Volunteer of the Month
Jack & Nancy Wallace
This month we’d like to shower thanks on our good friends, Jack & Nancy Wallace. Jack and Nancy have been members for a lucky 13 years. Every month we can count on them to help us with the bulkmail, which allows you to read this. They come in a day early to help put in any inserts, before stapling hundreds of newsletters. Then, the next day they come back to help the rest of the newsletter crew in labeling the newsletters. Their helping out doesn’t end there. They also help us out serving at our Luau and helping to prepare food for our Operation Senior Cause. At our special events Jack usually checks in people, while Nancy sells raffle and 50/50 tickets. Not just workhorses, they both make sure they get to have fun here as well. Jack plays in the Men’s Poker group and Double Deck Pinochle, while Nancy enjoys Bunco, Ladie’s Poker, and Wii Bowling. Jack and Nancy met in Washington, where Nancy is originally from, and Jack was stationed while in the army. Ever the joker, he proposed to her on April 1st. After marrying, they traveled the world and the country. He eventually got out of the army and they moved to the Inland Empire, where they decided to finally put down roots. Thanks to Jack and Nancy for all they do for us.
Date: September 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson
Location: Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on a class with a timeless message, Bible Study. The class is taught by Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson who are both with the Immanuel Baptist Church. Together Al and Tracy have a combined 79 years of Bible Study experience. Both are graduates of Bible College and have served as Pastors or Associate Pastors. They both now minsters at Immanuel Baptist Church where they not only teach Bible study there, but Al serves as the Minister of Senior Adults and Tracy serves as the Minister of Evangelical Discipleship. This session the two will be focusing on the New Testament book of ACTS (or Acts of the Apostles), and will cover the first half of the book. This will look at the early days of Christianity and it’s growth. Classes are on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00am and will run for 8 weeks beginning January 9th.
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
By: Mike Sylva
Well you just don’t know who to trust here at the Highland Senior Center. At least not when it comes to the Liar’s Club. Last month we had some of the biggest bald-faced liars descend on our center. However, that was a good thing. Once again we hosted our very popular “Liar’s Club.” Back to join us were our very own prevaricators: Ed Ford, Chris Libra, Bob Harvey, Danni Wilson, Kevon Kenyon.
This game show is one of the center’s favorites and always brings out an enthusiastic crowd. Our yarn spinners do such as great job that the audience is routinely split on who’s telling the truth and who’s full of it (baloney that is). A lot of times the correct answer is exactly that last choice you would have made.
Our liars’ answers ranged from outrageous to ribald to incredulous. Yet, invariably, it was an answer, the most of us wouldn\'t have guessed in a million years, and many of our audience members were misled. Those who didn\'t guess right, didn\'t feel so bad, as they still got some ice cream thanks to the sponsors of the event, Humana.
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the game and we hope to see you at the next meeting of the Liar’s Club.