What is OMA-thon?
See for yourself how saying “yes!” to aging works — by playing the role of an “elder artist,” training and participating as a “volunteer facilitator,” or just observing at this fun, experiential taste of SJFS’s signature arts-based program.
Trained facilitators can later join our OMA volunteer corps, and/or subscribe to OMA on Your Time with their loved ones.
It’s an award-winning, evidence-backed intergenerational art-making program for older people, often those living with dementia. Elders (artists) are paired with volunteers who facilitate the creation of a piece of art. Relying on imagination rather than memory, and strengths instead of lost skills, elders experience the joy of creative expression while engaging with others across the generations. Volunteers gain ease and satisfaction interacting with older people, particularly those with dementia.
Register below or donate to Say Yes! to Aging: