August 2019
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Fall Boutique 10/20/2019
Spring JOY Celebration 3/29/2019

JOY Intergenerational Daycare Center
Intergenerational crafts
Intergenerational activities
4th of July celebration
Grandparents As Parents Kinship Care Conference
ONEgeneration's Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Intergenerational Program held their first annual Kinship Care Conference last month for grandparents and other caregivers raising kinship children. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Paul Davis Insurance Services and to all of our community partners including Assemblymember Gabriel, Magnolia Science Academy, Department of Mental Health, Providence Health & Services, Penny Lane, DCFS ILP Program, So Cal Gas, LA Mission Kinship Department, Friends of the Family, Family Focus Resource Center, US Census, Alliance for Community Empowerment, Child Development Institute, LA City Attorney Victim Assistance Program, Free to Be Programs, HFS Adoption Foster Care.
Conference Workshop
GAP Manager, Jennifer Odum & Mayra Valadez, Office of Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel
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Encino Farmers Market
With summer in full swing the market is bursting with a wide variety of delicious stone fruit. Circle K Farms carries a tasty Summer Flame or, Henry Peach that works perfectly in a pie or crumble. Old River Farm is back at the market and they have a nice array of grapes and melons. Vision Sprouts is a local company that sells sprouted nuts, seeds and butters. Sprouted nuts are easier to digest because the soaking process releases their enzyme inhibitors and allows you to get the full nutritional value. You can find Vision Sprouts in the food section of our Encino Farmers Market.
Carole - Market Manager

The Encino Market accepts EBT/CAL Fresh (see below) and WIC at the main gate.
The Market is open Sundays 8 am to 1 pm and all proceeds benefit
ONEgeneration's Senior Services.
Adult Daycare & ADHC
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 .

Stern Geriatrics
16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 360
Encino, CA 91436
818.986.6009


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Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner: O steoporosis
Last month, I wrote about osteoporosis, a condition that results in 1.5 million fractures per year. While the vast majority of those fractures occur in postmenopausal women, osteoporosis is an important, yet often overlooked problem in men. An estimated one to two million men in the United States have osteoporosis. As in women, the risk of fracture in men increases with age. A significant difference is that peak incidence of fracture occurs about ten years later in men than in women. Although the lifetime risk of hip fracture is lower in men than in women, men are twice as likely to die after a hip fracture.

Because men have larger skeletons, bone loss starts later and progresses more slowly than in women. Men in their fifties do not experience the rapid loss of bone mass that women do, in
the years following menopause. By age 65 or 70, however, men and women lose bone mass at the same rate as the absorption of calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health throughout
life, decreases in both sexes. Excessive bone loss causes bone to become fragile, therefore more likely to fracture. The incidence of hip fracture increases substantially after the age of 70 years. Additional risk factors for osteoporosis in men include low body weight, physical inactivity, corticosteroid use, androgen deprivation therapy (e.g. for prostate cancer), hypogonadism (low testosterone levels), smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, COPD, low calcium intake, and vitamin D deficiency.

There are medications that slow the deterioration of bone density, prescribed when osteoporosis is diagnosed in routine bone density tests. Women routinely have these tests. Men rarely do. In men, the diagnosis is often not made until a fracture occurs or a man complains of severe back pain and seeks medical attention.

More next month.
Senior Enrichment Center Events
Last month, the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center held our first-ever Zumba-thon! The event was co-hosted by  Pureshape Fitness . This intergenerational community event was open to all ages and abilities.

Thank you to our sponsor Anthem Blue Cross . All funds raised supported ONEgeneration's Seniors programs. We appreciate the 150+ attendees for joining us for a weekend of fitness.

