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Live AND Learn: FREE classes and activities at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

October 4th, 2022

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Staying inspired and curious about the world is a good thing. When you live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, you can do both. We’ve got incredible classes and activities available onsite for you FOR FREE! That’s just one of the incredible perks of living in our active adult apartment community. We’ve created a carefree environment so you’ve got more time for lifelong learning taught by college-level professors for a meaningful experience. Our active adult community is here to help you discover new interests because life is a work in progress. The more we know, the more we can live fully.  

Get pumped up for October: Pumpkin & squash recipes

September 30th, 2022

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October means pumpkins, so that means all kinds of yummy things to whip up for a tasty Fall meal! We found some awesome pumpkin recipes that will thrill you out of your gourd! LOL. There are canned pumpkin recipes and butternut squash recipes that you can enjoy making in your beautiful and modern kitchen in your NoHo Senior Arts Colony apartment. There’s more than just pumpkin pie recipes, there are appetizers, main dishes, libations, and more. It’s everything you need to create a hearty yet healthier October meal. We even found a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte! Sounds perfect! Just make sure to invite us over!

Still shining bright: Hollywood Walk of Fame recent age 50+ recipients

September 28th, 2022

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is quite an honor. Featuring the best of stage, screen, broadcasting, and more, it carries a lot of prestige. But did you know that lots of talented people our age have recently gotten their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame too?! They include James Hong, Jenifer Lewis, Holly Robinson Peete, Helen Hunt, Ricky Gervais, Jean Smart, Bob Odenkirk, Francis Ford Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Ming-Na Wen, George E. Clinton Jr., Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Richard Blade, Norman Reedus, and Regina King. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, congratulations to all the newest recipients of this iconic tradition! Singer “Mama” Cass Elliot will be honored posthumously in the category of Recording with the 2,735th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 3, at 11:30 a.m. Her star will be located at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard. Learn more about the history of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

So Cal museum news: OCMA set to reopen in stunning new modern building next month

September 21st, 2022

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Museums are the lifeblood of culture. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we’re so happy that OCMA is finally back! The long-awaited construction is almost complete for the new Orange County Museum of Art. It has moved from its former Fashion Island location in Newport Beach to become a vibrant part of the popular creative campus in South Coast Metro that includes the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory. Modern architecture gives a new energetic feel and more expansive space for emerging and established artists to shine. The new location is perfect for making a day of it and worth the schlep from L.A. South Coast Plaza’s acclaimed shopping and dining are right across the street. It couldn’t be more convenient! The grand reopening of OCMA takes place on October 8 at 5pm with a 24-hour access special event.

Leap into inspiration at the Frog Town Art Walk: Sept 24

September 18th, 2022

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You may ask, what exactly is Frog Town? We did at NoHo Senior Arts Colony! LOL. Frog Town is an area in L.A. just a few miles east of Silverlake that was named after the frogs living on the hillsides. It’s got a hip art scene and this self-guided creative event sounds fun. Brought to you by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective, the Frog Town Art Walk is free and gives you a unique self-guided tour into studios, workshops, pop-up galleries, and other cool venues in the Elysian Valley. Enjoy great art, literary performances, live music, and more. Wear comfy shoes and clothes and get ready to be inspired and enjoy the cooler Fall weather.

Muchas Gracias! Hispanic Heritage Month

September 16th, 2022

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The world owes a huge debt of gratitude for all the phenomenal contributions the Hispanic community has made to enrich all of our lives for so many decades and all throughout history! September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Near NoHo Senior Colony, there are many ways to support and celebrate the Hispanic community such as shopping and dining at Hispanic-owned businesses. From every aspect of humanity from science, engineering, literature, all forms of art, cuisine, music, politics, entrepreneurship, public service, medicine, etc., the Hispanic world has made the entire world a better place. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a wonderful Hispanic Heritage Month!

Come on in: Luxurious indoor amenities at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

September 9th, 2022

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Looking for ways to beat the heat inside? Our sophisticated amenities offer a variety of beautiful, air-conditioned spaces to hang out, get creative, and get things done just a few steps from your apartment door. It’s always good to get some time away from your apartment to interact with others and exercise those legs. Free Wi-Fi is included in the common areas to make catching up on your social media easier than ever. Catch up on a new book from the New York Times best sellers list, or have your book club meet in our literary studio. It’s spacious with plenty of group seating. Another cool place to hang out in our community is the artists’ lounge. Meet up with neighbors and friends and play cards or games or just relax and catch up with each other. Or meet up in our in the round indoor seating area for more privacy. Take a class at our large visual arts studio. Get in some comfortable cardio in the a/c at our modern fitness studio. Or challenge your neighbors to a game of billiards in our billiards room. Learn more about our indoor amenities now.

