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Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Kim Hayes
Location: Game Room
Description: For those of you who were interested in taking our internet class, but couldn’t find it on the schedule, have no fear. The class isn’t gone, it’s just changed it’s name in keeping up with the times. The class is now called. Cyber Seniors. Sounds Hi Tech, but instructor, Kim Hayes will put you at ease. The class shows you all the wonders of the internet, and how you can do things around the world in your very own living room. You can take virtual tours, talk to friends long distance for free, find the best deals in the world. Literally the world! If this sounds like something you might be interested in join her class on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m., and see how much small the world has become.
Time: Mondays 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $3.00 members
Location: Exercise Room
Description: The Chinese characters for Tai Chi Chuan can be translated as the \'Supreme Ultimate Force\'. The notion of \'supreme ultimate\' is often associated with the Chinese concept of yin-yang, the notion that one can see a dynamic duality (male/female, active/passive, dark/light, forceful/yielding, etc.) in all things. \'Force\' (or, more literally, \'fist\') can be thought of here as the means or way of achieving this ying-yang, or \'supreme-ultimate\' discipline. Or it is possibly from it’s origins as a martial art and self-defense technique. Tai Chi as it is more commonly referred to, is practiced in the west today as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. There are a number of so-called forms (sometimes also called \'sets\') which consist of a sequence of movements. Many of these movements are originally derived from the martial arts and perhaps even more ancestrally than that, from the natural movements of animals and birds. Legend has it that a Taoist monk, first developed a set of 13 exercises that imitate the movements of animals. Some of the movements are even called the Monkey Pick and Horses Mane. It is an exercise almost anyone who can walk can do safely. Tai chi takes the joints gently through their range of motion, while the emphasis on breathing and inner stillness relieves stress and anxiety. Your instructor is Katsuko “Kats” Shiomi and classes held on Mondays and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and the cost is only $3.00 per class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and come ready to find their inner peace.
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
By: Mike Sylva
For our last hurrah for the summer we gave everyone a chance for a final summer vacation of the year. A trip to the tropical island of Hawaii lite. Yes, our dining room was magically transformed so only the trained eye could t tell the difference between the HSC and Waikiki. A luau was held on the beach as our fans kept the Trade Winds and our plastic palm fronds swaying. All of our guests were welcomed with a friendly “e komo mai,” presented with a lei. Everyone, from those wearing Hawaiin shirts and mumus, to those “haoles,” dressed for the mainland were treated as kama’ainas.
While we had people showing up hours early, to get the \"good seats\", no matter where you sat, everybody got the same great luau feast: Hawaiian chicken, with rice pilaf, a roll, and fruit cocktail. For the floor show, all the seats were just as good. This year we had a new entertainer for our crowd. Dianne Chavarria sang some Hawaiian favorites encouraging those who knew the words to sing along. Some of our Hawaiian dance students felt the need to sway, and showed off their moves while Dianne sang. To end the show we had our very own Ukelele instructor, Keoki Ariola, strummed a few tunes for us, which may have not all been very Polynesian, but were extremely crowd pleasing.
Mahalo to our sponsors to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Leisure Point, and the Aetna. Additional thanks to all of our volunteers, especially Don Davis, Raye Garcia, Dianne Kassotis, Linda Brian, Jack & Nancy Wallace, Diane Lerner, Gloria Peterson, Gladys Clemens, Donald Dorris, Mary Oehling, David & Judy Borgshatz, and Joan Breiten, who helped us to serve our guests. Finally we’d like to thank all those who bought tickets and came showing their support for the center and its activities. Aloha and see you next year!