Experience Talks 10/2: Meg Newhouse and Jill Ippolito

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EXPERIENCE TALKS 10/2 @ 5 PM PT
MEG NEWHOUSE
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Trauma Informed Yoga Training Announcement
from Jill Weiss Ippolito
Host: DR. CONNIE CORLEY


 

Special Announcement from JILL WEISS IPPOLITO 

Jill experienced the healing power of yoga firsthand.  She became a yoga teacher so she could pass that power along to others who needed it.  In 2011, she founded UpRising Yoga (URY) and began teaching weekly yoga life skills in juvenile detention facilities. URY expanded quickly to bring yoga classes to communities with no access to yoga.  URY now employs many yoga teachers and offers over 40 free yoga classes a month to diverse populations across Southern California. Jill has educated hundreds of yoga instructors, childcare providers, mental health professionals, and educators through her Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings. These trainings have become part of a mandatory curriculum for probation officers who work with incarcerated youth. She has been on the forefront of the effort to change probation culture from punitive to restorative by being a vocal advocate to reform the juvenile justice system. (See announcement below.)

UpRising Yoga’s public yoga classes are held at SBCC Wilmington Tues & Thurs 9-10am, Zelda Davis on Thurs in Hawthorne 10:30a-11:30p, Long Beach Thursday, Carson Tuesday see full schedule at: www.UpRisingYoga.org

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Meg Newhouse

Meg Newhouse

MARGARET L. (MEG) NEWHOUSE, Passion & Purpose LifeCrafting, Weston, MA – Meg is the founder of LPN, a founding member of CEN, and the author of Legacies of the Heart: Living a Life That Matters (2016). She is an independent educator, certified life coach, consultant, presenter and author, specializing in vision and values-based life crafting for the post-midlife “bonus years.”  The current focus of her workshops and writing is legacy. This work has intensified her professional and personal engagement in conscious elderhood/sage-ing, with its potential for transforming our society.

Meg founded and co-led the Life Planning Network, a community of professionals practicing/promoting holistic planning for the second half of life. She also helped plan five Positive Aging Conferences and co-edited Live Smart After 50 (2013). She has enjoyed five “career-lets,” using her PhD in untraditional ways, mostly in academic settings. Meg is a former volunteer community mediator, a long-time committed amateur flutist and yoga practitioner, and a devoted long-distance grandmother of three (almost four).

Learn more at www.passionandpurpose.com and at www.megnewhouse.com.

 

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EngAGE Visits Friendly House in Portland, OR

EngAGE Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Goodhart and Development Manager Robin Hart were in Portland, OR, to meet with staff from Friendly House, a non-profit neighborhood center and social service agency, to discuss our joint programming effort at Cascadian Terrace, EngAGE’s first community in the Portland area. In addition to conducting a two-day introduction to EngAGE programming methods, they toured Cascadian Terrace with Friendly House staff where they made recommendations on the programing schedule, and met some residents and management staff. EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter was at Cascadian Terrace on September 9th to host a launch party with entertainment (see photos from that event here). ~ [Thanks to Robin Hart for providing info and photos of the meeting.]

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Friendly House, a non-profit neighborhood center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon

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Clockwise from left: Nicole Baker-Wagner, EngAGE Resident Service Coordinator; Mya Chamberlin, Director of Services for Seniors & Homeless Families for Friendly House; Nancy Goodhart, EngAGE Chief Administrative Officer; Denise Lafond, Operations Manager and Director of Community Recreation & Education for Friendly House

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Clockwise: Robin Hart, EngAGE Development Manager; Mya and Nicole

 

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Photos from Tim Carpenter at the NCCA Annual Conference: “The Creative Age”

This year’s National Center for Creative Aging annual conference took place in Washington, D.C., on September 22nd through the 27th. THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging is an international convening and idea exchange for the burgeoning field of creative aging. With special emphasis on Age Friendly Cities, Global Brain Health, and Creative Caregiving, the keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations, professional development, and social and networking events will engage, equip, impact, and inspire more than 350 attendees from five continents and the Americas.

On Sunday, September 25th, EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter presented at the Strategic Planning Summit: Building A Framework for Creative Aging Policy at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.

Here are some of the photos from his trip. See more in our Facebook album.

The Summit at the Newseum

The Summit at the Newseum

Jane Chu, Chair of the NEA

Jane Chu, Chair of the NEA

Tim Carpenter, Maria Genne, Anne Basting and Gary Glazner

Tim Carpenter, Maria Genne, Anne Basting and Gary Glazner

Pure joy, two beautiful friends who are pioneers in creative aging showing how it's done at Creative Aging Summit: Maria Genne and Stuart Kandell

Pure joy, two beautiful friends who are pioneers in creative aging showing how it’s done at Creative Aging Summit: Maria Genne and Stuart Kandell

Early morning dance class on the roof of the Newseum with Kairos Alive, Maria Genné and Parker Genne, looking out on the Capitol and the National Mall

Early morning dance class on the roof of the Newseum with Kairos Alive, Maria Genné and Parker Genne, looking out on the Capitol and the National Mall

D.C. street art

D.C. street art

 

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2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on 9/30

national-heritage-fellows-2016The NEA National Heritage Fellowship is our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Each year the National Endowment for the Arts honors a select number of artists for their artistic accomplishments and efforts to share their knowledge with the next generation. The NEA will recognize these artists at an awards ceremony at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

See the list of recipients and learn more here.

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

The concert will feature performances and craft demonstrations by the 2016 Heritage Fellows and will be hosted by cultural heritage advocate Dan Sheehy, recipient of a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. The concert will take place Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.

You can watch the livestream of the event at arts.gov.

In addition, the 2016 National Heritage Fellows will be spotlighted in an episode of public radio’s American Routes the week of Thanksgiving. The episode will feature performances from the concert and interviews with the artists as well as music and conversations with previous recipients of NEA National Heritage Fellowships. For more information, go to americanroutes.org in November 2016.

 

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“Staying Healthy with HIV as You Age” Brochure Now Available

HEALTHTo mark National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, which was on September 18th, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) is offering a new HIV and aging brochure, Staying Healthy with HIV as You Age.  This booklet focuses on how to manage the common situation older people face of trying to manage two or more chronic illnesses successfully.

The National HIV and Aging Awareness Day was launched in 2008 to focus attention on HIV-related issues confronting aging adults. Older adults dominate the USA epidemic. In major metro areas, more than half of all those living with HIV are age 50 and older. HIV-related challenges facing older Americans include lack of knowledge about HIV and stigma that discourages them from seeking HIV testing and care. In older adults, HIV is too often diagnosed late in the course of the infection, leading to shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals and increased risk for other illnesses and poor health outcomes. Learn more at HIV-Age.org.

 

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Worth Repeating: NEA Chairman Jane Chu Visits NoHoSAC

WORTH-REPEATING“Worth Repeating” is a weekly feature on the EngAGE Blog that will bring you previous posts that we think are still timely, interesting, or just plain fun! From 9/25/15:

 


 

NEA Chairman Jane Chu (Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios)

NEA Chairman Jane Chu (Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios)

EngAGE was site-visited on 9/23 at NoHo Senior Arts Colony by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu. Jane is the top-ranking arts administrator in the country. She visited us as part of a tour of a handful of innovative arts programs in Los Angeles. You can get the event details on the NEA’s press release. We are grateful to have program support from the NEA, and we are very proud to have been selected as part of this group for our innovative work in artful aging. 

[Read our original blog post here.]

 

 

 

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Tim Carpenter at NCCA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

ncca-conference-2016This year’s National Center for Creative Aging annual conference will take place in Washington, D.C., on September 22nd through the 27th. THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging is an international convening and idea exchange for the burgeoning field of creative aging. With special emphasis on Age Friendly Cities, Global Brain Health, and Creative Caregiving, the keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations, professional development, and social and networking events will engage, equip, impact, and inspire more than 350 attendees from five continents and the Americas.

On Sunday, September 25th, EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter will be presenting at the Strategic Planning Summit: Building A Framework for Creative Aging Policy at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.

