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July 2019
Charles Roberts

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This month we’d like to give thanks to a familiar face, but one you might not know of in relation to the Highland Senior Center. Charles Roberts is the former editor of the Highland Community News, where he was a big supporter of the Highland Senior Center and would often visit the center to cover our events and activities. However when he retired at the end of 2017, he continued to support our center, but in a different capacity. Before retiring, he asked Jeff, the Outreach Director if we could use some volunteers, as he did not want to become bored. Well, he asked the right person, as he was immediately made a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) driver. He volunteers to drive just about every weekday, and sometimes on weekends as well. Yet his helping us out doesn’t stop there. He also helps out in our Food Program, three days a weeks. He sorts outs the food we bring in and then helps us to pass it out to our seniors. We would also like to thank his wife, Myrna, who gives him time off from his retirement Honey Do list to help us out.


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With the last gasp of summer producing temps in the low 90\'s, it was hard to think of the Flu Season. Yet in the words of Benjamin Franklin, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We had nearly 200 people show up for the cure. Some others even got the cure from other places, but came for all the other information and goodies our other vendors brought with them.

With shots being offered back in September just about anywhere, our crowds arent what they used to be, but for those who did not like waiting in line for 45 minutes, it was a smooth flowing line. People got to ask questions at the various booths, get lots of freebies, all at a leisurely pace.

We would like to acknowledge that the success of our health fair would not have been possible without all the vendors who came out to provide information and services to all. Additional thanks go out to the Highland Police Departments Citizens Patrol for their excellent traffic control and parking assistance. Mostly we would like to thank our event sponsors, the Physicians of Beaver Medical Group and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.