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Huber Heights Senior Center Calendar of events

Staff report



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

HISTORY CLASS

Native Americans Part II

Instructor, Kathy Hayes, from Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning, will discuss the Native Americans in the Western part of the United States. Learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Apache, the Cheyenne, and the Sioux, among others. Please join Kathy on Monday, March 27, at the senior center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open to adults in the community. Seating limited to 30. Call Sinclair College at 512-2372 to register; course #LL08X58.

PRESENTATION

Senior Scams & Patient Abuse

Seniors (age 60 and up) are particularly vulnerable to fraud and scams, however, many incidents likely go unreported. Learn about the latest scams targeting the senior population and find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Also learn about the Medicare Fraud Control Unit of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and how to detect and report patient abuse and neglect, prescription drug diversion, and misappropriation of money and property in senior living facilities.

This important presentation by educators from the Consumer Protection Section with the Office of the Ohio Attorney General will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at the senior center. Call 233-9999; seating is limited to 30. The Ohio Attorney General’s office does not endorse the Huber Heights Senior Center or any products or services affiliated with Huber Heights Senior Center.

PRESENTATION

Ask A Handywoman

Do you know what questions you should ask if a contractor comes into your home and makes a large or small repair or update? You need to know certain things when hiring that company/person that will protect you from liability during these repairs/upgrades. Professional handywoman, Janice Hill, from Some Assembly Required, will be talking about this and providing a list of questions that any contractor should be able to answer before they start work. This useful presentation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Open to the community.

TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)

A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting March 24. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration begins March 2. 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.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE

A new eight-week session begins March 2. Cost is $15. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays. 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 and fun.

CAPTION PHONE DEMONSTRATION

Chuck Williams from ClearCaptions (FCC certified) will demonstrate how a caption phone works and explain who is eligible for this free phone and service. Captioned phone conversations are displayed on the screen so that you can see your calls and connect with people again! This service is provided through the Americans with Disabilities Act and there are no income qualifications. Stop in from 11:45 am. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, to view the phone and talk with Chuck. Light refreshments offered.

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 (March 2) 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 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.

TERRIFIC TRIPS

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.

April 24 Belterra Park Casino

Enjoy a free buffet and $10 play credit. Cost for this trip is $22. Last day to register is April 12. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. with an approximate return time of 5 p.m.

Oct. 8-14 Maine

Members register May 17, non-members May 31, with a deposit. Cost is $699 rooming double, $1,079 for single room. Insurance is available for an extra fee. Historically, this is the peak week of the fall season. Flyers are available at the senior center.

BOOKS & BANTER

The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 31, to discuss Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library.

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.

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: March 14, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by Lane Park Assisted Living.

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day will be Thursday, March 9, at the senior center. 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 PLANS – Enrollment & Guidance

One-on-One Counseling

Free assistance is available by appointment, year round, at the senior center. You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Plan whether you are new or previously enrolled or if you are new to Medicare and have questions. 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.

VA BENEFITS

One-on-One Consultations

Veterans or spouses can meet one-on-one with a Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer from 12- 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 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.

A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS

The senior center is providing a site for another balance course. This nationally recognized program, A Matter of Balance, was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. Those who have fallen, find themselves avoiding activities because they are afraid of falling, or are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength may benefit from this interactive program. People who develop a fear of falling often limit their activities which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.

Sponsored by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, this eight-week program will be offered at the senior center beginning April 21 and ending June 9. Class will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Friday and taught by a trained coach. It is open to seniors age 60 and up who are able to problem solve, ambulatory or in a wheelchair, and to those who are younger and disabled. Class consists of lecture, discussion, class participation in exercises (not strenuous) that are custom tailored to the class (starts week 3), demonstrations such as how to get up from a fall, and more! Students will receive a workbook and also a certificate based on how many classes are attended. Healthy snacks will be provided. Registration will begin March 16 and continue through the second class; limited to 12. Phone calls accepted; open to the community.

Huber Heights Senior Center members enjoyed creating a decorative Valentine mason jar, a craft project sponsored by Interim Health Care.
Huber Heights Senior Center members enjoyed creating a decorative Valentine mason jar, a craft project sponsored by Interim Health Care. Contributed photo
Huber Heights Senior Center Calendar of events

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.