LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 11-02-23

Renovations on the way for library, and more

Remodeled pharmacy, EV stations and food distributions to come

by Ruth Osborn

communications director

The Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors deferred a report on the 1.8-acre site, approved several capital projects and tweaked policy revisions in a marathon 3.5-hour meeting Oct. 24 in Clubhouse 4.

Among the highlights was a report by Victoria Batistelli, the director of group operations at Optum, who told the board that the new pharmacy is now undergoing an extensive remodel. It is expected to open at the beginning of the year and will have expanded food sales.

The grocery area will be separate from the pharmacy and may not be added until shortly after the pharmacy opens. Optum has not yet secured a grocery supplier but is working on it. 

The other big news is that the LW Library, which has an inventory of about 40,200 materials, will get a $110,618 facelift, the first in 20 years, at the beginning of 2024. 

A couple of board members questioned if the renovation is urgently needed.

“We need to maintain this particular facility,” said GRF Director Janet Isom representing Mutual 16, citing its worn look and its universal popularity among residents.

GRF Vice President William Thompson from Mutual 5 agreed: “This is a reserve expenditure. Reserve expenditure is money that has already been saved for this purpose. By not spending it for this purpose, we haven’t saved any money because this is the only thing this money can be spent on. It is spending money that shareholders in the past have already saved for this purpose.”

The library will be closed for at least six weeks while the renovation project is carried out. An exact start date has not been determined, but the project should start before the end of this year and go through most, if not all, of January. 

To efficiently repaint and recarpet the library, the shelves and library collection must be removed from building. A specialized library moving service, Penn Corporate Relocation Services, has been selected to perform this task. Penn has assisted the County of Orange with many of its library renovation projects. Penn will ensure that all library materials are packed and stored in a way that they can easily be restored to the same exact shelves they were taken from once the painting and carpeting is complete. This will dramatically decrease the project’s duration.

Residents will be notified of the closure. The library loans an average of 3,000 books and media a month, and many depend on it: “I can’t do without our wonderful library for six weeks,” said GRF Director Maureen Habel of Mutual 3.

To that end, plans are being made to establish a small satellite lending library in Clubhouse 3 during the renovation. This will give residents continued access to new and popular books and media. A selection of periodicals and daily newspapers will also be available for reading onsite. Services such as faxing, copying, printing, and public computers will not be available during the renovations. Patrons will still be asked to return their items to the book drops or in-person at the temporary location by the items’ due dates.

Upon the recommendation of the Facilities Committee, the GRF Board awarded contracts in the amounts of $11,900 to Hutton Painting for repainting the interior and exteriors of the library and Friends of Library buildings; $44,825 award to Cornerstone Flooring for replacing both buildings’ floors; and $43,837 to Penn to remove and reinstall library inventory, adding a 10% contingency of $10,056 for a total cost not to exceed $110,618. This money comes from reserve funding, meaning it has been earmarked for this project.

The library is one of the most popular amenities in LW. In 2023, it averaged 3,600 users a month and 190 unique computer users who are on the computers about 500 times each month. 

In other meeting highlights:

SCE Easement

Upon the recommendation of the Facilities Committee, the board approved a request from Southern California Edison for a 10-foot easement on Trust Property at the alley next to Canoe Brook to install an anchor for a utility pole.

Lions Club Food Distribution

Upon the recommendation of the Member Services Committee, the board approved Project Food Boxes to be distributed and sold on Trust property.

While lower-income residents can receive similar produce for free under a state-sponsored program, this Seal Beach Lions Club program will be open to all Leisure World residents. The proposed program would let residents purchase a 12-pound box with 3-4 vegetables and 1-2 fruit items for $10 at a central Leisure World site. The distribution site is yet to be determined.

Project Food Box is a non-profit created by the Costa Mesa-based SunTerra Produce Traders, which will assemble, pack and deliver the produce to Leisure World each month. Volunteers from the Seal Beach Lions Club will collect cash for the produce from purchasers and reimburse Project Food Box. 

Sun Terra Produce Traders reports that it sources, packs and distributes the boxes “to communities in need, such as food banks and faith-based organizations.” The Lions Club will receive no income from the program.

The food is donated, and Project Food Box will collect $10 to cover the cost of the food box, and the labor and service charges to assemble, pack and deliver the produce.

There are no anticipated costs for GRF, nor will GRF receive any revenue from the program. Cash payments will be collected by the Lions Club and reimbursed to Project Food Box. The sponsors indicate that both Project Food Box and the Seal Beach Lions Club maintain comprehensive liability insurance.

Renovation of Former CH 2 Woodshop

Despite a recommendation by the Member Services Committee, the board voted against renovating the portion of Clubhouse 2 that once housed the wood shop. The board opted instead to use the area to temporarily store the LW Library’s 40,000-plus-item inventory during the library’s renovation. 

The board declined to authorize a $129,800 contract to create a card room until the best use of the space can be more specifically determined.

 Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick told the board she was working with a group that is interested in leasing the room in 2024. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Upon the recommendation of the Facilities Committee, the GRF Board awarded a contract to Control Engineering for the service carts electric vehicle charging station plan check package at the service maintenance yard for a cost not to exceed $10,770 from capital funding.

In July, the board approved the design/engineering for charging the new electric service carts for the Service Maintenance Department. Control Engineering is the same consultant who provided design/engineering for the new woodshop at Clubhouse 1. After an investigation, the company found that a lack of available power necessitated further study to complete the design. Control Engineering has provided a proposal to undertake the final engineering work needed to request proposals for the project’s construction.

The stations will be inside the gated yard with an activated security system to protect them.

Replace CH 2 HVAC System

Upon the recommendation of the Facilities Committee, the board voted to award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air to replace a HVAC unit in Clubhouse 2 at a cost not to exceed $9,475 in reserve funding.

Replace 2 Kilns in CH 4

Upon the recommendation of the Member Services Committee, the board approved replacing two kilns at Clubhouse 4 at a cost not to exceed $4,687.01 with a 10% contingency from reserve funds.

Two kilns used for glass and metal work in the lapidary studio were critically damaged by power disruptions. A specialized service technician determined that power upgrades to Clubhouse 4 were necessary to  operate the replacement kilns, an upgrade that was found to be cost-prohibitive.

The Physical Property and Recreation departments worked together to resolve the power issues, paving the way for installation of the replacement kilns.

Insurance Verification Fee for Paid Instructors

The board rejected a motion to amend insurance requirements to define paid club instructors conducting business on GRF Trust property as independent contractors. Independent contractors working in LW are required to pay a $150 fee to recover staff time needed to verify they have met insurance requirements to work in LW. 

The fee was subsequently discussed at two committee meetings after shareholders questioned it. The GRF Administration Committee added the item to the Oct. 24 GRF Board agenda. The board voted to remove club instructors from the category of vendors and refund the fee to the 11 instructors who paid it 

Governing Documents

The GRF Board amended governing documents related to GRF Election of Officers, Organization of the Board, the renaming of amenity fees to Trust Property Use Fees, and the Consolidated Fee Schedule.

1.8-Acre Ad Hoc Committee Report

The board tabled a final report until a future meeting.



West Nile Virus detected in LW

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitos in Leisure World. People may notice Orange Mosquito and County Vector Control District signs on their daily walks, reminding them how to mitigate mosquito production and protect themselves from infection.

The District has collected six positive samples of West Nile virus in Seal Beach mosquitos so far this year, with no reports of positive human or equine infections. 

Signs posted around the community by the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District urge residents to dump or drain any standing water, repair window and door screens, apply insect repellent when outdoors and avoid spending time outside at dawn and dusk.

If the District continues to detect high levels of West Nile virus activity, it may apply adult mosquito control applications to reduce the mosquito population in the area. 

The District routinely applies “biorational” pesticides countywide to control mosquitos. The term “biorational” relates to the application of naturally occuring mosquito pathogens and predators in a manner that provides effective mosquito control with the least amount of impact on the environment. 

Currently, the District uses several biorationals, including two microorganisms and an insect growth regulator, methoprene. Insect growth regulators prevent immature mosquitos from becoming biting, adult mosquitos. 

Preventing bites is an important aspect of reducing the transmission of West Nile virus. Most often, the virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, and those mosquitos are often infected by other vectors, such as infected birds.  

West Nile virus affects the central nervous system. Of those who are infected, approximately 80% show no symptoms. The approximately 20% of people who do show symptoms may experience fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash. 

In extremely rare cases, people will experience severe symptoms, such as high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. It can be fatal.

To stay up to date on West Nile virus and mosquito mitigation efforts, people can sign up for OC Vector alerts at https://www.ocvector.org/sign-up-for-alerts.



Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Daylight saving time will end  Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m., gaining one hour to accommodate more daylight in the mornings. 

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 a.m.



Meet GRF’s new Mutual Services manager

by Ruth Osborn

communications director


The Golden Rain Foundation welcomed Dave Potter, CCAM, CMCA, AMS, as the executive manager of Mutual Services starting Oct. 30. He was brought on board to fill the position vacated by Mallorie Hall, who was senior director of Member Services. 

After a year of dedicated service to the GRF, Hall stepped down to pursue new opportunities. She remained with the GRF to navigate the critical budget season and ensure a seamless transition for Potter. 

“With Potter comes an opportunity for us to welcome fresh perspectives and talents to our organization,” said GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick. “We actively recruited to fill the position, and I believe we have found the right person to ensure the continued excellence of the Member Services division.”

Though the job title has changed to reflect Potter’s more comprehensive role in the company, there will be no related budget impacts. 

Potter brings to Leisure World nearly two decades of professional experience managing homeowner associations throughout Southern California.

Most recently, he was general manager for a luxury high rise in Orange County. Prior to his career in association management, Potter worked in the energy and consulting sectors. 

Before joining the GRF, Potter worked as both a community manager and supervisor for communities in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, San Diego and Riverside counties. 

In addition to extensive knowledge of HOA operations in Southern California communities, he has worked with associations big and small, from 18 homes to communities of 1,600-plus.  

He was the Community Associations Institute (CAI)-Orange County Manager of the Year in 2018 and was nominated for CAI-Inland Empire’s Rookie of the Year award in 2005. He holds a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) designations from CAI, as well as his Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) designation from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). 

Potter is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in political science.  He is an active member of CAI and is on the board of directors for the Orange County chapter. 

Additionally, Potter serves on the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC), which is CAI’s organization in California to advise legislators on proposed laws impacting the industry. He is also an active member of CACM.



New toll lanes will affect southbound travel on I-405 from Seal Beach

Travelers on one of the nation’s busiest highways are about to see their drive improve as two new regular lanes and the 405 Express Lanes are expected to open to traffic Dec. 1, as part of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s I-405 Improvement Project.

In advance of the opening, crews have begun testing the 405 Express Lanes. Testing requires closures of the existing carpool lanes within the project limits.

The northbound I-405 carpool lane will close at SR-73. The carpool lanes in both directions will also close between SR-22 and I-405, and between I-605 and I-405, in early November.

Drivers should expect delays during the closures and are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Once testing is complete, the lanes will reopen as part of the 405 Express Lanes.

OCTA broke ground on the I-405 Improvement Project in 2018 to improve travel times and accommodate an expected growth in employment, population and housing throughout the region.

Overall, the project is adding one regular lane in each direction of I-405 between Euclid Street in Fountain Valley and I-605 in Seal Beach as promised to voters through Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation.

The project is also making improvements to streets,  freeway on- and off-ramps, bridges, sidewalks and bike lanes throughout the cities along the 16-mile project area. 

In addition, the project is constructing the 405 Express Lanes between SR-73 in Costa Mesa and I-605 at the Orange County border with Los Angeles County, giving options to carpoolers to travel for free and solo drivers the choice to speed up their commute for a toll.

The 405 Express Lanes is two lanes in each direction in the center of the freeway. Vehicles are required to have a FasTrak transponder and a valid account with any toll agency in California to enter the 405 Express Lanes, which will provide drivers with a safe, reliable commute, while maximizing the number of cars that travel at free-flow speeds.

Vehicles with three or more people, along with motorcycles and vehicles with designated veterans license plates or disabled person license plates, will always get to travel on the 405 Express Lanes for free with a FasTrak transponder and a valid account with any toll agency in California.

Vehicles with two people will be able to travel on the 405 Express Lanes for free during non-peak hours when they open.

