Golden Times

Staff report

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


Celebrate the holiday season at the festive social at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. 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, parsley new potatoes, green bean casserole, Waldorf salad, and apple or cherry cobbler. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold through December 5. Guest ticket sales open up November 30. Entertainment will feature The Ohio Rhythm Ramblers, a five-piece band that performs country western, gospel, bluegrass, and 60’s and 70’s music.


Snowman candles

You will decorate two snowmen candles and a gift bag to enhance your holiday decorations or give as a gift. A photo of the candles is posted on the bulletin board. The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor this activity for 12 people at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 18. Please register December 1-13; phone calls accepted. Non-members may register beginning December 12 if space is available.


TAMA ( Tai Chi students Sue and Bill McCabe organized Tai Chi sash testing for their TAMA students at the Huber Heights Senior Center. On October 28, the test was conducted by TAMA Tai Chi Black Sash instructor Aaron Angel. All eight students did a great job. Aaron made sure that this was not only testing, but a beautiful and dignified ceremony.

In Tai Chi, sashes indicate that you have met your school’s established requirements for that sash. Regardless of the level of sash, or no sash at all, all Tai Chi practitioners enjoy the healthy and social benefits of doing Tai Chi.

Those earning their sashes are Nancy Kern, Bruce Enix, and Barbara Anderson (Gold sash), Lisa Kiesel (Orange sash), Dennis Shirk, Susan Sandro, Donna Kochan, and Carole Spencer (Green sash). Congratulations to them all!

Sue and Bill are ATCQA ( certified Tai Chi instructors. The senior center is privileged to have instructors of this caliber.


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.

3rd Monday, 2:30 p.m. (Dec. 18) with Marina Dodaro


Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors or those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may register for remaining seats. Payment is due when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund policies are determined by the tour company arranging the trip.

April 6-15 San Antonio, Padre Island, Gulf of Mexico

Seats available; contact the senior center.


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.


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. 12, 11:45-12:45, with blood pressure and sugar checks by The Laurels of Huber Heights.


The Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 29, to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. A summary of the book is posted on the bulletin board. Books are on reserve at the Huber Heights Library. New participants are always welcome!


Stacey Luneke, from Sinclair College, has introduced new exercises and music to create a new physical fitness program. Class attendance has increased but is still a nice size to be able to visit and get to know your fellow students. You need to be a member of the senior center and register with Sinclair College to participate. Class is held at the senior center at 9 and 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. First day of class for the spring semester is January 8. Sinclair will be at the senior center from 8:45-11 a.m. on Monday, November 27, for spring semester registration.


The next screening day will be Thursday, December 14. Please call 233-9999 to make an appointment. The Fairborn Hearing Clinic provides a basic hearing screening or examines hearing aids. Minor repairs may be made on site. Open to seniors in the 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 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 offered; if you do not indicate a preference, the entrée listed first will be ordered. Note: no lunch on December 22, 26.


The next new eight-week session will begin January 4. Cost is $15 and due when registration starts December 14. 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 (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.

GOLDEN QI (Chair Chi)

This modified version of Tai 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.


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 4.


The Huber Heights Senior Center greatly appreciates the donations and services made in 2017 from the following organizations, merchants, and individuals. Their support greatly enhances programs and events at the senior center.

Friendship Village


Area Agency Aging PSA 2


Laurels of Huber Heights

VFW Post 3283

Goodwill Easter Seals

Fairborn Hearing Center

Interim Home Health

Prestige Printing

Huber Heights Library

Senior Tutor

Compassus Hospice


Dr. Greg Barbour

Huber Heights Fire Dept.


City of Huber Heights

Huber Heights Courier

Friends Care

Chamber of Commerce

Legal Aid Western Ohio

Ohio Hospice of Dayton

Clark’s Pharmacy

Knollwood Garden Center

Terri Lynn Art Studio

TAMA Martial Arts

Some Assembly Required

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

Jeff Carter

Cypress Pointe

Janee Walski

Abigail Kerestes

Edy Martin

Marina Dodaro

Hillary Ricoma

Debbie Marchi

Lovett & Lovett Co.

Next Steps Senior Transitions

Keith, Kathy Shilt

Mont. Co. Veterans Service

Vitas Healthcare

Springfield Masonic Community

St. Peter Church

Consumer Protection Section

Terry Wolfe-Ellis

Tai Chi instructors

All making monetary donations All senior center volunteers

Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, Receptionists

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