Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 21, 2018

MVNews this week:  Page A:9



Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 21, 2018 




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


2018 Scholarship Winners (L-R) Alena DeVaughn (by her mother), Evelyn Segura (Journey House), Sara 
Day (La Salle), Natali Sigliano (Alverno) and Alexander Weitzel (La Salle). Noel Villalobos and Zoe Zawol 
(Pasadena HS) were absent due to testing.

On May 23 GFWC Sierra Madre Woman’s Club 
proudly presented to its seven academic scholarship 
winners certificates of Achievement. Each winner’s 
award was then sent to the university of the winner’s 

 GFWC / CFWC Sierra Madre Woman’s Club 
annually donates between $12,000 and $20,000 to its 
25 area charities, funds seven academic scholarships, 
and supports GFWC’s San Gabriel Valley District 
for its writing, art, music and scholarship awards. 
SMWC also maintains its architecturally notable 
1914 craftsman-style clubhouse, thus contributing 
to Sierra Madre’s ambiance. SMWC’s volunteers 
run its most important fundraiser, the Wistaria 
Thrift Shop, open September through May. Club 
memers meet 1st Wednesdays at 6:30 pm year 
round, and 2nd Wednesdays at 1 pm October thru 
May. Call 626-355-6225 for more information.





HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….July Birthdays

Nina Bartolai, Mary Lou Caldwell, Louise Neiby, Betty Hansen, Christine 
Durfort, Shahrzad Azrani, Jeanne Borgedahl, Janet Cox, Dorothy Montgomery, 
Bess Pancoska, Janet Swanson, Linda Thunes, Barbara Watson, Pat Alcorn, 
Karma Bell, Alice Clark, Dorothy Jerneycic, and Betty Dos Remedios

 * 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,

I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of 
seniors each year, and we’ve have found that patients 
that come prepared when they visit our doctors are 
much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can 
you write a column educating patients on how to 
prepare for doctor’s appointments? 

Healthcare Helper


Dear Helper,

There’s no doubt about it. Studies have shown 
that patients who help their doctors by providing 
important health information and preparing 
themselves for appointments tend to get better care 
than patients who don’t. Here are some simple things 
we can all do to help maximize our next visit to the 

Before Appointments

Gathering your health information and getting 
organized before your appointment are the key 
steps to ensuring a productive meeting with your 
doctor. This is especially important if you’re seeing 
multiple doctors or are meeting with a new physician. 
Specifically, you need to: 

 Get your test results: If you’re seeing a new doctor 
for the first time, make sure he or she has copies of 
your latest X-ray, MRI or any other test or lab results 
you’ve recently had, including reports from other 
doctors that you’ve seen. In most cases, you’ll need 
to do the leg work yourself which may only require 
a phone call to your previous doctor asking them to 
send it, or you may need to go pick it up and take it 

 List your medications: Make a list of all the 
medications you’re taking including prescription 
and over-the-counter drugs, supplements and herbs, 
along with the dosages and take it with you to your 
appointment. Or, just put all your pill bottles in a bag 
so you can take them with you.

 Know your health history: Being able to talk to 
your doctor about any previous medical problems 
and procedures, even if they’re not the reason you are 
going to the doctor this time, can make an office visit 
much more efficient. Write it down if it’s complicated. 
Genetics matter too, so knowing your family’s health 
history can also be helpful.

 Prepare a list of questions: Make a written list of 
the top three or four issues you want to discuss with 
your doctor. Since most appointments last around 
15 to 20 minutes, this can help you stay on track and 
ensure you address your most pressing concerns first. 
If you’re in for a diagnostic visit, you should prepare a 
detailed description of your symptoms.

During Appointments

The best advice when you meet with your doctor is to 
speak up and get to the point. So right away, concisely 
explain why you’re there. Don’t wait to be asked. 
Be direct, honest and as specific when recounting 
your symptoms or expressing your concerns. Many 
patients are reluctant or embarrassed to talk about 
their symptoms, which makes the doctor’s job a lot 
harder to do. It’s also a good idea to bringing along a 
family member or friend to your appointment. They 
can help you ask questions, listen to what the doctor 
is telling you and give you support. 

 Also consider taking some notes or ask the doctor 
if you can record the session for later review. If you 
don’t understand what the doctor is telling you, ask 
him or her to explain it in simple terms so you can 
understand. And if you run out of time and don’t get 
your questions answered, ask if you can follow up by 
phone or email, make another appointment, or seek 
help from the doctor’s nurse.

 For more information, the National Institute on 
Aging offers an excellent booklet called “Talking 
With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People” that 
can help you prepare for an appointment and become 
a more informed patient. To get a free copy mailed to 
you, call 800-222-2225 or visit 

 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.

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