November 2019
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Please remember to shop at our Sunday Encino Farmers Market for your fresh local fall produce and other items to complete your perfect holiday celebration.
Donor Advised Funds
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.
Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Remember ONEgeneration This "Giving Tuesday"

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday we shop deals but did you know that the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become a day of giving back to your community? Join this global giving movement by donating to ONEgeneration. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations small or large, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing. Make a difference in the life of a senior in need this holiday season.
Intergenerational Halloween Parade
Our annual tradition of parading the infants, toddlers and children through the Adult Daycare continued this year. All of our superheroes, princess' and little monsters walked a maze of seniors, staff and visiting family members. A great intergenerational holiday tradition of ONEgeneration.
Halloween Dance at the
 Senior Enrichment Center
Thank you to Healthcare Partners for sponsoring our Annual ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center's Halloween Dance with DJ, photo booth, dancing and refreshments!
Fall Sages and Seekers Teen Mentoring Program
As our fall semester of Sages and Seekers ends, both the students and their older adult mentors reflect on the time they have spent together in a series of conversations. Thank you High Tech Los Angeles for allowing ONEgeneration to host this valuable program on your campus once again. The reoccurring themes in the final student presentations included how nervous they were in the beginning, the similarities that they have with their senior counterparts and the long lasting memories they will have of their high school senior mentors.
Annual SHARE Project
Sending Help And Real Essentials
If you and your family are looking for a way to directly help a senior in need...we have the program for you. Every year at this time our staff identify their low income clients and the needs of their frail and low income seniors. A profile is written for each senior or family in need with a brief biography and a small list of basic household items that would be of help on a daily basis. These items can include a first aid kit, canned foods, a nonslip bathmat, toiletries and other essentials. ONEgeneration also includes a "luxury" item mention in the profile, such as "Rose is a chocolate lover" or "John loves to read mystery books". These items bring so much joy to the recipients as they know that you were thinking of them.
If you are interested in adopting the profile of a senior in need, or would like more information please email volunteer@onegeneration.org

Thank you to Providence Tarzana Medical Center and all of our community partners and families that have supported the SHARE Project over the years.
Grandparents As Parents

In October, members of ONEgeneration's Grandparents As Parents  Long Beach support groups attended and assisted at the Salvation Army Fall Health Fair.

To learn more about  ONEgeneration 's Grandparents As Parents  programs please call 818-264-088 or click here.

In October, staff from ONEgeneration's Grandparents As Parents "Kinship" Program was present at the 43rd Annual California State Foster Parent Training Conference in Ontario representing the resources, family court assistance and various services that we offer relative caregivers.
ONEgeneration Fundraiser at The Stand Encino
Encino Farmers Market
The farmers of the ONEgeneration’s Encino Farmers Market work hard to bring the best quality and freshest produce to the market each Sunday. Fall is the perfect time for all the wonderful root vegetables such as parsnips, rutabagas or butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash - all great for hearty soups and stews and with Thanksgiving around the corner, now is the time to start planning all those healthy seasonal meals. While you are at the market, check out our Crafters Corner with new vendors each week and plenty of gift ideas for the holidays. Remember, we are here every Sunday rain or shine and all the profits from our farmers market go towards supporting ONEgeneration's many social service programs for older adults. 


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.
Humana - Medicare
Humana will be at the Encino Farmers Market on Sunday, November 24 from 8 am to 1 pm providing information about Medicare plans.

Stop by on your way to the Red Cross Blood Drive.
Adult Daycare & ADHC
Guest Expert Articles
Suzi Fox

Ms. Fox is an Amazon Best Selling Author who is passionate about empowering people. She acts as a liaison presenting to veteran organizations, hospitals, senior centers and physical rehab centers in order to educate medical professionals and the community. She currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development at  Gamburd  , a company that has been serving individuals with physical challenges for 18 years. Ms. Fox and the Gamburd team serve those who would prefer to stay in their own home through all of the ages and stages of life.

You may contact Suzi at 
323-705-3444 or
Fire Safety for People with Physical Challenges
People with physical challenges have a daunting task when it comes to navigating the threat of fire. Here are some tips to make sure everyone has the ability to be safe in the midst of an emergency situation.

Plan Ahead - Emergencies become catastrophic when our communities can no longer provide the resources necessary for the safety of all. When there are multiple fires or aftershocks taking place, our fire and police departments will attend to the regions that are most impacted and where they can do the most good. It is not uncommon for certain areas to go for days without emergency assistance. First responders are trained to help the people who are in the most critical areas first. It is our responsibility to have a plan in place for our own households.

Understand the Hazards in Your Area – Make use of twitter for the emergency updates from your fire department, city, police and highway patrol. Knowing what roads are closed will save time and frustration during an evacuation. Keep in mind that watching too much news may escalate fear. When people are already feeling panic and pressure, they don’t need more! The first responder sites provide updates from their perspective with your safety as top priority.

Out of State Contacts – I remember in the dark hours of the 1994 Northridge earthquake we were unable to make calls out of LA County. And yet 10 minutes after the quake hit, my emergency contact in Chicago was able to call us! She was our contact base for all CA family members. Because we had this in place, we could be assured of one another’s safety even though the CA folks could not call each other. Having this in place may not make sense until you need it!

The 6 P’s – People & Pets, Plastics, Pills, Papers, Photos – Make sure there is a plan for every person in the home. Have the following items in a safe spot with easy access if you need to leave quickly! Your plastic credit cards, ATM cards, cash, medications, important papers, phone numbers, personal computer, hard drives, flash drives and pictures or precious items that can’t be replaced. What are your important papers? Social security cards, ID cards, Insurance papers (in case you need to contact them), VA documents, medical cards and passports.

Those Who Need Special Assistance - 70% of all rescues during an emergency situation are done by neighbors! Get to know your neighbors before you need them. All people caring for those with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities should heed an evacuation warning as an evacuation order and leave the area immediately. It could take additional time to get to safety, so moving quickly with a plan in place is better than leaving everything for the last minute in a frenzy of chaos.

This article is courtesy of CalNonprofits. CalNonprofits is the California Association of nonprofits.

You can visit them at
Sneak Peek at New Data: Do nonprofits employ more Californians than the construction industry?  
YES! The nonprofit sector is a powerful economic engine in California, especially when it comes to employment and wages.  The nonprofit industry employs more than 1.2 million Californians and, in 2016, paid a total of $74 Billion in wages.

Later this year, CalNonprofits will release new findings for Causes Count: The Economic Impact of California’s Nonprofit Sector . We are so excited we just had to share this  sneak peek  at some of the data from the “Employment” section of the report:
In total, nonprofits added 107,626 jobs and $13.7 billion in wages between 2012 and 2016.

Volunteers do the equivalent work of 331,058 full-time workers — a significant economic and intangible contribution to the state. New trends in volunteering, however, show that while the number of adults participating as volunteers has grown slightly, the number of hours contributed has dropped by an alarming 25%. 
Senior Enrichment Center 
Care Management Week
During last month we celebrated National Case Management Week! We appreciate our Case Managers dedication to helping their senior clients, assisting with resources and in-home support. In addition to the helpful information and coordination of services they provide, our staff is in many cases the only source of support and social contact for those they serve.

If you are a senior in need of services, please call (818) 708-6624.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Wednesdays, starting November 6th - Ready, Set, Go Banking Workshop, 9:30 to 11:00 am, presented by Citibank. Four-week workshop designed to teach online banking. Flyer
  • Wednesday, November 6th & Thursday, November 7th - Thrift Corner Sale from 10 am to 4 pm, 2-days worth of deals. ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda. Flyer
  • Thursday, November 7th Paul Davis Blue Shield Medicare Seminar 10 am. Call (818) 888-0880 to RSVP for this free event. Flyer
  • Wednesday, November 13th Dr. Brown M.D. "Take Care of Your Health" presentation sponsored by Universal Home Care 10:30 am. Flyer
  • Thursday, November 14th "Through Ernie's Eyes" 10:30 - 11:45 am, local actor Arnold Weiss in a dramatic performance of famed war correspondent Ernie Pylie's stories. Flyer
  • Friday, November 15th "Consolidated Plan Focus", City of Los Angeles Housing & Community Development Discussion Session 10:30 am. Space is limited, call (818) 705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer
  • Wednesday, November 20th Paul Davis Blue Shield Medicare Seminar - 4 pm. Call (818) 888-0880 to RSVP for this free event. Flyer
  • Monday, November 25th, Dr. Jeremy Grosser, Medical Director of Northridge Hospital Medical Center speaks on Advanced Medical Planning Before Receiving Critical Care, 10:30 am. Flyer
  • Friday, December 13th, ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center's Annual Holiday Performance 1 pm. Flyer
  • New Intermediate Tap & Jazz Dance classes starting Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Classes are held twice a week on Tuesday & Thursdays. See Flyer for more information or call Arlene at 818-998-6398 or 818-730-3709
  • Buried in Treasures - 16 week support group / workshop for people with too much stuff. Wednesdays January 8th through April 22, 2020, 1 - 2:30 pm. Flyer
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
Community Partners
Thank you to the National Charity League inc., San Fernando Valley Chapter   volunteers for sponsoring last month's special Halloween Bingo at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center.
All those in attendance that day had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the little treats, especially the fresh baked cookies!
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
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Leave 9:00 am & return 4:00 pm
Cost is $55.00
Join us on a trip to the 71st Annual Pilgrim Festival in Claremont. It’s never too early to get the holiday season started. This unique festival features a multi-faceted bazaar a craft fair, tours of the winding streets in a motorized Mayflower, an authentic outdoor drama: The Pilgrim Story, and exhibits of folk and fine art from around the world. Enjoy a Thanksgiving style lunch including turkey, all the fixings’ and apple pie. The highlight of the afternoon comes as you take a seat in front of the stage for a sing-along and show.
 Price includes transportation, lunch, admission to the festival, and driver’s tip.                                                       
San Manuel Casino
The closest casino to us means, the shortest bus trip and lots of time to play at one of California’s favorite casinos. Receive a $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.
      
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Leave 11:00 am & return 7 :00 pm
Cost is $15.00
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 met 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
Lasting Legacy Brick Program
Honored 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, Thrift Store assistance at the Senior Center and more....check out the volunteer page of our website to learn more.
Tributes
In memory of Gary Rosenberg from Lea Rosendahl
In memory of Mr. Lewis Dauber from Carol and Stu
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
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right to that advertiser's website?
Trending at ONEgeneration
Tales from the Road
Last month when ONEgeneration staff learned that one of our homebound meal recipients who lives alone was turning 91 years old, we made sure that a very special card and slice of cake was included with her meal on her birthday. We were glad to be part of this special day!
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 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! 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
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.
Medicare Changes
Medicare.gov is changing their plan finder effective October 1, 2019. Click on the link below to see the new plan finder.

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
  • Yevgeny Belous, , Esq., Rodnunsky & Associates
  • Evelyn Z. Frenkel, Healthcare Consultant
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Darren Hernandez, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • 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.
  • Paul Davis
  • Amanda Flaum
  • Rickey Gelb
  • Vahid Khorsand
  • Dan Osterweil, MD
  • Marion Ross
  • Dr. Judy Rosenberg
  • Susan Rothenberg
  • Congressman Brad Sherman