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Page 1 May 31 2018

Many LWers are eligible for bathroom upgrade

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason are likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. Applications are now being accepted for the Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant, which converts tub/shower combinations to showers only for safer access. The tubs are refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with a high-boy model.

“Many residents are apprehensive to send sensitive data through the mail or get confused on the application process. Others don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade,” says Monique Eliason, program administrator. “Consequently, we’re holding a workshop to help residents with this process.”  To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: One person, $61,250; two people, $70,000; and three people, $78,750.

The workshop will be held on Friday, June 22, from 1:30-6 p.m. at Clubhouse 4, Section A. Applications will be available on site, or people can download them at the City of Seal Beach website at

Bring any documents that will substantiate annual income (bank statements, saving statements and tax returns if you file them).

For more information, call CivicStone (City of Seal Beach’s designated program administrative company) at (909) 364-9000.

GRF to host at new Veterans Plaza

The Golden Rain Foundation will host a Country Festival to mark the grand opening of the new Veterans Plaza between the Clubhouse 3 and the Leisure World Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

A country-style barbecue is planned along with foot-stompin’ line dancing to the music of Billy Erickson and the Bandits.

The band features classic country, with frequent detours to the classic rock of the 50s, 60s, and 70s—think “Peggy Sue,” “Country Roads,” “Sundown,” and impersonations of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Throughout the journey, Billy will keep the audience entertained with participation and humor. Song requests are encouraged.

A park-and-ride continuous shuttle will be available from Clubhouse 6, starting at 3:30. For more information, email

Game day is June 19 at Veterans Plaza

Join the LW Library on June 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Veterans Plaza (located between the library and Clubhouse 3) for a fun afternoon of board games with refreshments and prizes. There will be jumbo sized checkers, Corn Hole, Jenga, Plinko and Connect 4 as well as table top games, including Boggle, Scrabble, Go Fish, Match Game, puzzles and more. No experience necessary. Come down and challenge the library staff to a game, or bring your neighbors and friends.

Why play games? It’s good for you

1. Creates happiness, reduces stress

Game playing generates laughter and having fun can keep people happy and healthy.

2. Chance to socialize

Playing games together wards off lonliness and isolation.

3. Memory formation and cognitive skills

Board games or any indoor games help practice essential cognitive skills and enhance the parts of brain responsible for complex thought and memory formation. Creative indoor games help the brain retain and build cognitive associations well in old age.

4. Reduces risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Active, engaged minds foster strong brains. Strong brains resist cognitive decline.

5. Lowers Blood Pressure

Laughter helps produce endorphins (a chemical that gives the feeling of happiness) and that will naturally help muscles to relax and blood to circulate, which could lower blood pressure.

6. Improves Immune System

Positive feelings and thoughts, like the laughter and enjoyment that comes with playing board games or card games, releasing chemicals that fight stress and boost the immune system.

7. Coordination and Dexterity

Many board games require the use of fine motor skills to pick up or move pieces, actions that take both coordination and dexterity. Regular practice and activity improve basic skills.

Clubhouses closed for GRF ballot count, elections

Clubhouses 1, 2 and 4 will be closed to club activity on Tuesday, June 5, for the 2018 Primary Election.

All reservations in these clubhouses are automatically canceled. Clubhouses 3 and 6 will remain open.

The GRF ballot counting for June 5 will be held in Clubhouse 4 because only one section of that clubhouse is set aside for voting.

Naples and Finbars dining service are on hiatus

Due to the closure of Clubhouse 1 for interior painting, Finbars Italian Kitchen and Naples Rib Company are on break. Naples will resume service on June 25 and July 2; Finbars, July 9. Both restaurants alternate Monday night dinner service in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The LW Weekly publishes monthly menus for both restaurants and reminders are sent weekly by LW Live, GRF’s real-time email service. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or

Life Options Expo is June 2

Calling all baby boomers, seniors, and friends and family for an informative day designed to provide a unique hybrid of information and resources to promote healthy and active aging.

The third annual Life Options Expo will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 2 in Clubhouse 2.

The community-based expo will feature over 50 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations dedicated to enhance the quality of life at every stage of aging.

Come learn about home care options, including non-medical care for companionship and/or support; assisted living, Orange County Council on Aging resources among many other topics.

Member Resource and Assistance Liaison Cindy Tostado has invited a variety of experts on assisted living facilities, board and care operators, home care agencies, placement specialists/family advocates, elder care agencies and county organizations.

Among those who will attend are representatives from the California Telephone Access Program, the Golden Age Foundation, Medicare experts including HICAP representatives and Pathways.

There will be light refreshments, giveaways and a raffle. Admission is free.

Life Options Vendors

The third annual Life Options Expo will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 2 in Clubhouse 2. The community-based expo will feature over 50 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations dedicated to enhance the quality of life at every stage of aging. Representatives from the following agencies will be there:

-Miracle Ear

-California Telephone Access Program

-Golden Age Foundation

-Pharmacology Research Institute

-1Heart Caregiver Services

-Katella Senior Living/Alamitos West Healthcare Center

-Salus Homecare

-Cambrian Homecare

-Ibarra Medicare Options

-Alignment Health Plan

-Lakewood Gardens Assisted Living Facility for Alzheimer’s

and Dementia

-Council on Aging—Southern California

-Holistic Body Harmony

-Orange County Health Care Agency

-Alliance Eldercare Senior Placement Service

-Family Caregiver Resource Center

-Living Well Home Care

-A Caring Heart Senior Solutions, Inc.—Donlyn Young

-Hospice Touch

-In Home Care Solutions

-Angel Connection Nursing Services

-LW Health Care Center

-Forest Lawn

-OC Care Connections Outreach/Redeemer Respite Care

-GRF Transportation

-Emerald Court


-Blue Horizon Homes, LLC

-Sonoran Winds Hospice

-Comfort Keepers

-Jay’s Hearing Aid Center

-Meridian Gardens of Anaheim

-Seniors’ Choice Physical Therapy

-Optimal Hospice Care

-123 Home Care

-Trust and Case Management Svcs

-Korean Community Service

-The Grove at Cerritos

-Alzheimer’s Orange County

-Coast Senior Care

-OC Ombudsman

-Mehta Dental Group

-Meals on Wheels of Long Beach

-Companion Hospice

-Horizon Support Services

-Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

-Bixby Knolls Towers

-McKenzie Cremation & Burial (McKenzie Mortuary Services)

-Joyful Care Caregiving Services, Inc.

-Valley View Gardens, 11848 Valley View St., Garden Grove, 92845 (Memory Care Community)

-Artesia Christian Home



-Senior Samaritans

-Community Action Partnership, Orange County


Take-Out Food in LW

The GRF Recreation Department sponsors two options a week for takeout dinners that people can order inside Leisure World.

Taco Tuesday, hosted by Koffel’s Food Service, offers diner-style food at reasonable prices. The truck is in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Pizza Thursday starts at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6. Dominos Pizza is there until 8 p.m. serving pizza. Special orders may be called in to 493-2212 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pickup at the truck in Leisure World.

405 Improvment Open Houses

The Orange County Transportation Authority will host a series of community open houses in June to discuss the I-405 Improvement Project, a project aimed at speeding up commutes on I-405 between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line.

The $1.9 billion project, the largest under construction in California, is being led by OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans. The project will add one regular lane in each direction, between Euclid Street and I-605, as promised to voters through Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as OC Go. The project will also add a second lane in each direction, which combined with the existing carpool lanes, will create the 405 Express Lanes.

The same information will be presented at all sessions, each of which is being held in a different city throughout the project limits. The open houses closest to Leisure World include:

•6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach.

• 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Rush Park Auditorium, 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor.

The I-405 Improvement Project broke ground earlier this year. Weather permitting, more visible construction activities will commence in the next several months, including restriping portions of the freeway and setting up concrete barriers on the outside of the freeway to protect work areas for activities such as tree removals and grading.

Heavier construction activities, such as the first paving operations and bridge demolition activities, are anticipated to begin later this year. The project is set to be completed in 2023.

For more information on the I-405 Improvement Project or to sign up for construction alerts, visit

New paint and lighting in Clubhouses

Clubhouse 1 will be closed from June 4-15 for painting. The main hall and lobby will be open for voting only on June 5. All reservations have been canceled or relocated to another venue. The Saturday Night dance featuring One For The Road on June 9 has been relocated to the Clubhouse 3 lobby. For more information, contact clubs directly or the GRF Recreation Department by at

The craft rooms in Clubhouse 4 will be closed for three days for the installation of new lighting. Remaining closures include:

• Ceramics Room, closed through today, May 31.

• The Art Room, closed Tuesday, June 5, through Friday, June 7.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

After a welcome absence of several months, the dreaded “Netsky Worm” is back at work in Leisure World. Erika Shapiro of Mutual 17 was almost was victimized recently by a scammer who hacked into her Facebook account. Usually, email messages are sent to all or some of the people on that list, usually requesting money in the victim’s name.

In the past, some people believed the plea and actually sent money.

The case involving Mrs. Shapiro had a slightly different twist.

Instead of emails, the hacker sent a message on Facebook that went to everyone on her list in her name.

Claiming to be a representative of Social Security, the hacker wrote that each recipient was the winner of $200,000, but first, they needed to fill out forms and return them.

One more thing: Enclose $650 to cover taxes, expenses and line the thief’s pockets with cash.

“Some of those on the list realized that the message was not from me,” said Shapiro. One of the recipients called Shapiro to ask if she had texted the message. When she said, no, it became clear that they had a scam on their hands.

“Another indication was the message they wrote,” said Shapiro. “It was filled with typos and misspelled words.

Chalk up another defeat for the scammers.

Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at the email address above or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday- Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m

Senior Patriots

“Did You Know That Our Country Is Deporting Military Veterans?” is the title of the Senior Patriots for Peace program at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8, in Clubhouse 4.

Ed Gaza, retired from the U.S. Army with a Purple Heart and Jeff Merrick, still serving in the U.S. Air Force, will discuss their experience visiting veterans in Tijuana. There are over 2,000 US veterans who were deported and are now living in northern Mexico.

The United US Deported Veterans is an organization in Tijuana that provides services to support newly deported vets and works to help them integrate into the community while searching for legal avenues to return to the U.S. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

For additional information and for non-residents to gain entry to Leisure World call Don Koepke at 330-3397.

y service club

The Y Service Club rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 30, in Clubhouse 2.

The event was originally scheduled in March ,but was postponed until June.

A variety of items will be at available at bargain prices.They include kitchenware, shoes, linens, lamps, pictures, books, small appliances, holiday decorations and tools.

A boutique table will be available for those who shop for jewelry and specialty glassware. Invite your family, friends and neighbors.

Proceeds from the sale will help support worthy causes, including the Los Altos YMCA Kids to Camp program and other projects that benefit the Leisure World community.

woman’s club

Members of the Woman’s Club are invited to a complimentary thank you luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 2. To attend, call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240 by tomorrow, Friday, June 1.

This year’s theme is “A Cowgirl Roundup.” Western hats and attire are encouraged.

The club’s new officers for 2018-2019 will be installed at the luncheon.

The theme for the annual fundraiser in September will be discussed along with volunteer opportunities to help make the event a success.

Members can sign up for the following committees to help at the luncheon:

Raffle ticket sales: chair, Rose Sprague; luncheon: chair, Jan Krehbiel; decorations: chair, Sally Fowler; entertainment: Donna O’Keefe.

The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic organization supporting the needs of women and children, including nursing scholarships at Golden West College.

To join, contact Penny Wright, membership chair, at 799-9486.


The California Retired Teachers Association will hold a lunch meeting at noon tomorrow, Friday in Clubhouse 2.

Those who attend are required to have a reservation for the lunch and program.

Reservations, $15, can be paid at the door or by calling Sue Grimsley at 431-3083. Payment is required unless cancellations are made before today.

Lunch will be a variety of pizza, salad, dessert and beverage.

The speaker will be Dr. Ginny Baxter who addressed members last year on the topic of America’s first ladies.

This month, the topic of her talk will be “Travel Blunders and Bloopers.”

Before the presentation, a brief business meeting will feature William and Linda Quemada.

 It will e the last luncheon of the 2017-18 season. The next one is Oct. 5.

For more information, call Grimsley.


Children-A-Priority (CAP) will meet at noon on Thursday, June 7, in Clubhouse 4.

All are welcome to attend.

A catered lunch will be available for $10.

Guests should arrive by 11:45; lunch will be served at noon.

The guest speaker will be Joy Kolesky, a volunteer coach of the Special Olympics of Southern California.

That organization enriches the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, health and leadership programs.

For more information, call Maria Swift at 493-1924.


Members of the The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary appreciate all who participated in and supported the Memorial Day program this week.

On Monday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m., the Auxiliary ladies will host a luncheon for post members and their guests.

New officers for both LW organizations will be installed.

Legion Cmdr. Rich Carson was elected for a second term and Jean Sudbeck will be installed as president of the Auxiliary.

Tickets for the luncheon,$10, can be ordered from Geri McNulty by calling 673-1725.

They must be purchased by June 15.

Tickets will not be available at the door.

investment Club

The Leisure World Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m. n Tuesday, June 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

Speaker Larry T. Pino, financial advisor with LPL Financial, will speak on the topic “Putting Markets in Perspective.”

All are invited to attend the informative and lively discussion.

Pino will provide some perspective and direction in today’s complex marketplace.

Those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

For over 30 years, the Forum has been committed to informing and educating LW residents by presenting monthly discussions on key financial topics.

Presentations are sponsored by Basdakis Wealth Management Group, an independent office of LPL Financial.

For more information, call (949) 502-8525.

Help needed

A volunteer is needed to run the AARP’s Senior Smart Driver program in Leisure World.

Christina Turkowiak, who has led the four- and-eight-hour classes in Leisure World for the last five years, is leaving the position. Unless a replacement steps forward by July, the classes will be discontinued.

To volunteer, call Turkowiak at 431-8038.

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By Jim Greer, Mutual 11

Leisure World Interfaith Council

I always thought that as we got older we got more mellow, less irritable, more caring and patient.

So, when I found people in my mutual getting angry about changes I had made to my yard, or when they resented me playing whiffle ball on the grass with my grandsons, I wondered what the matter was.

I thought we had such a caring community, in which I didn’t expect to find grumpy old men or


According to the Mayo Clinic, men my age may experience a slow and continuous decrease in testosterone production which may carry neural/psycho effects, such as low mood and irritability.

It’s also known as Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS), a state of hypersensitivity, frustration, anxiety, and anger that is associated with biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and loss of male identity.

According to Michael Gurian, author of “The Wonder of Aging, a New Approach to Embracing Life After 50,” IMS can create irritability. And a lot of us get kind of depressed. Females can get immensely irritated, too.

But when they are depressed, they evidence it in crying and talking. Males tend to use anger more.

Fortunately, there’s something we can do about it, guys. Gurian says we need to make a genuine identity shift. We need to let go of our lost youth and realize it’s not coming back.

To make it happen, we need to create new, more age-appropriate identities. In his book, Gurian mentions men who “repositioned their intentions, read poetry, went fishing, formed a circle of friends, took on new hobbies, found places to volunteer and feel useful” and were able to reduce the effects of IMS.

For women, there’s a similar tendency to fall into the trap of becoming more bitter and grumpy, but usually for different reasons.

Many older women have trouble accepting that their looks have faded, their children have moved away, or they have lost their partners.

The good news is if women can let go of these attachments and reconnect with their core selves, they have a better chance of finding an entirely new happiness.

An article titled “How to Avoid Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman” in the Healthy Living newsletter of, “a good first step toward happiness in old age is to stop looking toward external things for happiness and focus on the contentment of simply being.

If you’re having trouble being contented in the moment, you may want to consider classes that will help with inward focus, such as yoga, tai chi or meditation practices.”

The recommendation is that women should remain connected by staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships, volunteering in the community, joining a group or club focused on activities they enjoy, taking a class, going to the gym, or finding a walking buddy.

And just like our mothers told us, research has confirmed that with a better outlook on life we catch fewer colds, have higher levels of good cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart attack and hopefully live longer.

So, the next time you feel the grumpy old man or woman coming to the surface, remember to begin a new life of contentment focused on meaningful and enjoyable activities that let you be you.

As seniors, we can still become the sages that God intended us to be.

Our neighbors, children and grandchildren will proudly regard us as placid paragons of peace and wisdom.

In the words of the late Rev. Billy Graham, “Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact, men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.”.

Letter to the Editor


To those of you voting-by-mail in our statewide primary election, the 2018 official return ballot envelope took on a different look this year.

To vote all three pages, that envelope calls for 71 cents in postage.

Voting is one of the most important rights we have. Now is the time to exercise your voice.

Julia Howel

Credits& Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Mary Milhone of Mutual 2 is grateful to Ryan Steele of the Security department and Matt Navock and Dottie Brooks of service maintenance for their excellent efforts during her recent lock-

out. “They are kind and wonderful employees whose courtesy I appreciate immensely,” she said.

