oslyn Journal March - April 2015 6th Annual Runway Event “Random Acts of Giving” Honoring Peter Rittenhouse 2015 Merrit & Penny Joslyn Award 6th Annual Runway Fashion Show! Proceeds benefit the Joslyn Center Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:00AM- 2:00PM $75 General Ticket; $125 VIP Experience Silent Auction & Raffle for Fabulous Gifts, Luncheon and Fashion Show Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage Bid on spa packages, adventures, great restaurants and more! To make your reservation or hear about sponsorship opportunities, contact Judi Olivas at 760-340-3220, Ext. 107 End Senior Hunger! It’s Solvable! Healthy and nutritious meals are critical to the lives of seniors. By providing low income seniors access to healthy and nutritious food on a consistent basis, seniors may be able to remain independent in their own homes longer, and, as a result of an increase in their nutritional intake, may experience a lessening or reduction of catastrophic health issues. No Senior Deserves to Go Hungry You can be part of the solution! The Joslyn Center is committed to ensuring that seniors have the nutrition and food that they need! Over 12,380 meals are served each year to homebound, frail seniors unable to prepare their own meals or even shop. In addition, Joslyn's Penny's Pantry provides nonperishable food items to approximately 174 low income seniors each month - groceries just to make ends meet! How You Can Help? Make your donation to our End Senior Hunger Campaign! Your donation goes directly to support the Joslyn Center food programs. Volunteer– helping hands and caring hearts are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors and help distribute food through our pantry. Or, conduct a food drive of non-perishable food products! To help end senior hunger today– In this issue: call 760-340-3220 ext. 107! CENTER HOURS Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Saturday 9:00AM– 1:00PM Sunday - Closed Parties and Special Events - Page 12 Arthur Newman Theater - Page 9 Special Speaker Series (FREE!) - Page 5 Take a Look Inside! Enriching Lives Every Day On the Web at www.joslyncenter.org Newsletter of The Joslyn Center — Members - free Non-Members - $2.00 per issue 73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760- 340-3220 Fax 760-568-9230 Email - [email protected] BOARD & STAFF Message from the Board President Thanks to Our Generous Supporters As I write this, we are all enjoying the beautiful weather that led many of us to pick this place to live! Let’s not forget to pause and celebrate this blessing, as our fellow citizens in other parts of the country dig out from under the snow. Another study on longevity that just crossed my desk proclaims a message seen in prior studies as well—we live longer and better when we fill our minds with thoughts about cause for thanksgiving. One of my primary causes for thanksgiving right now is the upcoming Joslyn Runway Event. Many of you are doing your part to assure its success in some way: soliciting donations for the silent auction, volunteering to help set up, or saving the date on your calendar to attend. Thank you! If you haven’t made plans yet for March 26th and are able to be a part of this focal event for Joslyn, please save the date! This year’s honoree, Peter Rittenhouse, is someone who easily inspires thanksgiving. Peter continues to volunteer his time and expertise in extraordinary ways for the Center. Beyond that, he perfectly models something the Joslyn Center strives to honor and convey: Every human being has value! Just as our programs, activities and offerings seek to honor the value of life at all stages and give tools to assure its enrichment, so also do Peter’s daily actions lift up others and help them to thrive. We thank Peter for his willingness to be a part of the Runway Event! I hope to see you all there. Kathleen Kelly, Board President Let’s Do Lunch- Collaborative Program Message from the Executive Director with Jewish Family Service of the Desert Our theme for this year’s 6th annual Runway event is “Random Acts of Giving”. At the Joslyn, we experience random acts of giving every day and we are continually surprised and touched by the gifts received and show of support. The continued generosity in support of our Mission and the people we serve is evidenced by the extensive listings of donors in this Joslyn Journal. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and thanks as we have met our Annual Appeal goal and are now kicking off the “End Senior Hunger” drive, a new way to give to help others through the Joslyn’s vital and highly needed food programs. Please consider joining the Joslyn in this endeavor and give or volunteer today. Volunteering at the Joslyn Center helps us better serve our members and guests in the special Joslyn way. The Center has recently developed a new volunteer Joslyn “Team” to participate in the “Read with Me” program. The team is now traveling to John Kelley Elementary School in Thermal one day a week to work with teachers to help children learn to read, comprehend and speak English. The excitement of the volunteers, school staff and children is palpable and contagious. What a wonderful new way for the Joslyn to reach out and help the community. There are still opportunities to join the Joslyn Team and I encourage you to get involved. Lee Vanderbeck, Executive Director Call to Action Whether it’s through a random gift, ongoing donation, or volunteer time, your contribution is essential to the Joslyn’s success in helping others. Pay us a visit, in person or on our website at www.joslyncenter.org and look over all the opportunities. With sincere gratitude we thank you! The Joslyn Journal Special Thanks Operational Support City of Indian Wells City of Palm Desert City of Rancho Mirage Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation Weingart Foundation The Auen Foundation Newman’s Own Foundation Special Thanks– Capital Improvement The Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation Desert Contractors Association Special Programs & Projects The Houston Family Foundation Barbara Steffens Fund Desert Arc Desert Community Foundation– Read with Me Program Active Aging Expo & Annual Flu Shot Clinic Supervisor John J. Benoit, District 4 Walgreens, Inc. Emergency Preparedness Event Presenting Sponsor- Southern California Edison/Edison International The Gas Company Supervisor John J. Benoit, District 4 Re Think Your Drink Project Regional Access Project Foundation Santa’s Suit Fund Donors Phil Edmunds Patricia Hickey Norm Metzger Scott Ploetner Barbara Steffens Generations So Cal LLC Courtesy Vending Services The Joslyn Journal is published six times a year. Membership is $30 per year and includes newsletter mailings. Copies are available at the Center and free online from our Homepage at www.joslyncenter.org. We reserve the right to decline or edit submissions. Joslyn Center does not endorse or warranty the products or services of paid sponsors. Sponsor acknowledgements are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Display Acknowledgment: Circulation 2,500. Contact Louise Ross at 760-3403220, Ext.105 or Email to [email protected] (Monday-Thursday) 2 Special Thank You to Our Annual Giving & GIVE BIG Riverside County Campaign Donors! We Have Reached Our Goal! Aggson, Elaine E. Alex, Lila Amos, Shirley Antia, Deirdre Arellan0-Hawkins, J. Beckett, Cheryl Benson, Jean Bidgood, Larry Boatwright, Gail Braverman, Dick Bray, Linda Carrus, Jean Cheney, Nate Cleary, Joe Coan, William F. Coachella Valley Woodcarvers Coover, Daniel Crouch, Joanne Cunningham, Jack Davis, Sandy Eager, Marilyn Fanning, John Farrell, Mary D. Flanders, Minnie Flood, Raymond Meals on Wheels and Penny’s Pantry Donors Foundations Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Albertson’s– RM Banfield Charitable Trust Foundation Bank of America Foundation The Champions Volunteer Foundation Cove Communities Lawn Bowling Club Humana Challenge/ Desert Classic Charities Matthew Dragicevich Charitable Remainder Trust Ralph’s Charities Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Stater Bros. Charities– Harvesting Hope The Community Foundation– Tucker Fund WalMart Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Individuals Bain, Eleanor Battisti, Olga Forbes, Marilyn Francis, Ilona Frechette, Edward Gayler, Roslyn Gigon, Therese Gutch, William J. Hantke, Brigitte L. Hern, Frances Hvalsoe, Shirley M. Kaufman, Barry Koenig, Maria LaMantia, Frances Lamdin, Valentina Linz, Ernest Mack, Blaine & Helen Martinez, Albert Maxon, Les McCutchen, Thomas W. McDonald, Virginia McIntyre, Phyllis Melikian, Una Miller, Janet Modern Woodman– Randy Miller Monell, Dr. Charles Murray, Kathryn Blueian, Sue Brauntz, Michael Chase, Val Cramond, Elizabeth Cumber, Ruthie Cunningham, Jack Dasey, Vernon Dean, Fern Donnelly, Jane Eckert, Helen Eddy, Cheryl Faugno, Diana Foreman, Maureen & Dean Friedman, Marilyn Gay, Robert Gomez, Marjorie Guhin, Emily K. Hickey, Patricia A. Hochstadter, Marion Hoyt, Pearl Hudson, Barbara Israelson, Janice Jones, Nancy Kardon, Jean Kelfer, Larry Kolderup, Kari Korman, Joan Kossoff, Leonard MacFarlane, Eileen Malinsky, Helaine Manning, Rita Maruszewski, Adolph Mosso, Nancy J. Nichols, Virginia Nies, George Oberman, Samuel Olivas, Judi & Jay O'Neill, Bob Paradis, Hal & Bernadette Paterson, Evelyn Peckman-Abrams, Audrey Pimm, Jack Piscitelli, Lilo W. Pollack, Nathaniel Powers, Dave Profera, Pat Ramsay, David Risnes, Shawna- Tarah Jade Boutique Rittenhouse, Peter Sagehorn, Mary Schkud, Lorie Schmidt, Norman Schneider, Renee Schneller, Mary Schroeder, Jackie Scripsma, Ken Searts, Helen M. Munter, Pam Negrette, Nancy Parker, William Paterson, Evelyn Piggott, Mary Platt, Florine Robinson, Sheldon Rolfe, Donna Rootness, Patty Ross, Virginia Schnieder, Clare Schneller, Mary Segal, Gloria A. Sherman, Barbara Slagle, Nancy A. Smedstad, Rick Smith, Betty J. Smith, Larry A. Smuland, Ken Snyder, Geraldine Stanley, Barbara Steffensen, Don The Barbara Steffens Fund The Brunch-Around Group Tingle, Joan Volk, Nancy Weizer, Florence Zutz, Dorothy End Senior Hunger Campaign WineWomen PSP Selland, Janet Semple, Laura Sessler, Carl W Shur, Stan & Loretta Sisson, Marcy Sonneborn, Sydney Spicer, Richard L. Stoddard, Jan Sylvester, Diane Sylvester, Rex The American Legion– Owen Coffman Post 519 Tuvell, Robert Ullerich, Conrad Urrutia, Terry Valdez, Eleonora Vanderbeck, Lee A. Vear, Lowritta Vetovitz, Sally Vigdor, Betty Walsh, Jim Waterman, Jim Werchick, Arne Special Thanks to Our Donors & Sponsors Amos, Shirley Anello, Peter Bell, Margo Benston, Gerald E. Bidgood, Larry & Claudete Block, Gary Bowles, Jeri Cancilla, Irene Chase, Val Chusid, Eugenia Citarella, Andrean Clish, Joan Cole, Pat & Leonard Crocker, Laurie Cumber, Ruthie Davis, Sandy Day, George Dean, Fern Feldman, Maureen Fluri, Katharina Frank, Elmer Fredricks, Howard Gordon, John J. Gross, Judy Henning, Peter Herbekian, Iris Hershberg, Barbara Hixon, Helene Hollingworth, Florence Howard, Karl G. Howarth, Dolores Hoyt, Pearl James, David and Vicki Jones, Nancy Kelly, Kathleen Kent, Bonnie Korman, Joan Krankel, Kathleen Lihs, Inge Matuska, Andrew Milliam, Elaine Monacelli, Ruth Monroe, Ann Parker, William Peisakoff, Marlene Pennycook, Francine Ploetner, Scott Riner, Bob The Lakes Country Club Tirschwell, Connie Rowe, George Sacred Art of Living Center Salerno, Anne Segal, Gloria A. Senescu, Barbara Sharpe, B.J. Simcox, Dennis Soisson, John Spiegel, Robert Suggs, Dawn Teiger, Florence Vanderbeck, Lee Wayland, Jutta Wire, Betty Wong, Mennie Yamamoto, Rosie 3 Thanks to Our Runway Event Sponsors & Contributors Gold Sponsors Wells Fargo Foundation Desert Oasis Healthcare Silver Star Sponsor Dr. Timothy & Anne Michals Event Sponsor The Law Offices of Eric Rudolph Table Sponsors Barry Kaufman Patty & Arthur Newman A Celebration of Life, Loves, and the Joslyn Center Mission Commemorative Brick Program The Joslyn Center invites you to join-in on the opportunity to create a living tribute by purchasing a commemorative brick. Whether you choose to purchase a brick to honor a loved one or celebrate the Joslyn Center Mission, your purchase will make a lasting impact to The Joslyn Center. 2014-2015 Commemorative Brick Supporters Supporter In Honor of Ruth Olsen Shirley Podolsky Patty & Arthur Newman Janice Israelson Deko Peter Rittenhouse Patty & Arthur Newman Mary Schneller Mary Schneller Leon & Lorraine Lauderbach Jay Olivas Sue Sherman Betty Barker Kent Kessler Harold Podolsky Hank Hendler Lenny Israelson Donovan Schallert Kathy Wade Kathy Wade Dr. Percy Poliak Richard Schneller Leon Lauderbach Richard Olivas Irene Randall Joslyn Center Please consider your commemorative brick purchase as an investment in the long-term support of The Joslyn Center. For additional information. Please contact Judi Olivas at 760-340-3220, #107. 