June 18 2020
Page 1, General News
COVID-19 case count spikes
As of June 10, there were 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Seal Beach, a 29-case jump in one day, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency website, which tracks regional numbers.
The spike in cases can be partially explained by the methods in which the active case numbers are reported to the County of Orange and the State of California.
On May 23, the Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center learned that one resident and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The 186-bed center on North Gate Road is the City of Seal Beach’s only skilled nursing facility.
The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) responded to assess the situation. OCHCA conducted a “whole house testing” of all residents and staff. As of June 10, the center has reported two deaths associated with COVID-19, and 63 residents and 40 health care workers who tested positive.
On June 10, Seal Beach cases increased from 28 to 57 on the Orange County COVID-19 website, indicating that the case count from the Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center had been added to the city’s total.
A graphic of the most updated case count information for the State of California, County of Orange, City of Seal Beach and Seal Beach Skilled Nursing Facility can be found on the City of Seal Beach’s website at www.sealbeachca.gov. This graphic will be updated daily Monday-Friday, as information becomes available (the case count stands at 61 in the City of Seal Beach as of June 15).
For information on the city’s response to this pandemic, visit the City of Seal Beach website at www.sealbeachca.gov. Also, follow the Seal Beach Police Department on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updated information.
Questions regarding the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be directed to the Orange County Health Care Agency by visiting https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/ or calling (833) 426-6411.
—from the City of Seal Beach
North Gate Road Construction Alert
Demolition of the sound wall adjacent to North Gate Road has been postponed. No new dates have been set, but the I-405 Improvement Project team will update the community as soon as the schedule is finalized. The North Gate remains closed.
DWP’s Haynes Units and Stacks are coming down
Starting this month and continuing through August, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will start dismantling Units 5 and 6 of the Haynes Steam Plant adjacent to Leisure World (for a diagram of the units’ location, see page 14). The metal frame of the units will be cut into pieces, lifted and carefully lowered to the ground for removal with the use of torches, excavators and a crane. Workers may be visible on unit structures as they are dismantled.
Hazardous materials will also be removed from Units 3 and 4 in preparation for the dismantling of those units in early 2021. Monitoring instruments will measure dust, noise and vibration levels during all work to maintain levels below the required limits.
Only a few trucks will enter and leave the plant during daytime hours. No traffic impacts are expected.
The LADWP will continue to provide periodic updates on the dismantling work to Leisure World residents. For more information, call the Project Information Line at (800) 531-6638.
Masks highly recommended to curb COVID-19
Orange County no longer requires people to wear face coverings in public, but “strongly recommends” them to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as more businesses reopen under new state guidelines.
The change to the county’s mask order came after weeks of public criticism and the resignation of the county health officer, Dr. Nichole Quick, last week.
Dr. Clayton Chau , Orange County Health Care Agency director, is now serving as health officer. He believes wearing cloth masks helps slow the spread of the virus, but the county wanted to be consistent with state guidelines, which don’t mandate face coverings, he said. Nonetheless he strongly recommends that people wear masks.
LW residents, in particular, are a vulnerable community as adults 65 years and older are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. That means keeping your distance from others, washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth and nose with a cloth mask when around others, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Health officials agree that face coverings are an integral tool in the fight against COVID-19—as they can block transmission of the respiratory droplets released by asymptomatic people when breathing or talking.
LW residents should wear masks in public places where they will encounter other people. Because it’s possible to have coronavirus without showing symptoms, it is best to wear masks even if you think you are healthy. If you have COVID-19 and are not showing symptoms, a face mask reduces your chance of spreading the infection to others. If you are healthy, a mask may protect you from larger droplets from people around you.
GRF amenities are reopening
The GRF Board of Directors has approved the reopening of some of the outdoor facilities, under the required COVID-19 guidelines. The Golf course and the putting green are now open as are Veterans Plaza, by reservation only, for qualifying exercise clubs.
Mission Park, which includes pickleball/multipurpose courts, is scheduled to reopen in two stages, at dates to be determined.
All participants on all venues will be required to wear masks, and in some cases gloves, as well as maintain social distancing.
Recreation has coordinated with custodial contractor ICS to clean all touch surfaces at 20- to 30-minute intervals (depending on the venue). While some restrictions may seem cumbersome, GRF’s priority will always be the safety of its members.
Golf Course Protocol Changes You Need to Know
The Golf Course opened on May 26 under strict guidelines. Parts of the protocol have been adjusted after observation during the first weeks of play (areas in bold print reflect those changes).
• All rounds will be booked through the Golf Starter by email only. The hours of play will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•Golfers are no longer limited to playing once a week, providing there is space available. Email requests will always take precedence; however, golfers may call on the day of play to see if any openings are still available. Walk-ups may be permitted at the sole discretion of the starter under the same condition.
• A round is nine holes. At the discretion of the Starter, a second round during a tee time may be allowed if the schedule permits.
• No tournament play will be allowed at this time.
•In order to simplify requesting a tee time, the Recreation Department has created a special form and web address. Book tee times at https://www.lwsb.com/reserve/.
• The email address is email@example.com and must be received by 4 p.m. the day prior to play
• All tee times for Saturday, Sunday and Monday must be emailed by 4 p.m. on Fridays.
• Only rounds of one or up to three golfers will be permitted and the names of all golfers must be submitted at the time of booking with Mutual and apartment number.
• Golfers must state three tee times, in order of preference, in case their first choice is not available
• Golfers may not arrive sooner than 10 minutes before their tee times and all tee times will be spread 15 minutes apart.
• Masks and six-foot distancing will always be required.
• No gathering will be permitted before or after rounds have been played.
• No Golfer may touch any other Golfer’s equipment including golf balls.
• The Starter Shack will be closed to all gatherings and will only be available for restroom use.
• The Starter can only be addressed through the protective window area.
• The putting green area will also be open with all required restrictions. The hitting cage remains closed.
• The Golf Starter will have the final say in all matters.
• The following are additional restrictions on the course:
-No score cards will be provided.
-No posting of scores.
-Ball washers will be removed from the court.
-Shoe cleaning station will be off limits due to touch surfaces.
-Flag sticks to remain in the hole and a suitable method to fill the cups so that golf balls are readily accessible.
-No food or beverage services are allowed.
-Patio chairs and benches will be removed to prevent gathering of groups and to maintain social distancing.
The Recreation Department has begun reserving Veterans Plaza for certain dance and exercise clubs, in good standing, where physical contact is not involved. Clubs may book the space, now sporting shade cover, for 1-½ hour sessions, once a week. Group sizes may have to be reduced to meet the social distancing guidelines.
• All classes will be booked through the Reservations Office in the Recreation Department by emailing Kathyt@lwsb.com.
•No unscheduled event will be allowed at any time.
• Masks and six-foot distancing will always be required.
• All classes are self-managed and must provide their own equipment.
• No tables or chairs can be provided.
Pickleball – Reopening date to be determined
• The pickleball court will be open, and play must be booked through the Recreation Department by email only. No unscheduled games will be allowed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Friday before 4 p.m.
• Pickleball games are limited to one hour of play per group (four players per court).
• Pickleball players must provide their own paddles, and gloves must be worn when handling the ball.
• Masks and six-foot distancing will always be required.
• No gathering will be permitted before or after games.
Bocce Ball– Reopening date to be determined
•Bocce ball will be open, and play must be booked through the Recreation Department by email. No unscheduled games will be allowed.
• Bocce ball players must provide gloves and they must always be worn when handling the balls.
• Masks and six-foot distancing will always be required.
• No gathering will be permitted before or after games.
• Only four players per one-hour session; no spectators are permitted
• Chairs and benches will be removed from the park
• RV Lot office be open for service Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon.
• Masks are required in the office, and only one lessee is permitted at a time.
The Golden Rain Foundation is working to open facilities for shareholder use as soon as possible and still meet all local and state guidelines. If the following guidelines are not followed, the GRF may find it necessary to reimpose further restrictions to gain compliance. Direct any inquiries to email@example.com.
