Volunteer of the Month
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!
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 9 - 10 am / 10 - 11:30 am
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8 members
Instructor: Kim Scarcella
Location: Game Room
Description: As technology and computers evolve, so do our computer classes. Starting in March, the beginning class will be “Computer Desk Top 101.” Its still for those just starting out on computers, or those who aren’t quite comfortable to do a Ctrl-Alt-Del. This class time will include some internet time. The “Intermediate Computers” class is for those who know the basics, and are looking to use that new found knowledge is some of the many programs available. This class will include internet time. Students can use one of our desktops, or, if they have a laptop, encourage to bring that for use. Kim Scarcella is the instructor who will take students through Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Our desktops have Windows 7 & 8.1, and we will be slowly phasing them over to Windows 10, now that Microsoft is phasing out the older operating systems.
Time: Mondays 1:00 pm
Cost: 3:00 Buy - In members
Location: Highland Senior Center
Description: One of the largest, loudest, and some might say most fun programs at the Highland Senior Center is Bingo. Bingo is played every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for area Seniors. A person may have a fun afternoon for only $3.00 for a pack and you can play all the regular games. For $6.00 a person can play every game including the bonus games. The pay outs may reach up to over $25.00. Where else could a person have a whole afternoon of entertainment at such a bargain price! In addition to Mondays, Senior Bingo is also played at the center every second and fourth Saturdays at l:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and come early. Clara Henderson had a big birthday wish come true when she came to play on her special day. She ended up winning the big $210 pot. All are invited to come and try any or all of these Bingo events. Anyone who has not tried playing Bingo at the Highland Senior Center is missing out on a lot of inexpensive fun, plus the opportunity to go home with more than coming with. Give it a try!
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
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
A New Way To Help Out - Through Amazon
By: Mike Sylva
A new program has been created through Amazon, the online e-commerce business. AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by it’s customers.
We were recently informed by Amazon that several of their customers had selected to support the Highland District Council On Aging (i.e. the Highland Senior Center). To support the center, instead of going to www.amazon.com, shop at AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com) where you can buy the exact same things you would at their normal site, and the same prices. We did check it out and it’s legit. So continue to shop at Amazon and help out your Senior Center at the same time.