LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 05-12-22

 May 12 2022

GRF Aquatic Facility Ribbon Cutting was May 5

Leisure World residents lined up in droves to attend the long-awaited unveiling of the GRF Aquatic Center, which was open for tours May 5. Colorful balloons strung across the pool blew in the breeze as scores of people filed in for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and surf band concert.

GRF President Susan Hopewell joined former GRF President Linda Stone, Recreation Committee Chair Leah Perrotti, former Recreation Committee Chair Kathy Rapp and Physical Property Chair Carole Damoci at the podium to cut the ribbon.

GRF Recreation Director Jesse Cripps introduced himself to the crowd—he recently replaced longtime Recreation Director Terry DeLeon—and then Perrotti took the podium to welcome everyone. She acknowledged the long and sometimes challenging task of building a state-of-the-art pool from a hole in the ground.

It’s been a perfect storm of setbacks, almost from day one. What started out as a simple pool replaster, redecking and locker room repair immediately mushroomed into a down-to-the-bones facility overhaul. 

As workers began unpeeling layers of 60-year-old construction in late 2019, they found deteriorated gas lines, corroded electrical wires in broken conduits, cracked sewer lines, misaligned plumbing pipes, rotted wall studs in locker rooms, and severe cracks in the pool and spa shells. There were no footings under concrete block walls among other defects.

Work came to an abrupt halt as the GRF looked to hire an architect and engineers to design a whole new project, all amid an unfolding pandemic. 

The COVID-19 crisis interrupted supply chains and project schedules due to staff shortages and work changes to protect people from the virus. 

 But last week, residents were cheerfully looking forward to a summer of poolside fun. The facility has five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area, a 9-by-25-foot spa, and new locker rooms and lounge area. 

It is not yet open for swimming, as the final inspections are pending and last-minute finishing work is underway. New deck furniture and a sunshade are on order.

GRF Physical Property Manager Kevin Black hopes the pool will be open for swimming by Memorial Day to kick off a summer of fun.

At the May 5 ribbon cutting, people seemed overjoyed that the pool is nearly swim-ready, and many praised its larger size, reconfigured hot pools and spacious locker rooms. 

They danced and applauded Ventures Mania, featuring Deke Dickerson, and then moved to the Clubhouse 6 parking lot to keep the party going at a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring a live mariachi band, Alas de Angel, tacos, virgin margaritas and more.

OCFA trains firefighters on LW terrain

Mutual 15 was the site of battalion training for the Orange County Fire Authority May 3. OCFA Battalion Chief Chuck Fedak briefed crews in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot before the drill began. 

The goal of the exercise was to train firefighters from nearby stations on Leisure World’s topography and building layout, according to  Fedak. Firefighters stationed in Seal Beach, Westminster, Stanton, Irvine, Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Cypress participated.

The operation went very smoothly, said GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez, who was on site to direct traffic and steer LW pedestrians away from the training. 

“Everything went off perfectly,” agreed Fedak. “It was a great training experience for all that participated,” he added, thanking the GRF for its support.

More than 50 firefighters, support staff and chiefs converged on Building 7 at Del Monte Road. Aerial ladder truck drivers practiced paralleling the building to position ladders, and firefighters took turns traversing those horizontal ladders to ascend to rooftop positions. 

Dozens more firefighters in full gear laid hose, rescued mannequins from smoke-filled units, placed and climbed wall ladders, scaled rooftops and otherwise carried out all the protocols of fighting a real fire. Non-toxic fog machines provided the faux smoke. 

The exercise looked so real that several residents expressed concern, with one of them wondering if there had been a shooting. 

Among the participating units were Assistant Chief of Operations, Division 1, Battalion 38, Battalion 39, Battalion 1, Battalion 11, LW’s closest Engine 48, Engine 2, Engine 84, Engine 64, Engine 46,  Engine 70, Engine 26, Truck 17, Truck 81, Truck 75, Safety 9, Safety 6, Safety 7, the OCFA Training Division and the OCFA Multi-Media Division. Falck/Care Ambulance, which is housed in Leisure World, was also on scene.

OC Ballot Box now operational

All 120 Orange County Registrar’s Ballot Drop Boxes are now open for the upcoming 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. Leisure World’s Ballot Drop Box opened May 9 and is now operational. 

The ballot drop box is located near the GRF Administration Building across from the Amphitheater bus hub. The bright yellow drop box will be open 24 hours a day during the voting period, which extends through June 7. 

To view a map or list of all ballot drop box locations in Orange County, visit www.ocvote.com/locate. 

Between May 9-June 7, ballots will be picked up daily. On Election Day, Tuesday, June 7, boxes will be staffed with two or three county employees beginning at 2 p.m. They will assist with traffic flow and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.

On Wednesday, June 8, a final pick-up will be conducted. 

For more information, contact  (714) 567-7570 or email J.Larraga@ocvote.gov.

Voting Matters

Win this year’s Best Mutual Voter Turnout

The Mutual with the highest voter turnout will win this year’s coveted “Most Member Participation—Mutual Election”  trophy. It will be presented to the president of the winning Mutual at the Presidents’ Council meeting on July 7 at 9 a.m. 

Last year Mutual 14 won with 73% voter turnout.   

Mutuals require a quorum to validate their elections. If a shareholder has not decided on a candidate by election day, he or she can check the “quorum only” box on the ballot so it can be counted only to help achieve a quorum at the annual meeting. 

Shareholders are encouraged to meet the candidates at various events being held throughout LW to determine how to vote and then mail in their ballots.  

Vote for chance to win Ralphs gift card

LW shareholders in even-numbered Mutuals who cast votes for their GRF directors in the 2022 election are eligible for an opportunity drawing for $50 Ralphs gift cards.

The drawing is sponsored by the GRF Board of Directors as an incentive for residents to participate in community government. 

Shareholders from even-numbered Mutuals will be automatically entered into the drawing if they vote. Gift card winners will be announced at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m.

Based on the number of units, each Mutual will have one or more raffle winners, as follows: Mutual 2, 864 units for nine winners; Mutual 4, 396 units, four winners; Mutual 6, 408 units, five winners; Mutual 8, 348 units, four winners; Mutual 10, 276 units, three winners; Mutual 12, 452 units, five winners; Mutual 14,  328 units, four winners; Mutual 16, 60 units, one winner.

Current GRF director households are not eligible.

GRF elections are held every two years—odd-numbered Mutuals hold elections during odd-numbered years and even-numbered Mutuals during even-numbered years.

Check GRF/Mutual Ballots

As the Mutual and GRF elections move forward, shareholders should check mailed election materials to confirm that their names and addresses are correct. 

New shareholders, especially, should verify the information to ensure election materials were not inadvertently sent in the name of a previous occupant of their unit. 

Accurate Voting Services, the third-party Inspector of Elections, is working with Mutual Administration to address the issue and offer easy solutions to affected shareholders. 

In the case of an incorrect election mailing, there are three options to cast a vote: 

• Continue to vote as instructed in the election directions using the provided ballot and envelope. Accurate Voting Services will receive the ballet and confirm the status of the voter.

• Contact Accurate Voting Services directly to have a new ballot mailed.  Accurate Voting Services can be reached at (833) 861-6352.

• Vote in-person at the Mutual’s annual meeting or on GRF’s election day June 7 by requesting a ballot from Accurate Voting Services in person before voting is closed.

Shareholders can check the Government section on page 5 for a schedule of GRF and Mutual annual meetings.

Senior Resource Focus—Elder Care Advocates

This is one in a series of monthly columns to familiarize LW residents with the vast array of resources available to them. Each article will focus on a topic of interest as researched by Member Resource Liaison Robann Arshat. The goal is to help residents better manage the challenges often associated with aging and to keep people at home and healthy for as long as possible. The following focuses on elder care advocates.  

by Robann Arshat

member resource liaison

Elder care advocates are those who speak for, protect and support the needs of people in our senior community, providing them with the information and assistance they need to continue living the highest quality of life possible with dignity and respect.

