Studio City, CA — As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Los Angeles performed more than 50 hours of repair and maintenance jobs on Monday, September 10, all without a collecting a single penny. The local Mr. Handyman franchise, owned and operated by Ted Tenenbaum, donated the repair service to ONEgeneration, a Van Nuys-based group that provides care for seniors, children and at-risk youth. Programs
includes Adult Day Care, Child Care, Homebound meal delivery to frail seniors, congregate meal sites for seniors, medical transportation, teen parenting and teen pregnancy prevention classes, at-risk youth art programs.
Throughout the day, the business – which serves Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Valley – had six people working on projects such as installing a commercial ice machine, repairing a walkway, building new fences and gates for the daycare, repairing walls, storage sheds, cabinets and other areas at the center, located at 17400 Victory Boulevard. All the repairs will help ONEgeneration better serve the community. This project is an example of a national effort through Mr. Handyman, where technicians from coast to coast reach out to a special local charity, organization, or individual in need to offer their services in fixing up living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else that comes to mind. “We are thrilled to be working with ONEgeneration as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Tenenbaum.
“We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of a national operation to help those in need.” The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a way to encourage Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary. The day is part of President Obama’s request to renew America through volunteerism. Mr. Tenenbaum spearheaded the efforts to bring this event to Mr. Handyman on a national level. This marks the fourth consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating a combined 2,400 hours of labor to groups in need over the past three years. “Our brand is made up of local entrepreneurs who thrive in their communities, and there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than on this day,” said Alex Roberts, President of Mr. Handyman. “During this time, it’s important to show the country what we’re capable of – honoring the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes past and present.”
Governor Signs Feuer Legislation Protecting Seniors From Losing Life Insurance Benefits Sacramento , CA — The Governor has signed AB 1747 by Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles). The measure, which passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support, would provide several safeguards to help ensure that consumers’ life insurance policies do not lapse accidentally. Under existing law, individuals can easily lose the critical protection of life insurance if a single premium is accidentally missed, even if they have been paying premiums on time for many years. “This measure provides common-sense protections for consumers, and for seniors especially, helps ensure that they do not lose their life insurance policies,” said Feuer. “I’m pleased the Governor signed this important new law.” AB 1747 requires that a “pending lapse notice” be sent to the policy owner within 30 days of nonpayment, to provide a much-needed warning that the bill has not been paid. The new law will also require that insurers allow a policy owner to name one or more designees to receive a copy of the pending lapse notice, so that if the policy owner does not realize the bill has gone unpaid (or is unable to respond, perhaps due to hospitalization or incapacitation), a trusted relative or friend can do so. Finally, it codifies and extends the grace period from 30 to 60 days to ensure that a policy owner or his or her designee has sufficient time to pay the premiums. AB 1747 will go into effect on January 1, 2013.