Volunteer of the Month
This month we\'d like to give our thanks to Jane Desmarais. Jane IS our bingo program. She is in charge fo the bingo, and has been volunteering for the program for years. In fact, in the past year, so only missed on day! Every Monday and alternate Saturdays, she has sold bingo programs, called numbers, and sold ice cream as a bingo fundraiser. When she first came to the Highland Senior Center, nearly 25 years ago, she was taking trips with a longtime friend, Joyce Owen, who happened to also run our trip office. One day Joyce asked Jane if she would volunteer in the trip office, which she did. Jane did that for a few years and has been known to volunteer there if needed, as well as in our Thrift Store. She has even modeled for us, in the past, in our Fashion Show. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she came out west with her husband to escape the cold. Once out here she began working for Sears, which she did for 31 years as a Department Manager. Thanks Jane for answering our call for callers.
Date: September 17, 2015
Time: 9 - 11 am
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8 members
Instructor: Kim Scarcella
Location: Game Room
Description: Now that we have the new computers, we also have a “new” computer class. Actually, we are combining the Cyber Seniors (Internet) class, as well as the Beginning and Intermediate computer classes together into one all encompassing class. Kim Scarcella will once again take over the reins of the computer class. The class will focus on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Windows 7 is the older, more familiar Windows operating system. Windows 8.1 was designed more for tablet use, and following some bad press, some of which was warranted and some which was not, is slowly being scrapped for Windows 10. Windows 10 is a hybrid of the Windows 7, including the desired “start” button, and the tablet feature of Windows 10. Windows 10 is being offered to all those computers that have Windows 7 & 8 on them for free, if they support the system requirements. There are rumors that Windows 10 will be the last upgrade of Windows offered by Microsoft. No matter what version you have, Kim will get you up and running, and exploring the world...or checking your email. The possibilities end with the user. Classes are still on Thursdays and take place from 9-11 am, and started on Sept. 17th. New classes will start up again after the new year, so make sure to read the newsletter for the next registration date.
Time: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free members
Location: Exercise Room
Description: This month we’d like the light to shine on a place that naturally deserves a spotlite...Ballroom Dancing. Our new evening Ballroom Dance instructor is Ricardo Tomboc. Ricardo takes over for his former instructor, Lucy Guss. The FREE class takes place on Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m., and is split into 2 halves a night. The first half is teaching, and the 2nd half is open dance, where generally, advanced dances pair up with beginners. He will also have guest instructors. Although he is an instructor, he enjoys going to other schools to keep up his skills and pick up new techniques. This is why he brings other instructors in. So the students will get a variety of techniques. When Ricardo is teaching, his classes run the entire gamut; the foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha-cha, tango, salsa, some disco, and the nightclub 2 step, to name a few. The class is open to everyone and students don’t have to bring anything You can bring dancing shoes if you have them, but you don’t need them to dance. Just a desire to learn and have fun.
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 2015 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2015. 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 17, 2015 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 8, 2015 9:00 - Noon - HEALTH FAIR
Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2015 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 21, 2015 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
Pastor Zinn Honored
By: Mike Sylva
The Highland Senior Center’s held it’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year on April 19th at the San Bernardino Golf Club: The annual Golf Tournament and Senior Recognition Dinner. God must have approved of the selection of Pastor Zinn as we had perfect weather for golf.
The day began with golfers hitting the greens. The shotgun start seemed appropriate as some of the golf balls were hit in the same pattern. Some to the left, some to the right, and some right one. This year’s Law Enforcement winners made it a repeat of sorts, as one of the teams from Patton Corrections: Darrin Martin, Bobby Hawkis, Carl Eversol, and C.J. Eversole wrested the Law Enforcement Trophy away from their fellow Patton mates shooting a 54. With that score, they also won the overall tournament. 1st place senior division winners: Jim Stark, Bill Mills, Rene Johnstone, and Marcos Alonzo, who shot a 59. Taking honors for “Most Honest” (aka: Highest Score) team of Yevette Ramos, Toni Callicott, Laura Tolbrit, and Ryan O’Donohue. Regardless of the score, everyone has a great time. Trading in a day of work for a day of golf made everyone a winner..
This year the center recognized Pastor Rob Zinn as our Outstanding Senior for his hard work and dedication to the community. Our many thanks to our major sponsors - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California Strategies, and Patricia Fischer. Also, thanks to all of our other various money and product sponsors, and raffle donors. Finally, we’d like to thank all of the volunteers, golfers, and everyone else who helped support the center and honor Pastor Rob Zinn.