OMA Hybrid Facilitator Training

The hybrid training covers the same contents as the fully in-person training. In this format, about 2/3 of the material, or about 12-15 hours, will be covered online. You can complete this online portion of the training at your own pace. This will be followed by an in-person practicum offered at different dates and locations. You must complete both the online training and the in-person practicum to become a certified OMA Facilitator.

All training sessions are open to anyone.

Online Training contents

  • Interactive instruction on the why, what, and how of implementing the award-winning, evidence-based Scripps OMA program.
  • OMA activity design principles to create failure-free art projects for people with dementia.
  • Evidence base of OMA’s impact on people with dementia and student volunteers.

In-person Practicum Outline: Day 1 from 2-6 pm (Registration opens at 1:30 pm); Day 2 from 8 am – 4 pm.

  • Practicum #1: Observe OMA session and serve as an OMA volunteer, working 1-1 with residents who have dementia with reflection and feedback session
  • Practicum #2:Art-making sampler: Create 4 OMA projects
  • Practicum #3: Conduct an OMA session on your own with reflection and feedback session
  • Closing ceremony and certificates

Training Locations

Ohio

Richmond, VA

St Louis, MO

 

Calgary, AB

Contact an OMA Facility
Please feel free to contact the administrators listed below that have implemented OMA in their facility below.

 

  • Jeff Baxter, CEO/President, Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond, IN: jbaxter@ffcinc.org or 765-962-6546.
  • Carol Elliott, CEO/President, Jewish Home Family, Rockleigh, NJ: celliott@jewishhomefamily.org or 201-784-1414
  • Melissa Baxter, Activity Director, Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond, IN: [email protected] or 765-914-5086
  • Ali Cada, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Society, Calgary, Canada: [email protected] or 403-701-4036
  • Ashley Cunningham, OT Faculty at Marryville University, St. Louis, MO: [email protected] or 314-398-4314
  • Mark Hierholzer, CEO, Art for the Journey, Richmond, VA: [email protected] or 804-937-7746
  • Molly Sahner, Program Coordinator, Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown, PA: [email protected] or 215-262-8678