Sneak Preview Video Clips from GIVE TV Show

Sneak preview video clips below!

EngAGE is proud to be featured on the television series, Give, part of NBCUniversal’s The More You Know weekend programming.

 

In Los Angeles, our segment is scheduled to air on Sunday, November 19th, at 9:30 a.m. Please check your local listings for day and time in your area! You’ll see Joely Fisher and Connie Stevens stop by EngAGE to learn how the organization provides life-enhancing intergenerational programs supported by our generous partner, the Eisner Foundation!

Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features esteemed actor Blair Underwood and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film and television, music, sports, or business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors visits two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world.

The More You Know is NBCUniversal’s long-standing cross-company public service initiative focused on education, diversity, health, civic engagement and the environment. For more than 25 years, The More You Know has addressed the nation’s most pressing social issues and remains a trusted voice for sharing knowledge to improve lives.

The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities.

 

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EngAGE Featured on NBC’s GIVE TV Series

EngAGE is proud to be featured on the television series, Give, part of NBCUniversal’s The More You Know weekend programming. In Los Angeles, our segment is scheduled to air on Sunday, November 19th, at 9:30 a.m. Please check your local listings for day and time in your area! You’ll see Joely Fisher and Connie Stevens stop by EngAGE to learn how the organization provides life-enhancing intergenerational programs supported by our generous partner, the Eisner Foundation!

Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features esteemed actor Blair Underwood and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film and television, music, sports, or business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors visits two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world.

The More You Know is NBCUniversal’s long-standing cross-company public service initiative focused on education, diversity, health, civic engagement and the environment. For more than 25 years, The More You Know has addressed the nation’s most pressing social issues and remains a trusted voice for sharing knowledge to improve lives.

The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities.

 

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Tim Carpenter at Courage to Lead Program

EngAGE CEO/Founder Tim Carpenter checked in from La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center in Santa Barbara, CA, last week: “I am excited to have started the Courage to Lead Retreat Series with 27 other social sector leaders. Looking forward to the yearlong program.”

Early morning hike with new and old friends and colleagues at Courage to Lead retreat series.

The Courage to Lead® program is designed to provide a nurturing environment for nonprofit executive leaders through the development of a trusted peer group for mutual support and inspiration. Run by Leading From Within and developed by Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D. and the Center for Courage & Renewal, the Courage to Lead retreat series model focuses neither on technique, nor on society’s needs, but on renewing the inner lives of leaders. ~ [Click on any of the gallery photos below to enlarge them.]

Tim commented on the photos below: “CommonBond intergenerational improv culminating event, amazing evening. Dudley Riggs in the house.”

 

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News from Pac Arts: Photos from “Four Sight” Reception

San Pedro, CA, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK on November 2nd, and Pacific Avenue Arts Colony held an Opening Reception for “FOUR SIGHT” at the Pac Arts Gallery. Four female artists exhibited their work: Monica Belni, Pati Monge, Lisa Mosely and Gloria Sanchez. The gallery was bustling with residents and visitors who enjoyed the eclectic artwork, and the exhibit also included a special gallery wall featuring the artwork of the young student artists. Resident musicians Daniel and Tabby entertained and everyone enjoyed mingling, dancing, and munching on refreshments. “FOUR SIGHT” will run through January, 2018. Pac Arts is at 303 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA.

~ Helene Weingberg, Program Director

 

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EngAGE Classes Help Residents with Tech Challenges

In an article entitled, “Technology Is Not Friendly to the Elderly,” writer Janice Broughton, MD, opines the difficulties older people face when they’re introduced to high tech devices: “Computers, at their best, make our worlds larger and extend the capacity of our minds. This is just what we need as we get older. But computers, with their infernal passwords and vulnerabilities to security breaches, their little bitty buttons and sometimes tiny screens, their failing wireless modems and misleading advertising, are making the old feel older.”

To deal with the varied challenges that technology poses (and not just to older people!), residents at many of our communities get the benefit of access to computers and Tech Classes that help with learning how to use them, as well as other devices like tablets and smart phones.

Metro Hollywood

Magnoia@9th

Metro Compton

Magnolia@9th

 

 

 

 

 

Olivera

~ Photos: Regional Program Directors Meloney Morse, Sandra Vargas, and Alma Wright

 

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News from Pacific Avenue Arts Colony: Growing Together

What better way to bring generations together than with a community garden?

Learning to grow, and learning to grow together, starts with a seed of sharing.

Master Gardener, Elizabeth Sala came to Pac Arts in San Pedro, CA, to share her expertise on best gardening practices. Three generations were represented at this meet up in October, including Frank, who just celebrated his 70th birthday; Trayson, who is a high school student; and Barbara who is somewhere in the middle.  The meet up group learned how to nurture the soil for specific plants, how to cut back growth, and when to plant and harvest.

~ Helene Weinberg, Program Director

 

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Veterans Day

National Veterans and Military Families Month – November 2017

For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954, as Veterans Day. In this 99th year of commemoration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening that tradition of observance and appreciation to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November.

Click here to see a selection of events happening in the Los Angeles area.

 

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Experience Talks 11/12: “Legacy: A Celebration of Senior Artists”

Tune in to Experience Talks, our weekly “Radio Magazine for the Experienced Listener,” on Sundays at 5:00 PM PT on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 99.5 China Lake, 93.7 N. San Diego, streaming live online, and now syndicated on up to 100 Pacifica Network stations! Experience Talks is produced by the non-profit EngAGE, Inc.

 

Miss the show? You can always hear it as a podcast on the Listen Page of our website! You’ll also find an archive-in-progress of all of our previous shows there for you to enjoy. New shows are usually posted within 48 hours after broadcast.

 


SUNDAY 11/12 @ 5:30 PM PT (NEW TIME!)
DENISE LIKAR
SLATER BARRON
ETHEL GROSS
Host: CYNTHIA FRIEDLOB


EngAGE is proud to present a free pubic art exhibition:

“LEGACY: A CELEBRATION OF SENIOR ARTISTS”
Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in Long Beach, CA

Show dates: Nov. 17th to 30th

Sponsored by SCAN HEALTH PLAN, this special event celebrates the 40th anniversary of SCAN and the 5th anniversary of LBSAC. The unique show will feature 20 established and emerging senior artists from the local community.

Opening reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 5 – 8 p.m.

Please register at this link  — it’s free! More info below.


DENISE LIKAR is the Vice President for Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN Community service, where she has responsibility for all non-health plan home and community-based programs. This includes oversight of SCAN’s grant program and extensive volunteer efforts. Over her 15-year tenure with SCAN, Denise has led her management team and staff in providing quality care management and supportive services, including the largest Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) in California, as well as other county contract programs. She has also overseen the growth of the organization’s resource and referral line, providing support for seniors and their caregivers who need assistance to remain safely in their homes. In addition, she oversees the organization’s health and wellness education efforts, Volunteer Action for Aging and Community Giving. Denise received her Masters in Social Work from the USC and her BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. More here.


SLATER BARRON is a prolific artist who works from a conceptual foundation, trying to use the media that best fits the idea. Recycled materials are often her media of choice. She likes to make objects, usually trying to do things she may not be able to pull off. The process of problem solving becomes obsessive and joyful. While attaining her M.F.A. at California State University, Long Beach, and Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine, she had the privilege of studying with art notables John Paul Jones and William Wegman. Now Slater is internationally known for making art using dryer lint as her medium. She is inspired by her surroundings and those she holds dear, as well as many social causes she feels strongly about. Visit her website.


ETHEL GROSS is an artist and resident at Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. All potential EngAGE arts colony residents must declare what their art is on their rental applications. When applying to move into LBSAC, Ethel stated that her art was singing because she sang in the Sweet Adeline’s chorus for many years. It wasn’t until taking the art classes offered at LBSAC that she discovered that she also has a knack for painting. Her favorite pieces are the chairs she has painted. One, in particular, is called “Starry Night,” and is a rendering reminiscent of the famous work by Van Gogh. In addition to making art and taking art classes at a LBSAC, Ethel is also an avid gardener and is a founding member of the community’s garden club. She also takes classes there in yoga, Tai Chi, needle crafts, and ceramics. Ethel has plenty of inspiration for her creative efforts. Starting in the 1980’s she was part-owner of a travel agency for 20 years, which allowed her to travel the world, everywhere except South America. Ethel appeared as a featured artist in a wonderful video about EngAGE artists entitled, A Dose of Creativity, produced by our generous partner, Aroha Philanthropies.


 

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Would You Like to Work for EngAGE?

 

Would you like to work for EngAGE?

We have JOB OPPORTUNITIES in Northern California at two communities that we are now serving in  Morgan Hill and Hayward.

 

(1) Independent Contractors / Teachers to provide classes/workshops in the arts, health and wellness, and education. All kinds of art, dance, writing, choir,  exercise/yoga, ESL, and technology are possibilities.
(2) Program Directors and supporting staff for both locations. These are part time positions of 8 -12 hrs/weekly. Great opportunity for someone with artistic talent and administrative skills.

Please reply to GetEngaged@engagedaging.org by November 22nd!

 

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News from Burbank Senior Artists Colony: Halloween

Residents had a blast at our big annual Halloween party at our flagship property, Burbank Senior Artists Colony in Burbank, CA! The night began with dinner out on the patio, where they feasted on homemade turkey chili, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and lots of treats. After dinner, the party continued as they listened, danced, and sang along while the fabulous Beautunes band played the familiar hits of the Beatles. It was a lovely evening and another successful Halloween party for enthusiastic BSAC residents.  [Click on each photo to enlarge it.]

~ Megan Hocking, Program Director

 

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