Health Care Center Lectures


The next Medicare program will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Health Care Center conference room. It will be presented by the staff of South Bay Health Insurance Services.

Titled “Wellness and Diabetes,” the lecture will include information on how to make the most of Medicare and improve personal wellness and control diabetes.


On Aug. 28, Terri Furlow, MS, RN, HCC administrator will discuss Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias occur in 50 percent of people over the age of 85.

Ms. Furlow will discuss the disease process, and make recommendations on what should happen to themselves or family members who become affected.

To make reservations for any of the presentations, call the H


Wa-Rite Club


by Betty Scharf

LW contributor

The Wa-Rite Club ’s monthly business meeting Aug. 1 explored an important part of who members are.

They gave an accountability about weight losses or gains. The gains can be temporary, but month long reports indicate losses over the month.

The group lost 74 pounds for the month. Lynn Kelly reported on her trip to Ireland. She was accompanied by a lady who eats healthy and helped her do the same. Lynn had been friends with an obese friend in the past and was influenced to overeat, so her weight increased.

It has been noted before that friends and families can impact food choices.

Rosie Andrews was crowned queen of the month.

The luau contest ended with announcement of weights. Winners will be announced at the potluck luau Aug.15.

Wa-Rite is a club for Leisure World women with at least 10 pounds to lose.

Visitors can attend two meetings to determine if they need help and support losing weight.

Meetings are held at 9 a.m. Fridays in Clubhouse3, Room 1.

For more information, call Judy Chambers, 430-9966.



Leisure World weekly Health, Exercise Classes


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.

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.

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-Comm is the Wednesday instructor. The Friday instructor is Matthew Spencer.

For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.


Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby; Thursdays at 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.

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 in Clubhouse 6, upstairs.

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

– Barbara Magie

Walking Group

The group meets at 6 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

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

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.

– Cheryl Zimmer

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.

Feeling Good exercises

A standing low-impact aerobics class to music is offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, in Clubhouse 1.

For more information, call 430-9379.

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.

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


Senior Meals


Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations not needed. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. Suggested donation, $3 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for all others.

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, Aug. 11: Meatloaf with burgundy sauce, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, regular and diet vanilla pudding.

Tuesday, Aug. 12: Creamy tomato soup with crackers, macaroni and cheese, carrot and broccoli mix, whole grain bread with margarine, tropical fruit mix.

Wednesday, Aug. 13: Vegetarian pasta soup with crackers, egg salad sandwich on wheat bun, fiesta tomato salad, fresh fruit.

Thursday, Aug. 14: Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, Scandinavian vegetables, whole grain bread, melon.

Friday, Aug. 15: Kung Pao chicken, Hawaiian rice, Oriental-blend vegetables, pineapple cake, diet cake, orange juice.


Long Beach Meals


up, 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 Call 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification.


Monday, Aug. 11: Roasted turkey with rosemary gravy, sour cream, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed green salad, strawberry Jell-o, ham and cheese sandwich, carrot slaw.

Tuesday, Aug. 12: Grilled chicken with chipotle agave glaze, cilantro rice pilaf, vegetable medley, mixed green salad, citrus gelatin, bologna and cheese sandwich, German potato salad.

Wednesday, Aug. 13: Jamaican jerk pork, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, mixed green salad, tropical fruit cup, tuna salad sandwich, lentil and spinach salad.

Thursday, Aug. 14: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, baked penne pasta, petite green peas, cinnamon apple sauce, chicken greek salad with cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, crackers.

Friday, Aug. 15: Cheesey chicken and wild rice casserole, steamed corn, broccoli, mixed green salad, sugar cookie, bologna and and cheese sandwich, herb pasta sal

Health Screernings


provide stroke and osteoporosis screenings by Life Line Screenings Aug. 8 at 3901 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. The event is sponsored by Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Packages start at $149.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287.