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Village Governance Meetings and Agendas: There's an App for That


You probably know that the Laguna Woods Village Board and Committee meeting calendar is online, anytime: just go to and click Resident Links, Boards and Committees. Now, full board and committee agenda packets are posted. Up to four days before the meeting, double click on a meeting to open up the appointment. In the notes, you will see a link for the agenda packet.


Download the free Teamup app in the App Store on iPhone or iPad, or Google Play on an Android device. Open the app, and when prompted, enter the Teamup URL:


That's it! Now you have access to the governance calendar anywhere, anytime.


Upcoming Events at the Performing Arts Center



July 27: The Everly Brother Experience


Less than 100 tickets left, so hurry!


The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string acoustic guitar and close harmony singing. The Everly brothers inspired artists like the ,,· Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, the Kinks, and many groups that utilize the blend of two-part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and their music continues to influence artists around the world.


Brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed take the stage as the uncanny Everly Brothers Experience tribute, performing all their hits including "Cathy's Clown" and "Walk Right Back." The Everly Brothers Experience takes place on Saturday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the PAC. Tickets are on sale now at the box office for $15 orchestra and $10 balcony. A no-host bar will be open.


This event is almost sold out! Call 949-597-4289 for ticket availability and more information.


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United to Host Town Hall to Discuss Proposed Amended and Reinstated Bylaws

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, United will host a Town Hall to discuss the Proposed Amended and Reinstated Bylaws, which have been mailed to the United Membership for a vote.

The United board has worked closely with United legal counsel, Jeffrey Beaumont Esq., in drafting the proposed amended and restated bylaws, to ensure that the interests of United residents are protected. The proposed bylaws clearly and effectively set forth policies and procedures for the governing of the community, and most importantly the proposed bylaws have been updated to reflect current law and important provisions have been clarified. Click here for the redline version of the Proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws for United Laguna Woods Mutual.

The United Board and Mr. Beaumont will present the proposed changes to the bylaws, and then open the floor for questions from the audience. The meeting will be broadcast live on Village Television, and replayed at the following dates and times:

Thursday, July 20 at 5:00 p.m. LIVE
Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m.

If you did not receive your ballot for the United Restated Bylaw vote, please contact Inspector of Elections Martin & Chapman directly at 714-516-8121 or email


United Residents: Vote Yes

United Residents: Vote Now!

Much has changed since United's existing Bylaws were adopted in 1994. The California laws have experienced so much change within the past few years alone, it makes the current United Bylaws unreliable.

The United board has worked closely with United's attorneys in drafting the proposed amended and restated bylaws, to ensure that the interests of United residents are protected. The proposed bylaws clearly and effectively set forth policies and procedures for the governing of the community, and most importantly the proposed bylaws have been updated to reflect current law and important provisions have been clarified.

The United Board encourages its residents to vote in favor of the proposed amended and restated bylaws.

Click here to view the Proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws online.

If you did not receive your ballot for the United Restated Bylaw vote, please contact Inspector of Elections Martin & Chapman directly at 714-516-8121 or email

A meeting to tabulate the ballots on the Proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws will be held August 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room.

Budget Meetings for Development of the 2018 Business Plan

Click here to view the master Budget Calendar for Development of the 2018 Business Plan.



The presentation of the Business Plan will be televised live and replayed:

GRF 2018 Budget Presentation
Wednesday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. LIVE
Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m.

United 2018 Budget Presentation
Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. LIVE
Saturday, August 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Third 2018 Budget Presentation
Friday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. LIVE
Saturday, August 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m.


Step Right Up and Get Your Tickets for Grandparent’s Fun Day!

Laguna Woods Village’s favorite multi-generational event, Grandparent’s Fun Day, is back! On Saturday, August 5, Clubhouse Two will be transformed into a carnival, featuring plenty of fun, snacks and activities for grandkids to enjoy with their grandparents.

Children will again enjoy the memorable water slides, a bounce house, a 68 ft. obstacle course, a dunk tank, game booths, prizes, relay races, Village clowns, face painters, arts and crafts, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and more!

New attractions will be featured this year and appearances from adored characters! Carnival snacks are included in the ticket price; food trucks will have food available for purchase.

This year’s event will take place August 5 at Clubhouse 2 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Clubhouse 2 office and the Recreation office. Tickets are only $10.00 per person (children one year or younger are free). Tickets are limited and available only while supplies last. There will be no refunds after 12:00 p.m. on August 4. Call 949-597-4286 for more information.

Photo by Joel Goldstein

Afternoon Tea Party at Clubhouse 7 on August 16

Clubhouse 7 is proud to once again be hosting an Afternoon Tea Party on Wednesday, August 16 from 2:00-3:30. Tickets are $16.00 and available in the Clubhouse 7 office.  Wear your fanciest hat and bring your favorite Tea cup.

Jolanda’s Menu: On each table will be fresh scones, Devonshire cream and strawberry jam as well as assorted teas  and champagne.

1st Course: Assorted cheeses and crackers

2nd Course: Finger sandwiches: Chicken salad, ham salad, krab salad, open faced cucumber.

3rd Course: Strawberry dipped in chocolate, lemon squares and pecan squares

For further information about the dinner, please call 268-2417.

Recreation events are limited to Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests.

Senior LIFETIME National Park Pass Increases on August 28

There is a Senior Lifetime National Park Pass which will be increasing significantly on August 28.  The pass entitles seniors, who are 62 years+, to free entrance to all the national parks with this pass.

The passes currently cost $10 and will be going up to $80 on August 28.

Please click on these links below for more information and how to order a pass before they increase on August 28.

National Park Service webpage on park passes

Changes to the Senior Pass

Don't Miss Laguna Woods City Day at the OC Fair

The countdown is on – we can’t wait to welcome you to the 2017 OC Fair! Visit the Fair on your special City Day as we honor local towns within Orange County. City representatives will lead Fairgoers in singing the national anthem during a community flag raising at 12:30 p.m. Laguna Woods City Day is July 26. Pick up a $2 discount admission coupon at your local city hall or library.

The 2017 OC Fair is July 14 through Aug. 13 and will offer 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. The Fair is open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to midnight, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to midnight.

This year, Heroes Hall, our Veterans’ museum, will be open to Fairgoers for the first time. Throughout the Fair you can try a new hobby in Crafts & Woodworking, enjoy culinary demonstrations in OC Promenade and visit the animals and flourishing gardens at Centennial Farm. Plus, there will of course be the tried-and-true favorites like pig races, carnival rides, all the fried food you can handle, and lots of live entertainment.

Check out our deals and discounts at, and don't miss the chance to give back to your community on We Care Wednesdays.

For more information, visit

Come on Down to Laguna Woods Village’s First Ever ‘Dive in Movie’ on August 11 at Pool Two!

Dive into fun times on Friday, August 11 at sundown with a screening of Finding Dory.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m.  Bring your own everything and don’t forget your grandkids! Free popcorn while supplies last; noodles and floatation devices are permitted, but alcohol and glass are prohibited. Please bring beach chairs as seats are limited. Tickets are FREE and may be picked up at the Clubhouse 2 office, while supplies last.

Call 949-597-4286 for more information.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Clarification on a Public Notice

You may have read in the Globe that the City is holding a public hearing on August 16, 2017 to consider adoption of a mitigated negative declaration and proposed General Plan Amendment, Zoning Code Amendment and Zone Changes. Updates to General Plans and Zoning documents are very common in municipalities. This particular proposal deals with five parcels that are designated and zoned Urban Activities Center, as well as one parcel that is designated and zoned both Open Space and Urban Activities Center. The proposal is to change the General Plan designation on five parcels to Residential Community and on one parcel to Open Space. Zoning would be changed to Residential Community and Open Space Recreation. A Residential Community Maintenance zoning overlay would be established for the five Residential Community parcels to provide for the continued development and preservation of specialized maintenance and operational support facilities that provide services to the base Residential Community (Laguna Woods Village) and prohibit incompatible and retail commercial uses. VMS supports this proposal as several residents through the years have expressed their desire to retain the support facilities southwest of Moulton Parkway and El Toro Road and to not allow sale of the parcels that could lead to high-rise residential and retail commercial uses. Left unchanged, the existing land use designations and zoning would potentially allow both residential and commercial uses. If you have questions or comments please direct them to, reference GPA/ZC-1169 by July 31, 2017.

