Page 1

April - May 2014

YOUR LOCAL MAGAZINE SERVING ACTIVE & MATURE ADULTS IN NAPA & SOLANO COUNTIES

see page 21

PHOTO CONTEST Celebrating the essence of our elders see page 32

HEARING LOSS is Common in People with Diabetes see page 4

JOURNEY TO HEALTH Offered by NorthBay Healthcare see page 10

HOW YOU CAN HELP the Solano County SPCA see page 24


Keep more of your hard–earned money with

Silver Wings Checking For discerning individuals who’ve earned these freedoms. No monthly fee No minimum balance No overdraft transfer fee Dividends paid on daily balances of $500+ Free Classic checks Free VISA® debit card* Free Identity Theft Assistance service* Free single-signer Travelers Cheques Free access to 30,000 CO-OP Network® ATMs

We’re ready to help you switch today.

Just call, click or visit to open your account: Call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 Click www.traviscu.org Stop by your nearby TCU branch. For locations, please visit our Web site.

*See branch or Web site for complete details. Silver Wings Checking is available to those age 55 and older. Federally insured by NCUA. For a list of CO-OP Network ATM locations, please visit www.co-opnetwork.org. Everyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in our 12-county area is eligible to join. Certain requirements may apply.


A Place Where Life Is Lived Caring for an aging loved one can be difficult, especially if your loved one is showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss.

preferences and interests, and they have the opportunity dine out, shop and worship just as they would at home – because they are home.

But there is an alternative.

Courtside Cottages is a warm, welcoming At The Bridge at Courtside Cottages, we focus and active Northern California community on the specialized needs of seniors who remain exclusively dedicated to caring for residents with memory loss. self-sufficient enough to live in an assisted-living environment while offering them additional At The Bridge, residents make friends, stay encouragement, care and supervision. Designed active and enjoy independence while cared for around the innovative “cottages” concept, The and safe. You have peace of mind, and together, Bridge cottage provides our fifteen residents with we create a place where life is lived. the comforts of home and the care they require. Discover more about our unique community today. Call (707) 449-1350 or visit courtsidecottages.com.

Here, your loved one chooses how to spend time. Activities are based around residents’

Courtside Cottages of Vacaville 431 Nut Tree Road | Vacaville, CA 95687

CC Bridge ad6.indd 1

RCFE LICEnsE # 486803091

4/9/13 11:29 AM

1

Napa/Solano Edition


Prime Time Living Magazine Tracee Stacy, Owner/Publisher

10%

Caryn Mikich OWNER

DISCOUNT WITH MENTION OF THIS AD

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ANY OCCASION:

Holidays, Retirement, Anniversaries, Sympathy, Celebrations, Weddings, Showers, Just Because, Fruit Baskets

637 MERCHANT STREET, VACAVILLE 707-451-8585

Wendy VanHatten, Editor Cindy Lewis, Regional Sales Manager cindy@primetimeliving.org Crystal Scott, Designer

Contributing Writers: Melanie Richardson Dr. Trevor Del Pape Kristen Einberger Sally Livingston, RD, MA Mary Ogbert Rochelle Sherlock, Coordinator, SCSC Wendy Jackson, RN Dr. Kathy Amacher, DO Stephanie Wolf Cynthia Taylor-Peffers, BC-HIS Bob Nations Sutter Health Professionals Frank Samson Carl D'Agostini, AAMS Kevin Quinn Prime Time Living Magazine is published bi-monthly. Manuscripts, photographs and any other submission are sent at owner's risk. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising matter. Publisher reserves the right to condense or rewrite submitted copy, while maintaining the intended content of the article. We want to hear from you! If you have any comments or questions to any of the authors of the articles you始ve read please send your letters to the editor to: Mailing Address: 209 Glen Eagle Way Vacaville, CA 95688 Phone: 707-449-1270 Fax: 707-471-4082 Cell: 707-628-9805 Email: primetimeliving@aol.com www.primetimeliving.org

Prime Time Living 2


Editor’s Corner

Table of Contents

s d r o W s ’ y d n e W

POINTS OF INTEREST

14 Sudoku 21 Wine & Food Jubilee 22 What Bin? 32 Photo Contest 34 Mini-Medical School

Thank You

T

{10}

40 Crossword 41 Oil Drop Off Locations {16} 42 Senior Community Centers 43 Puzzle Solutions 45 Resource Guide &

Easter is just around the corner, a time for rejoicing as spring zips through April. Did you know that Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and that brightly colored Easter eggs symbolize joy, celebration, new life, and resurrection? Did you also know that Easter is second only to Halloween in candy consumption with about 90 million chocolate bunnies produced every year?

New Website

ARTICLES

4

10

12 16 18 20 24 26 30

33 36

Hearing Loss is Common in People with Diabetes NorthBay Offers Journey to Health

{18}

May brings us Mother’s Day, another great time for celebrating. I’ll bet you didn’t know there are over 141 million Mother’s Day cards are exchanged in the US alone. We also purchase more fresh flowers and plants for Mother’s Day than any other time of the year except Christmas and Hanukkah.

Faithful and Untiring Advocate Lost Taking Care of Your Skin Sutter Solano Medical Center Focuses on Stroke Education, Treatment

h

here’s something about spring that puts most of us in a good mood. My flowers and plants love the fact that I spent hours cleaning out all the old winter stuff. New blossoms are already attracting more hummingbirds. Our rain, when it comes, helps clean up everything as well.

Have a wonderful start to spring… rejoicing and celebrating. And, Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and grandmothers from us.

{24}

Paramount House

How You Can Help the Solano County SPCA

Wendy VanHatten, Editor

Meals Worth Savoring Alzheimer Walk Funds Delivered

Firefighters Save Lives Before Fires

{30}

Wine and Rails on The Vintage Comet 3

Napa/Solano Edition


Hearing Loss is Common in People with Diabetes Submitted by Cynthia Peffers, ACA, BC-HIS

hear low, middle, and high frequency sounds in both ears. The link between diabetes and hearing loss was evident across all frequencies, with a stronger association in the high frequency range. Mild or greater hearing impairment of low- or midfrequency sounds in the worse ear was about 21 percent in 399 adults with diabetes compared to about 9 percent in 4,741 adults without diabetes. For high frequency sounds, mild or greater hearing impairment in the worse ear was 54 percent in those with diabetes compared to 32 percent in those who did not have the disease.

H

earing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Adults with pre-diabetes, whose blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis, had a 30 percent higher rate of hearing loss compared to those with normal blood sugar tested after an overnight fast.

