YMCA Launches New Balance Classes

YMCA of the Foothills is launching a new program called Fallproof Balance and Mobility, part of the Balance and Thrive Initiative, which aims to help seniors maintain their balance and lead happy, healthy and active lifestyles.
The classes will be offered Fridays 10:45 a.m.-noon at the CCY location, and Fridays 1-2 p.m. at the VHY location. Tuesdays, the class will be held at the Crescenta Valley Methodist Church from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
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GAMC Offers TAVR Presentation

Dr. Amir Rafie will discuss Transcatheter aortic valve replacement on Saturday, Feb. 25. TAVR is a cardiac surgery that enables patients to receive a new heart valve without undergoing open heart surgery.
TAVR emerged as an advanced and proven alternative for patients with severe aortic stenosis who have been deemed inoperable or are at high risk for conventional valve replacement. TAVR is a new kind of technology performed by expertly trained interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, and it’s saving lives.
Rafie is on the TAVR team at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and is ready to share his clinical expertise and answer questions about this new procedure.
Lunch will be provided and is free for Live Well members. A $10 donation is suggested for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. for those who plan to have lunch. The presentation runs from 2-3 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. RSVP by calling (818) 409-8091. For more information, visit AdventistHealth/org/Glendale/LiveWell.

Kiwanis Accepting Nominations for La Cañadan of the Year

Since the early 1950s, the Kiwanis Club has been recognizing an individual as La Cañadan of the Year. It will be selecting an outstanding citizen from the community to be honored. The public is asked to contribute to the process by nominating members of the community who have demonstrated strong evidence of “giving back” and exemplary commitment to the community. Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident and community leader Don Voss was honored last year.
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LCFEF Spring Gala is March 4

Photo by Melissa Kobe / OUTLOOK

Kathy Seuylemezian, Dale Storz, Valerie Aenlle-Rocha and Paris Cohen enjoyed last year’s La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala. This year’s annual fundraiser, with the theme “Moonlight in Morocco,” will be held Saturday evening, March 4, at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington hotel. The event, which supports LCUSD schools, is widely regarded as the premier LCF social event of the year, with nearly 700 guests in attendance. Local resident Deborah Weirick will be honored with the prestigious LCFEF Spirit of Outstanding Service Award for her long-standing commitment to LCUSD schools and the community. For more information, tickets or questions, visit gala.lcfef.org, call (818) 952-4268 or e-mail gala@lcfef.org.

ALF Opens 2017 Hillgren Scholarship Applications

The Assistance League of Flintridge said it is now accepting applications for the Mary Ellen Hillgren Memorial Scholarship. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded annually to La Cañada High School seniors who will be attending a four-year college or university in the fall.
The applications are available on the ALF website at: ALFlintridge.org.
In addition to the application, students are asked to submit an unofficial transcript and a 300-word essay describing how their activities outside of school have helped build their character. The deadline for submitting applications is April 3. The scholarships will be presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony at La Cañada High School.
The scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Hillgren, who served as president of ALF as well as two years as president of National Assistance League. Hillgren was an advocate for the public school system and wanted to encourage students who demonstrated exceptional interest in extracurricular activities and community service, as well as academic achievement.
Applications must be returned to Hillgren Scholarship Committee, Assistance League of Flintridge, at 4607 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada, CA 91011.
For more information, contact Margot Simpson at (818) 790-1328.

Garcetti Makes Appearance

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) was hosted by Sir Michael’s Party Rentals owner Michael Nogueira and his wife Eugenie at their home for a special campaign event in preparation for the upcoming mayoral election. Garcetti was recently endorsed by President Barack Obama, who said “Eric is my friend, loyal ally and visionary mayor of Los Angeles.”

Lanterman House to Host Ragtime Tea Dance March 12

Couples wear old-fashioned dress at a past Ragtime Tea Dance.

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host its annual Ragtime Tea Dance on March 12 from 12-5 p.m. in the Lanterman House Ballroom, featuring musicians Ian Whitcomb, Sheila-Murphy Nelson and more.
The dance class, taught by Regina Whitcomb and Christopher Miller, will be held from noon-1 p.m. The dancing and tea will take place from 1-5 p.m. A full afternoon tea will be provided by the Locke Noble Tea Co.
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Obituary: Bruce Phillip Graham

Sept. 21, 1952-Jan. 20, 2017

It is with tremendous grief, tempered by compassion and understanding, that we share news of the passing of our father, brother, uncle and friend, Bruce Phillip Graham. On Jan. 20, 2017, after a two-year battle to recover from traumatic injuries sustained in a ladder fall at his home, enduring severe, unrelenting and ultimately unbearable pain, Bruce made the agonizing and tragic decision to end his ordeal. For a more detailed explanation of Bruce’s accident and its consequences, this column tells his story: https://goo.gl/g0BcUK.
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