Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 1, 2019 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …June Birthdays*

Beth Copti, Marilyn Diaz, Anne Schryver, Jo Ann Williams, Paul Hagan, Lenore Crilly 
Joann Serrato-Chi, Harriett Lyle, Jean Coleman, Birgitta Gerlinger, Donna Mathieson, 
Luciana Rosenzweig, Linda Wochnik, Marian Woodford, Debbie Sheridan, Joanne 
Anthony, Carole Axline, Kika Downey, Shirley Hall, Annie Scalzo, Janet Ten Eyck, Jane 
Thomas, Ray Burley.

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


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 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the art of Hula!

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

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays Monthly from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Brain Games: Every third Thursday of the month at 12:45-1:45pm Join us 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 bal-ancing your 
tower. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is needed. A great way to strengthen your mind and make new friends... 
Games are facilitated by Senior Volunteers.

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, May 15th from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is available for legal 
consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Injury. Please call the Hart Park House for an 
appointment, 626-355-5278 ext. 704.

Senior Club: Meets Saturdays, Weekly at Hart Park House Brown Bag Lunch, great company and bingo at 11:30 a.m.

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

Birthday Celebration: Every 2nd Thursday Monthly at the Hart Park House. Share free birthday cake and ice cream 
kindly provided by the Senior Community Commission!

Game Day: Every Thursday Monthly 12:00 Noon come into the Hart Park House and join a lively poker game with 

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Lisa Brandley.light weights, low impact resistance 
training and body conditioning. Class equipment provided.

Gentle Yoga for Active Seniors: Every Monday & Wednesday from 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. with Andrea Walsh at the Hart Park 
House. Classes include complete floor relaxation, standing and floor postures, balancing, and 

featuring extended meditations on the fourth Wednesdays of the month! 

Call (626)-355-5278 for more information.

Art with Kt - Wednesday, May 15th 1:00 - 2:00p.m.Watercolor florals, realistic and abstract techniques will be 
demonstrated. Reserve your spot today by calling 626-355-5278 x 704.

COMING SOON—TBD Grandparent to Grandparents: Please join a group of grandparents for an 
afternoon of learning, sharing and building community led by Community Services Commissioner Rowinsky. 
Call 355-5278 for information.

ART WITH KT - Wednesday, June 12th 12:30 - 1:30p.m.

Join us for a participant favorite, glass etching! Using acid you will etch you will etch an image that you 
create into either a purple or pink bud vase. Reserve your spot today by calling 626-355-5278 x 704.


Wednesday, June 26 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Hearing loss affects 1 in 3 people over the age of 60. hearing problems can greatly affect people’s enjoyment 
of life and their ability to communicate with friends and family. Connect Hearing is proud to 
partner with local organizations for our Community Screening Program, to provide better hearing care 
for everyone in the community.

We provide FREE, quick and convenient hearing screenings on-site. Its quick, easy & convenient! Our 
trained hearing care professional will be on hand to explain the results and answer any questions.

Please call 355-5278 to reserve your spot.


Dear Savvy Senior:

Can you recommend some good websites for finding 
cheaper travel accommodations? My husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget 
so much that we can’t afford to go as often as we’d like. We’ve used Airbnb with some luck but are 
wondering if there are other options for budget-conscious retirees. 

Retired Travelers

Dear Retired: 

Accommodations are typically one of the costliest travel expenses. But, if you’re willing to do a little 
research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your lodging 
costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and 
some websites that can help you locate them. 

B&B Clubs

If you like staying in bed and breakfasts and have a spare bedroom yourself, check out the Evergreen 
Club ( and the Affordable Travel Club ( 

These are B&B clubs for travelers over ages 50 or 40 that offer affordable lodging in the spare 
bedroom of other club members, or they may stay with you when they’re on the road. You pay a 
modest gratuity of around $20 per night, with breakfast. And the clubs charge membership fees of 
$65 to $75 per year. 

Lower Cost Rentals

There are literally millions of privately-owned properties in the United States and abroad that are 
offered as short-term rentals. This has become a very popular alternative to hotels for retirees. 

Renting a fully furnished apartment or house is usually cheaper than hotel rooms of comparable 
quality, and they almost always offer more space, a homier feel and a kitchen, which can save you 
the expense eating out every meal. 

Short-term rentals are offered through the individual property owners or property-management 
companies. Some of the best sites for finding them include, and These sites are free to use for travelers. 

Another nifty site you should check out is The Freebird Club ( that connects 50-
plus travelers with 50-plus hosts. 

Unlike Airbnb and the other previously listed lodging rental sites, Freebird users pay a $31 fee to 
join and to have their identities verified. They then fill out a questionnaire asking where they’d like 
to travel and how much interaction they’d like to have with their hosts. On the other end, hosts are 
not offering rental properties and a key in a drop box, but their own homes, along with conversation 
and companionship, for much less than the price of a hotel.

House Sitting

If you have a flexible schedule and you don’t mind doing a few household chores when you travel, 
house sitting is another option that offers lodging for free. 

How it works is you live in someone else’s home while they’re away for a long weekend or even a 
few months. And in exchange for the free accommodations, you take care of certain responsibilities 
such as their pets, lawn, garden, mail, etc. 

To find these opportunities, try sites like,, 
and – they all charge a small membership fee. 

Home Swapping

Another way to get free accommodations when you travel is by swapping homes with someone 
who’s interested in visiting the area where you live. 

To make a swap, you’ll need to join an online home exchange service where you can list your 
home and get access to thousands of other listings. Then you simply email the owners of houses or 
apartments you’re interested in – or they email you – and you make arrangements. 

Most home exchange sites like, and Intervac-HomeExchange.
com charge membership fees ranging from $50 to $150.

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.

Senior Cinema - 1st & 3rd Wednesday Beginning at 1:00 p.m.

June 5th “Black Panther” PG-13 2 hr. 14 min.

Prince T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technology advanced African nation of Wakanda to 
serve as his country's new king. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from 
factions within his own country. When two foes try to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as “Black 
Panther” must team up with C.I.A. Agent Everett K. Ross and members of Dora Milaje, Wakandan 
special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a World War.

June 19th “Oceans Eight” PG-13 1 hr 50 min.

Danny Ocean’s younger sister Debbie attempts to pull of the heist of the century at New York City’s 
star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, 
Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita and Constance.



JUNE 11, 2019 


8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

Level of walking: medium Lunch will be on your own and Bring money for lunch and souvenirs

Join in for a 90 minute Meet and Greet tour of Alpaca Hacienda in Temecula along with an entertaining 
seminar about Alpacas. Your tour will include a bag of Alpaca treats that are actually good for them!

Alpacas don’t have top front teeth, so they don’t bite and are eager to eat from your hand.

You will have the chance to shop for alpaca-themed items such as alpaca fleece hats, scarves and gloves.

Following the tour we’ll drive to Old Town Temecula for lunch and shopping on your own. Old Town 
Temecula is a collection of historic 1890’s buildings, antique stores, hotels, museums, specialty food 
stores, restaurants, boutiques, gift and collectible stores and antique dealers. It is quite the sight to see!

Only 35 spots available so regis-ter today! Last day to register is Thursday, June 6, 2019.

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