Volunteer of the Month

March 2021
Chris Garcia

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone few of you may have seen. For the past couple of months Chris Garcia has been helping us out every Wednesday in the Nutrition Program. Chris comes in and cleans the kitchen and gets everything ready for our Grab-n-Go lunches. When the food arrives she’s busy helping us to pack the lunch boxes and bag them helps us out. Now she’s not new to helping us out, especially with meals. She has helped us out preparing meals for our Operation Senior Claus, and Thanksgiving Dinners. However, Chris is not only here for the food! She also has volunteered in the Trip Office. A member for seven years, she first heard about the center from their neighbor, Executive Director Penny Lilburn. Penny had told Chris’ husband about the center, who then started coming. When Chris retired after 37 years with the Probation Department, she also began coming to the center. Thanks Chris for spending your retirement years helping us out.

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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.