Parkinson’s Won’t Keep Kingsley Manor Stand-Up Comedian Down

"Did you hear the one about the man who robbed the bank in a wheel chair? He made an easy escape because the security guard jumped up to hold the door open for him."  From anecdotes about bank robbers who slide past bank security in their wheelchairs to observations on by-stander's reactions when one takes an unexpected fall, comedian and Kingsley Manor Retirement Community resident Mark Siegel has an unusual, and possibly unique, source for much of his stand-up routin…

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Longevity of Kingsley Staff Reflects Culture of Community

More than two dozen employees have served residents for over two decades The year was 1984 and Los Angeles was in the middle of hosting the summer Olympics, when Jeannie Weber, who had just moved to town, took a part-time job as the Kingsley Manor receptionist on the night shift. Thirty-five years later, Jeannie, who long ago migrated from the front desk, is the director of sales and marketing. "Kingsley has become my second home," she smiles, looking over at the rose bushes outside h…

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Lewis MacAdams: Always Searching for the Impossible

"If it's not impossible, I'm not interested." It's a phrase that Lewis MacAdams, poet, journalist, filmmaker and activist has become known for over the years. Often repeated by friends and fans, it's made its way on to tee-shirts and is now forever etched in the base of a seven-foot sandstone sculpture of him overlooking the Los Angeles River – his muse and mission for more than 40 years.   Lewis' relationship with the LA River dates back to 1985 when an impromptu stro…

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‘Living at Kingsley Manor Has Changed My Life,’ Says Resident Artist

Love of art brings Sheldon Edelstein new friends and time for reflection Boredom. It's a feeling that Sheldon Edelstein does not like. So when the retired interior designer decided to move out of his house to a senior apartment complex he thought he would have a more active life. "Was I wrong," Sheldon said. "Although I had neighbors, we were all isolated. There were no organized activities and I didn't interact with my neighbors much. Everyone did their own thing. Then my son, who lives…

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