June 9 2022
Coalition to streamline social services in LW
LW residents are welcome to attend the inaugural event of a powerful new resource coming to the community. A coalition of top Orange County agencies that focus on aging will be based in LW for easy access to services, information and programs.
A Meet and Greet will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, in the breeze way where the new office is located in Building 5.
Residents are welcome to drop by and meet the collaboration team, including GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison Robann Arshat, who is orchestrating the new resource. There will be information about each agency, giveaways and refreshments.
As of this month, Leisure World will have on-site staff from the Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s OC and Adult Protective Services. Residents can easily book a private appointment by calling Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
Council on Aging
The Council on Aging can provide free help with a variety of programs.
• Friendly Visitors: Trained volunteers visit isolated older and disabled adults weekly by telephone or in person.
• Reconnect Program: Offers no-cost short-term and private comprehensive services to Orange County residents ages 60 and above who are experiencing emotional challenges and overall health barriers, particularly those appearing later in life.
• Senior Protection & Financial Abuse Specialist Team: Staff helps seniors recognize and guard themselves from financial abuse, scams, and fraud.
• HICAP: The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program helps Medicare beneficiaries understand their benefits so they can choose the options best suited for their needs. HICAP can also provide advocacy when a seniors health care benefits and rights are threatened or denied.
All of these programs from the Council on Aging offer supportive social structure from trained volunteers who can identify clients’ unmet needs and ongoing assistance.
Alzheimer’s OC will be on-site to offer help with a variety of programs at no cost. With 40 years of helping people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, its services and programs are designed for people struggling with memory loss, and caregivers, families and friends who face challenges caring and interacting with those who suffer from Alzheimer’s.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services serves adults 65-plus, protecting them from abuse, neglect or exploitation. It also advocates for seniors who have been harmed or are at risk of harm and can provide crisis intervention.
APS workers investigate and are focused on remedying cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation. They work closely with a wide variety of allied professionals such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement officers. APS also has a vast list of community resources and can assist the elderly and their family members in developing individualized care plans.
Golden Age Foundation
Golden Age Foundation is a Leisure World non-profit volunteer group that has been serving Leisure World for over 48 years with a variety of programs especially designed to enhance LW living. Programs include the free loan of mobility aids such as walkers and wheelchairs, a document shredding service and emergency-help resources.
Golden Rain Foundation
None of this would be possible without the GRF, which provided the space, equipment and budget to get the on-site collaboration started.
The team’s goal is to help each resident thrive, and safely and successfully age in the comfort of their own home. Programs will be tailored for a resident’s specific needs.
Appointments are required. To set up an appointment with a social workers, call Robann Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
People who need immediate help should contact:
• Council on Aging: (714) 479-0107, www.coasc.org.
• Alzheimer’OC: (844) 435-7259 (24 hours), www.alzoc.org/services.
• Adult Protective Services: (800) 451-5155 (24 hours).
• Golden Age Foundation: (562) 431-9589, www.goldenagefdn.org.
Fourth of July fest features classic cars and music
The GRF Recreation Department will host the annual Independence Day event with a Classic Car Show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, a Craft Club show, and the ever-popular Black & White Knights band on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot.
The GRF Transportation Department will run a continuous shuttle to Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Clubhouse 4, so take advantage of this park-and-ride service.
Singer Mark Barnett will perform the best-loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s with his band The Black & White Knights. Barnett started out on his musical journey at the age of 13 singing in his father’s band, The Johnny Barnett Show. In 1991, he struck out on his own with his Roy Orbison tribute show. Over the years, he and his group have performed at venues such as the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Elks Opera House in Prescott, Arizona, to name a few.
Barnett has an authentic Orbison style and vocal range that capures the singer with such classic hits as “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Running Scared” and more. The master musicians who make up The Black & White Knights bring all the ingredients of an actual Roy Orbison concert.
Activities will start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and will continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome. Koffel’s Taco and Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que trucks will be available for refreshments.
The Silver Fox Club is seeking residents who own classic or unusual cars to participate; club membership is not required. Non-residents are also welcome to make the show a success. Contact information is available through the Recreation Department by calling (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are GRF members or not.
Arts and craft clubs will display and sell their handmade wares in the table tennis area in Clubhouse 6. The clubhouse, including the fitness center, will be closed.
Participating clubs should contact Kathy Thayer at (562) 431-6586, ext. 398, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the equipment needed for their display. Some space may still be available, and any GRF craft club may apply.
—Kathy Thayer, recreation manager
GRF directors elected to board
A special meeting of the GRF Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, for the purpose of stating the counting process for the election of a GRF Directors representing even-numbered Mutuals. The results of the ballot count are as follows, with the winner’s name bolded:
• Mutual 2: Susan H. Jacquelin, 220; Teri Nugent, 247; Valerie Kornahrens, 199; ; Paula Snowden, 195.
• Mutual 4: Marsha Gerber, 180.
• Mutual 6: Susan Hopewell, 207.
• Mutual 8: Camille K. Thompson, 165.
• Mutual 10: Carol A. Levine, 132.
• Mutual 12: Carole S. Damoci, 168.
• Mutual 14: Lee Melody, 162.
• Mutual 16: No Candidate
Quorum only: 19
The minutes of the June 7 Board meeting will be published in the LW Weekly upon approval at the regular July Board meeting.
City of Seal Beach Council to have open District 5 seat
The Seal Beach City Council is composed of five council districts. Each council member is elected by the voters of the district that they represent.
Incumbent Council Member Sandra Massa-Lavitt, District 5, will be termed out this year after serving two four-year terms.
District 5 covers Leisure World west of St. Andrews Drive. That includes Mutuals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and part of Mutual 1. (LWers east of St. Andrews are in District 2, represented by Council Member Thomas Moore.)
Also up for election are representatives for District 1, Old Town and Surfside Colony; and District 3, Marina Hill, Coves, Bridgeport and Heron Pointe.
To be eligible to represent District 5, candidates must be a:
• citizen of the United States.
• registered voter.
• resident of the City of Seal Beach and council district.
• 18 years of age or older.
A person is not eligible to hold a position as city council member unless he or she is a registered voter of the city at the time the nomination papers are issued to the candidate.
Candidates should file nomination papers between Monday, July 18, and Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. (by appointment only) in the Office of the City Clerk of Seal Beach at City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach.
For a complete explanation of forms needed, visit https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/City-Clerk/Information-for-Council-Candidates.
The City Council is the community’s legislative body and provides direction on business matters, sets policy and adopts the annual budget, according to the Seal Beach website.
Because the City Council is the legislative body, its members are the community’s decision makers.
The city manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council as its full-time executive whose job is to administer city staff, projects, policies and programs on behalf of the City Council.
The City Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Unless otherwise announced, the meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 211 Eighth St., and typically begin at 5 p.m. with a study session or closed session meeting.
The televised portion of the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on cable television on SBTV-Channel 3 or on the City’s website through the Agenda, Notices & Meeting Videos option through the Government menu option.
Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag displayed for AAPI Heritage month
The Optum Health Care Center has been displaying international flags as part of its salute to cultures of the world. The Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag will be displayed there in June to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The Vietnamese American Club in Leisure World provided the flag, which has a history rooted in peace and freedom.
The 1954 Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into two independent and separated countries, Communist North Vietnam and the the Republic of South Vietnam. It represents peace and freedom and was supported by the U.S. and Allies in the war against communist North Vietnam, according to Loc Ton, president of the Vietnamese America Club in Leisure World.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975 with over 58,000 Americans and more than 2 million Vietnamese dead.
For millions of Vietnamese refugees around the world, including Vietnamese Americans in Leisure World, the Flag of Republic of South Vietnam represents freedom, democracy and human rights. The flag was designed in 1948 and consists of a yellow background with three red horizontal stripes through the middle.
The Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag was recognized by the City of Seal Beach on July 25, 2014.
Vietnamese refugees around the world have been successful in convincing localities and municipalities in their host nations to accept and display this Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag, instead of the flag of the communist Vietnam, on celebratory occasions.
—from the Vietnamese American Club
Lunch to honor Korean War veterans starts today at noon, a time change 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 lunch at noon today, Thursday, June 9, at Clubhouse 2.
Each veteran will receive catered Korean barbecue lunch.
RSVP is required, and early arrival for a parking space is recommended due to the large number of people expected to attend. To RSVP or for more information, call Simon Lee at (818) 632-7799.
Y Service Club ice cream social is June 11
by Dianne Hart
The Y Service Club will host an ice cream social to entice potential volunteers to come and find out more about the club.
It will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Veterans Plaza. Members will be there to introduce people to the club and the benefits of joining a group whose primary interest is to help LW neighbors and friends with little tasks and errands.
Mandi’s Ice Cream Truck will provide a free ice cream bar to all who sign in at the event. People don’t have to join the club to enjoy an ice cream, find out about new opportunities to serve and meet some delightful new friends.
North Gate Road Construction Update
Pile driving was scheduled to begin as early as June 8 along North Gate Road from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The North Gate sound wall is being replaced as part of OCTA’s I-405 Improvement Project.
Pile driving, which can be loud, is expected to last for approximately two weeks as part of construction work for the foundation of a sound wall along southbound I-405 adjacent to North Gate Road; 45 piles will be driven into the soil.
Also, pile driving started June 6 next to the southbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach Boulevard from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and was expected to last for approximately one week. It will pave the way to build the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge monument structure adjacent to the southbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach. Two piles are being installed.
Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some support activities may occur from 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Sign up for Seal Beach Blvd. and North Gate Rd. construction alerts at bit.ly/405sealbeachcommunity.
For project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts, visit bit.ly/405-signup.
The duration of this work may change depending on site conditions. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational issues.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is scheduled to fully close North Gate Road as early as June 13 to build a new 18-inch sewer line that crosses the 405 from North Gate Road to Old Ranch Parkway.
The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Work is expected to be completed in 8-to-12 weeks.
The I-405 Improvement Project team will host an online meeting to provide the community with an update on the North Gate Road construction.
The meeting is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. People can register for the meeting online at bit.ly/405webinar-northgateroad.
Pool opening delayed
The LW Pool and Spa was expected to open June 9, but a malfunction in the pool heater was discovered during a final inspection last week.
The part is unavailable and will need to be manufactured. Once received, the facility will have to pass an inspection by the Orange County Health Care Agency. As soon as it passes inspection, the pool will be open to swimmers.
As of June 6, there was no estimated opening date, pending more information on parts availability.
Take your best shot for 2023 calendar
The LW Weekly will produce a 2023 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in late 2022. This year, photos will be accepted all year long, so people can take compelling shots of local landscapes and immediately submit them for possible inclusion in the calendar.
That will save the time of swiping through hundreds of pictures at year’s end to find that perfect shot. Editors are looking for scenic vistas of Leisure World and Seal Beach. Photos of people are not eligible. Holiday or seasonal shots are welcome, especially images that capture the spirit of October, November and December.
Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format. Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual” or “original” size format. Email entries to email@example.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. For information on technical requirements, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 392.
Planned power outage to replace utility pole
Southern California Edison will replace two utility poles that will require a power outage to the Service Maintenance yard and Buildings 2, 6 and 15 in Mutual 3 on Friday, June 10.
Also, Canoe Brook Drive will be closed so work crews can stage equipment and for safety.
Power will be turned off from about 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to allow for the removal and replacement of the poles, which are located near13880 Canoe Brook Drive.
GRF employees will not have parking access in the one-way, alley that day.
2022 Paving Project
Phase 1 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project will start on June 13. Annadale Drive, Burning Tree Lane and St. John Road will be the first streets to undergo asphalt replacement. The work should be finished by June 30. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones.
The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing and slurry work on a total of 18 LW streets.
Editor’s Note: The Korean American Association will honor veterans of the Korean War for their sacrifice and dedication with a luncheon at noon, today, June 9, in Clubhouse 2. This is a tribute from Korean American Association Officer Grace Kim, which she wrote in their honor.
by Grace Sangok Chun Kim
During the Japanese colonial rule from 1910-1945, more than 140,000 people were arrested, and many fled to Russia, China and United States.
A provisional Korean government of the Republic of Korea in Exile was established in Shanghai, China, in April 1919 after a demonstration that took place at the funeral of Korean Emperor Gojong, who was rumored to have been poisoned by the Japanese imperial family. Among the 20 million Koreans present at the funeral March 1, 3.1 million participated in the demonstration; 7,500 people died, 16,000 were injured and 46,000 were arrested and detained. They were all fighting for Korean independence.
During World War II, young men and women were drafted to serve in the army. They were forced into hard labor, females were used as comfort women (sex slaves), and students were sent to factories to produce military uniforms and weapons.
At the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was liberated from 36 years of Japanese colonization. But after disarming Japanese soldiers, the Soviet Union and United States of America arbitrarily divided Korea at the 38th parallel.
Three million Christians and non-communists fled North Korea to South Korea. In doing so, they became traitors to the North Korean Communist government. South Korea established a democratic government in 1948.
On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began with a surprise attack by North Korea. The Soviet Union and China helped North Korea in an attempt to unify Korea as a communist country.
A well-trained and well-prepared North Korean Communist army occupied most of the South Korea in few days. They kidnapped Christians and community leaders. Young people were drafted into the army, and many of them were later killed.
The United States and 16 United Nations countries fought for South Korea’s freedom and independence.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, our hero, landed in Inchon Harbor on Sept. 28, 1950, and regained South Korea and most of North Korea. We thought that it would be a unified democratic country, but China sent an army 300,000-strong and attacked U.N. soldiers in the freezing cold months of November and December 1950. U.S. Marines were encircled and trapped in Chosin Reservoir mountains by the Chinese army, and many died in the fierce attacks.
Gen. MacArthur ordered a temporary evacuation from North Korea. About 200 U.S. Navy ships and Merchant Marine Cargo ships assembled at Hungnam harbor to evacuate 100,000 U.N. forces, 18,000 tanks and vehicles, and 350,000 tons of military supplies.
Additionally, there were 100,000 North Korean refugees waiting at Hungnam harbor hoping to flee North Korea aboard one of those ships. These people enthusiastically welcomed and supported U.N. Forces while they advanced on North Korea.
Lt. Gen. Edward Almond was responsible for the huge evacuation. Initially he refused to take in North Korean refugees and some commanding officers opposed rescuing these refugees, claiming that they could be enemy aliens, who might plot destructive acts in the ships.
However, South Korean President Syngman Rhee, Korean generals and particularly Dr. Bong Hak Hyun, a personal friend and advisor to Gen. Almond, urged Gen. Almond to allow the North Korean refugees aboard ships or they would be killed.
Finally at the last moment, Gen. Almond relented, saving 100,000 refugees, who were safely transported to Koje Island, South Korea. This Hungnam Evacuation was the largest, most successful massive military evacuation on the sea in military history, according to “Guinness Book of World Records.”
My husband, Dr. Luke Ikchang Kim, was a pre-med student at Seoul National University, School of Medicine. He was serving in the Republic of Korea Army Intelligence Unit as an interpreter. At 20 years old, he was asked by a ship’s captain to be his interpreter. So he experienced this historical evacuation first-hand. During the Korean War, a half-million people died, three million were wounded and 10 million were separated from their families. About 415,000 South Koreans died or were wounded; 429,000 were kidnapped; 100,000 U.N. Forces were killed and 33,629,wounded. More than 1.5 million North Koreans and Chinese died. The Korean War is not a forgotten war.
We will never forget all the young U.N. soldiers’ sacrifices and their love of liberty, justice and democracy in Korea.
In Korean, we say again and again “go map sum nida” and “sarang hap nida” or “thank you and we love you.”
Letter to the Editor
I agree with the views expressed in Kathryn Zajic’s (June 2) and Jeff Colflesh’s (May 26) letters. An editor’s note explained that banning political banners would be a violation of California’s Civil Code but could not the GRF or individual Mutuals limit the number of such banners at a given residence?
Zajic’s apt description of these displays as a “discount mart-type” impression brings to mind another, I believe, related issue of an impression being created by yard displays.
The proliferation of crosses, a relatively recent development, conveys a feeling of walking or driving through a cemetary. I’ve wondered where is the outcry that forced a very tasteful memorial statue to be moved from our main intersection because “Leisure World is too youthful and vigorous a community for such a reminder of aging.”
Maybe, because the crosses are small, we should consider the image they foster as that of a pet cemetery only.
Senior Focus—Assisted Living vs. Board and Care
Assisted Living vs. Board & Care Facilities
An assisted living facility or assisted living residence is a housing facility for those who are no longer able to care for themselves because of age or a progressing illness. These two types of facilities are far better than nursing homes or convalescent homes, which are now called skilled nursing facilities.
Hiring a caregiver 24/7 can cost as much as $20,000 a month. Both assisted living and board-and-care facilities offer 24 hour care, three hot meals and snacks, personal care, full housekeeping and Secure Memory Care.
There are no lengthy leases, and some offer a respite option.
Who pays for Assisted Living?
1. You or your family pay for your assisted living occupancy.
2. Long-term care insurance can pay for part or all of the monthly fee, depending on what type of insurance you have. Check with your long-term insurance provider to find out what you have.
3. Veterans during war time and their spouses may be eligible for VA Benefits that can help pay for assistance living fee obligation.
4. The Assisted Living Waiver Program can also be an option for those who are on Medi-Cal.
Assisted Living Waiver Program
This is a Medi-Cal program that can help with the cost of assisted living.
1. Assistance required with at least three activities of daily living (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, mobility, medication management, etc.).
2. Full scope Medi-Cal eligibility with zero share of cost;
3. Care needs equal to those of Medi-Cal-funded resident living and receiving care in nursing facilities.
NOTE: The list is now at a three-year wait to get approval.
Assisted Living & Memory Unit
• Large hotel/resort type facility (some also offer independent living).
• Houses 100-plus residents.
• Extra cost for your personal level of care.
• Age in place.
• Approximately one caregiver to 12 residents—more of an independent living style.
• Activities, formal dining room, movie theater, gym, hair salon, scheduled group outings and more.
• Laundry service or self-service laundry room and full housekeeping service.
• Medication management and distribution.
$5,000-plus starting for studio apartment; memory care, $6,000-plus to start; prices vary from facility to facility/city to city and level of care.
Board & Care (also called Residential Care Facility for the Elderly or RCFE)
• Single family home in a residential neighborhood.
• Six residents maximum per home; family setting; residents and staff become family.
• Includes all level of care, personal care and memory care.
• Age in place.
• One caregiver for every three residents (more hands-on care).
• Activities vary per household.
• Full laundry and housekeeping service.
• Medication management and distribution.
$3,800 to start and up to $7,000-plus. Prices vary depending on shared or private room and from home to home/city to city.
Local Assisted Living & Memory Care Locations
There are 440 assisted living locations in Orange County and the following local locations are where some of LW shareholders have moved. However, you have the option to move anywhere in the United States.
• Bixby Knolls Towers, Long Beach, (562) 426-6123, www.bixbyknollstowers.org.
• Brookdale, Brookhurst Street, Westminster, (844) 816-7995, www.brookdale.com.
• Brookdale, Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, (844) 600-8732, www.brookdale.com.
• Brookdale, Valley View, Garden Grove, (714) 898-3524, www.brookdale.com
• Carmel Village, Fountain Valley, (714) 962-6667, www.wellquestcv.com
• Crescent Landing at Garden Grove Memory Care, (714) 895-9898, www.frontiermgmt.com.
• Grove at Cerritos, (562) 219-3860, www.srgseniorliving.com.
• Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach, (714) 845-7664, www.mbkseniorliving.com.
• Katella Senior Living Community, (562) 596-2773, www.katellaseniorliving.com.
• Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach, (714) 408-9659, www.merrillgardens.com.
• Oakmont Senior Living, (657) 205-2810, www.oakmontofhuntingtonbeach.com.
• Sea Cliff Assisted Living, Huntington Beach, (714) 847-3999, www.seacliffassistedliving.com.
• Sunrise Huntington Beach, (562) 536-3032, www.sunriseseniorliving.com.
• Sunrise Seal Beach, (562) 434-9932, www.sunriseseniorliving.com.
• Villa Redondo, Long Beach, (562) 434-9932, www.villaredondo.com.
• Westminster Terrace Senior Living, (714) 902-9835.
• Westmont Living, (619) 320-6551, www.westmontliving.com.
There are approximately 523 Board and Care (RCFE) homes currently in Orange County. The best option for up-to-date information is to contact a placement agent.
A placement agent is a person who can help you find the right fit for a client’s needs. The service is free as agents receive a commission from the chosen facility.
Agents do all the research for people to find their best options. In some cases, agents are able negotiate price. Utilizing the expertise of a placement agent can provide a great advantage to people because it saves time and money to find the perfect fit for yourself or a loved one.
The GRF Member Resources department has met and interviewed the following placement agents.
These agents are part of the National Placement and Referral Alliance (NPRA), which is a nationwide organization that holds these agents to the best business practices, fairness, ethics, morals and professionalism to serve seniors and their families.
NPRA Placement Agents
• Above & Beyond—Cathy Gaertner, (949) 791-9227, www.aboveandbeyondrs.com.
• Alliance Eldercare-—Derek Mannion, (949) 870-7816 or 1(800) 936-4241, www.AllianceEldercare.com.
• American Senior Home Finders—Donna Rybacki, (949) 278-0155, www.AmericanSeniorHomeFinders.com.
• Clear Choice Senior Services-—Linda Armas, (714) 404-8210 or 1(800) 409-1917, www.ClearChoiceSeniorServices.com.
• Senior Living Placement—Joy Legaspi, (714) 325-6398.
• Senior Placement Hotline—Fernanda Fletcher, (714) 828-9437.
• Vicki Hines Senior Services—Low Income Placement, (949) 615-4340 (direct or text).
Council on Aging So CA Ombudsman Services
The Assisted Living Ombudsman is an advocate and may act as mediator in an attempt to resolve problems that arise between an assisted living facility and one or more of its residents.
Anyone can bring a complaint before the ombudsman. The complaint can be on behalf of a specific resident or on behalf of residents as a group.
For more information, visit the brochure display in the Building 5. (See story, page 1, for more information.)
Residents can book appointments to learn more by calling Robann Arshat at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
Setting It Straight
The headline “GRF has new cable service provider” on Page 1 of the June 2 edition was potentially misleading. The GRF Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee recently vetted a new company, which seeks to provide competitively priced bulk cable TV and Internet service in Leisure World; therefore, Mutuals will be working together with Interact Solutions to bring high-speed Internet to the community, paving the pay for premium TV packages. A campaign will soon be underway to educate residents about the various options available.
The Korean American Association of Leisure World, Seal Beach, will honor Korean War veteran at a lunch at noon today, Thursday, June 9, at Clubhouse 2. In previous editions, the time was incorrect. For more information, call Simon Lee at (818) 632-7799.
The June 2 edition of the LW Weekly ran an article headlined, “Korean War Veterans to be honored June 25 at CH 4.” The club hosting this event is Dongbu Pyungkang Church, not the Korean Veterans Association of Leisure World, which is not a GRF sanctioned club. This event is separate from the June 9 Korean American Association event to honor Korean War veterans.
GRF Annual Meeting Agenda
2 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Clubhouse 4 and via livestream
To view the GRF Board meeting live, go to www.lwsb.com. The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Membership Participation by Pre-arrangement
5. Minutes of the Annual Meeting, June 8, 2021
6. Introduction of Present Directors
7. A Year in Review
a. Architectural Design and Review Committee
b. Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee
c. Communications & IT Committee
d. Finance Committee
e. Governing Docs Ad Hoc Committee
f. GRF Administration Committee
g. Management Services Ad Hoc Committee
h. Mutual Administration & Service Maintenance Committee
i. Physical Property Committee
j. Recreation Committee
k. Security, Bus, & Traffic Committee
l. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
m. Website Redesign Ad Hoc Committee
n. Corporate Secretary
o. Health Care Center Advisory Board
p. All Other Directors
8. Introduction of Newly Elected Directors
9. President’s Report
10. Directors’ Comments
12. Installation of Newly Elected GRF Directors/Adjournment
GRF Special Meeting of the Board
1 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2022
Clubhouse 4 and via livestream
To view the meeting livestream, go to www.lwsb.com and click on the “Watch BOD Meeting Live” tab. The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Shareholder/Member Comments
NOTE: Foundation members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins. Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting and comments are limited to four minutes.
6. New Business
i. Ratify Committee Assignments, Ad hoc Committee Assignments (handout)
ii. Approval of Pedestrian Gate
iii. Amend 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board
iv. Amend 30-5167-3, Strategic Planning Committee Ad Hoc Committee Charter
v. Amend 20-5125-3, Communication/ITS Committee Charter
vi. Amend 20-5118-3, Publications Committee Charter
GRF Board Organizational
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14
Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream
Immediately Following 59th Annual Meeting
To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The live-stream uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
6. Election of Board of
NOTE: Foundation members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins. Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting and comments are limited to four minutes.
Presidents’ Council Recap
The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council was convened at 9:03 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on June 2 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom.
The following is a recap of that meeting:
• The regular monthly meeting minutes of May 5 were approved by the council, as printed.
• IT Manager Marcelo Mario provided an update on inaccurate information on the Masterfile.
• Facilities Director Mark Weaver provided an update on the Water Conservation Irrigation Mandate and LW swimming pool.
• Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee Chair Nick Massetti, CEO Interact Solutions Charles Siemonsma and Don Moore of Interact Solutions presented Cable TV packages and pricing, and provided an update on the bulk cable contract.
• GRF President Susan Hopewell presented her report on GRF accomplishments and thanked all participants for their support and patience.
• GRF Portfolio Specialist Ripa Barua presented the Mutual Administration monthly reports.
• Stock Transfer Assistant Manager Rosie Estrada presented the Stock Transfer monthly reports.
• Mutual presidents offered comments during the proceedings of the meeting.
The next meeting of the Presidents’ Council is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. People can attend or watch it via Zoom or YouTube Live.
An orientation meeting for Mutual and GRF Board directors will be held on Wednesday, June 29, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., location to be determined.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., June 9 Mutual 12 Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.
Fri., June 10 Mutual 2 Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.
Mon., June 13 Mutual 1 Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.
Tues., June 14 Mutual 5 Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.
Tues., June 14 Mutual 16
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., June 15 Mutual 9
Conf. Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., June 15 Mutual 7
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., June 16 Mutual 11
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1:30 p.m.
Fri., June 17 Mutual 15 Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Tues., June 14 GRF Board Annual Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 2 p.m.
Tues., June 14 GRF Board Organizational Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 3:30 p.m.
Fri., June 17 GRF Board Special Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
LWers encouraged to participate in voting process
The 2022 annual meeting season began May 17. The voting season will culminate after 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. 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 annual meeting (see the schedule on page 5).
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 (on page 5) 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. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
CAP Food Distribution
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be June 16.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.
For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or email@example.com.
Community Guide Listings Update
Residents who are not in the 2021-22 LW Community Guide and Telephone Directory and want to be listed in the white pages next year should fill out a form and turn it in to the LW Weekly office. Forms are available on page 55 of the current directory or at the LW Weekly office, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Residents may also email changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who do not want their listing to appear in future editions of the White Pages must also fill out that form and submit it to the LW Weekly office. Residents who are currently listed in the directory don’t need to do anything. Their listings will appear as is.
The directory is intended for the personal use of LW residents and is not circulated outside the community. A supplement will be printed in the fall with the new GRF and Mutual directors; the next Community Guide is scheduled for an early 2023 delivery.
Religion, pages 7, 10
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 will take place the fourth Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: Michael Bodgan will be bring this week’s message titled “The Master’s Touch,” which will continue his message “The Master’s Voice” from two weeks ago.
Jesus’ touch healed the blind, the crippled, the deaf, those with leprosy and raised the dead this is beautifully portrayed in the Gaither song, “He Touched Me” with lyics that say “Shackled by a heavy burden, beneath a load of guilt and shame, then the hand of Jesus touched me and now I am no longer the same.” Bodgan is studying to be a credentialed pastor with the Assemblies of God and will bring stories to life with the Scripture and from his childhood experience on the mission field with his parents.
Contact: More information 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 email@example.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck Franco’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
Congregation Sholom will hold Zoom services with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. Dangott will also hold hybrid services on Saturday, June 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This week’s Torah portion is Nasso (elevate) from the Book of Numbers. In this portion, God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the Nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the tabernacle.
The book club will meet via Zoom on June 15 at 7 p.m. The group will read “Gimpel the Fool,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121.
Beit HaLev has livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.
The livestream service for the Shabbat evening service is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.
For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit.
The Triennial Cycle Torah reading for this Shabbat is “Naso,” from Numbers 7:1-89. In this passage, Moses assembles the Tabernacle and consecrates all of the furnishings and ritual items. Following these rituals, a leader or prince, (Nasi), from each of the 12 tribes brings gifts, offerings, animals for sacrifices to be given to the Levites for their use. In all 12 cases, the gifts from each tribe are identical. The Torah lists each item from the tribes as an accounting record in a markedly repetitive fashion, indicating symbolically that each offering brought is as important as the one before.
The Maftir, the closing verses, describes a private moment between God and Moses in which Moses hears the voice of the Divine emanating from above the cover of the Ark.
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 at in-person services.
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. Everyone who seeks a path to the Divine is welcome, and Beit Halev doesn’t believe in labels.
To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions in the name of Robert Slater can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
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 should be those chapters in 1 Samuel not covered in the study. The reading for the week of June 13-19 will cover 1 Samuel 8 -10, 13, 15–18.
While reading the chapters in 1 Samuel, readings are introduced to a young poor shepherd. As he faced Goliath, he wore no armor but was clothed with impenetrable faith in the Lord.
The words in 1 Samuel can reach out and touch everyone. A few examples: “To obey is better than sacrifice,” “The Lord looketh on the heart” and “With the help of the Lord, we can overcome any challenge.”
The children’s song, “Heavenly Sunshine,” is the call to LW Baptist’s service on Sunday, June 12, at 10 a.m. The song echoes the actual event of Saul of Tarsus that moved him from being an enemy to being a follower of Jesus the Nazarene, recorded three times in the Book of Acts. Darlene Harris will lead the choir with Yvonne Leon accompanying at the piano.
The Christian Women’s Fellowship Club will meet on Monday, June 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. Following choir rehearsal on Wednesday, June 15, the Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. to catch up on missionary news and then have a discussion of the Psalm of the Cross, Psalm 22, which shows the love of the heavenly father and son.
For more information, call (562) 430-8598.
Faith Christian Assembly
In addition to Faith Christian Assembly’s weekly Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the church offers a weekly Bible Study on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. taught by Pastor Sheri Leming.
The midweek service is a great opportunity for people to dive deeper into the word of God. People who are looking for encouragement, wisdom, relationship advice and more can find it in the rich illumination and truth of the word of God
Psalm 119:130 says “The unfolding of Your words gives light, it imparts understanding to the simple.” All believers could use that, especially when it comes from their omnipotent, omnipresent maker.
All residents are welcome to join the Bible Study on Wednesday, June 15, as Pastor Sheri continues to teach on scriptural doctrines that can change lives and point out the relevance of the word of God to give believers hope, encouragement and direction through all challenges. This midweek service is also a opportunity for great fellowship, connecting with old friends and meeting new ones as well.
Faith Christian Assembly is conveniently located at the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive. The men’s and women’s ministries will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The current session of GriefShare is in progress for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. Contact the church office during normal business hours Tuesday-Friday for more information about these meetings at (562) 598-9010.
People can access the current and past newsletters at www.fcachurch.net/newsletters. Those who don’t have email can receive a free copy each month by calling (562)598-9010 or emailing email@example.com.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will resume its monthly gatherings on Wednesday, June 15, in the Fellowship Hall. Residents are invited to dust off their knitting needles and crochet hooks to see how they can be a blessing to a friend or family member in times of struggle.
Novices are welcome. Members are happy to teach beginners. Those who are interested in joining can call Joyce Reed at (562) 596-8656 for further information.
Sunday, June 12, is Trinity Sunday in the life of the church. The trinity is the idea that God is community: Father, Son, Spirit are one. A comedian once described the trinity as a warm cherry pie cut into three slices, with the warm gooey filling running together. At Community Church, Trinity Sunday is a reminder that Jesus invites believers to be one with him and one with God through the Holy Spirit. This means that trinity isn’t something “other,” something that God is, rather, the trinity is something believers are a part of as well. The original sin wasn’t knowledge, it was pride; thinking humans are superior to one another and to creation. Humans are the ones who dammed the flow of God’s love and then wonder why people and creation are failing. The trinity shows there is a way forward and a way to undo the divisions in the world.
Every Sunday Pastor Johan Dodge will remind the church that all people are welcome. Community Church is named the friendly church, and everyone is welcome to join in-person worship on Sunday, June 12, at 9:50 a.m. and via Zoom or Facebook. Community Church invites those who have not been to church before to join.
Due to COVID cases rising, people who want to attend the in-person worship service must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks.
Those who are in need without another way to address it can call the church office to leave a message at (562) 431-2503.
“Celebrating the Trinity” is the theme for Redeemer Church’s Sunday service on June 12. Redeemer Lutheran gathers to share God’s blessings in thanksgiving, praying with hope, faith and the peace of Christ, and abiding in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit.
Residents are invited to join the celebration and share the word and Communion on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where parking is available.
Every second Sunday of the month Redeemer Lutheran encourages people to donate nonperishable food. The donation cart is always in the entranceway of the church for people to donate at their convenience. The church distributes the food to those in need in the Orange County community.
For more information about the services or the church’s work in the community, call the church office at (562) 598-8697.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church is currently operating on a regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. For more information, visit www.holyfamilysb.com.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. 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).
Message From the Pastor
The subject of the final return of Christ to the Earth is a widely discussed topic and has earnestly been anticipated by Christ’s followers for 2000 years.
The day of the glorious return of Christ to Earth will be a time when all of his saints give him glory and honor for what he has done in them and for them. It is a day when believers will see their savior face to face to worship and praise him.
Those who do not believe in him or have not accepted him as their savior are destined to be excluded from his presence. This is explained by the apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10, “These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he comes in that day, to be glorified in his saints and be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.”
This important and relevant passage will be the topic of Pastor Bruce Humes’ message this weekend.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday the choir will sing “His Grace is Sufficient for Me.”
Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday’s prayer and Bible Study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.
All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.
Scripture of the Week
“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16, NASB.
First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. Those who have a need or want more information can call the church message line at (562) 431-8810. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.
Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, June 13 and 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group will go over Chapter 14 the book “Loving God with All Your Heart.” All are welcome to attend.
For more information about the group, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562)-594-8100.
Community, pages 12-14, 18
Mutual 9 Picnic Barbecue
TOP RIGHT: Over 100 hamburgers and 50 hot dogs were served at Mutual 9’s picnic barbecue. A moment of silence was held at 3 p.m. for veterans, followed by a rendition of “Taps” on the harmonica and the National Anthem. TOP LEFT: The music by Jim Rice’s (l) One Man Band and Mike Orr’s harmonica kept the barbecue upbeat and lively. BOTTOM RIGHT: Bob and Lori Walz have orchestrated more than 30 barbecues over 20 years they have lived in Leisure World.
