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Volume 2017 No. 10 OCTOBER 2017
The social is a fun way to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, with dinner catered by
Hickory River and will include sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, sweet corn or ranch beans, corn bread, mudslide
brownies. The buffet will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. While you are at the social, take a look at the photo albums that Alma French and
the previous historians have created! Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through October 10. Guest tickets may be purchased starting
October 5 if any remain.
Entertainment will feature singer and guitar player, Dave Mullikin, who performs in the Dayton area and at the Bluebird Café in Nashville.
He plays a wide variety of music including rock & roll, country, Gospel, and songs by artists such as Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Roy
Orbison, and many others.
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor the popular Penny Auction at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16. Free tickets (two per member)
go fast so get yours soon! Seating limit of 30. There is usually a waiting list in case you need to return your ticket.
Activity change: bridge cancelled.
PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101
Prepare for Open Enrollment
A representative from OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) with the Ohio Department of Insurance will present
information on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18. Learn what is covered, what is not covered, and what
the out of pocket costs are under Medicare. Also, learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans. There will
be time for questions and answers. We would like a good turn out since the speaker is coming from the Columbus area. If possible,
please sign the clipboard or call the desk so we have an idea of how many chairs to set up. Open to the community.
MEDICARE COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will host a Medicare
Check-Up Day on Monday, October 30 at the senior center from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., by appointment only. You will receive help
comparing, reviewing and enrolling in the best plan that meets your unique needs. Please call the senior center at 233-9999 to make an
appointment; open to the community. Be sure to bring your medicine bottles to your appointment or a complete medication list that
includes the correct spelling of the drug, dosage, and frequency; for example: Lisinopril, 2.5 mg, 1x per day. Bringing the actual bottles is
preferred. If you choose to provide a list, you can pick up a medication comparison form at the senior center in advance.
Open enrollment is October 15 - December 7 and during this time you can:
*Stay on or return to original Medicare and shop for a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan.
*Stay on or shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan.
*Determine if your existing coverage will continue to meet your health insurance needs.
This is a great opportunity to receive help from the highly trained staff and volunteers from OSHIIP who can help you understand your
choices and rights. You can also learn more about recent Medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs that help pay
prescription drug costs and Part B premiums.
**Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the
state, and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents.
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. (Oct. 16) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
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.
The next Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting November 3.
Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration begins October 6. Note: class will be held at the martial arts
center on November 10 and 17, no class on November 24 and December 22. This session is open to current students only. 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.
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Smart Driver Class (formerly Driver Safety Class) from 12-4 p.m. on Monday,
November 6. 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 October 3 - November 2. Open to the
community. Refreshments provided by StoryPoint.
Schedule Changes: no bridge, no Tai Chi practice.
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.
Oct. 8-14 Maine
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus. Departure is 8 a.m.
Oct. 22-28 Maine
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus. Departure is 8 a.m.
April 6-15 San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico
Call or check at the center for November registration dates and trip details.
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: Oct. 10, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
*Thanks to September newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Betty Goard, Joel Wells, Ruth Krupp, Pat Lokai, Milvi Wilson, Debbie
Lykins, Richard Connor.
*Thanks to Jim Boggs and Art Couturier for working at senior center booth at the Marigold Festival.
*Thanks to Bruce & Vevia Enix, Barbara Farina, Debbie Keiser, Jim Boggs, Margaret Collier for helping with the Banjo & More event with
special thanks to the sponsor, MediGold. 84 people attended and enjoyed huge slices of apple pie and singing along with the banjo
*Thanks to all who have brought in get well and sympathy cards, soaps, and lotions.
*Many thanks to Friendship Village for the ice cream truck visit and free treats!
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 27, to discuss The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. 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!
New Instructor! New Program!
A new instructor and exercise program is now available at the senior center. Welcome to Stacey Luneke who began teaching here in
August. She has some great ideas that will introduce new exercises, props, and a new approach to the class routine. Classes are a nice
size with time to visit and get to know your fellow students. Classes are no longer restricted to age 60 and up; you only need to be a
member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to participate. Class is taught by a college instructor and held at the senior
center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. First day of class for the fall semester began August 21.
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. The next semester will start in January.
Registration will probably be held at the senior center in either November or December.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful
~Thich Nhat Hanh
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, October 12. 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.
Springfield Masonic Community
You will enjoy a delightful afternoon with a tour and lunch at the Masonic Community in Springfield on Monday, November 13. A total of
30 may attend. The agency vehicle can transport 26 people or you may drive yourself but all must register with the receptionist October
16 - November 7; phone calls accepted. Let the receptionist know if you need to ride the bus. You will depart from the senior center at 10:
30 a.m. Return time is approximately 1:30 p.m. If you drive, go to the Festival Green Clubhouse; map available for viewing.
The Masonic Community offers independent and assisted living, skilled care, memory care, rehabilitation, and more.
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 currently being offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first
will be ordered.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Harry Crego Lucy Figner David Good
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
A new eight-week session will begin October 12. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts September 21. 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.
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.
10/16: Penny Auction 1:30 Tech Tips (resumes in April);
10/16: Tech Tips & Notary 2:30 now offered on 3rd Monday
10/30: Health Plan Enrollment
at sr. center by appt.
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
10/10: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 10/13: Trivia; 2nd Fri. 1 pm
Balance class 1-3 pm
Exercise 9, 10 10/21: Social 5:30
Congregate Lunch 11:30
Mah Jongg 1 p.m. Sunday:
Games 6:30-9 10/8: Maine
10/4: Board meeting 12:30 10/22: Maine
10/18: Medicare Speaker 1pm
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. There has been a small price increase: polo shirts now 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.