"Hearing loss may be an under-recognized complication of diabetes. As diabetes becomes more common, the disease may become a more significant contributor to hearing loss," said senior author Catherine Cowie, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), who suggested that people with diabetes should consider having their hearing tested. "Our study found a strong and consistent link between hearing impairment and diabetes using a number of different outcomes."

The study, published early online June 17, 2008, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was conducted by researchers from the NIDDK, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), components of the NIH, and Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., which provides support on public health topics to NIH and other government agencies.

The researchers discovered the higher rate of hearing loss in those with diabetes after analyzing the results of hearing tests given to a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States. The test measured participants’ ability to

The researchers analyzed data from hearing tests administered from 1999 to 2004 to participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Half of the 11,405 survey participants aged 20 to 69 were randomly assigned to have their hearing tested,

Prime Time Living 4


Adult Day Center NorthBay Adult Day Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia and their caregivers. Participants enjoy group activities in a safe and structured environment. Our goal is to help each participant maintain his or her highest degree of independence and wellbeing for as long as possible. • Arts & Crafts • Baking • Exercise

• Gardening • Music

Monday - Friday • 7 am - 7 pm 1020 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville

(707) 624-7970 Compassionate Care • Advanced Medicine • Close to Home

NorthBay.org

NorthBay Alzheimer’s Resource Center is provided to meet the needs of patients and caregivers within our community who face Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Staffed by specially trained NorthBay Guild volunteers, we offer information and resources, including referrals to community agencies and professional services. Monday - Friday • 10 am - 2 pm 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville

(707) 624-7971

5

Napa/Solano Edition


!* TO FF ils. AY 0 Or deta D O ,00 call fo T 1 LL E $ please A C EIV ited C s lim RE ffer i *O

Offering the best senior living experience in Vacaville since 2003

– a true community with a warm & loving bond between residents and staff!

A unique feeling of being right where you belong, home at Paramount House Senior Living.

and nearly 90 percent of them completed the hearing exam and the diabetes questionnaire. The hearing test, called pure tone audiometry, measures hearing sensitivity across a range of sound frequencies. "Using the data from the hearing tests, we measured hearing impairment in eight different ways. Also, participants responded to questions about hearing loss in the questionnaire, which asked whether they had a little trouble hearing, a lot of trouble hearing, or were deaf without a hearing aid," said Cowie. In addition, 2,259 of the participants who received hearing tests were randomly assigned to have their blood glucose tested after an overnight fast. Earlier U.S. studies that examined diabetes and hearing loss found a weaker association or no association, but these studies were based on smaller samples of older adults, and they were not nationally representative, according to co-author Howard Hoffman, an epidemiologist at NIDCD. "This is the first study of a nationally representative sample of working age adults, 20 to 69 years old, and we found an association between diabetes and hearing impairment evident as early as ages 30 to 40."

Diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear... (707) 455-0300 2061 Peabody Road Vacaville, CA 95687

Come visit and feel the difference.

www.paramounthouseseniorliving.com

"The link between diabetes and hearing loss has been debated since the 1960s or before, and our results show that a relationship exists even when we account for the major factors known to affect hearing, such as age, race, ethnicity, income level, noise exposure, and the use of certain medications," noted Kathleen Bainbridge, Ph.D., of Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear, the researchers suggest. Autopsy studies of diabetes

Prime Time Living 6


Solano County Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Hotline:

1-800-273-8255

24/7 Crisis: 707-428-1131

7

Napa/Solano Edition


Now Located at 640 East Main Street ~ Vacaville 707.449.0111 www.solanomassage.com

Prime Time Living 8


patients have shown evidence of such damage.

American adults — 36 million people — report some degree of hearing loss. There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 8 percent of American adults 18 to 44 years old, 19 percent of adults 45 to 64 years old, and 30 percent of adults 65 to 74 years old report trouble with hearing. For information about the causes and treatment of hearing loss, see http://www. nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/.

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Afflicting nearly 21 million people in the United States, it is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputations in adults. Pre-diabetes, which causes no symptoms, affects about 54 million adults in the United States, many of whom will develop type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. Pre-diabetes raises the risk of a heart attack or stroke even if diabetes does not develop. People with pre-diabetes can often prevent or delay diabetes if they lose a modest amount of weight by cutting calories and increasing physical activity. People with diabetes also benefit from diet and exercise as well as medications that control blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. For information about the causes, prevention, and treatment of diabetes, see http://diabetes.niddk. nih.gov/.

The NIDDK conducts and supports research in diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutrition, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Spanning the full spectrum of medicine and afflicting people of all ages and ethnic groups, these diseases encompass some of the most common, severe, and disabling conditions affecting Americans. For more information about NIDDK and its programs, see www.niddk.nih.gov. The NIDCD supports and conducts research and research training on the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language and provides health information, based upon scientific discovery, to the public. For more information about NIDCD programs, see www.nidcd.nih.gov.

Most NHANES participants with diabetes had type 2 diabetes, which accounts for up to 95 percent of diabetes cases in the United States. Type 2 diabetes usually appears after age 40, and is more common in overweight, inactive people and in those with a family history of diabetes.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

About 17% of American adults — 36 million people — report some degree of hearing loss.

If you have type 2 diabetes, having your hearing tested is recommended. For a free hearing test contact Creekside Hearing Aid Services and mention this article (707)455-7993. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

Hearing loss is a common problem caused by aging, disease, heredity, and noise. About 17 percent of

9

Napa/Solano Edition


Offers

R

Journey to Health

egistration has opened for another session of NorthBay Healthcare’s popular seven-week “Journey to Health.” The course will kick off April 24 at the VacaValley Health Plaza, Suite 290 in Vacaville. The class will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday nights, through June 5. “Journey to Health” encourages patients to take the first steps toward a healthier future and is $60 per person, or $100 for two family members. Teenagers are welcome to attend with a responsible adult. The program, taught by physicians, registered dietitians, a physical therapist and a psychologist and will include a health assessment and classes on nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and stress management, according to organizers Cathy Ono, R.N., and Tiffany Montoya, R.N.

