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Vegas Country is coming to LW

The 2018 Amphitheater Season, complimentary summer entertainment courtesy of the Golden Rain Foundation, will continue through Sept. 13. Residents, and their families and friends, are invited to spend Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. Pre-concert dining is available from Koffel’s Food Service and Mandie’s Candies Ice Cream truck. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. For the show schedule, see the Arts and Leisure section.

Vegas Country—

Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain

Vegas Country is an entertaining tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw featuring Donna Huber as Twain and Adam Tucker as McGraw. Tucker and Huber first appeared together as separate acts in the spectacular Las Vegas Show, “American Country Superstars.”

Donna Huber is a renowned Shania Twain tribute artist from Ontario, Canada. Even Twain herself called Huber the best in the business.

Huber performs such popular Twain songs as “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “The Woman In Me” and “I Ain’t No Quitter.”

Huber’s performances worldwide earned her a mention in Shania Twain’s own autobiography. Donna has been featured on CBC, TNN, CMT Magazine, and countless other national media outlets.

Tucker accurately recreates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw with mega-hits from the 90s such as “Don’t Take the Girl,” “I Like It I Love It,” “Everywhere” and many of McGraw’s radio hits of today.

Tucker was awarded New Artist Radio Network Independent Country Music Artist of the Year in 2006 and has recorded his own music in Nashville.

Bring donations to benefit Fisher House to tonight’s show

The GRF Recreation Department, with the assistance of the American Legion, Post 327, and the Legion Auxiliary, will collect cash and check donations to benefit Fisher House tonight, Aug. 16, at the Vegas Country concert at the Amphitheater.

Incorporated in 2013, Fisher House Southern California, Inc., is a nonprofit all-volunteer effort by American Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion, Long Beach Rotary members, the Fisher House Foundation and other groups. The goal is to participate in the nation’s promise and obligation to support military personnel who have sacrificed for American freedom and security.

The 16-bedroom house at the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center provides a temporary home to families of hospitalized veterans when the family doesn’t have other options.

The concept is similar to the Ronald McDonald Houses attached to many children’s hospitals (including one in Long Beach)—patients do better when family members are close by.

Legion volunteers will be posted at all entrances of the Amphitheater tonight to receive donations. Donations must be cash or checks, made out to LB Fisher House, only. The GRF appreciates its members and guests generously supporting the community’s local heroes.


Pool questionnaire is on page 13

At the GRF Recreation Committee on Aug. 6, the committee approved the second questionnaire to seek feedback as the pool serves the entire community. Rsponses to the questionnaire will help determine and shape the future of the pool area. The questionnaire is printed on page 13 of this edition.

Return completed questionnaires by Aug. 24 to any of the tan/white GRF mail boxes, to the pool attendant or the Recreation Office located on the first floor of Building 5.

The second town hall meeting on the pool will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 in Clubhouse 4.

At that meeting, responses to both questionnaires will be presented along with a question-and-comment period to ensure any work to the pool represents the mutual need of a majority of members.

This is our community pool area; comments will shape the future of our pool. Together we begin to set the course for our community pool area.


‘Coco’ to be shown on big screen Aug. 17

Aug. 17—Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

New movies will be shown on a giant screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:20 p.m.

Sponsors: Alamitos West/Katella; Easy Living Homecare


LW life was focus of photographers

The California Sunday Magazine will feature Leisure World as part of a photo essay scheduled for the November/December issue.

California Sunday appears online at and in an acclaimed print version, delivered with Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. The special issue will focus on a single theme: Home. The centerpiece will be a photo essay in which people across the country are asked one question: “Where do you feel most at home?”

A photographer will be in Leisure World in the coming weeks to capture a slice of Leisure World life. If you’re interested in being featured, contact Joy Shan, assistant editor, at or (318) 840-9622.

California Sunday has been a finalist for 10 National Magazine awards and has a circulation of 350,000. It’s stories are routinely featured in the New York Times, Longform, Longreads and on National Public Radio.


Tell your wartime stories for posterity

Former Los Alamitos High School history teacher Michael Pazeian seeks war veterans, especially World War II-era vets, to interview for a book he is writing. For more information, call him at (714) 891-1171.


Clubhouse 3 & 4 will be closed for expo on Sept. 15

The GRF will host the annual Seal Beach and GRF Club Expo on Saturday, Sept. 15, necessitating all reservations to be canceled on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. The clubhouses will reopen for business as usual at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Clubs or organizations that want to be relocated should contact the Reservations Office in Building 5 in person as soon as possible. Space availability will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be made by phone. The GRF regrets any inconvenience the cancellations may cause.

Clubs that have not yet responded but still want to participate in the Club Expo should contact the Reservations Office by email at to be considered.

Use cell phones safely

by Cathie Merz

Cell phone safety is a top priority since mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, are an important part of daily living. Many people won’t leave home without at least one, making them desirable targets for criminals and a safety concern while driving and performing other activities.

Mobile devices contain valuable information about owners that could be a problem if a device falls in the wrong hands. Owners need to be diligent in keeping track of their devices and protect what they share on social media.

An easy way to keep track of a mobile device is to install an app such as “Find My iPhone” or “Lost.” These apps remotely locate the phone if it is powered up and allows it to be wiped, erasing personal data and restoring it to its original settings. This will help keep passwords, log-ins and online accounts safe if the phone is lost or stolen.

Smartphones are targets for thieves because their relatively small size makes them easy to snatch and hide. Smartphones’ ubiquity makes them easy to move and their high value makes them a good return on a thief’s investment for a quick crime. The more premium the smartphone, the more money it brings in.

It is important to not flaunt a smartphone and to keep it out of sight when not in use. When using a phone in public be sure to keep a tight grip on it so that it will be harder for someone to snatch the phone out of your hands. Grip the phone securely in your hand, fanning out your fingers so that you’ve formed a protective cage or claw around the phone.

In addition to protecting a phone from scratches and breaks, a basic case helps conceal a distinctive phone’s telltale markings.

Keep the phone locked and use a secret PIN (personal identification number), a password, fingerprint setting or other security measure so that only the owner can access the phone.

Avoid calls and texts from anonymous numbers to steer clear of phishing and other scams. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

It is important to keep up with a phone’s system updates. Updates generally provide bug fixes, security update patches, improves system stability and occasionally user interface improvements. Older security systems make a phone more vulnerable to attacks. Check the phone manufacturer’s website for instructions on downloading security updates.

Be careful about what is shared on social media. Use the same good sense about posting from a phone as from a computer. Once text, a photo or video is posted, it is tough to take back and can be copied and pasted elsewhere, and are posted pretty much forever.

Participants on social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc., can “check-in” somewhere to let their friends know what they are up to. But if the security settings on the social networks are not set properly, they could be telling robbers that their house is vacant.

Don’t save a banking app ID on the device. Most apps give consumers the option to save their ID to that device. But if the smartphone or tablet falls into the wrong hands, the thief will have access to sensitive information, including balances and critical account numbers. Also make sure to sign out of the app after each session. Most apps automatically sign users out after a set time without detecting activity, but it’s safer to sign out immediately after each use.

If using a mobile device for banking, it’s a good idea to alert the bank if the smartphone or tablet is missing, even with a strong password and cookies are not saved from a previous session. That way, the bank can monitor the account for suspicious activities and set up new security measures.

A cell phone is one of the greatest tools in dangerous situations. Help is only three numbers away. Dial 9-1-1 or another local emergency number in emergencies such as a fire, traffic accident, road hazard or medical emergency. Emergency calls are free on cell phones.

Also a cell phone is a useful tool for emergency personnel to know who to call if you need help. Program an emergency contact number listed as ICE, “in case of emergency,” into your contacts.

Excessive use of cell phones have drawn concerns regarding health issues. Continued extended use can cause physical ailments, most notably neck, back and eye strain.

Slouching and constantly looking down can strain neck and back ligaments. Heads weigh 10 to 12 pounds, and focusing downward increases the forces on the neck by five times or more, leading to poor posture and pain.

Carry devices at chest height with head up, chest open and shoulder blades back. Move just eyes downward. And then, take a break. The neck is not supposed to stay in one position for a long period. When reading on a tablet or phone, stop every so often to swivel and tilt your head — up and down, then side to side.

Staring at the tiny font in texts and scrolling through dozens of tweets can lead to eyestrain, blurred vision, dizziness, and dry eyes. Blurred vision plus sore neck muscles can also cause headaches. If experiencing eye discomfort, make the phone’s font size bigger. Try to hold phones at least 16 inches away from faces.

Phones should be cleaned regularly. Dirty phones can crawl with germs and bacteria.

Another concern it engaging in a conversation while walking and not paying attention to what is going on, which can cause trips and falls or other serious injuries. Don’t cross the street while engaged in conversation on a cell phone.

Research shows an increased risk of traffic accidents, three-four times greater, when mobile phones (either handheld or “hands-free”) are used while driving due to distraction. Use a device only when it’s safe to do so.

Talking on a cell phone and texting while driving is illegal in California unless in “hands-free” mode. If a call is received at an inconvenient time, let voice mail answer it. Just because you can talk in the car doesn’t mean you always should. Heavy traffic and hazardous situations require full attention.

