LWW Translate/Vie 12-23-21

Dec. 23 2021

Christmas Memories Last a Lifetime

Thank you to the LW residents who are spreading joy by sharing their best memories of Christmases past. Every holiday season is special, but sometimes, it’s comforting to remember what was, those special times gone by that kindle comfort and conjure loved ones.

Laura Garcia, Mutual 8

Christmases of my youth were filled with the welcoming fragrance of succulent pork simmering in a bath of spicy, pungent chili sauce, collaborating with the earthy aroma of corn masa. As a child, on Christmas Eve I looked forward to mama’s loving ritual of preparing corn-husk-wrapped treasures of aromatic goodness, Christmas TAMALES! The joyful anticipation for those edible gifts of love was almost as great as the endless wait for Santa’s visit. Today the first magical bite of my “Christmas” tamale transports me, gleefully, back to a time of endearing simple pleasures.

Pat Blum, Mutual 4

My mother’s birthday was Dec. 13.  As a child, we would have a birthday party, and we would decorate her Christmas tree. As the years passed, we moved the decorating to Thanksgiving Day when we were all together. I now have grand children and great-grandchildren who decorate my tree. Pictures are taken to capture how they have grown each year.  It’s a special time in my life.

Bob Berry, Mutual 4

In 1943, I lived in a little town in Iowa. My favorite memory of Christmas was in 1943. I was 9, and my brother was 11. We got a used bicycle that we could share, best X-mas of my life.

Linda Johnson, Mutual 15

This is a funny memory that happened many years ago, and our family still laughs about it. 

In 1975, our family went to Midnight Mass at the local Catholic Church in Astoria, Oregon. The Johnson family could fill an entire pew, and that was before the children/grandchildren started to arrive. My dad was a stocky, jovial man. He was the last one to enter the pew, and he sat at the very end. He picked up the church bulletin and started reading it before Mass began.  Suddenly, there was a “jiggling” of the pew. I looked down at the far end of the pew, and I see that my dad is trying desperately to keep from bursting into laughter. He passed the church bulletin to my mom, who was sitting next to him.  By the time the bulletin got to the other end, where my brother and I were sitting, we could see why the pew was almost rocking by then.

What the bulletin was supposed to say was, “we are here to celebrate the birth of the Divine Infant.” What the bulletin actually said was “we are here to celebrate the birth of the Diving Infant.” Almost 50 years later, I still can remember the experience of the ultimate typo.  We really did have a merry Christmas that night.  

Grace Kim, Mutual 14

My Christmas: I lived for 14 years in China, 17 years in Korea, and 60 years in the United States. When I lived in Shanghai, China, I attended Japanese school, and there was only one Korean Church. My parents were very active and dedicated church leaders. Sunday school students were all involved drama, and my role was an angel. It was a drama about Jesus born in the barn. My Christmas gift was a sweater my mother knitted. She wrapped it with white rice paper and left it by my bed. When I woke up on Christmas morning, I found it, and I was so excited to wear the beautiful sweater. I hugged my mom. Our Christmas tree was decorated by whole family with all the ornaments made by us. They were colored paper or colored by crayons. I remember that on Christmas eve, church choir members visited every home and sang Christmas carols. My mother gave them rice cakes and tangerines. On Christmas morning, we had chicken soup and tangerines. We visited friend’s homes, and we all had rice cakes.

Suzanne Job, Mutual 9

Christmas dinner is a holiday tradition. This one particular year, we planned a trip to Bishop to enjoy snow in the mountains. We made reservations before we left home. The hostess booked a time on Christmas Day without realizing the restaurant would be closed. 

When we arrived at the restaurant, the parking lot was empty, but the owner came out and said, “my executive chef is here, and we have another couple that showed up, so we’re going to serve your dinner.”    

Everything in town was closed on Christmas day, so they knew we would have no way to get anything to eat for dinner. They honored a holiday tradition, and no charge for dinner. For dessert, they made tiramisu, and crème brûlée. The owner said eat one here, and take one back to the motel with you.

Anna Derby, Mutual 5

In my childhood, my family lived in a small town of southwest from Seoul, where my mother practiced Buddhism, a traditional Korean religion, and that’s all we knew. Yet, I loved to hang out wherever people were and that was the town hall and small church we had. I was one of the kids who loved to stay until the last person left. Between church and mother’s practice, I didn’t think there was much different about it, but one thing I knew was that mother treated others so kindly. The year she turned 60 years old, she converted to Christianity and all of us were surprised and very happy for her. It’s said that you do what you learn at home. And here I am, celebrating this holiday by sharing what I can with others in the spirit of my mother’s be-kind-to-others life. 

Lori (Townsend) Chamberlain, Mutual 11

Dad and Mom cooked up a plan when we were wee ones, in the hopes to keep us in bed a little bit longer on Christmas morning, so that perhaps, just maybe, they could have a bit of extra sleep. 

Mom bought simple little Christmas stockings for each of us three kids, and hand embroidered our names on them.  Before we went to bed each Christmas Eve, we kids would each hang our own Christmas stocking on the door handle of our bedroom. 

When we awakened early Christmas morning, lo and behold! The previously empty stocking was filled with little gifts for eager kiddies to open and play with (quietly, was our parents’ hopes). 

It seemed that there was always a large orange or apple in the toe, doubtless more to take up space than to encourage good snacking habits.

Still believing in Santa Claus, and thinking that either he or an elf had filled my stocking, I fought sleep each year, trying to catch Santa or his emissaries in the act. I never did! Never caught mom or dad doing it, either! It was a magical feeling, and still is a magical memory to me, now, as a grown “kid.” It was a fun tradition in the Chamberlain household. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the loving memories you gave us each year.