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm, Summer Bingo sponsored by Vynca. $10 donation for 10 games of Bingo. Refreshments included. Flyer

  • Thursday, August 8th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Dr. Judith Friedman PsyD, Clinical Neuropsychologist presents "I Lost My Keys Again - Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and the Dementias". RSVP to 818-705-2345 Flyer

  • Thursday, August 8th Introductory Session for the Free 6 week "Escape Now" Abuse Prevention and Empowerment program for Adults with Disabilities from 1 to 2 pm. Sponsored by Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center - Center for Assault Treatment Services. Flyer

  • Monday, August 12th is the first SilverSneakers Circuit Class. Classes will be held Mondays from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM in Multi Purpose 1 & 2. This class is free to SilverSneakers and Silver & Fit members. Non-members: $3.00 fee. Please call the office with any questions at 818-705-2345. Flyer

  • Thursday, August 22nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Dr. Narek Garukyan, DPM who specializes in Podiatric Surgery will present a Senior Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care Seminar. Flyer

  • Tuesday, August 27th at 10 am, Providence Tarzana Medical Center Physiatrist & Pain Management Specialist Dr. Ryan Mattie will present "Moving Beyond Medication: Know Your Pain Management Options. Call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Thursday, August 29th, 10:00 to 11:30 am, Jerry Kornfeld, MD., FAAFP returns for part 3 of his 5 part "Living to 100 with Quality" Speaker Series. This month's topic is "Your 100 Year Heart". Call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer
Computer Technology Training
Sign-up for "One-on-One" computer tutoring at the Senior Center! Become an expert with your cell phones, tablets, computers or laptops.
$5.00 fee. Call 818-705-2345 to schedule an appointment. Flyer
Community Partners
Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services contracted with   ONEgeneration 's Senior Supportive Services Program to now include Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village (LA County) as of July 2019. If you live in this area and know an older adult in need of in-home support please refer them to this program . See flyer below...
West Coast University
Thank you to  West Coast University, a leader in healthcare education,  for performing free health screenings last month at our ONEgeneration  Senior Enrichment Center. 
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Saturday August 10, 2019
Leave 10:00 am
Return 6:00 pm
Cost is $49.00
53rd Annual Sawdust
Art Festival Laguna Beach
The Sawdust Festival features the fine arts and crafts of over 200 Laguna Beach artists. Come enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations, classes and outdoor cafes set in the cool eucalyptus grove. It’s sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures! Art enthusiasts, collectors and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning in 1966 for a mix of fine arts and crafts. Medias include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography and so much more.
Trip includes transportation, Festival Ticket, and driver tip.  (Lunch on your own)
Pala Casino
Enjoy a day at Pala Casino, including a senior concert, a chance to win your share of a $300 cash giveaway and $15 of free gaming play. Nestled into the heart of California’s Palomar Mountains, Pala invites you to enjoy the tranquility of our natural surroundings, as well as the excitement of non-stop casino action and a variety of dining options .
Trip includes senior concert, transportation, and driver tip. (Lunch not included).
        
Tuesday September 3, 2019
Leave 8:00 am & 5:30 pm return
Cost is $20.00
To RSVP for these trips or to learn more about other upcoming trips,
contact our Travel Department at 818-708-6604, M-F 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
or email travel@onegeneration.org
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
While City and State funding for ONEgeneration Programs is minimal, the needs we are meeting are ever-growing. We depend on community member donations to keep our programs running. Thank you in advance for your support.
Your donation supports:

  • $5 Senior Center Classes
  • $10 Weekend Homebound Meals
  • $20 In-home services for frail seniors
  • $50 Care-giving Support Services
  • $100 Grab Bar Installation
  • $300 Month of homebound meals for a senior couple
Planned Giving
Please consider the Seniors, Children & Families by remembering ONEgeneration in your estate plans. To learn about the possibilities please contact Sue Sexton at 818-708-4756 or email development@onegeneration.org
Ralphs Reward Card Donations
Register ONEgeneration as your Ralphs Reward Card's designated nonprofit and we will earn donation funds each time you shop at Ralphs. Register online at www.ralphs.com or by calling 800-443-4438.
Amazon Smile Donations
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.
Donate Your Vehicle
to ONEgeneration
Donate a car, truck, motorcycle, or RV to ONEgeneration and help build stronger communities. Each vehicle donation supports the senior services and intergenerational programming of ONEgeneration. Everything will be handled for you, including free pickup.
Do you have a few hours a week or month to give?

