Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 15, 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 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

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


Janice Kramer of the SM Rotary Club (right) presents CERT and Ian Carson with a $500 check toward 
his Eagle Scout efforts working as part of the Communications team. Pictured from left to right, CERT 
Members Dennis Burton and Robert Gjerde, Ian Carson and Kramer. Photo by K. McGuire/MVNews

“We are an institution educating the Southern California community for more than 35 years” 
Our school opens its doors to welcome students of all grade levels in our integral education system. 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary, Jr. High and High School 
The classes are taught in Spanish 
The academic year is from September - June 
9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Saturdays only) 
Headquarters (Saturday Only): Foothill Oaks Academy 
822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 
Correspondence: P.O. Box 5332, Whittier, CA 90607-5332 
. Registration forms are available for printing on our website at: 
For more information call: 
(562) 548-9528 . (562) 324-1077 
Official titles recognized in Argentina and other countries who 
have treaties of educational reciprocity with Argentina 
(Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, México, Paraguay & Uruguay) 



Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve been reading that there are a bunch of different flu 
vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu shot is 
right for me?

Flu-Conscious Carol


Dear Carol,

 It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to get 
protected from the flu, you simply got a flu shot. But 
now days, there are so many flu vaccine options you 
might feel like you are ordering off a menu. To help 
you decide which flu shot is right for you, you need 
to consider your health, age and personal preferences. 
Here’s what you should know.

Flu Shot Options 

 Just as they do every year, the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a 
seasonal flu shot to everyone 6 months of age and 
older, but it’s especially important for seniors who 
are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related 
complications. The flu puts more than 200,000 people 
in the hospital each year and kills an average of 24,000 
– 80 to 90 percent of whom are seniors. Here’s the 
rundown of the different vaccine options (you only 
need to get one of these):

 Standard flu vaccines: If you want to keep things 
basic, you can’t go wrong with a “standard (trivalent) 
flu shot,” which has been around for more than 40 
years and protects against three different strains of 
flu viruses. This year’s version protects against two A 
strains (H1N1 and H3N2), and one influenza B virus. 

 Or, for additional protection, you should consider 
the “quadrivalent flu vaccine” that protects against 
four types of influenza – the same three strains as the 
standard trivalent flu shot, plus an additional B-strain 

 Senior specific vaccines: If you’re age 65 or older and 
want some extra protection, you should consider the 
“Fluzone High-Dose” or “FLUAD.” 

 The Fluzone High-Dose has four times the amount 
of antigen as a regular flu shot does, while the FLUAD 
contains an added ingredient called adjuvant MF59. 
Both vaccines provide a stronger immune response for 
better protection. 

 Egg allergy vaccines: If you’re allergic to eggs, 
your flu shot options are “Flucelvax” or “FluBlok.” 
Neither of these vaccines uses chicken eggs in their 
manufacturing process. 

 Fear of needle vaccines: If you don’t like needles, and 
you’re between the ages of 18 and 64, your options are 
the “Fluzone Intradermal” or “AFLURIA” vaccine. 

 The Fluzone intradermal flu shot uses a tiny 1/16-
inch long micro-needle to inject the vaccine just under 
the skin, rather than deeper in the muscle like standard 
flu shot. While the AFLURIA vaccine is administered 
by a jet injector, which is a medical device that uses a 
high-pressure, narrow stream of fluid to penetrate the 
skin instead of a needle. 

 You should also know that if you’re a Medicare 
beneficiary, Part B covers all flu vaccinations, but if 
you have private health insurance, you’ll need to check 
with your plan to see which vaccines they do or don’t 

Pneumonia Vaccines

 Two other important vaccinations the CDC 
recommends to seniors, especially this time of year, are 
the pneumococcal vaccines for pneumonia. Around 1 
million Americans are hospitalized with pneumonia 
each year, and about 50,000 people die from it.

 The CDC recommends that all seniors, 65 or older, 
get two vaccinations –Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 
23. Both vaccines, which are administered just once 
at different times, work in different ways to provide 
maximum protection.

 If you haven’t yet received any pneumococcal 
vaccine you should get the Prevnar 13 first, followed 
by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later. Medicare Part 
B covers both shots, if they are taken at least one year 

 To locate a vaccination site that offers both flu and 
pneumonia shots, visit and type in your 
ZIP code.


 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.

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.

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

SEPTEMBER 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, August 16th at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for Scattergories, a 
creativethinking 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, August 15th from 10:30a.m. 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! * Voluntary Donations 
of $5.00 per week per participant are suggested but not required.

Birthday Celebrations: Every 2nd Thursday monthly at the Hart Park House, share some free 
birthday cake provided by the Senior Community Commission!

Game Day: Every Thursday starting at 12:00p.m. Come join this group of Seniors in their poker 

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.

SENIOR MOVIE: August 15th at 1:00 p.m. RACE (2016) 

Young Jesse Owens becomes a track and field sensation while attending Ohio State University in the 
early 1930’s. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics inNazi Germany. 
Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the 
world he is the fastest man alive! Rated PG-13. Run Time: 2h 14m.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Thursday, August 23rd, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Hart Park House Representative from Anthem BlueCross will have free information on Medicare Benefits 
and Medicare extras. Come learn about their programs, ask questions, and enjoy ice cream

with syrup and toppings! Call 626-355-7394 at the Hart Park House if you plan on attending.

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