Building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art
Ten Year Reflection

"A decade has gone by since I started the OMA program. During this time the program has grown tremendously, thanks to Scripps Gerontology Center and Miami University's support," said Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon. Read more about what we have accomplished in the last 10 years  here

QIP Funding for Ohio Nursing Homes

The next round to receive funding to adopt the OMA program is now open! Thanks to the Ohio Department of Medicaid, selected Ohio nursing homes with Medicaid certification will receive $1500 for art supplies. Deadline for applying for funding is April 13, 2018.  Read more about QIP and apply here .
Recommended Reading
Dr. Steven Sabat has just published a new book, "Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know." It is written for the general public in Q & A format. Sabat synthesized research, history, and subjective experiences to answer commonly asked questions. He writes from the strengths-based and person-centered perspective in a language that is accessible to lay readers.   OMA photos are on the cover and on pages   162-165. Learn more about it  here.

New OMA Sponsors
LeadingAge Virginiaan association of not-for-profit aging services organizations in Virginia,  and Gallery System, a vendor of hanging system for art display, are brand new OMA sponsors. The Gallery System provided OMA with a complete lighting and art display system at the Oxford Community Arts Center. We appreciate Art For The Journey and Jewish Home Family for introducing OMA to these organizations. These new sponsors feature OMA on their main websites.
 Check it out!
OMA Stories

Our students share the best stories about their experiences in the program. OMA club president and student leader, Brianne Safer, shares what OMA means to her. " In doing [OMA], I have found purpose and meaning in what I do." Read Brianne's story here.
Featured Site
Every quarter, we feature an outstanding OMA site on our website. This quarter, Rachel Witt, Arts Programming Coordinator at Westminster Village (West Lafayette, IN) and OMA Facilitator Class of 2016, shares her experience facilitating OMA at her site.  Congratulations to Westminster Village for being our Featured Site this quarter!  Read more about this featured site  here .
More Information
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