Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 17, 2019 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …August Birthdays*

Bill Nelson, Karlene Englert, Juanita Fernandez, Jeanette Francis, Joseph Kiss, Jacquie 
Pergola, Maury Whitaker, Pat Miranda, Phyllis Chapman, Jerry Burnett, Margaret 
Aroyan, Phyllis Burg, Beverly Clifton, Rosemary Morabito, Susan Poulsen, Joy Barry, 
Marcia Bent, Joan Spears, Ruth Torres, Jane Zamanzadeh.

 * 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, August 14th 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.

August Craft with Lawren—August 19th 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Come on into the Hart Park House Senior Center and create one of a kind tea cup bird feeders. Paint a design of your 
desire or use one of several stencils that will be available for use. Then we will glue the two sections together and attach a 
chain or twin to hang from your favorite tree or display at your favorite outdoor seating area. 

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Senior Cinema - 1st & 3rd Wednesday Beginning at 1:00 p.m. 



August 15, 2019 9:00 am – 4 pm Level of Walking: Medium

Lunch will be on your own and spending money optional.

A Visit to Lake Arrowhead isn’t complete without seeing the view from the water. The Lake Arrowhead 
Queen Paddleboat Tour lasts about an hour and takes you around the entire perimeter of Lake 
Arrowhead. The notoriously hilarious tour guide has a reputation for his jokes and one-liners and 
always has the entire boat in stitches as he points out celebrity homes and tells the fun facts of the area.

 Lake Arrowhead Village is the area’s main commercial hot spot for both visitors’ and the locals, with a 
variety of unique fashion boutiques, outlet stores, restaurants and their excellent shopping and dining. 
Resident Registration Now Open and Non-Resident Registration starts August 4th. 

Registration closes Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

SENIOR CINEMA - 1st & 3rd Wednesday 1:00 pm


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 osteoporosis.

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 fracture.

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 

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.

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” 

August 7th “Instant Family” PG-13; 1 hr. 57 min. 

Idealistic couple Ellie and Pete find themselves overwhelmed when they 
open up their home to foster teenager Lizzy and her two younger siblings, 
Juan and Lita. With the help of fellow foster parents and agency workers they learn to navigate 
the joys and pitfalls of parenting to become a modern family. 

Aug. 21st Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald 

 PG-13; 2 hr. 14 min. 

Magizoologist Newt Scamander agrees to help Albus Dumbledore thwart the plan of Gellert 
Grindelwald to raise pure-blood wizards who would reign over the muggles. Together, Scamander 
and Dumbledore face new threats as they try to take down Grindelwald


The Home Delivered Meals Program provides healthy meals to homebound Seniors 60 and above. Seven 
frozen meals, milk, bread and fruit are included and delivered once a week. $3 Donation per meal is 
suggested but remains completely anonymous and voluntary. Clients must be eligible and we invite you 
to contact YWCA Intervale Senior Services at 626-214-9467. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT 


A Weekly Religion Column by Rev. James Snyder


The Gracious Mistress of the 
Parsonage and me recently 
celebrated our 48th wedding 
anniversary. It sure does not 
seem we have been married 
that long. I guess, as you get 
older, according to my grandmother, time goes 
faster. If that is true, I must be getting older.

We met in September, became engaged in February 
of the following year and in August of that year 
we had our “I Do” ceremony.

As a naïve young man, I did not know that that “I 
Do” meant that for the rest of my life I would “Do.” 
I must say I have tried to keep up to that sacred 
covenant for all these years.

Confession is in order here, and I must say that on 
the wife’s side of this relationship, the “I Do” covenant 
has been faithfully upheld.

I will admit that our marriage has not been perfect. 
After all, look who my wife has to deal with every 
day! And deal with, she has most successfully. If I 
were playing cards, she would have dealt a winning 
hand every time.

After all these years, things have changed quite a 
bit. I acknowledge that as normal. Nothing ever 
remains the same I’m sure. Some things I do not 
want to remain the same.

In some ways, I wish my age would remain the 
same, but that would be a very difficult thing to 
maintain. How can you tell people you are 20 years 
old when you look like 80? I have seen some research 
that says that 60 are the new 40. I can only 

We have had quite a trip down through these years. 
There have been children, then grandchildren, and 
then great-grandchildren. The Gracious Mistress 
of the Parsonage keeps these birthdays all up to 
date. My responsibility is buying the birthday card.

In spite of all the wonderful things we have experienced 
through the years, one thing I really miss.

To be honest, there are many things that I missed 
down through the years. This year I celebrate the 
50th anniversary of my graduating from high 
school. I sure miss those days, but we got together 
and acted like fools, although some of us were not 

Of all the things I have missed, there is only one 
that rings a bell with me.

The thing I miss today is good old St. Sanity.

I am old enough to remember the time when St. 
Sanity ruled the day. I must say that I sure miss him 
a lot today.

It is not that I have not looked for him. I have but 
to date I have not found him.

Of course, when I was younger we did not even 
have TV let alone Internet and cell phones. I spent 
a lot of time in that place quite unfamiliar today 
called the library. I had wonderful memories of 
time in the library. For those who do not know, a 
library is a place where they had books.

Looking around at the culture today, all I see is Ms. 
Insanity and boy is she popular.

During a recent trip I spent time listening to the 
radio and particularly some of the modern music. I 
am not quite sure what modern music is but I tried 

I remember the time when you could listen to music, 
hear the words and phrases, understand what 
they were saying and it all made sense. Now, not 
only can’t I hear the words because of the beating 
of the drums in the background, but none of the 
words make sense.

Ms. Insanity has taken over the music industry.

One night the wife and I were watching a late TV 
show that had a contemporary comedian. I never 
heard of the person and as I was listening to him, 
I was not hearing him. I could barely make out the 
sentences and none of it really made sense. If that 
was humor, I am not laughing. I would like to share 
an example but I cannot remember anything that 
he said.

People laugh at Ms. Insanity because that is the expected 
thing to do.

Ms. Insanity has taken over the comedy industry.

I am not a big fan of politics. There was a political 
program on the other night my wife and I were 
watching. At first, I thought it was a comedy routine 
and my wife and I laughed and laughed.

As my wife was laughing she said, “Nobody is that 
stupid to say something that stupid.” She laughed 
hysterically along with me.

Ms. Insanity has taken over politics to the point 
that sanity has been voted out.

As we were watching this political program, it occurred 
to me that this was not a comedy routine. 
What these people were saying was exactly what 
they believed. At least what they wanted me to believe 
they believed.

“You know,” I whispered to my wife, “these people 
are not trying to be funny.”

Looking at me rather weirdly, my wife said, “Oh, 
you silly boy, yes they are.”

As we were laughing together, I could not help but 
think of what Jesus said. “Blessed are they which 
do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they 
shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

There may not be many sane people in this world 
today, but that is not going to stop me from hun-
gering and thirsting after the things of God.

Dr. James L. Snyder, pastor of the Family of God 
Fellowship, lives with the Gracious Mistress of the 
Parsonage in Ocala, FL. Call him at 352-687-4240 
or e-mail The church web 
site is

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