May 06, 2010

Senior living options seminar

The La Cañada Thursday Club will present “A Pathway to the Future — a Seminar on Senior Living Options,” from 2 to 4 p.m. May 27 at its clubhouse, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada. The seminar is free of charge and is open to all residents of the foothills.

Seating is limited. Advance reservations are essential and may be made by calling Dotty Greenawalt at (626) 793-5491.

“This topic is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s world. One of the most difficult decisions we all face is when to begin and how to plan for our future or that of a loved one,” said Lorie MacKenzie, vice president and program chair of the Thursday Club. “Our goal with this seminar is to create a forum to aid in the gathering of information and obtaining answers to some important questions we all have on this subject.”


“The landscape for senior living has changed dramatically over the past several years,” said local resident Mary McMullin, a nationally known authority on senior living who will speak to the changes she’s seen in more than 20 years experience working in this field.

The program will include interactive round-table workshops with representatives from local senior living residential communities and other service agencies that can provide seniors assistance in staying in their own homes. Literature on the various senior living options will be available, and afternoon tea will be served.

Local DAR members attend California State Conference

Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, have been busy. In March, members Liz Craven, Elaine La Marr, Beverly Easley, Sally Emerson, Lisa Harley and Marie Jordan attended the 102nd California State Annual Conference held in Irvine as delegates or attendees. The ladies participated in various business sessions, attended the National Defense Luncheon with speaker R. Duke Blackwood, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the 2010 Debutante Presentation.

In April, the Daughters hosted Lt. Col. David Worley and Cadet Joo (Janice) Hoo Park, the Crescenta Valley High School recipient of their 2009 Jr. ROTC award. The award is presented in recognition of academic excellence, dependability, good character, discipline, leadership and patriotism.

At the same meeting, speaker Mary Lewis, of the San Marino Chapter, presented a program on the origins of the names of the first 48 states.

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