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January 2020
Lee Lombard

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This month we’d like to give thanks to Lee Lombard. Lee is one of our Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. In fact he is one of our top TAP drivers, consistently in the top three for miles driven and hours. He came to the center nearly five years ago, just looking to donate some books, when he happened to see a TAP flyer on the board. He asked the Front Desk person what TAP was, and she took him straight to the TAP coordinator. That was all it took, and he=s been driving ever since. He now drives every weekday, and even on weekends, sometimes taking 2 rides a day. He drives all over the Inland Empire which doesn’t leave him much time to explore the fun things our center has to offer, but he hopes to get involved soon. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, his father’s travels in the Air Force eventually brought him out to March AFB in Riverside, and he=s been here ever since. He did a stint in the Air Force, where he got trained in Military Pay, which helped him after he left, to get into Money Management, which he turned into a 30 year career as a banker and financial advisor. Now single, he has a daughter and two grandsons. Thanks Lee stepping up big time into this important program.


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Our Polynesian party proved to be popular as the Highland Senior Center proudly hosted its annual Luau and it was a sellout with all the seats filled. The mood was festive with the partiers decked out in their finest Hilo Hattie wear and mu mus. As people arrived they were greeted with leis and island music.

Duke Chings Duke Kaleolani Polynesian Review featuring lovely girls from Hawaii served up the entertainment with family members, he has done in the past, including his granddaughters and a cousin. Other entertainment included our very own HSC Hawaiian class dancers. The dancers made it look so easy some of the crowd volunteered to come up and give it a while.

Also served was our version of authentic luau food, minus the spam or poi. Hawaiian chicken, rice pilaf, fruit cocktail and a role, washed down with a mango-pineapple punch. The crowd remarked that it was great food and the best show theyve ever seen!

Wed like to thank all those who bought tickets and came showing their support for the center and its activities. Mahalo and see you next year!