05/10/2017
Mallory-Wilson Center Awards presented to Miami senior Reeti Pal and sociologist Jennifer Bulanda
The Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education is proud to present Miami senior Reeti Pal with the 2017 Ken and Joan Frankel Outstanding Premedical Student Award and Miami Sociology professor Dr. Jennifer Bulanda with the Mallory-Wilson Center Faculty/Staff Recognition Award. Reeti will be honored at a ceremony on May 12, while Dr. Bulanda received her award from Miami's seniors at the Graduating Prehealth Student Reception on April 20th
02/01/2017
Suzanne Kunkel on solutions to support retirees
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. …
01/24/2017
A children’s book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork is receiving national attention.
OMA-book-spread-cover-399x250.jpgWhy Can’t Grandma Remember my Name, by Kent L. Karosen and Chana Stiefel, is a children’s book explaining Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by OMA artists. It demonstrates the creativity that is within all of us, regardless of age or cognitive status.
01/09/2017
Miami University's OMA program receives national Alzheimer's legacy award
Opening Minds through Art (OMA), developed at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, has received a 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category.
10/07/2016
Free Webinar: Finding Funding for Arts-based Programing in Long-Term Care Facilities
oma-webinar-story-10-16.jpgRegistration is now open for a free webinar on “Finding Funding for Arts Programming,” October 25, 2016, at 1 pm, EST.
09/15/2016
Opening Minds through Art featured in Purdue University Story
September 15, 2016 – West Lafayette, Ind.- Lafayette Journal & Courier news story about a juried art show at Purdue University “Art of Aging” put on by the university's Center on Aging and the Life Course. The story features the roll out of Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center’s Opening Minds through Art program at the Westminster Village
08/15/2016
State grant to expand Miami's Opening Minds through Art program
Molly_Artist_Audrey_Voln_CedarVillage_F13-200x134.gifOpening Minds through Art (OMA) has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to expand its award-winning program in the state.
01/28/2016
Scholarships Available for OMA Facilitator Training 2016
oma-artist-facilitator-220x128.jpgOMA 2016 Facilitator Training is now accepting applications for scholarships that will apply to registration fees.  The scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on the quality of the application. Applicants currently registered for training may also apply for the scholarship.   Scholarship funding for the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) 2016 Facilitator Training is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave's Arts for Health Initiative.
01/07/2016
Miami's OMA Receives Designation from State
oma-sepia-515x344.jpgMiami University Scripps Gerontology Center’s Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program was recently designated a Quality Improvement Project by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA). It’s one of only eight approved programs to meet the state’s requirement for such designation.