LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 11-23-23


The LW Weekly asked residents to share thanks and gratitude this Thanskgiving season, reminding us that even when the world seems dark, there’s always light to be found. 

• Edward Hickman, Mutual 3

Moving to Leisure World was one of the wisest decisions I have made. I’m grateful for our gated community; it’s a secure and welcoming place with great neighbors (ALL of them!) and a peaceful atmosphere. The amenities and activities, like the gym, pool, and various clubs and classes, add a lot of value to our lives. Feeling safe to walk around even at night is something we appreciate, and having a wonderful small town and beach nearby is a bonus that makes this community even better. Thanks to everyone who helps make this a great place to call home.

• Tom Pontac, Mutual 10

This year seems to have brought out the good and caring side of people more than any other time in my life. As the world outside our community appears to get meaner, Leisure World remains, for the most part, a kind oasis of civility and a safe place to live out your senior years. Even with all of the changes in my health that have come with advancing years, I find this time of my life still wonderful to share with others and, especially, with my wife Jeanne.

• Fred Wind, Mutual 12

I am thankful for all the clubs in Leisure World. It is important for residents to find friends who have similar interests. A person can immediately make connections. Guess what? We have 9,000 residents. I believe the current number of clubs/activities is around 280. You’ll have to think hard to come up with an activity we don’t have a club for. If you do think of one, you can always start a new group. My personal favorite is Creative Writers. It is fun to be around creative, positive, imaginative people. They love to share, they encourage, they appreciate—Creative Writers enriches my life!

• Mary Ellen Fuller, Mutual 2

I’m very grateful for Leisure World and that I moved here in March 2021. It has changed my life. I’m grateful for my friends that I have met, my kind neighbors, the gym, the bike path and the weather here. I’m also grateful for my beautiful daughter Emily. Happy Thanksgiving!

• Kenneth Glenn Koons and Katy Koons, Mutual 15

My wife and I are in our 80s. But we love life in the Lord. Sure aches and pains hit us daily but we love the fact that we have a fine place in LW; a church nearby in Calvary Chapel and friends who cheer and follow up on good solid global concerns, safety and protection for our nation. I am always most thankful for my wife and even my grand cat, Smokey. May sound weird, but I believe the Lord brought all three of us together and we love Him for it. Happy Thanksgiving to all LW owners and may the Lord bless you on this special day of thanks.

•Yvette Perdue, Mutual 10

I am beyond grateful for generous LW friends and neighbors who, for many years, helped with yarn, caps, scarves, clothing and other dona tions to Christian Outreach in Action in Long Beach for the many homeless. We can always use more.

• Linda Johnson, Mutual 15

I am so grateful for a good night’s sleep. It sounds simple but think of all that is entailed in making that good night’s sleep possible. We live on the safest country in the world. And why is that? Because of the military, police, firemen and EMTs. 

When I hear a siren, I can roll over and go back to sleep because I know that whoever is in need will be cared for and taken care of. 

I know that all of these women and men are working 24/7 to make us safe and to protect our country and provide a good night’s sleep. You can’t put a price on that.

• Cynthia Stone, Mutual 14

While LW offers many reasons to be grateful, one I especially want to honor is 96-year-old resident Mary Larson, who has written a very informative, thoughtful newsletter for LW Democrats for over 40 years. She is an example of super aging and a gift to the community. 

• Anna Derby, Mutual 5

On behalf of the Golden Age Foundation (GAF), I’m thankful for those countless volunteers, maybe a couple of hundred, who share their precious time for others at the Hospitality Center, the Mobility Aids Office, Income Tax Service, shredding service and battery recycling service to provide extra programs to enhance our living in Leisure World. 

Also to those donors who open their pockets to make it possible to have all these wonderful programs available. Without donors or volunteers, the GAF wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do, and we’re looking for volunteers and donors contributions.

On a personal note, I’m so thankful to live in wonderful seaside community in Leisure World: meeting new friends, sharing our life stories, realizing how blessed we’re to live in this safe and secure place. 

Thanks to the Security Department and Service Maintenance employees who keep our place moving forward. 

• Joe Osuna, Mutual 15

I am thankful that me and my partner in life, Oralia, my wife, continue our journey together on our road of destiny. 

We met in high school and will celebrate 64 years of marriage this month. I’m grateful for all the many good folks we have met in Leisure World since 1999.

• Dave Crandall, Mutual 10, in poem

For you, Leisure World resident, I’m thankful. 

You’ve filled my days with special gifts—a tankful! 

In our community, I see you daily: 

Art class, writing club, oops, I dropped ukulele! 

I’m thankful for this moment in fate’s design

As the sun pokes his head through the clouds to shine, 

And I imagine the smile I see on your face

Which I sure hope this poem will not erase!  

• Kay Mount, Mutual 17

Members of the LW Shuffleboard Club have expressed appreciation for the hours of volunteer time throughout the LW community that support clubs and other amenities. Specifically, there is gratitude for the Member Services and the Facilities (aka Physical Properties) Committees as well as the many GRF staff who support our club. 

The Shuffleboard Club is most thankful for our own warm, fun group that supports one another at club activities and beyond. 

• Barry Allen, Mutual 10

Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is time to think about all our blessings. My wife, Pauline, and I moved to our new home here in Leisure World after a bout with COVID-19 in 2021. Pauline said we should start looking for a new home. One that we own. In April we moved here to Mutual 10.

I am very grateful for not only the library but the people who work there that also have a smile on their face. I visit every Thursday to trade in the books and take out new ones. 

In June we rescued a 5-year-old, 10-pound dog. Pauline researched his records, and she found his birth name, Marley. He came to live with us on a Thursday which was a concert night. Marley and I go for a morning walk before breakfast and meet and greet his dog friends and their walkers to start the day off with good happy vibes.

With 9,000 people here in Leisure World, there is little excuse not to meet a new friend every day and to be grateful for your life here with all the opportunities.


Thanksgiving Closures

In observance of Thanksgiving, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. The Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at 562-594-4754.



Count your blessings; they’re many

by William Thompson

GRF Board vice president and Mutual 5 director

It’s Thanksgiving. People say ya gotta be thankful for something, right?

Maybe be thankful for living in a community bathed by the temperate Pacific breezes…that’s extremely affordable on the modern senior’s income?

Some of you may have bought into the previous statement until I brought up “affordable.” 

It’s normal for us in an older generation to remember that when we were younger, things seemed to be simpler, cheaper, and not as frequently involving orthopedists.

However, we shouldn’t let our own aches and pains, our rosy memories, or the discontents of our neighbors cloud our blessings.

One community member recently sent a letter to every GRF director. In it, she repeated a tiresome statement that the community’s developer, Ross Cortese, intended Leisure World to be a refuge for low-income seniors. And she mourned that her own elected GRF representatives had either willfully, or through incompetence, made Leisure World unaffordable to its residents. 

Historical evidence abounds that Leisure World was not intended as a low-income housing development. Early marketing materials extolled it as “America’s prestige community for happy people over 52,” and marveled at the “country club” amenities. 

However, we don’t need to depend only on overly enthusiastic promoters of Leisure World while it was being marketed nationwide. Similarly, we don’t need to put our faith in the aggrieved perception of an individual shareholder. 

As we prepare to count our blessings, it’s possible you don’t even realize the developments that have made your retirement much more secure than your grandparents. 

In 1960, two years before Leisure World’s first residents moved in, the median household income of a person over 65 was $2,900. That was only 51% of the overall population’s income at the time. 

Sixty years later, even on an inflation-adjusted basis, senior incomes have jumped 100%, while those of the general population have only increased 53%. The result? The average senior now has not 51% of the buying power of the average U.S. household, but 68%.

The cause? Likely the guaranteed Social Security cost-of-living increases. 

In the decades you worked, wage growth stagnated compared to inflation. Last year, it happened again. Wages increased 6.4% in 2022. Seniors received an 8.7% jump in their Social Security payments. 

However, you’re right in placing so much importance on inflation’s effects. That $100 mortgage payment your parents complained about in the early 1960s? With California’s housing inflation, which has wildly exceeded consumer goods inflation, that same house payment would be $5,523 today. 

But remember again that you’re in Leisure World. As people often remark, inside-the-wall reality often seems the opposite of what it is outside. 

In 1962, the first Leisurites were living a lifestyle an average senior couldn’t afford. The monthly out-of-pocket payment totaled about $110. That included a mortgage, interest, taxes and their assessment. While personal finance experts say it’s not good to pay more the 33% of your income on housing, that $110 represented about 45% of the average senior’s monthly household income in 1962. Was Leisure World low-income housing? Doesn’t seem so. In fact, early ‘60s news accounts claimed the average new LW resident’s income was twice that of the average senior. 

After LW buyers began to pay the unit’s entire purchase price up front, the only monthly payment was for the unit’s assessment. Minus taxes, the 1962 monthly assessment would have been $322 in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars. Sixty years later, GRF has to maintain four additional clubhouses, a library and more amenities. 

It must meet tightened state requirements, cope with unimagined energy costs and fulfill technology expectations that only George Jetson was contemplating at the time. 

But again, because senior income gains were greater than the general U.S. population, $425 is only 10% of the average senior’s household income. 1962’s assessment ate up 15% of the average senior’s income. 

And how about initial affordability? In 1962, a senior buying a Leisure World unit spent 3.5 times the average senior’s annual income on the purchase. 

As the chart above shows, a Leisure World unit actually consumed a higher proportion of income than the average California house cost the average U.S. wage earner. 

But my how times have changed! In 2022, a typical Leisure World unit was 6.6 times higher than the average senior’s annual income, but a Californian buying outside the wall had to use 11.4 years of average earnings to buy a median-priced house. 

The facts: A Leisure World unit’s typical purchase price consumes a much smaller proportion of a typical senior’s income than buying a home outside the wall. Once you’re in, today’s LW monthly assessment consumes a third less of a typical senior’s income than in 1962. 

So, I’m not saying you have to be thankful you live in Leisure World Seal Beach. You can hate the mild weather, the nearly continuous sunshine, the quick drive to the beach, the easy accessibility to one of the world’s great cities. You can miss paying to replace the roof of your house. You can detest the Recreation Department for never booking punk cover bands in the Amphitheater. You can resent that people who are worse drivers than you are allowed on Leisure World’s streets. 

You don’t have to like your neighbors, their mangy dogs, their loud grandchildren; or turkey, pumpkin pie or mother’s stuffing. 

But you shouldn’t hate Leisure World because you think it’s unaffordable. A walled, gated, country club community with 24-hour security, beautiful grounds, and an array of outstanding amenities for pennies on the dollar compared to on the other side of the wall? Just some of the blessings you can count this Thanksgiving.



New gate access system will be up and running Jan. 17

The Security Department continues to move forward on schedule for Leisure World’s new gate access system, which will significantly heighten security in the community. The new system utilizes radio frequency identification tags (RFID), and nearly 6,000 tags have already been distributed to residents. The new system is expected to be fully up and running by Jan. 17.

All three gates are expected to be fully tested by Dec. 15. The North Gate will be closed for one day in December to facilitate training for Security staff. 

Earlier this month, staff was trained on the new system’s visitor management software: Proptia. Staff will begin entering data on Nov. 27, and should finish entering the information by Dec. 29. 

It is important to note that residents will always be able to call Security, 24/7, with the names of their visitors. However, the new visitor management system can be accessed online via website or, for smartphone users, by downloading the company’s phone application. Representatives from the gate access company will be on site when the system goes live to provide guidance and technical support. Training for senior GRF staff has been extensive, and they will also assist with the roll out. 

More information about using Proptia on cell phones and on computers will be available by the end of the year. Residents will have two weeks to review the information and call with any questions. 

During the RFID tag distribution at the 1.8-acre site, residents were asked to provide the names of their desired four authorized guests.

People who do not need RFID tags on their vehicles will still have an opportunity to provide the names of their permanent authorized guests to Security.

Soon, every resident will receive a copy of the GRF budget. In the budget packet, people will also receive a form where they can write in their permanent guests.

After filling out the form, people can return it in one of three ways: (1) handing it to any Security guard while entering the community, (2) dropping the form off at the Finance Office, or (3) mailing the form to GRF.

After Jan. 1, 2024, people will not be able to use decals to gain entry into the community; they must have an RFID tag on their vehicle or show a valid Leisure World ID to enter.

Starting Dec. 1, new residents or residents with additional vehicles can get RFID tags at the Decal Office in Building 5. The office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday (closed for lunch at noon). 

GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgewick is spearheading this project, with assistance from the heads of IT, Security and Physical Property. The gate access project is over 90% completed. 

In an effort to create ease in Leisure World’s transportation overall, GRF Board has commissioned a traffic consulting firm, which has already begun its work and is reviewing all aspects of traffic inside the community, including traffic flow at the front gates. 



December brings tree lighting and toy drive dance

This year’s Christmas tree lighting hosted by the GRF Recreation Department, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza. 

Come sing along to hymns by The Jolly Holidays Carolers of Los Angeles, who will lead the holiday merrymaking alongside Santa and LW’s elves (from the LW Theater Club).

The fabulous tree lighting will take place after the performance. People are encouraged to bring grandchildren, friends and neighbors to this festive celebration. All are welcome. The tree lighting is the official kickoff for the Holiday Toy Drive. 

The Brown Descents Car Club of Orange County will sponsor its second annual toy drive throughout Leisure World with donation boxes at all the entrance gates, Recreation Department, Veterans Plaza, and every lobby of Mutual 17. 

The nonprofit donates toys to over 200 Orange County children and includes gift cards for families to enjoy holiday dinners. 

The grace and generosity of Leisure World residents will allow the 501(c)3 organization to expand its reach to more OC Boys and Girls Clubs, churches and schools this season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to bless an Orange County kid; no stuffed animals.

Refreshments and cookies will be provided by Optum. The Golden Age Foundation and Council on Aging will also be represented.

A few days after the tree lighting, GRF will hold the Toy Drive Dance, on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Legends of Rock Dance Band will perform and the price of admission is a new, unwrapped toy.

The Recreation Department wishes residents a safe and happy holiday season.



Enjoy Festival of Lights at Vets Plaza

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz of the Chabad of West Orange County will share the story of Hanukkah and its meaning for Jew and Gentile alike. 

Musical entertainment will help celebrate the Festival of Lights prior to lighting the menorah. It is an opportunity for the LW community, rich in culture and customs, to learn and share in the joy of this beautiful festival.

The holiday celebrates the Jews defeating Syrian-Greek oppressors who had tried forcing them to abandon their religion and adopt Greek culture. 

The story has it that, led by Judah Maccabee, they recaptured the holy temple in Jerusalem. Arriving there, they found only enough olive oil to light candles for one night. The miracle of Hannukah is it lasted for eight nights, thus the eight-branch candelabra known as the menorah.

Kosher refreshments will be provided, courtesy of OptumCare. People are invited to enjoy a nosh and say hello to the HealthCare Center team.

In 1984, Rabbi Berkowitz started Chabad of West Orange County to serve as a traditional synagogue and outreach center in the Huntington Beach area. For the last 37 years, Rabbi Berkowitz served as the director and Rabbi of Chabad of West Orange County and Congregation Adat Israel. 

The congregation has developed an extensive adult education program. When the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) opened some 20 years ago, Rabbi Berkowitz introduced the JLI to Orange County, teaching the courses in various cities throughout the county. He is an accomplished musician and the son of Holocaust survivors.

For more information, contact mayokab@lwsb.com or call 562-431-6586, ext. 476.



Holiday Bus Schedule

Bus schedules will operate on holiday schedules during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Below are the changes. 

• Thursday, Nov. 23, Holiday On-Call Bus: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Passengers who need a ride on this day must call dispatch at 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and request a ride. This is not an appointment bus; it is an on-demand service. Passengers must be ready to meet the bus at the time they call for a ride.

• Thursday, Nov. 23, Access/Wheelchair Bus Service: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Passengers using the Access/Wheelchair Bus must have an advance appointment. Call dispatch for appointments at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

• Friday, Nov. 24, Holiday On-Call Bus: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Passengers who need a ride on this day must call dispatch at 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and request a ride. This is not an appointment bus; it is an on-demand service. Passengers must be ready to meet the bus at the time they call for a ride.

• Friday, Nov. 24, Access/Wheelchair Bus Service: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Passengers using the Access/Wheelchair Bus must have an advance appointment. Call dispatch (24/7) for appointments at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.



Chamber will give out free meals on Thanksgiving

After a three-year hiatus, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its 41st annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Anne’s Church in Old Town Seal Beach on Thanksgiving Day, today, Nov. 23. 

The event provides free, traditional Thanksgiving meals to local citizens in need.

“This event captures the heart of why people love Seal Beach,” said Juni Banico, president of the Chamber of Commerce. “It is a chance for local citizens that may not have family or friends to celebrate with somewhere to gather for a meal and give thanks.”

For more information, visit https://sealbeachchamber.org/thanksgiving-dinner/.


Three radar speed signs installed

Three radar speed signs have been installed on North Del Monte Drive, North St. Andrews Drive and South St. Andrews Drive. On Nov. 28, a representative will calibrate the signs before they go live. 

The interactive signs will display vehicle speed as motorists approach. The intended purpose of these signs is to slow cars down by making drivers aware of when they are driving at speeds above posted limits. The speed limit throughout Leisure World is 25 miles per hour.

GRF Car Sale

Each fourth Saturday, authorized residents have the opportunity to sell any used motorized vehicle in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner or representative does not need to be present but is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18” by 24” on the vehicle, to include a phone number.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. For more information, contact Recreation at 562-431-6586, ext. 398.





On Nov. 28, the GRF Board of Directors will vote to approve or disapprove the rebuilding of the mini farm at a cost of approximately $480,865. 

This money is to come from capital funds as the mini farms were never reserved for.

This expenditure would consume approximately one fourth of our capital funds. 

Capital funding is defined as funding used to expand or renovate a building, purchase major equipment or construct a new facility.

Everyone can use the pool, golf course, carwash, pickleball courts, gym and clubhouses, etc. Only 250 shareholder units, or 3.8% of us, will be entitled to farm the minifarms; 96.2% will not be entitled to use it. 

At a cost of around $73 to each of us, a plot will cost about $1,959 to build. 

The Ad Hoc Commitee says it will be a source of “good cheap food” with a value of probably $30,000 a year. What? Are the farmers required to grow vegetables?

What if they want to grow flowers or create a meditation garden? 

Would it not be better to wait until someone comes up with a great idea for the 1.8-acre site or a need arises that is beneficial, where everyone is entitled to use our property and not just 3.8%?

Lee Melody

Mutual 14


On Oct. 22, hundreds of music enthusiasts were privileged to attend a piano performance by the Leisure World’s outstanding Yuri Lotakov. The flawless diverse repertoire left people in Clubhouse 4 in disbelief. 

We need to realize that talent alone is not enough. It takes endless hours of practice require to reach such a level of professionalism. During Yuri’s practice neighbors and passersby would stop and listen, mesmerized. The concert covered lesser known composers, which was a total revelation for many of us.

Also, Yuri is a person of enormous intellect and vast knowledge of music history. Before each musical piece, he gave a short biography and explained composers’ approach to creative process. That made the concert not only enjoyable but highly educational. 

I firmly believe that Yuri is a treasure of Leisure World. I hope you agree with me.

Lucy Rastor

Mutual 11


I want to commend the board members of Mutual 12 (and all Mutual board members) for the many volunteer hours and wise leadership they provide. Let’s try to limit our requests of them to matters of importance, not trivial things they seldom can do anything about. These long-suffering board members keep our Mutuals in excellent shape and solvent!

Fred Fenton

Mutual 12


I’m a resident who often drives without and within our boundaries. Lately, I’ve noticed pedestrian traffic here and observed out on the road as well. 

Twice at night, I’ve seen people crossing a street or a lot entrance without looking to see where my car was located. 

I stopped in time to avoid them, yet they didn’t seem to even notice how close I was as I was about to drive through their path. Do some of us in Leisure World automatically think a driver will always see us in time to stop with no accident— even if we move right in front of their oncoming vehicle?

