News & Events

  • Opening Minds through Art launches in Canada

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    We're excited to announce that Opening Minds through Art (OMA) was launched in Canada. This summer, staff from Strathmere Lodge, a long-term care facility in Ontario, were trained by Scripps OMA staff on how to conduct the OMA program at their site. You can read more at the Strathroy Age Dispatch website.

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  • Scripps partners with BU on new leadership course

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    Our staff developed a new online course with Boston University that shares lessons learned from high-performing home care agencies and nursing homes. The goal of the course is to assist long-term care organizations in improving the management of their direct care workforce.

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  • The PhD Experience

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    "All of the faculty are eager to work with PhD students"–Anthony Bardo, MGS '10

    In this short interview, Anthony describes his gerontology graduate experience at Miami University.

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  • Relationships that Last

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    "The faculty and staff at Scripps Gerontology Center work to build a relationship with their students that lasts beyond the commencement ceremony."–Anthony Williams, MGS '12

    Anthony William, MGS ‘12 is the a Project Manager at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices and was approached after graduation by faculty-mentors who wanted to help publish his thesis work. Faculty and research staff worked with Anthony to publish the work in the Gerontologist, a national journal on aging. The article was later picked up by the New York Times.

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  • Dozens trained at first Opening Minds through Art training institute

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    Opening Minds through Art's first Facilitator Training Institute, held May 28-30, 2014, in Mason, Ohio, drew 38 participants from the greater Cincinnati area, as well as from several states across the U.S., to learn OMA's groundbreaking methods of creating art with people with dementia.

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  • Over 90 Years of Research

    Our mission is to do work that makes a positive difference in the lives of older people, their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies. We accomplish this mission through research, education and service.

  • Shaping National Policy

    Marisa Scala-Foley MGS '95 explains why Miami was her top choice for her masters in gerontology. Marisa is the Director for the Office of Policy Analysis & Development at the Administration for Community Living.

  • Caregiver Respite - Research Spotlight

    Kathryn McGrew, Senior Research Scholar, and Jennifer Heston, Gerontology PhD student, describe a research project designed to find and evalute strategies to support caregivers. The goal is to sustain care for older adults at home as long as possible and appropriate by supporting caregivers.

  • Building a Foundation for Your Career

    David Mancuso MGS '99 explains why he recommends the MGS program. David is the Director of Development and Community Relations at LifeSpan.


  • in 2013 73% of our operating budget was funded by research


  • 42 publications in journal, books, and reports produced by our staff and fellows in 2013


  • scripps managed a total of 29 grants in 2013


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