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Bartering for Services Osher Learning When Seconds Count Illicit Drug Use in Seniors


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students worked as a single team to assemble the bread oven, taking measurements to insure that construction was adhering to specifications. Hopi residents now use the oven at festivals and other events, baking bread for the community and a group of very proud students. Adults were present and participating in the construction process at all times during the building of the bread oven. In order to secure the continuance of the Youth Leadership program, FFC is hosting the Abbott Sekaquaptewa Leadership Celebration Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This function, the biggest fundraiser for the organization, will honor Camille and Roger Abelson and Rachel and Adam Albright. Additionally, the gala will celebrate the retirement of Jim West, who has served Futures for Children as President and CEO for the past 14 years and, prior to that, as an eight-year member of the board. This important event allows FFC to help American Indian children, the most underserved population in the United States. The DreamMaker Legacy Circle is a group of visionary Futures for Children supporters who, like our founder Dr. Richard Saunders, have made a lasting commitment to American Indian students by naming Futures for Children as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Retirement plans, life insurance policies, trusts, annuities, and wills are all potential vehicles for giving and provide estate tax benefits for you. To remember Futures for Children in your will, contact Sandra Massey, Senior Development Officer, by calling 505-821-2828 x129. We would like to thank you and welcome you to the DreamMaker Legacy Circle. Read more about this program and others at www.

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July 2012

Bartering for Services By Liz Otero


ven as children in grade school we innately understood the concept of bartering. Remember swapping a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a cupcake, or an apple for a candy bar? In today’s tough economy, the age-old system of trading goods and services without exchanging money is making a strong comeback with a modern twist, said Shirley Schaan, owner and founder of Southwest Barter Club. When Schaan, 60, started thinking about starting a barter company she thought she had come up with an original idea. She wanted to help individuals who were cashstrapped turn to bartering. In 2010, Schaan decided to start her business after finding herself broke and without alternative health care, living outside Knoxville, Tenn., after the timeshare industry in which she was working was eliminated. She then moved to Albuquerque to be close to her son with his children. “I was without income, insurance and

Shirley Schaan, owner and founder of Southwest Barter Club.

helping with my grandkids,” Schaan said. “I thought I was done. I was used to making really good money, but now without alternative health care, insurance, money, and at 58-years old, I thought ‘who would hire me, all the jobs would go to younger people,’” she said. “I wanted to help people in my situation -- that’s when I got the idea. I started the barter club so people could receive alternative health care when their cash flow might not allow them to purchase the services.” It wasn’t until she started her

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club that she realized the idea was a primitive practice. “When I started this I was totally creating, I thought I came up with an unusual and helpful idea,” Schaan said. “I also didn’t know how to begin to run a barter club. I knew that there were many things that I did not know. I was calling many people and having mixers to invite them to share my idea.” “Seniors like myself have a lot to offer,” Schaan said. “They still have their skills. Sometimes seniors think their worth is not looked at the same, but they are still vibrant, intelligent, with creative minds. A barter club is a place that they can trade those skills and talents and it will still have value,” Schann added. She said seniors are leaders and can still have their luxuries with bartering as a way to cope with tough economic times. Southwest Barter Club members can select from $193 million worth of items for sale. The club transfers “Barter Bucks” that represent the cash value of the goods or services. Members can use their Barter Bucks for advertising, house clean-

ing, dining out, alternative health care, parties, massages, car and home repair, lawn care, jewelry, pet care, real estate or luxury vacations all over the world, as well as many other services. ‘"Barter works at times such as these, when cash is so tight,” Schaan said. "It can help people out. I’m also opening a Southwest Barter Mall to make local shopping fun and easy. It will be an online mall and will probably open sometime this summer." Although people who barter are still in the minority, Schaan hopes that as bartering gets greater exposure it will grow in acceptance and visibility. Schaan, above all, remains optimistic. “We’re not letting this weak cash economy take the joy out of our lives,” she said. “I began by giving memberships away.” Now 18-months strong into her business, she has 150 members. For more information on Southwest Barter Club, or for employment opportunities, call Shirley Schaan at, 715-2889; visit

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he ADRC is a valuable source of information and assistance that seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families and caregivers throughout New Mexico should know about. The letters stand for the state “Aging and Disability Resource Center,” a program that provides information, counseling, assistance, and referrals regarding a wide range of benefits, services and resources. And it does so without charge. The ADRC is housed in the state Aging & Long Term Services Department. Although formally established in 2004 its roots go back much further, and it has continued to evolve into a single point

of entry for several programs the Department operates. Many readers may recall longstanding programs such as HIBAC, the Benefits Counseling Program, and the MedBank prescription drug assistance program. All are still alive and well, and you can still access them, and much more, through the ADRC (toll-free at 1-800-4322080; 505/476-4846 in Santa Fe). The range of services and resources about which the ADRC can provide information, referrals, and assistance is extremely broad. In addition to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans Services, they include services and resources as diverse as transportation, homemaker assistance and home modifications, senior centers,

prescription drug assistance, support groups, long-term care facilities, and respite care. The Center can also receive reports of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation, though such reports can be directly made through 1-866-654-3219. The ADRC provides confidential information and assistance on a one-on-one basis through its phone service, to walk-ins, through volunteers and coordinators throughout the state, and in scheduled group presentations and clinics. In addition, the ADRC maintains a written Desk Reference that includes information and contact numbers about multiple programs that is posted on its web site, www.nmaging.state. The Center has also created a

new, separate web site,, which contains useful self-assessment tools and allows interested organizations to be included in the data base of information the ARDC uses. These resources can also be accessed by calling the ARDC. Readers may be aware of sessions the ARDC conducts throughout the state each Fall, to help Medicare beneficiaries make managed care and prescription drug plan choices. But you should know that the ARDC is there to help with that and many, many other subjects, throughout the year. Mr. Parks is a principal with the Mandy Pino Center for Life Planning and Benefits Choices.

Osher Learning Institute UNM Grows West

By Maralie W. BeLonge


hrough a partnership with Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

at the University of New Mexico is offering classes and lectures to individuals over 50 in Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and surrounding communities.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established through funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation in 2007. The Osher Institute located at UNM Continuing Education is one of 118 nationally and the only Institute in New Mexico. OLLI at UNM offers intellectually rewarding courses similar to main campus topics but without testing or grades and further strives to develop a learning ‘community’ emphasizing social connections and networking within its membership. Now celebrating our fifth year of operation, OLLI provides a diverse range of courses in Art, Art History, Current Events, Health, Fitness and Well-Being, History, Literature and Writing, Psychology, Sociology, Science and Technology, Music, Theatre and Travel. Great care is taken to ensure that class offerings are as intellectually challenging and informative as they are entertaining. Courses concentrate on member interests with some of the most popular topics focusing on discussion and sharing of ideas rather than traditional lecture. The membership of $20 also provides many benefits on the UNM Campus and within the community.

Summer and fall classes are scheduled for the Del Webb Alegria site as well as several special Member Events. On August 22, 2012 from 2 to 4 PM, Jane Ellen, Composer, Lecturer, Performer and Recording Artist will present “An Afternoon with Rodgers and Hammerstein.” The Del Webb Alegria community offers free parking, easy access and comfortable classrooms in their luxurious clubhouse. Free member’s events at Del Webb Alegria are open to all Osher members and residents of the Del Webb Alegria community. For more information on OLLI at UNM, please contact Maralie BeLonge, the Osher Program Supervisor at 277-6179 or belonge@unm. edu or visit the website http://dce. To register for Osher membership and for the many wonderful Osher courses and lectures, please contact Continuing Education Registration at 277-0077, Option One or come by UNM Continuing Education Registration at 1634 University Blvd., NE, Albuquerque.

