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July 2019
Charles Roberts

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This month we’d like to give thanks to a familiar face, but one you might not know of in relation to the Highland Senior Center. Charles Roberts is the former editor of the Highland Community News, where he was a big supporter of the Highland Senior Center and would often visit the center to cover our events and activities. However when he retired at the end of 2017, he continued to support our center, but in a different capacity. Before retiring, he asked Jeff, the Outreach Director if we could use some volunteers, as he did not want to become bored. Well, he asked the right person, as he was immediately made a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) driver. He volunteers to drive just about every weekday, and sometimes on weekends as well. Yet his helping us out doesn’t stop there. He also helps out in our Food Program, three days a weeks. He sorts outs the food we bring in and then helps us to pass it out to our seniors. We would also like to thank his wife, Myrna, who gives him time off from his retirement Honey Do list to help us out.


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As we prepared for fall and the flu season that accompanies it, autumn like weather came to town. Then, the day of the Health Fair, summer roared back in. Still, nice weather helps with bringing out the crowds. We had nearly 200 people show up to our Health Fair. Some were there just for the flu shots, some for just the information handed out, but most took full advantage by getting shots AND visiting all the vendors to get lots of healthy information as possible.

Apart from the shots and information, one could get a Body Mass Index reading, Skin screening, Dental Hygiene, just to name a few. The free flu shots were provided by the San Bernardino Co. Dept. Of Public Health, and were administered by nurses from the Beaver Medical Group.

We would like to acknowledge that the success of our health fair would not have been possible without all the vendors who came out to provide information and services to all. Additional thanks go out to the Highland Police Departments Citizens Patrol for their excellent traffic control and parking assistance. Mostly we would like to thank our event sponsors, the Physicians of Beaver Medical Group and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.