Breakfast with Dr. Haider
Shareholders are invited to have breakfast with Dr. Rudolf Haider from 8-9 a.m.,March 26, at the Health Care Center conference room.
Dr. Haider, medical director at the HCC, will make a short presentation, then be available to answer questions.
To make a reservation, call the Health Lecture hotline at 795- 6204, and leave a name and phone number.
LW Emergency Meals
Leisure World Emergency Meals is in need of volunteers, especially on Fridays, once or twice a month, to deliver hot meals to shareholders. Experience is not needed; volunteers will be trained.
The food is prepared at Los Alamitos Hospital and delivered to Leisure World Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
To help, call 430-9056.
by Betty Scharf
Members of the Wa-Rite Club meeting enjoyed Darleen Gardner’s monthly report March 7 that revealed they lost 55 pounds last month. Carolyn Bennett was February queen of the month with a six-pound loss.
New member Janice Chapman lost four pounds and Kay Montoya and Judy Hilliard, five each.
The flower pot contest is under way. Flowers are put on members’ flower pots according to weight loss. Members may still join the contest, which lasts six weeks.
Electrolytes are compounds that carry a positive charge called ions or a negative charge called anions.
The main electrolytes in the body are potassium, sodium, calcium magnesium and chloride.
The parathyroid glands regulate the serum level of calcium. Milk and milk products contain calcium, which is .
Calcium is important for formation of bones and teeth, normal clotting and normal muscle and nerve activity.
Seniors may be told to take calcium daily to aid weakened bones.
Friday meetings are held at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Women who have at least 10 pounds to lose are eligible to join.
New members may be guests for two meetings.
Wa-Rite is a support group that promotes weight loss through healthy eating.
Impaired Vision and Hearing Club
The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet at 2 p.m., March 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All shareholders and guests are invited.
Guest speaker will be Vanessa Morris, operations supervisor at the Leisure World Library. She will discuss what the library offers to enhance the reading for people with vision and hearing impairments.
They include books, CD’s, play-aways and more.
Refreshments will be served, and a 50/50 drawing is scheduled.
Shareholders who need transportation can call Security at 594-4754 to make an appointment for the handicapped bus.
– Joan Shramek
Leisure World Fitness Classes
Zumba classes $3 each, are offered 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
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
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.
Tai chi and Qigong
Classes are held Mondays in Clubhouse 4, Room 3, right side.
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.
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.
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.
Impaired Vision and Hearing Club
Vision wellness classes are held Mondays at 8 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Sandra Albear, an instructor from the Braille Institute, will help people understand the issues that those with impaired vision face at home or outside LW on a daily basis.
For more information, please call Sharon Kohn at 596-1969.
– Sharon Kohn
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.
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 6:45 by the mat class, which requires Pilates or yoga experience.
For more information, call Susan Hopewell at 430-6044 or Linda Neer, 430-3214.
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.
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 430-1073, ext. 526. Bingo is played Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday, March 17: Corned beef and cabbage, whole potatoes, carrots, rye bread, Irish pudding, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, March 18: Homemade shepherd pie, four-way salad mix with ranch dressing, tomato and onion salad, orange.
Wednesday, March 19: Roast pork loin with mandarin orange sauce, brown rice, winter blend combo, applesauce, lemon pudding, diet pudding, orange juice.
Thursday, March 20: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, capri blend vegetables, apricots.
Friday. March 21: Meat loaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, whole grain bread, seasonal melon.