 

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Experience Talks 9/25: Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 @ 5 PM PT

GEOFF ELLIOTT & JULIA RODRIGUEZ-ELLIOT

Host: TIM CARPENTER


elliottsGEOFF ELLIOTT & JULIA RODRIGUEZ-ELLIOTT, Founding Producing Artistic Directors, A Noise Within – Twenty-five years ago, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, both with classical American Conservatory Theatre training, came to Los Angeles, and in the quarter century since have run one of the most successful professional Equity regional theatres – Pasadena’s A Noise Within. This Ovation and LADCC-award-winning company produces a repertoire of classic works and universal stories at their state-of-the-art, 283-seat performing space. In addition to producing outstanding performances of classical theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Listen in as Tim Carpenter talks to Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott about their 25th anniversary of producing world-class theater for our City of Angels.

Currently at A Noise Within:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Now through November 20, 2016
Directed by Geoff Elliott

The Los Angeles Times said Arcadia is a “Critic’s Choice.  A dizzying blend of philosophy, physics, higher mathematics and even higher comedy … with a superb cast … Geoff Elliott’s staging is inspired … the time flies.” Stage Raw’s review noted, “(Rafael) Goldstein’s brilliance, Leah Peihl’s fine costumes and Frederica Nascimento’s scenic design beg to be seen.”

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Susan Angelo (Hannah Jarvis) and Tavis Doucette (Valentine Coverly) Photo by Craig Schwartz

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Rafael Goldstein (Septimus Hodge) and Erika Soto (Thomasina Coverly) Photo by Craig Schwartz

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Richy Storrs (Gus Coverly), Susan Angelo (Hannah Jarvis), Erika Soto (Thomasina Coverly), and Rafael Goldstein (Septimus Hodge) Photo by Craig Schwartz

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News from Pac Arts: “TRIANGLE TRIBE” Art Show Closing Party 10/6

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Triangle Tribe: Artists Courtnee, Miriam and Lynn at their show.

Join us at Pac Arts in San Pedro for the “TRIANGLE TRIBE” Art Show Closing Party on Thursday, October 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m.! (The Exhibit is open through October 28th, but this will be our final opportunity to celebrate at the monthly First Thursday events.)

Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact EngAGE Creative Programs Director Helene Weinberg if you have questions: HeleneEngAGE@gmail.com or call the Engage Office: (562)436-0700. Learn more about the Pacific Avenue Arts Colony here.

The show features three emerging women artists:

Miriam Jackson

Locally emerging artist, Miriam Jackson is a self-taught painter, who depicts landscape, portraiture, still life and abstract subjects. Having shown in Long Beach, DTLA, Highland Park, West Hollywood and more, Jackson has also participated in the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival, and executed murals on 2 utility boxes in San Pedro.

http://jacksonmiriam.daportfolio.com

Courtnee Martinez
Each photograph captured by Courtnee Martinez highlights a brief memorable moment within the broad spectrum of environmental light. Courtnee sees light, shade and shadow flood onto the faces of her friends, home, neighborhoods, places and travels. She shares with us the natural scene of her life and living experiences. Courtnee is native to Southern California and currently resides in Long Beach, CA.

http://courtneejean.com

Lynn Azali
Lynn Azali aims to express her learning of mixing human figure, layers, composition and color through Paint Illustration.  Her work extends beyond private collections of friends and family and onto the walls of buyers attending her showings throughout the Central Coast and Southern California.  Born and raised in San Fernando Valley, California, Lynn studied Architecture at California Polytechnic University, in San Luis Obispo (2000-2005) and Scandinavian Design at Denmark International Study, in Copenhagen (2003-2004). She currently resides in Long Beach, California; and works fulltime as an Architectural Designer.  

https://society6.com/lynnazali

 

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News from Portofino: Wind Chimes

At Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, a dynamic crafts class introduces residents to an array of art techniques and media while encouraging their creative potential. Instructor Matt McMillon notes that the class has grown dramatically since June. The majority speaks Chinese, some speak Spanish, and there are a few English-speaking students, so communication is quite a challenge. But it doesn’t inhibit their creativity, as seen in these beaded wind chimes they worked on!

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~ Alma Wright, Regional Programs Director

EngAGE offers a variety of classes, workshops, and special programs at each of our communities. These posts highlight just a small sample.

 

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