Get Started

What do I need to start an OMA program?

  • Facilitators who have completed the OMA Training
  • Physical space for planning, storing, and conducting the art projects
  • Funding for art supplies
  • A committed group of volunteers who are available weekly
  • People living with dementia interested in having fun!

Get Training

Learn how to implement this intergenerational art program for people with dementia through one of our training programs.

Become a trained OMA Facilitator. Start your training in one of our upcoming trainings!

Volunteer Training

May 2, 2017

Assist a trained OMA facilitator at a location near you.


Custom Training and Discounts for Large Groups

Custom training can be arranged for organizations interested in creating a unique opportunity for their employees. Contact to learn more.

We offer a 20% discount for a group of 10 or more participants being trained at the same time from the same community during one of our pre-determined trainings. This discount also applies to staff at multiple communities with the same parent organization. Please contact to learn more.

QIP Funding is Available!

Selected nursing homes with Medicaid certification are eligible to receive scholarships for two staff members to attend OMA facilitator training and $2,000 for art supplies.

What Previous Trainees Say

Both the fully in-person and the hybrid OMA facilitator trainings were evaluated highly by participants (average 4.86 out of 5.0; N=537)

As a result of the training, participants felt more competent in designing, implementing, and evaluating meaningful art activities for people living with dementia (average 4.7 out of 5.0; N=197).

  • “My heart is full. This training was personal but formal and informative. Team building and opportunities to learn experientially with role-play was amazing.”
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