Tag: Inter Valley Health Plan

Seniors Show Off Their Musical Talents

On March 31, over 100 performers showed show off their showmanship, during the Treasure of Talent show, held at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center. This great event was the 7th senior talent show put on by Inter Valley Health Plan. The show’s host John Lynd came out on stage dressed as a pirate, while Marcie Lerner from Inter Valley Health Plan acted as his ship mate during the festivities. There was no lack of talented acts, including the group, Melodix performing songs from the play, South Pacific. Nedra Murphy sang “Crazy,” just like Patsy Cline. Barry Sorensen and Alma Jimenez sang “Music of the Night,” from the Phantom of the Opera, and 85-year-old Frankie Fiore did the Frankie Flash Boogie. Members of Linaka Pua Llima danced to the Green Rose Hula. The Mojave Range Rovers Barber Shop Quartet wowed the audience, and members of the Jin Suk Korean dancers performed. At the end, all of the performers came out on stage to sing “God Bless America” together. The talent show is part of the Vitality Series developed by Inter Valley Health Plan, which is not just a health plan, but a lifestyle. You do not have to be a member to enjoy these programs, which are based on a philosophy of a mind-body-spirit health connection, designed to help people live a vigorous and full life – both physically and emotionally. Visit IVHP’s Medicare Information & Vitality Center, located in the Von’s shopping center on Hesperia Road in Victorville. For more information, call 800-251-8191, ext. 626.

Couples from the High Desert Say “I Do” All Over Again

In a first of it’s kind event in the High Desert, 12 couples took part in a ceremony to renew their vows at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 12. Marriages ranged from just seven years (Rafael & Yolanda Alvarado) to 64 years (Dan & Dottie Romero). The other honored couples were: Charlie & Julie Atkins Smith (30 yrs); Donald & Glenda Epperson (62); Foster & Sherri Holt (20); Joe & Frances Ignacio (58); Thomas & Johanna Jacobs (55); Maurice & Janet Richmond (52); Benjamin & Carolina Trejo (33); Tommy and Nan Thomsen (63); Bert & Suzanne Williams (57); and, Rube & Angel Copeland-Wolf (31). Inter Valley Health Plan sponsored the event, organized by Marcie Lerner, community liaison for the company. Other sponsors included VNA California, Home Instead Senior Care, Valley Crest Memory Care, The Desert Cottage, and Community Hospice of Victor Valley. Inter Valley Health Plan offers fun and educational events for people age 55+ at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center in Victorville. For more information, call 800-251-8191 x 625 or TTY/TDD 800-505-7150, 7 days a week, 7:30 am to 8 pm or visit RSVP’s are required to attend events.