Senior Exercise Classes


Movement for Health-Medical Qigong Club

Beginning today, Thursday, classes will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 9-10 a.m. except the fourth Thursday when the class will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also at the same time.

Classes are taught by qigong practitioner Dave Heilig.

It’s a no-impact class with a focus on joint health, stress relief, pain reduction and wellness breathing techniques.

Non-impact movements can be performed in a standing or seated position.

For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.

– Catherine Millot

Parkinson’s Support Group

The group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Speaker John Ball, an author with Parkinson’s will discuss managing the aspects of PD that people can control and improve their quality of life.”

Everyone is welcome to share his/her experience with PD. For more information, call Mary Ferrell at 430-8181.

– Mary Ferrell

Zumba Club

Zumba classes, $3 each, are available seven days a week. Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Instructor is Stef Sullivan. Other classes: Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.

All classes are in Clubhouse 6 except Thursdays, when they are in Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Mary Romero at 810-4266.

– Mary Romero

Tai chi and Qigong

Classes are held Mondays in Clubhouse 4, Room 3, right side.

At 9 a.m., instructional begins in tai chi, which helps with balance and has been taught in Leisure World since 1997.

Qigong, a general health exercise, starts at about 9:45, followed by an explanation of the moves until 10:30.

For more information, call Jerry Cohen, instructor, at 596-7528.

– Jerry Cohen

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Chih

Stick exercises, qigong and tai chi chih classes meet Tuesdays from 9:15-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call Joann Mullens, 596-3936.

Walking Group

The group meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in front of the Amphitheater for a one-hour walk.

The activity is not strenuous, but residents should check with their doctors if they have been recently ill.

Bad weather will cancel the walk.

For more information, call 799-3841.

– Flo Dartt

Upper Body Strength Class

One-hour classes are offered at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in Clubhouse 6. The fee is $4 per class, payable at the start of the month, or $5 a class for those who do not attend regularly.

For more information, call 493-0609.

– Dorothy Anderson

Low Impact Aerobic Classes

Classes taught by Sarah Grusmark are held Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1.

The classes, designed for all fitness levels, will improve flexibility, strength and endurance.

For more information, call Cheryl Zimmer, 430-9379.

Pilates Club

Improve balance, strength, and coordination with these no-impact, fun classes for men and women Thursdays in Clubhouse 6: a chair class at 5:30 p.m. for beginners and mat class at 6:45 for people experienced in pilates or yoga.

Classes, $7 each, are taught by certified pilates instructors.

For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214.

Line Dance

Classes are available for beginners at 10:30 a.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1.

First-time beginners classes are scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 6, upstairs, and beginners to EZ level, 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Clubhouse 6, upstairs.

For more information, call Barbara Magie, 596-4690.

Monday Yoga

Classes are offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.

For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.


Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, Room A, Thursdays, 10 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 and Saturdays, 10 a.m, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The fee is $5 per session.

For more information, call Glady Horbay at 308-7221.

– Glady Horbay

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 6 upstairs.

Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter, thought-sharing, and the slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.

A special meditation for relief, healing and energy ends the class.

or more information, contact Ron Kellet at 493-6719.

Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, Leisure World’s walking and running club, meets every Monday at 8 a.m. in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-to-60-minute walk and to train for local races.

For more information, call Tom Pontac at 430-5777.

– Tom Pontac


Wa-Rite Club


by Betty Scharf

LW contributor


It is difficult to follow close to perfection. Judy Chambers set the goals high and then stepped down and tuned over the gavel to Wa-Rite’s new president, Carol Chambers.

The 2014 board:

Carol Chambers, president; Margaret Humes, vice president; Swana White, second vice president; Pamela Smithson, treasurer; Nancy Pomicter, secretary; Darlene Gardner, weight recorder; Darlene Gardner, and Carol Johnson, assistant weight recorder.

Judy will take on membership duties with Kathy Moran as her assistant. Others are Betty Scharf, publicist; Carol Odee, sunshine; and Mary Ann Custer and Mary Pomp, kitchen clean-up.

Judy Chambers discussed pesticides in our grocery produce departments. She suggested buying organic apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, kale, collard greens and summer squash.

Members were advised to steam their vegetables. It saves vitamins and nutrients and uses no fat. Portion control remains the best way to cut down on calories.

Tomorrow’s program will be sharing and bringing clothes in exchange for wearable ones.

Wa-Rite is a women’s group with a goal of better health with excess weight loss.

Yearly dues are $10.

Meetings are held Fridays, starting at 9 a.m., preceded by weigh-ins at 7:45 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.


Senior Meals


Community SeniorServ (CSS) offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center opens at 9 a.m., Monday-Friday, for coffee. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:30. Arrive by 11 a.m. to register and find a seat. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. Karaoke music is scheduled Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. Suggested donation, $3 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079 between 9-11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Call 439-3699, to schedule free bus pick-up.


The Los Alamitos senior lunch and bread program offers the same menu from 11:15-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday at the Los Alamitos Youth Center, 10909 Oak St. Suggested donation: $3-$5 for seniors, $5 for people 59 or younger. For reservations, call Linda Klein at (562) 430-1073, ext. 526. Bingo is played Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday, Feb. 3: Tomato barley soup, stuffed salmon boats, redskin potatoes, melon.

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Homemade shepherd pie, four-way salad mix with ranch dressing, tomato and onion salad, orange.

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Roasted pork loin with mandarin orange sauce, brown rice, winter blend combo, applesauce, regular and diet lemon pudding, orange juice.

Thursday, Feb. 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, capri blend vegetable, apricots.

Friday. Feb. 7: Meat loaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, whole grain bread, seasonal melon.


Emergency Meals

Leisure World Emergency Meals is in need of volunteers, especially on Fridays, once or twice a month to deliver hot meals to shareholders.

Experience is not needed; volunteers will be trained.

The food is prepared at Los Alamitos Hospital and delivered to Leisure World Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

To help, call 430-9056.