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A SoCal Senior Publication




September 2015




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Contents 8 Reverse Mortgage vs. HELOC 10 Preserving Your Legacy 14 Healthy Aging Socialization leads to a better quality of life for seniors 12 COVER FEATURE:

Caring for Aging Parents

16 Long-Term Care Insurance 18 Understanding Medicare 22 New Genetic Test for Prostate Cancer - Hope or Hype? 24 Understanding Senior Housing Choices 26 Hearing Loss Affects All Areas of Your Life

20 Living with Lymphedema - Benefits of Quality Medical Compression Garments

28 Your Right to Health Begins Today 32 Understanding Sleep Apnea 34 Non-surgical Hair Replacement Options 38 Orange Reads 40 Entertainment Guide: September Events - Day by Day

30 Managing Arthritis

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Reverse Mortgage vs. HELOC THE ULTIMATE LINE OF CREDIT By Howard Platte

Today’s reverse mortgages may include a line of credit that can have very flexible features. Many people are unaware of these features. This article provides a simple feature comparison of these two very different products. The advantages and disadvantages are compared side by side.


ome homeowners are facing the very unfortunate consequences of having obtained a typical Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) from a bank that has now terminated and requires large monthly payments. Let’s compare that to a Reverse Line.

in the entire life of the loan. Even that would take 3 years because of the annual 2% increase cap. A regular Home Equity Line of Credit the Banks Issue (HELOC) could reach that level without any time restriction.


STARTING RATE & ANNUAL CAP Both of these loans have starting interest rates that are guaranteed for a specific period of time. The difference is that the Reverse Mortgage has an interest rate that can change only once every 12 months with a maximum increase of 2% per year, therefore the rate is guaranteed for one full year at a time. The traditional conventional line of credit that banks issue can change its interest rate as often as every month and there is no limit how much the rate can change during a year, other than the lifetime interest cap.

THE MAXIMUM LIFETIME INTEREST CAP In a worst case scenario the Reverse Mortgage can only increase 5% higher than the starting interest rate

Depending on many factors a Reverse Mortgage can have little or no fees associated with it after the lender credits the borrower for the Margin and initial draw. It can also cost many thousands of dollars of costs in other scenarios. Only a discussion directly with your lender can disclose your options for your individual situation based on your circumstances and individual choices.

MONTHLY PAYMENTS & AMORTIZATION A Reverse Mortgage requires timely payment of property taxes, homeowners insurance and HOA dues just like any other loan. But it does not ever require regular monthly payments of principal or interest as long as at least one of the borrower’s continues to reside in the home and the loan is not in default. Compare this

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to a Bank HELOC – it requires interest payments every month for usually a period of 10-15 years. Then the loan requires full principal and interest payments to be made over the next 15-20 years. This means that when the typical Bank HELOC loan enters the repayment period in the 10th or 15th year the monthly payment increase required can be astronomical. Many borrower’s are unable to pay the new amortized payments on their retirement income. It is also a very high risk in a rising interest rate environment.

MORTGAGE INSURANCE Reverse mortgage loans have an annual premium of 1,25% that is accrued to the loan balance to cover the risk of the program and assure its availability in the future. It is a cost that should be considered because these fees are not payable on conventional HELOCs.

GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE - INCREASING LINE FEATURE What this means is that the amount of money available to the borrower on a line of credit is guaranteed to be available to the borrower by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The financial stability of the mortgage company issuing the loan now or in the future is not factor because of this guarantee. All of this is possible by the insurance premiums pooled

by HUD to cover losses. Regular lines of credit from a Bank can be cancelled if the lender believes you are no longer credit worthy or their security (equity) is impaired. During the last economic downturn of 2008 thousand of Americans with regular HELOCs received letters abruptly canceling their lines of credit. This would never happen on a reverse mortgage. In fact, one of the most unique features of a reverse mortgage is that any unused line of credit will actually increase the amount that is available year after year, Guaranteed by HUD, without re-qualifying in any way. These mortgages can be a viable financial solution for many seniors. But they must be considered carefully and structured for specific to your individual needs. This is not a product for one size fits all. When done properly it can truly be a blessing.

Howard Platte is the Branch Manager of the Anaheim Hills Branch of Golden Empire Mortgage. A veteran of over 30 years in the mortgage business, he is recognized as an expert on Reverse Mortgage Financing as well as traditional mortgage financing. He can be reached at 714.572.0727.


Preserving Your Legacy By Genene Dunn

As an estate planning attorney, one of the questions I get the most is how can I be sure that my kids aren’t going to just waste my money away once I’m gone?


ost are concerned that there is nothing they can do, and their adult children are just going to spend their inheritance away without a care for what their parents would have wanted. And we also get many clients that think their family members should be just fine on their own, but want to save their kids some of the financial burden of dealing with their affairs when they are gone. The solution for both of these clients is an easy one: get a living trust. Establishing a living trust is the easiest and most effective way of ensuring your family is protected from the costs involved with the probate process. There are, however, many other functions of a trust aside from just saving your family money by avoiding probate. Creating a living trust is a way to best protect blended families from arguing over assets in the parents’ estate, to make sure certain family members are not included as beneficiaries of your estate if they are not wanted, and it is a very effective way to obtain “control from the grave” over your assets. We are constantly asked by our clients how they can be sure that the assets they have worked so hard to obtain their whole life do not get wasted away by their heirs. Many of our clients did not inherit their estate, and instead worked their whole lives to earn what they currently have. For many of those clients, they become fearful of the possibility that as soon as they pass away, their children are not going to be responsible with their inheritance. The biggest fear we hear of most often is that children might waste away the assets instead of preserving them for future generations. We console their fears by explaining that there is a way of obtaining some control over their assets from the grave, by structuring their trust to limit how their assets are spent over the span of their children’s lives.

How can I be sure that my kids aren’t going to just waste my money away once I’m gone?

