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As part of The Art of Living Well® approach to wellness programming, The Carnegie fosters unique partnerships with prestigious cultural institutions and local businesses to curate continuous opportunities designed to enrich the lives of our residents. These intellectual and educational collaborations create memorable experiences only available through The Carnegie, fostering a strong sense of community and contributing to the growth and vitality of the local economy.  From exclusive membership privileges to rotating art galleries and engaging performances, our partnerships are carefully aligned with our Signature brand to elevate the lives of our residents.

Our Partners:


Our partnership with The Kennedy Center focuses on the intersection of music and wellness, creating a one-of-a-kind collaboration between the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Institute of Health, and Empower Me. Sound Health Fridays at The Carnegie will center on supporting those with cognitive impairment by blending music therapy, memory care best practices and occupational therapy. In addition, our rotating Art Gallery at The Carnegie will host works from the exclusive VSA Art Collection at The Kennedy Center, featuring a wide range of art from children’s creations to Andy Warhol. The Carnegie Club Membership will provide unique privileges at The Kennedy Center for our residents, including VIP tours and dinners at the Roof Terrace Restaurant.


The International Spy Museum (SPY) holds the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display.  Spy with Me  is an interactive experience for older adults living with dementia and their care partners, where SPY creatively incorporates music and artifacts to explore historical spy stories. The Carnegie has partnered with SPY to bring exclusive behind-the-scenes VIP opportunities, where residents will gain special access and privileges as part of this unique collaboration – another exclusive opportunity brought to you by our Signature wellness programming.


The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. FLOC Membership privileges for The Carnegie will provide access to exclusive events, keynote speakers, and unique educational experiences to participate in hands-on lifelong learning. In collaboration with The Carnegie’s Technology Lounge, residents will have the opportunity to work with FLOC to assist with digitizing records, including rare historical documents like John F Kennedy’s Journal and the Veterans History Project which focuses on archives of the Vietnam War.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University

The Carnegie’s collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Johns Hopkins University centers around intellectual growth and exploration, one of the nine dimensions of wellness we seek to provide to our residents. When open, OLLI’s new location at The Carnegie will allow residents convenient access to a full calendar of workshops, lectures, and educational activities that contribute to their overall well-being.


The Carnegie is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution to provide membership privileges and be part of their traveling exhibit program, SITES. This nationally recognized initiative strengthens connections between the Smithsonian and communities to inspire a deeper understanding of our world and how it can be changed for the better. As part of our rotating gallery and lecture series, this unique partnership with The Carnegie will allow residents to experience art history in a more immersive way for continuous education and cultural appreciation.


With their expertise in sourcing and showcasing captivating pieces, The Art Collective adds an extra layer of sophistication and artistic flair to the Gaithersburg community. We are proud to display their collections at the Discovery Center and look forward to working with The Art Collective on an ongoing basis to fill The Carnegie’s gallery with exceptional pieces that will enrich the lives of our residents.


As part of our commitment to stimulating all of the senses, The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center proudly collaborates with Fig & Fire, a natural candle company renowned for their safer, high-quality offerings. Inspired by Gaithersburg’s unique charms and The Carnegie lifestyle, Fig & Fire is developing an exclusive fragrance designed to enhance residents’ overall sense of luxury and well-being.


One of the nation’s top literary events, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is near and dear to The Carnegie thanks to the extraordinary impact we believe literature has on society. Conceptualized in 2010 by Mayor Jud Ashman, the Gaithersburg Book Festival celebrates the written word through its mission of fostering an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation within the community. Each year, a core committee of city staff and dedicated volunteers carefully plans and oversees the execution of the festival, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country.


Through our partnership with Politics & Prose, D.C.’s premier independent bookseller, residents enjoy access to a diverse selection of books and other literary resources that nurture a love for reading. Beyond its well-stocked shelves, Politics & Prose provides immersive experiences that aim to connect literature with real-world exploration, from planning engaging trips inspired by famous storylines to author seminars that offer residents the unique opportunity to interact with writers and gain deeper insights into the creative process behind their books.


