February 2020
Newsletter
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Adult Daycare       

Encino Farmers Market

Save The Date
Markets Farmer Spring Boutique 5/3/2020
Senior Symposium 5/16/2020

ONEgeneration Spring Fundraisers
Thank you to Councilmember Blumenfield
New Tables at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center
ONEgeneration would like to thank the City of Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, (District 3), for the new outdoor tables at our Senior Enrichment Center. The tables are in daily use by our members as they sit on the patio socializing playing card games, dominoes, backgammon and enjoying the weather.
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: Medication Management
Older adults frequently have several chronic health conditions, requiring multiple medications. As a result, though adults 65 years of age and older make up only about 15% of the U.S. population, we consume more than 30% of all prescribed drugs and more than 50% of over-the-counter medicines. More than 80% of older adults take at least one medication daily; 40% use five or more prescription drugs daily. Advances in modern medicine have provided cardio-protective medications (statins, antihypertensives, and antidiabetics), as well as antidepressant medication that are beneficial for large numbers of people. This certainly fuels the use of multiple medications per person.

When a doctor prescribes medication for an older person good care should include choosing the best drug, being alert to the potential for drug-drug interactions, and determining the dose and schedule appropriate for the patient's physiologic status; when the patient takes a new medication, the doctor should monitor for effectiveness and toxicity and educate the patient about possible side effects.

There are risks associated with taking drugs. ADR, adverse drug reactions may occur... Most drugs are cleared from the body by the liver and lungs, but these organs function less efficiently in the elderly than in younger people. It is important to have a clear understanding of the benefits, but also the risks, that accompany each medication. Side effects may be specific to the prescribed medication, but adverse drug reactions of many different drugs may lead to reduced awareness, vision impairment, loss of muscle strength, and gait and balance disturbance. Physical functioning may be decreased and many other problems may follow.

Learn to speak with your doctor about every medication that you are taking. Be sure that the purpose of the drug and major potential side effects are clearly reviewed and understood.
Intergenerational Activities
Martin Luther King Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, ONEgeneration's JOY Intergenerational Daycare Program celebrated his legacy by participating in a special art project called "Different But the Same". Left is a photo of one of the finished collaborations between the our preschoolers and their senior "neighbors". The hands represent our diversity while their connection in a circle represent our unity.
Music and Memory

Thank you to the wonderful UCLA  students from the "Music & Memories" Club that have been visiting our Adult Daycare Center weekly to help seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia find the music they enjoy listening to and experience music inspired memories. Music helps seniors to tap into memories not yet lost to dementia enabling them to feel themselves again.
High School Interns

Thank you to our new  HighTech LA  students that have dedicated this semester to helping older adults two days a week. They will be hosting technology classes at the Senior Center for active adults and assisting in activities with our more dependent seniors. We appreciate their help and compassion for others. Their ability to speak four different languages will help in both of our multicultural programs. 
ONEgeneration Childcare
ONEgeneration Meal Sites
Encino Farmers Market
February is the month of love and you will find special Valentines gifts at the farmers market for your sweetheart. Divine Orchids always carries a beautiful collection of orchids. Our crafters offer unique items that are mostly hand made. Jewelry, soaps, candles etc...  If you are the adventurous kind maybe pick up a basket of strawberries to dip in chocolate or a nice gift basket of Walters Homemade Cookies. New this month, Kandarian Organic Farm. Their wide selection of ancient grains such as Farro, Teff and Spelt are in big demand.
See You Sunday. 

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. Location is the ONEgeneration JOY Intergenerational Daycare Center at 17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Plenty of Free Parking!
Senior Enrichment Center News
2020 Membership Fee

The ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center's 2020 membership fee is $15.00. Members can renew anytime at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center's office. The center receives only around $75,000 annually from the City of LA. This membership fee helps provide activities and resources for the growing number of senior center members.
CAL Fresh Benefits

Our Hunger Benefits & Housing Navigator can help you. She is at the Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s every month. If you have questions or need support regarding CAL Fresh Benefits stop by!
Diabetes Workshop

ONEgeneration has partnered with the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics at  California State University, Northridge to present the four part workshop "Thrive with Diabetes" at our Senior Enrichment Center. Please see the schedule of events below for upcoming workshop dates.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Monday, February 3, 2020 - Thrive with Diabetes Workshop from 2 to 3 PM, presented by the Marilyn Magaram Center at CSUN. Other class dates are 2/10, 2/24. To register call 818-677-3102 or email magaram.center@CSUN.edu Flyer

  • Friday, February 6, 2020 - Monthly Health Talk with Tarzana Health & Rehab starting at 10:30 AM. This month's topic is Medicare and Therapy Services. Flyer

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Supplements for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Fact or Fiction presented by Cardiologist Dr. Boris Arbit of UCLA Health from 10:30 AM to noon. To RSVP 800-516-5323 or go to connect.uclahealth.org/calendar. Flyer

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 - ONEgeneration's Valentine's Day Party, 2:00 PM to 4 PM, sponsored by Valley Vista Senior Living and First Light Home Care. Dancing, Raffle, Refreshments. Flyer

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 - METRO: On the Move Riders Program at 10:30 AM presented by Yesica Calvillo from the LA Metro. Learn a new way to get around. Flyer

  • Friday, February 21, 2020 - Health Wellness Friday - Heal thy Self at 9:30 AM.

