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I Remember Mama
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Leisure World residents share memories of wise and wonderful mothers.
Norah Williams, Mutual 7
My mama, Laura Ruiz, was willing to, and did, sacrifice everything for her family. She came home each day so tired after having worked in the dress factory, where she was paid by the number of pieces she sewed, and then cooked every night; eating out wasn’t in her vocabulary or her pocketbook. On Mother’s Day, however, she loved to go to a Chinese restaurant. She spent hours ironing, sewing and embroidering four little girls’ dresses. She was a wonderful housekeeper who worked so much that, as a little girl, I didn’t realize mothers slept because when I went to bed, Mama was mopping, and when I woke up in the morning, she was already in the kitchen!
She had the gift of hospitality. Almost all the members of her family who came from Puerto Rico stayed with us when they first arrived.
However, if you were at her house on a Sunday, you knew she would leave for church and take you with her, or you would have to wait back home because when she returned, she always made a delicious fried chicken with beans and rice meal for whomever was there.
Her life revolved around others; she never gave up on us. In her later years, she tried our patience with her old stories, but she could always count on our love and respect—we honored her.
I can still hear her saying, “Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Jojo Weingart, Mutual 12
Mother’s Day is almost here and it will be my first one without my mom, Ginger Chang Chen. She passed away in February. In April, she would have been 97. It is a huge loss as well as the end of an era for me because I was her only child and had spent most of my life with her.
Ginger was born deaf and, luckily for her, into a well-educated and nurturing family. She was the youngest of seven brothers, but no one would ever know that she was spoiled. I admire her positive approach to life, wish to be independent, and her ability to make everyone around her happy. All her friends loved her smile and sunny disposition.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I have never met anyone quite like you. Your strength, patience and flexibility inspired me. You were an awesome mom and my biggest fan. I am forever grateful to you for your gift of happiness from knowing what it is like to be loved.
Patricia Kair, Mutual 2
My parents moved from Minnesota in the early 1940s. Not being able to get a job caused my dad to decide to move to California. He was hired almost immediately as a plumber at the Naval Shipyard. My Mom, Lillian Welch, had surgery in her teens and was told she would never be able to have a child. However God had other plans. Shortly after settling in California, she found out she was pregnant with me and 20 months later delivered my brother and sister, (fraternal twins). My parents always felt it was God’s blessing and the California oranges that helped.
Cindy Gannon, Mutual 4
Mother always said, “Eat your vegetables, mind your manners and happiness is the key to going through life.
Fred Wind, Mutual 12
It might be enough to say I loved my mother because she was the embodiment of the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
It might be enough to remember how she was non-judgmental, always forgiving and optimistically expecting a person’s better side to surface.
Those memories would surely be enough.
But I want to mention a quality I remember with particular fondness. Mom was good at Scrabble. This was a lady who, as an immigrant, didn’t know a word of English before the age of 42; who had no more than an elementary education back in the Netherlands.
She played a very competitive game of Scrabble. And true to her nature, she cared not about who won and who lost. What she kept track of was the combined score. Typical. We were in this together. She faithfully wrote down the combined scores on the inside of the top of the Scrabble box alongside the names of the players and the date.
We enjoyed playing.
We enjoyed the togetherness.
Thanks, Mom. Love you!
Ethel Carter, Mutual 2
My mother, Essie Mildred Bohannan Carter, taught me to love animals.
We lived on a small farm/ranch in the 40s. We raised several kinds of farm animals. At one time we had over 1,000 rabbits of various varieties. Sometimes when the weather was chilly, baby rabbits would fall out of their half-barrel nests onto the wire below. My mother would gently carry them in her apron to the house, place the tiny, pink, sightless bunnies into our kitchen oven—at the lowest setting, the oven door slightly ajar—until they “thawed out.” Then she would carry them back to their mother does.
My mother knew I would need music lessons after my older sister played a solo at a piano recital. I was about 2-1/2 years old. The morning after the recital, my mother was awakened by me playing the same tune on our family piano while standing on my tiptoes to reach the keys. She took me to all my music lessons—on the accordion—from the time I was 9 until I was old enough to drive myself. She would also let my sister and I “slide” from doing the supper dishes when we were playing duets on our grand piano.
Linda Basile, daughter of Eleanor Hart, Mutual 2
My mom, Eleanor Hart, was born in NYC July 22,1924. She grew up in the city and had many tales to tell regarding her exciting life.
My mom never actually told us we had to do something, but we learned by her examples.
She showed us how to work hard, be independent, care for people, friends and family, accept people for who they are and, above all, be truthful and loyal. She is generous to a fault, always giving, always sharing and always caring. Not only is she a mom, she is a grandma, a great-grandma and now a great-great grandma.
Happy Mother’s Day to my great mom, with love Linda.
Maureen Habel, Mutual 14
My mother, Lucille McNerney, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to California as a young girl. Having a disabled brother who died at 13 and an alcoholic father made for an unhappy childhood. After graduating from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, she started nursing school at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Los Angeles in 1930, right after the stock market crash.
The depression had a big impact on my mom like many others of her generation. After graduation, she became a private duty nurse, sometimes traveling by train while nursing famous Hollywood celebrities and their families. In the 30s, only the wealthy could afford this type of nursing care. Being exposed for the first time to the better things of life was in stark contrast to her childhood years. In her later years, she often volunteered to work on church rummage sales, with the proviso that she would be assigned to the “quality goods” room.
Having waited until they could finally afford to get married, my dad and mom were married in 1937. I remember her telling me that their first purchase was a set of Noritake cream soup bowls, despite the fact that they couldn’t afford cream soup.
Their first FHA-financed home in North Long Beach in which I was raised cost $3,000 and was about the size of my Leisure World apartment today.
After my sister and I began school, my mom went to work for the L.A. County Department of Public Health in the venereal disease, tuberculosis and immunization clinics. As teenagers, my sister and I were often treated to tales of the effects of venereal disease and its treatment.
She made numerous efforts, some of them unsuccessful, to have us develop refined social skills. These activities included knitting (partially successful), table setting (successful), tap dancing (unsuccessful), sewing (somewhat successful), and other feminine attributes.
Mom moved to Leisure World in 1975 after my father died. She was a very outgoing social person and made many friends here.
Mom volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach for some years and was proud of the fact that she engineered after-school jobs at the hospital for her three grandsons. She was particularly adept at making friends with strangers.
On many occasions, my sister and I would take our places after she had boarded a flight to find that all our seat mates already knew all about our personal lives in some detail.
Mom was a great card player and throughout her life, belonged to several bridge clubs.
Thank you for inviting me to share this—it brings back some wonderful memories.
Juli Lynn Ayres, daughter of Les Cohen, Mutual 15
Charlaine Westphal Cohen was an amazing lady. She was the best mom ever to walk the earth, an awesome wife to my wonderful dad and kind to everyone she met. My mom was a sweet, generous, warm-hearted lady who will never leave my heart. And all my love to my dad too.
Judith Hileman, Mutual 3
Some mothers have small and smooth hands, some have rough hands from hard work. Some are large, but all of them hold love. My mother’s hands were small and soft. When she stretched out her hands to hug me, I felt so safe and loved.
My friend’s mother’s hands held her tight and took all the fears away. Her mother told her that even though she did not give birth to her, she was conceived in her heart and she carried that love for more than nine months.
Mulligan’s mother’s hands are large, and she pets his body so gently, checking for burrs in his paws. He senses her love through her rough hands.
Shash’s mother’s hands empty the litter box and keep it clean. She holds Shash in her lap petting her as the cat purrs.
Socrates’ mother’s hands are so steady as she extends her finger in his cage to hold him steady and gently. She talks to him as she strokes his head.
She looks lovingly at him as he tweets.
Another mother’s hands tend to a garden as if every plant were her special child. All the plants bloom so beautifully as they grow in her love.
A mother’s hands are special as they spread love to all they come into contact with. Now take a moment now and look at your own hands. Remember what they have been through. Your journey of love has been a long one, and it has made you stronger. Happy Mother’s Day to you all; you are what holds everything together.
Vendors welcome to sign up for Expo
The GRF Recreation Department will host a Swap Meet and Emergency Expo on Saturday, June 16, in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon. Vendors who are interested in securing a space should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible; space will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Come out and meet your neighbors and find new and gently used treasures, while learning about locally offered emergency preparedness goods and services. Koffel’s will provide food service and live entertainment will round out the day.
For more information about the Emergency Expo, contact Eloy Gomez, GRF safety/emergency coordinator at For information about the event, contact the Recreation Department at or 431-6586, ext. 326.
Veterans Plaza grand opening is June 8
The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, will host a country festival to mark the grand opening of the new Veterans Plaza between clubhouses 3 and 4 on Friday, June 8.
A country-style barbecue is planned along with foot-stompin’ line dancing. Billy Erickson and the Bandits will play.
Whether performing as a solo act or with his band, “The Bandits,” Billy favors classic country music, with
frequent detours to the classic rock of the 50s, 60s, and 70s—think “Peggy Sue,” “Country Roads,” “Sundown,” then onto some refreshingly fun jaunts with impersonations of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Throughout the journey, Billywill keep the audience entertained with lots of participation and humorous dialogue, and he loves to take requests.
The fun starts at 4 p.m. If you don’t plan to walk, a Park and Ride continuous shuttle will be provided from Clubhouse 6, starting at 3:30. Information inquiries may be directed to
Calling All Vets
Historian Michael H. Pazeian, a former history teacher at Los Alamitos High School, is working on a project called “Veteran’s Voices” to preserve the stories of wartime military personnel. He is interested in veterans of all U.S. conflicts, especially World War II-era vets. For more information or to set up an interview, call him at (714) 891-1171.
GRF Security Reports
The following is a summary of Security reports filed in March.
March 19, 5:47 a.m., Mutual 8
Toast burned in a toaster causing smoke to activate the alarm.
March 2, 2:24 p.m., Mutual 3
Income tax forms were reported missing. There was no sign of forced entry.
March 3, 4:23 p.m., Mutual 9
A spinning owl that was hanging in a carport was gone.
March 4, 7:05 p.m., Mutual 7
Two white rugs were removed from a laundry room.
March 5, 11:45 a.m., Mutual 5
A gift cup memento was missing from a kitchen shelf; no sign of forced entry.
March 7, 6:38 p.m., Mutual 1 A gas cap was removed from a car parked in a carport space overnight.
March 9, 6:34 p.m., Mutual 1
$900 was reported missing from a unit; no sign of forced entry.
March 10, 8:52 p.m., Mutual 2
Decals were reported scraped from a vehicle. The vehicle was no longer registered to the shareholder.
March 13, 7:02 p.m., Mutual 3
An unlocked bicycle was taken from a patio.
March 13, 11:30 a.m., Mutual 7
A load of laundry, including a tablecloth and towels, was missing from laundry room.
March 15, 1:35 p.m., Mutual 15
An unsecured aluminum ladder hanging in a carport was taken.
March 17, 12:28 p.m., Mutual 11
An expandable garden hose was missing from outside a unit.
March 17, 4:25 p.m., Mutual 1
A carport storage cabinet was broken into, and a carton of t-shirts stolen.
March 1, 11:50 a.m., Mutual 8
A bicycle was missing. The front wheel and the forks on the back wheel were broken.
March 4, 6:45 a.m., Mutual 1
A new dent was discovered on a pick-up truck parked in a carport.
March 6, 11:20 a.m., St. Andrews Drive
A political sticker was put on the passenger door of an employee’s vehicle.
March 30, 12:45 a.m., Mutual 7
A carport storage cabinet lock was reported broken.
March 30, 3:57 p.m., Mutual 7
The carport storage cabinet locks were broken off five more cabinets.
March 13,Golden Rain and St. Andrews, 10:24 a.m.,
March 15, Mutual 15, 1:20 p.m.
Vehicle hit parked car.
March 16, Mutual 4, 11 a.m.
A golf cart backed into a parked golf cart.
March 22, El Dorado & Golden Rain, 1:11 p.m.
A vehicle hit a parked car.
March 27, Allen’s Alley, 12:27 p.m.
A vehicle hit the fence.
March 26, Mutual 2, Carport 37, 1:48 p.m.
An accident involving motor home damaged the fascia of a carport.
March 29, RV Lot, 10:30 a.m.
Accident involving two trailers.
March 3, Mutual 2, 8 a.m.
Security made a well check on a shareholder.
March 3, Mutual 15, 3:15 p.m.
An unauthorized vehicle was towed out of the community.
March 6, Mutual 11, noon
A window was broken during the night. There was no apparent motive or suspect.
March 7, RV Lot, 10:35 a.m.
A person slept overnight in an unlocked RV and left a thank you note for the owner.
March 11, Mutual 12, 9:43 a.m.
A painter was asked to stop working on Sunday per Mutual Policy.
March 11, Mutual 6, 10:50 a.m.
A shareholder claimed that someone comes into her unit when it’s unoccupied; no signs of forced entry or suspects.
March 12, Mutual 1, 2:56 p.m.
Security and the Seal Beach Police Department were called to convince a shareholder to open the door for an inspector.
March 17, Mutual 5, 8:37 p.m.
A shareholder reported damage to the floor and baseboard in her unit; no signs of forced entry.
March 18, Mutual 3, Golden Rain Road, 8:30 a.m.
A shareholder was counseled for going the wrong way on a one-way street.
March 19, Mutual 2, 4:12 p.m.
Gardeners removed plants from a garden belonging to a shareholder who did not authorize it.
March 20, Mutual 1, 6:16 p.m.
A complaint was made about a loud television.
March 22, Main Gate, 4:30 a.m.
A bicyclist yelling obscenities at a traffic guard was turned away by the Watch Commander.
March 23, Mutual 1, 8:54 p.m.
A complaint was made about a loud television.
March 24, Mutual 3, 11:59 a.m.
A shareholder called Security to turn off a stove that was left on. There was no smoke or damage.
March 24, Mutual 12, 5:36 a.m.
A contractor was advised that work cannot be done on the weekend, per mutual policy.
March 24, Clubhouse 4, 10 p.m.
Security was called to disperse party guests so the custodian could close the building.
March 25, Main Gate, 2:30 a.m.
The Seal Beach Police Department was called for two people loudly fighting in a parked car.
March 25, Mutual 1, 10:28 p.m.
A complaint was made about a loud television.
March 26, Mutual 14, 11:37 p.m.
A complaint was made about a loud television.
March 28, Mutual 14, 2:23 a.m.
A complaint was made about a loud television.
March 30, Mutual 2, 4:15 p.m.
A complaint was made that contractors were working after hours. The contractors were packing up to leave.
March 31, Clubhouse 1, 2:55 p.m.
A visitor dropped her keys in the toilet. The automatic mechanism was activated and flushed them down. They were irretrievable.
March 31, Mutual 3 by Carport 44, 6:25 p.m.
A vehicle backed into a sidewalk.
March 4, 1.8 Acres, 8:10 a.m.
A dog attacked another dog while being walked.
March 24, Mutual 1, 6:56 p.m.
A barking dog disturbed neighbors. The owner was counseled.
May is Bike Month
Celebrate Bike Month with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) by participating activities to showcase the multiple benefits of riding a bike, including improved health, eliminating the cost of driving and helping the environment.
National Bike Month serves as an opportunity for people to ride their bikes to school, work or around town. Pledge to ride your bike anytime during May on to be entered to win a Trek 2 FX bike, Morpher helmet, $100 gift card, movie tickets, a 30-day bus pass, a 30-day Metrolink pass or a Waze Carpool package.
Cyclists can also record their rides on OCTA’s Strava Club for a chance to win.
Bike Month kicked off at the 12th annual Dana Point Grand Prix, a one-day bike festival that draws both amateur riders and racing professionals. Additional Bike Month events include:
• May 14-18: Bike to Work Week—National bike to work week encourages people to switch up their morning commutes by riding their bikes to work.
• May 16: Ride of Silence—The Ride of Silence honors those who have lost their lives or have been seriously injured while bicycling. Groups will depart at dusk, around 7 p.m., from locations in Fullerton, Irvine and Orange.
Learn all about the I-405 Improvement Project
The Orange County Transportation Authority will host a series of community open houses in May and June to discuss the I-405 Improvement Project, a project aimed at speeding up commutes on I-405 between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line.
The $1.9 billion project, the largest under construction in California, is being led by OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans.
The project will add one regular lane in each direction, between Euclid Street and I-605, as promised to voters through Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as OC Go.
The project will also add a second lane in each direction, which combined with the existing carpool lanes, will create the 405 Express Lanes.
The same information will be presented at all sessions, each of which is being held in a different city throughout the project limits. The open houses closest to Leisure World include:
• 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Westminster Senior Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster.
• 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Egg Auditorium in building 165 of the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Facility, 5901 E. Seventh St. in Long Beach.
•6 to-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach.
• 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Rush Park Auditorium, 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor.
The I-405 Improvement Project broke ground earlier this year. Weather permitting, more visible construction activities will commence in the next several months, including restriping portions of the freeway and setting up concrete barriers on the outside of the freeway to protect work areas for activities such as tree removals and grading.
Heavier construction activities, such as the first paving operations and bridge demolition activities, are anticipated to begin later this year.
The project is set to be completed in 2023.
For more information on the I-405 Improvement Project or to sign up for construction alerts, visit
Election polling June 5, Nov. 6 to close clubhouses 1, 2, 4
Clubhouses 1, 2 and 4 will be closed on Tuesday, June 5, for the 2018 Primary Election and on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the Mid-term Election for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
All reservations in these clubhouses are automatically canceled. Clubhouses 3 and 6 will remain open.
The GRF ballot counting for June 5 will be held in Clubhouse 4 as only one section of the clubhouse is set aside for voting.

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Watch Your Step
Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year. Use these tips from National Council on Aging and the Women’s Institute for a secure retirement to protect yourself:
1. Be aware that you are at risk from strangers—and from those closest to you.
Over 90 percent of all reported elder abuse is committed by the older person’s own family members, most often their adult children, followed by grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and others. Common tactics include depleting a joint checking account, promising but not delivering care in exchange for money or property, outright theft and other forms of abuse, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, and neglect of basic care needs.
2. Don’t isolate yourself—stay involved.
Isolation is a huge risk factor for elder abuse. Most family violence only occurs behind closed doors, and elder abuse is no exception. Some older people self-isolate by withdrawing from the larger community. Others are isolated because they lose the ability to drive, see or walk about on their own. Some seniors fear being victimized by purse snatchings and muggings if they venture out. Visit the Orange County Office on Aging at to find services nearby that can help you stay active. Or contact the GRF Member Resources and Assistance Liaison at 431-6586, ext. 317.
3. Always tell solicitors: “Send me something in writing.”
Don’t buy from an unfamiliar company and always ask for and wait until you receive written material about any offer or charity. Neighborhood children you know who are selling Girl Scout cookies or school fundraising items may be an exception, but a good rule of thumb is to never donate if it requires you to write your credit card information on any forms.
It’s also good practice to obtain a salesperson’s name, business identity, telephone number, street address, mailing address, and business license number before you transact business. And always take your time in making a decision.
4. Shred all receipts with your credit card number.
Identity theft is a huge business. To protect yourself, invest in—and use—a paper shredder. The GAF periodically offers a free shredding service. It’s publicized in the LW Weekly.
Monitor your bank and credit card statements and never give out personal information over the phone to someone who initiates the contact with you.
5. Sign up for the “Do Not Call” list and take yourself off multiple mailing lists.
Visit the national Do Not Call registry at to stop telemarketers from contacting you.
Be careful with your mail. Do not let incoming mail sit in your mailbox for a long time. When sending out sensitive mail, consider dropping it off at a secure collection box or directly at the post office. You also can regularly monitor your credit ratings and check on any unusual or incorrect information at
6. Use direct deposit for benefit checks.
Direct deposit electronically deposits money into accounts. Clever scammers have been known to steal checks right out of mailboxes or from seniors’ homes if they are laying around.
7. Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call.
Misuse of Medicare dollars is one of the largest scams involving seniors. Common schemes include billing for services never delivered and selling unneeded devices or services to beneficiaries. Protect Medicare, banking and Social Security numbers and do not allow anyone else to use them. Be wary of salespeople trying to sell something they claim will be paid for by Medicare.
Review your Medicare statements to be sure you have in fact received the services billed, and report suspicious activities to 1-800-MEDICARE.
8. Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research:
Be an informed consumer. Take the time to call and shop around before making purchases. Take friends who may offer some perspective when making difficult decisions.
Also, carefully read all contracts and purchasing agreements before signing and make certain that all the requirements have been put in writing. Understand all contract cancellation and refund terms. As a general rule governing all of your interactions as a consumer, do not allow yourself to be pressured into making purchases, signing contracts, or committing funds. These decisions are yours and yours alone.
Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Senior Patriots for Peace welcome Dr. Martin May 11
The Senior Patriots for Peace will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in Clubhouse 4. Shane Martin, Ph.D., will speak.
All are invited to attend this free program. Dr. Martin’s speech is titled “A Quality Education for All—Dreamers Included.” He will tell why he joined university presidents and others in support of the students called “Dreamers” and describe how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is beneficial for all and where it stands now.
Dr. Martin, son of Lucille Martin, a Mutual 15 resident, is the new provost at Seattle University. He was a Loyola Marymount University (LMU) dean, has served on many boards and is a state commissioner to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
He received a bachelor’s degree from LMU, two master’s degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley and his Ph.D. from USC.
Dr. Martin is an educational anthropologist by training and an expert in the areas of intercultural education, cultural diversity and the spectrum of public, charter and Catholic schools.
The Senior Patriots are honored to present excellent programs and thankful to the membership to be able to provide these programs. In order to maintain this effort, the club needs two board members, one at large and another to replace the outgoing treasurer. An increase in active (paying) membership would also be helpful.
Everyone is welcome to attend; non-residents who want to attend should call Don Koepke at 330-3397 and leave their names for entry to Leisure World.
Y Service Club to host pancake breakfast May 19
Plan to join Leisure World friends and neighbors at the Y Service Club pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 19, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 8 a.m., and breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. A delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and tea will be offered for $5 per person. The breakfast is a bargain for visiting family members. Proceeds help funds the Kids-to Camp program through the Los Altos YMCA and other community projects.
The club continues to offer free help with small household jobs to Leisure World residents. For assistance, call the numbers in the “Leisure World Helping Leisure World” section of the classified ads in the LW Weekly.
Women’s Club card party and lunch is May 18
The Woman’s Club monthly card party and luncheon will be held on Friday, May 18, in Clubhouse 2. Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.
Tickets are sold according to assigned table number, and reserved lunch tickets are payable at the door. The luncheon ticket for an individual is $11. Tickets for a table of four may be purchased by one person for $44.
Standing club rules require regularly attending card players to be current Woman’s Club members. Regular players do not need to make a reservation to play cards.
To play a game other than bridge or canasta, make a reservation for a table and lunch for the expected players.
To cancel, change or make a new reservation, call Judy Belladella at 598-1784 no later than 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. If substitute players for bridge or canasta are needed, members can call Joyce Bissell at 596-0148 for names of available substitutes.
American Legion Auxiliary Board to meet
The American Legion Auxiliary Board will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Board members are urged to attend to discuss the district meeting on Saturday, May 12, the June Luncheon and pending summer projects.
The general meeting of the ALA will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at Clubhouse 4. Callers are asked to try to reach everyone on their lists and talk to them personally. Leaving messages has not produced good attendance.
Gently used household items and clothing are still needed for the veterans. For collection of donations, call Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872, or Lee Esslinger at 430-2891.
Drivers are also needed to take what is collected to the Cabrillo Center in San Pedro. People who can help can leave a message at the above phone numbers.
Memorial Day program will be at Amphitheater May 28
Post 327 will sponsor the Memorial Day Program at the Amphitheater on Monday, May 28. The morning will begin at 9 a.m. with music by the Velvetones.
The program will end at 11 a.m. with the playing of “Taps” to honor veterans who died this year.
Post 327 invites the entire community to attend. Family and friends are welcome to this inspirational program.
Finbars and Naples serve in LW on Mondays
Finbars Italian Kitchen and Naples Rib Company alternate Monday night dinner service 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.
Finbars Italian Kitchen will serve May 14. Finbars does not require reservations. Dinner will be served between 4:30-6 p.m. (See page 11 for the menu).
Reservations are required by phone or email for Naples. For specific ordering information, see the restaurant menu, which is printed on the first page of the Arts and Leisure section in the LW Weekly. Menus are also 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 accepted by calling the pizzeria at 493-2212.
For more information, call the GRF Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or

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Mother’s Day brings variety of emotions to mothers of all ages

by Jim Greer

LW Interfaith Council

Daily we are bombarded with unsettling news, noise, and negativity, which is the darker side of life from which our mothers wanted to shield us. A mother’s protective influence does not leave us once she passes on. Even today as a senior citizen, I find solace in the memory of my mother’s influence and positivity. Those memories are the sacred vault to which I return to feel that same calming peace that I felt as a child.

Not everyone was fortunate as I to have a mother like mine. Many were raised by a grandmother, an aunt, a foster family or a single father. But, our common walls of upbringing are covered with the same beautiful artwork of love painted by those who emulate motherhood’s positive traits. This Mother’s Day we honor those whose influence ingrained in us a devotion to kindness and service to others. And even those who may not have had a mother in the home were most likely blessed with the influence of loved ones who applied those motherly attributes in shaping their souls.

In Proverbs, Chapter 31, it describes some of those motherly attributes: “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Strength and honour are her clothing. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed.”

Mother’s Day brings a variety of emotions. All mothers, of all ages, don’t want to be forgotten on this unique day of remembrance. And, those of us whose mothers have taken the journey home remember on this day with fondness their lives of sacrifice and caring. As a father and grandfather, I am fortunate to see the positive influence of my mother, and my wife in the lives of my children and grandchildren. Their mother’s influence fashioned a polished gem from a diamond-in-the-rough and continues to carve succeeding new facets with each new challenge.

The sacred effort of devoted women of fidelity creates what we refer to as “heaven on earth.” To affirm that positive influence on society Neal A. Maxwell asked the question, “When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?”

Certainly, those soft skills of motherhood will continue to bless the lives of millions around the world. And fortunately, those soft skills can be adopted and practiced by members of both sexes in homes where a heavenly light shines on everyone. Samuel Coleridge recognized the source of that light when he reflected on the eternal influence of mothers, “The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.”


Volunteer respite care pilot program advances in California legislature

by Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

California’s AB 2101 establishes, until January 1, 2024, a pilot program to provide a volunteer workforce to provide respite care to persons who are at least 65 years of age or have a cognitive impairment and who need in-home care.

The program would be administered by the Caregiver Resource Center’s (CRC) director of health services. CRCs would select, train and place volunteers to provide services in exchange for a stipend and, under certain circumstances, educational awards. The pilot program is intended to provide incentive to high school and college students to volunteer to provide in-home respite care and to expand the current in-home care workforce.

The bill also requires the director to appoint an advisory council to evaluate the program and report to the Legislature and the governor.

AB 2101 recently received unanimous approval by the Assembly Policy Committee and is awaiting hearing by the Appropriations Committee.

On April 27, the Task Force on Family Caregiving issued a letter advising the author that it strongly supports the Legislation as this Project would enhance critical respite service options available to family caregivers in the state. The Task Force further stated “Respite care demonstrably improves caregiver mental and physical health. For more burdened caregivers such as those providing assistance to someone with dementia, respite is often the only way they can get time to take care of their health needs.” According to the Task Force, “this innovative program in AB 2101 has the potential to increase access to affordable respite care for the 4.4 million family caregivers in California.”

Letter to the Editor


I am writing this for those of you who might have experienced taking your automobile in for service and then being persuaded to have costly repairs you may not need, as has happened to me.

I have found the 76 Station in the Leisure World Mall at Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster Avenue to be an honest shop.

Bert the service manager is honest, courteous and only performs the necessary quality work at fair prices.

They are also a “STAR” Smog Station.

If you choose not to wait for your vehicle, Bert will provide you with transportation to your Leisure World home and pick you up when your car is ready.

Ask for Bert!

Chuck Breithaupt

Mutual 15

Perspectives Policy

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

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Names are not automatically placed in the phone book. To be included shareholders must submit telephone book information to LW Weekly in writing.

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Frequently asked questions about annual meetings and elections
by Courtney Knapp
Election specialist
The 2018 annual meeting season begins next week as Mutuals 10, 14 and 7 hold the first annual meetings of the season. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 Mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) host annual meetings.
The annual meeting and election season begins in February and concludes at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important.
•What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?
The mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments, and goals for the future. An annual meeting is similar to a State of the Union speech as directors are limited to presenting reports whereas business is conducted at board meetings.
•Who can attend annual meetings?
Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their mutual annual meeting (see schedule below). All Foundation members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on Tuesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
•Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?
The ballot counting for your mutual’s election will be conducted at the annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF annual meeting.
•How often are elections conducted?
Most mutual boards of directors are elected annually. Mutual 10 elects its mutual directors every other year and will have its next election of directors in 2019. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered mutuals in even-numbered years and directors from odd-numbered mutuals in odd-numbered years.
• How many ballots will I receive?
Depending on your mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots this season: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your GRF director(s). Shareholders in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one Mutual ballot. Shareholders in Mutual 10 are scheduled to receive one GRF ballot.
•Should I separate the voting-portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided?
No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.
• Has my ballot been mailed?
Half the mutual ballots have already been mailed to households in Leisure World Seal Beach. Check the election schedule (below) to see when the mutual ballots were mailed. The GRF ballots were mailed May 3.
• There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?
One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. The unit represents one share of stock/voting power. Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.
• My mutual ballot has a bylaw amendment; why should I vote to amend the bylaws?
Mutual 1 has placed a proposed bylaw amendment on the ballot. The amendment includes, among other things, removal of FHA language and references to the mortgage. The amendment was prepared by the Mutual’s legal counsel. Read the amendment information on the reverse of the ballot or enclosed material before casting a yes or no vote on the front of the ballot.
• Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?
Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections but, depending on the Mutual’s election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.
• Are write-in candidates permitted?
Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors.
There is a space on most Mutual ballots for write-in candidates. However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.
• My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?
No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. However, a replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at (855) 588-5522 to request a replacement ballot.
• The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?
Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community. Every vote counts. Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.
• I don’t know the candidates running for my mutual’s board of directors; why should I vote?
Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications (often referred to as a resume or biography) included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. Ask friends and neighbors their opinion.
If you decide you still do not want to cast your votes for any of the mutual candidates, you are still strongly encouraged to vote by checking the box labeled “abstain from voting – ballot counted for quorum only” portion of the ballot. This lets you participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.
• I’ve heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum?
A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make mutual annual meeting proceedings valid. In the case of elections, your participation in the voting process, i.e. your properly cast ballot, counts as your attendance. A quorum of at least one-third (1/3) of the mutual corporation membership is required before the mutual ballots can be counted.
• I lost my ballot OR can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?
Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at (855) 588-5522 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm if your ballot was received.
• Where do I mail the ballot?
The yellow and blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services, Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. Mailbox as soon as possible. Ballots must be received before noon on the business day before the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. Don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.
• I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?
Contact Nancy Ray, stock transfer manager, at 431-6586, ext. 346, or, or Courtney Knapp, election specialist, at for assistance.
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, May 10 Mutual 12
Administration 9 a.m.
Friday, May 11 Mutual 3
Administration 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16 Mutual 5
Conference Room B 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16 Annual Meeting – Mutual 10
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 17 Annual Meeting – Mutual 14
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 17 Mutual 2
Administration 9 a.m.
Friday, May 18 Annual Meeting – Mutual 7
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Monday, May 21 Mutual 15
Administration 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 Annual Meeting – Mutual 4
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23 Mutual 10 (special)
Conference Room B 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23 Annual Meeting – Mutual 16
Administration 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 Annual Meeting – Mutual 11
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 24 Mutual 1
Administration 9 a.m.
Friday, May 25 Mutual 6
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 25 Annual Meeting – Mutual 9
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 29 Annual Meeting – Mutual 8
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mutuals 7, 8, 10 and 11 have canceled May meetings.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:
Thursday, May 10 Communications Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Friday, May 11 Executive Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Monday, May 14 Architectural Design Review Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15 Mutual Administration Committee
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15 Management Services Review Ad hoc (special)
Administration 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 17 Finance Committee
Conference Room B 10 a.m.
Friday, May 18 Recreation Committee (special)
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
Friday, May 18 Renumbering Subcommittee
Administration 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22 GRF Board of Directors
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 29 Video Subcommittee
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
LW Democratic Club
48th District candidate is speaker
Dr. Hans Keirstead, the endorsed Democratic candidate for the 48th Congressional District, will address the Leisure World Democratic Club on Wednesday, May 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Democrats and friends are welcome to bring hor d’oeuvres and desserts to share, optional, at noon.
Keirstead has promised to protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts, defend the environment, create a more equitable economy for women and treat gun violence as a public health crisis. Members are encouraged to bring their questions.
California State Controller Betty Yee will be the featured speaker for the club’s annual fund raiser brunch on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. The affair will be fully catered.
The club will host a series of facilitated discussion groups focused on current topics starting this month. Each topic will be considered in light of the Democratic Party Platform. Meetings will be held on the fourth Tues days of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Check LW Weekly next week for detailed information on the speaker for the May 22 discussion.
Information about club membership can be found on the website, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816; emailing,; or by attending the next membership meeting on May 16.-
Candidates are guest speakers on May 16
The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on May 16 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Judge Steven Bailey will be the keynote speaker for the evening. He is a candidate for the California State office of Attorney General.
As a retired judge of the Superior Court of California, he has seen the impact and has enforced laws according to the Constitution – not the political whim of the day. Law enforcement agencies have endorsed the judge, because of his proven record of standing on the side of public safety and the rule of law.
Join Judge Bailey and others in their commitment to protecting California families.
Mari Barke, the second speaker is running for the office of County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2. As a teacher and parent of students who have graduated from Orange County schools, she understands that all children deserve a high-quality education.
Mari Barke and her husband grew up in their local community and want to continue to give back by making the public education system better. She is running to be a champion for children by ensuring that the focus is on students, families and local community members, not special interest groups. Parents should be making educational choices for their children, not politicians and bureaucrats.

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Assembly of God
Sammy and Shannon Pawlak, son and daughter-in-law of Assembly of God pastors Pat and Sam, will minister Sunday on Mother’s Day at the 10:30 a.m. service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Sammy began singing with the family in church as a child, played in garage bands in junior high and competed with a show choir in high school.
He started making a living at the age of 19 as a baritone with the Hollywood Hi-Tones at Universal Studios. They reside in Florida where Sammy sings and plays various instruments in numerous shows across Central Florida, including an act with his wife, Shannon, who has a vocal degree and plays piano. In 2003 they founded God’s House Orlando, a contemporary church to inspire and encourage within the creative arts to find a way to faith through their gifts.
Sammy is the lead pastor and Shannon is the worship leader. Together they have traveled to several countries to conduct Gospel music workshops. Prayer meetings are held Sundays at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
A hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 and will feature Sammy and Shannon. There will also be time for those present to select their favorite hymns to sing, led by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger.
The weekly Bible study will continue in the book of SecondCorinthians, Chapter 7. Pastor Sam leads the study at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
Rock Church
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 a.m. in English and 1:45 p.m. in Spanish. For more information, call (714) 526-8233, or visit the website at
Free concert to memorialize LWer Beverly Hansen is May 26
A free concert, featuring composer Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” will be held Saturday, May 26, at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach.
This concert is being presented as a memorial to Beverly Hansen, a well-known Leisure World resident from 2002-2017. She died in September.
The Requiem for the Living will be sung by the adult choirs of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Long Beach and the Lutheran Church of the Master of Los Angeles, with soloists Melissa Montanez, soprano; Desiree Quiles, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Hollow, tenor; and James Dodd, boy soprano. Organists Peter Bates and David York will share the bench at the console of the Lough Memorial Organ, and a chamber ensemble will accompany the choir for the Forrest work.
Beverly selected the music, location and choirs for this concert in the weeks preceding her death.
Beverly was a church organist, whose service for several southern California congregations spanned 64 years.
That included about eight years as organist of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Leisure World.
She also served as accompanist of the Leisure World Chorale for a period of time.
Following the concert, a reception sponsored by the Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, of which Beverly was a longtime board member, will be held in the church’s Fireside Room.
During this reception, music will be performed on Beverly’s piano by fellow church musicians, Margaret Armstrong, Dolly Ickler and Robert York.
Beverly’s 1911 Chickering parlor grand piano was gifted to Covenant Church by her family.
Congregation Sholom
Congregation Sholom will hold a service at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in the Clubhouse 3 lobby, led by Rabbi Karen Isenberg. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.
On Saturday, May 12, a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese will be held at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
It will be followed by a Shabbat service with Rabbi Eric Dangott from 9:30-noon and then a dairy/potluck Kiddush lunch and study from noon-1:15 p.m.
Dr. Susan Mathieu will speak at services on Friday, May 18. The title of her talk will be “Kindness Matters.” Dr. Mathieu is the senior adult program coordinator at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach and has been a professor at California State University, Long Beach, for the past 17 years.
A walking group leaves Clubhouse 3 (in front of the lobby) at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.
The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 15; the location will be announced. “Goblet” is the story being read.
To provide a ride to services or get one, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
LWKCC to welcome Rev. Kim
The Leisure World Korean Community Church with Rev. Jang Y. Young, is proud to announce that Pastor Sun-Tae Kim, the director of Siloam Eye Hospital in Seoul, Korea, will be guest preacher at noon on May 13.
Rev. Kim is a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award and has been called the Helen Keller of Korea.
He lost both his parents from North Korea’s bombing assault 10 days after the Korean War started.
Only 20 days after becoming an orphan, he suffered critical wounds from a grenade explosion that eventually left him blind.
For two years, he had to beg for food to survive.
Despite this, he was a fixure among the poor, caring for others and sharing his food.
Eventually, he got a job as a blind masseuse, and the U.S. Army stationed in Korea helped him receive a formal education.
Now as the director of Siloam Eye Hospital in Korea, he has been able to help about 32,000 blind patients to regain their eyesight, and 400,000 patients have received free treatment.
Today he is acclaimed for helping people recover their sight in Asia and Africa.
Upon his visit, the Korean Community Church will donate funds to benefit an Siloam Eye Hospital project that will provide surgery for 15 blind patients so they can regain their sight.
LW Baptist Church
The Leisure World Baptist Church will honor all mothers this Sunday, May 13, in Clubhouse 4.
Sunday School with Bob Simons teaching begins at 8:40 a.m.
Coffee and sweets to share will be available from 9:20-9:45 a.m., when the morning service begins.
The call to worship is “Find Us Faithful.”
Recently women of the church were asked to submit their favorite songs for Mother’s Day Sunday. From that list, Music Director Em Schoonhoven selected “I Know Whom I Have Believed,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Thank You Lord,” “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden.”
Gloria Justiniano and Darlene Harris will perform a special duet of “Whispering Hope.”
Yvonne Leon will play the offertory.
Pastor Coburn’s message is from Hebrews 13:8 titled “The Savior’s Almighty, Changeless Love.”
Members are available to pray with people in the prayer room, which opens at the end of the service.
A women’s Bible study and fellowship will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
The Energizers will begin at 2:30 p.m. (note the change in time) on Wednesday, May 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, for a party and auction. Bring a salad for the potluck lunch and an item to auction off at this fun event for the church family.
For further information, call 430-2920.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Rev. David Berg will be in the pulpit this Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Berg, who is a chaplain for Optimal Hospice, conducts a weekly grief support group, at the church. The group has its final session this Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in the conference room.
The supervising usher for Sunday’s service is Maria Swift.
The choir will sing “Take My Life, That I May Be.” Altar Flowers are from Sandra Langdale in honor of her mother’s 99th birthday and in honor of all mothers.
The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a coffee hour in the fellowship hall.
The Wednesday Bible class, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The group is studying Scripture lessons related to the statements in Luther’s Small Catechism. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, visit
The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information, and to register or volunteer, call 596-1209.
Faith Christian Assembly
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. To say that mothers are important is more than an understatement. To say they shape and influence our lives just doesn’t say enough. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
George Washington once remarked, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
Celebrate this special day at Faith Christian Assembly at the 10:30 a.m. service. Invite family to this service to honor mom. Pastor Sheri Leming will give a special Mother’s Day message. There will be no evening service May 13.
Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Garden Room.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit the website at Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. To say that mothers are important is more than an understatement. To say they shape and influence our lives just doesn’t say enough. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
George Washington once remarked, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
Celebrate this special day at Faith Christian Assembly at the 10:30 a.m. service. Invite family to this service to honor mom. Pastor Sheri Leming will give a special Mother’s Day message. There will be no evening service May 13.
Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Garden Room.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit the website at
Holy Family Catholic
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Ascension of the Lord on Sunday, May 13.
The First Reading is Acts 1:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23; Alleluia: Matthew 28: 19A, 20B; and the Gospel: Mark 16:15-20.
A spiritual bouquet for all mothers living and deceased is available at the parish by way of having a Novena of Holy Masses (May 13-May 21) offered for all mothers whose names are submitted through the envelopes in the pews.
A parish field trip to Christ Cathedral is planned for Thursday, May 31, at 5:45 p.m. Acclaimed actress Christin Jezak will bring her inspiring play, “Person-to-Person” to the Freed Theater at Christ Cathedral. A bus will leave from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. People should get tickets at the church rectory from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. weekdays. The $40 cost includes motor coach bus transportation, admission and a reception with refreshments.
Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday; daily Mass is 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.
Confessions are 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 from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the parish rectory. People can join any time.
The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the parish rectory. People can join at any time.
People can say the Rosary and Divine Mercy on Mondays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. at the church.
For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit
Beit HaLev
Beit HaLev’s online Shabbat services are led by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater. Services are simulcast on and Friday night services start at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning services, at 10:30 a.m.
The Torah reading for this weekend is Behar-Behukkotai, Leviticus 25:39-26:46, in the Triennial Cycle. These parshas give laws regarding observance of the sabbatical and jubilee years. In addition, Israelites are directed to give their fields and vineyards a complete rest every seventh year.
The Book of Leviticus ends with a promise and a threat: if Israel obeys these laws God will give peace and prosperity to the people; if not, disaster will follow.
Hebrew classes are held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
A discussion class on Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) will follow the Hebrew class the same day at 3 p.m.
A donation of $5 per lesson is requested but not required.
There will be a cost for books, which will be provided by Rabbi Galit.
For information on Shabbat Shalom LIVE! and to enroll in classes, call Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or 439-2680.
St. Theodore Episcopal
St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds its Sunday worship service at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St Andrews Drive.
Sunday, May 13, is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. The celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II is Father Mark Shier. His sermon topic is “Anger vs. Compassion vs. Indifference.”
A coffee hour follows the service.
All are welcome.
Community Church
Community Church is blessed to have many mothers in its congregation.
On Mother’s Day, May 13, the church will honor the mothers who have gone before us, the many wonderful women who have the title of “mom” and all who have mentored, cared for, taught and nurtured the next generation.
The church will pay tribute to all of the amazing women at the Mother’s Day Sunday worship service with the presentation of carnations.
The church will have a two-session new member class for people who are interested in joining Community Church.
The class will meet on Mondays, May 14 and 21, from 11 a.m.-noon in the Fireside Room. The following themes will be explored: “Christian Faith: A Way of Seeing Life” and “Community Church and Its Ministry of Hope.” Those class members who want to will be received into membership on Sunday, May 27, at the 9:50 a.m. worship celebration.
On Sunday, May 13, the church will welcome Rev. David Stoner as guest preacher. His sermon is titled “The Power of the Holy Spirit—Why We Pray.” The Scripture lesson is Ephesians 1:15-23.
Serving as lay liturgist May 13 will be Kelly Frankiewicz.
Worship services are at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall.
Christian Women’s Fellowship
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 for a potluck breakfast.
The new book, “Women of the Bible” by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda will be studied.
All residents are welcome to attend.
Members meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month.
For more information, call 431-0597 or 594-8100.
First Christian Church
April showers are giving way to May flowers at First Christian Church in celebration of Mothers Day and the annual ladies tea. Hospitality Team members Judy Bapties and Linda Varner beautifully decorate the FCC Fellowship Room each month with a current theme and this month will be no exception.
First Christian Church Elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study at 9 a.m., Sunday, and is currently in the book of Genesis. At 9:30 a.m. the Hospitality Room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.
Pastor Bruce Humes will begin the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in “Blessed Assurance,” “My Jesus, I Love Thee,” and “One Day.” The communion hymn will be “My Savior’s Love.”
The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Pastor Phil O’Malley will present the Communion meditation and service today. For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing “Lamb of God.”
Anita Ragole will sing, “Mary Did You Know?,” followed by Sue Kaminski who will read the Gospel of John 19:25-27.
Pastor Gene Cherryholme’s message for today will be “A Mother’s Love,” based on John 19:25-27.
Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Calvary Chapel Bible study group meets in the chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.
Gamechangers Bible Study
Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Leisure World.
Sessions are held on the first and third Fridays of he month.
Course topics cover what identifies people as followers of Jesus.
The workbook has independent units, so people can enter the sessions at any time.
For the location and more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

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Cards and Games Scoreboard
Friendly Pinochle Club winners May 3: Tony Dodero, 13,120; Marilyn Allred, 11,540; Sharon Foote, 10,950; Peg Kaspar, 10,720. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.
–Bert Sellers
Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners May 5: Richard Van Wasshnova, 11,610; Ruth Bonnema, 11,230; Marge Dodero, 10,650; Bert Sellers, 10,050. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.
–Bert Sellers
Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 3: N/S: First in Strat A, B, and C: Russ Gray-Fred Reker; second in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Pam Cole; third in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Bill Linskey; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Bill Dilks-Barbara Wallace; sixth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee. E/W: First in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; second in Strat A: Oliver Yildiz-Hanefi Erten; third in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Chie Wickham-Sally Fenton; fourth in Strat A: Fern Dunbar; Lavonne McQuilkin; fifth in Strat A: Verna Becker-Dorothy Favre; sixth in Strat A, second in Strat B and C: Midge Dunagan-Bill Power; third in Strat B: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris. April 30 winners were: N/S: First in Strat A and B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; second in Strat A and B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Claudette Barrack; third in Strat A and B, first in Strat C: Ernie and Ylia Ross; fourth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; fifth in Strat A: Fred Reker-Sue Fardette; second in Strat C: Gene Yaffee-Julie Cunningham. E/W: First in Strat A: Karen and Dave Johnston; second in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; third in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris; fifth in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Al Appel; second in Strat B: Paul and Monica Honey; third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Ellen Kice.
Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations and pay fees. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. With a maximum of 18 tables available, players without reservations should arrive by noon and check in with the director of the day; they will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if there is space. Players needing a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 7: Peggy Kaspar ,12,230; Berry Brideau, 11,960; Tony Dodero, 11,510; Joe Capra, 11,320. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.
Monday Bridge Club winners May 7: Carl Kulzer, Emily Moubassaly and Paul Chang. 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.
Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 5: N/S: Dalia Hernandez-Joyce Henderson; Al Appel-Pamela Cole; Robert and Pat Adam; Alan Olschwang-Linda Nye. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre; Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson. May 4: N/S: Betty Jackson-Diane Sachs; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Linda Stein-Lavonne McQuilkin; George Alemshah-Sue Boswell; Jack Dampman-George Koehm. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Sue Fardette-Fred Reker; Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event, the club championship, is Friday, May 18.
Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners May 4: Most Yahtzees: tie, Louise True and Norah Williams, 5. Highest point total: Kathy Rose, 1,809. Door prize winner: Susie Ralston. The club meets from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The next games will be played on May 3. To learn the game, or play a refresher game, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237, and she will set up a lesson.
– Kathy Rose
Ladies’ Golf
Drizzle canceled April 30 tourney
Damp weather kept the Ladies’ Golf Club from having enough players for a tournament on April 30. Only 24 golfers braved the heavy drizzle and 25 are needed to have the tournament.
The Ladies’ Golf Club’s next general meeting is May 7 at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
All invited to open house
The Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club (LBLBC) will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the club’s field, 1109 Federation Drive, Long Beach.
It is part of a nationwide event initiated by the U.S. Lawn Bowling Association.
Parking is free.
Lessons, use of equipment, along with beverages and pizza will be offered for no charge to everyone 18 years or older.
An increasing number of players of all ages have discovered how much fun it is to play the sport.
It is advisable to wear flat-soled shoes or sandals.
A low physical impact sport, lawn bowling is fun, social, inexpensive, and can be played for life. It’s a game of strategy and finesse which is easy to learn.
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.
McGee tops first flight; Munn wins
Merle McGee did it all at Riverview on April 30 by taking the first flight with a neat 63, sinking two birdie putts and getting the closest to the pin on the ninth hole. Bruce Anderson took second place with 67, getting a bird and sinking the fewest putts. Paul Cose finished in third place with 69, followed by Sam Choi in fourth with 75.
Bob Munn continued his winning streak in the second flight by shooting 71. Marv Ballard was second at 73 and had lowest putts for the flight. Jim Dickerson was third with 76 and Lowell Goltra in fourth place with 80.
Call Bill McKusky at 277-2164 for information on membership or play schedule.
Sandra deDubovay has high score,845
Sandra deDubovay had the high score of 845 in Leisure World Cribbage play on May 1. She was followed by Dolores Cook at 836, Bea Lissow at 833 and Patti Smith at 829. Anita Smart, Wanda Bemben and Al Bonnema each had six games of 121. Ruth Depuy and Julie Milburn unfortunately had no wins. There were 60 players.
Patti Smith’s birthday was celebrated with chocolate cake and chocolate swirl ice cream. Alma Zamzow brought chocolate cookies. Margaret Smith and Pat Fellers served.
The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesdays at noon in Clubhouse 1. Everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Partners are not required.
To learn to play cribbage, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 and she will arrange one-hour lessons before the games begin.
Come and join the friendly club and have fun. Players, arrive by noon to be assured of a table.
—Bobbie Straley

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month
LAMC promotes stroke awareness
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) will present several activities to promote stroke awareness.
The Stroke Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at 3851 Katella Ave., Room 110, first floor, Los Alamitos. Parking validation available. For more information and to register, call 799-3248.
Special stroke awareness activities include:
• Free cholesterol screenings on May 16 and 24 in the LAMC entrance courtyard. Call (833) 282-0562, for a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome.
• A community lecture, “Brain Attack” on Thursday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos. A light lunch is included with reservation, call (800) 548-5559.
• Call, (833) 310-2442, for a free Signs-of-Stroke magnet
• A free online stroke health risk assessment is available at
Life strategies workshops begin May 22 in HCC
Alzheimer’s, Orange County, will begin monthly workshops on Life Strategies in the Health Care Center’s large conference room on Tuesdays, from 2-4 p.m. These workshops will help residents navigate the unexpected challenges the future may hold.
Space is limited for the workshops, so RSVP to 795-6204 for one or all sessions.
The first workshop, May 22, is “Research and Your Brain.” The session will teach how to reduce risk by increasing awareness.
The June 19 session is “Dementia 101” and will cover fact vs. friction.
“Connecting and Communicating with Someone with Dementia” will be presented on July 17. Learn a new way of talking with people with memory loss.
On Aug. 21, “Inspired Care at End of Life” will explore the importance of incorporating spiritual care in end-of-life planning.
Learn to identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans put in place at the “Legal and Financial Workshop” on Sept. 18. The final presentation will be a documentary film “Being Mortal” that explores how people face terminal illness.
Osteoporosis lecture is May 17
All residents are invited to an lecture on osteoporosis presented by Dr. Sullyvan Tang on Thursday, May 17, at noon in the Health Care Center (HCC) Conference Room. Dr. Sullyvan Tang of the HCC will be the presenter.
Call 795-6204 at least 24 hours prior to the event to reserve a seat. A staff member will call to confirm reservations.
Osteoporosis can strike at any age, but the risk increases as one gets older. It is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily, especially bones in the hip, spine and wrists.
Osteoporosis can be diagnosed, prevented and treated. Join Dr. Tang for this informative lecture and learn the simple steps to prevent the disease and current treatment options to stop the progression of osteoporosis.
Making better choices is bottom line
Wa-Rite queen for the month of April was Dorene Young with a loss of 9.5 pounds, but she wasn’t there to wear the crown because she’s in Hawaii celebrating.
The top loser for the week was split between Tanya Moffat and Mamie McGee with 1.5 pound losses. They attributed their losses to eating more veggies, salads and exercise. Things members know they should do, but don’t.
The “Food for Thought” this week is “We know what’s good for us, but good intentions can’t make up for eating unhealthy food!”
Making better choices is the bottom line for every area of life, doing the good we know we should. People can’t go wrong with walking for exercise and members have the perfect weather and neighborhood to do it in. And don’t forget to give away some smiles to the people you meet.
Wa-Rite is a support group of women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Annual dues are $10. Members meet from 9-10 a.m., Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room. 1. Weigh-ins start at 8 a.m. To join the club or visit ask for Diana Goins. For more information, call Margaret Humes at 296-5834.
Laughter shared at May 15 meeting
The LWSB Wellness Club will meet Tuesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.
Beverly Bender from the LW Theater Club will be the guest speaker at the meeting.
Bev is a gerontologist and certified laugh leader. She regularly conducts laugh classes at the Health Care Center. She is a comedian and will perform jokes and skits.
“Laughter is the best medicine with only positive side effects,” she says. This will be a fun day.
For more information about the club, contact Mark Harrington, by email at
May 2018 proclaimed as ALS Awareness Month
Sen. John Moorlach, 37th District in Orange County, introduced SCR 141 to proclaim the month of May 2018 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month in California. The proclamation encourages continued research to find treatments and eventually a cure for the disease.
The proclamation by Sen. Moorlach was a surprise to Les Cohen, Mutual 15, in recognition of his daughter Juli as well as all those suffering with ALS. Juli was diagnosed with ALS last year.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, was first identified in 1869 and its cause, cure, and means of control are still unknown. Recently a new scientific understanding has been generated regarding the physiology of the disease.
Anyone can get ALS, which selectively destroys the motor neurons in the nervous system and, in its progression, the patient loses the ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually breathe, while the mind remains unaffected and alert.
ALS is usually diagnosed between 40-70 years of age. American military veterans have a higher incidence of ALS than the general population. Each year, over 5,300 people in the United States are newly diagnosed and can expect a life expectancy, on average, from two-five years from the time of diagnosis.
Hearing devices demonstrated at free HLAA event
The last Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) demonstration until fall will be presented on Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood.
A representative from captioned telephones will provide information about free captioned phones for those that qualify along with a hearing aid representative to answer questions about hearing aids.
The demonstration is sponsored by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). HAT does not sell hearing aids or hearing assistive devices, but provides information on where to purchase items demonstrated. The HAT demo is the only free “hands-on” opportunity available in Southern California. For information, call 630-6141, or visit .
Those who have trouble hearing on the phone or trouble hearing conversations in restaurants or can’t hear the doorbell ring, new technologies are available to try “hands on” at this free demo.
Invite friends and relatives with hearing loss to come and try out a large variety of devices that can improve their ability to hear better in difficult situations.
These devices can be very helpful to people with or without hearing aids and are less expensive.
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, May 14: Cream of asparagus soup with wheat crackers, veggie egg salad with whole grain flat-bread, cherry tomatoes, quinoa salad and fresh melon.
Tuesday, May 15: Hamburger on whole wheat bun, lettuce,tomato, onion, baked chips, carrot raisin salad, lemon pudding, diet pudding, orange-pineapple juice.
Wednesday, May 16: Pork tenderloin with apple raisin sauce, brown rice, cucumber and black-eyed pea salad, whole grain bread, tropical fruit mix.
Thursday, May 17: Baked meatloaf with mushroom gravy, egg noodles, Brussel sprouts, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, May 18: Split pea soup, salt-free crackers, roasted turkey, herb gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, assorted cookies, diet cookie, orange juice.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $8 per day for two meals, dessert and beverage. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a complete hot dinner, lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of 1 percent lowfat milk. Contact Lisa
Valdez at 433-0232 or visit Call Amber Scheuring at 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification for the following day.
Monday, May 14: Chili relleno casserole, black beans, cauliflower,vanilla and chocolate swirl pudding, turkey, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and three-bean salad.
Tuesday, May 15: Chicken paprika, macaroni and cheese, California blended vegetables, peaches, with yogurt, entree chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, crackers.
Wednesday, May 16: Herb rubbed roasted pork with mustard sauce, brown and wild rice, zucchini and tomatoes, pineapple upside down cake, tuna salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, carrot and raisin salad.
Thursday, May 17: Spaghetti with meatball, dinner roll, cauliflower and broccoli, Jello with pineapple chunks, chicken salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, creamy coleslaw.
Friday, May 18: Smothered pork chop, oven baked potatoes, broccoli with lemon pepper, tapioca pudding, entree taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing, crackers.
Weekly health, exercise classes
Ageless Grace
The eight-week program is offered on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Class dates in the current program are May 14 and 21 and June 4 and 11.
The chair-based exercise program addresses 21 aging factors that strengthen the core to improve flexibility, balance and mobility. The cost is $5 a class.
For more information, call Carol Costello at 596-3927 or visit
Feeling Good Exercise
Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, 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.
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
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.
Beginning Yoga
Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.
For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby,
Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The fee is $5 per session.
For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.
Monday Intermediate Yoga
Classes are offered each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.
For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273
Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi
Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter and slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.
For more information, call 430-7143.
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.
Leisure Leggers
The Leisure Leggers, the walking and running club, meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-to-60-minute walk and to train for local races.
For more information, call Tom Pontac, president, at 304-0880.
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, upper level. Participants do not have to attend both days. The fee is $4 per class, when paying by the month or $5 a class for those who do not attend the class regularly.
Trainer, Lori Sage leads the class in warm-ups, light weight lifting with hand weights, (class weights provided at first), standing yoga poses for improving balance (no mat needed) and cool downs. All levels of ability are welcome. Contact Marion Higgins, 296-8328, for more information.

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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 at 296-5588.
•Dance Club: Ballroom and Social dance classes are held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate salsa is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate East Coast Swing, 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 instructor Jeremy Pierson at 999-1269. He has 20-plus years of professional dance experience.
The club sponsors tap dance classes on Thursdays at the Amphitheater stage. Beginner tap is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and advanced, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joyce Basch, tap dancing since she was 9 years old, will teach rhythm tap and “the old soft shoe” dance steps. All levels are welcome; no experience is necessary; $5 per class. For more information, contact Joyce, 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.
•Dancing for Fun: Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (first Tuesday is in Clubhouse 4), 4 and 5 p.m.; $6 per class; two classes, $5 each; extra help is available at 6 and 7 p.m., 446-0302.
•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.
•International Folk Dance Club: Learn easy line and circle dances from around the world at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Beginners are welcome.
•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: Fox trot and salsa mambo will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. Fox trot starts at 2 p.m.; salsa/mambo, 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 Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.
•Saturday Morning Dance Club: American tango is taught from 9-10 a.m.; eastern swing, 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. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.
•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.
LW Community Karaoke
People enjoyed pizza while 30-plus Community Karaoke crooners serenaded them last week. Tina Shaffer and Jeff Plum from Computer Images Plus joined the group in song.
They are supporters of the LW karaoke club, providing tremendous help keeping the computers in shape to play the tunes.
Allan Brunmier was a new face singing “Home,” and regular David Noble did a very nice “Memories.” Bob Dodson had fun with “I Can’t Stop Loving You” as did Carolyn Mottola with “Candyman,” Martin Rosendaal with “Brown Eyes,” Joe Walker with “Am I Losing You?,” Erica Greenwood with “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Vickie Mendoza with “Silhouettes,” Helen Schultz with “Kansas City” and Pat Kogok with “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun.”
There will be no karaoke practice in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays, May 15 and 22.
All are welcome on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m. for the karaoke parties.
Los Al Library book sale is May 17, 19
The Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will have a shower of gardening books at its sale on May 17 and 19. There will be books for every kind of gardener, from vegetables to flowers to landscaping.
There are also travel guides covering the world, the USA, and especially California (hiking, camping, beaches and restaurants). There will be a large children and teen section.
The sale is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19, on the library’s front porch.
Books with orange dots will be half price, and paperback fiction goes for $2 a bag after 2 p.m.
Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library is located at 12700 Montecito Road, Seal Beach; for more information, call 430-1048 or visit the website at
Finbars Menu
Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 every other Monday to serve dinners that include the appetizer of the day, a green salad with a choice of dressings and three entrée options, ranging from $13-$15 (tax included). Dessert and soft drinks are available for an additional charge. Dinner service is from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.
MAY 14
Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, extra virgin olive oil; drizzled with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette on grilled Italian bread.
Spaghetti with Meatball or sausage, $13
Authentic slow-simmered “Sunday gravy” tomato sauce.
Chicken Marsala, $14
Tender chicken breast cutlets sauteed with mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce and demi-glaze reduction. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.
Grilled Salmon, $15
Served with pasta and vegetables or rice.
OLLI celebrates 10 years on May 19
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI senior university) is celebrating 10 years of bringing college-level classes to Leisure World. Everyone is welcome to the ice cream social on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. New classes coming to Leisure World this summer and fall will be introduced.
Friends and neighbors who might not know about OLLI are especially welcome. OLLI senior university is based at California State University, Long Beach, but Leisure World residents don’t have to travel any farther than Clubhouse 3 to experience lifelong learning.
If OLLI is to stay on the Leisure World campus, it is important to demonstrate that residents are interested in attending classes here.
Leisure World classes must be comprised of a minimum of 50 percent residents. OLLI organizers are working on strategies to accomplish this. Members are asked to spread the word and share the excitement they experience through OLLI.
Leisure World residents have priority registration for classes held here. On-site registration will be held on May 23-24 for these classes.
Let the Good Times Roll May 19
The Good Times Roll Club will host a “red, white and blue” show in honor of Armed Forces Day on May 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The show starts at 7.
Performers will sing songs with one of those colors in the title or with a patriotic theme. Dress is casual, and clothes in an American motif or colors are encouraged.
Snacks, coffee and water will be furnished. Ice and cups will be available. People can bring beverages. Ben Berg and the Rhythm Rockers will entertain with rock and roll music for dancing.
Come early to enjoy the party atmosphere and meet new friends. The admission is free.
Glass fusion class is May 16
A glass fusion class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday May 16, in the Lapidary Room at Clubhouse 4. The class will cover how to make jewelry by fusing glass.
Come in and sign up so there will be adequate supplies.
The class, which is designed for beginners and the advanced students, is limited to six people, so each student can have more time with the instructor; cost $10.
GRF Movie
“The Secret of Roan Inish,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, in Clubhouse 4.
A girl is sent to live with her grandparents after WWII, and learns much of her family ancestors through their stories. She becomes convinced that her dead baby brother is really alive and being cared for by seals.
Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.
Ethel Carter to lead Community Sing
The Leisure World Community Sing will meet Tuesday, May 15, in Clubhouse 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Those who want to participate in the first half hour of Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with Ethel Carter, the evening’s leader. Bring music for the pianist.
Ethel will lead group singing until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest, the talented pianist, Hank Barto (“Mr. Hank”).
On May 1, Carmen Edwards was the emcee. She introduced the first Opening Act performers, who included Don Horning and Bob Barnum singing “Bye, Bye Love,” with Don accompanying on guitar; Vito Villamor, “The Prayer of St. Francis,” (with ukelele); Chuck Zeman, “Deep Purple” (a capella); Byong Choi, “Moonlight on the Colorado”; Ethel Carter and Bob Barnum, “I’d Do Anything”; Bruce Dupont, “Best Man” (a capella); Valentino Perry, “ You Made Me Love You”; and Anita Ragole, “Golden Earrings.”
Pat Kogok accompanied on four of the numbers.
Carmen then led group singing until she introduced her half-time guests, Susan Kelleghan and Bev Adams. They sang in beautiful harmony along with the karaoke machine. They sang “Blowin’ in the Wind,” followed by Susan singing “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” and Bev who soloed with “Muskrat Love,” using a couple of sock puppets who “sang” along with cute antics.
Their last number was called “A Summer Song.” The audience applauded loudly and cheered to show their appreciation for this delightful duo.
Carmen then wrapped up the musical evening with more group singing, ending with “Kumbaya.” Many thanks to Pat Kogok, pianist; Bob Barnum, stage manager and book lender; Clarence Hoffman, sound technician; and Walt Bier and Margie Thompson, providing the karaoke machine.
GRF Weekly Dance
The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. The American Gold Band will play rock and roll on May 12.
People should sign in, either as residents or guests.
That is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of the bands.
Bicycle Group rides weekly
The Leisure World Bicycle Group meets on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at the North Gate entrance at 8:30 a.m.
The DWP has provided an easy-access bike trail just outside North Gate to the San Gabriel River Trail. The group rides to the Seal Beach Pier where people can opt for coffee and/or breakfast available at nearby restaurants before returning to Leisure World.
The ride is flat and about 10 miles round trip at beginner-plus speeds. No one gets left behind.
For further information, contact Mary Romero at 810-4266 or
The club also hosts longer Saturday bike rides that require a bike carrier to transport bicycles. The schedule is as follows:
May 12: Huntington Beach State Park, south to the Wedge, Newport Beach, and back, 15 miles.
May 26: Santa Fe Dam to San Gabriel River and back, 17 miles.
For information on Saturday bicycle rides, contact Dorothy Ferrington at 357-4320 or
East Village Walking Tour is May 12
Long Beach Heritage will sponsor a walking tour of the East Village on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
People should meet at Ocean and Linden avenues by the Linden Avenue entrance to the Cooper Arms and Modica’s restaurant
Cost is $ 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Pay Pal at Tickets will be distributed at the meeting site
Film stars once patronized a lively nightclub scene at the East Village’s historic Lafayette Hotel, also home to the Miss Universe Pageant for several years.
The East Village additionally provides a palate of the changing architectural fashions in vogue during the early part of the 20th century including Victorian cottages from as early as 1905 and prairie, Italianate, art deco, international, mid-century modern buildings and “own-your-own” residential high-rises that catered to elegant resort living after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.
For additional information, call 493-7019 or visit Long Beach Heritage is a non-profit education and advocacy group that promotes public knowledge and preservation of significant historic and architectural resources and the cultural heritage of Long Beach.
Glass fusion and slumping class is May 14
The Lapidary and Jewelry Club is offering the class “Introduction to Glass Fusion and Slumping” from 9:30 a.m.-noon on May 14 in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4.
This class will cover the basics of glass fusion and demonstrate slumping, a technique in which glass is shaped into small shallow bowls.
Students with prior experience can expand their skills in glass cutting and shaping to create more intricate designs.
Materials provided include the glass to make two three-inch squares or four-inch squares for coasters. A materials fee of $10 is payable at the class. Fused pieces can be picked up the day after class; slumped pieces take and additional day.
Sign-up in the Lapidary Room; limit of six students per class.
Ham radio operators make a difference in LW
People who want to become ham radio operators and make a difference in Leisure World, especially when emergency communications are needed, are welcome to join the Leisure World Radio Club, but first they need to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Amateur radio is a hobby unlike most hobbies. In addition to facilitating emergency communication, it allows people to communicate and make friends with other hams around the world.
Amateurs must pass a test to show proficiency to obtain an FCC license.
Prospective hams are advised to purchase a study manual. Radio Club member Midge Bash recommends one by Gordon West, WB6NOA, called “Technician Class 2018-2022 FCC Elements For Amateur Radio License Preparation.” This book will be available in late May with the latest information.
Study the questions in preparation for the review and exam given at Leisure World in August.
For more information on test schedules, call Bash at (440)-289-2023.
Once hams are licensed, Radio Club members can help people determine what radios they should purchase and how to program them.
Once people have the requisite skills, they can particpate in the daily net, recruitment, radio programing, radio transmitting, antennae installation, radio maintenance and emergency preparedness. Members are able to communicate with Rollin’ Thunder, Drone Club, the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Club, RV Club, Emergency Information Council and Security.
For more information, call Bash, W6LIK, director of Education for the Radio Club, at (440) 289-2023.
Opera Club to show ‘Fidelio,” Part 2
Everyone is invited to come and watch Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera “Fidelio,” Part 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. Member Frieda Davis will give a short review for those who missed Part 1.
The story continues with the arrival of Pizarro who has come to exact more violent revenge by killing Florestan, the prisoner in the subterranean dungeon. However, Fidelio, the prisoner’s wife disguised as a prison assistant, steps between the assailant and the prisoner while a trumpet signals the arrival of Don Fernando. He is a high-ranking government official who metes out justice by arresting Pizarro and declaring Florestan free.
The opera is sung in German with English subtitles. No dues or fees are collected. Room 2 in Clubhouse 3 opens at 1 p.m. (but not before). On May 14, everyone attending is invited to bring a favorite snack for one of the club’s occasional potluck refreshment buffets. Paper plates, cups and plastic utensils will be provided. For further information, contact Beverly Emus, LW Opera Club president, at 296-5586 or
SBTV Channel 3 Listings
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at Thursday, May 10
4 pm Nancy Ray, Stock Transfer
5 pm Impaired Vision and
Hearing Club
5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity
6 pm Community Sing with
Betty Ballen
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert
8:40 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!
9:30 pm Americana Awards 2018
11 pm On Q—#8bitJazzHeroes
Friday, May 11
4 pm American Legion
Fashion Show
5 pm Doo Wop April 2018
6 pm Calvary Chapel
6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
7:30 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!
8:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
9 pm Studio Cafe
10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights
Saturday, May 12
4 pm Author JA Jance
5:15 pm Dawn’s Car Show
5:30 pm Emma Ballen and Friends
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm LAUSD
11:30 pmBig Bad Voodoo Daddy
Sunday, May 13
4 pm Seal Beach Planning
Commission Replay 5-7
5 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert
6 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Concert
7 pm Sea Inside
7:30 pm Studio Cafe
8:30 pm Americana Awards 2018
10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights
11 pm Vintage Vehicles
Monday, May 14
4 pm Easter Egg Decorating Contest
5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity
6 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm SB Planning Council Mtg
9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach
Virginia Haley Celebrates 100
10 pm Live at the Ford Theater
Tuesday, May 15
4 pm Impaired Vision and
Hearing Club
4:30 pm Author JA Jance
5:45 pm Dawn’s Car Show
6 pm Calvary Chapel
6:30 pm Emma Ballen and Friends
7 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert
7:40 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Concert
8:30 pm Studio Cafe
9:30 pm Miss Seal Beach
Highlights 2017
11 pm Cerritos Center
Wednesday, May 16
4 pm Easter Egg Decorating Contest
5:30 pm American Legion
Fashion Show
6:30 pm Community Sing with
Betty Ballen
7:15 pm Dawn’s Car Show
7:30 pm Doo Wop April 2018
8:30 pm Sea Inside
9 pm Studio Cafe
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
10:30 pmBig Bad Voodoo Daddy
*All programming is subject to change.
LW Poetry
Thanks, Mom
I learned from my Mother how a Mother ought to be,
Though now I often wonder why she didn’t despair of me.
I was a rowdy tomboy always hanging by my heels
Playing cowboys and Indians like my favorite movie reels.
She made me frilly dresses and never seemed to know
I’d gladly wear my brother’s jeans and be barefoot heel to toe.
Santa brought a doll each year, I’d asked for a horse to trot,
But I bathed and dressed the dolly being careful of its soft spot.
Mom made beautiful tea parties for my dolls and neighbor girls,
and dressed me up on Sunday, my hair in curls.
She helped me learn to be a girl in a thousand subtle ways,
I learned to cook quite early making fudge on blustery days.
She’d never heard of women’s lib and gay meant youth and joy
Never for a minute did she treat me like a boy.
So when the right man came along when I was twenty-plus,
I fell in love and married him without much fight or fuss.
I could cook and rock the babies
And love my man so true.
Because you taught me how so well,
I’m happy, Mom, thanks to you!
—Phyllis Poper, Mutual 14
Where does one start when writing about such special love?
When it fills our lives in so many ways, it settles like a dove.
We are glad that her life has been full and complete,
And delighted that she’s tasted the bitter and the sweet.
Our mothers have walked in the sunshine and rain;
They have felt lots of pleasure and their share of pain.
We need to be grateful that they lived a full, happy life
And even be glad for the joy as well as their strife.
We often feel sad when we lose those we love,
When they are called to live in their new home above.
But why should we grieve when we say goodbye
Knowing they go to dwell in a cloudless sky.
For they have but gone before us to prepare the way
And we are sure to meet them again some happy day.
So whether we call her Mom, Mommy, Mama or Mother,
She will remain in our hearts like there is no other.
—Nancy Maggio
Photo Arts Club meets today
Ben Benjamins, a member of the Photo Arts Club, will give a program on flash photography today, May 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1:30 p.m.
He is a skilled teacher, instructor and coach, who has shown club members key features of superior photo-composition, eye-catching night photography and stunning portraits.
On June 14, he will give a program on how to use an iPhone, a smart phone or basic snapshot camera to create award winning photographs at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Photo Arts Club meets the second Thursdays. All are welcome.
Quilting Bees host luncheon May 16
The Leisure Quilting Bees annual spring luncheon fund raiser will be held on May 16 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.
For tickets, $20, contact Lisa Quient at (949) 584-2884. In addition to lunch, the ticket price includes six raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the luncheon for $1 each or $5 for six.
LB Home Tour is June 3
Six architecturally distinguished homes, located in unique neighborhoods throughout the city, will be open for public viewing during the 17th annual Great Homes of Long Beach tour on Sunday, June 3, from noon-5 p.m.
The tour celebrates the rich history and one-of-a kind details of beautiful homes within the Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Los Cerritos, California Heights and Eliot Lane neighborhoods. Many of the homes, built nearly a century ago, maintain the original architectural elements, while others have been carefully restored to respect the original design.
Tickets, priced at $40 for the general public and $35 for Long Beach Heritage members, are available at
The following residences were selected as the 2018 Great Homes of Long Beach and will be showcased on the June 3 tour:
• 1921 Contemporary Craftsman
Set on a hillside in Belmont Heights, this home began as a single-story Craftsman bungalow with two bedrooms. Today, it is an expansive, light-filled home with dramatic mid-century styling and a top-floor master suite with panoramic ocean views.
• 1911 Oceanview Craftsman
This Bluff Park home was transformed from a classic bungalow into a 5,000 square-foot Craftsman masterpiece. A complete remodel and expansion, which began in 2005, respects the original design intent after years of modifications by previous owners. A passion for design and attention to detail is reflected throughout, highlighted by rich, hand-crafted wood and iron work.
• 1923 Historic Subdivision
The Eliot Lane Historic District is a unique, one-block neighborhood filled with small-scale homes lining a narrow street. The homes were built by a single builder, Boland & Smith, and represent an early subdivision of modest homes. All the original construction remains in place today. A home featured on the tour has been in the same family since 1925.
• 1930 Penthouse
The Gaytonia was designed by Reginald Freemont Inwood in the spirit of a fashionable castle. An original leaded glass door opens to an elegant lobby adorned with gothic archways, lion sculptures, medieval wall sconces, antique Victorian furniture and the original elevator with beautiful walnut wood panels. The owner’s penthouse retains many of the original features with plenty of bling and breathtaking ocean views—making this residence the potential envy of modern-day royalty.
• 1928 Historic District Spanish Colonial
Located in California Heights, the city’s largest historic district, this home has been lovingly restored and updated while respecting its original character. Original features include coved ceilings with inset tray detail, picture hang molding, telephone niche and windows.
• 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival
The original geometric-design front door welcomes visitors to this marvelous Spanish Colonial in the Los Cerritos neighborhood. The lovely interior is filled with striking tastes of Spain, Cuba and Mexico, while the surrounding exteriors provide inviting spaces to entertain and enjoy.
Long Beach Heritage docents will highlight architectural features, historic details and background stories at each home.
Proceeds from the tour support the Bembridge House, a 1906 Queen Anne Victorian on the National Registry of Historic Places and owned by Long Beach Heritage. The home is being lovingly restored by the organization and serves as a cultural resource for Long Beach residents.
For more information, call (562) 493-7019 or visit
Senior Prom Masquerade is May 12
Don’t miss the “Senior Prom Masquerade” on Saturday, May 12, from 3-6 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Community Center, 10911 Oak St.
Dress up and enjoy a wonderful evening with your friends and loved ones.
There will be a dinner, dessert, door prizes and dancing. Dance partners are not necessary. Live music will be provided by Happiness Band.
This event is made possible by sponsors and vendors including Los Alamitos Senior Club, LW New York Club, AppleCare, Healthcare Partners, and Blue Shield of CA.
Tickets are selling quickly— over 70 already—so get yours soon. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Los Alamitos Community Center until Friday for $6 for people 50-plus; $8 at the door, and $10 for guests under the age of 50.
For more information, contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at 430-1073.
‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ is coming to town
Celebrate America and the beginnings of the country’s musical theater history with a new look at the life of George M. Cohan in the Southern California premiere Musical Theatre West’s (MTW) production of “Yankee Doodle Dandy!” coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 6-22. For tickets go to, call 856-1999, ext. 4, or visit the MTW Ticket Office. Tickets start at $20.
“Yankee Doodle Dandy!” sparkles and shines in David Armstrong’s new take on the life of American showman and songwriter George M. Cohan. The patriotic and biographical journey explores the life of the musical pioneer, from his humble beginnings to his meteoritic rise to the top.
The musical has a score of 22 beloved songs of the past 100 years, including “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” and additional new music and lyrics by Albert Evans. Musical Theatre West’s production is under the direction of Jamie Rocco, who also serves as choreographer, with musical director by Jeff Rizzo.
Different than the musical “George M!” and the film “Yankee Doodle Dandy!,” the musical explores the highs and lows of Cohan’s life. Set against the colorful backdrop of Old Broadway, the show explores the life of the man, from the hard-knock days of his family’s adventures in Vaudeville through his reign as the star-spangled “King of Broadway.” The show covers what happened when he faced the consequences of fame, failed relationships and the changes on Broadway.
Cohan, who is recognized as the father of the American musical, wrote more than 40 Broadway plays and musicals, and wrote and composed more than 500 songs and musical numbers. He produced 128 theatrical works and personally appeared in five films and more than 3,400 live performances. Additionally, Cohan collaborated with other authors on 14 plays, many of which his name was uncredited. In 1941, Cohan won a Congressional Medal of Honor for the song, “Over There.”
The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is located at 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach.
CAP Food Distribution is May 17
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be Thursday, May 17.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,287 a month for one person; $1,736 for two-person household; $2,184 for a three-person household.
To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).
People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People whohelp arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.
CAPOC will have a representative there to help people with applications for its program and for the separate Cal Fresh benefits, which are food stamps.
People over 55 who don’t receive SSI will qualify if they meet the following income guidelines: $2,010 per month for one person; $2,708 for a two-person household.
Bring an ID, Social Security card, proof of income and rent receipt to apply for food stamps.
Hui O Hula lessons offered twice a week
Hui O Hula is Leisure World’s Hawaiian hula dance club. Hui means group in Hawaiian/Chinese.
Hula lessons are offered twice a week, on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 1:15 p.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6.
Having fun dancing together is the purpose of the hui. Anyone is welcome. Beginners should come on Monday mornings. For more class information and the performance schedule, call 431-2242.
Hui dancers are excited to be invited to entertain at the Golden Age Foundation’s 20th Volunteers Luncheon in June. GAF is dedicated to the special needs of shareholders and makes LW a better and happier place for all.
Anyone who is not interested in dancing ought to give the GAF volunteer program a try. For more information, call 431-9589.
LWSB Book Club
The LWSB Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on May 17 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, to discuss “A Secret Kept,” by Tatiana de Rosnay.
The novel opens with Antoine Rey waiting nervously in an emergency room following a serious automobile accident. Antoine is desperate to know the status of his sister, Mélanie, who was driving the car because she was about to tell him something important she remembered right before the crash. “A Secret Kept” is the story of a modern family and the invisible ties that hold it together.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Mother’s Day Fast Facts
• In 2014, 26.3 was the average age in the United States for first-time mothers.
•In its early days, people observed Mother’s Day by going to church, and by writing letters to their mothers.
Eventually, sending cards and giving gifts and flowers were added to the tradition.
• In 2017, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that U.S. consumers would spend $23.6 billion celebrating Mother’s Day, a record. Shoppers spend an average of $186 on Mom.
• Most consumers will give cards (about 78 percent) and flowers (69 percent) to their mothers or take her out to eat (56 percent), but more money will be spent on jewelry ($5 billion) than any other category, according to the NRF.
• According to the 2017 Mother’s Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $67,619 (up from $65,523 in 2016) a year in the professional world.
• Anna Jarvis, the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States, started the tradition of wearing a carnation on the holiday. A colored carnation means that a person’s mother is living. A white carnation indicates that a person’s mother is deceased.
• While many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, a tradition which began in the U.S., it’s celebrated annually on May 10 in Mexico. Similar celebrations of mothers are held on various days of the year in other countries, often following ancient or religious traditions.
• In Britain and some parts of Europe, the fourth Sunday of Lent was often celebrated as Mothering Day, but that has been replaced by Mother’s Day, for the most part.
• Mother’s Day is often associated with Mothering Sunday, a Christian holiday.

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LWer receives Hero award from Red Cross
Richard “Dick” Stone, Mutual 1, was honored by the American Red Cross at the Orange County Hero’s Luncheon on May 3 with its Services to the Armed Forces Award for his work with Special Forces Home for Christmas Fund.
Stone founded Special Forces Home for Christmas Fund in 2003 that has helped over 750 Marines return home for the holidays. His goal for this year is to send more than 150 Marines home.
He said that by 2019 they will have sent 1,000 Marines home at the cost of a half million dollars. “That’s a lot of money.”
On Oct. 26, 2017, he received the Spirit of Hope Award at the Pentagon.
The Spirit of Hope is a national award presented through the U.S. Department of Defense, for outstanding service to the United States of America. It is awarded to men and women of the United States Armed Forces, entertainers, and other distinguished Americans and organizations whose patriotism and service reflect that of Mr. Bob Hope.
Stone is president of the organization committed to sending financially challenged Marines home for Christmas. They provide support to four Marine Corps battalions including 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, 1st Radio Battalion, and 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.
The non-profit organization had humble beginnings when members of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC) in Newport Beach pooled their money to purchase a plane ticket for a Specials Ops Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton to go home to Ohio for Christmas.
The Special Forces Home for Christmas Fund also hosts annual large-scale events to thank the Marines for their service, including the Yacht Club Commodores Ball, Yacht Club Opening Day Party, BBQ at Temecula Ranch, and the Christmas Boat parade. Additional monthly events are hosted by the organization for Marines and their spouses to thank them for their service. These events provide Marines and their families the opportunity to decompress from extended training events and deployments.
Stone works year-round and dedicates countless hours to raise the funds needed to cover the expenses for everything the group provides for the Marines.
To contribute to the Special Forces-Home for Christmas Fund send donations to care of Richard L. Stone, 13811 Thunderbird Drive, 57-J, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
For more information call Stone at 822-4236 or email,
Special Forces-Home for Christmas Fund is a tax deductible 501c-3, not-for-profit charity and a tax receipt will be sent to the donors.
Veterans Honor Banners on sale
The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale.
Banners will be displayed for Memorial Day throughout the community on trust streets and may honor current or former GRF members in good standing. The deadline to order is tomorrow, May 11.
The full legal name, used on the stock certificate of Golden Rain Foundation or Mutual 17 deed, will be used.
The banner will also include the mutual and military branch under which the person served.
The cost is $125. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while the limited supply lasts. Those who have previously purchased a banner can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed.
Orders may be placed at the Recreation office in Building 5, lower level, or with Tommy Fileto by email at
American Legion hosting Aug. 4 flea market, CH2
The American Legion, Post 327, will host a flea market on Aug. 4 in Clubhouse 2.
Vendor sign-up will be held on May 24 at 9 a.m. in front of Clubhouse 6.
Vendors must bring their GRF ID cards and the $10 fee to participate.
Sunshine Club
Chinese medicine is topic May 11
How the world’s oldest medicine, traditional Chinese medicine treats modern health problems will be the topic when the Sunshine Club meets tomorrow, May 11, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Although acupuncture is known for its ability to successfully treat acute and chronic pain conditions, the practice of traditional Chinese medicine treats much more.
Acupuncture and the use of safe and effective Chinese herbs can treat a myriad of conditions that one may not even think of such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, incontinence, dizziness, post-stroke recovery, allergies, food sensitivities as well as many other health issues.
Jeannette Painovich will give a brief introduction on the history and current use of traditional Chinese medicine and leave plenty of time for a question-and-answer session.
Those who attended the recent Sunshine Club day-trip to the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art and L.A. Farmers Market are invited to stop by the meeting to pick up a DVD about the trip. It is free for participating.
The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program. Arrive few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m.
The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.
The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.
The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday).
There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.
Bingo canceled on Mother’s Day
The bingo games scheduled for Sunday, May 13, are cancelled because of Mother’s Day.
Bingo is played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.
Complimentary refreshments are served.
The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.
Class will feature Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, No. 1
The Korean American Music Appreciation class will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, May 10, in Clubhouse 4.
Ken Chong will illustrate classical music using Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto, No. 1, first movement, and Franz Lehar’s operetta, “The Merry Widow.”
Robert Chung will conduct members’ favorites and oldies following the presentation.
The KACMA class is conducted in Korean. All are invited. The KACMA promotes fellowship through interpretation, appreciation of classical music, including symphony, operas and by attending concerts.
For more information, contact President Kathie Park, 598-6292; program chair Robert Chung, 387-7377; or publicity chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.
Card parties held on 4th Wednesday
PEO, Chapter RT’s, card party and luncheon is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 2 at noon. Be seated by 11:45 a.m. The next party is May 23.
There are many games to play— Chinese checkers, dominoes, Skip Bo, rummy cubes, Scrabble, poker, Euchre, Pitch, Uno, Phase 10, bridge, canasta, Hand & Foot, Shanghai Rummy, and many more. Gather friends and start a new table.
All Leisure World residents are invited, ladies, gents, mix or match. PEO membership is not required. Get a foursome together or just come for lunch and enjoy the meal. The luncheon is $11, including tax and tip, and includes an entrée, salad, roll, dessert and beverage of choice.
Everyone must have a reservation. Call Jan Krehbiel before May 19 for a new table or to make changes to standing reservations.
Japanese karaoke will be performed at May 19 meeting
Members of the Nikkei Club are in for a treat when the colorful Haj Uyehara Japanese Karaoke will perform along with a traditional Japanese dance group at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 in Clubhouse 4.
A short business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. Bento boxes have been ordered from Sango.
Upcoming activities include a tour of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State University, Long Beach, on June 28 and the annual picnic on Thursday, July 12.
Introduction to computers class set
The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.
• Monday, May 14, Clubhouse 6, Room B
9 a.m. – Let’s Talk Ebay (Smith)
11 a.m. – Beginning Computers, Internet, email (Bague)
Noon – Windows 10 (Bague)
• Monday, May 21, Clubhouse 3, Room 4
9 a.m. – Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc. Using Modern Technology (Sacks)
10 a.m. – Samsung (and Android) Smartphone (Sacks)
11 a.m. – iPad (Bague)
Noon – Skype Free Video Chatting (Bague)
• Monday, May 28, Clubhouse 3, Room 4
9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)
10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)
11 a.m. – Viruses and Internet Security (Bague)
Noon – Facebook (Bague)
• Tuesday, May 29, Clubhouse 3, Room 7
Noon – Apple Mac (Sacks)
1 p.m. – Facebook (Bague)
2 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)
Sacks is thinking about offering a class on how to evaluate real estate using modern technology. The class would be more than going to popular websites to research local and distant residential and commercial properties. Anyone who would like a certain day or time, contact Sacks at the number below.
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
Noon Spoons will gather May 16
The Noon Spoons will meet Wednesday, May 16, at noon at the Four Seasons Buffet, 11471 South Street, Cerritos, just east of the Cerritos Mall. It is in the building that used to be Hometown Buffet.
The senior price (65-plus) is $10.49 and adults are $12.99. Beverage is not included. It has both American and Asian food.
All are welcome; no membership required. Come join the group and meet friends.
After lunch, there will be a short meeting to discuss future events.
Everyone who attends, should call Ellen Larsen, 596-2904; Carole Kendall, 209-5722; or Les Feller, 213-3923; so that the restaurant can have a reservation count.
Let one of them know if a ride is needed and they will try to arrange one.
Class on iPad for beginners set
The Computer Friends Club will provide a presentation on iPad for beginners on Thursday, May 17, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Areas to be covered are WiFi connecting, browsing the Internet, taking photos, using multi-finger gestures and how to do a hard reset in the event of an iPad emergency.
The Computer Friends Club meets on the third Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Classes, presentations and membership are free. All are welcome.
For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.
Mother’s Day celebrated at meeting
The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held its monthly meeting on April 8. Ann Andreatta, club treasurer, reported that the club’s finances are healthy to the delight of members. President Ric Dizon also announced that, through the support of the members, FALW will be able to fulfill its commitments to the community this year.
He announced that the FALW picnic to honor veterans living in Leisure World will be held on July 1, the first Sunday of the month.
The next FALW meeting will be Sunday, May 13. It will be a Mother’s Day celebration. Group 2, under Julie Nulod, will be responsible for the food.
Purchase tickets to Mutual 7’s barbecue lunch
The Mutual 7 annual meeting and barbecue luncheon is Friday May 18, in Clubhouse 4.
Social hour starts at 9 a.m. with breakfast snacks.
The shareholder only annual meeting is at 10 a.m.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets, $14, for the luncheon must be paid for in advance.
Naples Rib Company will cater the luncheon that includes barbecued baby back ribs, bone-in chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, cornbread and salad.
No tickets will be sold at door. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 14, cash only.
Make reservations with Jana Rogers, 431-4797, or Sue Rotter, 594-5626. Reservations after deadline will be $18.
National Nurses Week
Nurses inspire, innovate and influence
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The theme for National Nurses Week 2018 is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.”
National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care.
The public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years. Nurses are committed to protecting, promoting and improving health care for all.
Nursing can also improve health for the nurses and provide them profound experiences.
Nancy Stevens, Mutual 3, retired from nursing after 50 years. She worked in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units before teaching nursing to end her career.
She says the patients and their parents kept her going, rather than the other way around.
“I was glad I was a nurse,” she said.
When her daughter was 10 days old she aspirated and Nancy was able to use her training to save her daughter’s life.
Pat Benedict, Mutual 17, was a frontline Navy nurse, serving in the Vietnam War and then at military hospitals throughout the country for 23 years.
Her most influential nursing experience was “getting sober.”
She turned to drinking to blot out the visions of war when she arrived stateside from Vietnam. She showed up to work drunk one weekend, and she had one choice, treatment or a court-martial.
“The Navy treated me, and I got sober. I don’t know what I would have done,” she says, if she had been kicked out of the military.
She was the head the Alcohol Rehab Department at Long Beach Naval Hospital, a position she got because she was a female recovering alcoholic.
She helped treat many high profile people in her career, but said, “I wouldn’t be anything without the military and Alcoholics Anonymous.”
Fun Nursing Facts:
• The most visits to emergency rooms occur during the warmer months of the year.
• According to the latest data available to the World Health Organization, Finland, Norway, Monaco, Ireland and Belarus have, in that order, the highest ratios of nurses per capita of all nations, ranging from 2,162.0 to 1,182.0 nurses per 100,000 people.
• According to a 2001 World Health Organization report, the number of psychiatric nurses in poor countries is about 0.1 per 100,000 persons.
• In 1783 a black slave named James Derham worked as a nurse in New Orleans, eventually earning enough money to buy his freedom and move to Philadelphia, where he studied medicine and became a doctor.
• Men and women between the ages of 25-44 account for 33 percent of all people in the U. S. who come to emergency rooms with injury-related wounds.
• Linda Richards became the first person to earn a nursing diploma in the United States in 1873.
• The National Association of School Nurses recommends nurse-to-student ratios should be one to 750 for general populations, one to 250 in main-streamed populations and one to 125 in severely handicapped populations.
• Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
• One out of every four registered nurses works part time.
National Nurses Week
Time to offer appreciation to nurses
Have you thanked a nurse lately?
A good time to offer your appreciation for a nurse is during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
Nurses are on the frontlines of modern health care and play a vital role wherever they are, including the medical facilities in the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach area. Many Leisure World residents and their families know first-hand the importance of nurses.
Perhaps you’ve met Tamryn Keefer, who brings a special work history to her job as a Monarch Healthcare inpatient case management nurse, a position that oversees patients’ long-term care plans. She is grateful to be able to work in the nursing field.
Keefer of Los Alamitos says that nursing is about caring for the health and well-being of patients whether at bedside, in a clinic or in the field. It’s also about connecting with others and bringing hope.
“I became a nurse to help people and do something that I loved,” said the 36-year-old Keefer, who has been in the profession for seven years. “I’m helping my patients, but I also feel that I’m contributing to my community.”
She understands that nurses are often pictured as a bedside nurse, tending carefully to those in need in the hospital, while doctors and other health care professionals are nearby. But nursing has evolved, she notes, and today nurses perform a range of customer service and management duties, whether in doctor’s offices, medical centers or hospitals.
Keefer often goes on rounds with the doctors and visits patients at the medical center. During bedside visits she talks to her patients about challenges such as a lack of household resources, transportation to and from doctor appointments and the effects or loneliness. Keefer is there to provide support and empathy. Making those connections and showing compassion, she stresses, can be what matters most for nurses.
“It’s nice to talk with patients,” she says. “It’s connecting those little moments with patients – when they feel they have somebody who can support them and who they can always call.”

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Get personal look at Uzbekistan
The Traveling Tigers Club will learn about a rare and personal destination, Uzbekistan, when Elaine and Tom Marks are guest speakers at the club’s potluck luncheon meeting at noon on Wednesday, May 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
Tom and Elaine are the proud parents of a retired foreign service officer. During their daughter Carol’s 27-year career they visited her at every one of her State Department posts, except Iraq and Afghanistan where family was not allowed.
They visited some posts twice, including Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where they spent Christmas in 2007 and spring break in 2009. Their two grand kids were out of school on those occasions,, and they were able to spend time with them when Carol was working. Carol’s husband, Ed, was posted to Papua, New Guinea, during those years.
“We are picture takers and I keep a log on all of our travels,” says Elaine. “We have many pictures from Uzbekistan, and I have chosen some of my favorites to show to the group.”
The Uzbekistan presentation will follow lunch, shortly after 1 p.m. Call Joan Schwichtenberg, 446-0731, for further details. Guests are welcome.
Spring barbecue is May 15, CH1
RV Club members, are invited to the spring barbecue on May 15 at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
The club will cook hamburgers, brats and hot dogs, and supply condiments, tableware, plates and water. Bring beverage and glasses.
Stop by the lot office and sign-up to bring a side dish. This is the last get together before the dark months of June, July and August.
—Pete Hurd
Around Town
Rossmoor Annual Garden Tour— Tickets are on sale for the Rossmoor Woman’s Club’s spring garden tour and open-air market, scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
This is the 15th annual garden tour sponsored by the Rossmoor Woman’s Club.
The self-guided tour includes five diverse gardens at homes in Rossmoor as well as a pop-up market at Rush Park featuring a variety of vendors, plus food trucks.
Rossmoor Woman’s Club members will also host a Friendship Garden at the market where they will sell succulents and air plants ranging from $5 to $50.
Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased in advance from members, participating local businesses or online at
They may also be purchased beginning at 11 a.m. on the day of the tour at the open-air market at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor.
F&M Bank has completed the renovation of the Rossmoor Branch.
To celebrate, a grand re-opening event is scheduled Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., where guests can enjoy live music from Knyght Ryder, a popular local 80’s tribute band, and lunch from local favorites Taco Surf and TK Burgers.
One of Belmont Shore’s most popular events, “Stroll & Savor,” returns May 16 and 17 and will be held from 5:30-9 p.m., two nights a month through August.
Over 40 restaurants offer the best from their menus. Enjoy an evening strolling 2nd Street, savoring food from around the globe, while listening to talented local musicians with family and friends.
Tickets, $10 for 12 tickets, can be purchased at various stores throughout the shore and in front of Chase Bank the night of the event. Tickets can be used for both nights in same month only.
Other Stroll & Savor dates are June 20 and 21, July 18 and 19 and Aug. 15 and 16.
On the Go
Day Trips
Glendale Center Theatre, “West Side Story” – May 12, $99 includes Tam O’Shanter Inn lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Stars on Ice— May 12, $40, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email
Angels Baseball Game— May 16, $35, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email
Pala Casino —May 18, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828
The Huntington Library and Gardens, Becoming America Exhibit– May 24, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise, Nature Center – June 2, $89 with picnic lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Fantasy Springs – June 6, $25, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949
Tibbies Cabaret Theater, “Viva Las Vegas” – June 10, $109 with dinner, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Pauma Casino – June 13, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949
Glendale Center Theatre, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – June 30, $99 with lunch at Tam O’Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Candlelight Theatre, “Legally Blonde, The Musical” – July 7, $119 with lunch and champagne, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
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, Edwater – May 20-22, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949
Portland Roses & Oregon Trails–six-day tour, June 6-11, Rose Festival Parade, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Astoria. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Laughlin – June 24-27, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949
Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede – eight-day tour, July 12-19, featuring a Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
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
Five steps to be healthy on the go
Traveling can throw the body for a loop with time zone changes, shifts in sleep schedules and the availability of highly processed foods. Use these four steps to stay healthy on the go.
1. Pack healthy snacks—Apples and nut butter, pretzels and hummus and dried, no-sugar-added fruit are a few healthy options.
2. Lighten your luggage —Condense the medications and dietary supplements being packed. Look for personalized vitamin subscription services, like Vitamin Packs,, that combine customized dietary supplements into individual daily packs that can easily tuck into carry-on luggage.
3. Do not forget essential nutrients —It may not always be convenient to grab a bright orange pepper or a bowl of fresh spinach on the go. Your body may be craving folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A, lutein and other phytonutrients.
4. Keep your blood flowing—A direct U.S. cross-country flight can leave travelers sitting for five hours or more. Long periods of sedentary travel can lead to blood clots. Before leaving check with your doctor about adding an omega-3 supplement to your diet to maintain health blood flow.
5. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. —Water should be the No. 1 travel companion.
Pala trip departs on May 18
The American Legion, Post 327, will escort a day-trip to Pala Casino on May 18.
The cost is $6 with $10 returned upon arrival at the casino on player cards. There will be five hours of playtime.
The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. It returns about 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Call Tony Dodero, 430-5828, for reservations.

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Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.
• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.
• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.
• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $11 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.
• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.
• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.
Kluga-Byer, Jean
Jan. 27, 1925 – Dec. 2, 2017
Jean Kluga-Byer passed away after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kluga; son, Paul Jr., and the second love of her life, husband, Bill Byer.
She is survived by daughters, Betsy Kluga and Katie Simone; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and Bill’s loving sisters, Roz Dubrow and Fritzi Gassin.
Vibrant, intelligent, creative, and optimistic, Jean graduated from Erasmus High, Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn College and CSULB. She taught multiple grades for Bellflower Unified Sschool District, and was a pioneer in California’s Miller-Unruh reading program, utilizing creativity to inspire her students.
Jean traveled the world over and was a bridge facilitator on various cruises. She played with Leisure World and Long Beach bridge clubs and at Old Ranch Country Club.
She also was a member of the LW Chorale, NCJW, CalRTA, Sunshine Club and many other clubs. She especially loved the camaraderie and friendship of her Mutual 14 neighbors.
Mom, we miss you so much. You brought so much wisdom, laughter and love to all of us. Heaven sparkles brighter now.
Germaine “Gerri”
Former Leisure World Mutual 1 resident Germaine “Gerri” Lucille Wilkinson-Ronca, 90, passed away on May 2, 2018, at Los Alamitos Medical Center.
Gerri was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on Feb. 5, 1928, to the late William and Aurore Martineau. After marriage, she worked for St. Jean Baptiste Credit Union until her family moved to Long Beach in 1963. She then worked for Equitable Savings and Loan and later became senior loan officer for the Long Beach City Employees Federal Credit Union where she retired after 25 years of service in 1993.
For many years, Gerri was an active parishioner of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. She and her first husband were on the boards of the Long Beach Queen Mary Club, the Annual Fall River Picnic, and members of the Long Beach Civil War Roundtable. She also was a member of Miller Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.
She moved to Leisure World with her second husband in 2003 and was active in the Leisure World Italian Club.
In February 2017, Gerri moved to Sunrise of Seal Beach.
Gerri was preceded in death by her first husband of 42 years, Francis (Frank) Wilkinson, her second husband of seven years, Vincent Ronca, Sr., who was on the Mutual Board of Directors, four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her two daughters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother.
Viewing is May 14 from 4-7 p.m. at Luyben Dilday Mortuary Chapel.
A funeral mass celebrating Germaine’s life will be on May 15 from 10-11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Leisure World, followed by a graveside service at 11:45 a.m. at All Souls Catholic Cemetery.
Online guest book is available at
—paid obituary
Geslicki, Elaine J.
1926 – 2018
Elaine J. Geslicki, age 91, formerly of Mutual 6, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, at her place of residence at 27104 Fond Du Lac Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1926, in New Orleans to Oliver and Elsie (Ritter) Legendre. Elaine was a graduate of a local business school as well as Sophie B. Wright Charter High School in New Orleans.
She married Paul A. Geslicki in New Orleans on June 23, 1945.
Elaine then moved to Rome, New York, where she remained for 47 years, surviving her husband, then moved to Seal Beach, California, and finally to Palos Verdes for the remaining few years of her life.
She worked as an administrative secretary, later achieving secretary to the base commander of Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York.
She was an accomplished artist in the Rome Art Association where her work was displayed, awarded and sold.
Elaine is survived by her son, Mark; her daughter, Karen Merrill; and grandsons Brad and Blake.
Foster, Robert Keith
1927 – 2018
Robert Keith Foster, 91, Mutual 2, died April 21, 2018.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Keith Clifford Foster and Mary Jane Hitz Foster on Jan. 15, 1927.
He served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and the Korean War. He loved his country with all his heart.
He was a farmer, teacher and dancer.
He moved to Leisure World in 1995 from Hesperia, California.
He loved living in Leisure World where he had lots of dear friends and worked as a LW Security officer.
Robert belonged to the Theater Club, Hui O Hula and dance clubs. He also contributed to fund raisers for the VA Hospital and for the LW Veterans Memorial.
He was a good man who followed the Boy Scout rules and earned the Eagle Scout award.
He is survived by his daughter, three sons and his former wife.
A military memorial service will be held at Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California, on June 2, at 11 a.m.
Mt. Soledad is a memorial to all military men who served in conflicts.
In Memoriam
Michael Kennedy 81
Iline Scott 94
Rosa Adriano 102
Edette Price 87
Rita Auster 73
Margaret O’Neil 93
Margaret Aleccia 86
Raymond Huss 78
Esperanza Bautista 64
Morgan Saunders 69
Paulette Fahnestock 75
Ronald Baker 70
Ransom Jones 78
Families assisted by
McKenzie Mortuary,
—paid obituary

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Are you the gentleman in the red corvette that spoke to my son while getting gas in Needles?
I would like to speak with you…
562-433-7109. 05/17
Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 5/31
Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 05/10
Painting and carpentry. Masonry and tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installled on patio block walks. Seal Beach Business License #GAR0005. 05/31
Painting & Construction
Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956. (562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 11/01/18
Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/28
Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor’s license #723262. 05/10
Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 06/14
TV Handyman Setup,
Mounting and Trouble-shooting.
Call: 714-263-6240
CA LICENSE #531319. 08/02
New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.
Ted and Jeri Nowell,
“The Handy Couple”
LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.
Seal Beach License #NOW0001
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 05/10
(562) 600-0014
LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 06/14
Windows, skylights,
storages, patios, and
gardens. Other jobs.
(714) 623-0874. 07/26
Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-596-1741, 562-431-4221
Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best!
Call (562) 565-3683.
Keith Bague, Founder of the Computer Friends Club will NOW offer a service by phone at no charge to the LW community. This free service will be available for up to 15 minutes per call. Services include: guidance and advice on purchases and problem solving. Keith has a Computer Science (BS) Degree UC, Irvine, is Microsoft Certified, 39 years experience. 714-267-7871.
Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.
Retail pharmacy clerk. FT and PT available, Mon-Fri. Retail experience helpful, Bi-lingual in Korean desired. Apply in person at LW Pharmacy 9 am – 5 pm. 05/24
Christine’s Hair Service. In-your-home hair care for men and women. 20 years of experience in Leisure World. Call 714-603-1213.
Seal Beach License KK335182. 07/05
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 06/07
Licensed Barber (in your home). Shear/clipper cuts. Ears, nose, eye brows trim. 562-565-3683. 05/17
Hair and Nail Salon
Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 07/12
Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon.
(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 05/17
For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 07/12
Available 24/7
Experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctors appointments & errands.
949-899-7770. 06/14
Need Caring Caregiver?
Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/09
Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor’s. Experience with dementia.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09
Carmen cares! Compassionate and sensitive, non-medical experienced caregiver. Personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, runs errands, transportation, cooking. Hourly. 562-287-9349, 9 am – 7 pm. Seal Beach License #CAR0011. 05/17
Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/28/18
Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appoint-ments, references , fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911 Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 07/12
I will care for male or female. Experienced. I do light housekeeping, cook, Dr. appt., grocery shopping and all other needs.
Call 562-370-4544. 06/21
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 07/12
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006. 07/12
Experienced Caregiver – LW references – car. Maria Lopez LOP0004 323-501-2940. 05/17
LVN looking for work as private nurse or caregiver.
Please call 562-474-4840. 05/17
Over 30 Years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 07/19
General Cleaning
$10/ hour flat rate. Over 20 years experience. Donna 562-991-4500. GAU0002. 05/17
Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.
Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 07/26
Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/21
General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/09
General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.
Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09
We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001. Call 562-505-1613. 08/02
Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19
Feel great! Look great!
Feel healthy! Be healthy!
Certified and insured
personal trainer.
Guaranteed results!
714-901-5963 07/19
Enhance Your
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m.
Essentrics® Aging Backwards
Seal Beach Senior Center
7-Week Class
Sponsored by City of
Seal Beach Recreation Dept.
Questions: Call 562-879-1954 05/31
Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/21
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 06/14
INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.
(562) 881-2093. 06/07
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Beautiful Red Golf Cart
– 25 miles per hour
– 48 Volt Electric
– Batteries replaced 2016
– On-Board charger – Plugs in to standard socket
– Cooling and heater
– CD Player 4 Speakers
– Low Mileage
– Flip tinted Windshield
– Headlights, turn signals
– Street Legal – Licensed & Insured
– Meets all Federal & California Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
– Clean California Title
One of a kind. Must see to appreciate.
Call (714) 272-7717. 05/10
Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/21/19
Electric scooter. Excellent condition. $190. NB brand. Call 562-594-8016. 05/17
“2018” New gasoline powered golf cart. Drven less than 40 miles.
Paid $9,742.00. Will sell for $8,000. A $1,742 markdown! Can be seen parked at the curb across from CH 2 on Eldorado Dr. Call Keith at 562-240-5145. 05/17
EV Rider Easy Move Folding Travel Scooter. Brand new. Original price $1,700, selling for $1,000.
Call 310-484-4600 to see it! 05/17
3 wheel electric scooter. Runs and looks like new. Mostly used inside house $350. 562-626-8166. 05/10
EZ Go Golf Cart. $2,700.
562-596-0902. 05/10
Trailers Wanted
Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We
do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. (562) 684-0901 05/17
2007 through 2011 Toyota Camry LE with VIN number starting with a ‘J’. Will pay cash for car. Please call 562-818-7350. 05/31
Trailers FOR SALE
2007 Honda Fit, automatic air conditioning, CD original owner, no
accidents. 143K. $3,900.
562-594-7867 or cell 562-355-4808. 05/10
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 06/21
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/28
WANTED Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash.
Call 562-277-5909. 05/31
Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $25 per month. 928-733-7352. 05/31
Need to rent carport parking in Mutual 3 carport building 45, 46, or 47. Storage space not needed, only parking for a vehicle. Please call Mike 740-974-5785. 05/17
I would like to Rent a Carport space in Mutual 9.
Wade 812-449-3333. 05/17
FREE domesticated rabbit for anyone. Grey rabbit, 15 mos. old, fixed. Male. 562-330-0822.
FREE outside metal sofa bench w/cushions. In good condition. Fits 4-6 people. Call 562-357-4035.
FREE Home Depot boxes & packing paper for moving. LW resident. 714-743-3980.
Easy fold ad hoc electric
wheelchair. Easy to store in car trunk. Brand new. Never used.
Accessories: spare battery,
umbrella, car charger, cup holder, safety belt and tools.
Paid $1,900. Asking $1,500.
Call Berj 562-296-5181. 05/24
Solid birch: Coffee Table, end table, serving cart, Entertainment/book case. Leather love seat and sofa. 562-357-4341. 05/17
Tall (58”) narrow (22”w) very nice wall fountain, gingko leaf pattern. $150.00. 562-594-7549. 05/17
4 sale solid oak dining rm set w/4 chairs. Orig. $1,800 asking $400. An oak corner TV cabinet and 32” TV. $300 for both.
562-522-0003 in Mutual 9. 05/24
For Sale: Antique beige feather sofa. $200 and Collectibles.
Call 562-493-5557. 05/17
For Sale: Two recliner lift chairs. Five months old. New condition. Wine color. Good price. 562-598-0307. 05/17
Silk-beaded elegant ladies tops, 1xlg, 1 3x, $75 each. Hawaii-style mens shirts, 2x, $20. See in Mutual 2. 562-240-9392. 05/10
Mens golf set pull cart & clubs & bag. Clubs 8 5 9 PW. $70.
Call 562-480-2900 John. 05/10
Leftover healthy orchid plants for sale. Reasonable price. Contact 714-325-5710. 05/10
Adjustable electric massage twin bed for sale. Mattress in excellent condition. Please call Barbara
310-963-7710. 05/10
Garden of Devotion. 1 space together. 1 burial + 1 cremation or 2 cremations. $7,600. Together forever. 562-296-5851. 05/10
LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/14
Mutual 2, 16F,
1661 Monterey Rd. on May 10, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 love seats, beautiful twin bed, queen bed, kitchen items, some clothes and food,
and so much more!
Please come by and say Hi!
Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351,
Seal Beach. 714-655-5473. Seal Beach Business License MAR0016. 05/10
Estate Sale – Mutual 14, Apt. 26C. 1871 Golden Rain Rd., Thursday – Friday, May 10 and 11. Kinkade and Silvana art, leather sofa, large dining table, handpainted buffet, glass coffee table, round kitchen table. Tiffany style lamp, decorator pillows, futon bed, dressers, area rugs. Costume jewelry, quality ladies clothing (size M/L), purses. Art supplies, piano music, linens, Mikasa dishes. Vacuum, golf clubs, and so much more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001. 05/10
Estate Sale
13720 St. Andrews, Mutual 1 – 45G. May 10-11, 9-1. Desk, bed and sofa tables, lamps, iron bedframe, chests, dishes, wheelchair.
Decorator: artwork, pillows, accessories, bedding, mirrors, rugs, wicker patio furniture. 05/10
Mutual 7 Swap Meet – May 10,
8:30 am – 12 noon at the grassy area on Northwood between Buildings #164 and #165. 05/10
Yard Sale – Mutual 1 46E – 13720 St. Andrews – Multiple Items.
9 am – 1 pm – May 10 & 11. 05/10
1791 St. John Unit 50-K
Mutual 16
Carport 10, Space 11
Super clean 2-bedroom/1-bath, approximately 800 sq. ft. with large private front porch overlooking the greenbelt. Upgrades include newer dual paned windows and sliders with laminate flooring
Call or text Chad 714.524.2423
BRE #00993554 06/14
Best location in LW! 1560 Homewood Rd., Mutual 5, 114-L. 2 BR, 2 ba, full expansion, wood floors and plantation, shutters throughout. A/C, W/D. Highly sought after. Downtown LW. Close to Amphitheater, Fitness Center and Pharmacy. $425,000. Please call Sam 562-896-1908. 05/10
Quiet, Desirable
Interior Location
Owner Motivated !
1371 Pelham #66K, Mutual 6
Carport #75, Stall #2
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath FIXER!
Make it your own.
Greenbelt view.
Broker: Mark Kachigan
(562) 225-4848
CalBRE#00644779 05/10
Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,
(360) 319-4095. 06/14

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