Family Services of Central Alberta is in our community to assist individuals to maintain dignity, enhance autonomy and strengthen relationships. The Red Deer & District Community Foundation was honoured to partner with them by granting them $6432.00, from the Smart and Caring Communities Fund, towards their Opening Minds Through Art program. This program was an inter-generational art making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It provided the opportunity for creative self expression and social engagement. Not only did it provide an outlet for self expression, but it showed the public the creative capacities of people with dementia through exhibitions of their artwork. The art show was a success! The clients AND their caregivers were so appreciative of this program as they were able to see the difference it made in their loved ones.