Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 13, 2019 


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


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. Will Resume in September 2019

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, July 25th 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.


AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC (Long Beach) July 17, 2019

Level of Walking: HIGH

Lunch will be on your own and spending money optional. 

 Registration Now Open through Thursday, July 11, 2019

 *Maximum - 35 participants

SENIOR CINEMA - 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1:00 pm

 July 24th “A Dog’s Way Home” PG; 

 1 hr. 50 36 min.

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who 
gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she 
soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved 
owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an 
orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly 
strangers who happen to cross her path.


Dear Savvy Senior:

Can men get osteoporosis or is it primarily a problem 
for women? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter 
the doctor that treated me told me I might have osteoporosis, but I never got it checked. What can you tell me?

Bony Bill

Dear Bill:

Many people think osteoporosis is a woman’s disease, but men can get it too, especially in their later years. 
Here’s what you should know.

Osteoporosis in Men

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weak and brittle and more susceptible to fractures. 
Though women are four times more likely to acquire it, around 2 million American men have osteoporosis 
today, and another 12 million have “pre-osteoporosis,” or osteopenia.

 Unfortunately, men are much less likely than women to get the health of their bones checked even after 
they break a bone. That’s because doctors are often unaware of the many factors that put men at risk of 

 While menopause is a major component that accelerates bone loss in women, some of the key risk factors 
for men developing osteoporosis include: being over age 70; being thin or underweight; smoking; consuming 
more than three alcoholic drinks a day; having a parental history of osteoporosis; and having a previous 

 Certain health conditions – such as rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, testosterone deficiency, hyperthyroidism, 
COPD, kidney or liver disease, and mobility disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or 
stroke – can also increase your risk. In addition, so can taking certain medications like anti-inflammatory 
steroids, prostate cancer drugs, proton pump inhibitors for GERDs, antidepressants, immunosuppressants, 
and anti-seizure drugs.

 To help you determine your risk of osteoporosis, the International Osteoporosis Foundation has a quick, 
online quiz you can take at

Prevention and Treatment

A good first step in preventing and treating osteoporosis is to get screened. All men over age 70 should have 
a bone density test, and those who’ve had a fracture or have other risk factors should be tested after age 50. 
Screening for osteoporosis is a simple, painless, bone density test, which takes about five minutes. Many 
health insurance companies will cover bone density tests, as does Medicare.

Here’s what else you can do to protect your bones.

 Boost your calcium: The best way to get bone-building calcium is through your diet. Dairy products (low-
fat milk, cheeses and yogurt), dark green leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards), sardines and salmon, 
cooked dried beans, soy foods, almonds and fortified cereals and juices are all good sources of calcium. 
Vitamin D is also important to help your body absorb calcium.

 The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends 1,000 mg of calcium daily for men under 70, and 1,200 
mg for those over 71. They also recommend 800 to 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D if you’re over 
50. If you’re not getting enough vitamin D through sunlight or food, consider taking a supplement. Most 
daily multivitamins contain at least 400 IU. 

 Exercise: Weight-bearing exercises like walking, and strength training with weights or resistant bands three 
or four times a week, can significantly improve your bone health and reduce the risk of a fall that could cause 
a fracture.

 Control these vices: Avoid smoking, limit alcohol to no more than two or three drinks per day, and limit 
caffeine (coffee, tea or caffeinated soda) to three cups a day.

 Consider medications: The same drugs to treat osteoporosis in women have also been approved for men. 
The most widely prescribed for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates, a class of drugs designed to slow or stop 
bone loss. Talk to your doctor about these and other medication options, as well as potential side effects.

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