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Residential Options Inside Residential Options

AHEPA Elmcroft Kingston Rainbow Vision Quilted Care La Vida Llena

Leap into the Deep End When Moving Out of Your Family Home


oving out of a home — regardless of where to — can be an incredibly emotional journey. This is especially true for those moving out of the family home and into a smaller place or to a care facility. How an individual or couple is impacted depends a lot on when they are making the change. Overwhelmingly, people who are empty nesters are finding that moving into adult residential facilities while still active, has some great rewards. The biggest advantage is putting an end to being responsible for maintaining a home and yard, not to mention unused rooms. Whenever the change is made it does come with some unanticipated emotions during the flurry

of activity leading up the move so expect some highs and lows in how you feel from day to day. The good news that once an individual or couple is settled into their new surrounding, new routines take over and for many the fun begins. Some helpful hints include keeping the layout familiar and keeping basic routines as it pertains to eating and activities the same. Some challenges can arise when a family member is required to move a hoarder. In this case it is important to understand that hoarding is a compulsive need to collect and keeps things regardless of necessity or value. The first thing to do here is to sort through material and pick what is going to the new location. Many families

in this situation have found that an objective third party can be more successful than a family member or friend in the process of eliminating and sorting through, what an individual believes are their precious items. So when going through this process with someone who suffers from hoarding having patience and professional help is key to a successful change in environment. But once a move is complete the time is now perfect to relax and enjoy the new surroundings. Many places and facilities featured in this special section have spas, gyms, on-site hair salons and swimming pools. So now is the perfect time to take the walks you have always talking about and to enjoy your new surroundings.


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Los Volcanes Rd NW 505.833.3139 • 505.839.6909 &

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Senior Housing With Community in Mind By Barb Armijo

mocracy. This is the essence of the Greek Hellenism heritage. ome seniors may find it difThe third was to encourage ficult to live in apartment embracement of the American buildings – sharing common educational system and to take adareas with everyone from college vantage of the many opportunities students to families with small it presented to better one’s position children to the adults who like to in life. The fourth objective was have loud parties. That’s not how to develop a social organization it is for seniors living at any of the that reflected the Greeks’ love of three AHEPA 501 III Senior Apart- life, and to establish a mutually ments in Albuquerque or one of the supportive fellowship that would many across bind them the country. together and The three preserve their West Side culture. apartment Since its communities humble birth – one at 6800 some 90 Los Volcanes years ago, Rd NW, anAHEPA has other at 6700 grown into Los Volcanes, the largest NW and the Greek Herithird at 6620 tage OrganiBluewater Rd. zation in the NW -- are part world with of something thousands bigger than of memjust the busibers in over ness of operat- From left: AHEPA II Manager, 500 chapOsiris Carrillo, AHEPA III Manager Danny ing beautiful ters spread Leza, AHEPA I Manager Debra Gallegos. senior housthroughout ing facilities, the United however. States, CanAHEPA stands for the “American ada, Australia, and the Bahamas. Hellenic Educational Progressive Each year the AHEPA organization Association.” It was founded in raises and distributes millions of Atlanta, Georgia in 1922 for the dollars for academic scholarships, primary purpose of helping Greek disaster relief, medical research immigrants to become American and direct support to Orthodox Citizens. communities. The AHEPA founding fathers So how did it get into the busihad four objectives. The first was ness of providing senior housing? to promote patriotism so that imIt was built upon the same prinmigrants in their association would ciples as the heritage association have a love for their new country – preserving community, especially and to embrace its democratic prin- for low income senior citizens. In ciples. The second was to promote 1980, the AHEPA National HousHellenism, to foster a pride in their ing Corporation was formed to obHellenic heritage, and a love for tain federal funds to build and manall things Greek. This speaks to age affordable housing for these the belief within the Greek comseniors. AHEPA put up its first munity that the ideals in the United building consisting of 189 apartStates are the same gifts that ments in 1981 in Saint Louis. Since ancient Greeks gave to Western that time, AHEPA has constructed a Civilization. Those ideals include total of 86 homes across the nation civic responsibility, philanthropy, with over 4,700 apartments under education, family and individual their management. Six more homes Continued Pg 11 excellence, the very ideals of de-



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Residential Options Elmcroft Living


ere’s to life. At Elmcroft Senior Living, we understand that you have lived a very rich and interesting life with plenty of stories to tell. We want to understand those stories and the individual who lived them so that we know what is most important to you in

the next chapter of your life. We often hear remarks from our residents like “Now that I’m here, I can’t help but wonder why it took so long.” Each day our residents set their own agenda; choosing from a wide array of scheduled activities or impromptu gatherings.

Senior Housing With Community in Mind Continued are currently under construction. The Albuquerque properties started with Phase I 15 years ago and have been flourishing under the leadership of Tasso and Becky Chronis. They have continued to foster the mission of AHEPA while meeting the needs of all seniors, no matter if they are Greek or not. Tasso has been an AHEPA member for 43 years, including time served as the president of the national association. He said AHEPA wants to give back to the community by offering scholarships and giving to charities. The housing also is part of their core mission, he said. “These seniors,” he says, “they have to be treated delicately with care and dignity. That’s OK, they deserve that.” AHEPA has 100 members (adult males only) and 300 member families. For more information on AHEPA and how to become involved with their association, visit “That we give something back to the community is very important to us,” said Becky Chronis. “Our residents on the West Side are sweet they really appreciate it. Anyone who comes into our apartments will get a real sense of this, we think. Each of our properties are well maintained and meet the very specific needs of seniors.” Each AHEPA apartment community has 52 apartments with a community room, a computer technology room for residents, and beautifully landscaped grounds for relaxing outside or taking a leisurely stroll. On site are a property manager, assistant manager,

maintenance, and janitorial staff to ensure comfort and peace of mind for everyone, including the families who come to visit their loved ones in the apartment communities. AHEPA also helps seniors with life transitions and aging issues. Many of their community members need assistance in accessing certain services, such as transportation, quality medical care and other services. Staff members also have resources to offer seniors who are interested in educational programs, civic engagement, and social opportunities. “Basically, we want our residents to know they are not in a nursing facility or assisted living,” Chronis said. “We do want to help with their quality of life and give them every opportunity to be mobile, involved in their community and also safe in their homes. That’s our goal always.” Under the AHEPA National Housing Corporation, which was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the apartment communities HUDsubsidized Section 202 housing for low income disabled and elderly people ages 62 and up. All properties comply with Federal Fair Housing Act through Equal Housing Opportunity. They operate as a non-profit entity and while that means they run their properties lean, there are plenty of amenities that seniors love, including beautiful common areas, landscaped grounds for a stroll and meeting rooms for family events and community parties.

Enjoy leisure time reading in the library or sipping tea in the bistro. On pleasant mornings, residents can be seen strolling the grounds and chatting on the porch. Whatever your fancy, enjoy it at Elmcroft Senior Living surrounded by friends and with the security of knowing our trained staff are on hand twenty four hours a day. Whether you need a little assistance getting dressed in the morning, a friendly ear to listen to your stories, companionship and nourishment during meals, or help with medication reminders, Elmcroft is the name to know and the place you can call home.

While it may seem this type of lifestyle is out of reach for most financially, you might be surprised to find just how affordable assisted living can be. Gone are the expenses of gas and electric bills. Say good bye to mortgage payments and insurance. Hang up your hedger and trimmer, no need for yard work at Elmcroft, unless you’d like to do a bit of gardening in our courtyard. The choice is yours. No need to do marketing for your meals, they’ll be prepared and served to you three times a day. And if you have a favorite traditional family recipe, share it and we’ll prepare it for you!

NOW THAT I’M HERE, I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF: “WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?” Not only are the residents of Elmcroft living happy lives, they’re growing in experience – trying new things, making new friends, having fun and going places. Call 505.797.8600 to schedule a visit.

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ingston Residence of Santa Fe is a full service retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and care for residents affected by dementia and Alzheimer disease.

a variety of floor plans sure to meet your needs. You will find our apartments to be larger than those of most communities in comparison, with large balconies and kitchens. Abundant closet space and individual

We are merely minutes away from shops, banking, premier medical services and the many cultural and entertainment events that our area has to offer. Kingston Residence offers

temperature controls assure your comfort. We are proud to be the only independent living community in Santa Fe offering three daily meals to our residents. With

flexible meal hours, dining is to us as it is to you, so blood THE SETTING offered with your schedule in pressure and weight monitoring Kingston Residence is are nestled in site. a residential mind. Comfortable surroundoffered on Home main- nei ings, superb meal choices and the outskirts of Santa attentive wait staff all make for a Fe. This delightful location pleasurable dining experience. you in mind is merely minutes from shopping, ban We offer daily fitness programs with weekly yoga classservices as well as many cultural and entertaining es, bridge games, guest speakers and concerts. Our activity director frequently organizes ACCOMMODATIONS outings to evening theater and concert events. Kingston Residence Our professional housekeep- offers a variety of floor plans ing may staff provides regularly choose. Each sun tenance filled spacious apartment o scheduled cleaning of your worries are a thing of apartment. feel like driv- grounds the past when you call Kingston views Don’t of landscaped or picturesque moun ing? Let our drivers take you out home. Apartments are unfurnished you may decorate seven days a week for schedWe takeso pride in our commuuled shopping, doctors’ visits nity and the talented and special possessions. A variety of up kitchenettes a andcherished church services. Life made people that make our staff. easy! think Kingston place ing from fully equippedWe kitchens to isa asmaller kitc Our dedicated staff is availyou’ll love to call home. Please ableing around the clock to at- and microwave. feel free to schedule a tour and a refrigerator Each apartment Kingston Residence tend to both routine needs and have lunch with us, and dis2400 Legacy Court ample closet space theforability to individually Santa Fe, NM 87507 matters of emergency. Health andcover yourself the Kingston maintenance is as important difference. 505-471-2400


SAFETY FEATURES Staff may be summoned twenty-four hours a day b emergency call system located in the bathroom o community is equipped with smoke alarms and fir our common areas as well as the individual apartm A Security Guard staffs the reception desk from 8 and by a receptionist from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PERSONAL SERVICES Our staff is available around the clock to attend t sities or an emergency. Health maintenance is as as it is to you, so blood pressure and weight moni on site. Our exceptionally trained staff can also m administer medication.