  • Friday, February 21 - March 27, 2020 Guided Autobiography Workshop, 1 to 3 PM.

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Ready, Set, Bank! Four week workshop on how to use online banking, presented by Capitol One from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Other dates are 3/4, 3/18 and 3/25. Space is limited, call 818-705-234. Flyer

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Understanding Your Medicare & Medi-Cal Rights presented by the Center for Healthcare Rights, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Flyer

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 - Bingo Tournament sponsored by the National Charity League - 1:30 - 3:30 PM, $20 donation to ONEgeneration for 10 games. Cash only. 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
ONEgeneration Partners with the WeCountLA Campaign

This year the 2020 Census takes place and you and your family have a lot to gain by participating. The census only comes around every 10 years, and there is billions of dollars on the line. The census helps determine how much money our communities will receive for services like schools, hospitals, job programs, public transportation and YES, even senior services. 

ONEgeneration is gearing up to make sure that our seniors and neighboring communities get counted and are well represented in the Census. We are looking for a few stellar volunteers to help with community outreach. If you would like to help your family, friends and neighbors get counted, join us at one of our upcoming informational meetings. Thanks!
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...
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Huntington Library
The Huntington (Pasadena) is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization. The magnificent 120 acres of lush grounds feature plants and gardens from around the world. The Library’s collection of rare books, manuscripts (British and American history), and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. Enjoy (Lunch on your own)at one of several cafes throughout the gardens. Trip includes transportation & tip.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Leave 10:00 am & Return 5:00 pm
Cost is $45.00
100 Years of Hollywood!
The day begins at the Hollywood Museum (located in the historic Max Factor Building) which has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is home to more than 10,000 authentic show biz treasures. Our museum visit includes a 1 hour guided tour followed by time on your own to explore. We will walk to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, located across the street in the Hollywood & Highland mall. Trip includes museum entrance fee, lunch, transportation and driver tip.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Leave 9:00 AM & return 4:00  PM
Cost is $74.00
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 strive to meet are increasing. Help us support seniors in our communities! We depend on community member donations to keep our programs running. We thank you for your generosity!
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
Donor Advised Fund / Required Minimum Distribution: 
There are tax advantages to making your contributions from your Donor Advised Fund or your Required Minimum Distribution. If you wish to make a donation to ONEgeneration through your Donor Advised Fund or from your annual Required Minimum Distribution, please contact the Financial Institution holding these funds. Your desired contribution to ONEgeneration must come directly from them.
Lasting Legacy Brick Program
Honor a loved one with a personalized engraved brick placed near the main entrance of our Intergenerational Center.
To learn more please email Sue Sexton at development@onegeneration.org
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 and for volunteers to work in our Senior Center Thrift Store four hours a day....check out the volunteer page of our website to learn more.
Tributes
 
 “In memory of Miriam Penn Silverman” Roxie & Jim Esterle

“In memory of Roxie Esterle’s Mom” Eva Goetz

“In memory of Miriam Penn Silverman” with love, Sidney Katz

“In memory of Al Herzberg” from Rosalie & Stephanie Bergman
“In memory of Al Herzberg” from Diane Lautman

“In memory of Al Herzberg”, Yoko & Kenso Nomura

“In memory of Al Herzberg”, Roberta & Marshall Hoffman

“In memory of Al Herzberg”, Brenda & David Anderson

"In honor of Kimberly Mendoza & all the staff of ONEgeneration's generosity." Francine O'Brien

"In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring" Sylvie Drake Jurras

“In memory of Alvina Yoshimura” Brian Hawley

“In honor of JoAnne McColloch's Special Birthday”, Charlotte Gussin-Root

“In memory of Myron Le Vine, lifetime friend of Ginny Gagan”

“In memory of Ms. Jocelyn Factor”, Carol and Stu Zimring

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 in our newsletter. 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 Valley Senior Resource Network at the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce, The Encino Chamber of Commerce, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's on Reseda and Costco for their food donations. These donations are greatly appreciated by our seniors.
Thank You to the John Gogian Family Foundation for a grant award in support of ONEgeneration’s programs and services. This general operating support significantly improves ONEgeneration’s ability to provide services, programs, and enriching activities for seniors, children, and families .
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!
Resources
Social Security Expands Public Hours at Offices Nationwide
Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012.

Beginning on January 8, 2020, offices will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Genetic Testing Fraud
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a Medicare beneficiary's treating physician.

Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries "free" screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.
Medicare Changes
Medicare.gov is changing their plan finder effective October 1, 2019. Click on the link below to see the new plan finder.

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.


CDC - Fall Prevention Check List for Safety

CDC - My Mobility Plan to Stay Independent

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
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gasia Marjarian, Vitas Representative, VITAS
  • Lindy Pearson, Advisor, Client Relations, Cresa
  • Gloria Pollack, Community Liaison, Gelb Group

  • Sahar Pouyanrad, Executive Director/Regional Team Leader, J.P. Morgan Chase 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
  • Rickey Gelb
  • Vahid Khorsand
  • Dan Osterweil, MD
  • Marion Ross
  • Dr. Judy Rosenberg
  • Susan Rothenberg
  • Congressman Brad Sherman