10/04/2017
Suzanne Kunkel named University Distinguished Professor
kunkel-distinguished-professor-348x252.jpgMiami University’s board of trustees conferred the title of University Distinguished Professor to Suzanne Kunkel, effective July 1, 2017. To be selected for this award, a faculty member must demonstrate teaching excellence, be a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University, and be a distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with a projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future. As part of the rigorous selection process, recognized scholars outside Miami University submit letters affirming the nominee’s national and international reputation in his or her discipline. There are currently 10 Distinguished Professors at Miami.
10/02/2017
Scripps study cited as Butler County renews elderly services contract
Dayton Daily News.com, Oct. 1 BUTLER COUNTY — The Butler County commissioners have a new five-year $3.8 million deal with the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio to manage the Elderly Services Program.
09/19/2017
Miami University researchers lead evaluation of AgeWell program in Cleveland
straker-flaspohler-350x228.jpgThe AgeWell program trains and employs able older adults to provide companionship to chronically ill older adults in the community. The program aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through reducing isolation and identifying potential health or social problems and making referrals to the appropriate services. It also hopes to decrease medical costs through reducing hospitalizations, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits. The AgeWell program has been successfully piloted in Cape Town, South Africa where participants had significant improvements in well-being scores throughout the time of the pilot.
09/18/2017
The 2017 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture addresses long-term care in China
whelpton-2017-bei-wu-250x250.jpgDr. Bei Wu, from New York University (NYU) will be sharing her research in a lecture titled “Improving Quality of Care of Older Adults: Twenty-Year Long-Term Care System Development in China”. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, at 5:00 PM in 180 Marcum Center. The event is free and open to the public.
09/15/2017
Scripps and n4a partner on 2017 national survey of Title VI Native American aging programs
n4a-scripps-title-vi-155x200.jpgA new n4a report finds that Title VI Native American aging programs enable tribal elders to live with independence and dignity and their homes and communities, but face unique challenges in providing services. The new report, National Title VI Program Survey: Serving Tribal Elders Across the United States, was released today at the National Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference.
08/30/2017
Findings from a survey of adult guardianships in Ohio
8-2017-thmb-guardianship-286x200.jpgAdult guardianship, managed by Ohio’s Probate Courts, is a necessary strategy to promote a high quality of life while preventing the exploitation of individuals who are not capable of making decisions for themselves. Despite the importance of these decisions, the strategies used by counties to provide oversight of adult guardianship vary across the state and concerns have been raised in some instances about the quality of guardianship practice. Inspired by recent updates to improve guardianship practice (Rule 66), researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center created and administered a survey to collect data on this important topic.
08/28/2017
Scripps study predicts Butler county senior population to rise
With the number of senior citizens on the rise in Butler County, the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio offered a new contract deal that will allow them to serve more people.
08/21/2017
Policy does matter: Ohio continues to make progress in creating a balanced system of long-term services and supports
A report from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center highlights considerable progress Ohio has in creating a more balanced system of long-term services and supports for older adults and adults with disabilities.
07/11/2017
Scripps Gerontology Center's latest grant tops one million
cummins-yamashita-350x174.jpgMiami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Scholars will use the money to research skill proficiencies and lifelong learning activities of middle-aged and older adults. The award recognizes individuals in Ohio's aging network whose research has improved services, advanced knowledge, or supported the expansion of research in the field of gerontology in Ohio or nationally.