Is there anything more comforting than the smell and taste of a good cup of coffee in the morning? At The Carnegie, we’re proud to collaborate with Rustic Route, a distinguished coffee brand known for its premium, handcrafted roasts. Our mutual commitment to excellence offers the perfect springboard to create an exclusive coffee blend that complements the distinctive lifestyle found at The Carnegie.


Created by a Bethesda mother-daughter team, Sarah and Annie Park, this local artisan proudly serves small-batch, locally-sourced ice cream made with natural ingredients. Sarah and her team have been dedicated to community engagement and service. From ice cream donations, fundraiser partnerships, and book drives, Sarah’s Handmade is an enthusiastic supporter of St Jude’s Hospital, National Institute of Children’s Inn, local high schools, and many other worthwhile causes. It’s no wonder they achieved the honor for Best of Bethesda. The Carnegie will be the proud home to one of the only a few select locations in the DMV area.


Nestled among the picturesque backdrop of Avenel, this TPC championship golf course stands as testament to golfing excellence and refined leisure. From the tournament-tested golf course to the well-appointed Clubhouse to exceptional dining experiences, TPC Potomac has consistently upheld the PGA TOUR’s highest standards. Residents at The Carnegie will benefit from membership privileges, special outings, and opportunities to enjoy the impeccable service of the clubhouse team, recognized with countless honors and accolades.


Our dedication to whole-body wellness extends to our relationship with Woodhouse Spa Gaithersburg, located in thriving Downtown Crown. Renowned for its exceptional wellness experiences, Woodhouse Spa offers a wide array of premium spa services and treatments, allowing us to provide residents with opportunities for relaxation and self-care in a serene and rejuvenating environment.


Established as an outpatient therapy organization by senior health care specialists, Empower Me provides integrated physical, occupational, and speech therapy services with full-service diagnostics, personalized pharmacy, and nurse practitioner healthcare onsite. Transforming the way healthcare is delivered, issues are identified faster to effectively promote preventive care, manage chronic disease, and address acute illnesses and injuries. This impactful partnership with The Carnegie directly aligns with the Kisco Signature mission of putting the health and wellbeing of our residents at the forefront of everything we do, every day.


The Carnegie has teamed up with Prime IV Hydration Therapy to provide a unique way to promote ongoing healthy living. Therapeutic IV hydration can be the fastest, most effective way to deliver critical fluids and nutrients throughout the body.  Blended with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, hydration therapy enables the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to regulate sleep, mood, appetite, and boost the immune system. Designed to proactively maintain an optimal healthy lifestyle, hydration therapy improves muscular movement, blood circulation, metabolism, and energy levels. Our residents will benefit from onsite access for ongoing therapy throughout the year.


Partnered with Lone Oak Brewery, The Carnegie is thrilled to bring you exceptional experiences rooted in the time-honored traditions of craftsmanship and shared community values embodied by Lone Oak Brewery. Located in the heart of Montgomery County, Lone Oak Farm is not simply a brewery; it’s a farm with a brewery. Their 28.66 acres of bucolic fields and streams, utilization of locally sourced lumber, and dedication to using ingredients grown right on their farm, including barley, hops, berries, and honey, truly exemplify their unwavering commitment to our local ethos. Their journey is a testament to the enduring spirit of craftsmanship, and we are honored to be a part of it.


Teaming up with Charley Prime Food, The Carnegie proudly introduces a culinary expert with a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences. Together, we’re proud to present a harmonious blend of culinary excellence that embodies our commitment to fine dining. As part of our partnership, Charley Prime Food will craft a signature cocktail exclusively for The Carnegie, adding a unique and memorable dimension to our signature dining experience.


In collaboration with The Wine Concierge, a dedicated advocate for local vineyards and boutique wine producers, The Carnegie is excited to offer exceptional wine experiences that celebrate the richness, flavor, and craftsmanship inherent in every bottle. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every resident enjoys a curated wine experience with the assistance of an on-site sommelier, adding an extra layer of expertise and flavor to life at The Carnegie.


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