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Encino Farmers Market
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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.
A look back at our Halloween Celebrations
Grandparents As Parents
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
818.986.6009


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Dr. David Stern's
Expert Corner: Falls
For this column, I will continue my discussion of medical topics of importance to seniors by discussing falls. Falls are a common, often devastating, problem among older people. About 40% of people aged 65 or older who live at home will fall at least once each year. Most falls result in no serious injury, but between 5% and 10% lead to major problems such as fracture, head injury, or serious laceration, injuries requiring hospitalization. The rate of falls and their associated complications rise steadily with age and tend to be highest for those 80 years of age and older. Hip fractures are particularly grave; as many as 50% of older people who
break a hip will die within six months and many of those who survive will never recover their baseline independence and function. Repeated falls are a common reason for a previously independent person to relocate to a long-term care institution.
 
Since most falls are associated with identifiable risk factors (weakness, unsteady gait, confusion, cardiac issues, and various medications), it is possible to alter the risks and minimize the falls. Next month’s column will suggest ways to do this.





Adult Daycare is now open one Saturday each month
 
Does your loved one (adult with dementia or in need of supervision) need care on the weekend? ONEgeneration’s Adult Daycare specializes in dementia care and is now providing services the First Saturday of every month.

Services include supervised activities, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and assistance with personal care.
Hours: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $70 /day – private pay only*
 
For eligibility criteria and information about enrolling, please contact      
call (818) 708-6625 or email: adultdaycare@onegeneration.org

Encino Farmers Market
Time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and all those tasty fall recipes that come around this time of year. What could be better than a great apple pie? Stop by and see Jesse at "Cuyama Orchards" and try a delicious organic Pink Lady or Honey Crisp. Visit "G Farms" for a persimmon or pomegranate. These tasty treats are loaded with vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Pomegranates are classed a super food and are said to help unclog arteries by burning fat and increasing blood flow. Check out Gene at "Etheridge Farms" for an organic variety called Angel Red or Wonderful. If you find it difficult dealing with the seeds ask him for the juice which is just as good.

Join us Sunday, November 11th for our Red Cross Blood Drive. To register simply click here and then enter sponsor code: onegeneration in the top right-hand corner. All blood donors will receive a Free Taco from Ensenada Tacos!

See you Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm. Plenty of free parking!
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Tuesdays: Unzip Your Lip: A Discussion Group from 2:40 pm to 4 pm lead by Providence Trained Facilitators. Flyer

  • Friday, Nov. 2nd, Brain Health Workshop presented by Cogniciti at 10 to 11 am and 11 am to Noon. Call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6th Complimentary Hearing Consultations from 10 am to noon by Connect Hearing. Flyer

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13th Kaiser Permanente Community Needs Assessment Focus Group from 10 to 11 am / All participants will receive a $15 Target Gift Card but you must RSVP to Jenna at 818-708-6618 to attend since space is limited. Flyer

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14th Kaiser Permanente Community Needs Assessment Focus Group from 10 to 11 am / All participants will receive a $15 Target Gift Card but you must RSVP to Jenna at 818-708-6618 to attend since space is limited. Flyer

  • Friday, Nov. 16th Wellness Friday: Breathing Stress Test from 9:30 to 11:30 am with Joanne Tarah. Flyer

  • Friday, Nov. 16th Latino Culture Festival from 2 to 4 pm. Sponsored by Regal - Lakeside Medical Flyer

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27th Introductory TAP Workshop from noon to 1 pm, presented by Joanne D'Antonio of New Horizons Green Light To Mobility, The Advanced class will be on Dec. 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Flyer

  • Wednesday, Nov 28th until Dec. 19th 4 Week UCLA Longevity Center's Memory Training Program from 3:30 to 5 pm. Flyer

  • Thursday, November 29th Medicare Plan Benefits presentation 10 am by Sarah Human MHA. Please RSVP to 310-980-9509. Flyer

3000th Senior Member!
Last month we registered our 3,000th new member to the Senior Enrichment Center! Last year we switched to a new registration system and electronic check-in for our Senior Center participants. Since 2017 we have had 3,000 mostly senior older adults join us for classes, lunch, services or socialization. With 250 plus attendees every day our center is a vibrant engaging resource for older adults. Stop by any weekday before 5 pm to check it out, and join yourself!
2018 Holiday Party
The ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center will host our Annual Holiday Show on Friday, December 14th starting at 1 pm. Dancing - Singing - Refreshments - Raffle

Computer Classes
Sign-up for "One-on-One" computer classes at the Senior Center!
Learn the basics or get help with your specific needs. Our high school and college students are waiting to help you. Call 818-705-2345, or click here to email
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Tea at Riley Farms  
Tuesday, November 6th
Leave at 9 am & Return at 5 pm
Cost is $74.00
This trip includes tea at Hawk Head Tavern, access to tour the farm and two Living History Presentations.

San Manuel Bingo & Casino 
Tuesday, December 11th
Leave at 10 am & Return at 6 pm
Cost is $12.00
San Manuel is located in Highland, CA. Receive a $10 credit on your Club Serrano Card. Bring your valid ID and email when you sign up.

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
Childcare
LAPD Presentation
Officer Cruz and Officer Cardenas from the  LAPD West Valley Division recently visited  ONEgeneration  and gave a special Police Presentation to our ONEgeneration Leopards and Dragons preschool class on public safety. Thank you to the Officers for this special visit. 
New & Improved Garden in Childcare
A few weeks ago, our parent group worked tirelessly to spruce up our existing garden, planting new vegetables as well as increasing the number of plant beds. A few months ago we started with three beds and now, we have a total of six beds! To our joy, the first three beds produced endless amounts of cherry tomatoes, giant zucchinis and cucumbers, as well as squash and melons, all of which were used in school snack. Our little ones have also been watering the garden and enjoying every second of it!

Currently, broccoli, cabbage, celery, cauliflower, kale, cilantro, carrots and sugar peas are growing in our beautiful and productive garden! A huge thank you to the everyone who helped cultivate our garden!
Guest Article by Silver Sneakers ®
4 Vaccines You Probably Need
By Korin Miller

Immunizations aren’t just for kids. Here are four you may need to protect your health.

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They’re important for adults too—especially seniors.
As you get older, your immune system tends to weaken, which increases your risk of developing certain illnesses. Meanwhile, many vaccines aren’t a one-shot deal: You need a booster or repeat vaccine at specified intervals to stay protected.
“Vaccines provide an excellent way to prevent illness and remain healthy,” says Richard Watkins, M.D., an infectious disease physician in Akron, Ohio, and an associate professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
But which ones do you really need? Here are four vaccines every older adult should ask their doctor about.

Vaccine #1: Tdap or Td Booster
Your 11-year-old grandson might have gotten this shot last week, but don’t be surprised if you need one too. If you’ve never had a Tdap shot, you should get one as soon as possible. If you’ve previously had Tdap, you’ll need a Td booster every 10 years. Got a severe cut or burn but can’t recall the last time you had a Tdap or Td booster? Check in with your doctor right away.
Tdap helps protect against:
  • Tetanus (a.k.a. lockjaw), which causes painful muscle tightening and stiffness
  • Diphtheria, which can cause breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis, and death
  • Pertussis (a.k.a. whooping cough), which causes severe coughing spells, difficulty breathing, and vomiting

Vaccine #2: Shingles
Almost one out of every three Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, and the risk increases as you get older. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all healthy adults 50 and older get two doses of the Shingrix shingles vaccine, two to six months apart.
Shingles causes a painful rash that forms on one side of your body and can last up to five weeks. Many people who develop shingles, which is related to the chickenpox virus, also end up with pain that persists long after the rash disappears (post-herpetic neuralgia), as well as vision issues, facial paralysis, and skin blisters.

Vaccine #3: Pneumococcal
The CDC recommends that all adults age 65 and older get the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects against potentially deadly infections of the bloodstream and lungs, including pneumonia.
Current guidelines suggest getting one dose of two different pneumococcal vaccines—PCV13 (Prevnar 13) followed by PPSV23 (Pneumovax)—a year apart.
If you’re younger than 65 but have certain conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system, your doctor may also recommend a pneumococcal vaccine.

Vaccine #4: Flu

This is the one shot you need every year, Dr. Watkins says. Up to 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations—and up to 85 percent of flu-related deaths—occur in people 65 years and older, so it’s important to take it seriously.
The flu vaccine isn’t perfect, but it will lower your odds of getting sick and decrease the risk of serious complications if you end up getting the flu anyway.
This vaccine takes at least two weeks to start working, so it’s best to get it before the end of October, according to the National Institute on Aging. If that’s not possible, get it as soon as possible—flu season can last through March, so any protection is helpful.


Thank you to SilverSneakers for allowing us to share this article. ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center is a proud SilverSneakers location.
Ways to Support ONEgeneration
While City and State funding is continually being trimmed, 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 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.
Thank You to all of our Partners and Supporters
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Tributes
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, McDonald's at Victory 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!
Tributes

In memory of Ruth Liebling from ONEgeneration

In memory of Ruth Liebling from Loren Liebling

In memory of Ruth Liebling from Alex & Nora Kaiser

In memory of Katharina (Kathy) Andersson from ONEgeneration 
 
Resources
The Senate Aging Committee's 2018 Fraud Book
The United States Special Committee on Aging just released the following resource book called Fighting Fraud: Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation's Seniors. Click the link below to view.
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.


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.
  • Darren Hernandez, Board Vice Chair, Deputy City Manager, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Shanthi Suresh, MD  Board Vice Chair, Partner Emeritus, Geriatrics, Kaiser Permanente
MEMBERS
  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Director, Provider Relations, Blue Shield California
  • Corey Carter, Esq., Carter Law
  • *Jim Esterle, Management Consultant
  • Anthony Evangelista, Managing Director, 24Hr HomeCare
  • Evelyn Z. Frenkel, Healthcare Consultant
  • Steven Groode, Shareholder, Littler
  • Nathaniel Hutton, Consultant with Oasis in the CATCH Healthy Habits Program
  • Tatijana Stafets Janko, Angeles Investment Advisor

  • Joe Lagrimas, Associate Vice President Medicare, Molina Healthcare
  • Gloria Pollack, Gelb Group
  • Sahar Pouyanrad, Vice President, Senior Trust Advisor, City National 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