Exercise Classes


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.


Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, Room A, 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.

For more information, call Glady Horbay at 308-7221.

– Glady Horbay

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.

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, 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Clubhouse 6, upstairs.

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


Movement for Health-Medical Qigong Club

The club is now meeting permanently in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 8 a.m. led 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. Non-impact movements can be performed in a standing or seated position.

For more information, call 760-4545.

—Catherine Milliot

Pilates Club

Improve balance, strength, and coordination with these no-impact, fun classes for men and women Thursdays in Clubhouse 6: a chair class at 5:30 p.m. for beginners and mat class at 6:45 for people experienced in pilates or yoga.

Classes, $7 each, are taught by certified pilates instructors.

For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214.

Low Impact Aerobic Classes

Classes taught by Sarah Grusmark are held Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. The classes, designed for all fitness levels, will improve flexibility, strength and endurance.

For more information, call Cheryl Zimmer, 430-9379.

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.

– Dorothy Anderson

Zumba Club

Zumba classes, $3 each, are available seven days a week. Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Instructor is Stef Sullivan. Other classes: Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.

All classes are in Clubhouse 6 except Thursdays, when they are in Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Mary Romero at 810-4266.

– Mary Romero

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.

Walking Group

The group meets at 4 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

Tai chi and Qigong

Classes are held Mondays in Clubhouse 4, Room 3, right side.

At 9 a.m., instructional begins in tai chi, which helps with balance and has been taught in Leisure World since 1997. Qigong, a general health exercise, starts at about 9:45, followed by an explanation of the moves until 10:30.

For more information, call Jerry Cohen, instructor, at 596-7528.

– Jerry Cohen

Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, Leisure World’s walking and running club, meets every Monday at 8 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 430-5777.

– Tom Pontac

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. 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 Linda Klein at (562) 430-1073, ext. 526. Bingo is played Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday, Dec. 16: Vegetable pasta soup, tuna sandwich on a bun, cilantro slaw, ranger cookie, diet cookie.

Dec. 17: Beef stew, Brussels sprouts, cornbread muffin and margarine, five-way salad mix with ranch dressing, pineapple chunks.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Homemade vegetable soup with crackers, spinach mushroom quiche, four-way salad mix with vinaigrette dressing, fresh fruit.

Thursday, Dec. 19: Barbecue rib sandwich, black beans,country-mixed vegetables, french roll, seasonal melon.

Friday, Dec. 20: Stuffed chicken breast, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, Parker House roll.

Health Presentation

Dr. William Parker will make a presentation titled “How to Communicate with a Severely Hearing Impaired Spouse or Significant Other” at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Health Care Center conference room.

Dr. Parker will demonstrate techniques to used when one partner is severely hard of hearing.

They are designed to save time, increase communication and decrease stress. 

Both parties of the couple must come, and this class is limited to six couples.  

Shareholders should call 795-6204 and specify which class they want to attend, then leave name and phone number. 

Lunch with Dr. Haider

Shareholders are invited to have lunch with Dr. Rudolph Haider, medical director at the Health Care Center, from noon-1 p.m., Dec.18, at the Health Care Center conference room.

Reservations can be made by calling HH Lecture hotline at 795-6204 and state that you plan to attend the lunch.

Wa-Rite Club

Margaret Humes and Carol Chambers were the auctioneers at the Wa-Rite Club’s annual auction Dec. 6 in Clubhouse 3. Members used “funny money” clutched in their hands awaiting the bidding to begin. It went to members for pounds lost, attendance, programs presented, etc.

Members donated clothing, jewelry, cookware and other items. Most went home smiling about the bargains they “bought.”

Darleen Gardner, weight recorder, reported 77 pounds lost by members in November. Mary Pompi lost three pounds and was top loser of the week. Beverly Beveridge was queen of the month with an 8-1/2 pound loss.

Patricia Cordray and Carol Odee each lost significant weight for the month.

The meeting tomorrow, Friday, will feature a holiday breakfast at a local restaurant. Members should report to Clubhouse 3 for the weigh-in first. All reservations will be honored.

President Judy Chambers announced that the club will meet Dec. 20 and 27. At the meetings, members are helped to make good choices that reflect portion while enjoying the rich food at holiday parties this month.

Wa-Rite is a club for women who want to learn how to eat healthy and shed excessive body fat. Meetings are held Fridays at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Annual dues are $10 with penalties added for weight gains.

New members are advised to arrive by 8:30 for a brief orientation by Kathy Moran. Some may want to visit once or twice before joining.

The club is not always able to help some women, but is surprisingly successful for others who are strongly motivated and ready to make changes.

– Betty Scharf

Emergency Meals


Leisure World Emergency Meals is in need of volunteers.

Help is needed once or twice a month to deliver hot meals to shareholders.

The food is prepared at Los Alamitos Hospital and delivered to Leisure World Monday-Friday from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

To help, call 430-9056.