EngAGE is a non-profit that transforms aging

and the way people

think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness,

and creativity.

Click on the image above to watch a wonderful five-minute video produced by Aroha Philanthropies.

This is what EngAGE

is all about!

Stay EngAGED!

Experience Talks

A  Radio Magazine for the Experienced Listener

Produced by EngAGE

90.7 KPFK-FM

Los Angeles

Sundays @ 5 PM PT

and streaming live online

EngAGE is a member of the Annenberg Foundation Alchemy Program.

About Us

EngAGE [en-geyj]:
To draw into, involve, engross, hold the attention of, fascinate; to enter into and participate.

EngAGE is a nonprofit that takes a whole-person approach to creative and healthy aging by providing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs to thousands of seniors living in affordable senior apartment communities in Southern California. The organization was founded in 1999 as More Than Shelter For Seniors.

EngAGE serves low- and moderate-income seniors between the ages of 55 and 100+. Here are some pertinent facts about the population:

  • Average age: 77 years old
  • Gender: 68% female
  • Marital Status: primarily widows/widowers
  • Race: 15% African American, 10% Asian American, 35% Caucasian, 20% Latino/Hispanic, 20% Multicultural/Ethnic (Russian, Eastern European, etc.)
  • Average income: $10,800 per year
  • Only 46% still own a car and fewer drive
  • Only 16% are still employed
  • Only 22% engaged in activity prior to EngAGE - 59% engage now

We offer classes, workshops, and opportunities in:

    •  Writing and Performing Plays
    •  Chorus
    •  Gardening and Cooking
    •  Claymation
    •  Graphic Novels
    •  Mentoring At-Risk Children
    •  Sculpting and Clay Work
    •  Poetry and Spoken Word
    •  Painting
    •  Storytelling for Radio
    •  Distributing Free Food
    •  Learning Language
    •  Art Shows
    •  Dance Classes
    •  Strength Training and Yoga
    •  Embracing Social Media
    •  Celebrations

Burbank Senior Artists Colony

EngAGE catalyzed the development of and provides programs for The Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a first-of-its-kind 141-unit senior apartment community that offers art and creativity as the core physical and intellectual unifying amenity. The community features a theater group, independent film company, fine arts collective, music program, intergenerational arts program with the Burbank Unified School District, and the following amenities for artists in their second 50 years of creativity: 60-seat Theatre, Arts Studios, Music Performance Spaces, Computer Media Arts Center, Outdoor Performance Areas, Art Gallery, and Sculpture Garden.

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