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Residential Options Get in the Hearing Loop NM


he Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has selected the Loop New Mexico (LNM) initiative of their Albuquerque, NM chapter to be one of three such campaigns recognized with a brand new “Get In the Hearing Loop” award at their national convention in June.

Working in partnership with the nonprofit Albuquerque assistive devices retailer ATS Resources, the campaign has played a major role in the looping of over six dozen churches and other public meeting places throughout the state. The Albuquerque Little Theater was the first performance space

looped in Albuquerque with the Vortex following that lead while Popejoy Hall installed a variation of the technology called neck loops. Loop New Mexico leaders are currently searching for funding to pay for the installation of hearing loops in the Kimo Theater. LNM has heard interest expressed in looping the Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Theater in Las Cruces and the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.

11th Annual Meals on Wheels Breakfast Egg-stravaganza


n July 14, Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque will host the 11th Annual Community Fundraising Breakfast to benefit the Low Income Medical Meal Program serving the metro areas of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. This program provides specially designed therapeutic meals to homebound individuals living in poverty at no cost to them. This is the only program of its kind in the area. “The event has become so popular that we’ve outgrown our indoor space and will be holding our Breakfast in a beautiful, festive tent still on the grounds of Northside Presbyterian,” said Samantha Blauwkamp, Meals on Wheels Executive Director. The new location will enable us to add more seating (larger space…smaller lines), more food stations, and a larger silent auction. Exciting activities for children of all ages include a bouncy house, face painting

and our first catch-n-eat pancake toss. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 8AM to 11:30AM Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, kids 4 through 11 are $6, and kids under 4 are free. Tickets available on-line at www.mow-nm. org. Northside Presbyterian is located at 5901 Harper Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque has been helping feed the homebound since 1972. Since our founding, we have prepared and delivered more than 3 million meals that have helped combat hunger as well as provided compassion and friendship to those most vulnerable in our community. New research shows that New Mexico is now the second worst state in the United States for senior hunger. Today 1 in every 7 New Mexico seniors does not know where their next meal is coming from.

The award being given to the Albuquerque HLAA chapter recognizes the pioneering work of their Loop New Mexico initiative and follows earlier national recognition for the chapter’s work in advocacy, the chapter newsletter, the chapter web site and the exemplary work of Carol Clifford, Au. D. as a professional advisor to the chapter. Steve Frazier, Loop New Mexico Committee chair, says much of the credit for the success of the local

initiative must go to ATS Resources and, especially, to Sally Schwartz for the campaign’s success. While the LNM committee secured press coverage, made presentations, mailed and distributed publicity material and referred inquiries, it was ATS and Ms. Schwartz that did the final sales job and installed most of the large area loops. Frazier notes that there is a growing number of new looping campaigns around the country. Some, like the new effort in Seattle, WA have been undertaken by local or state HLAA organizations while others, like the “Loop Colorado” campaign have been started by a business entity. For more information on Loop New Mexico, contact Steve Frazier at (505) 401-4195 or LoopNM@ Web address is: www.


14 July 2012

Residential Options Rainbow Vision The Castro Assisted Living At Its Finest.


ere the focus is on living with just the right amount of assistance to make life easy and enjoyable. With 26 units (studio, 1 bdr/1 bath and 2 bdr/1.5 bath), our 24-hour, qualified staff gets to know each individual member, catering to their special needs. Every day three fabulous chef-created meals are served but members can exchange two meals per week to dine in our four-star rated Garbo’s Restaurant. Included is twice weekly housekeeping and laundry service. Scheduled transportation takes members shopping, to doctor’s appointments and local events. Our experienced activity director makes sure

your home a private oasis. Enjoy a level of hospitality that can only be found at this inclusive and diverse community. Offering limited and include full membership packages. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Garbo’s, or a drink at our Starlight Lounge. Take advantage of the fitness center equipped with a full array of cardio and strengthening equipment, a yoga room, locker rooms with ample showers, a steam room and two outdoor hot tubs. Rainbow Vision Santa Fe, where a diverse community comes to live and play, welcomes you!

there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Castro includes a top notch fitness center, hot tub, spa, beauty salon and full service bar with live entertainment. It also offers short-term respite and rehabilitation stays for those times when you need a little extra care and pampering. It’s the perfect place for you or your loved one after a hospitalization, surgery or as a caregiver, when you just need a break.

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he birth of this new addition began over 20 months ago. Many have watched as the hole was dug for underground parking. As the construction progressed, it was easy to see the interior formation come to life. The view of the mountains is breathtaking from the contemporary fitness center‌and you have to see this fitness center with the latest equipment for an effective workout. There is a private room for massages, a billiards room and a community room to gather with new friends and neighbors. There is also a library with books and movies. The center of attraction is the magnificent pool and spa area. Residents enjoy aqua-robic exercise or swim laps in the 30’ X 60’ pool designed with the latest waveless technology. A nice way to finish the workout is by relaxing in the circular hot tub. The dining room resembles an elegant restaurant with tables that accommodate large social gatherings or intimate conversations. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare the meals as ordered off a menu. Outside the dining room is a patio with a kiva fireplace that will allow for outside dining while watching the sunset. Upon entering Nueva Vista there is an attendant greeting and assisting you at the Hospitality Center. This will be the hub of the community, much like on the main campus of La Vida Llena; where business is conducted,

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his month we celebrate our 236th birthday as a nation. It is interesting to think about our forefathers and how they came to draft the Declaration of Independence. I have always

Independence Day equated our founders as a group of experienced and wise men working into their “golden years.” However the group of men that molded our country varied in age from John Rutledge, age 26, to Benjamin Franklin, age 70. The First Continental Congress met for a short time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington, then a colonel of the Virginia volunteers, Patrick Henry, and John Adams, as well as delegates Samuel Adams from Massachusetts Bay, and Joseph Galloway and John Dickinson from Pennsylvania. The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from all the 13 Colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after the American Revo-

lutionary War had begun. From this meeting a small committee of five was formed to draft a declaration of independence. Thomas Jefferson, all of 33 years old, began writing the Declaration of Independence. Ben Franklin from Pennsylvania was one of the editors. He was 70 years old at the time. It was important for a seasoned politician to review the draft. As a result only three-fourths of the original draft survived the editors’ eraser. In the mid to late 1700s the average life expectancy was only 36. But there are many examples of seniors living successful lives and having careers far into their socalled twilight years. Ronald Reagan was born in 1911 and after many public careers including acting, he became President of the United States at age 69. Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of England until he was 80 years old. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at over 90 years of age, remains active and involved in contemporary

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In Chinese Medicine we refer to ulcerative conditions as having too much “fire.” This heat can accumulate from spicy, hot foods, and also, cooking methods. Think about the use of fire in cooking, and the consumption of the by-product. Fried, barbequed, over toasted or high heat cooking methods not only change the chemistry of food into unfavorable chemicals for the cells of the body, but also take the element of fire deep into the digestive system.  Raw foods can be extremely healing for “fire” types; some of my patients have difficulty digesting large amounts of raw food. Many do very well with fresh, live juices, made at home in a juicer. High-powered blenders are fantastic for making whole juices. The point behind these methods of extraction is to use forceful, non-heated, methods to release nutrients from food, without killing valuable probiotics and enzymes


that heal and gently cool the body. Introducing supplemental probiotics and enzymes is essential. Start with a probiotic at bedtime and an enzyme at mealtime. Make sure they are high quality and designed to withstand the high acidity of the stomach. I use a number of herbal remedies in the clinic and have found that once the right combination of herbs is found, a person can see dramatic results. One herb is Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or DGL.  In clinical studies DGL healed approximately 63 percent of gastric ulcerations after six weeks and 91 percent after 12 weeks. I have seen great results from the use of DGL clinically.  Do not use DGL if you experience fullness in the chest or abdomen, because it may exacerbate your condition   Abundant Blessings!