Learn about the City of Seal Beach
Jennifer Robles and Lauren Barich from The City of Seal Beach will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, June 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. All residents are welcome to join; refreshment will be served at the meeting
Robles and Barich are both management analysts for the City Manager’s Office. They are eager to share updates and resources with Leisure World residents at the meeting. After many twists and turns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city knows LW residents are looking forward to opportunities to reconnect in Seal Beach and take advantage of everything the city has to offer.
During the meeting, Robles and Barich will discuss transportation programs, recreational classes, the Senior Resource Fair and other ways LW residents can get involved in the city.
The Sunshine Club began in January 2012 and is in its 10th year. It is designed to help all residents get along in the community and to encourage better communication among neighbors so that everyone can get the best out of living in Leisure World.
The club does not require membership dues to join the meetings, but donations are welcome. The club accepts people of all religious and political backgrounds, but asks members not to bring the subjects up at meetings.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Pickup location for Getty trip has been changed to Amphitheater parking lot
The pickup location for the Sunshine Club’s day trip to the Getty Villa on June 15 has been changed to the Amphitheater parking lot from 8-8:15 a.m. The group will take the Minibus to the Village Shopping Mall, where they will then board the tour bus to the Getty Villa.
All participants must be in the Amphitheater parking lot no later than 8:15 a.m. to get the bus. Anyone who misses the Minibus must drive his or her own car to the shopping center to catch the tour bus.
The Sunshine Club recommends people carpool so as to not take up too many parking spaces.
All passengers will be asked to sign a liability waiver before getting on the bus. Those who need to need to pick the form before the trip can pick one up at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. or after 11:15 a.m.
The Getty Villa Museum is filled with Greek and Roman antiquities housed in a recreated Roman country home that also offers tranquil gardens and an ocean breeze.
This day trip is filled to maximum capacity.
For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Filipino Association of Leisure World
Phyllis Pearce, Fern Self and Darcie Morris were all bingo winners at the Filipino Association of Leisure World’s (FALW) Bingo tournament on May 29.
Leisure World residents and guests are welcome to join and experience the excitement and fun of becoming a bingo winner at the next FALW bingo event on June 19.
The FALW reminds all veterans who plan to attend the annual Veterans Picnic on July 2 to register. Families and guests are welcome to attend.
To register for the picnic, call Eileen Merritt at (562) 487-1252 or Essee Hicks at (714) 488-6149.
LWers can also register for the FALW annual luau. Tickets can now be purchased for $30 from any club officer or member.
Senior Peace Club
Club rallies and writes against gun violence
In light of all the mass shootings in the United States, the Senior Peace Club Board encouraged its members to participate in a rally against gun violence on June 4 at Eisenhower Park in Old Town Seal Beach.
There was a good turnout for the rally, and afterward there was a silent walk down the pier.
To continue the fight against gun violence and for sane gun legislation, there will be a postcard writing event in lieu of the club’s general meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8. Attendees can write to their representatives to demand enactment of gun control laws. Postcards and stamps will be available, but people are welcome to bring their own cards and stamps.
All LW residents and guests who are appalled by the gun violence in this country are invited to attend the event.
For more information about the event, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.
MiraFiber cloths from the Y Service Club are available for purchase
The Y Service Club is selling MiraFiber cloths to raise funds to send kids to camp. The cloth plus water will clean any surface without chemicals. The cost is $6 each or five for $25. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Y Service Club. To purchase a cloth, call Glenna Hoff at (562) 296-5040.
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.
Paws, claws and beaks
Come to the picnic today at CH 1
The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will meet on Thursday, June 9, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon for a potluck picnic.
People are asked to bring a dish for eight people. Dogs must be on leashes with a new trick to share with the group. People can also sign up for raffle items at the picnic.
All LW pet owners are welcome to join. There will also be a prize for all cat owners who attend.
For more information, contact Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314.
American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Auxiliary will meet for lunch at Fiddlers Three on the Joint Forces Training Base for the installation ceremony on June 20 at noon. Call Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424 for more information. Guests are welcome. The driver of the car is required to show ID at the gate of the Los Alamitos base.
Flags are available for purchase for $12. To purchase, call Geri McNulty at (562) 673-1725 or van Aalst at (562) 343-8424. The flags are designed to hang on the house as a tribute to the country and for those who fought the freedom of the United States.
Church will honor Korean War veterans with dinner and gift
Dongbu Pyungkang Church will honor Korean War Veterans for their sacrifice and dedication during the service of Korean War from 1950-1953.
All Korean War veterans will receive a catered Korean barbecue dinner and gift at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in Clubhouse 4. People are asked to carpool or take the Minibus as parking spaces will be limited.
People must RSVP by calling Paul Lee at (310) 710-3114 no later than June 17.
FALW’s Veterans Picnic will be held on July 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Young American men and women volunteered to serve their beloved country despite the fear to uphold what was close to their hearts. These young people gave it all without reservation to preserve what they hold dear: freedom.
In gratitude to all veterans residing in Leisure World, the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) will hold its annual Veterans Picnic on Saturday, July 2, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds at 11:30 a.m.
This event is a tradition by FALW to recognize the selfless sacrifices of the men and women who dedicated their lives to preserve American freedom. The beneficiaries of these unselfish deeds can never repay these service members but hold them up on the highest pedestal.
FALW will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, Filipino noodles, egg rolls, home-cooked chili beans, green salad, fruit, cakes for the July birthdays of club members, soda and water. People can bring their own alcohol.
There will be a short program before lunch presented by some members of FALW and a performance by the Hui O Hula club. People will sing the individual military branch’s hymns. Father Juan Caboboy, FALW’s spiritual adviser, will do the invocation. FALW President Eilleen Merritt will give a short address, and “Taps” will be played.
Gifts will be presented to the veterans who registered for the event. Due to the club’s financial strain, only the first 75 callers will be given a gift.
To RSVP, call and state your name, branch of service and number of guests to Eilleen Merritt at (562) 486-1252; Essie Hicks at (714) 488-6149; Jane Haas at (714) 423-9689; Harry Varnas at (323) 791-1141; Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223; Ric Dizon at (714) 225-3597; or Ren Villanueva at (323) 854-6209.
Free safety flags will be available June 18
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) and the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will install free safety flags for mobility devices on June 18 in the parking lot in front of Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-noon.
The bright orange pennants are highly visible on the road or sidewalk and serve as an extra measure of safety for motorists. The flags will be installed on golf carts, scooters, bikes, trikes and motorized wheelchairs.
People must drive their mobility devices or golf carts to the event to get flags installed.
Recognizing the important role the safety flags play in preventing serious accidents, the GAF and Mutual 17 resident Andree O’Brien have purchased 300 pennants to be installed by volunteers from Rollin’ Thunder.
For more information, contact Carl Kennedy at (661) 810-9410 or Pat Davis from Rollin’ Thunder at (562) 431-6859.
Geraldine Krezan 98
Elizabeth Miller 83
George Havel 77
Phyllis Lesser 76
Helen Cool 55
Catherine Mangrum 79
Antoinette Petrosian 87
Jean Collacott 71
Ida Rossi 89
Richard Klink Jr. 85
Janice Culver 73
Lottie Roberts 111
Jesse Harris 85
Sharne Lebeau-Webb 56
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Sunshine Club members take a ride on a Duffy Boat
Members of the Sunshine Club enjoyed a sunny day on the calm water at the Huntington Beach harbor as they were treated to an introductory free Duffy Boat ride.
Duffy Boats will reach a high speed of 5 miles-per-hour and are spacious and comfortable for groups of up to eight or 12.
The group was happy to watch Maria Wong and John Mount receive driving lessons from Huntington Harbor Boat Rental Owner Lenny Grossman, who recently presented at a Sunshine Club meeting.
Those who want to learn more about the Duffy Boat rides or other boat rentals for a special rate (Sunshine Club rate) can call (562) 592-7877 and ask for Carly Pooler.
Grace Kim’s grandson Jeffrey Kim graduated from UCMerced on May 15 with honors. He plans to go to medical school to study neurology and find out causes and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Glenna Hoff’s granddaughter Marlena Inez Rivera graduated from Mary, Star of the Sea, in San Pedro with high honors. She was a National Honor Society recipient and wore the blue and gold cords. She also received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and received volleyball scholarships from five universities that accepted her. She will attend Orange Coast College for two years before going to a university. She plans to work in sports medicine or sports therapy.
OC Democratic Party Chair will be the featured speaker
by Mary Larson
The LW Democratic Club’s membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at noon via Zoom. All Democrats and supporters are invited to attend. People can receive the phone and computer login information in the club’s June 1 electronic newsletter or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ada Briceño, chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, will be the club’s speaker. Briceño will preview plans for the upcoming General Election as well as review findings from the recent Primary Election. The Supreme Court’s deliberations on abortion will also be on the agenda.
Briceño is the first immigrant to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County. She came to the United States at the age of 6 when her family fled a brutal civil war in Nicaragua.
After graduating from high school, Briceño began working as a hotel clerk, where she joined her first union and discovered union organizing. She immediately rose through the ranks, becoming the first Latina president of Local 681 at 26.
Briceño has dedicated her career to uplifting marginalized voices. She is the former chair of the California Democratic Party’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
In addition to her political and union work, Briceño has led efforts in a number of civil rights issues, including immigration and the environment.
Briceño is currently active in addressing women’s rights, serving on the Orange County Women’s March Steering Committee. She also serves on the Board of Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties.
In addition to her many accolades, Briceño was named one of Orange County’s 100 Most Influential Persons by the Orange County Register in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2014.
During the remainder of June, the LW Democratic Club’s board will examine the practicality and possibility of holding hybrid membership meetings in Clubhouse 2 beginning July 20. These meetings would provide participation of a maximum number of members and supporters, both those who feel comfortable meeting face-to-face indoors and those who don’t. Wearing masks at the meeting would be a requirement. Speakers would continue participating in the meetings via Zoom for the immediate future.
Club members who are interested in helping prepare for the hybrid meetings should call (562) 412-0898.
The LW Democratic Club thanks all the volunteers who participated in the outreach to LW Democrats and no preferred party voters so successful during the Primary Election period. Thanks also goes to the volunteers who have faithfully staffed the club’s Information and Hospitality Booth on Tuesdays.
LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the Club’s free electronic newsletter for
information about candidates who will be on their November ballots, as well as news about other issues by emailing editor Mary Larson at email@example.com. People are asked to include all contact information.
How to turn on closed captions on your TV
Loud televisions make up the majority of noise complaints in Leisure World each month. As people age and their hearing begins to change or diminish, watching TV and movies can become more difficult without turning the volume to its loudest setting, which then disturbs neighbors. For deaf individuals or people who are hard of hearing, satellite television, streaming services and more offer closed captions and subtitles to make watching television easier.
XFinity: First, turn on the program you want to watch, then press the Down arrow or OK button on the remote. Next, press the Left arrow to move to the “Closed Captioning CC” option and press OK with the remote. Choose to turn captions On, then you can customize the font size, color and formatting of your subtitles in the “Closed Captioning Options” menu.
Spectrum: Press the Menu button on the remote control, then scroll to “Settings & Support” and press OK/Select. Next, click on the Accessibility tab. Choose between Closed Captioning or Descriptive Video Service to turn captions on.
DirecTV: Press the Info button on the remote control, then press the Right Arrow button to get to Closed Captioning (CC). Select CC, and captions will turn on. You can personalize caption options with the following steps: Press the Menu button, click on the Settings option, then press the Right Arrow button to get to the Accessibility option and press Select. Navigate using the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.
Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour animal services line, (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report. Remember to not engage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or aggressive looking animal you come across.
Celebrate LW’s 60th anniversary with The Emperors
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.
The Asian-tropical buffet dinner will include a Korean signature dish bulgogi, Sotanghon glass noodle, chicken afritada, a vegetable medley with shrimp, mapo tofu, pan-fried minced vegetable and kimchi, plus a salad and sliced fruits. Coffee and water will also be supplied.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. People can also 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.
The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, June 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from noon–3 p.m. All LWers are welcome.
The meeting will feature a potluck luncheon. Club members are asked to bring a Japanese, Chinese or any Asian salad or desserts. Those who are not able to bring a dish are asked to pay $8 per person toward the purchase of takeout dishes.
Kazuko Monobe will be a speaker at the meeting
To join the potluck or receive more information, call Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102.
Hands and Hearts United in Giving
Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women.
To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6, 62A, or Mutual 2, 48A.
Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families.
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The Zumba Club meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. upstairs in the Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6 and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza.
“It’s an hour of great energy and great music that will leave you with a smile on your face,” says club secretary/treasurer Shannon Brennan. “The exercises are moderate intensity, easy to follow, and it’s a good workout for all levels.”
“With this workout, you’ll feel like you’ve flexed every muscle in your body,” adds member Mercy Sanchez.
For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.
Tom Pontac came in first place in his age division at the Marine Corps Semper 5K race. At age 86, he won’t let Parkinson’s disease stop him from living the best life possible and participating in the sport that he has done for more than half his life. His sponsors for his red racing Rollator flew in from Utah and presented him with a new Rollator for this race. The sponsors documented the entire day and believe that Pontac is inspirational for others who need assistance to keep moving.
LW Bike Club
Group bikes 42 miles to Newport Beach and back
LW Bike Club members Susana Jianto, Maryann Murray, Sue Lee and Mary Bergeron rode to Newport Beach and took the ferry to Balboa Island for lunch. The distance is 42 miles round trip, which burns over 1,200 calories.
LWers are invited to join the Bike Club on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are required.
For more information, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.
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 % 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, June 9: Turkey chili, cornbread and green beans with pimentos; watermelon; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and tomato salad.
Friday, June 10: Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, macaronni and cheese, with peas and carrots; fresh banana; Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, June 13: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, Au Gratin potatoes and peas with onions; mixed melons; chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet and onion salad.
Tuesday, June 14: Chicken noodle casserole, seasoned carrots and Brussels sprouts; cantaloupe; Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, June 15: Lemon-pepper chicken, brown and wild rice, and green bean almandine; Mandarin oranges; roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus tricolor pasta salad.
The following exercise classes air online at sbtv3.org/ schedule every week.
5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga Monday
6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga
Noon: Silver Age Yoga
7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages
5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages
6 a.m.: Feeling Fit
7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
Noon: Feeling Fit
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit
The Wa-Rite group recorded a total loss of 14.5 pounds on May 27.
The biggest loser for the week was Ellen Larson with a three-pound loss. Ruthie Nelson was awarded a Certificate of Achievement award for reaching her goal weight.
The meeting included a presentation by Melinda Lee on how to tame diabetes through eating less sugar and more fresh foods.
During the meeting, club members were asked to answer the question, “What are you willing to change in the next month to feel healthier?”
Wa-Rite meets every Friday at 8 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. New members are welcome; everyone must present a current GRF ID.
– Carol Chambers
The 2021/2022 season of the Shuffleboard League ended after the first annual Joan LaCascia Memorial Tournament on May 27 at the Clubhouse 1 courts. Fifteen players challenged each other for highest score over a three game stretch.
The first place winner was Jack O’Brien with 304 points (113, 82 and 109), second place was Harshard Patel with 300 points (93, 92 and 115) and third place was Sally Fowler with 266 points (87, 84 & 95).
Shuffleboard practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. BYOB practice nights, tournaments, and other social events will continue to be planned throughout the year for Shuffleboard club members and guests.
Shuffleboard is an entertaining and challenging game of skill and strategy. No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided. Cease being a couch potato, breakaway from the television and get acquainted with this fun game. People can enjoy meeting other Leisure Worlders, making friends, social events, and gentle, beneficial exercise. People must wear closed-toed shoes with non-skid soles. In order to use the Shuffleboard Courts, people must be trained in court setup.
Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for more information.
– Dave LaCascia
The winner of the annual Women’s Golf Club championship tournament is Devora Kim.
The third and last round was completed on May 24. The club congratulates Kim for an outstanding win. She has been a member of the club for several years and has won this event at least twice.
The flight winners were:
Flight A: Low Gross: Soo Choi, 28; Low Net: Ann Tran, 24.
Flight B: Low Gross: Nina DeRosa, 31; Low Net: Sally Park, 24.
Flight C: Low Gross: Lisa Kim, 32; Low Net: Liz Meripol, 26.
Flight D: Low Gross: Mary Devlin, 34; Low Net: Dale Quinn, 23.
– Dale Quinn
Men’s Golf Club
Leisure World Men’s Golf Club played in their second tournament of the month on May 25. Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658 yard 18 hole-par 54 course that has challenges for all who play.
A total of 54 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. The morning was cool and overcast with little wind. The wind picked up late in the morning, and the sun appeared briefly. The greens are in better shape than last tournament, but there are still numerous weed patches causing some inconsistent surfaces. The tee boxes and fairways remain well maintained. Golfers are reminded that they are responsible for their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. They are asked to repair their own plus one more to keep the course in shape.
Twenty-four of the golfers were net at or under par, plus there were 10 circle holes and 47 birdies. Closest to the pin on the eighth
All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).
A Flight: First place: Seung Lee, an excellent 7 under 47; second: Bob Barnum, a very good 6 under 48; third: Jae H. Lee, a hard-earned 4 under 50; fourth: six-way tie between John Kolthoff, Pat Paternoster, Kyoo Chin, Dong Kim, Mike Mayfield, and Richard Jun, a sweet 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Ron Steele and Bob Turner, a nice 1 under 53.
B Flight: First place: three-way tie between Ryan Hung, Terry Thrift, and Don Newhall, a super 2 under 52; second: Bob Johnston, a good 1 under 53; third: Paul Alloway, at even par 54; fourth: Won Song, at 2 over 56.
C Flight: First place: tie between Pater Bae and Byron Schweitzer, a terrific 7 under 47; second: Bob Boyle, an outstanding 6 under 48; third: Jack Haskins, a very good 2 under 52; fourth: Roger Bennett, a fine 1 under 53; fifth: 3-way tie between Steve Kang, Joe Didonato, and Mike Carlson, at even par 54.
