Quality Improvement Project (QIP)

Funding available!

Select Ohio and Virginia nursing homes are eligible to receive scholarships for two staff members to attend OMA facilitator training and $2,000 for art supplies.

Contact ScrippsOMA@MiamiOH.edu for more information

Building Bridges Across Age and Cognitive Barriers through Art.

Our goal is to help create a society that values older adults with dementia. We achieve this by building genuine friendships between people with dementia and volunteers as they engage in art-making.


Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with dementia. OMA also provides volunteers with opportunities to improve their attitudes toward aging through the weekly interaction with OMA program participants.

OMA Training

Find training opportunities to become a certified OMA Facilitator or an OMA volunteer.  Learn how you can incorporate OMA into your health sciences degree or as a caregiver.