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ONEgeneration Newsletter
April 2017
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Senior Enrichment Center

18255 Victory Blvd

Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 705-2345

Adult Day Care
17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 708-6625
Childcare and Preschool
17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 708-6377

Trending at ONEgeneration

Meals for Homebound Seniors: Stories from the Road that Touch Our Hearts

ONEgeneration relies heavily on volunteers to ensure the success of our programs. This could not be truer than in our home bound meal delivery program where close to 300 meals are delivered daily Monday thru Friday.  Jay and Judy are two of our many dedicated volunteers that deliver these meals weekly. These siblings wanted to do something meaningful as well as share some quality time together. An older relative had received meals in the past from ONEgeneration, so they know the value of this service for seniors home alone and in need of a hot nutritious meal.  Rain or shine, this brother/sister team shows up ready to deliver meals and spread some cheer. It's been many years now and they still enjoy chatting with clients and bringing them a hot lunch.  After all their meals have been delivered each week, they go out and enjoy a well-deserved lunch together. 
If you are interested in volunteering with the meal program please email

Dental Services

Do you need dental services?  ONEgeneration can help through our partner Dentex Dental Group.  Call 818-705-2345 to sign up. 
"Harold's Help Desk" 

Are you in need of assistance? Stop by
Harold's Help Desk at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Carla will be able to assist you at the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays form 8:30am -5:00pm. 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 to get an amazing chair Massage by Maria from
9:30am-12pm?  The fee is $3.00.  We are at 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335

Do you need a Podiatrist?

Please call to make an appointment to see Dr.Belczyk.  He is at the Senior Enrichment Center every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm by appointment only.
Call 818-705-2345 to schedule a time.

Looking for Part-time Employment or a Roommate?

Visit our Employment and Shared Housing Bulletin Boards at our Senior Enrichment Center
at 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335

Ways to Support ONEgeneration


ONEgeneration Travel

Click on the Ralphs logo to link your rewards card to contribute donations to ONEgeneration.  This will not affect your personal rewards. Log in, then go to the Community Contributions program and select ONEgeneration. You must re-register each year for ONEgeneration to continue to receive donations. 
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Help at our Encino Farmers Market any Sunday from 7am to 1pm
  • Deliver a meal to a homebound senior
  • Help in a Childcare Classroom
  • Teach a class at the Senior Center
  • Help in the office and more....

Did You Know That You  
Can Rent Our 
 ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center for Your Next Event?

Occupancy is 450 persons, and we have approximately 66 available parking spaces. The auditorium is 4,800 sq ft while all of OSEC is approximately 12,000 sq ft.  Includes chairs and tables.
A Great Place to Host:

Bar Mitzvahs



Wedding Celebrations


Meetings and more...

For information regarding rentals at the Senior  Center  please call (818) 705-2345
18255 Victory Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91335

(Corner of Victory/Etiwanda adjacent to Reseda Park)
For all other ONEgeneration rental  opportunities  including parking lot space please contact Adam at (818) 708-6637.

And remember, your rental fees will help support our programs.
Looking to advertise your business
to the community?  

You can have a booth at our weekly Encino Farmers Market.  Now accepting vendor applications.  Over 2,000 community members attend the market each week.  The vendor fee is $100 for Business Vendors (non-sales vendors).  There is a limit of 2 vendors per week. 


To find out about this marketing opportunity please email Jodi at


Do You Have Questions About Medicare?

See our Partner Paul Davis' Ad at the bottom of this page.

Partners and Supporters
We are Benefit and Risk Management architects and experts, continually working to gain knowledge of your inner working and needs, we have the tools and staff to support the most comprehensive of programs. Given our reputation as client centric and our expertise, FOY's ability to underwrite and negotiate assures excellent results for our clients.



Places to go, people to meet, things to do and discover in the Greater Los Angeles area for those energetic on the go active group of people over 60

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  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Prescription Flavoring Program
  • Prescription Compounding Specialists







Call 818-788-2411


5353 Balboa Blvd. in Encino 


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ONEgeneration is a non-profit organization located in Van Nuys since 1978, serving seniors, children and families in our community. Our newsletter goes out to more than 5,000 community members each month.


