Huber Senior Center offers variety of activities


Huber Heights Senior Center members enjoyed a unique painting experience of designing silk scarves.


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HUBER HEIGHTS —The Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center offers the following event at 4428 Chambersburg Rd. Some events are open just to members while other events are open to the community, as designated.

OCTOBER SOCIAL

The social offers a great opportunity to expand your circle of friends! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, with dinner catered by Rob’s and will include roast pork loin, swiss steak, red skin potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli mix, Waldorf salad, rolls, and assorted cream pie. The buffet line will be open until 6:15 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 and will be sold Sept. 8 to Oct. 6. Guest tickets may be purchased starting Oct. 1 if any remain. Entertainment will feature a 45 minute show by the Boyer Family Singers, a trio of sisters performing in three part harmony, reminiscent of the Andrew and McGuire Sisters. They have performed at a Dayton Dragons game and specialize in swing, patriotic, spiritual, and bluegrass.

LUNCH & LEARN

How To Choose a Retirement Community

Senior center members are welcome to attend a very informative presentation by Friendship Village. Lunch will be held at 12 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29.The focus will be on what to look for when visiting a retirement community, the difference between rehab and long term care, choices you have, how to pay for it, and more. A delicious box lunch made fresh at Friendship Village will also include dessert. Members register Sept. 1-24; phone calls accepted.

FLU SHOTS

Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine at the senior center on Sept. 23 for adults age 18 and up. Call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Walk-ins may be seen but should not arrive before 2:45 p.m. Cost is $20 if your insurance does not cover it. Bring insurance card to appointment. Refreshments will be provided by Springhills Home Care Service.

PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101

To help you prepare for open enrollment that runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 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, Oct. 14. 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. Open to the community.

PRESENTATION

Posters That Changed America And Influenced Our Lives

An interesting lecture with a power point slide presentation will be offered by Richard Esposito at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Learn about the illustrators who created them, the stories behind them, and how they changed America and influenced our lives. Most likely, many of you will be able to identify with the posters and recall many memories. Open to seniors in the community; call 233-9999 to register.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

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 dueevery 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 50 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 Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for first-time applicants onlywith the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day will be Thursday, Sept. 10. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Fairborn Hearing Clinic will conduct a basic hearing screening and hearing aids can be examined. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.

BOOKS & BANTER

Under the direction of Karen Findlay from the library, members of the book group will meet at 10 a.m. at the senior center on Friday, Sept. 25, to discuss “Goodbye For Now” by Laurie Frankel. Books are on reserve at the library.

TAI CHI & CHAIR CHI

A beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting Sept. 11. Cost is $30 per person for the eight week session and is due at registration starting Aug. 21. Open to members only. 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

Chair Chi is offered at no cost on Friday mornings for those who cannot stand for long. It is important to be seated by 8:45 a.m. Open to members only.

BLOOD PRESSURE, SUGAR AND MORE

Feel welcome to walk in for the following screenings (no fasting required). Open to seniors in the community. Unavoidable short-notice cancellations may occur at times.

SecondMonday: Sept. 14, 9:45 -10:30 a.m. with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.

Fourth Tuesday: Sept. 22, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with blood pressure, BMI, and pulse oximeter by First Light Home Care.

CONGREGATE LUNCH

Membership not required; open to 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 Huber Heights Senior Center is a site for the congregate meal program sponsored by Senior Resource of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and up. Those under 60 are required to pay $4.65 unless certain eligibility requirements are met. Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or water are included. Coffee is provided by the senior center for 25 cents for the first cup with free refills.

A donation of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and up. Those under 60 are required to pay $4.65 unless certain eligibility requirements are met. Please call the center at 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before the meal to make a reservation or to cancel. The menu is posted on the bulletin board, take home menus are available, or you can call the center.

Note: no lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE

Join in the fun and learn to line dance from Rose Winkler. This popular activity includes a variety of music and dance steps. A new eight week session begins September 24. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts Sept. 3. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays.

TERRIFIC TRIPS

Senior center membersmay register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors ages 50 and up and those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior,may register for any remaining seats. Payment is due when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders only.

Sept. 21 Scioto Downs

Have an exciting time at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Cost is $27 and you receive $20 in play and $5 for food. Last day to register is Sept. 15. Bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 -10 Branson, Mo.

There is lots of entertainment on this trip with seven shows! Cost is $578 to room double, $758 single. Call the desk to be placed on the waiting list.

April 17-23, 2016 Savannah, Ga.

This trip includes touring Jekyll and St. Simon’s Island, tour of Beaufort, S.C., Parris Island, tour of Savannah with a visit to an historic and famous home, six breakfasts, four dinners, entertainment, and much more! See the flyer posted on the bulletin board for more details; take-home flyers also available.

Cost is $535 for double, $715 single. Members register with $75 deposit starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 19. Non-members may register Nov. 2. Final payment will be due in February. Optional trip cancellation is available and should be paid when registering.

HELPING HAND

If you need a hand with insurance, Medicare, housing, transportation, understanding or filling out documents, or other issues, stop in at 9:30 on Mondays to see Maria from Senior Independence.

PRESENTATION

History of Folk Remedies

Sinclair College instructor Kathy Hayes will provide an interesting history of folk remedies from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, at the senior center. People who lived in the Appalachian areas of the country were not fortunate enough to have doctors or medical care close by. So, medicinal folk remedies were passed down through the generations. Some proved to work well, others did not, and some are still used today.

Come to hear about these traditions and how health care has changed for these rural American residents. Open to seniors in the community; seating limited to 30. Registration required; call the senior center at 233-9999 or Sinclair College Lifelong Learning at 512-5184. If you must cancel, please contact the site where you registered.

Huber Heights Senior Center members enjoyed a unique painting experience of designing silk scarves.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/08/web1_GT_1081.jpgHuber Heights Senior Center members enjoyed a unique painting experience of designing silk scarves. Submitted photo.

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org.

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org.