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April 2021
Leisa Alexander

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone few of you may have seen, but may have benefited from her volunteering. Lesia (pronounced Lisa) Alexander has been helping us out since 2020. During that time she has helped serve meals for Thanksgiving, Operation Senior Claus, and most recently, the Grab-n-Go dinners Monday thru Friday she can be helping out her sister, Mae Lucero, getting the dinners from the local restaurants, then helping to distribute them to seniors at the center. However, Leisa doesn’t just come here help to serve food. All that work can wear a person out, so when she’s not volunteering, she enjoys coming to the center’s Aerobics Program to boost her cardio. Originally from Meridian, MS, she and her two siblings came out Calif., to live with, and be raised by their big sister Mae, when their mom passed away. After she grew up she went to work for the Dept. of Corrections where she worked for 27 years before retiring. During that time she raised a son, who in turn, gave her a grandchild. Thanks Leisa for helping to ensure that our senior don’t go hungry.


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Even though there was no worries about a swine flu epidemic, or a shortage of vaccines, there were still plenty of people who came to the Highland Senior Centers Annual Health Fair

to get their shots. And while the lines didnt stretch out for a hundred or so yards as in the past, like when we had the first shots available in the area, the line was still long. Maybe its because the shots only cost $10 here vs. $25 elsewhere, or maybe its because of all the other services and information we had on hand to help pass the time while over 300 people waited for their shots.

The weather was certainly on our side, as previous days had extreme heat, wind, and thunderstorms. On the day of the fair it was a sunny day, but not too hot with a nice breeze every once in a while to make it comfortable. Meanwhile, we tried to have most of the services inside so that while you did wait in line, most of it was spent inside with the air conditioning. That way, when fair goers got their blood pressure checked, it was more reasonable. However, nothing we could do could help with the body mass index. Members were on their own for that one. Nothing we couldve done to help them with that...sorry.

Thanks to the volunteers who came to set up and work the fair, all of our wonderful vendors who came out to make this a success. Additional thanks go our to the Highland Police Departments Citizens Patrol for their excellent traffic control. Mostly we would like to thank our event sponsors, the Physicians of Beaver Medical Group and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.