Exercise Classes


Living With Vision Loss

The group will not meet today so members can attend the meeting of the Blind Veterans Association at Veterans Administration Hospital. A tour of the blind center is planned.

To attend, call Sharon Kohn at 596-1969.

Members meet at 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

– Sharon Kohn

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

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

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.

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

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.

– Dorothy Anderson

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.

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.

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.

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.


Breakfast with the Doctor


Shareholders are invited to have breakfast with Dr. Rudolf Haider from 8-9 a.m., Jan. 29, at the Health Care Center conference room.

Dr. Haider is medical director at the HCC.

To make a reservation, call the Health Lecture hotline at 795- 6204, and leave a name and phone number.

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club


The Leisure World Lo Vision Hearing Impaired Club will meet at 2 p.m., Jan. 28, in Clubhouse 3. Newly-installed officers Juanita Townsend, president; Ruth Bell, vice president; Ruby Takamoto, secretary; and Linda Johnson, treasurer, will preside.

Special thanks to Margaret Putnam who has served as treasurer and faithful member since 1996.

The program will feature Linda Becker and her faithful dog. Ms. Becker will impart suggestions for organizing activities for the visually-Impaired person, at home and in the community.

She will be available for questions after the meeting.

A 50/50 drawing will be held and coffee, tea and dessert will be provided by refreshment coordinator Marilyn Boniorno and her assistants.

– Joan Shramek

Wa-Rite Club


It is rather daunting to read “the world over knows Americans are overweight.”

Another source claims that 85 percent of dieters regain the weight. A characteristic of the other 15 percent who keep their weight off is to say, “they never cheat, even during holidays.”

I often wonder why no one ever asked me? I had my overweight years, but as Mark Twain reportedly said, “It is easy to stop smoking, I’ve done it thousands of times.”

Watching members of the Wa-Rite Club report on losing or gaining weight, staying the same, joking, listening to the advice of 40 others on how to be successful, sometimes one wants to use tough love and loudly say “get over overeating and just do it.”

Overeating has been a dominant power in the brain for many years, and people tend to want to diet half way, often not achieving goals.

However, Wa-Rite has a better record than most of the reports out there. As the years pass as a member of the club, one tends to slowly take on a new lifestyle that gets easier to reach.

The group lost a collective 24- 1/2 pounds last week led by Judy Chambers and Julie Nicholsen, both of whom lost four.

Nancy Pomicter presented a program on omega-3, omega 6, 7, and 9. Those fatty acids are vital to good health and found in various plant and animal sources. Olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and some nuts are good sources of the omega groups.

They claim to increase brain health, reduce inflammation in the body, promote cardiovascular health and help control appetite.

Wa-Rite is a club for Leisure World women with resident identification who what to become healthier and lose weight. Annual dues are $10.

Meetings are held Fridays starting at 9 a.m., preceded by weigh-ins at 7:45 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

– Betty Scharf

Bereavement Support Club

The second session of the bereavement group will be held at 2 p.m., today, Thursday, in the Health Care Center conference room 2.

The six-week series is co-sponsored by Companion Hospice and Social Services group from the HCC. Shareholders can join the group at any time.

To make reservations, call 795-6204 or just drop by.

Janice Derderian, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) will be the facilitator.

Shareholder participation is welcomed.

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. 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, Jan. 20: Barbecued chicken sandwich, baked beans, sweet corn, wheat bun, regular and diet fruit pie.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Cream of celery soup, pork loin and gravy, applesauce, rice pilaf, grandma cookie, diet cookie, orange juice.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Beef sirloin tips over pasta, California- blend vegetables, brownies, fresh fruit.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Farmer market soup, turkey noodle casserole, spinach salad with raspberry dressing, whole grain bread and margarine, chilled purple plums.

Friday. Jan. 24: Baked ham with apricot sauce, yams with marshmallow, broccoli, fresh fruit in season.