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Golden Rain Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

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All invited to GRF Annual Meeting
Foundation members are invited to attend the Golden Rain Foundation Annual Meeting of the Members on Tuesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Please remember to complete the “What is Your Question?” form published separately in the NEWS if you wish to address the Board during the Annual Meeting.
Joy Reed, Corporate Secretary
Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors
June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Clubhouse Four
A. Call to Order
B. Roll Call
C. Pledge of Allegiance
D. Announcements
E. Shareholders/Member Comments
F. Election Counting Process
G. Announcement of Results of Election Process
H. Adjournment
“Agenda is Subject to Change”
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:
Friday, June 1 Emergency Preparedness Information
Council – Conference Room B 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 5 Mutual 16
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 5 Mutual 17
Administration 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 CFO Council
Conference Room B 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 7 Mutual 12
Administration 9 a.m.
Friday, June 8 Annual Meeting – Mutual 2
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Monday, June 11 Mutual 9
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Monday, June 11 Annual Meeting – Mutual 1
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 Annual Meeting – Mutual 5
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13 Mutual 4
Administration 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13 Annual Meeting – Mutual 3
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 14 Annual Meeting – Mutual 12
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Friday, June 15 Annual Meeting – Mutual 15
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Friday, June 15 Mutual Presidents’ Roundtable
Administration 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19 Mutual 14
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20 Mutual 5
Conference Room B 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20 Mutual 7
Administration 1 p.m.
Monday, June 18 Mutual 11
Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 22 Annual Meeting – Mutual 6
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Monday, June 25 Mutual 8
Administration 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 26 Annual Meeting – Mutual 17
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 27 Mutual 10
Administration 9 a.m.
Mutual 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 and 15 have canceled June meeting.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:
Friday, June 1 GRF Board Executive Session
Administration 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5 GRF Board (special, election)
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 GRF Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12 GRF Board of Directors (special)
Clubhouse 4 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26 GRF Board of Directors
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Gather at ‘Lunch Bunch’ June 27
A spirited group of friendly Leisure World Democratic Club members met last week at Denny’s for the popular “Lunch Bunch” program. Participating in “Lunch Bunch” gives members and friends a chance to get to know each other in an informal setting. Conversations are free-flowing and not necessarily political. The next “Lunch Bunch” will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Denny’s. Call Bev Emus, 296-5586, for information or to make reservations.
The club’s annual fundraiser will be held on July 14 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. More information will follow in upcoming issues of LW Weekly.
Interested in joining the club? Call Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816. Membership information can also be found at the club website, by emailing, or attend the next membership meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Do you have a question, comment or a suggestion for GRF? In order to expedite the proceedings of the GRF Annual Membership meeting on June 12, 2018, any member present who wishes to speak on any matter is requested to fill out this form. This will allow the Board to prepare a response, if necessary. Submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, to the attention of Joy Reed, corporate secretary, or Deanna Bennett, executive coordinator, as soon as possible, but no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018. Requests may also be dropped in a white GRF mailbox, with no postage necessary.
NAME _______________________________________________________________________
(Please print)
ADDRESS_________________________________________ MUTUAL _____ APT______
PHONE NO._____________________________________________________________
Subject of question, comment or statement which I intend to offer is:
Member comments are limited to:
• 4 minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers
• 3 minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers
• 2 minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers
The Annual Meeting of the members will be held on
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Clubhouse Four.

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Community Church

For over 50 years Community Church has worshipped in its beautiful sanctuary.

The iconic stained glass windows and high peaked ceiling provide a perfect setting to encounter God.

The church shares the facility with Leisure World Korean Community Church, its “sister congregation.”

Sunday, June 3, will mark the first anniversary of the joint ministry with Leisure World Korean Community Church.

To acknowledge and celebrate the occasion, Pastor Don Roe will preach a sermon titled, “Profoundly Connected” from John 14:1-12.

The congregation will also share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lay Liturgist will be Virginia Olejnik.

Services begin at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in fabled Edgar Hall.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom announced that Jeff Sacks is planning free Yiddish classes Friday mornings at 9:30 beginning tomorrow, June 1 at a location to be determined.

The six-week class will be taught by Yakob Basner and will be limited to 10 students.

For more information, call Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

A dairy Shabbat potluck is planned at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Those with last names from A-E are asked to bring a side dish; F-K, dessert; L-Q, main dish and R-Z, salad.

Call Susan Michlin at (805) 501-5268 or email at to let her know what you will bring.

Following dinner will be services with Rabbi Karen Isenberg, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.


On Saturday, June 2, a bagel and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

It will be followed by Shabbat services with Rabbi Eric Dangott from 9:30a.m.-noon, a dairy/potluck Kiddush lunch and study from noon-about 1:15 p.m.

The monthly board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.


The Short Story Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the home of Mort and Helene Goldberg. “The Knife” will be read.


The walking group leaves Clubhouse 3 (in front of the lobby) at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.

To provide a ride to services, or to get one, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.

Rock Church

The Rock Church will offer level 1 of “Operation Solid Lives,” a discipleship training program, beginning June 10.

For more information,call (714) 562-8233 or go to www.goto

The program open to all.

First Christian

First Christian Church will air the documentary film “Is Genesis History?” at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday.

In the film, more than a dozen scientists and scholars explore the world in the light of Genesis.

Elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday and is in the book of Genesis.

At 9:30, the hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski as co-hostesses.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture.

That will be followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in the hymns: “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus,” “He Touched Me” and “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.”

The Communion hymn will be “Glory to His Name.”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Give Thanks.”

Elder Frost will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”

Janice Chapman will sing, “Heavenly Medley,” followed by Margaret Humes who will read from the Gospel of Matthew, 11:28-30.

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message will be “Come and See,” based on Matthew 11:20-30.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Gene Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Calvary Chapel Bible Study Group meets in the chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m., for more information.

Assembly of God

“Living in God’s Ecstasy” is the theme for Pastor Sam Pawlak’s messages during the month of June.

The Assembly of God congregation meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Visitors are greeted and coffee is available prior to the service.

Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will lead the worship songs, interspersed with the message.

The Lord’s Supper will be an important part of the service. Those who attend are invited to participate.

A prayer meeting is planned at 10 a.m.

At 5:15 p.m., another prayer meeting precedes the 6 p.m. hymn sing in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

The fellowship is growing in numbers and spirit. Songs are chosen by attendees and led by Associate Pastor Dan.

Special music will be brought by Dean Brown, a well-known local evangelist and musician.

He plays banjo to accompany the congregational singing.

Pastor Sam will provide a short devotion prior to the fellowship time around the tables.

He will lead the Wednesday Bible study at 10 a.m. on June 6 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The study will be from the 9th chapter of II Corinthians.

lw korean community

The Leisure World Korean Community Church with Rev. Jang Y. Young as pastor, celebrated its first outdoor worship service on May 27 in the park/picnic area at Clubhouse 1.

The church has services at noon in the Community Church sanctuary and 6 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday in the same location.


Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women,will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Leisure World.

Sessions are held on the first and third Fridays of he month.

Course topics include what identifies people as followers of Jesus and how to live a Christian life.

The workbook has independent units, so a session can be missed and made up later.

For the location and more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

beit halev

Beit HaLev has begun a new beginning prayer book Hebrew class. Since May 30, the class has been meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. There is still time to join.

The Advanced Hebrew class is on hiatus until further notice. Contact Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater for information and location at 715-0888.

Beit HaLev’s online Shabbat services continue every Friday at 6 p.m. and are led by Rabbi Levy-Slater.

Go to or, without the prayer book, go to

The rabbi recently completed the new Shabbat morning prayer book which can be accessed only on the platform.

Saturday services begin at 10:30 a.m. The Torah reading for this week is Beha’alotekha, Numbers 9:15-10:34 in the Triennial Cycle.

The parsha begins with laws concerning the Levites and the celebration of Passover. It also describes the divine cloud that continually hovers over the Tabernacle.

Contact Rabbi Levy-Slater at 715-0888 or 439-2680 for information on Shabbat Shalom LIVE! or to enroll in classes.

– Ellen Harmon

Redeemer Lutheran

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 is the text for Pastor Gil Moore’s message when he speaks on the theme, “The Sabbath, Created.Manhandled, Sanctified” Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The greeter will be Margaret Miller.

The choir will sing “Let Us Go Now to the Banquet.”

Altar flowers will be provided by Beverly Anderson in honor of her anniversary.

The Sunday service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. with a mission moment presentation.

A coffee hour follows the service.


The Wednesday Bible class, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 6 in Fellowship Hall with a study of the Book of Revelation.

All are welcome to attend.


The Church Council meets at 1 p.m. today, Thursday.

he early start is to listen to special proposals for the flat roof repair.

Website for the congregation is

The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information, to register or volunteer, call 596-1209.

holy family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ on Sunday, June 3.

Sunday’s readings:

First Reading, Exodus 24:3-8; Responsorial Psalm:116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18; second reading, Hebrews 9:11-15; Alleluia: John 6:51; Gospel: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

The next Adoration Day will be on Wednesday, June 6, after 8:30 a.m. Mass. Holy Hour is planned from 4- 5 p.m.

All are invited to join members as they love and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Members will pray for peace, the strengthening of Catholic families and for vocations for the priesthood and religious life.


Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.

Confessions are on Saturdays and Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.


A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

Say the Rosary and Divine Mercy every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ on Sunday, June 3.

