Category Archives: FYI

Reinventing Yourself: Marc Freedman of Encore.Org Knows How

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of, and friend of EngAGE, has literally written the book on reinventing yourself: The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers … Continue reading

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Presidents Day: Become a Citizen Archivist for the National Archives

There are millions of digitized pages of records in the catalog of the National Archives, all freely available to the public. Transcription is an important way for them to improve search results and increase accessibility to those historical records. You can help make … Continue reading

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Senior Hunger and the National Council on Aging SNAP Fact Sheet

Over 4 million low-income adults over age 60 rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stay healthy and make ends meet. On average, they receive $108 per month to help put food on the table. Click here to … Continue reading

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Seniors in Encinitas, CA, Retirement Home Walk in Solidarity with Women’s March

On January 21st, approximately 50 seniors at Seacrest Village Retirement Center marched around their retirement home, the same day hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country in support of women’s rights.  Alice Morawetz, the 88-year-old … Continue reading

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2016 Wrap-Up + Thank You to Our Donors

EngAGE had an expansive year in 2016. We now serve 32 communities in Southern California, and we added our first communities in Portland, OR, as well as in Minneapolis, MN. We opened ACE/121, an exciting new family arts community in … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Congressman John Lewis

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an exceptional holiday; it’s celebrated as a day of service. If you search Google, you’ll find a tremendous number of activities that are scheduled across the country to honor Dr. King’s memory. We thought … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating for the Holidays: Arroyo Seco Parkway, First Freeway in Urban Western States, Dedicated – 1940

“Worth Repeating for the Holidays” brings you holiday posts that we think are still timely, interesting, or just plain fun! From 12/30/12: The Arroyo Seco Parkway, also known as the Pasadena Freeway (State Route 110), was dedicated on December 30, … Continue reading

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Journalist Matt Perry Expands “Aging with Dignity” Coverage

From EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter: One of the few reporters in the nation devoted to aging issues, for the past five years Matt Perry has celebrated the successful people and programs in aging — including EngAGE — … Continue reading

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Student Mirta Harris Shares Her Experience at EngAGE

Mirta Harris was our first GAIN applicant, through a Cal State LA program called EPIC (Educational Participation in the Communities) which creates opportunities for university students to implement classroom theory in real life situations. The GAIN program provides employment-related services to CalWORKs participants to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Marc Freedman and our friends at on the launch of their new campaign that brings older and younger people together to make life better for all generations. From the Generation to Generation website: Building on innovative nationwide partnerships, Generation … Continue reading

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