Volunteer of the Month

February 2017
Sherry Lopez

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This month we’d like to shine the spotlite on a Sherry Lopez. Sherry is one of our “newer” volunteers. She has been helping us for just under a year, ever since a fateful meeting with Penny Lilburn. She had known Penny for a long time, but it was chance coincidence Sherry had recently retired and was looking for something to do, when she ran into her at the Harvest Festival. It started to helping us out at last year’s annual Golf Tournament and her impact on the center has grown ever since. Following the tournament Penny told her that we could really use her a couple days at our front desk. Sherry then started working Mondays and Wednesdays answering phones, taking in and receipting money, and helping people. From there she has helped us at our Luau, Operation Senior Claus, and with our Food Program. However, the center isn’t the only place where Sherry helps others. She is also a volunteer with the Assistance League. Originally from Springfield, IL, came out to the area after visiting her first husband’s family. They liked it so much they decided to move out here. Once out here she went and became a medical assistant, a dispatcher for heavy equipment, an Edison customer service rep, and finally retired as a worker’s comp appeals board legal secretary. All this while having two kids, two step daughters, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Sherry, thanks for taking all your life skills and putting them to use here at the center!

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To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...



  • TIME CHANGE - The 55 Alive refresher course has been moved to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.

  • Membership Dues for the 2016 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2016. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!

  • Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.

  • Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00

Upcoming Events


  • October 15, 2016 11:00 AM - Hoedown & Crafters Fair
    Join us a boot kicking great time. The Gas Company is back with their gas Chuck Wagon, along with the Wimberly Blue Grass Band! Tickets still on sale.

  • October 13, 2016 9:00 - Noon - HEALTH FAIR
    Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2016 for our Annual Health Fair. Free Flu shots will be provided to the entire community along with several other free services. Lots of vendors on hand to answer any questions you may have.

  • November 19, 2016 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner
    Please come and share Thanksgiving Dinner with your friends and Family here at the Highland Senior Center. Tickets are only $5.00 ($6 at the door) and you can enjoy a full dinner including desert. Share this special day with your family and friends