LW Vie/Trans Ed. 8-08-19

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Amphitheater Thursday Night

Best of Doo Wop—The Diamonds | The Coasters | The Drifters

Tonight | Aug. 8 | 8 p.m. | Amphitheater

Bring LW identification; for Amphitheater schedule, see page 11.

Sponsor: Artesia Christian Home 

The Fisher House Benefit: Bring cash donations to benefit Fisher House, a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. For more information, see page 2. 


The Diamonds 

In 1957 The Diamonds released an instant million-selling hit called “Little Darlin’.” The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll.” To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. 

Through the years since the release of  “Little Darlin’, ” The Diamonds have learned one important lesson—the durability of this classic rock-and-roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. 

As a result, The Diamonds continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide—with symphony orchestras, in major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, Japan and beyond.

A major reason for The Diamonds’ longevity in the diverse backgrounds of the individual members of the group. The youngest member, Adam David Marino, hails from Rochester, New York, where he attended Nazareth College studying musical theater. He performed in regional theaters across the U.S. in such roles as Doody in “Grease,” Ritchie Valens in “The Buddy Holly Story” and Terk in “Tarzan.” 

Michael Lawrence performs at regional theaters around the U.S. and was a lead singer at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Bass singer Jeff Dolan joined the band in 2011 and was the bass singer and vocal contractor for Ray Conniff, touring internationally for 10 years. Baritone singer Gary Owens has spent the longest time as a Diamond, joining forces with bass singer John Felton in 1973. A well-rounded musician, Owens learned his craft as a journeyman bass player around Los Angeles. Besides singing, and playing saxophone and flute, Owens is credited with many of the vocal arrangements, “to keep that classic Diamonds’ sound intact,” he said.

The Coasters, featuring original Coaster Leon Hughes

 The four original members of The Coasters, including Leon Hughes, met in Los Angeles’ black ghetto, where most of them grew up. In the early 50s they performed under the name “The Robbins” and experienced some success. In 1955 the name was changed to The Coasters, and the band started performing the water-down blues material that gained them a new found popularity in the rock world.  

The Coasters produced such hits such as “Yakety-Yak,” “Charlie Brown” and “Poison Ivy.” They were featured on a wide range of network TV shows, including the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.” For the balance of the 1950s “The Coasters” remained one of the most important influences on popular music. 

In 1987, the Coasters became the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, crediting the members of the 1958 configuration. The Coasters also joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

The Coasters continue to appear regularly on “oldies” shows and PBS specials as old favorites and Leon Hughes continues to bring The Coasters’ songs to audiences everywhere.  

Magic Moments: A tribute to the Drifters

The Drifters are a long-lived American doo wop/R&B vocal group that peaked in popularity from 1953-1962, a strong legacy that supports several splinter Drifters groups that perform today. 

In 1980 Philemon Young was part of duo performing “A tribute to Shirley and Lee.” He got a call from his agent about a tour to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda as the opening act for “The Bobby Hendricks Drifters and The Paul Robi Platters.” Upon returning to the U.S., Philemon got a call from Bobby, saying he needed two singers to replace members from his group. Philemon and JB Williams from the Los Angeles vocal group “Seville” would become the two newest members of The Bobby Hendricks Drifters, performing with Bobby from 1982-2000. 

 In 2000, Bobby reunited with Bill Pinkey and The Original Drifters and started a new group with local talent in Florida. The remaining members of Bobby’s California group—Michael Martin, Sr., Johnnie Morisette, Jr. and lead vocalist Philemon Young—returned to performing under the name “Seville.” But after performing for so many years with Bobby, Philemon, who shared most of the lead vocals with Bobby decided to start a tribute band highlighting the Drifters’ music. Magic Moments: A Tribute to The Drifters, was born in 2001. Vocalist Michael Martin Sr., Greg B. and lead Philemon Young are featured.

Bring donations for Fisher House to Amphitheater

The GRF Recreation Department, with the assistance of the American Legion and Auxiliary, Post 327, will collect cash donations on Aug. 8 at the Amphitheater concert featuring the Best of Doo Wop—The Diamonds, The Coasters & The Drifters (for concert information, see page 1).

Incorporated in 2013, Fisher House Southern California, Inc., is a nonprofit, all-volunteer collaborative effort of American Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion, Long Beach Rotary members and the Fisher House Foundation, among others. The goal is to support the nation’s promise and obligation to those who have sacrificed for the country’s freedom and security.

The 16-bedroom house at the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center provides a temporary home to families of veterans receiving care at the hospital when they don’t have another option. The concept is based on the same theory as the Ronald McDonald Houses attached to many children’s hospitals (including one in Long Beach) — patients do better when family members are close by.

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

LW Amphitheater Movies

Aug. 9—Green Book: A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

PG-13 | 2h 10 min | drama/comedy | 2018 | 

Sponsor: Abiding Freedom Home Care

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will be screened through Sept. 6. New movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights starting at 8:15 p.m. (movie start times will be periodically adjusted as the days grow shorter). Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies without leaving Leisure World. See page 9 for the complete schedule.

Recycle Hazardous Waste 

The law prohibits putting hazardous liquids or waste material in regular waste containers. The following items are considered hazardous waste and must be handled separately:

•Oil and latex paint

•Paint products

•Auto products(batteries, oil)

•Pesticides and herbicides

•Smoke detectors

•Household batteries

These items and other household hazards must be taken to a hazardous waste collection center. 

The closest site to Leisure World is Rainbow Environmental, now a division of Republic Services, 17121 Nichols Lane, Huntington Beach; (714) 834-4000. 

There is a fee for dumping. See the Republic Services website for rates at https://www.republicservices.com/rainbow or call for the most current information and accepted payment types.

The site is open weekdays from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For more information on dropping off household hazardous waste, call the number above (a person will answer the call) or the County of Orange Integrated Waste Management Department (714) 834-6752 or log on to oclandfills.com.

Small household batteries may be recycled at the LW Weekly Office, the Clubhouse 6 Hospitality Center or the GRF Purchasing Office.

Electronic waste may be taken to a site at the 1.8 acres where the Mini Farms are located. Call 431-6586, ext. 369, for more information.

Vector Control reports first WNV mosquito

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The mosquitoes were collected from the city of Orange at El Camino Real Park on July 30. The District has also confirmed 9 birds with West Nile virus in the cities of Cypress, Buena Park, Huntington Beach and Tustin. There are no confirmed cases of human infections at this time in Orange County.

 “The increased temperatures and humidity creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed, it is critical that residents take the necessary steps to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sources and prevent mosquito bites.” said Lora Young, OCMVCD’s Director of Communications.

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes, which become infected when feeding on birds carrying the virus. Most individuals infected with WNV will not experience any illness. Others will have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache and body aches. In severe cases, people will need to be hospitalized, and in rare cases the disease can be fatal. Young children, the elderly, or individuals with lowered immune systems are at greater risk to experience severe symptoms when infected.

 Prevent Mosquito Bites 

• Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended

• Wear repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus

• Close all unscreened doors and windows; repair broken or damaged screens

• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing

Around the home, eliminating breeding sources for mosquitoes is critical:

Dump and drain containers filled with water at least once a week

Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly

Dump water from potted plant saucers

Orange County residents are urged to report unusual numbers of mosquitoes to OCMVCD. For more information, please contact the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District at (714) 971- 2421 or (949) 654-2421, or visit www.ocvector.org.

General News

Get help applying for CalFresh

Qualified LW residents can get help applying for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, in person with Cindy Tostado, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, online or via phone. 

People who are over 55 and meet the following monthly income guidelines may qualify: One-person household: $2, 010 per month; two-person household: $2,708 per month. 

Have access to the following required documents to assist in the application process:

• ID

• Green Card or Citizenship Certificate

• Social Security card

• Proof of Income

• Rent receipt and bills

Ways to apply:

• By appointment in LW: Call 431-6586, ext. 317

• Online: GetCalFresh.org

• Phone: (800) 281-9799

• Walk In: 1928 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92703

For more information, call Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

Policy changes affect clubs

by Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

GRF provides ample opportunity for promoting clubs, but some of the policies are changing, which could affect the way clubs advertise. The latest change comes from the newly revised and approved Marquee Usage policy, 70-1422-3.

The policy states:

The Recreation Department is responsible for the operation of the marquee.

The marquee at the corner of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive is for the exclusive use of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board, GRF Committee meetings, Mutual meetings, Amphitheater performances, GRF special events and emergency notices. 

Any and all exceptions will be determined by the Recreation Department head in consultation with the Recreation Committee.

Since it was donated several years ago by Superwire, the marquee has been used to advertise GRF events, urgent notices and, subject to space available, club events that did not involve solicitation of a fee or donation. About a dozen of LW’s 250-plus clubs actually utilized this service regularly. Due to space restrictions and a first-come, first-served policy, many clubs never managed to get in. The clubs that did—week after week or month after month—are understandably concerned that this will affect their attendance.

Clubs that were formerly promoted on the marquee before the policy revision have not seen their numbers go down. 

Simply put, no one likes change, even when it may be for the better. In this case it would seem the perception differs with the reality. 

Also, GRF and Mutual meetings and events are of interest to the community as a whole and therefore the marquee would be more useful to a larger audience. 

Clubs who take issue with the new policy might ask themselves if it’s time to upgrade their promotional methods. Does your club have a Facebook page or other social media presence? Do you send email blasts to your members and fans? Do you submit LW Weekly articles and flyers in a timely manner? 

One of the best ways of getting the word out about your organization or event is on the digital bulletin boards that grace every clubhouse, as well as GRF offices.

Professionally crafted, eye-catching flyers scroll 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving your club its best exposure. 

The newly passed policy governing this option, with the specifications, can be obtained at the LW Weekly office or Recreation Department.  Simply put, you may submit your own professional quality artwork digitally, in landscape view.

There is no charge to post digital flyers unless you ask GRF to create the artwork for you. 

