Community Unity Message from GRF
by Randy Ankeny
GRF executive director
We will prevail in our collective fight against COVID-19 by working mutually together and being “Community Strong.” Please proudly wear the button that was included with this week’s edition of LW Weekly as your continuing commitment to fight the spread by being Safe at Home and following the basic prevention methods:
Clean Your Hands Often
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home as much as possible.
• Put distance between yourself and other people.
• Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
• Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a cloth face Around Others
• You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
• Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
»Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
• The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
• Continue to keep about six feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
• If you are in a private setting and do not have a cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
To protect ourselves and your fellow shareholders, continue to practice social distancing. So what does “social distancing” mean? According to public health officials, social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Here’s how you can help:
• Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
• Stay home if you can and avoid any non-essential travel.
• Keep at least six feet away from other people if you must go out in public.
• Avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, bars and food courts. Use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options.
• Avoid visiting nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities.
• Stay connected virtually with loved ones through video calls, phone calls, texts or social media.
It is of the utmost importance to limit contact; this includes those you may invite into the community.
As I have fully sequestered all GRF offices and we are contacting business virtually, we ask that each of us follow the same protocols with friends and family. It is vital in this fight to limit external contacts to the greatest extent possible.
I do need to ask one more thing of you, this is patience. We all look forward to the return of full operations. We need to consider in our community operational plans; COVID-19 may ease, but there is no known cure at this time and prevention remains the best defense. Now ask yourself. . .
“How would our return to full operations look, if we went from full on, and then we went off due to possible subsequent outbreaks and then on, and off again….”
COVID-19 is a life and lifestyle-altering worldwide crisis. Our fellow Shareholders and GRF staff have taken, and are committed to continue to take, required preventative steps to Stop the Spread. But let’s be honest, it’s understandable that some—maybe most of us—want community life back to normal as soon as reasonably possible. But can it? It’s important to recognize that our planning, social distancing and flu prevention measures are not the ultimate cure, and there could still be months ahead before this disease is fully controlled.
Please wear your “Community Strong” pin to show your support to fight the spread and of our collective patience and ongoing commitment that each of us have to make as we are stronger together.
LW Library: Grab and Go books are a click away
Leisure World Library staff is receiving dozens of requests each day—and has served around 200 residents so far—with its new curbside pick up program that started a couple of weeks ago.
Essentially, Leisure World library card holders can call in or email an order for library materials, and in 48 hours, library clerks will have the order ready at the library curb for pick-up.
“Our most popular requests are the newer items, but we don’t always have them available because of the demand,” said Library Operations Assistant Taylor Greene. He wants everyone to know they aren’t limited to books. They can also check out magazines, movies, TV series and audio materials. Almost everything is available to them. He recommended that people search the catalog before placing an order. The catalog is located at https://www.lwsb.com/lwcommunity/library/.
To request materials:
• Call the library at (562) 598-2431, Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-to 2 p.m.
• Email LWLibrary@lwsb.com and include your name, library card number, phone number and what kinds of materials you like to read and/or watch.
Library staff will accommodate specific requests whenever possible. If the requested material is not available, library clerks will use their expertise to find similar items and put together a bag of materials for you to borrow from the library.
Due to limited staffing, it will take 48 hours, excluding weekends, to fill orders. You will receive a call when your order is ready for pick up at the library between Tuesday-Friday.
If you need a library card number, call for a temporary card number that will be good until the library re-opens.
The library building is closed to the public but staff is available to answer questions via phone or email Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
700 masks given away
Leisure World resident Paul Lee, in cooperation with members of the Korean American Association and the Sunshine Club, distributed about 700 face masks to fellow Leisure World residents on April 15.
In a show of “Community Strong,” people started lining up a hour early, patiently waiting for a free mask or two.
Lee said it was his pleasure to give back to the community. He moved into Mutual 8 a year ago, loves living there and wanted to do something special for his fellow LW residents.
The line for masks soon stretched around Clubhouse 6, with GRF staff on hand to keep people at a safe distance from one another.
The first 250 packets contained two masks and a hand sanitizer. The Sunshine Club donated 250 single-mask packets, all for free, all given to residents who were grateful to receive them.
Laura Arnold of Mutual 14 was very grateful to Lee. “This mask is for anyone with breathing difficulties like asthma or COPD. My husband has been struggling with a cloth mask, and your mask seems to allow him more air with each breath.”
The timing of the event was providential as the City of Seal Beach issued an order on April 10 requiring everyone to wear masks while conducting essential business and when engaging with essential workers, such as grocery store clerks.
GRF Emergency Safety Coordinator Eloy Gomez and GRF Recreation Director Terry DeLeon kept the line moving as masks were distributed one-by-one.
Lots of people gave a cheerful thumbs up as they waited, and everyone ended up with a mask, according to Anna Derby, Sunshine Club president, who helped organize the event. In addition to the April 15 mask donation, Lee gave 50 masks to the GRF Security Department to help safeguard officers as they work hard to keep residents secure.
GRF Lock Boxes Removed after vandalism
On April 13, all GRF payment drop boxes were removed after three boxes were vandalized the preceding weekend. Vandals broke into boxes at Clubhouse 1, Oakmont and El Dorado, and Merion and Thunderbird.
The last pickups for these locations were on Friday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. for Clubhouse 1 and at 10:30 a.m. for the other two locations.
If you dropped any type of payment in any of these three boxes after the last pickup time on April 10, Accounting strongly suggests you place a stop payment on your check, reissue the check and monitor your bank account closely for possible fraudulent activity.
There is an exterior mail slot located outside the Accounting department at the Administration building that you may use to deposit payments for your monthly assessment, Service Maintenance invoices, Edison, Frontier, Verizon and Spectrum. You may also use the U.S. postal service to mail your payment directly to the respective payment processing center. Mutual assessment payments can be addressed to the name of your Mutual, PO Box 60017, City of Industry, CA, 91716-0041. Be sure to place a stamp and return address on your envelope if you are using a U.S. postal box.
Direct debit is the safest way to protect your banking information and ensures payments are received in a timely manner, according to the Accounting department.
To sign up for direct debit for your monthly assessment, complete an ACH Direct Debit Authorization form, then place the form in the payment slot located on the outside of the Administration building before the 25th of the month to be effective for the following month. The form can be downloaded from the website www.lwsb.com, click the GRF tab, then documents. Forms are also available in the document bins located outside the Accounting front door of the Administration building. You may also call the Accounting department at (562) 431-6586, ext. 330, for assistance.
Contact your utility company to sign up for direct debit for those payments. Most utility companies do not charge for this service.
If you saw any suspicious activity that may be related to the vandalism, contact the Security Office at 431-6586.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Pen Pals Unite!
Residents at Brookdale Valley View, a senior living community in Garden Grove, are grateful that eight Leisure World residents accepted their invitation to become pen pals on April 16. The community is only 3.5 miles away, and many Brookdale residents once lived in Leisure World.
If you would like to socialize at a safe distance by sending a card, note or picture to a Brookdale resident, contact Theresa Adams at (714) 318-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will provide the name and address of a pen pal.
LW Sewing Brigade Update
Dean Jacobus, who is overseeing a grassroots effort in LW to make cloth masks for first responders (they use them to protect their N95 and surgical masks), wants to thank everyone in LW—the people who sew, fabric cutters, elastic cutters, runners, the people manning the phones and computers, the donors, the kit assemblers—it takes a village, says Dean.
He gave a special shout-out to Navy vet Bernhard Goossens of Mutual 2, who cut 288 yards—that’s three football fields long—of elastic to a half-inch width in 24 hours, the first elastic cutter to finish the task. His hand began to hurt midway through, but the 82-year-old was undaunted. He just put on a pair of gloves on to cushion them and kept going. His elastic will end up on mask protectors for people on the front lines of crisis care.
The group shipped out its 4,000th mask last week. Children’s Hospital Orange County received a bunch of boxes for kids with high-risk illness to use.
The brigade is now in its fifth week, and it’s a labor of love. But the toll is real, with sewing machines breaking down and people getting tired. The group has enough material to make another 55 masks.
Special thanks go to NgocThuy Do for taking the mask project on, and Yevette Louis and Alice Labranche for all the hours on the back end. These women have worked 10-12 hours days, seven days a week for the past month. “We will continue as long as we can,” said Dean, “but we hope someday soon, hospitals will get enough Personal Protective Equipment so we won’t have to fill the gap.”
