HUBER HEIGHTS – Golden Times is a calendar of events for the Huber Heights Senior Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road.
Senior Organizing Solutions
Olive Wagar, professional organizer, returns for another visit to help seniors learn to simplify life, preserve memories, reduce paper piles, eliminate safety hazards, and rightsize to this season of life! Join her at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, for useful and creative solutions to fit your lifestyle. Open to the community.
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 11. From 1-1:30 p.m., elder law attorney, George Lovett, will explain these documents and answer questions. His 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. Please 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.
Please register by May 5 either in person or by calling 233-9999. Open to seniors in the community.
BINGO BASH SOCIAL
Dinner will be catered by Christy’s and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20. 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 chicken cordon bleu, Swiss steak, parsley new potatoes, green bean casserole, broccoli raisin salad, coconut cream, chocolate, butterscotch, cherry cheesecake mini tarts. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through May 10. Guest tickets may be purchased beginning May 5 if any remain.
Music in Applachia
Kathy Hayes from Sinclair College will discuss the history of music in Appalachia, as well as the origins of the music and the musical instruments. She will also talk about bluegrass and country music, both popular in Appalachia. Dance is also popular in this region and this history will be discussed as well. Kathy was here previously for the fantastic History Of Folk Remedies presentation.
The presentation will be held here from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Please register by calling Sinclair College at 512-2372 or 512-5184. Open to adults in the community.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, May 12, at the senior center. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Fairborn Hearing Clinic conducts a basic hearing screening and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
A beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting May 27. Cost is $30 per person for the eight week session and is due when registration begins May 6. 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.
Golden Qi (Chair Chi) is offered 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. Note: no class May 6.
AMAZING VARIETY SHOW
For this, you may want to hold onto your hats and scream, “Presto!” The Huber Heights Senior Center is pleased to announce an event that is beyond belief. The John Louis: On The Edge Of Illusion is an exciting full stage variety show featuring comedy, magic, juggling, live animals and audience participation.
John Louis is one of the countries’ top variety artists. He has been a featured entertainer at the Cincinnati Zoo, where he presented over 800 live performances. John chuckles as he remarks, “A few of my live performances died, but I at least showed up.” He has performed at over 1,000 senior centers and senior living communities throughout the country and has appeared on radio and television.
John promises that he will not make anyone disappear. Although he does say, “Look for someone to be sawed in half – it is a traditional part of any variety-illusion show.”
Senior center members may obtain a free ticket at the desk beginning May 17; limited seating. If you cannot attend, please turn your ticket in for someone on the waiting list. This special event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
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.
2nd Monday: May 9, 9:45 -10:30 with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
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 began April 28; next new session begins June 23. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts May 26. 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 and the class has a great time!
SENIOR DAY AT HARA
This year’s celebration to recognize and honor senior citizens is Friday, May 27, at Hara Arena. Vendors, entertainment, prizes, and lunch will be provided. Door opens at 9:30 to visit 40 displays. The program and entertainment start at 11 with lunch at 12 p.m. Tickets cost $2 (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. Tickets will be available at the senior center through May 10; they go fast so get yours soon! This event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Council on Aging and Molina Health care. Hara Arena is located at 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, use the Silver entrance.
COMPUTER FIRST AID
Do you need help with your computer, Kindle, Nook, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current electronic computer devices including games? Drop in from 10-11 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month (May 5) and be prepared with your specific questions. Please bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class.
Open to 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 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 for more information. Note: no meal on Friday, May 6.
Senior center members may 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.
July 11-15 Lancaster Show & Dutch Country
Included is a guided tour of Lancaster along with Amish Country, a visit to the Kitchen Kettle Village, the Landis Valley Museum and Village, Rockvale Square Outlets, the American Music Theatre for the all new Crooners show with singers, dancers, and orchestra, and more. Also included is a cruise and free time to explore the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. You will also enjoy a new musical, Samson, at the Sign & Sound Millennium Theatre, one of the world’s largest live performance stages. It is the largest Christian live theatre in the U.S. with a stage that brings you right into the action with 40 foot high sets, trained animals, and tremendous special effects. Cost is $537 for double, $737 single. Final payment is due by May 2.
August 10 Brett Family Show
The Bretts Family has been performing in Branson for 16 years and has won many awards. They will be in Columbus at the Northland Performing Arts Center one day only. These performers offer music, dance, comedy, and lots of energy. This trip includes the show and lunch at Hometown Buffet. The bus can provide seating for two people in wheelchairs; inform the receptionist if you need wheelchair seating. Departure time is 11 a.m. with approximate return time of 6:30 p.m. Cost is $69. Registration will begin May 10 for members and May 24 for non-members. Final day to register is July 8.
Sept. 7 Scioto Downs
Members register July 26, non-members August 9. Last day to register is August 29.
Oct. 17-21 Nashville
Highlights include a tour of Nashville, a stop at the Parthenon, ride on the Delta Flatboat inside the Opryland Hotel, show at the Grand Ole Opry, tour of the Belle Meade Plantation, Johnny Cash Museum, dinner and show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, a Grand Ole Opry Behind the Scenes Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame, and more. Cost is $572 rooming double and $752 single.
Member registration: numbers will be handed out at 12 noon to those seated in line and registration will begin at 1 p.m. on April 29. There is a deposit of $75. Non-members may register May 13. Final payment is due by August 3. Seating is assigned according to date of final payment. Optional trip cancellation insurance is available for an extra fee.
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 1 through December 31 for first-time applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.
Senior center members, age 60 and over, may join the exercise class at any time during the year with the understanding that the full amount of $20 (summer only, returns to $25 in the fall) is due, no matter how many weeks remain in that semester. Classes are taught by a Sinclair instructor and held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. You are welcome to drop in at 9 a.m. to observe the class if you want to check it out first. Summer semester begins May 16. You can register online or at any Sinclair Learning Center (there is one next to the Huber Heights YMCA).
Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or their website at www.huberseniorcenter.org.
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