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New insight: Brene Brown has a new series

May 3rd, 2022

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When we’re little, we’re taught to tie our shoes, read and write, ride a bike, etc. But one of the most important things that affect our daily lives is our feelings. There was never really a way to understand our feelings. Researcher and best-selling author Brene Brown has been doing extensive research for decades about feelings and is here with a new special, audible version, and book called Atlas of the Heart. Here she easily and in her signature down-to-earth way explains more about our feelings and the results of those feelings. The information she shares helps us embrace our own humanity, reframe how to deal with our emotions, and connect with others in more enlightened ways. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we can’t get enough of her! Rising Strong is also one of our favorite Brene Brown books. No matter what book you choose to read written by her, there will be lots of aha moments and motivational insights! Happy reading/watching!

Learn a new hobby: How about pottery?

April 28th, 2022

woman and pottery wheel noho senior arts colony

Remember that famous scene in the movie Ghost where Demi Moore is at her potter’s wheel? Well, making pottery is still very popular. In fact, there’s a competition show across that pond called The Great Pottery Throw Down on HBO Max that puts potters against each other to win mini and maxie challenges and ultimately go for the crown. But working with clay doesn’t have to be competitive at all. Quite the opposite. Making pottery is a great way to still be creative and problem solve only in a more tranquil environment. Even watching those pottery-making videos is peaceful. We even found an online beginner’s guide. There are some local shops in the area if you are thinking of dabbling in making pottery and gaining new skills. Bermon Ceramic Arts right here in North Hollywood has been teaching people to work clay for over 50 years. The Potters Nook in Burbank also sounds like a laid-back and cool place to try a new hobby. It sounds fun! When you live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, you’ll discover new talents and inspirations you never knew you had.

Moving reasons: Top 3 reasons NoHo Senior Arts Colony is the perfect new place to live

April 26th, 2022

swimming pool noho senior arts colony
swimming pool noho senior arts colony

We could name a hundred reasons why NoHo Senior Arts Colony is an incredible community for those independent folks who are 62+. But for time’s sake, we’ll narrow it down to just 3.

IT’S CAREFREE LIVING

Unlike a house, we’ll take care of all the maintenance and repairs of your sophisticated apartment residence with modern features. You’ll have more time to live your life without any time-consuming chores or expensive upkeep. Relax, we’ve got it.

IT’S A LIKE-MINDED ATMOSPHERE

Because we are a 62+ apartment community, it’s a lot more tranquil and respectful, unlike standard apartment communities with loud tenants like college students causing a ruckus at all times of the day and night. You’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep here. And getting a good night’s sleep is the cornerstone to good health.

IT’S CREATIVE

We’ve got free classes on a wide array of subjects, including art, fitness, history, writing, etc., taught by college-level instructors. They are smart and meaningful. We’ve also got something no other community in the area can claim — our very own stadium-style performance theatre just steps from your door. The Road Theatre Company puts on dynamic production from up-and-coming writers and actors as well as proven pros.

We’d love for you to stop by for a tour to see for yourself what makes our North Hollywood community so energetic and worthwhile. Call us today at 855 399-5381.

Happy Earth Day! Easy tips to do for a healthier planet

April 22nd, 2022

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Sometimes people think you have to do major things to make a difference in the health of our planet. Not so! Every gesture, no matter how seemingly small, adds up to a better world. Stuck for ideas on how to help in your everyday life at NoHo Senior Arts Colony? Don’t fret. We’ve got you. We scoured the internet and found some easy to do Earth Day tips that are easy and very effective. From recycling, donating items you no longer need, to using major appliances more during night hours, to carpooling, and the list goes on and on. Learn more about the origins and accomplishments of Earth Day since its inception.

Treat yourself to some Mother’s Day goodies

April 19th, 2022

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Mother’s Day is May 8, but being a mom and a grandma is an everyday bragging right and joy. Treat yourself (and/or treat your daughter) to some beautiful items to celebrate the day and long thereafter. This year, why not take it beyond flowers and candy. How about some gifts that are a bit fancier?! You deserve it. Treat yourself to dazzling and exquisite items from world-famous Tiffany’s. If it’s good enough for Audrey Hepburn, it’s good enough for us. Macy’s also has some pretty impressive Mother’s Day gift ideas too. You can’t go wrong with Macy’s. Harry and David also have some tasteful gifts that are sure to wow any recipient. And speaking of treating yourself, NoHo Senior Arts Colony has an incredible amenities collection to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. There’s always something to enjoy here at our North Hollywood community. We’d love it if you joined us! On behalf of the entire team here, have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and thank you for all the sacrifices you’ve made to make us good human beings and good parents ourselves.

