Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities. Community based arts programming helps older people as the keepers of culture remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models encouraging a strong sense of meaning and purpose in healthy living in vital communities. In this section you will find all the information on our website including news, events, stories, research and more pertaining to community arts programming.

Learn about self-care techniques through the creative arts

Encore Chorale, the nation’s largest choral program for older adults, will present our Kennedy Center Season Finale Encore Chorale in a Holiday Concert. This will include ALL our Encore Chorales!

This fall, Arts for the Aging (AFTA) presented a new programmatic series, The Rediscovery Project. Seniors at Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care Center in Washington, DC used art, music and dance to rediscover the Depression era.

Now experiencing retirement, Joanne Taylor wonders how she ever had time for a full time job. Her community leadership roles, dedication to yoga, and international travel adventures now consume most of her days and continue to bring excitement and happiness into her life.

I'd like to share my experience dancing at the Dance Generators workshop on Saturday, October 6th.

Hugh Aaron resides in a community that thrives from the creativity of its engaging older population.