LWW Trans/VIES 12-24-20

Christmas Trivia

Once the Christmas dinner is cleared away and the massive array of desserts has been put out, have fun with these holiday trivia questions to test your knowledge of the most wonderful time of the year:

1  Xmas

When was the term “Xmas” coined?

Answer: While you might think the shortened version of “Christmas” is a modern creation, it actually harkens back all the way to the mid-1500s and the Greek letter X, which is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ: ???????.

2  ‘Jingle Bells’

  True or false: “Jingle Bells” was always intended to be a Christmas song.

Answer: False. The now-classic holiday tune was written in the mid-19th century by James Pierpont, who was experiencing a bout of homesickness while living in Savannah, Georgia. Though debated, some believe it was actually written for the Thanksgiving program at his father’s church.

3  Christmas was once illegal.

Was Christmas ever outlawed in America?

Answer: Yes. From 1659-1681, the Puritans did not allow Christmas to be celebrated, going so far as to officially outlaw celebrating the date. Christmas wasn’t designated a national holiday until almost two centuries later, in 1870.

4  Eggnog

True or false: George Washington loved eggnog.

Answer: True. The Founding Father supposedly even had his own boozy recipe with the instruction, “Taste frequently.”  Do a quick Google search and you’ll find a bevy of  recipes attributed to the nation’s first president, all of them heavy on the alcohol.  Dec. 24 is National Eggnog Day.

5   The Colors

What two things made red and green popular Christmas colors?

Answer: Holly and Coca-Cola. While the tradition of red and green holly dates back to Roman winter solstice celebrations, the Coca-Cola company also played a role. The soda makers popularized the plump and jolly red-suit-wearing Santa in an ad in 1931, according to Arielle Eckstut, the co-author of “Secret Language of Color.”

6  Christmas Meal

Do more Americans eat ham or turkey as their main course on Christmas?

Answer: Both. Americans eat roughly the same amount of each (in total pounds consumed) during the holidays, according to Time magazine.

Holly and Jolly—Even at Home

T his holiday season, like the rest of 2020, feels different. Despite not going over the river and through the woods this year, Leisure Worlders still had a whole lot of fun in the same place they’ve been for the last three seasons—mostly at home. Christmas-time is usually a hustle bustle of making merry, baking cookies and collecting a busload of toys for tots. This year was different, but some traditions remain, and new ways to send cheer have been forged.

On this special eve, the LW Weekly has compiled a series of snapshots into a singular holiday season.

Toys for Tots

The annual Toys for Tots drive is one of Leisure World’s fondest traditions. Residents typically donate about 5,000 toys, enough to stuff a Minibus.

This year, Toys for Tots boxes could be seen at every gate and the Administration complex, and on Dec. 10, Marines showed up in a van to move the mountain of toys collected even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Toys are usually warehoused at the Naval Weapons Station pending transport to Santa Ana for distribution throughout the county.

Marines move the toys from trucks and buses that come from all over the region to a warehouse on base. It can take a dozen Marines several hours hours to move thousands of Barbies, Spotty the Dalmatian Squeakee Balloon Dogs, Elsas, Woodys, Play-Doh, Zing Air GoGo Birds, Power Treads and other toys.  

When it’s all over, scores of  boxes with neatly sorted toys are stacked in an overflowing warehouse. 

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots representatives send a giant “thank you” to Leisure World shareholders, who have kept a tradition of lavish giving alive for more than 50 years.

Calendars for Veterans

Every year, Garnet Vydona of Mutual 5 collects calendars to give to veterans at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach. Usually, the News Office is the collection point, but this year, it was closed, like all other GRF facilities, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. So she got creative, made a sign that said “Calendars for Veterans” and stuck it in front of her home near a shopping bag to collect donations. 

In two weeks, Leisure World residents deposited more than 250 calendars that Garnet will take to the VA in time for Christmas. 

“People dropped off calendars, crossword puzzles and other miscellaneous items that I know the veterans will like,” she said. This season has been all about finding new ways to shine, and Garnet’s new way will bring cheer to lots of hospitalized vets.   

GRF Holiday Caravan 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people from holiday parties and dinners, it did not stop festively attired GRF staffers from sending greetings to a caravan of GRF and Mutual directors. On Dec. 18, GRF employees—many wearing Santa hats and all of them masked and at a distance—gathered in pre-arranged outside locations to convey holiday greetings and appreciation for another year of service. 

The fun started at Clubhouse 3 with 16 stops to finish at the Administration Building. 

 There were some surprises along the way and Santa and his elves were waiting at the end of the road with a treat for everyone.

 Decorated Light Poles

Mutual 14 resident Donna Melody, president of the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Club, reports that the club decorated more than 150 light poles this year. “This has become an annual tradition that takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving,” she said. “Our group buys all of the decorations, and our neighbors are very generous in donating to help defray the cost.  

“I think it was especially important to do this outreach this year as it brightens up Mutual 14 and Del Monte Road near the gate.”

The poles are each uniquely decorated. Some have snowflakes. Some have stars. Others have wreaths and penguins, but all of them bring light into the holiday season. 

Sweet Traditions 

Susan Hopewell, Mutual 6

One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions involved four candleholder angels. Each angel represented a letter and when displayed correctly, they spell NOEL. My mother treasured these angels. My brothers and I would sneakily rearrange the letters to spell anything but NOEL. Our favorite was LEON. 

This was an ongoing game we played throughout the holiday season every year. When our mom was not looking, one of us would rearrange the letters. When we were not looking, she would arrange them back to NOEL. 

This tradition was handed down to her grandchildren, and then to her great- grandchildren. LEON made its way into our holidays in other ways. One year, my brothers and nephew made a holiday garden sign for Mom and, of course, it said LEON. This past November, I received a birthday present from my younger brother and his wife. It was a Christmas face mask that had LEON embroidered on it. 

Last year, I gave these priceless angels to my great-niece, Lacy. Today, the angel tradition continues with a fourth generation.  Lacy has a 14-month-old son, Dallas. I am proud to say Dallas is learning to spell LEON this year. Somewhere in heaven Mom is laughing.

Joanna Matos, Mutual 2

My Christmas traditions moved 2,000 and 3,000 miles away when my children had important jobs waiting for them in other states. Two meaningful traditions remain in my/their lives, whether near or far. We attend our given Christmas Eve church service to herald the coming of our Savior’s birth, and on Christmas morning, before opening any gifts, we light a candle and sing “Happy Birthday to Jesus.” My new motto to my kids is “Jesus is the one light that never burns out.”

Bev Bender, Mutual 17

Laughter is the sweet tradition of the ages. A meditation book from Overeaters Anonymous has this from Matthew Green, called “Laugh and Be Well.” “We will never know how many people have been cured of both major illness and minor indisposition through laughter. If prescriptions for laughter could be written—and filled—there would undoubtedly be a sharp rise in the health and wellbeing of the population.” 

The meditation continues with “The best OA meetings are those in which there is the most laughter. To those irrespressible souls who find humor in their experience—and share it with us—we owe a large debt of thanks.”

True enough: Blessings to the comedians and humorists in our midst. They know how to dance in the rain.  

Fred Wind,  Mutual 12

A Letter Perfect Christmas: H equals Henry; L equals Linda; R for Rylee; R equals Ray; another R equals Raneen; A for Alyssa; B for Blake, and A for Ava. M is for Maria. J is for Joel; R for Reuben;  B for Bradley; E for Elijah. S stands for Sarah; L for Lucas; W for Wilma; F for Fred.

Chocolate letters: In November, shop at the Holland-American Market on Belmont Street in Bellflower.  

“Are the chocolate letters in yet?”

