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Moving Forward

And Moving Forward we are, with this edition of Generation Boomer exploring what life will bring as we move into the second half years. Just because we are getting older does not mean we have to do it alone. The best times in life involve being engaged with friends and family, but best of all being in tune with ourselves. “You can have a great old age, but you need to work at it,” explains NCOA President James Firman. And he is right! Celebrate yourself. It is often perplexing how our opinion of age changes once we get there. The Boomer Generation has made great strides in changing the concept of old age when we look back on the previous generation. But are we really that different? Perhaps the concept of old age is all about perception, and this generation down to lifestyle, and making sure we are our best selves.

Napa Valley Part of holding age at bay is enjoying activities. The best of afternoons is a trip to the countryside to visit Wynema Ranch. The wild horse theme has always been a part of Nevada’s history, culture and represented in the romance of the American western movies since the beginning of television. Speaking of fun, travel is just about the best. I recently spent a few days in Napa Valley, California and it’s a great place to visit, eat, and buy great food. Not familiar with the wine country, the tour was fun and a great way to experience what most tourists do when frequenting the area.



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Boomer Timetable



1945: Soldiers come home after WWII to make babies at the rate of one every eight seconds over the next two decades.

1975: U.S. evacuates from Vietnam. South Vietnamese government surrenders.

1946: Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “Baby and Child Care,” published. Parents get the okay to become emotionally involved with their children. 1947: Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaks the color barrier in major league baseball. 1948: The “Kensey Report” on sexual behavior in the human male is published. 1951: Disc jockey Alan Freed coins the term rock ‘n’ roll. 1952: “Bandstand” begins its long run on TV. 1954: Supreme Court deems racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education. 1955: Elvis Presley ushers in a new age of rock ‘n’ roll with “That’s All Right.” 1959: bee.


1960: Birth control pill approved for sale by the FDA.


Century America

1977: “Star Wars”” opens. Legions of faithful Jedis follow. 1980: John Lennon shot and killed in New York. IBM PC introduced, business boots up. Pac-Man introduced, takes arcade games to a new level. 1981: The CDC publishes report on AIDS epidemic. 1983: Chrysler Minivan introduced. Soccer moms abandon station wagons. Newsweek declares 1983 “the year of the yuppie.”

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1991: Persian Gulf War liberates Kuwait. 1992: Riots erupt in Los Angeles after jury acquits policemen of beating Rodney King. 1993: Branch Davidian compound burned down near Waco, Texas.

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis – Pres. Kennedy decides not to attack Soviet missiles in Cuba, 1995: Truck bomb explodes outside federal avoids nuclear war. building in Oklahoma City. O.J. Simpson trail captivates a nation. 1968: North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive. 1998: Viagra hits the shelves. 1969: to walk on the moon. 1970: Four students killed at Kent State by National Guardsmen during protest against the Vietnam War. 1972: Break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters leads to Nixon’s resignation two years later.

1999: Shootings at Columbine High School. Clinton’s impeachment trail ends without a conviction. 2000: Bush wins election after Florida vote recount. 2001: Attack on World Trade Center. 2006: First Boomers turn 60.

The Boomer Century 1946-2046 (

1901-1924 (24 years) The G.I. Generation, the generation of veterans that fought and won WWII, later to become the Establishment, and the parents of children who would later become the Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964). Journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed this the Greatest Generation in a 1998 book of that name. 1925-1945 (20 years) The Silent Generation was the generation born between the two World Wars, who were too young too join the service when WWII started. Many had fathers who served in WWI.

1985: Bob Geldof spearheads Live Aid

1989: cation of East and West Germany.

1883-1900 (18 years) The Lost Generation was a term originally used to identify a group of American literary expatriates living in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s; it is now used more generally to describe the generation of young people who came of age in the U.S. during and shortly after WWI. Very few Americans from this generation are currently alive.

1946-1954 (8 years) The Baby Boomers (Boom Generation) were the generation born just after WWII, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrates worldwide. Baby Boomers in their teen and college years were characteristically part of the 1960s counterculture, but later became more conservative. 1955-1964 (9 years) Generation Jones was the heretofore-lost generation between the Boomers and GenXers, which has emerged now as a of Barack Obama to the U.S. Presidency this generation as many prominent sources of Generation Jones.

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GB. Winter Edition OUTLOOK


Caught in the Middle


Does Enrolling in a Medicare Supplement Cancel Plan


Boxing in the Fight Against Parkinson’s


Aging and Chronic Disease, Tsunami of Bad Health


Employers Role Improving Retirement Security


OUR GENERATION Boomer Timetable


You Want to Downsize, but Your Spouse Doesn’t


Longevity Project


Gearing Up To Fight Hunger


Volunteering 101


Catching Up With Michelle Bays


TECHNOLOGY The Perfect Gift for Mom and Dad


2020 Safety Technologies


TRAVEL The Wynema Ranch


Napa Valley Road Trip


LEISURE Boomer Calendar


Love Me Hug Me Exhibition


Decorative Arms Experience


Pioneer Theatre, Please Be Seated




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By: Dan Reiner

National Council on Aging

Caught In The Middle Today’s older adults are caring for adult children and aging parents.

For many older adults, seeing parents, children and even grandchildren is a regular occurrence, often because they are living under the same roof or providing ongoing care. But taking care of extended family can be both a blessing and a challenge for many older adults who balance providing for aging parents and their own children. Commonly known as the sandwich generation, this group not only has to prioritize caregiving but also planning for their own retirement. For some, this has been the plan all along, while for others, it is out of necessity. A new Nationwide Retirement InstituteÂŽ survey conducted online by The Harris Poll of 1,462 adults age 50 or older with investable assets of at least $50,000 who are retired or planning to retire within the next 10 years reveals nearly two

said Kristi Rodriguez, vice president of thought leadership their own future now while also considering that of their parents and children by establishing a plan that accounts for their own long-term care and addresses the current impact -

Caregiver challenges The survey included a separate sample of 516 U.S. adults age 50 or older who are or have been caregivers, meaning they have or are now providing paid or unpaid long-term care to a friend or family member, not through an agency, business or non-governmental organization. The survey reveals the impact and challenges of being a caregiver. On average, care-

supporting their adult children and/or parents.

caregiving expenses. On average, caregivers who pay out-ofpocket for related expenses spend an average of $4,012 of their own money per year on caregiving expenses. In addi-

Challenges and opportunities impacting the

prevent them from ever retiring.

SANDWICH GENERATION when it comes to caregiving

children to live with them when they get older and even fewer three older adults either are or have been a caregiver. parents or adult children, as they will likely be caregivers and

Sandwich Generation

Your Money Your Health

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Medicare Supplement

Does Enrolling in a Cancel a Medicare Advantage Plan? By: Toni King

Toni: Last year during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment, both me and my husband Plan G over the phone from a telemarpaid a dime! We are still having to use the same doctor and get referrals from can’t get the Medicare Supplement to pay because no one advised us how to We have spent over $200 a month since January and the policy has never Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare to use the Medicare Supplement purchased last November? Looking forward to your answer, Laura from Longview, TX Laura: The biggest No-No in the Medicare insurance world is when an agent sells a and your husband are) that has a Medicare Advantage plan a new Medicare Supplement without advising the client how to disenrolled properly from their

The change would have been a simple cally for the new Medicare Supplement and all that agent should have done is enrolled you in a standalone Medicare

From Editorial

simple step would have cancelled your Medicare Advantage HMO Plan effective January 1 and returned you and your husband to Original Medicare with a Medicare Supplement and a new MediThis is what Medicare Annual Enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 is all about! The time to enrolled in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare AdvanThose who wish to change from a Steve Reynolds Medicare Advantage plan to Original BEYOND 2016 Medicare with a MAGAZINE Medicare Supplement should enroll in a Medicare Part D

who sold you the Medicare Supplement failed to inform you and your husband how to disenroll properly from your

standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is the easiest way to return to

and your husband have not been in Original Medicare for the last year to

Please be sure that you will qualify with medical underwriting before you cancel

your Medicare Advantage plan or all the cost that Original Medicare does not pay The average American does not realize that they cannot have both Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage the Medicare Advantage plan for your Advantage plan cannot pay at the same The agent who helped you with your Medicare needs last year did not follow who are properly trained in Medicare Advantage rules are made aware that those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans should enroll in a standalone Medicare Part D plan to be disenrolled Need help understanding your Medicare care workshop or call the Toni Says® Toni King, author of the Medicare Survival Guide® is giving a $5 discount on the Medicare Survival Guide® Ad-



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Concerningly many older adults are not taking advantage of long-term care insurance and planning; only 25% currently have long-term care insurance for themselves or someone else.

What The Health?

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Boxing in the Fight

Against Parkinson’s Michael J. Fox put a focus on Parkinson’s disease when he founded the Fox Foundation to raise funds for the illness. This year he raised $4.6 million during an annual foundation fundraiser, he plans to surpass next year to donate funds to research. Locally, Saint Mary’s is also doing its part to help people with Parkinson manage their disease or slow the progression of it. Boxing is viewed as a way to help with body movement and balance to improve quality of life. National Collegiate Boxing Champ and Nevada State Boxing Hall of Fame Honoree Zachary Smith is devoted to helping people with his training method. Smith holds classes at Saint Mary’s Fitness Center, “Boxing with Parkinson” to improve strength, agility, balance and coordination. The class is a six-week program that teaches members, with a physician’s clearance, various movements. Participants must complete Round 1 of the class before moving to Round 2; enrollment includes only 10 members so Smith can work closely with them, one-on-one.

“Patients who take such classes have noticed an improvement in their life quality and have learned to manage some of the symptoms more successfully,” said physical therapist Danielle Sequira, working with a national program called “Rock Steady.” The program that is now used across the world for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s focuses on balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and reaction. Smith’s classes also focus on hand-eye coordination; boxing jabs and foot drills to manage symptoms. He is very dedicated to his work, hoping to improve quality of life for each participant. Boxing classes at Saint Mary’s Fitness Center are held twice a week; the next series beginning in January 2020. Those interested can contact Cassie Goodman at (775) 770-7874, or While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, researchers are working to Steve Reynolds develop experimental drugs MAGAZINE 2016 BEYOND for release next year. Today, Michael J. Fox, 58, who was diagnosed with the disease in the early 90s, continues to raise awareness of the illness with his wife Tracy Pollan.



OUTLOOK: Faring in Retirement

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Aging and Chronic Disease By: Catapult Health

The American Tsunami of Bad Health

Almost half (48%) of Catapult patients, a Dallas, Texas based health provider, report a previous diagnosis of at least one chronic disease. When obesity is included, that number rises to 66%. “The ‘healthiest’ age group includes those under 40 years of age,” said Lee Dukes, Catapult’s Vice President of Clinical Outcomes. “But they are not quite as healthy as they seem. A fourth of them already have at least one diagnosed chronic health disease, and another quarter are obese.

Cost of Chronic Disease in America

Ninety percent of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health problems, according to the CDC. Health care costs for a person with one or more chronic condichronic disease. Once chronic disease has developed, the best way to control costs is to diagnose it and manage its symptoms. Medication compliance, lifestyle change, and careful monitoring are critical to effective treatment.

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“The fact that prevalence of chronic disease increases rapidly as the population ages is a concern not only for employers, but also for our nation. The federal government is responsible for most of the health care costs for older Americans.”

A Closer Look

The prevalence rates of selected chronic diseases by age groups is represented by the chart above. Rates increase

most adults developed earlier in life. While those over 60 years old have much higher rates of disease than their Steve Reynolds younger counterparts, it should be considered that they BEYOND MAGAZINE 2016 are likely healthier than most adults of comparable age. Many adults over 60 have retired prematurely due to health issues. This analysis includes adults who are still actively engaged in the workforce. The study released earlier this year found that while there is often a correlation between chronic disease and depression, older workers had much lower rates of depression and suicidal ideation than their younger coworkers.

Boomer Years

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Your Spouse

By: Rita Wilkins

Throughout her career, Rita Wilkins, “The Downsizing Designer,” has many times found herself in the middle of husbands and wives who couldn’t agree on whether to sell their family home for something smaller—an apartment, condo, or cottage perhaps, in the city, near grandchildren or somewhere else. Wilkins says she has learned to embrace this role of middleman helping couples reconcile what they both want so everyone wins.

ment in the city with no hard feelings. But clearly, threatening divorce is an extreme method for getting one’s way. -

of what your downsizing vision is: a two-bedroom apartment, a condo, a townhome? Then do a reality check on which items you could realistically take with you. “I tell couples they can have it all,” Wilkins says. “All they have • Sticking your toe in the water. If you always wanted to live in Charleston, S.C., but have never it all means to them and what visited, plan a several-week vacacompromises they are willing tion there to see if you like it. • Consider renting in the new themselves in discussions that place to keep your options open are funny, serious or scary and they are often helped by having and tamp down the fear of a third party to bounce ideas off making a change one or both of you will regret. of.” • When you are ready, follow the ABCs of Downsizing to decide One couple she knows found how to handle downsizing your themselves quarreling about possessions. downsizing after 48 years of marriage. The wife wanted to Wilkins can also talk about her sell their large suburban home own downsizing journey in and move to the city. The husband was insisting that they stay which she gave away 95% of in the home in which they raised her belongings when she downtheir children, partly out of fear sized from 5,000 square feet to an 867 square-foot apartment. of what moving might mean. Finally, after the wife convinced It also ultimately led her to write Downsize Your Life: Upgrade him that their marriage would end if he didn’t move with her, Your Lifestyle (Kennett & he came around. Now they are Woods Publishing) and to give a TEDx talk on the subject. happily ensconced in an apart-



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BOOMER CALENDAR • Nov. 15 – Dec. 1 – Humans, Reno Little Theater. • Nov. 16 – Riverwalk Merchants Association Wine Walk, downtown Reno. • Nov. 16 – Spellbinders International Festival of Magic, 3-7 p.m., throughout northern NV. Call Pioneer for information at (775) 686-6600.

• Nov. 19 – Dr. Cesar Lozano, 8 p.m., Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno. • Nov. 22 – 23 – Warren Miller’s Timeless, 7:30 p.m., South Shore Room, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. • Nov. 23 – Fresno State vs. Wolf Pack, Fresno State, Fresno, CA.

• Nov. 30 – UNLV Rebels vs. Wolf Pack, Reno, noon. • Nov. 30 – Grasshopper, 8 p.m., Reno Events Center. • Nov. 30 – Gary Allan, 8 p.m., Atlantis Resort, Ballroom. • Dec. 5 – Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m., Virginia Street Brewhouse.

• Nov. 16 – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, 7:30 p.m., South Shore Room, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline.

• Dec. 6 – So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Grand Sierra Theatre.

• Nov. 18 – Rink at the ROW, Ice Skating, Sierra and 6th Streets, across from Circus Circus, Reno.

• Dec. 6 & 13 – Latin Dance Social, 7:30 p.m., EDGE Nightclub, Peppermill, Reno.

• Nov. 18 – Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, Adam Alter, 6 p.m., author of Irresistible, why so many people are addicted to technology, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno.

• Nov. 23 – George Lopez, Silver Legacy, 6:30 p.m. • Nov. 28 – Reno’s Wobble Before Steve Reynolds You Gobble 10k/5k, 9-noon, City BEYOND MAGAZINE 2016 Plaza, 30 N. Virginia Street, Reno. • Nov. 29- 30 – Abbacadabra: The Ultimate Abba Tribute, 7:30 p.m., South Shore Room, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. • Nov. 29 – Bret Michaels with Warrant, 6:30 p.m. doors open, Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort.

• Dec. 7 –Kick Off to Winter Light Festival and City of Reno Tree Lighting, 12 p.m., 10 N. Virginia Street, City Plaza.


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• Dec. 7 – Mat Kearney – City of Black and White Revisited Acoustic Tour, 7:30 p.m., South Shore Room, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. • Dec. 8 – 8 p.m., Modest Mouse, Grand Sierra Resort. • Dec. 13 –Daniel Tosh, 8 p.m., Grand Sierra Resort. • Dec. 14 – Fire & Ice show, 5-9 p.m., Ice Carving Contest and Fire Dancers at the City Plaza Beer Garden and Food Trucks. • Dec. 14 – Jamey Johnson, 6:30 p.m. doors open, Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort. • Dec. 19 – Holiday Dreams, 8 p.m., Grand Sierra Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort. Also Dec. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 1. • Dec. 20- 22 – The Band Apothic, Atlantis Resort. • Dec. 21 – 2019 Great Santa Dash, 6 • Dec. 21 – Riverwalk Merchants Association Wine Walk, downtown Reno.

• Dec. 27 – Straight No Chaser, 9 p.m., Grand Sierra Theater. • Dec. 28 – Ken Jeong, 8 p.m., Silver Legacy. • Dec. 29 – Arizona Bowl vs. Arkansas State, Tucson, AZ, 10:15 a.m. • Jan. 10 – Michael Jackson – A Thrilling Tribute, 8 p.m., Grand Sierra Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort.

• Jan. 24 – 26 – The Play That Goes Wrong, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno. • Jan. 25 – The Play That Goes Wrong, 8 p.m., Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Also 1/25@2 p.m., 1/26@1 p.m., & 7 p.m. • Feb. 14 – Johnny Mathis, 8 p.m., Silver Legacy Casino. • Feb. 14 – Escape to Margaritaville, 8 p.m., Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Also 2/15@2 p.m., & 8 p.m., 2/16@1 p.m., & 7 p.m.

• Dec. 21 – Golden Dragon Acrobats, 7:30 p.m., Harrah’s South Shore Showroom, Stateline. Also Dec. 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Jan. 1 – 11.

• Feb. 29 – Richard Marx, 8 p.m., Silver Legacy Casino. • Jan. 17 – Tiffany Haddish, 8 p.m., Grand Sierra Theater, Grand Sierra Resort. • Jan. 17 – Styx, 8 p.m., Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy. • Jan. 18 & 19 – The Classix Series: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring Ester Yoo, violin, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno.


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BOOMER CALENDAR - GRANDKIDS • Dec. 6- 8 – Spirit of the Season, featuring Jason Altieri, conductor, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno, $16.

• Nov. 15 – Dec. 24 – 2019 Polar

Express, Train Ride, Carson City Eastgate Depot, Carson City (775) 291-0208. • Nov. 26 – Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, 2 p.m. and 5:50 p.m., Reno Events Center. • Nov. 29-Dec. 1 – A Christmas Story The Musical, check times, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno.

• Dec. 12 & 13 – 39 North Pole Village, 4-9 p.m., Victorian Square Plaza; Dec. 14, 2-9 p.m., Holiday Lights Festival. • Dec. 13 – 14 – The Nutcracker, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas.

• Dec. 13 – 15 – The Nutcracker 2019, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno. • Dec. 16 – Peanut Cracker Street Closure, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 10-1 p.m. • Dec. 20 & 30 - A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., Montbleu, Stateline.


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The Wynema Ranch By: Shari and Eddie Floyd

The wild horse theme has always been a part of Nevada’s history, culture and represented in the romance of the American western movies since the beginning of television. This month we will be introducing you to the Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary located at 410-750 N. Hwy 395, Hallelujah Junction, Calif. on the Nevada/California. border. Anyone who cares about American Heritage, the Wild Horses and Burros are welcome to visit, volunteer, donate or even plan a fundraiser. Owners Shari and Eddie Floyd welcome any and all ideas, suggestions and advice. Events are typically held in the Spring and Summer months ed on their website or call Shari Floyd at 775-842-6229 for any other information. So how did something as fabulous as this take place, a Sanctuary for Wild Horses? Over lunch one day, Western Singer, Lacy J. Dalton and Shari Floyd got together and Lacy informed her of the tremendous need for a Sanctuary for horses that had been or will be rescued, Shari and her husband Eddie Floyd were so impressed that they could be a part of something this wonderful that they sold all their cattle and became a 501c3 tax deductible Public Charity. “We have fallen in love with the Wild Horses and Burros and it has changed the way we look at life.” states Shari. They encourage you to get involved and help these wild magcan. The Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary prides itself as an eco-friendly rescue and rehabilitation refuge for America’s wild mustangs, burros and mules. For these majestic creatures that once roamed the range free, a safe haven. The premise upon which this sanctuary has been established is that all rescued animals are given the best chance for a rewarding life in their new restricted regimen and that each animal will be given a new purpose. Those wild horses and burros who are willingly signed onto people and establish a bond through a process known as “gentling” will be given an opportunity for permanent homes under the watchful eye of the Wild Horse Sanctuary Adoption Program. If circumstances change for their adoptive family, the return of adoptive animals will be welcomed. Other

horses will be given opportunities to participate in programs to help heal, self-empower, and inspire returning veterans, veterans’ families, at-risk youths, foster youths, recent parolees, and those struggling with addictions. Additionally, our rescued herds will join in helping to educate the public, especially our communities youth, through programs offered at the ranch about the heritage, the behavior, and the beauty of one of America’s most cherished icons - the Wild Mustang. The true legacy that Wynema Ranch aspires to is to achieve the working together, to hold the space to ensure these beings that once roamed free can be as wild as they need to be under the protection of the Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Where there are horses in need, we’ll be there lending a hand, a smile, and a place to run.


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Gearing Up to Fight

By: Nicole Lamboley


President, Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Heading into the holiday season, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada President and CEO Nicole Lamboley is planning to reach as many people as possible who are food insecure and in need. A Food Bank board member, Lamboley was voted as the President and CEO earlier this year. Her understanding of passion for Lamboley, and she is approaching the job with serious determination and enthusiasm. In accepting the post, Lamboley said, ““I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead this organization that I already care so much about. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has seen tremendous growth throughout the last 15 years and I am excited about the challenge to bring it to the next level.” Lamboley has served in several leadership positions in Nevada including the the Secretary of State and the Nevada Division of Insurance. She was also administrator of the Child Health Institute of Renown Health. She understands the role of policy making and legislation that can make a difference in the to help reach thousands in a variety of venues. The Food Bank provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 145 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierra in California. It serves more than 91,000 people each month, half of who are children and se-

than 15.2 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. complishes every year, upcoming events to bring in donations, and provide resources through its programs are well thought out. In November, the Food Bank teams up with All Pro Wrestling to put a “Headlock on Hunger” at Reed High School on Baring Blvd., in Sparks. The event is planned for November 23, at 7 p.m. November 24 it holds Thanksgiving prep at the Peppermill Resort. “Pie It Forward Bake Sale” will be held Sunday from 10-8 p.m. Nevadans who want to drop by the Peppermill lobby and get a fresh, baked in-house pumpkin pie for only $5. These types of special events are continuous all year. The Food Bank distributes food through the many partner agencies, the Mobile Harvest program that reaches families at 45 sites in the Reno/Sparks area, and monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program through the USDA that distributes food boxes for seniors in a variety of locations that include the Washoe County Senior Center, and neighborhoods where many seniors reside. Additionally, many families receive food through the SNAP (formerly food stamps) Outreach and Bridges to a Thriving Nevada program. Children, a good portion of Food Bank clients, receive a nutritious meal through food panties, the BackPack Kids program, and Kids Café

after-school and summer break meals program. Nutrition Education is another tool in the toolbox to reach the aging. Knowledge on how to use the Food Commodity food and create tasty meals is both fun and educational. The Nutrition Education program at the Food Bank teaches adults and children about nutritious food choices, simple food preparation, and safe food handling, getting the most nutrition with a limited food budget and increasing physical activity for healthy living. Programs offered are the Smart Shopper class, a session that teaches attendees about the importance of good food, and physically activities. Seniors Eating Well offers health nutrication for older adults such as reducing sodium intake, increasing healthy fats, healthy snacking, and preparing meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Nutrition on Wheels brings nutrition tips, recipes and food samples directly to clients at the Mobile Pantry. And Healthy Pantry Initiative brings education to families and people who seek emergency food assistance at food pantry partners. Lamboley says the Food Bank is always looking for donations to help feed northern Nevada’s growing need. If you would like to donate or volunteer for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, contact them on the website at contact-us/ or call (775) 331-3663.


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Volunteering 101 By: Janet Ross

If you’re like many Boomers, chances are at this point in life you’re too busy

the time to add regular volunteering to your weekly routine. Or, like some, your volunteering may be a once-a-year tradition – such as serving a holiday meal to homeless folks or spending a day cleaning up along the Truckee River or a Lake Tahoe beach. However, in the event you’ve found yourself with time to spare, in search of a way to contribute your skills to the community, volunteering could be the perfect solution for making a difference on a regular, sustaining basis. First, though, a caveat to any prospective volunteer. No matter your area of

expertise and experience, it may not be appreciated, utilized or needed when you volunteer. Filling bags with grocernated items may seem like menial tasks, but they are often the kinds of work required of volunteers.

(Volunteering page 18)

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Volunteering Some opportunities for volunteers may require extensive training. Others, if children are a part of the program, often require with the hours you give as a volunteer, the most important con-

are a necessity for many organizations. Volunteers who comeand-go are an unnecessary liability.

(856-2000) or the SPCA (324-7773); a variety of opportunities are on offer at both institutions. Are you devoted to Public ment interest you? The Friends of Washoe County Library (327-8360) welcome volunteers, as do the individual branch Library, if that appeals over the Friends location).

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Where should you volunteer? Your choices are almost endless in this area. Choose a situation that speaks to your heart, whether your “duties� will be simple chores or complicated

Should aircraft and racing be your passion, contact the Reno


(384-2554). Last and far from least, the Food needs dedicated volunteers, both permanent and for special occasions. Expect to give your help in a huge warehouse and be physically Your best way to determine the an in-person visit to the location important to talk with current volunteers as some situations are more welcoming than others. Keep ing for personal recognition, but to make a contribution to your community.

Your Leisure

Love Me Hug Me

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Exhibition Helping Lovers With Alzheimer Regain Glorious Memories , Will Debut In New York City

Love Me Hug Me is proud to announce a new pop up exhibition, with interactive capabilities, for participants to experience a touching immersive love story. It tells the story of the reoccurrence of a couple whose love memory is gradually stolen by Alzheimer’s disease. The event will debut in New York City on December 1st at 139 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012.

With the aim of appealing to society to cherish the present and seize the memorial moment, Love Me Hug Me emphasiztion and reminds them to treasure the time that they stay with their loved ones. Love Me Hug Me features 7 rooms and has over 2,500 square feet space. Through the entire exhibition, the participants will begin their journey sitting in Memory Theater to watch character of the exhibit). They will then depart for Memento Terminal, play in the Twisted Playground, travel through Pink -

exhibit) and the happy family life with his kids as everything Spinning around in the room, the participants will feel like sparkling pieces of stories and showing Modesto’s memories shining under the light. composed of half-transparent colored human-shaped statues. The room represents a turning point of Modesto where he turning into transparent. His memories are fading away. Standing among those “peo-

The entire journey shows how a loving couple fell in love, accompanied each other, fought against Alzheimer’s disease and guarded their love memory. The founder, Elaine Hong, is inspired by her grandparents’ love story and the movie ‘Wrinkles’ to create this pop-up exhibition. As she grows up, Elaine wondered why her grandmother kept telling grandfather stories and walking him down the road they had been. Wrinkles is a movie that depicts a vivid love story of an aged lady accompanying her husband living in a daycare center and helping him regain his memory from Alzheimer’s disease. After watching the movie, Elaine eventually realized that her grandmother was trying to prevent grandfather’s memories from slipping away because of Alzheimer’s disease, so the pop-up exhibit was born. She decides to rebuild and show the and remind couples of their love for each other. Memento Terminal, the second room of the exhibit, repfading memories, which include his relationships with his

Modesto viewed the world when his memory started fading away while the people around them started to get blurry. “Actually, Alzheimer’s Disease is not far from us, however, most of us are not familiar with it. And I think pop-up is a trendy art style and easy to understand for Millennials. I hope Love Me Hug Me would appeal to the young generation to pay more attention to Alzheimer’s group. Grasp the moment of love before memory fades away, we need to keep that in mind,” said Elaine. The pop up is sponsored by the fashion boutique under the same name, and 10% of ticket sales will go to the Alzheimer’s als and families.


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Decorative Arms Experience the Artistry of the World’s Most Renowned Engravers

is a challenging artistic endeavor. The design process involves collaboration among sculptors of steel and wood, goldsmiths, silversmiths; lock, stock, and barrel makers; and engravers. These talented artisans create mythological, hunting, and wildlife scenes that are framed and enhanced by ornamental designs on what have been described by some scholars as “miniature canvases.”

One of the most celebrated decorative arms collections will leave the vault for a rare public exhibition the holiday season. Decorative Arms: Treasures from the Robert M. Lee Collection includes more than 100 objects dating from as early as the 1500s through the modern era, showcasing the skills of some of the most renowned arms makers and engravers in the world. Many of the objects on loan have never-before-been seen by the public. They are drawn from the Robert M. Lee Collection, known to an international community of States. Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, Decorative Arms: Treasures from the Robert M. Lee Collection is the largest public presentation of the collection to date. The exhibition will be on view at the downtown Reno, Nevada, museum through February 16, 2020. Several noteworthy programs will take place during this time, including premiere talks by Dr. John Byck and Dr. Pierre Terjanian from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Ashley Hlebinsky, curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; and Richard Moll from the Autry Museum of the American West. Decorative Arms focuses on the art of engraving and the role of the engraver, with a special emphasis on how historical artisans today. With a rich history that reaches back to the Medieval and Renaissance eras, embellishing arms and armor

Some of the engravers highlighted in the exhibition include J. Paul Brown and Alan M. Brown (known often as the Brown Brothers), Rashid el Hadi, Firmo Fracassi, Philippe Grifnée, Ken C. Hunt, Alain Lovenberg, Frédérique Lepinois, and Gianfranco Pedersoli. These world-renowned artisans hail from a variety of countries with rich engraving traditions, including ings appear on items manufactured by Pietro Beretta, Colt,

(Decorative Arms page 22)


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Decorative Arms / from page 21 Holland & Holland, James Purdey & Sons, Westley Richards, and Winchester, among others. Decorative Arms juxtaposes historic arms with modern pieces to illustrate not only the scope of western arms history, but also the depth and breadth of the Lee Collection. The exhibition explores a variety of themes including European roots and hunting motifs; the training, tools, and process of engravLee (1927-2016). Lee was a renowned collector of arms and conservation, and hunting. Raised in rural New York, he was taught a love of nature and the outdoors by his parents from a young age. Given Lee’s lifetime interest in collectible arms & Armor is named in his honor.