A popular option for many of our clients who have concerns over preserving their estate even after they are gone is to give their children a life estate in the assets. By giving their children a life estate, the assets of the parents are held in trust for their children’s entire life, with the trustee having the power and authority to pay for things on behalf of the children as well as distribute any income received by the children’s trust. Many of our clients are also deciding to put a professional fiduciary in charge of these trusts to be sure that all of their children are treated equally and the assets are being properly spent for the best interest of their children. Utilizing this option in a living trust allows for the parents to adequately provide for their children during their entire lives, while still giving the best option for preserving their estate for future generations. Living trusts are very versatile. There is almost always a way for us to customize the structure of a trust in order to accomplish each of our clients’ specific goals. We are able to help our clients preserve their legacy and take comfort in the fact that their family is going to be protected as best as possible because they have a proper plan in place should tragedy strike. Genene Dunn is an attorney at the Law Offices of Donald A. Hunsberger. Hunsberger Law is a full-service estate and business planning legal firm, with estate planning attorneys and a licensed, professional fiduciary on staff. Connect with Don Hunsberger by calling (714) 663-8000 or visiting



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Caring for

Aging Parents By Ken Earwood

Thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in modern medicine, there are more Americans over the age of 65 than there have ever been.


he U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be aged 65 and over, com- pared with 13 percent in 2010 and 9.8 percent in 1970. As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents. For many people, one of the most difficult conversations to have involves talking with an aging parent about extended medical care. The shifting of roles can be challenging, and emotions often prevent important information from being exchanged and critical decisions from being made. When talking to a parent about future care, it’s best to have a strategy for structuring the conversation. Here are some key concepts to consider.

COVER THE BASICS Knowing ahead of time what information you need to find out may help keep the conversation on track. Here is a checklist that can be a good starting point: • Primary physician • Specialists • Medications and supplements • Allergies to medication • It is also important to know the location of medical and estate management paperwork, including: • Medicare card • Insurance information • Durable power of attorney for healthcare • Will, living will, trusts and other documents

BE THOROUGH Remember that if you can collect all the critical information, you may be able to save your family time and avoid future emotional discussions. While checklists and scripts may help prepare you, remember that this conversation could signal a major change in your parent’s life. The transition

from provider to dependent can be difficult for any parent and has the potential to unearth old issues. Be prepared for emotions and the unexpected. Be kind, but do your best to get all the information you need.

KEEP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN This conversation is probably not the only one you will have with your parent about their future healthcare needs. It may be the beginning of an ongoing dialogue. Consider involving other siblings in the discussions. Often one sibling takes a lead role when caring for parents, but all family members should be honest about their feelings, situations, and needs.

DON’T PROCRASTINATE The earlier you can begin to communicate about important issues, the more likely you will be to have all the information you need when a crisis arises. How will you know when a parent needs your help? Look for indicators like fluctuations in weight, failure to take medication, new health concerns, and diminished social interaction. These can all be warning signs that additional care may soon become necessary. Don’t avoid the topic of care just because you are uncomfortable. Chances are that waiting will only make you more so. Remember, whatever your relationship with your parent has been, this new phase of life will present challenges for both parties. By treating your parent with love and respect—and taking the necessary steps toward open communication—you will be able to provide the help needed during this new phase of life. Ken Earwood is a professional financial advisor with more than 20 years of experience serving clients in the financial service industry. CA Lic. #: OC44710. He can be reached at 16531 Bolsa Chica St. Ste. 304 HB, CA 92649. E-mail: or call (714) 840-9283, ext. Securities offered through Parkland Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. 1. U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 2. Note: Power of attorney laws can vary from state to state. An estate strategy that includes trusts may involve a complex web of tax rules and regulations. Consider working with a knowledgeable estate management professional before implementing such strategies.


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Socialization leads to a better quality of life for seniors By Angela Clark, RN

How important is socialization as we age? Have you ever thought about this question or what does it really mean? No one wants to spend most of their days at home alone with a television or having limited interactions with others. Isolation and loneliness is becoming an increasing problem in our busy, fast paced world.


Pay attention to your daily schedule or that of the loved one you care for. Focus on the type of activities that actually fills the day, and with whom? Many studies are showing that isolation and a lack of socialization can lead to memory issues as well as depression for seniors.

of a community is a social unit of any size that shares common values. Senior living communities offer apartment style of living with restaurant dining and activities. It a supportive environment that can provide a renewed life on a daily basis – I can’t overstate enough the importance and power in social interaction to promote healthy living. Just think about being able to have a meal with other people, attend daily activities and programs, and always knowing there is someone there if you need help with anything at anytime. In a recent study at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that seniors in the U.S who have an active social life may have a slower rate of memory loss.



The next step is to look at possible socialization resources in your community. I highly recommend looking into local Senior Centers; they offer the opportunity to mix with contemporaries while also making available a wide variety of dynamic activities. Joining a gym that offers group classes can also connect you with others to increase your circle of friends. Finally many local organizations need help and seniors can make a huge difference. Think about volunteering – organizations such as cities and hospitals often offer a wide variety of volunteer programs.


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Researchers found that seniors in the U.S who have an active social life may have a slower rate of memory loss.

Socialization is not a housekeeper or caregiver stopping by the home for a few hours each week. Although many seniors generally have contact with their families throughout a week it is typically limited hours which just does not provide enough contact to truly fulfill our needs as human beings. We each require more interaction with others on a daily basis, this is why socialization is required for overall good health and wellbeing.

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LTC 101:

Exploring the Long-term Care Coverage Options When a person reaches the half-century mark, it is time to start planning the details of a comfortable retirement. One of the most important of these details is providing for your own long-term care.

WHAT ARE THE LTC COVERAGE OPTIONS? First on the list is traditional LTC insurance. This coverage is much like other forms of insurance, the customer pays a premium and, if LTC is needed, a specific list of benefits, limitations, and exclusions apply. Many people make this coverage part of their planning and purchase it in their 50s or younger as the premiums are much less at earlier ages. There is a substantial cost associated with waiting until retirement age to purchase this coverage. Second is a special type of long-term care insurance that is part of a State of California program called the California Partnership for Long-term Care. Much like traditional LTC insurance, only with state mandated benefits; this coverage protects certain assets from “spend-down” in order to qualify for MediCal. This coverage can protect assets for those who need long-term care and will need to rely on MediCal assistance sometime in the future. Like traditional LTC insurance, it is less expensive if purchased earlier in life. Third is what is known as “asset-based” or “hybrid” LTC coverage. This is a combination of either Life Insurance and LTC Coverage or an Annuity and LTC Coverage. These options can be paid for with premiums over time, a single investment, trading an obsolete life insurance policy, or using “qualified” money such as within an IRA. The advantage of this option is that the “death benefit” can be used for LTC (much like traditional LTC coverage) but any of it not needed for LTC transfers to beneficiaries upon the passing of the insured. If no long-term care is need, the entire death benefit passes to the heirs. If the combination is life insurance with LTC coverage, the life insurance can accumulate a cash value, just at does life insurance without the long-term care feature.


opefully you have been saving for retirement for many years before your 50th birthday. Your savings (and related investments) will be your primary source of funding for retirement income (usually augmented by Social Security, pension income, dividends, etc.), travel and other fun things, “rainy day” needs, your share of health care expenses, long-term care for you and your spouse, and your legacy that helps the kids and grandkids. Regardless of how wealthy one has become, these expenses are significant. Making sure they are funded in accordance with your desires requires careful planning and discipline. Experts such as your tax adviser, financial planner, investment adviser, and insurance expert are essential to guide you to your goals. The focus here is on long-term care (called LTC). In last month’s Sorbet we presented an overview of long-term care and the coverage alternatives. Here we will focus on the types of coverage available for purchase.

