LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 09-29-22


Optum HCC celebrates renovation with ribbon cutting

Optum Health Care Center at Leisure World celebrated the recent renovation of its 3,000-square foot center with a ribbon cutting and community expo Sept. 17.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Steel joined City of Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick and other officials to celebrate LW’s on-site health and wellness center, which recently received a multimillion-dollar makeover and upgrade.

The spacious facility offers activites, lectures and classes in addition to expanded primary and specialty health care services. 

The renovation allows easy access to an array of services, including an on-site laboratory, X-ray, radiology, pharmacy and physical therapy. The pharmacy also sells groceries and medical supplies.

 The Optum Health Care Center team offered tours and booths in additon to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In addition to Rep. Steel, 48th congressional district, and Mayor Kalmick, the following special guests attended: Assistant Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency Dr. Chi Rajalingam, Seal Beach City Councilmember Sandra Massa-Lavitt, District 5;  Seal Beach City Councilmember Schelly Sustarsic, District 4; Linda DeRungs, Mutual 5 president; Optum Orange County President Ray Chicoine; Optum Health Care Center Medical Director Dr. Paul Choi; Optum Health Care Center Site Administrator Alicia Nelson, MHS, EdS, and members of the Optum Health Care Center.

—from the Optum at the HCC

GRF Bus Tours

Starting Oct. 4, the GRF Transportation Department will offer new and recently moved-in residents bus tours of the community. Featured will be GRF clubhouses, Turtle Lake Golf Course, Mission Park and its surrounding activity courts and gaming rooms, the 1.8-Acre disposal and recycling area as well as the Leisure World library and the Main Gate bus station.

Historical information and fun facts about LW will be included in the tour presentation, which will also cover the community’s Minibus system.

Monthly bus tours will begin at the Amphitheater Bus Hub, located on the east side of the GRF Amphitheater, just north of the GRF Administration Building. They will last about an hour-and-a-half. 

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in, or people can schedule a tour themselves at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/. 

For more information, contact Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com or (562) 431-6586, ext. 326, or Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

Preventing falls may keep you out of the ER

by Katya Lukina

staff writer

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for injuries sustained in a fall, and every 19 minutes one dies after falling. In Leisure World, monthly Security reports list dozens of falls, many of which can be prevented.

So it was no surprise that an overflow crowd piled into Clubhouse 4 on Sept. 21 for a presentation by Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) education specialist Elizabeth Denney on how  to prevent falls.

The special event was held to mark National Falls Prevention Week. 

Oftentimes, the consequences of a fall can lead to serious injury, financial hardship and long-term medical care. Denney shared valuable tips on fireproofing homes and preventing falls, along with educational materials and checklists. She also covered senior fall statistics, top causes and consequences of falls, and falls prevention and hazards. 

One in three adults aged 65 and older fall each year, with 20-30% of those suffering moderate to severe injuries. Knowing and checking on neighbors and having contacts available in case of emergency are ways to enhance neighbor safety in a tight knit community like Leisure World. 

Many factors contribute to falls in older adults. Chronic health conditions, medications’ side effects and home hazards are the top three causes of falls. 

Denney recommends minimizing medications’ side effects by taking them with meals and reviewing them with primary doctors or pharmacists. They will help residents be aware of what medications should be eaten with meals and which ones come with fall-risk warnings. 

She also advises people to see an eye doctor regularly and update eyeglasses if needed. 

Making homes safer can also prevent falls. Denney recommends identifying natural changes that come with aging and adapting homes to make them safer. 

For example, people can replace throw rugs with non-slippery ones (use non-skid pads under rugs to add stability); keep walkways clear; remove clutter from high traffic areas; immediately clean up messes and spills; and remove electrical cords from walkways. (Never place them under rugs.)

People can also keep areas well-lit with nightlights and motion sensor lights (solar lights for outdoors); clean with products that tend to keep the floors grippy instead of slippery; install easy-to-grip handrails and non-slip treads around the home; add grab bars outside the shower or tub near the toilet; rearrange cabinets and drawers to keep frequently used items within reach and keep a sturdy step stool nearby.

Other practical lifestyle changes include staying hydrated; eating balanced meals and keeping snacks handy to prevent drops in blood pressure; exercising regularly to improve strength and balance (such as tai chi or yoga); and wearing safe, sturdy shoes. 

Denney concluded her presentation with a Q&A session covering fire-smart landscaping, reporting Mutual hazards (unsafe walkways) and decluttering high traffic areas. She advised people to talk to an expert when it comes to electrical outlets and their safe usage and pay close attention to their surroundings while walking. 

In case of a fall, Denney recommends:

• Staying put (don’t move or get up).

• Calling 911.

• Answering paramedics’ questions, including being specific about the circumstances that lead up to the fall and why it might have happened.

The OCFA is a regional fire service agency that services 23 cities and unincorporated areas throughout Orange County, over 1.9 million residents and 77 fire stations. The OCFA Community Education and Outreach program provides a variety of free services and resources for the community including disaster preparedness; fire safety; drowning prevention; Ready, Set, Go!; fire extinguisher training; and smoke alarm programs. 

For more information, visit ocfa.org or call (714) 573-6200.

North Gate Road is closed through October

The North Gate Road closure that was originally anticipated to end this month will be extended through October and possibly longer, according to the Orange County Transporation Authority (OCTA). 

The road closed July 5 to allow crews to install a new 18-inch sewer line underneath I-405. The sewer line will connect to an existing sewer line under Old Ranch Parkway, across the freeway.

 North Gate Road is off limits to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Access to the Seal Beach Rehabilitation Center and other businesses along North Gate Road remains open.  

The reopening of the road was delayed last week due to unforeseen site conditions. 

In other construction:

• College Park West

Crews are relocating several utilities to continue widening the drainage channel adjacent to homes in the College Park West community. Utility line relocation is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.

Block wall installation is anticipated to begin in the fall.

Crews may access the work zone intermittently along College Park Drive and from the WB SR-22 connector to mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activities may occur at night from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. as needed.

• Almond Avenue

Crews will continue constructing the sound walls along northbound (NB) I-405, adjacent to Almond Avenue. Block wall installation began in August and is anticipated to be completed after one more month. Construction activities will continue from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.

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

• SB Off-Ramp Closed

The southbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach Boulevard is closed until mid-October as part of project improvements. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

OCTA reports that the entire I-405 Improvement Project is approximately 85% complete, with work scheduled to wrap up by the end of next year. In cooperation with Caltrans, OCTA is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line.  

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information.

It’s time to get a flu shot

The best way to reduce the risk of seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated every year.  For the 2022-2023 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These are Fluzone High-Dose?Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant?flu vaccine and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine.

Timing of Flu Shot

The recommended timing of vaccination is similar to last season. For most people who need only one dose for the season, September and October are generally good times to get vaccinated. It’s recommended to be vaccinated by the end of October. But a vaccination after October can still provide protection during the peak of flu season.

Who Should Get a Shot

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, with few exceptions, as has been the case since 2010. New this season, however, is a preferential recommendation for the use of higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines in people 65 and older over the standard dose, unadjuvanted flu vaccines (An adjuvant is an ingredient used in some vaccines that helps create a stronger immune response in people receiving the vaccine. In other words, adjuvants help vaccines work better.).

Will There Be a Shortage?

Vaccine manufacturers have projected that they will supply the U.S. with 173.5 million-183.5 million doses of influenza vaccines for the 2022-2023 season. These projections may change as the season progresses. All flu vaccines for the season will be quadrivalent (four component). About 20% of flu vaccines will be egg-free.

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine 

People can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time if they are eligible and the timing coincides.

Even though both vaccines can be given at the same visit, people should follow the recommended schedule for either vaccine: Those who have not gotten their currently recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine should get one as soon as possible, and ideally get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Flu Vaccine Benefits

Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during 2019-2020, the last flu season prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 7.5 million influenza illnesses, 3.7 million influenza-associated medical visits, 105,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations and 6,300 influenza-associated deaths, reports the CDC.  During seasons when flu vaccine viruses are similar to circulating flu viruses, flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with flu by 40-60%.

A 2021 study showed that among adults hospitalized with flu, vaccinated patients had a 26% lower risk of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and a 31% lower risk of death from flu compared with those who were unvaccinated.

A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with flu, vaccinated patients were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Among adults in the ICU with flu, vaccinated patients on average spent four fewer days in the hospital than those who were not vaccinated.

Residents can get flu shots through their primary doctors and at various drug stores and retail centers. To find the closest location, visit www.vaccines.gov/ and type in your zip code. 

Emergency Prep Expo is Oct. 15

The annual Emergency Preparedness Expo Fall Fest will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in Clubhouse 6. Minibus service will be available throughout the event. 

There will be emergency preparedness supplies to buy, raffles and an exhibit by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Talks and demonstrations will be given by the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART), a Southern California-based animal disaster response team whose goal is to educate the public in disaster preparedness for their families and pets. Other topics include solar power and communication, emergency medication, what to put in grab-and-go bags and pet prep in an emergency.

In addition to vendors, there will be displays by Leisure World service clubs, face painting, live music, food trucks, and much more. Stone Soul, an eight-piece Motown tribute band, will entertain. The band brought down the house at the Amphitheater on Aug. 18. 

 Koffel’s and Lucille’s Barbecue will have food trucks and Mandi’s Candies will be there serving ice cream and other treats.The Theater Club will offer complimentary face painting.

The expo is held to help underscore the fact that in the event of an emergency, LWers will be on their own until professional help arrives, which may be days or longer, depending on the crisis. People are encouraged to stock up on emergency prep supplies and learn more about how to survive in the aftermath of an earthquake or other disaster.  

—Eloy Gomez, GRF safety/emergency coordinator

GRF Dog Policy

Resident pet owners are reminded that GRF policy requires dogs to be leashed and under the control of the pet owner at all times on trust streets. The leash should be no longer than six feet. 

The policy also states that pet owners are responsible for damages or injury caused by their pets or support animals.

Letters to the Editor


On behalf of the dogs and cats of the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, we wish to thank all those wonderful Leisure World residents who came out and supported us at the Eagles Amphitheater show event. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $1,200 and a huge truckful of  items that will be put to great use for our pets. 

And thank you to the Paws, Claws and Beaks Club for its help in staffing this event. 

The winners of the gift cards were: Joe Buranete, California Pizza Kitchen; Dorothy Palaski, Home Goods; and one anonymous winner. 

Thanks again to all of you and we will see you next year!

Christina  Miller

Fundraising Manager

Seal Beach Animal Care


Regarding the article on GRF’s investigation of enhancing earned income (Page 1, Sept. 15), I like the idea of having small, beneficial businesses on-site. 

The only place currently selling any commercial products or services is the pharmacy in the Optum Health Care Center.

Imagine how convenient it would be to have a hair/nail salon, barbershop, massage, gardening accessories, snack foods, kitchen accessories, basic consumables like tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, maybe liquor, hot coffee and more located on-site and within walking distance for most residents.

The “mini shops” could be located somewhere next to the on-site post office. 

Local businesses could open small “satellite” branches on site, thus preserving our support of them. 

We could spend our money there knowing we’d be getting a return in lowered HOA fees. We would reduce the expense of driving off-site to do some of our shopping. We would be mingling with other LWers and maybe making new friends or at least enjoying the feeling of community.

If GRF is truly going to study this proposal, I recommend surveying residents about what amenities they would prefer to see here (in order of preference). For example, my top ask would be for a barbershop. 

I’m sure an on-site coffee shop would be hugely popular.

Mike Stabile

Mutual 1


It’s the little things that make senior life easier. So, when I read about the cancellation of the battery drop-off (Sept. 22), I had to ask why? Too costly, they say. Leisure World residents have been directed to drop off the batteries at the Rainbow Recycling facility. Really? 

Recently, I went there to deliver unused paint. I can just imagine an octagerian with a bag of 10 batteries trying to negotiate the large rumbling garbage trucks as they enter and exit the facility. 

And what about those unable to drive? 

May I offer a suggestion? Please maintain the battery drop off. Each month, or as needed, a volunteer from a service club or a LW staff member could take them to the recycling facility. An hour’s worth of time and $10 in gas is very cost-effective, don’t you think? 

Also, we will be keeping the landfills free of toxic battery acid. The last two of the Leisure Weekly issues contained front page articles explaining why our assessments must go up. They also stated how fortunate we are to live her with all the wonderful amenities available to us. Not so, if you are stripping them away, one by one. Please remember, it’s the little things that matter.  

Suzanne Dunwell

Mutual 6


I’ve noticed that cardboard boxes often fill the recycle bin. This doesn’t leave much space in the bin for other recyclable materials. 

I break down my boxes and would like to remind residents to do the same. Maybe signs with instructions on proper recycling methods could be posted by the recycle bins to help people remember.

Vonnee T. Peterson

Mutual 1

Setting It Straight

The Ronstadt Revival concert cost in the Sept. 22 edition was incorrect. The actual cost was $7,000—$3,500 of price was used as a deposit for a 2021 show that was canceled and the balance of $3,500 was paid this year when the show was performed.


GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.  

Thurs., Sept. 29 GRF Special Board of Directors Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 3 Physical Property Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 3 Recreation Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 4 Information Technology Services 


Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 GRF Board of Directors Meeting

(Executive Session)

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 10 Mutual Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 12 Security Bus & Traffic Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 13 Communications Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 14 Architectural Design Review Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.

GRF Board

Executive Session


Thursday, October 6

1 p.m.

Conference Room A 

This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approve Minutes

4. Legal

5. Contracts

6. Pending and/or 

Litigation Updates

7. Member Code of 


8. Personnel

9. Adjournment

Agenda is subject to change.

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards.  The following is a tentative schedule.  

Tues., Oct. 4 Mutual 17

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 10 Mutual 9

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Tues., Oct. 11 Mutual 16

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 12 Mutual  4 (open forum, 8:30 a.m.)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  8:45 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 13 Mutual 12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., Oct. 14 Mutual 3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 17 Mutual 15

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 18 Mutual 14

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 17 Mutual 5

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Family Radio

The Radio Club uses Family Radio Service (FRS) to practice drills every Wednesday on Channel 13/0 from 9:30-9:45 a.m.  Anyone with an FRS radio is invited to participate.

Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button. Then state full name and Mutual number. Release when finished.

For more information or instructions on FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at rjerxn@yahoo.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409.

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Guitar ensemble begins preparations for winter concert

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble performed a concert on Sept. 15 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. The group spent four months preparing four ensemble pieces, which included Muchen polka, “Over the Rainbow,” “Sarabande” and “Memory.” Each member also played a solo.

Club President Mimi Lee played a solo titled “Sunflower,” from the movie of the same name.

Kevin Kim has been the instructor of the club since 2019 and has been teaching for over 30 years.

The ensemble will perform its annual concert on Dec. 17 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 3 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments served at the event.

Those who are interested in learning how to play guitar can join the ensemble. 

The class meets every Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, from 9 a.m.-noon. 

For more information, contact Lee via text at (914) 843-1696.

Cribbage Club

Gene Smith captured his tenth star last Tuesday at Cribbage Club by winning all seven games played—taking first place with a perfect score of 847. The club congratulates him on his win. Sam Ray and Bobbie Straley tied for second place with a score of 835.  Third place went to Suzanne Parks with a score of 834 while Grace Holdaway took fourth place with 825.

Susan Dodson and Ruth Bonnema celebrated their birthdays by providing chocolate cake and ice cream along with mixed nuts and chocolates.  Susan and Margaret Smith served refreshments to the 51 players.

Donated refreshments are served at noon each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Members are encouraged to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to be guaranteed a place at the table. Partners are not needed. 

To learn how to play cribbage, brush up on the game or learn more about the club, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885.

Community Karaoke

A cool summer evening brought a full house for karaoke night.  Essie Hicks loves to sing and captured the audience with “Killing Me Softly.” Danna Sanders delivered a strong “My Guy.” A bit of nostalgia from the Mills Brothers “Till Then” was sung by David Noble.  

The love song “Reunited” brought together voices of Tony Tupas and Belen Smith. Vocalists like Karen Morris, Sally Glausser, Helen Schultz and Elizabeth Butterfield charm the audience with the emotion in their songs.

Mariza Joaquin sang with ease “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” Barbie May chose a song about a broken heart followed by Vito Villamor’s “Together Again.” 

Sherlene Wallis favors the popular Anne Murray hits. Erika Greenwood showed passion in “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

A casual practice session on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. is popular with folks experimenting with new tunes. 

Everyone is welcome to the Wednesday night karaoke party in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30. The club loves its audience members, who are generous with their applause.

For more information, contact Margie Thompson at (562) 493-0484.

Silver Fox Car Club

Silver Fox Car Club member Steve Neinast owns a 1936 Ford truck. The car club meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, at 6 p.m. Residents don’t have to own a classic or collectible vehicle to join the club, just a passion for cars.

LW to celebrate 52nd annual Arts & Crafts Festival in November, artisans wanted

The 52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The purpose of the Arts & Crafts Festival is to encourage the creative talents of Leisure World Seal Beach GRF members. While invited to exhibit their products, participants must adhere to guidelines established in Golden Rain Policy 1481; items for sale at the festival must have been made by the shareholder/member.  No manufactured articles may be sold. Each seller must live in Leisure World and must be a GRF member to qualify as an exhibitor of sale items at the festival. Residents are invited to come and support their fellow shareholders/members.

Artisans who want to participate can sign up at Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 7-9 a.m. A full table is $10 but may be shared with another participant for $5.

Chess Club

 This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first and any answer by black the white’s third move is checkmate.

Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move Queen d8. The white Queen moves from h4 to d8, black rook to d8, white rook to d8 and black Knight to d8. The next move by white is checkmate.

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

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Producers Club to perform ninth annual ‘whodunit’ mystery

How can a murder mystery be funny? Residents can find out on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. or Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 when the Producers Club will present its ninth annual murder mystery. People are invited to join the fun, the wild antics and the mayhem as the mystery unfolds in a cozy rooming house filled with eccentric guests, including one who keeps dropping things off the roof. 

The doors will open on “Bombs Away!” 45 minutes before the curtain goes up. Residents should come early. Admission is $5 at the door. A door prize will be awarded after the performance.

Dancers & Mixers will host early Halloween dance party

The Dancers & Mixers Dance Club will have an early Halloween party from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Clubhouse 4. Everyone is welcome to attend. Residents are encouraged to come in costume if they’d like to, and to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Partners are not needed as there will be both line dancing and a mixer. Live music will be provided by Linda Herman.  

Dancers & Mixers Dance Club was established in 1982 to hold fun evenings with friends and meet new people. The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 431-1257.

Clubhouse 2 closed for painting

Clubhouse 2 is closed through Oct. 16 for painting. The main hall and lobby will not be accessible. However, the poolroom, game room, restrooms and Mission Park will remain open. All reservations are cancelled during this time unless they were able to be relocated to another venue.  For further information, contact LW clubs directly or the GRF Recreation Department by email at kathyt@lwsb.com.

GRF regrets any inconvenience and appreciates residents’ cooperation.

Stamp and Collectible Club

The Stamp and Collectible Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. People should bring items from their collection to show and discuss. The members collect such various things as stamps, postcards, historic newspapers, rare books and vintage toys. The members meet to discuss their collections and perhaps discover new information about something they own, such as the possible value or history of the items they bring.

Travel Diary: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

by Fred and Linda Fenton

You may have been to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, perhaps more than once. It is a popular venue. This was to be our first visit, and despite everything we had been told about it, we had no idea what awaited us. But I am getting ahead of myself. Our trip began with a flight to Eugene to visit family. 

Located on the Willamette River, Eugene is best known as home to the University of Oregon, founded in 1876. Our hotel was located next to the Fifth Street Public Market, featuring cafes, shops, and Marché, a French restaurant. At dinner there, we enjoyed a bottle of pinot gris from Territorial Vineyards, an urban winery just one mile away. In all, there are 600 vineyards in the area.

Everyone will have a favorite spot in Eugene. Ours is a place we believe sells the world’s best ice cream. The shop has a funny name: Prince Puckler’s. The Prince, it seems, was a 19th century German nobleman known for his love of ice cream. Of the 40 flavors at Prince Puckler’s, our favorite is Oregon Bing Cherry.

In 2008, then presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle visited Prince Puckler’s. A sizable crowd gathered. The store has a sign announcing Obama’s choice of mint chocolate chip, and they sell a lot of it.

 After a few days in Eugene, we drove our rental car 177 miles south to Ashland, Oregon. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, located downtown, was founded in 1935, the year I was born. It is a repertory theater offering a wide range of classic and contemporary plays performed six days a week in three theaters.

We had tickets for two Shakespearean plays, “The Tempest” and “King John.” Unfortunately, on the day we were to see “The Tempest,” a terrible fire broke out in Weed, California, 60 miles away. Smoke drifted toward Ashland, affecting air quality. It caused cancellation of the play, which is performed in an outdoor Elizabethan-style theater.

I was disappointed because I had studied “The Tempest” in preparation for seeing the performance. “King John,” the following day, was an indoor performance that did not need to be cancelled. Rarely performed, this play tells the story of a corrupt monarch who fights to hold onto his crown at all costs. Does that sound familiar? The production featured an all-female cast. The actors managed deep voices and forceful movements, including swordplay, doing it all so well we soon forgot we were watching women playing male roles. The audience gave the cast two standing ovations.

To reach our last stop, Walnut Creek, California, we drove 330 miles south, choosing a route that included a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. No matter how many times you may have been there, the bridge is always a thrilling sight. It took four years to build, starting in 1933, and is the most photographed bridge in the world.

San Francisco streets were full of happy, Labor Day crowds. Cable cars full of people were clanging up and down city hills, with some riders hanging onto the outside (yes the outside) of the cars. Cable cars date from 1873 and have become an iconic symbol of the city. Yet, in 1947 city leaders, citing the lower cost of buses, moved to remove the cable car system. Friedel Klussman, a determined woman, began a successful movement to save the cable cars. The rest of her life she rode free. Cable car operators would announce her presence to applause and cheers from the other riders. 

Arriving in Walnut Creek, some 25 miles from San Francisco, we visited family and friends in the area before flying home to Long Beach. Soaring temperatures in Walnut Creek and Seal Beach over the Labor Day weekend, plus the extensive fires we have been experiencing in California, underscored the reality of climate change.

Travel: Nevada and Arizona Gems Tour trips

Want to travel closer to home with a Senior Group Tour on a motorcoach?

Janet Karter’s Laughlin Getaway is Nov. 13-15. The trip includes a tour guide, motorcoach, snacks, water, tip, an Oatman day tour and a stay at the Edgewater Hotel for two nights. The cost is $280 with a $50 deposit. 

Karter is the travel coordinator for the Lakewood Senior Center. Contact her at (562) 924-1938.

The Arizona Gems Tour is Jan. 18-20, 2023, offered by Friends of Oasis Travel. The trip includes a tour guide, motorcoach, entrance to the Quartzsite POW WOW Gem and Mineral Show, as well as the Tyson Wells Sell-a-rama and the Desert Gardens Gem, Rock and Mineral Show. 

The trip also includes a local tour of Quartzsite, and a two-night stay at the Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona.  The cost is $499 with a $100 deposit. Bobbi Lona is the tour coordinator and can be contacted at (760) 889-2687. 

Joanna Matos, a Mutual 2 resident, retired world traveler, and past president of Traveling Tigers Club, personally knows and recommends these women tour guides. 

Prices quoted above are per person based on double occupancy. ContactMatos by calling (562) 598-1849 for limited tour flyers.

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LWers rake in six awards from Cypress Art Show

Leisure World residents Joan Boryta, John Harper and Alice Sioson won top honors at the Cypress Art League’s 2022 Annual Autumn Art Show held on Sept. 17-18 at the Cypress Community Center. 

Collectively, Leisure World artists won six awards from a field of 204 art entries. The art show attracted artists from all over Southern California and as far as Northern California. 

Many visual arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, wood carving, digital arts and other 3D artworks are represented in the art show. 

In addition to ribbons, the winners also received cash awards and gifts from sponsors. Joan Boryta’s “Beach Fog” won first place in the Division I Watercolor painting; John Harper’s Division II Digital Art entry “Double” won a special award; Alice Sioson’s Division III Watercolor painting entries “Anthurium,” “It’s Autumn” and “Guitar Family” won first place, second place and a special award, respectively. She also won first place for her Division II 3D glass fusion entry “Floral Lady.”

The winners are active members of the Leisure World Art League. Boryta is also an art teacher and Harper is also a member of the LW Photo Arts Club, while Soison is also a member of the LW Lapidary Club and the LW Clay Crafters Club. The Cypress Art League’s annual art shows and exhibitions are held during spring and autumn each year in coordination with the City of Cypress. 

Winning artworks are available for viewing at the Gallery of the Cypress Community Center through Oct. 17. The address is 5700 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA 90630. They can also be viewed on its website at www.cypressartleague.com. 

TV Review

Balkan Lullaby

by Sezen Tumer

Balkan Lullaby is a nine-episode Turkish-language soap opera based in Macedonia.

Balkan Lullaby is a soap opera that can be watched on YouTube with English subtitles. It has everything: excellent actors, beautiful music, colorful folk dances, ethnic wedding customs, tears and laughter.

Balkan Lullaby is a beautiful, pure and innocent love story between a Macedonian and a Turk in Skopje, Macedonia.

In the Balkan countries, many ethnicities live together, but not in peace. Life in the Balkans is like a powder keg, ready to explode at any time. Human relationships, such as business, love, et cetera, face many obstacles and are full of challenges.

A Macedonian and a Turkish family have a history going back  three generations. Thirty-five years ago, two young people from these families fell madly in love. Unfortunately, their love did not end happily, and they were separated.

Their families also ended their relationship and the two have not seen each other since then. The girl moved to Vienna and cut her ties with her family. The man quit his promising music career and became a cook. 

This love affair was kept as a secret by both families and never brought up.

Thirty-five years later, history repeats itself. Once again, their children fall madly in love. At the same time, the two families are forced to share the same house. Destiny has put them together again. Both families try to stop this love affair, but the young lovers fight to save their love.

The Turkish grandfather is an interesting character, a sage. He is very close to his grandson and is a courageous man who always defends the truth. His love is for eternity and his purpose in life is to rebuild his mosque, which was demolished because of his son’s love of a Macedonian woman.

Yahtzee Club

On  Sept. 16 the winner for most yahtzee’s was Margaret Desrochers.  The winner for the highest score was Lyn Doyle. The winner for the lowest score was Diane Seeger. The door prize winner was Pat Farrell. The next meeting will be Sept. 30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m.  There will be a halftime social. 

The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.

Duplicate Bridge

North/South winners in a six-table game on Sept. 15  were Joan Tschirki and Sue Fardette with a 64% game. 

East/West winners were Ellen Kice and Shmuel Fisher with a 59% game.

With a 63% game, Joan Tschirki and Priscillia Cailloutte were first North/South in the five-table game on Sept. 16. LaVonne McQuilkin and Carol Murakoshi were the East/West winners with a 58% game.

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. 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 and/or by calling Dan Frank at (562) 739-6441 or emailing him at danfrankcpa@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

Hui O Hula

The Hui O Hula Club extends a warm welcome back/walina hou to Gee Gee Kwok of Mutual 15. She is a beloved dancer of Hui O Hula, the Leisure World Hawaiian dance club. Kwok is devoted and an essential part of the hui/group’s performance team. Her positive attitude and unwavering commitment to sharing her aloha with others is greatly admired by her hula family.  Everyone is thrilled that she is back, well and dancing. 

In class, hula subjects are Kaimuki Hula and Pua Carnation. Both are love songs. Kaimuki is a district by Waikiki Diamond Head in Honolulu. This hula is about an alleged love affair happening in the neighborhood. Pua Carnation compares the beautiful flower to a love interest who is revered and missed. Anyone can learn to tell a story with the hands in hula. Beginners may come to Clubhouse 6, second story, every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to learn basic steps. Classes are also given on Thursday at Veterans Plaza at 1 p.m. Call (562) 431-2242 for more information.

Weekend Night Dances return

Velvetones on Oct. 2

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards-—music for dreaming and dancing. They are back in action on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 and will be back on Oct. 16. The Velvetones play regularly at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings. The doors open at 5:30.

Vinyl Rock on Oct. 22

Vinyl Rock will be back in Clubhouse 4 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., later in the month than usual. It is an Orange County-based band consisting of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown, and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and 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 Cabaret Entertainers. The doors open at 6:30.

Abilene Halloween Dance on Oct. 31

Abilene will host its annual Halloween Dance on Monday, Oct. 31, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. instead of Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Saturday. Costumes are optional. Residents shouldn’t be late as it’s sure to be a packed house.

Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. 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. Doors open at 6:30.

Health Guidelines:

• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended.

• No table saving. People may bring their 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 the setup and arrange the setup for the following day.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the 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 residents’ favorite bands.

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 


I have a good friend named Gerri

who writes sweet poems that are merry.

She writes short stories, too

when she’s given a clue,

like ghost stories that you’d find scary!


—Ethel Ina Carter, member of LW Creative Writer’s Club

Community, pages 12-16

LW Birthdays

Gerri Seaton celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family recently with a party in Clubhouse 3. Gerri has lived in Mutual 2 for 28 years. 

Gil Moore, resident of Mutual 9 for 34 years and a former pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, celebrated his 95th birthday with a special luncheon at the Boathouse restaurant in Long Beach on Sept. 24 with family and friends. The celebration was hosted by his youngest daughter, Lisa and her husband Delbert Nunley of Spanish Springs, Nevada. Moore is in the center, holding a special tee shirt given to him at the event.

Waynette Harris celebrated her 98th birthday and  was surrounded by neighbors and friends who came to  wish her good health and many more years. Waynette has lived in Mutual 15 for 44 years. She is very a creative person and is working on projects 24/7. Waynette and her family thank all who came to the  birthday celebration.

American Legion

Pancake breakfast is back

After three years, the American Legion Pancake Breakfast is back. The men will flip  pancakes on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Clubhouse 2.  The kitchen will be open from 8-10:30 a.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase for $7 at the door in advance by calling Lee Esslinger at (562) 430-2891. This year there will be pancakes or biscuit and gravy with sausage and scrambled eggs, as well as orange juice and a bottomless cup of coffee. Former Y Service Club members will help. People can call Esslinger to request a job as well as the time they are available.  

Fantastic Cafe on Westminster Blvd. is once again donating the food ,and the Navy Seabees will be helping out in the dining hall. All residents are invited to enjoy a great breakfast.  For more information, call Esslinger at (562) 430-2891.

LW Humanist Association

Learn about the fine-tuning argument

The Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 10:30 a.m.

This week’s speaker will be club President Dave Silva, who is the author of “Searching for Utopia.” He is also the only Leisure World resident to have run for a statewide office in 2004.

Silva will give a powerpoint presentation on the “Fine-tuning Argument.” Certain fundamental physical constants of the universe are “fine-tuned,” allowing for the existence of life.  Some thinkers believe this is evidence for God. Scientists, philosophers and religious scholars have debated this question and reached different conclusions.

There is life in the universe because people are here to observe it. The “Anthropic Principle,” or argument, is the name given to the idea that the universe is designed, or organized, to allow for the existence of life.  However, it doesn’t say whether the universe had to be the way it is, or whether other universes exist with different physical parameters.  In one such hypothetical universe, life might be impossible, while in another it could be abundant.

Scientific observations have determined that the universe began 13.72 billion years ago in an event commonly called The Big Bang.  Many religious people argue that since the universe had a moment of creation, it must have had a creator and that creator was God. Most cosmologists believe the universe was formed by natural causes. Relativity, particle physics and quantum mechanics describe how the universe works, but they don’t say how, or why, the universe was created.  In his book, “A Universe from Nothing,” physicist Lawrence Krauss argues that observations show empty space is inherently unstable. Not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. These observations may explain how the Big Bang arose.

Silva will present the arguments from both sides of this thought- provoking debate. All residents are welcome to join.

Filipino Association of Leisure World Bingo

It was a full house for the Filipino Association of Leisure World’s (FALW) bingo event on Sept. 18 in Clubhouse 2. The winners thrived at the game and the day was full of fun enjoyed by all.  Sad to say that Clubhouse 2 will be closed for painting until Oct. 19. If everything works as scheduled, FALW will resume its  bingo games on Sunday, Oct. 23 or 30. FALW’s monthly meeting  will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 2:30 p.m.

Women’s Club

Club surpasses its fundraising goal for the year

The Leisure World Women’s Club Fundraiser on Sept. 17 was a huge success. The club thanks everyone who helped make it possible to surpass its goal and increase donations for the charities the club selected for the current and upcoming year.

The club is especially grateful for the vendors and donors for an amazing array of gifts for the raffle. 

The  live entertainment for the evening featured the talented Anthony and Donielle Bernasconi. Anthony, who many saw at the Amphitheater during his Michael Buble tribute, is always able to draw a big audience. Donielle has a voice reminiscent of Loretta Lynn and also does her own show, “The Women of Country.”

The next Women’s Club meeting will be held Oct. 4. Due to renovations in Clubhouse 2, the meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4 at 1 p.m.

The live entertainment  for the meeting will feature Randy Taylor. Performing since he was 5 years old, Taylor has been privileged to sing at legendary venues, including UCLA’s Royce Hall, Beijing and Shanghai Concert Halls, Greek Theatre, University of La Verne (where he headlined two solo concerts) Ford Amphitheater and Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. He skillfully personalizes any vocal piece with his own original singing style.

Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the Leisure World Women’s Club can contact Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517.

Sunshine Club

Learn how to organize your home

Professional organizer Alice West will talk to the Sunshine Club about how to let go of clutter in their homes on Friday, Sept. 30, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.  

Most people have more things than they need, but have trouble knowing what to  get rid of and how. During this talk, West will inform residents how long people are legally required to keep tax returns, loan papers, divorce decrees and other documents. She will reveal the easiest ways to part with collectibles, sentimental items, photos and more.  

West will also share how to safely get unwanted items out of the house or find them a new home besides a landfill. When people let go of things that are unnecessary and don’t bring joy, they are less likely to have clutter again.

All residents are welcome to join this meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome.

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

LW Chicagoans meet up Oct. 1

All LW Chicagoans are invited to meet and reminise on all things Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 1, outside Clubhouse 6 by the umbrellas at noon. 

For more information, call Stacy Strout at (714) 328-2701.

Senior Peace Club

Forum for city council candidates will be held on Oct. 6

The Senior Peace Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. There will be a forum for the candidates running to represent Leisure World on the Seal Beach City Council.

All four of the Seal Beach City Council candidates–Marianne Klinger, Michael McGrorty, Jonathon Rich and Nathan Steele–have been invited to speak on issues of concern.  The issues include the integrity of the voting system, climate change impact on Seal Beach, the role of government, and book banning and library cuts. There will be a question-and-answer period after all the candidates speak, plus time at the end of the meeting to speak personally with the candidates and pick up campaign literature and signs. 

The club decided to host this meeting because it seems more difficult to obtain good information on local elections. The club’s board felt this would be of interest to  residents since the board members themselves were eager to find out more information about the candidates.

All Leisure World residents are welcome. Call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040 for more information.

Retired Teachers Division 56

Any retired teacher in Leisure World is invited to join others on Friday, Oct. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at noon.

In addition to a complimentary lunch, the group will discuss  H.R.82 and WEP/GPO. As always, social updates will be shared.

 For reservations, call Anne Stone at (714) 600-6956 no later than Monday, Oct. 3.

 –Beverly Lloyd, president

Schmooze Club

In observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Schmooze Club will not meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11. 

Unless otherwise publicized, regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 10-11:30 a.m.

 Throughout the year,  the Schmooze Club will present a variety of programs of Jewish and general interest. All LW residents and guests are welcome to attend. 

The Schmooze Club’s next program on Tuesday, Nov. 8, will feature comedian Mike Preminger for a delightful morning of laughs, refreshments and “schmoozing”  (socializing). 

“There are no dues to schmooze,” however, donations are gratefully accepted. 

For more information about the club, call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

Assemblywoman and State Senate candidate Janet Nguyen spoke at the club’s monthly meeting Sept. 21, stressing the importance of this election. 

The club’s “Meet the Candidates” forum on Sept. 17 featured the following candidates: 

• Scott Baugh for U.S. Congress

• Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen for State Senate

• Diane Dixon for State Assembly

• Nathan Steel for Seal Beach City Council

• Rona Goldberg for Los Alamitos Unified School District

The LW Republican Club book of the month for September is “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt” by Arthur C. Brooks.

    Brooks, an economist, is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the largest conservative public policy institute in the U.S.

Brooks argues that fairness and compassion are two values shared equally by conservatives and liberals, but conservatives tend to view fairness as rewarding merit, whereas liberals are more concerned with equality.

Conservatives and liberals generally agree that assistance should be provided for those unable to care for themselves or their families. Both sides also realize that people feel a bigger since of pride working for what they get compared to getting it for free.

When people start the debate acknowledging that they share most of the same moral values, they are less likely to view each other with contempt. The book is available on Amazon and other outlets.


    The Republican Club information and hospitality booth will be open in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through October and then every day in November up until the election. 

Anyone desiring yard signs for club-endorsed candidates, requesting voter information, needing help voting, or just wanting to be around like-minded people can drop by the booth. 

The club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Democratic Club

By Mary Larson

LW contributor

There is only a very short time left before Californians will receive their vote-by-mail ballots. With that in mind,  LW Democratic Club members have been intensifying their efforts to reach potential voters.  

The club’s message is a simple one. How LW residents vote—as well as how those living in neighboring districts vote—could determine which party controls the House of Representatives, beginning in 2023.

It is clear that the newly constituted Congressional District sits at the nexus of crosscurrents shaping the 2022 election. Democrat Katie Porter is running for reelection in the 47th District. Democrat Mike Levin is running for reelection in District 49, located south of Leisure World. Republicans Michelle Steel and Young Kim are running for reelection in neighboring Districts 45 and 40.

The Cook Political Report rates the Porter and Levin races as “leaning Democrat.”

Steel’s race is “leaning Republican,” and Kim’s race is “likely Republican.”  This means the outcome in all four races could come down to what no preferred party voters decide to do. With that in mind, the Democratic Club has been, and will continue to, make a special effort to reach these potential voters.  The results to date have been very encouraging.

The club is also encouraged by the number of potential voters visiting the hospitality/information booth located in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6.

One new resident was looking for information about how to register to vote. She seemed very eager to become part of the LW Democratic Club.  Another resident stopped by to ask about the Propositions. Volunteers staffing the booth advised her to vote “no” on 27. They also invited her to attend the next membership meeting, which would feature a report on all of the propositions on the November ballot.

Another LW resident stopped by with a question about mail she had received stating “there may be someone in your home who is not registered.”  She feels the group that sent these letters meant well but that they upset and scare people.  She said, “It is painful for people like me who have lost a loved one.”

A resident who was previously a member of another party, came by to offer words of support. Another resident had questions concerning political “propaganda” that was left at her unit.  

A resident stopped in to talk about how confused he and other people are because of misinformation.  Other visitors commented that they were glad there were not any offensive signs at the booth. 

During October, the booth will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Information about the election, as well as club membership ,will be available. 

Democrats and supporters are also invited to subscribe to the Democratic Club’s newsletter for more detailed information by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling (562) 296-8521. People are asked to  include their full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation.


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

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

The GAF must fundraise throughout the year to continue providing services to the community. There is now a simple way for LWers to donate to the GAF. 

Residents can now donate to the GAF during their weekly grocery shopping trip without having to spend more money, thanks to the Ralphs Rewards Program.

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

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

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

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

– Anna Derby

SBTV-3 Listings

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

Thursday, Sept. 29

4 pm LW NOCE Summer Concert

5 pm Black and White Knights Band

6:30 pm Velvetones or America’s

  Oldest City

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:30 pm McGaugh Go West 2022

9 pm SB City Limits:

Richard Hastings

10 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Hail to the King 

Friday, Sept. 30

4 pm LW NOCE Summer Concert

5 pm Napa Wine Train

5:15 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022

6 pm GRF Executive Director 

Jessica Sedgewick

7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:10 pm Ronstadt Revival 

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Saturday, Oct. 1

4 pm Black and White Knights Band

5 pm LW Community Orchestra Spring 2022

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7  pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, Oct. 2

4 pm Seal Beach City Council 

Meeting Sept. 26 Replay

5 pm Napa Wine Train

5:15 pm LW Car Show

5:30 pm LW Radio Club

5:40 pm The Velvetones 

6 pm LW Theater Club Face Painting

6:30 pm Safety Flags Installation

7  pm McGaugh Goes West 2022

7:30 pm Seal Beach Classic Car Show

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy 

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:


11 pm NOCE Summer Concert

Monday, Oct. 3

4 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022

5:30 pm GRF Executive Director 

Jessica Sedgewich

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach Planning 

Committee Meeting: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:


10:45 pm LW Car Show

11 pm Black and White Knights Band

11:55 pm LW Theater Club Face  Painting

Tuesday, Oct. 4

4 pm LW NOCE Summer Concert

5 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Hail to the King 

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10 pm Ronstadt Revival

11:40 pm  LW Car Show

Wednesday, Oct. 5

4 pm Life and Times in SB:

Lawhead Brothers

5 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022

6 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Live and Let Die, 

Paul McCartney

7:40 pm The Velvetones

8:30 pm McGaugh Go West 

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:30 pm LW Cabaret Entertainers

*All programming is subject to change.

Find gently used treasures at Mutual 12’s yard sale throughout the weekend

Residents are welcome to attend Mutual 12’s neighborhood yard sale on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1 at 13430 St. Andrews Drive between buildings 72 and 73. There will be over eight sellers on one block.

The group is  doing its part to keep gently used items from ending up in dumpsters and landfills. Part of the proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Orange County Rescue Mission to help veterans re-establish themselves into civilian life.

For more information on the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin, contact Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872.

obituaries, page 16


In Memoriam

Brian Kennedy 57

Buford Phillips jr. 92

Deloris Leslie 94

Robert Levinson 84

Linda Tilton 79

Jean Smith 88

Larry Corbett Jr. 59

Arlene Rivera 84

Larry Corbet Jr. 

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary


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

Obituaries that are received later 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. 

Religon, page 18, 21-22

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev is conducting in-person services this year, led by Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah. All services will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.  

The High Holy Day schedule is:

•Yom Kippur: Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.

• Erev Sukkot: Sunday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.

•First Day of Sukkot: Monday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

•Erev Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m.

• Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Monday, Oct. 17,  at 10 a.m.

The Second Days of Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot services will be livestreamed  at Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel); and via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Live, in-person Shabbat services will begin Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Services will also be livestreamed for both Friday Shabbat evening and Saturday morning service at the above links.

Shabbat T’shuvah, the Sabbath of Returning, is on Saturday, Oct. 1. Beit HaLev will read from “Vayelech” (Moses went) from Deuteronomy 31:1-30.  On the last day of his life, Moses’ last words to the Israelites assured the people that they would be successful.  He told them to place the written Torah in the Ark, reminding them, once again, to follow HaShem’s commandments.

The Torah reading on Yom Kippur morning is from “Acharei Mot” in Leviticus 16:1-34, and the Maftir is from “Pinchas” in Numbers 29:7-11. Yizkor will follow the morning service. There will be an online-only presentation by the Beit HaLev of “Jonah” at 5 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom, followed by Ne’ilah, the inspirational closing service for Yom Kippur at approximately 5:30 p.m.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddurim,“Mishkan HaT’filah” and “Mishkan HaNefesh.” Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available at live, in-person services.

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.

Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Rabbi Galit-Shirah will need some assistance preparing for services. Those who can help should let her know beforehand. 

LW Hanin Church

Pastor Yong Han of LW Hanin Church will introduce a new sermon series titled “The Kingdom of God: A fresh look at the Parables of Jesus” on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All are welcome to attend the service with traditional hymnal. Lunch will be served after worship.

The Open Bible College is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. 

The purpose of this course is for people to understand what they believe in the Bible and why, plus  how to apply biblical   beliefs to their lives. 

All residents are welcome to attend the Open Bible College lessons, regardless of whether they have attended a service before. 

Those who are in need or have prayer requests can call Pastor Han at  (310) 748-2595 or email yongkhan@hotmail.com.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold Shabbat Shuva services with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Rabbi Mymon will also lead hybrid Shabbat Shuva services on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. 

Saturday’s Torah portion is Vayeilech from the book of Deuteronomy. In this portion, Moses concludes his speech to the Israelites, blesses Joshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to read publicly from the Torah; God predicts the eventual straying of the Israelites. 

Rabbi Mymon will lead the services for Congregation Sholom’s High Holidays services along with Cantor Chalin, who is a new member of the clergy. Services will be held via Zoom as well as in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. The schedule for the High Holidays is as follows:

• Tuesday, Oct. 4: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Kol Nidre Services beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

• Wednesday, Oct. 5: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Yom Kippur Services starting at 9:30 a.m. Yizkor will begin between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Congregation Sholom  has served Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and via Zoom.

Congregation Sholom will enjoy pizza after its Saturday, Oct. 15, service in the sukkah outside of Clubhouse 3.

Those who want to  become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass  at (714) 396-0121.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; the Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week: Many Christians are curious and have not had the opportunity to discover the foundations of their faith.   People will be challenged to dig deeper when Pastor Chuck Franco continues the series titled “What is Truth?” with a sermon titled “The Deity of Jesus” on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Philippians 2:9-11 describes the place Jesus occupies now and in the future.  Building on the last two sermons in the series, “The Word of God,” and “One True God,” this sermon will empower seekers of truth to begin to understand more fully why they believe  what they believe 

Bible Study: “Whisper,” by Mark Batterson, continues to call followers of Christ to listen for God’s voice. The brief video presentation and the discussion and questions that follow lead students to a deeper level of intimacy with God.

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 pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.

Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Community Church

“Hop back” with Community Church to the 1960s on Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the church with a 60s themed dinner celebration with mocktails and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased after service on Sunday and in the church office for $25.  

As a beacon of welcome and engagement with God and community for 60 years, Community Church continues its mission of “lighting a pathway into community, growing disciples in God’s love, and sending the hope and joy of Jesus into the community.” The 60th anniversary worship service will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9:50 a.m.

Throughout the Bible, the image of water is used as a symbol of cleanliness and healing.  This week, it is a destination as Jesus challenges his followers’ faith saying “if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could command this mulberry tree to be uprooted and planted in the sea.” 

Community Church offers  Communion on the first Sunday of each month, which is open to everyone. 

Entrances to the church may be found at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to enter the sanctuary; masking is optional.   Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook. 

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

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  are 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) 212-8681.

The course of study is the Old Testament. Personal reading should be those chapters in Isiah not covered in this study. The Study for the week of Oct. 3 covers Isaiah 58-66. 

Early in his ministry, Jesus Christ visited a synagogue in Nazareth, where he was raised. He opened the book of Isaiah and read Isaiah 61:1-2. He then announced, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” This was one of the savior’s most straightforward declarations that he was the anointed one, who would “heal the brokenhearted and preach deliverance to the captive.”                                    

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly will hold a health class during it regular Wednesday Bible study at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5. The church is always looking for ways to provide residents with information as to how to live healthier and safer lives. The class will be taught by church member  Susan Kelleghan, RN. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., Kevin and Jennifer Stebbings, who serve southeast Asia for Grace International, will come to speak. 

On Oct. 23, Faith Christian Assembly will hold its prison ministry spotlight service at 5:30 p.m. This was a congregation favorite last year, and this year, the church is excited to continue it.

“Then the king will say to those on his right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me’” Matthew 25:34-36 NKJV.

Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer at 5 p.m. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd. To receive a copy of the church’s free monthly newsletter or to receive more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday through Friday by calling (562) 598-9010 or emailing contact@fcachurch.net.

Holy Family Catholic Church

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Holy Family Catholic Church will hold the annual blessing of animals on the Feast of St. Francis at 10 a.m. in front of the church. LWers are invited to bring their pets. 

Holy Family is once again holding a pro-life fundraiser for the Santa Ana Life Center. People are needed to make simple burp cloths and bibs for babies. Sewing skills are not required to volunteer. A group will meet in the rectory on Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. People who have sewing machines are asked to bring them to the meeting. The church will provide sewing machines for those who don’t have one. 

Call Becky Maffucci at (562) 631-4718 for more information.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

“St. Francis and the Seeds of Faith” is the spiritual theme at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s service on Sunday Oct. 2.  Studying Scripture and historical writings, St. Francis’ dedication to God’s creation and his teachings on peace will be an encouragement for residents. LWers can bring bring a picture of their pet for a blessing and receive a medallion for the pet’s collar to remember God blesses them too.  

Redeemer Lutheran looks forward to sharing the peace of Christ at the Communion service at 10:30 a.m. in  the sanctuary.  Those who have questions about the service or the work of the church can call the church office at (562) 598-8697.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Oct. 1, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1,  from 9:30-11 a.m.  

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church 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

Genesis 1:1-23 tells of God’s creation through his word. The  passage goes through the first five days of creation. Up to this point, God says that everything he spoke into existence is good. On the sixth day, God completes his creation by speaking into existence every living creature according to its kind. The culmination of day six was creation of man. Genesis 1:27 says “So God created man in his own image; in the image of God, he created him; male and female he created them.” The word created is used three times, leaving no doubt how male and female came to be. God then blesses the male and female and tells them to multiply and fill the earth. God then gave   them dominion over all he had created. God had completed his work and rested on the seventh day.  

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, Don Sunday will sing “In the Garden.” 

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

Midweek Studies

Melli Herrera leads the new women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-10:45 a.m.

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 is from 6-7 p.m.

Scripture of the Week

“And Jesus said, ‘The things that are impossible with people are possible with God’,” Luke 18:27 (NASB).


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

LW Baptist

LW Baptist’s worship service will remind believers that their heavenly father watches over them in every situation, just as he did his beloved son. The service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m.  

The men’s Bible study meets at 10 a.m. on  Monday, Oct. 3, to study Gideon, a faith-hero. The midweek Energizers group will meet to study one of the Bible’s greatest prayers, Psalm 31, at 3 p.m. following choir rehearsal in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Contact the church office at (562) 430-8598.

Health & Fitness

Dancing Feet Celebrate Anniversary and Birthdays

The members of Dancing Feet Club celebrated anniversary and club members’ birthdays last week.

The line dancers are taking  a long break due to the temporary closure of Clubhouse 2. After a well-deserved rest, the line dance class will resume meeting on Oct. 17, followed by a social dance on Oct. 23.

 The club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2: the line dance class every Monday from 7-9 p.m. and ballroom and line dancing every fourth Sunday from 6-9:30 p.m.  Come dressed to impress. People may bring own snacks and drinks. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed. Admission to both events is free. 

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


Ballet Fitness

Instructor Milton ‘Mel’ Locket (center) brings the joy of ballet to Clubhouse 6 every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who enjoys ballet dancing for fun or health is welcome to meet him at the barre. Comfortable clothes are encouraged and ballet slippers, soft shoes, or socks to make it easier to point the toes. A regular workout class continues after ballet at 2:45 p.m. It offers exercises for strength, flexibility and balance, and aerobic movements. Gym shoes and a floor mat are required. For more information, call (562) 252-9676.



The Wa-Rite Club’s total weight loss for the week was 14.5 pounds. The two biggest losers were Kathleen Hessley and Shirley LaBreque, who both lost three pounds. 

Judy Chambers gave a presentation on leg cramps, which can be caused by lack of calcium, potassium and magnesium, or an overuse of muscles and nerves. Staying hydrated, supplementing the diet with spinach and mustard, and using a heat pad when needed could also help with cramps. Before taking any over-the-counter remedies, people should consult their doctors. 

Falling in love with taking care of yourself and being patient are proven ways to increase energy, well-being and happiness. 

The weekly weigh-in is on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 8-8:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 9. Everyone must present a GRF ID at the door to join the meeting.

—Carol Chambers


Dental Services for Retired Veterans 

For the ninth consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer the annual free dental services for retired veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 4022 Katella Ave., Ste. 206, Los Alamitos. 

Retired veterans will get their annual dental checkup, X-rays and regular dental  cleaning at no cost.

Call in advance to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barsamian at (562) 596-4439.

—Dr. Seza Barsamian


Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

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

Thursday, Sept.29 

Turkey chili, cornbread, green beans with pimentos, watermelon, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion and tomato salad.

Friday, Sept. 30 

Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, barley pilaf, peas and carrots, fresh banana, turkey and ham cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing and crackers.

Monday, Oct. 3 

Roast beef with mushroom gravy, au gratin potatoes, peas with onions, mixed melons, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 

Tuna noodle casserole, seasoned carrots, brussels sprouts, chocolate cake, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 

Lemon pepper chicken, barley pilaf, green bean almandine, fresh pear, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, creamy coleslaw.


SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air on SBTV via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and sbtv3.org/schedule.


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


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

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Bocce Ball: Report from the Court

The Bocce Ball Summer League will begin playoff action on Saturday, Oct. 1. Eight teams will compete, leaving four teams to play for the championship.

Here is the schedule for Saturday, Oct. 1:

Saturday Teams: 9 am: Valerie Strong and Rod Osberg vs. Connie Adkins and Paul Shellenberger

Sunday Teams: 9:45 a.m. Kristi Martin and Juan Melendez vs. Melli and Sal Herrera

Tuesday Teams: 10:30 a.m. Chandra and Harshad Patel vs. Ellie West and Roger Bennett

Thursday Teams: 11:15 a.m. Marilyn Hewitt and Marv Jones vs. Milly Larsen and Red Ryals

The winners of these four games will play for the championship on Saturday, Oct. 8. All are invited to watch their friends or favorite teams compete.

Pickleball Players Club

The Pickleball Players Club will meet on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Mission Park. The get-together will include a potluck barbecue.

