BOOMER Magazine: September 2019


Why is it so important to stay in shape as you get older? Why not slow down, sit down, relax, and take it easy–we’ve earned that, right? Nope, wrong. Even though you wanted to reach the next level of fitness and look great in that bikini (or speedo) when you were young, when you get older, staying fit helps you stay ALIVE—kinda important. Our feature article “Fit After 50” (Pg. 40) is chock-full of info on how staying fit helps alleviate so many of those nasty little body breakdowns we all have as we get older. This issue is chock-full of tips on healthy habits, timeless furniture, secret menu items at your favorite restaurants, and more. So enjoy this issue of Boomer for now. Tomorrow we can decide to climb that mountain! By Debra Linn Associate Publisher





Staying Active

As You Age


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Secret Menu Items


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10 THE 10 SPOT

Local Authors





The Petal Connection


Family & Finances


Timeless Furniture


Prague to Paris


//56 Secret Menu Items

//60 Foodie Find











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Back on track

From foot and ankle

surgeries, rotator cuff

and meniscal repairs, to

joint replacement and

regenerative medicine,

trust the experts at

Marshall Orthopedics to

get you back in motion.

Back on the job

Back to activities

you love

Stephen Cyphers, MD

Taylor Vance, MD

Troy Dickson, MD

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I love it when my kickboxing instructor (yup,

kickboxing!) says I look great. I hate when it’s

followed by “for your age”. What does that

even mean? How is one supposed to look

at my age (64)? Flabby, saggy, and feeble?

Times have changed (being an old timer

doesn’t mean you have to be old timey) and

getting older doesn’t mean not being healthy,

fit, and (almost) able to do things in your 60s

that you did in your 30s. (I’m not going to try

to climb Half Dome but, then again, I didn’t try

to do it in my 30s either).

Why is it so important to stay in shape as you get older? Why not slow

down, sit down, relax, and take it easy–we’ve earned that, right? Nope,

wrong. Even though you wanted to reach the next level of fitness and look

great in that bikini (or speedo) when you were young, when you get older,

staying fit helps you stay ALIVE—kinda important. Our feature article “Fit

After 50” (Pg. 40) is chock-full of info on how staying fit helps alleviate so

many of those nasty little body breakdowns we all have as we get older.

"We can't avoid age. However, we

can avoid some aging. Continue to

do things. Be active. Life is fantastic

in the way it adjusts to demands;

if you use your muscles and mind,

they stay there much longer."

—Charles H. Townes

American Physicist 1915-2015

What do I do when I’m not

kickboxing, working, or writing?

I’m reading! My mother started

reading to me when I was a

baby and my love of books has

continued unabated. I owned the

entire set of Wizard of Oz books

when I was about 10 (oh, and

on a side note, I dated L. Frank

Baum’s great grandson when I

was in high school–cool, huh?). If

you’re a reader, check out our list

of local authors (Pg. 10) and their

contributions to our literary world.

Remember when our kids graduated high school, worked their way

through college, and then went on to become successful adults with

no help from Mom and Dad? Yeah, me neither. As the mother of three

adult kids in their late 20s and early 30s, I can tell you that their financial

struggles have become my (and their father’s) financial struggles. Trying

to help them without digging into our retirement money is a real challenge.

Our Money article “Assisting in Time of Need” (Pg. 34) offers advice to

those of us who want to help our kids without hurting our own financial


If you’re worrying too much about your health or your finances, our Health

& Wellness article on acupuncture (Pg. 26) serves up info about the topic.

Getting poked by tiny needles can lead to better mental and physical

health—who knew!

If volunteering and flowers are two of your passions, read this month’s

Volunteer spotlight on The Petal Connection (Pg. 30). This organization

takes flowers that would normally be thrown away and repurposes them

into bouquets for residents of senior living facilities and hospice patients.

Flower Power, indeed!

Enjoy this issue of Boomer for now. Tomorrow we can decide to climb that


By Debra Linn

Associate Publisher

Debra Linn



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It won both a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony

Awards; this special encore presentation of

the 20th Anniversary tour comes to Folsom

for five shows.






With a rock star’s presence, a storyteller’s gift

and a PhD in physics, he’s the lead engineer

behind the Mars rover Curiosity.





Daring artistry that makes you blink

and look twice — a colorful and lively

40 member company.





Back by popular demand, Belinda Davids

can recreate Whitney Houston’s staggering

four-octave range as close as a singer can.













10 the



Local Authors

Our region boasts some prolific writers. Here is a stack of accomplished area authors

and their recently published works. In no particular order…

By Tara Mendanha

3. In Their Own Words: Twenty Successful

Writers on the Craft and Business of Writing

by Rich Ehisen, Fair Oaks

Who better to offer aspiring writers tips

and advice than a collection of some of

the most successful authors on the scene

today? Award-winning journalist & author

Rich Ehisen has interviewed artists, athletes,

doers, and dreamers to offers insights from

20 writers on how they mastered their craft.

Available at Face in a Book and

1. Lettering From A to

Z by Phawnda Moore,


A winner in the 2019

Next Generation Indie

Book Awards, this

instructional book

has 9 styles and over

200 full-color images

of handmade gifts,

beautiful cards, and

journal design. The

92-page book includes

layout and design

basics from Phawnda’s

academic and teaching

background and uses

modern tools and

techniques. Available

via phawnda@

4. The Fiery Women of Angels Four

by J. W. Perry, El Dorado Hills

This historical fiction novel tells the

saga of four WWII women ferry

pilots who were selected and trained

for armed duty in their Spitfire

Fighters with 20mm cannons. These

trailblazers and their forward-thinking

leaders pioneered the way for women

to contribute in wartime aviation

alongside their male counterparts.

Available at Barnes & Noble and

5. The Pitcher Plant

by Pat Rigley,


Nora Sandoval

returns to Trinity,

Washington, in search

of a father she’s never

known. While hiking,

one misstep leads

to her mysterious


Finding herself

beyond help, she calls

upon her strength

and ingenuity to stay

alive. As authorities

mount a search, Nora

becomes the catalyst

in reuniting friends

and family. Available


2. Mrs. Odboddy: And

Then There was a Tiger

by Elaine Faber, Elk


During WWII, elderly

Mrs. Odboddy's patriotic

duties are interrupted

when she’s accused

of burglary. Then, the

traveling carnival hits

town with a performing

tiger and counterfeit

bills appear. When the

war bond money goes

missing on her watch,

she is determined to

return the cash. Her

bungling efforts land her

in harm's way and closer

to the tiger than she

bargained for. Available


Bookend photo courtesy of MALLMO PHOTOGRAPHY. Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

10 | September 2019


6. The Rule Of Law by

John Lescroart, El Macero

The sudden disappearance

of Dismas Hardy’s

secretary, Phyllis, concerns

him, especially given that

her convict brother—

imprisoned for armed

robbery and attempted

murder—has just been

released. Then, Phyllis

is arrested for allegedly

abetting the murder of

Hector Valdez, a coyote

who’d been smuggling

women from El Salvador

and Mexico until he was

shot dead on the same day

Phyllis disappeared. Hardy

must now figure out how all

these strands connect—and

fast! Available at The Avid

Reader (Sacramento and

Davis) and Barnes & Noble

7. More Fairy Tales

for Life: A Collection

of Twenty Original

Short Stories by

Linda Champion,

Citrus Heights

More Fairy Tales for

Life is a collection

of original stories

updating the classic

literary genre for

readers, young and

old. This hardback

book is embellished

with a gilded fairy and

beautiful drawings

by Rose Fante.

This work follows

Linda’s first fairytale

book, Fairy Tales

for Life. Available at


8. Benjamin Norton Bugbey: Sacramento's

Champagne King by Kevin Knauss, Granite


This is the biography of B.N. Bugbey who

came to Sacramento in 1849 and settled in

Folsom after his gold mining experience.

Bugbey was elected Sacramento County

Sheriff in 1861; he developed the celebrated

Natoma Vineyard and went on defend

the civil rights of Chinese immigrants

in 1886. Available at and

10. The Methuselah Conspirators by

George T. Hahn, Elk Grove

This story tells of a team of scientists

forced by a future military to develop a

way to upload human consciousness to

a computer. The project is backed by a

corrupt Western Alliance president who

wants to achieve immortality but others

have more dangerous motives. Available at

Trent’s Bookshelf and

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

9. Gray Is the New Black by Dorothy

Rice, Greenhaven

The wry and relatable narrator of Gray

is the New Black—a memoir of ageism,

sexism and self-acceptance—came of

age in the psychedelic sixties. Now in

her sixties, it's time to take stock. After

decades struggling to be thin enough,

pretty, sexy, and successful enough

to deserve love and happiness,

she devotes a year to cracking the

code—a journey that forces her to

confront the gnarled roots of female

shame. Available from

September 2019 | 11


12. Between Now and Forever by Margaret

Duarte, Elk Grove

This is book four of the "Enter the Between"

visionary fiction series. Meditate or nurture,

reform or set free. These are quandaries

rookie teacher Marjorie Veil faces when

she takes on an after-school class for

thirteen-year-olds labeled as troublemakers,

un-teachable, and hopeless. Can Marjorie

help them do what she has failed to do for

herself—that is, fight for their spiritual and

emotional freedom? Available at

11. Madam in Silk by Gini

Grossenbacher, Elk Grove

San Francisco, 1849: Twenty-year-old Ah

Toy arrives in San Francisco from Hong

Kong. With little cash and bound feet,

she opens a "Lookee Shop," catering

to men who pay in gold dust to see her

exotic beauty. Inspired by one of San

Francisco's most legendary madams,

this book tells the story of love, fate,

and justice. Available at Avid Reader

(Sacramento), Barnes & Noble, and

13. Cooking With My Ancestors by Sandra S.

Navarro, Fair Oaks

“Eat what your grandmother ate” is a popular

well-intentioned directive, but what exactly

did Grandma eat? An antique cookbook,

family letters, and recipes shared among

relatives and friends identify foods popular in

central Ohio one hundred years ago when the

author’s grandmother was a young woman.

