Opening Minds Through Art
10:00am - 5:00pm, Monday — Friday
10:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday
by the residents of Laurel View Village
and Richland Woods Assisted Living
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an intergenerational art program for people with dementia. Created by Dr. Elizabeth Lokon from the Miami University of Ohio in 2007, this program has now been implemented at universities and long-term care facilities nationwide. It is grounded in person-centered ethics and founded on the fact that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively. OMA's mission is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art.
OMA is implemented in small group sessions where people with dementia are paired with volunteers who have been trained to promote social engagement, autonomy, and dignity of people with dementia. The art-making sessions culminate in a gallery exhibition celebrating the artists’ accomplishments while educating the public about the creative capacities of people with dementia. The artists featured in this show are residents in the Memory Care units of Laurel View Village, Davidsville and Richland Woods Assisted Living, Johnstown. The artists were assisted by Mount Aloysius College students and other community volunteers.
The public is welcome to visit the Log House gallery, with free admission, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. weekdays.
Located at: Mailing Address:
1217 Menoher Blvd PO Box 866
Johnstown, PA 15905 Johnstown, PA 15907
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