Art Program for Alzheimer’s Patients Launches at OMA

The Orlando Museum of Art kicked off the Art’s the Spark at OMA program on Saturday, January 30.  The program is designed to make the OMA fine art collection accessible to people with early and middle stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

Made possible in part as a result of matching grant support from the Winter Park Health Foundation through its Older Adults Work Group, the program includes interactive tours conducted during non-public hour. It also provides an opportunity for adult discussions, as well as time in the art studio participating in an expressive art activity.

The inaugural tour was well-received, according to Diana Silvey, WPHF Program Director-Older Adults.  Caregivers in particular, were slow to leave knowing that their loved ones were having such a good time participating in the activity.

This free program will be offered once a month on Saturday mornings through September. To register for the program, call 407-896-4231, ext. 262.