Category Archives: Community Highlights

PacArts Family Arts Colony Art Show: Marlee Donati

PacArts Family Arts Colony in San Pedro opened a new show for October’s First Thursday Arts Walk! Marlee Donati is the featured painter and her large abstracts bring life and color to the gallery. Marlee also teaches painting to the … Continue reading

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NEA Chairman Jane Chu Visits NoHo Senior Arts Colony

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 … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: June – The Making of a Quilt at The Magnolia

Thanks to Site Leader and art teacher Alma Wright at The Magnolia at Highlands for sending these photos and the wonderful stories that were gathered in interviews conducted by Lauren Wright (see her bio below). Keep reading to learn about a group … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: May

Be sure to see our Community Photo Albums post today, too! The very active intergenerational program at The Piedmont connects senior resident volunteers and neighborhood 5th grade students to create art, history and socio-cultural community projects. The current project focuses on potting … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: April

This month we’re featuring gardens and Harambee! Click on any photo to enlarge it. And be sure to see our other post today, “Community Photo Albums.” Spring is in the air and that means gardeners are out in force. Today … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: March

There are many gardens throughout our EngAGE Communities, but today we’ll focus on the one at Portofino Senior Apartments in Pomona. In March, gardening expert Alan Moss from Armstrong Garden Center spoke to the residents on how to best take … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: February

Alma Wright worked with residents at the Magnolia to create “Venetian” masks: “We’ve used all kinds of materials such as acrylic paints, feathers, yarn, sequins, wire and glitter to achieve very different looks for each mask.” Shirley Yu at the … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: January

The weather in Southern California is delightful year-round for gardeners and the results of their hard work are delightful to eat! These photos are from our Piedmont, Portofino, and Vermont communities. Click on any photo to enlarge it. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: December

Each property that EngAGE serves marked the holiday season in a special way. At Burbank Senior Artists Colony, Programs Manager Megan Hocking reports: “Residents ushered in the holiday season with the Hawaiian Holiday Celebration. The stage was decorated with multi colored … Continue reading

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Community Highlights: November

Our residents prepared for Thanksgiving with special crafts, then enjoyed the holiday with a tasty meal and good company. [Subscribers: There are two posts today, so be sure to see both! Click on the title of the post to go to … Continue reading

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