LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 6-6-19

Page 1, General, Religion, Health

Basketball court dedicated to free thow wizard Tom Amberry

It took 12 hours and 2,750 shots for Tom Amberry, a 71-year-old retired California podiatrist who lived in Mutual 14, to set the world record for free throws consecutively shot and made.

Over and over, 10 witnesses watched his six-second routine — parallel feet, three bounces of the ball, bent knees, tight elbows — inside the Rossmoor Athletic Club (it once occupied space at the Shops at Rossmoor) on Nov. 15, 1993. Amberry stopped at the 12-hour mark, but only because the gym janitors made him.

“I could have made a bunch more,” Amberry told the Orange County Register in 1995. “I was ‘in the zone,’ as the kids say.”

He was a sought-after free-throw coach well into his 80s. He died at age 94 on March 18, 2017, at the height of March Madness.

On Monday, the basketball court at Mission Park was dedicated in his honor.

 His sons Bill and Tom, and other family members attended the ceremony. 

“He was a great father, grandfather, friend, podiatrist and free throw shooter,” said GRF Recreation Committee chair Leah Perrotti in dedicating the court.  

His son Bill said that Amberry loved living in Leisure World: “He loved getting in his car and driving a quarter mile to work out in the gym  to ride the stationary bike at  zero resistance everyday. It made him feel good.”

In the quarter century that followed Amberry’s free throw marathon in Rossmoor, he wowed David Letterman and Tom Brokaw on TV, wrote a free throw guide book, “Free Throw—Seven Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line,” and traveled the globe teaching players of all ages—amateur and all-star alike—how to master the most utilitarian way to win a basketball game.

“A free throw is a gift,” he often said. “You should take advantage of it.”

GRF surveys are coming

It took 12 hours and 2,750 shots for Tom Amberry, a 71-year-old retired California podiatrist who lived in Mutual 14, to set the world record for free throws consecutively shot and made.

Over and over, 10 witnesses watched his six-second routine — parallel feet, three bounces of the ball, bent knees, tight elbows — inside the Rossmoor Athletic Club (it once occupied space at the Shops at Rossmoor) on Nov. 15, 1993. Amberry stopped at the 12-hour mark, but only because the gym janitors made him.

“I could have made a bunch more,” Amberry told the Orange County Register in 1995. “I was ‘in the zone,’ as the kids say.”

He was a sought-after free-throw coach well into his 80s. He died at age 94 on March 18, 2017, at the height of March Madness.

On Monday, the basketball court at Mission Park was dedicated in his honor.

 His sons Bill and Tom, and other family members attended the ceremony. 

“He was a great father, grandfather, friend, podiatrist and free throw shooter,” said GRF Recreation Committee chair Leah Perrotti in dedicating the court.  

His son Bill said that Amberry loved living in Leisure World: “He loved getting in his car and driving a quarter mile to work out in the gym  to ride the stationary bike at  zero resistance everyday. It made him feel good.”

In the quarter century that followed Amberry’s free throw marathon in Rossmoor, he wowed David Letterman and Tom Brokaw on TV, wrote a free throw guide book, “Free Throw—Seven Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line,” and traveled the globe teaching players of all ages—amateur and all-star alike—how to master the most utilitarian way to win a basketball game.

“A free throw is a gift,” he often said. “You should take advantage of it.”

GRF Board Election 

A special meeting of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, for the purpose of starting the counting process for the election of a GRF Directors representing odd-numbered Mutuals.  

The results of the ballot count are as follows, with the winner’s name bolded:

•Mutual One: Leah J. Perrotti, 318; JoAnn St. Aubin, 308. Quorum only: 7.  Abstain: 3. 

•Mutual Three: Linda Stone, 166; Quorum only: 0.  Abstain: 18.

•Mutual Five: William Thompson, 209. Quorum only: 5.  Abstain: 5.

•Mutual Seven: Kathleen Rapp, 217. Quorum only: 1. Abstain: 2.

•Mutual Nine: Antonio Dodero, 163. Quorum only: 5.  Abstain: 3.

•Mutual Eleven: Irma Heinrichs, 150. Quorum only: 3.  Abstain: 3.

•Mutual Fifteen: Philip Friedman, 260.  Quorum only: 2.  Abstain: 5.

•Mutual Seventeen: Dominic Massetti, 65.  Quorum only: 0.  Abstain: 0.

The minutes of the June 4 board meeting will be published in the LW Weekly upon approval at the regular July Board meeting.

Historic ‘Huey’ is back in service

A labor of love for U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Aguirre of the California Army National Guard and his dedicated team of retired aviator volunteers came to fruition on May 4 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB). The team rolled out a restored Vietnam-era, Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter—more commonly known as a “Huey”—for permanent exhibition on the installation.

The aircraft is displayed alongside a yet-to-be restored Vietnam era Bell Cobra AH-1 Attack Helicopter in front of the installation’s Fiddler’s Green Pub on Yorktown Avenue.

The Iroquois served in a variety of utility roles and was the U.S. Army’s first gunship. The Los Al “Huey” was built by Bell Aircraft in 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas, and saw extensive service in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War—surviving combat damage in May 1970.  

Following the war, the aircraft was transferred to the California Army National Guard where it provided yeoman service from October 1972 through December 1975.  

“We undertook this restoration project about six years ago, working weekends and dedicating any other available free time when we could bring together at least three people to work on the project,” recalled Aguirre. 

“Our volunteers included several former Army Aviators who had served in the Army Aviation Support Facility, plus members of the JFTB Department of Public Works. Time was limited, and money was tight, but our goal was to have the helicopter on display before I retired from the Army at the end of August. We did it!

“It was also really cool to see the turnout of legacy Army Aviators on hand when we placed the helicopter on display,” Aguirre continued. “Some of them had retired out of Los Al; some of them had flown in Vietnam, and all of them had a connection to our ‘Huey’ in one way or another.  For them that helicopter now serves as a living symbol of their military service to our country.”  

For additional information, contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or richard.w.lalor2.nfg@mail.mil, or Senior Airman Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or crystal.c.housman.mil@mail.mil.

Slurry Seal Coating Schedule

Slurry seal coating will be applied between June 7-11 on Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive. Between June 11-14, crews will be resurfacing Pelham Road, Danbury Lane, Wentworth Lane and Medinac Lane.

Slurry seal is a protective coating that is placed on top of asphalt to extend the life of the pavement. 

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

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

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

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 participated with the Post on Memorial Day, May 27.

Fisher House CEO Steve Kuykendall was the keynote speaker.  

Lorna Miller was elected as president of the Auxiliary to succeed Jean Sudbeck. The installation of officers will be held at a joint luncheon with the Post on Monday, June 17, at noon in Clubhouse 4. Tickets are $15 per person for a spaghetti-and-meatball meal. Tickets may be purchased by calling Eloise Knoll, 533-0773.  

The State Convention will be held in Ontario at the end of June. Women who want to attend should call Jean Sudbeck for details. Her number is 562-594-0209. It is a great learning experience and lots of fun.

Dine Out in LW with Finbars Italian 

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Leisure World on June 17 from 4-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. It serves on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not required. Diners can come in any time between 4:30-6 p.m.; dining is allowed until 7 (see page 11 for the menu).

Hometown Buffet hosts Sunday  buffet style brunch, including an omelet bar, in Clubhouse 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 9. Brunch, $11, will be available twice a month. It is all-inclusive, all you can eat on site (no take out).

Hometown Buffet will bring dinner service to Leisure World on June 24 in Clubhouse 1 and every fourth Monday from 4-6 p.m. Its menu changes monthly and will be published on LW Live! and in the LW Weekly.

Minibus service is provided until 6:30 p.m. to the clubhouse.

Investment Forum

The LWSB Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The topic will be annuities, and their history and basic characteristics. Also covered will be the various types of annuities, how they work, their purpose, pros and cons, and who would benefit from having one.  

For over 30 years, the Investment Forum has been committed to informing and educating Leisure World residents by presenting monthly discussions on timely, critical financial topics and current economic trends.  

Presentations are sponsored by Stratos Wealth Management Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor of LPL Financial. Larry Pino, CTFA, partner and private wealth advisor, hosts the meetings.

Children A Priority

Children A Priority will feature Joy Kolesky as the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. today, June 6, in Clubhouse 4. She will present a program on Special Olympics at CSULB. 

All are welcome.

The club is hosting a fund raiser bus trip to La Mirada Theater to see “Beauty and the Beast.” A bus will leave the Amphitheater on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m.

Choice seats are available for what  promises to be a lovely evening out. Proceeds will support CAP’s primary purpose of helping local children in need through its active collaboration with charities like Casa Youth Shelter, Food Finders and Precious Life Shelter.

The annual toy drive brings holiday joy to families of deployed soldiers at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Military Base.        

To order tickets, call Juanita Townsend at 431-4026.

Board members are needed. For reservations, call Maria Swift, 493-1924, or Rosemarie “Romy” Brannon, (714) 345-5314.


The California Retired Teachers Association will have its final luncheon of the 2018-19 season on June 7 at noon in Clubhouse 2.

Meetings will resume on Oct.4, the date of the first fall luncheon.  

Reservations are required. The cost is $15, which covers the meal and the program. 

Payment is due at the door and is required unless cancellations were made by June 5. Call Sue Grimsley at 431-3083 for more information. 

The menu will include a choice of five different pizzas, salad, dessert and beverages, which will be provided by the board of directors.

Scholarship recipients will be guests at lunch as will the speaker, Dr. Jannie Mackay. Jannie is a retired professor of counseling at Long Beach City College. She will discuss her experiences as a destination speaker on cruise ships, mostly in Asia.