—Kathy Thayer, assistant recreation manager
Floyd Vigil is today at 5
Senior Patriots for Peace protested police brutality in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the globe June 11. A dozen members braved 90-degree heat, waving signs in an enthusiastic show of solidarity. Cars honked in support as they went by on Seal Beach Boulevard. Continuing the momentum, the Patriots will lead a silent vigil in Veterans Plaza today, June 18, at 5 p.m. in memory of George Floyd, who died tragically May 25 while being forcibly detained by four Minneapolis policemen. All LW residents are invited to participate. People will gather at 5 p.m. The vigil will begin at 5:10 p.m. with silence maintained for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck, according to the criminal complaint against the now ex-officer. After the vigil, people can remain in the Plaza until 6 p.m. to reflect, meditate or have discussions. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be maintained.Those who want to sit down during the gathering should bring their own chairs.
Register for Dial-A-Ride today
The Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to the Ralphs, Target, and Sprouts shopping areas was recently suspended, leaving many residents in the Leisure World community searching for alternative transportation.
While the City of Seal Beach continues to seek ways to provide a shopping shuttle service, it is unknown when it will be available.
In the interim, the City of Seal Beach has contracted with California Yellow Cab for an expanded Dial-A-Ride service.
The Dial-A-Ride service is available for all Seal Beach residents aged 60 years and older.
The service offers free rides to any location within the Seal Beach city limits. Rides are available by appointment only Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call (877) 224-8294 at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment.
All riders must be registered prior to making a Yellow Cab ride reservation. Representatives from the City of Seal Beach and California Yellow Cab will be available tomorrow, June 19, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza near the LW Library to help LW residents register for the city’s Senior Transportation Services Program. Residents should bring proof of residency and date of birth.
Social distancing guidelines are required. Everyone must wear a mask and keep a six-foot distance from others.
Leisure World Minibuses will be available for people who need a ride to Veterans Plaza on the day of the registration sign-ups. For more information on how to get to Vets Plaza via the Minibuses, contact Grant Winford, 431-6586, ext. 372, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other transporation options are available. The Orange County Transit Authority bus service is conveniently available from the Leisure World Main Gate bus station.
The OCTA Route 42/A eastbound makes 13 trips every day from the Main Gate between 7:53 a.m. and 5:47 p.m. to a stop near the Old Ranch (Ralphs/Target) Towne Center shopping areas.
Also, the OCTA Route 42/A westbound makes 12 trips every day from the Main Gate between 8:33 a.m. and 5:53 p.m. to the Vons/Pavilions shopping center on Pacific Coast Highway near Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach.
An OCTA Senior roundtrip fare is only $1.50.
For more information on Dial-A-Ride service, contact Iris Lee at Seal Beach City Hall at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1322, email@example.com or AskCityHall@sealbeachca.gov.
People have also volunteered to assist Leisure World residents with their shopping needs. For more information, contact Assistant Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer at 431-6586, x 398.
—Grant Winford, GRF fleet manager
405 Freeway Construction Update
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.
The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:
• Bolsa Chica Road Bridge Demolition
The Bolsa Chica Road Bridge demolition is scheduled for June 19 and June 20.
Crews shifted traffic to the new side of the Bolsa Chica Road bridge over I-405 in Westminster last week.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 400-8994. There’s a mobile app to help residents and commuters navigate construction on the I-405.
The I-405 Improvement Project app includes quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team.
The app is available for download on the Apple Store or Google Play.
Construction is occurring along the entire stretch of the I-405 so drivers should watch for detour signs.
Program offers free bathroom safety upgrade
The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has been approved for another cycle of funding. This means that from July 2020-June 2021, the city can spend $145,000 on grants to Leisure World residents to continue the Bathroom Accessibility Program. For over 14 years, the city has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents in Leisure World modify their bathrooms for safer access. For the 2020-2023 funding cycle there have been some exciting changes. Residents who have more than one bathroom are now eligible. Furthermore, in special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.
Due to the threats of COVID-19, CivicStone, the administration of the program, will be changing the way it operates. It will not hold a workshop in any clubhouse for Leisure World residents this year. Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get individualized advice on how to complete applications. Simply email email@example.com for an appointment. Residents can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Any Leisure World resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade.
The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only unit for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models and grab bars may be added as needed.
The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach. To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income as follows: One person, $66,500; two people, $76,000; and three people, $85,500.
“Many residents get confused on the application process,” said Monique Miner, program administrator. “We are just a phone call away and can help residents apply for the completely free upgrade”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 364-9000.
Perspectives Page 4
Letters to Editor
On a hot June 10 at 5 p.m., a small group of us gathered at the Leisure World Globe for a hastily organized demonstration to support the causes of Black Lives Matter and the actions for reform of police practices.
We were met with enthusiastic support from many of the commuters on Seal Beach Boulevard with lots of waves, thumbs up, big smiles from some not wearing masks in their cars.
Enthusiasm came from unexpected quarters: a young man and woman on a motorcycle waved support, a bus driver opened his window to wave, men in trucks honked, whole families in cars honked and waved. It was also gratifying to see the same indicators of support from many of our own residents coming in and out of LW. And, out of the blue, four young ladies appeared with bottles of cold water and snacks that they generously shared with us after driving by and seeing us on the sidewalk.
We were humbled and touched on this day and thank all of you who noted our presence and honked and waved for our shared cause.
Jacquie Clarke and Pat Kruger
LW Senior Patriots for Peace
The State of California and County of Orange no longer require the wearing of face masks in public. Only the workers at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and some retail stores are required to wear face masks, but not their customers.
This is very good news for all those who find face masks a nuisance and those with COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and/or allergies who feel that masks restrict their air intake. This order however does not stop an establishment from requesting that customers wear masks when entering the business if it so desires.
This reversal comes from the fact that health experts have not been able to prove that face masks protect from virus carriers. All the previous orders to wear masks were based on conjecture or a hunch, which is not scientific.
Editor’s note: LW residents are strongly encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible in the community. Many health officials say that face coverings are an integral tool in the fight against COVID-19 — as they can block transmission of the respiratory droplets released by asymptomatic people when breathing or talking.
I am abiding by the safer-at-home orders, observing distancing measures and wearing masks to help prevent of COVID-19. I am amazed at the kindness of enthusiastic shareholders who volunteer to make masks to distribute to the community. My good neighbors and friends religiously observe distancing measures even while socializing and celebrating happy birthdays.
We are all in this together.Our strong determination and courage will guide us until this pandemic crisis is contained.
Lisa A. Dickson
I am disturbed that the front page (or any page, I looked) of the June 11 LW Weekly did not make mention of the Black Lives Matter movement. Given all the civil unrest, protests, the state of the nation and precious lives being lost, how can this not receive even one sentence?
I am grateful for all who are trying to make positive changes happen. I’m not trying to force anything on anyone but to ignore what’s happening to all of us daily, saddens me.
by Jim Greer
In the 2014 film, “The Imitation Game,” Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, the English cryptanalyst whose code-breaking solutions enabled the Allies to crack Germany’s Enigma codes and eventually win World War II. Turing was regarded as a genius by teachers at Cambridge and colleagues at the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS). His extraordinary intelligence and devotion to his research were considered anything but “normal.”
In a poignant scene, Alan is reassured of the value of his contributions to society by a former co-worker and one-time fiancé, Joan Clark. Now married with children, Joan was living a life that Alan referred to as “normal,” a life that he had wanted. She passionately explains to Alan, “Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn’t for you. I read up on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, do you wish you could have been normal? I promise I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren’t.”
We must admit that the definition of normal changes with the times. For instance, back in 1970, the median income was $9,870 per year. Today, the median income is $71,228. I’d be much happier to live on today’s “normal” income. In my pocket, I carry an iPhone that weighs 6.84 ounces. While it was expensive, it was much cheaper than the first cell phone, the 1983 Motorola DynaTac that cost $3,995 and weighed 2-1/2 pounds.
These past several months have prompted many of us to ask, “Is this the new normal?” In many ways, I hope it is. I’ve been so impressed with the good that is being done in our community. Food deliveries, face mask sewing and donations; increased caring for, and tracking of the homebound with phone calls, food delivery and prayers on their behalf.
This new normal has forced society to cast aside aspects of our lives that may not have been the best for us. For instance, aren’t we all safer because people are washing their hands regularly? Isn’t it great to have stores and restaurants taking extra precautions to ensure that we are all safe?
Granted, keeping a mask with you in case you can’t practice social distancing may be inconvenient. But we put them on as a courtesy because we care about others. And caring about others is the new normal.
One of the least “normal” people of his era, the painter Vincent van Gogh, believed that “normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow there.”
So, if you are unsure about the new normal, get off the paved road and observe the flowers. Enjoy the blooms of kindness, florets of consideration and blossoms of courtesy planted there by your caring neighbors.
Elder Abuse Month
Nearly one in 10 American senior citizens are abused or neglected each year, yet only one in 14 cases of elder abuse is brought to the attention of authorities, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Community Living. Elder abuse can mean physical and psychological harm, but it also may manifest through financial exploitation and theft.
To raise awareness of this threat, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse introduced the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 13 years ago and designated June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Month.
During June, government agencies and organizations promote local and national events to alert communities, seniors, caregivers, and others to the signs of elder abuse, and to stress the importance of understanding, recognizing, and reporting this type of abuse when suspected.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to increasing awareness of how to identify and prevent Social Security-related fraud. Often, senior citizens in particular are targeted for Social Security-related scams and financial exploitation, because they are more likely to be receiving Social Security benefits. Also, some rely on others to receive and manage their Social Security benefits, which makes them even more vulnerable. When Social Security beneficiaries are the victims of representative payee fraud and misuse, they may not be able to pay for food, housing, or other critical needs.
The SSA has a Fraud section of its Social Security Matters blog that has helpful information on how to avoid scams at https://blog.ssa.gov and the Federal Trade Commission has a webpage specifically targeted to SSA scams, located at https://www.identitytheft.gov/ssa.
For more information on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, visit the National Center for Elder Abuse website at https://ncea.acl.gov. Additionally, the Department of Justice offers an abundance of information and resources online through its Elder Justice Initiative. If you suspect elder abuse, call 911 for an emergency. In a non-emergency situation, use the online Elder Care Locator, or you may call 1-800-677-1116 to find your local elder care agency. If you suspect Social Security benefit fraud or misuse, you should report that to the OIG Fraud Hotline at https://www.howtoreportfraud.com.
Credits and Kudos
Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.
Laura Arnold of Mutual 14 writes: I very much enjoyed the free art class, Relaxation through Art offered by OptumCare June 9. Artist Megan Warren taught the virtual class, which was sponsored by Aetna Health Plan. A big thank you to all involved in making this class happen. There’s another one coming up June 23 from 6-7 p.m. All you need is paper and pencil. Don’t miss it! You can register with Grecia Nunez at the HCC at email@example.com.
Government page 5
GRF Board of Directors Agenda
Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.
via live stream
To view the live GRF Board meeting:
• Go to www.lwsb.com
• Click on the Live GRF Board meeting tab.
• The tab will be active at 9:45am on the day of the meeting
• The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting
1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call
3) President’s Comments
4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update
5) Health Care Advisory Board Update
6) Shareholder/Member Comments
a) Written, submitted prior to meeting
b) Verbal, via live streaming
Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:
• 4-minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers
• 3-minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers
• 2-minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers
7) Consent Calendar
a) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, June 9, 2020 (Special meeting)
b) Accept Month of May 31, 2020 Financial Statements for Audit
c) Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase
d) Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase
8) New Business
i) Opening of Outdoor Facilities, Under Required COVID-19 Guidelines
b) Finance Committee
i) Approve Distribution of Excess 2019 Operating Funds
9) Board Member Comments
10) Next Meeting/Adjournment
Next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4
Mutual Meeting Schedule
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., June 18 Mutual 2
Zoom conference call 9 a.m.
Thurs., June 18 Mutual 11
Zoom conference call 1:30 p.m.
Mon., June 22 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
Zoom conference call 9:30 a.m.
Wed., June 24 Mutual 10
Zoom conference call 9 a.m.
Thurs., June 25 Mutual 1 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
Zoom conference call 9:15 a.m.
Fri., June 26 Mutual 6
Zoom conference call 9:30 a.m.
Tues., July 7 Mutual 16
Zoom conference call 9:30 a.m.
CAP Food Distribution
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4.
The next food distribution will be June 18.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).
People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents.
The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule (meetings are dependent on orders related to COVID-19; check schedules for latest information):
Tues., June 23 GRF Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wed., July 1 Physical Property Committee
Admin Conference Room 1 p.m.
Mon., July 6 Recreation
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Arts page 8-11
Readers write book reviews
Books can be great insulation from the far-reaching impacts from COVID-19 mandates. Have you just finished reading a great novel?
The LW Weeky is calling all bookworms to write interesting and engaging reviews for fellow readers.
Send your reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will run them as space allows.
Reviews will be edited for brevity and clarity. Books can be ordered from the LW Library as part of its curbside pickup program or digitally through the OC County Library System. See lower right for how to get a bag of books, genre specific, for $5 through the Friends of the Library.
All branches of the Orange County Library System are closed due to the coronavirus emergency. But the library’s website offers a treasury of resources online.
Free Audio and Ebooks
Free audio and ebooks are available as the community bunkers down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Overdrive and Libby apps are now available to everyone who has an Orange County library card. (To get a card, log on to https://www.ocls.info/using-library/get-or-replace-your-card)
Find audiobooks and e-books, check them out, download them, and access them through the easy-to-use Libby app from OverDrive. People can borrow thousands of ebooks and audiobooks instantly for free, using their cell phones.
Just get the app for your phone or tablet; download it from either the Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play for androids.
With the app you can keep track of your reading history, all your loans and holds are consolidated in a single place and positions and notes are synced across all your devices.
Libby can send books to Kindle for people who like to read on that device.
LW residents can now order materials for curbside pick-up. To request materials, call the library at (562) 598-2431, Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-to 2 p.m., or email LWLibrary@lwsb.com; include your name, library card number, phone number and what kinds of materials you like to read and/or watch.
Library staff will accommodate specific requests or select similar items. The library is closed but staff is available to answer questions via phone or email Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The Creative Writers meet on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room1, for poetry, fiction and non-fiction; business meeting follows.
It’s night and all around the misty clouds hang low,
brushed ruddy from the city’s glow.
But standing beside my Leisure World home
the night sky blooms with stars,
Orian’s belt and Venus, ages old, brilliant still.
And were that not enough
a new light shines in the Western sky,
The International Space Station glows.
Grab ‘n’ Go Schedule
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck – Chicken or meat kabobs, Gyros, Falafel, loaded fries, www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696 for preorders or buy onsite. Mention LWSB.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., no pre-orders
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-7 p.m., pre-order by calling (323) 833-1213
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders; wings and salads offered; 3:30-7 p.m., (562) 493-2212; Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream Truck is there from 4-7 p.m.
• Friday: Koffel’s Food Service –special Friday menus weekly, cash, cards accepted, 5-7 p.m.
• Saturday: Lucille’s Smokehouse – Barbecue, salads, sandwiches —no pre-orders, just show up from 4-6 p.m.
• Sunday: Katella Deli, extensive menu from appetizers to salads to hot entrees, 4-6 p.m. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611 or order online www.katellabakery.com for specials of the day, available onsite.
All Grab ‘n’ Go events will take place, rain or shine. If it rains or too hot, people will line up in Clubhouse 6. People are asked to keep a six-foot distance and wear a mask. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
On-call bus service available from 4:30 p.m. when regular service ends. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
For more information or to make a suggestion, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
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by Dave LaCascia
After a nearly three-month hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Men’s Friday Golf League restarted the season on June 5 at the Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach.
Narrow fairways and sloping greens make this a fun and challenging course. Ten men, one woman and one guest tackled the par 70 course. Because most everyone is mentally and physically out of competition shape, the round was played just for fun and socialization. The course is in exceptionally good shape, and it was a pleasure to play with folks that had not seen each other for a while. Fortunately, all are in good health and surviving the quarantine.
At the start of the round it was cool and still drizzling after a downpour 20 minutes before tee time. That stopped after a few holes, and it warmed up a little, but none of the golfers ever saw the sun.
Golf carts were available at the course for single occupants only or people from the same household.
A Zoom class for MAC Users will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23. The beginning class that will focus on the MAC user. If you have any connectivity issues, call Bonnie Z. Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class starts. Instructor: Miryam Fernandez and Bob Cohen
A Microsoft Word Basics class will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. This class will focus on basic Word skills that apply to Zoom and other video conferencing applications. If you have any connectivity issues, call Bonnie Z. Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class starts. Instructor: Miryam Fernandez and Virginia Olejnik
To request a Zoom invitation, email Miryam at email@example.com and write Tuesday Classes in the subject line.
The Video Producers Club is offering free Zoom classes at 10 a.m., Monday-Friday, and a Zoom Party Social on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Classes are as follows:
•Monday, 10 a.m., intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Joe Osuna, host. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Monday, 2 p.m., Zoom class for iPad and Mac users with Fred Carpenter, host. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
•Wednesday, 10 a.m., beginners Zoom class Windows and Android users with Joe Osuna, host. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, 10 a.m., beginners Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with Joseph Valentinetti, host. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
•Friday, 10 a.m., guest lecturer Bob Cohen in Friday Morning Tech Talk; learn more about technology each week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite or visit the calendar at www.bobology.com.
• Saturdays, 5 p.m., Zoom Party Social, hour open to all residents, hosted by Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to the party, email email@example.com.
Mutual 15 directors have masks for residents
The LW Sewing Brigade is giving masks to LW mutuals to distribute to residents who still need one.
Mutual 15 has received 150 masks to give away to its shareholders.
If you live in Mutual 15 and need a free cotton face mask, call (562) 804-5585, ext. 5, to request a packet; two masks per unit, first come, first served.
Where Can I Get Tested?
The outbreak of COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in China late last year. Updated information from the CDC and other authorities, in addition to the latest guidance and reminders of how residents can protect themselves, will be provided in this column.
What Is It?
The World Health Organization describes the novel coronavirus as a member of “a large family of viruses” that cause everything from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover. State and local officials have put social distancing policies in place to slow the spread of the virus. Seal Beach has 28 reported cases as of presstime, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
COVID-19 Testing at Home
If you’re interested in taking a free COVID-19 test in your home in Leisure World by licensed, trained lab personnel, contact Reddy Urgent Care in Hunington Beach by email at Reddyurgentcare@gmail mail.com, attention: Helen and Minerva, who will send you information. Required is a copy of your I.D. card and insurance information, and they will schedule an appointment at your home.
Insurance will be billed if it covers the test; if not, there is no charge.
Usha Rani K. Reddy, M.D., is a board-certified emergency room physician working with Long Beach Emergency Medical Group. His group provides physician services at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro.
He also owns and runs three urgent care centers that provide medical services comparable to an emergency room visit. Currently COVID-19 testing and blood draws for the anti-body test are being done at all the centers; for general information, visit reddyuc.com.
Reddy Urgent Care Centers are located at 123 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, 90802, (562) 726-1383; 4237 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, 90807, (562) 336-1656; 7772 Warner Ave., Suite 103, Huntington Beach, 92647; (714) 916-0241.
Thank you to LWer Donna Sprow for providing this information.
CVS on PCH has COVID-19
CVS, 921 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, now offers limited testing for the COVID-19 virus. Go online and schedule an appointment time. At the drive through, you will be given a self test to take and then return it to a kiosk outside the store.
People must follow online instructions, register, schedule a time for the drive through and then follow instructions for the self test.
Limited appointments are available to patients who qualify. Patients being tested are required to stay in their vehicles and surfaces are sanitized after each visit. To learn more, visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.
OC, SB reopenings
On June 11, county officials announced a new list of businesses that can resume as California enters Stage 3 of the state’s reopening plan, including bars and breweries, gyms, movie theaters and family entertainment centers, hotels, museums and campgrounds.
Neighborhood swimming pools, including the McGaugh School Pool, also reopened June 12, with social distancing and other precautions in place. The Seal Beach Community Pool, located at 1698 Bolsa Ave. on the McGaugh Elementary School campus, is open for lap swimming. No new swim passes are available as safety guidelines are evolving. But current passholders can register for one-hour time slots in specific pool lanes. The pool is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, only one person is allowed per lane, per hour, allowing for eight people in the pool at all times. To accommodate as many swimmers as possible, people are asked to limit reservations to three swims a week. For more information and to register, visit http://register.sealbeachca.gov/, or call the Pool Office at (562) 430-9612 or Community Services at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1344.
The pool is one of many amenities, services and business that are slowly reopening. County officials have reported that the rate of positive tests has stayed below the state’s eight-percent benchmark for proceeding with reopenings; as of last week it was 4.5 percent.
Food Resources during COVID-19
The Leisure World Recreation Department has compiled the following information on senior grocery hours, grab ’n’ go meals delivered daily onsite and local restaurants that deliver or have curbside pickup.
This information is updated weekly to help people stay home as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
Grocery Store Hours for Seniors
• Gelson’s Market is open from 7-8 a.m. for seniors 65 and older. One caregiver per shopper is permitted, proof of age required.
• Ralph’s is open from 6-7 a.m. for seniors. Traffic is restricted to 50 people at a time so occasionally there are lines. People can order online for store pickup
• Sprouts does not have senior hours but delivers through Instacart or you can order ahead, and store staff will hand pick your order pick up.
• Trader Joes is open from 8-9 a.m. for people aged 60 and older. The store limits the number of shoppers inside to 50. Lines move quickly and the wait is usually only a few minutes. It is well stocked but limits eggs, milk and paper products; ask if shelves are not stocked.
• Costco is open from 9-10 a.m., Monday-Friday, for members ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities effective May 4. Guests will not be admitted. Costco delivers through Instacart with store hours from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
•Target is open on Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. for seniors only. The store has reduced hours and closes by 9 p.m. daily to deeply clean stores.
• Smart & Final stores are open 30 minutes early, from 7:30-8 a.m. to accommodate seniors 65 and older, those with disabilities and pregnant women. ID may be requested.
• Stater Bros. Market is open from 7-8 a.m. for people 65-plus.
Other Local Food Options
The Farmer’s Market is open at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at Seal Beach Village parking lot.
The Primrose Restaurant in the same shopping center offers a pop-up mini market daily in the parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It offers dairy products, eggs, fresh produce, paper goods and a few sundry items.
Grab n’ go Onsite Food Options
There is onsite food service available daily at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot at a Grab n’ Go event. In case of long lines or warm weather, lines will form inside Clubhouse 6. Vehicles should be parked; golf carts will not be permitted in line. Mobility aids are allowed.
• Kabobaholic Food Truck 4-6 p.m., Mondays; Mediterranean cuisine, including chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, pre-order at www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696 or buy onsite, mention LWSB.
• Koffel’s Taco Tuesday Truck, 5-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday; check menus via LW Live alerts (no pre-orders).
• Gourmet Renee’s American cuisine, 4-6 p.m., Wednesdays. Pre-order and save time by calling or texting (323) 833-1213.
• Domino’s Pizza, 3:30-7 p.m., Thursdays. Call ahead, (562) 493-2212, to have special orders delivered to the parking lot.
• Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream truck has now joined the Thursday lineup, just in time for the warm weather.
• Naples Rib Company barbecue, sandwiches and salads, 4-6 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays in June; online pre-orders only at ribcompany.com/LW.
• Lucille’s Smokehouse, 4-6 p.m., first and third Saturdays in June (no pre-ordering)
• Katella Deli, 4-6 p.m., Sundays, preorder at (562) 594-8611 or order online www.katellabakery.com or buy weekly specials onsite.
All information is subject to change. Information will be posted daily on the electronic marquee at the corner of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive.
The Downtown Café in Building 5 has vending machines that are restocked daily with food and drinks for take-out. Due to social distancing rules, the tables and chairs have been removed to discourage lingering.
A number of volunteers have offered to assist residents with their shopping and errand needs. Contact the Recreation office at the number below to be matched to a volunteer. This is a free service, but arrangements you make are between the two parties. GRF is simply sharing this information.
Local Restaurant Delivery and TakeOut
Several local restaurants have reached out to us who now offer pickup and delivery service, some with specially priced menus with lower prices during this difficult time. Contact Recreation for more information on food options by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
Aquarium of Pacific opens new exhibit
After careful planning and discussions with the City of Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific reopened to the public on June 14, with special safety measures in place.
The Aquarium has been offering a variety of programs for people at home through its Online Academy during its closure due to COVID-19 and plans to continue to do so.
It will also debut a new exhibition on coral reefs.
“On behalf of all of us at the Aquarium, we are very pleased to be able to welcome our members and visitors back. We have missed them and look forward to our community being able to enjoy the tranquility of our exhibits and to learn about our ocean planet. We are pleased to reopen with a new exhibition, Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities,” said Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO.
The Aquarium invites people to explore the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents in a new exhibition. Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities features new animals, programs, and exhibits where visitors can learn more about the importance of coral reefs and how to protect them.
Guests can journey through the newly redesigned Tropical Pacific Gallery and experience a stunning virtual dive in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater. A green sea turtle, flashlight fish that glow and clownfish are among the more than one dozen new animal species that are highlighted. Also featured are various coral reef environments with these and other species, from pufferfish to cuttlefish and the new seabird—Sula the red-footed booby. Sula is one of only two red-footed boobies known to be living at a zoo or aquarium.
The Aquarium is limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations for everyone, and managing traffic flow to ensure appropriate social distancing; requiring face coverings for everyone age two and older and temperature checks for everyone, including staff; providing numerous hand-sanitizing stations for visitors and staff; will be constantly sanitizing all touched surface; and much more.
Clear partitions have also been installed in key areas where staff interact with guests, such as the main entrance, member services and retail areas. The Aquarium has also temporarily paused shows and presentations and closed several exhibits to ensure social distancing.
More details are available on the Aquarium’s website at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/visit/aquarium_safety. According to current health guidance from the City of Long Beach, all people residing within the city who are age 65 or older and all people of any age who have underlying health conditions are strongly urged to remain in their residences.
The Aquarium has installed social distancing signs throughout the facility, set up for one-way foot traffic in the main galleries, and is stationing staff to monitor and enforce social distancing. Exit with re-entry will not be allowed during this initial phase of reopening.
Anyone who wants to visit must make an online reservation. Members and those holding tickets or who want to redeem a coupon must still make a free reservation time. The Aquarium will be open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and will extend its hours Friday through Saturday to 9 p.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, has a general admission of $34.95, adult (12+); $29.95, senior (65+); $24.95, child, and free to children under age three and Aquarium members
For more information, call (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org.
Religion, page 6-7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Learning to minsiter in a holier way
By Jim Greer
In April of 2018, the Church changed how Latter-day Saints care for one another. The new ministering program replaced the men’s home teaching and the women’s visiting teaching programs with new expanded responsibility for men, women, and youth to care for their fellow saints.
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained the importance of the new program when he stated “as disciples of Christ, we strongly reject the notion that our lives are all about ourselves. Rather, we follow the savior.”
As it states in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 20, “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Ministering during the COVID-19 pandemic is a critical test for the saints. Elder Anderson defined a formula for successful ministering. “The ability to bring a holier approach to loving your neighbor, to caring for and ministering to others, will rest upon how strongly you keep the first commandment. There is a unique and supernal gift of ministering that can come from someone who loves God with all his or her heart; who is settled, grounded, steadfast, and immovable in his or her faith in Jesus Christ and the restored gospel; and who keeps the commandments with exactness.”
This ministering in the Savior’s way is much more than a monthly assignment. “Caring for others, physically and emotionally, requires an unselfish and sensitive heart. It is an important part of the Gospel.
This caring is done in and out of the church by good people, believers, and nonbelievers. There are many wonderful, kind people all over the world, and we can learn from them.”
If each of us is indeed a “converted” member of The Church of Jesus Christ, we practice an even higher form of ministering. As disciples of Christ, we minister in a way that keeps a friend’s faith from faltering, reminding in a compassionate way that reading the scriptures can bring miracles.
Ministering spiritually requires opening our hearts, and through faith, encouraging a friend’s positive growth through consistent discipleship. While not being self-righteous, we can be spiritually courageous as we strengthen the faith of others and minister in a holier way.
As we follow the savior, most of our ministering will be from one person to another. Like “a one-time blast from a firehose,”a single ministering attempt won’t fix a spiritual problem. It takes time, multiple conversations, and experiences to rebuild faith. You have to minister repeatedly and consistently to help someone turn back to God and rely on the savior and his atonement.
President Russell M. Nelson spoke powerfully in that same general conference, urging us “to stretch beyond your current spiritual ability to receive personal revelation.” He recommends that we invite the spirit to dwell in us, and schedule time and space to unplug so that we do not miss opportunities to hear “the still, small voice of the spirit.”
Elder Andersen concludes his address with a promise that “as you love God with all your heart, pray to be an instrument in his hands.” As you minister to individuals, you will build your capacity to receive revelation. We must trust in the influence of the Holy Ghost. The Lord will put his children in your path, that you will become their ministering angels, blessing their lives eternally. This is ministering in a holier way.
If you are in need of a ministering brother or sister, call (562) 344-5083 or email email@example.com.
By Rolland Coburn
Jesus told his followers, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also,” (John 14:2-3). Believers look forward to this event, and call it the “blessed hope,” as Lelia Morris’s gospel song expresses:
“Jesus is coming to earth again,
What if it were today?
Coming in power and love to reign,
What if it were today?
Coming to claim His chosen Bride,
All the redeemed and purified,
Over this whole earth scattered wide,
What if it were today?
Glory, glory! Joy to my heart ‘twill bring;
Glory, When we shall crown Him King.
Glory, glory! Haste to prepare the way;
Glory, glory! Jesus will come someday.
Satan’s dominion will then be o’er
O that it were today!
Sorrow and sighing shall be no more
O that it were today!
Then shall the dead in Christ arise,
Caught up to meet Him in the skies;
When shall these glories meet our eyes?
What if it were today?
Faithful and true would He find us here
If He should come today?
Watching in gladness and not in fear,
If He should come today?
Signs of His coming multiply,
Morning light breaks in eastern sky;
Watch, for the time is drawing nigh
What if it were today?”
Luke 21:28 says, “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Beit HaLev offers interactive livestream services for Shabbat and Jewish holidays. To attend, go to Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com (Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel). Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10.
This week is about studying another double Torah reading: “B’har-B’chukotai” — “on the mountain of” and “My commandments,” respectively. In “B’har,” Adonai addresses Moses on the mountain of Mt. Sinai regarding the laws concerning care of the land (Israel): the Israelites were to observe a Sabbath for the land they were assigned every seven years and to observe a Jubilee Year every 50th year.
In “B’chukotai,” Adonai addresses the Israelites telling them to faithfully observe the commandments, bestowing blessings on their obedience in the form of rain for the crops, bountiful harvests and promising fertility to the people; God also threatens punishment for disobedience including exile from the Land of Israel.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To count the Omer, say Kaddish, pray for healing or to hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah also teaches online Hebrew (Prayerbook and Conversational) and Cantillation (Torah chanting) for anyone who wants to learn something new. Contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Christian Assembly
Billy Graham is quoted as saying, “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 2,1 this year, and Faith Christian Assembly wants to make it an exceptional day for each and every father. There will be a message that will honor and inspire each father and they will be given a special gift as well. The service will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be no evening service on June 21.
Out of an abundance of caution, all who attend will have their temperature taken at the door, must wear a mask while sitting socially distant from others. Anyone who is uncomfortable attending the service in person can participate in the conference call during the regular service times. To attend, call (425) 436-6371, access code: 576671#.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not currently having its regular ministries, but will resume as soon as possible. To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.
St.Theodore’s Epsicopal wants to share two prayers to pray to God the Father during this time.
“Keep us, God our Father, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that
nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The other prayer comes from the Book of Common Prayers.
“This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus.”
Rabbi Karen Isenberg will stream Friday night services at 6:30 on June 19 on The Congregation Sholom of Leisure World Facebook page. To join, select the “Rooms” tab, then click on “Jewish Activities” and “Join to Restart.” Rabbi Eric Dangott will be on Facebook for the Saturday morning services starting at 9:30 on June 20.
Congregation Sholom’s bingo night was so successful, it has decided to host one every Sunday, except Father’s Day on June 21, at 4 p.m. Those who have already played can use the same email for a card. Those who haven’t participated yet can contact Susan Michlin (805) 501-5268 to get a card. Once it is set up, participants should go to Facebook, search for Congregation Sholom, click on rooms, then click on the bingo tab.
The book club is reading “The Weight of Ink,” by Rachel Kadish. It is a long book, so it will help make the time sheltering in place go faster. A room will be added to the Congregation Sholom Facebook page for the book club. Those who want to become members so they can participate in the live-streamed services can call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040.
Assembly of God
Father’s Day celebrates the contribution fathers and father figures make in children’s lives. This special day was founded by Sonora Dodd and first celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 1910. It became a permanent holiday under Richard Nixon’s presidency in 1972. “Imperfections are not an excuse to plateau as a parent, we keep learning” is a great phrase to consider. Even when children are grown and possibly fathers themselves, everyone can benefit from Paul’s words of wisdom in I Corinthians 16:13, “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong. Do everything in love.” Enjoy and cherish every moment with children, and grandchildren.
The videotaped message this Sunday–which will be delivered to each church member’s home–will feature Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger preaching from Luke 15 about the Prodigal Son. This parable clearly illustrates the heart of God’s love for us. When the son turned back to his father after his wasteful living, the father ran to meet him. Which is so like our Father in heaven, who welcomes us with open arms.
Pastor Sam Pawlak will have a brief devotion on Facebook at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Holy Family Catholic Church
by Juan Caboboy
Everyone will need to observe the guidelines on social distancing while attending Mass in person. Bishop Kevin Vann extends a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until such time as it is deemed safe to have large gatherings at Mass.
There will be a limited number of parishioners allowed in the church at each Mass and the maximum number of attendees is 100. The schedule is the same for weekday and weekend masses (www.holyfamilysb.com). For the safety of everyone who comes to church we need to observe the following:
Follow strict guidelines for social distancing and sanitization.
Those with underlying health conditions are encouraged to consider not returning to Mass yet.
Anyone showing symptoms of illness, or anyone who has a household member who is sick or showing symptoms of illness, should not come to church.
The church will be sanitized/cleaned after each service. Holy water fonts will remain empty.
All local safety orders specifically relating to proper face coverings or masks will be followed.
Parishioners will be instructed to not engage in any physical touch, such as greeting one another. The sign of peace at mass will be suspended.
Ushers will lead you to your seats when you come in at the front door. I encourage one household to sit together in the front pews.
During Holy Communion, you need to remove your face mask and observe the six-foot distance to the person in front of you in the line. The usher will give you a sign when to come to the center aisle to join the line for Holy Communion.
The ushers will have the offertory baskets at the door as you exit after mass and you can pick up a copy of the parish bulletin at the door. We will be using side doors near the altar for exists at the end of the mass.
When the church is vacated, people who are interested can help the ushers in wiping or sanitizing the pews.
Every Sunday is a day to honor our Father in Heaven. Redeemer Lutheran will host its “Pick up Your Spirits, with Prayer and Communion” Sunday out in front of the church (13564 Saint Andrew’s Drive) from 10 a.m.–noon on June 21. In celebration of the heavenly father and Father’s Day, Redeemer Lutheran will also have delicious doughnuts as a sweet treat for all who made someone a father — all of us!
By Johan Dodge
For most of my childhood, I worshipped at a First United Methodist Church of Long Beach. In this church we had a diverse community of people, many of whom were adopted from Nigeria by a family. This couple had served as missionaries in Nigeria and had brought children over to be educated here so that they might return to Nigeria and improve the state of the country there. In addition to these lovely people we had a community of Hmong people in the church.
Since becoming a parent myself, I strive to give my children the opportunity to embrace the diversity of God’s “very good creation” and developed three words as our family values: “Listening, Learning and Loving.”
In the midst of the unrest that is all around us, I humbly suggest these values for your consideration. Listening is a spiritual practice that is difficult, but can also bring immense peace to our hearts. When we are able to truly listen, we are able to appreciate where someone else is coming from, especially when their experience is so different from our own. All of us, as diverse as we are, have been created in the image of God. When we listen and learn without fear, we become one with God and resemble God’s love in the world. If you are feeling like there should be more love in the world right now, maybe it’s time to do some more listening. Listening, learning and loving is a process that repeats itself throughout our entire lives.
The work of the church is currently taking place in our homes. Even though the building is closed, the church has only become closer and more active. If you are in need without another way to address that need, you may call the church office to leave me a message at (562) 431-2503.
Worship is on Sunday morning at 9:50 on Facebook live, @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have a computer or Facebook can call in to the phone system at (562) 431-2503 and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening.
First Christian Church
By Bruce Humes
In Romans 3:19, the apostle Paul writes, “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Those under the law were the Israelites, it was given to them on Mount Sinai by God through Moses after they departed Egypt. The instructions from God, known as the Pentateuch or the Torah, which contains the Ten Commandments, was given as a code of moral conduct and ceremonial laws for the Jews to live by. God, in his sovereignty, gave the written law to the Israelites, and that same written law was in the heart (soul) and the conscience of man (Romans 2:15) leaving neither Jew or gentile with an excuse.
Not only did God write it down for us, but he wrote in our hearts and minds, revealing to us just how unrighteous and sinful we are. But, Paul continues in verses 22-23 telling us that, “even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
So how do we get right with God? Verse 24 tells us, “being justified (seen as righteous, or as if we had never sinned) freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
In John 6:29, Jesus made this statement in answer to a question asked by the disciples, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him (Jesus) whom He (God) sent.” Thus a clear answer to the age old question of eternal redemption.
In a time of great uncertainty, chaos, civil unrest, lawlessness, and ungodliness we must remember that none of us are without sin. We are all guilty according to God, and no redemption or justification will come from a political party or government system, any military or police force. Redemption and justification comes to those who believe in Christ Jesus.
GAF handed out 800 masks in its second LW mask give away
In response to seeing a need for masks throughout the community, the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) hosted its second mask giveaway on June 12 in Veteran’s Plaza. The event drew out many people, causing the line to snake around the Clubhouse 3 building at one point, with everyone standing six feet apart. The group ended up giving away 800 masks to the community. Another 650 masks were distributed during its first giveaway on May 15.
Shareholders who attended the event were asked to cover their mouths with a scarf or handkerchief if they didn’t already have a mask. Each shareholder received one mask.
Inside the plastic bag that contained the mask were instructions to wash the mask before using. It said that shareholders can put a filter in the mask such as a coffee filter, paper towel, or napkin for added protection.
It is important to wash the mask (without the filter) daily. Those who don’t have a washing machine can put it in a ziplock baggie, fill it with hot water and soap and shake by hand. Let the mask soak in a bag for five minutes. Rinse with hot water and hang to dry.
GAF wants to thank the 50-plus volunteers who made this event possible. The sewers, fabric and elastic cutters, and runners for coming together to make a total 4,000 handmade washable face masks for fellow neighbors over the past few months. And thanks to co-coordinators Diana Harrison of Mutual 5 and Anna Derby from the Golden Age Foundation who have overseen this project since April 30.
The group would also like to thank a Mutual 1 shareholder, who would like to remain anonymous, for contributing close to 2,000 face masks made by her friends. The group of volunteers was from Phat To Temple (Gotta Temple) in Long Beach who sewed all those masks to give away. Her donation will be shared with Mutual boards so all directors can deliver them to home bound shareholders who can’t stand in line .
Thanks to the Golden Age Foundation board who participated in distribution on May 15 and June 12 to hand out over 1,500 face masks.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
The Golden Age Foundation is nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Seal Beach Leisure World shareholders. Its purpose is to make the community a better and happier place in which to live.
Because the Golden Age Foundation has been certified as a nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, contributions made to it qualify for exemption from income taxes, in most cases.
Celebrating 65 years together
Gene and Margaret Smith were married on June 17, 1955 in Redondo Beach, Ca. Gene was working for the North American Aviation at the time. In 1958 they had twin daughters, Barbara and Beverly and in 1960 they had a third daughter, Susan. In 1969 they all moved to Dexter, Maine, where Gene was born and grew up. Margaret was born in Bristol, England and immigrated to Main in 1949. The twin daughters and their husbands live in Huntington beach and their youngest daughter and husband and only granddaughter live in Arizona. The Smith’s moved to Leisure World in 2004 after retirement. They are very active in Leisure World at the Baptist Church, cribbage club, pinochle club, Friends of the Library, and tax program. They have planned a trip to celebrate their 65th anniversary to Lake Arrowhead with their daughters, Barb and Bev.
By Mary Larson
Since Democratic Club cannot meet in person to discuss issues, the group would like to highlight some issues that are of interest to the Democratic party both in Orange County and the rest of the United States.
The Democratic Party of Orange County passed a broad, comprehensive reform resolution that requires endorsed candidates to commit to introducing legislation for racial justice and equity. Orange County’s chief health officer resigned after facing push back from Orange County Board of Supervisor Chair Michelle Steel and others for her order to require face coverings for the public. The newly appointed chief health officer has reversed the mandated mask order, suggesting that masks are only recommended, but not mandatory.
The Republican National Committee has sought a preliminary injunction to block Gov. Newsom’s order calling for every registered voter in the state to receive a mail-in ballot for the November election. Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded campaign at both the state and national level that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in voting.
Also, at the federal level, two members of the House (one Republican and one Democrat) have introduced the Ending Qualified Immunity Act, which they say would restore the original intent of the 1871 Civil Rights Act. More recently, Democrats in the House introduced a new Justice in Policing Act, the text of which can be found at https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/justice_in_policing_act_of_2020.pdf
When it comes to policing, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy identified three possible points of common ground with Democrats: raising the level of officer training by linking training standards to federal money, requiring more transparency about misconduct allegations so police officers can’t escape past problems by moving to another city, and making it easier to remove bad officers.
Leisure World’s representative in Congress, Harley Rouda, has been working tirelessly on all of the above issues. He has condemned rhetoric and actions of hate in our community from his first day in office and has recently written about Orange County’s history of white supremacy and anti-Semitism that cannot and should not be swept under the rug.
For more information about any or all of these issues, LW Democrats and their supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing email@example.com or calling the editor at (562) 296-8521.
Voting in the general election
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding mail-in ballots as the Nov. 3 Presidential Election draws near. Historically, most voters have gone to the polls to vote, but some choose to vote by mail. Voting by mail is designed for people who might be out of town on voting day or have an illness that prevents them from voting in person. In these cases, a family member or a person who lived in your household could deliver your ballot to the post office or hand carry it to a local poll.
On September 29, 2016, just before the last Presidential election, the California legislature and the Governor approved a new law (Assembly Bill 1921) that would allow anyone to take anyone’s ballot and turn it over to the Registrar of Voters office to be counted. Most mailed their ballot via the U.S. Post Office.
Many people have been concerned about the possibility of fraudulent mail-in votes. It is for these reasons, President Trump has encouraged voters to vote in person. However, voting in person is not always possible. Leisure World is a good example since residents are not physically capable of going to a voting center to vote.
The Republican Club has developed a process that will provide a 100 percent guarantee that your ballot will be received and delivered the same day to the Orange County Voter Registrar’s Office. Below is how the Republican Club will process ballots received for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Leading up to the election, those who come to the Republic Club booth will be advised that it cannot assist in the completion of their ballot. The club will have recommendations to assist voters, which will be made available shortly after the Sample Ballot has been mailed to voters from the Orange County Voter Registrar.
Voters who are unable to vote in person have the option to mail their ballots through the US Postal Service. The club does not recommend mailing these documents based on past problems with this government agency.
The Republican Club will offer any voter the opportunity to bring their completed ballot, which should be placed in the envelope provided by the Registrar of Voters Office, sealed and signed by the voter. This envelope will be placed in a secured drop box, only to be opened by the president of the Republican Club or his designated representative.
Each day at 2 p.m. all ballots will be removed from this secured container and each ballot will be logged by the voter’s name for the purpose ensuring each ballot is accounted for.
A designated driver will be given the ballots for transportation to the OC Voter Registrar Office in Santa Ana.
Upon arrival at the Registrar Office, the driver will then sign all envelopes as required before either handing the ballots over to an employee of the Registrar Office or placing them in an outside drop off box.
During the latest Primary Election, the LW Republican Club received and delivered 434 ballots to the Orange County Registrar of Voters office on a daily basis. The goal is to reach 100 percent of Republican registered voters turning out to vote for this November’s election.
Any questions regarding this process should be directed to the club president at (562) 335-0779.
The Republican Club booth will be in the parking lot outside Building 6, the gym and table tennis room, every Monday in August, so long as COVID-19 restrictions allow.
YouTube.com provides a wealth of information while in isolation
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily interupted the Humanist Club’s meetings, it is still possible to access Humanist philosophy on YouTube. Anyone who missed the meeting titled “The Transcendental Argument for God,” with writer Bill Zuersher, can catch the talk on YouTube.com by putting the title of the talk in the search bar.
There are a number of prominent writers and philosophers expressing the Humanist viewpoint on YouTube, such as Steven Pinker, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens. Humanists can also hear from humanist scientists like Laurence Krause, Richard Dawkins and Sean Carroll, who promote an evidence-based view of the world.
July 4 Picnic canceled; looking for safe alternatives to celebrate
The Filipino Association of Leisure World regrets to announce the cancellation of the scheduled picnic to honor all veterans living in Leisure World due to COVID-19 restrictions.
FALW is currently looking for a safe alternative for the event. The group believes that the veterans in Leisure World deserve recognition for the sacrifices they made to preserve everyone’s freedom. If the group finds a safe alternative to the picnic, they will announce it in the LW Weekly. For more information, call Ren Villanueva at (323) 854-6209.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, June 18
4 pm K9 Corner
5 pm Life and Times:
6:30 pm The History of Seal Beach
7 pm The Spirit of Seal Beach
7:30 pm World’s Fair Newsreel
7:45 pm Wally Schirra
8 pm On Q—8bit Jazz Heroes
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Friday, June 19
4 pm Beginning of Leisure World
4:15 pm World’s Fair Newsreel 1964
4:30 pm Lyon Air Museum
4:45 pm Wally Schirra
5 pm Beginning of Leisure World
5:15 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
6 pm LW Mystery at the Theater
6:40 pm Abilene Ampitheater
8 pm Life and Times- Lawhead Brothers
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, June 20
4 pm Wally Schirra
4:15 pm Lyon Air Museum
4:30 pm K9 Corner
5 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
5:45 pm McGaugh 1st Grade Weather Show
6:30 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
6:45 pm Lyon Air Museum
7 pm LAUSD
Sunday, June 21
4 pm SB City Council Meeting
6 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm Wally Shirra/Newsreel 1964
8:30 pm Riders in the Sky-Cerritos Center
10:15 pm Abilene Ampitheater
11:35 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Monday, June 22
4 pm Harmonizing Humanity
4:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
5 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm McGaugh’s 3rd Grade Show
7 pm SB City Committe
8:30 pm Beginning of LW
8:45 pm World’s Fair Newsreal 1964
9 pm LW Special Olympics
9:15 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
9:30 pm Cerritos Center-
In the Mood
11:40 pm National Parks/Drone Club
Tuesday, June 23
4 pm Harmonizing Humanity
4:30 pm Beginning of Leisure World
4:45 pm World’s Fair Newsreel 1964
5 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
5:15 pm McGaugh – Go West!
7 pm Abilene Ampthitheater
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-Matt Mauser
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, June 17
4 pm LW’s Special Olmpics
4:15 pm Beginning of Leisure World
4:30 pm World’s Fair Newsreel
4:45 pm McGaugh’s 1st Grade Show
5 pm National Parks/Drone Club
5:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
6 pm History of Seal Beach
6:30 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7 pm Seal Beach City Limits-
8 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
9:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
Robert Calhoun 78
Gerald Smith 74
Donna Jones 64
John Wallace 30
Alberta Durlin 86
Lawrence Reed 90
Atina laufiso 69
Len Uanno 47
Euthell Hayes 75
Michael Jay 67
William Bonney 70
Ollie Grant 76
Daniel Rodriguez 63
Curtis Parnell 77
Calvin Brown 65
John Miller 55
Evelyn Ellison 85
Nevell Ivan Whatley 61
Jeannie Salvato 73
Henry Dawkins 79
Families assisted by
HEALTH AND FITNESS, page 15
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), delivers freshly cooked meals daily, Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and 8oz. carton of one percent milk. The cold lunch may be an entree salad or a sandwich with a small side salad. A diabetic dessert is available for those in need. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2 or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, contact Caron before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, June 18: Chicken enchilada with red sauce, black beans, zucchini and tomatoes, peaches, ham, turkey and cheese sandwhich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, marinated confetti salad.
Friday, June 19: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, watermelon, entree chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing and crackers.
Monday, June 22: Turkey A-La-King, whole grain dinner roll, green beans with pimentos, yogurt with mango and strawberries, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, June 23: Beef lasagna, whole grain dinner roll, broccoli and cauliflower, fresh banana, entree Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce shredded cheese, croutons, Ceasar dressing, crackers.
Wednesday, June 24: Curry chicken, mushroom barley and brown rice pilaf, cauliflower, fresh cantaloupe, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, homemade macaroni salad.
Continue to choose healthy meals as you age
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are. Your body changes throughout your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods and beverages for better health at each stage of life.
Drink Plenty of Liquids
With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst. Drink water often. Low-fat or fat-free milk or 100 percent juice also helps you stay hydrated. Limit beverages that have lots of added sugars or salt.
Make Eating a Social Event
Meals are more enjoyable when you eat with others. Invite a friend to join you or take part in a potluck at least twice a week. A senior center or place of worship may offer meals that are shared with others. There are many ways to make mealtimes pleasing.
Plan Healthy Meals
Find trusted nutrition information from ChooseMyPlate.gov and the National Institute on Aging. Get advice on what to eat, how much to eat, and which foods to choose, all based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Find sensible, flexible ways to choose and prepare tasty meals so you can eat foods you need.
Know How Much to Eat
Learn to recognize how much to eat so you can control portion size. When eating out, pack part of your meal to eat later. One restaurant dish might be enough for two meals or more.
Vary Your Vegetables
Include a variety of different colored, flavored, and textured vegetables. Most vegetables are a low-calorie source of nutrients. Vegetables are also a good source of fiber.
Eat for Your Teeth
Many people find that their teeth and gums change as they age. People with dental problems sometimes find it hard to chew fruits, vegetables, or meats. Don’t miss out on needed nutrients! Eating softer foods can help. Try cooked or canned foods like unsweetened fruit, low-sodium soups, or canned tuna.
Use Herbs and Spices
Foods may seem to lose their flavor as you age. If favorite dishes start to taste different, it may not be the cook! Maybe your sense of smell, sense of taste, or both have changed. Medicines may also change how foods taste. Add flavor to your meals with herbs and spices.
Keep Food Safe
Don’t take a chance with your health. A food-related illness can be life threatening for an older person. Throw out food that might not be safe. Avoid certain foods that are always risky for an older person, such as unpasteurized dairy foods. Other foods can be harmful to you when they are raw or undercooked, such as eggs, sprouts, fish, shellfish, meat, or poultry.
Read the Nutrition
Make the right choices when buying food. Pay attention to important nutrients to know as well as calories, fats, sodium, and the rest of the Nutrition Facts label. Ask your doctor if there are ingredients and nutrients you might need to limit or to increase.
Ask Your Doctor About Vitamins or Supplements
Food is the best way to get nutrients you need. Should you take vitamins or other pills or powders with herbs and minerals? These are called dietary supplements. Your doctor will know if you need them. More may not be better. Some can interfere with your medicines or affect your medical conditions.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/31/20
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
LW DECOR INC.
New triple pane windows,
laminate flooring, carpet patio
tile/carpet. Painting ceilings
made smooth, ceiling lights.
refaced kitchen cabinets,
refaced granite quartz countertops.
Lic. #723262. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764.
SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/02
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and/or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER
serving L.W. since 1999.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License #699080. 06/25
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 08/06
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
Cown moulding installed.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
LW Decor Inc.
Laminate, Vinyl, Plank, Patio tile and Patio carpet.
40 years in Leisure World.
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning
We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisure World…
Would you like yours cleaned too?
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.07/30
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.
(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,
Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach
Business License #LIV0004. 06/25
Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.
Maria’s experieced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/10/20
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/24
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 06/11
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 07/16
Get the beautiful hair at home. Countless happy clients with good referrals. Gabriel (562)708-3170 License #B50551. 08/06
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 07/02
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 06/25
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.07/16
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 07/16
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 08/20
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 07/30
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services. 714-292-9124. 05/13/2021
Inexpensive shuttle, airports,
markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093.
SB License #ABL0001. 07/02
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 06/25
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 4 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 06/18
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 07/09
MOVING, HAULING &
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 07/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/25
AUTO REPAIR SERVICES
Semi-retired mechanic doing small jobs – oil change, alternators, water pumps, starters & maintenance, air conditioning work done. Will not recommend work that is not needed. CA BAR #0262439. After 9: 00 a.m. Local. (562) 306-2686. 07/02
LW REAL ESTATE FOR LEASE
Condo for Lease – Mutual 17, 2 bedroom/2 bath. Top floor with AC. 1,160 SF. Full kitchen. Parking, Sliding doors to Balcony/Deck. Available Now. $2,200/month. Call (562) 714-4790. 06/18
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Moving – Oval dining room table (pecan), extends from 50” to 75” & 6 chairs w/new seats, $899. New Queen oak futon, extra thick mattress, $775. Solid cherry queen bed, dresser & a chest, and more.
(336) 425-7313. 06/18
Picket gate, excellent condition.
33 1/4” wide by 36” high. $110.
(562) 799-6079. 06/18
Looking for carport in Mutual 14. Don’t need storage.
Call (562) 794-9790. 06/18