Opening Minds through Art For One (OMA41): Direct Care Workers and Volunteers as Creative Arts Facilitators of Older Adults

January 30, 2016


  • Joan Fopma-Loy

This brief describes the pilot implementation and evaluation of OMA For One (OMA41). OMA41 is an adaptation of Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a visual arts program for elders with cognitive impairments. OMA41 is conducted one on one, rather than in a group setting and uses direct care workers or volunteers as facilitators.

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  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Arts and Aging
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other