LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 03-21-24

Emergency Preparedness

Mutual 11 blaze reaffirms importance of fire safety

by Emma DiMaggio

Communications Manager

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) extinguished a fire at Mutual 11 on  the night of March 11. Multiple fire engines, 16 fire department personnel and several Seal Beach police officers responded to the scene at approximately 8:28 p.m. The building was evacuated as a precaution. There were no injuries, according to a GRF Security report. 

Two units in Building 274 were damaged; one by fire and water, and the other by water. 

The cause of the fire is unknown, according to GRF Security. The OCFA is conducting an investigation into the fire’s source. It could take OCFA several weeks to determine the cause and release its findings.

History of fires in Leisure World

Accidental fires pose a threat to the safety of residents and the community at large. In Leisure World, fires are caused by a variety of sources and fire prevention educational outreaches are periodically held. 

Between 2010 and 2015, Leisure World averaged more than one significant fire a year. In that period, at least seven fires were damaging enough to displace shareholders, most of them attributed to unattended stovetop cooking, improper storage of combustibles or smoking, according to news reports.

Between 2004-2009, there were 31 accidental fires in Leisure World, which resulted in two deaths, two injuries and $1.6 million in property damage, according to news reports at the time. Notable among those fires was one caused by smoking in Mutual 8. The devastating fire broke out Feb. 17, 2009; the building was a total loss.

Since 2015, the rate of fires has sharply declined as more Mutuals have installed safety features, such as SmartBurners, a cooking system that electronically controls energy to burners. 

In 2015, the OCFA also offered residential fire safety devices—a smoke alarm for the hearing impaired and a stovetop fire suppressor—free of charge to Leisure World residents. A fire safety grant funded the project.

Avoiding kitchen fires

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, starting half of all fires, according to State Farm. Heating is the second highest cause. 

Here are a few ways to avoid fires in the kitchen:

• Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove.

• Check food often while cooking. Use a timer to remind you that the stove or oven is on. Make sure it’s loud enough for you to hear.

• Keep anything that can catch fire, including oven mitts, paper towels, paper or plastic bags, curtains or loose clothing away from the stove and oven.

• Keep stovetop, burners and ovens clean and free of grease.

• Turn pot and pan handles toward the back of the stove.

• Always check the oven to make sure it’s empty before turning it on. Only use the oven for cooking, never use it as storage.

• Keep a lid or fire extinguisher nearby when cooking.

• Avoid cooking when tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs.

In the case of a fire, people should:

• Never pour water on a grease fire. Cover the pan with a lid and turn off the stove.

• If there’s a fire in the oven or microwave, keep the door closed and turn off the appliance.

• Leave your home immediately if a cooking fire is large or spreading quickly.

• Close the door behind you to slow the spread of fire and call 911 from outside the home. 

• If you choose to use a fire extinguisher, make sure the fire is not spreading, smoke and fire have not filled the room, and that you have a clear escape path. 

For more information, visit ocfa.org.



Pharmacy opens; survey asks what people want to see on shelves

The MedCare Medical Pharmacy, located adjacent to the Health Care Center, opened to the community on March 15. 

During the grand opening, pharmacy staff offered tours of the facility, which boasts a new open floor plan and an expanded grocery section. Shelves were partially stocked with food and personal care items. 

Staff told residents that MedCare plans to add a lounge area with televisions in the walk-through area by the Health Care Center. There are also plans to add meats, seafood and additional fresh produce to the refrigerated section. 

Currently, the pharmacy is stocked with instant noodles, personal care items like lotion and shampoo, dairy items like almond milk and yogurts, limited fresh produce and lettuces, chips, cereals, snack foods, paper towels, tissues and other household items. 

The pharmacy is surveying residents to see what kinds of items they’d like to see on the shelves. People can share recommendations by going online to shorturl.at/tuHP8.

Those who would like to transfer their prescriptions to MedCare Medical Pharmacy can call 714-557-2982. 

The pharmacy is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, closed on Sundays.



Two RVs in LW lot burglarized

Two recreational vehicles parked in the RV Lot were burglarized earlier this month. In response to the thefts, Seal Beach police will install a camera in the lot, according to GRF Security Director Victor Rocha. 

On March 13, an RV owner reported that an unknown suspect broke into her RV, which was parked in the RV Lot, and stole an estimated $100 worth of clothing, according to a GRF Security report.

According to the report, the suspect or suspects entered the RV through the left rear windows. They opened all the cupboards and drawers in the RV, removed items from them and left them on the dining table, dining seating and bed, according to the report. 

A unknown person’s cell phone was left in the RV. The Seal Beach Police Department took possession of the phone for its investigation. 

The RV owner reported that two men’s flannel shirts and two pairs of men’s shorts were missing, valued at $100 total. The owner did not report any damage to the vehicle. 

In the second burglary, which was reported at 11 a.m. on March 17, an unknown person gained entry to an RV by forcing in the vehicle’s door. The RV owner reported that a metal detector and a duffle bag with a rifle in it were stolen, valued at $6,000. Seal Beach police are investigating the incident. 

Police will work with the GRF IT Department to discuss the best placement for a surveillance camera  in the lot. Police said that, although the camera does have the ability to view the full lot, there will be blind spots due to the location of some larger RVs. 


Gate Access

Outage causes Main Gate backup

On March 15 around 11 a.m., drivers experienced substantial delays at the Main Gate due to a power outage. 

The backup was more pronounced due to a scheduled closure of the St. Andrews Gate, which was scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m., but was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.


The Great Leisure World Discovery Tour

by Kathy Thayer

Recreation Manager

The Great LW Discovery Tour on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. includes a Club Expo. Over 40 clubs are participating in Clubhouse 3 alone. Every club has something special planned but here are some highlights from a few of them.

One of the oldest clubs in Leisure World, the Garden Club, sponsors monthly programs and speakers, special luncheons and interesting tours. The club will host a drawing for a big basket of plants, tools, seeds and other gardening essentials, according to President Peggy Keller. They’ll be set up in Room 1. Also in this room is the Photographic Arts Club, which will offer to take people’s portrait photos at its exhibit. The exhibit will feature residents’ photos. A greeting card of their choice will be given to the first 60 visitors, and there will be a grand raffle prize—a portrait photo session with a professional photographer.

People can see how tournament poker is played in Room 1, try a hand, and participate in the LW Tournament Poker Club’s raffle. The Scrabble Club and LW Cribbage Club will also be there.

Some of LW’s biggest clubs will share Room 2. The Sunshine Club fosters unity among LW’s many ethnic groups with speakers relevant to the community. It focuses on what is happening in LW, keeping residents up to date. The LW Woman’s Club will raffle a basket of goodies and share information on this philanthropic organization. Its meetings often include a luncheon with professional entertainment. While in Room 2, people  can check out the Filipino American Association of LW and their sister club, Dancing Feet and learn about LW’s American Legion Post.

The Lobby will have multiple club offerings. The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club is a Leisure World club that meets monthly to share helpful tips and listen to guest speakers. Its table will be hosted by vision-impaired residents who will have giveaway goodies. Representatives from Abrazar Inc. and the Dayle McIntosh Center will join them. 

Joining them in the lobby will be the Korean American Association and its guest presenters with resources for the Korean community. Also in this location will be the LW Drone Club, Golden Age Foundation (LW’s largest philanthropic club), the LW Orchestra, and the Balance and Stability Club, which will have two raffles for a balance t-shirt, band bracelet giveaways and written material to hand out. The instructor will be there for any questions and there will be balance demonstrations.

Every room will have a variety of clubs, most offering raffles and giveaways. All are free of charge. LW’s specialty rooms will be hosted by clubs. The Genealogy Lab will have members demonstrate programs residents can use for free. The Genealogy Club plans to hold drawings for two free 2024 memberships and drawings for two 1-hour sessions with an experienced genealogist who will build the winners a three generation tree on the club account. Sessions will be offered any Thursday afternoon in the Genealogy Library.

Looking for more music in your life? The Opera Club is a casual group of people who enjoy watching operas together. They meet once a month in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center to see one complete opera on the three large screens. Stop by the Learning Center to check out them out. Visitors can enter a drawing for a gift certificate to the Metropolitan Opera streaming service and gift shop.

Join the Leisure World Quilting Bees, knitters, and embroiderers in the recently remodeled Needle Arts Studio where they share their knowledge and love of all fiber arts. The LW Culinary Club will be stationed in LW’s state-of-the art Teaching Kitchen, located in Room 9 off the lobby.

Other rooms in Clubhouse 3 will host LW’s emergency preparedness team, political clubs, card and game groups, singing and ethnic organizations. Space prevents all of them from being mentioned, but Tour Guides on the buses as well as the Clubhouse Ambassadors will lead you to all of the exhibits. 

Nearly all clubs are raffling prizes so GRF will be giving away tote bags to the first 2,000 travellers, available at each clubhouse on the big day to haul away your loot.

Just behind Clubhouse 3 is the Library and the bookstore, which will host a free book giveaway. Plan to visit both after enjoying what Clubhouse 3 has to offer. Next on the tour is Clubhouse 4, host to the super sponsors and three excellent craft studios. Check the LW Weekly next week for details.


City of Seal Beach

Applications open for bathroom accessibility grants

The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program is accepting applications for 2024. The program converts fiberglass tub/shower combinations to showers-only for safer resident access for free. Other free upgrades include tub  refinishing to look like new and installing a custom glass shower door. The program can often raise or add a bench for easier accessibility. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models, and grab bars can be added as needed.

Since 2005, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program and has helped hundreds of residents in Leisure World modify their bathrooms. The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, the County of Orange and the City of Seal Beach and is administered by CivicStone, Inc.

To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: $80,400 if they live alone or $91,850 per year for a two person household. People cannot be disqualified by their savings. 

“Many residents get confused on the application process,” said Program Administrator Monique Miner, adding that help is available and funds are limited. “Residents don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade.”

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

Applications can be found on CivicStone’s website, www.civicstone.com under the City of Seal Beach or the City’s website at https://www.sealbeachca.gov/ under the City Services and Senior Services tabs.  Look for the “Bathroom Accessibility Grant.” Applications can also be  completed via DocuSign. 

Individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get individualized advice on how to complete an application. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

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




Insurance renewal costs addressed in joint effort

The insurance renewal cost for 2024 presented our entire community with one of its most significant financial challenges.  The budget for 2024, adopted almost two months before the insurance policy pricing was determined, was over $2 million short of the actual final cost.

The GRF Board has been working with Foundation staff to determine the least disruptive strategies to address the immediate problem of the budget shortfall and take steps to provide better lead time for the community on insurance costs so that our budgeting processes can better plan for the critical need.

The shortfall mentioned above is shared by both the GRF and all mutuals.

Staff has been meeting with mutual boards to assist them with their individual strategies based on their budget and financial health.

The GRF’s portion of the shortfall is nearly $1.2 million dollars, the equivalent of approximately 5% of our annual budget. Solving a budget issue of that size is not something that can be done quickly or easily, as the Board wants to preserve the service level currently being provided to shareholders.

Working with staff over the last three months, significant progress has been made. GRF is implementing savings against the budget in Human Resources (3.1%), IT (13.5%), and Contributions (10%) that will result in over $800,000 in savings against the budget for 2024. This puts the Foundation well on the way to completely closing the budget shortfall created by insurance.

These efforts will continue throughout the year as we continue to look for ways to reduce costs and increase revenue to cover the shortfall of $400,000. The Board is not—repeat, not—considering any raise in the assessment level for 2024. 

The successes noted above would not have been possible without the diligent work of all Board members and the cooperation of staff.

In addition to addressing the budget shortfall for 2024, the Board has been looking ahead to 2025’s insurance renewal and what can be done to have a better structure in place to help prevent such a significant unplanned event. 

GRF is exploring what it would take to change the policy terms for Leisure World so that it renews Nov. 1, instead of the current Dec. 1. 

That earlier renewal date, if coupled with a shift in the budget preparation and finalization, would put all our boards in a more informed position for an accurate budget.  We’ve also made clear to our insurance broker that going forward, a more active forecast on the possibilities of the market—good and bad—is needed for our financial planning.

Finally, the Board has retained an outside, independent consultant to review the various policy coverages and coverage levels at Leisure World, to ensure that our coverage is adequate and neither too much nor too little.

The Board will continue to update you on its efforts throughout the rest of this year.  As always, we appreciate your support and patience; we are all in this together.


Letters to the Editor


Before I get to the reason I’m writing, I’d like to make Karla Lolkus’ point (Feb. 29) direct. 

You cannot assess your way out of inflation or recession. It only stresses the shareholders and eventually will lead to delinquent dues. You have to do what all responsible cities and communities do: maintain essential service and shelve non-emergency expenditures.

I have lived in LW for about nine years. During this time, I have noticed the board/management company have drifted away from what the shareholders want or deem important. A simple solution would be a survey asking the shareholders their thoughts on the overall running of LWSB. The survey doesn’t need to have thousands of dollars spent on it. A single page in the LW Weekly would give the general sense of how the shareholders feel. A general survey every 6-7 years would be a useful tool in running LWSB.

     Rick Johnson 

      Mutual 4


Out of curiosity,  my question is why doesn’t Leisure  World have a beauty and nail salon for men and women? 

I moved to Leisure World in 2020 from Belmont Shore after 32 years. 

It would probably be one of the best things that Leisure World offered. 

That’s why I’m writing this, because I’m pretty much wheelchair-bound and working with two physical therapists every week trying regain mobility.

It would be great to have salons that are close and wheelchair friendly.

Linda Marmion

Mutual 15



Frequently asked questions about annual meetings and elections

The 2024 annual meeting season begins May 16. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) host their annual meetings.

The annual meeting and election season began in January and will conclude at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important.

What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?

The mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments, and goals for the future. An annual meeting is similar to a State of the Union speech as directors are limited to presenting reports; business is conducted at board meetings.

Who can attend annual meetings?

Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their mutual annual meeting (see schedule above ). All Foundation members are encouraged to attend the GRF Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?

The ballot counting for the Mutual’s election will be conducted at the annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF Annual Meeting.

How often are elections conducted?

Most mutual boards of directors are elected annually. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered mutuals in even-numbered years and directors from odd-numbered mutuals in odd-numbered years.

How many ballots will I receive?

Depending on the mutual, shareholders may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots this season: a ballot to elect their Mutual board of directors and a ballot to elect their GRF director(s). Shareholders in mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one mutual ballot. 

Should I separate the voting-portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided?

Check the enclosed instructions on how to fill out ballots and how to return ballots to HOA Elections of California. 

Has my ballot been mailed?

Check the election schedule above to see when the mutual ballots were mailed. The GRF ballots will be mailed May 3. 

There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?

One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. The unit represents one share of stock/voting power. 

Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.

Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?

Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections but, depending on the Mutual’s election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. 

To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.

Are write-in candidates permitted?

Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors. There is a space on most mutual ballots for write-in candidates. 

However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.

My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?

No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. However, a replacement ballot can be mailed to the address of the shareholder’s choice. 

For more information, call HOA Elections of California at 951-667-7191 or email info@hoaelections.com or go to https://hoaelections.net/need-a-replacement-ballot to request a replacement ballot.

The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?

Every vote counts and everyone’s participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community. Additionally, the return of a properly cast ballot ensures that a Mutual will obtain necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.

I don’t know the candidates running for my mutual’s board of directors; why should I vote? 

Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications (often referred to as a resume or biography) included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on important topics. Attend meet-the-candidates events, and ask friends and neighbors for their opinion.

If shareholders decide not to cast their votes for any of the mutual candidates, they are still strongly encouraged to vote by checking the box labeled “abstain from voting—ballot counted for quorum only” portion of the ballot. This lets them participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.

I’ve heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum? 

A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make mutual annual meeting proceedings valid. In the case of elections, the participation in the voting process, i.e. a properly cast ballot, counts as shareholder’s attendance. 

A quorum of at least one-third (1/3) for some Mutuals and half plus one for some of the mutual corporation membership is required before the mutual ballots can be counted.

I lost my ballot OR can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?

Call HOA Elections of California at 951-667-7191 or email info@hoaelections.com or go to https://hoaelections.net/need-a-replacement-ballot to request a replacement ballot.

Where do I mail the ballot?

Shareholders can mail the ballot to the Inspector of Elections, HOA Elections of California., Inc, 1001 Avenida Pico, Ste C496, San Clemente, CA 92673. Drop the ballot in a US mailbox as soon as possible. 

The ballot must be received before 5 p.m. on the business day before the annual meeting. Members can also utilize the on-site ballot box in front of the Administration Building at least one hour before their Mutual’s annual meeting begins. 

People may also hand-deliver their ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. 

See instructions on your ballot for further information, and don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.

I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?

Contact Senior Portfolio Specialist Ripa Barua at ripab@lwsb.com  for Mutual Election assistance, or Jenna Dever at jennad@lwsb.com for GRF election assistance.


GRF Meetings Schedule

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

GRF Board Meeting 

Tues., March 26, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/Zoom

GRF Board Executive Session

Thurs., March 28, 1 p.m.

Conference Room A

Facilities Committee  Meeting 

Tues., April 2, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A/Zoom

Operation Committee  Meeting 

Thurs., April 4, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A/Zoom


Mutual Meetings Schedule

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

Mutual 2

Thurs., March 21, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 11

Thurs., March 21, 1:30 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 6

Fri., March 22, 9:40 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 8 

(open forum 9:15 a.m.)

Mon., March 25, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 10

Wed., March 27, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 1

Thurs., March 28, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 17

Tues., April 2, 1:30 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Presidents’ Council

Wed., April 3, 1:30 p.m.

Clubhouse 4


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).), and how the Board responds to questions or concerns; most often the Board is unable to respond (Civ. Code Sec. 4930.). 

Approximately one-fourth of the Board’s meeting, a maximum of 30 minutes, is reserved for Member comments.  Comments are limited to three minutes if there are no more than 10 speakers. If there are more than 10 speakers, Members’ time will be allocated equally to be completed during the available time.  

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


Monthly bus tours are for new residents

The GRF Transportation Department conducts monthly bus tours of Leisure World on Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents. 

Included are GRF clubhouses, Turtle Lake Golf Course, Mission Park and its activity courts and gaming rooms, the 1.8-Acre disposal and recycling area, as well as the Leisure World Library and the Main Gate bus station. 

The 1.5-hour tours begin at the bus hub on the east side of the Amphitheater north of the Administration Building. 

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in, or people can schedule one at https://shorturl.at/dfISW.

For more information, contact Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 2326, or Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 2398.


GRF Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 

Tuesday, March 26, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4

The GRF Board meeting can be attended in person or live streamed at www.lwsb.com. The tab will be active 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

The live streaming uses YouTube Live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call/Notice of Quorum

3. President’s Announcement

4. Member Comments/Correspondence 

5. Consent Calendar 

a. Accept GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Feb. 26

b. Accept the Interim Financial Statements for November 2023 for Audit 

c. Accept the Reserve Funds Investment Purchase

d. Approve Transfers of Funds for GRF per Civil Code 5502

6. New Business  

a. Capital Funding N/A

b. Operational Funding

i. Phone System Change of SIP Provider

c. Reserve Funding

i. Replace Four Patrol Cars

ii. Replace Ten Maintenance Carts

iii. Speed Radar Sign Cost

iv. Network Switch Replacement

v. Design and Replace the Security Camera System

d. Governing Documents

i. Amend policy 26-5504-1, Insurance Requirements—Contractors

ii. Amend policy 38-1937-1, Parking Rules

iii. Amend policy 70-1447-1, Community Garden Rules

iv. Rescind policy 37-1487-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Rules and Regulations

v. Amend policy 37-1429.01-1, Golf Course Regulations

vi. Rescind policy 37-1429.02-1, Golf Course Rules

vii. Amend policy 70-1406-1, Limitation on Use of Trust Property

viii. Amend policy 13-5092-1, Code of Ethics

ix. Tentative Vote: Amend policy 13-5093-3, Code of Conduct Enforcement Procedure

x. Adopt policy 10-100-5, Rule Numbering Protocol

7. Next Meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 23, at 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4

8. Adjournment


Senior Transportation Shuttle

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

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

• An application that can be requested from Nguyen or found on https://shorturl.at/ruLOU.

• Photo ID showing proof of Seal Beach residency and date of birth.

To use this free shuttle, people must be:

• A Seal Beach resident.

• 60 years or older.

• Pre-registered with the City of Seal Beach.

• Have their SMP ID Number available for the driver. (This number is assigned upon registration.)

For more information or further assistance with the registration, call Robann Arshat, GRF member resources liaison at 562-431-6586, ext. 2317, or email robertaa@lwsb.com.


Call for candidates for the GRF Board of Directors, even-numbered Mutuals only

The election cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors representing Mutual 2 (two seats) and Mutuals 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 (one seat) began in February. 

A Mutual Board of Directors may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for election, who will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office. Candidates may also self-nominate. 

A candidate may be a member who is an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation; any City Council; Orange County Board of Supervisors; City of Seal Beach or the County of Orange Planning Commission. 

A member of any entity or partnership or an officer or director of any corporation engaged in supplying material or labor to GRF is discouraged from running for the Board. This may cause a potential conflict of interest, causing an unnecessary liability including, but not limited to, breaching fiduciary duties. 

Candidates cannot be convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from securing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage. 

The candidate must be current in the payment of carrying charges excluding non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, remove assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has paid regular or special assessments under protest per Civil Code Section 5658, has entered into and is currently on a payment plan, or if the member has not been provided with the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR). 

Candidates must be members of GRF for at least one year. Renters/lessees of a unit within a Mutual are not eligible.

Each candidate is required to submit a 300-word or (more/less), single-sided statement to the Stock Transfer Office, written in compliance with the election rules and contain the background, qualifications, and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content. The statement will be mailed out with ballots.

Candidates should refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section One, and complete an Eligibility Disclaimer. Application for Candidacy forms and GRF Directors Handbooks are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building, and should be submitted by Friday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.



Visit with the Tournament Poker Club on April 6

There will be no tournament on April 6. Instead, the club is participating in the Great Leisure World Discovery Tour along with 62 other clubs. Come by the club booth in Clubhouse 2 and get a raffle ticket for an in-home poker set and some poker lessons. Beat the club players and win a prize.

All are welcome to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in with the Tournament Poker Club Saturday, April 13. Tournaments are usually on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6 with registration beginning at 10 a.m., along with treats and coffee. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating. 

On March 9 the club had a great turnout for the week’s tournament. The two high hands were Jody Dixon with AAA99 and Doug Wolfe with AAA55. By playing and winning with the promo hand—8-2—Terry Gonzalez won the prize.

As the winners of their original tables, the final table players were: Brent Covington, first place; Kathy Seagroves, second; Namil Shin, third; Jeff Rolnick, fourth; Debbie Barner, fifth. About 43 players started the game and play continued until the final table. As play continued, Seagroves and Covington were head’s up. The flop came A-10-5. Holding A-4, Covington went all in with a pair of aces and was called by Seagroves holding 9-8. The turn was a 5, which paired the board. The river card was a Q, which didn’t change the outcome, giving Covington the winning hand of a pair of aces.

Covington has lived in Leisure World for seven years and has been a member of the club for about a year. This was his fourth final table win at regular tournament. In addition to tournament poker, Covington is skilled at computer programing, and enjoys weightlifting and golf in Leisure World.

The club congratulates all the winners. 

—Deborah Barner


Shuffleboard Club league sign-ups due April 5

Shuffleboard Club members are gearing up for the start of the spring season in the newly painted courts. The deadline for league sign-ups is Friday, April 5. The Tuesday evening league begins on April 16, and the Friday morning league begins on April 19. 

The St. Patrick’s potluck supper was a great success. The festivities included serving traditional corned beef and the evening was enhanced by Irish music, plenty of decorations, games and, most importantly, laughs. 

March 8 winners: Team Shel advanced seven games out of 12 over Team Sally. Team Shel all-game winners were Sue Burkschab and Rod Osgood. Team Sally all-game winners were Roger Bennett and Donna Gorman. Team Carol bested Team Milly 7-5. Team Carol had four all-game winners: Marilyn Blackmun, Anne Calvo, Barbara Gardner and Jack O’Brien. Team Milly had no all-game winners. 

March 12 winners: Team Rod gained over Team Chandra 7-5. Sal LaScala and Rod Osgood were all-game winners for Team Rod. Mark Scott was the lone all-game winner for Team Chandra. Team Elizabeth won 7-5 over Team Sally. Karen Mendon was the all-game winner for Team Elizabeth while Sally Fowler was the all-game winner for her team. 

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

—Barbara Gardner


Three weeks remain in LW pool league season

The LW Pool Club has seasonal weekly spring and fall leagues Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-10 in the Clubhouse 2 pool room. 

At the Monday night pool league the Snipers edged the Rustlers 7-6. John Burns of the Snipers won five games including his nine ball match.The Side Shooters beat the Cue Crew 8-5. Gary Monahan of the Side Shooters won five games and both of his singles matches.

The Rail Runners beat the first place Renegades 7-6. Frank Sablan won four games and both of his singles matches. The Renegades still hold a seven game lead after seven weeks of play.

In the Wednesday league the most unusual contest was between SCAM and the Anglers. SCAM won 7-6 by winning the final eight ball game. However, SCAM won all six singles matches and was able to win only one doubles game. Denise Scott of the Anglers won five doubles matches but lost both of her singles.

The Favorites had its best showing of the season by beating the Rail Runners 8-5. Dave Silva and Connie Terry each had five wins for the Favorites.

The Sharks maintained its five game lead over SCAM by edging out No Miscueses 7-6. Brian Burke of the Sharks won six games, including both of his singles matches.

With three weeks to go in the regular season, it is still unclear what teams will make the playoffs in the two leagues. 

For more information, call WildFire! Christensen at 562-879-1954 or Steve Edrich at 714-980-3665.

—Dave Silva 


Monday Night Bunco Club

Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun. The Monday Night Bunco Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The next meeting will be March 25. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All residents and their guests are welcome. There will be a halftime social for meeting friends and neighbors. 

Winners for March 11 include Kay Butterfield, most buncos; Johanna Rogers, most wins; Teri McCarthy, most babies; Nancy Pittman, most losses; Suzanne Johnson, door prize winner.

For more information, call Kathleen Carmagnola at 925-413-7583.


Pinochle Club meets in CH 1

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

Feb. 26 winners: Dolores Cook, 10,720, first place; Carol Ostergard, 10,650, second; Jane Haass, 10,450, third; Marge Dodero, 9,980, fourth.

March 1 winners: Jeff Perkins, 11,420, first place; Antonia Zupancich, 10,970, second; Suzzane Parks, 10,300, third; Ruth Bonnema, 9,720, fourth.

March 4 winners: Roberta Johnson, 11,790, first place; Mary Luango and Marge Dodero, 11,410, second; Chung He, 11,220, third; Peggy Kaspar, 11,040, fourth.

March 8 winners: Nita Dixon, 11,250, first place; Gayle Colden, 10,780, second; Pat Blum, 10,390, third; Julia Troise, 10,140, fourth.


Bocce ball celebration is Sunday 

The bocce court renovation is almost complete, and all club members are invited to a celebration on Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clubhouse 2 courts. This fun event will include lunch, bocce games and a drawing for prizes. Hot dogs will be provided. Contact Vicki Mingus at 714-875-3150 or vicki1291@yahoo.com to bring a side dish to share. Don’t forget a chair and high spirits. During this event, the club will take sign- ups for the new season, which begins April 9.

—Estee Edwards


Cribbage Club

Cribbage is a card game, the objective of which is to be the first player to get 121 points. The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are always provided and served from noon-12:15. Anyone arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play. Yearly dues are $5 and $1 is collected each week to play.

Candy Meyers provided homemade cake and ice cream in celebration of her birthday. Meyers, along with Carrie Kistner, served everyone and Melinda Cowan provided mixed candies and nuts. The club thanks these ladies and sends a happy birthday to Meyers.

Weekly winners were: Darlene Meyers, 843, first place; Jack Hawn, 834, second; Donna Gorman, 827, third; Suzanne Frank and Lyn Doyle, 824, fourth.

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

—Mary Holder


Pickleball fever is healthily contagious

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, so come out and see what the fun is all about. 

Jim Thomason is conducting free new-player lessons every fourth Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the pickleball courts located behind Clubhouse 2.

For those who have already caught pickleball fever, there are free drills for beginners who may want to practice and upgrade their skills every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

For club information, contact lwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com.

—Lori Probert


Duplicate Bridge Club meets Mondays and Fridays

The Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays 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.

March 4 winners (seven tables): Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz (70%), and Tony and Miranda Reddy (59.2%) , north/south; Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols (68.3%), and Bud Parish and Susan Fitzpatrick (56.6%), east/west.

March 8 winners (seven tables): Beth Matheny and Lavonne McQuilkin (57%), and Joan Tschirki and Susan Fitzpatrick (53%), north/south; Lynn Danielson and Jane Reid (57.5%), and Fred Reker and Bud Parish (57.3%), east/west.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results. For more information contact Howard Smith at 562-598-6121 or howardnrobin@gmail.com. 

—Fred Reker


Saturday Social Bunco Club meets March 23

March 9 winners: Susan Hopewell and Kathy Rapp, most buncos; Joyce Ingram, most wins; Helen Spondler, most babies; Diane Seeger and JoAnn Barsamian, most losses; Yvonne Vostry, door prize. 

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. Sign-in begins at 1 p.m. and is $5. Play begins at 1:30. The next meeting will be March 23. For more information, contact Susan Hopewell at 562-754-5059 or Kathy Rapp at 562-230-8972.

—Kathleen Rapp


Men’s Golf League

Eleven members of the Leisure World Men’s Golf League competed March 11 at the David L. Baker Golf Club in Fountain Valley on a sunny, but cool and humid morning. Temps were in the mid-50s at the 7 a.m. tee time and barely approached 65 by rounds end. 

Playing from the tips—teeing off from the farthest back set of tees—and with flag sticks positioned on devilishly sloping greens, it was anticipated that scores would be high and putts many. True to expectations, at 4,000 yards and par 62, only seven of the 11 players shot net par or better, and the number of putts taken was considerably higher than average.

Closest to the pins on the short 110-yard par 3 third hole was Gary Stivers, and Fujio Norihiro was closest on the demanding 130-yard par 3 12th hole. Stivers, Norihiro and Chris Lankford tied for fewest putts in the A flight while Tom Ross and Clay Fischer tied for fewest in the B. Dave LaCascia carded the only two birdies of the round.

A flight winners (handicaps of 0-19): Norihiro, 5 under 57, first place; LaCascia, 2 under 60, second; Sam Choi, 1 under 62, third; Stivers, even par 62, fourth; tie between Jim Goltra and Lankford, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps over 19): Ross, 6 under 56, first place; Fischer, 4 under 58, second; Bob Munn, 1 under 61, third; tie between Lowell Goltra and Bill McKusky, fourth.

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

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

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

New members to the LW Women’s Golf Club are always welcome. Annual dues are $25. There is a nine-hole tournament weekly at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Turtle Lake course. Play generally finishes by 10 a.m. or before. 

Thirty-nine women played at the weekly tournament on March 12. Play for the day was low gross, low net and birdies. 

A flight winners: Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 28, low gross; Veronica Chang and Janice Turner, 25, low net. Birdies: Soo Choi, 8; Veronica Chang, 1; Karen Mendon, 2; Sandy Derouin, 9; Hae Lee.

B flight winners: Joann Lim, 31, low gross; MaryAnn Moore and Nina De Rosa, 25, low net. Birdies: Nina DeRosa, 6;
Jane Song, 8.

C flight winners: Helen Yoon, 31, low gross; Nancy Tye, 24, low net. Birdies: Helen Yoon, 4 and 8; Nancy Tye, 6; Sun Lee, 7.

D flight winners: Sue Elliot and Liz Meripol, 37, low gross; Judi Ornoff, Mary Devlin and Yolanda Blanco, low net. 

For more information, stop in at the starter shack or call 562-431-1257.

—Linda Herman



Community Karaoke

Lots of leprechauns entertained the audience during karaoke night on March 13.  Enjoying tasty corn beef sandwiches, folks tapped their feet to Richard Yokomi’s lively tune.  Vito Villamor, Martin Rosendaal and Bob Barnum chose songs that got people dancing. The audience was charmed by many of the traditional Irish tunes sung by Ray Geierman, Elizabeth Butterfield, Donald Horning, Ren Villanueva, David Noble and Geoff Davies. 

Anyone can try their luck singing a favorite song at Wednesday night karaoke parties in Clubhouse 1 starting at 5:30. Singers appreciate the audience members who smile and applaud the club’s brave performers.  

—Margie Thompson


Museums across SoCal will offer free entry on March 23

On Saturday, March 23, over 30 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, film, natural history, and science—will open their doors and offer free general admission.

Participating museums span from Long Beach to Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. 

Some museums will require advance reservations. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions and other visitor information.

Participating museums include the Academy of Motion Pictures, The Broad, The Getty Center and Villa, GRAMMY Museum, Hammer Museum, La Brea Tar Bits and Museum, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) and many more.

For more information and to see a full list of participating museums, visit SoCalMuseums.org/annual-free-for-all-2024/.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Salsa is at 2, followed by a continuation of The Hustle 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.


LW’s No. 1 country rock band performs Saturday

Abilene will host its regular monthly boot scootin’ dance this Saturday, March 23, in Clubhouse 2 starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Reserving tables is prohibited.

Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band, going strong for 20 years. In 2022, they opened the Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans and continue to be GRF’s top drawing band. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer.  Guitarist Rod Anderson, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer round out the group.  

All concerts are free, but tips are accepted and greatly appreciated. For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor).  For March the classes are: West Coast swing at 9, followed by Rumba 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.



Irish genealogist will speak on Zoom

The LW Genealogy Club  will hold a general membership meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Coffee and snack time starts at 9:30.

Speaker David Ryan, a professional genealogist and historical researcher based in Cork, Ireland, will speak to the group via Zoom at the club’s in-person meeting.  

Ryan has worked as a professional genealogist for the past 10 years and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. 

He is currently undertaking a master’s program in public history and cultural heritage with the University of Limerick. He will present “Coming and Going,” covering Irish surnames and where to begin researching.  

The club’s 2024 officers are co-presidents Janet Lessin and Liz Rasmussen; Cynthia MacFarland, vice president; Ann Dean, secretary; Mary Larson, treasurer; Nancy Wescott, librarian; Lisa Brass, volunteer coordinator; Roblyn Smith, membership secretary; Betty Hacke and Nancy Lyons, hospitality; Mary Romero, publicity; and Cynthia Macfarland, Mary Romero and Lisa Brass, speaker committee. The club is still seeking volunteers for the hospitality committee. 

The dues deadline is March 31. Dues must be paid to remain a member in good standing, remain on the mailing list and maintain library access. There are white slips in the library for returning members. People should fill in the contact information so the club has the most up-to-date information. 

The cost for 2024 dues has gone up to $15 for the year to help cover rising club expenses. 

Membership funds the Genealogy Library, the library subscriptions to Ancestry, Fold3, Newspapers.com, monthly speakers, supplies for the coffee hour each month, and supplies for the summer picnic.  Dues may also be mailed to Janet Lessin at 1351 Weedburn Road, 74-J, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Due to low attendance in the summer, there will be no club meetings in July and August.  The library will be open as usual during the summer as long as there are volunteers to staff it.

The club will meet April 22. 

On Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the club will participate in a community-wide amenity event: the Great LW Discovery Tour. The Genealogy Library will be open to tour.

Volunteers are needed to  present and demonstrate the different programs on the computers as well as answer questions. 

The sign-up sheet is in the library with slots for each hour the library will be open.  This is a great opportunity to build the club’s membership.

The next Theme Thursdays event will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Genealogy Library on March 28. The topic will be research. 

The library will be closed on Sundays until there is a new volunteer. To volunteer or be a substitute, contact 714-390-4213 or lisnhow@gmail.com.


South Coast Orchid Society

The South Coast Orchid Society will meet on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach.  The program will be “A Time Capsule from the Greatest Generation of SoCal Orchid Growers.” The post-war decades saw a boom in growing orchids as a business and a hobby in Southern California. 

One of those early adopters from the Greatest Generation was Kay Francis, a member of the club for many years. Later known as “the orchid lady of Pasadena,” she became an expert grower and soon a well-known orchid breeder as well, a key figure in the development of splash-petal Cattleyas. 

The free event is open to the public and will feature never before seen pictures. For more information, contact southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.


Mother’s Day Event

The GRF Recreation Department will host a special brunch to honor Leisure World mothers on Saturday, May 11, in Clubhouse 4 at 11 a.m.  The event will be catered by Country Gardens Caterers.  This event is always a huge success, and Recreation expects to sell out this year, so now is the time to save the date and drop hints to family members who would like to treat mom. 

An elegant repast will include an egg and sausage strata, strawberry crepes, fresh fruit and pastry platters, sparkling cider and more. Moms and guests will be serenaded by classical harpist Pheobe Madison Schrafft. Mothers may want to treat daughters too, and both are welcome so plan to join the fun on the day before Mother’s Day. 

Reservations are on sale for $45 and are available at the Recreation Office in Building 5. Those wishing to buy a table of eight ($325) or sit with a group should inform the recreation coordinator when purchasing.  

All seating will be assigned by GRF if no request is made. Inquiries may be directed to GRF Recreation at kathyt@lwsb.com or by calling 562-431-6586, ext. 2707.


Bus Tour: Michael Bublé Experience

For people who caught his performance last summer at the Amphitheater or recently at the Valentine’s Day dinner dance, Anthony Bernasconi needs no introduction. He will perform at the La Mirada Theater on April 5 at 8 p.m., and GRF will provide bus transportation for the first 54 residents to grab tickets.

The La Mirada Theater said this about the show: “Feelin’ Good: The Ultimate Michael Bublé Experience is by far the finest Michael Bublé tribute in the United States! Backed by a 17-piece orchestra, Anthony Bernasconi perfectly emulates the velvet-voiced crooner in a high-energy, interactive show that is sure to delight Bublé fans of all ages. Enjoy favorites from the Great American Songbook in classic Bublé style, as well as a selection of Bublé’s greatest original hits like ‘I Just Haven’t Met You Yet.’”

Tickets are available now at the Recreation Office, located in Building 5, for $62. The box office is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or call 562-431-6586, ext. 2326 or 2398.


Art League Competition Winners

The LW Art League met March 12 in Clubhouse 4. The guest demonstration artist and judge was watercolorist and art teacher Geri Medway of Lake Forest, California. 

Medway introduced and demonstrated the technique of using a credit card in watercolor painting to achieve a desired visual effect.

JoAnn Rossi won best of show and Nina de Rosa won the popular vote. In the masters category, Vickey Mayhew won first place and Alice Sioson won second. In the intermediate category, Mary Hebert won first place. In the 3D/craft category, Linda Frysinger won first place. 

Five new members joined the meeting: Julia Ochsner, Camber Dupree, Lynne Sorum, Christina Woods and Lena Gibson. 

The Art League will meet Tuesday, April 9, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m.

—Larry Sioson



Beginners ukulele class starts in April

The Aloha Club’s ukulele beginners class starts in April. Residents interested in learning how to play the ukulele are invited to join the Aloha Club’s popular beginner’s class. 

Leisure World resident and class instructor Larry Yamashiro has years of experience in sharing his passion for the island tradition and the Hawaiian culture. Class will be held in Clubhouse 1 on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:45  a.m. beginning April 3 and continue until July 17. A one-time $20 material fee is due the first day of class.

Class size is limited and registration is required by March 27. To register, call Doris Morton at 714-330-4609 or Evie Chapman at 714-290-1795. 


Grab ‘n’ Go Food Truck Schedule: March 21-27

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:  Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted. See the full menu at lucillesbbq.com/foodtruck. The truck will be on site from 3-6 p.m. Only cards are accepted. 

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

Wednesday: Kiki’s Cuban Food at Clubhouse 6—This truck offers a variety of Cuban specialties, from slow roasted pork to sweet plantains and vegan dishes. See the full menu at https://shorturl.at/DIM36.

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on. Regular bus service is available before 4:30; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 2379. Vendors are subject to change. 

For updates, sign up for LW Live email notifications by visiting www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

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



The Drone Club is designed for recreation, photography and fun. It meets the fourth Thursdays of each month at Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 11:30 a.m. During a recent club activity, member Larry Blitstein guided his drone through an obstacle course. For more information, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.


Theater Club Performance

The Love Boat, an original play from the Theater Club, will be presented Friday, March 29, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. A take-off of the TV show by the same name, it will have a full crew and many different types of passengers seeking adventure on the high seas. Romance will be in the air, along with all shipboard activities including a bar, Zumba classes, a tango lesson, exciting music and more. The evening is BYOB. Donation are accepted and greatly appreciated.



Soldier to give talk on war in Gaza

Residents will have the opportunity to hear a presentation about the war in Gaza by Noy Leyb, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces  (IDF) with first-hand experience and knowledge about the war. The presentation will be held in Clubhouse 4 on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Congregation Sholom.

 Noy was born and raised in Canada but decided to move to Israel at age 18 and join the IDF. After completing his service, Noy continued with annual reserve training. He also went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Israel and a master’s from the University of Michigan. Noy’s Israeli advocacy has taken him to over 15 universities in North America and overseas. 

On Oct. 7, 2023, Noy, who was living and working in New York City as the co-founder of a start-up tech company, made an instantaneous decision to drop everything and fly to Israel to join his elite commando unit.  His brigade was among the first to enter the tunnels in Gaza.

Noy’s mission is to talk with audiences around the country about his direct experiences, unique insight, and steadfast spirit to help empower others and lead a movement against antisemitism. 

 Noy will also share tools that he uses to combat online antisemitism and answer questions in an open forum. This event will be offered at no charge, however donations of any size to offset the cost of Noy’s presentation are welcome. People can send a check to Congregation Sholom, P.O. Box 2901, Seal Beach, CA 90740.  

—Jan Friedland 


Family Radio Training

People with former HAM, Citizens Band or Family Radio Services Operator experiences or those interested are encouraged to sign up for LW’s Family Radio Service training.

People can sign up for the training to become a Family Radio Services communications volunteer during an emergency in Leisure World or to brush up on family radio services communication for family contact. The training will be provided by Marty Williams today, March 21, from 1-3  p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center. There will be at least 12 radios available to use during the training if students don’t have one of their own.

During the training, Williams will cover the following topics:

• Basic functions for radio usage.

• Leisure World call-in communications protocol.

• Battery care and maintenance.

• The do’s and don’ts of radio communications.

• Outdoor practice.


Join the Rollin’ Thunder parade this Saturday

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club’s Easter parade will be held on Saturday, March 23, beginning at noon, weather permitting.  

The parade will feature dozens of colorfully decorated golf carts, and will follow a route covering most of the community’s main thoroughfares and larger residential streets. 

Parade participants can finalize decorations at 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of   Clubhouse 6. The parade will officially get underway at noon, concluding in about an hour at Clubhouse 6. Residents are encouraged to come out to the curb to cheer the carts on.

Parade participants are reminded to charge batteries or have a full tank of gas prior to the parade. Membership in the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Club is not required to enter the parade.

For more information, contact club president Tom Davis, at 562-431-6859, who will be on hand at the parade.


LW centenarians

Mutual 2 resident honored by Golden Age Foundation

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will host the fourth LW Centenarian Celebration on Tuesday, April 23. Its goal is to include every resident who will be turning 99.5 years or older this year. To register a centenarian, call or text one of the numbers below and provide their name, mutual and unit number, and contact information. The GAF will also feature some of the centenarians’ stories in the LW Weekly. 

by Joanna Matos

LW contributor

Mark Glickman from Mutual 2 is living proof that he is part of the Greatest Generation, men and women who served and lived through World War II. His duty was in the Army detached 20th Air Force. 

Although he will be 104 years old this year, Glickman doesn’t talk about birthdays. He’d rather acknowledge his experiences,  because life is too short and he is too busy singing and dancing. 

Born in the Chicago area, Glickman came from a poor family. He laughs when telling the story of working for the city as a teenager for 19 cents an hour, putting glue on large sheets that were cut into tiny squares and became windshield stickers for automobile licenses. Another unique job he had was working at the Wall Street Journal’s print department. 

Glickman learned to read music and play the piano from a friend in the Ben Bullocks band. He played at all the hotels in Santa Monica.  He trained at the Veloz and Yolanda dance studio in Los Angeles. He became a Fred Astaire studio dance instructor of the Rumba, Cha-cha, Tango and the Waltz for many years. 

Glickman owned a Culver City nightclub, a beer bar in Los Angeles and an appliance store in Long Beach. He came to Leisure World in 1988 and has been a Mutual 2 building captain ever since. 

He has also won the Orange County Senior Music contest with his authentic singing rendition of Maurice Chevalier.  

Glickman wants to get back to dancing. He drives himself to see his doctor at Long Beach VA Hospital. He always looks like a gentlemen and dresses so every day.

To honor a centenarian,  contact a GAF volunteer:  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.


American Legion Auxiliary donates $4K to veteran services

The American Legion Auxiliary’s fashion show and raffle luncheon was enjoyed by over 200 guests.

Carol’s in Seal Beach provided many beautiful and fun outfits for the models. The food  was provided by Love At First Bite and Sweets and Treats.

Honored guests Bruce Berman and Alice Martanegara from Golden West College were presented with a $3,000 check for veterans in the college’s nursing program. 

The US Naval Sea Cadets and Cathy Weissman assised guests throughout the event in.

 The Sea Cadets were  also  presented a check for $1,000 from the Auxiliary.  

The Auxiliary thanks the many local businesses that donated items for the raffle and those who helped make the event successfu . 

-—Denese Anderson 


Sunshine Club

GRF Executive Manager  of Mutual Services Dave Potter and GRF Senior Director of Mutual Administration Jodi Hopkins, will speak at the Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, March 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 at 10 a.m.

Potter (CCAM®, CMCA®, AMS) will speak about the evolving needs of managing Leisure World.

Hopkins  will discuss trusts,  how to avoid probate and create a smooth transition for families during  a very difficult time. 

All residents are welcome to join this meeting. The club asks for people to arrive on time or use the side door so as not to distract from the speakers. 

 The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.



Residents are encouraged to join the  LW Community Emergency Response Team (LW CERT)’s Safety Class  on how to communicate in an emergency on Friday, March 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 9 a.m. 

The monthly FEMA safety class, taught by President  Catherine O’Brien, is open to all residents. This 45-minute class is free to all residents and refreshments are provided.  Learning to communicate with family and friends in an emergency is a critical part of a resident’s safety and well-being.  


Show off your pet’s tricks at the Paws, Claws and Beaks booth

The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will participate in the Great LW Discovery Tour on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The club welcomes all LW pet owners to come visit its booth in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area, where pets are welcome to join. Dogs will need to be on a non-retractable leash. People can come to participate in any of the club’s events below; times are subject to change.

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Residents will share important information about basic pet needs to consider from first aid for pets, dog walking, pet sitting and emergency preparedness.    

• 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Enter to win a drawing for a pet first aid kit. Drawing will be held at 1:45.

• 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Residents can show off their dog’s tricks and skills so he or she can take home a prize from the club’s K-9 Contests. 

• Noon-2 p.m.: Helen Sanders CatPAWS will provide cat information and answer concerns about club member’s feline friends. A fun, personal keepsake will be available to take home.

• 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Get engaged with a beautiful therapy parrot that is one of 14 nationally registered “Pet Partners.”  

LW buses will be available for transportation to and from the clubhouses. Pets must be in a carrier to be able to use this service. 


California Retired Teachers’ Association

LW’s Retired Teachers Association will host  California Retired Teachers’ Association State President Susan Dixon  on Friday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Dixon is the president of the California Retired Teachers’ Association. She taught in Capistrano Unified School District in Southern California for 35 years. Dixon was state government relations chair for seven years and has been active at the state and federal level fighting for the repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), Government Pension Offset (GPO) and other legislation that protects educators’ retirement security. She works with other retiree organizations in California, CalSTRS, and is the vice-chair of the National WEP/GPO Repeal Task Force. As president, she focuses  on ensuring members receive a consistent message of CalRTA’s shared vision that promotes advocacy, membership recruitment, and the REACH and diversity sub-committees.

Dixon will speak on CalRTA’s focus on a unified message, the importance of membership matters campaign, updates on federal and state legislation, the current status of WEP/GPO Repeal, state legislation and the opposing initiate. 

Complimentary lunch reservations may be made by calling Anne Stone at 714-600-6956.


SB Lions Club Food Box Program

The Seal Beach Lions Food Box Program starts on Friday, March 22, in Clubhouse 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Lions Club will offer residents 12-pound boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables for $10. The program will be held once a month on the fourth Friday. Box contents will vary according to what is fresh and seasonal. Supplies are limited, so residents are encouraged to come early.


February Security Incident Report

The following is the Security incident report for February. It has been edited for clarity.


Feb. 5, 9:07 p.m., Mutual 4

Electrical system on golf cart caught on fire. Orange County Fire Authority was called to the scene. The unit was not damaged.

Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Mutual 11

A burner on the stove was left on; no smoke or fire.

Feb. 20, 11:36 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell while cooking, burning food on the stove. There was no fire or damage in the unit.

Feb. 26, 3 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident reported smelling smoke from a neighboring unit; no fire or smoke detected.


51 sightings reported.


Feb. 6, 3:25 p.m., Mutual 11

An unknown person removed a spare tire from a vehicle.

Feb. 8, 4:24 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident stated his house keys have been missing for approximately two days.

Feb. 20,10:59 a.m., CH 3

A resident stated an unknown person removed coffee and paper cups from her locked locker.

Feb. 21, 4:45 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident stated unknown persons removed items from unit.

Feb. 23, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 11

An unknown person removed a resident’s bicycle from the carport area.

Feb. 27, 1:05 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported placing items on porch five days earlier, and when she returned to look for the items, they were missing.


Feb. 15, 3:26 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident stated an unknown person poured liquid on his truck.

Feb. 18, 11:04 a.m., Mutual 7

An unknown person scratched a resident’s vehicle.

Feb. 21, 12:23 p.m., Mutual 15

Additional damage reported to a resident’s vehicle from an earlier incident.


Feb. 12, 6:57 a.m., Mutual 6

A resident complained of an aggressive dog.

Feb. 24, 4:45 p.m., Mutual  6

A resident complained of a barking dog. No barking was detected at the scene.

Feb. 29, 12:06 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of a barking dog in neighboring unit. Owner advised of issue.


Feb. 1, 2:20 p.m., Mutual 7

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

Feb. 2, 11:17 a.m., Mutual 4

A moving vehicle struck another vehicle while attempting to enter traffic.

Feb. 12, 12:53 p.m., 13641 Alderwood

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the carport.

Feb. 12, 10:14 a.m., CH 6

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle while attempting to park.

Feb. 13, 10:48 p.m., Mutual 2

A moving golf cart struck a parked vehicle.


Feb. 4, 11:41 p.m., Mutual 6 

Loud music was coming from a neighboring unit. Music was turned down with no further issue. 

Feb. 10, 6:40 p.m., Mutual 7 

A resident reported construction noise; no noise detected.


Feb. 1, 2:40 a.m., Mutual 4

OCFA staff were verbally abused by a resident.

Feb. 5, 10:58 p.m., Mutual 1

 A resident reported a neighbor was bothering her. Security advised the neighbor; no further issues.

Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m., Main Gate

A visitor in the Main Gate Lobby was verbally abusing Security staff.

Feb. 8, 6:54 a.m., Mutual 15

Ongoing resident dispute regarding behavior.

Feb. 11, 5:08 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident was advised of rules regarding car charging on Trust streets.

Feb. 12, 9:45 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident observed an unknown person near her unit. Security searched the area but did not find anyone.

Feb. 17, 9:10 a.m., Mutual 8

Security assisted a resident regarding a dispute with a caregiver.

Feb. 22, 12:28 p.m., Superwire Office

A resident was in a heated argument over a bill with staff. Security kept the peace.

Feb. 22, 5:56 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported possible unauthorized people were removing items from a unit. No one was at the scene.

Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident was involved in a verbal dispute with a club president.

Feb. 27, 3:20 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident stated an unknown person entered her unit. There was no forced entry or items removed.


Paramedic calls: 142

Theft: 6

Vandalism: 3

Traffic Incidents: 5

Death Investigations: 10

Lost Residents: 1

Injury: 7

Noise Complaints: 2 

Fire Reports: 4

Pet Complaints: 3

Coyote Incidents: 51

Grand Total: 234


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The final official results of the March 5 Primary Election have not yet been posted by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Nevertheless, the LW Democratic Club is already making plans for the 2024 General Election.

The club’s monthly membership meetings will feature in-depth discussions concerning the candidates and issues that will be on November ballots. Candidates who will appear on these ballots as a result of placing first or second in the primary will be invited to make presentations in person when possible. 

Membership meetings will also address concerns relating to the Seal Beach City Council and the Los Alamitos Board of Education. Candidates running for both boards will also be on LW ballots in November.

Voters in November will also be asked to vote on a number of propositions. In depth discussions relating to several of these issues are being considered as topics for the ongoing Voter Education Series on the third Wednesday of every month.

The club’s Neighbor to Neighbor Project will broaden its approach to reach LW voters who are registered as having no preferred party.  Volunteers who have been a part of this newly relaunched program recognize that Democrats outnumber Republicans in Orange County by roughly 74,000 voters.  However, they also realize that the 416,000 No Party Preference registered voters in the county continue to have an important impact, especially in local elections such as the one for Orange County supervisor.

The club’s next  membership meeting will be on Wednesday, March 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can attend in person or Zoom.

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 weekly articles and semi-monthly electronic newsletters has been fact checked to the fullest extent possible.

Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or calling editor Mary Larson at 562-296-8521. Include complete contact information, including name, address, phone number and e-mail.


GAF seeks sponsors for centenarian event

Centenarians’ life’s journeys  and presence in the community are some of the many things that make Leisure World a great place to live. 

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) would like to acknowledge them by visiting and providing a special lunch for them and a friend or family member, and a filled gift bag, on Tuesday, April 23, between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The gift bag will include a centenarian certificate issued by the City of Seal Beach, a bouquet of flowers, and a $25  gift card from different sponsors. 

The  special lunch for two will be delivered by the Golden Age Foundation volunteers, who will visit the centenarian with gifts.  

Additionally, the GAF has been working with families of centenarians to gather stories that cover more than 100 years of witnessed unimaginable history and unique family, and share the remarkable life stories with neighbors and friends in Leisure World. This event was created to celebrate the resilience, happiness, and healthy living centenarians exemplify. 

Those who would like to become a sponsor for the centenarian event should contact GAF president Anna Derby, at 562-301-5339 by March 31.

Those who are or know anyone turning  99.5  years old or older this year can contact Derby to get on the list of the centenarian celebration in 2024.

 For more information about the GAF, visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org


LW America First Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

Members of the LW Republican Club was pleasantly surprised at one outcome of the March 5 primary election in Orange County as Steve Garvey received about as many votes as his two Democratic opponents combined. In this county, former Dodger and Padre first baseman Garvey received 43.32%, compared to Katie Porter’s 22.23%, and Adam Schiff’s 22.72%.

Schiff followed an unusual path when he launched a major media campaign singling out Garvey as his main opponent, rather than democratic  Porter. This strategy was designed to make Garvey his runoff appointment rather than Porter. Schiff assumed that Garvey would be easier to beat in a runoff than Porter, because of the huge registration advantage that Democrats hold over Republicans in the state. The November runoff will be between Schiff and Garvey, just as the Congressman hoped.

The LW Republican Club believes in 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. 

The America First Republican Club’s 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 and Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents can sign the Protect Kids of California petition, register to vote, change their party affiliation, or just enjoy pleasant conversation.

The Protect Kids of California proposition, if passed, would not allow transgender people to enter bathrooms or compete in sports not according to their gender at birth. It would also require schools to get parental permission to refer students for gender-altering medical care or hormone therapy.


GAF releases Ralphs Community Rewards first quarter report 

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) would like to thank those who have signed up for the Ralphs Community Rewards program over the past three months and those who have shopped at Ralphs to contribute to the GAF. 

The GAF received a report from Ralph’s Community Reward Committee that 412 shareholders shopped from December to February, bringing a donation total of  $1,475.01 to the GAF. It is the highest number of shoppers since the GAF began this program in 2014. 

The GAF continues to encourage residents to link their Ralphs Reward cards to the GAF organization. The more shareholders shop with the Ralphs, the more money the GAF will earn without additional cost to residents.

GAF would also like to thank its board members, who have been volunteering at the booth on Wednesdays to help people sign up for the program since May 10. They are Cheryl Falconer, Beth Greeley, Diana Lambert, Shery Wells and Anna Derby. 

GAF volunteers are available every third Wednesday in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. to help LWers sign up for the program. The next date to sign up in person will be Wednesday, April 17. 


Mutual 12 luncheon

Tickets on sale Monday, April 1

Mutual 12 shareholders are encouraged to buy tickets for the April 26 luncheon from their building captain or parcel director before the deadline of Friday, April 12. Tickets are $10 per resident or $20 per guest or caregiver. 

Spend a couple of hours with neighbors and friends while enjoying a backyard barbecue chicken meal. There will be door prizes and raffle drawings during the event as well.


GAF serves 450 cars during shredding service

Golden Age Foundation (GAF) volunteers served over 450 vehicles in two hours during the shredding event on March 5. 

The GAF would like to thank the GRF Security staff for directing the traffic flow to avoid accidents or heavy traffic.The GAF also thanks Recreation Manager Thomas Fileto, who made sure the event was posted on the marquee to remind residents about the service, and the LW Weekly’s publicity on the front page a week before the event to help spread the news of this service. Without this coordination, the GAF wouldn’t have had a record-breaking turn-out.

Twelve GAF volunteers worked together, handling the steady flow of vehicles and hundreds of bags without any glitches. They worked hard to keep up with the vehicles and helping the shredding truck driver  move and empty the bins.

The GAF asks residents to put all documents to be shredded in paper or plastic bags; no boxes.  Plastic bags must remain untied so volunteers can check shredding materials before dumping items into the bin each time to prevent a truck fire.  

Appreciation goes to volunteers Carl Kennedy, Dave Fourney, Fara Mccartney, Shery Wells, Roberta Johnson, Sophie Jin, Linda Johnson, Rosemarie Da Roza, Martha Goossens, Cheryl Falconer, Marilyn Haine, and Anna Derby. The GAF would also like to thank those who dropped off generous donations at the end of the service. 

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org The next event will be held on Tuesday, July 9.

—Anna Derby


Mutual 12 creates living memorial for late resident Darlene Milek

A pink flowering orchid tree (bauhinia variegata) was recently donated to Mutual 12 in memory of its former Board member and friend Darlene Milek, who passed away last November.

Milek moved into Leisure World in March 2018. Within three months, she was voted onto Mutual 12’s board of directors, where she served continuously until her passing in 2023. As an active member of the board’s landscape committee, she was a guiding force in the design and installation of the beautiful pergola rest area in the middle of Mutual 12.

Milek was the Leisure World neighbor who was always available for anything and everybody.  She was smart, witty and creative, and had a way of making people feel at ease and included. 

The orchid tree now grows in front of Darlene’s unit as a reminder of her irreplaceable friendship and tireless service to the Mutual 12 community.

— Kathie Hogan, 

Mutual 12 Board of Directors


Golden Age Foundation Board Meeting

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will hold its monthly  board meeting on Wednesday, March  27, at 2 p.m. in the GRF Conference Room B. 

All members of the Foundation are welcome to observe the GAF  Board meeting. This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and get a preview of upcoming GAF projects.  For more information about the meeting, contact GAF President Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 


Congregation Sholom

Watch the Purim play on March 23

Congregation Sholom of Leisure World invites residents, friends and family to enjoy “The Whole Megillah,” a Purim play, on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3.

Directed by Alice Lemon, the cast includes Beverly Bender, Steven Kramer,  Willard Michlin, Murray Pollack, Toby Richman and Michele Vallens.  

Thee Purim holiday commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from  annihilation by the Persians as recounted in the Book of Esther from the Bible.


Golden Age Foundation Mobility Aids

Mobility aids are loaned out to the community as needed.  They are open from Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., downstairs in Clubhouse 6. For more information or to volunteer, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or call 562-431-9589.


Celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary or Retirement?

Let the LW Weekly celebrate with you. Email submissions and high resolution jpgs to: laurieb@lwsb.com

The deadline is the Thursday before the desired publication date.



In Memoriam 

Phil Bloot

Phil Bloot passed away on March 10, 2024, in Acton, California.

While in Leisure World, Phil started the Christian Fellowship and Fun Club in 2002. In 2015, he moved to Action and lived with his son and family until his  passing.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m. at White’s Funeral Home at 9903 Flower St. in Bellflower, California, 90706.

For more information about the service, call Betty Vander Wal at  562-455-6218.


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date. 

The first 250 words, plus one picture, are free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents. 

Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files. For more information, call 562-430-0534, ext. 2801.




Balance and Stability Club

The Balance and Stability Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Classes are taught by a certified instructor and consist of exercises to improve balance. Bring a water and a smile. A $5 donation is requested. 

For more information,  contact Adrianne Rosenfeld at 562-397-1519.

Residents are also invited to stop by the club’s table in the Great LW Discovery Tour on April 6. There will be raffles and goodies available.

—Jon Russell


Dancing Feet Club: Preventing cognitive decline through social dancing

Dancing Feet Club meets in Clubhouse 2 on Mondays for line dance lessons and practice from 7-9 p.m., and every fourth Sunday for social (ballroom) dances from 6-9:30 p.m. 

The next social (ballroom) class is on March 24. Everyone who has the passion for dancing is invited. 

Come dressed to impress. People may bring their favorite snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not allowed. Classes are fun, energetic and free. 

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

—Ed Bolos


Ballet Fitness Club meets on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs in the Mirror Room, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Full body exercise and fun are guaranteed, under the guidance of instructor Mel Lockett. Dancing can also improve balance and memory.


Try out Zumba and sign up for a raffle April 6 in CH 6

LW Zumba Club meets in Clubhouse 6, section C, on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and in Veterans Plaza on Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

On Saturday, April 6, the club will participate in the Great LW Discovery Tour from noon-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. The club will offer a mini dance class, introduction to  Zumba, when visitors arrive by bus. Everyone is invited to try it out and follow along with a dance or two and sign up for a raffle. 

The Zumba Gold program is a fitness party with a contagious blend of Latin and international rhythms that provides a fun, full-body workout.

—Peggy Beste


The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club meets March 26 in CH 3

On March 26, the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 1:30 p.m. 

Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer will talk about the April 6 LW Discovery Tour. There will be lots of food and fun. 

All residents are welcome to join the club. Annual dues $3. 

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 562-596-1969. The access bus will be available by reservation at 562-431-6586, ext. 2379.

—Sandy Esslinger


Line dancing continues its popularity among LW residents

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

The first half hour is for beginners and intermediate dancers. After a brief break, the students practice more advanced dances. The classes are led by instructors who take turns teaching with the help of volunteers. 

For over a decade, the club’s mission has been to encourage people to learn how to dance, socialize with others and stay healthy. The club continues to gain popularity and currently has many members, including men.

All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual, and unit numbers, and check in at the front desk before the class. Everyone is welcome with a minimal membership fee. Exercise shoes are recommended. 

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

—Anna Derby


Learn about weight loss and heart health on Fridays in CH 3 

The Wa-Rite Club celebrates and supports those who strive to be healthier. 

Female Leisure World residents looking to improve their health and lose at least 10 pounds are welcome to attend a meeting on any Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Visitors should arrive no later than 8:45.  

On March 8, Bea Quintara and Melinda Lee shared the top loser title losing 3 pounds each over the past week. Quintara reached her goal by avoiding late night snacking and drinking plenty of water. 

Lee credited her weight loss to only eating when hungry. She also gave a presentation on surviving a stroke at 47 while working as a dentist and teaching at Cypress College. While she still isn’t sure what triggered it, Lee shared her symptoms and the difficulties she had to overcome as a stroke survivor.

—Denise Stabile


In the LW Bike Group, everyone helps out when someone has a flat tire. Chen To (l) got assistance from Al Basler and Yasmin Merali (r) with a flat tire on their ride back from Bolsa Chica State Beach. The group meets at the St. Andrews Gate on Sundays with breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are required. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-509-8475 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075.


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% 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, March 21

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, seasoned broccoli, fresh pears, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and marinated beet salad.

Friday, March 22

Vegetarian chili with barley, cornbread, peas and carrots, chocolate cake, turkey and ham cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing and crackers.

Monday, March 25

Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole grain roll, seasoned broccoli, pear, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated cucumber and onion salad.

Tuesday, March 26

Roast beef with mushroom gravy, potatoes au-gratin, seasoned broccoli, oatmeal cookies, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing and crackers. 

Wednesday, March 27

Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, pinto beans, seasoned cauliflower, apple, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and potato salad.


Meals on Wheels Orange County 

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud 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. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. All meals come with 1% milk. 

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, March 21

Chinese beef stir-fry with pepper garlic sauce, Jasmine rice, carrots, and pineapple chunks.

Friday, March 22

Baked tilapia with Ranchera sauce, soup with sugar-free crackers, veggie egg salad, barley mushroom salad, whole wheat mini blueberry muffin with Smart Balance, and diet pear crisp.

Monday, March 25

Pork chile verde with verde sauce, pinto beans, pears and carrots, tortilla, and tropical fruit mix. 

Tuesday, March 26

Zuni corn soup with sugar-free crackers, poppy seed chicken, pasta salad, harvest salad (spring mix, cranberries, almonds and balsamic dressing), sugar-free crackers (two packs), and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, March 27 

Spinach and mushroom quiche, roasted potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and canned pears.


Optum HCC Volunteers are Needed

Optum HCC is looking for volunteers to take blood pressure and chat with the patients. Hours will vary.

For more information, call 562-431-8908.


Memory Support Team

Memory Support Team, a program of Alzheimer’s OC, offers support, education, and care coordination for those living in dementia and their caretakers  in Leisure World community.

Services provided include:

Brain health education.

Home safety assessments.

Caregiver support/education.

Medication reviews.

Behavioral symptom assist.

Planning for future needs.

Health care directives.

Linkage to resources.

For more information, call Community Services Project Manager Tarah McNulty at 949-757-3759 or email tarah.mcnulty@alzoc.gov, or GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 2317.


Create a memory-friendly community by becoming a Dementia Friend 

People interested in helping others who struggle with dementia can become a Dementia Friend. 

A Dementia Friend is someone who learns about what it’s like to live with dementia through an in-person session, and turns that understanding into action. 

They can make a difference in their community and people’s lives by visiting someone who lives with dementia or telling their friends about the Dementia Friends program.

Dementia Friendly America is a multi-sector collaborative effort to foster and support the growth and development of dementia-friendly communities throughout the U.S.

For more information, call 1-844-373-4400.


Mild Cognitive Impairment support program

Receiving a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early stage of dementia can feel overwhelming. Club EML (Early Memory Loss) can help people prepare, plan and take first steps with confidence.

It offers a three-week supportive, educational group for people living alone with early memory loss due to MCI, Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

In this program people will have the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and learn how they deal with challenges, and work with compassionate, professional facilitators with experience in memory loss.

For more information, call 1-844-373-4400. 


Optum HCC Events, Mar. 21-Apr. 19

Acupuncture Seminar

Doctor of Integrative Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Yeung H. Kwon will talk about benefits of cupping and holistic medicine. RSVP by calling 1-800-385-1130 or just stop by.

When: Thursday, Mar. 21

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Fall Recovery and Balance Seminar

Christel Mitrovich from Reneu Health will talk about modern approaches on improving balance and recovering from falls for older adults. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581.

When: Friday, March 22

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Spanish

Join Norma Castellones as she provides education and support to those affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s. Family and friends are welcome. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581.

When: Monday, March 25

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 3-4 p.m.

SCAN Medicare 101

Licensed Medicare specialists from SCAN will share the latest Medicare updates and money-saving tips. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, March 26

Where: Boardwalk Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Music and Movement Sponsored by Alignment Health Plan

Join Alignment Health for a fun music and movement seminar to improve balance and prevent falls. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581 or just stop by.

When: Wednesday, March 27

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Vandervoort Insurance Formal Medicare Sales Meeting

Sherry Vandervoort will provide the latest updates on Medicare benefits. RSVP by calling 949-702-9488 or just stop by.

When: Friday, March 29

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: noon-1 p.m.


SCAN Medicare CAMP

Licensed Medicare specialists from SCAN will share Medicare updates. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, April 2

Where: Boardwalk Conference Room

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Long Term Care Choices and Annuities Presentation in Korean

Licensed Medicare specialist Sussy Kim will talk about long-term care and annuities and answer the questions. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling 714-994-2222.

When: Wednesday, April 3

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fall Recovery and Balance Seminar

Christel Mitrovich from Reneu Health will talk about modern approaches to improving balance and falls recovery. RSVP by calling 562-431-6586, ext. 2317.

When: Friday, April 5

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SCAN Medicare 101

Licensed Medicare specialists from SCAN will share the latest Medicare updates and money-saving tips. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, April 9

Where: Boardwalk Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Eye Health Seminar

Join Carla Ibarra and Dr. Martinez as they talk about eye health and care. RSVP by calling 1-877-870-2717.

When: Thursday, April 11

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Representatives from Brightstar Care will talk about Parkinson’s disease, and share information on community events centered around Parkinson’s that provide support, encouragement and motivation. For more information, call 714-861-4101.

When: Tuesday, April 16

Where: Optum Conference Room 

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Medicare and Social Security Benefits Informational Session in Korean

Medicare specialist David Park will talk about Medicare and the latest updates. Refreshments will be provided. This seminar will be held in Korean. RSVP by calling 949-581-7827.

When: Wednesday, April 17

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 11 a.m.-noon

Paint and Sip Event Sponsored by Ibarra Medicare Options

Paint and sip cider, share laughs and great time with Carla Ibarra and a professional art teacher. All materials will be provided. RSVP by calling 714-334-4719.

When: Thursday, April 18

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Fall Recovery and Balance Seminar

Christel Mitrovich from Reneu Health will talk about modern approaches to improving balance and recovering from falls. Balance and fall recovery have been popular topics of discussion among LWers. RSVP by calling 562-431-6586, ext. 2317.

When: Friday, April 19

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



Community Church

All are welcome to join Community Church at any service during this holy Easter season.

After the Palm Sunday service on  March 24,  Community Church invites all residents for a toe-tapping good time at the South Side Jazz Concert at 3 p.m.

Community Church will celebrate Holy Week with a service on Thursday, March 28, with a Mediterranean meal and ceremony of handwashing. This Maundy Thursday service commemorates Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and preparing them to begin their own ministry as they become the body of Christ in the world. The Maundy Thursday service will begin with a meal at noon and then will conclude with the ritual handwashing. All who have participated in this service in the past have found it incredibly meaningful.  

Friday, March 29, is Good Friday, and Community Church will join Redeemer Lutheran Church in a Good Friday service at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Leisure World Interfaith Council’s Passover/Good Friday service in the Amphitheater starting at noon. Easter Sunday on March 31 is the first Sunday of Easter. Community Church celebrates the seven Sundays of Easter.  

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

Services are also available on Facebook or 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 at 562-431-2503.


Interfaith Council Passover/Good Friday 

The Interfaith Council of Leisure World will hold a  service observing Passover, Good Friday and Easter events on Friday, March 29, in the Amphitheater beginning at noon. There will be music and speakers from many faiths.  All are invited to attend. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Leisure World Community Congregation Chapel.


Assembly of God

Leisure World Assembly of God will host a Good Friday service at noon on Friday, March 29, in Clubhouse 4. All Leisure World residents, guests and friends are welcome to take part in this traditional, intimate observance of Christ’s crucifixion and the anticipation of the victory of Resurrection Sunday. International recording artists Johnny and Ruth Larring will highlight the service with special music and worship. The Larrings have ministered around the world in concert, radio, television and missions projects. 

Leisure World Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Wednesday Bible study is held at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing will be held  Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.  

More information can be found on at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, and on Facebook on the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons.  Contact the church office at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a service on Zoom with Rabbi Karen Isenberg on Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mike Mymon will conduct the hybrid services on Saturday, March 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

Saturday’s Torah reading will be Vayikra. In Vayikra (He Called), the first Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Among these are sacrifices entirely burnt on the altar, meal offerings made of flour and oil, peace offerings, and sacrifices brought for sinning inadvertently. 

Congregation Sholom’s  Purim service, which includes reading of the Megillah as well as a Purim Spiel, will be held Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, and will be lead by Rabbi Mike Mymon.

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


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet with Ven. Kusala on  Saturday, April 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in simple ways. His teachings focus on how to help people suffer less and become happier. For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore

The painting on display on the exterior of Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore Episcopal Church has scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection. People are encouraged to come by an see it in person to prepare for the journey to Easter.  

On Palm Sunday, March 24, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday.  This is the beginning of Holy Week. Bishop Murray Finck will preside. The 10:30 a.m. worship service gathers at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. All are welcome to attend.  

The congregations will be accepting new members and re-affirming faith for members during the service. 

People are encouraged to continue donating canned and boxed food for the hungry and dropping it off at the church sanctuary.

Coffee fellowship with tea and snack options will be held after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

The Maundy Thursday Communion service will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. The Good Friday Service will be held on March 29 at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to join this meditative service. The  churches will also join the Interfaith Good Friday Service beginning at noon on  March 29.  The Easter celebration will be held March 31 at 10:30 a.m.  Residents are welcome to join any or all of the services.


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., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.  

The General Conference will be held April 6-7. Sessions will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be no meetings at the ward building on that Sunday.

Church on Easter Sunday, March 31, will be for only one hour.

The course of study this year is the Book of Mormon. Personal study for March 25-31 should be centered on the meaning of Easter.  

The Interfaith Council of LW will hold a Passover, Good Friday and Easter event on Friday, March 29, in the Amphitheater beginning at noon. 


First Christian Church

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

It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join in worship and explore God’s word together, “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:1).

Pastor’s Message

This coming Sunday, Christians around the world observe Palm Sunday. It is remembering the triumphal entry into Jerusalem by Jesus, riding on a foal of a donkey down the Mount of Olives, into the city was celebrated by a multitude that had gathered for this event and cried out, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” This greeting was identifying Jesus as a descendant of King David. Hosanna in Hebrew translates “save now.”

Over 520 years prior to this event, a prophet Zechariah said, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey,” Zechariah 9:9.

As the people shouted out, they spread their clothes on the road, cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. These actions were meant to honor and welcome the king of the Jews, and Jesus for the first time accepted that worship. 

When the religious leaders, who were plotting to kill Jesus, saw this worship going on, they instructed Jesus to rebuke the people. But Jesus said, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out,” Luke 19:40. 

Jesus was now openly stating his deity and confirming what the prophets of old had prophesied: he is the promised Messiah, the Son of God, the king of the Jews. Moving through Holy Week, First Christian will study the rejection and crucifixion of Christ, but Resurrection Sunday is coming.

     Weekend Services

Sunday services, held from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Sherry Parmenter at the piano. This week Janet Ray will bring the special music.   Saturday services includes contemporary worship songs led by Gregory Black with guitar and vocal accompaniment from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Midweek Studies

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

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

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

Pastor Humes also leads prayer and Bible study every Friday  from 4-5  p.m.  

Scripture of the Week

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day,”  Psalm 96:1-2.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information about the church, call  562-431-8810.


Faith Christian Assembly

This coming week in the Christian church is often referred to as Holy Week, where the most significant parts of Jesus’ ministry on earth took place, starting with Palm Sunday on March 24, followed by Good Friday on March 29, and culminating with the resurrection celebration on Easter Sunday on March 31. 

Faith Christian Assembly invites all residents to its Holy Week services starting with Palm Sunday, which celebrates the Triumphal Entry.  The whole city was stirred when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem that day, riding on a donkey. “Who is this?”  they asked.  Faith Christian Assembly invites residents  to come and hear more about Jesus, the savior of the world and celebrate Palm Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. 

Join Faith Christian Assembly the following Friday, March 23,  for a special one-hour Good Friday service starting at noon, with a beautiful and solemn reflection of Jesus’ death. As Holy Week comes to its conclusion, the church will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday at 10:30 am. 

As part of the holiday schedule, there is no Bible Study on Wednesday, March 27, due to the Good Friday service. 

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, including the GriefShare program currently in session, contact the church by calling 562-598-9010 or email contact@fcachurch.net. People can also learn more about the church by visiting www.FCAchurch.net. 


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will celebrate Palm Sunday on March 24, studying the words of John 12:13,“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel.” Worship begins at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, anticipating the Lord’s coming again and the events preceding his return.

 John’s history shows how in AD 30 the Passover pilgrims in Jerusalem were hoping to see Jesus, but feared enemies might prevent his coming. That Saturday, Jesus was having dinner with friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead 40 days before. Spectators gathered to see Jesus and Lazarus. What happened next while people were waiting for the Lord was a whole series of events. What about those who await his coming again today? What can believers expect the next time Jesus comes? LW Baptist’s next service will raise those questions and more.


Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on Monday, March 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group will study the book of John, chapters 10-11. 

 For more information, contact Margie Singleton at 562-594-8100 or Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597.


LW Korean Community Church

To celebrate its 14th anniversary, Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC)  held a special revival meeting from March 15-17, led by Pastor Yongnam Lee with the theme, “Let’s go before the throne of grace.”

 Many members of the church participated, remembering that everything believers have is through God’s grace, and the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which  continues to renew believers’ gratitude.

The LWKCC Choir, the men’s praise team, and the LW Korean American Chorale joined together to experience a deeper fellowship with the Lord through praise and prayer during the worship service.

LWKCC meets every Sunday in the sanctuary at 14000 Church Place at 11:50 a.m. The church also holds a dawn prayer service in the sanctuary from Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m.  After the Saturday prayer meeting, members have breakfast together in the fellowship room.

LWKCC is lead by Senior Pastor Dr. Jang Young Yong.

For more information about the church, call 714-323-0897 or email yongjang10@gmail.com.


Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church’s Lenten Fish Fry is held on Fridays after the 11 a.m. stations of the cross devotion. With a minimum donation of $10 per person, people can get the following fish plates:

• March 22: Clam chowder with crackers and fruit.

To join, sign up in the front of the church or parish office or call 562-430-8170. 




Indoor house cat (12 years young) NEEDS a Forever Home. He is Lovable, Furry, in good health & NOT on any medications! Free to a good & caring home. Call/text inquiries to Michael at (949) 280-8256


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

Serving LW since 1999.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 3/27



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 5/08


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/24


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 4/24


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


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 4/03


Bel-Rich PAINTING.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Accent-Walls & MORE! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. Exp 4/17


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 2/26/2025


SKYLIGHTS CLEAN AND REPAIR  Licensed and insured  Dan (562) 841-3787 SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 6/12


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. Exp 8/14/2024



I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 4/24/24


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093. SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 4/03

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


Help the Emergency Information Council bring disaster preparedness information to Leisure World by donating your unwanted vehicle. Call (855) 500-7433 or visit www.careasy.org/nonprofit/emergency-information-council.


EXPERIENCED Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006. Exp 6/05



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 8/07/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years+ Leisure-World Experience. Licensed/Reliable/Honest-Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References-available/Fluent-English. Ann/714-624-1911 and Heide/562-277-3650.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/06/24



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


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 4/17


MARIA’S Experienced Caregivers. Run Errands/Doctor-Appointments/Cleaning/Part-Time/Full-Time/Live-In. 9xShifts. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 4/17


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer/one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 6/05


Tax Professional. Peter Meuter. LW Mutual-9 Resident. (714)-381-0413. LW Residents SAVE 20%. SB Business License 14202210 Exp 4/17


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

Exp 6/05


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 4/03


GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS. (Windows 10% off FIRST cleaning). General-housecleaning. Excellent referrals in Leisure-World. (562)-307-3861. 25/years-experience. SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 5/29


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+/years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria/949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 4/17


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years-experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 4/17


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 5/29


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 5/29


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

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



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, Running-or-Not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 6/05


GOLF CARTS for Sale & Repairs.  Call 714-292-9124. SB Business License 14206207.  Exp 1/29/2025


Go Go Mobility Scooter in Good Condition $250 Call (714) 401-0086.

Golf cart tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 4/17


INEXPENSIVE SHUTTLE. AIRPORTS/SHOPPING/DOCTORS, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License  ABL0001. Exp 4/03

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 5/08


2015 Honda Pilot. DOUBLE wheel chair accessible. Nice Condition. $25,000 Call (424) 267-6695.



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 6/12



Your-FRIENDLY-MOVERS. We-offer-HAULING-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 3/27


Buying Antique and Vintage Furniture/MCM-Retro-Furnishings/Dressers/Desk/Antique-Jewelry/Navajo-Zuni-Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Men’s-Watches-and-Lighters/Toys/Novelities/Whimsical-Figures/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. 562-243-7229. Exp 4/17


Red Trike $150. For details, call (714) 699-6422. Exp 4/03


Grandfather Clock. You MUST pick up from Mutual-12. Make Offer, 562-340-6918.


Moving, MUST sell, make offer. Fountain, storage bench, miscellaneous items. 562-594-7549.


Mystery Box OVER 150-items. Highest bid gets FREE Lincoln 1909-S  VDB Uncirculated. Appointment-ONLY/562-594-3975. Exp 4/03


Estate/Moving Sale. Friday-ONLY March-22nd, 9:00am-2:00pm. 13741 Annandale Drive, Mutual-1/Apartment-17C. Living/Bedroom_Furniture/Kitchen-Table_4-chairs/new-curtains/women’s-clothing/miscellaneous-items. 714-863-4716


Estate Sale – Thursday, Mar. 21 and Friday, Mar. 22 from 8:30-2pm at 13410 St. Andrews Dr., Mutual 12 – 70F. Beautiful home filled with treasures. Pair of side chairs, nesting tables, secretary, hall tree, lawyer’s bookcase. Dining set (6 chairs), buffet, trundle bed, recliner, king adjustable bed base, armoire, dresser, wicker chairs, oak tables. Ladies clothing (size S/Mp), shoes (size 9 quad) and costume jewelry. Folding patio chairs, plants, holiday, and so much more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.

leisure world apartment FOR SALE

For Sale by Owner. Mutual-14/Corner-Unit/2-Bedroom/1.5-Baths/Real-Wood-Floors/Washer-and-Dryer, Air/Conditioning.  PRICE DROP, 562-760-5875 Exp 4/03


For Sale: $389,000 2-Bedroom/2-Bath/1100_square-foot. Mutual-15/unit-1A. Front-unit near main-entrance. Call/562-228-5248 for more information/Pictures-available-upon-request.