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Holiday shopping made easy: nearby stores

November 22nd, 2021

Shopping local is a nice idea for the holidays and for every single day. We love the entrepreneurial spirit of our local businesses. If you know a creative person, art supplies are always a thoughtful gift. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love Carter Sexton Artists Materials. This shop has practically everything you could ever want and more. That’s because they are the oldest art supply store in Los Angeles. Michaels is also close to us. If you‘ve got a music lover on your gift list, try Atomic Records. For literary aficionados, try the Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood. It’s A Wrap is a store that features the actual wardrobes and props from real movies and tv shows. Talk about unique gifts! Happy shopping!

Turkey time: Perfect side dishes for the big day

November 18th, 2021

Don’t get us wrong. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love turkey. And even Tofurkey.  But side dishes are first in our book when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. They make the meal. Especially dessert. If you looking for classic recipes and classic recipes with a twist, we got your back! We once again have scoured the internet and found some tasty recipes for you to try. Check out a wide variety of Thanksgiving recipes from Parade, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, and Country Living. Just reading them made us super hungry!

All the perks: NoHo Senior Arts Colony Amenities

November 16th, 2021

The carefree life at NoHo Senior Arts Colony also comes with some unique advantages right here within our beautiful apartment community. Our vibrant amenities are multi-faceted and very enjoyable. There’s something here to suit every interest and help you find some new ones too. Our spacious and light-filled modern art studio has been created for all levels of expertise. This welcoming space is perfect for art beginners and all levels. The EngAGE classes and activities are free and so fun and an easy way to meet your neighbors and make new friends! Learning or trying something new is what life is all about! Apply now for our wonderful 62+ apartment community in North Hollywood today! The leasing office and amenities are open just for you.

The meaning behind Veterans Day

November 11th, 2021

Memorial Day’s purpose is to honor military members who have died, while Veterans Day recognizes the service of ALL America’s veterans (those who have served or are serving.) It’s an important day to reflect on the brave men, women, and families who have shown such courage and provided us with a real example of bravery. Veterans day has a long history going all the way back to 1918. Where on “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as the Great War.” It became a Federal holiday in 1938. Every year at 11am on November 11th, a wreath is laid at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, thank you to all veterans past and present for serving our nation.

Worth a watch: AFI Film Festival

November 9th, 2021

Gotta love living in Tinsel Town! There are so many film festivals throughout the year. From November 10-14, enjoy the AFI Film Festival which features an incredible array of films from documentaries, indie Oscar hopefuls like Jockey, world cinema, short films, movie panels, and discussion, and lots more. There are in-person screenings and virtual screenings. The AFI Film Festival makes it really easy to watch virtually. They also have a nice archive with a listing of films from previous festivals where you can do a deep dive behind the scenes and with reviews for acclaimed films they featured in the past. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony we love the movies and are super excited about this local festival that has international acclaim.

What’s AARP and is it right for me?

November 5th, 2021

We’ve all heard about the AARP, received their mailers, or emails. The American Association of Retired Persons is a membership organization designed for 55+ and you don’t have to be retired. The top 10 perks of this organization include benefits are AARP Travel, Delta dental, AARP Hearing Center, grocery coupons, AARP job board, MBI Calculator, AARP Auto Buying Program, EyeMed Vision Insurance, and games. But you can also enjoy their articles on the active adult lifestyle without having to join. New information is always good to have. Check out the AARP website to find out more about them.

The spirit of giving: Local orgs to help those in need for Thanksgiving

November 2nd, 2021

Thanksgiving is always a good reminder to show gratitude. This holiday season, there are plenty of local organizations doing great work to help those who are hungry. Whether you make a financial donation or volunteer, all help is welcomed. Here are some local organizations you might consider lending a hand.

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is a religiously diverse 501c3 non-profit community that strives to meet the needs of those living with food insecurity.

The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Day and the day before will serve up to 1,500 people a delicious Thanksgiving meal starting at 1 p.m.

This year, two Thanksgiving Banquets are being held at two different locations. On Wednesday, a feast will be served at 6245 Tyrone St. in Van Nuys, and on Thanksgiving Day, a feast will be served at 8165 N. San Fernando Rd. in Sun Valley. Volunteers are needed.

Additional orgs doing incredible service to the Southland include Jewish Family Service LA, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, and Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles.

Halloween Fun Facts

October 31st, 2021

We love The History Channel. They are always on top of everything. Here are some facts about Halloween for your enjoyment. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love learning new things!

