Washington Post Feature

Arts for the Aging’s work to bridge the gap with isolated seniors is featured in this Washington Post article. Despite the limits of social distancing, we’re working to find innovative ways to deliver arts engagement to older adults and their caregivers. Arts for the Aging will be incorporating virtual technologies and volunteers in these efforts. Stay tuned to learn how you can support us.

We're Hiring

As Arts for the Aging forges ahead with a newly revitalized strategic plan celebrating recent growth and enrichment in our mission and programming, we are expanding and transitioning our team. We’re inviting applications for new and continuing full-time staff positions -- Program Director, Administrative Manager and Fundraising Coordinator-- with anticipated interview and hire dates in March-April 2020. The job descriptions and application instructions are available via the links above. A cover letter, that describes how your skills and experience directly match the respective position, to accompany your resume is mandatory. No phone inquiries or snail mail applications, please.

UPDATE: We are pausing on accepting applications for the Administrative Manager and Program Director positions, as we move into the interview phase for those searches. Still being accepted are Fundraising Coordinator applications, as of 3/26/20. 

Over the last two years our artistic faculty and reach to community partners has grown by 20%. 23 teaching artists --- five who are new introducing curricula in theatre, play-writing, poetry, and tango --- regularly reach 1,376 older adults and caregivers in 50 community and residential care settings and cultural institutions in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. Together with 600 annual and celebrated music, dance, and visual arts programs, these workshops provide accessible and uplifting ways to meet the effects of changing abilities that come with aging.

With the challenge that most of our staff is changing at once, comes the opportunity to bring on new colleagues around similar hiring timelines to partner with us in next exciting steps. We look forward to hearing from you.

Piloting tango workshops during 2019’s Year in Movement

With a goal to enrich our arts curricula by celebrating the art of tango and freedom of expression in older adults, Arts for the Aging and the Embassy of Argentina launched a series of tango workshops at one of the dozens of communities we serve in the Greater Washington D.C. region. The series was co-created by mentoring teaching artists from Arts for the Aging, and performing artists from ROMEZ3arts, Tango Brillante DC and Tango Mercurio. Over six weeks we came together at Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care Center in Washington, D.C. --- artists, seniors, care givers, intergenerational volunteers --- for weekly workshops specially designed to spark socialization and self-expression in vulnerable older adult and care partner populations. Click here and here for photos and video from the culminating workshop, Milonga at Downtown Clusters, and from our weekly community-based tango workshop series August 1 - September 5, 2019. 

Annual Report in Brief

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.