LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 09-07-23


Classic soul and Motown band to perform

Stone Soul

Aug. 31 | 7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsors: Optum Healthcare and 


Seal Beach Animal Shelter Supply Drive 6-8 p.m.

Stone Soul is an eight-piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping classic Soul and Motown tribute band that has built a reputation as an entertaining band with musicians in snazzy suits playing spot-on renditions of all the hits. Come and dance to the Jerk, the Mashed Potato and the Twist to smash hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, James Brown and more.

In addition to the performance, the Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) will have three tables available at the show to collect cash and materials for the shelter.

Volunteers from both the SBACC and LW’s Paws, Claws, and Beaks Club will be at the entrances from 6-8 p.m. collecting donations. All those who contribute a donation will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to Target, Home Goods or California Pizza Kitchen.

Volunteers will accept cash that will go toward vet bills or specific dog, cat and shelter items, such as:

• Animal-related: Bedding, blankets, quilts, comforters, and throws.

• Office: Ziplock food storage bags (quart and gallon size) 8-ounce disposable drinking cups,  trash bags (45-, 39-, 33- and 13-gallon), paper towels, bathroom tissue, hand sanitizer, photo paper (Canon SELPHY #KP108IN) 4X6 inch photo paper for ink jet printers, toner cartridges (TN 880), copy paper (white and bright colors)  and postage stamps.

• Gift cards: Pet supply and home improvement stores.

• Towels: Bath, wash cloths, and dish cloths.

• Adult wet cat food: Friskies shreds or pate (all flavors).  

• Adult dry cat food: Purina sensitive skin and stomach. 

• Kitten wet food: Fancy Feast kitten.

• Kitten dry food: Purina One Kitten. 

• Adult dog wet food: Science Diet (chicken flavor). 

• Adult dog dry food: Science Diet (small and large bites).              

• Cat and dog toys: Any toys without pellets or other small particles inside.   

• General cat items: Litter boxes, cat carriers, crates, cat trees, and pee pads for kittens.

• General dog items: dog beds (all sizes), pee pads.

All proceeds go toward feeding, housing, and caring for the dogs and cats at this no kill, nonprofit shelter.



Assessments will increase to beef up reserves

by Marsha Gerber

GRF Board 


Leisure World is 62 years old. It is a well-maintained, sought-after 55 and over community with an aging infrastructure. Replacing the Amphitheater, Security Gate system, Service Maintenance Yard, Clubhouses, etc., is a costly business, as was evidenced by the replacement of our pool.

There recently was a new nationwide standard passed by the Community Association Institute (CAI) because there is a natural reluctance for communities and their residents to exact huge charges on themselves. Fixing vital infrastructure is best accomplished by requiring constant, long-term funding to amass those funds beforehand.

New rules governing cooperative living communities such as Leisure World now demand that reserve studies identify common amenities, their life span and how much it will cost to replace them.

Preparing for future expenses to keep Leisure World safe and sound is a commitment the GRF Board governs by. The Board is also mindful of maintaining an affordable lifestyle here. Balancing the two is a challenging responsibility that board members take very seriously.

We have a reserve fund to repair or replace items in Leisure World when they are no longer safe or usable.

But many things in this community are considered what are called “Life-Long Components” and they are not listed in the reserve study. In those occasions when a “Life-Long Component” needs replacement, there needs to be money available to pay for what could be the most expensive repairs a community will ever endure. We just spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars to fix one of them. The wall Leisure World shares with Frontier near the North Gate had deteriorated over 60 years. We shared the cost of the fence with Frontier but our part was still nearly a quarter of a million dollars. It had to be paid out of capital funds because there were no reserve funds for this. That means there now is less capital funds available to do new projects.

A primary goal is to maintain a healthy reserve fund to replace our aging infrastructure. As this year’s budget nears completion, in order to accomplish this it is clear that the monthly GRF assessment must be increased. The GRF Board has not voted on the amount yet, but by law, the most it can be raised is 20% of the current monthly assessment.

It is safe to say that the wage increases mandated by California law will also be a factor in the 2024 monthly assessment. These wage increases were 20% minimum last year for entry level jobs. Also construction costs of cement, wood, and building materials have gone up 25-50% this year alone.

All four committees, as well as the entire Board, will be reviewing the budget in depth. We will keep you informed as the numbers solidify during the coming weeks.



Dates set for RFID tag distribution to all Mutuals

The RFID (Radio Frequency ID)tag distribution for the community will start in mid-September. Pick-up dates have been set for all Mutuals.

Here are some quick facts to make the distribution process an easy one for all residents:

Who can receive an RFID tag?

Any person who possesses a valid Leisure World Identification Card may receive one RFID tag for one vehicle with a valid GRF decal without charge.  To receive an RFID tag, you must have a valid Leisure World Decal on your vehicle.

Decals are available at the Decal Office next to the Café in Building 5. The Decal Office is open Tuesday-Saturday,  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed noon-12:30 p.m.).

To receive a decal, people must have the following: (1) valid state issued driver’s license , (2) valid vehicle registration, (3) valid vehicle insurance, (4), valid GRF Identification Card.

Where do I pick up my RFID tag?

People can pick up their RFID tags at the 1.8-Acre site, located in the northwest corner of the community in Mutual 9 (formally known as the “mini-farms”).

When do I pick up my RFID tag?

Residents of each Mutual and building have been assigned a date to pick up their RFID tags. 

The hours of distribution will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cars may not line up earlier than 8:15 a.m. on Oak Hills Drive.

Before entering the 1.8-Acre site, Security will be verify all four documents listed above (valid license, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and GRF Identification Card). Bring 

Upon entering 1.8 Acre site, people will complete a form to list the four permanent guests they want on their account. In addition, people will need to provide a password for their account (the password may be any type of name or object or set of numbers).

Distribution Calendar

To ensure the RFID tag issuance is completed in an efficient manner, Security will issue the RFID tags by Mutual.

If people miss their assigned day for any reason (illness, vacation, etc.), there will be an opportunity to obtain an RFID tag on a make- up day. Be advised that the make-up day will be after regular distribution of all RFID tags are made, so issuance of the RFID tag will be during the last week of October.

The Security Department will be distributing over 10,000 RFID tags. The process will take nearly two months to complete. Therefore, we cannot offer any specific day or timed reservations for RFID distribution, nor can Security accommodate any special requests.

Any residents in line for a tag on a day that they have not been assigned will not receive an RFID tag.

 Distribution Dates:

Mutuals 16 and 17

• Mutuals 16 and 17: Sept. 12

Mutual 1

•Buildings 1-16: Sept. 18

•Buildings 17-32: Sept. 19

• Buildings 33-48: Sept. 20

• Buildings 49-64: Sept. 21

• Buildings 65-70, Sept. 22

Mutual 2

• Buildings 1-11: Sept. 22

• Buildings 12-28: Sept. 23

• Buildings 29-45: Sept. 25

• Buildings 46-62: Sept. 26

• Buildings 63-72: Sept. 27

Mutual 3

•Buildings 1-7: Sept. 27

• Buildings 8-24: Sept. 28

• Buildings 25-36: Sept. 29

Mutual 4

• Buildings 37-42: Sept. 29

• Buildings 43-59: Sept. 30

• Buildings 60-76: Oct. 2

• Buildings 77-89: Oct. 3

Mutual 5

• Buildings 69-72 and 90-97: Oct. 3

• Buildings 98-114: Oct. 4

• Buildings 115-126: Oct. 5

Mutual 6

• Buildings 53-57: Oct. 5

• Buildings 58-68 and 127-131: Oct. 6

• Buildings 132-144: Oct. 7

Mutual 7

• Buildings 145-149: Oct. 7

• Buildings 150-166: Oct. 9

• Buildings 167-176: Oct. 10

• Buildings 177-183: Oct. 10

• Buildings 184-200: Oct. 11

• Buildings 201-205: Oct. 12

Mutual 9

•, Buildings 206-216: Oct. 12

• Buildings 217-233: Oct. 13

• Buildings 234-237: Oct. 14

Mutual 10

• Buildings 238-250: Oct. 14

• Buildings 251-260: Oct. 16

Mutual 11

•, Buildings 261-267: Oct. 16

• Buildings 268-286: Oct. 17

Mutual 19

• Buildings 6-11 and 34-45: Oct. 19

Mutual 12

• Buildings 46-47 and 55-67: Oct. 20

• Buildings 68-78: Oct. 21

Mutual 14

• Buildings 1-5: Oct. 21

• Buildings 12-30: Oct. 23

• Buildings 31-33 and 48-54: Oct. 24

Mutual 15

• Buildings 1-11: Oct. 25

• Buildings 12-23: Oct. 26

• Buildings 24-35: Oct. 27

• Buildings 36-48: , Oct. 28

Make Up Days

Make up days for those who missed their assigned pick-up date will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 4.



Flu clinic returns on Oct. 6

The Optum Health Care Center will hold a flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.

To help with traffic, each Mutual has been assigned a designated time slot:

• Mutuals 8 and 9: 8-8:45 a.m.

• Mutuals 6 and 7: 8:45-9:30 a.m.

• Mutuals 3 and 4: 9:30-10:15 a.m.

• Mutuals 12 and 15: 10:15-11 a.m.

• Mutuals 2 and 16: 11-11:45 a.m.

• Mutuals 10 and 14: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Mutuals 1 and 17: 12:30-1:15 p.m.

• Mutuals 4 and 11: 1:15-2 p.m.

• Missed Appointments: 2-3 p.m.

People will not have to pay a copay for the flu shot if: 

• Their primary care doctor works at an Optum location.

• If they have Original Medicare and are not a Medicare Advantage patient.

People will have to pay cash for their flu shot if:

  They are a Medicare Advantage patient and their insurance card doesn’t have Optum Care Network–Monarch on it. People can contact their primary care doctors to find out what locations are available.

Many pharmacies are now offering the flu shot. People can check with their doctor’s office to learn more.

Those interested in paying cash for their flu shot should expect to pay $40 for the regular adult dose and $65 for the high dose for high-risk individuals. For more information about Optum’s flu clinic, call 562-493-9581, TTY 711.



Parking Advisory Ad Hoc Committee

The first meeting of the Seal Beach Citizen-Council Parking Advisory Ad Hoc Committee will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. int he Seal Beach City Council Chambers located at 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach. 

The committee will make recommendations to the City Council regarding parking on Main Street, among other recommendations.


GRF Closures

The Recreation Office and Copy & Supply Center will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, for construction. For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.


How to submit a story

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. 

See page 4 for a list of section editors and their email addresses.



Service Maintenance is hard at work revitalizing bus stops

GRF’s Service Maintenance team members are hard at work restoring LW’s bus stop canopies. By using a high-powered spray nozzle, the workers can remove peeling paint and rust from the decade-old canopies. The workers also replace rusted pieces as needed.

The bus canopies were donated to the GRF by various clubs, individuals and the Golden Age Foundation over 10 years ago. 

“[The canopies] were looking for some love and attention lately,”  GRF Board member Nick Massetti, of Mutual 17, said. “Now they have it. We can look to them sparkling before long and we can all feel a bit better to be seen in and around them.” Massetti encouraged residents to give Service Maintenance workers a thumbs up for their work in maintaining Leisure World’s amenities.



by Emma DiMaggio


With Patriot Day (Sept. 11) right around the corner, people looking to hang up fresh American flags are encouraged to drop off their old, tattered or worn out flags at Leisure World’s flag box, located outside the LW Library. 

The flag box—a repurposed postal box acquired and set up by GRF in 2021—is managed by American Legion Post 327. 

According to the U.S. Flag Code, retired American flags should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

The flags collected at the Post’s flag box are transported to American Legion Post 716 in Los Alamitos. The flags are then forwarded to Bakersfield, where they are ceremonially burned. 

The ceremony honors the memory of fallen and living military members, as well as their families, and the service given by military members during both war and peace times. 

Mutual 5 resident Phil Hood, a former Mutual 5 president and GRF treasurer, is the Post chaplain in charge of periodically collecting the retired flags.

Hood collects about 30-40 flags every month or so, the equivalent of one to two 20-pound bags. In the past month, the box has amassed 95 flags. According to Hood, he collects more flags around federal holidays like Fourth of July and Memorial Day. 

People can place a number of U.S. flags in the box, including prisoner of war (POW) flags and American flags with colored stripes (such as those that specifically honor first responders, police, or medical workers). 

Residents are urged not to put minature flags in the box—such as those that are placed in lawns or as decoration on tables or golf carts—as they’ll be discarded. 

Hood emphasized that new flags should not be placed in the flag collection box either, especially those in plastic bags. 

Instead, Hood encourages residents to gift new flags to  friends or neighbors.






As one of the owners of Leisure World Pharmacy, I would like to help clarify the history that led to the pharmacy being vacant. (GRF Director) Janet Isom attempted to provide the facts in her Aug. 3 column, but some crucial information was missing.

In 2020, well in advance of the September 2023 lease expiration, we contacted Optum to negotiate an extension before making additional financial investments. We were told that Optum would like to purchase the pharmacy through its subsidiary, Genoa. For two years, we negotiated in good faith with Genoa. Genoa’s representative ultimately decided that there was no need to purchase anything from us; rather, they would simply let the lease expire and take over our pharmacy business at that time. How much notice we did or didn’t provide is irrelevant since it was clear that our lease would not be renewed. We proactively provided ourselves with an exit strategy that, most importantly, would benefit our patients in addition to our staff and ourselves.

Ms. Isom wrote, “Unfortunately, Good Neighbor refused to end its lease with Optum early . . .” It is unfortunate since we continued to pay rent for seven months for the empty space of a closed business. We honor our commitments. At no time did Optum approach us to end our lease early, which we would have been happy to negotiate.

While we continued to pay rent, Optum changed the locks without notice or providing keys until we demanded access to the space for which we pay.

We have been in the pharmacy business for over 55 years and do not air our grievances publicly, but it has been very disheartening to see and hear the misinformation that has disparaged us, our business practices, and the way we cared for our patients. For 18½ years, our family enjoyed being a part of the Leisure World community. We were committed to ensuring the community’s needs would continue to be met while providing a smooth transition. 

With thanks, Holly Globerman

Owner, Leisure World Pharmacy

Editor’s Note: The GRF wants to express its gratitude to Good Neighbor Pharmacy owners, the Globerman family, and staff for their many years of service to Leisure World Seal Beach and the care they showed to the community during this transition period. Moving forward, Leisure World is eagerly awaiting the new pharmacy Optum is working to bring to the Health Care Center.


Regarding your article on parking and ensuing fines for violations, I believe some changes need to be made to the imposed parking restrictions. 

    The restrictions do not allow for a household with two vehicles when both members may take a vacation which will definitely exceed the parking restriction time limits. 

My partner and I will be taking a weeklong vacation in November. So one car goes in the carport while the other car gets ticketed, and I pay a fine. That’s a wonderful introduction to a fairly new resident. 

    I spoke to the Security Watch Commander, and he said that Club House 4 parking lot was used at one time for extended parking, but that is no longer the case. 

Are there any other Draconian restrictions that I should be aware of while I’m wondering if I made a mistake to buy in Leisure World?

It would seem to me that a less severe rule would be to issue a parking pass to be displayed in the windshield for longer parking in the same spot or in a parking lot.

Paul Iorio

Mutual 9



A photo of Korean dancers at the Amphitheater in the Aug. 31 issue of the LW Weekly was incorrectly credited. The photo was taken by Nak Kim, a photographer for the Korean Daily in Los Angeles.

A story on new resident bus tours in the Aug. 31 edition of the LW Weekly omitted the start time of the tours, which is 1 p.m.  Also reservations are required for tours. Bus tours are held on the first Tuesday of the month, departing from the bus hub at the Amphitheater. The tour includes LW highlights and terminates at the Optum Health Care Center, where people can opt to tour the HCC if so desired. To make reservations and for more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or email melissag@lwsb.com.



Public Comments at GRF Meetings

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

To address the board, submit a comment card at the meeting prior to it being called to order. You may email correspondence to executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.


Expanded Hours at LW Gates

Hours of operation have been extended at the St. Andrews and North Gates. The gates now open at 5:45 a.m. and close at 10:45 p.m.  The extra time allows residents to quickly access the community while easing traffic at the front gate.


Special election is Oct. 2

The GRF special election for a Mutual 9 representative is on Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Every vote counts.



Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will host services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday,  Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Dangott will also lead the hybrid service on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday’s Torah reading will be Nitzavim-Vayeilach from the book of Deuteronomy. In Nitzavim (Standing), Moses addresses the Israelites, emphasizing the importance of following God’s covenant and of not worshiping other gods. Vayeilech (He Went) opens as Moses tells the Israelites that he will not lead them into the Land of Israel, and that Joshua will take over. He instructs the Israelites to gather and read Torah publicly every seven years.  Selicot services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, with Cantor Marla Barugel.

The High Holiday schedule is listed below. All services will be hybrid on Zoom and in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Friday, Sept. 15: Erev Rosh Hashanah with Mike Mymon and Marla Baugel  at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Rosh Hashana No. 1 with Mymon and Barugel at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Rosh Hashana No. 2 with  Mymon and Marla Barugel at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 22: Mymon at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Shabbat Shuvah with Mymon at 10 a.m.

Sunday, Sept.  24: Kol Nidre with Mymon and Barugel at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 25: Yom Kippur with Mymon and Barugel at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 29: Erev Succoth with Mymon at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30: Succoth with Mymon  at 10 a.m.

To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Bass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.  


Assembly of God

Assembly of God’s sermon series “Emotions that Blind Us” continues this Sunday, Sept. 10, with the passage from Jonah 3:5-4:11, concerning bitterness. Pastor Chuck Franco will explore the effect bitterness has on people.

People meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the Bible study titled “The Ten Commandments,” by Albert Tate. It presents the familiar commandments in a different light. God never intended these  commands to be bondage, but rather a framework in which people can live and thrive. The takeaway from the third commandment was “Don’t wear my name and let it have no effect.”  

Leisure World Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is at 6 p.m. on the fourth Sunday night of each month in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. 

For more information visit, lwassemblyofgod.com, or on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons. 

Contact the church office at 562-357-4360 or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., in Long Beach.  The sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. 

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.  

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Sept. 11-17 is 2 Corinthians 1-7.


Redeemer Lutheran

Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at the corner of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive. This Sunday, Pastor Brad Steinstra will preach. Coffee hour will immediately follow the service. 

Redeemer will begin collecting food on Sept. 10, for its “God’s Work, Our Hands” food initiative.  On Sept. 17, beginning at 10:30  a.m., there will be a special service and party in honor of Pastor Gilbert Moore’s 60 years of ordination and his 96th birthday.

Redeemer will celebrate it’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Fore more information, call Kay Pushman at 818-470-0480 or  Wendy Alfageme at 310-283-7984.


Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church meets at 1 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Timothy Joo leads the service. Fellowship time for seniors is held at 1 p.m. every Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All residents are invited to join a joyous service and fellowship. For more information, contact 714-520-1877 or email drchoo1014@gmail.com.


Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev with Rabbi Galit-Shirah conducts online livestream Shabbat services every Friday at 5 p.m. To join the “Zoomagogue” and its interactive service, join the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/3qwK6U9or join on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams. 

The Double Parshiot this week is “N’tzavim-Vayelech,” ([You]stand and [Moses] went) from Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30.  “N’tzavim” specifically calls every person to commit in a ritual covenant ceremony their acceptance of God’s commandments.   “Vayelech,” the shortest chapter in the Torah, Moses prepares the Israelites for the transition of leadership to Joshua.

The preliminary service for the High Holy Days, Selichot, is Saturday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. Beit HaLev will conduct only online services this year, and the schedule is as follows:

Erev Rosh HaShanah: Friday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.

Kol Nidrei: Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5  p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m.

Ne’ilah: Monday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

Erev Sukkot/Shabbat: Friday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

Sukkot/Shabbat Morning: Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.

Simchat Torah: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.

Notice that this year most of the High Holy Days are also on Shabbat.

All Beit HaLev services share brand new special prayerbooks onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are affiliated with the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities and Clergy and the International Federation of Rabbis. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. It welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the Divine and doesn’t believe in labels.

To join Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA. 90740.


Community Church

Community Church will hold a special worship service on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9:50 a.m. to welcome new members  Susie Perslow, Sandy Cardot, Melinda Cowan, Jo Rousey, and Jenny Chang into the church family.

The church will continue Paul’s letter to Christian communities in Rome, asking can the world be better than it is?   In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus admonishes his followers to wake from sleep. They were locked into a defeatist world view and had given up on making the world a better place.  If a loving community and a shared passion for making things better is something that sounds appealing then join Community Church at 14000 Church Place on Sundays at 9:50 a.m. for worship followed by a time fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex. 

People may also join live on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.  Those who are in need without another way to address it may call the church office to leave a message at 562-431-2503.


First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches verse by verse from God’s word, the Holy Bible. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join in worship and explore God’s word together.

Pastor’s Message 

 The sins in Sodom and Gomorrah had gotten so bad that not even 10 righteous people could be found. If 10 had been found, God said he would not destroy those cities. However, God saved four individuals from the city of Sodom, Lot: his wife and two daughters were led out by the hands of two visiting angels. Unfortunately, Genesis 19:26 says, “But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”

God’s people today can learn from this. As the Lord delivers followers from worldly desires, they must remember to focus on spiritual things, and not look back.

Weekend Services

Sunday services are traditional from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano. The choir will sing “Shine Jesus Shine.” 

Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.                                                     

Midweek Studies 

The women’s Bible study, led by Melli Herrera, is held on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Pastor Gary Whitlatch leads the Tuesday Bible study group from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

The Thursday Bible study group, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Humes also leads the  prayer and Bible study group on Fridays from 6-7 p.m.


 For more information, call 562-431-8810.


Faith Christian Assembly

Every month Pastor Sheri Leming pens an encouraging and inspirationalbiblical message that Faith Christian Assembly publishes and sends by mail or email for free to those who have requested it.  The monthly teaching offers a rich, biblical perspective into life’s challenges and current events. The newsletter also includes articles from additional contributors and the monthly calendar. 

This month’s newsletter, as well as previous issues, can be found on the church website  at www.fcachurch.net/newsletters. People  can also receive a free paper copy by calling the church at 562-598-9010 or emailing contact@fcachurch.net.  

  Service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer meeting at 5 p.m. The GriefShare meets each week at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room.

 The church is located on the corner of St. Andrews Drive and Seal Beach Boulevard. `To receive a free newsletter or more information on the church, call 562-598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet for worship on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The message focuses on living for Jesus. 

The Bible says that Jesus died for all so that people should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died and rose again on their behalf. One of LW Baptist’s missionaries in Japan recently and unexpectedly went into the presence of the Lord. The news brought the question, “What are you living for?” The apostle Paul, shortly before death, said, “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. Now, there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not to me only, but to all who have longed for his appearing.” 

For more information, call  562-430-8598.



Saturday Social Bunco Club

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be Sept. 9 in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Doris Dack at 714-356-0443


Monday Bunco Club

The LW Monday Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The next meeting is on Sept. 11. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Everyone is welcome. There is a halftime social for all attending. Bunco is a fun dice game that promotes social interaction and gives plenty of time for conversation. For more information, call Katie Carmagnola at 925-413-7583. 

Aug. 28 winners: Audrey Hutching and Phil Arnold, most buncos; Rochelle Bornstein, most wins; Joyce Ingram, most babies; Mimi Durino, Marianne Matheis, and Pat Herman, most losses; and Jan Goodwyn, door prize winner.


Shuffleboard Club will meet on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.

The Shuffleboard Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. Note that the date is different than the one printed in the Aug. 24 issue of LW Weekly. Refreshments and coffee will be available by 9:45. The most important agenda item will be the announcement of assigned fall league teams. Questions regarding league play will be addressed and teams can meet to determine a name for their team.

The sign-up for fall season league teams has been closed. If any exceptions for joining a league team are needed, call President Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

As it stands the club will have at least nine league teams, five competing on Tuesday nights and four competing on Friday mornings. Before the COVID pandemic, the club had competed with just three teams on Friday mornings. Clearly a segment of the Leisure World resident population is looking for evening activities.

Throughout the month of August, a consistent number of participants, both new members and veteran members, have enjoyed the Monday/Wednesday open play sessions. Although a record number of people are enjoying the 9-11 a.m. sessions (where any Leisure World residents are welcome), there is now discussion about adding a third open play practice session during an afternoon. The club will wait until the summer heat passes, but watch for an announcement in LW Weekly about the start of another time for the shuffleboard courts to be open.

For more club information, contact Patty Peterson, membership coordinator, at 562-714-7072.

—Kay Mount


Duplicate Bridge Club

The Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets, or contact Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or email her at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 to confirm reservations.

Aug. 21 winners (eight tables): Howard Small and Fred Reker, and Melanie Smith and Lavonne McQuilkin, north/south; Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols, and Judy Jones and Al Appel, east/west. 

Aug. 24 winners (six tables): A Howell movement was played. Beth Matheny and Marilyn McClintock, first pair; Russ Gray and Dan Frank, second; Mark Singer and Ellen Kice, third.

Aug. 25 winners (seven tables): Shmuel Fisher and Joan Tschirki, and Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Lynn Danielson and Larry Topper, and Thad Mikols and Sue Fardette, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners and thanks all the players who participate and support the club.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results.

For more club information, contact John Markovich at 562-661-0502 or by email at cdrjjm@yahoo.com.

—John Markovich


Tournament Poker Club

The next regular tournament is Saturday, Sept. 9 in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Players are invited for a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Arrive at 10 a.m. for registration and a meet-and-greet with coffee and sweets. All players must be in their seats and ready to play at 10:30 a.m. No late seating is allowed.

Regular tournaments are held on the first three Saturdays of every month. Memberships are $10 per year, and the weekly buy-in is $5. Residents who are members are welcome to invite and accompany a guest, who can enter the tournament for $3. Guests can win the table stakes but are not eligible to play at the final table. 

Every week there are prizes for the top two winning hands, and for the player who wins a hand with the promotional combination.

—Deborah Barner


Cribbage Club

The Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Yearly dues are $5. A dollar is collected from each member at the table before play begins. Members who come by 12:15 p.m. are assured a place to play. Announcements are shared at 12:25. Seven games are played beginning at 12:30.

Donna Gorman and Jim Schneiderman placed first with each scoring 844 out of a possible 847; Jack O’Brien and Bobbie Straley, 837, second; Richard McCart, 833, third; Ruth Bonnema, 828, fourth. Candy Meyers won six games without earning prize money. 

Potsy Frank celebrated her birthday with the group. Maureen Habel assisted her in serving cake and ice cream to members. Melinda Cowan added candy and mixed nuts to the refreshment table.

Members were happy to see the club’s treasurer, Julie Milburn, back at the officers’ table following surgery. 

To learn how to play cribbage or hear more about the club, call Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665.


LW Women’s Golf

Forty-two women participated in a special tournament on the Aug 29. 

It was a “3” club tournament, with players using a  putter plus two clubs. Special thanks to Karen Mendon for organizing the event.

A flight winners: Low gross: Soo Choi and Devora Kim, 29; low net: Jessica Choi, 25.

B flight winners: Low gross: Bert Thompson, 30; low net: Karen Mendon, 23.

C flight winners: Low gross: Pam Krug, 31; low net: Mary Greig, 24.

D flight winners: Low gross: Sanghi Kim, 36; low net: Sue Elliott, 24.

Sept. 12 and 19 will be the President’s Trophy tournament. To qualify to play in this tournament, players must have played six times within the last six months with the club. Prizes awarded for low gross and low net in each flight for two weeks.

Anyone interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information. 

—Liz Meripol



The Pickleball Players Club will offer a free beginners lesson on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. The club will loan paddles and balls to the players. The free classes are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com.


Scramble Golf Tournament

Forty-eight golfers from the Leisure World men’s and women’s golf leagues played in a special scramble tournament on Aug. 30 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Eight teams teed off at 7:30 a.m. with the goal of having the lowest gross score of the day.

Special rules for the tournament were:

1. Each team member teed off and then it was best ball until the ball went into the hole.

2. Each best shot was marked, and every other player played from within six inches of that spot.

3. Every team member used their drive off the tee three times. 

4. All balls played into the hole;  no gimmies or concessions. 

5. Only the best score was entered on the scorecard. 

The competition was fierce with lots of birdies and camaraderie among team members. The weather was sunny, humid, and warm for the entire round. Considering the great playing conditions, it was not surprising that below-par scores were achieved by every team.

Tie for first place: Team One (Bob Barnum, Dale Williamson, Jack Haskins, Scott Tuchfarber, Dennis Jensen and Joann Lim), and Team Eight (Alan Sewell, Jane Song, Steve Kang, Bill Zurn, Jon Russell and Emiko Uchiyama), 8 under par 46.

Tie for second place: Team Two (Dong Kim, Stan Johnson, Hae Lee, Sue Yokomi, Kyung Ju and Patty Littrell), and Team Six (Rolando Ramirez, Bill McKusky, Ron Jackson, James Farr, Mary Ann Moore and Sue Sloan), 7 under par 47.

Special thanks are offered to Steve Moody for being the tournament director; Bob Turner for bringing the doughnuts; Dave LaCascia for making the coffee and cleaning up after; Jae Kim for announcing the event; and once again to the gardeners who did a wonderful job in getting the course ready.

—Dave LaCascia


Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club met on all five Wednesdays in August. There were 73 scores above 300, 10 of which were higher than 400. Also, there were 51 bingos, which is the use of all seven tiles in one move.

Bob Ruderrman set two club records: seven bingos in one day and 23 in a month. He had 12 scores above 300, three above 400, the best of which was a 451.

Diane Seeger had eleven scores above 300, four bingos, and a high total of 406. Club President Larry Edgar topped 300 twelve times, had one bingo, and recorded a best score of 422.

Myrna Loscuandro bested 300 six times, had four bingos, and had a high total of 367. Wanda Bemben and Zoe Pickell each topped 300 five times. Their best scores were 342 and 389, respectively.

Marilyn Moody scored above 300 four times. Her best score was a 355. Dave Crandall had two scores higher than 300, the better of which was a 375. He had four bingos.