Remember to focus on driving first. Don’t look up phone numbers, don’t take notes or play with your personal digital assistant while driving.

If it is necessary to place a call, use the phone’s speed dialing and voice-activation features. If possible, ask a passenger to make or take a call for you. Do not look up a number to dial.

Keep conversations to a minimum while driving. Don’t use the cell phone for social visiting while driving.

While there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy, many federal agencies have addressed this important issue.

To reduce the possible exposure to radiation from a mobile device, use flight mode when your smartphone or cell phone is not in use. Flight mode turns off the wireless transmitter thereby reducing exposure to radiation fields. Make it a habit to either switch to flight mode or turn it off altogether when not in use.

Protect yourself from identity theft

Protecting oneself from identity theft starts with a solid understanding of what identity theft actually is and coming up with a forward-thinking plan that aims to prevent identity thieves from personal data.

Identity theft, or referred to as “identity fraud” by law enforcement officials, is defined as all crimes against individuals where personal and financial data is illegally obtained by fraud or deception, usually for financial gain.

Never take the security of personal data for granted. Data thieves are out there, ready to strike. Chances are, they’ll target those consumers deemed to be most unprepared and most vulnerable because that’s where the financial opportunity lies for crooks.

Once identity thieves steal a person’s identity, they can:

• Apply for credit cards or loans in their name.

• Withdraw funds from their bank account.

• Use their health insurance to obtain medical care.

• Use their Social Security number to steal their tax refund.

• Sell their information on the dark web to other criminals.

Many Americans don’t take the steps to effectively guard against identity theft.

According to a study by Experian, only 18 percent of U.S. adults use a paid credit monitoring product to protect their identities, 13 percent monitor their credit and finances and 81 percent stated they rely on their banks and credit card companies to take responsibility to thwart identity theft.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the most common types of identity fraud are credit card fraud, employment or tax-related fraud, phone or utility fraud and bank fraud.

How to Recognize Signs of Identity Theft

Warning signs that signal fraud is developing or happening already:

1. You No Longer Get Your Household Bills in the Mail

An absence of bills in the mail could mean personal data has been compromised, and the identity thief has changed your billing address.

2. You Are Turned Down for a Loan or Credit

If rejected for credit, but have a history of good credit health, you might have been targeted by an identity thief. If you’re approved for a loan or credit, but at higher interest rates, that’s also a sign you may have been victimized by identity theft.

3. You Are Being Billed for Purchases You Didn’t Buy

Invoices for purchases you don’t recognize, or if you’re being billed for overdue payments for credit accounts you don’t have, that’s a sign you’ve been victimized by I.D. fraud.

4. Your Financial Accounts Have Transactions That Appear Fraudulent

If your bank, credit card or other financial account show unauthorized transactions, those accounts may have been breached.

5. Your Tax Return Is Rejected

If you filed your tax returns and received a rejection notice from the Internal Revenue Service, that could indicate a return has been fraudulently filed in your name.

6. Test Charges Appear on Your Credit Card Statement

It’s common practice for identity thieves to “test” that a stolen card is still active by making low-cost purchases of under $5. If the credit card is approved, the fraudster knows that the path is clear for larger transactions.

To better protect personal data against identity thieves, take some forward-thinking steps that minimize the odds of being victimized. The goal is to build many effective obstacles and tripwires with personal data. That strategy will frustrate and discourage identity thieves and drive them toward other targets whose data is easier to fraudulently obtain.

Start that process with these eight steps:

1. Use Passwords

Passwords are needed to protect your data—even though many Americans don’t see it that way.

According to an Experian study, 50 percent of Americans don’t have all their digital devices password-protected. 30 percent of that group says setting up passwords are a “hassle” while 25 percent say it’s not necessary.” The fact is, not having a password on your computer or smartphone, and on all financial accounts, too, is akin to leaving your home with the door wide open. Consequently, always use passwords, and the stronger the password, the better.

2. Mix up Your Passwords

Identity thieves are counting on the fact that you’ll use the same password for all of your electronic devices and for your key financial accounts. Once a fraudster obtains a single password, access to the rest of your accounts is easy to accomplish if every password is the same.

Stop an identity thief from accessing your data by mixing up passwords. Don’t include your name in any passwords or your birthday, and change your password anytime you suspect an account is compromised.

3. Stay Away From Shady Websites and Links

Avoid clicking on any suspicious-looking links in emails or text messages. Identity thieves routinely use emails and websites that look similar to your bank, credit card company, mortgage lender or other financial institution. If you suspect a link isn’t legitimate, don’t click on it, and never type in your username or password on an unfamiliar login screen.

4. Never Give Out Personal Information

Fraudsters may also regularly pose as a bank or credit card company employee over the phone, but doing so should be a dead giveaway. The fact is, no legitimate organization will call and ask you for personal information—like a bank or credit card PIN number or Social Security number.

If you suspect a call is potentially legitimate, ask for the caller’s credentials, hang up, and contact the organization using the phone number listed on your financial institution’s bank statements. Also note that the I.R.S. will never call you on the phone – it always sends taxpayer requests and information via U.S. mail.

5. Check Credit Reports

Credit reports will include any suspicious activity on your financial accounts. As a result, check your credit report regularly for any discrepancies.

You can get a free Experian credit report and a free credit report from each of the credit bureaus every 12 months on

6. Establish Fraud Alerts

If you suspect your identity has been stolen, you can contact Experian to set up a fraud alert. Experian will notify the other bureaus of the fraud alert.

With fraud alerts, financial services or data security companies normally text or place a phone call to consumers if there is a suspected security breach or if spending on a card or account doesn’t match up with your habits or recent location.

7. Protect Documents With Personal Information

It’s also a good idea to destroy any physical private records and statements that include any personal and/or financial data (a good shredder only costs $20 – $30). Don’t leave mail in the mailbox as identity thieves may still steal from mailboxes or the trash to get information.

In general, it’s also helpful to avoid leaving a paper trail of ATM, credit card or retail receipts behind. Identity thieves can use receipts to help piece together your personal data, so hold on to receipts and throw them away or shred them when you get home.

8. Limit Your Exposure

It’s a good idea to limit the number of credit cards you carry in your wallet, so if it’s stolen you can minimize the impact. Additionally, don’t carry your Social Security card on your person – the theft of a Social Security number is an ID theft’s gateway to more financial accounts, and thus must be protected at all costs.


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american legion

Members put pancakes on menu Aug.18

Cmdr. Rich Carson of American Legion Post 327 invites Leisure World residents, their family and friends to a pancake breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Clubhouse 2.

The menu will include pancakes and sausage or biscuits and gravy and sausage along with orange juice and bottomless coffee.

The cost is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door. To sign up, call Joe Chavez at 596-2669.

Funds raised will be used to help needy veterans in the community.


The Post is looking for veterans of World War II who live in Leisure World. Names and contact information is needed for a special Veterans Day event.

Those who qualify can call Joe Chavez at 596-2669.

Members of the Post and Auxiliary will help the staff at Fisher House in Long Beach by collecting donations at tonight’s Ampitheater Show.

The donations will help the families of veterans in long term care at the Long Beach VA Medical Center.

Cash and checks payable to the Long Beach Fisher House will be accepted.

watch your step

Airline ticket, IRS tax scams annoy LWers

by Jim Breen

Pat O’Brien was contacted by a woman misrepresenting Citigroup last week with a surprise. He was told that “someone” in Washington state used his credit card to buy an airline ticket.

Then Mr.O’Brien was asked if anyone else besides him has authorization to use it.

“Of course I said no,” said the Mutual 2 resident.

Boldly, he was asked to check if he still had his card so we they could match the credit card numbers.

He had his card, but before giving the scammer any numbers, something told Mr. O ’Brien to ask the caller to read off the numbers she had.

At that point she hung up.

Relieved, he called Citigroup and was told that his card had not been compromised.

“Close call,”he said.

Its a familiar scam that was used attempted in Leisure World a few months ago.

Pat Stubbs was contacted with the same pitch by a “very savvy” caller. The Mutual 12 resident verified her address, but when asked for a credit card number she said: “I’ll call yo back right back with that,” but never did.


The IRS scam is making the rounds again in Leisure World.

Last week, three residents complained of calls from an angry IRS “misrepresentative” demanding that they call the number on the screen immediately or face criminal charges and jail for not paying back taxes.

• Donna Draper of Mutual 4 was told that they “would come and get her” within two hours if she didn’t call to see how much money to send.

• Mutual 12 resident Edie Wilmoth reported that a “smooth-talking woman without an accent” called her twice within an hours.

•Tillie Stiehr of Mutual 2 was emotionally shaken after a caller told her to call a number within 24 hours or be arrested and taken off to jail.

Remember: Just hang up, delete any message and never call back.


An angry Mutual 5 resident who requests anonymity, is growing tired of getting “all these scams I keep getting.”

As many seniors do, she has been polite, but those days are over.

“I’m not going to be polite any more with these people,” she said.

“From now on, I’m going to get tough and send these criminals on their way.”

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.

Woman’s Club

Members are preparing for fund-raiser

The Leisure World Woman’s Club will hold its annual fund raising event at noon on Sept. 15 in Clubhouse 2. The cost to attend is $25.

Call Jan Kuhl at 446-0082 to purchase tickets. Tables for eight are available.

The price of admission will include a catered meat loaf luncheon with potatoes au gratin, green beans and pie.

Coffee and tea will be served but guests are welcome to bring a beverage.

This year’s opportunity raffle baskets will include gift baskets and cards from local merchants.

They include Panera Bread, Ralphs Market, Finbars Italian Restaurant, Sprouts, Target, Naples Ribs, Polly’s Pies, See’s Candies and Amazon gift cards.

Carol’s Dress Shop on Main Street in Seal Beach will offer a line of clothing for purchase.

The theme this year will be “Let’s Play Dress Up” with a humorous fashion show.

Guests are encouraged to compete for blue ribbons by dressing in their mother’s clothes prom formals, costumes, ugly Christmas sweater contest or replica clothing from the past.

Çity of Seal Beach

Transportation Open house is set for today

The City of Seal Beach has made recent changes to its Senior Transportation Program to make it more cost effective.

Changes will be explained at an open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Thursday, at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive.

In order for the Senior Transportation Program to remain within budget and be available to a high volume of users, emphasis is being given to trips to medical facilities and nutrition programs.

No changes were recommended to the shopper/nutrition shuttle to the Rossmoor Center as well as the nutrition program at the Senior Center on St. Cloud Drive (days and hours remain the same). However, the Seal Beach City Council directed staff to eliminate the Thursday shopper shuttle to Pavilions and the Seal Beach Pier in Old Town after Dec. 31.

Beginning Sept. 4, the Dial-A-Ride Program will operate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays.

Tuesday and Thursday travel will be eliminated, but Orange County has an option with longer service days and hours to get LWers to their medical destinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It’s called the Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (SNEMT) program, better known as Abrazar.

Like the city’s Dial-A-Ride program, Abrazar provides seniors with access to non-emergency trips such as medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs and testing. Reservations can be made at (714) 891-9500.

Abrazar service hours are Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The only qualification is to be 60 years of age and a resident of Seal Beach.

Also, the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) Access program offers trips to qualified residents.

For more information, call (877) 628-2232.

The open houses will explain changes to program participants and provide information on additional transportation options offered by other public agencies and private companies outside the scope of the city’s program.

For more information about the city’s Senior Transportation Program, contact Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos at 431-2527.

For information about Seal Beach in general, see the city website at

Next Safe Driver class will be Sept. 4

AARP will offer the next Senior Smart Driver refresher class from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. To qualify, residents must have completed an eight-hour class within the past three years, and their insurance company must agree to their eligibility. Classes teach defensive driving to adults 50 or older.

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

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Letters to the Editor


I almost fell off my chair when I found out this week that Leisure World’s water bill in 2017 was $1,018,224. LW has one water account.

Each Mutual pays its prorated share. I live in Mutual 2, the biggest, so we paid the lion’s share: $133,183.70.

Next year, the projected water bill for Mutual 2 is $183,099 which, divided by 12 then divided by 864 (the number of units), equals $17.66 from our monthly dues.

Whether we like it or not, it behooves us to work together to stop the waste. If you are not worried about your monthly dues, please think about the devastating effect this water gluttony has on the environment as our state faces more frequent droughts and fires.

How can we reduce our water consumption? Take shorter showers, don’t water your lawn as a hobby, only use the washer for full loads, etc.

But I want to focus specifically on the sprinklers that water our lawns: nothing irritates me more than to see gallons of water pouring down the gutters. If you see sprinklers on longer than necessary so that the grass is spongy, the worms are trying not to drown and water is running into the gutter, please, tell your directors. Because if they don’t see it they don’t know it and the waste goes on.

So let us all do our share to be good stewards of our environment.

Christine Harris, Mutual 2


Am I the only one who feels no joy over the upcoming Health Care Center changes? I do understand the need for Optum, but why are we being forced to accept doctors who have already ditched us once?

Hopefully some of our present doctors will be kept on or at least be given the option to stay.

Laura Arnold, Mutual 14

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.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

Remember When

Editor’s note: Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society. Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president 493-9898 or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1.

Aug. 17, 1978 – The Golden Age Foundation announced a new program to sponsor cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. The Orange County Office of Emergency Services and American Heart Association conducted the classes.

Aug. 18, 1988 – “Medical Center renamed” was the headline in The News. After more than 25 years, the Leisure World Medical Clinic would become the LW Health Care Center. The change was because the word “clinic” was thought to be antiquated. “Health Care Center” reflected the expansion of medical services provided to residents.

Aug. 13, 1998 – A picture in the News showed members of Woodshop 2 with the president of Friends of the Library. Residents who work at Woodshop 2 used their skills to redesign and improve the Friends book storage and display area in the library patio.

JUST A COMMENT: The HS Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information,go to

Setting it Straight

A hospital was omitted from OptumCare’s list of partner hospitals (LW Weekly, Aug. 9). Long Beach Memorial should have been included.


The headline on Jim Greer’s Viewpoint column (LW Weekly, Aug. 9) was worded incorrectly. It should have read “Everyone should have the right to freedom from obscenity.”


The date of the Children-A-Priority (CAP) meeting (LW Weekly, Aug. 9) was incorrectly listed as Aug. 25 .The meeting was Aug. 2.

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Honor banners on sale to display on Veteran’s Day

Golden Rain Foundation is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale through the Recreation Department. Banners are posted throughout the community on trust streets to honor current or former GRF members in good standing.

The banner will include the full legal name, used on the GRF stock certificate or Mutual 17 deed. The banner will also include the Mutual and military branch under which they served.

The cost is $125 and orders will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis while the limited supply lasts.

The banners will be displayed for Veterans’ Day. Those who have previously purchased a banner can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed, subject to space available.

Orders may be placed with Tommy Fileto by email or at the Recreation office in Building 5, lower level.


Umberg is featured guest at Voter Awareness series

Tom Umberg, California Senate candidate running to represent Leisure World and other residents of the 34th District, will be the featured speaker at the Democratic Club’s popular Voter Awareness Series on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, and reservations are required by emailing or calling 296-8521.

Umberg is a retired U.S. Army colonel. Having also served as U.S. drug czar under President Bill Clinton, he has a deep understanding of the strategies and resources needed to stop the current opioid epidemic. He previously served three terms in the State Assembly.

Club members continue to be active in the wider community as well as in Leisure World, having staffed the Democratic Party booth at the Orange County Fair for two days last week. The booth offered information about candidates and local events as well as voter registration. Voter registration at the fair has greatly increased since last year as more voters are feeling passionate about participating in the upcoming General Election.

The club’s Lunch Bunch program will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. Designed especially for new and perspective members, Lunch Bunch gives members and friends a chance to get to know each other in an informal setting. Conversations are free-flowing and not necessarily political. Call Dale Lieberfarb at 594-1119 for information or to make a reservation.

The club will also staff a voter registration booth in front of Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Members interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Club President Mary Tromp at 412-0898.

On Sept. 18 at noon in Clubhouse 4, the club will continue its emphasis on the General Election by dealing with local races such as the Coast Community College Board, the Los Alamitos Unified School District and the Seal Beach City Council.

Mutual 1 Budget

Mutual 1 shareholders are invited to the 2019 budget meeting on Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Physical Properties Conference Room. CFO B. Schweitzer will give a budget analysis.


Town Hall is today

Mutual 14 will host a town hall meeting today, Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. All are welcome to join their directors for this informal meeting.

Labor Day alters carport cleaning

Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, Carports 1-6 and 9-10 in Mutual 1 will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 31.

Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 31.

GRF Board Executive Session

10:00 a.m., August 17, 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”

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, Aug. 16 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 20 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 27 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 9:15 a.m.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 20 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Information Technology Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 Service Maintenance Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m

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LW Baptist

Kip Watkins will sing a solo at Sunday service

Members of Leisure World Baptist Church invite residents to Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Aug 19.

Sunday School with Bob Simmons is from 8:40- 9:20 a.m., followed by a social time for coffee, then the 9:45 service.

The morning call to worship will be “Great and Mighty is the Lord Our God.”

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “We Sing the Greatness of Our Lord.”

Congregational hymns will include,“O Happy Day,” “Down at the Cross” and “Since Jesus Came into My Heart.”

Soloist Kip Watkins will sing an old favorite, “Learning to Lean.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will present the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message from the seventh chapter of Joshua will be “Achan and Ai, Loyalty to God and His People.”

“Loyalty to Christ” is the closing hymn.

The prayer room is open following the morning service for those in need of prayer.


The Men’s Fellowship meets for study at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 and at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, for a renewal.


The Interfaith Council Seal Beach Rehab meets at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23

For more information, call 430-2920.

Faith Christian

Sunday service is a good cause for celebration

Faith Christian Assembly offers a one-hour service at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays at the main Sanctuary.

Members sing the great hymns of the faith together, and spend some time in the Word of God, usually taught by Pastor Sheri. Leming.

Fellowship follows the service. Residents are invited to attend and a bring friend.

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room and Midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit


Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, in Leisure World.

Sessions are held on the first and third Friday 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.

