Art Show Features Artists with Memory Loss

Syracuse Jewish Family Services Art Show to Feature Work by Artists with Memory Loss and Dementia

Artwork on display created by participants in the M-Power U: Arts and Minds Program

For its inaugural art show, Syracuse Jewish Family Services (SJFS) will feature artwork created by Jewish Home residents who have participated in the Arts and Minds program

for the past six months. The group uses creative arts modalities to stimulate learning, self-expression and social engagement.

This year SJFS staff became certified OMA facilitators and piloted Opening Minds Through Art. The mission of OMA, a Scripps Institute at Miami University intergenerational art-making program for people with dementia, is “building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art.”

SJFS is a certified OMA facilitator, funded by the Menorah Park Legacy Foundation.

The show will be held on Friday, September 27 from 4 – 5:30 pm at the Menorah Park campus, 4101 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY.

For questions, please call Syracuse Jewish Family Services at 315-446-9111, ext. 234.



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