By Allie Weiner | Administrative Assistant, Cedar Village Foundation
Albert Einstein once said “A mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a collaborative art program between Cedar Village and the Scripps Gerontology School at Miami University aimed at promoting the social engagement, autonomy, and dignity of people with dementia through creative self-expression.OMA's mission statement "to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers" is founded on the fact that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively.
Group sessions utilize trained staff members and volunteers on a one-to-one basis with residents tobuild close relationships with people with dementia.The end of the art-making sessions culminates with a dinner and a gallery exhibition with the artists celebrating their accomplishments while educating the public about the creative capacitates of people with dementia through their artwork.
Your donation will help purchase art supplies for our talented artists.
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