4 Donations Sarah and Leo Milmet Tribute Book Supporters Rittenhouse Family (Through February 2015) To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or place an ad in our Tribute Program Booklet, contact Judi Olivas at 760-340-3220 Ext. 107 or [email protected] Thank You to Runway Event In-Kind Donors for Raffle and Silent Auction Items Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Albertson’s All About Massage Aveda El Paseo Experience Center Back Street Bistro Burgers and Beer Cactus Flower Shoe Salon Castelli’s Ristorante Casuelas Café Charles Townsend Collection Chico’s Chipotle Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Inc. City Lites Classic Club Cliffhouse Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Coda Gallery DeLuca Jewelers Desert Adventures Jeep Eco ToursDesert TheatreWorks Desert Willow Golf Resort Don Diego’s DOS Salon El Paseo Grill Eudora Speaks Fit and Flex by Angie Giancarlo Salon Grill A Burger It’s In the Bag J. Russell The Salon James Mark Antiques Jason David Hair Salon Jeffrey Alen Salon Just Blow Drys Kaiser Family Restaurants La Quinta Med Spa Express Lillian Lee: American Hairlines Los Pepes Mexican Grill Lulu California Bistro Mary Piggot McCallum Theatre Michael’s Hair Design Newman’s Own - Patty Newman Oasis Pet Shop Olive A’Sudden Optical Shop of Aspen, Inc. Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Palm Springs Air Museum Palm Springs Art Museum Piero’s Pizza Vino Gift Certificate Plastic Surgery Institute Dwight Polen - Fine Chinese Antiques Rachel Siegel Ralph’s Grocery Store Rancho Mirage Florist Reginald Pollack Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa Ricarda Blaske Sam’s Club Savory Spice Shop Shadow Mountain Resort & Club Shear Hair Sherman’s Deli & Bakery Sherry Mesa The Salon Spectacular Shades Tarah Jade Accessory The Broken Yolk The Pastry Swan The Patio Café The Petspaw Todd Michaels Salon - Christina Story Total Wine & More Trader Joes Basket V & G Heart Necklace Veronica –Keller Penthouse 21 Salon Wink Lash & Beauty Bar World Gym (As of February 2015) SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES Don’t miss these! The Joslyn Center, along with Eisenhower Medical Center and Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage, presents a special Speaker Series. EMPOWERED PLANNING Friday, March 20 How Health Care Fails People with Dementia and What Can We Do Soo Borson, MD Friday, April 17 Resources in the Community Panel Discussion followed by Q and A 9:30 - 11:00AM - Light refreshments served Free to the Public! Limited Seating. To make your reservation, call 760-324-4604 THIS & THAT Tax Service by AARP Appointments are available on Thursday and Friday for tax service provided by AARP. Please make your appointment at the Front Desk - 760-340-3220 ext. 101. Estate Planning with Attorney Eric Rudolph Wednesday, March 25th at 10:00am. See page 11 for more information! CTAP California Telephone Access ● Do you have difficulty hearing on a standard telephone? ● Do you have difficulty getting to the telephone before it stops ringing? ● Do you have difficulty seeing the numbers on a standard telephone, dialing telephone numbers, or remembering telephone numbers? ● Do people have difficulty hearing or understanding you on the telephone? Get a free phone you can use! CTAP Free Phone Giveaway Day with Jennifer Dixion doing Free Hearing Screenings on March 30, 2015 from 10am till Noon. Brown Bag Discussion Group Our Friends from Walgreens will be doing a “Brown Bag Discussion Group” in the lobby from 10:00 to 11:00AM the first Tuesday of every month. A Walgreens representative will be here to discuss a myriad of medication topics. Active Aging Discussion Group Robert A. McPeake, M.D. FAAFP Thursdays, 10:00AM. MP-1 or Lobby Round Table. Free! NEW! NEW! NEW! Donuts & Discussion with Jan Harnik and Chad Mayes The first Tuesday of each month meet Palm Desert Councilwoman Jan Harnik and Assemblyman Chad Mayes and discuss Palm Desert issues. 