In an effort to assist residents with their food needs, EngAGE has partnered with Food Forward, a nonprofit that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to needy families across Los Angeles. For Casa Bonita residents, the food is from the Brentwood Farmers Market. This food distribution is very much appreciated and enjoyed by Casa Bonita residents.
The biweekly Craft Class taught by Shirley Yu provides an opportunity for residents to express themselves through craft-work. The participating residents consistently enjoy this class. Recently, they created two necklaces and a pair of earrings with gem stones.
A monthly party and birthday celebration with cake and ice cream is always appreciated. Residents enjoyed delicious homemade food, and warm tamales and champurrado provided by EngAGE. They enjoyed the dash for cash raffle and had a great time as they ate, conversed and danced.
In Art Class, beginner and advanced artists learn about different techniques and mediums in art while exploring and discovering their own potential. In December, residents did a winter painting. Instructor Yvonne Ochoa guided them through using different brush strokes, blending different colors to achieve the desired consistency. Participants are very excited about this creative class.
~ Sandra Vargas, 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.