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Partnership Opportunities

JOY - Joining Old & Young Intergenerational Programming
Grandparents as Parents is now an Intergenerational Kinship Program of ONEgeneration. Our dedicated GAP team members are passionate advocates who believe every time we positively impact one child or one kinship caregiver, we are one step closer to changing our community. When caregivers are overwhelmed, when they find doors slamming in their faces, we step in and advocate on their behalf. We provide connection and support, breaking the isolation kinship families face when parents can no longer parent. Success is not guaranteed, but we persevere as we strive to keep moving the dream forward.

Program Quotes:

  • "There is nothing more wonderful than being able to talk to a supportive group with shared experiences. Very often we have the same problem, it is so great to have a" group think" on how to solve it. Our group facilitator is so loving and giving. She passes on important information that we can all use. I would be lost without this group." Lisa, Grandparent Guardian

  • "When Gina was about 12, I was told about GAP. I hadn't know about it before, although she had lived with us since she was 4. I loved the way GAP responded when our group discussed how wonderful it would be if the kids, teens, could have their own group, to know they weren't alone in this bewildering situation - it was tough for them in school to deal with questions about why they didn't live with their parents. I love that our group facilitator found a way for the teens to have their own group. GAP has been the place where I could actively share my thoughts and concerns, positive and negative, and not be judged. It's a place I made friends, too, with peers I hadn't known were out there." Nancy, Grandparent Guardian
The ONEgeneration preschoolers and their senior "neighbors" celebrated the 4th of July early by making red, white and blue hats together.
Intergenerational art activities last month also included painting crafts together.
Childcare Garden
In the Spring of 2018, our ONEgeneration Parent Advisory Board decided to fund the start of our school garden. This led to a group of very enthusiastic parents who got together and built three large raised garden beds. With the help of parents, teachers and our children, and a lot of love, the garden has blossomed into beds of gigantic cucumbers, melons, tomatoes and squash! Through gardening, our children are learning and strengthening areas of environmental stewardship, community and social development, healthy lifestyles and academic achievement. All the produce raised in the garden is enjoyed by the children at snack-time!
Cantaloupes
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Adult Daycare





Adult Daycare
is now open Saturdays
 
Does your loved one (adult with dementia or in need of supervision) need care on the weekend? ONEgeneration’s Adult Daycare specializes in dementia care and is now providing services the first Saturday of every month.

Services include supervised activities, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and assistance with personal care.
Hours: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $70 /day – private pay only*
 
For eligibility criteria and information about enrolling, please contact      
Lucy Nalbandyan DM, MSW, Program Coordinator at (818) 708-6634 or by
email: adultdaycare@onegeneration.org

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 .

Stern Geriatrics
16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 360
Encino, CA 91436
818.986.6009


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Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner:
This month, I will alter my discussion of the various geriatric syndromes that I have spoken about the past two years, to talk about spinal stenosis, a problem that frequently befalls those of us over 50 years of age. Earlier last month, I underwent surgery to treat my own lumbar spinal stenosis and its associated symptoms.

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back and leg pain. As we age, our spines change. The normal wear and tear effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal stenosis. Arthritis is the most common cause of spinal stenosis. The spine is made up of vertebrae, small bones that are stacked one on top of the other. Muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral disks are additional parts of the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs when the space around the spinal cord narrows, exerting pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerve roots. This may cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs.

People with spinal stenosis may or may not have back pain, depending on the degree of arthritis. Since spinal nerves relay sensation to specific parts of the body, pressure on the nerves can cause pain in the areas that the nerves supply. Pain that radiates down the leg, sciatica, is caused by this pressure. As pressure on the nerve increases, numbness and tingling may be experienced in addition to the burning pain. Once the pressure reaches a critical level, weakness can occur in one or both legs .

Nonsurgical treatments may help. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation and reduce swelling around the nerve, steroid injections around the nerves or in the epidural space (epidural injections) can decrease swelling as well as pain. It is comforting to know that surgical advances now enable minimally invasive surgical decompression which allows for less aggressive surgery, shorter or no hospital overnight stay, and speedier recovery time.
Encino Farmers Market
Underwood Farms Yellow and Red Watermelons are now in season and are the perfect dessert on a hot day!

Beylik Farms are well known for their tasty tomatoes but they also carry a nice selection of peppers, such as Pasilla, Fresno and Anaheim all of which are in season at this time.  We would like to welcome a new vendor Fresco Pasta  a small company on the west side of LA who makes their own fresh pasta in their restaurant and brings it to our farmers market along with a nice variety of fresh cheeses every week Carole - Market Manager

The Encino Farmers Market is open every
Sunday from 8 am until 1 pm at
ONEgeneration 17400 Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys
Plenty of free parking
All proceeds benefit ONEgeneration Senior & Intergenerational Services
Community News
Thank you to the volunteer team from Intuit who participated in an Intergenerational Field Day for our ONEgeneration preschoolers and seniors last month. Intuit Volunteers lead several activities like face painting, bean bag toss game and drum circles seen below.
Senior Enrichment Center 

  • Friday, August 3rd, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, New Horizons Greenlight to Mobility Free Advanced Senior TAP Card Workshop taught by Joanne D' Antonio. Covers the use of smart phone and computer to ride efficiently. WiFi will be provided. Flyer

  • Friday, August 3rd, Heart Disease Prevention & The Latest Treatments presented by UCLA Health Cardiologist Ramin Assadi, MD, FACC from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, RSVP at 800-516-5323. Flyer

  • Friday, August 10th Summer Luau 2:00 to 4:00 PM sponsored by HealthCare Partners. Free blood pressure screenings! Music, refreshments and giveaways. RSVP by August 8th: 818-705-2345. Flyer

  • Mondays August 13th to September 24th (No class Sept. 3rd) DEEP Diabetes Empowerment Education Program. 10 AM - Noon. Those who complete all six classes will receive a gift card. To reserve your space for six sessions call 888-227-3463 or visit HealthyWayEvents.com. Flyer

  • Tuesdays in August, 14th, 21st and 28th from 10:00 AM until Noon, Free Caregivers Workshop: Savvy Express presented by Alzheimer's of Greater Los Angeles. Understand Alzheimer's and dementia, learn what to do when daily tasks become challenging, identify techniques to reduce caregiver stress. Meets once a week for 3 weeks. Flyer

  • Wednesdays August 15th, 22nd & 29th, Caring for Someone with Mid-Stage Alzheimer's (3 Part Series) 10:00 - 11:30 AM, presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Attendance at all 3 sessions is not required, call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/socal to register. Flyer

  • Thursday, August 16th, The West Coast University School of Pharmacy presents Safe Medication Practices for Better Health 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by Free Glucose Screenings 11:00 AM until noon. Flyer

  • Thursday, August 23rd, CHP Age Well-Drive Smart, 10:30 AM, Free presentation designed to help seniors tune up their driving skills. Flyer

  • Friday, August 24th Nutrition Bingo at 10:30 AM presented by Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service. Learn interesting facts about nutrition while playing Bingo. Flyer

  • Friday, September 14th Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM presented by Regal Medical Group. Light refreshments will be served. Flyer

Computer Classes
Sign-up for "One-on-One" computer classes at the Senior Center!
Learn the basics or get help with your specific needs. Our high school and college students are waiting to help you. Call 818-705-2345, or click here to email
Upcoming Travel Opportunities

  • Fun Zone Boat Cruise & Harborside Restaurant Lunch, Saturday, September 25, 2018. Enjoy lunch at the famous Harborside restaurant in Newport Beach and then take a 90 minute sightseeing cruise at 2 PM. Trip leaves at 10:00 am and returns 6:00 pm, cost is $73.00 and Lunch is included, reserve your seat by 8/25/2018. Flyer

  • California Avocado Festival, Saturday, October 6th. The festival takes place in Carpinteria. The food venues have lots of avocado dishes. Come hungry and enjoy some mouth watering creations. There are also lots of vendors with different varieties of food and musical performances! Trip leaves at 10:00 am and returns 6:00 pm, cost is $39.00. Reserve Your Seat by 8/31/2018. Flyer

To RSVP for these trips or to learn more about other upcoming trips,
contact our Travel Department at 818-708-6604, M-F 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
or email travel@onegeneration.org
The National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER) is a national resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults. On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. they will host a FREE webcast called: Eviction Defense: Helping Older Tenants Remain at Home. Click Here to Register