Sunday’s readings:

First Reading, Exodus 24:3-8; Responsorial Psalm:116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18; second reading, Hebrews 9:11-15; Alleluia: John 6:51; Gospel: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

The next Adoration Day will be on Wednesday, June 6, after 8:30 a.m. Mass. Holy Hour is planned from 4- 5 p.m.

All are invited to join members as they love and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Members will pray for peace, the strengthening of Catholic families and for vocations for the priesthood and religious life.


Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.

Confessions are on Saturdays and Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.


A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

Say the Rosary and Divine Mercy every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit

LW Baptist

The Leisure World Baptist Church will begin the new month on Sunday, June 3, with worship and the observance of the Lord’s Supper in Clubhouse 4.

Sunday School begins at 8:40, coffee and fellowship from 9:20- 9:45 when the service begins.

Responsive reading selections from Psalms 136.

The choir presentation is “This Could be the Dawning.”

The solo by Em Schoonhoven is titled “It is Finished.”

Congregational hymns include “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “When I Survey” and “Satisfied.”

The closing hymn is titled   “There is Joy in Serving Jesus.”

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message is from the book of Hebrews 13:17, “Joy Rather Than Grief.”

The prayer room is attended each Sunday following the morning service.


The Men’s Fellowship meets for fellowship at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.


The Energizers will gather for fellowship at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information call 430-2920.

st. theodore episcopal

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds its Sunday worship service at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Sunday, June 3, is the second Sunday after Pentecost.

The celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II is the Rev. Lisa Rotchford.

Her sermon topic will be “Let There Be Light…of Faith.”

A social hour will follow the service. All are welcome.

St. Theodore Episcopal Church can be contacted at 430-8619.

faith christian

Members of Faith Christian Assembly take their time to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month at the 10:30 a.m. service. Jesus commanded us in 1 Corinthians 11:25: “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.”

Pastor Gwyn Vaughn has valuable insights into Communion each time it is received.

All are invited.

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room and midweek Bible study, taught by Pastor Sheri Leming, is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter or for more information, call 598-9010 or visit

salvation army

Pastor Gilbert Moore will be the speaker when the Salvation Army Home League meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, in Clubhouse 4.

The 90 year-old cleric will talk about the interesting story of his faith journey.

He is pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Leisure World.

Members will play Trivia, learn a new chair exercise and enjoy music.

A social time will follow with a growing group of friends.

Greeters will be Ann Havse and Iona Craig.

Hostesses will be Edith (Dee) Sessa and Leanna Sharon.

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Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 28: Grace Buster, 12,650; Sal La Scala,12,050; Julia Troise, 11,790; Gene Smith,11,720. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.

–Bert Sellers


Monday Bridge Club winners May 28: Beverly Bennington, Jan Craven, Emily Moubassaly. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. Bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Mary Nell Clark, 296-8570.


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners May 26: Diani Lambert, 12,030; Jim Dix, 11,320; Nancy Wheeler, 11,150; Gayle Colden, 10,040. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 24: N/S: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Fern Dunbar; second in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Bill Dilks-Barbara Wallace; third in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; fifth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Marilyn McClintock; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Winnie Warga-Bonny Walsh; fourth in Strat B: Midge Dunagan-Howard Smith; second in Stat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias. E/W: First in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bill Brooks-Tom Felice; third in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Diane Sachs; fourth in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; fifth in Strat A: Cooie Dampman-Norma Krueger; sixth in Strat A: Joyce Basch-Dorothy Favre; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Lynn Danielson; third in Strat B: Fred Reker-Russ Gray; fourth in Strat B: Jerry and Melanie Smith; second in Strat C: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen. Winners May 21: N/S: First in Strats A and B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; second in Strats A and B: Cooie Dampman-Norma Krueger; third in Strats A and B: Carolyn Byrnes-Larry Topper; fourth in Strats A and B: Melanie Smith-Christine Frumen; fifth in Strat A: Midge Dunagan-Lynn Danielson; first in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richared Norris. E/W: First in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; second in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; third in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Al Appel; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bobbi Vann-Cookie Pham; fifth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Harshad Vora-Sue Boswell; third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Russ Gray. Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to pay fees. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698, for Thursdays call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. With a maximum of 18 tables available, players without reservations should arrive by noon and check in with the director of the day; they will be accommodated on a first come first served basis if there is space. Players needing a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m. – Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club winners May 24: Diana Lambert, 12,830; Sharon Foote, 12,270; Gene Smith, 10,810; Tony Dodero, 10,370. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For  more information, call (310) 968-9509.


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 19: N/S: Fred Reker-Joan Tschirki; Cooie Dampman-Chie Wickham; Sibyl Smith-Judy Lorber; Dorothy Favre-Bud Parish; Jack Dampman-George Koehm. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; Paul and Monica Honey; Fern Dunbar-Larry Slutsky; Arnie Lier-Verna Becker; Sharon Beran-Russ Gray. Club championship winners May 18: N/S: Bill Linskey-Larry Slutsky; Fred Reker-Joan Tschirki; Sibyl Smith-Sharon Beran; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Sue Fardette-Linda Stein; Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; Earnest and Ylia Ross. E/W: Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Jerry and Jane Reid; Al Appel-Judy Jones; Joyce Basch-Dorothy-Favre; Marlene McIlroy-Ted Cooper. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898 0669. The club championships will be played on Saturday, June 23. No games will be played June 8, 9 and 15 due to re-painting of Clubhouse 1. The game on Saturday, June 2, will be played in Clubhouse 3.

– Fred Reker


Y-Yahtzee Rollers games from May 18: Most Yahtzees: Susie Ralston, 4. Highest total points: 1,443. Door prize winner: Shelley Middleton.The club meets from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. All are invited to play and have in a welcoming environment. To learn the game or take a refresher course, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237 and she will set up a lesson. The next games will be played on June 1.

tournament poker

Don Saunders won the Tournament Poker event on May 19 with a pair of aces. He bested Bill Clawson’s seven high to end the game. Barbara Houck was third, followed by Gary Carnes, Pat Paternoster and Rick Riley.

Saunders also won the high hand contest with a straight flush in diamonds.  Don Williams was second with aces full of fours.

Clawson won the special hand with the hole cards of 3 and 5.

Saunders, who has lived in Mutual 15 since 2013, has won the final table five times since joining the club.

Before retirement he worked in sales. His interests include photography, card games, bingo and traveling.

He recently returned from a memorable cruise of the Panama Canal with his wife, Glenda.


Frank DePalma and Jodie Dixon will hold their second Texas Hold ’em skills and strategies class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 in Clubhouse 6.


Tickets are now on sale for the Hawaiian Gardens/Leisure World Tournament on Saturday, June 9.

Tickets are $15 through June 2, and $20 thereafter, which means.a large final table payout.

Players will be treated to a full a buffet breakfast before play begins.

Club members, residents and friends are welcome.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the game, at 9.

For more information, call Cleo Looney at 342-9400.

– Susan Dodson

Chess Club Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.


Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qc3. The white Queen moves from d2 to c3.  Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

cribbage club

Kent Davidson had the high score of 845 in Cribbage Club play on May 22 in Clubhouse 2.

Davidson, who tied for first place the previous week, was followed by Marcy Locy, 835; Bea Lissow and Connie Deady, tied at 829 and Pat Fellers, 824.

Connie Deady wished memvers a happy cribbage day by providing homemade bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Marcy Locy added trail mix.

Deady and Margaret Smith served.

No cribbage games will be played on June 2 and 9 due to painting.

Members meet at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Play usually ends by 3:30.

Partners are not required. Players are requested to arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

To learn to play cribbage, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 and she will arrange for lessons for one hour before the games begin.

– Bobbie Straley

Women’s Golf Club

Twenty-eight members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and chip-ins on May 22 at the local course.

Flight winners:

A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 28. Low net: Tie between Jane Song and Janice Turner, 24. Chip-in/hole: Jane Song, 9.

B: Low gross: Sun Lee, 31. Low net: Theresa Lim, 26. Chip-ins/hole: Mary Lancaster, 9; Soo Kim, 8.

C: Low gross: Dorothy Favre, 38. Low net: Liz Meripol, 29. Chip-ins/hole: Grace Choi, 7.

D: Low gross: Barbara Timberlake, 34. Low net: Tie between Ock Im and Patti Smith, 24. Chip-in/hole: Jeanne Aranas, 6.

 – Mary Ann Moor

Monday Golf

Sam Choi beat runner-up Merle McGee by eight strokes to win the first flight with a 57 in Monday Golf group play on May 21 at the Baker course.

Choi also had fewest putts for the round.

Paul Cose, Gary Stivers and Bill McKusky had birdies.

McKusky was closest to the pin at the 12th hole.

Bob Munn won the second flight with a solid 58. He was followed by Marv Ballard, 59; Lowell Goltra, 63; Jim Dickerson, 66; and Jim Long, 67.

Dickerson was closest to the flagstick on the third hole and tied Ballard for fewest putts, 33.

For more information and schedule, call McKusky at 277-2164

Shuffleboard Club

This summer, the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1 will be open from 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for members of the Shuffleboard Club and others who want to take up the game.

Shuffleboard is a non-strenuous game played in a heated building on indoor courts.

Twenty-four league games will be played on Friday mornings each week when play starts in late September or early October.

The season ends in March.

There are breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The lessons are free, with regularly scheduled practices, three tournaments, a monthly Friday lunch and several evening social activities. All are invited. The only requirements are closed toe and non-skid shoes.

For more information, call President Carrie Kistner at 300-0285.

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Weekly health, exercise classes

Ageless Grace

The eight-week chair-based exercise program, which addresses 21 specific aging factors, will resume weekly Monday classes at 4:30 p.m. beginning June 18, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Since the exercises are is practiced in a chair, it is perfect for everyone.

To participate, drop in anytime for $5 per session or pay $30 for all eight sessions.

For more information, call Carol Costello at 596-3927.

Beginning Yoga

Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.

For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.


Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby,

Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The fee is $5 per session.

For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.

Monday Intermediate Yoga

Classes are offered each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.

For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter and slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.

For more information, call 430-7143.

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga Classes

Classes are offered from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6,top floor. Attendance both days is not necessary. The fee is $4 a class when paying by the month, or $5 for those who do not attend regulary.

The trainer leads warm-ups, light weight-lifting and standing yoga poses for improved balance.

For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club

Stick exercises, qigong and tai chi chih classes are held from 9:15-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.


Chair classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $5 a class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises.

Mat classes meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Those who attend should bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided.

For additional information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214.

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards.

The fee is $3 a class. People of all fitness levels are welcome. For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.

Chair Exercise

Classes are offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1.

Classes are for men and women at all fitness levels.

For more information, call 493-7063.

Movement for Medical Qigong

Qigong classes are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the fourth Thursday of the month, when the class is held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.

Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, the walking and running club, meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-to-60-minute walk and to train for local races.

For more information, call Tom Pontac, president, at 304-0880

wa-Rite Club

Darlene Gardner, Rosie Andrews and new member Dianne Hart of the Wa-Rite Club were losers of week after dropping two pounds apiece.

Gardner has been a member for 16 years, and she shared some of her wisdom.

When she is tempted to splurge or indulge, she remembers to “protect her progress.”

Everyone knows how hard it is it to take off a pound and how easily it comes back on.

The Food for Thought at the May 25 meeting was: “I’m a Wa-Rite member because I can’t help myself, I can’t do it alone, but, I can learn from others.”

Many members attribute their weight loss and maintenance to the support and advice of other members.

The battle of the bulge is one many struggle with and it’s great to have others for support and continue the fight.

Wa-Rite is a support group for women needing to lose 10 pounds or more.

Annual dues are $10.

Members meet from 9-10 a.m. Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins begin at 8 a.m.

To join the club or visit a meeting, ask for Diana Goins.

For more information, call Margaret Humes at 296-5834.

wellness club

The Leisure World Wellness Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, and 19 in Clubhouse 3, in Room 4.

“The 5W’s of Cannabis” will be the topic on June 5.

A nurse who is an expert on cannabis will be the guest speaker.

She will discuss such topics as the medical benefits; if cannabis can be grown in California; the politics of the drug; and where cannabis products can be purchased in Orange County.


On June 19, Mark Harrington will  share information he gathered at a three-day seminar presented by Dr. John A. McDougall. The seminar covered the ins-and-outs of the vegetarian program to attack cancer. The McDougall approach is to eat healthy.

Harrington will share his solutions to breakfast and healthy lunch ideas he has used for eight years to beat cancer. He will share recipes and his medical guide.

For information, email or

Health Care Center

All residents are invited to a lecture on identity theft at noon on Thursday, June 21, in The Health Care Center Conference Room.

Those who attend should call 795-6204 at least 24 hours prior to the event to reserve a seat.

A staff member will call to confirm reservations.

Medical identity theft is an unfortunate but common reality targeting Medicare beneficiaries.

Thieves use another person’s Medicare number, and may bill Medicare for expensive services that were never provided or overbill for provided services.

This can lead to inaccuracies in medical records, which can mean delayed care or denied services for patients. Learn how Medicare is taking steps to help prevent identity theft, and what consumers can do to keep their information safe and avoid becoming more victims of fraud.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations are not needed. Sugar-free desserts offered on request. Suggested donation, $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

The Los Alamitos senior lunch and bread program offers the same menu from 11:15-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, at the Los Alamitos Youth Center, 10909 Oak St. Suggested donation: $3-$5 for seniors, $5 for people 59 or younger. For reservations, call 430-1073, ext. 526. The month’s menu is posted on bulletin boards in each clubhouse.

Monday, June 4: Baked pollock topped with pico de gallo, Mexican rice, Brussels sprouts, chilled, canned apricots

Tuesday, June 5: Rita’s spinach casserole, romaine salad with red wine vinaigrette, wheat crackers, regular and diet apple crisp.

Wednesday, June 6: Fettuccini, roasted butternut squash with feta cheese and basil, Cobb salad with ranch dressing, regular and diet mini bran muffin trifle.

Thursday, June 7: Stouffer’s macaroni-and-cheese casserole, stewed tomatoes with croutons, California blend vegetables,wheat bread, seasonal fresh fruit.

Friday, June 8: Tortilla soup with strips, Yucatan chicken tacos, two street taco tortillas, ambrosia.

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Special Olympic athletes inspire LWer for 50 years

by Cathie Merz

“They fuel me. They get me inspired,” says Joy Kolesky, Mutual 2, about the athletes who participate in Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics, celebrating its 50th year, is coming to Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB), on June 9-10, culminating the spring season. Joy invites all Leisure Worlders to join in the excitement. Admission and parking are free.

Fifteen years ago Joy stopped by the games at CSULB and was amazed at the uplifting vibration she experienced. There were twice as many volunteers as athletes. As she stood and took it all in, she cried.

She was very comfortable talking to the athletes and they were excited to interact and compete. They love being recognized.

“It is the simple things that really matter to them,” she says.

More than 1,100 Special Olympics Southern California athletes will compete in swimming, athletics, (track and field), basketball and bocce during the two-day event.

Joy is a volunteer coach for a Special Olympics bocce team.

She was introduced to Special Olympics in its infancy. Her brother was in a state developmental center, and she witnessed first-hand how kids and adults alike sent nasty vibrations to those with special needs.

Special Olympics brought programs to the hospital, and she saw how the program ignited the young people and she became a supporter.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. Shriver believed that individuals with intellectual disabilities could excel through involvement in sports. She inspired Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson to establish the California chapter in 1969.

The organization enriches the lives of more than 31,000 of the states’ most vulnerable and under-served population, children and adults with intellectual disabilities, through sports, education and athlete health.

When Joy retired she immediately followed her heart and threw herself into volunteering at Special Olympics, coaching and fundraising.

“Special Olympics enriches the lives of all who participate, the athlete, the coaches, the volunteers and the donors. As a coach of five sports, I have had the privilege and the joy of interacting with positive thinking individuals who are fun loving, purpose driven and accepting of all,” says Joy.

She never played bocce before she began coaching, but now she just loves it.

She coaches two teams that practice on Saturday mornings. The teams compete in three tournaments prior to the Southern California games. “I just love it!,” she says.

In addition to coaching, Joy also plays a major role in the Torch Run, a four-day relay that begins in San Diego and travels throughout cities in Orange County, culminating at the opening ceremonies. The relay is a major fundraiser by law enforcement organizations, including the Sheriff’s Department, local police, SWAT, FBI and the CHP.

She follows the torch in a car and is responsible for keeping it lit along the route. Three torches are rotated during the event. Each torch holds enough fuel to burn for 20-30 minutes and as the end of the burning time nears Joy passes out one of the other two torches to be lit from the one in use so that the flame is not extinguished during the run. She replaces the wicks and refuels the torch to be ready for another transfer.

Law enforcement officers from municipalities along the route participate in teams of 12 with athletes carrying the torch from one city to the next.

Seal Beach Police get the torch at Seal Beach Boulevard at PCH at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The relay team will travel north on PCH to 12th Street and turn south to Ocean Avenue, then onto Main Street heading north back to PCH towards First Street before handing it off for the last leg into CSULB. The run through Seal Beach will last about 30 minutes.

Law enforcement officers are critical to Special Olympics fund raising. Their participation brings attention to the organization through events associated with the Torch Run, including “Tip-A-Cop,” where officers visit local restaurants and go from table to table talking to patrons and collect donations. They also conduct silent auctions and raffles that bring in millions of dollars.

Become a fan in the stands and help support Special Olympics. Visit the sponsor and law enforcement booths offering games and live entertainment and watch a the flag football demonstration. Flag football competition will be included in upcoming games.

