HEALTH AUGUST 28, 2014 HCC Administrator Terri Furlow, MS, RN, will discuss Alzheimer’s disease from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Health Care Center conference room.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias occur in 50 percent of people over the age of 85. Furlow will discuss the disease process and make recommendations on how families and patients can manage the disease.
Furlow, HCC administrator since 2007, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of San Francisco. She has a masters’ degree in health care administration from the University of La Verne.
Furlow was the chief nursing officer and executive director at John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer’s Disease.
To make reservations, call the HCC hotline at 795-6204.
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, $7.50 per day, $37.50 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, Sept. 1: Closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 2: Meatloaf with rosemary gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, green peas and carrots, mixed green salad, peaches, ham and cheese sandwich, cole slaw.
Wednesday, Sept. 3: Baked tilapia with lemon dill sauce, herb cous cous, carrots, cinnamon chocolate pudding, chicken tortilla soup and crackers.
Thursday, Sept. 4: Vegetable creole with black eyed peas, wild and brown rice medley, steamed fresh broccoli, mixed garden salad, pineapple tidbits, egg salad sandwich, cous cous salad.
Friday, Sept. 5: Grilled chicken with roasted red pepper sauce, red bliss potatoes, steamed fresh broccoli, fresh orange, chefs salad with ham, egg, cheese, tomato and ranch dressing, crackers.
The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will resume meetings at 2 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Jorge Marquez from Marquez Products For Independant Living will give the program.
Marquez began working in this field in 1986 while attending a high school at the Braille Institute. He will bring products to demonstrate. The store carries merchandise to help make life easier for people with impaired vision and blindness.
Refreshments will be served, and a 50/50 drawing will be held. To request transportation, call Security, 594-4754, to make an appointment with the Access, LW’s handicapped bus.
WA RITE CLUB
One of Wa-Rite’s prized goals is for people to achieve their goal weights. Loraine James is the newest “Bachelor of Weight Loss.” James will not have to pay penalty points for weight gains as long as her weight does not go over or under three pounds of goal.
To mark this achievement, she will get a large “happy face” on her name tag. She will be honored yearly as long as she remains within these parameters. James is now one of Wa-Rite’s 14 members with a weight loss “degree.”
She has been an assistant to the weight-recorder this year. Often accepting a volunteer position can be beneficial to helping members maintain successful behaviors and regularly attend.
Bernice Idsinga and Carolyn Bennett, each with a three-pound loss, shared “top loser” honors.
Maggie McGee presented a program about using the hands to relieve pain.
Wa-Rite meets at 9 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Visitors are welcome two attend two meetings before joining. Call Judy Chambers at 212-9016 for more information.
24 HOUR NURSE LINE
One of the best-kept secrets in town is the Health Care Center’s 24-hour nurse program.
A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide Leisure World residents with free telephone information on health care questions.
She can answer LWers’ questions about blood pressure readings, blood sugar checks, medications, wound care and many other issues about physical or mental health. The nurse can also contact shareholders’ physicians if necessary.
The number to call is 795-6216.
For $40, the nurse will also make a home visit to do an assessment or ordered treatment.
The community service is provided for all residents whether they use the services of the HCC’s primary care physicians or not.
Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Viniyoga Therapy with Mat
Classes are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, in Clubhouse 6, Room A. All shareholders are welcome. Travis Ott-Conn is the Wednesday instructor. The Friday instructor is Matthew Spencer. For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
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.
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.
Upper Body Strength Class
One-hour classes are offered at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in Clubhouse 6.
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 Drive. 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, Sept. 1: Both facilities closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 2: Hot dog on wheat bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli slaw, watermelon.
Wednesday, Sept. 3: Swedish meatballs with wide egg noodles, broccoli and carrots, regular and diet tapioca pudding.
Thursday, Sept. 4: Breaded fish sandwich on wheat bun, coleslaw.
Friday, Sept. 5: Broccoli soup with crackers, green chili and spinach quiche, redskin potatoes, wheat roll, melon.