Currently we are looking for Home-bound Meal Drivers, Thrift Store assistance at the Senior Center and more....check out the volunteer page of our website to learn more.
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
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Tributes
When you donate to ONEgeneration you can request to honor, recognize, celebrate or memorialize someone. Check out our Tribute Section to see this month's dedications. Donate Here
Harold's Help Desk
Are you in need of assistance? Stop by "Harold's Help Desk" at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Jennifer, ONEgeneration's 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. 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335
Massage 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? Massages are available 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 The Encino Chamber of Commerce, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's and Reseda and Costco for their food donations. These donations are greatly appreciated by our seniors.
Thrift Corner Shop - located in the Senior Enrichment Center
Support ONEgeneration by shopping at our "Thrift Corner" Store, located in our Senior Enrichment Center at 18255 Victory Blvd. in Reseda (corner of Victory/Etiwanda). This shop is open Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. We have wonderful women's and men's clothes! Merchandise changes often so stop by regularly to get the best selections of gently worn clothing from nice stores and designers and household items. All proceeds support the services and programs offered by the Senior Enrichment Center for active older adults. Bargains Galore!
Tributes

In memory of Marcela Saenz Brunet by Jody Furie

Resources
Important link for Senior Disaster Preparedness. This information is for Seniors and by Seniors.
SIGN UP FOR ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS TO BE INFORMED ABOUT ANY EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS


or

CALL 323-980-2260 

IF YOU NEED HELP SIGNING UP FOR THIS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, PLEASE ASK A ONEgeneration STAFF MEMBER TO ASSIST YOU NEXT TIME YOU ARE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles' official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. Notifying the public when a disaster strikes might be the one and only safeguard the public can count on to save their lives and protect their property.


Drive Smart - CHP Senior Volunteer Program

MyPatientRights.org
FightChronicDisease.org
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.
Affiliations and Partnerships
ONEgeneration Board of Directors,
& Friends of ONEgeneration
OFFICERS
  • Jeff Friedman, Board Chair, Vice President of Marketing, Dynamic Nursing, Inc.
  • Shanthi Suresh, MD  Board Vice Chair, Partner Emeritus, Geriatrics, Kaiser Permanente
  • Stuart D. Zimring, Board Vice Chair, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Stuart D. Zimring
  • Nathaniel Hutton, Board Treasurer, Consultant, "CATCH Healthy Habits" Program
  • Jim Esterle, Board Secretary, Executive Consultant - HR & Development
MEMBERS
  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Yevgeny Belous, Nielsen & Rogers LLP
  • Corey Carter, Esq., Principle, Carter Law
  • Anthony Evangelista, Managing Director, 24Hr HomeCare
  • Evelyn Z. Frenkel, Healthcare Consultant
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Darren Hernandez, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gloria Pollack, Community Liaison, Gelb Group
  • Sahar Pouyanrad, Executive Director/Senior Trust Officer, J.P. Morgan Private Bank 
  • David Rutt, Principal, Dorfman & Rutt
  • Denise Villbrandt, Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff

  • Eva Goetz, President and CEO, ONEgeneration
  • Kenneth Kang, CFO/COO, ONEgeneration

Friends of ONEgeneration
  • Karl Boeckmann
  • Marvin Burns, Esq.
  • Paul Davis
  • Amanda Flaum
  • Vahid Khorsand
  • Dan Osterweil, MD
  • Marion Ross
  • Dr. Judy Rosenberg
  • Susan Rothenberg
  • Congressman Brad Sherman