For more information on the event, volunteering, fundraising or sponsoring, visit

Southern California Games

June 9-10

California State University, Long Beach

Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.


Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, 3 p.m.


Special experience offered

Joy Kolesky wants to share her exuberance with Leisure World neighbors and friends, so she has organized a special Leisure World honored guest experience for residents who attend the Southern California Special Olympics on Saturday, June 9, on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.

This may include reserved seating for opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.,  a tour of the sports venues and festival, and possibly handing out medals to the athletes.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in the parking structure and lots located off Atherton Street next to the Pyramid.

To take part in and for more information on the special experience, call Joy, 716-8874 or email,


Shredder comes to LW on June 7

The Golden Age Foundation will sponsor free document shredding on Thursday, June 7, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot. Arrive early, as the line for shredding will close at 11:30 a.m.

For better service, remember:

• Remove staples and paper clips

• No electronic devices

• No contaminated bags

Golden Age Foundation also sponsors a small battery disposal. Bring small used batteries to the shredding event for disposal.


Orientation sessions are June 7

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World.

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “A” route, will follow the 10 a.m session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour.

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month.

For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.


Bingo played Sundays, CH 2

Bingo sponsored by a different club each week is played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

The games on Sunday, June 3, will be hosted by the New York Club.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.

Volunteer needed to continue ‘plarn’ mat project

Five years ago Mitzi Winks started a project making sleeping mats for veterans and other needy people who use the sidewalks, parks and beaches for their places to sleep.

The Leisure World group has distributed at least 48 mats.  The first ones were distributed to the Santa Ana Shelter. The project was started mainly to offer comfort, but also to keep the plastic out of the landfill.

Several churches have helped with this project such as Shepherd’s Grove, Little Cottonwood, LW Community Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church. Many friends, family members and residents have answered the call for help.

Jan Krehbiel will no longer be able to organize and gather plastic bags and distribute the finished mats.  She is looking to pass the baton on to someone else.  To volunteer, call Krehbiel, 431-8240. She will supply all of the equipment, paperwork, knowledge and plastic bags that she has to a volunteer.

Krehbiel would like to recognize and show her appreciation to the many people who have helped to make this a success.  Eunice Kurisu crocheted many mats along with Alma Zamzow, Garnet Vyduna, Celest Lowe  and Krehbiel.

It takes about 700 bags cut into strips to crochet one mat. Many people cut the bags into strips of plastic and loop them together to make balls of plastic “plarn.”  We need many workers to do that as well.  Julie Boyd Couch, Peggy McKenzie, Dorothy Kemeny and Victoria Toth help make the plarn. The project could not have been accomplished if it wasn’t for the many people that contributed plastic bags.

“I thank everyone that has made this a successful project,” Krehbiel says. Those who have questions or projects that they are still working on, feel free to call her.

Hopefully someone will be able to continue to make the sleeping mats for the people who need them.


Swap meet, expo scheduled June 16

The GRF Recreation Department will host a Swap Meet and Emergency Expo on Saturday, June 16, in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon.

Vendors who are interested in securing a space should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible. Space will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables are $10 for a single (no half tables; two table limit). Vendors may provide their own canopies as they are not available through GRF.

Come out, meet neighbors and find new and gently used treasures, while learning about emergency preparedness goods and services offered locally.

Inquiries regarding the Emergency Expo may be directed to Eloy Gomez, Safety/Emergency Coordinator at . Inquiries about the event may be directed to the Recreation Department at or at 431-6586, ext. 326.

Sunshine Club

Speakers announced for June

The Sunshine Club will meet tomorrow, June 1, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

The club invites Leisure World leaders and club representatives to introduce their organizations, in addition to a wide variety of specialists from “outside the wall” who share their experiences and ideas with club members.

Four speakers have been lined up for June.

Carole Damoci, GRF vice president, director for Mutual 12 and past president of the LW Historical Society will be the guest on June 8; Duane Graham, CHP, Orange County public information officer from the Westminster office, June 15; Randy Ankeny, GRF executive director, June 22; and Leah Perrotti, Mutual 1 GRF Board director and Recreation Committee chair, will be the guest speaker on June 29.

Topics and details of each speaker’s presentation will be announced in LW Weekly prior to the meeting.

Shareholders should arrive early to guarantee a seat. If arriving late, use the door near the kitchen as to not disturb the speaker.

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program. Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday).

There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.


Members create own Bordeaux blend

The Leisure World Wine Club had another “wine-derful” meeting in May where members experienced “blending.” Each member made their own Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc while identifying their preference – the Bordeaux blend-style from the left or right bank of the Gironde Estuary in France. While this was the most educational meeting, members still had a good time chatting with others while enjoying the art of blending and tasting their creations.

The next meeting is June 6 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will consist of a blind tasting of six different wine varietals; three reds, two whites and a wine from Wisconsin.

Members will be surprised and have fun as they attempt to guess the varietals while munching on four different plates of finger foods served on each table.

The meeting will also include a short talk on the different styles of natural cork and what shelf life they offer wine when bottled.

For more information, Nora Burkel at (707) 486-6672.


Author is guest speaker Sunday

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. Michael Werner, author of the book, “What Can You Believe if You Don’t Believe in God?,” will be the guest speaker.

Werner is past president of the American Humanist Association and currently a member of the AHA chapter, Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear.

Werner points out that humanists who decline to be guided by invisible spirits must decide for themselves how to tell right from wrong—not always an easy task. He believes in knowledge and how humankind can achieve it and he believes in shared human values.


Swap meet, expo scheduled June 16

The GRF Recreation Department will host a Swap Meet and Emergency Expo on Saturday, June 16, in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon.

Vendors who are interested in securing a space should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible. Space will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables are $10 for a single (no half tables; two table limit). Vendors may provide their own canopies as they are not available through GRF.

Come out, meet neighbors and find new and gently used treasures, while learning about emergency preparedness goods and services offered locally.

Inquiries regarding the Emergency Expo may be directed to Eloy Gomez, Safety/Emergency Coordinator at . Inquiries about the event may be directed to the Recreation Department at or at 431-6586, ext. 326.


Members create own Bordeaux blend

The Leisure World Wine Club had another “wine-derful” meeting in May where members experienced “blending.” Each member made their own Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc while identifying their preference – the Bordeaux blend-style from the left or right bank of the Gironde Estuary in France. While this was the most educational meeting, members still had a good time chatting with others while enjoying the art of blending and tasting their creations.

The next meeting is June 6 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will consist of a blind tasting of six different wine varietals; three reds, two whites and a wine from Wisconsin.

Members will be surprised and have fun as they attempt to guess the varietals while munching on four different plates of finger foods served on each table.

The meeting will also include a short talk on the different styles of natural cork and what shelf life they offer wine when bottled.

For more information, Nora Burkel at (707) 486-6672.


All U.S. veterans invited to picnic

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) invites all U.S. veterans and their loved-ones living in LW to its annual picnic on July 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.

The picnic is held to express gratitude to all U.S. veterans for their unselfish service to keep the freedom, which we all enjoy. Come and meet old friends and reminisce about old times.

All registered veterans will receive a token gift.

To register and more informantion, call Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597, or Ren Villanueva, 493-1406 or (323) 854-6209.


Korean War vets will be honored

The Korean American Association of Seal Beach Leisure World will honor Korean War veterans for their sacrifice and dedication during the service of Korean War, 1950-1953, at a dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, in Clubhouse 2. All Korean War veterans are invited.

A catered Korean barbecued dinner will be served and gifts given to each veteran. The Korean-American Chorale will sing “Armed Forces – The Pride of America!,” translated into Korean, and also other familiar songs to entertain the veterans.

Early arrival for parking is recommended. A large number of Korean American Association members is expected.

RSVP is required by calling Anna Derby at 301-5339 before Friday, June 8.

Gina Notrica performs sound check concert

Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, will do a test run of the new, state-of-the-art Amphitheater sound system at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22, while presenting the popular Gina Notrica and her pop rock band. Notrica has graced both the Amphitheater stage and played at GRF special events.

Leisure World families are welcome to attend and may invite friends. Information inquiries may be directed to


LW blogs about ‘Little Ships’ role

Ron Stahl, Mutual 7, has written a blog about the role little ships played in World War II.

During WWII Stahl served on a a wooden Miki-Miki Large Tug in the U.S. Army Transportation Service, which later became the Army Transportation Corps (Water Division) affectionately called “The Little Ships.” It was the largest sea-going force on earth; larger even than the U.S. Navy at its peak and included more bottoms (hulls)…. greater tonnage, and operated around the globe in more areas than any other maritime entity.

He participated in operation “Mulberry,” a massive secret operation in which large concrete caissons were constructed in Scotland and England and towed to Channel ports to await their delivery for the construction of two artificial harbors designed to provide shelter for the landings until a major seaport could be secured. Tugs of every size and description participated.

