Volunteer of the Month
Jack and Nancy Wallace
This month we’d like to shower kudos on our good friends, Jack & Nancy Wallace. Members since October 2003, they are one of the reasons you are reading this newsletter. Every month we can count on them to help us with the bulkmail. First, they will come in early to put in any inserts, if needed before stapling them all. The next day they will come back to help the rest of the newsletter crew in stapling the thousands of newsletters. Some of the other things they help us out serving at the Luau, and preparing food for our Operation Senior Claus. All work and no play, hardly make this Jack a dull boy, but he plays just to make sure. When they first joined the center, it was Jack who came in first, for the Men’s Poker group. He loved it so much he got his wife to join. He was so excited, he wanted his wife to quit her job so she could join him in doing things. He also plays Double Deck Pinochle. She did join, but she didn’t stop working. For a while she worked in our thrift store helping to sell items. Now she plays bunco and ladies poker. They both enjoy helping out whenever asked. Jack and Nancy met in Washington, where Nancy is originally from, and Jack was stationed while in the army. Every the joker, he proposed to her on April 1st. After marrying they traveled the world and the country. He eventually got out of the army and they moved to the Inland Empire, where they decided to finally put down roots. Thanks to Jack and Nancy for all they do for us.
Date: April 3, 2014
Time: Thursday - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Bob Harvey
Location: Sun Room
Description: This month we’d like to welcome back one of our older classes. The professor, Bob Harvey, of “Making Common Sense out of Uncommon Science” took a sabbatical a few weeks sessions but is ready and raring to get back at it. The class is a mixture of science/biology. But don’t worry, there’s no dissection of frogs. Just a dissection of ideas and theories. The class is designed to be a non-technical approach to some of the major scientifically based issues of our time: (1) Free ranging presentations of what science IS and what IT IS NOT. (2) Scientific influences from history. (3) The impact (pro and con) of scientific discoveries now in progress, and (4) Conflicts between science, ethics and morality, (“Can do” vs. “Should do.”) This session Bob will be discussing Anthropology (new human evolution theories), Genetics and Migration Theory, Astronomy (focusing on the Hubble Telescope), and Medical Research and Immunology. The instructor for this class is an actual professor. Bob has graduate degrees in history, biology, and theology. He is also an Emeritus Professor having taught bio-physics at U.C.L.A., and was a general biology professor at S.B.V.C.. He has also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and DOW chemical pharmaceutical. However, he makes it a lot more fun than those memories of high school science. So be prepared to ask a lot of questions. While he may not unlock all the mysteries of the universe, he’ll answer a couple. Or a least make some sense of them. Fees for the class are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Classes are on Thursdays, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Time: Dailys 9:00 am
Cost: 1:00 per class members
Location: Exercise Room
Description: Just like the lemurs in Madagascar the people in our aerobics class like to move it. The class is held Monday through Friday from 9 - 10 am in the exercise room. The class is taught by two instructors. Julia Ragan leads on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Penny Holt takes the reigns on Mondays and Fridays. Both Julia and Pennyh were originally trained for Jazzercise and have adapted their exercies and classes for older adults. They teach on a circuit, starting out with a short warm up, then “climbing” or increasing the intensity for 35 minutes, before cooling down. They finish with chair aerobics focusing on arms, abs, and legs. In her Wednesday class, Julia tries to mix it up with different types of exercise such as Zumba or Bollyrobics (a mixture of Bollywood and aerobics). You can come to either or both instructors classes. Classes are only $1 per class and are open to all seniors. Just wear some comfortable clothes, and bring water and a sweat towel and get ready to move it.
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. The Internet Class has been moved to Monday afternoons
Membership Dues for the 2013 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good from January 2013 to December 2013. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon. Next meeting: Thursday, July, 25 2013
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
Community Bingo - Every Wednesday Night...Early Birds begin at 6:30 - Regulary games pay $100. Enjoy our authentic Mexican dinners by Lucy..!!
June 27, 2013 5:30 - 9:30 - 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 7, 2013 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.
June 27, 2013 5:30 to 9:30 pm - Casino Night & Taste of the Town
Come play your favorite game at our popular casino night. Encluded in your $25. ticket price includes your play casino chips, dinner and a drink tickets. Tickets are on sale now.
Lowe_s Heroes Project Benefits the Center
By: Mike Sylva
Last month five of Lowe’s Heroes from the Highland store, descended upon the Highland Senior Center as part of Lowe’s ongoing Heroes Project program. The center wasn’t sure if those heroes knew what they had in store for them. Cleaning and renovating the center’s pantry, which had not been straightened up in years.
This herculean task was as daunting as Hercules’ task of cleaning the Augean Stables, which held thousands of cows and had not been cleaned in 30 years. Our heroes didn’t need to bend any rivers to clean it out. Just some old fashioned sweat and elbow grease.
First they had to take everything out, then strip and clean the walls, and paint. They had to wait for the paint to dry, or they would’ve had it finished in a day, like Hercules. They next day they were back reorganizing, and installing wall shelves, and standing pantry shelves. By the time they were done, the place was unrecognizable. When everything was put back, the pantry still had more room than ever.
The Highland Senior Center would like to thank these true heroes for volunteering their time, hard work, and experience, to make the center a better place. They would also like to thank Lowe’s for selecting them to benefit from this great project.