The Men’s Golf Tournament will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Those planned to play in any tournament need to drop out can contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play.
The Men’s Golf Club Spring Picnic is scheduled for June 15 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at all Women’s, Men’s, and Guys & Gals tournaments. Men’s and Ladies Club members and guests are welcome.
– Dave LaCascia
Pool League Results
The Pool League held its monthly tournament on May 28 in Clubhouse 2 with 12 two-person teams playing six rounds of eight ball. Each game was against a different team and players alternated shots.
After three rounds, Ruffy Ramos and Roy Mittlesteadt were tied with Gary Monahan and Dave Mackinder at three wins. Ramos and Mittlesteadt won their fourth game to take the lead and then won game six to take first place with five wins and only one loss. Monahan and Mackinder tied for second place with Bill Clawson and Dennis Bedford at four wins each. No team lost more than two games.
On May 30, the LW Pool League had its sweepstakes event to culminate the spring season. This was preceded by a dinner of pizza, salad and cheesecake for dessert. Play started at 6:15 p.m., and all eight teams played every other team one game of eight ball and one game of nine ball. The Favorites finished with 10 wins and four losses. The team lost all of their singles games, but won all of the doubles and triples games. Beat the House, needed to win their last two games to tie for first and came back to win both games. Jokers Wild finished in third place with nine wins and five losses.
The most improved league players were Rusty Aquino, Sal LaScala and Steve Mitchell.
The Fall League will start on Sept. 12.
Golf League May 27 Results
On May 27, twelve golfers from the Leisure World Golf League, played through the cool and continuing “May Gray” overcast conditions at the 4,000-yard par 62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The sun remained behind the clouds for the entire round, but without the predicted misty conditions. The continuing dampness made putting surfaces inconsistent and the fairways unpredictable. Even with numerous water hazards, yawning sand traps, and narrow fairways, nine of the 12 scores were at or under par and the players, amazingly, produced nine birdies.
All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight handicaps are 20 and over.
A Flight: First place: three-way tie between Gary Stivers, Sam Choi, and Jim Goltra, an excellent 7 under 55; second: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Tim Looney, a hard-earned 5 under 57. Choi and Looney had 3 birdies each, Goltra had 2, and Stivers had one. Choi had fewest putts and Looney was closest to the pin on both the 100-yard third and 130-yard twelfth par 3’s.
B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, a very well-played 9 under 53, plus a birdie; second: Pat Paternoster, a super 8 under 54, plus tie for fewest putts; third: Gene Vesely, plus 2 birdies; fourth: Tom Ross, a fine 1 under 61, plus tie for fewest putts; fifth: tie between Elizabeth Butterfield, who also tied for fewest putts, Lowell Goltra, and Digna Vesely.
There was no Monday Golf on May 30 due to Memorial Day.
The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15–20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are often full, so advance reservations are available via 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.
Calling all Chicago sports fans
Marla Hamblin is looking for anyone from Chicago or the Midwest who is interested in meeting and talking about their favorite team: the Chicago Bears. The group meets on June 25 in Clubhouse 6 at noon.
For more information, call Hamblin at (714) 401-9973
Arts & Leisure
Joyful Line Dance
Joyful Line Dance meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim, among others, lead the class in dances that aim to improve LWers’ physical activity, sociability, mental acuity and appreciation for their community.
Out of safety and health concerns, classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis, and exercise shoes and face masks are recommended. No membership or fees are required.
For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Winners in the 8-table LW Duplicate Bridge game on May 26 were: Howard Small and Linda Nye, north/south, with a 61.31% game; and Jeanette Estill and Bill Brook, east/west, with a 59.82% game.
At May 27’s 10-table game, the winners were Judy Jones and Al Appel, east/west, a 65.05% game; LaVonne McQuilkin and Carol Murakoshi with a 64.12% game, second, and Jeanette Estill and Melanie Smith with a 62.5% game third.
The biggest game of the day was scored by Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson, north/south, with a 66.9% game; Larry Slutsky and Bob Goldstein were second with a 56.48% game.
In a 4-table Howell movement game on May 28, overall winners were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 63.10% game, and Jeanette Estill and Linda Nye were second with a 60.12% game.
East/west winners in a 10-table game on May 30 were Jeanette Estill and Kay Tseng with a 61.81% game; and Jeanette Williams and Adair Paul, second, with a 54.63% game. North/south winners were Linda Nye and Alan Olschwang with a 56.94% game; Sue Fardette and Bill Brooks with a 54.86% game, second.
Games are played on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Players are asked to arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or by contacting Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 a.m. on game day.
Rob Preece and Larry Slutsky offer bridge lessons on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, call Larry at (562) 253-7119.
Seeking Members for Poker Club
Mary Ann Root is seeking potential members for a new stud poker club. The new club would mostly play stud poker, but the dealer could call the game.
If you like poker but not “wild card” poker, contact Mary Ann at (714) 801-7553.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, the White’s third move is checmate.
The first move in solving this week’s puzzle is Qg8.
The White Queen moves from f7 to g8, Black King g8, White Pawn d8 becomes a Queen.
The next White move by Black Queen e8 is check mate.
The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
Photo Arts Club
The Photo Arts Club will meet on Thursday, June 9 at 1:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Instructor Ben Benjamins will review the photos sent by the members assigned to photograph an individual involved in a task or activity.
All participants are asked to send at least three photos to email@example.com, which will be shown in class. The object of the meeting is how to make and create better photos.
Over time, the class will discuss people, pictures, landscape photos; night photography; composition and balance; photo cropping; close-up work; photo correction using the photo editing software and other topics suggested by the students.
Everyone is welcome to attend and bring the photos to share.
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 May 26’s game.
First place: Charlotte Westcott, 15,240; second: Marilyn Allred, 11,450; third: Delores Cook, 11,230; fourth: Pat Blum, 11,090.
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.
Festival of Arts—Featured Artist to Demonstrate at Art League
The Laguna Beach Arts festival artist Janine Saltzman will demonstrate for the Leisure World Art League on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Over the past three years Saltzman has been a featured artist of the Laguna Arts Festival and also has a studio in Laguna Beach.
Janine was born and spent her formative years in exotic Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa. She was inspired by the mingled sights, sounds and flavor of the French, Arabic and Sephardic cultures of the beautiful Mediterranean seaport and frequently wanted to be able to paint the beauty that surrounded her. While attending secondary school in Paris, Janine discovered and was captivated by the masters of French Impressionism—Cezanne, Monet and especially Van Gogh.
Years later living in Southern California as a young mother and wife, Janine was able to follow her dream of becoming a professional artist. She dedicated every moment to painting and attending workshops taught by internationally famous contemporary artists.
Saltzman’s rich and varied background and love of color are evident in her impressionistic paintings, many of which are included in private collections across the country, and as permanent collection of the Pelican Hill resort in Newport Beach.
Saltzman holds a membership in the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters.
All LW residents and friends of art are welcome to attend the meeting. “Water” is the popular vote subject for June. Competition entries must be submitted by 6:30 p.m.
LW Cribbage players were treated to a chocolate cake and ice cream, courtesy of Maureen Habel, prior to the weekly tournament on May 31. Potsy Frank assisted with serving 54 members of the club.
Alma Zamzow took first-place honors with a score of 845 out of a possible 847. Margaret Smith came in second with 830, and Rosemary Wu and Lyn Doyle shared the third place with 829 and 824.
Three players: Potsy Frank, Carrie Kistner and Dave LaCascia won six of the seven games played but were out of the money.
Seven games of cribbage are played each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. with refreshments served at noon.
Players should arrive by 12:15 p.m. to get a spot at the table. New members are always welcome. Dues for the year are $5 with $1 weekly contribution at the playing table.
Anyone interested in learning or brushing up on the game or for more information can leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885.
Saturday Social Bunco
The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting is on June 11 in
the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30.
The winners from the May 28 meeting are: Cindy Wend, most buncos; Linda Payne, most wins; MayLyne Brenn, most babies; Nancy Floyd, most losses; and Kathy Russell, door prize. For more information, call club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.
The Tournament Poker club will host a casino-style game on Saturday, June 25, at noon in Clubhouse 6. A light lunch will be served, and prizes will be awarded to the final nine players. The buy-in is $20 in advance or $25 on game day. All LWers plus their friends and family are welcome. For information or to buy tickets, contact Debbie Barner at (325) 721-0687.
Hui O Hula was honored to be invited by Joe Samoa McMullin to participate in a paddle-out memorial for Surfrider champion and ocean advocate Tony Soriano at Seal Beach Ray Bay on May 28. Hui O Hula dancers have been part of Seal Beach’s ‘Ohana/Family Day for several years and remembered the beloved Soriano with the hula “Aloha ‘Oe/Farewell To Thee”. ‘Ohana Day was one of the marquee events founded by Soriano 15 years ago to gather and educate the community about ocean pollution and health. It will be renamed the “Tony Soriano Ohana Day”. Hula lessons are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6 and Veterans Plaza starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited regardless their skill level. For more information call (562) 431-2242.