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Vienna With Love Ballet Pro Musica Festival Presenting the National Ballet of Mexico and La Catrina String Quartet with Jacquelyn Helin, Pianist Red Carpet Opening Night Gala Reception tickets: $100 Performance tickets: $30 - $75 Special weekend package for two at Hotel Albuquerque visit for more information Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th Street Tickets: NHCC box office 505-724-4771 or online at

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By Jane Blume “World-class choreography, dancers, and live music … a feast for the eye and ear.” That is how local and national critics have reacted to past performances at the Ballet Pro Musica Festival which this year is presenting its sixth summer season, “From Vienna With Love,” in partnership with National Hispanic Cultural Center. This festival is unique in the United States because it is the only summer dance festival that produces Chamber Music Ballet world premieres with treasured master-

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works, always with live music, performed by an internationally known ballet companies and music ensembles. Its motto is “See the Music, Hear the Dance. This year’s program includes the world premiere of Suite Imperial. Music by Josef Haydn (17321809), String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1 performed by La

Catrina Quartet. Choreography by Yazmín Barragán. Haydn composed this four-movement string quartet work as part of a set of “Erdody,” string quartets, named for the person who commissioned them, Count Joseph Erdody of Hungary. This was the last complete set of quartets that Haydn wrote before his death. National Ballet of Mexico will be adding this piece to its repertoire following the premiere performance here. The second balleton the program is Reflections, featuring music by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Choreography is by Mark Godden. Jacquelyn Helin, will perform this work for solo piano composed between 1904 and 1905. Each of the five movements is dedicated to one of his associates in Les Apaches, the early-19th Century, French-impressionist group of 16 musicians, writers and artists. National Ballet of Mexico premiered Godden’s dynamic work in Mexico City in 2005. The final ballet will be Postcard From Vienna with music by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899), Roses from the South; Treasury Waltz; Wine, Women & Song, arranged respectively by Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg. The ballet will be accompanied by La Catrina Quartet with Jaquelyn Helin, piano and Deborah Hanna, harmonium.The choreographer is Alex Ossadnik. Strauss was known as the “The Waltz King” for his operettas, including Die Fledermau. He composed more than 150 waltzes - and over 350 other dances - while serving as official conductor of Vienna’s court balls between 1863 and 1870. About the artists National Ballet of Mexico (Compania Nacional de Danza). Now in its 50th season, Mexico’s official national ballet ranks among the top five ballet companies in the Western Hemisphere. Other companies in this esteemed group are New York City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet of Cuba and Teatro Colon, Argentina, ranked according to annual budget size exceeding $45 million and the number of dancers in the company. Returning to the Festival directly from famed Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Company’s extensive repertoire spans traditional classical ballets to contemporary works and world premieres.


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Ballet Pro Musica Festival in August La Catrina Quartet was founded in 2001. Currently the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, the ensemble is blessed with dynamic personalities and hailed by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as “such good ambassadors for music.” The young musicians of

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La Catrina Quartet compellingly perform a unique blend of LatinAmerican and standard repertoire to diverse audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico. The Quartet has a triple mission, to perform the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, to promote Mexican and Latin American art music worldwide and to work closely with composers to promote performances of new music.

Godden, choreographing pieces while dancing professionally. She has worked with many well-known teachers and choreographers, including Godden, David Howard, and Alberto Alonso. A member of the National Ballet of Mexico since 2000, she has choreographed several works for the Company, and we were excited to commission her to create a new 2012 World Premiere piece. Alex Ossadnik is Ballet Pro Musica’s resident choreographer and possesses a unique combination of choreographic, teaching, and artistic leadership skills. A sought-after teacher by many ballet schools, he has been acclaimed by dance critics for his innovative, musical, exciting and mesmerizing works created in the classical idiom. The original Ballet Pro Musica, which he co-founded with Henry Holth, premiered in 2005 at the Savannah Music Festival. Ticket Information Regular seats range from $30 to $75 and are available by phone at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office, 505-724-4771, or online at www.balletpromusica. org.

location, meet the artists, preperformance symposium, private entrance to theater. People interested in Friday’s Red Carpet Lounge, and groups of 10 or more, should call Ballet Pro Musica at 505-352-1281. Ballet Pro Musica has received financial support from the New Mexico State Legislature, the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Gorham Charitable Foundation, the

Hancock Family Foundation, and private individuals and businesses. Additional support comes from the National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico Tourism Department, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque.

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Jacquelyn Helin is a popular Santa Fe-based pianist who consistently wins acclaim for her musicality and vibrant playing of a wide-ranging repertoire. In addition to Ballet Pro Musica, she is regularly heard in chamber music performances with groups including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe New Music, and Taos Chamber Music Group. About the choreographers Mark Godden is based in Montreal, the Texas native cre- Roberto Rodrigues & Mayuko Nihei ated his initial choreographies while performing as a soloist Special Benefit Red Carpet with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Lounge (RWB). He became RWB’s first Friday, August 10, 6:30 PM choreographer-in-residence while Opening Night Gala, $100 per still an active dancer. Consistently person; call Ballet Pro Musica, in demand, he has created pieces 505-352-1281. Premier orchesfor Boston Memphis Ballet, North tra seat location, hors d’oeuvres, Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet wines, desserts, meet the artists, Florida, American Ballet Theatre’s pre-performance symposium, and Studio Company, and National private entrance to theater. Ballet of Mexico. Saturday, August 11, 7 PM Special Benefit for UNM’s Yazmín Barragán is making her Center for Life. Tickets, $100 per Festival debut. Barragan is on the person; call Michelle Hale, 505same career trajectory as Mark 925-4551. Premier orchestra seat



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Advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

What is NICOA? By Toby Rose Brown


ICOA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit founded in 1976 by members of the National Randella Bluehouse Tribal Chairmen’s Association to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic well being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders (AI/AN). NICOA operates as a National Sponsor of the federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in seven states through a grant from the Department of Labor. They also advocate in the areas of Health Care, Elder Abuse, Long Term Care, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security and other issues relevant to the well-being of AI/AN Elders. Elders are encouraged to join and come to the biennial conferences to have their voices heard. They learn to educate and organize the over 300,000 AI/AN Elders into an advocacy structure for the unique service needs they have at their Local, Regional, and NICOA Regions

National levels. Qualified NICOA members attending the conference may also vote for board members and on issues and proposals made by Elders. Attendees, Exhibitors, Presenters, and Sponsors take part in an extraordinary experience that has a nationwide reach. Groups are being invited from Federal, State, and Local government agencies as are businesses whose products and services can benefit the AI/AN communities all across the US and Alaska. This year NICOA also expects to have a silent auction with proceeds going to further their mission. Conference registration includes general and breakout sessions, special cultural events, plus three meals. There will be entertainment, a presentation of wonderful Indian fashion, and the opportunity for friends from all nations to have reunions. The dinner event will be a traditional American Indian meal. For more information contact Randella Bluehouse, Executive Director, at 505.292.2001 or Registration forms are also available at

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ICOA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) for its 19th National Indian Council on Aging Conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1976, AHCC formed its fullservice Convention and Tourism Department. They promote and market Albuquerque globally among the Hispanic and Native American markets as the ideal destination for tourists, groups and associations to hold meetings and conventions. As an incentive to promote business in Albuquerque, and with the support of its membership base and dedicated volunteers, the AHCC Convention and Tourism Department provides numerous complimentary services to support Albuquerque as an ideal destination for conferences. These services were instrumental in NICOA booking its September 15-18, 2012 conference in Albuquerque. The warm, competent leadership of VP Mary Ann Jones has lead to a close friendly relationship between NICOA and AHCC. Mary Ann has done a great job

of bringing individuals, organizations and corporations to NICOA who will add to the success of the Mary Ann Jones conference. Some of these people were unknown to NICOA or would have been very difficult to reach. NICOA and AHCC are working together to offer the 1,500 Elder attendees who will come from all across the Continental US and Alaska a valuable conference experience in Albuquerque. Mary Ann said, “It is a pleasure to be assisting NICOA with their national conference. I am personally vested in promoting the well being of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders from across the US. We are committed to the success of the NICOA conference.” For information on bringing your event to Albuquerque, contact Mary Ann Jones at 1-800-754-4620 or email her at

