August 2017
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Encino Farmers Market

Summer Fun
The kids from child care got to spend time with their neighbors scooping out cool watermelon treats on a hot July day with fresh watermelons from our Sunday Encino Farmers Market.  What a perfect afternoon snack!

The Sages & Seekers program is looking for Senior participants to share their personal history!
Senior of the Month
About two years ago, Rita was looking for another place to volunteer and that is when she found One Generation. Before coming to the center, Rita used to be an executive assistant for the President of an International Company for over 25 years.
Rita was born in Yverdon les Bains (French part of Switzerland) and learned to speak French, Italian, Spanish, Swiss Dialect German and English. She came to the United States in 1967 first to New York, where she learned English and worked as a nanny. After that she went to Mexico City to see the 1967 Olympic games and from there went to California. She attended school and continued to be employed as a nanny until she got the job as an Executive Assistant. 

Rita is a very busy person but she loves it! When she is not volunteering in the Travel office, she volunteers at an elementary school for 2nd graders in Tarzana.  She also volunteers at the Tarzana Community/Cultural Center and in her spare time helps friends organize their houses or heads down to the pool to read.

Rita is truly a gem and is hilarious! If you get the chance to know her then do it!
Seniors Preforming for Seniors
Thank you to Ukulele Instructor Eli and his class from our ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center for their wonderful Hawaiian themed performance at our Adult Day Care today. The Ukulele class meets every Tuesday from 1 - 2:30 pm at the Senior Enrichment Center.
Encino Farmers Market
The summer is in full swing.  Underwood Farms has mouthwatering yellow and red watermelons along with cantaloupes and other melons. Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak now, try a purple Cherokee or Brandywine.   Visit our newest vendor, Jerome who makes gourmet pickles.  We are glad to welcome back NUVO Olive Oils who carry three Organic extra virgin oils along with a few new infused olive oils such as blood orange and Meyer lemon, along with their own olives stuffed with blue cheese, garlic, and jalapenos.  See you Sunday

Open every Sunday
8 am til 1 pm
We accept SNAP/EBT & WIC!

Lots of free parking

Follow us on Facebook to see which trucks will be at the market each Sunday
8/6/17  -  Epic Tacos
8/13/17 - Reeses Truck (Ice Cream)
8/20/17 - Epic Tacos
8/27/17 - Green Truck
9/3/17  -  Grilled Cheese Truck

Dr. Stern serves as the Medical Director of ONEgeneration's Adult Day Healthcare Program.  He reviews participant care plans and makes recommendations for enhanced care.  Dr. Stern is available as needed for consultation on medical concerns.

If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration. 

Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner
Last month’s column was the first in a series about diabetes mellitus.  I had planned to continue discussion of that disease this month, but the findings in a recent publication, The Lancet, a British medical journal, are so startling and interesting that I thought it best to review it here and postpone the diabetes discussion until next time.   

Dementia may be the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century: around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and this number is predicted to triple by 2050.  The report suggests that more than one third of global dementia cases may be preventable by addressing specific lifestyle factors. These potentially modifiable risk factors have been identified at multiple phases across the life-span of an individual, not just in old age.  

We believe that alterations in the brain seen in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease begin as early as twenty years before the first symptoms appear.  The report indicates that stresses that begin in early childhood severely impair brain health in later life. These stresses include limited education, (failure to complete more than eight years of school), poverty, family fractures, and poor prenatal health. In midlife, hearing loss is one of the most powerful, and fixable, drivers of dementia risk. Other modifiable risk factors include high blood pressure and obesity. In later life, smoking, physical inactivity, diabetes, depression and low social contact also represent modifiable risk factors of dementia.  

Many people have the potential to reduce their risk of cognitive decline, and perhaps dementia, through simple, healthful behavior changes. On a public health level, societal interventions based on this evidence could be extremely powerful in managing the human and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Senior Enrichment Center
Thank you to HealthCare Partners Medical Group for Presenting Celebrity Chef & Creator of “The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite” brand, Doreen Colondres who presented a healthy low-carb, full flavored cooking demonstration and educational workshop on July 28th at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center.  The house was packed and the food was delicious!
Class of the Month
Navigating Hope
Wednesdays 1-2:30 pm
This popular class has been meeting for five years now.  As the class leader Donna explains, "Navigating Hope is talk about issues and problems, but with optimism. We try to see what can be gained, what's the silver lining, where's the opportunity for growth." Donna starts the discussion with announcements, and goes around the table and anyone who wants to can make their own announcement or share something with the group. Harvey pipes up when it is his turn: "My wife and I have been married for 53 years. People ask how can that be? I say, there are two problems people have when they're married: sex and money.  We don't have either, so we don't have any problems!"

