Our Story in the New York Times

In the March 8, 2016 Science section of The New York Times, Personal Health columnist Jane E. Brody talks about the importance of arts participation and its link to better health, including the work of Arts for the Aging.  Ms. Brody describes that “Music, dance, poetry and painting are pumping new life into older bodies and minds,” capturing the essence of key programs and happenings in the national field of creative aging, and quoting our CEO Janine Tursini about the impact, “The arts open people up, giving them new vehicles for self-expression, a chance to tell their stories…The programs capitalize on assets that remain, not on what’s been lost.”  What a thrill!

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PAUL ROGERS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

You can read the full article here, http://nyti.ms/1LLwetX, or view the print version here.  And please, consider making a gift to AFTA so that we can continue to bring free arts workshops to older adults in the D.C. region — to those who raised and nurtured us, taught and mentored us, and paved the way and blazed trails before us. Donate today.


AFTA Makes Front Page News

The Beacon, a monthly paper for people over the age of 50 in the Greater Washington area, has just published this profile of Arts for the Aging titled “Art and music erase limitations” in its October issue.

The article’s author Barbara Ruben visited a workshop with AFTA Teaching Artist Anthony Hyatt at The Kensington Club @ Parklawn while researching the story.  We had a delightful time!

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A VOICE AND FIDDLE DUET

Did you read The Beacon’s article on AFTA?  What did you think?


OCTOBER 22, 2012: Fall Benefit Party

20121028-Washington-Post-A-Benefit-Suited-for-All-Ages“A Benefit Suited for All Ages.” On October 22, 2012 at D.C.’s Carnegie Institution for Science AFTA held its Fall Benefit Party Celebrating Art & Science and announced the kick-off of next year’s 25th Anniversary for which acclaimed artist Bill Dunlap will serve as Honorary Chair. Highlights included a champagne pre-reception, opera and spanish dance performances, a keynote address from the National Endowment for the Arts and tributes to a founding circle of longtime contributors. See more in our event photographs, from the evening program, and in coverage from The Washington Post, Bisnow and Swedish Scene.

“The Arts Know No Age.” Read what Montgomery County Gazette Seniors had to say about Arts for the Aging’s CoOPERAtion program with teaching artist Peter Burroughs, from May 2012.

What a sunny day it was for June 2012’s 22nd Annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament raising proceeds to benefit AFTA.  Round-robin play took place on private home courts in Greater Washington D.C., and semifinal, final and exhibition matches were at Fairfax Racquet and Fitness Club. The tournament’s reception and awards ceremony, hosted by His Excellency Jonas Hafström, the Ambassador of Sweden, and Mrs. Eva Hafström was lovely! You can view our blog and the tennis program for more details and photographs from the event.

“A Grand Success.” In November 2011 was the elegant success of the 23rd Annual Benefit Gala at the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It featured presentation of the 4th Annual Lolo Sarnoff Award for Vision and Creativity to Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection. View here for the event program and press coverage with Washington Post, Bisnow.com,HollywoodOnThePotomac.blogspot.com, LittleBlackBlog.net