Hops to it. Local places to grab a pint

April 14th, 2022

men at brewery tanks NoHo Senior Arts Colony

Things are opening back up open, and it’s time to see those old friends and get reacquainted. The perfect place to do that is over a cold and refreshing libation at a local venue. Some of our favorite local hangouts include Lawless Beer, Brews Brothers Craft Beer, The Fat Dog LA, and Hop Merchants. Don’t you love the fun names?! It’s important to get back to our social lives again after the last few years. Humans are social creatures. It’s good for our well-being to reconnect. Make sure to check with your physician if it is okay to gather in this way and/or consume products containing alcohol. Also, better safe than sorry. Make sure to utilize driver services like Uber and Lyft. You can get the apps and put them on your smartphone, so it’s convenient and easy to use them. For even more cool places near us, including shopping, dining, entertainment, parks, and more, be sure to check out the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Interactive Map. It conveniently plots the address on a map and has a link to get additional information. Cheers to seeing friends again! We’ve missed that so much.

Delicious desserts: Passover dessert recipes

April 12th, 2022

Passover meal family NoHo Senior Arts Colony apts for rent 2022
Passover meal family NoHo Senior Arts Colony apts for rent 2022

Make your Seder extra sweet with some fun new dessert recipes that still adhere to the dietary rules (not being able to eat leavened grains) and still be yummy. Woman’s Day has recipes for a flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake with a macaroon crust, chocolate meringue layer cake, Passover mocha cake, and lots more. Rebekah Lowin also has some delicious-looking recipes for holiday sweets, including matzo cocoa crumble, pavlova, matzo pralines, and so many more. Passover starts on April 15 and ends on April 23. The first Seder takes place on April 15 after nightfall. The Passover Seder celebrates the liberation of the Israelites and retells the Exodus story. Happy Passover from everyone on the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Team!

Gifts every bunny will love! Easter basket ideas for the kiddos

April 8th, 2022

easter bunny with eggs NoHo Senior Arts Colony apts for rent 2022

A basket full of goodies makes for happy kids! Easter is rapidly approaching, and we searched the web for the trendiest Easter basket gifts right now. Surprise your grandkids with more than chocolate and eggs this year. The Pioneer Woman has all kinds of ideas to inspire you, from DIY craft items, learning gifts, adorable books, and more.  The Today Show also has some fun Easter basket stuffer ideas for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens. While you are at it, buy something fancy for yourself online at Neiman Marcus. Those sea salt caramel truffle eggs sound pretty darn good. From everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, Hoppy shopping and have a nice Easter on April 17!

Sounds pretty good: 2022 Grammy winners

April 6th, 2022

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It was a phenomenal year in music with nothing getting in the way of fresh new sounds and iconic favorites. The 2022 Grammys had a stellar list of nominees. The competition was fierce but there were a few stand outs including music powerhouse Jon Baptiste. He is on an endless winning streak for his music, soundtrack compositions, live stage compositions, and lots more. Keep your eye and ears on him. He’s incredibly talented and prolific. You’ll recognize him as the musical director on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. It was also extra heartfelt to see legend Tony Bennett introduce Lady Gaga singing the time-honored jazz hit Love For Sale. Their collaborations together are incredible. Treat yourself and revisit Tony Bennett’s music catalog. What a legacy of music. Speaking of creativity, did you know NoHo Senior Arts Colony has a ton of free classes and programs so you can enjoy your creativity too! That’s just one of the unique amenities at our inspiring independent apartment community for those 62+.

People love our activities! Quotes from NoHo Senior Arts Colony residents

April 2nd, 2022

senior women laughing NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments April 2022

Much more than a sophisticated apartment community with luxurious amenities, NoHo Senior Arts Colony in North Hollywood, CA, is a continuing source of inspiration with meaningful activities. Celebrate existing interests and/or discover some new ones. That’s the beauty of the carefree, independent lifestyle here. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our very own residents had to say about the NSAC experiences.

“The idea of being among people like myself, to have a shared community, to continue to reside in the North Hollywood/Studio City area is ideal.”

