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Find your freedom with us: Apply now to NoHo Senior Arts Colony!

January 22nd, 2021

When there’s nothing to slow you down, life is good. NoHo Senior Arts Colony was created to give active and independent seniors like you a liberating lifestyle and place to home call. This is not ordinary apartment life. Here, you’ll enjoy a creative atmosphere with like-minded folks. You’ll have your choice of gorgeous residences with modern finishes and features as well as comprehensive amenities. We’ll take care of all the repairs and maintenance of your residence. That’s right. No more tiresome and time-consuming chores that are tied to homeownership. Here. You’re carefree.  Unique to our community is the EnAGE program with free classes in a wide variety of subjects and interests. This is not only a place to live but a place to live better than ever. Apply now for our gorgeous senior apartments for rent in North Hollywood, CA.

 

Slow good: Slow cooker recipes

January 21st, 2021

Make meal prep super easy by busting out the slow cooker! It’s perfect for warm and delicious dishes perfectly paired with cool winter nights. This is comfort food at its absolute finest. And the aroma of yummy food slow cooking is so darn good. So hard to deny and even more fun to dig in. Extra creamy mac & cheese, savory soups, meaty stews, juicy meatballs, spicy chili, country-style mashed potatoes, slow cooker tangy ribs, refried beans, pulled pork, and many, many more recipes are here for you! Check out Food52, Skinny Taste, Delish, Food Network, and Country Living.

Remember his dream: Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 18th, 2021

His words are incredibly relevant even several decades later. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paved the way for so many others to continue to ensure equality for everyone. January 18th is MLK Day. His civil rights legacy and famous I Have A Dream speech are important reminders of how much work still needs to be done. Have a listen to his great words once again to remember the profound inspiration. To read the speech, go here. To learn more about Martin Luther King, click here to go to the official website for The King Center.

Classic children’s books that never go out of style

January 14th, 2021

One of the best aspects of being a new grandparent is rediscovering all the joyful things you shared with your own children when they were little ones. Books are long-lasting treasures. They set the stage for a wonderful love of reading for a child’s entire life. Some of our favorites are the Dr. Seuss series, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, and the list goes on and on. Check out TIME’s 100 best children’s books. Another good habit to share with your grandkids is to support local and independent bookstores. They can order you any book you want and you’ll be supporting a local business that’s so important to our culture and understanding.

A compliment goes a long way

January 10th, 2021

One of the best things we can do for one another is completely free, easy, and fun. Paying someone a genuine compliment makes you feel good and they feel good. It’s a win-win! It shows respect, appreciation, kindness, and inclusion. Whether it’s a compliment paid to your neighbor, your loved ones, your coworkers, or a stranger, everyone no matter what age appreciates this simple boost. A simple text, email, or during a phone call, or when you’re out and about, compliments do wonders for people. It’s important to give yourself compliments too. Acknowledging good things about ourselves is important for wellbeing and self-esteem. Learn how compliments affect the brain.

New year, New goals: Exercise tips

January 5th, 2021

Of course, every new year brings a renewed focus on health. Sometimes it can seem tough. There’s a lot of emphasis on fitness. But being healthy means a lot of things.  The good news is you can work on a few things or just one aspect of your health to make better health more achievable. Many people make the mistake of trying to do everything including a severe diet or rigorous fitness regime. And those things are hard to maintain. Finding a few simple things to do that are easier will help you work consistently towards a healthier you. For instance, establishing better sleep habits, portion control, eating more organic foods, basic stretching, etc. can go a long way over time to feeling your best self. Here’s a helpful and healthful guide that goes into more detail about exercise and fitness for seniors. Always check with your doctor before embarking on exercise or dietary changes. Here’s to a healthy and strong 2021!

Inspiration from NETFLIX’s The Crown

January 3rd, 2021

Inspiration is everywhere— especially on TV. The Crown is still as popular as ever as season 4 is already upon us. This popular, dramatic series based on the Royals in England offers specific inspiration to us across the pond in America. Here are some fun facts about The Crown. Queen Elizabeth has always loved Corgi dogs. These adorable pups are known for their happy demeanor, shorts legs, and herding history. Another British tradition is, of course, afternoon tea and biscuits. It goes all the way back to the 1600s. It’s an everyday, cannot miss tradition. So take a pause and enjoy a fresh hot cup of tea. You can find the proper tea making supplies as well as a wide variety of teas online. Cheers!

