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     Some good stuff here!   
Not sure how to renew your TVSD membership online?  Excellent directions  HERE
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Have you read our Newsletter lately?
Ever wonder what Villagers do when 
left unsupervised?   

Dues Renewal Cometh

You can't say you weren't warned!


So how do you know if your time has come?  To pay your Annual TVSD dues that is…  EASY!  Just look in the upper left hand corner of this webpage and you should see either “Member Login” or your name.  If you don’t see your name it means you haven’t logged in, and you need to get busy with that.  If for some reason you have forgotten your user name, it’s generally your first initial followed by your last name.  Help with your password is available directly below the login box. If you get stuck on any of this, call the IT team or Admin.

When our special member Mr. John Doe (user name jdoe) did log in, this is what he saw:





In the login box the cute little red symbol indicates annual dues are due. 






Notice that once he is logged in, the red symbol is also displayed next to his name on the home page (arrow pointing thusly).


Once you are logged in, clicking the red symbol will start the dues renewal process, which is quick, easy, painless, informative, and almost fun!  You will probably notice that the process does ask you to update and/or expand on some of the information you provided when you joined.  Please take a few moments to make sure all your information is accurate, especially addresses, phone numbers and email contact.


And since we all know from Bev Sheehan that TVSD is easily the best bargain in all of California, perhaps even on planet earth, the decision to rejoin is a total no-brainer!  So get out your credit card or checkbook, click on the renewal symbol next to your name, and get to renewing right now!

Did someone say HELP?


As a matter of fact, someone did!  Our Incredible Executive Director mentions it several times in his Village Vibes front page article .  Find out if he is more than just a Beatles fan by following the Vibes Quick Link in the top right corner of this page.

Now if it’s help you want instead of help you got,  keep on reading your Vibes because Mr. John Batchelder has taken the time to summarize all kinds of help that is available for local seniors through governmental and other agencies.  That wonderful reference makes a great starting point for finding the right kind of assistance when you need it.

when I was younger so much younger than today, I never needed no one’s help in any way”…   Don’t we all wish that was true again!

 This Just In!Front Desk Position Filled!
We are happy to announce that we have hired a Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist.  Kira Riley is scheduled to begin work on Monday, August 17.  Her hours at the front desk will be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Kira resides in Tierrasanta, graduated with her BA from USD, and is currently in the process of attending classes at USC for a Masters Degree in Gerontology.  She is eager to work in the community that she grew up in, and anxious to meet our members.  She has worked as a volunteer at Elderhelp of San Diego where she assisted their members with grocery shopping, provided support and companionship, and participated in many of their activities.

Please join us in welcoming Kira to our Village Family!  Feel free to drop by the VMC and introduce yourself.

We want to thank all of our volunteers who have helped us to keep the front desk open and functioning during the past 7+ months. You are ALL awesome and we would not have been able to support our members without you during this time.  Please note that we will still need volunteers from 12:30 to 2:30 (2 hours) Monday through Friday beginning August 17.

Village Grasshoppers…


 You may not know all the
questions, but Tai Chi is the answer

Moving for Better Balance improves brain function, builds joyful interactions with others, while massaging the muscles and internal organs in a short, gentle, co- ordinated sequence. Join us at any stage for a low impact workout that will improve your mental, emotional, and physical health!
Free Classes at the Villa Monterey Clubhouse (VMC)  are on-going and reset at the beginning of each month. Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-11am. Primarily for those who are 60+ but all are welcome.
These gatherings are sponsored by the County of San Diego Independent and Ageing Services

Tierrasanta Talks

They're Back!! 

Adventures by the Book in support of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego is pleased to present the next "Tierrasanta Talks" with survivor, author and journalist Sandra Millers-Younger on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ 6:30 pm


Cost is $10 per person (add $18 for a signed book).  Please click HERE  to see the event flyer, and for more information and registration.

San Diego Family Hearing Aid Center Presentation at July Monthly Meeting!

Robert Steinberg and his daughter Nicole Kushch gave a very informative overview of new developments in hearing aid technology at the monthly meeting. Robert has recently moved his practice to Tierrasanta, and has been introducing himself to the community. 
If you did not get a business card from the meeting and would like to contact them about their free hearing exam or other services, call their office at 858 499-0200.


Health and Wellness    


To enhance the experience of the popular Empowering Mind and Body classes, Health, Wellness and Fitness expert Kim Chartrel, RN, will be offering healthy and heart-happy recipes.  She is offering her health oriented recipes on the Health and Wellness page, or use the link HERE



Have You Been Tested For Amazolic Tendencies?


Find out more critical information about this  phenomena. Begin Test

Curious about where
your Village $$ goes?
Click here to see Village Financial Reports for 2015 Board Reports
Our Village helps make Tierrrasanta a very happening place, but have you ever wondered what all the non-Villagers in our little community manage to do for fun?  Turns out, LOTS!  For those active folks that don't want to wait for TVSD eligibility, there are many activities and events, and The Tierrasanta Foundation has a lead role in organizing and conducting them.  Not too surprisingly, many Villagers participate in the Foundation, including their President and our past Treasuer, Joyce Muinos.
For more information on this outstanding sister organization, check out their web site Here

The Village Smiles Dept.

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


A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. 
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. 
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. 
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. 
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. 
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. 
A snail can sleep for three years. 
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. 
Almonds are a member of the peach family. 
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. 
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. 
Butterflies taste with their feet. 
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. 
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". 
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. 
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. 
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. 
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 
Leonardo DeVinci invented the scissors. 
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. 
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. 
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag. 
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. 
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. 
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. 
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. 
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. 
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. 
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. 
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. 
The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). 
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. 
There are more chickens than people in the world. 
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous 
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." 
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.



Mensa Puzzle

Here's a puzzle that has confounded even the brightest among us.

You are on a Horse, galloping at a constant speed.
On your right side is a sharp drop off.
And on your left side is an Elephant traveling at the same speed as you.
Directly in front of you is a galloping Kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.
Behind you is a Lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?


Answer at the bottom of the third column.


 Now That Was Punny!
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.  
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!  
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.  
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.  
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.  
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .  
I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.  
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.  
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.  
Jokes about German sausages are the wurst.  
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.  
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.  
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.  
When chemists die, apparently they barium.  
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.  
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.  
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.  
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?  
When you get a bladder infection you know urine trouble.  
Broken pencils are pretty much pointless.  
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.  
I dropped out of the Communism class because of lousy Marx.  
All the toilets in New York 's police stations have been stolen. As of now, it appears the police have nothing to go on.  
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.  
Velcro - what a rip off !

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



John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully. "Give me one last request,  Dear," he said.

"Of course, John," his wife said softly.

"Six months after I die," he said, "I want you to marry Joe."

"But I thought you hated Joe," she said.

With his last breath, John said, "I do!"



Mensa Answer:

Resolve to stop drinking so much and get your butt off the Merry-Go-Round!

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