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Volume 2020 No. 4 APRIL 2020
Information in this issue is current as of March 23
In order to help decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and to comply with state, city, and public health department guidelines and
orders, the Board of Trustees voted on March 14 to close the senior center until further notice.
As a result of the closure, some April and May activities have been rescheduled or cancelled. The best way to find out about changes to
activities, trips, taxes, and a reopening date is to call the information line at 937-237-7605. Do not leave any messages on this line;
messages can be left by calling 937-237-7912.
In addition to the information line, the senior center website and Facebook page are also sources to check for updates. If necessary, you
can call the program coordinator at 937-237-7912 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
If the closure continues for a very long time, it is possible that newsletter production may be discontinued until the center reopens or it
may decrease significantly in size. Please save this issue in case it turns out to be the last one for some time. This is the first issue that
will not be mailed to those who have not renewed their membership this year.
For our members who wish to keep in touch or check on their senior center friends but need phone numbers, you can call the program
coordinator. If the permission box to share the phone number is checked on the membership application, you will be given the
information. Also, continue to call the Sunshine Chair if you know of members who need a get well, thinking of you, or sympathy card. If
your phone number or address should change during the closure period, call 937-237-7912.
Thank you to all members for your understanding and patience. Please take care and stay well. It will be wonderful to see everyone
again once the senior center reopens!
Call the Information Line at 937-237-7605 for a recorded message of activity changes, taxes, trips, and reopening date. Note: do not
leave a message on this line. You can leave messages by calling 937-237-7912.
SENIOR CENTER WEBSITE
Webmaster, Tom Brickner, is keeping our site updated with current information on activity changes, taxes, trips, and reopening
date. Information will be listed on Page 1 and under Late Breaking News. Visit: www.huberseniorcenter.org
The senior center has a Facebook page called Huber Heights Senior Center Group. It is a private group, intended for members. If you
care to join, just search for it and request to join. The administrators are Carolyn Freeman and Netta Hawkins. This page is limited to
comments relative to the senior center. Humorous posts are allowed, but not political or commercial advertisement.
Note: you can check this site for updated information on activity changes, taxes, trips, and reopening date.
As of March 23, the following are known cancellations of special events/activities. More could occur at any time.
· Spring Social (April 17)
· Bingo Bash Social (May 15)
· Blood Pressure Sugar Checks (April 14)
· Balance Screening (April 17)
· Tour Time (April 2)
· Senior Day (May 28)
· New York City trip
· Soaring Eagle trip
· Tax appointments
The pizza party scheduled for April will now be held on Tuesday, June 30. Join Courtney for pizza, entertainment, and prizes. Free tickets
will be issued to members starting June 4, non-members start June 18. Last day to obtain tickets is June 24. Dayspring is a transitional
care facility located at 8001 Dayton-Springfield Road in Enon.
Activity cancellations: congregate lunch, bingo.
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, May 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 exact cash,); pay the instructor on arrival. Driver’s license is required. Call 937-
233-9999 to register April 13-30. Open to the community; seating limited. Refreshments provided by the Landings of Huber Heights.
If this class is cancelled, the next class will be November 2. Cost increase of $5.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES DAY
Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney
You will be able to complete a living will and health care power of attorney at the senior center on Wednesday, May 27 (if closed, back-up
date is August 19). From 1-1:30 p.m., elder law attorney, George Lovett, will explain these documents, answer questions, and provide
information about the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits. His paralegal team will complete and notarize your paperwork and you will receive
the original document the same day. You can then make your own copies for your family and doctor. Bring with you the name, address,
and phone number of any people you want listed on the documents. If you prefer, you can take the completed documents home and
have them notarized elsewhere.
In order to know how many paralegals to provide, please call 937-233-9999 from May 11- 22. Open to seniors in the community. Call by
May 22 if you need to cancel.
AARP has suspended all tax-aide services until further notice. AARP will continue to assess if they can open again in some or all sites.
You can visit aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp for up-to-date information, including site re-openings or you can check the senior center
You are encouraged to find another source for tax service. There is no guarantee that any tax appointments will be conducted at the
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day is Thursday, April 9 (if the center is still closed, those with April appointments will automatically be rescheduled
for the same time slot on May 14). Please call 937-233-9999 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 937-233-9999 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
Note: meals will resume when the center reopens.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Brenda McNeely Susan Stout Cindy Rollins
Deborah Boyd Treva Pickenpaugh Tommy Spicer
Karla Truman Will Meece
Membership: 583 as of March 23.
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 QI (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 a.m. 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. Note: uncertain when class will resume.
*Free paper shredding on July 25 for Huber Heights residents and businesses. More details in future issue.
*Please continue to call the Sunshine Chair, even during the closure period, with members who need get well, sympathy, or thinking of
*For information on Meals on Wheels, call 937-228-3663.
Heartland Insurance Group will conduct bingo at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (April 13). Small prizes will be awarded to
winners; seating limited to 35 members. Registration will start the week before. You may register for yourself and one other member;
phone calls accepted. If you need to cancel, please call so someone from the waiting list can attend. Note: no seating before 12:15 p.m.
