November 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.
"Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

~ David Bowie
Exercise and
Alzheimer’s Disease
Hormone found to confer benefits
of exercise on cognitive function.
New insight into the workings of the hormone irisin shows it has the ability to spur the cognitive benefits of exercise, holding promise for treating cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, Harvard Medical School scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found.

In a study published in Nature Metabolism, the research team report that irisin, secreted by muscles during exercise, could be an effective therapeutic for addressing deficits of the brain that result from Alzheimer’s disease.
Fun was had by all who attended our 12th annual OUTSIDER / INSIDER art show, virtually celebrating our OPICA artists. We hope next year's Art Show will return to an in-person event.

People shared their experiences in our art classes, we saw videos, shared pumpkins we had decorated and honored
OPICAans who passed away this past year.

The entire event can be seen here.
Pumpkin Painters
Exhibiting Their Imagination
ORIGINAL OPICA ART
Art Show Art
Is Still Available

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association - Los Angeles Zoo
Saturday, November 6
Team OPICA
Amazing to find a gorilla at the zoo
with an OPICA tattoo!
Team OPICA was out early Saturday morning, November 6th, at the Los Angeles Zoo walking to support the Alzheimer's Association.

Thank you to all of our walkers supporting this wonderful cause.

We will also have a booth this weekend, Sunday Nov 14th, starting at noon for Alzheimer's Los Angeles at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012. This is not a walk, but a festival with music and food trucks. There is a $25.00 entrance fee.  Stop by and say hello.
Are you looking for daily activity
for your loved one?
Is your loved one lonely
and need a place to socialize?
Would you like to add something new to your daily routine?
Join the Online Day Program at OPICA
OZ OPICA on Zoom
OPICA PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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,
and more.

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

Contact
Sara Kaye 
for more information about these groups
Make a Big Impact
with a Small Monthly Gift
Make small, automatic donations every month, which makes it easier for OPICA to plan long-term, budget more efficiently and create more life-changing outcomes. You choose how much to give and for how long. You can change your amount up or down or cancel at any time.

Simply go to Monthly Gift Donation.
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11759 Missouri Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90025