Artful Living: Creative Aging

#GivingTuesday feature in The Washington Post

November 27, 2018

We are delighted to be included in The Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak’s piece about #GivingTuesday. Join the AFTA cause by making a gift today! It will support our skilled and trained professional teaching artists who uplift the lives and improve the health of older adults living with physical and cognitive health vulnerabilities. Our celebrated artistic faculty lead therapeutic and multidisciplinary arts engagement programs in …Read More

AFTA Party and Exhibition at The Swiss Residence

November 14, 2018

On November 13, under the gracious patronage of His Excellency Martin Dahinden and Mrs. Anita Dahinden, Arts for the Aging exhibited artwork inspired by The Phillips Collection exhibition, Ten Americans: After Paul Klee, and created by participants in AFTA workshops at five of the 31 community and residential care settings we serve: Alexandria Adult Day Services Center, Alexandria, VA; Arlington Adult Day Services Center, Arlington, VA; …Read More

“The Rhythms of Life:” Integrating Percussion with Movement

July 2, 2018

  Iona Senior Services welcomed AFTA teaching artists-in-training Chris Brown and Manny Arciniega to lead a program called, “The Rhythms of Life,” which features musical technology and themes new to AFTA programming. Chris and Manny began the program by playing for Iona’s older adults as they walked into the room to join; Chris strummed a melody on the bass while Manny accompanied on percussion. To …Read More

A Guest from the East

June 7, 2018

  AFTA Teaching Artist (TA) Anthony Hyatt invited guests from India to experience two AFTA workshops. One of the guests, Neelima Pandit, is a traditional Kathak dancer. In an interactive workshop with Quicksilver at Iona Senior Services, Neelima demonstrated Bharatnatyam dance.  The Quicksilver dancers borrowed from her movements and gestures in their own improvised dance. Later that week Neelima danced for participants at the Asian …Read More