Category Archives: Holidays

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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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 Cotton’s Point: New Year Brunch

Residents of Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente started the New Year with an EngAGE brunch, sharing their New Year’s resolutions, eating homemade egg casserole, muffins, and fruit. They are looking forward to another year participating in EngAGE activities! … Continue reading

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News from Long Beach Senior Arts Colony: Holiday Show

The stage was adorned with a festive holiday tree and fifty residents gathered to enjoy the annual Holiday Show at LBSAC. “LOVE is the best Decoration” was written and produced by resident Dr. Gwendolyn Philips-Coates with musical direction by professional … Continue reading

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News from La Coruña: Holiday Singalong Party

The residents of La Coruña Senior Apartments in Van Nuys, CA, have been coming to the Holiday Singalong Party for 3 years. Louahn Lowe on piano and Theo Stevens on sax provide the entertainment of mixed secular and non-secular songs. … Continue reading

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