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Ohhhh. Awwwww. Wowww. Where to watch July 4th fireworks on TV

July 2nd, 2022

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Three-day weekends are the best. And this Fourth of July weekend should be no exception. If you don’t feel like schlepping around to see a fireworks display, no worries. There are amazing and inspiring fireworks displays that will be televised. So you can fully relax and be home and enjoy the show right from your couch! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will be on NBC (Ch4) and Peacock. Macy’s always knows how to do up holidays right! A CAPITOL FOURTHon PBS is America’s longest-running live national Independence Day TV tradition from Washington DC. If seeing fireworks displays in person is more your thing, KTLA has a link for displays in L.A., Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. From everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a safe and happy holiday!

How to help keep your pets calm during July Fourth

July 1st, 2022

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While holidays are great for us, some holidays can be very stressful for our pets. This is specifically true for the Fourth of July which includes a proliferation of loud fireworks set off in the streets leading up to the days and nights of July Fourth. Dogs and cats have much more sensitive hearing than humans do and can pick up higher frequencies. The professional fireworks displays presented by cities celebrate the holiday safely. But, what can we do for our scared and stressed-out pets? NoHo Senior Arts Colony is a pet-friendly apartment community and we care very much about the emotional well-being of our furry loved ones. We found some tips to help prepare ahead of time to minimize anxiety. First, check with your veterinarian. They are the experts and will be happy to answer any questions and provided guidance. Consumer Reports and The Dodo have ideas to help your pets feel less anxious.

Get it done! The power of the to-do list

June 30th, 2022

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We all have tasks to start or finish. And we all know the to-do list. We’re here to remind you of the empowering feeling of creating a daily to-do list and the satisfaction when completing it. Instead of keeping the list in your head, write it down or use the notes function on your smartphone to write it down. It’s an easy way to stay organized every day. And it’s such a good feeling to cross items off your list when completed. Sometimes it’s recommended to do unwanted tasks first thing in the morning. This makes sense because getting it done early will free your mind from having to think about it. Then you can focus on other items. And be sure to give yourself a reward for tackling that task in the form of a fresh cup of coffee, calling a friend, or petting your cat/dog. The list doesn’t have to be long. As long as you make one every day, it will keep you focused and motivated. This sense of accomplishment is very good for well-being. Then you can have more free time to enjoy the resort-inspired amenities at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Learn more about the to-do list strategies now.

But is it art? How to be creative & confident

June 27th, 2022

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There is a misconception that only artists are creative. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we know that everyone is creative. And everyone can enjoy making art no matter what skill level. Here are some tips to help you free your creative spirit. First, creativity is about expression. No one can express your dreams and feelings like you. So, when you make art from your heart and soul, it’s perfect. You don’t have to do realistic interpretations of your subject matter unless you want to. The point is to express yourself. It’s also about enjoying the process. Pop artist Andy Warhol was a big believer in making art whether it’s “good” art or “bad” art. He was just about making art. We love that liberating attitude. Creating art is often a tranquil process that lets you focus and forget about the cares of the world for a while. It’s great self-care. Creativity is about curiosity and experimentation. Finding the right medium for you, whether it’s oils, collage, watercolors, pen and ink, etc., is half the fun. Did you know that we offer free classes in a wide variety of areas to help you discover new talents or refine existing ones? We do! Here are some more tips about creative confidence.   

Pink’s is back!

June 24th, 2022

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Local favorite Pink’s Hot Dogs is back and serving up those fresh hot dogs for hungry Angelinos. Since 1939, Pink’s has been a treasured and popular Hollywood landmark. From regular folks to celebrities to chefs to tourists, Pink’s has been a favorite for multiple decades. They are known for their unique hot dog-shaped building and their endless variety of curated hot dog combinations. Enjoy classic dogs like chili dogs. Chili cheese dogs and Chicago Polish Dogs or leave your hot dog comfort zones and try some unique culinary dogs such as Pink’s Guajajara Dog with jalapeno peppers, 9” Hollywood Walk of Fame Dog, Pastrami Reuben Dog, Philly Cheesecake Dogs, LA Chargers Dog, and the list goes on and on. Pink’s is located at 709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles CA 90038. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love all the local and iconic businesses in the Southern California area. Let us know which hot dog is your favorite at Pink’s!

