Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to give extra special thanks to one of our Trip Volunteers. Dianne Kassotis. Dianne is one of our Trip Office volunteers. She used to work once a week helping members plan trips to local and exotic places. However, when our Trip Coordinator went out temporarily with an injury, Dianne stepped up and took over. Now Dianne comes in 5 days a week to plan trips, coordinate, check the books, and help out the other Trip volunteers. Dianne has been a member for a couple years after hearing about us from the Trip Coordinator, Linda Brian. She had heard Linda talking about the center to a friend and asked her questions about the center. Dianne was looking for someplace to go and help people, and we are always in need of people wanting to help others. It was a perfect fit. Outside the Trip Office she can always be found helping out in the dining room. From Koffee Klub to Thanksgiving to Operation Senior Claus to just about any Special Event. She is always willing to help set up, serve, and clean up. Her favorite thing to do though is to root for the Dallas Cowboys. Originally from Danvers, MA, she lived there until she met Jim, her future husband, who was just in town on leave following his Navy bootcamp. Married three months later, she moved around as a military wife, finally ending up in Florida. Together they had 4 kids, 9 grand kids, and 13 great grandkids. Following Jim’s passing, she moved out to the Highland area, and shortly thereafter, found her way to us. Thanks Dianne for seeking us out to help others.
Indoor Shuffle Board- on going
Date: January 1, 2014
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: Table Shuffleboard. The class is taught by Molly Wright, who began teaching the class with her husband Odie. When Odie 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 your opponents 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 is on Fridays beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Time: Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free members
Location: Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on one of our newest activities. The Craft Class. Now some of you might be thinking, “Hey, that’s not new. You’ve had one for years!” Actually, this is the New Crafts Class. The old one stopped meeting, yet people kept coming up to the front desk asking where the Crafts Group was. So receptionist, Martha McGrew offered to teach a new class. Whereas the old one did knitting, this one focuses on a myriad of crafts. So far she has done Mardi Gras masks, Paper Flowers, String Easter Egg decorations, and Magnet Painting. The instructors are Martha McGrew and Denise Kern, and every month they like to come up with a fun new craft to learn. June’s class with be making a banner for the 4th of July Parade. Martha and Denise come up with new ideas every month, plan them out, gather the supplies and teach you how to make wonderful art projects. Yet if anybody has any ideas or suggestions they are more than happy to do those as well. Also if anybody has any old craft supplies Martha would welcome your donation. The class is held once a month on the last Thursday of the month. The classes are free and meet in the Dining Room from 1-2 p.m. RSVPs are needed to help Martha plan out the supplies. You can sign up at the front desk or call her at (909)862-8104.
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
Kazoo Band Forming
By: Mike Sylva
Have you always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? Are you a blowhard? Well you are exactly what we are looking for! We are forming a kazoo band to march in the Highland 4th of July parade. No auditions to be held. If you can hum, you can play the kazoo. Best of all, we will provide the kazoo for you! The band will get together on June 14th and 28th at 9am for practice.
But what if you’re asthmatic? Maybe wind instruments aren’t your thing? Can you play saucepan, dutch oven, or possibly even double boiler? If so, bring your favorite percussion instrument and a wooden spoon, and get ready to bang out some Sousa.
If you’re still unsure have no fear. Our band director, Penny, will be using Professor Harold Hill’s “Think System.” All we need now is 76 kazoos to lead the big parade