*The annual fire department open house will be from 12:30-3 (note time change from previous issue) on Sunday, October 1.
*The Family Fall Fest will be held on October 1 in the Huber Heights Center on Chambersburg Rd.
*Please leave at least two of the big brown chairs in the lounge at all times.
*Hospice of Dayton accepts Blankets of Love if you are interested in knitting or crocheting blankets (no fringe) that measure 38”x 42”or
making granny squares only. You may take them to the facility or contact member, Netta Hawkins, at 937-304-7275.
On August 31, TAMA Family Martial Arts members Susan and Bill McCabe, were certified as level II Tai Chi instructors by the American
Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA). ATCQA is a national non-profit organization with its goal to promote Tai Chi and Qigong in the
United States for people's health, fitness and wellness. ATCQA has received wide recognitions from Federal government agencies, Tai
Chi and Qigong Experts and many other professionals in the industries such as health and fitness.
Requirements for this certification included 150 hours of professional development and 1000 hours teaching Tai Chi. Susan and Bill have
over 1000 hours of experience in each of these two areas. Susan and Bill are members of Huber Heights Senior Center and have been
teaching Tai Chi here for seven years. They thank the Huber Heights Senior Center for providing support and the opportunity to share
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Computer Basics Oct. 4, 12-2
Everything Downloadable Oct. 11, 12-2
Word Basics Oct. 16, 2-4
3D Printing Oct. 23, 2-4
Publisher Basics Oct. 30, 2-4
Advice for Device Oct. 3, 17, 2-4
Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. Seed Saving & Perennial Splitting: your fall garden is ripe with seeds for sharing. Demonstration of seed saving with a
variety of flower and vegetable seeds and discussion of plant division.
Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cookin’ the Books - Celebrity Chefs: 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.
Oct. 24, 6 - 8:00 p.m. Ohio State Football -- the Forgotten Dawn: Author, Robert J. Roman, draws on extensive archival research and
rare photos from The Ohio State University archives to tell the untold story of the early days of football at Ohio’s flagship public
university. Mr. Roman tells interesting stories about early games and players. He also discusses the research process for his book. Ohio
State Football: The Forgotten Dawn fascinates readers interested in the school’s team history and anyone with a curiosity about the
early history of athletics at American public universities.
Oct. 30, 5 - 8 p.m. International Games Week @Your Library: Join us for an evening of gaming! Play one of the library's games or bring
one from your own collection to share. National Games Day was started in 2007. This free event grew out of an idea to attempt to set a
world’s record for the number of people playing the same game at the same time at libraries around the world. National Games Day
became International Games Day (IGD) in 2012 and International Games Week (IGW) in 2017. It has grown to include events on all
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.
A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Oct. 13). 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.
Christmas Candy Jar
A fun and useful craft project will be offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 6. You can make a Christmas
candy jar, complete with candy! Please see the photo of the candy jar on the bulletin board. Registration for members begins October
17. Last day to sign up is November 1. Seating is limited to 10. Non-member seniors may register beginning October 30 if space
remains. Phone calls accepted.
Interim Home Health provides PT, OT, and Nursing Care as well as help with some daily chores.
HALLOWEEN CANDY COLLECTION
If you would like to donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the fire department to distribute on Beggar’s Night, please place it in
the box at the senior center by October 26. Last year, there was a great response so let’s keep it up! Each year, the center collects
candy to help make trick-or-treating fun and safe for the children in Huber Heights! Beggars Night is October 31 in Huber Heights.
GET ON BOARD
If you wish to run for a position on the 2018 Board of Trustees, your name and the position you are running for need to be submitted by
November 27. Please call Alma French at 236-6409 to volunteer to run or you can attend the Membership Meeting on November 3 when
nominations will be taken from the floor.
Note: all nine positions are open for any eligible member. It is helpful to have Internet/e-mail, especially for officer positions.
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.
What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it all at the Thanksgiving social on Friday,
November 17. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Christy’s. The menu will include roast turkey, Salisbury steak,
whipped potatoes and gravy, winter blend vegetables, Waldorf salad, dutch apple and pumpkin pie. The buffet will be open until 6:15 p.
m. Tickets are $12 and will be sold October 12 - November 6. Guest ticket sales begin November 1. Entertainment will feature Double
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.
Oct. 12: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Oct. 24: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
Oct. 27: Destiny Church, 4301 Powell Rd., 6:30-7:30
Oct. 28: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Bridge: cancelled Oct. 16
Pinochle: cancelled Oct. 30
Knitting: cancelled Oct. 30
The board voted to donate $500 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oct. 1: Fire Dept. Open House
Oct. 12-15 Community garage sale
Oct. 16: Penny auction
Oct. 18: Medicare speaker
Oct. 21: Social
Oct. 30: Health plan enrollments
by appt. at senior center
Nov. 3: Member meeting
Nov. 6: AARP Driver Safety
Nov. 13: Lunch/Tour Masonic Community
Nov. 17: Social
Nov. 27: Board nominations due
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Family of Jenny Northern
Chuck Doran in memory of his wife, Jan
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
MAH JONGG SCORES
Irene Lader 17 wins Marty Kurzynowski 7
Judy Fauver 12 Janet Fulton 8
Arlene Gambill 14 Susan Spacht 11
Belinda Davis 8 Gladys Williams 11
Margie Boughter 5 Connie Kors 11
Patty Jessee 13
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
3 Kathy Lawrence
7 Sandy Wilkson
10 Gayle Woodward
14 George Kirby
17 Mary Jane Stewart
21 Mary Ritchey
24 Gordon Meyer
31 Gordon Meyer
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon