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Happy 4th of July!
ONEgeneration will be closed
on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Have a Safe & Happy Holiday!
Message from Our President & CEO

"Exciting news! I am very pleased to announce that ONEgeneration was notified by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), their National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), that ONEgeneration has been accredited! We are the only Senior Center in the State of California to have this accreditation.

This arduous almost 12 month process involved compiling supporting documentation related to the National Senior Center Self-Assessment and National Accreditation Manual, an on-site review of documentation and the Center by a certified Peer Reviewer, and a review of the Peer Reviewers’ findings and recommendation by the National Accreditation Board. To advance the quality of senior centers nationwide, NISC developed the program with nine standards of excellence for senior center operations. These standards serve as a guide for all senior centers to improve their operations and position themselves for the future. I congratulate the ONEgeneration staff for this tremendous accomplishment.”

Eva Chow Goetz
President and CEO
JOY - Joining Old & Young Intergenerational Programming
ONEgeneration is very pleased to announce the expansion of its program offerings with the addition of Grandparents as Parents (GAP). For 31 years, GAP has provided impactful support, services, and advocacy to meet the needs of grandparents (and other relatives) who are raising children at risk. The transition is effective July 1, 2018. GAP services will resume after a short hiatus on July 9, 2018.

“The strategic alignment of our complementary programs, innovative services, and person-centered organizational cultures will bring new synergy to the advancement of our shared goals and “intergenerational missions',” says ONEgeneration CEO, Eva Goetz. “It is a privilege to welcome GAP into the ONEgeneration family of programs and to bring together our combined 70 years of diligent service to our communities’ vulnerable individuals and families.”

“Joining ONEgeneration is a tremendous opportunity to maximize GAP’s financial resources and improve efficiencies,” adds GAP Executive Director, Carmen Garcia Hoffman. “It will strengthen GAP’s community impact by extending geographic reach and access to a greater range of services for the 2,500 families served by GAP each year.”

ONEgeneration is committed to the well-being of our community and the integration of GAP into our family of intergenerational programs.

Our graduating "Tigers & Leopards" Preschool Class of 2018 said goodbye to their senior "neighbors" with a special slideshow presentation highlighting their activities together over the past year.
All In Together
Last month, The Eisner Foundation  and  Generations United released a report about the benefits of Intergenerational shared sites called " All In Together".

ONEgeneration is honored to be included in this important report. Read it Here
ONEgeneration preschoolers made Father's Day frames with their senior "neighbors". The rocks on the frame were symbolic of the how a Father can be the "rock" of the family.
Below are photos from our Preschool Graduation Night, including the "Tigers & Leopards" ages 4 and 5 years old and President and CEO Eva Goetz addressing the families.
In celebration of Father's Day, fathers were invited to attend a special Breakfast with their preschool children. Lots of smiles in these photos!
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

Encino Farmers Market
8 am to 2 pm
at the Encino Farmers Market

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& reserve your appointment
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Enter sponsor code: onegeneration
Summer is in full swing at the Encino Farmers Market. For those who are barbecuing on the 4 th of July, Autonomy Farms has grass fed beef or natural chicken and of course don’t forget the fresh corn from Underwood Farms . Stop by Valdiva Farms for a great selection of Heirloom Tomatoes for your summer salad, such as Brandywine, Cherokee Chocolate or Black Cherry which are considered the top variety of Heirloom Tomatoes in California. Stone fruit is also now in abundance at the market and G-Farms has an extensive selection. Their nectarines are the best I have tasted this summer. 
Also , Underwood Farms Yellow and Red Watermelons are now in season and are the perfect dessert on a hot day!

Hope to see you Sunday at the Onegeneration Encino Farmers Market.

Carole - Farmers Market Manager
Market Match is available every Sunday for a match up to $10!!
Guest Articles
Keeping a loved one with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia safe at home can be much less challenging when following a few basic steps. The tips below will provide some simple ways to secure your home and reduce the risks your loved one faces.

