New Centenarian Project announced
by Betty Coven
Publications Committee chair
The Communications Committee of the Golden Rain Foundation has learned that there are over 30 people living in Leisure World who have reached their 100th birthday. In their honor, the Centenarian Project has been formed.
Committee members hope to interview most, if not all, of the LW centenarians to learn their stories, their wisdom and what they think has added to their longevity. The interviews will appear in the Golden Rain News and be posted on the Leisure World website. For those willing and able, there will be interviews for television — these too will be on the website.
Two workshops are planned for those interested in learning the scientific research findings done with centenarians around the world.
“How to Live a Long and Healthy Life” will be presented in February by Carl Bourhenne, a former GRF director who has a master’s degree in gerontology.
A second workshop will be given by Dr. Betty Coven, GRF director, on how to practice the social and mental qualities common among centenarians in everyday life.
On the 100th day of 2014, April 10, the Centenarian Project will host a luncheon in honor of all LW centenarians.
Trust Extension approved; what it means
At a special meeting of the Golden Rain Foundation Board on Jan. 7, the GRF Board of Directors and fellow Shareholders observed the counting of 4,768 ballots on the Trust Extension. It took more than four hours for the independent inspector of elections, Accurate Voting Services, to count the ballots. The final tally was 4,642 yes votes, 84 no votes and 42 abstentions.
The Golden Rain Trust is the corporate document that charges the GRF with specific tasks, such as handling the community’s assets and acting as the property management company for the Mutuals under a separate management contract. It was established with the governance system currently in use to protect and ensure the management of common areas, property and facilities. The Trust was created under a Declaration of Trust dated December 21, 1961, and recorded with the County in 1962. The Mutual corporations are the Trustor and beneficiaries. The GRF is the Trustee.
The recent vote was an amendment to extend the Trust from 2024 to 2044 to avoid termination. The GRF Board of Directors and Mutual Boards of Directors previously approved and recommended this action. Now that the Trust extension has passed, the Foundation’s corporate attorney will file the paperwork for certification and ensure the records are updated with the County.
With this showing of Community Unity, your voice was clearly heard in this successful vote, the community’s operation and management will continue uninterrupted until 2044, keeping what you know and love.
Many, many people assisted with the Trust extension including the Trust Ad hoc Committee, chaired by Denis Craig, GRF and Mutual directors, building captains and staff. Volunteers went door-to-door to speak with their neighbors about the extension, and their efforts are truly appreciated.
Photo— TRUST APPROVED— Over 70 percent of the Golden Rain Foundation membership, 4,768 ballots, voted to approve the trust agreement. Ballots (photo right) were counted at a special GRF Board meeting on Jan. 7. Accurate Voting Services served as the inspector of elections and announced the final tally: 4,642 yes votes; 84 no votes; and 42 abstentions. It took four-and-a-half hours to count the ballots.
Another flu clinic offered tomorrow
Since there is such an uptick in the number of flu cases in Orange and Los Angeles counties, the Health Care Center is hosting another short flu clinic tomorrow morning, Friday, Jan. 17, in Conference Room 1 from 10-noon.
The flu vaccine contains H1N1, which seems to be causing most of the flu cases.
Bring Golden Rain cards and insurance cards.
Those who had the flu vaccine in the fall do not need it again.
This is only for those who missed it.
‘Identity Thief’ shown Jan. 22
“Identity Thief,” rated “R” will be shown Jan. 22, in Clubhouse 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Some scenes and language may be offensive to some viewers.
Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson, Jason Bateman, travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman, Melissa McCarthy, who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity.
Photo— DONATION—Golden Age Foundation mobility aids volunteers, Bill Inch (l-r), Ron Vogler, Frank Shramek, Dave Tubbs, Peter Hayes and Dominic Amatangelo, were all smiles when they learned that the recently disbanded Spanish Club of Leisure World generously donated its remaining funds, $2,400, to the GAF mobility aids program. The mobility aids program, upon request, provides wheelchairs and walkers to shareholders, free of charge. The GAF is a nonprofit corporation, funded solely by donations and bequests, and serviced by resident volunteers. For information, to make a donation or to volunteer, call 431-9589.
HIT AND RUN WITNESS: Robert Alexander of Mutual 17 is seeking witness information related to an accident at 8:50 p.m., Dec. 27. His wife, a pedestrian, was knocked down on the corner of Golden Rain Road at Annandale Drive. If you witnessed the accident, call Mr. Alexander at 598-1956.
BLOOD DRIVE: The Health Care Center is sponsoring a blood drive in its conference room on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Marie Puffpaff, 795-6281, for questions or to schedule an appointment.
FREE TO GOOD HOME: Small adult female tabby cat. Seal Beach military couple was reassigned back East. Cat is friendly, has all its shots and microchip. Call Joan Larsen, 522-5574.
FUN WITH MUSIC CLUB, formerly Celebrity Forum, presents: Classical Music Forum,” an interactive class of lecture, discussion, music and video media, and occasional live concerts. The music history class will be taught by Prof. Jim Spencer. Classes are Saturdays, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m in Clubhouse 4 Art Room. Admission is $5 each week. Join the class, meet new friends and expand music knowledge.
art supplies: When artists can no longer use their supplies, or dies, the Art League would be grateful for donations of supplies, paper, art books and magazines. Call Barbara Simundza, 626-524-5010, of the Art League and she will gladly pick them up.
ALL VOICES NEEDED: The Westminster Chorale is beginning rehearsals for the spring concert season, and are looking for new members. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7-9, at the Westminster Senior Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. For information call LWer Bob Munn, (714) 496-5608.