Monday, July 13, 2015

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) - 2015 Programs of Distinction Designee

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an intergenerational art program for people with dementia.

It is grounded in person-centered ethics and founded on the fact that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively.

There is a growing body of empirical evidence that creative expression improves their physical and psychological well-being.

The mission of OMA is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art.

The program is implemented in group sessions: Up to 12 people with dementia with the assistance of 12 trained volunteers working on a one-to-one basis. 

The art-making sessions culminate in a gallery exhibition celebrating the artists’ accomplishments while educating the public about the creative capacities of people with dementia.

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