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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 26, 2011 



Today’s Subject: 

Recipe of the Week:



Unless listed differently, all activities are at the 
Hart Memorial Park (Senior Center) 222 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre


Lunch Program: Monday- Friday at the 
Intervale Café -12:00 Noon-Call (626) 
355-0256 to make your daily reservation. 
Suggested donation $2.00 for seniors (60+) 
and $3.75 for visitors.


Monday: City Hall & Hart Park House/
Senior Center Closed on February 21 

• 12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café: Come enjoy 
a hot meal with others. Donation for seniors 
(60+) of $2.00; visitors $3.75. Please call 355-
0256 to make your daily reservation. 

• 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm: Strength training with 
Lisa Brandley. FREE class of stretching with 
light hand weights while you sit. 


• 2nd Tuesday of each month FREE blood 
pressure checks by Methodist Hospital; 11 am 
to 12 noon 

• 12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily 
reservations needed 355-0256 

• 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: BINGO; cards are only 
25 cents each so stop by & play 

• 5:30 pm to 7 pm: Yoga; $7.00 - 50 & over. 
Please call 355-5278 for more information 


• 11 –11:45 am: Balance Class with Teryl. 
FREE class designed to improve balance & 
refresh the joints 

• 12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily 
reservations needed 355-0256 

• Free Income Tax assistance - 1 pm to 2 pm. 
For an appointment, please call 355-7394 

• 2nd Wednesday of the month: FREE Legal 
Consultations: 10-11:30 am. Appointments 
call 355-7394 

• Wii Wednesday - 1:00 pm or call the senior 
desk at 355-7394 to arrange another time 
& day to learn how to play. No previous 
experience or skills required and it is great 


• 12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily 
reservations needed 355-0256 

• 1:00 to 3:30 pm: Game Day. Join us for Poker 
with Bridge on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays; so 
please call for more information. 

• 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Yoga; $7.00 - 50 & over. 
Please call 355-52 

Friday: City Hall Closed on February 11 & 25 

12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily 
reservations needed 355-0256 


11:30 am: Senior Club brown bag lunch and 
BINGO at 12:30 pm. The Senior Club always 
welcomes new members ($5 membership 
dues per year) so please stop by to learn more.


1 1/2 lbs ground round beef 

1 onion chopped 

1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas 

1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones) 

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick) 

1/2 cup beef broth 

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice


Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until 
tender (about 20 minutes). 

2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons 
butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.

3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium 
heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add 
them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in 
with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end 
of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has 
initially cooked.

4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. 
Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add 
half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over 
low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as 
necessary to keep moist.

5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, 
season to taste.

6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute 
mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that 
there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use 
the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown 
(about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if 
necessary to brown. Serves four.

On May 28th at 7:30 a.m., three hundred hardy 
souls will take their first steps toaward the 
switchbacks, inclines and fall-offs that make up 
the Mount Wilson Trail Race. After 4.3 miles, 
they will turn around and start back down, 
and depending on how well those quads are 
functioning, arrive at Kersting Court none the 
worse for wear. Or will they?

Oxidative Stress

The heroic, irresistible attraction of doing the 
race is indisputable. How many of us have 
said over the years, “I’m going to run that 
race someday,” or have made it a yearly rite of 
passage? We do it because it’s there ~ there 
will come a time when the mountain is still 
standing but we won’t be. There are a few 
things to consider, however; not the least of 
which is the production of free radicals due to 
strenuous demands placed on the body. With 
the stress and strain of training and running the 
race, we are exposed to metabolic byproducts 
of muscle and organ activity. As a result of 
this combustion, there are much higher than 
normal amounts of damaging chemicals. These 
substances can tear at cells, lodge in fatty cell membranes and promote widespread inflammation and 
degeneration. What starts out to be a quest for better health and a stronger body can, instead, cause long 
term damage to vital organs and systems. This impact may not be apparent at the time, but numerous 
clinical trials attest to the fact that these changes occur.

Some Simple Precautions

The key to managing oxidative stress is the presence of antioxidant compounds in the system. Whole 
foods, of course, provide these and the supplementation of Vitamins A, C, and E has been shown to 
reduce the scavenging effects of free radicals. 

Some of the powdered red and green drinks also contain high levels of antioxidants. A glass of green tea 
or a glass of powdered fruit/vegetable drink after a workout will reduce the concentration of free radicals 
as well.

Closing Thoughts

The race is sold out! Everyone is going to have a high old time! Antioxidants rule! Check it out under 
“antioxidants” on google. To your health! Dr. John

Dr. John Talevich, D.C. has practiced in Sierra Madre 
for thirty years. His clinic, LifeWorks! Chiropractic, 
offers patient-specific approaches to the alleviation of 
pain and individually tailored wellness programs. 

February Birthdays

Aliye “Allie” Atay, Ursula El-Tawansy, Susan 
Henderson, Sylvia Lorhan, Ann Luke, Janet 
“Jan” O’Day, Hilda Pittman, Ana Ptasinski, Jannene 
“Jan” Reed, Winifred Swanson, Lorraine Bush

John M. Talevich, D.C. 

