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Recycle - Think Blue Used Oil Recycle Senior Community Centers Resource Guide

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Life Plan Communities are Next-Generation Lifestyle for Seniors

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Christmas in July

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Summer Skincare Tips

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Traveling with Parents... Making Family Memories

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Anjou Chili Spread

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Summer Sangria

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Words from Wendy Summer

is here and it’s time to celebrate. Beaches are calling, travel plans are in the works, and picnics are the way of life. Speaking of beaches…do you have a favorite? Let us know. We’ll add it to our list of ones we enjoy. Do your summer plans include travel to somewhere far away or more week-end trips close to home? Are you traveling with parents or family members? If so, check out our suggestions for traveling with parents. These would be especially helpful if your parents or traveling companions need some extra care. Looking for a terrific vacation spot only a couple of hours away? How about Lake County? Enjoy wine tasting, relax for a night or more in the fabulous Tallman Hotel with its Japanese soaking tubs, dine on casual California cuisine, and savor the views of that gorgeous lake with over 100 miles of shoreline. We’ll give some tips and ideas for a funfilled, relaxing week-end. Take a look at their planned events for this summer

and fall. Sounds like fun to me! Planning weekend picnics around the pool or a big bash on July 4th? We’ve got you covered with recipes for a fantastic time. Can you say Sangria? How about a cool dessert? As you celebrate July 4th with picnics, fireworks, and fun… here are a few fun facts you might not have known about our Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence was signed by only two founding fathers on July 4, 1776, hence the date on the actual paper. The majority signed on August 2, 1776. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a writing desk which was placed on his lap…a laptop! An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. How many will you eat? The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the US is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. It began in 1785. Whatever your summer plans include, take us with you. We’ll all enjoy the experience.

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continuing care retirement community is a neighborhood designed for retirees and seniors. Often called CCRCs, these communities provide a continuum of care with accommodations for independent living, assisted living or nursing home care. For decades, CCRC was the accepted term used to describe communities like Paradise Valley Estates. It’s also a term that these communities have far outgrown. Today’s senior living communities are more like vibrant villages than care providers. The modern neighborhoods provide a range of residential options, along with creative, educational and social opportunities that make life more fulfilling.

That’s why, more and more, the term Life Plan Community is replacing CCRC. The new category is more expansive and aspirational — something the CCRC term could never be. A Life Plan Community is a place where you can live with the safety net of onsite care if needed and shed the stress and responsibility of day-to-day homeownership. It’s a place that helps residents to live life to the fullest. Along with eliminating the work of home maintenance both inside and out, seniors have broadened opportunities for social connections and recreational pursuits — an enjoyment many postponed for years while concentrating on raising a family and building a career.

They’re ideal home bases for active retirees who want to enjoy life and maintain excellent health while enjoying a life full of activities of their choosing. Care matters and it’s there if needed. But in communities like Paradise Valley Estates the focus is on living a life that’s rich with possibilities and opportunities. According to Jane Walker, director of sales and marketing at Paradise Valley Estates, one of the profound evolutions in senior communities has been in the areas of fitness and wellness. “The expectation for today’s residents is a fitness program with highly trained staff and a wide variety of activities, amenities and classes to keep everyone at their peak capabilities,” says Walker. “Better health and fitness allow people to maintain and enhance their lifestyle — to travel, pursue hobbies, volunteer and enjoy life deeply.”

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According to Walker, one of the greatest benefits of a Life Plan Community is that your future can be planned without leaving those important decisions to others. “Living in a community like ours not only provides a team of personal health advocates; you have both assured access and predictable costs for care. Even if your health needs change, your address doesn’t.” Walker says many cling to the notion that senior living communities are places for infirm or ill people. Those brave enough to dip a toe in the water, she adds, are often surprised by the vital and appealing reality. “At Paradise Valley Estates, we encourage people to make an extended visit for up to two days so they can fully explore the community on their own and meet others who have chosen the Life Plan Community concept.”

