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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.


Featured Class


Featured Activity

We have brought back a new exercise class to the center, Zumba. Zumba is a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity set to interval-style, calorie-burning Latin and World dance moves. For those who see the words \"high-intensity.\" Fear not. This class is \"Simply Zumba for Seniors\", similar to Zumba Gold.

This class will be tailored towards active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity. The instructor is Faith Knox, a certified Zumba instructor, who says the class will consist of toning, cardio, and some resistance.

Class start in November, every Thursday starting at 11:00am. Be sure to bring some water, a towel, and wear comfortable clothing and good shoes. Classes are free but donations will be gladly accepted.