The author’s memories from the 1950s and

1960s provide more surprising information on

this topic. Available at

14. Finding Otho: The

Search for Our Enslaved

Williams Ancestors by

Kathy Lynne Marshall, Elk


Kathy Marshall’s infatuation

with African culture was

challenged when a DNA

test revealed just how

much European cream

was in her African coffee.

Part research-guidebookstorybook,

the awardwinning

Finding Otho details

Marshall’s search for the

fascinating truth about her

enslaved Otho Williams

ancestors, and encourages

others to research their own

family history. Available


Underground Books, and

15. ‘Til Death or

Dementia Do Us Part

by Marilyn Reynolds,


A moving memoir

about Frontotemporal

Dementia (FTD), readers

will gain insight and

understanding through

the account of Marilyn's

struggles to meet the

financial, physical, and

emotional challenges that

occurred with her bright,

talented husband's

passage into FTD. This

memoir offers hope to

patients and loved ones

coping with dementia,

along with helpful

resources. Available at and

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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Folsom Powerhouse

State Historic Park


Horatio G. (H.G.) Livermore arrived

in California in 1850 banking on gold

to make his fortune. What he learned

instead was how to turn water to gold.

In the early 1860s, H.G. and his sons,

Horatio Putnam (H.P.) and Charles

Edward, gained a controlling interest

in the Natoma Water and Mining

Company, which was organized in 1853

to divert water from the American River

to mining camps. The Livermores had a

grander vision for the water, however.

H.G. was from New England where

water wheels were used to operate

factories and mills. He envisioned

creating a water-powered industrial

center in Folsom and made plans to

build a sawmill, which required the

construction of a dam and canal.

He negotiated the first labor contract

between a water company and the state

of California in 1868. In exchange for 350

acres of property the state needed to

build a prison, he received 30,000 hours

of convict labor to build the dam. The

first Folsom Dam was completed in 1891.

H.G. never saw the completion of the

dam or sawmill, however. He passed

away in 1879, and his sons took over the

business. The sawmill didn’t prosper,

but the younger Livermores realized

that instead of using water to power

manufacturing, it could be used to

power generators to create electricity.

H.P., his brother Charles, and Albert

Gallatin of Huntington-Hopkins

Hardware created the Sacramento

Electric Power and Light Company

in 1892. They explored the market for

electric streetcars, streetlights, and

factories and the logistics of building a

powerhouse in Folsom to supply those


In 1884, Thompson-Houston and Capital

Gas companies began supplying

Photos by Carrie Nicole Photography.

14 | September 2019

limited electricity to Sacramento using

small coal-burning steam engines. Most

electricity being generated at the time was

direct current, costly, and could only be

transmitted short distances. H.P. wanted to

take advantage of new alternating current

technology, which would allow electricity

generated in Folsom to be transmitted to a

substation in Sacramento 22 miles away. He

received designs for the powerhouse from

Westinghouse and General Electric and

chose to work with the latter because they

were willing to put $20,000 in machinery

and equipment into the powerhouse and

help fund construction bonds.

Work on the Folsom Powerhouse began.

Elihu Thompson reworked four Edison

direct-current generators into alternating

current generators. Transmission lines were

run to a substation at Sixth and H Streets in

Sacramento where the electricity would be

converted to direct current and delivered

to streetcars, which Livermore operated

through a franchise.

On July 11, 1895, at 5 p.m., crowds waited at

the substation in Sacramento for the first

transmission of power from Folsom. When

the switch was thrown, nothing happened.

Crossed wires were soon detected and

repaired, but the second attempt at 2

a.m. produced a similar result. A governor

controlling the speed of the powerhouse

generator had broken. A replacement part

was obtained from the Southern Pacific

Railroad and at 4 a.m. on July 13, 1895, a

100-gun salute by the military detachment

from Battery B shattered the morning hours

announcing the arrival of the first electrical

transmission from the Folsom Powerhouse.

According to the July 15, 1895, issue of

the Sacramento Daily Union, the Folsom

Powerhouse was the largest long-distance

transmission plant in the world, while the

Folsom Dam was the largest in the U.S. In

the same article, F.O. Blackwell, an engineer

from General Electric, prognosticated that

this cheap source of power would allow “this

State to supply her own needs very largely, if

not wholly in manufactured products.”

The Folsom Powerhouse operated until

1952 when the original Folsom Dam was

destroyed during construction of the new

dam. The powerhouse was donated to the

State of California in 1958 and is open to the

public Wednesday-Sunday from noon to 4



California State Parks brochure “Folsom Powerhouse State Historic


Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 89, Number 123, 15 July 1895

Esthetic Reflections

In Dentistry

September 2019 | 15


Take a Hike

Mormon Island Cove Trail

Located In: El Dorado Hills; Search

“Mormon Island Cove Trailhead” in

Google Maps.

Distance: 5 miles out and back; minimal

elevation gain.

Why We Love It: Family-friendly;

Follows along Folsom Lake; Great for

beginners; Starts near the Mormon

Island Auxiliary Dam which provides

great views; Trail end connects to

Browns Ravine Trail for a longer hike.

Do you have a favorite trail

in the region you’d like to see

featured? Tell us all about it at

Difficulty Level: Easy.

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly

(must be leashed); horseback riding

and mountain biking allowed; parking

is $5.

Fuel Up: Head down Green Valley Road

into Folsom and you’ll find a myriad of

cuisine including Sunny Garden (25085

Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150), Mexquite

(25095 Blue Ravine Road), Folsom

Tap House (25005 Blue Ravine Road,

Suite 140) and Hisui Sushi (25004 Blue

Ravine Road, Suite 107) to satisfy any


Trail Notes: Wear shoes with traction,

dress in layers, bring extra water and

snacks, remember sun protection (hat,

sunscreen), and, as always, pack out

what you pack in. Remember to keep

to the right, and that horses have the

right of way over mountain bikers and

hikers, and hikers have the right of way

over mountain bikers.

By Emily Peter

For more information, visit


Take a Hike photos by Tony Velazquez.

16 | September 2019

Photo courtesy of ©natara -

Ask the


Q: Can Medicare cover costs for all


A: Medicare coverage consists of four

parts: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D.

Part A is a hospital insurance, part B is a

medical insurance, part C is a Medicare

Advantage Plan (that may offer extra

benefits such as vision, hearing, and

dental coverage), and part D is medication

coverage insurance.

Medicare part D consists of multiple plans

with their own unique drug formulary

(list of covered medications). If the

prescriptions are part of the formulary,

they will be covered, and there may or

may not be a co-payment associated with

it, depending on an insurance plan.

Anna Rashidi, Pharm.D.

Compounding Pharmacist/CFO

Innovative Compounding Pharmacy

820 Wales Drive, Suite 3, Folsom


Q: What are some things I should

consider when filling out an advanced

health care directive?

A: The primary purpose of an Advance

Health Care Directive (AHCD) is to ensure

that your trusted nominee or “health care

agent,” is ready and authorized to act in

the event you cannot make health care

decisions for yourself. You, in effect, make

critical health care decisions ahead of

time. Here are a few items to consider

prior to completing your AHCD:

· Who do you trust to make health care

decisions on your behalf?

· Is your designated agent readily available

and able to make health care decisions in a

timely manner?

· How do you wish incapacity to be


· Do you give your agent authority to remove

life support in the event of persistent

vegetative state or irreversible coma?

How many doctors should agree on your


· Do you wish to give your agent authority

to donate your organs?

· Regarding the handling of your remains, do

you prefer burial or cremation?

Tracy Poston Shows, Attorney

Seasons Law

3500 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 250,



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Saturday & Sunday • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2019

on the grounds of the Folsom Art Center

48 Natoma Street, Folsom • Free Admission

(this is a rain or shine event)

Pumpkin Patch

Presented by 2BGlass and Folsom Parks & Recreation

Featuring thousands of colorful hand-blown

glass pumpkins created by regional glass

artisans. Pumpkins are available in a variety

of price points. Start your collection this year,

and make this event an annual tradition!

Cash, checks, and major credit cards accepted.

Proceeds from this event benefit Folsom Parks & Recreation’s

community arts education programs at the Folsom Art Center.

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This Month

In History

3 rd , 1948

First “ordinary

citizen” in

space, Christa

McAuliffe is born

in Boston.


9 th , 1956

Elvis Presley

first appears on

The Ed Sullivan


20 th , 1973

Billy Jean King

defeats Bobby

Riggs during the

“Battle of the

Sexes” tennis


26 th , 1960

The firstever


presidential debate

occurred between

candidates John

F. Kennedy and

Richard Nixon.


September is National Rice Month

By Emily Peter

El Dorado County Chili

Cook Off & Car Show

All in for the Arts photo by Richard White. All other photos courtest of their respective companies

or organizations.

1Fair Play Zin Fest. Experience

award-winning zinfandels

along with other notable, local wines

plus gourmet food at this first

annual event highlighting the wines

and beauty of the Fair Play region.

(ALSO 2)

5Gold Country Fair. Families

are sure to have fun at the

Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn

where there will be a carnival, food

vendors, concerts, agricultural

exhibits, a junior livestock auction,

demolition derby, kids’ world, and



Live on the Boulevard. Bring

blankets and chairs to El Dorado

Hills Town Center’s Steven Young

Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. (set-up

begins at 5:30 p.m.) for live music

that’s guaranteed to make you get

out of your seat and dance. This

month’s lineup includes the Folsom

Lake Symphony and House of Floyd

(show at 7:30 p.m.). edhtowncenter.


