What We Do

Focusing our mission service on older adults and caregivers impacted by a range of aging-related physical and cognitive health conditions, Arts for the Aging’s multi-disciplinary, participatory, and inclusive arts experiences take place in cooperation with adult day centers, community centers, senior centers, continuing care retirement communities, memory cafes, affordable housing communities, and with museum, cultural, and academic institutions in Greater Washington D.C. Programming can include trainings for practitioners in our creative care-giving methodologies.

Let's Work Together!

60%

Increase in peer interaction during programming

85%

Demonstrated appreciation for efforts and work of other participants

95%

Participated and connected socially with others

65%

Shared memories or imaginative stories

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About Arts for the Aging

Our Programs

Our Teaching Artists

Arts for the Aging’s mission is to engage older adults and caregivers with diverse abilities and backgrounds in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in the multidisciplinary arts. Our goal is to stimulate minds, bodies, spirits and imaginations.

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Arts for the Aging’s workshop curriculum is participatory and artist-led. It includes visual, musical, performing, literary, multidisciplinary, and intergenerational arts experiences. Our impact focuses primarily on older adults and caregivers impacted by a range of aging-related health conditions.

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Programs take place in cooperation with community and residential care settings, and museum, cultural, and academic partners. They are led by a faculty of teaching artists that is  grounded in diverse art forms and trained in our nationally recognized best-practices for healthy aging and caregiving.

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About AFTA

Arts for the Aging’s mission is to engage older adults and care partners in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in the arts. Our goal is to stimulate minds, bodies, spirits and imaginations.

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Our Programs

Our workshop curriculum is artist-led and includes visual, musical, performing, literary, multidisciplinary, and intergenerational arts experiences. Our impact focuses primarily on older adults with aging-related health conditions.

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Our Teaching Artists

Programs are led in community and residential care settings, and in museums and cultural institutions, by an experienced faculty of teaching artists, grounded in diverse artistic specialties and trained in our nationally recognized best-practices.

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News & Updates

Stay updated on Arts for the Aging’s current updates, as well as view articles in the broader news media related to “creative aging”. We’ve also included a range of toolkits and resources for those in the industry.

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