Weekly Activities


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

Chair Exercise

Classes are held 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday in Clubhouse 1 for men and women at all fitness levels. Improve flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination.

A special meditation for relief, healing and energy ends the class.

For more information, call Janet Cord, 795-1836.

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

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.

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 431-3199.

– Mary Romero

Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, Leisure World’s walking and running club, meets every Monday at 8 a.m. in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-to-60-minute walk and to train for local races.

For more information, call Tom Pontac at 430-5777.

– Tom Pontac

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.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 6 upstairs.


Lunch With Dr. Haider


Lunch with Dr. Rudolph Haider, medical director at the Health Care Center, will not be held in November due to Thanksgiving.

The next lunch will be held Wednesday, Dec.18, at noon.


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. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. Karaoke music is scheduled Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. 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, Nov. 25: Vegetarian lasagna, 50-50 salad blend, Italian dressing, broccoli, canned fruit.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Hawaiian-style, fish with sauce, pineapple rice, carrot coins, chocolate chip cookie, diet cookie.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Cream of broccoli soup, zucchini and tomato quiche, redskin potatoes, Parker House roll, seasonal melon.

Thursday, Nov. 28, Friday, Nov. 29: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.


Long Beach Meals of Wheels


Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB) a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders. Cost, $6.50 per day, $32.50 per week. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Apply by phone or online. Contact Lisa Valdez at 433-0232 or visit www.mowlb.org. Call 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification.

Monday, Nov. 25: Hawaiian chicken with huli huli sauce, coconut rice, peas, mixed green salad, roll, tropical fruit salad, peanut and jelly sandwich, potato salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Barbecue pork sandwich, barbecue baked beans, corn, mixed green salad and bun, mandarin oranges, ham and cheese sandwich, coleslaw.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Hungarian goulash, roasted potatoes, cabbage, mixed green salad and roll, applesauce, bologna and cheese sandwich, bean salad.

Thursday, Nov. 28, Friday, Nov. 29: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.


Alzheimer’s Support Group


The Alzheimer’s Support Group group for caregivers, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County chapter, will meet Nov. 26, in the Health Care Center conference room, from 10-11:30 a.m.

It is the regular meeting of the group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Co-facilitators will be Terri Furlow, HCC administrator, and Ellie Nixon. For more information, call 795-6285.


Health Care Center


by Terri Furlow, MS, RN

HCC Administrator



Stephen Forman, MD, will present an overview of coronary artery disease and its causes at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the Health Care Center conference room.

It will be the first in a series of four presentations on heart disease, all scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the HCC conference room.

The other dates are Dec. 5, tests and procedures in heart disease by Diane Mielke, RN, MSN; Dec. 12, medications and heart disease, Virginia Uy, RN, CCRN; and Dec. 19, nutrition and heart disease, Jeff Cline, RD.

Those who attend are requested to call the reservation line at 795-6204 and leave their names and numbers and which class they want to attend.

They should arrive 15 minutes early to assure their reservations.

After that, seats will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Dec. 3, Dr. Ashkan Pirouz, will present a class on macular degeneration.It will be held at 1 p.m., in the HCC conference room.

To attend, call the reservation line at 795-6204.

– Terri Furlow, administrator



Impaired Vision & Hearing Club


The Lo Vision and Hearing Impaired Group will meet until Dec. 10, when the annual holiday dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m., in Clubhouse 4.

Anyone may come by paying the annual $3 membership fee.The cost for guests and caregivers is $5.

For reservations, call Margaret Putnam at 596-7046.

Linda Johnson and her crew will serve a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Musical entertainment will be provided  by the Twilight Strings.

Tony Williams will sing songs of the season.

The event is a great way to launch the joyous holiday season.

– Joan Shramek