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Senior Enrichment Center

Partnership Opportunities

Adult Daycare      


Grandparents As Parents

Encino Farmers Market
JOY - Joining Old & Young Intergenerational Programming
Fall Open House
Last month ONEgeneration held an Open House to welcome Grandparents As Parents as a new Intergenerational Program of ONEgeneration and to showcase the JOY Intergenerational Day Care Center's recent renovations. Huge thank you to our sponsors  Paul Davis Insurance Services , Lindy & Rick Pearson / Cresa , Amy Kalajian / Remedy Home Health Care  and The San Fernando Community Health Center . Thank you also to all our attendees with special thanks to the  The Eisner Foundation .
Sages & Seekers
The Fall Semester of Sages & Seekers started last month. Thank you to all of our senior "Sages" who volunteer for 8 weeks to mentor High School "Seekers". The classes are designed to enable the Sages and Seekers to learn from each other through the sharing of life experiences. At the end of the semester, the Seekers each give a presentation about how their Sage and this Intergenerational program has impacted their life. To learn more about future Sages and Seeker cohorts call 818-705-2345.
Grandparents As Parents
Adult Daycare & ADHC
National Adult Day Services Week was in September
Thank you to all of the staff in our Adult Daycare who are so passionate and dedicated!
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


If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration .
Dr. David Stern's
Expert Corner: COPD
In the several years that I have written this column I have not reviewed lung problems. With this column I will do so. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. COPD makes it hard to breathe. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production, wheezing, and chest tightness. People with COPD are at risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and a variety of other conditions. As you can guess, the leading cause of COPD is smoking; long—term exposure to chemical irritants can also lead to COPD. About 24 million people in the
United States have COPD.
 
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Emphysema is a condition in which the air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the smallest passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter. Chronic bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes which carry air to and from the alveoli of the lungs.
 
Most cases of COPD can be prevented. Do not smoke. If you do smoke, STOP! 





Adult Daycare
is now open Saturdays
 
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
Yams and Sweet Potatoes are in!
What are the difference between the two? Sweet Potatoes are typically grown in the United States commercially, originally from South America. Whereas Yams are from Africa. Yams have rough bark like skin and sweet potato skin is smooth.
There are several health benefits to both. Yams are known to help with fertility and menopause. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious, being high in beta-carotene, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Open every Sunday 8am to 1pm. Plenty of free parking!
We hope to see you at the Fall Boutique on October 14th!
Childcare Fundraiser at Underwood Family Farms
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Mondays, The Poetry Forum. 3-4 PM in the Community Room. Learn how to write poetry, meets every Monday. Flyer

  • Tuesday Afternoons, Creative Writing Class. 3 - 4:30 PM, meets every Tuesday. Flyer

  • Monday, October 15th Orientation for Guided Autobiography Workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Four additional GAB classes will meet October 22nd & 29th as well as November 5th & 12th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Flyer.

  • Tuesday, October 9th, A Matter of Balance presented by California Healthier Living at 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Flyer

  • Tuesday, October 9th, 2019 Medicare Benefit Changes at 10 AM. presented by Sarah Human of AGA. Call 310-980-9509 to RSVP. Flyer

  • Friday, October 12th, Magic Show NEW DATE 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Presented by Caremore. Flyer

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, How Will Taxes Effect Your Retirement Income? 10 AM, presented by Andrew E. McReynolds, Agent for New York Life Insurance Company. RSVP by emailing aemcreynolds@ft.newyorklife.com, Flyer

  • Thursday, October 25th, The Health Net Cal Medi Connect (Medicare-Medicaid)Plan Presentation at 10 AM, for more information call 1-800-949-0235, Flyer.

  • Friday, October 26th Halloween Dance from 2 to 4 PM sponsored by HealthCare Partners. Costume Contest, refreshments, free blood pressure checks. Flyer

  • Monday, October 29th Cooking Class: Seasonal Soups, 10:30 AM presented by Regal / Lakeside Medical. Flyer

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

  • California Avocado Festival, Saturday, October 6th. The festival takes place in Carpinteria. The food venues have lots of avocado dishes. Come hungry and enjoy some mouth watering creations. There are also lots of vendors with different varieties of food and musical performances! Trip leaves at 10:00 am and returns 6:00 pm, cost is $39.00. Flyer

  • Bowers Museum, Tuesday, October 16th. The Bowers Museum is an art museum located in Orange County, California. The museum's permanent collection includes more than 100,000 objects. We will have lunch at Tangata restaurant before our 1 PM docent tour. Trip leaves at 9 AM and returns at 5 PM. Cost is $78.00. Lunch, admission, transportation included. Flyer

  • 48th Annual Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Sunday October 21st. Depart 8 AM & Return 7 PM. Includes a full German Luncheon & a guided tour around the lake. Cost is $70.00. Flyer

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
Community News
ONEgeneration is honored to be one of the 32 Love Stories included in the upcoming film It's Not A Burden. This feature-length documentary  currently in production, will provide an intimate look, presented with humor and heart, at the relationships between aging parents and the adult children who care for them, examining the challenges they face and the solutions they discover along the way. We are looking forward to seeing the finished project next year. To learn more you can visit Greenie Films .
Guest Article
Paul Davis is an
Independent Insurance Agent
CA license 0669770

(818) 888-0880

MEDICARE ANNUAL ELECTION PERIOD
Every year from October 15 to December 7 you have the opportunity to enroll or make changes in your Part D Prescription Drug plans or Medicare Advantage plans.

You should shortly receive your plan’s A nnual N otice O f C hange indicating what changes, if any, your plan will experience starting 1/1/19. We strongly encourage you to review those changes. We review these Annual Notice of Changes when they come out and alert our existing clients to significant changes or better options for them in the marketplace.

We also suggest that you confirm that your plan will continue to cover your prescriptions in a similar manner for 2019. Medicare.gov provides the tools you need to accomplish this. Or, you should check with your plan or agent and have them confirm there are no significant changes.

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. Our 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 Mr. Alexander Mucha from Carol & Stu  

In Honor of Houshang Mikael from Mona & Sara Mikael

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 
  • Raffie Barsamian, L.A. Care Health Plan
  • 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 Advisors
  • 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