Artful Living: Blog

30th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating Pioneering Creative Aging

October 16, 2018

On October 15 AFTA celebrated its pearl anniversary with a gala and awards dinner at Top of the Hay, the crown atop the historic Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC, featuring a special program showcasing AFTA’s gifted professional artists. It was a beautiful evening recognizing luminaries in philanthropy, humanitarianism and thought leadership in health, aging and the arts. 30th Anniversary Gala Awardees were Teresa Heinz, Chair Emeritus of …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 formally …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 and …Read More