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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. …
A children’s book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork is receiving national attention.
Why 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.
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.
Free Webinar: Finding Funding for Arts-based Programing in Long-Term Care Facilities
Registration is now open for a free webinar on “Finding Funding for Arts Programming,” October 25, 2016, at 1 pm, EST.
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
State grant to expand Miami's Opening Minds through Art program
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to expand its award-winning program in the state.
Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University Receives $5,000 Grant From the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
NEW YORK (April 25, 2016) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a non-profit organization founded to fill the gap that existed on a national level, assuring quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their caregivers and families, awarded one of its Spring 2016 Bi-Annual Grants to Scripps Gerontology Center, an outstanding non-profit member organization at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio that sharesAFA’s mission of providing optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their families. The $5,000 grant enables the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program which is developed at Scripps Gerontology Center to continue to develop and enhance educational and support services, and support families in need in their communities.  The grants are a critical funding source for grassroots organizations, which play a pivotal role in their communities.
Scholarships Available for OMA Facilitator Training 2016
OMA 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.
Miami's OMA Receives Designation from State
Miami 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.