January 2019
Newsletter
All programs will closed Tuesday, January 1st, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
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5/18/2019 Senior Symposium
Still Time to Donate
Thank you to all of our 2018 donors. In our 40th year we truly appreciate your continued support. If you are still looking to give this holiday season, there is still time to help keep senior services available for older adults and their families. Speak to your accountant about tax deductions.

Click on the link below to donate.
Holiday Photos
Senior Enrichment Center's Ukulele performing holiday songs
Our Intergenerational Program celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah by decorating Menorahs, making paper mache Dreidels.
Senior "neighbors" helped the ONEgeneration preschoolers make Dreidels.
SHARE Project - Sending Help And Real Essentials
Our annual "Adopt A Senior" Program
David, SHARE Recipient


Homebound SHARE Recipient

Below: Waldorf Astoria Group
Every year an overwhelming amount of community members and corporate partners generously adopt the needs of an older adult served by ONEgeneration. These seniors receive our homebound meals, transportation, care management and in home support services. This project supports these low income and often frail older adults to receive basic household items such as toiletries, cleaning products and canned goods. Over 100 seniors were helped this year.

Donors receive a profile of their specific senior and are given a short list of items that would be of help to the client they are supporting. We are delighted to see that donors do above and beyond in tailoring gifts to the needs of their recipient. Adding special touches such as family Christmas cards, holiday treats, slippers, robes and in one case for a music lover...even a guitar.

Thank you to all those who choose to give this holiday season! In addition to the many families and individuals that contacted us to directly help a senior in need, the majority of recipients were helped by the following employee groups:
AIG Headquarters in Woodland Hills, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hilton, Planet Art, Lakeside Community Healthcare & Regal Medical Group, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, PC Foy, Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff, Omron, Zenith Insurance and the wonderful volunteers of the National Charity League San Fernando Chapter
Above: Providence Tarzana Group
Left: National Charity League, SFV Chapter 7th and 12th Grade members
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: Geriatric Care
It’s the beginning of a new year and I thought it worthwhile to again address the purpose and the value of seeing a geriatrician. A geriatrician is a physician who is specifically trained to deal
with the health needs of the elderly, people who are likely to have complicated medical and social problems. Health problems may include memory loss, weight loss, pain, gait and balance disturbance, falls, incontinence, and side effects of the multiple different medicines taken to deal with those, and other, medical conditions.
 
As chronic medical conditions increase as we age, so will the number of medications required to treat them. At the same time, the body’s ability to handle medications decreases with age.
One of the areas that geriatric training takes into account is the risks and adverse reactions associated with the use of the multiple medications often taken by the elderly. With each new patient I see, we review the medical history and, after a full physical exam, we consider how best to proceed. The difference between a general internist and a geriatrician is the additional care taken with the investigation of cognitive function, gait and balance disorder, medication review, as well as the psychological and social problems that arise in the elderly population. We involve family, as well as the patient, in all discussions. The stronger the support system, and the better all are informed, the better the outcome. The goal is to help each patient maintain a safe and healthy independence, and to help determine the level of assistance needed.
 
I ask again that you contact ONEgeneration if there is a specific geriatric medical condition that you would like me to review.
Adult Daycare Story
Gary is a 72-year-old gentleman who was working until October 2014 when he began to show signs of dementia. His need to stop working created a financial hardship for his family. His wife, who now provides for all of his daily care, is helped greatly by the respite provided by the ONEgeneration Adult Daycare program. At the ONEgeneration Intergenerational Daycare Center, Gary enjoys interacting with the preschool children and this has provided him with a sense of purpose. He has a history of agitation as a result of frustration regarding his losses but that has not been observed at the center. His wife has also started attending the ONEgeneration Adult Daycare Center’s Caregiver Support Group and her daughter attends with her on occasion. The ONEgeneration Intergenerational Daycare Center has been a great support to her and has enriched Gary’s life, giving him a place to go every day where he can interact with peers, be challenged cognitively, and give back to the children in the Center. His wife is able to afford a portion of the cost of his attendance at the center. Financial support from SCAN has supplemented what she is able to pay so that he could continue to attend the center three days per week. We are so appreciative to SCAN for this support.
If you are interested in touring our Adult Daycare please call 818-708-6625 to schedule a tour.
Guest Article








Barbara Wogh, RN, BSN, iRNPA, BCPA

Barbara is a RN Senior Advocate and Founder of
Barbara guides clients through their parents’ or loved ones’ aging and healthcare needs.
What You Need To Know About Your Aging Parents That No One Wants To Talk About
It's hard to think about, but one day your parents are going to get old. Some of you may be thinking, “My parents are already old!” What I mean is, not only will they get old in age, but possibly in mind and body, too. They may lose their memory as with Alzheimer's and dementia, or become disabled due to a heart attack, stroke or diabetes. Either way, it's likely that they will need your help in some way. Then one day, inevitably, they will pass on.