Did you know the origin story for Halloween begins was back with the ancient Celts almost 2,000 years ago? It did.

One-quarter of all candy sold in the United States annually is purchased for Halloween.

Americans spent $490 million dollars on Halloween costumes for their pets. This number is double what they spent in 2010.

The practice of trick or treating began in the U.S. in the early 1920s.

Halloween is the second-largest spending holiday. The first is Christmas.

Learn more FUN FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN right now! On behalf of everyone at NSAC, have a happy and safe Halloween!

Classic joy: L.A. Philharmonic’s upcoming concerts

October 28th, 2021

From now until December, there’s a nice array of incredible concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The LA. Phil has internationally acclaimed and known for its renowned orchestra and music & artistic director Gustavo Dudamel. For 103 years, they’ve been a tremendous source of incredible music, creativity, and inspiration. In 2003, the distinctive and dynamic Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry became their home. The Hollywood Bowl is the LA. Phil’s home in the summer. Check out their CALENDAR and treat yourself to a concert. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we believe live music well played is one of the best things in life!

Be unstoppable: Examples of 62+ who are still going strong

October 25th, 2021

Age is just a number. And plenty of 62+ are still going strong pursuing their passions and doing their best work yet. They are quite an inspiration for all ages. Actors still going strong include Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and William Shatner, just to name a few. Authors/Journalists still in the game include Dan Rather, Bob Woodward, and Wolf Blitzer. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to build her empire and the Rolling Stones are still touring. Let nothing, not even age, stop you from doing what brings you joy and a sense of achievement. Live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony and you’ll feel inspired every day in every way! Apply now!

Freakishly tasty! Healthier Halloween recipes

October 22nd, 2021

Tis the beginning of the holiday eating season. Halloween is always known for tons of candy but have no fear. There are some better ways for grown-ups like us to enjoy the holiday and the Autumn season that are quite delicious. We found some healthier recipes from sweet to savory to whip up in your beautiful kitchen at NoHo Senior Arts Colony.  Check out Womens Health, Food Network, and Cooking Light for some healthier choices for the season. Check out the fruits and veggies in season right now too!

Grand Park’s Día de los Muertos Altars & Art Installations

October 19th, 2021

Experience the colorful, festive, and creative tradition of Día de los Muertos from Oct 22 — Nov 2 at Grand Park in Los Angeles! This 12-day public art installation is the ninth annual display of a cherished tradition that celebrates Mexican culture, those who have passed on, and our gratitude for having these incredible people in our lives. You’re sure to get inspired by all the local talent and their creations! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we adore culture! Enjoy work from local artists from the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, Community Power Collective, Eastside LEADS, as well as professional artists. These altars are dynamic and impressive! Learn more about this special holiday.

The talk of the town: The NoHo Interactive Vicinity Map

October 16th, 2021

Being close to everything that matters is important. That’s why we chose North Hollywood as our hometown for NoHo Senior Arts Colony. There’s so much to see and do here. A quick and easy way to get to know the area is the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Interactive Vicinity Map. With just a few clicks you can explore the area and discover shopping, parks, a ton of dining, culture, museums, education, and more. Each listing is plotted on a map and there’s a link included for additional information. Live here and you’ll enjoy easy access to what matters most to you. Apply now and see why our 62+ apartments are perfect for an active lifestyle in Southern California!

Beetlejuice Street Food Cinema: OCT 30

October 12th, 2021

Order your tickets now for an incredibly fun night outside to see the hilarious movie Beetlejuice. Remember, don’t say his name three times! This iconic Tim Burton film is still funny and this Street Food Outdoor Cinema Event looks like a wonderful time! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love October and all the Halloween events in So Cal! Enjoy the fresh air, the perfect Halloween comedy, and tasty treats. It all takes place on October 30 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Doors “open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm. Make it even more fun by dressing up in a super creative and BOO-tiful Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded.

Take the scenic route: Benefits of going for a drive

October 9th, 2021

Self-care is really important. Always has been. When was the last time you treated yourself to a drive? Families would get together on a Sunday afternoon and just take. pleasant drive. We miss those times! But you can take a drive yourself to help clean your head and get a nice change of scenery. Our apartments for rent at NoHo Senior Arts Colony are awesome, but it’s really important to be out in the world. Taking a drive is an easy way to accomplish that. To make it more fun, create a playlist so you can listen to your favorite music. Roll down the window to enjoy the fresh air and winds too. Don’t just take our word on the mental health benefits of taking a drive, check out this article to find out more specific benefits. As long as you have a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance you’re good to go! This might give you the inspiration to travel further and plan a road trip in the near future. Oh, the places you’ll go!

