Volunteer of the Month

December 2018
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Linda Sowell. Linda is a fairly new member, having joined us just two years ago after reading about us in a Highland Community News article. She loved that we had so many activities to offer that she joined right up. Now that she has a feel for the place she has started volunteering. When she first applied, she said that she was willing to work anywhere we needed her. Well, we needed her in the Thrift Store, so now you can find her there one day a week. She also is a sub for our Trip Office. Finally she was approached about becoming a member of the Board of Directors, helping us to run the place, which she gladly accepted. However, all work and no play makes Linda a dull girl, so she makes sure to have relaxing fun times here as well. She plays Bunco, Wii Bowling, comes to Taco Tuesday, takes trips, and comes to all of our special events. Originally from Chicago, Il., she came out to Southern California with her then husband. While here she worked for the Big Bear School District as the Director of Nutrition, and was a Tax Preparer for Liberty Tax Service. During that time she also managed to bring up two kids, who provided her with five grandkids. Thanks Linda for “retiring” and coming to work for us!

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Stay in Shape...!! Join us for Daily Water Aerobics - Monday - Friday 10:00 - Noon

Enjoy a hot, nutritional lunch - every Monday through Friday from 11:30 - 12:30....YUMMY !!

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

The Highland Senior Center is expanding our University Programs. We are looking for qualified individual(s) to provide German language instruction. In addition if you have a particular subject that you find interesting and believe others would be interested in as well, ie., history, science, astronomy, etc. let us know about that as well. Call Penny for details @ 862.8104

CHIEF OF POLICE NEWSLETTER Highland Police Department - Captain Sam Fisk Don’t Be A Victim IRS Scam Alert Be aware of the bad guys– Con –Artists prey on victims using these common techniques: • Con-Artists pretend to be IRS agents and threaten to arrest you if you don’t provide immediate over – the-phone payment. IRS agents will never contact you by telephone or email. Never provide ANYONE with personal Information over the phone. • Email scams trick victims into thinking they are receiving official emails from the IRS. They include links to fraudulent web sites. These sites ask for Social Security numbers and personal information, which is then used to file false tax return. • Criminal steal mail from secured and unsecured mail boxes. We urge you to drop off important documents directly to the US postal Office. Message from Captain Fisk Hello Highland and 2018 ! I hope your new year’s resolutions included giving back to your community. Volunteerism is what makes Highland a great city to call home. As we welcome in 2018, we have to be mindful of potential fraud or scams you may experience. Follow some of these helpful tips and keep you and your family from being a victim. Sam Fisk

Our new 9 passenger bus is NOW available to transport Folks to our daily lunch, bingo and other special events. Call 862-8104 to get a ride to the HSC.... space IS limited.

Health and Wellness Educational Series continues with 'Control Blood Sugars' on December 4th. Class is from 11 to noon. Please RSVP at 862.8104. This FREE class is brought to you by Regal Medical Services.

We will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve; CLOSED all day on Christmas; closing at noon on New Years Eve; and CLOSED all day on New Years Day. See you next year.

Operation Senior Claus takes place on Friday, December 21st. We provide a basket filled with non-perishable food items AND a hot meal to those who are shut-in and otherwise would not receive a Christmas blessing. You may nominate someone by calling Jeff at 862-8104.