No one wants to talk about their parents dying or the possibility of them being unable to care for themselves. But, there are perks with aging: your investment in health insurance finally pays off; your eyes won't get too much worse; and no one expects you to run—anywhere! Plus, your parents just may forget about all the stuff you did to drive them crazy as a kid. But don't count on it.

Don't get caught off guard
What happens when your mom is sick in the hospital and your dad is left alone and isn't able to care for himself? What if your mom can no longer bathe, feed or dress herself? What happens when the doctor asks, “Should we put her on a respirator?” or “Should we place a feeding tube?” Are you really ready to answer these questions and deal with the level of care your parents need?

Make a plan
The first and most important thing you can do to make an unexpected situation manageable is to have a plan in place long before you think you need it. Without a plan that anticipates things to come, you will be left facing the inevitable crisis unprepared. When reacting to a difficult situation as opposed to carrying out a plan for it, your instincts will be dampened and your decision-making will not be at its best, leaving both you and your parents vulnerable. You can't plan for the future when the present is so demanding, so it's best to form a plan when there is no problem. This might require some difficult conversations.

How do I start?
So, how do you start such a conversation? Well, that depends on the situation at hand and the
relationship you have with your parent. If your parent is already ill and the situation is serious, the best way may be the direct approach: “Mom, considering your state of health and what the doctors have told us, I think it's important that we talk about a few things.”

If there are no urgent decisions to make and you have more time, you can be more subtle by asking your parent for advice: “Dad, Dave and I are setting up a plan for retirement and I was wondering how you and mom approached this. Do you feel like you've saved enough? Did you make arrangements for
long-term care or buy long-term care insurance?”

Encino Farmers Market

Happy New Year! Time to start eating healthy? What better place to shop than the Encino Farmers Market! Our wonderful farmers pick produce one day before bringing it to market, so you know you are getting the best, freshest fruits and veggies available.  We also have specialty food vendors like Bonjour Yogurt who sells both, sheep and cows milk fresh yogurt that is loaded with probiotics. They have a least 15 flavors and offer free samples. For those who don’t have to watch their figure, stop by Walters Cookies and try a delicious homemade cookie or ice cream sandwich. It is so important to support our vendors and farmers, so come by and shop local Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm and say hello. Plenty of free parking!
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Wednesday, January 2nd, 1 to 2:30 pm Buried Treasures 16 week Self-Help & Support Group for people who have too much stuff. If interested please contact facilitator Alisa Aslanyan-Zamora, LCSW at 818-407-3200 to arrange orientation. Flyer

  • Tuesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 10th from 1 to 3 pm Advanced Tap and Jazz Dance Class. Please call Arlene Zoren if interested in joining at 818-998-6398. Arlene is also available for questions Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the MP3 Auditorium. Flyer

  • Tuesday, January 15th from 10 to 11:30 am Part 1 of Two Part Free Legal Seminar - Estate Planning 101: The Basics of Wills & Trusts by Sara Polinsky, Attorney at Law. Call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Friday, January 18th Heart Health Series sponsored by SCAN Independence at Home will discuss: Better Your Blood Pressure at 10 AM. Flyer

  • Friday, January 25th Heart Health Series sponsored by SCAN Independence at Home will discuss: Heart Health at 10 AM. Flyer
Computer Classes
Sign-up for "One-on-One" computer classes at the Senior Center!
Learn the basics or get help with your specific needs. Our high school and college students are waiting to help you. Call 818-705-2345, or click here to email
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Chumash Casino
Wednesday, January 9th
Leave at 9 am & Return at 6 pm
Cost is $32.00

The Chumash Casino is located in beautiful Santa Ynez wine country. Each player will receive $20.00 in free play!! 

Lunch is not included. Flyer
Ronald Reagan Library
Wednesday, January 23rd
Leave at 10 am & Return at 5 pm
Cost is $40.00

Join us for a tour of the Ronald Reagan Library, located in Simi Valley. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which sustains the library and museum .
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
Last month, ONEgeneration Childcare hosted a family holiday party which included a variety of activities throughout the different classrooms.

The Butterfly Room had a space for Family Photos.
The Busy Bee Room was the place to decorate the Family Photo Frames.
In the Roaring Lions Room families decorated Christmas Cookies.
In the Sea Turtles Room families made Hanukkah Latkes.
In the Dragon Room families made their own Kinara for Kwanzaa.
Dinner was provided by ONEgeneration in the Dinosaurs Room.
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

January 2019 Tributes

In appreciation for the services of JoAnne McCulloch from Margaret Kawasawa

In honor of JoAnne McColloch’s Birthday in January from Rose Cicinelli

In honor of Alvina Yoshimura from Carol Yoshimura

In memory of Ms. Bertha Lewis from Carol & Stu

In memory of my beloved wife Rosalie from Ernest Hilger

In memory of Walter, and to his lovely wife Sydell from Ginny Gagan


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, Healthcare Consultant
  • 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