Fall activities planned at Huber Heights Senior Center


Staff report



Art and Treva Couturier, members of the Huber Heights Senior Center, volunteered to paint the sign in front of the senior center. Surrounding the sign is the garden that is cared for by senior center volunteers including Liz Gitzinger, Phyllis Gustavson, Pat Rapp, Milvi Wilson, and Wayne High School volunteer Jared Kerestes.


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HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights Senior Center, located at 6428 Chambersburg Rd. in Huber Heights, offers the following activities.

NOVEMBER SOCIAL

What could be better than good food, good company, and good entertainment? You can have it all at the Thanksgiving social on Nov. 21. Dinner will be catered by Christy’s and begins at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include roast turkey, Christy’s chicken, whipped potatoes and gravy, winter blend vegetables, seven layer salad, pumpkin and apple pie. The buffet line will be open until 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will be sold through Nov. 10. Guest ticket sales begin Nov. 5. Entertainment will feature Double Play.

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 or see the receptionist by Nov. 2. Open to the community. Refreshments provided by Optum Hospice.

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. at the senior center 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. Open to the community.

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 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 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.

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day will be Thursday, Nov. 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.

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. 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.

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

Fourth Tuesday: Nov. 24, 11:45 -12:45 a.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 meal on Nov. 11, 18, 27.

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.

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 and non-members may register starting November 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 insurance is available.

TOY DONATIONS

The senior center is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years). Donations should not be wrapped. This program, Toys for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and gift bags may also be donated. The collection box is expected to be here around Thanksgiving. The last day to make donations is Dec. 14.

EXERCISE CLASS

Spring Semester

Sinclair College representatives will be at the senior center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to conduct registration for the spring semester that begins in January. If you cannot be here that day, you can register at any Sinclair Learning Center or online. Sinclair charges $25 per student for the semester. At least 15 students are required for the class to be offered at the senior center.

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays for senior center members who are at least 60 years old.

Art and Treva Couturier, members of the Huber Heights Senior Center, volunteered to paint the sign in front of the senior center. Surrounding the sign is the garden that is cared for by senior center volunteers including Liz Gitzinger, Phyllis Gustavson, Pat Rapp, Milvi Wilson, and Wayne High School volunteer Jared Kerestes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/10/web1_GT_signR1.jpgArt and Treva Couturier, members of the Huber Heights Senior Center, volunteered to paint the sign in front of the senior center. Surrounding the sign is the garden that is cared for by senior center volunteers including Liz Gitzinger, Phyllis Gustavson, Pat Rapp, Milvi Wilson, and Wayne High School volunteer Jared Kerestes. Submitted photo

Staff report

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

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