Lectures Dr. Don Schwartz, professor emeritus from California State University, Long Beach,will present a four-lecture series, “Founding Fathers, Revolutionary Mothers, and the U.S. Constitution,” beginning Sept. 8.
The lectures will focus on those who fought for independence and created a new nation. A major emphasis will be on how the founding fathers wrote the Constitution.
The lectures will be held on consecutive Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 6, Room A.
The fee is $30 per person for all four lectures.
To reserve space, send a check for $30 payable to Dr. Don Schwartz and mail it to Nancy Goldstein, 13391 Danbury Lane, No.131-J, Seal Beach 90740.
Registration is open to LW residents and guests.
For more information, call Nancy Goldstein, 896-8604. CERT Training
The Golden Rain Foundation will provide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes for shareholders in August and September at no cost.
The classes are offered as a collaborative effort with the GRF Security Department, Planning for Emergency Preparedness (PEP), and CARE ambulance service.
The first class will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 in Clubhouse 4, Section B. The other dates are Sept. 2, 9, 22 and 29 at the same time and location.
A small disaster simulation exercise will be part of the training Sept. 29.
Members will receive hands-on training to prepare for disasters.
They will learn how to douse small fires with fire extinguishers, perform medical triage, assess patients and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
The training is not intended to replace the response of local police and fire personnel, but rather to prepare residents to be self-reliant until professional help arrives.
The training is ideal for mutual building captains and directors. Seating is limited, so to attend contact Eloy Gomez, safety and emergency coordinator, at 431-6586, ext. 356, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disaster First Aid Class
The next Disaster First Aid class will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
Reservations are required and will be taken as late as Sept. 29.
The fee is $22, payable at the beginning of the class. Checks or cash will be accepted. A manual is included.
Shareholders should check with their mutual boards for their policies on reimbursement for attending the class.
Caregivers and their shareholders and directors of all mutual boards are encouraged to attend
Lunch or snacks and drinks can be taken to the class, which is open to everyone.
Shareholders are responsible for their own care and well-being, even in the event of a disaster.
LWers should have emergency supplies on hand, especially water, and keep emergency supplies up to date and available.
The training shareholders receive the Organized Communities Volunteer Education Association (OVEVA) will apply to any emergency situation, not just earthquakes.
OVEVA is a local non-profit disaster training organization.
The class teaches people how to treat their immediate injuries before outside help arrives.
Outside help (Red Cross, military, etc.) will not arrive with additional supplies and help for a period of three to seven days, depending on the degree of the disaster.
To register, contact Geneva Potepan, LW first aid training coordinator, at email@example.com or ( 951) 675-4271 .
Reservations can also be made by calling Madge Armstrong at 598-3087.
The final class of the year will be presented Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
Smart Driver Program
The next Smart Driver class will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
To qualify, residents must have completed an eight-hour class within the last three years, and their insurance companies must agree to their eligibility.
The fee is $15 for AARP members who can confirm their membership numbers. The cost for non-members is $20.
Reservations are needed since class size is limited to 25.
Fees must be paid by personal check or money order at the time of sign-ups. Cash or credit cards will not be accepted.
The next eight-hour class will be held Nov. 17-18.
To make reservations or for more information, call Betty Adams, LW resident, at 936-1333.
The Leisure World Historical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 27 at Clubhouse 1.
Sharing the podium will be Maureen Habel, president of the Golden Age Foundation (GAF), and Ronde Winkler, president of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF).
In Leisure World, a frequently asked question is to explain the differences between the two. The meeting will provide answers. Other questions will also be accepted.
August is the Society’s traditional ice cream social month, so root beer floats will be available.
Board members will meet at 9 a.m.
Senior Patriots Against the War
Senior Patriots for Peace will hold a peace vigil in front of the large globe outside the Leisure World Main Gate from 5-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. The monthly vigils call attention to the need for a return to peace with a renewed tolerance of others.
At the vigil, members will recall Aug. 6, 1945, when the United States destroyed the city of Hiroshima, Japan, with a single atomic bomb, killing 80,000 people. Three days later, another atomic bomb was used on Nagasaki, killing an additional 40,000 people.
Current areas of concern that will remembered at the vigil include a permanent peace between Israel and Gaza; a humanitarian solution to the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at our borders; and peace in Iraq and Syria and other nations in the world.
In addition to peace, the club also focuses on issues of social justice and the environment to nurture a world where people can live healthy lives for generations to come.
All are invited to take a strong stand for peace in the world, in addition to social justice issues of concern, by joining the peace vigil for any block of time.
Signs will be provided, or those who attend can bring one of their own.
For further information, call Lucille Martin at 430-1047.
After a month off, The Leisure World Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
New officers were elected at the last meeting, including Art Rubinsteen, president; Rich Barry, vice president; and Bill Robinson, secretary/treasurer.
For more information, call Larry T. Pino of LPL Financial Advisor, (949) 502-8525.
The American Legion Post will host bingo Aug. 24 at Clubhouse 2.
Doors will open at 1 p.m.and play begins at 1:30.
Some snacks will be available for purchase, but not hot dogs and nachos.