— Simon, resident director, producer, playwright since 1993

“Your project, NOHO Senior Arts Colony, is a great concept and sounds Heaven sent. To live among other senior citizens to share ideas with them…to discuss projects with creative people would be most desirable and inspiring.”

— Tony, writer

“Now that I am on my own, I want more than anything else to keep the feeling of belonging to a creative family and community alive. In a wonderful place such as NOHO Senior Arts Colony, I know I will find a home where I can receive that gift and contribute to others who thrive around the energy of performing and creating. Just as my career has been, performing is more than something I do; it is a passion I live.”

— Sheila, actor for 50+ years

And we’d love to have you join us! Apply now online. It’s fast and easy.

Rhymes so fine: April is National Poetry Month

April 1st, 2022

poetry pen and heart NoHo Senior Arts Colony

Whether you love writing it, listening to it, or reading it, poetry has been inspiring man practically since the beginning of time. Going back to ancient times, poetry has stood the test of time. April is National Poetry Month and is a celebration of words and feelings put together beautifully. Poets from all over the world are participating and sharing new poems they write each day of the month. In the end, they’ve got 30 poems that could make a cute little self-published book or pdf to share with family and friends. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we adore the poetry of Maya Angelo, Mary Oliver, Jack Kerouac, and Robert Frost. Shel Silverstein’s books would be great to share with the grandkids because they are fun to read, say, memorize, and have adorable pen and ink illustrations. Happy Poetry Month, everyone!

What is a docent?

March 30th, 2022

historical airplane NoHo Senior Arts Colony

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that celebrates your favorite things? How about being a Docent? Museums, zoos, galleries, and other venues in the Los Angeles area, across the nation, and around the world feature Docents to help them connect to visitors and contribute their knowledge to the public. You’ll get to show off your knowledge, be social and connect to new people every day, have a reason to be out in the world and productive, and most of all, have fun! We know at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, you have a world of information to share that will better the world. The Autry, The Getty, the Los Angeles Zoo, and so many more venues offer volunteer Docent opportunities. Even work sites like ZipRecruiter feature listings for volunteer opportunities.

Gesundheit! Allergy season tips

March 28th, 2022

flowers and pollen NoHo Senior Arts Colony

Springtime is allergy time. There’s no avoiding it. A change of seasons is often a catalyst for sniffles and sneezes. Hay fever or other related allergies are common. We’ve found some allergy tips from Yale to help you survive and thrive as the flowers bloom. One thing that is common sense is to make sure your residence is free as possible from dust. So, doing regular vacuuming and cleaning will help a lot. Some folks find air purifiers can help too. But allergies are not limited to Springtime. People are allergic to many things besides pollen. They include pet dander, latex, some medicines, some spices, and foods. You’d be surprised. Set up an appointment with your doctor to take an allergy test and find out what is really giving you the sniffles. You’ll be glad you did. We want you to be at your healthiest and happiest at NoHo Senior Arts Colony to make the most of your carefree and independent life!

Our dance card is ready! Bridgerton Season 2 is here.

March 26th, 2022

vintage woman reading NoHo Senior Arts Colony

Get ready for the glory and majesty of NETFLIX‘s Bridgerton! Season 2 is here and does not disappoint. Enjoy this deep dive into vintage British culture with all its pomp and circumstance. See who will be chosen by the Queen as the “diamond” of the season. Watch how the haves and have nots feel about it. And find out if the anonymous gossip columnist is revealed to the shock of the countryside. Also, you’ll hear some incredible classical music interpretations of pop hits that complement the gorgeous costume designs, set designs, and sumptuous cinematography. The production value on this series is the best of the best. This show is the perfect escape. But the main story is, of course, a new love story. Can true love be found again in a British culture of unwavering traditions and obligation? Can passions be indulged? At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we had to find out but will not reveal spoilers here. There’s only one way to discover all the delights and downfalls. Seasons 1 and 2 of Bridgerton are available on the streaming service NETFLIX.

Gray is leading the way. Why younger people are embracing going gray.

