Category Archives: Cooking/Gardening

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 Andalucia and La Coruña: Cooking Class

At Andalucia Senior Apartments in Panorama City and La Coruña Senior Apartments in Van Nuys, CA, the Cooking Class is held once a month and both properties attend together, switching locations month to month. Anne Apra, a professional caterer and their teacher, … Continue reading

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News from PacArts: Green Thumbs in the Garden

What could be better than playing in your garden box on a beautiful Saturday morning?  That’s just what a few of the resident artists at Pacific Avenue Arts Colony in San Pedro did with the guidance of Master Gardener, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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News from Olivera Senior Apartments: Planting the Garden

At Olivera Senior Apartment in Pomona, CA, residents began planting in their garden plots last Friday, and they are already excited to start harvesting! The garden is brand new, and all tools and supplies are provided by EngAGE and FPI Management. … Continue reading

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News from Long Beach Senior Arts Colony: Urban Gardeners

Uma Nicole, Native Angeleno, Certified Master Gardener, Yoga & Meditation Instructor and philanthropist, is dedicated to improving society by creating opportunities that foster stronger cross-cultural and inter-generational connections.  She is pretty handy with power tools, as well as kitchen appliances, … Continue reading

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News from Tavarua: Master Gardener Visits

Master Gardener Caran Greenwald, from the Master Gardener Association of San Diego County recently visited Tavarua Senior Apartment’s courtyard in Carlsbad, CA. Residents enjoyed her presentation of “Vegetable Garden 101.” The presentation got more exciting when it moved outside, and … Continue reading

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News from Cascadian Terrace: Art + Cooking

Cascadian Terrace in Portland, OR, closed out the year with an unusual and creative six-week Duct Tape Art Class led by Teaching Artist Mona Superhero. Great fun! Residents were enthusiastic about the Cascadian Terrace Iron Chef Competition led by Friendly House! … 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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EngAGE Receives Bank of America Charitable Foundation 2016 Basic Needs Grant

EngAGE would like to thank the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its generous $10,000 Basic Needs Grant which we will use for our multi-faceted EngAGE in Wellness program.  The EngAGE in Wellness program provides onsite delivery of several tons … Continue reading

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News from Tavarua: Gardening

At Tavarua in Carlsbad, CA, Community Gardening promotes nutrition, community building, and overall well being. With high interest and demand, Program Assistant Tracy Freeburg has reached out to Armstrong Nurseries for gardening tips and education, including a guest speaker, at … Continue reading

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