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New friendships are bonus of ‘Over the Hill' activities By Melanie Mulligan Guest columnist In the 1985 sci-fi classic film “Cocoon,” a group of senior citizens take a dip in an alien pool and emerge feeling young and frisky again. One rejuvenated couple, played by Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, discuss the miraculous results: “So you think we’re cheating nature?” “Yes.” “Well, I’ll tell ya, with the way nature’s been cheating us, I don’t mind cheating her a little.” Since time immemorial, people have been searching for a fountain of eternal youth— be it magical, chemical, surgical or extraterrestrial. But here in our own backyard, a group of local Angelinos seem to have found the secret to feeling young by going back to basics: staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They call themselves, with tongue firmly in cheek, the “Over the Hill Gang Los Angeles” (OHGLA), a mix of active singles and couples 50 years

OVER THE HILL Gang bicycled around Playa del Rey and on to Imperial Hwy. to visit vintage air museum tour of a DC-3.

of age and older. (Not surprisingly, most of the members are somewhat north of 50: the average age is 70. But if “50 is the new 30,” then 70 must be the new 50!) Nobody represents the OHGLA spirit better than its current president (all positions are voluntary), longtime Windsor Square resident Al Mizrahi. A retired dentist with a bright smile and a twinkle in his eye who still teaches two days a week at the USC School of Dentistry, Al looks

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much younger than his actual age (76 next month). He and wife Patti credit their overall fitness and vitality to healthy living and a positive outlook. Ten years ago, Al read an article in the Los Angeles Times about a ski club for persons 50 and older called the Over the Hill Gang L.A. He was 65 at the time, and still a very avid skier, but the passing years had left him with fewer buddies his age willing or able to tackle the slopes. So he joined for the skiing, and discovered much more: a wide variety of activities nurturing not only the body, but the soul. Along the way he became a board member, then vice-president, and now president of OHGLA. But for him the most important aspect was connecting with like-minded men and women at a personal level: “These people have become friends I can count on,” Al says warmly. “As the years go by, the group has become even more important.” To promote friendship, camaraderie and shared activities, OHGLA and its sister club, Ventura County Over the

Hill Gang (VCOTHG) are now opening participation in all events to the membership of both clubs. Approximately 130 members take part in a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, sailing, hiking, biking and kayaking. They also enjoy dinners and picnics, art and cultural activities (such as an evening at the Hollywood Bowl coming up on July 10), and travel to interesting destinations (everywhere from Catalina to Costa Rica to China). You can find information on these and many other activities at www.ohgla. org. In L.A., activities are usually moderate in intensity, although they have members who can stay with the heartier types who want more speed or steeper slopes. But nobody has to participate if the outing holds little interest, and no member is ever left behind. Al emphasizes that if you’re a senior seeking people in your age group with whom to enjoy outdoor and social activities, you’ll find these folks to be a positive and fun-loving bunch. So what’s next for Dr. Al and his OHGLA comrades? Ski (Please turn to page 15)

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Helen’s Room is memorial to friend Monica Kahn, founder of Helen’s Room, created a place where patients can talk and feel safe, and find resources to help with self-esteem and body image concerns, and its services are free. Those resources, scarves, hats, wigs, breast prostheses, mastectomy bras and more, are lifelines for the patients. Kahn’s words of encouragement come from a place of knowledge. She didn’t person-

ally experience cancer, but her lifelong friend Helen Rindfleisch died from lung cancer. Kahn wanted to reach out to others who didn’t have support and who couldn’t afford the accoutrements needed through cancer treatment. Helen’s Room provides confidential consultations with trained volunteers. They are available by appointment only. For more information, call 213-977-2429.

VOLUNTEEERS at St. Barnabas assemble squares which they will turn into blankets for Helen’s Room at Good Samaritan.

Senior knitters help Ebell expand blanket donations Donations of blankets to Helen’s Room have been on

Relay at Grove salutes survivors Volunteers are needed to assist the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Sun., July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon beginning at The Grove. Survivors will make a grand entrance as they descend from the Grove trolley. The participants will then walk a short distance to Pan Pacific Park where there will be refreshments, prizes and entertainment. Relay for Life brings together friends, families, and representatives of businesses, schools and hospitals… people from all walks of life, to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, and to remember those lost, said Ashley Millhouse, event coordinator. For information or to volunteer, go to ashley.millhouse@cancer.org.

the increase since the knitters at St. Barnabas Senior Services have been participating. Helen’s Room at Good Samaritan Medical Center is where cancer patients receive assistance. The room also is available for cancer patients who are referred by doctors at other medical centers. The Ebell of Los Angeles’ Social Services Department has been supporting the room for many years. Ebell supplies the patients with free scarves, wigs and the blankets which Ebell members have been making. It’s a collaborative effort among both Ebell members and a group of 15 knitters and donors of both funds and yarn. Since Linda Dean and Randi Jones, both members of the board at St. Barnabas, have involved their seniors, the output has expanded. At first, both Ebell and St. Barnabas knitters were contributing nine-inch squares, but later, the knitters have

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Art museum is second home to tour guide Patsy Palmer By Jane Gilman Gods, Myths and Legends." If your child was one of the “Each tour is limited to 10 25,000 students who visits the students, and we may spend Los Angeles County Museum 20 minutes at each artwork. of Art each year, he or she was For instance, they learn about treated to a docent tour. mythology when we view the One of those docents is Pat- Flight of Europa and the Trisy Palmer, who gives a tour to umph of Neptune. a group of students 14 times “We engage the students during the school year. in conversation, and encour The Windsor Square resi- age them to really think about dent is one of 300 docents for what they are seeing.” the museum. Becoming a docent requires The sixth through 12th a year of training and a second graders that may join her tour year as a provisional. “It’s a visit only a few works of art real commitment,” she said. during CouncilThriftSeniorOutlook.pdf and raised in Hancock the 90-minute visit 1Born 6/9/14 2:58 PM that has as its theme “Heroes, Park, she started her docent

volunteer role while a member of the Junior League in the 1960s. She took a leave of absence to get a graduate degree in analytical child psychology. During this time she and her husband Arnold raised four sons David, Michael, Andrew and Dan. It was in 2001 that Patsy returned to the “job” she loved. In addition to docenting, she arranges for speakers for the enrichment lectures that docents must attend. She also helps trains docents-to-be. “Patsy Palmer is a wonderful asset to our Docent Council,” said Council secretary Elizabeth Reeves. “As a long time

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docent and a life-long resident of our community, Patsy is filled with wonderful stories and information about LACMA. On her tour, she uses objects in the collection to explore the beliefs, principles, and concerns of various cultures. “In addition to touring, Patsy contributes to the organization of the Docent Council.

Most recently she coordinated the Docent Continuing Education program,” Reeves added. Patsy is also planning to volunteer as an “Ask Me” guide once a month to assist visitors new to the museum. “There is still so much to learn,” says the slim energetic brunette.

Museum docent volunteers gain art knowledge, meet new friends For the past 50 years, the Los Angeles County Art Museum Docent Council volunteers have provided tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions to a diverse audience. The docent program is challenging and requires continuous preparation. The friendship of a varied and interesting group of colleagues starts with the training class. Provisional training for the LAMCA Docent Council

is a two-year program which requires a significant time commitment. During the first year of training, classes meet weekly, late August through May. First-year provisional docents learn about LACMA’s encyclopedic collection through lectures, gallery walkthroughs, and gallery exercises. The student tours are conversation-based and interactive. For more information go to www.lacma.org/membership/volunteer.


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A PLAQUE was unveiled at the dedication ceremony. Speakers included, from left, Shirley Thompson, president of Friends of the Fairfax Branch; city Librarian John Szabo, Councilman Tom LaBonge, Rita Walters, member of the board of library commissioners; Grace’s son Jonathan Friedman, and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz.

Long-time volunteer honored at Fairfax Library dedication By Laura Eversz Dignitaries, family, friends and community members gathered recently for a dedication at Fairfax Branch Library in honor of Grace Friedman. For more than 30 years before her death at age 96 in 2012, Grace Friedman served as president of the Fairfax Branch Friends group, raising funds and advocating on behalf of the library. Addressing the standingroom-only crowd on what would have been his mother’s 98th birthday, Jonathan Friedman said the library at 161 S. Gardner St. stands as a monument to her. A Park LaBrea resident for many years, Grace participated in the library system’s Service to Shut-ins Program and volunteered in the citywide “Save the Books” campaign,

‘Hip’ Hollywood grandma launches romantic memoir Brazilian-born Evelyn De Wolfe launches her memoir recalling her loving and passionate romance in her 80s in a book titled: “Five Honeymoons, A true love story.” The book tells the tale of how two kindred spirits, drawing on an attraction from their youth, found each other again 65 years later after living many years apart in two separate hemispheres. As their romance blossomed through an exchange of hundreds of e-mails and phone calls, they finally met in such memorable settings as Rio, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and at a secluded farm in the Brazilian rainforest. Details can be found on her website: www.readevelyn.com.

which raised funds to replace books destroyed in the 1986 Central Library fire. As a professional librarian, she served for 32 years as the Religious School librarian at Adat Ari El, was a founding member of the Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California, and served in county and city elections as a precinct volunteer. “Grace Friedman exemplified the ideal of volunteerism and demonstrated the crucial role that volunteers can play in improving our city,” said City Librarian John Szabo. “She exercised leadership by example and her personal commitment makes her a role model for others.” She was also a darn good driver until an injury forced her to give up her license at age 96, said current Friends president Shirley Thompson. “From then on, she took the bus to the library. “Grace was the quintessential volunteer. She attracted people who wanted to help because she helped. She was just an exceptional person who was always active, interested and involved,” she added. “I think everyone gathered here today attested to that.”

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Long-time resident tells perks of living in neighborhood By Jane Gilman Mary Ann Halmoy remembers the days when there were no play dates or pre-schools. "Our neighborhood on

Beachwood was full of young kids who would all play together and parents who were active in the Van Ness Avenue School PTA.

“It’s been a wonderful neighborhood,” said Mary Ann, who moved here with her husband and two very young daughters in 1955.

“Howard Dippell of Dippell Realty sold us the house, explaining that the North Beachwood community was like a hidden village. “We celebrated New Year’s Eve right here on the block with an annual progressive dinner. We had dinner at one house, dessert at another and champagne at our house.” She walks to Larchmont Village once or twice a week, but laments that it is not the same as when she was a young housewife. A stay-at-home mom (my husband had the car), she recalls the children’s shop, Little Guys and Dolls, and Pat’s ice cream store. “My girls loved to listen to the new records at Ross Stratton’s radio and record store. “We knew our neighbors and we knew the shopkeepers. The tellers at the bank all knew me by name, and the only places you could eat lunch were at Café Chapeau,

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Belmont Village resident celebrates 104th birthday “My life has been great and I look forward to each and every day,” said Ashley Boone at a party in June at Belmont Village Hollywood Hills celebrat-

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Mental, social activity help prevent Alzheimer’s ing obesity, chronic stress, sleep deprivation, heavy drinking and vitamin B deficiency. 5. Drink apple juice. Apple juice can push production of the “memory chemical” acetylcholine; that’s the way the popular Alzheimer’s drug Aricept works, says Thomas Shea, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts. 6. Protect your head. Blows to the head, even mild ones early in life, increase odds of dementia years later. Pro football players have 19 times the typical rate of memory-related diseases. Alzheimer’s is four times more common in elderly who suffer a head injury, Columbia University finds. Accidental falls doubled an older person’s odds of dementia five years later in another study.

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“The idea that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest misconception about the disease,” says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now know that Alzheimer’s, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity. In search of scientific ways to delay and outlive Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Small tracked down thousands of studies and interviewed dozens of experts. The results are in a new book: “100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and AgeRelated Memory Loss” (Little, Brown; $19.99). Here are eight strategies Small found most surprising. 1.  Have coffee. In an amazing flip-flop, coffee is the new brain tonic. A large European study showed that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day in midlife cut Alzheimer’s risk 65% in late life. University of South Florida researcher Gary Arendash says caffeine reduces dementia-causing amyloid in animal brains. Others credit coffee’s antioxidants. So drink up, Arendash advises, unless your doctor says you shouldn’t. 2.  Floss. The health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia. University of Southern California research found that having periodontal disease before age 35 quadrupled the odds of dementia years later. Older people with tooth and gum disease score lower on memory and cognition tests, other studies show. 3. Google. Doing an online search can stimulate your aging brain even more than reading a book, says UCLA’s Small, who used brain MRIs to prove it. The biggest surprise: novice Internet surfers, ages 55 to 78, activated key memory and learning centers in the brain after only a week of Web surfing for an hour a day. 4. Grow new brain cells. Impossible, scientists used to say. Now it’s believed that thousands of brain cells are born daily. The trick is to keep the newborns alive. What works: aerobic exercise (such as a brisk 30-minute walk every day), strenuous mental activity, eating salmon and other fatty fish, and avoid-

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Fun ways to be active and fit, from poker to acting classes Water aerobics, acting, chair exercises, poker and ping-pong are just some of the activities available for seniors in our neighborhood.

Anderson Munger YMCA 4301 W. 3rd St. 213-427-9622 www.ymcala.org Gentle cycling, chair exer-

cises, tai chi, zumba and water flexibility classes are available at Anderson Munger YMCA. Chair exercises are Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

The HOLLYWOOD YMCA Offers Classes for Active Older Adults

COMPUTER CLASSES are Thursdays at Freda Mohr.

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Exercise can increase range of motion bone density and pain relief. Come by for a visit: HOLLYWOOD WILSHIRE YMCA 1553 N Schrader Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 or call 323 467 4161

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Gentle cycling is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Water exercise is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Tai chi is on Saturdays at 3 p.m. Claude Pepper Senior Citizens Center 1762 S. La Cienega Blvd. 310-559-9677 www.laparks.org Social poker, a mature drivers course, line dancing and ping-pong are some of the activities at Claude Pepper Senior Center. Others include acting, yoga, computer instruction, chair yoga and tai chi. Chair yoga is on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. Social poker meets Friday mornings, while ping-pong is played Friday afternoons. Call or drop by center for schedule. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freda Mohr Senior Center 330 N. Fairfax Ave. 323-937-5900 www.jfsla.org Computer instruction films, ping-pong, gait and balance classes, chronic pain workshops, knitting, bridge and arthritis exercise sessions are offered at Freda Mohr. Knitting group meets on Mondays at 10 a.m. Gait and balance workshops are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Arthritis exercise is offered on Mondays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Ping-pong is played every other Tuesday at 9 a.m., while films are shown every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Chronic pain workshops are given on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. The bridge group meets on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Computer class is Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Shabbat lunch is served on Fridays at 1 p.m. Westside Jewish Community Center 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. 323-556-5201 www.westsidejcc.org Brain ball, acting classes, multi-media art workshops

and water aerobics are available at Westside Jewish Community Center. Senior water aerobics take place Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. Strengthen and stretch classes meet Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Balance challenge workshops are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., while the Westside Singers meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. An acting workshop meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., or go to brain ball classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. There are also occasional dances and a discussion group for those with physical or cognitive challenges. Call for dates and times. Pan Pacific Senior Activity Center 141 S. Gardner St. 323-935-5705 www.laparks.org Bingo, ping-pong, tai chi and strength training are some of the activities at Pan Pacific Senior Activity Center, which also has a gym and computer lab. Hot lunches are also served. Yoga classes are Mondays and Wednesdays. Yoga ball classes are also available. Bingo is on Wednesdays. Tai Chi is on Thursdays. Strength training is Fridays. Schedules may vary so it is suggested to call or drop by and pick up a calendar. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hollywood Wilshire YMCA 1553 N. Schrader Blvd. 323-467-4161 www.ymcala.org/hw Latin groove and zumba dance, chair exercises, stretches, tai chi and Aqua Fit are some of the classes offered at the YMCA. Swimming and lap pools are available for public use. Stretch class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Aqua Fit for older adults is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Chair exercises are (Please turn to page 21)


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Fall prevention classes are on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Movies are screened Monday through Friday at noon. A hot lunch is also available daily. L.I.F.E. at Park La Brea 475 S. Curson Ave. 323-936-7194 Living Independently in a Friendly Environment (L.I.F.E.), sponsored by the Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, offers a wide range of activities and events for older

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adults in the Park La Brea community. Some of the activities include the Park La Brea Singers, a knitting and crochet club, and a gait & balance class, which meets Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Other Park La Brea activities include a bridge, chess, mah jongg, quilting, tai chi and a book discussion group.

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(Continued from page 20) on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Zumba is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Latin groove dance is Thursdays at 9 a.m. Tai chi is Fridays at 10 a.m. St. Barnabas/Hollywood Senior Center 1745 Gramercy Pl. 323-957-3900 www.sbssla.org Bingo, Wii bowling, computer class, arthritis exercise and choir are some of the activities on the calendar at the St. Barnabas’s Hollywood location. A hot lunch is also served every weekday. Computer class meets Mondays at 10 a.m. Bingo is Mondays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Wii bowling is played Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Arthritis exercise is offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Schedules may vary; check with office for more information. St. Barnabas Senior Services 675 Carondelet St. 213-388-4444 www.sbssla.org Tai chi, X-box Kinect, Zumba, a cyber café, fall prevention and movies are some of the activities offered at St. Barnabas Senior Services. The cyber café is open daily, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tai chi meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Play X-box Kinect games Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.


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