Volunteer of the Month
This month we\'d to shower kudos on Eva Sanchez. Eva has been a member for just over 2 years, she has been volunteering in our Thrift Store for every Monday, for over 1 year. She has also been helping us out on and off for 1 ˝ years at our Hostess desk, signing in people for various events, when we need someone. She first heard about the center through a friend at Jeffrey Court where she lives. She came and started taking computer classes when Penny asked her if she could help us out. She’s been helping us out ever since. She also helps take care of the grandkids so her free time is limited, but she is looking forward to trying out Zumba and getting back into the computer classes. Originally from La Verne, she came out here when her husband Ray, decided to come out this way in search of more affordable housing. They found it, and have never looked back. Four boys and ten grandkids later, we think it was a wise move and a good move...for us. Thanks Eva for helping us out whenever we need it.
Computer Lab Upgrade
Date: July 6, 2015
Description: Thanks to SB County Supervisor James Ramos, we received funds to help us in updating our computer lab. Our computers were over 12 years old. That might not seem like much, but computer years are like dog years, only worse. They are considered ancient, but no more. We received a grant and have purchased new all-in-one computers. All are internet ready, and have the latest software. Two will have Windows 7, for those who like the old style, while the rest have Windows 8, and will be updated to Windows 10 when available. The Cyber Seniors class will get first crack at them when they start up on July 9th for their 4 week summer session, followed by the Computer Class in the fall. Get prepared to go online and explore the world.
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 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
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
St_ Patricks Day Party 2013
By: Mike Sylva
Once again it was that time of year when every one claims a bit o’ Irish heritage, as we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick, the priest who drove the snakes from Ireland, among other things, so we celebrate by drinking green beer, pinching those who aren’t wearing green, and eat corned beef!
Here at the Center we celebrate with in a slightly different, but just as fun, way. We actually did it a few days ahead as it fell on a Sunday this year. That just meant the party could last for three days! As people showed up in their finest greenery, Claudia Wrona got people in the mood through great Irish jigs as well as some non-Irish tunes, but no one seemed to mind. As people arrived they reached into a crock to pick out a shamrock. Minnie Gray had the luck of the Irish about her as she won the 50/50 contest.
There was also a trivia contest, where contests tried their best (and some their worst) to answer questions about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. Not everyone knew the answers, but at the end of the contest, they walked away a little smarter.
However, if there were one memory that was going to stick out in people’s minds it is going to be the food. The father/daughter team of Jim Imbriorski and Martha McGrew spent two days preparing and cooking corned beef, cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes for the feast.
Thanks to Don Davis and Aetna for sponsoring the event, as well as volunteers, Linda Brian, Marge Booth, Joan Brieten, Virginia Kautzman, Sally Gomez, Brenda Adams, and Helen, Bridgewater, as well as everyone who came out to help us make it such a fun-filled event.