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Volume 2019 No. 7 JUL 2019
Severe Weather - Be Ready for Anything
Huber Heights Fire Chief, Mark Ashworth, will present important information on preparing for and responding to severe weather, including
tornadoes. He will also show pictures of the damages from the Memorial Day tornadoes and discuss Code Red, warning sirens, and
measures the City takes to alert citizens and respond to emergency situations.
This is open to the community and will be held at 1p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the senior center. After the recent tornado experience
in this area, you may have some questions or concerns that you never had before and can ask Chief Ashworth.
No need to sign up, just show up so you can learn how to be as ready as possible for future severe weather emergencies.
LUNCH & LEARN
Vertigo & Dizziness
Do you get dizzy when you get in or out of bed? Do you avoid making quick turns? Does it ever feel like your body might not stop when
you bend forward? How is your balance? Sarah Conover, PT, MHS, CLCP will be presenting an informative and practical talk on
Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a variety of conditions, many of which can be treated. This presentation will cover the common
causes of dizziness, how to identify something that might be an emergency, an overview of the treatments available for dizziness and
balance conditions, and what you can expect from treatment.
Sarah is a certified specialist in vestibular rehabilitation. In her practice at Xcel Spots Medicine she sees almost exclusively those with
balance and dizziness problems as well as those with post-concussion symptoms. She works very closely with the regional ENTs,
including those at UC and OSU, and many local physicians to provide care for many types of inner ear and brain conditions causing
these troubling symptoms.
Sarah received her physical therapy degree from the University of Evansville and her Masters in Health Sciences from the University of
Indianapolis. Sarah’s early professional years involved rehabilitation of a variety of types of neurological conditions such as stroke,
Parkinson’s, brain injury, and spinal cord injury in various settings.
She facilitates a free, monthly vestibular support group open to anyone with a vestibular condition. For more information on this you may
contact Sarah Conover at 937-890-9235 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lunch & Learn will be held at the senior center and begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 19, with lunch provided by Danbury Senior
Living. Free tickets for members (4 per person with all going to members) will be issued June 17, non-members July 8. Last day to obtain
tickets is July 11.
Danbury offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care and is located in Carriage Trails at 8001 Red Buckeye Drive.
Hot Diggity Dog! Have fun at the wiener roast on Wednesday, July 31, at 12 p.m. Hot dogs will be grilled outside and side dishes
provided. Dining will be held inside where Jim Mote will be performing while you enjoy lunch. Cypress Pointe will sponsor this event with
the help of MediGold who will provide the dessert. Free tickets for members (4 per person with all going to members) will be issued July 1,
non-members July 18. Last day to obtain tickets is July 23.
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 an autumn scene; (see picture on bulletin board). Class will be held 9:30 - approx. 12 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 21. The cost is $15 and all supplies are furnished. Please register July 22 - August 19. Class is limited to 10. If you
miss the class, you have the option to make it up at the studio.
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.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start July 18 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 Intermediate class is 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.
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.
If you like pizza, then join Courtney from Dayspring from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, for tasty food, entertainment, and
prizes! Free tickets will be issued to members starting July 15 (4 per member with all going to members), non-members start August 5.
Last day to obtain tickets is August 8.
Dayspring of Miami Valley, a transitional care facility in Enon, also sponsored the ice cream social in June.
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: July 9, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, July 11. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Thanks to Butch Redd from the
Fairborn Hearing Clinic for this service. A basic hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be
made on site. Open to seniors in the community.
There is no need to eat alone when you can enjoy a nutritious meal and the company of other seniors in a casual and friendly setting.
The senior center is a site for the congregate meal program sponsored by Senior Resource. A donation of $2 is suggested from those
aged 60 and up; those under 60 are required to pay $4.65. Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesdays
and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or water included. Please call 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before to
make a reservation or to cancel. A choice of entrée is offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will be ordered.
Note: no lunch on July 19, 31. Order Friday, July 5, lunch by noon on July 3.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Wayne Hoscheit Marie Jones Roman Kunkel
Pat Stephens Tina Roberts Robert Lonsbury
Mary Bish Claudia Hurd
Membership: 652 as of June 14
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
Board of Trustees: 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 (note date and time change).
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.
*Thanks to June newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Lou Brown, Ruth Krupp, Debbie Lykins, Betty Goard, Gerri Primm, Loretta
Cooper, Darlene Slusser, Jim Leek.
*Thanks to Barbara Farina and Sonny Swafford who regularly move tables and chairs on Wednesdays, to Jim Arcaro and David McLaine
for setting up tables and chairs on Tuesdays, to the line dancers for moving tables on Thursdays, and to the Board who regularly sets up
for socials and other big events. Their efforts make certain activities and events possible.