Today’s long-term care coverage is much improved over the coverage available decades ago. The companies that provide this protection now have a great deal of experience with long-term care financing. They work well with the providers of care resulting in peace of mind for those who need this care (nearly all of us), and their loved ones. If you happen to be past the half-century mark, but have loved ones near that age, pass this article to them. You might save them a great deal of time and money later. C. Lawrence “Larry” Thomas began working with long-term care and Medicare programs in the mid-1980s. He is currently associated with Insurance 101 Services to provide long-term care solutions to seniors and those approaching. Larry can be reached at (949) 37403316 or CA Insurance License #0C79256.


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Medicare: A + B = ? Where does D come in? By Denice Merrill

You are not alone. I get these questions all the time.


any of you attempt to read the giant piles of information that has or will be mailed to you about 4 months before you turn age 65. Also, many of you attend Medicare 101 meetings only to walk away sometimes a bit more overwhelmed. In today’s age, insurance companies need to stay compliant for government regulations and therefore must go over every little detail of benefits so as not to mislead a senior. But, there is an alternative. Did you know you could meet with an Independent Medicare Broker that represents many different plans in the convenience of your own home? They can simplify and help you to understand what Medicare A & B are and what that means to you. The quick answer is that Medicare A covers hospitalization, and Medicare Part B covers Doctors and services outside the hospital. But the more detailed explanation will show you there are deductibles and copays and financial exposures if you relied only on A & B. There are a variety of solutions that can help fill in the holes of Medicare A & B. Supplemental PPO “Like” plans, or HMO plans. Some include drug coverage, and some do not. Some with a monthly cost and some without a monthly cost. Thankfully here in Orange County, we have many plans available. Competition is a great thing! Then, what about D? Well the short answer is that Medicare Part D = Drugs. This is one of the most important and the hardest areas to do your own research. Everyone’s medications are unique and must be reviewed to verify what might be the best solution each year. Certain medications can vary greatly in costs from one plan to the next, as an example a diabetes type medication like Januvia or Glumetza on some plans could be $0 copay, and on another not covered at all or at a higher copay of $45.00. Medications are the biggest hidden moving part make sure you have a Medicare Broker that represents multiple plans to compare and verify your costs each year. If you are already in the Medicare system, Oct 15 through Dec 7 is the time of year that you can start reviewing and

make changes to your current solution that would become effective the beginning of each new year on January 1st.

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Living with Lymphedema Benefits of Quality Medical Compression Garments By Livia De Los Rios

The lymphatic system delivers nutrients to body tissues and removes waste products. It operates similarly to the circulatory system but is a separate system.

or other risk factors, including genetics, being overweight or obese and other health problems like heart or circulation issues. Lymphedema can be complicated to treat, which is why you should see your medical professional for appropriate options as there are many variables, techniques and specialized treatments for lymphedema.


hile the circulatory system relies on the heart to pump blood around the body, the lymphatic system relies on routine movement of the muscles and joints to push lymph fluid through the body. If a section of the lymphatic system is blocked or damaged, normal drainage may be slowed or stopped, resulting in swelling or lymphedema. The word “lymphedema” means swelling (edema) that results from the pooling of too much lymph fluid in areas of the body. This swelling occurs most often in the arms and legs, but it can also affect the face, neck, abdomen, or genitals. It is estimated that 5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema – resulting from cancer treatment


The most common procedure for managing lymphedema is called Complex or Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).

What Else Can You Do About Your Lymphedema? The following recommendations apply only to the area of your body affected by lymphedema. • Keep the affected area very clean • Avoid injuries to the skin that can lead to infection, such as scratches or bites from pets or bites or stings from insects. • Avoid other activities that can cause more extensive trauma to the delicate lymphatic vessels, such as excessive strain during exercise, restriction of blood and lymph circulation by blood pressure cuffs, tight bra straps, waist bands, etc. • Avoid temperature extremes that can stress the lymphatic system

CDT has two phases: phase l, reduction and phase ll, maintenance, each consisting of four elements. All the elements have specific contributions and can only be effective if applied together. The four elements of CDT are: • Skin Care • Manual lymph drainage (MLD) • Compression therapy • Exercise therapy Short stretch bandaging is used in the reduction phase. Once the swelling is reduced and stabilized, the limb can then be fitted for a special compression garment, such as the JOBST Elvarex® or Elvarex® Soft. These garments will help control your condition. Livia De Los Rios is president and CEO of Allied Medical Supply located at 424 S. Main St., Suite M in Orange. She can be reached by calling (714) 935-9200 or visit




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New Genetic Test for Prostate Cancer…Hope or Hype? By RobeRt Pugach, MD

It seems as if not a month goes by where we read headlines proclaiming new medical breakthroughs. A recent headline and article in the AARP Bulletin caught my attention. In the article, Brave New Worlds in Diagnosing Diseases, several new promising diagnostic tests, including one about a new prostate cancer assay, were outlined.


he test they discussed was captioned as a “less-guess” prostate test, the Oncotype Dx Prostate Cancer Assay test. While the AARP article implied that this was a brand new test, we’ve actually been using it at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center for the past 6 months. We’ve been evaluating and using tests like this for the past several years. We made the switch to the Oncotype Dx test because it seems to provide better information than tests promoted by other companies.

The Oncotype Dx test looks at cancer from a molecular level. This new medical field is called genomics. By analyzing DNA sequences in prostate cancer specimens, it has the potential to give us far more precise information about an individual patient’s cancer than a traditional pathologist can do using slides and a microscope. It may become extremely valuable in helping to determine which prostate cancers need treatment and what type of treatment should be provided. Do tests like Oncotype Dx replace standard prostate cancer screening measures like an annual digital rectal exam (DRE) and PSA blood test? Can it replace prostate biopsies? The answer to

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both questions is “definitely not.” Screening for prostate cancer remains the only way to determine if a patient may have it. Unfortunately, the death toll from prostate cancer is on the rise. Since the ill-advised recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force three years ago, that advised against routine screening for all men, the number of cases of advanced, incurable prostate cancer has risen significantly. Equally worrisome is the fact that it has been responsible for more prostate cancer deaths. In 2011, 29,000 men died of prostate cancer; this year that number will be 30,400. So, while all men should be screened for prostate cancer, the good news is that new tests like Oncotype Dx may help to target treatments only for those men with more aggressive genetic tumor markers. It may also allow us to develop therapies that target the genetic basis of cancer so that more minimally invasive therapies can be developed. At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, we’re proud of the international reputation we have earned in the field of diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. If you haven’t been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months call us to schedule this potentially life-saving test.

