Golden Times


Staff report



The Huber Heights Senior Center presented Art Couturier with the Special Senior Award for his many years of impressive leadership as the Board of Trustees President.


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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.

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. Registration is required; please call 233-9999 by May 22 to register or cancel. Open to seniors in 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 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.

CAPTION PHONE DEMONSTRATION

Chuck Williams from ClearCaptions (FCC certified) will explain how a caption phone works, who is eligible for this free phone and service, and demonstrate how the phone works. 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, May 16, to view the phone and talk with Chuck. Light refreshments offered. Open to community.

CRAFT CONNECTION

A cute garden or patio/porch decoration will be the craft project offered by Interim Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 15. You will be able to decorate a yellow clay pot by gluing items or painting small decorations on it; see poster on bulletin board for a sample idea. Please call 233-9999 by May 11; seating limited to 10. Non-member seniors may register beginning May 9 if space remains.

PRESENTATION

Hands free speakers

Join Marianne from Senior Tutor for an interesting presentation 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. Please call 233-9999 to register; open to community.

TECH TIPS & NOTARY SERVICE

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.

1st Thursday at 1 p.m. (May 4) with Hillary Ricoma

3rd Monday at 2:30 p.m. (May 15) with Marina Dodaro (notary service available)

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.

SELF-PROTECTION CLASS

A Senior Citizen Self-Protection and Awareness Program will be offered at the Huber Heights Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and is open to HHSC members only. The instructor is Grandmaster, Manuel Taningco, of TAMA Martial Arts who is a 1987 inductee into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Registration is required and will be held May 19-June 16. The class is limited to 40 participants.

The seminar is hands-on and will cover simple self-defense techniques, awareness drills, and evasion methods designed for senior citizens. The curriculum includes wrist releases, footwork (maneuverability and evasion), simple offensive hand strikes, sitting down self- protection (chair) with elements of surprise, offensive leg techniques, and much more.

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.

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. Last day to register is May 3. Departure time is 9 a.m. with approximate return of 5 p.m.

July 27 Mystery Trip

Members sign up May 2, non-members May 16, last day June 12. Cost is $59 and includes lunch and driver’s tip. Leave 9:15, return approx. 6 p.m.

August 17 Casino trip

Members sign up June 12, non-members June 26, last day August 3.

Sept. 20 Der Dutchman & Show: What’s Funny After 50?

Members register June 5, non-members June 19, last day July 21. Cost is $69 and includes lunch and a hilarious show.

Oct. 8-14 Maine

Registration for members will start at 9 a.m. on May 17 with non-members registering May 31. Deposit of $75 is required. Cost is $699 to room double and $1,079 for single. Optional trip insurance is available for an extra fee.

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: May 9, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by Lane Park Assisted Living.

BINGO BASH SOCIAL

Dinner will be catered by Christy’s with the buffet open from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Bingo will follow at approximately 7 p.m. Each participant will be issued two bingo cards. 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 through May 10. Guest tickets may be purchased beginning May 5 if any remain.

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.

HEARING CHECK UP

The next screening day, conducted by the Fairborn Hearing Clinic, will be held at the senior center on Thursday, May 11. 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.

EXERCISE CLASS

Senior center members, age 60 and over, may join an 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. Summer semester begins May 15.

You can register at any Sinclair Learning Center including the one next to the HH YMCA or online. The course number is PED 6201/901 for the Mon/Wed. 9 a.m. class or PED 6201/902 for the Mon/Wed. 10 a.m. class with instructor D. Pence. You need to be a member of the senior center before registering for exercise.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE

A new eight-week session will begin June 22. Cost is $15 and due when registration begins June 1. 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.

HEALTH PLANS COUNSELING

Free, one-on-one, assistance is available by appointment 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. Please honor your appointment time since the volunteer does not live close to the senior center; thank you.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS

You will have the opportunity to learn the American Sign Language alphabet, basic survival signs, and gain more understanding of what the deaf and hearing impaired deal with on a daily basis. The instructor will also bring in speakers to talk about resources and a guest who is deaf to further enhance your awareness of the deaf community. This free course begins June 5 and will be held on Mondays from 9:30-11 for seven weeks. Register in person beginning May 10; limited to 10 members.

The Huber Heights Senior Center presented Art Couturier with the Special Senior Award for his many years of impressive leadership as the Board of Trustees President.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/05/web1_Goldentimes.jpegThe Huber Heights Senior Center presented Art Couturier with the Special Senior Award for his many years of impressive leadership as the Board of Trustees President. Contributed photo

Staff report

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-999 or online at www.huberseniorcenter.org.

Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-999 or online at www.huberseniorcenter.org.