Building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art
Grant Funding to Implement OMA in VA and OH
Our partners at Art for the Journey in Richmond, VA, have received a grant with LeadingAge Virginia to implement OMA in nursing homes across the state. Now, long-term care providers in both Ohio AND Virginia can apply for funding to implement OMA.

Selected nursing homes will receive scholarships for two staff members to attend OMA training (valued at $1500), plus $2000 to purchase art supplies. Fully online and hybrid trainings are available. Don't miss this opportunity to bring a highly rated, person-centered program to your location! For more information about opportunities in each state, click the boxes below.
OMA receives 2nd Annual Maude's Award
Maude’s Awards were created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. OMA was selected as one of three organizations to win the Innovation in Alzheimer's Care Award for 2021, along with $25,000.
FREE Emotion-Focused Communication Training
The way we respond emotionally to others can impact how we provide care. This FREE course from Miami University is designed to increase your awareness of your own emotions and help you identify emotions in others. Strategies are then provided for how to manage those emotions – yours and your care recipients’.
Giving Tuesday: Mark your calendars for November 30th!
Giving Tuesday (November 30th): Please join in the movement to "unleash the power of radical generosity" by donating to OMA and supporting our mission to create a society that values older adults and people living with dementia. OMA builds genuine intergenerational friendships through arts engagement. Your donation helps us achieve our mission.
Featured Graduate Student: Rosemarie Oakman
Rosemarie is OMA's Graduate Assistant this academic year. She joins us with 11 years of experience in arts programming for people living with dementia and their care partners in healthcare facilities, community arts organizations, art museums, and on virtual platforms. She holds a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon and a BFA from Alfred University. Welcome, Rosemarie!
Art Idea: Mini Theatres
Chloe Bradwell, a drama practitioner and current PhD candidate at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, developed a process for individuals in long-term care communities to generate original stories. Each mini theaters invites you into a world of imagination. In this post, Chloe shares her tips on how to create your own theaters and use them with individuals in long-term care communities.
NIA Alzheimer's Resource
Looking for information on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias from the federal government all in one place? Visit the new website to find information for those whose lives are touched by dementia. Check it out!
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