LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 01-11-23

New RFID gate access system will start Jan. 17—Are you ready?

How to Get Into the Community

Gate Entry

RFID tag on vehicle?

Go through any gate, no matter who is driving.

Use the RFID ONLY lane at the Main Gate.

No RFID tag on vehicle?

Use the ALL OTHERS lane.

Show your GRF ID at the gate, no matter who is driving.

Want to register your vehicle for an RFID tag?

Bring your vehicle to the Decal Office in Building 5.

What is Not Changing?

You can always call Security at 562-594-4754 to register guests.

Delivery drivers will have access.

Emergency vehicles can always get through quickly.

Verification Code

Security will use this code to identify you when you call.

This is the code you give Security when you fill out the guest registration form at the Security or Decal office.

If you forget this code or need to create one, call Security at 562-594-4754 OR go to the Security or Decal Office in Building 5.

Proptia is software to manage guest passes online.

You do not have to register with Proptia. It’s optional.

Everyone with an email address on file with GRF received an emailed invitation from Proptia.

Register for online guest management with the email invitation sent by Proptia.

If you did not receive Proptia email:

Check your spam folder.

Send an email to info@lwsb.com and provide your name, address and current email address when requesting Proptia.

Need Help?

Email the GRF Customer Care Team at info@lwsb.com; call volumes are heavy now, so the most efficient way to get your questions answered is via email. If calling, be patient. A team member will return your call as soon as possible. 


Have a caregiver?

• Register caregivers at Stock Transfer as usual. 


Proptia registration is OPTIONAL. 

LWers can always register guests 

by calling Security.

2024 Resident & Guest Entry

Resident Entry

Valid RFID tag or valid Leisure World identification card required. (Decals are not valid for entry – they are for Mutual use to manage carport parking).

Vehicles with an RFID tag entering the Main Gate will enter in the “RFID TAG ONLY” lane.

Vehicles without an RFID tag will enter the “ALL OTHERS” lane. 

Permanent Visitors

Up to four permanent guests, people who visit often, are allowed per unit.

Guests will receive a pass when entering—permanent visitors will remain on your list until you change them.

Every 90 days, a Security officer will check to ensure your permanent visitor is still listed and issue a pass for another 90 days.

Add or delete permanent visitors at any time by calling Security at 562-594-4754, filling out a form at the Decal Office in Building 5 or using the Proptia portal.

Temporary Visitors

Temporary visitors, those who visit infrequently, can get passes good for 1 to 7 days.

Register temporary visitors by calling Security at 562-594-4754 or using the Proptia portal.

24 Hour Security
 Main Gate 

(562) 594-4754



GRF offices will  close for MLK Day 

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security and the Optum Health Care Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 15.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached by calling 562-594-4754.

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service—a “day on, not a day off.” Participation in service activities has grown each year as more Americans are encouraged to provide meaningful change in their communities. 

This day was also established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. Americans celebrated the first official Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 20, 1986.

Dr. King, a Baptist minister, was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. On April 4, 1968, at the age of 39, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.


A collision on Jan. 5 at 4:20 p.m. injured one person and tied up traffic at LW’s main intersection. A Nissan Sentra traveling westbound on Golden Rain Road. The non-resident driver was turning left on to southbound St. Andrews Drive when the car collided in the intersection with a Honda CRV driven by a Mutual 3 resident. The Honda was eastbound on Golden Rain Road, according to a Security report. OC Fire Authority and Seal Beach police responded. One person, the driver of the Sentra, was transported to the hospital.



2024 excursions are planned; ticket sales begin on Jan. 19

The GRF Recreation Department will kick off 2024 with two highly anticipated GRF bus trips, one to see “The Lion King” and the other, to “MJ the Musical.” Both events are at the Segerstrom in Costa Mesa. 

The trips are expected to sell out. Tickets go on sale at the Recreation Department on Jan. 19. Residents and their guests are welcome. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for both events. 

‘The Lion King’

More than 100 million people around the world have seen “The Lion King,” which features theatrical and visual artistry highlighted by Tony award-winning music by Elton John and Tim Rice. 

Tickets, $88, include the Feb. 20 show and transportation from the Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

‘MJ The Musical’

“MJ the Musical” is a jukebox musical based on the life of entertainer Michael Jackson. The musical is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and Tony Award-winning choreography from director Christopher Wheeldon, who was Jackson’s original choreographer. “MJ The Musical” goes beyond the singular moves and unique sound of the star, offering insight into the creative mind of Michael Jackson that made him a legend. 

“MJ The Musical” starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Segerstrom. Amphitheater pick-up is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 and include transportation. 

Buses arrive well before showtime so people have plenty of time to get a bite and find their seats. 

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a performing arts complex in Costa Mesa. 

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


NEW minibuses

2 of 4 Minibuses have arrived in LW

After a two-year wait, two of four new Minibuses arrived in Leisure World last week.

They are not yet in service as signage installation and other minor adjustments are being made. 

Drivers are also being trained on the buses’ new features.

The two remaining buses on order are expected to arrive in LW by the end of the month, according to the GRF Transportation Department. 

GRF crews are installing bus route letter plates and applying  graphics and signature blue stripes onto the buses.

The dealership is adjusting the passenger exit pullcord buzzer and a couple interior seating stanchions.

The new Minibuses were delayed by a perfect storm of supply chain issues and COVID-19 pandemic impacts among other  things.


Gate Access

All systems are go for new system

All systems are go as Leisure World gets ready to transition to a new gate access system starting Wednesday, Jan. 17. In preparation for the roll-out, new signage is being installed, and Main Gate entry lanes are being reconfigured. 

The GRF knows gate access affects every single resident and wants to make it as seamless as possible, so training sessions are underway, and the GRF customer care team is at the ready by calling 562-431-6586, ext. 0, or emailing info@lwsb.com. 

It’s more efficient to email questions as call volume is currently heavy. But in either case, a GRF team member will respond as soon as possible.

Here’s what you need to know:

•Helpful RFID Video is Available

An instructional video to explain how the gate entrance system will work is now available at lwsb.com. For those who do not have a computer, the video is playing on a loop on the TV in the Downtown Café in Building 5 near the Administration. People may may visit the café anytime between 5 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week to watch.  

•Gate Access Information and Training TODAY & Jan. 17

Get all your questions answered about the new RFID gate access system today, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 or on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Senior Director of Internal Operations Acacia Young will give a comprehensive presentation on gate access, RFID tags, ways to register guests and more. All are welcome to attend in Clubhouse 4.

 On Thursday, Jan. 18, Young will follow up that presentation with one-hour training sessions on how to use the new Proptia guest registration system. 

Sessions will be held between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center (near the Sewing Room), first-come, first-served, space is limited.

•Do Not Contact Proptia Directly

Leisure World residents who want to sign up for Proptia so they can manage their guests online should not contact Proptia directly for registration assistance. 

Every resident with an email address on file with GRF received an emailed invitation from Proptia last week for easy sign-up. Those who did not receive a Proptia email should check their spam folders. For assistance registering with Proptia, send an email to info@lwsb.com and provide a full name, address and current email address.

Residents do not have to register with Proptia. It’s optional. 

People can still manage guest entry as they always have through the Security Department.



Canvassing is allowed in LW

In this election year, representatives of both political parties are knocking on doors to get out the vote. Some people mistakenly believe this practice is banned in LW. But the GRF cannot legally keep citizens from entering the community and going door-to-door. In 2002, the Supreme Court struck down a law that banned canvassing without a permit, even in gated communities. Political canvassers need to advise Security in advance before they are allowed access to LW. There is a difference between soliciting and canvassing. Citizens canvassing for political reasons are not selling an item or asking for donations.




Unsafe driving increases LW insurance premiums

Maureen Habel

GRF Director

What’s the most dangerous thing that seniors do every day? You might think getting up on a ladder or showering is dicey, but the fact is that the riskiest thing we do is drive. Every time I step on the accelerator of my 3,500-pound Ford Escape, I try to remind myself that I’m operating a potentially lethal weapon. 

Making a mistake while driving can change your life and the lives of others in an instant. Unsafe driving habits have not only caused great suffering and death for some of our neighbors, but have also significantly raised GRF and Mutual insurance premiums, a cost borne by every resident. 

We recently found out that the best deal we can get raises our insurance premiums from $3.29 million in 2023 to $5.49 million this year, primarily due to huge increases in liability and property damage coverage. Although statewide calamities have alarmed insurance carriers, our claims due to motor vehicle accidents have a direct effect on raising shareholder assessments.

The Seal Beach Police Department conducts traffic enforcement and traffic accident investigations inside the community. They issue approximately 300 moving violations a year; the most common citations are for failure to stop at posted stop signs, failure to obey a directional sign  and cell phone use.

Ask yourself: Is speeding or running through a stop sign or not yielding the right of way worth it? Studies show that speeding saves very little time and the risks far outweigh any benefit.

When you don’t drive safely, you increase your chance of injuring or killing another person or yourself. After an accident, you risk paying hefty fines and can expect a huge auto insurance bump. You could even lose your driver’s license.

Ironically, I decided to take a break from writing this article to see what’s new at Home Goods. While driving east on Golden Rain, I saw a woman blow through a stop sign on Thunderbird at a very fast rate of speed. 

Had I not been reminding myself “this is the most dangerous thing I will do all day,” and anticipated that she might not stop, I would not have escaped an accident in my Escape.

For good reason, insurance carriers view Leisure World as a high-risk client. We have five to eight traffic incidents a month, of which 40% are hit and runs. 

We have residents who should no longer drive. According to the AAA Senior Website, “Seniors are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of seven to 10 years.”

The combination of mobility, hearing, vision and cognitive impairments that come with older age and a history of fatal and serious accidents means that insurers must raise premiums to offset their risks. Even when GRF isn’t at fault, we are considered a deep pocket. Frankly, it’s unrealistic to expect that Seal Beach police will ever have the resources to catch every driver breaking the rules. It’s up to us and our choices. If you are reading this and know you should stop driving, please do the right thing and stop driving.

In every town hall meeting, people speak passionately about unsafe driving, especially speeding. The GRF Board hears your concerns and is doing as much as possible to improve road safety. We just installed a speed cushion on a major Trust street, and last month, we approved funds to develop construction plans to the Golden Rain Road and St. Andews traffic signal system. 

These efforts are necessary but very costly. The most practical and inexpensive way to maintain a safe driving environment in our community is to adopt the old habits that were drilled into us with first license—observe the speed limit (25 mph in Leisure World), make a full stop at every stop sign whether you see anyone else there or not, and follow right of way rules. Please encourage your visitors to help us keep our residents safe and our costs down by following these same rules.




The recent events unfolding in Ukraine demand our immediate attention and action. Putin’s aggressive incursion into Ukraine flagrantly violates international norms and threatens the democratic fabric of the region. It is imperative that we, as a global community, stand united in condemning this unprovoked aggression and extend unwavering support to Ukraine.

This assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty strikes at the heart of democracy and self-determination. It is not just an attack on one nation but an affront to the principles of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law that bind us together as a global society.

The ramifications of Putin’s actions reverberate beyond borders, impacting the lives of millions. Innocent civilians face displacement, violence and an uncertain future due to this unjustified aggression. 

Supporting Ukraine is more than a moral obligation; it is a commitment to safeguarding democracy and the rights of sovereign nations. It’s a statement that tyranny and disregard for international law will not be tolerated.

Our government must take swift action, providing substantial financial assistance to Ukraine to bolster its defense capabilities and aid displaced civilians. Moreover, it’s crucial to rally international support to isolate Putin’s regime and hold it accountable for its blatant disregard of established norms.

Let us stand in solidarity with Ukraine, advocating for democracy, peace and justice. By supporting Ukraine and condemning Putin’s aggression, we affirm our commitment to upholding democratic values and ensuring a world where sovereignty is respected and freedom prevails.

Ray Olsowka

Mutual 2


I have been living in Leisure World for a year and a half, and I still get lost taking my nightly stroll. As I look around all the houses lit up and decorated with Christmas lights, I feel that I am living surrounded by beautiful neighbors who wish to share their love and warmth with those living around them. I start to hum an old song I used to sing when I was young. 

“There’s a lamp shining bright in a cabin. In a window, it’s shinin’ for me. And I know that my mother is prayin’ for the boy she is longing to see,” from “When It’s Lamplighting Time in the Valley,” by Marty Robbins

I would like to send New Year’s greetings to all those who have worked hard throughout the year, including the journalists, everyone working at the office, those who helped us with Frontier TV cable, the postal and the newspaper carriers, the gardener, the maintenance staff, everyone in Security, and all my table tennis instructors and friends.

 Man C. Cho, M.D.

Mutual 4


Marley, the little 10-pound, 7-year-old dog that patrols Mutual 10 to chase away coyotes, wanted to go out for dinner at Mamas, which has a special dog menu. This time, he wanted a coyote dinner. The server said it wasn’t on the menu; instead, he had a doggie bowl of beef with carrots. 

I had a rare Mama’s burger, and my wife, Pauline, had Mama’s Impossible Burger with a lettuce wrap. 

For dessert, we had pineapple upside down cake. I had Karlas Fancy Coffee, quite tasty, as I wasn’t driving, and Marley is too young. 

There are three Mamas restaurants, which  all feature an inner patio for dogs and doggie dining. 

It serves breakfast starting at 8 a.m. weekdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. It is open for lunch and dinner. Mamas on 39 is located at 11122 Los Alamitos Blvd. in Los Alamitos. There are also locations in Huntington Beach and Ladera Ranch. 

Give your dog a treat. Tell the server that Marley sent you.

Barry Allen 

Mutual 10



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suede Sole Dancers, Scheduled as needed.

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


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

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

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

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

Producers, schedule to be determined

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri. (dark in Dec), 1:30-4:30 p.m., 325-721-0687

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

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

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


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

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 2nd Sun., 6:30 p.m.

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

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


Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or by email: emmad@lwsb.com. For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 387, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. LW club information is provided by club representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change and runs as space allows. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs. _______________________________________________________


Presidents’ Council Meeting Recap


Clubhouse 4 and Zoom Tele-Video Conference

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 1:30 p.m. by President Jeri Dolch on Jan. 3 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom tele-video conference.

The following is a recap:

President Dolch announced and accepted Beth Mayer’s resignation as Secretary from Presidents’ Council.

Presidents’ Council meeting minutes of Nov. 1, 2023 were approved as written.  

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

Physical Property Manager Kevin Black discussed the maintenance and cleaning of pipes. 

Senior Director of Mutual Administration Jodi Hopkins provided updates on Stock Transfer and Mutual Administration Departments. 

Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick provided a general update on Proptia.

Executive Manager Dave Potter introduced himself and provided an update on water rates increase in Seal Beach.  

Representative from Lucent Care and Hospice Arthur Nguyen presented on happiness. 

The next meeting is on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. It will be streamed via Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube Live.


GRF Meetings 

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

Administration Committee Meeting

Thurs., Jan. 11, 10 a.m. 

Conference Room A

Special GRF Executive Session

Tues., Jan. 16, 1 p.m.

Conference Room A

GRF Board Meeting

Tues., Jan. 23, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4

GRF Board Executive Session 

Thurs., Jan. 25, 1 p.m.

Conference Room A

Facilities Committee Meeting 

Tues., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A

Operation Committee Meeting 

Thurs., Feb. 8, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A

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


Mutual Meetings Schedule

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

Thurs., Jan. 11 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 12 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 16 Mutual 14

Conference Room B/Zoom…….1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 17 Mutual 5

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 17 Mutual 7

Conference Room B/Zoom…….1 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 18 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 18 Mutual 11

Conference Room B/Zoom…..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 19 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 22 Mutual 8 (open forum 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9:30 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 24 Mutual 10

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 25 Mutual 1

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

California law requires the Board to establish reasonable time limits for members to speak at meetings. (Civ. Code Sec. 4925(b).) 

Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker for more than 26 speakers. 

California law also places significant limitations on how the Board responds to questions or concerns; most often the Board is unable to respond. (Civ. Code Sec. 4930.) 

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



LW RV Club Soup Contest

The RV Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, the first general meeting of the new year. The dinner and social hour begins at 5 p.m.

The club is holding a soup contest. Members are encouraged to bring a crockpot of soup for the competition. Three winners will receive gift cards.

The refreshment committee will serve a variety of sandwiches. Beverages will be provided. People are encouraged to bring a side dish such as a salad, cold or hot dish, or a dessert. Guests must pay $10 for entry and bring a side dish.

The club welcomes input and suggestions from members on how the board can make the club even better in 2024. Membership annual dues for 2024, which cost $10, will be collected at this meeting.

For more information, contact Bob Konier at rvclubsb@gmail.com or text 714-402-9225.


American Latino Club 

The American Latino Club will meet today, Jan. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Sprouts will cater a lunch featuring a sandwich (choice of turkey, roast beef, or chicken breast), green salad, dessert and drinks (coffee, tea, lemonade, hibiscus water). The cost for members is $15 per person and $17 for guests.

No extra sandwiches will be ordered so people should make sure payment reaches Myriam Klotz. Members were contacted by email or phone. Payments must be sent to Klotz by U.S. mail or by dropping them off in her mailbox at 13940 Thunderbird Drive, 6-G. Checks can be made out to the American Latino Club. Members and guests can also bring their own lunch or drink but must tell Klotz. For more information, call her at 714-746-9626. Yearly dues of $10 will also be collected and a 50/50 raffle will be held. 

—Miryam Fernandez


Emergency Information Council to meet today at 1 p.m. in Bldg. 5

The next Emergency Information Council (EIC) meeting will be at 1 p.m., today, Thursday Jan. 11, in Building 5, Room B. 

Among the topics to be discussed will be whether to hold periodic activities such as presentations and services connected with disaster preparedness. Presentations could range from speakers from FEMA and the ASPCA. Services might include offering residents a service to scan their most vital documents onto a thumb drive to store in their Grab Go bag. All ideas will be welcomed.

In order to provide these types of emergency preparedness talks and services to Leisure World residents at little or no cost the Emergency Information Council will rely on donations from residents. Fortunately as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity (Tax ID No. 93-2693935) can now provide tax deduction receipts. 

Donations can be made by contacting EIC President Jackie Dunagan at jackie919@gmail.com or 562-431-7479 and by attending the upcoming meeting.



GAF seeks LW centenarians for annual milestone celebration

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will host its fourth Leisure World Centenarian Celebration on Tuesday, April 23. GAF’s goal is to include every shareholder in LW who reaches this extraordinary point in life to be recognized and celebrated. 

People who know a LW shareholder who is or will be turning 99.5 years young in 2024 should call or text one of the numbers below. People should provide their long-lived friend, neighbor or family member’s name, mutual and unit number, and contact information to include them in the celebration. The GAF hopes to feature some LW centenarians’ stories in the LW Weekly.

People can provide information on centenarians to any of the following: Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410;  Beth Greeley at 714-329-3621;  Cheryl Falconer at 714-904-1984;  Fara McCartney at 714-625-5141 or Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 


GAF’s Ralphs Community Rewards sign up program returns Jan. 17

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will begin assisting residents in signing up for the Ralphs Community Rewards program on Jan. 17, in the Clubhouse  6 Hospitality Room, from 9 -11 a.m.

The Ralphs Community Contribution program is sponsored by Kroger Grocery Stores and is an easy way for Leisure World residents to raise money for the Golden Age Foundation without additional costs. 

Beginning this year, GAF volunteers will only be in the Hospitality  Room on the third Wednesday of the month. To sign up, GAF volunteers will asks for a resident’s full name, email, and phone number associated with their Ralphs membership to complete the transaction. The information will be shredded once the signup is complete.

Sharon Langerman, who recently signed up for the program,  has lived in Mutual 14 since December 2021. She appreciates her neighbors and all the activities Leisure World has to offer, especially the summer concerts. She walks every morning and enjoys the green belts. She is a third-generation resident in LW, her mother, who followed her grandmother. 

For more information, text 562-301-5339.


CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be Jan. 18. Distributions are on the third Thursday of the month.

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World and be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines. 

To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). For more information, contact Roberta Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317, or robertaa@lwsb.com. 


American Legion Auxiliary fashion show, luncheon and raffle: March 9

The women of the American Legion Auxiliary are excited to once again present their annual fashion show and luncheon fundraiser. The event will be held on March 9, in Clubhouse 2 at 11 a.m.

Carol’s in Old Town Seal Beach will provide the fashions. Lunch will be served, and people can try to win one of the many raffle prizes. Last year the Auxiliary supported 12 different projects including nursing scholarships to three young women and a young man, several families with children at Christmas, companion dogs, assistance to veterans assimilating back in the workforce, education, and food for homeless veterans through the food pantry at the VA Hospital, plus 63 jackets were given to veterans and their families to name a few. 

It is rewarding to work with these organizations and meet the dedicated staff that work with veterans who have served the country, away from their families and many who come home with physical injuries and/or mental challenges This event makes it possible for the Auxiliary to make a difference in the lives of many and all LWers are welcome  to attend and be part of  the Auxiliary’s purpose of “Service, not self.”  Residents’ support makes this all possible.   

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $40 or a table of eight for $300. People can call Rose Marie Sprague at 714-742-8362 to purchase tickets and they will be on sale in Clubhouse 2 at Bingo the first, second and fourth Sundays in January and February.  

This is a very popular event, so call early for tickets.

—Dianne Hart


Sunshine Club

GRF Security Director Victor Rocha will  speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Jan. 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Rocha will give an overview of  the Security Department, giving a glimpse into its operation and RFID gate access program.

Since the RFID system begins on Jan. 17, there will be information on what to expect as residents approach the gates, and what to do to prepare for it.

Rocha will provide time to answer questions regarding any aspect of Security or RFID concerns.

Rocha has over 30 years of law enforcement, security, and safety experience. He worked as a police officer and detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.  In addition, he has provided security assessments for businesses, schools, and HOAs throughout the United States.

Rocha is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from California State University, Fullerton.

The Sunshine Club will host two more speakers this month.  GRF Emergency and Safety Coordinator Eloy Gomez will speak on Jan. 19 about home fire safety, fire prevention, fire suppression with the use of portable fire extinguishers and other resources. Terry Truong from the MedCare Medical Pharmacy  will speak on Jan. 26 about the new pharmacy  that will be open soon. 

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

Sunshine Club began on Jan. 12, 2012 with the mission to “build bridges for a brighter Leisure World,” and to help all  residents get the best out of living in Leisure World. 

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


LW Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW Contributor 

Leisure World Democratic Club’s monthly voter education sessions will begin again next Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.  This first session of the new year will focus on current attempts to censor reading material.  Carol Daus, board member of the Friends of Huntington Beach Public Library, will be the resource person for this session. 

People can, but need not, register in advance for the Jan. 17 voter education session by emailing Bev Bender at beverleybender@gmail.com or calling 562-594-9148.

The Democratic Club’s first membership meeting in the new year will be on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in a new location, Clubhouse 3, Room 2 and new time, 1:30 p.m. Dom Jones, the Democratic Party endorsed candidate for the California Assembly in the March 2024 Primary Election, will be the featured speaker. There will also be information available on Proposition 1, which will be on all Leisure World voters’ March primary ballot. Access to the meeting will be available by Zoom.


Endorsement of candidates running in the March primary election has been finalized by both the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) and the state-wide party. These lists will be included in a letter to be sent to LW Democrats and potential supporters in February.  The lists will also be posted on the club’s website at www.sblwdems.wordpress.com.

Of special interest to Leisure World voters will be the endorsement of Frances Marquez for election to the OC Board of Supervisors. Marquez is running to replace termed-out Republican Andrew Do as LW’s District 1 representative on the board. 

There is also no incumbent running in the race to represent Leisure World’s 47th District residents in Congress. Both House Democrats and Republicans have listed winning the district among their highest priorities in 2024.  President Biden won the district with 54.5% of the vote in the 2020 presidential election.  California Sen. Dave Min is the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for the position. 


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

All Leisure World Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s semi-monthly electronic newsletter by  emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com. It is important to include complete contact information: address, phone number and party registration, in the request. If a person’s request has not been answered or they are not receiving the newsletter, email again or call editor Mary Larson at 562-296-8521. 


LW AMerica First Republican club 

Family conference is set for Jan. 13

Family Today-Family Tomorrow, an informational event covering issues of concern to many parents and grandparents, will be held in Clubhouse 2 from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 13. 

The event, sponsored by the American Legion, is non-political and open to residents and non-residents alike.

There will be community exhibits, educational materials, refreshments and speakers, including Anne Calvo, RN, director of Youth Protection; Jerry Rueb, pastor, Cornerstone Church; Brenda Lebsack, teacher, and found of Interfaith Statewide Coalition, Jeffry Barke, MD; Theresa Murnby, director of Precious Life Shelter. For more information on the conference, call 562-335-0779.

The club is gearing up for the upcoming election for Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1, to be held on Tuesday, March 5. It is vital for Republicans to vote, regardless of which candidate they support.

Realistically, with four serious candidates running, it seems unlikely that any candidate will win the seat in this election since the winner must get over 50% of the vote. The possible exception might be Janet Nguyen. She is currently a California state senator and was previously a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

The Leisure World America First Republican Club supports legal immigration and secure borders, peace through strength, lower taxes, cutting government spending, free enterprise capitalism, family values, parental control of education, public safety through well-funded law-enforcement and an America first foreign policy.

Monthly meetings are held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 on the third Wednesday of each month at 5  p.m. for socializing and 5:30 for the speaker.  

The club booth, located near Clubhouse 6, will be open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. At the booth, residents can register to vote, change their party affiliation or just enjoy pleasant conversation. 


Hospitality Center

The Hospitality Center opened on New Year’s Day to provide a place to see neighbors. The Golden Age Foundation treated residents with pizza, coffee and tea. LW’s Hui O Hula dancers performed beautiful dances to bring a warm, aloha spirit to everyone. Hank Barto played piano.



Army Mangravito and Maryanne Conte became engaged at the Saturday Texas Holdem game. People can come congratulate them at the Jan. 13 game at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6.


Filipino association of Leisure World

The Filipino Association of Leisure World celebrated its annual Simbang Gabi mass on Dec. 21. in Clubhouse 3. The mass was officiated by Father Juan Caboboy.  Simbang Gabi is a nine day devotional series of masses practiced by The Roman Catholic and Aglipayan devotees in the Philippines honoring Blessed Virgin Mary in anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ. It usually starts at dawn on Dec. 16 and ends at the eve of Dec. 24.




Books, audio and visual materials available

The library has re-opened in a temporary location in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, while the main library undergoes renovations. 

A selection of new and popular books, audio and visual materials are available for checkout, and many of the library’s magazines and all of its newspapers are available for reading.

Library materials checked out prior to the closure of the main library will continue to be due at their regular due dates. Residents can either return the items in the same book drops they have always used or visit inside the temporary location in Clubhouse 3.

This temporary library location will operate Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Some of the library’s regular services such as faxing, copying and patron computers, will be unavailable at the temporary location.


LW Book Club to discuss New York Times bestseller novel

The Leisure World Book Club will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The book for discussion will be “Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Michelle Richardson. 

This work of historical fiction was on the New York Times’ bestseller list. 

The club had a good attendance for its December meeting when members discussed the novel “Cooking for Picasso,” by Michelle Aubray. The majority of people thought it was a good read. Many found it very insightful regarding the private life of one of the world’s most famous painters.

“Max Perkins Editor of Genius,” by A. Scott Berg, has been selected for the February meeting. This is a National Book Award-winning biography of the man who introduced the public to the greatest writers of this century. 

—Dale Watkins


Hui O Hula invites everyone to hula in 2024

Hui O Hula , the LW Hawaiian dance group, welcomes the New Year with an invitation to everyone to hula. 

Hula is good for the mind and body—its movements are gentle for the body, and learning the choreography is good for the mind. 

Dance classes meet twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 1 p.m. The Tuesday class is held upstairs in Clubhouse 6, while the Thursday
class is at the Veterans Plaza, or inside Clubhouse 3 when
it’s cold and windy outdoors. 

Beginners—regardless of skill level—are welcome to the first hour of class. Bring a pair of soft booties or socks as the hula is danced barefoot.

In class, dancers enjoy reviewing their old favorites together. Among them is Welina ‘Oahu/Greetings ‘Oahu. This composition is a celebration of ‘Oahu’s favorite flowers which, when made into flowers lei, are adorned by the composer’s favorite people. 

A new hula, He Aloha No O Honolulu, has been introduced this month. Composed by Lot Kauwe in the 1920’s, he describes his journey from Honolulu, ‘Oahu to Kona, the Big Island aboard the inter-island steamer, Mauna Loa. The first verse mentions leaving the rainy Honolulu Harbor and passing Lele AKA Lahaina on Maui while star Sirus shines bright from above. 

On Jan. 6 dancers performed “Blue Hawai’i” and “I’ll Remember You” in honor and memory of Ric Dizon. Dancers are grateful to have known him. Always pleasant, popular Dizon was also caring. He helped with his sophisticated sound system at Hui’s parties and often graced the crowd with his Elvis-like voice. “Blue Hawaii” was among his favorites. 

For more class information, call 562-252-9676 or email jojo@ huiohula.com.

—Jojo Weingart


CD Music for Seniors Club

The CD Music for Seniors Club welcomes all to the new year. The club meets on the even months of the year on the third Thursday of the month.

The next meeting is Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All are welcome to join. The club distributes free music CD’s in all genres to interested members.

—Barbara McFall


Grab ‘n’ Go Food: Jan. 11-17

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

Monday: The Berlin Truck at Clubhouse 6—Gourmet sausages, grilled cheese and much more. The truck will be on site from 4-6 p.m. Only cards are accepted. www.theberlintruck.com/menu

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

Wednesday: Onpointttt Jerk Chicken at Clubhouse 6—
Caribbean favorites will transport you to the islands! Cash and cards are accepted. The truck will be on site from 3:30-7 p.m. www.onpointttt.com/menu-flyer

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

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates. Sign up for email notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. To ask questions or give feedback, call 562-431-6586, ext. 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com.



Learn impactful garden design

The next Garden Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. This month’s speaker, Rod Sims, will present a program on the topic of “How to Maximize your Garden Design” for greater impact. 

Sims, a Mutual 10 resident for the past five years, will offer a few dos and don’ts to bear in mind when designing a garden. His experience spans a lifetime. He studied bonsai gardening with Frances Watari and Harry Hirao and learned western gardening principles from gold-medal winners from the Chelsea Flower Show.

The We Care table will be set up in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. 

All are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting. 

—Nancy Goldstein


Photo Arts Club

Reflections is theme for Jan. 11

The next meeting of the Photo Arts Club will be today, Jan. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

The assignment is photos of “reflections” with a camera/
phone. That could be reflections on water, glass, mirrors, puddles, etc.

People should email three of their best photos to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the meeting.

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

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

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

Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

—Regine Schumacher


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). In January the classes are cha-cha at 9 a.m., followed by Foxtrot at 10. Each class is $7 per person. The class participants vote on new dance topics every month. Prior dance experience is not necessary and partners are not required. For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The Hustle will be the new dance at 2 p.m., followed by a continuation of the Rumba at 3. Beginners are welcome. 

 No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. A review of basics is included. The cost is $8 per person for one class; $12 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Nancy Lyons at nhlyons@icloud.com.


Vinyl Rock returns this Saturday to CH 4 at 7 p.m.

GRF welcomes back Vinyl Rock to the weekend dance lineup this Saturday, Jan. 13, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

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

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. 

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.

Want to keep our bands coming back? Be sure to sign in. It’s the only way to track their popularity.

All concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.


Traveling Tigers Club

The Traveling Tigers will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

The meeting will begin with a potluck, followed by a short business meeting at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to share.


Lapidary offers new classes

Lapidary will offer two different metal classes on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The 9 a.m. class will be metalsmithing, and the 1 p.m. class will be copper enameling. Each class is $15, limited to three attendees. Sign up and pay in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4 as soon as possible.


Opera Club to present comic opera ‘Falstaff’ on Jan. 16 

Everyone is invited to come and watch Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3. This is a new time based on the room’s availability during the first few months of 2024. 

“Falstaff” is the last opera by Giuseppe Verdi, who collaborated with his librettist Arrigo Boito in adapting Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” and “King Henry IV” to the musical stage. Knowledgeable club member Joyce Bachner will introduce this comic opera with its joyous twists and turns that have delighted audiences for over 100 years. 

The production is in Italian with English subtitles. People are invited to wear masks indoors if desired. No dues or fees are collected. For more information, contact Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo com or 562-370-3844.


Long Beach Symphony stages “Pictures at an Exhibition”

On Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, Long Beach Symphony presents an evening filled with music and imagery featuring the works of American composer Florence Price, Dvo?ák, Mussorgsky and Ravel, and Cécilia Tsan’s superb cello. 

The concert takes place at the Long Beach Terrace Theater in Long Beach. Tickets and more information is available at: aabn.short.gy/ejAzqi, by calling 562-436-3203, ext. 1 or LongBeachSymphony.org.


Community Karaoke

Wednesday nights beginning at 5:30 singers can check off their bucket list by karaoke singing in Clubhouse 1. Hearty applause follows each singer.
Everyone is welcome to sing or join the evening with their neighbors and friends. 

Folks may rehearse songs each Monday from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. 

Despite the cold winter night, a nice group of singers turned out Jan. 3. The crowd pleasers were the tunes with a strong, toe-tappin’ beat. Frank Miller’s choice was “You’re My Best Friend,” a hit from Queen. David Noble with his husky voice did “Islands in the Stream.” With lots of energy Nina Todorov sang “Blame It
on the Bossa Nova.” Mariza Joaquin captured the crowd with “I Can Love You Better.” For a change of pace Walt Bier crooned “Blue Moon.” Vito Villamor sang an easy-going country hit. The moody song “Babylon” was nicely done by Bob Barnum. A delightful “It Might as Well be Spring” was Sally Glausser’s selection.

—Margie Thompson



Assembly of God

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a miracle as “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.”  Other sources add “inexplicable by natural or scientific laws.” The word miracle is often misapplied to mundane things, and yet truly miraculous things that happen every day are overlooked as ordinary.  The creative power behind every miracle is Almighty God, who authored the laws of nature and science and set them in motion.  Pastor Chuck Franco will share a message titled “Our Miracle-Working God,” from John 4:48, this Sunday.  

As problems in families and the world continue to escalate, the need for divine intervention becomes clear.  Scripture points to the solution, and the miracle may be just around the corner.

The Wednesday Bible study covers session five of “The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi,” titled “Mount of Olives:  The Triumphal Entry.”  In just a few short weeks, the study has taken students from Bethlehem and Jesus’ birth to the closing days of his ministry.  The baby who was worshipped by shepherds and wise men is now greeted with acclamation in Jerusalem, but will be arrested, given a mock trial and crucified within a few days’ time.  The Mount of Olives is a crucial location of the events in the closing days of Jesus’s life and ministry.  

LW Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, and on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons.  For more information, contact the church office at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore 

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate the Second Sunday after Epiphany.  

Jerry Brady will grace the pulpit this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as preacher and presider.  The worship service gathers at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. Carol Costello will be the reader and prayer leader.  As always, there will be a collection of canned and boxed food for the hungry.

The second Sunday of January focuses on the Gospel of John and the calling of the first disciples. The interesting thing is that Jesus does no persuading or explaining, although he does answer Nathanael’s question.  He just says, “follow me.”  How many of people now would follow some random man who says, “follow me;” even if someone they trusted said he was a good person?  

People would have questions for him: why? Where are you going? What are you doing? Who are you? But that isn’t what happens. Nathanael comes out with a declaration of faith instead. This is why Jesus is different. Those who follow him see that difference.  Believers see beyond the human and see the divine. While believers may not know exactly where they are going or what they will be doing, they are willing to follow him to find out.  It will not be easy but always interesting.


Immanuel Hahnin Church

The members of Immanuel Hahnin Church, believe that the triune God, revealed in Scripture, is alone worthy of worship. Further, Immanuel Hahnin Church believes that God has created people in his image, thereby making communication and relationship with this God possible and natural. People were made to worship.

As Reformed/Evangelical Christians who emphasize the lordship of Christ over all of life, church members believe worship is not limited to a couple of hours on Sunday. The Bible also speaks more narrowly of what might be called the official, public worship of the gathered community.

Immanuel Hahnin Church meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. All are welcome to attend the service, which has a traditional hymnal and lunch served after worship. Starting this March, the LW Open Bible College is held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Those who have a pastoral need or prayer request can call Pastor Han at 310-748-2595 or email figtrees123@gmail.com.


First Christian Church

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

Pastor’s Message 

This week Pastor Gary Whitlatch will return to 1 Timothy 1:12-20.  Included in these verses is a clear message of God’s grace, mercy, salvation, strength, and a warning. The apostle Paul confesses his own sinful conduct as foremost of all sinners. He goes on to say he was shown mercy because of the Lord’s abundant grace.  

All mankind before Jesus is no different than Timothy or Paul. The writer, Paul, twice in chapter 1, mentions having a good conscience. In a personal way, Pastor Whitlatch will share his own longing to emulate Paul’s heart and approach, and telling believers who they are and to what they are entitled. Namely the same grace and mercy in Christ. Secondly letting them know what they are to pursue in their walk with Christ and emphasizing verse 12 that so much can and will be accomplished by being found faithful in what can be done, and not being sidetracked by what cannot.   

Weekend Services

Sunday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. The choir will sing “There’s A New Song in my Heart” this week. 

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

 Midweek Studies

Mellie Herrara leads the women’s Bible study every Monday    from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  

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

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

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

All are welcome to join any of the Bible studies.

Scripture of the Week

“Therefore, we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.                                                                                                               


First Christian church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information call 562-431-8810 and leave a message. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.


Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev’s community prays for Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, the safe return of all hostages and a swift end to the Israel-Hamas war.

In chapter “Va’era” (HaShem appeared), Exodus 7:8-9:35, Moshe and Aharon come before Pharaoh to ask that the Israelite slaves be set free. Pharaoh is obstinate and refuses; the first of the 10 plagues begins with the Nile River changing from water into blood.  The ending verses of the Torah reading, the Maftir, describe the devastation of Egypt’s crops from fiery hail.

To join the Beit HaLev “Zoomagogue” interactive service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09,  on Facebook: www.facebook.com/galityomtov,  or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams. Services are on Fridays at 5 p.m.

All Beit HaLev services share brand new special prayer books onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which  include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” 

Beit HaLev and Rabbi GalitShirah are affiliated with the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities and Clergy (UJUC) and the International Federation of Rabbis (IFR). They are progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. Services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Everyone is welcome who seeks a path to the Divine. All religions are considered holy and valid. 

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


Faith Christian Assembly

What is it that you are hoping for in 2024?  Better health?  More money?  More stuff from Amazon?

Members at Faith Christian Assembly attempt to ask a better question: What are we praying for in regards to our souls in 2024? 

Life brings its share of concerns with each day that passes.  But how often do people reflect on the condition of their soul?  And what steps are they taking in their daily lives to encourage their souls to flourish to the glory of God? In the current culture, it can be easy to neglect the soul.

Psalm 107:9 says  “For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

The word longing originally applied to an animal running in search of food or water.  God alone can satisfy the cravings of man’s spiritual nature. Every human soul was made in his image.  This means a person’s  soul has a yearning that nothing in this world can satisfy.  The soul is fallen and therefore, has need of restoration which nothing finite can accomplish.

A believer’s satisfaction can only come from the heavenly father, otherwise it lives unsettled and discontented. The soul’s happiness is inseparably connected with obedience to the divine will of God. Anything less only increases a soul’s thirst.

Too many are tempted in their longings  to turn to this world. But this world cannot give rest.  The only way the soul can be satisfied is in being at peace with God. To do the will of Jesus: this is rest.

Matthew 11:28-29 says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Faith Christian Assembly is located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive  at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. To receive a free copy of the newsletter and for more information on the church, visit www.fcachurch.net or call 562-598-9010. 


LW Baptist

LW Baptist meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 4. This week  celebrates the privilege of God’s people to serve the Lord.

The Bible tells believers, “You know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward, so serve the Lord Christ.” One of the many ways God has his people serve, is in interceding for others in prayer.  All God’s people are priests, holy or set apart to perform this privilege for God and his people. Through prayer they accomplish much for God’s kingdom, because he has chosen to get things done in this way using humble, human channels of his grace. 

For more information about the church, call 562-430-8598.


Holy Family Catholic Church

Dec. 31 was the Feast Day of  Holy Family, which is the feast day of LW’s Holy Family Catholic Church  parish as well.    

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is normally celebrated on the Sunday after Christmas. This feast developed at the beginning of the 19th century in Canada and then spread to the entire church in 1920. At first, it was celebrated on the Sunday after Epiphany. It is a feast that seeks to portray the Holy Family of Nazareth as the “true model of life” (cf. Opening Prayer) from which families can draw inspiration and know where to find help and comfort.

The church celebrated with delicious apple cider and cookies after the mass.

Parishioner and artist Thuy Do gifted the church a beautiful portrait of the Holy Family made of glass.


Community Church

This week is the second Sunday in the Season of Epiphany.  The season of Epiphany is often overlooked as so much emphasis is given to Christmas. Community Church is intentionally focusing on the season of Epiphany this year to bring greater emphasis to the love that God gave to the world in the birth of Jesus. The Epiphany—the gift of God to people before they have done anything to deserve God’s love—is the core of who believers are.  

Many have called Community Church the friendly church, but it’s about more than friendliness; it’s a passion for being the love of God in the world. All are invited to attend the service.

Sunday worship is at 9:50 a.m. at 14000 Church Place,  followed by a time fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the narthex.  

People may also watch services live on Facebook, @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld or on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.  

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


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is 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.



Learn to dance and make friends on Thursdays in CH 2

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a special class for newbies from 10-10:30. 

After the beginners’ class, the first hour of the class offers easy to follow dances for all levels. After a brief break, one of the leaders guides the class to more advanced, familiar dances learned in the past few months. 

The club has many leaders who take turns teaching. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Carmel Atkinson, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Gina Baik, Karen Kei, Nak Soo Kim, Elizabeth Kim, Sunny Kim and Anna Derby. 

The club will also introduce new dances this month, including Maria Merengue, Jim Reeves Waltz, Papa, Lonely Drum, Sugar Sugar, Desire (Barem in Korean), and The River of Babylon. 

All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual and unit number before the class. January is the annual membership registration month. Everyone is welcome to join with the minimal membership fee. Exercise or dancing shoes are recommended. 

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

—Anna Derby


Regain strength and confidence with Reneu Health beginning Jan. 12 

Reneu Health will have a free 12-week fall recovery program every Friday, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Optum HCC Conference Room beginning Jan. 12 through March 22.

People will learn how to improve balance and strength, and gain confidence in performing physical activities. In addition,  homework will be assigned.

Classes will consist of a general exercise portion and an individual customized exercise portion to target each person’s specific needs.

Class size is limited to eight people. Once capacity is reached, there will be a waiting list for the upcoming class. Proof of official class registration is required for attendance. Classes will be offered for as long as residents are interested in learning more about regaining balance, strength and confidence. 

Anyone who has fallen before or has a fear of falling again that prevents them from performing daily activities, and people who walk with or without assisting devices are welcome to attend this program designed by Reneu Health kinesiologists.

For more information and to register, contact GRF member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. 

Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete the application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day.

Thursday, Jan. 11

Beef lasagna, whole grain dinner roll, broccoli and cauliflower, chef’s special cake, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and carrot and pineapple salad. 

Friday, Jan. 12

Herb-roasted chicken breast with honey mustard sauce, brown rice, seasoned carrots, green bean almandine, fresh orange, chicken Caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing and crackers.

Monday, Jan. 15

No service. Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Beef teriyaki, brown rice, oriental vegetables, apple, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and homemade macaroni salad.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Herb-roasted chicken breast, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, fresh pear, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle and homemade potato salad.



Wa-Rite meets on Friday mornings in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.  Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45. The meeting is from 9-10. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 8:40.

At its last meeting of the year, Dec. 29, Wa-Rite acknowledged Darleen Gardner for the most weight loss in December. This was her second top loser title. Gardner attributes her success to sticking to her program and goals.

It was also a meeting for members to share accountability, weight loss experiences and make plans for the future, with the focus on recommitment rather than regret.  

Moving forward, the club’s nominating committee continues to work at full speed. The club’s officer elections will be on Jan. 26. $10 annual membership fees were due Jan. 5. Presentations will start Jan. 12.

LW female residents looking for support to get rid of the stubborn last few pounds are welcome.

—Denise Stabile


Improve balance and prevent falls with physical therapy

Registered physical therapist Dorothy Ulit, from Optum’s Physical Therapy facility, will hold The Importance of Physical Therapy in Fall Prevention workshop on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in HCC Conference  Center. 

This free presentation will cover the reasons why people see a physical therapist and their benefits. The majority of Ulit’s  patients come to her due to a fall. A physical therapist’s goal is to reduce the chances of falling through combinations of exercise, stretches, hands-on techniques, and equipment to restore function or relieve pain. She then creates and updates a personalized treatment plan, modifies it as needed, and records the patient’s progress.

Ulit will also address the treatments and solutions to reduce the need for surgery and/or prescription drugs. 

To RSVP, call 562-795-6255.

—Janice Friedland


Water Aerobics

Everyone is welcome to attend the water aerobics class daily, from 8:30-9 a.m., at the LW swimming pool. Classes are free, fun, and offer fundamental water calisthenics. People can wear bathing suits, or t-shirts and shorts. 

Studies show aquatic exercise improves balance and strength in older adults and allows them to keep up with daily activities and improve their mental outlook as they remain independent and active.


Healthy Aging Seminar Jan. 16

The LW Somang Society will host a normal aging vs. warning signs seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 10-11  a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

This event will be held in Korean.

For more information, call YoonJae Lee at 562-977-4580.


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. Dues are 99 cents per year. 

For more information, call Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. 

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

Thursday, Jan. 11

Pork carnitas bowl, tomato cilantro rice, Fiesta vegetable mix, tortilla, sour cream (one pack), seasonal fresh fruit.

Friday, Jan. 12

Barbecue McRib on French roll, barbecue sauce (one pack), baked beans, collard greens, apple pie or fresh fruit (diet). 

Monday, Jan. 15

No service. Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Macaroni and cheese, diced tomatoes, carrots, breadstick (one pack), sugar-free apple crisp, and orange pineapple juice.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Turkey pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.



Cribbage Club plays Tuesdays

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 at noon. Refreshments are served from noon to 12:15 and anyone arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play. A total of seven games are played beginning at 12:30. 

The club thanks Suzanne Frank, who provided the group with cake and ice cream in celebration of her birthday. Frank and Candy Meyers served everyone the refreshments. 

Winners of the week include:
Russ Gray, 837, first place; Jack Hawn, 834, second; Bea Lissow, 831, third; Patti Smith, 830, fourth. Myrna Losquadro finished with six 121s.

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

—Mary Holder


Duplicate Bridge Club

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

Dec. 29 winners (seven tables): Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, and Howard Smith and Fred Reker, north/south; Kathy Jervik and Priscilla Caillouette, and Lynn Danielson and Larry Topper, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners and thanks 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. 

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

—Sue Fardette


Pickleball Players Club

The Pickleball Players Club monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 2. Members should RSVP by email or on the Team Reach App.

For more information, send an email to: lwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com.


Shuffleboard Club revelers celebrate new year

The Shuffleboard Club’s last party of the year had all the elements of its
other parties throughout the year-friendly faces, warm welcomes, great decorations and food, and lots of laughs. Zoe Pickell and Sandy Derouin greeted people as they came in the door to make them feel at ease. Members and guests immediately played a get-acquainted game, asking each other personal questions until a few people got all the right answers. The game encouraged both newcomers and more experienced members as well as morning and evening league members to mingle. The winners received a hand painted rock, created by member Karen Mendon. 

After hefty refreshments, Roger’s Bennett’s version of “Play on the Line” commenced, with 25 people playing two games each for $1 a game. The first place team winners received a cash prize of $16 from the proceeds. At 8 p.m. sharp, the group was asked to visualize a large crystal ball hanging down in the middle of the courts to begin the traditional New York City New Year’s Eve countdown. Member Doris Morgan rang a cow bell 10 times until the countdown was complete. Members blew their horns and officially toasted in the New Year and assembled for a picture. 

The new year brings this same lively crew together for league play which has already begun, with five teams of seven members playing on Tuesday nights and four teams also with seven members playing on Friday mornings. Both leagues are geared up for some good fun, competition and camaraderie in 2024. The first round of game scores will be included in next week’s article. 

For more information regarding membership, contact Patty Peterson at 562-714-

—Barbara Gardner


Scrabble Club welcomes new members to play

The Leisure World Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. New members are welcome. 

The club met on the first three Wednesdays of December and on the first Wednesday in January.

There were 25 scores above 300 (including five that were higher than 400). Also, there were 25 bingos (i.e. the use of all seven tiles in one move.)

Bob Ruderman led with nine bingos and five scores above 300. Three of those scores were higher than 400, including one of 451.

Diane Seeger and club president Larry Edgar each had five scores above 300. Their best scores were 375 and 373, respectively. Seeger had two bingos.

Jim Schneiderman had
four scores higher than 300
and three bingos. His best total was a 379. Donna Perkins had two scores above 300, one bingo, and a top score of 343.

Sylvia Makus, Wanda
Bemben, Maria Giegerich and Myrna Losquadro each
exceeded 300 once. Their respective scores were 383, 343, 303, and 325. Makus had one bingo.

—Larry Edgar


Pinochle Club

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

Dec. 23 winners: Irene Perkins, 11,230, first place; Roberta Johnson, 11,040, second; Gayle Colden, 10,240, third; Nita Dixon, 9,640, fourth.

Dec. 28 winners: Nancy Wheeler, 12,030, first place; Nita Dixon, 10,970, second; Alma Zamzow 10,660, third; Rogell Van Wyk, 10,560 fourth.

Dec. 30 winners: Curt Rodgers, 13,140, first place; Peggy Kaspar, 12,530, second; Julia Froise, 10,900, third; Donna Gorman, 10,850, fourth.

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


Chess Club

The LW Chess Club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. 

Keep Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay by practicing this strategy game, proven to improve short and long-term memory, critical thinking skills and cognitive function. People are encouraged to bring one or more friends and enjoy the moment. Men and women are welcome.



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


LW Women’s Golf Club

Thirty-three women participated in the weekly nine hole golf tournament at Turtle Lake Golf Course on Jan. 2. Play for the day was low gross, low net and circle hole No. 2. No one got their tee shot to land in the circle. 

A flight winners: Low gross: Veronica Chang, 28; low net: Jessica Choi, 2.

B flight winners: Low gross: Sang An, 28; low net: Grace Choi, 23.

C flight winners: Low gross: Eullia Kimm, 33; low net: tie between Patti Littrell and Sue Yokomi, 26.

D flight winners: Low gross: Kay Hong, 37; low net: Sue Elliot, 24.

Any woman interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club
should stop in at the starter shack and
get an application. 

Weekly tournaments are every Tuesday morning. Join in the fun and

Come out an enjoy the beautiful golf course.

—Linda Herman


Saturday Social Bunco Club

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting will be Jan. 13 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Hopewell at 562-430-6044.

—Kathleen Rapp





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



State Contractor License 1049257 (Bonded and Insured). Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts 714-308-9931.   Exp 4/03/2024


Call/562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC.  Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW.  State Contractor License 723262. Exp 4/03/2024


Bel-Rich PAINTING. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. State Contractor  License 705131.  Exp 1/24/2024



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior Paint, Speciality-Finishes, Cabinets, Murals and MORE! State Contractor License 1033927.  Exp 1/31/2024





Licensed and insured

Dan (562) 841-3787  Exp 3/20/2024

SB Business License BRA0002



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




Offering FREE advice on buying and selling of your Golf Cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859



Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon.  Service in private suite. One-customer, One-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-&-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198. Exp 3/13/2024





Everything for your Computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer.  SB Business License CIP0001.  Exp 1/22/2025






All things computer related, 

LW-Resident Exp 1/24/2024

SB License FUH0001







All things TV related, 

LW-Resident Exp 1/24/2024

SB License FUH0001


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006. Exp 3/13/2024



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 RATE 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/Heidi.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/06/2024



Over 25+/years in Leisure- World with/Excellent References!  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB Business License PAN0003. Exp 3/27/2024


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


MARIA’S EXPERIENCED  CAREGIVERS. Run Errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.  Exp 4/03/2024



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

Exp 3/13/2024



Exp 2/07/2024


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. SB Business License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. Exp 1/24/2024

Maria House-Cleaning

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

MAGALY’S CLEANING  SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/call anytime! Complete-cleaning. 562-505-1613. SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 3/06/2024


Albert and Patricia House-Cleaning. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830. SB Business License 14206409. Exp 3/06/2024

Autos wanted



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV & 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 3/13/2024

Autos/boats/rv’s trailers 



Installed at your residence. Call Frank/(562)-743-3832. State Contractor License #779462. Exp 2/14/24


2008 Toyota Prius, 175,000/miles, Original-Owner, No-Accidents, Runs good. $4,500  (805) 801 2167.

Electric Carts/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for Sale

Golf  Cars. SELL, BUY, TRADE & REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/17/2024


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 1/17/2024


INEXPENSIVE SHUTTLE. AIRPORTS/SHOPPING/ DOCTORS, etc. 562-881-2093.SB  License ABL0001.  Exp 2/07/2024


Here’s To The New Year! Thank You Very Much! Your Driver James/562-537-1298. 




Selling E-Bay store at 50% off. If purchasing single-item-only; a free-item comes with/single-item. Camera/Coins/Comic-Books/Miscellaneous-Items. 9:00am-2:30pm. Call/562-594-3975/by-Appointment-ONLY. Exp 1/17/2024


GOOD CELLO (4/4 size). Beautiful sound. Good condition/price. Bow/case/wooden-stand-included. Life-is-the-Sound-of-Joy!  Never-too-late-for-NEW-Challenge. PLEASE-give-us-a-call/626-362-4963.


Estate Sale. January/15th through 18th. 10:00am-4:00pm. 1841 McKinney Way/Mutual-15/Unit-24A. Cliff at 562-412-4340.


ESTATE SALE. 13240 Twin Hills Drive/Mutual-12/Apartment-44F, Friday/January-19th and Saturday/January-20th, 9:00am-3:00pm.  Furniture/Dining-Table/Couch/Bedroom/Household-Items-including-Appliances/Clothes. 562-256-6005.  Exp 1/24/2024


Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise. Thursday/January-11th, 9:00am-2:00pm. 1440 Northwood Road. Mutual-10/Apartment-242K. You do NOT want to miss this amazing ONE-DAY-SALE. This is the home of an artist, creator and collector of very unique beautiful and colorful things! Books/Vintage-Furniture/Kitchen-Items/Tools/Dehydrator/Vintage-Sewing-Machines/Sculpting-Tools/Oxygen-Generating-System-(OG-15)/Rock-Tumblers/Art-Sculptures/Beads/Jewelry/Blankets/Gem-Stones/Smart-TV/Folding-Chairs and much more. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 by Wednesday-evening.POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.


Private Sale – Call for appointment. 714-514-8232. Exquisite Asian style furnishings, electric fireplace, electric recliner, many Lladros, Beleek, flambe animals by Royal Doulton, Maya Evangelista purses, designer purses (Tory Burch, Karl Lagerfeld), 60” wall mount TV, interior plants, garden figures and so much  more.


Yamaha Gas Generator Model#/3000. New Pad. Paid/$2,800, Asking/$2,300/OBO.  Also bed-rails/shower-chair/adult-diapers. 513-490-6250


Would like to rent-AND-live (1-bedroom/1-bath) apartment in Leisure-World. 714-655-1544. Exp 2/07/2024


For sale

For sale by owner. 2-Bedroom/1.5-Baths in Mutual-14. 562-760-5875.


Piano looking for a NEW Home.  Contact Bernie (310) 363-5803. Mutual-15, 29B.