Volunteer of the Month
This month we\'d to shower kudos on Diane Harvey. Diane has only been a member for a few years, but ever since then she joined she has made the most of it. Every Monday she can be found helping us out in our Bingo program. It was the Bingo Coordinator, her friend, Pat Laur, who first got her to volunteer for our bingo program. Now Diane helps sell the bingo papers, and calls numbers. If Pat is ever absent, Diane fills in and takes over. Diane does more for us than just bingo. She is always there for us if we need her. She has worked at a hole at our Golf Tournament, sitting out on the course all day. Diane prefers helping us at our special events where she is inside in the air conditioned building! However, it\'s not that cool, as she is hard at work in the kitchen helping to prepare meals, and to help us serve. Diane is used to volunteering, as she has been active at the Yucaipa Senior Center, and the Calimesa Senior Center, as well as having working for Habitat for Humanity. Originally form Compton, she, her sister, and her mother, have each taken turns moving out west, and following each other. As the others have continued taking turns moving eastward, with Banning as their eastmost spot, Diane has put down roots here. Thanks Diane for all that you do for our center.
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Length: 8 Weeks
Cost: $8 members
Instructor: Sue Herbert
Location: Game Room
Description: “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they\\\'ll take you.” ― Beatrix Potter This month we’d like to shine the light on one of our longest running classes, Creative Writing, The class is taught by Sue Herbert. Sue earned a BA in English Literature at Cal Berkley, and took a post grad writing class as Columbia, so she knows her stuff. She also has experience as a teacher, having received her credential from the Univ. of Redlands. Following that she taught at a local elementary school, as well as having taught in overseas. Sue wants students to have fun and to make them feel comfortable. She believes that everyone has a story and she wants to help you bring that out. Classes will be broken up into various styles such as a memoir, humor, essays, poetry, etc. You will write about what you know, but if the assignment doesn’t please you. Write something else. Class wills start back up on Wednesday, August 24th, and run 8 weeks. The cost is only $8 for members and $10 for non-members.
Time: Dailys 6:30 a.m.
Cost: Free members
Location: Meet in Dining Room
Description: This month we’d like to put the spotlite on a group that already shines. The “Striders” is a walking club filled with members who believe that both exercise and social activities are important to a Senior’s physical and emotional health. The Striders want to stay fit, but enjoy doing this at their own pace while enjoying the company of others. Striders walk from 1/2 mile to 2 miles at a time. They walk on the paths around the Patton State Hospital grounds varying according to individual members. The group is open to anyone interested in “walking for health.” They meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. at the Highland Senior Center. This time was chosen to avoid smog and the heat. Anyone wishing to join this active group or just interested in more information may come to the dining room of the Highland Senior Center before 6:30 a.m. any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning. So put your best foot forward and come on out.
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 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
Christmas Tree Donation
By: Mike Sylva
Christmas came a little early at the Highland Senior Center, as one of Santa’s helpers, Paul Marzullo, dropped off a pre-decorated Christmas tree for the seniors to enjoy. The gift is actually from Paul and the Marzullo family. The seven foot tall tree took Paul six hours to decorate before he loaded it on his sleigh and delivered it.
The Marzullos know the center well as Paul’s two aunts, Willie Williams and Catherine Madrial are members. Paul’s family also has known Executive Director Penny Lilburn for many years. The Highland Senior Center would like to thank Paul Marzullo and family for the gift. Now Santa has something to put the gifts under.