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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Seniors


15800 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 300Rockville, MD 20855 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Arts for the Aging is a nationally-recognized social service organization that delivers innovative, multi-disciplinary arts experiences in community and residential care settings and with museums and cultural institutions in Greater Washington D.C. We engage older adults and caregivers in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in arts programs and trainings that are specially designed to minimize the effects of a range of physical and cognitive challenges. An experienced and dedicated faculty of professional teaching artists are trained in our nationally-recognized best practices.


Arts for the Aging engages older adults and their professional and family caregivers in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in the multidisciplinary arts. Arts for the Aging’s vision, in the Greater Washington D.C. region and beyond, is to model and promote how important dignity and compassion are in the care of older adults, and that arts interventions provide accessible, healthful, and uplifting ways to cope with changing abilities as we age-sparking imagination, lifting spirits, and creating social bonds integral to happiness, vitality, and good health. This is why we call our signature program, Joy in Generation.


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