More older adults are choosing to rent, rather than purchase homes. Older tenants are particularly at risk of eviction due to unaffordable rent increases, or retaliation for complaints regarding code violations. Moreover, as adults age, landlords may be reluctant to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities. Affordable housing is an important option for older renters, as it may offer reduced barriers and helpful amenities, but older adults may face other challenges preserving their tenancies in such housing. This legal basics webcast will present a general overview of the tenants’ rights, examine one state’s process, and discuss defenses to eviction and other effective strategies to counter displacement.
If you are interested in going to this Free screening of Don Carlo, please visit the Travel Department any weekday open 9am to 2pm to reserve your spot on the bus.
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
Your donation supports:
  • $5 Senior Center Classes
  • $10 Weekend Homebound Meals
  • $20 In-home services for frail seniors
  • $50 Care-giving Support Services
  • $100 Grab Bar Installation
  • $300 Month of homebound meals for a senior couple
While City and State funding is continually being trimmed, the needs we are meeting are ever-growing. We depend on community member donations to keep our programs running. Thank you in advance for your support.
Planned Giving
Please consider the Seniors, Children & Families by remembering ONEgeneration in your estate plans. To learn about the possibilities please contact Sue Sexton at 818-708-4756 or email development@onegeneration.org
Ralphs Reward Card Donations
Register ONEgeneration as your Ralphs Reward Card's designated nonprofit and we will earn donation funds each time you shop at Ralphs. Register online at www.ralphs.com or by calling 800-443-4438.
Amazon Smile Donations
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.
Donate Your Vehicle to ONEgeneration
Donate a car, truck, motorcycle, or RV to ONEgeneration and help build stronger communities. Each vehicle donation supports the senior services and intergenerational programming of ONEgeneration. Everything will be handled for you, including free pickup.
Do you have a few hours a week or month to give?

Currently we are looking for Home-bound Meal Drivers, Thrift Store assistance at the Senior Center, a Ballroom Dance Teacher and more....check out the volunteer page of our website to learn more.
Thank You to all of our Partners and Supporters
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Trending at ONEgeneration
Tales from the Road
After a fall and hospitalization, our new meal client in her 80’s was so grateful to have the help of our Care Management team and Nutrition Staff. They helped her get the assistance needed to receive delivered meals as she recovers. We thank all of our staff members for their dedication to their clients and helping those in need. 
Tributes
When you donate to ONEgeneration you can request to honor, recognize, celebrate or memorialize someone. Check out our Tribute Section to see this month's dedications. Donate Here
Harold's Help Desk
Are you in need of assistance? Stop by "Harold's Help Desk" at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Jennifer, 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 pm. Feel free to give her a call at 818-708-6624.

Client quote: " I’d like to thank you most sincerely, for all of the help you’ve given me and my mother. From the very beginning you have made us feel like you care. I especially appreciate the excellent work that you are doing and hope that ONEgeneration takes into consideration the example you’ve set in helping our families feel grounded and supported." Robert
Massage 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? Massages are available from 9:30 am til noon? The fee is only $3.00.
Podiatry & Wound Care
Podiatry & Wound Care services are available the first Wednesday of every month. Please call main office at 818-705-2345 to schedule an appointment.  
Thank You
ONEgeneration would like to thank The Encino Chamber of Commerce, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's, McDonald's at Victory and Reseda and Costco for their food donations. These donations are greatly appreciated by our seniors.
Thrift Corner Shop - located in the Senior Enrichment Center
Support ONEgeneration by shopping at our "Thrift Corner" Store, located in our Senior Enrichment Center at 18255 Victory Blvd. in Reseda (corner of Victory/Etiwanda). This shop is open Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Our merchandise changes often so stop by regularly to get the best selections of gently worn clothing from nice stores and designers and household items. All proceeds support the services and programs offered by the Senior Enrichment Center for active older adults. Bargains Galore!
Tributes
In memory of Ms. Ilonka Aufrecht
from Carol & Stu Zimring 
Resources
Inspector General Warns Public
About Social Security Impersonation Schemes
The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about ongoing Social Security Administration (SSA) impersonation schemes. SSA and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have recently received several reports of suspicious phone calls claiming to be from SSA.

In one case, an automated recording states the person’s Social Security number (SSN) “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity,” and the person should contact a provided phone number immediately to resolve the issue. The call concludes by stating if the person does not contact the provided phone number, the person’s assets will be frozen until the alleged issue is resolved. In another case, a caller claims to be from “SSA headquarters” and waits for the person to provide personal information, such as an SSN, address, and date of birth. In January, the OIG shared similar information from the Federal Trade Commission, which reported an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.

SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone. If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via  https://oig.ssa.gov/report .

Acting Inspector General Stone continues to warn citizens to be cautious, and to avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it. “Be aware of suspicious calls from unknown sources, and when in doubt, contact the official entity to verify the legitimacy of the call,” Stone said.

If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy. (Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call Social Security’s TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.)

The Senate Aging Committee's 2018 Fraud Book
The United States Special Committee on Aging just released the following resource book called Fighting Fraud: Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation's Seniors. Click the link below to view.
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Do you have expired or unused medications?

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6401 Platt Ave,
West Hills, CA 91307 has a medication disposal where you can safely dispose of medications to keep the environment safe.
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