NEW CLASS! Broadway Musical Theatre Dance with Rebecca Bush

Recreation presents Broadway Musical Theatre Dance, a new class scheduled on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 1 in the main lounge.

Explore the excitement of Broadway in this dance class where participants will learn choreography based on Broadway Musicals. There will be a warm up to prepare the muscles and joints followed by choreographed segments of a stylized dance from a musical.

Instructor, Rebecca Bush began her career as Cookie Monster for Sesame Street at 16 years old. She performed with the Golden State Ballet, Healdsburg Ballet, Sebastopol Ballet, and Anything Goes. More recently she has graced the stages of Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, the Opera Magnifique, and has performed for five years in CHOC Follies. Rebecca continues to train with master instructors Poloma Herrera to Kathryn Doby and Sandal Bergman; she has also trained with Melissa Allen, Aliane Haubert and Michel Gervais.

Enjoy free previews on Friday, July 14 and 21. Students should wear comfortable exercise clothes and supportive sneakers.

Punch cards will be available in the Recreation or Clubhouse One offices. The cost is $70 for 10 classes; residents only. For more information, call 949-597-4273.

Less Red, More Parking Coming to Third Mutual

Third Mutual kicks off its red curb removal campaign on June 19!  In order to find out how bad the parking situation is in the mutual and where the situation is the most troublesome, the Board commissioned a survey of the mutual, performed by Urban Crossroads (click here to download the report). The Board set up a task force to review the results, and come up with an action plan to create more spaces and limit the number of vehicles where possible.

The task force recommended the removal of red curbs by sand blasting in 48 cul-de-sacs, which will free up over 700 parking spaces. This approach is more affordable and more esthetically pleasing than converting grass to parking spaces, which would cost about $7,000 per space.

New Class! Israeli Dance with Rebeca Gilad

The Recreation and Special Events Department presents Israeli Dance, a new folk dance class scheduled on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Clubhouse 2 in the Sequoia Ballroom.

Dance has a wide range of physical and mental benefits: improved condition of the heart and lungs, increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness as well as weight management. Dance also promotes friendship, so come dance and meet new friends!

This free class will be taught by resident Rebeca Gilad, who has devoted the past six years to teaching Israeli dance. Rebeca’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Gerontology and a M.A. in Health Services. Rebeca will be teaching her favorite routines: Hava Naguila, Nigun Atik, Erev Ba and more!

Class begins on Thursday, July 6. Students should wear comfortable clothes and supportive sneakers. All levels are welcome; beginners 12-1 p.m. and intermediate 1-2 p.m.. No registration required, free drop-in class; Laguna Woods Village residents only. For more information call 949-597-4273.

Click here for a flyer.

Upcoming SCE Planned Power Outages for some areas in Third Mutual

Please be aware of upcoming planned outages affecting some areas of Third Mutual. Keep reading for a list of addresses and an outage map.

Do You Have Professional Fund-Raising Experience?

To provide opportunities for funding community improvements outside the mission of the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village, a resident group is organizing the Village Community Fund. Interested residents, especially those with prior foundation and/or professional fundraising experience, are encouraged to contact Diane Phelps at to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Register Guests online with Dwelling Live

Good news! Laguna Woods Village continues to enhance its gate access technology, evidenced by RFID decals, new arms and cameras at Gates 5 and 6, and new barcode passes for visitors.

We are happy to announce our latest upgrade: online guest registration with DwellingLive. The online system will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Register your guests online by visiting and clicking the guest registration link at the top.

Once you are presented with the login page, simply use your email address of record and default password to get access to your guest information.  Your current email address of record is:

Email: Your email address on file

Default Password: Your Resident ID (the number on your ID card)

If you don't know your email address on file, or you want to make a change to your information, please contact Resident Services at or call 949-597-4600.

Keep reading for more information and to watch a training video.

Faster WiFi at Community Facilities Now Available

The WiFi installation at certain facilities is complete ahead of schedule! All Clubhouses, the Library, Village Greens and Community Center are now running on the latest WiFi technology so residents can enjoy the benefits.

Third Mutual Receives PTO on Eight of 12 Solar Installations

Third Mutual has now received permission to operate (PTO) from Southern California Edison on eight of their 12 solar installations.

As part of Third’s “Bettering the Community” efforts, photovoltaic solar panels were installed on 12 Garden Villa buildings. The Board and Staff continue to work with SCE to secure PTO for the remainder of the project.

The panels generate power through solar energy, offsetting Third mutual energy demands in common areas, thereby saving members money while helping the environment. The six panels are pumping energy to the grid, which means savings are already occurring.

It’s Moving Day for Cable Customer Service!

Cable customer service has moved to Resident Services on the first floor of the Community Center. Now residents will no longer have to bring their cable boxes and monthly payments to the third floor. The new home of Broadband and Cable customer service can be found at Window 9 in Resident Services. To reach them, call 949-837-2670 or email The VTV Studio remains on the third floor.

Weekly Destination Shopping Brought to You by the Easy Rider

On Tuesdays, the Easy Rider bus takes riders to the Aliso Viejo Town Center for destination shopping. The bus takes shoppers from Clubhouse 1 at 10:00 and 11:00 am. and returns back to Clubhouse 1 are 12:15, 1:40 or 2:40 pm.  Grab a meal, do some shopping, even see a movie--the options are limitless. No charge, but please make a reservation as space is limited.
Can’t make it this Tuesday? Not to worry, we'll see you next time.
For more information, call 949-597-4678 and ask for Becky Jackson.

Hop On the Easy Rider to Get a Free Milkshake!

A free milkshake to go with your burger—what could be better? An Easy Rider bus to take you to lunch, that’s what! Village residents who take any Easy Rider East Bus on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will receive a coupon for a free Deluxe Milkshake with your meal at Ruby’s Diner. No reservations needed. Just hop on the bus and Shooby Dooby on down to Ruby’s. Questions? Call the Transportation Division at 949-597-4678 and ask for Becky Jackson.

Building and Block Captains Needed!

Have you ever considered serving as a Building or Block Captain? The position is a great way to stay involved, meet new people, and contribute to a friendly and safe community. Whether it is supporting neighbors or acting as a liaison to the various boards or staff, Captains play an important part in preserving the high standard of living that has come to be expected of an exclusive retirement community.

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United's Deal with the Sun is Complete!

Great news! Southern California Edison (SCE) has granted permission to operate (PTO) for United's solar program. In 2016, United installed solar panels on 30 carports in United. VMS Staff received the PTO on February 9, 2017. The PTO was the last step needed before the panels could be energized and begin capturing solar energy. The solar energy captured will offset United's energy demands, thereby saving the community money while helping the environment.

Security Alert: Bicycle Thefts on the Rise

By Security Chief Tim Moy

Over the past few weeks, four bicycles have been stolen from carports. We expect that the thefts occurred during the evening or early morning hours, and it appears that bolt cutters were used. There are no known suspects at this time.

Things to do to protect your bicycle:

• Record the serial number, model, make and color of your bike;
• Take photos of your bike;
• Etch your manor number onto your bike;
• Invest in a heavy duty bicycle lock, e.g. a U-Lock, hex or quad chain; and
• Secure your bike by locking it to a metal post or other immovable object, or storing inside your manor or garage.

Contact Security immediately at 949-580-1400 if you encounter any suspicious individuals. If you see someone and are unsure as to whether or not to call us, we ask that you err on the side of caution and call. Remember, if you see something, say something!

Hide it, Lock it, or Lose it: Golf Cart Key Edition

The City of Laguna Woods has the lowest crime rate of any city in Orange County. But, that doesn’t mean its citizens are immune from petty crime. Just last week, two golf carts were stolen by individuals in the Village. Fortunately, the golf carts were recovered quickly and returned to the owners thanks to vigilant actions of residents, Village Security, and the OC Sheriff.