(ALSO 12)

6First Friday Fun Flow Free

Yoga. Join Sacramento’s

Midtown Association at Sutter’s Fort

from 6-7 p.m. for a yoga class in the

park. All skill levels are welcome;

just bring a mat and water bottle.

Amphitheater Concert Series.

Head to Sun City Lincoln Hills with

lawn chair in tow for a night of

amazing music. This month’s lineup

includes Surf’s Up: A Beach Boys

Tribute and More and David Victor’s


(ALSO 20)

7All in for the Arts. Bring your

poker face to Blue Line Arts at

4 p.m. for a Texas Hold ‘Em

Tournament, plus pizza, whiskey,

and live music. Prizes will be given

out to the winners and lucky guests.

Proceeds go towards maintaining

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Blue Line Art’s gallery. bluelinearts.


WINEderlust. Taste the best in

local wine and beer, peruse art and

vendors, and enjoy live music and

food trucks at this wine and art

bazaar from 4-9:30 p.m. on historic

Main Street in Placerville.


Majickat: A Tribute to Cat

Stevens. George Papailias and his

band pay homage to the unique

sound of Cat Stevens at this 7

p.m. show at B Street Theatre.

8Fall Festival. Celebrate the

coming of autumn at The

Flower Farm in Loomis from 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m. with delicious farm-fresh

fare from the Flower Farm Café,

samples of locally produced jams,

sauces, and honey, and live music

from 12-3 p.m.

Rocklin Patriot Day. Show a token

of gratitude for men and women

of public safety and the military by

supporting this meaningful event

with members of the local and

regional community. The schedule

includes local high school bands,

K-9 demonstrations, a Coast Guard

flyover, and more. rocklinpatriotday.



Chili Cook Off & Classic

Car Show. Head to the El

Dorado County Fair & Event Center

at 10 a.m. to indulge in chili, peruse

classic cars and local art, listen to

live music, and more. All proceeds

benefit MORE, a nonprofit dedicated

to advocating for adults with

developmental disabilities.

APWA Music Festival. This oneday,

family-friendly music festival

showcases Sacramento-area bands

with at least one bandmember who

works in the public works sector.

Seven bands will be performing

at Dokken Engineering in Folsom

beginning at noon. Admission and

parking are free. sacramento.apwa.


Lobster on the River. From

5-9 p.m., join the Rotary Club of

Placerville for their annual fundraiser

at Henningsen Lotus Park featuring

live music, food truck fare, raffles,

and the beautiful scenery of the

American River.


Wellness Within Gala. Join

Wellness Within from 6-10 p.m. at

The Falls Event Center in Roseville

for their ninth annual, Denim &

Diamonds-themed gala. The elegant

affair includes dancing, live music by

Analog Jazz, dinner, wine, and beer

courtesy of local restaurants, and

live and silent auctions. Must be 21

and older to attend. wellnesswithin.



SPLASH. Local restaurants,

wineries, breweries, and bands get

the party going at the beautiful

Roseville Aquatics Complex from

6:30-10 p.m. The annual SPLASH

Choice Awards will also be given out

for “Best Food,” “Best Beverage,”

“Best Dessert,” and “Best Booth

Décor.” Must be 21 and older.


Chad Prather. Comedian,

armchair philosopher, musician,

and observational humorist, Chad

Prather is coming to the Harris

Center for one night only. One of

Chad Prather

the country’s fastest rising and

talked about entertainers, Prather is

known for his adult perspective on

comedic family. Showtime is 8 p.m.


Walk With Us 5K. Join the

UC Davis Program for

Children with Blood and Cancer

Disorders for this inaugural 5K walk

along the Johnny Cash Trail

beginning at 8 a.m.


Glen Miller Orchestra. Considered

one of the greatest bands of

all time, the famous Glen Miller

Orchestra brings their unique jazz

sounds to the Harris Center for two

shows where they’ll play hits like

“Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and

“Pennsylvania 6-5000.” Show times

are 2 and 7 p.m.


Herb Alpert & Lani Hall.

Grammy award winner and

legendary trumpet player, Herb

Alpert, takes the stage with his wife

Lani Hall at 7 p.m. at B Street


(ALSO 20)




Weekend. Join Massage

Envy in El Dorado Hills as they

celebrate a life lived well with

complementary services including

skin consultations, chemical peel

demos, total body stretch, plus a

raffle and goodie bags.

Hot Chili & Cool Cars​. This free and

family-friendly event is back for its

SPLASH photo by Lenis's Pictures. Chad Prather photo courtesy of the Harris Center.

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26th anniversary celebration at Rocklin

Road and Quarry Park. From 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m., peruse a variety of classic

cars, take part in a chili cook-off,

and much more.


Park Community Music Festival &

Car Show. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., head

to Park Community Church in Shingle

Springs for live music, vendor booths,

classic cars, motorcycles, a BBQ, and

more. Proceeds will benefit Jesus Our

Boss; admission is free. carsandmusic.


Folsom Community Service Day

Folsom Community Service Day.

Join the community at this sixth

annual event—Folsom’s largest day of

volunteerism—to complete projects

throughout the city that will leave a

positive and lasting impact within the


Artists’ Open Studio Tour. Don’t

miss Placerville Arts Association’s

annual self-guided tour that features

44 artists showing their work in 12

different locations. From 10 a.m. to

5 p.m., meet the makers and watch

them work, view their creations, and

purchase some of their originals.

Admission is free.

(ALSO 22 & 28-29)

Artist's Open Studio Tour

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with vintage clothing, 20s-era music,

and dances from Arthur Murray. Held

at the Historic Granite Center in

Folsom, enjoy light refreshments

and a fashion show starting at 1 p.m.;

doors open at noon.


(ALSO 29)


The 2019 Great Auburn

Obstacle Race. This 5K fun

run features a myriad of obstacles,

including a maze, tire run, pond

crossing in a raft, wall climb,

weighted-sled pull, creek crossing,

over and under, and a mud pit. The

race starts at 9 a.m. and is open to

ages eight and over.


Sutter Creek Heritage Days

Folsom History Hero Honoring

Bill Anderson. Join the Folsom

Historical Society as they honor

their 2019 History Hero with a

Garden Dinner Party at the Cohn

Mansion from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are

limited, and proceeds benefit the



Break Free Run. Help in the fight

against human trafficking by lacing

up your running shoes and heading

to Folsom’s Lakeside Church for a

5K, 10K, or kids’ fun run beginning

at 8 a.m. This family-friendly

event also features live music,

food vendors, and more. Proceeds

benefit 3Strands Global Foundation.

Break Free Run

Sutter Creek Heritage Days.

Hosted by the Sutter Creek

Community Benefit Foundation, this

celebration includes guided tours

along Sutter Creek’s historic Main

Street, gold panning workshops, free

tours through the historic Knight

Foundry, a pancake breakfast, and



Bill Santucci Memorial

Golf Tournament.

Registration for this tournament at

Sierra View Country Club—held in

honor of dedicated community

member, Bill Santucci—begins at 10

a.m., followed by a BBQ lunch at 11

a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., and

a reception at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds

benefit senior scholarships at

Roseville Joint High School District.

RENT. Twenty years after opening

on Broadway, RENT continues

to speak loudly and defiantly to

audiences across generations. A

timeless celebration of friendship

and creativity reminds audiences

to measure their lives with the

only thing that truly matters—love.

Showtimes vary.

(ALSO 28 & 29)


Shades of Downton.

Inspired by Downton

Abbey, this benefit for the Murer

House will take you back in time

Folsom Renaissance Faire &

Jousting Tournament. Enter a

whimsical world of the Elizabethanage

filled with Shakespearian

delights, characters, and

shopkeepers, and enjoy food, music,

and entertainment plus an exciting

jousting tournament at this annual

party at Folsom City Lions Park.

(ALSO 29)

RENT photo courtesy of the Harris Center. Shades of Downtown photo by Reeta Asmai. Break Free Run photo

by KWB Creative. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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4th Annual John L. Sullivan

Charity Golf Tournament. Support

the John L. Sullivan Charitable

Foundation with this fun golf

tournament featuring food and

drinks from around the world,

games, prizes, and an awards

ceremony. Registration begins

at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start

at 8:30 a.m. at Whitney Oaks

Golf Club in Rocklin. birdeasepro.



Hot Pink Fun Run.

Participate in a one-mile,

5K, or 10K race in support of the

Placer Breast Cancer Foundation.

Races start at Vernon Street Town

Square with a Survivor Celebration

beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by

the 10K at 8:45 a.m., the 5K at 9

a.m., and the one-mile walk/run at

9:05 a.m. with an awards ceremony

following at 10 a.m.



Simon & Garfunkel

Story. See the history

behind one of the most successful

music duos via video projection and

a live band in this concert-style

theatre show at Harris Center. This

moving and powerful concert will

feature classics like “Mrs. Robinson,”

“The Boxer,” and “Bridge Over

Troubled Water.” Showtime is 7:30









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5Folsom Family Expo. Don’t miss

STYLE magazine’s annual event—

featuring local businesses showcasing

their services via demonstrations,

discussions, and activities; hourly gift

card drawings, performances, and more—

at the Folsom Community Center from 10

a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and

visitors can enjoy free admission to the

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Folsom VYBE. Celebrate the

diverse and talented local

music scene and partake in food, drinks,

art, and band meet-and-greets from 7-10

p.m., all while supporting the Twin Lakes

Food Bank. This promises to be an

evening of nourishment for both music

lovers and the community. folsomvybe.


