March 2020
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ONEgeneration Spring Fundraisers
This spring we are celebrating our Intergenerational Programs with a very special Recognition Luncheon, we hope you can join us for this inaugural event introducing our ONEgeneration "JOY" (Joining Older & Younger) Award. Tickets are $125.00 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Proceeds benefit all of ONEgeneration's programs and services.
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: Home Modifications
I have been writing this column dealing with medical issues for three years, discussing topics that I thought would be of interest to the ONEgeneration. Please let me know if there is a particular subject that you would like me to review. Communicate with Sue Sexton of ONEgeneration and she will get the request to me.

This month, I will focus upon home modifications that allow seniors to age “in place” comfortably and safely.

1.       If a senior needs a walker or wheelchair, doorways may need to be made wider.

2.       Stairs may be a challenge for seniors with gait and balance problems, but ramps provide a measure of safety.

3.       Proper lighting should be installed both indoors and outdoors and it should be easy to reach light switches.

4.       Counter-tops and sinks may have to be lowered to allow easy access.

5.       Bathrooms present specific risks for us as we grow older. While showers are generally safer than bathtubs, grab-bars are essential in both. If a bathtub must be used, there “must” be a grab-bar available and strong consideration should be given to use of a bathtub transfer bench. Elevated toilet seats allow for safer sitting.

6.       Remove all floor rugs that are not tacked down. They represent a fall risk.

7.       Necklace and bracelet medical alert systems ensure safety, especially important for seniors who live alone.

8.       There are automatic medication delivery systems available. These provide medication at the appropriate time and alert you that the medication is available.

9.       Voice activated home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home provide automated lighting, reminders for medication and appointments. They can also be connected to smart doorbells, such as Ring, that increase safety through video monitoring and two-way conversations.

10.   For a comfortable lift getting out of an armchair, consider an electric or self-powered lifting seat, which slowly tilts you forward to help you into a standing position.

11.   Finally, home video monitors allow family members to keep a safety watch.
Intergenerational Activities
New Semester - Sage & Seekers
In February the 2020 Spring Semester of ONEgeneration's "Sages and Seekers" Program started. The Wednesday mentoring program engages active older adults with students from Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies over eight weeks of conversations.
ONEgeneration's JOY (Joining Older and Younger) Intergenerational Daycare Center

ONEgeneration's JOY (Joining Older and Younger) Intergenerational Daycare Center celebrated Valentine's Day last month with our younger ones handing out Valentine cards they have been decorating all week to their senior neighbors.
Grandparents As Parents
ONEgeneration's Grandparents As Parents members who participated in the 9 week Kinship Resource Meetings Program proudly display their Certificates of Completion below.
Alta Loma Elementary, LAUSD
107 th St Elementary School, LAUSD
Encino Farmers Market
Spring is slowly making its way into the Farmers Market. Let’s welcome some of the bounties of springtime, such as asparagus, English peas and green onions, which are all in abundance at the Farmers Market. Last but not least on our spring veggie list are artichokes which when bought in season have the best flavor (and value). Look for artichokes with tight, compact leaves and fresh cut stems.  We are welcoming a new vendor to the market, Norma’s salsa. Norma carries around eight different kinds of salsa, homemade chips and a ceviche that is second to none! She offers free samples to try. Please stop by and welcome her to our market. JOIN OUR FREE YOGA DANCE CLASS! (See below)
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
CAL Fresh Benefits
Our Hunger Benefits & Housing Navigator can help you with CAL Fresh Benefits. She is at the Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center located at 7515 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91405 the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month. If you have questions or need support regarding CAL Fresh Benefits stop by there, or stop by ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center during the week between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

If you have questions about your eligibility or are looking for information about Cal Fresh please call 818-708-6380.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • 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

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

  • Thursdays March 5th and March 12th 2-Part Free Legal Seminar presented by Sara Polinsky, Attorney at Law, 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Part I: Estate Planning 101, The Basics of Wills and Trusts. Part II: The Most Common Planning Mistakes. Space is limited, please call the Senior Center at 818-705-2345 to reserve a space. Flyer

