Artful Living: Blog

“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

Save the Date: 30th Anniversary AFTA Gala

June 26, 2018

Arts for the Aging will celebrate its 30th anniversary year with a fall gala and awards dinner you will not want to miss. The celebration will take place on October 15, 2018 at the Top-of-the-Hay, the crown atop the historic and prestigious Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C.  The gala will recognize visionaries in philanthropy, humanitarianism, and thought leadership in health, aging and the arts: Mrs. Teresa Heinz will accept AFTA’s 2018 …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

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