Harvest of Love and Hope
Ruby Johnson of Mutual 17 has some thoughts for married couples during the pandemic crisis: “It’s not an easy task,” she writes,
“to accept living in quarantine and being forced to put off celebrations. But times like these help me to remember to appreciate what I have. My husband, Reginald, and I will be married for 56 years as of April 25. We have three adult children, Cheryl Johnson, Maria Johnson Williams and Reginald Johnson. It took teamwork all along, and it takes teamwork today.
When fear and sadness appear, I know that I can battle them with love, hope, peace, happiness and understanding, the beautiful harvest that comes from a lifetime of teamwork with the one you love.
COVID 19—The Latest
The outbreak of COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was was first detected in China late last year. Updated information from the CDC and other authorities, and the latest guidance on how residents can protect themselves, will be provided here.
What Is It?
The World Health Organization describes the novel coronavirus as a member of “a large family of viruses” that cause everything from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. State officials expect months more of social distancing policies and warn that lifting the strict rules too early could worsen the health crisis. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Leisure World; Seal Beach has four reported cases as of presstime, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Virus can be spread on soles of shoes
In a new study published in one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journals, “Emerging Infectious Diseases,” researchers tested air and surface samples at a hospital in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak started.
Researchers found that about half of health-care professionals working in intensive care units carried the coronavirus on the soles of their shoes. Further, the report showed that there was a 100 percent positive rate from the floor of the pharmacy, where only health-care workers traveled, not infected patients.
The report, based on research by a team at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, appears to reaffirm fears that the current social distancing guidelines of six feet may not be enough. It also suggests people—especially medical staff on the front lines —could inadvertently be spreading the virus away from its source, recommending stringent disinfecting measures.
Call 9-1-1 in an Emergency
Orange County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick reminds Orange County residents that individuals experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency need to seek immediate health care or call 9-1-1.
“I want to assure Orange County residents that our hospitals are fully operational and that it is safe to seek emergency medical care for themselves and their loved ones,” Dr. Quick said.
While the World Health Organization reports that more than 80 percent of people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover, the same cannot be said of those suffering from heart attack, stroke, obstructed airways, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other life-threatening medical emergencies.
Dr. Quick echoes the sentiments shared recently by Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki from Hoag, who stated, “…we have seen instances of patients delaying needed care for life threatening issues…for fear of COVID-19 contamination in the crowded emergency rooms. The current reality is that, despite dire warnings, our emergency rooms are exceptionally orderly and possibly the safest places one can venture, particularly when emergency care is required.”
Seek immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency room if you or a household member experiences any of the following:
• Wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Chest pain
• Displaced or open wound fractures
• Sudden numbness or weakness
• Bleeding that cannot be stopped
• Abdominal pain – especially intense localized pain
• Fever with convulsions or any fever in children under 3 months
• Confusion or changes in mental status
• Coughing or vomiting blood
• Severe headache or head injury, especially if the individual is on aspirin or blood thinners
• Blood in the urine or bloody diarrhea
• Sudden inability to speak, see, walk or move
“While we certainly understand the fear and anxiety our neighbors are experiencing related to COVID-19, I caution residents not to let those feelings overwhelm their better judgement in an emergency. Our health care system is here to help you,” said Dr. Quick.
For questions related to COVID-19, contact the Orange County COVID-19 Hotline at 1(833)426-6411, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).
Pipeline replaced on North Gate Road
Starting April 20, SoCalGas began a project to replace a pipeline as part of the 405 Freeway Improvement project that will partially close North Gate Road.
The work will entail pipeline maintenance and safety tasks, including patrolling, inspecting, testing, repairing and replacing pipelines. The project will upgrade the natural gas distribution pipelines in Seal Beach.
Construction is expected to take approximately two months to complete, weather and other factors permitting.
North Gate Road will be partially and intermittently closed, and the 405 freeway on and off ramps near Seal Beach Boulevard will also be intermittently closed.
What to Expect:
• SoCalGas and its contractors’ trucks and heavy equipment will be in the area.
• Lane closures will be marked with traffic cones, flag personnel and/or signage.
• Construction and/or operational noise from equipment and personnel may be heard.
• People may notice a natural gas odor.
To perform this work safely, the operation may require a controlled release of natural gas. Anyone who has concerns can call 1-800-427-2200. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The company will strive to provide continuous natural gas service for its customers during construction. Natural gas service should continue without interruption. If that changes, a SoCalGas representative will notify you.
For more information, call (844) 765-9385 or write email@example.com.
New food options coming to LW
The word is out: Grab ‘n’ Go daily meals conducted by various vendors have been a big success. Residents hunkering down at home can still get a fresh, hot meal to pick up and take home at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot seven days a week and twice on Saturdays, with Domino’s Pizza now offering lunch from noon-2 p.m.
Growing everyday in popularity is the volunteer shopper program. Any resident who needs help with shopping can contact the Recreation Department to be matched with a volunteer who will take his or her list over the phone and leave the groceries on the doorstep. Residents will be called with the total, who in turn can leave an envelope for the shopper to pick up.
Now, a new service is being developed. Globally Delicious Burgers in Long Beach is creating a grocery delivery service whereby residents can place their orders from an extensive list of goods online and have them delivered here to LWSB weekly for pickup at Clubhouse 6.
Golf Course gets a new name
The GRF Golf Course Naming Contest has ended and 95 entries were submitted. The Recreation Committee is reviewing them and will announce a winner in next week’s LW Weekly. In the event a name is chosen that was submitted by multiple contestants, a winner will be drawn from those entries by the Recreation Department. So many creative names were offered that the choice will be a challenge, but the lucky winner will receive a $250 gift card. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Letters to Editor
I want to give a “shout out” to the GAF and Security. I brought a friend home from the hospital on Friday at 7 p.m. She needed a walker so I called Security and the GAF, which had a message saying it would be open on Monday. I then called Security back and within a half hour the walker arrived. I personally want to the thank Security. My friend would not have been able to get around her house without the walker. On Monday morning, we called the GAF to get a wheel chair that she was going to need when she went to the doctor the next day. It was at her home within the hour. LW residents are so fortunate to have this service available.
Bev Bender, Mutual 17
My wife and I caught a woman on a bicycle blasting down our sidewalk (between buildings) in Mutual 7 last week. She was going way too fast to avoid a collision with a resident. I caught up with her and told her to slow it up and be more careful of our residents.
She denied riding fast (ridiculous because we both saw her). Secondly, she was sweating profusely, so we know she was trying to get in her exercise by riding fast.
The main streets are almost empty of cars right now. If folks need to exercise at those crazy speeds, please do it on the street and not on our sidewalks! Thank you for thinking of others.
I was sad to read the letter from the lady (Letters, April 9) who reported that she is glued to CNN reports. I use the Internet for research and found from several credible sources that too much TV watching can lead to depressed feelings.
About a year ago I canceled my cable TV service and kept just the Internet. I found I didn’t miss TV, had more time to do things that made me feel better and learned a lot from the Internet.
I suggest two things to the lady that might help, to get on the Internet and search around for things that might interest her, not connected with the virus, and second, if she strongly needs the TV for virus updates, to check out other sources of news for differing perspectives. There are many other sources, and also radio programs if she likes to listen to the radio.
Marsha Chase, Mutual 9
As the number of COVID-19 patients in U.S. grows, it makes me humble to see how helpless I am under the nature’s power. The little virus can’t be seen, yet it has threatened whole world. As we all know well, it is not the first time this has happened. There have been many outbreaks that took away thousands and thousands of lives, for example, cholera, small pox, influenza, yellow fever, and there are more.
Scientific discoveries and humanity’s understanding of the cause of disease has led to a drastic improvement in how we respond to a modern pandemic. Vaccinations have almost eradicated small pox and measles for example. While we are in the very early stages of learning about COVID-19 virus, staying at home, social distancing and hand washing are the only reliable methods to reduce spreading among the population. But this is totally alien to how we live our lives in modern society. People gather often for many activities—to learn, celebrate, mourn and comfort each other. It is going to the fifth week that we have been isolating ourselves, and I know people are restless, lonely and depressed. We don’t know how long it may last, weeks or months. We will need to address these emotional psychological issues that make seniors in LW vulnerable to chronic ailments. I need to call my friend who is alone now, and this is a good time to do all those chores I never had time for.