A time to shine: 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Winners

September 6th, 2022

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It takes an entire village of creative people behind the scenes to bring the best of tv to life. The Emmys for creative achievement took place last weekend, and it’s great to see so much imaginative work and artisans get formally recognized by the industry. See the list of nominations and winners now. Everything from voice work, choreography, set design, costume design, writing, directing, music scoring, editing, sound design, make-up, hair styling, and so much more are given time to shine. Big winners included singer/songwriter Adele for her live special, former President Obama for narration for a national parks documentary, the Beatles Get Back documentary, and the Steve Martin show Only Murders In The Building. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Creative Arts Colony, congratulations to all the nominees and winners! The Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 12, starting at 5pm our time.

Easy & tasty: Labor Day recipes

September 3rd, 2022

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Summer is officially over, so it’s time to celebrate it with some new recipes or old favorites. We found some really tasty Labor Day recipes we think you’ll like. Bon Appetit, Delish, Country Living, and The Pioneer Woman have a wide variety of recipes for main dishes, sides, salads, beverages, appetizers, and desserts — you name it! Fresh produce in season right now includes corn, apples, avocados, carrots, green beans, lemons, peaches, peppers, raspberries, plums, squash, and the list goes on and on. On behalf of the whole team at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a happy and safe Labor Day holiday!

Art tips & techniques just for seniors!

September 3rd, 2022

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We found a great resource for art tips and techniques — They firmly believe that you are never too old to enjoy art and their goal is to provide you with as many tools and resources as they can to help you excel and find fulfillment in your artwork. They invite you to reacquaint yourself with art or discover it for the very first time. See for yourself how art can enrich your life. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we couldn’t agree more.

Play all day: Why play is good for your brain

September 1st, 2022

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At NoHo Seniors Arts Colony, we take play very seriously. It’s very important to incorporate some fun time on a regular basis. Play could be playing golf, working on a puzzle, playing catch with your grandkids at the park, watching your favorite comedy movie, and the list goes on and on. For starters, your brain will love when you play more. It helps to improve memory function, social connections and relieve stress. Playing also helps to inspire new ideas. It’s stimulating. Maybe you try a class or two just for the fun of it and discover a new passion for knowledge. Relationships also benefit when we relax, are playful, and connect. “Dad” jokes and puns are such icebreakers and an easy way to bring a smile to someone’s face. How about having an impromptu dance party in your apartment with your grandkid’s favorite music, or better yet, introduce them to some of your favorite happy songs.  Learn more about the benefits of regular playing. And be sure to ask us about our current event and activity calendar at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Play is child’s play here.

How daily affirmations help our well-being

August 31st, 2022

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Being good to yourself and staying motivated in all areas takes practice. An easy way to give your day a positive boost is through positive affirmations. What are they? Glad you asked. Positive affirmations are positive statements that you say to yourself or say out loud to yourself. They help to keep you aligned with happier and more positive feelings about yourself, and your goals, and increase your confidence, self-compassion, and peacefulness Repeat them every day, so they become a habit. This repetition will help reinforce your overall well-being. Here are 30 examples of uplifting affirmations to help get you started. You can say all 30 in a row, choose a few that pertain your specific needs, or stick to one. There are plenty of affirmation videos on youtube. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we support all areas of well-being — physical and emotional. Our active, independent senior apartment community is the perfect place to work on yourself.

Gonna be a scorcher this week! Stay hydrated and stay cool

August 29th, 2022

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Even though it seems summer is almost over, Southern California is going to experience some extreme heat this week. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we care about your health and comfort. Here are some quick reminders to keep you feeling safe, cool, and confident to beat the heat. First, pay attention to the local weather report and/or check The Weather Channel. Following them on your social media apps is also an easy way to get reminders about excessive heat or less than healthy air conditions. Another tip is to keep your blinds drawn during the hottest part of the day, which tends to be around 3 pm. Make sure to utilize the air conditioning in your apartment. For a quick bit of refreshment, take a dip in our resort-inspired swimming pool. Keep plenty of water on hand. Drinking around 6-8 glasses is the norm. Click here for more tips.

Native American documentaries

August 26th, 2022

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Documentaries are an easy way to learn more about everything, including history. There are several we recommend.

PBS’ NATIVE AMERICA premiered in 2018 and is a 4-part series that goes back and features America’s first peoples and their connections to the world today.

Ken Burns’ The West features information about the settlers who drove Native Americans out of their cherished lands. It gives context for why things happened.

