January 2022
Holiday SHARE (Sending Help & Real Essentials) Project
Thank you to all of the generous donors that helped over 280 home bound seniors and families from our Grandparents As Parents program ensure a happy holiday season. The seniors and families were overwhelmed by thoughtfulness of those in their community, one of the most rewarding aspects of this program is reminding our older adults that they are thought of, despite living alone without family in many cases. Thank you to the families, philanthropic groups, and employers who decided to participate this year and truly celebrate the time of giving!
If you were unable to adopt a senior this holiday, you are welcome to contribute to our programs and support a senior in need year round through your donation.
Happy New Year!
*The photo collage above shows images from ONEgeneration's Childcare in 2021 and the images below of our Adult Daycare staff and participants ringing in the New Year!
ONEgeneration would like to wish all of our community members a happy 2022! We know that we are still in the midst of the pandemic and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated and boosted. Los Angeles County health officials are seeing a big jump in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations as the highly transmissible omicron variant quickly spreads through Southern California! It’s time to take quick action and get #vaccinated if you have not done it yet or get your booster shot. For assistance please reach out to ONEgeneration’s Community Health Manager, Haley Rudas at 818-639-1090.
Vaccinate LA Collaborative
ONEgeneration has partnered with Dignity Northridge Hospital Medical Center and other local community agencies to provide vaccination resources. To learn more about upcoming local vaccine clinics, click here or go to www.vaxlatoday.org.
Annual Spring Fundraiser - Save the Date
Emergency Financial Assistance
ONEgeneration is offering a ONE-TIME-ONLY emergency financial assistance for any seniors 55 and OLDER (regardless of status) who are facing housing eviction, utility bill overages, or need help with a security deposit to secure housing. Must provide proof of income, identification, and home address. Must also provide proof of rent/utility statements and/or proof of new leasing agreement in order to apply. Call ONEgeneration's Hunger Benefits & Housing Navigator, Natalie Pongo at 818-708-6380 to see if you qualify for this ONE-TIME emergency financial assistance.

ONEgeneration esta ofreciendo asistencia financiera de EMERGENCIA SOLAMENTE UNA VEZ  para personas que califiquen de 55 años o más (estado de inmigración no importa). Adultos mayores que estén enfrentando desalojo de vivienda por pagos atrasados, pagos de utilidades atrasados, o que necesiten ayuda con un depósito de seguridad para asegurar la vivienda califican para este programa. Debe proporcionar prueba de ingresos, identificación y domicilio. También debe proporcionar comprobante de declaraciones de alquiler / facturas de utilidades y / o comprobante de un nuevo contrato de arrendamiento para poder presentar la solicitud. Llame para ver si califica para esta ayuda financiera de emergencia.
Joe Siracusa Memorial & 100th Celebration
Joe Siracusa Memorial & 100th Celebration
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center's dear friend and colleague Joseph Siracusa's Memorial Service will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm.
Christ Community Church 
7911 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, CA 91306

100th celebration of his life will immediately follow the service in the church gymnasium. Approximately 2:00-4:00pm.
Upcoming Virtual Activities
The National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center
(NADRC) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM PT. In this webinar, ONEgeneration will provide information on the benefits of intergenerational programming, while also addressing the creation of a successful intergenerational model that has integrated children, from infancy to 5 years old, with older adults living with dementia. Participants will also learn about the Latino YCare program, which is designed for children and youth who live in families that include a person with dementia and who are involved in their care. Learn more and register today.
Senior Enrichment Center - Resident Newsletter Poet

a poem by Norman Molesko
Feeling positive is the better way to be.
This can lessen your anxiety and your stress.
This can encourage you to function at your best.
So when you have feelings of negativity,
don’t let these feelings get you down.
Feelings of negativity can be turned around.
Sing with delight, “Good Feelings Is My Joy”.
These brief lyrics can interrupt negative feelings.
Feel positive. This is the better way to be.

