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ONEgeneration Caregiver Training Sessions for Interns and Student Volunteers

The Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapists of our Adult Daycare hosted a training session for student interns and volunteers that support our senior programs. Students learned techniques to guide seniors with balance issues to sit and stand safely. They were able to experience and practice these tools and strength exercises with the professionals support. This workshop also covered at home safety tips for homes with a senior with dementia. Thank you to our staff for providing an engaging look at these safety issues.  The students attending this series of workshops range from high school volunteers, nursing interns, public health students, social welfare interns and MSW... read more

ONEgeneration Presentation at the American Society on Aging Conference (ASA)

The Aging in America Conference was held in San Francisco this March.  ASA’s Aging in America Conference is the nation’s largest and most dynamic multidisciplinary event known for its comprehensive view of the issues, challenges and opportunities in aging. It is the place to connect with peers, refresh your knowledge and gain new perspectives. We invite you to join our conference community of nearly 3,000 multidisciplinary professionals who, like you, are working to improve the lives of older adults. ONEgeneration was honored to present at this year’s American Society on Aging Conference in San Francisco on our unique Intergenerational Programs in conjunction with our partner Sages & Seekers. Thank you to Generations United for supporting us as a Program of Distinction at this conference. We hope this information provided to other senior services agencies promotes the positive outcomes of Intergenerational... read more

ONEgeneration named Best Nonprofit by the LA Daily News Readers 2017

For the 6th year in a row we are so grateful to the readers of the Los Angeles Daily News for choosing ONEgeneration as the Best 2017 Non-Profit in Los Angeles County!  For a look at our recognition in the online version of the annual special Best Of LA issue please CLICK HERE      ... read more

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Encino Farmers Market

The Encino Farmers Market is hosting a Red Cross LA Blood Drive on Sunday October 8th from 8am to 2pm.  Interested donors can register at  http://www.redcrossblood.org/  and enter sponsor code: onegeneration  to schedule an appointment. Blood drives are needed in this time of national and international disasters and help to replenish local supplies. Shopping at the Encino Farmers Market supports the programs offered by ONEgeneration.  We appreciate your... read more

2017 Community Needs Assessment Survey – City of Los Angeles

All of Los Angeles is constantly in motion, sometimes this includes even the ground beneath our feet.  The constant movement makes living in LA interesting, but also challenging.  One challenge is that LA is consistently ranked in the top for costs of living, and families with lower incomes are often disproportionately affected. The City receives four federal grants to invest in housing, job creation, public building and street improvements, social services, and other programs that serve people with lower incomes. This important survey is one of the tools that will help the City of Los Angeles prioritize the needs of communities and decide how the steadily diminishing federal grant funds should be used. If you visit, live, work, attend school, or do business in the City of Los Angeles, please take a few minutes to complete this opportunity to share your thoughts.  Your participation is appreciated!... read more

Virtual Dementia Tour – An interactive experience presented by Homewatch CareGivers

ONEgeneration was fortunate to have this unique experience available at our 9th Annual Senior Symposium on Saturday May 20th, 2017.  Seniors, family members and caregivers were given a glimpse into the challenges their loved ones with dementia face daily. What Is the Virtual Dementia Tour Program? We Will Change the Perception of Aging “The Virtual Dementia Tour”  (VDT) was created by R.K. Beville, M.S., and was developed by the company she founded, Second Wind Dreams, a Georgia based charity that is dedicated to changing the perceptions of aging. Homewatch CareGivers of Thousand Oaks is partnering with Second Winds Dreams to provide the Virtual Dementia Tour in order to promote a heightened awareness of dementia, improve the quality of care for those living with dementia and aid in maintaining the dignity and independence of local seniors. The Tour gives able people a chance to feel what those with failing senses endure on a daily basis. Homewatch CareGivers is presenting the Tour to healthcare professional & caregivers, family caregivers and the public so they can have a deeper understanding of dementia and to help them move form “sympathy to empathy.” If  “walking in another’s shoes” is the key to empathy, try literally walking with the tingling soles of a person with neuropathy, or writing a note with fumbling fingers, or trying to select what to wear when you can’t discern colors. Each participant wears encumbrances that temporarily impair them both physically and cognitively while attempting to perform routine everyday tasks. While doing the Tour they become completely disoriented and disconcerted. Their brain just won’t do what they want it to do.... read more