Women’s Club Tabletop Games
The Women’s Club Tabletop Games are held on the third Friday of every month from 12-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Members and friends are welcome to bring and or join any game. Lunch is not served, but people may bring their own.
The Women’s Club will offer coffee and hot water for tea and cocoa and sweet treats. Everyone is asked to donate $1 to support Leisure World philanthropies.
In May, with the help of club members and friends, the Women’s Club presented a check to the Leisure World Hearing and/or Sight Impaired.
For more information, contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.
The Leisure World Genealogy Workshop can help residents find out who their ancestors are. The club has a dedicated group of experienced volunteers.
For more information, contact LWGW@gmail.com.
LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite books for publication in the LW Weekly. Include your name and mutual and telephone numbers.
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Tickets to the Garden Club’s annual June Luncheon are still available. The “Buckets of Love”-themed event, featuring entertainment and opportunity drawings for a variety of gift baskets will be held on June 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Country Garden Catering will provide a delicious meal of chicken, veggies, salad and dessert. The ticket price is $30, and membership in the club is not required. To purchase tickets or obtain more information, call Nancy Goldstein at (562) 896-8604.
The club is also looking for team members to be on the Tour Committee, which arranges day trips to nearby points of interest. Anyone interested should call Dee Steinbrecher at (562) 430-2400.
The Traveling Tigers Club will meet at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 on Wednesday, June 15. Kathy Engelhardt will speak of her trip to Tanzania in the summer of 2017.
The gathering will begin with the members’ potluck, followed by a short meeting at 1 p.m. and a presentation at 1:15.
Participants should bring a dish to share and own plates, utensils and coffee cup.
For more information, contact Susan Shaver at (562) 795-9151.
“Paper Roses”, a country hit from 1973, was Julie Nulad’s choice to sing for the karaoke audience on June 1. Walter Piippo did a ballad from the popular movie “North to Alaska” and Essie Hicks enlivened her song “Never, Never, Never”.
The smooth voice of Richard Yokomi sang “Let It Be”. David Noble performed the Everly Brothers’ hit “Let It Be Me” and Pat Pater-noster and Elizabeth Butterfield sang “Love Is Strange”.
Anna Le, Carmen Edwards and Susan Kelleghan were also among the 30 performers to take the mic.
Next week the Karaoke Club will serve sandwiches in celebration of spring.
Everyone, whether a singer or listener, is welcome to join the karaoke fun in Clubhouse 6 on Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. Anyone wanting to practice a tune should go to Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m.
2022 Amphitheater Music Shows
The 2022 Amphitheater music festival will start June 30 with a 12-show lineup at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.
No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining. The free weekly concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change).
June 30 Vegas Country—A Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain
Sponsors: On-Site Home Sales
Home Instead Senior Care
July 7 Terry Otte & Abilene
July 14 ABBA L.A.
Sponsor: Gasper Monteer Real Estate
July 21 Ronstadt Revival
July 28 Michael Bublé Tribute with Anthony Bernasconi
Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning
Aug. 11 Paul McCartney Tribute, Live and Let Die
Sponsor: Athens Services
Aug. 18 Stone Soul
Aug. 25 Neil Diamond Tribute
Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning
Sept. 1 Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart
Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare
Cannon Legal Firm
Sept. 8 The Long Run, Experience the Eagles
Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare
Sept. 15 Walk Like a Man, a Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare
News Deadlines for the LW Weekly
The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.
Discount Season Tickets Long Beach Symphony Pops Concerts
A limited number of members are now being accepted by Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 to join the 15-year-old discount season ticket group for the Long Beach Symphony 2022-2023 season.
Seats are in the side loge and $95 in section 109 or $125 in section 111 for five concerts. They can be purchased at the same price for guests and exchanged for floor seats for permanently or temporarily handicapped at no extra charge. Carpools will be arranged. Downstairs dancing during the concerts is permitted.
Concerts include: Oct. 29: Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute; Dec. 17: Holiday Pops with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 25: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba; March 25: Bravo Broadway! Celebrating the best of Broadway featuring “West Side Story”, “My Fair Lady”, “Chicago”, “Les Misérables”, “Hairspray”, “Rent”, and “Little Shop of Horrors”, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits from “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera”; May 20: A Night of Symphonic Rock Dance Party, featuring an all-star six-piece rock band and the Long Beach Symphony playing tunes by the Eagles, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Journey and more.
Visit longbeachsymphony.org for subscribers’ benefits to save up to 30 % off single ticket prices, priority seating, lost ticket replacement and flexible exchanges (including classical concerts) at no charge, dining discount card including local restaurants on concert and non-concert nights, no per ticket fees, tax deductible ticket returns, and early access to special events and offers. Call Berro at (562) 284-6054 between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Text first if possible.
Boathouse on the Bay summer concert series starts June 12
On Sunday, June 12, starting at 5:15 p.m., The Boathouse on the Bay will welcome the summer with a “Totally 80s Dance Party” benefiting the Long Beach Symphony. It is located at 190 North Marina Dr., Long Beach.
Conducted by Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu, musicians from the symphony will join a six-piece rock band in a celebration of the greatest hits of the 80s.
Enjoy the waterfront views and dance the night away to George Michael, Wham, Bryan Adams, U2, Billy Joel and more. Opening the night’s festivities will be King Salmon and the Funk Yard Horns.
Party attendees may buy food and drink on site, bring their own, or pre-arrange with one of the participating restaurants. Guests can select from packages that include reserved parking and seating.
Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com/e/boathouse-on-the-bay-presents-a-totally-80s-dance-party-tickets-273001092617. Get 25% off $100 general admission ticket with promo code “Leisure25.” For more information, call (562) 436-3203 or go to www.LongBeachSymphony.org.
Weekend Night Dances for June
The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Leisure World’s professional band, is back in action on June 19. It plays regularly on the first and third Sunday evenings in Clubhouse 4 featuring Big Band swing and jazz standards, music for dreaming and dancing.
No. 1 Abilene, Leisure World’s country rock band, is back on July 7 by popular demand. Going strong for nearly 20 years Abilene opened last year’s Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans.
Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer, guitarist Rod Anderson, guitar Synthesizer and pianist Jim Long, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer, round out the group.
They will be rocking Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Doors open at 5:30.
• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended.
• No table saving. You may bring your own snacks.
• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down and arrange the setup for the following day (except New Year’s Eve).
• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.
• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given.
• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of your favorite bands.
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Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. 6/30
Brown Leather Cap (lost mid-May) on/near golf course or surrounding Mutual-14 area. 562-565-3683.
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
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
562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.
Vinyl Plank/Laminate/Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Patio Carpet-and-Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262. 8/11
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
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
LW DECOR INC.
Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Fans/Light-Fixtures/Entry-Doors/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New Windows. 8/11
40+/Years in LW
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. 8/18
562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.
Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262. 8/11
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 7/21
Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint, specialty-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927. 7/28
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 8/04
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
562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Roll-Up Shades/Custom Drapes/New Sound Suppression Windows. 8/11
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. 8/18
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. 7/14
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) 822-6655, (714) 955-2885.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859
West Memorial Park. Garden of Remembrance. 1-Plot/$4,500. Seller will pay transfer-fee. Call between10:00am-2:00pm ONLY. 714-222-6741.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
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
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 12/30/2022
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. 8/25
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 8/11
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, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. 8/18
Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206319. 6/23
CTC Home Care Inc. Caregivers are Trained/Licensed/Bonded/Insured/Honest and speak good English. Available to work Full-Time/Part-Time. Licensed to drive for Doctor-Appointments/Groceries. Contact Person Consuelo/714-820-0294. Seal Beach Business License 14206475. 6/23
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. 6/16
Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License
WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 7/14
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
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. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A. 8/18
Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 8/18
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident SB License FUH0001. 6/09
ANY KIND OF CAR
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
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/29/2022
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 6/30
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 7/14
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. 6/30
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL-AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan. 8/04
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618. 8/11
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
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Moving Sale. Thursday/June-9th and Friday/June-10th (9:00am-3:00pm). 13630 Alderwood Lane Mutual-4/Apartment-77G. Furniture/Miscellaneous-Items.
Furniture Sale! Saturday/June-11th (12:00-4:00pm). 1442 Marion Way/Apartment-29F. Desk, Entertainment Center, Love & Shea Lounge Chairs and more. ABO.
Custom Comfort Wireless Adjustable Queen-Bed. Power-Lift Electric Reclining-Chair. 3-Piece bedroom-set. Sofa with/pull-out bed and Love Seat. For pricing/details/call-Sandy/714-345-0556.
2-Curio Cabinets, 2-Desks, Bookcase. Everything in Good Condition. 562-296-5328.
Bistro patio-set for sale, 2-chairs, 1-table $100/OBO. Vicki/310-429-6736.
35-Moving Boxes (assorted sizes) and Packing Materials. 714-743-3980
Gently-used couch, neutral color, micro-suede needs a NEW home. 209-505-0480