Former club president Maria Gigerich had a total above 300 and one bingo. Her best score was a 313. Four other members each topped 300 one time: Sue Ann Gass, Jim Schneiderman, Donna Perkins and Sylvia Makus. Their scores were 335, 358, 337, and 308, respectively. Schneiderman had two bingos.

—Larry Edgar


Men’s Golf League

Twelve golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Aug. 25 at the 5,600-yard par- 71 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. 

The weather was sunny and warm for the entire round with a freshening wind during the last four holes. Considering the reasonably enjoyable playing conditions, it was astonishing that the course permitted only three of the 11 rounds to be under par and yielded no birdies. Clay Fischer and Daniel Mahoney had the fewest putts for the round. Closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole was Chris Lankford, and Lowell Goltra was closest on the par-3 sixteenth.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Lankford, first place; tie between Gary Stivers, Sam Choi, and Fischer, second; Bill McKusky, third; tie between Dave LaCascia and Larry Hillhouse, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Mahoney, first place; Lowell, second; Gene Vesely, third; Bob Munn, fourth.

Thirteen golfers played Aug. 28 at the 4,000-yard par-62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The weather was sunny, and temps reached the upper 80s by round’s end with high humidity. Greens and fairways were initially very wet and choosing the right club for the approach shots was very important. 

The course is being maintained with well-manicured greens. Tees are still an issue but not to the detriment of the game. As has been the recent norm, the men’s tees were way back and the ladies’ tees way forward. With the initial difficult playing conditions, it was not unexpected that the course would only permit five of the 13 rounds to be at or under par and yielded just two birdies both by League Director Gary Stivers.

A flight winners (handicaps 0–19): Bill McKusky (fewest putts for the flight), first place; Stivers (closest to the pin on the par-3 12th hole), second; tie between Clay Fischer, Dave LaCascia and Sam Choi (closest to the pin on the par-3 third hole), third; Chris Lankford, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): tie between Lowell Goltra and Digna Vesely, first place; tie between Bob Munn and Ron Jackson (fewest putts for the flight), second; Gene Vesely, third; Tom Ross, fourth; Daniel Mahoney, fifth.

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 always quite full, so advance league reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

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

—Dave LaCascia



American Latino Club

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 20 in Clubhouse 2

The American Latino Club will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Clubhouse 2 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. A mariachi band will play during the event. The club will not meet at its regular day and time on Sept. 14.

The lunch menu will include rice, beans and a choice of chicken or beef. A Mexican dessert will also be included. No extra meals will be ordered. The cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. People may bring their own lunch/drink if they have dietary restrictions but need to notify the club. Those who want  to attend only the show portion of the event at 1:30 will pay $5 for members and guests. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be included.

Payments must be made to Treasurer Carmen Edwards by Sept. 13, either by U.S. mail or dropping it off at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-K, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Checks can be made out to the American Latino Club. 

For more information, call Carmen at 562-431-4257. 

—Miryam Fernandez


American Sign Language Club

Beginning Sept. 12, the American Sign Language Club will resume meeting on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. For more information, call Eileen C. Davis at 562-212-9265.


Community Emergency Response Team

At the Aug. 25 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meeting, Catherine O’Brien CERT president and college therapist,explained how one could cope with and recover from setbacks.  

Setbacks like the earthquake disaster in Maui or the loss of a spouse can send a person’s physical, mental and emotional  situation into chaos. O’Brien said, “Resilience is knowing how to get out of disaster chaos through interventions and new habits.”

One intervention a person can do is naming the physical, emotional or mental problem to get out of it. Resting, writing down thoughts and eating well can also help. 

Connecting with another person can be helpful. As a friend,  it can be helpful just be 

there and empathize with the difficulty, or offer to help. 

O’Brien’s also advised knowing neighbors, keeping a File of Life on the fridge and devices charged.

The next meeting on Sept. 22 will focus on “Safety at Home.”



Join the climate change discussion

The Seniors For Peace Club will meet today, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

A brief presentation by Victor Rocha, Security Services director, will give a brief presentation on the new gate entry system, RFID tags, will be coming soon. This should take about 15 minutes, depending on the number of questions.

The main event will be a discussion of the club’s projected plans to focus on what is now a climate emergency. Climate change is real; it is human-caused, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels.  The urgent question facing the world is what can be done now to slow the disastrous warming of the planet. The damage already done can’t be undone, but there are many small steps that everyone can take to help the situation. There are some actions that many people are already practicing, such as composting table scraps, but the club’s directors would like to hear additional ideas and suggestions from members and attendees.

  Call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040 for more information.


Grab free pizza with friends in the Hospitality Room today

In an effort to expand awareness of the Hospitality Room, the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will serve pizza along with its  regular menu of coffee, tea and cookies in Clubhouse 6 today, Sept. 7, from 9-11 a.m. Hank Barto “Mr. Hank” will entertain on the piano. 

GAF volunteers serve free coffee and cookies along with a smile Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. 

For more information about the event, call Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410.


LW America First Republican Club

By Sherly Du Somme

LW Contributor

The LW America First Republican Club, in affiliation with Seal Beach Republican Women Federated Club, will screen the movie “Plandemic 3: The Great Awakening” on Sept. 9. Witness the culmination of truth-seeking, as “Plandemic 3” unravels layers of corruption and unveils a path toward a brighter future.  Prepare to be inspired, awakened, and empowered to take a stand for liberty. The screening will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The LW America First Republican Club’s will meet on Sept. 20.  The guest speaker will be Californian State Sen. Janet Nguyen.  Nguyen, who represents District 36, it is comprised of large portions of Orange county and three Los Angeles municipalities.

The Republican Club booth will be open every Monday outside Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-noon. Leisure World residents are invited to stop by to receive club activity information and voter registration forms.


Lions Club

Arts & Crafts Faire this Saturday

The Seal Beach Lions are proud to present the 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Faire. The show will be open on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and  Sunday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The two-day event will be held at Eisenhower Park located at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier.

Over 100 artists will participate in the show, selling unique, hand-crafted items. Youth performing artists will be featured on the main stage, food provided by the Leos (youth division of the Lions Club) and a fun craft zone to entertain the kids while parents shop.


American Legion Post 327

The American Legion Post 327 will resume its full activities in September. Upcoming events are as follows:

Sunday, Sept. 10: Join community bingo at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Monday, Sept. 18: General meeting with guest speakers at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All veterans are welcome to attend.

Sunday, Sept. 24: The Post will host community bingo at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. All are welcome.


Where We Live Club

Learn about gas alternatives

The Where We Live Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in Clubhouse 3 Room 2. 

Did you know that you could stop buying gasoline for the rest of your life? You could buy an  electric car and potentially never buy gasoline again. You can charge the car at nearby shopping centers, but the most convenient option would be to simply charge your car in your own LW carport. 

This is already happening at LW. One of the 16 Mutuals has moved ahead to allow carport charging.  There are already over 1.4 million zero emission vehicles on California roads, and about 1 in 5 of all new car sales are zero emission. This proportion will increase toward 100% as it gets closer to the deadline to stop selling new gas powered vehicles in the state. There are many chargeable vehicles in LW now and interest is growing. There are reports that the Mutual offering charging is getting a lot of attention from new buyers.  The future is clear. GRF has installed a charging site outside the wall and has begun phasing in electric maintenance carts which are clean and quiet. 

Those who are interested in carport charging at LW are invited to discuss at the next meeting. Victor Rocha, director of Security Services, will briefly discuss the new entry system.  

On Oct. 9, GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick will  discuss modern management practices at LW. 

For more information, email wherewelive@yahoo.com.


Korean Veterans Association

Scholarship opportunities for Korean War veterans available

Scholarship opportunities are available for descendants of U.S. soldiers who served and fought in the Korean War. In partnership with local Korean communities, the Orange County Korean War Committee provides financial assistance ranging from $2,000 -$3,000 per student to help offset the cost of education.

Applicants must submit documentary evidence verifying their status as a descendant of a U.S. veteran who participated in the Korean War. Each year, a maximum of 30 students will be awarded this scholarship.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, and the celebration event will be held on Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at Orange County Korean War Memorial Park.

For more information, contact Paul Lee from the Korean Veterans Association at 310-710-3114 or stop by Clubhouse 6 from Monday-Friday between 9-11 a.m.


OLLI announces fall registration

On Sept. 11, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University of Long Beach will open registration for the fall session. Classes will be held on campus, at satellite community locations, and online using Zoom. 

Over 85 classes will be offered covering a wide variety of subjects including personal finance, computer skills, music, art, crafting, fitness and wellness, Spanish, writing, history, current events, and food and movie discussion groups. The eight-week session begins on Oct. 2, and is open to all adults age 50 plus. Annual membership is $40, and classes are $15 each. For more information including registration, visit the OLLI website www.csulb.edu/olli.

For over 26 years OLLI has been dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults throughout Greater Long Beach and Orange County by providing educational opportunities and social engagement. 


Sunshine Club

RSVP to visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Sunshine Club will visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday, Nov. 6. People can RSVP for the trip every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 9:30 a.m., before the Sunshine Club meeting at 10.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Global in outlook and grounded in the collections and expertise of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the museum offers unparalleled exhibitions and programs illuminating the fascinating world of cinema. The immersive and dynamic exhibits tell the stories of the featured movies—their art, technology, artists, history and social impact—through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. The Academy Museum tells complete stories of movie making: celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable.

Originally expected to open in 2020, its completion and opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum eventually opened to selected celebrity guests on Sept. 25, 2021 and to the general public on Sept. 30. 

On July 14, 2022, the museum voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United as the bargaining representative for 160 of its employees. 

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is located in Los Angeles, California. It is constructed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is devoted to the history, science and cultural impact of the film industry. It is the first large-scale museum of its kind in the United States. The museum is located in the historic May Company Building on the intersection Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, part of Museum Row on the Miracle Mile.

The cost of the trip is $80 including an admission ticket, transportation, lunch, snacks, water, and driver’s gratuity. 

The pick-up location is in front of the Amphitheater bus terminal, at 8:15 a.m. The group will be back before 6 p.m. at the same location.

For more information, text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339, no phone calls. 


Community Bingo Games

LWers can participate in  community bingo games hosted by LW clubs every Sunday in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 1 p.m., and first call is at 1:30 p.m. Buy in starts at $5. Refreshments are available.

The schedule is as follows: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 hosts every first Sunday of the month, and the American Legion Post hosts games every second and fourth Sunday of the month. The Filipino Association  of Leisure World hosts games every third and fifth Sunday of the month, except most holidays. 

All residents are welcome to join in on the fun and meet new friends every Sunday.


Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

The Paws, Claws and Beaks, has experienced too many calls from LW residents’ families that don’t want their mom or dad’s pet and want the club to find homes for them. The next meeting will cover this topic for all of the Leisure World pet owners and caretakers in detail. Tracy Roberts, president of the Orange County Animal Allies and a local estate planning attorney, will be the guest speaker on Thursday, Sept. 14, behind the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon. People are asked to bring a side dish for eight people. Leashed dogs are welcome to join.  

 The meeting will prove to be fun and educational with Roberts speaking about estate planning with pets in mind. Roberts has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning and is a certified specialist with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate. In addition to her professional expertise and experience, Roberts provides her clients with compassionate and personalized legal services that every family deserves. 

Many people consider their pet to be a family member, best friend, or loyal companion. Responsible pet owners provide food and water, shelter, veterinarian care and plenty of love and attention to their pets.  To ensure that a pet will continue to receive this care should something unexpected happen, it’s critical to plan ahead. 

Over two-thirds of American households own a pet, but it is estimated that less than a quarter of those pet owners make estate planning provisions for their pets. Each year thousands of pets are surrendered to shelters, abandoned, or euthanized. Providing for a pet in a will instead of a trust leaves your pet’s care subject to the delays and costs of a court probate proceeding.

For more information, call President Bonnie Kaplan at 714-930-5314.  


Sunshine Club

Dr. David Rubenstein will speak to the Sunshine Club about pain management and exercise science/kinesiology on Friday, Sept. 8, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Rubenstein has an extensive background in exercise science and kinesiology. He has pioneered a new pain management system that has been approved by a third-party examination. After inventing Neuromuscular Calibration, he returned to school to pursue his doctoral degree in medical science. He teaches and certifies new practitioners for civilian and military competency, as well as providing treatment for his patients at his Huntington Beach clinic. 

Rubenstein has authored several peer-reviewed articles on pain, addiction, health and wellness, and athletic performance. He has developed seven breathing techniques that are specific to stress remediation and has worked in the addiction field both at inpatient and outpatient facilities as a stress expert.

For more information, contact 562-301-5339.


Residents are welcome to celebrate with Redeemer Lutheran Church in honoring Pastor Gilbert Moore’s 70 years of being ordained as a Lutheran minister, and his 96th birthday. Bishop Murray Finck will preside over the 10:30 a.m. service, followed by a luncheon. To RSVP, call Kay Pushman at 818-470-0480 or Wendy Alfageme at 310-283-7984.



Constance Wessels 


Constance Wessels died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the age of 97. 

She was born on Dec. 7, 1925, in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was married to Willy J. Wessels for 53 years. They had four children while they lived in Indonesia. They then fled to Holland after World War II in 1954, where the last three children were born. They came to the United States in 1959 and became American citizens.

Constance moved to Leisure World in 2001 after the death of her husband. She lived there happily for 22 years and made a lot of friends. She attended the Holy Family Catholic Church. 

She had seven kids, 27 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children Barbara Robinson, Rick and Helen Wessels, Annette and Joe Domaracki, son-in-law Bruce Humes, Philip and Debbie Wessels, Marja Stoll, and Dave and Laura Wessels. She had one daughter, Margaret Humes, and daughter-in-law Judy Wessels who preceded her in death. 

Constance was a wonderful mom and had a great sense of humor. She was a loving, gracious woman and will be greatly missed. 

A celebration of life will be held in Leisure World on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

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

Obituaries that are received later than Friday will go in the following week’s issue.

Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.

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

For more information, call 562-430-0534, ext. 801, or email laurieb@lwsb.com.



Laughing for the Health of It

Everyone is invited for an hour-long session of laughing for no reason on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Optum HCC conference room. 

Participants will leave with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free and non-fattening. 

Bev Bender is a certified laugh leader who helps people improve their lives through laughter.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on aa diabetic diet. 

Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, Sept. 7

Beef lasagna, whole grain dinner roll, broccoli and cauliflower, chef’s special cake, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade macaroni salad. 

Friday, Sept. 8

Roast turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing, peas and carrots, banana, spinach salad with chicken, mandarin oranges, cranberries, Feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Monday, Sept. 11

Polish sausage with sauteed onions and bell peppers, baked beans, lemon pepper broccoli, fresh orange, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated beet and onion salad. 

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Beef teriyaki, brown rice, oriental vegetables, seasoned corn, peaches, kale chicken salad, shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, balsamic dressing, and crackers.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Roasted chicken breast with honey mustard sauce, barley pilaf, seasoned carrots, green bean Almondine, pear, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade potato salad.


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, with a drop off at the Community Center. The Minibus returns to the Amphitheater at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Chili con carne, baked potato, shredded cheese, broccoli, whole wheat crackers, and a seasonal fresh fruit.

Friday, Sept. 8

Turkey pot roast with brown gravy, sweet potatoes, collard greens, and a sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Monday, Sept. 11

Baked ziti with Italian sauce, California vegetable blend, three-way salad with ranch dressing, whole wheat dinner roll, and a sugar-free ambrosia.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Diced chicken with a-la-king sauce, egg noodles, squash medley, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, a sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Split pea soup with sugar-free crackers, provencal tuna salad, sunshine gelatin salad, whole wheat dinner roll, and a fresh apple.


Hearing and Vision Support Groups

The Vision Support Group will meet on Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. It is intended for anyone who has partial or total vision loss. Meetings are on the second Tuesdays.

The hard-of-hearing support group will meet on Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month. Both groups are free.

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 562-596-1969.  Everyone is welcome to one or both groups.  

—Sandy Esslinger


Joyful Line Dance Makes it Easy to Stay Active

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club’s goal is to improve the emotional and physical health of its members through music, dancing, and socializing. It also encourages men to come out and put on their dancing shoes. Currently, there are a few men who participate on a regular basis.

Joyful Line Dance has ten leaders who take turns teaching. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Ginna Paik, Elizabeth Kim and Nak Soo Kim, Karen Kei and Anna Derby. Each leader steps on stage to demonstrate the dance for beginners to learn before the music goes on. 

The club offers LWers the opportunity to have fun and meet new people while exercising and learning new dances. Everyone is welcome. Membership fees apply. Dancing or exercise shoes are required. 

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


Medicare, Copays and Second Opinions

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club’s goal is to improve the emotional and physical health of its members through music, dancing, and socializing. It also encourages men to come out and put on their dancing shoes. Currently, there are a few men who participate on a regular basis.

Joyful Line Dance has ten leaders who take turns teaching. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Ginna Paik, Elizabeth Kim and Nak Soo Kim, Karen Kei and Anna Derby. Each leader steps on stage to demonstrate the dance for beginners to learn before the music goes on. 

The club offers LWers the opportunity to have fun and meet new people while exercising and learning new dances. Everyone is welcome. Membership fees apply. Dancing or exercise shoes are required. 

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



2023 Amphitheater Season Schedule

The 2023 Amphitheater music festival will run until Sept.14, with a 12-show lineup promising an eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, soul and blues tribute performers at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. 

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change. 

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 be available pre-event dining.

Sept. 7 Stone Soul

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare

Seal Beach Animal Care Supply Drive, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 14 Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare


CD Music for Seniors Club

The CD Music for Seniors Club held its first annual picnic.  It was a wonderful time with great people, food and music. The club meets every third Thursday, every other month. The club will meet Oct. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join. The club offers snacks and presentations on musical artists. People can pick up free CDs to keep.



Club to host hump day dance

The Legends of Rock Dance Band (LoR) will perform Wedneseday, Sept. 13, at the Pickleball Players Club’s monthly Hump Day Dance Party from 5:30-8 p.m. The show is BYO-everything.

LoR is a group of experienced pros who play rock and roll and classic rock hits all over Los Angeles and Orange County. Their forte is music from the ‘50s through ‘80s. The dance is free but donations to the band are appreciated.


Korean Drum Club accepting new members

The Korean Drum Club (Sa Mul Nori) was formed in 2022 and performed at several events including the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival, Korean Night in LW and International Cultural Day at Grace First Presbyterian Church. 

The club meets every Wednesday from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater. In September, the club has open enrollment and accepts new members. 

Anyone interested should call or text Chris Kim at 424-247-4542 or Heeja “Jackie” Alameida at 661-706-3399. Professor Don Kim (Dongsuk Kim) is the instructor for the club. 

In the past, he and his drum groups have performed at many prestigious venues such as the NY Metropolitan Opera House, the LA Music Center, the White House, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Arts Center. 

In addition, he has performed extensively and given workshops through the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Intercultural Awareness Program.


Dancers begin new hula focused on Maui

Hui O Hula offers free hula dance lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both classes start at 1 p.m. 

Tuesday’s class meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6; and Thursday’s class meets at Veterans Plaza, or inside Clubhouse 3 when the weather is unfavorable.  

Everyone is welcome to sway and hula to traditional Hawaiian music.  Newcomers who are interested in learning basic steps should come on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Friendly “senior” dancers are happy to help-show-and-tell.

August has been a busy month for the dancers with seven performances and five birthday celebrations.  

Dancers are now happily dancing new hula in class.  The current hula subject is K?pahulu, a dance about a district on east Maui.  Dubbed as the “land of the love-snatching wind,”  this area of the coast has been inhabited by native Hawaiians for hundreds of years and is still thriving.  

The story as well as the moves of K?pahulu will be explained before dancing. All are welcome to participate. For more information about classes or performances, call Jojo Weingart at 562-431-2242 or email Jojo@JojoJoe.com.



The Karaoke Club meets each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 for karaoke parties. Everyone is welcome. People should expect to hear their neighbors and friends impress with a variety of songs. The audience shows its appreciation by clapping and toe-tapping to the catchy tunes and dancing in the aisle to the beat of the music.


Vinyl Rock will perform Sept. 9 in CH4

Vinyl Rock will perform this Saturday, Sept. 9, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. 

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize.  

Vinyl Rock is sponsored by the Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).  Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

To ensure that beloved b ands keep coming back, remember to sign in. It’s the only way the Recreation Department can track their popularity.

All concerts are free, but tips are accepted and greatly appreciated.

For more information, email  kathyt@lwsb.com.



Enjoy close-up magic in September

Professional magicians, including Magic Castle performers, will entertain with close-up and stage magic in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Among the performers are Joyce Basch of Mutual 11, a “retired household executive.” This is her persona as a magician. She is an international performer and the first magician in the world to perform on all seven continents. 

Basch, a performing member of the Magic Castle, will be the emcee at the magic show presented by Congregation Sholom . Using her magic skills, Basch will show people how she taught her grandchildren to do math.  She will perform “Basch’s Baseball Pitch,” which is an original magic effect that she sells to other magicians.

 The cost is $15.  To buy tickets, contact 562-331-3949 or email joycebasch@verizon.net.


Let The Good Times Roll Club

All dancers and music lovers are invited for a show and dance on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Clubhouse 2 starting at 6:20 p.m. The Let the Good Times Roll performers will start the evening with Doo Wop songs and then the five-piece Legends of Rock Dance Band will play from 7-9:30 p.m.

“When I heard this band, I was so sorry my husband, Frank, was not here,” President Martha Destra said. “We are so excited to share this great rock and roll music with everyone at Leisure World.” People can bring a beverage of their choice or enjoy coffee and cookies. Cups and ice will be available. All are invited to this party, which will be an opportunity to meet new friends and visit with old acquaintances. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and will help the club continue to provide live entertainment.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to take close-up photos. People should use the editing features in the software of their phones. 

A Facebook page has been created for all LW residents interested in photography.  On Facebook, look for “Photographic Arts Club of Leisure World.” This is a private page to avoid outside ads or comments. To join, hit the “Join” button, and LW residents will be approved. People are free to post their favorite photos.  

In the “comments” section, people can ask questions about cameras, iPhones, or photography in general. A quick response will be provided.

People should also photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on at the meeting. Hooks and labels are available for members who wish to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome. 

For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.


Art League

The Art League will meet Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Clubhouse 4. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Hillary Norcliffe will be the guest demonstrator. She has been an art lecturer at Cal State Long Beach for over 19 years. She was born in England and raised in Canada. She has lived in Long Beach for many years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and received her masters of fine art in drawing, painting and visual arts from CSULB in 2002. 

There, she was named “outstanding graduate” for the College of Arts for her interdisciplinary work weaving visual arts with theater, music and dance. Norcliffe has also lectured at Coastline College, Cypress College, Long Beach City Collge and for the Long Beach Unified School District. 

She also worked for eight years for the Art Institute for Adults with Autism. she likes to make art a lifestyle while she raises her daughter. Norcliffe is particularly interested in opportunities to break down the barriers between art and life. Most recently, she has been exploring the world of writing and illustrating children’s picture books.

Norcliffe is also passionate about the subject of climate change and creatively addresses this through found-object sculptures. She recently created 23 found-wood pieces for “St. Broxsville Wood — Into the Thicket” exhibition at the Kellog Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona College. 

People are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat and should have their artwork in to be judged by 6:30 p.m. This month’s popular vote theme is “landscapes.”

—Jay Young


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Foxtrot is at 2 p.m., followed by Nightclub Two-Step at 3 p.m.

No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners are welcome. A review of basics will be included. 

 The cost is $7 per person for one class and $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.


Updating Club Information

To update a club’s information the the Club Meeting Schedule published periodically in the LW Weekly, or online at lwsb.com, email emmad@lwsb.com with the club’s meeting day, time and location.


Missing Paper?

If you didn’t receive a newspaper, call 562-430-0534 before 10 a.m. Thursday to have a copy delivered.



Thriller author to speak at library

The LW Library will hold its final AuthorSpeak event of 2023 on Friday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m.  next to the Library at Veterans Plaza.

New York Times best-selling author Rachel Howzell Hall will discuss her latest thriller novel, “What Never Happened.”

The novel follows Colette Weber, who has relocated to her Catalina Island home where, 20 years before, she was the sole survivor of a deadly home invasion. All Colette wants is to get back to her craft: writing obituaries. 

Her college best friend, Maddy, owns the local paper and has a job sure to keep Colette busy, considering the number of elderly folks who are dying on the island.

But as Colette learns more about these deaths, she realizes that the circumstances surrounding them are remarkably similar, and not natural. As she begins to draw connections between a serial killer’s crimes and her own family tragedy, she fears that the secrets on Catalina Island might be too deep to survive.

The presentation begins at 11 a.m. People can arrive as early as 10:30 to enjoy refreshments provided by the library.


Grab ‘n’ Go Menu Sept. 7-13

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza at Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Thursday Nights: Koffel’s Taco Truck, Mandi’s Candies and Lucille’s BBQ (this show only) at the Amphitheater—Dine al fresco before the Stone Soul Amphitheater show from 5-7 p.m.

Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel and loaded fries. To preorder, visit www.kabobaholicft.com or text 949-400-4696 and mention Leisure World, or order onsite from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted.

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

Wednesday: Mad Dumplings Food Truck (New)—
Enjoy Asian fusion cuision from 4-6 p.m.; cards only.

On call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m.; regular service before 4:30 p.m.; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates.  Sign up for notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. To ask questions or give feedback, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Amphitheater Movie: Elvis

Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights starting at 8 p.m. The last show is Sept. 8. 

LW residents are invited to bring friends and family for a free movie night. The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. 

Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take residents home after the movie.

Sept. 8—Elvis: The life of music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager.

PG-13 | 2h 39min | biography, drama, music


Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet Monday, Sept 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.The featured speaker is Kathie Moriarty, Ph.D., who will discuss native plants.

Dr. Moriarty is not Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy, but she does like her notorious name. She was able to combine her enthusiasm for teaching with her passion for the world and people by earning her master’s in geography at Cal State Long Beach. She then completed her research into the human impact on the earth’s environment for her thesis on restoration ecology at Crystal Cove State Park. 

Teaching geography is her true calling and passion, and restoration ecology is an important component of what she teaches. This involves teaching about the significance of introducing native plants to bring back native habitats to natural environments, which brings back stability and biodiversity (essential constituents) to the Earth and its ecosystems’ health. 

Native plants are naturally drought resistant in the Mediterranean climate of Southern coastal California. Moriarty will share some background, some history, and some good plant choices for this region.

There will also be a brief presentation by Security Services Director Victor Rocha on what LW residents need to know about the new gate entry system that utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) cards, which is coming soon. 

Tickets will be on sale for the Sherman Library and Gardens tour in Corona Del Mar on Oct.  18.  This will be the Garden Club’s first tour in over three years and should be spectacular. Tickets are $60, which includes a docent-led tour of the 2.2-acre gardens and lunch at the 608 Dahlia Restaurant.

The We Care table will be set up in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. 

All are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting.


RV Club Annual Potluck/BBQ Picnic

The LW RV Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. This is also the club’s annual September barbecue and potluck picnic.

 The club will provide tri-tip and chicken entrees, beverages and all dinnerware. Guests should bring a side dish, such as a salad, hot or cold dish, or dessert. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m.; dinner at 5. Guests are welcome for a $10 cost. 

Volunteers are needed to help with the September barbecue potluck picnic. For more information, call Bob Konier at 714-402-9225.


Saturday Morning Dance Class

Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

In September, Candis Davis will teach cha-cha on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and waltz at 10 a.m. 

New topics are voted on  each month. Each class is $7 per person. Partners are not needed. For more information, contact President Howard Small at 516-659-3314.

 —Howard Small




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

Serving LW since 1999.   SB Business License 699080.  Exp 10/11



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 11/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/10/2024




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 10/18

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 11/08


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257.  Bonded and Insured. Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 10/18


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.  Exp 10/18


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

Exp 11/01


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/22/2023


LADY PAINTER. Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior Paint, Speciality-Finishes, Cabinets, Murals and MORE! State Contractor License 1033927.  Exp 10/18



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562)-841-3787. SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 10/04


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 11/29/2023

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 10/11

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 9/27



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 1/31/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 10/25



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 10/11


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 11/01


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 10/18


Experienced caregiver. 20-years in Leisure World. References available. Maria Lopez. (562)-257-7631. SB Business License LOP00007. Exp 9/13/23


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. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 9/27


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 9/27


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

Exp 9/27


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. CALL PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 10/11



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

SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/04


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 11/01


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 11/01


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 9/20


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 9/20


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 1/10/2024


COMPUTER SERVICES (562)-733-9193

All things computer related. Phones, TV’s, Tablets, Electronic gadgets. Call John LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 11/01



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 9/27


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/03/2024


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 9/27


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 10/11

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 11/22


1997 Lexus Great Condition 97,000 miles. $5,500. Please call 626 -827-4930 for information



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 10/04



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 10/11


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Furnishings/Wrought-Iron/Rattan/1960s-Modern/Artwork/Rugs/Statutes/Tiki/Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. Call/562-243-7229  Exp 11/08


Estate Sale – 13270 Twin Hills Dr., Mutual 12 – 45H. Thursday Sept. 7, and Friday Sept. 8 from 8:30-2pm. Reclining sofa, electric lift chair, and a recliner. Matching sofa table, coffee table and end table. Electric fireplace/media cabinet, large cubby unit. Tiffany style floor lamp, lots of tall silk trees. Queen bed, full size bed, dresser, bookshelves, saw horse style desk. Chico’s clothing (size 2 and 3), lots of costume jewelry, art and home décor. Elvis collectibles, ceramic masks. Oreck vacuum, dustbuster, tons of books. Set of dishes, flatware, microwave and coffee pots. Patio bench, small tools and lots more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. POB 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


Mutual-2, Building-26, Carport-46 space available for rent. $45/Month. Call/562-784-1555. Exp 9/13

Cemetery PLOTS

Westminster Memorial Park. Three double-plots under a shady tree. $8,000 per/double-plots. Can be sold individually/or-as-a-set.  562-481-2460.


2-burial/plots, side-by-side in the sheltering-tree-section of Forest Lawn in Cypress. $9000/both. For-more-informaton-Call/417-549-9912. Exp 9/20