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Every year, ONEgeneration celebrates deserving accomplishments at our annual Enriching Lives Gala and on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Skirball Cultural Center , we are excited to be doing so once again!

We will present the "Enriching Lives Award" to Allan Cutrow and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP in recognition of Allan's personal dedication to civic engagement, to the non-profit sector, and the firm's 108 year history and commitment to philanthropy.
To acknowledge the leadership and the support he provides to non-profit organizations in the San Fernando Valley and applaud his role in CRESA's corporate philanthropy, ONEgeneration will present the "Leadership Award" to Rick Pearson and CRESA.
For more than 20 years, the National Charity League, San Fernando Valley Chapter, has donated thousands of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars to ONEgeneration. In recognition of this dedication and support we will present to them the "Share the Care Award."  
If you are interested sponsoring and or attending this event please click here for more information.  
To REGISTER for this event:


ONEgeneration's Sages & Seekers, an 8 week Intergenerational Program which brings together teens and seniors to share their unique gifts wrapped up the Spring Session with Seeker's giving their presentations on their Sages.
Thank you to the 38 seniors and students that shared in this experience this semester, and to the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies (SOCES) High School, as well as Advisor Kris Rogers for your cooperation and support. 

Encino Farmers Market  
When you visit the market this week make sure you look for English Peas. They are different from Snap Peas since they are plumper with a more developed pea inside. English Peas are rich in vitamins A and C, iron and niacin.

Last week Gutierrez Farm brought small purple Brussel Sprouts which were delicious. Research shows that they have cancer-preventative components as well as being rich in potassium & fiber, and when steamed they can lower cholesterol.

We would like to welcome our new cheese company Achadinha, they are a family owned and run farm from Petaluma CA. They specialize in hard dry aged cheeses but you must also try their delicious butter, a combination of cow and goat milk with added kefir so it's loaded with probiotics!

See you Sunday   -  Don't forget to pick up some eggs!!
Lots of Free Parking
Open every Sunday 8 am til 1 pm      We accept SNAP/EBT and WIC!

Thank you to Warner Bros. for giving our Senior Enrichment Center free movie passes and promo items for their new film Going in Style which stars seniors Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.  Senior movie fans are excited to see the film which opens April 7th.

ONEgeneration is pleased to announce that our Adult Day Program LVN , Sara, is this year's recipient of the Nina M. Nolcox Nursing Scholarship presented by the California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS). The purpose of this scholarship is to award a qualified nurse with paid registration to attend the CAADS Spring Conference along with a stipend to cover related expenses. Nina Nolcox was a visionary in public health nursing who devoted her passion and skills to serving low income adults with chronic health conditions. To honor the legacy of Ms. Nolcox, the recipient of the award is required to exemplify nursing leadership, display a passion for service, demonstrate a commitment to enhancing quality care for participants, and promote innovative nursing practices in the adult day setting. ONEgeneration is proud of Sara and her accomplishments as she truly does represent the values associated with this award. Congratulations, Sara! 
ONEgeneration's Adult Day Care program proudly accepts Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits.  Please contact us at 818-708-6625 to learn more.
Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner -

Last month, I began a review of the gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the elderly. I began with discussion of colon cancer. This month, I will turn to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Eating is a basic human need and can be a source of great pleasure. In normal eating, food passes from the mouth to the esophagus, on into the stomach. As we age, the ability to chew and swallow may undergo changes. Dysphagia, or disordered swallowing, can occur when a disorder affects any level of swallowing.

