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This column is intended to give Villagers information to help improve their overall health and wellness. At no time should anything in this column be thought of as an endorsement or referral.

Volume 1, Number 1                                                                                                                                 September 14, 2018

Know your risk of getting shingles and complications

About 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop
shingles during their lifetime. If you've had chickenpox, you

are at risk for shingles. More than 99% of Americans born before 1980 have had chickenpox, even if they don’t remember it.

Your risk of getting shingles and having serious complications increases as you get older.

About 1 in 10 people who get shingles develop nerve pain that lasts for months or years after the rash goes away. This is called postherpetic neuralgia and is the most common complication of shingles.

Shingles may lead to other serious complications involving the eye, including blindness. Very rarely, it can also lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, brain in ammation (encephalitis) or death.

Get the new shingles vaccine if you are 50 or older

Shingrix is more

than 90% effective at preventing shingles and long-term nerve pain.

Know the benefits and the side effects:

Shingrix is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles and long-term nerve pain. You may experience some short-term side effects because Shingrix causes a strong response in your immune system.

After getting Shingrix, most people have a sore arm. Many people have redness and swelling where they got the shot. Many feel tired, have muscle pain, a headache, shivering, favor, stomach pain, or nausea. About 1 in 6 people who are vaccinated experience side effects that prevent them from doing regular activities. The good news is that side effects usually go away after two to three days. Remember that the pain from shingles can last a lifetime and these side effects with Shingrix only last a few days.
Important reminders:?
You may choose to take an over-the- counter pain medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen after getting Shingrix to ease discomfort from side effects.
If you get side effects after the first dose of Shingrix, you should still get the second dose to get the full protection from the vaccine.

Lunch and Learn
Hearing in the 21st Century


ST. PAUL'S MANOR 2635 Second Avenue, San Diego, 92103


California Telephone Access Program
--free specialized phones and accessories for mobile phone; these devises make it easier to hear, dial, and call.

SDSU's Audiology Clinic Director
will discuss new innovations in hearing aid technology as well as tips for accessing the right tools for your needs.

This event includes a free lunch.
Please RSVP by September 24, 2018. For more information, Kelly Lapadula at 1(619) 239-6900.


Shots aren't just for kids!
Flu season is about to start again. Vaccines for adults can prevent serious disease. Ask your doctor about the flu shot that's best for you.
Staying healthy at any age isn't kid stuff!

Scams and Frauds:  What to Look For & How to Protect Yourself


It is estimated that one in five Americans over 65 has been subject to scams or financial fraud, often with disastrous consequences. In 2016, over 16 billion was lost to such schemes in just one year! But the numbers underestimate the true scale of the problems.  AARP estimates that the three most common scams targeting seniors are Medicare cards, jailed grandchildren and IRS imposters.  But other frauds can also steal your happiness, be they early-inheriting kids or self-rewarding brokers.  Certain times of your life, such as retirement or death of a family member, can also make you vulnerable.

Join fellow TVSD members on Wednesday, October 17th, 11:30 am in the VMHOA Clubhouse for a lively discussion with Sue Rutledge, who is an internationally renowned financial expert based in Washington DC. She has advised over thirty countries worldwide on matters of financial-consumer policy.  She will talk about common scams affecting seniors and what you can do to protect yourself.

This is a Lunch & Learn Program – Registration is required!  A fee of $5 per person will cover a lite lunch and drinks.  Pay at the door or in advance to Missy.  Limited space.  Must register no later than Oct.  12, 2018!


Neighborhood Groups

Did you know our cozy little Village is also a collection of seven nieghborhood Groups?  Do you know which group you are in?  Any idea who is also in your group?  Where exactly do these groups start and stop?  Why exactly do we need these groups?

Use the links below to find the answers to all these important questions!  When it comes time for doing what our Village does best, caring for its members, the Neighborhood groups are an important starting point.  It's far more than awesome parties... but they are a part of the deal!

Neighborhood Groups Listing
 Neighborhood Groups Map 

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Recent Events

The numerous Events and Activities conducted by the Village are frequently recorded for posterity by Village Ace photographer Mike Rigdon.

Check out these links to some of the photos he has taken at recent events!

Huntington Library and Gardens 

Patriots Day 

Water Conservation Gardens

2017 Parade of Lights 

Like to see more events from the Not-so-distant Past?

Check out the Recent Events Menu or click this button:  Recent Events

Village Info:

Upcoming General Meetings: 
Monday, October 1,
at 3:00-4:30pm 

Village Board Activity:
Board Reports 

Village Organization:
TVSD Org Chart
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The Village Smiles Dept.
Like a good story?  Try this>>>  Funny Stories  

Like to contribute to Village Smiles?  Send an email to  We'll see if we can work it into the site!

The pharmacist said to a customer:  "Sir, please understand, to buy an anti-depression drug, you need a proper prescription.  Simply showing me a marriage certificate, and wife’s picture is not enough!"

A man who says marriage is a 50-50 proposition doesn't understand two things: 1 - Women, 2 – Fractions 

1   Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2   Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3   There are two theories to arguing with a
      woman. Neither works.
4   Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5   Always drink upstream from the herd.

A bookseller was conducting a market survey, and asked a woman:  "Which book has helped you most in your life?"

The woman replied, "My husband’s check book!!"


Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start  bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their  odometers. Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way.   I've traveled a long way,  and some of the roads weren't paved

When you are dissatisfied and would like to  go back to your youth, think of algebra

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
One of the many things no one tells you  about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.

Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.  Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~   If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

Can’t quite remember one of our shamelessly
plagiarized jokes?  It’s probably in the archive

Village Funnies Archive


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