Artful Living: News

Dementia Arts in the National Spotlight

September 25, 2012

In September, several events in Washington, D.C. focused on the advancement of research in arts and aging. The field is ever-growing. The National Academy of Sciences and a consortium composed of the Committee on National Statistics, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Institutes of Health hosted a workshop entitled “Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship between the Arts and …Read More

An Interview with Quicksilver Founder Nancy Havlik

August 23, 2012

Nearly 20 years ago, AFTA Teaching Artist Nancy Havlik founded the senior improvisational dance group Quicksilver. We sat down with Nancy to discuss the secret to their success. How was Quicksilver founded, and what was your original mission for the group? I was very curious about starting an improvisation-based dance class for seniors.  At that time Liz Lerman had disbanded her senior company “Dancers of …Read More

Position Announcement

August 14, 2012

Join our pioneering staff in a shared dynamic work environment at Non-Profit Village of Rockville, MD.  AFTA is seeking a motivated, resourceful, decision-oriented individual for the part-time, permanent position of Administrator. This position is the first point of contact with all levels of our stakeholders, provides support to our small staff and AFTA’s activities and ensures efficiencies and quality control of our office systems. The …Read More

Fresh Look. Big Honor.

June 13, 2012

What better way to begin rolling out Arts for the Aging’s 25th Anniversary next year than with our new look and announcement of an exciting new honor? NEW, is our vibrant logo (top left), most recently seen anchoring our website re-launch this past winter. It now is making its way into more print and online materials, and with color schemes meant to spark the spirit …Read More