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Volume 2018 No. 7 July 2018
LUNCH & LEARN
Those with low vision, macular degeneration, blindness can learn helpful daily living tips by certified ADL trainers/educators from Goodwill
Easter Seals at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. They will provide tips for daily living, tools and aids, resources, and provide information
on how to safely help walk someone with low vision, lighting tips, cooking tips, travelling tips, and more. Information on the Radio Reading
program will also be provided and large print calendars will be available. Lunch will be provided by Dayspring, a skilled nursing care
facility located in Enon. Last day to obtain a ticket is July 10.
Activity cancellations: congregate lunch, 10 a.m. exercise class (may attend 9 a.m.)
On Saturday, July 14, at 1 p.m., the Huber Heights Senior Center will present a one-hour workshop, “Meditation for Relaxation and
Health”. Learn how meditation works, how to begin meditation practice, three practical breathing methods and their benefits, and three
visualization techniques to get you started.
The instructors are HHSC members, Sue and Bill McCabe. They are certified with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association as Tai
Chi instructors and the National Association of Activity Professionals as Chair Chi instructors. They have been studying and practicing
meditation techniques for twelve years.
The cost for the workshop is $10; all monies collected will be donated to the senior center. Please register at the desk by July 12. Special
thanks go to the McCabes for sharing their expertise.
WILD WEST SOCIAL
Mosey on over to the senior center corral at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, for some hearty grub and live entertainment. The chuck
wagon from Hickory River will set out beef brisket, pork loin, scalloped potatoes, sweet corn or ranch beans, cornbread, and mudslide
brownies. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold July 10- August 7. Guest tickets may be purchased starting August 2 if space is available.
Corral gates will open at 4:30 p.m. for the round-up.
Entertainment will feature Rum River Blend Band, a 4-piece band that plays country, bluegrass, and a mix of others with banjo, fiddle,
bass guitar and mandolin. This band regularly appears at the Hotel Gallery in Tipp City, and has performed at the Troy Strawberry
Festival, the 2nd Street Public Market in Dayton as well as many other sites.
Come in your favorite western gear (jeans, cowboy hat, square dance dress, boots, etc.) and have a hollerin’ good time!
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.
Tuesday: July 10, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
FREE PAPER SHREDDING
The City of Huber Heights and Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a community shredding event from 9-11 a.m. on July 14 at
two locations: Thomas Cloud Park and the Rose Music Center. ONLY PAPER WILL BE ACCEPTED. Staples and paper clips do not need
to be removed. This event is free and open to all Huber Heights residents with on-site paper shredding conducted by "Shred-it."
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 Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Gardening with Garden Court
Enjoy decorating a gardening pot and planting a live plant! This fun activity will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16. Registration for
members begins July 2, non-members may register starting July 10. Last day to sign up is July 12; phones calls accepted. Seating limited
to 12. This activity is the first one sponsored by Garden Court, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Dayton.
Fall Semester Registration
Stacey Luneke, from Sinclair College, offers a variety of practical and interesting exercises to a variety of music. 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 the semester. If you factor in the total numbers of classes per semester, it comes
out to less than $1 per class. The fall semester begins August 20.
If you are 60 and older, there is no additional $20 Sinclair enrollment fee. If younger and never registered with Sinclair before, there will
be a one-time additional $20 fee. If registered previously but it was more than two years ago, you may need to update the application but
the fee is waived.
Fall Semester Registration: For your convenience, Sinclair representatives are planning on being at the senior center from 9-11 a.m. on
August 8 to conduct registration; no payment is required at this time. If you miss this opportunity, you can see Pat to fill out the form.
Sometimes, … the smallest things take up the most room in your heart
~ A.A. Milne
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, July 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.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER PRACTICE
The Huber Heights Fire Department will bring a state-of-the-art fire extinguisher for you to practice using. You will be able to get the feel
of the extinguisher and learn the correct way to use it once you activate it. In addition, CPR pucks that measure just how much pressure
you are applying during compressions will be available for practice. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn something
that could be life-saving. This activity will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.
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 18.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members:
Jennifer Hart Linda Gray Deborah Powell
Judy Legge Thomas Lenehan Sue Hand
Faye Lewis Vickie Leras
Membership: 643 as of June 15
New members: please see the receptionist if you did not receive a welcome packet.
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.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
The next new eight-week session will begin August 16. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins July 19. 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. There is a lot of
camaraderie and fun in this class.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1.