Take the first step to an exciting new life. Apply now for NoHo Senior Arts Colony!

June 21st, 2022

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Whether you are rightsizing or downsizing, looking for a more like-minded atmosphere, or just need a change, NoHo Senior Arts Colony is a fabulous place to call home! Our 62+ independent senior apartment community is very welcoming, active, and full of life. You don’t even need to be an artist to live here. But we bet once you’re here you will surely be inspired. From spacious apartment residences with designer finishes and features to resort-inspired amenities, your world will be better than ever. Our location in North Hollywood is close to the thriving art, culinary, and entertainment scenes here. There’s always something fun to see and do. And that is what your carefree life at NoHo Senior Arts Colony can be about. We’d love to speak with you more about our beautiful community. We’ve got self-guided, virtual, and in-person tours so you can get a sense of the vibe here. Apply online now to begin this exciting new chapter in your life.

What is Juneteenth?

June 17th, 2022

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Freedom is something to be celebrated. And Juneteenth is a National Holiday to celebrate the emancipation proclamation freeing all slaves in the United States in 1863. But the message did not reach some southern states like Texas until June 19th, 1865. It was then that June 19th became Juneteenth. It is considered an additional independence day. It is honored across the country and around the world with joy, celebration, and appreciation. Learn more about Juneteenth now. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a wonderful and safe Juneteenth!

True colors: the legacy of Pride month

June 13th, 2022

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Going all the way back to the 1970s. PRIDE is more than a movement or a celebration, it is inclusion, recognition, and momentum for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, families, and friends. They have fought hard and diligently for many decades to be who they are. Isn’t what we all want out of life?! To be who we are. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we support the LGBTQ+ community and the happiness and joy they share. Their contributions to art, film, music, tv, journalism, architecture, medicine, science, the military, government, and every other category in life has made and continues to make a huge difference. Here’s to a wonderful PRIDE MONTH where love is love.  

Julia Child: Proof that it’s never too late to follow your passions

June 5th, 2022

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It’s always a good time to follow your passions! There is no age limit. Inspiration finds us all throughout our lives, tugging at us to do what we love. NoHo Senior Arts Colony is the perfect setting to fine-tune your passions or create new ones. One of our favorite examples of “late-in-life” success is tv icon & pioneer, world-renowned chef, army veteran, author, and absolute legend Julia Child. She only began cooking when she got married in the 1940s. In 1948, her husband got a job located in France. Little did Julia know that would change her life in so many ways. She loved French food so much that she enrolled in a prestigious French cooking school. Then she wrote books and moved back to the states. Destiny truly found her when got her joy-filled PBS cooking show “The French Chef,” which became a worldwide sensation — all in her mid-50s! He success continued to grow for the rest of her life, and she inspires new generations to culinary greatness today. Learn more about Julia here.

It’s Gemini season. Learn more about this astrological sign.

June 2nd, 2022

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Astrology is a fun way to learn more about your personality. So many of us check our daily horoscopes just for fun. June is Gemini time so let’s find out more about this sign. It’s been said that Geminis are “two-faced,” but what Geminis actually are is a perfect balance of extrovert and introvert. They are often social and gregarious but also like time to themselves to recalibrate and do some soul searching. Geminis are often very smart, expressive, creative, playful, and adventurous. They need a variety of stimulation to keep their curious and active minds going. Loyalty and adaptable, Geminis are good friends and able to roll with the spontaneity of life’s twists and turns. What to know about your astrology sign? Go to Horoscope.com. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love all the signs. It’s variety that makes life more interesting!

