Create origami at our annual community gathering and enjoy viewing art in the OMAA galleries and garden. Volunteer artists will teach participants of all ages how to fold a classic paper crane. In Japanese tradition paper cranes symbolize a wish for health and well-being, and 1000 ensures good luck for all. Origami is an expressive medium for art-making, art-taking, and art-giving. Wellness benefits include improved agility and memory, active brain-eye-hand functioning, the confidence of learning a creative skill, stress reduction through mindfulness, and each crane is a whimsical work of art. This event is an on-going project of the Art HOPE Youth Service in Health Care Program involving local student volunteers who fold cranes throughout the year for York Hospital Oncology Care patients and community members living with longterm illness.