Currently, clubs may also provide six 8½-by-11-inch paper flyers, in portrait view, two weeks to one month in advance of meetings or events. These flyers will be posted by the Recreation Department at designated locations throughout LW. They only have to be of general interest to the community and are not restricted in the same ways a digital flyer is.  

This means clubs are free to advertise fundraising events or other meetings where a donation or fee is solicited during the regularly scheduled meeting

Clubs can always submit articles to the LW Weekly newspaper by the end of business on Thursdays to be published the following week.  Any GRF club or organization may submit contact and meeting information or even have a link to a subsite under the Active Living tab on LWSB.com.  It is the club’s responsibility to see that this information is kept up to date.

GRF Policy 1406-50, Item 5, states: “Although Members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to imply its membership or events are open to non-GRF Members.”

Recently, with the prolific use of social media, postings and ads for club events have been showing up online. It is incumbent upon club officers to educate their members about the policies governing clubs and that promoting an event on trust property outside of Leisure World is strictly prohibited. Electronic newsletters would fall under this provision and should be shared exclusively with club members, with the disclaimer that this event is closed to non-GRF Members.

Although club members may invite guests, it should be emphasized that the shareholder/member who invites the guest must accompany him or her at all times.

Clubs may not advertise any activity that is in violation of local, state or federal law.  Unless a club is a registered charitable organization or other non-profit with a license to conduct a lottery, raffles and other games of chance are illegal and cannot be promoted.

Recreation receives calls daily inquiring about clubs when information is not readily found. Help us help you get the word out and we thank you for doing it within the rules.

For more information, contact the Reservations Office by email at kathyt@lwsb.com.

Religion, Pg 6-7

Assembly of God

Pastor Sam Pawlak of the Leisure World Assembly of God gratefully accepted, on behalf of the congregation, a new hand-crafted,  stained glass creation for the church’s pulpit July 28.

The beautiful work of art was the creation of Richard “Red” Ryals, who has provided the church with several pieces of his artistic work in the past.

The new piece depicts the famous painting of the praying hands, also known as “Study of the Hands of an Apostle.” It was a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker and painter Albrecht Durer in 1508. That work today is stored at the Abertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. 

Richard put one-and-a-half years into this project.

“Leisure World Assembly of God family and friends will have the pleasure of enjoying this wonderful gift for years to come,” said Pastor Pawlak.


Dan Ballinger will lead the morning worship music at Assembly of God Church Aug. 11. Denise Smith, the regular worship leader, will be on a well-deserved vacation. Diane Mushagian will share the upcoming activities of the church and Pastor Sam Pawlak will deliver a message called “The Weaned Child.”

The Sunday evening hymn sing, where guests can request their favorite hymns, will be directed by Dan Ballinger and a special solo will be performed by Elaine Price.

Pastor Sam will give a short devotion at the end and the rest of the evening will be feature food and fellowship. All are invited to bring snacks. 

“The Sunday Evening Hymn Sing has become a favorite gathering for so many Leisure World residents and many from several different churches within Leisure World,” said Pastor Sam.

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the Romeo and Juliet Group will have lunch at Denny’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. This fun gathering, where the men gather in one area and the ladies in the other, is a joyful time of fun and fellowship. 

The Wednesday morning Bible study will convene in August. The annual film festival screen “Breakthrough,” the second in a series of three, is at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 in Clubhouse 2.  See page 10 for more information.

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m. People can listen to Sunday’s message for free by going to www.gototheorck.com; (714)562-8233.

First Christian Church

August is Missions Month at First Christian Church and the mission highlighted this month is the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism (FAME). It brings the Gospel and much-needed medical supplies to needy and vulnerable people around the world. 

The mission supplies hospitals, clinics, feeding centers, housing for medical staff and much more, all the while bringing the love of Christ to all.

Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching from the book of Luke. At 9:30 a.m. the Hospitality Room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in several hymns of worship.

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “These Are The Days of Elijah.” Elder Jack Frost will present the Communion meditation and service today. For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing, “Here I Am Lord.”

Pastor Gene and the Praise Team will sing “His Name Is Life,” followed by Margaret Humes who will read Matthew 26:20-25.

Pastor Gene’s message is called “Is It I?,” based on Matthew 26:14-25.

Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. 

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

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at 431-8810 for more information. Leave a recorded message and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Spiritual Living Center

The Spiritual Living Center, 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of  life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service.  

In keeping with August’s theme of “Spiritual Ecology,” Rev. Michael Heinle will give a talk called “Listening to Natural Law” at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Aug. 11. 

Danielle Tucker and Lindsey Hundley will provide inspirational music.

Ongoing events at the Center include A Course in Miracles discussion group on Mondays from noon-1:30 p.m.; Living and Thriving Through Life After a Loss support group, 10 a.m., the third Saturday of the month; and a Native American Drum Circle Meditation, 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays.

 For more information on classes, workshops and other events, visit the Center’s website at www.sbcsl.org or call the office at 598-3325.

First Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly has men’s and women’s ministries, and both groups will meet this week. 

The Women’s ministry, called Touch of Love, is under the direction of Linda Hernandez. It will meet Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.

The Men’s Ministry, under the direction of Gary Leming, will meet at the same time. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A summer midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. A GriefShare group Fridays at 2 p.m.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit our website at www.FCAchurch.net. 

LW Baptist Church

Leisure World Baptist Church will gather Sunday, Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 4. Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m., and then have a cup of coffee with friends at the round table until the morning service begins at 9:45.

All will join in singing the call to worship: “We are One in a Bond of Love.” Magda Bellis will solo in “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

Darlene Harris will direct the choir in “Come Everyone Who is Thirsty.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message is titled “Victory Over Sin Through the Holy Spirit,” from Romans 8:12-14.

The Women’s Christian Fellowship will meet on Monday, Aug. 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. 

This is a class participation Bible study.

The Wednesday Energizers will meet in Clubhouse 4, Section A, at 3 p.m. Craig and Evie Chapman, who  work with a small church in Compton, will speak.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit services are at 10:30 a.m.

This week’s Torah portion begins the Book of Deuteronomy and is from Deuteronomy 2:31-3:22. “Devarim” (words) is the introduction of Moses’ final address to the Israelites. 

In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com, that includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Rabbi Galit’s beginner and intermediate Hebrew classes are held Wednesday afternoons. People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Aug. 9 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Eric Dangott. A Torah study will begin at 10:15 and continue until about noon, followed by a potluck lunch. 

The congregation is organizing a Bat Mitzvah class for interested women. To find out more, email Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

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

Congregation Sholom Sisterhood

The Sisterhood of Congregation Sholom will host a silent auction on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The afternoon will feature champagne, wine, flavored water, juice and cheese and crackers, fruit, cheesecake and other desserts.

Admission is $5, cash only. Up for auction will be gift certificates, collectibles and artwork; vintage costume jewelry will be for sale. All purchases must be in cash only.

Mindfulness Meditation

The Buddha Circle will meet for Mindfulness Meditation sessions from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28.

The group meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com.

Community Church

Community Church was overjoyed by the outpouring of support from the Leisure World community for the Summer Serenade Concert on Aug. 1, featuring talented musicians and inspirational musical selections. 

This event was made possible by the many volunteers, led by a committed planning team, who spent countless hours planning preparing and working together on this successful project. 

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Community Church will receive new members Betty Ku, Taylor White, Prince and Lorna Pierson into the congregation. They have a heart to serve the Lord in this church and in the Leisure World community where they reside. 

The Sunday evening Bible study, led by Joy Reed, meets at 5 in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Pastor Johan Dodge will give a sermon titled “Lights.” The Scripture lesson is Luke 12:32-40. Mary Granger is the lay liturgist Aug. 11.   

The worship service is at 9:50 a.m. followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.

Holy Family Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Aug. 4. The First Reading is Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23 and the Second Reading is Colossians 3:1-5. 9-11.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, after 8:30 a.m., Mass will conclude with Holy Hour from 4-5 p.m. All are welcome to come, and love and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

  Masses and Confessions Schedule

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m., and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.  Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m. 

Health and Fitness Pg 8

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. A hot dinner and lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk costs $8.25 a day. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Start a new client application online at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at 433-0232.

Monday, Aug. 12: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower with pimento, pears with cinnamon, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, marinated beet salad

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Turkey tetrazzini, baked biscuit, green beans with pimentos, fresh plum, entrée chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing and crackers 

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Baked breaded fish with marinara sauce, macaroni and cheese, broccoli with herbs, sliced peaches, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, carrot and pineapple salad

Thursday, Aug. 15: Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, biscuit, tropical fruit with yogurt, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, tri-color slaw

Friday, Aug. 16: Hawaiian chicken breast, brown rice pilaf, zucchini and tomatoes, coconut cake, pasta and veggie salad with broccoli, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, dressing and crackers.

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. Reservations are not needed. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. One-percent milk is served daily. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. For more information, see page 22 of the 2019 Minibus Guide that was recently delivered to all LW units. 

Monday, Aug. 12: Pork chile Verde, Spanish rice, pinto beans, flour tortilla, orange juice, fresh melon

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Vegetarian lasagna, spring mix salad with garbanzo beans and dressing, orange pineapple juice, Italian ice, diet: canned apricots

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Chicken breast with creamy cilantro lime sauce, pinto beans, spinach, orange juice, diet pudding

Thursday, Aug. 15: Tomato Florentine, soup with crackers, Mediterranean tuna salad (chopped bell peppers, olives, cucumber and egg) on Spring Mix, bread, Ambrosia

Friday, Aug. 16: Baked meatloaf with mushroom gravy, sweet mashed potatoes, five-way mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges

Wa-Rite Club

Leona San Severino was Queen of the Month with a weight loss of 11 pounds. She stopped eating sugar, dairy, gluten and coffee and now is able to walk freely, giving the credit to Jesus Christ for help and strength (see page 15 for related photo).

Lyn Kelley was Top Loser of the Week with a two-pound loss. Tanya Moffat received her Master of Goal Weight Certificate. She’s worked hard and has maintained her weight for three, years which is quite an accomplishment. She credits Wa-Rite members for ongoing encouragement and information on how to make better food choices.  Rosie Calhoun tied as Loser of the Week. Both Rosie and Lyn credit their loss to not eating dinner. 

 Wa-Rite is a support group for women who want to lose at least 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh in is from 7:45-8-45. Annual dues are $10.

OptumCare at the HCC

by Carson Blomquist


You probably remember that oft-repeated line from 30 years ago: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! This ad was one of the first for a device called a personal emergency response system (PERS). The device was intended for seniors who lived alone and needed emergency care.

With a home safety fair coming to the Health Care Center on Aug. 13, I decided to find out more about these devices. I spoke to Joe Kopmeyer, vice president of Managed Care for Critical Signal Technologies, one of the companies that provides PERS services. According to Joe, PERS devices have been around since the 1970s, but I’m sure everyone recognizes that ad. It’s what put these devices on the map. The ads helped raise awareness of home safety, especially for seniors.

We all want to age safely in our own homes; this is one additional way of staying safe.

And are these still for home safety?

Home safety is one part, but they have a lot more functionality. There are a lot of other emergency situations: you smell smoke, there’s a strange person following you at the grocery store, and so on. 

There are also non-emergency situations. You may need help with transportation or getting food. Our company has social workers to help with those issues.

Falls are still an important thing to consider. One in three seniors will have a fall this year. The longer someone goes without getting help, the more of an impact it will have on their health. A lot of devices have fall detection built in, and if a fall is detected, the device will automatically call us.

(To be transparent, I’m not endorsing Joe’s device over any other company. There may be other devices with similar services. If you’re interested in one, I encourage you to do your homework and find the right one for you. Now, back to the interview.)

How do the devices work?

If you have a situation or need help with a non-emergency issue, just press the button. That connects you to a representative. It doesn’t send you to 911. Speak into the device and let the representative know what you need. He or she can then connect you to the right service. 

What happens if someone doesn’t speak English?

For our device, we have a translation service available. If we know you speak Korean and you press the button, we’ll have a Korean translator on the line with the representative. 

What happens if I accidentally press the button? Is the fire department going to be outside my front door?

No. All calls go through our center here in the U.S. Our representatives can find out if you need help or if it was just an accident.

Are PERS recommended for a certain type of senior?

They work for anyone. If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s who tends to wander at night, a PERS can help track them with GPS. If you’re really active, it can be useful. I had an 80-year-old man who biked 20 miles a day. He fell off his bike in the middle of nowhere. He was able to get help where he was with the GPS tracking. Imagine if he didn’t have it. So this is something that could help anyone.

Is this covered by my insurance?

Some health plans do include PERS devices. Others may offer them at a lower cost. If you’re interested in one, call up your health plan and find out. 

Final question: how do you pronounce PERS?

Like the sound a cat makes when it’s happy: purrs. 

Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for a special event on home safety. This event will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center, from noon-1 p.m. It is free and open to all residents. The event is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross. Light refreshments will be provided.

Laughing for the Health of It

Bev Bender will lead a Laughing for the Health of It class at the  Health Center on Wednesday,  Aug. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Laugh your way to better health.  Laughter is the best medicine with only positive side effects. This program is guaranteed to be uplifting. 

Bev is a gerontologist and certified laugh leader. For more information, call her at 594-9148.

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Hometown Buffet

Hometown Buffet will serve a Sunday brunch buffet and omelet bar, $11, in Clubhouse 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 11. The buffet is all-you-can-eat on site, no take-out, cash or checks only. Hometown Buffet brings brunch to Leisure World on the second and fourth Sundays. Check the LW Weekly for the rotating schedule or sign up for LW Live! for real time updates by going to www. lwsb.com and follow the link on the home page. 

The Leisure World Transportation Department provides regular weekend and on-call service to the clubhouse. For further information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext, 372 or 379. For information on restaurant service, contact events@lwsb.com or 431-6586, ext. 326.

Hometown Buffet Brunch Menu

Hot Pot



Salad Table


-Coleslaw Salad

Juice Bar

-Orange Juice

Toast Bar


-Corn Bread

-White Bread

Hot Bars

-Biscuits & Country Gravy

-Scrambled Eggs

-Crispy Bacon

-Savory Sausage Links


-O’Brien Potatoes

-Baked Chicken Rotisserie

-Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

-Vegetable Rice

-Grilled Parmesan Tomatoes 

Omelet Station

-Omelets made to order

Dessert Station

-Strawberry Glazed Bananas

-Fruit Platter

-Chocolate Pudding

-Whipped Cream





-Breakfast Syrup

-Strawberry Glaze

-Brown Sugar


Summer Film Festival

“Breakthrough,” the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, will be screened on Aug. 14 in Clubhouse 2.

It is the second of three Christian films to be screened on Wednesday evenings in August, beginning at 6 p.m. People are welcome to bring popcorn, sodas and other snacks.

 When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. From producer DeVon Franklin (“Miracles from Heaven”), this is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create miracles.

The Aug. 21 film will be determined.

The Assembly of God is sponsoring the movie nights but there will be no preaching nor will an offering be taken. Come, enjoy an evening of good entertainment and enrichment.

Food Service in LW

The GRF Recreation Department currently sponsors several food service options here in Leisure World.

Taco Tuesday, hosted by Koffel’s Food Service, has reasonably priced fare at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot at 5 p.m. Tables are available to eat inside the clubhouse as well as on the patio.

Pizza Thursday, hosted by Domino’s, is under the stripped canopy in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6 from 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Special orders may be called in to 493-2212 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pick-up at the truck also.  

A Monday night dinner is hosted three times a month in Clubhouse 1 by three alternating restaurants. Naples Rib Company serves at 4 p.m. each first Monday of the month (reservations only), Finbars Italian Kitchen hosts the third Monday, starting at 4:30 p.m.; and Hometown Buffet is here at 4 p.m. every fourth Monday. Menus and information are published in the LW Weekly.

Hometown Buffet also hosts Sunday brunches in Clubhouse 1 on the second and fourth Sundays. Check the LW Weekly for menus or sign up for LW Live! for real time updates by going to www. lwsb.com and following the link on the home page.

The Amphitheater season offers a Thursday night option with Koffel’s food service serving from 5 p.m. at the venue. Some tables are available, first-come, first-served, prior to the show for those who want to dine there.

LW bus service is available for all of these events.  For schedule information, call 431-6586, ext. 373. For information on the restaurants, contact events@lwsb.com or ext. 326.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 8, in Cluhbhouse 3, Room 9. 

Ben Benjamins will lead a discussion on composition using photos submitted by the members that have a strong foreground and complementary background, or vice versa. Photographers will describe their creative thought process in “making” their pictures.

Everyone is welcome.

Community Karaoke

Popular Anna Le sang a Los Bravas song “Black is Black” at  Community Karaoke last week. This Spanish group was popular in the late 60s.  Celebrating Louie Armstrong’s birthday, Richard Yokomi did one of his hits “Blueberry Hill.” Wayne Urban has a way with country tunes like “You Win Again” from Hank Williams.  Tony Tupas and Susan Kelleghan sang “Beauty and the Beast” as a duet. Walter Piippo sang “Ring of Fire” from Johnny Cash, and Sue Piippo followed with a rock-country hit called “Doctor My Eyes.” Bev Adams selected  Linda Ronstadt’s “Silver Threads,” and Carolyn Mottola did a Frank Sinatra number. There were about 30 talented and fun-loving singers for the audience to appreciate and encourage.

A variety of music is offered every Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

There is hot coffee, and last week, people snacked on ice cream drumsticks. Members can practice their picks of the week at the Tuesday afternoon sessions in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3.  Everyone is welcome.

Amphitheater Movie Nights

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will continue through Sept. 6. Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights starting at 8:15 p.m. (this is a new start time; times will be adjusted as days get shorter). Bring friends and family for a free movie night. The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take shareholders home after the movie.

M Aug. 9—Green Book: A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

PG-13 | 2h 10 min | drama/comedy | 2018 | 

Sponsor: Abiding Freedom Home Care

M Aug. 16—First Man: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, “La La Land,” Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history

PG-13 | 2h 22min | drama/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: A Better Solution In Home Care

M Aug. 23—The Upside: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

PG-13 | 2h 6min | drama/comedy | 2017 | 

Sponsor: Del Rey Sinus and Allergy Institute

MAug. 30—Spiderman—Into the Spider-Verse: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

PG | 1h 56min | fantasy/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: MemorialCare Health System

M Sept. 6—What Men Want: Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.  

R | 1h 57min | fantasy/romance | 2019 |

Sponsor: Brand New Day

Dancing Feet Club

The Dancing Feet line dance club celebrated its five-year anniversary in June. Its continuing success is attributed to professionally and meticulously selected ballroom music that captivates those who have a passion for dancing.  

The club’s founders—Ric Dizon, Irene Dizon, Ed Bolos and Rose Vivar—followed the theme of the movie, “The Field of Dreams,” “If you build it, they will come.” True enough, dancers from Leisure World and surrounding communities came and they keep attending the club’s events.

The club hosts ballroom and line dancing every fourth Sunday of the month in Clubhouse 2 from 6-9:30 p.m. It also holds line dance class and practice in Clubhouse 6 every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Sundays (except the second and fourth Sundays) from 4:30-6 p.m.

Dancers are encouraged to perform the line dances they learn each month during the fourth-Sunday events. The dancers are excited to perform before a live audience. Ed and Rose, dance instructors, prepare and motivate the dancers every step of the way, thus giving them confidence and, ultimately, a feeling of accomplishment. 

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.  Bring non-alcoholic drinks and snacks to the club’s monthly event in Clubhouse 2. Eating and drinking on the exercise floor in Clubhouse 6 is not allowed. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

Amphitheater 2019

Amphitheater 2019, a summer music festival on Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater, will continue through Sept. 12. Residents, and their friends and families are invited. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Residents must have GRF photo I.D. cards for admission to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining.