The board approved purchasing eight new card tables that are larger and sturdier.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
A new Tai Chi class will be offered for current students only at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting July 6. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-
week session and due when registering. Plans are to open up the class to beginners in the fall.
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 Qi is beneficial for those in wheelchairs, with balance issues, and is a form of exercise for people who cannot exercise
Participants can be creative and make two cards, one shaker card and one fancy fold, at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 30. Card making will
be taught by Mary Swan and is limited to 10 participants. Please register July 3-26; phones calls accepted. Non-member seniors may
register beginning July 24 if space remains.
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 26, 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 Dodaro for providing this
DESSERT & DISCUSSION
Easy Safety Tips After 55
While you are enjoying a brownie topped with ice cream, you can learn about a very relevant topic for seniors from the owner of Home
Instead, a senior home health agency. Lori Reeves, owner, and Pam Hall, consultant and former marketing director of Friendship Village,
will discuss practical ways for seniors to stay safe. Join them at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8. There is a seating limit of 50. No
tickets will be distributed but you need to register with the receptionist starting July 9. You may register for yourself and one other
member. Non-members may register beginning July 27 if space remains.
*Thanks to June newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Milvi Wilson, Joel Wells, Betty Goard, Pam Erbaugh, Sonnie Clifton, Art
*Special thanks go to Janet Fulton for repairing the couch in the library/lounge.
*Very special thanks are extended to the following facilities for donating silent auction items for our fundraiser: The Laurels of Huber
Heights, Crossroads Rehab & Nursing, Elmcroft Senior Living, Cypress Pointe, Friends Care, Garden Court, Danbury Senior Living,
*68 people attended the memory lunch & learn by Dr. Mike. He presented an interactive event with humor and compassion. Delicious box
lunches were provided by Storypoint as well as door prizes. Thanks to all of our members who helped set up for the event. Thanks to
those who called to cancel since there was a long waiting list for this event.
*Thanks to the fire chief for talking to the bingo group about the procedure to follow if there is a tornado warning.
*Parade candy was donated by Garden Gate, Interim Home Care, and senior center members; thanks to all.
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 11:30 Tech Tips last Thurs. 9:30
Table tennis 6:30-9 Hearing checks 2nd Thurs.
7/16: Craft, planter 9:30 Table Tennis 6:30-9
7/30: Craft, cards 9:30
7/30: Ice cream social tickets
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 7/6, 13, 20, 27: Balance class
7/10: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 7/13: chiropractor lunch learn tickets
7/24: Sign up Belterra
7/24: Aug. social tickets
Exercise 9, 10 7/14: Meditation Workshop 1pm
Congregate Lunch 11:30 7/14: Paper shredding 9-11
Mah Jongg 1 p.m. Cloud Park & The Rose
7/18: Lunch & Learn 12
7/25: Fire extinguisher practice 1
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.
July 11 Patsy Cline Tribute at Der Dutchman
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn Freeman at the bus. The bus will depart at 10 a.m.
August 23 Mystery Trip
Enjoy a day of surprises on the annual mystery trip. Cost is $46 and lunch is included. Your only clue is that you must wear leather
closed toe and closed heel shoes. Last day to register is July 24. Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns approximately 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 Belterra
Enjoy a free buffet and $10 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 July 24, non-members August 7. Last day to register is September
10. 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 time of 5 p.m.
Oct. 22-26 Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Show Trip
See posting on bulletin board; flyers available.
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.
Now Available at Desk: new, men’s polo shirt, size xxl, $29.
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.
The fundraiser on June 12 was a very enjoyable event and profitable as well! Many thanks are in order but special thanks go to
Chairperson, Margie Boughter, and assistant, Jan Wishon. The auction items generated $708, the miscellaneous items $167, baked
goods $238, and donations for a grand total of $1,563.
Thank you to all who participated, including those who set up and cleaned up, donated and/or baked items, purchased items, worked at
the event, and to those who went without their regular activity on the days the items were displayed. In addition to our members, some
nursing facilities also donated silent auction items including: The Laurels of Huber Heights, Day Springs, Garden Court, Crossroads
Rehabilitation & Nursing, Elmcroft Senior Living, Danbury Senior Living, Friends Care, and Cypress Point.
Volunteers who helped plan and/or work at the event included Margie Boughter, Jan Wishon, Phyllis Whitenack, Linda & Jim Leek,
Connie Kors, Barbara Farina, Sharon Decker, Bobbie Markley, Tracie Kiser, Joan, John, & Mikaila Meyer.