CHIROPRACTIC: Simple, Elegant, Effective

31 S. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024



Meals are delivered to home-bound 
seniors by volunteer drivers through the 
YWCA Intervale Lunch Program M-F 
(with frozen meals for the weekend.) Call the YWCA 
at (626) 214-9460 or Darlene Traxler at (626) 355-
0256 for more information.



Do you find it hard to obtain health insurance due to pre-existing conditions? You may be eligible 
for the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan — a program for people who have a pre-existing 
medical condition and have been without health insurance coverage for at least six months.

 People with pre-existing conditions face daunting challenges — and high costs — when they shop 
for health insurance. This new plan covers physician and hospital services and prescription drugs. 
Premiums vary by state. Annual out-of-pocket expenses for enrollees are capped.

 Details about the program and how to apply may vary depending on what State you live in. In some 
states, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the help of the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center, will run the Pre-
Existing Condition Insurance Plan; other States have asked to run the program themselves. 

 Regardless of which State you live in, to qualify for the program you must be a U.S. citizen or legal 
resident, and you must have been uninsured for at least six months. In addition, you must have a pre-
existing condition or have been denied insurance coverage because of a medical condition.

 For more information, call the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan toll-free at 1-866-717-5826 
(TTY 1-866-561-1604) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Or visit 
and select “Find Your State” to learn about eligibility and how to apply. 

 Social Security Administration

104 N. Mentor Ave.Pasadena CA 91106


Sponsor Bingo Prize

Pasadena Highlands, an independent 
and assisted living 
community, is proud to provide 
a special gift basket on the first 
Tuesday of each month. Accredited 
In-Home nursing care will 
provide a special prize on the 4th 
Tuesday of each month. Bingo 
takes place every Tuesday at 1:30 
pm in the Hart Park House / Senior 
Center in Memorial Park. 
The game begins at 1:30 pm but 
those wishing to play must arrive 
10 minutes before to secure 
your Bingo cards. Join us on 
the 1st & 4th Tuesday of each 
month for your chance to win 
these special prizes. 



Please contact Darlene Traxler at 

626.355.6220 or (626) 355-0256.


Don Brunner will be volunteering his time once 
again to assist seniors with filing their 2010 tax 
return. The service is free but appointments are 

 Every Wednesday - February 9th to April 6th 
1 pm to 2 pm Hart Park House / Senior Center, 
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre (in 
Memorial Park). Please call the Senior Desk at 
(626) 355-7394 to make an appointment. 


 The Sierra Madre Library is offering a new program to homebound persons in Sierra Madre called “Titles 
To Go” - Where volunteers bring the library to you! For more information, please call Ana Valencia at (626) 

• Sierra Madre Aquatic Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., will be open for spring lap swimmers & walkers starting 
March 14 through June 12. Hours: 12 noon to 2 pm (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday) and 
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Tuesday & Wednesday). Cost is $100 per person for a spring pass (no daily admission). 
This is a great opportunity for low impact exercise in a heated pool. For more information, please call (626) 

• The Community & Personnel Services Department and Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is excited 
to take part in a senior outreach partnership with Royal Oaks Retirement Community and St. Rita Senior 
Ministry. This partnership will reach out to all seniors of Sierra Madre and nearby communities who would like 
to attend any and all functions. The first FREE event will take place on: Sunday, February 27th at St. Rita Parish-
O’Malley Hall, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre 1:30 – 2:00 Meet, Greet & Light Refreshments 2:00 pm to 3:00 
pm - Steven C. Castle, M.D. “Aging Gracefully: The Medical Perspective” 

Dr. Castle is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine at UCLA 
and Division Chief of Geriatrics at the VA of Greater Los Angeles. 


Tickets can now be purchased 

Sierra Madre City Hall

Hart Park House / 

Senior Center

Sierra Madre Library


Join the Senior Community Commission 
at the Sierra Madre Hart 
Park House / Senior Center for 
a FREE presentation. Lunch is 
available for a $2 donation by calling 
(626) 355-0256 by 12 noon the 
day before. 

Wednesday, February 23rd - Join 
Sierra Madre Library’s archivist, 
Debbie Henderson, as she gives 
a special presentation on Sierra 
Madre - Then & Now! 

Lunch begins at 12 noon & the 
presentation will start at 12:20 pm

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Save the Date


Next class: February 23 & 24 

9 am to 1 pm both days. 

$12 for AARP Members / $14 for 

Please call the Senior Desk at (626) 355-7394 to 
register in advance or for more information.


Saturday, March 12th 

9 am to 4 pm; $25 

We are using a NEW boat 

company & the excursion will be narrated by 
an Aquarium of the Pacific staff member.

*All meals also include low fat milk, whole grain roll with margarine and dessert (fresh fruit or pie). Also, on 
the 2nd Tuesday of the month the Café hosts a special “Birthdays of the Month” party with cake & ice cream.