Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 23, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:10




Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 23, 2017 




HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….September Birthdays

Clem Bartolai, Pat Hall, Donna Anderson, Teresa Chaure, Cathy Gunther, Esther Macias, 
Sheila Pierce, Nancy Sue Shollenberger, Yvonne Osti, Patti O’Meara, Judie Cimino, Mary 
Steinberg, Geri Wright, Parvin Dabiri, Denise Reistetter and Nehama Warner. 

* To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 626.355.2737. YEAR of 
birth not required but you must be over 60.

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



Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance Class: Every Tuesday morning from 10a.m. to 
11a.m. Join instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the art of Hula.

Bingo Time: Every Tuesday beginning at 1:00p.m. Cards are only $0.25 each! 
Everyone is welcome to join. May be canceled if less than five people.

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 11a.m. to 12p.m. No appt. is necessary.

Brain Games - *New Activity*: Join us on Thursday July 20th, at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for 
Scattergories. A creative thinking game by naming objects within a set of categories. Everyone is 
welcome, no experience needed. Great way to strengthen your brain and make new friends. Activities 
are facilitated by Senior Volunteers.

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, August 16th from 10:30a.m. to Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson 
is available for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Injury. 
Appointments are required by calling 626-355-7394.

Senior Club: Meets every Saturday at the Hart Park House Senior Center. Brown Bag Lunch at 

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:00 to 11:45a.m. with Paul Hagen. 3rd Mondays of each 
month, a variety of balance exercises are practiced.All ability levels are encouraged and welcomed!

*A suggested donation of $5 at one of the classes is requested, but is not required.

Case Management: Case Management Services are provided by the YWCA and offer assistance in 
a variety of areas. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling the Hart Park House 
Office at 626-355-7394.

Birthday Celebrations: Every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Hart Park House, share some free 
birthday cake provided by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.

Game Day: Every Thursday starting at 12:00p.m. Come join this group of Seniors in their poker game. 
Other games are offered to all.

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays from 12:45p.m. to 1:30p.m. with Lisa Brandley. This energetic 
class utilizes light weights for low impact resistance and training conditioning. All class materials are 



RILEY'S at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen

Date: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: 10:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Cost: $40.00 (including Lunch)

Enjoy the scenic beauty and breathe in the crisp, clean mountain air while 
enjoying your country meal at the oldest and largest ranch in Oak Glen. Lunch includes slow roasted Tri-
Tip and BBQ chicken, potato salad, biscuit with apple butter, and a slice of apple pie or crisp for dessert. 
Entertainment by Riley’s Mountaineers singing some of your favorites from bygone times. After your lunch, 
enjoy a 20 minute tour of the historic 1906 Packing House. The Farm Store will be open for shopping. Level 
of Walking: Low–Medium; Please call us at the Hart Park House for reservations at (626) 355-7394.


September 20th at 1:00p.m.

Fences (2016)

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in the 1950’s. He dreamed 
of becoming a professional baseball player but was too old when the major leagues began admitting 
black athletes. He creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s chance to meet a 
College Football Recruiter. Rated PG13; Run time 2h. 19m.


If you have any questions on your health plans,

please come to the Insurance Resource Table at the 
Hart Park House on Monday, September 11th from 
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. A licensed representative 
will be available. As a Medicare beneficiary, you 
have from October 15 to December 7, 2017, to

review your coverage and make any changes for

2018. New coverage for changes made during the

open enrollment begins January 1, 2018.

Dear Savvy Senior,

What exercises are best suited for seniors with 
arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, 
hip and knee and have read that exercises can help 
ease the pain and stiffness, but I don’t know where 
to start, and I certainly don’t want to aggravate it.

Stiff and Achy

Dear Stiff,

Many people who have arthritis believe that 
exercise will worsen their condition, but that’s not 
true. Exercise is actually one of the best treatments 
for osteoarthritis.

 Proper and careful exercises can help reduce 
joint pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles 
around the joints and increase flexibility. It also 
helps manage other chronic conditions that are 
common among seniors with arthritis, such as 
diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Here are some 
tips to help you get started.

Recommended Exercises

 Determining exactly which types of exercises 
that are best for you depends on the form and 
severity of your arthritis, and which joints are 
involved. It’s best to work with your doctor 
or a physical therapist to help you develop a 
personalized exercise program. The different types 
of exercises that are most often recommended to 
seniors with arthritis include: 

 Range-of-motion exercises: These are gentle 
stretching exercises that can relieve stiffness as 
well as improve your ability to move your joints 
through their normal range of motion. These 
exercises should be done daily.

 Strengthening exercise: Calisthenics, weight 
training and working with resistance bands are 
recommended (two or more days a week) to 
maintain and improve your muscle strength, 
which helps support and protect your joints.

 Aerobic exercises: Low-impact activities like 
walking, cycling, swimming or water aerobics 
are all recommended three to five times per week 
to help improve cardiovascular health, control 
weight, and improve your overall function.

 It’s also important to keep in mind that when 
you first start exercising, you need 

 To help you manage your pain start by warming 
up with some simple stretches or range of motion 
exercises for five to 10 minutes before you move 
on to strengthening or aerobic exercises. Another 
tip is to apply heat to the joints you’ll be working 
before you exercise, and use cold packs after 
exercising to reduce inflammation.

 If you’re experiencing a lot of pain while you 
exercise, you may need to modify the frequency, 
duration, or intensity of your exercises until the 
pain improves. Or you may need to try a different 
activity, for example, switching from walking to 
water aerobics. But it you’re having severe, sharp 
or constant pain, or large increases in swelling or 
your joints feel hot or red, you need to stop and see 
your doctor.

Exercising Aids

To help you exercise at home, the Arthritis 
Foundation offers a variety of free online videos 
videos) to guide you through a variety of 
exercises. Or there are arthritis exercise DVDs you 
can purchase for a few dollars through Collage 
Video (, 800-819-7111) or the 
Arthritis Foundation Store (

Also see (or call 800-222-
2225), a National Institute on Aging resource that 
offers a free exercise guide that provides illustrated 
examples of different exercises.

 If you need some motivation or don’t like 
exercising alone, ask your doctor about exercise 
programs in your area for people with arthritis. 
Hospitals and clinics sometimes offer special 
programs, as do local health clubs and senior 

 The Arthritis Foundation also conducts exercise 
and aquatic programs for people with arthritis in 
many communities throughout the U.S. Contact 
your local branch (see, 
or call 800-283-7800 for contact information) to 
find out what may be available near you.

 Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. 
Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.
org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today 
show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

LUNCH AND LEARN - Transit 101 Class 
Wednesday, September 27th 12:15p.m. – 1:00p.m. 
at the Hart Park House If you haven’t used public 
transportation before or it’s been a long time 
since you tried and you don’t know where to start, 
THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU! No need to stress 
over mobility or other limitations - Feel confident 
enough to go out on your own! Come join us for 
this FREE Transit Training Class

-Please call the Hart Park House at 626-355-7394.
make a reservation-


Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: