April 07, 22
Senior Resource Focus
This is one in a series of monthly columns to familiarize LW residents with the vast array of resources available to them. Each article will focus on a topic of interest as researched by Member Resource Liaison Robann Arshat. The goal is to help residents better manage the challenges often associated with aging and to keep people at home and healthy for as long as possible.
by Robann Arshat
member resource liaison
A family caregiver is a person who provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one at home.
Loved ones in need of care include those suffering from a physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or other condition.
In many cases, the primary caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent or adult child. Caregivers often take on the responsibilities of the patient while still providing for themselves and other family members.
Types of In-Home Care Providers
1. Companion Care: a form of home care offering non-medical services to older adults, which is primarily social and emotional support, and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and want to remain independent at home.
2. In-Home Health Care: personal care that may provide not only the same services as companion care, but also help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, meals and medication management. They can also clean clients’ homes, do laundry, change bed linens, aid with planning meals, shop for food and cook, and accompany the client to their doctors’ appointments. These caregivers can be contracted by the hour, day, week or month.
Generally, in-home care agencies charge from $28-$60 per hour for a caregiver’s service. Some agencies will require a minimum of four hours of service for each day care is provided. The more hours you book, the more competitive the price.
3. Live-in Health Care: usually signifies a caregiver who stays 24 hours, offering the client services for 18 hours with six hours devoted to uninterrupted rest. They provide the same services as companion care and in-home health care.
Who Pays for Caregivers
Home care services are generally paid for directly by the patient and/or the family as an out-of-pocket expense, but there are some ways to cover costs.
• A long-term insurance policy will pay only for long term care. It can cover a portion or all of the cost for an in-home healthcare worker or an assisted living, or board and care facility, depending on the policy you have chosen.
• If you are eligible and are a Medi-Cal recipient, you can apply for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. This program can help to pay for caregiver services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age or disabled or blind. To learn how to apply for services, go to www.cdss.ca.gov/in-home-supportive-services.
• Medicare will pay for a caregiver only when the Medicare recipient meets the requirements. It can cover part-time or intermittent in-home health services for people who are under the care of a doctor, homebound, and have been recommended for home services by their doctor. In other words, Medicare pays for a couple of hours of irregular in-home health care after surgery or after an extended stay in the hospital and ordered by a doctor. Further, the caregiver must be Medicare-certified.
• VA Benefits will cover a caregiver. There are two different programs. You need to contact your VA benefits coordinator for more information and eligibility: Veterans Home Care Vet Assist Program, (562) 208-1883; or VA Caregiver Support Homemaker Program, (562) 826-8000, ext. 4985. (This program offers three-five hours per day or three-seven hours per week of free VA paid for caregiver services.)
When Choosing a
Caregiver for an Elder
1. Assess your needs in the areas of health, personal and household care. Decide if you need minimal or full assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, eating, medication management, transportation, shopping, meal preparation, laundry and house cleaning. A caregiver can only be a success if you clearly state your needs and expectations. Write out a job description based on the help that is needed
2. Decide if you want a private caregiver or an agency to provide the caregiver.
If you decide to hire a private individual, make sure to:
• check their references and do a background check.
• verify that the person is insured and bonded.
• consult your insurance company to see if your policy will cover in-home injuries.
• have a back-up to cover your caregiver if they are sick.
• follow local and state laws in regard to taxes, hours worked and overtime.
• ask yourself, “Am I comfortable with this person?”
• pay legally. When hiring caregivers, people often don’t realize that paying taxes are part of their responsibilities as an employer. You could try to save money by paying your hired caregiver cash “under the table” and skipping the employment taxes. But if you or your caregiver gets audited by the IRS, the ramifications could far outweigh any potential savings. Creating your own W-2s and tax forms isn’t too difficult, or you can get help from an accountant, use an online payroll service or use a caregiver agency. For more information, visit https://www.care.com/hp/how-to-start-paying-your-caregiver-on-the-books.
• develop a job contract based on the job description, start date, worksite address and work schedule. Include wages and terms for ending the contact. For more information about caregiver contracts, visit https://www.care.com/homepay/sample-senior-care-contract-20180306163750.
If you choose to use an agency, remember:
• a good agency will screen and generally bond its caregivers, and you can also ask to interview the potential caregiver. These caregivers have already been screened with background checks and bonding or liability insurance is covered. All taxes, labor laws and insurances are included in the cost of your service.
• the agency should do a home visit and put together a plan of care that meets your needs and does not overwhelm you. The agency should advise you of charges per hour, minimum hours required, hours billed for 24-hour service, services and mileage costs (if any).
• be sure to ask how to reach the agency after business hours and on weekends.
For more information, visit https://eldercareanswers.com/when-hiring-a-caregiver/ or https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/homecare/hiring-independent-caregivers.
Monitor Your Caregiver
Caregiving is about meeting the non-medical needs of the client, and supporting the emotional and intellectual needs of the senior. When assessing the quality of care, consider if the caregiver is:
• attentive and engaged and has a meaningful connection and quality of life care.
• serving as ears and eyes and in consistent communication with the family, if need be.
• clean, professional and reliable.
• properly trained.
• accomplishing tasks properly and professionally.
• signs of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual or financial.
• unexplained or frequent injuries.
• furtive or secretive behavior from the senior; is he or she hiding instead of spending time openly in the home?
• consistent complaints by the senior. It could be that the caregiver is not interacting with them.
• limited access to the senior. Does the caregiver make it tough for you to reach the senior over the phone or tell you that the senior is always unavailable to talk to you? Is the caregiver always in the room when you talk on the phone or visit? If you are concerned about not being able to communicate with your senior family/friend, find out why. Make sure the caregiver isn’t trying to keep you apart so that you won’t find out what goes on when you aren’t there.
• an overly close relationship. Is the senior loaning money, the car and other items to the caregiver or otherwise being taken advantage of emotionally or financially?
Caregivers provide a good service. Most are kind and caring people who want to help. Unfortunately, there are occasions in which caregivers have ulterior motives or issues that result in bad behavior. Remaining close to your senior family/friend can help you catch inappropriate behavior before it gets out of hand.
Once you have decided to employ services for yourself or family member, it is your responsibility to make sure that your caregiver is registered with the Stock Transfer office, per your Mutual policy.
This allows your caregiver to receive a pass into the community and identifies them as an employee of your unit.
For more information on choosing a caregiver, visit www.tn-elderlaw.com/free-resources/resources/ten-tips-for-choosing-a-caregiver-for-an-elder.
Other resources include:
• Caregiver Counseling: Help and Support to Family Caregivers of those with Dementia through the Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, (714) 593-9630, www.AFSCenter.org.
• Caregiver Resource Center OC offers consultants who can provide specialized referrals to various community resources for caregivers, fact sheets and general information related to caregiving, 1(800) 543-8312 or (714) 446-5030, www.caregiveroc.org.
• IHSS Medi-Cal Caregiver Program for Low Income, (714) 825-3000, www.cdss.ca.gov/in-home-supportive-services.
Residents are invited to visit the brochure display in Building 5 for more information.
To book an appointment to learn more about the information here, call Robann Arshat at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
The next Senior Resource Focus will run in the May 5 edition.
Coyote sightings on rise
LW residents are reporting coyote sightings on social media, and one Mutual 4 resident narrowly escaped tragedy March 28, when his little Maltese Lhasa Apso nearly got snatched.
People, especially pet owners, should be vigilant in watching out for young coyotes who are beginning to hunt for food sources. From late March into early summer, young pups are learning how to hunt on their own, and dogs and cats are vulnerable.
Coyotes can’t distinguish between LWers’pets and their natural prey of rabbits, squirrels and other small animals.
Mike Lessin was awakened at around 2 a.m. on March 28 to let out his dog, Bear, to relieve himself. Lessin had just opened the door and was stepping out when Bear yowled. In the blink of an eye, the coyote struck. Lessin yelled, and the coyote ran off.
“I screamed at him. This thing came out of nowhere with lightening speed,” said Lessin, who berated himself for not having Bear on a leash. “I blame myself. I let my guard down. I want to remind my neighbors to stay alert so they won’t have to go through this.”
Bear suffered a puncture wound that was treated by a veterinarian, and he is recovering well.
Here are tips to keep pets safe from coyotes:
• If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction.
• Do not leave pets outside unattended.
• Do not allow cats outdoors to roam (day or night).
• Do not use a retractable leash—a leash should be no more than 6 feet. GRF policy requires 6-foot leashes. This allows you to be in control of your pet and ensures it’s close at all times.
• Keep shrubbery at ground level to reduce places where coyotes can hide.
• Keep tight covers on all trash containers.
• Never leave water or pet food outside.
• Eliminate potential food and water sources, such as fallen fruit and standing water.
Report attacks to Security, (562) 596-4754 or to Long Beach Animal Services, (562) 570-7387, which contracts with the City of Seal Beach to handle animal control issues. People can report coyote encounters online at https://www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report/.
Pile driving underway on North Gate Road
Crews began installing piles along North Gate Road near Orange County Fire Station No. 48 on March 30. Some nearby residents have heard the pounding and reported it on social media. Pile driving is necessary to construct the foundation for the sound wall along southbound I-405, next to North Gate Road, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).
Work hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays as needed. This portion of the job should be concluded by next week. Crews will then move northwest along North Gate Road to begin pile driving there. That work is set to start in May.
The I-405 Improvement Project will add one regular lane in each direction of I-405 between Euclid Street and I-605, plus a second lane in each direction of the freeway from SR-73 to I-605 that will combine with the existing carpool lanes to form the 405 Express Lanes. For more information about the project, visit www.octa.net/405Improvement.
OC Registrar seeks customer service reps
A Message from the Orange County Registrar of Voters:
The June 7 California Statewide Direct Primary Election is quickly approaching.
The Orange County Registrar of Voters wants to provide excellent service to voters at Vote Center locations throughout Orange County.
To make this possible, it is currently hiring more than 600 customer service representatives to staff Vote Centers.
Consider helping people exercise their right to vote by applying to be a customer service representative at a nearby Vote Center.
Apply at https://ocvote.gov/about/careers/join, call (714) 567-7321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KACMA hosts benefit for Ukraine
About 250 people attended a Ukraine benefit concert sponsored by the Korean American Classical Music Club and the GRF Recreation Department April 2. The concert raised $12,976 in donations for Unicef’s emergency response to aid Ukrainian refugees. Los Angeles-area Korean opera singers performed at the benefit; all other concert expenses were paid by the Korean American Classical Music Club.Unicef has ramped up efforts to deliver safe water to families in communities where water systems are barely functioning. It is providing health care, nutrition and education support where services are severely lacking or have shut down entirely. Unicef teams are also focusing on protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse in the face of increased threats of violence and the risk of harm from mines and other explosive remnants of war.
Learn how to use the Minibus
A Minibus informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m., today, April 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The meeting is held on the first Thursday of the month to help LW residents become familiar with the many transportation services available in Leisure World and beyond. No reservations are required.
The GRF Transportation Department provides information on Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges.
Other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations are also covered.
Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.
The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone.
Residents, Leisure World employees, visitors, family members of residents and caregivers can all ride Minibuses.
That includes anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community. The only rule is each passenger must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.
Work on the Aquatic Center continues at a rapid pace. Electrical and plumbing fixtures are being installed. Crews are preparing to pour concrete for the remainder of the pool entrance and deck area. Plumbing and electrical fixtures are being installed.
SCE installed a transformer to energize the electrical panel March 26.
The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastrophic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility.
The facility will have a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area.
MemorialCare Spring Carnival
The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department is holding its annual MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 16, at Little Cottonwood Park, 4000 Farquhar Ave., from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Bring the grandchildren for egg hunts, face painting, carnival games, vendor booths, bounce houses, a photo area with Peter Rabbit and more. The event will have four egg hunt areas for all ages, with the first hunt starting at 10 a.m. Event is subject to change or cancellation based on COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event. For more information, visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation or call (562) 430-1073.
SB Pickleball/Tennis Demo Day
The City of Seal Beach invites the community to the Seal Beach Tennis and Pickleball Center Open House on Sunday, May 22, from noon-3 p.m. at the Seal Beach Tennis and Pickleball Center, 3900 Lampson Ave.
The event is free.
All are welcome for tennis and pickleball demonstrations, raffle prizes, tours of the facility, refreshments and more.
Reservations are requested to obtain a head count for re-freshments and can be made online at www.sbtpc.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact the Seal Beach Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1307.
Stock Transfer Mail Slot
The Stock Transfer office is making it easier for shareholders to submit documents with the addition of a mail slot.
The new slot will allow for shareholders to quickly and easily drop off documents at their convenience regardless of the Stock Transfer office hours.
Shareholders should include their name, phone number, Mutual and unit number along with a brief explanation of the business action needed in a sealed envelope. No postage is needed. The slot is located on the outside wall between Stock Transfer’s windows and the sliding glass door of the Administration building.
Sign up for LW Live
Sign up for the GRF’s one-way, real-time community notification system to stay informed of emergencies and other community news.
To sign up, visit www.lwsb.com and click the “LW Live” icon to the right.
I-405 Construction Updates
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:
NB I-405 Loop
On-Ramp to Close
Crews will close the northbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Seal Beach Boulevard for approximately one month to accommodate the freeway widening. The closure is anticipated in mid- to late-April.
Detailed schedule, closure and detour information will be provided before the closure.
SB I-405 Goldenwest Street On-Ramp Closed
Crews closed the southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa Avenue and the southbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Goldenwest Street to accommodate the freeway widening.
The SB I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa is anticipated to reopen in approximately two months. The SB I-405 loop on-ramp from Goldenwest closed March 12 and is anticipated to reopen in approximately four months.
Crews are constructing the sound wall along southbound I-405 between the Bolsa Avenue bridge and the railroad. Construction is ongoing, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, as needed for approximately one week. This work will also include intermittent nighttime lane reductions on SB I-405, between Bolsa Avenue and McFadden Avenue. Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email email@example.com or call (888) 400-8994 for more information.
Celebrating LW Centenarians—Happy birthday Florence Gordon
This is one story in an occasional series profiling some of LW’s most long-lived residents, those who have reached the enviable age of 100 years or more. The series is running in connection with the Golden Age Foundation centenarian event on April 20, which will celebrate these milestones. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories.
by Florence Gordon
I was born in North Ireland in 1920 and went to a country school. It was so far to get there by road, I ran through fields, dodging bulls and cows.
I was a cook in the Navy, Army, Air Force Institute for the British Armed Forces. Later, I became a specialist at wiring cars in an auto assembly line, even teaching others how to do it.
I moved to Scotland, where I worked as a head waitress, and later, I moved to Canada, where I worked at all sorts of jobs and studied how to be a hairdresser in school. I did become a beautician and made enough cash at it to move the family to the United States.
That’s where I found a job as a waitress at the Sky Room in Long Beach. I worked there in the evenings and during the day, at John Tillman Co., which still manufactures protective leather clothing for welders and other industrial workers.
My husband, George, worked at Disneyland as a foreman. Both of us became U.S. citizens.
I have lived in Leisure World for so long that I can’t remember the year I came to Mutual 2.
My husband and I have two sons, Ian and George, four grandchildren and a half-dozen great-grandchildren.
My driver’s license is still valid, but I gave up driving my car a year ago.
I am proud to have celebrated my 102nd birthday on March 31.
Perspectives, page 4
Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation founded and dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World. The Historical Society is located in Clubhouse 1 and is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Visit the website at LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org.
•April 1, 1976–—Seal Beach opened the bike path behind Clubhouse 3 to the San Gabriel River. The trail to the river was easy, but many found the bike path along the river difficult. The bikers had a good time, but the trike were difficult to operate operate along the trail.
• April 3, 1969—“Transit Ads Now on LW Minibuses” was the headline. The story explained that advertising would now appear on the inside and outside of the Leisure World Minibuses. Revenue was to be used to fund a bus replacement program.
• April 6, 1967—The Seal Beach City Council approved the hiring of an architect to develop plans for a community center to be located in the newly annexed Rossmoor Shopping Center.The center ended up being 3,500 square feet with a seating capacity for 300 people.
• April 9, 1986—Harbir Narang, vice president of First Columbia Management, Inc., became the acting administrator of Leisure World. By June he was the permanent administrator. Prior to becoming associated with Leisure World, the native of New Delhi, India, had been associated with the Federal National Mortgage Associate for nine years. In 1979, he joined the J.L. Moyer Company, which was later purchased by First Columbia Management.
•April 10,1980-The picture on Page 1 of the LW News showed the trees on the north side of Clubhouse 2 being removed. The expansion was to add a stage and dressing rooms to the north side of the facility.
April 11, 1968-Construction was about to start on the new fire station at the corner of Beverly Manor Road and Seal Beach Boulevard. That station was replaced in 2010 with a new 12,000-square-foot essential facility.
Letters to the Editor
I would agree with the letter (March 31) that said people should vote for what is best for our country and not be influenced by a political party.
But the facts tell us otherwise.
In our LW community, it has been estimated that of 10,000 residents, 6,955 are registered voters, according to the OC Registrar of Voters. So that leaves 3,045 people, or 31 percent of the LW population, who are not registered to vote.
I agree that the two major political parties do not agree on much.
One wants to change our constitution, and one wants it to stay the same as it was signed originally.
One supports abortion, and the other does not.
Only the Bible will give us the truth (word of God). Solution? Vote your church values. Who will you listen to?
It’s election time in Mutual 6. I understand candidates are passionate about serving their community, but should they be permitted to go door to door and hand out literature at their own whim? We have a vehicle established for them to submit their attributes.
I’m wondering if residents in other Mutuals are plagued with this invasion of their privacy.
My solution for these ambitious candidates is to offer an invitation in our newspaper for people to meet them at a designated place and time.
This would certainly solve the problem of a stranger with bad timing coming to our doors.
Editor’s Note: According to Davis-Stirling HOA rules that govern LW, the community cannot prohibit members or residents from canvassing or petitioning members, the association’s board and residents. By GRF policy, candidates may purchase advertising space in the LW Weekly to campaign.
Setting It Straight
Boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali never fought one another, as was incorrectly reported in the a centenarian profile about Bob Lynch in the March 31 edition of the LW Weekly.
Call for Candidates
Mutual and GRF Election Cycle Begins
Since 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, has operated with a united community spirit. There is no one more interested in their home, Mutual and community than LWers and their fellow shareholders. Only they can truly understand the value of the LW life and lifestyle and have the motivation to see their Mutual, as well as the entire community, prosper.
Being part of a Mutual or GRF Board places shareholders in the middle of the decision-making process, with their voice and opinions heard as they represent their fellow shareholders for a collective benefit.
Pride in community, patience and motivation to help others are very important qualities for running for a seat on their Mutual or GRF Board. It is the strength of the vast and varied experience each director has, as well as the collective strength of the Board, that builds community and protects LW’s lifestyle and homes. The skills and knowledge a person has compiled through the years will be put to good use; everyone has the ability to do and be the change for the benefit of all.
The duly elected Mutual and GRF Boards set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation and Trust property and all of its amenities. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—that is, their fellow shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. It’s not an easy job; it takes time, effort and a willingness to donate a portion of everyday life to the community.
As a community of more than 9,000 highly qualified shareholders, there is so much expertise to offer. New ideas and perspectives are always needed, which means volunteers are needed. Everyone should consider becoming a candidate for a position on their Mutual or GRF Board of Directors.
The schedule (see table below) indicates the Mutuals’ and GRF elections schedule. Deadlines to apply for candidacy vary. Anyone interested in or who has questions relating to becoming a candidate for his or her Mutual or GRF Board of Directors should contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Due to Easter Sunday, the Hymn Sing will be held on the fourth Sunday of the month, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: This week’s message is titled “Two Triumphal Entries of Christ,” from Zechariah 9:9 and Revelation 19:11-16. The two accounts describe Jesus entering two different situations in dramatically different ways, each essential to fulfilling God’s purpose.
Bible Study: A new series begins on April 13. Join fellow students as the group dives into Scripture and learns how biblical principles and promises apply to believers lives.
Contact: More information about LW Assembly of God can be found at lwassemblyofgod.com.
Those who would like a prayer or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on Facebook (Chuck Franco) and the Faithlife app under the group “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible group will meet on Monday, April 11 and 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. to discuss Chapter 10 in “Loving God with All Your Heart.”
All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562) 594-8100.
The Buddha Circle will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, on Saturday, April 9, from 9:30-11 a.m. with the venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well-known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in a simple way and teaches people how
they can suffer less and become happier in their lives.
Buddha Circle is an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion.
Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. More information is available by calling (714) 468-6887 or visiting www.Kusala.org.
Community Church has recently been called “the friendly church” and is honored to live up to that title. In a spirit of welcome, Community Church extends an invitation to the Leisure World community to join with them in events leading up to Easter.
On Palm Sunday, April 10, at 9:50 a.m., the worship service will begin with a palm branch processional. A special Maundy Thursday service will be offered on April 14 at 11 a.m., which will include a Mediterranean lunch and ceremonial hand washing. The meal, reflective of the area where the Last Supper took place, will include chicken kabobs, lavosh (Mediterranean bread), hummus and olives. People can RSVP to the church office at (562) 431-2503. An offering will be taken to cover the cost of the food. The annual Interfaith Good Friday Service will be held in the Amphitheater on April 15 at noon. Pastor Johan Dodge will offer the last word of Christ, “Into your hands, I commit my spirit.” Finally, on Easter Sunday, April 17, people are encouraged to come to worship with cut flowers from their garden. The cross on the patio will be arrayed in the flowers from the community. Easter lilies, purchased by the Community Church and the Korean Community Church congregations, will beautify the altar. An Easter -hemed fellowship will follow the service.
Online worship will continue for those who cannot attend in person on Facebook @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing email@example.com.
Those who are in need without another way to address it can call the church office at (562) 431-2503.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together.
It is understood in 1 Thessalonians 5:4 that believers in Christ are not in darkness, and verse 5 explains why. Believers in Christ are all sons of light and sons of day. This is what the apostle John calls “children of God.” So, as children of the light and not of darkness, what should conduct look like? Verse 6 says, “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”
The word sober means to be under self-control. The apostle Peter writes in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Those verses give a clear purpose to be watchful and vigilant, patiently waiting for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of God and savior Jesus Christ.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, Iris Muncie will sing a special selection for the congregation.
Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday’s prayer and Bible Study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.
Scripture of the Week
Jesus was placed in a tomb, and a rock was rolled in front of it. On the third day after that, his mother, Mary, and two other women came to the tomb.
“Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was very large. They saw a young man sitting at the right. And he said to them, ‘Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here’” (Mark 16:1-6).
Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion” from Handel’s Messiah sets the tone for LW Baptist’s Palm Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Jesus’ public presentation of himself as the Messiah that Zechariah prophesied 530 years earlier received much acclaim by the populace and pilgrims gathering for Passover. Jesus nevertheless wept over the city and announced to the crowds that their great rejoicing would be delayed until his second coming, when the nation will welcome him with “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study meets at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The Energizer’s group will read Psalm 14 on Wednesday, April 13, at 3 p.m.
For more information, call (562) 430-8598.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the sixth Sunday of Lent on April 10.
Stations of the Cross
Join Holy Family for a weekly devotion and prayers for peace during Lent on Fridays at 11 a.m.
Lenten Fish Fry
Holy Family will hold a Lenten fish fry for a cost of $10 per person after the Stations of the Cross on Fridays. Signups for the lunch are available after Sunday masses or by calling the rectory office at (562) 430-8170.
Holy Family is organizing a diaper drive for the Life Center of Santa Ana. From now until April 15, Holy Family will accept donations of diapers and various baby care products at the parish office or at the Our Lady of Guadalupe donation table.
To receive the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com, or visit the website at www.holyfamilysb.com for more information.
Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.
Faith Christian Assembly
Spring is in the air, which means Resurrection Sunday is soon to be celebrated, and Faith Christian Assembly invites LWers to join the congregation at its service on April 17 at 10:30 a.m. The Good Friday Service will be held on April 15 from noon-1 p.m. This service will take the place of the weekly Wednesday morning Bible study. Faith Christian Assembly looks forward to this special service, which commemorates the event that led to the resurrection and will feature worship music, plus a rich message from Pastor Sheri Leming.
Rupert and Addie Penner will host the next Grief Share course, which will begin on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. The first session will be a DVD presentation of “Surviving the Holidays.” Grief Share is a wonderful and caring setting to learn helpful coping strategies and to discover hope for the future for those dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one. Those who would like more information on any church events or programs can call the church office Tuesday-Friday at (562) 598-9010.
Weekly Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will not be an evening service on Easter, April 17. Wednesday morning Bible Study, taught by Leming, is at 11 a.m.
People can receive more information and a free newsletter by contacting the church by calling (562) 598-9010, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.FCAchurch.net.
Congregation Sholom will hold an in-person Passover dinner and Seder on Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m.
The catered kosher dinner will include mango chutney brisket or roast chicken, matzah ball soup, salad, potato, lemonade, dessert plus Passover wine. A vegetarian option is also available. The cost is $36 per person, and people can RSVP to Murray Pollack at (562) 331-3949 or murrjet@yahoo,com. Checks can be mailed to Congregation Sholom, P.O. Box 2901, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
Congregation Sholom will hold a service on Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott. Dangott will also lead the hybrid Saturday morning on April 9 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This week’s Torah portion is Metzora from the book of Leviticus. In this portion, God describes the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with skin diseases. God also instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the laws of the emission of bodily fluids.
The book club will meet on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. via Zoom to finish the short story “Zeresh, His Wife.”
Yizkhor will be recited at the April 23 service. There will be a potluck on April 29.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. The Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School in the second hour on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings held on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary Classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Masks are now optional for all meetings at the Atherton Ward.
The course of focus For the week of April 11–17 is Easter. The Old Testament Scripture Study manual “‘Come Follow Me” says that “The life of Jesus Christ is central to all human history.”The life and mission of Jesus Christ, culminating in his resurrection on that first Easter Sunday, connects all of God’s people throughout history.
The Newport Temple is now open and requires people to wear face masks to attend.
LW Korean Community Church
LW Korean Community Church (KCC) will hold an Sunday early morning worship at 6 a.m. on April 17. Elder Yong Joong Kim will give the opening prayer. The KCC choir, conducted by music pastor Dr. Gyu Sam Kim accompanied by pianist Min Jung Kim will give praise to God. Pastor Hwang Roh will give sermon titled “The Cross and Resurrection.” After the message, senior Deaconess Hyo Jung Jung will lead the congregation in a special praise, followed by a benediction by Pastor In Duk Kang.
The Easter Sunday worship service begins at 11:50 a.m., the KCC choir will sing “Hallelujah” in English, and Senior Pastor Jang Young Yong will give a sermon titled “Jesus’ resurrection, My revival.”
KCC has early morning worship Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. The church is located next to the south gate. For more information, call (714)323-0897.
“Glory and Honor to the One Who Redeems Our Life!” is the theme of Redeemer Lutheran’s Palm Sunday worship service on April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building.
Looking toward the holiest weekend of the year, the Lord’s Supper Maundy Thursday Service will be on April 14 at 10:30 a.m. Redeemer invites all LWers to the April 15 Interfaith Good Friday Service from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater. People are also invited to join Redeemer’s Alleluias at its celebratory Easter Sunday services on April 17 at 9:15 a.m. at the outside cross chapel and at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with choral music.
For more information about the services or the work of the church, call (562) 598-8697.
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Paul Kryczko turns 60 April 19
Paul Kryczko of Mutual 3 will turn 60 years old on April 19.
As a published photographer, LWers may find him taking photos of sunbathing seals or colorful cockatiels. To him, photography is such a thrill. Residents have seen his photos in the 2021 and 2022 Leisure World calendars. He says he dislikes birthdays and that may be true, so wish him a good day or offer a nice “howdy-do.”
Easter Golf Cart Parade will take place on April 16
Rollin’ Thunder, Leisure World’s golf cart club, is set to celebrate the return to outside activities with its annual Easter Parade.
The parade will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 2-3 p.m. LWers will be able to watch a long and raucous line of colorfully decorated golf carts following a mile-long route along the residential streets. Line-up and last-minute decorating will take place at 1:30 p.m. The parade will begin and end at Clubhouse 6, with special treats for participants at the end.
Contributions of baked goods will be accepted in Clubhouse 6 at 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the parade and other Rollin’ Thunder Club activities, people can contact club president Tom Davis at (702) 204-5222.
Cart owners should enter the parade with fully charged batteries or a full tank of gas. Masks will not be required at the parade.
GAF will celebrate centenarians with food and gifts on April 20
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) invites those 99 years or older turning 100 this year to sign up to receive a gift from GAF volunteers on Wednesday, April 20, between 11a.m.–noon.
Centenarians’ presence in the community is one of the many things that make Leisure World a great place to live. The GAF would like to acknowledge this special milestone by visiting and providing a lunch for two plus a gift bag. In the gift bag, the celebrated person will receive a Centenarian Certificate issued by the City of Seal Beach, a bouquet of flowers and a $25 gift card from Sprouts, all of which was donated by the City of Seal Beach.
In addition to the gifts donated by the City of Seal Beach, centenarians will receive a $25 Ralphs gift card from the LW Korean Community Church and a $25 gift card to Hof’s Hut from the Korean American Association.
The GAF has worked with centenarians’ family members to gather their life stories to share with neighbors and friends in Leisure World.
Those who know someone who is turning 100 years old or older this year can call GAF president Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
For more information, visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org.
The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, April 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shigemi Yokomi will demonstrate tai chi, and Erika Akiyama will teach the Japanese Festival line dance, Tanko Bushi.
The meeting will feature a potluck luncheon, and members are asked to bring a dish to contribute. Those who are not able to bring a dish will be asked to pay $7 toward the purchase of takeout food. The club’s “phone ladies” will contact only paid members. Anyone can join the club for $10 per year.
To join the potluck or receive more information, call Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102.
American Latino Club
The American Latino Club will meet for lunch on April 14 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 11:30 a.m.
For $8, each person will receive one submarine sandwich with a choice of pepperoni, turkey, corned beef or salami on wheat or white bread, plus Doritos or potato chips with a white macadamia nut or chocolate chip cookie. The club will provide soft drinks for free. The last day to RSVP is April 11. People can pay Carmen Edwards by calling (562) 431-4257.
Hands and Hearts United in Giving
Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women.
To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6, 62A or Mutual 2, 48A. Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families.
Mutual 12 Luncheon
Mutual 12 will hold a luncheon on April 29 in Clubhouse 4 starting at noon. The luncheon will feature a country-western-style box lunch. Tickets may be purchased from residents’ building captains starting April 4 for $8 per resident and $16 per guest/caregiver.
Residents are invited to join their neighbors for a chance to catch up while listening to themes from western movies and TV shows. Winners must be present for drawings and door prizes.
Impaired Vision and Hearing Club
After more than two years, the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will resume its monthly meetings on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Club members are reminded to reserve the handicap bus if they need it.
All Leisure World residents are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity drawing at the close of the meeting.
Club will meet in person in Clubhouse 3, Room 2
The Sunshine Club’s meetings are back in Clubhouse 3 Room 2, at 10 a.m. on Fridays. There will be no more meetings held via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join the meeting; face masks are not mandatory but strongly recommended.
Patty Barnett-Mouton from Alzheimer’s Orange County is the speaker on April 8. The title of her talk is “You Won’t Always Get What You Want!” Barnett-Mouton will talk about people planning ahead for end-of-life care.
Have you talked with your loved ones about your thoughts and wishes for care should you become seriously ill? Do you know what levels of care you would find acceptable?
Barnett-Mouton will lead an interactive program to explore ways LWers can broach this sometimes difficult subject with their loved ones, what paperwork is essential, and how to help family members understand their wishes.
Barnett-Mouton serves as co-chair of the OC Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Coalition and director of the Community Education program for Advance Care Planning at Hoag Hospital Palliative Care, and she has been vice president of outreach and advocacy at Alzheimer’s OC for over 16 years.
For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Senior Peace Club
Next meeting will feature Rabbi Peter Levi
The Senior Peace Club’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, at 2 p.m. The featured speaker will be Rabbi Peter Levi, who serves as regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Orange County/Long Beach office.
Levi is a veteran Jewish community professional. He spent 18 years as a congregational rabbi prior to joining the ADL. He is a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Interfaith Advisory Council and the OC Hate Crime Prevention Network among many other community coalitions. He was recently featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot titled “Three Orange County Residents Who Fight Against the Spread of Hate.”
The ADL was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, the ADL fights antisemitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all.
Levi earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale College, then taught high school before pursuing a Ph.D. in analytic philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Peter is married to artist Ruth Levi and is the proud father of four.
All LW residents and their guests are invited to attend the meeting. Membership is not required. Masks are encouraged.
For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.
LW residents David Harlow (pictured) and Debbie Salling are now offering free “He has Risen” crosses along with their original “God Bless America” crosses to LW residents. Donations, which are used to buy materials, are appreciated but not required. To order a cross, call (562) 843-6963 and leave a message that includes your name and phone number.
by Mary Larson
Thirty-six Orange County Superior Court incumbent judges will be running unopposed for another six-year term in the June Primary. Under the county’s election rules, these 36 judges will be declared the winners and will not appear on the ballot. No incumbent judge has lost in Orange County in at least a quarter of a century.
However, nine other judgeships will be on Leisure World residents’ Primary Election ballots. There are 25 candidates running in these contests, none of whom is an incumbent.
Claudia Alvarez is one of the those candidates, running for election to Office No. 5. Alvarez has been an OC Deputy District Attorney for over 22 years and a public official for the last two decades. She was a member of the Santa Ana City council from 2000-2012. (Santa Ana has a 12-year limit on the terms of City Council members.) Her website is www.alvarez4judge.com.
Most of Alvarez’s career has been devoted to working with youth, both in juvenile courts and in the community.
Alvarez’s candidacy for OC Superior Court Office No. 5 has been endorsed by a number of persons familiar to LW Democrats, including OC Supervisors Katrina Foley and Doug Chaffee, as well as State Senator Tom Umberg, who is also the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary.
The LW Democratic Club’s next membership meeting will be held Wednesday, April 20, via Zoom. Club members and supporters can find login information in the club’s electronic newsletter or by calling (562) 296-8521. Information about the featured speaker, state Assembly candidate Judie Mancuso, can be found online at www.judiemancuso.com.
The LW Democratic Club encourages Leisure World voters who live in Los Alamitos School Board Area 4 to not sign a new recall petition directed against board member Scott Fayette, if and when it is certified for distribution.
The club urges voters not to sign petitions currently being circulated that would place a school voucher initiative on the November ballot. If passed, this initiative would eliminate California’s constitutional prohibition against public funding of religious and other private schools. It would require the state to provide a yearly $14,000 voucher payment per student attending such K-12 schools or being home schooled. The money would be paid directly to families, regardless of need or the level of their income. According to current estimates, these payments would cost California $4.7 billion to $7 billion a year.
LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter for more in-depth political information by calling editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521 or emailing email@example.com. People are asked to include their full name, address, phone number and party affiliation.
The Korean American Music Association will study Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” on Thursday, April 14, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.
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Lavona B. Moore
Lavona B. Moore was born on March 28, 1929, in Concordia, Missouri, to Alvin and Nora (Wehmeier) Bokelman. She died on March 15, while a patient in Memory Care Gardens of Rountree Gardens in Stanton, California. She was a Leisure World resident of Mutual 9 for 34 years.
She was the oldest of five children. Her early years were on a farm in a rural community near Alma, Missouri, where she attended a one-room elementary school and was taught by her grandfather, who was also the pastor of the neighboring Lutheran Church.
When she was high school aged, the family moved into their own home in Concordia. She worked as a waitress while in high school, and after graduation, she was employed by the community bank. At the age of 21, she moved to St. Louis and continued working in a bank. While attending church functions, she met Gilbert Moore, a student at the local Lutheran seminary who was assisting at the church. They were married on June 8, 1952.
In addition to living in Missouri, Lavona lived with her family in Idaho, Washington, Hawaii and California; traveled to all 50 states.
When all her children were in school, she was employed by numerous jobs including bank accountant and office manager, and in her later years, she managed the offices for Solheim Lutheran Home in Eagle Rock and Southland Lutheran Home in Norwalk. She was very active in volunteer services, and in addition to being the pastor’s wife, her most prominent role was her years of service for the hospitality center at Lutheran conventions.
She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; children Mahlon, Dorothy and Lisa (Delbert Nunley); grandsons Aaron, Peter (Ashley) and Geoffrey; and her siblings, Melba, Alice and Norma; plus numerous relatives.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Christine, and brother Raymond.
Lavona often quoted her confirmation verse: “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 KJV).
A graveside burial attended by the family will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Forest Lawn, Cypress; at her request, a memorial moment for everyone will be held on Sunday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. during the regular worship service of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Leisure World.
The family requests no flowers, but you may donate to a charity of your choice, the Alzheimer’s Association or Redeemer Lutheran Church in Leisure World.
Scott Boeger, born April 6, 1946, died on Feb. 28. He was born in Bellwood, Illinois, the son of Gilbert and Marie Boeger.
He is survived by his fiancé, Potsy Frank; daughters Sally (Doug) and Sandy (John); grandsons Donny and Cooper; and great-grandson Jesse.
After moving to California, Scott explored a variety of jobs, including being a meter reader in Laguna Beach, a bus driver and an accountant. He bought King Arthur’s Pub in Westminster and developed a loyal clientele by sponsoring darts, cribbage games and tournaments.
Scott moved to Leisure World in 2003 and was a member of the RV Club and the Cribbage Club. Upon retirement, he devoted his time to his real passion: magic.
Scott was a member of several area magic clubs and won many awards and trophies in magic competitions. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his corny one-liners, and his generosity in teaching and supporting other magicians. His mentoring of many magicians resulted in their going on to win major awards themselves.
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