SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Virtual programs at OPICA!  Now offering caregiver support groups, individual counseling and the Brain Train Mini, an early stage program. For information see virtual programs under Services tab

More Programs Coming Soon!

Important Notice: COVID-19 (update – July 2020)

OPICA has submitted a reopening plan to the City of Los Angeles with details of health control and sanitation guidelines and procedures to follow once we reopen.  We had hoped to reopen in July but due to the recent wave of increased cases of COVID-19 our plans have been postponed indefinitely.  

 

We will continue to keep you informed as we move through the approval process. In addition, we will update information on our website as it becomes available so please check the website from time to time.  For families currently enrolled in OPICA programs, we will reach out to you directly when we have a date for reopening. 

 

During our closure, we are offering telehealth/online classes.  For more information on the telehealth classes, please contact Sara Kaye .  We hope you will join the online programs or view the videos for exercise and enjoyment.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support.  Stay safe and be well.

 

Mary Michlovich

Executive Director 


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Our Mission:

The mission of OPICA is to improve the lives of adults challenged by memory loss.

We do this by:
 providing meaningful and stimulating day programs
 supporting family caregivers through respite and counseling
 increasing community understanding of memory loss through education, resource referral, and professional training
We are committed to demonstrating that adults challenged by memory loss can continue to live at home and to grow—emotionally, socially, and spiritually. By offering new avenues of fitness, creativity, and engagement to our members, we affirm the resilience of the human spirit.

Our Vision:

Meaning and joy in the life of every adult with memory loss

Our Values:

 Compassion
 Respect
 Excellence
 Professionalism
 Collaboration
 Innovation

Early-Stage Memory Loss

Early treatment, which may include medications, cognitive training, and therapy can slow the progression of the disease and maintain mental function longer.

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 Adult Day Program

OPICA creates a structured, socially engaging environment that enables adults with memory loss to avoid isolation and provides respite to the family caregiver.

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“We could not have made it this far without OPICA, which we can only describe as a MIRACLE in our lives that became an integral part in caring for Mom.”

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Programs On ZOOM NOW

Brain Train mini   –   Mon, Wed, Thurs 1:00 – 3:00 pm  (contact Cheryl or Anne)

For programs below contact Sara or Anne

Mens Group – Mon 12 – 1 pm

Art Class   –   Tue  2:00 – 3:00 pm

Art Class II   –   Thu  3:30 – 4:30 pm  – New

Mindfulness Based Art Class – Mon  10 – 11 am

Nisei Group   –   Wed  1:30 – 2:30 pm

Storytelling Group   –   Wed 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Spirit Builders Group   –   Thur 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Spirit Builders Expressive Art Class   –   Thur 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Friendship Group – Fri  11:00 – 12:00 pm

Upcoming Events & Programs

COMING SOON:

Will post as new events arrive

 

Why Choose Us

  • Customized for an individual’s emotional, cognitive and physical needs
  • 1:5 ratio of staff to attendees
  • Expertise critical for memory loss care
  • Provides valuable respite for family caregivers

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