While many think of napping as something lazy people do, research tells us that napping regularly helps productive people stay healthy and be more vibrant, find out why
Using Art to Explain Alzheimer's to Children
In this 4-minute video, see why the book Why Can't Grandma Remember My Name? uses art produced by children alongside art produced by Alzheimer's patients to explain Alzheimer's disease to children, viewHERE.
Mindfulness-Based Art Workshop March 12th
This monthly workshop, conducted in a studio environment, is designed to foster reflective practices, respite, and enjoyment for participants.
The topic for March's workshop is:
The Practice of Self-Care, for more details click HERE.
Why I Chose Dementia Care
At a time when I experienced loss and tragedy, I had wonderful therapists help me and motivated me to become a therapist. After spending time with elderly and terminally ill individuals I felt that they were in greater need for care, compassion and empathy.
My Favorite Part of OPICA
At OPICA I hold hands with my clients, look in their eyes, hug them, dance with them, and really, really get to know them. Being here is therapeutic for me.
Notecards Featuring Original Art by OPICA Members
We are proud to introduce our newly designed note cards featuring artwork created by OPICA Members. Support OPICA with a gift of $25 to be awarded this set of four beautiful cards, clickHEREto learn more.
Powerful Tool for CAREgivers
Learn how to Care for yourself while Caring for a loved one. You will learn techniques to:
Reduce personal stress
Communicate your needs effectively
Manage emotions while coping with difficult situations
Use best approaches for comforting and gaining compliance
42% of working Americans have at some point in the past five years been a CAREgiver to an elderly or chronically-ill family member. How to manage your job and care responsibility is not intuitive, learn helpful tipsHERE.
Respite Groups keep CAREgivers Healthy
OPICA's Support groups impart information and much deserved comfort. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with memory problems, OPICA's supportive services are open to the public and offered five days a week, read more HERE.