Arts for the Aging receives the 2020 Impact Award from Nonprofit Village

Arts for the Aging is honored to receive the 2020 Impact Award from Nonprofit Village. The Impact Award is presented to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate their ability to enact social change through collaboration and sustainable management practices. Our heartfelt thanks to Nonprofit Village for this wonderful recognition, and congratulations to fellow awardee, the D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center, Safe Shores!

In an interview with philanthropist and Nonprofit Village board member emeritus, Jeffrey Slavin — pictured here with Michele Booth Cole of Safe Shores and Arts for the Aging’s Director & CEO Janine Tursini — hear about how Arts for the Aging builds community, and more.

We are delighted that one of our Quicksilver dance company members could join us for the ceremonial (virtual!) presentation.

It is wonderful to be a member of a team that is innovative and creative, and committed to improving the lives of senior citizens in a way that is so much fun.” –– Judith Bauer, Quicksilver dance company member and volunteer

The award show can be viewed here, and the interviews with more about Arts for the Aging and Safe Shores here .

Arts for the Aging’s family of supporters are part of a vibrant community that makes our work possible. We hope you have been inspired to join us this year in support of the new virtual platforms and heART Kits that are continuing through the pandemic to bring community, connection, and joy to so many older adults and caregivers in Greater Washington D.C.

We cherish this recognition and remain inspired to continue igniting the flames of creativity that lie within us all, leading to better health and wellness in aging.

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.