–Joan Eisenhart

Beit HaLev’s High Holy Day schedule begins on Sept. 9

Beit HaLev’s Shabbat services are livestreamed at 6 p.m. on Fridays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater has upgraded her subscription with which allows Beit HaLev’s prayerbook to be viewed on screen and automatically simulcasts with

A “chat” option is also available. All services are led by Rabbi Levy-Slater and recorded.

The Torah portion for this week is Shofetim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9.


High Holy Day services will be conducted at Beit HaLev this year.

All residents are invited to welcome the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah 5779.


Sunday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Monday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year begins with the Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The service on Sept. 19, begins at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

All residents of Leisure World are welcome at any or all services membership with Beit HaLev is not required.

To attend High Holy Day services with Beit HaLev, contact Rabbi Levy-Slater Galit at 715-0888.

Beginning Hebrew classes are taught at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Advanced Hebrew is temporarily on hiatus.

For information about classes and/or services,

For information about classes and/or services, contact the Rabbi at 715-0888, 493-2680 or at

holy family

Celebration Mass is on Aug. 20

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 19.

The readings:

First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6; Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Second Reading: Ephesians, 5:15-20; Alleluia, John 6:56; Gospel: John 6:51-58.


The church celebrates Mass at Seal Beach Rehabilitation Center (North Gate) on the third Monday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

The next celebration will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

The Sacrament of the Sick will also be administered to the patients.

All are invited to attend.

Volunteer parishioners help us bring the patients to the main room where Mass is celebrated.


The 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

Community Church

‘Spirit Over Body’ the title of sermon by Pastor Dodge

Pastor Johan Dodge will preach on the topic, “The Spirit Over Body” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Community Church.

He will preach on the topic, “The Water of Life.” The Scripture lesson will be John 6:1-21.

Lay liturgist will be Jeannie Braun.

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


Pastor Dodge will facilitate an open forum with the congregation at 10 a.m. on Aug. 27 at the church. The purpose is to share stories and ideas.

The title is “What Would the Church Look Like, if it Wasn’t Like That?”

To attend, call the office at 431-2503.

Rock Church offers 2 Sunday services

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone for weekly services for all ages at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Dr., Seal Beach.

Sunday services are at 10 am. in English and 1:45 in Spanish

For more information, call (714) 526-8233, or visit the website at

– Doris Sandrick

Assembly of God

‘Sending the Disciples’ title of sermon

“Sending the Disciples” is the sermon topic at Assembly of God Church Sunday when members and visitors gather at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, for worship, prayer and praise.

Valery Dierdorf will continue to minister to the congregation while Pastors Sam and Pat Pawlak take some time off.

Valery is Pastor Sam’s sister and is a requested speaker in her home state of Florida. She is also a fourth degree black belt karate instructor and karate school owner.

Her testimony is vital to her life and ministry.

Denise Smith will lead the worship service and Diana Mushagian will share the church family’s activities and needs.

The popular hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

People for various churches inside and outside Leisure World will gather to select their favorite songs, led by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger.

Cliff Vanderwal and his wife will bring a vocal solo and testimony of their ministry in Compton.

At the conclusion of the hymn sing, Valery will share a brief devotion. Fellowship with treats ends the day.

Prayer meetings are held at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.


The third in a series of Christian films will be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 2.

A story in the Arts section in today’s LW Weekly is about the film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

First Christian

First Saturday service was a major success

First Christian Church began its weekly Saturday evening services on Aug. 4 and prayers for a successful launch were answered.

Attendance expectations were exceeded and several new faces were seen along with the “regulars.”

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

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 worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture.

That will be followed by Margaret Humes leading the hymns, “The Solid Rock”, “Love Lifted Me” and “To God be the Glory.” The Communion hymn will be “Room At The Cross.”

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Thou Art Worthy.”

Elder Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, the Praise Team will sing “Change My Heart Oh God.”

Gregory Black and the Praise Team will sing “Humble Thyself,” followed by Ann Davis who will read from the Gospel of Matthew 14:28-33.

Pastor Gene Cheryholmes’ message will be “Help!” based on Matthew 14:22-36.

Service times are at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday.

The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both 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.

Congregation Sholom offers dairy potluck dinner Friday

Congregation Sholom will present a dairy potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, followed byservices in the same location. An Oneg Shabbat will follow.

Members should call Murray Pollack at 331-3949 to discuss the food they will bring.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, a bagel and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

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


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

For more information, call 331-3949.


The Short Story Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Leisure World home of Mort and Helene Goldberg.

“In the Cave” from “A Bride for One Night” will be read.

The next book to discussed will be “For Whom the Shofar Blows.”

For more information call 430-7743.


Eva Velez, who is visually impaired, will speak at services on Friday, Aug. 24, about how Judaism has helped her live with her disability.

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

Redeemer Lutheran

‘Jesus’ Radical Claim’ is sermon title

“Jesus’ Radical Claim” is the title of Pastor Gil Moore’s sermon this Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. John, 6:51-58 will be his text.

Communion assistant will be Carmen Leslie and acolyte, Barbara Schuyler.

Pastor Lynda and Cedric Elmer will play a piano duet of “Rejoice, the Lord is King.”

Pastor Gil and Lavona Moore will provide altar flowers in honor of the 65th anniversary of his ordination; and from Barbara Dykman in memory of Sharon Flynn.

The Sunday service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows the service in Fellowship Hall.

The church recently put a new roof covering on its flat roof and replaced a faulty drain line.

Devotions will be held at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, at Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Pastor Lynda Elmer leads a study of the Book of Revelation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Fellowship Hall. The class is open to everyone.

Website for the congregation is available at

st. theodore episcopal

Rev. Reese is celebrant Sunday

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, Aug. 19, is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.

Rev. Reese Riley will be the celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II.

A coffee hour follows the service. All are welcome.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 26, St. Theodore’s congregation will join the Redeemer Lutheran congregation for coffee at 11:30

a.m., before the Episcopal service.


Rev Lisa Rotchford will conduct the service of Holy Communion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the chapel at 1240 Oakmont Rd. 52-B.

All are welcome.

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

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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Aug.13: Maureen Marsh, 12,200; Sal La Scala, 10,850; Tony Dodero, 10,840; Al Bonnema, 10,660.Bert SellerThe 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 Aug. 13: Tom Gate,Paul Chang, Jan Craven. Winners 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 Aug.11: Richard Van Wasshnova,12,010; Jim Kaspar, 11,570; Sylvia Clinton, 10,860; Joan Taylor, 10,690. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug 11: N/S: Ted and Joan Wieber; Alan and Barbara Olschwang; Joyce Basch-Linda Nye; Jack Dampman-George Koehm. E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Hanefi Erten-Oliver Yildiz; Mark Singer-Russ Gray; Sue Fardette-Verna Burns; Dorothy Favre-Ellen Kice. Aug 10: N/S: Cooie Dampman – Judy Carter-Johnson; Sue Boswell-Sharon Beran; Ernie Ross-Roy Tomooka; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Fred Reker-Mark Singer. E/W: Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Jerry and Jane Reid; Russ Gray-Ellen Kice; Karen and Dave Johnson; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki. 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 summer picnic and club championship will be held tomorrow, Friday. •••

Saturday Social Bunco Club winners Aug. 11: Most buncos: Rose Sprague. Most wins: Louise Damron. Most babies: Yvonne Vostroy. Most losses: Sandy Weisenstein. Door prize winner: Ann Ell. The next meeting is Aug.25 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 1 p.m. Due to the demand for tables, a 1:30 p.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Doris Dack, president, (714) 356-0443.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club over-all winners in a section 17-table game Aug. 9: 1. Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus. 2. Fern Dunbar-Carol Murakoshi. 3. Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis. 4. Judith Jones-Al Appel. 5. Sibyl Smith-Marilyn McClintock. 6. Jerry and Melanie Smith. 7. Sue Boswell-Norma Kruger. 8. Judy and Willie Grieb. 9. Marty Lipman-George Alemshah.10. Tie between Judy Carter-Johnson-Harshad Vora and Eileen Kotecki-Christine Frumen. Winners Aug. 6: N/S: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Hank Dunbar; third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; fifth in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Russ Gray-Sylvia Kaprelyan; third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; fourth in Strat B: Frances Gross-Rick Gonser. E/W: First in Strat A: Verna Burns-Sue Fardette; second in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; tied for third place in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece and Bobbi Vann-Harshad Vora (first in Strat B and C); fifth in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat B: Nancy Lichter-Tybie Becker; third in Strat B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell; second in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservation. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her by 10:30 a.m. on the day of game at 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 who need 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 late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.

– Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club winners Aug. 9: Sal La Scala, 11,970; Diana Lambert, 11,870, Nancy Wheeler, 10,790; Jim Dix, 10,460. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

–Bert Sellers

cribbage club

Anna Simons wins with an 837

Anna Simons had high score of 837 to finish first in weekly Cribbage Club play on Aug .7 in Clubhouse 1.

She was followed by Mary Wood, 826; Scott Boeger, 825 and Joyce Underhill, 821.

Sandra deDubovay, Pat Blum, Margaret Smith and Jack Hawn had six games of 121.

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

Residents are invited to join the club, there’s always room for more members.

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.

–Liz Meripol

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: Qg4. The white queen moves from d7 to g4. N b4. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

tournament poker

Jon Jones wins third final table

Jon Jones won the final table with the unlikely-to-win hand of two and six, finishing with trip sixes in Tournament Poker Club play on Aug. 4 in Clubhouse 6.

Second place Kathy Elliot’s hold cards were jack and king.

Third place was Lem Hall, followed by Connie Deady, Richard Houck, Nancy Jordan and Katie Hamilton.

First high hand was Irma Mackowitz with quad aces, followed by Hall who had quad jacks.

Hamilton also won the special hand, winning with the hold cards of four and eight.

For Jones, a Mutual 10 resident, it was his third final table win since joining the club four years ago.


Frank DePalma and Jody Dixon will give poker lessons for beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, in Clubhouse 6.

For more information, contact club president Wendy Wu at (714) 366-0940.

– Susan Dodson

women’s golf

Players battle sticky weather

Forty-five members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and circle hole last week on a hot, humidy day.

Marilyn Hewitt was the only golfer to hit in the circle.

A: Low gross: Tie between Soo Choi and Jane Song, par for the course, 27. Low net: Grace Choi, 25. Circle hole: Marilyn Hewitt.

B: Low gross: Tie among Mary Ann Moore, Judy Ro and Sun Lee, 31. Low net: Tie between Young Yoon and Julie Kim.

C: Low gross: Tie among Neva Senske, Sheila Jeon and Dale Quinn, 34. Low net: Tie among Donna Cooper, Judy Kim and Joyce Basch, 25.

D: Low gross: Veronica Chang, 36. Low net: Betty Regalado, 26.

– Mary Ann Moore

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focus on dementia

Navigating support when faced with cognitive change

by Cindy Tostado

LCSW, GRF Member Resource Liaison

Your husband or wife, dad or mom, sister or brother, aunt or uncle have been diagnosed with a type of dementia.

Or you have noticed signs of confusion, forgetfulness, and/or reasoning with your loved one.

Now what, how do these concerns get addressed? Where are the answers and support? All are frequently asked questions.

The solutions are individualized, so be honest with your medical team and support network when discussing these concerns.

There are more than 70 types of distinct dementia.

Dementing illnesses are not a normal part of aging. More than 5 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s and similar diseases. These conditions are not at all the same as the normal decline that occurs with age. These conditions are produced by diseases that are attacking the brain.

Dementia is a disease, not a normal part of aging. It will get worse over time. It affects a person’s entire range of thinking abilities and can interfere with he ability to function safely and independently.

There are also those conditions that are reversible and conditions that mimic dementia.

Some disorders can have a permanent effect on the brain, however when addressed early can be stopped or slowed. Conditions can include the effects of prolonged alcohol abuse, nutritional disorders (vitamin deficiency) and brain infections.

First Steps: It is recommended to get a thorough medical exam and to share concerns you are observing. Once your medical exam(s) have been completed there can be suggestions given in which direction to follow.

Caregiving for someone who is facing the slow decline of dementia or other debilitating disease can bring up many challenges. Caregivers can only do so much and the person being cared for may not appreciate what is being done for them.

Alzheimer’s Orange County 844-435-7259 or provides free services for friends and family. The organization offers telephone support, consultation, caregiver support groups and education.

There are also services for those with memory loss, including education, discussion and support groups. Social, cultural and art activities. Wandering and safety education and research.

Consider using a day care program specifically for patients with dementia. With a weekly routine of using a day care center the caregiver can have time to replenish their own reserves.

The day care center also offers activities that are designed to enrich the lives of people with this disease.

Reaching out to Alzheimer’s of Orange County can assist in identifying day care options.

Locally, there are options to consider for support and guidance;

• The Health Care Center (HCC) offers a Dementia Caregiver Support Group on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. Call (714) 642-9458 for more information.

• Alzheimer’s of Orange County presents monthly workshops at the HCC. The next one is from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 21 on inspired care at end of life. Call 795-6204 to make reservations.

• Coffee house chats sponsored by Meridian Gardens are on the second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Polly’s Pies in Los Alamitos. Call (714) 821-9660.

• Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter hosts educational workshop at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Road, Seal Beach. “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be presented Aug. 28. Register at (800) 272-3900.

• The Caregiver Resource Center 800-543-8312 or focuses on the caregiver. Family consultants provide a personalized needs assessment with care recommendations and are available to meet at resident’s homes. Self-care and stress reduction skills are emphasized. Family meetings can assist in planning long-term care.

• Orange County Care Connections Outreach at 596-1209. Offers adult day care at Redeemer Lutheran Church and Care Connections in Huntington Beach at (714) 899-1692.

• Alzheimer’s Family Center 714-593-9630 Day Care Services, Care for the Caregiver, and Educational programs.

For more information,call me at 431-3589, ext. 317.

Wa-Rite Club

Members Cordray, Crimmins, Ginsberg honored

by Margaret Humes

LW contributor

Three members of the Wa-Rite Club members are celebrating victories that were announced at the weekly meeting on Aug.10.

Partricia Cordray was loser of the week after dropping 3-1/2 pounds. Judy Crimmins was similarly honored the previous week after losing three pounds and Sherry Ginsbergearned her bachelor of goal weight degree.

Carol Chambers made a presentation on taking control through portion control.

It’s not only what people eat, but how much. Discipline is a major factor in taking control and we all know our weaknesses.

Here area few tips:

• When dining out, don’t order more than you can eat just to get a better deal for a few extra cents.

• Don’t eat out of the bag or box. Take out the allotted portion and put the rest away.

• Eat less.

The Food for Thought for the week was “chew your food well, the more you chew, the more energy you will get from the food and the more satisfied you will feel.”

Members are looking forward to the luau on Friday, Aug. 17 since there is no weigh-in.

Wa-Rite is a support group for women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet from 9-10 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room. 1

Weigh-ins are from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10.

To join or visit a meeting call Diana Goins, membership chair, at 760-1293.

Life Strategies workshop to be held on Aug. 21

The next workshop in Life Strategies Series will be held from 2-4 p.m.on Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Health Care Center’s large conference room.

The workshop is titled “Inspired Care at End of Life: The importance of incorporating spiritual care in end-of-life planning.”

Reservations are limited and can be made by calling 795-6204.

Topics covered include:

• Understand continuing spiritual care for those with memory loss and their families

• Learn how we can be the best companions possible as we embrace those at the end of life

• Discuss how you can identify your loved ones’ wishes and ensure that they are honored.

City of Los Alamitos

Meal program in need of volunteers

The Los Alamitos Senior lunch and bread program is in need of volunteers.

The program, held at 10909 Oak Street in Los Alamitos offers pastries, bread and coffee Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- noon.

For more information, or to volunteer, call 430-1073.

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, Aug. 20: Cream of spinach soup with salt-free crackers, turkey sandwich with shredded lettuce and tomato, bow tie pasta,wheat bread, fresh melon.

Tuesday,Aug. 21: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes ,50/50 romaine salad with croutons, dressing,Mandarin orange.

Wednesday, Aug. 22: Baked meat loaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, orange juice, regular and diet cookie.

Thursday, Aug. 23: Chili relleno casserole, Spanish rice, pinto beans, salsa, fresh melon.

Friday, Aug. 24: Mrs. Friday’s sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, tartar sauce, regular and diet banana pudding.

Weekly health, exercise classes

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Support Group of the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. All are invited to attend.

Those with failing vision can learn how to deal with the problems that arise.

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 596-1969.

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 classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $5 a class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises. Mat classes meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Those who attend should bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided.

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

Feeling Good Exercise

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

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

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

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

Chair 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.

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.

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are offered from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor.

Attendance both days is not necessary. The fee is $4 a class when paying by the month, or $5 for those who do not attend on a regular basis. The trainer leads warm-ups, light weight-lifting and standing yoga poses for improved balance.

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

Ageless Grace

The eight-week chair-based exercise program, which addresses 21 specific aging factors, has resumed weekly classes at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, upstairs in Clubhouse 6.

Since the exercises are practiced in a chair, they are suitable 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.

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Construction boss Bill Frambach is featured in variety show Sept. 3, 4

Bill Frambach, wearing his construction boss outfit, will be featured in the Theater Club’s original variety show called “Lost in Leisure World” on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

The show spoofs people who can’t find their way around Leisure World, including a wacky telephone operator, two FBI agents, a “single man” and much more.

Bring beverages; coffee and lemonade will be available.

—Taylor White

Video producers

Casting call for seniors who want to star in comedy

The Video Producers Club has issued a casting call for a comedy TV play, no experience necessary, no auditions. There are easy lines to learn. Seniors women and men are needed. The story takes place onboard a cruise ship. The Video Producers Club will film the play at Clubhouse 3. Actors and crew get free DVD of performance, and the play will be presented on YouTube and local TV.

Actors will rehearse on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6 and 13. For more information, email Joe Osuna at or text him at 822-8216.

Christian Film Fest

Jim Caviezel film to be shown Aug. 22

“Paul, Apostle of Christ” will be shown at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The movie was released earlier this year and shows how a very important seed was planted for the blossoming of Christianity.

It stars James Faulkner as Paul and Jim Caviezel as Luke, among others. Paul was known as a ruthless persecutor of Christians prior to his conversion to Christianity and was a pivotal figure in the formation of the early church.

This film series continues to be a popular place to be—out of the heat, among friends and enjoying a first run movie. Bring treats.

The Assembly of God Church is the sponsor of these events through August. The last film of the series is “Love Comes Softly,” to be screened on Aug. 29.

—Norma Ballinger

Los Al Library

Book sale Saturday

The Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will hold a special book sale on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The sale will feature children’s books, teen fiction and educator/teacher workbooks and manuals.

All kids and teen paperbacks will be five for $1.

There is a large collection of easy reader, picture books and activity books.

The Library is located at 12700 Montecito Road in Seal Beach.


New movies will be shown on a giant screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:20 p.m.

Aug. 17—Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

PG | 1h 45min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2017 |

Sponsors: Alamitos West/Katella; Easy Living Homecare

Aug. 24—Darkest Hour: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

PG-13 | 2h 5min | Biography, History | 2017 |

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

Aug. 31—The Last Jedi: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

PG-13 | 2h 32min | Action, Adventure | 2017 |

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

Sept. 7—The Same Kind of Different Me: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

PG-13 | 1h 59min | Drama | 2017

2018 Amphitheater Schedule

8/16 Vegas Country: A Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain

Sponsor: Alamitos IPA

8/23 The Las Vegas Rat Pack

Sponsors: Alignment Healthcare, Calmet

8/30 Fortunate Son: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

Shows start at 7:30 p.m.

9/06 Paperback Writer: A Tribute to the Beatles

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

9/13 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2018 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audio-taping of performers.

• Do not save seats. Seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage.

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater.

• No pets are allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

•Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.


Richard Humphrey will speak Aug. 22

Popular genealogy speaker Richard Humphrey will speak at the Genealogy Club membership meeting on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. A social time begins at 9:30 a.m.

His subject is “Preparing to Retire Your Tree.” What will happen to the years of searching the binders of documents and the albums of photos?

At this meeting, Humphrey will share personal goals, approaches and tips for dealing with family history. Although some illustrations will use Family Tree Maker, all are applicable to other applications.

Humphrey will also speak at the workshop scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library that same day in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. The fee for this workshop is $5.

It is limited to 10 people. To reserve a spot, call Mary Romero at 810-4266.

The Workshop will feature “Color Coding and Saved Lists.” These attractive, new features in Family Tree Maker 2017 can be quite useful.

Humphrey will demonstrate them and present several applications.

Color coding has ways to easily identify ancestors and descendants. Saved lists can maintain groups of individuals without having to reselect them again later as well as displaying them with the color coding feature.

The Genealogy Research Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 1-4 p.m.; computers and literature are available free to all members. Assistants are available to help.

—Mary M. Romero

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

Linda Herman will play mixed ballroom on Aug. 18.

The GRF Recreation Department asks that residents and their guests adhere to the following rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to prepare the space for the following day.

• Only the bands can make announcements from the stage.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given

• Everyone should sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.

Community Karaoke Club

Thanks to Ric Dizon for being a substitute KJ this week for the Community Karaoke Club. He was able to keep the long list of singers moving in rotation to take the stage in a timely manner.

Everyone is invited to come and listen to neighbors and friends perform their choice of music. Some Karaoke members have booming voices, some serenade the audience, some sing falsetto, and some charm everyone with their showmanship.

There is always a variety, including gospel, country, ballads, show tunes and pop hits.

Many members select and perfect their songs at practice sessions on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. that resume Aug. 21.

Everyone is welcome to the karaoke parties on Wednesday nights in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30.

Video Producers Club

Learn how to use your cell phone or tablet to take videos from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays: Beginners, second and fourth Wednesdays; general information, first and third Wednesdays.

Learn how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD and audio cassettes to discs on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon.

The Video Producers Club is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A; free. For more information, call the VPC room at 431-6586, ext. 287, or drop by weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

Jewish COmmunity Center

Big band night is Aug. 20 at 7

The Alpert Jewish Community Center presents Big Summer Nights with the Beach City Big Band on Aug. 20 from 7-9 p.m.

Admission is free.

The JCC is located at 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach.

For more information, visit


Fall registration to start Aug. 25

Fall Registration for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB (OLLI) classes will start Saturday, Aug. 25, in-person from noon-3 p.m. in the OLLI office located in the CSULB Human Services and Design Building (HS&D), Room 101, near Palo Verde Avenue and East University Drive.

Parking for that day is available in E6 by paying $8 for day parking at a meter/kiosk. People can choose to register online at 9 a.m.; use the directions in “The Sun,” OLLI’s official news and class schedule, to start an online account. People who have already created an online account should use that account. If you forgot your password, click “forgot password” and the follow the instructions that will be emailed. If you need technical assistance, call 985-2398. Use the OLLI website at to find the link to the registration page.

Use a credit card and an email address to register for classes from home or with help in the OLLI office on Aug. 25. Bring information, and cash or a check, and let OLLI volunteers help with either method. Classes fill on a first-come basis. The Sun contains the fall information, so people can review classes being offered and register. The Sun is available at the office or call 985-8237 to have a copy mailed.

OLLI currently holds classes at the HS&D Building on the CSULB campus in Rooms 101,105, 119, computer lab Room 100; Life Fit Center KIN Building, Rooms 107 and 110B; OLLI Pine Avenue at 737 Pine Avenue, Suite 202; the Alpert Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Willow, the Long Beach Bridge Center, and OLLI at Leisure World.

OLLI has an annual membership fee of $40 that covers four sessions. Tuition is $10 per lecture class, and $35 per eight-week computer class or $20 per four-week computer class.

OLLI is for people 50 and up who want to enrich their lives through education.

For more information, call the OLLI at CSULB Office at 985-8237, send an email to or visit the website at

LW Dines Out

Eat out in LW on Monday nights

The GRF sponsors dinner service by Naples Rib Company and Finbars Italian Kitchen on alternate Mondays in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Naples Rib Company is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Finbars Italian Kitchen will be here on the second and fourth Mondays. There is no dine-out service on the fifth Mondays.

Naples Rib Company will be here on Aug. 20 and reservations are required, which can be made by phone at 439-7427 or online at Reservations must be received before noon on the Monday of service. For specific ordering information, menus are printed below and sent out via LW Live!, GRF’s real-time email service.

For more information on the GRF-sponsored restaurant service in LW, call the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or email

Other dining options include Taco Tuesdays hosted by Koffel’s Food Truck at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, and Domino’s Pizza Thursdays at the same location at 3:30 p.m.

Special orders and deliveries can be made by calling the pizzeria at 493-2212.

Naples Rib Company Menu

Naples Rib Company, 5800 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, will bring dinner service to Clubhouse 1 on Aug. 6. The restaurant is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Dinners include a mini loaf of cornbread with honeybutter, extra barbecue sauce, cole slaw and barbecued beans (tax included). Reservations are required by phone at 439-7427 or online at Those who book through the website will receive a special treat. Reservations must be made by Monday at noon.

Aug. 20


Prime Rib (8 oz) $20

5 Rib Bones $16

Tri Tip (6 oz) $16

1/2 Chicken $15

Pasta Primavera $13


Ribs and ¼ Chicken $18

Ribs and Tri Tip $20

(5 Bones and 6 oz Tri Tip)

1/4 Chicken and Tri Tip (6 oz) $18


Add one Louisana hot sausage, $2

Add bottled water or a can of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, $1.50

Calling All Clubs

The annual Seal Beach City and GRF Club Expo is coming to Leisure World on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Recreation Department is looking for GRF clubs that would like to promote themselves. The rooms in Clubhouse 3 will be taken over for the day with club exhibits.

With 270-plus clubs now under the GRF Recreation Department, there is an abundance of talent and information to share with the community.

Interested clubs should contact Kathy Thayer at or call 431-6586, ext. 398. Space is limited, and the final decision will be made by the recreation director if response is greater than the space available.

Priority will be given to clubs who have not participated previously.

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the second Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.


Being retired is making me tired

and there is still so much to do.

Each task takes me longer

I’m not getting stronger,

My vision gets badder

I can’t climb a ladder

When I call on the phone

It seems no one is home.


My inbox is overflowing

Emails coming and going.

I am still alive

Although I can’t drive.

I can eat what I like

And take a small hike.

So, I’ll stop my complaining

Be glad it’s not raining,

Dream up this bad verse

Be glad it’s not worse.

I have to confess

In case you didn’t guess

Writing this grouse

Kept me from cleaning the house.

—Phyllis Poper

SB Weapons Station

Public tour of SB wildlife refuge is Aug. 25 at 8:30

The next public tour of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, located inside Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. The deadline for reservations is close of business Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The free event, which lasts about three hours, gives people a chance to see such colorful species as the snowy egret and great blue heron. The tour is given by the volunteer group, Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with the Department of the Navy and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The tour will include the refuge and next-door native plant garden, comprising a total distance of approximately one mile round-trip.

A shuttle service will also be available between points of interest.

Reservations are required in advance by contacting the refuge office at 598-1024. Participants are encouraged to bring walking shoes, sunscreen and binoculars. Photo ID is required for everyone 18 years and older.

Commencing operations in 1944 as a U.S. Naval ammunition and net depot, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, is the Pacific Fleet’s premier munitions loading installation.