9:30AM through July. Senior Advocates of the Desert Meet with our friends from Senior Advocates of the Desert the first and third Wednesday of the month beginning at 10:00AM by appointment only. Please call the front desk to make an appointment. We are fortunate to have Senior Advocates of the Desert provide these services to members of Joslyn Center: Assistance and Advocacy with Social Security, Disability Benefits, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), In Home Support Services (IHSS), as well as Veterans Benefits. Help is available regarding subsidized senior housing, transportation, utilities, and food stamps. If you or someone you know is in need, Please feel free to call and make an appointment. For more information Call Senior Advocates of the Desert 760-202-1024 or visit www.saotd.org. POSSIBILITIES Canasta - If you play Canasta and would like to be part of a group here at The Joslyn Center or you’d like to learn the game or refresh your skills, please let Program Director Daniel Coover know at 760-340-3220 Ext. 102 or use the sign-up sheet in the Lobby. Tap a New Way - "Reminiscent of a Bygone Era" of Song & Dance. This "Tap-Ature” class for Intermediate Tappers with Mary Archer emphasizes how involvement in challenging programs has a positive effect on physical & mental health regardless of age, fosters optimal brain function and brings something new to life using our gifts and talents. Classes Thursday at 1:00PM, fee is $7. Sign up at the Front Desk or contact Daniel Coover at 760-340-3220 Ext. 102. Horseshoes for Women and Men - Spring is here along with outdoor weather. We have a horseshoe area in our beautiful quadrangle and steel horseshoes available, including lighter ones for women. For more information or to be part of a new Horseshoe Club, please call Social Services Director Bob Elias at 760-340-3220, Ext. 110. 5 SOCIAL SERVICES A Message from Bob Elias, Director of Social Services Well, we are well into the New Year, 2015. For many of you the New Year resolutions are now being tested. Making them is so easy, filled with hope and perceived success. When I depended on those perceived successes of my resolutions, I often would end up feeling very disappointed. Making promises to yourself is a good thing to do. It’s like setting goals. Resolutions and goals are pretty much the same. The problem comes when those resolutions are set too high. It is nice to have ideals, but we need to keep in mind whether we can really fulfill those resolutions. Otherwise, we set ourselves up for disappointment. For the most part, we mean well in choosing our resolutions, but being disappointed is a damaging result. Broken promises, goals, and resolutions can lead to depression. “…shoulda, woulda, coulda’s…” will most always lead to “…Why couldn’t I have done what I set myself to do?...” The point is you just didn’t and that is Ok. I’m sure all of you remember the saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intensions.” Perhaps if we were more honest with ourselves, more realistic when we make those resolutions, there would be a whole lot fewer disappointments. So if you are one who made New Year’s resolutions, take a moment, stand in front of the mirror, look yourself in the face, and then restate your resolution. Then say to yourself, “…is this resolution reasonable?...”. Think about it awhile, and if the answer is no, smile and laugh. After all you’re only human. Humans will never be perfect. For those who have made resolutions and kept them, congratulations as you have many reasons to celebrate, now just continue with the success of your resolution. Remember, my office is always open to greet & help you. “…Because We Care…” 6 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Adesso, Mary Longo, Carmela Alfaro, Maribel Manis, Michael S. Archer, Mary Marshall, Faye Bellerud, Glen & Ruth McIntosh, Nancy Bernstein, Ellie & Wally McLean, Donna Brazil, Bonnie Miller, Sharon Campbell, Colin & Margaret Monroe, Ann Ceasar, Sharon Montgomery, William Cieslikowski, Mark Moreno, Delores Clymer, Marlee Moss, Bob & Liz Cochran, Karen Murphy, Corinne Cochrane, Terry & Leslee Nicholson, Tom & Helen Cohen, Leslie & James Nomura, Cherie Cohn, SanDee Pomerlean, Lorne & Coppola, Cyndy Jacqueline Cork, Carmen Potts, Rose Cowan, David Rae, Paul & Rose Diaz, Jose Rider, Linda Dillow, Alison Roe, Tom Doub, James & Carolyn Roesle, Luisa Drago, Margo Romanoff, Gloria Dykema, Diane Schmitt, Mary ellen Ebzery, James & Elizabeth Schweitzer, Alice Eddy, Cheryl Scinto, Ernest & Marie Elliott, David Scott, Sandra Farrell, Kathleen Sharpe, Barbara Finestone, rita Sherman, Francine Giarrusso, Patricia & Wil- Simerly, Pamela liam Snyder, Charles Gillespie, Garth & Carol Sohn, Sue Gutierrez, Hermelinda Stewart Frost, Nancy Gutzmer, Mariella Summer-Vinet, Ann Haas, John Terrian, Barbara Halliday, Betty Tishman, Lee Hansen, Judy Upton, Lynne Hearn, Lola Darlene Vala, Karlene Hebebrand, Al Wagner, Scotty Heiden, Frances & Tim Walker, Colleen Hestad, Marjorie Weiner-Goldstein, Irma Hoodak, Phyllis Werner, Evelyn Hook, John Zarada, Frank & Jane Hopkins, Jean M. Joseph, Daphne & Zvi Kline, Frank Lester, Linda Lloyd, David Lloyd, Deborah PROGRAM & COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS Your efforts contribute to the success of the Joslyn Center and our ability to meet the needs of local seniors! AGA–Applied General Agency La Quinta Resort & Club– PGA West Staff Albertson’s - Palm Desert Loving All Animals Al Miller & Sons Roofing Mary Paciero All Card Processing National Charity League Atria Palm Desert Palm Desert Chamber Classic Party Rentals Palm Springs Life Magazine Dan McGrath- EZ 103 Bianca Rae Desert Contractors’ Association R.R. Broadcasting - Gene Nichols Denise Heller Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Desert Lexus - Ed Atwood Renate Bodden, NHD, E-RYT Don Baker, Desert Home & Candle Gallery Stella & Chewy’s Emeritus Rancho Mirage Stor America– Palm Desert Eye on the Desert The Brunch Around Group Humana The Desert Sun KESQ News Channel 3 The Works Floor & Wall KMIR TV Whitley’s Construction Roberta and Clay Klein Lunch Bunch Quilters (for their handcrafted gifts) PHOTO ALBUM VALENTINE HEART DANCE A sold-out crowed enjoyed our Valentine Heart Dance! Our heartfelt thanks to sponsor SHARE Inc. ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Our recycling event drew over 100 cars. It wouldn’t have been possible without our friends at Desert Arc - Thank you! Joslyn Members Enjoy Free Services! A Joslyn annual membership is your key to these services and other free and very low-cost programs: Fitness classes, pickup card games, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Woodcarvers, Morning Aerobics, Fit After 50, Chess Club, Strength and Stretch, Pinochle Club, Mah Jongg and more! Membership is only $30 per person. Call the Front Desk for Your Appointment: Medicare Health Insurance Counseling Legal Assistance Tax Assistance (January through April) Social Worker Front Desk - 760-340-3220, Ext. 101 HICAP Counseling - now Thursdays Make an appointment with The Front Desk. Free Notary Service Free forms include: Advance Healthcare Directive and Power of Attorney. Notary Service at no charge. Call Myleen Curtin at 760-567-3105. Free Editorial Services Annabelle Townson, author, educator and editor, offers editing help to Joslyn members. Call for an appointment at Joslyn Center to review your writing goals, including an initial discussion of your unpublished manuscript. Editing will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Call: 760-360-0136 Free Blood Pressure Check: Tues. 9-11:30 am, Walk in Lending Library Books, Magazines, Videos to borrow 7 COMMUNITY EVENTS Expo at Rancho Mirage Library This year’s March 29, 2015 Emergency Preparedness Expo, Town Hall Forum and 5K/1K Walk-Run, the Race to be Ready, will be held at the Rancho Mirage Library, providing indoor as well as outdoor educational experiences. First Aid, CPR, and fire extinguisher safety and usage will also be featured. Simulators and live demonstrations will feature first responding personnel in mock emergency situations. The “Great Shaker” mimics the motion of an 8.0 earthquake and another vehicle replicates a structure fire, both designed to teach prevention and escape strategies. Vendors with supplies will be at the event to help residents stock up for any emergency. Town Hall Forum speakers will Include natural hazard expert Professor Dennis Mileti, Ph.D., and noted international cyber security authority Jim McFarlin. For additional information, please contact Race Event Director Dr. Paul Copeskey, DC at 310-471-7401 or [email protected] 8 GROUPS AND CLUBS Joslyn Center Groups and Clubs Learn new skills, revisit favorite pastimes, and meet new friends at Joslyn Center. Check out our Daily Activities Calendar for more information. Pinochle Woodcarvers Quilters Joslyn Singers Beginners Mah Jongg Table Tennis Knitting & Crocheting Social Bridge Scrabble Chess Club Lawn Bowling Cribbage Club Singles Ukulele Strummers Joslyn Singles Thursdays 3:30 PM Desert Theatreworks at The Arthur Newman Theatre The MEGA Musical March 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7PM March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 2PM Beach Party April 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7PM April 11, 12, 18, 19 at 2PM Tickets available at the Joslyn Center front desk. Please see the Arthur Newman Theatre page of The Joslyn Center website for show details, go to www.dtworks.org or call 760-980-1455. Desert Theatreworks offers a new program again in March! Seniors on Stage Don’t think about it -- come and see for yourself! You are invited to a Joslyn Singles meeting Thursdays at 3:30 PM, then out to dinner by 5:00 PM. For more information, please call Ben Cusumano at 760-341-3008 or Bonnie Paul at 760-568-6577. See you there! Mar Mar Mar Mar 5 12 19 28 Applebee’s Rancho Mirage St. Pat’s Dinner/Dance Tri-Palms, 1000 Palms Olive Garden Palm Desert Pueblo Viejo Palm Desert, Vons Ctr. Hwy111 Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr 2 9 16 30 30 Canton Bistro La Quinta Mimi’s Rancho Mirage Daily Grille Palm Desert Spaghetti Factory Rancho Mirage Manhattan of the Desert #2 Hwy 111 & El Paseo DAVID M. GROSSMAN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY 837-9766 ESTATE PLANNING – Living Trusts, Wills, POA MEDI-CAL – Qualify & Keep Your Money ELDER ABUSE – Physical & Financial CONSERVATORSHIPS – PROBATE 72-960 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Have you ever imagined yourself on stage? Seniors on Stage is a great opportunity to learn about the world of acting, meet new friends, and step out of your shell! Classes will be offered in a four week series beginning on Friday, March 6 at the Arthur Newman Theater. Class fee: $8/class, Members; $10/class Guests. Registration is required – limited to 20 students per series. Drop-ins welcome based on space availability. 9 BUSINESS PARTNERS AGA Health & Life Health & Life Insurance Aetna Medicare Medical Insurance Alternative Caregiving Solutions Board & Care Always Best Care Senior Services Senior Care/Asst’d Living Atria Hacienda Retirement Living Atria Palm Desert Retirement Living Bilhartz Desert Insurance Agency Insurance Services Burrtec Waste & Recycling Service Trash removal/recycling Caring Companions Home Health Agency Cambridge Hospice Home Health & Palliative Care Care More Home Care Home Health Agency Comfort Keepers Home Health Agency Confidere Home Care LLC Home Health Agency Custom Care Solutions Home Health Agency Desert Oasis Healthcare Medical Insurance Desert Valley Research Clinical trials Disaster Survival Skills LLC Emergency Preparedness Emeritus Senior Living Retirement Living Empire Physicians Med Group Medical Insurance Family Hospice Care Hospice Care Flooring Innovations Flooring Forest Lawn Mortuary Fountains at the Carlotta Retirement Living Gadabout Tours Travel Agency Home Instead Senior Care Home Health Agency Humana Inc. Medical Insurance Inter Valley Health Plan Medical Insurance Kaiser Permanente Sr. Advantage Medical Insurance Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Cam pbell CPA’s Mission Hills at Rancho Mirage Retirement Living Premier Senior Home Care Home Health Agency PHCSI Home Health Agency Professional Health Care Services, Inc. Home Health Agency Progressive Care Partners Home-Health Agency Pro Watch Senior Care Services Home Health Agency Reverse Mortgage Works Reverse Mortgages Right at Home Home Health Agency Rotary District 5320 Rotary International Eric