Category Archives: Portofino

News from Portofino: Crochet Class

The popular Crochet Class at Portfino Villas in Pomona, CA, offers residents an opportunity for both creative expression and community building. In addition, knitting and crocheting offer other benefits, including increased emotional well-being through: stress relief improved self esteem sense … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Gardening

The residents of Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, are embracing the warm weather, summer motivation, and community enrichment activities. Look at this lovely garden! ~ Alma Wright, Regional Program Director  

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News from Portofino: Paper Quilling

The residents of Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, have taken on a challenging craft: paper quilling, an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Participants kept their motivation on … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Art Class

The residents of Portofino Villas Senior Apartments in Pomona, CA, come to Art Class motivated to learn and create. Working with newspaper was a challenge initially, but they have built their confidence in art over time. This project culminated successfully … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Chinese New Year Celebration

The residents of Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, recently celebrated the Chinese New Year with a festive presentation of native costumes, dances, and singing. Some residents delighted the attendees with their excellent performances, and a professional group was brought to the … Continue reading

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News from Portofino, Casa Bonita, San Antonio Gardens, and Metro Chinatown: Thanksgiving and Harvest Celebrations

Before we get too far away from the November celebrations: At Portofino in Pomona, residents enjoyed celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday with a community potluck, dancing and fun. Participation was at an all time high in November with 65 attendees. There is a lot … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Art Class

At Portofino Villas in Pomona, Art with Matt is a dynamic class introducing residents to an array of art techniques and media while encouraging their own creative potential. Projects: Exploring watercolor and mixed media. Chinese Sumi Ink Painting and collage. Monoprinting: … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Printmaking

At Portofino Villas in Pomona, Art with Matt is a dynamic class that introduces residents to an array of art techniques and media while encouraging their own creativity potential. Projects: Printmaking- Creating Editions Linoleum Cutting and Block Printing Rubber Cut Process Creating … Continue reading

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Community News: Celebrating Together

One great advantage to living in an EngAGE community is the opportunity for shared celebrations. Whether it’s a holiday or a birthday, enjoying the company of friends makes the occasion special.      

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