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Book Club:

What to Read This Month

Forgotten Bones

by Vivian Barz

Susan Marlan is a police officer in a

small town. They don’t deal with a lot

of crimes until they discover the body

of a boy. The FBI takes over after more

bodies are found and they assume

it’s the work of a local criminal. The

case isn’t that simple, though. College

professor (and schizophrenic) Eric

Evans, starts having visions of the case

and works with Susan behind the FBI’s

back to get to the truth.


by Tara Westover

Imagine not setting foot inside a school

until you’re 17 years old. Imagine never

seeing a doctor when you’re sick or

injured. Imagine spending your days in

the Idaho mountains surrounded only

by your family. This was the life of Tara

Westover until she decided to educate

herself. She taught herself enough to

get into Brigham Young University, then

Harvard and Cambridge. She traveled

the world and learned who she was. She

educated herself in more ways than one.

Mrs. Everything

by Jennifer Weiner

Two sisters, both with dreams, neither

fulfilling them. Family tragedies, war,

and women’s lib lend a hand in how

their lives mold. This story follows Jo

and Bethie from the 1950’s to today

as they navigate through their lives

and figure out if it’s too late to find

happiness or not.

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Tired of the same old recipes?

Epicurious offers thousands of recipes so

you’ll never run out of options. This app is

free for iPhone and is always adding new


Blood Pressure Monitor

No need to carry a bulky blood

pressure monitor with you. This app will

monitor blood pressure, weight, and other

vital statistics.


It’s Facebook for adults! This social

media app allows you to share photos,

videos, and messages with family and

friends. It’s also ad-free.


In the mood for Jazz? Classical?

Rock-n-Roll? You can listen to any genre,

anytime. You can even customize your

“stations.” The app is free if you don’t

mind a few ads here and there. To go

commercial free will cost you $4.99 a


Hobby Spotlight: Adopt A Pet

Yes, keeping a pet is a hobby and can give rise to fur-ther hobbies

you can develop together, like hiking, gardening, boating, and

more. Not only do pets make great

companions but it has been

shown that pets reduce blood

pressure and stress levels.

Having a pet also helps

lower cholesterol and fight

depression. Breed, age of the

animal, and temperament are

all important factors to keep

in mind when looking for the

perfect pet. Pugs, Shih-Tzus,

and Poodles are among some of

the best dog breeds for older adults.

Where to find your

furry friend?

Sacramento SPCA

Placer SPCA, Roseville/Auburn

FieldHaven Feline Center, Lincoln

Front Street Animal Shelter,



Bradshaw Animal Shelter,


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By Kourtney Jason

The fear of needles is a common phobia but it shouldn’t

stop you from trying acupuncture, a key component

of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). “Acupuncture

is the use of fine, filiform—meaning thread-like—

needles—inserted into the body to bring change

to a person’s health,” explains Wendy Stedeford,

MSAOM, LAc, at Wendy Stedeford Acupuncture

in El Dorado Hills. “Filiform needles are solid

and sometimes as thin as a single human hair.”

Rosie McNeilly, LAc, owner of El Dorado

Community Acupuncture in Shingle

Springs, wants you to know that

acupuncture is a process. “If you’re

seeking treatment for a long-standing

problem, I recommend committing

to at least 10 treatments to give [it]

a fair shot at making a difference.

Coming in for a single treatment

is a bit like taking one vitamin

or doing one workout—it’s

probably good for you, but

you won’t notice any big

results unless you stick

with it.”

If you’re on the fence

about acupuncture,

here are seven

reasons why you

should give it

a try.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or suffering

from chronic pain, acupuncture can help. Emiko Okabe,

LAc, owner of Sakura Acupuncture in Folsom, says

treatments shorten the time required to heal from trauma.

“Acupuncture treatments are helpful for acute or chronic

pain, such as neck pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder,

back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, sciatica, and carpal tunnel

syndrome, or trauma from sprains, strains, bruises, or bone



Patients receiving regular acupuncture treatments report

benefits like improved energy and better digestion.

“Acupuncture engages the parasympathetic nervous

system, encouraging the body to ease into its natural

‘rest-and-digest’ healing state,” McNeilly says. “Since many

people are chronically stressed, their bodies are stuck

in fight-or-flight mode almost all the time. This constant

stress erodes mental and physical health, and acupuncture

is a great antidote.”

Okabe adds, “Acupuncture alleviates causative factors to

poor mental health, [including] psychosomatic issues of

insomnia, mild depression, anxiety, stress, irritability, and


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“The health benefits of

acupuncture are farreaching,”

says Jennifer

Niemeyer, DAOM, LAc,

MSAOM, owner of The

Root Wellness in Roseville.

“We balance your body

by stimulating the central

nervous system and your

immune system to allow

the body to heal itself. The

possibilities are endless,

and it’s also great to use

as prevention to keep from

getting sick.”


Want to look a bit younger

without going under the

knife? “Facial acupuncture

is amazing for fine lines,

wrinkles, and skin tone,”

says Lise Vernasco, LAc,

Dipl OM, acupuncturist

and owner of Downtown/

Midtown Sacramento

Acupuncture. “The great

thing about acupuncture

is that we treat the whole

body, so if you come to me

for a facial, I can help you

with other health concerns

at the same time. Come

in for back pain and leave

with improved sleep!”



Okabe says acupuncture

can treat neurological

issues, including headaches

and migraines; respiratory

issues, like hay fever,

allergies, sinusitis, and

asthma; and gynecological

issues, such as irregular

menstruation, PMS, and

infertility. Whatever the

concern, there’s probably a

treatment for it.

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Acupuncture can stand on its own or

work really well with all other health

interventions. “We work great as team

members for many kinds of health

challenges, such as cancer,” Stedeford

says. “Acupuncture can help to alleviate

the potential negative side effects of other

therapies, such as chemo or radiation.

[We] work as a team if the patient is also

using Western medicine interventions.”


Acupuncture will help you experience a

deeper feeling of calm even if you are

anxious about trying it. “The first time

people receive a treatment, they can

be a little nervous because it’s a new

experience,” says Vernasco. “But after they

figure out everything is OK, they can relax

deeply. Much like exercise and meditation,

acupuncture helps with stress relief. All

you have to do is relax on the table—no

other effort is required.”

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Sherri Pellegrini at (916) 933-1335


Some people decide to try acupuncture

only after they’ve tried everything else.

What is really important to your healing

is finding the right acupuncturist for

you. “Whatever challenges a person is

experiencing, the acupuncturist finds

the pattern and always treats what is

manifesting,” Stedeford explains. “They

say a poor acupuncturist only treats the

manifesting symptoms a person has; a

good acupuncturist treats the reasons why

those symptoms are manifesting.”

Photo courtesy of Viktor Descenko.

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The Petal


Hope and Joy in Full Bloom

By Susan Wallace

Imagine spending time with a family member or friend who is in hospice care or declining

health when a surprise bouquet of flowers finds its way to you and your loved one. It’s sure

to make everyone smile for a moment during difficult times. Bouquets of flowers provide

joy and brightness to someone’s day, but they also connect people and can provide an

opportunity for conversation one might never have imagined.

30 | September 2019

As a way of teaching her children

to give back to their communities

and after her beloved grandmother

entered hospice, Jennifer Arey

launched a Northern California

“flower repurposing” organization

(under The Bloom Project) that

eventually became The Petal

Connection. Since 2013, the

organization’s volunteers have

created almost 55,000 flower

arrangements for hospice patients,

senior care facilities, and others

who enjoy flowers. They deliver

approximately 1,000 arrangements

monthly throughout Sacramento

and Placer counties. Many volunteers

meet each Monday and Tuesday to

repurpose flowers from local grocery

stores and event venues that are

meant to be thrown away. Many

newlyweds also arrange to have their

flowers donated after their weddings.

The volunteers keep the best of the

donated bunches and create new


The work is so popular, weekly signups

are needed to schedule who

is available to build the bouquets.

Volunteers help to coordinate pickup

of floral donations, delivery of

bouquets to hospice and senior

facilities, collection and washing

of donated vases, and manage a

fundraising and events committee.

These kind souls also add personal

notes to each bouquet.

Arey, who is president of the nonprofit,

cannot express enough how

the quality of the volunteers has

helped the organization grow. The

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32 | September 2019

group now uses a shop in

Roseville on the corner of

Sierra College Boulevard

and Roseville Parkway.

“Come and see us,” she

invites. “We are always

blessed by how the beauty of

the flowers and the beauty of

the volunteers is connecting the

world to the patients.”

The work and the need for The Petal Connection is

growing. “We plan to add Wednesdays to our calendar

by September 2019,” says Arey. “Another goal is to work

with Meals on Wheels with the hope to partner in the next

few months by adding flowers to the meal delivery.” Arey

credits the quality of people who are involved with The

Petal Connection for their success— they’d create bouquets

around the clock if they could. The work begins with the

flowers and ends with connecting people together who

may not otherwise be linked.

When volunteers find themselves delivering the

arrangements to senior living facilities, it allows them to

experience the joy their work and creativity brings. Even

when patients express that they do not want to see visitors,

they usually agree to the surprise flowers. “These random

acts of kindness help to remind people of all the good in

the world,” says Arey. There are occasions where a thankful

post on social media or a hand-written note finds its way

back to the group, becoming their true “payday.”

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Family & Finances

Assisting in Times of Need


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You’re cruising along towards your

retirement goals and feeling good

about the direction you’re headed.

Or you’re into your retirement years

and all the boxes are checked;

health, debt under control, and

retirement funding. Then, like a ghost

from the past, you get a call (or a text

these days): “Mom, I got laid-off, and

I need some help.” Or perhaps the

call is positive. “I’m getting married!”

“Wonderful news!” you reply, knowing

what’s next. “Oh, and your part is

$10,000.” It could even be funding

education or asking for a downpayment

for a car or a house. So when your adult

child asks you to reach into your nest

egg to help fund the ups and downs

in their life, do you have a strategy?

