LWW Trans/Vie 10-10-19

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Redeemer Respite Center is a place of hope

Editor’s note: Some names were omitted or changed to protect privacy.

by Ruth Osborn


Downstairs in the basement of Redeemer Lutheran Church is a little-known but precious haven for people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment. 

Redeemer Respite Care, an Orange County Care Connections Outreach program, is designed for seniors who are frail, require extra care and supervision or are diagnosed with mild to moderate memory impairment. Founded in 1997, the program is affordable and available to everyone in the Leisure World community. It is open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (714) 899-1692. 

It’s a place of safety for the clients and one of hope for the caregivers who love them. 

“It’s been amazing,” said Patty. “I came here for 15-plus years, one day a week. Her husband, who is now in a care facility, has Alzheimer’s. She visits him there but still returns to Redeemer, just to say hi to the people who work here. 

“We became friends,” she said. “Some have passed away or moved over the years, but the friendships endure. They understand what we go through. I watched my husband for 20 years, and it took a toll on me.”

“For all of us who leave our people here, it’s a secure place. There are activities, trivia puzzles, arts, crafts, music and stuff to keep them busy.”

It’s true. The place is bustling. On one wall is a colorful collage of artwork under the banner “Memories.” 

Captured here are brightly rendered paintings depicting the wispy recollections of people who are holding on to what they have. 

Ray has painted the desert with an endlessly high sky over sandstone mountains. It seems to be a remembered place from another time. Tom’s “Tiger Face” is the outline of a big cat, whiskerless and without a mouth, but with big eyes gazing out.

There are several pictures of butterflies, as if the artists are captivated by the idea of lives in flight; and one picture shows two animals, perhaps rabbits, one smaller than the other, nestled together inside a ring of yellow and green. The painting evokes the feel of a mother and child sealed in bubble of love.

The beautiful Memory Wall  is a silent witness of once-full lives. Distant and fading recollections are the struggle of dementia but clearly there are ways to tease out the strongest links to life: love, freedom, flight, open skies.  

The wall is part of the Alzheimer’s Orange County “Memories in the Making” program. Volunteers train through Alzheimer’s OC and then go to sites like Redeemer’s center, to facilitate the program. Polly Cross is Redeemer’s volunteer. She guides clients in painting their pictures and encourages them to express their feelings and ideas as they are creating. 

Mary Taylor, OC Care Connections administrator, and Lori Dion, Redeemer’s on-site supervisor, also help people to reattach, however briefly, to the precious things in their lives. And they are very creative about it too.

For example, after a funeral, Redeemer Lutheran had a five-foot wide floral arrangement of roses, carnations and wild indigo. 

“It was absolutely stunning,” said Redeemer Lutheran Pastor Lisa Rotchford. “But what do we do with it? I took it downstairs. (A respite care client) was sitting alone, and  her face lit up when she saw the flowers.”

It turns out she was a florist in her life, so Lori got some vases and scissors, and (the client) made arrangements that everyone got to take home. 

“The flowers honored a man at his funeral, and they got a woman out of her shell,” said Pastor Rotchford.

Another shell-breaker is Dottie, a service dog that periodically visits the site. One client in particular loves dogs and as soon as he sees Dottie, he gets down on all fours to snuggle. He and his wife, who brings him to the program, are new to the Redeemer center. She heard about it in a support group. Her husband is recovering from a stroke. 

“This program has been amazing,” she said. “It’s one day a week but it gives me a break, some time alone, and I don’t have to worry. I know I can leave him and it’s OK.”

The power of community is evident. 

Clients arrive, have a morning snack and coffee, and then begin the first activity of the day. It could be word games, puzzles or a memory exercise. Afterward, they get up for a walk and do chair exercises. 

The rest of the day is filled with sing-alongs, lunch, rest and maybe a movie or TV show. 

The afternoon quiet time “gives clients a chance to rest since they stay engaged the entire time they are with us,” said Mary. “After the rest, depending on the day, they will either do Memories in the Making, a craft or other activity before getting picked up at 3:30 p.m. 

“Our caregivers create the activities for each day, and they are sensitive to clients’ needs when choosing them.”

The center also celebrates birthdays and other special occasions when the families come and have lunch.

The Respite Care Center offers a full day of care and cognitive conditioning for $55; a scholarship is available.

“I love our program because it isn’t only about providing activities or care; it’s also about treating our clients with dignity and compassion,” said Mary. “Oftentimes we get caught up in the diagnosis or disease, but what they truly need is space to feel like individuals who are seen and treated with respect and value, and I believe our program can remind the larger community of this need too.”

SB Police Chief named

Seal Beach Police Cmdr. Phil Gonshak has been promoted to chief of police effective Sunday, Dec. 1. City Manager Jill Ingram announced Gonshak’s promotion on Sept. 30. He is a 19-year veteran, who spent seven years as an officer in his native Tempe, Arizona, before joining Seal Beach’s police force in 2007. 

He has served as police officer, corporal, sergeant and commander where he has had a variety of assignments in patrol, field training, special investigations, narcotics, and SWAT operator and sniper.

Additionally, he is currently serving as West County SWAT Commander for a regional team which serves the cities of Seal Beach, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Westminster and Fountain Valley.

 “Chief of Police Joe Miller has expertly led the Seal Beach Police Department ensuring the community remains one of the safest in Orange County,” City Manager Jill Ingram said. “Commander Phil Gonshak’s breadth of experience, leadership skills and management abilities combined with his keen knowledge of the community make him well-suited to become the city’s next chief of police with the ultimate goal of serving and protecting everyone who lives, works or visits Seal Beach,” she added.

Cmdr. Gonshak has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a POST Management Certificate, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration, all from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute’s Class #384, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program, and the FBI National Academy Class #260. 

Cmdr. Gonshak and his family live in Seal Beach. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters and two-year-old grandson as well as teaching public administration courses as an adjunct professor at CSULB.

“Being appointed to serve as Seal Beach’s next chief of police is certainly the highlight of my career,” Cmdr. Gonshak said. “I’m extremely grateful for the trust and confidence I’ve been given by City Manager Jill Ingram, the City Council, and my colleagues at the police department. I am looking forward to continuing to serve and protect our community in this new role.”

The city will bid farewell to current Police Chief Joe Miller during the city council meeting Dec. 9. Chief Miller is retiring after more than 31 years of exemplary leadership and service with the Seal Beach Police Department. 

During his nearly three-year tenure as chief, he gained the confidence and respect of the City Council, City Manager, City staff, police department and community.  Under his leadership, the SBPD benefited from improvements that included enhanced community-based policing such as the creation of the COP Team, the Leisure World Investigator, and the establishment of five new police officer positions.

Blood Drive is Oct. 25

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Health Care Center.  

One donation can save up to three lives; every donor makes a difference. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

To schedule an appointment, call Lisa Love at (909) 282-6685 to make an appointment or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code “leisure.” 

GAF Gala

Join friends and the Leisure World community for an evening “On Broadway” hosted by the Golden Age Foundation. The 46th gala to honor its donors will be held on Oct. 19 in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 4:30 p.m.

A complimentary photo booth will be staffed by photographers Harry Varnas and Mel Blake.

Country Garden will cater the dinner, and entertainment provided by Ryan Christopher, RCA recording artist. For more information, see the Gala photo on page 20.

Arts and Crafts Fest

The 51st annual GRF Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Arts & Crafts Festival is for the purpose of encouraging the creative talents of Leisure World GRF members. 

LW artisans who want to participate can sign up at Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7-9 a.m. 

While invited to exhibit their products, participants must adhere to guidelines established in Golden Rain Policy 1481; items for sale at the festival must have been made by the shareholder/member. No manufactured articles may be sold. Each seller must live in Leisure World and be a GRF member to sell at the festival. 

Flu Clinic

The annual Health Care Center Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Each mutual is scheduled by time (see schedule, page 18); a make-up clinic on Oct. 29 will be in the Health Care Center, Conference Room 1.

OptumCare is offering two vaccines this year: a regular dose and a stronger dose for residents age 65 and older. The cost for the flu shot is $40 for the regular dose and $64 for the stronger dose. The costs are higher than last year for everyone. 

There are two ways to pay:

• Your health insurance. Bring your insurance card. Your insurance company will send you an explanation of benefits (EOB) in next month as proof of payment. This is not a bill. Note: The clinic cannot accept Kaiser Permanente. 

• The clinic also accepts cash payments. Payment must be collected before receiving the shot; cash only. 

Mutual  Appointment Time

Mutuals 8 and 9 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Mutuals 4 and 11 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Mutuals 1 and 17 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Mutuals 10 and 14 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mutuals 2 and 16 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Mutuals 12 and 15 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mutuals 3 and 5 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Mutuals 6 and 7 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m.

Missed appointments 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

An additional flu clinic will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Health Care Center Conference Room 1.

GRF Fall Festival

The 2019 GRF Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Clubhouse 6. The LW CERT Club, in conjunction with the Security Department and several service clubs, will demonstrate what is new in emergency preparedness. The L.A. Sound Machine, a Gloria Estefan tribute band, will be rocking outdoors with a Latin flavor. The band highlights all of the mega-hits from the 80s to today. 

Food will be offered by Koffel’s food truck as well as a tri-tip barbecue ($10) for heartier appetites. The Theater Club will provide complimentary face painting.

In addition to OC agencies and LW Service clubs, vendors include:

• SOCAL Animal Response Team (SCART)

• The Salvation Army

• OC 211

• LW Radio Club


• Make A Difference CPR, First Aid and AED

• Blue Can Water

• CERT Study Group

• Security


• More Prepared  

• ARES, a radio communications service group in L.W.

Shuttle service will be available from the Clubhouse 4 lot, so plan to park and ride. For more information, contact events@lwsb.com. 

AES Energy Update

The AES Energy Center is undergoing construction. Workers are getting the combined cycle gas turbine ready for commissioning and start-up activities. 

Part of the process involves blowing steam through the new system’s piping, which started last week. Steam blows cause an intermittent, temporary hissing noise and large steam plumes, which initially have a yellow or light orange color. The California Energy Commission regulates steam blows, which are allowed during daytime only. Noise levels are within limits set by the City of Long Beach.

California Telephone Access Program

The California Telephone Access Program offers a range of free, specialized phones that makes it easier for people to hear, dial and call. It also has phones that are designed for those with restricted mobility, speech impairments, or who are blind or deaf.

Applying is easy.  

1. Pick up an application form at the Health Care Center, Library, News Office or the Member Resource Office (Administration Building, 2nd floor). Fill out Part 1.

2. Have Part 2 of the application filled out and signed by a medical doctor or other authorized professional.

3. CTAP representatives will be in the LW Health Care Center for the next three months on Oct. 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon, and Dec. 27 from 10 a.m.-noon to answer questions about the free specialized equipment. They will have equipment on display. People who have fully completed application forms signed by their doctors may be able to receive equipment that day. 

CTAP will be able to process the first 10-12 people on a first-come, first-served basis. It will not phone exchanges for existing customers at these events.  

For more information or application forms, call 1-800-806-1191 or visit www.CaliforniaPhones.org (web chat available).

A local full-time service center is located at 681 South Parker St., Suite 210, in Orange; cross streets are Town and Country and South Parker

—Cindy Tostado LCSW, GRF Member Resource & Assistance Liaison

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Beit HaLev

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

 In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah 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.

The Torah reading for this Shabbat T’shuvah (The Sabbath of Returning) is “Ha’azinu,” and Moses completes his final address to the Israelites in a song.  The man who feared that he was incapable of speaking to Pharaoh expresses eloquently the future of the Israelite people, including his vision of their eventual rejection of HaShem and punishment through exile. Moses is then given a view of the land he will not enter before he ascends Mt. Nebo and his death.

The schedule of livestream services (links are above) for Sukkot is:

• Sunday, Oct. 13: Erev Sukkot, 6 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 14: Sukkot Day 1, 10:30 a.m. 

• Tuesday, Oct. 15: Sukkot Day 2, 10:30 a.m.

Hebrew classes are suspended for the high holiday season. Classes will resume on Nov. 6. Call (562) 715-0888 to enroll.

LW Baptist

The Leisure World Baptist Church holds a Sunday service on Oct. 13 in Clubhouse 4. Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m. Friends gather at the round table for coffee until 9:45 when the morning worship service begins.

All sing the call to worship, “He has Made Me Glad,” a great hymn of praise written by Leona Von Brethorst. Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “We’re Marching to Zion.”

Congregational hymns include “How Firm a Foundation,” “God Has Spoken” and “Wonderful Words of Life.” Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Romans 9: 25-33 is titled “God’s Prophetic Word is Absolutely Sure.”

The closing hymn will be “The Old Book and the Old Faith.”

The Prayer Room is open following the service.

A women’s Bible study and fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Oct. 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Rachel Axelrad. An oneg Shabbat will follow the service.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Axelrad. An hour of Torah study will began at 10:15. The service will continue until about noon and will be followed by a potluck lunch. 

Sukkot services will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, in Clubhouse 3 Room 9, from 9:30 a.m-1 p.m., led by Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes.

Join the Congregation in the sukkah on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for “Pizza in the Hut.” Enjoy delicious pizza and wave the lulav and etrog in the hut outside Clubhouse 3 next to Veterans Plaza near Room 8.

Services for Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes.

Celebrate Simchat Torah with the Congregation on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes. The service will feature a dedication of two new Torah covers donated by the families of Henrietta Zarovsky, and Rita and Harry Hasten.

A plaque will be placed on the Memorial Board. A light lunch will follow services. 

RSVP by Oct. 17 to Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 or grandmagene83@gmail.com.

A Bat Mitzvah class is in the works. Interested women should email their names and email addresses to Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

An “Ask the Rabbi” column is being set up in “News & Nachas.” Email questions for Ask the Rabbi to Mel Chazen.

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

—Scott Simensky

Salvation Army Home League

The Home League of the Salvation Army will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14  in Clubhouse 4.

Capt. Josh Sneed will lead prayer and the Pledge of Alligiance.  

People will receive a ticket for door prizes when they sign in.  

The group is mourning the loss of Janet Mulligan, an active longtime member. 

She was always willing to help wherever needed. 

All are welcome and many different programs will be coming, including the Interfaith Thanksgiving service on Nov. 25.

Community Church

Community Church is served by teams of volunteers it refers to as “Gushers.” Their role is to welcome (or gush over) the congregation every Sunday morning.  People who enter the church by crossing the alley and accessing through the back gate are greeted by our friendly “Alley-Gater.” This special volunteer monitors the gate and keeps the property secure, and most importantly, welcomes all who come to the worship service.

The congregation is also served by the church’s Usher and Coffee Fellowship Service Teams. They strive to present a welcoming, kind and accepting community where everyone feels like part of the Community Church family.

Anyone who is interested in further investigating membership at Community Church is invited to attend a “Coffee with the Pastor” session today, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

The Sunday evening Bible Study, led by Joy Reed, meets at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  The topic is “Christ’s Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Pastor Johan Dodge will give a scripture-based message. The Scripture Lesson is Luke 17:11-19. Serving as lay liturgist will be Carmen Edwards. Worship services are at 9:50 a.m. followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall. 

—Sue Long 

Redeemer Lutheran

October is “Growing in Faith” month at Redeemer Lutheran Church. A new member orientation and informational meeting will be held at the church at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 10. Come and find out more about the church congregation and opportunities to serve our Lord and our Redeemer.

“Healing & Faithful Thanks-giving” is the title of Pastor Lisa Rotchford’s sermon this coming Sunday, Oct. 13. It is also “Food Ingathering Sunday” where the congregation collects non-perishable food for the Orange County Food Bank.

The altar flowers this week are given by Carl and Jessica Keene in honor of their anniversary, and by Dee Sessa in memory of her husband, Peter, and son Douglas. 

The choir will lead the congregation in “Just as I Am.” Karen Ford will greet people at the door, and Maria Swift will usher them into the stained-glass sanctuary. Scripture readings and prayers will be led by Violet Quist and Juanita Townsend.  

The church is on St. Andrew’s Drive, next to the golf course/ swimming pool and across from the Administration building with ample parking. People are also welcome to attend the combined Lutheran/Episcopal midweek worship service for prayer, reflection and Communion at 11:30 a.m.  every Wednesday.  

Under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer, the study of Matthew, Mark and Luke will be the focus of the weekly Wednesday Bible class on Oct. 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the upstairs Conference Room — no steps or ramps (totally accessible).

Assembly of God

This Sunday, Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will deliver the sermon, “The Unfinished Church,” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Denise Smith is the worship leader; Diana Mushagian will lead the offering and share church family news, and Carolyn Van Aalst will give the monthly mission report.

A Hymn Sing will be held in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 at 6 p.m., led Pastor Dan. Those present will select the hymns. Denise Smith will bring special music, and Norma Ballinger will conclude the service with the devotion, “Burlap, Satan or ….?” This informal service is attend by people from Leisure World and beyond who enjoy singing the great hymns and gospel songs of the church and having fellowship with the other believers.  The evening concludes with fellowship time around the tables, sharing treats that people bring.

Two prayer services are held each Sunday, at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. People share prayer needs and praise reports and pray for the services to follow.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, a Bible study from the book of Revelation starts at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Pastor Sam Pawlak leads the study.   

Vistors are warmly welcomed at all services and gatherings.

Holy Family Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Oct. 13.

The First Reading is 2 Kings 5:14-17 and the Second Reading is 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

  Masses and Confessions Schedule

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

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

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30 -11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Clubhouse 4.

Ven. Vui Mung, also known as Joyful Heart, from Desert Zen Center will present Buddhism in a simple way; people are encouraged to ask questions. He will begin the session with a guided meditation.

Check the website at LWSB.com under Religion, Buddha Circle, for more information. There are no membership fees. All residents are welcome. Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Joyful Heart in his teachings. For more information, call (714) 933-5122.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal St. 

Theodore’s Episcopal Church will meet for a Communion worship service at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.

The Rev. Lisa Rotchford will continue an October series on faith, titled “Healing and Thanks-giving!”

All are welcome to join in worship, followed by refreshments and fellowship in the easily accessible conference room. There is also a  a Lutheran/Episcopal combined Communion service at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly will host Dr. Stanley Moodley at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 13. Stanley is the president of Grace International Southern Africa and essentially oversees the work that was started by the original pastors, the Bronkhorsts. He pastors a significant church in South Africa and oversees over 375 churches in Southern Africa. All are welcome.

The church is located just outside the St. Andrews Gate.

Spiritual Living Center

Rev. Joshua Reeves will be the guest speaker this Sunday, Oct. 13, at the 9  and 11 a.m. services at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach. He will give a talk on “Seeds of the Heart.” Inspirational music will be provided by Cheryl Crandall and Lindsey Hundley. 

The Center is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service. With open hearts and minds, self-transformation is promoted in the creation of a world that works for everyone.  For more information, call (562) 598-3325.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church has had to say good-bye to beloved Pastor Phillip O’Malley, who went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 7. Born in 1936, he served the nation in military service for over 27 years. After retiring as a sergeant major, he served at Calvary Chapel Downey for over 30 years as school administrator. Indefatigable, at age 70 he went back to school earning his PhD in Christian Education. His memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.

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

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

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation “I Surrender All,” “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” and “It Is Well.” The Communion hymn will be “I Am Thine, O Lord.”

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “Shine, Jesus Shine.” Elder Jack Frost will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing Pray.”

Anita Ragole will sing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” followed by Jeanette Reker who will read Matthew 27:62-66.

Pastor Gene’s message is called “The Sealed Tomb,” based on Matthew 27:55-66. Jesus was dead. His body was placed in a sealed tomb. A huge rock was rolled into place. A detachment of Roman guards prevented entrance or exit. The stage was set.

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. 

Call the church office at 431-8810 for further information. 

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Community Sing

The residents of Leisure World are invited to come to the Community Sing on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.  People who want to participate in the first half hour of Opening Acts should come at 6 p.m. to sign in with emcee Nancy Maggio, bringing piano music for the pianist as needed.

After Opening Acts, Nancy will lead group singing until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest, Janet Ray.

On Sept. 30 Carmen Edwards was the leader.  Opening Acts began with Ethel Carter singing “What a Wonderful World.”  Then Audrey McKenzie, “Beyond the Reef”; Byong Choi, “Autumn Leaves”; Richard Yokomi, “City of New Orleans” (accompanying himself on his electric guitar); Chuck Zeman, “Deep Purple” (a capella); Bruce DuPont, “Bye, Bye, Blackbird”; Bob Barnum, “Catch the Wind” (a capella) and Essie Hicks singing “I Have a Dream” (a capella).  Pianist Pat Kogok accompanied four of the performers. 

After Opening Acts, Carmen led the audience in group singing until 7:15 when she introduced her half-time guests, the Hui O Hula dancers. These ladies, dressed in colorful Hawaiian dresses and leis, brought Hawaiian percussion instruments made of gourds, feathers, and bamboo sticks. They sang five numbers: “Pua Iliahi,” “Aloha Kauai/Vioula,” “I’ll Remember You” (dedicated to two members of the Hui a Hula Club who have recently passed away), “Lei Hooheno” and “What a Wonderful World,” with audience participation, showing the hand and arm movements for the words. This last song was accompanied by Pat Kogok on the piano.    

The audience was entranced by the lovely dancing and impressed with the skills of the dancers, moving back and forth, changing line formations and playing the percussion instruments in sync.

The dancers were rewarded by the audience with loud applause and cheers.  

One of the dancers took a group picture of everyone—including the audience and dancers.

Carmen then asked the audience to pass in their books and stand for the singing of  “Kumbaya,” which wrapped up the musical evening.  

Many thanks to pianist Pat Kogok and Bob Barnum for helping with the moving of items on and around the stage before the dancers performed. 

LW Dines Out

Finbars Italian Kitchen will serve on Oct. 21. Reservations are not required. 

Hometown Buffet will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet Oct. 28 for $11, all inclusive, starting at 4:30 p.m. It now accepts checks, cash and credit cards.

Hometown Buffet will host a Sunday Brunch buffet and omelet bar, $11 for everything, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 on Oct. 13. The buffet is all you can eat on site (no takeout).

Menus are published in the LW Weekly and on LW Live!

People can use regular Minibus service to get to the clubhouse until 6:30 p.m. and there is on-call service for the special needs Access bus. For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

For more information about the food services in Leisure World, contact the Recreation Coordinator at events@lwsb.com.

Community Karaoke

With a smile on her face, Audrey McKenzie put a lot of expression into her chosen song “This is My Life” during the Wednesday night Community Karaoke party. The audience was treated to a variety of songs, like show tunes from Bob Dodson and Sally Glausser, a rockin’ gospel tune from Pat Kogok, and a prayerful “Ave Maria” from Ruby Johnson.

Many performers got people swaying with the music and tapping their feetm including David Noble, “I Saw the Light”; Ric Dizon, “Are You Lonesome Tonight”; Essie Hicks, “Under the Boardwalk”; and Karen Morris, “Monster Mash.” Folks like to pair up and try duets as did Tony Tupas and Janice Chapman, Tillie Stiehr and Diane Wasserman plus Bob Barnum and Susan Kelleghan.

Host Walt Bier encouraged everyone to dust off their Halloween costumes for the karaoke night contest with prizes on Oct. 30.  Everyone is sure to have fun singing some scary songs. All are welcome on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m.  People can practice their songs on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. 

GRF Movie

With a smile on her face, Audrey McKenzie put a lot of expression into her chosen song “This is My Life” during the Wednesday night Community Karaoke party. The audience was treated to a variety of songs, like show tunes from Bob Dodson and Sally Glausser, a rockin’ gospel tune from Pat Kogok, and a prayerful “Ave Maria” from Ruby Johnson.

Many performers got people swaying with the music and tapping their feetm including David Noble, “I Saw the Light”; Ric Dizon, “Are You Lonesome Tonight”; Essie Hicks, “Under the Boardwalk”; and Karen Morris, “Monster Mash.” Folks like to pair up and try duets as did Tony Tupas and Janice Chapman, Tillie Stiehr and Diane Wasserman plus Bob Barnum and Susan Kelleghan.

Host Walt Bier encouraged everyone to dust off their Halloween costumes for the karaoke night contest with prizes on Oct. 30.  Everyone is sure to have fun singing some scary songs. All are welcome on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m.  People can practice their songs on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. 

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 on the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Tango is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; fox trot, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

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

•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. 

•Dance Fitness: Move to energetic music and dance steps while using muscles, improving balance and increasing strength and stamina. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 296-8068.

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

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs Room C; 2-3 p.m., advanced; 3-4 p.m., newcomer/beginner; 4-5 p.m., intermediate; 10-minute break between classes. For more information, inquire directly in class or email grapevinelinedance@gmail.com.

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

•Leisure Time Dancers: West Coast Swing will be taught at 2 p.m. and nightclub two-step 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 799-9482. 

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

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

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

•Zumba Club: Come join the party while dancing and exercising to different rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha,  hip-hop, Bollywood and jazz. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Mary Romero at 431-0082

Ad Hoc Sing Along

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

Helen Onu is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson.

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

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

Friendship Computer Club

The Friendship Club offers free computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The club meets on the first, second and fourth Mondays in Clubhouse 3, Room 4; and on the third Monday, in Clubhouse 6, Room B. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 14,  Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Computer/iPhone/iPad Questions (Fernandez)

Noon—Google Photos-New update (Fernandez)

Monday, Oct. 21, Clubhouse 6, Room B

11 a.m.—Calif  DMV  Test Prep (includes information 

about REAL ID) (Fernandez)

Noon—Meet “Siri” (Fernandez)

Monday, Oct. 28, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—iPhone Tips & Tricks (Fernandez)

Noon—Browsing the Internet (Fernandez)

 Classes are free.

Monday, Nov. 4, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Android Phones and Tablets (Sacks)

Noon—Privacy & Security on the Internet (Fernandez)

Monday, Nov. 11—No Class, Veterans Day Holiday

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

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

Video Producers Club

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

Photo Arts Club

Everyone is welcome to the October meeting of the Photo Arts Club at 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Ben Benjamins will lead a discussion on the composition of a pattern design using photos submitted by the members.  The  photographers will describe their thought process in “making” the picture.   

Members will vote for their favorites prior to the discussion.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. The workshops are open to everyone and are free. The Genealogy Library is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Workshops include:

•Oct. 10: Death Records

•Oct. 17: Witches & Witch Trials

•Oct. 24: Find-A-Grave

•Oct. 31: Halloween Party; people are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to share and come get acquainted.

SBTV-Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule.Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. Playback schedule available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, Oct. 10

4 pm Early Television Theater

5 pm Head Master

5:20 pm Korean Night 2019 – LW

6 pm Latino American 

Club Mariachi Real

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts 9 pm Cerritos Center-

Drumline Spectacular

10:30 pm Sea Inside

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Friday, Oct. 11

4 pm Harmonizing Humanity

4:30 pm Early Television Theater

5:30 pm Latino American

Club Mariachi Real

6:30 pm McGaugh Go West!

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm Cerritos Center—Barrage 

8 Strings Concert

10:45 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

11 pm Vintage Vehicles

Saturday, Oct. 12

4 pm Pickleball/Hui O Hula

4:15 pm Head Master

4:30 pm Early Television Theater 

5:30 pm Sea Inside

6 pm Korean Night 2019 – LW

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

11 pm SB City Limits: 

Charles Tentindo

Sunday, Oct. 13

4 pm SB Planning Commission 

Meeting, replay 10-7

6 pm McGaugh Go West!

7:42 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Cerritos Center-

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Monday, Oct. 14

4 pm Pickleball/Hui O Hula

4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

5 pm Early Television Theater

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach City Council, LIVE

8:30 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Cerritos Center-

Barrage 8 String Concert

10:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Tuesday, Oct. 15

4 pm Early Television Theater

5 pm Latino American Club 

Mariachi Real

6 pm Korean Night 2019

7 pm McGaugh 1st Grade 

Weather Show 2019 

8 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade 

Sing of America

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Seal Beach City Limits with

Charles Tentindo

10:30 pm Live at the Ford

Wednesday, Oct. 16

4 pm Head Master/Pickleball/

Hui O Hula

4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity 

5 pm Ocean Perspectives

6 pm On Q – 8bit Jazz Heroes 

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm Cerritos Center – 

Bronx Wanders

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

*All programming is subject to change.

Opera Club

Everyone is invited to come and watch “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Part 2. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. The opera is based on an ancient Greek myth depicting every man and woman who are called on to endure the universal emotions of love and loss which are heightened here by Gluck’s ingenious music.  Club member Frieda Davis will summarize the story for those who missed Part 1.

Act 3 opens with a stressed Orpheus urging Eurydice to follow him out quickly, but Eurydice, who is unaware of Orpheus’ mandate to not look at her until they are out, questions his behavior and faints.  When Orpheus turns to help her, he discovers that by looking at her he violated his mandate and sees her dying forever before is very eyes. Orpheus is about to kill himself when the god of love, Cupid, appears and declares that Orpheus’ fidelity is restoring Eurydice to life. In the temple of Cupid, the lovers sing while shepherds and shepherdesses dance to celebrate the power of love.

The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Room 2 is open at 1 p.m. No dues or fees are collected.  For further information  contact Beverly Emus, LW Club president at (562) 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com. 

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. The Vinyl Rock Band, a nine-member Orange County-based band that performs classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, will play on Oct. 12 in Clubhouse 1.

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and mingling with them on the dance floor.  They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).  

The band will be performing on the second Saturday of the month at Clubhouse 1 at 7 p.m. Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

The Recreation Department asks residents and their guests 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 allow adequate time for the custodian to tear down rearrange the set-up for the next occupants.

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

• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual 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, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.

Pages 4-5, 20-26

Perspectives, pg 4

Watch Your Step

by Cathie Merz


Federal agents recently cracked a Medicare fraud scheme, “Operation Double Helix,” that enticed seniors to get their cheeks swabbed for unneeded DNA tests. 

The hoax preyed on people’s fears of harboring genetic markers for diseases such as cancer. Genetic testing is not generally used to screen for cancer.

The alleged scam flourished at a time when many people are getting DNA tests to trace their family heritage. 

This scam puts the patient’s Medicare ID in the hands of imposters who can sell it for illicit purposes and potentially compromise unique details of an individual’s make-up.

This scam could also lead Medicare to deny future coverage for genetic testing when there really is a need, since the patient’s record would show such an analysis was already done. Patients should only have genetic testing if their own doctor orders it, officials say.

 “Operation Double Helix” targeted telemarketing companies, doctors and labs. 

In the scam a telemarketer or in-person “recruiter” convinced Medicare enrollees to take a genetic test, assuring them that the program would pay the full cost. The patient provided his/her Medicare information. A doctor connected to the imposters approved the test, and collected a kickback from the recruiting company. A lab participating in the scheme ran the test, billed Medicare, and shared payments it collected from the government with the recruiter. 

The  crackdown was a joint effort by the FBI, U.S. attorneys’ offices, and the Health and Human Services inspector general. More than 30 people were charged around the country. Medicare was billed about $2 billion in this scheme.


Darlene Merrill, Mutual 1, recently received a call from “Medicare” offering her a free knee brace and back brace. 

Durable medical equipment (DME) fraud is one of the leading ways criminals commit health care fraud. It is commonly accomplished by filing false insurance claims with Medicare or insurance companies.

Unlawful DME companies solicit beneficiaries through robocalls and allegedly pay doctors to write prescriptions for “free” medical equipment, like a back or knee brace, which are then billed to and paid by Medicare, without any patient interaction or with only a brief telephone conversation with a patient that they had never met or seen.

It’s illegal for a medical supplier to make unsolicited telephone calls to people with Medicare. The exceptions are if written consent was given to have the supplier call about an item the supplier already provided, or if the supplier delivered equipment in the previous 15 months. Also, a supplier may call you to confirm delivery and billing information for a new item if the doctor contacted the supplier on the patient’s behalf.

Suppliers cannot get around the phone call ban by hiring an independent marketing firm. Medicare will not pay claims from suppliers who make unsolicited, illegal telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working closely with the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigations to end these fraud schemes. 


Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone.

Protect yourself from Medicare fraud. Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card. 

• Medicare will never contact you for your Medicare number or other personal information unless you’ve given them permission in advance.

• Medicare will never call you to sell you anything.

• You may get calls from people promising you things if you give them a Medicare number. Don’t do it. 

• Medicare will never visit you at your home.

• Medicare can’t enroll you over the phone unless you called first.

Letters to the Editor


The restaurant/bar survey neglected to ask if respondents wanted to have just a restaurant without a bar. I suspect that would have been the majority choice. Did they not ask because a restaurant without a bar is not profitable?

While I would be in favor of a casual restaurant with no bar, I absolutely would not like to use clubhouse space for it. In fact, that should have been on the survey – Clubhouse 1, Clubhouse 2, or no clubhouse at all.

If they put it in a clubhouse, would that prevent groups that reserve the clubhouse from having BYOB events or from using their own caterers? Would events held in that clubhouse be prevented from using the kitchen facilities because they would be reserved for the restaurant’s use?

Would GRF (meaning the shareholders, actually) have to put up money for remodeling or other changes to accommodate a restaurant?  How much is anticipated, and what is the payback period?  There are so many questions to be answered and facts to be clarified that I think there should be a town hall to discuss this before it goes any further. Actually I think this is one of the worst ideas GRF has suggested.  Restaurants do not make money for several years, and many are out of business within five years.

Beverley Bender, Mutual 17


 In June 2008, a significant court case labeled GRF an “Association,” thwarting GRF’s intention to remain a Community Service Organization.  GRF operated as a CSO for 45 years prior to the court case, and that designation, coupled with the coordinated business model, benefited the entire LW community.  The roles of GRF and the 16 separate Mutuals were clearly defined in relation to the community’s governance.

The impact of the court case has been, and in all probability will continue to be, debated. What should be evident, however, is the uncertainty, confusion and sometimes chaos in relation to the GRF/Mutuals’ relationship, because that relationship is no longer clearly defined.

The blowback from this court case is reflected in Mutual assessments.  In the eight years prior to the court case, my Mutual assessment increased approximately 11 percent. Since the 2008 court decision, my assessment has gone up 66 percent!  

Someone please tell me, how exactly did this court decision benefit LW?

Mary Milhone 

Mutual 2

Setting It Straight

The notice about the 405 on-ramp closure on page 2 of the Oct. 3 edition of the LW Weekly was incorrect. The ramp that is actually closed for about a month is the northbound I-405 on-ramp from southbound Beach Boulevard near the border of Westminster and Huntington Beach.

The location of the 2019 OptumCare Flu Clinic was omitted from the Oct. 3 story. The flu clinic will be held in Clubhouse 6. See page 1 for more information.

Government, page 5

The following is a recap of the Presidents’ Council meeting on Oct. 3 in Clubhouse 4.

Presidents’ Council

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Seal Beach Leisure World was convened at 8:58 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Clubhouse Four, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Meeting Recap:

•The regular monthly Council meeting minutes of September 5, 2019, were approved by general consent of the Council as written.

• Mike Weedall of Fenn Pest Control outlined the mosquito traps program including price, scheduling, storing, and safety of the mosquito traps.  Mr. Weedall will provide the technical name of the pesticide and safety sheets to the Council.

•Eloy Gomez, Safety/Emergency Coordinator, discussed ways to reduce mosquito breeding and prevent mosquito bites.

•Julie Rodgers, Purchasing Manager, discussed Mosquito Dunks which are available for purchase at Copy & Supply.

•The Council had no unfinished business to discuss.

•Victor Rocha, Security Services Director, summarized operation of the Security department, towing, and parking enforcement. 

Also mentioned was that policies and procedures will be reviewed.  Upcoming discussions with mutual boards will include decals, knoblocks, selective enforcement, due process, occupancy checks, and emergency preparedness.

The next Council meeting is Thursday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Mutual 6 Town Hall

Mutual 6 will host its annual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.  All Mutual 6 shareholders are encouraged to attend. Items on the agenda include:

• Presentation of 2020 budget and Mutual reserves

• Fire Inspections, Nov. 4-15, Buildings 53-68

• Emergency Preparedness and the California Shakeout Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

• Shareholder questions-and-answers

Property Tax Update

Many Leisure World residents will see a significant increase in the property tax payment portion of their monthly assessment. Although under Proposition (Prop.) 13, property values can only increase up to 2 percent per year, if you have been receiving the benefit of Prop. 8, a Decline in Value law passed in November 1978, your 2020 tax payments may have an increase of more than 2 percent.

Here is how Prop. 8 works. In the wake of the economic downturn in 2007, many homeowners took advantage of Proposition 8 to reduce their property taxes. Prop. 8 allows for a temporary reduction in the assessed value when real estate values decline. 

Prop. 8 amended Prop. 13 to recognize declines in value for property tax purposes. As a result, Revenue & Taxation Code Section 51 requires the Assessor to annually enroll either a property’s Proposition 13 base year value factored for inflation, or its market value as of Jan. 1, whichever is less.

Once a Prop. 8 reduced value has been allowed, that property’s value must be reviewed each year to determine if any restoration of value is warranted. 

 Values determined under Prop. 8 only apply to one assessment year; therefore, as the market recovers, property values can increase more than 2 percent per year, until it reaches the assessed value limit determined under Prop. 13. The two-percent-a-year value change limit does not apply to assessments made under Prop. 8. It only applies to the base value set under Prop 13.

Here is an example of how 2020 tax payments may result in a higher than 2 percent increase over last year. Please refer to the table below. For units that have experienced a decrease in base value under Proposition 8, the law allows for the restoration of the base value to the amount that it would have been under Proposition 13 if there had been no Proposition 8 adjustment. This means that if housing prices had fully recovered to pre-recession levels, the unit in our example could have gone from a base value of $182,000 to a base value of $210,130.  This is because, if there had not been a Proposition 8 adjustment, and the property value had been adjusted up every year by 2 percent, it would be at a value of $210,130 for the 2019-2020 tax year.

Some shareholders have seen a full restoration of their unit value because their initial drop in value was small.  Many other shareholders have seen a partial restoration of their unit values.  Those shareholders whose units have not seen a full restoration of value will see additional increases in the future, as the market continues to improve and home prices continue to rise.

Supplemental tax bills will be sent to shareholders whose property values were lowered after the economy pounded the real estate market in 2007-08 and have been reassessed at higher values for the 2019-20 tax season.  The tax bill covers the increase in assessed value for the six months from July 1- Dec. 31, 2019.  The county’s tax year is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, and the supplemental bill will cover the first half of the tax year and the increase in your monthly tax payments will cover the second half of the year. 

Additional information regarding Proposition 8 can be found at  http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/decline-in-value/#FAQs.

from the GRF Finance Department

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, Oct. 10 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 14 Mutual 9

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Oct. 16 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 17 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 18 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 24 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 28 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

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

Thursday, Oct. 10 Communications/IT Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 Executive Committee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14 Finance Committee

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 14 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

GRF Board

Executive Session

11:00 a.m., October 18, 2019

Administration Conference Rm

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935; agenda subject to change

A. Call to Order-President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E.  Member Disciplinary 


F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

COMMUNITY, pages20-26

Korean-American Classic Music Academy

The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will host the Los Angeles Christian Singers in concert on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. This is the fourth time the group will perform in Leisure World. Previous performances brought rave reviews.

The choir will sing a special song, “Yearning for My Home Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge,” written by the late Luke Kim, husband of Grace Kim. Dr. Kim wrote the words and music while an intern in San Francisco. “I was homesick and melancholic. I was expressing my feelings through the music,” he wrote. Other songs include “Over the Rainbow” and several numbers written by Puccini. 

The singers studied music in Korea, Europe and the United States. They are opera singers, professors, radio commentators and choir directors. 

There is no admission, but a free will donation will be collected to support the group’s community projects. 

This year the singers have designated its funds to a mission that supports a children’s choir and music education in Kenya.

Sunday Bingo

Bingo games, sponsored by different Leisure World clubs, are played at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 2; doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome. Complimentary refreshments are served.

The Oct. 13 games will be hosted by the Gadabouts. The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; St. Therese of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion, the fourth and fifth Sundays.

PEO Luncheon/Card Party

The next PEO luncheon and card party will be held Oct. 30, one week later than usual, in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. All Leisure World residents are invited to join the fun, men and women combined or separate  are invited to play any game they want.  

The PEO will not host games and lunch in November or December, due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The lunch is $12, which pays for entree, salad, roll, beverage and dessert, tax and tip included.  

To start a new table or make changes, call Jan Krehbiel before Oct. 27 at 431-8240. PEO is national organization that sponsors scholarships for women.

Golden Age Foundation

The Golden Age Foundation is sponsoring The Salvation Army Donation Truck on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot.

People are welcome to donate clothing and small household items, things that can be carried into the truck. Large pieces of furniture, small e-waste items, note pads and cell phones will not be accepted. All items should be clean. 

The donation truck will return in February, the same day as Golden Age Foundation Shredding Service day. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Mutual 7 Patio Sale

Leisure World residents are invited to Mutual 7’s annual  patio sale today,  Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be lots of items for sale; bring small change and bills (no large bills).  

Maps to participating households will be on signs in orange buckets on Northwoods Road, St. Andrews Drive and Oakmont Road.

LW Republican Club

The LW Republican Club is honored to announce that Assemblyman Tyler Diep has been confirmed as speaker for the Oct. 16, meeting at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Diep was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2018. He represents the 72nd District, which includes the Orange County cities of Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, portions of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, and Santa Ana, and the unincorporated areas of Midway City and Rossmoor.

For the 2019-20 legislative session, Assemblyman Diep serves as vice chair for the Housing and Community Development Committee and the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media. He also serves as a member of the Appropriations, Public Safety, Transportation, Labor and Employment, and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.  He is also the Republican Alternate to the Rules Committee.

Diep has proven to be a taxpayer advocate. In 2017 and 2019, the Orange County Taxpayers Association recognized him with the coveted “Rose Award” for his opposition to new and higher taxes. Diep’s priorities include common sense infrastructure spending, promoting job growth and creation, continuing a strong commitment to public safety and protecting access to health care.

Assemblyman Diep has long been committed to public service as he was first elected as director to the Midway City Sanitary District in 2006. He was then elected to the Westminster City Council in 2008 and in 2014. He was unanimously selected as vice mayor in 2010 and 2018.  Professionally, he served as a senior advisor and small business outreach specialist with the California State Board of Equalization and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.  In addition, he is also a proud small business owner in Huntington Beach.

All are welcome to attend the meeting as members start to gear up for the 2020 campaign. The club will also have voter registration forms and a petition to recall Gov. Newsom available to fill out. 

—David Harlow, 

club president

RV Club

The Leisure World RV Club is having its first meeting of the fall on Oct. 15 in Clubhouse 4. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with an Italian-themed potluck dinner. 

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Plates, bowls, flatware and water will be provided. 

Bring serving utensils for dishes.

An update will be given on the balloon festival and the Lake Havasu fireworks show. These events sell out early, and reservations should be made soon.

Suggestions for activities and camp outs are always welcome.  

Y Service Club

Col. (CA) Richard W. Lalor, public affairs officer, Joint Forces Training Base, will speak at the Y Service Club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Col. Lalor serves as the public affairs officer for both the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos and Los Alamitos Army Airfield. 

He has received numerous military awards and decorations. 

A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., hosted by Sylvia Makus and Ida Van Wyk. 

President Dianne Hart will conduct a short business meeting at 8 a.m., followed by Col. Lalor’s  presentation at 8:30 a.m. 

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend the meeting to learn more about the Y Service Club’s role in the Leisure World community.

Mutual 2 Emergency Training

The Emergency Buddy System (EBS) of Mutual 2 will hold  a special training session for the Great California ShakeOut at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. All Mutual 2 residents are requested to attend and bring their chairs to the greenbelt park located between buildings 21 and 34.  

There will be a demonstration of the Drop, Cover and Hold On instructions for people using canes, wheelchairs, walkers and able persons. Each attendee will receive a free emergency metal  whistle.  

The hour-long training will cover critical topics such as fire, floods, shootings, airplane crashes and earthquakes applicable to apartments and buildings in Mutual 2.  

EBS volunteers will serve sandwiches and bottled water at the conclusion of the training. 

EBS and CERT volunteers are reminded to wear their badges, emergency vests, bring their FRS radios, whistles, clipboards, pencils and chairs. 

Contact Dr. Rosa Fabian, (562) 240-5212; Joanna Matos, (562) 598-1849; Teresa Turner (714) 768-3414; or Fara Quirin (714) 625-5141, for more information.

Democratic Club

Sen. Tom Umberg will address the SBLW Democratic Club’s membership meeting at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Clubhouse 4. He will cover the accomplishments of the recently ended 2019 session of the California State Legislature.

Visitors are welcome to attend. Members and their supporters should arrive by 11:30 with “brown bag” lunches to participate in informal round table discussions with board members and others in attendance. Persons interested in being table hosts should contact Clara Wise at (909) 957-9886. Table host training is available.

 On Sept. 23, Mary Larson, the club’s immediate past president, joined President Mary Tromp at the monthly meeting of the Democratic Orange County Central Committee. In response to a question from Larson, the County Registrar of Voters clarified the procedure for “No Preferred Party” voters to participate in the March 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Election. 

During the meeting, the Central Committee, which is the governing body for the Democratic Party in Orange County (DPOC), also adopted new positions on several key issues. 

The first resolution called for an end to the criminalization of those experiencing homelessness when there is a lack of alternative for shelter and to settle Housing is a Human Right Orange County v. County of Orange. They also approved a measure requiring the Democratic Party of Orange County to choose socially responsible union Fair Hotels when organizing hotel events.

Most of the meeting was spent debating and finally passing a resolution calling for the reform of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).  ICE was created in 2003 through a merger of the investigation and interior enforcement elements of the former U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service. ICE now has more than 20,000 law enforcement and support personnel in more than 400 offices in the U.S. and around the world with an annual budget of approximately $6 billion.

For more information about The Democratic Party of Orange County, the majority party representing more than half a million registered Democratic voters in California’s third-largest county, visit www.ocdemocrats.org or call (714) 634-DEMS.

On Sept. 28, SBLW Democratic Club members Kathy Moran, Peter Rosenwald, Jacquie Clarke and Mary Larson joined members from other 48th Congressional District Democratic clubs at a gathering sponsored by Congressman Harley Rouda.  All of the attendees were delegates to the Oct. 5 Candidate Pre-endorsing Conference, and most of them will be voting members at the upcoming California Democratic Convention to be held on Nov. 15-17 in Long Beach. Rouda, who will be seeking re-election in 2020, shared some of what he had accomplished since taking office in January.  

He has introduced over 400 bills and resolutions, many that are of interest to Leisure World residents, including the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, Disability Integration Act of 2019, West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2019, California Clean Coast Act of 2019, and Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2019. The bill titled Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 became public law on June 25, 2019. Many others have passed the House and are awaiting consideration in the Senate. For a full listing of Rouda’s accomplishments, go to https://www.congress.gov/member/harley-rouda  

Also on Sept. 28, 11 SBLW Democratic Club members joined 1,000 other Orange County Democrats at the DPOC’s 25th Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner. Speakers at the event were Rusty Hicks, chair of the California Democratic Party; Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33); and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (AD-80).  The Party’s signature Truman Awards went to Orange County’s four freshman Congressional representatives:  Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Harley Rouda (CA-48).

 In preparation for the Oct. 28 Voter Awareness Series meeting dealing with addressing gun legislation, club members are encouraged to read Thom Hartmann’s new book titled “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.”  It is available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.com.

 Correction: Thu-Ha Nguyen’s name was misspelled as it appeared in last week’s paper.  As noted, she is the only Democratic candidate who has currently filed to run in the 72nd Assembly District against Republican incumbent Tyler Diep.  Born in Saigon five months after the city fell, Thu-Ha has been a resident of Garden Grove since 1995 and was first elected to the city council there in 2016. She ran for reelection against Duy Nguyen in 2018, winning with 71.6 percent of the votes.

For more information about the SBLW Democratic Club, email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or visit http://sblwdems.wordpress.com. There is also an up-to-date calendar of both club and related events on the website. 

American Legion Auxiliary

Julia Carpenter, co-president of the Los Alamitos Senior Class, presented a program on the leadership development program of the California Girls State for 2019. Julia was elected by her peers as the mayor of her community for the week. She is also an excellent violinist and has attended the annual fashion show.

The American Legion Auxiliary is collecting donations of small toiletry items, socks, new underwear and small purses to send to the Women on active duty in the military. Bring donations to Jean Sudbeck no later than Oct. 11.  Jean can be reached at (562) 594-0209.  

All members are invited to the board meeting on Friday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.  Members are urged to attend the District meeting on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Cypress. A car pool will leave the parking lot by Jean Sudbeck’s apartment at 8:15 a.m.  Call Jean to reserve a seat.  

Don’t forget about making poppies every Wednesday at 10 a.m.  in Clubhouse 1. All are welcome.

Sunshine Club

Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor Phil Mande-ville will be the Sunshine Club’s guest speaker tomorrow, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Mandeville will cover how to help yourself, your neighbor, and your Mutual during an emergency. 

He’ll discuss disaster preparedness, joining clubs that help in a disaster and answer questions regarding disaster preparedness. 

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics to enhance living in LW. The club does not endorse the speakers or their businesses. It solely provides information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is on-your-own. 

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save The Earth” program the club began about five years ago. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins. 

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

For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Grief Group

A Journeys support program provides a safe place to process feelings of loss with others. The free eight-week support group is sponsored by Pathways and open to all. The series of meetings will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Dec. 3, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Each week a new topic will be introduced. Group members will learn tools to help them move forward in their grief journey.

To RSVP and receive details about attending the group, contact Cindy Tostado, GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison, at 431-6586, ext. 317.



Timberlake, Barbara Gail

1937 – 2019

Barbara Gail Timberlake, age 82, of Mutual 3 died on Sept. 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gabriel Gayou, who died in 1989; second husband, George Timberlake ,who died in 2012; parents, George and Alberta (Lee) Wigers; and grandson Rich Timberlake. 

Mrs. Timberlake was of the Episcopalian Faith and enjoyed playing golf and working at the Leisure World Golf Course.

She is survived by her daughter; Jennifer Griva and husband Darwin; son, Gary Gayou; grandson, Shane Gayou; stepson, Scott Timberlake and wife Celeste, Bob Timberlake and wife Karen; grandchildren, Jessica Timberlake, Olivia and Kyle Timberlake, and many beloved cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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Kim wins President’s Trophy

Congratulations to Susie Kim, winner of the women’s September President’s Trophy competition. Susie was presented with the award at the general club meeting on Oct. 7. Her gross combined score after two rounds of play was 59. Susie has been active in the Ladies Golf Club for the last seven years and served as our club president last year.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, forty-three members played for low gross and low net.

At circle hole No. 2 three ladies hit the golf ball from the tee directly into the circle surrounding the hole.

The flight winners were:

Flight A – Low gross; tie between Helen Yoon and Devora Kim, 27. Low net; tie between Susie Kim and Pam Krug, 26.

Circle hole No. 2, Susie Kim. 

Flight B – Low gross; Sandy Derouin, 27. Low net – Grace Choi, 26. 

Flight C – Low gross; Judy Kim, 31. Low net; Dale Quinn, 23, Circle hole No. 2, Donna Cooper, and Neva Senske. 

Flight D – low gross; Sue Elliott, 31. Low net; Mary Lancaster, 22.

—Dale Quinn

More players are needed

Leisure World started the 2019-2020 bowling season on Oct. 1st with seven three person teams. The league is hoping to expand to eight teams but needs a few new bowlers to reach that goal. If you or a friend would like to join the fun please call Dave Silva, (562) 209-3183, or Phyllis Fairchild at (714) 235-8096. Also, you can show up at Westminster Lanes, located at Westminster Boulevard and Edwards in Westminster, at Noon on Tuesday and we will put you on a team as a regular, or you can sub if you want.

 Just remember, if you’re a little rusty at bowling you get a handicap of 90-percent of 200, so you don’t have to be a high average bowler to be competitive. On the first day of the league everyone was establishing their average, based on the first three games. This means the win, loss voutcomes for the first week are unclear.

 Charlie Guggino of Charlie’s Angels finished with a 207 game, while Tom Kaczmarek bowled a 182 and a 180. Janet Schnyders led the ladies with a 185 in the first game. At first glance it looks like the teams are very competitive, because there aren’t a lot of high average bowlers on one team.

—David Silva

Senior fitness at CSULB

LifeFit Center at Long Beach State is a little-known gem of a resource, specifically founded to cater to the 50-plus community. Community members, including Leisure World residents, pay $26 a month. LWer’s can come in for a free day and see what it’s all about. For more information, call (562) 985-2005 or email LFCBeach@csulb.edu. 

Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)pay $16 a month to join LifeFit, which is in partnership with OLLI. OLLI is a senior university housed at CSULB. OLLI and Lifefit work together to support active, healthy older adults, so OLLI members get a LifeFit membership discount.

LifeFit member benefits include:

•Use of fitness equipment: Cardio and resistance training machines and free weights

•Group fitness classes led by certified professionals

•Fitness assessments completed by certifiedprofessionals and kinesiology students

•Nutritional workshops led by nutrition graduate students

LifeFit aslo partners with PT at The Beach, a physical therapy program for people recovering from surgery or injury or who struggle with arthritis, balance disorders, back and neck pain and more. A physician’s referral is not needed to start therapy and most major health insurance plans (including Medicare) are accepted. It also offers a Parkinson’s exercise class. For more information, call (562) 985-8286.

Seal beach Pool available during LW pool closing

The Leisure World swimming pool will be closed for renovation from Nov. 4 until at least Jan. 4. 

The City of Seal Beach offers daily swimming at McGaugh Middle School. Open swimming is from 5:30-7 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and 6:30-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The pool is also available Friday-Sunday from 8-11 a.m.

Passes may be purchased in bulk at city hall, 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach. They cost $80 for 16 swims or $136 for 34.

Carpooling would be best, but for those who don’t drive, Dial-a-Ride provides round trip transportation for free.

The Dial-A-Ride program is available to drive senior residents to any location within city limits. (Residents can use the Dial-A-Ride program for medical visits outside the city by up to three miles, too). 

Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (562) 439-3699 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location. Residents are picked up at their units and taken home after their appointments. Call at 9 a.m., as these reservations are first-come, first-served and fill up fast. Service is not available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, so plan trips accordingly. Registration is free at City Hall with I.D. verifyingSeal beach residency.

For more information, contact the City of Seal Beach Recreation Department at (562) 431-2527, extension 3.

Baker and Hore tie for first

Myrna Baker and Jerry Hore tied for first place on Oct. 1, with a score of 831 followed by Bob Ide with 828 at second, Mary Greytak and Joe DiDonato tied for third at 823 and Russ Grey was fourth at 820. Gary Jantzen and Alma Zamzow each had six games of 121. There was a full house of 64 players on Oct. 1, 2019.

The 62 player game on Sept. 24 hosted double winners – Alma Zamzow had a perfect score of 847 by winning seven games of 121.Kent Davidson was dealt and played a 28-point hand.Congratulations to both players.Margaret Smith had a score of 841 followed by Jack Hawn at 836 and Fred Reker at 825.

Lyn Doyle celebrated her birthday on Sept. 24with cake and ice cream. Beth Greely brought in homemade chocolate chip cookies. Wanda Benbem brought Cheese Puffs. Lyn and Margaret Smith served. This event’s success is due to all of its contributors.

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Partners are not required. Everyone finishes by 3:30 p.m. For lessons or to practice, call Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674. There is always room for more players, all are welcome. Players should arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobbie Straley

Meyers and Munn win at

Riverview golf course

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Oct. 4 at Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. This golf club is a shorter par 72 course, running alongside and across the Santa Ana River bed with lots of elevation changes and bunkers, it is a very challenging and fun course to play.

All scores are net, actual score minus handicap.

Flight A:

In first place with a net five under 67 plus three birdies and low puttsis John Meyer; second place, Fujio Norihiro, 71; third place, Gary Stivers, 72; fourth place, Jerry Hore, 76, closest to the pin on the 150-yard par three second hole.

Flight B: 

First place, Bob Munn, three under 69; second, Dennis Kotecki, 74 plus low putts; third, Jim Dickerson, 76, closest to the pin on the 100-yard par three ninth hole; fourth, Marv Ballard, 77.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Clubs play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana and Willowick in Garden Grove. 

LW Men’s Club membership is not required. All welcome. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts. Holes-in-one, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

—Dave LaCascia

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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle winners, Sept. 23: Marilyn Allred 12,210, Tony Dodero 11,800, Marge Dodero 11,640, Bert Sellers 10,830. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509

–Bert Sellers


Friendly Pinochle Club winners Oct. 3: Antonia Zupancich 13,320, Rutth Bonnema 12,480, Pat Blum 12,060, Maureen Marsh 11,840. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

—Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club Winners: Oct. 5, N/S: Linda Nye-Mike Nielsen; Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Bob and Pat Adam. E/W: Fred Reker- Marilyn McClintock; Ted Cooper Cookie Pham; Judy Jones-Al Appel; Priscilla Caillouette-Harriet Weiss. Oct. 4: N/S: Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Joan Wieber-Sue Boswell. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Paul Chen-Cookie Pham. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is Saturday Oct. 19 Club Championship.

—Fred Reker


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Oct. 5, Jim Kaspar 11,810, Nancy Wheeler 10,870, Irene Perkins 10,640, Tony Dodero 10,230.Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

—Bert Sellers


Monday Bridge Club Club winners Oct. 7, first place, Betty Leavitt; second place, Emily Movbassaly; third place, Nancy Meader. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons, (562) 296-8363.

—Pauline Fitzsimons


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners Oct. 4, Most Yahtzees, Donna Wenrick, 5; highest score,Loistrue, 1,460; door prize,Doris Dack.The club meets on the first and third Friday of each month from 12:30 to 4 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.Play begins at 12:45.All Leisure World residents are welcome to join in the fun.If you have a question or want a Yahtzee lesson prior to joining, call Kathy at (562)596-7237. The Rollers meet at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

—Kathy Rose

Mittelsteadt wins Oct. 5 game

Roy Mittelsteadt won the final table on Oct. 5. His pair of nines bested second place Drew Sargent to end the game. Third place was Glenda Saunders followed by Dennis Kotecki, Susan Dodson, Nancy Floyd, and Hank Lincourt.

Glenda Saunders had high hand with four aces. Erika Greenwood was second with four kings. Katie Hamilton won the featured hand, holding a four and nine to win.

Tournament winner Mittelsteadt has been a club member for six years, and this is his sixth final table win. A retired bus driver, Roy has enjoyed living in Mutual 5 with wife Pat for eight years.

He is a member of the Ace High Poker Club, and enjoys mini-farming, fishing, hunting, and pool.

For private or group lessons call Barry Brideau at (714) 401-7622. Call President Wendy Wu for more club information at (714) 366-0940.

—Susan Dodson

New board members are elected

The Leisure World Pickleball Club held annual elections at their monthly meeting and potluck on Oct. 6. Tim Linehan is the new club president with Jerry Wrenn as vice president. Nancy Morris is secretary/treasurer and Susan Dodson is doing publicity. The entire club is very excited to have great leadership.

The club thanks the outgoing board members Darlene Boyce, Sandra DuBovay, and Judy Phillips for their time and much appreciated service over the last year and is excited to continue to play picleball with them as club members.

The pickleball courts are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all Leisure World shareholders. New players are always welcome. Paddles and balls can be borrowed to get you started.

The Club is hosting its next tournament on Sunday, Oct. 27. Signup sheets are in a notebook on the sign-in table next to the courts behind clubhouse 2. More players are needed, particularly at the beginner and advanced levels. Volunteers are also needed for organizing and recording scores on tournament day. To help, contact Tim Linehan at (714) 818-6404.

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ON the go

Day Trips 

West Side Story – With local guide Curt, includes Italian lunch at Eately, Oct. 11, $99, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Nixon, The Moon & The White House – Nixon Library and White House lunch and 50th Anniversary of the moon landing exhibit, Nov. 2, $119, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Masters of Their Craft – Rubel Castle, Maloof home and included barbeque lunch in Glendora Village. Nov. 6, $99, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Brazilian, Books & The Broad – With included Fogo de Chão lunch. Nov. 13, $99, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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

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 

Biltmore, Bluegrass & Bourbon — Seven-day tour featuring Louisville, Lexington, Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Biltmore Estate, Oct. 21-27, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

A Capital “Christmas”— Six-day tour featuring Washington, D.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Richmond, Mount Vernon. Dec. 4-9, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

San Antonio “Christmas” — Five-day tour featuring a single hotel stay on the River Walk, The Alamo, Austin, LBJ Library & Ranch, Fredericksburg. Dec. 10-14, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Coastal “Safari” by rail — three-day tour featuring an oceanfront stay in Pismo Beach, Coast Starlight Train, Morro Bay, Cambria, Feb. 5-7, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Death Valley Splendor three-Day tour featuring a two night stay at The Ranch in Death Valley. March 1-3, Good Times Travel, 888-488-2287

Getty Museum bus trip, Nov. 7

Sunshine Club is taking a bus trip on Thursday, Nov. 7, all shareholders are welcome, first come, first serve.

Trip fees, $50 per person, include round-trip transportation leaving from the Clubhouse 4 lot, lunch, snacks and water. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. Participants to be at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to check in beforeloading onto the bus.

This day trip is subject to sufficient interest to fill the bus. Maximum available passengers is 50.

For questions and reservations call Anna Derby, (562) 301-5339.

—Anna Derby

Cuba, Mexico and the Caribbean

In November of 2018, nineteen Traveling Tigers and friends spent 10 days cruising the Bahamas, the Islands of Cozumel Mexico, Grand Caymans and Cuba on Holland America’s MS Veendam ship. 

The MS Veendam departed from Fort Lauderdale to make its first stop at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. Traveling Tigers members were treated to an exotic Island feast that included wild roaming chickens that are native to the island. 

The next port was Georgetown, capital of the Grand Caymans, although it was a national holiday, many club members enjoyed the sights and sunbathed on the pristine beaches. Some took a catamaran sail out to swim and play with the stingrays on the sandbars.

Next port on the itinerary was Cienfuegos, Cuba. Many visited the cigar production factory followed by a stop in the Art’s village. An old Cuba band serenaded the crowds near an Opera House museum. A street fair was outside of a magnificent Cathedral. There were many vendors with original instruments, jewelry and native crafts.

Our itinerary gave people one day in Havana to look at, touch and ride in the many well preserved classic American cars around the city plaza. Here the group observed the people, churches, clothes, food, parks, colorful art deco buildings fronting the main boulevards in old Havana and the culture of emerging Cuba. That evening we saw extravagant costumed dancers, entertainers and breathtaking acrobats performing in their famous night clubs at the famous Tropicana and the National Hotel.

The last port on this fabulous voyage was Cozumel, Mexico. It is a wonderful and eclectic shopping center for silver, gifts and native crafts. Several members went zip lining. 

There were many great activities on the MS Veendam. the entertaining shows at night dancing, piano bars, good food, the gym, environmental talks and many more offerings. Members of the club particularly liked the tropical music and learning to dance salsa.

The entire club celebrated Nancy Ingram as she turned 91 and had a marriage anniversary. The celebration took place over dinner in Cuba. Club members were privledged to visit Cuba after Americans have spent nearly 50 years of not being permitted to travel to the country.

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

Feeling Good Exercise

 Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays,in Clubhouse1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. 

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 15- to 60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, (562) 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

Beginning yoga classes are held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats; $5 per class. For more information, call Patti Endly, 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; $5per 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.

Senior Meals

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

Friday, Oct. 11: “Sunday” brunch vibes: Cheese omelet tater tots with ketchup, apple chicken sausage, garden green salad with dressing, whole wheat bread with Promise, fresh melon

Monday, Oct. 14: Linguini with creamy alfredo sauce and sliced mushrooms, Italian vegetables, Caesar salad, garlic breadstick. 

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Pulled barbeque pork sandwich, coleslaw salad, cantaloupe. 

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Chicken strips, pineapple curry, brown rice, Tomato and Zucchini salad, peach crisp. 

Thursday Oct. 17: Tortilla soup with sugar free crackers, Mexican chicken made with spring mix, rice, black beans, shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn and cilantro, and lime dressing; a side of banana. 

Friday, Oct.18: Savory tomato, tilapia, wild rice, peas and carrots, Ambrosia.

Dr. Mary Sherman to retire after 24 years

By Carson J. Blomquist, MBA

After 24 years at the Health Care Center, Dr. Mary Sherman has decided to hang up her white coat. Her last day will be on Oct. 11. She has been the primary care doctor for thousands of Leisure World residents during her time here. 

I sat down with Dr. Sherman to learn a little more about her and her experiences in Leisure World.

What was the first thing that brought you to medicine? 

Growing up, my uncle had all these medical books. I loved reading through them. At an early age I was fascinated with how we can heal people. It’s been a lifelong passion.

You’ve been at the HCC for 24 years. What kept you here? 

My patients. I’ve been a part of my patients’ lives, from their most challenging days to their best days. Getting to see them and be there for them – it’s been more meaningful than I could have ever imagined. 

What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in your time here? 

Healthcare changes constantly. New plans, new procedures, new screenings, new ways to do things. All these changes require us to be ready to adapt quickly to ensure patient safety. It keeps one on their toes. 

Where do you see healthcare going over the next few years? 

 Patients expect and deserve more personalized care. I think medicine is going to be more specific to the individual. 

Why retire now? 

Dr. Sherman: It’s time. I love what I do, but it’s time to pass the torch on to the next generation of doctors. 

What’s next for you?

 I think I am going to take it easy. Then… I don’t know. Travel, spend time with my family, relax. I have a new granddaughter on the way, so I look forward to spending a lot of time with her.

Although Dr. Sherman is going to retire from practice, she will continue to run her breast cancer support group on the first Thursday of each month. 

All other providers are available for your healthcare needs. Drs. Chung, Dayon, Haider, Smith, and Tang, as well as nurse practitioner Sarah Yi, are available for new patients.

From all of us at the Health Care Center, and from her many patients in the community, we thank Dr. Sherman for her tireless dedication. We wish her the best in her retirement.


Missing box of books. Bible commentarites, delievered to wrong address. 717-951-9066


Five-drawer dresser, brown 38″ wide, 19″ deep, 54″ high. Call Mary 951-587-1947 



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



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 


Would you like to knit/crochet hats for the homeless? Please Call Yvette 562-505-4016 10/10



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


 MP CONSTRUCTION General Contractor

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


License #954725. 12/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional and reliable. specializing in remodeling, plumbing and electrical. . Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 10/10




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




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



Big or small, I do it all. Car detailing to all home improvements. 

Call 562-387-5187 10/03


We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER serving L.W. since 1999. Nu Kote 562-833-3911 liscense #699080. 10/31



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539.

Interior paint and specialty

finishes, cabinets, murals

and more.

Lic. #1033927. 12/17


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room

or entire house & refinish kitchen

cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/19



Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 12/05



Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and steam cleaning extraction.

Tito 562-658-9841. 10/03




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/14




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




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 10/03



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


 562-596-0559. 10/03

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, 562-296-5040, 562-430-9966.



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



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


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


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 10/31


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. 12/26


Licensed Barber in your home. 

Sheer/clipper cuts, ears, nose, eyebrows, trim. $10.

562-565-3683 10/10


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. 1010


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. 10/10



Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.



The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License



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 10/10


Affordable Caregiver. Assist with showers, Dr. Appointments, medications, light house-keeping, etc. Live in Long Beach #ROD0003

Elizabeth 951-867-1275 11/14



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


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.



Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

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

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 


I am experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770 10/24


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. 11/14



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. 



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/26







Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 10/31



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

Call  562-505-1613 11/28



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/10


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 11/14


Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 12/19


Nail cutting, Bathing, in home for cats and small dogs. Call or message 

562-544-9555 SBlicense#Jen0006 10/10


FRUSTRATED  (562)755-6199

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

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


$30.00 Computer Tune-Up


Computer Running Slow! Call John

LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 12/26



Need help Friday afternoons into evening. Other days/shifts also possible.Assist an overall healthy 89-year old female with meals and safely getting around home.  Spanish speaker a bonus but not required (She is bilingual).

Hours perfect for a retired person or student.  Pay DOE.  Ask for Christy or Chris at (714) 330-5802 or send us a text! 


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores. Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 10/10


Rides by Russ, with the personal touch

For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544.10/24


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 10/10


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation.

 CALL 562-537-1298. James. 10/10

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted


Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/17

Autos/Boats/RV’sTrailers FOR SALE

2002 Thunderbird, 14,000 miles. Like new. Teal with a white top, $19,200. Call 562-438-9620. 10/31


2000 Volkswagon Passat Wagon GLS 4 cylinder Turbo auto. P.S. Sunroof, 86,000 miles. New tires. 4,500. Call 562-852-5478 10/17



Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 11/14



No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 11/14



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 12/26

Estate/Moving/ Patio/Carport Sales

For Sale: Collectibles, zebra couches, antique highly carved bed, kitchenware, costume jewelry, vintage clothes. 13541 Wentworth Lane, Mutual 5, 108K. Thursday, Oct 10 and 11th. 760-953-4219 10/10


FOR SALE everything you don’t need or don’t think you need. 13330 Del Monte 10D Call 562-598-0715


Yard sale, Mutual 11. 13141 Del Monte dr. #284J. Oct. 10 (Thursday only) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nice Misc. items. 714-325-5710 10/10



1441 Homewood Road, Apt 96E  Mutual 5

October 10 & 11th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Couch & chair, motorized recliner, coffee table set, china cabinet, bookshelves, dining room table w/6 chairs, complete bedroom set w/queen bed, table and floor lamps, small entertainment unit, decorative wall plates, glassware & men’s clothing.


Patio Sale, Oct. 10th. Beautiful vintage crystal punch bowl with glass ladle. $110. Vintage fine china, crystal, silver piece for fine dining, decorative chine plates, etc. “Borgana” Fur coat, $50. Mutual 7, 170G 13220 Southport Ln


ESTATE SALE, MUTUAL 1, 15A, 13701 Annandale Dr., October 10th and 11th, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2pm. Nice furniture, twin adjustable bed w/nice mattress, 2 nice wing back chairs, sofa bed, sofa, Tv, kitchen items and much more., Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.


Fashion Jewelry Sale: many roaring 20’s necklaces, bracelets, rings, ear, purses at give-away prices. 1540 Northwood road. Apt 270A. Thurs. and Sat. Only. 562-430-1927 10/10


Big Patio Sale in Mutual 7. Oct. 10th. Starts at 9 AM. Bring your change – lots of good stuff. 10/10


Patio Sale by owner, Oct. 10 & 11th (thurs. & Fri.) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Mutual 7 – 13300 N Fairfield Lane #175 J, Seal Beach. Old cameras, new car radio, new fish finder, emergency radios, small TV’s, computers, barely used HP copier, 4″ Metal toolbox – filled with tools, medical supplies from oxygen equipment to wheelchairs, bed pads, bath chairs, ladies clothing: two piece and three piece outfits. All types of office items, three desks, new dog fence, sofa with lounge chair, leather loveseat with sofa bed, glass coffee tables, complete kitchenware, five oak bookshelves,  five piece dresser sold together or separate, lamps, clocks, tables. House and car cleaning aids, free items with puchase! Everything Negotible! Questions call 

360-623-5752, send email address if you would like pictures. 10/10


Brand new two seater tricycle. Make offer. lou@cassaniinsurance.com or 310-720-5562 10/10 


For sale: couch, recliner, dining room four-set round table, 1 currior (mail/letter) Call Toni, 714-477-3983 10/17


Furniture for sale: hidebed/couch, large chest, dining table adn four chairs. Call Hank 562-743-8473 10/10


Two electric recliners, sofa/love seat dark tan. $250 both.562-296-8434


Large oak hutch $200, oval dining room table, 6 chairs $250. Oak roll-top desk $150. Very firm double bed $75. Tan electric recliner, like new $350. 214-778-7534 leave message. 


Kimbel electic organ $100. Lime green bedroom furniture $200, convertable sofa, $50.

Call 949-677-4272 09/26


Christmas lights, indoor and outdoor, adult pullups and diapers with tabs, all sizes, large and small bed pads. Shower chair, four drawer small plastic container, 

562-843-6963 10/10

L.W. Apartments for Sale

LEISURE LIVING: Mr Hank & Associates.

“Best little sure house” in Leisure World. 2 bed, 2 bath and enclosed patio.  Lowest price $229,00 M2 #44G Corner


Fully expanded one bedroom unit on gorgeous Greenbelt. Walk-in closet, walk-in shower. M16 on St. John #51B Asking $165,000

Call Mr. Hank  562-743-8473


Brand new remodel!M14,49 E. Reduced to only $435,000. Call Carl for more info 661-810-9410


We welcome our new agent Maria Hunt, L.W. Resident. Habla Español. 951-906-6198

Over 150 units for sale. We have M.L.S Access

Leisure Living Resales, next to Wells Fargo Bank. 562-493-6601 Lic #636260. 10/10

Funeral & Memorial Services

For sale: One cemetary plot. Westminister Memorial Park in Garden of Rememberance, section 671. $5,000. Call 714-222-6741 from 9a.m. – 4 p.m. 10/10


Two lots, Rosehill cemetary. Call 

951-704-6494 10/10