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When Seconds Count By Nancy Salem Courtesy of Sandia Lab News


t was the strangest thing. Everyone just stopped,” say emergency room technician Scott Forman. “A paramedic looked across at me, grabbed my hand and said, ‘Where did you get those shears?’ I said I made them.” A half dozen people in the ER that day in 2008 placed orders for Forman’s shears. “I knew then that I needed to go into business,” he

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startup Héros, in addition to being a product to prototype through an ER physician. He and Mark NMSBA with his company Trinity joined forces through the New Medical. Mexico Small Business Assistance Barela was intrigued by Forman’s (NMSBA) trauma shears and Program, which joined the busipairs entrepreness. “I took Mark our neurs with scifirst-generation entists at Sandia product and told and Los Alamos him we needed National Labohelp with the ratories. Mark worked material selection with Forman for the blades and to improve the the blade design performance so the shears could and durability cut through a more of trauma shears robust set of ma- the go-to tool Making the Cut — Sandia researcher terials,” Forman for responders Mark Reece, right, and Albuquerque says. in the first sec- emergency room physician Scott For- He handed Mark onds of a crisis. man examine trauma shears developed about 15 materials The shears must for Forman’s company, Héros, under that emergency cut through a personnel typia New Mexico Small Business Aswide range of cally face, includsistance Program project. (Photo by materials, from Randy Montoya) ing Kevlar from denim to leather bulletproof vests, to Kevlar, to loose gauze, diaexpose wounds for treatment. pers, fiberglass, and plaster, all with Smarter, more durable trauma different densities and composishears was something Forman had tions. He also gave Mark a variety imagined and tinkered with in his of blades. garage for years. He has a back“We wanted Mark to determine ground in mountaineering and wilif there was one blade design that derness medicine and was frustrated would give the most bang for the by the flimsy, disposable construcbuck,” Forman says. “And Mark, tion of typical trauma shears. “They the genius that he is, did it.” are imprecise and made of cheap, Mark studied the best shears from shoddy materials with a blade that all over the world, focusing on why dulls quickly,” he says. “People just some worked better than others and throw them away.” why none worked well on synthetic Forman fitted the handle of his fibers such as Kevlar, ballistic nyfirst home-made shears with an lons, and polyethylenes. He tested integrated carabiner that clips onto all the blades on all the materials. a belt. He attached it to a standard “The failures were very reproducmanufactured set of trauma shears ible,” Mark says. “I began to see a blades coated with titanium nitrate trend of what worked and why.” for a sharper, longer-lasting edge. Mark learned how serrations And he personalized the shears with should be made and combined that laser engraving so if they got lost, data with information on dentathey’d find their way back. tion of animals such as sharks, Forman founded a company in whose triangular teeth are power2008, applied for a patent, and ful shearing machines. He then made 1,100 pairs in his spare time tested various blade angles on all while working as a University of the materials. Mark machined trial New Mexico resident in emergency blades and gave Forman reports medicine. “They just caught on and prototypes. “We honed in on a from word of mouth,” he says. design that gives much better cut“Most of the EMTs in New Mexico ting capability,” Mark says. carry some version of my early He and Forman worked together trauma shears. I started to think this for about six months. The basecould work.” model shears they developed has an ergonomic, ambidextrous handle Trial and error with an integrated carabiner. The But Forman needed serious help blade length and handle pivot to produce the top-notch shears he point are engineered to generate envisioned and believed he could considerable torque, so less effort sell in bulk to global customers in is needed for heavy cutting. The military, medical, emergency, and blades are high carbon content other fields. He met flight paramed- surgical stainless steel that can be ic Daniel Barela, who had brought continued next page


Pueblo Pottery Lecture and Instruction What: Pueblo Pottery Pam Lujan-Hauer, a Chautauqua program When: Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 - 7:45 PM Where: Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho Free; no ticket or registration required


am Lujan-Hauer is an awardwinning potter from the Taos Pueblo who learned the craft from her great-aunts. In this Chautauqua program, she will tell the story of pottery, from the history of using clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery to the threats to traditional pottery. She will demonstrate her work with samples of clay she gathers

herself. Pam started making pottery when she was a child, inspired and taught by her great-aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, both highly regarded traditional Taos potters. Pam continued her interest in pottery while attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1975 and 1976. All of her pieces are coilbuilt from clays that she digs and processes herself. Her traditional pottery is made from Taos micaceous clay, which contains mica chips and is native to northern New

When Seconds Count autoclaved. A Eureka Moment Under NMSBA rules, the program pays for a specific amount of the researcher’s time, which is woven into his or her existing work. The business owner keeps rights to any intellectual property generated through the collaboration. Forman’s company, Héros, has a patent pending on the final trauma shears design and is negotiating prototype production, product manufacturing, and distribution. Héros includes Forman and Barela, along with Drew Tulchin, who focuses on business development, and marketing director Mike Sophir. John Willgohs of the Bernalillo County Fire Department says he had a eureka moment when he first saw Forman’s shears. “The ones out there are adequate, but if you have to cut through anything of any substance or thickness, you

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Mexico. Her contemporary pottery is made from various native clays, which are all hand-gathered and processed, according to native tradition. The native colors are made from plants, clay and minerals. Her current works incorporate a silver inlay technique and sculptures. All of her pieces are pit or kilnfired. Her work is carried in several prestigious museums and shops in New Mexico and Arizona. This program is funded by The Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. and the New Mexico Humanities Council. Pam Lujan


might as well throw the shears away afterward,” he says. “To have something stronger and more beefy, wow, it’s fantastic. And the clip, oh my gosh. You’re rushing around in the heat of the moment, it’s chaotic, and you have to find the shears. When they’re clipped to your belt, they’re right there. Mike Cavit, an Albuquerque emergency room technician and EMT, says he appreciates that the blades stay sharper longer and can be resharpened. “The clip makes them accessible and the blades stay sharp,” he says. The shears will cost more than typical throwaway models, from $20 to $60 versus $5 to $10. Forman, who finished his residency and joined Presbyterian Hospital in 2010, says the trauma shears have been a labor of love. “I’ve learned a lot about business, marketing, customer service, mate-

rial selection and design, manufacturing, prototyping, intellectual property, acquisition, contract law,” he says. “Just about every day somebody comes up and says, ‘Aren’t you the doc who makes

trauma shears?’ They have ideas of their own. These are nurses and paramedics and people who know what they’re talking about. I want to be able to help get those products to market.”

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history SOME JEWISH PIONEERS Marc Simmons Dr. Marc Simmons is New Mexico’s best known and most distinguished historian. He has written more than 40 books, several of which won awards including “Albuquerque: A Narrative History.” Comments to him can be posted at under his columns.


believe it was the late Rabbi Floyd S. Fierman of El Paso, religious scholar and historian, who first called serious attention to “Jewish Pioneering in the Southwest.” An article of his by that title was published in a popular journal book in 1960. In the years since then, other writers have entered the field producing an abundant literature. The history of Jews here actually begins rather late, in the period after 1850. The first wave was made up of Jewish immigrants, mainly from Germany, who came over the Santa Fe Trail at mid century and stayed in New Mexico to become leaders

in business, ranching, politics, and cultural affairs. In the vanguard was Solomon Jacob Spiegelberg who settled at Santa Fe and, seeing opportunity, summoned his four brothers from the Old Country, thereby creating a mercantile dynasty. Other prominent families followed his example. They included the Zeckendorfs, the Staabs, the Bibos, and the Seligmans. An interesting side to the story concerns the Jewish community’s strong friendship with New Mexico’s first bishop, the Frenchman John B. Lamy. Their regard for him traced back to incident on the Santa Fe Trail in 1852. Lamy had been East and was bringing back the first Sisters of Lorette when his party joined a caravan headed for New Mexico. On the Kansas prairie, they encountered a second wagon train that had stopped beside the trail. Lamy saw that it was made up of


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New Mexican teamsters returning to Santa Fe. They were carrying a sick man into an abandoned sod hut, obviously intending to leave him behind. The bishop inquired and learned that the unfortunate one was Levi Spiegelberg, whom the teamsters believed to be stricken with cholera. At the time, Lamy knew the Spiegelbergs of Santa Fe, but slightly. Nevertheless, he had Levi placed in his own wagon, saying that he did not believe the young man had cholera, but even if he did, his people were not afraid of the disease. In fact, with good nursing Levi fully recovered within a week. Upon rejoining his brothers at the trail’s end, he told how the bishop’s timely intervention had saved his life. Author Paul Horgan wrote that the incident “bound the Spiegelbergs to Lamy in life-long friendship.”

