LW Weekly Trans/Vie Ed. 5-16-19

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DWP to host town hall on Haynes construction

 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will host a town hall meeting in Clubhouse 2 on Tuesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. to update people on the scheduled dismantling and removal of power units 3-6 at the Haynes Generating Station.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in mid-2019 and should  be completed in 2021. The project is part of a broader effort by LADWP to move away from fossil fuels and will create opportunities to expand its clean energy portfolio.

The dismantling of all four units will be done in phases, and all equipment and debris will be trucked away. Work is scheduled to take place Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. No work is scheduled on weekends and holidays. Trucks will use Second Street and Studebaker Road to enter and leave the plant. 

This town hall meeting will provide an overview of the project, offer details on the dismantling work and cover how the Leisure World community will be kept safe and informed during construction. 

Details of the mitigation measures will be presented. Those measures include daily testing to monitor noise, vibration, dust and air quality to comply with standards and regulations. 

Members of the project team will be available to answer questions. Residents will be able to contact the project team directly on the Haynes Unit 3-6 Demolition Information Line at 1-800-531-6638 beginning June 1. That line will be available for the duration of the project. 

LADWP will continue to communicate with Leisure World and the surrounding communities about this project, and is committed to completing this project as safely and as quickly as possible. 

Spring rains bring more mosquitoes

Recent rains combined with warm weather create the perfect environment for mosquito breeding. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) is urging residents to take an active role in mosquito control by regularly inspecting property for  stagnant water that will contribute to an increase in mosquitoes.  

Mosquitoes can complete their life cycle from egg to adult in about a week and only need a bottle cap full of water to develop. 

Common sources for mosquito breeding include plant saucers, buckets, tires, pet water bowls, trash cans, water holding plants such as bromeliads, and landscaping with low lying areas. Any collected water should be emptied or drained, containers should be tightly sealed to prevent mosquito entry, unnecessary containers should be removed from yards, and green unmaintained pools should be cleaned or treated.

“To ensure the protection of family, friends, and pets, it’s important that residents take the proper steps to eliminate stagnant water on their properties,” said Mary-Joy Coburn, public information officer for OCMVCD. “Reducing these mosquito breeding sources now can help reduce the mosquito population when temperatures warm up later in the season.”

Residents should take the following precautions to help reduce the chances of being bit by mosquitoes:

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

• Clean and scrub birdbaths and pet water bowls weekly

• Dump water from potted plant saucers

• Drill a hole or puncture containers to eliminate standing water

GRF off-site shuttle service is discontinued

The Golden Rain Foundation’s weekly shuttle service to Trader Joes, Old Town Seal Beach, Pavilions and the 99 Cents Only store on Valley View Street was discontinued as of May 13 due to a sharp rise in insurance premiums among other factors.

The GRF was notified last week that off-property bus service will add between $40,000-$50,000 to its insurance premium. The hike is attributed to a combination of record-setting natural disasters, an uptick in distracted-driving accidents and the increasing prevalence of high litigation costs.

Projections show a high probability that insurance rates will continue to climb in 2020.

One of the main reasons insurers raise commercial auto insurance rates is to adjust for consistently increased losses. These losses are attributed to an increase in the frequency or cost of car insurance claims. Although GRF has not incurred any losses in this area, it is still subject to national insurance trends.

The GRF Board understands that many of shareholders rely on provided bus services. Given the escalating cost of off-property service, the board concluded that canceling it was necessary to maintain Leisure World’s on-property Minibus service.

Discontinued routes are:

• Shuttle service from the Amphitheater Bus Hub on Mondays and Wednesdays to Marina Pacifica, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s/Long Beach Marketplace, Denny’s and Dal Jé’s. 

• Shuttle service to Old Town Seal Beach/Pier, Pavilion’s and the 99 Cents Only Store on Valley View Street in Garden Grove. 

Unaffected by the change is the City of Seal Beach’s Shopping Shuttle to the Shops at Rossmoor and the Target/Ralph’s Center on Seal Beach Boulevard. That service will continue. Minibus service in Leisure World is also unaffected.

The GRF Board is actively reviewing all other options and will keep residents informed of developments. 

The board offers its “very sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.”

For information on Minibus service, call Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

Getting Around Town

Transportation Providers

• www.uber.com

• www.lyft.com/rider

• www.yellowcab.com

• Yellow Cab Taxi: (714) 244-7925

• HA Taxi Service: (714) 815-2225

• Orange County Transit Authority: OCTA’s bus system offers  60 different routes and nearly 5,000 bus stops in Orange County and beyond. For more information on routes and schedules, log on to octa.net.

Getting Groceries Delivered

Grocery Delivery Service

• Pavilions, 1101 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Seal Beach, 90740, (562) 370-1937


Your local Pavilions offers grocery delivery. Save time and energy by placing your order online and your groceries will be delivered  to your door in delivery windows of 1, 2 or 4 hours. As an added thank you for trying grocery delivery, you’ll receive $20 off plus free delivery on your first online order of $75 or more when you use promo code SAVE20 at online checkout.

• Sprouts Farmers Market, 12301 Seal Beach Blvd. 

Seal Beach, 90740, (562) 794-2125


Sprouts delivers. Get all the natural and organic foods you love, delivered right to you in as little as one hour. Make your grocery list, and we’ll gather our farm fresh produce, all-natural meats, fully prepared meals, pantry essentials, and scoopable or prepackaged bulk options. 

First delivery is free.

• Ralphs, Old Ranch Town Center 12470 Seal Beach Blvd.

Seal Beach, 90740, (562) 598-3128 


Ralphs offers free delivery. Log on, add items to cart, select delivery at the check out online and follow the prompts to complete your order.

Memorial Day at the Amphitheater

The American Legion Post 327 will host the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27, in the Amphitheater. The Velvetones will begin playing music at 9:30 a.m., and Cmdr. Rich Carson will begin the program promptly at 10 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Steve Kuykendall, president and CEO of the Fisher House of Southern California.  

Leisure World residents are welcome to invite family and friends. There’s plenty of room for everyone.  

After the service, the American Legion Auxiliary ladies will offer poppies to support local veteran. They will also sell jewelry and scarves.

OCTA service changes are coming

The Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) is proposing changes to the OC Bus system beginning in October.

Of interest to Leisure World residents are routes 60 and 560, which are among routes that could change in February 2020. 

Route 60, the Long Beach-Tustin route via Westminster Avenue, is subject to the following proposed changes: On weekdays, all trips to Long Beach would be scheduled during peak and midday hours and more direct routing for Bravo! 560 would be implemented. 

Bravo! 560 is a new, faster ride from Santa Ana to Long Beach and beyond with connections to Metrolink and Bravo 543. 

The route travels along Westminster Boulevard and 17th Street to the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC), Santa Ana College, Cal State Long Beach, the VA Hospital among other destinations.

Also used by LW residents is Route 560, Santa Ana-Long Bech via Westminster. Proposed changes include providing non-stop weekly service from Westminster Avenue and Goldenwest Street to Long Beach and operating the service every 36 minutes; a reduction in midday service to an 18-minute frequency from Larwin Square to Westminster Avenue and Goldenwest Street. The alternative option would be Route 60.

Also slated for adjustments are routes 21, 24 129, 143 and 153.

These changes are part of OC Bus 360º, a plan which reallocates service to meet demand, introduces and improves services, and optimizes the efficiency and effectiveness of overall bus service. Since OCTA introduced the plan in 2015, OC Bus 360º has:

• Implemented newer and faster bus routes

• Rolled out a mobile ticketing bus app that makes riding and paying easier

• Created OCFlex, an on-demand micro transit shuttle service pilot program

• Offered grant-funded shuttles to popular places to reducetraffic congestion

The proposed changes will take place in two phases—one in October and a second in February 2020—during two service changes. 

Among other benefits, the adjustments will extend service to popular locations and improve weekend service. 

For more information on the Proposed Bus Service Plan, visit OCbus.com/BusPlan or call (714) 636-RIDE. 

You can provide comments online or mail them to: OCTA, Attn: Marketing, Rm 722, 600 S. Main St., P.O. Box 14184, Orange, CA, 92863-1584.

The majority of route changes will be mixed, combining cutbacks with additional service in some areas. 

In the future, OC Streetcar will increase transportation options and provide greater access along its 4 .15-mile route (in each direction) along Santa Ana Boulevard, 4th Street, and the Pacific Electric right-of-way to Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove. Bus routes affected during construction include 55, 83, and 462. 

Finbars in LW on May 20

The Monday Night Restaurant will be hosted by Finbars Italian Kitchen on May 20 from 4-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

Menus are published in the LW Weekly and via LW Live! Finbars does not require reservations; people may show up to dine anytime between 4 and 6 p.m.; the dining room is open until 7. 

Owner Joseph Barbara wants suggestions from residents for selections they would like to see offered on the menu. 

Send them to events@lwsb.com or drop them off at Clubhouse 1 while dining.

Hometown Buffet offers a different dinner menu each month for $11 for all you can eat on site. It will be serving in Clubhouse 1 on Memorial Day, May 27.  

Take out is no longer available. Cash and checks are the accepted payment.

The normal Monday Night Dine-Out rotation is as follows: Naples serves on the first Monday; Finbars, the second; and Hometown Buffet, the fourth.

American Legion Auxiliary 

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary participates in an annual Day of the Military Child event at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. The event acknowledges the sacrifices made by the military child and thanks him or her for staying strong while their  mothers or fathers, or both, have been deployed.

The children play games and are presented with new jackets and backpacks. There was a complimentary lunch and desserts from American Legion Auxiliary. Participants received complimentary family pictures and free access to photo prints, and there were lists of on-site services and resources for military families. Giveaways, raffles, and prizes rounded out the fun afternoon. The Legion Auxiliary ladies prepared and provided the desserts, which are the most popular of all. The children love finding their favorite desserts on this table.

Woman’s Club Card Party and Luncheon

The Woman’s Club card party and luncheon will be held on Friday, May 17, in Clubhouse 2. Bridge and canasta are the usual games played. However, club members who want to play another type of table game and enjoy a catered lunch are welcome. Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

Luncheon and cards are by reservation only. Reservations were due on Tuesday.

Senior Smart Driver Course

The Senior Smart Driver Course will offer a re-certification class on Monday, May 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 at 1 p.m. AARP members pay $15; non-members, $20. 

Checks only are accepted.

Y Service Club Pancake Breakfast

Join Leisure World friends and neighbors at the Y Service Club pancake breakfast this Saturday, May 18, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 8 a.m. and a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee and tea will be served until 10:30. Tickets are $5. Proceeds from the breakfast help fund the programs for young people through the Los Altos YMCA and other community projects in the Leisure World community.  

Tickets to the YSC’s newest fund raising program, Triviamania,will be available for $10 per person at the pancake breakfast. 

The first trivia event, a jeopardy type quiz game designed for seniors, will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 (see page 3 for more). Those participating can come with friends or by themselves to join a table competing for cash prizes for the first-, second- and third-place winners. 

Tickets will also be sold on June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the patio area outside Clubhouse 6. 

Seating is limited, so plan to get tickets early. 

Slurry seal project to begin

The GRF Physical Property Department will be slurry coating  selected Leisure World streets from May 20-July 22. Slurry seal is a protective coating that is placed on top of asphalt to extend the life of the pavement. 

Application of slurry seal is a two-step process. First, surface cracks are filled and surface patching is done. There is no parking on the affected street on the day this takes place. Notices will be posted in advance. Streets will be closed to parking and driving during the application, although limited driving will be allowed in case of emergency. Normal driving and parking will be allowed after the contractor removes the “No Parking” signs at the end of the working day.

Slurry seal requires a few hours to dry before vehicles can drive on it, but it takes 24-48 hours to completely cure.

During the first few weeks after the slurry seal application, residents should avoid excessive steering of their vehicle while it is standing still, or starting or stopping quickly as this may cause tire tracks and scuff marks on the surface.

Phase 1 streets include all or part of the following: Golden Rain Road, Pelham road, Danbury Lane, Wentworth Lane and Medinac Lane. Phase 2 streets include Monterey Road, Merion Way, Alderwood Lane, Weeburn Road, Interlachen Road, Fresh Meadow Lane, Cedar Crest Lane, Thunderbird Drive and Canoe Brook Drive.

American Legion Auxiliary to distribute poppies

Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated on May 27 that is set aside to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On Sept. 29, 1920, the National American Legion held its convention and agreed on the use of the Flanders Fields Memorial Poppy as the United States’ national emblem of remembrance.