Art will offer several public programs on a variety of themes presented in Decorative Arms: Going too Far: The Limits of Conservation Friday, December 6 | noon discuss the preservation of arms for both museums and the private collector. Shootin’ from the Hip with Michael Mikel Friday, January 10 | noon Thursday, January 30 | 6 pm Sunday, February 9 | 11 am

Approximately 15 historic arms will be displayed in the show, dating from as early as the 1500s, with examples spanning the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. These cases throughout the entire exhibition, allowing them to serve as a reference to the modern arms, which will be grouped other objects in the exhibition include a multi-bladed folding exhibition display knife by Joseph Rodgers & Sons, an antique European pistol sword, and suits of armor, both miniature and full scale.

of guided tours. Known on the Playa as “Danger Ranger,” presents a personalized introduction to decorative arms. The Art of Collecting with a Purpose Thursday, January 16 | 6 pm Ashley Hlebinsky, Robert W. Woodruff Curator of the Cody the 16th century, and examines how private passion impacts public display. FILM: And With Him Came the West Thursday, January 23 | 6 pm west: thrilling duels between the good guys and the bad guys. Remarks by screenwriter and producer Tim Kirk follows the

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Critical Role Improving Workers’ Retirement Security

Employers Play


Employers Role


Facilitating Longer Working Lives, Work-Life Balance, and Flexible Retirement -


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Employers Role / from page 23 employees of all ages to be successful. However, only 26 percent have adopted a formal diversity and inclusion other common demographic characteristics. • Most say they support work-life balance but few offer cent of employers say they help support their employees to achieve work-life balance, but few have programs for employees who are family caregivers. Only 19 percent of employers provide an employee assistance program, and even fewer offer backup care or training to teach managers how to handle situations with caregiving employees (both 16 percent). Caregiving for an aging parent or loved one can negatively affect workers’ employment and derail their retirement preparations.

and similar employee-funded plans, are essential for employers to attract and retain talent,” said Collinson. “They have also proven to be one of the most effective ways to facilitate long-term savings among workers. Unfortunately, not all workers have access to these bene-

• Retirement Plan Sponsorship Rates Are Lower Among “By modernizing their business practices, employers can

employee-funded plans are more commonly offered by -

they are saving and investing for retirement,” said Collinson. plan coverage among work-

panding Coverage. Among employers that do not offer 31 percent say they are likely to begin sponsoring a plan may be cause for optimism, however, as 23 percent of those not likely to offer a plan say they would consider joining a multiple

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Please be seated everyone, the performance is about to begin!

Carol Foldvary-Anderson

For more than 50 years, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) has been bringing art to life in their historic theater in the heart of downtown Reno. Known for its iconic gold-anodized geodesic dome, this 1,500-seat proscenium theater has operated continuously as a performing arts center since 1968. The facility hosts over 100 events each year and serves over 100,000 arts patrons. The Pioneer Center is home to three local resident companies: the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, and Artown. It also serves as a venue for other arts groups, ranging from local dance recitals and Washoe County School District student performances to international symphony tours. Performers like Itzhak Perlman, Mandy Patinkin, and Mikhail Baryshnikov have all graced the Pioneer stage.

(The Pioneer Center was originally owned and operated by the Washoe County Fair and Recreation Board, which later became the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA). In 1988, PCPA was created as a private 501(c)3

musicals to northern Nevada. Past seasons have brought favorites like CATS, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, and Fiddler On the Roof. Season ticket packages are on sale now for the upcoming season, which guarantee you the best of touring Broadway right here in Reno.

In addition to the performances presented at their theater, PCPA also operates an educational outreach division called Pioneer Center Youth Programs (PCYP). Each school year, a rotating lineup of local and touring performing arts groups bring entertaining, educational, and interactive programming into elementary schools and public libraries throughout northwestern Nevada. PCYP serves over 30,000 children each year and is primarily funded by grants and donations. The Pioneer Center is managed by a small but dedicated staff under the leadership of Executive Director Dennyse Sewell. Together with the Board of Directors, PCPA’s staff is responsible for the continued success and viability of this local treasure. The Pioneer Center is also served by a phenomenal group of over 250 volunteer ushers who are passionate about providing a world-class patron experience.

theater under RSCVA ownership. Now owned and operated by PCPA, the Pioneer Center is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places.)

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is located at 100 S. Virginia Street in downtown Reno. To stay informed about

PCPA presents the “Broadway Comes to Reno” series, now celebrating its 25th anniversary of bringing touring Broadway

can get involved, visit their website at www.pioneercenter. com or call them at (775) 686-6610.

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Longevity Project Exploring The Nuanced Implications of Longer Life

Through research, conferences and events at Stanford and around the country, the Longevity Project will engage with government and business leaders on the policies and methods for supporting longer life. Conferences will include the Century Summit and on engaging millennials and Generation X about the implications of longer life.

As longer life expectancy brings about substantial changes in the make-up of American society, Americans are still grappling with the implications of longer life on how Longevity Project, a new initiative developed in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL). The mission of the Longevity Project is to generate research and foster public dialogue on the far-reaching impact of increased longevity.

“We are proud to work with a growing coalition of organizations including the Stanford Center on Longevity, the Urban Institute, Morning Consult, the National Academy of Medicine, and a group of forward thinking companies comprised of Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo, and Instructure to launch this important initiative, said Ken Stern, co-chair of the Longevity Project.”

Some key results of the Longevity Project – Morning Consult poll include: By 2034, Americans over the age of 65 will outnumber more frequently viewed as a negative outcome than a positive one. And as people over the age of 55 are poised to become the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, nearly a quarter (23%) of Americans think the retirement age should be lowered to make room for younger workers. “With Americans living longer and healthier, we have a unique opportunity to reimagine healthy, successful century long lives,” said Laura Carstensen, Professor of Psychology at Stanford and the founding director of SCL. “But we can’t achieve what we can’t imagine, and we are pleased to help launch this initiative to foster public understanding and engagement on longevity.”

ence of longer lifespan. A decade ago, a Pew Research Center poll put the beginning of “old age” at 68. The Longevity Project’s respondents pegged the answer at a younger age, 66 -- a surprising change in an era in which many people in their 60s and 70s continue to (Longevity page 28)


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Longevity / from page 27

• Employers are vital for continuing education. 59% of respondents strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement that they expect their employers to provide educational opportunities to advance their careers, with the strongest support coming from younger respondents (71% support in the age 18-29 cohort). of learning and the future of work are fast converging,” said Jennifer of Instructure, which serves more than 30 million people - teachers, students, employees and managers – through the Canvas Learning Management Platform and the Bridge Employee Development Platform.

facing both a longer life expectancy and a self-funded retirement, consiswellness are more important than ever,” said TKTK with Wells Fargo.

