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Volume 2019 No. 5 MAY 2019
MEET & GREET
In order to focus on our new members and keep the event small enough to promote
mingling, a breakfast Meet & Greet will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3, for new
members only. This includes: first-time members who join this year by April 23 and those
who joined October -December of 2018 and renew this year by April 23. Free tickets will be issued through April 23 for those who can
make a firm commitment to attend. It would be very helpful to notify the desk by April 25 if you need to cancel; thank you.
The Meet & Greet is a wonderful opportunity to meet others and learn more about the senior center. If you did not receive a phone call
extending a personal invitation, please call Pat Lokai at 236-6666.
Activity cancellations: chair chi, congregate lunch
BINGO BASH SOCIAL
Dinner will be catered by Christopher’s in Kettering and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Bingo will follow at approximately 7 p.m.
Each participant will be issued two bingo cards (no charge, no choice of cards) and the Board approved $150 in prize money! This
casual gathering is relaxed and fun. If you do not play bingo, you can come for dinner and visit before the game starts.
The menu includes grilled marinated chicken, cabbage rolls, marinara and sauerkraut on the side, mashed potatoes, green beans,
tossed salad, roll, cheesecake squares, brownies, and assorted cookies.
Tickets cost $13 and will be sold through May 9. Guest tickets may be purchased beginning May 7 if any remain.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Seating: since this is a social, seating is not the same as regular Tuesday bingo; please do not expect to sit in
your usual bingo location.
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 15, courtesy of
Lovett Law Office. The 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
addition, a free consult with the attorney will be offered to attendees. Beginning at 1 p.m., the presenter, Elizabeth Durnell-Maier, will
answer questions and provide information about the Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Financial Power of Attorney, Wills,
Probate and three reasons to avoid it, Long Term Care options, Medicaid and Medicaid planning, and VA Benefit Aid and Attendance.
In order to know how many paralegals to provide, please sign the clipboard by May 9 or call 233-9999. Open to seniors in the community.
Please call if you need to cancel. Many thanks are extended to Mr. George Lovett for providing this important and generous service.
The Landings of Huber Heights is extending a friendly gesture and providing lunch at the senior center at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10. You
will enjoy fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, and dessert. You can relax and take your time to visit with friends and Shelly from The
Landings while you enjoy this complimentary lunch. You can obtain free tickets (4 per member) through May 6. Seating limit of 80.
Activity cancellations: no congregate lunch, chair chi, Tai Chi.
Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special
~ Catherine Pulsifer
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 May 16 for both the beginner and intermediate class. Cost is $20 and due when
registration begins April 18. 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.
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: May 14, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
A friendly, informal trivia game is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (May 10 at 1:30). Chris from The Laurels conducts
this intriguing and fun game and provides prizes. All you bring is a pen and your game spirit. This is a great activity for both men and
women. Note: time changed to 1:30 for May only.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, May 9. 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 May 3, 10, 24.
A warm and friendly welcome is extended to our new members
Randy Abshire Thomas Otoski Donna Griffith
Jeanne Manovich Henry Richards Kathy Richards
Dale True Bonnie Jones Sandra Stafford
Wilma Inman Jimmy Turk Winona Moss
Membership: 620 as of April 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.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
Open to Beginners
A new Tai Chi class for current and beginner students (members only) will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting May 24. 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 6.
Note: no class on May 10, May 17, July 19.
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 on May 3, 10.
Board of Trustees: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
Receptionists: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29.
This year’s celebration to recognize and honor senior citizens is Friday, May 24, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary
Road in Dayton. Vendors, entertainment, prizes, and lunch will be provided. Doors open at 9:30 for ticket holders with the program at 11
a.m. and lunch at noon. Tickets cost $3 (limit 4 per person) and may be purchased at the desk; exact change please. If you buy more
than one ticket, please provide each person’s name. Purchase tickets by May 9; if none are left at the senior center, you can call Senior
Resource Connection at 542-8816.
With input from the Huber Heights Fire Division, the best available refuge areas in the building have been identified when shelter is
needed from a tornado or other severe weather. Color diagrams are posted throughout the building indicating the best, better, poor, and
danger areas. It may be beneficial for you to study this diagram and note that the green areas reflect the best options with red showing
the worst areas.
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
Students from the previous balance class were very pleased with what they learned so the senior center is providing a site for another
course. This nationally recognized program, A Matter of Balance, was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University and
emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. Those who have fallen, find themselves avoiding activities
because they are afraid of falling, or are 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, making the risk of falling
Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered at our senior center beginning June 7. 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 able to problem solve,
ambulatory or in a wheelchair, 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 such as how to get up from a fall, and
more! Students will receive a workbook and also a certificate based on how many classes are attended. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Registration begins May 7. Phone calls accepted; open to the community.
