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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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Who says you can\'t teach an old dog new tricks! 30 of our seniors signed up for a class that would show them how to use their tablets and smartphones. As technology grows by leaps and bounds these days, things designed to make our lives easier, can be difficult to learn how to use. However, thanks to our friends from AT&T, Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, and their staff members, they made it easy for our seniors.

The instructors brought in Ipads for each student to use and learn on. If someone brought in their own android based equipment, the teacher and helpers were more than ready to show them how to use that as well.

We hope to be able to have another class soon, as one cant really master this stuff in a few hours. It takes lots of practice, and the web is perfect for that!