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JFTB and cities formalize July 4 fireworks at the base

Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) Cmdr. Col. Julian Bond signed agreements with Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and City Manager Bret Plumlee May 21, formalizing the traditional July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and the 2019 renewal of the Race on the Base—the largest reverse triathlon in the country—at the California Army National Guard’s largest base in Southern California.

The 31st Annual Fireworks Spectacular, jointly produced by the cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach and the community of Rossmoor, will honor military service members and celebrate the nation’s 242nd birthday.

More than 14,000 spectators from throughout Southern California are expected to attend.

The Race on the Base will mark its 38th running on Feb. 22-23, 2019.

It serves as both a signature event for the City of Los Alamitos and one of JFTB’s major public outreach efforts. Races include a pair of reverse triathlons, plus the “Honoring Our Fallen” 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Glow in the Dark Whimsical Fun Run.

“The California National Guard is a community-based organization, and the support our citizen soldiers receive from the neighbors we serve is heartfelt, genuine and very much appreciated,” said Bond. “Accordingly, we are pleased to acknowledge their outstanding support through our commitment to extend these great community partnerships.”

For additional information, contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at 795-2096 or

GRF ballot count results announced

A special meeting of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, for the purpose of starting the counting process for the election of GRF Directors representing even-numbered Mutuals.

The results of the ballot count are as follows, with the winner’s name in bold type:

• Mutual Two Paul C. Pratt, 341; Paula K. Snowden, 333. Quorum only: 8. Abstain: 2.

• Mutual Four Marsha Gerber, 172; Quorum only: 4. Abstain: 7.

• Mutual Six Susan Hopewell, 174. Quorum only: 1. Abstain: 2.

• Mutual Eight Suzanne Fekjar, 112. Quorum only: 1. Abstain: 3.

• Mutual Ten Ronde Winkler, 147. Quorum only: 2. Abstain: 0.

• Mutual Twelve No candidate.

• Mutual Fourteen Barry Lukoff, 166. Quorum only: 4. Abstain: 4.

• Mutual Sixteen No candidate.

The minutes of the June 5 board meeting will be published in the LW Weekly upon approval at the regular July Board meeting.

Shredding service is today

The Golden Age Foundation sponsors a free shredding service from 10 a.m.-noon on June 7 in the parking lot of Clubhouse 2.

Arrive early as the line will close at 11:30 a.m. For more efficient service, shareholders should remove staples and paper clips. No electronic devices or contaminated bags will be accepted, but small used batteries can be disposed of.

GAF presents $15,000 to the GRF for a garden

On May 22, Golden Age Foundation Vice President Lynn Baidack presented a check for $15,000 to the Golden Rain Foundation for a serenity garden at the new Leisure World Mission Park.

Mission Park, located behind Clubhouse 2, will consist of a multipurpose court and picnic area in addition to the serenity garden.

“This check represents the many residents, clubs, churches and local contractors that generously participated in the Donor Wall Project sponsored by Golden Age Foundation,” said Baidack.

She presented the check to Leah Perrotti, the GRF board director representing Mutual 1.

The GAF extends special appreciation to its major donors Koffel’s Food Services and M.J. Jurado Contractors.

Sign up for Pageant of the Masters excursion

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to an evening performance of the 2018 Pageant of the Masters on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Tickets are limited. Residents should reserve theirs as soon as possible as this event sold out last year despite the addition of a second show.

In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set up their easels outdoors and reveled in the natural beauty to be found as far as the eye could see.

In the 2018 show, “Under the Sun,” theatrical magic, live music and light-hearted storytelling will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration.

There will be no shortage of fun and surprises as the Pageant acknowledges two local milestones: the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts and the 100th anniversary of Laguna Art Museum. This will be an exciting salute to a world of “art that lives and breathes” beneath the stars in the Pageant’s beautiful amphitheater.

Seating will be in the main tier, which offers an ideal perspective of the performance.

People with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase additional tickets for their caregivers or assistants.

Tickets are $75, including bus fare. Payment must be made at the time of reserving seats and is non-refundable. Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, lower level, on weekdays, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All payment forms are accepted. For more information, call 431-6586, ext. 326, or email

Donations sought for Multicultural Mini-Library

The GRF Recreation Department has plans to open a Multicultural Mini-Library/Resource Center in Building 5 and is seeking donations of foreign-language books.

Leisure World clubs and organizations that represent different cultures are needed to collect books in native languages, help organize them in the library and volunteer time to assist residents in navigating the space.

The Korean American Association, represented by Anna Derby of Mutual 5, has offered to oversee the implementation of this project and to provide some of the needed volunteers. Ideally, all cultures represented in Leisure World would participate in this project.

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 398, or

Group tickets are not available for Elton’s final tour

On May 24, the LW Weekly published a query asking if people would be interested in going to an Elton John concert in 2019 to determine if, despite high prices, it would be worthwhile to consider hosting a trip.

The excursion would have been by bus from Leisure World to the Honda Center. The Recreation Department has since learned from the concert promoter that no group sales are available and sales to one address are being severely limited. Because of these restrictions, the GRF cannot book tickets for this event.

Individual residents can still contact the Honda Center Box Office at (714) 704-2400 to purchase tickets. The Recreation Department regrets any disappointment this may have caused.

Bathroom upgrade application workshop is June 22

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 your 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.

LW Library hosts a day of games June 19

Join the Leisure World 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 is necessary.

Come down and challenge the library staff to a game or bring your neighbors and friends to what will be “the funfest of the year,” said Library Operations Supervisor Vanessa Morris. “Game day events are a great way to pull residents together in a very positive and enjoyable way, while connecting and collaborating with others.”

Surprising benefits of playing board games include better memory, increased cognitive function, a lower risk of mental illness, lower blood pressure and a stronger immune system.

CH 1 closed for interior painting

Clubhouse 1 will be closed through June 15 for interior painting.

All club reservations have been canceled.

The Saturday Night Dance on June 9 will start at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

The rock band, One for the Road, will be featured.

The weekly dance will resume meeting in Clubhouse 1 June 16.


The Art Room in Clubhouse 4 is closed through Friday, June 7, for new lighting to be installed.

Naples and Finbars on hiatus

Due to the closure of Clubhouse 1 for interior painting, Finbar’s 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. There is no service on the fifth Mondays of the month.