Solo drivers—and two-person carpools during peak hours—will have the option to pay a toll to use the lanes, helping them reach their destinations more quickly. 

Tolls will vary by hour, day of the week, direction of travel and distance traveled, and will be adjusted regularly to ensure a free-flowing commute. Drivers can enter or exit the facility from I-405, SR-73, SR-22 and I-605. 

—Orange County 

Transportation Authority



GRF Minibus Orientation

A Minibus informational meeting will be held today, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, to assist LW residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. 

Minibus informational meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. No reservations are required.

The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the LW Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service, equipped with a wheelchair lift for people with mobility challenges. 

Information on other local area buses, as well as transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations, is also presented. 

Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.

The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone. Anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community can ride on the LW buses. The only rule is each person must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.


CINC Training Sessions

The final CINC Portal training sessions of this year will be held on Nov. 13-15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Learning Center. 

People will learn how to use the portal, what information is available in the portal, how to download the Leisure World app on a mobile device, and how shareholders can register for an account.

GRF transitioned to the software system earlier this year. The new system includes Mutual account history, documents, communications and more payment options for residents.


Share thanks this season

Practicing gratitude has numerous mental and physical health benefits, and the season that celebrates thanksgiving is nearly upon us. The challenges brought by a world in turmoil weigh heavy at times, but the sun still shines. 

The LW Weekly would like to focus on all that makes this community great with a special Thanksgiving feature in the Nov. 23 issue. Residents are encouraged to send in a paragraph or two on something they are thankful for and/or their favorite holiday charities to help someone in need. Send submissions to emmad@lwsb.com by Nov. 15.



Emma DiMaggio

The 53rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The festival encourages the creative talents of Leisure Worlders, and people are invited to come out and support their fellow members. Last year, Pauline Breen and Joni Williams sold glittering, hand-painted holiday ornaments.


Watch out for fake delivery scam during holidays

One scam to look out for this holiday season is phony “delivery failure notification” texts or emails. It might appear to be sent by a real delivery company, like the U.S. Postal Service or a carrier like Amazon, but it’s not. 

Many of these scams start with a text or email about delivering a package to a person’s address. These messages often include a “tracking link” that person is urged to click in order to update their delivery or payment preferences. This message may also be accompanied by a voicemail message with a call-back number. 

While these messages often look or sound legitimate, people should never click a link or call back the number from an unexpected delivery notice. Instead, contact the delivery service or seller directly using a verified number or website. In some cases, a link may open a website that asks for personal information, or it may install malware on a person’s phone or computer that can secretly steal personal information. In others, the call-back number may be answered by a scam “operator” asking for account information or the credit card number used for purchase.

Remember that if something doesn’t seem right, it’s always a safe choice to hang up or walk away. For more information on scams, visit consumer.ftc.gov.



Letters to the Editor


I’m writing as a fellow resident who cares deeply about our community, and the recent changes in our rules have left me feeling uneasy.

One thing that’s bothering me is how some new rules seem to be affecting everyone because of a few individuals. It’s frustrating to see the majority of us facing consequences because of the actions of a small group. One example is the new parking rule.

I understand the new gate system is meant to keep us safe and control who comes in. However, I wonder if there are better ways to handle those who break the rules. Maybe taking away their access tags could be a more direct approach. 

When it comes to getting our new ID tags, I wonder if there’s an easier way. Instead of filling out paperwork, why not use an iPad to enter our information directly into the computer? It could help reduce mistakes and speed up the process. Also sharing passwords in writing seems risky. We should explore safer options.

Paying for a second ID tag can be a financial burden, especially for those of us on fixed incomes. It’s important to think about how this affects everyone in our community.

We all want our community to be lively and welcoming. Adding too many restrictions can make it harder for some of our elderly neighbors to stay connected with their loved ones. It’s also important to think about privacy and whether some rules from a long time ago still make sense today.

Regarding the parking rules, maybe we could find other solutions, like improving our carport structures, instead of spending money on unnecessary office improvements.

Heinz Schulmeister

Mutual 3


I disagree with a letter (Oct 19) that the intersection of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews is dangerous. The writer did not explain what is dangerous about it. The speed limit is 25 miles an hour and turning lanes are clearly marked. There have been a couple collisions there due to operator error. There have also been cars driven into the wash along a straight stretch of roadway. Should we put up rubber bumpers? 

The only thing that is dangerous is the diminished capacity of people who insist on driving past their ability to react. I should know: my aunt of 90 years would not stop driving until (she had) two crashes involving stationary objects. I am still working and do not need an extra 45 seconds of cycle time added twice to my daily commute. If you don’t like turns on red lights, you don’t have to turn.

I do notice that drivers are not observing the 25 mph limit. Maybe place some speed bumps to slow them down?

I would like to add that AAA.com offers a senior driving class that is excellent. I took the online class, and now I have a discount on my insurance. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned. For example, the 10- and two-hand position that we all learned is not the preferred and position anymore. Who knew?

 David Rettich

Mutual 4 


How did the GRF decided to implement a the vetting fee for instructors. I’m not looking for blame, but I’m wondering how a fee could be collected before the policy or rule went into effect. 

Who directed Recreation to send out letters dated Aug. 17, 2023, to club presidents and instructors and demand payment be made within 10 days?  

I’ve been recently told it was because the glossary of terms was revised, but a person had to make the decision to send out threatening letters. 

I looked through old agendas, and the original policy was adopted in January 2023 and meant for construction contractors, not instructors. Somewhere between January and August someone looked at the glossary of terms and declared to someone that instructors were considered contractors. At the September Administration meeting, it was decided all independent contractors were to pay the fee. This was after most, if not all instructors, had paid the fee, cart before the horse syndrome? 

How did this happen? Now, these instructors will receive a refund. This costs GRF, us shareholders, money. The process failed. Again, I’m not looking to blame anyone but, of course, for a process to fail, there are individuals involved. GRF should fully understand what happened so this does not happen again. 

Linda Herman 

Mutual 12

Editor’s Note: GRF staff is continually seeking ways to recover costs as part of its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. To that end, all independent contractors working in LW are required to pay a $150 fee to recover staff time needed to verify they have met insurance requirements to work in LW. In a recent policy review, GRF staff determined that paid instructors used by clubs were conducting business on GRF property, and thus, subject to the $150 insurance verification fee. A letter explaining that finding and requesting payment was sent out in August to apprise the nine affected clubs. The fee was subsequently discussed at two committee meetings after shareholders questioned it. The GRF Administration Committee added the item to the Oct. 24 GRF Board agenda. The board voted to remove club instructors from the category of vendors and refund the fee to the 11 instructors who paid it.


One would think common sense is enough to rely on, but today, on two occasions, bicyclists riding on the sidewalk forced me—a pedestrian—to yield.  Since common sense and courtesy seem not to prevail, may I remind my fellow cyclists to yield to pedestrians?

It is against the law in Seal Beach to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. Riding on the street can be dangerous, I agree. But cyclists who do choose to ride on sidewalks must defer to pedestrians.  

Get off your bike.  Ride on the grass.  Don’t force pedestrians to make way for you.

Mark Bloomfield

Mutual 4


GRF has a couple of restrictions in converting the RV lot to residential property.  First, its own by-laws restricts its authority for the number of residential units to the current number, 6,608 units; this language can be found in Article II of the by-laws in the last sentence of Section 3.  While that can be amended to a greater number, it would take an election of the GRF certificate holders (us, not the GRF Board of Directors) to do so. 

Second, Exhibit B to the Trust Agreement  between GRF and the Mutuals does allow for a total of 6,752 units, so the increase would not violate the agreement between the Mutuals and GRF, but Section VII, paragraph J says GRF is “expressly prohibited from exercising any power vested in it for the primary benefit of Trustee or for the benefit of any person other than the beneficiaries of this Trust and their stockholders.”  Adding more residential units would not benefit the Mutuals nor their stockholders since no “Mutual 18”  would exist until after being built and only GRF would benefit by converting the RV lot to a more profitable use.

Complicated? A little, but who would want to open this expensive can of worms by trying to develop the area against the popular will of nearly 9,000 residents? 

 I think we are safe even if the City of Seal Beach  “recognized” the RV area as a potential site for more housing. As a practical matter, it is functionally like making a minor adjustment to the city zoning plan. 

It helps the city to avoid expensive penalties levied by the State of California without changing the RV lot from what it is. 

Richard Winslow,

Mutual 8 


September’s Security Report (Oct. 26) reported 249 incidents, including six thefts. These numbers are comparable to the August report. Only one of these incidents, in my reading of them, might have been prevented by the significantly heightened security that is purported to result from instituting the RFID system, but maybe not. The family member that was arrested after a dispute might not have been on the approved list had RFID been in operation in September. 

How pressing is/was our need for a state-of-the-art security system? 

And I am still curious about how much of our monthly GRF assessment is due to RFID and other associated elements of the new security system.

Lee Hoyt

Mutual 11


The other morning, I was rudely awakened outside my bedroom window by a dog barking at another dog. Their owners stood talking, ignoring their barking dogs.

Unfortunately for me it was 6:30 a.m. and one of the few days that my work schedule allowed me to sleep in.

I also have a neighbor across the greenbelt in another Mutual who likely keeps her dog on the patio all day long.

Her dog barks incessantly whenever others walk past the unit. The dog barks at other dogs, mail and delivery persons, squirrels and even rabbits. The bark is loud, annoying and continual, disturbing the peace that I and most Leisure World residents desire.

I hope this letter serves as a friendly reminder for people to train their dogs to be polite and quiet. It would also do their dogs a service.

Jeanne Pontac

Mutual 10


Usually my dog Marley and I head out for our morning walk at 7:15. Today, he was very antsy. He sleeps with me and he has a ladder to get up on the bed. This morning (Oct. 24), he pushed me to get up and take him out at 6:15. Marley is 7 years old and weighs 10 pounds. 

We went on our regular route through Mutual 10. As we got toward the south end, we saw this coyote that was twice Marley’s size. 

Marley was on a 6-foot leash, and he pulled toward the coyote barking a very loud bark and kept moving toward the coyote that kept moving away. 

Marley was being aggressive, and the coyote kept backing away and then ran south to the next Mutual. A woman came out of her home and applauded Marley for doing such a great job. 

When we got home, he had a nice shower and rubdown for being a good protector. 

Barry Allen

Mutual 10



Quick response quells parking quandry

by Saundra Luther-Stark

LW contributor

A few months ago at Presidents’ Council meeting, I asked about illegal parking on Annandale Road. I shared that for over 18 months, I have received calls every other day from residents asking about about people parking beside the plants at the end of carports, where there is minimal space for other drivers to manuever. When you back out, and a vehicle is parked right there, there is no where to go. Why hasn’t Security issued citiations? they ask me.

Security Director Victor Rocha heard me and asked if the curb was painted red. Of course, everyone laughed and said, “Saundra, we will bring you a can of paint!”

Also sitting in the audience was Physical Property Manager Kevin Black. A few weeks later, I ran into Kevin and reminded him of this issue on Annandale. He said send me an e-mail, saying he would look into it first thing Monday morning.  

On Monday morning, I sent him a reminder and also copied Rich Stolarz, the Mutual 1 inspector. That afternoon, I was talking with Rich on other matters, and I reminded him of the email.

He said, “I know they are already painted!”

I go, “WHAT?” 

Never has anything moved so quickly.

At the last Mutual 1 board meeting, Kevin was our guest speaker and he shared about the painting of red curbs on Annandale and also Thunderbird and Church Place. 

After his presentation, I said “ Kevin, the shareholders of Mutual 1 who live on Annandale wanted me to give you a hug. But since that is politically incorrect, I am instead handing you a certificate of achievement that reads: “Kevin Black has successfully completed the painted curbs on Annandale red. That set an all-time GRF record. This Physical Property Manager learned of a problem and in four days  completed what normally would have to be approved by Committees! The shareholders of Mutual 1 are extremely grateful! 

The certificate was signed: Mutual 1 Board of Directors.

For once, the board had a few minutes to smile, thanks to Kevin and the rest of the GRF team.


Setting It Straight

In the HAM Radio Club picture Oct. 26 edition, the titles of two club members of the were misidentified. Frank Van Dornis is the current president of the club. Richard Erikson is a club member.



Recap of Golden Rain Foundation Board Activity, Oct. 24

Approved consent agenda: MOVED and approved the minutes of the GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Sept. 26, 2023; Accept the Interim Financial Statements August 2023.

General—Approve Southern California Edison Easement Request: MOVED to approve the Southern California Edison request for a 10-foot easement of Trust Property at the alley next to Canoe Brook to install an anchor for pole #1438516E and authorize the President to sign the agreement.

General—Approval Project Food Box: MOVED to permit Project Food Box and the Seal Beach Lions Club access to GRF facilities to distribute and sell produce boxes to individuals.  

Capital Funding—Clubhouse 2, Card and Game Room Renovation: FAILED to award a $129,800 contract to Hadi Construction for renovating the Clubhouse 2 Card and Game Room, adding a 10% contingency for a total cost not to exceed $142,780 and authorize the President to sign the contract. 

Capital Funding—Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Plan Check Package Service Maintenance Yard: MOVED to award a contract to Control Engineering for the Service Carts EV Charging Stations Plan Check Package at the Service Maintenance Yard for a cost not to exceed $10,770 using Capital Funding and authorizing the President to sign the contract.

Reserve Funding—Library Replacement of Flooring and Painting Interior and Exterior: MOVED to award contracts for the Library and Friends of Library buildings to Hutton Painting for the repainting of the interior and exteriors in the amount of $11,900; to Cornerstone Flooring for the floor replacement at both buildings in the amount of $44,825; and to Penn to remove and reinstall inventory in the amount of $43,837, adding a 10% contingency of $10,056  for a total cost not to exceed $110,618 Reserve funds and authorize the President to sign the contract. 

Reserve Funding—Replace Unit 12 in Clubhouse 2: MOVED to award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air to replace Clubhouse Two’s HVAC unit 12 at a cost not to exceed $9,475 Reserve Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Reserve Funding—Replacement of Lapidary Kilns: MOVED to approve replacing two Kilns in Clubhouse 4 at a cost not to exceed $4,687.01 with a contingency of 10% with funds from Reserves.

Governing Documents—Amend 30-5020-1 – Organization of the Board: MOVED to amend GRF Rule 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board, consolidating within it information from 30-5020-1, Committee Structure; and 30-5101-3, Limitation of Term-GRF Officers, and assigning the amended rule the number 13-5020-1.  

Governing Documents—Rescind 30-5024-1–Committee Structure and 30-5101-3—Limitation of Term-GRF Officers: MOVED to rescind 30-5020-1, Committee Structure, and 30-5101-3. Limitation of Term-GRF Officers.

Governing Documents—Amend 60-5504-1—Insurance Requirements: FAILED to amend 60-5504-1, Insurance Requirements—Contractors, to affirm that all independent contractors, including non-sectarian instructors who conduct professional activities on Trust property, must pay a set annual fee to verify their adherence to insurance and licensing requirements. If the motion does not pass, those recreation instructors who have already paid the fee shall be reimbursed.

Governing Documents—Amend 40-5061-2—Fees: MOVED to amend GRF Rule 40-5061-2, Fees, renaming it Residency and Trust Property Use Fees (TPUF) and changing its number to 14-5061-2.

Governing Documents—Amend 13-1001-5 – Glossary of Terms: MOVED to amend GRF Rule 13-1001-5, Glossary of Terms, changing the definitions of “Amenity Fee,” “Capital Improvement Fund,” and “Trust Property User Fee.”

Governing Document—FINAL VOTE—Amend 10-2000-2—Consolidated Fee Schedule: MOVED to ratify section 1.3. of Rule 10-2000-2, Consolidated Fee Schedule, standardizing the per-square-foot parking rental charge among all sizes of recreational vehicles.


GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., Nov. 7 Facilities Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 9 Operation Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 14 Member Services Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Administration Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 28 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4……………………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 30 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Room A……………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. Members will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.


Mutual Meetings Schedule 

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

Tues., Nov. 7 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom…1:30 p.m.

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

Conference Room B/Zoom…8:45 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 9 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom……9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 13 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 14 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 15 Mutual 5

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 15 Mutual 7

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 16 Mutual 11

Conference Room B/Zoom…..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 17 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 20 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

The Open Meeting Act requires boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for speakers to address the GRF Board of Directors (Civ. Code §4925(b).). Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers. Pursuant to Civil Code 4930 of the Davis-Stirling Act, the GRF Board is prohibited from answering questions from residents speaking during public comment time at board meetings.

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


Grocery shopping on a budget with SNAP EBT cards

Many retailers allow people to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards for online grocery shopping. Additional or delivery fees may not be covered by SNAP benefits.

Groceries on Amazon: Look for food items labeled SNAP EBT Eligible on Amazon.com. Amazon Prime members get free shipping on orders of any size. Non-members get free delivery on orders of $25 or more. Shipping fees for smaller orders will not be covered by SNAP EBT card. 

Amazon Fresh: Amazon Fresh is available in select cities across the U.S. Many perishable items can be purchased with EBT and delivered within one to two hours.

FarmboxRx: FarmboxRx is a national grocery delivery service. It allows Medicare Advantage and Medicaid members to order fresh produce online using their insurance plan’s member benefits. People can check with their insurance provider on eligibility to use FarmboxRx EBT grocery delivery.

Instacart: Instacart is an online grocery delivery service that allows buying groceries at SNAP-participating retailers for delivery or pickup.

Walmart.com: Walmart is currently the only superstore approved to accept SNAP EBT card payments for online grocery delivery and pickup. People can place an order by visiting Walmart.com or on the Walmart app. 

Target: Target also allows people to use their SNAP EBT card in-store or online at Target.com.

DoorDash: DoorDash is an app-based delivery service that allows SNAP recipients to use their EBT card online to pay for grocery delivery and pickup.




Harvest Moon

The Entertainers Club will present Harvest Moon in the club’s ongoing “TGIF, First Fridays of the Month” concert series at Veterans Plaza on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. 

Vickie Van Ert and Mike Simpson perform hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and more, all the way to the present. Tables and chairs are provided.  The show is free but tips are appreciated.


let the good times roll club

Bob Dylan Tribute

The Let the Good Times Roll Club will present an encore concert of Jon Pearlstone’s Bob Dylan tribute at Veterans Plaza on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-3:30 p.m.

The duo, with Pearlstone as Dylan and Karl Aranjo as Dylan’s favorite lead guitar player and friend, Mike Bloomfield, will recreate Dylan’s iconic folk and rock music with a professional performance.  

The pair have dedicated their musical talents to bring the epic story and music of Bob Dylan to audiences all over Southern California. On Nov. 25 they will perform at the Beach City Provisions at Bolsa State Beach from 1-5 p.m.

Veterans Plaza  provides good sound, plenty of shade and table seating. It is located between the LW Library and Clubhouse 3. There is no admission fee, but donations for the performers are appreciated.  

People are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Trash receptacles will be available for cleanup.


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6, second floor. Beginning in November there will be two new classes: salsa at 9 a.m. followed by American tango at 10 a.m.  Class participants vote on new dance topics every month. 

Each class is $7 per person. Prior dance experience is not necessary and partners are not required. For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.

—Howard Small


Leisure Time Dancers 

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. West Coast swing is at 2 p.m., followed by foxtrot at 3. No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners are welcome. A review of basics will be included. 

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


Grab ‘n’ Go Food Schedule: Nov. 2-8 

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

Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries and more. For preorders, visit www.kabobaholicft.com or text 949-400-4696 and mention Leisure World. People can buy onsite with cards from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Wednesday: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck at Clubhouse 6—See the full menu at www.cousinsmainelobster.com. Cash and cards are accepted. Truck is onsite from 4-7 p.m.

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

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates. 

Sign up for notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. 

For more information or to give feedback, email kathyt@lwsb.com.



Hula classes held weekly in CH6

Hui O Hula holds lessons twice a week. On Tuesdays, the group meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 1 p.m. 

On Thursdays, it meets at Veterans Plaza at 1 p.m. People should wear comfortable, long dresses or sarongs, and be prepared to dance barefoot or in soft booties.


Dancers & Mixers Dance

The Dancers & Mixers Club will hold a dance on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. November is a traditional time of the year to reflect on thanks. The group has so much to be thankful for. Besides the gentle physical exercise, dancing is also a way of expressing emotions. 

People can bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Partners are not needed as there will be both line dancing and a mixer. The free dance features live music by Linda Herman. For more information, call 562-431-1257.


GRF Trip: Winter Sawdust Festival

The Recreation Department will host a trip to the Sawdust Art Festival: Winter Fantasy on Friday, Nov. 17. The one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts jubilee showcases over 180 artisans with handmade goods. It will feature live music and two restaurant venues that residents can enjoy. 

Tickets are $36 and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Recreation Department in Building 5.



Free Coin Evaluations for LW residents

The LW Coin Club will meet on Nov. 8 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 12:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin auctions, coin raffles, and group discussions regarding currency and coins. Refreshments will be provided. 

LW residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.


CD Music for Seniors Club

At the last meeting, the CD Music for Seniors Club got a presentation on the Funk Brothers from Loni Gardette. The Funk Brothers were the studio musicians behind Motown and their music can be found on YouTube. 

Members had snacks and fantastic conversation. 

The club’s holiday meeting will be held Dec. 7 at noon in Clubhouse 3. Only  members can attend, so people are encouraged to join now. The club regularly meets on the third Thursday of even-numbered months in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. 

For more information, call Barbara McFall at 361-537-0040.


Video Producers Club

Resident Dan Taylor of Mutual 3 learned new techniques from Joe Osuna, club vice president, like transferring photos and videos from Android cellphones to computers using a USB cable. 

He also learned how to send those files by email using Google Drive. Taylor was happy and appreciated the Video Producers Club volunteer service and he plans to come back and learn more about it. 

Residents  who would like technical help should make an appointment with Joe Osuna by emailing joosuna29a@gmail.com. 

The Video Producers Club offers a variety of classes at the Video Producers Club loft room, located at the top of the Amphitheater. A brown door has a sign on it identifying it as the Video Producers Club room.

—Ivy Kung


LW Poetry

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

The Seasons

Wintertime is cold, but nice 

Water turns itself to ice.

Springtime gets a little hotter 

Ice turns itself back into water.

Summer’s still hotter by degrees 

You see green leaves on all the trees.

Autumn gives us weather fair 

But leaves the trees without their hair.

—Dave Crandall



Tickets on sale for local dance performance

The Los Alamitos High School Dance Department  will perform “My Father’s Closet” for its fall show. 

This captivating and nostalgic performance promises to transport the audience back in time through the magic of music and dance.

The heartwarming tale revolves around a girl and her friends who embark on an unforgettable journey when they sneak into her father’s closet to explore his cherished music collection. Little do they know, they will be surprised by more than just the old 45’s and cassette tapes they find. 

“My Father’s Closet” reveals that there is a lot more to this closet than just business suits, briefcases, and a chest full of music. Through captivating choreography and a heartwarming narrative, the dancers will bring to life the story of discovery and the power of music to transcend generations.

There will be a matinee performance on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. 

Nighttime peformances will be held Nov. 15-17 at 7 p.m.

Each performance will be held at the Los Alamitos High School Peforming Arts Center, 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos, 90720.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $30 per seat. Ticket sales will begin today, Nov. 2, and can be purchased online at lahs-dance.ticketleap.com. 

People are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as this performance is expected to be in high demand.

For more information about the Los Alamitos High School Dance Department and “My Father’s Closet,” visit www.lahsdance.com or email president@losal.dance.



Club will screen French version of ‘Cinderella’

Everyone is invited to watch French composer Jules Massenet’s rendition of “Cinderella” on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3.  

Club member Lucy Poropat will introduce this musical fairytale, which highlights a good outcome for a hard-working, conscientious person and loss of the same for a nasty step-mother and two snarly step-sisters.

The production is in French with English subtitles.  

Attendees are invited to wear masks indoors, if desired.  No dues or fees are collected.  

For more information, contact Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo.com or call her at 562-370-3844.


Community Karaoke

It was a raucous crowd at Wednesday night’s karaoke party. “Monster Mash” was the popular song of the night celebrating Halloween sung by Karen Morris, Rob Illingworth and Edward Jablonski. Mariza Joaquin and Elena Aroz, joined by many others, danced in the aisles to  upbeat music sung by Gerry Tagaloa, Frank Miller, Ellen Brannian, William Young, Vito Villamor and Vinny Correnti.  

Martha Destra delivered a bouncy “Still the Same.” Dotti Brooks had fun with “Boots Were Made for Walking.” Benjamin Shin did a powerful gospel favorite,“You Raise Me Up,” as did Helen Schultz singing “Precious Lord.” Michael Berthold sang the cute Elvis tune “Honey Money.” It was a busy night with lots of anxious performers.

People can join the fun night out in Clubhouse 1 each Wednesday evening. Plan to recognize songs from the past sung by friends and neighbors. Some folks sing because they’re happy and some because it makes them happy. Everyone is welcome. Karaoke practice sessions are held Monday in Clubhouse 6 from1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson


Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants. Reviews should include the writer’s full name, contact information and a Mutual number. Make sure the restaurant’s name, telephone number, address and operating hours are included in the review, which are subject to editing and will be run as space allows. Email them to emmad@lwsb.com.

Irrawaddy Taste of Burma (Myanmar)

7076 Katella Ave, Stanton, 90680



by Kathy Nadeau

LW contributor

Located at the intersection of Katella Avenue and Knott Avenue, next to Smart & Final, Irrawaddy offers a unique and healthy menu with a delight of new flavors. Burma (Myanmar), the largest country on mainland Southeast Asia, borders Thailand, China and India. Its delectable cuisine has been influenced by its neighbors yet has its own distinctive style. Burmese cooking shares some similarities with Indian dishes, without the use of any creams. 

This family-run business is a hidden gem, the only Burmese restaurant in Orange County. Burmese food has a spicy flavor with limited use of spices. Fresh ginger, turmeric, paprika, cardamon and other spices are bought freshly ground. Everything is cooked from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients purchased from local farmers markets and Restaurant Depot. They take pride in serving the best authentic home cooked food using family recipes. 

The menu is extensive offering flavors from all regions, main dishes, soups, masalas, curries, imported Burmese beers, and gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian fare also available. I tried the salad tossed with lime, garlic, chili, and fermented green tea leaf dressing. It was delicious and
“good for digestion.” I am going back for the pumpkin pork stew. 

Irrawaddy, one of Orange County’s finest, welcomes parties, family get-togethers, catering, phone orders and take-out. They are open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. without breaks.


Enjoy live music at GRF dances in November

GRF’s Recreation Department is back with another month of music for LW residents and their guests. The lineup includes something for everyone, from jazz and swing to pop and country rock.

Big band swing and jazz on Nov. 5

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. 

The band will perform Sunday, Nov. 5, from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Velvetones play regularly at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings.

Classic rock, pop and Motown on Veterans Day

Cabaret Entertainers will present Vinyl Rock on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 4 at 7  p.m. to top off Veterans Day. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band with eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes 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.  The show is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).  Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

Country rock on Nov. 25

Abilene will host its monthly dance on Saturday, Nov. 25, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m.

Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for over 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson, Jim Greer on the drums, and bassist Doug Decker round out the group. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music goes until 9.

Several GRF clubs are sponsoring performances and dances. Check out the digital bulletin boards in the clubhouses and the LW Weekly for more information.


• No table saving. People can 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 (except New Year’s Eve).

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

• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given.

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of LWers’ favorite bands.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The club will hold its annual elections at the meeting to select a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. 

The assignment is to take photos of “shadows” with a camera or phone. Since Ben Benjamins will not be at the next meeting, members should email three of their best photos to siegfried.romano@gmail.com to be shown at the meeting. People should send the photos at least three days before the meeting.

People can also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on at the meeting. Hooks and labels are available for members who wish to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3. Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

A Facebook page has been created for all LW residents interested in photography.  On Facebook, look for “Photographic Arts Club of Leisure World.” This is a private page to avoid outside ads and comments. 

To join, hit the “Join” button, and LW residents will be approved. People are encouraged to post their favorite photos. In the comments section, people can ask questions about cameras, iPhones or photography in general.  A quick response will be provided.

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



Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the LW Weekly office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10. For the Nov. 16 paper, submit any content by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.



Assembly of God

There are plenty of people with sour expressions and equally sour dispositions. People who are full of joy are the pleasant exception. Christians should be the exception.  Though the world is full of bad news and despair, those whose lives are built on Jesus Christ and the confident assurance of the salvation he offers can have an unshakable daily joy, despite outward circumstances. That means through sickness, misfortune, war, loss or even death, nothing can steal one’s God-given joy. Happiness is temporal. Joy is eternal. Pastor Chuck Franco will share a sermon titled “Joy, Our Testimony,” from John 15:11 on Sunday, Nov. 5.  

The Wednesday Bible study group begins a new study, “Faith in Hostile Times,” by Berni Dymet on Nov. 8. So many people question what the world is coming to in these volatile times.  Even those who have been Christians for decades can be saddened and discouraged by world events and the challenge to Biblical values and societal norms.  But there is hope, and there are answers in God’s word. There is room for all residents in this group of students who focus on God’s eternal truth and its application to contemporary life.

More information about Leisure World Assembly of God can be found at lwassemblyofgod.com.  Those who want prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or have not received a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon and want one, can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com, or Carolyn van Aalst at 562-343-8424 for prayer requests. 

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


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead the hybrid service on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday’s Torah reading will be Vayera  from the book of Genesis. Vayera (He Appeared) opens as guests inform Abraham that Sarah will give birth. Despite Abraham’s attempts to convince God otherwise, God destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sarah gives birth to Isaac, and Abraham sends away Hagar and Ishmael. At God’s command, Abraham prepares to sacrifice Isaac, but an angel of God tells Abraham to offer a ram instead. 

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

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

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


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   

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

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

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Nov. 6-12 is Hebrews 7-13. 

The lesson manual “Come, Follow Me” says  “Even faithful Saints at times suffer ‘reproaches and afflictions’ that can shake their confidence.  Paul knew that Jewish converts to Christianity were experiencing severe persecution because of their new faith. To encourage them to stay true to their testimonies, he reminded them of the long tradition of faithful believers from their own history.”


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, with Ven. Kusala from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in simple ways. For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet Monday, Nov. 13 and 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group is currently studying the book of John, chapters 5-6 in John McArthur’s study book. For more information, contact Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597 or Margie Robertson at 562-594-8100.


First Christian Church

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

Pastor’s Message

Every day followers of Christ are given the freedom by God to make their own choices. Observers take notice of the actions, which is referred to as a person’s witness.  This witness has the possibility of leaving a good impression to observers or a poor impression, and often carries over to how observers think about God. 

An example of this is in Genesis 2:22, where Abraham is told by Abimelech’s army commander, Phicol, “God is with you in all that you do.”  

During the time Abraham had spent as a neighbor to these men they had seen Abraham’s witness and had observed Abraham’s way of living, how he dealt with others and how God was with Abraham, blessing him in all that he did.  

Paul the apostle pointed out in 2 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.”

Pastor Bruce Humes will share how this verse can strengthen today’s believers understanding of how followers of Christ should strive to live to give observers evidence that “God is with them in all they do.”

Weekend Services 

Sunday services are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. Kogak will also share special music this week.    

Saturday are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The services includes contemporary songs of worship, led by Gregory Black with guitar and vocal accompaniment.  

Midweek Studies 

Melli Herrera leads the women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

 Pastor Humes leads the Thursday Bible study from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

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

Scripture of the Week

“Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty and on your wonderful works, I will meditate” Psalm 145:3-5.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.

 For more information about the church or to receive prayer, call the church message line at 562-431-8810.


Beit HaLev

The Beit HaLev community continues prayers for Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, the safe return of all hostages and a swift end to the war.

“Vayera” is the name of this week’s Triennial Cycle Torah reading from Genesis 19:1-20:24. The dramatic reading is of the two angels who came to Sodom, one to rescue Lot and his family and the other to destroy the corrupt cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Maftir, from Genesis 20:20-24, introduces Abraham’s extended family, his brother’s children, and the birth of Rebecca.

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue and interactive service, go to Facebook at  www.facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams or join the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/44kW8xP.

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

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

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue mailing list, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. 

Beit HaLev does not require a fee for membership, but contributions are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Holy family catholic church

Sixty-five members of Holy Family Parish attended the Eucharistic Revival “I AM” at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. The full bus departed from the church around 10:30 a.m. and came back at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21. The group was led by senior pastor  Father Joseph. It was a beautiful day of spiritual renewal, joy, friendship and hope. 


Seal Beach Union Evangelical

On Oct.  20, members of the Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church family went for a picnic at Riley’s Farm located in Oak Glen. 

People enjoyed picking apples in the farm’s orchard in good weather. The refreshing breeze, fun times and meals provided a great time for those who went. 

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church wants to enrich the lives of the seniors at Leisure World by preparing quality events for them.

Senior pastor Joo Myung Hoon leads the church through gracious worship and Bible-centered sermons each week. He serves to help church members enjoy their time at Leisure World through picnics and trips once or twice a month.

Through the Korean Senior Health Club class that meets every  Thursday, the church provides a beneficial and fun time for seniors to improve mentally and physically.

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church meets on Sundays  for worship at 1  p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 . All are welcome  to join. For more information, call 714-520-1877.


Community Church

Today, Nov. 2, is Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It is a time to pay respects and remember loved ones who have passed away.

In the church, people remember those who have passed this past year on All Saints Day. All Saints is an ancient tradition that gave birth to the tradition of All Hallow’s Eve—Halloween. Today, the celebration of Halloween has become a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon while All Saints Day has become more obscure and is even down played or ignored by many Christian churches. The connection between All Hallow’s Eve and All Saints has been lost such that many churches have now become anti-Halloween. As the world is now seemingly out of the worst of the pandemic, this is the time to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.  

Community Church will observe All Saint’s Day on Sunday, Nov. 5. Candles will be lit in memory of those who have passed and loved ones will be mentioned by name.

Sunday Worship is at 9:50  a.m., followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex. Community Church is located inside Leisure World at 14000 Church Place.  

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


Faith Christian Assembly

There are seasons in life when storms enter with a vengeance.  The torrents of life seem to relentlessly blast without mercy. But thankfully, believers can confidently trust in God’s word, which promises a hiding place. Isaiah 32:2 says “A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, And a cover from the tempest, As rivers of water in a dry place, As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” 

It’s obvious who this “man” is referring to ultimately.   Jesus is the one people can run to and  hide in to provide a safe place.  He is the only one who give peace in the midst of a storm.  

Isaiah 32:2 says “this rock is found in a weary land—A land where there is fatigue and  where one is feeling overwhelmed without any refreshment and shelter.” There are places in Africa where the temperature in the shade stays at 100 degrees —where the slightest breeze felt like a flame coming against the face.  But in the distance there can be found a huge rock leaning against a small cliff facing the sun where one can go for refuge underneath its cool shade, where the coolness emitted from this rock can be counted on to be refreshing. 

This is what is found in the savior, as Psalm 18:2 says, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

LWers are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly for service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with pre-service prayer at 5. Dig deeper into the word each Wednesday at the midweek Bible Study at 11 a.m.  The Grief Share group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room. 

Faith Christian Assembly is located just outside of Leisure World at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church,  call 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.   


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s

Sunday, Nov. 3, is All Saints Day. It will be a beautiful service when members of Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s will remember all of the members that have passed into their heavenly home over the past year. An inspirational message “When the Saints Go Marching In” will be delivered by President, Jerry Brady. Beverly Anderson will read the Holy Scripture. The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck, will perform “Sing With All the Saints in Glory.” Join Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s congregation for worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and a fellowship coffee hour immediately following the service.


LW Baptist

Christ’s second coming is the Christian’s blessed hope and the only real hope for the whole world. LW Baptist will celebrate how this hope helps believers on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The Bible promises, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Churches differ on details of Jesus’ coming, but the differences are about the timing. Yet God’s disclosure of associated events, like the Antichrist’s arrival, alerts believers to lift their heads, knowing that day, the day of their redemption, is nearer now than when they first believed. 

For more information, call 562-430-8598.



Shuffleboard Club 

Special social events will add fun to entire holiday season

On Halloween evening the Shuffleboard Club hosted a spooky, special evening with various costumes, delicious potluck food, and a fun variation of traditional shuffleboard called “on the line.” 

The second social event of the season will be Monday, Nov. 6, when the club hosts the Laguna Woods Shuffleboard Club with classic shuffleboard competitions. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. will be the third special event with the annual “turkey shoot” competition. No guns allowed; obstacles expected. There will be cash prizes for the winners of this unusual tournament. 

December culminates the shuffleboard social season as the fall league season draws to a close on Dec. 8 with appropriate accolades. The annual Christmas/holiday party
is Dec. 9 and the New Year’s party is Dec. 31.

Oct. 24 winners: Team Chandra raced past Team Rod, winning eight games out of 12. Team Chandra had three all-game winners: Capt. Chandra Patel, new player Lori Probert and substitute for the night, Jack O’Brien. 

Team Sally also won eight of 12 games over Team Karen. Team Sally had three all-game winners: Bob Peterson, Sally Fowler and Ellie West. Team Karen had two all-game winners: veteran player Karen Mendon and new member Micki Aiello.

Team Jack had a scheduled bye Oct. 24. 

Oct. 27 winners: Team Rod players were again at the top of their game winning nine of 12 games over Team Carol. All-game winners honors for Team Rod included veteran players Roger Bennett, Rod Osgood and Ellie West. Although Team Carol had no all-game winner, three players have an average score of wins versus losses at 500 or better.

Team Milly edged out Team Shel winning seven of 12 games. Team Milly had two all-game winners: veteran players Steve Edrich and Dennis Kotecki. Eileen Kotecki was the all-game winner for Team Carol.

Team Sally had its second bye for Oct. 27 games. 

For additional club information, call membership coordinator Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Kay Mount


Table Tennis Club 2024 elections

The Table Tennis Club will elect officers for 2024 on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Those interested in running for office need to print and sign their name under the office for which they are running in Clubhouse 6 by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

For club information, contact K.C. Park at park.keechul@sbcglobal.net or call 714-204-2848.


Monday Bunco Club

The Monday Bunco Club meets the second and fourth Monday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The next meeting will be Nov. 13. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All Leisure Word residents and their guests are welcome. There is a halftime social to meet neighbors and friends. 

Oct. 23 winners: Most buncos: Sandy Weisenstein, Lillian Munoz and Cheryl Richardson; most wins: Pat Herman; most babies: Nancy Pittman; most losses: Phil Arnold; door prize winner: Arleen Cullison.

For club information, call Katie Carmagnola at 925-413-7583.


Yahtzee Club

The Yahtzee Club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. The next meeting will be Nov. 3 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social to visit with friends and neighbors.

On Oct. 20 the winner for most Yahtzees was Eleanor Zandbergen; high score went to Diane Seeger; low score, Lillian Munoz; door prize, Marilyn Moody. 

For information, contact Diane Seeger at 562-533-5997.

—Diane Seeger


Cribbage Club

Tuesday games begin at noon

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served from noon-12:15 and those arriving by 12:15 are assured a place to play.
Announcements are shared at 12:25 and games start at 12:30. Seven games are played.

Donna Gorman provided homemade gingerbread cake served with ice cream, whip cream and peaches at the last gathering. Gorman, along with Lynne Sorum, served everyone the refreshments. Melinda Cowan also provided mixed
nuts and candies.

Laurie Teague was wel-comed as a new member. 

Winners for the week include Joan Berg, who won her first star with a perfect score of 847 and Susan Dodson, also a perfect score, first place; Don Kramer, 841, second; Ron Jackson 836, third; Jack O’Brien, 833, fourth. Laurie Teague had no wins. The club congratulates all the winners of the week.

New members are always welcome. For club information, contact Marilyn Chelsvig at 562 279-5665.

—Mary Holder


Duplicate Bridge Club

Cards are on the table Friday

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

Oct. 16 winners (seven tables): Larry Topper and Aarlyn Glenn, and Howard Smith and Glenn Berry, north/south; Thad Mikols and Shumel Fisher, and Beth Matheny and Ellen Kice, east/west.

Oct. 19 winners (four tables): Bud Parrish and Howard Smith, north/south; Joan Tschirki and Ellen Kice, east/west. 

Oct. 20 winners (seven tables): Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson, and Carol Murakoshi and Lavonne McQuilkin, north/south; Judith Jones and Al Appel, and Joan Berg and Marcia Lane, east/west.

Oct. 21 winners (three tables): Joan Tschirki and Ellen Kice, and Chie Wickham and Howard Small, north/south.

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

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

For club information contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314 or howard.small@outlook.com. 

—Sue Fardette


Tournament Poker Club

Make poker play plans Saturday

Those who would like to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in should make plans to play with the Tournament Poker Club on Nov. 4. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Treats and coffee will be available. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating. 

The club had a great tournament on Oct. 21. The players with the two highest hands of the day were Cheryl Enge who had 5-5-5-5-9 and Terry Gonzalez with a full house of A-A-A-Q-Q. By playing and winning with the promotional hand of 10-3, Donna Hernandez won the prize.

The final table players were: Roger Montero, first place; Katherine Powell, second; Dick Jones, third; Donna Hernandez, fourth; and Jeff Rolnick, fifth. This group played a great game right up until the heads up play between Powell and Montero. Holding a pair of 8s, Powell went all in before the flop and was called by Montero holding K-3. The flop was K-K-10 giving Powell two pair, and Montero three of a kind. The turn was a 2, and the river card a 9, which didn’t help Powell, and Montero’s triple K’s won the hand.

Montero has lived in Leisure World and been a member of the poker club for about a year. This was his third final table win. In addition to tournament poker, Montero also enjoys dancing and golf here in Leisure World. 

—Deborah Barner



Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday, the LW Weekly office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10. For the Nov. 16 paper, submit any content by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.



Joker’s Wild holds on to first

In round seven of the Monday pool league, the race for first place tightened up as the second place Cue Crew beat the first place Joker’s Wild 8-5. That leaves the Cue Crew only one game behind Joker’s Wild. Linda Patton led the Cue Crew with five wins, winning both of her singles matches against a tough opponent.

The Sharp Shooters had one of its best outings of the season by beating the Cue Commandos 8-5. Kurt Bourhenne won six games for the Sharp Shooters, losing only an eight ball doubles match. Teammate Dennis Bedford had five wins for the Sharp Shooters.

The Renegades edged the Rustlers 7-6, to hold on to third place. Ken Harpham, one of the most steady “B” players, won five games, including both singles matches for the Renegades.

At the Wednesday night pool league, Right on Cue won big over Shot First, Then Shape 12-1. This near sweep extended Right on Cue’s league lead to seven games over The Favorites. Ray Friedrichsen and Denise Scott both had perfect scores of
seven wins and no losses. Tom Zimmerman, their “A” player, only lost his eight ball singles game.

The Favorites beat the X Factor 10-3. Dave Mackinder won six games for The Favorites and both of his singles games. This leaves The Favorites seven games behind with three weeks to go. However, there will be 39 points in those three weeks.

The Stevenators beat Hot Sticks 8-5. This leaves The Stevenators in third place, 11 games out of first.

Steve Edrich, John Burns and Brian Burke all had four points for The Stevenators.

For club information, contact Steve Edrich at 714-980-3665.

—Dave Silva


Bocce Club

Championship set for Saturday

The LW Bocce Club will
hold its final fall championship games Saturday, Nov. 4  at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to watch the games.  Sign-ups for the 2024 season will be available. Those curious about playing bocce
can check out the club at the bocce ball court located behind Clubhouse 2. Bring a lawn chair as a large crowd is expected.

Current players should sign in and sign up for play in the 2024 season, which begins Jan. 9. 

Those who have bought lunch in advance will receive a lunch ticket for a deli lunch, which will be served after the final games. The club looks forward to seeing everyone
and enjoying a fun-filled day
on the court.

For club information, contact Rhonda Cox at 714-904-6458.

—Rhonda Cox


Pinochle Club

The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon-4 p.m.

Oct. 12 winners: Diana Lambert, 13,370, first place; Don Walton, 12,680, second; Howard Bleakley, 11,920, third; Jean Sudbeck, 11,870, fourth.

Oct. 14 winners: Don Walton, 11,380, first place; Curt Rogers, 11,200, second; Howard Bleakley, 11,170, third; Marge Dodero, 10,910, fourth.

Oct. 16 winners: Dolores Cook, 13,600, first place; Chung He, 11,680, second; Charlotte Westcott, 10,890, third; Donna Gorman, 10,740, fourth.

Oct. 19 winners: Don Krammer, 11,710, first place; Marge Dodero, 11,530, second; Jean Sudbeck, 10,390, third; Irene Perkins, 10,300, fourth.

Oct. 21 winners: Jim Campbell, 12,640, first place; Joan Taylor, 11,890, second; Suzanne Parks, 11,790, third; Ruth Bonnema, 11,420, fourth.

For information, contact Antonia Zupancich at 760-427-2731.


LW Men’s Golf Club 

Men’s and women’s shotgun scramble set for Dec. 6 play

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club will sponsor a shotgun scramble team tournament on Dec. 6.
Players must be a member of the LW  men’s or women’s golf clubs and have a handicap to play. 

With a full complement of 54 players, there will be six individuals, men and women, on each team. Teams are chosen by using individual handicaps as of the November calculations. Players will not know who their teammates are until the day before the tournament.

The tournament will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. Players are requested to
arrive and check-in no
later than 7:15 and then proceed to their assigned starting hole. 

Rules are below and are identical to the last scramble played. These will be available at sign-up and will also be posted. 

Each team member tees
off and then, it’s best ball until the ball goes in the hole.

Each best shot will be marked, and each player plays from within six inches of that spot.

Only the best score is entered on the scorecard. No individual scores are kept.

Every team member must use their drives (as the best ball) off the tee three times. This must be noted on the scorecards.

All balls must be played into the hole—no gimmies or concessions.

There will be no improvement of lies except for balls in tree wells, blocked by fence, in mud, or standing water. Remember: move the ball no closer to the hole.

Pins will be located near the middle of each green. Men’s tees will be at the blue markers with the women’s red tees closer to the hole.

Only one ball—and thus one score—counts per hole for each team and the team with the lowest total score for the 18 holes wins the tournament.

Golfers from the LW men’s and women’s golf clubs will be able to sign up at the Tuesday and Wednesday golf tournaments in November. The sign-up fee will be $12. For more information, contact Steve Moody at 424-213-3002.

—Dave LaCascia


Men’s Golf League

Wet greens don’t dampen play at Meadowlark

Nine golfers from the Leisure World men’s golf league played Oct. 20 at the 5,600-yard par-71 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The weather was cool and very damp with some ground fog. This translated into very wet fairways and greens which persisted throughout. Putting on wet greens was an issue for the entire round and fairways, which are being prepped for aeration, were recently trimmed quite low but left lots of cut grass and some muddy debris. Greens are large and have always been in good shape, and the numerous water hazards challenge everyone. 

With the average playing conditions, only four of the nine rounds were net under par with just three birdies—two by Dave LaCascia and one by Chris Lankford. LaCascia had fewest putts in the “A” flight and Bob Munn in the “B.” Steve Miller was closest to the pin on the 140-yard 17th hole, and Jim Goltra was closest on the 140-yard 16th hole. 

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): tie between LaCascia and Lankford, 8 under 63, first place; Miller, 2 under 69, second; Gary Stivers, 1 over 72, third; Goltra, 2 over 73, fourth; Bill McKusky, fifth.

 B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): tie between Lowell Goltra and Munn, 4 under 67, first place; Gene Vesely, 1 under 70, second.

It was a dark and stormy morning on Oct. 23 at the par-62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. Twelve intrepid golfers plus one guest—Bruce Batler—came to play despite the dire predictions of rain, cold, and heavy clouds. 

At the 7 a.m. tee time, temperatures were in the 50s, skies very overcast, and rain fell for the first five holes. The grounds were already soaking wet plus the recently aerated and sanded greens were very slow and difficult to read. The sun appeared late but did nothing to dry out the course. 

Oddly, there were several excellent scores and only four of the 13 rounds over par. The poor conditions of the putting surfaces led to 20 three-putt greens. Despite putting difficulties the course still yielded three birdies—one each by Sam Choi, Chris Lankford, and Steve Miller.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Lankford, 10 under 52, first place; Choi, 9 under 53, plus closest to the pin on 110-yard third hole, second; Jim Goltra, 5 under 57, plus low putts (only player without a 3-putt green), third; Gary Stivers, 2 under 60, fourth; Miller, even par 62, fifth; tie between Bill McKusky, Larry Hillhouse and Dave LaCascia, sixth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Bob Munn, 14 under 48, plus fewest putts, first place; Tom Ross, 5 under 57, second; Bill Zurn, 1 under 61, third; Lowell Goltra, fourth. Guest player Batler was closest to the pin on the 130-yard 12th hole.

The Monday and Friday golf leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are always quite full, so advance league reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

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

—Dave LaCascia


Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club met on all four Wednesdays in October. There were 59 scores above 300, eight of
which were above 400, and 40 bingos (i.e. the use of all seven tiles in one move).

Bob Ruderman led with 10 scores higher than 300, of which four were above 400, and
bingos. His high score was 468. Diane Seeger topped 300 nine times. Her best score was a 303 in a three-way game (equivalent to a 454 in a two-way game). She had four bingos.

Club Vice President Sylvia Makus bettered 300 six times, with a high score of 395. Club President Larry Edgar scored above 300 five times and had
one bingo. His best was 368. 

Jim Schneiderman had five scores higher than 300, two of which were above 400, and seven bingos. His high total was 432.

Maria Giegerich and Wanda Bemben each bested 300 four times. Their top scores were
319 and 354 respectively.

Myrna Loscuandro and
Sue Ann Gass each had three scores above 300. Respectively, their best scores were 331
and 352. Loscuandro had one bingo.

Marilyn Moody had two scores above 300, the higher of which was 321. Three others each topped 300 once: Donna Perkins, Kay Pushman and new member Mary Barry. Their respective best scores were 313, 309 and 303.

The club meets each Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, from 1-4 p.m. New members are welcome. For club information, contact Larry Edgar at ledgar72@gmail.com.

—Larry Edgar


LW Men’s Golf Club

General club meeting to be held Nov. 14 at 9 a.m.; dues will be collected

The next Leisure World Men’s Golf Club general meeting will be held on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Players must attend one meeting before the March events or they will be excluded from playing in future tournaments. Dues for the club are $15 and will be collected at the meeting. Look for details about the December team scramble at the meeting.

The second tournament of the month was held on Oct. 25 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap, plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot
circle rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. 

A total of 55 golfers teed off and played 18 holes through a very overcast, rainy morning. 

The course was extremely wet due to the overnight rains and lack of sunshine or wind until late in the round. Consequently, the greens were very inconsistent and balls didn’t roll on the greens. The tee boxes still need some improvement, but the divot fix material does have seed in it. Several wet spots have been fixed with a new one appearing in the middle of the fourth fairway.

With the wet conditions only 11 of the 55 rounds were net at or under par, but there were 54 birdies. The low gross competition was won by Bill Lyons at even par, followed by Ron Newhall at 1 over, and Seung Lee at 2 over. Best two net scores were Paul Shellenberger and John Rudosky. Lowest gross score
was Rudosky. Closest to the
pin on the par 3 second hole was Trai Nguyen at 4 feet, 10 inches, and on the par 3 eleventh hole was Seung Lee at 2 feet, 8 inches. There were also 12 circle hole winners.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).

A flight winners (handicaps 0-5): tie between Thomas Kim and Seung Lee, 3 under 51, first place; tie between Don Newhall and Rolando Ramirez, 2 under 52, second; Train Nguyen, 1 under 53, third; tie between Mike Mayfield and Yong J. Kim, even par 54, fourth; fifth: tie between Bill Long, Gene Archambault and Bill Lyons, 1 over 55, fifth; John Kolthoff, 2 over 56, sixth.

B flight winners (handicaps 6-12): John Rudosky, 8 under 46, first place; tie between Ron Steele and Ben Benjamins, 6 under 48, second; Joon Sup Yoon, 5 under 49, third; tie between Jae H. Lee and Young Lee, 4 under 50, fourth; tie between Steve Kang and James Farr, even par 54, fifth; Dale Williamson, 1 over 55, sixth; tie between Ryan Hong and Byron Schweitzer, 2 over 56, seventh; Glenn Barry, 3 over 57, eighth.

C flight winners (handicaps 13-18): Paul Shellenberger, 11 under 43, first place; Manny Miranda, 1 under 53, second; Jon Russell, even par 54, third; Dennis Jensen, 2 under 56, fourth; tie between Richard Yokomi and Lee Broadbent, 3 over 57, fifth; tie between Peter Bae and Scott Tuchfarber, 4 over 58, sixth.

The next men’s tournament will be on Nov. 8 and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The next Guys and Gals tournament will be on Nov. 15. Guys and Gals tournaments are played every third Wednesday plus fifth Wednesday if there is one. Those who had planned to play and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

Timely turkey tournament transpires Nov. 14 and 21

The next major tournament for the LW Women’s Golf Club will be the Turkey Shoot, happening Nov. 14 and 21. The next general meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

The weekly tournament had 38 golfers participating, playing for low gross, low net and chip-ins, which
means the player gets the ball in the hole from off the

A flight winners: Low gross: Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 28. Choi had a chip-in on hole No. 9; low net: Hae Lee, 24. Chong Hee Kim had a chip-in on hole No. 6.

B flight winners: Low gross: MaryAnn Moore, 30; low net: Veronica Chang, 24.

C flight winners: Low gross: Patty Littrell, Dale
Quinn and Cecilia Han, 33. Han had a chip-in on hole No. 6; low net: Helen Yoon, Vivian Ceballos and Joann Lim, 25. 

D flight winners: Low gross: Mary Devlin, 37; low net: Joyce Basch and Liz Meripol, 26.

Those interested in joining the women’s golf club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact club treasurer Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information. 

—Liz Meripol



Humanist Association

Communication is topic Nov. 5

The LW Humanist Association will meet Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Polls consistently show that Americans will vote for a Muslim, homosexual, or just about anyone else before they would check the box for an atheist. Atheists, religious skeptics and humanists are among the last minorities.

With the aid of PowerPoint, Robert Richert will provide information and offer advice about how to communicate non-belief to the general public.  He will highlight the many challenges that disbelievers face in sharing their views. He will explain various communication methods; both effective and non-effective. Richert will also offer tips about how non-believers can win over audiences, or at least have their views be given a fair hearing.

Richert believes that being deeply religious is analogous to being in love. Who wants to hear criticism about loved ones?  That is the difficult challenge that atheists, skeptics and humanists face.  Join the Humanist Association to learn how to help bridge this communication gap.

Richert has been active in the Freethought, atheist and humanist movement for over 40 years.  He has given numerous speeches to these groups and written articles for their publications.  He is an award-winning writer and public speaker.

  Don’t forget to change clocks back an hour on Nov. 5, because of daylight savings time.

 —Robert Richert



Assemblywoman Diane Dixon and California State Sen. Janet Nguyen hosted a town hall with Leisure World residents in Clubhouse 4 and online. Residents were able to ask their representatives about topics of interest including the 2035 electric car rollout policy, privacy policies and what the state is doing to stop human trafficking.


LW Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the meeting starts at 1:30.

Last month club members had so much fun a the Halloween party. Jan Krehbiel, Betty Levitt and Eileen Koltecki met attendees at the door, and many of the guests came in costume. Dessert was pumpkin pie and bundt cake. Sally Fowler outshined herself once again with the meeting decorations. 

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World is a nonprofit philanthropic organization with approximately 180 members. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, October-June in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. 

Most meetings include not only donations to specially chosen organizations, but also outside professional entertainment followed by refreshments. In addition, special events such as bingo, fundraisers and luncheons are also scheduled during the year.

The entertainment for this year is especially exciting as the club will host some new people with some great talents, including a magician, and a quick-change artist/impersonator, among others. 

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World plans to have a big favorite of LW at its Christmas show, to be announced soon.

Kathy Russell will be at the meeting with the new membership booklets for those who haven’t received one yet. Those who want to know more about the Woman’s Club of LW can  contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.

—Beth Greeley


Sunshine Club trip

The Sunshine Club will take off on a day long excursion to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday, Nov. 6. Everyone who has signed up and paid for the trip will need to meet at the Amphitheater bus station at 8:15 a.m. sharp. 

The club asks everyone to either carpool or walk to keep parking spaces open. Do not park anywhere other than designated resident’s parking. 

Those who have signed up for the trip, but haven’t turned in the waiver of liability form, should contact Anna Derby immediately. 

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


Filipino Association of Leisure World

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) met on  Oct. 8, when newly-elected President Anastasia Wayman  conducted her first full  meeting. She expressed her gratitude to the members for their confidence and support for her presidency. She mentioned there will be some changes in her administration starting the year 2024. She cautioned that it will not necessarily affect the way the club operates. The membership fee will stay the same but a new assessment of financial responsibilities of the members will be imposed next year. 

The annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held after the regular meeting on Nov. 12. The turkey and ham will be provided by FALW. Guests will be charged $10 to attend the dinner.


Ralphs Rewards Program

Kelly Bita from Mutual 2 visited the Ralphs Reward sign-up table to contribute to the Golden Age Foundation (GAF). LWers can sign up for the program on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6  from 9-11 a.m. The GAF will ask for a resident’s full name, email and phone number related to their Ralphs membership card to sign up. The information will be shredded once the process is complete.


Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

Helen Sanders of Cat Protection and Welfare Society (CatPAWS) will speak at the Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.   

CatPAWS is a Seal Beach nonprofit cat rescue organization which does much more than rescue, foster and adopt cats to loving homes. CatPAWS has several new and exciting programs including, pet therapy for seniors, mobile spay/neuter clinics and opportunities for Leisure World residents to get involved as volunteers.

CatPAWS has a permanent adoption center located at PetSmart in Rossmoor, where adorable, adoptable cats and kittens meet the public and find their “furever” homes. The organization is always looking for interested volunteers who can self-schedule their shifts, and work as many or as few days and hours as they wish.

Residents are invited to attend the meeting and learn more about CatPAWS’ work in the community saving cat’s lives and enriching the lives of people who cherish them.

There will be a video presentation and an opportunity drawing for prizes, including PetSmart gift cards. 

 People are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, call Bonnie Kaplan at 714-930-5314.


Battery Recycling

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) battery recycling program returns on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. A GRF ID is required.  

GAF will collect approved batteries including alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lithium ion, lithium metal, silver oxide, button cell batteries and all other dry cell batteries. People are asked to place each lithium battery in a separate bag  in accordance to recycling requirements.

It is important to recycle batteries instead of throwing them in the dumpster to keep LW waste fees low and keep the  planet clean. For more information, call Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410.  


American First Republican Club

The LW America First Republican Club’s next meeting will be held Nov., 15 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 at 5 p.m.  The club will not meet in December. The club booth will be open outside of Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29.


Learn about the Middle East crisis today

Dr. Don Schwartz, professor emeritas of history at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), will be the featured speaker at the Seniors For Peace Club’s meeting today, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. He will present a program titled “Causes and Consequences of the Current Crisis in the Middle East.” He will delve into the history and politics of Israel, the Palestinians and Gaza; what was happening behind the scenes before the surprise attack by Hamas; and the many possible ramifications of the conflict. It will be an informative and insightful talk.

Schwartz taught history at CSULB for more than 20 years. In his retirement he has continued to conduct weekly lecture classes, either through OLLI or independently, on many different topics in history and has a loyal following of adult students. 

He is deeply involved with improving the Teaching American History project, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with teaching American history projects as well as serving as former executive director of the California Council for History Education.

All LW residents and their guests are invited to attend.  Call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040 for more information.


LW Birthday

Maxine Wells from Mutual 14 celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends. She moved to Leisure World in 1990 and currently resides at Roundtree Gardens in Stanton.


Sunshine Club

Dr. Michael Setareh, a family medicine physician, will talk  to the Sunshine Club about healthy aging on Friday, Nov. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. 

Setareh is a board certified family medicine physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. He understands that feeling good is as important to health as lab values and prides himself on his ability to form successful partnerships with his patients.

Setareh’s ability to blend the most effective integrative and allopathic treatments to obtain results quickly and safely sets him apart in this specialty. His expertise includes hormone optimization, weight loss, sexual health/dysfunction, fitness and nutrition.

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

People are asked to arrive promptly, those who are late are asked to quietly use the back door.

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


Hospitality Room

Golden Age Foundation (GAF) volunteers will serve pizza, cookies, tea and coffee at the Hospitality Room today, Nov. 2, from 9-11 a.m. The Hospitality Room is open Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. For more information, call Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410.


Seal Beach Farmers market

Le St. Honoré Bakery is a new booth at the SB Farmers Market that features high quality pastries made with authentic French flour and butter. Mo Mosba gives patrons a tour of his delightful pastries from berry tarts to buttery buns to Danish dishes. He sells berry, banana, pistachio and other cronuts, as well as croissants and donuts, plus ham, bacon or mushroom quiches. It’s hard to resist his tempting Nutella, pumpkin or cream pastries. LW resident Ellen Brannigan picked up some of his delicious pastries last week. The farmers market  is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the intersection of Westminster and Seal Beach Boulevards.


LW Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

In an effort to be of assistance to Leisure World residents, the Democratic Club continues to reach out to potential voters about the importance of the March Primary Election. 

In the 2010 Primary Election, California voters approved Proposition 14 (the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act).  That act was initiated by the governor at the time, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.  It required that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the Primary Election would appear on the subsequent General Election ballot regardless of party preference. 

The Top Two Primary applies to most of the offices that were previously known as “partisan” and are now known as “voter-nominated” offices. In California, these offices include: 

• United States Senators and Congressional Representatives 

• State Senators and Assembly members

• Governor and Lt. Governor 

• State Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attorney General. 

The Top Two Primary rule does not apply to county or local offices. In these races, any candidate who receives 50% plus 1 vote in the Primary is immediately elected to the position.  A primary example is the current race for election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors from the district that includes Leisure World. 

Cyprus City Council Member Frances Marquez is the Democratic Party endorsed candidate for election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in LW’s District 1.  Her name will appear on all LW ballots. Two Republicans, former Assembly member Van Tran and Westminster Councilmember Kimberly Ho, are also running in the race and will  be on every LW ballot.  Additional candidates may file before the December deadline.  

If any one of the candidates gets 50% + 1 of the vote in the Primary, they are elected and do not have to run again in the November General election.

The Democratic Club also continues to expand its Neighbor to Neighbor program. Mutual coordinators and volunteers will gather in November for updates on both candidates and issues that will be on the March 5 ballot.  Those interested in participating in the program should email kmoran97@yahoo.com.

The club’s next voter education session will be on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1 p.m. Theresa Danton  will help participants know how to do research about the 36 judicial candidates that will be on the ballot.  To register, email Beverleybender@gmail.com.

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club believes health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and that facts and truth matter.  Everything appearing in these weekly press releases and our semi-monthly newsletters has been fact checked  to the fullest extent possible.

All Leisure World Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter by emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521.  It is important to include full contact information, including party registration, in the request.


Next shredding event will be held Nov. 14

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will hold a shredding service on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot. 

The GAF reminds residents of the following rules:  

• Residents are asked to put documents in untied plastic or brown paper bags.

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m.

• Put bags on the front passenger seat for GAF volunteers to receive. 

• All residents are asked to drop and go. There will not be any chairs provided to sit and wait. 

• Magazines, newspaper, X-ray scans, electronic devices and contaminated bags will not be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips from documents. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World residents. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. 

Donations are welcome. 

For more information about the GAF and its services, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 

American Legion Auxiliary Bingo

American Legion Auxiliary will host bingo games on Sunday, Nov. 5, in Clubhouse 2, at 1:30 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary meets every third Monday at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Those interested in joining should contact Dianne Hart at 714-955-2885.

Save the date for the American Legion fashion show

The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor its annual fashion show and luncheon on March 9, in Clubhouse 2. Carol’s, Old Town Seal Beach, will provide the fashion for this event.  

Tickets can be purchased for $40 or $300 for a table of eight. The event will include lunch provided by “Love At First Bite” and a raffle. 

All proceeds will go toward scholarships for veterans enrolled in the nursing program at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and local programs for veterans and their families. 

The club looks forward to presenting this event again in support of veterans. 

All are welcome to join. To reserve tickets, call Denese Anderson at 951-640-9340.


Mobility Aid Program

The Mobility Aid program is one of the five core programs of the Golden Age Foundation (GAF). It provides a variety of free equipment designed to promote greater freedom and independence for shareholders with mobility impairments and decrease the risk of falling.  Mobility Aids are loaned to residents of Leisure World in six month intervals. Renewal of a loan agreement is required for each six month interval.

Two volunteers staff the office each day, Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. The after-hours telephone assistance line is staffed by volunteers to provide information and urgent assistance when needed. It is 562-431-9589.

There are five types of mobility aids in a variety of sizes in the Mobility Aid Center: wheelchairs, transport chairs, four-wheel rollators with seats, knee rollators and two wheeled walkers.

The GAF is always looking for new volunteers wanting to get involved with any of the many programs provided. To get involved, call 562-431-9589 and leave a message. The call will be returned within 24-48 hours. For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org.



Cindy Maiden


Cindy Maiden passed away in Leisure World on Oct. 20, 2023 at the age of 65. Cindy was born in Portland, Maine, but moved to California with her parents when she was in high school. 

Cindy had a variety of careers.  Her love for children led her to have an in-home daycare and then transitioned to working in a childcare center of a private school before she became an office manager.  After beating a difficult case of breast cancer, Cindy moved on to pursue a job working in attractions at Disneyland.  Cindy had a passion for all things Disney which meant that she was living the Disney magic each day.  She eventually left Disneyland to work for the Golden Rain Foundation in Recreation and then Copy and Supply offices.

Cindy lived in Long Beach for most of her life and loved going to the beach regardless of the season.  She was a lover of rollercoasters, movies, sweets, and Diana Galbaldon’s Outlander series. She said she was always waiting for her Scottish Highlander in a kilt to come and sweep her off her feet.

Cindy’s passing was very unexpected; her family and friends are mourning her during this difficult time.  Her legacy includes four daughters and six grandchildren. She often had her grandchildren over for sleepovers. These sleepovers would include camping in tents in her living room and giving them more sugar than their parents would ever allow before dropping them off at home.

A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, in Clubhouse  4. Contact Jennifer at 714-271-0737 if you would like to attend. 




Due to scheduling conflict, there will be no class on Nov. 2. Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club will have a special class from 10-10:30 for newbies to learn easy and simple dances. Line dancing takes time to master, and the club’s leaders make this process easy and enjoyable for new members. Each leader goes to the stage to demonstrate before the music plays so beginners can learn by watching their steps. Everyone is welcome to join with the minimal membership fee. Exercise or dancing shoes are required. All attendees and their guests must sign in as they enter the class. For questions or more information, text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Don’t wait and get help with low mood, sadness or depression

Statistics show that 2 million of the 34 million Americans 65 and older suffer from some form of depression, and only 3% receive treatment. It is important to remember that depression is a medical illness that can be treated with medication or psychotherapy, and the prognosis of older adults is excellent when they seek treatment for this disorder.

ReConnect, a program of the Council on Aging, is available to LW residents by calling 714-352-8820 or visiting coasc.org/reconnect. People can also contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8.

For more information and additional resources, contact GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317.


Balance and Stability Club

The Balance and Stability Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. All are welcome to attend to improve their balance and reduce falls and learn exercises that can be done at home. 

For more information, call Adrianne Rosenfeld at 562-397-1519.


Get your weight loss back on track on Fridays in Clubhouse 3

The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 and are optional for visitors. The annual membership fee is $10. Weekly dues are 10 cents. All female residents looking to improve their health and lose at least 10 pounds are invited to join any of the club’s meetings, and should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.

In the week ending Oct. 20 the club lost a total of 16.5 pounds. Darleen Gardner took a top loser title with a 6.5 pound weight loss. She attributed her success to resolving a medical concern, exercising and watching what she ate. Gardner also reminded everyone that LW residents have access to a 24-hour consulting nurse hotline. 

The Club also celebrated its co-queen of September Pat Miller who lost a total of 7.5 pounds in one month. 

Second Vice President Marina Tesla shared some recipes and products she uses to maintain her goal weight. Members took notes of her valuable tips and recommendations on portion control, avoiding temptations in different environments and kitchen shortcuts. The recipes will be provided in an upcoming newsletter. 

In addition to welcoming eligible female residents to attend up to three meetings for free, the club asks its members and nonmembers to take note of the following changes and restrictions in the upcoming meeting schedule: 

Nov. 3: Business meeting.

Nov. 10: Last day of the autumn contest.  

Nov. 24 and Dec. 22: No meeting.

Dec. 8 (auction) and Dec. 15 (Christmas party) meetings are for members only.

—Denise Stabile



Everyone is welcome to attend the water aerobics class daily, from 8:30-9 a.m., at the LW swimming pool. Classes are free, fun, and offer fundamental water calisthenics. People can wear bathing suits, or t-shirts and shorts. Barbara Magie, Jean Hogue, Joyce Craig and Gwen Robertson founded this class and been doing pool exercises for 10 years. Anyone who is looking to add variety to their exercise routine is welcome to try it out.


Medicare open enrollment period is ongoing through Dec. 7

It’s that time of the year again for people 65 or older to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B through Social Security, and make both retirement and Medicare choices. Knowing the options, costs, and how Medicare works doesn’t have to be complicated. 

The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). The IEP starts after turning 65. It lasts for seven months and ends three months after the month people turn 65. The coverage always starts on the first of the month. People who qualify for premium-free Part A can take advantage of their coverage the month they turn 65. Part B (and Premium-Part A) coverage starts based on the month people sign up. Those who don’t qualify for a Premium-free Part A, might be able to buy it. The amount depends on how long a person or their spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes.

Getting Social Security benefits before 65. Those who are planning to get retirement or disability benefits from Social Security at least four months before turning 65 will automatically get Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (Medicare insurance) when they turn 65, but still have to decide about adding the drug coverage. Those with Social security disability benefits will get a Medicare automatically after getting disability benefits for 24 months. 

Getting Social Security benefits after 65. People 65 and older should learn more about different parts of Medicare, and contact Social Security to sign up.

Getting Social Security past 65 while working. People (or their spouses) who are still working when they turn 65 need to find out when to enroll by going to www.medicare.gov and following the “getting Social Security benefits after 65” steps.

Getting Social Security with the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). People with ESRD can get Medicare no matter how old they are if:

Their kidneys no longer work, they need regular dialysis or have had a kidney transplant.

Worked with the required amount of time under Social Security, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), or as government employee.

Already getting or eligible for Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits.

Are the spouse or dependent child of a person who meets either of the requirements listed above.

Have a Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). People with an ALS disease  can get a Medicare automatically the same month they start to get Social Security benefits. 

Need a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). A Special Enrollment Period is only available for a limited time. If missed, people can wait for the General Enrollment Period (Jan. 1-Mar. 31)and might have to pay a monthly late enrollment penalty. 

For questions and more information, visit www.medicare.gov, or call 1-800-633-4227 or 1-877-486-2048 (TTY).



Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. 

It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. 

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

Thursday, Nov. 2

Chicken with sweet and sour sauce, egg noodles, Oriental vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Friday, Nov. 3

Cubed beef with ranchero sauce, Mexican rice, pinto beans, tortilla, Pico de Gallo, canned apricot.

Monday, Nov. 6

Chicken torta sandwich with pinto beans, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and mayonnaise, French roll, and tropical fruit mix. 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Beef cheeseburger with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion, whole grain bun, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, potato salad, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Moroccan lentil vegetable soup with sugar-free crackers, veggie egg salad, barley mushroom salad, whole wheat mini blueberry muffin with Smart Balance, and diet pear crisp.


Due to Veterans Day holiday, the LW Weekly office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10. For the Nov. 16 paper, submit any content by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a LW running and walking club, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood. Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.


Dental Services for Retired Veterans

For the 10th consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer annual free dental services for retired veterans in honor of Veterans Day. 

Retired veterans will get their annual dental checkup, X-rays and regular dental cleaning at no cost on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos, 90720.

To schedule an appointment, call 562-596-4439. Office hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

—Dr. Seza Barsamian



Fitness Fusion Club meets on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6 and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. Class participants work on the shoulder press to strengthen shoulders, triceps and biceps. For more information, contact Marian Higgins at 562-296-8328.



The Korean Senior Health Club Class (KSHCC) meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come, sing and play, stretch, solve quizzes and search for riddles, and enjoy the occasional guest speakers. All the activities held in class are beneficial for an overall well-being and may prevent dementia. On Oct. 20 the members  visited the Riley’s Farm at Oak Glen and had fun picking the apples. For more information, call 714-713-0905.


Blood Sugar and Nutrition Seminar

Over 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Registered dietitian Jacqueline Atwood from Right at Home will discuss the ways to manage diabetes through nutrition on Friday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., in Optum HCC Large Conference Room. 

For more information, contact GRF Member Services Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317.


Optum HCC Events, Nov. 1-17

Balance and Physical Literacy Health Seminar

Christel Mitrovich from Reneu Health will talk about fall prevention and balance. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

United Healthcare Formal Sales Meeting

Sherry Vandervoort will speak about Medicare benefits. RSVP by calling 949-702-9488.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 3-4 p.m.

SCAN Medicare Camp

Diane Scott from SCAN will speak about Medicare and share tips on how to save money. No RSVP needed.

When: Thursday Nov. 2

Where: Outside of Large Conference Room

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Medicare 101 in Korean with David Kim

David Kim will speak about Medicare benefits to LW’s Korean-speaking population. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 657-325-6334.

When: Friday, Nov. 3

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.


Sussy Kim and United 


Korean broker Sussy Kim will speak about United Healthcare Medicare benefits. No RSVP needed.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 7

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-noon

United Healthcare Formal Sales Meeting

Sherry Vandervoort will speak about Medicare benefits. RSVP by calling 949-702-9488.

When: Monday, Nov. 13

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Come and learn about the benefits of a pelvic floor physical therapy. People will learn how to strengthen and improve control in muscle activation, mobility and alleviate pain. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581, ext. 6255.

When: Monday, Nov. 13

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.


SCAN Medicare 101

Diane Scott from SCAN will speak about the latest updates in Medicare and how to save money. No RSVP needed.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 14

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Music and Movement with Alignment Health

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join Alignment Health for a fun music and movement session to improve balance and stability and prevent falls. Music has been shown to improve health and quality of life. RSVP by calling 562-493-6581 or just come by.


Kidney Smart Informational Class

Come and learn about chronic kidney disease, its warning signs, risks, and how to manage it. No RSVP needed.

When: Thursday, Nov. 16

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Balance and Prevention Talk With Shaun Torbati

Physical Therapist Shaun Torbati will hold an interactive balance and fall prevention workshop. Be prepared to move and dress accordingly, and learn how to use the body to stay balanced and upright. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581. 

When: Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.


Laughing for the Health of It

Everyone is invited for an hour of laughter for no reason on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m.  at the Health Care  Center Conference Room. Participants will leave with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free and non-fattening.

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



The Ballet Fitness Club meets on Saturdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 mirror room. Classes are taught by instructor Mel Lockett, who promises that everyone wil have fun dancing and exercising their body and mind. All are welcome, including men.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 2

Beef Stroganoff, egg noodles, zucchini medley, seasoned carrots, sugar cookies, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, and creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Nov. 3

Baked turkey ziti, whole grain roll, California blend vegetables, kiwi, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, and crackers.

Monday, Nov. 6

Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, rice pilaf, seasoned carrots, mixed vegetables, applesauce, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, vanilla pudding, chicken Caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing, and crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Oven-roasted chicken breast with barbecue sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli, chef’s special cake, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and carrot and pineapple salad.



Meeting information is subject to change. Check the LW website at www.lwsb.com for the most current listings.


Art League, CH 4, A, B and C Sections, 2nd Tues., 7-9 p.m. for art show and demonstration, 562-431-4124

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Thurs., 1:30-3 p.m. 562-430-7978

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., Registration 10 a.m.; Play at 10:30 a.m.


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

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 9-10 a.m. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m., 310-743-9373

Line Dance Class, CH6, Sec. C. Mondays 10:15-11:45 a.m.

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

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m. 406-858-3560

Suede Sole Dancers, Scheduled as needed.

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.


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

Cabaret Entertainers, scheduled as needed, 626-485-3983

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

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

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, Performing Arts Center (Amphitheater building), 4th Fri, 10-11 a.m. njcataylor@yahoo.com

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


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

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

Domino’s Mexican Trained, CH3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30 p.m.

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

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, at 1 p.m., 1st, 3rd, 5th Fri. Diane Seeger: 562-533-5997.


Balance and Stability Club, CH3 Lobby, 1st  and 3rd Tuesday, 10-10:45 a.m.; 562-397-1519

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

Impaired Vision & Hearing, General meeting: CH3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30 p.m. (except July, August, and November); Impaired Vision Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 10 a.m.; Hard of Hearing Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 3rd Tues., 10 a.m.; 562-596-1969

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

Korean Senior Health Club Class, CH 3, Room 4, Thurs., 1 p.m., 562-716-2010


Art History Club, CH 3, Learning Center, 2nd Thurs, 9:30-11:30 a.m., CH4, 4th Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 1:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m., 325-721-0687

Drone Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 1:30-4 p.m.

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

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

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Learning Center, 1st, 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 6 p.m.

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

Video Producers Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Tues., 10 a.m. 


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

CD Music for Seniors, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Thurs., even months only, 1 p.m., barbara.mcfall4@gmail.com

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

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

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 10 a.m.-noon

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

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

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 818-632-7799

Leisure World Opera Club, CH 3 Learning Center, third Tues., 1:30 p.m.

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., 1-4 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., noon

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 3, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

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

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

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


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

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

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

French Club, CH3, Rm. 4, 1st and 3rd Sun., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 714-932-1244

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

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

Japanese American Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 714-317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed, 714-932-1244


Democratic Club, CH3, Rm. 9, 4th Wednesday, 1 p.m.

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

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Thurs, 2 p.m.; 562-357-4040


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

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

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

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, Scheduled as needed.

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

Chinese English Bible Study Fellowship, CH3, Rm. 9, Tuesdays 2-5 p.m.

Congregation Sholom, Fri., 6:30 p.m., Zoom; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, CH 3, Rm. 9.

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

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

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

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

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon

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

Seal Beach Evangelical Church, CH3, Room 2, Sun., 1-3 p.m. 714-520-1877

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

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

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


Al Anon, CH3, Rm. 7 on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30 a.m., and CH3, Rm. 8 on 2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 562-412-8351

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

Fitness Fusion, CH 6: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Veterans Plaza: Thurs., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

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

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

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

LW Bike Riders Club: North Gate, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., Group A: 562-509-8475, Group B: 818-209-5075

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

Walk/Hike Club, Various locations, Mon., 5 p.m., 562-810-4266

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., Weigh-In from 8-8:45 a.m., meeting from 9-10 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

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

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


Christian Fellowship and Fun Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 5:30-9 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug., Dec.) 

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

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

RV Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Tues., 5-8 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.), LWRVClubSB@gmail.com

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

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. 562-430-6950; CH3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., Noon-4 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-Noon; CH3, Rm. 2, 3rd Thurs. in Nov., 12:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, every Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon. 562-301-5339

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

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (tabletop games), noon, 949-293-7517


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; 562-756-9170

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

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Tues., 3 p.m

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

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 5-7 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. through May (June-Aug. monthly tournaments, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, Indoor Courts for open play: Mon.,Wed., Fri from 9-11 a.m. and Tues. from 6-8 p.m. at the Shuffleboard Courts Building behind CH 1; 775-527-0426.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed.


Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or by email: emmad@lwsb.com. For more information, call 562- 431-6586, ext. 387, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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





FOUND in Mutual-6, a beautiful Siamese Cat with blue eyes who walked into my apartment Saturday October-21st. If you know who this cat belongs to, please call me at 562-881-0593 (area code incorrect in last week paper).



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 License 779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172  Exp 11/22


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


We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. 

Convert to WALK-IN 

SHOWER and/or raise seat. 

Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

Serving LW since 1999. 

License 699080 

Exp 1/03/2024


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


State Contractor License 1049257, Bonded and Insured. Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. 714-308-9931.  Exp 1/10/2024

562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW.  State Contractor License 723262

Exp 1/10/2024


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

Exp 1/24/2024


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

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 11/29


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 11/29




Licensed and insured

Dan (562) 841-3787  Exp 12/27

SB Business License BRA0002


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




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 and selling of your Golf Cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon.  Service in private suite. One-customer, One-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-&-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198. Exp 12/20


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341 SB Business License KC75538. Exp 12/06


Experienced hair-&-nails/Technicians at DAL JE’s Salon. 562-626-8122-OR-562-431-4603. We-cannot-wait-to-serve-you, only 5-minutes/away from Leisure-World.  SB Business License 14203016.  Exp 1/03/24




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




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


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 12/20



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


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years  LW experience. Licensed, Reliable,  Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/ Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann /714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650 /Heidi.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 10/23/2024



Over 25+/years in Leisure- World with/Excellent References!  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB Business License PAN0003. Exp 1/03/2024


Elderly Care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+/Years Experience. Cooking/ Cleaning/Medications/Doctors/Companions. Experience with Dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. SB Business License RAZ0002. Exp 1/24/2024


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run Errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.  Exp 1/10/2024


Experienced Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 Exp 12/20


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. CALL PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001 Exp 11/29




first cleaning)

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW


25/years experience  Exp 1/03/2024

SB Business License GRA0006

General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. SB Business License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. Exp 1/24/2024

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. SB Business License HER0008 Exp 1/24/2024

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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 12/13


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830

SB Business License 14206409. Exp 12/13

Autos wanted


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/License, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.
CA Business License 046854. Exp 12/20

Autos/boats/rv’s trailers 



Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. #779642 State Contractor License. Exp 11/22

Electric Carts/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for Sale

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


Solid CLUB-CAR Brand 2-Seater Golf-Cart. 2021 Battery with very little usage. Heavy-Duty Charger & Parcel Shelf in rear, $1,800. Call/213-446-1448


Cute Blue Golf-Cart. Runs Great. New-Tires/New-Seat-Covers/New-Hubcap-Covers/Charging-Cord-Included. $3,800/OBO. Call/714-501-0426.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 11/15


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Residents ONLY.

310-227-1258  Exp 11/22

Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 11/29



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. SB Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 12/27



Your-Friendly-Movers! We-offer-Hauling-service-too. Any size job!  Call/310-387-2618. SB Business License RO263644. Exp 1/03/2024



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



Coins, Comics, First Day Cover Stamps, Misc. Appointments ONLY Monday-Friday. Call 562-594-3975. Exp 11/08


Patio Sale. Friday/November-3rd, Saturday/November-4th & Sunday/November-5th. 1571 Golden Rain Road, Mutual-5/Apartment-118A/9:00am-4:00pm. Household-Goods/Clothing/Kitchen-Items/Holiday-Decorations/Miscellaneous-Items.


Tandem Bicycle in good shape. Paid/$1,500. Asking/$500/OBO plus home decorative items. jalightnertennis@gmail.com or 760-779-8221.


Patio Sale. Wednesday/November-1st through SundayNovember-5th, 9:00am-5:00pm. 1660 Glenview Road, Mutual-12/Apartment-78B. Furniture/Clothing-sizes-4,6,8/Bric-Brac/too-MANY-items-to-list. PLEASE-stop-by!

Estate Sale – Thursday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 3 from 8:30-2pm at 1541 Northwood Rd., M11-273C. Beautiful Sale. Sofa with chaise, reclining chair, dining set/4 chairs, Persian rug, cherry entertainment unit, stereo, queen platform beds, cherry armoire, white dressers. Ladies clothing (size M), shoes (6-1/2), costume jewelry. Lots of art, lamps, linens, décor, full kitchen, electric radiator, ladder, and more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, POB 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.

Huge Moving Out Sale. Thursday/November-2nd, Friday/November-3rd, Saturday/November-4th. 13680 El Dorado Drive, Mutual-3/Apartment-33E across from CH2. Table-lamps/ham-radios/Greek-ancient-statutes/dollies/vacuum-cleaners/patio-chairs/table-decorations/Christmas-gifts/scooter-batteries-12V/many-new-light-bulbs/many-electric/electronic-tools-and-parts. 562-386-6070


Two/Oak-Bookcases/(2-Shelves/36×36)/$35-each-bookcase, Four/Fabric-Dining-Room-Chairs-used-once/$25-per-chair. 714-501-0426/Mutual-14.