Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to shine the spotlite on a Gloria Peterson. Gloria is a very familiar face around here, having been a member for almost 19 years. After joining our Wii Bowling program Wii Bowling, she began helping out as well. When she comes to special events and Koffee Klub, she volunteers to help set things up, serve, and clean up. Gloria also comes in to help us out with bulk mail, putting in inserts, and putting on labels on hundreds of newsletters. When not bowling or helping out she likes coming to our special events and Koffee Klub, and occasionally likes playing bingo and shuffleboard. Originally from Rosalie, Nebraska, she came out to the area with her husband, Larry, who was in the Air Force. First she got to travel the world and the country, before they got stationed at Norton. She was a stay at home mom, not only watching her 3 kids, but other mom’s kids so those moms could work. Now she has 4 grandkids, five great-grandkids, not counting all those other “kids” she took care off. And how she helps to take care of us. Thanks Gloria.
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.
Wii Bowling League
Time: Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per season members
$10.00 per season non-members
Description: Do you like hanging around alleys? Are you a member of the “Earl Anthony” fan club? If the answer is yes then are you in luck. If the answer no, that’s okay. You’ll still have lots of fun in our Wii Bowling League. League play is on Wednesdays and lasts for six weeks so check for our registrations. If you miss it you can still sign up to be a substitute to get your feet wet. The best part is you don’t need to go out and buy a bowling ball, we have all the equipment stored in our very own bowling alley, also known as the parlor and 3 big screen tvs! Instead of wooden lanes and pins, bowlers will hit the virtual lanes using Nintendo’s Wii game system. Wii bowling tends to start out easy, building confidence, while you get use to bowling with a hand held remote. However, the better you bowl, the harder it can become. You can put too much spin and throw a gutterball. You can even release it behind your and watch the audience scatter. Those who have trouble picking up a bowling ball will have no trouble lifting the remote control, which is a small plastic rectangular stick weighing only a few ounces. We hope to see you one the lanes!
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
By: Mike Sylva
Maybe New Year Resolutions should officially begin the day after Fat Tuesday. That way we can not feel so bad about breaking those resolutions so quickly! Regardless, we are still going to party hard before giving it up for Lent. That’s right. It’s Mardi Gras Time!
Join us on February 9th at 1:30 pm while we live it up before giving it up until Easter! There will be snacks, beads, and jazz band entertainment. Tickets are only $2, and RSVP’s are required so call us at (909)862-8104 and get ready to party!