The club will offer a free beginner lesson on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. Jim Thomason will provide  instruction to new players, and the Pickleball Players Club will loan paddles and balls.

The free classes are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact President Linda Evenson at (561) 577-3283 or email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com. 

Men’s Golf League

Golfers are responsible for their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Players are asked to repair their own plus one more. 

Monday-Friday League:

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 becoming the norm 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, (714) 313-3697, or Dave LaCascia, (801) 674-5975.

-—Dave LaCascia

Shuffleboard Club will host league kick-off event Friday

The LW Shuffleboard Club’s Friday morning league will begin its nine-game fall schedule on Sept. 30 at 8:30.  Innovations for this fall schedule include playing only two games for each team and having assistant captains will make tracking wins and losses easier. The Tuesday evening league will begin its four-game schedule on Oct. 4 at 6:30.

The club invites residents to attend the kick-off games for the Friday morning league, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. Current and past members of the shuffleboard club are invited to attend. Renew old acquaintances and see the innovations implemented for this fall season. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.

Another innovation for the Courts Building is that beginning Sept. 30, there will be two open lanes for practice adjacent to league play on Friday mornings from 9-11 and Tuesday evenings from 6-8. 

This will provide two additional times for people to practice their shuffleboard skills. Open play/practice times are still available on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11. Closed-toe shoes are required to play. All equipment is provided.

For additional information, call or text Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426.

Pool League

There’s a close race for first place in the second week of the fall pool league. The Ball Busters lost to Hard to Handle 6-7, but are tied for first place with a record of 18 and 8.  

Bob Barnum of Hard to Handle won five games, including his eight ball and nine ball singles.  Bruce Pettys won four of his seven games for Ball Busters.

The Renegades edged the Rustlers eight games to five to tie the Ball Busters for first place.  John Burns of the Renegades won five games and both singles matches.

Right on Cue evened its season mark at 13 wins and losses, by beating Rockin’ Rolling eleven to two. Tom Zimmerman of Right on Cue won six of his seven games and teammate Guta Basner won five.

The 3 Amigos won 10-3 over the Crack Shots to tie for second place.  Roy Middlestead won all seven of his games for the 3 Amigos and teammate Sal LaScala won six games.

In Clubhouse 1, Any Hole Counts beat the Bank Bandits 9-4. Shery Wells made some great clutch shots to win six games for Any Hole Counts.

Playing at Clubhouse 2 and Clubhouse 1 at the same time seems to be working out fine. This really shortens the playing time when there are 10 three-person teams. With 13 points in a match, the standing can change rapidly in a nine-week season.

Women’s Golf

The second and final week of the President’s Trophy tournament competition took place on Sept. 20. The golfers who participated in both rounds are eligible to receive awards.  

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the general meeting of the Women’s Golf Club.

Forty-six women played in the weekly tournament on Sept. 20. 

They competed for low gross, low net and fewest putts. The club congratulates Joann Lim who scored a hole-in-one on hole 8.

The flight winners were:

Flight A—Low Gross: A tie between Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 28; Low Net: Lisa Kim, 25; Fewest Putts:  A three-way tie between Linda Herman, Lisa Kim and Jane Song, 11.

Flight B—Low Gross: Grace Choi, 30; Low Net:  A tie between Mary Ann Moore and Alison Kim, 25; Fewest Putts: A tie between Grace Choi and Mary Grieg, 12.

Flight C—Low Gross: Sue Yokomi, 30; Low Net: Sun Lee, 25; Fewest Putts: Sue Yokomi, 11.

Flight D—Low Gross: Dale Quinn, 34; Low Net: Sue Elliott, 25; Fewest Putts: Anne Walshe, 12.

—Dale Quinn



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. SB Business License BRN000.   Exp 1/04/2023


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.   Exp 10/19


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 11/16



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 12/21


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 11/16

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 12/07


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   Exp 11/16


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 11/16


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  10/19


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/16



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 11/02


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 1/04/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.   Exp 12/07


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows.  Exp 11/16

Window Washing


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, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured.   Exp 1/04/2023


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 11/23



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   Exp 11/09


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.   Exp 11/30


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 11/16


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 10/19


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 10/19


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 10/26


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538. Exp 10/12


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.  Exp 10/12



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/26


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


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 11/30


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Exp 11/16


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 11/16


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001. Exp 11/30



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.  Exp 10/26


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/04/2023


Western EZ-Go Golf Cart. In Excellent Condition. $4,500 Call 808-392-1824


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 10/12


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   Exp 10/12

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 12/21


Toy Hauler with Front-Bathroom & 10,000 extras, $17,950. Wheelchair/$300, 1-Recliner/$100, 1-Recliner/Leather/Massage/Electric/$200, Everything Sold Together or Separately. Contact Owner for details/951-743-4521.



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 11/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   Exp 11/09


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.  Exp 10/12


Foldable Electric Bike. 1-year/old. HBBC White, Large-Tires/Basket. Paid_$1,800/Asking_$950  Call AFTER 5pm 562-240-5446.


Neighborhood YARD SALE “BARGAINS GALORE” (8-Sellers in 1-Location). Thursday/September-29th, Friday/September-30th & Saturday/October-1st (8:00am-2:00pm). 13430 St. Andrews Drive between Buildings 72 & 73. For more information: La Brenda Carson (424)-263-0514. Fitz N Floyd, Tools, Jewelry, Household, 4-Bicycles, Baskets, Clothes and MUCH-MORE!


King-Size Bed & Beautiful Mirrored Headboard, sell together or separately/$50-each. 7Ft-Couch/Good-Shape with/foldout -Bed/$50. Free Standing Freezer/2-Ft-Wide/3-Ft-High/$50.  Call/562-357-7070.


D’Angelico Hollowbody Electric Guitar.  Like-New, New Strings, Professionally Set-up, Comes with/Case, Fiesta Red.  $500/FIRM. 562-597-6182


Estate Sale – 1381 Monterey, Mutual 2, 62A. Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 from 8:30-2pm. Handpainted buffet, curio, Asian style pots, carved trunks, lamps, stick vacuums. I have opened 142 large boxes of NEW merchandise – purses, shoes (size 5-1/2), sunglasses, bath items, luggage, home organizers, electronics, linens, wallets, perfumes, office supplies, NEW kitchen appliances, and costume jewelry. Multiples of everything! Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427 Seal Beach Bus. Lic. ESD0001


Estate Sale. St. Andrews Drive (off Annandale) Mutual-1/Apartment-25E. Thursday and Friday, September 29,30  (9:00am-2:00pm). Charming vintage entrance tables, small curio cabinets, electric fireplace, grandfather clock, oil painting, mirrors, stained glass, electric full-bed, oak highboy dresser matching nightstands, abundant kitchenware, pyrex, corning, air-fryer, microwave, toaster-oven, tons of knickknacks, fashion jewelry galore, patio furniture and coolers. View pictures on Nextdoor and Marketplace Facebook under Category Furniture, Orange County. Please call if you are unable to find the website pictures. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818. Seal Beach License GDD0001, PO Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Blue Carpet (9×9 Foot) $50.00/OBO 714-404-0503.


Rollaway-Bed/Twin-Size/Extra-Long/8″ Gel-Mattress with/Royal Blue, Tufted-Headboard/New/$80. Recliner/Red-Faux, Petite/Perfect for Bedroom or Outside-Patio. Elvis Collectible Table-Top Juke-Box with/color Bubbles/Works!/Plays CDs/Radio/Perfect-Condition/$150. Sue/714-469-7519.


Would like to rent LW Carport Storage ONLY. Please call 714-307-8220.  Exp 10/12

Free itemS

27″ TV with/Stereo inside beautiful wooden cabinet. Can be used as a soundbar for a flat screen TV. Leave phone number  at 562-594-0205.


Large Wood Dining Table with 6-chairs. Needs refinishing.  Call 562-357-7070.