Register today by visiting http://Northbayjourneytohealth.eventbrite.com/ or call (707) 646-5489 for information. Prime Time Living 10


RE-ELECT

Jim

Spering S U P E R V I S O R

• VISION • HARD WORK • RESULTS

SUPERVISOR JIM SPERING has provided real leadership and proven results to the residents of Solano County’s 3rd District, including accomplishments in the following areas: • VETERANS • SENIOR & DISABLED TRANSPORTATION • FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER • JOBS & THE ECONOMY • WATER RESOURCES • AGRICULTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT More information may be found at

11

jimspering.com Napa/Solano Edition


Faithful and Untiring Advocate Lost By Yolo Hospice

olo Hospice and our community lost a faithful and untiring advocate when Tony Cueva left us January 26th, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Vietnam Veteran who received multiple awards and medals including the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” for valor. Tony worked at Anheuser Busch for over 25 years until his retirement. He was founding president of the Mexican Open Golf Tournament which has earned money for numerous organizations throughout Solano and Yolo counties as well as scholarship awards to local high school seniors. He was born in Jalisco, Mexico on May 10, 1944 to Jose and Francisca Cueva. Tony is survived by his

beloved wife, Lourdes “Terri” Cueva; sons, Anthony Cueva (Hilda) and Joe Louis Cueva; grandchildren, Marisa and Tony; four brothers, five sisters. He was preceded in death by his son, John David Cueva, his parents, Jose and Francisca Cueva and his brother, Robert Cueva. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vacaville was filled to capacity with family and those of us who counted our blessings to be part of his huge “extended” family.

Those of us who were privileged to know and work with Tony will miss his energy and vitality that fuelled his passion to make a better place for others. In 2010 Tony was awarded the Living Legacy Award for Philanthropic Innovation. An award presented to him by the Senate, US Congress, Solano County Board of Supervisors and the CA State Assembly for his generosity, creativity, and engaging others in service to the community. Tony was also awarded in 2011 the “Community Quarterback Award” by the San Francisco 49ers Foundation in partnership with NFL charities to recognize his tireless dedication to our community. Those of us who were privileged to know and work with Tony will miss his energy and vitality that fuelled his passion to make a better place for others. He embraced and welcomed you into his large extended family. Since 2005, our patients and family members have benefitted from his generosity. Through his guidance, the Mexican Open Golf Committee has donated $56,006.40 to Yolo Hospice. Due to the respect and honor it has been to be a part of his life, his dedication and vision will continue. This first

Prime Time Living 12


LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS? IT’S TIME TO TAKE CHARGE! Free Educational Lectures • Arthritis 101: diagnosis and treatment • Physical Activity: therapy and ease-of-use products • Surgery: when is it time for joint replacement

Dates and Locations: Nevada County: Saturday, January 18th - 9-11 a.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in) Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley Sutter County: Saturday, January 25th - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (9:30 a.m. check-in) Sutter Surgical Hospital - North Valley, 455 Plumas Blvd., Yuba City

Register Now! Seating is limited.

sutterorthopedics.org/arthritis (916) 454-6649

Sacramento County: Saturday, February 1st - 9-11 a.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in) Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento Placer County: Saturday, February 8th - 9-11 a.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in) Sutter Roseville Medical Center, 1 Medical Plaza, Roseville Solano County: Thursday, February 13th - 6-8 p.m. (5:30 p.m. check-in) Sutter Fairfield Surgery Center, 2700 Low Ct., Fairfield Refreshments will be provided.

Scan the QR code to register on your phone!

13

Napa/Solano Edition


meeting of the committee will be held this month to begin this year’s planning for the Mexican Open Golf Tournament, Saturday September 13th, 2014. This will be my third event. Many of our hospice staff volunteer and participate by golfing. We challenge each other to sign up a foursome for golf. Tony’s sisters and a large cadre of friends and family members prepare the food for the Mexican Fiesta celebration after the golfing. Mexican Folkloric Ballet and Mariachi band members make this celebration an event to remember. Generous donations from the community businesses provide numerous items for raffle prizes. It is an amazing event, like spending a day in Mexico. Into the evening hours, people enjoy dancing to the rhythms of rock and roll. Everyone works so hard to make it special. This year, as Terri plays her guitar at the event, we will be reminded how we all miss Tony. For more history and photos about the event visit www. mexicanopenevent.org

SUDOKU

Gift Certificates Available

TASARIS Le Salon 334 PARKER STREET VACAVILLE

Call for available discounts and appt. today

(707) 448-7487 See page 43 for puzzle answers.

Prime Time Living 14


Closest to home.

Emeritus Senior Living There is no “right time” to seek another living environment. It is a decision usually based on the individual’s needs and available outside support. If you are observing an alarming decline in the safety, social, or emotional needs of your parent or loved one, it’s time to see how assisted living can help! Choosing assisted living at an Emeritus Senior Living community will actually give your loved one greater independence. You will gain peace of mind knowing that they are nearby in a safe and comfortable senior living community.

Our Family is Committed to Yours.

®

Call us today to schedule a private tour!

(707) 447-7100

Emeritus at Vacaville 1111 Ulatis Drive Vacaville, CA 95687 Lic. #486803099

(707) 425-3588

Emeritus at Rancho Solano 3350 Cherry Hills Court Fairfield, CA 94534 Lic. # 486801162

www.Emeritus.com

15

Napa/Solano Edition


Taking Care of Your

F

Skin

acials and body polishes are not just to help you “be pretty�. Nurturing the skin is a health modality in itself, especially as we age. Winter takes a toll on our skin as cold temperatures, windy weather, and low humidity all make it harder for our skin to retain moisture. Each time we wash, we strip our skin of natural oils and moisture.

Prime Time Living 16

By Linda Tipton

The mainstay of our skin care is increased use of moisturizers as our skin needs to be kept hydrated. Be sure to use a daily skin cleanser with vitamins, minerals, and herbs, paying special attention to your hands. Frequent application of moisturizers is necessary to keep your hands looking and feeling good.


A few of my favorite things include: aloe, chamomile, calendula, lavender, essential oils, organic olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, and palm oil. Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F. Shea butter is a natural nut oil that moisturizes, revitalizes, and softens skin.

CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE

Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the skin. It is a great plumper, capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. The amount our body produces declines with age, so topical products with this ingredient can have a great effect on aging skin. Try drenching your hands and feet with lotion before going to bed and first thing in the morning. A light pair of gloves and socks helps keep the lotion on longer.

Providing Quality Chiropractic & Acupuncture Treatment with Supportive Therapies to include Chinese Herbal Medicine, Massage and Physiotherapy for:

You will love the way your skin feels after a body polish (a gentle buffing to remove dead and dry skin) and then a decadent application of hydrating lotion. I always say – soft as a baby’s butt!!

Headaches • Neck Pain • Whiplash Soft Tissue Injuries Arm & Leg Pain (Including Numbness & Tingling) Upper & Lower Back Pain Muscle Spasms • Sciatica

Come in for a moisturizing facial and body polish and we will help you get started on pampering your skin on a daily basis. Linda Tipton, owner of Thirty Six Oaks Country Retreat located on Gibson Canyon Road in Vacaville, offers facials as part of her routine of caring for your body.