Healthcare advocacy for seniors is extremely important, especially for those who have difficulty or fear of expressing themselves. Having an expert to advocate for the elderly accomplishes several things, including maintaining the senior’s health and well-being. Help is available in the following areas:

Abuse and Neglect 

Types of Abuse

• Physical

• Sexual abuse

• Abandonment

• Isolation

• Financial

• Neglect and self neglect

• Mental suffering

Anyone who suspects, observes or knows that an elder is being abused is encouraged to call and report it. The reporting party is kept confidential.  

Benefits to Reporting Abuse

• The elder or dependent adult will be given options to keep him/her safe from harm.

• The adult protective services (APS) worker can link the client and/or family to needed community resources.

• Unaware family members and friends can be alerted to step in to help.

• The APS worker can find ways to help the caregiver handle stress.

• In some cases, the abuse perpetrator can be prosecuted, lessening the harm to others.

• The individual making the report feels relief that a professional is assessing the situation.

Get Help Here

• Adult Protective Services of Orange County, (800) 451-5155 (24-hour hotline), www.ssa.ocgov.com/elder.

• Ageless Alliance, (949) 370-3262 or (844) 992-4353, www.agelessalliance.org.

• Council on Aging, Southern California Senior Protection Program, (714) 479-0107, www.coasc.org.

• Orange County Task Force on Hoarding, Advocacy and Education, (657) 234-3374, www.ochoardingtaskforce.org.

• Human Options-Safe Opinion for Seniors (SOS) Program 1, (877) 854-3594 (24-hour hotline), https://humanoptions.org/services/?v=sd-tab-safe-options-for-seniors.

• Human Options Newport-Mesa Family Resources, (949) 764-8100, Ruby Nunez, https://humanoptions.org/services/?v=sd-tab-safe-options-for-seniors.

Case Management 

Resources and Programs 

The following advocates offer and help coordinate a diverse range of services to help ensure people find the support they need. These experts can help residents find resources and guidance navigating a variety of problems. 

• Access California Services, (714) 917-0440,  www.accesscal.org 

Advocates have proficiency in over 16 languages and provide the following services: case management and client advocacy, mental health services, health coverage access, emergency financial assistance, immigration and citizenship assistance, translation and interpretation, English as a second language classes, and self-help classes.

• Aging Care-—Care Guides and Forums of Questions and Answers on Senior Care, www.agingcare.com (online only)

•California Department of Aging, (800) 510-2020, www.aging.ca.gov

Administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the state. These programs are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, as well as the Medi-Cal program.

• California Registry—Free referral information for Seniors and their families, (800) 777-7575, www.calregistry.com

• Call 211 for Essential Community Services/United Way, 211, www.211.org

Free, confidential service is available 24-7 by calling 2-1-1. Services include help with housing expenses, healthcare expenses, paying bills, mental health, utilities expenses, as well as food and substance use counseling.

• Council on Aging  OC, (714) 479-0107, Seal Beach: (562) 472-0275, www.coasc.org

Services are offered at no cost, including Friendly Visitor Program, Reconnect Program, HICAP Medicare Counseling, Senior Protection and Financial Abuse Specialist Team, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, SmileMakers Holiday Gift Project, and volunteer opportunities.

Also offered for a fee is Concierge Care Navigators, a case management program with a gerontologist. Call for a 30-minute, free consultation at (714) 619-2129.

• Friendship Line California, (no charge), (888) 670-1360  

Friendly people are ready to chat about anything. This service is for people who would benefit from some social interaction.

• Office on Aging Orange County, (714) 480-6450, www.officeonaging.ocgov.com  

Orange County’s Office on Aging offers a specific focus on low-income ethnic minorities and is responsible for understanding the needs of Orange County’s older adults and utilizing the federal funding and programs available to meet those requirements. 

• Office On Aging Veterans Service, (714) 480-6555, www.veterans.ocgov.com

This group assists veterans and dependents/survivors in preparing, presenting and pursuing benefits they may be entitled to receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

• Pathways, (562) 531-3031, www.pathwayshospice.org 

Pathways helps people connect with a variety of supportive care such as caregiving, Friendly Visitor, grief and loss support, hospice, and Meals on Wheels.

• SCAN—Independence at Home Community Service Coach Program, SCAN members: (866) 421-1964; non-members, (562) 637-7116, www.IndependenceAtHome.org

Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN community service, provides no-cost programs, support and resource referrals for older adults and caregivers. 

• Serve the People Community Health Center, (714) 352-2911, www.serve-the-people.com

Medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, food and legal aid are available; contact the community health center at (949) 270-2100, www.shareourselves.org  

• Social Services Agency—Orange County, (714) 435-5800,  www.ssa.ocgov.com

Help for seniors and people with disabilities

  Patients’ Rights Advocacy Services, (714) 834-5647 or 1(800) 668-4240 

Advocates investigate and respond to grievances and complaints about inpatient and outpatient mental health services. They also provide other advocacy and mediation services to patients involving outpatient providers.

• Senior Health Outreach & Prevention Program (SHOPP), 1(855) 625-4657 (24-hour hotline), www.ochealthinfo.com

Behavioral health clinicians provide field-based engagement services, crisis intervention, assessment, referral and linkage to resources for older adults ages 60 and above who are experiencing a functional impairment related to a mental health issue. SHOPP also provides psychoeducation to families, caregivers, and brief counseling to clients, families and caregivers. The program is a collaborative effort with Public Health SHOPP.

Leisure World residents are welcome to visit the brochure display in Building 5 for more information. 

To book an appointment to learn more about these services, call Robann Arshat at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.

Protect Your Pipes with Refresh Wipes

GRF Service Maintenance reports a growing incidence of blocked sewer pipes largely due to flushable wipes. To combat that, a new product called Refresh Liquid Wipes for $6.81 including tax, is now available Copy & Supply Center in Building 5. Most wipes labeled “flushable” are not biodegradable and cause major sewer line stoppages, but Refresh is sprayed on toilet tissue, turning it into a flushable wipe. 

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. Users have noted people may need more toilet paper to prevent deterioration during use. 


Remember When

Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World. 

• May 12, 1988—Work was progressing on the new Administration Building, with the pouring of the cement floor.

• May 13, 1971—Concrete block walls were up on the new two-story building at the west end of the Amphitheater. The building would become the future home of the Golden Rain News, now the LW Weekly.

• May 13, 1987— Rockwell planned to build a 230,400 square foot center to employ 1,000 people. The center became a research and engineering section for Strategic Defense Initiative military projects.

• May 14, 1970—The Leisure World Library was once located in the Leisure World Shopping Center. 

• May 17, 1990—The 75th birthday of Seal Beach was celebrated. The city was originally know as Anaheim Landing,  then Bay City.

Letters to the Editor


In a democracy, voting is a right and responsibility. That is a given, an article of faith that most of us, but not all, hold dear. I am writing this letter in response to information distributed in my Mutual urging residents to not to send in their ballots. 

The strategy behind this absurd handbill is to deny a quorum to force a new election. Is that sensible? Does it really accomplish anything?

So please vote. Send in your ballots. Vote now to support candidates who demonstrate a willingness to serve. Do it because a second election will indeed cost more money, which would be an unnecessary expense for any Mutual.

Save your vote by voting. At the very least, this will ensure a quorum. Please mail in your ballots.

Ron Lamb

Mutual 9


A letter by Brian Harmon (April 28) took issue with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s characterization of Florida’s latest assault on reality as “horrific.” The letter stated that her comments were “a little strong” and lacking “decorum.” 

I cannot totally disagree with the writer on this. I find the personal attacks by “official” members of the Republican Party much worse. Surely, calling opponents pedophiles and groomers, as did Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, is more appalling. 

From their point of view, due to their association with Congressman Matt Gaetz and another prominent member of their party who were in Jeffery Epstein’s circle, maybe these terms are not considered derogatory, but they definitely are to me.

Was the organized shredding of the person of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson by every member of the Republican Party acceptable because the language was decorous? 

Mr. Harmon is to be commended for his personal adherence to the rules of common courtesy. 

This is difficult, to say the least, these days, but at some point, what is being said has to become more relevant that how it is said.

Lee Hoyt

Mutual 11


Presidents’ Council Recap, May 5

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council was convened at 9:01 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on May 5 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom. The following is a recap of that meeting.

• The regular monthly meeting minutes of April 7 were approved by the Council, as printed.

• Vice President of DLD Insurance Broker, Inc. Michael Perry disucssed the insurance coverage for  electrical vehicle charging stations.

• Purchasing Coordinator Justin Miyamoto and Finance Director Carolyn Miller provided an update on the availabilty and status of appliances, as well as the purchasing of Refresh Liquid Wipes.

• IT Manager Marcelo Mario discussed the new LWSB website.

• GRF President Susan Hopewell discussed the GRF and Mutual Directors’ training session and provided an update on the search for an executive director for Mutual Administration.

• Facilities Director Mark Weaver provided an update on a Water Conservation meeting with the landscape companies.

• Mutual Administration Director Jodi Hopkins presented the Mutual Administration and Stock Transfer monthly reports and provided an update on the Mutual Master Roster files.

• The president of the Presidents’ Council provided comments during the proceedings of the meeting. 

The next meeting of the Presidents’ Council is scheduled for June 2 at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom.

LWers are Encouraged to 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 were 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  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.

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.

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 GRF Ballot 


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 0GRF Annual 


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 2

Susan H. Jacquelin 

Valerie Kornahrens

Teri Nugent 

Paula Snowden—incumbent 

Mutual 4

Marsha Gerber—incumbent

Mutual 6

Susan Hopewell—incumbent

Mutual 8 

Camille K. Thompson 

Mutual 10 

Carol A. Levine—incumbent 

Mutual 12 

Carole S. Damoci—incumbent 

Mutual 14 

Lee Melody—incumbent

religion, pages 8-9

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev has resumed Livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom. Beit HaLev now uses a multi-streaming platform, so the links for Shabbat Ma’ariv and Shacharit are different from the old Zoom links.

Livestream services for the Shabbat evening service are at 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.

This Shabbat’s Torah reading is “Emor,” meaning “speak,” from Leviticus 23:23-24:23.  HaShem tells Moses to instruct the Israelite people in the specifics of the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  The often-misinterpreted passage, “an eye for an eye,” ends the reading by explaining that when a person is injured or harmed by another, the injured person must be given reparations for the loss.  It does not mean, as many have mistakenly interpreted, that if someone has lost an eye, the person who caused the injury must also lose an eye.

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.

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).    


Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians was written because the new believers were  uncertain about the timing of certain events such as the coming of the Lord and the day of the Lord. It seems someone had falsely informed them that these events had already transpired, and they had missed out. Paul’s letter clearly explains the ways of God, and the timing of these future events.

Without the uncertainties from the Thessalonian church, the Bible would not have this letter that is packed with the foundational truths of God’s word, evidence of God working in mysterious ways.  

Weekend Services

  Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday Iris Muncie will be singing a solo hymn. 

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

MidWeek 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

“God be gracious to us and bless us, cause His face to shine upon us—that Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations” Psalm 67:1-2  (NASB).


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

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The hymn sing is held on the third Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:  The phrase “Old Testament prophets”  sounds ominous.  The Old Testament prophets probably weren’t very popular people among their peers. They were messengers of rebuke, discipline and correction. But Scripture teaches that God disciplines those he loves. Pastor Chuck Franco will begin the series “Lessons From the Prophets” with this week’s message, titled“God’s Power and Mercy,” from Jonah 1.

Bible Study: Session 4 of “A Healing Body,” by Dr. Henry Cloud, will be presented at the Wednesday morning Bible study. God wants the church, his people, to be healthy emotionally and spiritually. 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: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or a DVD of the 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 the Faithlife app under the group “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, May 13, via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead hybrid services in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom on Saturday,  May 14, at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Emor (say) from the book of Leviticus. Emor opens with laws regarding priestly behavior, working in the Mishkin (tabernacle), and consuming sacrifices and priestly foods. It describes the biblical holidays of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot and ends with a story about a blasphemer and his punishment. 

 The book club will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. The group will read  the story “Zeresh His Wife” from the book “After Abel,” by Michal Lemberger. 

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

Community Church

A butterfly emerging from a cocoon has long been a symbol for new life. Those who have recently shed a cocoon—whether it’s beginning to re-emerge from the pandemic or shedding a previous life to move into Leisure World–Community Church celebrates each person’s new beginning.  

Community Church is  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 to 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. 

 New people are welcome to join the congregation for worship and fellowship at Community Church.  Every Sunday, Pastor Johan Dodge tells the church, “You are welcome here;  here is a place where all are welcome.” 

People can find Community Church on Facebook for livestreamed worship @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.  Community Church will continue offering online worship for those who either cannot attend in person or who do not want to risk exposure.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

At Faith Christian Assembly, people can count on hearing biblical messages each week from Pastor Sheri Leming and other trusted pastors and speakers on topics relevant to life today.

In addition to its services, Faith Christian Assembly also offers support for many areas of life. The Grief Share program is currently in session and open to new attendees. The Care Ministry ensures that members are checked in on often, and the Prayer Ministry prays regularly for so many individuals and other needs. Recently, the church offered a fraud prevention class, during which guest speaker Karen Rossi from the Senior Protection Program of the Orange County Council on Aging provided LWers a wealth of information.

These are some of the many things that Faith Christian Assembly offers people so they can experience the beauty of a  church community. All LWers are welcome to visit a service this weekend, get to know the warm and welcoming congregation, and hear a great message.

Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The midweek Bible study is on Wednesday mornings at 11. For more information about any of Faith Christian Assembly’s services or any of the ministries mentioned, call the church office at (562) 598-9010 or visit www.fcachurch.net. 

Handouts and recordings from the fraud prevention class are still available. Additionally, the church publishes a free monthly newsletter.  To receive a copy of the fraud class resources and/or the newsletter, call (562) 598-9010 or email contact@fcachurch.net. 

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on Monday, May 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. 

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

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 is the Old Testament, personal reading should be those chapters not covered in the study. The reading for the week of May 16-22 is Deuteronomy chapters 6-8, 15, 18, 29-34  

 Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke in the previous general conference of the trials and conflicts that are raging in the world today. Some are played out on a world stage for all to see, while others are private, seen by no one.

“My call today, dear brothers and sisters, is to end conflicts that are raging in your heart, your home and your life,” Nelson said. “Bury any and all inclinations to hurt others– whether those inclinations be a temper, a sharp tongue or a resentment for someone who has hurt you. The savior commanded us to turn the other cheek, to love our enemies and to pray for those who despitefully use us.

“It can be painfully difficult to let go of anger that feels so justified. It can seem impossible to forgive those whose destructive actions have hurt the innocent. And yet, the savior admonished us to ‘forgive all men.’”

LW Baptist

On  Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, LW Baptist’s theme for this week’s service is “All people need a new heart.”  Patsy Schaffner will sing “I am Amazed” during worship. 

Stephen, the first Christian martyr, pleaded with his countrymen not to steel their hearts against God’s grace, though such resistance was their national legacy from their forebears. Stephen points out they crucified the Lord of glory, not knowing he came to die in payment for their sins, and Stephen prays for his executioners, as Jesus did for his.  

The Energizers group meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to study “It took a Miracle” from Psalm 19. For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Redeemer Lutheran

Join Redeemer Lutheran as the church continues to celebrate the 50 days and signs of the Easter Season on Sunday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building, where ample parking is provided. 

This week’s Gospel is “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”  (John 13:35).

Organ music will be provided by Sharon Heck, accompanied by the church choir.  

All are invited to bring non-perishable food for distribution to those in need. `Those who have questions or are in need of pastoral care can call the church office at (562) 598-8697.

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Sunshine CLub

Learn how to drive smart with Officer Mitchell Smith

California Highway Patrol Officer Mitchell Smith will give a presentation to the Sunshine Club titled “Age Well, Drive Smart” on Friday, May 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. The club no longer meets via Zoom; people are welcome to the in-person meetings, where masks are encouraged.  

Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that senior citizens involved in traffic collisions tend to be more vulnerable than younger people and suffer more severe injuries. 

Crash prevention and in-vehicle occupant protection is an urgent need for seniors. The impact of aging on driving ability varies widely, but senior drivers need to know that gradual effects on vision, flexibility and response times may compromise safety and eventually require them to stop driving.

 To educate mature drivers, California Highway Patrol offers the Age Well, Drive Smart program statewide. People who take the program will learn how to tune-up their driving skills and refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road. People will also learn about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them as well as when it may be time to limit or stop driving and what the alternatives are. This approximately two-hour class is offered free of charge.

Smith was born in Fullerton and graduated from El Dorado High School in 2000. While attending college and prior to beginning his career with the California Highway Patrol, Smith worked as an off-road race car builder and fabricator, which allowed him the opportunity to participate in many professional off-road races such as the Baja 1000  and Vegas to Reno. He attended the California Highway Patrol Academy in 2015 and upon graduation was assigned to the Westminster area, where he has served for the last five years. He has primarily worked as a road patrol officer, patrolling State Route 91, State Route 22, Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 in the north Orange County area. 

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

Shop for treasures at M7’s swap meet

Residents, family and guests are invited to Mutual 7’s spring cleaning swap meet on Thursday, May 19, at the north end of Central Park (Northwood Road, approximately 375 yards west of St. Andrews, between buildings 164 and 165) from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. People will have a firsthand look at the many treasures and bargains from their neighbors. There’s something for everyone at this Mutual-wide event.

For more information, call Mutual 7 resident Irv Hart at (562) 296-5619.

Celebrate LW’s 60th Anniversary

The Sunshine Club invites residents to celebrate Leisure World’s 60th anniversary at its dinner and dance party on Friday, June 24, in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m. People will dance to ’60s and ’70s music by The Emperors and enjoy an Asian-tropical buffet dinner that will be served at 5:30 p.m. 

This will be the only official event for the 60th anniversary. GRF is sponsoring the Emperors, a classic rock band that is also celebrating its 60th anniversary. The band has been a favorite in the Long Beach/Orange County area since it started, when the members were in high school.

Tickets are $25 per person, and seats are limited. The event is open to all residents.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. People can purchase tickets at the Sunshine Club’s meetings on Fridays either before or after the speaker’s presentation in  Clubhouse 3, Room 2, between 10 a.m.-noon. 

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

LW Birthday

Vito Villamor celebrates his birthday with a big bash

On May 1, Vito P. Villamor of Mutual 4 celebrated his 85th birthday with friends from Cerritos and Leisure World at a big bash. 

A live band provided music for dancing and a sit-down dinner for 150 guests, with uniformed servers delivering  delicious food,  including fresh fruit, green salad and cake. 

Vito was born in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, one of the 7,000 beautiful islands in the Philippines. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda, after they graduated from college. Linda graduated from University of Santo as a medical technologist while Vito graduated from Far Eastern University, College of Commerce. The two immigrated to the United States in 1971 and established their residence in the city of Cerritos. Vito and Linda have two adult sons and six grandchildren. Vito also has a sister living in Oxnard.

Vito worked with the Montebello Unified School District until his retirement in 2002. After he retired, he was asked to come back as a part-time consultant, and he stayed for a few more years.  

During the early years of Vito’s marriage with Linda, they made a pact with each other that whoever was still alive at the age of 85 must celebrate with a big bash. Linda passed away four years ago, and Vito stayed true to their pact.

Paws, claws and beaks

Join the potluck today at noon

The Paws, Claws and Beaks club will meet  today, May 12, at noon in the picnic area of Clubhouse 1 for a potluck.  Members are asked to bring a food dish for eight people. 

There will be a donation table for lightly used or new pet items. People are asked to bring cash, and a potluck item. They should also  keep their pets on leashes.  There will be an obstacle course set up for pet owners to learn and teach their dogs new activities and skills. There will be a new lesson each month for owners and pets to learn.

For more information, call Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or Jackie Hilderbrant at (714) 423-8279.

american legion

Next meeting on Monday, May 16

The American Legion Post 327 will meet on Monday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All members and veterans interested in the American Legion are  invited to attend. Plans for the Memorial Day celebration in the Amphitheater will be discussed. For more information, call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872.  

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

To many of us living in Leisure World, it seems almost incomprehensible that within a matter of months, women in about half of the United States may be breaking the law if they decide to end a pregnancy. Many people can remember what it was like before the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v Wade. It was a time when faith leaders across the U.S. were willing to risk so much–their careers, their livelihood, even their freedom–to assist women seeking abortions. It was also a time when too many women needlessly died from complications dealing with pregnancies.

In light of the current situation, the LW Democratic Club is planning to feature a discussion about where to go from here during the June and July membership meetings. In the meantime, members are reminded that the California Democratic Party platform reads:

“The California Democratic Party supports preservation of confidential, unrestricted access to affordable, high quality, culturally sensitive health care services.  This includes access to the full range of reproductive services, contraception and abortion, without requiring guardian, parental, or spousal consent or notification, or judicial intervention.” 


Two candidates running for OC Superior Court judgeships will be the speakers at the club’s membership meeting on Wednesday, May 18. 

 The club’s information booth outside Clubhouse 6 is open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Club volunteers will also be available to assist voters in getting their ballots to the OC Registrar of Voters drop box located on St. Andrews Drive just outside the Amphitheater. 

For more information, call (562) 296-8521.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

United States Congresswoman Michelle Steel endorsed Scott Baugh for Congress at the “Meet the Candidates 2022” rally on April 22 in Clubhouse 2. She said she asked Baugh to run because “he is the only one who can win back that seat.”

Baugh has served as chairman of the OC Republican Party, and as the minority leader of the State Assembly.

He is also chairman of OC Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP).

OC GRIP works to help young people in schools in at-risk areas avoid getting involved with gangs. Their motto is “Giving Orange County’s youth a chance to thrive.” It is a partnership between the Santa Ana Unified School District, the OC Sheriffs, the District Attorney’s Office, the Santa Ana Police Department and local businesses.

The nonprofit organization is sponsored by the OC Health Care Agency, the Friendly Center, OC Youth Sports, Big Brothers Big Sisters OC, the OC Bar Association Charitable Fund, Pure Game (a nonprofit sports program for kids), Knott’s Berry Farm, the Angels, Chapman University, Saddleback Church, In-N-Out Burgers, and others.

OC Department of Education Chair Mari Barke spoke about how the board has been encouraging the formation of charter schools to give parents more choices in how and what their children will be taught. A charter school can be formed when a group of parents and teachers who want to form a charter school decide to write up their idea, organize a large enough group, and write a proposed “charter” for the new school. If the charter is approved by the local school district, the school can be formed. If not, they can rewrite the charter for re-submission or ask the county board of education to overrule the district’s decision.

The group also heard from the following candidates: Amy Phan West, congress; Janet Nguyen, state senate; Diane Dixon state assembly; Lance Christensen, State Superintendent of Public Education; Barke, OC school board; OC Deputy District Attorneys Christopher Duff. (Seat 9), Andrea Mader (Seat 30) and Steve McGreevey (Seat 33), superior court judge. 

The LW Republican Club encourages residents to talk to their friends and loved ones throughout OC about charter school  advocates Barke and Christensen and the three judicial candidates. 


The issue of charter schools has come to the surface at the national level. President Joseph Biden’s Department of Education is proposing regulations that will make it more difficult for charter schools to get federal funding, even though Congress recently voted down a proposal that would do the same thing.


The LW Republican Club will meet in person in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Wednesday, May 25, instead of the usual third Wednesday of the month.

The club’s booth will be open each Monday and Wednesday in May from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Clubhouse 6.

American Legion Auxiliary

Honor veterans with poppies

May is known as Poppy Month throughout the United States.  The American Legion Auxiliary Unit in Leisure World has been busy making poppies for over a year and is prepared to supply them for people in the community to wear throughout the month. 

These poppies are worn to honor veterans who have lost their lives throughout all wars. People can obtain one from the Auxiliary at stores and different events around Leisure World. The Auxiliary always needs volunteers to help with this project. Call Phyllis Pierce at (562) 598-3743 for more information.

The Auxiliary’s next general meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Friday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. The initiation of new members will take place, and members who have not been initiated or received their Auxiliary pin are encouraged to come.  Call Carolyn van Aalst to RSVP at (562) 343-8424.

The election of new officers will also be held at the next meeting.  Members are encouraged to volunteer for election to an office or chairmanship. The Auxiliary needs to have these positions filled.  Call van Aalst for more information.

Installation of new officers will take place on June 20 at Fiddlers Three, located on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. 

SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, May 12

4 pm Chorale: Hello Muddah/

April Love

4:45 pm  SBNWS Wally Shirra

5 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

5:23 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings 

in LW

5:30 pm Latino Club Christmas 

Luncheon 2021

5:50 pm Driving Safely

6 pm We Wish You Love

6:45 pm Drones and Herons

7 pm Thoughts About You

7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Studio Cafe April 2021

8:30 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Friday, May 13

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Thoughts About You

5 pm LW Easter Parade

5:40 pm Beginning of LW/The Special Olympics

6 pm Ocean Perspectives 

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

8:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Saturday, May 14

4 pm Beginning of LW/The Special Olympics

4:25 pm LW Drone Club

4:30 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

4:53 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings 

in LW

5 pm Broadway in the Park

6:15 pm Drones and Herons

6:30 pm Chorale: April Love

7:15 pm Driving Safely

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, May 15

4 pm SB Government Meeting: Replay

4:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

5:30 pm Thoughts About You

5:50 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

6 pm LW Easter Parade/Drones and Herons

6:55 pm LW Drone Club

7 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

10:30 pm Live at the Ford:

Celtic Show

Monday, May 16

4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

4:32 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

5 pm LW Karaoke: 

Friendship and Memories

6 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

6:38 pm Thoughts About you

7 pm SB Government Meeting: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, May 17

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Great Lakes and Beyond

5 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

5:35 pm Beginning of LW/The Special


6 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

Virginia Haley

7:30 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

8:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Wednesday, May 18

4 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

4:10 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings

in LW

4:15 pm Drones and Herons

5:01 pm Chorale: April Love/Hello 


5:45 pm Driving Safely/Drone Club

6 pm LW Easter Parade/ Beginning of LW

7 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Riders in the Sky

*All programming is subject to change.

English Conversation Class

Those who are interested in learning or polishing their English language skills can attend an English conversation class on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Currently, students from Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea are enrolled. The class material is usually from the LW Weekly newspaper. During the class, students discuss newspaper articles and learn new vocabulary, phrases, expressions, etc. The instructor suggests certain topics for essay writing practice and helps students evaluate their writing skills.

Basic English language skills is the minimum requirement for enrollment. There is no membership fee to join.

LW Quilting bees

Join the spring luncheon on May 18

Leisure World Quilting Bees annual spring luncheon fundraiser  will be on Wednesday, May 18, in Clubhouse 2 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include six door prize tickets. Proceeds go toward various charity work in the local community.

For tickets, call (949) 584-2884 or (562) 493-3645.

Concerned Shareholders Meeting 

The Concerned Shareholders Association will review the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act on Thursday, May 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. 

The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) and the Mutuals are planned developments, under the Davis-Stirling Act by court order. The club will go over the act’s history, the advantage to living in a development under this act, and what the procedures are to follow this law.

Korean War veterans to be honored

The Korean American Association of Leisure World, Seal Beach, will honor Korean War veterans for their sacrifice and dedication during their service in the Korean War from 1950-1953. 

All Korean War veterans are invited to dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in Clubhouse 2. Each veteran will receive a gift and a catered Korean barbecue dinner. RSVP is required, and early arrival for a parking space is recommended due to the large number of people expected to attend.

The Korean American Chorale will sing “Armed Forces: The Pride of America!” translated into Korean, as well as other familiar songs, to entertain the veterans.

To RSVP, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339 before Friday, June 3. 

RV Club

Join the spring fling on May 17

All RV Club members, past, present and future, are invited to the club’s spring fling event in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area on Tuesday, May 17, at 4 p.m.

The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, plates and tableware, plus wine and water. People are asked to bring a dessert or side dish. 

For more information, contact club President Pete Hurd at (510) 909-9684.

Korean American Classical Music Association

The Korean American Classical Music Appreciation will meet today, May 12, from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2 with Dr. Samuel Kim. For more information, call Grace Kim at (562) 431-3039.

Sunshine Club

Sign up to visit the Getty Villa June 15

The Sunshine Club will host a day trip to the Getty Villa in Malibu on June 15. All residents are invited to come on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The cost of the trip is $60 per person, which includes round-trip transportation, a sandwich lunch, snack, water and personal guide. The bus will depart the Amphitheater at 9 a.m.; participants are asked to be in the Clubhouse 4 parking between 8:30-8:45 a.m. It will take time to check-in before getting on the bus. The bus will return by 6 p.m.

The Getty Villa Museum has Greek and Roman antiquities housed in a re-created Roman country home. Visitors will step into a one-of-a-kind destination that offers ancient Greek and Roman art, tranquil gardens and ocean breezes.

Mid-June is lovely time to take a day trip with sunny skies and moderate temperatures before the museum becomes busy with summer crowds.

The trip is subject to sufficient interest to fill a bus. Maximum available passengers is 50. No refund will be issued after May 20  due to the commitment with the bus company.

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

Nikkei Club

The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

The club will sing Japanese, Hawaiian and American songs. Sheet music will be provided for $1. The club will also practice Japanese line dances.  

For special song requests, call Sherrie Vanek at (562) 296-8074.  

The club will not serve lunch at this meeting; however, there will  be birthday cake. People are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.

obituaries, page 16

Lois Waggoner McMindes


A tribute to Mom:

 On Sept. 6, 2021, in the early morning, Lois Waggoner McMindes went to be with the Lord.  She was two months short of her 105th birthday. She was looking forward to a family-and-friends reunion in heaven, where husband Gerald (Jerry); parents Grace and Harvey Waggoner; brother Harvey Jr.; her sister Willa Paden; her son, Bill; and son-in-law Joseph M. Anzallo rest, along with many friends.

Lois was born on the Cheyenne-Arapahoe reservation in Oklahoma, just nine years after statehood. Growing up, she became aware of the inequality and prejudice Native Americans suffered. They went to school together and they were all mom’s friends but they were somehow always “apart.”  Oklahoma history books never portrayed the situation accurately, which bothered her for the rest of her life.

Growing up in the 1920s, Lois spent her summers at her grandmother’s house in Missouri on the Mississippi River.  She remembered the great flood of  1927, when the river was 21 miles wide and her family of five took in a family of seven who had lost their home and all of their belongings.

She contracted malaria on one of those summers.

She was greatly affected by the Great Depression and was very frugal for the rest of her life.

In 1936, Lois married Gerald F. McMindes. They lived in a U.S. Gypsum company town in Southard, Oklahoma. Their friends threw them a chivaree, which is “a noisy mock serenade (made by pans and kettles) to a newly married couple.”

She remembered the Dust Bowl as if it happened yesterday.

She was a faithful member of the Christian church all of her life and spent a major part of it ministering and praying for others. She was a true inspiration with her steadfast faith and love for her fellow man.

As a child, she wanted to be a missionary/nurse in China.

In the 1940s, Jerry took up photography as a hobby and found out about Monument Valley in southern Utah and its awesome beauty. He and Lois began making trips to the Navajo reservation in the valley and the Hopi reservation in Tuba City, and they made friends with people from both tribes and became family.  This continued for 40 years. Over her lifetime, Lois shipped over 8 tons of clothing and blankets to them.

In 1962, the greatest joy for Lois and Jerry was the birth of their grandson, Joseph Scott Anzallo, who retired from law enforcement after 31 years. 

In 1986, she and Jerry moved to Leisure World, Seal Beach. He died in 1988. Mom continued to travel to Monument Valley (she called it her healing place), and on one of those trips, she met Don Mose, a Navajo educator who has dedicated his life to instilling pride in his people through awakening them to their rich spiritual culture. This friendship grew in mutual love and respect, and as Don’s mother had a short time to live, in a bedside vigil, she placed Don’s hand in mom’s.  He is a true gift and has enriched our lives immeasurably.

I (Jarilyn Anzallo, daughter)  hope that I have accurately portrayed mom’s heart for service to others as well as her love of mankind. But there was so much more because her life was anything but one dimensional.  A few last glimpses into her life, not in any particular order:

• Attended the last Hopi Snake Dance open to non-Natives.

• Traveled to all 50 states except Hawaii.

• Believed in UFOs.

• Always wanted a big pickup truck.

• Always wanted to ride the Goodyear blimp (we tried).

• Made three beautiful wedding dresses for her daughter and nieces.

• Got trapped in Wind Cave in South Dakota (long story).

• Sleep walked, even outside. 

• She grew up in Canton, Oklahoma,population over 1,000, and said it was a good thing she grew up in a small town.

• Made close friends while riding elevators. For example,  a very nice couple from Northumberland while in London.

Those Lois left behind are her biological daughter, Jarilyn; grandson, Joe, and his wife, Gloria, and her daughter, Jerrica Brindle and her three little ones; nieces Jimee (Jack) Hurst and Glenda (Craig) Griffith, plus many “adopted” children. Among them are Don Mose, her Navajo son; and Linda Benevento, her daughter in Christ, two very special people in Lois’ life. As well as her faithful and loving caregivers, who became family, Consolacion Puso and Kei Ito.  We will always be grateful to them and Bristol Hospice-Marivic Tafoya, in particular.

Mom’s last act of service was the donation of her remains to UC Irvine.

When you think of Lois, smile at the next person you see.  Mom would love that. 

– paid obituary •••

In Memoriam 

Helena Downing 75

James Bearns 61

Joan Blanchette 80

John Lopez 80

Marissa Serna 59

James Anderson Jr. 57

Rosalinda Carabio 70

Antonio Razo 61

Jon Worth 84

Dawn McCoy 68

Luella JOhnson 97

Joan Fraijo 79

Jeanne Wrights 70

Lois Magette 86

Donna Blubaugh 90

Agnes Bosetti 84

Juanita Bettis 74

Osburne McKenzie-Lyew 79

Beveryly Krivakapich 73

Carl Winters 82

Manuel Hernandez Perez 76

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(562) 961-9301

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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.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

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

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 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., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

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

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

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

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

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, Fri., 8:30-9:30 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., 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., 1:30-3:30 p.m. (except July, Aug., Nov.); board meeting, CH 3, Rm. 4, 2nd Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Braille 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., 1:30-4 p.m.

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

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

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, 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. 2, 4th Thurs., 10 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.

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.

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

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

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


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

Britannia Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, 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. (714) 317-1102

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., 10:30 a.m.-noon

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

Seal Beach 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., 7:30-9 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., 5-7 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:


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

The Bicyclist Club crew repairs Mary Romero’s bike rack after it flew off while entering Shoreline Village. With the right tools, it took Al Basler, Bruce Vircks and Chung just 15 minutes to fix it. Join the group for a healthy ride on Sundays (with breakfast), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet at the North Gate at 9 a.m. with helmets and safe shoes. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Upcoming events at the HCC

May is a busy month for the Health Care Center. All Leisure World residents are welcome to the following free events in the conference room.

Questions About Medicare? Anthem’s specialists will answer questions about Medicare to help LWers make sense of it all today, May 12, from 10-11 a.m.

SCAN Member Appreciation Day: Members and friends are invited to pick up a little thank-you treat from SCAN on Tuesday, May 17, from 11 a.m.-noon. 

Music and Movement. When the right song comes on, it’s hard to keep those toes from tapping. LWers are invited to take it up a step with this fun, interactive class, during which they’ll discover some new favorite moves to bust out when that song comes on. Alignment sponsors this one-hour class on Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Seating is limited, and facemasks are required.

The Extras in Medicare Coverage: There’s more to Medicare than just medical coverage. People will learn how they can use transportation, dental, vision and other benefits when Anthem answers LWers’ questions on May 19 from 10-11 a.m.

SCAN Sales Meeting. People who will soon be eligible for Medicare can learn the basics and find out if a Medicare Advantage plan is right for their needs on May 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Making Sense of Medicare. With a little extra knowledge from UHC, LWers can make the most out of their Medicare coverage on May 25 from 10-11 a.m. (A Korean speaker will also be available.)

Dance Fitness

Move to fun, energetic music—including oldies, current music and different rhythms—while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina. Dance Fitness classes are held at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.


At the April 29 Wa-Rite meeting, the topic was regrets. The meaning of the word “regret” is a loss or missed opportunity in life.

People may have regrets toward their health and what they could have done differently, so they must learn to transform their regrets into a positive force. Finding the silver lining of regrets teaches people how to overcome them.

Everyone should treat themselves with kindness. People can try writing kind things down to help develop self-compassion. To make a decision that they won’t regret, they can try thinking about how it could affect them in a year.

By attending Wa-Rite, people develop the connection of reaching out and learning to change. Life is tough, but so are LWers. When in doubt, reach out.

The biggest loser of the week was Melinda Lee, who is down 3 pounds. The total loss of the group was 22 pounds.

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

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, May 12: Roasted turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing and Brussels sprouts; fresh banana; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.

Friday, May 13: Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, and zucchini with tomatoes; fresh orange; spinach salad, with chicken, Mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, May 16: Beef teriyaki, brown rice and Oriental vegetables; applesauce with cinnamon; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade macaroni salad.

Tuesday, May 17: Oven-baked chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned cauliflower; chocolate pudding; spinach salad, with chicken, Mandarin oranges, cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, May 18: Stuffed bell peppers, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and peas with onions and pimentos; fresh pear; ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus tricolor pasta salad.

Who qualifies for Extra Help?

by Sandra Teel

Medicare insurance broker 

Those who meet certain income and resource limits may qualify for Low Income Subsidy (LIS) Extra Help. This program helps pay for Medicare prescription drugs, and a person must be enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan to participate.

In 2022, people may qualify if they have up to $20,385 in yearly income ($27,465 for a married couple) and up to $15,510 in resources ($30,950 for a married couple). Resources that count are things such as money in checking and savings accounts, stocks, and bonds. 

Resources that do not count include a person’s home, one car, burial plot plus up to $1,500 for burial expenses, furniture and personal household items.

If people think they might qualify, what should they do? People not receiving Medi-Cal (Medicaid) or SSI (Social Security Income Benefits) who feel they qualify for extra help can apply at any time by going to the Social Security Administration website’s “Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs” page (secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start), or by calling the local Social Security Office to make an appointment to go in and fill out the application. The closest office is in Long Beach and may be reached by calling (800) 772-1213.

Some people may also be able to get help from the state with other Medicare costs under Medicare Savings Programs. Information on those programs can be found at cahealthadvocates.org/low-income-help/medicare-savings-programs-msps/. A Medicare insurance broker or a representative of the Orange County Social Serevices Agency can help start people start the application process for a Medicare Savings Program. 

Sandra Teel can be contacted at (657) 204-4224 or (909) 856-9379.

Arts & Leisure

Traveling Tigers to meet May 18

The Traveling Tigers Club will meet on Wednesday, May 18, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Bob Walz will do a presentation at 1 p.m. on his recent Overseas Adventure Travel trip, “Morocco Sahara Odyssey.” 

A potluck will precede the presentation. Everyone is encouraged to be on time and bring a dish to share, plus a serving utensil, a plate, silverware and a beverage. Any member who plans to bring a guest must notify Susan Shaver at (562) 795-9151. 

Everyone is also invited to bring a favorite travel souvenir from a past trip. The club continues to collect $5 in dues for 2022.

Favorites lead in Pool League 

At the May 2 Pool League tournament, the top two teams—the Favorites and Jokers Wild—each won eight games. The Favorites now hold a slim three-game lead with just three weeks of league play left in the season.

Steve Mitchell won six games, including both of his singles matches, to lead Jokers Wild to an 8-5 win over Beat the House. Roy Mittelstead won five games for Beat the House.

Team Five edged out Side Pockets 7-6. Barry Brideau, Bill Clawson and Zelma Berkenkamp each won four games in the team victory.

The Pocket Rockets won 7-6 over the Ball Busters to hold onto third place, just 12 games out of first place. Rusty Aquino won five games and both of his singles matches. Sandy Bird of the Ball Busters won her team’s last nine-ball doubles match with a long combination, in which she hit the five ball into the nine. 

The Favorites won 8-5 over Ticket to Ride. Dave Silva won six games, including all of his doubles matches, and Gary Snow continued his steady play by winning five.

• • •

The LW Pool Club will host a doubles eight-ball tournament on May 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Twelve two-person teams will compete for cash prizes totalling $72. Players must have basic pool skills. Captains will be selected by club officers, but second players will be randomly chosen. Pool Club members pay $3 to enter; for everyone else, it’s $5. 

For more information or to sign up, contact Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen at (562) 879-1954. 

—Dave Silva

Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers meet in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays at 2 and 3 p.m. 

On May 16, the group will have its last waltz and cha-cha lessons. New dances start on May 23: The first hour will be dedicated to the rumba, while the second hour will be about the nightclub two-step. One hour is $7; two is $11.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Masks are optional. For more information, contact Richard Sharrard at (562) 434-6334.


The Yahtzee winners on April 29 were: Joann Lester and Barbara Robarge, most yahtzees, five; Michael Strout, highest score, 1,596; and Kathy Rose, door prize.

The club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. New members must know how to play the game and to keep score accurately. Lessons are available for those who want to learn. Contact Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873 for more information.

Hui O Hula dancers Keiko Kawamoto (l-r), Insook Kim, Kaye Huff (hidden), GeeGee Kwok and Sara Park debut the love song/hula “Kainoa” at Extended Care Hospital of Westminster. The group appreciates the opportunity to share its aloha in hula with the housebound. Musician Fortunato Revilla and 15 dancers are now gearing up to entertain the patients and staff at Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation on May 13. Everyone is welcome to join Hawaiian hula dance lessons, held upstairs at Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m. (the first hour is for beginners, followed by intermediate/advance dancing), as well as at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1 p.m. For more information, call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.

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 d4 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.

AuthorSpeak series returns

The Leisure World Library has announced its AuthorSpeak program will return this summer. From June to September, one author each month will give a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing, at Veterans Plaza. Refreshments will be served. Events are from 11 a.m.-noon. 

June 3: LW author Dave Silva will discuss his nonfiction book “Searching for Utopia.” 

July 8: Movie producer and director Wolfgang Glattes reviews his career, as detailed in his book “Memories of La La Land.”

Aug. 12: Debra Holland will discuss her long-running “Montana Sky” historical romance series.

Sept. 9: LWer Michael McGrorty will share short stories from his book “The Swimmer and Others: Stories of the Second World War.” 

For more information, contact the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.

Seeking Members for Chicago Club

Marla Hamblin is seeking potential members for a new club. She is looking for anyone who grew up in Chicago; is a fan of the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox or Cubs; knows how great the food is there; left their heart in one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, but lives in Leisure World now. Like-minded people interested in reminiscing or debating which is the better team or restaurant, should contact Hamblin at (714) 401-9973.

Bill Denton to share tips

The next Garden Club meeting will be on May 16 in Clubhouse 2 at 1:30 p.m. Bill Denton, an avid gardener, will share his gardening experience, insights and expertise. He says he finds Leisure World, with its perfect climate, a great place for anyone who loves gardening. 

Denton was born in San Diego, and he remembers his grandparents’ fig and apricot trees, tomato and pepper plants, and, of course, all kinds of flowers from snapdragons to birds of paradise. On his patio in LW, he has a pup from his grandparents’ gigantic Stagorn fern. 

From a young age, Denton learned to mow and trim his family’s lawn and was inspired by his parents’ love of gardening. Denton says that the connection with nature when his hands touch the soil is an amazing gift.

Tickets for the June Luncheon will be on sale for $30 in the Lobby before the meeting. The plant table will be up and running in the meeting room, and the “WE CARE” table will be set up in the Lobby, ready for donations of cash, checks and non-perishable food items. The greatest need right now is for monetary donations to assist local people in need with rent, utility bills and other costs of living affected by the current high rate of inflation. 

—Nancy Goldstein

Golf League Results for April 29, May 2

On April 29, 12 men of the Leisure World Golf League attacked the par-62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. With numerous water hazards, narrow tree-lined fairways and yawning sand traps, the 4,000-yard course requires accurate drives and approach shots. The course was damp from overnight watering, and the early-morning clouds persevered until mid-round, when it warmed up nicely with no wind. Seven scores were at or below par, but there were only three birdies.

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

A Flight: First place: Dave LaCascia, a nice 3 under 59, plus a birdie; second: tie between Gary Stivers and Clay Fischer, even par 62; third: Sam Choi, a hard-fought 2 over 64; fourth: tie between Tim Looney and Bill McKusky. Stivers had fewest putts for the round, Choi was closest to the pin on the 100-yard third hole, and McKusky had a birdie.

B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, well-played 9 under 53, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 120-yard 15th hole; second: Tom Ross, a first-rate 7 under 55, plus fewest putts; third: Pat Paternoster, a very good 5 under 57; fourth: Lowell Goltra, an excellent 4 under 58; fifth: tie between Gene Vesely and Ron Jackson.

Challenging the 5,800-yard, par-71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana on May 2 were 13 golfers. The morning was cool and overcast for the entire round, and there was no wind. With deep sand traps and wide, tree-lined fairways, Willowick requires length off the tee and accurate approach shots. The greens were recently aerated, making putting a challenge. Such conditions led to eight scores at or under par and yielded four birdies, plus a rare eagle.

A Flight: First place: Jim Goltra, a very well-played 8 under 63, plus tied for fewest putts, the lone eagle and two birdies; second: Fischer, an excellent 4 under 67, plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard fourth hole; third: Stivers, a nice 3 under 68, plus tie for fewest putts; fourth: LaCascia, a sweet 2 under 69; fifth: Chris Lankford, a good 1 under 70; sixth: tie between McKusky, Choi and Norihiro.

B Flight: First place: Vesely, a very good 5 under 66, plus a birdie; second: Lowell Goltra, a fine 3 under 68, plus fewest putts; third: Ron Jackson, at 1 under 70; fourth: tie between Bill Zurn and Munn.

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 with the league 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. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Though Clubhouse 6 was closed for Cinco de Mayo festivities, that wasn’t going to keep this group from dancing. Joyful Line Dance met in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, for a fun time led by Jojo Weingart (in gray shirt). The group regularly meets on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6, with dance direction from Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim. Classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Weekend Night Dances

Velvetones to play Sunday

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Leisure World’s own professional big band, plays swing and jazz standards on Sunday, May 15, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Under the direction of Jeff Plum, the band performs music for dreaming and dancing, a combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that defined popular American music for more than three decades and still pervades the public consciousness.

They authentically re-create the style, musicality and essence of a bygone era, peppering their repertoire with contemporary pop hits to appeal to a broader audience. Whether it be a well-known standard, contemporary jazz showcase, sentimental vocal ballad or a hard-swinging brass feature, the Velvetones provides a complete package of musical entertainment. 

The Velvetones perform on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Masks are no longer required inside the clubhouse regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended. There is no table saving allowed, but everyone may bring their own snacks. The GRF asks everyone to sign in, either as a resident or guest. 

Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to allow adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the room for the following day. 

No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands. Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodians, according to the instructions they have been given.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet today, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Instructor Ben Benjamins will demonstrate how to send photos as an attachment via email. All participants will be asked to send at least three photos each month to be shown on a high-definition TV in the classroom. The object of future lessons will be how to make and create photos, not just take pictures. 

The assignment for the May meeting is to make a portrait. Members are asked to bring any of their photos to share for the vote. The chosen photos will be hung in Clubhouse 3. 

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.

—Esther Cummings

Sunday Bingo

Join bingo players every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

Games on the first Sunday of the month are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; those on the second and fourth Sundays are sponsored by American Legion, Post 327. The Filipino Association of Leisure World hosts on the third and fifth Sundays. 

After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.

Shufflers upset Hot Shots 

Game 16 of Shuffleboard league play was held at the Clubhouse 1 courts on April 29. After a hard-fought competition, the Shufflers defeated the Hot Shots 12-6. The Hot Shots are now in first place, with Shufflers in second and Sliders in third. 

The Shufflers’ all-game winners were Anita Giroud, Sal LaScala and Kay Mount. The Hot Shots’ all-game winner was club President Carrie Kistner. 

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.

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 being rewarded. Sign-ups are available at the courts.

The club’s general meeting, with nominations and elections for new and/or returning officers, was held May 11 at the Clubhouse 1 courts. 

Shuffleboard is an entertaining and challenging game of skill and strategy. No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided; the only requirement is closed-toe shoes with non-skid soles. To use the Shuffleboard courts, people must be trained in court setup, maintenance and play, with the goal of becoming a participating club member. 

Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for details.

—Dave LaCascia

Grapevine Line Dance

The Grapevine Line Dance club meets every Thursday from 2-5 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. For more details, call (562) 596-8273.

Women’s Golf Club

On May 3, 45 Women’s Golf Club members competed for low gross, low net and a circle hole on No. 8.

The winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Janice Turner, 25; low net: Margie Thompson, 23; circle hole: Joann Lim.

Flight B: Low gross: Sally Park, 30; low net: Alison Kim, 24; circle hole: Sun Lee.

Flight C: Low gross: Lisa Kim, 30; low net: Sue Yokomi, 21.

Flight D: Low gross: Soo Kim, 30; low net: tie between Neva Senske and Joyce Basch, 22; circle hole: Kum Delias.

—Anne Walshe

Genealogy Club

Anyone interested in learning how to build a family tree and making exciting discoveries about their family is invited to contact the Leisure World Genealogy Workshop at LWGW@gmail.com for more information.

Pinochle Scores

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 21: First place: Marilyn Allred, 12,890; second: Pat Blum, 12,460; third: Alma Zamzow, 11,750; fourth: Keith Clausen, 11,450.

April 23: First place: Peggy Kasper, 11,640; second: Jim Dix, 9,780; third: Irene Perkins, 9,620; fourth: Marge Dodero, 9,390.

April 25: First place: Marilyn Allred, 14,860; second: Gene Smith, 12,270; third: Ruth Bonnema, 12,040; fourth: Charlotte Westcott, 11,800.

April 28: First place: Irene Perkins, 12,970; second: Amy Kasuyama, 12,410; third: Antonia Zupancich, 11,820; fourth: Marilyn Allred, 11,120.

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.

Kayak Anglers

Anyone interested in forming a kayaking and fishing club is invited to contact Ted Nowell at (562) 458-9384. 

Members would fish the local bays and marinas as well as explore natural habitats and enjoy nature. 

No experience necessary.

Women’s Club Table Top Games

The Women’s Club Table Top Games will be held on May 20 from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Members and friends are welcome to bring and/or join any game they enjoy. Lunch will not served, but everyone is welcome to bring their own; the Women’s Club will offer coffee and hot water for tea and hot cocoa, as well as sweet treats.

The group invites all members to bring their favorite game to meetings on the third Friday of every month. Everyone is asked to donate $1 to support LW philanthropies. On May 3, the Women’s Club was pleased to present a check to LW’s Impaired Vision and Hearing Club. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.

—Beth Greeley

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All games start at 12:30 p.m. and end about 3:30 p.m. 

On April 28, there were seven tables. Coming in first in the north/south seats were Fern Dunbar and LaVonne McQuirkin, earning 0.61 master points, while in the east/west seats were Russell Gray and Daniel Frank, earning 0.39 master points.

There were seven tables again on April 29. Sitting in the north/south seats were Bill Brooks and Jeanette Estill, earning 0.55 points; in the east/west seats were Lynn Danielson and Jane Reid, earning 0.39 points. 

On April 29, there were nine tables playing. In the north/south seats were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, earning 0.72 points, and sitting east/west and placing second were Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson, earning 0.50 points. 

On April 30, there were five tables. In the north/south seats were Linda Stein and Sue Fardette, earning 0.28 points. In the east/west seats were Russell Gray and Linda Nye, earning 0.40 points.

For reservations to play, contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 or hbsharonb@gmail.com.

—Sharon Beran

Scandinavian Folk Concert and Dance

On May 29, from 2-5 p.m., there will be a Scandinavian folk concert and dance with live musicians in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is invited to bring their own snacks. Those who plan to dance are advised to wear low-heeled, leather-soled shoes. The event is free, but donations for the musicians are appreciated. Masks are advised.

In addition to hosting a fun event, the organizer hopes to recruit anyone interested in joining a Scandinavian Club for cultural exchange and dance lessons. If there is enough interest, a dance and music workshop could be sponsored at Thanksgiving. 

For more information, call Diane Gruber at (714) 343-6431. 

Slip into this lecture on paphs

The South Coast Orchid Society of Long Beach will host a program by Tim Culbertson on “Historic Paphs: Passions and Paradigms of 150 Years” on May 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Whaley Park Community Center in Long Beach. 

Whether they’re called slipper orchids, paphiopedilums or paphs, these strange flowers from Southeast Asia have intrigued generations of gardeners. Once orchid enthusiasts in England started cross-breeding them, dramatic colors, spots and stripes appeared—and on ever-larger flowers. In the 20th century, American growers joined in, including a succession of SoCal orchid enthusiasts who have brought their hybrids to the South Coast Orchid Society’s monthly meetings ever since it was founded in 1950. 

Culbertson is uniquely qualified to tell this story, having worked with the plants for years at major botanical institutions and in his own collection. Orchids grown by the society’s members will be on display.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

The mini documentary “The Beginning of Leisure World,” by Video Club Producer Owen Hughes, focuses on how the community began in the early 1960s. It plays this month on SBTV3; people can view the production on Spectrum (Ch 3), Frontier (Ch 37) and SBTV3.org. Check SBTV3.org/schedule for dates and times.

Cribbage Club

On May 3, 50 cribbage players celebrated the birthday of former club president Patti Smith with cake and ice cream, which were served by Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers.

Prize money went to Dave LaCascia, who placed first with a score of 843. Russ Gray came in second with 840, Marie McGuire was third with 838, and Jack Hawn was fourth with 834. Ron Jackson won six out of seven games with a score that was out of the prize range.

New members are always welcome to join the Cribbage Club, which meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served at noon, and seven games are played beginning at 12:30 p.m. Dues are $5 for the year, and $1 is collected each week at the table. 

For help in learning or brushing up on the game, contact Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Travel Opportunities

The following trips and events are organized by Janet Karter. For more information, contact Karter at (562) 924-1938 or (562) 715-0520. Checks can be sent to 7831 Denise Circle, La Palma, CA 90623.

Oct. 22: English Tea and Brass Rubbing at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva, Lakewood. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. and return after 2 p.m. A check for $42 per person can be sent to the address above.

Nov. 13-15: Laughlin Getaway at the Edgewater Hotel in Nevada. The cost for the three-day, two-night trip that includes bus, snacks, water, a tip, Oatman, and a double-occupancy room is $280; with a single room, it’s $295. 

A $50 deposit is due now, with a final payment due Oct. 24. Cancellations prior to Oct. 24 will get a full refund; after, no refunds will be issued.

Dec. 15: Holiday Party at Wood Ranch in Cerritos at noon. RSVP to the phone numbers above.



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


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.   7/21


Veteran-Owned. For ALL Your  Electrical-Needs/714-406-9650!  30+ Years Experience.  Bonded/Insured. Web address Cal39.com  State License 980763.  5/19




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.   6/30


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.  7/21



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. (562) 430-9966, (562) 822-6655.


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.


WIN A Free Portrait Of Your Pet By Noel. To Sign Up Go To: FurryFriendsArt.net  Winner Announced Monthly Via Email

Questions: Call Noel 562-380-0949 You Can’t Lose!  5/26


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


Caregiver/Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206318. 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.   7/28


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. 7/14



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   7/28


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


LeeGee Cleaning Services.  Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly.  7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB  Business License LEE0004.  5/19


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.  7/28


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



Offers FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859   5/19


3 Wheel Red Scooter.  EW-10 Sport $1,950.00   Call 310-429-2224


Scout 4-Wheel Scooter, Like-New. New batteries. $650.00 Call Bob 562-760-5875.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   6/02


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   7/14

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   6/30



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


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229.  7/14


M7 Swap Meet in Central Park, May 19, 2022. Mutual-7 is hosting a swap meet AT THE NORTH END OF CENTRAL PARK (Northwood Road, just west of St. Andrews, between buildings/164 and 165), THURSDAY MAY 19, 2022, 8:30am-1:00pm. For questions please call Irv Hart, M7-RESIDENT, 562-296-5619.  5/12


Electric professional facial chair, desk and bookcase in good condition. Call 562-296-5328.


JAZZY Select-6 Power-Chair. New batteries. Great Shape! Price Reduced Again/$425/OBO. Contact Bob/562-760-5875.