Chung Hur, Mutual 3
Watch Your Step
The following information on COVID-19 scams is from the GRF Security Department. There have been no reported victims in Leisure World. Review the following scams to safeguard yourself:
No one from the government will contact you by phone, text or e-mail regarding your stimulus check. Do not respond to anyone asking about any stimulus check, Social Security payment, etc.
Online Offers for COVID-19 tests or Vaccinations
Do not respond to any offers for blood tests, test kits or vaccination drugs. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
A “robo-call” is a phone call that you receive with a pre-recorded message. Hang up immediately when you receive these types of calls.
Unsolicited Phone Calls
Scammers are trying to sell everything and scare people into buying anything related to COVID-19. In addition, some scammers have told victims that they want to send them “free” items such as face masks and toilet paper, but then ask for a credit card to cover “shipping and handling.” Once the credit card number is given to the scammers, they immediately begin to make illegal purchases.
Do not give anyone information over the phone regarding any personal information, including birthdates, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.
If you believe you have been contacted by a scammer or have been the victim of a scam, report this information immediately to the Security Department, (562) 431-6586, ext. 377, and the Seal Beach Police Department, (562) 799-4100.
Be alert for stimulus check scams
There are phone, text and email scams currently targeting SSI (Supplemental Security Income) recipients to deprive them of their COVID-19 stimulus payment.
The call (or text or email) tells them that if they divulge their bank account numbers, they’ll then have the stimulus check directly deposited.
As soon as the money is directly deposited from the IRS, the scammers take the money. It is likely that the scammers are using the bank account information to apply for the payment on the IRS site, and then using the information to steal it as soon as it arrives.
The FBI, state Attorneys General and other agencies are alerting Americans that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get the $1,200 federal payment are not legitimate. The Better Business Bureau has reported that the level of “stimulus scams” has gone through the roof.
From the Federal Trade Commission:
1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
If you spot one of these scams, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/complaint.
The IRS will almost never call you via phone (or send you a text or email) for official business.
The IRS will always make several attempts to contact you via letter, and only then call via phone, in very specific circumstances. This is not one of those situations. You can read more about that here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door.
If you do wish to receive your COVID-19 stimulus check via direct deposit to your bank account, the only safe method to do so is to apply on the official IRS website via this link: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.
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, 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.
Setting It Straight
A caption under a photo on page 3 of the April 16 edition was incorrect. Naples Rib Company supplied the Easter Sunday dinners that people lined up for.
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GRF Board Candidates
Paul C. Pratt
Stephen Travis Brooks
Lawrence M. Slutsky
Carol A. Stern Levine
OC Water District
The Orange County Water District wants everyone to know that their water is safe.
YOUR WATER REMAINS SAFE AND HIGH-QUALITY
According to the CDC, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has not been detected in drinking water supplies and has no impact on the quality of tap water. COVID-19 is transmitted person to person, not through water.
YOUR WATER IS TREATED
Municipal drinking water systems use filtration and disinfection processes. Per drinking water regulations established by EPA, your tap water is treated specifically to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses such as the novel coronavirus.
YOUR WATER SUPPLY REMAINS RELIABLE
COVID-19 does not impact your water supply delivery. Water is an essential service and will continue to be delivered to your tap. Stockpiling bottled water in response to this pandemic is not necessary.
YOUR WATER IS REGULARLY MONITORED AND TESTED
Your water provider tests water samples daily to ensure quality. OCWD’s State-certified laboratory tests for more than 500 compounds, more than required by law.
YOUR WATER MEETS OR EXCEEDS
DRINKING WATER STANDARDS
Your drinking water is highly regulated, even more than bottled water, and must comply with stringent state and federal standards. In fact, California has some of the highest required levels of treatment for drinking water.
TRUST AND ENJOY WHAT COMES OUT OF YOUR TAP
COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives, but one thing it will not impact is your water.
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, meetings have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled via conference calls.
Thur., April 23 Mutual 1
Conference Call 9 a.m.
Tues., May 5 Mutual 16
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Mutual Board of Directors Candidates
01-056G John Barreras – incumbent
01-024E Jill Brennan – incumbent
01-023L Ruben Collazo
01-025F Donna Gambol – incumbent
01-066I Saundra Luther Stark – incumbent
01-029E Kathleen Nadeau
01-029G Kathy Rose
01-022G Phillip Singer
01-011F George J. Tous Van Nijkerk – incumbent
02-015D Christopher Abel -incumbent
02-069A Travis Brooks – incumbent
02-015G Christine Harris – incumbent
02-069H Peggy Keller – incumbent
02-006C Marilyn Lester
02-014K Holly MacLaren – incumbent
02-006H Kathryn Mavar – incumbent
02-065J Teri Nugent – incumbent
02-069I Lori Schulte -incumbent
03-013A James E. Campbell – incumbent
03-030F Carol Ginthner – incumbent
03-001I Stephen Harris – incumbent
03-027H Dianne Hart – incumbent
03-009L Linda Jan Ledbetter – incumbent
03-006F Mike Turis – incumbent
03-009A Nancy Tye – incumbent
04-046E Jan Kuhl – incumbent
04-074J Mike Lessin – incumbent
04-074I Jon Russell – incumbent
05-099F Kenneth E. Cude – incumbent
05-119J Kevin Powell – incumbent
05-113D Gloria Shannon
05-110F Debbie Tran – incumbent
06-053G Pennie Alberts
06-139K Nancy Barber
06-142B Teresa Boggs
06-137K Frank De Palma – incumbent
06-139G Marilyn Hewitt
06-140F Michael S. Simpson
06-055E Joan Tarro
06-056H Joe Traub
06-061D Evelyn Velez-Rosario – incumbent
07-150A Roger Bennett – incumbent
07-156K JoAnn Fellows – incumbent
07-159A Pat Repasi – incumbent
07-169J Sue Rotter – incumbent
07-151L Lena Stevens – incumbent
08-200J Michael J. Banfield – incumbent
08-197J Jeri Dolch – incumbent
08-204E Camille Thompson – incumbent
08-196G Sandy Weisenstein – incumbent
08-186J Dorene Youngs – incumbent
09-211F Robert “Bob” Croft – incumbent
09-228F Marjorie M. Dodero – incumbent
09-234A Beth Mayer – incumbent
09-217A Diane McFadden – incumbent
09-226H Willard Michlin
09-232G Lori Muller Gray – incumbent
09-223A Judith Sherratt
09-207L Pam Turner – incumbent
09-213I Bob Walz – incumbent
10-249D Ruthann Arlart – incumbent
10-254A Esther Cummings – incumbent
10-248K Michael W. Depew – incumbent
10-248L Michael Giles – incumbent
10-248A John Stipcich – incumbent
11-279C Gary Adelman – incumbent
11-266C Guta Basner – incumbent
11-267G Denis Craig
11-262G Geoff Davies – incumbent
11-278A Brenda Hemry – incumbent
11-283C Patrick T. Henehan – incumbent
11-274J Leslie Martin Juchna
11-276K John W. Neal
12-076B Tony L. Anderson – incumbent
12-072E Richard Carson – incumbent
12-042E Susan Ferraro – incumbent
12-078E Darlene Milek – incumbent
12-058B Cindy Mortesen – incumbent
12-035H Rose Marie Sprague – incumbent
14-026D Valerie “Val” Jorgenson – incumbent
14-019L Barry Lukoff
14-049A Lee W. Melody – incumbent
14-003L Jack Nevin – incumbent
14-048K Adrianne Rosenfeld – incumbent
14-027C Susan D. Simon – incumbent
14-004H Robert “Bob” Stefun – incumbent
14-054C Susanne Worthington – incumbent
15-017F Ronald Beeler – incumbent
15-036B Bruce Bowles – incumbent
15-014Q Bob Crossley
15-002E Jackie Dunagan – incumbent
15-044C Ron Gildner – incumbent
15-021A David Harlow – incumbent
15-043A Michael Pahlow – incumbent
15-002B Joyce Reed – incumbent
16-051H Marcia Clawson – incumbent
16-052A Loni Gardette – incumbent
16-050K Jon A. Gillespie – incumbent
16-053A Janet Isom
16-053J John Mayfield
16-053A Dale Watkins – incumbent
17-010A Catherine Gassman – incumbent
17-087A Keith Goodner
17-084C Peter Hayes – incumbent
17-024B Nick Massetti
17-048A Perry Moore
No Food Deliveries Please
In these times of COVID-19 uncertainty, shareholders are showing their appreciation and support toward Golden Rain Foundation Departments and their staffs. Some send letters of appreciation for staff’s dedication during these harsh times, others by calling Department heads to praise them for the work the department has been doing for the community. Still others are delivering consumables like doughnuts, cookies, snacks, candy and even fruit.