Wellness Care for Optimum Health & Performance Acupuncture

First Visit $30 Includes consultation, examination and treatment.

Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F. Shea butter is a natural nut oil that moisturizes, revitalizes, and softens skin.

With this ad. No expiration.

Chiropractic

First Visit $20 Includes consultation, examination, treatment and Xrays (if necessary). With this ad. No expiration. If you have worker’s comp, personal injury or group insurance, your insurance will be billed.

In Pain? Call Now! We Are Here to Help!

707.427.1222

2801 Waterman Blvd., Suite 260 • Fairfield Most insurances accepted • Special payment plans available

17

Napa/Solano Edition


Sutter Solano Medical Center Focuses on Stroke Education, Treatment Primary Stroke Certification Achieved, Support Group Imminent By Therese Frank, R.N., M.S.

I

n November 2012, Sutter Solano Medical Center received Joint Commission Primary Stroke Certification, achieving recognition as an accredited hospital to provide evidence-based practices with respect to stroke. Since maintaining accreditation is an ongoing process, we’ll be continually refining and enhancing our stroke services— but we also need your help. Early treatment is key to reducing stroke’s long-term effects, so it’s important that everyone—even children—can recognize their signs. An easy way to remember the symptoms of stroke is the acronym FAST: face, arms, speech and time. Stroke victims’ faces may droop on one side; they may lose strength in their arms or suffer

from grip issues; and they may lose their ability to speak, be unable to put thoughts together or slur their speech. Initial signs can be mild—and are often attributed to being tired or simply aging—but it’s best to be safe rather than sorry and call 911 when you notice “FAS” symptoms. As for the “T,” time is of the essence for stroke patients, especially those with the most common type, ischemic. They can be treated with a clot-busting drug that significantly reduces stroke’s short- and long-term effects, but it must be given to patients within three hours of symptom onset. Once our team is involved in treating stroke patients, they receive the highest standards

Prime Time Living 18

of care. SSMC is one of six Sacramento Sierra Region facilities in the Sutter Stroke Network, which means we have immediate access to expanded resources, including consultations with specialists in areas like neurology and radiology. Our patients may

An easy way to remember the symptoms of stroke is the acronym

FAST: face, arms, speech and time.


also benefit from our association with the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, which helps achieve better outcomes through acute rehabilitation activities. Stroke patients and their families have another asset at their disposal, we offer a monthly support group at Sutter Solano Medical Center to help them deal with the often dramatic changes stroke has brought upon them. This free support and educational group connects stroke survivors and caregivers in the community the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am – 11:30am at the Sutter Solano Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive. Caregivers, friends and family are encouraged to attend.

This June, the Sutter Solano Stroke Support Group will host a special guest, Rosanna Radding to lead a free, one-handed cooking class and demonstration. Learn more about the demo at http://onehandcan.com Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 707-554-5092. Our fondest wish is that people avoid stroke by eliminating its risk factors—high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol—but when it does occur, we have the expertise and facilities to provide the best possible care. Ms. Frank is a clinical nurse educator/supervisor at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo.

DO YOU NEED A LIFT TODAY?? Jackson Medical Supply — leaders in lifts for your home, car and you!!

JACKSON MEDICAL SUPPLY Your Family Medical Store

Nova™

WALKERS

Pride™

Factory Trained • Service Technicians • We Service All Products • We Bill Medicare • • • •

LIFT CHAIRS

POWER CHAIRS Pride™ Pride™

SCOOTERS

Ask us How to get a Power Wheelchair through MEDICARE

Hospital Beds Incontinence Supplies Ostomy Orthopedic Supplies

Mastectomy Products Elastic Stockings Wound Care Bath Aids

• Nurse Supplies • Canes • and more!

506 Main Street • Vacaville • 446-7014 604 Main Street • Woodland • 530-661-7409 480 Redwood Street • Vallejo • 644-4170

www.jacksonmedicalsupply.com FREE CONSULTATIONS

• • • •

19

WE BILL MEDICARE Napa/Solano Edition


Paramount House W

hen considering retirement living options, seniors are looking for comfort and community, and an array of services and amenities that enhance and fulfill everyday living. As baby boomers age, they are setting the standards for a new standard in senior living that is making senior living communities a popular option.

family atmosphere. The caregivers are incredibly compassionate; many have a good sense of humor and took the time to get to know my mother.  She especially loved all the wonderful entertainment, social events and knowing that each day there were friends to share activities and wonderful meals with,� said Cindy Hulburt.

One local example of this trend is Paramount House Senior Living. For over a decade its been providing the best of what senior living has to offer in the 21st Century. Located in the heart of Vacaville just off Interstate 80, Paramount House is known for providing a wonderful quality of life for its residents. Recognized for its longevity in its staff, quality care and engaging lifestyle, Paramount House offers residents a home filled with all the comforts one would come to expect from the best in senior living.

Life at Paramount House begins by choosing a residence option that is best suited to a persons needs. The community features 81 luxurious studio, one and two bedroom apartments for those seeking assisted living or memory care residence.

“My mother Joanne lived at Paramount House for over three years, a place she loved to call home because it offered a warm and caring Prime Time Living 20

Restaurant-Style Dining Experience Just like any home, a delicious meal is key to a good day. Paramount House creates freshly prepared meals in an elegant, restaurant-style dining room. Fresh baked goodies, fresh fruits and salads are daily favorites and special requests are welcomed for individual dietary needs.


21

Napa/Solano Edition


Quality care for your loved one. Peace of mind for you.

Senior Helpers stands ready to serve your

family’s needs with personalized in-home care, and expertly trained, professional caregivers. Peace of mind begins with your free in-home care initial assessment. Call today to learn more. 707-251-1611 www.seniorhelpers.com

®

Bonded and insured. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. All rights reserved. ©2012 SH Franchising, LLC.

Prime Time Living 22


Get Involved

with a waterfall

An integral part of living in a senior community is getting involved. Paramount House has a variety of enriching activities that make life interesting and fulfilling. Residents choose to participate according to their interests, preferences, routines and abilities. Whether it’s morning exercise, a sing-a-long or Friday Socials there are many opportunities to join the fun.