Snap to it: A picture a day

January 1st, 2021

It’s tremendous how 1 simple thing a day can add up to something very substantial. Pictures are so important. Being observant is also a good way to stay in the present moment. An idea to start the year off creatively is to take 1 picture with your cell phone a day for a photo journal. It could be in your home, in your community, or when you’re the passenger in a car. Life is about details. Capture some of those details by taking pictures. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take wonderful and meaningful photos. At the end of the year, you can take your favorites are create a photo journal for yourself, or get it printed as a gift for your loved ones. How YOU see the world matters.

Start 2021 off right at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

December 30th, 2020

Looking for a fresh start? NoHo Senior Arts Colony offers independent seniors a thriving apartment community with an artsy side. You don’t have to be an artist to live here, but we think you’ll enjoy the ongoing inspiration and creative atmosphere. Experience a carefree lifestyle in beautiful and spacious residences full of designer finishes and impressive details. Unique to our community is the EngAge program which offers free classes on a wide variety of subjects you’ll love. Enjoy subjects you love and easily find new subjects that spark your interest. We’ve also got bountiful amenities which include a modern fitness center, pool, on-site performing arts theatre, large art studio, computer room, and so much more. Apply now to begin an inspired life with us in 2021 in North Hollywood!

Snuggle in with Meg: New Year’s Eve Movies

December 28th, 2020

Meg Ryan has been a national treasure since she began acting. She has that warm and appealing. Girl next door personality that comes through in all her roles. If you’re looking for some movies watch and unwind this holiday season, look no further than Meg Ryan’s work! Some of our favorites at NoHo Senior Arts Colony include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, French Kiss, and Inner Space. There are also wonderful new year’s eve movies we suggest that include RENT, While You Were Sleeping, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Apartment, Ocean’s 11, and About Time. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a wonderful and safe New Year! We’re glad we’re here to create new memories together.

Thirsty? Non-caffeinated holiday sips

December 24th, 2020

Enjoying the holidays and getting enough sleep are equally important. Some of the caffeine in those fancy coffee drinks can keep us from getting rest. But do not fret! We found some tasty non-caffeinated beverages you can enjoy. Try hot apple cider, peppermint herbal tea, chamomile herbal tea with an orange slice, cranberry mocktails, and more. Just watch out for anything that has coffee or chocolate because they are the biggest caffeine culprits. Delish has a wide array of holiday beverage recipes (you can omit the alcohol), as does HGTV, and All Recipes. Pair these libations up with some delicious appetizers fresh from the oven and that is holiday joy. It’s easy to stay festive this season!

Why NoHo Senior Arts Colony is the gift that keeps on giving

December 21st, 2020

The apartment community you choose should be a place that is constantly meaningful to your independent spirit and lifestyle. It should be a thriving place of style, luxury, engagement, and resort-inspired amenities. NoHo Senior Arts Colony was created to support your robust attitude and interests. It’s reimagined rental living in sunny Southern California. Inside and out, there’s always something here to enhance your world whether it be working out in the modern fitness studio, or hosting a book club with fellow literary connoisseurs, or basking in the sun by the sparkling pool, there’s a lot to enjoy. The apartment residences here also keep life sophisticated, You’ll love the designer finishes and convenient features like an in-home washer & dryer. With a nice variety of floor plans to choose from, finding one that fits your style will be a breeze.

Hot stuff! Fun kitchen gadgets out now

December 18th, 2020

The world is always full of new ideas and new gizmos to make like easier. That’s definitely true for the kitchen. If you love to cook or just love fun and efficiency, we found amazing links with all kinds of new things. They go well beyond air fryers (that being said, air fryers are pretty darn great). The imagination and creativity are profound. Good Housekeeping, Best Products, and Women’s Health feature very cool kitchen stuff to discover such as microwave cleaners, guac-lock containers to keep avocados fresher, whisk cleaners, frywall splatter guards, nostalgic hot dog toasters, divided skillets, soft serve makers, cute aprons, and so much more. So much fun!

Easy ways to treat yourself during the holidays

December 15th, 2020

But it’s important in this spirit of giving to give to yourself too! Maintaining your exercise routine is critical for your emotional well-being. Try to keep up the good work. Even taking a simple walk in the fresh air is good. If you appreciate church or spiritual services, find a group online to continue your practice and make new, supportive friends. Eating right is also a good way to treat yourself. Find a local restaurant that has healthier cuisine and have it delivered. Or order from your favorite restaurants and eat a smaller portion. Make sure this season to buy yourself a holiday gift too. Whether it’s for a hobby you want to try, or a new warm & fuzzy robe or pajamas, order it! You deserve nice things too. Town & Country has some fun ideas that are perfect.

