Past Events

Arts & Wellness: A Symposium on Memory Loss and Caregiving

Is there a role for the arts in healthy aging? What is the connection between music, dance, art, poetry, and storytelling - and people with Alzheimer's? Come hear about five nationally field-tested models from artists whose work is pushing the boundaries in caregiving. These models represent some of the best hope for person - centered care and is an event not to be missed! 

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.

10th International IAHSA Conference – Connecting our Global Community

David Gentner, President and CEO of the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, NY and Dale Hilton, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Cleveland Museum will give a presentation on Creative Aging using Arts and Technology. Mr. Gentner will address how the Wartburg’s Creative Aging Council helps our residents express themselves through art, song, theater, poetry, and oral histories.

Teaching Artist Training Webinar

Learn more about the NCCA Online Teaching Artist Training in our Free webinar

Cherishing The Legacy

Join us for an exhibition of works presented by Art Cart: Saving the Legacy documenting artistic expression of 20th century artists over a lifetime for the broader community. This exhibition will feature a variety of older Washington, DC based artists' work as well as three artist panels (information listed below). There will also be an exhibit of older New York City based artists at New York University in New York, NY. Find out more here


Cherishing The Legacy

Join us for an exhibition in Washington, DC and New York City featuring artists from the Art Cart: Saving the Legacy project

Arts For The Aging: Intergenerational Celebration

Join AFTA for an art exhibition and reception at the final session of their summer intergenerational program. Participating seniors and youth will share memories and artwork created in their sessions. For more information, visit their WEBSITE or contact Brandi Rose, the program director.

Arts For The Aging: Garden Party

Join AFTA in celebrating the culmination of their summer arts program at Kensington Park. The outdoor event will feature live music, food, and an art exhibition and performance by seniors who participated in the program. For more information visit their WEBSITE or contact Brandi Rose, the program director.

7th Annual Performing Arts Camp for Adults 50+

This popular summer camp annually attracts older adults from around the state and nation who have an interest in, talent in, or desire to learn more about the arts.

The Transformational Power of the Arts in Healthy Aging - Conversations with GIA

What is the unique power of the arts to foster growth and expression at times of physical and emotional challenges? This question is being asked by researchers, philanthropists, and aging services providers across the globe.