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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.

Fall Program E-Newsletter

November 21, 2017

  Our Fall Program e-news is published.  You can read it here. We’d also like to share some additional photos from our Teaching Artist Institute workshop on November 16. AFTA Teaching Artists and senior center partners for an evening of good food, art-making and conversation.  Thank you to Dr. Judy Rollins for leading our art activity and discussion.          

Music, Art and Dance at The Kreeger Museum

June 22, 2017

  This spring AFTA partnered again with The Kreeger Museum and Levine Music on a series of workshops designed around the Conversations at The Kreeger program. Conversations is a program for individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers that provides a forum for dialogue and connection through art and music.  In our expansion of the Conversations program, AFTA Teaching Artists lead hands-on art, music and dance workshops …Read More

“Weaving Our Stories” Beautifully Blends Generations

September 1, 2016

  This summer AFTA Teaching Artists Marcie Wolf-Hubbard (art) and Annetta Dexter Sawyer (dance, theatre) led four creative workshops with older adults and children aged 7-15 at Elizabeth House in Silver Spring, MD.  This was the third annual “Weaving Our Stories” program, a collaboration between AFTA and Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County.  Elizabeth House provides subsidized housing for older adults, and the youth …Read More