HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights Senior Center, located at 6428 Chambersburg Rd. in Huber Heights, offers the following activites. Each activity designates whether it is open to the public or to senior center members.
SILK SCARF PAINTING
You can create your own design on a silk scarf from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Cass Barth will demonstrate how to paint a flower but you can design your own theme on the white scarf. No painting experience is needed. A sample scarf will be available at the desk for you to view.
All supplies are furnished. Wear old clothes since the fabric paint can potentially seep through an apron. You will need to stand to do this project but can sit anytime to rest and for the demonstration and care instructions. Cost is $20 and class is limited to seven participants. Register in person by Aug. 6.
Open to non-member seniors. Cass Barth currently teaches silk painting both privately and for the summer program at the Rhein Center for the Arts in Lakeside, Ohio.
My Belongings in the 21st Century
Our homes are filled with belongings that may include antiques, collectibles, or items that hold special memories or reflect the history of the family. Keeping these items in the family can be challenging since our children do not always live close by and it is not realistic to ship heavy, valuable, or irreplaceable items to them, or they may not have enough space, or they may not be interested in inheriting these items. Selling items is also different now; what used to be a valuable antique in high demand is now not as easy to sell.
Auctioneer Jerry Stichter will be at the senior center at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, to talk about options for our belongings and the changes in society that led to different needs and desires that now make it more challenging to find a place for our special belongings. While he will not be doing appraisals, he may discuss an item of yours after the presentation. Bring a photo if you can. Stichter entered the auction profession in 1974. His auction peers inducted him into the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 2013.
Please call the center at 233-9999 to sign up. Open to seniors in the community.
HEARING CHECK UP
The next screening day will be Thursday, Aug. 13. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. A basic hearing screening is conducted and hearing aids are examined by the Fairborn Hearing Clinic. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the community.
BOOKS & BANTER
Under the direction of Karen Findlay from the library, members of the book group will meet at 10 a.m. at the senior center on Friday, Aug. 28, to discuss “The Circle” by Dave Eggers. Books are on reserve at the library.
TAI CHI & CHAIR CHI
A beginner level Tai Chi class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays starting Sept. 11. Cost is $30 per person for the eight week session and is due at registration starting Aug. 21. 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
Chair Chi is offered at no cost on Friday mornings for those who cannot stand for long. It is important to be seated by 8:45 a.m.
EXERCISE AT SENIOR CENTER
Seniors can register at any Sinclair Learning Center or online for the fall semester exercise class that will be held at the senior center. Registration is due by August 21 and the first day of class is Aug. 31. Classes are held in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays for senior center members who are at least 60 years old. There is no requirement to do any exercise you prefer not to do. Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning charges $25 per student per semester.
BLOOD PRESSURE, SUGAR, & MORE
Feel welcome to walk in for the following screenings (no fasting required). Open to seniors in the community. Unavoidable short-notice cancellations may occur at times.
Second Monday: Aug. 10, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights..
Fourth Tuesday: Aug. 25, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with blood pressure, BMI, and pulse oximeter by First Light Home Care.
Membership not required; open to community.
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 Huber Heights Senior Center is a site for the congregate meal program sponsored by Senior Resource of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and up. Those under 60 are required to pay $4.65 unless certain eligibility requirements are met.
Lunch is open to the public and served 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk and/or water are included. Coffee is provided by the senior center for 25 cents for the first cup with free refills. A donation of $2 is suggested from those aged 60 and up. Those under 60 are required to pay $4.65 unless certain eligibility requirements are met. Please call the center at 233-9999 by 12 p.m. the day before the meal to make a reservation or to cancel.
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 eight week session begins July 30. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts July 1. Open to senior center members only. Class is held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays.
Senior center members may register the first 10 days. After that, non-member seniors ages 50 and up and those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may register for any remaining seats.
Sept. 21 Scioto Downs
Have an exciting time at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Cost is $27. You receive $20 in play and $5 for food. Bus departs at 8 a.m. Return time is approximately 4:30 p.m. Members register Aug. 3, non-members Aug. 17. Last day to register is Sept. 15.
Oct. 4 -10 Branson, Mo.
There is lots of entertainment on this trip with seven shows! Cost is $578 to room double, $758 single. Call 233-9999 to be placed on the waiting list.
April 17-23, 2016 Savannah, Ga.
Cost is $535 for double, $715 single. Members register with $75 deposit starting Oct. 19. Non-members may register Nov. 2. Take-home flyers are available at the center.
Clark’s Pharmacy will offer the flu vaccine here from 1:30 – 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 for adults, age 18 and up. Call 233-9999 to make an appointment beginning Aug. 25. Cost is $20 if your insurance does not cover it.
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 50 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 Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for first-time applicants only with the full renewal fee of $20 due in January.
Reach the Huber Heights Senior Center at 233-9999 or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org.