Creative Aging Virtual Programs

Connect with older adults across the country during hour-long, participatory, and inclusive Arts for the Aging virtual workshops led by a multi-disciplinary faculty of teaching artists. Spark imagination and memory, lift spirits, and create social bonds integral to happiness, vitality, and good health in these Creative Aging Virtual Programs.

Programs include music, creative movement, poetry, theater, visual art, and more. All workshops are closed captioned.

Upcoming Programs Calendar

Moving Stories

Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 PM

Teaching Artist: Sloka Iyengar
Theme: Movement and Storytelling
Find the joy of expression, movement, music, and storytelling with Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Sloka Iyengar. Sloka, a neuroscientist and dancer, connects movement and imagination with Bharatanatyam. This classical Indian dance form originated in the temples of South India more than 2,000 years ago, and entails storytelling with hand gestures and facial expressions. Participants will use observation and visualization to travel through a dreamscape in their mind and body.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 849 1015 1071


The Shape of Things

Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 PM

Teaching Artist: Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Theme: Visual Art
Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Marcie Wolf-Hubbard guides participants through the process of examining the connections between art and nature in The Shape of Things. This interactive live workshop explores the process of still-life drawing. Participants bring their own paper, pencils, and objects from their home or found in nature to sketch. Marcie provides encouragement and immediate feedback to create a supportive, social experience.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 897 2309 5122


Moving With the World

Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 PM

Teaching Artist: Annetta Dexter Sawyer
Theme: Movement
Explore healing movement, world music, and dance with Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Annetta Dexter Sawyer in Moving With the World. Annetta leads participants in gentle, healing movements that stimulate mind and body. All you need to participate is a willingness to experiment. No language barrier exists when we dance, heal, and listen to music.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 821 2287 0970


Hope's Verse: A Journey Through Poetry

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 PM

Teaching Artist: Casey Catherine Moore
Theme: Poetry
Experience an enriching and uplifting journey through the world of poetry with Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Casey Catherine Moore. Participants will explore the theme of hope and its transformative power in words and movement. This workshop is designed for older adults who wish to delve into the beauty of words and express their experiences, aspirations, and dreams through creative verse. No previous experience in poetry writing is required, only an open heart and a willingness to explore the beauty of hope through creative expression.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 837 1348 9590



Free to Move

Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 PM

Teaching Artist: Sandra Roachford
Theme: Movement
Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Sandra Roachford encourages you to be Free to Move and take a break from your daily routine in this spirited workshop. Participants may gather props and objects from home such as scarves, handkerchiefs, or a small ball to enhance the experience. Seated or standing older adults and caregivers work together to create free form dances inspired by discussions that connect to thoughts, emotions, and memories. Classical music and Big Band selections promote an atmosphere for reminiscence and ease of movement.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 843 6134 8094


Holiday Cardmaking

Wednesday, December 6, 2:00 PM


Teaching Artist: Paula Cleggett
Theme: Visual Art
Join Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Paula Cleggett for Holiday Cardmaking, a virtual workshop that explores winter holidays and connecting through visual art and words. Participants can gather materials in their homes to create a work of art to mail to friends or loved ones. Blank greeting cards, paper, magazines, scissors, glue, and any writing or drawing implements can be used to create a holiday card. Participants without materials will help create a group project by guiding Paula with design choices.
Greenbelt Gail program participants and HOC residents can pick up heART Kits with art materials to support the virtual workshop.

Call in: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 847 9877 1530



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