Opening Minds through Art at Jewish Home Family

  • Participants in the Opening Minds through Art program are given complete control over aesthetic and artistic decisions. Each is matched with a volunteer who provides support. (Photo: Jewish Home Family)

  • Jewish Home Family displays OMA-created art in public areas of assisted living, adult day and nursing home facilities. Use of a wall-mounted art hanging system with integrated lighting allows displays to be set up and changed by activities personnel rather than facilities staff. (Photo: Jewish Home Family)

  • Art created by Jewish Home Family OMA participants is on display at Bunbury’s Coffee Shop in Piermont, NY. (Photo: Jewish Home Family)

  • These works, created by different artists with basic materials during an OMA session, illustrate how a common technique can produce a wide range of individual expression. (Photo: Jewish Home Family)

  • A typical set of before-and-after participant well-being scores, averaged over a 12-week OMA semester. (Source: Jewish Home Family)

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Jewish Home Family says the Opening Minds through Art program has improved the well-being of residents, given new perspectives to staff and bolstered community relations.

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