HUBER HEIGHTS — Below is a calendar of events for the Huber Heights Senior Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road.
DEAL WITH ZEAL
Will you choose Door #1, #2, or #3? Dress in wild outfits, carry odd items in your purse or pockets, carry or wear signs; be creative (or unusual) and you may be one of the lucky ones from the audience to play a version of Let’s Make a Deal and have the chance to win prizes. This fun event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on December 28 and will be sponsored and conducted by Becky from Friends Care Community. There will be yummy refreshments for an afternoon snack. This event can be as much fun as you make it and the bigger the audience, the better! Please call 233-9999 to register starting December 1; non-member seniors may sign up beginning December 21 if space remains.
LUNCH & LEARN
A Look at the American Frontier
Opened in 1972, the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, in Piqua, preserves and shares a variety of stories that shaped both American and Ohio History in the early 19th century. Members are welcome to attend a delightful lunch and learn, sponsored by StoryPoint, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11. A delicious box lunch will be provided and you will enjoy this while listening to the very interesting presentation on the role the farm/Indian agency played in Ohio history. Members may obtain a free ticket (two per member) beginning December 12.
Celebrate the holiday season with your senior center friends at the fun and festive social at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17. Dinner will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. The menu includes Christy’s chicken, beef tips over noodles, Au gratin potatoes, family blend vegetables, seven layer salad, and mini tarts.
Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through December 6. Guest ticket sales open up December 1. Entertainment will feature Mic and Gloria Murphy who sing songs from the 40’s- 60’s, dance, and offer entertaining stories.
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 (students missing the first class can stay after the next week for extra attention). 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: no class on Dec. 23.
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
A new eight-week session begins January 5. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins December 1. Class is open to senior center members only and is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays. Come back after the holidays, refreshed and ready to dance! Men and women are welcome to participate, partners are not needed, and instructor, Rose Winkler, provides a variety of music and dance steps to make this class interesting, fun, and a great choice for a winter activity.
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 (Dec. 1) and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class. Tech Tips will be offered by Marina Dodaro through March.
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 included. Please call 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before to make a reservation or to cancel. A choice of entrée is currently being offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will be ordered.
Note: no lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Order Dec. 28 lunch by noon on December 22.
May 8-12 Chicago
Highlights include a guided tour of Chicago, skyline cruise on Lake Michigan, visit the Art Institute, 360 Chicago, Navy Pier, Money Museum, Magnificent Mile, casino, dinner with entertainment, more! Price is $449 rooming double and $569 rooming single. There is a deposit of $75. Optional trip cancellation is available for an extra fee. Final payment is due by March 1. Members register January 6 (bring your 2017 membership card), non-members may register January 20.
BOOKS & BANTER
The Book Group will meet at the senior center at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 30, to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library.
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.
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 Tuesday: Dec. 13, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by Lane Park Assisted Living.
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 last day to make donations is December 14.
Senior center members, age 60 and over, may join the exercise class any time during the year with the understanding that the full amount of $25 will be billed, no matter how many weeks remain in the semester. If you have never registered with Sinclair College before, there is an additional application fee. Classes are taught by a Sinclair instructor and held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sinclair representatives will be here from 8:30-11 on December 5 to conduct spring semester registration (first class starts Jan. 9). If you cannot be here that day, you can register at any Sinclair Learning Center (next to HH YMCA) or online.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, December 8. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. The Fairborn Hearing Clinic provides a basic hearing screening and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.
HEALTH PLAN ENROLLMENT
One-on-One Counseling at senior center
Free assistance during the annual enrollment period is now available by appointment at the senior center. You can actually enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Plan at this time whether you are new or previously enrolled. Please bring: Medicare card and any other insurance cards and your current prescription drugs in a bag (a list is acceptable but actual meds are better). Call Debbie Marchi, OSHIIP certified volunteer, at 937-477-1881 to make an appointment. You can make an appointment year round if you are new to Medicare or have any questions.
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 through December with the full fee of $20 due in January 2017.
The Huber Heights Senior Center greatly appreciates the donations and services made in 2016 from the following organizations, merchants, and individuals. Their support greatly enhances programs and events at the senior center.
Chipotle Old Troy Pike
Wright Nursing & Rehab
Area Agency Aging
Laurels of Huber Heights
VFW Post 3283
Goodwill Easter Seals
Fairborn Hearing Center
Interim Home Health
AAA Miami Valley
Huber Heights Library
HH Aquatic Center
Summit at Park Hills
City of Huber Heights
Huber Heights Courier
Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce
Legal Aid Western Ohio
Knollwood Garden Center
Home State Health Care
Mont. Co. Veterans Service
Crossroads Nursing & Rehab
Keith, Kathy Shilt
Blessing Zerkle Funeral Home
All senior center volunteers All making monetary donations
Golden Qi & Tai Chi instructors & students
Huber Heights Fire Division
D.J&D Cleaning Service (extra effort for Open House)
Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, Receptionists
Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or their website at www.huberseniorcenter.org.