March 22nd, 2022

smilng women with gray hair NoHo Senior Arts Colony

More and more gray hair is trending. We always knew being a silver fox was extra foxy. But now the world and more women are embarking upon their “gray journey” and stopping dying their hair. Shorter hair styles are even coming back for all ages as people are trimming off the dyed parts and letting their gray hair and edgy new style take center stage. Here’s to letting the gray flag fly! Stopping dying hair has real benefits. Your hair will be in better condition so it will hold moisture better. Your hair will be shinier. You’ll also save money and time. Going to the salon and getting it dyed and roots covered up can be expensive. Young people are even dying their hair all shades of gray. There are so many shades of gorgeous gray, it’s no wonder they are inspired. It’s no wonder they envy our look! You won’t even have to pay a dime. Isn’t that great?! Also, non-dyed hair dries faster too. Even when you towel dry it. The point is for everyone to be comfortable in their own authentic skin (and hair) in this case. So let your gray hair be the star it was meant to be. You’ll always be a shining silver star to us at NoHo Senior Arts Colony.

Why nostalgia helps us today

March 19th, 2022

Family on Dock

When life can seem tough, nostalgia can often help remind us of good memories. It’s not about living in the past but taking time to appreciate things that make us smile, feel good, and remind of us of cherished memories. If you’re ever feeling down, you might try leaning into some nostalgia like favorite songs, books, places, or movies. Or looking at photo albums. Maybe cooking your family recipes can help you to be creative and remember special times fondly. Invite your loved ones over for an impromptu just-because meal! It will help elevate your mood and energy. Even science agrees that nostalgia has some real benefits for your well-being. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we’re all about well-being and feeling good. That’s what our active adult in North Hollywood living is all about. Apply online today!

Make it extra green: St Patty’s Day Vegan recipes

March 16th, 2022

Green Food

A lot of folks think St. Patrick’s Day is all about corned beef and cabbage. Well, there are lots of recipes are there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day AND being vegan. We found some tasty ones on Forks Over Knives and The Carrot Underground. But at NoHo Senior Colony, we think eating more green food, in general, is a healthy way to celebrate the holiday. There are so many green foods to choose from including avocados, green tea, granny smith apples, arugula, asparagus, lime, cucumbers, pistachios, tomatillo salsa, baked spinach, guacamole, broccoli, and the list goes on and on. Make it even healthier by choosing organic green vegetables and fruits. You’ll be glad you did. On behalf of our entire team, have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day!

The time change is coming! What to do with those extra hours of daylight

March 11th, 2022

Spring Forward

Can you believe it’s already time to Spring ahead! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love having more daylight hours. Springtime is such a good opportunity to enjoy a fresh approach to life and a sense of renewal. Things are blooming and so beautiful. With those extra hours of daylight, you can relax by our beautiful pool even longer. Or you could go on a daily walk and get in some easy cardio as you enjoy the fresh air when it’s less warm later in the day. Having more daylight is good for the soul. It just feels better and is inspiring to get more things done and have fun. Staying active is a big deal in our community. With more daylight hours, it’s more motivating. Taking a few 20 minutes naps will help you adjust to “losing an hour” of sleep. Now’s a good time to think about plans for the summer. Maybe go on some road trips to see the grandkids, find some new local trails to hike, pick up a new hobby, take an extension course at a university, head out to the beach more, and the list goes on and on. Whatever you do this Springtime, have fun! Clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning, March 13, 2022.

Free classes are all the rage: EngAGE at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

March 9th, 2022

Senior Couple in Class

Looking to better a skill set or just learning something new for the enjoyment of it? You’re in luck. We’ve got a special program at NoHo Seniors Arts Colony called EngAGE. You’re going to love it. These FREE classes and activities are the real deal taught by college-level professionals. EngAGE takes a whole-person approach to learning and enrichment with a broad range of areas including the arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building, and intergenerational programs. It all conveniently takes place here within our community. And again, when you’re a resident here, they’re FREE. That’s a price everyone will love. The classes are designed like college courses on a semester system. Learn more about EngAGE right now!

Diversity celebrated: The IFC Spirit Award Winners

March 6th, 2022

Cinema Sign

The light shined brightly on well-deserved and diverse talent this year at the IFC Spirit Awards. This entertainment awards ceremony celebrates the best in film and television. We love all the talent that goes into making all these incredible productions. Big winners were actress Ruth Negga for her role in the movie Passing, Thuso Mbedu for The Underground Railroad, Lee Jung-jae for The Squid Game, the Japanese movie Drive My Car, and the best ensemble cast in a new scripted series for Reservation Dogs. On behalf of NoHo Senior Arts Colony, congratulations to all the winners!