Huber Heights Senior Center plans fall activities


Some activities open to community or seniors in the community

Staff report



Huber Heights Senior Center members, Art Couturier and Tony Blandford, provided information to interested visitors at the Marigold Festival.


Submitted photo.

HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights Senior Center, located at 6428 Chambersburg Rd. in Huber Heights offers the following activities to its members; activites that are open to the community or seniors in the community are indicated below:

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 through 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. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

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. If possible, please call the center at 233-9999 to register. Open to the community.

PRESENTATION

Practical Solutions for Safe Driving Across the Life Span

Doreen Knapke, certified driving rehab specialist with the Kettering Health Network, and Emily Haffner will offer realistic solutions for drivers with special needs, such as stroke survivors, those with MS, Parkinson’s, amputations, arthritis, or other conditions that may require special devices or techniques. She will bring some devices to show and also bring the driving program car.

Some devices that can be helpful include seat belt adaptors, hand controls, extended rearview mirrors, swivel seat to get in and out, and more. The presentation will explain what the program does, who might benefit from a driving evaluation and how the driving evaluation works, review simple special equipment solutions and discuss further resources in the community that relate to driving.

The presentation will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Please call the center at 233 -9999 starting Oct. 1 to register. Open to the community.

PRESENTATION

History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

The Woodland Historic Cemetery will keep you on the edge of your seat as tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters, and murderers are told. Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more will be presented at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the senior center.

Open to seniors in the community. Please call the center at 233-9999 starting Oct. 1 to register.

VA BENEFITS

One-on-one Consultations

Veterans or spouses can meet one-on-one with a Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer from 9-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to find out about benefits and determine eligibility. This is not for filing claims but old ones can be reviewed if you have questions about them. Please bring your discharge papers. This is on a walk-in basis..

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day will be Thursday, Oct. 8. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. A basic hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined bu the Fairborn Hearing Clinic. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.

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 Oct. 28. 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!

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

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 1 – December 31 with the full fee of $20 due in January 2016.

TAI CHI & CHAIR CHI

A beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting Nov. 6. Cost is $30 per person for the eight week session and is due at registration starting Oct. 23. 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.

Note: no class on Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1.

Golden Qi (Chair Chi) is offered at no cost on Friday mornings for those who cannot stand for long.

Note new time: 9:45-10:30 a.m.; it is important to be seated by 9:45 a.m.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

The senior center will serve as a site for an AARP Driver Safety Class from 12-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9. Many insurance companies offer a premium discount; check with your company; if no discount, this is still a good refresher with a new curriculum that was introduced last year.

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 from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. Open to the community. Refreshments provided by Optum Hospice.

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.

Second Monday: Oct. 12, 9:45-10:30 a.m. with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.

Fourth Tuesday: Oct. 27, 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 Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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 five week session begins Oct.29. Cost is $10 and due at registration. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays. This activity provides a fun way to get some exercise.

TERRIFIC TRIPS

Senior center members may register the first 10 days. After that, non-member seniors ages 50 and up and those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior,may register for any remaining seats.

April 17-23, 2016 Savannah, Ga.

This wonderful trip, back by popular demand, 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. Seating is assigned according to date of final payment. Cost for rooming double is $535 or $715 single. Optional trip cancellation is $45 per person if rooming double and $69 for single and should be paid at the same time as your deposit. This requires a separate check made out to Travel Insured International, Inc. that will be held until closer to the trip; the date on your check qualifies you for pre-existing conditions.

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.

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 only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.

Huber Heights Senior Center members, Art Couturier and Tony Blandford, provided information to interested visitors at the Marigold Festival.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/09/web1_GTR1.jpgHuber Heights Senior Center members, Art Couturier and Tony Blandford, provided information to interested visitors at the Marigold Festival. Submitted photo.
Some activities open to community or seniors in the community

Staff report

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center, located at 6428 Chambersburg Rd., by calling 233-9999 or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org.

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center, located at 6428 Chambersburg Rd., by calling 233-9999 or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org.