News and Updates

Art Program for People with Dementia Spreads Far Bey...

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Along with a retired art teacher, a friend, her husband and some classmates, Elizabeth “Like” Lokon started an art program for people with dementia more than a decade ago. She was a Miami...
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OMA in Findlay, Ohio

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Elizabeth Lokon awarded 2018 Bishop Medal

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  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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