Did you miss out on the centennial bricks offered by the city of Seal Beach? Here’s another chance to leave your mark at Leisure World. The Golden Age Foundation is sponsoring a legacy walkway and wall tile project in the newly renovated area behind the Amphitheater.
Paul and Linda Pridanonda believe we are on earth to help another because we are all one family. Thirteen-year residents of Mutual 14, they believe in helping their community, and the legacy brick project is a way for them to give back to the Leisure World community.
Next year, they will have been married 45 years. They actually met at a wedding. Linda grew up in South Gate and retired after a long career as a secretary at Boeing. She is very involved with her Catholic faith. She is a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Catholic Church, a member of the newly formed St. Theresa of Holy Family organization, and belongs to the Young Ladies Institute, a group of Catholic women. Linda is also involved with the American Legion Auxiliary, and with Children a Priority, an organization that contributes to charities that benefit children.
Paul was born in Thailand and came to the United States to study engineering.
He describes himself as coming from Heaven but born in Thailand and being on earth to help others. Paul served in the U.S. Army on active duty for 5 years and spent another year in the Army reserves. He retired after a 40 year long career in the U.S. Postal Service where he met many friends. He teaches a class called “Meditation in Motion” that meets each Saturday at 9:30 A.M. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. His class includes yoga, tai chi, and meditation that help our bodies and minds work together in harmony. Paul has also taught these strategies at the Senior Center in Long Beach on 4th St. Paul and Linda are committed to helping others. Paul says they decided to buy a legacy walkway brick as a way of helping our community, knowing that the proceeds from this project will help fund a picnic area that will be enjoyed by everyone.
Order forms for donor walkway bricks and wall tiles are available at the Golden Age Foundation Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 every weekday morning from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M., and in the Golden Age Mobility Aids Office, located behind the table tennis area, from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. on weekday afternoons. Put completed order forms in the Golden Age mailbox, located on the counter at the Hospitality Center. For personal service with your order, you can meet with a Golden Age Board member on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning January 10 at 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. in the Hospitality Center. You can also contact Lynn Baidack (firstname.lastname@example.org); 562-296-5342 for assistance.