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Spaghetti dinner to benefit Ramona Senior Center Nutrition Program

An All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held in Ramona Senior Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 6 p.m.
The meal will include spaghetti with or without meat sauce and salad. Iced tea and water also will be served.
Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets available at the center.
Proceeds will benefit the senior center, which provides meals and activities for those aged 60 and older in Ramona and nearby communities.

Ramona Senior Activity Center

Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

Ramona Senior Activity Center

Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

Grandmother earns medals in Triple Crown half marathons

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Describing herself as “very, very poorly coordinated,” adding with a chuckle, “ask my granddaughters,” Kathy Carpenter has finally found a sport in which she can excel.

The 71-year-old Ramonan has been running half marathons and just completed the Triple Crown — a trio of half marathons in San Diego County. She took first place among women in the 70-74 age division for each race.

“I’m just having fun,” Carpenter said.

Medical examiner revises cause of missing man’s death

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In an amended autopsy report, the county medical examiner has determined that Carl Salayer, the 67-year-old Ramona man whose body was found off Chablis Road in June, most likely died from environmental exposure with Parkinson’s disease and Brugada syndrome as contributing factors.

The original report attributed methamphetamine intoxication as the main cause of death. However, in a follow-up investigation the medical examiner’s office said it learned that Salayer was prescribed selegiline, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s.

86-year-old golfer amazes with tournament performance

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The results from this year’s San Vicente Men’s Senior Golf Club Championship will likely be the topic of Par Lounge conversation for many years.

For the second year Barry Barefoot was the overall low gross champion, but the buzz this year was from the performance of the overall low net champion, Galen Bowman.

Bowman is 86 years old, and known to be a perfect gentleman, a fixture on the golf course, and Mr. Baseball at Ramona High School.

Ramona Senior Center

Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.
Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.
Menu
Thursday, Aug. 14: Tuna salad on lettuce, carrot sticks, cottage cheese, tropical fruit.
Friday, Aug. 15: Birthday luau lunch of kalua pork, thin cut green beans, sweet rolls, pineapple rice, pineapple upside down cake.
Monday, Aug. 18: Chicken patties and gravy, ambrosia, California vegetables, mashed potatoes.
Tuesday, Aug. 19: Chili with meat, cheese and onions, cornbread, salad, fruited Jello.
Wednesday, Aug. 20: Pasta crab salad, carrot raisin salad, crackers, grapes.
Activities
Exercise classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.
Walking group: Tuesdays, 8 a.m.
Yoga: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Bingo: Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Pinochle: Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.
Pokeno: Friday, 1 p.m.
Bridge: Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.
More information about the center is at 760-789-0440, at ramonaseniorcenter.com and on Facebook.

What Medicare does (and doesn’t) cover

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Medicare helps pay for a variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t included.

Services are covered either under Medicare Part A or Part B. If you have both Part A and Part B, you can get many Medicare‑covered services whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare health plan.

Former crane operator, cantor who helped establish Etz Chaim congregation turns 100 this fall

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Operating heavy equipment during the week and singing at a Jewish congregation on the weekends proved to be an unusually harmonious combination for Albert Wollner, who will turn 100 this fall.

“He worked outdoors for his job,” said his son, Shaun Wollner, 68. “But he’d come home every night and practice singing.”

Albert and his late wife, Marcia, moved to Ramona in 1976.

Life is full of surprises— at any age

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Estelle Reckling said she never had a surprise In her long life like she had last week.

And there are a lot of years in her life — 100, as of July 6.

To honor her 100th birthday and show appreciation for the many years she has been a propane customer, Pro-Flame of Ramona gathered its employees and surprised Reckling with a birthday party on July 8.

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