Category Archives: Holidays

Flashback to Halloween Fun

Yes, we know that we’re heading into December, but we couldn’t resist posting an assortment of photos taken at some of the outstanding EngAGE community Halloween parties last month. Residents of all ages enjoyed the fun, games, and lots of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

If you lived in New York in 1909, you might have selected this postcard to send to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. See more on this post from Ephemeral New York. ~ Best wishes for a happy holiday from … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

National Veterans and Military Families Month – November 2017 For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954, as Veterans Day. In this 99th … Continue reading

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News from Burbank Senior Artists Colony: Halloween

Residents had a blast at our big annual Halloween party at our flagship property, Burbank Senior Artists Colony in Burbank, CA! The night began with dinner out on the patio, where they feasted on homemade turkey chili, cornbread, pumpkin pie, … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Lewis Wickes Hine

“Lewis Hine, a New York City schoolteacher and photographer, believed that a picture could tell a powerful story. He felt so strongly about the abuse of children as workers that he quit his teaching job and became an investigative photographer … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

“Writing the Declaration of Independence” ~ Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (August 18, 1863 – March 18, 1930) Thomas Jefferson (right), Benjamin Franklin (left), and John Adams (center) meet at Jefferson’s lodgings, on the corner of Seventh and High (Market) streets … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

The National Council on Aging wrote this blog post about senior loneliness with winter holidays in mind, but noted today that it applies to weekends full of cookouts, too. Good point! And we should remember what Memorial Day is about: … Continue reading

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News from Piedmont: Black History Month

On February 18th, the Piedmont  Senior Apartments in North Hollywood, CA, honored Black History Month with a presentation and potluck. Music was performed and speakers told stories about some of the important historical figures. All this was followed by a … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: Valentine’s Day with Visits of Love

The VOL (Visits of Love ) Club from San Clemente High School brought smiles and love to Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente, CA, in February. The club members brought over 80 handmade Valentines – with chocolate! – to give … 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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