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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 23, 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

My Personal Favorites: 10 Drug Free Pain Treatments


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.


Let’s face it: When we are in pain, the 
biggest concern is how soon we can get out of 
it. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, 
resolution occurs in a relatively short amount of 
time. If pain persists, we may take an over-the-
counter medication; if that doesn’t do the trick, 
we make an appointment to see our health care 
practitioner. In all cases, the objective is to 
reduce inflammation and return the body to a 
pain-free state. With that in mind, here are ten 
of my most used, most effective tools:

1. Ice the area of involvement. In the case of 
low back pain, 20 minutes each hour. For use 
in other areas, 15 minutes each hour. 

2. Water. Got H2O? 

3. Chiropractic manipulation. 

4. Homeopathic remedy from BHI-Heel called 
Traumeel. This comes as a gel or a tablet. Use 
as directed on the label. 

5. Eliminate the most common inflammatory 
influences: sugar, coffee, alcohol, gluten, dairy, 
corn sweeteners, and exposure to chemicals (paint, carpets, molds, etc.) 

6. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that also helps brain function. It can be purchased in capsule 
form at health food stores. 

7. Fish oils (EPA DHA). 

8. Biofreeze topical gel, available at the Phoenix Pharmacy in Pasadena. 

9. Relaxation and deep breathing practices reduce inflammation and redirect pain pathways. 

10. Meridian-based therapies, such as acupressure, restore energetic flow in the body.

As you can see, most of these are self-help procedures, pointing out once again that, given the right 
support, the body will move from a state of agitation to one of harmony. If further assistance is needed, 
low impact, non-invasive forms of therapy may be tried next.

Have a healthy week! Dr. John

For the Crust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), 
plus more for handling dough 

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 

 small pieces 

1/3 cup sugar 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

For the Filling

1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 

1/4 cup sugar 

1 1/2 to 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and halved 

1/4 cup seedless red currant jelly 


Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food 
processor, blend flour, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt until 
moist crumbs form (this may take up to 1 minute). Transfer 
dough to a 9-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom.

With floured fingers, press dough evenly into pan and up 
sides. Dip a dry-measuring cup in flour, and use it to press 
dough firmly into bottom and against sides of pan. Freeze 
crust until firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

Using a fork, prick crust all over. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 
minutes, pressing down gently once or twice with a spoon 
during baking if crust puffs up. Cool completely in pan.

Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 
remaining 1/4 cup sugar until smooth; spread mixture 
evenly in bottom of baked crust (still in tart pan).

Starting from outside edge, arrange strawberry halves, 
stemmed side down, in tight concentric circles on cream 

In a small saucepan, heat jelly on medium-low until liquefied. 
Gently brush strawberries with jelly; let set at least 20 
minutes. Chill in pan at least 1 hour (and up to 6 hours); 
remove from pan just before serving.

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





9th Annual Pasadena Conference on Aging: Your 
Health, Your Finances, Your Life

AARP California, Kaiser Permanente, the Pasadena Senior Commission and the Pasadena Senior 
Center are collaborating to provide older adults –from boomers to retirees-- with practical information 
and resources that will guide them in planning for the future and give them a new outlook on 

FREE health screenings from AARP/Walgreens Wellness Bus and local health providers, as well as 
workshops on:


• 50 Ways to Love Your Money (financial advice)

• Power of Promoting Yourself at 50+ (career advice)

• Caregiving (caregiver education)

• Brain Fitness

• Zumba, Tai Chi, Chair Aerobics (physical fitness)


Participants will also be encouraged to get free health screenings provided by the AARP/Walgreens 
Bus Tour. The Wellness Tour will offer six free health tests, for a total value of over $100 including: 
cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels and waist circumference.

Workshops will be provided in Spanish and other languages. Exhibitors will be on-site with literature 
for attendees.

 Thursday, April 21, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena

 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena


Free to the public, including continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 1-877-926-8300 or 
online at


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



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

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