Volunteer of the Month

December 2018
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Linda Sowell. Linda is a fairly new member, having joined us just two years ago after reading about us in a Highland Community News article. She loved that we had so many activities to offer that she joined right up. Now that she has a feel for the place she has started volunteering. When she first applied, she said that she was willing to work anywhere we needed her. Well, we needed her in the Thrift Store, so now you can find her there one day a week. She also is a sub for our Trip Office. Finally she was approached about becoming a member of the Board of Directors, helping us to run the place, which she gladly accepted. However, all work and no play makes Linda a dull girl, so she makes sure to have relaxing fun times here as well. She plays Bunco, Wii Bowling, comes to Taco Tuesday, takes trips, and comes to all of our special events. Originally from Chicago, Il., she came out to Southern California with her then husband. While here she worked for the Big Bear School District as the Director of Nutrition, and was a Tax Preparer for Liberty Tax Service. During that time she also managed to bring up two kids, who provided her with five grandkids. Thanks Linda for “retiring” and coming to work for us!

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Koffee Klub

Join the Highland Senior Center for our FREE Koffee Klub. Come enjoy an informational meeting with a home cooked breakfast on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We feature great speakers and timely life topics. Please make sure you R.S.V.P. at (909)862-8104 !

December’s Koffee Klub was presented by our very own Executive Director, Penny Lilburn, who did a presentation on our very own Operation Senior Claus (O.S.C.). For those you who do not know, O.S.C. is a program run by the center where we deliver a home cooked holiday meal and a basket filled with food and goodies. The recipients are home bound seniors in the area.
We receive referrals from local senior housing apartments and mobile home parks as to who could use a hot meal delivered by a friendly face for the holidays. The center has been collecting non-perishable food for months prior as well as receiving donations for Stater Bros. gift cards which are then divided amongst over 150 seniors.
However, to deliver all these goodies we need drivers who come to the center and take no more than 3 baskets each. Each driver will only give up about one hour of their time, including pick up and deliver, ensuring that our seniors enjoy days of happiness. If you would like to donate your time or money please contact the center at (909)862-8104.