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Understanding Senior Housing Choices By Bruce Ballantine

The range of available housing and care services is wide, ranging from in-home caregivers to live-in facilities that can provide skilled nursing. Planning ahead for senior housing is not easy. The best anyone can do is to first become informed. Then, communicate early and often about the eventual life transitions.


ext, organize the legal paperwork and start planning financially for long-term care. When the need arises make an educated and possibly even a professionally-supported decision about the best possible living situation. This includes evaluations of certain aspects of an individual’s current daily living needs and to consider their needs on a long-term basis. The choices of housing for seniors include:

ACTIVE ADULT 55/62+ COMMUNITIES Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55. Housing types often include condos, townhouses, and single-family homes, and all are planned with an eye to offering a maintenancefree lifestyle for residents. Designed for independent and active adults who have few or no health care needs but who choose to downsize from their current homes. These communities offer a wide variety of activities including exercise, social clubs, and lecture series.

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in common dining rooms, and planned activities and outings. Some facilities also offer access to nurses and assistance with activities of daily living. Facilities can range in size from small six bed homes to large 80 to 150 apartment communities. These facilities are regulated by the state.

ALZHEIMER’S/MEMORY FACILITIES Certain assisted living facilities have either a section of apartments to care for residents with dementia or are exclusively only dementia care facilities. Along with more help with activities of daily living, these facilities incorporate many features and services to provide comfort

The more information that is gathered prior to the move, the easier it will be to find the right environment and have a smooth transition into a new lifestyle.

to and the easing of resident’s anxiety. These facilities are regulated by state and federal law.


Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs are facilities that offer progressive levels of assistance from independent, to assisted living, to memory care, and skilled nursing care - a full continuum of housing and services within the same community. The concept is that the resident does not have to move out because they need more assistance or need nursing care.


A move to an assisted living facility can be daunting and confusing for both seniors and their families. After a lifetime of independent living, a move of this magnitude alters what is familiar and comfortable. Adjusting to new surroundings, new routines, new people, and uncertainties about the future all take time. However, information is power. The more information that is gathered prior to the move, the easier it will be to find the right environment and have a smooth transition into a new lifestyle. Once the senior and/or their family have decided that an assisted living environment is required, asking friends, colleagues, or senior care professionals for referrals is a good start to locating quality facilities. Take a tour of each facility and come prepared with questions. It’s best to make an appointment for the tour so that you meet the people best suited to answer your questions. Talk to several of the residents as well. If you drop in, you could have a tour with someone who may not be best able to answer your questions. Asking the same questions and making consistent observations from one facility to the next will provide a method of comparison that will present the best feedback. Bruce Ballantine is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist with Evergreen Realty, CalBRE #001783833. He can be reached by calling (949) 632-2923 or email


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Hearing Loss just does not affect your ability to understand speech, it affects all aspects of your life. Seniors with Untreated Hearing Loss are significantly more likely to develop Dementia over time than those who retain their hearing or treat their hearing loss early. Multiple studies indicate that hearing loss can be linked to the onset of Dementia and Alzheimers Disease. Dr. Lin, over a six-year study (JAMA Internal Medicine. Frank R. Lin, MD, PHD. Hearing loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults) observed 1,984 adults with an average age of 77.4 years. Over the course of the study, tracking the progression of their cognitive function, Dr. Lin concluded that while further research was needed to identify the mechanics of how and why untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline are related, he states, “There is little doubt that hearing loss is a factor in loss of mental acuity in older adults. Even subjects with mild untreated hearing loss were found to more likely experience cognitive failures.” “Declines in hearing abilities may accelerate gray matter atrophy and increase the listening effort necessary to comprehend speech. Hearing Aids may not only improve hearing but preserve the brain.”

RISK OF FALLING People with a 25 decibel hearing loss (classified as mild) were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling than those with no hearing loss. Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss meant an increase in the risk of falling. One out of three adults (age 65 and older) fall each year and the falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Hearing loss decreases awareness of surroundings and environments and also increases cognitive load, in turn this raises the potential for falls. The association between hearing loss and increased chance of falling is considered clinically significant. Research is ongoing, but it is reasonable to suggest that Physicians inform patients of the link between hearing loss and falls, and to advise having their patients hearing tested annually, and to wear hearing aids when recommended by their Hearing Care Professional. Randy W. Rose is a hearing instrument specialist and owner of Rose Hearing Aid Center in Dana Point. Connect with him by calling (949) 388-5703, visit Rose Hearing Aid Center in the Dana Point Harbor at 24981 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Suite E-130 or visit


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in men and women over fifty. Not delay it, eliminate it.” I find myself telling people more and more why I do what I do…train with weights, do cardiovascular exercises, consistently make good food choices, don’t miss meals, don’t skip breakfast and get plenty of rest. The reason is, there is such a huge payoff for doing these things. Such as, having tons of energy, feeling good in my clothes, sleeping well, being able to keep up with my kids and wife, feeling enthusiastic about life, feeling strong just walking around, setting a good example for my children to follow and knowing I am doing the right thing internally to live a long and fulfilling life. Then there is the superficial bonus of liking the way I look with my shirt off at 58.