Here are some things financial planners

shared about assisting your family at the

risk of jeopardizing your financial future.

have considered. “Most Boomers are

not aware of a retirement asset that

they already have—a house. Although

it is well documented that retirees

are extremely generous to the next

generations, it can be dangerous to

spend from a finite savings nest to help

children/grandchildren. But a reverse

mortgage can meet the needs of both

helping the children but not putting the

retiree under the stress of a traditional

mortgage. No monthly payments are

ever expected, and since no payments

are due, the retiree is not at risk for

possible missed payments. Increasingly,

retirement experts are acknowledging

that putting this ‘lost asset, the house’

to work can not only help the retiree but

the extended family as well.”

Giordano and Herndon echoed the

sentiments of Chris Wilczewski of

Edward Jones. “Plan ahead! The old

adage holds true ‘The best time to

plant a tree is twenty years ago, the

second-best time is now.’ Working with

a financial advisor to develop a strategy

that provides a cushion can help you

prevent making regrettable decisions.

With many advisors, there is no charge

for an initial consult, so why not take

advantage of it? Our goal is to get

that tree planted so that as these life

experiences happen, and they’re going

to happen, you’re better prepared.”

Special thanks to our experts: Clint

Herndon, CPA, 916-850-0245,; Shelley Giordano,

The Academy for Home Equity in

Financial Planning,; Chris

Wilczewski, AAMS, CRPS, Financial

Advisor, Edward Jones, 916-260-5996,

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Clint Herndon, CPA says, “‘Helping’

children does not always mean giving

them money. Some lessons in life

are best learned by hard work and

perseverance. Parents naturally want to

soften the blow of life to their children,

but choosing to put themselves in

a risky financial position can have

long term, sometimes irreversible,

consequences. It comes down to

simple math; If parents at age 55, who

do not have a significant nest egg, pay

$50,000 for a wedding, they might only

have 10-15 years of earnings ahead of

them. However, their 28-year-old child

still has 40 years of earnings ahead of

them. Which of these can recover from

a $50,000 hit more reasonably?”

Shelley Giordano of The Academy

for Home Equity in Financial Planning

offered a strategy that many may not

September 2019 | 35



To Last

6 Timeless Furniture Pieces

By Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID

36 | September 2019

When it comes to investing in furniture, I approach it like I

do my wardrobe and have no qualms purchasing pieces

that'll get worn over and over again, such as a Ralph Lauren

jacket or Hermes scarf. After all, you can't put a price on

the feeling you get from wearing a confidence-exuding garment, right? The

trick is to mix investment items with affordable ones (i.e., Target T-shirts

and Old Navy jeans). I recommend you approach décor the same way. Invest

in furniture you’ll find yourself perched upon or using all the time—pieces

that never go out of style and always bring you joy.

1//Chesterfield Sofa

The Chesterfield sofa dates back to the 1700s, but the couch’s iconic deep-button design and low seating is

as popular today as ever, thanks to Restoration Hardware and iconic hotels such as New York's The NoMad

showcasing it in their décor collections. The piece's library-like aesthetic suits a variety of interior design styles,

from traditional to contemporary, and continues to be a sought-after pick. When covered in distressed leather or

Belgian linen, it warms up a space with its textural qualities; when covered in sleek, supple black leather, it provides

a modern feel to any space.

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

September 2019 | 37


3 4





The canopy bed's

roots are practical

rather than stylish,

since they were

designed with

curtains that would

completely enclose

the bed for warmth

and privacy. Canopy

beds today typically

forego the draperies

and let the stately

structure stand on

its own, allowing it

to blend with more

design styles.

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, is an awardwinning

interior designer, author,

product developer, and multimedia

consultant helping brands reach

the interior design community. To

contact her, visit or

call 916-706-2089.


Bistro Chair

Add Parisian charm

to your kitchen

via classic French

bistro chairs and

the counter stools

they’ve inspired.

Their bentwood

frames add a

natural material,

while woven backs

and seats add

texture and color.

This chair can fit

right into vintage

modern, traditional,


provincial, or even





With origins in

medieval times,

a trestle table is

simply a wood board

placed over folding

legs. Originally

designed to be

easily put up and

taken down, since

most medieval

castles didn't have

a designated dining

room, today’s

versions are a bit

more permanent

(and definitely

more stylish!) but

still serve the same

function: a simple

table to gather

around with family

and friends.




design team, Charles

and Ray Eames,

set out to create

a relaxed lounge

chair that emulated

the look of a worn

baseball mitt. Their

creation mixes

a curvy, molded

plywood shell with

comfortable leather

upholstery and an

aluminum base on a

swivel. The lounge

chair and ottoman

were instantly a hit

in the mid-century

and continue to be a

major fixture on the

design scene today.



The secretary


with a chest of

drawers on the

bottom, a bookcase

on top, and a

cleverly concealed

desk surface—is a

versatile piece of

furniture that was

originally a storage

solution. Although

antique secretary

desks typically

conjure up images of

imposing traditional

pieces, new designs

have modernized

the concept, while

older models have

been outfitted for

new uses.

Eames chair photo courtesy of Herman Miller. Other photos courtesy their respective companies or organizations.

38 | September 2019


By Kourtney Jason

A funny thing happens

as we age: our bodies

don’t naturally respond

in the ways we’ve

become accustomed

to. It may take us

longer to get out of

bed or off the couch.

Our reaction times may

slow down when we

lose our balance and

risk falling. And we may

even be moving at a

slower pace when we

take a stroll around the


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Photo courtesy of ©realstock1 -

September 2019 | 41

It’s not breaking news that a

regular exercise routine can help

alleviate many of the aches and

pains that start to show up after

turning 50. And it’s not shocking

that the benefits of exercise

can improve both your physical

and mental health. In general,

exercise is important for anyone

of any age. But for boomers, it

becomes even more important.

“Exercise can help combat many

medical conditions prevalent in

individuals over the age of 50,

including diabetes, hypertension,

and hyperlipidemia,” says Namrita

Gogia, MD, an internal medicine

specialist at Mercy Medical Group

in Roseville. “It can also improve

sleep, boost your mood, and has

been shown to improve memory

and cognitive health. Additionally,

weight-bearing exercises in particular

can help maintain bone strength

which is important for those at risk

for osteopenia or osteoporosis.”

Regular exercise can also keep your

weight in check. “As we age, our

metabolism slows down,” says Wei

Kuang, PA-C, a physician assistant

at Mercy Medical Group Internal

Medicine in Folsom. “Typically, you

find yourself getting fatigued easily,

and experience lower energy, too.

For these reasons it may seem

more difficult to commit to physical

activity as you age—but it is so

important. You can increase your

energy, release positive endorphins

for a better mood, and support so

many different elements of your

physical and cognitive health by


So how active should you be? Lee

K. Rea, AGNP, a nurse practioner at

the Marshall Family/Internal Medicine

Clinic in Placerville, says to aim for

30-60 minutes of physical activity

five to six days per week. “This does

not have to be all at once and it does

not have to be the same activity,” she

says. “For example, you could take a

20-minute brisk walk in the morning,

climb stairs for five minutes at lunch,

and do a 30-minute yoga session in

the evening. It’s good for your body

to experience different types of


Whether you’ve been an avid

exerciser your whole life or you are

still trying to find the one workout

you actually enjoy, we’ve got all the

information you need to help you on

your fitness journey.



Before you start training for that marathon, we have to dive

into the importance of stretching and warming up your body,

joints, and muscles in order to prevent injury. “It’s so important

to stretch before and after your workout,” says Gogia.

“Stretching helps with joint lubrication, mobility, and flexibility.

Before workouts, spend at least five to ten minutes doing some

dynamic stretches; after workouts, static stretches are helpful.”

She also suggests starting slow. “Take your time and be patient

when getting back into the swing of things. A lot of times

when we take long breaks from exercise, we think we

can go back to performing at a certain speed or duration,

when in reality, our bodies may not be at that

level just yet,” she says.

For cardio exercises, warming up is just as important

as stretching. “Start your cardio routines at a

lower intensity and then build from there,” advises

Syama Varudu, MD, an internist at Mercy Medical

Group Internal Medicine in Folsom. “Enthusiasm for

exercise is awesome but you don’t want to overdo

it either. Remember, it takes a while for soreness to

set in, so even if you don’t feel tired, your muscles

could be very achy the next day if you push yourself

too hard.”

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Gretta Smith, owner of Ohana Moon Yoga in Cameron Park,

wants yoga to become a part of your everyday life. “Gentle

Flow or Slow Flow classes can be great to build strength,

move stagnant energy, and improve balance. Yin Yoga

classes are great to increase range of motion and improve

flexibility,” she says. “You will feel good after every session,

and feel the most benefit when you create a regular practice

of three classes a week.”

Yoga encourages a connection between the mind and the

body. “Yoga is especially great for the boomer generation

because it is a total mind-body workout that incorporates

mindful movement, core strength, balance and stretching,”

says Smith. As you practice, she recommends listening to

what your body is trying to tell you. “The best way to stay

healthy and prevent injuries as you workout is to move

mindfully and listen to your body. If you feel sharp, shooting

pain, stop immediately and adjust the pose or exercise,” she


Mark Cavallaro, personal training director at Roseville Health

& Wellness Center likes that yoga keeps us limber and supports

core strength. “As we age, we lose elasticity in our tendons,

ligaments, and muscles.” He says to “look for a class

with an instructor that can work with not just the young folk

but also us less-than-flexible individuals.”

