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PAGE 1 Nov. 7, 2013 Partyline VETERANS DAY SERVICE: The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. in the East Wing of Liberty Theater, Building 6, on base. Congressman Steven T. Kuykendall, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999-2001, will speak. He was commissioned a Marine Corps second lieutenant in 1968 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He is now volunteer president and CEO of Fisher House Southern California, which seeks to build a facility to provide free and close housing to families of veterans receiving care at the Long Beach campus of the VA Medical Center. The ecumenical service is sponsored by the Protestant and Catholic congregations on the base. For information, call 430-8438. THANKSGIVING FOR VETS: A free Thanksgiving Day dinner to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice will be held Nov. 28 in Clubhouse 4 from noon-2 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace and Military Families Speak Out. The event will feature live entertainment and special gifts for veterans. Reservations are required by calling Ron Kravitz, dinner chairman, 795-1800; volunteers must register in advance by calling Judy Kravitz at the same number. Donations are welcome; proceeds will be used to benefit homeless vets through Veterans First, which operates nine shelters in Orange County. LEISURE LEGGERS: Lynn R. Heath of Mutual 8 writes: I’m back from walking 400 miles on the Camino de Santiago and want to invite people to join the Leisure Leggers for mile-long walks around the community. Lwers can walk at whatever speed they are comfortable with. The club meets Mondays at 8 a.m. in front of Clubhouse 6. For information, call me at 296-5588 or Tom Pontac at 430-5777. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY American Legion Post 327 will host the annual Veterans Day program in Clubhouse 2 on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. The Leisure World Orchestra will start the morning with patriotic songs. They will be accompanied by a singing trio comprised of Anita Ragole, Carmen Edwards and Donna Burr. After posting the colors, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Andy Grey will speak. He will be accompanied by Cmdr. Mike Mattis. Cmdr. Grey is the commanding officer of the Navy Reserve Undersea Warfare Unit in Alameda. He is also a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Cmdr. Mattis is the commanding officer at the Navy Reserve USW Operations, Detachment P. There will be a table in the lobby for veterans interested in learning more about the American Legion in Leisure World. After the program, everyone is welcome to meet for lunch at Marie Callendars Grill, 12489 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. —Lee Esslinger, first vice commander Obamacare and Medicare are topics The Senior Medicare Patrol, in partnership with the Golden Rain Foundation, will present a talk about Medicare and the Affordable Care Act by Julie R. Schoen. She is legal council for the Health Insurance Council and Advocacy Program (HICAP), Council on Aging-Orange County. She will speak from 1-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Clubhouse 4. Topics include what’s new for Medicare 2014; the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance marketplace Covered California; and the Older Americans Act, which needs congressional reauthorization of funding. Ms. Schoen directs the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST). She is also the special projects director for California Health Advocates, directing the California component of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). —Ron Krazvitz GRF director, Mutual 15 GAF PHOTO PICK UP Photos taken at the Oct.19 Golden Age Foundation Banquet are ready for distribution. Pick up photos today, Nov. 7, at the Clubhouse 6 hospitality area between 9:30-11 a.m. GAF photographer Gui Baker will be there to help residents. FREE SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE TO BE DELIVERED The 2014 Council on Aging-Orange County Senior Guide, Answers, will be delivered to Leisure World residents starting Thursday, Nov. 14. The delivery is expected to take a couple of days. The Council on Aging-Orange County, has a 40-year history of being a trusted source of unbiased information and programs. For the first time, the Council on Aging-Orange County, and the Golden Rain Foundation are providing the free Senior Guide to every unit in Leisure World. The Senior Guide is a valuable resource for shareholders and their families. It offers education and resources for health care, caregiving, housing, financial/legal, insurance and community/recreation. The Council on Aging-Orange County also provides one-to-one Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy (HICAP) at the Leisure World Health Care Center. —Ron Kravitz, GRF director, Mutual 15 Tiffany Munholland, MSW social services/legal liaison VOTE YES ON TRUST EXTENSION See page 3 of today’s issue for extensive coverage of the Trust Extension Vote, including an explanation of the issue; why the Trust needs to be extended; why Leisure World residents should vote; how to cast ballots; and who to speak to in the Golden Rain Foundation Administration Office for more information on the issue. The page also includes information about the Leisure World website, which includes information on how traveling residents can receive the ballot, a copy of the proposed amendment to the GRF Trust, and a language translation tool. GRF OFFICES CLOSED NOV 11 In observance of Veterans Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Gates and Patrol will be closed Monday, Nov. 11. The Leisure World Maintenance Dept. will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached by calling 594-4754.