 Hair salon and spa room  24-hour response system  Cable television service included  TV lounge area  Licensed Nurse oversight  Freshly prepared meals and snacks three times daily  Daily social and recreational events  Weekly housekeeping and laundry service  Daily “tidy up” service  Scheduled transportation to local shopping and doctor’s appointments  Stretch and Flex Program  Guest speakers and Educational Programs  Pet Friendly

❝81 luxurious studio, one and two bedroom apartments for those seeking assisted living or memory care residence❞

 Animal Therapy Visits  Assisted Living and “Generations” Memory Care Program”

People Caring For Resident Needs

 Volunteers who assist with enriching activities

A committed and caring staff is key to the highest quality of life for every resident. Staff are available 24-hours a day. Each apartment has a personal emergency call system that ensures help is just the touch of a button away. And on-site resident care professionals are there to oversee the administration of medications, as well as other basic care needs.

Come in and feel the warmth of a friendly and welcoming environment. For more information on Paramount Hose call (707) 455-0300 or visit www. paramounthouseseniorliving.com

Kevin Quinn Wine Educator Author Musician Wine Events

Paramount House offers an array of services and amenities.  Key Amenities and Services (Put in a box)  81 luxurious apartment suites  Spacious common living areas

707.334.0421

kevinquinn.wine@yahoo.com

 Beautifully landscaped courtyards, one

23

Napa/Solano Edition


How You Can Help the Solano County SPCA By Debbie Dillon

W

e have all watched the commercials on television. The sad music that plays while pictures of neglected animals in cages shows on the screen. It is a very sad truth. Animals are neglected, abused, and abandoned every day. There are rescues and shelters in every community that spend long emotionally draining and frustrating hours rescuing these animals. We haven’t really even started to make a dent in the problems. Communities have to work together and it starts at the beginning. We have to stop the problem before it starts. We have to have funding to do that. You can make a difference. You can help.

animals here in our community need help just as much. If you want to support the local shelters and rescues please donate directly to that charity.

We have all watched the commercials on television. The sad music that plays while pictures of neglected animals in cages shows on the screen. It is a very sad truth. Animals are neglected, abused, and abandoned every day. There are rescues and shelters in every community that spend long emotionally draining and frustrating hours rescuing these animals. We haven’t really even started to make a dent in the problems. Communities have to work together and it starts at the beginning. We have to stop the problem before it starts. We have to have funding to do that. You can make a difference. You can help.

The SPCASC also now has a pet therapy group that takes animals to visit our senior citizens at local assisted living facilities. Many of these people had to give up their pets and love to have our pets

There are many ways to do exactly that. The SPCA of Solano County through a few very generous donations and animal loving people that included the SPCA of Solano County in wills and estate plans has increased programs and services. The biggest service is the opening of our low cost spay/neuter clinic. This will drastically lower the rate of unwanted animals in the shelter because there will be less animals born. Solve the problem at the beginning.

While those commercials are very powerful the truth is that the money donated to those organizations keep the money that is donated. Many people think that all shelters are somehow connected and all get a share. This is not what happens. The money donated to them stays at that organization. The ASPCA is a shelter located in New York. They do great work, in New York. The

Prime Time Living 24


and volunteers come spend some time where they can hold a cat on their lap for a little while. This particular program is starting to take on a life of its own. We are getting more and more people and pets wanting to join the program. It is very rewarding for everyone and the program is run completely by volunteers. It was developed by Derek Palm as a school project and is a very popular one.

You can have the satisfaction of knowing your generosity will leave a lasting legacy of hope for the lives of both animals and people in need of SPCA of Solano County’s help. Continued next month‌more ideas and ways to help the SPCA of Solano County. For more information please call us at the SPCA of Solano County at 707-448-7722 or talk to your estate planner.

25

Napa/Solano Edition


Savoring

Meals Worth

Many chefs never know the guests for whom they plan, sear and sauté. Executive Chef of Paradise Valley Estates, Dwayne Scott, is a rare exception. Each day he sees, speaks with, and knows the intricate details in the lives of 500 diners. His guests are the residents of Paradise Valley Estates, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fairfield, California. After crafting more than 700 meals each day, Dwayne and his culinary team enjoy a frontrow seat to scores of satisfied customers. “Their happiness is our reward,” said Dwayne. “Our residents are vocal about what they like and don’t like. Seeing their smiling faces truly makes our work worth it.” Dwayne, the community’s executive chef for ten years, leads a team of 26 professionals in designing, sourcing and preparing Paradise Valley Estates’ exceptional meals. “After all these years, we’ve grown to understand the preferences of our residents,” he shared. “On top of that, we try to mix things up. We incorporate seasonal

❝It’s my name on the menu but, I have a great staff and they work very hard. I couldn’t do anything without them.❞ ingredients, what’s trending, and, sometimes, a specific event theme. Everything culminates

Prime Time Living 26

in a beautifully presented plate we’re proud to serve.” Creativity and a love of food led Dwayne to San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, an affiliate of the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu hospitality academy. It was the pinnacle of a working education that began with good old-fashioned elbow grease. “I started as a dishwasher and worked my way up through hotels and country clubs,” he


Your Health. One Plan.

Do you have Medicare and Medi-Cal?

PartnershipAdvantage (HMO SNP) Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) has a plan just for you. If you have Medicare and Full-Scope Medi-Cal with PHC, you may qualify for a program that combines your benefits in one single plan. It’s called…

PartnershipAdvantage • See Your Doctor and Specialist

ALL in ONE • Fill Your Generic Prescriptions* Easy-to-Use Plan.

You have no premiums, co-pays or deductibles

• Receive Unlimited Hospital Benefits • Get Lab Services and Medical Equipment • Receive Dental and Vision Coverage • Get Rides to Medical Appointments

Call

For hearing and speech impaired:

866-249-9933

800-735-2929 *A co-pay of $3.50 or $6.60 may apply for brand prescriptions.

We are available to assist you 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. See reverse side for more information - - - - - - - - - - - ->>

www.partnershiphp.org

H5782 PHC_4010_DFLY_007 File & Use

27

Napa/Solano Edition


laughed. After graduating from the academy, Dwayne trained in Italy for three months before being hired by the California Culinary Academy as a chef instructor. Dwayne came to Paradise Valley Estates as executive chef in 2004 and has helped grow the community’s culinary program into an asset that residents say rivals the highest-rated local restaurants. “We believe in keeping the ingredients fresh and healthy, and that presentation is just as important,” he shared. “For example, many of our residents love filet mignon. So we explore that cut in a number of ways: grilled, seared, with unique sauces and even within

puff pastry.”