Frances Vargas, Mutual 2

My daughter Laurel (aka Lala) sent me this treasured letter a few years ago. 

Dear Mom,

Of course, Christmas is more than the things we receive. It’s about sharing, singing, laughing, praying and moments created and shared with family. In a sea—or at least a very large pool—of children, commitments, concerns and obligations, you always made time for me. You made Christmas magical but grounded in faith and taught me the importance of remembering others.

The lessons and traditions you taught shaped our Vargas Culture. 

As Dad would say: leave an empty chair for a visitor or a candle lit in the window to welcome someone from the cold. 

As we talked about the other day, your greatest gift has always been the ability to anticipate a need before it is spoken. So, my dear Mom, I want to thank you for all you have so joyfully given, shared, celebrated and sacrificed for me and our family. I have learned from you. I have heard you, and I thank you and love you to the Earth’s end.

Always, Lala

Phyllis Poper, Mutual 14

Mother’s Christmas Gift

Lovingly she ties each ribbon, fluffs each bow in proud display. 

Each cookie is a work of art, a tasty treat for Christmas day. 

Wreaths and garlands twine around, sparkling in red and gold.

Welcome guests to fireside places, cider soon drives out the cold.

Prayers of thanks for this abundance invite blessings from above.

All this prepared to send the message of our Father’s gift of love. 

District 2 Planning Commissioner Sought

The District 2 seat on the Seal Beach Planning Commission is vacant and needs a mid-term replacement. Seal Beach Councilmember Tom Moore will recommend a candidate for council approval in the next few weeks. Leisure World residents who live in District 2 and are interested should email him at tmoore@sealbeachca.gov with their resume and qualifications. 

Candidates must live in District 2, which includes Rosmoor Center, College Park West and LW east of St. Andrews Drive. That’s Mutuals 10-17 and part of Mutual 1.

The Planning Commission, which is comprised of five members appointed by the city council, deals with land-use issues and reviews potential future building projects in Seal Beach. It meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 211 Eighth St. in downtown Seal Beach. The commission’s specific duties and powers are contained in Chapter 3.10 (Boards and Commissions) of the Municipal Code.

Social Services are coming to LW

The GRF Member Resources department is finalizing an effort to bring a full team of social worker advocates to LW to help residents navigate challenges associated with aging. 

The GRF Member Resource & Assistance Liaison Office is partnering with Orange County’s Adult Protective Services, Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Orange County and the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) to provide a comprehensive pool of information, resources and education.

 In the meantime, Member resource liaison Robann Arshat is still working diligently to connect residents with needed resources, which is the most important aspect of her position.  

LW’s on-site collaboration will include Alzheimer’s OC, which was once the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, a national organization founded in 1980 by family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for ongoing support to help people faced with the challenges of the disease.

The Orange County chapter opened its doors in 1982. In December 2015, the group changed its name to Alzheimer’s OC and announced it was breaking away from the national organization to create a local non-profit. That would allow the group to retain local control of funds and expand into direct patient care through adult day programs.  

Alzheimer’s OC offers a variety of programs at no cost. Anyone can reach out for help and information whether he or she is living with the disease or not. Alzheimer’s OC helps caregivers, families, friends, and neighbors by providing brain health and dementia education, advocacy, care, consultations, community resource connections, Adult Day Health Services, residential memory care services and more. 

Alzheimer’s affects approximately 84,000 people in Orange County.  It disrupts daily life for the person with Alzheimer’s and the people surrounding that person, posing challenges that can be difficult for everyone.

Every day, there is more information available about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Alzheimer’s OC is a great place to get help and learn.

For immediate information at no charge, the 24/7 Helpline at (844) 435-7259 can answer questions and direct you to more educational information. You can also visit the website of at www.alzoc.org/services  for a wealth information at your fingertips.

The more people learn and understand how the disease works, the more compassion and patience they will have. 

—Roban Arshat, member resources

CERT Disaster Training to Start

The Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is inviting residents to learn how to help themselves and others in the community after a disaster. 

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. 

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their communities.

The first in-person training since the pandemic began and first ever evening training is set to begin in two weeks. 

It will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in January and February from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Students must attend all class dates listed to become CERT certified. 

 The dates are as follows:

• Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25

• Thursdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, and 27

• Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 

• Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 

 To register for this important training, contact Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.  

Holiday Notice

In observance of Christmas Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Friday, Dec. 24.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached by calling 594-4754.

The Minibus service is on the holiday schedule Friday and Saturday. The Access Bus is available Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The GRF will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Friday, Dec. 31. The Minibus will operate on a holiday schedule.

Recreation director to retire

Longtime GRF Recreation Director Terry DeLeon will leave his job in Leisure World effective Dec. 31 to embark on his retirement with a move to Kansas with his family. 

His last official day will be Dec. 30, capping a 39-and-a-half year career with the GRF in LW.

The GRF Board of Directors thanks him for his longtime dedication to Leisure World, where he oversaw the community’s recreational amenities and entertainment programs, considered by many to be a cornerstone of LW life. 

He was the person who scouted out talent for the ever-popular summer Amphitheater shows, among many other responsibilities.

GRF President Susan Hopewell said, “While we are very sad to see Terry leave, we celebrate him and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement. I wish him the joy and fun in his retirement life that he brought to all of us in ours.”

 He came to LW in July 1982 as a Service Maintenance worker and rose to the top of the Recreation Department in September 2000. 

Mr. DeLeon said, “It’s been a great chapter in my life. I’ve appreciated all the years I’ve worked in LW, all the people I’ve worked with and all the opportunities that were given to me to work in many different departments.”

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Longtime GRF Recreation Director Terry DeLeon will leave his job in Leisure World effective Dec. 31 to embark on his retirement with a move to Kansas with his family. 

His last official day will be Dec. 30, capping a 39-and-a-half year career with the GRF in LW.

The GRF Board of Directors thanks him for his longtime dedication to Leisure World, where he oversaw the community’s recreational amenities and entertainment programs, considered by many to be a cornerstone of LW life. 

He was the person who scouted out talent for the ever-popular summer Amphitheater shows, among many other responsibilities.

GRF President Susan Hopewell said, “While we are very sad to see Terry leave, we celebrate him and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement. I wish him the joy and fun in his retirement life that he brought to all of us in ours.”

 He came to LW in July 1982 as a Service Maintenance worker and rose to the top of the Recreation Department in September 2000. 

Mr. DeLeon said, “It’s been a great chapter in my life. I’ve appreciated all the years I’ve worked in LW, all the people I’ve worked with and all the opportunities that were given to me to work in many different departments.”

Page 4, Letters to the Editor


Thumbs up to those at the Fitness Center who chose to follow the statewide public safety order requiring the wearing of masks, helping to keep our community safe. 

Thumbs down to those observed using the gym but disregarding the signage clearly posted at the building’s entrances or who interpreted “wear a mask” as meaning under your chin, under your nose, or only when you check in. 

“I can’t breathe when I wear it over my nose,” one participant laughingly blurted out to the person next to them, coughing. 

Two thumbs down to the attendant who, when I asked about the mask policy, (seemed to understand) the mandate yet (said) nothing to participants. 

Maybe you haven’t (yet) lost a friend or loved one to COVID-19, but now’s the time (yes, again)-—if you’re going to be inside GRF properties—to “mask up” and keep yourself and those around you safe.

Larry Stotz

Mutual 1


On Thanksgiving, I had something to be especially thankful for—that I had no need to call Security regarding a real emergency. What I discovered was that (after living in LW for 14 years and not often having to call Security) a new number is required to reach Security.

On Thanksgiving, I kept getting a message: “please dial 1,562, then your number.” And although I followed the instructions quite a few times, I still was not connected to Security. 

So, I drove to the gate and asked how I could now get a name posted on their board to let someone in. 

A very nice lady told me that if I reprogramed Security’s phone number on my cell as “562-594-4754, I’d be able to reach them. She was right!

If that change was posted in your paper, I missed it. And I am wondering if it would be helpful to someone with a real emergency Security oversees if you would (again?) post it in your paper. 

D. Schilpp, Mutual 12

Editor’s note: Southern California residents, including LWers,  whose area codes start with 562, 626, 949 and 951, have to dial all 10 phone number digits as of Oct. 24. This change gave the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline a shorter phone number. The Federal Communications Commission designated 988 as the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, a recent FCC statement read. Those in crisis now will only have to dial that three-digit number rather than the current, harder-to-remember 800-273-8255 (TALK).   


I want to give a big shout out to Service Maintenance for its quick response to my call regarding the smoke detector. I waited until 6:30 a.m. to call the emergency number and was told they could alert maintenance at 8 o’clock when they opened. At 8:45, I called Service Maintenance and was told they would put me on the list.

I placed two more calls as the afternoon progressed and no one had arrived. 

Because of my sensitive hearing, the loud beeping sound forced me to get a chair and sit outside in the cold. 

Finally at 2:30, after waiting eight hours, maintenance arrived and replaced the smoke detector.  

The next night the second smoke detector started its beeping at 5:45 a.m. I called Ruben Gonzales, facilities manager, and he was professional enough to leave a message on his recorder that he was out of the office and left another number to call in his absence. I called and left my message.  

With the help of our mutual vice president this morning, Service Maintenance was here at 9 a.m. and replaced the remaining two smoke detector batteries. All is good and I hope that these new batteries last as long as I hope to.

Gerri Wright 

Mutual 11


Just in the last few days, I have seen a driver run a stop sign on St. Andrews and two other people in their electric scooters crossing the street at the intersection of St. Andrews and Golden Rain, and the light was totally red the entire time. 

All three of these people were completely unaware of the what they did. 

I have seen other pedestrians carry the caution flag under their arms, tucked in their scooters or carried alongside their lower legs.  

They have no idea how to use it. 

I don’t feel safe driving or walking. I know this problem has been addressed but I don’t see the improvement. In fact, it seems worse. 

Could there be a consideration for crossing guards at the busier intersections?

Lisa Benedict

Mutual 2

Member Column

by Jim Greer

LW contributor

My annual holiday streaming binge always includes Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The central character, George Bailey, has the unique opportunity to experience what the world would be like had he never been born. Perhaps the most significant discovery is how intricately his life was interwoven with the lives of the townspeople of Bedford Falls. Until Clarence the Angel’s intervention, George couldn’t fathom the impact his life of struggle, sacrifice and disappointment had on others’ lives. 

In his last conversation with his father, George expresses his frustration, stating “it’s this business of nickels and dimes, and spending all your life figuring out how to save three cents on a length of pipe. I’ve been hoarding pennies like a miser here. I just feel like if I didn’t get away, I’d bust. I want to do something big and something important.” 

Our lives are not much different than George Bailey’s. We struggle to see the purpose in life’s challenges, such as declining physical agility, decreasing mental acuity and loneliness. Through the struggle, if we are observant, we will receive guidance from guardian angels, seen and unseen, who intervene to help us discover how wonderful our lives really are. As George Bailey did, we learn that the value of one’s life is measured in the positive impact it has on others, not in the pennies, nickels and dimes we save. 

