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Juneteenth is Official!

June 18th, 2021

It’s official! Juneteenth is now an officially recognized Federal holiday. It took a long time, but we’re glad this important milestone is recognized. This is a really big deal. Originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865, Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It also celebrates education and achievement. This is the first new Federal holiday since Martin Luther King Day was declared back in the 1980s. Learn more now about the history of Juneteenth. A simple idea to celebrate this day is to support an African-owned restaurant or business. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a happy and safe Juneteenth!

Thanks Pops! Father’s Day gift ideas

June 15th, 2021

The summer holidays are here. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20th, and is celebrated around the world. From all of us at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, Happy Father’s Day, and know we appreciate you! If you’re a dad/granddad, we found some great gifts to help you celebrate. Go ahead and treat yourself to a cool gift. Dads are very special people and you deserve something nice. Go ahead and treat yourself! USA Today has some fun gift ideas ranging from top-rated sandals to beard trimmers and more. Good Housekeeping has over 60 Father’s Day gift ideas so you know you’ll definitely find something you’ll like. New York Magazine also has a ton of ideas for gadgets gifts. A big thanks to all the dads out there for making our lives more meaningful and full of unconditional love.

Branch out: Local places to go birdwatching

June 10th, 2021

Nature is a limitless source of tranquility, loveliness, and enjoyment. Have you ever gone birdwatching? It’s an easy way to visit trails and nature areas and discover the incredible array of our unique feathered friends throughout Southern California. It’s fun to learn about their markings, songs, and habits. The Los Angeles Audubon Society is a convenient resource to learn where and how to get your birdwatching hobby started. Yelp has a list of local Los Angeles places to enjoy this relaxing yet meaningful hobby. Make sure to bring your binoculars, wear comfy clothes and shoes, and bring sunscreen.

Summer reading: Summer at the Bluffs & classic reads

June 8th, 2021

Summertime is reading time! There’s nothing like getting lost in a good book. A new one just published looks pretty good. Set in Martha’s Vineyard, “Summer At The Bluffs” is written by New York Times bestselling author, Emmy winner, lawyer and journalist Sunny Hostin. Good Housekeeping also a summer 2021 reading list with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books from authors Kristen Arnett, Jennifer Weiner, Laura Hankin, Joanne Tompkins, Casey McQuiston, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and lots more. If you’re looking for more classic books to read poolside at NoHo Senior Arts Colony or at our beautiful local beaches, try this list.

Get swept away: Weekend jaunt ideas: Santa Barbara

June 5th, 2021

Looking to get away for the weekend but not too far away? Then Santa Barbara is calling your name. This tranquil, Mediterranean-inspired city has been a favorite in Southern California for decades and is known as the “American Riviera.” It has everything you could ever want in a weekend getaway: beautiful beaches with windswept vistas, a tasty culinary scene, and lots of wellness shops. You’ll also find plenty of popular attractions like Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, the zoo, the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, the Old Mission, and numerous historical landmarks and venues. So, get out there and enjoy some new scenery with a timeless appeal in Santa Barbara today. When you return to NoHo Senior Arts Colony, tell us all about your trip!

It’s back! The L.A. Pride Festival

June 2nd, 2021

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On June 12, the Los Angeles Pride Festival returns. It’s been a long year and a half and it will be wonderful to have this festival back to bring people back together. The first PRIDE festival happened way back in 1970 in New York City. Over 50 years later, PRIDE is going stronger than ever in tons of cities across the nation. LA. PRIDE is a month-long celebration of in-person and virtual events to raise up the LGTBQ community. There will also be lots of ways to volunteer. We love the vibrant and joyous sense of inclusion that is PRIDE. Learn more now about the calendar of the 2021 event in June. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we’re very glad we can all be back together again.

Inspiration included: Amenities at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

May 31st, 2021

Life is better when we’re inspired. It adds extra motivation and energy to take on the day. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony in North Hollywood, our independent senior apartment community was specially designed and built to offer a uniquely colorful, stylish, and creative atmosphere whether you’re an artist or not. The atmosphere here is colorful and the residences are tranquil. It’s like getting the best of both worlds all in one sophisticated place. The resort-inspired amenities we’ve curated for you have abundant ways to enjoy your mind, body, and spirit. Call 855 399-5381 today to ask about our current specials! Life is good at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, but it would be better if you’d join us!

Pampering products for sore muscles

May 30th, 2021

Whether you’ve strained yourself on a walk, reaching for something, or working out, your muscles can get sore. Here are some tips to help them feel better. Always check with your preferred medical professional to see if these tips are right for you.

Epsom salt baths are tried and true! They’ve helped people forever. And they are simple. They help soothe and loosen achy muscles. Plus, it’s a nice way to give yourself some pampering and tranquility. A warm bath is great anytime.

Foam rollers are a fast and easy way to help ease muscle soreness. They come in different sizes, designs, and thicknesses. Some are smoother and some are intentionally “bumpy” to help get to those stubborn muscles and provide relief.

Handheld massagers are another way to release the tension from your muscles. They also help to improve circulation and stimulate the nervous system. Gadgets have really come a long way to help us stay happier and healthier.

The best tip: Remember to take it easy and rest if you are feeling sore. This is not the time to push yourself. Always check with your doctor to determine specific options to help your muscles feel happier.

Fast & easy! Smoothie recipes

May 28th, 2021

Staying healthier begins with a healthier diet. Sometimes that can seem intimidating, But there are easy and fun ways to incorporate fresh fruits into your world. Smoothies are a fast and easy way to get the benefits of fresh produce and enjoy the delicious flavor. They are perfect for breakfast or substituting for a meal. All you need is a blender and you’re in business. We found some tasty recipes for easy smoothies from Downshifttology, the Food Network, and Lively Table. Soon you’ll be on your way to creating your very own concoctions! Check out this list of fruit and produce in season now.

Top 5 Marlon Brando movies

May 25th, 2021

One of the best actors of all time is the man himself, Marlon Brando. An actor’s actor, Brando epitomizes strength and vulnerability, and as well as boldness and subtlety. He’s always compelling to watch no matter what role he’s in. His film legacy is pure gold. Treat yourself you these top 5 and explore the rest of the body of his work.

On The Waterfront

The Godfather

Guys and Dolls

Julius Caesar

A Streetcar Named Desire

Learn more about the man himself in Marlon Brando’s biography.

Calligraphy as healing

May 22nd, 2021

Did you know that there’s a new way to learn something new and also help with self-care? There is. Today’s calligraphy is more freeform, natural, and relaxed way than traditional techniques. That’s what’s awesome about creativity. It evolves, changes, and opens itself to more people to enjoy. Today’s calligraphy offers a chance for so-called “non-artists” to enjoy expression similar to what the adult coloring books have done in recent years. The materials like markers as opposed to quill pens and ink bottles are much easier to work with and use. Online you’ll be able to find lots of calligraphy kits/lettering workbooks for sale so you can ready to go quickly. Some let you practice your lettering with affirmations statements so it’s twice as beneficial. How we speak to ourselves makes a big difference in self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being. Either way, your handwriting will look better than ever! This would be a fun activity to do together with your young grandkids too. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we say ‘write on” to all forms of creativity. Have fun!

Your best life: Make the move to NoHo Senior Arts Colony!

May 18th, 2021

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Every moment and every day is important. This chapter in your life is about making the most of time, passions, and enjoying vitality. NoHo Senior Arts Colony has been created and designed for independent people like you who are looking for more freedom in a like-minded apartment community. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of sophisticated amenities that will enhance your life. We’ve got a lots of free classes taught by acclaimed instructors so you can continue to pursue lifelong learning, creativity, fitness, and so much more. Life here is easy. We’ll take care of any maintenance repairs. All you have to do is have fun, be you, and create the meaningful life you’ve always wanted. With more time and freedom, it’s life anew. Join us on the thriving city of North Hollywood. We’ve got spacious apartment residences with modern features that are beautiful. There’s also a lot of shopping, dining, recreation, and creativity all around. Los Angeles is only a short drive away for even more fun and inspiration. Apply now and let’s live life fully!

Why a sleep routine is important

May 14th, 2021

Senior woman waking up

Our bodies respond well to schedules. That includes a sleep routine. A sleep routine doesn’t have to be anything complicated. In fact, it can really make your life easier and help with depression and anxiety. Here are some tips to help you get a good night‘s sleep.

Do not take a nap close to bedtime

Make sure your bedroom is clutter-free and relaxing.

Limit your caffeine intake.

Establish a regular sleep time and wake-up time. Your body will love you for it.

Try to not eat or drink right before bedtime

Stop looking at your electronics (tv, computers, cellphones, tablets, and laptop computers) an hour before bedtime. Otherwise, the light they give off and the stimulation they provide can keep our brains awake.

Take a relaxing bath or shower before bedtime. Pampering is always a good idea to get you ready for bed.

Pick out your outfit for the next day before you go to bed. You’ll be surprised how much time that can save you in the morning.

Adopt daily meditation practices. They help to quiet a rumination mind and help you relax.

Try a weighted blanket. They help with anxiety.

Live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony! Unlike other apartment communities that are loud and disrespectful, we’ve got a tranquil atmosphere with like-minded folks like you so you can sleep easy.

Have a ball: Golf courses near us

May 10th, 2021

Spring weather and golf are kindred spirits! There’s nothing like a great game with friends or working on your golf skills during this time of year. It’s not too hot and just right for having fun. There are wonderful places to enjoy playing golf near NoHo Senior Arts Colony. The Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park has been an ideal and scenic setting for a perfect round since 1927. It is one of the longest city courses at over 7,000 yards. Weddington Golf & Tennis in Studio City is the best of both worlds and includes a 25-stall driving range, 9-hole golf course, and pro-shop. Los Feliz Golf Course was featured in the movie Swingers and is a nice place to enjoy golf with the family. It’s a 9-hole course with a par of 27. Make sure to bring your sunglasses and sunscreen and have a great time no matter what course you choose.

Pure gold: Oscar 2021 movies to watch

May 7th, 2021

What a year for the Oscars! There’s no shortage of talent in almost every aspect of filmmaking these days. Congratulations to all of the winners. Here are a few winners that we think you’ll enjoy. Soul is the story of a jazz musician and music teacher who embarks upon a very unique journey to help those find the joy of music. Brought to you the very talented Pixar folks, Soul is an animated movie that features incredible music, fun, and a wonderful message. It’s perfect for the grandkids and kids at heart. Nomadland is for adults and tells the story of a middle-aged woman finding herself at a pivotal time of grief, encountering a new way of life, and welcoming meaningful roads to friendship and self-discovery. Nomadland received the Oscar for best director and best actress (Francis McDormand.) Check out the complete list of Oscar winners for even more movies to enjoy.

Amoeba Records is back!

May 5th, 2021

There’s nothing like shopping in a real records store. Those bins of incredible vinyl are magical. We’re excited to see that Amoeba Records, a legendary Los Angeles record store, is back and in a beautiful new location. So you can shop your heart out in this incredible records store because they have all the city and county public safety measures in place including mandatory face coverings. The new location is at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. Music is such a time machine. And with record albums, they really showcase gorgeous designs and works of art you just can’t enjoy as much with online music. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we’re so happy record albums are here to stay!

Mother’s Day ideas to treat yourself

April 30th, 2021

Grandmothers appreciate pampering and gifts on Mother’s Day too. You deserve it! You’re the grams, grandma, nana, memaw, grammie, and so much more. You make a big difference in the life of your grandkids and loved ones. So how about treating yourself to some wonderful things too?! We found some awesome things to help you celebrate yourself on Mother’s Day and every day. People magazine has ideas for spa-related gifts, artisan gifts, fancy gifts, dog mom gifts, and more. Self-care is always the gift that keeps on giving. Refinery29 is all about it. They’ve got feel-good teas, comfy cotton robes, wellness journals, skincare pampering, soothing body washes & toiletries, cute pajama sets, meditation supplies, and more. Popsugar also has some good ideas to celebrate quality time too. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a delightful Mother’s Day!

The best of both worlds: Plein Air Painting

April 27th, 2021

Do you love the outdoors and being creative? Then we’ve got the perfect activity for you! Have you tried Plein air painting? Plein air painting is painting nature in the daylight in the outdoors. It’s about catching beautiful natural scenes where they actually are. This gives a unique authenticity, richness of color, and textures to the art itself. It provides an extremely satisfying painting experience for the artist because of a real connection to the actual scenery. Everyone loves fresh air, soothing breezes, and the sun on their faces. Since we’re in beautiful Southern California with its friendly year-round weather, there are endless places to try Plein air painting from the beach to the foothills, to the desert, and everywhere in between. When you live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, So Cal is your biggest muse. There are many places to capture that feeling of tranquility. Virtual Academy and Outdoor Painter have really information to get you started, give your tips from the experts, and get you on your way!

Listen in: Live Talks Los Angeles

April 23rd, 2021

Each day is a chance to learn something new. We found out about this cool virtual lecture series and we’re excited. Okay, so the word lecture has some boring connotations to it, but trust that this series is really awesome. Just go ahead and dive in head-first. Live Talks LA features a fully loaded lineup is stellar folks including writers, artists, performers, scientists, and business leaders. Many of which have books that keep the learning going. This lecture series has been going for 10 years and they really do a great job with their on-stage discussions with some of the best and brightest around. So, if you’d like some food for thought, please check it out!

Say righty-o to NoHo Senior Arts Colony!

April 19th, 2021

Loving where you live and how you live is really important. We created NoHo Seniors Arts Colony in North Hollywood to open up a new world of positivity, expression, and freedom for independent folks just like you. You’re still active, vital and full of zest. Here, you can make the most of what makes you, you! Our spacious and sophisticated apartments offer carefree living. We take care of all the repairs and maintenance. All you need to do is enjoy the modern features with them, relax, and live your life your way. Within our stylish community, we’ve got pops of color and creativity, a ton of free classes, fun events, a modern fitness center, a sparkling pool, and so much more. Plus, there’s just a good vibe here. We’d love for you to join us. Apply now! Be sure to ask about our current specials.