Your support does not go unnoticed, and staff truly appreciates it, it makes them feel valued by this community and gives them the sense of appreciation, thus encouraging them to work harder and better.
The Foundation appreciates your support and kindness but humbly asks you to refrain from delivering food to GRF departments at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation is strictly following the recommendation and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) as well as state, county and city orders. As you may know, among the recommendations are social distancing and reduce the handling of items.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, meetings have been canceled or postponed until further notice.
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Share Your Stay-at-Home Coping Story
These are strange days. Across the country we’re all finding ways to cope with the national coronavirus quarantine. Maybe you are fostering a puppy, taking daily walks around LW, planting a garden or binge-watching every British mystery on Netflix. Or are you knitting crazy scarves? Reading a pile of detective stories? Having daily online coffee breaks with your pals?
Whatever it is, we want to see what you’ve been up to as you make the best of being at home.
Send in a photograph to email@example.com with a short description of how you have been keeping your mind and body busy and healthy.
Orange County Care for Seniors & Disabled
Information for seniors, the disabled, and caregivers designed to help you experience the highest possible quality of life.
The Orange County Office on Aging Information & Assistance Call Center is available to answer your questions and link you to services for older adults, family caregivers, and persons with disabilities. The call center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at (800) 510-2020 or (714) 480-6450. The call center is also available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPTUMCARE AT THE HCC
by Grecia Nunez
HCC senior ambassador
These are some difficult times. Everyone has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. We are all adjusting to a new normal, and that can be stressful. To help understand how we can get through it, I checked in with Shiori Lange. She’s a licensed clinical social worker and therapist at the Health Care Center.
“If you are feeling overwhelmed, give yourself some space to focus on you,” Shiori said. “We need our personal time. It helps us get away from the stress and re-energize.”
Shiori recommended these three things:
Take a break. It’s important to know what is going on in the world. At the same time, we all need to get away from the news, too. “If things are too much to handle, turn off the TV,” Shiori said. “Use the time to be productive: go for a walk around the block, close your eyes and meditate, catch up on laundry, or start a new project.”
Check in with loved ones. “We may not be able to visit one another, but apps like Zoom and Skype offer a chance to see some friendly faces,” Shiori said. Establishing rules can help, too. “If you don’t want to talk about the pandemic, make that clear,” she suggested. “Instead, use the time to go over some of your favorite memories.”
Talk to a professional. “You’re not alone. We are all experiencing a lot of changes at once,” Shiori said. “Talking to someone can help.
One option is the Optum Emotional Support Help Line. This is a free support line for everyone to use. The number is 1-866-342-6892.”
“These are uncertain times, but we are all in this together,” Shiori added.
“Good days and bad, we will get through this pandemic.”
All events at the Health Care Center are postponed indefinitely.
This is in keeping with current public health guidelines. We ask that everyone follow these guidelines so we can all do our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Want to practice at home so you will be fit and ready when we resume our regular class schedule? Just ask Cathleen Walters, and she will deliver a copy of the music to you at your home.
You need a CD player or be able to play music CD’s on your computer or home stereo.
Just call Cathleen at (562) 598-9149 or email email@example.com. All music is provided free of charge.
How to stay safe at the grocery store during coronavirus outbreak
by Chris Walker
Whether you are grocery shopping for yourself or helping friends and family in need, here’s what experts say about staying safe while going in and out of stores.
“Exhausting all other options is really important here,” says Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist and professor at North Carolina State University.
Chapman urges older adults and those at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 to take advantage of alternatives to in-person shopping trips, like asking friends or family to run errands, using a grocery delivery service and opting for curbside pickup.
Some major pharmacy chains have waived fees for in-home delivery services, and a growing number of mutual aid organizations pair those in need with volunteers who can deliver groceries and other supplies.
Plan your visit
If you need to venture out, “this is not the time to do impulsive shopping,” says June McKoy, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Northwestern Medicine. “Make your list and go in like a Marine goes in: Parachute in, do your business, parachute out.”
Part of that approach means visiting stores during off-peak hours when fewer customers are present, McKoy says. This helps to maintain social distancing, like staying six feet away from others in public as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is intended to slow the spread of the outbreak,
The same goes for pharmacies, where McKoy suggests arriving early in the morning to beat crowds. Now’s also the time, she says, to ask your health care provider about getting a 90-day supply of medications to limit future outings for refills.
In the store
The CDC encourages all Americans to wear cloth face masks that cover their nose and mouth in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies. This does not replace the need to keep your distance from others, the agency says, but is an additional measure to help slow the spread of the disease.
When you enter the store, the experts recommend cleaning the supermarket cart or basket handle with a disinfectant wipe. Some stores provide these for free, but availability isn’t guaranteed, so bring wipes with you.
As for handling food packages and produce as you shop? “We have no evidence at all that food or food packaging are transmission vectors that we consider to be risky in this outbreak,” Chapman says, meaning you can touch goods and fill your cart as you normally would — being careful to avoid touching your mask, eyes, or other uncovered parts of your face for the entirety of your errand.
Once you get in the door, put down any shopping bags or goods on the floor and walk “straight to the sink” to wash your hands.
After that, you can put groceries or other supplies away, after which both experts advise another round of hand washing.
Given that contact with food and food packaging isn’t thought to be a main way the virus spreads, Chapman says there’s no need to carry out any special disinfecting procedures on food packages or produce once you return home (and using products like soap or other disinfectants on food can pose separate health risks).
Instead, rinse fresh produce like you normally would — with clear water, and wash your hands before preparing food or eating meals.
Drop-offs and delivery
If you’re shopping for someone else, keep your handoff as streamlined as possible.
Ideally, this is a contact-free delivery, in which groceries or supplies are left on a front step or porch, then a call or text is sent to alert the person that the items are dropped off.
If you need to go inside someone else’s home, follow the same protocol as you would in your own: Put bags down, wash your hands thoroughly, and then put groceries or other supplies away while avoiding all unnecessary contact with surfaces, like leaning on countertops.
If you’re on the receiving end of goods that someone else brings into your home or puts away for you, it’s a good idea to wipe down door handles and any surfaces they may have touched after they depart.
Make hygiene a habit
With the need to adhere to social distancing and stricter hygiene habits likely to persist for some time, consistency is key — especially for older adults who may need to rethink daily routines and habits that have been set in place for many years.
It might be a good idea to map out your strategies. If you keep using the same strategies, you’ll never miss a step. It becomes your daily routine.
Arts and Leisure Page 12-15
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, there will be no Friendship Club classes until further notice. Check the LW Weekly for updated club information.
For more information on technology, including smartphones, tablets, computers and social media, contact Jeff Sacks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 642-0122 or Miryam Fernandez at email@example.com or (562) 884-7460; Bob Cohen has email classes and technology training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bored to tears? Got the spring-cleaning bug? Why not put it to good use helping others? Sharon Kohn, Mutual 9, of the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club suggests gathering up those old eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids stuck between the sofa cushions, under the bed or in drawers and dropping them off at the Health Care Center. People can deposit them in the Lions Club drop box in the HCC lobby. For more information, email email@example.com.
John Hlavac of Mutual 12 would like to recommend a video about what people need to do to coexist with the coronavirus without contracting it themselves. The 57-minute video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YitWZj9QhdQ. Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shared the information in a March 22 Zoom call with family and friends on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Highlights of his message are:
• You don’t need to be afraid of COVID-19 and your neighbors if you follow the rules.
• Spread is happening almost exclusively from respiratory droplets from your hands to your face.
• The current medical belief is that spread can be via aerosol transmission, but only through long sustained contact with a sick person in closed spaces (15-20 minutes). This is why heath care providers on the front lines without protection are getting sick. The general pubic following the rules will not generally get sick, Dr. Price believes.