A. Rudolph Law Offices Attorney at Law SCAN Medical Insurance Serenity Hospice, LLC Hospice Care SHARE, Inc. Senior Housing Signature Resources Financial Planning Southern California Edison Utility Trader Joe’s Palm Desert Grocery Store Trident Society Cremation Trident Society Cremation Trinity Gardens on Portola Retirement Living United Healthcare Medical Insurance Vista Cove Memory Care Community Y.E.S. In Home Care Referral In-Home Care Agency 10 Shanna Griego Lisa Ammirato Ula Carlos Bonnie Zwack Jennifer Fryer Vicki Mariger Brian Bilhartz Dee Edwards Fawn Burke Megan Campbell Raquel Lacuesta David Sommerfeld Lisa Marquez, RN Dominick Calvano Janice Fleming Kristi McCune Paula Bennett Andrea Watson Wayne Gerry Abby Cohen William Nicholson Robert Strong Vanessa Villalobos Lois Anderson Rob Costello Gina Notrica Ismael Robledo Steven T. Erickson, CPA Roland Gandy Martin Meehan Penny J. Byram Ana Maria Controy Victor Ide David Bryce Stanton Mark Anthony Erskine Daniel Fox Penny J. Byram Eric A. Rudolph Ann E. Whittlesey Dan Ponce Janet Underwood Carl A. 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Always Best Senior Care Mission Hills Senior Living Y.E. S. Forest Lawn Desert Oasis Healthcare Family Hospice Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage Progressive Care Partners Mission Home Care Pro Watch Senior Care Services Alternative Caregiving Solutions Inter Valley Health Plans SCAN Health Plans Serenity Hospice Custom Care Solutions Walgreens Please Support Our Business Partners The Business Partner program is part of the reason we are able to keep dues and activity fees low for our Members at large. They are also often sponsors of the parties and events you enjoy so much. Please use the list on these pages and patronize these businesses when you need the goods and services they provide. Their websites are available from the “Partners” page of our website. They help to keep us (and you!) here. ESTATE PLANNING PRESENTATION Attorney Eric Rudolph will hold an estate planning presentation at the Joslyn Center on Wednesday, March 25 at 10AM with information on living trusts, basic wills, powers of attorney and health care directives. He will provide helpful advice on planning your estate, preparing for incapacity, protecting your assets, updating your existing estate plan and avoiding probate. Call the Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph at (760) 673-7600 for more information. Jay Emery Administrator Respite Care Available Email: [email protected] Please be sure to RSVP for this event at the Joslyn Center Front Desk 11 Cove Communities Senior Association—dba The Joslyn Center 73-750 Catalina Way Palm Desert, CA 92260 Joslyn Journal “Enriching Lives Every Day” NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PALM DESERT CA PERMIT NO. 70 Or Current Resident Our Mission Joslyn Center provides health, recreational, educational and social programs along with information, referral, volunteer and support services for adults age 50+ in the communities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells. Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars! New Website Coming Soon! Parties! Thursday, March 12 St. Pats Party 2:00 – 4:00PM $8 Entertainment by The Debonaires You will soon find our completely redesigned website at the familiar address - www.joslyncenter.org. Just a few improved features: Thursday, April 2 Season Finale Dance 2:00 - 4:00PM $8 Entertainment by The Debonaires Navigation around the website will be easier and more user-friendly. You will be able to: Apply for membership Renew your membership Apply for Meals on Wheels Peruse upcoming Meals on Wheels menus Apply to be a Joslyn Center volunteer Make a donation Thursday, May 7 1:00PM-4:00PM Mothers’ Day Tea Entertainment by Harpist Christian Chalifour Tickets $10 In Advance at the Front Desk Get your tickets early - this event sells out quickly! Regarding Our Members’ Privacy - To our Members, Business Members, Sponsors and Donors: Any personal information we may collect is not shared with anyone under any circumstances. You can unsubscribe from our paper or email newsletter at any time.
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