“Yes, we just shelved them. Look in the back.”

A Christmas tradition—all the kids and grandkids get the initial of their first name. We shop early while all the letters are still in good supply. The J’s, for instance, disappear fast. There are a lot of Johns and Jacks and Joes and Jills and Jessicas around.

We’ve gotten to know everyone’s preference for milk or dark chocolate. And there are two sizes, large and small. Everyone’s preference is large.

We wrap the individually-boxed letters and place them under the tree. Five years ago, we made a mistake. We forgot to identify each package as we wrapped them. Seventeen identically wrapped presents, same size, same wrapping paper.  That year, with a lot of laughter and good-natured ribbing, we all got the wrong letter.  

The J’s invariably claim to feel cheated because it seems M’s and W’s have more chocolate. It is pointed out to them that the boxes say they are all equal by weight.

The chocolate is eaten in a way commensurate with the eater’s personality. The aggressive ones tend to immediately break off chunks of their letters and devour them. The reflective ones nibble. They tend to be more imaginative. An R will be nibbled to a P, which further will be slowly diminished to an I. In a way, that person gets to eat three letters.

There is something sweet about traditions. Heartwarming. All the kids know what’s coming. It is not a secret. But they all look forward to the chocolate letters. It is the wonder of predictability in an increasingly rapidly changing world. And what else has never changed? Our love for each other. Merry Christmas!

Ethel Carter, Mutual 2

From the time I was old enough to understand the meaning of the words “Christmas” and “gift” (in the late 1940s), I remember on Christmas mornings, members of my family would compete with each other in trying to be the first to say, “Christmas gift!” My mother and dad and my older sister and brother would then all laugh and congratulate the “winner.” 

Since my family did this every Christmas through the years, I decided to look up the phrase, “Christmas Gift” in Wikipedia.  It said, “The tradition of saying ‘Christmas Gift’ can be traced back as early as 1844 in the southern United States.” It further said that it was commonly used among poor Anglo farming families in rural areas, when people would wake on Christmas morning and rush to say “Christmas Gift” before anyone else. (This “gift” was usually not really expected.) In my own family, my maternal grandparents were both born in the 1890s to parents who were farmers in the southern state of Arkansas. My grandparents passed this tradition on to their descendants, and now, in December 2020, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, I’ll be expecting someone in my family to call and say, “Christmas Gift, Ethel”—unless I beat them to it.  Ha!

Margaret Humes, Mutual 15

Our family loves traditions, everything from certain holiday foods, church attendance, secret Santa gifts and opening one gift on Christmas Eve, which was always pj’s. 

Some of the traditions were tweaked when I had children of my own. We still make dessert crepes, which consists of chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pudding, and egg rolls for New Year’s. 

Another special treat is getting to create a custom box of See’s chocolates, all hand picked! 

Our most important tradition is making the time to reflect on the birth of the Christ child, why he came and the difference he makes in our lives. Especially during these uncertain, crazy times when we need that quiet, holy, reflective pause. We read the Christmas story on Christmas Eve found in  Luke, Chapters 1 and 2. We enjoy singing Christmas carols and we join the angels and say, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Then we eat, eat and eat some more. Merry Christmas! One and all! 

GRF closed for holiday

In observance of Christmas, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Friday, Dec. 25. For Minibus information, see page 4. The Leisure World Maintenance Dept. will be on call for emergencies at 594-4754.

Minibus Holiday Service

The Minibus schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, will be the same as the current weekend schedule.

Minibus service will be available from 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. but will operate only as an “on call” service. Passengers who need a ride must call for a pick up when they are ready at (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.

The Access wheelchair bus will be available by appointment only from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Appointments for the Access bus can be made beginning three days prior to the holiday by calling (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. This service is only available for passengers who have mobility challenges. For more information, contact Grant Winford at 431-6585, ext. 372.

Perspectives

What to look for in a caregiver

by Cindy Tostado, LCSW

GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison

At some point in one’s life, it may become necessary to hire a caregiver to assist you with the simple things usually taken for granted. Home care typically includes a non-medical companion who provides such assistance.  Services may include but are not limited to:

• Companionship and socialization

• Personal grooming: bathing, dressing, incontinence care

• Light housekeeping such as: changing bed linens, laundry, dusting and vacuuming

• Meal preparation, including grocery shopping

• Accompaniment to medical appointments and other errands

• Medication management/reminders

Getting Ready to Hire Assistance:

In the home care environment, understanding the differences between hiring an independent contractor vs. an employee of a certified company or employer model is an important first step.  

An independent contractor’s advertised rates may be lower; however, you the (employer) are responsible for keeping track of payments, work hours, sick days and overtime. You are responsible for withholding taxes, SSI and worker’s compensation. You are responsible for medical bills and disability compensation if there is a work-related injury. You are responsible for managing schedule changes, discipline, hiring and firing. You are responsible for screening, checking criminal records and validating references prior to hiring. Lastly, you are responsible for unemployment compensation.

American Board of Home Care states, “Most people don’t understand that by having an independent contractor working for them in their home, they are putting themselves at risk and assuming increased liability.” ABHC was established to educate seniors and their families so they can make informed decisions when choosing a caregiver and avoid unnecessary risk and liability.

The employer model’s rates are higher than an independent contractor, but you are not responsible or assume liability for the risks mentioned above. By arranging home care through a select company who will serve as the legal employer of the caregiver and thereby carries the associated legal and financial responsibilities, you are avoiding liability and safeguarding your family’s assets.

Suggestions for Success when Hiring Care:

• Identify what types of assistance you may need. Clearly state your needs and expectation, be open to suggestions, and remember you can always scale back the care if you do not find it helpful.

• Ask whether the caregiver has experience and references, and if through an agency, can you interview him or her?  What are the charges per hour; is there a minimum number of hours; and what services are included in the charges?

• If the caregiver is sick for the day, what is the agency’s policy on arranging substitute care?

• What happens if the caregiver gets injured in your home?

• Can you reach the agency after business hours or on weekends?

• Ask yourself if you are comfortable with this person in your home?

• Can I understand the caregiver clearly; does the caregiver understand me?

Additional Suggestions when Hiring Care:

• Do not do this alone; enlist trustworthy family members or friends who you can rely upon to be your second set of eyes and ears when getting ready to hire assistance.

• After care is in place, ask your trustworthy family members or friends to check in with you on a regular basis to make sure everything is going well.

• Put away your valuables and personal information such as banking records, social security numbers, etc.

• If you do not have a trusted individual you can rely upon, reach out for recommendations on a professional fiduciary.

• Most important, remember that you are in charge and in control of your care.

Paying for Care:

• Companion care is not covered under medical insurance, i.e., Medicare and Senior HMO’s do not cover companion care. Companion care services can be paid directly by the patient and his/her family members or through a variety of public and private sources. Sources for Home Care Services can include Medicare, Medi-Cal, the Veteran’s Administration, and private insurance. Understanding that each has its own limitations and eligibility guidelines.

In Leisure World:

• It is Mutual Policy (7557) to register your caregiver to your unit and renew that registration every six months (December and June).

• Review your Mutual’s policy on Caregivers for more specifics.

For further information, contact the American Board of Home Care at http://www.americanboardofhomecare.org or (877) 436-5259; Professional Fiduciaries Bureau at https://www.fiduciary.ca.gov or (916) 574-7340.

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the managing editor. 

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly.  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. 

 Priority goes to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Credits and Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW Weekly or Golden Rain Foundation.

Carolyn Olson of Mutual 2 sends kudos to the UPS store across from Target for exceptional service and convenience. It ships regular post office as well as UPS. It also sells various sizes of unmarked boxes and also can package and ship items. It is great.