*Thanks to First Christian Church volunteers for offering their Summer of Service program to seniors.
*22 people attended the health foods, supplements presentation.
*Many thanks to all who donated candy for the parade, worked on the parade, and walked/rode in the parade! Your efforts to represent
the senior center are appreciated!
*Liz Gitzinger continues to take care of the front garden with Sonny Swafford assisting with mowing. The senior center’s curb appeal is
now very attractive.
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, July 25, 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 Dorado 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 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.
Table Tennis 6:30-9
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.
7/9: Bld pressure, Sugar 11:45 7/5, 12, 19, 26: Balance class 1-3
7/19: Lunch & Learn, Vertigo 12
Exercise 9, 10 7/13: Service Day
Congregate Lunch 11:30 7/20: Back-up for Parks event
Mah Jongg 1 p.m. 7/27: Paper shredding 9-11
7/3: Board Meeting 12:30
7/10: Fire chief 1 pm
7/31: Wiener Roast 12
Aloha! The summer social will feature a Hawaiian theme and will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. Men, this would be the
perfect time to wear those Hawaiian shirts and sandals and ladies can wear flowers in their hair (left side if married or taken, right side if
unattached) or traditional Hawaiian clothing. Entertainment will feature Brian Brenner, a favorite of the senior center.
Dinner will be catered by Rob’s with the buffet open from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The menu includes BBQ chicken and ribs, fruit salad, red skin
new potatoes, green beans, rolls, assorted cream pies. Tickets cost $13 each; members may purchase tickets beginning July 10, non-
members August 2. Last day is August 7.
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. Usually,
registration for long trips begins about six months in advance; check with the senior center for dates.
July 24 Belterra Park
Please park in the back half of the big parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. with an approx. return
time of 5 p.m.
August 29 Mystery Trip
Enjoy a day of surprises on the mystery trip. Cost is $46 and closed toe and heel shoes are required; no sandals. Last day to register is
August 2. Departure is 9:45 a.m. with approximate return time of 6 p.m.
Sept. 7-13 Canada
Call to be placed on the wait list.
Sept. 26 Snooty Fox
At the request of members, a second trip to Snooty Fox is being offered. You will visit 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 $44 per person. Members register July 2, non-members July 16. Last day to register is September 17.
Oct. 23 Belterra Park
Enjoy a free buffet and $20 play credit on this trip. Be sure to bring your Belterra Park card if you have one and your driver’s license.
Cost for this trip is $22 that includes the driver’s tip. Members register August 20, non-members September 5. Last day to register is
September 25. Please have available the address, phone number, and birthday of each person you are registering. The bus will depart
at 9 a.m. with an approx. return of 5 p.m.
Dec. 2 Christmas of Yesteryear
Members register September 3, non-members September 17, last day October 22.
The Landings of Huber Heights will sponsor a craft project featuring a mason jar tissue holder; see sample on the bulletin board. The
activity will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Register July 1-15; phone calls accepted. Non-members register July 12. Seating
limited to 15.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
The next Tai Chi session will be for current students only and offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting July 26. 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. It may be beneficial
to observe a class and talk to the instructors before registering. The next time a new class will be offered for beginners will be December
Note: no class or practice on Sept. 20.
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 to members 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 while standing. Note: no class July 19.
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken ~ James
Lunch: cancelled July 19, 31
(order July 5 lunch by noon on July 3)
Chair Chi: no class July 19
Tai Chi: no class July 19
Exercise: no 10 a.m. July 31; come to 9
Closed: July 4
HELP FOR VETERANS
Are you a veteran than needs help with yardwork, light home repairs, running errands, etc.? Or, do you know of a vet than can use this
type of assistance?
If so, please register at the DAV site and post information about the help you need. Visit https://dav.force.com/volunteerforveterans/s/
If you would like to help a veteran, register on this site as a volunteer (you do not need to be a veteran to volunteer). As opportunities
arise in our area, you will receive an e-mail alert and can then decide whether you want to reach out to a veteran.
There is currently only one volunteer taking the newsletters to the Dayton Post Office for mailing. At least one more volunteer is needed
and you can ride along with Jim for training. If you are interested, please contact Pat.
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.
July 11 First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
July 17: St Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
July 23: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
July 25: First Christian Church * One time event, 5-6:30, 6114 Fishburg Rd.
SENIOR CENTER SHIRTS
You may have noticed other members wearing the blue long sleeve or polo shirt with the senior center logo. If you would like to purchase
one, please see the receptionist. There is a $10 deposit that will be held until Land’s End offers a special promotion and, sometimes, that
can take a while. When the promotions are offered, they come up quickly with a short deadline so it works better to get on the list now
and wait for the promotion. Polo shirts cost $24 for sizes s, m, l, xl, (xxl available for men only) or $29 for 2x, 3x, (1x available for women
only) with long sleeve shirts costing $22.50 and $27.50. There is a sizing chart at the desk as well as a women’s xl polo shirt to try on or it
may be beneficial to try on a friend’s shirt to get an idea of the sizing. Note: all sales final.
