October 2019
Newsletter
Quick Links
The Weekend to End Homelessness
Intergenerational Month Photos
Intergenerational Pancake Breakfast
Intergenerational Pancake Breakfast
Intergenerational Pancake Breakfast
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Field Day
Intergenerational Bingo
Intergenerational Bingo
Intergenerational Bingo
Intergenerational Tea Party
Intergenerational Tea Party
Mad Science Presentation
Childcare
Currently, our children are benefiting from weekly Mandarin, Soccer, Yoga and Music classes. We are excited to announce that Lionheart Fitness Kids will be coming to ONEgeneration soon! Lionheart Fitness was founded in 2008 and has grown from a single class of 7 children to a nationally recognized kids fitness company with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, and Chicago. Lionheart now provides its award-winning educational programs to some of the biggest corporations in the world and over 50,000 kids nationwide. Their unique sports classes are designed to bring out the best in every child in a fun, non- competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and encouragement being their most powerful teaching tools. Their structured program teaches the necessary fundamentals of sports in a stress-free environment. They develop strength, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance and social skills, always instilling the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. For a child, every small victory builds the self-confidence necessary to take on any challenge. A full five weeks is dedicated to one sport moving onto the next. This provides children a better understanding of each sport and the opportunity to more thoroughly develop their skills. When it is time to move onto the next session, children have a new sport to look forward to and a brand-new set of skills to master! After the completion of all 8 sports (Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Track and Field, Volleyball, Field Hockey and Gymnastics), the schedule repeats and the intensity of the class increases to suit the needs of the children. On completion of each 5 weeks session, they have a special awards ceremony rewarding each child for their achievement. This positive reinforcement is a crucial part of their program and gives children a real sense of accomplishment.
 
Respectfully,
Dr. Kristine Vardanyan
Director of ONEgeneration Infant/Toddler and Preschool
Grandparents As Parents
For the 2019-2020 school year, the Grandparents As Parents program at ONEgeneration entered into an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide our wonderful services at various campuses throughout the district. This partnership will help kinship caregivers throughout Los Angeles by bringing GAP services to 14 different school over the course of the school year. The program kicked off in September at two schools and two more are being added in October. This is an exciting partnership that will benefit many relative caregivers throughout Los Angeles .
Encino Farmers Market
October at the farmers market marks the arrival of pomegranates. Sometime referred to as Chinese apples, pomegranates are considered a super food.
High in vitamin C, potassium and fiber, a potent source of antioxidants they are also low in calories. Fall is also apple season. Fairhill Farms have a multitude of varieties including, Honey Crisp, Fuji and Gala.  

Also, don't miss our Annual Fall Boutique on Sunday, October 20! Come by to pick up fall specialty items or to jump start your holiday gift shopping!

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.
Adult Daycare & ADHC
Please note that ONEgeneration's Adult Daycare will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 .
National Adult Day Services Week
Last month ONEgeneration celebrated National Adult Day Services Week, which was September 15-21, 2019 with a special lunch for our dedicated and devoted Adult Daycare staff. This year's theme was Celebrating Adult Day Service – Voice, Vision and Value.

Photo left is our amazing staff won inspire us every day.
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:
Urinary Incontinence 
Recently, I heard about a man who had a prostatectomy because he was getting up so often at night to urinate that his sleep was impaired and he felt tired all the time. Unfortunately, as a
result of surgery, he developed urinary incontinence (the involuntary leakage of urine). That means that he urinates when he does not want to. He cannot control the leakage of urine and
he has to wear a diaper. The quality of his life has declined. He is depressed. I decided to write about urinary incontinence.

One quarter to one-third of men and women in the United States experience urinary incontinence.   It is much more common in women because of the anatomy of their urinary
tract and the damage caused by pregnancy and childbirth. Men may experience urinary incontinence as a result of prostate problems; both men and women can experience nerve
damage that leads to incontinence. The chances of developing incontinence increase with age, but it is not an inevitable part of aging. Risk factors among the elderly include impaired mobility, cognitive impairment, depression, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, constipation, obesity and cough. But, even severely demented people can remain continent if they are properly mobile.

Treatment depends upon the specific cause. There are several forms of urinary incontinence:

  • Urge incontinence is caused by damaged or irritable nerves.
  • Stress incontinence is caused by weak pelvic and sphincter muscles.
  • Overflow incontinence occurs when there is an obstruction or blockage to the bladder such as with an enlarged prostate or constipation.
  • Reversible incontinence may result from an acute urinary tract infection, constipation, or from medication such as diuretics.

More, including treatment, next month.
Guest Expert Article
Paul Davis is an
Independent Insurance Agent
CA license 0669770
(818) 888-0880

GET READY FOR THE 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. If there are providers or benefits you want or there is something about your plan you are unhappy with, this is the time to review.

For 2019 there were 30 Part D plans available and 42 Medicare Advantage plans to choose from. This does not include some additional special needs plans that are available for people with chronic disabling conditions or people in certain long term care facilities.

You should have received or will shortly receive your plan’s A nnual N otice O f C hange indicating what changes, if any, your plan will experience starting 1/1/20. You should review those changes. We review these ANOCs 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 2020. 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.

If you think you may be starting any new drug regimen; visit your doctor soon, so that you can factor those new medications into the projection for 2020.

Senior Enrichment Center 
ONEgeneration's Sages & Seekers Program

Did you know that  ONEgeneration ' s Senior Enrichment Center has offered Sages and Seekers , an Intergenerational mentoring programs for seniors and young adults for three years already?
 
Sages and Seekers is an 8-week program, which pairs senior mentors – Sages - with high school students - S eekers.  Last month, high school students were able to meet each of this semester's Sages during the two weeks "Speed Round" of introductory conversations. (Photos below). In the weeks that follow, the Seekers will learn about the lives of their Sages through stories, memories, and photographs. Watch this space for photos of the final weeks when the Seekers give presentations about what they learned from their individual Sages.
Sages & Seekers
Sages & Seekers
Sages & Seekers
Intergenerational Teen Art Project
Another Intergenerational program offered at ONEgeneration's Senior Enrichment Center is the Teen Art Class. ONEgeneration Seniors and teenagers from a local high school participate in an art class together. The class is taught by Imagination Connection. Participants experience different mediums of art, including: sketching, painting, writing and creating murals together. These two generations collaborate and discuss projects throughout the program.

Left is a photo from the first day of our new Teen Art Class which started last month.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Wednesdays from 12:40 to 1:40 pm Intergenerational Teen Art Program. Class is located in the Art Room and is for seniors and high school students from a local high school. All materials will be provided. Flyer
  • 3rd Thursday of every month Hearing Loss Support Group, 1 -2 pm. Flyer
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 A Weekend to End Homelessness, 10 am - 1 pm. Guest speaker: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and Inner Citys Law Center's Homeful LA. Flyer
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 "A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns about Falls" 10 am - noon Tuesdays for 8 weeks. Space is limited, call 818-705-2345 to sign up. Flyer
  • Thursday, October 10th, Transamerica Workshop at 10 am. Questions call 818-705-2345, Flyer
  • Friday, October 11th at 10 am, Medicare presentation by Anthem. Flyer
  • Friday, October 11th, Powerful Tools Class for Caretakers. Six Weeks on Fridays starting 10/10/19 to 11/15/19, 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Flyer
  • Sunday, October 13th Bingo 1:30 to 3:30 pm sponsored by National Charities League, Inc. $20 donation for 10 games. Flyer
  • Thursday, October 17th Cooking Class: Healthy Seasonal Soups presented by Regal - Lakeside 10 to 11 am in the Art Room. Flyer
  • Thursday, October 17th Stroke Community Lecture: Risks, Symptoms and Treatment presented by Providence, 10 am. Flyer
  • Thursday, October 17th Stage for All Ages, Free Performance, 2:30 pm. Based on the joint workshop of CSUN Students and seniors. Flyer
  • Friday, October 18th at 1:15 pm, Golden Age Short Film Screening Party followed by Q&A with Writer/Director Jeremy Ashley. Flyer
  • Thursday, October 24th, 10:30 am to noon, UCLA Health presentation by Dr. Hannah Karp Weifel M.D. on Osteoporosis. To RSVP please call 818-516-5323 or visit connect.uclahealth.org/calendar Flyer
  • Thursday, October 31st from 10 to 11:30 am, Medicine in 2025 - What the Future Has in Store part 5 of the 5 part "Living to 100 with Quality" Speaker Series featuring Dr. Jerry KornfeldFlyer
  • Thursday, October 31st Halloween Dance, 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Please call 818-705-2345 to RSVP. Flyer
  • Wednesday, November 6th Ready, Set, Go Banking, 9:30 to 11:00 am, presented by Citibank. Four-week workshop designed to teach online banking. Flyer
  • New Intermediate Tap & Jazz Dance classes starting Tuesday, January 7, 2020 See Flyer for more information or call Arlene at 818-998-6398 or 818-730-3709
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
Congressman Cardenas Honored
ONEgeneration was thrilled to be a part of a recognition event for U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas honoring his work in senior healthcare as he received the 2019 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award from The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease . ONEgeneration looks forward to working with his office to further support older adults in our community.
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
Who doesn’t love Avocado, right? So, let’s go and enjoy the Avocado Music Festival in Carpinteria!!!!! A variety of delicious avocado inspired food, music, culinary arts, fine arts, and agriculture education. Come hungry and enjoy the day.  Lunch is on your own. Trip includes transportation, access to the festival and driver tip .

Saturday October 5, 2019
Leave 10:00 am
Return 5:00 pm
Cost is $40.00
Gene Autry’s Museum of the American West & The Griffith Observatory
We start our day at Gene Autry’s Museum of the American West with a docent led tour of the museum. Then visit exhibits on western art, as well as learning about Griffith Park and television’s singing cowboy. We then go from One Star to another as we visit the Griffith Observatory where you can touch a moon rock, see Galileo’s telescope, and even check your weight on Mars. We will be seeing the planetarium show Centered in the Universe. Trip includes docent led tour of Autry Museum, Planetarium show, transportation, and driver tip. (Lunch is on your own)      
 Tuesday October 15, 2019
Leave 9:00 am
Return 5:00 pm
Cost is $58.00
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 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
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 Ira Ginsberg from Dorothy Hoffman
In memory of Helen Katz from Roxy and Jim Esterle       
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
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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