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JUNE 29, 2023


Four committee structure begins in July; what to know

by Marsha Gerber

GRF Board President

A new GRF committee structure enhancing the Foundation’s efficiency and convenience to members is being unveiled this week. 

Four new committees (which I call the Big 4) will replace the 11 standing committees that conducted the Foundation’s business. I’ve been told the changes will save about 1,000 staff hours annually that can be devoted to more important tasks. The changes, approved by the GRF Board in April, consolidate related staff and administrative skill sets so it’s more likely productive synergies will emerge.

The new plan will make it easier for residents to follow the community’s governance. In addition to cutting the number of committee meetings by over 60%, all GRF committee meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All four meetings will be at the same time and in the same place, 10 a.m. in the Administration Building’s Conference Room A. And a side benefit is that all Mutual monthly meetings will also be consolidated into a single location, Building 5’s Conference Room B.

The revamped committees also will save an enormous number of staff hours. Some of the old committees had seven or eight senior staff members reporting to the committee, along with the necessary recording secretaries and IT help. Each new committee will have one senior director reporting to it, and the staff previously expected to attend will be able to stay working at their posts. 

Here are the committees and their responsibilities:

The Facilities Committee will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Chaired by GRF Director Nick Massetti, its main role echoes the previous Physical Property Committees. However, the new committee will oversee the Foundation’s entire physical plant. It will oversee clubhouse maintenance and the $1.7 million annual custodial contract, previously the responsibility of the Recreation Committee.

The Operations Committee meets on the Thursday after the Facilities Committee. This committee gathers together all the Foundation’s operations that depend on information technology or whose delivery could be enhanced by computer applications. It will unite the old IT Committee’s functions with gate access oversight previously in Security, Bus and Traffic, and develop best practices for the newspaper and electronic communication. This committee, led by GRF Director Donna Gambol, will also be examining ways to make repetitive processes in the Stock Transfer Office more efficient and user friendly.

The second Tuesday of the month will see Director Teri Nugent chair the Member Services Committee, which is tasked with the most prominent face-to-face service delivery to current residents. The core duty of her committee is to oversee the previous Recreation Committee’s club, sports, entertainment and programming functions. Member Services also monitors the Security Department’s community patrol and buses, which previously were managed by the Security, Bus and Traffic Committee, and social services coordination, which reported to the Mutual Administration Committee. 

The final committee, Administration, will meet on the Thursday following Member Services. This committee, chaired by GRF Vice President William Thompson, oversees the Board’s responsibilities for finance, human resources and mutual administration. The committee monitors the Foundation’s leases and fee structures, whose revenues lower resident monthly assessments by about $6.5 million per year. It will also oversee the preparation, formatting and compliance issues necessary to prepare the GRF’s monthly board meeting. 

The 2022-23 GRF Administration Committee, an appointed Committee Restructure Task Force, and the Governing Documents Committee developed, reviewed and amended the committees over four months earlier this year. Due to the Independence Day holiday, the Facilities Committee’s first meeting will be on Monday, July 3. The Operations Committee will meet at its scheduled time on Thursday, July 6.



Copies of the 2023 Spotlight On Entertainment were delivered to LW homes last week. Extra copies are available in the News Office.


Surf’s Up: The Beach Boys Tribute

June 29 | 7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsors: On-Site Home Sales, Home Instead Senior Care

Surf’s Up is one of the first true Beach Boys tribute bands in the country and have been recreating the Beach Boys sound for almost 40 years, literally since they were kids. Keeping it in the family, the band consists of brothers Donny and Danny Goldberg, their father Don Goldberg Sr., who founded the group, and most recently Donny’s two sons Landon and Lyric—making it three generations on stage.

The band captures the authentic blend of the Beach Boys like no other. Not just another “tribute band,” these veterans and young protégés naturally bring the magical “Sounds of Summer.”

The group will perform today, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Lucille’s BBQ, Koffel’s and Mandi’s Candies starting at 5:30 p.m.

The next Amphitheater show will be held July 6 and feature The Springsteen Experience, sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation and Financial Partners Credit Union. 

See a full list of Amphitheater rules on page 3.


Things to Remember:

1. Guests are welcome as long as they are accompanied by residents. Admission is free.

2. Minibus service is available before and after the show. Parking is limited near the Amphitheater. 

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

4. People can bring picnics or enjoy the food trucks available for pre-event dining.


Summer at the Show 

What to Know

The Golden Rain Foundation, along with show sponsors, are proud to present the 2023 Amphitheater Season starting June 29. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

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

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

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

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

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

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

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

• Pets are not allowed.

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

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

• No flash photography.

• Do not climb over seats.



Celebrate July 4 in LW with car and craft show The GRF Recreation Department will host its annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, a craft club show, and a Roy Orbison tribute band on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome.

The GRF Transportation Department will run a continuous shuttle to Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Clubhouse 4, so take advantage of park-and-ride. 

Koffel’s will bring the Taco Truck and Lucille’s BBQ Truck will join the refreshment options for purchase this year.

The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are a GRF member or not. Arts and craft clubs will display, and offer for sale, their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day along with the fitness center.



In observance of Independence Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Tuesday, July 4. 

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 schedule. The Access bus will operate from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

The newspaper will be sent to the printer on Monday, July 3.



Health Options Expo is this Friday

The Golden Rain Foundation has partnered with Sunrise of Seal Beach Assisted Living and 80 other vendors to present the Leisure World Seal Beach sixth annual Health Options Expo on June 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

This free expo will provide information on resources and services available to LWers to improve their quality of life.

A virtual dementia tour, assisted living presentation and eye evaluations will be available to all attendees. The Lions Club will provide free glasses.

The Veterans Plaza stage will be surrounded by over 30 booths and food trucks, including The Berlin Truck—gourmet sausage and grilled cheese and ice cream. The LW Orchestra will play from 11 a.m.-noon.

Everyone is invited to this free, fun community event. Watch for more updates in LW Weekly and via LW Live. 

GRF Minibus shuttle service will be available for all who want to avoid the traffic and limited parking near the expo.

A special early morning on-call event bus service will be available from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the morning of the Life Options Expo. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, on Friday, June 30, between 9:30-10 a.m. to be picked up. Regularly scheduled minibus shuttle service will be available all day after 9 a.m. for convenient bus service to the Expo. 

See the 2022 Minibus Book Weekday Schedule pages for shuttle bus route timetables or call Grant Winford at 562-431-6586, ext. 372, for assistance.



CINC system offers information on permits, violations and more

Leisure Worlders are getting settled into CINC, the Golden Rain Foundation’s new portal for paying assessments.

But CINC is more than just a payment processing tool; the application offers a wide array of services that can help members stay up to date on violations, work orders, community events and more.

This past week, GRF launched a CINC application, LWSB All Access, which is available for download for Apple or Android phones. Now, members will have access to payments and Mutual information from the palm of their hands.

From the Resident Portal accessible through the app, people can do the following:

• Take a quick glance at account information, violations, ACC (Permit) orders and work orders (SROs) through the Dashboard.

• Use the Pay Assessments drop down to make one-time or recurring payments by e-check or credit card.

• View account information, resident profile information, ACC requests, violations and work orders through the Account Information drop down. (Each Mutual Board can choose whether to allow shareholders to view and submit work orders and ACC/permit request through the app.)

• Learn more about Leisure World through the Community Info drop down, which includes a calendar of Mutual events, a member directory, a gallery of Mutual photos and important documents such as governing documents, meeting documents and Mutual financial documents. (Mutual Boards can decide whether to use the calendar and photo gallery options. Members can decide whether to have their information shared to the member directory.)

The CINC app also offers Board-only access to keep Board members up to date on the state of their Mutual. Through the Board Overview drop down, members of the Board can access their Mutual’s Aging Report, which shows the aging assessments for all shareholders/owners in the Mutual; accounts receivable, which shows a report of the collection activity for the shareholders/owners in the mutual; and an ACC Review, which shows all permit applications for the Mutual.

If the Board elects to approve invoices electronically, they’ll also be able to approve invoices through the CINC app, as well as review and respond to tasks inputted by the Portfolio Specialist in this section. Lastly, violations and work orders (SROs) for the Mutual will appear here. 

These new features will help streamline both the Board and members’ access to essential information.

Members who have lost their CINC account numbers can contact Reception at 562-431-6586, ext. 313, or Finance at 562-431-6586, ext. 431, to recover their number.


CERT discusses shelter in place

On June 23, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) discussed how to prepare for sheltering in place. Many LW residents may not be aware that if there is a disaster—such as an earthquake, fire, smoke, toxic spill or terrorist attack—they are basically on their own and will need to be able to shelter in place for at least three days.

If this happens, people will need to have an adequate supply of water (one gallon per person per day); food (non-perishables like peanut butter, power bars and a manual can opener); and light (flashlights and batteries). 

These are the most important things but a complete list for a Home Disaster Supply Kit or a ready-made kit is available through the Orange County Fire Authority (ocfa.org) or from CERT at the upcoming October Disaster Expo.



Letter to the Editor


I was reading the “Letters to the Editor” column of last week’s paper and I certainly agree with Rachael Lehmberg when she asked “Where is the outrage” concerning our long gone pharmacy. I absolutely loved the convenience of it, the friendly and always available help, the candy counter and the fact that these wonderful people would deliver your prescription to your door. I was more than outraged when it closed its doors for the last time. I was devastated.

Now we are offered the services of CVS which is certainly not built around a senior’s abilities. Everything is done by computer and you can’t get a human to talk to, so if you have a complaint, too bad. The prescriptions are filled automatically, whether you like it or not, and they SAY that they will deliver; however, in my case, the computer told me that they can’t deliver to my house because I have the wrong insurance. What? And if you try to get a human to talk to on the phone, you are put on hold until you fall asleep. 

Whatever the reason for our little pharmacy’s closing, I am sure I am not alone in mourning our loss. Oh, and also outraged, that’s for sure!

Joan Rose

Mutual 12


Letters Policy

Letters, maximum 250 words, should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email, regular mail or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate.


Scams on the rise in Seal Beach; how to avoid them

Social Security Administration imposter scams

Social Security imposters may tell victims that their SSN has been linked to criminal activity and/or suspended. The scammer will claim they can reactivate the number once the victim confirms their SSN. Other Social Security scams may tell victims their benefits are eligible for an increase and request that they confirm their name, date of birth and SSN. 

Both approaches are ploys to gain access to personal information that can be used to access private accounts and personal finances.

Actual representatives from the Social Security Administration won’t ask for your SSN over the phone. Warnings of arrest, the suspension of your Social Security number or the loss of benefits are also signs that the notice is a scam.

Internal Revenue Service imposter scams

Another one of the most prominent government scams is IRS impersonation. This type of scam usually involves calling victims directly and telling them they owe taxes that, if not paid, could lead to their arrest or other legal action. The scammer’s goal is to intimidate victims into immediately sending the requested money or providing personal information, like bank account or Social Security numbers.

The Department of the Treasury recommends immediately hanging up if you receive a phone call matching these characteristics. 

If there’s an issue with your taxes, the IRS will typically send a notice in the mail first. It will never ask for personal financial information like PINs, passwords, or credit card numbers.

Computer Tech Support/Virus Imposter Scams

Tech support scammers tell victims their computers have problems or viruses that they can help resolve. They then make money by asking victims to pay for services that aren’t needed. In 2019, tech support scammers stole $24 million from victims over 60. The most common way tech support scammers connect with victims is online.

On certain websites, pop-up warnings may appear, warning users of a virus or security issue on their computers. Though the message sounds urgent and may use official- looking logos, it’s just a way to trick the user into making contact and sending money. Often, tech scammers claim they are from a well-known company like Microsoft or Apple. When these pop-ups appear, simply close out the tab and ignore the warning.

Scammers may also ask for remote access to your computer. While legitimate computer care companies may do this to resolve technical issues, you shouldn’t grant remote access to your computer to anyone that you haven’t vetted. Whether or not the method is listed here, it’s important to be skeptical of anyone who is asking for advance or immediate payment. Resist the pressure to act quickly.

Scammers create a sense of urgency to produce fear and lure victims into immediate action. Call the police immediately if you feel there is a danger to yourself or a loved one. 

When in doubt, don’t send any of the requested money, and talk to someone you trust about the potential scammer.

For more information about scams, go to the Federal Trade Commission website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/. Report any suspected telephone scams to the Seal Beach Police Department at 562-799-4100.



Mutual Meeting Schedule

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

Wed., July 5 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., July 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., July 10 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., July 11 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Mon., July 12 Mutual 4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom 8:45 a.m.

Thurs., July 13 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., July 14 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., July 17 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Tues., July 18 Mutual 14

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., July 19 Mutual 5

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m. 

Wed., July 19 Mutual 7

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Thurs., July 20 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Thurs., July 20 Mutual 11

Conference Room B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.


GRF Policy Regarding Clubs

Clubs are a big part of Leisure World life. 

Over the years, the GRF has developed policies to ensure orderly and fair access to amenities by the scores of clubs that thrive here. 

Below is a rundown of rules that govern LW clubs.

GRF Policy 1406-50, Item 5, states: “Although members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to imply its membership or events are open to non-GRF members.”


With the prolific use of social media, postings and ads for club events sometimes show up on the internet. 

It is incumbent upon club officers to educate their members about the policies governing clubs. 

Promoting an event on trust property outside of Leisure World is strictly prohibited.


• Electronic newsletters should be shared exclusively with club members, including disclaimers saying that such events are closed to non-GRF members.

• Although club members may invite guests, it should be emphasized that the shareholder/member who invites the guest must accompany him or her at all times.

• Clubs may not advertise any activity that is in violation of state, local or federal law. For example, raffles and other games of chance are illegal and cannot be promoted, unless a club is a registered charitable organization or other nonprofit with a license to conduct a lottery.

• The GRF provides ample opportunity for promoting clubs via the LW Weekly, electronic bulletin boards and the www.lwsb.com website.

• Clubs may submit articles to the LW Weekly by the end of business on Thursdays to be published the following week.

• Clubs may submit contact and meeting information or even have a link to a webpage under the Active Living tab on www.lwsb.com.

• The Recreation Department will post a flyer on electronic screens in all clubhouses and will create the artwork gratis upon request and submission of an application to the Recreation Department.

• Clubs should contact the Reservations Office to clarify their particular situations before advertising.

• All policies concerning clubhouse usage are available for review at www.lwsb.com; search under GRF/Policies/Recreation.

For more information, contact the Recreation Office by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.


Expanded Hours at the Gates

Hours of operation were extended at the St. Andrews and North Gates starting last month. 

The gates now open at 5:45 a.m. and close at 10:45 p.m.  The extra 15 minutes in the morning is especially appreciated by early birds leaving for work or the gym, and the extra 45 minutes at night allow residents to quickly access the community while easing traffic at the front gate.


Family Radio Service Users

The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday. The call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. 

Wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button before stating your first name, last name initial and Mutual number. Release when finished.

For more information contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at rjerxn@yahoo.com, or call 562-431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.

GRF Meetings

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

Mon., July 3 GRF Facilities Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., July 6 GRF Operations Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., July 11 GRF Member Services Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., July 13 GRF Administration Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., July 25 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.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. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.


Bathroom Accessibility

Most LWers eligible for free grant remodel program

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason are likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. 

HUD has increased the income limits for the LW bathroom grant program, so more people qualify and there is double the funding to help for the next six weeks. 

“Nearly everyone who has completed an application has gotten the $4K-plus improvements on their bathrooms for free,” said Monique Miner of CivicStone, the company that the City of Seal Beach employs to administer the grant program.

To qualify, resident households must meet certain guidelines. Savings do not disqualify you. All applicants must be over 55 years of age and have a gross annual household income less than or equal to new income limits, which allow for a maximum gross annual income of $80,400 for a one-person household; $91,850 for a two-person household and $103,350 for a three-person household. 

CivicStone has also added electronic signing to the process to aid ease of application. 

