Artful Living: News

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 and …Read More

Annual Report in Brief

December 18, 2017

Arts for the Aging brings therapeutic, multidisciplinary, groups arts workshops to vulnerable older adults especially, in primarily underserved community and residential care settings in Greater Washington. We recently published this briefing with highlights of our annual program.

September Sparks

September 27, 2017

Even in the most prosaic and impulsive ways that we may dance or sing, write, paint or act, it is self-expression that brings to light our most extraordinary selves. Arts for the Aging will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year–three decades combating isolation and spreading joy and better health to older adults, especially those living with aging-related health impairments. In welcoming autumn, we share with you this …Read More

In Loving Memory of Asher Hyatt

September 11, 2017

Asher Hyatt was a friend to AFTA and is the father of AFTA teaching artist Anthony Hyatt. He passed away on August 27 and a beautiful memorial service was held on Saturday, September 2nd to honor his extraordinary life.  He will be greatly missed.