May 2020
Giving Tuesday Now - May 5, 2020
Please remember ONEgeneration this very special Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, 2020. Your support is needed now more than ever. Thank you for your kindness and support.
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 is now weekly! Every Tuesday at 11 AM until supplies run out. For seniors 60+
  • Grocery Shopping Assistance is available during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Call 818-705-2345 for more information on these programs.

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. Ability to access the service center at Edelman Court is restricted, 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, or Denise Kee-White at 818-708-6376,
  • Individual counseling is available for caregivers in need of extra emotional support at this time, please call 818-708-6635 for more information.
  • Caregiver May 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.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are a few volunteer positions available at this time.
Thank You
ONEgeneration would like to thank Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Nury Martinez, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Councilmember John Lee, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, SCAN Health Plan, Providence Tarzana, The Change Reaction, Sempra Energy, MAPS Charities, Valley Jewish Community Center, Costco, Islands Restaurant, Menchies Encino, Vons Reseda, Valley Market Place Reseda, Woodland Hills Rotary Club Charitable Foundation, West Valley YMCA, Dr. Daniel Bruckner, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Mark and staff at World’s Greatest Promotional Stuff in Tarzana, Northridge South Neighborhood Council, and all the staff and volunteers of ONEgeneration for your support during this time of crisis. We are truly grateful for your dedication and commitment to our community. We know that we will all get through this crisis together as a community.
Tuesday Drive-Thru Food Bank Video
Intergenerational Connections
Our ONEgeneration "Dinosaur" and "Leopard" preschoolers along with our senior "neighbors" recently had a fantastic time during one of our first ZOOM Intergenerational Programs! Children and adults were equally engaged with a myriad of music and movement activities. It's also noteworthy to mention that our participants did not hesitate to show off their best moves! At the end of our Zoom "IGP" session it was clear that our participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they kept on asking for "more"!
Photos of ONEgeneration preschoolers and their teachers connecting via Zoom with their senior "neighbors"
Zoomers to Boomers in a national group of Generation Z volunteers responding to COVID-19 by helping older adults through meal delivery and grocery shopping programs. ONEgeneration welcomes their support in delivering meals as part of our new County of Los Angeles meal program. These dedicated volunteers have delivered meals throughout Los Angeles. We are grateful for this new partnership, and the seniors receiving meals are fortunate to see a young happy volunteer to brighten their day at home.
Homemade Cards for Homebound Seniors
Thank you to the families and children that are creating and decorating cards for our older adults. Our hard-working staff and volunteers are out delivering these wonderful and uplifting cards with meals.
All donated cards/art have been disinfected and untouched for a few days before delivered. As always  ONEgeneration  strives to continue our intergenerational mission of connecting younger and older. .
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.

Covid-19 Updates
Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer at Home" Emergency Order, calls on Angelenos to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks until May 15, 2020 and is subject to extension.

For COVID-19 updates click below

Health Crisis Resources
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 and find out instantly if you qualify.

Please visit for more information on how to know if you qualify for SoCalGas’ other assistance programs as well as how to apply.
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
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

If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration .
Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner: COVID-19 Update
Since the coronavirus is having a major impact on all of our lives, I will continue to provide up to date information about it. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its list of possible symptoms of the virus. Symptoms now include:

           Shortness of breath
           Repeated shaking with chills
           Muscle pain
           Sore throat
           New loss of taste or smell

This revised list differs from the symptoms described by the World Health Organization on its website. The W.H.O. says that the most common symptoms are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. They also mention the presence of aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat, or diarrhea. Both agencies recommend that people seek emergency medical attention if they have trouble breathing or persistent pain or pressure in the chest. The C.D.C. also says that immediate medical attention should be sought if people experience sudden confusion, cannot be aroused, or if their lips or face turn a bluish color.

To this point, the known coronavirus death toll in the United States exceeds 50,000. Research continues to develop a vaccine and to identify treatment agents that could be used till a vaccine is available. There is now evidence that men are more likely to become acutely ill and far more likely to succumb to the illness than women. This clue has led researchers to try treatments with female sex hormones. Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, is participating in a study to see if such treatment will have any benefit. The response to the virus may reflect biological differences in immunity, as well as behavioral factors

For now, stay safe, continue to practice social isolation, wear a mask when outside your home, wash hands frequently.
Guest Article
By Sandy Rosenholz
Senior Resources CA, Inc.

Senior Resources, Inc., a senior care advisor, covering Los Angeles and Ventura counties in Southern California, helps seniors just like you throughout the greater Los Angeles area determine which independent living options best fit their lifestyle. Our goal is make your life healthier, happier and more independent.
How Do Seniors Shelter in Place without Feeling Alone or Isolated?
Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis is challenging enough for most of us who must stay home and shelter in place without the option of going to school, work, the golf course, the mall, or visiting friends or family, but seniors face even more obstacles. Many have underlying health conditions or suppressed immune systems that make them extra vulnerable to COVID 19, and are afraid that socializing will bring on those devastating health concerns. On the flip side, seniors are also among the most likely to feel cut off from family and friends. How can they avoid feeling desperate while keeping a social distance with others?

That seems to be the $64,000 question. And it is even more of a concern for those who live alone, about a third of the senior population, says the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging. Whether they live independently or have caregiver assistance, drastic changes to their routine can be both physically and emotionally devastating.

The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that social isolation and loneliness can be more dangerous to a senior’s health than obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Other research studies have reported:
  • Increases in heart attacks (29%) and strokes (32%) as well as ties to high cholesterol, diabetes, and dementia.
  • Elder abuse is more likely when others are not checking on a senior.
  • Financial scammers use a senior’s loneliness to their advantage.
  • Seniors still working or enrolled in daycare programs lose their ability to have that human connection.
  • A study by the AARP Public Policy Institute, Stanford University and Harvard found that Medicare spends about $6.7 million more on socially isolated seniors than it does on other seniors.

Encino Farmers Market - Open Sundays
Entrance gate (left) France Bakery Vendor (middle) Flower Vendor (right)
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!
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week was April 19th -25th. Thank you to all the volunteers that have been with us for years, and those who started recently! We miss seeing our older adult volunteers at the Senior Enrichment Center, and student interns in all of our programs. ONEgeneration is so fortunate to have the support of dedicated volunteers passionate about helping others in their community. We wouldn’t be able to offer the hundreds of delivered meals and Careline Calls in response to COVID-19 if it wasn’t for your support! 
Photos: ONEgeneration volunteer drivers getting ready to bring meals and groceries to homebound older adults in the community.
Grandparents As Parents
The Grandparents As Parents program at ONEgeneration is a proud recipient of the COVID-19 Relief Microgrant Award from the Good+ Foundation. This grant will allow GAP to assist 50 families with groceries and essential household items such as diapers, toilet paper and paper towels. Our families are very grateful for this assistance and ONEgeneration is very appreciative of this opportunity to assist our families due to the generosity of the Good+ Foundation.
Virtual Celebration of JOY - June 2020
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   or call 877-797-7299 or email
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
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 Partners
Did you fill out your census form yet?
Have you filled out the census yet? If you haven’t, you will likely be getting a census paper questionnaire right to your mailbox.

If you have taken the census in the past, you might have been expecting a paper form sooner. This year, paper forms were delayed in order to push people to respond online. If you do prefer to fill out a paper form, don’t fret! Your questionnaire will come in an official US Census Bureau envelope.

When you get your form, make sure you fill it out with a black or blue ink pen. When you’re done, you can send it back with the envelope provided by the Bureau. Easy, right? By answering a few simple questions, you are helping your community get the resources it needs for the next ten years.

If you need help filling out the 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

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
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.
“In memory of my Beloved Wife Rosalie” Ernest Hilger

“In honor of Rosalie Siminoff” Sheryl Siminoff

“In honor of Carol & Stu Zimring” Grazyna & Gregory Newton

“In memory of David Goetz” Eva Goetz

“In memory of Marvin D. Robin” Mary & Gary Couey

“In honor of Hazel Geresy” Robert Geresy
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.


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.

CDC - Fall Prevention Check List for Safety

CDC - My Mobility Plan to Stay Independent

Drive Smart - CHP Senior Volunteer Program
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.
  • 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

  • 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, 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