Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, MGS, Ph.D. is the Founder/Director of the Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art program for people with dementia based at Miami University. OMA has been replicated at over 160 sites in North America. She frequently speaks on the intersection of the arts, dementia, and service learning and has academic publications in these areas. She has given over 100 presentations in North America, Europe and Asia and is a fiber artist.
Opening Minds Through Art
What happens when pairs of strangers from different generations get together to make art? Using Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a program for people living with dementia, OMA’s founder will share the rationale for intergenerational art programming and the research evidence on its benefits for both