The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary along with the Navy Sea Cadets will be distributing poppies at the American Legion’s Memorial Day event at the Ampitheater on May 27. 

It is considered a privilege to wear a poppy on this day to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.

It is a mandate that any donations received must benefit veterans and their families. In Orange County, the needs are many and dire.

The Legion encourages LW residents to fly their American flags from home pillars and porches.

Y Service Club Triviamania

The Y Service Club will sponsor a new program, Triviamania, an exciting quiz game designed especially for seniors on Saturday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Here’s how it works: Tables of up to eight people compete in eight rounds of trivia questions to earn first-, second-, and third-place prizes. People can come with friends and neighbors or come by themselves and play with new pals. 

Here are a few sample questions: (answers at the end of this article)

(a) Which city is further east, Reno, Nevada or Los Angeles, California?

(b) What company uses the slogan “A diamond is forever”? 

(c) Who was the male lead in the movie The Quiet Man?

(d)  Which U.S. state has the longest border with Canada? 

The buy-in for this introductory event is $10 per person for an afternoon of brain exercise, socialization, lots of laughs, a chance to meet new friends and the potential to win up to three times your buy-in. Bring snacks and $1 bills to enter some fast and fun intermission games. 

Research shows that activities that are intellectually stimulating and the ability to socialize with others are important health benefits for older adults. 

Open seating is on a first-come, first served-basis and is limited. People can buy tickets at the Y Service Club pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 18, from 8-10:30 a.m. and outside Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. on June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Los Altos YMCA kids programs and other projects that help the Leisure World community.

Answers: Los Angeles, De Beers, John Wayne, Alaska

Assembly of God

Assembly of God Interim Pastor Dan Wilderman will continue the series, “Triple Ripple for Daily Discipleship,” with a message called “Really Know Your Bible” from Second Timothy 3:14-17 and Matthew 22:23-29. The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Denise Smith will lead with hymns closely related to the current theme. Carolyn VanAalst, missions chairman, will give a report on one of the several missionaries the church helps support. 

Pastor Wilderman’s active ministry concluded in 2015 as administrator of Bethel Towers, a high-rise residence for low-income seniors  that was owned by the Assemblies of God. 

When the church district office sold the building, Dan was asked to stay on to help facilitate a smooth transition.  

Pastor Dan and his wife, Carolinda, retired to Crestline and are active at New Life Christian Fellowship there. They are the parents of two children, grandparents to six granddaughters and three grandsons.

The two prayer meetings each Sunday for the Assembly of God are held at 10 a.m. and again at 5:15 p.m.

The popular Sunday night Hymn Sing will resume this Sunday at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will lead songs chosen by those in attendance. Wally and Fran Johnson will sing a duet, and Ruth Olson will direct the singing of choruses from the youth.

Pastor Wilderman will share the story behind one of the favorite hymns of the church. The evening activities conclude with fellowship time, with several people bringing treats to share.

On Tuesday, May 21, the women will meet for Ladies Time Out at a nearby restaurant. Diana Mushagian will provide details at Sunday’s service.

The Wednesday Bible Study will again be at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, with Norma Ballinger leading the discussion from the book of Psalms. Various psalms requested by attendees will be studied.

Spiritual Living Center

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen will present an eight-week course in self-mastery at 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through July 9 at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, (SBCSL), 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach. 

The course will focus on healing the perceived separation between personality and spirit. The text for the class will be “Living the Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes. Class fee is $145.

Sunday services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. at SBCSL, where all faith traditions are welcome.

Redeemer Lutheran

Pastor Lisa Rotchford will lead the Communion worship service at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 19. “Living Life Through the Love of God” will be the focus of her sermon based on the continuing Easter Season Scripture readings.  

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with music lead by organist Sharon Heck and Redeemer’s choir singing “Where Charity and Love Prevail.”

Terry Durham will lead the greeting team, and Maria Swift will usher people into the sanctuary. All are invited for fellowship and refreshments following the service.

The weekly Wednesday Bible class meets on May 22 in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m., under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer. All are welcome to engage with Paul’s letter to the Romans.

The Navigating through Grief group, lead by Chaplain David Berg by Optimal Hospice Program, meets Thursday, May 23, from 10-11 a.m. in the upstairs conference room.

The Respite Center meets on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 596-1209 for information about registration and volunteering.

For more information, call the church or visit www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.  

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter on Sunday, May 19. 

The First Reading is Acts 14:21-27; the Second Reading: Revelations 21:1-5A; Alleluia: John 13:34; and the Gospel: John 13:31-33A, 34-35.

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m., and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.  

Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.

Community Church

Expect the Unexpected here at Community Church. The “Season of Easter,” which are the 50 days following Easter Sunday, has been met with enthusiasm from the Church congregation.  

Each Sunday during this time, a new style of worship is introduced to compliment the traditional liturgical style. On May 5, special praise songs with piano and guitar accompaniment stepped up the pace of worship. With feet tapping and hands clapping, the music was enjoyed by all.  

On Sunday, May 19, Pastor Johan Dodge will provide the third message of the Season of Easter series, “Expect the Unexpected.” The Scripture Lesson is based on John 13:31-35. Taylor White will serve as lay liturgist. 

Worship services start at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall. 

On Thursday, May 30, the Leisure World Community Church and Vet Care Pet Clinic will offer a low cost pet vaccine clinic to the Leisure World community. 

It will be held from 9-11 a.m.

Beit HaLev

The Torah reading this week at Beit HaLev is “Emor,” God Spoke. Rabbi Galit Shirah will read from Leviticus 23:23-24:23. Moses instructs the High Priests, the Kohanim, on the laws restricting their behavior in order to maintain their holiness; the Kohanim must never come into contact with a corpse and can only marry a virgin from their own people.

Services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv (evening) services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit (Saturday morning) services are at 10:30 a.m. 

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

A beginners Hebrew class continues on Wednesdays. 

People who want to learn Prayerbook Hebrew or Modern (Conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloudcom for information regarding day and time.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church will show the movie, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” on Friday, May 24. 

It is a 2018 American drama film based on real life events about Kermit Gosnell, a physician and abortion provider who was convicted of 236 felonies and misdemeanors and is currently serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. 

The Saturday evening service begins at 5:15 with the Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. 

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

Pastor Bruce Humes will begin the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in these hymns of worship: “Without Him,” “Love Lifted Me” and “Trust and Obey.” The Communion hymn will be “Room At The Cross.”

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Thou Art Worthy.” Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, Pat Kogok will sing, “America The Beautiful.”

Anita Ragole will sing “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked,” followed by Pauline Massey reading Matthew 23:23-28.

Pastor Gene Cherryholm’s message will be “Whitewashed Tombs,” based on Matthew 23:16-28. Jesus continues to pronounce “woes” upon the phony religious leaders for their hypocrisy and unfaithfulness to the Word of God.

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

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

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at 431-8810 for more information.

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach, will begin Level 1 classes in Operation Solid Lives (OSL) on May 19 at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive.

OSL is an effective proven system of discipleship that impacted those who hunger for God’s Word. 

Sign-ups can be made  by attending a church service at 9 and 11:15 a.m. on Sundays.

Spanish services begin at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call (714) 526-8233.

Baptist Church

by Joan Shramek

LW contributor

The Leisure World Baptist Church’s Sunday School meets from  8:40-9:10 a.m. on May 19 in Clubhouse 4. 

Bob Simons will teach the class, which is followed by coffee and conversation until 9:45 when the worship service begins. 

All are welcome.

The Call to Worship will be “He is Lord,” followed by Sophia Peng soloing with “Jesus Lover of My Soul.”  

This beautiful hymn was written by Charles Wesley shortly after his conversion. 

Written in 1738, it was first published in 1740 as a poem. 

The work was not paired with a hymn tune nor included in a hymnal until 1797, nine years after the author’s death in 1788.

Within a few decades, the hymn became one of the most popular and influential hymns sung in churches of all denominations. 

To date, it has been included in more than 2,600 hymnals.

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “Soon and Very Soon.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon plays for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s  message from Romans 4:18-25 is titled “Abraham and Sarah’s Faith and Ours.” 

The prayer room is open immediately after the service. 

The Men’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, May 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8. 

On Wednesday, May 22, the Energizers will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m. 

Phil and Sharon Waters will  will discuss their work with Marine families in Oceanside. 

For more information, call 430-2920.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7  on May 17 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, May 18, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

A potluck dairy lunch will follow at noon. During lunch, the Rabbi will discuss this week’s Torah portion.

The Lag B’Omer picnic will be on May 19 at 11 a.m. in the picnic area near Clubhouse 1. The Congregation will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, watermelon and soda. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Murray Pollack by Friday at murrjet@yahoo.com or call 331-3949.

The short story book club will meet on Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Mort and Helene Goldberg. “For Whom the Shofar Blows” will be read and discussed.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly has a long-standing tradition of a Sunday Evening Celebration Service at 5:30 p.m. Many churches have stopped their Sunday Evening services.  

But having an evening service on Sunday keeps the Lord’s Day the Lord’s Day. 

What better way to honor God than by beginning and ending Sunday with worship?  

Martin Lloyd-Jones, a 20th-century Welsh minister, supported the practice of evening worship because he believed there should be a hunger for the preaching of the Word—a hunger that desires a second time to feast on the Bible.  

This one-hour service is a great time for extra prayer and fellowship, creating lingering conversations that bring encouragement to one another.  

The Sunday Celebration is at 5:30 p.m. Prayer time starts at 5 p.m.

Faith Fellowship Time held Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. 

A midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room

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

Sa-Rang Church

On Sunday, May 12, the LW Sa-rang Church honored mothers and fathers in observance of Parents Day. 

Seniors above 90 years old were recognized, and everyone participated in worship, lunch and fellowship. 

The men’s choir sang, and Rev. Soh, the leading pastor, gave a moving sermon on “Ruth’s Faith and Blessing,” based on Ruth 1:15-19. 

This year, the Sa-rang Church  will observe its 17th anniversary. 

The congregation of about 100 members is served by the team of seven retired pastors of diverse backgrounds, including Assembly of God, Methodist and Presbyterian. 

The team leader is Rev. Kyo Min Soh, and it is truly an inter-denominational church. 

Pastors serve on a voluntary basis and are not compensated for their care and services. They take turns preaching, and teaching bible studies.

A Worship service is held every Sunday in the Lobby of Clubhouse 3 at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. (except the second Wednesday, 7 p.m.) in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, contact Dr. Yoon Soo Park, chair of the  Parent Day Service committee, at 431-3036 or (703) 310-9339.

Life Options Expo

The fourth annual Life Options Expo hosted by the Golden Rain Foundation will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 1, in Clubhouse 4. 

The expo is co-hosted by California State Assemblyman Tyler Diep and Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel. 

The community-wide event will provide residents and their families outreach and education on the wide variety of services and  resources available to enhance quality of life. 

Come and learn more about businesses and agencies that operate assisted living facilities, board and care facilities, and home care and elder care options.  

There will also be specialists in senior placement, long-term planning, home care and county resources.

The GRF does not endorse any particular agency. Participating vendors will provide information and referrals only.

In addition to the expo, the schedule includes an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m., a Senior Scam Stopper Panel at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, and the California Highway Patrol Age Well Drive Smart Program in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 from 10:45 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Cynthia Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be today, May 16.

Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,287 a month for one person; $1,736 for a two-person household; $2,184 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317. 

CAPOC will have a representative there to help people with applications for its program and for the separate Cal Fresh benefits, which are food stamps. 

People over 55 who don’t receive SSI will qualify if they meet the following income guidelines: $2,010 per month for one person; $2,708 for a two-person household. Bring an ID, Social Security card, proof of income and rent receipt to apply for food stamps.

Musical Theater West 2019-20 Season

Musical Theatre West (MTW) returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center with a line-up of West Coast regional premieres, Tony Award-winning classics and a new family favorite.

The season opens with the West Coast regional theater premiere of  “Something Rotten!,” which runs from Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019); “Ragtime,” Feb. 7-23, 2020; “Mame,” March 27-April 12; and the West Coast regional gremiere of “Treasure Island,” July 10-26.  

This holiday season, MTW will deliver a bonus production, the Southern California premiere of Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn,” December 6-15.  

