PARTYLINE CENTENARIAN PROJECT: The Centenarian Project, sponsored by the GRF Communications Committee, invites shareholders to the Centenarian Luncheon on the 100th day of the year, Thursday, April 10, in Clubhouse 4, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The lunch will honor LW centenarians. Tickets will be sold weekdays in the Hospitality Room in Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-noon, March 17-April 10, while supply lasts. Seating is limited; tickets are $20 each. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.
ARE YOU OVER 100? The Centenarian Project wants to interview you and invite you to lunch. If we’ve missed anybody, call Pat Wilson, 596-9013, as soon as possible.
HARMONICA LESSONS: Ellen Brannigan of Mutual 14 would like to learn how to play bluegrass on the harmonica. Contact her at 594-9606.
SHOWTIME TAP: Leeta Kesler of Mutual 2 invites LWers to learn the steps danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers by coming to a Showtime Tap class. She will teach how to tap, flap, fall off a log and the softshoe. Classes are free. For more information on time and place, call her at 493-3497.
MAHJONG ANYONE? Linda Pearlman of Mutual 2 is looking for mahjong players. A group plays in Clubhouse 3 Mondays from 6-8 p.m, and she can pick up interested players. Call her at 446-0583.
MUTUAL 1 CANDIDATES: Lance Ferm of Mutual 1 writes: Come to Clubhouse 1 Sunday, March 30, from 2-4 p.m. to meet the “Good Guy” candidates for the Mutual 1 board. There will be free food with ID, a 50/50 drawing and entertainment.
FOUND BEACH TOWEL: Linda Bolt of Mutual 7 found a gray-and-white beach towel on St. Andews Feb. 26. Claim it at the Leisure World Swimming Pool.
CAFE GRAND OPENING
All shareholders are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony when the doors officially open for the new Downtown Cafe in Clubhouse 5. There will be free cookies and coffee. Also, hear Irish songs and ballads sung by Galit Levy-Slater as she strums her guitar. Tour the Cafe and see first-hand how the modern vending machines work.
The machines will offer a variety of coffees— French vanilla, mocha and hazelnut. Burritos, pizza, sandwiches and salads will also be available.
Candy, soda and other snacks will also be available from the five machines inside and one on the patio. The cafe is small and cozy; in good weather, the adjacent patio area will provide more seating. It will be open every day from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Committee’s sub-committee responsible for the planning of the cafe is comprised of Linda Stone, Paul Pratt, Bob Slater and Anne Seifert, chair. They will be there to answer questions.
GRF President Mario Michaelides and Executive Director Randy Ankeny helped to move this project forward, and Terry DeLeon, recreation supervisor, attended to the many details.
Thanks goes to Pastor James Oliver of the Community Church who donated furniture for the cafe.
Come to socialize and have fun from 3-4 p.m., Monday, March 17, at the Downtown Cafe in Clubhouse 5.
SB HEALTH EXPO
There will be free Seal Beach 2014 Health Expo Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier.
Shuttle service for Leisure World seniors will be available from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Catch the bus at LW’s main entrance with drop off at the intersection of Ocean and 10th Street for easy access to the Health Expo with free health screenings and vendors. The shuttle will operate in a continuous loop, so people will be picked up and dropped off all day long
On-site screenings will be held for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, body mass index, medication counseling, nutrition information, heart health information, heartburn awareness, diabetes information, hearing and eye screening and stroke screening.
At the 2012 Expo, eight people who received stroke screening were advised to see their doctors immediately for further evaluation, perhaps saving their lives.
Community sponors include Centers For Family Health, Seal Beach Family Medical Group, Family Health Care of Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Community Hospital and Millers Children Hospital, Long Beach. About 75 health-related and personal care vendors are expected to participate.
There will be wellness speakers, live entertainment and a “Be More Healthy” family area complete with an obstacle course, face painting and interactive activities.
The annual expo is sponsored by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, City of Seal Beach and the Lion’s Club of Seal Beach. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend.
For further information or vendor participation, contact the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, 799-0179, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRF TALENT SEARCH
The Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Committee is looking for Leisure World talent to perform for three Saturday shows during the 2014 Amphitheater season. Contact Terry De Leon, recreation supervisor, at 431-6586, ext. 350, for further information and to add names to the list.
ICE AVAILABLE IN CLUBHOUSES
Ice machines are now available in Clubhouses 1, 2, and 4. Thanks the Golden Age Foundation for its generous donation for the purchase of these machines.
SPECIAL GRF BOARD MEETING
A special meeting of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Foundation members are welcome to attend. The agenda is as follows:
• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Member Comments
• Roll Call
• Markings on Golden Rain Road
The Centenarian Project will sponsor a second workshop, How to Live the Longest Life Possible, at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
GRF Director Betty Coven will share the personal characteristics of longest-lived people, culled from her experience and a search of the current literature.
She holds a doctoral degree in psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
She was in private practice for over 30 years.
Dr. Coven will focus on the parts of people’s lifestyle that are under their own control, how they relate to others, how they deal with stress, and how people can add or subtract years of life by what they eat.