Artful Living: Blog

2017 Fall Events

December 22, 2017

Board members and volunteers with Arts for the Aging hosted artful parties and salons in their homes with new and longtime friends of AFTA, and special guests too, this past fall. We shared the spirit of our mission through conversation, video, and short demos in music-making, storytelling, and visual art and movement — sparking the joy and imagination that uplifts our souls and our health, 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.

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.          

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