Wa-Rite Club by Betty Scharf LW contributor
At the June 13 meeting of the Wa-Rite Club, Marcella Rinea Wilson told members that people in groups across the land such as Wa-Rite know all about weight loss and gains, diets and diet books, calories and good fat.
Folks like our members with overweight problems have been studied for years. The problem has been analyzed, strategized, stigmatized and maximized. Though some members are idolized, others have been ostracized.
But the problem has never been minimized so members try to stay energized for a goal not rationalized but realized.
Can thinking and lifestyle be changed to do that?
Marcella discussed “Seven Secrets of Slim People,” the book written by Vikki Hansen and Shawn Goodman.
The secrets are:
• Listen to the body, not the mind
• Eat with awareness and without judgment
• Eat only when physically hungry
• Stop eating when satisfied, not overly full
• Eat what you want
• Notice how your body feels after eating
• Don’t bury feelings under food
Lynn Kelly was the club’s top loser of the week (3-1/2 pounds.) She ate vegetable bean soup for two meals.
Swanna White announced that the next contest will start June 27, with that day’s weight.
The club welcomed Alba Powell, Mary McRany, and Pat Choate back from vacation.
Women who live in Leisure World with at least 10 pounds to lose are welcome to join Wa-Rite. They may come at 8:30 a.m. on any Friday to Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
For more information, call Judy Chambers at 430-9966.
Lunch with the Medical Director

Leisure World residents are invited to have lunch with Dr. Rudolf Ha
ider from noon-1 p.m., June 25, at the Health Care Center conference room.
Dr. Haider, medical director at the HCC, will continue his discussion of the conditions of the lower intestinal tract.
A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.
To make a reservation, call the health lecture hotline at 795- 6204, and leave a name and phone number.
– Terri Furlow, Administrator

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Impaired Vision and HearingCclub will meet June 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Members will be called by Treasurer Linda Johnson to confirm their reservations. Those who miss the call can contact her at 493-9898, by Saturday, June 21 to confirm. No one will be admitted without reservations.
A brief business meeting is planned, followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. The menu will include chicken with the trimmings and ice cream for dessert.
It is advisable to arrive by 12:30. A 50/50 cash drawing is planned.
A silent auction will be held at the meeting. Members with items relating to hearing or vision can donate them to be auctioned at the meeting.
Proceeds will benefit the club to help defray the cost of lunches during the year.
For those who need transportation, call Security at 594-4754, 24 hours in advance to request the handicap bus.
– Joan Shramek

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 430-1073, ext. 526. Bingo is played Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday, June 23: Vegetable soup, chicken and swiss sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes on wheat bun, cucumber salad, regular and diet butterscotch pudding.
Tuesday, June 24:
Beef pot roast and gravy, mashed potatoes, whole baby carrots, honeydew melon.
Wednesday, June 25: Fish with mango sauce, scalloped potatoes mixed vegetables, fresh fruit.
Thursday, June 26: Cheese enchiladas with red sauce, four-way salad mix with 1,000 island dressing, pinto beans, cantaloupe.
Friday, June 27: Roast pork with marsala sauce, applesauce, garden salad with ranch dressing, sweet navel orange.

Long Beach Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $6.50 per day, $32.50 per week. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Apply by phone or online. Contact Lisa Valdez at 433-0232 or visit www.mowlb.org. Call 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification.
Monday, June 23: Jamaican jerk pork, mashed sweet potatoes, french cut green beans, mixed green salad, chocolate pudding, chicken salad sandwich, herb bean salad.    
Tuesday, June 24: Grilled chicken with sun dried tomato  sauce, pesto rice, zucchini, caesar salad, lemon Jell-o, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, carrot slaw.
Wednesday, June 25: Beef taco casserole, black beans, roasted corn, spinach salad, tropical fruit cup, ham and cheese sandwich, cous cous salad.
Thursday, June 26: Chicken cacciatore, herb brown rice, mixed vegetables, mixed green salad, oatmeal cookie, tuna salad sandwich, Italian pasta salad.
Friday, June 27: Italian vegetable pesto pasta, white beans,  broccoli, Greek chicken salad with cucumber, tomato and feta cheese and crackers.

Health Care Center

The Health Care Center is in urgent need of new volunteers to work at the information desk to assist patients get to where they need to go and take blood pressures.
Residents with 2-1/2 hours (or more) per week to assist are requested to call 795-6285 and ask for Terri Furlow.

Health, Exercise Activities

Living With Vision Loss

Members will meet tomorrow, Friday, from 10-11:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
People who have problems with failing vision or know of someone else who is, are encourage to attend.
For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 596-1969.
– Sharon Kohn
Movement for Health-Medical Qigong Club

Thursday classes are 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.
For more information, call Catherine Millot at 760-4545.
– Catherine Millot
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.
For more information, contact Ron Kellet at 493-6719.
– Ron Kellet
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.

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.
more information, call Glady Horbay at 308-7221.
– Glady Horbay
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.
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.
Viniyoga Therapy with Mat
A class is available from from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, in Clubhouse 6, Room A.
All shareholders are welcome.
Viniyoga refers to the adaptation and application of yoga techniques to help people facing health challenges manage their conditions.
For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
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.
Pilates Club
Corrective and therapeutic non-impact classes are held Thursdays in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $7 per class.
Taught by certified Pilates instructors, the classes for men and women focus on strengthening core muscles to improve balance, strength and coordination. The chair class for beginners starts at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 by the mat class, which requires Pilates or yoga experience.
For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044 or Linda Neer, 430-3214.
– Susan Hopewell
Zumba Club
Classes $3 each, are offered Mondays at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.; and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Instructor is Stef Sullivan.
All classes are in Clubhouse 6 except Thursdays, when they are in Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Mary Romero at 431-0082.
– Mary Romero
Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, Leisure World’s walking and running club,
meets every Monday at 7:30 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 304-0880.
– Tom Pontac

Skin Cancer Tips

As the summer sun heats up, people will take to the pools and beaches, and spending more time outdoors. But all that sun exposure can be damaging. Not only can it age the skin faster, but it can lead to skin cancer.
In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the country. Each year there are around 2 million people diagnosed with skin cancer. Here are some measures to protect the skin:
• Avoiding being outside during peak times. Try to avoid being outside between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will help to minimize the exposure.
• Use a wide-brimmed hat outside. This will help to protect the face, back of the neck and ears.
• Seek shade whenever possible. If a tree or building can’t be found to provide some shade, consider keeping an umbrella in the vehicle to provide it.
• Use sunscreen outdoors. Be sure to do some research to get one that provides good protection and is not rated high on the list for containing toxins.
– Skin Cancer Foundation