In later years when Lamy was struggling to finance his construction of St. Francis Cathedral, the Spiegelbergs and other Jewish families were major contributors. Across New Mexico, the German Jews were held in high esteem. Most were cultured and well-educated, and they had a strong civic sense. Some of these immigrants won seats in the territorial legislature. Among New Mexico towns that chose Jewish mayors were Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Rosa, Columbus, and Santa Fe. On July 4, 1885, Henry L. Jaffa was elected as the first mayor of New Albuquerque, the community formed at trackside one mile east of Old Town. His successor, Mike Mandell, was also Jewish. No immigrant people so easily found their niche, won acceptance, and prospered here than did the Jews. They and their descendants have given us a fascinating chapter in our history!


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Connect with local doctors who have experience treating with prescription XIAFLEX®. ImportAnt SAFEty InFormAtIon XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects including tendon rupture (break), ligament damage, nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand, or allergic reaction. Call your doctor right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger after the swelling goes down, pain, tingling, numbness, or problems using your treated hand or if you get hives, swollen face, breathing trouble, or chest pain. It’s important to tell your doctor about a prior allergic reaction to XIAFLEX, or if you have a bleeding For more information, problem or use a blood thinner. call 1-877- XIAFLEX or visit Common side effects include hand swelling, bruising, injection site reaction or bleeding, and pain. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see Important Product Information on the following page. © 2012 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All rights reserved. 0612-019.a



26 July 2012 Important Product Information XIAFLEX® (Zï a flex) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including: 1. Tendon rupture or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit. 2. Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit. 3. Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who take XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: • hives • swollen face • breathing trouble • chest pain What is XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. In people with Dupuytren’s contracture, there is thickening of the skin and tissue in the palm of your hand that is not normal. Over time, this thickened tissue can form a cord in your palm. This causes one or more of your fingers to bend toward the palm, so you can not straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into a cord by a healthcare provider who is skilled in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren’s contracture. The proteins in XIAFLEX help to “break” the cord of tissue that is causing the finger to be bent. It is not known if XIAFLEX is safe and effective in children under the age of 18. What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting treatment with XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX may not be right for you. Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you:

• have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection.

Do finger exercises each day, as instructed by your healthcare provider.

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Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about when you can start doing your normal activities with the injected hand.

• have any other medical conditions. • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XIAFLEX will harm your unborn baby. • are breastfeeding. It is not known if XIAFLEX passes into your breast-milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive XIAFLEX. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you use: a blood thinner medicine such as aspirin, clopidogrel (PLAVIX®), prasugrel hydrochloride (EFFIENT®), or warfarin sodium (COUMADIN®). If you are told to stop taking a blood thinner before your XIAFLEX injection, your healthcare provider should tell you when to restart the blood thinner. How will I receive XIAFLEX? Your healthcare provider will inject XIAFLEX into the cord that is causing your finger to bend. After an injection of XIAFLEX, your affected hand will be wrapped with a bandage. You should limit moving and using the treated finger after the injection. Do not bend or straighten the fingers of the injected hand until your healthcare provider says it is okay. This will help prevent the medicine from leaking out of the cord. Do not try to straighten the treated finger yourself. Keep the injected hand elevated until bedtime. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have: • signs of infection after your injection, such as fever, chills, increased redness, or swelling • numbness or tingling in the treated finger • trouble bending the injected finger after the swelling goes down Return to your healthcare provider’s office as directed on the day after your injection. During this first follow-up visit, if you still have the cord, your healthcare provider may try to extend the treated finger to “break” the cord and try to straighten your finger. Your healthcare provider will provide you with a splint to wear on the treated finger. Wear the splint as instructed by your healthcare provider at bedtime to keep your finger straight.

What are the possible side effects of XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX?”. Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: • swelling of the injection site or the hand • bleeding or bruising at the injection site • pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand • swelling of the lymph nodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm • itching • breaks in the skin • redness or warmth of the skin • pain in the underarm These are not all of the possible side effects with XIAFLEX. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. General information about XIAFLEX Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed here. This is a summary of the most important information about XIAFLEX. If you would like more information, talk to your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider for information about XIAFLEX that is written for health professionals. For more information visit or call 1-877-663-0412. Registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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July 2012

Illicit Drug Abuse Among Seniors


ata from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50 to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting pastmonth abuse of illicit drugs, including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population. Among those 65 and older, 414,000 used illicit drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, the numbers of older substance abusers could continue to rise, due to the aging of the baby boomers, who were more likely than previous generations to have used illicit drugs in their youth. Medications for a variety of conditions can help older adults maintain health and function, and most older adults take their medications as prescribed. At the same time, abuse of prescription medications—such as painkillers and depressants—and illicit drugs— such as cocaine—can be especially

harmful for older adults because aging changes how the body and brain handle these substances. “As people get older, it is more difficult for their bodies to absorb and break down medications and drugs,” says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIDA. “Abusing these substances can worsen age-related health conditions, cause injuries and lead to addiction.” Although substance abuse among older adults is preventable and treatable, many older adults may not get the help they need because some common warning signs of abuse, such as sleep problems, falls, and depression, can also be signs of other health conditions. The new topic on NIHSeniorHealth provides tips on behaviors to watch for and appropriate steps to take if a substance abuse problem is suspected. “This topic is an excellent, easy-to-understand overview of a growing problem,” says Dr. Volkow. “It’s a must-read for anyone concerned about substance abuse in themselves, an older relative or friend.”

When it's Ugly and Hurts By Dr. Teri Rolan


eeling the itching, burning and tingling, knowing that tomorrow I may not be able to enjoy any food or drinks. Thinking why does this always happen to me and of course it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Those blisters on my lips will make me not want to look in the mirror at myself much less leave the house for everyone else to see.  I know that greater than 80 percent of all Americans over 20 years old suffer, but why does it always seem to be me that has these hideous sores?   Well, so much for going to dinner with my friends tomorrow night; by then I probably will be lucky to even drink water!
Does this sound familiar?   What am I talking about? Well, cold sores, of course. Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and once infected, are incurable. HSV is contracted by physical contact with infected people or objects like glasses or straws. The first encounter may also be accompanied by fever and sore throat. The sores tend to flare up during times of stress and can be quite uncomfortable and debilitating. Sores may appear inside the mouth, on the lips, cheeks or nose.
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Recently redesigned for today’s older adults, NIHSeniorHealth now features a search function that offers users access to an even broader selection of senior-related health information. The NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The institute’s broad scientific program seeks to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. For more information on research, aging, and health, go to www.nia. The NLM is the world’s largest library of the health sciences


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Lavendar in the Village What: Lavendar in the Village Festival When: July 14 and 15 Where: Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center on Rio Grande Blvd across from Los Poblanos Saturday Don Bullis signing New Mexico Historical Biographies & Sunshine & Shadows In New Mexico’s Past III – 10 AM Slim Randles signing his new book Home Country and A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing Up Right – 11 AM

Loretta Hall signing Out of This World – 1 PM Sunday Dick Brown, Tom McConnell, Kim Vesely, and Paul Rhetts signing The World Comes To Albuquerque – Noon Francelle Alexander signing Under The Cottonwoods – 1 PM Jill Lane signing her collection of children’s activity books with Travelin’ Jack – 2 PM




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Friday, July 13th Benefit Dinner Dance Under the Stars Saturday-Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM. Barn Dance tickets will include admissions to the entire weekend. Admission: $3 per person, and $2 for children. Visit,

More Summer Time Events July 6-8 – The 9th annual Pork & Brew is set for 8 AM to 6 PM, at At Santa Ana Star Center. Activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, fun jumps, magic show, and of plenty of award winning BBQ. More than 20,000 attended last year. Winners go on to participate at the nationals in Kansas City, Kan. Admission: $5, adults, $3, seniors (50+) & children ages 3-12. Visit

July 14 – New Mexico Jazz Festival with Leni Stern & the Masters of African Percussion in Old Town, 7 to 9 PM. Stern has won five consecutive Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year awards, is an expert instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter. She has released several CDs, including her 2007 release, Alu Maye (Have you heard). Admission: Free. Call 7683585 or 311; visit