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

World Oceans Day is June 8

Ever since the United Nations declared June 8 to be World Oceans Day in 2002, people and groups from around the world have celebrated the ocean and taken steps to protect it. Now, with the ocean facing more threats than ever, it’s time for all of us to come together to protect a treasured marine environment.

Take action on World Oceans Day 2018 by reducing consumption of plastics with a “ZeroPlasticLunch.” Plastic pollution represents one of the greatest threats to the ocean health. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter marine waters, wreaking havoc on wildlife and ecosystems. That’s why the theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

Here are 10 easy things you can do to reduce your plastic footprint and help keep plastics out of the marine environment:

• Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water. Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices.

• Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other “disposable” plastics. Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at potlucks or take-out restaurants.

• Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box.

• Bring your to-go mug with you to the coffee shop, smoothie shop or restaurants that let you use them. A great way to reduce lids, plastic cups and/or plastic-lined cups.

• Go digital! No need for plastic CDs, DVDs and jewel cases when you can buy your music and videos online.

• Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on.

• If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics.

•Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates.

•Volunteer at a beach cleanup. Surfrider Foundation Chapters often hold cleanups monthly or more frequently.

• Support plastic bag bans, polystyrene foam bans and bottle recycling bills.

People can also join the March for the Ocean. On Saturday, June 9, ocean advocates will assemble in Washington, D.C., and sister events around the country to March for the Ocean. Those who can’t make it to the march are encouraged to “Wear Blue for the Ocean” to show their support in local communities and on social media. For more information go to and engage with #MarchForOcean on your favorite social channels.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

Christine Barnes of Mutual 12 was surprised to receive notification by mail that she won $2.5 million by finishing second in the “Publishers Clearing House (PCH) super cash giveaway.”

Enclosed was a check for $6,742 “to cover insurance and attorney fees.” In turn, she would send a personal check.

Barnes refused to bite on the offer, obviously a scam and not the authentic PCH.

The scammer requested that the LWer call back at a 647 number (in Canada) before depositing the check that wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on.


Pam Wilson of Mutual 12 received an email from Apple ID that indicated she needed to update her account information.

“ That’s a good one since I don’t have an Apple account and I don’t use Apple,” she said.

It was another “shotgun” scam. If you shoot enough shells, one will land.

Wilson wisely refused to open the email.

“Geez, these people just don’t give up,” said Wilson.

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.


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.

Guest speaker will be Joy Kolesky, a volunteer coach of the Southern California Special Olympics games set for Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

Admission and parking are free.

Kolesky will bring Jenny Skin-

Senior Patriots

All are invited to meet veterans Ed Gaza and Jeff Merrick, who will share their experiences with deported veterans at the 1 p.m. meeting of Senior Patriots of Peace on Friday, June 8, in Clubhouse 4.

Gaza is a U.S. Army Purple Heart retiree and Merrick is still serving in the U.S. Air Force after 20 years.

They are members of Veterans for Peace, an organization that provides services for newly deported veterans, helping them integrate into the community while searching for legal avenues to return to the U.S.

The men will present a slide show of their experiences while visiting veterans in Tijuana at the United U.S. Deported Veterans Office.

A question-and-answer-period will follow the presentation.

Those living outside of Leisure World who don’t have a guest pass for entry are asked to 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.

Available at bargain prices will be kitchenware, shoes, linens, lamps, pictures, books, small appliances, holiday decorations, and tools.

A boutique table will be available for shoppers looking for jewelry and specialty glassware.

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

– Maureen Habel

Woman’s Club

by Nancy Barber
LW contributor

The next Woman’s Club card party and luncheon will be held on Friday, June 15 in Clubhouse 2.

Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

Luncheon tickets are sold according to assigned table number.Reserved lunch tickets are payable at the door.

Individual luncheon tickets are $11. Tickets for a table of four may be purchased by one person for $44.

Regularly attending card players must be current club members to participate.

Regular players do not need to make reservations to play bridge or canasta. However, to play a game other than bridge or canasta, reservations must be made for a table and lunch.

To cancel, change,or make a new reservation, call Judy Belladella at 598-1784 by 6 p.m. June 12.

If substitute players for bridge or canasta are needed, members can call Joyce Bissell at 596-0148 for the names of available substitutes.


Members of the American Legion Post and Auxiliary 327, their sons and guests are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18, in Clubhouse 4 .

The Post and Auxiliary will install new officers for 2018-2019.

The Auxiliary will also present its Woman of the Year award.

To make a reservation, call Geri McNulty at 673-1725. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased by June 15.


The Auxiliary’s board will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8, in Clubhouse 3, Room.

Discussion topics will include the luncheon and summer activities.

Members are invited to help make paper poppies at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Clubhouse 6.

Leisure World women who enjoy crafting are invited to attend.

Dues for post members are now payable. Send $45 to Sandy Goldfarb, finance officer.

Auxiliary members should send $30 to Jean Sudbeck, president elect.

Senior Smart Driver

AARP will offer the next Senior Smart Driver refresher class from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, June 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

To qualify for the four-hour class, residents must have completed an eight-hour class within the past three years, and their insurance company must agree to their eligibility.

The classes teach defensive driving to adults 50 or older.

Residents may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premiums upon completion of the course.

An eight hour class (two four hour sessions) are scheduled from 1-5 p.m. on July 16-17.

Residents should bring valid driver’s licenses, AARP  membership cards and a check or money order only for $15 (or $20 for non-members).

Cash cannot be accepted.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Christina Turkowiak at 431-8038 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday only.

– Sandy Esslinger

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outside the wall

by Les Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

Older Americans Month was welcomed in May with a report from Lance Robertson, Administration on Aging assistant secretary. Lance, who celebrates the diversity of older Americans, encourages people to work together to support and value people over 65.

The report shows that one in seven Americans are 65 or older. In 2020, this fast growing segment

of the population will number more than 56 million people.

In this increasingly diverse and vital group are treasured family members,skilled professionals, seasoned adventurers, and wise advisors. They are our connections to history, and guides for the future.

Research suggests that seniors who are socially engaged also are healthier, mentally and physically according to the report. That’s why the Administration on Aging is committed to supporting older adults with the tools and services they need to continue to engage in their communities.

Through the national aging network and with the help of advocates and partners from the public and private sectors, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is working to connect seniors and their families to the system of services and supports available.

That will help them remain healthy, live independently, prevent abuse and neglect, support caregivers and enable them to work together to expand employment opportunities for seniors.