The summer line-up includes:

•Aug. 8: Best of Doo Wop featuring The Diamonds, the Coasters and The Drifters

•Aug. 15: Mick Adams and The Stones: The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to The Rolling Stones

•Aug. 22: The Papas & The Mamas: Tribute to The Mamas & The Papas, opened by comic Mark Schiff

•Aug. 29: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

•Sept. 5: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson 

•Sept. 12: America’s Diamond Live: Tribute to Neil Diamond

Opera Club

The Opera Club will screen “Der Rosenkavalier,” Part 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, Aug. 12, at 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited. This production at the Metropolitan Opera in New York features the spectacular Renee Fleming in her farewell role. A short review of Part 1 will be given by Opera Club member Mary DiDonna for those who missed last week’s meeting.

Act 3 sets the stage for the humorous resolution of the earlier predicaments. At a hotel dinner party intended as an engagement event, Baron Ochs is pursuing Mariandel, who is really Octavian in disguise. Amid waltz tempos, someone appears to accuse Baron Ochs of being the father of her children. Confusion reigns as the Baron nearly engages in a duel. But the Marschallin arrives in time to bring order to everyone’s distress. Above all, she recognizes that love has blossomed between Octavian and Sophie and has the wisdom to wish them well.

The opera is sung in German with English subtitles. No dues or fees are collected. Room 2 is open at 1 p.m. but not before. For further information, contact Beverly Emus, Opera Club president at  296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com.

GRF Movie

“West Side Story,”  will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 4.

A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the rivalry of two street gangs—the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, it’s more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.

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. Tango is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; waltz, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. Classes are $3. 

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

•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 on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m.; (551) 998-4223. 

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 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 are held Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. (beginners, first hour; advanced, second hour) at Clubhouse 6, Room C; and beginner level only on Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m., Clubhouse 3, lobby. Newcomers should have general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, e-mail grapevinelinedance@gmail.com or 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. 

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3; $2 per 90-minute class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step will be taught at 2 p.m. and a country-wester medley (10-count polka, country waltz, Cotton Eye Joe and cowboy cha cha) at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  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: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682. 

•Line Dance, beginning: Free classes are Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Contact Barbara Magie, 505-3685, for more information.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Waltz is taught from 9-10 a.m.; West Coast 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  upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. 

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

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

Friendship Computer Club

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Aug. 12, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.— Intro to Apple iPhone/iPad for Beginners (Sacks)

• Noon—YouTube (Fernandez)

Monday, Aug. 19, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Intro to Android Smartphones (Sacks)

• Noon—Texting: It’s Easier than You Think (Fernandez) 

Note: People must have smartphones for this class.

Monday, Aug. 26, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.—Calif DMV Test Preparation, including REAL ID (Sacks)

• Noon-Facebook (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept. 2—No Class 

Monday, Sept. 9—Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.—Introduction to Android (Sacks)

•Noon—Google Calendar Part 1 (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

• Noon-Google Calendar, Part 2 (Fernandez)

Classes are free; donations are welcome to cover costs of a wireless hotspot and printing materials.

If your browser is being redirected to sites that display errors or alerts, it is possibly a Tech Support Scam. 

These scams display pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser to trick you into calling an indicated technical support hotline. 

Don’t call the number. Instead press the power button on the computer for seven seconds to force it to turn off. Then contact a local computer person that you trust.

For more information on computers and the DMV, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122 or email jfsacks@gmail.com.

For more information on basic computer questions, iPhone/iPad, social media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez, 884-7460.   

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. The workshops are open to everyone and are free.

• Aug. 8—Open Forum: Bring genealogy-related questions and club members will attempt to answer them.

•Aug. 15—Uploading Pictures to Ancestry

• Aug. 22—Library Resource Day: Bring in a topic, place or nationality you are researching and members will look for books in the library that might help.

• Aug. 29 – Wallbusters:  Bring in “brick wall” problems to discuss and resolve.

The Genealogy Library is staffed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. 

Members may come in during these hours to work on the computers, and visitors are welcome to take a tour of the library and learn what the club has to offer.

GRF Weekly Dance

 The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. The Robin Fellows Group will play 1940-60s ballroom and pop on Aug. 10.

Robin Fellows performed worldwide on major cruise lines as a headliner doing shows that featured her singing and playing several instruments, according to band member Hal Willis, who said the group playing Saturday is made up of musicians who have worked in the recording industry and performed at Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl, among other venues. The band will play dance music from the 40s, 50s and 60s and will take song requests. 

“We love to interact with the audience and look forward to playing for Leisure World,” said Willis.

The Recreation Department asks residents and their guests attending the GRF Saturday Dances in Clubhouse 1 to cooperate in adhering to a few, simple rules:

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

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to set up for the next group.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

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

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

• Guests must be accompanied by the GRF member who invites them as all passes and ID’s are subject to inspection.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes.  For more information, call 493-0176.

Cabaret Entertainers at the Amphitheater

The Cabaret Entertainers are proud to announce that the club has been selected to perform the first Saturday Night at the Amphitheater show. Every year, the Recreation Department sponsors three shows performed by LW clubs. 

The Cabaret Entertainers will  feature duets from the ever-popular Tommy Williams and Bette Fritz, and Donna Burr and Tosca Lies, plus the multi-talented Lori Porter and Vickie Van Ert. Memorable baritones Andre Du Somme, who was recently featured in the Summer Serenade Concert, and longtime Theater Club veteran Charlie Guggino will also take the stage in what promises to be a showcase of gifted LW artists.

Admission is free. For more information or to participate backstage, call producer and management assistant Ruth Long at 799-6504. In addition to the performers onstage, there are three times as many people working behind the scenes —as stagehands, in lighting, and more—to produce a top notch show. 

Phil Mandeville will be the emcee.

The show has open seating. Admission is free.

Start arriving at 7:30 p.m. for announcements and a small pre-show comic at 8 p.m.

“I look forward to seeing you all there,” said resident and show director Tommy Williams. “You’ll have nothing but a great time, I promise.”

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

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

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

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

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

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance with this).

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

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

• No pets are allowed.

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

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

• No flash photography.

• Do not climb over seats.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located adjacent to the library. People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. The boutique sells gently used collectibles and gift items. 

People are asked to bring their own shopping bags when they visit. 

The bookstore welcomes donations for the boutique. The Friends of the Library does not accept clothing, shoes or large electronics for resale in the boutique. Volunteers will pick up larger donations if needed.

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. 

Interested persons should go to the bookstore and fill out an application during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Producers Club

The Leisure World Producers Club’s  eighth annual murder mystery comedy, “It’s All About the Dress,” will be presented in Clubhouse 4 on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15) and on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:15). Admission is $5.

The play is written and directed by Toby Richman and produced by special arrangement with Toby Richman.

Come and see this delightful new comedy. Snacks will be provided. Bring your own drinks. For more information, call Sam Jones, 598-0880.

Video Producers Club

The Video Producers Club offers free training weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A. Get answers to video-related questions and step-by-step demonstrations; no appointments needed. Drop in Mondays to learn more about creating and editing videos with Joe Osuna; Tuesdays, how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD or other media, Richard Houck; Wednesdays, general information about the club and its services, Irene Cistaro; Thursdays, using smartphones and tablets to take videos, Joseph Valentinetti; and Fridays, creating and editing videos, Janice Laine. For more information, call the VPC Room at 431-6586, ext. 287.

Taco Tuesday

The Bula Brothers—Mark, Frank, Don and Craig—performs live from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays through October at Taco Tuedays.

All are welcome to come out and join the Bula Brothers on the patio outside Clubhouse 6 (next to the taco truck) on Tuesday evenings for food, fun and music. 

Spotlight on Entertainment

The Art League will host a Spotlight on the Artist reception Friday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section A. 

This presentation is open to everyone and includes light refreshments.

Two LW photo artists—John Harper and Gil Moore—will be featured. 

Both offer their work for sale or commission at various community events. 

They will have their art for sale at the Spotlight. All are welcome to come for an air-conditioned summer art festival  with all the fun and food that goes along with such a gathering.

Harper will exhibit his digital portraiture, pictures composed of photographs of people and animals and “painted” using a computer. 

Backgrounds are done in such a way as to look like the art was hand painted. 

The background can be one of his styles or one chosen by the customer, who might want a special place or event. John then prints out the portrait, with sizes up to 22-by-28 inches.

Portraits are printed on paper or canvas and are ready for framing. 

John even makes his own frames, called floating frames, if people want them. 

Also featured will be Gil Moore and his photo note cards. His note cards feature popular local scenes of Leisure World and Seal Beach. He also has a carousel of lighthouses and another of butterflies.

Many different flowers are depicted plus an endless array of other scenes. 

Probably the most popular and most talked about is the one depicting the “Bridgeport Ladies.” 

He likes to say that his cards are inexpensive but not cheap. 

Korean American Computer Club

The Korean American Computer Forum offers classes in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Mac computers.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be taught in sequence from 9:30-11:30 a.m on the first and the third Tuesdays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  

Mac is the topic from 1-3 p.m. on the second Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Participants must have Microsoft Office installed in their PCs or Macs. 

People should bring computers to the classes.

For more information, call Suk Im, (206) 679-7570, or Ken Chong,  362-8590.



Data breaches in forefront this week

by Cathie Merz


This has been a trying week for data breaches. A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property. Most data breaches involve overexposed and vulnerable unstructured data, files, documents and sensitive information and can often lead to identity theft.

Capital One announced that roughly 100 million individuals in the U.S. were affected by a data breach that occurred March 22-23 and  a settlement was reached with Equifax for the data breach incident that occurred in 2017.

The individual behind the recent Capital One data breach, Paige Thompson, a software engineer from Seattle, has been caught by authorities and the method used to infiltrate the system has also been fixed. She is a former Amazon software engineer. 

The largest category of information accessed was information on consumers and small businesses who applied for a Capital One credit card product from 2005 through early 2019.

Capital One is confident that the stolen information wasn’t used in a fraudulent way and  credit card numbers and log-in information were not stolen.

A majority of the  information accessed by the hacker was names, addresses, zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income. There were also 140,000 Social Security numbers of credit card customers  and 80,000 bank account numbers from customers included in the stolen information.

Other information in the theft includes fragments of transaction data from 23 days in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and customer status data that included credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information.

Capital One will notify those who had their data stolen and provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. The hacked information could be used to impersonate those affected or to create targeted phishing attacks.

The chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee said the committee will look into the matter and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, plans legislation that would establish new data safeguards for consumers. 

The leaders of the House and Senate committees want Capital One and Amazon to explain to Congress how a hacker accessed personal information from the Capital One credit card customers and applicants. The stolen information was stored on a cloud service provided by Amazon Web Services.

A computer fraud and abuse charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $250,000 fine.


Equifax settled its class action suit last week stemming from a data breach on Sept. 7, 2017. The breach impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people and a $700 million settlement was reached.

Those affected by the breach may be eligible for free credit monitoring or a cash payment.

Victims can get at least four years of free credit monitoring of their credit report at all three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, and up to six more years of free credit monitoring of their Equifax credit report. 

If the victim has credit monitoring that will continue for at least six months and he/she decides not to enroll in the free credit monitoring offered in the settlement, he/she may be eligible for cash payment. The amount received will depend on the number of claims filed.

Based on the number of potentially valid claims that have been submitted to date, payments for time spent and alternative compensation of up to $125 will most likely be substantially lower according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The payments will be distributed on a proportional basis, and the amount received may be a small percentage of the initial claim.

Victims may be eligible for reimbursement and cash payments up to $20,000 for their time spent protecting their identity or recovering from identity theft, up to 20 hours at $25 per hour; for money spent protecting their identity or recovering from identity theft, such as the cost of freezing or unfreezing credit reports or unauthorized charges to their accounts; and for up to 25 percent of the cost of Equifax credit monitoring or identity protection products bought between Sept. 7, 2016-Sept. 7, 2017.

People who already submitted a claim for the alternative cash payment can change their minds. The settlement administrator will email those who chose the cash option with information on how to switch to free credit monitoring if they want. Consumers can also send an email to change their claim request.

Those affected by the breach may exclude themselves from the settlement by informing the Settlement Administrator that they want to “opt-out” of the settlement. This is the only option that allows people to retain their rights to separately sue Equifax for claims related to the data breach. Those who opt-out, may not make a claim for benefits under the settlement.

If a victim does not file a claim they can receive free help recovering from identity theft for at least seven years. If a victim discovers misuse of personal information, they should call the settlement administrator at (833) 759-2982 for instructions on how to access free identity restoration services.

Starting in 2020, all U.S. consumers can get six free credit reports per year for seven years from the Equifax website. That’s in addition to the one free Equifax report (plus Experian and TransUnion reports) that are available at AnnualCreditReport.com.

To file a claim or to see if your information was impacted visit www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com.

Letters to the Editor


The GRF Executive Committee has proposed a reduction of current and future full-time employees 401k Benefit Packages, which would reduce GRF’s matching contribution from 4 percent to 1.5 percent, or a 62- percent reduction.

This, in my opinion, is foolish, given one of the stated goals of the current GRF board is to retain and attract competent employees.  This proposal would in fact work against accomplishing that goal.

Many shareholders have pensions from the government, school districts, unions and corporations. The only thing that GRF offers its employees is a 401k matching program and this should not be diminished or lowered.

May I respectfully suggest that an Ad Hoc committee, comprising GRF Board Members and Mutual Presidents, be formed and its members selected by the GRF President and the President of the President’s Council. This would enable this committee to offer alternative solutions to this ill-conceived proposal.

Current and future employees will benefit from not reducing this important benefit.

Lee Melody

Mutual 14 President


We have chosen to live here and enjoy our retirement years. We would appreciate it if you would respect that many of us have normal hearing and want to preserve that hearing.

Last year I brought to your attention the excessive sound at the Amphitheater and was told to buy  ear plugs. I have  since purchased four different types of ear plugs. None of them can stand up to the volume you deem necessary to blast us with.

The ear drum-piercing levels have stopped me from attending the concerts. I know I am not alone with this complaint.

Please turn it down!!

Gerri Wright

Mutual 11


Where the lost things go 

by Jim Greer

LW Interfaith Council

In the Disney sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns,” the Banks children who had lost their mother, awoke from what they perceived was a nightmare within a Royal Doulton bowl. Now threatened with the prospect of losing their home as well, Georgie, sadly laments, “I miss mother.”  To ease their melancholy, Mary Poppins soothingly explains, “you can’t lose what you’ve never lost.” And then sings the touching lullaby, “Where the Lost Things Go.”

“Do you ever dream or reminisce?

Wondering where to find what you truly miss.

Well, maybe all those things that you love so,

Are waiting in the place where the lost things go.

Memories you’ve shed gone for good, you feared.

They’re all around you still though they’ve disappeared.

Nothing’s really left or lost without a trace.

Nothing’s gone forever only out of place.

So, when you need her touch and loving gaze.

Gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase.

Smiling from a star that she makes glow.

Trust she’s always there watching as you grow.

Find her in the place where the lost things go.”

Philosophers, scientists, and physicians have all tried to explain to us where our lost loved ones go. Many of us, through our spiritual upbringing, have our own personal hopes. But in the Feb. 10, 2018,  issue of Newsweek, an article titled, “Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death,”  by Dr. Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at New York University Langone Medical Center explains, “we have a consciousness that makes up who we are—ourselves, thoughts, feelings, emotions—and that entity, it seems, does not become annihilated just because we’ve crossed the threshold of death; it appears to keep functioning and not dissipate.”

Each of us has struggled through our lives to understand what it means to pass to the other side. But British theologian Adam Clark shared his concept of passing when he wrote, “Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father’s house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.”

Within the New Testament, in John chapter 14, verse 2, Jesus explains to his disciples, “In my Father’s house are many mansions, …I go to prepare a place for you.” Bible scholars have found that the  original text which was written in Greek used the word “monai,” which means abodes, dwelling places, or rooms. At this time in history, insula-style dwellings were common in Roman-ruled Palestine, which consisted of small house-rooms surrounded by large courtyards. Rather than dwelling for eternity in individual mansions, believers would enjoy a communal style of living with extended family. So, Adam Clarke’s concept of moving from one small room through the courtyard to another more easily aligns the original intent of John 14:2. 

Regardless of our professed faith or personal spiritual philosophy, each of us longs for eternal relationships with loved ones. Which may explain the growing interest in genealogical research, through which we come to know our ancestors, and inevitably ourselves. As we discover those of our family tree that came before us, we suddenly take them from darkness into the lighted rooms prepared for them. When we claim them as ours and bring them into the light and lives of our homes, they are no longer lost. And our homes then become the place where the lost things go.

Making History

Aug. 8, 1974 – President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. Impeachment proceedings were taking place against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair. His term as the 37th president of the United States ended the next day, Aug. 9, 1974.

Aug. 11, 1934 – A group of federal prisoners classified as “most dangerous” arrived at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The convicts, the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security penitentiary, joined a few dozen military prisoners left over from the island’s days as a U.S. military prison.

Aug. 12, 1961- Shortly after midnight, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. Over the next 12 years, East Germany saw between 2.5 million and 3 million of its citizens head to West Germany in search of better opportunities.

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director. 

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

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

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

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

Tips from the FBI to keep your identity safe

Protecting your identity is becoming challenging with data breaches occurring more often to big companies that store personal information for a variety of reasons.

Here are some tips from the FBI on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim and where to turn if your identity is stolen. 

Indications of Identity Theft

• Charges are made to your accounts that you did not authorize.

• Your credit is denied due to poor credit ratings, despite good credit history.

• You are contacted by creditors regarding amounts owned for goods or services that you never obtained or authorized.

• Your credit card and bank statements are not received in the mail as expected.

• A new or renewed credit card is not received.

Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

• Never give personal information via telephone, mail or Internet, unless you initiated the contact.

• Store personal information in a safe place.

• Shred credit card receipts and/or old statements before discarding in a garbage can.

• If you do not have a shredder, use scissors.

Protect PINs and passwords.

• Carry only the minimum amount of identifying information.

• Remove your name from mailing lists for preapprove credit lines and telemarketers.

• Order and closely review bi-annual copies of your credit from each national credit reporting agency (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union).

• Ask the DMV to assign an alternative driver’s license if it currently features your Social Security Number. Also remove your SSN from personal checks.

• Ensure that your PIN numbers cannot be observed by anyone while using an ATM or public telephone.

• Close all unused credit card or bank accounts .

• Contact your creditor or service provider if expected bills do not arrive.

• Check account statements carefully.

• Guard your mail from theft.

If You are a Victim of Identity Theft

• Contact the fraud departments for the three major credit bureaus to place fraud alerts on your credit file to reduce your risk of further victimization.

• Obtain and review a current copy of your credit report to determine whether any unknown fraud has occurred. You will need to more closely monitor your credit going forward as some identity thefts can continue for extended periods of time.

• Contact the account issuer(s) where fraudulent accounts have been opened or where your accounts have been taken over. Ask for the fraud/ security department and notify them both via telephone and in writing.

• Close all tampered or fraudulent accounts.

• Ask about the existence of secondary cards.

• Contact your local police department and file a police report.

• Notify the police department in the community where the identity theft occurred, if it is different from your own.

• Obtain copies of any police reports filed.

• Keep a detailed log of who you talked to and when, including their title, phone number and other contact information.

• Contact the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Clearinghouse and file an identity theft complaint at www.consumer.gov. Those complaints are used by law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, that investigate identity theft. You can also obtain additional information at the website regarding your rights as a victim.

• Online identity thefts can also be reported at www.IC3.gov.


Respect for GRF employees

by Victor Rocha

security services director

All GRF employees have the right to work in a professional workplace free from threats, intimidation, and harassment.  It is the expectation that all interactions with GRF employees be professional.  Even though you may believe you have a significant issue and concern you must express, under no circumstance is any GRF employee to be yelled at, demeaned, suffer insults about their ethnicity, etc.

In addition, sexual harassment of GRF employees will not be tolerated. All employees deserve a workplace that is free of unwelcome verbal, visual, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or based on an individual’s sex.  We have received various reports that some residents are engaged in the following inappropriate behaviors directed towards female staff, such as:

• Unwanted sexual advances.

• Vulgar, obscene comments or jokes.

• Offensive remarks about their gender.

• Comments about their body and physical appearance.

• Repeated requests for dates or social visits.

• Touching of any sort including hugs, neck rubs or placing your arm around a GRF employee.

• Sharing inappropriate pictures or e-mails.

• Long conversations that quickly lead to asking inappropriate questions about the employee’s personal life.

 The GRF Board of Directors is currently reviewing a new Code of Conduct policy that will provide for fines and loss of membership for inappropriate behavior toward ANY GRF staff.  We ask everyone to respect our GRF staff in providing a harassment free workplace.


Minutes from meetings will be by request

At its July 23 meeting, the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors approved printing a GRF Board of Directors meeting summary immediately following the meetings in LW Weekly in lieu of publishing the GRF Board Minutes. This change becomes effective Sept. 1. 

To satisfy provisions of the Civil Code, draft and approved GRF Board meeting minutes will be available to shareholders, upon request, from the GRF Administration Reception Desk on the second floor of the Administration Building, and on the GRF website, lwsb.com.

The Communication and IT Committee reviewed the production, printing and distribution costs and estimated that by eliminating  redundant  printing of the recap of board activity and the minutes would net a $4,026-$4,831 savings per year.

A recap of board activity is printed in the Thursday edition of LW Weekly following the Tuesday GRF board meeting.

Civil Code requires that minutes, minutes proposed for adoption that are marked to indicate draft status, or a summary of the minutes of any meeting of the board of directors of an association, other than an executive session, must be made available to members within 30 calendar days of the meeting. (Civ. Code §4950.)

Publishing the recap of the  meeting satisfies the Civil Code requirement.

Once the draft minutes are approved by the Board, they will be posted on lwsb.com and printed copies available at the GRF Administration Reception Desk.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

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


Thursday, Aug. 8 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 9 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 12 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m. 

Friday, Aug. 16 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, Aug. 20 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 21 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, Aug. 22 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 23 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 26 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. 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, Aug. 8 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9 Executive Committee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 Bar/Restaurant Subcommittee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.



Hospitality volunteers needed weekday mornings

Monday-Friday each week, the Golden Age Foundation sponsors the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 between the 9-11 a.m. Coffee, tea and cookies are served to residents who drop by on their morning walk or bike ride or who just stop by for socializing. 

New residents are especially urged to come, make friends and be welcomed  by the Golden Age Foundation hostesses who staff the program.

In order to operate the GAF needs substitutes and regular volunteers to help serve guests. 

A friendly attitude is the only requirement. Male and female applicants are welcome to call Martha Goossesns at 221-3008, and leave a message.

LW PT is Sunshine guest tomorrow

Jeremy Matteson, physical therapist and owner of Seniors’ Choice Physical Therapy in Leisure World, will be speaking on the topic of longevity at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  

Longevity is sometimes referred to as “life expectancy,”  but Jeremy will put a fun twist on the term and provide some information that everyone in LW will be able to take home.

Matteson  graduated from Cal State, Long Beach, in 1996, and has spent his career working with orthopedic injuries and surgeries.  He came to Leisure World in 2008, and has been active in the community as well as providing for the needs of the residents since then.

Additional August speakers will be Jon Ainely, Seal Beach Police Oficer, on Aug. 16;  Pam Lewko Castillo, newest medical technology, Aug. 23; Maryann Shadow, On-Site Sales office on Aug. 30. 

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community; for neighbors to have better communication; and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use  available information. The club uses LW Weekly as a textbook to go over LW news, general columns,  etc.  

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. 

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. 

The club meets on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon (except on the first Friday in Room 9). 

All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Mutual 2 holds EBS training Aug. 17

Mutual 2’s all volunteer Emergency Buddy System (E.B.S.) will hold a training session on Aug. 17 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. All Mutual 2 shareholders are welcome.

Learn where Command Posts will be located in case of a major disaster like a massive earthquake or fire that would bring chaos to the community.  

A step-by-step procedure of what to do, where to go, who to help and who can help you will be covered.  

Mutual 2 has 864 apartments divided into seven parcels. Each Parcel has an E.B.S. coordinator and volunteer Emergency Buddys who are CERT certified. The Mutual has retired nurses, firemen, FRS and HAM radio operators and people  trained in First Aid, etc.  The training session will include visual aids and resource presentations by E.B.S. chairs Dr. Rosa Fabian, Teresa Turner and Fara Quirin. 

E.B.S. currently has 85 volunteers,with the purpose to assist first responders in case of a major disaster by having everyone accounted for in the 72 buildings in Mutual 2.  

Rosa asks the volunteers to wear their Emergency Buddy badges to the training session.


Outlook for 2nd half of year will be presented

The LWSB Investment Forum’s August presentation, will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  

 As the second half of the year begins, there are some significant and controversial events taking place, including the Federal Reserve’s upcoming policy meeting, with speculation that the first rate cut in 10 years is likely to take place, along with a better indication of the general direction second quarter earnings estimates. So far, 77 percent of S&P 500 companies have beaten estimates, which is excellent, especially considering tariff costs and ongoing trade uncertainty, slowing growth and a strong U.S. dollar. The forum will also take a brief look into U. S. and global market performance for the year as well as key interest rates. 

Curiosity, questions and suggestions for future topics and presentations are encouraged. 

 For over 30 years, the Investment Forum has been committed to informing and educating Leisure World residents by presenting monthly discussions on timely, critical financial topics and current economic trends.  The Forum is committed to providing residents the information, knowledge and confidence, essential to making more informed and effective financial decisions.  

Presentations are hosted by Larry Pino, CTFA, partner and private wealth advisor at Stratos Wealth Management Group.


Tickets on sale for annual luau

After hosting a successful picnic honoring U.S. veterans residing in Leisure World July 7, the  Filipino Association of Leisure World is in the midst of preparing for its annual anniversary-luau dinner dance on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

The luau-dinner dance is one of the two fundraising events conducted by the association to benefit Leisure World community. 

The Polynesian dance performance coupled  with the authentic cuisine of the tropics puts the participants in an island frame of mind. This year will be no different from previous years. 

Music will be provided by a well-known LA Band-Midnight Motion Band, which has played for FALW for years. The hip-gyrating movement of the young beautiful Polynesian dancers will surely bring nostalgia of younger years. 

Tickets are now on sale. For ticket information, call  Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; Ed Bolos, (551) 998-4223; Eileeen Merritt, 486-1252; or Ren Villanueva, 493-1406 or (323) 854-6209.

For your information:

Resident’s names are deleted from the LW Community Guide after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly.


Make Triviamania reservations

Join the Y Service Club for fun at Triviamania on Friday, Aug. 30, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2

 Teams of eight will compete in eight rounds of trivia — collaborate as a group to come up with the right answers. 

 The entry fee is $10 per person. Register in advance with cash or check. Tickets will be sold outside Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. on Aug. 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28. Seating is limited. Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. 

The winning team will take home three-times the buy in; second place two-times the buy in; and third place receives the registration fee back. Proceeds are shared among all table members. 

Exercise your brain, meet new people and enjoy laughing with others. Bring $1 bills to participate in exciting intermission games for fun – and profit. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the games help support local YMCA programs and Leisure World projects.

POST 327

Legion collects cash for Fisher House tonight

Tonight The American Legion, Post 327, will sponsor representatives from the Fisher House who will be at tables accepting donations at the Amphitheater show.

Led by CEO Steve Kuykendall, Fisher House is an organization that helps families of veterans stay close to their loved ones while that person is undergoing extended care at the VA.

The Long Beach Fisher House has 22 family suites. When a family is approved to stay there, no money is asked of them. Donations collected during the Amphitheater performance tonight will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the Long Beach House. Be generous. Donations are tax deductible.


The American Legion pancake breakfast is Saturday, Aug. 17, in Clubhouse 2 beginning at 8 a.m. 

The Post men will flip flapjacks and serve biscuits and gravy along with sausage, orange juice and bottomless coffee for $5. Tickets will be available at the door. Come and bring family and friends. The Legion appreciates your support.

Paws, Claws & Beaks 

Guest speak will be from CatPaws

Paws, Claws and Beaks, Leisure World’s reorganized pet club, will have its next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14,  in Clubhouse 3, Room 3 at 3 p.m.

After a brief  business meeting, the guest speaker will be Mitchell Cohen, director of Helen Sander CatPaws, a cat rescue group.

His  discussion will highlight several recent initiatives and programs undertaken by CatPaws:

• CatPaws Traveling Feline Comfort and Therapy Program 

• Long Beach Little Paws Project Kitten Nursery

• Benny’s Big Birthday Bash, honoring the second birthday of a young cat who was a victim and survivor of animal abuse. 

Cohen will also share points about CatPaws mission statement.

Cohen is actively involved as a volunteer at the cattery, participates in transport and in medical administration as well as volunteer coordination.

All animal lovers are invited. Water and snacks will be served.

For information, call Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or Jackie Hildbrant at (714) 423-8279.


OC Democratic Party chair is speaker

The Leisure World Democratic Club will welcome Ada Briceno as its speaker at the meeting on Aug. 21 at noon in Clubhouse 4.Plan to arrive at 11:30 a.m. with a brown bag lunch.

Currently the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, she holds a number of other high-powered positions, and has twice been selected as one of Orange County’s 100 most influential people by the Orange County Register.

Briceno, an immigrant from Nicaragua came to the United States at age 6, fleeing civil war with her parents. After graduating from high school, she began work as a hotel clerk and joined the union.She became the first Latina president of Local 681 at age 26.She was recently re-elected vice president of UNITE-HERE International Union. When asked why she wanted to lead the county party, Briceno said, “There are a bunch of folks that don’t participate in politics.We need to open the door wider, to make sure people know we care about the middle and working classes, to connect with the issues they believe in.”

For your information:

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


Tchaikovsky will be studied today

The Korean American Classical Music Association will meet today, Aug. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Class highlights include introductions to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Op. 20 Nos. 10, 13, 14, Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 and “Serenade for Strings,” Op. 482nd and third movement.

Ken Chong conducts the appreciation of classical music and Robert Chung presents a golden oldie and favorite songs selected by the members. 

The class is conducted in Korean.

The club encourages good fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music  and  by attending concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313; Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377 or robertschung@hotmail.com.


Cards, lunch slated Aug. 23

The LW Social Club meets on the fourth Friday for lunch and cards.  The cost is $4. On Aug. 23 sandwiches, salad, snacks, coffee and tea will be served. 

New tables of four are welcome. Call Marj Earls, 275-1778, or Joan Taylor, 240-5416 by Tuesday, Aug. 20 to cancel or set up a table for this month.


Picnic is today

The Nikkei Club picnic is today, Aug. 8, starting at 10 a.m. in the grassy picnic area east of Clubhouse 1.  

Hawaiian-style barbecued chicken and beef will be the main course. There is no charge for anyone who brings a side dish to compliment the main course, such as salad, vegetables or dessert. Those who do not contribute a side dish will be charged $7.

Hawaiian hula dancers will provide entertainment with lovely music and story-telling graceful dance moves.

The program will also feature Shiori Lange, a social worker at the Health Center, who will give us a presentation on health issues that seniors encounter.  She is bi-lingual so she can address the Kibei persons who have issues that are hard to relate.

LWer publishes book about plant-based foods

Peter P. Kim, Ph.D., Mutual 17, recently published the book, “Miracles of Plant-based Whole Food.” 

The book tells the importance of eating a daily healthy vegetarian diet and how it can prevent and effectively cure many common chronic diseases. 

The book is based on revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cures of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer and more. 

Dr. Kim has given lectures at various community health seminars and written health columns for various magazines. He also has given health education seminars to the Korean community  in Leisure World for the last five years. 

A new session is scheduled to start Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The  Monday classes are free and open to anybody who wants to attend. The lectures are given in Korean. 

For more information, call: (714) 614-7578.


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


In Memoriam 

Janes Yoachum  89

Francisco Villagomez   54

John Whitney  91

Rigoberto Martinez 61

Amy Raes  41

Amos Jackson Jr  70

Samuel McMullin Jr  64

Terrell Solete  33

Bonita Rosenthal  75

Helen Wakasa  74

Thomas Cripps  82

Nathan Wolf Jr  61

Leon McCulley Sr  84

Blanca Saenz  62

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary

Sports & Games


Meyer, LaCascia tie at Meadowlark

The Men’s Friday Golf League played at Meadowlark Golf Course (par 72) in Huntington Beach on Aug. 2. On an initially overcast morning, 12 men competed over 18 holes in two flights. The sun came out early and it became a picturesque day to play golf. 

Birdies were carded by Sam Choi, Lowell Goltra, and John Meyer. Closest to the pin on Hole No. 7 was Dave LaCascia; and on Hole No. 16, Fujio Norihiro.

There was a tie for fewest putts Dave, Sam and Fujio with 29.

 All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). 

A Flight winners – tie for first place between John Meyer and Dave LaCascia, 66; third place, Jim Goltra, 68; fourth place, Sam Choi, 69; fifth place, Gary Stivers, 71.

B Flight winners- first place: Dennis Kotecki, 65; second place, Bob Munn, 70; third place, Lowell Goltra, 83.

The Monday and Friday golf clubs play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana and Willowick in Garden Grove. LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and men, women, spouses and friends are welcomed. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts. Holes-in-One, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Bill McKusky, 430-8618, or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

Pickleball clinic scheduled on Aug. 18, 9 a.m.

The Pickleball Players Club recently had its monthly potluck and business meeting.  

Ronnie Nemchock, California Sales Manager of Prolite Sports, was the guest speaker.  He stated Pickleball is the fasted growing sport.  He said they have introduced a faster, quieter pickleball ball, which is new on the market. He also discussed other equipment like many different types of paddles available.  

He will be leading a Pickleball Clinic open to all LW residents on Sunday, Aug. 18.  It will be held in Mission Park, behind Clubhouse 2, starting at 9 a.m.  

The clinic  will be for beginners to every skill level.  He will demonstrate many pickleball products plus give drills for all different strokes and serving techniques. Ronnie also had a question-and-answer, and many interesting facts were discussed about the sport. His company began in 1982 and is the oldest Pickleball company in the U.S.  

The clinic is complimentary.

President Boyce announced an upcoming Halloween Round Robin Pickleball Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 27.  Sign ups for this tournament are at the sign-in table.  A picnic will follow.  

On the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. free training is available to all LW residents interested in learning the sport.

Elections will be coming  up in October.  Anyone interested in a position or who has questions regarding the election may call Darlene Boyce at (310) 713-6696.  

In June there were 584 players signed up to play. In July 617 players signed up.  

The hours of play are 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sue Yokomi hits hole-in-one on LW Hole No. 1 

Fifty-four members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, and low net on July 30. Coincidentally, the low net score in each of the four flights was 22.

Congratulations to Sue Yokomi who hit a hole-in-one on Hole No. 1.

Flight winners were:

A – Low gross, Devora Kim, 26; low net; Hae Lee, 22.

B – Low gross, Sally Jacobs, 29;   low net; Young Yoon, 22.

C – Low gross, Neva Senske, 32;  low net; Sue Elliott, 22.

D –  Low gross; tie between Bertha Berrigan and Jean Cose, 37; low net, Evelyn Scherber, 22.


Damoci wins table at Aug. 3 tournament

Carole Damoci won the final table on Aug. 3.  Her hole cards of two and three landed her the win as she caught a three to end the game with a single pair.  Second place was Barry Brideau, followed by Valerie Jorgenson, Bill Clawson, Dolores Cook, Minnie Smothermon, Tom Pappas and Nancy Jordan.

High hands were won by Guta Basner with quad kings, and Trai Nguyen with quad jacks.  Glenn Evenson won the featured hand.

Tournament winner Damoci played regularly with the club until about three years ago.  She had won the final table nine times before.  She returned last week and again made the final table.  Her second game with the club in three years ended with her winning the whole tournament. Damoci  is well-known in Leisure World, having served as Golden Rain Foundation president.  Currently she is the Golden Age Foundation president.

Barry Brideau gives private individual or group lessons.  Call him at (714) 401-7622.  

Call President Wendy Wu for other club information at (714) 366-0940.

Cards and Games Scoreboard 

Fun Time Pinochle Club  winners Aug. 5: Peg Kaspar 13,250; Gracie Finnegan 12,380; Tony Dodero, 11,130; Julia Troise, 11,010. Winners July 29: Marilyn Allred, 11,180; Gene Smith, 10,510; Dolores Cook, 10,070; Al Bonnema, 10,010. The club meets from noon-4 p.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

 –Bert Sellers


Friendly Pinochle Club winners Aug. 1: Irene Perkins, 13,520; Jim Kaspar, 13 480; Marilyn Allred, 13,410; Oscar Moya, 12,240. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

– Bert Sellers


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners on Aug. 1, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Nancy Lichter-Gene Yaffee; third in Strat A: Christine Frumen-Norma Krueger; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ellen Kice-Mark Singer; fifth in Strat A: Shirley Spink-Sharon Beran; sixth in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Betty Jackson; third in Strat B: Larry Topper-Judy Cook; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Harriet Weiss-Frances Gross; first in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-LaVonne McQuilkin; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Fred Reker-Russ Gray; fifth in Strat A: Al Appel-Judy Jones; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Ann Croul-Sue Boswell; fourth in Strat B: Howard Smith-Judy Armstrong. Winners in the game on July 29, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; third in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Fred Reker; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Julie Cunningham-Gene Yaffee; fifth in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Kar-Yee Nelson. E/W: First in Strats A, B, and C: Julie Mills-Barbara Anders; second in Strat A and B: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen; third in Strat A and B: Norma Krueger-Sue Fardette; fourth in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; fifth in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; fourth in Strat B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell; second in Strat C: Nancy Lichter-Bea Aron. Reservations are requested to play in the Monday and Thursday afternoon games in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on game day, at grandmagene83@gmail.com; for Thursdays, call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on the day of the game, at hbsharonb@gmail.com. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call (636) 579-1357 between noon and 1 p.m. 

– Gene Yaffee


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners Aug. 2: Most Yahtzees, Lois True, 6; highest score, Doris Dack, 1,580; door prize, Becky Sarkisian.  The club meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. All Leisure World residents are welcome to join in the fun.  If you have a question or want a Yahtzee lesson prior to joining, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237. 


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Aug. 8: Gayle Colden, 11,490; Joan Taylor, 10,380; Tony Dodero, 11,080; Keith Clausen, 11,080. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug. 3: N/S: Alan and Barbara Olschwang; Bob Mault-Sherry Troeger; Joyce Basch-Harriet Weiss; Sue Fardette-Larry Slutsky. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Ann Croul-Arne Lier; Marilyn McClintock-Fred Reker; Jeanette Williams (first time)-Russ Gray. Aug 2:  Russ Gray-Ellen Kice; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Shirley Spink-Sharon Beran; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Paul Chen-Elaine Dovgard.  E/W: Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre; Fred Reker-Sue Fardette; Mike Ullman-Bud Parish; Kar-Yee Nelson-Mark Singer; Nancy Lichter-Joyce Basch.   The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is the summer picnic and club championship on Friday, Aug. 16. 

