Artful Living: Programs

NCCA Conference: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging

October 26, 2016

  We are still talking about the expert advice, research, and joy-filled arts experiences we took in at this year’s National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) Conference here in Washington, D.C. AFTA was honored to be part of NCCA’s conference planning committee.  The excitement began as we planned an international exchange between our teaching artists and several conference participants from overseas. The planning began weeks before …Read More

“Weaving Our Stories” Beautifully Blends Generations

September 1, 2016

  This summer AFTA Teaching Artists Marcie Wolf-Hubbard (art) and Annetta Dexter Sawyer (dance, theatre) led four creative workshops with older adults and children aged 7-15 at Elizabeth House in Silver Spring, MD.  This was the third annual “Weaving Our Stories” program, a collaboration between AFTA and Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County.  Elizabeth House provides subsidized housing for older adults, and the youth …Read More

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

AFTA Art Exhibition at Alexandria City Hall

June 21, 2016

Artwork by participants in teaching artist Carol Siegel’s program at Alexandria Adult Day Services Center (AADSC) was exhibited in the Vola Lawson lobby of Alexandria’s City Hall from June 8 to June 29.  A celebration of the exhibition took place in the City Hall lobby on Tuesday, June 21. Special guests included the artists from AADSC and their family members, AADSC staff members, AFTA trustees, and …Read More