Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 23, 2018 



From July 16th though August 10th, the YWCA Pasadena-
Foothill Valley will hold its Girls Rise Leadership Camp. 
This unique, all-girls summer camp will be based at the 
YWCA Pasadena offices, located at 50 N. Hill Ave, Suite 
301, Pasadena, CA 91106, and will run Monday through 
Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

 This exciting summer program emphasizes girls 
empowerment through workshops and team-building 
exercises, along with technology and art projects. The 
camp teaches life skills such as healthy relationships, 
nutrition, self-defense, and physical fitness. Summer 
camp also incorporates the value of culture through 
workshops and field trips to the Huntington Library 
& Gardens, Olvera Street, and Griffith Observatory. 
Additionally, this camp helps girls prepare for the future 
with diverse female guest speakers, tours of Caltech, 
Cal Poly Pomona, and Pasadena City College, as well as 
learning entrepreneurship and civic engagement. 

 The YWCA Pasadena also partners with the 
Huntington Library and Gardens to bring camp 
girls into the Huntington to explore art created by 
female artists, learn plant science, participate in art 
workshops and lessons in the gardens, and learn about 

 Registration for Girls Rise Summer Camp is $750 for a 
full four week session, or $200 per individual week. Camp 
registration forms can be found at the YWCA Pasadena-
Foothill Valley’s website: For 
more info or questions about Girls Rise Leadership 
Camp, or to volunteer, please call 626-296-8433 or email 
Jomie Liu at 

 Girls Rise Leadership Camp is supported in part with 
funds received from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Carl Parke 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay Lewis

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon





HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …June Birthdays*

Joanne Thrane, Nellie Haynes, Dorothy McKay, Theresa Daley, Donna Doss, 
Mary Carney, Carol Handley, Marilyn McKernan, Pat Fujiwara, John Shier, Beth 
Smith-Kellock, Ann Disbrow, Joan Ellison, Anne Montgomery, Trini Ornelas, 
Martha Spriggs, Pat Starkey, Kathleen Coyne, Suzanne Decker, Jacque Persing, 
Jeanne Peterson and Grace Sanders

 * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required

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 the class with 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. Activity 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: Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for Scattergories, a creative 
thinking game by naming objects within a set of categories; or Jenga, a block-building challenge that 
keeps you stacking and balancing your tower. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is needed. What 
a great way to strengthen your brain and make new friends. Games facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, April 18th from 10:30am to Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is 
available for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Injury. Please 
call Hart Park House for an appointment, 626-355-7394. 

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

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:00a.m. to 11:45a.m. with Paul Hagen. Classes include 
Yoga and balance exercises. All ability levels are encouraged and welcomed!

* A voluntary donation of $5.00 per week is suggested but not required.

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

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays from 12:45p.m. to 1:30p.m. with Lisa Brandley. This 
energetic class utilizes light weights, low impact resistance training and body conditioning. Class 
equipment is provided. 

Tax Assistance: Every Wednesday beginning on February 7th through April 11th from 1:00p.m. 
to 2:00p.m ...Don Brunner is available for income tax consultation... 
**Appointments are required by calling the Hart Park House Office 626-355-7394**

 ** Call Community Services Department for details about the “Ear to Ear Program” returning in 
2018** 626 - 355 - 5278

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help seniors 
with vision loss? My husband, who’s 76, has macular 
degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can’t 
do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become 
very discouraged.

Looking for Help

Dear Looking,

Unfortunately, there are around 15 million Americans, 
like your husband, living with macular degeneration 
today. Over time, this progressive disease can rob 
people of their central vision, making everyday tasks 
like driving a car, reading the newspaper or watching 
television extremely challenging. Here are some 
resources that can help. 

Low Vision Help

The best place to get help living and coping with 
macular degeneration is at a vision rehabilitation 
agency or clinic. Typically run by state or nonprofit 
organizations, or private eye care clinics, there are 
more than 1,500 of these services scattered across the 
country that help people who are living with all types 
of uncorrectable vision impairments. Most state and 
nonprofit vision rehabilitation services are free or low-
cost, while private clinics typically charge a fee or may 
accept Medicare. 

 While vision rehabilitation does not restore lost sight, 
it does help people maximize their existing sight, or, if 
they have no vision, it can equip them with techniques 
and tools to help them maintain an independent 

 Services include counseling, along with training on 
how to perform daily living tasks with low vision, and 
how to use visual and adaptive devices and assistive 
technologies that can help improve quality of life. 

 They also offer guidance for adapting your home 
that will make it safer and easier for your husband to 
maneuver, and can help him locate low-vision support 
groups. Some agencies will even send their specialist 
out to work with him in the comfort of your own home. 

 To find a vision rehabilitation service in your area, 
call the American Foundation for the Blind referral line 
at 800-232-5463 or visit 
Or, if you use a smartphone or tablet, download their 
VisionConnect app (see, 
which connects you to all types of low-vision resources 
in your area. 

 If, however, you don’t live near a vision rehabilitation 
service, you can also get help from an occupational 
therapist (OT), who can provide low vision training in 
your home. Medicare, if prescribed by your eye doctor 
or healthcare provider, covers this. 

Online Help 

Another convenient place to find help for your husband 
is online at This free website, created 
by the American Foundation for the Blind and the 
Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, is 
designed to help older adults who are losing their sight. 

 It provides information on eye conditions, along with 
dozens of practical tips and instructional videos on 
living with vision loss, including concepts for adapting 
your home to make it easier to navigate, techniques for 
traveling safely outside the home, and various tips on 
how to manage things like finances, medications, and 
other tasks like cooking, cleaning, grooming, reading, 
writing and more. 

 It also offers a comprehensive list of low vision 
products and technologies that can help your husband 
stay active and independent, including product reviews 
that are published in their online magazine called 
AccessWorld that you can access at

Other Resources

Some other good resources that can help include: the 
Hadley Institute (, 800-323-4238), which 
offers dozens of free online instructional videos to help 
the blind or visually impaired live independently. Ears 
for Eyes (, 800-843-6816) that provides 
free audio lessons that teach low-vision adaptive 
daily living skills. And Living Well with Low Vision 
(, 800-331-2020), 
which offers up-to-date information and free materials 
for people living with sever vision impairment.

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

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