The base services over 40 United States Navy warships annually. In 1972 approximately 900 of the facility’s 5,000 acres was designated as a National Wildlife Refuge.

In 1996, the Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge was formed to help further the long-term preservation of the area. The non-profit organization is active in numerous restoration and education programs. Refuge tours are normally held on the last Saturday of every month.

For more information, contact the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge office at 598-1024.

Dance Classes and Clubs

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Waltz is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; tango, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couple are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor. No experience is necessary. Men and women, including beginners, are welcome. Classes, $3, are taught by Mel Lockett. For more information, call Lynn R. Heath, 296-5588.

•Dance Club: Ballroom and social dance classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. In August, beginning/intermediate tango is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate rumba is taught from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call veteran dance instructor Jeremy Pierson, 999-1269.

Tap dance classes are held on Thursdays in the Theater Club studio. Beginner tap dance class is from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; advanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Longtime tap dancer Joyce Basch instructs. All levels are welcome; no experience is necessary; $5 per class. For more information, contact Basch, 598-1988 or Write “tap” in the subject line.

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and the third Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 2. Young-Ah Ko is the instructor. For more information, call (310) 658-0379 or 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes for all levels on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., Clubhouse 6, Room C; more advanced dancers attend the Friday class (taught at a faster pace) from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Newcomers need general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, inquire in classes.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Get exercise and learn line dances from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Beginners dance from 2:30-3 p.m.; intermediates, 3-4:30 p.m. Members dance to popular favorites at the beginning and learn newer dances in the last hour. Takako Mitchell is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas Two Step and Latin Cha Cha will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. The two-step starts at 2 p.m.; cha cha, at 3 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard Sharrard at 434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers: Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: The club hosts themed dances with a potluck on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome.

Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; American tango, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays for a class upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor.

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4.

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

McFadden Avenue Bridge to close

The McFadden Avenue bridge at Huntington Avenue is one of more than 18 bridges that will be built, widened or replaced as part of a $1.9-billion widening of the 405 Freeway between Costa Mesa and Rossmoor.

The McFadden Avenue bridge spans the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach and Westminster. It will be closed for about a year. Demolition of the bridge is expected to begin Aug. 18 and continue for several nights, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

Once rebuilt, the bridge will include two lanes in each direction, and a sidewalk and a bike lane in each direction.

During the McFadden bridge demolition, both directions of the 405 will be closed from about 11 p.m.-7 a.m. daily between Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue.

The following detours will be available during the bridge’s closure:

• Eastbound McFadden Avenue to northbound Goldenwest Street to eastbound Bolsa Avenue to southbound Beach Boulevard

• Eastbound McFadden to southbound Goldenwest to eastbound Edinger Avenue to northbound Beach

• Westbound McFadden to northbound Beach to westbound Bolsa to southbound Goldenwest

• Westbound McFadden to southbound Beach to westbound Edinger to northbound Goldenwest

In 2011, the Seal Beach Bridge over the 405 Freeway was widenened and lengthened in a two-year project as a precursor to the 405 Freeway expansion.

The 405 project includes adding one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605 and making improvements to freeway entrances, exits and bridges. The new express lanes, two lanes in each direction from SR-73 to I-605, will incorporate the existing carpool lanes and connectors that opened in 2014.

The express option will give solo drivers a choice to speed up their commutes for a toll; carpoolers with two or more passengers may ride in the lanes for free for the first three-and-a-half years that the lanes are open, according to the OCTA. Cars with three or more people will use the express lanes for free at all times.

Riding the 91 Express Lanes, which the express lanes are modeled on, can cost nearly $13 each way at the most congested hours. On the 405 toll lanes, the priciest one-way toll could cost as much as $10.

The freeway will be widened between state Route 73 in Costa Mesa to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Long Beach, and work may be simultaneously performed in multiple areas along the 16-mile stretch during the project.

GRF Movie

“A Wrinkle in Time,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 in Clubhouse 4.

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there.

Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. It is the second film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel by Disney.

Garden Club

Potted plant sale is Aug. 23 from 9-2

The Leisure World Garden Club will hold a sale of potted plants on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will be held in Mutual 6 at 1400 Mayfield Road, Apt-I.

The plants will range in price from $1-$2.50, and the proceeds from the sale will help the club to support local charities. All are invited to come and shop.


Get help registering today in CH 3

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) based at California State University, Long Beach, will show Leisure World residents how to register online for the fall semester today, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 9-11 a.m. OLLI volunteers will teach people how to use the campus computer program; annual membership fees of $40 can also be paid.

Online registration is payable by credit card.

For more information, contact Alice Lemon at 493-1702 or Kathe Repasi at 430-5152.

Friends of the LW Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the adjacent Friends Bookstore. Come and browse for bargains in books, cards, puzzles and more from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Consensus reached on focus points

by Dave Silva

LW contributor

At its last meeting, the Leisure World Humanist Association surveyed members to determine what Americans worried too much about and what things they didn’t worry enough about.

It quickly became apparent that things people worry too much about were all over the place. Falling, especially for seniors, is a much greater danger than plane crashes or terrorist attacks.

Members decided to focus on policies they can do something about, such as social injustice and reforms that Humanists really care about.

Also, this excluded what an individual can really do to bring about needed change when it takes a national effort to accomplish. For example, a person cannot end poverty but people can vote for society to end it.

After much discussion, members found five areas where they had 90-100 percent agreement. As Humanists, they believe in goals derived from human need and that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.

Not surprisingly, climate change received the most first place votes. This was followed by the environment, which included species extinction, water scarcity and diminishing resources.

Second was human rights, such as prison reform, discrimination against women, gays and minorities.

Financial well-being was third. The consensus was that Social Security should be preserved by raising the cap; and the rich should be taxed more to provide programs to aid the 43 million Americans living in poverty and to help pay down the national debt of $17.4 trillion.

Civil rights came in fourth. Members agreed that gerrymandering should be ended and make it easier to vote. Also, the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of a popular vote.

Fifth, but not last, members were for universal health care by expanding Medicare to cover everyone. Also, all were for protecting women’s reproductive rights.

Mozart, Verdi to be considered

The Korean American Classic Musical Association (KACMA) will meet today, Aug. 16, in Clubhouse 4 at 9:30 a.m.

The class will feature Wolfgang Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27, and the Giuseppe Verdi opera, “Un ballo maschera” (A Masked Ball)—Reduced. Ken Chong will conduct the class.

From 11-11:30 a.m., Robert Chung will conduct the Member’s Hour and Good Oldies.

All are invited. The class is in Korean. The objective of the KACMA is to promote fellowship through interpretation, appreciation of classical music, including symphony, operas and by attending concerts.

For further information, call President Kathy Park, 598-6292; Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377; or Publicity Chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.

Korean Summer Night is Saturday at 8 on the Amphitheater stage

The Korean American Association will host Korean Summer Night at the Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. All Leisure Worlders are invited to enjoy the unique show.

Nine different Korean clubs will perform beginning with auto-harp players, followed by the Korean Guitar Club.

The evening will feature the 60-member Korean American Chorale, directed by Paik Kyoung Whan, a talented solo, a poetry reading by a member of the Literary Club and a traditional Korean fan dance. The Joy Walking Club will present an exercise show.

There will be an audience sing along with the Sing-along Club, directed by Shin Ja Yum. The Joyful Line Dance Club with Anna Derby will also perform.

For more information, call Yong Pyon at (310) 658-0379.

LWers can buy and sell cars on Aug. 25

Each fourth Saturday, Leisure World residents can sell their used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Aug. 25.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals, and be insured.

Cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold.

Owners or their representatives do not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign with a phone number can be placed on the vehicle. The sign must be no larger than 18-by-24 inches.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

Board meeting is Aug. 22 at 2

The Golden Age Foundation will hold a board meeting at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Building 5, Conference Room B. Building 5 is across from Clubhouse 6; Conference Room B is located behind the GRF Security office decal office.

All members of GAF are welcome.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to catch up on the latest news and get a preview of coming Golden Age Foundation events.

Noon Spoons

Group will meet for lunch on Aug. 22 at East Buffet

The Noon Spoons Luncheon Club met at Dino’s Italian Restaurant in Westminster last month. Everyone enjoyed good and hearty food and interesting conversation.

The group’s next lunch together will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the East Buffet, 12100 E. Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens. It is easily reached by the freeway or surface streets. By freeway, take the 405N to the 605N.

Stay to the right and exit at Carson Street. By surface streets, go north on Seal Beach Boulevard and turn on Carson Street. The restaurant is in a shopping center on the southwest corner, next to the new 24 Hour Fitness Center.

East Buffet has a senior lunch special for $8.99, an unbeatable value with a large selection.

It is mostly Asian and one of the group’s favorite restaurants.

Ask for the group when entering because members have dedicated seating. Reserbvations are required so a head count can be provided for the manager. Contact either Ellen Larsen at 596-2904 or Carole Kendall at 209-5722. Let them know if you need or can provide a ride. No membership or dues required.

Mutual 2 Picnic

All Mutual 2 residents are invited to the third annual picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. The picnic will be held on the greenbelt between buildings 20, 21, 34 and 37. Bring a favorite dish to share: entrees, salads, appetizers, desserts, etc., and favorite beverages.