Letter to the Editor


As most residents know we have been advised by our mutual directors that we can only water our small patch of our garden on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m.-9 a.m. That is the area not covered by sprinklers.

I’m sure I’m not the only resident who uses a timer and soaker hose. The timer can only be set for frequency of hours or daily….i.e. every two or three days, etc.

I wonder if the city/Leisure World or anyone else knows how to solve the problem.

I don’t want our mutual to be fined for a shareholder watering on the wrong day. Many of us travel, visit grandchildren and are not home and/or physically able to manually water our gardens.

Judy Carter-Johnson

Mutual 4

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.

The Mutual 1 Board of Directors and Committee Chair Phil Singer thank the shareholders who attended the town hall meeting plus Tee Grey and Mary Lee of Nevin’s Doughnuts in Los Alamitos for providing refreshments.

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 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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NWPC – Orange County president is guest June 20

Dems and friends are invited to chart the path forward as election results are reviewed at the Leisure World Democratic Club’s next membership meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

The club is delighted to, once again, host guest speaker Sherri Loveland, president of the National Women’s Political Caucus – Orange County. The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process, and Loveland is well-positioned to assess the current political landscape.

Those attending the June 20 meeting are invited to arrive at Clubhouse 4 as early as noon to interact with members of the club’s board during what has come to be known as “Bring Your Own Lunch Facilitated Discussions.”

Josh Lowenthal, a frequent and welcomed guest at club events, will be the featured speaker for the club’s annual fundraiser on July 14 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Josh is the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for election to the California Assembly, representing an area that includes Leisure World. More details about the fundraiser and Josh Lowenthal can be found at

People who are interested in joining the club can call Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816. Membership information can also be found at the club’s website, by emailing, or by attending the next membership meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Mutual 2 Annual Meeting, election is tomorrow, CH 4

The Mutual 2 annual meeting will be held tomorrow, June 8, in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m. Mutual 2 shareholders who haven’t voted, should bring their ballots to the meeting. They can be turned in there at 10 a.m. and still be counted.

A quorum of ballots does not have to be met for the election to be valid. While the votes are being tallied, a light lunch will be served.

Following the annual meeting, the board will gather for an organizational meeting to elect the 2018-2019 officers.

All Mutual 2 shareholders are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Myrna Baker, president, 430-2313; or Sandy Esslinger, vice president, 430-2891.

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 below in the LW Weekly if you wish to address the Board during the Annual Meeting.

Joy Reed, Corporate Secretary

Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors



CLUBHOUSE FOUR -Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 2:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Membership Participation by Pre-arrangement

5. Minutes of the Annual Meeting of June 13, 2017

6. Introduction of Present Directors

7. Introduction of Newly Elected Directors

8. A Year in Review

a. Architectural Design and Review Committee

b. Communications Committee

c. Executive Committee

d. Finance Committee

e. Mutual Administration Committee

f. Physical Property Committee

g. Recreation Committee

h. Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

j. Management Services Ad Hoc Committee

k. RV Lot Ad Hoc Committee

l. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

m. Corporate Secretary

n. Los Alamitos Medical Center Advisory Council

o. All other Directors:

Bob Crossley

Tony Dodero

Irma Heinrichs

Paul Pratt

Paula Snowden

Richard Stone

Ronde Winkler

9. President’s Report

10. Executive Director’s Report

11. Announcements

12. Adjournment

GRF Board

Executive Session

1:00 p.m. June 8, 2018

Administration Conference Room

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”




CLUBHOUSE FOUR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 – approximately 3 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Announcements

4. Shareholder/Member Comments

Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, 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

5. Election of Board of Directors’ Officers

6. Adjournment

Schedule of Mutual Meetings

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:

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.

Monday, June 18 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 9 a.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.

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 meetings.


Leisure World Lost & Found is located in the Security Satellite Office, downstairs in Building 5 behind the LW Health Care Center. Take found items and look for lost ones there.


The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Independence Day,

Wednesday, July 4

Mutual 1, Carports 17-24, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Mutual 17, Building 1, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Labor Day,

Monday, Sept. 3

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Veterans Day, Nov. 12

Mutual 3, Buildings 39-42, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2. Mutual 4, Buildings 54-56, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2.

Thanksgiving Day,

Thursday, Nov. 22

Mutual 11, Carports 130, 131, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Christmas Day,

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Friday,

Dec. 21.

Replace expired decals at CH 5

Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Clubhouse 5. Bring a resident ID card, valid driver’s license, current car registration and insurance card when applying.

Decals are issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, unless the weather is damp.

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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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

Members of the Wa-Rite Club gathered for a business meeting on June 1, but they are still accountable for their gains and hopefully, losses.

Each week, they worry about the scale, knowing they have to reveal their weight to others.

But members are in the weight-loss battle together. They have the same struggles.

They are serious about changing their habits and have fun in the process.

One joked that she knew she was allergic to food because she breaks out in fat after eating.

Another said she lost weight because of all her wandering while lost in Leisure World.

Dorene Young was the queen of the month after losing 10 pounds in May.

Judy Chambers was the loser for the week after dropping 4-1/2 pounds.

The food for thought was that a healthy diet high in raw vegetables, fresh fruit, beans, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds equals fiber and weight loss, so splurge.

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.

Laughter class

Bev Bender will bring her laughter program to the Health Care Center at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Laughter is the best medicine with only positive side effects.

Those who attend will do laughter exercises to make them more energetic. The program is guaranteed to be uplifting.

“Its fun, free and non-fattening,” said Bender.

All residents are invited to attend and bring a friend.

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 11: Chicken fajita with vegetables, Spanish rice and black beans, flour tortilla, regular and diet custard.

Tuesday, June 12: Clam chowder soup with salt-free crackers, Mediterranean tuna salad on bed of spinach, tomato and zucchini salad, chilled tropical fruit mix.

Wednesday, June 13: Sweet and sour pork, brown fried rice, Oriental blend vegetables, regular and diet oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, June 14: Baked chicken drumstick, carrot and raisin salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, whole grain bread, regular and diet fruited gelatin.

Friday, June 15: Oven roast beef with gravy, baked potato with sour cream, green beans, wheat dinner roll, cream pie, fruit cup.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $8 per day for two meals, dessert and beverage. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a complete hot dinner, lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of 1 percent lowfat milk. Contact Lisa

Valdez at 433-0232 or visit Call Amber Scheuring at 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification for the following day.

