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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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“Silver or Gold?”

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Joanne Chiao, a medical student, explains how her OMA partner taught her that behind the disease there is a person. Her experiences of listening to her artist served her later on in a patient...
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“Art program has positive effects on residents...

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Carol Elliott, President and CEO of Jewish Home Family Facilities in New Jersey, explains how OMA has impacted residents at her facilities. She also offers tips for successful implementation of the...
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New Friends Care program addresses dementia through art

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Friends Care Community is currently implementing a new program to aid residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia — by helping them express themselves through art. Opening...
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“Students Work with Dementia Patients to Chall...

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Teens from Calgary’s Jack James High School have spent the year volunteering time to work with residents of Clifton Manor to create projects through the Opening Minds through Art program. And...
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