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2018 Daily News Readers Choice Awards Voting is now Open
It's that time of the year again...Please VOTE for us!
The Los Angeles Daily News presents the 19th Annual Readers Choice edition later this summer with the best of LA. This can include your favorite restaurants, dentists, bakeries, etc. 

Please take a minute to vote for ONEgeneration in the following Categories:

Miscellaneous:  Best Nonprofit

Place:  Daycare Center, Preschool & Farmers Market

Voting ends JUNE 30th
JOY - Joining Old & Young Intergenerational Programming
Intergenerational Memorial Day Flag Project
UCLA Intern with Adult Daycare Senior
Photo taken the last day of the semester showing the artists with their work
Teen Art Program
The ONEgeneration Intergenerational Teen Art Program was taught by Imagination Connection at our Senior Enrichment Center this semester. ONEgeneration Seniors in the class worked along side teenagers from Magnolia Science Academy 5 High School in Reseda.
10th Annual Senior Symposium Recap
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor
and all of our other
sponsors, staff, volunteers, partners,
vendors and attendees who helped make the
10th Annual Senior Symposium last month a huge success!

1,000 seniors and the caretakers attended and
over 850 free health screenings were performed!
Presenting Sponsor Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Neighborhood Councils
ONEgeneration Team
Free Vision Testing
Exercise Demonstrations
Informational Resources
Reseda High Cadets Volunteers
National Charity League Registration Volunteers
National Charity League Lunch Volunteers
Adult Day Care
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

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Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner:
Last month’s column dealt with congestive heart failure and explained that the weakened heart muscle would lead to fluid buildup in the body. The discussion of cardiological issues continues this month. Heart failure is a chronic disease that needs lifelong management. The goal of treatment is primarily to decrease the progress of heart failure in order to decrease the risk of death and the need for hospitalization, to control or eliminate symptoms that diminish the patient’s quality of life.

Doctors sometimes can correct heart failure by treating the underlying cause. Repairing a heart valve or controlling a rapid irregular heart rhythm may reverse heart failure. But, for most people the treatment of heart failure involves a balance of the right medications and, in some cases, use of devices that help the heart beat and contract properly. Salt (sodium) intake must be limited. Sodium is found naturally in many foods and it is added for flavoring or to make food last longer. Too much sodium contributes to water retention which makes the heart work harder and may lead to shortness of breath and swollen legs, ankles, and feet. Lower sodium intake should result in less fluid retention, less swelling, easier breathing.

Depending upon symptoms, one or more of the following medications might be of value. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) are medications that work as vasodilators, medications that widen blood vessels to lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and decrease the workload on the heart. Beta blockers slow the heart rate, reduces the risk of some abnormal heart rhythms, and limits some of the damage to the heart. Diuretics, often called water pills, increase urine flow, keeps fluid from building up in the body, and decrease fluid in the lungs allowing easier breathing. Digoxin (digitalis) increases the strength of heart muscle contractions and may also slow the heart rate. More than one medication may be necessary to treat heart failure. Although many cases of heart failure cannot be reversed, treatment can improve symptoms and help you live longer.
Thank You Corporate Partners!
Over 40 Keller Williams Realty employees volunteered during a special JOY Intergenerational outdoor Field Day last month. The volunteers assisted with activities for the ONEgeneration preschoolers and their adult daycare senior “neighbors” which included a bean bag toss, drumming, hand painting, Hula Hooping, Frisbee throwing, bubble making, arts and crafts. Throughout the year, Keller Williams also hosts food drives for the ONEgeneration Nutrition Program. We are so grateful for this partnership.
Thank you to the Omron employees who volunteered in our Adult Daycare and Childcare Centers again last month. The preschoolers and their senior neighbors
enjoyed your artistic skills during the JOY Intergenerational arts and crafts activity and the younger children appreciated your help during story time! We look forward to continue working with
Omron employees in the future!  
Thank You - NCJW Los Angeles
Thank you to the National Council of Jewish Women LA for the donation of gift baskets filled with toiletry and first aid items which will be given to our home bound older adults. Thank you for your generosity and dedication to your community!
 If your family or social group would like to get involved or make a donation please contact
Many Thanks to Lanai Road Elementary School

The students at Lanai Road Elementary School had a Mitzvah Week of Giving last month during which they donated flowers and a fruit basket to the to the seniors at our Senior Enrichment Center and of course the seniors were thrilled! Thank you to the students for your thoughtfulness and to the parents of Team Lanai Cares for facilitating such a wonderful donation.
Encino Farmers Market

Stone fruit season will be in full swing this month at the Encino Farmers Market with a plethora of peaches, nectarines and apricots to choose from. One of our farmers, G Farms never disappoints, with at least 8 varieties of organic peaches grown throughout the summer you are sure to find the perfect peach for you.

I would like to welcome three new vendors to the market: Gourmet Specialties is a local farm that sells fresh greens, herbs and a few veggies.  Soup Bazaar offers at least 8 varieties of hot soups along with a few frozen soups each week.  While in the market’s Food Court try a breakfast burrito, taco or quesadilla from Romeo at Taco Poblanos .

See you at the Encino Farmers Market every Sunday 8 AM until 1 PM! Plenty of free parking. SNAP/EBT accepted at this market.
Market Match is available every Sunday for a match up to $10!!
8am to 2pm
at the Encino Farmers Market

Please register and reserve your appointment to give, skip the wait!
Guest Article
Paul Davis

California and other states licensed CA agent since 1984    

This information is brought to you as a public service by Paul Davis of Paul Davis and Alberta Bellisario Insurance Services (CA license 0669770),

Planning to Relocate? Where You Move May Affect Your Medicare Plan
I’m experiencing a number of clients “cashing in” on their California real estate investment and moving to other states. I also have seen a number of clients move within California.
If you’re on a Medicare Advantage plan, moving out of state or to another county will likely require you to enroll in new plans as you will no longer be in your plans’ “service area”.  You only have emergency coverage when you are out of your service area. If you’re on a Part D Plan this will impact you if you move out of California .

You have a 60 day window of eligibility during which you should make that transition. In dealing with all the various aspects of selling, moving and buying a new home, addressing insurance doesn’t always figure in. You must notify Medicare and Social Security of your new address. This is a prerequisite to being able to enroll into a new plan in your new state or county.
It is prudent to examine potential new plans in the area to which you are relocating. Sometimes a different zip code or county can make a significant difference in the pricing and number of plan options available.

If you are losing a Medicare Advantage plan, I recommend enrolling into a Medicare Supplement plan at least for the transition. This is one of the exceptions where you can enroll on a guaranteed basis.  By doing so, you can continue seeing your providers in California (in most cases) and you can see any Medicare contracted providers in your new location. During the annual enrollment period every year (October 15 to December 7) you will then have the option to sign up for a local Medicare Advantage plan having had a chance to find new providers. If you prefer, you can enroll into a new Medicare Advantage plan right away when you move.   

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In honor of Mother’s Day, ONEgeneration’s Preschool demonstrated their gratitude for all the hardworking mothers and caregivers by providing our families an opportunity to sit collectively with other families and enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast. The mothers and children also had their photos taken as a way to remember this extraordinary morning. 
Congratulations Graduates!
Thank you to 12th grade graduating class of the National Charity League, San Fernando Valley Chapter! These volunteers have assisted ONEgeneration, and several other local nonprofits, since they joined NCL in the 7th Grade. Their commitment to philanthropy and leadership development is to be commended.
Senior Center Save The Dates

  • Thursdays, Starting June 7th - Four Week Guided Autobiography Workshops - A SCAN Community Service. Orientation is June 7th from 10 - 11 am. Following workshops are Thursday, June 14th, 21st, 28th and July 5th from 10 am until noon. Flyer

  • Thursdays, Starting June 7th - Six Week course - Powerful Tools for Caregivers - an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Size is limited and registration is required, call 818-705-2345 to sign up. Suggested $5 donation per class to cover the cost of the workbook. Flyer

  • Friday, June 8th - Take Control of Your Diabetes - 10:00 am. Free class presented by Marie Parma, R.N. , call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Friday, June 15th - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Tools & Tips to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse - 1:30 PM, presented Bet Tzedek Legal Services. 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

Upcoming Travel Opportunities

  • Saturday, July 7th the Marvelous Wonderettes Show - Featuring over 30 classic hits of ’50 and ’60. Cost is $82 and includes dinner from Olive Garden - depart at 11 am and return at 7 pm. Flyer

  • Saturday, July 14th, French Festival at Oak Park in Santa Barbara. French Festival is back to celebrate French cultural history. Great food & Wine vendors, non-stop entertainment on three different stages.  Depart at 10 am and return at 6 pm. Cost is $38.00

To RSVP for these trips or to tell more about other upcoming trips, contact our Travel Department at 818-708-6604, M-F 9 AM to 2 PM or
email us at
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
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
Have you re-registered in the Ralph's Reward Card giving? Each year starting September 1 st participants are required to re-register so that ONEgeneration can continue to receive your donations.

You can register for the new term online at or by calling 800-443-4438. Even if you previously registered and selected ONEgeneration as your nonprofit of choice you are still required to register again every year beginning September 1 st
Time To Update
Your Ralphs Card -
Even if you were
Previously Enrolled

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at , click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’. If you don’t have computer access, please call 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

Thank you to all our Ralphs Community Contribution donors! By using your Ralph’s Reward card while shopping ONEgeneration has received funding that helps us keep our programs running. 
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.
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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Trending at ONEgeneration
When you donate to ONEgeneration you can request to honor, recognize, celebrate or memorolize 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 to active older adults. Bargains Galore!
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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.
June Tributes
In Memory of Jim Siracasa, son of Joe Siracasa with warmth and hugs for Joe and the family. Know my thoughts are with you. Pat Wile (Dance Class)

In Honor of Rita Funk from Karen Newman
In Appreciation for our Daughter Sherijo Damico’s well-being, Love Gloria and Joel Pollack

In Memory of Sandy Heidt, wife of Horace Heidt from everyone at ONEgeneration

In Loving Memory of Genevieve Sotelo, mother of Yvette and Linita, grandmother of Dominque and Samantha, sister of Yvonne & Rosemary from Sue

In Tribute to my good friend Marion Lovelace who introduced me to your fine organization. Thank you so much, Elmo Maiden

In Honor of Rita Funk from Loren and Stacie Funk

In Honor of Carol Pullman from Judy Rutt

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