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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 12, 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

S.O.S - Sensory Overload Syndrome


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.

The dramatic world events of recent 
weeks have found many of us glued to the 
television, internet, radio and reading the 
newspaper each day. With CNN in the 
background, NPR in the car and frequent 
visits to online sites to monitor the latest 
reports, we remain in a constant state of 
vigilance. Once we've obtained information 
on how we might help (donations, volunteering, 
etc.) and taken action, we may 
feel a bit better. Yet, for many people, the 
disasters become obsessive.

With so many things competing for our 
energies and attention, it is easy to create 
an overload. This sensory state forces the 
body to produce higher levels of stress hormones, 
particularly cortisol. Normal function 
is sacrificed to fulfill the increased hormonal 
demand. As renowned homeopath 
Dr. Ian Marsh, D.O. stated, "You're writing 
a check your body can't cover." In the long 
run, the body begins to break down.

Custody of the Mind

In the emerging science of psychoneuroimmulogy, it has been demonstrated that chronic 
stress patterns can be reduced by practicing relaxation exercises. This doesn't necessarily 
mean finding the nearest hammock; rather, we can reduce stress by changing what we focus 
on. Negative thoughts become a tool to remind us to breathe, relax, and return to the present 
moment. With so many powerful images of disaster, war, and human suffering surrounding 
us, we may find a greater need to ask ourselves what we can do about them. Then, take an 
appropriate action. If there is no action to take now, we must be able to set the negative aside 
and practice good self-stewardship.

These are difficult times; because of this, it is all the more important to take care of ourselves. 
As with the aperture of a camera, if we leave ourselves open too long, we will become 
overexposed. Perhaps we can make an agreement with ourselves to monitor the amount of 
exposure to the media we allow during the day, safeguard our space before bed, and practice 
being at peace in a world of unrest.

Have a healthy week, Dr. John 



2 cups cubed corn bread, preferably day-old 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

Coarse salt and pepper 


1/4 cup red wine vinegar 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

Salt and pepper 

3 tablespoons olive oil 


3 hearts romaine lettuce, shredded 

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken 

4 large eggs, hard-boiled and chopped 

8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced 

1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 

1/2 cup diced red onion (optional) 

1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) Monterey Jack or Cheddar, 


Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, 
toss the corn bread with the oil, and salt and pepper 
to taste, until the cubes are well coated. Spread the 
cubes on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 
turning once with a spatula, about 8 minutes. Set the 
croutons aside. Tip: Croutons can be made the day 
before and stored in a ziplock bag until ready to use.

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, 
and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle in the oil and 
continue whisking until the dressing has thickened. 
Add the lettuce to the bowl and toss to coat it with the 
dressing. Transfer the lettuce to a serving platter.

Arrange the chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, 
red onion (if using), and cheese over the lettuce. 
Season the salad with more salt and pepper, if you like. 
Serves 6 to 8.

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. 

March Birthdays

Ella Guttman, Santos Ruiz, Viky Tchatlian, 
Mary Cooper, Georgina “Snooky” Greger, 
Sun Lui, Helen Wallis

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.

DATE: April 1 & 2Time-: 9am-4pmLocations-Essick House550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA, 91024Proceeds to benefit 
Sierra Madre Woman’s Club
WISTARIA THRIFT SHOPSPRING SALEThank you for your donation, please drop off 
donation before 3 pm or Saturday when shop is opened. 
Shop is located on Sunnyside St.
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 necessary. 

 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) 355-7186. 

• 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) 355-5278. 


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. 


Tickets can now be 
purchased at:

Sierra Madre City 

Hart Park House / 

Senior Center

Sierra Madre Library

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