General classifications designate dysphagia defined by location: stage l is oral; stage ll is pharyngeal; stage lll is esophageal. Oral dysphagia occurs when there is difficulty with the voluntary transfer of food from the mouth to the pharynx, at the back of the throat. This may happen when a person forgets how to chew or how to move the food out of the mouth to the back of the throat so as to be ready to be swallowed, or when there are problems involving teeth, such as when there aren't enough of them. Food and pills can remain in the mouth for hours. Dementia is the most common cause of oral dysphagia. In stage ll dysphagia, there is a problem with the transfer of food from the pharynx into the esophagus. The epiglottis is a flap of tissue that keeps food from entering the trachea, the windpipe, during swallowing. Proper closure directs the food into the esophagus. The most common cause of stage ll dysphagia is stroke or Parkinson's disease. The danger when this occurs is the risk of aspiration; if food enters the trachea and passes into the pulmonary system there will be fits of coughing and pneumonia may follow.
On its way to the stomach, food passes through the esophagus. The esophagus is a long, (approx. 25 cm.) muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. It is a living, functioning muscle; w aves of muscular contractions, called peristalsis, propel the food downward. Esophageal dysphagia presents with a feeling that food has gotten "stuck" after a swallow. The linear progression of the peristaltic wave may become disorganized or develop spasm. The altered motility increases in frequency as we age. Esophageal motor dysfunction may result in difficulty swallowing both solids and liquids. Progressive dysphagia for solids suggests a mechanical obstruction, either of benign or malignant cause. A stricture is a tight narrowing. When it involves the distal or lower esophagus, it may reflect a benign cause, such as complication of long-term acid reflux irritation, or a malignant one, the result of esophageal cancer. A mass obstructing the distal esophagus reflects the presence of a cancer. When an older person experiences difficulty eating, every effort must be made to determine the specific cause. Proper treatment will depend upon the proper diagnosis.  
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.  If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration.  Dr. Stern is available as needed for consultation on medical concerns .

Class of the Month:
Science 4 All!

Instructor: Ted Waterman

Wednesdays 1:00 PM- 2:30PM 
It is never too late to learn something new! Come to Science 4 All to learn all and everything about science; from the planets to Earth's crust to genetics. Ted Waterman is a great teacher, he was a 10th grade science teacher for many years so he knows what he is talking about! It is important to keep the mind stimulated and who doesn't love to learn? That is why this class is a great way to stay mentally active and pick up on new information so stop by Ted's class and learn some new, fun and exciting things!  
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If you enjoy our newsletter content and learning about new programs and classes, or seeing pictures of our fun activities, wonderful volunteers and those we serve...check out our facebook page  
We post pictures and information almost daily! You can find an announcement of a free health screening coming up, pictures from a party we just had and maybe see one of yourself! If you see something that you like...don't forget to LIKE it or SHARE it with others.
Don't forget to check out our Encino Farmers Market page as well. All proceeds from this market support the services provided by ONEgeneration. On the Encino Farmers Market  page you can find information about new vendors, our Market Match Incentive program and more...
See fun pictures like this one of our ONEgeneration Craft Booth at Farmer's Market our Facebook Page.  By the way, all these products are knitted by ONEgeneration Seniors.
April Tributes and Dedications
In Memory of Nell Levy, from Ahuva Dellal

In Memory of Martin Ableser, from Carol & Stu

In Memory of Mrs. Sylvia Goldfarb, f rom Carol & Stu
In Memory of Sig Thaler, from Roxie and Jim Esterle
In Memory of Bob Huffman 

In Memory of Barbara Widolf

To make a tribute in memory of a loved one or to recognize a ONEgeneration supporter please
contact Sue at (818) 708-4756 or  
Donations will be followed by a personalized message in our upcoming newsletter and message on your behalf will be sent directly to the family.
In Memory
Nell Levy


Nell has been a long time active Volunteer, participant and supporter of ONEgeneration.  She volunteered weekly at our Sunday Encino Farmers Market working in the Knitting Booth.  Although she did not consider herself a knitter she was dedicated to helping every Sunday and was a regular friendly face at the market. Even in to her nineties Nell would make it to the market early in the morning even on hot days, and then walk to take the bus home.  She always said she could work with anyone because she doesn't pay attention to "all the nonsense".  

Nell was a mother of five and a physician for the majority of her life before retiring.  She was a life long learner taking Spanish and writing classes at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center.  In her later years, up until her recent passing at 95, Nell enjoyed her travels, she was always looking forward to her next adventure.  


Services will be held for her on April 30th at Franklin Canyon Park.

Senior Enrichment Center February Highlights


On March 14th, Noah & Max from Lumeum brought Virtual Reality to the Senior Enrichment Center! Seniors were able to travel the world, swim with the dolphins and observe mountain climbers all while sitting safely at the center wearing special googles. 