Bobby Masocol, MD, a sports medicine and family medicine

physician at Kaiser Permanente Elk Grove Promenade

Medical Offices, adds that a regular yoga practice can also

decrease your risk for other injuries that can come with

aging. “Yoga allows us to be less frail, to decrease our risk of

falls, and improve our bone density,” he says.

Dawn Alden, ND, a naturopathic doctor at Revolutions Naturopathic

with locations in Folsom and Roseville, shares the

breathing benefits that come with your yoga practice. “You

learn to use your breath with movement, leading to greater

oxygen intake…your body will benefit from the increased

oxygen to reduce pain and speed healing,” she says.

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Eat Right

Knowing what to eat before or

after a workout can be confusing.

And as we age, our needs

are completely different. What

was a good post-workout

snack at age 30 is not the same

at age 50. Although our caloric

needs lessen as we age, other

needs increase, like protein and

certain vitamins and minerals.

But let’s keep it simple. Here’s

a list of some great pre- and

post-workout snacks for boomers.


60 minutes before workout):

• Apple with 1 tbsp. nut butter

• String cheese and 1 oz. nuts or seeds

• Celery with 1 tbsp. nut butter and 1

tbsp. raisins

• Small energy bar (150 calories or


• Small banana (or half of a large



within 30 minutes of workout):

• Greek yogurt 4-6 oz. (can add fruit

and sprinkle with granola)

• Protein smoothie (plant-based protein

is more easily digested)

• Sprouted whole grain toast topped

with avocado and tomato

• Sprouted whole grain toast topped

with 1 tbsp. nut butter and 1/2 a


• Veggies with 1/2 cup wild or brown


Keep your post-workout snack packed

with protein, healthy carbohydrates,

and under 200 calories. If you plan to

eat your regular meal (lunch, dinner,

etc.) right after a workout then you can

skip the post-workout snack. Just be

sure you eat it within 30-60 minutes after

your workout and, again, get plenty

of protein.

-Joy Arnold, Personal Trainer, Health

& Nutrition Coach, and Reiki Master,

September 2019 | 43

44 | September 2019


A great year-round activity

that can also get you outside

for a few months of the year

is cycling.

“Biking is low-impact, great

for strengthening the knees,

and working the heart and

lungs, and it gets you out in

nature!” says Donna Webb, a

trainer at THE STUDIO Martial

Arts & Fitness in Roseville.

“Fresh air, sunshine, and

nature have a very uplifting

affect on the brain. There are

also many biking groups of all

ages that you can join, which

creates a social outlet.”

And when the temperatures

drop, you don’t have to worry

about falling out of your

routine. “During the cold

season, there are fun indoor

cycling classes that you can

take,” says Webb. VillaSport

Athletic Club and Spa

Roseville General Manager,

Scott Sharrow adds, “Biking—

whether on your own using a

stationary bike at the gym or

in a cycling class—is another

great low impact exercise

that reduces strain on the

joints and is beneficial to your

cardiovascular health and

circulation. When you bike at

the gym or in a cycling class,

it also reduces your risk of

falling off a road bike.”

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Water exercise and

swimming are lowimpact


activities that are

good your joints

while also providing

a full-body workout,

says Kaleb Wallen, coowner

and instructor

at Wallen Swim

School in Roseville

and El Dorado Hills.

“Swimming at least

three times a week

for 30 minutes can

help improve strength

and mental health,”

he says. “Not only

is [swimming] a life

skill, but it is also a

low-impact activity

that strengthens

the core as well as

your arms, legs,

and cardiovascular


Sharrow says that

the long-term

health benefits from

swimming can be seen

when you commit

to doing the activity

at least three to four

times a week at a

moderate intensity.

Fortunately, swimming

is kind to your aging

body. “When you get

older, your joints are

more prone to injury,

but swimming can

actually take the strain

off your joints,” he

states. “Water exercise

also eliminates the

concern about falling.”


Weight training may sound daunting

but just remember that even the

strongest people were once beginners.

Strength training with weights will

ensure that your activity level will

not decline with age, according to

Cavallaro. “These days, we would all

like to be active in our 50s and older,”

he says. “The most critical activity for

this is weight training. Weight training

increases metabolism, increases bone

mass, and increases joint lubrication.”

In order to support your metabolism,

weight training increases muscle mass,

which helps burn more calories at rest.

“In addition, an intense weight training

session has been shown to increase

metabolism for up to 24 hours postworkout

even without eating,” says


Also, weight training is the only way

to increase bone density in the spine

and extremities. “Strong bones are key

to long-term health and to decrease

the incidence of fractures,” he says.

“Weight training has shown to help

increase bone mass and helps fights

off osteoporosis.” Cavallaro also says

weight training helps keep joints

strong. It lubricates the joints to help

alleviate degeneration as we age.

46 | September 2019


Like yoga, Tai Chi is another workout

that comes with “zen” benefits. The

ancient Chinese martial art is most

commonly practiced for its incredible

health benefits, says Michael Krick

CSCS, owner and founder of KrickFit

in El Dorado Hills. “The Harvard

Medical School praises Tai Chi as

‘Medication in Motion’ and describes

in detail the many benefits including

an increase in muscle strength,

flexibility, and aerobic conditioning,”

Krick says. “The practice also greatly

increases balance and some studies

have actually shown its ability to

reduce the instances of falling.”

The meditative practice also lowers

stress, anxiety, and blood pressure,

and has even been shown to reduce

age-related memory loss. Incorporate

Tai Chi into your daily routine, advises

Krick. “There are many classes out

there, but the Internet is a great

resource for videos geared towards

beginners wishing to practice at


Alden likes that Tai Chi (and yoga)

are multicomponent exercises

that combine aerobic, musclestrengthening,

balance training,

and flexibility in one exercise.

“Maintaining balance and flexibility is

important for the boomer generation

because it prevents injuries, such

as sprains and strains, falls, and

fractures,” she says. “As we age, not

only do we lose muscle mass but we

can become less flexible. Decreases

in flexibility also increase your risk

of falls. For example, with decreased

flexibility in your hips, you take

shorter and slower steps. The wider

your stride, the more balance you

actually have, decreasing your risk of

tripping and falling.”



Yes, the cool down is just as important

as the warm up. “Make sure to set

aside some time for relaxation after

your workout, such as getting a

massage or sweating in a sauna,”

recommends Sharrow. “Consistent

sauna sessions can lower blood

pressure, soothe chronic conditions,

relax your arteries, and protect your

lungs. Follow your time in a sauna with

a massage to fully relax, rejuvenate,

and restore your body,” he adds.

September 2019 | 47


Tips TO


Both Bobby Masocol, MD and Dawn Alden, ND don’t want you to make any rookie mistakes when it comes

to your workout routine. “As we get older, we need to be smarter about exercise,” says Masocol. “Tendons,

muscles, joints, and reaction times change. Plus, we don’t bounce back from injury as quickly.”

Masocol’s Top Tips:

1. “Ease into exercise. You

literally need to warm your

muscles up. If you want to

start running, ease up on

your mileage, strengthen

your leg muscles and core

before you go out and run

a marathon.”

2. “Squatting is important

because it’s the single best

exercise to prevent injury

and maintain leg and lower

back strength.”

3. “Strengthen your core

by focusing on the muscles

in your abdomen and your

back. This will help your

body stand up straighter

and fight the curve.”

4. “Don’t ignore aches and

pains. Many of us continue

to work out through soreness

and pain. If something

hurts, back off from

training and see a doctor.

After age 40, muscles

contain fewer satellite cells,

the specialized stem cells

that help tissues repair

themselves. With fewer

satellite cells, minor muscle

tears can turn into major


5. “Stretch your muscles

strategically before and

after exercising.”

Alden’s Top Tips:

1. “Stay hydrated, warm

up before a workout, and

stretch afterwards.”

2. “Keep your blood sugar

steady. Eat a small protein-rich

snack with some

complex carbohydrates

and some healthy fat before

a workout.”

3. “Work with a licensed

personal trainer if you

don’t know where to


4. “Intensity of physical

activity should be relative

to your level of fitness.

Don’t push yourself too

hard when you start to

incorporate more physical

activity. Slow and steady

will prevent injuries.”

5. “Those with chronic

conditions should understand

how their conditions

affect their ability to

exercise regularly. If they

cannot do 150 minutes

of moderate-intensity

aerobic activity a week

because of their condition,

they should be as

physically active as their

abilities and conditions


“Go to a

class or


session with

an instructor

who will guide

and support you. Start

with smaller, realistic goals

like doing a class once a week

for a month and then add a

second class in after a few

weeks. Put your workouts onto

your calendar and make them

just as important as a doctor

appointment. Get a workout/

yoga buddy—hold each other


–Gretta Smith, owner of Ohana

Moon Yoga in Cameron Park

“The biggest source of

motivation when it comes to

physical health comes from

Expert tips to get (and stay) motivated

within. Remind your friends or

family members why exercise

is important and help keep

each other motivated. Having a

family member tell you, ‘I want

you to exercise because I love

you and I care about you,’ can

be very motivating.”

–Namrita Gogia, MD, internal

medicine specialist at Mercy

Medical Group in Roseville

“If you’re looking for

motivation, one of the best

things you can do is join a

gym. Join group exercises or

community classes. Remember

to pay attention to your

body and notice the positive

changes that occur when you

work out, such as increased

endurance, a better attitude,

better sleep, weight loss, etc.

Positive reinforcement keeps

you going.”

–Wei Kuang, PA-C, physician

assistant at Mercy Medical

Group Internal Medicine in


“Add a workout or fitness

class to your calendar and

treat it like it’s an important

meeting to ensure you show

up. Change up your moves so

your workout doesn’t become

a routine.”

-Scott Sharrow, general

manager at VillaSport Athletic

Club and Spa in Roseville

“A one-hour workout is only

four percent of your day. I

remind myself of that and

it helps me keep it all into

perspective. And if you can’t

do it for yourself do it for your

loved ones.”

–Donna Webb, trainer at THE

STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness

in Roseville

“The best thing is to grab

someone else and do

something that you are

interested in, whether it’s

basketball, tennis, walking or

swimming. Find someone to

share this with because they

can keep you accountable. We

can sometimes be our own

worst enemy and not want to

do something.”

-Bobby Masocol, MD, sports

medicine and family medicine

physician at Kaiser Permanente

Elk Grove Promenade Medical


48 | September 2019

Active At Any Age

Rick Graffis, 64, has been working out at THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness

in Roseville for four years. He has been an active person his whole life,

beginning in high school. His current favorite workouts are cardio

kickboxing and weight training, both of which he does at THE

STUDIO. We asked Graffis a few fitness questions to get to know

how and why he’s managed to stay active later in life.

Boomer: How often do you work out?

Rick: Five to six times per week.

Boomer: What do you enjoy about

working out?

Rick: In addition to the physical

benefits of working out, I enjoy the

camaraderie of exercising with a


Boomer: Have you ever

taken a break from exercising

regularly? If so, why? And

what inspired you to come

back to it?

Rick: I have taken a couple

of breaks from regular exercise

due to injuries. I really missed the

consistent activity and challenge of

exercise so I was anxious to return as

soon as I was physically able.

Boomer: Do you prefer working out

alone or with a group?

Rick: I prefer working out in a group

class setting. I get a much more

intense workout with someone else

teaching or coaching me than I would

[if I was] alone.

Boomer: How do you keep up with

your workout routine when you’re


Rick: Working out while traveling can

be challenging, but [I] usually [find]

alternative facilities.

Boomer: What are your preferred preand

post-workout snacks?

Rick: “I usually have a banana preworkout,

and a salad or whole-grain

cereal following [my workout].”

Boomer: What’s your favorite

indulgent meal or treat?

Rick: Steak or a really good


Boomer: Do you prefer working out

indoors or outdoors?

Rick: I do go for an occasional bike

ride, but otherwise I prefer working

out indoors.

Boomer: Do you have any fitness tips?

Rick: The only fitness tip I have is to

try to be consistent. Even a shorterthan-normal

workout is better than

doing nothing.

Rick with THE STUDIO

owner Amitis Pouraruan

September 2019 | 49

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Prague to Paris


It’s never a bad time to plan adventures to places both near

and far. If you’re seeking something off the beaten travel path,

something a little outside the norm, we have the vacation for you.

Photo courtesy of Viking River Cruises.

September 2019 | 51

52 | September 2019

Photos courtesy of Viking River Cruises.

Think iconic rivers, luminous ports,

culturally and historically significant

cities, legendary Rieslings, and

mouthwatering cuisine. Now, connect

the dots and imagine seeing all the

above with your partner or family for

the first time together (or, if you’ve

conquered Europe before, seeing them

in a completely new way).

While the typical ocean cruise carries

thousands of passengers, Viking River

Cruises is not your typical seafaring

experience. Their European ships have

fewer than 200 passengers, making

for an intimate, luxurious, all-inclusive

journey that begins the moment you

step on board.

This particular trip, the 12-day “Cities

of Light” voyage, starts in Prague—one

of Eastern Europe’s great cities—a

young, clean, vibrant metropolis

with architecture to spin your head,

restaurants that satisfy every foodie,

and unforgettable sights and history.

A couple days exploring the city while

staying at a first-class hotel is the

perfect prescription to overcome a little

jet lag.

After traveling to the Bavarian city

of Nuremberg and touring the ruins

of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade

grounds of the 1930s, and the Palace

of Justice, the venerable vestige of the

Nuremberg Trials—you’ll take a short

bus ride to Bamberg, Germany, where

you can enjoy a short walking tour, rich

in history. And, yes, a sampling of their

rauchbier (smoked beer) that the city is

known for.


CRUISE NAME: Cities of

Light (Prague to Paris or

Paris to Prague)

LENGTH: 12 days


Czech Republic, Germany,

Luxembourg, and France

PRICE: $3,299+


One complimentary

shore excursion in

every port of call; Wi-Fi;

visits to UNESCO sites;

enrichment lectures and

destination performances;

beer, wine, and soft drinks

with onboard lunch and

dinner; 24-hour specialty

coffees, teas, and bottled

water; port taxes and

fees; ground transfers

with Viking Air purchase


DATES: April 8, May 6,

May 27, June 17, July

15, July 29, August 12,

September 2, September

30, October 28

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Next, it’s time to board your boat.

Traveling rivers is much like, well,

skimming glass. In fact, it’s so smooth

a ride that you’ll wonder if you’re

moving half the time.

Immediately upon entering the

ship, you’ll feel like a queen. Luxury

appointments at every turn and

a surprising, welcome feel of

autonomy. After checking into your

stateroom, enjoy a glass of wine

on the top deck before your first

culinary experience on board.

While typical cruise ship cuisine

might best be compared to dining

at a quality chain restaurant, midday

meals on Viking are more akin to a

finer country club (sans the clacking

of golf shoes). What’s more, service

is impeccable and plentiful, but not

overbearing. Dinner is intimate and

elegant, and both lunch and dinner

offer specially selected wines and

beers to pair with your meal. The

best part? The aforementioned adult

beverages are included in the cruise’s

cost. So, go ahead, enjoy a glass of

wine with lunch—you’re on vacation!

Like all of Europe, history abounds,

and the tours and excursions offered

on Viking are plentiful, fun, leisurely,

and totally at your discretion. If you’d

rather relax onboard one day? Go

right ahead. With the ship almost

empty for hours, it may be just the

R&R that the doctor ordered.

Each day, Viking Daily is available in

the lobby—a publication detailing

the day’s weather, excursions, things

to see and do in the towns you’ll

be visiting, and a brief history on

them. Once docked, Viking’s local

tour guides are knowledgeable

and entertaining, though certain

days might call for independent

exploration at your own pace.

The cruise portion ends after

being on board for six nights and

visiting the aforementioned cities

plus Würzburg, Heidelberg, Mainz,

Cochem, Bernkastel, and Trier (all in

Germany). Unlike departures from

big cruise ships—where the crew

works to maintain order and safety—

this departure has the air of friends

and family saying “goodbye for now.”

After disembarking, travel to

Luxembourg where, at the

Luxembourg American Cemetery,

you can pay homage to the

thousands of soldiers who lost their

lives during the World War II Battle

of the Bulge. A few hours in a luxury

motor coach finds you in Paris: The

City of Light. Being the last leg of the

trip with Viking, they’re there to make

the transition from ship to hotel as

seamless and relaxing as possible.

Wind down by taking in the sights

of this beautiful city. Strolling the

streets, enjoying a glass of wine at a

street-side café, and discovering the

most delicious croque monsieur on

the planet (go to Le Petit Cler—you

will not regret it!) is simply divine.

As the final morning of your

trip arrives, the Viking ground

crew—stationed at your hotel—

ensure another smooth departure;

facilitating each passenger’s travel

needs as they head home.

Think beyond the beach. A Viking

River Cruise is bound to make for an

adventurous trip this coming year.

Photos courtesy of Viking River Cruises.

54 | September 2019


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Menu Items

By Tara Mendanha

Fancy a covert mission? We do, which is why we went undercover to uncover the following secret and

off-menu items. Go now, on your own mission to sample these delicacies—no codenames, disguises, or

secret handshakes required. In no particular order…

It’s no secret that Roseville’s

La Provence is constantly

on its toes when it comes

to drumming up new and

interesting French-inspired

dishes. Currently—along

with many other indulgent


serving up sous vide Baby

Octopus with Grilled

Chorizo accompanied by

marbled potatoes, a chorizo

and chili oil, and a delightful

preserved lemon aioli.

It’s fine dining at its best.

St-roll into

Folsom’s Hisui

Sushi and ask for The

Yost Roll. It’s the

ultimate palette

pleaser. Shrimp

tempura, spicy tuna,

crab, fried asparagus,

avocado, and fresh

ahi tuna make up

this compact feast.

But wait—there’s

more! It also boasts

mushrooms, jalapeños,

tobiko, spicy garlic

aioli, and unagi sauce.

Doesn’t that sound

like one satisfying

mouthful? hisuisushi.


Citrus Toro is an über delicious chef’s

special that’s available at Mikuni in

Fair Oaks. Fans of citrus will lap up

this special creation of white tuna toro

sashimi smeared with garlic, garnished

with orange slices, green onions, and

chili powder before being delicately

finished with a ponzu and miso

dressing. Talk about a feast for the


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56 | September 2019

Canon in Sacramento takes their libations to a whole

other level. Once you’ve made your way through their

eclectic cocktail menu, ask for the Factory Sour. This

robust and tropical concoction was inspired by the

Trinidad Sour and is a heady mix of Cynar, Smith & Cross

Jamaican Rum, lime, orgeat syrup, and Maraschino liqueur

presented in vintage crystal—just to be fancy. Sit by the

fire pit on Canon’s newly renovated patio and slowly savor


Visconti’s Ristorante in Folsom has

mastered the meatball and you,

lucky diner, can add it to any

menu item or as a side option to

any dish. What many don’t know

about their Baked Meatballs is that

they’re twice baked, which includes

being topped with parmesan and

mozzarella cheese before being

baked in the oven until sinfully

melty. Have them in a sandwich, with

spaghetti or plain, in all their delicious


At Sacramento’s

Hook & Ladder, a hit

amongst diners in the

know is the Hawaiian

Pizza. Everything is

made in house, down

to the dough. The

pizza features coppa,

fresh mozzarella,

tomato, pineapple,

and pickled Fresno

peppers. And because

variety is the spice

of life, the chefs will

sometimes rotate

in other meats onto

this already perfect

pizza, all from their

assortment of inhouse

charcuterie. You

know what that

means? You’ll have to

go back again, and

again…and again.



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Sushi aficionados at Kru, Sacramento, enjoy adding

decadent toppings to their nigiri. A popular combo is

their Wagyu Beef Nigiri, featuring wagyu beef from

Kagoshima, Japan, with shaved Italian summer black

truffles (Kru’s selection of truffles varies throughout the

year and is sourced from Oregon, Italy, Australia, and

France). Frequent diners also enjoy adding quail egg

onto the nigiri, caviar onto Uni Panna Cotta, and shaved

truffle onto Shiro Maguro Toro and Bluefin Toro. What a

wonderful world we live in!

September 2019 | 57

In their quest for

perfection, Sienna

(El Dorado Hills and

Roseville) has deftly

crafted a Blackened

Salmon entrée that’s

all kinds of wonderful.

Served with rainbow

quinoa, heirloom cherry

tomatoes, English

cucumbers, torn basil,

goat cheese, and

toasted almonds, this

bright and beautiful

medley is tossed

in an intoxicating


vinaigrette. Clean,

fresh flavors await

you at Sienna.

Pining for penne? Just ask for the Penne Toscana the

next time you visit Vaiano Tratorria in Granite Bay. This

comfort food favorite takes shape with the browning of

crumbled sausage and the addition of red onions and red

wine, following a generous helping of homemade meat

sauce that’s ultimately tossed with some toothsome

penne and fresh spinach. Don’t know about you, but we’re


We know you love everything about

Sellands Market Café in Sacramento and El

Dorado Hills, but have you come to know

and love the Owen Pizza? Named after

co-owner, Josh Nelson’s son, this savory

pie is anything but boring. You’ll find that

béchamel sauce, mac and cheese, bacon,

and jalapeños go pleasantly well together. If

you’ve got young ones tagging along, they’ll

be equally pleased with the kids’ version, too

(sans jalapeños and bacon).

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58 | September 2019

it’s more than a membership

it’s a way of life

At Spare Time Sports Clubs we offer something far greater than

membership to an exceptional sports club. We offer you and

your family a life enhanced.

Spare Time Sports Clubs

Still the best part of your day

Broadstone Sports Club

Folsom • (916) 983-9180

El Dorado Hills Sports Club

El Dorado Hills • (916) 933-4929

Gold River Sports Club

Gold River • (916) 638-7004

Johnson Ranch Sports Club

Roseville • (916) 782-2600

For current membership specials

please visit us at

Plus 4 other area locations

Amenities vary by location




Starbread // I’ve just taken my carb game to a whole new level, thanks to Starbread. If you haven’t been to this authentic

Filipino bakery yet, you must go ASAP. They bake everything fresh daily and when you order their heavenly Señorita Bread (also

known as Spanish bread in the Philippines), it’s given to you hot out of the oven. It’s also the most amazing thing you’ll eat that day…

and maybe all week. They’re light and airy, so you feel like you’re not eating a lot; they’re buttery and sweet; and they’re small, so

you can justify eating more than one. I’m not going to tell you how many I ate, but it was (a lot) more than one. Oh, and I went back

the next day and bought more. They serve other tasty treats too, including Filipino donuts (Malasada) that are round balls of dough

filled with Nutella, dulce de leche, or Bavarian cream. I highly recommend all of them. Next time, I plan to try Puto (steamed rice

muffins), Pandesal (dinner rolls), and Siopao (Filipino steamed meat bun)—with a side of señorita bread, naturally. Starbread says

they’re the “Home of the Señorita Bread,” but there’s actually a new home for them: in my belly. 1251 Baseline Road, Suite 130, Roseville,

916-771-0372; 6127 Mack Road, Sacramento, 916-427-8598,

. photo by DANTE FONTANA

60 | September 2019


Harris Center Member “Little

Black Dress!” Wine Reception

Harris Center, Folsom

August 2

The Harris Center held a wine reception

for all members attending the August

2, 7:30 p.m. showing of Little Black

Dress!. Members were asked to wear

their little black dress to the reception,

and E16 Winery donated and poured


1 3

2 4

Photos by Cherrie May Masangya

1. Barbara Helmey, Mary Lagomarsino, Dodie

Samuels, Karen Bookey, and Margie Weidert

2. Kathleen Leavitt, Judy Collinsworth, Robin

Fryer, and Susan Brackenhoff

3. LeAnn Robinson and Arlene Cameron

4. Milton Burk, Amanda Johnson, Patrice

Gau-Johnson, Kathy Cunningham, and Anne


5. Melanie Vance and Marlyn Pino-Jones

6. Oli and Mary Bohlman

7. Betty and Brian Neil



6 7

Tequila Mockingbird 2019

Martha Riley Community Library, Roseville

June 14

The Friends of the Roseville Public

Library held their third annual literarythemed

cocktail contest benefiting

the Roseville Public Library's Summer

Reading Program. Guests enjoyed

cocktails created and served by local

businesses, played games, and enjoyed

delicious appetizers and desserts.

Photos by Sarah Lily Photography

1. Rachelle and Geoff Goolsby

2. Winner of "Best Cocktail" McCoy Fatula

3. Valerie Gross

4. Jared Campbell and Luke Noland



3 4

62 | September 2019

Historic Folsom Hometown


Sutter Street, Folsom

June 29

Folsom was abuzz with locals from

Scott Street to Reading Street enjoying

some good, old-fashioned fun. The

parade featured 50 entries including

local businesses, organizations, police

and fire departments, animals, and

more, in preparation for the Folsom Pro


Photos by Tom Paniagua and Judy Collinsworth

Great American Triathlon

American River Parkway

July 20

The inaugural event attracted over

1,500 entrants, volunteers, and

spectators in this updated athletic

competition formerly known as

“World’s Oldest Triathlon.” Participants

aged 9 to 82 years ran 5.82 miles,

cycled 12.5 miles, and paddled 6.35

miles along the American River


Photos courtesy of Great American Triathlon

September 2019 | 63

Live on the Boulevard

El Dorado Hills Town Center

June 27

Aeromyth performed at this monthly

concert at the Steven young

Amphitheater hosted by the El Dorado

Hills Town Center which also included

food and drinks from local restaurants

and a raffle.

Photos by Angie Cardena Photography

She Rocks the Trails 10K & 25K


July 6

Female athletes were celebrated

during this eighth annual, worldwide

event. For the past eight years, She

Rocks the Trails has been one of the

most respected races in the U.S. for its

efforts to inspire, engage, and educate

women all over the world.

Photos by Facchino Photography

64 | September 2019

Children’s Dental Orthodontics Endodontics

Brain Food

A Custom Crossword by Gail Marie Beckman


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1. Carriage of the body

5. Find your why…your _______

9. Seattle state (abbr)

10. Add protein to any ____ with quinoa,

wild rice, or nuts

12. Apiece (abbr)

13. Chinese martial art form (2 wds)

15. It's a good ____ to keep a food and

workout journal

16. Strive to win a competition

18. Degree of movement

20. Short for manuscript or Master of


21. “What's up, ___?”

22. Spelling follower

23. Soak in salts, perhaps?

24. Calm down…count to ___

26. You are what you ___!

28. British thank you

29. Years young

31. Comes after bench, or before pass

34. That girl

36. What wrap and awry have in common

37. Just say ___ to processed foods

39. Keep _____ of your steps

40. Be sure to _____ yourself the recovery

time you need

41. Dock

42. Certain word ending

43. Not feminine (abbr)

44. And so on, shortened

47. Falls between D and G

49. Utmost; absolute (abbr)

50. Particular precipitation

52. Waist increments to rid of

55. Be certain to _______ colorful fruit

and vegetables daily

56. Remote control, shortened

57. Grounding, or walking barefoot

outdoors, connects you to ______

59. Improve your ___ health with foods

that aid digestion

61. Each and every

62. Between la and do

63. ___ it, or lose it!

64. Keep out of the house, such as cookies

and chips

65. Half a laugh

67. Performed

69. Household ______ keep you moving,

so get up and clean something

70. System of stretching and balance

71. Mixing up your workouts, or _____

training, helps avoid injuries from

repetitive motion


1. Be _______ with yourself, as you know it

doesn't happen overnight

2. Water workout

3. Tic, ___, toe

4. Quietly contemplate and reflect

5. ____ your favorite tunes to get

you moving

6. Improve your balance using ________


7. Pittsburgh state (abbr)

8. Rethink your idea of ________

10. Between re and fa

11. Precedes IOU

14. Get a _____, or volunteer, to have more

things to be passionate about

16. Find new workout ______ online

17. Get your eight hours of _____

19. Such as (abbr)

20. Need for 70 across

25. Before dawn, perhaps

27. Use ________ expression, such

as dance, to create a happier workout

30. If it hurts stop. Let your body

tell you when you've had ______

32. Warm up with lots of this

33. Jr's Dad

35. Change starts at ____

36. Best low-impact exercise

38. Utterance of pain

41. Workout partner?

43. Zone in on your back _______

45. Core-strengthening move

46. Make it as plant-based as possible

48. Working out with _______

makes you more accountable

51. American Dental Association, for short

53. ___ back on salt and sugar

54. Fix a written item

58. Editing word

60. Grunting noise when lifting weights

62. Chinese word for "right path"

63. "You are" in text talk

64. Next to

66. Cooling syst.

68. Exists

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66 | September 2019

Mom is a social butterfly with a green thumb. When her big garden

and home became too much, we knew exactly what we wanted in

a community: gardens to tend and new friends. Eskaton had it all.

Mom is happy here, and I have peace of mind!



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