March 2023
Annual Fundraiser
ONEgeneration in the News
The Eisner Foundation
Thank you to our community partner, The Eisner Foundation for including ONEgeneration's Intergenerational programs and services in their 2022 Annual Report. We are honored to be part of this report and are grateful for Foundation's commitment to the importance of Intergenerational programing.

To see the entire report, click on the following link to Read More
Thank You
ONEgeneration would like to thank U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas for visiting our Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda today. We were honored to have the Congressman see our programs in-person and look forward to continuing to partner with him to enhance the lives of our older adult community.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Valentine's Day last month with a special dance party celebration at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Special thanks to our community partners: sponsor Anthem Blue Cross and Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel's office.
Thank you to one of our Care Management clients who donated beautiful homemade knit hats, scarves and blankets for the older adults at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center. Perfect timing for the cold weather this week!
National Charity League, SFV Chapter
Thank you to the 11th graders and their mothers from the National Charity League, SFV Chapter Inc. who hosted Valentine's Bingo last month at our ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time socializing with friends and celebrating the holiday.
Grocery Outlet Winnetka
Thank you to our community partner Martha from Grocery Outlet who stopped by our food pantry to surprise us with a contribution last month! Grocery Outlet Winnetka has been a wonderful community partner dedicated to helping to feed those in our community who are facing food insecurity especially during these challenging times. We are so appreciative of their on going support!
Valley Beth Shalom ECC Preschool
Thank you to our community partner Valley Beth Shalom ECC Preschool for their generous donation of diapers and personal care items for our Grandparents As Parents Program. These much needed items will be distributed to our GAP families.
Jenni Alpert
Thank you to the talented singer songwriter Jenni Alpert for her wonderful lunch time live concert performance at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center last month. She truly inspired everyone in attendance with her music. Also, thank you to special guest John Classick. To learn more about Jenni, you can visit her website at here.
Breathe SoCal
Thank you to Breathe SoCal for their workshop at our Senior Enrichment Center last month on how Induction cooking can lower pollutants in your home and reduce energy use. Photo left is of Breathe SoCal staff demonstrating the benefits of using an induction stove.
Food Pantry - New Location
Adult Daycare Center
Thank you Emily, for completing your Girl Scout Gold Award project with ONEgeneration. In addition to the many components of her project supporting caregivers and families with Alzheimer's, she made and created fun and colorful sensory boards. These boards have various textures for clients to touch and small tasks to complete providing a sense of accomplishment. Thank you for all of your work and dedication to an older population!!
Intergenerational Daycare Center
Happy Belated Valentine's Day from ONEgeneration's Intergenerational Daycare! Last month our preschoolers and their senior "neighbors" decorated Valentine's frames and had a Valentine's tea party complete with heart shaped cookies!
Grandparents As Parents
ONEgeneration and our Grandparents As Parents program would like to thank our community partner, the LA Chapter of For Goodness Cakes California for making a beautiful cake for one of our kindship care families in celebration of a grandchild's birthday. We are so grateful for their support!

For Goodness Cakes provides free cakes to our GAP families in celebration of recent birthdays and graduations. We are truly inspired by their mission to spread Love, Joy, and Frosting!
Last month, we had some very special visitors at ONEgeneration childcare. Thank you, Michelle To DDS, for preparing an educational fun experience for all on the importance of dental health! We learned so much and everybody loved to practice brushing the puppets teeth! Thank you, Smiling Sea Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics!
Caregiver Support
ONEgeneration celebrated National Caregivers Day last month with roses for the family caregivers of our Adult Daycare participants. We thank caregivers everywhere for their kindness and dedication to enriching the lives of older adults in need of support.
Senior Enrichment Center Special Events
Senior Enrichment Center Activities
Upcoming Virtual Activities
Encino Farmers Market - Open Sundays 8am - 1pm
17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406 (Between White Oak/Balboa)
Plenty of Free Parking in the adjacent parking lot!
Check out our new Bakery - Keto Sweets! This local family owned business offers gluten free, vegan, keto and paleo options. Granola snacks make with love, and other sweet treats.

Stop by and see what this new vendor has to offer, located near the ONEgeneration bagel booth.
Support local growers by shopping at our Encino Farmers Market on Sundays. Buy Fresh-cut flowers, jewelry, candles and other unique gifts from small businesses. All proceeds from our farmers market support the programs and services of ONEgeneration. Thank you for shopping and spending local!
ONEgeneration Program Updates
ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center 
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Vaccine Cards will be checked upon entrance (test will be required for anyone unvaccinated) Picture on your phone is acceptable
  • Masks are highly recommended.
  • Annual Registration of $15.00 can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Call 818-705-2345 for more information
  • Class Schedule click here
  • Lunch Menu click here

Nutrition Services
  • 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. 
  • Dining Center: ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center: Reseda: In-person dining, Monday - Friday. REGISTRATION for lunch will be open starting at 10:30am. Lunch served at noon. $3 suggested donation. Please be ready to show proof of your COVID vaccination at the entrance (a picture on your cell phone will do). If you are not vaccinated we will provide you with a test on site. Information 818-705-2345.
  • Dining Center: Owensmouth: In-person dining Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. $3 suggested donation. Information: (818) 708-4758, Please leave a message.
  • Dining Center: Canoga Park: In-person dining Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. $3 suggested donation. Information: (818) 708-4758, Please leave a message. Must show proof of vaccination.
  • Dining Center City of San Fernando Las Palmas Park: In-person dining weekdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. $3 suggested donation. Please call to register (818) 654-8990.
  • Homebound Meal Delivery (City of San Fernando): If you are a Senior, 60 years or older, in the City of San Fernando and in need of meal delivery, please call (818) 654-8990 for more 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.

Volunteer Opportunities
We have many no-contact volunteer opportunities. All volunteer work is 'in-person".
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Heath Resources
Senior Enrichment Center
Resident Newsletter Poet
a poem by Norman Molesko

Some people walk only with their feet.
I walk with my rollator and use both feet.
Moving around for me is no longer a big feat.
I have a humdinger of a rollator with a seat.
My rollator has squeeze handles for hand control.
It has 4 wheels for me to push and roll.

I am controlling my rollator.
Stopping, pausing.
I am applying the brake.
I am relaxing, looking around.
My rollator gives me support.
for my weak feet and knees.

The rollator provides me security.
I can stop, listen to a bird or a band in the park.
My rollator allows me to function by myself,
be active, keep my mind fertile, not be a turtle.
It is a constant companion to me wherever I go.
My rollator is my buddy, my enabler, my friend.

© Norman Molesko, 2023  Ambassador For Seniors
ONEcaregiver Resource Center Website
Grandparents As Parents
Health & Wellness Resources
Increase in Natural Gas Prices this Winter

SoCalGas has reached out to inform all customers that natural gas prices are going to be even higher than usual in January due to several unprecedented factors beyond their control. Customers can expect much higher than usual natural gas prices on the West Coast.
Due to a rise in the market price of natural gas, customers may see a winter gas bill double or higher compared to one year ago. You can view current and historical prices to help plan your usage. Click here for tools on how to cut down on your energy usage and help lower your bills amidst the rising costs.
Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced today. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

 The 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2023. Increased payments to more than 7 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2022. Click here to learn more.

​​​​​​Medi-Nurse Line: ​​​​​​If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t have a regular doctor, the 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​​.

Medi-Cal Extended to 50+ Click on link to see if you qualify.

Costco Pharmacy now allows Medi-Cal clients to use their services. Read More
More Virtual Ways to Stay Connected
Flyers en Español
Community Partnerships
Assistance with Installation Costs and Rebates for Efficient Home Appliances 

Attention seniors and their families living in Council Districts 2, 6 or 7. ONEgeneration’s Emissions Reduction Program is launching an initiative to help seniors and their families pay for the installation of efficient home appliances.

If you are thinking of getting a new efficient appliance (ex: air conditioner, washing machine) or of converting your old gas stove or water heater to electric, then let ONEgeneration help you with the costs of installation.  We can also assist you in choosing the best and most efficient appliance and in applying for rebates from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Clothes Washer: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering $500 rebate when you purchase a high-efficiency clothes washer. Call our Environmental Project Manager, Juana Torres for assistance in signing-up. You may also qualify for ONEgeneration’s free installation program. Call 818-708-6603 for more information. Or email:
~ In memory of Maria Elena Sifuentes. Enrique Sifuentes ~
Ways to Support ONEgeneration

Help us support seniors in our communities! We depend on community member donations to keep our programs running. We thank you for your generosity! Donate on our website using PayPal or a credit card by clicking on the button below.
Ralph's Reward Card

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 by clicking on the button below or by calling 800-443-4438.

Did you know that not only can you follow ONEgeneration on our Facebook page to stay up to-date on our news but that you can also donate to ONEgeneration by clicking on the donate button on our Facebook Page @ONEgencares?
Donate your vehicle

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. Click on button below to be taken to our vehicle donation web page or call 855-500-RIDE or 855-500-7433 for more information.
Donor-Advised Funds

There are tax advantages to making your contributions from your Donor-Advised Fund. If you wish to make a donation to ONEgeneration through your DAF, please contact the Financial Institution holding these funds. Your desired contribution to ONEgeneration must come directly from them. Learn more on our website's donation page, scroll down on page to tabs.
Thrift Corner Store

ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center Thrift Corner Store is looking for donations of slightly used clothing and household items. For questions or to schedule a donation drop-off, call Andree Goens at 818-708-6605.

To donate via a check, please make it payable to ONEgeneration & mail to
ONEgeneration Fund Development,
17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406.
We appreciate your support!
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
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
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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, Ret. Medicare Officer
  • Vahid Khorsand, Commissioner, Public Works
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gasia Majarian, Executive Director, Bristol Hospice
  • Lindy Pearson, Advisor, Client Relations, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Gloria Pollack, Community Liaison, Gelb Group
  • Sahar Pouyanrad, Executive Director/Regional Team Leader, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank 

  • Rachael Rudd, Sr. VP, Plan Product (CA Medicare), Health Net
  • David Rutt, Principal, Dorfman & Rutt
  • Denise Villbrandt, Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff
  • 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
  • Dan Osterweil, MD
  • Marion Ross
  • Dr. Judy Rosenberg
  • Susan Rothenberg
  • Congressman Brad Sherman
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