Free Movies at the Fairhaven Memorial Park

Why is everyone flocking to Fairhaven this August?
Because it’s Where the Boys Are!

We are hosting a free Summer Movie Series and would love to invite your
Seniors to join us at our next screening…

“Where the Boys Are” on Saturday, August 11th at 8:00 pm (event area
opens at 7:30)
Bring your family & friends along with chairs, blankets, WINE and your
favorite theater snacks to enjoy a movie under the stars.

at Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705


You won’t believe it…but see for yourself!

Information on making transitions in your life


Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.

What an adventure: a cruise down the Mississippi River

SNAP nutrition program cuts being voted on by congress…say NO! to the cut in benefits by calling your representative

Here is a new way to borrow money or invest money into the program…Interesting concept.

Health Reform Act: what do you get?

Library of Congress is having an exhibition on Books that Shaped America

a great website for health information and other valuable resources


I have had a swollen right leg for about 3days and it still isn’t going away. I went to google, input my symptoms and the AARP popped up. So, I went there….many interesting finds. I highly recommend this website…Ann

Information relating to disabilities

Senior Center Without Walls

A Telephone Program Connecting California Elders through Activities, Friendship,
and Community


Senior Center Without Walls
Summer 2012 Session
May 28 through August 19

Summer Session Catalogs are Available

for more information or call 1-877-797-7299 to request a copy.
Large-print and audio versions (CD and cassette tape)
are also available.

Internship Opportunities

Senior Center Without Walls welcomes inquiries from graduate students of Gerontology,
Social Work,
Public Health, or related fields about possible summer internships.  For more information
email us at [].


No Cost to Call, Free to Join!

Senior Center Without Walls offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment
of telephone groups to adults 60 and older in California who find it difficult to
participate in activities in their communities.  Participants enjoy new friendships
and become part of a unique, supportive community — all from the comfort of home.

 And, it’s FREE!
It’s easy to join!  Give us a call at 1-877-797-7299 and learn how simple it is
to use Senior Center Without Walls.

California Commission on Aging

Up to date information from the state on issues relevant to seniors

Senior Journal ….an interesting website dedicated to seniors$18_For_A_Baby_Aspirin.htm

Where are the discounts….?????

Please advise when you find a retailer that provides discounts to seniors.  Thanks

Orange County Stroke Rehab Network Picnic May 5th

Date: Saturday, May 5th 2012
Location: UC Irvine – Hewitt Hall (see map)
843 Health Sciences Road, Irvine CA 92697
Time: 11am – 2pm
Parking: Free, Parking Lot 83 next to Hewitt Hall (see map)
Sponsor: The UC Irvine Brain Repair Center, and the
Orange County Stroke Rehab Network
You are invited to the third annual Orange County Stroke Rehab Network “Stroke Awareness Picnic,” on May 5th 2012 (“Stroke Awareness Month”).

All involved with stroke are invited: persons with stroke, friends/family, caregivers, therapists, nurses, physicians, researchers, etc.

Stroke related vendors are invited to set up a display.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Check out photos from last year at
RSVP is requested: If able to join, please RSVP via email at Please share this flyer with anyone interested. Hope to see you there!

Steve Cramer, MD
Lucy Der-Yeghiaian, MA, OTR/L
Dept Neurology, UC Irvine

Alison McKenzie, PT, Ph. D
Dept of Physical Therapy, Chapman University

Found some cost saving websites for DIY home products…ie, windex

Homemade dryer balls to soften your clothes    List of items you can make yourself for cheap!

I found a cool website of free photographs from around the world   Lots of beautiful photographs to download…;-)


A must see documentary

If you have any concerns about your food, the documentary The Future of Food is an eyeopener. You can watch it free at


Making of America Books

“Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. ”

Here is a link to California Courts self help Conservatorship