09/18/2015
OMA designated a Quality Improvement Project by Ohio Department of Aging
oma-sepia-515x344.jpg?Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an acclaimed program of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, has been designated as a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA
07/24/2015
Generations United names Opening Minds through Art a "Program of Distinction"
Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art program for people with dementia, has been designated a Program of Distinction by Generations United.
01/02/2015
Gerontology faculty member calls for new research models for dementia interventions
An article in the Washington Post cites a paper authored by Dr. Kate de Medeiros, gerontology faculty and Scripps research fellow.
10/29/2014
Scripps hosts interactive symposium on developing sustainable volunteer programs
oma-volunteer-symposium_banner-image_102914.pngSara Peller, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of Programs at DOROT will share the organization’s strategies for developing a sustainable volunteer base and the organizational culture and structure needed to support a successful volunteer initiative. For the last three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the field of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT manages over 7,000 volunteers who help address issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults living at home.
10/22/2014
New support received to expand innovative arts programming
Four new grants will support the strategic planning and expansion of the Opening Minds through Art program.
10/01/2014
Opening Minds through Art launches in Canada
oma-session_800x400.jpgThis summer, Opening Minds through Art (OMA) launched in Strathroy-Caradoc, a municipality in Ontario, Canada. Staff at Strathmere Lodge were trained by Scripps staff at the OMA facilitator training in May of 2014.
08/06/2014
Dozens trained at first Opening Minds through Art training institute
OMA-artist-volunteer_800x400.jpgOpening Minds through Art's first Facilitator Training Institute, held May 28-30, 2014, in Mason, Ohio, drew 38 participants from the greater Cincinnati area, as well as from several states across the U.S., to learn OMA's groundbreaking methods of creating art with people with dementia.
03/03/2014
Scripps welcomes artists engaging people with dementia
A group of artists gathered with students, Miami faculty, and Scripps researchers to consider how to measure the effectiveness of the arts on people with dementia.