Sitting Bull: A Stone In My Heart is a unique window into the heart of one of Native America’s greatest chiefs. It is told in his own words from letters throughout his life. You can find this documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

The list goes on and on to learn about Native American culture. One venue not too far from NoHo Senior Arts Colony is The Autry Museum of The American West. It has a meaningful collection of Native American culture and history to experience. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we believe the more we learn about history in all of its facets, the more we can connect to each other as human beings.

San Fernando Outdoor Market Tribute Concert to Ritchie Valens

August 23rd, 2022

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Looking for the perfect and free end-of-summer outdoor concert? We’ve found the ideal one. And you can do some shopping and enjoy some delicious food trucks while you’re there too. The San Fernando Outdoor Market (“Where History Meets Culture”) is having a Ritchie Valens Tribute Concert on August 27 from 6-10 pm. Ritchie Valens was a very talented musician and singer whose hit songs included La Bamba and Donna. Explore the Outdoor Market that includes 80+ local artisans and vendors selling everything from baked goods, clothing, crystals, jewelry, plants, classic cars, and much more. On behalf of the entire team at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we hope you had a great summer and here’s to a nice Fall season!

APT-titude: Apartment life advantages

August 20th, 2022

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Living your life your way is quite liberating. If you’re sick and tired of all the time and expense it takes to maintain your home and lawn, apartment life is calling your name. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, our independent senior apartment community is active, carefree, and tranquil. It’s also full of like-minded folks who are friendly and fun. All the time you spent on tiresome housework can now be transferred to spending more time working on yourself and visiting with your kids and grandkids. Our beautiful community has spacious and sophisticated residences appointed with modern designer finishes so you can still live in the style you enjoy. The amenity collection here is varied to keep your days fresh and fulfilling. You don’t have to be an artist to live here, but we bet there is an artist that’s inside you that will be inspired. Life in North Hollywood is full of convenient shopping, great dining, and tons of entertainment. Let’s get together and chat about the possibilities.

Treat your feet: foot care tips

August 16th, 2022

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It’s said our feet are the “car” of our bodies. They get us where we need to go and, like cars, experience their fair share of wear and tear. So, it’s very important to treat them well. Here are some foot care tips. Make sure your shoes fit well and are the proper size. Although it’s convenient to buy shoes online, buying them in-store makes it easy to try them on and get the correct fit. Another tip is to make sure you dry your feet after you take a bath or shower. It’s an important step to good hygiene and preventing any infections. If you are having problems walking or standing, make an appointment with a podiatrist asap. They can immediately access what’s happening and help you with solutions. And last but not least, pampering your feet is important. There are tons of nice lotions as well as getting a relaxing pedicure at the nail salon. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we want you to have happy feet all the time.

Vibrant living can be yours at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

August 11th, 2022

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Looking for a place to live that’s full of active amenities and inspiration? Look no further. NoHo Senior Arts Colony is a sophisticated yet very down-to-earth place to call home in North Hollywood, CA. This senior apartment community is designed for the independent spirit in you! Spacious residences, plentiful amenities, and FREE classes taught by college-level instructors offer a meaningful and engaging lifestyle. Each day there’s something new to enjoy. Treat yourself to the carefree lifestyle you’ve earned and move here now. We’d love to show you around through a personal tour. Contact us today and let’s begin your new life together.

Back-to-school inspiration

August 9th, 2022

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The grandkids are going back to school, but learning is a lifelong pleasure. Here are some ways to enjoy back-to-school fun in your own way. One of the best things about going back to school is shopping for supplies. How about treating yourself to a new journal or two and some of your favorite pens? Having a fresh new journal is a world of possibilities. Plus, it’s great for your overall well-being. There was a tradition to bring an apple for the teacher back in the day. How about including more fresh fruit in your diet? The NoHo Farmers Market has a great selection of locally sourced fresh produce ready and waiting just for you. Another easy way to incorporate learning is by taking some of the free onsite classes at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. It’s convenient, and you’ll make new friends out of your neighbors. And that earns an A+ in our book!

Mosaic art: piecing it all together

August 6th, 2022

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Do you know that saying that it’s not a party until something’s broken? Well, that’s what mosaic art is all about. Since ancient times, mosaic art has been an enduring beautiful artform that takes many little pieces of tile placed together to form a bigger picture. It can be more formal in scope or more random in modern art pieces. And it’s not limited to tile. Glass, beads, pebbles, stones, seashells, and more are just some of the possibilities. We found a great link with tons of mosaic project inspiration. So the next time you accidentally break a ceramic dish, you could use it to create new art and give it continued life! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, inspiration is everywhere you look. Move in and join us. Let’s chat!