❝We believe in keeping the ingredients fresh and healthy, and that presentation is just as important,❞ The community’s many special events, workshops and galas are exciting challenges for the team, which, in addition to the executive chef, includes 16 cooks and 10 dishwashers. “Special events like our popular Chef’s Table are especially exciting to plan,” said Dwayne. “Those meals invite even more creativity

with ingredients and special preparations.” The community recently held an al fresco barbecue where visitors to the community enjoyed five grilled courses including sea scallops with corn salsa, an heirloom tomato salad with smoked mozzarella, grilled skirt steak, and caramelized grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce and roasted almonds. Chef Dwayne is thrilled when residents cite the community’s meals as one of the best reasons to live in the amenity-rich neighborhood. “It’s my name on the menu,” he said. “But, I have a great staff and they work very hard. I couldn’t do anything without them.”

SOME TREAD LIGHTLY ON THE EARTH SOME LOVE A PARADE

BAY AREA’S PREMIER CREMATION PROVIDER PERSONALIZED MEMORIAL SERVICES

WE SEE THE WORLD THE WAY YOU DO

Neptune Society of Northern California

NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD 1261 TRAVIS BLVD., SUITE 160, FAIRFIELD, CA 94533 707-422-4900 © 2007 STEI

FD 1603

Prime Time Living 28


29

Napa/Solano Edition


Alzheimer Walk Funds Delivered

T

he NorthBay Adult Center recently received a check for more than $8,400, as part of its fundraising agreement with the Alzheimer’s Association and its Walk to End Alzheimer’s event, held last October. The Alzheimer’s Association offered to return 50 percent of all funds over $4,999 raised for the walk, and 60 percent of any funds raised over that

March 1, 2014

NorthBay Adult Center

Eight thousand four hundred dollars Walk to End Alzheimer’s event

00

8,400

Alzheimer’s Association

amount, according to Sandy Perez, manager of the center. The NorthBay team was not only the largest group to participate in the event, but also raised the most funds, at $13,983. The Alzhiemer’s Association was so pleased with the turnout in Solano County, it plans to hold another walk in September of this year, Sandy adds.

OCD House Cleaning

Camino Alto

Michele Casaucau Owner

RESIDENCE CLUB

707-771-0113

Trisha R. Beard Administrator

trisha@camino-alto.com

Assisted Living Facility Lic # 486801896 www.camino-alto.com

Business License #023899 Bonded/Insured

Avon Consultant

Serving Our Seniors Since 1985

Assisted Living, also specializing in Alzheimer’s / Dementia, Hospice & Respite Care Designed around the needs & wishes of today’s Seniors. Ambulatory & Non-Ambulatory Located 2 blocks from Kaiser and Sutter Hospitals Private and Shared rooms with Full Bathrooms Emergency Call System 3 Nutritious Meals & Snacks a Day Full Activity & Social Program 24-Hour Personal Assistance Housekeeping & Laundry

105 Power Drive Vallejo (707) 643-7617 Prime Time Living 30

Mr. K's Mobile Photos

mrkendrick2004@gmail.com | (707) 580-4897 Retirement Parties, Generation & Family, Portraits


31

Napa/Solano Edition


Photo Contest

Celebrating the essence of our elders .

Photos accepted through April 28th 2014.

Categories: Submission Criteria: ¡ Essence ¡ Photo size 300 dpi/Max 3 MB ¡ Diversity ¡ Digital (uploaded to website, email, or CD) ¡ Intergenerational ¡ One photo per category ¡ Each photo must include an image of someone who is 60 years or older. * Photo release required. Photos become the property of the Senior Coalition.

To download forms and submit photos visit our website at http://uat.solanocounty.com/SCSC_PhotoContest . If you prefer to mail your submission please address it to: Senior Photo Contest P.O. Box 3069, Vallejo CA 94590. Please direct other inquiries to seniorphotocontest@gmail.com, or call Evelyn at (707) 784-8269. * Winners will be selected from each city in the following categories: Youth (18 and under), amateur, and professional. Hosted by the Senior Coalition and partners.

Prime Time Living Prime Time Living 32


Firefighters Save Lives Before Fire F

airfield firefighters are working to save lives even before a fire starts. The Fairfield Fire Department has been awarded a federal Fire Prevention & Safety grant to purchase and distribute smoke detectors to residents who are without them. These detectors come equipped with 10-year batteries, which should keep them in working order longer than many other detectors. “It is usually the smoke, not the fire, that overcomes most people during a fire event,” said Fire Chief Tony Velasquez. “Getting these detectors into the homes of our residents who need them will surely help with early notification of fires, and possibly save lives.” The firefighters made the first of these granted smoke detectors available through the Senior Home Assistance Repair Event during the fall. If you need smoke detectors for your home, please stop by Fire Administration at 1200 Kentucky Street, Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.

Fairfield Fire Department pursues the highest levels of fire and life safety services to minimize loss of life and property. Fire assists with disaster preparedness, fire prevention and education, fire suppression, hazardous materials/confined space rescue, operational fire permits, special events inspections, and State licensed residential care inspections.

33

Napa/Solano Edition


The Senior Coalition of Solano County wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the Salvation Army Kroc Center, Kaiser Permanente, North Bay Health Care, Sutter Health, Yolo Hospice, Emeritus Senior Living, Faith in Action, PEAS, ResCare Homecare, Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Prime Time Living, Meals on Wheels, and County Supervisor Jim Spering for their generous support and partnership in making the Mini-Medical School: Aging with Vitality a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you. THANK YOU!!!!

SENIOR COALITION OF SOLANO COUNTY

Prime Time Living 34

Prime Time Living


We can turn your tarnished/ broken gold or silver jewelry into CASH! WE BUY: Gold & Silver Coins, Bullion, Maple Leafs, Foreign Gold, and much more...

Caution

WE SELL: High quality gold/silver jewelry, loose gem stones, Gold/Silver Coins, Collectible Coins, Bullion, and much more... *See store for details

B E W A RY

of out of town companies working from local hotels! We Pay More, Period! No Gimmicks! Wholesale Prices on

Lic#48061021

GOLD AND SILVER JEWELRY

TRUSTED GOLD BUYER TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

Wine Country Coin Gold and Silver 1509 West Imola Ave., Napa, CA 94559

707-265-6500

Solano Coin Gold and Silver 767 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA

707.447.4700

www.SolanoCoin.com

Monday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm

FREE ADD COIN 5%

10% OFF

Just stop in and say “hi”

to your Gold Payout

Any Jewelry in stock

Expires 5/31/14

Expires 5/31/14

Expires 5/31/14

35

Napa/Solano Edition


Wine and Rails q on the Vintage Comet r

in APRIL at the Western Railway Museum

Wine lovers and wildflower watchers can once again ride vintage trains at the Western Railway Museum. Each Saturday in April, the Museum will use its historic electric railway equipment on the Vintage Comet Wine Train. The train departs at 4pm for a 75-minute, 11-mile ride to take advantage of the beautiful late-afternoon light. Adult passengers 21+ sample and learn about four local wines from members of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op. Suisun Valley is the second oldest AVA in California (Napa is the first), and is the next major valley east of Napa. Best known for Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Suisun Valley has been described by Sunset Magazine as "undiscovered and unpretentious, much as Napa was in the 1960s. Cool afternoon breezes from San Francisco

Bay bring down high daytime temperatures a good thing for grapes." Juice is available for younger patrons.

cover the hillsides and fields, including poppies, goldfields, and sheep’s sorrel. In addition, Museum docents will be on hand

Sample and learn about four local wines from members of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op aboard the Vintage Comet.

to describe the various native wildflowers in bloom and visible from the rail line, which is part of the Sacramento Northern Railway National Historic District.

