SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

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CBS at OPICA
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.

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.                        

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. All programs are now virtual until COVID regulations allow us to have services in-person again. 

Virtual Programs

OZ – OPICA on Zoom, is a daily interactive program for older adults. OZ engages seniors with activities including exercise, cultural adventures, cognitive activities, art activities, and musical engagement and performances.

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.
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