Our goal is to help create a society that values older adults with dementia. We achieve this by building genuine friendships between people with dementia and volunteers as they engage in art-making.
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with dementia. OMA also provides volunteers with opportunities to improve their attitudes toward aging through the weekly interaction with OMA program participants.
Learn how to start a program at your own location. Find training opportunities to become a certified OMA Facilitator.
Find an OMA program near you. Get trained and gain rewarding experiences.
Learn how to infuse the arts into care giving at home using free resources from the National Center for Creative Aging.