Season subscriptions are available now at www.musical.org, by calling 856-1999 or at MTW’s Ticket Office, 4350 East 7th St. in Long Beach. Single ticket sales begin Sept. 18 at noon.

The line-up includes in part:

• “Something Rotten”

 Welcome to the Renaissance.  From the co-director of “The Book of Mormon” and the producer of “Avenue Q” comes something original, something fresh, “Something Rotten!” Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

• “Ragtime”

Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this musical tapestry depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family, and a wealthy white suburban family in turn-of-the-century America, who collide in pursuit of the American Dream. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and winning for “Best Original Score” and “Best Book of a Musical.

• “Mame”

 “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theater’s greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, “Auntie Mame.” A Roaring Twenties socialite, Mame sets out to teach her orphaned nephew the nature of free living and free thinking, attempting to keep him from the clutches of the uptight world of his late father’s estate executor and, later, his fiancée.  

One of Jerry Herman’s most celebrated scores, features the classics “Mame,” “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”

Friends of the Library

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

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

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

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. Interested persons should go to the bookstore and fill out an application during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Y Service Club Rummage Sale

The Y Service Club will sponsor a rummage sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 2. 

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Los Altos YMCA Kids to Camp program and other worthy community projects. 

Come early for the best selection among many personal and household items, including jewelry, glassware, china, shoes, purses, linens, books, lamps, pictures, small appliances and tools. 

Bring shopping bags to take bargains home.

Wa-Rite Club

by Margaret Humes

LW contributor

There was much to celebrate at Wa-Rite last week.

Judy Hilliard reached her short-term goal and was tied for Top Loser. Pat Miller was the other Top Loser,  with a threepound loss. 

Shirley Braddock and Margaret Humes received Bachelors of Goal Weight Certificates. 

President Judy Chambers was Queen of the Month with a six-pound loss. She tied with two others, Swana White and Susan Rose, for third-place in the Spring Weight Loss Contest with a three-pound loss. 

The top finisher in that contest was Virginia Olejnik with a three -and-a-half-pound loss. There was no second-place winner. 

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to accomplish their goals.

Food for Thought: Reaching our goals is rewarding but being healthy and feeling good about yourself is even more wonderful.

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

Weigh-in is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. To join or visit a meeting, call or text Diana Goins at  760-1293. Bring GRF ID to join; members must be LW residents.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations are not needed. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. One-percent milk is served daily. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

Monday, May 20: Mexican chicken bowl (rice, corn, black beans, chopped romaine, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and cilantro lime vinaigrette), orange pineapple juice, sugar-free ice cream, fresh fruit

Tuesday, May 21: Homemade chicken drumstick, baked potato  with sour cream, peas and carrots, orange juice, sugar-free fruit crisp Wednesday, May 22: Homemade lentil soup with salt-free crackers, spinach and mushroom quiche, baby baker potatoes, ambrosia 

Thursday,  May 23: Pork tenderloin with caramel sauce, fried brown rice, Oriental vegetable blend, Mandarin oranges 

Friday, May 24: Memorial Day Celebration: Barbecue McRibs, potato salad, coleslaw, french roll, watermelon

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

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

Monday,  May 20: Stuffed bell pepper, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, Mexicali corn, apple turnover, tuna salad sandwich, carrot and pineapple salad

Tuesday,  May 21: Roasted turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing, California vegetables, banana, Greek chicken salad, vinaigrette dressing and crackers

 Wednesday, May 22: Beef stroganoff, mushroom and barley pilaf, broccoil, oatmeal cookies, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, Italian pasta salad

Thursday, May 23: Baked chicken with molé sauce, Spanish rice, black beans, tangerine, egg salad sandwich, German potato salad

Friday, May 24: Polish sausage, garlic roasted potatoes, sauerkraut, watermelon chunks, pasta and veggie salad with broccoli, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onion, feta cheese

Wellness Club

The Wellness Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. 

Dr. Nicole Lean-Lyons will speak on naturopathic medicine, a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics.

She is a state-licensed naturopathic doctor and works at the Advanced Wellness Center in Westminster. 

She is dedicated to optimizing health by treating each patient as a whole, unique person deserving individualized care and support.

Dr. Nicole focuses on patients’ gastrointestinal health as she wholly believes “you are what you eat.”

She will cover the management and treatment of health issues using botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and other healing therapies to support optimal vitality.

For more information, call Susan Shaver at 795-9151.

All are welcome.

Impaired Vision Support Group

The support group of the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet on Friday, May 17, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  

People experiencing a decrease in vision are welcome to come and discuss their issues. Bring significant others and neighbors if desired. 

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

Safety Column

by Eloy Gomez

GRF safety/emergency 



The AED’s are there for public use during emergencies. The Foundation invites all Leisure World shareholders and guests to be prepared for cardiac arrest emergencies by taking life-saving CPR/AED classes and to become familiar with the location of AEDs in LW facilities. If you are having trouble finding the devices you may ask any GRF employee or clubhouse custodian for the exact location

The AED is a small portable device to be used on someone who is having a heart attack to restore a regular heartbeat. 

Although advances in emergency cardiac care continue to improve,  cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in many parts of the world.

Each year, almost 350,000 Americans die from heart disease. Half of these will die suddenly, outside of the hospital, because their heart stops beating. Most of these deaths occur with little or no warning, from a syndrome called sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The most common cause of SCA is a disturbance in the heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation.

Ventricular fibrillation is dangerous because it cuts off blood supply to the brain and other vital organs.

The ventricles are the chambers that pump blood out of the heart and into the blood vessels. This blood supplies oxygen and other nutrients to organs, cells, and other structures. If these structures do not receive enough blood, they start to shut down or fail. If blood flow is not restored immediately, permanent brain damage or death is the result.

Ventricular fibrillation often can be treated successfully by applying an electric shock to the chest with a procedure called defibrillation.

In coronary care units, most people who undergo ventricular fibrillation survive because defibrillation is performed almost immediately. However, the situation is just the opposite when cardiac arrest occurs outside a hospital setting. Unless defibrillation can be performed within the first few minutes after the onset of ventricular fibrillation, the chances for reviving the person (resuscitation) are  poor. For every minute that a person is in ventricular fibrillation, the chances of resuscitation drop by almost 10 percent. After 10 minutes, the chances of resuscitating a victim of cardiac arrest are near zero.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, usually known as CPR, provides temporary artificial breathing and blood circulation. It can deliver a limited amount of blood and oxygen to the brain until an AED becomes available.

However, defibrillation is the only effective way to resuscitate a victim of ventricular fibrillation.

Chain of Survival

CPR is one link in what the American Heart Association calls the “chain of survival.” The chain of survival is a series of actions that, when performed in sequence, will give a person having a SCA the greatest chance of survival.

The first link in the chain of survival is immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system by calling 911.

The next link is to perform early CPR, with an emphasis on chest compressions until a defibrillator becomes available. 

The next link is to provide rapid defibrillation. AEDs may be available for use by the lay public or first person on the scene. 

Once the EMS unit arrives, the next link is effective advanced life support care. This involves administering medications, using special breathing devices and providing additional defibrillation shocks if needed.

Whenever AEDs are mentioned, most of us have the impression that they are a dangerous medical piece of equipment. Even people who retired from a medical field in the 80s and early 90s have the impression that the new AEDs are similar to the old manual AEDs used in hospitals with large electrodes and in which the shock is controlled by the operator.

So it’s important to stress that the new AEDs were designed with safety in mind and are almost foolproof. The electrodes used in today’s AEDs act as sensors monitoring the heart rhythm. If the sensors sense no heart beat or an irregular heartbeat the AED will verbally recommend an electric shock and will provide the operator with verbal commands before delivering a shock.

Although AEDs are automated and able to tell you when a shock to the heart is required, it is critical that the operator using the AED is trained and certified in CPR as the first step in the chain of survival is CPR compression, followed by the use of an AED.  

Weekly Health/Exercise Classes

Ageless Grace

An eight-week chair-based exercise program addressing 21 specific aging factors is held at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The exercises are practiced in a chair. Drop in anytime for $5 per session or pay $30 for all eight sessions. For more information, call Pam Turner, (760) 560-8161.

Chair Exercise

Classes are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1. Classes are people at all fitness levels. For more information, call 493-7063.

Feeling Good Exercise

     Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays,  in Clubhouse  1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor; $4 per class by the month or $5 for occasional drop-ins. For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30- to 60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, 304-0880.

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

     Qigong practice sessions are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. QiGong practitoner Dave Heilig instructs.  


Chair classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6; $5 per class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises. Mat classes are Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided. For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214. 

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

Qigong and tai chi classes to increase mobility and balance are at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Beginners welcome. For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.

Yoga, Beginning

Classes are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats; $5 per class. For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda instructs. For more information, call 430-7143.

Yoga, Monday

Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; $5  per class. For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.


Classes are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Clubhouse 4 lobby; at 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and at 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; $5 per class. For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.



Damper unwanted robocalls

by Cathie Merz


Unwanted calls, including illegal and spoofed robocalls, are the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) top consumer complaint and a top consumer protection priority. 

Robocalls are phone calls with prerecorded messages, which have increased in recent years because technology has made it cheap and easy for robocallers to make calls from anywhere in the world while hiding their identities by displaying fake Caller ID information

Complaints are on the rise from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a robocall blocking apps and services. 

Be aware that Caller ID showing a “local” number does not necessarily mean it is a local caller and it is not necessarily the actual number where the call originates.

A few years back I received a call identifying that it was from the Golden Rain Foundation. It was after normal work hours, and I was leery since a few days before my mother had also received a call from GRF. She thought I was calling from work and answered, but no one was there. I retrieved the number from her recent calls and had IT look into it. It was a line that was assigned to an employee who was not working at the time and no calls were placed from it on that day. 

More recently, one evening my husband’s cell phone rang and his name and number showed on his caller ID. Obviously it wasn’t a call placed by him and his number was being spoofed.

The FCC is cracking down on illegal calls in a variety of ways:

• Issuing hundreds of millions of dollars in enforcement actions against illegal robocallers.

• Allowing phone companies to block certain types of calls that are likely to be unlawful before they even reach consumers.

• Empowering consumers to use call blocking or labeling services for calls to their telephone number.

• Working to develop ways that phone companies can authenticate caller ID to reduce illegal spoofing.

• Making its complaint data available to enable better call blocking and labeling solutions.

There is no perfect fix to get rid of robocalls, but there are ways to reduce the number of calls you receive. 

• Go to the National Do Not Call Registry at DoNotCall.gov and register your phone number(s). It is illegal for any telemarketer to call anyone on the list – whether making a live call or using a prerecorded message. While some ignore the list, many respect it, so it is important to sign up.

• Consider using an anti-robocall tool. Various companies offer products or services help control what calls ring on your phones. They range from mobile apps for wireless phones to devices that plug into home phone jacks in order to block robocalls to wireless phones.

• Digital Voice customers can sign up for Nomorobo – a service offered by the Telephone Science Corporation that can help block robocalls and telemarketers from calling your home phone. Call your service provider to see if your service is compatible. 

Norma Poe , Mutual 17, contacted her service provider and noticed a large drop in the number of calls she was receiving.

If you get an illegal robocall, hang up and do not interact with the caller. 

• If the caller or a recording asks you to hit a button to stop getting the calls, hang up. Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.

• Do not respond to any questions, especially those that can be answered with “Yes.”

• Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.

• If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company’s or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request. You will usually get a written statement in the mail before you get a phone call from a legitimate source, particularly if the caller is asking for a payment.

• Report the call to the FTC at DoNotCall.gov and include the time and date of call, the number that appeared on your Caller ID screen, your telephone number, and a description of the message.

You normally won’t see immediate action, but the FTC’s complaint database is important – it helps government agencies and companies go after illegal robocallers and come up with new ways to attack the problem.

Letter to the Editor


The Random Act of Kindness is manifested in Leisure World especially this season of the year where fruits and vegetables are abundance.

Recently I found a plastic bag by my front door loaded with big salad tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers from anonymous giver. I feasted with the juicy huge tomatoes in my salad.

Previously I found another plastic bag of big oranges at my front door from my next-door neighbor. When I thanked her she told me those were harvested from her sister’s backyard.

A friend took me to her garden in Leisure World. She was one of the fortunate to get a plot. Some are in the waiting list. 

I was fascinated with her cabbages, broccoli, tomatoes and lovely white flowers. I had the honor to share some of her freshly home-grown broccoli, tomatoes and beautiful white flowers. What a treat.

