Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 29, 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 read that seniors are the number one 
purveyor of fake news on the Internet. Is this true, 
or is it fake news too? If it’s true, how can seniors go about spotting fake news? Faked Out Senior

Dear Faked Out:

Yes, it’s true. According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, people aged 
65 and older are almost four times more likely to share fake news on social media than younger 


Why do older users share fake news more often? There are two theories. The first is that seniors, 
who came to the Internet later, sometimes lack the digital literacy skills of their younger counterparts 
to identify false or misleading content. The second is that many older people experience 
cognitive decline as they age, making them more likely to fall for hoaxes.

What is Fake News?

Fake news is not new, but it is more prevalent than ever before because of the Internet and social 
networking, which enables it to spread like wildfire.

Fake news is false news stories, hoaxes or propaganda created to deliberately misinform or deceive 
readers. Usually, these stories are created to either influence people’s views, push a political 
agenda or cause confusion and can often be a profitable business for online publishers.

 Also note that some fake stories aren’t completely false, but rather distortions of real events. 
These deceitful claims can take a legitimate news story and twist what it says, or even claim that 
something that happened long ago is related to current events.

How to Spot Fake News

Here are some tips from the International Federation of Library Associations, Harvard University 
and Facebook that can help you spot fake news stories.

Be skeptical of headlines: False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation 
points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.

Look closely at the Web link: A phony or look-alike link may be a warning sign of false news. 
Many false news sites mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the link, for 
example “” (an illegitimate site) versus the actual “”

Investigate the source: Ensure that the story is written by a source that you trust with a reputation 
for accuracy. If the story comes from an unfamiliar organization, check their “About” section to 
learn more. You can also find a list of websites that post deceptive and fake content at FactCheck.
org – type “misinformation directory” in their search feature to find it.

Watch for unusual formatting: Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read 
carefully if you see these signs.

Inspect the dates: False news stories may contain timelines that make no sense, or event dates 
that have been altered.

Check the evidence: Check the author’s sources to confirm that they are accurate. Lack of evidence 
or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story.

Look at other reports: If no other news source is reporting the same story, it may indicate that 
the story is false. If the story is reported by multiple sources you trust, it’s more likely to be true.

Is the story a joke? Sometimes false news stories can be hard to distinguish from humor or satire. 
Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story’s details and tone suggest 
it may be just for fun.

Do some fact checking: There are many good websites, like, and that can help you fact check a story to help you identify fact versus fiction. These 
sites have most likely already fact-checked the latest viral claim to pop up in your news feed.

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” 

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