April 2018
Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley 
Finding Wellness Newsletter
"Educate Yourself to Advocate for Yourself"
5353 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA 94566                  Main: 925-931-5379      Fax: 925-931-3499


From the The Finding Wellness Team:
Amy, Nancy, Cheryl and Katie
Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley

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Join us for free, fun, interactive, and educational classes that meet weekly.  

To attend a Finding Wellness class series or to learn more, 
give us a call at  925-931-5393 or visit our calendar online at 


Ashland Community Center
1530 167th, San Leandro
TUESDAYS from 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
REMAINING CLASSES:   April 3rd, 10th, 17th

Strobridge Court Apartments
21000 Wilbeam Ave., Castro Valley
WEDNESDAYS from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

Kottinger Gardens
240 Kottinger, Pleasanton
TUESDAYS from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Avelina Apartments
221 Bryant Terrace, Fremont
WEDNESDAYS from 10:00 am - 11:15 am 
REMAINING CLASSES:  April  4th, 11th, 18th



Vandenburgh Villa
3333 Gardella Plaza, Livermore
THURSDAYS from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
April 12, 26, May 3, 10 
(no class April 19th)

Kottinger Gardens
240 Kottinger, Pleasanton
MONDAYS from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
May 7, 14, 21 June 4, 11
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Food for Thought...from Katie!

If Cooking Spray Is Made With Oil, How Can It Be Fat Free?

Oil is always the first ingredient listed on the nutrition label, so why do cooking spray labels say they contains zero calories and zero fat?  Because  FDA guidelines state that if any product contains less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving, the listed fat content is rounded down to 0 grams.   Since the serving size for most cooking sprays is a 1/3 second spray (which is equivalent to .25 grams of fat), the fat content is 0.  So now you may ask...how many calories and fat are you actually consuming if you spray for longer than 1/3 of a second?   Most of us spray for at least three to six times as long.  A 2 second spray has about 14 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.  Again, not huge numbers, but 2 seconds is still awfully short.  Odds are that a lot of us spray our pans a bit longer.

An Alternative?
We're not talking about lots of added fat and calories.  But don't be tricked into thinking that there are no calories or fat grams being added when you spray away.  Since nonstick cooking spray is not calorie or fat free, be wary of drenching your pans and skillets if you're trying to avoid too much added fat.  As you're spritzing, count the seconds.  If the length and number of your spritzes are in danger of cranking up the fat and calorie count, either cut back on the spray or consider using a small amount of oil on a paper towel to coat your pan.  Using one teaspoon of olive oil adds 4.5 grams of fat and 40 calories and you'll avoid the additives and propellant found in the spray.

Katie is Senior Support's Healthy Lifestyles Program Nutrition Educator

Alcohol-Free Weekend

An integral part of the  National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of April to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days. This year, those dates are April 6-8.  Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact local NCADD affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms.  You can also contact Senior Support's counselor Michele Moore by calling 925-918-0868 for more information or referrals.

The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about the details of its working. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle. Here are a few facts about your body that will leave you stunned.

1.  During your lifetime , you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

2.  By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

3.  Sneezes  regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

4.  The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

5.  By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

6.  It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.


It's amazing that drinking water could help with the above symptoms!  

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Here are a few local take-back events coming up in our local area: 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
San Lorenzo Earth Day Event
377 Paseo Grande 
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018
WHHS "Let's Go Green Together"
2500 Mowry Ave,   Fremont
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Pleasanton Fairgrounds 
4501 Pleasanton Ave
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

To learn more, click here

Thank you for being a participant in our Finding Wellness Program! 
The Finding Wellness Team

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