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A Lifeline, Not a Luxury

OPICA serves as an extended family for its clients, providing consistent and quality care that reassures families that they are not alone. For most, our services are not a luxury but a lifeline. Learn how philanthropy insures that costs do not prevent our support from reaching your family , click  HERE
12th Annual 
Forget-Me-Not Luncheon

OPICA is proud and honored to recognize Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns with the 2017 Founders' Award on June 22nd. Please save the date, click HERE for details.
Alzheimer's... Understand The Current STATS   HERE
Geri's List 

This directory was developed to support patients and CAREgivers of the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program. Users identify and review local services for older adults, including those affected by dementia.  To login, you will need our access code - OPICA. Give it a try and let us know what you think HERE
Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those With Early Alzheimer's

The New York Times shares details from a study proposing physical activity as an experimental treatment for dementia. In the study, subjects with early-stage Alzheimer's disease are helped to bolster physical abilities and slow memory loss, click HERE to know more.

Leaving a Legacy

Do you know how to choose an estate plan that puts you in control of what happens to you in the event of a disability? In this FREE Seminar you can come to understand when, how, and to whom your life's work will be distributed, click  HERE for details.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Learn how to Care for yourself while Caring for a loved one. You will learn techniques to:
  • Reduce personal stress
  • Communicate your needs effectively
  • Manage emotions while coping with difficult situations
  • Use best approaches for comforting and gaining compliance
Presenter  Carol Hahn, MSN, RN delivers this series on SIX consecutive meetings at several locations in the community. 

Six Mondays:
APRIL 3 - MAY 8, 2017
Six Tuesdays:
APRIL 25 - MAY 30, 2017

4:00 - 5:30 PM
5:00 - 6:30 PM

OPICA, Stoner Park
11759 Missouri Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Beach Cities Health District
514 N Prospect Ave
Redondo Beach
To learn more about this workshop click HERE.
Why I Chose Dementia Care

I've always felt a strong instinct to care for people. I really appreciate the members here and I  believe  that after a long and full life, they are very deserving of care.

My Favorite Things About Working at OPICA

I love the dancing and singing. It gives us a chance to get real one on one time with the members.  Even though they tend to forget things, I still learn so much from them and their past lives.
"I May Be Forgetful"

This 2-minute video animates a dementia poem written to elevate awareness about living with dementia. It shows how to support, nurture, and stay connected to loved ones with memory difficulties. 

There are symptoms that can identify the onset of Alzheimer's  disease  or another form of dementia. These important signs can lead to early interventions,  click HERE to KNOWmore.

"Why OPICA?"

Ever try to explain OPICA to a friend? Share our video instead!  In just 3 minutes, learn how and why OPICA provides support for older adults with memory loss and their families.
Individual Support for CAREgivers

Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one with memory problems? OPICA's counseling services support those learning to cope with relational challenges, depression, grief and the many obstacles associated with memory loss, chronic illnesses, and care provision. We support clients towards expanding options, click HERE for more information.

Notecards Featuring Original Art by OPICA Members

With a minimum donation of $25, you can order a set of four beautiful cards, each one includes a photograph and brief biography of the artist on the back. Every time you send a card, you help bring awareness to the individuals coping with cognitive impairments. Click HERE for more details.