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Whether we carry a $300 or a $30 wallet/handbag….the amount of money inside is the same.
Whether we drink a bottle of $30 wine or a $3 bottle of wine….. the hangover is the same.
Whether the house we live in is 3,000 sq ft or 300 sq ft….. the loneliness is the same.
Whether you fly first class or economy class, if the plane goes down….. you go down with it.
If you just want to walk fast, walk alone…..but if you want to walk far, walk together.
Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have buddies, friends, brothers and sisters who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, sing songs with, that is true happiness.
Hopefully, one day you will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
VASONA VIBRATIONS – FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – EVERY SAT & SUN 5-7PM JUNE THRU JULY
Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
June 11 – David Correa and Cascada (Latin guitar world fusion)
June 18 – Top Shelf Big Band (big band jazz)
June 25 – The Klezmakers (7 piece klezmer band, Easter European dances, traditional Israeli folk, and more
July 2 – 10th Avenue Band (Dixieland)
July 9 – Andre Thierry (Grammy nominated, alternative Creole sounds)
July 16 – Sherry Austin with Henhouse (gritty folk with a bit of twang)
July 23 – Scott T. Miller & The Acoustic Porkchop Band (roots music, jump blues, country)
July 30 – Little Jonny and Ake Kumar (foot-tappin’ upliftin’ Delta, country & Louisiana blues)
DOWNTOWN CAMPBELL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT CIVIC CENTER) – EVERY THURSDAY 6:30-8:30
June 23 – The Jesse Charles Band (40’s+ Dance Band)
June 30 – Cocktail Monkeys (Rock • Pop • Disco • R&B)
July 7 – The Hitmen (60s, 70s, & 80s)
July 14 – The Megatones (Rock)
July 21 – The Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
July 28 – Daze on the Green (Rock)
August 4 – Sage (Rock and Country Dance Band)
August 11 – The Crocodiles (Rock)
LOS GATOS MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES – EVERY SUNDAY 5-7 PM THRU AUGUST
Civic Center, 110 E. Main Street between Pageant and Villa), Los Gatos
June 19 – Mustache Harbor (vintage soft rock)
June 26 – Entourage (today’s favorites and yesterday’s classics)
July 3 – Livewire (high energy dance covers)
July 10 – Hootennany (acoustic Pop/Rock Gems)
July 17 – Pop Rocks (ultimate current hits and classics)
July 24 – MIP All Stars (gourmet musical extravaganza with musicians from various bands)
July 31 – Extra Large (Upbeat Funk/Latin/Reggae)
August 7 – The Purple Ones (10 Piece Tribute to Prince)
August 21 – The Hitmen (Funk Soul, Disco)
August 28 – Pop Fiction (Bay Area party band favorites)
Sept 3 – The Los Gatos Park Dance with two bands (5:30-9:30pm Oak Meadow Park)
SANTA CLARA Concerts in the Park June – August
Central Park Pavilion, 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara
June 24 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. The House Rockers (R&B, Rock, Blues and Soul)
July 8 – 6:30-8 p.m. Rebel Yell Band (Greatest Pop Hits)
July 22 – 6:30-8 p.m. Orquesta Latin Heat (Salsa Band)
August 5 – 7-9 p.m. The Hitmen (Funk, Soul, Disco)
(Concert is at Franklin Square – Homestead Rd. & Monroe St.)
August 19 – 6:30-8 p.m. The Usual Suspects (High Energy Rock)
Cool message by a wife: Dear Mother-in-law,
Don’t teach me how to handle my children; I’m living with one of yours and he needs a lot of improvement.
A lady to doctor: My husband has a habit of talking in his sleep! What should I give him to cure it?
Doctor: Give him an opportunity to speak when he is awake.
(from the Harvard Health Letter)
If you do volunteer work, whether it’s at a school, soup kitchen, or senior center, perhaps you’ve experienced the emotional rewards of donating your time. What you might not realize, however, is that volunteering may offer some added advantages for your heart. “There’s a growing body of research showing that volunteering is associated with better physical and mental health outcomes,” says Eric S. Kim, a research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A study he co-authored, published in Social Science and Medicine earlier this year, found that volunteers were more likely to use preventive health care services. For instance, people who volunteered were 47% more likely to get cholesterol checks and 30% more likely to get flu shots than those who didn’t volunteer. (An annual flu shot appears to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by about one-third over the following year.)
Measurable Gains: The participants were part of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative study launched in 1992 that includes more than 7,100 adults over age 50. Earlier research from the same study found that people who volunteered on a regular basis (at least 200 hours a year) were less likely to develop high blood pressure over a four-year period than non-volunteers. Volunteers also had greater increases in psychological wellbeing and physical activity. Another large, ongoing study of volunteerism, Baltimore Experience Corps Study, has also documented physical, social, and cognitive improvements in volunteers. Begun in 1995 and now operating in multiple cities across the United States, Experience Corps pairs adults ages 50 or older with public school students who struggle with reading. Earlier studies have found that, compared with a control group, Experience Corps volunteers tend to walk more steps, be less depressed, find it easier to do everyday tasks, and have better thinking skills.
Why connection matters: The well-known advantages of greater social connectivity likely play a large role, says Kim. “For example, when you’re more connected to your community, it’s easier to get information on things like how to find the best deals on fresh vegetables, or where to get a free flu shot. People also provide one another emotional support.” Another intriguing potential benefit is that volunteering may give people a greater sense of purpose in life. There are three elements to a sense of purpose: a sense of meaning, a sense of direction, and a goal to strive for, Kim explains. In recent years, research on health and longevity has expanded to focus more on these types of positive emotions. “We know that stress, depression, and anger all have negative effects on the body, especially with regard to the risk of cardiovascular disease,” says Kim. The opposite emotions and mindsets — satisfaction and optimism — are closely linked to (but not necessarily synonymous with) a sense of purpose, he adds. Yet a sense of purpose is associated with better heart health above and beyond the effects of optimism and a positive outlook. In fact, a 2016 report in Psychosomatic Medicine that pooled findings from 10 different studies found that people with a high sense of purpose in life had a lower risk of having a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack or stroke) and of dying from any cause, compared with people who had a lower sense of purpose.
We know it’s only June but it’s time to think about next year. We invite you to be a vital part of our fantastic group by volunteering for a board or committee position. We always welcome new ideas. If you are interested in guiding the chapter, please call one of the members of the Nominating Committee. It will enrich your life. See the article on the below re volunteering!
Due to Congress and the California state legislature being on summer break, our legislative article will be next to non-existent. Something you already know, Social Security beneficiaries won’t get a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) because of low inflation. This will be the third time since 2010 that beneficiaries won’t get a raise. We hope you exercised your right to vote on June 7.
DEADLINE for articles for the Dispatch — First Tuesday each month
E-mail to Marlene Hruby
Snail (US) mail to Dispatch, 2156 Orestes Way, Campbell CA 95008
Executive Board Meeting, Wesley Manor — Second Tuesday each month, 10:00 am
Chapter Meeting, Campbell Community Center, Room Q80 — Third Tuesday each month, 9:30 am
Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos June drawings at three for $1 are:
Effies’ Restaurant ($25)
331 Hacienda Ave, Campbell 408-374-4400
(thanks to Barbara Robinson )
Fantastic Sam’s (Hair Cut and Hilite)
5205 Prospect #140, San Jose 408-865-1167
(thanks to Irene Metzger)
(Thanks to the Howe Family)
May winners were:
French Nails: Carol Barcelos
American Flag: Joy Walsh
Café San Jose: Lin Kao
Campbell Express: Christine Hejmanowski
AARP Tee Shirt: Claudia Schott
See’s Candy: Bob McElligott
Our speaker for June is one of our members, Margaret Schieck. A retired ESL teacher from Mission College, Margaret is currently secretary of the Access Advisors to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the DeYoung and the Legion of Honor) as well as our chapter’s secretary. An Advisors member for the last six years, Margaret is also vice-chair elect. She will inform our group about special programs and upcoming exhibits at the museums.