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to donate $500 to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund to help with the Memorial Day
tornado recovery efforts. Also approved (5-3 vote) is the installation of mirrors in the great room at no cost to the center. A new desk
chair for the receptionists has been purchased and the Board unanimously approved a high school graduation gift for the volunteer,
Abigail Kerestes, who has been playing the piano before the socials.
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: July 2, 2-4
Computer Basics: July 9, 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.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10-11 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.
July 18, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title is Our Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
July 27, 10:30-12:30 Free Light Bulb Exchange: for every incandescent light bulb you bring, get a FREE replacement LED bulb. LED
bulbs use 90% less energy. Limit 5 per customer, while supplies last. Sponsored by DP&L.
Bring the Grandkids!
July 27, 11-12: Felix & Fiona’s Musical Adventure: a live performance of “Embrace the Positive”, a family friendly show for children of all
A Sinclair College instructor offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety of music; sometimes, they even walk a lap
outside for those that wish to do so. You need to be a member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to participate. Class
is held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Senior center members may join 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. Summer Semester began May 13 with Dave Pence substituting. Registration for fall semester will probably
be in August; more details later.
Registration: you may register either online or at one of the Sinclair Learning Centers (Shull Rd by the Y). The 9 a.m. class is PED 6201
#901 and the 10 a.m. class is PED 6201 #902. If you have never registered with Sinclair before, a new application form is required with
no fee for those 60 and over and a one-time fee for those under 60.
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 paper shredding for Huber Heights residents from 9-11 on July 27 at Cloud Park and The Rose Music Center. See article in this
*Something to think about when visiting garage sales this summer: find something to use as a costume for the upcoming Halloween
* The community movie will feature How to Train Your Dragon at dusk on July 12 at the Eichelberger Amphitheater. Bring blankets, lawn
chairs. Come early and hunt for painted rocks hidden by Huber Heights Rocks!
*If you cannot attend a function, please consider returning your ticket to accommodate the waiting list. Certain events have long waiting
*If you want to fly commercially or enter federal facilities after October 1, 2020, you will need a compliant driver license or identification
card. If you do not have this kind, you would need to bring additional documents whenever you fly or enter federal buildings. Consider
renewing early to be compliant. Required identity documents include full legal name, date of birth, social security number, two proofs of
Ohio residency, marriage certificate or other document if current full name is different from birth certificate, and proof of legal presence if
*Community Art Show from 3-6 p.m. on July 14 at Eichelberger Amphitheater.
*Please do not set coffee, pop, or drinks other than water directly on the carpet or in a precarious position where they could easily be
accidentally knocked over and end up staining the carpet. Thank you!
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 6,
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 and Wayne High School Warriorettes and Band; also available
with be a cruise-in, SWAT, Careflight (weather dependent), National Guard obstacle course, inflatables, food vendors, dunk-a-cop, police
and fire department vehicles, and local health and safety organizations. Free admission and door prizes.
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. The instructor will work with you and has tools you can borrow on a temporary basis.
FREE PAPER SHREDDING
The City of Huber Heights and Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a free community shredding event from 9-11 a.m. on July
27 at two locations: Thomas Cloud Park and the Rose Music Center. The event will end when the Shred-it truck is full or at 11 a.m. This
event is free and open to all Huber Heights residents and businesses with on-site paper shredding conducted by "Shred-it." ONLY
PAPER WILL BE ACCEPTED. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.
Now is the time to safely dispose of old bank records, tax returns, and other documents to help prevent identity theft. Assistance will be
available for unloading items.
The senior center will close on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Aug. 6: National Night Out
Aug. 14: Pizza party
Aug. 17: Social (Luau)
Aug. 21: Paint class
Sept. 18: Layers of History
Oct. 19: Social
Oct. 22: Medicare consultations
Oct. 30: Masquerade party
Nov. 4: AARP Driver class
Nov. 15: Social
MAH JONGG SCORES
Janet Fulton 17 wins Irene Lader 8
Belinda Davis 11 Susan Kendall 9
Gladys Williams 8 Anna Lawson 1
Mary Bish 6 Susan Spacht 13
Connie Kors 11 Barbara Schultz 3
Welcome to new player: Mary Bish
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Carolyn Freeman in memory of her brother
Roberta Tigner in memory of her mother
Betty Doty in memory of Richard Conner
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
2 Gayle Woodward
9 Mary Ritchey
16 Gordon Meyer
23 Gordon Meyer
30 George Bauer
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon