Tag Archives: creative aging

News from Coventry Court: Essentials of Aging Class

This was the final group project for the Essentials of Aging class at Coventry Court in Tustin, CA. Residents brought in magazine and newspaper clippings that referenced different topics in the Essentials of Aging curriculum discussed over the past 14 weeks. … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: Hand-Crafting for Spring

The San Clemente High School “Visits of Love Club” and AVID members joined Cotton’s Point Senior Apartment Craft Class this week in San Clemente, CA. The intergenerational programming has given the residents the opportunity to build new friendships and participate … Continue reading

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The Valuable Work of Teaching Artists: One Story

At EngAGE, we often talk about the transformative power of the arts. But it’s not just the students who are transformed; sometimes the Teaching Artists have had their own epiphanies. Here’s one example: About 15 years ago, Lucy Rose Fischer’s … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways. Of course, at EngAGE we believe that discovering your creativity through participating in the arts has no … Continue reading

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Plenty to See at “Unseen Forces” Art Show Opening at PacArts

Resident muralist and fine artist, Regina Argentin, opened a solo exhibition entitled “Unseen Forces” at Pacific Avenue Arts Colony in San Pedro, CA,  for First Thursday (May 4th). The reception brought a large crowd that gathered in the gallery to view … Continue reading

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Experience Talks 5/7: Larry Brilliant, MD

Tune in to Experience Talks, our weekly “Radio Magazine for the Experienced Listener,” on  KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 99.5 China Lake, 93.7 N. San Diego, streaming live online and now syndicated on up to 100 … Continue reading

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The Daily Call Sheet: A Plan by MPTF to Address the Loneliness Epidemic

A new Motion Picture & Television Fund initiative has taken up the call to combat loneliness, a condition that they report is at chronic, high levels, doubling to 40 percent over the past 40 years. Their new grassroots plan, called … Continue reading

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News from Burbank Senior Artists Colony: Art Class

Marion, at Burbank Senior Artists Colony (BSAC), stayed after Art Class to continue drawing her vase and flowers. She said, “This is my first time ever and I didn’t know it would come out so good!” And another artist is … Continue reading

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EngAGE Begins Programming at Olivera Senior Apartments in Pomona

EngAGE begins programming on May 1st at Olivera Senior Apartments (an Integrity Housing community) in Pomona, CA, with classes in Lifelong Learning, Creativity, and Health and Wellness.  The Community Garden is on the verge of thriving, and May will bring … Continue reading

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News from NoHo SAC: Reader’s Theatre Performance

The North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony “Readers Theatre” presented a reading of “Letters” on March 30th in the NoHo SAC lounge. The letters were to and from Presidents, Artists, Actors, Writers, and more. The performance was warmly received by an audience … Continue reading

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