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...

Cherries and more…we hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market

Blog [/et_pb_sidebar] Cherries and more…we hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market As spring flows into summer the farmers market becomes an exciting place for community members to shop for a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables. We still have tons of cherries including Burlat’s, and of course Brooks and Bings.  We also have apricots, peaches and plums, which have been around for a few weeks but are just coming into their own and getting sweeter. We now have corn on the cob, fresh from the fields and will be in its peak into...

California Weatherization Assistance Program

Program Description  –  The Department of Energy, Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE WAP) has long served as the core program for delivering energy conservation services to low-income Californians. The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces the heating and cooling costs for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety. Among low-income households, the program focuses on those with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. General Program Requirements  – In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of California who needs financial assistance for home energy costs.  In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60% of the State’s Median Income: Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year) 1 $24,236 2 $31,693 3 $39,150 4 $46,607 If you are interested in applying for this program you can call at: 1-866-675-6623. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Care Management department at...

Summertime Heat and Dehydration Prevention for Seniors

Summertime is here!!  And with it comes the often difficult task of keeping ourselves and our senior loved ones cool and hydrated.  As we age, our thirst signals become weaker, and those with memory problems often forget to drink enough fluids.  Here are some tips for you to help prevent dehydration: Ask the doctor how much water you or your loved one should be drinking during the day and drink small amounts of water with each meal and several times per day. If you or your loved one has special dietary needs, ask the doctor what other beverages you can use to supplement fluid intake (i.e. sugar free drinks, sports drinks, electrolyte enhanced waters, etc.). Fresh fruits and vegetables, smoothies, watered down juices, and popsicles are other foods and drinks that can help you stay hydrated.  Be sure you pick ingredients that fit within your dietary guidelines. Avoid beverages with caffeine and alcohol because these can lead to dehydration as they have diuretic qualities. Watch for signs of dehydration and seek treatment immediately. Signs of dehydration include dry skin, fatigue, headache, dark urine and bags under the eyes. If there are signs of dehydration, please seek medical treatment immediately. Dehydration can be a serious, even potentially fatal, medical...

Marketing a Senior Program

In August 2013 I attended a morning marketing seminar presented by Hank Yuloff of Promotionally Minded. Hank in on the board of the Encino Chamber of Commerce and conducts these monthly marketing seminars free to the local business community. The information gained at the seminar was valuable, and right away I put into practice one of the recommendations, writing a blog. I was new to “blogging”, but jumped in anyway, and though I missed my goal of a “blog a week”…I still enjoyed writing about the ONEgeneration experience. Senior care, childcare, teens, volunteers, a farmers market, care management, classes, support groups…there was always something interesting to tap into. So fast forward to March 2014. Effective April 1, 2014 I will be pursuing a new path in senior services. I will miss my ONEgeneration family…ONEgeneration-You are the...

NAEYC Accreditation

ONEgeneration’s Childcare program is gearing up for the re-accreditation of the center.  The National Association for the Education of Young Children developed the accreditation system in 1985 to raise standards for childcare in group settings. ONEgeneration’s childcare program was first accredited in October of 2000.   The process takes about a year to complete and requires mountains of documentation that the Validator reviews.  The site visit is completed over two days and includes classroom observations, teacher interviews and an extensive safety assessment. The validation visit will be unannounced and should occur sometime in...

Intergenerational Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes.  It is that simple. The team at ONEgeneration kicked off Intergenerational Recognition Month with a Pancake Breakfast.  Easy. Simple.  Pancakes and syrup…oh we also had about 40 seniors and 80 kids, so lots of pancakes – but easy on the syrup. As I walked around the room I realized what a perfect Intergenerational activity eating pancakes was…it is a prefect pairing of seniors helping children cut up pancakes so they could eat them.  It was fun (and a little sticky). Often times I will tell others about the benefits of bringing together young children and frail seniors.  The children enjoy the friendships, the undivided adult attention…the seniors enjoy how fun and spontaneous children can be and love having someone that looks up to them, someone that needs them to be there.  The senior has a role again.  Intergenerational programs do not have to be complicated.  It can be as simple as a plate of...