July 6-7 – New Mexico Centennial Festival series: Dixieland, in Old Town, 5 PM. Featuring New Mexico's most prominent Dixieland musicians. This event will honor legendary Saxman Dick Trasck for his contributions to Jazz music and his influence over the many styles of jazz including Dixieland. Admission: Free. Call 768-3585 or 311; visit



July 22 – The Zoo’s 85th Birthday Bash is part of the 85 Days of Summer anniversary celebration, 10 AM to 2 PM. Many activities planned. Admission: $3-$7. Call 311, visit July 24 – Night Walk at the Botanic Garden, 7:30 PM. Explore the Garden under the light of the moon as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators. Admission: $6-$10. Call 311.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

h, the crabby cancer is the sign ruled by the moon. Those born under this sign are full of contradictions, loving and warm at one moment and the next able to cause great harm by the sting of their words. Cancerians can be endearingly eccentric and like their astrological sign of the crab Cancers can appear hard and insensitive on the outside, but for those of us who know and love them, this Moon-child is really a very sensitive soul. Just like the moon goes through many changes so go Cancerians. Life does not sit still for this sign

even if they remain in one location because their internal emotions will change. Their link to the moon can make it difficult for them to operate on an even keel from day to day. Like the proverbial yo-yo, Cancerians feel one way, one minute, then sometimes totally different the next. But this characteristic is all part of their charm. Cancerians are fascinating, mysterious and extremely alluring. This sign is one of the most magic of all and once you have been touched by their magic you will find them to be a very beguiling companion.


July 2012


Know What You Are Eating By Charles T Spalding, MD, PhD


ast month we discussed how one can estimate the daily caloric requirements necessary to lose or maintain body weight. Today we will consider the primary sources of dietary calories and some of the issues surrounding their selection. In most cases, the best sources of calories are from carbohydrates, proteins and fats consumed in the course of a good well balanced diet. Such a diet should provide roughly 50 to 60 percent of calories from carbohydrate, 15 to 20 percent from protein and 20 to 30 percent from fat. Carbohydrates come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are important because they are the single largest source of calories in any well balanced diet. Several terms are used to described carbohydrates including simple, refined, complex and starches. Refined sugars are little more than empty calories that can be rapidly absorbed, producing a quick but un-sustained energy supply with essentially no nutritional value except calories. This rapid absorption leads to high blood sugar levels ultimately requiring high levels of insulin to control. Additionally, refined sugars are easily added to foods and drinks to satisfy the acquired "sweet tooth" characteristic of many in our society. One teaspoon of refined sugar contains about 5.8 grams of sugar. Some soft drinks may have up to seven teaspoons in a 12-ounce serving and supply about 160 empty calories. Starches are a complex source of sugar that must be broken down or digested before calories are available. Whole grain and uncooked or at least not overly cooked vegetables are a good source of carbohydrates that

release sugar slowly. Look for whole grain labels on bread, pasta and cereals, as these are less refined and provide a more balanced dietary product. Plant derived foods are a good source of not only carbohydrates but also fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making them an excellent source of essential, non-caloric dietary nutrients. Protein is the primary building block for the production and repair of muscle. Dietary proteins are broken down in the body to amino acids that are then utilized to produce new muscle proteins and enzymes. Enzymes direct or control many essential body functions. Three ounces of lean meat, fish or poultry provides about 21 grams of protein. Each gram of protein provides four calories of energy that is usually more slowly released than those from carbohydrates. In general, healthy individuals should get about 15 percent of their daily calories from protein or about 0.4 grams per pound of ideal body weight. There is an ongoing debate regarding the best dietary source of protein, either animal or vegetable. Most animal proteins have all essential amino acids and therefore provide a complete synthetic package for protein production in the body. No single natural plant product provides all dietary essential amino acids. Mixing several sources of plant proteins – brown rice and beans, whole grain bread and peanut butter, tofu and lentils – can complement each other and provide most if not all essential amino acids in a single serving. In general, animal proteins have a greater amount of additives – growth hormones, antibiotics, etc –than plant protein and this raises concerns. Plant based foods contain many nutrients – vitamins, miner-

als, antioxidants, phytochemicals, fiber, etc – that provide benefits beyond their protein content. Plant proteins have an additional advantage of having little or no saturated fat. Fats are a major source of calories in most diets supplying nine calories per gram. Most healthy individuals should get about 25 percent of their dietary calories from fat. Fats are commonly classified as saturated, unsaturated, omega-3-fatty acids and trans fats. Trans fats should be avoided and saturated fat should be less than 10 percent of total daily fat intake. Saturated fats are generally of animal origin and are solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fats are obtained mainly from plant sources and are liquid at room temperature. Some fish and walnuts, canola and flaxseed are good sources of omega-3-fatty. Lowering saturated fat intake can improve the ratio of HDL cholesterol (good) to LDL cholesterol (bad). Home preparation of meals has the advantage of rational food selection, creative preparation and portion control. This, coupled with knowledge about individual caloric needs and the appropriate sources of calories, carbohydrates, proteins and fats, provides a huge advantage over fast and convenient foods when it comes to dietary management. With fast foods and pre-packaged foods there is little opportunity to incorporate your individual needs, requirements and preferences. Charles (Terry) Spalding, MD, is a career health care provider and educator in Albuquerque, specializing in internal medicine, nephrology, hypertension and clinical pharmacology. Dr. Spalding is CMO of TakeCare and can be reached at or by calling 505-944-5695

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2012 RSVP Honoring Citizens Volunteers


crowd of city dignitaries and citizens joined a huge celebration honoring Albuquerque's senior volunteers for what Mayor Richard Berry said were 272,036 hours in fiscal year 2012 which has a time value of over five million dollars. "It is important that we honor and recognize the seniors who give back to the community that they live in on a daily basis" said Mayor Berry. "the Department of Senior Affairs has some amazing volunteers." The over 700 guests applauded a number of individuals and groups who were specifically recognized for their volunteer service. Before breakfasts guests enjoyed a exhibition of vendors who are part of this large senior community supporting the community and Department of Senior Affairs. Among the award winners not shown in photos are: • RSVP Volunteer Station of the Year Bear Canyon Senior Center • RSVP Commitment to Recording Volunteer Hours Palo Duro Senior Center.

Betsy Greulich, 2012 RSVP Lifetime Achievement Award. Mayor Richard Berry with DSA Director Jorga Brasher and First Lady Maria Berry honoring the many hours donated by Albuquerque citizens.

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Calendar COMMUNITY EVENTS First Tuesday Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcome coffee, 10 AM, at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. Make new friends and increase your social life. Sign up for monthly luncheons, speakers, dining, outings, book and movie groups, bridge, walking, visits to area attractions, wine tastings, Men’s group and more. Free. Call 321.6970, or visit . First Tuesday Members of the Community are invited to participate in an on-going Grief and Loss Support Group at 10 AM or 6 PM at Hospice Compassus Home Office, 6000 Uptown Blvd. Ste. 104. Refreshments will be provided. Any questions, call Joy at 332.0847 Second Thursday The NM Alliance for Retired Americans building a progressive senior movement. AFSCME Council Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania NE 1-3 PM. Call 266.2505.

Fourth Thursday Adoption Support Group - Operation Identity is a peer led support group for all members of the adoption triad: adult adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, grandparents or for anyone with an adoption connection, 7 PM, at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Conference Room B, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE. Call 281.7227. Third Saturdays The Buffalo Range Riders, a SASS affiliated mounted shooting club, holds a practice/fun match the 3rd Saturday (usually) of each month at Founders Ranch in Edgewood. Warm up at 10 AM, match at 11 AM. Practices depend on weather conditions. Call Icelady, 263.5619 to confirm dates. Looking for Volunteers The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a nonprofit organization located at 1009 Bradbury SE, Suite 16. Call Deborah Openden, 242.0605 or email dopenden@ July 4 Freedom Fourth’s annual Fourth

