July 2020
Newsletter
ONEgeneration Program Updates
Senior Enrichment Center
ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center has temporarily closed to the public except for the following:
  • Drive Through Food Bank for older adults & families is every Tuesday in July 10 AM until supplies run out.
  • Virtual classes and workshops listed below in newsletter.
  • Call 818-705-2345 for more information.

Homebound Meal Delivery
This program will continue.
  • If you are a senior over 60 years old and in need of meal delivery, please call 818-705-2345 for information.

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

Grandparents As Parents
In person support groups are suspended until further notice.
  • Please call (818)264-0880 for information about participating in an online support group or for other available resources.
  • Court Navigation services are still being provided free of charge. Please contact Alejandro, ONEgeneration's Court Navigator at 818-370-2263 for an appointment.
Adult Daycare        
ONEgeneration's Adult Daycare program has temporarily suspended in-center operations.
  • Our nursing and social work staff are still maintaining regular communication with all of our participants. For updates to caregiver support groups and other programs, please contact Anna Swift at 818-708-6635, aswift@onegeneration.org or Denise Kee-White at 818-708-6376, dkeewhite@onegeneration.org
  • Caregiver July Newsletter Link

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

Encino Farmers Market
The modified Encino Farmers Market is open Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm.
  • Please see flyer below for modifications.
  • Vendors and shoppers must wear face masks.
  • There is one entrance and one exit.
  • Plenty of free parking.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are several COVID-19 volunteer opportunities available.
Universal Charitable Deduction:  The CARES Act includes provisions that allow eligible taxpayers a partial above-the-line deduction of up to $300 in gifts made to public charities for tax year 2020. Eligible taxpayers are individuals who do not itemize their deductions, allowing those taxpayers a tax benefit that they would otherwise not receive for supporting nonprofits. The deduction is limited to cash gifts only. Read more #LAtogether
Summertime Symposium Series
Intergenerational Virtual Connections
Tuesday Drive-Thru Food Bank
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Resources
Temporary Eviction Moratorium: Link

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:   Link

California Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud Alert: Link

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.

SoCalGas’ CARE program can help during these challenging times. If you’re recently unemployed or currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons, you may now be eligible to save 20% on your natural gas bill. Complete the quick online application at socalgas.com/care and find out instantly if you qualify.
Community Partners
If you need help filling out the Census form or would like to volunteer to make calls to our seniors about the Census, please reach out to ONEgeneration’s Census Coordinator: Juana Torres, at 818-708-6603 or at jtorres@onegeneration.org
Expert Article
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:
N ovel Coronavirus Pandemic
As you know, the coronavirus remains a major health problem. The global death toll has surpassed 500,000; in the United States more than 2.500,000 people have been infected and more than 125,000 have died. The number of new cases is surging throughout much of the United States, including here in southern California.

The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emphasizes that the older you are, the greater your risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19. Recent data shows that younger adults are also at risk of infection; in fact, half of those infected are younger than 48 years of age. But people older than 65 are especially vulnerable to severe illness if they become infected by the coronavirus. The likely need for hospitalization increases and the risk of death increases such that the risk of dying for those in their 70s has been reported to be greater than 16% and to be greater than 28% for those 80 and older.

Underlying health conditions are associated with an increased risk of a severe case of COVID-19. These include obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, COPD, asthma, sickle cell disease, conditions that require use of immunosuppressive drugs, and possibly dementia and even hypertension. The more underlying medical conditions people have, the greater the risk.

Again, the most common symptoms are cough, fever, muscle pain, headache, and shortness of breath. Other reported symptoms include loss of taste, diarrhea, dizziness, and what has been described as “brain fog”.

Please be safe. To reduce your risk of infection the CDC recommends that you wash your hands often, disinfect items and surfaces that are touched by many people, wear a mask or other face covering when out in public, and practice social distancing.
Thank You
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our annual fundraiser - ONEgeneration's Celebration of JOY 2020. We appreciate all the support and kindness we received as we migrated the event from a live in person spring luncheon to an online summer celebration complete with a silent auction.
All proceeds will benefit our vital senior services during this COVID-19 crisis. Click on the very special video thank to our sponsors from our from our staff. Thank you again!
Councilman Blumenfield
Several seniors on  ONEgeneration 's meal deliver routes last month were happy to greet their volunteer meal delivery person -  Councilmember Bob Blumenfield . We are so grateful for the Councilman's ongoing support of older adults in our community and for taking the time to help during this pandemic.
Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Thank you to our community partner Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center for supplying hundreds of tote bags for one of our weekly Drive-Thru Food Banks in June. Every week we give out several hundred bags of pantry, dairy and produce items to older adults and families in need during these challenging times.
Gloves Donation
Thank you to Zhebing Lin and Magic Ice Cube LLC for their generous donation of over 3,000 gloves to  ONEgeneration . We are so grateful for the gloves which will be used in our senior meal delivery and food bank programs. If you are interested in donating safety supplies please contact event@onegeneration.org.
Honda and Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Thank you  SoCal Honda Dealers  and the Helpful Honda Team for volunteering at our weekly Drive-Thru Food Bank in June . Also, thank you to Valley Presbyterian Hospital for donating tote bags for the event. We are so grateful for this wonderful community support!
Regal Medical Group

