Category Archives: Portofino

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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Portofino: Senior Olympics Victories

Instructor Shirley Yu reports on the EngAGE Senior Olympics t-shirt decorating project: “They made animal patterns using markers, and their t-shirts turned out beautiful!” RPD Alma Wright reports on Portofino’s participation in the EngAGE Senior Olympics: “All the preparations and … Continue reading

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Portofino: Pillowcase Dresses for Africa

Making handcrafts of all kinds inspires creativity and gives residents an opportunity to socialize across cultural boundaries.  The Arts and Crafts class recently completed their pillowcase dresses for Africa. Instructor Shirley Yu: “Our pillowcase dresses for Little Dresses for Africa … Continue reading

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Community News: Portofino Villas Senior Apartments

Tea Ceremony [A follow-up to our post on April 21.] Ten returning residents at Portofino Villas participated in the completion of a project with the Pomona-based American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA): building personalized, ceremonial tea bowls. Pomona-based American Museum of … Continue reading

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