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North Gate Road is closed till early next year
North Gate Road is expected to remain closed until early next year for the safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Part of the work on North Gate Road includes installing a sewer line under the freeway.
While drilling for the new line, crews encountered unexpected soil conditions and groundwater, which require additional engineering and planning to address. Once a solution is reached, construction of the sewer line will resume.
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in coordination with the city of Seal Beach, reviewed options for temporarily allowing traffic on North Gate Road. However, all options posed safety concerns because of the current construction zone, which includes a 20-foot-deep excavation area to install the new sewer line.
It is expected that the additional work required to test and analyze the soil and develop a solution to address the soil conditions and groundwater will take approximately three months. While OCTA will work to accelerate this schedule, the sewer line is expected to be completed, and North Gate Road reopened, in early 2021.
This work is part of the $1.9 billion I-405 Improvement Project, which will add one regular lane in each direction of I-405 between Euclid Street and I-605,
OC Pop-Up Vote Center is Oct. 30
The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, has arranged for a one-day onsite Pop-Up Vote Center on Friday, Oct. 30. The Vote Center, scheduled for voters who prefer to vote in person, will be located at the circle between clubhouses 3 and 4. The center will be open between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
This option offers the following services without having to leave the community:
• Voter registration
• Secure Vote-By-Mail ballot drop-off
• Accessible voting
• In-person voting
• Replacement ballots
• Voter assistance
OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley says, “My team and I are committed to ensuring that voting and elections are conducted in an open and transparent manner with integrity that increases the public’s trust and confidence in elections in Orange County. Through pop-up voting, voting opportunities will be available at locations that are familiar to voters and in areas that benefit from an additional in-person voting location.”
In addition to the Ballot Drop-Box option located at the Amphitheater bus hub, residents, employees, contractors, and any Orange County voter who is onsite that day can utilize the Vote Center to cast their ballots; the center will not be open to the general public.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue truck will be at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for those who would like to purchase a meal. Masks and social distancing are required. The regularly scheduled Friday Grab ‘n’ Go with Katella Deli will be held at Clubhouse 6 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The GRF Transportation Department will provide regular and on-call bus service throughout the day. Direct inquiries to (562) 431-6586, ext. 372.
Voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot starting on Oct. 5 for the 2020 Presidential Election can check their registration, re-register, and register to vote at ocvote.com. For more information, call (714) 567-7600 or visit ocvote.com.
Ballot Box Opens Oct. 5
The Ballot Drop Box at the Amphitheater bus hub will be opened on Monday, Oct. 5. Ballots will be picked up every other day from Oct. 5-25 and then daily from Oct. 24-Nov. 3. The schedule may increase to daily pickups earlier depending on the volume of ballots deposited in the box.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, two county employees will be at the Ballot Drop Box in the late afternoon/early evening to assist with traffic flow and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.
Key Voter Information
• Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
•In California, any voter can register and vote using the Conditional Voter Registration process at any Vote Center after the Oct. 19 deadline.
•All registered voters will automatically be sent a ballot by mail beginning on Oct. 5. They must be signed and postmarked on or before Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.
• If your permanent address is not in LW, you can go to https://www.vote.org, which is a national organization, devoted to helping people register to vote.
GAF Mobility Aids Program repairs equipment for free
by John Hlavac
Anything mechanical will eventually need adjustment or repair. The Leisure World community has many mobility aids in circulation. If you have a problem with yours, it’s smart to have it taken care of before it becomes a problem that could lead to injury to you.
The Golden Age Foundation provides repair services for mobility aids.
Some repairs are quick and easy, just taking a few minutes. But some require replacement parts and a lot more work. The problem is no one knows if your problem is easy or hard.
So if you’re looking to get a repair done, it’s best to assume the worst and hope for the best. Emergency repairs simply are not offered.
Repairs take both tools and parts, so repairs are never performed at the resident’s unit. Because repairs can take a week or more, you’ll be offered a loaner to use in the interim. Repairs to equipment loaned by the Golden Age Foundation are always free of charge. Repairs to privately-owned mobility aids are also done free of charge unless special parts are required, then you’ll be expected to pay for the necessary parts.
To arrange for a repair, leave a message at the Golden Age Foundation’s voicemail box at (562) 431-9589. This is also the number to call to request or return a mobility aid, which include walkers and wheelchairs.
GAF Mask Program is winding down
The Golden Age Foundation will soon wrap up a project to provide masks to people who need them in every Mutual. Masks are an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19.
On April 30, GAF Board held a virtual meeting to approve a project to produce face masks with the help of volunteers. The GAF organized a team of people willing to sew, cut fabric and distribute masks.
“Our community has warm hearts to give for others,” said GAF President Anna Derby, who spearheaded the effort. “We had over 55 volunteers respond.”
Diana Harrison and Anna Derby co-coordinated the project, which ultimately yielded thousands of face masks from the volunteers.
In the five months since the project began, the GAF has sponsored two major mask give-aways at Veterans Plaza and delivered masks to more than 200 shareholders who could not wait in line to get them but needed them.
Masks were also donated to the CERT group, Pathways for its volunteers to make sure they were protected and lastly, to 16 Mutual leaders for homebound neighbors.
With thousands of masks already delivered, the remaining inventory is designated to be given to Mutuals for distribution.
Mutual leaders who know of a need for masks can contact Anna Derby, (562) 301-5339.
The Golden Age Foundation would like to thank all the mask-making volunteers for their time and their compassionate hearts: “This has been the most successful project in recent years,” said Anna.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
California Telephone Access Program
People who are having difficulty hearing or seeing their smartphones are invited to attend a free workshop on how to make them work better for you. Training covers making smartphone volume louder and easier to hear; sending text messages, connecting Bluetooth devices, using basic functions and more. This is a two-part online training. To participate, you need a computer; iPhone training is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Oct 14-15. Android training is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28-29. Classes are sponsored by the California Telephone Access Program. Space is limited. Register by calling (866) 271-1540.
From the GRF Security Services Director
Keeping the Peace during Election Season
This election season has been very high-spirited, and some residents possess strong opinions about candidates and other items on the ballot.
Everyone is entitled to free speech. This includes the right to place signs and banners of support for candidates (within Mutual and GRF rules) and other lawful actions to support their candidates or cause.
Unfortunately, there have been incidents inside the community that include destroying signs and banners or yelling threats and other derogatory terms at other residents for supporting or not supporting a specific group of candidates.
The Security Department takes these incidents seriously and will report all significant threats and vandalism immediately to the Seal Beach Police Department. Please respect your neighbors.
—Victor Rocha, GRF Security Services Director
Healthy Brain Expo
The Alzheimer’s Family Center virtual Healthy Brain Expo premiered Sept. 24 on Leisure World Spectrum Cable 1390. The following Leisure World Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 schedule will run through Oct. 24. Programming start times may vary by a few minutes.
The show features four medical experts discussing the related subjects:
• 9:28 a.m.-Cheryl Alvarez, Psy. D., Healthy Brain Aging
• 10:07 a.m.-Michael Cooley, DDS, Oral Health
• 10:37 a.m.-Teryn Clarke, M.D., Neurologist, Brain Health
• 11:03 a.m.-Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPh, RDN, Super Foods and the Brain
Currently, all the programs can be seen in high definition and stereo sound 24 hours a day on www.yotube.com/joeseniorvideo
The four programs have been submitted to be broadcast in October on the City of Seal Beach cable television station, SBTV-3. The schedule will be announced. SBTV-3 can be seen on Spectrum Cable Channel 3, and on Frontier Cable Channel 37.
When the SBTV-3 programs are aired, they are simultaneously livestreamed for Internet viewers in high definition. For more information on how to livestream SBTV-3 programing on your Internet browser, visit www.sbtv3.org.
Friends of Library Bag of Books
The Friends of the Library Bookstore offers a Bag of Books program for people who love to read. Call (714) 350-7682 to request a bag of books in a specific genre or by a particular author, and volunteers will do their best to fill a bag per your request for $5.
The bookstore has been closed since mid-March and has suspended donations because there is no more storage space. Residents are asked to hold onto their donations until the bookstore reopens.