• Children up to 14 years still don’t seem to show symptoms, but people from 15-105 are, and all are experiencing varied levels of symptoms, up to being put on respirators.
• Use telemedicine. Don’t go to the hospital unless you are short of breath. If you suspect or have COVID, quarantine at home.
The Rules are:
• Know where your hands are and have been, and clean them all the time. If you keep your hands clean you won’t get COVID-19. Walk around with hand sanitizer. Use it every time you touch something when you are outside of your controlled environment and touch something.
• Don’t touch your face. Wear a mask to train yourself not to touch your face. The public does not need N95 masks to keep from getting COVID. Wear a mask to train yourself not touch your face as well as send a message to others that you are tasking this seriously.
• Maintain social distance. Set boundaries. When you go to the store, keep six feet away from people to avoid contact.
The Video Producers Club is using Zoom videoconferencing to conduct free classes for residents and to enjoy a social hour.
You are welcome to join a virtual social hour using Zoom every Saturday from 5-6 p.m. hosted by Joseph Valentinetti. For a personal invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure space in the room. Bring your own drinks.
Join iPad expert Fred Carpenter every Monday at 2 p.m. for a free online virtual meeting. Learn how to use all the features of your iPad including Zoom videoconferencing. Contact Fred Carpenter at email@example.com for more information and to reserve a virtual seat in his class
Join Joe Osuna every morning at 10, Monday-Friday, for a free one-hour session to learn Zoom with your Windows laptop or Android cellphone. There are also participants who can share their experiences with iPads and iPhones.
Contact Joe Osuna at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a virtual seat in his class or for more information.
Friends of the LW Library
Friends of the Leisure World Library volunteers will deliver a bag of books to residents upon request, according to Cynthia Arance, Friends of the Library president.
People can ask for their favorite authors or genre and volunteers will deliver them.
The Friends exist to help fund the LW Library and provide two library science scholarships to local schools.
To order a bag of books for $5, contact email@example.com or call (714) 350-7682.
Friends’ volunteers are also putting out free magazines at the bookstore for people to take.
The Sunshine Club purchased 400 face masks, with 200 earmarked for club members and 200 donated to Leisure World community as part of the April 15 free mask give-away at Clubhouse 6.
Sunshine Club President Anna Derby contacted her members via email and distributed about 120 masks between April 13 and 14. Members picked them up from her patio, no personal interaction.
But some Sunshine Club members don’t have email. Any Sunshine Club member who needs a mask can call Anna at (562) 301-5339 and she will arrange a pick-up.
Grab and Go Meals
Grab ‘n’ Go Schedule
Weekdays, 4-6 p.m.
Saturday Lunch, noon-2 p.m.
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Monday: Viking Dog Truck—Gourmet hot dogs, brats and loaded tots
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders; wings & salads, too
• Friday: Koffel’s Food Service—Special Friday menus weekly
• Saturday Lunch: Domino’s Pizza—Call ahead for special orders; wings & salads, too – noon-2 p.m.
• Saturday Dinner: Lucille’s Bar-Be-Que—Pre-order to avoid long lines
Sunday: Koffel’s Food Service – Special Sunday menus weekly
All Grab ‘n’ Go events will take place, rain or shine. If it rains, Clubhouse 6 will be open. People are asked to keep a six-foot distance and wear a mask. All vendors accept cash and cards. On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. when regular service ends. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. The schedule is subject to change.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at http://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.
LB Pops Season Tickets
Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of new members into her long-standing POPS season ticket group for 2020-2021 season. Seats are in the center loge, Section 111, and are $95 for five concerts. They can be exchanged for floor seats if you are handicapped at no extra charge. The regular season ticket is $208. Carpools will be arranged. Dancing downstairs is allowed during concerts. The schedule is
• Oct. 17: Elton John Tribute with Craig A Meyer on piano and vocals
• Dec. 19, Holiday Pops
• Feb. 20, 2021, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman’s sidekick) presents his favorite pop, R&B and jazz favorites with special guest and Motown legend, Valerie Simpson
• March 20, 2021, Hollywood Sings with vocalist Lori Zabka
• May 8, 2021, Musical Legacy of Chicago by Brass Transit.
See longbeachsymphony.org for subcriber-only benefits including flexible ticket exchanges and dining discounts for restaurants on concert and non-concert nights. Call Jeannie at (562) 284-6054 between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for more information; seats limited.
GAF Mobility Aids
The Golden Age Foundation Mobility aids program is available on a limited basis. People who need walkers or wheelchairs can call the GAF answering machine at (562) 431-9589 and leave a message. Volunteers will return calls and make appointments with residents to pick up equipment. Do not return equipment until further notice to minimize person-to-person contact. The program loans two kinds of walkers, transport chairs and wheelchairs.
LA Theatre Works
The theaters may be closed, but the show goes on at L.A. Theatre Works. The world’s leading producer of audio theater, LATW offers audiences around the globe free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen.
L.A. Theatre Works productions are aired weekly by radio stations across the U.S. and internationally. Every Friday, audiences can stream that week’s broadcast online for free, along with broadcasts from previous weeks.
Currently streaming: Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” starring James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl and Matthew Wolf; and April 25: “The Graduate,” with Matthew Rhys, Kathleen Turner, Bruce Davison and John Getz. To stream current and recently broadcast plays from the L.A. Theatre Works weekly radio series, go to https://latw.org/broadcasts#recent.
Listeners can hear additional titles by subscribing, also free, to L.A. Theatre Works podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more. Some of the titles available include “This Is Our Youth,” by Kenneth Lonergan, starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager; and “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight,” a bedroom farce by Peter Ackerman that might just be the funniest (and sexiest) play L.A. Theatre Works has ever recorded. Subscribe at https://latw.org/podcasts.
Finally, free access is always available to over 30 science-themed plays from the company’s “Relativity Series.” Titles include such award-winning plays as “Copenhagen” by Michael Frayn, starring Alfred Molina, Shannon Cochran and David Krumholtz; and “Proof” by David Auburn starring Robert Foxworth, Anne Heche, Kaitlyn Hopkins and Jeremy Sisto. Bridging science and the arts in the modern world, the plays in this series present science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention that shape and change our world. To stream plays from the Relativity Series, go to https://latw.org/relativity-series. The Relativity Series is also available as a podcast at https://latw.org/podcasts.
Family Radio Service Drills
The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. Use the following guidelines:
• Call-in time begins at 9:30-9:45 a.m.
• Use Channel 13/0.
• Be sure to wait until the radio is clear and call in stating your first name, last name initial, and mutual: example John S. Mutual 13 checking in. Remember to press the side button to speak and release when finished.
If you are not sure how to call in and would like additional instruction on use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
—Kathy Almeida, Emergency Information Council chairperson
Open Culture Online
The Internet offers virtual books, movies, classrooms, tours and more and one of the best resource clearinghouses out there is called Open Culture, found at openculture.com. For LWers with computers, tablets or smartphones, this site will offer entertainment during this isolation period. It offers audio books, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities, movies, language learning, ebooks, text books and K-12 education.
The website offers free access to:
• 1,500 online courses from the world’s leading universities—Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard
• 1,000 audio books
• 800 eBooks for iPad and Kindle
• 1,150 Movies
• coloring books from 123 Museums
• 2 million paintings, sculptures, photographs, books, and more from 20 world-class museums
• 200 textbooks written by knowledgeable scholars
• 48 languages
Senior Grocery Store Hours
Grocery Store Hours
• Gelson’s Market is open from 7-8 a.m. exclusively for seniors 65-plus. One caregiver per shopper is permitted, proof of age is required. They are well stocked.
• Pavilions opens at 7 a.m. and asks that non-seniors stay home till 9 but is not enforcing it.
• Ralph’s is open from 6-7 a.m. for seniors. Traffic is restricted to 50 people at a time.
• Sprouts does not offer senior hours but the store is generally well-stocked with produce. It is restricting quantities of certain items and bulk items are now sold pre-packaged.
• Trader Joes has senior hours from 8-9 a.m. for people 60-plus. It is limiting eggs and milk. The stores are controlling limit the number of shoppers to keep the store from getting too full.