Special thank you to  Regal Medical Group  and  Lakeside Community Healthcare  for donating tote bags to ONEgeneration 's Drive-Thru Food Bank in June and for our board-member Lindy Pearson and her family for helping to pack and distribute food.
L.A. Care Health Plan
Thank you to our community partner  L.A. Care Health Plan  who donated 500 tote bags for  ONEgeneration 's weekly "drive-thru" food bank!! We helped over 600 older adults and families that day.
ONEgeneration  has been providing a free weekly Drive-Thru Food Bank for the community for over 10 weeks in response to COVID-19, thanks to our hard working staff and volunteers, and corporate partners. Tote bags are urgently needed. If your company has bags to donate, please email event@onegeneration.org. Thank you to all our bag donors.
Encino Farmers Market - Open Sundays
Summer fruits are plentiful at the Encino Farmers Market.  Murray Farms always carry a plethora of grapes but my favorites are cotton candy grapes, they actually taste like cotton candy. Underwood Farms are famous for their fresh corn but also try their yellow and red watermelons (come early before they run out). This summer we are welcoming a new farmer, Kepner Farms. Owner Carl Kepner is well known for his organically fed, humanely raised, pastured meats and eggs. His animals run free on their farm in canyon of the hills above Lake Elsinore. Please stop by the market to say hello and try their wonderful products.

See you Sunday!
ONEgeneration's Encino Farmer's Market will be open Sundays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM with modifications. Shop for local fresh produce in an open air setting.

We have received approval by the City of Los Angeles
to remain open with the following modifications:

Safety precautions that you will see at our Encino Farmers Market

  • Vendors and shoppers will be wearing face coverings.
  • There will be no sampling of products, or hot prepared foods.  
  • Booths will maintain a distance between them, because of this you may find that the vendor you are looking for is in a slightly shifted space. 
  • The tables, chairs and umbrellas will not be set-up to avoid lingering; we are asking customers to head home after purchasing their products.  
  • There may be limits to the amount of a food product in high demand, such as eggs. Please buy only what you need, we will be back the following week!
  • There will be two gates open, one in the back of the lot as the entrance gate and the other as an exit only. You will not be able to enter the designated Exit. Please be kind to the volunteers. 
 
Please keep the following in mind when you visit the market:

  • You must wear a face covering to enter the market.
  • If you are not feeling well or have recently been unwell, please stay at home. 
  • Touch only what you plan on buying. 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after visiting.  
  • Be respectful of others spaces, if there is a wait for a vendor please give room between you and the person in front of you.  
  • Please limit socializing and head to the designated Exit when you are finished shopping.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables when you get home, do not use cleaning products or other products not meant for consumption.
  • Please leave your dogs and non-service animals at home, they will not be able to enter.  

Thank you for shopping at the Encino Farmers Market, supporting local farmers and small businesses, and helping the programs of ONEgeneration.

The Encino Market accepts EBT/CAL Fresh (see below) and WIC at the main gate.
Location is the ONEgeneration JOY Intergenerational Daycare Center at 17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Plenty of Free Parking!
Grandparents As Parents
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 below 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. Link
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
Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Their online courses, programs and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape and make new friends. Most classes are free.

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 here.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
While LACMA is currently closed, on their redesigned homepage you will find links to free enriching and inspiring content for you to Watch, Listen, Learn, Read, and Browse at home.

The Shows Must Go On!
A different Lloyd Webber musical streams each week on  The Shows Must Go On!, a new YouTube channel devoted to this project. Each show goes live on the channel on Friday at 7 pm BST, and usually remains viewable for 48 hours afterward. You Tube Link
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Each Sunday evening at 7 pm PST, the LA Master Chorale will release a new recording of a concert from previous seasons in Walt Disney Concert Hall. This series will give you a way to re-live your favorite concerts and re-connect with the Master Chorale from the comfort of your own home. Link
Virtual Museum Tours
Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world, including Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, London’s National Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Click Here
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera announced it would stream encore presentations on their website each night at 7:30 PM. You can also stream through the Met Opera’s on-demand app.

Chatter Pack
A list of free, online resources for enrichment. Virtual tours, online learning, music, geography, nature, arts and culture, entertainment, mental health and much, much more. Click Here
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.

Thank you to the National Council on Aging for your virtual Senior Center Resources listed above. Here are a few more of their suggested links to staying connected and engaged from home.

Regal: C lasses
  • How to Sew a Medical Face Mask Tutorial - YouTube Link
  • How to Sew a Medical Face Mask Pictorial - Button Counter
  • Planet Fitness Free Workout Videos Daily on Facebook
  • Yale Science of Well Being Free Course on Coursera
  • Free Brain Training, Exercises for your Mind - Luminosity
  • Ivy League Online Free Classes, over 450 to choose from - Class Central
Community Services
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...
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.
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
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.
Tributes
“In memory of Ms. Toby Cohn” Carol & Stu

“In honor of Stuart and Carol Zimring” Joseph Zimring

“In honor of Vanessa & Vahid Khorsand” Damian & Blair Carroll

“In honor of Greg Sverdlov ” Bart Ziegler

“In honor of Dolores Freeman” Bart Ziegler
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
Senior Resources
Senior Fraud Prevention Book 2020
The United States Senate's Special Committee on Aging just released the following Fighting Fraud 2020 Book which lists the top ten scams targeting our nation's seniors and ways to protect yourself from these scams. 

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
  • 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, "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
  • Catherine Coddington, District Director, Office of Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gasia Majarian, 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
  • Gavin Ward, Regional Director, Strategy & Partnerships, 24 Hour Home Care, LLC

  • 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