Arts for the Aging 23rd Annual Benefit Gala celebrated at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger of Luxembourg and his wife, Mrs. Louise ?erblomAmbassador Jean-Paul Senninger of Luxembourg and his wife, Mrs. Louise ?erblom

ARTS FOR THE AGING (AFTA) – the Washington DC area arts service organization founded by Lolo Sarnoff – held its 23rd Annual Benefit Gala at the elegant Embassy of the grand Duchy of Luxembourg on Embassy Row on Tuesday evening, November 1, 2011.

AMBASSADOR Jean-Paul Senninger of Luxembourg gave the opening remarks to the guests. Master of Ceremonies was Patrick Haggerty. Additionally the event featured the 4th Annual Lolo Sarnoff Award Presentation to Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Director at The Phillips Collection. Violinist Anthony Hyatt performed during the event. After the program, a delicious buffet was served at the chancery’s second floor.

Anthony C. Morella, Monique Summers-Mally, former Maryland Congresswoman and former U.S. Permanent Representative to the OECD Connie Morella, and Gerhard Mally.Anthony C. Morella, Monique Summers-Mally, former Maryland Congresswoman and former U.S. Permanent Representative to the OECD Connie Morella, and Gerhard Mally.

FOR 23 YEARS Arts for the Aging has been a pioneer in the concept of providing free community arts resources for older adults, focusing their mission services on those who are vulnerable and living with a broad range of physical and cognitive impairments.

FOUNDED by Lolo Sarnoff, who has worked as a professional artist learning first-hand the health benefits of lifelong creative activity, the organization’s arts engagement workshops are specifically designed to improve older adult’s mental and physical health, longevity and overall quality of life. For more information: www.AFTAarts.org.

AFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum, Gala Co-Chair Joyce S. Hagel-Silverman, Executive Director Janine Tursini, and Gala Co-Chair Susanne E. EisingerAFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum, Gala Co-Chair Joyce S. Hagel-Silverman, Executive Director Janine Tursini, and Gala Co-Chair Susanne E. Eisinger

AFTAFundraiser.20111102 029.JPGEva and Steven Lamb

Ambassador Jean Paul Senninger of Luxembourg gives a speech to the guests. On the left AFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum. Ambassador Jean Paul Senninger of Luxembourg gives a speech to the guests. On the left AFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum.

Photographer Neshan H. Naltchayan and Chris Warnke Photographer Neshan H. Naltchayan and Chris Warnke

Dominic and Gunilla Ramella, and Don BlissDominic and Gunilla Ramella, and Don Bliss

George Chavez, Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger of Luxembourg and his wife Mrs. Louise ?erblomGeorge Chavez, Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger of Luxembourg and his wife Mrs. Louise ?erblom

AFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum and Executive Director Janine TursiniAFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum and Executive Director Janine Tursini

Arts for the Aging 23rd Annual Benefit Gala celebrated at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C.

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