  • Register a Bracelet: The MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who may wander off. You can register an individual online through the Alzheimer’s Association. This is a 24-hour emergency response service, and annual renewal is $35. 
  • Install Motion Detectors: Some motion detectors today have video capabilities, and some even have responsive automated voices that can talk back. Installing these devices around the house helps you watch your loved one from wherever you are.
  • Remove Rugs: Rugs are the number one cause of falls in the home. 
  • Take No Solicitors: Consider posting a “No Solicitors” sign at the front door to avoid any unexpected visitors. Also, have other family members pick up the phone because a person with Alzheimer’s disease can often be the victim of telephone exploitation. 
  • Set Up Locks: Keep hazardous materials such as medications, weapons, plastic bags, remote controls, kitchen or power tools, cleaning products, small appliances, or anything valuable locked up and away from reach. Consider removing locks from the bathroom in case your loved one locks themselves inside. However, do not keep doors locked to prevent anyone going in and out since this is a fire hazard. Instead stick to video monitors and door alarms.

Article Courtesy of of Silverado Beverly Place
Lori Michiel, NASM-CPT

*ONEgeneration offers many exercise classes like Zumba. See our Senior Enrichment Center's class schedule for more information.
The Importance of Building Muscle Mass
Here are more reasons for older adults to strength train based on a study from the University of California, Los Angeles that indicates a new link between improving muscle mass and longevity.

Muscle mass can be a critical component to longer life. Not only does muscle mass contribute to a healthy, balanced system, it can also help if you should fall. Do you have the power in your lower body, upper body and core to easily pull yourself up? Building muscle and strength can also assist with your balance and can relieve pain.

In an American Journal of Medicine study which examined mortality rates (of all causes) among 3,000 participants, when muscle mass was measured, it was discovered in men 55 and older, and women 65 and older, that total mortality was significantly lower in those who did not lift weights.
If you want to start a program of strength/resistance training, it’s best to begin with a thorough health history evaluation. It’s important to know your current medical condition, medications and if there are any planned surgeries. Also coming into play are conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Community News
Caregivers Wellness Day
Thank you to  Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles  and  Supervisor Sheila Kuehl for organizing last month's SFV Caregiver Wellness Day at the  Zev Yaroslavski Family Support Center . ONEgeneration was happy to be part of this event. For more information on ONEgeneration Caregivers services please click HERE.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Presentation
Many thanks to  Bet Tzedek, the non-profit Law Firm, for presenting a workshop titled Tools & Tips for Avoiding Senior Financial Scams on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day last month.
Senior Center Save The Dates

  • Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 AM: Free Hearing Screening - each consultation will take 10 minutes. Flyer

  • Tuesday, July 10th - A Sentimental Journey Down Memory Lane: Happy Notes Concert - 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Light refreshments following the concert, suggested $2 donation. Flyer

  • Wednesdays, July 11th to August 1st from 1 PM to 2 PM: Painting The Masters Class taught by Lesley. Signup sheet will be in the main office. Flyer

  • Thursday, July 12th, 10 AM to Noon: Mixed Media Workshop taught by Cris Gordy Watercolor Artist. No experience necessary, call 818-705-2345 to register. Flyer

  • Friday, July 13th from 9 AM to 4 PM, Senior Center Thrift Corner 50% Off Sale - Some Items $1.00. Flyer

  • Saturday, July 14th at 2 PM The Valley Harmony Singers present the 12th Annual Quartet Ice Cream Social: Beach Party Barbershop. Admission $15.00 Flyer

  • Thursday, July 19th at 10:30 AM, The Benefits of Drinking Water Workshop presented by SCAN. Flyer

  • Thursday, July 26th, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, New Horizons Greenlight to Mobility Free Introductory Senior TAP Card Workshop taught by Joanne D' Antonio. Learn best use of buses and subways. Bring photo ID to apply for a Senior TAP card and be ready to take a photo. Flyer

  • Thursday, July 26th, 10 AM Learn How to Manage Stress with the Stress Busters Dr. Paul Longobardi and Janice Longobardi R.N. Flyer

  • 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

  • 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. 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

  • Oxnard Salsa Festival, Saturday, July 28th, Festival celebrates all things salsa with food, music and dancing. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the food booths. Trip leaves at 9:30 am and returns 5:30 pm, cost is $43.00. Flyer

To RSVP for this trip 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 us at
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
Planned Giving
Make ONEgeneration part of your legacy through planned giving. To learn about the possibilities please contact Sue Sexton at 818-708-4756 or email
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 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.
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
Thank You to all of our Partners and Supporters
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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.
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!
Just Released:
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.
Important link for Senior Disaster Preparedness. This information is for Seniors and by Seniors.


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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.
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