Passengers often catch views of the native wildflowers that Prime Time Living 36

The name Vintage Comet references wine, history, and honors an actual Sacramento Northern train name, "The Comet," which ran from Oakland to Sacramento over the tracks


37

Napa/Solano Edition


the Museum now owns and operates. The Vintage Comet features an antique parlor-observation car that turns 100 years old this year: Salt Lake and Utah Railroad #751, built in 1914.

Details at a Glance: q The Vintage Comet: n Departs each Saturday at 4:00pm from April 5 – April 26. n All tickets are $25/person, and include a souvenir wine glass. n Passengers sample 4 wines provided by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op.

The Western Railway Museum is located on the freshly repaved California State Highway 12 in rural Solano County, midway between Interstate 80 in Fairfield and the Sacramento Delta town of Rio Vista. The Museum is just one hour from San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, and Sonoma.

n A portion of the ticket price benefits the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation, which provides temporary financial assistance to women with breast cancer. n Advanced reservations accepted at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. DIGITAL COLOR OR BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Location: The Western Railway Museum is located on the California State Highway 12 in rural Solano County, midway between Interstate 80 in Fairfield and the Sacramento Delta town of Rio Vista.

e s o o Ch

CREEKSIDE HEARING AID SERVICE People Are Everything When It Comes To Service

Tracy

Laura

Cynthia

Voted Best Hearing Aid Specialist

CALL TODAY FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION • PRICES FOR EVERY BUDGET • FINANCING AVAILABLE

(707) 455-7993 *Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Cynthia Peffers, BC-HIS, ACA CA.LIC. #HA1816

600 Nut Tree Rd. • Suite 250 • Vacaville • CA 95687 Prime Time Living 38


Senior Companions Ride

There is a FREE* Ride…with a paid Senior fare of 75¢ , a Senior Monthly Pass, or a DayPass, a senior companion (62 or older) can ride for free. For shopping, errands, or to catch an appointment– City Coach can get you there.

FREE!

• Frequent 30-minute service • Clean, comfortable buses • Friendly drivers *Limit one senior companion per paid senior fare, Senior Monthly Pass or DayPass. Good on fixed routes only.

Safe. Convenient. Economical39 I 449.6000 I citycoach.com Napa/Solano Edition


Crossword

CLUES DOWN 1. Folder paper 2. Mormon state 3. Folded, filled tortillas 4. Expression of sorrow 5. Follows sigma 6. Settle in tents 7. Milk paint 8. A batter’s run 9. Little Vienna on the Mures 10. Stems 11. Country singer Lang 12. Half tone interval 13. Arrives 15. Occupies 18. Vestment 21. Relating to US artifacts 24. One who covers with laminate 26. Dental organization 27. Pitch 30. Like a feeble old woman

CLUES ACROSS 1. Alter 7. Defects 13. Language of Andorra 14. One who scrapes 16. Not off 17. People indigenous to Europe 19. Of I 20. Hmongs 22. Brew 23. Sandwich shops 25. Shade trees 26. Scope or extent 28. Self-immolation by fire 29. U of Al. fraternity 3-9-1856 30. Automatic data processing 31. Veterans battleground 33. “___ Squad” 34. Frog genus 36. Pillage

32. Murdered in his bathtub 41. An opaque spot on the cornea

35. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital

43. Capital of Yemen

37. Play on words

44. Doctors’ group

38. Alloy of mercury

45. Electronic countermeasures

39. Mushroom gill

47. Make lace

42. Perform

48. Chit

43. College entrance exam

51. Singer Horne

46. Praying insects

53. Silent agreement

47. Entices

55. Short-billed rail

49. Ascends

56. Drinking container

50. Sculpture stands

58. Matchstick game

52. God of Assyria

59. Indian dresses

54. Data executive

60. Trumpeter Hirt

55. Impudent

61. The View’s first segment

57. Not shared

64. Atomic #34

59. Rabbit tail

65. Plural of 41 across

62. Small amount

67. Roof supports

63. Irish revolutionary org.

69. Tears apart

66. Ben-Hur actor’s initials

70. Goat-like deities

68. Older citizen (abbr.)

38. Elsewhere defense 40. Graphic symbols Prime Time Living 40

See page 43 for puzzle answers.


41

Napa/Solano Edition


Senior Centers American Canyon Senior Center 2185 Elliott Drive American Canyon 707-647-4369

Napa Senior Activity Center 1500 Jefferson Street Napa 707-255-1800 Florence Douglas 333 Amador St. Vallejo 707-643-1044

Fairfield 1200 Civic Center Drive 707-428-7421

are Muadvan-

ull AdAging,

Suisun City 318 Merganser Dr. 707-421-7203

Rio Vista Senior Center 25 Main Street, Rio Vista 707-374-3349

Benicia Senior Center 187 L Street 707-745-1202 Senior Center Without Walls seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org 877-797-7299

NOW IN PRIVATE PRACTICE... Taking New Patients Triple board certified American Board Medical Specialties

Providing 50+ seniors a resource for social interaction while providing support and information through social services, nutrition, recreation and travel opportunities.

Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Hospice and Palliative Care Retired Air Force physician Patient Advocate Visits at assisted living facilities and nursing homes M/W/F Clinic open Tu/Th 8-6

rgenntact sher-

ull AdAging,

Dixon 201 South 5th St. 707-678-7022

McBride 91 Town Square Vacaville 707-469-6660

tions benenter-

p is a repwith ortuolano

Please contact your local Senior Center for Schedule & Event Information

Kathryn Amacher, DO

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics 707-451-4111 NO MEMBERSHIP FEE REDUCED-FARE TAXI CARDS AVAILABLE MOST EVENTS ARE AT NO OR LOW COST

318 Merganser Drive • 707-421-7203

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.• Monday through Friday Prime Time Living 42

Peaslee DuMont, MD

Integrative Family Practice 707-447-7751

Penelope McAlmond-Ross, PsyD Applied Psychology Systems 707-330-5535

313 Kendall St. Ste. B, Vacaville, 95688


n of maand

Vacaville Convalescent & Rehab Center

McCune Garden Chapel

FUNERAL DIRECTORS In Your Community Since 1938 • FD-0388

able day ndaairt at

212 Main Street • Vacaville, CA (707) 448-6546

Milton Carpenter Funeral Home In Your Community Since 1859 • FD-0386

569 N First Street • Dixon, CA (707) 678-2189

icaShe at

Traditional Funeral Pre-need Arrangements Cremation Memorial Services Monuments

585 Nut Tree Court Vacaville, CA 95687 707-449-8000

Serving Vacaville, Dixon, Winters, Davis & Surrounding areas.

Solano County’s best rehab team provided by

PUZZLE

Sometimes life takes a surprise turn…

SOLUTION

We can help you stay on track.

Sudoku from page 14 Crossword from page 40

AAOA

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION: • Gatekeeper Training • Mental Health Training & Awareness • Suicide Prevention & other mental health topics • Continuing Education for Professionals For more information call: 707-644-6612

AREA AGENCY ON AGING SERVING NAPA AND SOLANO

Assistance, Advocacy, Answers on Aging

FREE NAVIGATOR CASE MANAGEMENT FOR SENIORS 50+: • Linkage and assistance with accessing food, transportation, housing and other community resources • Linkage and assistance with mental and physical health resources For more information call: 707-643-1797, ask to speak with a PEAS Navigator Prevention and

for 15

Seniors

w w w. s o l a n o s e n i o r s p e i . o r g

43

for

Napa/Solano Edition


Hassle Free Printing We Take Printing Seriously…Not Ourselves.

5,000 postcards $149 • 10,000 flyers $349 • 1,000 magazines $995 (16 pages, 60# paper)

Call 210-804-0390 for Special Online Pricing!

Visit us at www.shweiki.com

CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR PLANT TOUR 210-804-0390 • Email samplEs@shwEiki for a frEE quotE or call 512-480-0860

Prime Time Living 44


Resource Guide - Important Local Phone Numbers SOLANO COUNTY

NAPA COUNTY

AREA AGENCY ON AGING

AREA AGENCY ON AGING: 800-510-2020

The toll free number will automatically route the caller to the city of residence.

NAPA OMBUDSMAN: 707-258-9348

1-800-510-2020

Administrative Offices: F a i r f i el d: V a ca v i l l e: V a l l ej o:

644-6612 4 2 9 -6 2 3 5 4 6 9 -6 6 7 9 6 4 3 -1 7 9 7

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: 707-253-4625 MEALS ON WHEELS: 7077-253-6111 NAPA VALLEY HOSPICE & ADULT DAY:

1-800-660-1993

NORTHBAY ALZHEIMER'S RESOURCE CENTER 707-624-7971

NORTHBAY ALZHEIMER'S DAY CARE CENTER 707-624-7970 Fax: 707-624-7969

FAIRFIELD SENIOR DAY PROGRAM 707-428-7742

REDWOOD CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER 800-834-1636

FAITH IN ACTION: Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Solano County,

Caregiver Respite Program, Ride with Pride & Cancer Patient Navigator Program

South Solano County: North Solano County:

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: 707-253-3818

707-425-6164 707-469-6675

707-258-9080

Find the glasses and you could WIN!

Find these reading glasses in our magazine and be registered to win a $50 Olive Garden gift card! Simply e-mail the PAGE NUMBER and your NAME and ADDRESS or enter by mail by 5/15/2014. primetimeliving@aol.com or Prime Time Seniors 209 Glen Eagle Way Vacaville, CA 95688

3

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (I.H.S.S.)

Public Authority: I n t a k e L i n e:

Ph

707-784-8259 7 0 7 -7 8 4 -8 2 5 9

MEALS ON WHEELS of Solano County Home Delivered Meals: 707-425-0638 Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun & Vacaville Home Delivered Meals: 707-644-7444 Benicia & Vallejo Congregate Dining: 707-426-3079 Senior centers in Solano County

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING & ADVOCACY PROGRAM (HICAP) 800-434-0222

SOLANO OMBUDSMAN

24-Hour Hotline: 800-231-4024

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES 707-784-8259 24-Hour Hotline: 800-850-0012

Visit our NEW website at

primetimeliving.org for digital editions, online puzzles, our blog, and so much more!


Emeritus Emeritus Senior Senior Living Living

Wherever you live, you want to feel like you belong. That’s the environment we create Wherever you live, you want to feel like you belong. That’s the environment we create every day in our communities. Whether you are looking for the perfect place to retire every day in our communities. Whether you are looking for the perfect place to retire or need a little assistance to live the life you want, we focus on building a place you’ll be or need a little assistance to live the life you want, we focus on building a place you’ll be proud to call home. proud to call home. Let us take care of housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and three meals a day. We’ll even Let us take care of housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and three meals a day. We’ll even allow your small pets. All you have to do is go out and enjoy life. Best of all, you’ll be allow your small pets. All you have to do is go out and enjoy life. Best of all, you’ll be surrounded by others who share your passion for living well. surrounded by others who share your passion for living well.

(707) (707) 447-7496 447-7496

Emeritus at Leisure Town Emeritus at Leisure Town 799 Yellowstone Drive 799 Yellowstone Drive Vacaville, CA 95687 Vacaville, CA 95687 Lic. #486803278 Lic. #486803278

Our Family Family isis Committed Committed toto Yours. Yours. Our Call us us today today to to Call schedule aa private private tour! tour! schedule

(707) (707) 552-3336 552-3336

Emeritus at North Bay Emeritus at North Bay 2261 Tuolumne 2261 Tuolumne Vallejo, CA 94589 Vallejo, CA 94589 Lic. #Pending Lic. #Pending

(707) (707) 553-2698 553-2698

Emeritus at Vallejo Emeritus at Vallejo 350 Locust Drive 350 Locust Drive Vallejo, CA 94591 Vallejo, CA 94591 Lic. #Pending Lic. #Pending

www.Emeritus.com www.Emeritus.com

® ®

Prime Time Living April/May 2014  

Serving Active & Mature Adults in Napa & Solano Counties

Advertisement