Your Right to Health Begins Today By Paul and Carolyn Fetters

Every day I speak to people on the many benefits of exercise and good nutrition. When I tell them about how they could live with vitality into their eighties and beyond their only question is, “When can I start?” ne of my favorite authors Dr. Henry Lodge, M.D. wrote a book called “Younger Next Year.” In it, he writes “Some 70 percent of premature death and aging is lifestyle related. Heart attacks, strokes, the common cancers, diabetes, most falls, fractures and serious injuries and many more illnesses are primarily caused by the way we live. If we had the will to do it, we could eliminate more than half of all disease

Do you really think I would do any of it if there wasn’t such a huge tangible payoff? Of course not. Think of all the things I could do if I didn’t spend time exercising. I could watch more TV, I could play games on my computer, or check Facebook, Instagram or Twitter mindlessly for hours, or I could work more, there’s always that. Think of all the time I would save if I didn’t go on those beautiful trail runs with my wife Carolyn, or when we go for long walks and talk about life and our future together. I could save a ton of time if I never trained with my son Matt in the gym anymore, trying to out lift each other, laughing and talking together. Sheesh, what a time waster that is. I think you get my point. I take good care of myself because the rewards are amazing. This is the good life, and it’s out there waiting for you. A life characterized by strong, aerobically fit muscles, a healthy heart, lean body, good bones, good immune system, and an alert, inquisitive, optimistic mind. So yes, I tell people I wouldn’t do any of it if there wasn’t such a huge payoff. It’s what I love most about our business, we can change lives, help build relationships, and yes, as my favorite book says we can help you become younger in one year.

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he word arthritis strikes fear in the hearts of older adults. It often signifies aging, pain, inactivity, and disability. However, new research shows moderate physical exercise can actually ease arthritis symptoms by decreasing pain and increasing a person’s likelihood of living a normal life. Understanding Arthritis: The most common form of arthritis-osteoarthritis, or also known as degenerative arthritis--affects more than twenty million Americans. Osteoarthritis (literally meaning “bone-joint inflammation”) is caused by wear and tear on joint surfaces and most frequently involves the hips, knees, lower back, neck, and fingers. More than half of people over sixty-five have some evidence of osteoarthritis on X-rays, although it doesn’t always manifest as symptoms. Many problems arise from a sedentary lifestyle. Joints lose flexibility and muscles lose strength, feeding the cycle of pain, inactivity, and more pain. Exercise Offers Sweet Relief: Vigorous walking, swimming, and bicycling boost the release of powerful endorphins, the body’s natural

painkillers. When done four to five days a week, these aerobic activities improve general cardiovascular health and aid in weight management (obesity is the single biggest risk factor for osteoarthritis). Strengthening and stretching exercises targeted at maintaining joint flexibility and muscle strength-especially for at-risk joints--slow the progression of degenerative arthritis. Yoga classes and moderate weight lifting programs are excellent ways to improve strength and flexibility. Bodywork can also provide relief. If arthritis is slowing you down, get serious with your exercise plan. Consult your physician; work with a professional trainer, physical therapist, yoga instructor, or bodyworker; and start a gentle, progressive exercise program. Your joints will reward you for it, and you’ll free yourself from arthritic pain. Michelle Bryant is the owner of the San Juan Capistrano-based Massage Associates. To connect with her, visit 31952 Camino (in the Mercado Village), call (949) 489-7924 or visit www. SEPTEMBER 2015 30 SORBET MAGAZINE



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The medications are the tricky part unless you do a review. A Medicare Insurance Broker does not work directly for any one company/carrier and therefore can offer a number of different plans. One size does not fit all. Every company/ carrier has a different “formulary” list of medications they cover and can vary greatly in costs. Every year, I reach out to my clients and ask them to let me know of any Rx changes so I can protect them by doing a review to confirm they are still on a good plan, or if we should consider making a change during

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Understanding Sleep Apnea By Scott E. West, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Diplomat of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines

Recently in the media there has been a lot of buzz about Sleep Apnea. I would like to clear up some of the mystery surrounding this important medical issue and hopefully leave you with a better understanding as to cause, steps to treatment, and better health. So, let’s review the symptoms of Sleep Apnea. 1. Waking up with a very dry or sore throat 2. Loud snoring 3. Waking with a choking or gasping sensation 4. Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day 5. Sleepiness while driving 6. Morning headaches 7. A restless sleep pattern 8. Forgetfulness, mood changes, and decreased interest in sex Next, what are the medical effects caused by Sleep Apnea? 1. Hypertension 2. Heart Disease 3. Stroke 4. Depression 5.  Diabetes 6. Alzheimer’s Disease 7. Again, forgetfulness, mood changes, and decreased interest in sex 8.  Premature Death

see studies where nearly all Sleep is N-1 and N-2 Sleep, which I call “Junk Sleep.” As with “Junk Food” - no real benefits come from it. If it is found you have Sleep Apnea, your doctor will recommend CPAP therapy. CPAP stands for “Continuous Positive Air Pressure.” It is a mask which fits over the mouth and nose, or nose only. It delivers air at a certain pressure to prevent the collapse of the airway. However, over 50 percent of those patients who know they should wear the mask either can’t wear it or simply won’t. So what can you do to get a better night’s sleep? Find a dentist that has a good background in treating Sleep Apnea patients with “Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).” OAT is the best alternative to the CPAP. And unlike the CPAP mask, compliance is over 95%.

If you are regularly experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor! Let him know how you’re doing and ask about Sleep Apnea. Your physician will most likely suggest a Sleep Study. Here they collect all the data needed for diagnosis and answer some very important questions. The study will determine if you have Sleep Apnea, and if so, how severe (number of events per hour which are closing off your airway). The scale goes, 0-5 events per hour is normal, 5-15 is considered mild, 15-30 moderate, and 30 and above severe. If you are having over 5 events per hour, treatment is recommended.

The following are some pointers for finding the right dentist. Has he worked closely with the Sleep Centers and medical doctors in the community? Is he able to interpret your Sleep Study, analyze your situation, and make an appliance customized to your needs? How many years has he been making Sleep Appliances? Does he work with more than one type of Appliance? And, what is his success rate?

Another key item used for diagnosis are the Stages of Sleep. Ideally it is good to have at least 20% REM Sleep. You may have heard of this, it stands for Rapid Eye Movement. This is the stage of Sleep were dreaming takes place, the mind’s organization of memories, and retention of learning. You also need to have about 20% N-3 Sleep, or what is called “Restorative Sleep.” This is when you get some real rest, at the same time growth hormones are released while your body is repairing itself. I very often

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Finally, is he a Medicare provider with a staff knowledgeable in both Medicare and Medical Insurance?

