About Us

Who are we?

EngAGE transforms aging and the way people think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness, and creativity.

How do we achieve our goals?

We take a whole-person approach to creative and healthy aging by providing college-level arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building, and inter-generational programs to older adults.

Additionally, EngAGE produces a weekly one-half hour radio show, “Experience Talks,” to shine a light on the value of experience in society and change the way people think about aging. “Experience Talks” airs for 250,000 listeners on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM in North San Diego, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest, and streams live on the web at www.kpfk.org. It is also syndicated on up to 100 radio stations nationally in the Pacifica Network. Previous shows are archived on the show’s website at www.experiencetalks.org.

Our Mission

It is our vision to make aging a beginning. By providing life-enhancing programs to low- and moderate-income seniors living in affordable apartment communities, they will be given the opportunity to continue to grow intellectually, creatively and emotionally. Programming will focus on the combination of mind, body, and spirit to promote active engagement and independent living, and to provide seniors with a purpose.

Program Goals and Objectives

Successful Aging:

* Develop and sustain active engagement
* Improve physical and mental health
* Promote sense of purpose and meaning in life
* Promote positive attitude and self-efficacy

Healthy Communities:

* Create safe environments in which seniors can live and grow
* Develop and maintain social support networks and relationships
* Make senior apartment communities part of a healthier surrounding community (schools, businesses, government, etc.)
* Improve occupancy, turnover, costs, and design for owners


* Increase awareness of EngAGE programs
* Increase awareness of opportunities in community
* Increase senior awareness of their own abilities, dreams, goals, and purpose
* Increase societal acceptance and awareness of seniors and their worth

Click Here to Meet the EngAGE Team

Blog Administrator: Cynthia Friedlob

6 Responses to About Us

  1. I am so happy to find your site. We share a passion for re-framing aging and helping people live with vitality and purpose for their full lifespan. I am a board member of the International Council on Active Aging who will be launching a Re-Framing Aging campaign on March 9th. I would love an opportunity to chat with you. Please contact me. Kind Regards, Kay

  2. Dana Arena says:

    Still Cycling at 103


    I thought you’d be interested to read and share with your readers an
    inspirational Guideposts story about Octavio Orduño, the oldest
    cyclist in the nation.
    At 103 Orduño is a perfect model for healthy, active living.


    When asked about his cycling Orduño says,
    “It keeps me going, and it’s better than sitting in the den all day
    watching cars go by.”

    Hope you’ll enjoy the article and that you’ll share the link with your readers.

    Dana Arena (on behalf of Guideposts)

  3. admin says:

    Thanks for the link, Dana! Mr. Orduño deserves mention in a post. ~ Cynthia

  4. Danzo Chang says:

    Hi, I am a reporter from Sing Tao Daily, one of the Chinese Media in Southern California.
    Our company is doing a project right now, which is looking for any Female Senior who is 100 years old or older, and we want to send a gift to them.
    I wonder if I can get help from this community to spread out this information.
    And anyone who is interested, can contact us.
    The following is my information:
    Danzo Chang
    Cell: 626-646-9859
    E-Mail: Danzochang@singtaola.com

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