Monday, June 11: Mandarin sesame chicken bowl, steamed brown rice, Oriental vegetables, fresh cantaloupe chunks, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, creamy cole slaw.

Tuesday, June 12: Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, biscuit, chocolate pudding, Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, June 13: Turkey chili, barley and mushroom pilaf, lemon pepper broccoli, tapioca pudding, sliced peaches, tuna salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, homemade potato salad.

Thursday, June 14: Meat lasagna, dinner roll, zucchini medley, yogurt with peaches and strawberries, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, carrot and raisin salad.

Friday, June 15: Smothered pork roast, mashed sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, watermelon chunks, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon and bleu cheese dressing, crackers.

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.

wellness club

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

Mark Harrington will  share information he gathered at a three-day seminar that covered the details of the vegetarian program to attack cancer.

Harrington will discuss what he eats for breakfast and lunch, food he has consumed for eight years to beat cancer. He will share recipes and his medical guide.

Senior Moments

Baby boomers whose exercise routines have gone bust may be thinking about putting the boom – and a little sweat – back into their lives as they ponder the last half of 2018 that begins next month.

But thinking and doing are two different things.

“In our society, everyone wants a great body,” says Jaime Brenkus, a nationally recognized fitness expert ,“the problem is no one wants to work for it.”

In some cases, baby boomers, those born from 1946 to 1964, many consider themselves “too far gone” to embark on a serious fitness regimen at this stage in life.

Even out-of-shape people in their 50s, 60s and 70s can take manageable strides toward improving their physical wellness.

It’s never too late. Now is the time to set some personal goals in the last half of the year.

For out-of-shape boomers who want to lose weight, feel better, look better, get fit and put that boom back in their lives, here is one easy exercise from a sitting position to get started:

• Sit and get fit. An easy move on a chair will lead to a slimmer, trimmer waistline. Do at least 20 repetitions of each exercise. First, place your hands behind your head, crunch forward and then lean back as far as you can while keeping your feet on the ground. Second, do side bends. Place your hands behind your head again, but this time alternate bending from one side to the other. Third, rotate ther body side to side with more twists. Finally, scoot over to the edge of the chair. Bring both knees into your chest and then lower your legs to the starting position.

How to battle fatigue

Feeling tired is a common complaint people express. Sometimes the self-description morphs into “I feel tired all the time,” and experts say that’s when extreme tiredness becomes better known as fatigue.

Fatigue, when someone lacks energy and feels exhausted mentally or physically, can negatively impact performance at work, family life, and social relationships.

Often, it is not a medical issue, but one that can be reversed by a lifestyle change.

“People would be amazed at how much energy they’d have and how much better they’d feel if they treated themselves better,” said Dr. Raj Gupta, founder of Soul Focus Wellness Center.

“We all have busy lives, but there are simple ways to not let your schedule overwhelm you and make your health suffer as a consequence,” he said.

Stress can lead to fatigue symptoms such as a craving for sweets and salty foods, difficulty sleeping and irritability.

He suggests five ways to fight fatigue and regain energy:

• Run on the right fuel. A busy lifestyle can lead to fast food or carry-out, so preparation is important,.

Energy and production are directly proportional to how you fuel your body. Ideally, your diet should consist of eating approximately five times a day with a combination of complex carbohydrates like fruit and vegetables, plus lean protein.

• Cut caffeine, add water.  Research indicates too much caffeine can cause fatigue. The stimulation wears off and more caffeine is needed to recapture the feelings of energy and clear-headedness.

Cut back on all things containing caffeine, coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. Also, water should be the preferred liquid. “People should drink half their weight in ounces per day; they can be dehydrated and not even know it.

• Get plenty of sleep. Fatigue is often directly related to sleep deprivation. When you sleep is when most of your healing takes place. Without enough sleep, your immune system breaks down. It’s recommended that people get 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Going to bed at the same time each night can lead to good,sound sleep.

• Get regular exercise. Gupta stresses that no matter how busy people are, they need to make time for exercise on a regular basis, ideally for 20 to 30-minute sessions a minimum of four times a week.  Regular exercise helps regulate your mood, makes you sleep more soundly and erases the little mistakes in the diet.

• Body adjustments. The body can come more alive with a chiropractic alignment that provides proper functioning. Chiropractic adjustments to the spinal column relieve the pressure of a choked or pinched nerve caused by the rotated vertebra. A chiropractic adjustment increases one’s vitality and turns up their energy.

– From

Health Care Center

The next workshop in the Tuesday Workshop Series: Life Strategies will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the Health Care Center’s large conference room.

Titled “Dementia 101: Fact vs. Fiction,” the workshop will provide tips for connecting and communicating with people with memory loss.

The discussion will clarify fact from fiction about Alzheimer’s disease.

Space is limited. To attend, call 795-6204

Discover how the free services of Alzheimer’s Orange County can help someone you know with dementia.

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Serving Others

by Maureen Habel

LW contributor

George Koehm has led a most adventurous life. Born on a farm in Illinois, he attended a one-room schoolhouse before becoming one of 36 pupils to graduate from his local high school. As a boy, George joined the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Club, where he earned modest cash awards for his sheep raising projects.

George earned a scholarship to the University of Illinois, but his education was cut short by the war. Farm work was essential to the war effort, so he spent a year working on his family’s farm. Finally able to enlist, he was diagnosed with minimally active tuberculosis, making him ineligible for military service.

He moved to Arizona to improve his health, working as a train clerk on the Southern Pacific Railroad in Douglas. Tired of trying to avoid rattlesnakes on the train tracks, George moved to Leadville, Colorado, where he worked as a chainman digging a tunnel through the Tennessee Pass. He even stayed at the historic Vendome Hotel in Leadville.

George then moved to San Francisco, joined the Merchant Marine, and served on a tanker transporting 100-octane fuel for B-29 bombers in the Pacific theater. George found a book to prepare himself for advancement and passed the fireman examination prior to another trans-Pacific journey. His next adventure was serving on a cargo ship transporting supplies for the U.S. Army. From his home base in Manila, he went to Australia, and then to Korea where he spent Christmas, 1945, in Pusan. He recalls the desperate plight of the Korean people at that time, compared to the growth and prosperity he found in a later visit.

George returned to Illinois after the war where he met his wife, Selma, on a blind date. Selma was a registered nurse and a talented artist; her pictures fill George’s Leisure World home. They were married for 62 years. The Koehms have a son and a daughter, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

They moved to Long Beach in 1954 where a brother-in-law had one of the first car washes at a service station on Third and Alamitos. He then moved to Anaheim, working for over 28 years at a General Motors battery plant, and retiring as a supervisor of the laboratory and quality control department.

