News from ACE/121: Grand Opening and Resident Art Exhibit

Please join us for the ACE/121 GRAND OPENING and RESIDENT ART EXHIBIT!

Opening Reception and Performances
CIVITAS Community Creators
6:00 – 9:00 PM

CIVITAS is the inaugural exhibit of ACE/121, an arts-focused affordable housing project and gallery. CIVITAS is the Latin word for “community” and the exhibit explores a deeper definition of the word through art. This group exhibit of 40 artworks represents the talents of over 20 residents, both professional and emerging artists, exploring multiple media, who have come together as community creators.

On View: May 25 – September 4, 2017

121 N Kenwood
Glendale, CA 91026

Gallery entrance off Louise at back of building.
Parking in YMCA lot.

For more information email


This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



California Arts Council




The Eisner Foundation




California Community Foundation





~ Marshall Ayers, Program Director


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News from Coventry Court: Easel Donation

Residents who take instructor Nicole Galardo’s Paint & Sip art class at Coventry Court in Tustin, CA were delighted to discover that the community has received a donation of 50 hand-made wooden collapsible easels from Allan White of AH White Construction Management. The students report that they are really great easels and they love to paint on them. Just look at their enthusiasm — and their wonderful art! Thank you, Allan White.

~ Meloney Morse, Regional Program Director


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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. Anna, Barbara, and Gene assembled a collage board with many different pictures, words, and quotes that spoke to them. Looks like a learning experience that was also lots of fun!

~ Meloney Morse, Regional Program Director


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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 in innovative events. The students enjoy sharing stories, helping with the classes, and giving back to their community.

~ Jennifer Fallon, Regional Program Director

This intergenerational project is supported, in part, by the Eisner Foundation.



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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 husband had a heart attack. Fortunately, he recovered, but the experience caused both of them to rethink how they wanted to spend their time. Lucy had already had a career as a gerontologist for 25 years, doing research on aging. She decided, “I wanted to spend the rest of my life really focusing on art. So I began my career as an artist. I was 60 years old. I didn’t see this as retirement. I saw it as a new career.” Read more here about her second career as a Teaching Artist.


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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 age limit at all!

Learn more in this Wall Street Journal article.

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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 the enchanting artwork, meet the artist, and enjoy libations. An Arts Walk tour group enjoyed a tour of the building and several guests participated in a raffle of one of Regina’s pieces with proceeds to benefit a local dog rescue agency.

Artist Regina Argentin

3 beautiful pieces by Regina

Gallery gathering.

Crowd in gallery.

Regina, friend, and sister

Liana and Alex

Raffle art for dog rescue.

~ Helene Weinberg, Program Director

This art exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.




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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 Pacifica Network stations! Experience Talks is produced by EngAGE, Inc.


Miss the show? You can always hear it as a podcast on the Listen Page of our website! You’ll also find an archive-in-progress of all of our previous shows there for you to enjoy. New shows are usually posted within 48 hours after broadcast.


MAY 7, 2017

LARRY BRILLIANT is a physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google’s philanthropic arm,

Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start-ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the “Skoll Global Threats Fund” established by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll (Skoll Foundation).

Dr. Brilliant is co-founder of the Seva Foundation which partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight. Seva programs have helped nearly 4 million people to see again. In just the past year, Seva’s Sight Program has provided one million people with vital eye care services worldwide.


Dr. Brilliant is the author of Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. The book details the past fifty year’s of his life’s journey across continents which resulted in his direct involvement in some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: the eradication of smallpox in India, curing blindness in over 4 million people, introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, launching Google’s philanthropic enterprises, and much more.




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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 The Daily Call Sheet, links volunteers with industry veterans in need, offering a few phone calls a week for the young, old, disabled, or isolated. “Volunteers can guide a new friend toward events or services in their neighborhood that might fit their needs and interests. They are trained to listen for clues as to whether someone has run out of medicine or might not be eating right, and ensure that potential problems are dealt with.”

Click here to listen to an Experience Talks show that includes host Dr. Connie Corley’s interview about The Daily Call Sheet with geriatrician Dr. Scott Kaiser, MPTF’s chief innovation officer.

And click here to read EngAGE CEO/Founder Tim Carpenter’s recent article, “A Cure for Senior Loneliness Is Within Our Reach,” which explains how the EngAGE model makes a significant difference in the lives of older people.

MPTF was created in 1921 by Hollywood’s earliest entertainment luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, who realized the need for reaching out to those in the entertainment industry who fell upon hard times. Today it remains at the core of the entertainment industry as a comprehensive service organization for more than 150,000 people each year.


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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 born!

~Nancy Goodhart, EngAGE C.A.O.


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