Artful Living: Media

Motivations and Innovations

January 9, 2017

The Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington invited our Director and CEO to share what inspires her work with Arts for the Aging.  You can read more about that here.  And, congratulations to CFP founder Barbara Harman for being named Washingtonian of the Year for 2016!

Website Debut of New AFTA Video

June 30, 2016

You’re invited into the compelling world of Arts for the Aging, a place where AFTA’s gifted and sensitive Teaching Artists facilitate all manner of arts programming for older adults, many of whom face memory and physical challenges, but whose lives are enriched by artistic self-expression and participation in the creative process.   This video was made possible through a generous grant from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus …Read More

Our Story in the New York Times

March 16, 2016

In the March 8, 2016 Science section of The New York Times, Personal Health columnist Jane E. Brody talks about the importance of arts participation and its link to better health, including the work of Arts for the Aging.  Ms. Brody describes that “Music, dance, poetry and painting are pumping new life into older bodies and minds,” capturing the essence of key programs and happenings in the national field …Read More

AFTA Makes Front Page News

October 2, 2014

The Beacon, a monthly paper for people over the age of 50 in the Greater Washington area, has just published this profile of Arts for the Aging titled “Art and music erase limitations” in its October issue. The article’s author Barbara Ruben visited a workshop with AFTA Teaching Artist Anthony Hyatt at The Kensington Club @ Parklawn while researching the story.  We had a delightful time! Did …Read More