• Costco is open from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. with senior hours from 8-9 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
On-Site Food Service
There is onsite grab-and-go food service available every evening at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. In case of rain, lines will form inside Clubhouse 6:
• Koffel’s Taco Tuesday truck, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Check menus via LW Live alerts.
• Viking Specialty Hot Dog truck, 4-6 p.m., Mondays
• Gourmet Renee provides American cuisine from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
• Domino’s Pizza, starts at 3:30 p.m., Thursdays and is now here on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. It will deliver special orders to the parking lot if you call ahead, (562) 493-2212.
• Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, April April 25. Naples Rib Company will take over on Saturdays in May.
All information is subject to change.
This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The Creative Writers meet on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room1, for poetry, fiction and non-fiction; business meeting follows.
On Poppy Day
The veterans and auxiliaries
Are making poppies again this year.
To remember the heroes we loved so dear.
They served beneath Old Glory’s wave
For the country they died to save.
The poppies are red with stems of green.
Children need to learn just what they mean.
Lovingly made by those who care,
Cherished by others ready to share.
For we remember that the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
Where loved ones sleep beside their shields
In Flanders Fields.
Now other fields hold dear ones lost
Purchased at such a terrible cost
But they will not rest if we forget
We can never repay our debt.
But we can wear poppies and say a prayer,
Thank those who make them with such care
Our gifts help those who bare the pain
We must not let them suffer in vain
LW Weekly Information
The Leisure World Weekly office is closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Staff is working on-site and remotely to produce the paper. Editors can be reached by phone and Internet.
The paper welcomes first-person accounts of navigating this time of quarantine, examples of neighbors helping neighbors, and humorous photos, jokes or stories because everyone needs a smile these days.
See page 4 of any edition for editors’ addresses or send emails to email@example.com, and submissions will be directed to the appropriate editor. People may drop hard copy into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. The deadline is Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. For more information, call (562) 472-1277.
All classified and display advertising is accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; credit or debit payments only.
Editor’s note: Duing this time the editors have invited pastors and church leaders to share notes of encouragement or devotions for the community to read in lieu of their usual service and event update articles. The articles will be attributed to the writer accordingly. Pastors and church leaders can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The deadline for the articles remains the same, each Thursday before the desired publication date at 4 p.m.
Faith Christian Assembly
There will never be a shortage of hope
by Pastor Sheri Leming
Faith Christian Assembly
In talking about our need for corporate worship, author Paul David Trip makes the following observation: “We all do it in our own way…we evaluate ourselves by looking into mirrors other than the one truly accurate mirror, the mirror of the Word of God. We list our good deeds to ourselves. We argue to ourselves and to others that what looked like sin was not sin at all. God knew that this would be our tendency. So he designed a means for us to be confronted again and again with the depths of our sin…He ordained that we gather again and again in services of corporate worship and be confronted with our true identity as both sinners and children of grace. Corporate worship is another gift of mercy from a God of glorious grace.”
Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
We keep hearing news that our country is running short on a lot of things, even the grocery shelves reveal this truth. But one of the most dangerous things some people are missing out on is hope. There is a quote from evangelist Hal Lindsey that says, “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.”
So, are you running short of hope?
Hebrews chapter 10 has a lot to say about hope. It tells us to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess. But our hope isn’t in hope. Verse 23 goes on to reveal the source of our hope…” for He who promised is faithful.”
But we aren’t to be “hoarders” of our hope. Verse 24 pinpoints this thought. It exhorts us to really think about ways we can “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
How do we do this?
This presents a bit of a challenge for us. Because we can’t meet together right now. Verse 25 commands us not to “give up meeting together,” and then it says, “as some are in the habit of doing…”
Is this your habit? I believe the habit of neglecting to meet together is more dangerous to our soul than smoking is to our lungs. But my earnest prayer for America, and for the world at large is, that after we have come through this time, we will capture the heart of this passage.
My prayer is that we will no longer take it for granted that we can attend church, but we will gain a new appreciation, and a new conviction to be obedient to what the passage is instructing us to do.
And the result?
We will encourage one another.
We will grow in the knowledge of Christ.
We will bring God glory.
Beit HaLev offers interactive livestream services for Shabbat and Jewish holidays. To attend, go to Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com (Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel). Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10.
The Torah portion to be read this week is “Tazria-M’tzorah,” a double parashah. It relates the laws of purity for both men and women; it also instructs the Israelites the procedure people must follow when the skin disease, Tzara’at, appears. Tzara’at has been misinterpreted as leprosy, but in fact it is more likely akin to psoriasis or eczema. And it is considered a spiritual disease that requires a Kohein (priest) to intervene.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the Online Synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing, or to hear a spiritual message, go to: SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah also teaches prayer book and conversational Hebrew and Cantillation (Torah chanting) for anyone who wants to learn something new. Contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or email@example.com.
Rabbi Karen Isenberg will be streaming Friday night services on April 24 on The Congregation Sholom of Leisure World Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Isenberg on Facebook for Saturday morning services at 9:30 a.m. on April 25.
Rabbi Eric Dangott posted this message regarding our current pandemic:
“I hope each of you is doing well, along with the entire Congregation Sholom community. During these crazy times, if you are aware of anybody that needs some support, please let me know and I will do my best to meet with them by phone, or video conference when available.
I hope that no one in the community feels alone. Even when we are physically isolated, may we reach out, may we feel supported by a loving spirit, and may we persevere in strength.”
Assembly of God
The month of April is nearly gone, a time when trees and flowers usually begin to bloom. However, this April has been like no other in recent memory. There is a lot of fear, uncertainty and even hopelessness in peoples’ lives. The passage from Isaiah 41:13 comes to mind, “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” This could even be translated to say that he will help us flower and bloom in the most difficult times.
This can be a time of growth and moving forward toward healthier living and raising consciousness, finding out what is truly important in our lives and then building on that. “They that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31) .
Remember that he is still sending some marvelous periods of rain for which we prayed and rain is necessary for growth and blossoming! What a marvelous promise for each of us–as we wait for the Lord’s strengthening, we can bloom with a smile (even through a face mask) and a kind word.
The ministry of Pastors Sam and Pat Pawlak during this “stay at home” order is very effective through encouragement over the phone, leaving messages at church members’ homes and the regular 10 a.m. Sunday Facebook message.
Holy Family Catholic Church
The church celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19 and this year was like never before. Our Parish, Holy Family, is encouraging everyone to join in prayer every day at 3 p.m., which is The Hour of Divine Mercy, because it is the hour that Jesus died on the cross. It is really important that we continue praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at that time, if possible. We are begging our Lord for the complete evaporation of the coronavirus from the face of the earth.
Here is the Divine Mercy 3 p.m. Prayer:
“You expired, O Jesus,
but the source of life gushed forth for souls
and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life,
unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world
and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water,
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
as a fount of mercy for us,
I trust in You.
Christ Cathedral livestreams Mass at Facebook.com/ChristCathedralCA in English at 9:45 a.m., Spanish at 11:30 a.m. and Vietnamese at 1:15 p.m. Christ Cathedral also livestreams daily Mass in English at 6:30 a.m. and Vietnamese 5:30 p.m.
by Pastor Rolland Coburn
Jesus and his followers met at various times and places for forty days after his resurrection. What did he tell them during these times together? The Bible is clear that he opened their understanding about the kingdom of God (Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:3-8).
Jesus revealed to them how his death and resurrection fulfilled Scripture, “He said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you. Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.’”
Jesus showed them what the salvation he achieved on the cross meant. “He told them, This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Jesus explained that, by the Holy Spirit’s power, they would testify everywhere about salvation. “You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city [Jerusalem] until you have been clothed with power from on high. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
His followers had questions for him, especially about his coming kingdom glory. “Then they gathered around him and asked him, Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
Jesus’ answer is direct. “He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Today the Christian church is found all over the globe. Those who believed the Gospel message recorded in the New Testament of Christ’s apostles have continued to carry on their Lord’s mission. He promised, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matthew 16:18). That commission is still ours today, to share the Good News, to share the peace and joy. Jesus called it making disciples of all nations, “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
First Christian Church
Jesus provides us peace in all times
by Pastor Bruce Humes
First Christian Church
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;” (John 14:27a) The apostle John wrote these words which were spoken by Jesus in the upper room on the night he was betrayed. The world at this time was at anything but peaceful. Most of the known world was ruled by the Roman Empire and it was not a peaceful environment for most people. Sounds a lot like today, hardly a time of peace and comfort. Wars, rumors of wars, tornados, earthquakes, threats of terror, and currently a pandemic that has changed the daily normalities of mankind around the world.
John continues in verse 14:27b, “not as the world gives, do I give to you.” Daily we see updates from governments, federal, state and local, medical field experts, and a constant barrage of expert analysts on what to do to protect ourselves from this unseen virus COVID-19. Jesus is telling us that the peace he gives transcends any type of peace the world can give.
We should appreciate and thank all those who are working feverishly to get us through this current pandemic. I do have a sense of peace and comfort knowing that there are so many who have dedicated themselves to keeping us safe and protected. But this is the worldly peace that Jesus mentions. His peace is an inward, spiritual, and eternal peace that comes from knowing that no matter what we go through, here and now is only temporary. He finishes the verse saying,” Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Encouraging words for the born again Christian.
In chapter 16, verse 33, John wrote these words of Jesus, “These things I have spoken to you, that you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; (hard times, sickness, pandemics, etc.) but be of good cheer, I (Jesus) have overcome the world.” Christians around the world just celebrated the resurrection of Christ, which is the overcoming of the world. This is a comforting peace that lasts an eternity.
If you wish to speak to someone at the church or if you have a need, call the church office at (562) 431-8810. Leave a recorded message and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Redeemer Lutheran & St.Theodore
All of our time belongs to God
by Rev. Lisa Rotchford
Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore
“Time is of the essence” is a familiar saying. If you listen to everyone chatting at a social distance these days, the essence of those conversations revolve around time–when we will be able to resume daily life as we once knew it? No one except God knows.
I learned a great deal about time when conducting mission trips with the Paiute Native American community in Pyramid Lake, Nevada, in the 90s. While talking with some of the church elders, I learned that many Native American languages have no word for time as English does. Why? Because everything is in God’s time. God created time and sets the parameters of the passing of moments. All of our time belongs to God.
Humans are the ones who mark time by clocks and calendars. But God makes time, gives us time, asks us to spend time with our creator and our redeemer. While time is addressed in many places in our holy Scriptures, it is in the books of Proverbs and Psalms that reminds us how to view time in these trying times.
As we as humans like to plan and right now we are being challenged how we plan our time, Proverbs 16:9 reminds us, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
We also are reminded that even when we may make plans for tomorrow we need to be flexible “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring” (Proverbs 27:1).
But the Book of Psalms are perhaps best to remind us we are in God’s hands, “Our times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15) and to “teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
So to be wise: stay safe, stay at a safe distance and stay close with God. Because God is with us every moment, we can thank God for all the moments of time in our life, even when we are hunkered down and not counting time as we once did.
Spend time enjoying and embracing all past, present and future memories and moments, knowing we live forever in God’s time.
The empty building means nothing The empty tomb means everything
by Rev. Johan Dodge
We continue to find ourselves in strange times as we move through the season of Easter — yes, the shelves have been stripped clean of discount Easter candy, but that doesn’t mean that Easter is over — in fact, Easter is far from — over, we have six more weeks of Easter and we likely have at least six more weeks of spatial distancing as well. So what can we learn about how to live into this strange time from the risen Jesus?
I will be exploring that question in my Sunday messages throughout the season of Easter and into Pentecost — if it comes to that. You can find our online worship on Facebook at community church leisure world. We worship live on Facebook on Sundays starting at 9:50 a.m. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, you can still call in to our phone system and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening — it takes me a minute to edit and post the audio.
As always, our mission is still active and if you are in need without another way to address that need, you may call the church office to leave me a message (562) 431-2503.
Community page 10-11
Donald Van Cook celebrates 88 years
Donald Van Cook was born in Mount Vernon, New York. His parents were Mabel and Walter Van Cook. He spent most of his childhood days in Mount Vernon until graduation from high school. After his graduation, he decided to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania, where he finished his associate’s degree before he was drafted to the Navy.
In the Navy, he was assigned as a radar operator for four years. In 1958, he quit the Navy and moved to California and worked with a finance and collection agency until his retirement in 1997.
Asked if he was ever married, his answer was, “Remember what the Navy says, ‘there’s a woman on every shore.’” He is a resident in Mutual 5 and he enjoys the friendliness of the community since 1998.
Club president says to stay safe and vigilant
The LW Republican Club held its first ever “virtual” meeting on April 5.
The meeting began as usual with the flag salute and a prayer.
The prayer was given by the club’s president.
During the meeting, it was stressed that LW residents can take pride that there has not been a single reported case of the novel coronavirus.
“We should take precautions to avoid being infected or spreading the virus,” the club’s president said. “We need to use common sense on how we conduct ourselves during this crisis and follow the guidelines provided by the Federal government.”
An April 2 article in the Washington Times by Valerie Richardson regarding the effectiveness of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was quoted during the meeting.
The article said that the survey of 6,227 physicians in 30 countries was conducted by Sermo, a global health care polling company. The drug is still being studied closely for its affectiveness.
Help make masks
There are a number of residents whose mission is to provide complimentary face masks for all shareholders.
Donations needed in order to continue the groups needs are sewers, fabric cutters, 100 percent cotton fabric, elastic, thread, and monetary donations to purchase essentials.
Non-sewers can cut fabric and or put together face mask kits.
A couple of machines are available; inquire if needed.
Contact Diana Harrison at (714) 497-6642 for more information.
Where we live club
Get on the email list to attend the club’s next virtual meeting
The Where We Live Club wants to discuss how to make a simple mask at home without a sewing machine and the differences in the many types of masks. Club members have some ideas, but anyone can share their own ideas at the next virtual meeting.
The second topic the club will discuss is making sure its eldest neighbors are getting sufficient food and not endangering themselves.
At the last regular meeting, the Where We Live Club had Anne Walshe lead an interesting discussion about doing a study on merging the mutuals. The club wants to follow up on that topic during the virtual meeting.
People can bring up any other topics that they think are appropriate and important for how residents can live in this place “where we live.”
The easiest way to attend the next meeting is to click on the link that will be sent out to everyone on the Where We Live Club’s email list. If you are not on the mailing list, you can get on it by sending an email with your name and request to join at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Alamitos Recreation Department
New activities available weekly through the virtual community center
The doors might be closed, but the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department continues to provide content for the community through its Virtual Community Center.
One of the previous activities that people can do to connect with grandchildren virtually is the “At Home Scavenger Hunt” that the Los Alamitos Recreation Department created. The scavenger hunt is made up of things that can be found in someone’s house and are easy to find. The scavenger hunt can be done with with a partner who is already living with you or with family and friends over a video chatting program such as FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom.
Other previous activities included a live question and answer session with Peter Rabbit, where Peter Rabbit answered questions submitted by the community, played a few games, and taught a dance for children to learn. The Virtual Community Center also featured other videos such as a Lego building tutorial, basic golf tips and a 60 second interview segment.
New content is uploaded weekly and is able to be viewed by following the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.
Visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org for more information and to view the weekly schedule of content.
– The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services
In an effort to help residents instill a creative routine during Stay At Home Orders, here are seven daily writing prompts to help you get started”
How would you update or expand your favorite childhood book?
Has COVID-19 expanded your views on or about your community? How
The past few weeks have been momentous in it’s changes to everyday life. Set aside some time to take inventory. What things have you surrendered? What things have come to you? What changes or movements have you witnessed in yourself?
If you have celebrated a birthday, anniversary, or religious holiday during the Stay At Home Orders, what was it like? Besides the obvious, what were some things that were different compared to previous years? What emotions come up in you as you compare your experiences with that annual celebration in the years prior to COVID-19? Was there anything that happened that you would want to incorporate the next year?
Think of a time when you went through a hard season in life and write a letter to yourself about the wisdom and experience you gained after the season was over. Then write a letter from your future self with encouragement on how to press through this time of social isolation.
Think about a certain poem or text from a book that deeply influenced you in the past. Consider why you needed those words at that particular moment in your life and write in narrative form about that time. If you are struggling to begin the scene, start with the moment you first encountered those deep words, and go from there.
Call on a friend, neighbor, or family member and co-write a story together. Write a sentence, paragraph or page and then send it off to your partner to pick up. Continue writing until you both feel like you are at a comfortable place to end. Then, on your own, write about the experience. Did the story end the way you thought or hoped it would at the beginning? How did it feel to give up some creative control?
Find more free and daily writing prompts from the New York Times at www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-writing-prompts
How to stay well mentally and emotionally during self-isolation
The Mental Health Foundation has published tips on how to stay safe while remaining mentally and emotionally healthy. Below are general tips to help you and your neighbors and friends take care of each other while remaining at a safe distance. This article has been edited to provide specific, up-to-date information for Leisure World Residents.
There has not been an experience like the current coronavirus outbreak in most of our lifetimes and not since the Second World War have there been such restrictions on public movements.
So, it is not surprising that we are all feeling a bit scared. This is perfectly understandable, but it is still really important to look after your mental health if you are over 55 and living alone.
Things you can do to keep safe at this difficult time:
Keep useful contact numbers in an obvious place: family, friends, neighbors, plumber and security (LW Residents can call 594-4754).
Think about who can help you over this period. This may be friends and family but also local and national organizations. The Recreation Department has a volunteer program that matches residents to a volunteer who will get and deliver groceries for them see page 3 For more details.
Remember that it will take longer for your pharmacist to deliver supplies and the same for online grocery deliveries, so try and plan ahead. CVS offers 1-2 day prescription delivery.
Stay in touch
Phone, landline, mobile, smartphone, computer, Internet are potential sources of support and ways to get information about what’s available.
Think about writing a note to neighbors asking if they can help or if they can recommend someone or a service who can. If you have a neighbor’s phone number give them a call, you might not need anything now, but you may in the future.
Little things to help if you are spending a great deal or all of your time by yourself:
A routine is helpful for giving your day a sense of order and making you feel more in control.
Listen to music that you like and helps you remember different parts of your life.
Watch more films on TV or listen to the radio.
Limit your intake of daily news about the virus as too much coverage can be scary and make you stressed.
Tidying something or doing outstanding chores can feel like a major achievement and boost morale.
Keep movement in your day through some light exercise
Stay in touch with other people. This might be planning times over a week when you will call friends and family.
Be careful to stay safe
This crisis brings the best and worst out in people.
People may not always be who they claim in person or online. See page 4 for scams that have been popping up recently
Always check for identification.
If something feels wrong don’t engage with it. Don’t let someone into your home who has no identification. Don’t reply to an email that’s asking you for personal information about you or your finances. Don’t give out your bank details to anyone in person or online.
You and your community
Giving support to others is good for your mental health
Do reach out safely to neighbours who may be isolated.
You might want to leave a note on a neighbor’s door, explaining clearly who you are, where you live, and how to contact you in case of an emergency. Remember to maintain social distancing practices when leaving the note at their door.
Phone – WhatsApp groups, NextDoor and email are good ways to build connections and communicate safely about what help people might need and how best to arrange this.
– The Mental Health Foundation
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, April 23
4 pm Drone Club/Quilting Bees
4:20 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity
5 pm Velvetones Concert
6 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
7 pm Life and Times:
8 pm On Q—8bit Jazz Heroes
9 pm Americana Awards
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, April 24
4 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:10 pm Velvetones Concert
5 pm FALW Valentine’s Day
6 pm Mystery at the Theater
6:32 pm Sea Inside
7 pm Seal Beach City Limits
8 pm Life and Times-Virginia Haley
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, April 25
4 pm Drone Club/Quilting Bees
4:20 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity
5 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
6 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
7 pm Ocean Perspectives
8 pm LAUSD
10 pm Cerritos Center-Matt Mauser
Sunday, April 26
4 pm April 20 SB Planning
Committee meeting replay
4:30 pm Spl.SBCC meeting replay**
5 pm McGaugh 1st grade concert
6:30 pm McGaugh Go West!
7:30 pm Life and Times-Virgnia Haley
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
Riders in the Sky
10:15 pm Americana Awards
Monday, April 27
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:32 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
5 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm Ocean Perspectives
7 pm SB City Council meeting–
9 pm Cerritos Center-
In the Mood
11:10 pm Vintage Vehicles
Tuesday, April 28
4 pm Harmonizing Humanity
4:30 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder
4:39 pm National Parks/Drone Club
5 pm FALW Valentine’s Day
6 pm Simbang Gabi
7 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
8 pm Cerritos Center-Matt Hauser
10 pm Cerritos Center-
In the Mood
Wednesday, April 294 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:32 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
5:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm Drone Club/National Parks
6:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm On Q-8bit Jazz Heroes
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits-
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
*All programming is subject to change.
**Time approximate based on prior program length
2020 Honor Banners are still available to purchase
The Golden Rain Foundation and the Recreation Department are offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale again, but only a few spaces remain.
The banners will be posted throughout the community on trust streets and the newly purchase ones will fly along the golf course.
Those interested may honor current or former GRF members in good standing. The name used will be the full legal name, used on the stock certificate of Golden Rain Foundation or deed, in the case of Mutual 17. GRF membership will be verified by the Stock Transfer and Recreation Office.
The banner will also include the veteran’s mutual number and the military branch under which they served. The cost is $150 and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while the limited supply lasts.
The banners will be displayed for Memorial Day. If you have previously purchased a banner you can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed, subject to space available. All sales are final, and no refunds will be given. For more information call (562) 431-6586 x324, or send an email to email@example.com.
Andrew Brender 62
Maria Hall 83
Vincent Piazza 101
June Weaver 84
Terry Harvey 68
Victor Rangel 44
Leticia Farys 87
James Robley 91
Nathaniel Joseph 28
Ryan Hagar 34
Nancy Merrill 80
Harold Honeycutt 45
Sabina Enriguez-Pena 92
Antonio Almeida 41
Isela Casillas 64
Ralph Phillipp 75
Ruth Ranslow 93
Families assisted by
LW Resident 562-421-5811
Business License #WEL0015
Soaps, lotions, scrubs,
delivered directly. 4/23
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 06/17/20
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
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. 05/14
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
LW DECOR INC.
New triple pane windows,
laminate flooring, carpet patio
tile/carpet. Painting ceilings
made smooth, ceiling lights.
refaced kitchen cabinets,
refaced granite quartz countertops.
Lic. #723262. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764 05/07
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
TONY DO MAINTENANCE
Reasonable price. Excellent work.
(714) 534-1824. 4/23
We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and/or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER
serving L.W. since 1999.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License #699080. 04/30
Bel-Rich Painting – Free
estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs, colored walls. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 06/04
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 05/14
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
Cown moulding installed.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
LW Decor Inc.
Laminate, Vinyl, Plank, Patio tile and Patio carpet.
40 years in Leisure World.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning
We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisure World…
Would you like yours cleaned too?
Call Tito 562 658 9841. 05/07
State Contractors Lic. #578194.
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
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 weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
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.
Just Like Your Daughter
errands, scheduling and
transportation for medical
patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization,
paperwork, bill pay
All with compassion
Just Like Your Daughter
Call Janice, 714-313-4450
SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded 04/23
Christian caring mature woman offering assistance with housekeeping, yard/plant watering,
cooking, etc. Great references within
Leisure World. Lives minutes away.
Years of experience within Leisure
World. $15/per hour. Also offering detail house cleaning flat rate $75 per unit.
(805) 703-8641. 04/23
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 06/11
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. 05/07
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 6/10/20
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. 05/14
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 05/07
PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 30 years experience, 15 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 04/23
Get the beautiful hair without leaving your home. Call hair designer Gabriel 562-708-3170 to have a happy hair day. 20 years styling hair. $40 for blow out and cut.
License # B50551. 04/30
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 06/25
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly
or monthly. Excellent referrals in
Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.04/23
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 05/07
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 04/23
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 05/28
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 06/25
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
ANY KIND OF CAR
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.
Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services. 714-292-9124. 05/14
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs WANTED
Wanted Club Car electric cart. Knee replacement post-op ice machine system. (562) 296-8513. 04/23
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 04/30
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 4 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 04/23
Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 05/14
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 07/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/25
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE
For Sale – Troy tricycle in excellent condition for $125. (562) 296-5245. 04/23
All sizes of pads for the bed or your pet, adult pullups & diapers with tabs, four swivel bar stools, two end tables, small lamp, new shoes size 9, two cedar chests $125 each. Call (562) 843-6963.