LWW Translate/Vie 11-09-23

Veterans Day pinning ceremony will be held in CH2

Events from LW to Costa Mesa will honor those who served

This Saturday, Nov. 11, people across the nation will come together to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Ceremonies in and around Seal Beach will celebrate these brave men and women. This list includes places near and far to reflect on the privilege, service and sacrifice of veterans.

Pinning Ceremony in Clubhouse 2

The American Legion Post 327 in Leisure World will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Last year, the Legion had a special guest, Yvonne Smith with Traditions Health, “pin” many veterans in a special ceremony to show appreciation for their sacrifices. Not all veterans were able to attend that ceremony. Smith will return this year for another pinning. Veterans who didn’t attend last year are encouraged to come down to Clubhouse 2 to get pinned. For more information, contact Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317. 

Veterans Day Ceremony in Eisenhower Park

A ceremony will be held on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on the west side of Eisenhower Park, 901 Ocean Ave., Seal Beach. The event is hosted by the Seal Beach Lions Club and Grace Community Church. 

Speakers will include Sen. Janet Nguyen, Seal Beach Mayor Thomas Moore, two Navy veterans and one Army veteran. 

World-renowned tenor Chad Berlinghieri will sing the National Anthem and other patriotic songs with the Grace Community Church choir. The Southeast County Young Marines will post colors. A trumpeter will play “Taps.” 

Plenty of seating will be available, including 200 chairs. 

Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa 

Heroes Hall Museum and Education Center at the OC Fairgrounds will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 11.

The event will include a post-9/11 veteran pinning ceremony and the unveiling of a new plaque honoring fallen heroes and veterans who served after 9/11. Admission and parking are free.

During this family-friendly event, people can enjoy performances by the All-American Boys Chorus, resources from veteran service organization booths, free food and beverages courtesy of the Orange County Employees Association. People can also decorate dog tags at the event and write postcards to U.S. troops. 

Post-9/11 veterans interested in being honored at the ceremony should RSVP at bit.ly/3LTIACb. For more information, contact the Heroes Hall Museum at 714-708-1613. 

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Ceremony and Car Show

The City of Huntington Beach will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony and car show at the Pier Plaza, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The car show runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and benefits U.S. combat wounded veterans. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. 

The event will be hosted by the American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133 on Nov. 11. The event honors and acknowledges the valor, dedication and heroism of veterans.

City of Long Beach Family-Friendly Community Event

The City of Long Beach will celebrate Veterans Day with a free, family friendly festival on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach.

The celebration will feature a welcome ceremony with local elected officials and community leaders, a veterans recognition ceremony and a veterans and community resources fair. The celebration will inclue live music, a kid zone, food trucks, a giant inflatable obstacle course, flyovers with historic aircraft throughout the day, and community showcases.



Learn more about CINC at upcoming training sessions

The final CINC Portal training sessions of this year will be held on Nov. 13-15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Learning Center. 

People will learn how to use the portal, what information is available in the portal, how to download the Leisure World app on a mobile device, and how shareholders can register for an account.

GRF transitioned to the software system earlier this year. The new system includes Mutual account history, documents, communications and more payment options for residents.



Veterans Day 


In observance of Veterans Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Friday, Nov. 10. 

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at 562-594-4754. 

The Minibus and the Access bus will operate on the holiday D schedule. Other changes include:

Friday, Nov. 10: The Holiday On-Call Bus will be available from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Passengers who need a ride on this day must call dispatch at 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and request a ride. This is not an appointment bus; it is an on-demand service. Passengers must be ready to meet the bus at the time they call for a ride.

 Friday, Nov. 10: Access / Wheelchair Bus Service will be available from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Passengers using the Access/Wheelchair Bus must have an advance appointment. Call dispatch (open 24/7) for appointments at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

The Leisure World Health Care Center 24-hour nurse will be available for telephone advice or home visits for a charge by calling 562-795-6216.



Emergency Information Council gets 501(c)3 nonprofit status

The Leisure World Emergency Information Council (EIC), a community-based organization whose purpose is to inform and encourage emergency  preparedness, has been granted full IRS 501(c)3 charity status.

This new status allows much needed donations to be made directly to the EIC to help with duplication and distribution expenses. In addition, the volunteer-led organization has also been incorporated in the State of California as a public benefit nonprofit corporation. 

The EIC began as an independent informal organization founded in 2017 by concerned residents who wanted to make sure that information and materials about disaster preparedness were readily available to residents. The group also fosters volunteerism for the purpose of self-reliance during emergency incidents and disasters. The EIC is composed of volunteer LWers who are drawn from the 16 homeowners associations. 

The EIC compiles and makes available information about emergency management response and preparedness planning through the publication of booklets and pamphlets. It also works to develop and publish disaster response plans and sponsor activities and events, mainly within the Leisure World.

Several years ago, the council published and distributed the “On Your Own” Emergency Preparedness Guide, which was sent to all LW households. The group is also responsible for the “Go Bag” flyer detailing what people need to have ready in case of an evacuation. A largely unseen accomplishment has been the “Boots On the Ground” disaster response guide that organizes local clubs into a coordinated responsive effort of neighbor helping neighbor in the event of an emergency disaster. 

Most recently, the EIC helped to plan GRF’s Emergency Preparedness Expo, which brought residents the latest information in emergency preparedness through vendors and discussions of topics like solar power, emergency medication, go-bags, pet preparation and more. 

The EIC is actively recruiting residents to join in their activities to prepare and distribute emergency preparedness information, develop preparedness skills and guides, and to find new ways to promote community resilience in the face of adversity. 

The next EIC meeting will be held in Building 5, Conference Room B, on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in person or on Zoom. Contact eloyg@lwsb.com for the meeting link. 


Share thanks this season

Practicing gratitude has numerous mental and physical health benefits, and the season that celebrates thanksgiving is nearly upon us. The challenges brought by a world in turmoil weigh heavy at times, but the sun still shines. 

The LW Weekly would like to focus on all that makes this community great with a special Thanksgiving feature in the Nov. 23 issue. Residents are encouraged to send in a paragraph or two on something they are thankful for and/or their favorite holiday charities to help someone in need. Send submissions to emmad@lwsb.com by Nov. 15.



No injuries reported in Friday crash

On Nov. 3 around 8 p.m., a 2023 Subaru Forester on St. Andrews Drive was making a left turn onto eastbound Golden Rain Road when the driver swerved and ended up on top of a boulder near the flood channel fence. 

The driver said that an eastbound vehicle on Golden Rain Road ran a red light, causing her to veer to avoid a collision, according to Security reports. First-responders were called to  the scene. 

No injuries were reported, and no one was transported to the hospital.



GRF 2023 Paving Project

This week, there will be road crews on Glenview Road, South Fairfield Lane and Mayfield Road for street painting and other upgrades. Starting Monday, Nov. 13, road crews will begin work on Kenwood Road, Knollwood Road and Fresh Meadow Lane.



First case of locally-acquired dengue reported in LB

People urged to clear standing water, wear bug repellent

The Long Beach Health Department confirmed the city’s first case of locally acquired dengue on Nov. 1. The resident has not traveled outside of the U.S. 

It is the first case of dengue in Long Beach not related to travel and only the second in California, the first of which was identified in Pasadena.

“The risk of local exposure remains low, and the Long Beach Health Department is taking steps to prevent further spread of the virus that causes dengue,” the department said in a statement. 

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District called the case “a reminder that the establishment of Aedes mosquitoes in our community does increase the threat of local transmission of Aedes vectored diseases.” 

Dengue is a disease that is spread by the bites of Aedes species mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites someone with dengue virus in their blood, that mosquito can then spread the virus to others. Most of the time, people with dengue have traveled to a country where the disease is common. 

Most people who are infected with the dengue virus have no symptoms, but approximately one in four infected people will experience symptoms that may include high fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, or aches and pains to the eyes, joints or bones.

Symptoms of dengue typically last two to seven days and most people recover within two weeks. Fatalities from dengue are extremely rare. There are no specific medicines for this disease, but health care providers can recommend treatments to aid recovery, including fluids, rest and medication for pain or fever.  

The best way to protect oneself from dengue and other diseases spread by mosquitoes is to avoid mosquito bites. 

Aedes mosquitos are active during the day and in well-lit areas at night and only need a small amount of water to breed. 

To prevent mosquito bites:

• Use a mosquito repellent with DEET, IR3535, picaridin or products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus.

• Wear loosely fitted, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. 

• Eliminate standing water around clogged rain gutters, buckets, and anything that holds water for over a week; aedes mosquitos can breed in a very small amount of water, including a bottle cap. 

• Keep weeds, vines, hedges and grass trimmed; adult mosquitos like to rest in vegetation. 

• Change water in pet dishes, birdbaths and other small containers weekly. 

• Ensure that swimming pools, spas and ponds are properly maintained and report those that are not.


Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;

• Participates in one of these assistance programs: Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools; SNAP; Medicaid; Federal Housing Assistance;  Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); and Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits.

How do I enroll?

Go to GetInternet.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.

Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. Consumers can choose a service plan that best meets their needs, including a plan they may already be on. 

Which internet service providers participate in the program?

Various internet providers are participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Participating providers include Spectrum and Frontier, among others.

For more information, visit https://www.fcc.gov/acp.

—from the Federal Communications Commission



Meeting information is subject to change. Check the LW website at www.lwsb.com for the most current listings.


Art League, CH 4, A, B and C Sections, 2nd Tues., 7-9 p.m. for art show and demonstration, 562-431-4124

Arts & Crafts Guild, CH 4, Art Rm., Thurs., Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ceramics—Claytime Ceramics, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ceramics—Clay Crafters, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Mon., Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting, CH 4, Art Rm., Mon., 1-4 p.m. 

Korean Traditional Painting, CH 3, Rm. 5, Tues., 9 a.m.-noon

Lapidary/Beading, CH 4, Lapidary Rm., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

Love Weaving Baskets, CH 3, Rm. 6, 4th Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (does not meet Nov., Dec.)

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Thurs., 1:30-3 p.m. 562-430-7978

Quilting Bees, CH 3, Lobby, Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.


Bridge—Combined Party Bridge, CH 1, Mon., noon-4 p.m.; 1st & 2nd Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Bridge—LW Duplicate Bridge, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 12:30 p.m. (arrive by noon) 562-308-7838

Cribbage Club, CH 1, Tues., noon- 4 p.m. 

Diamond Poker Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, Tues., 4-8 p.m.