Government

GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff, with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required.

Mon., Jan. 4 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 6 Physical Property Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 11 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 11 GRF Board Special Session

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 13 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 14 Communications/IT Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 15 Finance Committee

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 19 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 26 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Mon., Feb. 1 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 3 Governing Document Committee

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wed., Feb. 3 Physical Property Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 4 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 5 GRF Board Executive Session

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Renew your license online

Drivers older than 70 whose California license expired after March 1 no longer have to go in person to the DMV to renew it, even if they received a letter saying to do so.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered that older Californians be allowed to renew driver’s licenses remotely to protect them from being infected with COVID-19.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how:

• For any task related to the DMV, visit it online at www.dmv.ca.gov. At the top of the page, there is an option for translation if anyone needs to change the language.

• In a pink box on the homepage, the first option is for people over 70 to renew their licenses or identification cards; that’s the link to click.

• For people who don’t yet have an account on the DMV site, they will be directed to create one. At the end, the site asks people to pay a renewal fee, which can be paid with a credit or debit card or electronic check.

On this same page, on the left side, there are four blue buttons. Pressing the second one leads to a page where people would open their accounts; anyone who doesn’t have one should click “register an account” under “login.” There, people will enter an email address, license or ID number, cellphone number that can receive texts, date of birth, and the last four numbers of their Social Security number. A code will be sent to the phone and/or email to confirm the account; people will need to enter a password. 

They will then be able to enter their DMV account online and carry out procedures.

Carport Cleaning Schedule 2020

The remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2020 is as follows:

Christmas Day,
Friday, Dec. 25

Mutual 14, Carports 150-157; Mutual 15, Carports 1-2, will be cleaned Thursday, Dec. 31. 

LW Community Guide 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production of the LW Community Guide in 2020. If there are any changes to your information for the White Pages from 2019, or if you weren’t included in 2019 but want to be in 2021, contact pattym@lwsb.com with your name and address and/or phone number. 

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. 

Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.

Connecting with LW Weekly

The Leisure World Weekly office is closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Editors can be reached by phone and email. See page 4 of any edition for editors’ addresses or send emails to rutho_news@lwsb.com. 

People may drop articles and classified ads into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. 

The editorial deadline is Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. All classified and display advertising will be accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; deadline is Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change). 

Mon., Dec. 28 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 5 Mutual 16

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 5 Mutual 17

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 8 Mutual 3

virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 11 Mutual 9

virtual 9 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 13 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 14 Mutual 12

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 19 Mutual 15

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 19 Mutual 14

virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 20 Mutual 5

virtual 9 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 20 Mutual 7

virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 21 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 21 Mutual 11

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 22 Mutual 6

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 25 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 27 Mutual 10

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 28 Mutual 1

virtual 9 a.m.

Health & Fitness

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 24-25: Closed—no delivery.

Monday, Dec. 28: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, au gratin potatoes, and creamed spinach; Waldorf salad; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, Dec. 29: Tuna noodle casserole, Brussels sprouts and seasoned carrots; sugar cookies; Caesar chicken entrée salad, with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Dec. 30: Lemon-pepper chicken breast, brown and wild rice, and green bean almondine; mandarin oranges; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Drive-Through COVID Testing

The Orange County Health Care Agency offers free COVID-19 tests at two super sites: the Orange County Fairgrounds and the Anaheim Convention Center. The PCR tests are free, but appointments are required via https://360clinic.fulgentgenetics.com/. People will need to wear a mask and bring ID and confirmation of the appointment (printed out or via smartphone). Attendees may arrive up to 15 minutes prior or after, but after this window, they must reschedule. At the appointment, expect to complete a brief medical assessment prior; the test itself involves self-swabbing the inside of the nose. Results are emailed up to three days later. 

For more details, visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/supersite. 

Should you get the COVID vaccine?

By CJ Blomquist

OptumCare

With the news of the COVID vaccines rolling out, there’s a lot of excitement—and some hesitation. There are a lot of questions swirling around about these vaccines. Here are some you may be asking.

Should I get one? In several trials, the vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have been shown to effectively protect against COVID-19. This is an exciting development as the pandemic continues. 

Can I get one today? Vaccines are limited, and they are being delivered to healthcare workers right now. Most people won’t be able to get one for some time. As more vaccines become available, you’ll hear about when you can get one. 

Will the vaccine give me COVID? The vaccines that are currently available don’t use the live virus, so you won’t get COVID from it. 

I already had COVID. Should I get vaccinated? When someone has a virus such as COVID, they develop something called natural immunity. But we don’t know how long this natural immunity lasts. For some viruses, it can last a long time, but for others, the immunity can be short-lived. It’s important to check with your primary care doctor if you aren’t sure.

What should I do in the meantime? Be vigilant in being safe. Keep washing your hands, wearing your mask over your nose and mouth, and practicing social distance guidelines. It isn’t time to let your guard down. 

As more information comes out, it will be shared with you in LW Weekly.

OLLI Winter Session 2021

Leisure World resident Holly Weber will teach “Healthy Not High.” The six-week course will be offered via Zoom for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Wednesdays,10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 6, 2021. Using the solid research of Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D.; Bonni Goldstein, M.D.; and many others, the class will highlight details of cannabis history. It will address marijuana research throughout the world and demystify the many “dangers” of using the plant, as well as cover when cannabis should not be used and possible medication reactions with it. Dr. Bonni Goldstein’s book “Cannabis Revealed” will be used as a text; copies are available via Amazon.com.

To register, call (562) 985-8237 or go to http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/centers/olli/. 

Weber is a registered nurse, certified brain nutritional counselor and psychotherapist who provides customized wellness consultations and counseling. She may be reached for an appointment at (562) 430-8245.

Hot Meals Drive Through Program

The Hot Meals Drive Through program is available for residents of Orange County’s District 2, which includes Leisure World Seal Beach. Participants must be aged 60 and older, single parents or unemployed individuals or have disabilities. There are three sites open one day per week at which people may pick up two dinner meals. Qualified applicants must register in advance at www.ocmeals.com. 

Hearts and Hands United in Giving

Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the LW community. HHUG accepts donations of clean, used towels, plus new, unopened, travel-size shampoo, soap or lotion. New socks are the only clothing donation that HHUG accepts. To donate, contact Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up.  Donations can also be left on her patio at Mutual 2, 48-A.  To learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.

Balance & Stability Class

A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Zoom. Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com.

Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate. Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the Meeting ID is 849 8252 2530. 

For more information, email arosenfeld1@verizon.net.

LW Walking Trails

Regular brisk walking can help people maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve mood, balance and coordination. The Recreation Department has a Leisure World Walking Trails brochure featuring seven measured trails throughout the community. Stop by the Downtown Café and pick one up. For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Holiday Lights

LW is aglow with the holiday spirit

Though this Christmas may be challenging, Leisure World residents have made sure to display their holiday cheer. The spirit of the season abounds, as halls are decked, wreaths are hung, and lights are strung. 

