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OMA in Findlay, Ohio

| In the News

Seniors living at Birchaven Village are asked how they are feeling before starting art class, then after. At the end, “just about always, they’re happier,” Birchaven volunteer coordinator Ruth...
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OMA at Didsbury, Canada

| In the News

An intergenerational art program, Opening Minds through Art (OMA), recently held at Bethany Didsbury brought together students from Didsbury High School’s (DHS) leadership class and lodge residents...
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Outside the Box: Toward the Stars

| OMA Updates

On a warm October morning, six Opening Minds through Art (OMA) students painted while six members of Threshold Choir Miami University (TCMU) sang to them. These two organizations came together to...
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Is OMA’s Future in Medicine?

| OMA Updates

Originally a graduate gerontology thesis at Miami University, Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is now an internationally recognized creative arts program celebrating its 10th Anniversary! ...
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Featured Site, Winter 2018 – Alzheimer Society...

| Featured Sites

This past October, Alzheimer Society of Calgary became the first international OMA facilitator training center and the third OMA facilitator training center overall. This is big news for Canada and...
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Elizabeth Lokon awarded 2018 Bishop Medal

| OMA Updates

  Opening Minds Through Art’s (OMA) founder and director, Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, was honored this year with Miami University’s Bishop Medal. This award is presented to individuals who...
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