February 2021 News from OPICA
 OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
You are never too old
to set another goal
or to dream a new dream

― C.S. Lewis  

in Place: Growing Older at Home
"The stairs are getting so hard to climb."
"Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner."
"I've lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home."

These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—"I want to stay in my own home!" The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called "aging in place." This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.

How to Plan Ahead to Age in Place
Planning ahead is hard because you never know how your needs might change. The first step is to think about the kinds of help you might want in the near future. Maybe you live alone, so there is no one living in your home who is available to help you. Maybe you don't need help right now, but you live with a spouse or family member who does. Everyone has a different situation.

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NEW Online Day Program at OPICA - OZ

Are you looking for daily activities for your loved one?

Do you miss having coffee with a friend or relative?

Would you like to add something new to your daily routine?

Join the NEW Online Day Program at OPICA. OZ - OPICA on Zoom.

OZ is a daily interactive program for older adults and those experiencing memory loss, easily accessible from a single zoom link. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday, OZ engages seniors with activities including exercise, cultural adventures, cognitive activities, home art experiences, and musical engagement and performances.

With our new OZ programming you have low-cost options to have meaningful days shared with others. Yes, OZ – OPICA on Zoom. One low price will keep you engaged and busy Monday through Friday.
Questions about OZ? Reach-out to Sara at sara@opica.org or (310) 478-0226

Online Day Programs Continue
Join us every week for one, two or as many groups as you want to be part of.
Mindfulness Based Art Group, Nisei Group,
Spirit Builders Group, Art Class,
Friendship Group, Storytelling, and Ladies Lounge.

At OPICA we strive to bring you an assortment of excellent online programs. Please check out the links below for all of our online programs, and hopefully we can spark your interest in joining!

All of our groups are facilitated by Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and trainees

Sara Kaye 
for more information about these groups
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with OPICA

No Passport Necessary

Hop on the OPICA train or plane and see amazing sights from the comfort of your couch or chair. We may be stuck at home, but our computer can take us anywhere. Jet lag not included.

Kenya - Tsavo East National Park live cam - Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, leopards and other animals live from Savannah.

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis - Click through and see magic in the Canadian sky. This is NOT a webcam. But beautiful individual photos of the wonderful Northern Lights.
OPICA Partners are dedicated to helping adults with memory loss and their families by making automatic deductions every month to their credit or debit card. You choose how much you will give and for how long. You may change your amount or cancel at any time.

Become an OPICA Partner with your monthly gift today.

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Our members at OPICA become our extended family during the day. We care for them and love the time we spend together. In the past four months these wonderful friends have passed away. We experience a great sorrow each time we learn of one's passing.

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved ones. The memory of each one is a blessing.

We remember and honor:
Judith H.
Emil B.
Gary T.
Robert (Bob) A.
Maria G.
Lou L.
Errol C.
Diane S.
Marie H.
Alice T.

And our beloved pianist Malou
Thank You
to our
Wonderful Foundation Donors for Your Support
Free OPICA Zoom Workshops
Savvy Express
Free online class for Caregivers
Six classes starting
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact Carol Hahn, RN CarolHahnRN@gmail.com
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