October 2017
Senior Enrichment Center Links

Partnership Opportunities

Intergenerational Month Highlights:
We had so much fun this year during intergenerational month! Here are some highlights from the pancake breakfast, the Mad Scientist presentation, the outdoor Field Day and some creative art projects.
You can see the awards ceremony here at http://fernandoawards.org/
Congratulations to Paul Davis The 2017 Fernando Award Recipient!
ONEgeneration extends it's warmest congratulations to our long time partner Paul Davis who was named the 2017 Fernando Award recipient. The award is given annually to a person in the SFV who has exhibited great volunteer work in their career.
Paul Davis Insurance has been and consistent supporter of ONEgeneration and our services.  Please find his ad below for more information.
Volunteer of the Month:
Sigmund Diamond

Sig Diamond, a native of Los Angeles recently retired in 2016 after enjoying a long career working in the Garment Industry and as a Plant Manager for a local Public Warehouse. Prior to his retirement, Sig has always had a passion for volunteering and giving back to the local community. For many years, Sig was a Big Brother with the Jewish Home and helped Blind Children all throughout High School. Sig was also a volunteer for the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Hotline and his most recent accomplishment is volunteering for Providence Senior Peer Counseling Services. Sig is currently in the process of obtaining a Para Professional Certificate in Counseling Services.

Married for 54 years to his High School Sweetheart whom he met when he was 13 years old, Sig has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. When he is not volunteering as a Senior Peer Counselor or spending time with his family, Sig has recently become very involved with ONEgeneration, specifically the Senior Enrichment Center. Sig is a Co-facilitator in the Unzip your Lip class held every Tuesday afternoon from 2:40-4:00 pm. Sig also assists with the delivery of Panera Bread every Friday and also is often found re-designing the Thrift Corner as the seasons change. ONEgeneration is very thankful for all of Sig’s time and dedication towards not only being there for the members of ONEgeneration, but for his generous donations and kindness towards everyone who walks in the door.
Encino Farmers Market
Persimmons are in season! 

Make your own Persimmon Bread:

1 c persimmon pulp
2 t baking soda
3 c white sugar
1 c veg oil
4 eggs
1 ½ t cinnamon
½ t nutmeg
1 ½ t salt
2/3 c water
3 c flour
1 c walnuts (optional)

Share your favorite Persimmon recipe with us on facebook @EncinoFarmersMarket

Market Manager

Follow us on Facebook @EncinoFarmersMarket
Almost every week there are new vendors at the market, please take a minute to walk around and find them. 

Open every Sunday
8 am til 1 pm
We accept SNAP/EBT & WIC!

Lots of free parking
Double your food dollars this October with Market Match! For families with children ages 5 and under, spend up to $20 of your CalFresh benefits, and receive up to $20 extra for fruits and vegetables!
Market Match is available every Sunday for a match up to $10!!
Red Cross Blood Drive     
at the Encino Farmers Market
Sunday, October 8th  8am to 2pm

Avoid the wait and register at   http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Enter sponsor code: onegeneration

Save the Date for Our Fall Boutique happening on Sunday, October 22nd at the Encino Farmers Market. We will have over 25 additional special vendors which include:

Arbonne International -nutrition- skin care -Follow on Facebook @arbonne

Pygmalion - jewerly and accessories

A Beaded Needle - jewerly and accessories

Mum and Mini -kids clothing -Follow on Facebook @mumandmini

Origami Owl -custom jewerly -Follow on Facebook @OrigamiOwl

Lipsense -lip stick

Little Al's Creations - pixel products, bracelets, duct tape. Follow on Facebook @littlealscreations & Instagram @liplovebyali

Emi Sofi Jewelry - gold filled boho style jewelry, follow on Instagram @emisfiajewelry

Breannas Boutique by 31 - tote bags, lunch boxes, purses, follow on Twitter @breanasboutique

Magicas Gemas - gemstones and handmade jewlery 

Keep Collective - personalized jewelry

LulaRoe - Lularoe Clothing

Pretty Little Treasures - stuffed holiday items, ornaments

Four Generations - jewelry and succulents

Miss Breebot - handcrafts/jewelry, follow on Twitter @BreebotArt

Mommy Jewelry - bracelets, earring, necklaces, follow on Facebook @MommyJewerly

Hair Displays by Renee - unique hair bows and sports ribbons

Lysa's Loft -   hand painted wine bottles

Jazzy Knits - hand knitted shawls, jackets/tops

Ed's Quilts - handmade quilts for kids and animals, on Facebook @Ed's Quilts

Rachel's R&F - Rodan & Fields   Beauty products

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
Diabetes is a chronic disease for which there is no known cure, but it can be treated and controlled. This is important because significant medical problems result when it is not properly treated.

The major long-term complications relate to damage to blood vessels. Diabetes doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease; about 75% of deaths resulting from diabetes are due to coronary artery disease. Stroke and peripheral artery disease also develop when large blood vessels are damaged. The primary complications that involve small blood vessels include damage to the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Damage to the eyes can result in gradual vision loss and blindness. 

Damage to the kidneys can lead to diminished kidney function and kidney failure requiring dialysis. Damage to the nerves can lead to impaired sensation and pain at the sole of the foot leading to gait instability with increased risk of falls.

There is no known preventive measure for type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 85-90% of all cases, can often be prevented or delayed by maintaining a normal body weight, engaging in physical activity, and consuming a healthful diet.

