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!
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!
Custom Training and Discounts for Large Groups
Custom training can be arranged for organizations interested in creating a unique opportunity for their employees. Contact ScrippsOMA@MiamiOH.edu 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 ScrippsOMA@MiamiOH.edu 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).