4 Paws for Ability
This non-profit, located in Xenia, trains and places service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities. Kalynn Clark, Director of
Volunteer Engagement, will share information about this mission and you will have the opportunity to meet a service dog in training! Join
Kalynn and special visitor (service dog), at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Open to the community.
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, May 30, 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
*Thanks to April newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Lou Brown, JoAnne Weese, Patty Jessee, Pam Erbaugh, Ruth Krupp, Loretta
Cooper, Debbie Lykin, Sonnie Clifton, Richard Conner.
*Thanks to all who donated new get well cards.
*Special thanks go to our super receptionists for making hundreds of tax appointments in addition to their regular duties.
*Thanks to Terri Rutledge for the bunny wall hanging.
*The Lunch & Learn with the Lincoln impersonators was very impressive. Thanks to Joy Randolph, Netta Hawkins, Bruce & Vevia Enix,
Carolyn Freeman, and Judy Blankenship for setting up and to Judy for vacuuming afterwards. 66 out of 80 attended the event.
*Thanks to James Womack for helping set up bingo tables and chairs.
*The senior center looks like spring; thanks to those who came in to decorate: Judy Blankenship, Joy Randolph, Betty Beery, Liz
Gitzinger, Carolyn Freeman, Jim & Deb Boggs, Richard & Priscilla Klinedinst, Netta Hawkins, Norma Freedline, Jerry & Caroline
Nottingham, Bruce & Vevia Enix.
*Once again, MediGold thoughtfully provided goody bags for our trip!
*Special thanks to Prestige Printing for helping with the logo so the new banner for the podium could be created. Thanks to Bruce Enix
for the banner suggestion and to Liz Gitzinger for making the arrangements.
*Impressive service was provided by the AARP tax preparers with them processing 773 clients this year! The senior center has served as
a site for this important community service project for over 20 years. Many thanks go to Andre, Ralph, Lucy, Bob, Liz, Nancy, Vivian, and
Sue for their dedication.
*Thanks to Jim Mote for performing at the April social on very short notice when Brian was hospitalized and to Netta Hawkins for making
the arrangements on Pat’s day off. Thanks, also, to Abigail Kerestes for providing piano music before the event.
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.
5/27: Closed 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.
5/14: Bld press, sugar 11:45-12:45 5/3: Meet & Greet 9
5/10: Friendship Lunch 12
5/17: Bingo Bash 5:30
5/24: Senior Day off-site
Exercise 9, 10 5/12: Mother’s Day
Congregate Lunch 11:30
Mah Jongg 1 p.m.
5/1: Board Meeting 12:30
5/8: Snooty Fox Trip
5/15: Advanced Directives 1pm
5/22: Dessert & Disc. 1:30
5/29: Desk Meeting 9 a.m.
5/29: 4 Paws 1pm
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: 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; check with the senior center for dates.
May 8 Snooty Fox
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus.
Departure is 9 a.m.
June 19 Ricky Nelson Tribute
Enjoy the music of Ricky Nelson performed by his twin sons at Der Dutchman on June 19.
Included is a family-style dinner with chicken, roast beef, all the trimmings and dessert and beverage plus a discount coupon for the gift
shop. Cost is $69.
June 23-25 Soaring Eagle
Registration due May 15.
July 24 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 May 28, non-members June 11. Last day to register is June 27.
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.
Sept. 7-13 Canada
Oct. 23 Belterra Park
Dec. 2 Christmas of Yesteryear
DESSERT & DISCUSSION
Housing Options for Seniors
This topic, originally scheduled in February, was cancelled due to a weather closing. While you enjoy dessert, you can learn about the
five housing options for seniors including the advantages and disadvantages of each, questions you should ask, possible costs, and
more. Join Home Instead Senior Care at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Seating limited to 60. Please register with the receptionist
beginning April 29; phone calls accepted. Non-members may register starting May 16 if space remains.
*The City and Chamber of Commerce will provide a paper shredding event on Saturday, July 20, from 9-11 at the Rose and Cloud Park.
*When setting up the metal tables, it is very important to slide the locking mechanism (cylinder-shaped part) down to brace the legs so
they cannot collapse.
*The Huber Heights FISH food pantry is in need of volunteers. You can make calls from home, work at the pantry, or deliver food to shut-
ins. Please call Jean at 667-0276 for more information.
*Please sign in each time you visit the senior center; thank you.