Next, George built a home in Bullhead City, Arizona, where he and Selma lived for 17 years, enjoying their boat on Lake Mojave. While living in Arizona, he also became interested in lapidary and silversmithing.

George worked out at the Clubhouse 6 gym for many years and now has his own home exercise set-up. He is a member of the Elks and also plays bridge several days a week.

The Koehms moved to Leisure World in 1999 and George joined the Y Service Club in 2000. Through his 18 years of service, he says that helping people with the tasks they need a little assistance with is very satisfying and he is impressed that so many people are grateful for help received. George also reports that he enjoys working with the many nice people he has met as fellow volunteers.

The Y Service Club is a faith-based group that has volunteer jobs available for people with a wide range of physical abilities. For information on how to become a member, call First Vice President Gene Vesely at 522-0958.

The numbers to call for assistance are listed in the classified section of the LW Weekly under “LW Helping LW.”


Trip scheduled to Angels vs. Mariners game

“Take me out to the ballgame…”

Since the first Angels game sold out in record time, the GRF Recreation has added another GRF bus trip to Angel Stadium to watch the Angels play the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, July 10, starting at 7:07 p.m.

Those in attendance will receive a free Mike Trout t-shirt. Trout is the league’s leading home-run hitter. Trout has achieved many honors in his young career, including, the American League (AL) 2012 Rookie of the Year, six-times as a Major League Baseball All-Star and the AL MVP in 2014 and 2016.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see the Angels new phenomenon Shohei Ohtani, who had a perfect game for six-plus innings in his first pitching performance in Angels Stadium and hit three home runs as a designated hitter in three consecutive games during the same week. Ohtani threw 157 splitters and allowed only one hit prior to May 31.

Tickets are $35 each and include bus transportation to the stadium. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50. All payment form are accepted. Purchases are non-refundable.

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

Participants need to complete a release form, available in the Recreation Office.

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


LW Historical Society will be topic tomorrow

Carole Damoci, GRF vice president and past president of the Leisure World Historical Society, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, June 8, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Damoci will provide information on the LW Historical Society.

The Leisure World Historical Society is responsible for the Leisure World Museum in Clubhouse 1.

The Museum has a copy of every edition of the Golden Rain News, over 300 pieces of the original LW china and documents and records of over 100 Leisure World clubs and organization. There is a large collection of videos of Leisure World activities. Many items from the last 50 years of Leisure World activities are on display in the museum and display cases in Clubhouses 1 and 2.

The Historical Society holds community meetings several times a year. These meetings normally feature a discussion on some phase of LW history. Histories of LW clubs and organizations have been presented at the meetings. The meetings are taped and stored as part of an oral history project. The museum contains over 30 oral histories of clubs and organizations, as well as many recorded personal histories.

Membership in the Historical Society is open to all LW residents. The LWHS is a 501c3 educational non-profit organization.

To learn more about the Historical Society, email the president at or phone Vice President Linda Johnson, 493-9898.

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.


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 10, will be hosted by the Gadabouts 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, fourth and fifth Sundays.


Orientation sessions are today

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. today, 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, follows 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.


Special Olympics provides more than just games

The Southern California Special Olympics games will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Admission and parking are free.

Athletes will compete in basketball, bocce, golf, gymnastics, swimming and track and field events.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with competitions following from noon-4 p.m. Sunday competitions are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., followed by the closing ceremonies at 3 p.m.

Become a fan in the stands and help support Special Olympics.

The festival includes the competitions, live entertainment, law enforcement displays, sponsor booths and more.

Watch a the flag football demonstration. Flag football competition will be included in upcoming games.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, 50 years ago. She believed that individuals with intellectual disabilities could excel through involvement in sports and become more independent, build self-esteem and live healthier lives.

Athletes range in age from 2-78 with the average age at 21. Many participate in the program for over a decade and live at or below the poverty level.

Special Olympics Southern California would not exist without the expertise, time and enthusiasm of its volunteers. They are on the sports field guiding the athletes through drills. They are behind the scenes ensuring events run properly. And they are giving and receiving more high fives and hugs than they can count.

“I love working with the athletes. I love their spirit, their joy, their playfulness and their dedication to their sport. They have taught me a valuable of patience and staying in the moment. What wonderful friends I have made through Special Olympics,” says Joy Kolesky, Mutual 2.

The organization has grown over the years to offer more programs.

The Community Program is the longest running program and offers year-round training and competition in 12 sports for ages 8 and up. There are two six-month sessions. Teams meet weekly and participate in local scrimmages and competitions. Each season culminates with the championship event, the Summer and Winter games. Over 7,200 athletes compete in the Community Program.

The School Program is the fastest growing program and encourages the inclusion, participation and leadership through training and competition that includes non-disabled student leadership.

The Youth Athletes program is an introductory motor skills training program for children with or without intellectual disabilities, ages 2-7. It was developed to prepare children for future involvement in sports training and competition using games, songs and other activities that help develop motor, social and cognitive skills.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Often those with intellectual disabilities and their families don’t understand what is needed to optimize their health.

Team Wellness is designed to improve and enhance the overall health and well-being of the athletes. It features fitness and nutrition components. It provides incentives to achieve goals.

The Healthy Athletes program provides free comprehensive health screenings at competitions, a fun and welcoming environment. Healthcare students and professionals screen and educate athletes in six disciplines, podiatry, physical therapy, improved health and well-being, auditory, optical and dental.

Guest speakers from Special Olympics are available for club meetings. Many of the athletes are skilled are persuasive speakers. For more information on booking a speaker, call Kolesky at (562) 716-8874 or email her at

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

Special experience planned for LWers

Joy Kolesky, Mutual 2, wants to share her exuberance for Special Olympics with her 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, (562) 716-8874 or email,


Swap meet, expo scheduled June 16

The GRF Recreation Department will host the 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.

Mother’s Day photos ready

Photos are ready for those who attended the GRF Mother’s Day Brunch and had a free, family photo taken. Stop by the Recreation Office before Friday, June 22, to pick it up. The photos will not be held after that date


Plans in making for annual Independence Day event

The GRF Recreation Department is planning the annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, barbecue, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade and a fabulous new band.

