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Lisa A. Dickson 1 is grateful to Pat Burns for giving the Mutual 1 resident her book “Grandparenting Guide for the Rock-N-Roll Generation.” Mrs. Dickson thinks she’s a great author and was impressive recently as a guest speaker at the LW library.




Letters to the Editor



Commander Bud Sudbeck thanks all who attended the Veterans Day program on Monday. The morning program, attended by about 400 people, was a great success.

Thanks also to everyone who helped, including Vern Jackson, the Leisure World Orchestra and LW Chorale Trio. Clarence Fuqua did an exceptional job with the sound system and Comdr. Andy Grey delivered a great talk.

The post is also grateful to the ladies of Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 for supporting of all our activities.

Thanks to Comdr.. Mattis for accompanying speaker Comdr.. Grey to LW.

Bud Sudbeck, Mutual 14

Commander, American Legion Post 326


I have had two physical problems, balance and a possible need for hip surgery. After x-rays, my doctor scheduled me for surgery on Nov. 12, preceded by physical therapy.

I went to our Health Care Center for four sessions of personalized exercises for both problems and learned what a fantastic and organized physical therapy room we have.

Praise the Lord, my balance is no longer a problem and I was able to cancel the surgery.

I challenge any of you with a balance problem or who may need knee or hip surgery to have your doctor give you an order for physical therapy.

Bernie Cashman

Mutual 2


The Halloween party at St. Mary Medical Centers in Long Beach on Halloween was fabulous. The spooky costumes and decoration enhanced the spirit.

Everyone had a ball enjoying the fun and various games. My favorite was name the vocalist. Prizes were awarded accordingly.

Nutritious refreshments were served. Socializing was manifested throughout. The costumes contest was hilarious. What a cheerful way for enthusiasts to celebrate the spooky occasion .

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1



Outside the Wall


by Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus/ OC Ombudsman

The Older American Act (OAA) revised reauthorization Bill S1562 was approved Oct. 30 by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee (HELP).

S1562, the new bipartisan legislation was introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders, (D-VT) Tom Harkin (D-Iowa.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) who hold leadership positions on the HELP Committee.

This revised version, more modest in scope than previous attempts, represents a truly bipartisan effort to update and modernize the OAA. S1562 now has the support of more than 50 national organizations.

The bill includes improved protections for vulnerable elders, support for family caregivers, and promotes the delivery of residence-base services.



Historical Society


The Leisure World Historical Society will meet at 9:15 a.m., Nov. 27 in Clubhouse 1. SAll shareholders are invited to attend the group’s last meeting of the year and play a role in preserving the history of Leisure World.

Refreshments will be served, followed by the meeting.

The slate of officers for 2014 will be elected, including Carole Damoci, president; Richard Erickson, vice president; Joan Shramek, secretary/treasurer.

Guest speaker Denis Craig, GRF representative from Mutual 11, will discuss the renewal of the Trust.

It will be a good opportunity to ask questions and become informed on why the “Vote YES” signs around LW are so important.

The $5 membership renewals or new memberships can be paid at the meeting or by sending a check to “The Leisure World Historical Society” c/o Joan Shramek, 13350 St. Andrews Dr., No. 68-K, Seal Beach, CA 9-740.


Theosophical Society


The human chakra system is the topic of a lecture by Gopi Ali of the Urban Monastery at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at Farmers and Merchants Bank Community Room,

12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach,

The lecture is given as a community service by the Long Beach Theosophical Society without charge or obligation.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call the Society at 430-3957.