Seniors Try Artist Colony As Retirement Option

From USA Today by Rodney Brooks, published October 29, 2013

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The Burbank Senior Artists Colony is one of three revolutionary housing concepts for senior housing built by John Huskey, president of Los Angeles-based Meta Housing. Huskey partnered with Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAge, to conceive and design the buildings. EngAge is a non-profit dedicated to providing arts, wellness and life-long earnings programs for seniors.

The Burbank colony, completed in 2004, is the flagship. It houses a professional theater group. It has 141 apartments. The North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony has 126 apartments. Another in Long Beach houses 200. All the units are rentals. Huskey says several more projects are on the way.


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Burbank Senior Artists Colony

The Burbank Senior Artists Colony is unique – like you! It’s the only apartment rental community dedicated to providing exceptional independent living in a creative, art -inspired environment. The community has been honored with numerous building awards and has received International press. 

You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate the many benefits of this beautiful community. Our residents enjoy live entertainment in our Performance Theater, socializing in our Hollywood theme clubhouse and creating in our Art Studios. Lifelong Learning programs include Poetry In Motion, Computer Class and  Anti-Aging exercise classes. Share your story in one of our Writing classes or express yourself as a member of the Colony Choir!  

Ideally located in Downtown Burbank near the studios and other major entertainment employers, the Burbank Senior Artists Colony apartments are close to shopping, restaurants, banks and theaters. We are professionally managed by Legacy Partners Residential Inc. and are committed to providing superior customer service. All classes and programs are facilitated by engAge, formerly More Than Shelter For Seniors, a public benefit non-profit corporation.

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Go to seniorartistscolony.com for more information.