The ultimate staycation: amenities at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

June 2nd, 2022

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Summer is the time for vacations. But many times, it’s great to avoid all the hustle and bustle of the airport and travel expenses and opt for an easy staycation at home at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Here you can enjoy our sparkling pool area where you can take a refreshing dip, start reading a new book from the New York Times best-seller list, or bask in actual vitamin D from the sun. Get in a nice workout at your own pace in our modern fitness center. Play games with neighbors and friends too. And better than a vacation, our resort-inspired amenities are here for you every day all year long! If you took a cruise vacation, you might want to take a class or enjoy an activity. You can do that in our 62+ apartment community all year long as well! Our free events and classes are very unique and very rewarding. Isn’t it time you made NoHo Senior Arts Colony your personal bit of paradise?! Apply today!

Things to swoon over in June

May 31st, 2022

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June is nearly here and there are so many things to enjoy! It stays light until 8 pm which is perfect for taking a walk after dinner to get in some cardio or just relaxing poolside at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. June is also Black Music Appreciation Month so it’s the perfect time to bust out some incredible music (Motown, jazz, blues, rock’n’roll, soul, gospel, rap, hip hop, r&b, and the categories go on and on. It’s also Pride Month with celebrations happening all throughout the nation. Father’s Day is coming up and there‘s still time to do some shopping for all the dads in your life. There are lots of events happening this month in Los Angeles. And on June 21 is the official start of summer! So, June is already shaping up to be pretty darn great!

Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain: LIVE! Tribute June 3-4

May 30th, 2022

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At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love live music. Here’s a very cool event. The Miles Davis legacy literally goes on for miles! His musical genius and jazz trumpet excellence have had many forms throughout the decades. One of his most acclaimed and popular albums is Sketches of Spain. Check out a LIVE performance of this masterpiece album on June 3 (which is Miles’ birthday) or June 4. The original album was recorded back in 1959 but it still holds true and has been known to appeal to “non-jazz lovers.” LOL! Enjoy the romance and allure of Spanish music brought to life by a 16-piece jazz orchestra. The concert will be at Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. This venue is the largest immersive art and music dome park in Los Angeles.

The History of Memorial Day

May 27th, 2022

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Pride and pain are words often associated with remembering our fallen heroes. Memorial Day is not only the unofficial start of summer but an important day to reflect upon those who gave all, and the families who have courageously endured such major losses. The commemoration of Memorial Day began long ago. It started in the first years after the Civil War. It wasn’t until 1971, did it officially become a national holiday of remembrance. And we’ve been through World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, and too many to count since then. Learn more about Memorial Day history now. On behalf of NoHo Senior Arts Colony, thank you to every hero that has made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us and the world safe. You will never be forgotten. Love and strength to their families and friends of these heroes today and always.

Hot stuff: Recipes to start summer off right

May 24th, 2022

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Every season has its own special flavors and favorites! Summer is almost officially here and we’ve found some delicious recipes to add some new zest to your tastebuds! Bon Appetit, Taste of Home, and All Recipes have tons of summer recipes you’re going to love. You’ll find everything from wraps, salads, smoothies, appetizers, main dishes, beverage recipes, and more. Just in time for when you’re planning get-togethers with your NoHo Senior Arts Colony neighbors, or friends and loved ones. Also, if you’re looking for a convenient place to get fresh, locally grown produce, check out the NoHo Farmers Market! We adore that place!

What is your legacy?

May 20th, 2022

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More and more purpose and legacy are words becoming more popular and meaningful today. Our legacies are gifts that our families, friends, and colleagues are often inspired by for years and generations to come. But what is YOUR legacy? It’s a big question. Legacies do not have to be fancy, famous, tied to material things, or financial accomplishments. Legacies can be about what makes you YOU and what you have left to the world. Tiny Buddha and Craig Goldblatt have some food for thought regarding this subject. And like many things in life, now’s a great time to discover a new purpose or nurture an existing one. The point is to find something you’re passionate about and honor it through action. It could be volunteer work, being the best grandparent or auntie, researching your family tree, and the list goes on and on. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, our atmosphere and free classes are inspiring and inclusive. We’re here to support you in whatever your legacy is. Let’s create it together!