The goals in managing diabetes are to:

  • Keep blood glucose level as near to normal as possible by balancing food intake with medication and activity

  • Maintain blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels within the normal range by decreasing the total amount of fat to 30% or less of total daily calories, and by reducing saturated fat and cholesterol

  • Control blood pressure. The goal is to keep it lower than 130/80

Next month I will review the medications available for the treatment of diabetes.

Senior Enrichment Center
Thank You to Galpin Motors and their Volunteer Team
Galpin Motors volunteers joined us on a Saturday last month to paint the Meeting Room at the Senior Enrichment Center. This room is used for small group activities and services such as senior tax preparation. These helpful volunteers also helped with cleanup around the center that day. We are so grateful for their dedication and assistance.
The new semester of Sages & Seekers Program has started!
20 seniors mentors have been paired with 20 High School Seniors from High Tech LA. They will meet for eight weeks to get to know each other. Stay tuned for more images next month.
Class of the Month

Belly Dancing




Ossana Terterian 

Come get your shimmy on and learn the art of Belly Dancing at ONEgeneration. The instructor, Ossana Tertetrian, has been dancing for most of her life and teaching classes for the past 10 years. She started teaching at ONEgeneration at the end of the summer in 2017. Ossana is a very communicative and energetic teacher. “Dancing is my passion. It’s what I love sharing. I’m at my best when I’m dancing. It’s my therapy, relaxation, you name it.” She says. 

In 2014, The Journal of Women and Aging published a small study on the effects of belly dancing classes. They found that classes could bring physical benefits, new social networks and social visibility to participants. Women in the study said that belly dancing “helped them cope with physical and psychological changes during menopause by boosting their feelings of overall health.” Others said that the self-confidence they achieved through dancing in public spilled over into other aspects of their lives.
Middle Eastern Dance Festival
Seniors tasted Middle Eastern treats and learned Middle Eastern Dance on September 8th. The fun and informative event was sponsored by Remedy Home Health Care and HealthCare Partners!
Senior Center October Highlights
  • Wednesday, October 4th Flu Shots by Walgreens 10 am - 1 pm. Flyer

  • Thursday, October 5th Assemblymember Matt Dadabneh hosts A Town Hall on Senior Issues from 2 - 3:30 pm. Flyer

  • Thursday, October 12th Flu Shots by Walmart 10 am - 2 pm. Flyer

  • Monday, October 16th through November 12th California Healthier Living - "Living Your Best Life", Thursdays 9 - 11am. OSEC Activity Room, Flyer

  • Wednesday, October 18th, Senior Fraud Forum, Schedule: Light Breakfast 8:30 am, Program 9:15 to 11:30 am, Exhibits Open 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Flyer

  • Friday, October 20th Wellness Friday - The Healthy Way of Drinking with Joanne Tarah. 10 am - Noon. Flyer

  • Friday, October 27th, HALLOWEEN DANCE Sponsored by Health CarePartners Medical Group, 2 - 4 pm. Flyer

  • Starting in October, New Class: Zumba Gold with Instructor Joanne. Mondays 2 - 3pm in MP1 & MP2, Free to Silver & Fit members. Flyer

  • Tuesdays, NEW CLASS: Ballroom Dancing, 3:30-4:30 pm, Flyer
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 www.ralphs.com 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 www.ralphs.com , 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 volunteer@onegeneration.org
6 Years in a Row!
We are so grateful to the readers of the Los Angeles Daily News for choosing ONEgeneration as the Best 2017 Non-Profit in Los Angeles County! This will be our 6th consecutive year being honored.

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Annual Appeal
Did you know that when you donate to ONEgeneration during our Annual Appeal that you can request to honor or recognize someone? Check out our Tribute Section to see this month's dedications. Donate Here
Home Bound Meal Delivery Stories
"I know that Mary is always looking forward to her daily meal because she does not get many visitors and counts on me to also bring in her 2 newspapers since she is no longer able to walk down the driveway to pick them up on her own." "She also saves her funny cat stories for my visit and can't wait to tell me what new adventure her cat had since my last visit!" Lisa, Home Bound Meal Driver
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.
Dental Services
Do you need dental services? ONEgeneration can help through our partner Dentex Dental Group. Call 818-705-2345 to sign up. 
Message 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 Panera Bread, Western Bagel, and Costco for their product donations. The low income seniors that we serve appreciate this extra source of nutrition.
Thrift Corner Shop
Stop by our ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment's Center's
Thrift Corner Shop, Mondays through Fridays open from 10 am until 2 pm to find some great deals and thrift store treasures. Our merchandise changes often. Bargains Galore!
Please donate locally by supporting ONEgeneration's many programs including meal deliveries to low income, fragile seniors. These programs assist older adults in staying healthy and aging in place longer.
Important link for Senior Disaster Preparedness. This information is for Seniors and by Seniors.

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.
October Tributes

In recognition of Jaylyn from Case Management by Stephanie Milka
"In recognition of Jenna Hauss & her staff for their dedication to the people, the classes & all she does for us”

In memory of my beloved wife Rosalie from Ernest Hilger

In honor of Jo Anne McColloch (volunteer at ONEgeneration) from Margaret Kawasawa

In honor of the Case Workers from Lori Michiel

In honor of Jo Anne McColloch (Tuesday & Friday Dance Instructor) from Bobbe Aiona

In honor of Stu Zimring from the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles

In memory of Attorney Charles H. Clark, Jr. He and Hollis McCray-Clark were married over 27 years and both had a private practice of Criminal Defense and Civil Trials. He was an attorney for the people. He cared about all of his clients

In memory of David Goetz by Eva Goetz

In memory of Barbara Widolf

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