The meaning of Kwanzaa

December 10th, 2020

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays. Kwanzaa is a special holiday many people around the world celebrate. It’s a relatively new holiday that started in 1966 celebrating the culture and heritage of African Americans. It focuses on seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. They are represented by 7 candles. Three of the seven candles are red, representing the struggle; three of the candles are green, representing the land and hope for the future; and one of the candles is black, representing people of African descent. Lots of people celebrate Kwanzaa and Christmas — all are welcome to enjoy it. Learn more now about Kwanzaa’s history. The holiday runs from December 26-January 1.

Settle in & enjoy: Cool stuff to watch in December

December 8th, 2020

There’s plenty to binge and watch for the month of December on streaming services. So, grab a blanket, hop on the couch, and settle in for some seriously good entertainment! Season 4 of the acclaimed series The Crown focuses on Diana and Charles’ romance and her struggles to adapt to royal life as well as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s glass ceiling breaking role in the British government in the 1980s.

Stardust is a new movie about rock legend David Bowie and his rise to fame. The Holidays Movies That Made Us takes an interesting behind the scenes look at all those classic holiday movies we’ve loved throughout the years. As a tribute to Alex Trebeck,

Netflix will have a bunch of episodes of Jeopardy! to enjoy. Selena The Series is devoted to singer Selena and her love of music. Amazon Prime Video will have a few new releases, classics like Goldfinger, Tombstone, True Lies, and a bunch of family favorites such as Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Hulu will feature Lord of The Rings, A new version of The Hardy Boys, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!, and lots more.

Yes please! Hanukkah recipes

December 4th, 2020

 

One of the best parts of the holidays is the food. Hanukkah is no exception. It brings with it a generous and wonderful array of tasty dishes from savory to sweet. Hope you are hungry because we found a ton of Hanukkah recipes from modern ones to classic ones. Looking for a modern twist? Try Brit for some fun new additions. Or are you more of a stick to tried and true classic dishes person? Try Bon Appetit. Perhaps you’re looking for recipes that are a bit more fancy? Food & Wine has your back there too. Learn more about Hanukkah now.

Still merry & bright: Christmas lights drive-thru tours

December 1st, 2020

It’s great to see a few events happening in L.A. again — especially during the holidays. From the safety and convenience of your car, enjoy beautiful and festive holiday light displays in these drive-thru holiday events. Holiday lights are so colorful, magical, and wonderful. It really gets you in the holiday spirit! From now until December 24, check out the Dodgers Drive-thru Holidays Festival. There’s even more fun with the Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience. Rumor has that Mr. and Mrs. Claus are making an appearance in addition to holiday tunes and 30-foot-tall ornaments. Discover more local drive-thru light-filled holiday events in the area now.

The power of goal setting

November 30th, 2020

Now that the year is almost done, it’s time to come up with some new goals for 2021. They don’t have to be big goals or even fancy. They can be simple things to improve your life or the lives of those around you. Setting goals is important because it’s an intention. It’s something to continue to work on and keep us motivated and going in good times and bad. Start writing down some goals for 2021. Get a piece of paper and pen and begin. Writing things down is important because it helps make a goal more concrete. Goals are achieved in a series of small steps like starting a goal list. The great thing about making goals is that you can make them extremely specific or more in general such as,” In 2021, I want to meditate at least three times a week.” Or “In 2021, I want to be more compassionate to myself.” Learn more about goal setting now.

Fun holiday gift ideas

November 29th, 2020

It’s easy to get in a rut with gift shopping. Have no fear, we’ve got some fun ideas to inspire you to mix it up. If money is no object and your loved one wants a fitness routine that can do at home, try The Mirror. It’s like having a personal fitness coach and home gym all in one. If your loved one has a pet, get them gift cards for a local pet groomer to keep their pet looking and feeling good. Or put their pets on some customized socks. They’re warm and pretty adorable. Do your loved ones like candles? Check out reimagined candles from Homesick. Their selection is pretty awesome and will help your loved ones reconnect with the places they adore. How about sweets? Send a Cake has some fun and creative cakes with butterfly explosions that are sure to bring a smile. Or how about a personalized book? LoveBook will create a full color, real book based upon wonderful occasions, and everything love. Hope you got some inspiration from these unique finds!