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"In the end,
it’s not the years in your life that count.  
It’s the life in your years."

~ Abraham Lincoln
At 29, I Wasn't Prepared to Be a Caregiver

Life Had Other Plans

By Jacquelyn Revere
I was on the subway headed to a friend’s comedy show on the Lower East Side when I received a call that changed every plan I had for myself. I answered and stepped off the train, and from that moment on, everything moved like lightning. Sarah Gonzales For The Times
Within a couple of days, I was home, back in Los Angeles. My mother’s and grandmother’s need for my care was so sudden and so vast that I didn’t comprehend that the move would be permanent.

At the time, I lived in New York City. My goal was to become a late-night TV writer. I had decided to take a stab at stand-up comedy to improve my speaking skills. As a person who stutters, I thought public speaking was my greatest fear. It wasn’t.
Leadership Pipeline Challenge
OPICA Comes Out On Top!
Lori Erickson, VP of Casting at CBS Studios created an initiative called the CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge with the goal of empowering early-career storytellers to step into creative leadership positions. They are now in year-two of the challenge.

The project creates a short film for the benefit of a local nonprofit; the content of the short film must align with the mission of the nonprofit and be narrative fiction (not a commercial, PSA or music video). A panel of entertainment industry judges score the films to determine which nonprofits win donations, and the nonprofit owns the film at the end of the experience.

The five non-profits in this year's Pipeline Challenge are FEAST, Friends of the LA River, My Friend’s Place, Painted Brain and OPICA. The participants’ short films were inspired by their missions.

OPICA is very excited to have been voted 1st place!!!

The amazing OPICA Team of filmmakers are: Daryn Wakasa, Durand Williams, Rosa Navarrete, Deborah Alvarez, Oscar Loreto Jr., and Ada Rannels. Thank you to all of you.
In Tune
An artistic depiction of a journey to OPICA
CBS Pipeline Challenge
Can be seen here:
Thank You

For Your
Generous Support
Music for Enjoyment

Songs for our ears and souls. Enjoy!
Are you looking for daily activity
for your loved one?
Is your loved one lonely
and need a place to socialize?
Would you like to add something new to your daily routine?
Join the Online Day Program at OPICA
OZ OPICA on Zoom

OZ Program Continues
We opened our doors again in January, but our virtual program is here to stay!

Stay connected, stay engaged with OZ.

Are you looking for daily activity for your loved one?

Is your loved one lonely and need a place to socialize?

Would you like to add something new to your daily routine?

Join the Online Day Program at OPICA
OZ OPICA on Zoom

All of our groups are facilitated by Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and trainees

Sara Kaye 
for more information about these groups
OZ for isolated seniors.

For seniors living at home without transportation, and/or limited mobility, life can be very isolating. The OPICA OZ program is a wonderful way to engage with others and exercise minds and bodies, without leaving the comfort of home. Accessed through zoom, OZ is a daily engagement program where seniors with or without cognitive decline can discuss interesting topics, do daily chair exercise, and play stimulating brain building games with new friends. Programs in OZ include virtual travel, game shows, reminiscence, academic learning, music and drama therapy, as well as daily chair yoga and other exercise programs.  

All OZ programs are facilitated by Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees and Associates.

OZ is a daily interactive program for older adults, and those experiencing memory loss, easily accessible from a single zoom link. 10:00am - 2:00pm Monday through Friday.

If you haven't tried our OZ program and would like to join, please contact
Sara Kaye sara@opica.org or call 410-478-0226.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Are you responsible for the care of a loved one?
In this program, you will acquire the tools you need to care for yourself. 

This FREE program consists of class on SIX consecutive

Wednesdays August 24, 2022 – September 28, 2022

Location: Virtual on Zoom
Time: 10am – 11:30am Pacific Time

For more information and/or to register for this program please contact Carol Hahn at CarolHahnRN@gmail.com
Sign Up for the
Summer Dementia Education Series

Sign up for this Free Informative Seminar 

Monday, August 8th
10:30am - 11:30am
TOPIC: Beyond Alzheimer's: The other forms of dementia 

This webinar includes insights from 
Monica Moore, Community Health Program Manager at 
Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA followed by a brief Q&A session. 

Free Seminar 
Registration Required
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Los Angeles, CA 90025