HUBER HEIGHTS — Below is a calendar of events for the Huber Heights Senior Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road. Reach the Senior Center at 233-999 or online at www.huberseniorcenter.org.
The first catered social event of the year will be on Friday, April 21. Dinner will be catered by Rob’s with the buffet open from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. The menu will offer roast beef, baked ham, cole slaw, red skin new potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower mix, rolls, and assorted cream pies. Tickets will be sold through April 11 and cost $12 per person. Guest tickets will be available April 6 if any remain. Entertainment will feature singer, Jim Mote.
Huber Heights Fire Chief, Mark Ashworth, will present important information on weather safety and Code Red. This is open to the community and will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the senior center. Please invite your friends and family to learn relevant information about preparing for weather emergencies.
BEGINNER LINE DANCE
A new eight-week session begins April 27. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins April 6. 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.
Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the current electronic computer devices including games? Drop in and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class. Offered on the 1st Thursday at 1 p.m. (April 6) and the 3rd Monday at 2:30 p.m. (April 17).
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.
Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors age 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 on this trip. Be sure to bring your driver’s license. 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.
June 15 Snooty Fox
Enjoy shopping for fashions and household items at five upscale consignment shops in the greater Cincinnati area. Refreshments are served all day with something at each stop. Lunch will be a boxed lunch from Panera Bread and a special dessert at the last stop. You will receive a 15% discount on purchases and some additional coupons. Cost is $46. Members register April 3, non-members April 17. Last day to register is May 3. Departure time is 9 a.m. with approximate return time of 5 p.m.
Oct. 8-14 Maine
Registration begins May 17 for members and May 31 for non-members. Cost is $699 rooming double and $1,079 single. Flyers with trip details are available at the senior center.
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 24. From 1-1:30 p.m., elder law attorney, George Lovett, will explain these documents, answer questions, and also provide information about the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits. 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. 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.
To register, call 233-9999 from May 1-22. Open to seniors in the community. Please call by May 22 if you need to cancel.
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: April 11, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by Lane Park Assisted Living.
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.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, April 13. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. Thanks to Butch Redd from the Fairborn Hearing Clinic for this service. A basic hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.
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.
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS
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 Huber Heights 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 continue through the second class; limited to 12. Phone calls accepted; open to the community.
BINGO BASH SOCIAL
Dinner will be catered by Christy’s and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19. 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 barbequed riblets, Christy’s chicken, roasted cubed potatoes, mixed vegetables, oriental cole slaw, fudge walnut brownies. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold April 11 through May 10. Guest tickets may be purchased beginning May 5 if any remain.
Proposed city charter changes
A council member will provide information on the proposed City Charter changes that will appear on the May 5 ballot and answer questions at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, at the senior center. Open to the public.
Hands free speakers
Senior Tutor will present information on the Amazon Echo at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. She will cover how this hands free speaker, activated with your voice, integrates with smart plugs in your home and links to WiFi and can be controlled by phones, tablets, and laptops. This technology can be used to automate your home so lights turn on for you, books can be read to you, even the TV and coffee pot can be turned on! In addition, outdoor safety lights and garage doors can be operated as well. Learn what it and similar devices can do to make life more comfortable and secure. If you can, please call 233-9999 to sign up.
TAI CHI & GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)
A new beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting May 19. Cost is $30 per person for the eight-week session and due when registration begins April 27. 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.
Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-999 or online at www.huberseniorcenter.org.