Patriots for Peace

All are invited to the Senior Patriots for Peace general meeting on June 11 at 2:20 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Teresa Baxter from Fair Trade America will be there to answer concerns about how people can be conscientious consumers.

Fair trade is a global system, which in the U.S. is called Fair Trade America (FTA), based in D.C. 

It acts as an international certification system. The independent, third-party certification organization works with more than 1.5 million producers in developing countries.

For more information, call Dorothy Kemeny at 242-4751.

Y Service Club Triviamania

Tickets for a Triviamania game sponsored by the Y Service Club go on sale beginning Monday, June 10, from 9-11 a.m. outside Clubhouse 6 in the patio area. The game night will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, Room 1. Singles, couples and groups are welcome to compete for cash prizes. 

Tickets are $10 per person, payable by cash or check. They will be sold June 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21 from 9-11 a.m. at the same location. For more information, call Bill Denton at 209-0816.

OC Voters workshop coming to LW

The Orange County Registrar of Voters will hold a community workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 19, in Clubhouse 2 to explain recent changes in voting procedures. 

Orange County is transitioning from the traditional polling place model to the vote center model in 2020. 

In the vote center model, registered voters will receive vote-by-mail ballots. People  will be able to vote at any vote center that’s open up to 10 days before election day. More information can be found at ocvote.com/votecenter.   

The Registrar of Voters is planning extensive efforts to educate  the public on the changes to voting and elections, including community workshops, which will provide opportunity for community feedback into its vote center planning.

Weekly Health Classes and Clubs

Ageless Grace

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

Chair Exercise

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

Feeling Good Exercise

     Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

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

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30- to 60-minute walk. 

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

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


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

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

Yoga, Beginning

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

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

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

Yoga, Monday

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


Classes are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Clubhouse 4 lobby; at 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and at 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; $5 per class. 

For more information, call 506-5063.

OptumCare at the HCC

It’s 3:03 a.m. in the morning, and you’re awake. You’ve been watching the minutes pass by for some time now. You don’t know if you will be able to fall back asleep.

Sleep problems affect everyone. But if you have trouble sleeping often, it is more than frustrating. It can increase your risk for chronic conditions, like depression, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep has also been linked to memory problems and falls.

Thu Tran, a clinical pharmacist, will lead a class on sleep health. The class will be held June 10 from 10-11 a.m. in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center. She shared a few tips on ways to improve your sleep:

• Make a routine. Go to bed at the same time every night. Get up at the same time every morning. Even if you can’t sleep or are groggy when you wake up, stick to your routine. And that includes weekends.

• Relax first. Help your body and mind get ready for bed. At least 30 minutes before your bedtime, do something to relax. Read a book, meditate, listen to calming music. Avoid watching TV or using your phone or tablet, though. The light from those screens can make it harder to sleep.

• Naps are great, but…. An afternoon or evening nap might feel good at the time, but it can throw your sleep schedule off. Feeling a little tired during the day? Go for a walk or do something physical. If you do need to rest, try to keep your nap to just 20 minutes.

• Avoid sleep medications if possible. Sleeping medications, like Ambien or Lunesta, can put you at greater risk for falls and confusion. If you’re having trouble sleeping, talk to your primary care doctor. There may be safer alternatives you can try.

• If you find yourself awake in the middle of the night, and you can’t fall back asleep, get up. Fold laundry, read, meditate—do something that doesn’t require much energy. When you feel tired, go back to bed.

Getting into a sleep habit takes time, but keep at it. A healthy night’s sleep can make for a healthy day. If you’re still having a difficult time falling or staying asleep, bring it up at the next appointment with your primary care doctor.

One other tip: turn that alarm clock around. Falling back to sleep is a challenge, but watching the minutes tick by can make it harder.

Wa-Rite Club

Mary DiDonna and Beverly Bender were tied this week as top losers at the Wa-Rite Club. Each had a three-pound loss. Mary attributed her loss to a 2-1/2-pound gain the week before, which caused  her to cut out junk food. 

Beverly ate dinner early, then brushed her teeth to keep from eating more. 

The Food For Thought this week: Make a decision to change what needs to be changed, it begins with one bite at a time. Both Mary and Beverly made changes and became successful in weight loss.

Wa-Rite is a support group for women who need to lose 10 pounds or more.

Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m.

Weigh-ins are from 7:45-8:45. Annual dues are $10.

To join or visit a meeting, call or text Diana Goins at 760-1293.

Laughing for Health

Bev Bender will lead a Laughing for Health program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Health Care Center. It’s easy to have fun in a not-so-funny world, and laughter is the best medicine with only positive side effects. Bev is a gerontologist and certified laugh leader. For more information, call Bev at 594-9148.

Wellness Club

The Wellness Club will meet on June 4 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Dr. Jeffrey Hooper will speak on alternative treatments for cancer. Every quarter, Dr. Jeff will present a standard medical problem, solutions and real-life experiences from his 30-plus years of experience. There will be time for questions.

On June 18, the club will host Elizabeth Fanton, an expert on Social Security. She will speak on the new improvements and changes that have occurred regarding Social Security, and there will be a question-and-answer period afterward. If the new benefits prove to be relevant for you individually, you will be able to set up an appointment with Liz and her team.

Wellness Club meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Mark Harrington at 889-9101or Charla Gae at 446-0005.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church will celebrate its Marvelous Men at an annual men’s breakfast and again on Fathers Day, June 16. 

The ladies were honored in May, and since there are so many extraordinary gentlemen (several of which served at the Ladies Tea), they will be honored for their love and service to FCC and God.

Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes both beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

 On Sunday, Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will give a message called “The Tribulation,” based on Matthew 24:15-31. 

For more information, call 431-8810.

Korean Community Church

Rev. Jang Young Yong, senior pastor of LW Korean Community Church, hosted  an outdoor Sunday worship at Clubhouse 1 on May 26. Rev. Kim Sun Tae, director of Siloam Eye Hospital, in Korea, gave the sermon titled “Cry Out to Me,” and Jeremiah 29:12-14 was read.

Rev. Tae, who was orphaned and became blind during the Korean War, has worked tirelessly to help the blind, founding a welfare center, where the blind can receive training for jobs, among other good works.

On Oct. 27 at 5 p.m., Dong Yang Missionary Church in LA downtown will host a concert to aid the blind, and the LW KCC will participate and donate money to help three patients. 

The KCC has a worship service Sundays at noon in the sanctuary, and prayer worship Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. 

Assembly of God

The Romeos and Juliets group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Denny’s Restaurant. 

The group is comprised of men and women who enjoy having fellowship over a meal. Prior to the lunch gathering, a Bible study will start at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, with Pastor Sam Pawlak teaching from the James, Chapter 4.

Sunday services for Assembly of God include worship at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Sam will bring a message from the Word, with worship led by Denise Smith. 

A prayer meeting precedes the worship service at 10 a.m.

A Hymn Sing will be held in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 at 6 p.m. 

A prayer meeting precedes the sing at 5:15 p.m. 

Aglow Luncheon

Aglow International will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Mimi’s Cafe, 6670 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. Men and women are welcome.

Reservations should be made by June 10 by calling 631-7291.

LW Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church will hold a service on Sunday, June 9, in Clubhouse 4, where a warm welcome awaits everyone. Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m. with Bob Simons leading the class. Friends gather at the round table for conversation and a cup of coffee until the morning service begins at 9:45.

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Romans 5:15-21 is titled “Why There is Life in Christ.”

The prayer room, attended by church members, is open following the service.

On Monday, June 10, the Women’s Christian Bible Study and Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Room A.  Ralph Justiniano, son of Gloria Justiniano, will speak on his work in Tokyo, Japan. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. 

For more information, call 430-2920.

 Redeemer Lutheran

One of the major celebrations of the church year — Pentecost:  the birthday of the Christian church — will be celebrated at the Sunday, June 9 worship service at Redeemer Lutheran Church.  

Worship, led by Pastor Lisa Rotchford, starts at 10:30 a.m. “Praise the Spirit in Creation” will be performed by the full choir, with congregational singing and celebratory music lead by organist Sharon Heck. 

All are invited for special Pentecost refreshments during fellowship following the service.

The weekly Wednesday Bible class meets on June 12 in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer. All are welcome.

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

For further information, call the church or visit its website at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.  

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will present Mindfulness Meditations as follows:

 • A facilitator guide people into bringing kindness and compassion to meet pain on June 12 from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

• A facilitator will focus on gentle movement to reduce pain and suffering from 2-4 p.m. on June 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

• A facilitator will show people how to use inquiry to explore their thoughts and limiting beliefs on Wednesday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. 

Everyone is invited to join the meditations. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 p.m. on June 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Cantor Marla Barugel. An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, June 8, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for services with Rabbi Eric Dangott. A potluck dairy lunch will follow at noon. During lunch, the Rabbi will discuss this week’s Torah portion.

Shavuot services will be held June 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, led by Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes. Yizkor will be recited.

The short story book club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the home of Mort and Helene Goldberg. Call them for more information at 430-7743. To get or offer a ride to services, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev will host a Torah service this Shabbat on “B’midbar” from Numbers, Chapters 3:14-4:20. 

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

Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv (evening) service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com. It includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

A beginners Hebrew class continues on Wednesday afternoons; anyone interested in learning Prayerbook Hebrew or Modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for more information.

Spiritual Living Center

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living meets at the 9 and 11 a.m. for Sunday services. The center is located at 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach. 

The center will host an annual fund raising party that will include a variety of ethnic foods, spirits, music, dancing and silent and live auctions. The event will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 5-9 p.m. at Marina Park Community Center, 151 Marina Drive in Seal Beach. Admission is $50. In keeping with this year’s theme, Waves of Joy, Hawaiian or beach attire is encouraged.

In addition to Sunday services, the center offers weekly meditations, classes, workshop and support groups, along with community events that create and enhance interpersonal and community connections.  

For more information on the Center’s activities, visit the website at http://www.sbcsl.org or call 598-3325.

Holy Family Catholic

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate Pentecost Sunday on June 9. 

The First Reading is Acts 2:1-11, and the Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 12:3B-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17.

Father’s Day Novena Masses for all fathers, living and deceased,  are scheduled from June 16-24. Submit names via envelopes in the pews.  

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during Mass is Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m. The anointing of the sick sacrament is administered and received by baptized Catholics to  bring spiritual and physical strength during an illness.  

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

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

Home League

The Salvation Army Home League will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, June 10, in Clubhouse 4.

Gary and Sheri Leming of Faith Christian Assembly will be the guest speakers. The couple has owned Gary’s Truck, a commercial truck dealership, for 22 years. Gary’s topic is business ethics and integrity, and he will cover how to be salt and light in the marketplace. 

Everyone is welcome for refreshments and the meeting.  

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances here on earth. Learn how to do this in a five-month study starting June 7 from 1:30-3 p.m. The course is held on the first and third Fridays through October. Men and women are welcome. For more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach, holds church services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. on Sundays. People of all ages are welcome. Spanish services begin at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call (714) 526-8233.

First Christian

Faith Christian Assembly participates in the sacrament of Holy Communion each month at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Jesus commanded in 1 Corinthians 11:25: “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.” Pastor Gwynn Vaughn gives valuable insight into the sacrament of Communion, which is always a special time. All are welcome.

People don’t have to be members to join as long as they have accepted Christ as their savior.  

Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study for the summer is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. A GriefShare group meets Fridays at 2 p.m.

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

Community Church

Community Church will conclude the Season of Easter with a powerful Pentecost Sunday  service. Throughout the eight-week season, various approaches to worship were explored. 

This Sunday, a unique and special Korean prayer style called Tongsung Kido will be the focus. Tongsung means “cry out together loudly,” and Kido means “pray.” So Tongsung Kido means “praying together out loud.” 

This unique form of Korean prayer is an important part of prayer life among the spirit-filled prayer life of Korean Christians. To engage in this meaningful prayer practice, congregants will pray the Lord’s Prayer, all in unison, in the language of their native tongue. Represented in Community Church are people from all over the world, including the Netherlands, Korea, China, Japan, Hungary, Sumatra, Mexico, the Philippines, so it will be a cacophony of prayer not to be missed.  

The Sunday evening Bible Study, led by Joy Reed, meets every Sunday at 5 in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome to attend.



Our culture of contempt

by Jim Greer

LW Interfaith Council

“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors” stated Benjamin Franklin. 

If you follow social media as I do, you recognize that quarrels occur frequently. As the spouse of a scientist, I’ve learned to have my facts straight before ever starting an argument. I get called on the carpet whenever I make a biased or factually flawed statement, which is good. It has taught me that I have to do some research and present my case with truth and logic. 

Engaging in logical discussions can be helpful in validating ideas but exhibiting irrational anger toward others for holding beliefs different than our own may lead to contempt for, rather than goodwill toward, our neighbors.

According to Arthur C. Brooks – author of “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt,” current political scientists recognize that the country is more polarized today than it has been since the Civil War. “One in six Americans has stopped talking to a family member or close friend because of the 2016 election.” People are organizing their social lives and their news exposure along ideological lines. 

Researchers have determined that the average Republican and the average Democrat suffer from motive attribution asymmetry (MAS) – one group’s belief that their rivals are motivated by emotions opposite to their own, similar to the attitudes between Palestinians and Israelis. Those who have developed MAS believe they are driven by benevolence, while their political enemies are evil, motivated by hatred — an enemy with whom they cannot negotiate or compromise.

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, described contempt as “the unsullied conviction of the worthlessness of another.” It caters to our ideological psyche, leading to addiction and feeds our belief that we are completely right and that the other side completely wrong.  

But contempt negatively impacts both a contemptuous attacker and their prey. The Psychological Association has found that when we are treated with contempt, our anxiety, depression and sadness increase. And, those same feelings fall upon the assailant in equal measure.

Rather than harboring contempt for one another, we can entertain a robust “competition of ideas” or in other words engage in respectful disagreement to helps us innovate, improve and find the truth. It is easy to fall into the trap of acquiring motive attribution asymmetry. To help us avoid this trap Arthur C. Brooks suggests four things we can do to prevent it; 

1. Turn away from the powerful people who are profiting from the culture of contempt. Be aware that you are being used by malefactors that aren’t teaching you something or expanding your world view and moral outlook. 

2. Make a personal commitment to never treat others with contempt, even if you believe they deserve it. 

3. Recognize when you have become addicted to contempt, then reject it and make amends wherever you can. 

4. Change your view of contempt, and see it as an opportunity, by responding with warm-heartedness and good humor. 

Abandoning our personal views and beliefs may not be necessary, as long as we are willing to caringly share important ideas openly and compassionately. In doing so we will never cause others emotional distress or create fear. If we welcome challenging discussion and prepare to validate our positions with reason and civility our “enemies” will become our allies. By carefully avoiding the temptation to react with contempt, we can emulate Abraham Lincoln who wisely asked, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Letter to Editor


The City of Seal Beach provides a Rossmoor bus from Leisure World  Monday through Friday. It is surely a great help to shareholders shopping at the Rossmoor Shopping Center.

My shopping spree with friends at Target , Ralphs , Sprouts and sometimes Marshalls and Kohls is very fruitful. 

It is very pleasant finding healthy and good produce, and I find Sprouts organic foods very reasonable. Most of the employees are very kind and helpful when help is needed .  

Kohls, Targets and Marshalls carry a variety of good merchandise.

I deeply appreciate the City of Seal Beach helping senior citizens enjoy and have fun shopping at the Rossmoor Shopping Center for groceries and other important needs. The bus driver is kind, friendly and very helpful.

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual One 

Setting It Straight

Nicole Nelson, not Jenny Skinner, is pictured in the Special Olympics Global Messengers photo in the May 30 edition of LW Weekly.

Medicare is top financial scam targeting seniors

by Cathie Merz


Medicare is the top financial scam targeting seniors, according to the National Council on Aging, and several LWers can attest to the findings. 

Financial scams have become so prevalent that they’re considered “the crime of the 21st century.” 

Every U.S. citizen or permanent resident over age 65 qualifies for Medicare, so there is little need to research what  insurance company older people have in order to scam them out of some money.

Recently a shareholder received three calls within an hour about Medicare. 

Another caller wanted to warn others because she had fallen victim to a scam, and gave out her new Medicare number. She said she was caught unaware, and the caller was so convincing she gave out her information. She quickly called Medicare, (800) 633-4227,  and she is receiving a new Medicare number.

The most important rule to remember is that Medicare will never call, email, or visit and ask for personal information. Examples of personal information include Medicare number, Social Security number, bank account number and address.

If anyone trying to “help you” with Medicare asks for personal or financial information, assume it is a scam. Hang up the phone, delete the email or close the door immediately.

Medicare fraud wastes a lot of money each year and results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone. 

There are three main types of Medicare scams— identity theft, Medicare fraud and improper care.

Medical identity theft, the fastest growing form of identity theft. Criminals or fraudulent providers use those medical identities to get medical care, buy drugs, or submit false billings to Medicare/Medicaid under that stolen name.

Identity theft occurs when someone pretending to work for Medicare asks for confidential information under the guise of updating medical records or helping to re-evaluate coverage. A legitimate Medicare employee would never ask for personal information over phone or email—they already have it on file.

If you suspect identity theft, or feel like you gave your personal information to someone you shouldn’t have, contact the Federal Trade Commission.

Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies never received. This could include a healthcare provider billing Medicare for care or someone using your Medicare card to bill for fake services and then pocketing the money. If you suspect that Medicare is being charged for a service you didn’t ask for, call the federal government’s official Medicare hotline at (800) 633-4227. 

The last Medicare scam is improper care. All Americans deserve high-quality, affordable healthcare as they age. Your local Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) can help file a complaint about the quality of medical care. For questions about a specific service, look at your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or log into MyMedicare.gov. You can file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare, your Medicare health plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

If anything ever seems suspicious or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to contact Medicare. They are there to help. Visit Medicare.gov or call toll-free (800) 633-4227 with any questions or concerns.

Remember When

June 8, 1989 – The resales office was undergoing a remodel.Eggs were on sale  for 69 cents a dozen, while  T-bone chuck steaks were going for 88 cents a pound.  A one-bedroom original unit in Mutual 8  was listed at $45,500.

June 10, 1999 – The Amphitheater season line-up was announced with the Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra kicking off the season.  Strawberries were on sale at the Leisure World Market for 69 cents a basket and a two-bedroom unit  in Mutual 14 was offered at $67,500.  June 4, 2009 – At a special GRF Board of Directors meeting, George Sluder was elected president for the 2009-2010 term and the globe was repainted in primary colors. A two-bedroom remodeled unit in Mutual 12 was listed at $399,000; the interest rate on a five-month CD could earn 2.15 percent and a  ahircut  at Hudson’s Hair Salon was $10.99, Monday-Thursday.

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

Perspectives Policy

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

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

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

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

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


Security Corner

Lost and found

The LWSB Security Department ensures all items reported as lost or found are properly documented and accounted for, and in the case of found property, every effort is made to return the property to their rightful owner.

If you lost an item, please call the Decal Office at extension 270.  If we do not have the item, we will log your lost item in our book so if the item is found we can quickly return your property.

When found property is received in the Security Department, the item is tagged and secured.  Certain items require special handling to protect the owner, such as:

• Food and Drink – Anything liquid or perishable must be disposed of immediately.

• Licenses, Passports and other Personal Identification – If not claimed in 15 days, the identification will be returned to the proper governmental agency by the Security Services Director.

• Credit Cards and Bank Cards – If not claimed in 24 hours, the item will be destroyed.  

• Jewelry – Jewelry believed to have value over $100 is turned over immediately to the Security Services Director for safekeeping.

• Cash or Coin (in any amount) – Cash is turned over immediately to the Security Services Director for safekeeping. If unclaimed, the cash is given to the Finance Department.

Other items such as clothing, books, papers, keys, etc., shall be held for 90 days.  After 90 days, the Security Services Director will dispose of or donated the item if not claimed.

Honesty pays!  If a found item is not claimed within 90 days, the found item may be released to the finder of the item.

If you have any questions, contact the Security Department, 431-6586, ext. 377.



Foundation members are invited to attend the Golden Rain Foundation Annual Meeting of the Members on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse Four.

Please remember to complete the “What is Your Question?” form published separately in the NEWS if you wish to address the Board during the Annual Meeting. 

Suzanne Fekjar, Corporate Secretary

Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors

GRF Committee Meetings 

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

Friday, June 7 GRF Board Executive Session 

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11 GRF Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11 GRF Board of Directors (Organization)

Clubhouse 4 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 GRF Board of Directors (Special)

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25 GRF Board of Directors 

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.





TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019 – approximately 3 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Announcements

4. Shareholder/Member Comments

Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:

• 4 – minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

• 3 – minute limit per speaker, 16- 25 speakers

• 2 – minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers  

5. Election of Board of Directors’ Officers

6. Adjournment




CLUBHOUSE FOUR -Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 2:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Membership Participation by Pre-arrangement

5. Minutes of the Annual Meeting of June 12, 2018

6. Introduction of Present Directors

7. Introduction of Newly Elected Directors

8. A Year in Review 

a. Architectural Design and Review Committee

b. Communications Committee

c. Executive Committee 

d. Finance Committee

e. Information Technology Committee

f. Mutual Administration Committee

g. Physical Property Committee

h. Recreation Committee

i. Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

j. Service Maintenance Committee

k. Facilities and Amenities Ad hoc Committee

l. Management Services Ad Hoc Committee

m. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

n. Corporate Secretary

o. Health Care Center Advisory Board

p. All other Directors:  

Tony Dodero

Lucille Findlay

Marsha Gerber

Wayne Gould

Janet Isom

Phil Friedman

Richard Stone

9. President’s Report

10. Executive Director’s Report

11. Installation of the Newly-elected GRF Directors

12. Adjournment

GRF Board Executive Session

1 p.m., June 7, 2019 

Administration Conference Room

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B.  Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E.  Member Disciplinary Actions

F.  Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

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

Monday, June 10 Mutual 9

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, June 10 Annual Meeting Mutual 1

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11 Annual Meeting Mutual 5

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12 Mutual 4

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12 Annual Meeting Mutual 3

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 13 Annual Meeting Mutual 12

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, June 14 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, June 14 Annual Meeting Mutual 2

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Monday, June 17 Mutual 15

Administration canceled

Tuesday, June 18 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.


Vietnam refugee shares her story

The LW GOP Club meeting on May 15 featured California Republican Central Committee member Amy Phan West, a former refugee from Vietnam who is a candidate for Westminster City Council. 

Amy began by describing her experiences as a refugee from Vietnam. 

Her story begins when her dad, at the age of 11, saw his father and his uncle murdered by the Communists right in front of him. 

At 16 he joined the South Vietnamese Army by saying he was 18. Immediately, he went back and married the woman who would later become Amy’s mother. 

He fought on the side of the Americans against the Communists. 

In 1975 when the Communists took over South Vietnam, he fled with his young family into the jungle to avoid being murdered by the Communists. 

When his wife was about to go into labor, he took her into town to a hospital. 

“He acted like a madman,” Amy said, “so the Communists would think he was harmless and leave him alone.” 

After several failed attempts to escape, in 1984 he gathered his family together and put them in his fishing boat and headed out to sea. 

After three days at sea, with the children suffering severe dehydration, they happened upon a German transport ship that rescued them. The family spent one-and-a-half years in a refugee camp in Thailand and then six months in the Philippines. They were then flown to Southern California by the U.S. military because of his service with the Americans. 

They settled in Huntington Beach, where a local Christian church “adopted” them. 

“I remember the joy that we had as a family riding our bikes, skateboards and skates down to the beach and playing in the water and on the sand,” Amy said. 

Amy and her husband now have three young boys and own a thriving car rental business that they started from scratch four years ago. “The secret is great customer service,” she said. 

In conclusion, she pleaded with the audience never to forget that the freedoms that we in America enjoy are priceless. 

Amy’s story can be seen throughout the month of June on Spectrum cable SBTV-3 on Harmonizing Humanity, a show that features people who make the world a little bit better. It will also be available on YouTube.

The LW Republican Club meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. All are welcome.


Members gather to watch presidential debates

Leisure World Democrats have announced plans to come together to watch the first of the upcoming presidential debates scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 26, July 30 and possibly July 31. 

Club members and supporters are welcome to attend but, in order to be sure to secure a space, reservations must be made in advance by phoning 296-8521 or emailing lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.  The events will be held in various rooms in Clubhouse 3, and will include light refreshments on June 26,  and a potluck on July 30 or 31 if a third debate is scheduled. Watching these debates together with other club members or friends should be fascinating.

The LW Democratic Club monthly membership meeting program, scheduled Wednesday, June 19,  in Clubhouse 4 will be on the topic, “What’s Happening in the Battle for Control of the America Court System?”

The meeting will include a presentation on the history of the Supreme Court appointment process.  For background information, members are encouraged to read a new report just released by the Washington Post. This report looks at activist Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, who also acts as an adviser to President Donald Trump. He has reportedly helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for a network of interlocking nonprofit groups that work behind the scenes to support judicial appointments. 

The Washington Post article can be downloaded at https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/?utm_term=.3aefa5a084b8. 

Brandon Love, one of the club’s favorite commentators, will facilitate a response to the presentation. Members should be aware that the June meeting will start later than usual, most likely at 2:30 p.m., due to an earlier GRF scheduled town hall meeting on changes in the 2020 Orange County voting procedures.

The Democratic Club annual fundraising brunch will be held on Saturday, July 13, in Clubhouse 4.  Seating will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the brunch beginning at 10 a.m.  There will be no reserved seating.  Catering will be handled by Country Gardens, with both traditional and vegan meals available. Attendees are invited to bring their own champagne for mimosas. Tickets are available at $30 each with additional donations welcome. The reservation deadline is July 5. Call (909) 957-9886 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.  There will be no tickets available at the door on the morning of the event.  Net proceeds will be used by the club to do voter outreach during the 2020 election season.



Hardship built strong character she passed on

by Marge Dodero

LW contributor

Editor’s note: This was sent in as a Mother’s Day contribution, but because  the author was a Mutual candidate it could not be published at that time.

I never had a grandmother but my mother and my mother-in-law were two of the most  wonderful women in my life. They taught me how to be strong in adversity and how to be a loving wife and mother. What a gift…what women.

 My mother was an orphan.  Her mother died when she was only 3 and her father was unable to  raise the six children by himself. Her younger sister, Aunt Rose, was on her own, barely a middle age teenager. The baby, younger than my mother, was taken in by her mother’s family, and the other four children were placed in an orphanage. The two boys kept running away to get to their father. My mom always loved her father and spoke about it to me. When Mom was 13, she finished eighth grade and graduated from the orphanage. She lived with her sister, Rose, who was married and had two children. Mom became the caregiver for her nieces while Aunt Rose worked.

 She said a woman who she later worked for taught her how to sew and that is how she supported herself, as a furrier and seamstress. That is how she met my dad. She was working for his mother and she introduced them. Mom said her life started when she met my dad.

Mom was tough! Her sisters were tough. They all taught themselves trades and help their husbands support the families. They were the Brunelle sisters. Somehow all four sisters kept in touch with each other all their lives and always were there when one needed help. I saw that and learned from them.

Mom took any classes offered at the local school when she needed to know something. She was self conscious about having only an eighth grade education. She and my dad went to church every Tuesday evening to say a special novena to St. Joseph that their children would go to college and be successful in life. My parents never missed Mass on Sunday (Mom converted Dad to become a Catholic) and Mom always had a special prayer for every occasion.

My dad had a massive heart attack in his early 40s and mom took classes to learn to cook to avoid him having a second heart attack. 

We found out later that he had an autoimmune disease that took his life when he turned 60. Mom was working in aerospace at the time and she requested an emergency leave of absence because her husband was dying. They refused and she said, “Then I retire (she was just 55) because my husband needs me!” 

Her retirement income was drastically reduced but she did it anyway. 

At the time my dad died, my brother Tom was heading to Vietnam and within a year my youngest brother, Milt, was also drafted and sent to Vietnam. Mom was alone. She eventually got a job at a bakery. People told me how she was the nice lady who always listened to their problems. 

I always remember when we moved from one house to another, a neighbor or neighbors were crying because Mom was leaving. She always left a strong impression on everyone she met. She always found a way to teach herself how do whatever she needed, she always had a prayer to solve a problem. 

We knew we were loved and as she liked to tell us, “I am like a paramedic… I am always there when you need me but don’t call me every day because I have taught you to be strong.” 

Yes Mom, I have learned to live my life as a strong, loving women. I am a Brunelle woman and proud of it.

I have run out of time but I was so lucky. My mother-in-law was also a wonderful woman who had many challenges that she needed to  overcome. She and my mother were fantastic  women who shaped my life and I feel the need to tell the world how lucky I was to have them in my life.

Special Olympics

Games return this weekend to CSULB

The Southern California Special Olympics games will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Admission and parking are free.

The games attracts more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons. The games will feature five summer sports, track and field, basketball, bocce, flag football and swimming.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with competitions following from noon-4 p.m. Sunday competitions are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., followed by the closing ceremonies at 3 p.m.

Become a fan in the stands and help support Special Olympics. 

The festival includes the competitions, live entertainment, law enforcement displays, sponsor booths and more.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, 50 years ago. She believed that individuals with intellectual disabilities could excel through involvement in sports and become more independent, build self-esteem and live healthier lives. 

Athletes range in age from 2-78 with the average age at 21. Many participate in the program for over a decade and live at or below the poverty level.

Special Olympics Southern California would not exist without the expertise, time and enthusiasm of its volunteers. They are on the sports field guiding the athletes through drills. They are behind the scenes ensuring events run properly. And they are giving and receiving more high fives and hugs than they can count.

“I love  working with the athletes. I love  their spirit, their joy, their playfulness and their dedication to their sport. They have taught me a valuable  of patience and staying in the moment.  What wonderful friends I have made  through Special Olympics,” says  Joy Kolesky, Mutual 2. Sunshine Club 

June speaker lineup announced

The Sunshine Club has weekly guest speakers from inside and outside Leisure World to enhance living in LW. 

In June the guest speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Weidlich, June 14; Melissa Radcliff, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, June  21; and  GRF Executive Administrator Randy Ankeny on June 28. 

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in LW Weekly prior to the meeting.

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

Club meets on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (except the first Friday in Room 9), from 10 a.m.-noon. All shareholders are welcome to attend, no membership is required. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.


Bingo played Sundays, CH 2

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

On June 7 the games will be hosted by the New York Club.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays. 

Complimentary refreshments are served.

RSVP to attend Korean War vet dinner

The Korean American Association will host a “Thank You” dinner for Korean War veterans at 5 p.m. on June 13 in Clubhouse 2. 

All the Korean War veterans are invited to the event so that the club can show its appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication  towards freedom and democracy in the Korean peninsula. 

Korean military veterans living in Leisure World who fought against North Korea during the war are presenting at this event.

There will be gifts for the veterans who attend. 

To attend, call Anna Derby at 301-5339 by June 7.


Potluck picnic celebrates 10th anniversary

Paws, Claws and Beaks is will have its 10th anniversary potluck party on June 12 in the picnic area behind Clubhouse 1 at noon. All pet lovers of Leisure World are welcome. 

Bring a side dish to accompany hot dogs and hamburgers. There will be a bake sale, so desserts must be packaged for the sale.  

Pet baskets will be raffled. 

A caricature artist will be there to draw pictures with pets. If you can’t bring your pet, bring its picture and the pet can be added to the caricature. There is a charge for the artist. Call Bonnie Kaplan, (714) 930-5314, if interested in a drawing.     

All dogs must be on a six-foot leash and other pets in carriers.


Purchase tickets to see Angels

Hurry to the Recreation Office to purchase tickets for the second GRF sponsored Angels game on  June 27. The Angels will take on the Oakland Athletics at 7:07 p.m. All in attendance will receive a  Mike Trout backpack cooler. 

See Mike Trout, the highest paid baseball player, who is a leading vote getter in Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star balloting.

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

The third Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium will be on July 31, when the Angels play the Detroit Tigers. Tickets will go on sale soon. 

Participants need to complete a release form, available at the Recreation Office. The bus leaves promptly at 5 p.m. from the Amphitheater parking lot, but those going must arrive by 4:30 to be processed. 

Accessible seating is available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The tickets are non-refundable.

The Recreation Office is located in Building 5, lower level.

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


Short stories will be shared tonight

The Yiddish Club will meet tonight, June 6, at 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

The topic will be the life and  creations of Yiddish  short-story writer Mark Rasumny.

After new words and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, President Yakob Basner will discuss the topic and share short stories by Rasumny. 

Refreshments will be served after the program.

The club will take a summer recess and the next meeting will be Sept. 5.


Tips for happiness is topic June 11

The Schmooze Club will meet on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for a light brunch and program in which Rabbi Shmuel Marcus will suggest “Tips for Happiness.” This will be the club’s last program before a summer break.

Rabbi Marcus will share stories from the Talmud and Kabbalistic teachings to help bring happiness into lives. 

Rabbi Marcus is a dynamic,  fascinating teacher, and he makes himself available to the club. If one of your questions is how to be happy, the program will be especially good.

Members will then have a question-and-answer session called “Stump the Rabbi” so prepare questions.

Bring friends. All residents and guests are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted. 

Start the summer enjoying bagels and cream cheese and other refreshments “schmoozing”  (socializing) with friends, and make some new ones too. Call Darlene Rose, 347-8088, to submit names of outside guests for Main Gate entry.


All LW vets invited to annual picnic

The annual picnic for all veterans residing in Leisure World is set for Sunday, July 7, in Clubhouse 1 picnic ground starting at 11 a.m. The Filipino Association of Leisure World is hosting the event for the ninth year to honor our “American Heroes” who unselfishly sacrificed their precious time and life to preserve the freedom, all Americans enjoy today. It is a gesture by all the members of FALW to show their gratitude to these brave heroes.

All veterans are welcome to participate in this event. The first 75  veterans who register before June 30 will receive a token gift. Come enjoy the day with programs, games and food. To participate, call and submit your name, branch of service and telephone number before June 30, to be included in the list of “Heroes.”  For further information, call Ren Villanueva, 493-1406; Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; Eileen Merritt, (714) 423-3109; Jane Haas, (714) 423-3689; Dove Sonza, 477-5541; Essie Hicks, (714) 488-6149; or Myrrha Villanueva, 493-1406.


Learn to set up Google calendars

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

• Monday, June 10, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

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

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

• Monday, June 17, Clubhouse 6, Room B

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

Noon –  iPhone Tips and Techniques (Fernandez)

• Monday, June 24, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m. Windows 7, Windows 10  (Jeff)

Noon – iPhone Tips and Techniques (Fernandez)

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

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

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


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Shirley Mae Klega 


Shirley Mae Klega, 92, died on May 22, 2019, at her home in Leisure World as the result of a heart attack. 

She was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Shirley was the youngest of five children. Her sisters, Elizabeth Down, Evalyn Lymon, Berniece Collins and brother Kenneth Stine are deceased. 

In 1944 Shirley moved to New York City and later married Nicholas Fucci. Nicholas died in 1962.

Shirley moved to the Gardena area of Southern California. She married James T. Klega on July 4, 1964, a marriage that lasted for 54 years until her death. 

Shirley and Jim have a son, Timothy John Klega; son-in-law, William Miller, and a daughter, Kimberly, who is married to Rodney Freight. Shirley and Jim have three grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Chad) Cosentino, Garrett Freight and Miranda Freight.

Shirley worked as a waitress most of her career. Before retiring, she was in charge of the executive dining room at Hughes Aircraft Company. She and Jim bought, rehabbed and rented houses as a sideline. In 1990 they moved to Las Vegas where property was more affordable. 

Shirley loved to host friends for dinner parties and card games. She enjoyed playing bingo and seeing shows in the casinos. 

They stayed in Vegas for 23 years until Shirley’s health began to fail and they returned to Southern California in 2013 to be close to family.

Services, officiated by Father  Juan Caboboy, will be held on June 21 at 11 a.m at Holy Family Catholic Church.


Antekeier, Kiyomi


Kiyomi Antekeier, Mutual 1, died  May 28, 2019. 

Kiyomi was born Nov. 12, 1933.

She is survived by  her husband, Thomas;  children, Michael, Mary Ann, Andy, Donna, Nina and Tony; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Holy Family Church at 10:30 a.m. A reception follows immediately after the service in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.


In Loving Memory of 

Bernadine O’Brien 


She lived a good life to the end.

She will always be remembered by her family and friends.


In Memoriam 

David Castillo  76

Debora Ruppert   59

Eugene Greenan  95

Michael Quandt  80

Ralph Burrage  86

 J.G. Goodwin  67

Florence Doud  89

Christopher D’Angelo  56

Jessie Hunter  96

Alice Menefee  75

Lyle Walter  62

Elvis Leach  53

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary


On the Go

Day Trips 

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

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

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

Plaza Mexico, La Huasteca Restaurant – Sunday, June 23, $30 for members, $40 for non-members, American Latino Club, Carmen Edwards, 431-4257

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

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

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

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

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

Overnight Trips  

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

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

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


Learn what it takes to get airplanes in air

The Traveling Tigers Club will hear “How it Works” from Daniel Mahoney on Wednesday, June 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  

Daniel a recent retired airline maintenance employee of 32 years from United and Continental airlines will speak about the standard set of rules and check list to make an airplane “air worthy”and release it for its scheduled flight.  

He will show a short video of the training that is required to work on passenger jet aircraft.  

Mahoney’s favorite aircraft to be certified on is the Boeing Jumbo 787.  

The club meeting begins at noon with its long-standing social potluck. A short business meeting takes place at 1 p.m. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. 

Guests may contact Vice President Susan Shaver for extra seating for the program at 795-9151. 

Trip coordinator Joanna Matos will have a special meeting from 2-3 p.m. in preparation for the 14-day tour  to the Philippines scheduled Feb. 16, 2020. 

Members should bring their passports for a booking and payment form including a cancelation insurance form.  

Sports & Games


Longtimer Harry Konishi turns over membership duties

by David LaCascia

LW contributor

After 11 years of devoted service, Harry Konishi is turning in his tee as membership chairman of the LW Men’s Golf Club. 

During his tenure, membership practices were streamlined, member directories were regularly produced and total club membership increased. Something that will be especially missed by the members are the doughnuts Harry faithfully delivered to every club meeting. 

Harry was born on July 25,1927, in Fort Lupton, Colorado. His parents immigrated from Japan to the U.S. around 1915. He married his late wife, Thelma, who was also a golfer, and they had three children, Claudine in Irvine and Colleen in Hawaii. Their son, Calvin, passed away several years ago. Harry is the proud grandfather of four and great-grandfather of two.

Harry moved to Leisure World in early 1984 and started playing golf that very day. On his second day as a resident, he had a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. Since then, “They have been few and far between,” he joked. 

Harry joined the Men’s Golf Club that year and has held every position except president. His tenure as membership chairman is by far the longest of any board member and he’s been golfing here long enough to remember the temporary starter shack on the sixth tee, although he doesn’t remember why it was there.

Harry started golfing in 1976 when he lived in Buena Park. He played all over Orange County and fondly recalls the various courses and the changes over the years. 

He says that the LW Golf course has not changed much other than the trees are larger. 

He also recalled the two golf matches played between the Laguna Woods and LW Men’s Golf Clubs in the late 80s or early 90s. He says we got “beat bad” both times.

A more recent milestone for Harry happened in September 2017. He writes: “Believe it or not, I am now on Facebook!” 

Although no longer playing golf, he is still a member of the club and participates in social events and club meetings. 

Thank you, Harry, for your many years of dedicated service from all the fellas at the Men’s Club. We’ll be seeing you around the greens.


Chip-ins were plentiful during final week

The  Ladies’ Golf Club  played its third and final week of the club championship tournament. The winners were announced at the Ladies Golf Club luncheon on June 3.

Fifty-one  members played for low gross, low net and chip-ins on  May 28.  Ten players chipped the golf ball from off the green directly into the hole.

The winners were:

Flight A – Low gross, Devora Kim, 28; low net, tie between Ann Tran and Yvonne Yim, 24; and chip-ins/hole, Jane Song, No. 5,  Sandy Derouin, No.  6,  Mary Ann Moore, No.  2, and Soo Choi, No. 7.

Flight B – Low gross, tie between Grace Choi, Marilyn Hewitt and Theresa Lim, 30; low net, Melinda Lee, 23; chip-ins/hole, Melinda Lee, No. 1, and Young Yoon, No. 1.

Flight C – Low gross, tie between Keiko Sekino and Betty Regalado, 30; low net, Laura Garcia, 22; chip-ins/hole, Laura Garcia, No. 5,  Hailee Yang, No. 8.

Flight D – Low gross, Kay Hong, 30; low net, Jean Cose, 24; and chip-ins/hole, Kay Hong, No.  2, and Susan Abouaf, No. 4.


Circle hole winners were abundant

The second May Guys and Gals golf tournament was played on May 29 at the local course. The morning was cool, but sunny and stayed that way for the entire tournament.

Thirty-five teams of one man and one woman competed over 18 holes in three flights. “A” Flight has teams with combined handicaps of 0 – 10. “B” Flight 11 – 14, and “C” Flight 15 – 18. All scores are net: (actual score minus handicap).

No golfer had a hole-in-one, but there were 14 circle hole winners, the most in recent memory.

A Flight winners: Young Lee-Hae Lee, 43; Bill Lyons- Pam Krug, 44; Bob Tuner-Janice Turner, 46; and Alan Sewell-Patti Smith, 47.

B Flight winners: Dale Williamson-Mary Greig, 41; Mike Carlson -Yvonne Kim, 45; Steve Moody-Sandy Derouin, 47; Terry Thrift-Liz Meripol, 48.

C Flight : First place had a three way tie between Bill Zurn-Neva Senske, Joon Yoon-Young Yoon and Lee Broadbent-Joanne Lim, 45; and a four way tie for second place between Marvin Jones-Marliyn Hewitt, Jae H. Lee-Sun Lee, James Choi-Grace Choi, and Suk Im-Ock Im, 49.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 8 was Bob Barnum, 5-foot, 2 inches and Laura Garcia, 13-foot, 8 inches. On the 17th hole it was Fujio Norihiro, 1-foot, 3 inches, and JoAnn Lim, 4-foot, 5 inches.

The Guys and Gals Tournament is held on the third Wednesday of each month, and on the fifth Wednesday of months that contain five Wednesdays. The next tournament is scheduled for June 19.

The Men’s Golf Club annual picnic is at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area on Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the golf course starter. The menu consists of barbecued ribs and fried chicken plus soup, salads, mashed potatoes, rolls, and dessert. Cut off date to purchase tickets is Friday, June 14.

The Men’s Golf Club meeting is June 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at  9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.


Bingo words played in May were ‘control,’ ‘natures,’ ‘coasting’

by Maria Giegerich

LW contributor

High scores told the story of the month for Scrabble Club members. Larry Edgar edged out everyone with 444 points. Ruth Depuy scored 413. Seven players ended their games in the high 300s. Larry Edgar had three such games while Zoe Pickell did it twice. The remaining five were single high scorers, Marilyn Moody, Sylvia Makus, Pam Smithson, Florence Nesland and Maria Giegerich.

Playing all seven tiles in a single turn, a bingo, is very difficult. Doing so earns the player 50 additional points. Three members were able to do it in May. Ruth Depuy’s word was “control” Patricia Cordray’s “natures” and Flo Thompson’s “coasting.”

Members play three successive games each one-on-one unless an odd number of players attend, in which case one table plays a trio. Most games end in the mid-200s. 

The challenge takes place Wednesday afternoons in Clubhouse 3, Room 5 beginning at 1 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Players are asked to arrive early as games start promptly at 1. Contact Flo Nesland at 598-1384 for questions or further information.


The 2018/2019 Shuffleboard Club’s league play continued into Week 28 on May 31.  The games were touch and go for awhile, but the Puck Masters pulled ahead of the Classics with a 1-1/2 point lead, with only one game to go.

Puck Masters narrowly leads The Classics 19-1/2 to 18; Sliders are in third with 11 points and Girl Power trails with 7-1/2 points.

The Sliders beat The Classics 10-8. The Sliders all game winner was Connie Lee. The Classics all game winner was Ellie West.

Puckmasters beat Girl Power 13-5. Puck Masters all game winners were Sal LaScala, Gary Jantzen, Bob Peterson and Darlene Meyers.

The last league game, Week 29, will be June 7 at the Clubhouse 1 courts with The Classics vs. Puck Masters and Girl Power vs Sliders. The last Friday luncheon will be on June 28.

The Clubs Annual Sue Mader Tournament is scheduled June 14. This is always a fun tournament and many participants are expected.

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


Gary Jantzen wins star No. 1

Gary Jantzen won his first star at the Leisure World Cribbage Club meeting on May 28. Jantzen won seven games of 121 and had a perfect score of 847.  

Ruth Bonnema was next at 834 followed by Irvene Bernstein at 818 and Marilyn Chelsvig at 816.  There were 54 players.

Russ Gray is celebrating his first full year in the Cribbage Club and treated members to delicious chocolate eclairs, which were thoroughly enjoyed.  Russ did the serving as well.

The Cribbage Club meets at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1.  To learn to play Cribbage or for a brush up, call Patti Smith at 242-4674,  and she will arrange lessons.  

Partners are not required and everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to  join the group. Players, arrive by noon to be assured of a table.


Stivers takes wins first flight with 70\

Gary Stivers lapped the first flight field with an even par 70 and a closest to the pin on the 16th hole at Meadowlark Golf Course on May 20.  

John Meyers got second place with 73, followed by Bill McKusky in third with 75.  In fourth place, at 76, was Jerry Hore, followed by Fujio Norihiro in fifth with 81, a birdie, closest to the flag at the fourth hole and fewest putts for the round.  Ron Jackson completed the scoring with an 88 and a bird.

Bob Munn won the second flight with a 75, sunk a birdie putt and had the lowest putts.  Marv Ballard was second with an 81.

 Call Bill McKusky at 430-8618 for information on membership or play schedule. Players of all skill levels are needed to come and enjoy the camaraderie and joy of golf on the long courses.

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Friendly Pinochle Club winners May 30: Marilyn Allred, 12,890; Bobbie Olsen, 12,510; Gene Smith, 12,460; Grace Buster, 11,820. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

– Bert Seller


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club – Overall winners in the 17-table game on Thursday, May 30, were: First in Strat A with an outstanding 70.34 percent game were Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Bill Dilks-Barbara Wallace; fourth in Strat A: Sharon Beran-Shirley Spink; fifth in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Melanie and Jerry Smith; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Lynne Finley-Kay Hyland; fifth in Strat B, third in Strat C: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; sixth in Strat B: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; fourth in Strat C: Monica and Paul Honey.  Winners in the game on Monday, May 27, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Fay Beckerman; second in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Diane Schmitz; third in Strat A: Bob and Pat Adam; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; fifth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Sue Fardette-Norma Krueger; sixth in Strat A: Al Appel-Judy Jones; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ron and Gene Yaffee. E/W: First in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Fern Dunbar; second in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Russ Gray; third in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and C: Thuan Gwynn-Jane Gibbons; fifth in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Mark Singer; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen; fourth in Strat B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell. Reservations are requested to play in the Monday and Thursday afternoon games in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays, call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on day of game, at hbsharonb@gmail.com. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call (636) 579-1357 between noon and 1 p.m. 

– Gene Yaffee


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners: June 1: N/S: Kar-Yee Nelson – Joan Tschirki; Miriam Kelley-Gayle Knapp; Cooie Dampman-Chie Wickham; E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; Paul and Monica Honey; Fred Reker-Harriet Weiss.. May 31: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Norma Kruger-Nadine Nakai; Bob Mault-Jane Reid.  E/W: Sue Fardette-Larry Slutsky; Louise Seifert- Stan Johnson; Bud Parish-Dorothy Favre; Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is the club championship on Saturday, June 22.  

–Fred Reker


Monday Bridge Club winners June 3: Carol Olsen, Tom Gates and Ben Watada. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners June 1: Ruth Bonnema 12450, Peggy Kaspar, 11,150; Irene Perkins, 11,140; Diana Lambert, 10,530.Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 27:  Bert Sellers, 15,400; Marilyn Allred, 15,110; Richard Van Wasshnova, 12,180; Jim Kaspar, 11,870. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

Arts and Leisure June 6 2019

LW Dance Classes and Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

LW Coin Club

The Leisure World Coin Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. The topic will be about collecting type sets. 

A type set, or a type collection, is a coin collection based upon the coin’s design or type. Instead of assembling a collection of coins based upon date and mint, a type set will consist of one coin from each design type. 

Club members are familiar with the classic blue Whitman coin holders that have a place for every coin in a particular series, for example, mercury dimes. It’s possible that there is one key coin in a given series whose circulation is so low that it is never seen in circulation, and it’s just too expensive to purchase. So, the set then is never completely finished.  This is where type sets come into play. 

Only one coin of every series issued by the mint, in any condition, is needed. Pocket change becomes a source and coin dealers have a multitude of old circulated coins at all levels of condition and cost.  

Eventually collectors can get all the coins to fill the book. 

Come to the meeting to learn more about this collecting adventure. All Leisure World shareholders are welcome, collectors or not.

LW Garden Club

The Leisure World Garden Club’s summer luncheon will be held on Monday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Howell’s Catering will provide delicious light fare, including quiche and salad as well as dessert. 

This year’s theme is flowers, and participants are encouraged to wear their favorite flowered t-shirts or other flowered tops and hats. There will be a parade around the room to show off all the flowered finery. 

Tickets are $20 each can be purchased by calling Gail Levitt at 596-1346. All are welcome to attend.

Jewelry Fusion Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club will hold a class in Introduction to Glass Fusion for Jewelry  on Wednesday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4.

The cost is $10 per student and covers materials and tools. This class is for small pieces, which can be completed in one session and make great gifts. The class is popular and limited to six students per session, so participants are encouraged to sign up soon in the Lapidary Room. This is the last class until August.

Glass Fusion Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club will host an Introduction to Glass Fusion class for large decorative pieces, taught by instructor Yevette Louie. It will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 10 in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4. 

The cost is $10 per person, which includes materials. Sign up in the Lapidary Room.

Technology Club

The Leisure World Technology Club, formerly the Computer Club, will meet at 1:30 a.m. on June 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The main topic will be “Should I Buy a Chromebook?”

Cost, security, games, program compatibility and off-line use will be covered. The discussion will include Chromebooks vs. Windows, and laptops vs. tablets and more.

Copper Enameling Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club hosts classes on copper enameling every other Friday from 9 a.m.-noon., taught by Carol Levine. Cost is $ 10 per person, which includes all supplies. Students will be able to make two pieces. Sign up in the Lapidary Room. The next classes are set for June 14 and 28.

Photo Club

The Photography Club will meet June 13 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1:30 p.m.  The portrait photos created for the competition should be brought to the meeting, where they will be judged. Winners will be published in the LW Weekly and the portraits entered will be on display in the hall in Clubhouse 3. For more information, call 430-7978.

Leisure Whirlers

The Leisure Whirlers will have a “Days of Summer” party on Friday, June 7, in Clubhouse 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances are alternated from 7-9 p.m., when the potluck and socializing starts. There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Cost is $7 per person. For more information call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance instructor Justin Manalad has been teaching his routines to such favorites as “Achy Breaky Heart,” “Bahama Mama” and “New York, New York” for a month now. Classes are for beginners and intermediates, and all are welcome to join. Justin has been teaching ballroom and line dance since 2000, and he is well known to Leisure World residents through the Filipino Association of LW’s Valentine’s and luau parties. Dancing made him healthier, stronger, happier and younger in mind and body. And he wants to pass along those benefits to his students.

Join this fun line dance class, $2 per 90-minute class, that is held on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Finbars Menu

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 on June 17 to serve dinners that include the appetizer of the day, a green salad with a choice of dressings and three entrée options, ranging from $13-$15 (tax included). Dessert and soft drinks are available for an additional charge. Dinner service is from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.



Sausage and Peppers

Spicy sweet Italian sausage sauteed roasted red vinegar peppers, mild green chilies, and onions. Prepared sicilian-style or with marinara


Lasagna, $14

Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy.

Chicken Piccata, $15

Fresh chicken breast cutlets sauteed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.

Poached Salmon, $16

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

Community Karaoke

Perky Pat Kogok celebrated her birthday with tasty sandwiches served to Wednesday night Community Karaoke members. Pizza was provided by generous Galal Gado. There  was a full house.

Tony Tupas led the singers with “Me and Mrs. Jones.” The dancers in the room relished Vito Villomar’s “Four Walls,” and several peppy numbers were done by Diane Wasserman, Rick Hering, Mila Cruz and Richard Yokomi.  Beautifully sung sentimental tunes were chosen by Bob Barnum, Tino Tupas, Janice Chapman, Byong Choi, Leila Claudio, Audrey McKenzie, Vickie VanErt, Ric Dizon, Ruby Johnson, Susan Kellerman, David Noble and others. 

Anyone can take the stage on Wednesday night in Clubhouse 1 starting at 5:30 p.m.  It’s a friendly group that encourages and applauds everyone. The coffee’s hot, and there are usually donated snacks.

GRF Movie

“The Old Man and the Gun” will be shown at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9, in Clubhouse 4. At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. 

Healthy Not High Class

Leisure World resident Holly Weber will teach a six-week course called Healthy Not High at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSULB main campus, Room 101. The class will meet on Fridays from 9:45-11:15 a.m., beginning July 12.  It will end Aug. 16.

Using the solid research of Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D, Bonni Goldstein, M.D., and many others, the class will highlight details of cannabis history. It will cover marijuana research done throughout the world to demystify the many “dangers” of using the plant, when cannabis should not be used and possible medication reactions with it.

To register, call 985-8237 or visit www.csulb.edu/centers/olli.

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

Genealogy Club

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

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

• June 6 – DNA

• June 13 – Family Tree Maker

• June 20 – Family Search

• June 27 – Reading Old Scripts, Translating Foreign Language Records

The genealogy library is staffed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Members may come in during these hours to work on the computers, and visitors are welcome to take a tour of the library and learn what the club has to offer.

Weekly Dance

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

The Robin Fellows Group will play 1940s-60s ballroom and pop on June 8.

Robin Fellows performed worldwide on major cruise lines as a headliner doing shows that featured her singing and playing several instruments, according to group member Hal Willis. 

Her group is made up of musicians who have worked in the recording industry and performed at Disneyland and the Hollywood Bowl among other venues.  

“We look forward to playing dance music from the 40s, 50s and 60s,” said Willis. “We will do our best to fulfill all song requests. We love to interact with the audience and look forward to playing for Leisure World.”

GRF dance rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

LW Chorale

The Leisure World Chorale will be in concert for a “Hooray for Hollywood!” show on Saturday, June 15, at noon in Clubhouse 4. Free lunch and gifts will conclude the afternoon. All are welcome. 

The chorale will bring back memories of classic Hollywood with songs from “Gone With the Wind,” including “My Own True Love” and from “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.”

The concert will start at noon in Clubhouse 4, and the chorale will serve a free lunch to finish an afternoon of musical entertainment. Come early, get a good seat, receive a free goody bag and get ready to reminisce about the wonderful days of “Old Hollywood.”

Laughter will fill the air with “Make ‘Em Laugh,” and the cowboys will kick up their heels to “Oklahoma.” Couples will dance “Cheek to Cheek,” and love will begin to bloom with “Some Enchanted Evening.”  Even the soloists will brighten the day with “Summertime,”  “Second Hand Rose” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”

—Nancy Maggio

LW Orchestra

The LW Orchestra’s concert on May 30 was well received by an enthusiastic audience. The turnout was close to a sellout as almost all the 200 seats were filled for a feast of good classical music and good food.  Some of the highlights were “Overture in D Minor,” by Handel,  a great example of multiple themes all played at once.

Orchestra vice president and pianist Esther Chun played “Little” Rhapsody in Blue, by Gershwin, a beautiful theme made famous by Paul Whitman.

Spirited appreciation was given to “Fiddler on the Roof-Overture,” in a Philip Lang arrangement. The finale was a spirited “Ballet Parisien,” by Offenbach. Afterward, there was a wonderful spread of treats, including sandwiches, meatballs, homemade cookies and much more.  

LWSO conductor Rae Boeving got a standing ovation and a bouquet of red roses from the orchestra president.  

The next concert will be a Christmas event in Clubhouse 4 at noon on the second or third Saturday in December (to be decided). New members are welcome. Musicians will help people regain  proficiency so they can enjoy making music again. The LWSO has about 30 members and would like to grow. For more information, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898 0669.  

—Fred Rekker

Vinyl Band to play June 8

The Cabaret Entertainers Club will host a free rock and roll show featuring the band, Vinyl (formerly known as the Rockin’ Chairs), at Vets Plaza (next to the LW Library) on June 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free. 

The group is comprised of four singers and five musicians; the newest member is LWer Bo Gronki, a polished bass player who has added much to the group. 

Vinyl will showcase songs from the 70s and 80s up to current pop.

Everyone is welcome to come and dance outside under the stars.

The Cabaret Club will supply table snacks and bottled water for everyone. A Jimmy’s  food truck will be available for people who want to dine or snack.

Pops Season Tickets

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

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

Carpools will be arranged. 

See longbeachsymphony.org for more information on subscriber only benefits. The price for Berro’s group is $93 for five concerts. The regular group rate is $204. Call Berro at 284-6054 between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. for more information.

LW Library Excursion

The Leisure World Library is excited to announce a bus trip to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Tuesday, July 16.

LACMA is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA has its roots in the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, established in 1910 in Exposition Park. 

In 1961, LACMA became a separate, art-focused institution. LACMA opened its Wilshire Boulevard location to the public in 1965, with the permanent collection in the Ahmanson Building, special exhibitions in the Hammer Building, and the 600-seat Bing Theater for public programs. 

In the ensuing decades, both the campus and the collection grew considerably. Now LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

To attend the bus trip, purchase tickets at the Recreation Department for $43. For more information on the trip, visit the library or call 598-2431. For information regarding ticket availability, call 431-4586, ext 326.

LB Symphony

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will play the final concert of the 2018-19 Season this Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m., following a pre-concert lecture by Maestro Eckart Preu.

The orchestra will play two of the most acclaimed orchestral compositions, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with chorus and operatic soloists in addition to the orchestra.

People who want to ride on the bus provided by the LBSO must be at the Amphitheatre bus loading area near St. Andrews St. between 5:30-5:45 p.m. on June 8. Round trip tickets cost $16 per person, paid in cash (exact change appreciated) or personal check.  

Information as to Season 2019-2020 is now available. To attend the entire season, contact Frieda Davis at GEO.H,Davis@gmail.com for LW Opera discounts on seats and bus transportation. Single seats are available at Long Beach Symphony.org.

LW Opera Club

Everyone is invited to come to watch Franco Zefferelli’s version of Verdi’s La Traviata, Part II,  at 1:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, June 10. Opera Club member Nancy Mayhew will give a brief synopsis for those who missed Part I.

Club member Mary DiDonna is coordinating the semi-annual refreshment potluck that will immediately follow the opera presentation. 

Those attending are urged to bring something special to share with others along with a needed serving utensil; napkins, paper plates, utensils and cups will be supplied. Set-up begins at 1 p.m.  (but not before). For more information, call 296-5586.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

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

Helen Onu is the song leader. Piano accompaniment is provided by Barbara McIlhaney. Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required. For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.

LW Art League

Artists and art lovers are in for a special treat when the Leisure World Art League hosts a demonstration by the talented impressionist artist Marina Pavlovich on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

People are advised to arrive early to get good seats, as Art League demos continue to draw large turnouts.

The demonstration promises to be both entertaining and educational, as Marina is an experienced teacher and master of several mediums and styles.  

Marina is a classically trained impressionist artist of Russian heritage.  She was educated at one of Europe’s most prestigious art schools, the Stroganoff Academy of Art and Design in Moscow. She has worked as a designer and art instructor and participated in art and design shows in Moscow, Germany, Los Angeles and Orange County.

As an artist, Marina prefers the impressionistic style. She has devoted years to painting portraits and figures from live models, which she considers interesting and challenging. She also likes plein air painting of seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. 

As an impressionist painter, Marina believes painting quickly brings life and movement to the canvas. She especially values brush strokes as the most obvious indicator of artistic talent. For this reason she loves the spontaneity, distinctive colors and confident brush strokes found in expressionism, her second favorite style.

As an art instructor, Marina believes in teaching fundamentals, with emphasis on structural drawing, good composition and painting from real life.  Her teaching methodology is systematic, scientific and analytic.

Marina is a member of several art groups in Orange County and has won awards in a number of juried shows. Her paintings have been exhibited at many local galleries, including the Virga Gallery in Laguna Beach, the Bistango Gallery in Irvine, and Design Center in LA.

Those interested in seeing more of Marina’s work can visit https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marina-pavlovich.html.

Members must submit their art work for display by 6:30 p.m. The popular choice theme this month is “Water.”  As always, refreshments will be available and one of the artist’s pieces will be raffled off. 


Romalyn Tilghman will talk about her award-winning book, “To the Stars through Difficulties” at 11 a.m. on June 6 at Veterans Plaza, located next to the library. This is one in a series of Authorspeak presentations hosted by the Leisure World Library. Tilghman’s novel is inspired by the events of the early 20th century in rural Kansas during the time Andrew Carnegie established 59 libraries.  

Refreshments will be provided.



SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 08/15



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


Lost silver watch with crystals on the band. Reward – Joan Taylor. 562-240-5416. 06/06



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.  



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

Call JR 562-519-2764. 07/04



General Contractor

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


License #954725. 08/29/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional, honest and reliable. Do it all with one call. Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 08/22


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

Messages (562) 598-1000. 07/18




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





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


Richard’s Handyman Service – 

Big or small, I do it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187.

Seal Beach Business License

HUG0002. 06/06


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


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336. 07/18




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

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 07/04




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






Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and much more cleaning.

Tito 562-658-9841. 08/08







(562) 833-3911. 

State License #699080. 06/06




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 08/22



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



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


562-596-0559. 07/04

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 9 am-5 pm, 562-481-2290,





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


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


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


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


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

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

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business

License MOR0008. 05/30


Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 06/06



Compassionate care, 20+ years experience in elder care

Respite and errand services

Specializes in life enrichment and dementia care. 

Call Sandy 562-307-0146. 

LIC# 033043. 07/04



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 06/20/19



Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

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

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 06/06


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



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



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


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

Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22



Part or full time R.E. Agents. Call Mr. Hank, L.L.R. 562-493-6601 or 562-743-8473. 06/06

Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/22




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 06/20



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/11






Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30



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

Call 562-505-1613. 08/01


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


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

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22




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




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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 12/05/19

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


For sale golf cart $1,500 firm. New canope, turn signals, new batteries, black and white color. 

Jay 480-244-6925.


Go-Go Mobility Scooter, barely used only a few days, paid $1,300, willing to sell for $900. 310-351-2609. 06/06


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores, blood tests, etc. Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 06/06


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


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 06/27




Consientious, dependable,

Professional… and your Neighbor.

Providing locals trustworthy

affordable transportation. perfect

for patients, professionals, and

anyone who needs regular or

sporadic transportation. Interested?

CALL 562-537-1298. James. 06/06

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted


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

Autos/Boats/RV’s, Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 08/22 




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787.  08/22



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

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Patio Sale by Owner –  Mutual 6-57H, 1400 Mayfield Rd. May 16th, 9-3 p.m. His & hers bikes, old 15” Sears TV. Tons of misc. items!



Moving sale – 1561 Northwood Rd, Apt. 272-H, Thursday-Saturday, June 4-6, 9 am-2 pm. Tables, chairs, cehst of drawers, hall tree, utensils, etc. 562-594-9698.


Estate Sale – 13440 S. Fairfield Lane, Mutual 6-Apt. 58E. Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, from 8:30-2:00 p.m. Trundle bed, side chairs, Lane cedar chest, bookcases, Asian tables, gate leg table, curio, rattan footstools, gorgeous mirrors, area rugs, queen size iron headboard. Costume jewelry, mink stole. Vintage Halliburton aluminum luggage. Lots of plants, Adirondack chairs, resin wicker chairs, fountain, bakers rack, weather vane. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001



Estate/Patio Sale by Heir(s) – Saturday, June 8, 9-3 p.m. Mutual 4-45J. Mobility scooter like new, ladies bike, twin bed (long), patio furniture, dining set, kitchenware, decor items, file cabinet, garden items, rugs, plus more.


Carport Sale – Mutual 1, Church Pl. across rom Community Church. Thurs. 6th & Fri. 7th., 9-3 p.m. Pads for pets, furniture – chairs, tables, dressers, mirrors, statues, adult diapers, stuffed animals, yarn, frames, clothes, 2 queen duvets. LW APTS FOR SALE



MUTUAL 3, #16F

Fully Expanded, 

Recently Remodeled

3 bay windows. 3 skylights

A/C-Heat 2 Bdr. 2 Full baths

Corian Counters,

Laminate Floors. Washer/Dryer

+ Golf Cart w/new batteries


MLS #OC19097966


BRE #01129082

714-474-6204. 05/30


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

or 714-654-8643. 06/06


13680 Alderwood Lane, 78B, Mutual 4

Best location. One bed. 1 bath Expanded with enclosed patio 

with new carpet/flooring.


Shirley Cameron, Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties,

DRE00879100, 949-715-9902. 06/13



For Sale – Beautiful very large 3 bedroom home, overlooking Lake Gregory, San Bernardino, completely furnished. 

Call 951-735-0532.


Rental available now!

Mutual 17.

2 bedroom, 2 bath, Sqft: 1,176.

Great location away from traffic. Non-smoker. $1,800 per month. Call: 562-489-5433. 06/06


For sale ladies bicycle $60. 21 speed Shimano gear shift, soft seat. Call 949-304-4612. Mutual 2.


6 cushion sectional with hide-a-bed. Very nice condition. 562-682-4775. Mutual 17. $300. OBO.