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hat appeals to you when looking for a weekend trip? Maybe relaxation and unwinding, with a little pampering thrown in? How about sampling award-winning wines, olive oils, and tasty goat cheese? Or, taking a cruise on the lake? Maybe you don’t want to plan

out too much…just get away and have a great time! If any of these seem like an ideal way to spend a week end or longer…head to Lake County. We did. Yes…Lake County. First, think about where you want to stay. The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake is definitely high on my list. Completely restored, its wide verandas and welcoming garden beckon you to take a deep breath, grab a glass of something refreshing, and relax. If that doesn’t do it, wait until you see your room. All 17 guest rooms have customdesigned furnishings and amenities to please. Some include fully restored period and antique bathroom plumbing fixtures, some have private patios with Japanese Ofuro

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soaking tubs, and some are spacious suites. We opted for a room with the soaking tub…and we were rejuvenated as we lounged in the tub. What a way to start or end your day! If you’re into history, talk to the owners. Bernie and Lynne purchased the hotel, which was originally built in the 1870s. Not only had it sat vacant for over 40 years, but it survived at least one fire, different owners, and was in serious disrepair. It’s not that way now.

Boatique Winery combines the owners’ two passions…high-quality wines and rare, antique boats. Set at 2266 feet, amidst alpine and oak forests, and in the shadow of Mt. Konocti, you’ll gaze out over 47 acres of rolling vineyards. In this Red Hills Appellation, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cab, Petite Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc thrive. Ahhh…great tastes.

The charm of the Old West architecture combined with the comforts you’dYolo find in many Yolo County’s County’s upscale hotels makes this hotel unique and a destination spot. Want dinner or drinks? Head next door to the Blue Wing Saloon with its casual California fare, signature cocktails, craft beers, wine, and entertainment. Solano County’s

Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill is another place you don’t want to miss. Family owned, they produce award-winning wines and olive oils. Listen to their story, taste the wines, learn about different olive oils, and soak up the

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Lake County Events &Activities SPRING & SUMMER 2017

May 20 - 21, 2017

July 2017

Lake County Winery Association’s Wine Adventure Passport Event - More than 25 wineries open their doors for visitors to enjoy tastings and food pairings.

Lakeport Friday Night Summer Concert Series - Library Park is host to a variety of bands including jazz, blues, country, and pop. Free to the public.

June 2017

July 7 - 8, 2017

Lakeport Friday Night Summer Concert Series - Library Park is host to a variety of bands including jazz, blues, country, and pop. Free to the public.

Lake County Rodeo - Fairgrounds in Lakeport.

June 2 - 4, 2017 Lakeport Sprint Boat Grand Prix Inaugural speedboat racing event.

June 1 - 4, 2017

July 15, 2017 Lakeport Downtown Criterium - Cycling race through the streets of historic Lakeport.

August 2017

Wood & Glory XIX Antique and Classic Boating Event - Events take place at various locations in Lake County.

Lakeport Friday Night Summer Concert Series - Library Park is host to a variety of bands including jazz, blues, country, and pop. Free to the public.

June 3, 2017

August 4 - 6, 2017

Wild West Days - Celebration of Upper Lake’s rich history and heritage with parades, contests and delicious food.

Blue Wing Blues Festival - Upper Lake best in blues music in the Tallman Hotel’s courtyard.

June 18, 2017

August 31 - September 3, 2017

Lake County Beer, Wine & Swine – Baconfest - A celebration of this popular pork product with a who’s who of Lake County’s best chefs competing for the best bacon-inspired creations in Kelseyville.

Lake County Fair - Fairgrounds in Lakeport.

September 4, 2017

June 24 - 25, 2017

Blue Wing Blues Festival - Upper Lake best in blues music in the Tallman Hotel’s courtyard.

The Battles at Bell’s Field - Middletown, Civil War Re-enactment.

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Blue Grass Festival - Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum, Kelseyville.


area, with plenty of shoreline and grassy areas to nest, it is on a flight path for many different types of birds. With darker than dark skies and not much light pollution, head out at night to gaze at the stars. They seem so close. Better yet, head back to your Japanese soaking tub, relax, and look up into the dark night sky. A perfect ending to a perfect day. With so much more to explore in Lake County, you can start all over again the next day… especially around Upper Lake and Kelseyville. And, it’s only a little over two hours from here.

sun on their property and you’ll never want to leave.

The best part…you feel like you’ve entered a magical place and time. Put it on your list to visit. You’ll be glad you did. And, you’ll probably be making plans to return.

If spending a day on the lake is what you’re looking for, you can hire a guide or rent a boat. Our guide showed us around the lake, pointing out dozens of different birds as we neared the shore. Apparently, birders from all over the world come here at different times of the year just to see the birds. Since the lake is large in

If You Go: Check out the calendar of events for summer and fall. Then, take a short road trip and have fun!

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FOOD & WINE

Anjou Chili Spread ❱ ½ Jar Spicy Red Pepper Jelly (I used one with Anjou Chilis in it) ❱ 12 ounces Mascarpone ❱ ¼ Cup finely chopped Almonds ❱ ¼ Cup finely chopped crisp Bacon ❱ ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (or more to taste)

❱ ¼ to ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper ❱ Ground Black Pepper to taste Mix and refrigerate. Taste and adjust spices as necessary. This easy appetizer can be served with crackers, veggies, or on crostini.

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Summer Skincare From Kris, Esthetician at Atma Wholistic Day Spa

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seem to be in the sun all the time. Gardening, swimming, walking, or playing tennis‌It’s just something that happens, especially in the summer. We know we need to take care of our skin. We know we need to wear sunscreen.

For answers, tips, and ideas, I turned to my Esthetician at Atma Wholistic Day Spa. Kris recommended some great tips:

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happiness. We may think that we don’t have any control over things and situations that create these feelings, but it isn’t any event or situation, but only our choice that rules. To say, I want to be happy, but. . . or I want to be happy, except. . . is to choose not to be happy. People might say, “Of course I want to be happy, but my

We can decide to be happy no matter what goes on outside, no matter what anyone else thinks, no matter what.

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often sing Jingle Bells in July and celebrate holidays whenever I want. I see no need to wait until there is majority agreement on a date to celebrate something. It’s so much fun to make my own celebration dates. I like living in the present. There is no time like right this moment to choose to be happy, have some fun, spread some joy, and enjoy myself. In fact, now I celebrate every single day. Michael A. Singer asks, “Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once

you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.” In his excellent book, The Untethered Soul he has a whole chapter on the concept of practicing unconditional happiness. He adds,  “You just have to really mean it when you say that you choose to be happy. And you have to mean it regardless of what happens.”  We often have so many rules about how we allow ourselves to be happy, and that sadness, grief, depression, or some other thing gives us permission to disconnect from

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wife died, or my husband left me, or I got fired, or I’m deeply in debt, or someone crashed into my car, or I can’t pay all my bills,” or fill in the blank. There’s always some reason we can come up with when we only allow ourselves to have conditional happiness by saying, yes, but, or yes, except. I love how Abraham, Esther Hicks discusses the subject: “We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be--which takes care of


everything. Even if you don’t have reason to be happy-make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you’re going to be happy one way or another--no matter what. “No matter what, I’m going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I’m going to be happy. If I never have to see that person’s face again, I’m going to be happy. If I have to see that person’s face, I’m going to find something to see in that person’s face that makes me happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy.”

Some people say, “well, you just can’t be happy all the time because there is a lot of ________ all around.” OK. That’s a choice to be happy when we think it is acceptable or appropriate to be happy. Fine. Have it that way. But the statement that we just can’t be happy all the time is purely opinion. We can be happy all the time. We can respond to events without reacting to them. We can decide to be happy no matter what goes on outside, no matter what anyone else thinks, no matter what. All we need do is choose it--and mean it. Once we choose, our path

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is clarified. We see life with different eyes, different emotional responses, different perspectives. We can choose and allow ourselves to be happy regardless, and as we practice that, life takes on new meaning. I know this to be true because I made this choice and practice it daily, hourly, constantly. When an old habit of how I should feel comes up, I see it for what it is: an old habit. I then choose to let it pass by as I decide to be happy and at peace anyway. Terry Minion is an owner/manager of www.UpwardTrend.org, a website, online marketing company based in Fairfield CA. He also writes the CTS Daily Inspirations at www.ctsdaily.net.

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Traveling With Parents…

Making Family Memories By Travels and Escapes

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your summer travel plans include taking your parents to visit Rome, or inviting Aunt Mable along for a relaxing week by the warm waters of the Caribbean, or hopping on a bus with cousin Mary for a trip through the Southwest, you’ll probably need to plan a little differently. This would be especially true if your parents

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or traveling companions require special accommodations. Do you think you are ready for this trip? Are they? Do you know how much advance planning you’ll need to do? Before you book your flights or put the down payment on the beach house, check out these tips on how to have a great experience.


Do you know what your parents eat and when they must eat? Do you know what they like what are absolute no-no’s?

Be aware of and respect your companion’s and your parents’ preferences and ideas: Frist, talk about destinations, what to see, activities, and how much time you want to spend. Some planning here goes a long ways toward a happier trip.

Take care: Enjoy this time. Take extra care to ensure that your parents have a comfortable travel. Don’t make them feel they are inconveniencing you or are a burden. This should be an enjoyable trip.

Travel at the right pace: No need for those whirlwind itineraries and exhausting trips. Make sure you have time to really relax and experience new places and cultures with your parents. Do not force your pace on them as they may not be up to it, depending on their age and fitness. So just slow down! Or, on the other side…if they are really active, you might want to take that extra hike to the top of the castle and get some fantastic photos.

This time won’t last: Reinforce the purpose of the trip. Quality time, bonding, a love of travel…whatever it is, have a good time. This experience will be like nothing you’ve ever had. Go…see the world, experience the moment, make some family memories.

Be aware of family photo times:

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he benefits from gardening are endless relaxation, fitness, family fun, delicious food and beautifying your lawn. Across the country, millions of people live in townhomes, apartments or single-family homes that seem to lack the outdoor space needed for a conventional garden. But the good news is that no matter where you live you can still create a garden that reflects your goals and is uniquely personal to you. Raised bed gardens may be the perfect solution. This type of gardening is gaining popularity not only because it can be adjusted to fit any size requirements, but because it is prone to fewer weeds, reduced soil erosion and fewer soil challenges that can arise in areas where the ground is inherently sandy or clay-based. Raised bed gardens also offer you the opportunity to customize your garden bed with beautiful accents and decorations that will make it look as amazing as the food it produces. boom 20

Steps for growing veggies and herbs in a raised garden bed Step 1: Prep your space. Raised garden beds can be bought or built to fill whatever space you have available. Select a bed that works well with your space and prepare accordingly.

Step 2: Choose your soil. Once you have your empty bed ready, choose your soil. Nature’s Care Raised Bed Soil is ideal as this soil is specifically formulated with rich organic matter and high-quality nutrients that help give your plants the benefits they need with no mixing required. Once you add the soil, be sure to rake it so it is smooth and level.

Step 3: Preparing your bed. Next, you can finalize what you want to plant. Spacing is essential here and you want to remember to place your plants close together for maximum yield. Bonnie Plants provides a number of delicious and colorful options, including basil, tomato, kale, hot peppers and more. Check out your local plant nurseries for a variety of Bonnie Plants to choose from.

Step 4: Planting. Since plant spacing varies by plant type, read the back of the plant tag for proper plant spacing.


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Step 6: Harvest. When your vegetables

veggies and herbs are planted, apply a fertilizer such as Nature’s Care Organic & Natural Raised Bed Plant Food to add essential nutrients to the soil and help your plants grow big and strong. Simply sprinkle and work into the soil, then treat your plants to water. Just like us, plants get hungry, so make sure you follow the directions on the label to determine when to reapply.

are ripe, it’s time to harvest. All you need to do is rinse and then you are ready to enjoy your favorite recipe. For more information on growing veggies and herbs in a raised bed garden and other gardening tips can tricks, visit NaturesCare.com. Courtesy ARA

No matter where you live you can still create a garden that reflects your goals and is uniquely personal to you.

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HOT WEATHER Safety for Older Adults

Tips

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ot weather can be dangerous, especially for older adults. Every summer, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity —and most of them are 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a number of reasons. Physical changes that happen with age make older people less

likely to notice when they feel hot, even when outside temperatures are high. They also can’t cool down as quickly or as well as younger people. Older adults are also less likely to feel thirsty, which means they’re more likely to become dehydrated (a loss of too much water in your body). Heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases common in later life also increase risks

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of heat-related problems. So do some medicines prescribed for these and other health problems, and many overthe-counter drugs. Some of the medicines that may have these side effects are water pills, allergy and sinus pills, and nerve medications.


