Senior Keeping Fit

Clubs offers shareholders variety of exercise classes

Parkinson’s Support Group

The group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Janet Chance, a movement disorder specialist. Questions will be welcomed.

– Mary Ferrell

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

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.

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

– Jerry Cohen


LW Emergency Meals will deliver today

Leisure World Emergency Meals will deliver turkey dinners to its regular Leisure World customers today, Thanksgiving Day.

Meals of turkey and pumpkin pie will be delivered between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. by volunteers dedicated to fellow shareholders in need.

LW Meals is the only meal delivery service that will deliver food in LW today.

Meals will also be delivered on Christmas Day.


LW Emergency Meals is in need of volunteers once or twice a month to deliver hot meals to shareholders.

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

To help, call 430-9056.



Dr. Pirouz will talk on macular degeneration

by Terri Furlow,

HCC Administrator


Dr. Ashkan Pirouz, will present a class on macular degeneration at 1 p.m. Dec. 3, in the Health Care Center conference room.

To attend, call the reservation line at 795-6204.


On Dec. 5, Diane Mielke, RN, MSN, will make a presentation titled “Tests and Procedures in Heart Disease,” at 1:30 p.m. in the Health Care Center conference room.

It will be the second in a series of talks on heart disease, all at the same time and location.

The rest of the series is Dec. 12, medications and heart disease, presented by Virginia Uy, RN, CCRN; and Dec. 19, nutrition and heart disease, Jeff Cline, RD.

Those who attend are requested to call the reservation line at 795-6204 and leave their names and numbers and which class they want to attend.

They should arrive 15 minutes early to assure their reservations. After that, seats will be given away on a first-come-first served basis.



Registered nurse available to residents 24 hours a day

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 the shareholders’ physician if necessary.

The number to call is 795-6216.

For a small fee, 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.



The ‘smart’ eaters will lose weight for holiday

by Betty Scharf

LW contributor


According to a Tufts University guide, a typical adult will gain between five and eight pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The smart eater will lose five pounds before the holidays. Since few members of the Wa-Rite Club are going to accomplish that, the guide offers suggestions to keep the healthy person from a gluttony disaster.

• Start a day in advance and eat two or three half-cups of high fiber foods.

• Keep the high calorie foods and alcohol at the other end of the table.

• Skip foods that are not on a list of favorites. However, one starch is enough. Plan extra low calorie fruit and vegetable dishes.

• Eat slowly, then leave the table.

• Eat another high fiber meal the following morning.

• Never eat a snack alone. Make sure snacks are accompanied by a low calorie food. Example, potato chips with low fat yogurt dip and celery.

• Baked treats should be calorie. Substitute an equal amount of applesauce for the fats in a recipe.

These are just some of the tips that club members learned to deal with the holidays.

Beverly Beveridge was honored for losing enough weight to achieve her goal and become bachelor of weight loss.

Linda Barisoff was the top loser of the week, 4-1/2 pounds. She has lost an amazing 54-1/2 pounds since joining the club.

Sharing Day is always special at Wa-Rite.

Some of things to be grateful for are living in a country that one does not have to be afraid, freedom of cancer, families, Leisure World and a club like Wa-Rite.


Dates to remember:

• No meeting next week, Nov. 29

• Dec. 6, auction day with weigh-ins all done by 8:45

• Dec. 13, holiday party. Last reservation to Gloria Turley by Dec. 6. season


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