Uncertain if this will be held in April. If not, the next opportunity will be May 11.
TAI CHI CLASS
The next Tai Chi session will be open to current students only and offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting April 10 (date uncertain;
students will be contacted with any new dates/information). 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.
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.
Note: if there should be a cancellation, the class will be made up on the following Monday at 11 a.m.
APRIL CALENDAR (Not being published at this time.)
ALL ACTIVITES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CALL 937-237-7605 FOR RECORDED UPDATES
Exercise 9:15 Wood carve 9-11:30
Tai Chi practice 11-12 Line dance 9:30-11:45
D. Bridge 12:15 Bunco, Euchre 12
Pinochle 11:30 Party Bridge 12:15
Knit, Crochet 1:00 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.
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
Game Night 6:30-9
Members may register the first ten business days. Non-member seniors or those ages 21-49 who accompany a senior may register later
for remaining seats. Payment is due when registering and paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund policies are determined
by the tour company and senior center. Please check in advance to see if scooters or wheelchairs can be accommodated.
In order to take advantage of special promotions, new trips may be offered on short notice and not be included in the newsletter; check
the bulletin board.
Emergency cards: complete a new card if the previous one is more than a year old.
Overnight & Longer: to comply with mailing requirements, details on overnight trips cannot be printed in this publication. Registration for
long trips usually begins six to eight months in advance; call the center for dates.
Atlantic City, NYC, Philadelphia
Cancelled by the tour company. Refunds will be mailed to you from the senior center and any premiums paid will be issued by the
NEW DATE Snooty Fox
Note: this trip will not be on May 14 - tentative date is August 13. Once confirmation arrives, the travel director will contact you to confirm
your continued participation; any monetary concerns you may have can be addressed at that time.
Visit five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati area providing fashions and household items with discount coupons on purchases.
Refreshments are served at each stop; a box lunch is included with a special dessert at the last stop. Cost is $44 per person. Departure
is 9 a.m. with approximate return time of 5 p.m.
June 21-23 Soaring Eagle
Cancelled. Refunds will be issued.
July 15 B&B Riverboat
Relax on the Ohio River on a riverboat ride that includes lunch and entertainment. On the way back, a stop will be made at Jungle Jim’s.
Cost is $68 and at least 32 people are required for the trip to go. New registration dates: members register May 28, non-members on
June 11. Last day to register is July 1.
Oct. 18-24 Florida
Call 937-237-7912 or 937-237-7605; registration dates have changed.
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 (subject to change).
Members should call the senior center to reserve a free ticket May 7-19; limit of two tickets per person. If you need to cancel, please
notify the center 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!
*Thanks to March newsletter mailing volunteers: Barb Shultz, Margaret Collier, Debbie Lykins, Jackie Coffey & Jenna, Kathy Richards,
Pat Harris, Jim Bauman.
*Congratulations to Tom and Betty Baker on their 68th wedding anniversary.
*Thanks to Richard & Priscilla Klinedinst, Liz Gitzinger, Darlene Slusser, Jerry & Carolyn Nottingham, Jim & Debbie Boggs, Bruce & Vevia
Enix for decorating for St. Patrick’s Day.
*Our Tai Chi students/instructors have been providing demos at various sites such as The Landings, Stonespring, and more to educate
others about the benefits of Tai Chi.
*Thanks to all who help by spot cleaning or sweeping/vacuuming between activities.
*A great turn-out of 35 attended the extremely helpful cancer presentation by Dr. Ron Fletcher.
*Thanks to Pat Lokai, Jan Weller, Netta Hawkins, and Joy Randolph for making new member welcome packets.
*Special thanks to the receptionists for their exceptional work ethic.
*Thanks go to the Board of Trustees for their leadership and to the city for continued guidance during the coronavirus challenge.
BOOKS & BANTER
Both men and women are encouraged to participate in the book group from 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month to share
your thoughts and insights. If you have never been in a book group before and want to see what it is like, you can attend without reading
March discussion: attended by 14 people! Doris decorated with an Irish theme and made homemade Irish treats. Special guest was
Melissa Clark, Information Services Assistant, with the Huber Heights Library. Melissa arranges for the books to be on reserve for our
members and recommends book selections.
April 13 (change to May 11 if center still closed): We will be discussing Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, a World War II story of survival,
resilience and redemption. Central character is Louis Zamperini whose track abilities took him to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. After the
outbreak of the war, he joined the Navy and was captured and spent time in Japanese POW camps.
Upcoming; date to be announced: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Between 1854 & 1929, trains ran regularly from the cities of
the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of children who had been orphaned or abandoned to new homes to
be, hopefully, adopted by loving and kind families. This book documents some of those children in a powerful tale of upheaval and
resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. Join us to discuss the varied experiences of these children.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 (if closed, plan on May 6).
Membership Meeting (date change): 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Open to all senior center members to provide an opportunity to meet
the Board, ask questions, offer suggestions/comments.