Being a recipient of these Random Act of Kindness from friends and anonymous givers is an awesome blessings indeed. 

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual One

Credits & 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 News or Golden Rain Foundation.

A big thank you to the person(s) responsible for the showing of “The Happy Prince” in Clubhouse 4 on May 12. It was one of the most intellectually stimulating and challenging films I’ve seen. The fact that it was available at no cost and in such a convenient location made it even more marvelous. 

—Linda Banez, Mutual 14

Remember When

May 18, 1989 – Concerned Shareholders of LW toured the Haynes Generating Station expressing concerns about  pollution caused from the production of electricity. Representatives from DWP who own Haynes Generating Station will be in LW  for a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The  LW Bowling Club celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Stardust Ball. Imperial margarine was 69 cents for four 16-ounce sticks and a Mutual 12  2-bedroom, 2-bath unit with  three skylights was going for  $77,500.

May 20, 1999 – The Golden Age Foundation Walk-a-thon raised funds and spirits for LWers. The event was chaired by Joy and Carl Wiggins and Jeannie Brueggemann was president. Thelma Kramer was the last to cross the finish line. Beef brisket  was on sale for $1.49 per  pound and an original one-bedroom unit in Mutual 8 was being sold for  $45,500.

May 21, 2009 – A new and improved Red Car Museum opened in Old Town after it was refurbished. LWer Kate Pedigo donated a collage depicting her life to the museum. A Mutual 14 fully expanded corner golf course unit was for sale at $249,000 and a Polly’s  strawberry pie was on sale for $9.99 when purchased with a meal.

Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president, at 594-9274, or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1 from 2-4 p.m., Thursdays. For more information on the Leisure World Historical Society, go to www.lwhistory.org.

Perspectives Policy

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

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

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

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

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


Importance of dialing 9-1-1 first

by Victor Rocha

security services director 

Due to a variety of issues and concerns, residents may require a police and/or medical emergency services response to their residence. During these emergencies, some residents have contacted the Security Department before calling 9-1-1.

In any type of emergency, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 first!

Whenever possible, call 9-1-1 from a landline phone. A 9-1-1 call received on a landline phone automatically display your address on the computer monitor of the emergency operator. This is a tremendous help because if you are unable to give the operator your exact address, they will have your address on their computer screen and send assistance your way.

Many residents have medical alert systems that are operated by a number of different companies. Always instruct a medical alert system operator to contact 9-1-1 first, not the Security Department. Having the Security Department contacted first can cause significant delay in sending the assistance you need.

Some residents delay in calling 9-1-1 because they fear what is happening may not turn out to be a “real” emergency. An issue that at first may seem like nothing can quickly become a major issue. Especially issues regarding chest pains, shortness of breath, any type of head injury, etc., should always be considered serious and 9-1-1 should be called immediately.

If you have any questions, contact Security Services Director Victor Rocha at 431-6586, ext.  371, or Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez, ext. 356.

Importance of voting in Mutual elections

by Courtney Knapp

election specialist

Election season is in full swing at Leisure World Seal Beach – but we need your help to make sure that we meet quorum. Voting is a fundamental right afforded to all shareholders so that you can influence the success of your investment. Cast your ballots now – it’s your chance to have your voice heard. If you are a shareholder of Mutual 2, Mutual 3, Mutual 7, Mutual 9, Mutual 10 or Mutual 15, your Mutual is having an opportunity drawing for all those that submit their ballots – reach out to your Board of Directors for additional details. 

Voting instructions are included on the ballot sent by Accurate Voting Services. If you have misplaced your ballot, or if you would like to request a proxy form, reach out to Courtney Knapp, election specialist, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 400, or courtneyk@lwsb.com for assistance. 

If your Mutual does not meet quorum, the Board can elect to extend the meeting date to a later time, in order to obtain the necessary votes.

GRF Committee Meetings 

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

Friday, May 17 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, May 20 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 21 Information Technology Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 Town Hall Meeting

Clubhouse 2 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 Service Maintenance Committee

Administration 1 p.m. 

Friday, May 24 Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Clubhouse 4 Canceled

Tuesday, May 28 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 6 p.m.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

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

Thursday, May 16 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 16 Annual Meeting Mutual 14

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, May 17 Annual Meeting Mutual 7

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m. 

Friday, May 17 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, May 20 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 21 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22 Annual Meeting Mutual 4

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m. 

Wednesday, May 22 Annual Meeting Mutual 16

Administration 2 p.m. 

Thursday, May 23 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 23 Annual Meeting Mutual 11

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, May 24 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Friday, May 24 Annual Meeting Mutual 9

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 28 Annual Meeting Mutual 8

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Mutuals 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 canceled regular meetings in May.

GRF Recreation  newsletter ready

The GRF Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Leisure World Library, has just published its May-June newsletter.  See all the upcoming events for the month at a glance. Be sure to stop by the Library or the Recreation Office in Building 5 for a free copy.


The following carport cleaning day will be adjusted due to the upcoming holiday: 

Memorial Day – Monday,  May 27

Mutual 10, Carports 117-121  will be cleaned on Friday, May 31.

LW Democratic Club

Program features revival of ERA

Members of the SBLW Democratic Club are reminded that the next meeting has been shifted from May 15 to Wednesday, May 29, in Clubhouse 4. All LW residents who are registered Democrats or supporters are welcome to attend.  Come early with a “brown bag” lunch for informal round table discussions before the formal meeting begins at noon. The program will be presented by Mariann Klinger, one of the club’s newest members, who will lead a discussion on the revival of efforts on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

H.J.Res.35, which would restart the equal rights amendment ratification process, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Carolyn Mahoney and Jackie Speirs with the support of numerous other House members, including local representative, Harley Rouda.   On April 30, the House Judicial Sub-Committee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held its first hearing on the amendment in 36 years. A video of that hearing is currently available online at https://judiciary.house.gov/legislation/hearings/equal-rights-amendment. 

The Club’s informal “Lunch Bunch” will meet on Wednesday, May 22, at Denny’s on Westminster at 11 a.m.  

Anyone interested in learning more about the SBLW Democratic Club and its activities or who wants to get better acquainted with new friends is welcome to attend.  Call (203) 520-4050 for reservations.

The monthly Voter Awareness Series originally scheduled for May 28 has been canceled, but will resume meeting June 25 in Clubhouse 3 at 2:30.  E-mail lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call 296-8521, for details.

The club’s annual fund raiser brunch on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. will be catered by Country Gardens. Net proceeds go toward supporting the club’s voter outreach.  As a part of the program, the Democrat of the Year designation will be awarded to Mary Tromp and Diana Carey. The featured speaker will be Chapman University Professor Lawrence Rosenthal, who will be address the Constitutional Case for Gun Control.

For your information:

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



Serving Others

Betty Hacke was born in Wisconsin and grew up on a small family dairy and general farm. Her mother’s family was among the first settlers in America, arriving in today’s Manhattan in 1624. Betty graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and went to work for the American Red Cross doing military outreach. Betty’s mother earned a teaching credential at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater the same year Betty obtained her undergraduate degree. While working for the Red Cross, Betty received a scholarship to study at the University of Chicago, where she obtained her master’s degree in social work. While in graduate school, she lived in one of the famous Hull House settlements in Chicago founded by Jane Addams to aid recently arrived European immigrants. 

 Betty then moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she worked in psychiatry at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. This was an exciting time to work in the mental health field, as the first psychotropic drugs became available. 

After getting married, Betty and her husband moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she worked as a social worker for the local school district. She then moved to California and began working at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. This was another exciting time in mental health as the emphasis was rapidly changing from institutional care to community living. Continuing to work in the mental health area, Betty became employed as a social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, from which she retired after 18 years. Betty loves the desert and after retiring, moved to Parker, Arizona, before moving to Leisure World in 2016. 

 Betty has two sons, one an engineer with two girls in college. One of Betty’s granddaughters plans to studying early childhood and special education and the second is studying engineering in Alabama on a four-year scholarship. Betty’s younger son has spent his career in zoos and aquaria and was involved in the development of the Long Beach Aquarium. Her 7 year-old grandson is also a math whiz. 

Betty has a special interest in archeology and geology and her home, inside and out, displays many fossils. She is particularly interested in trilobites, which are extinct marine fossils. She has taken adventure trips with Earthwatch and was a member of the Southern California Geological Society. In 2017, Betty and one of her sons witnessed the total eclipse of the sun in Idaho Falls. 

 Shortly after moving to Leisure World, while working out in the gym, Betty was recruited to join the Y Service Club by longtime member Roger Miyashiro. She volunteers as a “caller for service,” taking requests by phone from shareholders and finding a club member to help out. She is available to do some small projects, such as assembling small pieces of furniture. Betty enjoys the satisfaction of helping her neighbors and meeting new friends who have joined the club. She looks forward to some of the club’s social events, including the monthly meeting breakfast and social supper, and cites most especially the wonderful food contributed by club President Margaret Humes. 

 The Y Service Club welcomes new members to continue to provide assistance to Leisure World residents who need help with non-professional household tasks. For information on joining the club, contact Membership Chair Bill Denton at 209-0816.


LWer moves from Texas farm to South Gate cleaners

Juanita Montgomery, Mutual 10, is still in a celebratory mood from the wonderful 100th birthday parties she was blessed with in December 2018. 

Juanita and her daughter Cheryl traveled to Texas to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends. She had two celebrations, one with her many dear friends at her Baptist Church and the other at the country club with her nieces, nephews and dear family and friends. Top of her birthday cakes glowed with 100 lighted candles.

Juanita was born on Dec. 15, 1918, on a farm near Paris, Texas, where she grew up. Her mother, Florence Norwood, was born in Texas and lived to the age of 74 and her father William Montgomery was born in Arkansas and lived to the age of 67. Juanita had three brothers and two sisters, but today, Juanita is the only surviving sibling. 

Juanita recalls she rode a horse to get to school. Her father migrated from Arkansas to Texas where he was a farmer raising cotton and corn. 

They had about 25 employees on the farm to pick cotton and corn and do usual farm work. 

Juanita had her designated chores on the farm too. She kept track of weights and the amounts the workers picked, ensuring that what the employees received what they were owed. She was also responsible to pay the workers. 

Additionally, she used a cultivator to breaking up soil and clear the land of weeds and roots.

Juanita’s work experience after the farm consisted of selling candy and nuts at a store in Paris, Texas, and she enjoyed that job. 

On weekends, for free time, Juanita went to town to visit relatives and cousins. Every Sunday they attended church services and afterward the young people got together at someone’s home for lunch and socializing. 

That was how Juanita met John Montgomery. During their friendship and courtship, John was a farmer in Texas. 

In the late 1930s John and his family moved to South Gate, California, where the Montgomery’s opened and managed a dry-cleaning business. 

John served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, in India.

Then in 1942 when she and John married, she came to live in South Gate, California, and she worked at the family dry cleaners doing alterations and attending to customers at the counter. 

John and Juanita had two daughters, Cheryl and Anita. The family lived in South Gate most of their lives. 

Juanita always loved to work in the garden, planting and tending flowers, rose bushes and vegetables. 

Juanita has a dear friend, Velma who lives in Leisure World and Juanita visited often.

One day after John had passed, Juanita decided to look around in LW and moving closer to her friend. 

Juanita’s daughter Cheryl thought that was a wonderful idea and came to help Juanita settle in. That was 1996, and Cheryl liked it so much that she is still here. They both say it has worked out wonderfully well and like living in Leisure World. They expressed how friendly and kind people are and continue to be. They love and appreciate all the clubs, different church denominations and enjoy all the amenities and activities that are available. 

Things have worked out well and she has been able to travel and take cruises, which she en joys. Juanita has beautiful, fond memories of her visits to Rome, the Greek Islands, Panama Canal and Alaska, to name a few. She has always remained active in her church and attends service every Sunday in LW.

Juanita does not recall experiencing financial or difficult struggles during her life. She says her husband, John always provided, and they managed and adapted with what was there. 

She believes the person who most impacted and influenced her was her mother, who was a wonderful mother and a great role model. 

Her advice is to “try to be positive and upbeat, adapt and be content with what you have and always have faith in the Lord.”


Athletes of the Year will be guests at LW clubs

by Cathie Merz


Special Olympic Global Messengers Greg Kozlowski and Jenny Skinner will be guest speakers at the Sunshine Club and Wa-Rites on May 24. They will return on June 6 to speak at the Children-A-Priority meeting.

Many Special Olympics athletes are skilled and persuasive speakers. Every four years, exceptional athletes are chosen as International Global Messengers, to speak on behalf of Special Olympics at events around the world.

Jenny, the 2017 Athlete of the Year, and Greg, the 2019 Athlete of the Year, are part of the Special Olympics speakers bureau. They spend may hours in the community promoting the program and games and raising funds.

Speaking in front of a group  of people is not natural for these athletes, it takes lots of practice and training.

Bev Bender, Mutual 17, wanted to get involved with Special Olympics for years and was excited to find an area where she could volunteer her expertise. Bev is not athletic, but she is totally at ease in front of a crowd.

Bev was impressed by speakers and since she was involved in Toastmasters, figured the speakers bureau was a good fit. 

She signed up to help train the athletes to  become speakers. 

It wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be, but she is “motivated to always keep going.”

Bev believes that not everyone can be an athlete, but everyone  can speak. 

The Toastmasters group Bev attended is composed of 22 athletes. The session began with a four-minute icebreaker that gave a little insight into the speaker’s life.

Bev recently had her first one-on-one training session. It was with Sydney, a gymnast, softball player, cheerleader and equestrian.

Several times Sydney got irritated and upset with herself.

But these athletes “are motivated and always keep going,” says Bev. 

Bev knew going in that it would take longer to train the athletes. But it wasn’t until she got back home, she realized that teaching them was not like helping others she had coached. 

“I have patience,” says Bev, and she looks forward to  helping  the athletes become great speakers who will go out and spread the word about Special Olympics.


Medicare essentials will be explored

Michelle Stone, outreach coordinator for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, May 17, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Her topic is “Making Sense of Medicare: Medicare Essentials.” 

Medicare is a complex maze of ever-changing regulations and coverage options that requires individuals to make critical decisions about their health care direction annually.

She will cover: 

• Understanding Your Medicare Path                   

• What Is A Medigap and Do I Need One

• Part D Prescription Coverage

• Things To Be Aware Of

• Knowing Where You Can Get Help

HICAP is sponsored by the Council on Aging, Southern California, a non-profit agency that provides free, unbiased Medicare counseling. 

HICAP is the most dependable source for assistance which provides complete, unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date Medicare related counseling and support. 

Stone became a state registered HICAP counselor in January 2018. Over the last year, she has contributed to the development and growth of HICAP outreach to Medicare beneficiaries throughout Orange County. She continues to work diligently to create awareness for this essential program through increased visibility of HICAP at local Senior Centers, attending local events for older adults, and increasing the number of presentations HICAP provides throughout the county.

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting. The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the club’s “Save The Earth” program. 

The Sunshine Club is designed to help people get along in the community, for neighbors to have better communication and to get the best out of living in Leisure World. 

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (except the first Friday in Room 9). All shareholders are welcome to attend; membership is not required.

For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

Concerned Shareholders

Discussions held about Mutual bylaws

The Concerned Shareholders will meet on May 23 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Members will discuss new developments in the Recreation Department and the new bylaws for Mutuals 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 14 and 15. 

There will be information on what the attorneys have for done for Mutuals 1, 4, 5 and 12. 

These will be open discussions for all to participate. 

Annual dues are for Concerned Shareholders are $3.


Meeting moved to CH 3, Room 9

The Golden Age Foundation board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 2 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The change of location is due to Mutual annual meetings. 

 All members of the Golden Age Foundation and all shareholders are welcome to attend. 

This is an opportunity to catch up on the latest news and get a preview of upcoming Golden Age Foundation events.


Multi-carport sale is May 23

Mutual 9 is hosting a multi-carport sale on Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the carport area off Foxburg Road. For more information and reservations, call 431-4796.


Tickets on sale to see Angles vs A’s

The Recreation Department is planning the second of three Leisure World Days at Angel Stadium for residents and their guests during the 2019 baseball season. The Angels will take on the Oakland Athletics on June 27 at 7:07. Interested parties should come to the Recreation Office, located in Building 5, lower level to make their purchase. 

Shohei Ohtani, the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year, has returned to the Angels line-up as the designated hitter. Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery in October, a procedure that will keep him away from pitching until 2020.  But his power, his strike-zone awareness and speed  are as prolific as his splitter and fastball. Ohtani throws right-handed and bats left-handed. 

Albert Pujols recently hit a solo home run to become the third player in MLB history with 2,000 RBIs along with Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez. Pujols was displaced in the designated hitter role, and will either a platoon or timeshare at first base with Justin Bour. 

The Recreation Department opted to choose this game over the Reds, which was originally published, to take advantage of the free giveaway of Mike Trout Cooler Backpacks.

Tickets will be presold at the Recreation Office for $40, which includes transportation. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50, and a ball cap may be added for $3. 

Participants need to complete a release form, available at the Recreation Office. The bus leaves promptly at 5 p.m. from the Amphitheater parking lot, but those going must arrive by 4:30 to be processed. Accessible seating is available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The tickets are non-refundable.

For more information, contact the Recreation Coordinator at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com.


Tickets available to see ‘Phantom’

The Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will host a matinee performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m.

Tickets to the performance are $72, including transportation and gratuity. Accessible seating may be available upon request, but cannot be guaranteed.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts describes the production as a “brilliant reinvention is dazzling and haunting, with epic scenes and an unforgettable score.” 

Cameron MacKintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” makes a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” 

The beloved story and thrilling score with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 431-6586 ext. 326 or email events@lwsb.com.


Works of Mendelssohn studied

The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will meet today, May 16, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 for a class featuring the works of Felix Mendelssohn.

Ken Chong will present Mendelssohn’s “Octet, Op. 20,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture and Wedding March” and “Songs without Words.”

Robert Chung will follow at 3:30 p.m. with member’s favorites.

The class is conducted in Korean. The objective of the KACMA is to promote fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music,

including symphonies and operas and by attending concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313; Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377; or Publicity Chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.

PEO card party, lunch is May 22

The PEO will host its card party and luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 p.m.

All Leisure Worlders are invited. The cost is $12 for lunch and games. Call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, to make or change reservations by May 18.

Participants do not need to be a member of PEO to play. People can play any game with any number of players.

PEO is a philanthropical organization that sponsors scholarships for women that need to complete their college education.


Computer class schedule announced

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, and Miryam Fernandez.

• Monday, May 20, Clubhouse 6, Room B

11 a.m. – Computer Questions (computers, iPhones, iPads, etc (Fernandez)

Noon – How to Set Up Google Calendar Part 1(Fernandez)

• Monday, May 27

No class, Memorial Day

• Monday, June 3, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m. – Windows 7, Windows 10 (Sacks)

Noon – How to Set Up Google Calendar Part 2 (Fernandez)

• Monday, June 10, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.- Prepare for test like Calif DMV. (Includes information about REAL ID) (Sacks)

Noon – How to Set Up Google Calendar Part 3 (Fernandez)

For expert computer information and advice, DMV information, to suggest topics and questions, or to join the email list, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122, or email jfsacks@gmail.com.

For basic computer information, iPhone/iPad, Social Media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez, 884-7460. 

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

Nikkei Club will eat pizza, play bingo

Nikkei Club members and friends who would like pizza for lunch and to play bingo are invited Saturday, May 18, in Clubhouse 4 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person to cover the cost of pizza and prizes for the bingo games. Members and guests who want pizza should let a member of the phone committee know ahead of the lunch date so that plenty of pizza is ordered. 

Other dishes, salads, side dishes and desserts are welcome and appreciated. Lunch is at noon.

To order pizza, call Kazuko Monobe, 280-4916; Alberta Karch, 296-5567; or Margie Kido, 544-4463. 

One bingo card per game is free, additional cards are $1.

Flea market planned by Rollin’ Thunder

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club is sponsoring its first flea market. To become a seller,  come to Clubhouse 2 on May  28 at 1 p.m. Sellers must bring their GRF ID cards to  resister.  Spaces are $10 and clothing rack spaces are an additional $5. Spaces will be assigned first-come, first-served. For information, call Brenda Carson, (424) 263-0514.


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hardy, Dolores May



Dolores Hardy, 87, Mutual 2, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019.

 Dolores was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Feb. 17, 1932, and raised in Chicago. After high school she worked for American Airlines as a stewardess. 

She married in 1958 and became a busy mom raising four children. After several family moves, they settled in Tustin where she lived for 25 years. She worked for Pacific Bell for many years, retiring in 1995. Early in her retirement Dolores volunteered at the El Toro Marine Corps gift shop and the S.S. Lane Victory gift shop. She also was a volunteer usher for the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. She loved to see all the shows there.

 In 1998, Dolores moved to Leisure World, Mutual 2. She loved living there, enjoyed her neighbors and made many friends along the way. She joined many activities including the Republican Club, line dancing, chair exercise, Qigong, water aerobics, and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of The Navy League as well as the Association of Naval Aviation, of which she was treasurer for several years. Dolores had an opportunity to land on an aircraft carrier several years ago and for that accomplishment, she became of member of The Tailhook Association. She could not have been more proud of that. 

Dolores was very patriotic and loved her country. The Navy’s Blue Angels were her all-time favorite. She has been to countless air shows over the years. Visiting her daughter in Virginia, she often went to Arlington National Cemetery and put flags on graves of the soldiers. She was known to honor the fallen at the WWII Submarine Memorial in Seal Beach as well. Dolores always flew the American Flag and she never missed a chance to decorate her little area of Mutual 2 with flags.

 Dolores loved to travel and see the many places in the country. She always had a smile on her face, loved to talk to people and never missed a chance to have a cup of coffee.

 Dolores is survived by her daughters, Carrie (Anthony) Mullarky, Leslie (Mark) Wintheiser, Mary (Steve) Elliott; son, Michael; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 A celebration of life for Dolores will be held on Saturday, June 1, Clubhouse 3, Room 2,  from 2-4 p.m. If inclined, a memorial contribution can be made to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA, 92057.

—paid obituary


Rhoads, Clayton Earl 

April 7, 1935 – April 23, 2019

Clayton Earl Rhoads, Mutual 9, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away unexpectedly after a fall.

An avid music lover, many of you may have shared a dance with my dad, played cards or shared a joke and funny story.

Friends and family will celebrate Clayton’s life on May 18 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.


In Memoriam 

James Collins  71

Edward Hernandez  40

Brett Johnson  58

Richard Leasure  71

Esther Angel  89

Edward Loftus  90

David Saewert  68

Dolores Svigals  91

Clifford Mathieu  38

David Risher  67

John Martz  62

Christopher Laguna  48

Wayne Pantermuehl  80

Kenneth Whitlow  67

Beverly Gray  86

Edna Mills  92

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary


On the Go

Day Trips 

Solvang – Thursday, May 23, $26, LW Garden Club, Dee Neri 431-5889 or Gail Levitt 596-1346

Pala Casino —Thursday, May 30, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Gail Levitt, 596-1346

Cathedral Cultural Center, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit – Thursday, May 30, $50, Holy Family Parish, 430-8170

Beauty and the Beast, La Mirada Theater – Thursday, June 6, $85, Children-A-Priority, Juanita Townsend, 431-4026

Tibbies Cabaret Theatre, Rockin’ the Keys: Music of Icons – June 9, $109 with dinner, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

L.A. Opera, “La Traviata” – Sunday, June 16, $33 ticket lottery, GRF Recreation, events@lwsb.com, 431-6586, ext. 326 

Plaza Mexico, La Huasteca Restaurant – Sunday, June 23, $30, American Latino Club, Carmen Edwards, 431-4257

Anaheim Angels vs. A’s – June 27, $40, GRF Recreation, events@lwsb.com, 431-6586, ext. 326 

Harrah’s Rincon – Thursday-Monday, no Tuesdays or Wednesdays, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

Pechanga Casino – Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips 

San Francisco…By The Bay – Five days, May 27-31, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Boston, Cape Cod & Newport – Seven days, June 7-13, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Historic Cities of Eastern Canada – seven days, July 12-18, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Canadian Rockies & Glacier Park–Sept. 8-14, Traveling Tigers Club, Joanna Matos, 598-1849


Day trip includes visit to historic town, seal rookery

by Loni Gardette 

LW contributor

“All aboard the bus” began the day for a party of 52, many sporting their bright yellow signature Sunshine Club tee shirts, destination, San Diego, California. 

The air was resplendent with the happy sound of morning greetings, a few introductions, and last minute instructions regarding the new yellow wristbands that will be used on this and all future Sunshine Club excursions. 

A scheduled stop was to see the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, a historic hotel in the City of Coronado. Eager to view the wooden beach resort, Ben our friendly bus driver pulled into a familiar parking area, however today the parking and traffic was not accommodating, plus the hotel is currently fenced off due to a $200 million project expected to complete by late 2021. 

So being a genial and creative bunch, we headed to sunny Tuna Harbor Park where we disembarked to enjoy our picnic lunches and a nice warm stretch of the legs. 

We spread out and dined in clear view of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, now a Museum, and got up close and personal with the famous “Kissing Statue.” 

This 25-foot-tall statue gets lots of traffic so good luck trying to snap a photo without other people in it. 

Leaving Coronado, many of us marveled at the wonderful panorama of renovated craftsman homes while we played the famous Leisure World guessing game “What did it cost then and what is it worth now.”

Next stop was Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, which offered enough appeal to satisfy all of our taste. 

From a historic hacienda, to old-style pottery and garden decorations, a clothier, a wax and soap shop, a rock and gem stones store, and an outdoor restaurant and plaza where some of us found a tasty margarita, to a luscious last-stop ice cream scoop. While we indulged our liquid and dessert appetites we were entertained with the rich tones of a local troubadour playing a Spanish guitar and singing old Spanish songs. Delightful and handsome.

Still we were not yet done. Bus driver Ben served up a last minute surprise with an excursion through one of La Jolla’s upscale neighborhoods to a lovely park with a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean and La Jolla seal rookery. Harbor seal pupping season was still in play and we were afforded a fantastic view (plus airborne whiff) of the rookery, which is the only seal rookery located in an urban setting. 

With the afternoon sun not yet setting, we pulled onto the 405 and slow-and-go traffic as we headed back to Leisure World. 

Thank you Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Lillian Kennedy, and all who pitched in. Until next time.

LW RV Club spring picnic is May 21

The Leisure World RV Club will have its spring picnic on Tuesday, May 21, at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Hamburgers and hot dogs with all the condiments, plates and flatware, etc. will be provided by the club. Members are asked to being a salad or dessert. The general meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

All residents are welcome. New members are welcome; dues $10 per year per RV. The club meets in Clubhouse 4 on the third Tuesday of the month from January-April and October-December.

Around Town

The sixth annual free Seal Beach Health Expo takes place on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Eisenhower Park at the foot of the  Seal Beach Pier. The expo will feature exhibitors, health screenings and demonstrations. There will be no bus service to the event this year.


Stroll & Savor returns to Second Street in Belmont Shore tonight, May 16, from 5:30-9 p.m. The annual summertime event takes place on the third Wednesdays and Thursdays of the month, May-August. Stroll Second Street while savoring food from 40 restaurants and listening to music at three locations along the route. Tickets, 12 for $10, are sold prior to the event at several stores throughout the shore and during to the event at several locations along the route. The number of tickets required for food varies. Tickets can be used both night in the same month only. Other dates are June, 19-20, July 17-18 and Aug. 21-22.

Sports & Games

Bocce ball helps LWer overcome her challenges

by Peggy Lynch

LW contributor

The round robin bocce ball tournament brought out an interesting success. 

Maggie VanWalleghem suffers from severe Rheumatoid arthritis in her hands. Many small things that we take for granted are truly challenges for Maggie. She hasn’t been able to participate in sports for a very long time. 

However, Maggie watched a You Tube video that showed her how bocce ball is played. She learned that there are several ways to throw the ball. She pulled up her courage and decide to give it a try. 

Maggie learned that she could throw the ball with both hands rather than just one hand. At first she was tentative and seemed to have little strength. But with the coaching and encouragement of other players, she not only improved, but excelled in her bocce ball throwing skills. She became a valuable player and got the ball close to the mark consistently. 

Maggie and her bocce ball partner, Peggy, didn’t make the finals, but they had a really good time playing in the tournament. The sport offers more than just winning the game. It means making new friends, getting out of the house, and having fun.

The moral of the story is that if you think you are too handicapped to participate in an activity, do a little research and find alternative ways to overcome the challenge. You might be surprised to find hidden talents that you didn’t know you had.

Learn to play bocce at clinic

Bocce has become a favorite game of many LW residents and participation is growing. It’s an easy game to learn, exciting to play and suitable for all ages and skill levels. If you’re new to the game and have an interest in learning to play, you’ll want to attend a one day clinic being held on Saturday, June 15, to learn the game from experienced bocce players. 

More information will be available in the future. Also consider watching the seven-week tournament that begins May 19 and runs through July 11 on Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3-5:30 p.m. Or contact bocce organizers Dennis Jensen at djensen323@gmail or Joy Kolesky at Jkolesky7@yahoo.com.

All-LW poker tournament planned June 8

The LW Tournament Poker Club will host its first all-Leisure World Tournament on Saturday, June 8, in Clubhouse 4. A breakfast will be provided at 10 a.m., with the game to follow. 

An entry fee of $10 for club members and LW residents, and $15 for relatives or outside guests will cover the buffet breakfast and final table pay-outs. This will be the club’s first major event since The Gardens Casino bi-annual games were canceled.

Tickets are available at the regular tournament and subsequent tournaments on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are limited, as the club can host a maximum of 90 players, so purchasing early. No tickets may be purchased after June 1.

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


Men, women golfers earn medals

On May 1, a lovely, sunny morning, at exactly 8:15 a.m., golf tournament director Steve Ro walked out to the eighth green and blew an air horn. At that moment 36 men and 32 women teed off in a shotgun start competing on the local course, in an 18-hole, par 54 contest to crown the Leisure World Men’s and Women’s Olympic Golf Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.

With two foursomes starting on each tee the golfers vied for low net and low gross honors. In addition, outside of the Olympic event, a closest to the pin option was added for those who wished to enter that separate contest.

Women’s Medal Winners:

Low Net: Gold-Anne Walshe, 43;  Silver-Kyung Cho, 47; Bronze-Kay Hung, 48.

Low Gross: Gold-Janice Turner, 58; Silver-Devora Kim, 59; Ge Ge Kwak, Bronze, 60.

Men’s Medal Winners:

Low Net: Gold-Jae H. Lee, (won in a playoff), 47; Silver-Dennis Kotecki, 47; Bronze-Won Song, 48.

Low Gross; Gold-Alan Sewell, 52; Silver-Bob Turner, 53; Bronze-Bob Barnum, 56.

Closest to the pin on the eighth and 17th hole:

Women-Yvonne Kim and Bert Thompson

Men- Bob Turner and Steve Walker.

This was the first time in recent memory that so many golfers competed at once for a prize and this was the first ever Olympic event held on the LW golf course. A fun time was had by all with plenty of time for socializing before, during, and after the match. 

Congratulations to all the winners. Medals will be handed out at the Olympic Medal Ceremony currently scheduled for June 5 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.


Hamilton wins her first final table

Katie Hamilton won her first final table at LW Tournament Poker on April 20. Her trip eights beat Bill Clawson’s pair of twos to finish the tournament.

Third place was Harry Sera, followed by Erika Greenwood, Lem Hall and Trai Nguyen. 

Ed Hoffman had high hand with a straight flush. Trai Nguyen was second with four aces. Nancy Floyd won the featured hand of three and 10.

 Winner Hamilton, Mutual 12, has lived in LW for 14 years. She retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. She worked in the LW library for several years, and now delivers LW Weekly. She belongs to the Garden Club and is an avid reader and online poker player.

Cards and Games Scoreboard 

Friendly Pinochle Club winners May 9: Gene Smith, 11,990; Alma Zamaow, 11,870; Charlotte Westcott, 11,460; Gracie Finnegan, 10,910.The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

– Bert Sellers


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club – Winners in the game on May 9:  N/S: First in Strat A: Howard Smith-Bill Linskey; second in Strat A: Bob and Pat Adam; third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bettyanne Houts-Annette Sincock; fourth in Strat A: Bob Mault-Priscilla Caillouette; fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Elaine Dovgard.

E/W: First in Strat A and B: Fred Reker-Ted Wieber; second in Strat A and B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; third in Strat A and B: Chie Wickham-Sally Fenton; fourth in Strat A and B, first in Strat C: Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson; fifth in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-Bea Aron; sixth in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Mark Singer; second in Strat C: Barbara Wallace-Bill Dilks. Winners in the game on May 6, were:

N/S: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Betty Jackson; second in Strat A: Karen Johnston-Mary Lou Hughes; third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bettyanne Houts-Shirley Knopf; tied for fourth in Strat A, tied for second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah and Ted Wieber-Mark Singer (first in Strat C). E/W: First in Strat A: Ann Croul-Shmuel Fisher; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; third in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Fay Beckerman-Mike Ullman; tied for fifth in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock and Harriet Weiss-Beatrice Aron (third in Strat B, first in Strat C). Reservations are requested to play in the Monday and Thursday afternoon games in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays, call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on day of game, at hbsharonb@gmail.com. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call (636)579-1357 between noon-1 p.m. This is the last chance to enter your team for the annual “8 is Enough” Team Tournament Game on Monday, May 20. Up-to-date master points and entry forms are available at today’s game. For more information, contact Ted Wieber at 596-8861 or tjw2453969@aol.com. Midge will not be taking reservations or cancellations for that day.

– Gene Yaffee


Saturday Social Bunco winners May 11: Most buncos, tie, Joyce Ingram. Most wins, Louise Damron. Most babies, Julie Milburn. Most loses, tie, Lois True and Susie Ralston. Door prize, Kathe Repasi. The Saturday Social Bunco’s next meeting will be Saturday, May 25, in Clubhouse 3 lobby. Sign ups begin at 1 p.m. Due to demand for tables a 1:30 arrival is advised. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 3 lobby. For more information, call Doris Dack, (714) 356-0443.


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners May 11: Keith Clausen, 11,140; Al Bonnema, 10,260; Jerry Hore, 9,660; Jim Kaspar, 9,470. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners on May 11: N/S: Dalia Hernandez-Joyce Henderson; Sibyl Smith- Jeanette Estill; Jack Dampman-George Koehm; Bill and Tom Dilks.  E/W: Gary Paugh-Marilyn McClintock; Judy Jones-Al Appel; Sharon Beran-Bud Parish; Mark Singer-Joyce Basch. May10: N/S: Ernie Ross-Roy Tomooka; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki; Thad Mikols-Marilyn McClintock; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki: George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert.  E/W: George Koehm-Dorothy Favre; Paul and Monica Honey; Fay Beckerman-Lavonne McQuilkin; Ellen Kice-Sharon Beran; Judy Jones-Emma Trepinski; Barbara Anders-Julie Mills; Howard Smith-Mariann Klinger.  The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is Friday, May 17,  the  club championship.  

–Fred Reker


Monday Bridge Club winners May 13: Dick Triggs, Marion Standish and Nancy Mender. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 13: Gene Smith, 11,870; Joan Taylor, 11,460; Irene Perkins, 11,400; Ruth Bonnema, 11,280. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

 –Bert Sellers

LW cribbage CLUB

Smart out scores field with an 840

Anita Smart had the high score of 840 in Leisure World Cribbage Club play on May 7. She was followed by Alice Buckle, 835; Howard Bleakley, 833; and a tie at 831 for Gary Jantzen, Dale Quinn and Janet Wade. Bea Lissow and Ron Olsen had six games of 121. Unfortunately Jim Kaspar had no wins today. There were 63 players.

Jerry Hore celebrated his birthday, and all enjoyed his cake and orange swirl ice cream. Alma Zamzow brought in a jar of trail mix. Margaret Smith and Joanne Lester served. Many thanks to all.

Join Cribbage Club members on Tuesdays at noon in Clubhouse 1. 

Don’t know how to play cribbage, call Patti Smith, 242-4674, and she will arrange a lesson for beginners or those who need a brush up. 

Partners are not required and everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. There is always room for more players. Arrive by noon to be assured of a table.


Regalado hits circle on No. 8

Thirty-six members of the Ladies Golf Club played for low gross, low net and circle hole No. 8.

Any golfer who drives the ball from the tee to the green inside the marked circle receives a prize. Congratulations to Betty Regalado who’s ball landed in the circle on the eighth green.

The flight winners were:

Flight A – Low gross, Devora Kim, 28; low net, Janice Turner, 24.

Flight B – Low gross,Grace Choi, 31; low net, tie between Marilyn Hewitt and Pam Krug, 25.

Flight C – Low gross, Patti Smith, 31; low net; tie between Donna Cooper and Sue Yokomi, 24. Betty Regalado hit the circle hole on No. 8.

Flight D – Low gross, Jean Cose, 33; low net, tie between Jeanne Aranus and Ock Im, 22.


Top teams are neck-and-neck

The Shuffleboard Club’s league play continued into Week 25 on May 10. The top two in the standings are now tied and it’s going to be a shootout for first place honors. Only five more weeks until the Champions are crowned. It’s neck-and-neck for the top two, but the third and fourth-place teams have been mathematically eliminated from overtaking the front runners.

Last week the Classics beat Girl Power 12-6. Classics all game

winner was Bill Hamilton.

Sliders beat Puck Masters 14-4. Sliders all game winners were Norb Walsh, Red Ryals and Joyce Pfingston.

Currently the Puck Masters and The Classics are tied 16-1/2 points; Sliders are in third with 9-1/2 points and Girl Power trailing with 7-1/2 points.

Next league game, Week 26, will be May 17 at the Clubhouse 1 Courts with The Classics versus Girl Power and Puck Masters versus Sliders. 

The next last Friday luncheon will be on May 31 right after league play.

Those who want to join or try out the game, practices are during league play at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1. Call president Carrie Kistner, (949) 300-0285, with any questions.

Chess Club Puzzle

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


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

Solution to this week’s puzzle: Solution to this week’s puzzle:  Qc2. The white Queen moves from g2 to c2.  Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

CHESS, page 30

Arts and Leisure May 16 2019

Community Sing

The residents of Leisure World are invited to attend Community Sing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in the Clubhouse 3 lobby.  People who want to participate in Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with leader Byong Choi. 

Bring music for the pianist as needed. After Opening Acts, Byong will lead group singing until 7:15, when he will invite the audience to fill their plates with treats, sit at the tables in the back of the room and socialize. This will be the last Community Sing for the summer. It will resume on Sept. 9.

On May 6 Nancy Maggio was the emcee. Opening Acts began with Ethel Carter singing “Happiness,” followed by Betty Ballen, “It Might as Well be Spring” (a capella); Byong Choi, “O Solo Mio”; Audrey McKenzie, “April Showers”; Bruce DuPont, “How About You?” (a capella); Carmen Edwards, “My Happiness”; Chuck Zeman, “Slow Boat to China” (a capella); and Bob Barnum, “After All the Loves in My Life,” concluding with notes that reached into a high falsetto range (accompanied by his sound machine). 

Pianist Pat Kogok accompanied four of the Opening Acts.                 

Nancy then led group singing until she introduced her half-time guest, pianist extraordinaire, “Mr. Hank” Barto.  He played “If It Takes Forever, Would You Wait For Me?,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?,” “What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” and “Nancy with the Laughing Face,” among others.

The audience applauded loudly and cheered for Hank, showing its appreciation for his wonderful skills on the keyboard.

Many thanks to the club’s faithful pianist, Pat Kogok.

Bring treats to share (in disposable containers) and serving utensils if needed on May 20.

Lapidary Club Luncheon

The Lapidary Club plans to hold a luncheon to honor those members who have been routinely volunteering for the many day-to-day tasks necessary to run the club.

This luncheon will be held on May 29 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Members and their friends who plan to attend are encouraged to sign up in the Lapidary Room to the rear of Clubhouse 4. 

A contribution of $10 per member and $15 for non-members is required.

Taco Tuesdays

Everyone loves Taco Tuesdays. The food is delicious, and now the weather is warm and inviting. The Bula Brothers—Mark, Frank, Don and Craig—will perform live from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays from May through October. 

They  perform their own genre of “Acoustic Roots” music for the taco crowd. 

Song arrangements will extend from acoustic reggae to nostalgic folk. All are welcome to come out and join the Bula Brothers on the patio outside Clubhouse 6 (next to the taco truck) on Tuesday evenings for some great food, music, and fun.

Let the Good Times Roll Concert is canceled

The Let the Good Times Roll Woodstock concert originally scheduled for May 18 has been postponed until Saturday, July 20. 

The show will feature members showcasing a selection of songs sung by some of the 32 artists who performed during the three-day Woodstock festival in 1969. It will start at 6 p.m. and be held in Clubhouse 2.

Cabaret Entertainers

The Cabaret Entertainers will perform Thursday, May 30, in  Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

“Broadway Rhapsody” will be a collection of show tunes from stage and screen. 

The cast will include all the regular Cabaret singers, guest singers and musicians. The show will include dance numbers. 

Theater dress suggested.

GRF Weekly Dance

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

Craig McKnight Band will play ballroom big band era music on May 18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Car Wash

The self-serve hand car wash lot is located on El Dorado Drive between Clubhouse 2 and the RV lot. The area has a hoses, and a car vacuum and hose. The car wash utilizes recycled water. It’s open seven days a week.

LW Orchestra Concert

The LW Orchestra will present its spring concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in Clubhouse 4 (this is a change for the usual Saturday afternoon show). 

Admission is free. 

The orchestra will perform the music of the masters: Handel, Richard Rogers, Brahms, Breval, Bach, Gershwin, Schubert, Offenbach, Chopin, Hoagy Carmichael and others.

The 30-plus piece orchestra has a big sound and full of wonderful harmony. Pianist Esther Chun, who is also the club’s vice president, will be showcased in “Little Rhapsody in Blue,” a piece made famous by the Paul Whitman Orchestra in the 1920s. 

It turned out to be a wonderful crossover between classical and jazz. 

In a much different vein, the orchestra will feature Baroque music from the 1500s-1600s with selections from Francois Couperin, Henry Purcell and Michael Praetorius. 

After the concert there will be refreshments and a chance to mingle with orchestra members and Conductor Rae Boeving. 

The orchestra is always trying to improve its musical balance and could use some new members, especially brass players.  

Contact Fred Reker, (615) 898-0669, if you have played a musical instrument in the past and want to revive your skill. 

Players can help people regain their proficiency. 

GRF Movie

“The Seagull,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in Clubhouse 4.

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. 

Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) from Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), the film explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

Can’t make the movie?  Borrow it from the LW Library for free any time.

Garden Club

Certified horticulturist and garden lecturer C.J. Crockett will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Leisure World Garden Club on May 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. She will discuss when and how to water gardens and houseplants to keep them healthy and thriving.

Crockett is owner and principal designer at House to Home—Fine Gardens Landscape Company. She especially loves to work on small scale, native, low water and pollinator gardens. She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and one of the approved designers for the Long Beach Lawn to Garden program.

She was born and raised in Long Beach, where she still resides with her husband of 30 years. They have two adult sons.

The WE CARE table will be in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. 

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting. 

Poetry Contest Winners

Leisure World Creative Writing Club Poetry Contest winners are Fred Wind for “Shopping, Chicago, 1955” and Deane Cox for “Christmas Malady.”

Wind won first-place in the serious category and Cox placed first in the humorous category. Both poems are printed here. 

The club meets for poetry on the second Wednesday of the month and for fiction/non-fiction on the fourth Friday of the month.


Call me a Scrooge or a Grinch or a Grump 

But Christmas leaves me in a terrible slump

The man with the beard and the nose like a cherry 

Gives me a mood that’s a bit less than merry

My shopping is frantic—my pace a bit  jerky  

And here I am baking my one hundredth turkey!

The meaning of Christmas is lost in the fray 

When we all should be honoring one special day

I do love the warmth and the love and the laughter 

But what I long for is that blessed day after

When I clean out my closets—a symbolic clue

To be off with the old and on with the new

I’m glad I could share in this great Christmas day 

And I’m glad that it’s over—let’s put things away.

—Deane Cox

Shopping, Georgia, 1955

At the checkout counter 

the black lady,

tired after a long day of cleaning houses, 


unseen by the man 

totaling the bill

for the local banker.

Excuse me, I said,

but I think she was here first?

The man said nothing… 


must be deaf as well as blind.

The banker completed his purchase. 

He turned and left.

With a slight grin,

the owner turned his hands palms up,

the universal gesture of 


He grabbed the sign from under the counter.


I raised my eyebrows.

He answered my unasked question.

I’m low on coins,

I’ll have to wait for change.

I paid for the lady,

and held the door open for her.

I walked back to the man.

Don’t worry, sir,

I said,

Change will come.

Change WILL come!

—Fred Wind

Dance Classes and Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes are held Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. (beginners, first hour, advanced, second hour) at Clubhouse 6, Room C; and beginner level only on Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m., Clubhouse 3, lobby. Newcomers should have general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, e-mail grapevinelinedance@gmail.com or inquire in classes.

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

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Members dance to popular favorites at the beginning and learn newer dances in the last hour; $2 per class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: The waltz will be taught at 2 p.m. and big band swing at 3 p.m., Monday,  in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

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

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682. 

•Line Dance, beginning: Free classes are held Fridays (except the first Friday of the month) at 10 a.m., Clubhouse 3 lobby, and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Clubhouse 3, Room 6. For more information, call Barbara Magie, 858-8485.

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

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

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

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

Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.\

Video Producers Club

New programs airing on SBTV in May 2019 are submitted by volunteer certified Leisure World video producers. SBTV is a Community, Education, Government public channel shown on Frontier FIOS Channel 37 and Spectrum Cable Channel 3. Also SBTV is available on the Internet as a live streaming feature on www.sbtv3.org. Copies of the programs can be purchased by contacting the station manager at www.sbtv3.org.

Victor Rocha, Security Director

The guest speaker at the Sunshine Club on March 29 was Security Director of Leisure World Victor Rocha. 

The one-hour program includes a question-and-answer section about Leisure World Security. Camera operator and video producer of the one-hour program is Michael Oh.

Special Olympics

Violette Prentice talks to Special Olympics participants Greg Kozlowski and Jenny Skinner about the Special Olympics to be held at California State University at Long Beach on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Video Producer Joe Osuna was the camera man for this short public service announcement  

Poppy Fields 2019

California poppies were blooming on the Lake Street Trail near Lake Elsinore. It was captured by Anna Derby and Michael Oh, the camera operators. Michael Oh is the video producer of the 15-minute program.

Centenarian Chizulu Boyea

Centenarian Chizulua Boyea was interviewed by Nickie Weisel. Chizulu talked about  life and previous jobs before retirement. The half-hour program camera operators were Anna Derby and Michael Oh. Michael Oh was the video producer.

Nikkei Club with Anna Derby

Anna Derby was the featured speaker at the Nikkei Club. 

She explained how the Sunshine Club came to exist and the motivation to create it. 

Michael Oh was the video producer of the half-hour program.

Olympic Gold Metal Swimmer

Deena Deardurff Schmidt was the featured speaker at the Sunshine Club. 

She talked about her experiences leading to her Olympic Gold Metal presentation. 

The one-hour program was produced by Michael Oh.

GAF Centenarian Luncheon 

On Tuesday, April 9, the Golden Age Foundation celebrated Leisure World’s Centenarians with certificates, a luncheon and entertainment to celebrate a hundred years of youthful living. 

In attendance were GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny, City of Seal Beach Mayor Thomas Moore and GAF Treasurer Sandy Geffner. 

Centenarian certificates were handed out by Thomas Moore. 

Entertainers Lori Porter, Andre Du Somme, Tosca Lies, Holly Thompson and special guest, nine-year-old Jay Nesser,, provided musical numbers of the centennial era. 

GAF President Anna Derby produced and hosted the festivities. Cameras were operated by Irene Cistaro, Michael Oh, and Paul Bassett.  

The video was produced by Paul Bassett.

Discount LBSO POPS! tickets offered

Jeannie Berro of Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of  members into her long-standing Discount Season Ticket Group for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Pops 2019-2020 season.

The concerts are Saturday nights at 8 at the Long Beach Arena.  Seats are in the Center Loge, Section 111, and there is dancing in two sections near the stage for people who are so inclined.

Carpools will be arranged. 

The schedule is:

• Oct. 26: An Evening With Lucia Micarelli, Vocals and Violin: She has collaborated with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Jethro Tull.

• Dec. 21: Holiday Pops! with The Copa Boys reuniting to spread cheer singing famous holiday tunes and Rat Pack standards. 

• Feb. 22, 20: Mardi Gras Madness: A lively, fun-filled evening centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz.

•March 21:  A Sondheim and Lloyd Webber Celebration:  A tribute to the great Broadway composers.  Broadway stars singing tunes from “Gypsy,” “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Evita,” “Cats”  and “Phantom of the Opera.”

  May 9:  A Night of Symphonic Rock: The symphony with vocals and guitar, featuring an all-star six-piece rock band performing  the greatest classic rock hits of all time. Pack a picnic, bring favorite cocktails and invite your friends.

See longbeachsymphony.org for more information on Subscriber Only benefits. They include free lost ticket replacement and flexible ticket exchanges (for other POPS and Classics concerts for the same season). 

Also, additional individual concert tickets can be purchased for guests  at pro-rated same low rate. Subscribers can also get a dining discount card for local restaurants that applies on concert dates and Sunday-Thursday nights for the season.

The price for Berro’s group is $93 for five concerts. The regular group rate is $204. 

Call Jeannie at 284-6054 between 9  a.m.-9 p.m. for more information.

Korean American Association

The Korean War Veterans Appreciation Dinner will be held on  Thursday, June 13, in Clubhouse 2. The annual event is hosted by the Korean American Association. 

For more information or to make reservations, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Long Beach Home Tour

Six  architecturally significant private residences, located in unique neighborhoods throughout the city, will be open for public viewing during the 18th annual “Great Homes of Long Beach” tour on Sunday, June 2, from noon-5 p.m. The tour features one-of-a-kind homes designed and built by some of the most renowned names in the city’s architectural history, including Miner Smith, Cliff May and Hugh Davies. 

Many of the homes maintain the original architectural elements, while others have been carefully restored to respect the original design. They are located in the charming neighborhoods of Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Virgina Country Club, Bixby Knolls and Rancho Estates.  

“The tour celebrates the unique nature of Long Beach, with its diverse architecture, culture and neighborhoods,” said event chair Mary Lou Martin.  

Tickets are available through the Long Beach Heritage and Long Beach Home+Living websites at https://www.lbheritage.org/tours-events/great-homes-tour/ and http://architecture.lbhomeliving.com/

For more information, call 493-7019 or visit www.lbheritage.org.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour. All are welcome to come and sing the old “Hit Parade” favorites, Broadway tunes and songs made famous in movies. 

Helen Onu is the song leader, and singers are encouraged to become song leaders. Piano accompaniment is provided by Barbara McIlhaney. Special thanks to Eric Nelson who stepped in for Barbara  at the last session.

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.

CH 4 lockers must be cleared

In anticipation of improving resources in GRF amenities, all lockers currently held by clubs, organizations and Mutuals must be emptied of all contents in the near future.

But only Clubhouse 4 is required to do so immediately.

A new locker system will be installed in Clubhouse 4 soon, and every locker that has not been vacated must be cleaned out completely by May 24. 

Groups are asked to contact Consuelo Reyes in the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 279, to confirm the locker has been emptied and whether they want to continue having a locker. 

As reconfiguration and upgrading of storage are just starting, clubs should plan on not having clubhouse storage available for an undetermined, extended time period, currently estimated at four-six weeks.

Notices will be provided in the LW Weekly and by email when the other clubhouses will be affected to give people ample time to find alternative storage areas for club supplies.

 GRF thanks all affected for their cooperation in helping to it to improve the community.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will hold a membership meeting on May 22 at 10 a.m. Social time starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All are welcome.

Francie Kennedy, who is passionate about microhistory and  fond of maps and old county histories, will speak. She often stays up late collecting resources for her students in beginning methodology classes, and integrating these resources in new ways. 

Francie believes that the study of the past through the fascinating lens of genealogy can bring a new understanding of the world. 

Francie is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and speaks to genealogical societies on a variety of topics ranging from Google to geography. 

President of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society and a recent speaker at RootsTech, Francie attended Pomona College in Claremont and is a fourth-generation native Californian.

A treasure trove of historic maps is available online. 

Maps are vital for understanding the times and places where  ancestors lived and help assess the geographic and political influences on their lives through the records they left. 

This illustrated talk includes intriguing examples of the many types of maps useful to genealogists, including geopolitical by era, cadastral and plat maps, topographic, transportation and other kinds of maps including bird’s-eye view and fire insurance maps. 

Francie will give tips for online exploration of major collections and the pursuit of additional maps using Cyndi’s List, Google, and links found at universities and major research libraries. 

She will also share a brief introduction to making maps using Google My Maps, which can be used on its own or exported to Google Earth for additional layering.

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

There is no charge for these workshops. and everyone is welcome. Upcoming workshop topics are:

• May 16:  “Ancestry.Com 101”—Learn how to use Ancestry Part III (Bring questions)

• May 23: “How to Use Google & Google Alerts for Genealogy Research”

• May 30: “Daughters of the American Revolution: Are you Eligible?”

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

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

Community Karaoke

This month of Ramadan promotes charity—and faithful Community Karaoke Club member Galal Gado is offering everyone delicious pizza slices during the month of May. Galal has always been very generous to  karaoke performers, who appreciate and thank him.

Pete Tupas sang a sweet song called “Mamma” in honor of Mother’s Day, followed by Walt Piippo, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”; Ric Dizon, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”; and David Noble, “Fool Such as I.” Other featured singers included Janice Chapman, Ruby Johnson, Barbie May, Pat Kogok, Rick Hering, Walt Bier, Helen Schultz, Bev Adams and Susan Kelleghan to name just a few of the club’s dedicated karaoke performers. 

Everyone is welcome to the weekly parties on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Tasty pizza will be offered next week along with other donated treats and hot coffee. 

Video Producers Club Classes

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

Photo Arts Contest

Everyone is welcome to enter the Photo Arts Club Photo Contest. Prizes, ranging from $25-$100, will be awarded. Non-club members will pay a $10 entry fee. All entries must be submitted at the June 13 meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 9,  at 1:30 p.m. Entry format shall be a minimum print size of 8×10 and no larger than 11×14 mounted on a 16×20 mount board.  

For more information, call 430-7978. 



SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 05/16/19


Meet active female, love pets, activities, humor. Jim – 562-596-0097, 562-400-9444. 

losa@verizon.net. 05/16



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 06/13



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. 



Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001. 

Messages (562) 598-1000. 07/18



General Contractor

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


License #954725. 08/29/19




Sound proof walls. Triple pane wndows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 07/25




JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. 

Call JR 562-519-2764. 07/04



Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 06/27


Richard’s Handyman Service –

Big or small, I do it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187.

Seal Beach Business License

HUG0002. 05/16


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 06/20


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336. 05/16




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

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 07/04




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 07/04






Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and much more cleaning.

Tito 562-658-9841. 05/16







(562) 833-3911. 

State License #699080. 06/06




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 05/23



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



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


562-596-0559. 07/04




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski.

Seal Beach Business 

License #LIV0004. 06/13

Leisure World 

Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 9 am-5 pm, 562-430-2836



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




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


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538.  05/23


Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 10/03/19


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 07/11


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. 

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business

License MOR0008. 05/30


Looking for energetic person with general hardware knowledge to work at a local Ace Hardware Store. Call Tyler 562-400-4450. 05/23


Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 06/06



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. 06/20/19


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic #CAM0006. 07/25



Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 10/17/19



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 06/06


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. 05/23


Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 05/23


I will care for male or female. I do light housekeping, grocery shopping, laundry, doctor’s appointments and all other needs. 562-370-4544. Seal Beach License #MAD0010. 05/30



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/11




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski.

Seal Beach Business 

License #LIV0004. 06/13






Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001a. Call 562-505-1613. 08/01


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


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

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 05/23




Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/06




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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 12/05/19

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


2 scooters excellent condition, 3-wheel $475, 4-wheel $575. 562-431-6859. 05/16


Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License #ABL0001. 06/27


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores, blood tests, etc. 

Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 05/16



Consientious, dependable,

Professional… and your Neighbor.

Providing locals trustworthy

affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation. Interested?

CALL 562-537-1298. James. 05/16


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 05/30


Rides by Russ, 

with the personal touch

For over 3 years I Have been givign all types of rides to Leisure World residents. I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. I work 4 evenings each week for security and the rest of my day is devoted to my customers. 

Russ 714-655-1544. 05/16

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted

Need reliable used car for my daughter. High miles okay if well-maintained. Will pay fair market value in cash. 

Call Jane at 562-331-3301. 05/16



Don’t trade-in your car just yet!

We pay premium prices 

above trade-in.

Our appraisers will come to you. Simple, Fast & Secure.

Call us today

(714) 712-0204

The Car Buying Company

Licensed & Bonded. 05/16



Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 07/25

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 05/30 




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787.  05/23



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/06


1 Drive Stander Security Pole w/GrabBar – never used still in box, 1 Drive Bed Rail, l Stander Easy Adjust Bed Rail, 1 Drive Bedside Commode – Never used. Contact:  Sharon  714-287-0088. 05/16

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Estate Sale by Owner – 13451 St. Andrews Dr., Apt. 124B, Mutual 5. May 16, 17, 9:00 am – 2 pm. 

Eclectric furnishing, modern butcher-block bar table & chairs, vintage armoire, glass display cabinets, L-shape computer desk, twin bed, vintage metal swing set, storage cabinets, book shelves, knick knacks. 


Estate Sale – 13311 Twin Hills Dr., Apt. 55C, Mutual 12. May 16, 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lovely 7 piece wicker patio set, oil paintings, down sofa, butcher block island, decorative household items, upscale pans and kitchenwares, ladies and men’s clothing, large stain-glass hanging lamp, new curtain and rods, electric scooter, 1965 Regal guitar. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818. Seal Beach license GDD0001. 13101 Nassau Dr., Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at htts://www.flickr.com/photos/120349245@N07/albums


Sidewalk Sale: We are moving – clothes, corningware, collectable cups, etc. 1380 Weeburn Rd. 81C, Thursday – Saturday, May 16-18, 8:00 – 3:00 p.m.



Yard Sale by Owner


May 18, 8:30 – 1:30 p.m.

1221 Knollwood Rd, #47D.

Vintage collectibles, Dollar clothes. Books – Shells, CD’s – Suitcases. Jewelry – Shop Vac – Dishes – Beads. After pancake breakfast stop by, we are down the street. Rain date – May 23rd.


Estate Sale: Mutual 2, 10H, 1680 Monterey Rd., May 16 and 17,Thurs and Friday from 9am to 2pm. beautiful Birds Eye Maple Dresser, ladies clothes, Fur Jacket, White wicker furniture, White Queen Bed with bottom drawers, 2 floor lamps, kitchen items and much more. Yay!  Please come by and say Hello! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.




MUTUAL 3, #16F

Fully Expanded, 

Recently Remodeled

3 bay windows. 3 skylights

A/C-Heat 2 Bdr. 2 Full baths

Corian Counters,

Laminate Floors. Washer/Dryer


MLS #OC19097966


BRE #01129082

714-474-6204. 05/16


For Sale MUT 1 Fully Expanded 2 BDR Corner 13751 St. Andrews #34A. Excellent location w/greenbelt view. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, close to laundry, Extended living room with 3 large windows, 1 bedroom w/walk-in closet. 940 sq ft Living space. Offered at $244,000. Motivated Seller. Contact 562-626-8079

or 714-654-8643. 06/06


Two lovely plots at Forest Lawn in Cypress. 949-394-6910. 05/16


Best tomato in the world – 

the organic Italian heirloom. Imported – very limited, $7 plant. First come/cash. Sells fast. 

562-240-7396, Mutual 5.  05/16

For Sale: Love seat, soft matte yellow. Excelent condition. $50. Must be able to take away. If interested, please call and leave a message. 562-493-2831. 05/16


Plantation shutters: Sized for Leisure World bay windows. 

2 each – 37” x 51.5” – Fit one window (74” x 51.5”); 2 each – 48.5” x 51.5” – Fit one window (97” x 51.5”). Can be trimmed. Off white. $175.00 OBO. 562-594-4524. 05/16


Coffee table $25, small pub table $20 OBO. Excellent codition. Doris 714-330-4609. 05/16


Grandfather clock – Selling Herschede Grandfather Clock. The clock was purchased in the 1970s. It is in excellent condition. Herschede grandfaher hall clocks have been built since the early 1900s. I am relocating out of California to another state and cannot take it with me. Will take $250 or best offer. Call (562) 431-2584. 05/16


For sale new three wheel bike with rear basket and lights. Paid $400. Will take $250. Call 562-799-6315.