HUBER HEIGHTS – Golden Times is a calendar of events for the Huber Heights Senior Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road.
Music in Appalachia
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. The presentation will be held at the senior center 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.
The next screening day will be Thursday, June 9, by the Fairborn Hearing Clinic. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. 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 & 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. Golden Chi is beneficial for those in wheelchairs, with balance issues, and is a form of exercise for people who cannot exercise while standing.
Veterans or spouses can meet one-on-one with a Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 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.
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: June 13, 9:45 -10:30 with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.
A friendly trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (June 10). Cypress Pointe sponsors and conducts this intriguing game. Snacks and prizes will be provided; all you bring is a pen and your game spirit. Come and join the fun, learn some interesting facts, and make some new friends! This is a great activity for both men and women.
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 June 23. Cost is $15 and due when registering. 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!
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 (June 2) and be prepared with your specific questions. Please bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class.
You can have fun creating a burlap wreath with a patriotic theme to decorate your home or give as a gift. Kristi from The Laurels of Huber Heights will teach you how to make the wreath at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Half of the cost will be covered by The Laurels so your share is $15 and due when registering June 14 – July 5. Non-members may register June 29 if space remains. Seating is limited to 15. You do need to have the ability to bend your fingers in order to make a wreath.
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 for more information. Note: no meal on June 15.
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
Call the senior center at 233-9999 to be placed on the waiting list.
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. Departure time is 11 a.m. with approximate return time of 6:30 p.m. Cost is $69. Final day to register is July 8.
Sept. 7 Scioto Downs
Enjoy Senior Day with a half price buffet at Scioto Downs in Columbus. You will also receive $20 play credit. Be sure to bring your driver’s license and also your Scioto Downs Card if you have one. Cost for this trip is $27 which includes the driver’s tip. Members may register July 26 and non-members register August 9. The final day to sign up is August 29. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. with an approximate return time of 4:15 p.m.
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. Final payment is due by August 3. Optional trip cancellation is available for an extra fee and should be paid at the same time as your $75 deposit.
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 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 began May 16. You can register online or at any Sinclair Learning Center.
BOOKS & BANTER
Give it a try!
The book group will meet at 10 a.m. at the senior center on Friday, June 24, to discuss Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library. All members are welcome to participate in this activity (even if you have not read the book) that meets the last Friday of the month. Sharion Lambdin is the new book group facilitator. Please call the senior center if you have any questions about the book group.
MEDICINE BOTTLES: Collection
You can bring your empty prescription bottles to the senior center. The labels must be removed or the information blacked out with a marker. The bottles will be sent to different missions in other countries for use in medical clinics.
Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or their website at www.huberseniorcenter.org.
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