Health Care Center Class Terri Furlow, administrator. of the Health Care Center, will present “Home is the Place for Me” at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, in the HCC conference room.
No one wants to be hospitalized, yet one out of six older adults who are hospitalized are re-admitted within 30 days after being sent home.
The class will include information on the reasons some patients are sent home too early and what can be done to prevent the problem.Mrs. Furlow received her BS degree in nursing from University of San Francisco. She also has a Master’s degree in health care administration from the University of La Verne. Before coming to the HCC, she was interim
administrator for three communities of Sunrise Senior Living.
To make reservations, call the HCC hotline at 795-6204.

Palm Portion Eating Plan

In just three sessions, it may be possible for people to change their lifestyle and learn to eat well for lifelong weight control.
Anne Seifert, Ph.D., has retooled her program previously known as the Magic-Hand Eating Plan. For several years, it was to offered to shareholders as a support circle group at LW.
The new online Dr. Anne Palm-Portion Plan will no longer rely on a book as the sole source of information. What’s now required is a computer with online access.
Materials are sent via email, online, at no cost, for those who want to participate and attend a workshop twice a year. Participants will learn well-balanced, food-based portion control and more importantly will be given the blueprint and tools.
An organizational meeting will be held Monday, July 14, in Clubhouse 6 at the Hospitality Center. Dr. Anne will conduct learning sessions on July 21and 28 and Aug. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. The location is to be determined.
The new online plan is based on the previous Magic-Hand Eating Plan developed in 1980 by Dr. Seifert, an epidemiologist, to teach people how to shed pounds in a healthy way.
The first program to incorporate palm-portions for weight control is now widely copied. But it’s still the only one entirely based on that concept. The plan includes exercise and meditation.
The tenets of Magic Hand result from a 1974 study of some life habits of more that 2,000 participants. It concluded that eating well and in moderation, exercising, and stress reduction are the keys to a healthy life.
The online plan is designed to accommodate busy people and is flexible enough to cater to individual preferences and even those on medically restricted diets.
Participants will have the option to form their own support group after the workshop and to continue the principles learned with a self-help format.
The sessions focus on learning how to gauge portions, begin to exercise and making time for meditation. All play key roles in successful weight loss and maintenance.
Those who attend will learn how to eat at restaurants, at parties and how to cope with emotional eating.
All are welcome. For more information, email

Companion Hospice

Enrollment and introduction to becoming a volunteer at Companion Hospice will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Health Care Center. Applicants will receive orientation and training in Downey.
Volunteers are needed for a few hours a week to help patients living in Leisure World.
They can provide companionship and read to patients.
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Rita Riggs at 944-2711 or

Wa-Rite Club

The patriotism and love for the United States was evident during the Independence Day meeting of the Wa-Rite Club.
It was difficult to focus on weight when members like Linda Barisoff wore patriotic American flags. Pamela Smithson added to the fun with festive decorations at her table location.
Darleen Gardner was queen of June with a 8-1/2-pound loss. Linda Barisoff lost 5-1/2 pounds and Lynn Kelley shed four pounds.
The club’s overall loss was 42 pounds.
Members were reminded that one of the club’s goals is to not remind others of unhealthy foods.
Confessions that include details are too much information and can lead others to cheat. The purpose of the meetings are to motivate and support members.
With half the year gone, members were asked if they have everything possible to be healthier in the second six months of 2014.
The club invites all ladies of Leisure World to become members if they have an unhealthy eating problem.
The club meets at 9 a.m., Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Weigh-ins start at approximately 7:30 a.m. New members should arrive by 8:30.
Fore more information, call Judy Chambers, 430-9966.
– Betty Scharf

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 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to register and find a seat. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. 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 played Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday, July 14: Barbecue pork McRib sandwich, coleslaw, bean and tomato salad, bun, fruit.
Tuesday, July 15: Carrot soup with crackers, stuffed salmon boats with newburg sauce, rice pilaf, canned fruit for salad, orange juice.
Wednesday, July 16: Spaghetti and meat sauce, spinach, dinner roll and margarine, melon.
Thursday, July 17: Summer soup with crackers, chicken caesar salad, chicken strips, romaine, lettuce, parmesan cheese, mini muffin, cookie, diet cookie.
Friday, July 18: Sloppy Joe’s on wheat bun, potato wedges, three-way salad, ambrosia.

Health, Exercise Casses

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
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
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
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.
Viniyoga Therapy with Mat
Classes are available from from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, in Clubhouse 6, Room A.
All shareholders are welcome.
Travis Ott-Conn is the new instructor Wednesdays.
The Friday instructor is Matthew Spencer.
For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
– Patti Endly
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.

Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby; 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
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 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Clubhouse 6, upstairs.
For more information, call Barbara Magie, 596-4690.
Sign Language Group
Classes are held at 9 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Hearing, hard-of-hearing and non-hearing residents are invited.
Leah Perrotti