Past Events

How Do We See Our World

Join the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging at their How Do We See Our World seminar and discuss the benefits of the use of expressive arts in older adults. How Do We See Our World is the first conference in an ongoing series that introduces participants to the person-centered and integrated use of the expressive arts for self-actualization, community transformation, and social action.

THE CREATIVE AGE: Exploring Potential in the Second Half of Life A National Leadership Exchange and Conference on Creative Aging

Join leaders from across the country for a five-day event that focuses on research, policy and practice related to promoting creative expression as vital to healthy and productive aging.

More than 100 speakers will present their work at some of D.C.’s most-esteemed arts venues, including Arena Stage and The Phillips Collection.

A selection of events include:

Grantmakers Partnership Project Webinar Series

For the past few years, National Center for Creative Aging has partnered with Grantmakers in the Arts, Grantmakers In Aging and Granmakers in Health to provide technical assistance to funders interested in creative aging through conference presentations, regional issues forums, and a Thought Leader Forum. Join us for a three part webinar series featuring representatives from each granmaker affinty group as they speak about the growing capacity for funding for arts and aging programming around the country.

Beautiful Minds Webinar

Learn about our Beautiful Minds campaign, featuring adults 55+ living inspiring second half of their lives!

Art Cart: Saving the Legacy Webinar

Learn more about the Research Center for Arts and Culture's Art Cart: Saving the Legacy

Villa Musica presents Second Tuesday Concert Series

Come hear Villa Musica's world-class faculty perform at the Tuesday morning concert series. Villa Musica’s artist/teachers are showcased in monthly recitals that include question and answer sessions.
9/10: Caitlin Fahey (cello) & Isaac Crow (bass)
10/8: Mai Lon Gittelsohn (singer & poet) 
11/12: Jill Reis (voice) & Julie Page (piano)
12/10: TBA

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents I Remember Better When I Paint

In celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) invites you to join for a screening of I Remember Better When I Paint, a film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, narrated by Olivia de Havilland on Sunday, Sept. 22nd 2:00-4:00PM. The film screening will be followed by a participatory art-making workshop for all ages and abilities.
Registration details: This event is FREE with Museum admission. Please register by reserving tickets by emailing or call (415) 655-7856.

Exhibition and Artists Reception

Arts for the Aging announces an exhibit by program participants.  Entitled Art from the Heart: Reflections of Who We Are, it will feature poetry, drawing, painting, collage and mixed media artwork by members of the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) Kensington Club@Parklawn and participants of LEAP (Leadership Empowerment & Action Program) in conjunction with JCA's Interages and AFTA. The exhibition will run from September 17 through December 28, 2013.

Tremble Clefs Choir

Therapeutic singing group for people living with Parkinson’s disease and care partners.  The group is led by conductor Marilyn Okonow, and uses LSVT principals and a strength-based, community-oriented philosophy to simultaneously encourage maintenance of vocal quality and a joyful experience.  No singing experience required.

PD Dance

Therapeutic dance/exercise/yoga and support group for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.  Led by dance instructor Art Sullivan, who trained with the Mark Morris Dance Group in Parkinson’s dance.  No dance experience required.