Category Archives: Holidays

Holiday Fun: Who Invented Electric Christmas Lights?

Learn who invented Christmas lights in this post from the Library of Congress blog!  

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Holiday Fun: Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, CA

KCET provides the story of “Christmas Tree Lane: The Origins of a Southern California Tradition.” Today, it’s one of the oldest Christmas lighting spectacles in Southern California and draws thousands of visitors during the weeks that the lights are on. They … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Vintage card from the collection of the New York Public Library’s maps division. “The cartographic season’s greetings fall under the umbrella of what they call ‘cartifacts’—ephemera imbued with the essence of maps.” Learn more here. Best wishes from the EngAGE … Continue reading

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News from Metro Chinatown: Winter Holiday Celebration

At The Metro at Chinatown Senior Lofts in Los Angeles, the Winter Holiday Celebration was fantastic! Residents enjoyed a beautiful afternoon eating, dancing, & socializing. The energy in the room was amazing and as you walked into the room you … Continue reading

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Support Us This Holiday Season When You Shop at Amazon

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate … Continue reading

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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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