Mark Barnett performs the best loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s in his widely popular concerts with his band The Black & White Knights.

His transformation into Roy is complete with the looks, voice and the feel of this magnificent performer.

Close your eyes and listen while dancing to the haunting ballads of Roy Orbison and be transported back to yesteryear.

Activities start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome.

People need not be a member of the Silver Fox Club to participate in the classic car show. The club is still seeking residents who own classic or unusual cars to participate. Non-residents will also be welcomed to make the show a success.

Arts and craft clubs will display their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day.

Clubs who have asked to participate should contact Kathy Thayer at 431-6586, ext. 398, or email to confirm the equipment needed for their display.


‘Bintl Briv’ will be shared tonight

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet at 7 p.m. on June 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The topic will be “The Bintl Briv,” letters to the editor.

Letters from hundreds of immigrant Jews inundated the desk of the “Jewish Daily Forward” in the “green” years. They sought advice on many subjects. There were trival, serious, comical and tragic letters. The letters serve as a sociological study of the people, their environment and of the times in which they lived.

After new words and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, President Yakob Basner will discuss the topic. Some letters of the “Bintl Briv” will be recited.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Gina Notrica plays 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


Book publication ceremony planned

On June 19 at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, the Korean Literary Club (KLC) will have a book publication ceremony for the recent collection of works by members and non-members residing in Leisure World. The 274-page book, “Seal Beach Leisure World: Stories of Retired Village People 2,” includes contributions by 33 people.

The KLC was established in 2008 by several Korean Americans in Leisure World who had a keen interest in writing essays and poems and in studying Korean as well as global literary works. They meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month under leadership of Professor Won Kim, former vice president of the University of Seoul.

The original membership was about 10, but now exceeds 25. The specific aim of the members is to develop skills in writing poems, essays and novels. In the course of the class many of them have received the Newcomers Award from well-known literary societies, and their works have been selected for publication by reputable magazines. Some of them have published their own books of poems and essays.

For further information on the book or club contact, Yoon Soo Park, editor-in-chief, 431-3036; Suja Kim, president, 544-8318; or Myong Park, secretary (626) 826-9989.


Season ends with sing-along

Tuesday, June 12, will be the last meeting of the Schmooze Club before the summer break. To kick-off a fun, relaxing summer, all Leisure Worlders are invited to join the Schmooze Club for a  “Jewish Sing-Along” with Rabbi Shmuel Marcus and pianist Betty Ballen.

The club meets at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for refreshments and “schmoozing” (socializing) followed by the program at 10:30. The music will include both American and Yiddish favorites.

Betty Ballen is a member of the Schmooze Club and a well-known pianist in Leisure World.

Rabbi Marcus is a popular composer and performer of Jewish music. He is an exceptional storyteller and will share Yiddish stories interspersed among the songs.

For an entertaining morning to put you in a summer mood, plan to join the group and make some new friends, too. The Schmooze Club is welcoming and fun.

There is no cost to attend; donations are gratefully accepted. As always, there are “no dues to schmooze.”

Call Darlene Rose, 347-8088, for more information or to submit names for Main Gate entry.


Annual picnic, doggie parade are topic

Paws, Claws and Beaks will meet on Wednesday, June 13, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3 to plan the annual picnic in July.

The club will also discuss a “Doggie Parade” as part of the Independence Day event hosted by the GRF Recreation Department.

Annual dues will be collected along with new member sign-ups.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

For more information, call or text President Jackie Hildebrant at (714) 423-8279.


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 all enjoy. Come and meet old friends and reminisce about old times.

All registered veterans will receive a token gift.

To register and more information, call Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597, or Ren Villanueva, 493-1406 or (323) 854-6209. The deadline is June 22.


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 Americaa!,” 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.


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.


Alice Martasin is new LW centenarian

Alice Martasin, Mutual 3, celebrated her 100th birthday on May 28. Alice was born in Deepwater, Missouri. Her daughter Darlyne Marasin attended a party hosted by her Mutual 3 friend and neighbor Jody Diller.

Alice was a homemaker and worked at Russell Stovers Candies in Missouri.

She has lived in LW for 34 years and is still going strong. She does her own housework, cooking and laundry. She even takes herself to doctor’s appointments, while maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Alice is a loving and caring person, great friend and wonderful mother of three children and one grandchild. Her husband, Phil Martasin, is deceased.

Ramona Pageant provides trove of knowledge

by Edward Larry Beggs

LW contributor

After a 95 year run in a natural amphitheater with perfect acoustics in Hemet, California, is there anything new to say about this historic pageant? There is of course the Romeo and Juliet romance between Ramona and Alessandra where the family elders try unsuccessfully to control the romantic choices of the young couples with tragic results.

Driving those family conflicts are the ethnic differences between those who identify with the “purity” of Spanish blood and regard the blood of native Americans as alien and repulsive. This painful conflict is personified between Ramona and her controlling older matriarch who eventually dies from old age freeing Ramona to marry whoever she chooses.

Although the plot is as ancient as Shakespeare, the expansive natural setting is what makes this performance the striking exception to our boxed television world and the limiting proscenium arch of indoor dramatic performances. When 13 horses, their cowboy riders and two mules come galloping into our sight with pistols blazing we know, though safe in our seats, we are only a few yards from the wild west unfolding before our very eyes.

With colorful costumes and 400 performers in front of us at various times representing all ages from 2 to 82 it is easy to experience sensory overload. We can focus on two actors in the midst of intense dialogue like Ramona and her matriarch and then have our attention snatched by a nearby black horse named Cuervo, who has been trained to dance when he hears the Mexican guitars and the violins.

There are times when the red tail spirit dancers consisting of native Americans of all ages move before us. With careful observation we notice a 3-year-old boy copying the dance movements around him and learning by tribal immersion without any preliminary individual instruction.

That practical tribal knowledge is totally different than book learning and it is happening right before our eyes.

In the last act we see the colorful costumes and the siesta celebration with more than 100 actors.

It is all before us just like the panorama sweep of the rocky mountain side immediately before us. Actors are all over the place hiding for a bit behind the huge boulders and then making their presence known by movement.

The technical challenge of amplifying all the outdoor voices is amazing. This outdoor stage is vast and extends for miles. It dramatically transcends the limiting television box through which we usually see the world.

No matter how grand the setting the basic human feelings are still there and at times evoke tears from myself and the audience. That is the magic of the Ramona pageant.

