Category Archives: Hand-Crafting

News from San Antonio Gardens: Hand-Crafting

At San Antonio Gardens Senior Apartments in Norwalk, CA, Crafts Class instructor Yuri Ramos and Jewelry Class instructor Sandra Vargas offer residents the opportunity for creative expression as well as community building and conversation across languages. And residents are delighted with what … Continue reading

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Cotton’s Point: Hand-Crafting

At Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente, Crafts Class provides an opportunity for residents to explore their creativity through various mediums. Residents enjoy spending time creating artwork, and this class allows them to work at their own pace, relax, … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: Mural Making

Artists Julie Dickey and Sandy Stevens are founders of “The Passionate HeARTs” in San Clemente. They offer classes and workshops with the goal of helping people rediscover or find their lost “voices” and embrace the ability to express themselves through art. Recently, they … Continue reading

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News from Long Beach Senior Arts Colony: Jewelry

LBSAC residents enjoy a beading and jewelry-making class that teaches the art of making wearable art. Instructor Toni Byrd reports: This month was very productive. The students have created beautiful and unique jewelry with beads, seashells and fruit seeds to create wire … Continue reading

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News from Metro Compton: Making Jewelry

Jewelry Class is led by a Metro Compton resident.  Patricia loves to make jewelry in her spare time and decided to share her talent with her community. Recently, class members each created a bracelet and a pair of earrings using … Continue reading

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News from Metro Compton: Handcrafts Celebrate Spring

Making crafts of all kinds inspires creativity and gives residents an opportunity to socialize across cultural boundaries.  Recently, residents enjoyed creating decorations that celebrate spring. Charming to give or keep! ~ Sandra Vargas, Regional Programs Director EngAGE offers a variety of … Continue reading

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News from Metro Chinatown: Art and Hand-crafting

Art and hand-crafting classes provide an opportunity for residents to explore their creativity through various mediums. Recently, Art Instructor Fabian Debora introduced the technique of using ink. Residents enjoyed and were amazed by the medium’s fluidity. Fabian describes the communication and relationship … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Town Halls: Cultural Equity & Inclusion Initiative

The first of 12 Town Halls for LA County’s Cultural Equity & Inclusion Initiative takes place on May 2nd in Torrance at 7 pm. Members of the general public are invited to join the conversation and share their comments, ideas and … Continue reading

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EngAGE Featured in New York Times: “Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging”

  We’re pleased to be featured in “Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging,” an article by Jane E. Brody, who writes about health and aging for the New York Times.    

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Metro Compton News

Program Assistant Laura Martos does double-duty at Metro Compton Senior Apartments in Los Angeles where she also facilitates these classes. Computer Literacy: Residents meet in a group setting, or one on one, to learn basic computer skills and receive Internet … Continue reading

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