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ONEgeneration Newsletter
March 2017
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Senior Enrichment Center

18255 Victory Blvd

Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 705-2345

Adult Day Care
17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 708-6625
Childcare and Preschool
17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 708-6377

Trending at ONEgeneration

Meals for Home Bound Seniors: Stories from the Road that Touch Our Hearts

A homebound meal recipient let her meal driver know she would soon be moving into an assisted living facility. She was happy about the move but saddened because she could not keep her beloved cat.  The meal driver, who also was very fond of cats, knew that the only way his client would be happy was if her cat found a new loving home. The meal driver started telling his other meal clients about the situation. What a surprise when one said they wanted the cat. The owner was overjoyed to know that her cat would be in another senior's home and be visited daily by the same caring meal driver.
"Harold's Help Desk" 

Are you in need of assistance? Stop by
Harold's Help Desk at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Carla will be able to assist you at the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays form 8:30am -5:00pm. 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 to get an amazing chair Massage by Maria from
9:30am-12pm?  The fee is $3.00.  We are at 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335

Do you need a Podiatrist?

Please call to make an appointment to see Dr.Belczyk.  He is at the Senior Enrichment Center every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm by appointment only.
Call 818-705-2345 to schedule a time.

Looking for Part-time Employment or a Roommate?

Visit our Employment and Shared Housing Bulletin Boards at our Senior Enrichment Center
at 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335

Ways to Support ONEgeneration


ONEgeneration Travel

Click on the Ralphs logo to link your rewards card to contribute donations to ONEgeneration.  This will not affect your personal rewards. Log in, then go to the Community Contributions program and select ONEgeneration. You must re-register each year for ONEgeneration to continue to receive donations. 
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Help at our Encino Farmers Market any Sunday from 7am to 1pm
  • Deliver a meal to a homebound senior
  • Help in a Childcare Classroom
  • Teach a class at the Senior Center
  • Help in the office and more....

Did You Know That You  
Can Rent Our 
 ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center for Your Next Event?

Occupancy is 450 persons, and we have approximately 66 available parking spaces. The auditorium is 4,800 sq ft while all of OSEC is approximately 12,000 sq ft.  Includes chairs and tables.
A Great Place to Host:

Bar Mitzvahs



Wedding Celebrations


Meetings and more...

For information regarding rentals at the Senior  Center  please call (818) 705-2345
18255 Victory Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91335

(Corner of Victory/Etiwanda adjacent to Reseda Park)
For all other ONEgeneration rental  opportunities  including parking lot space please contact Adam at (818) 708-6637.

And remember, your rental fees will help support our programs.
Looking to advertise your business
to the community?  

You can have a booth at our weekly Encino Farmers Market.  Now accepting vendor applications.  Over 2,000 community members attend the market each week.  The vendor fee is $100 for Business Vendors (non-sales vendors).  There is a limit of 2 vendors per week. 


To find out about this marketing opportunity please email Jodi at


Do You Have Questions About Medicare?

See our Partner Paul Davis' Ad at the bottom of this page.

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"Mardi Gras", French for "Fat Tuesday" was celebrated at ONEgeneration on Tuesday, February 28th with live music, dancing and even a Conga Line!  Masks were decorated the day before by our  seniors with volunteers from UCLA.


ONEgeneration's Sages & Seekers, an 8 week Intergenerational Program designed to bring together teens and seniors to share their unique gifts, is now in full swing. The goal of this program is to pair seniors with a local high school teen with whom they meet once a week to share your life experiences.  Many students say that in their fast paced lives of texting, tweeting and technology, they are relieved to have 60 minutes to have a real conversation with someone!

The presentation on the 7th week is a celebration!  The Seekers will read the essays they have written about their Sages. Check back next month to see photos from the celebration. 

OSEC Senior Story of the Month
In 2009, Jean's daughter discovered ONEgeneration and found it was an amazing place for seniors to come together and be active. She told her mother about it and that is when Jean started volunteering.

Before coming to ONEgeneration Jean worked for the LAUSD for 26 years working with students with special needs as a Special Ed assistant. She also worked for 2 years with seniors at Loyola Marymount College for a program that had seniors help take care of babies. After that she came to volunteer with ONEgeneration.

When she isn't at the gym or spending time with her daughter, Jean is here at ONEgeneration. On Tuesday's you can find her at the Front Desk, Wednesday's and Thursday's she's working at ONEgeneration's Thrift Store and whenever staffing is short she will help out at the Snack Corner and Bingo. Jean cares about the people at ONEgeneration so take a few minutes to say hello and get to know her!  She is a valued part of the of our team and inspires us all! 

OSEC Class of the Month
 Tai Chi Chuan
Thursdays 10 - 11:30 Instructor: Janette Shelburne

Tai Chi was originally conceived as a martial art, developed by Chinese monks who wanted to be able to defend themselves. Today, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is suitable for all ages and has many health benefits. Indeed, some consider it to be a form of "meditation in motion". Instructor Janette Shelburne is engaged in her own study of Tai Chi, and she is able to pass on what she learns to her students at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center. "It's great for your sense of balance and can help prevent falls," says Janette. "It is also good for the mind, and can be challenging. For example the sequence we are learning has 108 steps! But it is done with a lot of concentration at a calming pace. We concentrate on coordinating breathing with graceful, slow-motion movement. This gets oxygen flowing to the brain, increasing energy and improving coordination.

"One of her students, Dan, relates that when he started with Janette's Tai Chi class around two years ago, he wore an oxygen tank on his back constantly, just to be able to breathe. But today there is no sign of that tank. "This class has helped me so much, I don't need the oxygen anymore! I only keep it around for emergencies," says Dan.

Encino Farmers Market  
Spring is in the air and what better place to visit than the Encino Farmers Market. St Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th so stop by one of our wonderful farmers to pick out a cabbage for you traditional corn beef and cabbage meal.

Did you know that almost 100% of artichokes grown in the US come from California?  California artichokes are available all year but the peak season is March through May.  Artichokes are rich in minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium and iron and very low in calories, so stock up and enjoy.  

Nuvo Olive oils have added new flavors to their repertoire. See Alex for a sample tasting of Lemon Oil & Fig Balsamic or my favorite Basil Oil with White Peach Balsamic combination which is great for a refreshing salad dressing. See you Sunday!

Lots of Free Parking
Open every Sunday 8 am til 1 pm  
Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner -

This issue will inaugurate a series of articles about various subjects that I hope will interest you.
As a retired gastroenterologist I am still particularly interested in gastrointestinal illnesses. People often ask me about colorectal cancer, so I will begin this series by writing about this disease.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. There were almost 100,000 new cases reported last year.

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body's digestive system. Colorectal cancer almost always begins as a growth called a polyp, an abnormal growth which may form on the inner wall of the colon or rectum. Some polyps become cancerous over time.

Doctors use a colonoscope to check the inside of the colon. A long, flexible tube with a camera on one end is inserted into the rectum and then advanced to the cecum, the first part of the colon. All suspicious growths can be biopsied for diagnostic purposes. If polyps are found, they can be removed. This procedure is a colonoscopy. Since the onset of the disease usually begins after age 50, screening for colorectal cancer should begin soon after you turn 50, then continue at regular intervals after that.  

The slow course of growth from precancerous polyp to invasive cancer provides an opportunity for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Screening can prevent cancer through the detection and removal of precancerous growths, as well as detect cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more successful. As a result, screening reduces colorectal cancer mortality both by decreasing the incidence of disease and by increasing the likelihood of survival.
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.  If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration.  Dr. Stern is available as needed for consultation on medical concerns .

ONEgeneration Receives Mother Joseph Grant

ONEgeneration was awarded a grant f or a $10,000 from the Mother Joseph Fund.  The work being done at ONEgeneration reflects the spirit of Mother Joseph, a valiant Sister of Providence who is responsible for the many ministries that now operate in five western states under the banner of Providence.  From her base at Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia River, Mother Joseph, architect and builder, laid the foundations for schools, orphanages, hospitals, places of refuge, and asylums for the mentally ill.  In an age, when gold, exploration, and adventure were the motivating drives, Mother Joseph safeguarded resources to assure care for the poor and vulnerable of her day.  In her memory, the grant is awarded from monies set aside by Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana in order to more deeply imbed the Providence mission into the Valley communities. 
ONEgeneration's Adult Day Care program proudly accepts Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits.  Please contact us at 818-708-6625 to learn more.
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If you enjoy our newsletter content and learning about new programs and classes, or seeing pictures of our fun activities, wonderful volunteers and those we serve...check out our facebook page  
We post pictures and information almost daily! You can find an announcement of a free health screening coming up, pictures from a party we just had and maybe see one of yourself! If you see something that you like...don't forget to LIKE it or SHARE it with others.
Don't forget to check out our Encino Farmers Market page as well. All proceeds from this market support the services provided by ONEgeneration. On the Encino Farmers Market  page you can find information about new vendors, our Market Match Incentive program and more...
See fun pictures like this one of our Beginning Tap class at the Senior Center on our Facebook Page.
March Tributes and Dedications
In loving memory of Delaine Werner,  
dear old high school friend, I will miss you.   
Love, Marilyn Faber

In memory of Ms. Marilyn Leifer,
from Carol and Stu Zimring
In memory of Barbara Widolf
To make a tribute in memory of a loved one or 
to recognize a ONEgeneration supporter please 
contact Sue at (818) 708-4756 or  
Donations will be followed by a personalized message in our upcoming newsletter and message on your behalf will be sent directly to the family.
Senior Enrichment Center February Highlights
VA Benefits Presentation:

Gerald "Gerry" Kane, Esq. gave a wonderful presentation on VA Benefits on February 9th to a full house,  Gerry has helped many veterans and their spouses receive much needed benefits over the years and is an expert in navigating available resources.

ONEgeneration strives to help the brave men & women who served our country live healthy balanced lives.  Please call ONEgeneration if you are a veteran in need of services at 818-708-6624. 

Balance Assessments:

ONEgeneration's Physical Therapist Debbie Martin and her intern from CBD College Adrian gave free balance assessments at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center. Thank you to all of those who attended and learned valuable information about themselves and things to work on.

Balance Presentation:

Providence Health & Services presented a very informative talk on balance and fall prevention at our Senior Enrichment Center on February 15. Another well attended presentation.  This is the first in a quarterly speaker series. Stay tuned for upcoming topics.

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 - 11:30 am, My Tax Education, presented by Bet Tzedek. 

Monday, March 6, to Monday April 10, 2017 9:30 to 11 am in the community room. Healthier Living, Living Your Best Life.

Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 am Tap Card Presentation by  Joanne D'Antonio of New Horizons. 
Tuesday, March 28, 10:30 - 11:30 am, My Tax Education Presented by Bet Tzedek.

Monday, March 13,10:30 am - Noon,  Updated 2017 Traffic Laws

Tuesday, March 14,
10:30 am - 2 pm.
Virtual Reality Session presented by Lumeum.  Space is limited so call 818-705-2345 to sign up.

Tuesday, March 14,
10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Complimentary Hearing Screening, Call 818-705-2345 to sign up.

Monday, March 27, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Dr. Magda Lenartowitz's "Ask a Geriatrician" this month's topic is "Intimacy & Sexuality" .  Dr. Lenartowitz is the Medical Director of Comprehensive Senior Care Program at Sherman Oaks & Encino Hospital.

Friday, March 31, 2 - 3:00 pm, Stress Less, presented by Kaiser Permanente, this is a pre-course to the upcoming Mind, Body & Health series which will run from April 7 - May 12.

ONEgeneration is proud to announce our presenting sponsor for our 2017 Senior Symposium on Saturday, May 20th: Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Helpful information from the
ONEgeneration Childcare Program

ONEgeneration Child Care's
Parent's Advisory Group
is hosting the  
Annual  Kid's Yard Sale  
on March 11th
from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm
in the ONEgeneration parking lot
17400 Victory Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406 

Save The Date!

Every year, ONEgeneration celebrates deserving accomplishments at our annual Enriching Lives Gala and on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Skirball Cultural Center , we are excited to be doing so once again!

We will present the "Enriching Lives Award" to Allan Cutrow and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP in recognition of Allan's personal dedication to civic engagement, to the non-profit sector, and the firm's 108 year history and commitment to philanthropy.
To acknowledge the leadership and the support he provides to non-profit organizations in the San Fernando Valley and applaud his role in CRESA's corporate philanthropy, ONEgeneration will present the "Leadership Award" to Rick Pearson and CRESA.
For more than 20 years, the National Charity League, San Fernando Valley Chapter, has donated thousands of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars to ONEgeneration. In recognition of this dedication and support we will present to them the "Share the Care Award."  
If you or your company are interested in being a sponsor for this event please click here for more information.  
THANK YOU to Food Forward & Your Volunteers!

Food Forward is a local nonprofit that rescues fresh local produce that would go to waste get to those in need.  ONEgeneration partners with this organization as a recipient of their Backyard Harvest Program.  We receive fresh fruit such as oranges, pomegranates and lemons and distributes those donations to homebound seniors or older adults at our Senior Enrichment Center.  In 2016 Food Forward provided ONEgeneration with 5,902 pounds of fresh produce to distribute to our senior population

One fruit tree can yield hundreds of pounds of fruit, which is generally far too much for one family to consume. That's where Food Forward's flagship program, Backyard Harvest, comes in. Volunteers pick fruit from trees on private properties and public spaces, and 100% of what is collected is donated to local hunger relief agencies.

If you have a fruit tree at your home please contact Food Forward. Their volunteers will pick the fruit and leave you, the home owner, with what you and your family could use and will donate the rest to an organization that will distribute the donations to those in need.  

On Friday, March 17th we will be serving Corned Bee f and Cabbage for lun ch at our ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Call 818-705-2345 for more details.