Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to honor Sylvia Pallas. Every Wednesday, you can catch her smiling face making money for us down in our Thrift Store. She joined the center over five years ago, when a friend who gave her a newsletter. Her friend then suggested she try the aerobics and water aerobics classes. Sylvia immediately signed up in January of this year and began taking the classes. Then in April, she went to class one day and there was no water aerobics instructor. She follows the instructors really closely, so her fellow students asked her to teach for the day. She was now the class sub. She became a regular instructor a month later. When asked how she became an aerobics instructor, she smiled as said that the same thing happened in that class as well. Before aerobics she would stop by and talk to her friend Carmella Dickey, who was working in the Thrift Store. Following the death of Carmella in 2011, it was announced that we were looking for a volunteer in the to take over Carmella’s spot, and Sylvia stepped up again to volunteer, and has been there ever since. Her latest addition to volunteering is with our Food Program. Every Friday she can be found at the Hostess desk, checking people’s membership cards and signing them in. Originally from Riverside, she moved to Fontana when she was young. She moved to Rialto after marrying her husband Daniel, whom she met at Pacific Telephone, where they both worked. While working she still managed to have two kids who provided her with five grandkids. Thanks Sylvia for your volunteering spirit and answering the calls when we need someone.
Indoor Shuffle Board
Date: June 1, 2013
Time: Friday - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Length: On going
Cost: No Fee members
Instructor: Molly Wright
Location: Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on one of our lesser known classes: Shuffleboard. The class is taught by Molly Wright, who began teaching the class with her husband, Odie. When he passed away, Molly took over the group all by herself. The game involved sliding or shuffling eight metal weights (red and blue) over a waxed table. The different colored pucks are to distinguish teams or opponents. The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by sliding your weights farther into the scoring area than their weight. This is done by either hitting their weights out of the way or off the table, or passing them. You can also defend your points by blocking your opponent from knocking off your weights. Skill is needed as is strategy. Finesse, not strength. The first player to score 15 points is the winner. When more than three players play, 21 points win. Newcomers are always welcomed and Molly is more than happy to teach. The class remains a small yet loyal group of shuffleboard fans, who enjoy the class very much. In fact, when the other classes go on break, her class has decided that they want their class to keep on going. The class held in the Game Room every Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Time: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Donation members
Location: The Parlor
Description: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, “Movie Day” is slowly getting back to it’s glory days. For a while “Movie Day”, where we show recently released dvd movies had audiences of 1 or less. (Yes we start the movie even with an empty house in case someone shows up). However, it is not cost effective to show a movie to an empty house. Word got out that movie day was about to be cancelled, and wouldn’t you know it, people started to show up! All types of movies are shown. Some of you like action movies, westerns, kid movies (for the kid in all of us), mystery, drama, comedy, romance. We show a bit of everything. We have even gotten away from our formula of showing brand new recently released movies. After taking a survey of what YOU would like to see a classic came up: “From Here To Eternity.” Just let us know what will get you in the seats and we will get it. So as long as people show up, we will continue “Movie Day.” The movie is free but we gladly accept donations to offset the cost of the movie. So if you missed that big hit at the theaters, or enjoyed it so much you’d like to see it again, premieres are every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
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.
Operation Senior Claus 2011
By: Mike Sylva
(Christmas) is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book
For those who have read Washington Irving’s ‘Old Christmas,’ you can appreciate the impact he had on bringing the idyllic English Christmas stateside. He is also credited by Charles Dickens as an influence on his own Christmas writings, including the classic A Christmas Carol. Both works seek to bring back the idea of hospitality. Something we could use in this commercialized Christmas era.
One way you can help with this is to remember that in this “season of giving”, it’s not always the amount of presents, or giving for giving’s sake. It’s giving to make a difference to someone. Presents don’t have to be big or expensive. Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest difference in someone’s life. For some seniors it only takes 1 can of food, or $10 gift card to brighten the holidays of a senior this Christmas.
Operation Senior Claus is now coming to the home stretch and we need you to make it a success for us, but also a Merry Christmas for our seniors. We are hoping to help out over 100 seniors this years, but we need your help. We will be preparing Christmas dinners (turkey and all the trimmings), and little gift baskets for some worthy seniors. To do this we are still in need of money donations, gift cards to food markets, as well as hygiene products (i.e. toothbrushes, shampoo).
So please think about helping out those less fortunate and take the words of Ruth Cater Stapleton to heart. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”