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September 2020
Mike & Sharon Pierce

Photo of Mike & Sharon Pierce

This month we’d like to shine the light on some familiar faces around here. Mike & Sharon Pierce are a mix of new and old to the center. Sharon has been a member since 2010, while Mike joined in 2018. Before the shutdown, Mike was wearing several hats, working in the Trip Office and working in the Nutrition Program two days a week. They both also enjoy working at our special events, and were first time drivers for our Operation Senior Cause. During the shutdown they’ve both have been volunteering in the Thrift Store as well as serving as Transportation Assistance Program drivers. Mike and Sharon are both from the area. Sharon was born in Boston, but came out here when she was three. Mike on the other hand was born and raised out here. They met on a blind date when she was 18, and he was 22. They were married 6 weeks later! Together they have two kids and five grandchildren. He worked for Fedco and retired from Beaver Medical for over 20 years each whereas she worked for the same mortgage company. We would like to thank the Mike and Sharon for their ongoing dedication to the center and its members during these troubling days.


Featured Class


Featured Activity

Last month members of our Cane Defense class went to the Orange County International Open for martial arts. Frank Rodriguez and Micheal Wagnon, both brown belts, each walked away with trophies for their effort and skills.

The Cane Defense class is taught by Senior Master Jim Willoughby. He has taught the class for nearly five years. He has been involved in martial arts for over 50 years, is a member of the Masters 2012 Hall of Fame.

Senior Master Willoughbys thoughts on the class is simple. Everyone else was teaching kids, and he had a bad knee so he and former instructor Grandmaster Pierre Bergere put a class together that takes seniors limits and disabilities into account. There are other cane classes out there, but they require a full range of motion. This class does not. The class also focuses on the redirection of power, and not necessarily attack. The class meets at 10 a.m., and the cost is $10 per week. For more information call us at (909)862-8104 or stop by the class.