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Ellen Larsen Appreciates Golden Age Foundation Community Services

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church annual donation to Golden Age Foundation

Ellen Larsen Appreciates Golden Age Foundation Community Services

Carl and Ellen Larsen retired and moved to LW in 1989.  Almost from the beginning, both were either on the GRF, Mutual boards or both.  Ellen served on the GRF board for 12 years off and on.  The same for Carl who served on Mutual 14 board for 12 years, and at one time was president.  For first hand information about the flood of 1995, talk to Ellen.  She served on GRF board during that devastating event.

Ellen has also been a volunteer for the Golden Age Foundation.  She was involved with the hospitality program when it started in Clubhouse 3 over 20 years ago.  She has continued to be a volunteer off and on ever since.  Ellen has always been very generous toward the Golden Age Foundation monetarily and through her volunteer work.  When her husband of 58 years passed away in 2014, Ellen purchased a bus bench with shelter in Carl’s name.  That bench is on Sunningdale Circle in Mutual 14.  

The swimming pool was a source of exercise and socialization for the Larsen’s from the very beginning of their time in LW.  Ellen continued to attend the water aerobics class up until the time of the closure.  Ellen could be easily spotted  because she wore a stylish hat that matched her swimsuit.  Like many LW residents, she looks forward to the reopening of the pool so that she can get back to the exercise that she enjoys and see her pool friends.

Ellen  has 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. 

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Seal Beach Cornerstone Church annual donation to Golden Age Foundation

Representatives from Seal Cornerstone Church, Senior Pastor Peter Kang and church committee Chair Paul Im donated $1,000 to Golden Age Foundation to share their need for this community. Seal Beach Cornerstone Church has been a consistent donor since its founding in 2010 and GAF appreciate their contribution especially in this pandemic. Seal Beach Cornerstone Church would like to continue to be a part of community to support the GAF service program. 

Photo from L-R:  Paul Im, Congregation Committee Chair, Anna Derby, GAF President and  Senior Pastor Peter Kang.

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church Sunday services are held in Club House 2 at 9:45 a.m. and there would have been a special 11th Anniversary Service on Sunday February 7th  if it wasn’t Covid 19. Instead of an in person Sunday service, Seal Beach Cornerstone Church is providing an online service every Sunday at 10am on YouTube. To join type in “Seal Beach Cornerstone Church”

The Golden Age Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of our shareholders and residents. Through the generosity of individuals in our community, we are able to provide various programs and projects. All Golden Age programs are provided free to Leisure World shareholders, and the Foundation is entirely staffed by resident volunteers. 

For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org, or call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339

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