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. Karaoke music is scheduled Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. 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.
Monday, June 2: Carrot soup, stuffed salmon boats with newburg sauce, rice pilaf, fruit for salad, orange juice.
Tuesday, June 3: Sloppy Joe sandwich on wheat bun, potato wedges, three-way salad mix with 1,000 island dressing, ambrosia.
Wednesday, June 4: Summer soup, chicken caesar salad with chicken strips, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons with caesar dressing, cornbread muffin, cookie, diet cookie.
Thursday, June 5: Spaghetti with meat sauce, spinach, dinner roll and margarine watermelon.
Friday, June 6: Bratwurst with sauerkraut, baked chips, Boston baked beans, french roll, pecan pie with whipped topping.

Health Care Center

The Health Care Center is in urgent need of new volunteers to work at the information desk to assist patients get to where they need to go and take blood pressures.
Residents with 2-1/2 hours (or more) per week to assist are requested to call 795-6285 and ask for Terri Furlow.
– Terri Furlow, Administrator

Organ donation presentation

A presentation on organ donations will be made at 1:30 p.m., June 5, at the Health Care Center conference room.
It will be made by Monica Groves, multicultural community development coordinator at OneLegacy, a non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization in Los Angeles.
She will present information about the organ donation process, the Donate Life California registry and how to sign up.
She will also discuss outreach events, such as the Donate Life Run/Walk and the Rose Parade float.
Ms. Groves has a keen understanding of the complex social fabric of African American communities in the region.
Her background includes an M.A. degree in media communications and a diverse background in marketing and public relations.
To make reservations, call the HCC hotline at 795-6204.
– Terri Furlow, Administrator

Senior exercise, health classes

Parkinson’s Support Group
The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., June 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Speaker will be Maria Quici, author and speech therapist.  She will discuss swallowing difficulties experienced by some people with Parkinson’s or stroke.
 There will be no meetings in July or August. The next meeting is Sept. 8. For more information, call Mary Ferrell at 430-8181.
– Mary Ferrell
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
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.
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.
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.
more information, call Glady Horbay at 308-7221.
– Glady Horbay
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.
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, 6 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
Viniyoga Therapy with Mat
A class is available from from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, in Clubhouse 6, Room A.
All shareholders are welcome.
Viniyoga refers to the adaptation and application of yoga techniques to help people facing health challenges manage their conditions.
For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
– Patti Endly
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
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.
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.
Non-impact movements can be performed in a standing or seated position.
For more information, call Catherine Millot at 760-4545.
– Catherine Millot
Tai chi and Qigong
Classes are held Mondays in Clubhouse 4, Room 3
At 9 a.m., instruction 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 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

Wa-Rite Club

by Betty Scharf
LW contributor

Wa-Rite tends to be misspoken. The name was created some 50 years ago at the early organizational meetings and it stuck.
The Wa represents “weigh” and Rite represents “right.” Finding a better name has been more troublesome that finding a new name for Leisure World.
The group welcomed new member Valerie McRoberts.
The weight recorder announced a 26-pound weight loss for the club in two weeks. The stress of graduation parties by the club’s collective grandparents seemed to be the major problem.
Secondly, Rite-Aid’s opening sale of ice cream revealed some member weakness for the product.
Overeaters are susceptible to giving in to their addictions on holidays and at celebrations.
Average weight people don’t understand the problem. A frequent comment is “well, just don’t eat so much.” The pleasure of eating cannot be easily overcome by some members.
Fortunately there are members who motivate others by eating healthy foods in proper amounts. They also make it a daily priority.
Holidays, celebrations and stress do not affect their commitments. One of those is Patsy Steele, who had a seven-pound loss for the two-week period. An inspiration to members, Patsy also has a daily exercise plan.
Nancy Pomicter discussed thyroid problems.
The amount of thyroid hormone in the blood is maintained through a feedback system.
When needed, the thyroid organ secretes thyroid-stimulating-hormone (THS).
Hormones T3 and T4 are laboratory tested. T3 is more potent and T4 can be converted to T3. Iodine deficiency can cause problems with these secretions.
Seniors can have symptoms of low thyroid, which include weight gain, fatigue, feeling cold, and sleep changes.
To join the club, call Judy Chambers, membership chairman, at 430-9966.

American Sign Language Club

The new American Sign Language Club (ASLC) will meet at 8 a.m., June 2, in Clubhouse 4, Section B.
Beginning June 9, all weekly meetings will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 9 a.m.
The first meeting was held May 19.
Taught by resident Donna Cooper, the one-hour classes will consist of ASL vocabulary, activities and discussions.
This class for the hearing, hard-of-hearing and the non-hearing.  
There is no charge to attend the classes, which are open to the Leisure World community.  
The club will strive to make members aware of the unique language that is sign and broaden their horizons to the possibilities of knowing such an interesting language.
– Leah Perrotti