Hula performers share aloha spirit with Thelma Kieffer
Hui O Hula recently helped Thelma Kieffer celebrate her 101st birthday. A Mutual 4 resident for 16 years, Kieffer moved from Michigan during her early 20s; she has one son, and she used to love travelling with her husband. When asked for the secrets to her longevity, she responded that she has good genes, eats well and stays active. Kieffer has a joy for life and says living in Leisure World definitely has been good to her.
The performers are looking forward to entertaining Lyndell Philips for her 99th birthday on Aug. 20. Philips has been lived in Mutual 12 for more than three decades and worked as a switchboard operator for the Health Care Center for more than 20 years. Dancers who want to share their aloha by performing are welcome to join in.
Besides performing inside and out the LW gates, having fun dancing together is the main goal for the hula club. Hui O Hula offers traditional Hawaiian dance lessons twice a week. Basic hula for beginners is taught at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., followed by a regular class session at 2 p.m. On Tuesdays, lessons are offered upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 1-2:30 p.m. Anyone who prefers to dance by following along or simply enjoys listening to live island music is welcome from 3-5 p.m. All classes are free.
For more class or performanceinformation, contact Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242.