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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 7, 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 



• 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.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Cooling time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 75 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves; 16 servings

Some time back, a patient came in and said, "I 
am a fear-based person." At first, this seemed a 
little strange. After a while, it became clear that 
she .was simply describing herself as a person 
who was aware of her own sense of anxiety in 
unfamiliar situations. I was grateful for this information, 
and began to wonder how prevalent 
this quality is. I soon realized that most of us are 
walking around with some degree of fear over 
various things.


Recent research indicates that this propensity 
for anxiety, fear and defensiveness may be hardwired. 
The idea of being born with a certain temperament 
in not new, going back at least as far as 
written language. In today's research, we find a 
default system which channels incoming information 
through various circuits in the brain. 
Those prone to hypervigilance default through 
the amygdala, an area in the central part of the 
brain that generates an alarm response. Others 
taking in the same information might demonstrate 
more activity in the hippocampus. Think 
of a giant arena and, as people file in, some are 
directed to a twelve-round heavyweight prize 
fight, and others are directed to a philosophical lecture. Same ticket booth, different areas of activity. 
Although we know that these processes are much more complex than suggested here, we also know that 
the new research may lead to insights on how to reduce stress and inflammation leading to disease.

Some Solutions


• The body needs water to stay cool and calm. Imagine what would happen if your car had no 

• Alkaline foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables are optimal to counter inflammation, and the 
fight/flight response. 

• Reducing inflammatory influences such as caffeine, red meat, sugar, refined flour, and many preservatives 
promotes an "even keel" and calm outlook.


• Mindfulness practices incorporating intentional breathing, slow walking, and meditation reroute 
brain pathways.


• Nature, the great teacher, is ever willing to take over worries and concerns and dispose of them. 
Spend time in beautiful surroundings, taking in a peaceful environment. 

• Gardening creates a sense of harmony. Get your hands in some soil and enjoy the day. 

• Participate in a church, organization or group where you can celebrate life and enjoy a sense 
of grace and profound sharing.

Hardwired for fear? Embrace uncertainty. Go with the flow. Reshape those pathways and enjoy 
life deeply.

To your health! Dr. John


•3/4 cup butter, softened

•1-1/4 cups sugar

•3 eggs

•3 cups flour

•1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

•1/2 tsp. salt

•1/2 tsp. baking soda

•16-oz. can pears, drained, 

 reserving pear liquid

•1/3 cup lemon juice OR reserved pear liquid

•3/4 cup ground blanched almonds

•1/3 cup sugar

•2 Tbsp. reserved pear liquid

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. 


Cream butter, 1-1/4 cups sugar, and eggs until light 
and fluffy. Drain pears and puree them in a blender 
or food processor, making sure to reserve some of the 
pear liquid before pureeing. Combine flour, baking 
powder, salt, and baking soda and add alternately with 
the pureed pears and lemon juice (or 1/3 cup reserve 
pear juice). Stir in ground nuts. Spoon batter into two 
greased and floured 4x8" loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees 
for 45 to 55 minutes, or until bread is light brown and 
begins to pull away from sides of pan. 

 In small bowl combine 1/3 cup sugar and reserved 
pear liquid. Brush this glaze over loaf immediately after 
it's removed from the oven. Let stand in pan for 
10 minutes, then pour rest of glaze evenly over bread. 
Remove and cool on wire rack. 

May Birthdays

Juanita Loera, JoAnn Serrato-Chi, Barbara 
Soulanille, Joanne Anthony, Carole Axline, 
Kika Downey, Shirley Hall, Dorothy 
Murphy, Annie Scalzo, Janet Ten Eyck, Jayne 

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




Sometimes people don’t give 
themselves enough credit. 
But if you work and pay Social 
Security taxes, you’re 
earning credit for yourself 
every payday -- credit that 
will pay off later in life when 
it comes time for retirement, 
or in the event that you become 
disabled and are unable 
to work; credit that can 
help your family if you die 
early and need to provide for 
those who depend on you.

You qualify for Social Security 
benefits by earning Social 
Security credits when 
you work in a job or are 
self-employed and pay Social 
Security payroll taxes. In 
2011, you receive one credit 
for each $1,120 of earnings, 
up to the maximum of four 
credits per year. Most people 
need 10 years of work (40 
credits) to be eligible for retirement 

The number of credits needed 
for disability 
benefits depends 
on how old you are 
when you become disabled. 
For example, if you become 
disabled before age 24, you 
generally need 1 1/2 years of 
work (six credits) in the three 
years before you became disabled. 
At age 31 or older, you 
generally need at least 20 
credits in the 10 years immediately 
before you became 

In most cases, about 10 
years of work is needed for a 
worker’s family to qualify for 
survivors benefits. Survivors 
of very young workers may 
be eligible if the deceased 
worker was employed for 1••• 
years during the three years 
before his or her death. 

You can find a detailed chart 
that shows exactly how many 
credits you would need in 
the online publication, How 
You Earn Credits, available 
at www.socialsecurity.
gov/pubs/10072.html. You 
also may want to read Understanding 
the Benefits 
for more information about 
Social Security and how it 
works. You can find it online 

Next time you feel like someone 
else is taking credit for 
your hard work, just remember 
that your hard work is 
earning you credit in ways 
you probably don’t even 
think about — Social Security 



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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