February 2019
Newsletter
All programs will be closed in honor of President's Day, Monday, February 18th
Quick Links
Adult Daycare       

Encino Farmers Market

Save The Dates
5/18/2019 Senior Symposium
2019 Enriching Lives Gala
The 2019 Enriching Lives Gala will take place on
Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Skirball Cultural Center

Please join us in honoring
Health Net,
Congressman Brad Sherman and
Community Leader Paul Davis

For tickets and sponsorship information,
please click on the link above or email Event@ONEgeneration.org
Intergenerational Programs
Intergenerational Neighbors coloring the Flag of the Philippines
Around The World Wednesdays
ONEgeneration's Intergenerational "Around The World Wednesday" program, teaches our seniors and children about the culture of a different country each month. The Philippines was featured in January. Our intergenerational "neighbors" learned about learned about the food, traditions and flag of the Philippines.
Dance Class at Senior Enrichment Center with USC Students
USC students visit the Senior Center
Students from USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab joined the active older adults at our Senior Enrichment Center. The photo attached shows the over 30 students joining our seniors in Exercise through Dance last month. The students also had the opportunity to socialize with our senior members and sit in on some of the many classes and programs the day of their visit.
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


If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration .
Dr. David Stern's
Expert Corner: Is There a Ceiling on Life Expectancy ?
I came across an interesting article titled “Is there a ceiling on life expectancy?” In it we learn that the most common risk factor for serious disease is old age. Heart disease, cancer, stroke, neurological conditions, diabetes, all increase dramatically as we get older. The older a person is, the more likely he or she is to have multiple chronic illnesses. All of this is well known. The article offers the hope that one day scientists may be able to treat all of them at once—by targeting aging itself.

In animal studies, scientists have been able to study the specific cellular and molecular processes that cause the deteriorations of old age. Old cells, researchers have found, secrete proteins, lipids, and other substances that increase inflammation and tissue destruction. Healthy young people have few of these aging cells; after age 60 they increase in number and this increase correlates with the disabilities of old age. It is intriguing to contemplate what will happen when scientists figure out how to remove these aging cells before they do their damage. Already, there are drugs called “senolytics,” as the drugs that kill old cells are now called, being tested in laboratories.

I leave you to ponder this thought, as I have: If drugs can treat aging, is aging itself a disease?
Guest Article
Suzi Fox

Suzi Fox is the Director of Marketing at Gamburd and best-selling author who educates people on home modifications and solutions for those with physical challenges. She has been a speaker at various organizations including The Los Angeles Department of Aging.


You may contact her at 
323-705-3444 or
Fall Prevention Tips
The Fear of Falling – we experience it in our dreams, we overcome it in our toddler years and get to re-visit this anxiety in our golden years. The fear of falling is not without merit. We are told that one in four people age 65 or older fall each year. Unfortunately, this ends up leading to broken hips, head trauma and other serious injuries. And yet somehow with these statistics, we still believe that we are the ones who will avoid such an incident!

There are numerous things that can contribute to the likelihood of a fall: muscles that aren’t as limber as they used to be, failing eye sight and memory loss. Confusion and lack of confidence spurred on by emotional triggers or new surroundings can also play a role. 

Here are some tips to consider:

Medical Matters – Make a list for your next medical appointment. Are there things you could do last year that seem to be a struggle now? When getting pots and pans out did it used to be hassle free and now you get dizzy or can’t reach the shelf with ease like before? These could be signs of adjustments needed with meds, dehydration due to meds, a decline of muscle strength or other elements in play. Sometimes if we take a spill and aren’t hurt, we think no big deal, but it’s critical to tell your doctor about any balance issues.

Movement Makes a Difference – We would consider it to be crazy for a football player to get on the field without his helmet and gear, so why do we not take the time to wear the proper attire when venturing out? Wearing the proper shoes can make a huge difference! Non-slip shoes with a low heel and closed toe are best. In order to keep the body healthy, eliminate stiff muscles and improve balance, exercise is essential! The very act of walking stimulates the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins that cause illness. Finding local classes for dance, yoga or swimming can do wonders for the soul! One study revealed that seniors who take up tai chi eliminate their risk of falling by 50%!

Encino Farmers Market
Valentine’s Day is almost here. If you want to get ahead of the crowds come by the Farmers Market on Sunday to pick out a beautiful orchid or maybe a bouquet of flowers for that special someone.   Our crafters offer unique items that are mostly handmade like jewelry, candles or hand knitted gifts.   Nuvo Olive Oil Co. has a few new flavors of their award winning oils such as BSG (basil, serrano pepper and garlic) it has a unique flavor profile that you must experience. So stop by and ask for a free sample.  

