MAY 2019
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11th Annual Senior Symposium
& Senior Job and Volunteer Fair
Saturday May 18, 2019
*Free lunch guaranteed only with pre-registration.
Please register by Wednesday, May 15th. Flyer
Limited parking for disabled individuals with placards at the event at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, first come, first serve.
PARKING AVAILABLE at these locations:
  • Reseda High School (Lindley and Victory) you will need to walk over the bridge.
  • ONEgeneration's Encino Farmers Market (east of White Oak) 17400 Victory Blvd. Shuttle service every 5 minutes to and from the Symposium from this location.
2019 Enriching Lives Gala Recap
Thank you to all of our 2019 Enriching Lives Gala sponsors, supporters and attendees. The event took place on Friday April 26, 2019 at the Skirball Cultural Center. During the evening, former California State Treasurer, John Chiang presented Health Net with the “ Enriching Lives Award", which was accepted by Carol Kim, Vice President of Community Investments & Government and Public Affairs at Health Net. Dale Surowitz, the CEO of Providence Tarzana Medical Center presented Congressman Brad Sherman with the “Enriching Communities Award". Civic leader Pegi Matsuda presented local business leader Paul Davis with the “Trailblazer Award” .
Top center: Carol Kim of Health Net with John Chiang. Bottom Left: Dale Surowitz with Congressman Brad Sherman. Bottom right: Paul Davis with Pegi Matsuda
Encino Farmers Market
Cherries are here!!!!

Cherries are here and you can find some very unusual varieties at Murray Family Farms who pride themselves with having some of the most delicious and unique organic cherries on the market. Steven Murray Jr. travels the world looking for new and amazing varieties of fruits to grow on their farm in Bakersfield. Some researchers believe that anthocyanins pigments that provide cherries with their distinctive red coloring help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.  At G Farms you will also find an early peach variety and soon apricots will appear in abundance followed by nectarines. Shop early for the best choices. 

See you Sunday!
Carole - Market Manager

The Encino Market takes EBT/SNAP and WIC at the main gate.
The Market is open Sundays 8 am to 1 pm
Childcare - Week of the Young Child
The  Week of the Young Child ™ is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning,  young children , their teachers, families, and communities. During the second week of April, we planned something different for every day of the week to celebrate our children! On Monday children enjoyed a puppet show. On Tuesday our little ones interacted with farm animals. On Wednesday, the reptiles stole the show. Thursday it was time to jump up and down in the bouncer and on Friday, children enjoyed some yummy pizza!
Preschooler at petting zoo
Preschooler petting snake
Teachers and children with turtle
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

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Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner:
Benefits of Cannabis as an Appetite Stimulant
Last month, I mentioned that I was beginning to look at the potential benefits of cannabis as an appetite stimulant. This month’s column will review cannabis use in greater detail.

Medical marijuana stems from the cannabis indica plant. While there are more than 100 chemicals in marijuana the two main chemicals used for medical purposes are CBD and THC.
THC is the psychoactive component. CBD has fewer associated side effects, and therefore has greater potential benefit. It appears to be well tolerated by the elderly and may provide significant symptomatic benefits for a variety of conditions, relieving acute and chronic pain caused by arthritis, neuropathy-nerve pain/sciatica, chronic illness like cancer. Cannabis use can also relieve the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. As cannabis helps control pain, it is a safe alternative that may reduce the reliance on narcotics in the treatment of chronic pain.

CBD can help treat anxiety and other mental health issues including depression, panic attacks, PTSD, insomnia, and, as I mentioned last month, can stimulate appetite. Cannabis is available in forms that may be smoked, consumed as cookies or sprayed directly into the mouth, or as a cream or lotion for topical use. Medical marijuana is often a safe alternative to prescription drugs such as opioids and antipsychotics, and it has fewer severe side effects.

Caution: Older adults metabolize drugs differently than young people and are more sensitive to side effects. Dizziness increases the risk of falls. There is a risk of dangerous interactions with
prescription medications, particularly sedation. Don’t take any new medication without first having a discussion with your doctor. This is true for all medical products that you can buy without a prescription, such as cannabis. And remember, always start with the lowest possible dose.

Note that non prescription cannabis has been available to the adult California public since January 1, 2018.
Senior Enrichment Center
American Society on Aging hosted the 2019 Aging in America Conference last month in New Orleans
Photo above taken at Session 1, photo below at Session 2
ONEgeneration was represented and spoke at two different sessions:

Grandparents as Parents Session: Panelists from ONEgeneration included Jenna Hauss, MSW, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Community Based Services, Jennifer Odom, Grandparents As Parents Program Manager and Stu Zimring, board-member. Various information about Kinship Care Services, and overview of GAP, legal issues associated with Kinship Care, Support Groups and how to implemented Kinship care support groups in the community, and various curriculum currently being offered around the country to support kinship care services were discussed.

Community Based Social Isolation Program Session:
Panelists included Jenna Hauss, MSW, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Community Based Services at ONEgeneration, Maureen Feldman from Motion Picture Television Fund, and Amber Carroll from Covia. This session went over the impact Social Isolation is having on the community as a whole and the various factors social isolation can play on a person’s health and well-being. Also discussed were the several community based organizations that are implementing programs to help reduce social isolation. These programs included ONEgeneration’s intergenerational programming. 
OSEC Class of the Month: Aerobics
Aerobic Class is held Wednesdays from
8:45 am - 9:45 am in MP 2 and 3.
ONEgeneration’s Aerobics
is a great class it allows seniors to socialize and be active. The class is led by an enthusiastic instructor who demonstrates every exercise while engaging with participants. Varieties of different exercises are done throughout the class with each exercise focused on strengthening a different part of the body. The class begins with simple warm-up exercises then exercise intensity is slowly increased. The instructor motivates all students by encouraging participation and communication. The instructor moves around the class to ensure everyone is on track. If participants are not able to perform an exercise-improvised techniques are incorporated, so no one is left out.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 The Do's and Don'ts of Healthy Dieting at 10 am, presented by Independence at Home - a SCAN community service. Flyer

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 Medicare and Medi-Cal Benefits Presentation and Bingo. 10 to 11:30 am in the MPC Activity Room. Flyer

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 Coaster Making Workshop from 10 to 11 am. Fun morning of arts and crafts and light refreshments provided by SCAN -Independence at Home. Flyer

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 Laughter Yoga at 10:30 am. Presented by SCAN -Independence at Home. Flyer

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 Annual Free ONEgeneration Senior Symposium & Job and Volunteer Fair. 9 am to 2 pm. Flyer

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, BINGO 1 to 3 pm, $10 donation for 10 games, sponsored by the volunteers of Blue Shield of California. Flyer

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:30 am until noon New Recommendations for Aspirin by Boris Arbit MD UCLA Cardiologist. Flyer

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5 pm. Ha'Merkaz Community Center, will host a kids end of the school year performance. All are welcome. Flyer

  • Wednesdays, starting May 29, 2019 Buried in Treasures Support Group for people who have too much stuff. 16 weeks until September 11, 2019. 1 to 2:20 pm. If interested please contact facilitator Alisa 818-407-3200. Flyer

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 Cooking Class - Plant Based Eating at 10 am presented by Regal / Lakeside Medical Group. Flyer

  • Friday, May 31, 2019 Eat Smart at 10:30 am. Presented by SCAN -Independence at Home. Flyer

  • Unzip Your Lips Tuesdays at 2:40 to 4 pm. A safe place to meet new people and share experiences. Led by Providence trained facilitators. Flyer
Kit at work on her 93rd Birthday last year
Kit's Retirement
Staff, volunteers and members of ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center last month wished Kit a very Happy Retirement. Kit has been working at ONEgeneration for 28 years and most recently was in charge of the lunch desk at the Senior Enrichment Center. One of the first things Kit did when she retired was to become a member of the Senior Enrichment Center. She now gets to enjoy the facility as a patron.
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
San Manuel Casino
The closest casino to us, means the shortest bus time and lots of time to play. Everyone will receive $10 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 and
driver tip. 
Monday May 6, 2019
Leave 11 am & return 7 pm
Cost is $15.00
Saturday May 11, 2019
Leave 8 am & Return 4:30 pm
Cost is $76.00
Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased a Santa Barbara estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland , which is now recognized as one of the ten best gardens in the world. Lotusland is home to several extraordinary plant collections and around each corner there is the unexpected. A two hour docent-guided tour will showcase these gardens. C omfortable walking shoes are suggested as there are hilly, uneven walkways and stairs in the gardens. We will stop in Carpinteria for lunch ( INCLUDED ) on the return home. Trip includes transportation, lunch, and driver tip.
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
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
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 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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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, the ONEgeneration 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.
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!
In honor of Paul Davis – from Barry A. Sikov, Belair Insurance

In honor of Paul Davis – from Susan Du Brin
In honor of Paul Davis from Kathy & Steve Kohama
In Honor of Kit Lan Chu in her retirement, from Eva Goetz

In memory of Francesco Frank” Di Modica, from Ginny Gagan

Important link for Senior Disaster Preparedness. This information is for Seniors and by Seniors.


CALL 323-980-2260 


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.
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
  • Jeff Friedman, Board Chair, Vice President of Marketing, Dynamic Nursing, Inc.
  • Darren Hernandez, Board Vice Chair, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Shanthi Suresh, MD  Board Vice Chair, Partner Emeritus, Geriatrics, Kaiser Permanente
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stuart D. Zimring, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Stuart D. Zimring

  • 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