Remember: do not leave your keys in your golf cart! A  petty  criminal  looks  for  an  easy  target, and  in  the  Village, these   opportunities   are   found   in   the   form   of   an   unlocked car, unsecure carport cabinet, and unattended property. When items are left unsecured, it only takes a thief a few seconds to “grab and go,” and your valuables may be gone forever.

Please see Chief Moy’s Quarter 4 publication, “Hide it, Lock it, or Lose It,” for more tips on protecting yourself and your property.

Don’t Delay! Get your RFID Decal

Gates 5 and 6 are now open to all traffic, and the gate arms have been activated.

Residents of Laguna Woods Village must have an RFID decal on their vehicle to enter the community via the resident lane. The RFID decal will automatically open the Gate arms without the assistance of the Gate Ambassadors; just pull up within two feet of the arm, and it will open to allow you access. Guests, visitors and residents driving a vehicle without an RFID tag must use the guest lane.

Drivers: use caution when entering the community, do not tailgate, and please, only one car at a time.

If you did not get an RFID decal, please visit Resident Services during normal business hours. Beginning in 2017, each decal will cost $25.

Click the video below to learn more about the new and improved access system at Gates 5 and 6. Questions? Call 949-597-4600

Ageless Ballet with Elsie

The Recreation Division presents Ageless Ballet, a new dance fitness class scheduled on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Clubhouse 1 in the multipurpose room. Ageless Ballet is wildly popular oversees, and the Recreation Division is excited to offer it at Laguna Woods Village!

The class will be taught by Elsie Hill, who studied ballet throughout her youth and graduated from CSU Fullerton with her a BA in Dance. She has taught for multiple dance studios in Orange County, is a certified personal fitness trainer through I.D.E.A., and has been with West Coast Movement Project dance studio since 2013. The 60-minute class will include 20 minutes of warmup stretching, 20 minutes of barre work (using chair backs), and 20 minutes of center work and dancing. The class is modified for the senior demographic, and there will be no jumping or turning.

Students should wear comfortable exercise clothes that they can move in. Ballet slippers are not required, and are only recommended for students with healthy feet; those who need extra support should wear supportive sneakers.

This program is designed to cater to older adults by helping participants improve balance, strength, flexibility, postural adjustments and most importantly, heart health.

Punch cards will be available in the Recreation Division or Clubhouse 1 office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost for students is $70 for 10 Classes; Laguna Woods Village residents only. For more information, call 949-597-4273.

Monthly Set Top Box Rental Fee Restructure Elimination of the Digital Deluxe Fee

Effective January 7, 2017, the New Fee Structure for the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) can be found by clicking here.

The Digital Deluxe $7.25/monthly Fee is no more!

The new fee structure was authorized by the GRF Board of Directors on October 4, 2016.

Conducting Business in Your Manor

The City of Laguna Woods Municipal Code regulates a business conducted in a manor for the purpose of ensuring that there are no negative impacts on the neighbors.

When applying to conduct a business in your manor you should keep in mind that:

  • Your home should remain a home/dwelling and not be changed by the business being conducted.
  • Your business should not have employees working at the manor.
  • Business should be conducted only inside the manor and should not operate outdoors, including garage (whether attached or detached), patio, balcony or carport.
  • No signs or evidence of a business should be posted.
  • Only one room of the dwelling unit or 25 percent of the gross floor area (whichever is less) should be used for the business.
  • The business should not produce hazardous, combustible, chemicals or other materials that are dangerous.
  • Tools and equipment used in the business should not create smoke dust, noise, odors, or vibration beyond that typically found in a manor.

Keep reading for a list of many businesses not allowed in a manor.

Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Friendly Visitor!

Be a volunteer. Bring companionship to your neighbors. If you have two free hours each month to visit, consider being a Friendly Visitor. The Social Services Department is recruiting men and women for its Friendly Visitor Program. Required training classes are planned for two Tuesdays in September. For more information, please call Dawn Hibbs, volunteer coordinator, at 949-597-4376.

Missing Your Trash Can?

As you may know, the Village is now using Waste Management for trash service.  It has come to our attention that some residents are without a trash can since our previous trash provider, WARE, is picking up their trash cans but Waste Management hasn't delivered some of the new ones yet.

If you not yet received your new trash can from Waste Management, please call them at 714-558-7761 and they will deliver one to you.  You may also make this request on their website at

How to Report Water Waste

If you witness water waste, here’s how to report it

Many of us have witnessed water abuse: flooded sidewalks, running hoses, broken water lines, sprinklers running on rainy days. In the middle of a drought, that’s painful to watch and no longer acceptable.

El Toro Water District – which serves Laguna Woods and surrounding communities – would like your help. If you see water waste, talk to your neighbors. Or inform El Toro Water District of the problem. Here’s how:

  • Go to and click on the yellow bar that says “Send a Report.”  (It’s near the bottom of the home page.)
  • Or call El Toro Water District Customer Service at 949.837.0660 during business hours.

It is not necessary to contact Village Management Services, Inc. or Laguna Woods officials.

Community Project Updates

The Village boards and managing agent strive to maintain a beautiful and sound community, so there are always multiple maintenance and landscaping projects going on in Laguna Woods Village! Click through for brief updates on many ongoing maintenance and landscape projects in and around the community.

Electric Vehicle Owners: Avoid an Overloaded Circuit, Take These Steps

Congratulations on owning an electric vehicle! Laguna Woods Village strives to be a green community, and supports your decision to reduce your vehicle’s carbon footprint.

Below are recommended guidelines for electric vehicle charging, so that everyone can share the electricity without interruption:

1. Golf carts generally charge during daylight hours. Therefore, electric cars should limit their charging time to between dusk and dawn. Refer to your manufacturer’s vehicle manual for specifics on how to set the appropriate charging times.

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Par 3 Lounge Now Open

Come one come all to the newest drop-in lounge in the Village. Grab a neighbor and stop by the Par 3 golf course soon.  Or, after your golf game, swing by and check out the relaxing space, featuring comfortable furniture, a television, outdoor patio, and a place to play cards.

After 5:00 p.m., the drop-in Par 3 Lounge is rentable for residents. Contact the Recreation Department Offices at 949-597-4227 for more information.

The Par 3 lounge is located adjacent to the Par 3 course and starter building. Parking is available at Cul-de-Sac 373.

Introducing the Thrive Project

How Do You Thrive? Laguna Woods Village wants to know!

Laguna Woods Village has created an online community to showcase the many ways that residents are enjoying life and thriving at Laguna Woods Village. With hundreds of clubs and an array of activities, Laguna Woods Village wants to show the world what we are all about!

The Thrive Project is a collaborative online project created for the residents, by the residents. Residents are invited to use their smart phone, video camera, or still camera to capture special moments when they are thriving and upload them to for others to see. Share how you celebrate life: this destination is all about your experiences. Show the world what brings you joy!

Visit now to see how your neighbors are thriving and to learn more!

Avoid the Scams!

By Laguna Woods Village Security Director Tim Moy

Over the course of my law enforcement career, I had the opportunity to directly supervise or manage multiple investigative teams. One such assignment was the Economic Crimes Detail where I witnessed firsthand the shameless criminal enterprises that target our elderly communities. I was well aware of the frauds, scams and other forms of theft aimed indiscriminately at various demographics across our county, however, what was most appalling was the directed attack against our seniors.

Even with laws in place designed specifically to protect our senior citizens, financial elder abuse continues to be a growing problem within our society. Sadly, criminals who make a living stealing from others have no moral compass and will not hesitate to swindle the hard-earned life savings of unsuspecting victims, especially seniors. As you know, most criminals are opportunistic in nature and will prey upon those who offer the greatest return at the lowest risk of being identified and/or prosecuted. Unfortunately, in many cases, seniors fall within this group and potentially make ideal targets.

Despite ongoing efforts to educate our communities on the most current scams, many will still become victims. Although some forms of theft are difficult to avoid, staying informed and vigilant are the first steps to identifying and preventing a potential scam.

Keep reading for a few of the more common financial scams occurring within our region...

The Community Center

The Laguna Woods Village Communtiy Center is located at 24351 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92653 (949) 597-4200. 

Many facilities at the Laguna Woods Village Community Center are available to residents, clubs and organizations.
Keep reading for details!