© Norman Molesko, 2022 Ambassador For Seniors
ONEgeneration Program Updates
ONEgeneration will be closed on Monday January 17th
in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center is temporarily closed to the public except for the following:
  • Virtual Classes & Workshops listed below in newsletter.
  • Call 818-705-2345 for more information.
  • Stay tuned for February 2022 reopening information coming soon.

Homebound Meal Delivery
  • If you are a Senior, 60 years or older and in need of meal delivery, please call our Case Management in-take line at 818-708-6624 for information. 

Transportation Services
  • If you are a Senior, 65 years old or older and are in need of transportation, please call 818-708-6614 for information.

Adult Daycare    
 ONEgeneration's Adult Daycare program has re-opened in-center operations.

Infant/Toddler & Preschool Programs
These programs are currently open with modifications.
  • Call 818-708-6377 for more information.

Grandparents As Parents
  • Call 818-264-0880 for information about participating in a support group or for other available resources.
  • Court Navigation services are available free of charge. Please contact Alejandro, ONEgeneration's Court Navigator at 818-370-2263 for an appointment.

Encino Farmers Market
Open Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm at 17400 Victory Blvd. Plenty of free parking.
  • If you are unvaccinated, please wear a face mask.
  • Business/Community outreach booth rentals available each week contact ssexton@onegeneration.org 

Volunteer Opportunities
We have many no-contact volunteer opportunities.
ONEcaregiver Resource Center Website
Grandparents As Parents
Enjoy photos above from a recent winter door decoration competition in ONEgeneration's Childcare. Everyone was a winner in the end with a pizza and ice cream party!
Health & Wellness Resources
COVID-19 Testing: Click on link for testing locations.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Click on link for information on vaccine clinic locations.

Covid-19 Rent Relief: Click on link for more information.

Get a Digital Copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record: Click link for instructions on how to request a digital copy of your vaccination record.

Free Wi-Fi: Click on the link for a list of Library parking lots offering fee Wi-Fi.

Friendship Line: Call 1-888-670-1360 for 24/7 support if you are 60 years or older, or an adult living with disabilities. Provided by the Institute on Aging.

​​​​​​Medi-Nurse Line: ​​​​​​If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t have a regular doctor, California’s new nurse advice line can connect you with a nurse to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources. This service is available 24/7. Call (877) 409-9052​​.

National Institute of Mental Health Resources for dealing with stress and anxiety.

Natural Disaster Planning Tool Kit for People Living with Dementia (ACL). Click link.

NotifyLAClick on link or call 323-980-2260 to sign up for notifications from the City of Los Angeles during times of emergencies and disasters.

LA County Hotline: If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed 1-800-854-7771.

Headspace is offering LA County residents free subscriptions to its digital platform for improving mindfulness, relaxation and well-being. Their vast library of content includes guided meditations, workout videos and sleep-promoting sounds, all of which can be readily accessed from your computer, tablet or smartphone! Signup here.

California Drug Take Back Program: Click on link for a map of locations to drop off used medications.
Flyers en Español
Community Partnerships
Do you rent an apartment? Do you live in a condominium or town home? If so, you can participate in LADWP’s Shared Solar program, which allows residential customers living in multifamily dwellings to purchase up to 100 kWh of solar energy. You don’t need to install solar panels, because this program allows you to purchase electricity that is generated at solar power plants in or near the LA area. The best part is that by signing up for this program you can lock in a portion of your electricity rate for up to 10 years, thus saving you money! For help with registration please contact our Community Health Project Manager, Juana Torres at jtorres@onegeneration.org or at (818) 708-6603.
The LA ADU Accelerator Program - Housing
Adult Daycare
Thank You
Regal Medical Group
ONEgeneration is so grateful to for the support of our long time community partner Regal Medical Group for sponsoring our Senior Enrichment Center's Food Pantry program during the entire month of December 2021!
ONEgeneration is so grateful to our long time community partner Providence Health & Community Services for helping to bring vaccine boosters to our senior community. To learn more about upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics, call our Community Health Project Manager Haley Rudas at 818-639-1090.
Councilmember Blumenfield
Thank you to Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield for volunteering to deliver meals to homebound older adult residents throughout our community during the holidays. ONEgeneration is so grateful for his continued support. 
Calabasas Rotary
Thank you Calabasas Rotary for adopting seniors and a family from our Grandparents As Parents Program as part of our annual SHARE Project helping those in need during the holidays. Thank you for filling our van with generous items. ONEgeneration offers delivered meals and care management services to the Calabasas area, for more info email volunteer@onegeneration.org.
Healthcare Workers Tribute Day
ONEgeneration was happy to support West Coast University and Valley Presbyterian Hospital's recent "Healthcare Heroes" appreciation day by providing cards handmade by our preschoolers that expressed our gratitude to our frontline healthcare workers. Some of the cards can be seen in the photo to the left.
Baker-Tilly US

Thank you Baker Tilly US for participating this year with ONEgeneration's annual SHARE Project. Providing household necessities and holiday cheer to our homebound seniors. Your support of adopting a dozen seniors this year is greatly appreciated!
West Valley Medical Center
ONEgeneration would like to thank Susan Du Brin and our friends at the West Valley Medical Center including the Prime Surgical Center of Encino and Rehab Specialists Encino for their donation of food pantry items and other supplies for older adults in our community. We are truly grateful for their continued support! 
National Charity League, SFV Chapter
Thank you to the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Charity League for making hundreds of blankets for our homebound older adults! The support of your mother/daughter volunteers makes a difference to seniors of the San Fernando Valley.

West Hills Hospital
Thank you to the dedicated nurses, physicians and administrators that adopted over 20 seniors as part of our annual SHARE Project. Donating household necessities, walkers and safety items for older adults. The thoughtfulness and personal touches made by the staff of West Hills Hospital made a big difference in the items received by their assigned seniors and Grandparents As Parents Families.
Encino Farmers Market - Open Sundays 8am - 1pm
ONEgeneration JOY Intergenerational Daycare Center
17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406.  Plenty of Free Parking!
Farm Highlight: T AND D FARMS
T and D farms offers fresh produce like potatoes, onions, yams and garlic grown through with love by family both immediate and chosen. Begun by a man who has spent over four decades farming and his business partner who is ninety one and spent his life cultivating crop, they merged their experience to create a beautiful and unforgettable farm for themselves and their loved ones.  Tom Archibald and Doug Powell, hence the name T and D farms, have been supplying Encino’s Farmers Market with fresh produce for five years now.
T and D farms does not use pesticides, GMOs, or sprays and chooses their crop based on what is seasonably available, thus growing their crops as they always have to ensure that every item sold tastes farm fresh and delicious.

Thank you for shopping at the Encino Farmers Market, supporting local farmers and small businesses, and helping the programs of ONEgeneration.
More Virtual Ways to Stay Connected
Regal Medical Group Free Classes
Join our community partner, Regal Medical Group for free online fitness, yoga, and health education classes to stay active and on top of your health, even from your living room. Follow the link above to access new classes released every week.

UCLArts & Healing's free HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere) Series was created to enable our global community to build resilience through social-emotional arts during this unprecedented time. Their site features over 20 online sessions, including Guided Meditation with Live Music, Drumming for Resilience, and Art Games for Real or Virtual Connection.
Well Connected and Well Connected Español connects individuals 60 years old and over to virtual classes, conversations, and other activities and are accessible on line or by telephone. Programs are designed to help seniors stay connected to a larger community and are available in both English and Spanish. These programs are free of charge to individual participants. 

To learn more, visit www.covia.org  or call 877-797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org
Senior Planet from AARP
Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.
LA County Library - Free Movie Access
If you do not have your LA County Library Card yet, you can sign up on line for a temporary 90 day digital card. Many virtual services available including free movies & TV shows streaming through Kanopy & Hoopla. Sign up for a digital library card today.
StoryCorps Connect
Did you know that you can connect the generations in your life through StoryCorps Connect? Click on the link below to see how you can virtually interview a loved one through this program and have the interview archived as part of the StoryCorp collection
In memory of Maria Elena Sifuentes. Enrique Sifuentes

In honor of Hazel Geresy. Robert Geresy

In honor of Ali my driver. Larry Hirsch

In honor of next year 2022. Michele Lee
In honor of Joanne Tareh. Nancy & Myron Dembo
In memory of my mother Frances Bunyan. Carol Monka
In honor of the Cabaret Group. Ricki Bergman
Thanks to ONEgeneration, my elder years are safe & happier. Wilma Striebeck
To the ONEgeneration volunteers during COVID epidemic. Bobbe Aiona
In honor of Denise Kee-White. Myra Gantman
To the memory of Paul Daniel Gross PhD, my son. Daniel Gross

Thank you for the wonderful care you give Demetri. Carol Tauber
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
Did you know that you can deduct charitable donations made in 2020 up to $300 if you take the standard deduction? The CARES Act gave individual taxpayers who take the standard deduction, the ability to also take a deduction if they made a donation to a qualifying nonprofit. This amount goes up to $600 for married couples filing jointly for donations made in 2021. This is a temporary incentive to encourage contributions to nonprofits hit hard during the pandemic.

To learn more, click on this link to an AARP article which explains the Care Act provision.
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.
Follow us on Facebook
Stay up to date with ONEgeneration news by following us on Facebook at @ONEgencares. You can also donate to ONEgeneration from our Facebook page or can start your own Facebook campaign for ONEgeneration.

Your support is greatly needed and appreciated at this crucial time.
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
Leaving a legacy can help impact our communities for decades to come. Please consider ONEgeneration in your future giving plans. To learn about ONEgeneration's Planned Giving options, 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.
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
If you are interested in taking out a business card ad clickable to your website in the ONEgeneration monthly newsletter, please email Sue Sexton at ssexton@onegeneration.org
Affiliations and Partnerships
ONEgeneration Board of Directors,
& Friends of ONEgeneration
  • Stuart D. Zimring, Board Chair, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Stuart D. Zimring
  • Jeff Friedman, Board Vice Chair, Vice President of Marketing, Dynamic Nursing, Inc.
  • Shanthi Suresh, MD  Board Vice Chair, Partner Emeritus, Geriatrics, Kaiser Permanente
  • Nathaniel Hutton, Board Treasurer, Consultant, Oasis - CATCH Healthy Habits" Program
  • Jim Esterle, Board Secretary, Executive Consultant - HR & Development

  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Catherine Coddington, Consultant
  • Karen Johnson, Medicare Officer, Health Net of CA
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Vahid Khorsand, Office of Councilman Bob Blumenfield
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gasia Majarian, Vitas Representative, VITAS Healthcare
  • 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
  • Gavin Ward, Regional Director, Strategy & Partnerships, 24 Hour Home Care, LLC
  • Minister Roger Williams II, Practitioner of Public Health, Terra Health, LLC

  • Jenna Hauss, MSW, President & CEO, ONEgeneration
  • Kenneth Kang, CFO & COO, ONEgeneration

In Memoriam
  • Karl Boeckmann
  • Fred Simmons, Esq.
  • Harry Vickman

FRIENDS of ONEgeneration
  • Marvin Burns, Esq.
  • Paul Davis
  • Rickey Gelb
  • Eva Goetz
  • Vahid Khorsand
  • Dan Osterweil, MD
  • Marion Ross
  • Dr. Judy Rosenberg
  • Susan Rothenberg
  • Congressman Brad Sherman