“OPERATION MULBERRY” was kept a secret for many years but merchant seamen and the men of the ATS eventually received recognition for their service 45 years later.

To read about the role of the Army Transportation Corps (Water Division) visit Stahl’s blog at

HCC hosts birthday party for LW patients

Alice Martasin, longtime resident of Leisure World and patient at The Health Care Center (HCC), turned 100 years old on May 28.

When asked about her secret to living for so long, she happily answered, “Getting daily exercise using a rolling pin!” As the Alice’s health care provider, the HCC was excited to celebrate this special birthday milestone with her and other members of the Leisure World community.

The HCC invited Alice along with other HCC patients who also shared birthdays in May, to gather together at the center for a special birthday celebration on May 24.

Members of the HCC staff joined the attendees as they spent the early afternoon playing bingo, and enjoying birthday cake, refreshments, with a side of smiles and laughter. A couple of the birthday celebrants even brought along members of their families, including Julie Holbrook who came to the party accompanied by her son Ron. Beatrice “B” Roth, 97 years old, brought her daughter to share in the fun.

Whether you are turning 65 or even 100, the HCC believes that every birthday is special and deserves to be celebrated. That is why it is happy to introduce the new birthday program for its patient-family. HCC patients will be invited to attend a special birthday party at the HCC during their birthday month. Patients’ friends and family are welcome to partake in an afternoon of music, cake, games and prizes. This monthly program is just a small way the HCC can show its appreciation for all its valued patients.

HCC patients with birthdays in the month of June can look forward to receiving an invitation in the mail for June Birthdays Celebration at The Health Care Center. The Health Care Center providers and staff, wish all those with upcoming birthdays a very special birthday, and best wishes for continued health and happiness.

The HCC is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. The HCC provides LW residents with convenient access to primary and specialty care. Most insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call 493-9581.


Facebook class taught June 4

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.

• Monday, June 4, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

11 a.m. – Viruses and Internet Security (Bague)

Noon – Facebook (Bague)

Classes are free, but donations to pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials are welcome.

For computer information, call Bague, (714) 267-7871 or Sacks, 431-8050; for eBay information, contact Smith at


Facebook for beginners is topic June 21

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on Facebook for beginners at the Thursday, June 21, meeting.

The second topic will be a refresher course on how to use the LWSB website to look up LW community activities.

The Computer Friends Club meets every third Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 4:30 -6 p.m.

Classes, presentations and Membership are free. All are welcome.

For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.

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LWers traveled 2,000 miles in desert southwest

by Jane Nam

LW contributor

Over 20 Leisure World residents boarded a bus to explore unchartered places in Mojave, Sonora and Chihuahua deserts. The long distance trip included exploration of Saguaro National Park and Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, White Sand National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Guadalupe Mountain in Texas. On the way back, we stopped in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at the Meteor Crater in Arizona. The tour covered over 2,000 miles in a week.

The bus trip was arranged by Lucky Tour, Inc. The tour guide had an extensive geological and historic knowledge of the places visited. She also had a special gift of making all the seniors feel good during that tiring bus ride, averaging 400 miles a day. She cared for her passengers as if she was traveling with her own mother and father. She was witty, chatty and funny.

A memorable experience was exploring the Chiricahua Mountains with their pipe-organ like rock formation, and an awesome view of a panoramic rock formation behind a balanced rock. It was spectacular.

When we entered White Sand Beach, we thought we were in a Siberian snow storm. White Sand is 150,000 acres of gypsum grains, covering 300 square miles.

Another experience was touring Carlsbad Caverns, a UNESCO designated world heritage site.

Spending a few hours at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum at Santa Fe was moving experience. The museum explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s life, work process, and place among American iconic artists. She lived life on her own terms, creating and painting, and forged a life no other can replicate.

The tour was tiring but fascinating.

On the Go

Day Trips

The Huntington Library and Gardens, Becoming America Exhibit– May 24, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise, Nature Center – June 2, $89 with picnic lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Fantasy Springs – June 6, $25, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Tibbies Cabaret Theater, “Viva Las Vegas” – June 10, $109 with dinner, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Tanaka Farms – June 12, $78, includes lunch at Buca di Peppo, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Pauma Casino – June 13, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Glendale Center Theatre, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – June 30, $99 with lunch at Tam O’Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Pala Casino – June 27, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Gail Levitt, 596-1346

Candlelight Theatre, “Legally Blonde, The Musical” – July 7, $119 with lunch and champagne, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Harrah’s Rincon – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

Pechanga Casino – Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips

Portland Roses & Oregon Trails–six-day tour, June 6-11, Rose Festival Parade, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Astoria. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin – June 24-27, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede – eight-day tour, July 12-19, featuring the Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Rhone River, France – Oct. 21-28, Wendy Souza, Viking Lyon/Avignon, (808)254-9085

Cuba-Caribbean Cruise – 10-day tour, Nov. 9-19, Half Moon Bay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Havana, Cuba, and Cienfuegos, Cuba, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, 598-1849

Pala Casino trip planned June 27

The American Legion, Post 327, will escort a trip to Pala Casino on Friday, July 27. The bus will depart from Clubhouse 4 at 8:30 a.m.

All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome to attend.

For information and reservations, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.


Top summer getaways announced

To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub compared 100 metro areas across 40 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal.

Top 20 Summer Travel Destinations

1 Washington, DC

2 Orlando, FL

3 Austin, TX

4 Chicago, IL

5 Atlanta, GA

6 Cincinnati, OH

7 Dallas, TX

8 Oklahoma City, OK

9 Las Vegas, NV

10 Houston, TX

11 New York, NY

12 Los Angeles, CA

13 Tampa, FL

14 St. Louis, MO

15 Salt Lake City, UT

16 Richmond, VA

17 San Antonio, TX

18 Philadelphia, PA

19 Knoxville, TN

20 Pittsburgh, PA

Best vs. Worst

The average flight to a popular summer destination costs $319, lasts three hours and 57 minutes and has 0.4 connections.

The Las Vegas metro area is the most attractive destination on the West Coast and the Washington, D.C., metro area on the East Coast.

Florida and Texas are home to the top summer destinations in the U.S., each with at least two metro areas in the top 15. Oppositely, Pennsylvania has one of the largest number of most unpopular summer destinations.

The Oklahoma metro area has the lowest nightly rate for a three-star hotel room, $43, which is five times less expensive than in New Orleans, the metro area with the highest at $214.


Two trips scheduled to see Angels

GRF Recreation has added two more GRF bus trips to Angel Stadium to see the Angels.

The first trip is Tuesday, July 10, vs. Seattle Mariners and includes a Mike Trout shirt giveaway item to all in attendance.

The second trip on Aug. 7 vs. the Detroit Tigers, includes a Mike Trout birthday shirt for all in attendance.

Tickets are $35 each and include bus transportation to the stadium.

For more information, call Thomas Fileto, 431-6586, ext. 324, or email

Tickets may be purchased in the GRF Recreation Department, Building 5, first floor, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Around Town

The Seal Beach 2018 Be More Healthy Expo, sponsored by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Seal Beach Pier on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A shuttle bus will be provided from Leisure World, departing every 30 minutes from the Amphitheater Hub between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The last shuttle will depart from near Eisenhower Park at 2:30 p.m.


On Saturday, July 21, Honoring Our Fallen, Inc. will host its classic car cruise and car show.  The annual charity event begins with an exclusive tour of Automobilia, a private classic and vintage car collection showroom in North Long Beach, with doughnuts and coffee.  All registered cars will cruise and caravan through Long Beach to raise awareness to the needs of families who have lost a loved one abroad or at home while serving in the military or as a first responder.

The cars will roll through Long Beach passing Rosie the Riveter Park, the home of the Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Wall, that honors over 6,800 soldiers, airmen, marines and responders whohave paid the ultimate sacrifice post 9/11.

The car cruise (rain or shine)  will conclude and park for the car show at 11 a.m. at the Long Beach Marina. Music, food, vendors, door prizes and awards end at 3 p.m.

To support this home grown charity, go to  to register a classic car.  Four people to a car may cruise.

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Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $11 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.


Pettey, Steven Howard


Steven Howard Pettey, 74, of Mutual 3 died May 25, 2018.

Steven was born Sept. 5, 1943, to Howard and Edna Pettey in Long Beach, California.

He graduated from Long Beach Poly High School, Class of 1961. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach, in engineering.

He worked as a mechical and electrical engineer at Boeing and Rockwell as well as other engineering firms.

He moved to Leisure World from Los Alamitos in 2015.

He married Judith Hileman, Mutual 3 director, in 2016.

In LW he enjoyed the Clubhouse 6 Hospitality Center.

Steven is survived by his wife, Judith Hileman; brother, Jon Pettey; nephew, John Pettey, Jr.; and great-niece Mia Pettey.Through his marriage he gained a son, Anthony (Debbie) Raino; daughter, Kathleen Jacobson; and grandchildren, Amanda Raino, Anthony Raino, Travis Persong, Crystal Tovar and Joseph Jones; and great grandchildren, Kali Webster, Giovanni Tovar and Olivia Tovar.

A memorial service officiated by Micheal Heinle and Nicole Von Atzingen will be held at 1 p.m. on June 16 at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.


Thompson, Foster Eugene


Foster Eugene Thompson, Mutual 15, died May 14, 2018.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1931 in Dixon, Illinois,where he was also raised. He graduated from Wheaton College, and married Nancy Andrews.

He joined the Air Force and started his family of three children. He was stationed in California and transitioned into civil service. He worked as a mathematician for 40 years at Edwards AFB until retirement.

He relocated to Seal Beach Leisure World in 1996 and was a building captain for Mutual 15.

Foster enjoyed tennis, playing pool, card games, bird watching, animals, the Astronomy Club, and RV traveling with his wife.

He attended and volunteered at church from an early age, including singing in choirs.

He accepted Jesus as his Savior as a young boy and walked with the Lord closely his whole life.

His family is comforted with the knowledge that he is in heaven now.

He was predeceased by his parents, Foster A. and Emma Thompson; and sister, Aletha Thompson Nordman.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Andrews Thompson; sister, Tamara (Dwayne) Thompson Siex; brother, Robin (Anita) Thompson; daughters, Laurie (Ed) Peterson, and Julie (Roger) Nordman; and son, Foster “Andy” (Myra) Thompson; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Smith, Billy Mike


Billy Mike Smith, Mutual 6, passed from this life on May 18, 2018.

He leaves behind his wife, Jeanene Smith; son, Tony Smith and wife Laurie; and three grandchildren Michael, Shay and Erin.

His smile and sweet spirit brightened all he knew and we will miss him.


In Memoriam

Deborah Schauweker  50

Fannie Mae Wright  88

Jean Dunford  88

Lloyd Evans  93

Naomi Lewis  68

Eric Samao  24

Ronald Lachner  76

Clifford Redd  74

John Kimball  70

David Niemiec  56

Dorothy Johnson  91

Harvey Sweezey Jr

Belva Stratton  89

James Hardeman  78

Robert Barb  75

Robert Bernhagen  79

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


We will be at the Life Options Expo, Saturday, June 2.

—paid obituary

Foster, Robert Keith

1927 – 2018

A military memorial service for Robert Keith Foster, 91, Mutual 2, will be held at Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California, on June 2, at 11 a.m.

Robert died April 21, 2018.


McCarthy, Michel Ann

1948 – 2018

A memorial service will be held for Michel Ann McCarthy, drummer for Abilene, on Saturday, June 2, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, at 9 a.m. A reception will follow from noon-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

Michel, Mutual 7, passed away in her home on April 26.

The Obituaries deadline is 4 p.m.,

Monday, prior to the Thursday publication.


Obituary Notices


with photos attached as jpg files.

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Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 06/14




Tel-Support TV Handyman Setup, Mounting and Trouble-shooting. Call: 714-263-6240. CA LICENSE #531319. 08/02



New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.



Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.

Seal Beach License #NOW0001



Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 08/02





(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 06/14


Windows, skylights, storages, patios, and gardens. Other jobs. (714) 623-0874. 07/26


Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19.




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 ears in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 08/02









CLEANING $33 per room.

562-658-9841. 06/14

Leisure World

Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-296-5040, 562-296-8782.


Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.


Keith Bague, Founder of the Computer Friends Club will NOW offer a service by phone at no charge to the LW community. This free service will be available for up to 15 minutes per call. Services include: guidance and advice on purchases and problem solving. Keith has a Computer Science (BS) Degree UC, Irvine, is Microsoft Certified, 39 years experience. 714-267-7871.



Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.



Sewing Clothing Alterations. Home Decor, 40 yrs Experience. References. Call Lynde 714-313-1937. 06/07


Christine’s Hair Service In-your-home hair care for men and women. 20 years of experience in Leisure World. Call 714-603-1213. Seal Beach License KK335182. 07/05


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 06/07


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 07/12


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon.

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 06/14



For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 07/12



Available 24/7

Experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctors appointments & errands.

949-899-7770. 06/14


Need Caring Caregiver?

Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/09


Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor’s. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09


Carmen cares! Compassionate and sensitive, non-medical experienced caregiver. Personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, runs errands, transportation, cooking. Hourly.

562-287-9349, 9 am – 7 pm. Seal Beach License #CAR0011. 05/31



Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/28/18



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appoint-ments, references , fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911 Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 07/12

I will care for male or female. Experienced. I do light housekeeping, cook, Dr. appt., grocery shopping and all other needs.

Call 562-370-4544. 06/21



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 07/12


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006. 07/12


LW Resident needed to be a companion to a disabled Mutual 12 woman, for 12 hours a day.

562-493-7060. 05/31






Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/23


Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 07/26


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/21



General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/09


General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001. Call 562-505-1613. 08/02



Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19


Darrell’s Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. State Contractor’s License #741588. 714-906-7046. 08/02




Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/21



Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.

License #CIP0001 06/14


Let the Computer Coach Help! Learn as you work on your crafts, photos, graphics, email, buying, selling, accounting, investing, home office setup, Windows and more! Seal Beach Business License BRO0001. Travis 562-502-7302 06/14


Feel great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-943-0205 07/19


Enhance Your



Every Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Essentrics® Aging Backwards

Seal Beach Senior Center

Classes open 6/22 through 8/17

Sponsored by City of

Seal Beach Recreation Dept.

Questions: Call 562-879-1954



INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.

(562) 881-2093. 06/07


Electric Carts/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale


Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/21/19


EV Rider Easy Move Folding Travel Scooter. Brand new. Original price $1,700, selling for $1,000.

Call 310-484-9600 to see it! 05/31


Pride Victory 10 electric scooter, 4-wheel, 400lb capacity, extra back basket. Color: viper blue. Good condition. $1,200.

Call 562-788-7962. 05/31


Trailers Wanted

2007 through 2011 Toyota Camry LE with VIN number starting with a ‘J’. Will pay cash for car. Please call 562-818-7350. 05/31



Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 08/16


Trailers FOR SALE

Beautiful condition 2016 Ford Fusion. Low mileage. Assume payments. No down.

Call David. 562-493-8855. 05/31


1996 Honda Passport E. 4 doors drive. Good condition. Needs a compressor. Radio doesn’t work. $700 OBO. 562-216-0988.



Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 06/21




Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/28




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 08/23


WANTED Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash.

Call 562-277-5909. 05/31


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $30 per month. 928-733-7352. 05/31


Wanted – Carport Space in Mutual #1 or #2. No storage needed. I will pay $40 per mo. 562-320-7511. 05/31


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 10. 562-588-3014. 06/14


3 Wheel golf pushcart, golf bag, womans golf clubs, size 7 golf shoes, 10 16 bowling ball/bag. Custom 9’2’’ surfboard w/cover 562-252-2084 or prefure


For Sale Beige electric lift recliner $400. OBO. Small Burgundy recliner $100. 5 piece brown wicker patio set $200. 651-261-6308. 05/31


Red toile custom day bed cover+skirt. $35. 562-493-2147. 05/31


For sale Lazyboy extra large luxury lift power recliner. Great condition. Like new. $750. 951-283-0961. 05/31


Free dark red sofa very good condition. Sits three. 1801 St. John Rd. #40E. 562-430-9584. Leave message.


LOST Nalgene brand water bottle w/light blue cap, at Amphitheater parkign lot on Memorial Day. $5 reward. 562-331-1649. 05/31


LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/14


Porch Sale 5/31 Thurs. only. 9-3. Walker, new queen electric blanket. Lots of misc. to buy. M. 3, 12C.


ESTATE SALE: Mutual 5, 121H. 13500 WENTWORTH LANE, June 2, Saturday, from 9-2. Queen bed, hutch, writing desk, lage coffee table, glass shelves, 2 round end tables, large white leather sofa, paper shredder, glass kitchen table, books, womens clothes, knickknacks, kitchen items. Please stop by!

Jill Knobloch. 510-219-6571.


LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/14





1791 St. John Unit 50-K

Mutual 16

Carport 10, Space 11

Super clean 2-bedroom/1-bath, approximately 800 sq. ft. with large private front porch overlooking the greenbelt. Upgrades include newer dual paned windows and sliders with laminate flooring


Call or text Chad 714.524.2423

BRE #00993554 06/14


Quiet, Desirable

Interior Location


Owner Motivated !

1371 Pelham #66K, Mutual 6

Carport #75, Stall #2

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath FIXER!

Make it your own.

Greenbelt view.

Broker: Mark Kachigan

(562) 225-4848

CalBRE#00644779 06/07


Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,

(360) 319-4095. 06/14

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