November 2020
Newsletter
ONEgeneration Program Updates
ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center has temporarily closed to the public except for the following:
  • Drive Through Food Bank for older adults & families every Tuesday. Time is 10 AM to 12:30 PM. NO WALK UPS. VEHICLES ONLY.
  • Virtual classes and workshops listed below in newsletter.
  • Call 818-705-2345 for more information.

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. 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, aswift@onegeneration.org or Denise Kee-White at 818-708-6376, dkeewhite@onegeneration.org

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
  • Vendors and shoppers must wear face masks.
  • There is one entrance and one exit.
  • Plenty of free parking.
  • Please see flyer below for all modifications.
  • Business/Community outreach booth rentals available each week contact ssexton@onegeneration.org 

Volunteer Opportunities
There are several COVID-19 volunteer opportunities available.
Universal Charitable Deduction: The CARES Act includes provisions that allow eligible taxpayers a partial above-the-line deduction of up to $300 in gifts made to public charities for tax year 2020. Eligible taxpayers are individuals who do not itemize their deductions, allowing those taxpayers a tax benefit that they would otherwise not receive for supporting nonprofits. The deduction is limited to cash gifts only. Read more #LAtogether
  • LA County Elections & Voting: Link
  • LA County Voting Centers: Link
  • Track Your Ballot: Link
Holiday Closures
Halloween Celebrated at ONEgeneration
Thank you to all of our wonderful staff and volunteers who helped to make our Halloween "Drive-Thru" Food Drive extra special this fall. As we continue to help over 700 individuals weekly in our "Drive-Thru" Food Pantry we are so grateful for our ONEgeneration team that help to keep this program going.
Fundraisers
Thank Yous
ONEgeneration's Amazon Wish List
Thank you to all our or Amazon Wish List donors. The items purchased were given to ONEgeneration Adult Daycare seniors during last month's "Drive-Thru" Intergenerational Meet & Greet. The seniors loved their activity books, puzzles, stress balls and seasonal gifts which will allow then to have a little fun and stay active at home during the pandemic.
Amazon Volunteers
Thank you Amazon.com for sending a team of amazing volunteers to help deliver food to homebound seniors. In addition to their service, they generously donated gloves, hand sanitizer and grocery bags for our food pantry volunteers to continue to help hundreds in need every week. We appreciate the partnership of Amazon and their hard working employees.
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
Thank you to our Councilmember Bob Blumenfield for lending his support for one of ONEgeneration's Census Pop-up events last month in Canoga Park. The councilmember is seen here with our Census Outreach Coordinator Juana and members of the WeCountLA coalition. We appreciate the hard work of all our community partners.
National Care Management Week
In honor of National Case Management Week 2020, ONEgeneration would like to recognize our hard working Care Management Team. Their dedication and compassion for providing services to older adults in our community is inspiring! Hashtags for this year are: #NCMW2020 #ACMA
CBD College
Thank you to CBD College students for helping with exercise and music activities with seniors of our Adult Daycare while at home. Our seniors look forward to the social interactions with younger volunteers and it gives a well deserved break to their loved ones (caregivers).
We are so grateful to Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill Tarzana and Woodland Hills for hosting a restaurant fundraiser us in October. All proceeds benefited ONEgeneration's COVID Relief programs for older adults and families in need.
Providence Health & Services
In October, Providence Health and Services co-hosted a "drive-thru" free flu clinic with ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda for uninsured adults. We are so grateful for this much needed community service.
Anthem Blue Cross Medicare
Thank you to Anthem Blue Cross Medicare for distributing water to our ONEgeneration Food Bank participants at one of our weekly "drive-thru" food banks last month. Thank you as well to all of our volunteers who assisted with the distribution.
Providence & Facey Medical
Thank you to Providence and Facey Medical Group for donating tote bags for one of our "drive-thru" food bank events at ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center. We use over a thousand bags each week and we truly appreciate the support of our community partners to help mitigate this expense. If your company has tote bags to donate, please email event@onegeneration.org.
Carpool Movie Nights
Thank you to all of the sponsors of ONEgeneration's Car Pool Movie fundraising events this fall. We appreciated the support of LADWPUS Census 2020Total SeniorUCLA HealthDignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Carol & Stu Zimring, Sharky's Woodfired Mexican GrillHalo Home Care and Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and who brought food for our food pantry. And last but not least, thank you to our wonderful volunteers including those from the National Charity League, Inc., San Fernando Valley Chapter who helped with these events. We could not have done it without your assistance directing cars and selling refreshments! All proceeds from these events supported ONEgeneration's COVID-19 Relief Programs. See photos below from The Nightmare Before Christmas screening.
Annual Holiday Share Program
New Program at ONEgeneration
Personalized Messages Delivered This Holiday Season!
Do you know of a senior in the southwest SFV who is isolated at home and you want to send them a nice message for the holidays? We have yard signs for seniors that include personalized messages!! We will deliver and install with a minimum donation of $25 ☺️ All donations support ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center! Call 818-708-6618 to order your sign!
Intergenerational Highlights
ONEgeneration's preschoolers and staff were able to see their senior daycare "neighbors" in person for the first time in months at a recent special "drive-thru" event. Lots of waves, singing and smiles! See photos below.
Intergenerational Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement" shared activity with "senior" neighbors via video conferencing
Intergenerational Bingo - shared activity with preschoolers and "senior" neighbors via video conferencing
Sages and Seekers
ONEgeneration's Fall Sages & Seekers Program is virtual this semester! Here are some photos below of our Senior Enrichment Center Sages with their High School Seekers during their breakout sessions. We are thrilled to be still be able to connect the generations during these weekly video conferences. If you are a senior interested in learning more about being a Sage next semester, please call 818-705-2345.
Volunteering
Virtual Events
PBS American Portrait's Generation Nation
Our friends at PBS American Portrait released a 30-min special called Generation Nation, which explores how people in different age groups see themselves and their place in America through following the stories of three individuals of different ages. You can watch the special HERE! And you can check out the project, and add your own story, at PBS American Portrait.
Recorded Webinars Available to Watch Now
Medicare 101: Paul Davis
ONEgeneration would like to thank our Summertime Symposium Sponsor Paul Davis Insurance Services who presented the webinar: Medicare 101 last month. This webinar was an educational introduction to (or refresher) about Medicare and Medicare health plan options. If you missed the live webinar, click on the image to your left to view.
Optum
ONEgeneration would like to thank our 2020 Summertime Symposium Series "Stay Safe" sponsor Optum who produced the "Doc Talk" Health Seminar on Mental Health presented by Dr. Katarzyna Nasiadko last month. If you missed the live Zoom event, click the image to your left to view.
Valley Presbyterian
ONEgeneration would like to thank Valley Presbyterian Hospital our 2020 Summertime Symposium "Presenting Sponsor" for producing an important live webinar last month entitled "COVID-19: Keeping our Communities Safe" presented by Michelle Vives, RN, PHN, Occupational Health Services Manager. If you missed the live presentation, click on the image to the left to watch the recording.
Tuesday Drive-Thru Food Bank
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Resources
Caring for Yourself & Your Community English Link and Spanish 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

LA County Hotline if you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed 1-800-854-7771

Headspace is offering LA County residents free subscriptions to its digital platform for improving mindfulness, relaxation and well-being. Their vast library of content includes guided meditations, workout videos and sleep-promoting sounds, all of which can be readily accessed from your computer, tablet or smartphone! Signup here.

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 socalgas.com/care and find out instantly if you qualify.

Free Standing Oscillating Fans: ONEgeneration has new free fans available for seniors without properly working air conditioning. Please call ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center at 818-705-2345 for more information.

Metro Bike Free Classes: Link
Community Partners
This November, you can find our ONEgeneration/LADWP Community Booth Thursdays from 11 am-1 pm at our Senior Enrichment Center's "Walk-Up" Food Pantry, (please note Pantry assistance requires an appointment). Our staff can help you reduce your LADWP bill. Find out if you qualify for financial assistance to help pay off past due LADWP bills.

To join our upcoming LADWP webinars in November, email our LADWP Community Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Gomez at Sgomez@onegeneration.org or call 818-708-4759. Webinars will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 11th or 18th from 11 am-12 pm. Your participation in a Webinar registers you for a chance to win a prize in our Monthly Raffle.
Encino Farmers Market - Open Sundays
Thanksgiving is almost here!

Time to start dusting off those old fall recipes. The Farmers Market has a bounty of seasonal produce just right for a delicious pie or stew. Stop by G-Farms or Etheridge Farms if you are looking for persimmons or apples to make a tasty pie or pudding.  Visit Underwood Farm or Givens, where you can pick up a variety of root vegetables to put in a soup or stew. Also in our food section you can pick up a wide selection of dried fruits and nuts, ideal for cookies, cakes etc...  For those who like to shop early for the holidays, visit our annual Fall Boutique on Sunday November 15th at the Encino Farmers Market from 8am to 1pm.                    
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 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!
Succulents & Cacti Sale
Grandparents As Parents
ONEgeneration’s Grandparents as Parents Program has helped kinship families in need of groceries and other household supplies during the pandemic. If you are a kinship caregiver in need of support, please contact our GAP Program Manager at jodum@onegeneration.org
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 www.covia.org  or call 877-797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org
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
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
Getty: 12 Sunsets - Exploring Ed Ruscha's Archive
See how Sunset Blvd. has changed over the past 50 years in this interactive on-line archival display of Ed Ruscha's work. Ed took photos of Sunset Blvd. in multiple years. Pick a year and use your mouse to travel down the Boulevard to see businesses long gone or some still with us. So many memories to see and share. Link
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
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.

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: Classes
  • 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 Services
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 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.
Tributes
In memory of Maria Elena Sifuentes, Enrique Sifuentes

In memory of Sally Abrams from Carol & Stu Zimring

In memory of Cypora Pink, your loving Mother, Mother-in-law and Grandmother from the Snell Family

In honor of Dan Osterweil M. D. from Jack B. Ross

In memory of Geri Stone from Carol & Stu Zimring

In memory of Ruth Liebling from Larry Kaiser

In memory Ruth Liebling, my mother, who had served as a dedicated volunteer for ONEgeneration for many years,
Jeffrey Kaiser
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
Click on dates below to register for the Workshops presented by Paul Davis listed above:
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.
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
  • 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, "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
  • Karen Johnson, Medicare Officer, Health Net of CA
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Financial Consultant
  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gasia Majarian, 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
  • Minister Roger Williams II, Managing Member, Family Rescue Center Health Office

  • 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