GOVERNMENT JUNE 26, 2014 MUTUAL MEETING SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts; Thursday, June 26, Administration
•Mutual 12, special
9 a.m., Friday, June 27, Physical Property
•Mutual 6, annual meeting
10 a.m., Friday, June 27, Clubhouse 4
•Mutual 3, special
11 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, Physical Property
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, Administration
9 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, July 9, Administration
9 a.m., Thursday, July 10, Administration
9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Friday, July 11, Administration
1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, Administration
9 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, Administration
1 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, Administration
9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, Administration
1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
9:30 a.m., Monday, July 21, Administration
1 p.m., Monday, July 21, Administration
9 a.m., open forum; 9:15 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, July 23, Administration
9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meetings starts; Thursday, July 24, Administration
•Mutual 12, special
9 a.m., Friday, July 25, Physical Property
9:30 a.m., Friday, July 25, Administration
1:30 p.m., Monday, July 28, Administration
•Mutual 3, special
11 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, Physical Property
Mutual 9 meeting is cancelled.
DONATE CASKET FLAGS
Leisure World residents are invited to donate large, casket-sized flags to be flown throughout Leisure World.
Residents have donated most of the flags now flying in LW as a way of honoring loved ones.
To donate flags, bring them with a name and telephone number to the Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Office in Building C. Donors will be notified by mail about when and where their flags will be flown.
GRF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes residents to its open committee meetings. All meetings are held in the Administration conference room unless otherwise noted. The following is the schedule through July:
1 p.m., Wednesday, July 2
•Information Technology Services Committee
10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 8
•Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 9
1 p.m., Thursday, July 10
•Physical Property Committee
1 p.m., Friday, July 11
1 p.m., Monday, July 14
10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15
BATHROOM UPGRADES AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-QUALIFIED RESIDENTS
Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower could be eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The City of Seal Beach has secured $180,000 in federal money to continue a bathroom accessibility program specifically targeted for income-qualified residents. The program has improved the bathrooms of more than 760 residents.Applications are currently being accepted, and funds are limited. Phase 1 applications are due July 29; Phase 2, by Oct. 7.
The City of Seal Beach will conduct an application workshop Thursday, July 17, in Clubhouse 4, Section A, from 2-5:30 p.m. To expedite the application process, bring your latest IRS tax return (if applicable), most recent bank statements and investment statements. The workshop is not mandatory. People may file applications by mail. The address is on the application.
Over the past eight years, the City of Seal Beach has applied and received federal grant funds through the County of Orange and from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funds are used to cut the wall of the existing tubs to a few inches. The tubs are refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed.
The process converts the tub/shower combination into a shower only and eliminates the need for seniors to lift one leg up and over the tub wall, which is especially precarious when standing barefoot on a wet surface. In addition, the grant funds can also be used to replace an existing toilet with a high-boy toilet; further assisting seniors.
To qualify, applicants must meet certain income guidelines. All applicants must be over 55 years of age and have a gross household income less than or equal to the Orange County levels as follows: One person, $50,600; maximum gross annual household income; two people, $ 57,800; and three people, $ 65,050.
In addition to the income requirements, a licensed medical doctor must complete the Doctor’s Analysis Form (included in the application) that rates the physical condition of the applicant with respect to mobility problems, pain with movement or trouble with balance. This rating allows the program prioritize the most needy applicants until the $180,000 funds are spent.
The bathroom improvement process is coordinated by CivicStone, a company hired by the City of Seal Beach to review all applications and manage the construction improvements with the approved contractors. Once approved for the program and scheduled for work, the improvements usually take less than a week to complete.
The 2014-2015 program begins July 1. For more information and to start the application process, contact CivicStone at (909) 364-9000.
RECAP OF GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION BOARD
ACTIVITY OF JUNE 2014
At its meeting on Tuesday, June 3, the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors met to start the counting process of the ballots for the GRF Directors running in the even-numbered Mutuals. Accurate Voting Services conducted the election and ballot counting.
At the Annual Meeting of the Members held on June 10, the GRF President and chairpersons gave reports covering board activity in the last term.
At its meeting Tuesday, June 10, the Board met for the purpose of organization.
At its meeting Tuesday, June 24, the GRF Board of Directors:
•Removed from the agenda the ratification of proposed committee assignments for the 2014/2015 term; the item will be addressed at the next regular board meeting.
•Ratified the President’s appointment of Tim Bolton, Lou Krieger, Mario Michaelides and Mary Wood to the LAMC Medical Advisory Board for the 2014/2015 term.
The minutes of the June Board meetings, including Committee Chair and staff reports, will be published in the Golden Rain News upon approval at the next board meeting.
CARPORT CLEANING SCHEDULE
The following is the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2014:
Independence Day, July 4
•Mutual 2, Carports 27-29, 36-38, will be cleaned Monday, June 30, instead of Friday, July 4.
•Mutual 3, Carports 43-44, will be cleaned Monday, June 30, instead of Friday, July 4.
Labor Day, Sept. 1
•Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 1.
•Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 1.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11
•Mutual 3, Carports 45-50, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 31, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 11.
•Mutual 4, Carports 51-53, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 31, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27
•Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
•Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
•Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25
•Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 29, instead of Thursday, Dec. 25.
The Democratic Club will host a showing of “Koch Brothers Exposed,” a documentary on the ways the Koch Brothers use their money to affect elections, at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, in Clubhouse 2. All residents of LW are invited to attend this revealing documentary about “big money” and the U.S. democracy.
All Leisure World member/shareholder/owners are invited to attend the Presidents’ Council meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 3, in Clubhouse 4.
Actual participation will be limited to the presidents and director guests (one per Mutual). Suggestions for topics for discussion may be submitted to mutual president for consideration.
MINI BUS ORIENTATION
The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct an informational and instructional meeting on using the Minibus service from 10-11 a.m., on July 10, at Clubhouse 3, Room 3. This is a change in the normal schedule. The July 10 session will not be repeated in the evening as usual. Bus service orientations are normally held on the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
These informational sessions are for new and current shareholders who would like to learn about the minibus system routes and timetables. The orientation also provides information on the Golden Rain Access Bus service, which provides transportation by appointment for handicapped people, and other bus and transportation services available inside the community.
For more information, call 431-6586, ext. 372.