Huber Heights Senior Center activities


Staff report



Huber Heights Senior Center members work with fans during the chair chi (Golden Qi) class.


Contributed photo

HUBER HEIGHTS — Below is a calendar of events for the Huber Heights Senior Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road.

OPEN HOUSE – 25th Anniversary

A casual open house will be held from 2- 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, to celebrate the senior center’s 25th anniversary at this site. Enjoy music, refreshments, and exploring the senior center! Open to the community.

PRESENTATION: MEDICARE 101

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, October 12. 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. Open to the community.

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, November 7. Many insurance companies offer a premium discount; check with your company; if no discount, this is still a good refresher! 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 October 5 – November 3. Open to the community.

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 – December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2017.

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: Oct. 10, 9:45 -10:30, by The Laurels of Huber Heights.

TRIVIA TIME

A friendly, informal trivia competition is held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Oct. 14). Cypress Pointe sponsors and conducts this intriguing game.

TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)

A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting November 25. Cost is $30 per person for the eight week session and due when registration begins October 28. 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: Oct. 14 class will be held off-site.

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.

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 October 13. Cost is $10 and due when registering. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays.

TECH TIPS

Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current electronic computer devices including games? Drop in from 2:30 -3 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (Oct. 6) and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class.

CONGREGATE LUNCH

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 senior center is a site for the congregate meal program sponsored by Senior Resource. A donation of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and up; those under 60 are required to pay $4.65. Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or water are included. Please call 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before to make a reservation or to cancel. October (select one entrée)

4: hoagie steak or chicken fingers, 5: chicken tetrazzini or spaghetti, 7: chicken teriyaki or meatloaf, 11: swiss steak or BBQ chicken pattie, 12: chicken stew or pinto beans, 14: chopped steak or baked chicken/gravy, 18: BBQ meatballs or pork riblet, 19: chicken gravy/biscuit or stuffed pepper, 21: chicken parmesan or glazed chicken leg, 25: spaghetti with meatsauce or chicken teriyaki, 26: turkey smoked sausage or chicken teriyaki, 28: chicken Monterey or mini corn dogs.

BOOKS & BANTER

The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 28, to discuss Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg. Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library. You are welcome to come even if you have not read the book.

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 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 through December for first-time applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.

SILVER LINK

In July, United Way of Greater Dayton Area launched SilverLink, an information and referral service designed to link seniors (age 60 and over), caregivers, and human service providers, to the most appropriate agencies providing needed services. As a part of a pilot program, SilverLink will conduct an assessment through focus groups to determine what the most prevailing and urgent needs are and help define a plan to address those needs. If you are 60 and older, live in Huber Heights, and would like to be in a focus group that will meet at the senior center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, please contact Pat by October 7 at 237-7912. This is a great opportunity to identify what seniors in this area need now or may need in the future; in addition you will receive $15 for participating.

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day will be Thursday, October 13. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. The Fairborn Hearing Clinic will conduct a basic hearing screening and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.

SENIOR CENTER FUNDRAISER

You can enjoy delicious food from Chipotle’s and help the senior center at the same time from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. When making a purchase during this time frame and mentioning that it for the Huber Heights Senior Center, the restaurant will donate part of the proceeds to the senior center. Flyers will be available at the senior center. You must either show the flyer or mention the senior center before you pay. This is only at the Chipotle’s at 7767 Old Troy Pike.

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 October 26.

WOOD CARVING INSTRUCTION

Members, both men and women, are welcome to drop in on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. to learn to carve from experienced woodcarvers. You can use their tools while you are learning but need to purchase your own if you decide to continue. Give it a try; this is a creative, beautiful, and enjoyable hobby.

Huber Heights Senior Center members work with fans during the chair chi (Golden Qi) class.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/09/web1_GoldenTimes.jpegHuber Heights Senior Center members work with fans during the chair chi (Golden Qi) class. Contributed photo

Staff report

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or their website at www.huberseniorcenter.org.

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or their website at www.huberseniorcenter.org.