Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to show special thanks to a very familiar face. Cyrilene Johnson has been helping us out as one of our Food Program Hostesses. She can be found signing in people at least one day a week, sometimes 2 depending on if we need a sub. She works 2 days a week in our Thrift Store, and has recently taken to working one day a week in the kitchen for our Nutrition Program. However, she doesn’t stop there. Cyrilene also volunteers at some special events, and with newsletter mailouts. Her volunteering spirit doesn’t stop at the center. She also volunteers for her church making diapers for kids in Africa and Haiti. A member for over 15 years, she originally hails from Barbados. She emigrated originally to New York, but then came out west to Loma Linda to help with her granddaughter. Cyrilene has 6 kids, 9 grandkids, and seven great grandkids. Thanks Cyrilene for all you do for your community near and far.
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 9 - 10:30 am
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8 members
Instructor: Steve Micklas
Description: This month we’d like to introduce you to the mysterious and mystical world of our Magic Class. There you’ll be taught by Stephen Micklas, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Come learn basic magic, including misdirection, card magic, and close up magic (coin manipulation). Students learn inexpensive tricks that grandparents can do, to amaze their friends and family. Students are only required to bring a deck of cards and maybe some rope or string. Most tricks students learn can be done with things found around the house. Stephen will bring in most of the other props needed. You just need to bring a 3 ring binder for notes and handouts. For those interested in magic you just need to remember a few things. Magic is a bit of misdirection and a lot of acting. If you are going to be a member of the class you will be taught a lot of secrets. Remember, that a Magician never reveals his secrets. You also need to practice to do it well. So if you’d like to amaze your family and friends, sign up. For you who already know a card trick or two, Stephen is ready to show our seniors you can teach an old dog, new tricks.
Time: Thursdays 11:00 am
Cost: $2 members
Location: Exercise Room
Description: Get ready to shake your groove thing as we welcome back Hula! Starting March 3 Hula classes will be held from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The class is officially called Hula for Health: “Walk In and Hula Out.” This will be a basic beginning hula class for men AND women and is only $2 per class. According to the instructors, Jacque Robertson, a native Hawaiian, and Irene Hernandez, Hula is a beautiful art form, that develops grace, poise, coordination, and body awareness through dance and low impact exercise. Hula provides flexibility, strength, and mobility. In fact, in the islands, the hula is a celebrated type of outlet for seniors, and is a great stress reliever. Students will learn the basic hula steps through graceful hand and body movements, as well as a series of beautiful modern hulas (Hula ‘Auana). No prior hula or dance experience is required. All you need to bring is water, comfortable loose clothing, and soft shoes (or you may go barefoot). This is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to get active in a fun, nurturing atmosphere and learn a bit about the Hawaiian culture.
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
Give Big San Bernardino County
By: Mike Sylva
On Thursday, May 8th, the Highland Senior Center will be participating in the a countywide fundraising effort put on by the Community Foundation. The foundation serves the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside and has organized the Give BIG San Bernardino County. Give BIG is a one day, 24 hour online giving day benefiting nonprofits in San Bernardino County through fundraising and increased social media usage.
You can help out your center by donating online at web:www.givebigsbcounty.org. You can also check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/givebigsanbernardinocounty. Give big or give small. Just as long as you give.