Each of us are travelers on our own life journey. Our routes cross, and we meet en route, or in depots, stations, airports. If we’re wise, we make friends with our fellow travelers, offer travel tips and share life stories. As each departs for the next destination, we bid them farewell, as happy  as they are for their next adventure. 

The ancient Ionian Greek philosopher Pythagoras wisely stated, “Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.” We all travel rugged roads to what we hope are happier lives, often in the company of neighbors and friends. Some may experience significant challenges, setbacks or barriers on their journeys. Thankfully, the relationships we have built with our fellow travelers provide the solace we need to find meaning in the struggle. 

In centuries past, pages of books were referred to as leaves, and turning over a new leaf meant turning to a blank page. As we venture into a new year, we turn over a new leaf, writing on that page our plans for the coming year’s journeys, and record treasured memories. But it is the friendship of our fellow travelers that gives meaning to our challenging adventures.  George Bailey learned that his compassion for his neighbors and friends created a permanent, unbreakable connection. As Nelson Mandela put it, “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other -—not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”

Optum at the HCC Column

by C.J. Blomquist

Optum at the HCC

This year, many of us will be spending the holidays without our loved ones. Although it can be hard not to be near friends and family, there are ways to make the season enjoyable.

Make it a day for you. 

The great thing about having the holiday to yourself is that you can do what you want. Go for a stroll around the neighborhood and enjoy your neighbors’ holiday decorations. Stay home and binge-watch your favorite festive movies. Prepare your favorite foods and indulge—in moderation, of course.

Celebrate tradition-—or don’t.

Maybe there are some things you used to do with family and friends during the holiday season, and those are what make the season magical, Singing carols, having hot chocolate, exchanging gifts, you can do all these alone. Indulge in a special gift for yourself.

Not in the mood to celebrate? 

Then don’t. It’s not a requirement. You can enjoy the day for what it is: a time to spend on yourself. If you’re feeling down, do things to take your mind off the blues. Make it a productive day and catch up on chores around the house. Or just catch up on some of your favorites (non-holiday) movies.

Do some good for others.

Your friends, family, and neighbors are all lonely, too. Now is the time to spread a little holiday cheer with a video call. Most smartphones have a video call feature. Or bake some of your favorite holiday treats and deliver them to your neighbors. Be sure to wear a facemask and keep some distance, though: we all need to be extra careful. Call ahead and let your neighbors know to look out for a special treat!

Letters Policy

Letters to the Editor should include your name, Mutual number and phone number, and be emailed to rutho_news@lwsb.com, or typed and delivered to the LW Weekly office. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate.


GRF Meetings 

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

Mon., Dec. 27 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Rm A/virtual 11 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 3 Recreation Committee

Conference Rm b/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 5 Physical Property Committee

Conference Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 6 Administration Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 7 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 10 Mutual Administration Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 12 Safety, Bus & Traffic Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 13 Communications/IT Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

NOCE Spring 2022 Registration

The Leisure World NOCE Spring Semester Class Registration Event will be on Jan. 14 in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-noon or until classes are full. Though the event had previously been planned for early December, NOCE staff availability has pushed it back until after the holidays. There will be ample time to ensure a smooth registration event for everybody involved.

New students have the option of filling out an application to become a student at  www.tinyurl.com/NOCEapply; paper applications are also available at the LW Library. Returning students need to bring their Student ID (Banner ID) to the registration event. People unsure of their Banner ID should call NOCE Star Help at (714) 808-4679 to retrieve it. Both new and returning students need to bring their COVID Vaccine Card with them to registration. 

Current Leisure World NOCE classes will soon be visited by a NOCE staff member, who will give students the option of pre-enrolling in the same class for next semester. The NOCE staffer will also be there to assist existing students with uploading their COVID vaccination cards. People who are interested in a class and not currently enrolled will need to attend the in-person registration event in January.

The full list of classes for Spring 2022 can be found below. Anyone with questions or concerns should call the library at (562) 598-2431 or visit in person and ask for Taylor Greene at the reference desk.

GRF BOD Executive Session

Monday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.

Administration Conference Room A and via Zoom 

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

Executive session meetings are held in the strictest confidence. Every Board member has a fiduciary duty to maintain the confidentiality of all topics deliberated and discussed in executive session. Failure to do so could expose GRF and its Board members to liability. Board members participating via telephone or web-based applications should ensure they do so in a manner that will preserve the privacy and confidentiality of such meetings by being in a location that is secure with no other persons present or in hearing range of the Board’s discussions.

1. Call to Order

President Susan Hopewell

2. Roll Call

3. Legal

4. Contracts

5. Pending and/or Litigation Updates

6. Member Disciplinary Actions

7. Personnel

8. Adjournment

Agenda is subject to change.

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.

News Deadlines

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, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses. 

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change). 

Mon., Dec. 27 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Rm A/virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 4 Mutual 17

Conference Rm A/virtual 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 6 Presidents Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 10 Mutual 9

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 11 Mutual 16

Conference Rm A/virtual 2 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 12 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

Conference Rm A/virtual 9:15 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 13 Mutual 12

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 14 Mutual 3

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 18 Mutual 15

Conference Rm B/virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 18 Mutual 14 (open forum, 1 p.m.)

Conference Rm B/virtual 1:15 p.m.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Dec. 23: Baked ham with honey-glaze sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and seasoned green beans; cheesecake; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Dec. 24: Closed—no delivery.

Monday, Dec. 27: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and red bell peppers, whole-grain roll, and baked beans; fruit cocktail; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated-beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, Dec. 28: Turkey tettrazini, biscuit and Brussels sprouts; sugar cookies; entrée Caesar chicken salad, with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Dec. 29: Lemon-pepper chicken breast, brown and wild rice, and green bean almandine; mandarin oranges; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Leisure World’s Holiday Spirit

And the winners are . . .

story and photos by Patty Marsters


The results are in for the 2021 Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. With just one point separating the top two trees, the Recreation Committee chose to award a virtual tie to the Lapidary Club and Quilting Bees for their efforts in Clubhouses 4 and 3, respectively. Coming in second was the Arts and Crafts Guild’s tree in Clubhouse 1.

“Many, many thanks to all of you for the heart and soul you put into this,” Assistant Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer told the participating clubs. “Every tree is an amazing example of what our clubs are capable of.”

This year’s contest theme was “We Are in This Together,” highlighting the community’s struggle through COVID, as well as its unity through its diversity. Five clubs were chosen to decorate prelit trees in the clubhouse lobbies according to interpretation of the theme, representation of the individual club and overall presentation.  

The Lapidary Club’s tree featured hand-crafted ceramic, beaded and glass ornaments, including angels made to honor those who died of COVID this year. (LWers who requested angels can contact Thuy Do for the special ornaments after the tree is taken down in January.) 

Quilting squares and spools of ribbon were on prominent display on the Quilting Bees’ tree. The Arts and Crafts Guild’s tree also featured hand-made treasures, such as carolers crafted from discarded soda cans, tiny pom-pom hats and portraits of each club member.

The tree in Clubhouse 2 was bedecked in ornaments befitting a club called Let the Good Times Roll. And the Theater Club’s tree in Clubhouse 6 celebrated the magic of movies.

The Lapidary Club received a $100 Amazon gift card; the Quilting Bees were awarded the same amount to Panera. The Arts and Crafts Guild were given a $50 certificate to Lucille’s Barbecue. 

LWers spread the joy of the season

While LWers wait for Santa, they’re hanging their stockings with care, decking their halls, and illuminating their exteriors for all to see. Represented on these pages are scenes submitted by residents to share their holiday spirit. 

Also noteworthy are the decorations found at :

• 13451 Danbury Lane, 133-G: A friend of resident Mary Greytak adorned her home with lights, deer, angels and a nativity scene.

• 13331 Twin Hills Drive, 56L: Sharon Woodruff has elves, farm animals, Mickey and Minnie, and more all aglow outside her home.

• Mutual 9, Building 215: There are lights in trees, light poles and outlining the 18 units.  

• Mutual 17, Building 3: Right by the Main Gate, the festive building surely brings a smile to visitors and residents alike.

LW Weekly thanks all who sent in photos.

Mutual 2

Joanna Matos wins decorating contest

The annual Mutual 2 Christmas Dinner filled Clubhouse 2 on Dec. 11. Shareholders snagged all 200 tickets, making it a sold-out event. Jimmy Koppel’s catering service provided a meal of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and more, and LWers brought their favorite desserts, covering three 8-foot tables. Mutual 2 President Peggy Keller kept the party hopping, while local band Triple Pay had everyone on their toes. Director Gordon Smith played Santa.

Director Teri Nugent ran the show behind-the-scenes with help from volunteers. Former director Patti Kilian created beautiful centerpieces, which were raffled off to one lucky person at each table. 

One of the evening’s highlights was Director Chris Abel awarding prizes to winners of the Mutual’s annual Holiday Decorating contest. Third prize, $50, went to Karen Jensen of 60-A, and Alyce Lubs of 60-K amazed the judges with her Southwestern-themed display, worthy of the $75 second-place prize. Top honors and $100 went to Joanna Matos of 24-E. She really went all out this year.

Honorable mention was bestowed on the Lawlors of 56-F, Elaine Mueller of 54-E, the Cordrays in 18-E, and the Vus in 36-A. The directors thank all the shareholders who entered the contest and invite the community to check out the wonderful displays.

“It was a fun party, and our shareholders really made the effort to make Mutual 2 a wonderland of the holiday spirit,” said Director Chris Abel.

Jesus is the reason in 41-B

Andrea Maas’ nativity collection at 1300 Knollwood Road, 41-B, can be viewed Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The scenes come from around the globe, including Ireland, Haiti and Spain. Over the past three decades, she’s found them at craft fairs, rummage sales and estate sales, while some have been made for and by her. 

One set was made by a group of girls in fifth grade; she keeps a photo of them with it. Another was discovered while looking inside a painted box. 

The pride and joy of her collection, however, plays the story of Jesus’ birth. 

Her nativity treasures, which are found throughout her home during the holidays, include books, blankets, needlepoint, and puzzles that she put together herself and framed.

Arts & Leisure

Joyful Line Dance goes on hiatus until Jan. 6

The Joyful Line Dance class is taking a hiatus during the holiday season and will be back in session on Jan. 6. 

On Dec. 16, 30 members of the group celebrated the season with a year-end/holiday party featuring dancing and a catered lunch in front of the Christmas tree in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. The club thanks Caryn Lynn Stel and Kelly Johnson for picking up the bento-box lunches from Kampai Sushi House, a Japanese restaurant in Los Alamitos. After dining on teriyaki chicken, lightly battered tempura, rice, salad and miso soup, the members were treated to chocolate- and lemon-flavored mini cupcakes made by Stel’s daughter, Brandi Kroeze.

Leaders Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Daisy Ramos, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Sunny Kim and Anna Derby were thanked for the music, new dances and coordinating they did so everyone could comfortably participate, indoors and outside, all year long. 

The Thursday classes will resume on Jan. 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Sessions are limited to 30 people on a first come, first served basis. For safety reasons, exercise shoes are recommended; face masks are mandatory until further notice. 

For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Guys & Gals Tournament

The Dec. 15 Leisure World Guys & Gals Tournament was played at LW’s own Turtle Lake Golf Course. A total of 32 one-man-and-one-woman teams competed in three flights for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the pin challenges.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-10, B Flight is 11-13, and C Flight is 14-18.

A Flight: First place: Jae H. Lee and Sun Lee, a terrific 11 under 43; second: Bob Turner and Janice Turner, a really nice 10 under 44; third: Bill Lyons and Pam Krug, a super 8 under 46; fourth: tie between John Kolthoff and Linda Herman, Young Lee and Hae Lee, Gene Archambault and Stella Yoon, and Steve Walker and Yvonne Yim, a really good 7 under 47.

B Flight: First place: Joon Sup Yoon and Young Yoon, an incredible 15 under 39; second: Kyoo Choi and Bong Choi, a remarkable 12 under 42; third: Ron Jackson and Dale Quinn, a sweet 9 under 45; fourth: tie between Ryan Hong and Kay Hong and Hyon Shin and Sang An, a very well-played 8 under 46.

C Flight: First place: tie between Bill Zurn and Neva Senske and Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell, a fabulous 11 under 43; second: tie between Dennis Jensen and Marilyn Hewitt, Lee Broadbent and Joann Lim, and Pat Paternoster and Allison Kim, an excellent 10 under 44.

Closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole were Bill Lyons and Devora Kim, and on the par-3 16th hole, it was Fujio Norihiro and Sandy Derouin.

The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be Dec. 29. Anyone who is scheduled to play (check clubhouse bulletin board) and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible, preferably well in advance of the day of the tournament; there are usually players available to fill in.

—Dave LaCascia

Community Karaoke

The Dec. 15 karaoke party brought out everyone’s holiday spirit via the carols sung by Ruby Johnson, Tony Tupas, Carolyn Mottola, Karen Morris, Barbie May, Danna Sanders, and Pete and Tino Tupas.

It wasn’t all holiday tunes that evening. Essie Hicks chose “You Sang to Me,” while Richard Yokomi liked “A Peaceful Easy Feeling.” Martin Rosendaal did a whole-hearted “Eight Days a Week,” and Ray Grierman’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” was entertaining. Vinny Correnti’s “Mack the Knife” had the audience singing along, and Eric Voge’s “Pretty Woman” made toes tap.

Pizza and a rich cake were served by helpful elves Susan Kelleghan, Tony Tupas and Josie Cade.

Karaoke practice sessions are held Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Everyone is welcome to the next karaoke party on Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

—Margie Thompson

Yahtzee Club

At the Dec. 10 meeting of the Yahtzee Club, Donna Wenrick won for Most Yahtzees (five), Joann Lester had the Highest Total Score (1,687), and Marilyn Moody won the Door Prize.

The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2 per meeting. 

The club is currently at maximum capacity, but new members will be accepted in January. Anyone who wants to be on a waiting list to join or would like a lesson in the game should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

Bunco Club

The LW Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. 

Anyone who wants to play is welcome to join the group on Dec. 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.

The winners from the Dec. 13 meeting are as follows:

Most Buncos: Barbara Robarge and Leena Shulman

Most Wins: Beverly Friedman

Most Babies: Michie Kimura

Most Losses: Rita Fueyo

Door Prize: Bill Zurn

Hot Shots Down Shufflers

Shuffleboard League continued on Dec. 10 at the Clubhouse 1 courts, with the Hot Shots defeating the Shufflers 13-5. The Shufflers’ all-game winner was Kelly Johnson; the Hot Shots’ all-game winners were Sung Yi and Dan Habel. Each of these winners is a new player this year. After four weeks of competition, the Hot Shots and Shufflers are tied for first place.

The annual Christmas party was held on Dec. 11 in Clubhouse 3. After a potluck dinner of homemade pasta, meat dishes, rice and plenty of delicious sides, plus desserts, the group played several rousing and close games of Left-Center-Right. The evening’s big winners were Dave LaCascia, Jack O’Brien and Carol Johnson. 

Shuffleboard practice is Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., plus Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Starting time for league play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. Players should arrive on time to get a starting position. 

In order to use the Shuffleboard Courts, people must be trained in court setup, maintenance and play and eventually become a participating Shuffleboard Club member. Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for details.

Pool Club

The Leisure World Pool Club used to be known as the Leisure World Pool and Billiard Club of Clubhouses 2 and 3, but that was way too long a title. It also deliberately excluded those residents who chose to play at Clubhouse 1. Then, when the pool tables were removed from Clubhouse 3, the name became less meaningful. Besides, Leisure World never housed any billiard tables, which have no pockets and are played on with three large balls. 

More recently, on Dec. 13, 4-20 beat Break ’em and Make ’em 8-5. Bob Barnum won five of his games, including both singles matches. 

The Fantastics won over Pot Luck by a 9-4 margin. The Fantastics, who are in second place, gained one game on first-place team 4-20, but are still 11 games behind with only one week left in the regular season. Ruffy Ramos, the A player for the Fantastics, won six games, losing only one doubles match.

Ace in the Hole beat the Favorites 9-4. Jerry Wrenn, the B player for Ace in the Hole, won six games and made a very difficult shot on the eight ball to win the final game. He had to go the length of the table and narrowly thread the cue ball between two other balls to make the shot.

Hot Sticks beat Go for Broke 8-5. Connie Adkins of Hot Sticks made a fantastic shot to win a nine-ball doubles match, with the nine going three rails and hitting off the point of the side pocket and straight into the corner pocket. Some might say it was lucky; whatever it was, it won the game.

The league plays every Monday in Clubhouse 2 at 6:15 p.m.

—Dave Silva

Monday Combined Bridge

At the Dec. 13 gathering of the Monday Combined Bridge Group, the winners were: 

First place: Evelyn Scherber

Second place: Lorna Binger

Third place: Dotty Kemper

The group meets every Monday at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, contact Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.

Hui O Hula extends big kudos to Gracia Nunez, senior ambassador for community activities, and Kaye Huff, Hui O Hula event coordinator, for uniting Optum and the LW hula club for a few Christmas cheers in dance and music on Dec. 8. Both groups joined together for “here’s a drink to you and me,” as sung by Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho; this popular classic never fails to please and bring laughter. In addition to such holiday classics as “Christmas in the Isles” and “White Christmas,” the hula dancers performed “Tiny Bubbles” by special request. Hui O Hula appreciates the opportunities to bring holiday cheer to different groups within LW, even during these unusual times. Free Hawaiian hula lessons are offered at 1 p.m. twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Masks and distancing are required; bring socks, ballet slippers or soft suede shoes (the winter is cold for dancing barefoot). For more information, call Huff at (562) 431-2242.

Bowles aces No. 8 at Men’s tournament

For the Dec. 8 Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament, 52 variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges, at LW’s Turtle Lake Golf Course.

Due to the overseeding of the tee boxes, the 1,658-yard course was more a 1,370-yard pitch and putt. Accordingly, scores were very low, with 40 golfers net at or under par and 23 circle holes—a new record.

A hole-in-one was carded by Bruce Bowles on the eighth hole.

All scores are net. A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, B Flight is 8-11, and C Flight is 12-18.

A Flight: First place: Andrew Kim, a really good 9 under 45; second: Richard Jun, a well-played 8 under 46; third: tie between Bruce Bowles and Bill Long, a very nice 6 under 48; fourth: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Jay H. Lee, a good 4 under 50; fifth: tie between Dong Kim and Ron Jackson, a nice 2 under 52; sixth: tie between John Kolthoff, Bob Turner and Steve Ro, at 1 under 53.

B Flight: First place: Kyoo Choi, a terrific 9 under 45; second: tie between Dale Williamson, Roland Phillips, Gene Archambault, Bill Zurn and Yoon Sup Yoon, at 6 under 48; third: Ryan Hong, 5 under 49.

C Flight: First place: Ben Benjamins, a tournament-best 14 under 40; second: Paul Shellenberger, a sensational 11 under 43; third: tie between Joe DiDonato and Byron Schweitzer, a sweet 7 under 47; fourth: tie between Pat Paternoster, Jack Haskins and James Choi, a fine 6 under 48; fifth: Brian Tivnan, an excellent 5 under 49.

Closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole was Alan Sewell and on the par-3 16th hole was Byron Schweitzer.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Dec. 22. All golfers should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play.  

—Dave LaCascia


Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m.  

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

Dec. 9: First place: Gene Smith, 12,340; second: Charlotte Westcott, 12,030; third: Tony Dodero, 11,250; fourth: Marilyn Allred, 10,630.

Dec. 11: First place: Irene Perkins, 12,850; second: Tony Dodero, 12,130; third: Keith Clausen, 11,360; fourth: Marge Dodero, 11,290.

Dec. 13: First place: Sylvia Clinton, 11,450; second: Marge Dodero, 10,760; third: tie between Irene Perkins and Margaret Smith, 10,470; fourth: Nancy Wheeler, 10,340.

Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

Tournament Poker

Jon Jones won the final table at the Tournament Poker Club on Dec. 11, defeating Sal Maciel. His A-3 beat Maciel’s hand of K-3. Jones, who has won the final table six times, has lived in Leisure World for 11 years and enjoys working out in the Fitness Center. 

The players who placed third to fifth are Tom Pappas, Marvin Rolnick and Roy Mittlesteadt.

High hand was won by Jeff Rolnick, who had quad 9’s with a king kicker. Second highest hand was won by Connie Deady and quad 5’s with a queen kicker. The promotional hand of 7-4 was won by Dan Galliani. The Ken Reddy Raffle Prize was won by Wendy Wu.

The club plays the first three Saturdays of every month in Clubhouse 6. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and players must be seated by noon; no late entries are accepted. Call Judy Jasmin at (562) 626-8179 for more information.

Cribbage Club

Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Desserts and coffee are served at noon, with play beginning at 12:30 p.m. Seven games are usually concluded by 4 p.m., with players rotating at the end of each game. Players do not need to bring a partner. New members are always welcome.

On Dec. 14, Margaret Smith took first place with a score of 837 (of a possible 847). Jack O’Brian placed second with 824, Eileen Dohl came in third with 823, and Patti Smith landed in fourth with 819. Carrie Kistner and Suzanne Parks each won six games but were out of the prize totals, while Pat Fellows lost all seven games.

Anyone interested in learning the game or brushing up on their skills can leave a message with Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Men’s Golf League Results

Eight men and one woman of the Leisure World Golf League participated in the Nov. 29 tournament at the par-70, 5,600-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach.

Scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicap is 0-20; B Flight is more than 20.

A Flight: Dave LaCascia, a well-played 4 under 66, plus a birdie; second: Fujio Norihiro, 1 over par 71, plus a birdie, his second eagle in a month, and closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole; third: Clay Fischer, 2 over 72; fourth: Larry Hillhouse; fifth: Sam Choi, plus fewest putts for the round.

B Flight: First place: Lowell Goltra, a terrific 6 under 66; second: Liz Meripol, 2 over 72 and fewest putts for the round; third: Bill Zurn; fourth; Bob Munn.

On Dec. 3, nine men and one woman tackled the par-70, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana.

A Flight: First place: Jim Goltra, 1 over 71, plus a birdie and tied for fewest putts for the round; second: Tim Looney, 2 over par 72, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the par-3 fourth hole; third: LaCascia, 4 over 74; fourth: tie between Norihiro (who tied for fewest putts for the round) and Bill McKusky (who also recorded a birdie).

B Flight: First place: Meripol, at even par 70; second: Lowell Goltra, 2 over 72; third: Tom Ross; fourth; Mike Looney, plus closest to the pin on the par-3 12th hole and fewest putts for the round; fifth: Gene Vesely.

Three days later, seven men and one woman participated in the tournament at the par-70, 5,600-yard Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. The first eight holes were played in pea-soup fog.

A Flight: First place: Jim Goltra, a sensational 6 under 64, plus 2 birdies and fewest putts for the round; second: McKusky, a really nice 2 under 68, plus closest to the pin on the par-3 ninth hole; third: Norihiro, an even par 70; fourth: tie between Fischer and LaCascia.

B Flight: First place: Lowell Goltra, a well-done 5 under 65, plus closest to the pin on the par-3 second hole; second: Meripol, a super 2 under 68, plus fewest putts for the round; third: Bob Munn.

Eleven men and one woman tackled the par-62, 4,000-yard David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Dec. 10.

A Flight: First place: tie between Fischer and Jim Goltra, both at a sweet 8 under 54; second: Choi, a really nice 7 under 55; third: Vesely, a nice 6 under par 56; fourth: tie between LaCascia, McKusky, Norihiro and Gary Stivers (who also had fewest putts for the round), all at 5 under 57. Fischer, Choi, Stivers and Norihiro each carded a birdie, with Jim Goltra having three. Goltra was closest to the pin on the par-3 third hole, while Stivers was closest on the par-3 12th hole. 

B Flight: First place: Meripol, a really well-done 13 under 49; second: Tom Ross, an excellent 10 under 52, plus fewest putts for the round; third: Lowell Goltra; fourth: Munn.

The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance reservations can be made via a sign-up sheet available at each round. If interested, contact Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The White rook moves from c3 to a3, then Black knight to a3, followed by White pawn to b4 and Black king to a4. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club currently meets from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays under the umbrella behind Clubhouse 3, weather permitting.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 6/30/2022



LW-Resident  562-419-3557 www.jafra.com/hwells  Celebrating 51-Year Career, Call for Specials!  Business License WEL0015 12/23



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 12/30


Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757.  3/31/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 7/07/2022


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  2/10/22


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

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 2/03/2022


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/30


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 03/03/2022



Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  02/10/22




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559.  02/10/22

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 12/30



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 2/17/22


SKYLIGHT Cleaning and Repairs Contact Eugene at (714) 774-4385. Contractor State License 634613-B. 1/13/22




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559.   2/10/22

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 822-6655.


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



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


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7. 

949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 6/16/2022


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 6/02/222



Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003  2/24/2022


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 05/26/2022


Leisure World Caregiver with/experience. Has car & can provide references.Maria/562-257-7631. Seal Beach Business License LOP007. 1/06/22


Do you need Hospice, Rehab or Long-Term Care? Yearly Board & Care in Cerritos. We provide  24-hour care. We accept short or long-term stays. We have more than 20years experience in the Healthcare Industry. Our experienced Care Staff provide home-like, safe, caring, and loving environment. We offer affordable rates, call us for a FREE consultation. We care for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Hospice, Home-Health, Rehab, Diabetes, Gastroenterology-Tube, C-Pap or Bi-Pap Use. Isabel  Tangonan/RN, 562-307-7668. State License  198603276. 1/06/22


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 2/10/2022


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 12/23


Yvonne-Is-Back! Haircuts, Color, Perms, Pedicure/Manicure in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. 12/23


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING  CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 12/30



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

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 2/10/2022


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 

949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria House Cleaning

We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.

Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 12/23



We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.  

Call 562-505-1613.   03/03/2022


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001  2/17/2022


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 3/17/2022



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 2/10/2022


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 1/13/2022


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 12/30


Rides by Russ 714-655-1544. 12/30

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 12/30



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan.  2/17/2022



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.  2/24/2022


Elvis Train New-in-Box/$45. Emerson 8-Track-Player with/Weather-Band & Assorted 8-Track Tapes, Works/$35.  Assorted Vintage Elvis Christmas Vinyl/$2.00-and-up. Batman Cookie-Jar/$35. Beatles Collectible Fab-Four Cartoon Cookie-Jar/$69. Large, solid Chrome-Free Standing Coat-Rack/$50. Retro Gray End-Table/$10. Round Metal Patio-Table with/2-folding Chairs/$25. Elvis Souvenir Concert Booklets/$10-and-up. 15-Assorted Superman Comic-Books/$5-each or $50 for ALL.  714-469-7519.


2-Cemetary Plots, $5,000/both Rose-Hill Whittier. 626-484-5575


Schwinn Meridian Yellow 3-Wheeler Adult Tricycle $255. Sedentary-Owner too lazy to ride. Has cover. 562-430-5802.


1-King Size Bed Set with/storage-drawers underneath. 1-Night Stand. Dark-Wood Dresser with/drawers/top-drawer jewelry-display/holder. 714-345-3206.

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Interested to rent 2-bedroom/1-bath/Condo in LW-ONLY. Email dmyers5@bak.rr.com or Call-Sherrill/661-393-9255.