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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 2, 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


Roast Chicken with 
Cinnamon, Apricots & 
Apples - Especially for Passover

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 



• 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 

• 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 

• 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 exercise. 


• 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 April 8th & 22nd

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.

There is an article in the L.A. Times of April 
4th on the complex nature of low back pain. 
This piece describes the difficulty that doctors 
address when presented with this condition. 
Low back episodes are difficult to resolve in 
many cases, and it can be virtually impossible 
to pinpoint what may be causing the problem in 
the first place. The good news? Most low back 
problems resolve with time. The bad news? 
The amount of time the patient may be in pain.

 The article goes on to describe various 
high-tech diagnostic procedures along with 
some helpful ideas regarding care. Surgery is 
described as being useful for some conditions, 
but not as a first line treatment. Conservative 
care, including injection therapy and radio 
frequency lesioning, is also mentioned.

The Reality of Low Back Pain

 Normally, an episode of back pain is mild 
and will resolve itself in a day or two with ice 
and a few painkillers or muscle relaxants. But, 
for 80% of the population, this episode may be 
more troubling and less likely to go away. At 
this point, some degree of anxiety can set in. What to do? What's wrong with me? Do I have a slipped 
disc? Will I need surgery? Why won't this just go away? I've never had anything like this before!

 We may schedule a visit to the doctor in order to find out what is wrong and get some relief. 
Hopefully, we will get the results we expect, but frequently with low back involvement, we do not. The 
reality of low back pain is that it can be hard to manage.

What We Need to Know 

 The most important thing to know is that the pain will go away. That said, it is equally important 
to work with practitioners who understand the process of low back management. In a recent article 
in the medical journal, SPINE MAGAZINE (December 2010), it was reported that chiropractic care 
for acute mechanical low back pain delivered the most effective results. For patients, this (and several 
other studies) demonstrates that not only is chiropractic scientifically validated, but the practitioner 
can be trusted to know how to treat the condition effectively.

 Knowledge, compassion, and effective care are essential in the resolution of low back pain. 
Chiropractors are uniquely suited to deliver.

Have a great week! Dr. John


Roasting Chicken, thoroughly cleaned and cut 
into 8ths 

Salt, pepper and cinnamon 

Dried apricots, cut 

Cooking apples, sliced but not peeled


Spray bottom of roasting pan with passover non 
stick spray.

Place cut up apricots and apples on bottom of 

Rub chicken with mixture of salt, pepper and 

Place chicken on top of apricots and apples.

Cover TIGHTLY and slow cook at 300 degrees 
until done (approx. 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.) 

It is a good idea to check every 15 minutes and 
baste when necessary. 

Remember, there are no specific measurements in this 
recipe. Use as many apples and apricots that you wish. 
If you find that the apples do not provide enough liquid, 
you can add a bit of apple juice to pan. 

Enjoy and Happy Pesach! Elka Birnbaum, Toronto

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. 

April Birthdays

Freda Bernard, Beth Copti, Terri 
Cummings, Marilyn Diaz, Virginia Elliott, 

Virginia Elliott, Elma Flores, Julia 
Gottesman, Betty Jo Gregg, Barbara 
Lampman, Betty Mackie, Elizabeth 
Rasmussen, Maria Reyes, Anne Schryver, 
Dorothy White, Blanca Martinez, Lillian Snyder, 

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.


SATURDAY, MAY 7th— The Ramona 
Pageant. Join us as we take a deluxe coach 
bus to Hemet to see one of the nation’s 
longest running outdoor dramas (88 years 
old) - 10:30 am to 7 pm

Cost per person is $53 - which includes 
transportation, driver’s tip, lower level 
seats, a BBQ lunch, a souvenir program 
and a comfy seat cushion. This is an outdoor 
venue so you are encouraged to dress 
inlayers, wear comfortable walking shoes 
and to wear a shade hat. limited to the 
first 20 people so please register as soon as 

PLEASE NOTE: The pick-up location for 
this excursion will be the Sierra Madre 
Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., due to a special event at Memorial 
Park on this day.

To register for the excursion, please visit 
the Senior Center or go online to www.

Save the Date: FRIDAY, JULY 8th —The 
Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach. 
Registration will open online and at the Senior 
Center starting May 1st




 You’ve probably been on the 
web, and it’s likely that you’ve 
attended a seminar. But have 
you ever attended a “webinar?” 
We recommend that you do.

 Social Security offers a selection 
of webinars at www. 
You’re invited to attend any of 
them, anytime. Class is always 
in session — past webinars are 
available for you to view at any 
time. The information can be 
valuable, but the cost is free.

 There are webinars on benefits 
for wounded warriors, applying 
for retirement online, extra 
help with Medicare prescription 
drug costs, and more.


The two recent webinars on the 
page are on timely topics.

 How Some Public Employee or 
Teacher Pensions May Affect 
Social Security Benefits. In this 
webinar, we walk you through 
how the Windfall Elimination 
Provision (WEP) and Government 
Pension Offset (GPO) 
may affect Social Security benefits 
of workers whose employers 
do not withhold Social Security 
taxes from their salary, such as 
some school systems and some 
local, State and Federal government 

 Ticket to Work. Do you receive 
Supplemental Security Income 
(SSI) or Social Security Disability 
Insurance (SSDI) benefits? 
Thousands of SSI and SSDI 
beneficiaries have learned how 
to stay in control of their benefits 
while enriching their lives 
through employment. You can 
join them by participating in 
a 90-minute Work Incentive 
Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar 
to learn about available incentives, 
including those offered 
through the Ticket to Work 

 If you visit www.socialsecurity.
gov/webinars, you’ll find all of 
the webinars instantly accessible. 
Any upcoming webinars 
will be at the top of the page 
with information on the date, 
time, and how to register to 
participate in the webinar live. 
Once the webinar has taken 
place, it will be available for 
anyone to revisit as a resource.


 Hit the virtual classroom with a 
Social Security webinar. Classes 
begin at



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. 

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 


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