Artful Living: Programs

Creative Aging Exhibition at The Phillips Collection

October 25, 2018

We marked another 30th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the mounting of a Creative Aging exhibition at the stunning Phillips Collection museum in Washington D.C. Works in the show highlight community partnerships that celebrate art and wellness. Art featured made by AFTA participants center around themes explored in the Phillips’ 10 Americans: After Paul Klee show which we visited with older adult participants in our programs earlier this …Read More

“The Rhythms of Life:” Integrating Percussion with Movement

July 2, 2018

  Iona Senior Services welcomed AFTA teaching artists-in-training Chris Brown and Manny Arciniega to lead a program called, “The Rhythms of Life,” which features musical technology and themes new to AFTA programming. Chris and Manny began the program by playing for Iona’s older adults as they walked into the room to join; Chris strummed a melody on the bass while Manny accompanied on percussion. To …Read More

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 …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.