OMA-Improving Lives One Stroke At A Time

Our spring session of the Opening Minds through Art program concluded last evening with a reception honoring the artists/volunteers.  Flowers, food and friends make this evening such a success.             The quality and variety of art is amazing.  Melissa Baxter, Director of the OMA program, told the crowd that every  … Read more

Watch Us On TV

Melissa and I will be on WCTV, Channel 11, this coming Tuesday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m. The program will run for four weeks. After that, it will be available “on demand” via the internet. Check out to find out more about on demand viewing. We were asked to be “on air” to promote  … Read more

More OMA, Greater Impact, Happier and Healthier Residents!

Two members of the Life Enhancement team, Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm and Megan Reifeis, attended a four day training during the first full week in August to become facilitators for the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program at Friends Fellowship Community. The training took place at The Knolls of Oxford, a continuing care retirement community in Oxford,  … Read more

FFC Shines as OMA Site of the Month

            Opening Minds through Art at Miami University, Ohio, has featured OUR Community’s OMA program. It is exciting to be highlighted in just our second year. The impact of OMA reaches residents, families, and staff as well as our many volunteers who work with us. As we progress into our  … Read more

What a Wonderful Evening

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) was the shining star at Friends Fellowship Community last night!  We were very proud to showcase our resident’s artwork.  Volunteers were able to share their stories and praise the artist they have worked with for this session.                   Melissa Baxter, Life Enhancement  … Read more

Opening Minds through Art – Two Years and Going Strong

Today we sang, laughed, reminisced, and created beautiful works of art with our friends from Earlham, IU East, and other community volunteers.  Our Opening Minds through Art program (OMA) has been thriving for over two years thanks to the hard work and dedication from staff, volunteers, and most importantly, residents.  Each OMA artist here at  … Read more