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Full Strands, Inc. By Jody Robinson

It’s exceptionally rare to find hair artists who truly cares about their customers’ needs and are dedicated to finding the perfect solution – and have the skill and experience to actually achieve your desired results.


ith years of experience in helping women who have fine and thinning hair challenges “feel beautiful again,” Debora Routhe and Carly Elliott are the “dream team” behind the Mission Viejo-based Full Strands, Inc. – the go-to professionals for clients searching for non-surgical hair replacement options and hair extensions. Debora is an American Board Certified Haircolorist and cutting specialist while Carly is an extension expert with vast experience in adding volume and length to any type of hair. “When it comes to hair extensions or hair restoration/ replacement, it’s not one size fits all,” says Debora. “What sets our business apart from others is our dedication to continuing education. We continually seek to discover better products and techniques to give our customers the hair of their dreams. Further, we are full-time behind the chair hairdressers. We are well versed in all aspects of color, design, and styling. This experience allows us to make all hair systems and extensions look incredibly natural and undetectable.” Eight years ago, after an increasing number of her clients came to her with fine and thinning hair concerns, Debora made it her mission to find ways to help. “I sought out solutions and became certified in numerous techniques,” she says. “Our business in the non-surgical hair replacement industry has grown by word of mouth from our satisfied customers. We are truly making a difference for women who felt for so long that they had nowhere to go and could find no acceptable solutions for



their fine and thinning hair. We have seen self-confidence come back for the clients we serve. They no longer feel self conscious or embarrassed of their appearance. We are excited to come to work every day and transform our clients into the best version of themselves. We live to make people feel beautiful!” Equally passionate about giving back to the community, Full Strands supports South County Outreach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves with a food pantry, homeless prevention counseling, and rapid re-housing programs. “The most rewarding aspect of owning this business is that we get to do what we want to do,” says Debora. “We get to choose the products, the hair systems, extensions, and the tools we work with. We selected the salon decor and pick the music we listen to. We have created a wonderful environment for our clients to enjoy an in which our creativity can flourish.” Book online at Full Strands is located at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 201, Studio 21 in Mission Viejo. Debora and Carly can be reached by calling (949) 300-3625.





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We have a theory that almost everything is better when it’s French. Cheryl Turner knows it and her shop, Paris in a Cup, proves it.


aris in a Cup is a transporting experience. That is to say, once inside, you’re in Paris. Segmented into two unique experiences, Paris in a Cup greets you with a boutique where treasures from France abound (at very reasonable prices), where you can find a little beautiful something for almost anyone: imported and signature lines of tea, handmade cards, aprons, Parisian memorabilia, jewelry, sweets and more.

Keep going and you find the real treasure, a tearoom worthy of the most iconic streets of Paris itself. Chandeliers, original art, glamorous French accents and detail after detail create a rich, stately ambience without being gaudy or overwhelming. It’s an atmosphere ideal for

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Orange Reads – Two Books, Two Cities For the month of October, Orange Public Library has partnered with Fullerton Public Library to read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and brand new release, Go Set a Watchman. Join us in reading both books.


Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee which has just been released this summer! The novel was written before To Kill a Mockingbird, but only recently discovered and published. The story follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York back to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus, 20 years after the events in the previous story. According to the publisher, Go Set a Watchman includes many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.

e will also offer several programs to celebrate reading these books as a community. Programming will include book discussions, movie showings, a Southern cooking demonstration, a trivia contest, nostalgic games, music performances and more. There will also be an engaging speaking presentation called Law and Order: Atticus Finch by Constitutional Law expert and fellow literature fan, Dr. John Eastman of Chapman University. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American Literature. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The character Atticus Finch has service as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers.

In August, patrons can pick up a program brochure at any branch of the Orange Public Libraries or Fullerton Public Library. For more information, check our websites at cityoforange. org/library/orangereads.asp or


September - Arts & Entertainment

Day by Day


Taco Tuesday Ricardo’s Place Mexican Restaurant. 32082 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 11am-9pm (every Tuesday).


6th Annual Sunset Jazz at Newport: Byron StriplingBobby Floyd Quartet in “A Salute to the Trumpet Legends” featuring Graham Dechter, Joe LaBarbera SUNSET JAZZ AT NEWPORT will Feature Straight Ahead Jazz performed by some of the most popular artists from the Newport Beach Jazz Party and The Jazz Cruise: 900 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach. 6 pm -8:30 pm

Cost: $24-$30. 26801 Ortega Highway, SJC. (949) 2341300. Dana Wharf Live Music Cruise Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it’s large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. You’ll be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of Dana Pride Punch! Every Sat until Oct. 17, 2015. 34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point from: 8 pm to 9:30 pm. $19 per person. 949-496-5794.




First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 pm – 9 pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. PCH Laguna Beach.


Friends of the Library - 1st Friday Film Come and see “Spare Parts” in the La Sala Room of the library. Free to Friends of the Library members, $2 for Potential Members 31495A El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. SJC Regional Library - La Sala Room 7 pm. Phone: (949) 493-2688


with Ed Sullivan. (Call ahead, concerts can sell out!). Gates open at 5:30 pm. Concert starts at 6:30 pm

Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series - The Fab Four This is the final concert in the Music Under the Stars 2015 Summer Concert Series. Show will feature a loved and timeless tradition at the historic Mission on Labor Day weekend, The Fab Four: Ultimate tribute to the Beatles

Farmers Market: The Great Park in Irvine Every week, rain or shine, the Great Park Certified Farmers Market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, and a selection of gourmet food trucks. Take home fresh produce grown on the Great Park Farm and other local farms and enjoy live entertainment, including live music, car shows, and more. 10 AM - 2 PM. Marine Way off Sand Canyon.


Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari Dana Point Highest rated Orange County whale watching adventure! Get up close & personal with magnificent whales aboard our high-tech catamaran sailboat. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.


Orange Farmers Market Affiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers’ Markets. California certified farmers’ markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers


Parody - Just for Giggles! By Beverly Blake and Tom Scott The suave hero is racing over moors, pursued by a small biplane, while on a hill to the side, a familiar figure watches.


t is Alfred Hitchcock, who regularly shows up in his mystery thrillers. Except this isn’t cinema, it’s theatre, and old Alfie is a shadow puppet. It’s a scene from the enormously clever production of Patrick Barlow’s parody of Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at Camino Real Playhouse. You’ve never seen anything like it. Parody has been around for a long time. Heck, Aristotle even had something to say about it. According to him, Hegemon of Thasos was the inventor of a kind of parody; by slightly altering the wording in well-known poems he transformed the sublime into the ridiculous.

A parody is a text that imitates another work or genre for the sake of a good, hearty laugh. Don’t confuse this with satire, which also gets a laugh but isn’t in it just for the chuckles. Parodies aren’t meant to incite some major social change, and they’re not even meant to knock the original work down a notch. Really it’s really all about the giggles. Hitchcock aficionados will be happy to learn that in The 39 Steps all the original scenes are there (albeit somewhat altered!) and that some of the text comes right out of the original film. Here is some fun 39 Steps trivia: • At the old Wembley Stadium, 39 steps needed to be climbed to reach the Royal Box and collect a winner’s trophy • St David’s Cathedral in West Wales had 39 steps • There are 39 books in the Old Testament • The 39 Steps was Hitchcock’s first film with a classic theme that he modelled repeatedly for the remainder of his career • The atomic number 39 is a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminium alloys - yttrium, Y • The Code 39 is a bar code broadly used in non-retail applications. It is a bar code that allows for alpha and numeric encodes, as well as some symbols


SEPTEMBER - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. 9 am – 1 pm (rain or shine). Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange.