Hold ’em -N- Squeeze ’em (poker), CH 3, Rm. 6, Sat., Wed., 6-9:30 p.m.

Leisure World Pinochle Club, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Social Club of Leisure World, CH 1, Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., Registration 10 a.m.; Play at 10:30 a.m.


Ballet Fitness, CH 6, Rm. C, Sat., 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 9-10 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 7-9 p.m. 562-431-1257

Dancing Feet, CH 2, Mon., 7-9 p.m., 4th Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.

Flowering Step Line Dance Club, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Lobby, 3rd Mon., 10 a.m.-noon

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 2-5 p.m.

Hui O Hula, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 1-5:30 p.m.

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 2, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Korean Folk Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 8-10 p.m.

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m., 310-743-9373

Line Dance Class, CH6, Sec. C. Mondays 10:15-11:45 a.m.

LW Cloggers, CH 6, Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. 562-598-9974

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m. 406-858-3560

Suede Sole Dancers, Scheduled as needed.

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Abilene Club, CH 2, Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; 4th Sat., 4-10 p.m.

Cabaret Entertainers, scheduled as needed, 626-485-3983

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

Doo Wop Club (Let the Good Times Roll), CH 2, 3rd Sat. in odd months, 4-10 p.m.

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, Performing Arts Center (Amphitheater building), 4th Fri, 10-11 a.m. njcataylor@yahoo.com

Velvetones Jazz Club, CH 4, 1st, 3rd Sun., 2-10 p.m.


Bunco, LW, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd, 4th Mon., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Tues., 5-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, 2nd, 4th Sat., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Chess Club, CH3, Rm. 7, Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Domino’s Mexican Trained, CH3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30 p.m.

LW Woman’s Club Table Games, CH 2, 3rd Fri., 1 p.m. 562-431-8240

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, at 1 p.m., 1st, 3rd, 5th Fri. Diane Seeger: 562-533-5997.


Balance and Stability Club, CH3 Lobby, 1st  and 3rd Tuesday, 10-10:45 a.m.; 562-397-1519

English Conversation Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, Thurs., 5-10 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Impaired Vision & Hearing, General meeting: CH3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30 p.m. (except July, August, and November); Impaired Vision Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 10 a.m.; Hard of Hearing Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 3rd Tues., 10 a.m.; 562-596-1969

Korean English Class, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed. (except 2nd Wed.), 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2nd Wed., CH 3, Rm. 9 

Korean Senior Health Club Class, CH 3, Room 4, Thurs., 1 p.m., 562-716-2010


Art History Club, CH 3, Learning Center, 2nd Thurs, 9:30-11:30 a.m., CH4, 4th Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Astronomy Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 1st Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Carving Club, CH 1, Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 1:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m., 325-721-0687

Drone Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 1:30-4 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Wed., 9 a.m.-noon

Historical Society, LW, CH 1, Historical Society Rm., Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Learning Center, 1st, 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Korean Literature, CH 3, Rm 7, 2nd, 4th Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leisure World Seal Beach Book Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

LW Technology Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Tues. in March, May, September, 1-3 p.m.

Paws, Claws & Beaks, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 4-7:30 p.m. (except May-Oct. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area, 2nd Thurs., noon- 3 p.m.)

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club, CH 2, 4th Tues., noon-4 p.m. (except June, July, Aug., Sept. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area)

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 6 p.m.

Traveling Tigers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., noon-3 p.m. (no meeting in Aug.)

Video Producers Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Tues., 10 a.m. 


Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club, LW, CH 3, Rm. 2, Mon., 9-11 a.m.

CD Music for Seniors, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Thurs., even months only, 1 p.m., barbara.mcfall4@gmail.com

Community Karaoke, CH 1, Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.

Evergreen Chorale, CH 3, Rm. 8, Mon., 9 a.m.-noon

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 10 a.m.-noon

Good News Singers, CH 3, Rm. 1, Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Korean American Chorale, CH 3, Lobby, Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 818-632-7799

Leisure World Opera Club, CH 3 Learning Center, third Tues., 1:30 p.m.

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., 1-4 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., noon

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 3, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon

Ukulele Guitar Club, CH 3, Lobby, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


American Latino, CH3, Rm. 2, 2nd Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 8, Wed., 3-5 p.m.

Chinese Friendship Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Wed., 1-6 p.m. 

Filipino Association of Leisure World, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sun., 2:30-8 p.m.; CH 1, 3rd Sun., bingo

French Club, CH3, Rm. 4, 1st and 3rd Sun., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 714-932-1244

German American Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Tues. (except 4th Tues.), 12:30-4 p.m.

Korean American Association of LWSB, CH 2, 2nd Thurs., 4-10 p.m. 

Japanese American Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 714-317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed, 714-932-1244


Democratic Club, CH3, Rm. 9, 4th Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Leisure World Republican Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Thurs, 2 p.m.; 562-357-4040


A Course in Miracles, CH 3, Rm. 8, Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.

Assembly of God, CH 3, Rm. 2, Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, Sun., 4:30-8 p.m.

Baptist Church, CH 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, Scheduled as needed.

Buddha Circle, CH 3, Rm. 3, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

Chinese English Bible Study Fellowship, CH3, Rm. 9, Tuesdays 2-5 p.m.

Congregation Sholom, Fri., 6:30 p.m., Zoom; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, CH 3, Rm. 9.

Dongbu Pyunkang Church, CH 3, Rm. 2, Sun. (except last Sun.), 3-9 p.m.

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

KCRC Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Fri., 4:30-8 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 6, Tues., 10 a.m.-noon

Korean Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 5, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 2nd Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Korean Catholic Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Sat., 4-10 p.m.; 1st, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

Latter-Day Saints, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 4:30-9 p.m.; 3rd Sun., CH 3, Rm. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

LW Han In Church, CH 3, Rm. 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 8, Wed., 9 a.m.-noon 

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Seal Beach Cornerstone Fellowship, CH 2, Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 3, Fri., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Seal Beach Evangelical Church, CH3, Room 2, Sun., 1-3 p.m. 714-520-1877

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, CH 3, Lobby and Rm. 9, Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Christian Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 6, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.

Young Nak Presbyterian Bible Study & Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Sun., 5-7:30 p.m.


Al Anon, CH3, Rm. 7 on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30 a.m., and CH3, Rm. 8 on 2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 562-412-8351

AA Friends, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. 562-209-0816, 213-248-0539

Fitness Fusion, CH 6: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Veterans Plaza: Thurs., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Fun Exercise Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joy Walking & Jogging, Amphitheater, Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Leisure Leggers, CH 6, Mon., 8 a.m.

LW Bike Riders Club: North Gate, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., Group A: 562-509-8475, Group B: 818-209-5075

LW Yoga Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 9-10 a.m.; 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Veterans Plaza, Tues., 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Walk/Hike Club, Various locations, Mon., 5 p.m., 562-810-4266

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., Weigh-In from 8-8:45 a.m., meeting from 9-10 a.m.


Amateur Radio Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

American Legion Auxiliary, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 1-3:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 327, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; CH 2, 2nd, 4th, 5th Mon., 1-4:30 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Study Group, Bldg. 5, Conference Rm. C, Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 1-3 p.m. 

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

Golden Age Foundation, CH 6, Hospitality, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

LW Woman’s Club, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Christian Fellowship and Fun Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 5:30-9 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug., Dec.) 

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

Neighbor to Neighbor Club (Mutual 14), scheduled as needed

RV Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Tues., 5-8 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.), LWRVClubSB@gmail.com

Rainbow Sisters, CH 3, Rm. 6, 1st, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m.

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. 562-430-6950; CH3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., Noon-4 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-Noon; CH3, Rm. 2, 3rd Thurs. in Nov., 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Schmooze Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Social Club of LW, CH 1, 4th Fri., noon-4 p.m. (no meetings in Nov.-Dec.)

Social Club Seventeen (Mutual 17), CH 1, picnic area, 2nd Sun. in Aug., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, every Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon. 562-301-5339

Where We Live, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Mon., 6:30-8 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (tabletop games), noon, 949-293-7517


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; 562-756-9170

Golf—Men’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., 9-11 a.m. (only Jan., March, June, Sept., Nov.)

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Tues., 3 p.m

Ladies “Q” Club, CH 1, Pool Room, regular play, Mon., 9:30 a.m.; monthly meeting, 1st Mon., 10 a.m. 

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 5-7 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. through May (June-Aug. monthly tournaments, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, Indoor Courts for open play: Mon.,Wed., Fri from 9-11 a.m. and Tues. from 6-8 p.m. at the Shuffleboard Courts Building behind CH 1; 775-527-0426.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed.

TO MAKE CHANGES: Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or by email: emmad@lwsb.com. For more information, call 562- 431-6586, ext. 387, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

LW club information is provided by the clubs’ representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs. 



Video Producers Club

The Video Producers Club successfully concluded its 2023 in-person meetings in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, on Oct. 26. Vice President Joe Osuna ordered pizza to share with everyone. President Joseph Valentinetti gave out $1 to each member who attended the meeting so they could buy a cup of coffee for the meeting.  Jack Haskinks also personally made coasters with the Video Produces Club’s logo on them to commemorate them. The next in-person meeting will be held in January 2024.


Coin Club

The Coin Club will meet Nov. 8 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshment, coin auctions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coins. Refreshments will be provided. LW residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.


weekend dances

Vinyl Rock to perform in CH 4 on Veterans Day

Cabaret Entertainers will present Vinyl Rock on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 4 at 7  p.m. to top off Veterans Day. 

All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. (See more Veterans Day events on page 1.)

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band with eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and mingling with them on the dance floor. The band regularly performs in Leisure World. 

They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize.  

The show is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).  

Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

—GRF Recreation 



Hui O Hula

Hula dancer and LW resident Meejung McPartland enjoyed her second birthday cake of October alongside husband, Richard. They both share a Halloween birthday. The first birthday cake met an early demise in a fall from a photo-op gone wrong. This is the second cake made by hula sister Yen Chiaratanasen a week later to replace the fallen cake. 

The dancers continue to work on Christmas hula, including “Mele Kalikimaka,”  preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Classes are held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6, and Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Veterans Plaza. For class information, call 562-431-2242.


Greenbelt Singers wrap up first year with Mutual 5 show

by Crystal Housman

LW contributor

Leisure World’s traveling troupe of talented karaoke singers drew the curtain on its first season Oct. 28 as the Greenbelt Singers of Leisure World performed in Mutual 5.

More than 60 Leisure World residents, mostly from Mutual 5, gathered along a Cedar Crest Lane greenbelt to listen to music and enjoy fellowship, a block party and a potluck coordinated by Mutual 5 resident James Farr.

Mutual 1 resident Kenny Notorleva started the Greenbelt Singers in January as a way to share his passion for music with Leisure World residents who are unable to drive or would not otherwise travel to a clubhouse karaoke concert.

“I’m overwhelmed at how successful it is,” Notorleva said. “People love listening to music they know and love. They sing along, they dance along, and they want us to come back.”

Over the past 10 months, the group has grown to more than two dozen singers and has coordinated 27 pop-up performances at clubs and mutuals within Leisure World. 

“I can’t believe how it just grew. It’s so much fun for us, and for all of the residents,” Notorleva said. “They don’t have to leave. They just walk out on the front porch in a chair.”

Mutual 5 resident Judy Secor, who lives diagonally opposite of the chosen green, brought over a small folding chair with a cloth backing embroidered with the words “Grandma Judy.”

It was her first time seeing the Greenbelt Singers and provided an opportunity to dance and meet more neighbors.

“I thought it was great. I really enjoyed it,” she said. “I especially enjoyed watching people. Some of them went and did their dance moves really good.”

“I tried,” Secor said with a laugh, “but off in the corner where nobody would see me.” 

The Greenbelt Singers are on hiatus through the holidays and winter. Notorleva plans to revive the singing group in the spring for a second season.


Grab ‘n’ Go Food Schedule: Nov. 9-13

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza at Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. Truck is onsite from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Monday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy BBQ from 3-6 p.m. No preorders are accepted and only cards are accepted.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries from 5-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. No preorders are allowed. 

Wednesday: Mad Dumplings Food Truck at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy Asian fusion cuisine from 4-6 p.m. Only cards are accepted.

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m.; regular service before 4:30; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates. Sign up for notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. 

For more information or to give feedback, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet today, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

The club will hold its annual elections for president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. People should bring their iPhone/Android and/or camera.

The assignment will be photos of “shadows.” Three of each person’s best photos should have been sent to Ziggy Romano three days prior to the meeting at siegfried.romano@gmail.com. 

People can also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on at the meeting. 

Hooks and labels are available for members who wish to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

—Regine Schumacher



Club will screen French ‘Cinderella’

Everyone is invited to come and watch the French composer Jules Massenet’s rendition of “Cinderella” on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3.

 Club member Lucy Poropat will introduce this musical fairytale which highlights a good outcome for a hard-working, conscientious person and loss of the same for a nasty step-mother and two snarly step-sisters.

Act 1 depicts the Countess de la Haltiere supervising the dressing of her two daughters for the Royal Ball while her husband, Pandolfe, is helplessly leaving his own daughter at the fireplace. After they depart, a fairy godmother appears to transform Cinderella for the ball, to which she yearns to go. 

Act 2 shows the Prince being commanded by his father, the King, to find a wife at the ball, but  he sees no one attractive until Cinderella arrives and it’s love at first sight. 

Yet, at the stroke of midnight, Cinderella hurries away, in keeping with her fairy godmother’s admonished limits, losing a glass slipper along the way.

Act 3A shows the Countess at home, discussing the Royal Ball with her two daughters. Cinderella listens to her father stating his interest in taking her back to the country estate from which they came.  However, Cinderella feels she would rather just run away.  Act 3B, however, shows the fairy godmother creating a magic landscape around a big oak tree where Cinderella rediscovers the Prince, who declares his love for her and they fall into an enchanted sleep. 

In Act 4, Cinderella awakens from her dream to witness a parade of princesses trying on the glass slipper to no avail. The slipper, the audience knows, is only for her, and the opera ends with her being caught up by Prince Charming amid general rejoicing.

The production is in French with English subtitles.  Attendees are invited to wear masks indoors, if desired. No dues or fees are collected.  

For more information, contact Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo.com or call her at 562-370-3844.


Travel Diary: London and Bathe

by Sandra deDubovay

LW contributor

I signed up for an 11-day tour to London and Bathe in England sponsored by Musical Theatre West (MTW). It left Sept. 12. There were 41 total in the group. Since I was a volunteer with MTW for 21 years and knew several people on the tour, I decided to join them.

As it turned out, it was a wonderful trip which included Westminster Abbey, Elthan Palace, Syon House and Gardens, Hampton Court, Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Salisbury Cathedral, a pass by Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, and several walking and theater tours. 

Of course since MTW sponsored it, five theater productions were included. A plus included a Jane Austen reading in a lovely private Georgian home, that included tea and delicious homemade scones with clotted cream and jams. It was a definite highlight.

On my own, I went to the famous Harrods Department Store. I bought a ticket on the London Eye. It is the largest cantilevered observation wheel. It’s located on the south bank of the Thomas River and on a clear day you can see 25 miles in every direction. 

In Bathe, I took a double decker bus with narration of many historic sites. Other than that, the MTW tour included so many things that I couldn’t fit much else in. Breakfast and dinner were included every day. 

This was my fifth time in London, but it is such an incredible city with history and modernization that there is always plenty of things to do and see. 

I flew roundtrip on United Airlines direct from LAX to Heathrow. With all the news of airline delays and problems, both flights were on time and smooth flying. The entire trip was definitely a “10.”


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). Beginning in November there will be two new classes:  salsa at 9 a.m. followed by American tango at 10.   Class participants vote on new dance topics every month. Each class is $7 per person. Prior dance experience is not necessary and partners are not required.  For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.  Candis Davis will be traveling for the next two weeks; consequently, the next class will be Nov. 25.

—Howard Small



Rock and roll holiday concert planned for Nov. 18

The Let the Good Times Roll Club is hosting a Rock and Roll Holiday concert and dance on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the music starts at 6, followed by dancing to the Legends of Rock Dance Band lead by Leisure World resident Jon Pearlstone.  

Light snacks will be provided. People should BYOB to this free show. Donations are appreciated 

“Come and join our fun kick-off for the 2023 holiday season,” club President Martha Destra said.


Friends of the Library Hours

The Friends of the Library will be temporarily closed on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, to honor the men and women who served and sacrificed in service to their country. The FOTL Bookstore will reopen Monday, Nov. 13.

The holiday boutique is now open with a variety of items to enhance home decor. For gift-giving, the Bookstore has lots of almost new books for adults, children’s books, DVDs at five discs for $1, lovely jewelry priced right, CDs at five for $1, holiday cards for 10 cents and some wrapping supplies. People might also find that beloved “white elephant” gift, the source of much fun at holiday parties.



Tickets on sale for local dance performance

The Los Alamitos High School Dance Department  will perform “My Father’s Closet” for its fall show. 

This captivating and nostalgic performance promises to transport the audience back in time through the magic of music and dance.

The tale revolves around a girl and her friends who embark on an unforgettable journey when they sneak into her father’s closet to explore his cherished music collection. They’re surprised by more than just the old 45’s and cassette tapes they find. 

“My Father’s Closet” reveals that there is a lot more to this closet than just business suits, briefcases, and a chest full of music. Through captivating choreography and a heartwarming narrative, the dancers will bring to life the story of discovery and the power of music to transcend generations.

There will be a matinee performance on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Nighttime shows  will be held Nov. 15-17 at 7 p.m.

Each performance will be held at the Los Alamitos High School Performing Arts Center, 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos, 90720.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $30 per seat. Ticket sales will begin today, Nov. 2, and can be purchased online at lahs-dance.ticketleap.com. 

People are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as this performance is expected to be in high demand.

For more information about the Los Alamitos High School Dance Department and “My Father’s Closet,” visit www.lahsdance.com or email president@losal.dance.



The CD Music for Seniors club met in October and enjoyed meeting new members and a couple of presentations.  Penny Squibb and Don Miller are just a few of the members who’ve enjoyed these presentations. So far, the club has received presentations on The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffet, John Prine, Craig Chaquico and many others. The club’s holiday meeting is Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. All members are invited. Email Barbara.mcfall4@gmail.com for information on joining.



Lake Arrowhead impressionist will demonstrate

The demonstrator for the Art League meeting on Nov. 14 will be Helga Batman, an award-winning artist who lives in Lake Arrowhead, California. 

She studied oil painting in an impressionistic manor and has studied under some very famous artists including Joseph Mendez, Ken Auster, Michelle Situ and others. She majored in art at Cypress College and California State University, Long Beach. Besides oil, she also paints in acrylics and watercolor. For 10 years, she has been teaching oil and watercolor painting during the summer at a UCLA Conference Center connected with UCLA.

Batman was born and raised in Lorrach, Germany, where she became a painter as a child. Her parents gave her a box of watercolors and crayons when she was 5 years old. She got her degree at the university of Mainz in Germany. In 1959, she and her parents moved to the United States.

Batman has given many demonstrations throughout Southern California and has been involved with the Laguna Art Festival. She is very active in the Lake Arrowhead Art Leauge and has much of her art in a gallery in that area. 

The club is excited to have her as a demonstrator. She will paint a picture for the group. The picture will be donated to the club’s raffle. 

Those entering the show should have their art hung by 6:30 p.m. The popular vote theme this month is “fall.”


Community Karaoke

Bob Barnum searched the karaoke songbook and found “Bailamos,” a song with a great beat for dancing or tapping your feet.  

Karen Morris sang a fine “Mr Bojangles.” Myrrha and Ren Villanueva each moved the audience with meaningful tunes “From a Distance” and “Story of My Life.” With her big smile, Mariza Joaquin engaged everyone by singing “You Light Up My Life.”

The husky voice of Geoff Davies did well with “Hungry Years.” Pete Tupas loves singing ballads. Dorothy Ferrington gets into the mood singing the popular Mills Brothers hit, “Tell Then.” With hand gestures and emotion, Ray Geierman always entertains people from the mic.  William Young sang the fun number “I Like It, I Love It.”  Barbie May chose the soft Mickey Gilley hit “Window Up Above.”  Walt Bier opened the evening with the catchy “Lucille.”

Join the fun just to listen or sing Wednesday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. People will will hear uplifting memorable songs. Many folks like to practice a tune on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Everyone is welcome.

 —Margie Thompson


Traveling Tigers

The Traveling Tigers will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The meeting will begin with a potluck. People should bring a dish to share and, if possible, their own plates, silverware and coffee cup. 

There will be a short business meeting at 1 where members will discuss next year’s officers and the club’s holiday party in December. 

The club’s guest speakers this month will be experienced travelers, Linda and Fred Fenton. They will discuss their trip to Scotland as an example of the many advantages of self-planned travel, emphasizing reduced costs and the freedom to pursue personal interests. 

Members will learn how to create tailor-made itineraries that focus on seeing the world at their own pace and not be limited by a group tour.




Quick GRF response quells parking quandry

by Saundra Luther-Stark

LW contributor

A few months ago at Presidents’ Council meeting, I asked about illegal parking on Annandale Road. I shared that for over 18 months, I have received calls every other day from residents asking about people parking beside the plants at the end of carports, where there is minimal space for other drivers to manuever. When you back out, and a vehicle is parked right there, there is no where to go. Why hasn’t Security issued citiations, they ask me.

Security Director Victor Rocha heard me and asked if the curb was painted red. Of course, everyone laughed and said, “Saundra, we will bring you a can of paint!”

Also sitting in the audience was Physical Property Manager Kevin Black. A few weeks later, I ran into Kevin and reminded him of this issue on Annandale. He said send me an e-mail, saying he would look into it first thing Monday morning.  

On Monday morning, I sent him a reminder and also copied Rich Stolarz, the Mutual 1 inspector. That afternoon, I was talking with Rich on other matters, and I reminded him of the email.

He said, “I know they are already painted!”

I go, “WHAT?” 

Never has anything moved so quickly.

At the last Mutual 1 board meeting, Kevin was our guest speaker and he shared about the painting of red curbs on Annandale and also Thunderbird and Church Place. 

After his presentation, I said, “Kevin, the shareholders of Mutual 1 who live on Annandale wanted me to give you a hug. But since that is politically incorrect, I am instead handing you a certificate of achievement that reads: “Kevin Black has successfully completed the painted curbs on Annandale red. That set an all-time GRF record. This Physical Property Manager learned of a problem and in four days completed what normally would have to be approved by Committees! The shareholders of Mutual 1 are extremely grateful.” The certificate was signed: Mutual 1 Board of Directors.

For once, the board had a few minutes to smile, thanks to Kevin and the rest of the GRF team.


Setting It Straight

In a letter to the editor (Nov. 2, Perspectives), an editing error changed the meaning of a sentence. The sentence should have read: The family member that was arrested after a dispute might have been on the approved list had a RFID been in operation in September.


Letters Policy

Letters to the editor cannot exceed 250 words and should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered.


Letter to Editor


Recently there’s been a lot of attention given to the sale and/or residential development of the RV lot. It’s been stated, either directly or intimated, that because the GRF owns the RV lot, its board has the final say on the lot’s status.

In paraphrase, the Corporations Code Section 7911 informs us that the GRF Board and the members must approve the sale of the RV lot. 

As to the GRF engaging in a residential development effort, there would be issues with funding, Articles of Incorporation, and recent experience with the pool rehab. 

It ain’t gonna happen.

Bob Crossley

Mutual 15 



Parking survey is due Nov. 17

The Seal Beach Citizen-Council Parking Advisory Ad Hoc Committee has issued a comprehensive parking survey seeking to gather input from residents, visitors, employees and business owners in Seal Beach. The survey will help the committee make an informed recommendation to the Seal Beach City Council regarding the potential implementation of paid parking on Main Street.

The committee’s goal is to ensure that proposed changes to Main Street parking align with the best interests of the community while also addressing the need for improved parking access and turnover.

To achieve this, the committee is urging all members of the community to participate in the parking survey. The survey will cover a variety of topics, including current parking experiences and challenges on Main Street.  To participate in the survey, visit https://sealbeachca.gov/parkingsurvey. The survey deadline is Nov. 17. The committee has also scheduled town hall meetings though Nov. 14. For more information on where and when those meetings will be held, visit sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Parking.



Mutual Meetings Schedule

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their Mutual boards. The following is a tentative schedule. 

Thurs., Nov. 9 Mutual 12

Confereance Room B/Zoom……9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 13 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 14 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 15 Mutual 5

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 15 Mutual 7

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Mutual 11

Conference Room B/Zoom…..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 17 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 20 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 21 Mutual 14

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 20 Mutual 1

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 27 Mutual 8 (open forum 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom……9:30 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 29 Mutual 10

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.


GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. 

Thurs., Nov. 9 Operation Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 14 Member Services Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Administration Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 28 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4……………………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 30 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Room A……………1 p.m.

A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Members will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.


Senior Transportation Shuttle

The Senior Shuttle Service is a free 20-passenger shuttle that runs on a fixed route throughout major city stops, including Seal Beach Pier/Old Town area, Leisure World, and Rossmoor Shopping Center/North Seal Beach Community Center. This shuttle can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters, and hold two bikes.

 To register, submit the following to the City of Seal Beach recreation coordinator Anthony Nguyen by email or in-person/mail:

• An application that can be requested from Nguyen or found on www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Community-Services-Recreation/Senior-Services.

• Photo ID showing proof of Seal Beach residency and date of birth (CA driver’s license or a Golden Rain Foundation ID card for Leisure World residents).

To use this free shuttle, people must be:

• A Seal Beach resident.

• 60 years or older.

• Pre-registered with the City of Seal Beach.

• Have their SMP ID Number available for the driver. (This number is assigned upon registration with a turnaround time of three business days after submittal of application).

For more information or further assistance with the registration, call Robann Arshat, GRF member resources liaison at 562-431-6586, ext. 317, or email robertaa@lwsb.com.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

The Open Meeting Act requires boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for speakers to address the GRF Board of Directors (Civ. Code §4925(b).). Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers. 

Pursuant to Civil Code 4930 of the Davis-Stirling Act, the GRF Board is prohibited from answering questions from residents speaking during public comment time at board meetings.

To address the board, submit a comment card at the meeting prior to it being called to order. Residents may email correspondence to the executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.


Presidents’ Council Meeting Recap


Clubhouse 4 and Zoom

Tele-Video Conference

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 1:30 p.m. by President Jeri Dolch on Nov. 1, in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom tele-video conference.

The following is a recap:

Presidents’ Council meeting minutes of Oct. 4, 2023, were approved as written.  

Project Manager from Alzheimer’s OC Tarah McNulty and Social Worker Supervisor Toni Shapiro discussed the Dementia Gate Keeper Training Program. 

Senior Director of Facilities Mark Weaver provided updates on general projects in the community and Fenn Pest Control.

Stock Transfer Manager Rosie Estrada provided updates on the Stock Transfer Department. 

Senior Portfolio Specialist Ripa Barua provided updates on the Mutual Administration Department.

Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick provided updates on new legislation. 

December Presidents’ Council meeting was cancelled.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. It will be streamed via Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube Live.


News Deadlines for the LW Weekly

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses. 


Safeguard personal and financial information with few easy steps

Safeguarding personal financial data has never been more important, as an increasingly digital world has made online banking that much more prevalent. People need to be diligent in safeguarding their information from cyber criminals and play a key role in protecting themselves. Though even the best precautions cannot completely secure the financial privacy, every little effort is worth it to reduce the risk of being victimized by data theft. 

These tips from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority can help people safeguard their privacy. 

People have the right to opt out of the sharing of some of their personal information with affiliates and non-affiliates of a financial institution. For example, people can opt out of receiving prescreened credit offers by way of credit bureaus selling information about them to lenders or insurance.

Increase awareness of phishing scams. These often are emails that appear to come from legitimate firms or financial regulators asking for personal information. These entities would never ask for account numbers, passwords, credit card information, or Social Security numbers through email. Verify all communication with the financial institution by contacting that institution directly at the number listed on your account statement or bill.

Be aware of the links or pop ups online. Never click on a questionable link or download a suspicious email attachment.

Strong passwords can keep accounts more secure. Resist the urge to use the same password across many accounts. Once that password is compromised, the cyber criminal may be able to try it on the other accounts. Consider using a password manager to suggest and save strong and unique passwords for each account.

Utilize multifactor authentication (MFA) whenever possible. MFA adds an extra layer of protection by using a password as well as a unique code or biometric to unlock the account.

Conduct all financial business on a personal device on a secure network. Delete the cache and history frequently to avoid leaving a digital trace.





LW Bicycle Group had a fun beach party on Nov. 1 at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Everyone is welcome to join the group on Sundays with breakfast, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are required. For more information, contact Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075, or Mary Romero at 562-509-8475.


Try a fun alternative to the gym with Zumba Club

Zumba Club meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center and on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. 

Last week, club members celebrated Halloween by dressing up and dancing to the “Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” “Ghost Busters” and more. 

Aside from being good for all ages, zumba is a fun dancing workout that may improve coordination, balance and increase strength in older adults. It is a great low-impact cardio for people looking to improve their heart health and boost confidence, and may reduce arthritis over time.

—Peggy Beste



Everyone is invited to attend the water aerobics class daily, from 8:30-9 a.m., at the LW swimming pool. Classes are free, fun and offer fundamental water calisthenics. People can wear bathing suits, or t-shirts and shorts. Anyone who is looking to add variety to their exercise routine is welcome to try it out.


Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete the application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Sweet and sour pork, sticky white rice, green bean almandine, cauliflower, banana, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion and tomato salad. 

Friday, Nov. 10

No service. Closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Monday, Nov. 13

Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, biscuit, orange, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and macaroni salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Chicken breast marsala with mushroom and white wine sauce, brown rice, green bean almondine, carrots, apple, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing and crackers. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Beef goulash, whole grain dinner roll, zucchini medley, tangerine, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and tri-color pasta salad.


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World, meets on Mondays at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood. Dues are 99 cents per year. 

Walking can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in older adults. For more information, call Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.


Dental Services for Retired Veterans

For the 10th consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer annual free dental services for retired veterans in honor of Veterans Day. 

Retired veterans will get their dental checkup, X-rays and regular cleaning today, Nov. 9, at 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos, 90720. “We love our veterans and where there is love, there is always an opportunity to serve” said Barsamian. To schedule an appointment, call 562-596-4439, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

—Dr. Seza Barsamian



The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 and are optional for visitors. The annual membership fee is $10. Weekly dues are 10 cents. 

All female residents looking to improve their health are invited to join any of the club’s meetings by arriving no later than 8:45 a.m. and showing their GRF ID. New visitors can attend  up to three meetings for free before joining the club on their third visit.

The club lost a total of 2.5 pounds the week ending Nov. 3, and a total of 37.5 pounds in October. There will be no meetings Nov. 24 and Dec. 22. 

Lisa Brass wore two crowns at the clubs last meeting as the top loser with a half-pound weight loss, and the queen of October with an 8.5 pounds total weight loss. She attributed her double success to intermittent fasting by having her first meal at 10 a.m. and last by 6 p.m. Brass was also the winner of the lucky bag drawing. 

The funny money contest ends Nov. 10, and each member’s pumpkin decorations will determine the amount of funny money they’ll get to purchase donated gift items at Dec. 8 Christmas auction.

On Dec. 15 the club will have a Christmas party and awards ceremony for current members who have weighed in since September. The club’s last meeting of the year is Dec. 29.

—Judy Chambers


Health Tip

As people age, they naturally lose muscle mass, so it’s important to strength train to stay strong. If there’s only time for one exercise, do a set set of squats, experts say. 

Squats strengthen all of the muscle groups in legs, including the calves, quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes, as well as muscles in the lower back and core. Those muscles provide the foundation for most activities of daily living, such as climbing a set of stairs and simply standing up from a chair.

Studies show a link between strong leg muscles and longevity. Healthy adults in their 70’s and older who have a greater quadriceos strength had a lower risk of  early death. Another study revealed that the ability to sit on the floor and then get up without using the hands or knees could predict one’s mortality.


Make it a date night or learn a new skill with the Dancing Feet Club

The Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2: line dance lesson and practice on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., and social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday from 6-9:30 p.m. Come dressed to impress and bring favorite snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not allowed. There is no fee to the participants. 

For more information, text Ed Bolos at 551-998-4223 or email at edgbolos@gmail.com. 

On Oct. 22, the club had Halloween night where people line danced to an eerie “Monster Mash” and “Spooky Skeleton.” The ambience was enhanced by beautiful decorations and impeccable lighting crafted and donated by Terry Manarang, a member of the club.

—Ed Bolos


Sign up for the Joyful Line Dance holiday party by Nov. 30

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club will have a special class from 10-10:30 for newbies to learn easy and simple dances. 

The club’s leaders make this process easy and enjoyable for new members. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Gina Baik, Karen Kei, Nak Soo Kim, Elizabeth Kim and Sunny Kim. 

Each leader goes to the stage to demonstrate before the music plays so beginners can learn by watching their steps. 

Everyone is welcome to join with the minimal membership fee. Exercise or dancing shoes are required. All attendees and their guests must sign in as they enter the class with their name, mutual, and unit number. 

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the club will have a holiday line dance party from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with sumptuous Korean lunch. All residents are welcome to stop by the class before Nov. 30 and sign up for the party, $20 per person.

The club’s goal is to connect residents who love to have fun and dance and would like to make new friends. Dancing is enjoyable and fulfilling way to stay active while creating lasting connections.

For questions or more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. 

It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. 

LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, with a drop off at the Community Center. The Minibus returns to the Amphitheater at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Roast beef with brown gravy, baked potato with sour cream, chef’s cut vegetable blend, dinner roll with Smart balance, apple pie or fresh fruit (diet).

Friday, Nov. 10

No service. Closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Monday, Nov. 13

Cream of spinach soup with sugar-free crackers, tarragon chicken salad with yogurt dressing, lemony orzo salad, and mandarin orange.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Mexican beef cocido, cubed beef with broth, vegetable mix, tortilla, salsa, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Ground turkey bolognese, bow-tie pasta, Italian vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, Parmesan cheese (one pack), and tropical fruit mix.


Easy dinner idea for a cozy night in

Mutual 16 resident Lita Lewis, 92, shared her go-to recipe for a minestrone soup. “It’s so easy and good! With colder weather just around the corner this would be a good soup to have on hand” said Lewis.

Quick Minestrone Soup

1 (16-oz) package of frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend;

2 (15-oz) cans of stewed tomatoes;

2 (14 1/2-oz) cans of broth (beef, vegetable or chicken);

1 (15-oz) can of great Northern beans;

2 oz of uncooked vermicelli pasts (broken into 2” pieces);

Grated Parmesan cheese to taste.

In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except for Parmesan cheese. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over soup in individual serving bowls.



LW Birthdays

Anita Smart celebrated her centennial year Nov. 5

My friend and neighbor Anita Smart turned 100 years old on Nov. 5, 2023 and she has lived a long and very interesting life. She was born in Los Angeles and went to Benjamin Franklin high school in Highland Park.  She had three brothers and has outlived them all.  

She met her husband, Bob, at a meeting when she was 16 years old and they were married on Sept. 7, 1943.  

Bob enrolled at UCLA as an engineering major, but soon he was drafted and spent four years in the Army’s Engineers division.  Meanwhile, Anita went to work as a teller in a bank.  

When Bob was released from the army, he went to UCLA, resumed his studies and soon graduated.  He then went to work for Mobil Oil as a petroleum geologist.  They moved around a lot because of Bob’s job, living in several states, including Connecticut, Utah, Texas and Colorado, and ending up in California. Their son Michael was born in 1950 and their daughter Ann was born in 1952.

During those years, Smart was a busy wife and mother, involved in the children’s lives. She was room mother for the PTA and served as PTA president twice.

When the kids were grown, Bob and Anita moved to Stamford, Connecticut, and Anita went to work as a receptionist in a law firm.  

Both Bob and Anita were avid golfers and they played every chance they got. In some very beautiful golf courses.   They also enjoyed games of cribbage. As a 40th anniversary gift to themselves,  they bought a time share in Hawaii and spent every summer there for quite a few years.  

Bob and Anita were happily married for 67 years.  After Bob died of kidney failure in 2010, Anita sold their beautiful home in San Clemente and moved to Leisure World in 2012 to be closer to her daughter and son- in-law who live in Rossmoor Estates.  

Smart belongs to the Cribbage and Canasta Clubs, and has made many friends in Leisure World. She is a tiny woman, only 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and enjoys amazingly good health, as well as her nightly cocktail. She plays crossword puzzles daily and goes for a walk most days.

Smart credits her long life to good genes, an active lifestyle and she tries not to worry too much. She is just an amazing woman.

— Joan Rose


Lucille Martin celebrates 96 years with family

Fourteen family members and Hector Galvez, her caregiver, came together to honor and celebrate Lucille Martin’s upcoming 96th birthday on Nov. 8.  In attendance were her six children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two of her children traveled from as far as Colorado and Washington.

Martin, of Mutual 15, has been a resident of Leisure World since 2006 and has been involved in many clubs such as the Democratic Club, Senior Patriots for Peace, and the Genealogy Club. 

She enjoyed attending dance classes and often was found in the gym exercising on a stationary bike until she got her own.

Martin had only two wishes for her birthday: to take a family portrait for the Leisure World newspaper and to eat ice cream. The gathering was a success in both regards. 


Elected officials to host scam prevention talk Nov. 14

Assemblywoman Diane Dixon and Sen. Janet Nguyen will host a Senior Scam Stoppers presentation for Leisure World residents.  Everyone is encouraged to come learn how to protect their personal information on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Jackie Wylie from the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation will share information on how to safeguard personal information. Schemes aren’t just on the “dark web.” Scams can be in-person, on the computer, over the phone or in texts. Wylie is a DFPI targeted outreach specialist and will instruct people on how to recognize those tricks and what to do when they appear. 

 Dixon is a pragmatic businesswoman and former mayor who represents the 72nd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods and Lake Forest.

Nguyen represents California Senate District 36, which covers Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Westminster, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Fountain Valley, Buena Park, Dana Point, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Stanton, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Artesia and Hawaiian Gardens and unincorporated cities of Midway City and Rossmoor. Nguyen has previously served as a city council member, Orange County supervisor, state senator in the 34th District, and state assemblywoman.


Battery Recycling

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) battery recycling program returns on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. A GRF ID is required.  

GAF will collect approved batteries including alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lithium ion, lithium metal, silver oxide, button cell batteries and all other dry cell batteries. People are asked place each lithium battery in a separate bag  in accordance to recycling requirements.

For more information, call Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410.  


SBLW Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The SBLW Democratic Club’s next voter education session will be on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1 p.m.  These sessions have been relaunched as a component of the club’s current efforts to help LW voters understand the importance of down-ballot races.  

Attorney Theresa Danton will be the club’s resource person for this third session in the  series. She will assist participants in understanding how the Orange County Superior Court system functions.  She will also present information about how to know more about the 36 contests for judicial offices for which candidates are to be nominated or elected during the March 5 Primary Election.The voter education sessions are free to attend.  To reserve a space for the Nov. 15 session, email Beverleybender@gmail.com.

Club members should note the change in date for the monthly meeting in November.  This meeting will now be held on the fifth Thursday of the month on Nov. 30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1 p.m.

California Sen. Dave Min will join members in person for the Nov. 30 meeting. He will share information about his campaign for election in Congressional District 47 (CD 47) to the U.S. House of Representatives. Leisure World Democrats and supporters can email  sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com for information about how to join the meeting via Zoom.

During the Nov. 30 meeting, club members will also vote to elect the 2024/25 board of directors. The nominating committee presented a slate of candidates during the September club meeting. There have been no additional nominations coming from club members.

The Democratic Club is also continuing to expand its Neighbor to Neighbor program. Mutual coordinators and volunteers will gather together this month for updates on both candidates and issues that will be on the March 5 ballot.  Anyone interested in participating in this program should email kmoran97@yahoo.com.

Readers are reminded that the Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club believes health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and that facts and truth matter.  Everything appearing in these weekly press releases and the semi-monthly newsletters has been fact checked to the fullest extent possible.

All Leisure World Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter. To sign up, email  mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or call 562-296-8521.   It is important to include full contact information, including Party registration, in the request.


Golden age foundation

Next shredding event will be held Nov. 14

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will hold the last shredding service of the year on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot. 

In order to have the best service possible, the GAF reminds residents of the following rules:  

• Residents are asked to put documents in untied plastic or brown paper bags.

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m.

• Put bags on the front passenger seat for GAF volunteers to receive. 

• All residents are asked to drop and go. There will not be any chairs provided to sit and wait. 

• Magazines, newspaper, X-ray scans, electronic devices and contaminated bags will not be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips from documents. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World residents. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. 

Donations are welcome. 

For more information about the GAF and its services, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 


Community emergency response team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) fall class held a graduation celebration last week. Thanks to these dedicated Leisure World residents who learned skills to keep the community safe in a disaster. During the disaster simulation, all CERT members participate in a practice drill. GRF Safety Manager Eloy Gomez (center back) facilitates the program.


Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

Helen Sanders of Cat Protection and Welfare Society (CatPAWS) will speak at the Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.   

CatPAWS is a Seal Beach nonprofit cat rescue organization that does much more than rescue, foster and adopt cats to loving homes. CatPAWS has several new and exciting programs including, pet therapy for seniors, mobile spay/neuter clinics and opportunities for Leisure World residents to get involved as volunteers.

CatPAWS has a permanent adoption center located at PetSmart in Rossmoor, where adorable, adoptable cats and kittens meet the public and find their “furever” homes. The organization is always looking for interested volunteers who can self-schedule their shifts, and work as many or as few days and hours as they wish.

Residents are invited to attend the meeting and learn more about CatPAWS’ work in the community saving cat’s lives and enriching the lives of people who cherish them.

There will be a video presentation and an opportunity drawing for prizes, including PetSmart gift cards. 

 People are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, call Bonnie Kaplan at 714-930-5314.


Sunshine Club

Pam Kruger from the Dementia Friends Program will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Nov. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

A dementia friend is someone who, through an in-person session, learns about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends program to visiting someone who is living with dementia, every action counts. Anyone of any age can be a dementia friend in Orange County. Everyone has a part to play in creating a memory-friendly community. 

All residents are welcome to join the meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

People are asked to arrive promptly, those who are late are asked to quietly use the back door so as not to disturb the presentation.

For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Mutual 2 Fire Suppression Training

Mutual 2’s Emergency Buddy System Team, led by Dr. Rosa Fabian and Dave Forney along with emergency buddies Teresa, Doreen, Angie, Le, Joanne and Christine, organized a fire suppression training on Oct. 28.  

Twenty-nine Mutual 2 residents received the effective, easy to understand training given by GRF Emergency Safety Coordinator Eloy Gomez,.

 The training ended with appreciation and applause to Gomez for his engaging presentation and all participants felt better prepared to respond during a fire emergency.

—Doreen Chesebro


Save the date for the American Legion’s annual fashion show

The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor its annual fashion show and luncheon on March 9, in Clubhouse 2. Carol’s, Old Town Seal Beach, will provide the fashion for this event.  

Tickets can be purchased for $40 or $300 for a table of eight. The event will include lunch provided by “Love At First Bite” and a raffle. 

All proceeds will go toward scholarships for veterans enrolled in the nursing program at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and local programs for veterans and their families. 

The club looks forward to presenting this event again in support of veterans. 

To reserve tickets, call Denese Anderson at 951-640-9340.


Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) October meeting discussed safety tips for the holidays. The group spoke about the main hazards that residents need to be aware of such as proper lifting techniques, not drinking and driving (approximately 52% of fatal crashes happen during the holidays), cleaning-up broken ornaments, making sure to keep Christmas trees at least 3 feet away from heat sources and watering it often. 

With all the excitement of the holidays, it’s so easy to slip, trip and fall; make sure to keep cords out of high traffic areas.  Whether it’s decorating a tree or the home, use the correct tool, ladder or step stool. When using holiday lights, avoid frayed wires and use the right outlets. It’s important to have a fire extinguisher nearby especially because of all the flammables during the holiday season.  

Make sure to not leave food standing too long on the table (like a turkey) to avoid food poisoning. It’s important to always have a designated driver when being served alcohol. LWers should be careful when they are around a lot of people in the stores, movie theaters or airports because this is the season for colds, COVID-19 and other illnesses.

 CERT also discussed the idea of placing a cardboard sign in  windows in case of a catastrophic event that says signifies safety on one side and needing help on the other side.

Each month CERT give a valuable gift to a lucky member.  This month, it was Anne Killian’s turn when she won a folding stepstool.


American Legion Post 327 will host Veterans Day program

 The American Legion Post 327 will host the annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Velvetones will start off the festivities at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. The program will begin with master ceremonies conducted by Cmdr. Rich Carson at 10 a.m, followed by a special program. 

The program will end at 11 a.m. with the calling of the names of the people in Leisure World who have gone to post everlasting, followed by the playing of “Taps.”

All residents and their families are welcome to attend this event. It will be a great opportunity to share the importance of Veterans Day with family.  

The Post will hold its usual bingo games this Sunday, Nov. 12, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the first call is at 1:30. Play-in is $5 for 10 games and there are other games available. The Post also serves light refreshments and free coffee.

The Post’s general meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All veterans are invited to attend even if they belong to a different post.

The Post will also hold bingo games on the fourth Sunday of the month, Nov. 26. Bingo is also held in Clubhouse 2 and the doors open at 1 p.m. with play beginning at 1:30. 


SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs 24/7 on TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37.  For the Roku channel go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. Playback schedule available each week in LW Weekly

Thursday, Nov. 9

4  pm  Aloha Club Ukulele Group

5 pm Nova Scotia/ Leisure 

          World Pickleball 

5:30 pm  Studio Cafe

6 pm  Spawn Family Reunion

7:30 pm Stone Soul/ Emergency 

Expo Preparedness

10:30 pm On Q

11 pm Meet, greet and treat picnic 

11:30 pm Pizza at Hospitality Room

Friday, Nov. 10

4 pm  On Q

5 pm  Harvest Moon

6:30 pm  Spawn Family Reunion

8 pm  Hip to Be Square

10 pm Leisure World Pickleball/ 

           Nova Scotia 

10:30 pm Spawn Family Reunion

Saturday, Nov. 11

4pm Harvest Moon

5:30 pm LW Orchestra

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm LAUSD Meeting Replay

8 pm Spawn Family Reunion

9:30 pm Mystery at the Theater

10 pm Aliens Walk Among Us/ 

            Head Master

10:30 pm  Stone Soul/ Emergency 

Expo Preparedness

11:30 pm  Meet, greet and treat picnic 

 Sunday, Nov. 12

4 pm  Stone Soul/ Emergency 

           Expo Preparedness

5 pm  Neil Diamond Tribute Band

6:31 pm Nova Scotia/Leisure 

                World Pickleball

7 pm  LW Orchestra

8 pm  Spawn Family Reunion

9:30 pm  Road Trip

10 pm Harvest Moon 

11:30 pm  Studio Cafe

Monday, Nov. 13 

4 pm  Spawn Family Reunion

5:30 pm On Q

6:30 pm Stone Soul at Expo

7:30 pm  Studio Cafe

8 pm  Leisure World Pickleball/ 

          Nova Scotia 

8:30 pm  Seal Beach Car Show 

9 pm Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

9:30 pm LW Lapidary Club

10 pm Korean Nights

11:30 pm Road Trip 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

4 pm  Stone Soul/ Emergency 

           Preparedness Expo

5 pm  Meet, greet and treat picnic

5:30 pm  Nova Scotia/ Leisure 

  World Pickleball

6 pm  LW Orchestra

7 pm  Always Tina Turner 

           Tribute Band 

8:30 pm  Harvest Moon 

10 pm  Studio Cafe

10:30 pm On Q 

11:30 pm Road Trip

Wednesday, Nov. 15

4 pm  Pizza at Hospitality Room

5 pm  Head Master/ Aliens Walk 

          Among Us

5:30 pm  Mystery at the Theater

6:30 pm  Neil Diamond Tribute Band 

8 pm  LW Orchestra

9 pm  Hip to Be Square

10:30pm Always Tina Turner Tribute Band 

All programming subject to change


GAF and Ralphs Rewards

Members of Holy Family Catholic Church stopped by at clubhouse 6 for coffee and to sign up for the  Ralphs Reward Program. Golden Age Foundation (GAF) board members Beth Greely and Diana Lambert were there to assist in all of the members to sign up for the Ralph’s Reward program. 

The holiday season is around the corner, and the GAF encourages residents to join the Ralphs Reward Program before they begin grocery shopping for the upcoming holidays. The Ralphs Community Contribution Program is sponsored by its parent Kroger Grocery Stores and is an easy way for Leisure World residents to raise money for the GAF.  

Each Wednesday, GAF Board members will be in Clubhouse 6 to assist shareholders in signing up or the program. In order to sign up, GAF volunteers will asks for shareholders’ full name, email, and the phone number related to their Ralphs membership to complete the transaction. The information will be shredded once the registration is complete.

The GAF volunteers who help people sign up for the Ralph’s Reward program will take a break beginning Dec. 20 until Jan. 10.



In Memoriam

Trinidad Hernandez 55

Barbara Harlocker 93

Jonathan Waxman 60

Robert Collopy 77

Patsy Separd 84

Andrea Demone 81

Jo Ann Zergman 92

Felipe Alemon 71

Mark Glenn 68

George Howard 78

Khiev Koeut 66

Leon Leonardo 85

Kim Ran 60

Rosemary Hulen 101

Ramiro Diaz 86

Victor Alijan 92

Kathleen King 72

Peter Moy 70

Jesus Martinez Fabela 59

Fred Mbachu 61

Guadalupe Ramirez Mora 58

Charlene Reynolds 69

Melvin Makahanaloa 85

Jacqueline Oglesby 72

Stephen Reneau 63

Nancy Chenoweth 70

Janice Davidson 79

Frank Kropacek 86

Daniel Hayes 67

Families Assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary



Pickleball Club dominates in tournament play

The Leisure World Pickleball Club challenged Laguna Woods players to a friendly tournament on Oct. 21. The Leisure World team took the win with 30 games to Laguna Woods’ 19. Needless to say it was a great time. So great, that at the end of the tournament the Laguna Woods team requested a rematch, the
date of which is to be determined.

Jim Thomason is conducting new player lessons for free every fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Also, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. there are free drills for beginners who may want
to practice and upgrade their skills. 

For additional club information, contact lwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com.

—Jesus Sosa


Duplicate Bridge Club

The Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets. Players can call Dan Frank at 562-739-6441 or email him at danfrankcpa@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 to confirm reservations.

Oct. 23 winners (nine tables): Howard Smith and Fred Reker, and Thad Mikols and Joan Tschirki, north/south; Schmuel Fisher and Tudi Lamendola, and Judith Jones and Al Appel, east/west.

Oct. 26 winners (four tables): Howard Small and Sue Boswell, and Fred Reker and Larry Slutsky, north/south. 

Oct. 27 winners (six and one-half tables): Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, and Fred Reker and John Hagman, north/south; Jeanette Estill and Melanie Smith, and Dave Carman and Howard Small, east/west.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results. 

For club information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314 or howard.small@outlook.com.

—Sue Fardette


Saturday Social Bunco Club

Play is set for this Saturday

Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun. The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be held Nov. 11 in the
Clubhouse 3 lobby. Play begins at 1:30 p.m.

The winners from the Oct. 28 meeting were: Sandy Weisenstein and Diane Seeger, most buncos; Nancy Brown, most wins; Marilyn Moody, most babies; Linda Payne, most losses; Yvonne Richards, door prize winner. 

For more information call Doris Dack at 714-356-0443.

—Doris Dack



Long-standing fall club tradition is coming up

The Shuffleboard Club will play its long-standing fall tradition—the “Turkey Shoot” tournament—on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Players must sign-up in advance (sign-up sheets are in the Courts Building) and there is a $5 fee to play. Each player will shoot on all six courts, and every court will have a unique obstacle to achieve regular shuffleboard scoring. After each game, individual scores will be tallied to determine the overall winner. Winners will receive cash prizes.

No Tuesday league games were played on Oct. 31. Game results for Nov. 3 will appear in next week’s LW Weekly.

For information, call Membership Coordinator Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Lynn Baidack


Chess Club

The LW Chess Club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Keep Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay by practicing this strategy game, proven to improve short and long-term memory, critical thinking skills and cognitive function. People are encouraged to bring one or more friends and enjoy the moment. Men and women are welcome.

The Ladies “Q” Pool Club

The Ladies “Q” Pool Club is a place for women in Leisure
World to get together to play pool. The club meets every Monday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. A meeting is held on the first Monday of the
month to discuss issues that concern the club, followed by a game of pool. 

The pool room is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Members are encouraged to practice at their leisure.

The goal of the club is to have fun. Beginners are encouraged and welcome. Members are happy to teach beginners how to play. Yearly dues are $5. 

For more information, contact Susan Dodson at 562-279-5282.


Water Aerobics

The water aerobics class meets Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. (Wednesdays at 10:30) for exercise and fun at the Aquatic Center pool.


LW Women’s Golf Club

Turkey Shoot tournament begins on Nov.14

The next major tournament for the LW Women’s Golf Club will be the Turkey Shoot, happening Nov. 14 and 21.

The weekly tournament had 31 golfers participating in a special tournament organized by Karen Mendon. The nine groups of women were given one orange ball which they took turns hitting. If the team was able to return the
orange ball to Mendon, one point was subtracted from the score. Costumes were encouraged and many participated. 

The winners were: Joyce Basch, Dale Quinn, Nina DeRosa and Pam Krug, first place; Grace Choi, Ann Tran, Kay Hong and Sun Lee, second; Janice Turner, Clara Suh, Joann Lim, Alison Kim, and Susie Kim, Hae Lee, Sandy Kim, Helen Yoon, tie for third.

Those interested in joining the women’s golf club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact club treasurer Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information. 

—Liz Meripol


LW Pool Club

Bourhenne and Tivnan take first

At the pool club tournament on Oct. 28, 12 teams played nine ball doubles. Teams were picked by matching “A” and “B” players in a random draw. Seven rounds of 3, 6, 9 were played, where the three ball counts for one point, the six ball two points and the nine ball scores three points.

The final round came down to Tom Zimmerman and Dave Mackinder with 28 points against Kurt Bourhenne and Brian Tivnan with 25 points. Bourhenne and Tivnan made the 3, 6 and 9 to take first place with 31 points, while Zimmerman and Mackinder finished second with 28. 

In the Monday night pool league, known as the American League, the Cue Commandos beat the Renegades 9-4, moving them into third place. The Cue Commandos won five of their six doubles matches and Roy Middlestead and teammate Wildfire Christensen each had five wins.

Joker’s Wild beat the Sharp Shooters 8-5 and increased their league lead to four games over the Cue Crew. Frank Sablan led Joker’s Wild with five wins. Joker’s Wild has held the lead all season.

The Rustlers won over the Cue Crew 8-5. Rusty Aquino won four games for the Rustlers, including both of his singles matches.

At the Wednesday night pool league, called the National League, Right On Cue continued their winning ways by beating X Factor 9-4. This extended their league lead over The Favorites to eight games. Tom Zimmerman won five games for Right On Cue. Zimmerman won all of his doubles matches.

The Stevenators edged Shot First, Then Shape, 7-6. Steve Edrich of the Stevenators won five games, including the final three player eight ball match that decided the contest.

The Favorites solidified their hold on second place by beating Hot Sticks 8-5. Dave Silva of The Favorites won five games, including both of his singles matches.

For club information, contact Steve Edrich at 714-980-3665.

—David Silva


Men’s Golf League plays at multiple courses

Ten golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League, including guests Steve Tierney and returning player John Mayer, played Oct. 27 at the 5,800-yard par-70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. The weather was cool and very damp with no sun until the last few holes. This meant that wet fairways and greens persisted right through to the end of the round. The course is well-kept, and the greens are large. 

With many elevation changes and several difficult crossings of the Santa Ana riverbed, positioning for second shots is paramount. Surprisingly with just average playing conditions the course yielded seven of the eight rounds at net under par and four birdies—one each by Chris Lankford, Sam Choi, Dave LaCascia and Gary Stivers. Choi had fewest putts in the “A” flight, and Bob Munn and Daniel Mahoney tied in the “B.” Choi was closest to the pin on the 100-yard ninth hole, and Mahoney was closest on the 150-yard second. 

A flight winners (handicaps 0–19): Lankford, 9 under 61, first place; Choi, 7 under 63, second; LaCascia, 3 under 67, third; Stivers, 2 under 68, fourth; Bill McKusky, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Mahoney, 5 under 65, first place; Lowell Goltra, 4 under 66, second; Munn, even par 70, third.

Twelve golfers plus guest John Mayer played Oct. 30 at the 5,600-yard par-71 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The weather was initially cool, but the usual dampness and wet conditions were not present partly due to extremely low humidity and weak Santa Ana winds that increased somewhat as the round progressed. As the sun rose the temps went up and the humidity went way down.

Meadowlark has been kept in great shape for a long time. Many elevation changes, inverted pie plate (turtle back) greens, plus large sand traps and numerous water hazards challenge everyone. 

Even with the good playing conditions, only four of the 12 rounds were net under par in part due to the on-and-off winds. There were just three birdies—one each by Clay Fischer, Larry Hillhouse and Chris Lankford. Gary Stivers had fewest putts in the “A” flight and Tom Ross in the “B.” Dave LaCascia was closest to the pin on the 140-yard over water seventh hole, and Bob Munn was closest on the 140-yard into the wind 16th. 

A flight winners (handicaps 0–19): LaCascia, 3 under 68, first place; tie between Stivers and Fischer, 1 under 70, second; tie between Hillhouse and Sam Choi, third; Lankford, fourth; Bill McKusky, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Bob Munn, 1 under 70, first place; Ross, 1 over 72, second; Daniel Mahoney, third; Lowell Goltra, fourth; Gene Vesely, fifth. 

The Monday and Friday golf leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are always quite full, so advance league reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. Those interested should contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.

—Dave LaCasia



No tricks, all treats during Halloween club play

The Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Yearly dues are $5 and a $1 fee is collected each week to play. Players who arrive by 12:15 are assured a place to play. Refreshments are served at noon with club announcements at 12:25. Play begins at 12:30. A total of seven games are played.

Last week Halloween was celebrated as Marie McGuire treated the club to a delicious “Happy Halloween” cake with ice cream. Candy Meyers and Carrie Kistner served the refreshments and Melinda
Cowan provided mixed nuts and candies.

The club congratulates the winners: Patti Smith, 827, first place; Rosemary Wu, 824, second; Joan Berg, Jack Hawn and Mary Holder, 821, third; Richard McCarty, 820, fourth.

Jack O’Brien and Julie Milburn finished with no wins.

A special congratulations to Bob Berry who achieved 28 points out of a possible 29, which is the highest score for a hand. 

New members are always welcome. For more information contact Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665.

—Mary Holder


Basketball court stands ready for play

There is a basketball half-court available adjacent to the pickleball courts in the back of Clubhouse 2. Dribbling is just waiting to happen.


Pinochle Club

The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon-4 p.m.

Oct. 23 winners: Don Krammer, 13,410, first place; Gene Smith, 13,060, second; Jim Campbell, 11,850, third; Joe Wierzbricki, 10,810, fourth.

Oct. 26 winners: Marge Dodero, 12,240, first place; Don Krammer, 11,750, second; Alma Zamzow, 11,460, third; Howard Bleakley, 11,190, fourth.

Oct. 28 winners: Curt Rogers, 12,180, first place; Antonia Zupancich, 10,870, second; Joan Taylor, 10,840, third; Howard Bleakley, 10,790, fourth.

Oct. 30 winners: Irene Perkins, 13,450, first place; Gene Smith, 12,770, second; Roberta Johnson, 12,130, third; Howard Bleakley, 11,140, fourth.

For more information, contact Antonia Zupancich at 760-427-2731.



Table tennis is available for play on the first floor of Clubhouse 6. The Table Tennis Club offers lots of play options. Look for their information and sign-up sheets by the tables.


Mexican Train Dominoes Club

The Mexican Train Dominoes Club meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

The object of the game is for a player to play all the tiles from his or her hand onto one or more trains emanating from a
central station.



Assembly of God

 There are plenty of people with sour expressions and equally sour dispositions.  People who are full of joy are the pleasant exception. Christians should be the exception. Those whose lives are built on Jesus Christ and the confident assurance of the salvation he offers can have an unshakable daily joy, despite outward circumstances. That means through sickness, misfortune, war, loss or even death, nothing can steal one’s God-given joy. Happiness is temporal.  Joy is eternal.  Pastor Chuck Franco will share a message  titled “Joy, Our Testimony,” from John 15:11 this coming Sunday, Nov. 12.  

The Wednesday Bible study is studying “Faith in Hostile Times,” by Berni Dymet. So many people question what the world is coming to in these volatile times.  Even those who have been Christians for decades can be saddened and discouraged by world events and the challenge to biblical values and societal norms. But there is hope, and there are answers in God’s word.  Now is a great time to make Bible study a regular part of your weekly activities. More information about Leisure World Assembly of God can be found at lwassemblyofgod.com. 

Those who want prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or have not received a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon and want one, can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com, or Carolyn van Aalst at 562-343-8424, for  prayer requests. 

Pastor Chuck Franco’s sermons can be accessed on Facebook (Chuck Franco) and the Faithlife app under the group “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. The sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641. 

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Nov. 13-19 is James. The lesson manual “Come Follow Me” says “Sometimes just one verse of scripture can change the world. James 1:5 seems like a simple bit of counsel. If you need wisdom, ask God.” 


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services conducted by Rabbi Karen Isenberg on Friday, Nov. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. An Oneg will follow services. Rabbi Mike Mymon will conduct hybrid services on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Chayei Sarah from the book of Genesis. Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah) opens as Sarah dies and Abraham buys the Cave of Machpelah to bury her. Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant meets Rebecca at a well, and Rebecca returns with the servant to marry Isaac. Abraham remarries, has more children, and dies at age 175.  

Congregation Sholom  has been serving Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online. Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet. 


Interfaith Council Picnic

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Interfaith Council Of Leisure World will sponsor a “Fall’s Falling Picnic,” at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. There will be El Pollo Loco chicken, salads and pumpkin pie. There will also be entertainment. RSVP to Alberta Karch at 562-296-5567 to ensure there will be enough food. Every participant is asked to bring a salad to serve eight people.


Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet Monday, Nov. 13 and 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group is currently studying the book of John, chapters 5-6 in John McArthur’s study book. For more information, contact Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597 or Margie Robertson at 562-594-8100.


Community Church

Extended Advent begins the new Christian year and creates a season of seven Sundays before Christmas. At the time of its founding, Christmas was appearing in stores earlier and earlier making it difficult to have a season of Advent—which is often characterized by a time of waiting for the return of Jesus.  

At Community Church, members  approach Advent less as a time of waiting and more as a time of preparation for the return of Jesus on Easter. It serves as the launch point for Christian’s participation in the work of Jesus to build the kingdom of God.

Looking around the country and the world right now, it seems clear that this isn’t a time for waiting, but rather a time to prepare and to act to bring greater love into the world that seems to be bursting at the seams. 

Community Church will begin singing Christmas music during  Advent as members look at the significance of God loving the world so much that God entered the world as a human.  

Pastor Johan Dodge will lead a six-session weekly Advent study, titled “Advent is for Action,” beginning today, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

At Community Church, all are welcome here. Sunday Worship is at 9:50  a.m., followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex. 

Community Church is located inside Leisure World at 14000 Church Place.  

People may also watch services on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link. 

Those who are in need without another way to address it, may call the church office to leave a message at 562-431-2503.


Faith Christian Assembly

There have been studies on the pervasiveness of loneliness and social isolation in the current culture. According to these studies, loneliness can have profound affects on our physical and mental health. The people at Faith Christian Assembly, want LWers know that they don’t have to be lonely. All are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly  for Sunday services each week at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. People  can expect a warm and sincere greeting, inspiring worship including a traditional hymn or two, and a relevant message from God’s word.

LWers are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly for service on Sundays with pre-service prayer at 5. Dig deeper into the word each Wednesday at the midweek Bible Study at 11 a.m. The Grief Share group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room. 

Faith Christian Assembly is located just outside of Leisure World at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church,  call 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.   


Beit HaLev

The Beit HaLev community continues prayers for Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, the safe return of all hostages and a swift end to the Israel-Hamas war.

The Torah reading this week is “Chayei Sarah” (The Life of Sarah) from Genesis 24:10-54; the Maftir (the end of the Parashah) is Genesis 25:16-18. Abraham’s beautiful wife and the mother of his beloved son, Isaac, has died. Abraham sends his servant Eliezer to Charan where he intends to find a wife for Isaac among his brothers’ daughters.  Rebecca displays exactly the virtues that Abraham hopes for and Eliezer brings her home to Isaac—and it’s love at first sight. The Maftir gives the account of Abraham’s firstborn son, Ishmael, and his 12 sons who became princes of their respective tribes.

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue and interactive service, go to Facebook at  www.facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams or join the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/44kW8xP.

All Beit HaLev services share prayerbooks onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are affiliated with the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities and Clergy and the International Federation of Rabbis.  It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy.  The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and we don’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid.

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue mailing list, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Beit HaLev does not require a fee for membership, but contributions are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s

Bishop Finck will preside over Redeemer Lutheran’s service on Sunday, Nov. 12, with an inspiring message. The Gospel lesson on the 24th Sunday after Pentecost is from Matthew 25:1-13, where Jesus tells a parable about his own second coming, emphasizing the need for readiness at all times. The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck, will sing “Come, We That Love the Lord.”

The Congregational Meeting is immediately following the service in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. Members will vote on the 2024 budget and election of church council members. All members are encouraged to attend this short meeting, after which,  there will bet dessert, coffee and fellowship.


LW Baptist

When Christians sing, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” they refer to bringing everything to God in prayer. That is the theme of LW Baptist Church’ worship service on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Praying to God for others is God’s people’s special privilege. It is also their duty. Samuel the prophet said it would be a sin not to do so. The apostle Paul’s New Testament prayers model adoration of and thanksgiving to God and supplication on behalf of others. 

The church choir will sing, “Showers of Blessing,” which always result when God’s people pray. 

To learn of other church activities this week, call 562-889-8888.


First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join in worship and explore God’s word together, “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

Genesis 22:1-12 is a story of how Abraham’s faith was tested in such a way that it is easy to question why God would ask such a horrific thing of him. Verses 1-2 say, “Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham and said to him, Abraham! And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.’” 

Why would God ask Abraham to do such an abominable thing? The answer comes further in the story in Genesis 22:11-12, “But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said ‘Here I am.’ And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now, for I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son from Me.’” 

God had never intended that Isaac would die by the hand of his father. The purpose was to test Abraham’s faith and his trust in God. Abraham had finally come to a place in his fellowship with God, come through a variety of trials with God by his side and had come to understand God would not forsake him no matter the circumstance.  Abraham demonstrated a deep faith and trust.

The story of Abraham and his obedience and willingness is understood as a picture of the sacrifice God made of his son, his only begotten son, Jesus, the Messiah. Romans 5:1,3 says  “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  But we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope.”

Weekend Services 

Sunday services are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. The First Christian choir will sing “If My People Will Pray.”   

Saturday are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The services includes contemporary songs of worship, led by Gregory Black with guitar and vocal accompaniment.  

Midweek Studies 

Melli Herrera leads the women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Gary Whitlatch leads the Tuesday Bible study from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 Pastor Humes leads the Thursday Bible study from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Humes also leads the prayer Bible study on Fridays from 6-7 p.m.   

All are welcome to join.

Scripture of the Week

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:37-39  NASB 


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.

 For more information about the church or to receive prayer, call the church message line at 562-431-8810.


Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church members celebrated life on Oct. 22. With the support of its parishioners and good friends, the church was able to put together baby supplies to donate to Santa Ana Life Center.   Church members also enjoyed time together with a little reception outside the church, where the director of the Pro-Life Center and a mother came to receive the gifts.  Jeanette Barreras, and Becky Maffucci were responsible for preparing the baskets and reception. 




Neighborhood Leisure-World resident available with/seamstress/alteration-service experience. Please call Long  661-904-6151.


We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

Serving LW since 1999.  SB Business License 699080.  Exp 1/03/2024



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 11/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/10/2024


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 1/31/2024


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257.  Bonded and Insured. Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 1/10/2024


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 1/10/2024


Bel-Rich Painting.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.

Exp 1/24/2024


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/22


SKYLIGHTS CLEAN AND REPAIR  Licensed and insured  Dan (562) 841-3787 SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 12/27


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 11/29

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 11/29


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 11/29

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge.  Contact Diane Hart 714-955-2885.



Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 12/20



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 1/31/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years+ Leisure-World Experience. Licensed/Reliable/Honest-Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References-available/Fluent-English. Ann/714-624-1911 and Heide/562-277-3650.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 10/23/2024



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 1/03/2024


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+/years experience. Cooking/Cleaning/Medications/Doctors/Companions. Experience with Dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 1/24/2024


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 1/10/2024


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 12/20


Experienced hair-&-nails/Technicians at DAL JE’s Salon. 562-626-8122-OR-562-431-4603. We-cannot-wait-to-serve-you, only 5-minutes/away from Leisure-World!  SB Business License 14203016.  Exp 1/03/24


Experienced Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 

Exp 12/20


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 11/29


GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS. (Windows 10% off FIRST cleaning). General-housecleaning. Excellent referrals in Leisure-World. (562)-307-3861. 25/years-experience. SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 1/03/2024


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 1/24/2024


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 1/24/2024


MAGALY’S CLEANING  SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/call anytime! Complete-cleaning. 562-505-1613

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 12/13


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 12/13


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 1/10/2024



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 12/20


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/03/2024


2016 YAMAHA Golf Cart with folding/rear-seat/price-reduced/$4,995. Call/Text for photos or appointments to see it. 714-737-0884/Susie OR 310-980-7110/Maggie.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 11/15


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 11/22


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 11/29

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 11/22



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 12/27



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 1/03/2024


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Furnishings/Wrought-Iron/Rattan/1960s-Modern/Artwork/Rugs/Statutes/Tiki/Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. Call/562-243-7229


Patio Sale. Friday/November-10th & Saturday/November-11th. 13110 Seaview Lane, Mutual-10/Apartment-245B, 9:00am-4:00pm. Books/DVD/Jewelry/Russian-Medal/Menswear.


GOOD PATIO SALE. Thursday/November-9th and Friday/November-10th, 9:00am-2:00pm. Mutual-15/Apartment-27E, 1885 McKinney Way/(562)-431-4796. Baskets/Linens/Vintage-Silverware/Holiday-Items/and-LOTS-MORE!


Antique Roll-Top-Desk/Half-Size/$256. Antique Wood-File-Cabinet/(that-rolls)/$150. Two-Drawer Steel Filing-Cabinet/$50.Pictures available upon request. 562-243-3666.


ESTATE SALES by Jennifer and Denise. Thursday/November-9th and Friday the 10th from 9:00am-2:00pm. 13048 Del Monte Drive Mutual-15/Unit-42G. This beautiful home has many treasures! Floral-Couch/Side-Chairs/Oval-Coffee-Table/Dresser-with-Mirror/End-Tables/Corelle/Christmas/Art/Round-Glass-Top-Patio-Table-with-4-Chairs/Petite-Small-Women’s-Clothing/Men’s-Jackets/Samsonite-Round-Padded-Card-Table-with-4-Chairs/MCM-Swag-Lamp/Oreck-Commercial-Vacuum/Full-Size-Bed-with-Headboard/East-Lake-Marble-Top-Table/Cream-Fabric-Recliner/Vintage-Perfume-Bottles/Costume-Jewelry/and-MUCH-MORE.For entry through Leisure-World/main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 by Wednesday-evening. POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.