JUNE 2019
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11th Annual Senior Symposium
& Senior Job Recap
ONEgeneration is grateful to everyone who participated in and supported our 2019 Senior Symposium & Job and Volunteer Fair this year. Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and neighborhood councils and of course volunteers! We had over 950 attendees and over 850 free Health Screenings were completed!
Raffle
Attendees
Grandparents As Parents
Zumba Outdoors
Volunteers
Free Health Screenings
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Thank You ONEgeneration Volunteers!

ONEgeneration held a recognition event to honor our dedicated volunteers with a bingo tournament just for volunteers! This was a fun way to win prizes and get to know their fellow volunteers who work in the various programs of ONEgeneration. Thank you to Omron's terrific team of corporate volunteers for hosting Bingo and volunteering at the event.

Daily our programs are supported by volunteers delivering meals, calling homebound seniors, assisting in the travel office, serving lunch at one of our four meal sites, and helping at a variety of Senior Enrichment Center Programs. We were happy to have in attendance, the devoted group of lunch volunteers who serve meals at the Canoga Park Senior Center which is one of ONEgeneration’s four senior meal sites.

The staff of ONEgeneration greatly appreciates all the volunteers who help in every department to better assist those we serve. Thank you to all ONEgeneration volunteers who demonstrate compassion through service by providing 40,000 annual hours of volunteer work. We could not do it without you!
Volunteer Appreciation
Canoga Park Senior Center Volunteers
Bingo Tournament
Encino Farmers Market
As summer approaches, stone fruit is in full swing at the Encino Farmers Market. Apricots, apriums (a cross between an apricot and a plum) are delicious and so are nectarines. Gene Etheridge of Etheridge Farms has at least 5 different varieties of nectarines. We would like to congratulate Nuvo Olive Oils for winning two gold medals for their oils at the 2019 NYI00C World Olive Oil Competition! Also,

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
Grandparents As Parents
Children & Family Services Resource Fair
Our Intergenerational program, Grandparents As Parents had the opportunity to participate in the Santa Clarita Valley Department of Children and Family Service's Resource Fair last month. The fair was held for DCFS staff and community service providers. 

If you or someone you know is raising "kinship children", ONEgeneration has many resources to help your family including resource support groups, court navigation assistance, and much more. Please call 818-264-0880 for more information.
Childcare Teachers
We are ecstatic to announce that during the spring semester, nine of our Mentor Teachers served as Master Teachers to 14 practicum students from Los Angeles Valley College. In order to celebrate and recognize the time and dedication our Mentor teachers provided for the LAVC practicum students, a recognition luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 22nd at Los Angeles Valley College. Our Master teachers enjoyed a delicious lunch, yummy desserts, and were showered with flower bouquets, gifts and a certificate of appreciation.   We are so very proud!
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:
O ptimal Brain Health
I recently came across an article that suggested Ohat mushrooms may help reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a disorder which often precedes Alzheimer’s disease. In MCI,
a person may experience poor memory and problems with language and decision-making ability, symptoms characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Because the symptoms are mild, the
individual can continue to lead an essentially functional life. The article suggests that a particular compound found in mushrooms may have a direct positive impact on the risk of cognitive decline with its association with Alzheimer’s disease.
 
There is no known cause, nor is there a known cure, for Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics and factors such as smoking, exercise, and education seem to be important. Diet may also play a role. A dietary regimen has been devised which seems to be of some value in supporting cognitive (memory) ability. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet recommends ten “brain healthy food groups” that a person
should eat and five “unhealthy food groups” to avoid. It combines elements of two nutrition plans which have proven to be of value in heart health.
 
For optimal brain health, our diets should include frequent servings of green leafy vegetables, nuts, berries (especially blueberries), beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil,
and wine (maximum of one glass per day.) It also suggests five food groups to avoid to reduce the risk of developing dementia: red meat, butter and stick margarine, cheese, pastries and
sweets, fried foods and fast foods.
 
While there is no clear-cut evidence that proper diet will ward off Alzheimer’s dementia, there is evidence that it can be beneficial and I suggest paying attention to the recommendations. It may be of real value and certainly, as my brilliant mother-in-law used to say “It couldn’t hurt.”
Senior Enrichment Center Artists
Two artists from ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center won 1st and 2nd place at the Los Angeles Department of Aging's 2019 Senior Art Contest! We are so proud of Sharon and Maureen. The awards reception was held at the Los Angeles Central Public Library. (L to R) LA Dept. of Aging General Manager Laura Trejo, 2nd Place Maureen Donohoe, 1st Place Sharon Ramsey, 3rd Place Buena Johnson, and District 4 Councilmember David Ryu!
Senior Enrichment Center Intergenerational Programs
Above is a photo taken of ONEgeneration's Intergenerational Teen Art Program on their last day of class. This program is made possible by our partnership with The Imagination Connection. Students from Magnolia Science Academy 5 worked alongside seniors from our Senior Enrichment Center to create art and to learn from and inspire one another. When generations come together, lives are enriched. Thank you to everyone who participated in this amazing class.
Senior Vietnam Veterans & High School Students
ONEgeneration was proud to collaborate with High Tech LA High School and Veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The veterans wore their respective uniforms, including Army and Navy, and shared their experiences with the students. Through questions and answers, this provided a meaningful learning opportunity for the students and appreciation for those who served our country,
Senior Enrichment Center Events
  • Wednesdays this summer is the Buried in Treasures Support Group from 5/29/2019 until 9/11/2019. Every Wednesday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. If interested please contact facilitator Alisa at 818-407-3200 to arrange orientation. Flyer

  • Saturday, June 1st Homeless Solutions Information Fair from 1 pm to 3 pm at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center presented by Councilman Bob Blumenfield, West Valley Neighborhood Alliance and Everyone In. Flyer

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 Father's Day Celebration at 10 am to 1 pm, magician performances, Zumba, raffle, dessert table after lunch. RSVP to 818-705-2345. Flyer

  • Thursday, June 13th from 10 am to 11 am ONEgeneration's Discover Aira Day. Aira connects blind and low vision individuals with highly trained agent who deliver visual information on demand. Try it for a free 7 day trail. Flyer

  • Friday June 14th TAP Introductory Workshop from 9:30 am to 11:00 am presented by New Horizons. Covers the use of a senior TAP card to ride locally. Flyer

  • Monday, June 17th Acting For Fun, 10 am to 11:30 am. This is a new class limited to 15 students and the cost is $6 per class. If you are interested please call 818-705-2345 to sign up. Flyer

  • Friday June 21st TAP Advanced Workshop from 9:30 am to 11:00 am presented by New Horizons. Covers the use of smart phones. Flyer

  • Friday, June 21st, The Business of Living. You and Your Home... 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Free class by the Braille Institute for those experiencing low vision. Flyer

  • Thursday, June 27th from 10 am to 11 am Cooking on a Budget. Cooking class sponsored by Regal Lakeside Medical. Flyer

  • Thursday, June 27th from 10 am to 11:30 am Aging is Inevitable: Coping With It is the Challenge. This is the first in a 5 part speaker series called Living to 100 with Quality by Jerry Kornfeld M.D., FAACP. Flyer

  • Thursdays, starting on June 27th, The UCLA Memory Training Program will take place from 2 pm to 4 pm for four sessions ending on July 25th. Space is limited, call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Friday, June 28th, Staying Connected: Reading, Writing and Technology Options When You Are Visually Impaired. 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Free class by the Braille Institute for those experiencing low vision. Flyer

  • Tuesday, July 2nd and Tuesday August 6th, California Healthier Living: Living Your Best Life Workshop. Brought to you by ONEgeneration, The Los Angeles Department of Aging and Partners in Care Foundation from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Flyer
Homebound Meal Program's Tales from the Road
It takes many individuals to deliver close to 300 hot meals a daily Mondays through Fridays to homebound older adults.

ONEgeneration has been fortunate to collaborate with a few local volunteer groups from other non-profit agencies to help with this task. Just recently, one of these volunteer groups went above and beyond, as they often do!. An older adult meal recipient, who lives alone, was not opening her door even though she had just answered when the group had called on the intercom to enter the building. The woman did not sound well and mentioned she was unsure she would be able to walk to the door. The volunteers did not feel right about leaving so they waited. Soon the apartment manager came by and the group told her the situation. The manager decided to get her keys and open the woman’s door to discover that our homebound meal client was in need of medical attention. An ambulance was called to her home and she is now doing well.

This story from the road, reminds us all how important our home delivered meal program is for seniors living alone. ONEgeneration, with the help of our volunteers, is proud to be able to assist older adults in need while also providing nutritious meals.
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
Land and Sea Tour, Santa Barbara
Come and join us for a unique tour of Santa Barbara by land and sea beginning with a tour of the historic landmarks and attractions in town and later the vehicle splashes into the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and cruises the magnificent coastline.  A quick shuttle (50 cents) takes us up State Street where you can enjoy lunch, at a restaurant of your choice, followed by a bit of time to hit the shops and explore on your own. Lunch is not included.
         
Tuesday June 18, 2019
Leave 7:30 am & 4:30 pm return
Cost is $69.00
Saturday June 22, 2019
Leave 10:00 am
Return 6:00 pm
Cost is $52.00
Ventura County Greek Festival &
Camarillo Premium Outlets
The annual Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo is much more than a cultural event.  It is a heartfelt festival that will delight you the entire day. Come join us and enjoy a variety of Greek food (Gyros, Lamb, Baklava, Loukoumathes Sundae (extreme Greek Sunday) and many other choices. There will also be music and opportunities to see dancing, & to learn a few dance steps. Lunch is not included. We will stop at the Camarillo Premium Outlets on the way back for a few hours of shopping.
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 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 & 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, 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 Encino Chamber of Commerce, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's 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
In honor of Stuart & Carol Zimring, thank you Sylvie Drake Jurras

In memory of Carola Penn Anderson from Sid & Helen Katz

In memory of Carola Penn Anderson from Eva Goetz

In honor of Ray Charles Clark
Resources
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.
  • 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
MEMBERS
  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • 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
  • Darren Hernandez, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Nathaniel Hutton, Consultant, "CATCH Healthy Habits" Program
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • 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

  • 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