*The center is low on sympathy cards if you have any new ones you would like to donate; thank you.
*The Huber Heights Performing Arts Dinner and Inductions will be May 19.
*The Lost & Found box contains some items that have been there for a long time including glasses, jewelry, miscellaneous, and a key
that was recently found on Monday, March 11. See the receptionist if you would like to check the box for any of your missing items.
Found items such as jackets and sweaters are usually hung up in the coat closet. Smaller items are placed in the box with valuable items
kept in the safe.
If you are interested in walking, riding your scooter, or possibly riding in the back of a truck for the Independence Day parade, please
sign the clipboard at the desk starting May 13. The parade will be held on Saturday, June 29. The parade is approximately 1.5 miles
long, starting at Chambersburg Road and Brandt Pike and ending at Nebraska Avenue. If you ride your scooter, please decorate with
patriotic colors. Those with senior center logo blue shirts can wear them. There will not be float this year. While the entry will be on a
smaller scale this time, the senior center still hopes to participate to support the city’s efforts and to represent the senior center.
Candy Collection: candy is needed to hand out to parade spectators; donations of bags of individually wrapped candy (no chocolate or
kinds that melt easily) would be appreciated. The candy box will be on the counter June 1-27; thank you for any donations that you make.
Lunch: cancelled May 3, 10, 24
Chair Chi: not on May 3, 10
Tai Chi: not on May 10
Trivia: time changed to 1:30
Closed: May 27
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.
May 9: First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
May 15: St Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, 5:30-7, 233-1503
May 21: Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970
May 25: HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
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.
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)
Social Media Basics: May 6, 2-4
Computer Basics: May 20, 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.
May 3, 3-5 p.m., and May 4, 11, 1-3 p.m: Success Center Foundation: this foundation is available to share and provide free financial
direction and mentoring for your personal or business based growth. It is comprised of several local business members and
entrepreneurs that are happy to share their stories of success in a variety of business and managerial settings, while learning about your
own financial challenges and dreams. No appointment or reservation is needed. Please stop in at your convenience.
May 6, 7- 8 p.m. North to Alaska -- Cruising the Inside Passage: Tom Hissong, retired Education Manager for the Aullwood Audubon
Center and Farm, had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska’s spectacular Inside
Passage. Tom traveled and worked for two summers as Guest Alaskan Onboard Naturalist on Holland America’s MS Noordam cruise
ship. Tom observed and photographed a rich diversity of wildlife. Join Tom when he shares his Alaskan experiences through a colorful
PowerPoint presentation and his stories.
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.
May 16, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our
title is Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
May 23, 7-8 p.m. The World of Native Plants and Birds: The many interesting connections between plants and birds are strong and well
developed. Tom Hissong, Education Coordinator at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, will present a colorful PowerPoint program
on the fascinating relationships between native plants and birds and how often times one group could not exist without the other. A
special discussion will focus on the use of native plants to enhance our home landscapes for birds.
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 begins May 13.
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.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Last year’s ice cream social was so much fun with music, door prizes, and an ice cream bar! This event will be sponsored again by
Courtney Koverman with Dayspring of Miami Valley and will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Free tickets will be issued to
members (4 per person) beginning May 30, non-members begin June 19. Last day to obtain a ticket is June 20.
Activity cancellation: congregate lunch.
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
June 7: Balance class
June 13-16: Community garage sale
June 26: Ice cream social
June 29: Parade
July 19: Lunch & Learn: vertigo
July 31: Weiner Roast
Aug. 14: Pizza party
Aug. 17: Social
MAH JONGG SCORES
Belinda Davis 11 wins Susan Kendall 6
Gladys Williams 7 Army Houston 4
Janet Fulton 7 Barb Palmer 2
Connie Kors 9 Anna Lawson 3
Barbara Schultz 2 Patty Jessee 2
Contact: Janet Fulton at 236-8392
or drop in to observe or learn to play
RAYS OF SUNSHINE
Thinking of You
Edwin Primm, Sr.
Mary Hickey in memory of her son
Jan Wishon in memory of her brother
Ned Yaney in memory of his wife, Ila
Sunshine Coordinator: Bobbi Markley 233-8866
BRIDGE TOP SCORE
4 Yogi Singhal
7 George Kirby
11 Gordon Meyer
14 Kathy Lawrence
21 Mary Jane Stewart
25 Gordon Meyer
28 Gayle Woodward
Reservations: Gordon Meyer at 233-6206
Duplicate: Mon. 12:15 p.m.
Party: Thurs. 12: 15 p.m.
Refresher: call Gordon