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October 2021
Don Harper

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Don Harper is one of our longtime Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. Don has been a member for about 7 ½ years, and has been driving for 5 ½ years. During that time he has become one of our go-to drivers driving multiple times a week, and sometimes several trips in one day. He first heard about the center from his mother-in-law, who is a Wii Bowler. She got him a membership and he came and joined the Wii Bowling league. He then remembered then Outreach Director, Holly Andrade, talking about TAP and how they needed drivers. He gave it a test drive, enjoyed it and has been doing it ever since. He loves driving, and loves the people. He thinks of this as his job, but a job he enjoys. The clients love him too and has clients who ask for him. Originally from Fort Worth, TX, his mom brought him out here when he was two. He inched his way over from Blythe, to Beaumont, to Highland. We are thankful that his travels brought him closer to us. Thanks Don for driving that extra mile for us!


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If you used to Sing Along with Mitch then you did karaoke, before karaoke was cool! Well since we at the Highland Senior Center are always cool, we decided to host a Karaoke Party. It is basically a singing to the music of your favorite songs. If you dont know the words, no worries. There is a screen, where the words appear, and are highlighted as they are to be sung.

We tried it out last month with a few brave souls. Our very own Penny, Martha, and Timi sang out loud, to which others decided if they can do it, so can I, and belted out tunes of their own. Light refreshments were served and were paid back in lots of laughs and good times.

Thanks to Skip for running the event, and to Anthem Blue Cross for sponsoring the fun.

The next Karaoke Party will take place on Tuesday, March 15, and the 3rd Tuesday of every month thereafter. We look forward to having you join us.