I have one last comment here: Look before you leap!

Henry Broadbent

Mutual 17 


Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra will perform “The Joy of Christmas,” featuring melodies of the violin, harpsichord, lute and the recorder in a joyful expression of the Christmas story, on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 

The audience is invited to arrive at 6:45 for a onstage pre-concert discussion with Music Director Martin Haselböck and renowned guest artist, Austrian recorder player Michael Oman. 

Afterward, Matthew Faulkner will host a conversation delving into the music showcased in “The Joy of Christmas.” 

On Sunday, Dec. 10, a matinee performance will be in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, 90020, with a reception to follow. 

Tickets range from $40-$80. 

There is a two-for-one ticket sale ending Nov. 27. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.musicaangelica.org or call the box office at 562-276-0865. 


Setting It Straight

The band that performed at the Veterans Day service Nov. 11 was misidentified in the Nov. 16 paper. The Velvetones provided music for the tribute.



GRF Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4

The GRF Board meeting can be attended in person or livestreamed at www.lwsb.com. The tab will be active 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

The livestreaming uses YouTube Live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call/Notice of Quorum

3. President’s Announcement

4. Member Comments/Correspondence 

5. Consent Calendar 

a. GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Oct. 24

b. Mutual 9 GRF Representative Ballot Minutes, Oct. 2

c. Accept Donation of Two Benches

d. Approve Extending Library Hours

e. Accept the Interim Financial Statements for Sept. 2023 Audit

f. Accept the Reserve Funds Investment Purchase

g. Accept the Capital Funds Investment Purchase

h. Approve Transfers of Funds for GRF per Civil Code 5502 

6. Ad Hoc Reports

a. Committee Restructure Ad Hoc Committee

b. 1.8 Ad Hoc Committee—Accept 1.8 Acre Ad Hoc Report

i. Accept Report

ii. Approve Garden Plan and Appropriation

7. New Business 

a. General

i. Approve the 2022 Audit

ii. Approve 2023 Reserve Contribution Limit

b. Capital Funding

i. Capital and Reserve Funds Balance Sheet 

ii. Operational Analysis Traffic Light: St. Andrews and Golden Rain Rd.

iii. Cooling Turbines for Shuffleboard Courts

c. Operational Funding

i. Approve Insurance Policy for 2023-2024 

ii. Fire Protection Community Facilities

iii. Approve Election Service Provider

d. Reserve Study

i. Amphitheater Sewer Lift Station Repair

ii. Paving Project Mayfield

iii. Bocce Ball Court Rehabilitation

iv. Replacement of Ice Machine in Clubhouse 2 Kitchen 

e. Governing Documents

i. Amend 20-2841-2, Graphic Design Service

ii. Amend 30-5022-3, Community Rules Violation Panel Charter 

iii. Amend 30-5093-3 Member Rules of Conduct-Enforcement 

iv. Rescind 40-5523-1, Accounts Receivable Collections and 40-5523-2 Accounts Receivable Collections—Fees

8. Next Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4

9. Adjournment


GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., Nov. 28 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4……………………10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 30 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Room A……………1 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 5 Facilities Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.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. 

Mon., Nov. 27 Mutual 8 (open forum 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom……9:30 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 29 Mutual 10

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 30 Mutual 1

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 30 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 4 Mutual 6

Conference Room B/Zoom….9:40 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 5 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom……1:30 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.


Monthly Bus Tours For New Residents

The GRF Transportation Department will conduct monthly 1.5-hour bus tours of Leisure World on Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents. 

Stock Transfer can book tours for new buyers or people can schedule one at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/. 

For more information, call Melissa Gomez at 562-431-6586, ext. 326, or Kathy Thayer, ext. 398.




Casino Tournament set for Dec. 16 in CH 6

The Tournament Poker Club will hose the semi-annual Casino Tournament on Dec. 16 in Clubhouse 6 at 10 a.m. No registrations will be accepted after 10:30. Registration has begun, and seating is limited. Advanced registration for club members is $20, $25
for guests, and $25 at the door.
A bagel breakfast will be
available. Early registration is
encouraged so all who want to
play can be accommodated. For more details, look for the announcement flyer on the monitors in any clubhouse or contact Deborah Barner at 325-721-0687. 

The club had a great turnout on Nov. 11. The two highest hands of the day were both full houses. Brent Covington had A-A-A-8-8; and Guta Basner had K-K-K-2-2. By playing and winning with the promotional hand of 7-2, Covington won the prize. As the winners of their original table, the final table players were: Tony Canfora, first; Brent Covington, second; John Burns, third; Roger Montero, fourth. With the
table winners seated, play continued until Covington and Canfora were heads up. When the flop came J-5-5, Covington went all in holding 8-9. Canfora called, holding Q-9. Covington was behind, but hopeful. The turn card was a nine. Covington’s only hope was to pair his eight and win with two pair.
Unfortunately, the river card was a Q, giving Canfora the winning hand with two pair Qs and 9s. 

Canfora, who is the tournament chairman, has lived in Leisure World for seven years. He has been a member of the club for six of those years and this is his second final table
win. Canfora plays poker in several groups here, when he is not enjoying a round of golf. 

Attendees can play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in. Residents can join the club for $10 per year or play as a guest for $3 per game. The next
regular Saturday tournament will be on Dec. 2. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in
the lobby of Clubhouse 6.
Registration begins at 10 a.m, along with treats and coffee. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating.

—Deborah Barner


Shuffleboard Club is thankful and hopeful

The LW Shuffleboard Club appreciates the Member Services Committee approval Nov. 14 of the project to install exhaust fans in the shuffleboard building. The club is hopeful that the GRF Board will give the project its final necessary approval at its next meeting.

For the first time in the club’s history, the expectation is that scheduled indoor summertime competitions will take place. 

Nov. 14 winners: Team Karen blitzed Team Chandra winning 11 games out of 12. Team Karen had five of six players as all-game winners: veteran players Karen Mendon, Sal LaScala, Bob Peterson, Ellie West and new player Sue Burkschab.

Team Rod waltzed past Team Jack winning eight of the 12 games. Team Rod had two all-game winners: Harshad Patel and Rod Osgood. Team Jack had two all-game winners: Linda Peters and Elizabeth Martinez.

Team Sally had a scheduled bye Nov. 14.

Nov. 17 winners: Team Carol edged past Team Shel winning seven games out of 12. Harshad Patel earned all-game winner for Team Carol. Eileen Kotecki was an all-game winner for Team Shel. 

Team Sally also won seven out of 12 games over Team Rod. All-game winners for Team Sally were John Mount and Anita Giroud. 

Team Milly had its second bye in the fall season Nov. 17. 

For club information, call Membership Coordinator Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Kay Mount


Cribbage Club plays on Tuesdays

The Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 at noon. Players who arrive by 12:15 are assured a place to play. Refreshments are served from noon to 12:15, with club announcements at 12:25 and play beginning at 12:30. A total of seven games are played. Yearly dues are $5 and a $1 fee is collected each week to play. 

The club wished a happy birthday to Drew Sargent. In celebration Sargent provided the club with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Candy Meyers
and Carrie Kistner served everyone the refreshments.
Melinda Cowan again provided mixed nuts and candies. The
club thanks all who provided and served.

Last week’s winners include: Jim Schneiderman, 838, first place; Rosemary Wu, 836, second; Myrna Baker, 833, third;
Donna Gorman, 832, fourth. Joyce Basch finished with six 121s. Dolores Cook and Dave LaCascia had no wins.

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

—Mary Holder


Men’s Golf League

Weather doesn’t keep hardy golfers from playing

Thirteen golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Nov. 10 at the 4,000-yard par-62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The weather was cold and dry with just enough sun to keep the golfers’ hands warm. Tee boxes were set mid-range and this combined with the clean and dry fairways led to excellent distance control and scoring. Greens were in good condition and fairways and tee boxes improve each week.

With better than average playing conditions, 10 of the 13 players were at net par or under and there were six birdies—one each by Jim Goltra, Gary Stivers, Dave LaCascia, Clay Fischer,
Bob Munn and Ron Jackson. Stivers had fewest putts (22) in the “A” flight, and John Meyer and Jackson for the “B.” Meyer was closest to the pin on the
100-yard third hole, and Sam Choi was closest on the 100-yard 15th.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Jim Goltra, 10 under 52, first place; Stivers, 8 under 54, second; tie between Choi and LaCascia, 7 under 55, third; Fischer, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Munn, 12 under 50, first place; Meyer, 10 under 52, second; Jackson, 8 under 54, third; tie between Gene and Digna Vesely, 4 under 58, fourth; Tom Ross, 3 under 59, fifth; tie between Lowell Goltra and Daniel Mahoney, sixth.

Fourteen golfers attacked the Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana on Nov. 13. The 6,000-yard par-71 course is the oldest in
Orange County and is going through significant fairway maintenance. Greens were in very good shape but tee boxes needed some help. 

The sun was out early but never really warmed up the golfers due to low haze. Even with good playing conditions and no wind,
the course’s extreme length
permitted only two of the 14 rounds to be net at or under par and there were no birdies. Sam Choi had fewest putts in the “A” flight, and Bill McKusky in the “B.” Dave LaCascia was closest
to the pin on the 140-yard fourth hole.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Jim Goltra, 1 over 72, first place; tie between LaCascia and Gary Stivers, 2 over 73, second; tie between Chris Lankford and Choi, 3 over 74, third; Clay Fischer, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Bob Munn, 9
under 62, first place; tie between McKusky and Lowell Goltra, 1 over 72, second; tie between Digna Vesely and Daniel Mahoney, 2 over 73, third; Gene Vesely, 3 over 74, fourth; tie between Bill Zurn and Tom Ross, fifth. 

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

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

—Dave LaCascia


LW Pool Club

At the Wednesday night pool league on Nov. 11, the Stevenators won big over The Favorites 10-3. This moved the Stevenators into second place, 11 games behind Right on Cue and dropped the Favorites into third place, two games behind the Stevenators. Cornel Sneekes won six games for the Stevenators and teammates Ron Kennedy and Millie Larsen won five.

Shot First, Then Shape won 8-5 over X Factor. Erick Ward won five games for Shot First and then won the final three-person eight ball game.

Right on Cue continued its winning ways with an 8-5 victory over Hot Sticks. Tom Zimmerman won five games and both of his singles matches for Right on Cue. Right on Cue pretty much has first place wrapped up with only one week to go in the season, holding an 11-game lead, but it still has to compete in the playoffs.

At the final regular season meeting of the Monday American League, the Cue Commandos edged Joker’s Wild 7-6. However, Joker’s Wild still finished in first place with a record of 74 wins and 56 losses. The Cue Commandos won five of the six singles matches and Roy Mittlestead won four games. This means that next week there will be a rematch in the playoffs between these two teams, since the Cue Commandos finished in fourth place.

The Renegades beat the Cue Crew 9-4. The Renegades won five of their six singles matches and Guta Basner of the Renegades won five games, including both of her singles games. This strong finish for the Renegades put them in third
 place with a 67 and 63 record for the season. Next week the Renegades will play the Cue Crew in the playoffs.

The Rustlers beat the Sharp Shooters 7-6, with their “A” player Rusty Aquino winning five games. The Rustlers won five of their six doubles matches.

The Wednesday night National League has yet to play its final matches. The playoff format will be the same for both leagues. The first and fourth place teams will play two out of three games of eight ball.
The winner will meet the winner of the second and third place match. Those two teams will
play two out of three. The two teams that survive the playoffs will meet in a
championship match.

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

—Dave Silva

Duplicate Bridge Club

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 Dan Frank at 562-739-6441 or email him at danfrankcpa@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 to confirm reservations.

Nov. 6 winners (seven tables): Russ Gray and Sylvia Kaprelyan, and Howard Smith and Fred Reker, north/south; Jeanette Estill and Ron Lee, and Judith Jones and Al Appel, east/west.

Nov. 9 winners (three tables): Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, and Beth Matheny and Russ Gray, north/south. 

Nov. 10 winners (seven tables): Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson, and Howard Smith and Glenn Berry, north/south. Thad Mikols and Marilyn McClintock, and Bill Brooks and April Berg, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners. 

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

LW Women’s Golf Club

The holiday luncheon will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, and will include installation of officers and payouts from tournaments. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any board member. 

On Nov. 14 the first week of the LW Women’s Golf Club Turkey Shoot tournament kicked off, with 38 women playing for low gross, low net and birdies. 

A flight winners: Low gross: Devora Kim, 27 with birdies on holes No. 3 and 6; low net: Susie Kim and MaryAnn Moore, 26. MaryAnn and Grace Choi had birdies on hole No. 8.

B flight winners: Low gross: Ann Tran, 28 with birdies on holes No. 2 and 3; low net: Joann Lim, 25 with a birdie on No. 5; Jane Song, birdies on No. 3 and 8; Margie Thompson, birdies on No. 1 and 8; Clara Sum, Judy Kim and Sun Lee, birdies on No. 8; Pam Krug, birdie on No. 2.

C flight winners: Low gross: Patty Littrell, 32 with a birdie on hole No. 5; Helen Yoon, 32, birdie on No. 6; low net: Dale Quinn, 25.

D flight winners: Low gross: Neva Senske, 34 with a birdie on No. 7; low net: Liz Meripol, 25.

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


Scramble for all golfers is on Dec. 6

There will be scramble on Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m. Men’s and women’s golf club members may sign up at all tournaments through Dec. 5. The first 54 players signed up can play.


Saturday Social Bunco Club

Saturday Social Bunco Club Nov. 11 winners: Lyn Doyle, most buncos; Betty Recio, most wins; Joyce Ingram, most babies; Lois True, most losses; Gerri Wright, door prize. 

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and
fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be Nov. 25 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. For club information, contact Doris Dack at 714-356-0443.

—Doris Dack


Monday Bunco to play Nov. 27

The Monday Bunco Club meets the second and fourth Monday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The next meeting will be Nov. 27. 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. 

Nov. 13 winners: Most buncos: Katie Carmagnola; most wins: Carolyn Reedy and Mimi Durino; most babies: Michie Kimura; most losses: Pat Wilson; door prize winner: Joanne Herrera.

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


Pinochle Club

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

Nov. 2 winners: Nancy Wheeler, 10,690, first place; Alma Zamzov, 10,200, second; Antonia Zupancich, 9,510, third; Ruth Bonnema, 9,150, fourth.

Nov. 4 winners: Marge Dodero, 10,710, first place; Roberta Johnson, 10,240, second; Donna Gorman, 10,160, third; Howard Bleakley, 10,140, fourth.

Nov. 6 winners: Antonia Zupancich, 10,860, first place; Diana Lambert, 10,220, second; Don Krammer, 10,340, third; Marge Dodero, 10,070, fourth.

Nov. 8 winners: Marge Dodero, 11,900, first place; Dolores, 11,510, second; Irene Perkins, 11,490, third; Jean Sudbeck, 10,880, fourth.

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



Wa-Rite tips to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving

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 by arriving no later than 8:45 a.m. New visitors can attend up to three meetings for free before joining the club.

 The Nov. 10 meeting concluded the autumn funny money contest that ran for six weeks. Each participant’s decorated pumpkin will determine the amount of funny money they get to purchase donated gift items at the Dec. 8 Christmas auction. 

On Dec. 15, the club will have a Christmas awards banquet celebrating first- second- and third-place winners, and a degree winner for the weight loss achievements this year. Current members who have weighed in between the beginning of September and Dec. 1 will be eligible for awards. 

 The club’s top loser of the week of Nov. 5 was Jan Friedland with a 3.5-pound weight loss. She attributed her success to portion control, and eating only half of the portion when eating out, and boxing up the rest to take home. 

Darleen Gardner was named a top loser and Pat Miller, a co-queen of September.

As a reminder of mindful eating during Thanksgiving, member Linda Rich presented smart eating tips and finding healthy alternatives to favorite dishes. 

She noted that making food from scratch can provide more nutrition and control. 

For example, using yogurt instead of mayonnaise in egg dishes, and baking the turkey instead of deep frying it. 

Other tips included slowing down when eating, taking a walk after dinner, and maintaining a consistent exercise and sleep schedules. 

The club will not meet Nov. 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

 —Judy Chambers


Last Friday, Bicycle Group members enjoyed a happy hour and each other’s company. The LW Bicycle Group meets on Sundays (with breakfast) to El Dorado Park, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Everyone must wear a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-509-8475 or Lucy Czra at 818-209-5075.


Holiday resources party is Dec. 8

The collaboration team of social workers will have a Holly, Jolly, Resources Galore party for LW residents on Friday, Dec. 8, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Veterans Plaza. The goal of this event is to connect people with various resurces and offer help to those who need it. 

Participants include GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat, the Golden Age Foundation, the Council on Aging, Adult Protective Services, Alzheimer’s OC, the SoMang Society, Pathways and Meals on Wheels Long Beach.

The event is free. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy refreshments, giveaways and music by Sax on the Beach sax quartet.

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


Community dentist made veterans smile at no charge

On Nov. 9, 22 retired veterans from Seal Beach, Leisure World, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Buena Park, Stanton, Newport Beach and Long Beach arrived for their appointments at Dr. Seza Barsamian’s dental office at 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos, for free dental care. 

For the 10th year, Barsamian dedicated her entire work day to veterans. Her office performed over $8,000 worth of dental work at no cost, including X-rays, comprehensive exams and dental cleaning. No veteran who had an appointment was turned away.

Some of them have been coming to this event for the past 10 years and some were new patients, including a couple of them who haven’t had a dental cleaning in over 20 years. Dr. Barsamian’s office has performed over a 100 dental cleanings for veterans over the last 10 years.

“Retired veterans have limited access to dental care through Veterans Affairs. This was the only opportunity for some to have their mouth checked and their teeth cleaned. Only about 8% of veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system qualify for dental benefits through specific eligibility requirements, which leaves a significant number of veterans unable to afford quality dental care, which can lead to pain, periodontal disease and other health issues. Additionally, most diseases manifest orally before being detected systematically. 

“We love our veterans, and when there is love, there is always optertunity to serve,” said Dr. Barsamian.


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. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24

No service due to Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, Nov. 27

Chicken enchilada casserole with garlic cream sauce, seasoned egg noodles, seasoned broccoli, carrots, banana, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown and wild rice, oriental vegetables, corn, pudding spinach salad with chicken, mandarin oranges, cranberries, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette and crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Vegetable frittata, cornbread, seasoned carrots, tangerine, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and rainbow coleslaw.


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. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24

No service due to Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, Nov. 27

Mexican corn soup with sugar-free crackers, signature chicken salad, barley mushroom salad, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and canned peaches.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Vegetable lasagna, three-way tossed salad, balsamic dressing, broccoli and cauliflower, whole wheat crackers, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Chinese orange chicken with orange sauce, brown rice, spinach, sugar-free pudding, and orange juice.


Optum HCC Events

All events will be in Optum HCC Large Conference Room.

Alzheimer’s Support in Spanish

Spanish speaking residents living with Alzheimer’s are invited to share their stories and find support. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581.

When: Monday, Nov. 27 and Monday, Dec. 18

Time: 3-5 p.m.

SCAN Medicare 101

SCAN broker Alton Smith will speak about Medicare benefits. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 28

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Heart Health and Nutrition

Dr. Sullyvan Tang from Optum will talk about nutrition and heart health. Bingo with prizes and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling 562-795-6255.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 29

Time: 1 p.m.

United Healthcare Sales Meeting

Sherry Vandervoort will speak about benefits and answer Medicare questions. RSVP by calling 949-702-9488 or just stop by. 

When: Friday, Dec. 1 and Monday, Dec. 4

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Music and Movement

Join Alignment Health for a session of music and movement to improve balance. RSVP by calling 562-493-6581 or just stop by.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 20

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Alignment Health and Medicare

Pilar Looney will speak about Alignment Health benefits. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581 or just stop by.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 6

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Parentis Health Seminar

Jacqueline Tang from Parentis Health will speak about all things health. No RSVP required.

When: Thursday, Dec. 7

Time: 11 a.m.-noon

Healthy Meal Planning Seminar

Registered dietician Jacqueline Atwood will talk about nutrition and healthy meals. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581 or just stop by.

When: Friday, Dec. 8

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Family Center Balance and Mobility Workshop

Everyone is invited to this interactive balance and mobility session with Linda Tinoco. RSVP by calling 562-493-9581 or just stop by.

When: Monday, Dec. 11

Time: 9-11 a.m.

SCAN Medicare 101

Broker Diane Scott will speak about SCAN and share money saving tips. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 19

Time: 10-11 a.m., Dec. 12, and 2-3:30 p.m., Dec. 19

Laughter for the Health of It

Everyone is invited to a mood-boosting laugh session with others. No RSVP required.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 13

Time: 1:30-3 p.m.


Nov. 26 is the last social dance of the year before the holidays

The Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2: line dance lesson and practice on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., and social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday from 6-9:30 p.m. Come dressed to impress and bring favorite snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not allowed. There is no fee to the participants. 

For more information, text Ed Bolos at 551-998-4223 or email edgbolos@gmail.com.

The club will take a break during December to enjoy the holidays. Monday line dance classes will resume Jan. 8, and the social (ballroom) dance classes Jan. 28. 

On Nov. 26, the club will have its last social dance of the year, where members will perform “Polka” and “Paso Doble” line dances. 


Dance Fitness members enjoyed a rousing spooky time at the Halloween dance in October. The class meets on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Veterans Plaza, and on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. It provides a fun, full body workout that all enjoy. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at 714-487-2446.


Joyful Line Dance will not have a class today due to Thanksgiving holiday. The club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a special class for newbies from 10-10:30 a.m. All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual and unit number before the class. Everyone is welcome to join with the minimal membership fee. Exercise or dancing shoes are required. On Dec. 7, the club will have a holiday line dance party from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a Korean lunch. Stop by before Nov. 30 to sign up for the party, $20 per person. For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Find companionship in Lucent Care volunteers for the holidays

This month through December, including Thanksgiving Day, Lucent Care volunteers will be available to keep LW residents company and share the joy of the holiday season. These volunteer companions are nurses from Pacific College, pastors and parishioners from local churches. They are reputable, trained professionals who have been background and fingerprint checked.

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



Grace Kim receives lifetime achievement award

LWer Grace Kim received a lifetime achievement award from the Korean American Coalition (KAC) during its 40th anniversary celebration on Nov. 11. 

Kim was honored for her work and leadership in a variety of organizations, including her previous role as a board member of the KAC, and the Korean Adoptee and Adoptive Family Network. She was honored for her work as the president of the Sacramento Korean American Community Association and the vice-chair for the National Defense Committee to Save Chol Soo Lee. 

Kim has been with the KAC since the beginning and her family came to watch her receive her award.


American Latino Club

The American Latino Club held its board elections on Nov. 9. 

Members unanimously voted for Miryam Fernandez, president; Maria Rodriguez, vice president; Rachel Fullum, secretary; and Myriam Klotz, treasurer. The new board will begin in January. 

The American Latino Club is a multi-cultural volunteer/social club that likes to have fun in a safe, respectful and kind environment. Non-members may visit two times, but by the third time they must register and pay dues. 

The club’s Christmas-themed event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Clubhouse 2 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Mariachi Real San Jose will perform.

 Lunch will be catered by Tacos Factory. Lunch choices are two tamales (choice of chicken, beef, or pork) rice, beans, and green salad or two tacos with a choice of pork (carnitas), chicken, beef (carne asada) rice and beans. Lunch is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Drinks include lemonade, coffee, tea and for dessert sherbert ice cream. 

Those with food sensitivities may bring their own food but must let Carmen Edwards know. Those who only want to see the mariachi entertainment should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. 

Members will be contacted by email or phone for details. All payments and RSVPs must be made to Treasurer Carmen Edwards by Tuesday, Dec. 12, either by U.S. mail or dropping it off at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-K, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. Make checks payable to American Latino Club. 

Be advised that new member yearly dues of $10 per person will be collected at the January event. 

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


Golden Age Foundation

Enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie at the hospitality room today

Golden Age Foundation volunteers will serve pumpkin pie with whipped cream along with coffee and other treats on Thanksgiving morning, today, Nov. 23, in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m.

Pianist Yuri Lotakov will play his classical selections on the piano during the event. 

All residents are welcome to join. 

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


Golden Age Foundation Board Meeting

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. in the GRF Conference Room B.

All GAF members are welcome to observe. 

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


Retired Teachers Association

Join the luncheon on Dec. 1

The Retired Teachers Association will host a luncheon on Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

William Quemada, a member of the Leisure World Seal Beach/California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA), will be the guest speaker at the event. His presentation is titled “Every Adventure Begins with a Single Step.”

For all the hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, Quemada will share his video of traveling to Tanzania and summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet. Quemada has also backpacked the John Muir Trail, the Rim-to-Rim trail in the Grand Canyon, Mount Whitney, Machu Picchu, Mount Blanc in France and the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. At 74 years of age, Quemada just completed hiking the Bright Angle Trail from the South Rim Grand Canyon with his family (five grandchildren ages 7-14).

In addition to hearing from Quemada, members will receive a complimentary lunch and hear the latest news from CalRTA. For lunch reservations, call Anne Stone at 714-600-6956.


Chinese Cultural Club

The Chinese Cultural Club will once again invite Professor Neilson Mar to give a talk on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. He will speak about the current political and economic situation in China and the development of cross-strait situations in China and Taiwan. All residents are welcome to join. The Chinese Cultural Club meets on the last Sunday of every other month. For more information, call club President Shirley Shen at 650-518-6360.


Golden Age Foundation

351 people visit the last shredding event of the year

Golden Age Foundation (GAF) volunteers served 351 cars in the quarterly drive through shredding event on Nov. 14. 

Before the event even began, cars had lined up in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot all the way to El Dorado Drive, GRF Security Services Manager Larry Norlander directed traffic to avoid accidents and make sure the road was open to all traffic. 

The nine GAF volunteers worked hard to keep the pace of the line moving steadily as they received documents from each vehicle. Again, the GAF’s drop-an-go method worked extremely well. Residents didn’t even need to get out of their cars.  This method will probably continue since it is working so well.

Truck driver Edward Solano was a helpful partner to the GAF. He moved bins back and forth to the truck as it quickly filled up. 

 The next shredding event will be held on March 12.

For the next shredding event, GAF asks residents to put all documents they intend to shred in paper bags or plastic bags.  Beginning now, the Mobile Shredding Company requests plastic and paper bags to remain untied to make it easier for volunteers to check the shredding materials dumping into the bin each time to prevent truck fire. Boxes will not be accepted at the next event.

 Even though the GAF asked numerous times, volunteers still had to pull file folders with metal bindings, paper clips and more from tied plastic bags. This puts the shredding truck at a greater risk of catching fire and is not allowed. 

The GAF greatly appreciates volunteers Ren Villanueva, Harry Varnas, Fara Mccartney, Shery Wells, Roberta Johnson, Sophie Jin, Linda Johnson, Rosemarie Da Roza and Anna Derby for their services at the event. Thanks to Shery Wells and Fara McCartney, who collected donations from shareholders. 

The GAF would like to thank those who dropped off generous donations at the event. GAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation.

People can contact the GAF at 562-431-9589. For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.


SB Farmers market

Joanna Matos and Ellen Brannigan visited SB Farmers Market Manager Aldo Flores last week. The market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the intersection of Westminster and Seal Beach boulevards.


Golden Age Foundation Mobility Aids

Mobility aids are loaned out to the community as needed. They are open from Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., downstairs in Clubhouse 6. For more information or to volunteer, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or call 562-431-9589.


100th person signs up for the Ralphs Community Rewards Program

David Noferi from Mutual 15 is the 100th LWer to sign up for the Ralphs Community Rewards Program in person since the Golden Age Foundation began offering help in Clubhouse 6 on May 10. This brings the total number of donors to 350.

While many residents will spend a lot of money on groceries, especially during the holidays, the Ralphs Community Reward Program offers a way to donate to the GAF while grocery shopping without having to pay additional fees at the register.

 This is currently the only active and ongoing fundraising project for the GAF. Every Wednesday, GAF board members are downstairs in Clubhouse 6 to help residents to sign up for the program from 9-11 a.m.

Another way people can sign up for the program is by going to www.ralphs.com/community rewards. People will need to use the phone number related to their Ralphs Reward Card to register. People can also call the Ralphs Reward registration phone number at 800-576-4377. The GAF’s nonprofit organization (NPO) number association with Ralphs FS 519.

During the holidays, the GAF board will take a break beginning Dec. 20 and will return on Jan. 10. No GAF Board volunteers will be there to assist residents in signing up during that time.


Golden Age Foundation

Give where you live this season 


A gift to the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a gift back to your community for people in need–leaving a lasting legacy.

The Golden Age Foundation provides many popular programs that improve quality of life in the LW community, including the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6, free mobility aid rental, document shredding, income tax preparation and environmental efforts including the battery recycling program. All of these GAF programs are free to Leisure World residents.  

Residents are asked to consider including the Golden Age Foundation when planning their wills or estates.

Previous legacy contributions from generous residents have funded many projects that currently benefit Leisure World residents in need, including two mobility-impaired accessibility buses, numerous bus shelters that provide shade and seating, and Meals On Wheels. 

Those who are interested in a legacy contribution should first consult with an estate planning professional. 

Those who are interested in making a regular donation can send a check to: PO Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA 90740, or stop by the Hospitality Center’s kitchen counter in Clubhouse 6. There is a mounted metal box on the wall where residents can drop off donations. Make checks payable to the Golden Age Foundation. 

The GAF is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID No. 23-7273105) dedicated to serving the residents of Leisure World, Seal Beach. It strives to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

For more information, call 562-431-9589 and leave a name, phone number, and email address. 

For information on the GAF’s services to the community, visit www.goldenagefdn.org.


