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    Fun & Useless Trivia! from the 70’s and 80’s

    Find Love Online Do your homework and enlist your friends

    Boomers & Technology Baby Boomers just as addicted to technology as Millennials

    Activities to do with Grandchildren

    Fun & Useless Trivia! from the 70’s and 80’s

    Find Love Online Do your homework and enlist your friends

    Boomers & Technology Baby Boomers just as addicted to technology as Millennials

    Activities to do with Grandchildren

  • 2 Fall Senior Lifestyles 2017 Kern Valley Sun ©2017

    Editorial Team NewsUSA

    There are two things that older adults have in spades these days: time and knowledge. And both make them the perfect match for volunteering.

    By giving back as little as two hours a week, or about 96 hours a year, older adults are discovering how to keep their lives active and healthy.

    Research shows that seniors who volunteer can combat depression, stave off chronic pain, and boost brain power. In short, volunteering can promote longevity.

    Still need another reason to get out and volunteer? With the number of volunteers age 65 and older expected to double in a few years, chances are you’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

    “Volunteering gave me a reason to get up in the morning and stimulated my brain as I learned about topics and

    issues that were completely unfamiliar to me,” says one volunteer.

    To help educate older adults about the benefits of volunteering, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) launched a public education cam- paign to raise awareness of the issue and to prompt older adults to take action. The centerpiece of the campaign is a publication, “Doing Good Is Good for You: Volunteer!”

    This brochure provides you with a Self-Assessment Checklist that can help you evaluate the range of issues and activities that you may find most inter- esting in a volunteer setting.

    For example, are you interested in animals, politics, or art?

    Do you enjoy activities such as gar- dening, tutoring, or counseling?

    The Checklist gives you dozens of options.

    One prospective volunteer who com- pleted a checklist of his interests was a lifelong musician. He checked “arts

    and culture” as a favorite and said he loved teaching others. When the local volunteer coordinator signed him up, she had no idea that his instrument of choice was a ukulele. Two years later, his lessons have become so popular, he’s teaching in two senior centers to packed classes.

    The point is, there’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone, and it can be found with the simple click of a mouse.

    For more information on volunteer- ing, and to download your free copy of the brochure and other resources, visit www.n4a.org and find the “Volunteer Resource Center” under n4a Initiatives.

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    Seniors Find That Doing Good is Good for You

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    About the Cover Photo of the grove of aspens by the Ponderosa

    Lodge and Quaken Aspen Campground. In October 15, 2016.

    It is quite a beautiful sight to behold. You can ven- ture up Mtn Hwy 99 to see them for yourself around the beginning of October.

    Designed by: Sarah Rooffener Photo credit: Sarah Rooffener

    About the Cover .......................................2 Seniors Doing Good ................................2 Trivia .........................................................4 Aging with Optimism ...............................5 Boomers and Technology .......................6

    Understanding Faces of Medicine .........7 Find Love Online .....................................8 Activities with Kids ................................ 11

    KV Sun Staff Publisher ............................... Marsha Smith General Manager ..................Natalie Brown Managing Editor .......................Ashley Loza Editor ................................Shannon Rapose Classified Manager ............Christina Denys Production Lead ................Sarah Rooffener Advertising Sales ................... Michele Lynn Advertising Sales ...................Tam Hartman Sports Editor ............................ Ray Conner Circulation ............................Steve Rinehart

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  • Useless Facts, Laws, Warnings and Signs Trivia

    1. What is the most common nursery rhyme name?

    a. Jack b. Jill c. Tim

    2. Who gets the hiccups the most? a. Kids b. Women c. Men d. Teenagers

    3. What are the odds of a mother having twins?

    a. 1 out of 90 b. 90 to 1 c. 1 out of 50

    4. Where is the heart located in a shrimp?

    a. Head b. Chest c. Arms

    5. What does a sign say at the Univer- sity of North Texas?

    a. Don’t put buttered bread in a toaster b. Don’t read this sign c. Byecome

    6. What state is this law from “It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.”?

    a. Alabama b. Alaska c. Utah

    7. What day has the most collect calls? a. Mothers day b. Fathers day c. Christmas

    8. What state has this law, “Elementary schools may not host poker tournaments.”?

    a. California b. Utah c. Florida

    Seventies Pop Culture Trivia

    1. Leif Garrett’s sister Dawn Lyn was a regular on what television show?

    a. “Family Affair” b. “My Three Sons” c. “Bewitched” d. “Bridget Loves Bernie”

    2. What pop singer was once known as “The Man of A Thousand Glasses”?

    a. Rod Stewart b. Jim Croce c. Elton John d. John Denver

    3. What state did Mary Ann of “Gilli- gan’s Island” call home?

    a. Kansas b. Iowa c. Nebraska d. Colorado

    4. “Good Times” was a spinoff of what two television series?

    a. “Maude” and “The Jefferson’s” b. “The Jefferson’s” and “All In the

    Family” c. “Maude” and “All In the Family” d. “Happy Days” and “Laverne and

    Shirley”

    5. Name the singer of “Midnight At the Oasis.”?

    a. Maria Muldaur b. Donna Summer c. Gloria Gaynor d. Minnie Ripperton

    6. Who won the men’s decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics?

    a. Bruce Boxleitner b. Bruce Jennings c. Bruce Jenner d. Bruce Lee

    7. What Olympic figure skating med- alist made her wedge haircut famous?

    a. Peggy Fleming b. Dorothy Hamill c. Rozlyn Sumner d. Katerina Witt

    8. “Police Woman” starred who? a. Lindsay Wagner b. Angela Lansbury c. Farrah Fawcett d. Angie Dickinson

    9. Patricia Hearst was abducted by what organization?

    a. The PLO b. The KGB c. The SLA d. The PTA

    10. Name the singing group that per- formed “SOS”?

    a. The Electric Light Orchestra b. ABBA c. Supertramp d. The Bay City Rollers

    Eighties Trivia 1. Who was the lead singer of The Police?

    a. Sting b. Robert Smith c. Billy Joe d. Dickey Barrett

    2. Which is NOT a song by The Po- lice?

    a. Every little thing she does is magic b. King of pain c. Do do do da da da d. The impression that I get

    3. Which movie was not made in the 80’s?

    a. The Breakfast Club b. Revenge of the Nerds c. Ferris Buillers Day Off d. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope

    4. Hot Shot was one of the names of the origonal Transformers?

    True False

    5. W