LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 8-15-19

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Aug 15 2019

Page 1, General News (pgs 1-3)

Amphitheater Saturday Night 

Amphitheather Saturday Nights, which spotlights Leisure World entertainments clubs and groups, will have a Korean Night on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will feature seven Korean-American clubs, hosted by the Korean-American Association. The show begins at 8 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage.

Last year’s performances garnered much acclaim and provided a platform to learn more about Korean culture and Korean-American activities in Leisure World.

Participating clubs include the Korean American Chorale, the Men’s Chorus, the Line Dance Club and the Joy Walk Club. Highlighted will be  auto-harp players, a sing-along, a solo by Pastor Samuel Kim and traditional classic dancers.

Vendors and businesses will have give-aways for audience members starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call Yong Pyon at (310) 658-0379.

Stones Tribute Thursday

Mick Adams & the Stones: 

The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to the Rolling Stones

8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, Amphitheater

Sponsors: CALMET Services, Miracle Ear, CartMart

Not only is Mick Adams a dead-ringer for Mick Jagger, but he also brings Mick Jagger’s intense energy to each and every performance. Mick Adams and The Stones are endorsed by former Atlantic Records President Jerry Greenberg who said, “This band must be seen to be believed. It doesn’t get any closer than this!” 

Mick Adams perfectly emulates every move, look and nuance of Mick Jagger, who himself sent his personal assistant to a Mick Adams and The Stones show to record Mick Adams and sent back a big thumbs up. 

Among their numerous awards, Mick Adams and the Stones have been named one of the top ten tribute bands in the world by “Backstage  Magazine.” 

The band has appeared on “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” as the world’s greatest tribute to The Rolling Stones twice with Mick Adams appearing on the show two additional times as the World’s Greatest Mick Jagger impersonator. 

The band has also won the Ultimate Music Challenge held by Viejas Casino and came in No. 1 against 40 other tribute bands.  

Mick Adams and The Stones have performed for Brad Pitt, David Spade, Jack Black, Jack McBrayer (“Talladega Nights” and “30 Rock”), Acadamy Award-winning actress Amy Adams, Flava Flav, Will Ferrell, Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest, Judd Apatow, Leslie Bibb and more. 

The band is a completely authentic recreation of The Rolling Stones live in concert. 

Mick Adams and The Stones feature all-look alike performers, custom-made replica costumes and replica instruments, full choreography and an incredible video show that accompanies each song.

GRF Goes Green

Americans throw away an estimated 25 billion Styrofoam cups every year, or about 82 cups per person.

Currently, less than 1 percent of all plastic foam is being recycled. That means the rest is either floating in lakes and oceans, filling landfills or cluttering green space. 

But the Golden Rain Foundation is doing its part to go green. 

As of July 31, only paper coffee cups were ordered for GRF departments, according to GRF Purchasing Manager Julie Rodgers. 

GRF offices may still be using up the last of their Styrofoam inventory, but soon all offices and GRF conference rooms will be stocked with environmentally friendly paper cups.

And that’s a good thing.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says of the three million tons of polystyrene produced in the U.S., 2.3 million tons end up in landfills, with much of the remainder finding its way into waterways.

Styrofoam (also known as polystyrene) single-use cups and containers are extremely popular. 

But it can take up to 500 years for plastics to break down in a landfill, though it never decomposes. Whether it ends up in a landfill or a river, lake or ocean, polystyrene has a negative effect on the environment and marine life.

Polystyrene is especially dangerous for marine animals that may eat the plastic. This can lead to blockages and tears in their digestive systems, releasing toxins and killing the animal. 

Recycling polystyrene is a rigorous process that requires multiple modes of transportation because only a few recycling centers have the equipment to handle this fragile material. 

This is not the only potential negative effect caused by polystyrene. According to health experts, hot foods, oily foods, acids and alcohol cause foam food containers to partially break down, leaching styrene into whatever food the container is holding. 

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added styrene, a synthetic compound in polystyrene, to its list of known or possible carcinogens. 

Carcinogens are chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. 

People can limit their use of polystyrene by using fewer take out containers. Eat at the restaurants or bring your own reusable containers for leftovers. 

New York City, the largest city in the U.S., has enacted a ban on plastic foam in restaurants and businesses. And Leisure World is doing its part to stay as foam free as possible. 

The Golden Age Foundation Hospitality Center encourages people to bring their own cups for coffee as does the Sunshine Club among others. And as of this month, all GRF offices will be stocked with paper cups.

Amphitheater Movie Night

Aug. 16—First Man

PG-13 | 2h 22min | drama/sci fi | 2018

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling teamed up for Universal Pictures’ “First Man,” the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater start at 8 p.m. (times are adjusted as days grow shorter). Admssion is free.

The Minibus has “on call” service beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. Buses are available to take people home afterward.

Jax will service bikes Sept. 11

The Golden Age Foundation, in collaboration with the Golden Rain Foundation, is bringing bike services to Leisure World on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 1-4 p.m. Dave Hanson, president of Jax Bicycles, will  be in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot to provide minor bike repair services for free. He will fit bikes to riders (adjust handlebar and seat heights) and do basic lubrication and other adjustments.  

For bikes requiring more extensive repairs or servicing, Dave will provide a quote and if the resident agrees, he will take the bike to his shop, fix it and return the bike directly to the residents’s apartment with no transportation charge. In addition, Jax will provide discounts for Leisure World residents.

The Golden Age Foundation, Golden Rain Foundation and Dave Hanson have agreed to try this on a trial basis once a month for three months.

It is hoped this service will help people get back on the bike path. 

Jax Bicycle Center was established in 1971 and has since become the largest Trek retailer in California. With 10 locations in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Claremont, Murrieta, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente and Chino Hills; Jax’s stated mission is to provide clients and community with high quality products, sales and service to meet all cycling needs. 

Dave, who has owned Jax for over 20 years, and his employees share a passion for cycling and are committed to bringing a safe, enjoyable riding experience to our community.  Several shareholders have purchased bicycles from Jax.

CAP Food Distribution

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

The next food distribution is today, Aug. 15.

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

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,287 a month for one person; $1,736 for a two-person household; $2,184 for a three-person household. 

To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. 

People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

Notary Service

Notary service, $15 per signature, is available by appointment at the Copy and Supply Center in Clubhouse 5; 431-6586, ext. 345. 

SB Local Plan Workshop

The City of Seal Beach will host a workshop to inform the public about issues with the city’s Local Coastal Programs (LCP) from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Marina Center, 151 Marina Drive.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about key LCP issues including coastal accommodations/tourism, environmental issues and public access, among others. 

LCPs are planning documents used by local governments to guide development in the coastal zone, in partnership with the Coastal Commission. 

LCPs contain rules and regulations for future development and protection of coastal resources, by specifying appropriate location, typevand scale of new or changed uses. 

LCPs must be in conformance with the broad requirements of the California Coastal Act and reflect the unique and specific community characteristics of the jurisdiction. Each LCP consists of a Land Use Plan (LUP) and Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The LUP designates land use classifications, and goals/policies guiding development (similar in nature to a City’s General Plan, but specifically for the coastal zone). The LIP includes measures to implement the LUP, typically through the zoning ordinance.

Once an LCP is certified by the Coastal Commission, the City becomes responsible for issuing Coastal Development Permits within the coastal zone as the Coastal Commission transfers coastal permitting authority. 

Benefits of Certified LCP

After an LCP is certified, the city will have coastal development permitting issuance authority within the coastal zone (except for tidelands, submerged lands, and public trust lands). Community-based policies would guide future development activities and resource protection, ensuring that the City’s vision is reflected. A certified LCP will streamline the permitting process and significantly improve the efficiency of City Staff review and Coastal Commission staff review. Decisions made at the local level ensure that approvals are made by the people who know the City best.

Seal Beach LCP Background

The City of Seal Beach initiated preparation of a Local Coastal Program in 2003 and then again in 2008. The 2008 LCP was prepared by city staff and submitted to Coastal Commission review. The City  was unable to attain certification due to limited staff time and resources. The City has reinitiated preparation of an LCP. In 2017, the City won a grant through the Coastal Commission to pursue LCP certification.  The City of Seal Beach has also contracted with Michael Baker International to prepare an LCP with the goal of certifying the document through the California Coastal Commission.

Finbars in LW on Monday

Finbars Italian Kitchen will serve dinner in Clubhouse 1 for the  Monday Night Restaurant on Aug. 19. 

The dining room is open until 7, so residents can come in for dinner any time between 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.

LW Minibus service is available to the clubhouse until 6:30 p.m. and on-call service is available for the special needs access bus. 

For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

The Golden Rain Foundation provides various dining options in Clubhouse 1 on three Mondays each month and a Sunday brunch twice a month.  

Naples Rib Company serves on the first Monday, Finbars Italian on the third Monday, and Hometown Buffet serves dinner on the fourth Monday and Sunday brunch  on the second and fourth Sundays. 

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

Aug. 19 Finbars Menu 


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.

Teriyaki Salmon, $16

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

GRF Recreation: Clubhouse Courtesy

by Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

GRF maintains a roster of more than 260 clubs that enjoy the use of five clubhouses and the various amenities offered to the community. 

One of the services provided is managed by Innovative Cleaning Services, our custodial contractor, whose employees not only maintain the cleanliness of the clubhouses but set up and tear down more the instructions that accompany more than 800 reservations a month. Most clubs have recurring reservations on a weekly, monthly or semi-monthly basis and are required to provide the Reservations Office with a sketch of the setup they desire. 

This setup is recreated in an architectural program and copies are sent to the clubhouse custodians and their supervisors.

They are kept in books to which the custodian refers when a reservation appears on their schedule. 

The system works well when everyone cooperates; however, when residents ask for sketch changes or additional equipment by going directly to the custodian and thereby circumventing the Recreation Department, the system fails on several levels.

Imagine, a single custodian, responsible for juggling 13 rooms in Clubhouse 3, for example, with residents in several rooms requesting an extra table, a few more chairs, an additional microphone or sound system, at the same time.  Some ask politely, some demand, and others are openly rude.  

The result is a hostile and offensive work environment for the custodians, who are trying to keep everyone happy and accommodated.

This unacceptable behavior has resulted in excessive turnover for ICS as a number of custodians don’t want to work under these conditions. 

Exacerbating the problem is the feeling that the residents are intimidating them when they are asked to abide by the rules and work through the Recreation Department.  

As a result, the Recreation Committee is putting all clubs on notice that should their members engage in this conduct, and it is reported to Recreation, their club privileges will be suspended, pending review of the GRF Board of Directors.

The Recreation Department asks that this information be shared with all clubs and organizations and that residents cooperate in tempering their behavior and abiding by the policies and procedures created to ensure the enjoyment of the amenities by all.

CalFresh Benefits

Qualified LW residents can get help applying for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, in person with Cindy Tostado, GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison, online or via phone. 

People who are over 55 and meet the following monthly income guidelines may qualify: One-person household: $2, 010 per month; two-person household: $2,708 per month. Have access to the following required documents to assist in the application process:

• ID

• Green Card or Citizenship Certificate

• Social Security Card

• Proof of Income

• Rent Receipt and Bills

Ways to apply:

• By Appointment in LW: Call 431-6586, ext. 317

• Online: GetCalFresh.org

• Phone: (800) 281-9799

• Walk In: 1928 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92703

For more information, call Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, 431-6586, ext. 317.

CERT Training

Retired Navy Capt. Mark Chung taught a land navigation class on Aug. 2 as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. 

He gave guidance on map reading and how to give directions to first responders during an emergency.

For example, it’s most efficient to direct responders using east, west, north or south as familiar landmarks may be gone. 

Using the Leisure World Map, mutuals were identified using “grid coordinates.” 

The compass is an important part of the CERT tool kit.

At the end of the class, people used their newfound compass and map reading skills to find “hidden treasures” placed throughout Leisure World. 

JFTB Artillery Salute

Artillery fire will ring out across Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) on Saturday, Aug. 17, commemorating the promotion of Col. Stuart E. Werner of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 79th Theater Support Command (TSC) to the rank of brigadier general. 

The ceremony, which will be officiated by Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer, commanding general of the 99th Readiness Division, is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. The Army Reserve’s Pacific Training Division Salute Battery will render the honors.

Following his promotion, Werner will assume the duties of deputy commanding general of the 79th TSC. The unit is the Army Reserve’s second largest command and is headquartered at JFTB.

For further information, contact Lt. Col. Brandon Kelley at 936-7663 or via email at brandon.l.kelley2.mil@mail.mil.

RELIGION, pg 8-9

Assembly of God

In Psalm 131, David says that his “soul is even as a weaned child.” This will be the main theme of Assembly of God Pastor Sam Pawlak’s sermon at the service on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Dan Ballinger will direct the congregation in singing while worship leader Denise Smith enjoys her last few days of vacation.

Carolyn Van Aalst will give the missions report.

All are welcome to join the service for an inspiring and uplifting experience. Pastor Pawlak says, “Many people say they love coming to these services because they feel happy and encouraged after having been there.”

The Hymn Sing is held Sundays at 6 p.m. 

The interdenominational gathering features song requests and a focus on the old, familiar lyrics and tunes, led by the great voice of Dan Ballinger.

This week, the audience will be treated to a wonderful duet by one of Leisure World’s favorite couples, Fran and Wally Johnson. 

As always, the one-hour sing will be followed by finger foods and snacks, and fellowship among neighbors and friends.

The final film in the summer series is “The War Room.” It will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. It tells a powerful story of inspiration. All are invited to attend.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Aug. 18.

The First Reading is Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 and the Second Reading is Hebrews 12:1-4.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Today Thursday, Aug. 15, the Church will celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows: Thursday, Aug. 15, two masses, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

  Masses and Confessions Schedule

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m., and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.  Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Aug. 16 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. 

An Oneg shabbat will follow services.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Isenberg. A Torah study will begin at 10:15 and continue until about noon, followed by a potluck lunch. 

The congregation is organizing a Bat Mitzvah class for interested women. To find out more, email Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

There will be a Shabbat dinner on Aug. 30. More information will be coming soon.

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

Spiritual Living Center

The Spiritual Living Center, 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service. Sunday services are held at 9 and 11 a.m., and inspirational music is included.

Ongoing events at the Center include A Course in Miracles discussion group on Mondays from noon-1:30 p.m.; Living and Thriving Through Life After a Loss support group, 10 a.m., the third Saturday of the month; and a Native American Drum Circle Meditation, 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays.

 For more information on classes and other events, visit the Center’s website at www.sbcsl.org or call the office at 598-3325.

First Christian Church

At First Christian Church, people study the Bible by book and chapter, “line upon line, precept upon precept,” as it says in Isaiah 28:10. 

The church offers five opportunities a week to do just that. By systematically going through each book and referencing how each of the 63 books in the Bible correlate and confirm one another, members are able to study the whole Word of God in context and apply its eternal truths to their lives today. All are welcome to participate.

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

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

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in worship.   

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” 

Pastor Bruce Humes will present the Communion meditation and service. 

For the offertory, Pat Kogok and Rhonda Sandberg will play “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love.”

Anita Ragole will sing, “Holy City,” followed by Pat Kogok who will read Matthew 26:31-35.

Pastor Gene Cherryholme’s message is titled “Good Intentions,” based on Matthew 26:26-35. A promise of faithful obedience to him is often overshadowed by people’s weakness and inability to stand up under pressure.

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

Hearing enhancements are available. Call the church office at 431-8810 for further information. 

Beit HaLev

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

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

Rabbi Galit’s beginner and intermediate Hebrew classes are held Wednesday afternoons. People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time. 

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m. People can listen to Sunday’s message for free by going to www.gototheorck.com. Select Seal Beach campus and click the podcast.

 For more information call (714)562-8233.

Bible Study Fellowship

A Bible study fellowship studying the book of Acts will be held in Mutual 7 every Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Sept. 12. 

All are welcome. For more information, call Cindy Speievy at 618-0822.

Faith Christian Assembly

Recently there have been studies on the pervasiveness of loneliness in our culture.  “New research analyzing previous studies suggest people who fall into the loneliness trap are 50 percent more likely to suffer an early death than those who remain socially connected.  

Previous studies have found that as many as a third of Americans are lonely, and that 18 percent of UK adults feel lonely “always” or “often.” 

Faith Christian Assembly invites everyone to join it for Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. A warm and welcoming group of people are waiting to meet you.

Faith Fellowship Time is 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. The GriefShare group meets Fridays at 2 p.m.

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

St. Theo’s and Redeemer Lutheran

In these cultural times of mourning and division, two LW congregations have increased their formal prayer time.

Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore’s Episcopal are now offering a combined, mid-week service on Wednesday’s at 11:30 a.m.  

Scripture is read. Prayers for the country, society and times will be intentionally prayed, and Communion offered.

The whole LW community is invited to participate and join the congregations as they come together to pray.  

Redeemer Lutheran Church holds a regular Sunday worship service  at 10:30 a.m. St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal has a service at 12:15 p.m. 

People of many faith backgrounds make up the congregations at “The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Leisure World” at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive (across from the Administration and Health Care Center buildings). There is ample parking. 

For more information, call 598-8697.

Mindfulness Meditation

The Buddha Circle will meet for Mindfulness Meditation sessions from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 21 and 28.

The group meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com. 

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, in Clubhouse 4. 

Venerable Vui Mung, also known as Joyful Heart, from Desert Zen Center will give the lesson. 

He presents Buddhism in a simple, easy-to-understand way. It’s an interactive group so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. Mung will begin the session with a guided meditation. 

Check the website at LWSB.com under “Religion, Buddha Circle” for more information. There is no membership, just a gathering of like-minded people. 

All residents are welcome. 

Donations are welcome and will support Mung in his teachings. 

For more information, call (714) 933-5122.

LW Baptist

A warm welcome awaits people at Leisure World Baptist Church, which meets in Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Aug. 18. Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m., with Bob Simons giving the lesson.

Friends gather at the round table for Coffee Chat until 9:45 then the morning service begins.

All will sing the call to worship “We are One in the Bond of Love.” 

Kip Watkins will solo in a beautiful song of promise, “The King is Coming.”

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “Take My Life and Let It Be.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.

Pastor Roland Coburn’s morning message is titled “Assurance of Hope through the Holy Spirit” from Romans 8:15-17.

The prayer room is open following the service; friends await people to pray with them for special needs.

The Men’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

The Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For more information, call 430-2920.

Community Church

Community Church is looking forward to celebrating the rich and diverse faith community within Leisure World. Each year, the Leisure World Interfaith Council hosts a picnic that draws friends and neighbors from all faith backgrounds together. 

The free indoor picnic dinner is scheduled for today, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Community Church congregants are asked to provide desserts to share. Other congregations will contribute the additional picnic items. To RSVP, contact Kelly Frankiewicz at (714) 475-9401 or the church office.  The program includes entertainment.

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

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Pastor Johan will give a sermon titled “Camera.” The Scripture lesson is Luke 12:49-56. Chris Kim will serve as lay liturgist on Aug. 18.   Worship services are at 9:50 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.

Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos, known for its well-preserved adobe, turns 175 in 2019, and the site will be celebrating in grand style with a series of special events all day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Starting at 10 a.m., Rancho staff and volunteers will kick off the 175th public celebration by greeting participants in the second annual Ranchos Walk, a walk through history that follows a crest trail linking Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. 

Sponsored by the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, the 9.4-mile scenic walk starts on the Rancho Los Alamitos side of Long Beach and connects the CSULB campus, Reservoir Hill, Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park, and finishes at Rancho Los Cerritos. There will also be 3.5-mile and 6-mile options available. 

Shuttle services will be provided along the route. For more information or to register for this free event, please visit LongBeach.gov/RanchosWalk.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the rancho invites the community to come celebrate its 175th anniversary at a free public event, which will offer live music from Long Beach Poly Jazz Combo Band and The Bernie Pearl Blues Band, live painting of the house by Copeland Holt and kids’ activities. A Brewery Knolls beer garden will feature Liberation Brewing, food trucks, a 175th birthday cake-cutting ceremony led by a special guest (and free cake for attendees while supplies last), self-guided tours of the house, and a free youth art contest. More information available at https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/175th-celebration-free/.

In 1844, John Temple constructed the adobe home that stands today. The 27,000-acre cattle ranch reached from present-day Paramount to the Pacific Ocean. John Temple later sold the property to Flint, Bixby, & Company. The Bixby family lived at RLC and raised sheep until the 1880s. The adobe was remodeled in 1930 and a new generation of Bixbys lived in the house until 1955, when it was acquired by the city.

 About Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos is a historic home in Long Beach, Calif. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 206-2040, visit www.rancholoscerritos.org, and follow the Rancho on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Arts and Leisure, pages 11-15

Amphitheater 2019 Schedule

Amphitheater 2019, a summer music festival on Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater, will continue through Sept. 12. Residents, and their friends and families are invited. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Residents must have GRF photo I.D. cards for admission to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining.

The remaining summer line-up includes:

•Aug. 15: Mick Adams and The Stones: The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to The Rolling Stones

Sponsors: CALMET Services, Miracle Ear, CartMart

•Aug. 22: The Papas & The Mamas: Tribute to The Mamas & The Papas, opened by comic Mark Schiff

Sponsor: MemorialCare Health System

•Aug. 29: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Sponsor: Monarch HealthCare

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

•Sept. 5: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson 

Sponor: Monarch HealthCare

•Sept. 12: America’s Diamond Live: Tribute to Neil Diamond 

Sponsor: Monarch HealthCare

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by a business meeting at 3 p.m.

What Price Machismo

a macho old man limbs up the mountain 

on a dare and whim though he’s unprepared 

no bottled water, even hiking shoes

to steady him on the treacherous trails

bees, butterflies and wildflowers greet him 

as he enjoys nature’s beauty, but then 

coming down with the engulfing thin air 

now and then he starts to lose his footing

on some steep banks he resorts to crawling 

hanging dearly for life, grabbing  bushes 

on the way, then with surreal feelings

he imagines the news in the paper

lucky for him a couple hikers came

who helped him to the foot of the mountain 

up to now he can’t tell anybody

that his giant ego almost killed him.

—Victor P. Gendrano

GRF Weekly Dance

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

The Craig McKnight Band will play big band music on Aug. 17.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orchid Society

The South Coast Orchid Society, serving orchid hobbyists in Long Beach since 1950, will present a program by Arthur Pinkers called “Coelogyne: The Orchid That Hooked Me.”  

Pinkers is a well-known lecturer, accredited judge for the American Orchid Society and expert orchid photographer.

The event is free and open to the public.  Many orchids grown by members will be on display.

The talk is at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. 

For more information, contact southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

LWSB Book Club

The LWSB Book Club will meet today, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, to discuss “China Dolls” by Lisa See.  

The New York Times bestselling author of “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” among others, tells a bold and bittersweet story of three young women, their secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion. 

“China Dolls” reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as the women navigate the “Chop Suey Circuit”—America’s extravagant all-Asian revues of the 1930s and 40s—and endure the attack on Pearl Harbor and the shadow of World War II.”

Lisa See’s newest novel is “Island of Sea Women.”

“Tangled Vines,” by Frances Dinkelspiel, is the book to be discussed at the Sept. 19 meeting.

The  club meets on the third Thursday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 1 p.m. There are no dues or fees. Books may often be borrowed from the local library or ordered online from Abebooks.com for around $3.46 for shipping. 

Movie Series

“The War Room” about a seemingly perfect family that looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, will be screened Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

It is the last of a Christian film series hosted by Assembly of God. 

All are welcome to come and bring popcorn, sodas and other snacks.

The Assembly of God is sponsoring the movie nights but there will be no preaching or offering. 

“The War Room,” a two-hour drama, was released in 2015. 

With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. 

Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer.

The drama was directed by Alex Kendrick and written by himself and Stephen Kendrick. It is the Kendrick brothers’ fifth film.

Author comes to LW Library

Tyler Dilts, author of the acclaimed Long Beach Homicide Book Series, will visit the Leisure World Library on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. 

Tyler will talk about his books and his journey to becoming a writer.

The Long Beach Homicide Series follows Detective Danny Beckett through various trials and tribulations as he works to solve some of Long Beach’s most heinous crimes while attempting to cope with his own personal traumas. 

Tyler’s father was a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and as a child, Tyler thought he would follow in his father’s footsteps. 

But his life ultimately went in another direction. 

When decided to write a book, he knew it would be a police procedural. 

The third book in the series, “A Cold and Broken Hallelujah,” went on to become a No. 1 Best Selling Book on Amazon with over 2,000 positive reviews.

Come to Veterans Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. for this enlightening conversation. The library will provide light refreshments.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

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

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

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. Tango is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; waltz, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. 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 in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 296-8068.

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

•Grapevine Line Dance: Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs room C (2-2:30 p.m., tutoring session per request); 2:30-3:30, newcomer/beginner; 3:45-5 p.m., intermediate/advanced.Class is free. Newcomers should come at 2:30. For more information, inquire directly in class or email grapevinelinedance@gmail.com.

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

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

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step will be taught at 2 p.m. and a country-wester medley (10-count polka, country waltz, Cotton Eye Joe and cowboy cha cha) at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

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

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

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

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

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

•Zumba Club: 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.

Writers Workshop

Do you long to write something other than grocery lists? Do you want to write your memories for your family? Is there a novel in you, or a short story, or a poem? How about stories for your grandchildren? 

If so, come to the Writers Workshop, which meets every first and  third Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. This is a group of kindred spirits ready to support fellow writers with suggestions and encouragement. All are welcome.

Amphitheater Movies 

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will continue through Sept. 6. Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights starting at 8 p.m. (this is a new start time; times will be adjusted as days get shorter). Bring friends and family for a free movie night. The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take shareholders home after the movie.

M Aug. 16—First Man: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, “La La Land,” Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history

PG-13 | 2h 22min | drama/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: A Better Solution In Home Care

M Aug. 23—The Upside: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

PG-13 | 2h 6min | drama/comedy | 2017 | 

Sponsor: Del Rey Sinus and Allergy Institute

MAug. 30—Spiderman—Into the Spider-Verse: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

PG | 1h 56min | fantasy/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: MemorialCare Health System

M Sept. 6—What Men Want: Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.  

R | 1h 57min | fantasy/romance | 2019 |

Sponsor: Brand New Day

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

  Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles. 

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance with this).

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater. 

• No pets are allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

• Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.

• No flash photography.

• Do not climb over seats.

Theater Club

The Theater Club will host a free show on Sept. 2, the Labor Day holiday,  in Clubhouse  2 beginning at 7 p.m.

This year’s show “Early Television According to the Theater Club” will reminisce about the early days of TV. 

The first half of the production will feature a vignette on Honeymooners Ralph and Alice Kramden getting their first TV, with the help of their friend Ed Norton. 

The second half of the production will be a live version of “The Ed Sullivan Show.” 

Admission is free; people are welcome to bring their own beverages. The club will have free ice tea and potato chips for guests. 

The Theater Club will not have a general meeting in August.

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Aug. 19, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Intro to Android Smartphones (Sacks)

• Noon—Texting: It’s Easier than You Think (Fernandez) 

Note: People must have smartphones for this class.

Monday, Aug. 26, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.—Calif DMV Test Preparation, including REAL ID (Sacks)

• Noon-Facebook (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept. 2—No Class 

Monday, Sept. 9—Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.—Introduction to Android (Sacks)

•Noon—Google Calendar Part 1 (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

• Noon-Google Calendar, Part 2 (Fernandez)

Classes are free; donations are welcome to cover costs of a wireless hotspot and printing materials.

If your browser is being redirected to sites that display errors or alerts, it is possibly a so-called tech support scam. A technical support scam refers to any of class a telephone fraud activities in which a scammer claims to offer a legitimate technical support service, often via cold calls or online, to unsuspecting users.

These scams often display pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser to trick you into calling an indicated technical support hotline. 

Don’t call the number. 

Instead press the power button on the computer for seven seconds to force it to turn off. Then contact a local computer person that you trust.

For more information on computers and the DMV, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122 or email jfsacks@gmail.com.

For more information on basic computer questions, iPhone/iPad, social media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez, 884-7460.  

KA Computer Forum

The Korean American Computer Forum offers classes in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Mac computers.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be taught in sequence from 9:30-11:30 a.m on the first and the third Tuesdays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Mac is the topic from 1-3 p.m. on the second Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Participants must have Microsoft Office installed in their PCs or Macs. People should bring computers to the classes.

For more information, call Suk Im, (206) 679-7570, or Ken Chong  362-8590.

Quilting Bees

The Quilting Bees of Leisure World welcomes quilters and all needle crafters to come and learn more about quilting. 

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, the club will meet at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. 

The club features project classes, demos, day trips and charity projects. The club has access to a fully equipped sewing room in Clubhouse 3. For more information, call 493-3645.

Community Karaoke

The Wednesday night Community Karaoke party featured robust vocals starting with Tony Tupas doing an Eagles song, “New Kid in Town,” and followed by Michael Harata, who did a fine show tune “This Is the Moment”; and Tony Tabora, with his Elvis tunes.

Joe Tucky did a good “Garden Party,” and Diane Wasserman had fun doing “I Got You Babe.” Janice Chapman and Susan Kelleghan did a beautiful “Let Me Be There.” 

Eva Deroia was applauded for “This Is My Life.” Wayne Urban, Vito Villamar and Bob Barnum all chose tunes that got folks up and dancing. 

Other notable selections were done by Byong Choi, “When I Dream”; Pat Kogak, “Anytime”; and Walter Piippo, “After the Lovin’.” 

Audrey McKenzie with her British accent did “Last Farewell,” followed by Ric Dizon, Barbie May, Ruby Johnson, Richard Yokomi, Sue Piippo, Tino Tupas, Pete Tupas, Bev Adams, Mike Breen and Rick Herring. 

All of them were enthusiastically applauded.

Karaoke parties are each Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

There is coffee and snacks to share. Regulars practice songs on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3  p.m. but all are welcome.  Singing is good for our health!

SBTV Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Thursday, Aug. 15

4 pm Vinyl Rock on the Patio—LW

5:45 pm Rolling Thunder July 4

6:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity 44

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts 9 pm Cerritos Center

10:30 pm Sea Inside

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Friday, Aug. 16

4 pm July 4, LW, Magic Red Hats/ Fly Cancun

5 pm Harmonizing Humanity 44

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm GAF Volunteer Luncheon

7:15 pm McGaugh Go West

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm Cerritos Center

10:45 pm Vintage Vehicles

Saturday, Aug. 17

4 pm Vinyl Rock on the Patio

5:45 pm July 4 in Leisure World 

5:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

6:30 pm Sea Insdie

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

11 pm SB City Limits: 

Richard Hastings

Sunday, Aug. 18

4 pm SB City Council, replay 8-12

6 pm Vintage Vehicles

6:30 pm Sea Inside

7 pm McGaugh Go West! 2019

7:42 McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Cerritos Center

Monday, Aug. 19

4 pm Vinyl Rock on the Patio-LW

5:45 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach Planning 

Commission Meeting, live

8:30 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Cerritos Center

Drumline Spectacular

10:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Tuesday, Aug. 20

4 pm GAF Volunteer Luncheon/

Magic Red Hats/Fly Cancun

4:45 pm Rolling Thunder July 4

5:30 pm July 4 in Leisure World

7 pm McGaugh Go West!

7:42 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts 

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Interview: Rich Harbour/

Kurt Augsburger

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Wednesday, Aug. 21

4 pm July 4th in Leisure World

5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity 44

6 pm GAF Volunteer Luncheon

7 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm On Q—8bitJazzHeroes

10 pm Cerritos Center

*All programming is subject to change.

Minibus service offered to Amphitheater

Use the Minibus shuttle  to attend GRF summer Amphitheater concerts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays (see page 1 for this week’s performer). 

The “on-call” Minibus shuttle is available for early pickups on Thursdays between 5:10-6:30 p.m. so people can enjoy pre-concert picnics. Call 431-6586, ext. 379, for early service only.

Minibus shuttles will have a fixed-time route through LW on Amphitheater Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and concert-goers can flag down the Minibuses from any safe curbside location along the Amphitheater Minibus route. Check the LW Minibus schedule for  specific times and travel routes. (Minibus schedules are available at the LW Weekly Office.)  

Minibuses will be at the Amphitheater, ready to board, about 15 minutes before the end of the show. Bus drivers will take riders home afterward at 12-15 minute intervals.

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Watch Your Step

by Cathie Merz


Medicare spends more than $6 billion a year on durable medical equipment (DME), wheelchairs, walkers, braces, surgical supplies, catheters, respiratory nebulizers as well as nutrition and tube feeding supplies and other health care equipment prescribed by doctors to help patients deal with an injury or chronic illness at home. This is a big help to beneficiaries but also an open door to fraudsters, who exploit seniors’ health care concerns to enrich themselves. Other common costly DME items that are offered include “custom” diabetic shoes, oxygen, nebulizers, and therapeutic mattresses.

It is estimated that 10 percent of Medicare billings are inflated or fraudulent.

There are many fraudulent schemes by DME companies.

A fraudulent DME company approaches a fraudulent physician, or uses an unsuspecting physician’s stolen identity, to medically certify that a beneficiary needs supplies. In order to bill Medicare or Medicaid for DME the company must certify that it was medically necessary. It is not enough that the DME is convenient or useful, it must actually be medically necessary for the Medicare recipient to be reimbursed by Medicare. If the DME company lies or provides false information about the medical necessity, it is considered durable medical equipment fraud. In other schemes, a fraudulent DME company may offer the Medicare beneficiary meals or food in exchange for their Medicare number. The DME company may also provide the beneficiary with nutritional supplements. Medicare only pays for nutritional support when the beneficiary has a feeding tube in place.

In some instances, the equipment provided was not approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Many types of equipment, as well as medical implants or medical devices such as pace makers or hip replacement parts, must be approved by the FDA before they can be billed to Medicare. Anytime a DME company uses an unapproved equipment or device, it is Medicare fraud.

Another common form of DME fraud is billing Medicare for equipment not actually provided. Some DME companies have stolen, or otherwise purchased, Medicare beneficiary numbers and begin to fraudulently bill Medicare for goods it never sends. They know that Medicare does not audit or verify that the DME was actually delivered. Variations of this DME fraud scheme include providing the equipment to those not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid and billing the government. Often the person may not know equipment is being billed in his name and not delivered.

Many DME companies pay hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other healthcare providers a finder’s fee or referral fee if they refer Medicare patients to them. Even though the Medicare or Medicaid recipient may need DME, it is unlawful to pay kickbacks or referral fees to gain new customers. Anytime kickbacks or referral fees are paid, it undermines the entire process because it clouds the judgment of the Medicare providers. It can cause healthcare professionals to certify medical necessity when they might not if they were not going to receive a referral, kickback or finder’s fee. Therefore, paying a referral fee or giving anything of value in exchange for a referral is considered Medicare fraud.

Medicare reimburses DME companies based upon the item provided to Medicare recipients. Medicare has a code system with all eligible DME listed. There are different rates for different models or types of durable medical equipment. The DME company must certify as to the code being used that reflects the actual DME provided. It is cheating to bill for a higher code or grade of equipment than that actually provided. The Medicare recipient actually may receive a power wheelchair or other DME, but the DME company bills for a higher priced or more expensive equipment than delivered.

Medicare only covers durable medical equipment ordered by a doctor’s prescription. Consider it a big red flag if you are approached by someone other than your doctor with an offer for free supplies from Medicare.

In April 2019, federal authorities charged 24 people with operating a complex scheme to market back, knee, wrist and shoulder braces to hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled Medicare recipients. This scam alone cost the government more than $1.2 billion. These and other losses related to DME fraud are borne by the taxpayers who fund Medicare and by beneficiaries shouldering higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

How to Fight Back:

• Do not let anyone except your physician’s office handle your Medicare card. If anyone other than your physician’s office requests you to provide your Medicare information, do not provide it.

• Never accept “free” medical equipment or services in exchange for your Medicare number. Nothing is ever free.

• Review your Explanation of Benefits paperwork for items that appear that you did not order or receive and report any discrepancies immediately.

• Report questionable charges or sales pitches to Medicare at (800) ?MEDICARE. If you have private insurance, report suspected fraud to your insurance company’s anti-fraud department.  

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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.

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Letters to the Editor


I would like to add an opinion about Amphitheater noise to the recent letters by Gerri Wright and Mike Levitt. I was on the Board of Health for the city of Long Beach for several years and became familiar with the regulation of environmental noise levels in community settings. I agree that some of the productions appear to exceed acceptable noise levels, therefore potentially causing permanent hearing loss for those exposed to such levels for more than a few minutes. I suggest that GRF consult with environmental health experts at the Orange County Health Agency to evaluate the most appropriate noise levels at future Amphitheater productions. Such advice could allow everyone to enjoy these wonderful musical productions at no risk to their hearing. 

Maureen Habel 

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If you have a Verizon cellphone in Leisure World and cannot get  reception inside your unit, you need help. 

Call (800) 922-0204 to get a free Network Extender mailed to your home.  It is easy to set up and I can call and receive calls inside my home instead of running outside.

Darnell Cook

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Making History

Aug. 15, 1969 – The Woodstock Music Festival opened on a patch of farmland in Bethel, New York, 50 miles from Woodstock.  When the gates opened more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in. Those without tickets simply walked through gaps in the fences, and the organizers were eventually forced to make the event free of charge. The festival stands as a example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best.

Aug. 16, 1896 – Gold nuggets were found in a creek bed near the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory sparking the last great gold rush in the American West. “Klondike Fever” reached its height in the United States in mid-July 1897 when two steamships arrived from the Yukon in San Francisco and Seattle, bringing a total of more than two tons of gold.

Aug. 18, 1991 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces. Gorbachev became secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1988, and pursued comprehensive reforms of the Soviet system.

Aug. 21, 1959 – Hawaii became the 50th state in the Union.

Darnell Cook

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Resident names are deleted from the LW Community Guide after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW will be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to LW Weekly. 

Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly. 

Names are not automatically placed in the phone book. To be included shareholders must submit telephone book information to LW Weekly in writing. 


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

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Security Column

by Victor Rocha

security services director

Our security officers are called each day to different locations throughout the community where an unaccompanied non-member is using community facilities.  To eliminate any confusion regarding the use of facilities, remember the following when it comes to guests:

• An entry pass allowing a guest through the gate is only an “entry” pass to enter the community.  It is not a “guest” pass that allows the guest to use any community facilities without a member present.

The following facilities are designated for members only, no guests at any time:

• Pool

• Pickleball Court

• Gym

• Golf Course

Members may invite guests to other facilities, such as:

• Table tennis

• Amphitheater shows 

It is important to note that a member must be with a guest at all times when facilities are being used.  A member cannot sign in a guest and then leave the location.  

If you have any questions, contact the Security Department or the Recreation Department for further information.  

Presidents’ Council


August 1, 2019

Clubhouse 4

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Seal Beach Leisure World was convened at 9 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on Aug. 1  in Clubhouse 4, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following is a recap of the Aug. 1 council meeting:

• The regular monthly Council meeting minutes of July 3, 2019, were approved by general consent of the Council as written.

• The Presidents’ Council elected Officers for the 2019-2020 Council term:  President, Jackie  Dunagan, Mutual 15; Vice President, Ruthann Arlart, Mutual 10; and Secretary, Peggy Keller, Mutual 2.

• Kathy Almeida, chair of Emergency Information Council, gave an overview of the Emergency Information Council and stated that meetings are held the first Friday of every month, at 10  a.m., Building Five, Conference Room B.  Also, the Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 10  a.m.-2 p.m., in Clubhouse 6.

• Victor Rocha, security services director, stated that, beginning in September, he will meet with each mutual to discuss policies and procedures, and to address any issues. Topics will include towing, occupancy checks, patrol/response, ticketing process and fining system.  He also stated that the enhanced visitor access system will be implemented in 45-60 days and that multiple town hall meetings will be scheduled before Seal Beach Police Department comes to Leisure World.

• Mark Weaver, GRF facilities director, discussed Southern California Edison’s summer rates.  Renovations to the Physical Property office will be completed within 30 days.

• Randy Ankeny, GRF executive director, discussed employees’ meal and break periods, D&O insurance coverage, the Open Meeting Act and discrimination and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

• The Council had no unfinished business to discuss. 

Next Council meeting is Thursday, Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Replace Expired Decals

Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Clubhouse 5. Bring a resident ID card, valid driver’s license, current car registration and insurance card when applying. 

Decals are issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., unless the weather is damp.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

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

Friday, Aug. 16 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.


The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Labor Day

Monday,  Sept. 2

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10 and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned on Friday, Aug. 30.

Veteran’s Day

Friday, Nov. 11

Mutual 3, Carports 39-42 and Mutual 4, Carports 54-56, will be cleaned on Monday, Oct. 30.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 28

Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 29.

Christmas Day 

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Monday, 

Dec. 30.

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GAF gives Pathways $10,000

The Golden Age Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Pathways program that helps identify lonely and sometimes forgotten individuals who need a human connection. Pathways trains volunteers to minister its clients by visiting them, going for walks, reading to them and just offering a connection to someone.  

In the fall of 2018, the Golden Age Foundation started a program called Heart2Heart to provide companionship to those in need.

When Pathways began coming to Leisure World in 2019, the Golden Age Foundation realized that it had a similar program up and running with a connections to CSULB student nurses and Meals on Wheels.

The Golden Age Foundation’s Sharon Kohn contacted over 40 Heart2Heart volunteers who were trained and assigned clients through Pathways.

The Golden Age Foundation decided that a donation to Pathways for companionship kept in line with its Articles of Incorporation. 

The Golden Age Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation provide important guidance for the distribution of donated funds. 

Specifically, these documents direct the Golden Age Foundation to “receive contributions and dispense funds to aid and support those persons in need of charitable assistance, primarily the aged,” in part by forming alliances with other non-profit organizations with similar missions. 

The Golden Age Foundation was organized in 1973 by the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors. These community leaders became aware that there were many needs not met, particularly among residents with lower income levels. They saw the establishment of a non-profit foundation, separate from the governance function provided by GRF, as an important strategy. 

For over 46 years, the Golden Age Foundation, using contributions from individual shareholders and groups, has provided many programs and services to improve the quality of life for all Leisure World residents. 

For over 35 years Pathways’ has assisted older adults in Leisure World and the surrounding areas remain independent, in their homes and in their own communities. Pathways steps in when a person’s health or daily living skills begin to change and they need additional support.  When a shareholder contacts Pathways, a staff member comes out to take a look at how things are going in their environment and make recommendations that will help them in the areas they are struggling.  It partners with California State University, Long Beach, Nursing Students to provide assistance with medication management, chronic illness management, and proper nutrition as well as with volunteers to assist in other areas like loneliness.  They also partner with Meals On Wheels for nutritional needs and by providing these services to anyone who comes on service directly with them.  

We all desire to remain independent and in our own home, but when that isn’t possible, it is nice to have someone to call and receive help.  

One recent client stated that “They are angels…I don’t know how I could stay in my home without them. They help me with my medication, getting my prescriptions and even just call to see how I am doing.”    

Another client’s entire demeanor changed after receiving a new friend (volunteer) who visited weekly.  The isolation was causing depression and a simple visit and knowing someone cared caused this client to perk up and smile. 

Lastly, Pathways also provides bereavement support for shareholders two times per year and off-site as well.  

Pathways is proud of the work it does and is committed to the residents of Leisure World.  

For more information on Pathways or its services, call at 531-3031.

The Golden Age Foundation wishes Pathways great success in the community and is proud to be a sponsor.

American Legion Pancake Breakfast

Come one, come all to the  American Legion’s pancake breakfast on Saturday for pancakes or biscuits and gravy in Clubhouse 2 from 8-10:30 a.m.  Breakfast will also include sausage, orange juice and bottomless coffee. All for $5 per person.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Pick up a plate and take it to a shut in you may know in Leisure World.  Through the generosity of Fantastic Cafe in Westminster, all the food and coffee has been donated.  The Post appreciates its most generous continuous support. Go have a meal at Fantastic Cafe to show your appreciation.  Be sure to tell them that The American Legion sent you.  

Post and Auxiliary members are asked to come at 7 a.m. to help set up.  Don’t forget to bring your breakfast ticket. For information, call Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872 or Lee Esslinger at (310) 491-8990.


Attention flea market participants, sign ups for the American Legion Post and Auxiliary flea markets will be conducted in Clubhouse 4 on Monday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.  You may sign up for one or both events.  Table fee is $10. Additional clothing rack space is $5 for each event.  The flea market events will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.  Bring table fees and GRF ID cards. Contact LaBrenda Carson, (424) 263-0514, for further information.

Pet supply drive to benefit SB Animal Care Center

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) will collect donations for the shelter at the Amphitheater show next week, Aug. 29, courtesy of OptumCare. Volunteers from the shelter will be at the entrances from 6-8 p.m.

All those who contribute a donation will be eligible to win gift certificates from CPK, Ralph’s and Panera Bread. Volunteers will accept cash and specific dog and cat items.

Items currently needed for dogs at the shelter include: Cash for vet bills, baggies for meds and food, large and small dog beds, plastic spray bottles, band-aids, Neosporin, leashes, poop bags, Vectra D flea control and dog food, Science Diet Small Bites, Science Diet Original Dry, Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and Science Diet Canned Stew.

Items needed for cats include: cash donations for vet bills, paper towels, toilet paper, Dawn dish soap, Scoop cat litter, AA-batteries, Advantage Flea Treatment, KMR Kitten Formula/Milk Replacement, litter box scoopers and cat food, Purina Sensitive Systems dry cat food, Purina Kitten dry food, Friskies any flavor of pate or shreds canned cat food, and Kitten Fancy Feast any flavor of canned cat food.

All proceeds go toward feeding, housing and caring for the dogs and cats in the non-profit, no-kill shelter.

Sunshine Club

Jon Ainley from SBPD will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club  tomorrow, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Jon has been a police officer for approximately 13 years and started his career in law enforcement with the Placentia Police Department in 2006. During his career he has been assigned to several specialties including,field training officer, bicycle team, honor guard detail and property crimes detective. 

He lateraled into the Seal Beach Police Department in 2017 and has been assigned as a field training officer, special enforcement team and his current position as a property crimes detective and Leisure World liaison.

A few topics he will cover are:

• Elder fraud and theft by deceit; the elderly community is exceptionally vulnerable to scams and thefts by deception. He will provide several examples of these scams as well as provide identity theft material.

• Calling the Police versus calling Leisure World Security; Several times the police have been called hours or days after a crime has occurred and officers lost leads due to the time delay. He will discuss situations when the police should be called and times residents should contact Leisure World Security instead.

• Security and situational awareness; although Leisure World is a secure neighborhood, it is often targeted by criminals looking to victimize the elderly. He will discuss crimes of opportunity and ways to prevent thefts from occurring as well as when residents leave the community and leave commonly stolen property in plain view.

Although he is the Leisure World liaison for the Police Department, his time and accessibility will be limited as he is also assigned to an additional case load at the Police Department. 

If residents would like to discuss their cases or have general questions about legal issues, they should contact the security staff or Police Department general line who will direct them appropriately.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community; for neighbors to have better communication; and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use  available information. 

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. 

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. 

The club meets on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon (except on the first Friday in Room 9). 

All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Y Service Club hosts Triviamania 

Get your ticket for the Y Service Club Aug. 30 Triviamania game beginning tomorrow,  Friday, Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. outside Clubhouse 6. Tickets, $10, payable by cash or check, can also be purchased at the same time and place on Aug. 19, 21, 23 26, and 28. Look for Y Service members in yellow jackets who will be happy to answer questions and sell you a ticket. 

The game will take place Friday, Aug. 30, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Tables of eight put their heads together to come up with the right answers.  

Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Come by yourself or join a group to exercise your brain, meet new people and enjoy some laughs. 

The winning team takes home three-times their buy in;  second place two-times the buy-in; and third place, ticket cost refunded. Cash prizes are shared among all table members. 

Beverages and snacksare available for purchase. Proceeds help support local YMCA youth programs and Leisure World projects. 

For information about the event, call Bill Denton at 209-0816.

Mutual 2 hosts emergency training

Mutual 2’s all volunteer Emergency Buddy System (E.B.S.) will hold a training session on Aug. 17 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. All Mutual 2 shareholders are welcome.

Learn where Command Posts will be located in case of a major disaster like a massive earthquake or fire that would bring chaos to the community.  

A step-by-step procedure of what to do, where to go, who to help and who can help you will be covered.  

Mutual 2 has 864 apartments divided into seven parcels. Each Parcel has an E.B.S. coordinator and volunteer Emergency Buddys who are CERT certified. The Mutual has retired nurses, firemen, FRS and HAM radio operators and people  trained in First Aid, etc.  The training session will include visual aids and resource presentations by E.B.S. chairs Dr. Rosa Fabian, Teresa Turner and Fara Quirin. 

E.B.S. currently has 85 volunteers,with the purpose to assist first responders in case of a major disaster by having everyone accounted for in the 72 buildings in Mutual 2.  

Rosa asks the volunteers to wear their Emergency Buddy badges to the training session.

Sunday Bingo

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 Aug. 18 the games will be hosted by St. Therese of Holy Family Parish.

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.

PEO Card Party

The PEO will host its card party and luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45. Lunch will be served at noon. All Leisure World residents are invited.  

Men and women are invited to join the fun and play any game they want. Tables can be set up in any configuration to make it easier to play. Everyone must have a reservation, so call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, for information or to start a new table.

The lunch costs $12 and includes an entree, salad, roll and dessert, plus a beverage of your choice, hot tea, coffee, ice tea, and ice water.  

To come for lunch only, call for a reservation. To play cards, but no lunch, there is a $3 charge, since this is a fund raiser.

PEO is a philanthropic  national organization that sponsors college scholarships for women. If you have questions, concerns or changes, call Jan before Aug. 24.

LW Social Club

The LW Social Club meets on the fourth Friday for lunch and cards.  The cost is $4. On Aug. 23 sandwiches, salad, snacks, coffee and tea will be served. 

New tables of four are welcome. Call Marj Earls, 275-1778, or Joan Taylor, 240-5416 for information.

Y Service Club

Leisure World resident and Seal Beach Police Volunteer Sylvia Klebe will be the guest speaker at the Y Service Club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The meeting, held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, starts at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast hosted by Sylvia Makus and Dianne Hart. 

Following a business meeting conducted by President Margaret Humes, Ms. Klebe will talk about the Seal Beach Police Volunteer Program. She will discuss qualifications, expectations and types of services provided by volunteers. She will be available to answer questions about this important community program. 

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

American Latino Club

The American Latino Club will have a get together on Friday, Sept. 6, in Clubhouse 4, at 11 a.m.  

There will be mariachis, and entertainment. The club will offer Chicken, ham and cheese, beef, and/or spinach empanadas. Also, pork tamales with red chile and chicken tamales with green chile and lemonade. Members will bring side dishes and desserts for six people. 

There will be a $10 per person charge for non-members that includes food and soft drinks.

Make reservations before Aug. 29 by calling Maria Rodriguez, 430-3405; Alicia Ortuzar, 588-3090; or Carmen Edwards, 431-4257.

Low-cost Vet Clinic 

A low cost veterinary service is available to Leisure World residents through the Pet Care Pet Clinic, featuring Dr. Fong, at  LW Community Church,14000 Church Place, Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9-11 a.m. Rabies shots will be available for $12, other services include stool examination, microchips, etc. are at lower costs than typically found at area veterinary clinics.  Both dogs and cats are welcome.  

   “Leisure World is a community of pet lovers”, says Elaine Miller, one of the organizers. “For many it is a challenge to get their pets to their necessary vet visits.  Our pets need to be safe from sickness and diseases that could easily be passed on from one to the other.” 

   Miller has distributed small flyers with pricing in various laundry rooms about Leisure World. The Leisure World Minibuses will allow pets in locked crates/carrying cases to travel on the system on this date.

LW Democratic Club

More than 400 people gathered in a room designed to hold only 250 on Aug. 4 for a meet-and-greet event with Sen.Amy Klobuchar sponsored by the Democratic Party of Orange County.  

Mary Tromp, president of the Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club and Mary Larson, past president were among those present.

Klobuchar began talking passionately about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  She went on to outline her support for a package of gun violence policies, including instituting universal background checks by closing the gun show loopholes and banning bump stocks, high capacity ammunition feeding devices and assault weapons.  She also urged that the Senate be called back into session immediately to act on legislation recently enacted by the House.

For the next 45 minutes, Klobuchar, speaking without notes, highlighted her support for a number of issues, including reinstatement of the International Climate Change Agreement, lifting of the ban on Medicare negotiations for prescription drugs and federally mandating paper ballots to protect the security of our elections.

She also announced that she had met the donor threshold to make the stage for September’s next Democratic primary debate in Houston and hosted by ABC News and Univision.

Club members are reminded that the Wednesday, Aug. 21, meeting will begin at noon in Clubhouse 4. Visitors are welcome to attend.

The featured speaker will be the chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County.

LWer publishes book

Edward Beggs, Mutual 7, recently published a children’s book, “Grandma’s Summer Wonderland,” about his summers spent on his grandparent’s lake shore homestead in central Washington.

His writings serve to mediate  between the generations. 

He served as a pastor in the Congregational Church and  worked  closely with the government to decriminalize runaways.

“Grandma’s Summer Wonderland” is available on Amazon.com for $14.95.

Students host voter registration drive

Members of Pacific American Volunteer Association, (PAVA) World Environmental Foundation, were invited to Leisure World by the Korean American Association on  Aug. 6 to register voters. The percentage of Asian-Americans registered to vote is  low. The group brought bags of rice to entice Asian residents to attend the event held in front of the LW Community Church. PAVA World is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 2001, to service communities in Southern California by promoting and expanding volunteerism. The volunteers are mostly middle school and high school students. PAVA World volunteering events focus on environmental clean-ups to preserve nature, community event participation to support government officials and help people in need such as homeless people, and education workshops and seminars to transform students into future leaders of society.

Korean-American Classical Music Association

The Korean American Classical Music Association will meet on August 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Highlights of the class will continue introductions of Tchaikovsky, “1812 Overture,” Op. 49, “The Sleeping Beauty,” Op. 66, 6 and 8a and “The Nutcracker,” Op. 71, Nos. 2, 8, 12, 13.

Ken Chong conducts the appreciation of classical music and Robert Chung presents a golden oldie and favorite songs selected by the members. The class is conducted in Korean.

The club encourages good fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music and  by attending concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313,or Program Chair Robert Chung at 387-7377 or email at robertschung@hotmail.com.

Donate to the GAF through Ralphs Rewards

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a non profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making the Leisure World Seal Beach a better and happier place to live. 

In order to provide services, GAF needs to raise funds.  There are two easy ways to donate funds to GAF without any cost to the donors.

Enroll in Smile.Amazon.com and indicate the charitable organization as the Golden Age Foundation Seal Beach, then every time you shop on Amazon, they will donate a percentage of the purchase to GAF without any additional cost to you.

The Ralph’s Reward program is another way to donate to the Golden Age Foundation. Sign up on www.ralphs.com. A Ralph’s Reward Card number is needed to register or the phone number associated with the account. 

Help to register for the Ralph’s  Reward Program is available  on Tuesdays  in Hospitality Center  from 9-11 a.m.

Obituary Information

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.

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Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

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

Thursday, Aug. 15: Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, biscuit, tropical fruit with yogurt, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, tri-color slaw

Friday, Aug. 16: Hawaiian chicken breast, brown rice pilaf, zucchini and tomatoes, coconut cake, pasta and veggie salad with broccoli, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, dressing and crackers.

Monday, Aug. 19: Pork loin with adobo sauce, au gratin potatoes, zucchini medley, chocolate pudding, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, carrot and raisin slaw

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Salisbury steak, macaroni and cheese, Mexicali corn, pineapple upside down cake, chopped chicken pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, dressing and crackers

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Turkey chili with beans, oven-baked potatoe wedges, Brussels sprouts, sliced watermelon, turkey, and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, german potato salad

Thursday, Aug. 22: Curry chicken, barley rice and mushroom pilaf, banana squash, peaches and strawberries with yogurt, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, three bean salad

Friday, Aug. 23: Roast beef with gravy, garlic roasted potatoes, green beans with herbs, fresh banana, Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing and crackers

Understanding Alzheimer’s is Aug. 27

The Alzheimer’s Association will give a class called Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Road, Seal Beach.

Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; Alzheimer’s stages and risk factors; current research and available treatments; and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.  

People can register by calling (800) 272-3900 or via email at kjschuppe@alz.org. Programs are free and open to the public.

The next class is called Effective Communication Strategies on Sept. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m., followed by Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior on Oct. 29, from 2-3:30 p.m.

Chirocpractor Presenter

Tuesday, August 20th:  Dr. Nora Oakley, Chiropractor at 

Bay Chiropractic, presenter. Almost anyone older than 50 has gone to a chiropractor or knows someone who has.  Mark Harrington, co-founder of the Wellness Club, goes to Dr. Oakley and relates that she is professional, employs quality services and provides a great value. Feel free to bring any questions that Dr. Oakley may be able to help you with, as there will be a question-answer session during the presentation. Wellness Club meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 

2. There are no dues or fees, and all are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Mark Harrington 889-9101 or 

Charla Gae, 446-0005.

Wa-Rite Club

There was a two way tie for Top Loser of the Week! Judy Chambers and Joni Williams lost 3 1/2 pounds each. She was raised to ‘clean her plate’ so she’s working on smaller portions.

Beverly Bender gave the program. It was from a book by Mitch Rotenburg, M.D., and Melanie Rotenburg, Ph.D., called “Laugh Yourself Thin: Making Happiness, Fun and Pleasure the Keys to Permanent Weight Loss.”

The book goes over ways to increase happiness, lower stress, improve coping mechanisms and social relationships, and reduce self-critical behavior. All of these are crucial to mental and physical health and permanent weight-loss success.  The book has many scientifically based suggestions. 

Wa-Rite is a support group of women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Rm. 1 from 9-10 a.m. Weighing begins at 7:45-8:45. Annual dues are $10.

Wa-Rite is not open for new members or visitors Aug. 16, but we look forward to seeing you next week, all are welcome on Aug. 23rd. For more information, call Carol Chambers, 822-4641 or Dorene Youngs, 707-301-6943.

How to talk to someone with Dementia

Talking to someone with dementia can be a challenge. Sometimes they don’t remember things or they remember things that didn’t happen. And changes in their mood can make it even more difficult to communicate with those affected by Dementia.

The Health Care Center is holding a workshop on talking to someone with dementia, as well as talking to their loved ones. Ben Allen from Alzheimer’s Orange County will share ways you can communicate with those affected by this disease.

“One of the biggest challenges is just letting things be,” Ben said. “People with dementia don’t always know or remember the facts. They are speaking about what they believe is happening.”

This means changing how we talk to someone with dementia. “We sort of need to live in the world they see,” Ben explained. “If the person is asking about their mom, who passed away years ago, don’t remind them of the passing. Instead, suggest calling their mom later in the day, then suggest doing a different activity now. It feels like lying, but the important thing is show kindness.”

“Our saying is ‘Be kind. Don’t remind’ because reminding doesn’t help,” Ben added. “They need kindness and compassion in this moment. That’s what this workshop is all about.”

Refreshments will be provided by Oakmont of Huntington Beach. Following the workshop will be an event, sponsored by Alignment Health Plan. 

This is the third part of a six-part workshop series. The series is offered by Alzheimer’s Orange County, with activities provided by Alignment Health Plan. Future workshops include Planning for the Inevitable, Managing Legal Affairs, and being a Dementia Friend. Each workshop will be held at the Health Care Center. Stay tuned to Leisure World Weekly for future dates. Or stop by the HCC to pick up a flyer.

The August workshop will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center on Aug. 20 from 2-4 p.m. It is open to all residents. To make sure you get a seat, RSVP by calling the HCC reservation line at 

(949) 923-3233. Leave your full name and include you would like to attend the Aug. 20 Alzheimer’s workshop.

senior meals

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

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. For more information, see page 22 of the 2019 Minibus Guide .

Monday, Aug. 19: Breaded baked fish with corn salsa, Mexican rice, green beans and mushrooms, bread, orange pineapple juice fruit crisp

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Cream of pumpkin soup  with crackers, chicken deli sandwich with lettuce and tomato on bread, tropical fruit mix

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Beef taco salad (ground beef, chopped lettuce, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream and cilantro lime dressing), orange juice, sugar-free ice cream.

Thursday, Aug. 22: Chicken breast with lemon herb sauce, baked potato with sour cream, sliced carrots, sugar-free custart

Friday, Aug. 23: Veggie chili with crackers and chopped onions and shredded cheese, tossed green salad with vinaigrette dressing, corn muffin, Mandarin oranges

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how wild fires affect breathing

It’s an all-too-familiar image during the summer: wildfires raging across dry forests. The destruction can be devastating, but that’s not the only danger. The smoke and ash from these fires can spread throughout Southern California. Even if a fire isn’t nearby, the smoke and ash could be in the air you breathe.

If you have asthma or COPD, smoke and ash could make your conditions worse. You may still find it hard to breathe, even if you don’t have chronic conditions like these. 

1: Stay informed. Check the weather report each day. The air quality reports will tell you how safe it is outside.  2: Stay safe. If you need to go outside, protect yourself. If you have an inhaler, bring it with you. Dust masks won’t help, since smoke and ash particles are very small. Limit your time outside as much as you can. 3: Stay in doors. Keep doors and windows closed. If you have air filters, use them when you’re home. It’s okay to use an air conditioner, but keep the fresh-air intake closed. If you don’t have an air conditioner and it’s a hot day, go someplace indoors and cooler, like a local community center or mall.

If you have difficulty breathing, you may want to see your primary care doctor. He or she can help you find treatments or other ways to stay healthy. If your doctor’s office isn’t open and you need care quickly, you can visit your nearby urgent care clinic. 

If the symptoms are severe or life threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

-From the HCC

Weekly Health, Exercise Classes

be Ageless Grace

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

Chair Exercise

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

Feeling Good Exercise

     Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays,  in 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. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor; $4 per class by the month or $5 for occasional drop-ins. For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

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

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

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


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

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

Yoga, Beginning

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

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

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

Yoga, Monday

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


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

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

To the normal hearing world, it seems simple enough: if you have a hearing loss, so you buy hearing aids or have a cochlear implant and then you willl hear again. 

Now adding new to the confusion are over-the-counter hearing aids, better known as hearing assist devices. Hearing assist devices might look like expensive hearing aids, but they are not the same nor are they for everyone with hearing loss. The community is invited to attend the Saturday, Sept. 7, City of Orange chapter meeting which will be devoted to discussing the huge differences between hearing aids and over-the-counter hearing assistive devices. Bob Rennie, a long-time dual behind-the-ear hearing aid wearer, will facilitate the meeting and share important information that can help people with hearing loss make the best decision before purchasing any hearing assistive devices. 

The support group offers a friendly oasis for people with hearing loss issues. There is free parking and no charge to attend, but an optional $5 donation is encouraged to help cover costs (room rental and real-time captioning). The two-hour meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Kaiser Permanente Health Pavilion 200 N. Lewis Street – Orange Community Room – first floor

For more information, email: hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com.

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San louis obispo

In the heart of Central California’s coastal region is a magnificent city called San Luis Obispo. Many Southern California locals know about it, but not everyone knows the true treasure that is San Luis Obispo. This little city, also known as “SLO” is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Framed with long, quite beaches, farm land, wonderful places to eat, hotels, and shopping all amount to the perfect summer vacation.


Aug. 15- Aug. 22 Highs: 77-79, lows: 54-56

Places to visit:

For the adventurist, go hiking at Bishop Peak for the day. 

For leisure filled day, go for a walk downtown and stop by the farmers market every thursday from 6-9pm.

For a relaxing day in the sand, visit Pismo Beach.

Things to bring:

A beach towel, swimsuit, a comfortble pair of walking shoes to explore the downtown area, a sweater, and a sturdy pair of hiking boots for Bishop Peak.

Places to stay:

Avila La Fonda Hotel, $399 a night, (805) 595-1700

Madonna Inn, $349 a night, (805) 543-3000

Petit Soleil, $239 a night, (805) 549-0321

AirBnB, $80 and up a night, www.AirBnB.com

Places to eat:

Firestone Grill, (805) 783-1001

Ciopinot Seafood Grille, (805) 547-1111

Louisa’s Place Restaurant, (805) 541-0227

How to get around:

While driving is always the best way to get around in California, SLO offers trolley rides around the downtown area every 15-20minutes, after you find a place to eat, there are a wide variety of places to shop within walking distance.

The benefits of using a passport card

A passport book is used most commonly to travel out of the country, it helps identify nationality and validates a citizen for international travel. A passport card is TSA approved and is accepted at every airport in the United States. It is not valid for international travel but it does have several benefits for those that wish to travel domestically. The passport card has the same validity as the passport book: If you’re over 16, your passport card is valid for 10 years. If you’re under 16, your passport card is valid for 5 years.

The passport card can be used for entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The passport card is $30 for adults if you already have a passport book, and $65 for first time adult applicants.    

To get a passport card, the process is the the same way as it is to apply for a passport book. Go to www.travel.state.gov

For a complete list of acceptable forms of identification to fly domestically visit www.TSA.com. 

Traveling Tigers Annual Summer Picnic

The Traveling Tigers annual summer picnic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds. The picnic will begin at noon. The club will be serving ham, turkey and beef sandwiches from Beach Deli of Long Beach along with salads and beans. Soft drinks and water will be provided. Members are encouraged to bring a favorite desert to share, and are also encouraged to bring a small souvenir from their travels to use as a centerpiece for their tables. Members should contact Joan Schwichtenberg at 446-0731, to arrange payment of $5 per person. The picnic is open to members and their guests.

on the go

Day Trips 

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The World of da Vinci – Friday, Aug. 16, $80, St. Therese Organization  of Holy Family Church, 430-8170

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cal Phil, The Emperor’s Roundup – Aug. 18, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Wild Goose Cruise, Newport Harbor Aboard John Wayne’s Yacht With Roger’s Gardens – Aug. 24, $129 with champagne brunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Glendale Center Theatre, “Annie” – Aug. 31, $99 with lunch Tam O’ Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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

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 

Black Hills & Badlands – six days, Aug. 17-22, featuring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, single hotel stay, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton – eight days, Aug. 28–Sept. 4, featuring Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, National Park lodge stays, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Enchanting Canyonlands – six days, Sept. 19-24, featuring Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef national parks, Cedar Breaks, Escalante-Grand Staircase, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Colors of New York & Niagara – seven days, Sept. 25–Oct. 1, featuring Niagara Falls, Fingers Lakes, Berkshires, Norman Rockwell Museum, Corning, Toronto. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

A weekday in Hollywood 

by Anna Derby

Michael Oh and I went to the Hollywood Pantages theater on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to watch the well-known production of “Miss Saigon.” We arrived early so that we could walk along the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. To my discovery this was Michaels first time in Hollywood since he first came to Los Angeles in 2004. He has never seen all the stars names embedded into the sidewalk, so it was quite exciting for both of us to experience this famous attraction together

Even though the show was on a weekday evening, it was worth the drive through traffic. The venue was packed to see the emotional love story between a local woman and a sergeante. The premise is based on the sergeant thinking she did not survive during the horrible war, thus leaving him to raise their child alone.

The show was marvelous. It is running until Sunday, Aug. 11th. I hope it will come to a theater near us soon.

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card games and scoreboard

Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners: Winners in the game on Thursday, Aug. 8, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Ted and Joan Wieber; third in Strat A: Christine Frumen-Eileen Kotecki; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; fifth in Strat A: Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; sixth in Strat A: Janet Wagner-Carol Murakoshi; third in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Bobbi Vann; first in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias. E/W: First in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Jeanette Estill-Diane Schmitz; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Fred Reker-Russ Gray; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ellen Kice-Norma Krueger; fifth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Frances Gross-Harriet Wiess; sixth in Strat A, fifth in Strat B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; third in Strat C: Barbara Wallace-Bill Dilks. Winners in the game on Monday, August 8, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Judith Lorber; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Julie Cunningham-Gene Yaffee; fourth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill. E/W: First in Strat A, B, and C: Dolores Cronin-Claudia Bird; second in Strat A and B: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen; third in Strat A and B, second in Strat C: Harriet Weiss-Bea Aron; fourth in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-LaVonne McQuilkin. 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 reservation. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on game day, at grandmagene83@gmail.com; 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


Friendly Pinochle Club winners: Aug. 8: Jim Kaspar 12790, Marge Dodero11410, Al Bonnema 11220, Keith Clausen 11100.

– Bert Sellers

Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club Aug 10: N/S: Russ Gray-Ellen Kice; Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Bob and Pat Adam; Joyce Basch-Harriet Weiss. E/W: Fred Reker-Larry Slutsky; Mark Singer-Marilyn McClintock; Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias.  Aug 9:  Fred Reker-Bud Parish; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Betty Jackson-Judy Jones; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Ernie Ross-Ray Tomooka. E/W: Marilyn McClintock-Sue Fardette; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki; J. Baum Harris-Larry Slutsky; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Ann Croul-Sue Boswell; Mark Singer – Kar-Yee Nelson.  

The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in CH 1 at 12:15. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at 615-898-0669. The next special event is Friday Aug 16 Summer Picnic (Barbeque) and Club Championship. 

–Fred Reker


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Aug. 10: Diana Lambert 11140, Peg Kaspar 11090, Jim Kaspar 9830, Julia Troise 9730. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Monday  Bridge Club Aug 12: First place: Paul Chang; Second place: Maxine LaFluer; Third place: Betty Leavitt

–Pauline Fitsimons

free gol lessons

The Men’s Golf Club is offering free golf lessons for beginners, for those who would like to brush up, and for experienced golfers.  Also, anyone who would like to get a handicap (required for playing in our local tournaments) is also invited to attend.

Bill Lyons will provide the free lessons by appointment, preferably on Thursdays or Fridays. Contact Bill at 588-1810 to set up day and time.

chess club puzzle

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


Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2:00-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in CH-3, Room 7.      Beginners are welcome for free lesson.  

pickleball club

The Pickleball Players Club open play is offered daily from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and the Multipurpose Court. The club has a monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. For more information, call Darlene Boyce at (310) 713-6696. To find out more about the club, log on to http://philsden.com/pickleball.

49 women played golf on Aug. 6

Forty-nine members of the Leisure World Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and the circle Hole #8 on Aug. 6.  Only Patti Smith got in the circle.

The flight winners are:

Flight A – Devora Kim and Mary Park tied for a low gross of 30. Hae Lee and Zoe Pickell tied for low net of 26.

Flight B – Margie Thompson, low gross of 28.  Anne Walshe, low net of 22.

Flight C – Sue Yokomi and Keiko Sekino tied for low gross of 33;  Patti Smith had a low net of 23.

Flight D – Jeanne Aranas had a low gross of 38.  Evelyn Scherber had a low net of 23.

Eileen Dohl wins the game

Eileen Dohl had the high score of 836 followed by Bobbie Straley at 834 with Jack Hawn and Liz Meripol tied at 832 and Margaret Smith and Kent Davidson tied at 828.  There were 54 players on Aug. 6.

The Club provided chocolate cake and ice cream and Hostess Cupcakes and Twinkies and wished everyone Happy Cribbage Day.  Margaret Smith and Marie McGuire served. Jean Wilson brought coffee and utensils.  Many thanks.

The club meets at 12 noon on Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. There is always room for more players.  

If you would like to learn to play Cribbage or just need a brush up, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 to schedule lessons.  

Partners are not required and everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  Arrive by noon to be guaranteed a table.

—-— Bobbie Straley

Five Birdies at Santa Ana golf course

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Aug. 9 at Riverview Golf Course (par 72) in Santa Ana. Nine men competed over 18 holes in two flights. Closest to pin on holes #2 and #9 was Gary Stivers.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Clubs play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. 

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts. Holes-in-One are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Bill McKusky, 430-8618, or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.


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


If you saw my 85 year old friend on bike get hit by car near Del Taco on Westmin on 7/8 about 2-3 p.m. please call 562-804-5625. Thank you. 09/05


Lost & Found

Lost: Prescription glasses in red case lost at 8-9-19 concert. IF found please call Jan Schurz at 

562-439-2805. Reward. 08/15



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



by Helen LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 10/10



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


Richard Handyman Service. “Big or small, I do it all.” 562-387-5187.  Seal Beach Business License: #HUG0002 08/08


MP CONSTRUCTION General Contractor 

Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate. 562-746-5400. 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




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 10/17 LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559



Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 09/26


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


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC. 

Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. Contr. license #723262.  LW DECOR INC.562-596-0559. 09/26


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 09/12


310-261-0571 Interior Flooring Solutions Hardwood floors, carpet, laminate, vinyl planks. 25 years experience. Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 09/26 562-596-0559



CARPET CLEANING SPECIALS!!!!!! DEALS!!!! Carpet cleaning $40 per room minimum 2 rooms. Upholstery/Tile & Grout, and steam cleaning extraction.Tito 562-658-9841. 10/03



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. 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.


WANT CLEAN WINDOWS? 10% OFF FIRST CLEANING (562) 600-0014 LW resident, Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 09/19


LW DECOR INC. Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559. 09/26

Help Wanted

Looking for an energetic person with general harware knowledge to work  at a local family owned Ace Hardware store.  Call Tyler 562-400-4450 08/29


Need help understanding Bittrex exchange and any knowledge about how it works. Please call Dave at 562-493-8855 08/15


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, 310-363-5803, 562-296-8782.



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.


Nail cutting, Bathing, in home for cats and small dogs. Call or message 562-544-9555 SB license#Jen0006



Caring, experienced dog sitter/walker for hire in LW. Contact Cara 714-273-3687 08/15


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 09/05


Sandy: Friendly, I do perms, haricuts, and color! Call me at 562-230-6169 Lic:KK265498



Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience Marlyn Palmquist, CPE. www.2behairfree.com 310-291-7431. The Sanctuary Salon, 12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D Seal Beach Business License SBA0003. 08/22


PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 09/26


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 08/22


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. 08/15


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


Just Like Your Daughter Personal Assistant/ Girl Friday

Available for: errands, scheduling and transportation for medical appointments, 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. 08/15



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. 



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


Experienced Caregiver. Leisure World references. Maria Lopez. LOP0004. 562-257-7631. 08/01


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.



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



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 08/29


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


Will care for female or male. I can cook, do laundry, light housekeeping, dr. appts and all other needs. experienced 30 plus years. 

562-370-4544. 08/29


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



CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 08/30


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



Windows 10% off first cleaning General housecleaning Excellent referrals in LW (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/03


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22


$30.00 Computer Tune-Up 714-367-6362 Computer Running Slow! Call John LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 10/03


FRUSTRATED  (562)755-6199 Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 12/05/19



562-733-9193 Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 08/29

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


Golf Cart- (Ingersoll Rand Club Car) 48 volts, like new, brand new batters, tires and wheels; has lights, a horn, and a cover; seats four; $4,500; Call Sherry at 562-972-3514 08/15


Rides by Russ, with the personal touch. For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. I work four evenings each week for Security and the rest of my day is devoted to my customers. Russ 714-655-1544. 08/22


Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License #ABL0001. 08/22


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores. Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 08/15


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 08/29


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, 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. 08/08

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted


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

Autos/Boats/RV’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. 09/26

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Yard Sale: Miscellaneous clothing and items. Weeburn 79K, August 15th and 16th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 08/15


Estate Sale: 1290 Northwood Rd. 161-E. Thursday, Sept. 5, 9-3p.m. Dressers Queen Bed, Recliners, Minivan. 09/05

Carports/Carport Lockers for Rent

Carport for Rent. Mutual 15, Carport 2. Call 951-365-4868.


Reduced Prices: Brand new Ashley Furniture Love Seat (Tan). Still Wrapped. $200. Cofee Table and two end tables. Brand new! $100. Call to see: 513-490-6250 08/15


For sale: speakers, stereo, bedroom highbox cabinet, z drawer wood file cabinet, wine rack, storage box, ladder, camping gear, bikes, fishing poles. 562-477-1184. 08/10


Bicycle, Ladies small, 24 speed. purple/black color, rack/bag. Like New. Cost $500, sell $250. 

562-493-5344 08/15


Elvis Queen sized comforter with pillow shams $30, originally $250. Assorted Elvis Watches $10. Elvis Collectible Plates $10, Elvis LP Records and plates for sale. Schwinn mnual bike pump, $7. Sue 714-469-7519 08/15


Desk with three drawers and keyboard shelf, dark wood, 47×19 – $40. 562-431-3128 08/15


Complete water color art supplies in rolling fabric cart. Includes paints easel, paper pad, brushes, sponges, supplies. Minimal usage. Over $200 value, $75. 562-596-6925 08/15.


Stand straight up walker for sale. 562-522-0003. 09/05


Brown leather-like queen bedframe without mattress. Good condition. $60. 562-355-3703 08/15


9000 BTU Fujitsu single phase heat air pump. Just a few years old. Was replaced by a split system. $600 or best offer. 805-455-1190. 08/15

Want to Buy

Wanted: Three wheeled bike. Call Deb: 805-455-2966 08/15


Wanted: Folding Bicycle, bicycle basket. Bob: 503-314-3873 08/15

L.W. Apartments for Sale

1271 Kenwood Rd. #163D M7

150,000. Basic 1 bedroom unit with skylights in kitchen and bathroom, central AC/heat, storage in patio. Great location – greenbelt and park, ocean breeze, close to parking and laundry. Good neighboors. 

Contact Realator: Alan Wignall,  Lic#003733H5 562-716-0551 08/15