Editor’s Note: The Ramona Pageant is held annually in April and early May. The play is based on the 1884 novel “Ramona,” by Helen Hunt Jackson. For more information and performance dates visit It is the longest running outdoor play in the United States. In 1993 it was declared California’s official State Outdoor Play.

HHUG collects items for local homeless

Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a local non-profit, donates clean used towels and washcloths, new disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and toothpaste to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center that provides a variety of services to homeless men, women and families in the community.

HHUG makes two deliveries every month.

To donate any of these items, call Susan Hopewell at 430-6044 or Linda Neer at 430-3214 for pick up or leave on porch, Mutual 6, 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.

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Something in the air said ‘board a ship’

by Cindy Gannon

LW contributor

Something in the air said it was time to board a ship. It was time to move the ships, 15 shipping lines, 39 ships, north to Alaska for the season, May-September. Over a million passengers will tour Alaska on ships with only 100 passengers to the mega-ships carrying as many passengers as some small towns.

Land ho, four sea days — it is good to see the Port of Victoria, B.C., after days of rough seas with 12-18-foot swells. It was real sailing for us with sea spray over our deck 10 levels up.

Having been here before, we took a stroll around the harbor enjoying the picture postcard weather.

Dawn breaks showing beautiful Vancouver. I could spend days here — green trees on roof tops of high rise apartments and office buildings all over the city.

Stanley Park offers miles of trails meandering through evergreen forests filled with a rich diversity of lush plant life.

Take in the forest’s intoxicating beauty any time of year – the farther you travel along its trails, the more surprises you will find.

Using the Hop-on, Hop-off buses that run every 20 minutes is perfect.

Granville Island was our destination. We welcomed Mother’s Day meandering through the streets searching for an eatery. We stumbled across the Sandbar, three stories, wonderful and 80 percent seafood. Luck found us a table and we celebrated the day with the best Crab Louie since Scoma’s in San Francisco.

Chinese’s food is quite popular, so we walked across the street from our Blue Horizon Hotel for a light dinner— another great meal.

Vancouver will see us again.

Pala Casino trip planned July 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.

Pauma day-trip departs June 13

The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on June 13.

The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine.

During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served.

The bus picks up at three locations, Clubhouse 4, 7:15 a.m.; Amphitheater, 7:30; and outside St. Andrew’s Gate, 7:35.

For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.


Best, worst Staycations are chosen

WalletHub, the personal-finance website, recently released its report, “2018’s Best and Worst Cities for Staycations.”

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.

Best for Staycations

1 Orlando, FL

2 Honolulu, HI

3 Chicago, IL

4 Seattle, WA

5 Portland, OR

6 Tampa, FL

7 Las Vegas, NV

8 San Francisco, CA

9 San Diego, CA

10 Charleston, SC

Worst for Staycations

173 Lubbock, TX

174 Warwick, RI

175 Aurora, IL

176 Anaheim, CA

177 Nashua, NH

178 Yonkers, NY

179 Fremont, CA

180 San Bernardino, CA

181 Bridgeport, CT

182 Oxnard, CA

Seal Beach neighbors, Huntington Beach and Long Beach, ranked 63 and 67 respectively.

Huntington Beach was 29th in recreation while Long Beach was 16 in rest and relaxation.

Recreation scores included things to do, such as the number of golf courses, parks and outdoor facilities, biking and hiking opportunities, boating, amusement parks and shopping.

The relaxation grade included cost of house cleaning, spas and wellness centers, cost for beauty and massages, summer weather and public beaches.

Best vs. Worst

• North Las Vegas, Nevada, has the most zoos and aquariums per square root of population, 0.0187, 62.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.

• Portland, Maine, has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2937, 22.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0577.

• Chicago has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3235, 25.7 times more than in Gilbert, Arizona, the city with the fewest at 0.0126.

• South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $103, 5.2 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minn., the city with the highest at $539.

To view the full report visit

On the Go

Day Trips

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

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

Angels Baseball Game vs. Mariners– Tuesday, July 10, $35, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

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

Angels Baseball Game vs. Tigers – Tuesday, Aug. 7, $35, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

Pageant of the Masters – Wednesday, Aug. 15, $75, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

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

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

Around Town

Heroes Hall’s current first floor exhibit, Kimberly Millett’s Operation Iraqi Freedom, a photography exhibition featuring images captured by Newport Beach resident Kimberly Millett while on assignment with the U.S. Army, will close on June 17.

Heroes Hall is an exhibition space honoring Orange County’s veterans. It is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. The museum will be closed June 18-27 and July 2-12.

It features “The SAAAB Story,” which celebrates the history of the flight training center, as well as The Medal of Honor Plaza and the Orange County Walk of Honor, tributes to veterans from Orange County who received high honors from the United States government.

For more information about Heroes Hall, visit


The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day, June 8, with an array of activities. Visitors can learn about climate change, ocean pollution, and other ocean issues by viewing films and shows and exploring exhibits. All of this is in celebration of the ocean, which covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface and remains 90 percent unexplored.

The Aquarium has joined with 18 other aquariums across the country to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and streams. As part of this campaign, the participating aquariums pledged to eliminate plastic bags and straws at their facilities and significantly reduce or eliminate plastic beverage bottles by December 2020.

The aquarium is open from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily, except Christmas. It is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802.

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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.

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of the News at the member classified advertising rate, $7 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


Bemis, Henrietta

1927 – 2018

Henrietta May (Chergo) Bemis lived life to the fullest: world traveler, international folk dancer, theatrical performer, ever-curious learner, mother, grandmother, Girl Scout leader, and influential teacher in all those and more.

“Enjoy the out-of-doors,” “experience the beauties of nature,” “go do physical adventures while you’re able,” and “nothing is impossible,” she said … and did. Born in Manhattan Beach, California, on Sept. 23, 1927, her young curiosity soon reached out to the world from her grandmother’s window. In first grade in Ojai she first stood on stage in a big auditorium, reciting nursery rhymes, and started reading all the library books starting with the ‘A’ authors.

At Narbonne High School in Lomita, her favorite teacher taught P.E. and her favorite class was modern dance. She walked threemiles home after school each day. She learned to drive in a model A Ford. In summers she worked at Camp Curry in Yosemite National Park, where she loved the hiking, pine scents, majestic mountains, scenic wonders, and “began to realize that other people having varied interests lived in the world and were ready to share those interests with those who wished to be friends.”