Staying Safe When It’s Too Darn Hot When temperatures climb above 90 degrees F (Fahrenheit), older adults need to take precautions. So check the outside temperature on summer days. If it’s above 90 degrees, older people should:

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SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE INSIDE with the air conditioning on. If you don’t have an air conditioner, go somewhere that is air-conditioned, such as a shopping mall, library, senior center, or movie theatre. Fans can’t provide enough cooling if the temperature is in the 90s or higher. NOTE: The federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps adults 65 and older who have limited incomes cover the cost of air conditioners and utility bills. To reach your state's LIHEAP program, call the toll-free number for your state's energy services office. You can find your state's number on the computer at http://www.acf.hhs. gov/programs/ocs/liheap/grantees/states.html.

■ STAY OUT OF THE SUN whenever you can, and wear loose, light-colored clothes (dark-colored clothes absorb heat) and a lightweight, broad-brimmed hat when you must go out. That will help you both stay cool and avoid sunburn. Being sunburned can also make it harder for your body to cool off. Use “broad spectrum” sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.

■ WAIT UNTIL THE SUN IS GOING DOWN, or until early the next morning—when it’s cooler—to go for a walk or do demanding activities such as yard work.

■ DRINK PLENTY OF COOL WATER, clear juices, and other liquids that don’t contain alcohol or caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate you (“dry you out”).

■ TAKE TEPID (NOT TOO COLD OR TOO HOT) SHOWERS, BATHS, or sponge baths when you’re feeling warm. Or wet washcloths or towels with cool water and put them on your wrists, ankles, armpits, and neck. This will also cool you down.

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How to Spot and Treat Health Problems Caused by Heat It’s important to recognize when hot weather is making you sick, and get help. Here’s a list of health problems caused by too much heat, and how to recognize and treat them:

Dehydration

WHAT IT IS: A loss of water in your body. It can be serious if not treated. WARNING SIGNS: Weakness, headache, muscle cramps, dizziness, confusion, and passing out. WHAT TO DO: Call your healthcare provider or 911. Meanwhile, drink plenty of water and, if possible, “sports drinks” such as Gatorade™, which contain important salts called “electrolytes.” Among other things, electrolytes play a key role in regulating your heartbeat. Your body loses electrolytes when you’re dehydrated.

Heat stroke

WHAT IT IS: A very dangerous rise in your body temperature. It can be deadly. WARNING SIGNS: A body temperature of 103 or higher; red, hot, and dry skin; a fast pulse; headache; dizziness; nausea or vomiting; confusion; and passing out. WHAT TO DO: Call 911 immediately. Move to a cool, shady place, take off or loosen heavy clothes. If possible, douse yourself with cool water, or put cloths soaked with cool water on your wrists, ankles, armpits, and neck to lower your temperature. Try and see if you can safely swallow water or drinks such as Gatorade. Note: If you are caring for someone else who has heat stroke, only give them water or drinks if they are awake and can swallow.

Heat exhaustion

WHAT IT IS: A serious health problem caused by too much heat and dehydration. If not treated, it may lead to heat stroke (see above). WARNING SIGNS: Heavy sweating or no sweating, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, paleness, cold or clammy skin, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fast and weak pulse, fainting. WHAT TO DO: Without delay, move to a cool, shady place, and drink plenty of pressure or heart problems, or if you don’t feel better quickly after moving to the shade and drinking liquids.

Heat syncope

WHAT IT IS: Fainting caused by high temperatures WARNING SIGNS: Dizziness or fainting. WHAT TO DO: Lie down and put your feet up, and drink plenty of water and

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❱ Zest of 2 Lemons

ring the water and sugar just to a boil in a sauce pan, stirring frequently, until you have a thick, clear syrup. Turn off the heat and let cool. Transfer the syrup to a bowl and add the lemon juice, lemon zest, limoncello, and salt. Stir well and transfer to a ceramic baking dish and place in freezer for at least three hours. Scrape it with a fork, moving it around to form the granules, about every hour. The more you scrape, the more granules you have.

❱ Pinch Salt

Serve in a pretty glass with fresh raspberries.

❱ 2 C Water

❱ 1 ¼ C Sugar

❱ ½ C Lemon Juice ❱ ½ C Limoncello

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