of July celebration & fireworks display at Balloon Fiesta Park, 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, from 4-10 PM, gates open at 3 PM. Enjoy this free event with live music, family entertainment, food vendors, a car show, balloon glow, free face painting and much more. On-site parking, $10. Park & Ride bus service from St. Pius X High School and northwest corner of Coronado Center, from 3-8 PM; returns until 11 PM. Round-trip bus fares: adults, $1; seniors or children under 9, 35 cents; kids under 9, free. Call 311, 821.1000, visit July 11 Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to New Mexico’s Centennial Speaker & Living History series: “Albuquerque: From Railroad Depot to The Crossroads of New Mexico,” at KiMo Theatre, 7-9 PM. Speakers: David Kammer & Jeanne Whitehouse-Peterson, discuss health promotion, urban boosterism, the role of Clyde Tingley in promoting the city, the development of Route 66 and commercial aviation, and Albuquerque’s physical transformation. Free admission. A Meet and Greet will follow. Call 311 or KiMo, 768.3522. Santa Fe July 19 It’s Time to Shine! Rainbow Vision Santa Fe invites you to join us for drinks, hors d’ oeuvres and live entertainment. Thursday 5 to 7 PM. Your RSVP will automatically enter your name for the door prize drawings.  Call 505-428-7771 or email lbergman@rainbowvisionsf. com . DANCE August 10,11 & 12 Ballet Pro Musica Festival in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center presents The National Ballet Company of Mexico with La Catrina String Quartet & Jacquelyn Helin, pianist. August 10,11 & 12. Performance tickets: $30 to $75. Red Carpet Lounge: $100 opening night Gala reception on Friday August 10, 6:30 pm. Get your tickets at or call 724-4771 HEALTH Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Adapted Aquatics taught at the UNM’s Therapy Pool, 9-10 AM. Transportation is provided

from all seven senior centers. The warm water and buoyancy help the participants increase strength, flexibility and range of motion. The class works all parts of the body with special emphasis on increasing mobility. 50+ Sports and Fitness Program instructors conduct all classes. Cost: 50¢ for transportation and $1 for class. Call the 50+ Sports and Fitness Program at 880.2800. FREE Healing Clinic for Adults and Children with low income! Every Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, 3212 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, 87106 For more information call: 505.934.2510 July 17 Seniors Your Heart, Your Health! Presented by Care Improvement Plus, 11 AM-1 PM, at South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE. You will learn about the importance of healthy eating choices; congestive heart failure; reducing high blood pressure, diabetes, and high glucose levels; and oral hygiene. Free admission and free lunch for up to 50 registrants; door prizes. Call, 311; Floyd Duron, 220.2750; visit cabq. gov. (CQ – NOT Duran) MUSIC Mondays The Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus invites women singers in the Albuquerque area who enjoy acapella singing and performing to rehearsals on Mondays from 7-10 PM, at The Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Road NE. Visit or call 323.7960. First Friday The American Recorder Society meets at 7:15 PM in the adult annex at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE. All skills levels welcome. Call 228.8196 or visit abq. July 12 Summer Nights Concert Series – Trout Fishing in America, fourtime Grammy nominees, perform family/folk/pop. Doors open at 6 PM, concert at 7 PM. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors 65+, $5; children 3-12, $3; free, 2-younger. Call, 311; visit


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Calendar July 26 Summer Nights Concert Series David Wilcox, singer/songwriter/ modern folk with a pop twist, doors open at 6 PM, concert at 7 PM. After a 15-year career, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors 65+, $5; children 3-12, $3; free, 2-younger. Call, 311; visit July 27 Zoo Music Concert Series – Kim Richey, singer/songwriter, doors open at 6 PM, concert at 7:30 PM. Grammy-nominated Kim Richey is a melodic storyteller with Americana folk-rock roots. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors 65+, $5; children 3-12, $3; free, 2-younger. Call, 311; visit MUSUEMS Second Saturdays Family FunDays at Balloon Museum highlighting different themes like science, flight, weather & art, and hands-on fun each month. Call, 768.6028. SPIRIT Kadampa Meditation Center Comanche NE, 292.5293,,: Sundays Prayers for World Peace, 1011:30 AM. Practical advice from Buddha’s teachings to nourish compassion and wisdom. Free, donations welcome. Wednesdays Just Breathe, noon-1 PM. Take a break from your busy day and enjoy a quick and easy-guided meditation that can immediately provide a peaceful state of mind, which you can take with you the rest of your day. $5/class.

1PM. Familiarize your mind with virtue, which in this context is the twenty-one Lamrim meditations. Each class includes simple prayers, a short teaching and a guided meditation using. Every level welcome, $5/class. THEATRE July 12 Film at the KiMo presents: Akira Kurosowa Retrospective part 4, Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin) -1958, 7 PM. In Japanese with English subtitles. A general and a princess must dodge enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure out of hostile territory with two bumbling, conniving peasants. Tickets, $5-$7, at the KiMo, 768.3522 or 311. July 13 Film at the KiMo presents: Friday Fright Nights: Werewolves on the Silver screen part 3, The Wolfman (2010), rated R, 8 PM. Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by a werewolf. Tickets, $5-$7, at the KiMo, 768.3522 or 311. July 18 Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to New Mexico Centennial Film series at KiMo: Cheyenne Social Club (1970), rated PG, 7 PM. An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution. Shot on location at the J.W. Eaves Ranch near Santa Fe. Admission is free. Call 311. July 22 Ballet in Cinema at the KiMo: “Raymonda,” encore presentation from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, performed June 24, 2012, 2-5:10 PM. This three-act ballet featuring Glazunov’s score tells the story of Raymonda, the niece of a French countess, who is betrothed to the knight Jean de

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losing out this year's Will Power festival is the bard's bold romance The Winter's Tale, running July 19th through August 5th. Paul Ford, artistic director of the Vortex's 3rd annual celebration of Shakespeare's works, will take the helm of this production as director, bringing it to life as no other can. The Winter's Tale often gets labeled a problem play, because it doesn't necessarily conform to the strictures of a comedy or tragedy, but the only real problem with it is that it's hardly ever produced except by the big festival theaters. This is a cautionary fable on the destructive power of jealousy, the savage darkness perpetrated by human weakness, and ultimately, the redemption in the human ability to grow beyond weakness. This is a play about love, wrath, light, dark, politics, relationships, children, and magic. By the final "curtain", lives will be irrevocably changed and love will have trumped most of the weakness in the world. Ford spoke a bit about why he chose to take on The Winter's Tale for Will Power 3 by saying “I

have been haunted for nearly 30 years by [the play], since I played Kind Leontes in a summer stock company in California. Since that early experience, I have been mentored by the Bard. And through all of it, I have known that I would need to complete the circle and bring a vision of this stunning and powerful play into being. Time has demanded it.” The cast of The Winter's Tale features a wide range of veteran and rising talent, including John Byrom, Arlette Morgan, Brennan Foster, Jason Witter, Myles Frederick Allen, Kathy Mille Wimmer, Jim Hisler, Harrison Sim, Drew Morrison, Claudia Mathes, Teddy Eggleston, Caleb Esquivel, Gerome Olona, Kevin O'Boyle, Caedmon Holland, Ray Orley, Brian Haney, Ed Chavez, Katie Farmin, Amy Bourque, Tasha Williams, Matthew Miller, Devon Hoffman, and

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Stephanie Grilo. Ford has been teaching acting at the University of New Mexico since 1989 and is the founding director of Theatrein-the-Making. Known for extensive work as an actor and director in Albuquerquearea theaters and at UNM, he has received both local and national recognition for teaching and directing. He appeared most recently as James Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Vortex. About Playwright William Shakespeare For many, the Bard needs no introduction. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was the English poet and playwright responsible for some of the greatest plays in theatre history. Noting the unparalleled mastery of language and knowledge of classical texts on display in each of his 38 plays, some scholars have questioned how a modest glover’s son from a rural English village could have produced such masterpieces. But most experts today have concluded that the actor-poet from Stratford-onAvon did indeed create the plays himself, in an astonishing burst of genius extending over two decades. About the Will Power Festival The Will Power festival, celebrating the works of William

Shakespeare, has become a popular highlight of Albuquerque’s summer theatre season. The event was launched in the summer of 2010, when the Vortex mounted productions of Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Taming of the Shrew. The 2nd annual Will Power festival, produced during the summer of 2011, included Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, and The Merchant of Venice. The audience response to the first summer's festival was so enthusiastic that the Vortex decided to make it an annual event. Vortex Theatre The Vortex has been a pioneering venue for classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theatre in Albuquerque since 1976. The theatre continues to entertain audiences with some of the city's finest stage productions, from local and national premieres to new interpretations of classic works. The Vortex is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, conveniently located at 2004 Central Avenue SE, across from the UNM campus. Our doors open onto Buena Vista Drive, 3 blocks east of University Blvd. Parking is on the street. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. An Audience Talkback will be held on Sunday, July 29. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 547-8600. For further information, contact Publicity Liaison Peter Diseth at or Director Paul Ford at pfordtm@


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