National Endowment for the Arts blog about Older Adults During the Time of Covid-19

Pictured: Arts for the Aging partnering with the Smithsonian Institution on their program, See Me, for people with cognitive impairments and their caregivers; now being adapting into online modules.

Engaging in the arts is among the meaningful and productive activities that have long been associated with better health outcomes for older adults, as shown by experience and through research,” Beth Bienvenu the NEA’s Director of Accessibility writes, “including needing fewer doctor visits and less medication, as well as better mental health and more involvement in overall activities.” Read more here.


CBS features Quicksilver on The Talk


Check out this clip from CBS's The Talk. For their #FeelGoodFriday segment, choreographer and Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist, Nancy Havlik, talks about the "great power dance has to connect all of us in the world."


Washington Post feature on our antidote to isolation

Arts for the Aging's senior improv dance company Quicksilver is an antidote to isolation and loneliness. We celebrate Washington Post columnist Theresa Vargas for caring about the right things, as Justice Ginsburg once described of our founder. Read here for the article.


Meet Our New Team

 

Arts for the Aging is thrilled to welcome our new team: Program Director Sarah House, Administrative Manager Peggi McGovern, Communications Intern Mira Dwyer, and Research Intern Shreya Bhatia.

With a background working in museums and the creative aging space, Sarah is helping Arts for the Aging reimagine and implement new and existing programs. Especially during this time of pandemic, we are lucky to have Sarah navigating new terrain with us—and at a distance.

Peggi brings meeting planning from the scientific nonprofit sector to her role keeping our operations working well. As a volunteer for Arts for the Agingpreviously, Peggi hit the ground running with her internal knowledge of the organization and personal passion for our mission.

Mira is a sophomore at Tufts University studying psychology and entrepreneurship. With an interest in marketing and communications, this summer Mira will enhance Arts for the Aging’s website, social media, and newsletters, announcing updates and sharing stories during these unpredictable times.

Shreya is a recent graduate from Duke University with a degree in Neuroscience, the skills of a performing artist, and great interest in the intersection of arts and medicine.Shreya will help evaluate the effectiveness and health benefits of our celebrated creative aging programs over the coming year before plans for medical school.

Click here to learn more about our experienced and passionate team.

We also acknowledge our spring partnership in programming with Jeanine Cogan of Capacity Partners. Parlaying remote working and program redesign during a time when a new team is onboarding is no small feat.

We celebrate our richly talented faculty of teaching artists, board members, volunteers, staff, and community partners who make possible these heartwarming discoveries and transitions to new frontiers.