OMA Volunteer Training for Future Health Professionals

Sign up for OMA volunteer training and learn how to connect with people living with dementia and facilitate their creative expression.

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.


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.

Meet the Instructors

Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, MGS, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, BBA
Assistant Director
Joan Fopma-Loy, Ph.D., R.N.
Program Manager