Volunteer of the Month

September 2016
Joy Pritchard

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This month we’d like to give thanks to Joy Pritchard. Joy is our Friday afternoon receptionist, and has been for several years. Every Friday she can be found helping us out by answering the phones, taking in money, writing receipts, and answering questions. When not helping out at the front desk she has also worked our booth at the Citrus Harvest Festival and modeled for us at our Fashion Show and Salad Luncheon. A member for 4 years, she first heard about us following a stroke. She became housebound and her daughters though she should get out of the house. She said they physically put her in the car, brought her down here, and signed her up. She has been here ever since. She started out taking Brain Fitness, Magic, and Hula class to help get her mind and body back on track. One day, the director, Penny Lilburn asked her to volunteer. Joy was hesitant but soon decided that it would help in her recovery. Working the front desk has really helped. In fact she has taken computer classes and is now taking the writing class as well to help with her skills and mental exercises. Originally from Big Spring Texas, in the pan handle, she read history books about California as a child and bugged her dad so much that he decided at it was a good idea and move out here. The rest is history! Once out here she used to own an auto mechanic stop, running things behind the scenes, while her husbands did the greasy work. Joy has also managed to raise 2 daughters, who gave her 2 grandkids. Thanks Joy for turning something unfortunate, into something fortunate for us.

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  • 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