“Our participation in the Longevity Project and engagement with the Stanford Center on Longevity and other leading organizations will allow us to conduct an in-depth exploration of the impact of living longer; we’re truly excited to undertake this journey.”

are among the important actions that workers can take today to ensure they are prepared for a long retirement.”

• Concern about the adequacy of public and private sources of retirement funding. Only 23% of respondents – and 19% of those age 18-29 -- believe that they will have the - opportunity and resources to be able nancial security. 59% of respondents to retire at or before age 65. “As peo– including 65% of respondents age ple around the world live longer, and enjoy lifestyles as unique as their peras “very important” to a successspending more years in retirement ful, long life. “With today’s workers than in traditional careers. This poses cial security, a necessary building block for living a healthy 100-year life,” said Dan Houston, president, chairman, and CEO of Principal Financial Group. “That’s why Principal is working to help launch the Lonindustry needs to collaborate closely with government leaders, scholars, and other stakeholders to reframe the public conversation around longevity and to develop innovations that empower us to lead healthier

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2020 Technologies


for Safety and Protection

By: Predictive Health Devices Inc.

Fall and injury prevention continues to be a considerable challenge among all seniors. Falls are a life-threatening concern for

For over 25 years, Predictive Health Devices Inc. has been involved in the emerging healthcare area of proactive and predictive healthcare. Our team is dedicated to reducing negreduce one’s quality of life and the ability to retain their indeative medical outcomes in healthcare facilities and at home. pendence. According to the Center for Disease Control (2017), Our mission is to ensure the best solutions available using 3 million seniors are treated in emergency departments for fall the most predictive, proactive, game-changing technologies injuries each year and over 800,000 patients will be hospitalized due to head and hip injuries. As a caregiver or healthcare of research. We have consulted with most top hospitals and professional, it is our duty to ensure that safety is the utmost healthcare organizations to provide fall prevention monitorpriority. From 2007 to 2016 the fall death rate in the United ing and advice on numerous valuable technologies to improve States has increased 30% (CDC, 2017). patient safety and risk. This approach has saved thousands of facilities, and the senior community, billions of dollars in Falls are not an inevitable part of aging and there are provunnecessary risk and patient safety. It is estimated the total en ways to reduce falls. The risk factors that can be managed medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion dollars include medication side effects, environmental hazards, and last year (CDC, 2018). muscle weakness. Ensure medications are not causing side effects such as lightheadedness, sedation, visual impairments, These latest technologies are going to be invaluable to seniors or orthostatic hypotension that increases one’s risk for falls. and their families. Some of the devices include wearable/ Environmental hazards that can be reduced include, but are not limited to, clutter removal, securing loose rugs, cleaning spilled fall and exit alarms, and wireless caregivers. These products liquids and foods, using non-slip mats in the shower, wearing aide improvement in self-care and provide ongoing guidance outside of a professional encounter, but may include telehealth in these technologies. Each with a tracking platform that continuously collects patient data with abilities to transis staying physically active. Those seniors who are afraid of mit clinically valid objective data back to healthcare, relatives, moving are more likely to experience a fall. Physical activity professionals and caregivers. The real-time fall protection tor coordination (Mayo Clinic, 2018). of concern regarding a patient’s status. By enabling individuals with the latest health technology, they can live a healthier, safer and more active life.

Our Predictive Health Devices Include: Tango – Realtime Wearable Fall Protection Belt • Multi-sensor smart comfortable wearable belt, detects impending falls, deployable airbags • Maximum functionality, reliability, comfort, and ease of use by seniors • Continuously logs user motion activity to review patterns and implement interventions to maximize quality of

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care, and sends critical data to doctors and caregivers. We Sense – Continence Management Technology • Offers real-time wetness events monitoring that enables caregivers to change patients and resident’s briefs at the right time with compliance reporting. This also helps reduce the incidence of falls surrounding toileting issues. Incontinence is continuously monitored reducing costs of Urinary Tract Infections and Wounds. All residents are monitored via smart phone or tablet. Overall costs are reduced using less briefs and minimizing staff time and resident discomfort. Vyvo–Vista - Advanced Wearable Monitoring System • Measures BP, Heart Rate, Oxygen, Air Temperature, Clinical Grade EKG Analysis, (AI), Stroke Prevention, Atrial Fibrillation Detection, Respirations, Sleep Quality and Fall Prevention and Detection, GPS Location Services, HR/Mood, Energy Mediation, and Guardian Warning Feature. • Tracks and charts gathered data; Enables user-set biometric panic levels • With user approval, shares data with up to 20 others (parents, children, physicians, coaches, etc.) UprightVR - Fall Prevention Balance and Assessment VR


Trazer – Advanced Rehabilitation Technology • Numerous senior citizen fall protocols developed at Cleveland Clinic; comports with CDC STEADI protocol • Designed to improve physical performance, enhance safety, and assist in rehabilitation of injury in a fun, interactive way thereby increasing the viability of assessment VentTrax 360 – Wireless Ventilation Monitor System • Provides alarm type, duration, and monitoring status. In addition, patient alarm activity is displayed. • The self-supervising systems also displays transmitter battery condition, connectivity, and system status. • The alarm information is easy to read and changes color as the event time increases. Nearly 1/3 of seniors living in their own home, or the home of adult children caregivers suffer from a serious after a hip fracture. Many may never completely recover from the injury (Cleveland Clinic, 2016). New technologies are changing the way of healthcare delivery and management as it is becoming more complex and demanding. Each of these low-cost fall products optimizes family member/resident’s safety. Many, of which, are covered in the Medicare/telehealth bill. It is giving hope to the quality of life of seniors. For more information visit

• Low-cost, easy to administer, ‘pre-fall’ balance tests and fall risk assessments must be easily and regularly available, where seniors live, shop, and receive medical care if Government and private fall prevention objectives to be realized. • UprightVR’s mission is to “catch them before they fall” by facilitating a new Do you need balance assessment paradigm. LinQ Fall Prevention Alarm – Intelligent Exit Alert Monitor • Silent wireless alarm system with monitoring at a central location (hallways, nurses’ station, smartphones) at LOWCOST • Color coded red, yellow, and green indicating patient fall status • Visual and audio cues of Bed, Chair, Toilet (BCT) exit activity • Real-time analytics focusing staff attention where it is needed most

help with prescription costs or are you confused about your Medicare benefits? Nevada’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) can Help! Certified Medicare Specialists are available to help review and explain your options.

This is a free service available all year long. Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period:

October 15 – December 7

Special programs may be available to cover your Medicare Part B and D premiums.

For more information, please call Northern Nevada SHIP

1-844-826-2085 This project was supported, in part by grant number 1801NVMISH, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, C.C. 20201 and administered by the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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Napa Valley Road Trip By: Connie McMullen

A jot to Napa Valley yielded some very interesting places to visit, eat, and buy great food. Not familiar with the wine country, the tour was fun and a great way to experience what most tourists do when frequenting the area. First stop was an easy accessible vineyard.

Andretti grew up in Italy, migrated to America, and began racing cars before age 19. His worldwide fame as one of the to develop his own winery specializing in Italian varietals. His dream with race care driving came about at an early age.

Andretti Winery

in Italy, as he says in a 2018 interview, “The mold was cast.”

The Andretti Winery, located 4162 Big Ranch Road, in Napa, CA. yielded great tasting wines. Yes, this is the Mario Andretti of racing car fame, who has with partner Joe Antonini, a former Kmart CEO formed the Andretti Winery, founded in 1996. The Andretti Winery grounds are beautiful and resemble old world atmosphere.

“As soon as we arrived in America in 1955, there were hurdles to pass, but luckily brother Aldo and I had three years of Enout how to get by. “Aldo and I started building a race car two years after arriving in America.” In 1959 they started racing, and “never looked back.” The Andretti Winery today is a beautiful vineyard, its wines grown for an expansive palette. On our tasting, we were served four different wines, but the featured Don Renzo Rose truly grabbed my attention…enough to come home with several bottles. The wine is named after a man that helped Mario in the early years in Italy. Beautifully bright pink, it has the aroma of fresh cut strawberries and white peach. Another favorite of the day was Andretti Napa Valley Sauvi-

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gnon Blanc, bursting with bright fruit aromas of white peach, passion fruit and citrus blossom. It too, an amazing choice.

where a community gathering is hosted. Proceeds go to a

The Andretti Winery, located in the Oak Knoll region on 42-acres, is planted with Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes. The Napa Valley Series includes an extensive line-up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, and Zinfandel.

Feast it Forward 1031 McKinstry Street Napa, CA 94559 Phone: (707) 819-2403

Andretti Winery 4162 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558 Phone: (707) 259-6777

Oxbow Public Market The Oxbow Public Market, located close by, is a lively hopping shopping market and eatery, selling and serving some of the best meat, cheese, produce, herbs, ice cream, chocolate, and market products available in richly fertile Napa Valley.

Feast it Forward Our next stop was downtown Napa, where we toured Fest It Forward, a TV Network in Napa, specializing in food. Feast it Forward is a web based lifestyle & food network, based at 1031 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA. The Feast Network has featured famous chefs from across the studio and kitchen hosts great events. The unique live studio plus experiential showroom features a 16 winery tasting room and retail shop, surrounded by the FEAST lifestyle. Merchants include the Fatted Calf, Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant, Ritual Coffee Roasters, The Olive Press, Whole Spice, Live Fire Pizza, Napa Valley Distillery, Three Twins Ice Cream, Napa Bookmine, Anette’s Chocolates, Five Dot Ranch and Cookhouse, Hog Island Oyster Bar and much more. There is truly something for everyone at the Oxbow Public Market.

President and Host Katie Hamilton Shaffer says activities surrounding the studio have been amazing, featuring some of the most famous chefs of today. Feast it Forward also sponsors numerous events monthly that include an Open Mic (March 21-Nov. 10), Wine & Design (Oct. 17-Dec. 5), and Social Responsibility Hour (June 4-Dec. 3). Open Mic at the Studio by Feast it Forward, is dedicated to expansion of Napa Valley and Bay Area music. Wine & Design allow one to create crafty art using repurposed corks. Each class costs $20 for materials, the wine bar is separate.

Oxbow is located at 610 & 644 First Street, in Napa, CA. 94559, in the Oxbow District of downtown Napa, situated along the Napa River and Napa River Trail, adjacent to the Oxbow Preserve and Oxbow By-Pass Commons. Parking is available in the parking lots on the North and South side of the market hall. (Napa Valley page 34)


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Napa Valley / from page 33 Oxbow is open seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. All tenants are expected to be open at least between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday is locals night, and some merchants are open later.

Napa Valley from its rooftop destination. The Archer also features Charlie Palmer Steak, its second signature restaurant in downtown Napa. The Charlie Palmer’s Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar is a must visit on your trip to Napa, where one can eat, enjoy the scenery, pool and spa. The Sky & Vine is a one-of-a-kind design, showcasing a 7,000 square foot bar, restaurant, and lounge on the roof of the Archer Hotel. The Sky & Vine view gives way to the urban energy of downtown Napa and valley vistas beyond the city. The venue has area for semi-private events, including soft seating with two

Archer Hotel Napa The last stop on our Napa trip is a visit to the Archer Hotel, located at 1230 First Street, Napa. The Archer Hotel is beautifully designed and opens to a glamorous entrance with open space and high ceilings. It has wonderful design, with featured rock, wood, and medal architecture. The Archer Hotel Napa is a luxury boutique, in the heart of downtown Napa. Having opened in November 2017 with a focus on service, luxury and dedication to detail. The hotel features 183 rooms, including 39 balcony-clad suites spanning

demonstration, product launches and more. Night or day, the Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar is a wonderful way to take in Napa Valley and all the beauty the community has to offer. Archer Hotel 1230 First Street Napa, CA




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Generation Boomer Magazine - Winter 2019/2020  

As we head into 2020, the boomer generation is entering a new phase in life. Not only are boomers the largest segment ever of an increasingl...

Generation Boomer Magazine - Winter 2019/2020  

As we head into 2020, the boomer generation is entering a new phase in life. Not only are boomers the largest segment ever of an increasingl...