Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to shine the spotlite on a Sherry Lopez. Sherry is one of our “newer” volunteers. She has been helping us for just under a year, ever since a fateful meeting with Penny Lilburn. She had known Penny for a long time, but it was chance coincidence Sherry had recently retired and was looking for something to do, when she ran into her at the Harvest Festival. It started to helping us out at last year’s annual Golf Tournament and her impact on the center has grown ever since. Following the tournament Penny told her that we could really use her a couple days at our front desk. Sherry then started working Mondays and Wednesdays answering phones, taking in and receipting money, and helping people. From there she has helped us at our Luau, Operation Senior Claus, and with our Food Program. However, the center isn’t the only place where Sherry helps others. She is also a volunteer with the Assistance League. Originally from Springfield, IL, came out to the area after visiting her first husband’s family. They liked it so much they decided to move out here. Once out here she went and became a medical assistant, a dispatcher for heavy equipment, an Edison customer service rep, and finally retired as a worker’s comp appeals board legal secretary. All this while having two kids, two step daughters, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Sherry, thanks for taking all your life skills and putting them to use here at the center!
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Length: 8 Weeks
Cost: No Fee members
No Fee non-members
Instructor: Member Based Instruction
Location: Sun Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the lite on an exercise class. However, it’s not physical fitness, but rather mental fitness. In fact, it’s the Brain Fitness class. You’re brain may not be a muscle but you need to keep it active to keep it healthy. Some of our members take advantage of our university classes, but learning is only a part of exercising your brain. To help you out we have a “Brain Fitness” class. The class promotes brain health through fitness, nutrition, and cognitive exercises to boost memory skills, and different activities to stimulate the brain. Adults are living longer and longer, and we need to promote mental as well as physical health. The group does crosswords, puzzles, trivia, discussions, as well as other activities. Everything designed to get those synapses working. The class is taught by various students, who take turns coming up with lesson plans. That in itself is a brain fitness activity! If you want to sharpen your skills and learn new things this group is for you . The group meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the game room and is always full, so make a mental note to show up at registration to ensure your spot. If you forget to register, you really need to get fit!
Time: Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 am
Description: Get Arthritis Relief at the Highland Senior Center The Highland Senior Center is host to two unique programs designed for those suffering from Arthritis. On Mondays they have the “People with Arthritis Can Exercise” (P.A.C.E.). The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is held from 10-11 am. The Program is geared toward gentle range-of-motion exercises with additional activities designed to help those with arthritis.
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 2016 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2016. 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
October 15, 2016 11:00 AM - Hoedown & Crafters Fair
Join us a boot kicking great time. The Gas Company is back with their gas Chuck Wagon, along with the Wimberly Blue Grass Band! Tickets still on sale.
October 13, 2016 9:00 - Noon - HEALTH FAIR
Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2016 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 19, 2016 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 ($6 at the door) and you can enjoy a full dinner including desert. Share this special day with your family and friends
A New Way To Help Out - Through Amazon
By: Mike Sylva
A new program has been created through Amazon, the online e-commerce business. AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by it’s customers.
We were recently informed by Amazon that several of their customers had selected to support the Highland District Council On Aging (i.e. the Highland Senior Center). To support the center, instead of going to www.amazon.com, shop at AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com) where you can buy the exact same things you would at their normal site, and the same prices. We did check it out and it’s legit. So continue to shop at Amazon and help out your Senior Center at the same time.