After attending Long Beach Community College and UCLA, and not wanting to sit in any office job, Henrietta taught Physical Education and Special-Needs Education in the Long Beach School District for 25 years, which included some dance, getting home early enough to be with her children, and summers off with family.

From her 50s through 80s, Henrietta traveled in more than 100 countries. Worldwide she learned dances, collected folk costumes and absorbed cultures. She hitchhiked through Turkey, trekked the Himalayas, and biked and hiked through New Zealand and Europe. She rode camels in Israel, Tunisia and Morocco, elephants in India, gondolas in Venice and Switzerland, donkeys in Morocco, and canoes on the Colorado River.

Henrietta was a beloved longtime leader, instructor and performer in international dancing and drama organizations, including the Intersection Balkan Folk Dancers (L.A.), the Polskie Igrie (Polish), San Pedro and Dalmatian American Club, Kolo Dancers, May Pole at Bembridge House, Narodni and Veselo Selo Folk Dancers and Leisure World, Syrtaki Dance Group (Laguna Beach, receiving lifetime achievement award), and Middle East folk dance, clowning, and theatre groups at OASIS in Lakewood.

Henrietta lived in Long Beach over 70 years. She last resided at Leisure World, Seal Beach, California, Mutual 2, and died on May 28, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Gayle Reilly, Annville, Pennsylvania; Ron Bemis, Seattle, Washington; and Cathy Evans, Yucca Valley, California; their dad, Ridge Bemis; six grandchildren, Summer, Robin, Dan, Kelly, Scotty, Tom; and six great grandchildren who called her “Oma”, and other loving relatives.

For her children and many others, “Mother” meant the Million things she gave us, Opening up life’s adventures, Traveling the world, Heart of gold, Eyes with love-light shining, and Right she always (thought she) was. She was ever radiant, red-haired, and remarkable. “Life is a dance,” she said, but she left too soon.

—paid obituary


In Memoriam

Perry Preusch 89

Edward Kimmeth 32

Kingsley Nwigbo 43

Nancy Hull 61

Leona O’Rourke 92

Robert Bauer 65

Judy Cieplik 83

Patrick Clancy 59

Michael Swaino 72

Michael Fogelsong 76

Thomas Lusnia 89

Stephen Lane 66

Ariel Saez 44

Karl Drolson 77

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

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Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 07/12



Richard’s Handyman Service –

Big or small, I do it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187.

Seal Beach Business License

HUG0002. 06/07



Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 06/07





Painting and carpentry. Masonry and tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installled on patio block walks. Seal Beach Business License #GAR0005. 05/31


Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 06/07




Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor’s license #723262. 08/02




Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/28


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


Lady Painter

Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint and specialty finishes, cabinets, murals and more. Lic. 1033927. 07/19


Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956. (562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 11/01/18





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





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


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


(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 10/04




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








562-658-9841. 06/14

Leisure World

Helping Leisure World

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


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.


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. 06/14


Licensed Barber (in your home). Shear/clipper cuts. Ears, nose, eye brows trim. 562-565-3683. 06/14


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

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




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


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. 06/07


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

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



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


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


Overnight non-medical home care provided by a professional caregiver. Companionship, personal care, meal preparation, household duties. Low cost. Fluent Engish. GAU0002. Donna 562-991-4500. 06/14


LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN CAREGIVER: Live in Seal Beach while helping out my Mom with meals, light housekeeping, walks, etc. during the hours that daughter works. Perfect for student or part-time worker. (This is NOT an hourly job.) Call Alicia at (818) 324-5772. 06/07






Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/23


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



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



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



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


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


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




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


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



Feel great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-943-0205 07/19


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

(562) 881-2093. 06/07



Conscientious, Dependable, Professional… and your Neighbor.

Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation.

Perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic reliable transportation. Interested?

CALL (562) 537-1298. James. 06/07


Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


Club Car with full cover and doors, tool box, exterior rear view mirrors, batteries one year old. $2,800. Call Don 310-408-6935. 06/07


Elite Traver scooter 3-wheel $700, and GE stovetop $150.

Call 562-481-8582. Joe. 06/07



2007 Yamaha Vino 125cc

Scooter. $1,200 cash.

Low mileage – Original Owner.

Clean – Runs good.

562-896-1936. 06/07



Trailers Wanted


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

2007 Maserati Qauttroporte Sport GT. 65,392 miles. V8. $19,500 OBO 310-628-4151. 06/07


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





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



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


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

Call 562-277-5909. 06/28


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $30 per month. 928-733-7352. 06/14


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


Dog kennels: 1) 25”x32” $25.00

2) 30”x24” $20.00. Excellent condition. 562-430-3514. 06/07


Walker for sale. Mutual 3, Unit 12C. 562-594-8743. 06/07


Two folding bikes. Excellent condition. Rarely used. $99.00 each – Both $150.00. Tom 562-304-0880. 06/07


Sale. Drafting board 41”x30”. Its adjustable – up, down and tilt. It has adjustable arm light, drafting machine and a nice drawing set of tools. You look. You like it. Make offer.

I will help move it in LW. Mutual 10, 246A. 562-430-1568. 06/07


LWer, farmer delivers most famous JUJUBE to the LWers. Ask KW Ranch 310-430-3177 4/19


Large white work table on wheels. 60”x36” when open. Two collapsible sides. Free for the taking. 562-296-8875.


Have many – music from 50’s, 60’s, etc. Also some books on tape. If you have a cassette player and want these, let me know. Free for you to enjoy!!!

562-795-7733. 10 am – 10 pm.


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


Mutual 1. 13610 Burning Tree, 2L. Thursday and Friday. June 7 & 8, from 9 am to 2 pm. Park on Annandale. Twin electric bed, bric-a-brac, housewares, womens clothing, jewelry, Glinda Davis 714-943-1818. Seal Beach license GDD0001. 13101 Nassau Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at


Patio Sale. Mutual 2, 1583 Monterey, 21E. Thursday & Friday, June 7th & 8th, 8 am – 2 pm. Picture frames. Portmerion cups and plate $10 each. Chairs, collective plate and figure. Camping stuff.





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 throughout.

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





BRE #00978500


specializing in Seal Beach


PO Box 2734, CA 90740

Phone: 714.642.0122

Fax: 562.446.0575


Coming soon: Fully expanded 1 bedroom with all new amenities and beautiful space saving kitchen counter add-ins. Call Jeff Sacks to join early notification list.


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

(360) 319-4095. 06/14


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