Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to shine the light on Junior Carrillo. Junior is one of our big helpers with the Food Program. On Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday, he helps to go get several hundred pounds of food each time and bring them back to the center. He then unloads the items, helps to unpack and organize, before helping us to monitor the handing out of the food. In fact it was Junior who got the WalMart Food Program back up and running here at the center after talking to the Manager. Junior also helps out whenever we need him. He retired 1 1/2 years ago so he says he has a lot more time to volunteer. He first heard about the center after seeing Executive Director Penny Lilburn at the Citrus Harvest Festival. Originally from Los Angeles, he moved out to the area when he was three so he considers himself a native of these parts. He spent 37 years in the car business, either as a salesman or in upper management. Married, he also has three boys, one girl, ten grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Thanks Junior for helping us to lift this heavy load.
Date: October 14, 2014
Time: Tuesday - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Cici Tenny
Location: Game Room
Description: Parlez-vous français? Would you like to? We’re not talking about speaking with a Charles Boyer “Come with me to the Casbah” accent. We’re talking true French. If so you’re in luck. Our Conversational French will enable you to chat like a Parisian. Your instructeur, Cynthia “CiCi” Tenny will help you to learn to understand, speak, and read French in an enjoyable way for every day situation. The French you learn will be usable from day one! The class is a mixture of beginners and intermediate students alike. For those who already have learned a little French, this will be a fun refresher experience. Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and began on August 19th. The session is 9 weeks long and only costs $8 for members, and $10 for non-members.
Cross Training Equipment
Location: Execise Room
Description: Our members will appreciate this: New exercise equipment! A long while back we tried to take a survey of those who use the exercise room, assessing what types of equipment they would like us to get. No surveys were turned in, although thoughts were scribbled on the poster announcing the survey. Still, not to be deterred, we were able to purchase some “Life Fitness” equipment. We now have a new treadmill, an elliptical cross trainer, and a recumbent bike, replacing much older equipment. We hope to eventually replace all of our old equipment, getting several exercise circuits in place. Check your newsletter to see when the equipment is available for use and be prepared to break a sweat.
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
November 8, 2014 11:00 AM - FASHION SHOW & SALAD LUNCHEON
Join our lovely models and the center as we host our annual fashion show while sharing your fabulous salad with the group. Tickets are only $5.00 and it is great fun and entertainment. Tickets on sale now....!!
October 16, 2014 9:00 - Noon - HEALTH FAIR
Join us on Thursday, October 16, 2014 for our Annual Health Fair. Free Flu shots will be provided to the entire community along with several other free services. Lots of vendors on hand to answer any questions you may have.
November 15, 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner
Please come and share Thanksgiving Dinner with your friends and Family here at the Highland Senior Center. Tickets are only $5.00 and you can enjoy a full dinner including desert. Share this special day with your family and friends
4th of July Parade
By: Mike Sylva
The city of Highland and Highland Area Chamber of Commerce filled with streets with civic pride, as well as red with and blue, as they helped the U.S. to celebrate its 236th birthday. Old Glory lined the parade route waving to the nearly 100 parade entries. The streets were also lined with patriots, cheering on the colorful floats, clowns, classic car, police cars, fire engines, horses, and numerous other celebrants as they streamed down the parade route.
The Grand Marshall was our very own Penny Lilburn, who was selected for her work with for the community. The Highland Senior Center was also represented with its own flotilla of kazoo playing band members riding our decorated seniormobile. The group played George M. Cohan favorites “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as well as the revolutionary hit “Yankee Doodle,” down the parade route.
Our float was just one of many groups who showed up not only to promote themselves, but to honor this great nation. We would like to thank everyone who showed up to show their pride America and especially those who either rode and played, or supported our group on the sidelines.