April 9, 2012
-- Phoenix, Ariz.: Gary Piattoni knows what it’s like to stand in front of a television camera and appraise antiques that people may only know minimal details about. For more than 10 years, he’s been an appraiser on a renowned television series. And in his experience, you never know whether a watch passed down from generation to generation or a beautiful watercolor painting bought at a local flea market will turn out to have more than just sentimental value. Now, Piattoni is coming to Phoenix and lending his vast expertise to nearly 100 area seniors, who are hoping to discover the value of their special treasures and history behind their family heirlooms.
The Terraces, a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Phoenix, will be hosting an Antiques and Heirlooms appraisal event for invited guests on Monday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
“This is the perfect event for someone wondering if something they own — a vintage photograph, an old doll, a piece of pottery, or perhaps a first-edition book — is worth more than just sentimental value. We’re delighted to bring Gary Piattoni to Phoenix to share his wealth of knowledge with us, and we’re looking forward to the many surprises he has in store for us throughout the day,” said Marge Pope, director of sales and marketing for The Terraces of Phoenix.
According to Piattoni, his favorite part of the sessions, more than discovering the value of items, is sharing the history behind family heirlooms and favorite treasures, along with taking questions from the audience.
“This event is just one example of the many fun and educational programs residents at The Terraces of Phoenix enjoy on a regular basis,” said Pope.
The Terraces of Phoenix offers a maintenance-
free lifestyle for older adults, with a selection of 217 residential living residences, along with a variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational activities. In addition, The Terraces provides residents a full continuum of on-site health care, if ever needed. For more information about The Terraces, visit www.TheTerracesPhoenix.com, or call (800) 606-7619.
The Terraces is owned and managed by ABHOW, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving seniors through quality retirement housing since 1949. ABHOW seeks to enhance the well-being and security of seniors through the provision of housing, health care and supportive services, and was a pioneer in the development of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). For more information about ABHOW, visit www.ABHOW.com.