Auction donations were from Tom & Betty Baker, Patty Jesse, Pat Larson, Sharon Kiser, Carolyn Freeman, Sheryl Glover, Helga
Hemphill, Pat Lokai, Susan Kendall, Betty Berry, Mary Swan, Deb Boggs, Vevia Enix, Margie Boughter, Terri Rutledge, Jan Wishon, Mary
Smith, and those who did not sign the list.
Bakers who provided delicious carrot cakes, pecan pies, butterscotch pie, muffins, scones, brownies, cookies, chocolate covered rice
krispie treats, and more included Phyllis Whitenack, Sheryl Glover, Doris Radcliff, Joanne Weese, Jan Malone, Margie Boughter, Jan
Wishon, Linda Leek, Norma Freedline, Mary Smith, and those who did not sign the list.
Thanks to all for making this fundraiser a success! ~ Margie & Jan
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Cool off this summer at an ice cream social, complete with music, door prizes, and an ice cream bar that will be sponsored by Courtney
Koverman with Dayspring. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29. Free tickets will be issued to members (4 per
person) beginning July 30, non-members begin August 17. Last day to obtain a ticket is August 21.
*The senior center website address is www.huberseniorcenter.org You can check here for the newsletter, menu, last minute notifications,
trips, and more.
*If you have trouble with the legs of the new card tables, please ask for help so you can be shown how to open/close them correctly.
*Free paper shredding for Huber Heights residents from 9-11 on July 14 at Cloud Park and The Rose Music Center.
*Please put down newspapers if you are working on projects that involve paint, glue, glitter, etc. Newspaper is located in the cabinet
under the sink in the back room.
*Something to think about when shopping at garage sales this summer: finding something to use as a costume for the upcoming
Halloween costume party at the senior center.
*If you are interested in participating in a poetry group, please contact the program coordinator. There has been a request for this
* The community movie will feature Jumanji at 9 p.m. on July 20 at the Eichelberger Amphitheater. Bring blankets, lawn chairs.
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 7,
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.
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 12: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
July 18: St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 5:30-7, 233-3137
July 24: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
July 28: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
LUNCH & LEARN
Learn the basics of the nervous system/spine, what a chiropractor does, and the different ways to make body adjustments. Senior center
president, Jim Boggs, has offered to be the demonstration “patient”. Dr. Peltier, from the Peltier Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center
in Huber Heights, will speak at a lunch and learn that begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15. Free tickets will be given out to
members (4 per person) beginning July 13. Non-members may register starting August 6 if tickets remain. Last day to register is August.
8. Lunch will be provided by Lori Bocook with Elmcroft Senior Living in Fairborn.
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 16, 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 9, 6:30-8 p.m: Is Business Ownership Right for You? Bill Powell of FranNet will answer questions on business and franchising basics.
Advance registration required. Register by calling 937-496-8631.
Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Movie Night: watch movies newly released to DVD at the library. Bring pillows and/or blankets for your viewing
comfort. Popcorn provided! You are welcome to bring additional snacks and covered drinks.
July 19, 7-8:15 p.m. Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Take turns
facilitating the discussion and bringing treats. July title is Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner. New members always welcome. Copies
available at the checkout desk.
Cong. Lunch: cancelled July 18
Exercise: no 10 a.m. on July 18
(may attend 9 a.m.)
Closed: July 4
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Aug. 8: Dessert & Discussion
Aug. 15: Lunch & Learn (chiropractor)
Aug. 18: Social
Aug. 29: Ice cream event
Sept. 17: Downsizing speaker
Sept. 19: Music & More
Sept. 26: Flu shots
Oct. 10: Medicare speaker
Oct. 17: Fall Fun event
Oct. 19: Social
Oct. 30: Medicare counseling appts.
Oct. 31: Halloween costume party
MAH JONGG SCORES
Janet Fulton 23 wins Belinda Davis 9
Arlene Gambill 2 Patty Jessee 6
Gladys Williams 18 Judy Fauver 11
Margie Boughter 4 Connie Kors 3
Susan Spacht 6
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Mike Vaughn in memory of his wife, Deb
Doris Fusco in memory of her daughter
Family of Marian Johnson
Don Mann in memory of his brother
Katie Durst in memory of her sister-in-law
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
3 Dotty Blake
10 Don Payne
14 George Kirby
17 Don Payne
21 Marge Korhorst
24 Mary Ritchey
31 Marge Kohorst
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon