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January 2022
John Henry

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This month we’d like to shower kudos on John Henry. John Henry is a volunteer in our Bingo Program. He has been working for our Bingo program for off and on 10 years. He originally came here after he retired from 33 years with the Post Office. He worked the Wednesday Night Community Bingo Program for a while before retiring from that. Then, one of our old bingo callers got sick and needed to stop volunteering. Penny asked John to come back and has been here ever since. For years he worked all three bingo programs, but we are down to only one day a week and you can be sure to find him there calling bingo. While bingo is what originally brought him to us, he has branched out also helping us in the Walmart Food Program, picking up, sorting, and handing out the food. Whenever we have special events, such as our Luau, Thanksgiving Dinner, or Operation Senior Claus, you can be sure he is on hand to give us a helping hand. He is also a longtime member of our Board of Directors, where he served as President. Originally from Meridian Mississippi, he came out west to go to school. He went top East L.A. College, L.A. City College, and finished at the University of Redlands. Besides being a Postal worker, he also did a short stint in the military. When not working here he likes to visit with his two kids, his three grandkids, and his two greatkids, go fishing, or root for Michigan. Thanks John for being there when we need you.


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Koffee Klub


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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.