Heritage Pointe Of Teaneck Resident Finds Time For Creative Expression During Retirement

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2010 - Nat Namerow intended to take an adult education Spanish class at a Bronx high school back in 1972, but the class was full. His wife suggested he join her in an art class instead. That was the beginning of a decades-long hobby that has nurtured the Heritage Pointe of Teaneck resident through his retirement years.

    "I enjoyed that art class so much, I never stopped," mused Namerow. "After I retired in the early 1980s, I started taking art workshops at Westchester Community College. It was a great experience because I was in classes with younger people." Namerow studied many art styles over the years such as pointillism and Impressionism, and had worked mostly in oils. Today, his original paintings line the art room at Heritage Pointe, a full-service rental retirement community where Namerow has been living for two years.

    "My son lives in Bergen County so I moved to Heritage Pointe to be closer to him and his family, which has worked out well," explained Namerow. Some of his paintings hang in his son's medical offices, and the walls in his own apartment are adorned with many of his works.

    At Heritage Pointe, Namerow works in acrylics, which are easier to clean. He paints every day and says, "When I paint I never get tired." While he will paint just about any subject matter, Namerow prefers creating abstract paintings. However, many of Namerow's fellow residents prefer his landscapes and still life pictures.

    When he isn't creating original artwork, Namerow enjoys many of the activities offered daily at Heritage Pointe, especially the art and music lectures. He also takes advantage of outings to local public libraries to hear speakers on a variety of topics. These and other cultural, educational and social programs are all part of the lifestyle offered for active retirees at Heritage Pointe.

    "Our art room is all the more colorful thanks to Mr. Namerow's paintings," noted Lorraine Amendola, life enrichment director at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck. "Our programs and activities encourage all our residents to continue enjoying lifelong hobbies or explore new interests at their leisure."

    To continue his lifelong passion for painting, Namerow plans to learn additional painting techniques, such as drip paintings. "It's time to learn something new," he said.

    Heritage Pointe of Teaneck is located at 600 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, near Route 4 just off of Interstates 80 and 95. The community, which borders the Teaneck Creek Conservancy's 46 acres of woodlands, offers spacious apartments, distinctive amenities, and fine dining for active retirees. For more information about the Heritage Pointe lifestyle, call (201) 836-9260 or visit http://www.heritagepointeofteaneck.com/.

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