GRF Construction Projects Update
The 2020 Trust Street Paving project will run through October. Grind and overlay projects are ongoing around LW. The parking lot at clubhouses 3 and 4 will be slurry sealed, and the cracks filled Oct. 8-9; Northwood Road is scheduled for Oct. 2-8. Drivers should obey construction zone signs, speed limits and flagmen during construction.
The project is in the final stages with finishing touches underway in the dedicated fitness areas. There will be a flex-and-stretch zone, a free weight area, two strength circuits, plus a “smart” group fitness room.
The smart upgrades include an Echelon Smart Connect Fitness Mirror, the latest in fitness technology that looks just like an average mirror but provides an interactive workout experience through the device.
Exercisers can view their reflections on screen as a virtual trainer guides them to ensure proper form and technique. THE LEARNING CENTER/KITCHEN
Work continues on the demonstration kitchen in Clubhouse 3. Tile is being installed on walls and skylights are in. The demonstration kitchen will host cooking classes and provide a dining space where residents can cook for themselves and host parties.
The Learning Center is largely complete. The classroom has cutting edge computer stations, audio-visual equipment and assistive listening devices, a “smart” board and two 80-inch monitors to augment lecture sessions.
Perspectives, Page 4
Letters to the Editor
I thought I was ready to vote in the Nov. 3rd election.
I was wrong.
I have lived at the same address in LW, since 2008. I have been registered to vote at my LW address since 2008. I have voted in almost every election, including the last primary, since 2008.
I was surprised when I received a green postcard from the Registrar of Voters which stated, “According to the information we have received, the address where you live OR where you receive mail has changed to the address printed on the attached card.”
Who gave the Orange County Registrar of Voters the information that my address had changed?
It was my address on the green postcard, but Del Monte was spelled DELMONTE. I mistakenly thought that it was just a minor change in formatting, signed the postcard to confirm my address and mailed it in. Then I noticed other errors: no DR after DELMONTE and CA was printed twice.
I went to vote.org and both the address as printed on the green postcard and the address as printed on my voter registration ID card bring up my registration information. It appears that I am registered to vote at two addresses.
This is what you need to do, if you are registered to vote in OC, regardless of whether you receive a green postcard in the mail. Go to ocvote.com and confirm that the address on file with the Registrar of Voters is correct. Or call (714)567-7600.
Are you an artist? Are you an art lover? Are you interested in seeing the work of the artists living in Leisure World? Well, the program for displaying art in Clubhouse 3 is in danger of being discontinued. All the art and hanging devices were removed as part of the renovation and painting of Clubhouse 3, and it now appears that the GRF Recreation Committee has made a decision to replace that ongoing program, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a few one-day art shows a year.
I say “appears” as I have not been able to find any reference to discontinuing of this program on an agenda or in any minutes. It was never brought to the full GRF Board.
How do you feel about GRF committees making decisions on major programs without community input or a GRF Board vote?
If this is an issue of interest to you, please contact your GRF representative and let them know that when Clubhouse 3 opens again you want them to continue the Clubhouse 3 Art Gallery displaying the art and photos of the artists of Leisure World as it has for many, many years.
Recently a friend took me to brunch at an outdoor restaurant. The place was very organized with tables and chairs distanced, and waiters and waitress wearing masks. The wait staff checked to make sure everyone was wearing masks before seating them.
It was fun socializing in a group, exchanging news.
There was an atmosphere of courtesy and politeness, with people waving hands to greet each other.
We had fun feasting on a nutritious and tasty meal. Everyone was enthusiastically socializing and being safe at the same time.
Lisa A. Dickson
Credits and Kudos
Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW Weekly or Golden Rain Foundation.
• LWer Bob Berry sends kudos to Mutual 16 residents for allowing the popular band Terry Otte and Abilene to rehearse in their mutual. More than 100 people turned out to enjoy the rehearsal.
• LWer Pat Kogok recently felt the urge to plant flowers in the box in front of her apartment that had contained only dirt for several weeks. “My first mistake, I left my emergency button that I always wear and my cell phone safely inside. My second mistake was kneeling on a pillow that was soft for my knees. After a short time of planting, my knees refused to help me stand up. I struggled mightily and eventually managed to roll over onto my back, and there I stayed. A dear neighbor walked by and tried to help, but I was dead weight. This could have been interesting to observe—a new exercise perhaps?? Finally five neighbors came to my rescue and got me on feet (it took all of them, and I am not a big lady). My brain sometimes neglects to remind my body that I’m an old lady and must accept my physical limitations. Thank you Jesus for sending these neighbor angels to my rescue. I am so blessed to live in this caring community. In the future I will plant Dollar Tree flowers. Feel free to poke one in the planter box with mine.
A Mutual 11 resident checked in recently to caution her fellow Yahoo email user residents not to fall for a phishing scam using Yahoo.
“Watch out for this, it really looked authentic,” said Susan Shaver. She got a colorful, legitimate-looking email telling her that she would no longer be able to access her Yahoo account and after a certain date unless she clicked on a provided link to verify her email. That verification required logging in and using her password.
“I noticed that there was a parenthesis at the beginning of the sentence, but not at end.There was a capital “V” for verify in the middle of sentence. The return email was from someone at @frontier.com.
“So I actually called Yahoo to see if it was a valid email and they said no, delete it,” and she did.
Since 2013, criminals have been targeting users of the popular email platform with professional-looking messages claiming to be from Yahoo.
The emails, which include an official Yahoo logo but do not mention a source address, also have the user’s correct first name, which is enough to convince many potential victims.
If you click the link within the message, you are redirected to a third-party site where passwords are stolen and sold.
There’s a very simple way to make sure that you’re never taken in by a phishing scam. And that’s to do what Susan did. Contact the site yourself.
If you ever get an email reporting a problem with your account, don’t click the link in the email message. Instead, call the company as Susan did or open your web browser and go to the website in question (Yahoo, in this case) by typing the web address.
Log in as usual. If there really is some kind of problem, the website will let you know about it.
Government, Page 5
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule (meetings are dependent on orders related to COVID-19; check schedules for latest information). Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required:
Thurs., Oct. 1 Physical Property Council
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 2 GRF COVID-19 Ad Hoc Commitee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 2 GRF Board Executive Session
virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 5 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 5 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 7 Physical Property Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 8 Communications Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 9 Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 12 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 13 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 19 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 27 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., Oct. 1 Presidents’ Council
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 6 Mutual 16
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues, Oct. 6 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 8 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 9 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 12 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 14 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15 Mutual 2
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15 Mutual 11
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 19 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 20 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 21 Mutual 5
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 21 Mutual 7
virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 22 Mutual 1
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 23 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 26 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 28 Mutual 10
virtual 9 a.m.
GRF Board Special Meeting
GRF Board of Directors
Special Meeting Agenda
Monday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Clubhouse Four and Via Live Stream
To view the live GRF Board meeting:
• Go to www.lwsb.com
• Click on the Live GRF Board meeting tab.
• 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) 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, 1-15 speakers
• 3-minute limit per speaker, 16-25 speakers
• 2-minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers
5) New Business
a) 2021 Operating Budget
6) Board Member Comments
1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020
Virtual Meeting, in accordance with applicable codes.
NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935.
A. Call to Order
President Susan Hopewell
B. Roll Call
Agenda is subject to change.
GRF Board Meeting Recap-Sept. 29
Approved Consent Agenda
MOVED and duly approved to adopt the Consent Agenda, as amended: the minutes of the August 25, 2020 Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD) meeting, as presented; the minutes of the August 31, 2020, and the September 17, 2020, Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD) Special meetings, accepted the financial statements, of August 2020, for audit, approved Reserve Funds Investment Purchase and approved Capital Funds Investment Purchase.
General – Reserve Funding Request – 2020 Paving Project
MOVED and duly approved additional contingency funding for the 2020 Paving Project, not to exceed $27,464, Reserve funding, and authorize the Physical Property Chairperson to sign the change order.
MOVED and duly approved to recommend to not send a letter to the Catholic Church requesting their portion of the paving project.
Communications/IT Committee – Capital Funding Request – Synology NAS Backup Solution
MOVED and duly approved the purchase of the Synology NAS, in an amount not to exceed $3,556, Capital funding.
Executive Committee -Approve Amended GRF Employee Handbook
MOVED and duly approved to amend the GRF Employee Handbook, amending the revision date on the cover, adding the name of the external anonymous reporting service (Lighthouse) and changing “may” to “must” regarding employees taking a net 15-minute rest break under section B. Rest Breaks, as presented.
Executive Committee – Amend 30-5094-4, Custodian of Records Acknowledgement
MOVED and duly approved to amend 30-5094-4, Custodian of Records Acknowledgement form, as presented.
Executive Committee – Amend 30-5155-3, Plan Investment Administrative Committee
MOVED and duly approved to remove agenda item 9.c.iii., Amend 30-5155-3, Plan Investment Administration Committee and refer to the Executive Committee for review.
Finance Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Forklift
MOVED and duly approved the replacement purchase of the GRF fleet forklift with a new Hyster Model H50XT forklift from Pape Material Handling, in the amount of $26,336.10, Reserve Funding.
Cribbage is a club favorite
by Dave LaCascia
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three or four, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. In the Leisure World club, several members having been playing for over 20 years and dozens, for 10 years or more. There are also a handful of 90-plus year olds who play quite competitively. New members are always welcome at all games and can receive basic instructions if you do not know how to play or would like to brush up. Membership is restricted to Golden Rain members.
In Leisure World
• The Leisure World Cribbage club normally plays every Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. At this time, the club has been playing continuously since 1964. However, with the COVID issues, the club has not met since early March.
• The club currently has 100-plus dues paying members and about 60 actively play each week. This is great way to gather and socialize with fun people plus get mentally stimulated.
• Many members celebrate their birthdays or anniversaries with the club. The member may provide cake, cookies, and/or ice cream to share with the other players.
• The club generally provides a luncheon 2 or 3 times a year for special occasions.
Cribbage was invented in the early 1600s by Sir John Suckling, an English courtier, poet, gamester and gambler. Travels throughout Europe helped to broaden Sir John’s repertoire, and he was regarded as the foremost card player of his time. In 1630, he was knighted by the King, but fell from grace several years later. Cribbage derives from the earlier game of Noddy. Cribbage is extremely popular in the United States with many cribbage leagues and clubs in existence, and it is the only game that you can play in an English pub for money.
Each member plays seven games with a different partner at each table and the objective is to be the first team to get 121 points in each game. In the Leisure World club, if a player on any team wins all seven games (121 x 7 = 847 points), the player gets a star on his or her ID badge and is mentioned in the weekly article in the LW paper. As of today, the individual with the highest number of stars is Sandra de Dubovay with 24. Sandra has been playing for 10-plus years. Additionally, you also get mentioned if you lose all 7 games. The oldest and longest playing member is Mary Greytak.
The game has relatively few rules yet yields endless subtleties during play. A game may be decided by only a few points—or even a single point. Some interesting statistics:
• There are 12,994,800 possible hands in Cribbage.
• One in almost 13 hands scores zero points.
• The highest score for one hand is 29. Odds of this happening are 1 in 3,248,700 hands.
• The second highest score is 28 or 1 in about 171,00 hands.
• The third highest score is 24 or 1 in 3,531 hands.
• A 19-point hand is impossible to achieve. So, the phrase “Nineteen” has come to mean a hand of zero value.
• Once a team reaches 121 points the other team does not get to play even if they can score enough [points to win.
Current President Patti Smith has led the club for several years with the help of able board members Gene and Margaret Smith, Bobbie Straley and Terry Thrift. Each of them hopes for an end to this pandemic so everyone can get back to playing and reuniting with old friends.
Golf League Results
Monday Golf Scores
The Men’s Monday Golf League played on Sept. 21 at the Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Eight men challenged the par 71, 6000-yard 18-hole course. The long and water-hazard-free course has wide fairways and long par threes coupled with calculated positioning of sand traps.
This makes it challenging to all levels of golfers. A cool and damp start to the morning became a lovely day. Surprisingly, the improved course condition and the sunny weather on the back nine only yielded two birdies and two rounds under or at par. There were no closest-to-the-pin awards either.
Masks are required at the pro shop and while waiting to tee off. The snack bar was closed, and there is no outdoor seating. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or the course itself. The golfers are all respectful of each other’s personal space and social distancing is observed. Golf carts are single person only unless you are from the same household.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight, higher than 20.
A Flight Winners:
First Place: Gene Vesely, 2 under 69 plus a birdie; second: tie between Dave LaCascia and Bill McKusky, 1 over 72; third: Fujio Norihiro; fifth: Sam Choi. Bill also had a birdie, and Fujio had fewest putts.
B Flight Winners:
First Place: Bob Munn, even par 71; second: Tom Ross and fewest putts; third: Marv Ballard.
Friday Golf Scores
The Men’s Friday Golf played at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach on Sept. 25.
Eight men and one woman agreed to take the course challenge on the picturesque par 70, 5800-yard course.
Interestingly, using a GPS, the course as walked by one of the players was measured at 4.35 miles or 7600 yards probably because few of the golfers hit the ball straight down the middle every time and walks between greens and the next tees are not accounted for in the course yardage.
The weather was overcast and humid but not damp. The sun came out around mid-back-nine and then warmed up nicely. Of course, the ever-present wind ramps up late morning and the last few holes were challenging. With tree-lined fairways, accurate drives were required. Frequent elevation changes and elevated greens made club selection particularly important. The grounds were in good condition, but there were only two under-par rounds and only 4 birdies.
Masks are required at the pro and coffee shop and while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or course. Golfers are all respectful of each other’s personal space and social distancing is observed. There are no shoe or golf ball cleaners and the flags cannot be moved. Golf carts are single person only unless you are from the same household. There is outdoor picnic-style seating. All scores are net (actual score minus handicap).
A Flight Winners:
First Place: Dave LaCascia, 2 under 68 plus 2 birdies; second: Fujio Norihiro, 2 over 70 plus a birdie, fewest putts and closest to the pin on the 140-yard, over water, par 3 seventh hole; third: tie between Sam Choi and Gene Vesely, 3 over 73; fourth: Bill McKusky; Fifth: Cindy Cooper.
B Flight Winners:
First Place: John Petersen, 1 under 69 plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the treacherous 140-yard par 3 sixteenth hole; second: John Meyer, 1 over 71; third: Bob Munn.
Friends, ladies, spouses, and family are all welcome to play and/or join. Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues 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. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. 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 in each flight. Holes-in-One, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975.
The Men’s Monday/Friday league is looking for golfers (men and women) to join the league during the reduced playing time at the local course. Handicaps can be determined using LW course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer and more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact Dave for more information.
Grab and Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders; wings and salads offered; 3-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212; Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream Truck, 4-7 p.m.
• Friday: Katella Deli; extensive menu—deli favorites from appetizers, salads, hot entrees, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611 or order online www.katellabakery.com, specials of the day available onsite, cash/cards.
• Saturday: Naples Rib Company, barbecue, salads, sandwiches; new hours, 3:30-5 p.m.; order ahead online for faster service, www.ribcompany.com/LW or (562) 439-RIBS; cash/cards
•Sunday: Berg Catering – Freshly prepared meals with a healthy gourmet touch, 3:30-5 p.m.; preorder at (562) 663-2038 or online at www.bergcatering.com (LW Menu), or buy onsite; PayPal, checks, cash and cards
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck – Chicken or meat kabobs, Gyros, Falafel, loaded fries, 4-6 p.m., www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696 for preorders or buy onsite. Mention LWSB, cash/cards.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no pre-orders.
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-6 p.m., pre-order by calling (323) 833-1213; cash/cards
All Grab ‘n’ Go events will take place, rain or shine. If it rains or is too hot, people line up inside Clubhouse 6. People should keep a six-foot distance and masks are required. 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.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. Vendors are subject to change.
Global Market Kitchen Delivers
Free Delivery of Groceries and Meal Kits
Global Market Kitchen now delivers groceries and prepared meals on Wednesdays at Clubhouse 4 between 2-4 p.m. Order by phone at (562) 661-9776 or online at https://globalmarketkitchen.com. The customer service email is email@example.com.
Family Radio Service Drills
Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World—the Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. Use the following guidelines.
• Call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m.
• Use Channel 13/0.
• Be sure to wait until the radio is clear and call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual. Remember to press the side button to speak and release when finished.
For more instruction on use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
Balance and Stability Class
A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom.
Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities.
The class broadcast from around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390, right after the Queen Kong interview and is available on youtube.com.
Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and a ACE Group exercise certificate.
To join email her at email@example.com and she will send you the link to join to group.
Or people can join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the Meeting ID is 849 8252 2530.
The Leisure Bicyclists ride on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They meet at north gate (gate to river is unlocked). Excursion destinations include Shoreline Village, Long Beach, Bolsa Chica and El Dorado Park. All are invited to join regardless of bike models; however, helmet, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero, (562) 810-4266, for further information.
Feel Great Again Class
Leisure World resident Holly Weber will teach Feel Great Again: Understand and Maximize Your Brain Bio-chemicals through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach. The six-week class will be given via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. from Oct. 7-Nov. 18.
Using the research of Dr. Eric Braverman and others, class members will study the four brain types to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. It has been proven that individuals have a dominant brain bio-chemical. Each student will discover his or her dominant biochemical and learn to support their unique brain type with the right foods and natural supplementation.
To register visit: https://www.csulb.edu/sites/default/files/u53016/fall_sun_2020_final.pdf or call (562) 985-8237.
Weber is a registered nurse, certified brain nutritional counselor and psychotherapist who provides customized wellness consultations. She may be reached for an appointment at (562) 430-8245.
Connecting with the LW Weekly
The Leisure World Weekly office is closed to the public but editors can be reached by phone and email. See page 4 of any issue for editors’ addresses or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Classified and display advertising will be accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; credit or debit payments accepted.
Aquarium of the Pacific Seals and Seal Lions Experience
The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering a new way for visitors to view an animal care presentation that makes accommodations for social distancing and safety. The Aquarium has a Seals and Sea Lions Experience on Sunday mornings before the Aquarium opens to the public.
Join the animal husbandry staff as they feed and care for the Aquarium’s seals and sea lions. Limited to 20 guests and with a maximum group size of six people, this exclusive experience offers early access to the Aquarium’s outdoor areas before the facility opens to the public.
Animal care staff members will discuss each animal and how the Aquarium cares for them and will also answer questions from participants. After the presentation, guests will have 15 minutes to begin exploring the outdoor exhibits before they open to the public at 9 a.m. Advance reservations are required.
When: Sundays, 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802
Cost: $40 per person, $25 per Aquarium member; minimum of four people and maximum of six per reservation. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. RSVP to (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org/education/info/seal_and_sea_lion_experience/.
This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.
A big orange Jack-O-lantern smiles from my window
Crisp brown magnolia leaves crunch under foot
Smoke drifts from a neighbor’s chimney
Savory smells from the oven promise a feast.
Crisp brown Magnolia leaves crunch underfoot
Summer is dying and the air is brisk and nippy.
Savory smells from the oven Promise a feast
Leaves on the Red Plum Tree blush and quiver.
Summer is dying and the air is brisk and nippy
Autumn colors are rich and warm
Leaves of the Red Plum Tree blush and quake
Yellow and Rust colored Mums bloom on the doorstep.
Autumn’s colors are rich and warm
Smoke drifts from a neighbor’s chimney
Yellow and Rust colored Mums bloom at the doorstep
A big orange Jack -O- Lantern smiles from my window.
Miryam’s Technology Classes
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are taught on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Topics change each week as follows:
• Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., Facebook Basics
• Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., iPhone iOS 14 Updates
For an invitation, email Miryam at email@example.com.
If you need help setting up your Zoom microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.
Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email.
If there’s ever a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them.
If you get a call from them, it’s a scam.
Video Producers Club
The Video Producers Club offers free weekly Zoom classes at 10 a.m. 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 hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
•Wednesday, 10 a.m., beginners Zoom class Windows and Android users with host Joe Osuna. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, 10 a.m., beginner’s Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
•Friday, 10 a.m., guest lecturer Bob Cohen hosts Friday Morning Tech Talk on a variety of topics. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
• Saturday, 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.
Friday Tech Talk
Join Bob Cohen in a one-hour live Zoom class on a technology talk every Friday at 10 a.m. Topics are different each week and include iPhones and apps, websites, home office technology and Internet marketing. A question-and-answer session is held during each session, and all you need to know in advance is how to join using Zoom. All sessions are free.
Registration information with optional reading material is sent out every Wednesday morning for the Friday Tech Talk. To register for the weekly newsletter, signup at https://bit.ly/bobologynewsletter or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rolland Coburn
Church music offers this prayer, “I cast all my cares upon you; I lay all of my burdens down at your feet. And anytime I don’t know what to do, I cast all my cares upon you.”
The words echo a Bible promise, “Casting all your cares upon him, for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Psalms prophecies the suffering savior inviting us to the Father’s throne, “Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Psalm 55:22). Jesus speaks from experience. He knew privation, pain, and premature aging. Church poets in every age encourage us with our Lord’s example. One writes, “No one understands like Jesus/He’s a Friend beyond compare/Meet Him at the throne of mercy/He is waiting for You there.”
Another says, “If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold/ And you have to get along with meager fare/Just remember in his Word/How he feeds the little bird/Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
“If your body suffers pain, and your health you can’t regain/And your soul is almost sinking in despair/Jesus knows the pain you feel; he can save and he can heal/Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
“When your youthful days are gone, and old age is stealing on/And your body bends beneath the weight of care/He will never leave you then, he’ll go with you to the end/Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
“No one understands like Jesus/When the days are dark and grim/No one is so near, so dear as Jesus/Cast Your every care on Him.”
Assembly of God
By Norma Ballinger
Pastor Sam Pawlak drives his golf cart throughout Leisure World every Monday to deliver DVD’s of the services recorded each Sunday. Assembly of God, thanks Richard Ryals, who does the recording andthe duplication of DVDs. The packet handed out each week includes a bulletin and a song sheet so people can participate in the service from home. Pastor Sam is also on Facebook every Sunday at 10 a.m. to share a devotion.
While reading Matthew 8:23-26 the theme presented itself as “Resting or Resisting.” The trained fishermen found themselves in a terrible storm. The same storm that brought panic to the disciples put Jesus to sleep. We can’t predict or prevent most storms from coming into our life, but we can put our faith and trust in God. His rest is a profound peace that he gives to those who love and obey him, regardless of the circumstances.
Our trust in God often only goes to a certain point, then we turn back to panic stricken prayers (verse 26). Disciples knew they had missed the mark again. See Hebrews 4:1, “Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.” It’s when a crisis arises that we instantly reveal upon whom we rely. Complete and utter joy in Jesus comes by remaining absolutely confident in him.
By Johan Dodge
Community Church is celebrating holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist this week. The ritual has many names and almost as many different understandings. Whatever name or understanding you have for it, you are welcome to come receive the elements at 1 p.m. in front of the church. The elements are sealed cups with juice and a wafer. I will be leading liturgy every 15 minutes from 1–2 p.m. to keep the crowd size small. Wear a mask and maintain distance. There will not be chairs so either bring a walker with a seat or plan to stand for a few minutes. Because the elements are already blessed, you may also take elements to share with friends and neighbors.
On Sunday morning the church will move from the Gospels to the Epistles. Epistles are letters written by people to specific communities in various places. This week, we are looking at Paul’s letter to the Christians in Philippi in Greece. We will be looking at Paul’s words in relation to something we are all enduring at the moment — Adaptive Change. Someone who won the lottery never says, “no thanks, I like things just as they are.” As much as we say we dislike change, we love it when it is beneficial. Where we struggle is when change requires sacrifice or letting go of what we thought we knew to be true.
To hear this teaching as well as some exceptional worship music, I invite you to tune into worship Sunday morning at 9:50 on Facebook live, @communitychurchleisureworld. If you want to join us for virtual fellowship, call the church office or email email@example.com. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, you can call in to the phone system at (562) 431-2503 and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening. If you are in need without another way to address that need, you may call the church office and leave a message (562) 431-2503
Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s
By Lisa Rotchford
Oct. 4 is a special day to thank God for all creation. St. Francis’ Feast day gives us a chance to be reminded of the work and wisdom of this 12th century saint whose life and ministry embodied a connectedness to God through creation. There are many quotes attributed to a personable man like Francis, but his words on how to be faithful to God is my personal favorite, “Love Him totally, who gave himself totally for your love.”
Francis roamed the Italian countryside proclaiming God’s goodness in creation and Christ’s love for all in creation. He purportedly preached to the birds, the woodland creatures, and the human followers who heard God’s enduring message of love through Francis’ way of being united to God in all things. God is united with us from our creation until eternity. He encourages us to remember this, “Cast your cares upon the Lord, and your faith will sustain you.”
Come and cast your cares upon God in worship at the Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal churches (13564 St. Andrew’s Drive). In honor of St. Francis, this week at 9 a.m. there be a special opportunity to have your animals blessed. You may bring your pet with you. or bring a picture of a beloved pet if that pet is more comfortable at home (or has gone to be at home with the Lord). For those wanting to worship outside, there is drive-up/walk-up Communion out in front of the church on the northeast side of the church from 9:30–10:15 a.m. There will be a traditional 30-minute worship service with organ music, prayers and Communion for those who would like to attend service inside at 10:30 a.m.
God so loves his creation, that no matter what cares we have in this world — and our world seems to have a lot of cares at the moment — God will sustain us. By looking at creation — how God feeds the smallest of the animals, sustains our plants with refreshing rains, gives us warmth on cold winter days, and breezes that cool hot summer days — we can feel closest to God by simply looking and living in God’s world. I think Francis was a fan of the epistle of James: “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” Or to paraphrase: Live into creation as you are a beloved, created being of God.
By Bruce Humes
The 100th Psalm is a psalm (a poem set to music) of thanksgiving. Verse 1 begins with “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands (literally means all the earth).We see three things in this first verse, how we are to worship (with a joyful shout); who we are to worship; (the Lord); and who is to worship (all the Earth).
The second verse continues this thought,“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come (gather) before his presence with singing.” This verse gives further instruction on what our attitude should look like when we come together to worship the Lord; with gladness and with singing. Coming together should be a time of great joy, with gladness of heart and singing.
Verse 3 says,“Know that the Lord, he is God; It is he who made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.” When we come to the knowledge of who God is, our creator, our maker, who formed us in the womb, breathed life into us, and we realize that he desires reconciliation and a relationship with us, we should have no problem with coming together to worship him with a joyful shout, with gladness of heart and singing.
But the greatest joy and purpose for our worship is knowing that we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. So, if we are his people what should we do? Verse 4 tells us, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Be thankful to him, and bless his name.”
We praise and worship his name because there is no other name under heaven given among men for salvation. He is our Lord, our God our creator, and our shepherd, the only one who is deserving of our worship, praise and honor, the only one we bow to in adoration and worship. Verse 5 tells us that,“The Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations.”
Verses 1-3 tell us that we worship God because he is our creator, and in verses 4-5 we see that the Lord is good, and his mercy (kindness, favor) lasts forever. We worship him for his goodness, mercy, kindness, faithfulness, trustworthiness, knowing that his truth is what endures forever. When I think of these things, John 3:16 comes to mind, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This verse exhibits all the goodness, mercy, grace, faithfulness, trustworthiness, and truth of God which certainly requires all our praise and worship not only when we come together, but when we rise, and when we sleep.
For information on service times, call the church office at (562) 431-8810.
Rabbi Karen Isenberg will stream Erev Sukkot services at 6:30 p.m on Friday, Oct. 2 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 Isenberg will be on Facebook for Sukkot services Saturday morning services at 9:30 on Oct. 3.
On Oct. 4 at 4 p.m., Congregation Sholom will host a game afternoon on Zoom hosted by Sandy Geffner. Those interested should email Jeff Sacks at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time to so he can send you a Zoom invite link. You will not be able to enter the game through Facebook or the Bingo room. When logging on at 4 p.m., Sandy will give you the game rules. Make sure to have a pencil and a piece of paper ready.
Electric Shabbat candles are available for $8. This will help you to light a candle on Friday night and keep it burning until after Havdalah on Saturday night without risk of fire. Contact Carol Levine if you want a set. They have graciously been obtained for us in Leisure World by Rachel Berkowitz of Chabad.
Anyone who wants to be a member to participate in the live streamed services on the Facebook page can call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Oct. 4.
The First Reading is Isaiah 5:1-7 and the Second Reading is Philippians 4:6-9. The Gospel reading will be from Matthew 21:33-43.
First Friday Devotion, Oct. 2
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on the first Friday of each month at 9 a.m.
“I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.”
– Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary
If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, you can sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.
The church is now open to public entry and can return its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Those who attend must a wear a mask or face shield and sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry into building.
Faith Christian Assembly
Pastor Sheri Leming will lead Faith Christian Assembly’s Midweek Bible Study throughout October. Members of the group will be challenged to ask themselves“where do I go to find comfort, rest, and reassurance?” There are many different answers that people will give to this question. God wants to be the source of comfort, rest and assurance in our lives. People can find insights and examples to help guide them as they study his word. Midweek Bible Study will meet in the Main Sanctuary every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Out of an abundance of caution, for all who attend services/events at Faith Christian Assembly, we will be taking your temperature at the door, and you will be asked to wear a mask especially before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. If you are ill, we ask that you stay home.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not having all of its regular ministries at this time, but will resume as soon as possible. The midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. Grief Share will meet on Fridays at 2 p.m. starting Sept. 18.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
Beit HaLev is conducting services on Zoom. Anyone interested in joining the Beit HaLev Zoom community for services and Hebrew lessons, contact the rabbi at (562) 715-0888 for access and instructions on how to use Zoom.
Beit HaLev is continuing to livestream on Facebook and YouTube as well. To attend, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at galityomtov.com, Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com (Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel). Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10:30. A link to the PDF version of each prayer book and “Lev L’Lev,” is provided at each service.
The Days of Awe begin next week but the special prayer service that precedes Rosh Hashanah, S’lichot (prayers of supplication), is this Saturday. Beit HaLev’s schedule for livestream services for S’lichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is:
Erev Sukkot: Friday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
Sukkot: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.
The Torah reading for Shabbat/Sukkot is from Leviticus 22:26-23:44; the Maftir reading is from Numbers 29:12-16.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah’s classes will resume around November.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
By Jim Greer
Twice a year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints convenes its semi-annual General Conference. The first of these conferences was held on June 9, 1830, shortly after the Church’s formal organization. Only 27 members were present at that first gathering. But on Oct. 3–4, as many as 16 million Latter-Day Saints worldwide will watch or listen in dozens of languages via television, Internet stream, or radio.
Since that first conference, the gatherings have been celebrations of prayer and hope. Church leaders share inspiring sermons, and when combined with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, hope and peace are showered on all who participate.
On March 28, earlier this year, President and Prophet Russell M. Nelson declared, “During trying times, few things are as reassuring and comforting as truth. Amid the gloomy darkness of a troubled world, the light of Jesus Christ shines ever brighter. He can speak truth to our hearts and minds as we seek Him and learn to hear Him.”
Earlier this year, the April conference sessions celebrated the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s first vision. On that day in Palmyra, New York, Joseph knelt and uttered his first spoken prayer. As many of us feel today, Joseph felt the weight of his worries. He sought God’s peace as he expressed concern for his soul and spiritual salvation. He sought to know which church was indeed the Church of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s prayer was answered with the appearance of Jesus Christ and God the Father, who said, “this is my beloved son, hear him!”
The First Vision marked the beginning of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this, the last dispensation. Over time, the Lord restored his authority and church through Joseph Smith. This event marked the restoration of revelation through living prophets. And today, revelation continues through inspired men and women who speak the words of Christ at every General Conference.
In times of darkness and uncertainty, we all crave light and clarity. Our souls need the nourishment of light and truth. Without spiritual nourishment, we can easily forget that God knows and loves each of us. God speaks to us in many ways every day. If we listen, we can hear his voice despite our challenges.
Society has many sources of truth and light, and we value them all. That is why we join with all seekers of truth in their search for hope and peace. As we worship together, the healing power of the Holy Spirit can infuse each of us with the courage and optimism we need to move forward in hope.
We know we are not alone during this pandemic, nor are we without inspired leadership. God continues to speak to us, and through living prophets and personal revelation, we are guided through life’s challenges.
Tune in to all the sessions of General Conference online at https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org.
Community, pages 11-13
Anne Stone is this week’s speaker
Anne Stone from The League of Women Voters will speak at the next Sunshine Club Zoom meeting on Oct. 2. To join the Zoom meeting, use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88355201570 The meeting ID is 883 5520 1570.
Those who would like to get the Zoom link by email can text their email address to (562) 301-5339. All shareholders are welcome to join the Zoom meeting.
Stone’s presentation will explain how Orange County determined the Vote Center Model and how each voter will be able to exercise their voting rights. She will discuss voting by mail, voting centers, and mail drop boxes. The presentation will have opportunities for questions.
Although there has been a lot of publicity about voting, the majority of potential voters do not know about the changes due to COVID-19. Even those that do know about Voting Centers have questions about how it all works. The club hopes the presentation will help answer questions and can refer anyone to the correct source for any questions it cannot answer.
The League of Women Voters will provide a presentation on the 12 propositions that will be on the California ballot, a brief overview of registration and voting in Orange County, and information about Voter’s Edge, the ballot look-up tool. The presentation will not cover local propositions, just those that are statewide. The initiative process was created 100 years ago so California citizens would not have to rely only on lawmakers to make new laws. Propositions can create new laws, change or repeal existing laws, change the State Constitution and approve a bond measure.
The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. It encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education.
While the presentation will have two slides on the Vote Centers, the primary focus will be on the propositions and information on what a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’ vote means, the impact of the proposition and who is for and who is against. Each proposition will be talked about in detail so that the audience can feel prepared to make an informed decision based off their own belief system.
Anne Stone has been a member of the League of Women Voters for several years. She has presented on pros and cons in past years and on the Orange County Vote Centers this past year. She is the co-membership chair of the Orange Coast Chapter.
The next four speakers for the month of October will be business and life coach Bob Dabic on Oct. 9, Alice West of Reinvent Your Space will be the speaker on the 16th, Seal Beach Police Officer Jon Ainley will be the speaker on the 23rd; and Vice President of Outreach & Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Orange County Patty Mount, will be the speaker on Oct. 30 .
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced L.W Weekly with detail of meeting announcement and link information to join.
The Sunshine Club often has LW leaders come to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites a wide variety of specialists from outside to share their experiences and ideas with club members. The club always welcomes new people.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
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, October 1
4 pm LW Radio Club
4:08 pm Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Show
4:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2010
5:01 pm Anna Derby 71st Birthday
6:00 pm Ocean Perspectives
7 pm Back to Bourbon Steet
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, October 2
4 pm Dr. N Alzhiemers
4:24 pm Albuquerque Hot Air
4:31 pm Judge Carolyn John and Richard
5:30 pm Free Kosher Food
5:44 pm Aliens Among Us
6 pm Jazz Holiday with Hank Barto
7:15 pm Hot Air Balloon/Radio Show
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
8:30 pm Harmonn Islanders
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, October 3
4 pm Healthy Brain Aging
4:40 pm Free Kosher Food
5 pm Judge Carolyn John and Richard
6 pm Harmonn Islanders
6:30 pm Beginning of LW
6:45 pm Back to Bourbon Street
7:30 pm The Bug Guy
8 pm LAUSD
11 pm Cerritos Center–
Sunday, October 4
4 pm Seal Beach City Council
Meeting- Replay 9/28
6:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm LW Radio Club
8:08 pm Anna Derby’s 71st Bithday
9 pm Abilene Ampitheater
10 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
10:46 pm Aliens Among Us
11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Monday, October 5
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:31 pm Head Master
4:41 pm Sea Inside
5 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
5:46 pm Free Kosher Food
6 pm History of Seal Beach
6:30 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7 pm SB City Council Meeting– LIVE
8:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
9:05 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
11:20 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Tuesday, October 6
4 pm Dr. N Alzhiemers
4:30 pm Community Focus
5:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
6:05 pm Albuquerque Hot Air Balloons
6:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
7 pm Alaska Final Frontier
7:15 pm Back to Bourbon Street
8 pm The Bug Guy
8:30 pm Cerritos Center:
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, October 7
4 pm Healthy Brain Aging
4:45 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:45 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
9 pm Cerritos Center:
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
Hui O Hula dancers help celebrate Faye’s 91st
Faye Summers of Mutual 2 was overwhelmed by the birthday celebration put on by her caregiver, Maddy Branco, for her 91st birthday at her home on Sept. 23. Fourteen neighbors and friends gathered on the lawn for a surprise gift of the Hui O Hula dancers and Hawaiian music. Faye joined in from her chair to the song, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.”
Faye was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mutual 2 has been her home for 22 years. She devoted 10 years to the Leisure World Garden club as the monthly decorations and refreshment chairman. Also near and dear to her heart, she served as the We Care charity foundation chairperson, which the Garden club supported. Faye relishes her many birthday cards, flowers, balloon bouquets, especially the love that comes from reaching 91 years in this historic pandemic year.
By Brian Harmon
The LW Republican club has announced its recommendations for the coming Nov. 3 elections.
President: Donald Trump
Congress: Michelle Steel
Assembly: Janet Nguyen
SB City Council: Thomas Moore
As if voting on propositions were not difficult enough, even the titles of ballot measures and the descriptions are often misleading. The LW Repbulican Club has looked over each proposition in the upcoming election and created a list of recomendations that line up with Republican values and beliefs. Below are some of the following propositions that will show up on LWer’s ballots along with the club’s opinion on each.
Proposition 14- NO. State funding of stem cell research began with a $3.3 billion in 2004, after federal funding was terminated. Federal was restored in 2009. This measure will cost $7.8 Billion, including interest. The state is still paying $327 million per year on the money that was borrowed in 2004. The Republican believes this is unaffordable.
Proposition 15- NO. This proposition will repeal Proposition 13 as it applies to industrial and commercial property, with some exceptions. Proposition 13, passed overwhelmingly by voters in 1978, sets property tax assessments at 1 percent of sales price plus a maximum 2 percent increase per year. The Republican Club believes that Prop 15 will raise property taxes on business properties, raise prices, increase unemployment and drive businesses from the state.
Proposition 17- NO. This initiative will allow the 40,000 people who are on parole to vote in all elections. Since these individuals are still paying for their crimes against society. The Republican Club belieeves that voting privilege should start when parole ends, not when it begins.
Proposition 18- NO. Since brain scientists are in agreement that the decision-making part of the brain (the pre-frontal cortex) is not fully developed until about age 25, why do we want to provide voting rights to 17-year-olds?
Proposition 20- YES. Supported by police officer associations, this measure would undo some of the damage done by Proposition 47, approved in 2014, which allowed many people who committed non-violent crimes to be released.
Proposition 21- NO. Rent control is one of the very few issues on which virtually all economists agree. Most believe that rent control tends to decrease the supply of housing by discouraging the building of new housing and maintenance of existing units.
Proposition 22- YES. In spite of its title, this proposition increases benefits to ride share drivers as well as allowing them to remain as independent contractors. The business model of app-driven ride share companies requires that drivers be independent contractors, rather than regular employees. As such, they are difficult, if not impossible, to unionize. This makes them logical targets for powerful Sacramento lawmakers. The Republican believes that the failure of this measure to pass will increase unemployment and make it much more difficult for those who must, or want to, use ride share services.
Proposition 24- NO. While we all agree that personal privacy rights should be protected, this proposition will add new restrictions that will hurt small businesses and benefit large corporations that can afford to meet its requirements.
Proposition 25- NO. This measure is an attempt to remedy the problem of poor people having to go to jail because they cannot afford to post bail. A sliding scale based on income would be more fair. Instead, this law would eliminate bail for low income people. Unfortunately, that will result in many lawbreakers never showing up for trial and not having to pay for their crimes.
Voter registration has reached a new milestone as President David Harlow announced that 202 people have registered to vote this year at the Republican Club booth. Sales at the Monday booth are way up, averaging about $700 per day. Sale of merchandise is planned to end the last day of September.
The club is also raffling off a wall-size, framed picture of a jailhouse built in 1878 in Bodie, California, a gold mining ghost town near the Nevada border. The unique photograph was donated by Jim Yoshioka, who was born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. His auto-biography titled “I am the Clay, He is the Potter,” is available on Amazon. All profits will go to the LW Republican club.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, volunteers at the GOP club booth continue to give away face masks donated by Chairwoman of the OC Board of Supervisors and Congressional candidate Michelle Steel, as well as campaign signs for Republican candidates including Michelle Steel and Seal Beach City Councilman Tom Moore, who represents most of LW.
The booth is located in the parking lot near Clubhouse 6, where the food trucks can be found later in the day.
Club preps for upcoming election
By Mary Larson
After productive discussions via Zoom and email in September, LW’s Democratic Club Board issued their recommendations on the propositions that will appear on the upcoming General Election ballots.
During the meeting, issues centering around several of the propositions received special attention. Recognizing the importance of California’s most significant property tax change in decades, the Board unanimously voted to support the adoption of Prop 15. This proposition would require that certain commercial and industrial properties be taxed on their current value, rather than their original purchase price. It will not affect residential properties.
One of the Democratic Club’s favorite speakers, California’s Controller Betty Yee, wrote in the Sept. 11 issue of CalMatters that Prop. 15’s benefits can serve as an anchor for a statewide small business recovery strategy. Yee points out that studies show that the most expensive 10 percent of California’s properties will account for 92 percent of the proposition’s anticipated added revenue.
Yee’s office, along with local assessors and the Board of Equalization on which she formerly served, will be charged with implementing Prop. 15. Based upon her experiences, she is convinced that the professionals in California’s assessors’ offices can implement Prop. 15 efficiently and uniformly. Working together, they will ensure that California’s big corporate properties are assessed at fair market value – like they are in nearly every other state in the nation.
For more information on the individual propositions, call (562) 296-8521.
On another matter, the SBLW Democratic Club wants to make it clear that none of its endorsed candidates – from Joe Biden for President, to Harley Rouda for Congress, to Diedre Nguyen for the Assembly, to Carole Damoci for Seal Beach City Council – support wholesale defunding of police departments. Republican and Democratic candidates alike, however, do support meaningful police reform.
Window signs supporting the following candidates are available by calling (562) 596-0450 or (562) 296-8521:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, candidates for president and vice-president
48th District Congressman Harley Rouda, candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives;
Garden Grove Councilwoman Diedre Nguyen, candidate for CA Assembly District 72;
Paurvi Trivedi, candidate for Los Alamitos Unified School District Board Area 2.
Residents are encouraged to register online at OCvote.com. Volunteers stand ready to assist anyone having problems registering for the first time, changing their address or registering to a different party. Call (562) 412-0898, (562) 596-0450, or (562) 296-8521 or email email@example.com.
If you are a registered Democrat or a supporter and want to know more about the club’s efforts between now and Nov. 3, you can subscribe to our electronic newsletter at no cost by emailing Mary Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (562) 296-8521 with your contact information.
This week’s puzzle white moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.
Unfortunately, the Chess Club cannot play chess in person due to the coronavirus. However, the chess puzzles will appear in the LW Weekly each week to keep the love of the game alive.
– Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qh2 – The white Queen moves from g1 to h2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.
Long Beach Medical Center Shuttle available for Leisure World Residents
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is providing a complimentary shuttle service exclusively for Leisure World residents. The shuttle allows Leisure World residents easier access to the specialists and expert care available at Long Beach Medical Center, the MemorialCare Breast Centers in Los Alamitos and Long Beach and the Douglas Park Medical Offices (Near Long Beach Airport) offering imaging, primary and specialty care.
The shuttle operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more at memorialcare.org/LBShuttle or call (562) 933-1233.
golden age foundation
Ralph’s Reward Program can now be completed over the phone
Since March 16, the LW community has been asked to stay home and practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. It made cooking from home an essential way of life and now there’s a bigger need for grocery shopping than before for each household. While many shareholders spend a lot of money on groceries, there’s a way to help to donate to GAF while grocery shopping.
One of the ways that people can help GAF is through the Raph’s Community Rewards Program. Sign up on www.ralphs.com. People will need their Ralph’s Rewards Card number to register or the phone number associated with the account.
Those who don’t have access to the Internet can sign up by phone registration. Ralph’s Rewards registration number is (800) 443-4438. Be sure to let them know the GAF non-profit organization (NPO) number with Ralph’s is FS 519.
This is a great opportunity for residents to help GAF as it works to enrich the lives of other Leisure World residents. Just by signing up and doing their normal grocery shopping at Ralph’s, LWers can help GAF obtain a portion of these funds at no additional cost.
For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Free reading glasses available
The Lions Club of Seal Beach has been distributing free reading glasses in Leisure World for the past several weeks. Over 200 pairs of glasses have been handed out to 50 plus residents so far.
There are still readers available with various strengths and an eye chart available in the Leisure World Health Care Center.
The Lions Club also has a collections box in the Health Care Center for any old/used prescription glasses that are no longer needed. The Lions Club recycles these and they are given to folks in need at the Vision Screenings in Southern California and Mexico.
Deliveries are still available by emailing Frank Brown, email@example.com or Steve Hollen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
William E. Erickson
William E. Erickson of Mutual 4 died on September 20 at the age of 96. He was born in Minnesota in 1923. When he was 17, his family moved to California and he became a lifelong resident of the Golden State.
He proudly served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. Afterwards as a civilian, he enjoyed piloting his personal planes for many years.
William moved to Leisure World in 1995, where he was an active member of the community, serving on his mutual’s board, and tending his mini-garden.
William was known for taking discarded wood and building supplies, and turning them into beautifully finished, functional items such as furniture, frames, instrument cases, and toys. When his grandchildren were young, they always looked forward to receiving gifts from “The Junkman.”
He is survived by his wife, Betty Currie, his three sons, Mike, Daniel, and Tim, along with five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A kind man with a quiet and wry sense of humor, he will be missed. William’s family and friends will remember him with loving fondness and gratitude for having had him in their lives.
Lola White, 86, a resident of Mutual 4 for 20 years, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22. She was with her husband and eldest daughter until the end.
Lola was born on Nov. 22, 1933 to Martin and Charlotte Mosher in Los Angeles. She grew up in Eagle Rock, where she met the love of her life, Stu White. They were married June 19, 1953 and recently celebrated 67 years of a happy and loving marriage.
Lola was a great wife and homemaker for Stu and a wonderful mother to three daughters, Lori Garcia (Steven) of South Pasadena, California; Jenn Ballard (Mark) of Union, Ohio and Jill Smith (Philip) of Eugene, Oregon. She had the gift of hospitality and loved to entertain others. She was very active as a Christian Women’s Leader, Bible teacher, was involved in Bible studies and was a mentor to young mothers. She loved to travel and planned and organized many trips for the family and friends, visiting Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Asia. She was also proud to have reached her goal of visiting every U.S. state capital.
Besides her husband and daughters, she leaves behind four grandsons, four granddaughters, and two great granddaughters.
Her memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Church, Long Beach on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.
Velma Herron 85
Patrick Hunn 53
Kathleen Spencer 63
Kenichi Nakagawa 81
Jean-Francois Chapier 88
Tony Burrell 60
Blanca Dominguez 97
Robert Kent 89
Winifred Smith 91
Carolyn Husemoller-LaBelle 72
Cezar Salazar 82
Kimberly Hutchinson 67
Families assisted by
Health, 16 and 19
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, you must contact Caron before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Oct. 1: Turkey chili, cornbread, green beans with pimentos, cubed watermelon, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion and dill salad.
Friday, Oct. 2: Oven baked breaded fish with tarter sauce, barley pilaf, seasoned broccoli, fresh banana, entrée Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing.
Monday, Oct. 5: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, Waldorf salad, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, Italian pasta salad.
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Tuna noodle casserole, seasoned carrots, Brussels sprouts, cake, entrée Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, Feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, crackers.
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Lemon pepper chicken breast, brown and wild rice, green bean almondine, fresh mandarin, ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, German potato salad.
Hearts and Hands United in Giving
Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless in the LW community.
HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels, new, unopened travel size shampoo, soap or lotion. New socks are the only clothing donation that HHUG accepts.
Those who want to donate can contact Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. Donations can also be left on her patio at Mutual 2-48A. To learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.
It’s that time of the year again: Influenza season
By CJ Blomquist
It has been a tough and unpredictable year, but if there is one constant, its flu season. And that season is just around the corner. With everything going on, getting a flu shot is particularly important this year.
There are a lot of questions about the flu shot. Here are some we hear the most:
I’m healthy. I don’t need
a flu shot.
Being healthy is all the more reason to get a flu shot. If you get the virus, you may not have many symptoms. But you can still spread it to others. The flu doesn’t just protect you; it also protects your loved ones.
I got sick last time I
had the flu shot.
No one wants to get sick. And the flu shot can’t make you sick. It really comes down to timing. It takes up to two weeks for the flu shot to take effect. If you are exposed to the virus shortly after getting the shot, you could still end up with the flu.
This year it’s more important than ever to make an appointment so that you can get your flu shot early.
I never leave home. Why should I bother with
the flu shot?
These days we’re getting everything delivered to us, groceries, takeout, medications, and more. We wear masks in public and we keep our distance from others. And we’re being extra cautious by spending time with loved ones through virtual calls. Even with all these precautions, it doesn’t take much for the flu virus to spread. Consider the flu shot an extra dose of protection – and pat yourself on the back for being so cautious!
I don’t believe in
Despite all the science, there are some doubts about vaccines. If you aren’t sure, check with your doctor. If you’re totally against vaccines, that’s your decision. But you are creating a risk for those around you. Viruses don’t care about personal beliefs. All it needs is a host to spread to other people.
I’m terrified of needles!
So is this writer! But I still get my flu shot each year. How? I let the clinician know that I have a fear of needles. I look away and focus on my happy place. And before I know it, the whole thing is over. Facing a fear of needles is tough, but it is worth it to help keep others safe.
I don’t know where to get a flu shot.
There are more and more places offering flu shots this year. Your doctor’s office, the local pharmacy, even community organizations. If you aren’t sure where to go, give your primary doctor a call. That’s usually the best place to start.
I saw something on
Facebook about vaccines being unsafe.
Facebook is a fun way to connect with other people. It can also be a spreader of incorrect information. If you’re not sure if the flu shot is right for you, ask your doctor. They know your medical history and can help you make the right choice for your needs.
I have a lot of health
conditions. Is the flu shot safe for me?
The flu can make other conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, much worse. Protecting yourself against the flu means managing your current conditions. It also means talking to your doctor. That may not be the answer you want to hear, but your doctor really does know best. They can listen to your concerns and help you come up with ways to stay safe.
Is it safe to get the flu shot during the pandemic?
COVID-19 and influenza? What a scary time! You can do your part to be safe – and keep others safe – by getting your flu shot. It’s especially important this year, since these are both respiratory viruses. The flu vaccine doesn’t protect against COVID-19, but it’s a way to keep yourself protected from another dangerous virus.
Is it safe to get a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine?
Right now we don’t have a vaccine for COVID-19. It’s going to take some time to develop one. But the flu shot can protect you against most strains of the flu virus. To be safe this season, wear a mask in public, keep your distance, stay home as much as you can, and get your flu shot.
Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 16
Senior ambassador, Health Care Center
Pandemic or not, there is still a need for blood donations. These donations serve patients in critical need, such as those in surgery or in need of a transfusion. Each quarter, the HCC hosts the American Red Cross blood drive. The next drive is coming up on Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Appointment required. It used to be easy to walk in and donate blood, but now we need to take a few extra precautions to keep you, our neighbors, and the Red Cross employees safe. This year, we are asking that everyone make an appointment to donate. This lets us limit the number of people in the room at a time. It also means no one will be kept waiting. You’ll be in, out, and on your way quickly! The reservation line is at the end of this article.
• Standard precautions apply. You know the drill: a face mask or covering is required. This is for everyone’s safety, including yours. To help make it easier, we’re also leaving the doors to Conference Room 1 open. This way you don’t need to go through the entire clinic. You can walk right in for your appointment.
There are some new safety protocols with COVID-19 as well:
•Antibody testing. The Red Cross will now test each donor’s blood to see if it has antibodies to the virus. As a reminder, not everyone with COVID-19 has symptoms. That makes antibody testing an important new feature of the blood drive. If your donation is negative for antibodies, it can be used for patients in need. The Red Cross will send you the test results through their online portal. There is no cost to you for the testing.
You can schedule your Red Cross donation appointment by calling Lisa Love at the Red Cross at (909) 282-6685 or by scheduling through the website and fill out the paperwork at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass. Entire sponsor code “leisure.”
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/31/20
Delivered to your door.
Sandy Vander Woudefikse.
(562) 618-8731. 12/10
CBD Body Balm
By Restoor Skin Essentials.
Gina, LW Resident.562-281-7103. Business License #MCQ0015. 12/17
Gentleman seeks health “Buddy” to plan, and encourage each other in the areas of health, food, exercise and medical. Plan, execute and congratulate. 10/22
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. LW DECOR INC.
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 12/10
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/29
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 since 1988.
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.10/29
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 12/17
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I Clean Inside & Outside Or…
Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.
(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,
Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach
Business License #LIV0004. 09/24
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 experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 10/01
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/31
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
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. 09/24
MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20
Experienced caregiver, CNA, medication management, dementia, diabetic care, doctor appointments, errands, companionship, cooking & cleaning. Overnight care available. (714) 719-4951. 11/19
House Cleaning/Eco-Friendly products. I’ve been working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. Lori 949-275-8165. Seal Beach Business License SAG0003. 10/01
Do you need help getting things done? Call “your personal concierge”. Home organization, running errands, house/pet sitting, personal shopper, post office services and more! Reasonable rates.
Call or text Lisa 949-432-1877. 10/22
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. 11/26
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 10/29
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 12/10
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.10/08
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/24
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 09/24
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 11/05
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.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 10/29
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 11/12
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 10/29
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. 10/22
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21
Scooter Pride Victoria LX.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 09/24
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 5 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping
I also make & sell face shields for $6.
Russ 714-655-1544. 10/22
A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH
Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing trustworthy transportation, perfect for airport travelers, medical patients. Safe, limited scheduling.
Greetings to all my
Call 562-537-1298. James 10/01
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.
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 12/17
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 12/17
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Private Estate Sale – Furniture, area rugs, one antique rug. 47” round dining table + 4 chairs/50” wide chest with 3 large drawers, perfect for a big screen on top. 40”x50”x22”. Classic dining room chairs, coffee table, picture and mirrors, benches. Call for appointment 562-743-8473. 10/01
Private Sale by Docia Drake. Sectional sofa, loveseat, wing back chairs, grandfather clock, formal dining table/hutch, black lacquered/inlaid tables.
Call 714-514-8232. 10/01
Twin bed for sale, complete with box spring mattress, frame, headboard. $25. Like new. 562-430-1927. 10/01
Sectional for sale. 108” x 83”. Beige. Right arm 83”, left 108”. Has barely been sat on. Newly cleaned by professionals. Paid originally $3,500. Selling for $800. Contact Dee McConell 714-366-7684. 10/08
CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE
2 for 1 Sale
Cemetery Lots, side by side, Westminster MemorialPark. In the Garden of Remembrance.
1st lot is $9,210.50
2nd lot is $9,085.00
Transfer fee $400.00
Sale: $9,210.50 – for both lots.
Call/text 323-854-0007. 10/08
4 cemetery plots together. Rose Hills Whittier. Garden of Affection. $11,000 OBO. 626-484-5575. Text me. 10/01
ESTATE FOR RENT
Looking for a female 65 & older that is looking for a private room to rent. Low income. 6 bedroom house. In Westminster, off Bolsa Chica & Westminster Blvd. All utilities & cable included. Ready for move-in. The room starts at $900/month.
(562) 296-5410. Yvonne. 10/01