OMA Stories

Opening Minds (and Connecting Spirits) through Art

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director of The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  Opening Minds through Art is an evidenced, research-based program. It trains and pairs volunteers...
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Featured OMA Student Alumna: Casey Pax

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Interview Rewrite by Karen “Sati” Williams I came to Miami University as an honors student, stumbled upon Opening Minds through Art, and volunteered for the...
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Elizabeth Stanbro: Opening minds through art

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What do you picture when you think about people living with memory issues? For instance, think about the word “dementia”. Do you come up with a positive picture? One of our society’s common –...
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Student Perspectives: Online Learning with OMA

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When classes shifted to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OMA was no different. Some of our students wrote about their experience completing a service-learning course remotely. Below are...
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“Students Work with Dementia Patients to Chall...

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Teens from Calgary’s Jack James High School have spent the year volunteering time to work with residents of Clifton Manor to create projects through the Opening Minds through Art program. And...
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Meet Myrna Strohmier

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By Sydney Skibinksi Meet Myrna Ann Strohmier from Brookville, Indiana. Meeting Myrna for the first time comes with warm and positive greetings. She is a woman...
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