 5. Non-members may register starting January 3 if space is available.
Activity cancellation: bingo, congregate lunch.
Note: this event WILL be held even if the Huber Heights Schools close for weather.
VOTE FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
You may vote for the 2018 Board of Trustees in person from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on either Thursday, November 30, or Friday,
December 1. It is suggested that you bring your membership card. A display of candidates’ photos and biographies is in the great room.
TAI CHI ACHIEVEMENTS
TAMA (tamamartialarts.com) Tai Chi students Sue and Bill McCabe organized Tai Chi sash testing for their TAMA students at the Huber
Heights Senior Center. On October 28, the test was conducted by TAMA Tai Chi Black Sash instructor Aaron Angel. All eight students
did a great job. Aaron made sure that this was not only testing, but a beautiful and dignified ceremony.
In Tai Chi, sashes indicate that you have met your school’s established requirements for that sash. Regardless of the level of sash, or
no sash at all, all Tai Chi practitioners enjoy the healthy and social benefits of doing Tai Chi.
Those earning their sashes are Nancy Kern, Bruce Enix, and Barbara Anderson (Gold sash), Lisa Kiesel (Orange sash), Dennis Shirk,
Susan Sandro, Donna Kochan, and Carole Spencer (Green sash). Congratulations to them all!
Sue and Bill are ATCQA (americantaichi.org) certified Tai Chi instructors. The senior center is privileged to have instructors of this
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 and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a
3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Dec. 18) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)
The 2018 Board of Trustees slate of candidates is posted on the white board in the great room. Photos and biographies are available for
you to view. Thanks to all of the candidates for their willingness to run for a board position!
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.
2018 (waiting for confirmation of more trips)
April 6-15 San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Seats available; contact the senior center.
July 11 Patsy Cline Tribute at Der Dutchman
FRIENDLY HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Friendship Village is extending a holiday luncheon invitation to senior center members. A delicious lunch will be held at 12 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 13, at Friendship Village. The agency bus can seat 28 people and others may drive themselves for a total of 50.
Let the receptionist know when you register if you will ride the bus or drive yourself. All must register; call 233-9999 from December 1-7.
The bus departs at 11:15. If you drive, enter door #18.
Friendship Village is located at 5790 Denlinger Road in Dayton and provides independent living, assisted living, and nursing care and
rehabilitation. Under the direction of Pam Hall, Friendship Village has generously provided the senior center with numerous
events/activities over the years including the cornhole tournament, the Old Country Fair Mixer, the ice cream truck, Lunch & Learns,
entertainment, crafts, door prizes, and so much more. Pam is retiring so this luncheon will be the last opportunity to visit with her.
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: Dec. 12, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
*Thanks to November newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Betty Goard, Ruth Krupp, Milvi Wilson, Joel Wells, Lorna Coons, Patty
Jessee, Clarice Peterson, Ned & Ila Yaney.
*Thanks to Bruce Enix for repairing the portable stepstool used for the bus trips.
*Appreciative comment from Suggestion Box about new exercise instructor, Stacy, on how she applies the exercises to daily activities.
*A big thanks goes to MediGold for the goody bags for the Oct. 22 Maine trip.
*Thanks to all who have donated candy, toys, eyeglasses, books, food, pill bottles, and other items this year.
*Special thanks go to Carolyn Freeman and Betty Beery for another excellent and enjoyable travel year!
*The senior center could not operate without the volunteer receptionists; a grateful thank you is extended to all of them for everything
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 29, to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 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!
Register for New Semester
Stacey Luneke, from Sinclair College, has introduced new exercises and new music to create a new physical fitness program. Class
attendance has increased but is still 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. First day of class for the spring semester is January 8. Sinclair will be at the senior center from 8:45-11 a.m. on Monday,
November 27, for spring semester registration.
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. 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 were a previous student but it was more than two years ago, you will 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.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
~ Khalil Gibran
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, December 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.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 7.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3.
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 December 22, 26.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Patti Rairden Terri Rutledge Helga Shaw
Irene Early Ron Whisler Andre Dixon
David Thomas Ed Thomas Carol Phillips
Susan Whitlock Debbie Reed Bob Curtin
Donna Curtin Neal Amstutz Patricia Sothard
Membership: 704 as of November 14
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
The current class will meet December 7, 14 and enjoy the traditional holiday party from 9:30-11 on December 21.
The next new eight-week session will begin January 4. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts December 14. 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.
Note: in order to not overload the receptionist at the beginning of the new year and avoid increasing your wait time at the desk, it would
be helpful to register for line dance in December instead of the first day of the new class.
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 these items to the food pantry located behind Studebaker School on Longford Road, please contact Pat at the
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 2018.
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.
12/18: Craft 9:30 Tech Tips (resumes in April)
12/18: Tech Tips & Notary 2:30 12/7: Receptionist Meeting 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
12/12: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 Trivia; 2nd Fri. 1 pm
12/26: No cong. lunch 12/1: Vote for Board 9-12:30
Exercise 9, 10 12/16: Social 5:30
Congregate Lunch 11:30
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
12/13: Holiday lunch
HEALTH PLANS (One-on-One Counseling)
Free assistance is available by appointment, year round, at the senior center. You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription
Plan whether you are new or previously enrolled or if you are new to Medicare and have questions. Please bring: Medicare card and any
other insurance cards and your current prescription drugs in a bag (a list is acceptable but actual meds are better). Call Debbie Marchi,
OSHIIP certified volunteer, at 937-477-1881 to make an appointment. Please honor your appointment time since the volunteer does not
live close to the senior center; thank you.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
The next session for current students only will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting January 5. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-
week session and due when registering. The class has grown so much that more time is needed to ensure that all students receive
personal instruction and attention. Tai Chi will be open for new beginners in the spring session. 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.