  • Fridays, March 6th, March 13th and March 27th, 2020 Guided Autobiography Workshop1 to 3 PM. See Jenna Hauss or Senior Center Front Desk to sign up. Instructor trained by the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies. Flyer

  • Mondays, March 9th & March 16th, Low Vision 2-Part Speakers Series at 10:00 AM. Learn about free programs at the Braille Institute. Flyer

  • Mondays starting March 16th for 6 weeks, Free Savvy Caregiver Workshop: Helping Alzheimer's Family Caregivers presented by Alzheimer's Los Angeles from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, registration is required, please call 818-705-2345. Flyer

  • Wednesday, March 18th, The Best is Yet to Come Workshop presented by Bill Stewart from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Call 818-705-2345 to reserve your space. Flyer.

  • Thursday, March 26th, Your Medi-Cal Dental, Transportation and Hearing Aid Benefits 10 to 11 AM. Presented by The Center for Health Care Rights. Flyer
Computer Technology Training
Sign-up for "One-on-One" computer tutoring at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center located at 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335. Become an expert with your cell phones, tablets, computers or laptops. $5.00 per hr. fee. Call 818-705-2345 to schedule an appointment. Flyer
Community Partners
ONEgeneration attends Healthcare Round-table

Numerous Community partners and ONEgeneration participated at  U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas Healthcare Round Table at his District Office in Van Nuys on February 18, 2020. ONEgeneration appreciated being included in this important discussion representing issues of importance to our older adults.
Join the ONEgeneration Census Volunteer Team!

ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center kicked off its 2020 Census outreach efforts with the formation of a new Volunteer Census Team. This group of stellar folks will be out in the community spreading the word about the 2020 Census and ensuring that seniors and all our local communities get counted! 

Census 2020 Day is April 1 st and you and your family have a lot to gain by participating. The census helps determine how much money our communities will receive for things like schools, senior centers, hospitals, job programs & public transportation. You can fill out your Census form online, by mail or phone. ONEgeneration will be hosting a free Census Assistance Site at 18255 Victory Blvd. in Reseda, throughout March and April for anyone who needs help with filling out their form.  The March dates are March 12 th , March 18 th and March 25 th . More dates to come and will be posted as soon they become available.

If you would like to join our volunteer team or want more information on how to fill out your form, please contact Juana Torres at jtorres@onegeneration.org or at 818-708-6603.
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
San Manuel Casino    
The closest casino to us..means the shortest bus trip and lots of time to play at one of Southern California’s favorite casinos. Receive a $30 credit on your Club Serrano Card. Please don’t forget to bring your valid ID and email (if you have one) when you sign up for this trip. Join other ONEgeneration players for a great CASINO day.

Trip includes transportation, driver tip, and $30 of free play!  
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Leave 11:00 am & Return 7:00 pm
Cost is $30.00
Old Town Music Hall

It’s 1942 all over again. Join us as we visit the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo with its fabulous Wurlitzer pipe organ. We will be viewing the original 1942 film “For Me and My Gal’, starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Gene Kelly’s smashing debut makes this film a must see, along with the chemistry between him and the 20 year-old Judy Garland. Every film begins with music on the Mighty Wurlitzer and a comedy short. Enjoy lunch at Frijoles Mexican Restaurant ( included ) before the show. Trip includes transportation, lunch, film and driver tip  
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Leave 10:30 AM & return 6:30  PM
Cost is $71.00
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 honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Carolyn Rothberg

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Karen & Randall Maycock

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Rita & Roger Walton

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Gregory French

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Rebecca & Jack Morgan

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring”, Carolyn & Don Zimring

“In memory of Eva Goetz’s Mother", Roxie & Jim Esterle
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 MAPS Charities, Panera Bread, Western Bagel, Gelson's on 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! 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
New Los Angeles County Voting Machines Video
The College of the Canyons produced a student video on the new LA County Voting Machines. This video is intended for anyone who is not familiar with the new voting system and will take them on a step by step guide to complete the voting process successfully.. Click on the video below to view. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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. 

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.
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
  • 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 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
  • Gavin Ward, Regional Director of Strategy & Partnerships, 24Hr HomeCare, 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