The Encino Market takes EBT/SNAP at the main gate.
See you Sunday 8 am to 1 pm
Senior Enrichment Center Events


  • Wednesday, February 13th, Alzheimer's Association Workshop on Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia Disease. 9 to 11 am. This event is free and open to the public. Please register by phone at 1-800-272-3900. Flyer

  • Thursday, February 14th, Valentine's Day Dance 2 to 4 pm, sponsored by HealthCare Partners Medical Group and ONEgeneration. RSVP by 2/12/2019 at 818-705-2345, music, photo booth, snacks, give-aways. Flyer

  • Friday, February 15th, Valentine's Bingo 1 to 3 pm, $10 for 10 games, no RSVP required, sponsored by Intuit. Flyer

  • Tuesday, February 19th, Self Healing Qi Gong, 9 - 10 am, $2 fee. Class starts 2/19 and will be every Tuesday in the Community Room. Flyer

  • Tuesday, February 19th, Free Legal Seminar Part II: Planning for Long Term Care: Understanding Medi-Cal Long Term Care Program, VA, Reverse Mortgages and more. Presented by Sara Polinsky, Attorney at Law. 10 to 11:30 am. To RSVP, or for questions please call: 818-705-2345. Flyer

  • Thursday, February 21st at 10:30 am: Maximizing Medicare Insurance Benefits presented by Healing Hands Care Inc. Learn how to use your Medicare insurance to cover in home services. Flyer

  • Mondays, Starting February 25th, Diabetes Self Management Workshop, Free Six Week Program from 2 to 4 pm. $15 gift card and Farmers Market Coupon to everyone who finishes the Program. Presented by HSAG and ONEgeneration. Call 818-705-2345 to RVSP. Flyer

  • Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30 pm Bollywood Beginners Dance Class sponsored by Regal Medical Group. Flyer

  • Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Basic Beginning Spanish Class in the Activity Room. $4 fee. Flyer

  • Save the Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 for the Annual Free ONEgeneration Senior Symposium. Check future newsletters for updates. For vendor information please call Jenna Hauss at 818-708-4523
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
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Eat, Pray, Love
Wednesday, February 6
Leave at 8:15 am & Return at 4:15 pm
Cost is $79.00

LA Adventure starting with a guided tour of the Holyland Exhibit, followed by lunch at Canter’s Deli and ending with a tour of the Monastery of the Angels! The trip includes admission, lunch, transportation and driver tip. Bring your walking shoes.
Dickens Fest
Saturday, February 23rd
Leave at 10 am & Return at 5 pm
Cost is $50.00
Celebrating the life and works of author Charles Dickens and his impact on society. The festival will feature music, theatre presentations, and exhibits of the period. There is traditional food including fish and chips, beef stew, soup in a bread bowl, and meat pies for purchase.    Lunch is not included. 
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
Childcare
School Garden
We are so proud of our school garden which is thriving. We have cauliflower, kale, cabbage, chard and cherry tomatoes growing abundantly. We would like to thank our Parent Group Advisory Board for funding most of the garden supplies. A huge thank you to the Istrin Family as well for spearheading the garden committee.

Our little ones love watering and harvesting the garden. Previous school snacks have included taboule, salsa, fruit salad in which the ingredients were all harvested from our garden. What a wonderful way for our students to learn about growing fresh produce and making healthy snacks!
Upcoming Childcare Fundraising Event:

  • The Stand Encino, Wednesday, February 6th from 11 am until 9 pm. 20% of your food purchase will be donated to ONEgeneration's Childcare Program. Bring in the flyer or show it from your phone. Flyer
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
While City and State funding is continually being trimmed, 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 and 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, the ONEgeneration 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.
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 Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. for supporting the work of ONEgeneration and the many programs we provide to thousands is seniors each year!

ONEgeneration would like to thank The Encino Chamber of Commerce, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's, McDonald's at Victory 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 perfect for the holidays! 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
February 2019 Tributes

In Honor of Carol P. Zimring from Randall & Karen Maycock

In honor of Richard & Jeanette De Blasi

In memory of Alex Pollack from Belle Miller

Happy 95 th Birthday Maxine. You are my inspiration. Love, Dorothy

In Memory of a Treasured Son, Gary A. Lucchese, PHD

In honor of Eva Goetz, the outstanding leader of ONEgeneration
from Dorrit & Sig Diamond

To Luisa, in recognition of the wonderful educational contributions you’ve made to our community! From Carol & Stu

In memory of Hans Martin and Klara Frenkel from Evelyn Frenkel     

In memory of our dear friend Diane Olson, love Yvette & Sue

Resources
The Senate Aging Committee's 2018 Fraud Book
The United States Special Committee on Aging just released the following resource book called Fighting Fraud: Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation's Seniors . Click the link below to view.
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.


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.
  • Darren Hernandez, Board Vice Chair, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Shanthi Suresh, MD  Board Vice Chair, Partner Emeritus, Geriatrics, Kaiser Permanente
MEMBERS
  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Providence Healthcare
  • Yevgeny Belous, Nielsen & Rogers LLP
  • Corey Carter, Esq., Principle, Carter Law
  • Jim Esterle, Management Consultant
  • Anthony Evangelista, Managing Director, 24Hr HomeCare
  • Evelyn Z. Frenkel, Healthcare Consultant
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Nathaniel Hutton, Consultant, "CATCH Healthy Habits" Program
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Director, Angeles Investment Advisors
  • 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
  • Stuart D. Zimring, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Stuart D. Zimring

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

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