What is OMA?

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.

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.

In September we started out first session on OMA at our Intergenerational Centre were we hold our Adult Day Support Program.  The artists are paired up with 1st year Social Work students from Red Deer College, they have been working together for the 10 week session.  We wrap up the session with an art show where the artist’s work will be on display and will be available for to purchase. Registration will be open soon for our January session, please watch for those dates.

 

Contact Details

Main Office:

Family Services of Central Alberta

5409 - 50th Avenue

Red Deer, Alberta

T4N 4B7

Office Hours

Main Office:
8:30am – 4:30pm

Extended hours on Monday/Tuesday:
5:15pm – 8:00pm

Toll Free: 1-866-414-3722

Email us: fsca(at)fsca.ca

Park Plaza Intergenerational Centre

5214 - 47 Avenue, Red Deer

Visit by appointment only Phone: 403-967-0171

Parkland Mall Kinsmen Family Play Space

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:30am – 3:00pm

Parkland Mall:  4747 - 67th Street, Red Deer

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