—Fred Reker


Monday Bridge Club winners Aug. 5: Carol Olsen, Tom Gates and Betty Leavitt. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons

Chess Club Puzzle

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


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

Solution to this week’s puzzle: Ra1

The white Rook moves from d4 to a1.   Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Guy, Gals Tourney turns low scores

LW contributor

The second Guys and Gals Golf tournament in July was played on July 31 at the local course. Like many previous mornings it was cool and damp, and the sun did not come out until the tournament was more than half over.

Thirty-six teams of one man and one woman contended over 18 holes in three Flights. ‘A’ flight has teams with combined handicaps of 0-10. ‘B’ flight 11-13, and ‘C’ flight 14-18. All scores are net, actual score minus handicap.

There were no holes-in-one, but there were four circle hole winners. Scores were astonishingly low this week with the winners being net -11 or 10 under par; which translates to gross, one under or even par. Pretty good for amateur golfers.

Flight winners:

Flight A: First place: Fujio Norihiro-Keiko Sekino with a spectacular 44; tie for second place between Chang Choi-Soo Choi, and Won Song – Jane Song, 46; tie for third place between Hyon Shin-Sang An and Bill Lyons-Pam Krug, 47.

Fight B: tie for first place between Bill McKusky-Yvonne Lim and Steve Moody-Sandy Derouin with another terrific 44; tie for second place between Jae Kim-Anne Walshe and Jae H. Lee-Sun Lee, 46.

C: tie for first place between Jim Dickerson-Laura Garcia and Ryan Hong-Kay Hong with unbelievable 11 under 43s; second place, Joon Yoon-Young Yoon, 44; tie for third place between Lee Broadbent-Joanne Lim and Sang Kim-Soo Kim, 45.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 8 was Jae Kim 8 feet, 2 inches and Janice Turner , 2 feet, 3 inches. On hole number No. 17 it was Bob Barnum, 2 feet, 9 inches and Sun Lee, 6 feet, 9 inches.

Guys and Gals Tournament is held on the third Wednesday of each month, and on the fifth Wednesday of months that contain five Wednesdays. 

The next tournament is scheduled for Aug. 21.

Scrabble Club  has new officers; score nine bingos

The Leisure World Scrabble Club had an eventful month of July. The club installed a new slate of officers. Maria Giegerich became the president after having served for many years as the club secretary-columnist. Flo Nesland stepped down from the presidency after several years. Larry Edgar assumed Giegerich’s former role as secretary-columnist. Sylvia Makus is the vice president, and Zoe Pickell is the treasurer. 

On July 17, Edgar celebrated his 300th win as a member of the club by bringing lunch for all of the members who were present. 

There were 13 scores of 350 or above: Edgar registered ones of 448, 386, 367 and 351. Pam Smithson had her personal best of 400 and also a 354. Geigerich scored a 392. Nesland had a 376, a 367, and a 350. Charla Gae scored a 368. Suthy Chhoeuy had games of 363 and 352. 

Also, there were nine “bingoes” accomplished by club members during the month. In Scrabble, a bingo is a move in which a player uses all seven tiles in one move. 

Edgar played the words “ironies,” “bloomer” and “pitched.” Ruth Depuy used “tangents” and “defined”; Nesland played “liqueur”; Ms. Chhoeuy, “yarders”; Beth Winslow, “snorted”; and Wanda Bemben, “fueling”.  

The club meets on Wednesday afternoons in Clubhouse 3, Room 5 at 1 p.m. Games begin on the hour at 1, 2, and 3. New players of all levels are welcome. 

For additional information about the club, call Edgar at (310) 927-3785.

Kistner scores 838 to lead in Cribbage play

Carrie Kistner led the way with a score of 838 in Leisure World Cribbage play on July 30. She was followed by Jack Hawn and Evelyn Ingram who were tied at 835, Sandra deDubovay at 833 and Bobbie Straley at 831.  Pat Fellers had six games of 121.  Unfortunately Candy Meyers had no wins. There 55 players.

Jack Hawn celebrated his birthday and shared a delicious cake,  orange swirl ice cream and a jar of mixed nuts.  Jack and Margaret Smith served.  

The Cribbage Club meets at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1.  There is room for more players.   Partners are not required.

Patti Smith gives lessons. Call her at 242-4674 and she will arrange a one-hour lesson before the games begin.

Play usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Players arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobby Straley



SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 08/15

Lost & Found

LOST: Domestic black and white bunny. Found on golf course on Saturday, August 4th. Call 

562-598-9410 08/08



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/26



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 10/10



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.  




General Contractor

Specializing  in  remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate. 


License #954725. 08/29/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional, honest and reliable. Do it all with one call. Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 08/22




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 10/17




JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. 10/03



Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 09/26


Richard Handyman Service. “Big or small, I do it all.” 562-387-5187. 

Seal Beach Business License: #HUG0002 08/08



Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 09/12




Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. 

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 09/26



Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 09/26







Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and much more cleaning.

Tito 562-658-9841. 08/08






Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 08/22




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




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 09/19



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


       562-596-0559. 09/26

Help Wanted

Looking for an energetic person with general harware knowledge to work  at a local family owned Ace Hardware store.  Call Tyler 

562-400-4450 08/29

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 9 am-5 pm, 310-363-5803, 562-296-8782.




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


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


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.


Free dog sitting/walking! Hours, a day or a weekend. If you need longer, we can discuss it. Tom or Jeanne (562) 304-0880. 


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. 09/05




Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.



The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License

SBA0003. 08/22


PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 09/26


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 08/22


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. 08/15


Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 10/03



Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 08/01



Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

Shop for you, take you shopping, to salon or nail appts

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/19/19


Experienced Caregiver. Leisure World references. Maria Lopez. LOP0004. 562-257-7631. 08/01



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. 10/17/19


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. 01/23/20



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 08/29


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. 

Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22


Will care for female or male. I can cook, do laundry, light housekeeping, dr. appts and all other needs. experienced 30 plus years. 

562-370-4544. 08/29


Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/22


Looking for a Facebook and Google marketing ad assistant. A 10-year brain cancer survivor needs weekly help assisting on six topics, support, research and outreach. Negotiable hourly rate. Part time.

Mark Harrington 562-889-9101.








Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 08/30


We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001a. 

Call 562-505-1613. 08/01



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/03


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22


$30.00 Computer Tune-Up


Computer Running Slow! Call John LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 10/03




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. 

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 12/05/19



Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 08/29 

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 09/26


Pride “Jazzy” mobility scooter, $600. Little-used; brand new battery. Call Kirk and he’ll bring it to you for a test drive: 858-232-3193. 08/08


Golf Cart- (Ingersoll Rand Club Car) 48 volts, like new, brand new batters, tires and wheels; has lights, a horn, and a cover; seats four; $4,500; Call Sherry at 562-972-3514 08/15



Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License #ABL0001. 08/22


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores. Drives by Gary. 

714-658-9457. 08/15


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 08/01


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, dependable, Professional… and your Neighbor. Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation Interested? CALL 562-537-1298. James. 08/01


Rides by Russ, with the personal touch

For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. I work four evenings each week for Security and the rest of my day is devoted to my customers. 

Russ 714-655-1544. 08/08

utos/Boats/RV’s 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. 10/17


Karen from nUSPS.com is looking to buy a car. Yours? I used to deliver mail in S.B. Call me 562-804-5625. 08/08

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 08/22 




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 08/22



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/26

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

 Estate Sale

 13430 St. Andrews

 Apt. 72H Mutual 12 

Aug. 8, 9 9:00 AM to 2 PM

Exquisite vintage compact china cabinet, decorative lamps, desk, file cabinets, bookshelves, twin bed, sterling silver, Lalique crystal, Havilland china, full kitchenwares, ladies clothing size L, fashion jewelry, walker by You Step,  Jazzy mobility chair.

Glinda Davis 714 943-1818 Seal Beach license GDD0001 13101 Nassau Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740. 8/08


Estate Sale- 1280 Weeburn Rd.,  Mutual 3 – 31G. Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 from 8:30 – 2 p.m. White sofa/loveseat, antique tables, hutch, secretary, over-mantle mirror.  Antique bed, matching dresser, full size bed, hope chest, vintage trunk, office armoire. Silverplated flatware, crystal, tea cups, humidor, vintage linens, records (45’s/LP’s). Costume jewelry, ladies clothing (size L- XL). Patio furniture. Large garden pots, chest freezer, vacuum. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 

714-514-8232. PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001. 08/08

Carports/Carport Lockers Wanted

Interested in carport rental around Mutual 4. 

Leave a message 714-901-7117. 08/08


Elvis Queen sized comforter with pillow shams $30, originally $250. Assorted Elvis Watches $10. Elvis Collectible Plates $10, Elvis LP Records and plates for sale. Schwinn manual bike pump, $7. Sue 714-469-7519 08/05


QUILT STAND – nice wooden one just like grandma used to have. Perfect for displaying your nice family quilt. $30. Call Kevin 

562-522-0282 08/08


Bicycle – Ladies small, 27 speed, like new, cost $550. Sell $275. Home Rowing machine – New, need space to operate $150. 562-493-5399 08/08


Desk with three drawers and keyboard shelf, dark wood, 47×19 – $40. 562-431-3128 08/015


Brand new Ashley love Seat (Tan). Still in wrapping $350. Coffee table and 2 end tables, Brand new! $200. Call to see 513-490-6250 08/08


Adult three wheel bike for sale, used. $150 OBO. Call Jan 



Two Barstools $90 18W x 12D x 26 H, Armless and backless, solid wood frame/espresso finish, bonded leather seats, like new. Willing to negotiate. 562-493-2831. 08/08


New wall-to-wall plush carpet for a two bedroom condo. Make offer 714-801-7553 08/08


Eight foot long brown dual recliner couch, makes into a bed. Good condition. It’s heavy, bring help. Call chuck at 562-357-4157


Free new portable toilet  and shower chair. Call Dena 562-434-5026 and leave a message.


4′ Wooden Dining Table – 2 inserts, 2 chairs. Free – Call 562-598-3793


Want to Buy

Wanted: New or used men’s golf clubs. Call David Schultee 

310-678-2549 08-08