As you celebrate, be sure to venture out to see these wonderous sites: 

1710 Tam O’Shanter Road, 12-D 

13331 Twin Hills Drive, 56-L

1420 Skokie Road, 84-J

1440 Skokie Road, 89-I

1202 Golden Rain Road, 72-I

1402 Golden Rain Road, 55-C 

1582 Golden Rain Road, 43-H

13401 St. Andrews Drive, 128-B

1543 Monterey Road, 24-E

1580 Monterey Road, 14-F 

13611 Cedar Crest Lane, 99-L

1431 Homewood Road, 65-K

1441 Homewood Road, 96-A

1441 Homewood Road, 96-I

1371 Pellham Road, 66-G

1411 Pelham Road, 64-H 

1431 Pellham Road, 65-A

1440 Pellham Road, 105-J

13930 Church Place, 68-L

13451 Danbury Lane, 133-G

13320 Del Monte Drive, 9-D

13550 Del Monte Drive

1671 Interlachen Road, 285-E

1720 Interlachen Road, 41-H

Arts & Leisure

Toast the New Year in style from home

Gathering with friends to ring in 2021 will have to wait until it’s time to welcome 2022, but that doesn’t mean celebrating the promise of a new year should fall by the wayside. It’s tradition to hoist your favorite sparkling beverage while toasting the year that was, and here are some ways you can do so while safely at home on Dec. 31.  

The AmaZing Theatre Company hosts the free “New Year’s Eve Performing Arts Showcase,” with songs, dancing, plays, storytelling and more. The Baltimore, Maryland-based nonprofit aims to celebrate an ethnically diverse population, plus “acknowledge social changes and lift up our voices to the future.” Register for this 90-minute online program, which starts at 4 p.m., at www.amazingtheatre.org.

Watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York in real time via https://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/nye-live-webcast. The official website offers behind-the-scenes stories and backstage access to the performers and guest stars who will appear in this commercial-free webcast, starting at 3 p.m. The webcast will also be streamed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/timessquarenyc.

There are several other choices for watch the 2021 ball drop on broadcast TV. For 49 years, ABC has covered the festivities with “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” now hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The “American Idol” host has appeared on the New Year’s Eve show since 2006, and this year, he’ll be joined in New York by actors Lucy Hale and Billy Porter, as well as R&B singer Ciara. The multitalented Jennifer Lopez headlines the musical program, which also features Cyndi Lauper and Jimmie Allen. The fun begins at 8 p.m., and country artist Jessie James Decker will appear throughout the evening with finalists in the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year drawing.

Carson Daly hosts NBC’s “New Year’s Eve 2021” with model/author Chrissy Teigen. Hopefully, this year’s broadcast will not include Teigen’s eye meeting the umbrella of “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones, who will once again wander Times Square. Expect music from Ne-Yo, Leslie Odom, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, while Keith Urban appears from Nashville’s Bicentennial State Park. The show airs from 10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

FOX’s “New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey” will again be co-hosted by Maria Menounos and include several cameos from guests such as the Big Dog, Roman Reigns. There will also be performances by LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, the Chainsmokers, the Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Tyga and the Killers. The special airs from 8-10 p.m. and 11-12:30 a.m.

Starting at 8 p.m. on CNN is “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen,” which features live performances from Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain and Patti Labelle, as well as Urban in Nashville. 

For those looking to celebrate in a more global fashion, San Francisco’s Co-Reality Collective offers a “round-the-clock, round-the-world countdown.” Starting with the Pacific islands of Kiribati, the changing of the year will be celebrated with inhabitants of every time zone, ending at Baker Island. For more details and to reserve a ticket, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-everywhere-tickets-132348402635.

Men’s Golf League Results

A very bright, cool, damp morning greeted eight men of the Monday Golf League on Dec. 14 at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The conditions led to generally over par scores and only two birdies. The par-71, 6,000-yard, 18-hole course has no water hazards, and the small greens are guarded by looming sand traps, making quality approach shots difficult to execute. Hence, no one broke par this round. 

All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight is higher than 20.

A Flight Winners: First place: Sam Choi, 1 over 72, plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 fourth hole and fewest putts; second: Bill McKusky, 4 over 75, plus a birdie; third: Dave LaCascia, 5 over 76, plus a birdie; fourth: tie between Gary Stivers and Fujio Norihiro; fifth: Glenn Barry; sixth: Gene Vesely.

B Flight Winner: Bob Munn was the only golfer in this flight.

The Friday Golf League’s 7 a.m. tee time on Dec. 18 at the Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach was enhanced by a sunny but very cool, damp morning. The par-70, 5,600-yard, 18-hole, well-watered course greeted 10 men and one woman of the Men’s Friday Golf League. With lots of water hazards and elevation changes, choosing the right club was challenging and exceedingly difficult. Scores were mostly above par, as the cold weather and, later, the wind contributed to tricky playing conditions. There was only one birdie and no rounds under par.

A Flight Winners: First place: Norihiro, 1 over 71, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Larry Hillhouse, 2 over 72; third: McKusky, plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard—all over water—par-3, seventh hole; fourth: LaCascia, fifth: John Meyer; sixth: Choi; seventh; Stivers.

B Flight Winners: First place: Munn, 4 over 75, plus fewest putts and closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 16th hole; second: Bill Zurn; third: Keiko Sekino; fourth Tim Jackert.

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, there will be no Men’s Golf League play until Jan. 8.

The Leisure Men’s Club and Men’s Golf League lost longtime member Jerry Hore, 76, on Dec. 5. Jerry played in many tournaments in Leisure World and was a frequent participant in the Men’s Golf League competitions. Jerry’s wit and friendship will be missed. The league offers its sincere condolences to his family.

—Dave LaCascia

Technology Classes by Miryam

Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are taught every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. Topics change each session, which will be closed captioned. For an invitation, email Fernandez at mzzmimm@gmail.com. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.

Jan. 5, 2021: Google Calendar

Jan. 19, 2021: Facebook

Feb. 2, 2021: Beginning iPhone

Tech Talk

Join Bob Cohen in a free, one-hour live Zoom class on technology every Monday at 10 a.m. Topics are different each week and include iPhones, apps, computers, websites and internet marketing. A question-and-answer period takes place during each session, and all you need to know in advance is how to join using Zoom.  

Registration information is sent out in the Bobology newsletter every Wednesday morning for the upcoming Tech Talk. To register for the newsletter, sign up at https://bit.ly/bobologynewsletter or contact bob@bobology.com.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

Dec. 24-30 

Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. Katella Deli—Christmas Eve Special Dinner Box for preorder pickup only, 4 p.m., cash/cards. Call (562) 594-8611, then choose option 2, or order online at www.katellabakery.com. 

• Friday: Closed for Christmas Day.

• Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday: Berg Catering—freshly prepared meals with a healthy, gourmet touch, 2-4 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. Preorder at (562)  663-2038 or www.bergcatering.com (click the special LW menu). 

• Monday: Messi Burgers—burgers, sausage, chicken, wings, fries and more, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. For a full menu, go to https://messiburgers.com. Preorder online or via text at (714) 793-7369; be sure to indicate you are ordering for LW.

• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.

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 All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. If it rains or is too hot, people line up inside Clubhouse 6. Everyone should maintain a 6-foot distance, and masks are required. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. For more information or to make a suggestion, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.

Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at http://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. Vendors are subject to change.

Cool Cardboard Creations Contest

Reuse and repurpose cardboard boxes and scraps for a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Cool Cardboard Creations Contest. Submissions must be 95 percent cardboard. Acceptable materials include cardboard of all types, fasteners, glue, tape, as well as any nontoxic paint and recyclable decorations. The maximum size allowable for tabletop displays is 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 36 inches high. For floor displays, it’s 36 inches wide, 36 inches deep and 72 inches high. And for hanging displays, it’s 36 inches by 36 inches.

Excess cardboard can be dropped off in the designated area on the east side of Clubhouse 6. Anyone needing more building materials is welcome to take from this area.

Individual entries, as well as collaborative efforts made by GRF clubs or departments, should be brought with an entry form (available at http://www.lwsb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Cardboard-Contest-Entry-Form.pdf) to the LW Library between Jan. 11-14, 2021, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Projects will be judged based on originality and the use of cardboard. The first-place winner will receive $1,000, second place gets $500, and third place $250. Special category winners will be awarded prizes valued between $50-$100.

Creations will be featured in a drive-through display on Jan. 15, 2021, near Clubhouses 3 and 4 and Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

Don Maryott (tallest gentleman in the rear) is welcomed by the Leisure Bicyclist Club on a trip to Shoreline Village in Long Beach on Dec. 16. On Sundays, the group rides to Long Beach Municipal Golf Course and have breakfast, then continue to El Dorado park for a 2-mile hike at the Nature Center. There are also rides on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All are invited to join; helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Community, pages 13-14, 17

Veta Oney of Mutual 6 stands behind the nativity scene she painted that was inspired by the  Italian painter Beato Angelico. Oney had originally painted the scene for a friend and neighbor to display in Leisure World, but she brought it back to her house after they moved. 

Mutual 17, Building 3, gets into the holiday spirit thanks to two of its residents who set up the Christmas tree and furniture in the lobby.

SBTV

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, Dec. 24

4 pm A COVID Christmas

4:19 pm Christmas Story Song

By Revilla/Williams

4:45 pm FALW Karaoke Christmas

5:30 pm Gingerbread House Contest

6:02 pm Tommy Williams Feliz Navidad

6:09 pm Christmas 2018

6:30 pm Dixieland Jazz Band

7:35 pm   Flamingo Party

8:15 pm Cabaret Variety Show 9/2020

9:30 pm LW Tree Lighting Ceremony

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Cymbeline 

Friday, Dec. 25

SBTV-3 Wishes you and yours a safe and joyful holiday

4 pm LW Menorah Lighting 2020  

4:13 pm Golf Cart Christmas

Caravan 2020

4:30 pm Special Delivery

5:15 pm Susan Michlin Doll House

5:30 pm SB Lions Club Veterans Day

Car Caravan

5:39 pm Fortunado Revilla

Christmas Music

5:50 pm Clowns in LW

6 pm LW Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:30 pm Los Al Jazz Band 2018

7 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

8 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Orthello

10 pm A COVID Christmas

10:17 pm Golf Cart Christmas

Caravan 2020

10:30 pm Cerritos Center-

Golden Dragon Acrobats

 

Saturday, Dec. 26

4 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

5 pm Special Delivery

5:30 pm LW Menorah Lighting

5:43 pm A COVID Christmas

6 pm Gingerbread House Contest

6:32 pm FALW Karaoke Christmas

7:20 pm Christmas Story by Joe Osuna

7:30 pm LW Tree Lighting Ceremony

8 pm LAUSD

11 pm Cerritos Center–

Matt Mauser

Sunday, Dec. 27

4 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

5 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012

5:45 pm Fortunado Revilla 

Christmas Music

6 pm Dixieland Jazz Band 

7 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

8 pm Life and Times in SB:

Paula Thomas

9 pm Cabaret Variety Show 9/20

10:12 pm Seal Beach Lions Veterans 

Day Caravan

10:30 pm LW Menorah Lighting 

10:45 pm Los Al Jazz band

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Monday, Dec. 28

4 pm A COVID Day

4:18 pm Fortunado Revilla

Christmas Music

4:30 pm Christmas Story Song

By Revilla/Williams

5 pm Clowns in LW/Hospitality 

Room 2018

5:30 pm LW Tree Lighting Ceremony

6 pm Dixieland Jazz Band

7 pm SB Christmas Car Caravan

8 pm Golf Cart Christmas Caravan

8:15 pm LW Menorah Lighting

8:30 pm  LW Special Delivery

9 pm Live at the Ford: Lady Jazz

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, Dec. 29

4 pm Susan Michlin Doll House

4:15 pm FALW Karaoke Christmas

5 pm Christmas Story by Joe Osuna

5:09 pm Tommy Williams-

Feliz Navidad

5:15 pm Golf Cart Christmas Caravan

5:30 pm Gingerbread House Contest

6:02 pm Fortunado Revilla 

Christmas Music

6:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012

7 pm SB Lions Veterans Day 

Car Caravan

7:20 pm Clowns in LW

7:30 pm Dixieland Jazz Band 2019

8:30 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

9:30 pm Rob Roy Christmas Harmonica

10 pm Cerritos Center–

Matt Mauser

Wednesday, Dec. 30

4 pm Wonderelles Sets 1 and 2

5:40 pm Hospitality Room Christmas 6 pm Christmas Story Song

By Revilla/Williams

6:24 pm Tommy Williams-

Feliz Navidad

6:32 pm Fortunado Revilla

Christmas Music

6:45 pm Susan Michlin Doll House

7 pm Life and Times in SB:

Paula Thomas

8 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Merry Wives of Windsor

10 pm Cerritos Center-

The Four Tenors

*All programming is subject to change.

Senior peace club

Club enters the new year with a new name

By Nancy Goldstein

LW contributor

Members of the Leisure World Senior Patriots for Peace voted to change the club’s name to  Leisure World Seal Beach Senior Peace Club. Although the word “patriot” is no longer in the name, the club maintains its patriotic commitment to peace and social justice.

In the club’s recent election, all incumbents were re-elected, so the executive board will continue with the following members: Jacquie Clarke, president; Pat Kruger, vice president; Don Koepke, secretary; and Jane Brittingham, Nancy Goldstein and Ordie Kim, members-at-large.  

The regular club meeting date remains the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., with the first 2021 meeting planned for Jan. 12 on Zoom. The club’s peaceful protests will continue to be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30 p.m. under the LW globe. Weather conditions permitting, the next gathering under the globe will be on Jan.  27.

The club’s Facebook page will also reflect the name change  and can now be found by searching “LWSB Senior Peace Club.”

Future plans for the Senior Peace Club include a comprehensive program for most of the coming winter months, confronting the issues of white privilege and systemic racism.  Everyone with an interest in these topics is welcome to join the monthly Zooms.  Club members hope to find ways to help create the kinds of societal changes needed to address the massive inequalities that exist in the U.S. The Facebook page includes a book and film list that hopefully will stimulate people’s thinking about the many issues in this country. There is a wealth of information on YouTube and online, as well as films on Netflix and books available at the LW library or at local bookstores.  The club encourages everyone to support local resources, particularly Black-owned bookstores and will have resources listed on Facebook.  

The past year has been a tumultuous one that disrupted everyone’s lives and also brought about a much–needed reckoning about the inequalities in U.S. society. The new year brings hope of a successful vaccination program and some restoration of normality to people’s lives, but there is still much to be done in the pursuit of social justice, and it is hoped that many more Leisure Worlders will join the club in this quest.

Don Roswurm of Mutual 14 turned 96 years young on Dec. 22. Don and his wife, Harriett, have been married for 69 years and have lived in Mutual 14 for over 30 years.

Democratic Club

By Mary Larson

LW contributor 

The upcoming Orange County Board of Supervisors District 2 election was the topic of the LW Democratic Club’s December meeting.  Featured speaker Nathan Searles, president of the Seal Beach Democratic Club, spoke about the importance of this election by showing how county Sheriff Don Barnes and District Attorney Todd Spitzer relate to the supervisors. Both are among those persons elected directly by Orange County voters as a whole. However, they are dependent upon the decisions made by the supervisors as to how much money they will recieve to carry out their respective responsibilities.  Searles also lead an informative discussion about the four candidates most likely to be in the running for this non-partisan District 2 race, which will be held sometime in early 2021. 

Searles is a longtime friend and supporter of the LW Democratic Club.  He was recently elected as one of the directors of the neighboring Rossmoor Community Services District. He is also a candidate for membership on the California Democratic Party’s leadership body in an election to be held in January. 

