Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to shine the light on Junior Carrillo. Junior is one of our big helpers with the Food Program. On Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday, he helps to go get several hundred pounds of food each time and bring them back to the center. He then unloads the items, helps to unpack and organize, before helping us to monitor the handing out of the food. In fact it was Junior who got the WalMart Food Program back up and running here at the center after talking to the Manager. Junior also helps out whenever we need him. He retired 1 1/2 years ago so he says he has a lot more time to volunteer. He first heard about the center after seeing Executive Director Penny Lilburn at the Citrus Harvest Festival. Originally from Los Angeles, he moved out to the area when he was three so he considers himself a native of these parts. He spent 37 years in the car business, either as a salesman or in upper management. Married, he also has three boys, one girl, ten grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Thanks Junior for helping us to lift this heavy load.
Date: October 14, 2014
Time: Tuesday - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Cici Tenny
Location: Game Room
Description: Parlez-vous français? Would you like to? We’re not talking about speaking with a Charles Boyer “Come with me to the Casbah” accent. We’re talking true French. If so you’re in luck. Our Conversational French will enable you to chat like a Parisian. Your instructeur, Cynthia “CiCi” Tenny will help you to learn to understand, speak, and read French in an enjoyable way for every day situation. The French you learn will be usable from day one! The class is a mixture of beginners and intermediate students alike. For those who already have learned a little French, this will be a fun refresher experience. Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and began on August 19th. The session is 9 weeks long and only costs $8 for members, and $10 for non-members.
Cross Training Equipment
Location: Execise Room
Description: Our members will appreciate this: New exercise equipment! A long while back we tried to take a survey of those who use the exercise room, assessing what types of equipment they would like us to get. No surveys were turned in, although thoughts were scribbled on the poster announcing the survey. Still, not to be deterred, we were able to purchase some “Life Fitness” equipment. We now have a new treadmill, an elliptical cross trainer, and a recumbent bike, replacing much older equipment. We hope to eventually replace all of our old equipment, getting several exercise circuits in place. Check your newsletter to see when the equipment is available for use and be prepared to break a sweat.
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 2014 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2014. 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
Prime Time Choraliers
By: Mike Sylva
The members here were treated to a special concert performed by the Inland Empire Prime Time Choraliers. They were invited by the Executive Director, Penny Lilburn, to sing a few patriotic songs in honor of Memorial Day. The group is directed by Jo Stewart and accompanied by Herb Iverson on piano.
The group fit right in here at the center as the Choraliers’ are a group of seniors whose average age is 75. They love to sing just about anything and everything. For us they did some well known songs, such as “America the Beautiful”, and “Home on the Range”, to more unknown, yet just as beautiful songs like “Swing Deep & Low”, and “This is My Country.”
The concert swelled to a great finale as they ended with a Service Medley, with rousing renditions of the Caisson Song (Army), Anchors Aweigh (Navy), Wild Blue Yonder (Air Force), and the Marine Hymn. (Sorry Coast Guard!).
If you would like to join the Choraliers, no auditions are necessary, but you must be a senior and be able to carry a tune. They practice at St. Pauls United Methodist Church on Tues from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.