Wednesday, April 5, 11 am - 2 pm. Safe Link Wireless Free Cell

program with Ricky & Micki.  Unlimited calling, unlimited texts, 500 MB of free data every month.

Friday, April 7, 2 - 4 pm. Mind, Body & Health presented by Kaiser Permanente: First is a series which will run from April 7 - May 12. 

Tuesday, April 11, 10 am - noon. "Let's Have a Ball" exercise class, presented by California State University Northridge. 

Thursday, April 13, 10-11 am. Doc Talk - Cardio Vascular Disease sponsored by: HealthCare Partners Medical Group, presented by: Joyce E. Ellis BSN, RN, CDE

Friday, April 14, 2 - 4 pm.  SENIOR PROM, Presented by HealthCare Partners.  Come as a couple or alone. 
Monday, April 17, 2:00 - 3:00pm.  Laughter Yoga Workshop with Shelley Bell.  4 Sessions until May 8th.

Thursday, April 20, 10 - 11:30 am. UCLA Memory Training 4 week training program.  Call 818-705-2345 to sign up.

Friday, April 21, 10 am - noon. Health Wellness Friday: Heal - Thy - Sleep with Zumba instructor Joanne Tarah
Tuesday, May 23, 2:00 - 4:30 pm, California Healthier Living: Living Your Best Life Spanish Language Workshop.  May 23rd - June 27th.

This workshop is designed for people who wish to improve or maintain their memory ability. Over the course of 4 sessions you will learn practical techniques for enhancing memory performance. April 20, 2017 - May 11, 2017 , Thursdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The four-week workshop focuses on the four top memory complaints:
  • Learn what memory is and how it works
  • Learn techniques and strategies to improve memory
  • Learn to improve memory habits
  • Discover learning styles
  • Monitor memory with Memory Checks and Memory Awareness Questionnaires
  • Practice applying memory techniques to real life situations
**This workshop is not intended for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease
Free Yoga Laughter 4 Week Workshop

This is an opportunity to participate in a 4 session multi-state study that will demonstrate the physical and psychological benefits of Laughter Yoga as a valid path toward healthy aging for independent adults ages 60+.
Laughter Yoga's primary objectives are to strengthen the immune system and boost "happy chemistry." As the adage "laughter is the best medicine" goes, researchers credit belly laughs as a recipe for a healthy heart. Laughter Yoga helps expand blood vessels to increase blood flow, reduce stress hormones and boost the immune system. We laugh for the health of it!

Mondays April 17, 24 and May 1, 8
2:00 to 3:30 pm

Shelley Bell
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher & Joy Activation Coach
Laughter Yoga International University

ONEgeneration Childcare News

We are very excited to announce that our childcare will receive yet another amazing makeover in the next few days. It has only been a very few short weeks since restrooms in childcare were completely renovated. Now, we are eager for all the Astro Turf and rubber to be replaced. Work has already begun and we are hopeful that it will be complete by the end of next week. 

Save The Date!

ONEgeneration is proud to announce our presenting sponsor for our 2017 Senior Symposium on Saturday, May 20th: Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Benefit Concert for Sonia Siegel
HEADLINER...  MARV ROSENBERG'S SAFARIS of the 1960 Gold Record "Image of a Girl" fame!  Now an Acappella Doo Wop Quintet
Sunday, April 30th from 3-5 PM
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Raffle Hall 
7353 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills 91304

WARM-UP GROUP... .THE HAPPY NOTES,  blended harmonies of musical favorites from the early 1900's with piano accompaniment & direction by Kim Lewittt. 
Presented by FRIENDS OF SONIA, Produced by Nancy Lane. 
General Admission $30, Premier Tickets (1st two rows) $50
Online sales: or Call 24/7: 800-838-3006, Press #1, and indicate event name: "Hop, Skip, and a Jump Down Memory Lane"
Sonia's love of life & positive attitude are eternally inspiring.  Along with the emotional support of family members & her many friends, they have seen her through 4 bouts with cancer.  Now with a fifth battle looming, Sonia is going to need a little extra help.  She is receiving effective alternative medical treatments since the cancer is inoperable, but unfortunately the treatments are NOT covered by insurance.  If you cannot attend but would like to help Sonia go here: