What We Do

Focusing our mission service especially on older adults living with aging-related physical and cognitive health conditions, Arts for the Aging’s high-quality participatory arts experiences take place at dozens of adult day centers, community centers, senior centers, assisted living communities, affordable housing communities, and in museums and cultural institutions in Greater Washington D.C.; programming can include trainings for practitioners in our creative care-giving methodologies.

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42%

Increase in Peer Interaction during Programming

8%

Improvement in Posture, with Attention and Strengthened Confidence

58%

Increase in Positive Emotional Behavior

83%

of Participants 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 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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Arts for the Aging’s 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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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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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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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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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