Transitioning to a new home or apartment? Tips for seniors in transition…

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] Transitioning to a new home or apartment?  Tips for seniors in transition… 3 Steps to “Rightsize” before moving into your new home at any age (or any time of life). We are beyond loyal people in this world, holding on to memories, objects, things that take us to a place in the past.  But let’s face it, we will probably never use it again.  As time marches on, so must we.  A little organization can go a long way as we face the; “WHY’ start now”? Yes, there are mixed emotions, vulnerability and fear of the unknown or change, not only for seniors but for all of us. However, a little organization can create peacefulness, order and distress your move. ELIMINATE Donate that old sofa, free items that you no longer need.  Donate tools to local schools, shelters and even trash items that cannot be donated.  Get creative at this step and purge. CATEGORIZE Categorizing can be the ultimate inventory control, physically accounting for every item in the home.  Often integrated with “sorting,” this can also be the most time-consuming because this is where touch decisions have to be made, but this is POWERFUL step to rightsizing. Place items into clear bins categorized by; “Donation”, “Sell”, “Give to Relative” and “Keep.”  Another idea of categorizing can be to use the color code method.  For example, moving to new home can be the color yellow or sale of an item can be green. Use a simple method for sorting throughout the home that works for you. ORGANIZE: When you get to the ORGANIZE step, you should feel proud...

Check out our new Encino Farmers Market website

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] Check out our new Encino Farmers Market website Please visit our new site with information about the farmers market, vendors and volunteer opportunities.  We appreciate your support and hope to see you any Sunday at the market located at 17400 Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys....

LifeLine government benefit program

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] LifeLine government benefit program Assurance Wireless is a California LifeLine provider. Lifeline is a government benefit program. Brought to you by Virgin Mobile, Assurance Wireless provides Lifeline service supported by the federal Universal Service Fund and the California LifeLine Program. Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. Discounts provided by the California LifeLine and federal Lifeline programs are limited to one per household. If you qualify for Lifeline service, you can receive a FREE phone, Unlimited FREE minutes and Unlimited FREE text messages each month Financial requirements: Household Size Annual Income Limits 1-2 people $0 – $25,700 3 people $0 – $29,900 4 people $0 – $36,200* You may qualify for Assurance Wireless if you participate in any of the following public assistance programs: Medicaid/Medi-Cal Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKS) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8 Tribal TANF Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only) Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations If you have any further questions you can call 1-888-898-4888. Or you can contact Care Management at...

August at the Encino Farmers Market

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] August at the Encino Farmers Market It’s August and the market is bursting with sweet summer fruits.  Yummy peaches, nectarines, plums, plutos and grapes are all at their best now. Melons seem to be extra sweet this year, especially watermelons.  Surprisingly watermelons are one of those crops that are less water-intensive to grow, they originated in West Africa so they are used to hot dry weather.  Loaded with vitamin A & C they also have a good amount of iron and calcium.  Underwood Farm is well-known for their melon varieties so stop by this Sunday and try one or two.   We would also like to welcome a new vendor in our food court, Thai BBQ Chicken, they offer delicious grilled chicken with a side of salad or rice and their homemade salsa. The chicken is moist and tasty and seasoned with their secret seasoning. We would like to welcome our New Orchid vendor’s Mary and Henry to the ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market! Come by any Sunday from 8am-1pm to check out their beautiful...

From our Care Managers: LADWP Life Support Discount Equipment

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] From our Care Managers: LADWP Life Support Discount Equipment Do you or a full-time member of your household regularly require the use of an essential life support device? If so, the LADWP is pleased to offer a discount to customers who qualify. Eligible devices include, but are not limited to: motorized wheelchairs respirators (all types) dialysis machines suction machines apnea monitors electronic nerve stimulators And other devices. 1-800-DIAL-DWP...

CalFresh Program

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] CalFresh Program The CalFresh Program, Formally known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Basic Requirements: That you are a California resident A low-income senior You have been turned down by SSI (Supplemental Security Income) because your income was above the limit If you are interested in finding out how to apply for benefits and the eligibility requirements in your county, please call the toll free number 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD). Feel free to call the Care Management intake line if you have any other questions...