Intergenerational Programs
Teen Programming

ONEgeneration's Spring session of Teen programming at John R. Wooden High School started in February. Students from this schools' Girls Build LA Club visited the ONEgeneration Intergenerational Campus to learn about ways they can get involved and volunteer after school. We look forward to partnering with these students and helping them find a way to connect to another generation in a meaningful way. 
We are also offering a series of speakers to the students (including Teen Parents or those living with young children in the home) that range in topics generally not covered in their daily curriculum. These engaging presentations have cover the dangers of "Texting While Driving", "Marijuana Use and Vaping" and "the effects of smoking around young children and infants". In addition coping skills are discussed including anger management, conflict resolution and relationship building.
ONEgeneration's Intergenerational JOY Program
Joining Old & Young

Recently as part of our Joining Young and Old intergenerational program, 17 students from UCLA completed their winter session of service learning "Frontiers in Human Aging" course with our Adult Daycare program. Our seniors started their day being greeted by these helpful volunteers with smiling faces. These compassionate students helped our more challenged seniors in activities and would also just sit and listen and talk with those not interested in participating in an activity at that time. The social interactions for our seniors with dementia were just as meaningful and enjoyable for these young students eager to reach an aging population. 
Program Pictures of this Month
Save The Date
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, stop by one of our wonderful farmers to pick out a cabbage for your traditional corn beef and cabbage meal and stop by Etheridge Farms to get your organic raisins for your Irish soda bread! 

There are a couple of months left to stock up on those tasty apples from Cayuma Organic Farm such as the Pink Lady or Fuji varieties. We also are happy to welcome Rodrigo’s Nuts and Dried Fruits to our market family. 
Stop by to say hello next Sunday.
Market Match is available every Sunday for a match up to $10!!
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.

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

Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner: Atrial Fibrillation
This month’s column will continue the discussion of heart disease, specifically the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation. Normal heart rhythm is regular, between 60 and 100 beats per minute, with a constant interval between each beat. The heart has four chambers: the upper two are the atria and the lower two are the ventricles. With each beat of the heart, an electrical discharge (current) causes the muscle of the atria and ventricles to contract and pump blood. The SA (sinoatrial node) is the heart’s electrical pacemaker. The frequency at which the SA node discharges determines the rate at which the heart beats. The current passes from the SA node in the right atria, through specialized tissue, ultimately reaching the left ventricle which pumps blood throughout the major portions of the body. In a normal heart, the rate of atrial contraction is the same as the rate of ventricular contraction.
Atrial fibrillation is caused by abnormal electrical discharges that cause the atria to beat chaotically and irregularly—out of coordination with the ventricles. The irregular beating reduces the ability of the atria to pump blood into the ventricles, and usually causes the heart to beat too rapidly.
Diminished delivery of blood to the body lead to symptoms that include:

  • Palpitations, (fluttering in the chest)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Complications of atrial fibrillation include heart failure and stroke. One half million new cases are diagnosed every year in the U. S. 

More next month...
Retirement Congratulations
to our long-time
Home-bound Meal Driver
Sandy is retiring in his 80's after being with ONEgeneration for over 23 years delivering meals to frail and home-bound older adults. He took great enjoyment building relationships with his meal recipients, taking the time to talk to each person and ask how they were doing. Sandy always has a smile and a story to tell to both staff and his meal clients. He will be missed by all those on his route that looked forward to seeing him daily, in many cases the only person they interacted with. We wish Sandy a relaxing and enjoyable retirement after so many dedicated years of service.  
Guest Article
Charitable Giving: Thinking Outside the Box

As a CPA, I am often asked about tax advantageous ways to give to charities. One of my favorite recommendations to an individual is to contribute appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds which you have held more than a year. If an individual contributes stock which has appreciated in value since the initial purchase, the individual may deduct the value of the stock at the time of the contribution as an itemized deduction and does not have to pay capital gains tax on the increase in value.

Here is an example of what you may save:
(1) Long term capital gains rate used of 15% federal and CA state tax of 9.3% for a combined rate of 24.3%.
(2) Ordinary income bracket of 24% and CA state tax of 9.3% for a combined rate of 33.3%.
(3) Federal tax benefit of CA state tax deduction not considered due to potential deduction limitation.

For this transaction to be advantageous, the taxpayer must be able to itemize their deductions. In 2018, the standard deduction for single filers will be $12,000 and $24,000 for joint filers. 
One rule to remember here is that the deduction is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). This differs from a 60% limit for donations of cash and short-term property. You can still carry forward unused deductions for five years.

Denise A. Villbrandt, CPA

Denise has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting and finance profession, including over 20 years in public accounting and 10 years in private industry as a small business owner.

Senior Enrichment Center News
ONEgeneration would like to congratulate Vahid Khorsand, Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner and past member of the ONEgeneration Board of Directors, on receiving a "2018 Robert F. Kennedy Award" from the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats last month for his passionate work in the community.

The ceremony took place at California State University, Northridge on February 8th.
Class of the Month
Aerobics/Body Conditioning

Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Instructor: EP McKnight

This energetic class gives you a full body workout! The class starts with stretching to loosen your muscles and to get you ready move through thirty minutes of aerobic routines and movements. The instructor makes the movements repetitive and easy to follow for new class members. Exercise bands are used for light strengthening of your arms and legs, assisting with balance and injury prevention. A relaxing cool down ends the session with motivational encouragement from the instructor. A great workout and way to stay strong and active at your own pace!
Senior Center Save The Dates

  • 3/6/2018 - Tuesday - Book Club every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 10:30 AM until Noon. Flyer

  • 3/6/2018 - Tuesday - California Telephone Access Program, 10:00 AM until Noon. Free hearing screening and free phone for eligible Californians. Flyer

  • 3/8/2018 - Thursday, Tapcard Workshop, Learn to Use Public Transportation, Presented by Joanne D’Antonio from New Horizon's GreenLight to Mobility, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Flyer

  • 3/15/2018 Thursday - Holistic Philosophy presentation- Activity Room, 10:00 AM - Flyer

  • 3/19/2018 through 4/9/2018 Mondays - UCLA Memory Training, Learn Practical Techniques for Enhancing Memory Performance, 1 - 3 PM, Call Jenna at 818-708-6618 to RSVP. Flyer

  • 3/21/2018 Wednesday, March Cultural Celebration: Latin America, 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Activity Room. Flyer

  • 3/22/2018 Thursday, Simply Nutritious & Delicious Healthier Food Choices, 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Flyer

  • 3/23/2018 Thursday - Android Phone Training - 10:00 AM until Noon. Flyer

  • 3/29/2018 Thursday - Speaker Series: Know Your Meds 101 with Jeffery Shukhman, D.O., Facey Medical Group and Providence Tarzana Medical Center - 10:30 AM. 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. Simply call 818-705-2345, or click here to email
Senior Center Travel Highlights

  • 3/6/2018 - Dana Wharf in Dana Point Harbor Whale watching Adventure, explore the ocean in search of whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting marine life!leaves at 10 AM returns at 6 PM. Cost is $48.00. Lunch at Proud Mary's not included. Flyer

  • 3/27/2018 Tuesday - Descanso Gardens - Join us for this guided tour of the botanical gardens located in La Canada. Will also stop by the town of Montrose after the tour. Lunch on your own. Trip leaves at 9 AM and returns at 5 PM. Cost is $42.00. Flyer

For questions please call the ONEgeneration Travel Office Monday through Fridays at 818-708-6604
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.
AMAZON PROMOTION: March 12-31 st Amazon will be giving back 1.5% of purchases for first time Smile users. Please consider signing up between these dates to contribute to use while you shop. 
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
ONEgeneration's 40th Anniversary 2018

Do you have a story to share about your or your loved ones experience with ONEgeneration in the past 40 years? We would love to hear from you. Please email your stories to and we will share a few stories in our 2018 monthly newsletters. Or you can share your story on our Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram using #ONEgenCares
Tales From the Road

Maria, an 86 year old ONEgeneration homebound meal client, asked her daughter to call recently to say how thankful her mother was to ONEgeneration. The homebound meals were so important to her since she can no longer cook and the meals make her feel less of a burden. She also wanted to say she appreciated the little extras ONEgeneration does as well like the Valentine’s Day candy rose she received with her meal as a favor made by ONEgeneration high school volunteers; Maria positioned it in a special place so she could look at it because she said it was so beautiful and made her smile. 
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 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, 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.
March Tributes
In Memory of Karen Maycock's Father
from Carol & Stu Zimring

In Memory of Randy Maycock's Mother from Carol & Stu Zimring

In Memory of Lillian Ackerman
from Bonnie Solomon

Affiliations and Partnerships