September 2019
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ONEgeneration 8th Daily News Readers Best
ONEgeneration would like to thank the Daily News for this wonderful honor and to all of our supporters who voted for us. ONEgeneration is proud to have been named Best Daycare Center for our JOY Intergenerational Daycare Program.

To find out more about our Daycare or to schedule a tour please visit our website.
Happy Labor Day
ONEgeneration closed 9/2/2019
On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. In observance of Labor Day, ONEgeneration will be closed on Monday, September 2nd. Have a safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Happy Intergenerational Month!
September is Intergenerational Month. The nonprofit organization Bridges Together defines this month as a "global movement celebrating the many benefits of relationships between adults aged 60+ and young people". They believe "that strong intergenerational programs are a vaccination against ageism and a prescription for longevity". There’s lots of excitement surrounding Intergenerational Month as it has become a platform to “spread the word” about the benefits of Intergenerational activities while also encouraging family, friends, neighbors, the community to get involved!

Every day at ONEgeneration we celebrate Intergenerational interaction in our JOY (Joining Old & Young) Daycare Center. Seniors and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5.5 years old share activities together such as arts and crafts, cooking, sports, music & movement and many more up to seven times a day. In addition, we will join in on the excitement surrounding Intergenerational month by adding extra special celebrations every Friday in September. Kicking things off will be our annual intergenerational pancake breakfast followed by an Intergenerational Field Fun Day, a special hat tea party, BINGO, and ending the month with a visit from “MAD SCIENCE”.

Stay tuned for our October Newsletter to see the Intergenerational Month Celebration photos!

ONEgeneration Intergenerational Program Coordinator

**IGP Fun Fact:
ONEgeneration's Adult Daycare eldest client is 98 years young and ONEgeneration's Childcare's youngest infant is 3 months old
Sages Needed for Intergenerational Program
Happy Grandparents Day - September 8th
ONEgeneration's Intergenerational Program Grandparents As Parents would like to wish all Grandparents and Great Grandparents a very Happy Grandparents Day.

If you are a Grandparent or kinship caretaker of your grandchildren or relative children and need support please call us at 818-708-4757.
Encino Farmers Market
The heat is on and stone fruits are in an abundance at the Encino Farmers Market. Peaches, plums, nectarines are all in full swing and delicious. Tomatoes are also in abundance, from large beef steaks or heirlooms to the small cherry tomatoes they taste sweeter than ever and go great in salads, sauces or even a tasty bruschetta. 

This month we are welcoming a new food vendor. The Anaheim Bakery & Grill will be bringing their authentic Lebanese & Mediterranean food to share at the market.   

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
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

If you have ideas for a future article topics please contact ONEgeneration .
Dr. David Stern's Expert Corner: O steoporosis
Low bone mineral density, known as osteoporosis, predisposes us to fracture. Often associated with women, the truth is that this condition affects men, as well. There are lifestyle choices
such as regular exercise that promote bone strength. Since decrease in physical activity or immobilization results in a decline in bone mass, it is important to be as active as possible. 

Calcium and vitamin D are required for bone health at all ages. Calcium intake should be at least 1200 mg daily and vitamin D between 400 and 800 IU per day. Skin changes that occur with aging result in less efficient use of ultraviolet light by the skin as it synthesizes vitamin D, the supplement that counteracts deterioration.

You have probably seen ads on television that target adults who want to avoid fractures. The following descriptions may help you differentiate between them and understand the advantages and risks of each of them:

  • The most common medications prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis in both men and women are oral bisphosphonates such as Fosamax and Actonel. These bind to the surfaces of the bones to slow down bone resorption while allowing bone building cells to work more efficiently. The major side effects of these medications are gastrointestinal.  As a practicing gastroenterologist, I treated several patients who had developed severe esophageal ulceration which resulted from bisphosphonate use. These medications should be taken with a full glass of water, on an empty stomach, and the individual taking the medication should not bend over or recline for at least 60 minutes after taking the medication. A rare but serious side effect is osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw.
  • Reclast is a bisphosphonate which can be administered intravenously, recommended for those who cannot tolerate the oral medication. 
  • Prolia is a monoclonal antibody administered subcutaneously (under the skin). It improves bone density and reduces the risk of fracture.
  • Estrogen can help maintain bone density after menopause. Evista mimics estrogen’s beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen.
  • Finally, for people who can’t tolerate the more common treatments for osteoporosis, or who need greater benefit than they provide, there is Forteo, a powerful drug similar to parathyroid hormone. This drug stimulates the growth of new bone.
Guest Expert Article
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
Longevity vs. Anxiety
Centenarians, we know they exist, we may personally have met one in our own lifetime, but what is it that gives them the drive to thrive for 100 years or more? Could it be a lack of anxiety or a healthy diet? Perhaps it’s the exercise, or relationships that keep them going. Maybe it’s the power of having a purpose on the earth that continues into their golden years. Many studies have been done though out the ages seeking answers to what make some people live healthy vibrant lives to 100 and beyond. 

Deepak Chopra shares about the Dunbar Study. The results revealed several traits common among those who lived happy lives into their later years. 

A: They were not thrown off by changes that came their way, but rather embraced the change and navigated it with a positive and creative flair.
B: They cooperated with transitions and did not indulge in anxiety.
C: They learned how to improvise and not resist what was happening in their lives.
D: They were able to develop new activities, attitudes and adventures for themselves.
E: They wished to carry on, make a difference and live long.

These five steps could easily be used by all of us no matter the age. And I am sure there are those who have lived long and never followed one of these ideas.

Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones traveled the world seeking out the answers to what allows some individuals a life well lived into their hundreds! He interviewed some that had hit 115 years old and beyond! One of the elements he found was that the centenarians had a sense of purpose. They felt needed and they believed what they had to contribute to their family and community was valuable. It did not matter if it was daily prayer, gardening or cooking a meal, they embraced their talents and gave daily. Rather than focusing on their limitations, they looked for things they could do!

Another pattern for centenarians was a daily time of socializing. For some it was a gathering of friends (mostly younger) who would join them for tea and conversation. For others it was a daily sake ritual or wine shared at a table with family. They interacted with all generations spanning from great great grandchildren to their own children, who were now in their 80’s! Conversation, love and laughter was key to keeping the elders engaged and feeling like they had an important role to play.

Happy National Senior Center Month
Senior Enrichment Center Workshop Certificates Presented
Congratulations to all those who completed our Chronic Disease Self-Management Education evidence-based workshop at our Senior Enrichment Center. Thank you to all those who attended and our staff who inspired the participants to stay on track. Photo left: Participants with certificates of completion.
Senior Enrichment Center Events

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00 am Book Reading & Signing with author Sula Miller from her book Welcome to the Widows Club. Free event. Flyer
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 am, Medicare Presentation and Bingo sponsored by Blue Shield Promise Cal. Free event. Flyer
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Stage for All Ages (SFAA) Intergenerational Theater Program. Tuesdays and Thursday for 6 weeks. Seniors who participate can earn up to $70 in Target Gift Cards. See flyer for more information.
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 Free Introductory TAP Card Workshop from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Taught by Joanne D'Antonio of New Horizons Greenlight to Mobility. Flyer
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 pm is the first day of a 10 week program presented by The Foundation for Senior Services & Senior Specialists Group (SSG). The (AMP) Aging Mastery Program. RSVP & Questions call the Simi Valley SSG Chapter at 818-571-2870 or email Flyer
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 Free Advanced TAP Card Workshop from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Taught by Joanne D'Antonio of New Horizons Greenlight to Mobility. Flyer
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:30 am Brain Fitness Workshop presented by Barbara Bloom and sponsored by Avant Garde Senior Living. Flyer
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 am, Vitamins, Supplements, Red Wine & other Anti-Oxidants part 3 of the 5 part "Living to 100 with Quality"Speaker Series featuring Dr. Jerry Kornfeld. Flyer
  • 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
  • COMING SOON Saturday, October 5, 2019 A Weekend to End Homelessness. 9 am to 2 pm. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and Inner Citys Law Center's Homeful LA. Flyer
  • COMING SOON Starting Tuesday, October 8, 2019 "A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns about Falls" 10 m to 12:00 pm Tuesdays for 8 weeks. Space is limited, call 818-705-2345 to sign up. 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
You Can Help.....
The Area Agencies on Aging are conducting a survey to understand the priorities and service needs of Los Angeles' older residents. This will help them better support older and dependent adults in Los Angeles. They want to hear what issues concern you, and what programs work well. This will help them design their programs to serve you better. It will also help them advocate for the services and investments we need to make Los Angeles a great place to age.

They also want to understand the people of Los Angeles better - so they ask some personal questions to check they hear from a representative group of voices and that their services are reaching everyone who needs them. They hope that you will answer the full survey, and they will keep individual responses confidential.

Click on this link to complete the survey by September 25, 2019: 

Thank you for sharing your perspective with us! 
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...
2019 Fernando Award Finalists
ONEgeneration would like to congratulate the Chair of our Board of Directors, Jeff Friedman on being chosen as a 2019 Fernando Award finalist. Jeff is a long time advocate for seniors and their families. His tireless commitment to the senior service community is a true inspiration to all those whose lives he impacts. It is an honor working along side a true leader in the San Fernando Community.
New Wheelchair Accessible Garden Bed
Eagle Scout Project
Thank you Adam Jacobsen and Scout Troop 550 for providing a new raised garden bed on our Adult Daycare Patio. It is a perfect height for those in wheelchairs, or a preschooler, to help water and plant new flowers.
We appreciate Adam's work to build and organize this as part of his eagle scout project. This wonderfully constructed gardening bed will be here for years to come.
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Saturday September 21, 2019
Leave 9:00 am
Return 5:00 pm
Cost is $47.00
Solvang Danish Days  
Join us for the 83 rd Solvang Danish Days Festival. Enjoy a taste of Denmark with traditional music, dancing, parades and live entertainment in California’s unique Danish Town. Feast on Scandinavian food, including fudge and their famous Ebelskivers. Stroll through the town highlighted by quaint shops and traditional architecture.

Trip includes transportation, access to the festival & driver tip. (Lunch not included)
Natural History Museum & The Original Los Angeles Farmers Market and The Grove Mall
Begin your day exploring dinosaurs, gems & minerals, gardens and much more at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. The nature gardens have over 600 kinds of plants, including California natives and others from around the world; making it a home for birds, butterflies, lizards, and squirrels. Spend some time in the Butterfly Pavilion before you board the bus that will take you to the famous Original Los Angeles Farmers Market (1934) and the Grove Mall.

Trip includes transportation, and driver tip. (Lunch not included)      

Thursday September 26, 2019
Leave 9:00 am
Return 5:00 pm
Cost is $55.00
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
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
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
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 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.
Vynca Volunteers
Thank you  Vynca  volunteers for helping with our Senior Enrichment Center's Bingo Tournament last month! We appreciate your donation of of bingo prizes and refreshments, and your help in assisting with the event. We truly value your dedication and support!
Thank You to all of our Partners & Supporters
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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!
Important link for Senior Disaster Preparedness. This information is for Seniors and by Seniors.


CALL 323-980-2260 


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
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
  • 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

  • Liz Altman-Harberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Life & Retirement 
  • Wendy Bavan, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Yevgeny Belous, Nielsen & Rogers LLP
  • 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