Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 8, 2019

MVNews this week:  Page 11


Mountain View News Saturday, June 8, 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:

I recently received a strange call from a Social 
Security employee. He told me my Social Security number had been suspended because it was 
involved in a crime, and that I needed to reactivate it and secure my bank funds by withdrawing 
them and putting them on gift cards. Is this a scam? Worried Rita

Dear Rita:

Yes. It’s actually known as the “Social Security imposter scam” and it’s becoming a widespread 
problem in the U.S. The Federal Trade Commission has received more than 76,000 reports about 
this growing scam in the past 12 months alone. With average losses of $1,500, this scam is quickly 
becoming one of fraudsters’ favorite tricks. 

The Social Security imposter scam usually begins with a consumer receiving a call from someone 
claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. The caller informs the victim that their 
Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because it was stolen or has been involved in 
a crime. 

The phone call may be a robocaller with a message to “press 1” to speak with a fake support 
representative who then claims to be able to help reactivate the consumer’s SSN. 

In a variation on this scam, the caller may also reach out to tell a victim that they qualify for an 
increase in benefits. All they need to do is provide the scammer with some information. Typically, 
these callers will ask their victims several questions to get personal information that they can then 
use to steal their identity or drain their bank accounts. 

Because of the numerous data breaches, these scammers may have access to accurate personal 
information – such as your SSN – that they can use to build trust and appear legitimate. Regardless, 
before concluding the scam, fraudsters will almost always request payment to “unfreeze” the SSN 
or to process the increase in benefits. The scammer may request that they be paid via an unusual 
payment method such as by gift card (and giving the fraudster the gift card number), or some form 
of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

While the scam can be devastating, there are several steps you can take to prevent yourself, and 
your loved ones, from falling victim to this scam: 

Don’t trust your caller ID: Scammers can make it look as if the Social Security Administration 
is calling and even use the agency’s real number. If you receive an unexpected call from Social 
Security, don’t answer it. Instead, call Social Security’s customer service number at 800-772-1213 
to see if they were actually trying to contact you.

Remember, Social Security will never suspend your number or call and demand money: If anyone 
tells you something different, you’re being scammed. 

Don’t give out personal information: Never give out your Social Security number, bank information 
or other personal details to an unknown caller. If you already did, visit to 
find out what steps you can take to protect your credit and your identity.

Don’t trust the caller just because they may know some of your personal information: It’s most 
likely a scam if the person on the other end asks to confirm your information. 

Talk about the experience: Those who’ve been targeted should alert friends and neighbors about 
the call to spread information and report the scam to the FTC at

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.

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.

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