Carefree is the way to be at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

May 17th, 2022

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Our independent senior apartment community has been designed to offer active seniors a truly carefree lifestyle. With no yard work or house maintenance to do, you’ll have way more time to enjoy life more with the NoHo Senior Arts Colony luxurious amenities and pursue new interests. Here are some other ways you can be even more carefree and let go. Say goodbye to trying to be perfect! Leaning into the ebb and flow of our imperfections is pretty great. It takes the pressure off for more true enjoyment of learning new skills. Be open to learning as opposed to achieving an A+ in everything. There’s real freedom in that. Speaking of skills, relaxing is an important one for a carefree lifestyle. It’s an important part of maintaining well-being and resilience. Take time to decompress. Do nothing and feel good about it. The whole idea of being carefree is to be nicer to yourself, allow for imperfections, and achieve a nice balance between being active and relaxing. Our beautiful community is the ideal place to put all these ideas into practice. Apply today!

Tips for being the best babysitter for your grandkids

May 14th, 2022

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happy grandpa with grandkids noho senior arts colony

One of the best parts of being a grandparent is spending time with your grandkids. It’s quality time to create new memories and have fun. When you are the babysitter or caregiver for your grandkids, it’s important to check with your kids what are the rules. That way everyone has a clear understanding of what to expect. Parenting styles vary from generation to generation and it’s better to know than not now to avoid conflict. One of the grandkids might have a food allergy to be cognizant of. Speaking of food, find out how to make the grandkid’s favorite foods. They’ll love it! Also, make sure to be mindful of sweets and non-nutritious foods. Make sure to have some ideas ahead of time for games, crafts, reading, and light physical exercise that you can all do together. Keep them simple. Here are some more tips and tricks to consider when babysitting. Our spacious residences at NoHo Senior Arts Colony have plenty of room to have company over for a visit including those awesome grandkids of yours!

The keys to confidence

May 10th, 2022

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Confidence in ourselves is one of the best things in life! It’s also fun to be around a confident person who has that glow. But how can one get more confident? Here are some quick tips.

Stop comparing yourself to others. There is only one you! Embrace it! Don’t let your inner critic stifle your uniqueness.

Perform regular self-care. Although self-care can be different for each person, some things are universal. Make sure to take care of your personal appearance. Get regular haircuts and put on outfits you love every day.

Improve your skills. If you’d like to get better at something, or try something new, take a class. Nowadays, you can even take classes online. When you get better, it shows!

Volunteer. It can’t be said enough. Volunteering is good for the soul. When you help others, it can really help self-esteem and confidence. Find a charity or organization you love and have at it.

For even more tips about confidence, check out Psychology Today and Brain Boosted.

At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we support you 100%!

Summer plans? We’ve got some ideas!

May 7th, 2022

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Can you believe it’s almost summer?! Now that things are opening up more, it’s time to have the best summer ever. Not sure what you’d like to do? We’ve got some ideas. Traveling and taking a vacation are always popular favorites this time of year. Perhaps think of a trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go but never have. Maybe you could take a trip to honor your genealogy and get to know the places in the world where your ancestors are from. Or even vacation here in the states visiting with the grandkids is just as meaningful. Another idea is to come up with a bucket list of activities you’ve always wanted to do and places you’ve wanted to visit. Examples would be taking a hot air balloon ride, learning a new language or skill, or maybe it’s visiting every museum in Southern California. The possibilities are endless. Start brainstorming and one idea will lead to another. Ponly and Developing Good Habits also have some ideas to make summer even more fun. And remember right here at home at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we’ve got resort-inspired amenities to make each day refreshing and fun.