Apply now & discover the wow at NoHo Senior Arts Colony!

October 6th, 2021

Welcome to a world of inspiration and modern living at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Here you can enjoy the freedom of renting and more carefree life. Our spacious residences for rent in Los Angeles are appointed with impressive finishes and features to make every day beautiful. If you are 62+ and have an active lifestyle, we’re the perfect apartment community for you. Work out in our fully-equipped fitness center or take a Zumba class. Better yet, enjoy the best of both worlds in our heated swimming pool where you can have a swim and delight in our nearly perfect Southern California climate. Take the first step to an exciting and exhilarating new life and apply now!

The art of storytelling: Movies about painters

October 3rd, 2021

Have you ever wondered about a famous painting and want to know what was the inspiration or what was the artist’s life like? We do all the time. Luckily they are a ton of movies about artists to give us unique insight into the life stories of these amazingly talented people. Often complex, they reveal the all-too-human aspects of imagination and real life. Here are a few movies that are worth a watch.

Frida tells the story of artist Frida Kahlo, her physical challenges, and the loves of her life including fellow artist Diego Rivera. Pollock starring Westworld’s man in black Ed Harris is an intense and unique glimpse into the life of groundbreaking abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Big eyes starring Amy Adams is the true story of artist Margaret Keane and her fight to establish recognition for her work and legacy. Lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn is the profound story of artist and visual genius Vincent Van Gogh. At Eternity’s Gate is another movie about Van Gogh expertly played by actor Willem DaFoe. Girl with the Pearl Earring starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson is about the artist Johannes Vermeer. Goya’s Ghosts starring Javier Bardem is about the painter Goya, what haunts him, and the Spanish Inquisition. It’s fascinating to delve into the worlds of painters and their motivations. We highly recommend watching documentaries on painters to get more of heft, and the actual stories. Try Exit Through The Gift Shop, The Universe of Keith Haring, and Made You Look.

How to be a kid again

October 1st, 2021

There’s the actual age and then the age we feel inside. Now more than ever it’s important to enjoy our vitality and enthusiasm. We’ve got some tips to help you celebrate the child in you.

PLAY ON A REGULAR BASIS. It’s important to let loose and have some fun. Think of what makes you smile. Whether it’s taking a simple hike, making some art, or baking your favorite pie, hanging out with your grandkids and friends, etc. Now’s the time to do the things you love. When you love at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, you’ll have a carefree life to enjoy life more.

BE CURIOUS ABOUT THE WORLD. Kids have an innate curiosity about the world. How about taking an online class on a new subject, learning a new language, or putting together your family tree?

LAUGH OFTEN. Laughter is such a blessing. When we laugh, our bodies and minds feel so much better. Now’s the time to re-watch your favorite comedy movies or shows. The sillier the better. The streaming services have a wide selection of entertainment to keep you smiling.

NAP IT UP. Kids take naps and naps are wonderful. A small 20-minute nap during the day will help you get away from technology and rejuvenate you to tackle the rest of your day.

The NoHo Senior Arts Colony Difference

September 29th, 2021

Never heard of us? No problem! Our 62+ active adult apartment community in North Hollywood is awesome! We bring something unique to the table — a truly creative and inspired atmosphere. You don’t have to be an artist to live here but you just might end up one! NoHo Senior Arts Colony is an unrivaled combination of a stunning community atmosphere, sophisticated apartments with contemporary features, tons of amenities including a real stadium-style performance theater professionally managed by The Road Theatre Company, and FREE classes of all types taught by real teachers. Our EngAGE Program is chock full of meaningful classes and activities to complement your active and independent lifestyle. Plus, you’ll be in North Hollywood which has incredible restaurants and plenty of additional creative events. Isn’t it time you gave yourself some creative license to lead a more carefree and energetic lifestyle?!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept 15-Oct 15

September 27th, 2021

Diversity is one of the best things about our country and the Los Angeles area, and the world. National Hispanic Heritage Month is here to remind us of the incredible contributions Hispanics make to everything that makes life worthwhile including the arts, culture, science, medicine, comedy, acting, sports, music, cuisine, education, leadership, civil rights, and the list goes on and on. It celebrates heritages from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Locally, we’ve got the Museum of Latin American Art which is dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary art from Latino artists and from Latin America, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, and LACMA. The Hispanic contributions to the world are robust, lasting, and extremely meaningful.