San Juan Capistrano Farmers Market Each Wednesday, residents and visitors can enjoy purchasing fresh flowers, produce, and specialty foods at the San Juan Capistrano Farmers’ Market. The market features up to 30 vendors and is held at Yorba Street and Camino Capistrano right in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. 3-7pm


2015 Yappy Hour Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Proceeds from the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran’s Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence. 5 to 8 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel One Ritz-Carlton Drive in Dana Point.


Dana Point Farmers Market Each Saturday, California farmers bring fresh produce to sell at the Dana Point Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm. La Plaza Park on PCH near the Clock Tower. The first Sat. of each month features a Craft Fair that runs until 3 pm.


Brian Regan (Center Debut) at Segerstrom Hall. Brian Regan is one of the most prolific comedians in the business and always brings new material to each of the more than 100 cities he visits each year. Selling out cities from coast to coast, join us for a hilarious night, as Regan shares insights and observations as only a “comedian’s comedian” can. 7:30 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa. Senior Saturday Community Festival The Huntington Beach Council on Aging (HBCOA) is proud to announce its 27th annual “Senior Saturday Community Festival” to be held at the beautiful Pier Plaza in downtown Huntington Beach, on Sat, Sept. 12, 2015, from 9 am to 2 pm. 1 Main St, HB. 9 am – 2 pm. (714) 374-1710. Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 10:00am to Sun, Sept. 13, 2015 – 5 pm

Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds and sights of these amazing vessels. There will be eight tall ships, interactive living history encampments and stage shows, and a chance to tour the tall ships, take cruises and explore the Ocean Institute facilities. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point (949) 496-2274.


Laguna Niguel/Aliso Viejo Farmers Market Local honey, lots of fruit, and a vast array of Asian and Western greens are among the draws. Many prepared foods, but no crafts and/or other non-food items. 9 am -1 pm. 27068 La Paz Road in Aliso Viejo.


Seal Beach Farmers Market This small Tuesday market is convenient for nearby Leisure World residents. Around 15 vendors that and include many familiar to other Orange County farmers markets. Seal Beach Village, 13960 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. 9 am - 1 pm


Native American Basket Weaving Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving. Wednesdays (1st & 3rd of each month). 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 6th Annual Sunset Jazz at Newport: Ken PeplowskiChuck Redd Quintet – “Benny & Beyond” with Tom Ranier, Katie Thiroux, Matt Witek SUNSET JAZZ AT NEWPORT will Feature Straight Ahead Jazz performed by some of the most popular artists from the Newport Beach Jazz Party and The Jazz Cruise: 900 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach. 6 pm -8:30 pm San Juan Summer Nites - Concert Series Come and enjoy FREE music in Historic Town Center Park. All Concerts Feature. Great Food, Live Music, Beer & Wine, Exhibit Booths, Youth Activities and so much more! Bring a lawn chair or blankets for seating. FREE (purchase food & drink). 6 pm- 8 pm. Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano.


Under The Stars Series Presents: Street Corner Renaissance An a cappella group with infectious energy and a versatile show-set, Street Corner Renaissance (SCR) offers audiences an authentic street corner experience combining the


SEPTEMBER - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT polish of a seasoned Las Vegas act replete with humor and masterful stage craftsmanship. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 West Malvern Ave.

in advance, $22 at the door (includes valet parking). www.

Fullerton. 7:30 p.m. (714) 738-6595



Huntington Beach Farmers Market Affiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers’ Markets. California certified farmers’ markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. 1 pm - 5 pm (rain or shine) Pier Plaza: Main Street & PCH (next to the pier)



Brea Jazzestival - Brea September 18, 19, 20, 2015 The Jazz Festival is a crowd favorite from people in and around Orange County. The outdoor event draws well over 12,000 people during the four-weekend musical jazz extravaganza in the month of September. A prime seating area is set up for visitors. People can also bring their chairs and watch the festival from their vantage point, as Brea Downtown sets the ambiance. 330 West Birch Street, Brea.


Blue Whale Migration The annual “Giant Blue Whale Migration” brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 645 blue whales were viewed in 2014. Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off southern California, but over the last seven years this has changed dramatically with hundreds/thousands of giant blue whales spotted each year. 309 Palm St., #A Newport Beach. Daily 10 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-3:30 pm, 3:30 pm-6 pm. $20.


Surf City Nights is a Weekly Street Fair and Certified Farmers Market Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 9 pm, 90 vendors presents unique handcrafted wares: furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, live music, street performers, community groups and kids’ activities.


Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Enjoy top jazz musicians while The Ranch provides food and beverages in the patio overlooking Ben Brown’s Golf Course in Aliso Creek Canyon. Tickets: $17

Mariinsky Ballet: Raymonda. One of the most elegant ballets of all time – and rarely seen in its entirety - the full-length Raymonda will be performed for the first time in Southern California in Segerstrom Hall by the Mariinsky Ballet. Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 pm and 6:30 p.m. Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $29. 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa


San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival - San Juan Capistrano Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes. FREE Admission and FREE Parking. September 25-27: 11 am. 27129 Calle Arroyo San Juan Capistrano. (949) 5423445


The National Circus and Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China. For more than 50 years, The National Circus and Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China has been entertaining and mesmerizing generations of audiences around the world with incredible feats. Segerstrom Center welcomes, direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China in the program “Peking Dreams” on Sat, Sept. 26 with two performances at 2 pm and 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $19. 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa. 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa. J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano -Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center 26284 Oso Road San Juan Capistrano. 949-240-8441 Irvine Global Village Festival- Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival’s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Festival admission and parking are FREE. 10 am - 6 pm. Bill Barber Park 4 Civic Center Plaza Irvine. 949-724-6606.


SEPTEMBER - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair Visit the Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair to shop for one of a kind antiques and vintage collectibles and for handmade items from local crafters. Food will also be sold, including Slavic favorites, breakfast and lunch items, baked goods and homemade jam in many flavors! Balloon animals! Raffle! Church tours, that will include viewing hand painted icons. Stop on by and have a great time! 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, 995 N. West St., Anaheim Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer. Live music, food and vendors. OC Fair and Expo Center Costa Mesa


A Harvest of Quilts - The Flying Geese Quilters Guild presents their annual Quilt Show where over 300 traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quiltmaking, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits, live quilt auction, antique quilts display, and hours of hands-on workshops.


Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center on the Corner of La Paz and Pacific Park. Sundays 8 am - noon (rain or shine)


Acoustic Summer Sundays Come out for free music during Acoustic Summer Sundays at House of Blues Anaheim! Featuring talented local songwriters and musicians every Sunday night at 8 p.m. starting July 5th on the patio! Free, House of Blues 1530 Disneyland Drive in Anaheim. 8 p.m.


Irvine Farmers Market Affiliated with California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets. The certified farmers market concept is an effort to re-establish the traditional link between farmers and consumers in California. Irvine Kaiser Permanente CFM . 6670 Alton Parkway, Irvine. 9 am – 1 pm.

SOKA University 1 University Dr. Aliso Viejo. Sept. 26 & 27.

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Classes around OC:

Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Fitness and More! Community & Susi Q Center

Restorative Yoga with Roz – Tues 7 pm- 8 pm Cardio Hip Hop Wed 6:45 pm- 7:45 pm

*Yoga/Mat-Pilates – Fri 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm *Bead Weaving Class Fri 10 am - 11:50 am

*Gentle Yoga Class Wed 11:30 am-1 pm *Int./Adv. Watercolor Thu 1 pm - 4 pm *Yoga Fitness Mon 9 am - 10 am

Laguna Woods Village Community Center

Lakeview Senior Center Woodbridge Community Park

PC Computer Workshop - Mon 10 am- 4 pm & Sat 10 am- 1pm Table Tennis (Novice) Th 9 am-10 am Table Tennis (Intermediate) Tues 1 pm-2 pm Table Tennis Robot Lessons Mon 2 pm- 3 pm

*Intermediate Chair Exercises Fri 9 am – 10 am *Intermediate Chair Exercises Mon 9 am -10 am *Beginning Chair Exercises Tues 9:30 am -10:30 am *Beginning Chair Exercises, Weds 9 am-10 am *Country Line Dance Mon 10:30 am - 11:50 am *Country Line Dance Thu 9 am-10:20 am *Country Line Dance Fri 10:30 am - 11:50 am *Creative Writing Weds 1 pm - 3:50 pm *Piano- Beginning Mon 11 am – 2 pm *Piano- Intermediate Mon 2 pm-5 pm *Watercolor Painting (Beginning) - Fri 9 am- 12 pm

380 Third Street Laguna Beach (949) 497-2441

Florence Sylvester Memorial Senior Center 23721 Moulton Parkway Laguna Hills (949) 380-0155 *Bead Weaving – 10 am - 11:50 am

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way Mission Viejo (949) 470-3062

Park Walks Mon-Wed Fri at 8 am Outdoor Tai Chi (Basic Beginning) - Mon 9 am Croquet competition Tues 9 am Playground with Grandkids Weds 9 am Lawn Bocce Ball - Thurs 10 am Singles Evening Stroll Fri 6 pm

Bell Tower Community Center 22232 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 216-9700 Zumba with Tania Mon 7 pm – 8 pm Zumba with Tania – Wed 7 pm – 8 pm AM Yoga with Roz Mon 8:30 am - 9:30 am AM Yoga with Roz Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 am PM Yoga with Roz Tues 6 pm- 7 pm

24351 El Toro Rd Laguna Woods (949) 597-4267

Leisure World Community Services 24351 El Toro Rd Laguna Woods (949) 597-4659

Fitness Center - Mon, Weds and Fri from 6 am – 5 pm Tues and Thu from 6 am – 7 pm Sat from 6 am – 2 pm

City of Lake Forest Senior Center 25550 Commercentre Drive Lake Forest (949) 855-9444

B-I-N-G-O - Th 10 am-2 pm Foot Peddlers Walking Club Mon 10:30 am Senior Bowling League at Forest Lanes Fri 1 pm- 3:30 pm

Rancho Senior Center 3 Ethel Coplen Way Irvine (949) 724-6800

* Aerobic Strength And Pilates - Tues 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm * Aerobic Strength And Pilates - Th 12 pm-1:15 pm

20 Lake Road Irvine (949) 724-6900

Anaheim Senior Center

Tone Chime Choir Wed 12 noon Dapper Tappers - Fri 10:00 am Genealogy (Intermediate) - Last Monday of each month 3 pm Hatha Yoga - Tues 10 am Line Dance Tues 9 am & Wed 8:45 am Physical Fitness Tues 2 pm & Thu 9 am Spanish (Beginning) Tues 8:30 am Spanish (Beg & Inter) 9 am & 10 am Tai Chi - Mon 9 am Watercolors - Mon 11 am Friendship Luncheon - 2nd Tues of each month 12 noon Membership Luncheon last Sat 12:00 noon Membership Office Tues & Thu 9 am – 3 pm Movie Day - 1st Weds of each month at 1 pm Pinochle Sun 12 pm & Tues 5 pm Pool Room - Mon – Thu 9 am to 4:45 pm, Fri 11 am to 4:45 pm & Sat 11 am to 3:45 pm Senior Lounge - Mon – Fri 9 am to 4:55 pm & Sat 11 am to 4 pm Table Tennis Open Play – Thu 9 am – 5 pm Volleyball Mon 7:45 pm & Wed 8:30 am

250 E. Center St Anaheim (714) 765-4510

Orange Senior Center

Billiards - Mon – Thu 9 am - 4:45 pm, Fri 11 am – 4:45 pm & Sat 9 am – 3:45 pm Bingo – Thu 1 pm & Sat 12 noon Bobble Ball Practice - Fri 9 am Bridge Duplicate Sun 1 pm & Wed 12:30 pm Bridge Open - Wed 9 am Bridge Party - Tue 12 noon Bunco - 4th Fri 1 pm Canasta - Mon & Fri 1 pm Crocheting - Tues 8 am Dominoes - Fri 5:30 pm Balance & Mobility Tues & Thu 12:30 pm

Bingo - Daily at 9:15 am (except on party days) Live Entertainment - Mon, Th and Fri 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bridge Mon, Tues and Wed at 1 pm. Chess - Tues 1 pm. Scrabble - Thu 1 pm. Backgammon - Thu 1 pm. Bible Sharing - Thu 10 am. Stamp Club - Weds 9 am. Computer Workshop - Fri 9 am.


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