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Senior Center August Highlights

  • Monday, August 7th from 1 til 2 pm, Belly Dancing Class,              in room MP2, flyer

  • Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30 am, Free Hearing Screening, Flyer

  • Tuesday, August 15th at 10 am Burn Prevention for Seniors Presentation, Flyer

  • Wednesday, August 16th 10:30 to 11:30 am.  Learn About Relief From Chronic Pain by Neurosurgeon Andrew Fox M.D. presented by Providence Health & Services Southern California, Flyer

  • Thursday, August 17th from 10:30 to 11:45 am, UCLA Memory Training Program, this a multi-week training Thursdays August 17th until September 7th,  Flyer

  • Thursday, August 24th from 10 - 11:30 am, Healthy Snacks Presentation, Flyer

  • Thursday, August 24th from 10 – 11 am, Staying Hydrated & Cool This Summer, Presented by Naama Weintraub, RD., CDE, CSOWM from Healthcare Partners, Flyer

  • Thursday, September 14th at 10:30 am, Release Stress Now Presentation, by a certified hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner, Flyer

  • NEW CLASS: Sing-a-Long Karaoke!. Wednesdays from 2:40 - 4:30 pm.

  • Science 4 All class is starting on September 6th from 1-2:30 pm in the Community Room.

  • Tuesdays from 10 am - 5 pm Haircuts & Simple Manicures by Jocelyn, $5 donation, call 818-705-2345 or stop by main office to book an appointment, Flyer

Ways to Support ONEgeneration
Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to ONEgeneration
Click on the AmazonSmile link to log into your Amazon account and to select ONEgeneration as your non-profit.  Remember to log into AmazonSmile each time you make an Amazon purchase so that ONEgeneration receives the donation.
Register Your Ralphs Reward Card to Benefit ONEgeneration
Clink on the Ralphs logo to go to their website. Click on Sign In, enter your email address and password, click on your name, click on edit community contributions.  You must register your nonprofit every year.  If you have correctly signed up you will see ONEgeneration listed as your non-profit at the bottom of your receipt.
ONEgeneration is looking for volunteers!  If you would like to learn more about how you can volunteer in one of our many departments at ONEgeneration please email volunteer@onegeneration.org
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Virtual Reality Tour
Homewatch Caregivers came to our Day Care campus with their mobile unit to give Dementia Tours to our Adult Day Care staff.  The tours enabled participation via virtual reality goggles to see what life is like for people living with dementia.  " I tell me clients everyday I know what you are going through but now I can truly say I walked in your shoes."  Rita, Adult Day Care Activities Coordinator
In Appreciation
On July 20th the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center had an Oral  Health Day Sponsored by a grant from LA Care Health Plan.  Over 25 seniors received free dental care.  We are so  grateful to LA Care for this wonderful gift and to Dentex for bringing the mobile dental unit to OSEC.  
ONEgeneration work like to thank the Rotary Club of Greater Van Nuys for their generous gift to help support our programs.  You can see the good work of the club on their website or by joining their group on Facebook.

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Tales From the Road
ONEgeneration is now overseeing the Calabasas Meals on Wheels program in which we currently serve 23 homebound seniors in the west valley. This program is 100% supported by volunteer drivers daily.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that help to support this program.  If you are interested in being a homebound meal driver please email volunteer@onegeneration.org 
Quote of the Month
We receive many notes and emails with feedback about our programs.  Starting this month we would like to share a quote of the month highlighting how our programs help seniors and their families.  This month's quote: "My mom, Natalie wanted me to tell you how wonderful your meals are!! She really enjoys them. She wanted me to let you know how delicious they are!!  Thank you!!" L.

Harold's Help Desk
Are you in need of assistance?  Stop by Harold's Help Desk at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center.  The Social Services Coordinator will be able to assist you at the center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am til 5:00 om.  Feel free to give her a call at 818-708-6624.
Dental Services
Do you need dental services?  ONEgeneration can help through our partner Dentex Dental Group.  Call 818-705-2345 to sign up. 
Message Therapy
Did you know that every Wednesday you can come by our Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda to get an amazing chair massage by Maria from 9:30 am til noon?  
The fee is only $3.00.
Dr. Belczyk is a Podiatrist who is at the our Senior Enrichment Center every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30 pm til 2:30 pm by appointment only.  Please call 818-705-2345 to schedule an appointment. 
Thrift Corner Shop
Stop by our ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment's Center's
Thrift Corner Shop, Mondays through Fridays open from 10 am until 2 pm to find some great deals and thrift store treasures.  Our merchandise changes often.  Bargains Galore!


Looking for a Safe Place
to Dispose of Old Prescriptions?
Do you have expired or unused medications?

MedCenta Pharmacy at
6401 Platt Ave,
West Hills, CA 91307 has a medication disposal where you can safely dispose of medications to keep the environment safe.
August Tributes
In memory of Marian Houck from Carol and Stu Zimring

In memory of Gregory William Boyaner

In memory of Alice Berg from Carol and Stu Zimring

In memory of Barbara Widolf

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