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 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.
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 2 through April 13. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only.
Call 233-9999 beginning January 3 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, 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 your 2016 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
*If you usually attend many of the events here and are interested in taking pictures with your cell phone or camera, please contact Pat.
*Please hang your coats in the closet or drape over your chair instead of placing on top of the tables; thank you.
*Trash is being placed in the recycle bin next to the microwave; this blue bin is for pop cans only. One of our members kindly bags up the
cans and takes them to the fire department and would appreciate not having to handle trash.
*New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018-2019 and will not include social security numbers. Make sure your mailing
address is up to date with Social Security; call 1-800-772-1213 or visit ssa.gov/myaccount. Remember, Medicare will not call you; hang
up if callers ask for your Social Security number, Medicare number, or money.
*Energy assistance applications (HEAP, PIP, etc.) are available at the senior center.
*Photos and biographies of Board of Trustees candidates are displayed in the great room.
*Christmas Concert & Tree Lighting at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 2. Live music, visit with Santa, free hot chocolate,
coffee, and cookies.
The Huber Heights Senior Center greatly appreciates the donations and services made in 2017 from the following organizations,
merchants, and individuals. Their support greatly enhances programs and events at the senior center.
MediGold Area Agency Aging PSA 2
StoryPoint Laurels of Huber Heights
VFW Post 3283 Goodwill Easter Seals
Fairborn Hearing Center Interim Home Health
Prestige Printing Huber Heights Library
Senior Tutor Compassus Hospice
Elmcroft Dr. Greg Barbour
Huber Heights Fire Dept. OSHIIP
City of Huber Heights Huber Heights Courier
Friends Care Chamber of Commerce
Legal Aid Western Ohio Ohio Hospice of Dayton
Clark’s Pharmacy Knollwood Garden Center
Terri Lynn Art Studio TAMA Martial Arts
Some Assembly Required Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
Jeff Carter Cypress Pointe
Janee Walski Abigail Kerestes
Edy Martin Marina Dodaro, Tech Tips
Hillary Ricoma,Tech Tips Debbie Marchi
Lovett & Lovett Co. Next Steps Senior Transitions
Keith, Kathy Shilt Mont. Co. Veterans Service
Vitas Healthcare Springfield Masonic Community
St. Peter Church Consumer Protection Section
Terry Wolfe-Ellis Tai Chi instructors
All making monetary donations All senior center volunteers
Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, Receptionists
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Internet Basics Dec. 4, 2-4
Everything Downloadable Dec. 6, 12-2
Internet Applied Dec. 11, 2-4
Computer Basics Dec. 13, 12-2
3D Printing Dec. 18, 2-4
Advice for Device Dec. 5, 19, 2-4
December 5, 7-8 p.m: Hiding In Plain Sight: Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-foster
daughter team operating in New York City. Join historian Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string
of events that led to their eventual prosecution.
December 7, 6-8 p.m:. Genealogy Using Court Records: Court records are one of the most underused genealogy resources, but can
lead to a treasure trove of authoritative information that may be unavailable anywhere else! In this class, we will learn how to use court
records to enhance your family tree.
December 9, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cookin’ the Books --Entertaining: A cookbook discussion group where we pick the cookbook theme, and
you choose a cookbook and a recipe to try at home. Then, we come together as a group; discuss what we’ve made, share pictures (and
samples if you wish!), watch short videos, discuss techniques, favorite markets & more.
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Dec. 8). 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.
SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday, December 6. Please be sure to RSVP by the
deadline. 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. If you do not receive an invitation by November 24 or
have never attended before, call 237-6300 starting November 27 to request an invitation. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. with dinner at 4:45 p.
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 December 22, 25, and January 1.
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 last day to make donations is December 4.
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,
2017 are honorary members.
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 recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated if possible)
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.
Dec. 12: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Dec. 13: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 5:30-7, 233-3137
Dec. 14: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Dec. 16: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Dec. 29: Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30
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.
Carving: cancelled December 7
Cong. Lunch: no lunch Tuesday, Dec. 26
Closed: Dec. 22, 26, January 1
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 1: Vote for Board
Dec. 16: Social
Jan. 2-31: Renew membership
Jan. 3: Make tax appts.
Jan. 9: Lunch & Learn
Feb. 2: Tax appts. begin
Feb. 21: Lunch & Learn
March 14: Lunch & Learn
March 23: Membership Meeting
April 6: Texas trip
June 1: Balance class
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
MAH JONGG SCORES
Janet Fulton 22 wins Belinda Davis 9
Irene Lader 17 Patty Jessee 11
Judy Fauver 13 Susan Spacht 19
Arlene Gambill 9 Margie Boughter 3
Gladys Williams 14 Connie Kors 10
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
2 Ron Bielak
5 Gayle Woodward
9 George Kirby
12 Tom Graham
16 Gordon Meyer
19 Beth Payne
23 Sandy Wilson
26 Gayle Woodward
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon