LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 04-21-22

  April 21, 2022

Boosters shots offered for all in LW

Optum at the Health Care Center will provide a second COVID-19 booster shot to all LW residents who want the added protection starting next week. The shots will be given by appointment only.

On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration cleared a second booster shot of Pfizer and Moderna for adults 50 years and older. 

The HCC began offering the second booster to its eligible Optum-affiliated residents March 31 at appointments on Thursdays and Fridays. 

As of April 25, all eligible LW residents can make appointments to receive the booster, whether or not they are Optum-affiliated. The first available appointment dates open to all residents are April 28 and April 29. Appointments will continue every Thursday and Friday thereafter.

To be eligible, LWers must be 50 years and older and at least four months out from their last booster. 

The HCC expects high resident demand for the shot. To ensure there are enough doses available, walk-ins will not be accommodated. Depending on supply, that may change. Watch the LW Weekly for updates.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster is the best way to protect everyone against COVID-19 and its variants. 

To schedule an appointment for a booster, call (562) 493-9581. People should bring their health plan ID card, a photo ID and their COVID-19 vaccine card.

What You Need to Know

• As with vaccines for other diseases, people are best protected against infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 when they stay up to date with vaccinations.

• COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized and dying—especially those who have received a booster.

• The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone ages 12 years and older receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster after completing their primary vaccination series. Older adults and the immuno-compromised will benefit the most from a second booster.

How to Form a New Club in LW

by Kathy Thayer 

recreation manager

With COVID-19 (hopefully) in the rear-view mirror, GRF clubs are back in full swing with nearly all meeting in person in the clubhouses. The Recreation Department is now reassessing reservations because many clubs did not resume after the COVID-related pause. The club roster has dropped to about 150 organizations from an all-time high of 270.

How to Start a Club

Part of the attrition has to do with policy changes requiring clubs to combine or disband, rather than have duplicates. 

There is now an opportunity for authorized residents to form new clubs as space has now become available.

Residents who have a great idea for a new club can request an application from the Recreation Office. Staff will present it at a Recreation Committee meeting for approval. 

Here are the steps to forming a club:

• Find at least 10 fellow residents who would like to join. There is there no required member-minimum but too low a number reduces approval chances as competition for space can be brisk.

• Residents are welcome to write an article for the LW Weekly to generate interest.

• Residents should make sure a similar club does not exist to preclude duplications. The Recreation Department can provide information on this.

• Residents should pick up a New Club Packet or call the Recreation Department to have one emailed. This will help determine if your idea is viable and walk you through the process.

• A minimum of three people are required to be officers to lead the club.

• Club founders should familiarize themselves with GRF Recreation policies, especially “Membership of Clubs and Facilities Reservations,” (available under the GRF tab on lwsb.com).

• Currently, there is a moratorium on new religious organizations as there are 20 active groups registered.

Northbound on-ramp from SB Boulevard to close next week

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 to start as early as Monday, April 25, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

In other work, crews are nearly finished installing piles for the foundation of the sound wall along southbound I-405, adjacent to North Gate Road. 

Pile installation from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. was expected to conclude this week. 

Construction is being done, in cooperation with Caltrans, to widen and improve the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project involves 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. 

Special Events are Coming

Now that most GRF amenities have fully reopened, the Recreation Department is planning special events, including preparing for the Amphitheater season, and hiring and training staff for the Aquatic Center.

Next on the calendar is the Cinco de Mayo party on May 5 held in Clubhouse 6; time to be announced. 

Tentatively, the plan is to have a joint celebration with a grand opening for the Aquatic Center, pending final approval of the facility. 

All residents are welcome on May 5 for live music, tacos and virgin margaritas, even if the pool opening is moved to another date. Look for updates in the LW Weekly and on LW Live.

The 4th of July Classic Car Show and BBQ will feature the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade and more cars than ever coordinated by the Silver Fox Classic Car Club. There will also be live music for dancing, food trucks and a club craft show, also at Clubhouse 6 and the Administration parking lot. 

People are welcome to invite friends and relatives to celebrate Independence Day in LW.

For further information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com. 

Masks no longer required on OC buses

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) no longer requires face masks to be worn on OC buses, effective immediately. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks are still recommended while riding public transit to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but they are not required.

The action is in accordance with guidance from the CDC, which ended the mask mandate following a federal judge’s ruling in Florida April 18 to void the nationwide mandate.

As a result of that ruling, the Transportation Security Administration also announced it will not enforce mask-related directives.

Since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, OCTA has followed federal guidance to require face masks aboard its buses to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

Electronic signs on all OC buses have read “No Mask – No Ride.” And throughout the pandemic, OCTA has updated its practices as state and federal guidance as directives were updated to help protect public health.

Keeping a strong emphasis on the health and safety of passengers and employees, OCTA also installed hand-sanitizer stations on board every OC bus and made face masks available for passengers who needed them. To date, more than 2 million masks have been distributed throughout Orange County on OC buses.

OCTA will continue monitoring guidance from the CDC and the Federal Transit Administration and adjust as necessary.

AuthorSpeak resumes this summer

The Leisure World Library is excited to announce that its popular AuthorSpeak program will return this summer.  

From June to September, the library will feature one author a month at the adjacent Veterans Plaza from 11 a.m.-noon. 

Authors will give a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing. Refreshments will be served.

Kicking off the season Friday, June 3, will be LW author Dave Silva, who will discuss his nonfiction book “Searching for Utopia.” 

It examines how utopias and dystopias of science fiction can help build a better tomorrow for everyone.

On Friday, July 8, movie producer and director Wolfgang Glattes will review his career in  pictures, as detailed in his book “Memories of La La Land.”

On Friday, Aug. 12, New York Times-bestselling historical romance author Debra Holland will discuss her long-running “Montana Sky” series.

Finally, on Friday, Sept. 9, LWer Michael McGrorty, who residents may know from his popular postings on the social network platform Nextdoor, will share short stories from his book “The Swimmer and Others: Stories of the Second World War.” 

Plumbing-safe liquid wipes available at Copy & Supply

With GRF Service Maintenance reporting a growing incidence of blocked sewer pipes largely due to flushable wipes, Mutual and GRF officials have been seeking a remedy.

They found one in a product called Refresh Liquid Wipes that is now on sale for $6.81, including tax, at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5. The 50 milliliter package provides approximately 100 applications, roughly the equivalent of 50 disposables, which compares favorably to the cost of wipes. Amazon.com currently charges $7.31 for the same product, so savings are available through the Copy & Supply Center.

The toilet paper foam is eco-friendly, good for sensitive skin, and cleanses and soothes using witch hazel and aloe. It is alcohol- and paraben-free and plumbing safe. Refresh can be sprayed on toilet tissue, turning it into a truly flushable wipe. Most wipes labeled “flushable” are not biodegradable and cause major stoppages.  GRF Service Maintenance reports that even though crews routinely pull wipes out of pipes, there are so many that they are clogging lines, which can require expensive repairs.

In addition to using Refresh, residents are asked to help keep sewer lines clear of non-flushable or grindable items (in garbage disposals) to ensure a stoppage-free sewer system. 


• Residents must not dispose of non-flushable items in toilets.  These materials do not disintegrate in water and stop up sewer lines.

• Do not flush (even when marked flushable) cleaning or baby wipes, paper towels, cloth towels, any type of rags, feminine hygiene products, facial tissues and diapers. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. 

Garbage Disposal

Do not grind any of the following items as they also create sewer stoppages: bones, carrot and potato peelings, celery and rhubarb stalks, coffee grounds, eggshells, corn cob husks, onion skins, pea pods, grease, pills, rice, or any other fibrous materials.

Mature Driver course offered

A Mature Driver Improvement course will be offered Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m. with multiple breaks in between.

The class will provide instruction specifically tailored to older drivers on defensive driving and California motor vehicle laws. The course will cover how medication, fatigue, alcohol, and visual or auditory impairment can impact safe driving ability. People who complete the one-day course will be given a DMV certificate that may qualify them for reduced motor vehicle insurance premiums.

To sign up, visit the Leisure World Library. For more information, call the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.

GRF Used Vehicle Sale

Leisure World shareholder/members can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturdays of the month. The next car lot is set for April 23. Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals, as well as be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle. 

Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

Joint Forces Training Base

Operational requirements have necessitated Joint Forces Training Base leadership (JFTB) to reschedule the upcoming public installation tour to Thursday, May 26. Participants already confirmed for the original May19 tour date have the opportunity to move their registration to Aug. 18 or Nov. 17 if unable to attend on the rescheduled date. The fully guided bus tour includes an introduction and historical overview of the installation, highlighting its state and federal missions. Featured stops include the 40th Infantry Division Headquarters/Museum, Los Alamitos Army Airfield, including an up-close look at a Cal Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, and JFTB’s engagement skills trainer (subject to availability). 

Space is available for all remaining dates. To register, send an email to richard.w.lalor2.nfg@army.mil. Emails must include full name, address (including zip code), phone number, email address and California driver’s license number for each participant.

COVID-19 Tests Available

Every household in the U.S. is now eligible to receive a second set of four free COVID-19 test kits. Go to www.covidtests.gov and click “Order Free At-Home Tests” in the blue field.

It’s simple and fast, and tests are promptly delivered. 

People who need help placing an order can call  1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Fax Service

Fax service has returned to the LW Library, which is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. It costs $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page, internationally; and 50 cents per page, to receive. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures. For more information,  (562) 598-2431.

NOCE Summer Registration

The summer semester of North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) classes taught in Leisure World  begins the week of June 7 and ends on Aug. 6. Instructors are giving students currently enrolled in spring semester classes the opportunity to register for those classes. For more information or help enrolling, current students can see their instructors.

New and returning students, as well as those currently enrolled but who want to add a new class, will be able to visit the LW Library beginning Tuesday, May 3, to register.

Residents must have a student ID number, also known as a Banner ID, to register for classes. Those who have already applied to become a student with NOCE but do not know their Banner ID should call NOCE Star Help at (714) 808-4679 for assistance.

Those who are new to NOCE will need to visit tinyurl.com/4e7x2uap to start the application process, which takes about 20 minutes. 

Upon completion, students will receive an email with a Banner ID from NOCE within one to two business days. If it is not received within two days, call NOCE Star Help at (714) 808-4679 for assistance retrieving the number. 

Once Banner IDs are received, people will be ready to sign up for classes on Tuesday, May 3, at the library.

The following classes will be offered this summer: ceramics, Senior Topics: Technology, Staying Mentally Sharp, painting, needlecrafts, health and wellness, Tone Chime Choir, and Senior Chorus. For a more detailed listing, including times, dates and locations, visit the library to pick up a schedule.

For more information, visit the library or call (562) 598-2431 Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

405 Freeway Update

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:

SB I-405 Goldenwest Street On-Ramp and 

Bolsa Avenue Off-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 closed March 12 and 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.

SB I-405 Loop On-Ramp from Brookhurst Street To Open

Crews closed the southbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Brookhurst Street on March 14 to accommodate the freeway widening. 

The ramp is anticipated to reopen after approximately one more week.  

NB I-405 On-Ramp from Fairview Road and SB I-405 

Off-Ramp to Fairview Road Closed   

Crews closed the northbound I-405 on-ramp from Fairview and the southbound I-405 off-ramp to Fairview to accommodate the freeway widening.

The ramps closed April 11 and are anticipated to reopen in approximately one month. 

Also, the southbound Fairview Road bridge will be reduced to one lane between the freeway ramps for approximately one week in early May. 

 Almond Avenue Sound Wall

Crews are constructing the sound walls along northbound I-405 adjacent to Almond Avenue. 

The block portion of the wall is anticipated to start construction in spring 2022. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activities may occur from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. as needed.

WB SR-22 On-Ramp from Old Ranch Parkway Closure 

Crews closed the Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to westbound SR-22 on April 13, 2021. The ramp is anticipated to reopen in spring 2022. 

Snow Pack Facts

Last week, spring storms blanketed the Sierra Nevada with much needed snow and rain. The storms are expected to provide some relief, but the amount of precipitation is merely a drop in the bucket during the mostly dry first three months of 2022.

Prior to that storm, the Department of Water Resources estimated the state’s snowpack was 38 percent of average, marking the lowest figure for the state’s snow levels since 2015.

Snowpack is important to area water supplies. That’s because snowmelt is an important water source that keeps streams flowing in the warmer months. It also replenishes reservoirs. One-third of the water used by California cities and farmland comes from melted snowpack.

Snowpack Facts:

• Regions that receive a great deal of their precipitation in the form of snow face a number of challenges when snow droughts occur. 

The impacts of snow drought are often widespread, affecting ecosystems, reservoir levels and operations, water resource management, tourism, and winter recreation.

• In spring and summer months, snow drought reduces the amount of snowpack that can be released as snowmelt. 

This, in turn, reduces streamflow and soil moisture, which can have impacts on water storage, irrigation, fisheries, vegetation, municipal water supplies and wildfires. 

In the winter months, warmer weather can cause precipitation in mountain areas to fall as rain instead of snow. 

When that happens, rain can present challenges for water management and flood mitigation strategies, particularly when dealing with extreme events.

• In snow drought conditions, ecosystems receive less water from snowpack, which can be disruptive or harmful to wildlife.

• Snowpack is also an important source of water and snow for local economies and industries that rely on snow and water to generate revenue from outdoor activities such as skiing, rafting and fishing.

—from State Water Control Board

CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. Food distribution is today, April 21. Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Send in Your Best Shot

The LW Weekly will produce a 2023 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in late 2022.

This year, photos will be accepted all year long, so people can take compelling shots of local landscapes and immediately submit them for possible inclusion in the calendar. 

That will save the time of swiping through hundreds of pictures at year’s end to find that perfect shot.

Editors are looking for scenic vistas of Leisure World and Seal Beach. 

Photos of people are not eligible. 

Holiday or seasonal shots are welcome, especially images that capture the spirit of October, November and December. 

Editors are also looking for original views of iconic LW spaces and fresh ways of seeing familiar spaces, such as the globe and Veterans Plaza for example.

A team of editors selects the photos featured in the calendars, so it’s possible that multiple shots by the same person are chosen (photographers’ names are not included in the decision-making process). 

Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format. 

Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual” or “original” size format. 

Email entries to stephenb_news@lwsb.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. For information on technical requirements, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 392.

The free calendar will be delivered to every LW home  in late December.

SBPD Volunteer Program

The Seal Beach Police Department will host a Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) Academy.

Are you retired and would like to spend some time giving back to your community?

Do you have a few hours a week to help the Seal Beach Police Department?

The Seal Beach Police Department will host its  VIPS Academy starting Thursday, May 5, and concluding on Thursday, June 9. Academy classes will be from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursdays at the Seal Beach Police Department, 911 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. Every session is mandatory to complete the course.

Academy Schedule

• May 5

• May 12 

• May 19 

• May 26 

• (Skip the week of June 2)

• June 9

VIPS participate in various functions at the police department including volunteer patrols, records, property, fleet services, special events and more. 

Volunteers are an important part of the department and have been serving with distinction since 1997.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this volunteer program can go to the Seal Beach Police Department website at https://sealbeachpd.com/vips/. 

People can also obtain an application and more information  by calling (562) 799-4100, ext. 1128, or stopping by the station at  911 Seal Beach Blvd. 

An application can also be obtained by emailing Captain Michael Henderson at mhenderson@sealbeachca.gov. 

—from the Seal Beach Police Department

CSULB Earth Day

Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., will celebrate Earth Day with the 11th Annual Green Generation Showcase today, April 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. 

RSVPs are required.

The free afternoon event will feature dozens of student-led sustainability-focused projects along with representatives from over 30 campus and local community organizations including Long Beach Recycles, Long Beach Beekeepers, Algalita Marine Institute and the Bolsa Chica Conservatory.

 Free parking is available in parking lot G4. 

 RSVP at https://www.csulb.edu/sustainability and click “register” by the Annual Green Generation Showcase icon.

SB Rec Classes

The Seal Beach Recreation and Community Services Department summer registration for camps, classes and swim lessons opens on Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m. The department offers a variety of classes, sports, dance, art and special interest. Take a dip in the pool during free Summer Recreation Swim. There are activities all summer long to keep everyone busy. The Summer Shoreline is available to view online at www.sealbeachca.gov. Registration is online at register.sealbeachca.gov or in person at Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St. 

For more information,  contact the Seal Beach Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1307. 

‘Grease’ Senior Prom

Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center will host a “Grease” Senior Prom featuring a live band, dinner, dancing and door prizes at the Los Alamitos Community Center on Saturday, May 7. The dance, sponsored by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services, will be held from 3-6 p.m. People ages 50-plus are invited.

Tickets, which are $6 pre-sale; $8 at the door; $10 for people under 50, can be purchased at www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation or in person at the Los Alamitos Community Center, 10911 Oak St., Los Alamitos. For more information, call (562) 430-1073.

Perspectives, pg 4

Celebrating Centenarians

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 celebrated these milestones. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories. 

by Raymond Tung Chun

special to the LW Weekly

Chun-Yuen Wu Tung was born on Feb. 20, 1920, the oldest child of a farming family in the rural town of Suchen, Jiansu Provence, China. She was later joined by five brothers and a sister. 

She must have shown great potential at local elementary schools because her parents decided to send her away from home to the then-capital city to continue her education at the prestigious Nanjing Girls High School. She went on to the National Wuhan University to major in mechanical engineering. Very few women sought a career in engineering those days. Not surprisingly, she was the only female student in her large class. 

During her college days, the war with Japan broke out, and most major Chinese universities held classes on temporary campuses away from the war zone. Therefore, the majority of her college days were spent not in Wu-han but rather in Chunqing, where occasionally all residents had to take shelter from air raids. 

The war ended just as she graduated from college. She worked several jobs, including as a teaching assistant with National Chiao Tung University, before settling down as a graphic engineer with the government-owned China Petroleum Corp (CPC). 

She met her future husband, Shih-Fun (Sam) Tung, a co-worker in the same office who was on temporary assignment there before being sent to the U.S. for a long technical-training stay. They communicated by mail while Sam was in the U.S. 

They got married upon his return and were assigned by CPC to its research facilities in Taiwan. While there, Communist China took over the mainland. They were spared the horror of war, as the Nationalist Chinese government retreated to the island of Taiwan.

Chun-Yuen gave birth to two sons. After the second child, she quit her engineering job and settled full-time into raising children and supporting Sam. 

He had a series of promotions and was put in charge of the Kaohsiung Oil Refinery (KOR) for over 10 years. After giving up  her own career, Chun-yuen became a housewife. She, like other housewives of the time, was actually a jack of all trades. Chun-yuen excelled at cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, gardening and other house chores. And she still found time pursue her artistic interests. 

She studied Chinese painting with two famous artists in Taiwan and kept her own study up for a long time. Eventually, she got so good that she held a personal exhibit of her own paintings at a major art house in Taipei. 

Days in Kaohsiung were very leisurely, as families of all KOR employees lived in several gated communities. Everybody knew everybody else. There was no need to lock one’s door. Chun-Yuen learned to play golf and bowling in facilities provided on the compound, free of charge. She became the president of the women’s club on the compound and initiated projects to help KOR residents cope with their daily affairs. She also became a member of Zonta International club, which was dedicated to women’s rights and equity. She was elected president of the local chapter and, during her tenure, led delegations to attend several annual global conventions of Zonta International.

Chun-Yuen and Sam moved to Taipei when Sam took a new job first as the CEO and then as the chairman of a large petrochemical company. Sam eventually became the chairman of a large holding company in Taiwan. His last several jobs required him to take many trips overseas for business, and there were also plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and touring. Chun-Yuen often went along on these trips, and together they’ve been to nearly every corner of the world. 

Sam retired in 1997. Shortly afterward, he and Chun-yuen immigrated to the U.S. to join their sons, who by then had both earned Ph.D.s in science and engineering. 

They wanted to move close to their elder son’s family in Los Angeles and decided on  Leisure World at the urging of their in-laws, who had already lived there for a number of years. 

After coming to LW, Chun-yuen and Sam maintained a very active lifestyle. 

They joined the Chinese Culture Club, a dance club and a Bible study club. They were regulars at the clubs’ weekly and monthly events, which include playing mahjong games, seminars/lectures, potluck dinners and dancing. 

Chun-Yuen applied for and was given a small lot in LW’s Mini Farm, which she tended  for a number of years. She had fun growing vegetables and flowers, which she also grew  around their home. 

She volunteered to teach a weekly Chinese painting class in Clubhouse 3 for a number of years. Students of that class had an opportunity to proudly show their paintings in a successful and memorable exhibit held a few years ago. Some of Chun-Yuen’s work are on display at the hallways of Clubhouse 4.  

Sam passed away in 2014 at the age of 96. Chun-Yuen managed to live by herself until she was 100, when, at the insistence of her sons, she got a housemate to care for her. 

Chun-Yuen has a very good memory. She can still recite long Chinese poems she learned from childhood. Her favorite game show on the Internet features contestants competing to see who can accurately recite the most Chinese poems and answer questions about them. 

She is in very good health and spirits. 

There is no secret to her longevity. She is interested in many things, never gets angry over anything and is always content with what she has. 

She never smoked, doesn’t drink and has very regular routines that include healthy meals and light exercise. Her son videocalls her three times a day, during meals. 

Every day, Chun-Yuen fills a full calligraphy page with Chinese characters, neatly written with a Chinese paint brush. She is happy, and everybody is happy for her.

Happy birthday to Chun-Yuen.

Letters to the Editor


I want to express my deep appreciation to two security officers who work the North Gate and make me smile every time I see them: James Ament and Elizabeth Quesada.

Their quirky smiles, salutes and waves make me laugh every time I see them, which is more remarkable when you consider that I’ve usually just gotten off the freeway. 

Thank you, Jim and Elizabeth! I’m glad LW residents are being hired for security.

Caryl Ann Hathaway

Mutual 6


I take exception to a letter in the April 7 LW Weekly that said “One (party) wants to change our constitution, and one wants it to stay the way it was signed.”

If it were to stay the way it was signed, there would be no Bill of Rights, slavery would not have been abolished, and women would never been given the vote.  The Founding Fathers realized the Constitution might not be perfect and provided for ways to amend it as times changed.

The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof.” Courts have generally ruled the Establishment Clause to mean people can believe anything they want, but they cannot force their religious beliefs on others or place religious symbols on government land.

The writer further stated that one party is for abortion and the other is not. According to the Pew Research Foundation, that’s far from such a black-and-white picture. Fifty-nine percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal, and Democrats favor a woman’s right to choose by 45 percent more than Republicans.

With those rights under attack in the Supreme Court and many state legislatures, we are seeing politicians attempting to impose their religious beliefs on other Americans.

I believe in separation of church and state and that every child deserves to be a wanted child.

Dave Silva

Mutual 12


I have a suggestion for the former Mini Farm space. Why not install a second swimming pool? 

One pool is not enough for 10,000 people! 

I think there is plenty of space for a pool and some additional parking.

It does not need to have all the bells and whistles of the existing pool. It could be another place to cool off in the summer or exercise at any time.

I hope the GRF Board of Directors will seriously consider this.

Caryl Harris

Mutual 1 


The Recreation Department is responsible for the operation of the marquee that is located on the corner of St. Andrews and Golden Rain Road.  It was gifted to the residents many years ago by Superwire.

On Aug. 1, 2019, the GRF Board of Directors changed the policy (to limit its use to) the GRF Board, GRF Committee meetings, Mutual meetings, Amphitheater performances, GRF special events and emergency notices. 

Advertising for outside food providers is also allowed on our marquee.

LW clubs have lost the privilege, one that they enjoyed for years, to promote their  interesting and fun activities within the community.  

I don’t believe that advertising GRF Board and Mutual meetings on the marquee has increased the attendance at these meetings. However, returning use of the marquee to the clubs will be a great booster and reminder to attend to club activities. 

Visitors and potential buyers will also notice what is happening in LW as they drive past.  

You can appeal to your GRF director to alllow LW club activities to be featured on the marquee.

Margie Thompson

Mutual 11


The Peace Club appreciated Republican Brian Harmon’s acknowledgment of our work in support of the people of Ukraine (LW Weekly, April 14). At the fund-raising concert  organized by Grace Kim, a great friend of Leisure World, and the Korean American Music group, we were joined by many people of different political persuasions, all united against the Russian aggression against a sovereign nation. 

It was important to our group and many, many other residents of Leisure World to participate and support this worthy cause. For a brief afternoon, we found common ground and were united.  In these times of division, it was a rare experience but one I hope we can build on in the future, as we yearn for peace and civility.

Pat Kruger, president

LWSB Senior Peace Club

Remember When

The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, is dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World, which is celebrating 60 years this year. Historical Society President Margaret Gillon has chronicled highlights in this weekly column. People are welcome to visit, volunteer for or donate memorabilia to the Historical Society, which is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, log on to LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org.

•April 21, 1966—It was a standing-room-only crowd at Clubhouse 2 when Republican gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan spoke to Leisure Worlders. 

Movie star Ben Cooper officiated.

•April  22, 1987—About  200 LW residents took park in research projects designed to test the learning and memory abilities of the elderly at California State University. The research project was under the supervision of Dr. Joellen Hartley, professor of psychology.

• April 23, 1970—A new steel shed in the Service Maintenance Area was designed to store steel containers that received waste materials. It was equipped with a system to help eliminate dust emissions into the atmosphere.

•April 24, 1980—A committee was appointed to make recommendations regarding the merits of Mutual consolidation. The major consideration was financial savings especially in light of high inflation that was a serious problem in 1980.

• April 26,1990—Work was scheduled to begin on remodeling the old administration building. The interior was to be redesigned for use by the Leisure World Health Care Center. The Health Care Center paid for the remodel. Today it’s the home of Building 5.

• April 27, 1967— Seal Beach City Council considered plans to build a new 1,400-square-foot resales and reception center near the Main Gate. 

GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Announcements

4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Shareholder/Member Comments 

6) Consent Calendar

a) Committee/Board meetings for the Month of March 

i) Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Meeting, March 2

ii) Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee Meeting, March 3

iii) Minutes of the Recreation Committee Meeting, March 7

iv) Minutes of the Communication/IT Committee Meeting, March 10

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, March 22

c) GRF Board Report, dated April 26

d) Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements for the Month of March

7) Ad Hoc Reports

a) Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

c) Website Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

d) Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

8) New Business

a) General

i) Approval of 2022 PayGrade

ii) Soil Sample and Topographic Survey

b) Finance Committee

i) Approval of the Distribution  of Excess Income

c) GRF Administration Committee

i) Approval—Appoint 2022 Inspector of Election

ii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct

iii) Amend Policy 30-5024-1, Committee Structure

d) Mutual Administration Committee

i) Amend Policy 50-1672-4, Property & Liability Insurance Information 

e) Physical Property Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request—Clubhouse 2 Renovation

ii) Capital Funding Request—Storm Drains Screens Project Resurrection

f) Recreation Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request—Clubhouse 1—Picnic Tables

ii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt Policy 70-1487-1B, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Rules and Regulations

iii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend Policy 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Schedule of Fees and Monetary Fines

iv) Amend Policy 70-1487.2-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Vehicle Maintenance, Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

v) Amend Policy 40-1487-6, RV Lot Lease Agreement

g) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i) Capital Funding Request—GRF Eectric Vehicle

9) Board Member Comments

10) Next Meeting

 May 24, Clubhouse 4/Virtual

11) Adjournment

Participate in the Voting Process

The 2022 annual meeting season begins May 17. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 Mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation host their annual meetings. The annual meeting and election season begins in January and concludes at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important.

Election Specialist Ripa Barua answers some frequently asked questions.

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 whereas business is conducted at board meetings.

Who can attend annual meetings?

Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their Mutual’s annual meeting (see the schedule). All GRF members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

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

The ballot counting for each Mutual’s election will be conducted at its annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. 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 your Mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your 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? 

No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.

Has my ballot been mailed?

Check the election schedule (below) to see when the mutual ballots were mailed. The GRF ballots will be mailed May 5.

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 your 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. A replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to request a replacement ballot.

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

Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community.Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the 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 topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. Ask your friends and neighbors for their opinion. If you decide you still do not want to cast your votes for any of the Mutual candidates, you 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 you 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, your participation  in  the  voting  process,  i.e., 

your properly cast ballot, counts as your attendance. A quorum of at least one-third for some Mutuals, 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 Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm your ballot was received.

Where do I mail the ballot?

The yellow and blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. mailbox as soon as possible. Your ballot must be received before noon on the business day BEFORE the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. Don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.

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

Contact Rosie Estrada, Stock Transfer Assistant Manager, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, Election Specialist, at ripab@lwsb.com for assistance.

GRF Meetings Disclosure

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

For the ballot to be counted, the inspectors of election must receive it on or before noon on June 3. You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on June 7. The polls will close at 10 a.m. to begin the counting process.

Observing the GRF Ballot Counting

The ballot counting will be conducted at the GRF Board of Directors meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.

Attending the GRF Annual Meeting

All newly elected directors will be installed at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

List of Candidates for 2022-2023 GRF Board of Directors

Mutual 02

02-064J Susan H. Jacquelin 

02-011E Valerie Kornahrens

02-065J Teri Nugent 

02-059D Paula Snowden—incumbent. 

Mutual 04

04-043L Marsha Gerber—incumbent. 

Mutual 06

06-062A Susan Hopewell—incumbent. 

Mutual 08 

08-204E Camille K. Thompson 

Mutual 10 

10-244L Carol A. Levine—incumbent. 

Mutual 12 

12-068J Carole S. Damoci—incumbent. 

Mutual 14 

14-049A Lee Melody—incumbent. 

Family Radio Service Users

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

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

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

Community Guide White Pages

Resident names and phone numbers are not automatically placed in the LW Community Guide’s White Pages. To be included, shareholders may submit their information to LW Weekly by filling out the form on page 55 in the 2021 edition of the Community Guide and returning it to the LW Weekly office or by emailing pattym@lwsb.com. 

Those whose information has changed since the 2021 edition of the White Pages may also submit new information via email.

Resident names are deleted from the White Pages by request or after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW may be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to LW Weekly.

Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly via email at pattym@lwsb.com.

Comments/Questions at Meetings

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

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

SB Police League

The Seal Beach Police Department has announced a partnership with the newly formed Seal Beach Police League, a nonprofit, charitable organization to benefit the Seal Beach Police Department.

The mission of the Seal Beach Police League is to raise the funds necessary to support the livelihood, morale and well-being of the City of Seal Beach’s police officers, professional staff and, of course, its facility dog Yosa and police K9 Saurus.

The Seal Beach Police League recognizes that the Seal Beach Police Department may have needs that are beyond the city’s budget capabilities or requirements for job performance.

Support from the Seal Beach Police League will focus on the following three areas: internal staff development, including morale, employee wellness and training; law enforcement mechanisms, including technology, equipment and research; and police canines, which are entirely grant-funded in Seal Beach. 

For more information on how the Seal Beach Police League supports the Seal Beach Police Department and community of Seal Beach, visit www.sealbeachpoliceleague.com or contact info@sealbeachpoliceleague.com.

Street Sweeping

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

News Deadlines

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.

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The LW Weekly recommends verifying meeting information with each club before heading out, as information may have changed.

More information may be available on the LW website at www.lwsb.com.


Art League, CH 4, Art Rm., Wed., 9 a.m.-noon; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Thurs., 1-4 p.m. (562) 430-7978

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WA Train, CH 3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m. 


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

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4-5 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 5-10 p.m.

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

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

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 3-5 p.m.

Hello Line Dance, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 1-3 p.m.

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

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Suede Sole Dancers, CH 6, Sec. C, Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Thurs., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


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

Cabaret Entertainers, schedule to be determined

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

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

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, CH 4, 3rd Thurs, 5:30-10 p.m.

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


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

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

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

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

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Fri., 12:30-4 p.m.


California Retired Teachers, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Fri., 10 a.m.-noon

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

Impaired Vision & Hearing, regular meeting, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1-4 p.m. (except July, Aug., Nov.); board meeting, CH 3, Rm. 4, 2nd Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; support group, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Fri., 10-11:30 a.m. 562-431-4026 

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

Movement for Health Medical Qi Gong, CH 3, Lobby, Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. 562-596-0450

Qi Gong Club, CH 3, Rm. 1 or 2, Tues., 9-11 a.m.


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

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

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 12:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. (714) 747-2146

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st, 3rd Tues., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., noon-4 p.m. 

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

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

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

Mini Farmers, scheduled as needed

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

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

Shodo Kai Poetry Club, schedule to be determined

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Stamp and Collectibles Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 1:30-3 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug.)

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

Video Producers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 


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

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

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

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

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

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

Korean American Classical Music, CH 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Korean American Guitar Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., 1-4 p.m.; Wed., noon-2:30 p.m.

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

LW Opera Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Mon., Tues., 1-4 p.m.

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

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


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

Britannia Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; 4th Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Nikkei Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed 

Yiddish Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Thurs., 7-10 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Democratic Club, CH 2, 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 2-6 p.m.


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

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

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

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, CH 3, Rm. 4, 1st Fri., 4-8 p.m.

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

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 1-5 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 9, Tues. (except 2nd Tues.), noon-5 p.m. 

Congregation Sholom, CH 3, Rm. 9, Fri., Sat., 6-10 p.m.

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

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Early Risers, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., Thurs., 6-7 a.m.

Fitness Fusion, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

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

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

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

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

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., 8-10:30 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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

Drone Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 1-4 p.m.

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

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

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

Y Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 2nd Wed., 8-10 a.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 7-9 a.m.


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

Friendly Couples Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

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

RV Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.)

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

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., noon-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Wed., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon

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

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

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

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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

Wine Lovers Club, CH 4, 1st Mon., 5-10 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (games), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st, 3rd Tues., 2-5:30 p.m

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

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 6-8 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May 30; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. until May 28

Shuffleboard Club, scheduled as needed

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed


Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or via email to: pattym@lwsb.com

For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 387. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

LW club information is provided by the clubs’ representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs before heading out. 

Health & Fitness

Patty Jo Schmidtz stopped by the HCC’s ice cream social on April 13 dressed as the Easter Bunny. Schmidtz was welcomed by Grecia Nunez (l), HCC senior ambassador, and Pilar Looney, a representative of Eureka Insurance Solutions.

When grieving, there’s power in support

by CJ Blomquist

Optum Health Care

It’s a powerful emotion, and one we don’t like to talk about, but grief is something we all experience in one way or another. And if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that we can grieve for very unexpected things, such as an active social life, holidays with the family, or loved ones who have passed away.

“Grief can be a very uncomfortable emotion for people,” said Shiori Lange, a licensed clinical social worker at the Optum Health Care Center. “Too often, grief is a lonely process. When we grieve, we feel like we are doing it alone. But a lot of people are going through similar feelings. Things that we think may be odd might be entirely normal. But since we don’t talk about it with others, we don’t know any better.”

In an effort to help people in the community deal with different forms of grief, HCC senior ambassador Grecia Nunez is working with Pathways to start a support group that will ensure a safe and respectful space for everyone. Pathways is an organization that helps people discover coping tools to address difficult issues. The group, which is scheduled to begin in May, will last for seven weeks, and participants are asked to attend each week.

“The goal of the group isn’t to help you overcome grief, but to express it in healthy ways,” Lange said. “Grief is entirely natural, but it can be tricky to process it. Having some tools to help you can make a big difference. Having others to support you can really help, too.”

Lange and Pathways will be screening applicants to keep the group limited in size, which will contribute to each person feeling they are participating in a safe, comfortable environment. 

For those who don’t feel comfortable participating in a group setting, it’s recommended they talk to a doctor about grieving.

“With everything we have gone through the last few years, having these tools and support from our friends is vital,” Lange said. “It takes a lot of strength to know when you need help.”

For more information, contact Pathways at (562) 531-3031.

Peggy Beste (l-r) takes over the duties of president of the Zumba Dance Club from Mary Romero, while Vice President Myrrha Villanueva and Secretary/Treasurer Shannon Brennan will continue for another year. Everyone is invited to join the dance party and make exercising fun on Wednesdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at Veterans Plaza at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, April 21: Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, oven-browned potatoes and Oriental vegetables; mixed melons; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus Asian coleslaw.

Friday, April 22: Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, plus a biscuit; fresh orange; entrée Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, April 25: Oven-baked chicken breast with lemon-pepper sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and seasoned cauliflower; peaches; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, April 26: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and red bell peppers, baked beans, and lemon-pepper broccoli; pudding; Chinese chicken salad, with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, April 27: Beef goulash, whole-grain dinner roll and zucchini medley; fresh tangerine; ham-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

Medical Qigong 

The Medical Qigong Club will not hold its regular meeting on April 23, and on April 30, the club will host a workshop on the Healing Power of Nature from 1-5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Medical qigong practitioner Dave Heilig will explore the benefits of nature in the self-healing process and explain what is beneficial and why, as well as ways people can enhance their experiences.

In addition to being a medical qigong practitioner, Heilig is an instructor of classical Chinese medicine and spiritual well-being. He was certified as a traditional Chinese medicine nutritionist by the College of Tao and Integral Health at the Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, where he studied traditional Chinese medicine and medical qigong. He offers workshops and therapy at his clinics in California, Florida and Montana.

The event costs $25 per person and includes snacks and a hands-on project; checks or cash only accepted. To register, text Barefoot Dharma Wellness Institute at (562) 331-4009 or contact Kathy Moran at (805) 588-5141.

Free Yoga Class

Optum is teaming up with the LW Yoga Club on Tuesday, April 26, to provide a complimentary class to LWers from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. Anyone interested in breaking away from the stresses of the day is invited to bring a mat and join the class, taught by Travis Otts-Conn. Reservations are required via tottconn@gmail.com. Contact Connie Adkins at (562) 506-5063 for more information.


The April 8 Wa-Rite meeting was about starting over, with members listing reasons, intents and goals. Goals are the road maps that guide and show a person what is possible for their life of health. 

The group recognized those members who had lost weight since the last meeting. In first place was Annette Canale, who lost 7.4 pounds. Pat Miller was in second place with a 6.8-pound loss, and Judy Chambers, down 5.2 pounds, was in third. They were awarded with not having to pay dues.

Wa-Rite meets every Friday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins end at 8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. New members are always welcome.

—Carol Chambers

Blood Drive

The Red Cross quarterly drive is tomorrow, April 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Health Care Center Conference Room. To schedule a required appointment, call 1 (800) 733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “leisure.”

Arts & Leisure

Art League

Cheryl Keller won Best of Show honors at the LW Art League’s monthly competition on April 12. She received a gift donated by a Starbucks store on Seal Beach Boulevard. Keller also won the popular vote. 

Winners in the Masters division were: Vicky Mayhew, first place; Su Kim, second; and JoAnn Rossi, third.

In the 3D/Digital/Mixed Media division, winners were: Linda Frysinger, first place; Allyn Constant, second; and Alice Sioson, third.

The club also welcomed two new members this month: Su Kim and Janice K. Lyon.

—Larry Sioson

Bingo Sunday

American Legion Post 327 will host bingo on Sunday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 1 p.m. Friends and family are welcome. Buy-in for 10 games is $5; other games are available for 50 cents and $1. 

Refreshments will be sold by the Auxiliary. All the money raised is used to help Veterans in LW and the surrounding area. 

Masks are no longer required, but they are highly recommended. Anyone with questions should call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872.

Creative Writers Club

The Creative Writers Club will meet on Friday, April 22, at 1:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Yearly dues of $15 will be collected at that time. For more information, call (714) 747-2146.

Join the Entertainers Club as its members celebrate “Livin’ the Good Life,” sharing the joy of living in LW. Upbeat songs from the Gershwins to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Carole King will be sung by club members Maxine Chavez, Eric and Sandy Nelson, Michelle Potter, and Don and Beverly Sunday on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages.

Garden Club

Tickets to the Garden Club’s annual June Luncheon are now available for purchase for $30 per person. With the theme “Buckets of Love,” the event will feature a meal provided by Country Garden Catering of chicken, veggies, salad and dessert on June 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

The club recognizes that the cost of the meal has increased significantly, so it is paying an additional $3 per person. Tickets will be available in the Clubhouse 2 lobby before the meeting on May 16 at 1:30 p.m. or by calling Nancy Goldstein at (562) 896-8604.

Members recommend all LWers take time to “stop and smell the roses” by visiting the rose garden in front of the LW Library. The Garden Club is very proud of that garden, which it established and donated to the community.

Tournament Poker

Kirk Broomberg won the final table on April 9, beating Donna Hernandez with aces and a 10. This was Broomberg’s first day as a member of the Poker Tournament Club. He has lived in LW for seven years and his hobby is working out. 

Coming in third place was Lem Hall, and Nancy Jordan finished in fourth. Hall also won both high hands. Debbie Barner won the promo hand.

The Tournament Poker Club plays Texas Hold ’Em the first three Saturdays of every month in Clubhouse 6. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; players must be seated by noon, as there are no late entries permitted. Games cost $5 to play, and annual membership is $10. 

—Judy Jasmin

Community Karaoke

Nina Todorov faithfully attends karaoke practice sessions on Mondays, so it was no wonder she was able to confidently entertain the April 13 karaoke crowd with Doris Day’s 1964 hit “Que Sera Sera.”

In celebration of the Easter season, the group feasted on croissant sandwiches while watching 30 performers. With his deep voice, Vitaly Telishevsky did a fine “Go Down Moses,” and Fara Quirim did a pleasing “Love Changes Everything.” Karen Morris kept the beat with “All My Loving.” Shannon Harrison and Essie Hicks had fun duetting to “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Erika Greenwood likes singing Patsy Cline’s “Crazy Arms,” while “On the Road Again” is popular with David Noble. Among the evening’s fine entertainers were Anna Le, Ric Dizon, Barbie May, Pete Tupas and Sherlene Wallis.

Everyone is invited to enjoy quality karaoke singing every Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Many folks come just to enjoy the music, applaud the singers and meet new friends. 

Those looking to try out new songs or fine-tune old favorites are encouraged to attend practice sessions on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.

—Margie Thompson

Chess Club

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

The first move in solving this week’s puzzle is Qg7.

The White queen moves from e4 to g7, then Black king to g7, followed by White rook to g4 and Black king to h8. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Doo wop club gets in the groove for May performance

The Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club has been rehearsing for a groovy performance on May 21 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. LWers can expect to hum along to their favorites from the ’60s such as “What a Day for a Daydream,” “Knock Three Times,” “Big Yellow Taxi” and more.

Taking the stage that evening will be Rick Riley, Ellen Brannigan, Tosca Lies, Susan Kelleghan, Ric Dizon, Jackie Hildebrant, Erika Greenwood, Carmen Edwards, Tillie Stiehr, Ben Berg, Claudio Gonzalez, Josie Del Pino, Irene Chapnick, Frank and Martha Destra, Lu DeSantis, Galit Levy-Slater, Vinny Correnti, and Sally Glausser.

The show is free, but donations to the club will be accepted. People can make contributions before the show by contacting Martha Destra at (562) 225-0037. The club also encourages people to join its Facebook group page for more information.

Carefree Highway, featuring Mike Simpson of Mutual 6 and Jim Nau, will perform a free concert on the large greenbelt in front of Mutual 6, 140-F, on May 7 from 3-5 p.m. The band plays easy-listening hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. LW residents and their guests should bring chairs and their own refreshments.

Weekend Dance

Abilene to perform Saturday 

LW’s No. 1 country rock band Abilene hosts its regular boot-scootin’ dance on Saturday, April 23, in Clubhouse 2, starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30, but reserving tables is prohibited.

The band has been going strong for longer than 15 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer.  Guitarist Rod Anderson, guitar synthesizer player Jim Long, bassist Mike Simpson and drummer Jim Greer round out the group.  

LW residents and friends can dance and party to the music of Abilene on the fourth Saturday of every month. Everyone is asked to sign in, either as a resident or guest, so the GRF can judge the popularity of the bands.

Ham Shoot competitors battle heat, each other

Shuffleboard League play paused this week for the annual Ham Shoot Tournament. This event challenges players’ accuracy, finesse and skill. Over the course of three hot hours on April 8, 13 club members competed in three individual competitions. Opportunity drawings were also held to reward the individual who correctly picked the right token of a game winner.

Richard “Red” Ryals won two games, with Chandra Patel winning one. Winners of the opportunity drawings were Sal LaScala, Patel and club President Carrie Kistner. 

The first Joan LaCascia tournament will be held May 27. It will be a three-game tournament, with the top three highest total point scorers rewarded. Sign-ups will be available at the courts later this month. 

Members are encouraged to attend the general meeting on May 11 at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse 1 Courts. Nominations and elections for new and/or returning officers will be accepted. 

Shuffleboard practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Starting time for League play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. Players are asked to arrive on time to get a starting position. BYOB practice nights, tournaments and other social events are being planned for Shuffleboard members and their guests. For more information, contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975. 

—Dave LaCascia

Theater Club

In lieu of its monthly meeting, the Theater Club will host a potluck today, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Everyone is encouraged to bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert.

Mutual 1’s Donna Gambol and Denise Potterton, plus Midge Bash of Mutual 14, attended a recent taping of “America’s Got Talent” in Pasadena.


The top scorer for the Cribbage Club on April 12 had 834 of a possible 847 points. Myrna Baker placed second with 832, Helen Elich took third with 827, and Susan Dodson placed fourth with 825.

Pat Fellers celebrated a Happy Cribbage Day by providing cake and ice cream; helping serve the 50 members attending were Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers.

Seven games of cribbage are played every Tuesday. Refreshments are served at noon to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions, then play begins at 12:30 p.m.; $1 is collected each week at the table. New members are always welcome. Annual dues are $5. 

Anyone wanting assistance in learning or brushing up on the game should leave a message for Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Duplicate Bridge

At the April 1 LW Duplicate Bridge Club game, sitting in the north/south seats were Bob Robarge and Priscilla Caillouette, earning 1.04 points. Sitting east/west were Jeanette Estill and Mike Ullman, earning 0.73 points. And on April 2, sitting in the north/south seats were Linda Stein and Fred Reker, while sitting east/west were Judy Jones and Alan Olschwang. 

ACBL-sanctioned games are played in Clubhouse 1 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check in starts at 11:45 a.m., and the game starts at 12:30 p.m.

For reservations, call Linda Nye at (562) 453-6678. For all other information, contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838.

—Sharon Beran

Joyful Line Dance meets weekly to help LW residents improve their physical activity and mental acuity, as well as provide a social opportunity. Under the direction of Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim, members learn and practice moves that are both new and familiar. Join the class on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Hui O Hula extends an aloha (hello) and e komo mai (welcome) to Fortunato Revilla of Mutual 15. Revilla used to regularly share his unforgettable voice with the class, mesmerizing dancers and audiences alike. His next performance with the dancers will be at the Alamitos West Health Care Center on May 13. All LWers are welcome to join Hawaiian dance lessons at 1 p.m. twice a week—upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays. Those who want to “walk in and hula out” may come on Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m., when basic steps are taught. For additional class information and performance schedules, call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.

Monday Night Bunco

The winners from the April 11 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Night Bunco are: Suzanne Frank and Docia Drake, most buncos; Cheryl Richardson, most wins; Pat Paternoster, most babies; Marianne Matheis and Rosann MacGregor, most losses; and Audrey Hutchins and Nancy Floyd, door prize.

The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. 

The next meeting is on April 25. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.

—Gail Levitt

Women’s Golf Club

Bracing the cold, windy weather on April 12 were 39 members of the Women’s Golf Club. They competed for low gross, low net and birdies. Of the 14 golfers who scored birdies, ChongHee Kim and Alison Kim scored two each.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: tie between Devora Kim and Soo Choi, 29; low net: ChongHee Kim, 25; birdies: Mary Ann Moore, Devora Kim, ChongHee Kim and Ann Tran.

Flight B: Low gross: Alison Kim, 29; low net: Sang An, 23; birdies: Alison Kim, Pam Krug, Sang An, Yvonne Yim, Sally Park and Hae Lee.

Flight C: Low gross: tie between Lisa Kim and Jassca Choi, 33; low net: Sue Yokomi, 25; birdies: Kay Hong, Sue Yokomi and Helen Yoon.

Flight D: Low gross: Betty Regalado, 34; low net: Connie Kang, 22; birdie: Donna Cooper.

—Dale Quinn

Genealogy Club 

The LW Genealogy Club invites all LWers to its membership meeting on April 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time, with coffee, tea and treats, begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. 

Featured speaker Maria Carrillo Colato, associate archivist at A.K. Smiley Public Library and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, will present “Civil War Genealogy.” She has a bachelor of arts degree in history from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in history with an emphasis in public history from the University of California, Riverside; Colato is currently pursuing a doctorate focusing on California during the Civil War era. She completed an internship with the National Park Service at Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee, as a graduate student, and she has worked in museums and special collections in Southern California for more than 15 years. She is also the co-author of “Images of America: Early Redlands” and “Redlands in World War I.”

The Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, off the main reception area, is open six days a week, though hours vary with volunteer availability. The club is seeking volunteers to substitute for regular volunteers, as well as someone to help on Saturdays. For more information, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.


The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  The winners from April 8’s meeting are Kathy Rose, most yahtzees, six; and Marilyn Moody, highest score, 1,487. 

Leisure World residents are welcome to join if they know how to play Yahtzee and can keep their own scores. The cost to play is $2, which goes toward prizes. Dues for the year are $3.

Anyone who would like a Yahtzee lesson or has questions can call Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

-—Kathy Rose

As fellow Drone Club members look on, veteran pilot Bruce Reynolds readies his drone for takeoff at the End Cafe park in Seal Beach. The club, which flies for recreational and photographic purposes, welcomes all. For information, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.

Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting is on April 23 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30. 

The winners from the April 9 meeting are: Kathy Russell, most buncos; Marilyn Moody, most wins; Pam Kelly, most babies; Mary Holder and Helen Sponlser, most losses; and Nancy Floyd, door prize.

For more information, call club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.


Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes. 

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

April 7: First place: Marilyn Allred, 11,510; second: Diana Lambert, 11,130; third: Atonia Zupancich, 10,900; fourth: Pat Blum, 10,640.

April 9: First place: Peggy Kasper, 11,970; second: Nancy Wheeler, 11,650; third: Joan Taylor, 11,410; fourth: Marge Dodero, 10,890.

Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

Judi Possnack of Mutual 14 says she finds it quite enjoyable to gather with friends for food, fellowship and fun once a month with the Friendly Couples Club. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Jeanette Williams at (818) 358-9185 or jnw7491@gmail.com.

Dancing Feet Club

Dancing Feet Club meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Social ballroom dancing is on the fourth Sunday of every month from 6-9:30 p.m., also in Clubhouse 2. Everyone is welcome and can bring their own snacks (but no liquor). 

Admission is free. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223 or email him at edbolos@comcast.net.

The Pickleball Players Club continues celebrating the winners of its March tournament, including Mike Hung (l-r), Anne Potter and Kathryn Ewell. “The club is planning a fun summer tournament that will focus on the skill of ‘dinking,’ a term for slow, soft shots hit close to the net, and another round-robin tournament in the fall,” says President Linda Evenson. For more information, contact Evenson at (561) 577-3283 or lwsbpickleball@gmail.com.

Golf League Results

On April 8, 15 men and one woman of the Leisure World Golf League challenged a well-kept Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The course features large water hazards, rolling greens and narrow, tree-lined fairways. The weather was very hot and sunny, with temperatures above 90 degrees by 10 a.m.; air conditioning and cool drinks at the 19th hole provided welcome relief. With excellent course conditions, seven scores were at or below par, and there were eight birdies. 

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight are more than 19.

A Flight: First place: Clay Fischer, a league-best 6 under 64; second: Dave LaCascia, a hard-fought 5 under 65; third: Jim Goltra, a nice 3 under 67; fourth: tie between Bill McKusky and Chris Lankford, at even par 70; fifth: tie between Fujio Norihiro, Gary Stivers, Larry Hillhouse, Sam Choi and Tim Looney. Three birdies were carded by Fischer, and one each for LaCascia, Goltra, Lankford, Stivers and Hillhouse. LaCascia was closest to the pin on both the seventh and 16th holes.

B Flight: First place: Tom Ross, a well-played 1 under 69, plus fewest putts; second: Gene Vesely, at even par 70; third: Pat Paternoster, at 2 over 72; fourth: tie between Liz Meripol, Bob Munn and Lowell Goltra. 

Facing off with the David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley on April 11 were 12 golfers. The morning was overcast, with the sun not making an appearance until the last few holes. Even with the 4,000-yard course staying wet from overnight watering and cool temperatures, scores were good, with several very low scores and seven rounds at or under par (62). The greens, which were in very good condition, yielded five birdies.

A Flight: First place: McKusky, a well-played 15 under 47, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: tie between LaCascia and Norihiro, a hard-fought 5 under 57; third: tie between Choi and Stivers, a nice 3 under 59; fourth: tie between Jim Goltra and Fischer. LaCascia had a birdie, while Choi had two. 

B Flight: First place: Paternoster, a really nice 13 under 49, plus a birdie, fewest putts and closest to the pin on both the third and 12th holes; second: Meripol, an excellent 5 under 57; third: Lowell Goltra; fourth: tie between Munn and Lankford.

The Golf League plays at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net and fewest putts in each flight, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par -3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. Anyone who is interested should contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Pool Club

On April 11, Jokers Wild won nine and lost only four games against the Ball Busters in Pool Tournament play. Ren Villenueva scored five points, winning both his singles games, while teammate Steve Mitchell pitched in with four points. This moved Jokers Wild into second place, only six games behind the Favorites.

The Favorites took a four-game lead over Team Five and hung on to edge them 7-6. The Favorites won five of its six singles games.

The Pocket Rockets also got out to a fast start over Beat the House, winning four of its first five games, but losing its last two games to win 7-6. Bob Barnum and George Gordon both won four games for the Pocket Rockets.

Ticket to Ride won 10-3 over Side Pocket. Connie Terry, a much-improved player, won all seven of her games for Ticket to Ride, moving the team up to fourth place in the standings.

One reason the group plays both nine- and eight-ball is because the two games require different skills and strategies. It is easier to make a ball on the break in nine-ball, but a player always has to shoot the lowest-numbered ball on the table. 

In eight ball, a player can have as many as seven different balls to shoot. Because there’s only one ball to shoot in nine-ball, it’s easier to play defensively. 

Playing both will improve a person’s game.

—Dave Silva

Men’s Golf Club

Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers of the LW Men’s Golf Club vied for best net scores, two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges on April 13. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course with great fairways and greens.

A total of 57 golfers teed off on a sunny morning. It warmed up fast and became a lovely day to play golf. The course was relatively dry and in good condition. Even so, only 24 of the golfers were net at or under par. There were, however, 13 circle holes and 54 birdies. Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Fujio Norihiro, and on the 17th hole, it was Mike Mayfield.

All scores below are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-7, B Flight are 8-11, and C Flight are 12-18.

A Flight: First place: tie between Ron Steele and Richard Jun, an excellent 4 under 50; second: Gene Archambault, a very good 2 under 52; third: tie between Alan Sewell, John Kolthoff, Bill Long and Glenn Barry, a hard-earned 1 under 53; fourth: tie between Mike Mayfield and Jun Um, even par 54; fifth: Bob Turner, 1 over 55.

B Flight: First place: Walt Bier, a super 9 under 45; second: Steve Walker, an excellent 7 under 47; third: Pat Paternoster, a sweet 6 under 48; fourth: tie between Ryan Hong and Jim Bassett, a well-played 5 under 49; fifth: Dave LaCascia, a nice 4 under 50; sixth: Bill McKusky, 3 under 51; seventh: Brian Tivnan, 2 under 52; eighth: tie between John Haley, Won Song and Jong Lee, 1 under 53; ninth: tie between Terry Thrift, Sam Williamson and Trai Nguyen, even par 54.

C Flight: First place: Mike Carlson, an excellent 9 under 45; second: Jack Haskins, an outstanding 6 under 48; third: Dennis Jensen, a very good 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Roger Bennett and Won G. Park, a nice 1 under 53; fifth: tie between Byron Schweitzer and Rolando Ramirez, 1 over 55; sixth: Joe Didonato, 2 over 56.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on April 27. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who had planned to play and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. 

The Men’s Golf Club Spring Picnic is scheduled for June 15 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Tickets will be available at all Men’s and Guys & Gals tournaments.

—Dave LaCascia

Religion, page 12-15

Interfaith service draws crowd on April 15

The LW Interfaith Council observed Passover and Good Friday in a joint outdoor service  on April 15 in the Amphitheater. Congregation Sholom’s Rabbi Mike Mymon (left) and Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Lisa Rotchford opened the service.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev is resuming Livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom. Beit HaLev uses a multi-streaming platform, and the link for Shabbat Ma’ariv is different from the old one.

Livestream services for the Seventh Day of Passover on Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

For the Shabbat evening service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.

For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit. 

The Torah reading for Friday morning is from Parshat “Beshalach” (Exodus 13:17-15:26). It includes the “Song at the Sea,” the celebratory praise for the redemption from the pursuing Egyptian army.  On Saturday April 23, the reading will be from Parshat “Re’eh” (Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17), which lists the regulation for tithing. Yizkor, the memorial service that is observed for each of the three major festivals, will be part of Saturday’s service.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale when in-person services resume.

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and doesn’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid.

To request a membership form for Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  Contributions to Beit HaLev in the name of Robert Slater are welcome; people may send donations to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Sa-rang Church

Church welcomes new pastor Dr. John Jung Hyun Lee

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, an interdenominational church, celebrated its 18th anniversary on Feb. 6. 

The congregation of about 100 members is served by a team of eight retired pastors of diverse backgrounds, including Assembly of God, Methodist and Presbyterian. The head pastor, Rev. Kyo Min Soh, and other pastors are volunteers and each one takes turns preaching, giving Bible studies and presiding.

Under the leadership of Rev. Kyo Min Soh, the congregation has  been steadily growing, and  now meets in the Clubhouse 3, Lobby to allow for more people to attend.  

At the all-congregational meeting on April 3, the church unanimously approved the appointment of the Rev. Dr. John Jung Hyun Lee as the lead pastor.

He was ordained as a pastor in 1978 in South Korea and served as a chaplain from 1978-1981 in the Korean Army. Afterward,  he came to the U.S. 

He studied at the Faith Theological Seminary, California Graduate School of Theology and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Prior to this appointment, he served at Light & Salt Pesbyterian Church as its senior pastor for 21 years, and the Western Church of Los Angeles as the senior pastor for four years. He also served as the president of the Southern  California Pastors  Association, the Christian counsellor of  the Korean Christian Press, and was  the president of  KAPC  Reformed College & University. 

He and wife, Hieun C. Lee,  have two sons.

The installation and retirement service will be held  on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3


Worship services are held every Sunday in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 11 a.m. The Bible study is held every Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Rev. John Jung Hyun Lee at (310) 749-0577.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays; Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings 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 service in person can request a link from bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309. 

The course of study this year is the Old Testament. This week, April 25-May 1, will be focused on Exodus 24:31-34. 

Remember, not every meaningful principle in the Scriptures can be highlighted. Listening to the Spirit helps focus on need truths.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Assembly of God meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. A 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:  Aches, pain, heart racing, dizziness, headache, digestive problems, high blood pressure, jaw clenching and shaking: These are not symptoms of a new strain of virus or incurable disease.  These symptoms often occur in people experiencing stress. Stress and problems go along with living.  God doesn’t promise Christians a life free of difficulty. In fact, John 16:33 promises just the opposite: “In this world you will have trouble.” But God provides a way to live in the struggle without being overwhelmed by it. The first part of Pastor Chuck Franco’s message, “Overcoming Struggles and Stress,” is from Psalm 37:1-8. This message is particularly relevant for those who are tired of the fight. 

Bible Study: Session 3 of the study “A Healing Body,” by Dr. Henry Cloud, will be presented at the Wednesday morning Bible study. God wants the church, his people, to be emotionally and spiritually healthy. This study equips individuals to identify and work on areas in need of healing and to become a church body who can compassionately and genuinely encourage others to spiritual and emotional health.

Contact us:  More information about Leisure World Assembly of God can be found at, www.lwassemblyofgod.com. 

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. 

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.

LW Baptist

“I will serve Thee because I love Thee” is a basic truth of the Christian life. Serving the Lord is worship, and worship is serving him. The Christian experience involves daily worship, work and witness. LW Baptist Church will discuss how God’s people can do this by looking at Acts 6 on Sunday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The church choir will sing “He Keeps Me Singing.” 

The Christian Women’s Fellowship Bible Study group is currently reading “Loving God with All Your Mind” on Mondays at  10 p.m. The Energizers will discuss the topic “Glad to be in God’s Family” from Psalm 16 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Christian Fellowship and Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People are asked to bring a food dish and utensils to share. The club will provide coffee and water.

The meeting is open to all Leisure World residents. Call Betty Vanderwal at (562) 455-6218 for more information. 

Faith Christian Assembly

Pastor Curt Cornelius will speak at Faith Christian Assembly on Sunday, April 24, at the 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services. Pastor Curt has a passion for God and being used to fulfill his purposes.  

Faith Christian Assembly is offering a fraud-prevention class on Wednesday, April 27, at 11 a.m. The class will be taught by Karen Rossi from the Senior Protection Program of the Orange County chapter of the Council on Aging. The program provides education and empowerment to help residents  recognize and protect themselves against financial exploitation, which is the fastest growing and least-reported form of abuse.

 Rossi will teach people to know the main characteristics that are always present in fraud cases. Faith Christian Assembly is always  concerned about the health and safety of its members and believes this information will be beneficial to residents. Handouts will be available for people to take home with them after the class. All residents are welcome to join. 

Weekly Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The Wednesday Bible study is at 11 a.m., and the weekly Grief Share is on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. Call the church office for the most updated schedule information.

To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church thanks the parish and the LW community for making its diaper drive project a great success. Holy Family received many generous donations of diapers and other items, that will benefit the babies and their mothers in the Life Center of Santa Ana.


To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at  www.holyfamilysb.com. 

The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. 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.

Buddha Circle

Budhha Circle will meet on May 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 9:30-11 a.m., with Venerable Kusala Bhikshu,who is well-known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in a simple way, discussing how people can suffer less and become happier. It’s an interaction group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

Donations will support Kusala’s  teachings. For more information, call (714) 468-6887.

To learn more about Kusala, go to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__Www.Kusala.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=Qj2I92TbM9N86dbeujbGVg&m=HETkWWwQekQbeU0NDtINGiyBpFrYuyI0271v0RoA2RQ&s=bVdat_tlj_mJUZTVQ8hFnn3IxzpsSm7ewpShyzQCPrY&e=

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible group will meet  on Monday, April 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. to discuss Chapter 10 of “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. 

Community Church

In the Christian calendar, Easter is an important season that lasts 50 days, including seven Sundays. Community Church will observe the Second Sunday of Easter on April 24 with ferns. Why ferns?  For thousands of years, ferns have symbolized new life and new beginnings. Residents who are looking for a new beginning here in Leisure World are invited to join Community Church in worship this Sunday at 9:50 a.m. in person or virtually on Zoom or Facebook. 

Community Church has recently been called “the friendly church.”  Those who have not visited Community Church before are invited to take a chance, come for a cup of coffee before worship get a feel for just how friendly and welcoming the congregation is, then stay for a powerful and uplifting message that challenges people to grow and mature as followers of Jesus. 

Community Church is on Facebook for livestreamed worship @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook and want to join via Zoom can call the church office or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com to receive the link.  Community Church  will continue to offer online worship for those who either cannot attend in person or do not want to risk exposure.  

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

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold Friday services  at 6:30 p.m. on April 22 with Rabbi Mike Mymon  via Zoom. Mymon will also lead the hybrid service on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom, where Yizkhor will be recited 

 To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. This week’s Torah portion for Pesach commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

Congregation Sholom will hold a potluck on April 29. 

Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet. 

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. “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:12).


This week’s services will be led by Pastor Gary Whitlatch.  He will share insights into the Book of Titus in the New Testament. Titus, written about 60A.D., is a letter from Paul the apostle and bondservant to a beloved follower, Titus, of a common faith in God the father and Christ Jesus the savior. Paul, who was entrusted according to the commandment of God, instructs Titus and other followers in the guidelines for the churches being set up in Crete, like he did in the letter to the Corinthian church, whereas he wrote,  “But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.”  

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, worship leader Janet Ray will sing “I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About to Happen.” 

Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.

Mid-Week Studies

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.    

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.  

 Scripture of the Week

“To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in You I trust”  (Psalm 25:1, 2a; NASB).


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. Those who have questions or a need can call church office at (562) 431-8810. 

Community, pages 20-22

Sunshine Club

Become computer savvy on April 22 in CH 3

The Sunshine Club will hold an hour-long workshop featuring Leisure World’s longtime technology experts, Tina Schaffer and Jeff Plum of Computer Images Plus, on Friday, April 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. The club no longer holds meetings via Zoom. Face masks are not mandatory but are strongly recommended.

This user-friendly workshop is for anyone who would love  to learn  simple and easy ways to navigate through the world of both Apple or Microsoft.  Residents will leave with helpful handouts and   insights from the war stories and phishing tales that have befallen others. 

People will enjoy a sense of mastery after learning to recognize the warning signs their computer is sending that they may be ignoring, including strange things or noises, or it turning off or on unexpectedly.

Residents will also learn:

• how to restart their computer, router or modem correctly.

• the difference is between a browser and a search engine.

• how to turn off their computer, how often they should turn it off, and why it’s important. 

Schaffer and Plum will also answer common email questions such as:

• Why does my email keep asking for a password?

• What is the diffence between Internet and app-based email accounts?

• Why does my email work on the phone and not on my computer, or vice versa?

For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

LW Birthdays

Charlie Bockelman of Mutual 3 celebrated his 90th birthday on April 6 with family in Mammoth. He was an avid skier in years past and enjoyed hitting the slopes once again. 

Vinton Ash of Mutual 2 will turn 83 on April 26.  He loves entertaining and a cocktail at happy hour. If you see him on one of his walks, be sure to give him a big hello and a birthday wish. 

Impaired vision and hearing club

First meeting will be held April 26 in Clubhouse 3

After over two years, the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Detective Bruno Balderrama of the Seal Beach Police Department will give a presentation about scams and other fraudulent activities. He  has been a police officer for 16 years and is currently the liaison for Leisure World.  

The club wants to remind members that they should make sure to reserve a seat on the handicap bus ahead of time. 

There will be an opportunity drawing along with coffee and dessert at the meeting. 

All residents are welcome to attend. Those who have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss or vision issues are invited to join the friendly club. 

Per GRF rules, masks are no longer required but are recommended. 

Women’s Club

Those who have attended any Leisure World Women’s Club meeting or fundraiser have seen the amazing decorations Sally Fowler has designed and made. She’s always looking for volunteers to help put together her creations. The April meeting’s décor was inspired by springtime, with beautiful paper flowers on the walls, tables and stage and bunnies everywhere. When Fowler is resting, she probably has a pencil and pad in hand, sketching ideas for the next meeting. She is also currently designing decorations for the September fundraiser, which will feature country western décor and entertainment. 

The LW Women’s Club is a nonprofit philanthropic organization with approximately 140 members. Meetings are held monthly, October-June, and most include an outside professional entertainer followed by refreshments. The club also holds special events such as bingo scheduled throughout the year. Women who are Leisure World residents are welcome to visit two meetings before becoming members. The club’s annual dues are $25.

Mutual 2

Meet the candidates on April 29

The current Mutual 2 Board of Directors will hold a meet the candidates event for the upcoming Mutual 2 Board of Directors 2022 election on Friday, April 29, at 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The election will be on June 10, and election ballots will be mailed out May 11.  

Currently, there are 12 candidates running for the Mutual 2 board, consisting of incumbents and new candidates. Five Mutual 2 shareholders are also running for the two Mutual positions on the GRF Board. 

This opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about their platforms will help Mutual 2 shareholders make informed decisions when it comes time to vote.

Ruby and Reginald celebrate 58 years of trust and marriage

Congratulations to Mutual 17’s Reginald and Ruby Johnson, who will celebrate 58 years of marriage on April 25. They attribute their lasting relationship to TRUST: Trust, Respect, Understanding, Sincerity and Truthfulness.

Donate to the GAF while shopping at Ralphs for no additional cost

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to making Leisure World a better place to live. 

The GAF must fundraise throughout the year to continue

providing services to the community. There are now two simple ways for LWers to donate to the GAF without any additional cost. 

Ralphs announced it is committed to giving over $2 million through its Community Contributions program. By simply signing up and doing their regular grocery shopping, people can help GAF receive a portion of those funds.

Those interested can sign up for the Ralphs Rewards program by phone or through the Ralphs website. To sign up online, go to www.ralphs.com. People will need their Ralphs Reward card number or the phone number associated with the account to sign up. 

To register over the phone, call (800) 443-4438. Make sure to say GAF’s nonprofit organization (NPO) number,  FS 519, during registration. 

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.Org or call club President Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary meeting on April 18  focused on the election of officers and creating a list of volunteers for any of the chairmanships. The chairman for any committee is a volunteer position, and the Auxiliary asks any interested members to come forward. Anyone who wants to hold a board position must come forward to have his or her name put on the ballot. A member can also nominate someone else for a board position. There must be enough names on the ballot and list in order to hold an election.  For more information, call Jean Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209.

The Department of California President Dee Ann Graham was a guest at the last district meeting. She spoke about the  upcoming yearly Convention in Visalia. She also noted the importance of reporting Legion activities. Since the American Legion is sponsored by Congress for the purpose of helping veterans, Congress needs to know the impact the American Legion has on veterans and their families.

 The next  meeting will be held  on Monday, May 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 1:30 p.m. 

For more information, call Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209.

Concerned Shareholders

Learn about the Minibus system

Golden Rain Foundation Fleet Manager Grant Winford  will be the speaker at the Concerned Shareholders meeting on Thursday, April 28, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  

Winford’s department is responsible for all of the GRF’s fleet including buses, maintenance carts, trucks and other mobile equipment. There are over 85 vehicles in this fleet to keep running.  

Winford also provides training for all bus drivers. This transportation resource is a valued asset to the residents.  Multiple changes have been made in the past year to the Minibus system to improve rider service and increase efficiency and reliability. LWers are invited to come and learn about the benefits of the GRF bus service.

SBPD meets with Leisure World’s Emergency Information Council

Leisure World’s Emergency Information Council held a joint meeting with the Seal Beach Police Department to discuss the Seal Beach Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, police involvement in Leisure World, and fraud prevention on April 15.

Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak opened the meeting with a statement thanking the council as well as the greater Leisure World community for their support of the Seal Beach Police Department throughout the years. Gonshak addressed the common issues residents face in Leisure World, including traffic issues and scams. He said that he and his officers strive to interact with empathy and protection. 

Sgt. Brian Gray, who is the emergency coordinator for the City of Seal Beach, also spoke to the Emergency Information Council. He emphasized the importance of receiving up-to-date information from the City of Seal Beach in case of emergency. One of the ways LWers can stay in the know is by signing up for Alert OC or Nixle notifications. People can sign up for Alert OC by going to https://member.everbridge.net/453003085613900/new and filling out the form. To sign up for Nixle notifications, people can text their Zip code to 888777. 

Gray and the SBPD will continue to come to LW to provide education and resources to residents on how they can prepare for disasters; prevent fraud; and have the most up-to-date information on events, road closures and other news in Seal Beach. 

–Laurie Bullock, editor


New battery collection bucket behind CH5

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) now has placed a larger  battery collection bucket behind Building 5 for residents to use.  The battery collection program collects small consumer batteries,including hearing aid batteries for recycling. Printer cartridges are not accepted for recycling.

The battery collection program is one of several programs the GAF sponsors to enhance the lives of Leisure World residents. 

Before the pandemic, there were collection buckets in the LW Weekly office and the in the Hospitality area of Clubhouse 6, where residents could drop batteries off at their convience. During the pandemic, the GAF began collecting batteries at the shredding service events every four months since the buildings were closed to residents. Last year, the GAF  Board decided to create a  separate collection  area apart from the shredding service to avoid the risk of mixing shredding documents and batteries, which can cause damage to the shredding truck.

Residents can now drop off their used small batteries behind the Building 5 any time for GRF employees to recycle. 

The GAF is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the residents of Leisure World, Seal Beach. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

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

Donations are welcome. 

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgefdn.org.

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.

Filipino Association of Leisure World

Veterans Picnic will be held July 2

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held a festive banquet on April 10. The group celebrated Jane Hass and Essie Hicks’ birthdays and announced exciting plans for the rest of the year

Group one will provide food for the next FALW meeting on May 8. 

The annual Veterans Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 2, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at 11:30 a.m. All veterans who want to attend must preregister by providing their military service branch and the number of guests they are bringing to the picnic. To RSVP, call Eileen Merritt at (562) 486-1252, Hicks at (714) 488-6149,  or Haas (714) 432-9689. The first 75 veterans who register will receive a gift. The cut-off for registration is June 26. The Hui O Hula dancers will provide entertainment. 

 The next scheduled FALW bingo will be held on May 15. 

Senior Peace club

Demonstration for reproductive rights will be held on April 27

The Senior Peace Club’s next peaceful protest will be held in front of the Leisure World Globe on Wednesday, April 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The protest will focus on reproductive rights in light of recent laws enacted in Texas and many other states undermining Roe v. Wade. 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health is expected any time now, and there is the distinct possibility that it will overturn or vastly weaken Roe v. Wade. If that happens, lawmakers in some conservative states are considering trying to pass legislation against abortion, even in the case of rape and incest. 

Those who want to continue to show their support for the brave people of Ukraine are also welcome to participate in the protest. A variety of signs will be available at the demonstration, but people are encouraged to make and bring their own. All caring and concerned people are welcome to participate. 

For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.

Republican Club

Hear from Congresswoman Michelle Steel on April 22 in Clubhouse 2

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

    Congresswoman Michelle Steel will be the keynote speaker on for the LW Republican Club’s “Meet the Candidates, 2022” on Friday, April 22, in Clubhouse 2 at noon. All residents  are invited to attend and learn about the many Republican candidates who will be present, including U.S. congressional candidates Scott Baugh and Amy Pham West, State Senate candidate Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen, Assembly candidate Diane Dixon, OC School Board President Mari Barke, OC Superintendent of Public Education candidate Jeff Barke, State Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Lance Christensen, and candidates for OC Superior Court.

Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014.  She is serving her second term as mayor and has served as the chair of the Water Quality and Tidelands Committee and as chair of the Finance Committee.

Dixon has actively engaged city residents by holding more than 30 town hall meetings, working closely with local business owners and residents to solve community problems, and initiating numerous neighborhood and community improvement programs. 

Nguyen, in her capacity as state representative, as well as her previous service in the State Senate and the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has represented most of the voters of this newly drawn Senate District 36 for 18 years.

“I am excited about being able to represent this new district that includes additional coastal communities,” Nguyen said. “I will continue to fight in Sacramento to protect taxpayers, increase public safety and improve the business climate through conservative principles of limited government.”

Nguyen received top ratings from California’s leading taxpayer groups and small business organizations, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California Taxpayers Association.

Baugh has a long list of accomplishments, including: California Assembly Republican Leader, 1999-2000; California Assemblyman, representing Orange County; chairman, Orange County Republican Party; chairman for the OC Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership; board member on the George T. Pfleger Foundation, which helps fund environmental research and other projects from health matters to drug addiction; founding trustee of Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County, serving the communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach; founding chairman for the Institute for Fair Elections; and founding chairman of the OC Marathon Foundation. He is also a founding board member of Angel Force USA (Suicide Prevention for Veterans).

The LW Republican Club has endorsed the following Superior Court candidates: OC Assistant District Attorney Christopher Duff, Seat 9; Andrea Mader, Seat 30; and Steve McGreevy, Seat 33.All three are scheduled to attend the rally.

The LW Republican Club also proudly endorsed Mari Barke and Jeff Barke. Both have consistently supported parents and staff who want to form charter schools to provide greater opportunities for students whose needs can be better met by a school that specializes in a particular area of interest, such as the arts, science or vocational studies.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The LW Democratic Club is relieved that the School Choice Initiative proposal failed to get enough signatures in time to be  to put on the November ballet. This proposed amendment would have required the state government to give $14,000 per student to every family who had children enrolled in religious, charter or home schools, regardless of income.

The club also celebrated the failure of another effort to recall Orange County Democrats from elected offices.  Proponents had failed to collect enough valid signatures to recall Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mike Posey and City Council members Kim Carr and Dan Kalmick.

 As reported in The New York Times, “Orange County has steadily transformed into one of the nation’s premier electoral battlegrounds, a place where political and demographic cross currents are all colliding. Orange County used to be reliably Republican when it was fairly homogeneous. Today, more than one in three of the county’s residents are Hispanic and more than one in five are Asian, according to census data. Forty-five percent of residents speak a language other than English at home.” Democrats across the nation—as well as the LW Democratic Club members—see this as something of a road map for the midterms.

The last club membership meeting before the June primary will be held May 18 at noon. There will be a discussion relating to the election of judges to the Orange County Superior Court with Ray Brown, who is running for election in office No. 21, as the club’s guest speaker. All LW Democrats and supporters are invited to attend. Due to concern for the well-being of a number of most vulnerable members, as well as  the convenience of the guest speaker the meeting will be held via Zoom.

On his campaign website, Brown says he has always believed in the adage that “with great power comes great responsibility.” He wants to ensure that people who find themselves in court, whether voluntarily or otherwise, feel they  have been  heard and understood; were given a “fair shake;” and any decision that was reached—even if adverse to them—was the result of the impartial application of the law to the particular facts before the court.

For more in-depth information, Democrats and supporters can visit the club’s booth outside Clubhouse 6 every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until the primary election. 

To subscribe to the club’s newsletter, email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or call the editor at (562) 296-8521.  People are asked to include their full name, address  and phone number, as well as party affiliation. 

obituaries, page 22

David William Okerlund


David William Okerlund, age 84, passed away peacefully the morning of April 6.  Known as Dave to his friends (and Dave O to his kids’ friends), Dave was a gregarious and amusing character with a heart for fun and family. 

Born in Seattle, Washington, on Sept. 28, 1937, David was the youngest child and only son of Maxine and Sheridan Okerlund.   In 1946, David moved with his family to the Palm Springs area, finally settling in Indio.  He attended Coachella Valley High School before graduating from the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad in 1955.  A gifted athlete, David lettered in four sports in his senior year and was named Best Athlete 1955.  After high school, David worked at the Yellow Mart in both Blythe and Indio with his brother-in-law, Russell Friestad, before moving into wholesale sporting goods sales. A passionate lover of music, Dave played the drums in local bands in his younger years and spent the rest of his life making playlists of amazing music for his friends and family. 

After a dance-floor kiss that made him see stars (his words), David married the love of his life, Joyce Webb of Indio, on Dec. 31, 1961. Together they had four children, Susan, Janis, Eric and Amy. In 1977, Dave and Joyce moved their family to Lake Forest, where they were busy with sports and  backyard barbecues.  From Lake Forest, they moved to a wonderful lake-front home in Lake Elsinore, where the family fun continued (those epic Pinochle games—Pennsylvania 6-5-0-0-0!!). In 2019, they relocated to Seal Beach to be closer to their adult children and grandchildren. Dave and Joyce were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family on Dec. 31, 2021.  

David is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce; his daughter Janis Okerlund of Long Beach; his son Eric Okerlund of Lake Forest; Eric’s children, Gunnar, Sophia and Ava Okerlund; and the baby of the family, Amy Okerlund-Andries, her husband Chris Andries, and  their daughter, Jocelyn. David was preceded in death by his eldest daughter Susan Okerlund of Capistrano Beach, who passed away in 2006 with her dad and family by her side.

David was born again to the Lord at the age of 30 and led his father, Sheridan, and his children to Christ.  He is surely in His hands in paradise. He is Risen!


Julia Holbrook


Julia “Julie” C. Holbrook was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Samuel and Mazie Chestnut. Julie passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Julie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert “Bob” Holbrook. Julie is survived by daughter Joan (Steve) and son Ron (Susan); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

While attending Central Michigan University (CMU), Julie was recognized by the National Honor Society and was a member of the Phi Delta Eta Sorority. Before graduating during World War II, she joined the U.S. Navy (WAVES) and served stateside for two years at Chavez Ravine, now Dodger Stadium. After returning to CMU, Julie met and married Bob. She received a bachelor’s degree in education. In 1950, they moved to California. She always spoke about how they would make $10 more a month teaching in California than if she stayed to teach in Michigan. Julie spent 34 years as a substitute teacher for the Whittier Union High School District. She attended East Whittier Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, elder and trustee. She was also a lifetime member of P.E.O. Julie served as commissioner for the City of Whittier from 1976-1982. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Stephen Ministries, for which she and Bob traveled the U.S. and Europe. In 1996, they moved to Leisure World, where she served as head of the volunteers at the newly renovated Medical Center. Julie attended  Community Church, loved going to Disneyland and  Knott’s Berry Farm; and playing golf, and going on long drives. She was active in the LW Woman’s Club, serving on the board and other committees. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, May 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Interment will be May 16 at 3 p.m. at Rose Hills in Whittier. Donations may be sent to LW Woman’s Club in honor of Julie’s memory.



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


LW Creative Writers’ Club.

Attention: All writers residing in LW. If you write Poetry, Short Stories, Novels, essays, Memoires, Experimental Out-of-the-Box pieces, or Elaborate Grocery lists…we want to read you!  Come practice, read, learn, grow…we want to meet you! For information call Shoal Lugenbeal, 714-747-2146.


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

License 699080 Serving LW since 1999.   4/28




LICENSE 723262

Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. 40+ years in LW.    5/12



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.   6/16


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


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC. LICENSE 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights/fans/light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing.  Paint exterior window frames/ ceilings made smooth/closets redone. Miscellanous/repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ years in LW.   5/12


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   6/16


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   5/26


562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD INC. LICENSE 723262

Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames. Kitchen/bath, doors, trim. Prime only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 40+ Years in LW.   5/12


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  4/28



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.   5/12


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   12/29/2022

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors License 578194.   6/16




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.   5/12

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside-(OR)-Clean-Outside-ONLY and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. (562)-600-0014   5/26



Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (585) 703-5606, (562) 296-8782.


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



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


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006.   6/16



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


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



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   5/19


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002.   6/09


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   5/26


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. (714)-425-4198.   5/05


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 5/12


Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License 

HEL0006.   6/16



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 4/21



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   5/05


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  6/09


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   6/09


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Call/562-505-1613.   5/26


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   5/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident  SB License FUH0001.   6/09



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release -of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.  5/05


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  12/29/2022


Four-wheeled scooter.  Excellent performance.  $250.00.  Call 562-594-0209.


$3,500  FIRM. Very nice electric GEM cart. New Trojan batteries less than 2 years ago. Fully enclosed. 562-597-6182.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “Specialty Tires”. All-standard-sizes and MORE! Seal Beach License SPE0007.   

1-800-847-9593   4/28


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   5/05


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   4/21

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   6/16


For Sale: 2005 Corolla, 1-Owner, 60K-Miles, New Tires. Call for price 657-250-0073.



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan.   5/12



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.   5/19


For the visually impaired. Ruby XL HD Freedom Scientific portable magnifying reader. 4.3-inch screen & 14X magnification. Small and lightweight. Will fit in a pocket or purse. Had LED lighting. New in box with all the accessories. Sells new for $900 asking $350. 562-594-6560


Estate Sale – Thursday, April 21 Friday, April 22, 8:30-2pm. 1700 Tam O’Shanter, Mutual 14 – 2G. Sofa bed, rocker, glider, dining set, unique tables. Twin adjustable bed, dressers. Costume jewelry, ladies clothing (S/M), Exerciser 2000, convection oven, lots of knick-knacks. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business Lic. ESD0001.


Plastic Storage Unit 32wX72hX24d, clean $100. 2-New Folding Chairs $40.00 562-280-4199.


JAZZY Select-6 Power-Chair. New batteries. Great Shape! Price Reduction/$550/OBO. Contact  Bob/562-760-5875.


2-boxes Men’s Liberty alternative to pads or catheter. 562-296-6361.