LINE DANCE CLASSES
A new eight-week session for members only will start May 14 for both the beginner and intermediate class (minimum of five required).
Cost is $25 and due when registering. Please note that refunds are not issued once the first class is held. Note: class will be 9-10:30 a.m.
on April 30 for beginners and 10:30-12 for intermediates in order to make-up a previously missed class. If the center is not open on April
30, adjustments will need to be made.
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. Beginners may register as late as the second class with full fee
Men and women are welcome, partners are not needed, and instructor, Rose Winkler, provides a variety of music and dance steps! Note:
if there should be a cancellation, classes will be made up by adding extra time over the next two weeks.
Activity change: euchre, bunco, canasta start at 12:15 on April 30.
Free assistance is available to answer Medicare questions, to help those new to Medicare, and to help with enrollment into Medicare
Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. This service is provided by certified Medicare counselors through OSHIIP, the Ohio
Senior Health Insurance Information Program. Please call the senior center at 237-233-9999 and your request will be referred to a local
counselor. During annual open enrollment, there will be a “Check Up Day” to meet one-on-one with a counselor to help with plan
selection. Details will be in the September issue.
Bake Sale (June 9, 10):
Bakers and workers will be needed; sign-up sheet will be on the desk May 4. If the center is still closed, you can call to sign up.
TECH TIPS & NOTARY SERVICE
Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current electronic computer devices? Drop in
from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 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 service.
ART PROJECT: PAINTING
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 8x10 acrylic painting of tulips in a variety of colors; (see picture on bulletin board and the senior center Facebook Page).
If the center has reopened, class will be held 9:30 -12 p.m. (approx.) on Monday, May 18. The cost is $15 and all supplies are furnished.
Please register May 1-13. Class is limited to 10. There are no refunds after May 13, but you would have the option to make it up at the
There are always flowers for those who want to see them
~ Henri Matisse
The senior center is proud to announce our first ever concert-style show featuring, Brian Brenner’s Oldies Revue Show, on June 10.
This show is a light-hearted blast from the past, featuring the good times of 50's & 60's Rock & Roll. Lots of audience interaction and
participation add to the fun and the video production brings it to life! The Oldies Revue has a proven track record at scores of car shows,
sock hops, and oldies parties across the nation. For those of you who have not seen Brian's show at the Milton Club, you are in for a
treat! The movie screens and projectors assist him in telling the stories of artists and songs. Along with the show, there will be a Bake
Sale (June 9 & 10) and 50/50 raffle drawing (June 10 only).
Ticket Sales ($10 each):
May 4-25: Members only (limit of 4 tickets)
May 26-June 9: No ticket limit. Open to members and non-members.
SWEET TOOTH BAKE SALE
The fundraiser this year will feature a live show, bake sale, and 50/50 raffle drawing.
The bake sale will be held on two days, June 9 and June 10, and donations of homemade baked goods are needed as well as shift
workers. There will be a sign-up sheet on the desk May 4 or you can call to sign up. If you know what you will be bringing, please indicate
that as well. At our last bake sale, there was a wonderful variety of items to satisfy your sweet tooth!
When the center reopens, any member may exercise to the DVD at 9:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no fee and
members are reminded to exercise at their own pace and risk.
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 and to check for cancellations, visit www.fcchh.org or call 937-236-8029.
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
This nationally recognized program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. Those who have fallen,
those who avoid activities because they are afraid of falling, and those interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength may
benefit from this interactive program. People who develop a fear of falling often limit their activities which can result in physical weakness
and a higher risk of falling.
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered at the senior center beginning June 5. Class
will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday and taught by a trained coach. It is open to seniors age 60 and up who are ambulatory or in a
wheelchair and able to problem solve and to those who are younger and disabled. Class consists of lecture, discussion, class
participation in exercises (not strenuous) that are custom tailored to the class (starts week 3), demonstrations on how to get up from a
fall, and more! Students will receive a workbook and a certificate based on how many classes are attended. Phone calls accepted; open
to the community. Seating limited. Registration begins May 13.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
(subject to change on short notice)
May 4: AARP Driver class
May 20: Penny auction
May 27: Advanced Directives Day
June 5: Balance class (8 weeks)
June 9: Bake sale
June 10: Fundraiser Show, Bake Sale
July 4: Parade
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Happy 74th Wedding Anniversary to Dick and Nita Wetz
Sherri Johnson in memory of her sister
Phyllis Brandt in memory of her mother
Dana Staup in memory of her mother
Bob Spoutz in memory of his brother
Sunshine Coordinator: Call Bobbi Markley 937-233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
3 Gordon Meyer
6 Mary Ritchey
20 Ron Bielak
24 Gordon Meyer
Reservations: Gordon Meyer 937-233-6206
Janet Fulton 20 Connie Kors 9
Gladys Williams 18 Anna Lawson 7
Susan Kendall 10 Barb Palmer 10
Belinda Davis 12 Susan Spacht
Irene Lader 14 Arlene Gambill
Mary Bish 7 Barb Shultz 3
Wilma Inman 8
Contact: Janet Fulton at 937-236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play