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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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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.