For nearly two decades, the City of Seal Beach has run the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents of Leisure World modify their bathrooms, making them easier for seniors to use.

The units in Leisure World were built in the 1960s, before ADA regulations were established. As a result, the fiberglass tub/shower combinations can be a challenge for seniors to use. The funding from the County of Orange and HUD is used to modify these fiberglass units to make them more accessible to the residents for free.

How is it done? The side wall of the existing fiberglass tubs are cut to just a few inches from the floor. The tubs are then refinished with a new coat of fiberglass to look like new, and a custom glass shower door is installed. The process converts the tub/shower combination into a functioning shower. The grant funds can also be used to build an in-shower bench, add grab bars and/or replace an existing toilet with a high-boy toilet.

The bathroom improvement process is coordinated by CivicStone (www.civicstone.com), a company hired by the City of Seal Beach to review all applications and manage the construction improvements with the approved contractors. Once approved for the program and scheduled for work, the improvements usually take less than a week to complete.

 Applications are currently being accepted and are available online at https://www.civicstone.com and from the City of Seal Beach’s website. 

For more information, email monique@civicstone.com or call 909-364-9000.


Comments/Questions at Meetings

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

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting.



Community Church

Community Church is proud to declare “all are welcome here.” In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says to his apostles: “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.”  

This week, Community Church will look at what it means to welcome one another and Jesus.  Jesus spent his ministry welcoming those on the margins of the society. Anyone who has been made to feel less than welcome in the past or those who can see that they have been less than welcoming in the past are invited to come and learn from this message on Sunday, July 2.

People are welcome to join the service on Sunday at 9:50 a.m. in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. The in-person service is followed by food and fellowship. People can contact the church office to receive the Zoom link. 

For more information, call the church office and leave a message at 562-431-2503.


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, June 30, along with a potluck dinner prior to services in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 5 p.m. A sign up sheet for the potluck has been sent to members. Services, conducted by Rabbi Eric Dangott and Jason Fedder, will begin following the dinner at 6:30. Hybrid services continue on Saturday, July 1,with Rabbi Mike Mymon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m.  To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

This week’s double Torah portion is Chukat-Balak from the book of Numbers. It opens by describing the process of burning the red heifer and using its ashes for purification. It also tells the stories of the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, Moses striking a rock to bring forth water, a plague of venomous snakes, and battles against the Emorite kings Sihon and Og. Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite.  

Contact Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for information.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., in 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, 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 July 3-9 is Acts 1-5.

The “Come, Follow Me” devotional asks “Have you ever wondered what Peter might have been thinking and feeling when he, with the other Apostles, ‘looked steadfastly toward heaven’ as Jesus ascended to His Father? The Church that was founded by the Son of God was now in Peter’s care.”


Redeemer Lutheran Church

Jesus said in Matthew 10:40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.”

“Welcoming God into Your Life” is the theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. on July 2. LWers are invited to share the word and Communion in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. After the choir and congregation close worship with the July 4 prayer-filled hymn  titled“The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” there will be a fellowship reception.  

Redeemer thanks those who have contributed to its continuous food drive. LWers are invited to bring non-perishable food to the church anytime. The food is distributed to those in need in the community.  

For more information about the church or its outreach within the community, call 562-598-8697.


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet with Ven. Kusala on Saturday, July 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in a simple way. The group is interactive and those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Kusala in his teachings. 

For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month at  6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

This week’s sermon: Meekness is not a trait valued in society today.  The loudest voices and those who push hardest seem to get their way, even if it is not the best choice for the majority. But God values meekness. It is the next fruit of the spirit Assembly of God’s study in Galatians 5:22-23. Pastor Chuck Franco will preach a sermon titled “Meekness Is Not Weakness” on Sunday, July 2, illustrating how Christians can demonstrate a holy meekness in their strength.

Bible Study:“Job,” by Francis Chan, takes students into the chaos Job experienced as he lost everything he valued, to the point of questioning God. 

This is a story of redemption and a God who cares and acts on behalf of the faithful, even in life’s most bitter circumstances. A short video lesson is followed by guided discussion and student interaction.  

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com. Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. 

Pastor Chuck’s sermons are on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.


First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, 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

This week Pastor Bruce Humes will discuss an event that happened to Abram in Genesis 15. After God had shown Abram his descendants would be as plentiful as the stars, he goes on to tell him of the land that he and descendants would possess. God then instructed Abram to bring specific animals, a heifer, a female goat,  ram, a turtle dove and a pigeon and then present them as a way of confirming the covenant between them.  The sacrifices were then cut in two and lay separated. God then caused a deep sleep to fall upon Abram. God told Abram that his descendants would be strangers in a land that was not theirs, would be enslaved and oppressed for 400 years and ultimately a judgement would come upon the nation that had enslaved them and afterward God’s people would be freed.

During the dream God appeared in the form of a  flaming torch passing between the sacrificed animals as his confirmation of the unconditional covenant between Abram, and his descendants. 

What an incredible exhibition of God’s grace. The descendants of Abram, the Hebrews, went into the land of Egypt that was not their own for 400 years, but it was during that time that the nation and people grew to be a great nation as God had promised.  

The prophet Isaiah put it like this in Isaiah 55:8-9, “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”

Weekend Services                                                                                                                    

Sunday services are traditional services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano. Ray will also sing a special selection this week.  

Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.                                                                                                                               

 Midweek Studies                                                                                                                 

 The women’s Bible Study, led by Melli Herrera, will be on summer break from July 3-24.  

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

The Thursday Bible study group, led by Elder Jack Frost,  meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Bruce Humes leads the prayer and Bible study group on Fridays from 6-7 p.m.

All residents are welcome to join any of the studies.

Scripture of the Week

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him” Psalm 28:7.


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

Those who want more information or have a need can call the church message line at 562-431-8810.


Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly’s popular Pray, Share, and Act class is now in progress. It’s not too late to join in, with two of the three meetings left. 

Led by Earlene Leming, long-time prison ministry leader and Bible teacher, along with her fellow prison ministry volunteer Suzy Mellen, the class is held in the church’s Garden Room on the first Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held July 6 from 1-2 p.m.

This is a condensed version of the congregation favorite Pray, Share and Act course that was previously offered for many years, before the pandemic.  

During the meetings, participants will learn to PRAY effectively through the power of the Holy Spirit; SHARE in praying for needs and hearing “miracle-answers;” and ACT go forth and touch lives.

All LW residents can join the meetings. After the July 6 meeting, there will be one more class offered on Aug. 3. 

Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Those who are interested in growing through community are welcome to join the men’s or women’s ministries. The groups  meet the third Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. 

To receive more information about the church or to receive the free monthly newsletter, call the office at 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net or visit www.FCAchurch.net. 


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet Sunday, July 2,  at, 10 a.m. to  celebrate the mutual fellowship and joy believers have with the heavenly father and his son Jesus Christ. The book of Job concludes with God’s intervening in Job’s sufferings and delivering him from false feelings of estrangement from God and his fellowman. God comes, removes doubts, and blesses Job’s life in the present and happily ever after. 

The men’s Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, July 3, at 10 a.m. to  look at the story of Ruth and Boaz, which shows God’s missionary heart. The Energizers group will meet on Wednesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. to apply the truth that “God is my fortress” from Psalm 59.

For more information, call 562-430-8598.



Rollin Thunder

Roll through LW in the Fourth of July golf cart parade

Leisure World’s popular July 4 Golf Cart Parade by the Rollin’ Thunder Club is in its final planning stages. This greatly anticipated event  will feature dozens of colorfully decorated golf carts, and will follow a route covering most of the community’s main thoroughfares and larger residential streets. Parade participants can finalize their decorations at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 4.  The parade will officially get underway at 11 a.m., concluding an hour later at Clubhouse 6.

Parade participants are invited to bring cookies and other refreshments to Clubhouse 4.  These will be served at the parade’s conclusion at Clubhouse 6. Membership in the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club is not required to enter the parade.

Parade participants are reminded to charge their batteries or have a full tank of gas prior to the event.

Club President Tom Davis will be on hand at the parade to accept club membership applications. Call 562-431-6859 for more information.


Help support local students

Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the best fireworks shows in the area from a prime location and dine on delicious food, all while supporting local students. 

J.H. McGaugh Elementary School’s nonprofit Project SEEK is selling a series of 10-person tables at The Boathouse on the Bay, located on the waterfront of Alamitos Bay, for the “Big Bang on the Bay” fireworks display on July 3. 

These tables at the Boathouse offer a front-row view of the fireworks show and include a buffet hosted by Naples Rib Company. As the event website reads: “Brace yourself for a breathtaking symphony of colors, shapes, and patterns that will illuminate the night and create unforgettable memories.” The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. 

Booking a table will directly support Project SEEK, the volunteer-run booster organization that entirely funds both the art and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and teacher salaries at McGaugh, the only public school in Seal Beach. 

All of the proceeds from the sale of the tables will go toward McGaugh’s kindergarten through fifth grade students and their hands-on explorations in art and science. To purchase a table for $1,500 (or $150 per individual seat) for a party, email president@projectseek.org or visit projectseek.org for more information. 


Battery recycling program returns July 18

The Golden Age Foundation will host a battery recycling service on Tuesday, July 18, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. GRF ID is required.

GAF will collecting approved batteries such as alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel cadmium (NiCd), nickel metal-hydride (NiMH), lithium Ion (Li-Ion), lithium metal, silver oxide, button cell batteries and all other dry cell batteries.

This includes all household batteries, cell phone and laptop batteries and small, button-type batteries. Place each lithium battery in a separate bag to comply with recycling requirements. 

It is very important for LWers to recycle batteries instead of throwing them in the trash to keep waste fees low and the planet clean.

Note that this service is for residents household batteries only; no business batteries. 

The Golden Age Foundation is happy and honored to be able to serve the community in this area. 

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


Paws, Claws and Beaks

The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will meet on Thursday, July 13, at noon in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.  All pet owners are welcome and leashed pets are welcome.   This is a potluck lunch meeting. People are asked to bring a protein or side dish, no desserts. RSVP to Jackie Hildebrand at 562 595-1736.  


Seniors for Peace

Athens to discuss composting

The  Seniors For Peace Club  will meet on Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Representatives from Athens Services, LW’s waste disposal provider, will explain and clarify the mandatory organic waste recycling program to all interested residents. There will be ample opportunity for residents to ask questions regarding the program. 

The organic recycling program was mandated by the State of California last year to stop huge amounts of food scraps and other organic waste from being dumped into landfills, which releases massive amounts of methane into the environment.

The club encourages all Leisure Worlders to attend this important meeting. Those interested in attending should call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040.


Humanist Association

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet Sunday, July 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 10:20 a.m.

The guest speaker will be author and religious scholar Bill Zuersher. The title of his talk will be “Consciousness: Brains, Minds and Souls.”

How is consciousness possible? Is consciousness the preserve of human beings only, or do animals, plants and even electrons participate? Can a rational worldview accommodate someone’s everyday concepts of the self, or does a person have a God-given soul to account for their subjective experience, free will and rationality?

Zuersher is an activist for the separation of church and state and the author of “Seeing through Christianity: a Critique of Beliefs and Evidence.” His interest in religion derives from a concern about the role of faith-based beliefs in American politics.  Rather than engage in public policy debate about multiple disparate issues, Zuersher has focused on the root cause of all of them.

The Leisure World Humanist Association attempts to provide a forum for topics of interest and relevance for the community.

—Dave Silva


American Latino Club

RSVP for Hawaiian BBQ lunch

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, July 13, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

 The lunch menu will be catered from Ono Hawaiian BBQ in Buena Park. A combination plate will include macaroni salad, white steamed rice and steamed vegetables consisting of cabbage and broccoli.  The main entrée will include barbeque chicken, beef or short ribs. Members will have to choose one of the three entrées. The cost is $17 for members and $19 for guests. 

Payment and choice  of entrée  must reach Carmen Edwards by Thursday, July 6, either by U.S. mail or dropping it off at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-K, Seal Beach, CA., 90740. No orders will be accepted after the July 6 deadline. Make sure to specify the name and entrée each person is ordering. No extra lunches will be purchased.  

Members will be contacted by email or phone for details. Members and guests may bring their own lunch/drink if they have dietary restrictions. 

 For more information, call Edwards at 562 431-4257.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The LW Democratic Club is relaunching its highly successful monthly Voter Awareness Sessions. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. This session will feature a discussion on the upcoming primary election, as well as how the Democratic Party functions at all levels. It will cover topics such as who is running for election and the party’s endorsement processes. Because of the size of the room, attendance will be limited so people are invited to register immediately by emailing beverleybender@gmail.com. 

Joanna Weiss will be the club’s featured speaker on July 26. Weiss founded the grassroots organization Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE). She is running to replace Katie Porter, LWs current representative in Congress.

Congresswoman Porter is running to replace Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate.  She has been invited to speak at the club’s membership meeting on Aug. 23. The club hopes to hear from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is also running to replace Feinstein as well. 

The Democratic Club’s board has voted unanimously to support the candidacy of Cypress City Councilwoman Frances Marquez for Orange County Board of Supervisors.  She is running to replace current representative on the board, Andrew Do.  Supervisor Do’s term in office expires at the end of 2024.

The club’s information booth will not be open on July 4 due to holiday events scheduled in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. 

The club’s nominating committee continues to work on assembling a roster of candidates for the 2024/2025 SBLW Democratic Club Board of Directors.  Anyone interested in serving in this capacity should call 562-296-8521 or 562-594-4156.

Correction from June 22 issue: The Democratic Party of Orange County event scheduled for July 11 is a fundraiser in a private home in Santa Ana, not the DPOC annual gala.  

For more in-depth reporting on issues and candidates, Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521.  People are asked to include their full contact information, as well as party affiliation.

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club believes that facts and the truth do matter.  Everything appearing in this weekly column and in its bimonthly newsletter has been fact checked to the fullest extent possible.


RSVP for the Sunshine Club’s picnic July 15

The Sunshine Club will host a picnic on July 15 in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

The picnic will be a way for members to socialize and enjoy a lunch of sandwiches and freshly cut watermelons. To sign up,  come to the Sunshine Club on Friday, July 7, in Clubhouse  3, Room 2 before the 10 a.m. presentation to pay. Alicia La Brenche will take RSVPs.

Greenbelt singers  Nina De Rosa, Ken Notoreva and Ric Dizon will entertain during the picnic. 

In order to participate in the GRF Life Options Expo, the Sunshine Club will not meet on Friday, June 30. The Sunshine Club will meet on Friday, July 7, with Wendy Wheeler from Sunrise in Seal Beach. 

For more information, about the club or picnic, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.



Richard “Red” Ryals


Richard “Red” Ryals went to be with our Father in heaven on June 10, 2023, at the age of 88, in Seal Beach, California. He was a great man who always celebrated life, even in his most difficult times. And Richard was a man who would desire for us to celebrate his life rather than mourn his death.

Richard was a veteran, a man of God, and a warrior. He was born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Long Beach, California. Richard served in the army as a proud soldier from 1957-1959. Richard was an active man of God who regularly served in the church and he was a beacon of light and joy to all of those around him. His love for others was evident in all he did and said. Richard will be greatly missed, but he will continue to live on in our hearts and minds.  

Richard leaves behind five beautiful children: Jay Scovill, Linda McClelland, Carolyn Trevino, Michael Ryals, and Lisa Ryals Page, along with many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Those who want to celebrate Richard’s life, join family and friends on July 7 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 in Leisure World, Seal Beach, CA.


Kyoko Weaver Ogita


From her husband, Richard:

We held hands in a tender moment at her bedside. She knew her passing was near. As she’d always done, she remembered, even through all the pain, one very important last detail: “Please write a nice announcement for me?”

Her words so childlike, I forced back tears. “Of course. Remember, your notes are on my audio recorder.” She relaxed and gently squeezed my hand.

Kyoko’s roughly three-year warfare with cancer finally ceased in the hours before dawn on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. In those dark years I witnessed her unyielding courage in not giving ground to intense attacks from that debilitating disease, physical decline and final tsunami of pain overwhelming her hospice medications and her courage to live. She had the heart of a lion, yet a tender, enduring and strengthening love for her family and friends. 

To her family and LW friends, Kyoko said, “My heart speaks to you in grateful thanks for your love and sweet gifts to me in my last months. Knowing each of you made my life rich and a joy. Your tender support lifted my hopes in those longest days and nights. We share wonderful memories. I remember you with much love.” 

Her story:

Panic gripped the Japanese civilian settlement. The Imperial Army was retreating from the Manchuria. Families had one hour before the last evacuation train departed. To be left behind meant imprisonment or capture. Kyoko’s mother furiously bundled clothing and food together, gathered her four children and fled to the train. Arriving at the port city hours later, it was learned all Japanese soldiers and male civilians, including Kyoko’s father, had already been evacuated by ships. The thousands of women and children would be evacuated in a second convoy. But those ships never returned. Kyoko and her family became immediate refugees. 

Born in Manchuria to father Mikio Ogita and mother Kazue Ishiwata Ogita, Kyoko was the youngest of four children. As refugees they faced a harrowing struggle to survive while other refugees perished. Finally, one year later, U.S. and Allied Forces sent ships to evacuate the stranded civilians back to Japan. In Yokohama, life was hard. Too young for elementary school, Kyoko often spent hours alone standing outside the classroom watching her sisters learn their lessons. Kazue divorced Mikio, then raised four children, helped at times by  their grandparents. Kazue’s employer forbade childcare at work but a neighbor took Kyoko in after school. She taught Kyoko the skills of knitting, sewing and crocheting skills, which Kyoko improved throughout her life. In high school, to save money, She tailored  dresses and clothing for her mother and herself. After graduation, Kyoko attended a business school at night while working full time as a clerk at a shoe manufacturer. She earned a certificate as a Telex Operator. This combination of office and technology skills assured her of higher salaries. She also studied professional Japanese flower design and earned a license. Her designs often evoked praise and professional recognition. She saved money and arrived in Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

She worked three jobs as a telex operator, night shifts as a yarn factory employee and sewing apparel on weekends and lived in the YWCA. Her income increased, she found an apartment and bought a used car. A prestigious commodities trading firm hired her as a telex specialist. She left her other two jobs to attend evening adult vocational classes. She earned certificates in English proficiency and office computers. 

Kyoko and her husband, Richard, met at a mutual friends party and dated a few months. One day her neighbor called Richard at work, letting him know that Kyoko was in an emergency room for surgery. She had no family there, so Richard left work and arrived at the hospital to find her asleep and looking weak. He sat at her bedside until she awoke hours later. Surprised but pleased, both of them sensed they had something special. The couple dated seriously after that, married along their life journey, over 41 years together. 

Kyoko rose to become and assistant manager for purchasing at a Japanese aerospace company. Forced to retire after 20 years to care for her aging mother, she travelled back and forth to Japan. When, in mid-life, her husband Richard became totally blind, Kyoko assumed much of his care. Kyoko’s strengthening love and support motivated Richard to seek training and finally successful employment. 

The couple moved to Leisure World in 2005. Kyoko was especially found of and a member of the Hula Club, where she also served as treasurer. She loved gardening, had a magical green thumb with plants and flowers (hydrangeas were her favorite) which prompted her to join  the Garden Club. She enjoyed many Recreation Department excursions, especially baseball games to watch Shohei Ohtani, her favorite player.

Her joys included traveling to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, and the Grand Tetons in Yellowstone. Her love of history found her traveling to many ancient Japanese historic sites, temples and even to a monastery in the mountains. There, she discovered ancient writings which traced the Ogita family origins. She loved dogs and would make instant friends with almost any dog on her walks around LW. 

Her tenderness and advocacy for people with handicaps was daily practiced. She often stepped away from her hula dancers role to chat with patients watching the performance in different care facilities. She would reassure them, and even danced with them to help encourage them to be hopeful and show them love. 

She loved sharing special foods and chats with her Japanese girlfriends and their laughter often filled her home with joy. Christmas season gave her great pleasure in decorating trees, her home, and even her husband. Singing her favorite carol, “Silent Night”  would brighten her face as if it was illuminated from deep inside. Although not dedicated to a specific religion, she respected others and held a deep faith that there was a God, whom she might understand in her life journey.  

Richard and her care giver were at Kyoko’s bedside as she gently eased in her sleep to eternity. 

“I remember each of you with much love,” Kyoko said. 

She is survived by her husband, Richard; cousins Yushi Ishiwata and Yoshiko Koda; and her nieces and nephews Mitsi, John Jr. III and Derek Byrum. 

—Paid Obituary


In Memoriam

Robert Jones 62

Irene Miramontez 63

Kelly Pula 55

Susan Pratt 83

Anna Salhus 80

Alma Yax de Tovar 72

Ronald Fleming 81

Patricia Fuimaono 56

Michael Forbes 75

Russell Chaney 76

Elizabeth Buck 91

Don Scruggs 88

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary,


— paid obituary


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date. Obituaries that are received later than Friday will go in the following week’s issue. Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.

The first 250 words, plus one picture, are free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents.  For more information, call 562-430-0534, ext. 801, or email laurieb@lwsb.com.


Shredding service returns on July 11

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) willl hold a shredding  service on Tuesday, July 11, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

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

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m., no one will be there to guard bags or sensitive documents.

• Only use paper or plastic bags to hold documents. Leave the bags open; do not tie the handles together. 

•  Cardboard boxes will not be accepted. 

• Residents are asked to put their bags on the front passenger seat and stay in the car. A GAF volunteer will come to the car to retrieve the bag. 

• All shareholders are asked to drop their documents and go once the shredding truck arrives. 

• There will be no chairs for people to wait and sit with their documents. 

• No magazines or newspapers will be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips.

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags will be turned away.

• No X-ray scans will be accepted. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World residents. The GAF is staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support of shareholders, residents, clubs organizations and businesses is the main source of income.  Donations are welcome. 

More information go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org, or text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 




The Jerry Wrenn Ladder Tournament set for July 8

On Saturday, July 8, the Pickleball Players Club will hold The Jerry Wrenn Ladder Tournament in memory of past president Jerry Wrenn, who recently passed away. 

 The tournament entry fee is $5, which includes a barbecue. Sign-ups for the tournament will begin 15 minutes before each level of play.

 The tournament will be split into three levels of play with 16 players in each set: 10 a.m.- noon for levels 2.5-3.0; noon-2 p.m. for level 3.5; 2-4 p.m. for level 4+; barbecue at 4:30 p.m.

Players will be assigned a court when they sign up and play their first game. Those who win will go up to the higher court. Those who lose will go down a court. People must play with a different player in each game. There will be six games in all to play. Each game will end when the first team reaches 11 or the 15-minute whistle blows, whichever comes first. Those at the score 10-11 must win by two points.

 “After finish of play, we will have a barbecue. There will be no winners, no losers, just fun play,” said club President Linda Evenson.

 If attendees are not playing in the tournament but wish to attend the barbecue, the fee is $5.

 “Jerry was one of the original club players from when pickleball started indoors in Clubhouse 1. He was also past president of our club. Just remember, Jerry helped start what we all now get to enjoy,” said Evenson.

Free Monthly Lesson July 11

The Pickleball Players Club is sponsoring a free beginner lesson on Tuesday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. The Pickleball Club will loan paddles and balls. The beginner lesson is offered on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information on the lessons, email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com or contact president Linda Evenson at 561-577-3283.


Shuffleboard courts close July 10 for restoration work, reopen July 31

There are two additional mornings for Shuffleboard Club pick-up game play, July 3 and 5, and then the courts will close for restoration work. The project is expected to be completed by July 31.

The club invites all present and past members to join them for a “Bon Voyage” Potluck on Wednesday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at the Courts Building and the Clubhouse 1 outdoor tables to wish the troubled courts goodbye. 

Fall leagues will begin organizing teams and schedules by the middle of August. New players are welcome to join either or both the leagues: Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8, and Friday mornings from 8:30-11. The fall season will play nine games and will end by mid-December. There will be a sign-up sheet starting Aug. 16 at the Courts building for anyone interested in joining a team.

For all Shuffleboard Club questions, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

—Kay Mount


Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month in Clubhouse 3. Sign-up starts at 1 p.m. and play begins at 1:30. 

On June 10 the winners were: Dolores Ruiz and Stella Kaiser, most wins; Mary Milhone and Yvonne Vostry, most buncos; Nancy Floyd, most babies; Marilyn Moody, most losses. The door prize winner was Marianne Matheis. 

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

—DorIs Dack, president


Pool Club held June pool tournament

The monthly pool tournament, held June 21, was an eight ball doubles event for 12 teams. Each team played seven rounds and the top three teams received prize money.

Three teams were tied at the end of the seven rounds with six wins apiece. There was a drawing to determine which of the three teams would receive a bye and would play the winner of the two remaining teams. Russell Black and John Barth drew the bye.

Tom Zimmerman and Shery Wells won the lag for break against Dave Silva and Zelma Berkenkamp. Berkenkamp missed a tricky cut shot in the side on the eight ball, but Zimmerman scratched on his team’s last ball, giving Silva ball in hand for an easy shot on the eight for the win. 

In the final game for first place the game went down to the eight for both teams. Silva made the seven ball in the corner, but left his partner Berkenkamp a very thin cut on the eight in the side pocket. She left Black a long straight-in shot on the eight, which he made to take first place for him and his partner Barth.


Men’s Golf League Results

Friday Golf 

On June 16, 11 golfers and one guest, Daniel Mahoney, played on the nine hole 1,795-yard, par-30 Bixby Village Golf Course in Long Beach. The weather was cool and, surprise, overcast. Initially the course was wet, making reading the greens tricky. 

This is the first time the league has played this course and it has no par 5’s. Since it is only nine holes the golfers played the course twice for a total par of 60. There is one water hazard which has to be crossed to reach the par-3 second hole. Several par-3 holes are 150-170 yards long, making them a challenge to reach. One par 3 has an inviting donut hole sand trap in the middle of the green. The par 4’s are dog-legs with numerous sand traps tee to green. The large greens and tees are in good condition. Fairways had suffered with the drought but are recovering nicely. Along with numerous sand traps and devilishly placed trees, the course was a challenge.

Fujio Norihiro had the fewest putts for the ‘A’ flight and Bob Munn for the ‘B’. Jim Goltra was closest to the pins on both the par-3 second and 18 holes. Bill McKusky had two birdies, Gene Vesely, Gary Stivers, Norihiro, Chris Lankford, Tom Ross, Bob Munn and Lowell Goltra had one each.

A flight winners: Norihiro, first place, a marvelous 8 under 52; Jim Goltra, second, a good 3 under 57; Stivers, third, a nice 2 under 58; tie between Dave LaCascia and Sam Choi, fourth, at 1 over 61; Chris Lankford, fifth.

 B flight winners: Bob Munn, first place, a splendid 8 under 52; Vesely, second, an excellent 4 under 56; Lowell Goltra, third, a fine 2 under 58; tie between McKusky and Ross, fifth.

Monday Golf 

On June 19, 13 golfers and a guest challenged the 5,800-yard par-70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. The course continues to improve after the devastation caused by the heavy rains earlier in the year.

The excellent course conditions were reflected in scores with nine of the 13 golfers net under par. Birdies were carded by Dave LaCascia, Chris Lankford, Larry Hillhouse with two, and Fujio Norihiro. Larry Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 150-yard par-3 second hole and LaCascia was closest on the 95-yard par-3 ninth hole. Gary Stivers and Lankford tied for fewest putts in the ‘A’ Flight and William Hillhouse had fewest in the ‘B’.

 A flight winners: LaCascia, first place, a very well-played 10 under 60; Lankford, second, a hard-earned 5 under 65; Stivers, third, a super 4 under 66; Larry Hillhouse, fourth, a nice 3 under 67; Norihiro, fifth, a fine 2 under 68; Sam Choi, sixth, at 1 under 69.

 B flight winners: Bob Munn, first place, a terrific 3 under 67; Gene Vesely, second, at 1 under 69; 3-way tie between Digna Vesely, William Hillhouse and Lowell Goltra, third; Tom Ross, fourth.

 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. 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 (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. 

For more information regarding the club, contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.

—David LaCascia


Duplicate Bridge Club 

The Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or by calling Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or emailing her at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm reservations.

 Here are the winners of the Duplicate Bridge Club games for the week of June 11: 

June 6 winners (10 tables): Larry Topper and Kathy Jervik, and Nancy Toussaint and Lynn Danielson, north/south; Joyce Basch and Bud Parish, and Judith Jones and Al Appel, east/west. 

June 15 winners: A Howell Movement was played, eight pairs. Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, first pair; Russ Gray and Fred Reker, second; Howard Small and Dave Carman, third. 

June 16 winners (eight tables): The “Pro-Futures” games were played. Al Appel and Glenn Barry, and Howard Smith and Joyce Basch, north/south. Linda Nye and Donald Vallens, and John Berg and Beth Matheny, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners and thanks to all the players who participate and support the club.

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.

 The club offers lessons and supervised play on Friday mornings. Starting time is 9:30 a.m. Supervised play is an informal game in which players have the opportunity to ask an experienced player questions about bidding and card play. The games are informative and fun. It’s a great way to learn how to play duplicate bridge.

For more information or to join the club, contact John Markovich at 562-661-0502 or by email at cdrjjm@yahoo.com.

—John Markovich


LW Pinochle Club

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

June 10 winners: Nancy Wheeler, first place, 11,610; Donna Gorman, second, 11,710; Gayle Colden, third, 10,350; and Antonia Zupancich, fourth, 10,090.

June 12 winners: Nancy Wheeler, first place, 13,510; Julia Froise, second, 11,510; Don Walton, third, 11,190; Marge Dodero, fourth, 9,380. 

June 15 winners: Nancy Wheeler, first place, 11,951; Dolores Cook, second, 11,700; Rogell Van Wyk, third, 9,600; and Lynn Sorum and Don Walton, fourth place tie, 9,530.

June 17 winners: Suzanne Tester, first place, 9,280; Nita Dixon, second, 9,130; Irene Perkins and Suzzane Parks, third place tie, 9,050; and Nancy Wheeler, fourth, 8,600.


LW Women’s Golf Club

Thirty-seven ladies competed June 20 for low gross, low net, and fewest putts. Also, for the first time in recent history, five of the women golfers playing in B, C and D flights each recorded a low gross score of 32.

A flight winners: Devora Kim, low gross, 25; Young Kim, low net, 23; Lisa Kim, fewest putts, 12.

B flight winners: a tie between Mary Ann Moore and Sun Lee, low gross, 32; Hae Lee, low net, 26; Mary Ann Moore, fewest putts, 12. 

C flight winners: a tie between Angela Han and Keiko Sekino, low gross, 32; Sue Yokomi, low net, 25; Sue Yokomi, fewest putts, 11.

D flight winners: Kay Hong, low gross, 32; Sue Elliott, low net, 25; Sue Elliott, fewest putts, 12.

Any female LW residents interested in playing golf and joining the Women’s Leisure World Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information.


Cribbage Club

Donna Gorman took first place prize money with a score of 824.  There was a three-way tie for second place: Kent Davidson, Sam Ray and Susan Dodson each totaled 821 points for the day. Third went to Bea Lissow with 820. Drew Sargent and Sandy Bird tied for fourth with 816. Minda Burkschab won six of the seven games played. 

To learn to play cribbage or hear more about the club, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885. 2023 dues are $5. A dollar is collected from each member before play begins. Members who come by 12:15 p.m. are guaranteed a place at the table. Announcements are shared at 12:25 p.m. and play begins at 12:30.



Hula dancers perform at centenarian birthday

Hui O Hula dancers performed to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mutual 12 resident Alfred Arrieta.

Hui O Hula classes are held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Both classes start at 1 p.m. Tuesday’s class is offered upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Thursday’s class in given at the Veterans Plaza (or inside Clubhouse 3 if the weather is unfavorable). All are welcome to take hula dance lessons or just to watch and listen to melodic Hawaiian music.

Dancers are enjoying an unusually busy performance schedule. This week there are four performances. For class information, contact 562-431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.


Tickets on sale soon for fall and winter bus trips

Many residents have already joined the festivities on trips like “Under the Skin,” a tragic-comedic play at the International City Theater of Long Beach, “Otello” at the LA Opera, “Stars on Ice” at the Honda Center, and most recently visited the Angels Stadium of Anaheim while the talented Ohtani pitched and scored a homerun against the Seattle Mariners. 

Recreation sold out of tickets for the upcoming Getty Villa trip in July, and to the Pageant of the Masters in August. However, new bus trips will be offered during the fall and winter months.

On Sept. 7, Recreation has a cultural bus trip and tour planned to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30. Recreation has also secured tickets to Segerstrom Hall on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 22, for residents to indulge in the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.” The musical has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards and secured the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. 

During November, residents can visit the Winter Sawdust Festival and experience a “one-of-a-kind holiday art festival,” according to its website. The holiday festivities will persist through early or mid-December, as Recreation returns to Segerstrom Center for Arts to relish American Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The OC register describes the story of Clara as “jaw-droppingly beautiful.” More information to come in the next few months for the winter bus trips.

For more information contact Mayoka at 562-431-6586, ext. 476, or email her at mayokab@lwsb.com.


Bands will return to rock the Clubhouses

Big band swing and jazz: The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards. They will perform Sunday, July 2, from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Velvetones play regularly at LW Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings.

Classic rock, pop and motown: Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock Saturday, July 8, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. The band passionately performs classic rock, pop and motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 

Vinyl Rock 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.

Country music: On Saturday, July 22, Abilene returns to Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music goes until 9. 


Leisure Time Dancers

This week the cha-cha class learned a new step, triple chachas with breaks. As the class mastered the step, a sequence was developed blending the new step with last week’s leader’s hand changes. This sequence fills a lot of music, and will look dynamic on the dance floor.

In East Coast swing, the cuddle in/out was reviewed, and then expanded to include a center movement of the partners exchanging places.

Cha-cha is at 2 p.m., followed by East Coast swing at 3. The group meets Monday afternoons, in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. 

The current class series is extended for an additional week, so cha-cha and East Coast swing will be featured on July 3. On Monday, July 10, a new series will start: salsa at 2 p.m. followed by nightclub two step at 3.

No partner is necessary; class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners arewelcome, a review of basics will be included. The cost is $7 per person for one class, $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.



Author Kaira Rouda will speak July 14

The Leisure World Library invites residents to join its next AuthorSpeak event at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14, next to the Library at Veterans Plaza.

Kaira Rouda is a multi-award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her novels of domestic suspense include “The Widow” and her upcoming novel “Beneath the Surface.”

Many of Rouda’s books are available to borrow from the library in advance of her visit.

The presentation begins promptly at 11 a.m. People can arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. to enjoy refreshments provided by the library. Future Authorspeak events will be publicized in the LW Weekly.


Dancers and Mixers July 4 Dance

The Dancers and Mixers Club invites residents to come celebrate the Independence Day holiday at its dance on July 4 from 7-9 p.m. The club features ballroom dancing to live music provided by Leisure World’s own Linda Herman. 

The dance is an opportunity for people to wear their patriotic best and celebrate without singeing their fingers. All of the fireworks will be virtual and on the dancefloor at Clubhouse 4. There never is a charge to attend the dances, although donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome to attend. People can bring their own favorite beverage and snacks. Partners are not needed as there is a mixer and some line dancing; the club has a strong tradition of welcoming new unaccompanied people. Ballroom dancing is a great form of exercise and a fabulous way to meet new people.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, July 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to photograph a person (headshot) in black and white with light shining on a prominent part of the face. The key is to make it a high contrast image. Photo must be very sharp. Members will send only three photos to benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the next meeting. People can bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on at the meeting.

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.


Leisure World Orchestra

On Friday, June 30, the Leisure World Orchestra will perform during the Golden Rain Foundation Life Options. People can come listen to the group at Veterans Plaza starting at 11 a.m.

The orchestra will also have two more informal performances: short pop concerts on Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 22. 

The concerts will be in the Amphitheater with stage doors opening at 1 p.m. They feature popular tunes such as “Strangers in the Night” and American folk classics such as “Shenandoah” and “Simple Gifts.”

The orchestra continues to expand and is always interested in new players. To join, call Chris Gruber at 562-884-5763 or email chris.p.gruber@gmail.com.


Fax Service

The LW Library offers fax service for $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page to send a fax internationally and 50 cents per page to receive a fax.

The library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures.

For more information, call the library at 562-598-2431.


Community Karaoke

Ellen Brannigan set the tone for karaoke night singing “What a Wonderful World.”

A parade of 30 singers entertained the audience with a variety of songs like Vickie Van Ert’s “My Guy” and Mariza Jouquin’s lively “Diana.” Anna Le did a dramatic “Till.” The audience heard a strong “Don’t Be Cruel” from Frank Miller. Many dancers had fun as Shannon Harrison sang “The Twist.” People hummed along with Nina Todorov’s “Que Sera Sera.” With lots of personality Sally Glausser sang “Potion No. 9.” Wayne Urban shook up the audience while singing “Jackson.” Some soothing numbers were sung by Richard Yokomi, Barbie May, Elizabeth Butterfield and David Noble among others.

Karaoke practice will be available in Clubhouse 6 on Monday, July 3, to polish a favorite tune. People can find patriotic songs in the Artist Song Book to celebrate on Wednesday night in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Grab ‘N’ Go Menu

June 29-July 5

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza in Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. Business will be onsite from 3:30-7 p.m.; cash and cards accepted.

Thursday at the Amphitheater Show: Lucille’s BBQ, Koffel’s and Mandi’s Candies—No advance orders allowed; opens at 5:30 p.m.

Friday: Berlin Truck at the Life Options Expo at Veterans Plaza (see page 2)—Gourmet sausages, grilled cheese and more.

July 4 Car and Craft Show: Taco Tuesday Truck and Lucille’s BBQ-—On-site from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; cash and cards accepted; no preorders. 

For questions or feedback, call 562-431-6586, ext. 398.

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

Vendors are subject to change; watch for updates on LW Live. 

Sign up for LW Live at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.


Doo Wop Club

The Doo Wop club will host a Summer Woodstock-themed dance party in Clubhouse 2 on Saturday, July 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7.

The entertainment lineup will feature songs from a variety of music styles and artists from the 1969 festival and other late ‘60s favorites. Doo Wop dancers will lead the audience with sing-along lyrics, and all guests are invited to the dance floor. 

The event is free and will feature free cookies and coffee. Donations are always appreciated. 

—Lu DeSantis


Basset Hounds performance

The Bassett Hounds band will perform Friday, July 7, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free and donations are encouraged. All are welcome. The performance is brought to residents by Coconut Breeze.



Amphitheater movies begin July 7

Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. LW residents are invited to bring friends and family for a free movie night. 

The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. 

Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take residents home after the movie.

• July 7—Top Gun Maverick: After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads Top Gun’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

PG-13 | 2h 10min | action, thriller

• July 21—80 for Brady: A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.

PG-13 | 1h 38min | comedy, drama, sport

• Aug. 4—Jurassic World Dominion: Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, Biosyn operatives attempt to track down Maisie Lockwood, while Dr. Ellie Sattler investigates a genetically engineered swarm of giant insects that threatens the world’s food supply.

PG-13 | 2h 27min | action, adventure

• Aug. 18—The Fabelmans: Growing up in post-World War II-era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence. But soon he discovers a shattering family secret, which motivates him to explore how the power of films can help him see the truth.

PG-13 | 2h 31min | drama

• Aug. 25—Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.

PG-13 | 2h 41min | action, adventure, drama

• Sept. 8—Elvis: The life of music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager.

PG-13 | 2h 39min | biography, drama, music




On June 9, Shirlene Bradrick and Ruth Depuy shared the top loser honors by losing 11 pounds total. Depuy attributed her success to “putting an effort into doing what feels right.” The Coastline Community College fitness instructor Judy Aprile also encouraged the club members to keep moving even while watching TV, such as ankle flexes and seated marching.

On June 16, the club celebrated members Joyce Brannon and Carol Darnell. Darnell took home cash and bragging rights for her first-place win in the spring contest, and Brannon earned a title of a top loser by losing 2.5 pounds. The club’s total weight loss for the week was 10.5 pounds. Brannon also shared a powerful and candid portrait of her 35-year long journey with significant heart disease. 

The club will return to programs after its last meeting of the month on June 30 and the first meeting of the month on July 7. On July 14, club member Linda Rich will speak on the importance of hydration. Those interested in better health, more energy and some light-hearted comradery are welcome to visit up to three meetings before deciding to join.

Wa-Rite meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m.  Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Annual membership is $10. Weekly dues are 10 cents.


On Thursday, July 13, the Joyful Line Dance Club will have a summer line dance party in Clubhouse 2 with sumptuous, authentic Korean food for lunch. The party is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or until attendees are too tired to dance anymore. People can sign up with Chong Hee Kim during the regular class. There will be no class on July 13. For more information, text 562-301-5339.


Fall prevention workshop July 5

Everyone is welcome to attend the next balance and physical literacy workshop on July 5 from 11 a.m.-noon at Optum HCC  Large Conference Room. It is held on the first Wednesday of the month.

This interactive hybrid style seminar, presented by Renue Health clinical kinesiologist Christel Mitrovich, provides a lecture and exercise demonstration to LW residents on balance and fall prevention, and how to increase strength and reduce pain and risk of injury.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 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 or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, June 29

Roast turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing, peas and carrots, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade potato salad. 

Friday, June 30

Herb-roasted pork loin with brown gravy, oven-browned potatoes, zucchini with tomatoes, fresh orange, chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing and crackers.

Monday, July 3

Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli, mixed melons, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, July 4

Closed in observance of Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 5

Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade maacroni salad.


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 Drive, Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. 

Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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, June 29

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, breadstick and sugar-free pear crisp.

Friday, June 30

Chili cheese hotdog on whole grain bun with coleslaw, relish, ketchup and mustard, chips, orange-pineapple juice and sugar-free ice cream.

Monday, July 3

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

Tuesday, July 4

Closed in observance of Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 5

Ground turkey bolognaise, bow tie pasta, Italian vegetable blend, parmesan cheese, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and a tropical fruit mix.


The LW Bike Club enjoyed breakfast at Glory Days in Seal Beach recently. The club meets on Sundays with breakfast and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Bicycle helmets and safe shoes are required. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-3075.


Fitness Fusion

Evelyn Kim, Fitness Fusion Club member, practices the weightlifting dragon walk and cardio exercise with a small jogging movement, both of which get the blood pumping and strengthen the heart muscles. 

Fitness Fusion meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6, and Thursdays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza, and incorporates 18 different exercises in each class. People can bring their own weights to Veterans Plaza for additional resistance. Everyone is welcome. 


Optum HCC Events

Physical Literacy and Emotional Balance

When: Wednesday, July 5

Where: HCC Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Christel Mitrovich and Reneu Health are back with the basics on fall prevention and physical literacy. RSVP to 562-493-9581or stop by.


Medicare 101

When: Tuesday, July 11

Where: HCC Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

The representatives from SCAN will answer any Medicare related questions. 

Laughing for the Health of It

When: Wednesday, July 12

Where: HCC Large Conference Room

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Laughter is scientifically proven to turn any frown upside down. Everyone is welcome.  

Red Cross Blood Drive 

When: Friday, July 14

Where: Optum HCC

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


File of Life at Copy Center

In emergencies, readily available medical and contact information can make a life and death difference when paramedics arrive on the scene. The File of Life sleeve and the medical information form are available for purchase at Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the cost of 73 cents, plus eight cents for the medical information form, and should be updated as needed. For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 345 or ext. 307.


Balance and Stability Class

The next Balance and Stability class is July 18 at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Bring water and a smile.




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 7/19



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 8/30


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 7/26

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 8/16


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 7/26


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 7/26


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

Exp 8/09


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/22/2023



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562)-841-3787. SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 7/12


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 11/29/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 8/16

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 8/02


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

Exp 7/19

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.  Diane Hart 714-955-2885.



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


Driver needed for periodic errands. $20/hourly. Please call (562)-588-6717.


Process life events to enhance fully living. Call AMFT Christie Farley/714-262-4445, extension-7.  SB Business License 379426.

Exp 7/05


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 7/05



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 LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 8/02



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 7/19


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 8/09


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 7/26


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 7/05


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 7/19


Full-Service for Men-AND-Women at Dal Je’s Salon. 562-626-8122,562-431-4603. 5-minutes from Leisure-World! Cannot-WAIT-to-Serve-You!  PLEASE ask for Sun/Thank-You!  SB Business License 14203016.  Exp 7/05


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

Exp 7/05


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001. Exp 7/19



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

SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 7/12


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 8/09


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 8/09


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 9/20


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 9/20


LeeGee Cleaning Services.  Move-In/ Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly.  7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB Business License LEE0004.  Exp 7/26


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 7/26


COMPUTER SERVICES (562)-733-9193

All things computer related. Phones, TV’s, Tablets, Electronic gadgets. Call John LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 8/09



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 7/05


My Granddaughter is looking for a reliable-car TO/FROM school. Ask for Carol/562-485-7517.  Exp 7/05


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


Victory Pride 4-Wheel Scooter. Good-Condition $1,000  Call 562-598-7418.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 8/09


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 7/05


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 7/12 

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 8/30



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 7/12



Your Moving-AND-Hauling service. Any size job!  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 7/19


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Mid-Century Modern Furniture/Antiques/Chinese-Collectibles/Old-Toys/Vintage-Clothing/14K-Jewelry-and-Sterling/ETC. 562-243-7229  Exp 8/09


Patio Sale. Thursday/June-29th and Friday/June-30th, 9:00am-2:00pm, Mutual-2/Unit-43D. Corner of Golden Rain/Thunderbird. 2-Barstools/Folding-Table(2’x4’)/Area-Rug(4’x6’)/Shower-Chair/Pet-Stroller/3-Wheel-Bike/Household-Miscellaneous.


2-Electric Wheel-Chairs, $500/each. Excellent-Condition/Hardly-Used. One chair is Deluxe Model/X-Large accomodates large-person. Call/562-235-2814.


SYKL Electric-Bike (folding), Model C750. Like New $1,000. Call 562-447-6673.


Diamond Pool-Table, 9-Foot, Excellent-Condition, $5,000. Mutual-2/67G, Tom/714-585-0464


Estate Sale by Jennifer and  Denise. 13450 St. Andrews Drive, Mutual-12/Unit-73H. Thursday/June-29th, Friday/June-30th/9:00am-2pm. This home is a Collector’s Dream! Owned by a retired decorator designer at Knotts Berry Farm. Every inch is filled with amazing one-of-a-kind Vintage and Collectible-Treasures. You will find Knotts Memorabilia/Toys/Games/Dolls/Pottery/1940-Bedroom-Set/Records/Religious/Nostalgic-Kitchen/Home-Decor. Sofa-Bed/Men’s-clothing-Medium/Shoes. Lots of Christmas/Halloween/Easter for decorating. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 with your name by Wednesday. POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.


Hospital-Bed 36”Wide. Fully-Electric/Mattress-and-Cover/Inflatable-Mattress-Topper/Deluxe-Pressure-Pump-Included/Safety-Side-Rails. Topper makes it comfortable! On-Wheels for easy moving. Wheels lock in-place. New/$2,100. Asking/$300. Mutual-7/You-Must-Pick-Up/562-400-8075.

FRee items

Antique-Coins, Comic-Books, Stamps. Available Monday-Friday/9:00am-3:00pm. MUST call for appointment 562-594-3975. 


Couch and Table available.  For details call 562-799-0198/Mutual-6