Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to give thanks to Linda Nix. Linda works in our Thrift Store two days a week, stocking, selling, and re-stocking. The first came to the center, when she brought her dad here. Then she saw a help wanted sign for the Thrift Store. She soon applied to be a member, and to volunteer. That was over a year ago since she started working in the store. Since then she’s added some fun things to do outside of volunteering. She plays bingo, takes trips, and is a bowler on a Wii Bowling team. Born and raised in Rialto, she worked with State Farm. Not she takes care of her dad. She also has a son back south, and five grandkids. Thanks Linda for coming to us in our time of need and taking care of us as well.
Exploring the Internet
Date: August 21, 2014
Time: Thursday - 1 - 3 pm
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Kim Scarcella
Location: Game Room
Description: The internet is the largest computer network in the world, connecting millions of computers. When people think of the internet they think of the World Wide Web. However, it is the actual physical network of computers all over the world. The World Wide Web is a virtual network of web sites connected by hyperlinks (or \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"links\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"). Web sites are stored on servers on the internet, so the World Wide Web is a part of the internet. But what can you do on the internet? That’s where this class comes in. Taught by Kim Scarcella, she can show you how to speak to people overseas via video, for free, find the cheapest price on that item you’ve always wanted and get it shipped to your home from some exotic place, all without leaving your livingroom. And that is only less than 1% of what you can do! She will also be going over the safety do\\\'s and don\\\'ts for browsing the internet. To learn what else you can do join her class on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m., and see how much small the world has become.
Time: Mondays 1:00 pm
Cost: 3:00 Buy - In members
Location: Highland Senior Center
Description: One of the largest, loudest, and some might say most fun programs at the Highland Senior Center is Bingo. Bingo is played every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for area Seniors. A person may have a fun afternoon for only $3.00 for a pack and you can play all the regular games. For $6.00 a person can play every game including the bonus games. The pay outs may reach up to over $25.00. Where else could a person have a whole afternoon of entertainment at such a bargain price! In addition to Mondays, Senior Bingo is also played at the center every second and fourth Saturdays at l:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and come early. Clara Henderson had a big birthday wish come true when she came to play on her special day. She ended up winning the big $210 pot. All are invited to come and try any or all of these Bingo events. Anyone who has not tried playing Bingo at the Highland Senior Center is missing out on a lot of inexpensive fun, plus the opportunity to go home with more than coming with. Give it a try!
To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...
TIME CHANGE - The 55 Alive refresher course has been moved to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.
Membership Dues for the 2014 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2014. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
June 26, 2014 5:00 - 9:00 - CASINO NIGHT & TASTE OF THE TOWN
Join us for an exciting night of gambling and sampling of food from local businesses. This is a fun fill night with prizes, food and fun. Tickets are on sale now for only $25.00
June 6, 2014 9:00 am - Teacher Appreciation
Join in as we recognize our many volunteer teachers whom have donated their time and talents for our University Classes. This is where we say thank you so very much.
By: Mike Sylva
For many of you who “know” or come to the Highland Senior Center, you might begin to think that the Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) is the only Outreach program we have here. While it may be the largest Outreach Program, there are others that are just as important and useful as the TAP.
The Friendly Visitor Program is a free program designed for those who trouble getting out of the house on their own, to make friends and maintain social interaction. Our volunteers will go and visit people in their own homes and let them know that someone does care about them. Sometimes they will simply talk or play a game of cards. Other times they will go out to lunch or a movie.
Our Phone Pal Program is similar to the Friendly Visitor Program, but is more designed for those who don’t want or need someone to come over to their house. They are happy with a simple phone call. Some enjoy long conversations, while others just want someone to check in on them once a week. This program has come in handy several times when a senior could not be contacted. We physically checked on them, along with emergency personnel, and discovered they had fallen and were unable to reach a phone.
If you could benefit from any of these programs, or if you know of someone who could, please feel free to contact us at (909)862-8104 and ask for the Outreach Office.