HH Sr. Center offers summer activities


The Huber Heights and Vandalia Senior Centers held their annual corn hole competition, sponsored by Friendship Village, at the Huber Heights YMCA. From left to right are Jim Frantz and Ken Marcum (first place), Art Couturier and Ted Schmidt (second), and Jim Boggs and Don Allen (third).

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY GARAGE SALE

Lunch, Bake Sale, Raffle IS July 24-25

Come one; come all to the garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine, no early birds) on July 24 and July 25. In addition to a large variety of used and new holiday items, there will be some miscellaneous treasures, folding chairs, new jewelry and other brand new items that would make great Christmas gifts.

Lunch is $5 for a sandwich, chips, fruit cup, and beverage and will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as long as there is food left. The bake sale is always fun and you can purchase treats for yourself or friends. A raffle will be conducted for a prize donated by the Huber Heights Wal-Mart.

The senior center is located at 6428 Chambersburg Road, east of Brandt Pike, one block from the library. This event is open to the public and there is plenty of parking behind the senior center.

PRESENTATION:

Internet Medical Information – is it safe?

There are hundreds of websites with medical information, but which ones are trustworthy? In this program, the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Librarian will guide us through the maze of multiple sites and choices now available on the Internet. She will share tips on how to identify reputable ones and how to be “cyber-skeptic.”

Please call 233-9999 to register. The presentation will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, July 10, at the senior center. 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 f50 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, July 9. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. The Fairborn Hearing Clinic provides a basic hearing screening and/or hearing aids are 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, July 31, to discuss “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. 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 July 10. 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 July 24.

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

EXERCISE CLASS

Fall Semester Registration

Representatives from Sinclair will be at the senior center from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, so you can register for the fall semester. If you miss this date, other options include registering at any Sinclair Learning Center campus or online. Registration is due by Aug. 21 and the first day of class is Aug. 31. Choices include class time of 8, 9, or 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for senior center members who are at least 60 years old. Class is held at the senior center.

There is no requirement to do any exercise that you prefer not to do. If not enough register for all three classes, then you will have the option of moving to one of the other classes. Sinclair charges $25 per student per semester. In addition to physical health benefits from exercise, these classes are a good way to meet others and form friendships to promote emotional health as well.

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: July 13, 9:45 -10:30 a.m. with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights. Note: new time.

Fourth Tuesday: July 28, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with blood pressure, BMI, and pulse oximeter by First Light Home Care. Note: new day & time.

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 Friday, July 24.

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 July 30. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts July 1. 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. Payment is due when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders only.

July 29 Shawshank Prison

This trip includes the Cell Block Tour of the Ohio State Reformatory, the movie settings for The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, Tango and Cash and Harry and Walter Go to New York. You will see the east and west cell blocks, the bull pen, mini bull pen, central guard room, lower east diagonal, solitary confinement and warden’s living quarters in addition to the museum and gift shop.

The tour is 90 minutes to two hours and there is quite a bit of walking. There are approximately eight steps on one level and seven on the other. Also included is shopping and lunch on your own in downtown historic Mansfield and the Richland Carousel is another attraction. Afterwards, there is a tour of the unique Mansfield Fire Museum. Cost is $49. \

Departure time from the senior center is 8:30 a.m. with approximate return time of 6:45 p.m. Call the center at 233-9999 to see if seats are still available.

Aug. 20 Mystery Trip

The only clues to this mystery are that you will depart from the senior center at 8 a.m., lunch will be on your own at 1 p.m., and you will return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost is $33. Last day to register is July 31.

Oct. 4 -10 Branson, Mo.

There is lots of entertainment on this trip! You will enjoy seven shows including The New Jersey Nights Show, the Dublin Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies, The Duttons Show, The Brett Family Show, The Haygoods Show, the IT Show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre, and the Showboat Branson Belle.

Cost is $578 to room double, $758 single, and $558 triple. Optional cancellation insurance is available for an extra fee. Final payment is due July 20.

April 17-23, 2016 Savannah

Save the date for this trip, back by popular demand.

SILK SCARF PAINTING

You can create your own design on a silk scarf from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Cass Barth will demonstrate how to paint a flower but you can design your own theme on the white scarf. No painting experience is needed. A sample scarf will be available at the desk for you to view. All supplies are furnished.

Wear old clothes since the fabric paint can potentially seep through an apron. You will need to stand to do this project but can sit anytime to rest and for the demonstration and care instructions. Cost is $20 and class is limited to seven participants. Register July 13 to Aug. 6; phone calls accepted.

Open to non-member seniors beginning July 21. Cass Barth currently teaches silk painting both privately and in the summer program at the Rhein Center for the Arts in Lakeside, Ohio.