The mutual will supply plates, plasticware, napkins and water. Bring chairs (and a table if you have one) and save the date.

For more information or to volunteer, email Barbara at

—Barbara McFall


Security director is guest Aug. 23

Paul Bristow, GRF security services director, will address Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World (CSLW) on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

He will discuss patrolling by the Seal Beach Police Department, giving citations and how this helps the shareholders of Leisure World. There will be a question-and-answer period.

Some members will also examine personnel in the community.

There will also be an open discussion on all subjects.

All shareholders are encourage to attend this update session.

Sunshine club

Alex Plotkin of Miracle-Ear to speak

Alex Plotkin, Miracle-Ear franchise owner and hearing instrument specialist, will speak at the Sunshine Club from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, Aug. 17, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Plotkin has over 17 years of experience in hearing aid science and is one of the top-ranked franchises for the last seven years.

He is responsible for franchise territory development in the greater Los Angeles and adjacent areas and for public education outreach for Miracle-Ear in Southern California.

Plotkin is closely involved with, and a member of, the International Hearing Society (IHS) and Miracle-Ear Foundation. His franchise is one of the top providers for Miracle-Ear Foundation, which serves people who cannot afford hearing aids. One of his locations in Westlake Village was recently featured on Channel 7 ABC News.

He will give a short history of Miracle-Ear, now celebrating its 70th anniversary. He will talk about how the ear works, the impact of the hearing loss, hearing and communication, treatment and prevention and more.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help ethnic people get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communication and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information. The classes use the LW Weekly stay informed.

People are asked to bring their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save The Earth” program that the club began about five years ago. Arrive few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10.

Since January, the attendance has grown, sometimes reaching the maximum room capacity. People who arrive after meeting starts should use the other door so as not to disrupt the speaker.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, (except the first Friday in Room 4) from 10 a.m.-noon. All shareholders are welcome. There is no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Learn how to get Internet TV today

The Computer Friends will give a presentation on how to convert any flatscreen into a SmartTV that can access many Internet channels from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Thursday, at Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

There will also be a presentation on how to use Chromecast to broadcast the contents of computers to flatscreen TVs.

The class and membership are free; all are welcome.

Card party and lunch is Aug. 22

PEO, Chapter RT’s card party and luncheon will be held on Aug. 22, the fourth Wednesday of the month, in Clubhouse 2. Be seated by 11:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Residents do not need to be a PEO members to play. All profits are given to the national college scholarship fund for women in need.

Everyone, men and women, in Leisure World are invited to play any game they like in an air conditioned room. Gather some friends and enjoy a lunch all for $11. This price includes, entrée, salad, roll, dessert plus beverage. People can come just for lunch if they want, but they must have reservations.

Call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240 by Aug. 18 for changes to standing reservations or to start a new table.

Mutual 14 Picnic

Mutual 14 will host its annual picnic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Hamburgers and hotdogs, and cold drinks will be provided. People should bring a dish, salad or dessert to share.

—Lee Melody, president Mutual 14

Play bingo on Aug. 19 at 1:30

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, Aug. 19, will be hosted by St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish. 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.

Friendship Club Computer Classes

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

• Monday, Aug. 20, Clubhouse 6, Room B

9 a.m.-Intro to Computers, iPads, Tablets and Smartphones (Jeff)

10 a.m.-Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc.) Using Modern Technology (Jeff)

11 a.m.-Backing up your files on Windows computers (Keith)

Noon-Facebook (Keith)

• Thursday Aug. 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7 (new class time)

1 p.m. – Apple Mac (Jeff)

2:30 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Maxine)

• Monday, Aug. 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m.-Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc.) Using Modern Technology (Jeff)

10 a.m. – Samsung (and Android) Smartphone (Jeff)

11 a.m. – iPad (Keith)

Noon – Skype, Free Video Chatting (Keith)

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

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

Photos sought for 2019 calendar

LW Weekly will produce a 2019 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays. The deadline to submit large file, high-resolution, 300 dpi, images of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach is Sept. 30.

Email entries to with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. Cell phone photos should be emailed in the actual size format.

Photos of people will not be included in the calendar.

For information on technical requirements, visit

Got a Complaint?

Complaints about the Los Alamitos Channel construction should be directed to the 24-hour Orange County Public Works Operations and Maintenance line at (714) 955-0200 or visit to make a report on the Internet.

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On the Go

Day Trips

Pageant of the Masters – Wednesday, Aug. 22, $75, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

The Pantages Theatre, “Waitress – The Broadway Musical” – Aug. 25, $139, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Music, Muppets & Marina Del Rey Leonard Bernstein at 100 & Jim Henson Exhibits. Aug. 30, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Pauma Casino – Sept. 5, $15, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Pauma Casino – Sept. 12, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Plaza Olvera, Los Angeles— Friday, Sept. 14, $25, American Latino Club, Carmen Edwards, 431-4257

Adventures in Arrowhead Narrated Lake Cruise & Shopping – Sept. 16, $69 with optional lakeside lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Angels Baseball Game vs. A’s – Saturday, Sept. 29, $35, 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 Luau, Riverside Casino – Aug. 26-29, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Oxnard/Ventura – 2 days, Sept. 13-14, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

National Parks of The Four Corners – 7-day tour featuring Arches, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde national parks, Durango-Silverton train. Sept. 21-27, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

California Volcanoes, Redwoods & Rail: 7-day tour featuring Lassen and Redwoods national parks, Skunk Train, Mendocino, Burney Falls, Eureka. Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 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

Arizona Gems, Quartzsite, Arizona – Jan 20-22, 2019, Motorcoach, Blue Water Resort. Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

250th Anniversary California Missions Celebration – June 4-9, 2019, tour eight missions by motorcoach from San Gabriel to Solano Mission in Sonoma. City visits, wine tasting. Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849


Trip is planned to Plaza Olvera

The American Latino Club will escort a trip to Plaza Olvera in Downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, Sept. 14. The cost is $25 per person and includes the bus and tip. Lunch is on-your-own. Participants should meet at 10 a.m., at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot.

For reservations, send a check payable to the “American Latino Club” to Carmen Edwards,1240 Oakmont Road, 52K, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. For information, call 431-4257.

Pauma day-trip departs Sept. 12

The New York Club will escort a trip to Pauma Casino on Sept. 12.

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 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.

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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, $12 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 GRF 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 LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


Perotti, Aldo Livio


Aldo Livio Perotti, age 98, died on July 19, 2018, at his Mutual 9 home. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

In Leisure World, Mr. Perotti enjoyed ballroom dancing and going to the gym. He was a world traveler.

There will be no services.


Trost, Edwin “Ed” Warren


Edwin “Ed” Warren Trost, resident of Mutual 5 since 2003, was called home to the Lord on July 26, 2018, following cancer diagnosis in January and enduring many months of treatment.

He is survived by his son Andy, daughter Stacey, daughter-in-law Kristine, son-in-law Kim, and grandchildren Brian and Lauren.

Ed was born on Aug. 10, 1928, in South Bend, Indiana, to William and Marie Trost. After graduating from Riley High School in South Bend in 1947, Ed worked as a journeyman painter from 1947-1950. In December 1950, Ed was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952.

Following his discharge, Ed worked for North American Aviation in Columbus, Ohio, for two years before relocating to Southern California. He attended electronics school while working full-time, and after graduating, he worked in the aviation and defense industry for his entire career, specializing in semi-conductor fabrication. Ed retired from TRW in Redondo Beach in 1994, and was very proud of his contributions to an industry that is a vital part of today’s society.

Ed married Dolores “DeDe” Rainey in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, 1961. They settled in Manhattan Beach, California, and raised two children. Ed was a devoted husband and father. He coached Little League baseball for many years and always stayed involved in family activities. Ed enjoyed music, golf and church activities at Trinity Lutheran Church, especially the annual Pepperbelly booth at the Manhattan Beach Hometown fair.

Ed and DeDe left Manhattan Beach in 1994 and retired to Sun City West, and for nine years they enjoyed golfing, entertaining and traveling.

In 2003, they moved to Leisure World in Seal Beach. As usual, Ed and DeDe made great friends, enjoyed entertaining, travelling with the LW travel club, and attending summer concerts. Ed’s favorite hobbies included model boat building, jewelry making, watching sports and taking his grandkids, Brian and Lauren, for ice cream after school.

Edwin shared his jovial spirit with everyone around him, and he taught us how to love and give, to have hope, compassion, tenacity and strength.

Services officiated by Pastor Pam Challis will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns St., Long Beach.

Ed, you are leaving us a legacy that we will cherish forever – thank you for making our family great, and leaving the world a better place.

—paid obituary


In Memoriam

Donald Tormey 72

Carlos Garcia 65

John Lauzon 100

Jean Hovanian 96

Michael Bartlett 64

Priscilla Edwards 70

Abraham Million 93

Kathleen Lytle 50

Sarim Tes 92

Tomme Ellis 73

Shirley Dellett 77

Ashley Bunting 38

Virginia Day 88

Cassandra Smith 35

Rosa Cantera 57

Ganesh Bhat 37

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

E-mail Obituary Notices to with photos attached as jpg files.

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