Golden Age Foundation Thanks Donors

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) wants to thank the individual and organizational donors who have contributed to the GAF’s mission to help LW residents receive free resources. 

Below is a list of names of donors from Oct. 1, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023.


Albert Reid

Alberto Comia

Alice Lubranche

Andree O’Brien

Ann Frambach

Barbara Simundza

Betty Verhoorn

Beverly Bender

Billy Holden

Carol Gunther

Caryl Harris

Cheryl Falconer

Christina Rodriguez/

Steven Schulz

Daniel Prosek

Delia Olivieri

Dorie Padilla

Doris Sandrick

Elinore Bates Petoletti

Elizabeth Hacke

Ella Walton

Garnet Vyduna

Gladys Kovaleff

Gloria Curry

Harry Varnas

Helen Becker

Helen Sponsler

Ida Bruce

Irvene Bernstein

Ivy Kung

Janelle Stelly

Javanka Radivojevic

Jean Enkhorn

John/Anita Schulz

Jojo Weingart

Jon Russell

Jose/Ann Calvo

Joseph Didonato

Judie Ebert

Judy Menard

Julie Ford

Karl Jonasson

Kyoto Ogita/Richard Weaver

Linda Johnson

Lita Lewis

Loni Gardette

Maria Marin

Maria Wong

Marlene Brown

Marsha Gerber

Marvin Jahn

Mel Blake

Michael Chang

Michelle Potter

Miyuki Okura

Monthina Williams

Nancy Lewis

Ordie Kim

Patricia Conlon

Roberta Johnson

Roman/Sylvia Zavala

Ronnald Waller

Rose Grogan

Sandra Dedubovay

Shirley Naret

Stanley/Heeja Alameida

Sue Ramage

Sue Yokomi

Sunelei Meylor

Supaluk Bangchalotorn

Susan Hopewell

Sylvia Rios

Terry Ewart

Thomas Ninh/Helen Tran

Tony/Sophie Jin

William/Pamela Turner


Amazon Smile

City of Seal Beach

DLD Insurance Brokers

Dongbu Pyungkang Church

Elim Acupuncture Group, Inc.

Estate of Yvonne Del Rio

Filipino Association of 

Leisure World

Financial Partners Credit Union

Januska Group—OnSite 

Home Sales

Korean American Association

Kroger (Ralphs Rewards)

Leisure World Korean

Community Church

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church

Seal Beach Evangelical Church

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church

Sunshine Club of LWSB

The GAF is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

For more information about the GAF or to volunteer, call 562-431-9589 and leave a message.


NOCE Choir

The NOCE choirs of Leisure World will present a holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Attendees will hear holiday favorites for the season, such as “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World” and more. 

The Senior Chorus and the Tone Chime Choir will also help bring the in the spirit of the season. The choirs are directed by Lee Lassetter, a local organist, music educator and music therapist.


Sunshine Club Holiday Party

The Sunshine Club will not meet on Friday, Nov. 24, so members can spend time with family. In the meantime, the club encourages people to sign up for the holiday party on Dec. 15. 

The party will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Song Birdz, the duo of Nina DeRosa and Pam Krug who will conduct a holiday sing-a-long. 

All are welcome to join the holiday party. Tickets are $20 per person and will include a Korean buffet lunch. The last day to sign up for the lunch is Dec. 1.

All residents are welcome to join the Sunshine Club’s regular meetings on Fridays. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. Refreshments are served at each meeting. 

For more information about the Sunshine Club, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Golden Age Goundation and Pathways

Volunteers create 100 gift baskets for residents

More than at any other time of the year, people feel the need to stay connected to friends and family around the winter holidays. This week, Pathways and the Golden Age Foundaiton (GAF) worked together to give 100 residents holiday baskets filled with treats. 

Pathways and the GAF believe it’s important for everyone to know that they are being thought of and cared for, especially during the holidays. 

Once those 100 gift baskets were completed by Pathways volunteers and employees, the GAF volunteers hauled them to their cars and golf carts to deliver them to recipients’ units. The task was truly a team effort.

If you, or anyone you know in Leisure World, could use a helpful hand or assistance in getting connected to resources to help them stay independent in their home, call Pathways at 562-531-3031. 

Pathways is also looking for volunteers who would like to connect with other people living in Leisure World and provide a helping hand. 


LWer is collecting items for homeless and at-risk youth

Susan Hopewell collects donated items for the homeless and for at-risk students. Items needed are new or clean used towels, new/unopened travel and normal size shampoo, soap, lotion, disposable razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, adult diapers, women’s hygiene products, energy and protein bars, chapstick and lip balm. 

The only accepted clothing items for donation are new socks and underwear for men and women. 

People may also leave donations on Hopewell’s patio in Mutual 6, 62A, or Neer’s patio in Mutual 2, 48A. 

Donations will be delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including shower services, or to Gardena High School, which provides a variety of services to at-risk students.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The next LW Democratic Club meeting has been rescheduled for Nov. 30 (the fifth Thursday of the month). It will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1 p.m. Members and supporters can also join the meeting online or by phone. To receive the Zoom login information, email sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

California Sen. Dave Min, one of the two major Democratic contenders for election to Congress from LW’s District 47, will attend the meeting in person. A second Democrat in the race, community activist Joanna Weiss, discussed her campaign with club members during an earlier meeting. Min and Weiss will run in the March Primary Election against two Republicans, Scott Baugh and Max Ukropina. 

The final vote as to which of the two Democratic candidates receives the official endorsement of the party took place during the convention in Sacramento on Nov. 17-18. The Democratic Party also made endorsements in a number of other contests in this state-wide gathering. 

Endorsements in local races have already been finalized by the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC). Of special interest to Leisure World voters will be the endorsement of Frances Marquez for election to the O.C. County Board of Supervisors. Marquez is running to replace termed-out Andrew Do as LW’s District 1 representative on the board. 

DPOC has also voted to endorse Beatriz Mendoza (District 1), Nancy Watkins (District 3) and David Johnson (district 4) for election to the O.C. Board of Education. Farrah Khan, running for election to the O.C. Board of Supervisors from District 3 has also received the DPOC endorsement. 

There will be no Democratic Club membership meeting in December. In its place, several of the recently appointed Neighbor to Neighbor Get Out the Vote 2024 coordinators are planning to hold smaller social events in their respective mutuals. Those interested in participating in this outreach should email kmoran97@yahoo.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 the 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. It is important to include complete contact information—including Party registration—in the request.


LW America First Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The Leisure World America First Republican Club has joined Republicans, Democrats and Independents across the country in voicing its support for Israel in its response to the terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas. 

The club booth has petitions available to “Repeal the death tax.” 

Under Prop. 13, property was reassessed only when it was sold. This rule has been changed. Now, when parents die and pass property down to their children, the property is reassessed to its current value, drastically increasing their tax liabilities.

This initiative would restore Prop. 13 by saying that property will not be reassessed when it is passed down to the next generation.

The argument against this initiative is that it will reduce the revenue coming into the California state government coffers.

The Republican Club booth is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

LW America First Republican Club recommends to club members and residents a free monthly publication called Imprimis, published by Hillsdale College.

The most recent issue features an article about the CIA, arguing that it has been losing its focus lately and needs to return to its roots as a no-nonsense spy agency.

To subscribe, the address is: Hillsdale College, External Affairs, PO Box 44, Hillsdale, MI, 49242–9840. 



Art League announces November competition winners

The LW Art League held its monthly meeting on Nov. 14 in Clubhouse 4. The guest demonstration artist and judge was Lake Arrowhead artist Helga Batman-Koplin. 

Carmen Leslie won the best of show award; JoAnn Rossi won the popular vote award. In the masters category, Alice Sioson won first place; Carol Levine, second place; and Marilyn Jonas, third place.

 In the intermediate/advanced category, Terese Smith won first place; Bobbie Turudic, second; Daniel Prosek, third; and Marion Higgins, honorable mention. In the 3D/craft category, Alice Sioson won first place; Allyn Constant, second; and Linda Frysinger, third. 

There is no meeting in December so the last event for the Art League in 2023 is the “Spotlight On The Artist” on Saturday, Nov. 25. 

The featured artist is ceramics artist and teacher Ramayana “RB” Baba. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and admire RB’s collection of ceramics.

—Larry Sioson


Community Karaoke

Despite a rainy night, the Community Karaoke Club joyfully celebrated Sherlene Wallis’ birthday with bountiful treats. Host Walt Bier greeted the group singing “Hello Again Hello.” Choosing songs with a focus on rain were Dorothy Ferrington doing “November in the Rain,” Richard Yokomi with “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?,” and Donald Horning and Elizabeth Butterfield harmonizing “Rainy Day People.” 

Home from vacation Tony Tupas sang a lively “Travelin’ Man.” “I Love This Bar” had cute lyrics sung by Bob Barnum. Ray Geierman shuffled along with “Blue Suede Shoes.” Dotti Brooks also received birthday wishes before a smooth “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Vito Villamor had fun with “Love Bug.” Dedicating their songs to the birthday girl were Tosca Lies, Connie Ferrand, Sally Glausser, Vinny Correnti and other close friends.

Karaoke parties are Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 in Clubhouse 1. People can spend an hour or two with friends who love music. A smaller group rehearses different tunes on Monday afternoons from 1-3 in Clubhouse 6. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Drone Club

Sam O Ting 

The Drone Club wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving. The club is thankful for its members, camaraderie and the great memories members are capturing. New members are always welcome. The club flies locally in Seal Beach and drone ownership is not necessary. For more information, contact Joseph Valentenetti at 0501042@gmail.com.



The garden located at 1442 Merion Way, 29-L, in Mutual 2 belongs to Joyce McSweeny and features a lovely mix of succulents, shrubs, inviting pathways and more.


Photo Arts Club

On Nov. 9, the club’s guest presenter Siegfried “Ziggy” Romano began his program by showing the shadow-themed photos that were sent in by members. 

He divided them into categories demonstrating the following characteristics: silhouette, revealing nature, contrast and shadow as focus of the photo. With several of the photos he applied editing features to enhance the image’s impact, interacting with club members for feedback and suggestions. 

After reviewing the submitted photos, Romano introduced an app call Snapseed and reviewed some of the features that could be used to enhance members’ photographs.

The annual election for officers was held. The club’s new officers are President Regine Schumacher, Vice President Roger Bennett, Treasurer Sue Ann Gass and Secretary Esther Cummings.

The Photo Arts Club will hold a holiday party at the club’s regular meeting time on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Lunch will be provided.

The photos taken on the club’s field trip to Sherman Gardens will be shown at that party, so members should email three of their best photos at least three days prior to the party to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com. 

The photo assignment for January will be “reflections.” Mirrors, glass, shiny objects and reflections in puddles can be used.

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

—Regine Schumacher


Cabaret Entertainers

 The Cabaret Entertainers will perform its new show “Destinations” on Saturday, Dec. 9, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6.

This special show is dedicated to the club’s beloved President Charlie Guggino, who passed away in October. The club will have the wonderful Eric Nelson as the events master of ceremonies and special guest comedian Adrianne Rosenfeld. 

The show will feature favorite cabaret performers doing songs that are sure to spark a memory or two. People are encouraged to bring their favorite beverage and snacks and “come to the cabaret!”


Claytime Ceramics celebrates with holiday party

Claytime Ceramics members and guests gathered in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, on Nov. 13 for their first holiday party, featuring a fall harvest theme. 

The evening was catered by The Mexican Taco, and guests enjoyed a full Mexican buffet followed by coffee and homemade cookies. After a good meal, games and a gift exchange, over 15 guests were winners of door prizes provided by local businesses. 

Claytime Ceramics would like to express its sincere appreciation to the following for providing door prizes: Art Supply Warehouse, Carol’s Boutique, Classic Cleaners, Cleantime Building Maintenance, Debbie Flanagan of Finanial Partners Credit Union, Finbars Italian Kitchen, Gina Rojas of Leisure Living Resales, Jason’s Jewelry Design Gallery, Karla Moore, Stephanie Perales Ireland of doTERRA, Nail Therapy Salon & Spa, Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Schooner or Later, Shenandoah at the Arbor, Sprouts Farmers Market, Temecula Olive Oil Company and Trader Joe’s. 

Claytime Ceramics is a ceramics club that meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Clubhouse 4 ceramics room. New members are welcome. The club’s officers are President Karen Oja, Vice President Ron Hargrove, Treasurer Barbara Hargrove and Secretary Mary Greer. For more information, contact Oja at 714-296-7545.


LW Orchestra Free Holiday Concert

The Leisure World Community Orchestra will host its annual free holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. All are welcome to attend. The 40-plus-piece orchestra has been rehearsing twice a week since September under the direction of Dr. Samuel Kim. 

The program will include classical and modern pieces and a sing-along. The show will also introduce the orchestra’s new assistant conductor, Linda DeRungs. The Leisure World Community Church Chorus will also be featured. Light refreshments will be served after the show. The orchestra always welcomes new members. For more information, email chris.p.gruber@gmail.com.


Friends of the Library Closures

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) Bookstore will be closed Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

On Dec. 26, the FOTL Bookstore will close until further notice for remodeling.

People should hold all boutique donations, such as decor and other non-book items, starting immediately. Books and card donations will be accepted until the end of November.



The car club meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, at 6 p.m. People don’t need a vintage, classic or collectible vehicle to join or participate in the club’s activities, just a passion for cars.


Continuing Education

NOCE class registration begins Dec. 5; help available

The Spring 2024 Leisure World NOCE semester begins on Jan. 16 and will end May 23. Before the semester begins, students will need to register for classes beginning Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. 

Those interested in attending LW NOCE classes for the first time should visit the LW Library as soon as possible to receive assistance with applying to become a NOCE student. 

Prospective students will need to apply on a computer and must have access to their personal email account to register for an account.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8-10 a.m., library staff will be in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center to assist residents who need extra help registering for classes on a first-come first-served basis. 

After 10 a.m., visit the library to receive registration help.

People who experience issues logging into myGateway or applying to become a student are encouraged to call NOCE Star Help at 714-808-4679. 

The full list of NOCE classes offered inside of LW can be picked up at the library and was published in the Nov. 16 issue of the LW Weekly.


Video Producers Club

Cristina Vegas is available to teach residents about iPhones and iPads on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. To make an appointment with her, email cvegas2017@gmail.com. 

At her last appointment, Vegas gave Gail Morrison tips on how to use the iPhone, including how to multitask while on a call, and that users can press the green phone icon in the leftmost of the screen to get back to the phone call. They also looked at some accessibility settings and some features of the Notes app. 

—Ivy Kung



Vocal duo Harvest Moon will perform at Vets Plaza Dec. 1

The Entertainers Club is proud to present Harvest Moon featuring the vocal duo Vickie Van Ert and Mike Simpson at Veterans Plaza on Friday, Dec. 1, from 4-5:30 p.m. 

Harvest Moon showcases soft rock hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, and now includes special holiday songs. Tables and chairs are provided. Admission is free, but tips are appreciated.


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). Beginning in November there are two new classes: salsa at 9 a.m. followed by American tango at 10.  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


Country rock band performs Saturday

Abilene will host its regular monthly boot scootin’ dance this Saturday, Nov. 25, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Reserving tables is prohibited.

Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for nearly 20 years. Last year, they opened the Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Rounding out the group are guitarist Rod Anderson, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer.

All concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and greatly appreciated. For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Grab ‘n’ Go Food: Nov. 23-30

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

Monday: Italian Burger Food Truck (New) at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy burgers, steak, chicken and loaded fries with an Italian accent. Preorders are accepted by email at info@italianburgergrill.com or by texting 424-299-6291. The truck will be onsite from 4-6 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted.

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

Wednesday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted; onsite orders only to be paid with card only. The truck will be onsite from 3-6 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, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Dancers & Mixers Club Dance

The Dancers & Mixers Club will host a dance on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 to celebrate the holidays. 

The club features live music by Linda Herman, who optimizes her music for dancing. People can expect plenty of holiday-themed songs in addition to ballroom dance standards. 

People can bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Partners are not needed as there will be both line dancing and a mixer. There is not an admission charge. For more information, call 562-431-1257.


CD Music for Seniors Club

The CD Music for Seniors Club will hold a members-only holiday event on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. The club has gratefully accepted many donations and will accept more. The club gives away CDs for free. For more information, email Barbara.mcfall4@gmail.com.


Good News Singers will present ‘Seasons of Joy’

Preparations are being finalized by the Good News Singers for its presentation of “Seasons of Joy” on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. This concert will celebrate all of the holidays, led by the direction of Janet Ray with Ruth Bonnema accompanying on piano.


hui o hula

Club helps beginners understand Hawaiian dance

Everyone is welcome to join Hui O Hula’s dance from 1 p.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and/or at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays. 

Dancers get together every week and imagine themselves in Hawai’i dancing on a sunny beach under coco palms. It is a fun and relaxing way to spend time with friends. 

The club gives mahalo/thanks to dancers Susan Cucci and Yo Kishi’s leadership in sharing their hula knowledge while Jojo Weingart was away. 

If there is enough interest, a hula class for beginners can be arranged. 

For more information, call 562-431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.


Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble

Guitar ensemble will perform second annual concert

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble will host its second annual concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. at Community Church. All are welcome to attend.

The group will perform a nine-piece ensemble, three solos and duet. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. 

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble always welcomes new members. For more information, contact via President Mimi Lee, 914-843-1696, or Director Kevin Kim, 714-820-3189.



‘Nutcracker’ tickets on sale

The Long Beach Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” six times through December at the Terrace Theater, located at 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802. The shows will run from Dec. 16-17, 22-23. Performances are held at 2 p.m. and 7:30 each weekend.

As always, the beloved production bursts with special guest performances and additional surprise treats. This production boasts a flying sleigh, a live horse, on-stage pyrotechnics, and a cast of over 250. 

The Long Beach Ballet is one of the only ballet companies in Southern California which performs The Nutcracker with a full symphony orchestra and is one of only two ballet companies in the country that use two harps for their production to ensure the performance sounds exactly as Tchaikovsky intended it to sound.

Tickets are now on sale. To purchase, and for complete information, visit LongBeachNutcracker.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office.

Family-friendly ticket prices range from $34-$85, with a special VIP Package also available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.


Review: PCH Electric Boats 

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

PCH Electric Boats

16360 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92649



Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

by Cherry Hostler

LW contributor

A few weeks ago this paper had a $50 coupon for PCH Electric Boats. You can book online or by phone. Five of us went on a Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and were not disappointed. 

The boarding location in Sunset Beach is at Peter’s Landing where there’s plenty of parking. Our boat was brand new, immaculate and spotless with an oval white table. We took drinks and snacks but there is also a company that will deliver to the boat. They can seat up to 12.

Huntington Harbour is less crowded and calmer than Alamitos Bay with interesting inlets. The staff are pleasant and helpful. 

For a special occasion, I highly recommend this gentle cruise on one of these very comfortable duffy boats. People can choose a pink one for a little more money, but white is just as good.


Leisure Time Dancers 

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Rumba is at 2 p.m., followed by West Coast swing 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 Nancy Lyons at nhlyons@icloud.com.


Genealogy Club

Due to the holidays, there are no general meetings of the Genealogy Club in November and December. Meetings will recommence in January. 

The club’s annual holiday luncheon will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at noon in the El Dorado Golf Club Restaurant. A sign-up sheet is available in the Genealogy Library; people should indicate if they have space in their car for members or need a ride.

There were no new candidates for any of the board positions. Therefore, the club’s 2024 officers are co-Presidents Janet Lessin and Liz Rasmussen, Vice President Cynthia McFarland, Secretary Ann Dean Secretary and Treasurer Mary Larson.

People should begin to think about renewing their memberships for next year. There are white slips in the Genealogy Library for returning members; people should fill in their name and if their contact information has not changed, write “same” in the blanks. Dues for 2024 have gone up to $15 for the year to help cover rising club expenses.

The theme for Thursday, Nov. 30, is titled “Did your ancestors ride the rails or travel by river?” 

