Feature on Scripps News

Scripps News is a national news network dedicated to objective investigative reporting. Recently, Janine Tursini, Director and CEO of Arts for the Aging, sat down with journalist Clayton Sandell to talk about arts participation’s transformative power as we grow older. Watch the episode here.

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October 2023 eNews: Behind Recent Evolutions

Group photograph of Arts for the Aging team, including staff and board of trustees. There are ten individuals standing together against a gray wall.

In this issue, we celebrate Arts for the Aging's recent organizational, community, and programmatic growth. Click here to read the full eNewsletter issue and become acquainted with new Arts for the Aging board officers, trustees, and staff.


Photograph: Late summer field trip to the Glenstone Museum

L-r: Sarah House, Jackie Vinick, Kiley Clements, Peggi McGovern, Ariel Green, Mercedes Blankenship, Kayla Conklin, Janine Tursini, and board members Catherine H.K. Bell and Judith Bauer

Happy Valentine's Day + Our 2022 Theme

Dear Friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love our artful community and want to express our appreciation for everyone who supports our cause and the incredible older adults and caregivers whom we are continuously privileged to work with. We hope you feel loved today and every day.

We’re also excited to celebrate Black History Month and thrilled to highlight the brilliant painter Alma Thomas, who was a beloved figure in the abstract expressionist movement and a trailblazer as a Black woman artist. Thomas created her most acclaimed work during the prolific years of her retirement after teaching art in the D.C. public school system for 38 years. Read the full newsletter here.

Photo by Stephanie Williams Images

We Reached Our Campaign Goal!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your tremendous support, I am delighted to share that we raised $46,000 for our End-of-Year Campaign to not only meet but exceed our $40,000 goal! Thank you for your wonderful generosity – we are deeply touched and grateful for your loyalty to our cause.

2021 was a challenging, meaningful, and transformative year at Arts for the Aging. We are thankful for all the members of our community who have allowed us to share the life-enhancing power of the arts with so many. Despite the pandemic, we were able to grow as thought leaders in the fields of creative aging and arts in health; we established new partnerships; expanded virtual and safe in-person programs; welcomed new staff and teaching artists; and began the vital work of becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Read the full newsletter here.

Photo by Stephanie Williams Images