Democrats in Leisure World and Orange County are reminded that they are all eligible to vote for up to 14 people in the California Party run election, regardless of whether or not they are members of a club. This election for state party leadership, usually held via Assembly-based caucus meetings, will be held exclusively via mail-in ballot.  Participants must register for a mail ballot by Jan. 11.  For more information about how to register, go to adem.cadem.org or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com. 

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On Dec. 14, the Orange County Democratic Party unanimously endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for the Board of Supervisor District 2 election. The Orange County Registrar of Voters will announce the date to fill the vacancy in early January.  

Foley had originally planned to “term out” as mayor of Costa Mesa in 2022, and then run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors when the current Board Chair Michelle Steel would also be termed out.  However, when Steel defeated U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda in the race for the 48th Congressional District, she decided it was time to act. 

Mayor Foley’s decision to run for the position came one month after she was elected to a second term on the Costa Mesa City Council, earning 52.2 percent of the vote in a non-partisan race against four other contenders.

The rescheduled LW Democratic Club membership meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, will feature further discussion about the importance of the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors. 

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If you  are a Democrat or a supporter and want to know more about the club, subscribe to the free electronic newsletter by emailing the editor, Mary Larson, at mlarson.telfords@gmail.com  or by calling (562) 296-8521.  Make sure to include your full contact information.  

LW Democrats are urged to join the club or renew their membership. Go to https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/democratic-club-membership-2/ or call (562) 431-7275.   Memberships received during December do not need to be renewed until Jan. 1, 2022.

where we live club

Ask the Epidemiologist

The coverage for COVID-19 on national media has been extensive, yet many still have questions about the spread of the virus and how to conduct their daily lives. Certainly, many people have missed social events and community amenitites this year. 

Fortunately, Dr. Anne Seifert, a LW epidemiologist, is ready to  adress your concerns. 

The Where We Live Club is is sponsoring an event called “Ask the Epidemiologist.” Club president Leslie Parker will direct questions to Dr. Seifert from your submissions via a Zoom interview. 

Dr. Seifert has a Ph.D. in epidemiology from UC Berkeley and conducted public health research for government agencies. She is an entertaining and informed speaker, having recently appeared nationally  on Coast to Coast AM radio. 

Send your questions via email to wherewelive@yahoo.com and you will be placed on the club mailing list for more information about the club and its events. 

When the Zoom interview is completed, it will  be made available to all LW residents.

The Golden Age Foundation expresses its appreciation for Mutual 9 resident Bob Salyer for rescuing one of its rollators from the dumpster by calling the mobility aids number at (562) 431-9589. After a quick trip to the car wash to remove 15 years of accumulated grime and some minor repairs, this valuable piece of equipment is available for use by another resident. 

OBITUARIES

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Patricia S. Drumm

1936 -2020

Patricia “Patti” Drumm, 84, a 20-year resident of Mutual 12, passed away at home on Dec. 4. She was born and raised in Hawaii with her two sisters. She met and married a U.S. Marine and raised two sons in Southern California while working for the phone company.

Patti retired from the phone company, remarried and moved to Carson City, Nevada, to enjoy her retirement. After the death of her husband Bud, she moved back to California and into Leisure World to be closer to her sons.

Patti attended the Lutheran church, enjoyed many Leisure World activities and had many friends. She is survived by her son Keith.

Patricia S. Drumm lived a good life, was a great mother and a good friend, and is sorely missed.

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Dorothy Morrisey Bouis 

 1927-2020

Dorothy Morrisey Bouis passed away on Nov. 18. She was born on March 26, 1927, and is survived by her children, Kathryn and Michael, and a wide circle of friends and family. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

There will be a memorial and burial pending in 2021 at the Los Angeles National Cemetary, 950 S Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

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Louada Bowman Chisholm 

1919-2020

Louada Chisholm passed away Dec. 17 at Friends House, Sandy Spring Maryland. Louada was featured in the Sept. 2, 2016 ,Leisure World News as a 40-plus year resident. She was a retired government employee, an active member of Heritage Christian Church, an avid bridge player, and a loved mother, grandmother and friend.

Louada is survived by her son, Terry (Dee); three grand-daughters: Kim (Rob) Molthen; Courtney (Mark) Warren and Lindsay (John) Coleman; and 10 great grandchildren; and two very important people in her life, Margie Chisholm and Lupe Martinez.

Thank you to the caring staff at Friends House. Memorials can be made to Friends House, Jessa Hospice or Heritage Christian Church.

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In Memoriam: 

Dennis Sanders 72

Kurt Holmes 62

Daniel Clayton 89

Larry Cumblidge 63

Elizabeth Clark 71

Brenda Acosta 53

Carol McKinley 71

Reydesel Quesada Jr 34

Everado Gonzalez Palma 60

Roland Alfred Sr 82

Constance  Leuck 63

Kiwanil Williams 63

Arthur Pangan 61

Maria Gonzalez 91

Maria Aguirre 94

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 

961-9301

—Paid obituary

Food Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Leisure World Recreation Department has compiled the following information on senior grocery hours, Grab ’n’ Go meals delivered daily onsite, and local restaurants that deliver or have curbside pickup.

This information is updated consistently to help people stay home as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grocery Store Senior 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. 

Pavilions opens for seniors from 6-7 a.m. They also offer grocery delivery. 

Ralphs is open from 6-7 a.m. for seniors. Traffic is restricted to 50 people at a time.

Trader Joe’s has senior hours from 8-9 a.m. for people aged 60-plus. It controls shopper entry if the store gets too full. 

Costco is open from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., with senior hours from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for shoppers 60-plus. Costco warehouses will allow no more than two people to enter with each membership card. 

Target is open on Tuesdays from 7-8 a.m. for seniors only. The store has increased its hours and closes at midnight in the hopes of decreasing the amount of shoppers in the store at one time. 

Smart & Final stores are open from 6-8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to accommodate seniors 65 and older, those with disabilities, and pregnant women. ID may be requested.

Sprouts is currently restricting quantities of certain items and bulk items are now sold prepackaged. It does not have senior hours but delivers through Instacart, or you can order ahead, and store staff will hand-pick your order for pick-up.

The Farmers Market is open at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at Seal Beach Village parking lot.

Local Restaurant Delivery and Take-Out 

Even though outdoor and indoor dining has been halted until Southern California’s coronavirus cases are under control, there are still ways for you to help make sure your favorite local business makes it through the pandemic. Several local restaurants offer pickup and delivery service that can be ordered off their website or delivery apps such as Postmates, UberEats or GrubHub, as well as through Yelp. 

For a list of local restaurants that deliver, visit https://www.sealbeachca.gov and click on the square that says “Support Local Business.”

Editor’s note: This photo was taken in Dec. 2019 before restrictions were in place. The Sunshine Club only meets through Zoom and encourages and observes social distancing to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The Sunshine Club wanted to wish Leisure World a safe, healthy and happy holiday seasion during this difficult time. The club will take a couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays and will meet again on Jan. 8 via Zoom.

Unwrapped toys, bikes and other children’s gifts were donated by supporters of Las Damas and the CHLB Foundation. Standing by the truck is Fran Bylund (l-r), event co-chair; Sandy French, Las Damas President; and Nancy Eilers, event co-chair.  Bylund and Eilers commented, “We want to thank all those who are making the holidays a little brighter for kids during this difficult year. We appreciate your generosity!” Those who are interested in donating or learning more about the CHLB Foundation and the Las Damas de la Plaza events and meetings  can go to its website at www.chlbfoundation.org. 

Religion, pages 15-16

LW Baptist

By Rolland Coburn

Pastor

The Bible tells about Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. In those days, Caesar Augustus ordered all the world to be registered, which was the first time while Quirinius was governing Syria. Everyone went to register in his hometown. Because he was a descendant of King David, Joseph traveled 100 miles south from Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem, the city of David in Judea, to register with Mary, his pledged bride, who was with child. God arranged the presentation and registration of this baby, his most precious gift to the world (Luke 2:1-5).

While they were there, Mary’s time had come, and she gave birth to a son, wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn. God, as it were, put his most precious gift right under the tree for people to see (6-7).

Shepherds were in that region staying out in the open, keeping night-watch over their flock. An angel of the Lord surprised them, and God’s glory shone over them, alarming them dreadfully. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. Behold, I announce good news to you, great joy to be for all people, namely that born this very day in David’s town is your savior—Christ (Messiah) the Lord. And this will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly with the angel was a great army of heaven’s angels, singing praises to God. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those God has graciously favored.”

When the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began speaking to one another. “Let’s go at once to Bethlehem and see this that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” God brings his children to see and receive his precious gift (8-15).

God watched his children respond (16-20); they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in the manger. Seeing him, they spoke of the message told them about this child. And all who heard marveled at what the shepherds said. But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; it had been just as they were told.

Community Church

By Johan Dodge

Reverend

This season of Advent has been focused on hope and how it isn’t just a sentiment that we have, but how we go about the work of everyday life. 

 Community Church had the the intent to hold an outdoor, masked and socially distanced Christmas Eve service. However, the numbers in Orange County are not going in the right direction.  As of this writing, the ICU beds are at capacity—mostly with people from other counties whose hospitals were already overrun. Prudence dictates that, while we would love to gather for in-person worship, online worship is a much safer alternative. Join Community Church this afternoon at 2  as it welcomes the birth of the baby Jesus with live virtual worship.  

To join the live Christmas Eve service on Facebook, go to  @communitychurchleisureworld.  Those who want to join the virtual fellowship will need to call the church office or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, call the phone system at (562) 431-2503  and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening. 

Tune in to the Christmas Caroling Challenge on the CW (broadcast channel 5)  and look for the “Accidentals” as they compete for best Christmas Caroling group.  

If you are in need without another way to address it, call the church office and leave a message  at (562) 431-2503

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

By Jim Greer

LW contributor

Speaking at the recent First Presidency Christmas Devotional, President Russell M. Nelson declared,“we know the life of that babe of Bethlehem did not begin there, nor did it end on Calvary.” He affirmed that Jesus was anointed by his father to be the Messiah, the Christ, the savior and the redeemer of all humankind. 

“He was foreordained to atone for us,” he said. “He came to make immortality a reality and eternal life a possibility for all who would ever live. That means every one of us will be resurrected — including those dear to you who have departed during this turbulent year, and who now live on the other side of the veil.” 

The Prophet explained why the Lord was born in such an obscure village. “Jesus was born in Bethlehem.That word in Hebrew, bet lehem, means ‘house of bread.’ How appropriate that he, the ‘bread of life,’ would come from the ‘house of bread.’” 

Born during Passover, the newborn ‘Lamb of God’ was surrounded by animals prepared for Paschal sacrifice. And years later, he would be ‘brought as a lamb to the slaughter,’ making Jesus both the lamb and the shepherd.

“At the birth of him who is called the ‘good shepherd,’ shepherds were the first to receive the announcement of his holy birth. At the birth of him, who is called the ‘Bright and Morning Star,’ a new star appeared in the heavens. At the birth of him who called himself the ‘Light of the World,’ darkness was banished worldwide as a sign of his holy birth.” Baptized in the lowest body of fresh water on earth, his atonement symbolized “the depths to which he would go in order to save us, and from which he would rise above all things  to save us.”

Jesus’ example teaches us that we can rise from the “depths of our challenges—our sadness, weakness, and worries, to reach the heights of our own glorious potential and divine destiny. All this is possible by virtue of his mercy and grace.”

Before being called as an apostle, Russell M. Nelson accompanied an ailing Elder Mark E. Petersen to the Holy Land. In the last stages of cancer, Petersen found it challenging to eat and drink, and after a tough night, spoke from the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Within his speech, Peterson encouraged all to “hunger and thirst after righteousness” and asked, “do you know what it is really like to hunger and to thirst?” Peterson, who knew, challenged all, “when you can really hunger and thirst after righteousness, then you can become more Christlike.” 

In closing, Nelson invoked a blessing, “May you and your families be blessed with peace, with an increased ability to hear the voice of the Lord, and receive revelation with an enhanced capacity to feel how much our father and his son love you, care for you, and are ready to guide all who seek after them.” 

Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

By Lisa Rotchford

Reverend

Often, simplest is best. This Christmas, when we are instructed to stay home, experiencing a simpler, quieter holy-day season than before, we can see the quiet as a gift. We might have more time to rest and reflect.

In the 19th century, Christini Rosetti wrote a poem that reminds us of the true gift of Christmas: God’s love.

“Love came down at Christmas,

love all lovely, Love divine;

Love was born at Christmas;

star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,

Love incarnate, Love divine;

worship we our Jesus,

but wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token;

love be yours and love be mine;

love to God and others,

love for plea and gift and sign.”

The poem is based on 1 John 4:7-11, a passage that mentions “love” 11 times: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”

May you feel love come down from heaven, share that love, and know you are loved this Christmas and always.

Beit Halev

Beit HaLev’s Coffee Chavurah on Zoom will celebrate the Sabbath evening on Friday, Dec. 25, at 5:30, followed by the evening service at 6. On Saturday, the morning service begins at 10:30, followed by the Coffee Chavurah. To join on Zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The nmeeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Beit HaLev continues to livestream on Facebook as well. To join, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at Facebook.com/galityomtov.

The prayerbooks for all services are now shared onscreen on both Zoom and Facebook

This week’s Torah reading is from Genesis 45:28-46:27, “Vayigash (He [Judah] approached ).”  The Torah describes the dramatic moment when Joseph, overcome with emotion, tearfully reveals himself to his brothers and asks if his father “yet lives.”  The question is interesting since the brothers had already told Joseph their father was still living.  Joseph reassures his brothers that their act of selling him into slavery was meant to happen, that it was God’s will that it happen this way.  He tells them to return to Canaan and bring Jacob and all of the tribe to Egypt and to tell their father that Joseph is alive.

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 and to hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.

Classes for Beginning Hebrew and Pirke Avot will begin in January.  For information, contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph on Sunday, Dec. 27. 

The First Reading is from Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14, and the Second Reading is Colossians 3:12-21. The Gospel reading will be from Luke 2:22-40.

New Year’s Day Masses Schedule

Masses will be on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, you can sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.

The church is now open to public entry and can return to  its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.

Those who attend must a wear a mask or face shield, and sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry into building.

Assembly of God

By Norma Ballinger 

LW contributor

The year 2020 is quickly coming to a close and most people will say, ‘Good riddance.’ However, we can move on from this year and start to look forward to the upcoming year.

Pastor Chuck Franco will bring the first of a two-part message this Sunday called “How to Handle 2020,” taken from Hebrews 13:5-6.  The message will be recorded on DVDs, and members will receive a copy on Monday.

Author C.S. Lewis once said, “No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today to make a new ending.” We don’t start over, but we begin right where we are, making things better for our lives. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Finish the things you’ve started, contact people you have neglected, and do all you can to start with a clean slate.

Prioritize God during the holidays. Gather with a community of faith; make a personal commitment to God and to reading his word. Choose to place Jesus first.

Start making a plan now to begin the new year with definite focus. Instead of making off-the-cuff resolutions, plan what your focus will be for the entire year. Know which direction you’re going to head.  You don’t have to know all the steps to accomplish this goal; God will take your hand and lead each step.

Try spending New Year’s Eve in God’s word. Read Jeremiah 29:12, 31:8, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 34:17 and Joshua 1:9.

We all can pledge to start making a new ending going into 2021.

First Christian Church

By Bruce Humes

Pastor 

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 2, has an account of the birth of Jesus Christ. It begins when Caesar Augustus decreed that all the world should be registered. This decree sent everyone to their own city, which meant that Joseph, along with Mary, went to Bethlehem because he was of the linage of King David. 

We pick the Scripture up in verses 6-7, which say, “So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” We see the humble beginning of the Lord Jesus Christ, born amongst the animals because mankind had no room for him. 

Heavenly hosts announce his birth in verses 8-14: “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.” Notice to whom the angel was sent–not to the royalty, the rich, or to the religious leaders, but the lowly shepherds.

 “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find a bae wrapped in swaddling cloth, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and goodwill toward men!‘”

 The angels break out in a heavenly praise to God, giving him glory for bringing that which will bring reconciliation between man and God. . 

This is the significance of the celebration of the birth of Christ: the end result is the free gift of salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ for those who believe. There is no better gift to receive. 

Congregation Sholom

Rabbi Rachel Axelrad will stream services at 6:30 p.m on Friday, Dec. 25, on Zoom and Saturday morning services at 9:30. 

Any new Congregation Sholom members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive the Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice beforehand can call Jeff ahead of time.

   To join the  Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69. To call in, dial 16699009128; the meeting ID is 375 251 9429.

The normal Sunday game night is cancelled due to the holidays and will resume on Jan. 10. 

Those who want to become a member to participate in the livestreamed services on Zoom should call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040. 

Faith Christian Assembly

This is the last Sunday is of 2020. Faith Christian Assembly wants to ask: What place has God’s word had in your life in 2020? Will it have the same place in 2021? As we step into 2021, we must ask ourselves: What place does the Bible have in determining my life decisions?  Pastor Sheri Leming will speak on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a free 2021 Bible reading schedule for everyone in attendance. Those who come must wear a mask, especially before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. Those who are ill should stay home. 

Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not currently having all of its regular ministries at this time. Call the church office at (562) 598-9010 for updated information on the midweek Bible study, hosted by Pastor Sheri Leming, on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Grief Share on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.  

To receive more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

GENERAL

AVON

Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 07/01/21

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JAFRA

By Helen

LW Resident. (562) 419-3557

www.jafra.com/hwells

Last minute holiday gift store.

Business License #WEL0015. 12/17

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SHAKLEE

Delivered to your door. 

LW daughter 

Sandy Vander Woudefikse.

(562) 618-8731. 03/04/21

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CBD Joint Relief Body Cream

By Restoor Skin Essentials.

Gina, LW Resident.562-281-7103. Business License #MCQ0015. 12/31

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South Florida Real Estate, Dream Home Finder, Licensed in Florida, contact me if relocating.. Óscar Núñez, CPA & Florida Real Estate Broker Associate, BK #3412069. 305-924-6733. 12/31

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 

(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22

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JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021

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MP  CONSTRUCTION

General Contractor

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

562-746-5400. 

License #954725. 04/22/21

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562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.

LW DECOR INC

562-596-0559. 02/25/21

GARDENING

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.

BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING

We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.

Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.

Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

License #699080 

Serving LW since 1999. 03/04/20

PAINTING

Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 01/21

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Affordable – Professional, 

Licensed and Insured. 

Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, 

cabinets. Senior discounts. 

Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. 

License #1049257. 01/07/21

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562-596-0559

LEISURE WORLD 

DECORATORS

Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 

LW Decor Inc.

562-596-0559. 02/25/21

FLOOR COVERINGS

310-261-0571

Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/24

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562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC. 

40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 

562-596-0559. 02/25/21

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY 

CLEANING & REPAIR

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.

Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.

State Contractors Lic. #578194.01/21

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SKYLIGHT SERVICES

SKYLIGHTS

CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.

Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 03/11

WINDOW WASHING

WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?

I Clean Inside & Outside Or…

Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.

(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,

Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach 

Business License #LIV0004. 12/31

WINDOW COVERINGS

562-596-0559

LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS

Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 

562-596-0559. 02/25/21

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.

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“ROLLIN THUNDER”

GOLF CART CLUB 

Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. 

Also batteries. 562-431-6859.

HOME CARE

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

CHRISTIAN HOME CARE

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. 06/10/21

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Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20

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I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 12/31

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MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20

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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER

Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/31

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

Gloria 949-371-7425. 01/14/21

BEAUTY SERVICES

Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 02/25/20

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In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 01/07/21

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Stylish haircut at home. Countless clients w/referrals.  

Gabriel 562-708-3170. License #B50551. 12/24

HOUSE CLEANING

MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT

WINDOWS,

HOUSECLEANING

CALL PHIL AT

562-881-2093

Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 03/04/21

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Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. 

Call 949-899-7770. 12/31

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GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.

Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 12/17

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Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal

Beach License LUC0001.12/31

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MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE

We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 01/28

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House cleaning/Eco-Friendly products. I’ve been working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. Lori 949-275-8165. Seal Beach Business License SAG0003. 12/24

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General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 01/14/21

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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. 01/21

COMPUTERS

FRUSTRATED 

(562)755-6199

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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 05/20/21

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John’s Computer Services

562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training,

Software, Wireless, Internet

Security. LW Resident

 SB License FUH0001. 01/21/21

AUTOS WANTED

ANY KIND OF CAR

Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 01/14/21

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21

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For sale golf cart. Good condition. Call to see. 562-413-2958. 12/31

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Christmas red 4-wheel Victory electric scooter for sale. Purchased new, 10/29/20, from Alpine Home Medical. Very low mileage. Price $1,400 OBO. Cash only. Call Terry 562-760-5668 to test drive. Call Sharon 949-230-4711 with any questions. 12/24

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2 scooters. Both run great and have new batteries. Go-Go $300. Jazzy $800. 562-296-8088. 01/03

TRANSPORTATION

Need a lift? Pam Miller. 

LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 01/14

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Rides by Russ with a personal touch.

Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544. 01/14

Autos/Boats/RV’s

Trailers FOR SALE

ELECTRIC CAR PADS

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

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‘99 Coachman, model 247QB Futura. Light travel trailer. Only used once a year. Like new inside. Must see to appreciate. Every-thing needed in-cluded. Ready to go. Sleeps six. Many extras. $7,900. (562) 430-5812. 12/17

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 03/11q

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A FRIEND AND A TRUCK

Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 03/11

CARPORTS WANTED

Looking to rent a parking space in Mutual 15 near carport #2. 

714-585-4272. 12/24

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Looking to rent a parking space/carport in Mutual 3. 562-756-3170. 12/24 

MISCELLANEOUS  FOR SALE

Furniture For Sale by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. La-Z-Boy sofa, wing back chair, dining table Thomasville hutch. Queen sleigh bed/dressers. Floor lamps, oak bookcase, media cabinet. 

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PRIVATE SALE  

Exclusive to Leisure   

World Residents. 

From 9 – noon. 1260 Northwood Dr., 164F, Mutual 7. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 29, 30. Sofas, wood dining table, TV, coffee table, twin beds, dressers. Safe protocols in effect. Mask, gloves and social distance required. 

GLINDA DAVIS 714-943-1818. 

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Adult diapers…all sizes. New hinged toilet seat riser. 3 table lamps. 

562-843-6963. 12/24