The Genealogy Library is open Monday-Thursday from 1-4 p.m., closed Friday, and open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. People who are willing to help out with library hours or substitute should contact Lisa Brass, library volunteer coordinator, at 714 390-4213 or lisnhow@gmail.com.

Fold3 in the Genealogy Library is one of the benefits people get with their Genealogy Club membership, along with Newspaper.com and Ancestry.com. Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. 

The records at Fold3 help people discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, people can combine records found on the site with their own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

People who plan to buy a new computer or office furniture are urged to consider donating their used and in good condition equipment and supplies to the Genealogy Club.


South Coast Orchid Society

The South Coast Orchid Society will present a program by Michelle Dobard-Anderson entitled “Dockrillia Dendrobiums” on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St. in Long Beach. Donbard’s interest in orchids started in 2000 as a result of a chance encounter while she was buying supplies for her koi fish. 

Since then, her interest has grown, and she is now an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society (AOS). She is also a Trustee of the AOS, chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Education Committee. Dockrillia orchids are odd, succulent plants, some with leaves that look like little pickles. They are native to parts of Australia, where they are very popular as garden curiosities. They are harder to find in the U.S., but they can grow outdoors in Long Beach. They produce clouds of starry white flowers. 

Orchids grown by members and visitors will be on display. The event is free and open to the public.


LW Poetry

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

For all I’ve been given, I give thanks

I have stood in the middle of the source of the mighty Mississippi when yet a child

I have seen Mt. Everest covered with snow

I have watched the sun set over the palm trees of California.

And I give thanks to all that be

I have seen the laborers of Nepal

I have ridden on the backs of elephants into the mighty jungle

I have traveled the rapids of the rivers of Nepal

And I give thanks for all I’ve done and seen

I have been to the top of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

I have settled on the floor of the Taj Mahal

I have stood on the great blue glaciers of Alaska

And I give thanks once again to a power higher than I have ever known

I have seen more in my lifetime than I ever thought possible

I am at peace with who I am

I have come from the depths of despair

As I lost a son

And I give thanks to all those who were my saviors.

For the earth, the universe, the galaxy

I give thanks.

For a life filled with joy and gratitude

I give thanks.

I have given birth twice and adopted once

I have seen my sons grow in body and spirit

I have been with my grandchildren more than I could ever have dreamed of

And I give thanks for the life I have been given

I have been challenged and have suffered

I have learned and grown

I have experienced life and death of people close to me

And I give thanks for those who helped me through

I have witnessed a holy cremation on the banks of a holy river

I have been to the Masai Mara of Kenya

And I once again give thanks for all I have seen

I am in awe of our earth and Mother Nature

And treasure our soil, water, and light

I wonder at the universe, and I am grateful to powers I do not understand

As I feel the interconnected web of my faith

Thank you for the privilege of life in a world of wonder

And help me treasure it and protect it all the rest of my years

For without nature, caring people, and the ability to fight for what is right,

Life would have no meaning and it does for me.


—Bonnie Coomes, Mutual 10



Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services with Rabbi Eric Dangott via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead the hybrid service on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday’s Torah reading will be Vayetzei from the book of Genesis. Vayetzei (He Went Out) opens as Jacob dreams about angels going up and down a ladder, and then continues on his journey toward the home of his uncle Laban. During years of indentured servitude, Jacob marries Laban’s daughters Leah and Rachel, bearing children with them and with their maidservants, Bilhah and Zilpah. 

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

Congregation Sholom has been serving 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. 


LW Baptist

The Christmas season is a celebration of peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. LW Baptist’s worship service on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 reflects the angel’s message of peace on earth goodwill toward mankind throughout the six weeks of Advent and Christmas. 

Jesus himself promised in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” His presence and power in believers’ lives makes his peace a reality in every way and at all times. 

To receive more information about church activities, call 562-889-8888.


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Dec. 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. with Venerable Kusala, who presents Buddhism in a simple way. In his lessons, he teaches people how to suffer less and become happier.

For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Community Church

All LW residents are invited to Community Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 1-2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will include hand-crafted items, home-baked goods, cards, Grandma’s Attic and a “bowl and a roll” lunch in a fun and festive environment. 

Community Church is halfway through Advent and its focus on preparing for the birth of Jesus. 

The Gospel of Mark speaks of a time after great suffering when the sun will be darkened and there will be a lunar eclipse.  What then does it mean for believers to live with “heaven in God’s hands” today? Pastor Johan Dodge and Community Church will wrestle with this and other questions Sunday, Nov. 26, beginning at 9:50 a.m. 

Those who want to belong to something that is life-giving, creative and empowering are invited to join Community Church’s Sunday service. All are welcome at Community Church. 

Each Sunday worship service is followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshment. People are invited to come early for a cup of coffee in the narthex. Community Church is located inside Leisure World near the St. Andrew’s Gate at 14000 Church Place. 

People may also join the service via livestream on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. People should contact the church office for the Zoom link. 

As always, those who are in need without another way to address it may call the church office to leave a message at 562-431-2503


Assembly of God

The holidays have officially begun with the celebration of Thanksgiving. This week Assembly of God will turn its attention to a prelude to Christmas, as Pastor Chuck Franco asks the question “Was He Only a Carpenter?” 

It is easy to become so swept up in the busyness leading up to Christmas that the peace and joy Jesus brought to Earth is eclipsed by exhaustion and worry. Assembly of God encourages LWers to take a moment to focus on what matters. 

The Hymn Sing is this Sunday, Nov. 26, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m. Cap off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by joining friends to sing favorite hymns, hear a brief devotional and have rich fellowship.

The Bible study group is on the fourth lesson of the devotional “Faith in Hostile Times,” by Berni Dymet. This week’s message is titled “Speaking the Truth in Love.” How something is said is just as important as what is said. Students are gaining confidence and insight into the power believers possess that cannot be overcome by man-made restrictions or contemporary cultural whims. It is a Christian’s obligation to be responsible and in line with God’s guidelines when proclaiming and living out their faith.

Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, or on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page. Contact the church office at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


First Christian Church

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

In Genesis 22, God tested Abraham by instructing him to offer up his only son Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham in complete obedience, trust, and faith in God did not waver, he made the preparations, made the journey as instructed, built the altar and laid his son upon the altar. The angel of the Lord called from heaven and interceded, stopping Abraham.

 Because he did these things God called from heaven a second time and affirms his promise to him. In Galatians 3:16 the apostle Paul affirms this when he wrote, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.” Here the apostle Paul quotes Genesis 12:3, the original promise. All nations, including the Gentile nations have been blessed by the promised seed of Abraham, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Weekend Services

Sunday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. Ray will also will be singing a solo for this week’s special music.

Saturday services,from 9:30-10:45 a.m. , include 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 Bruce 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.  

All are welcome to join any of the Bible studies.

Scripture of the Week

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name for the Lord is good; his loving kindness is everlasting and his faithfulness to all generations,” Psalm 100:4-5. 


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information or to receive prayer, call 562-431-8810.

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet Monday, Nov. 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.


Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church

The Sunday service of the Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church is held at 1 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.


Holy Family Catholic Church

Last Sunday, Nov. 12, the children from Saint Anne Catholic School in Santa Ana came to visit Holy Family Catholic Church as part of a program called “Uniting Hearts, Building Futures.” Saint Anne’s is a community where the next generation is falling in love with their faith and more importantly with Jesus Christ and His values. Principal Sister Teresa Lynch directed the children who sang and played musical instruments as part of their mariachi band during the Nov. 19 Mass. Father James Hartnett and Holy Family pastor Father Joseph Son Nguyen posed for a picture with the children.


Faith Christian Assembly

Sometimes it can be easy to lose hope in a world full negative headlines. But God, the very source of hope, has a promise of hope for believers who trust in him.

Romans 15:13 says, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” 

Residents are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly for service on Sunday, Nov. 26, to celebrate the God of hope. People can expect a warm and welcoming crowd, the singing of hymns, and an inspiring Biblical message. 

Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer begins at 5. Residents are welcome to join the Bible study groups on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.

To receive a copy of the free monthly newsletter or more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday-Friday by calling at 562-598-9010 or emailing at contact@fcachurch.net. 

People can also visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net to learn more.




Neighborhood Leisure-World resident available with/seamstress/alteration-service Experience. Please call Long  661-904-6151.


Sentimental 53-year old silver-colored bracelet lost somewhere in Leisure Word. If found, please call 909-545-5037


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

Serving LW since 1999.  SB Business License 699080.  Exp 1/03/2024



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 2/14/2024


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/24/2024


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 1/31/2024


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


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 1/10/2024


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

Exp 1/24/2024


SKYLIGHTS CLEAN AND REPAIR  Licensed and insured  Dan (562) 841-3787 SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 12/27


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

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

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


EXPERIENCED Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 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+ Leisure-World Experience. Licensed/Reliable/Honest-Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References-available/Fluent-English. Ann/714-624-1911 and Heide/562-277-3650.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/06/2024



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


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


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


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. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 11/29


GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS. (Windows 10% off FIRST cleaning). General-housecleaning. Excellent referrals in Leisure-World. (562)-307-3861. 25/years-experience. SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 1/03/2024


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  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. 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  License14206409. Exp 12/13


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

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



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 12/20


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

Golf cart tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 1/17/24


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 12/20


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

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 2/14/2024



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach 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.  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. Call/562-243-7229


Guitar/Camera/Books/Coin/Miscellaneous-Items for Sale. By-Appointment-ONLY. Call 562-594-3975 BETWEEN (9:00am-2:30pm) to schedule a time-and-day. Exp 12/06


43-inch/Sony-TV, excellent-color and Magnavox/DVD-Player. Both in good working-condition and both for/$60! Call/562-896-6500.


Expanded 2-Bed 2-Bath Corner Unit near parking in Mutual-2  $449,900.  Please call/text Jeff at (562) 477-4500 for a private showing.  DRE#01067346

LEISURE WORLD carport and storage wanted

Looking for Carport-Space to rent (and IF Available); Carport-Storage in Mutual-12. Call/562-716-1547. Exp 12/06