09/03/2016
Alumni Advisory Group Inaugural Meeting
Alumi-Inaugrual-meeting.jpgAlumni Advisory Group meeting On August 1, 2016, Scripps Gerontology Center convened the inaugural meeting of the Gerontology Alumni Advisory Group. Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel noted that "Our history is rooted in the groundbreaking demographic research that took place here in the first five decades since our founding in 1922. We are deeply proud of that legacy. But we are equally proud of the next generation of pioneering work that began in the 1960's-research and education about aging. Our gerontology alums represent this momentous new legacy." The Alumni Advisory Group was formed with the purpose of advising the Scripps Gerontology Center regarding best ways for alumni to connect with each other, with current and future students, and with the broader Miami University and Scripps communities.
09/02/2015
The 2015 P. K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture
Deborah Carr is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. She has published more than 100 academic journal articles and book chapters, and several books including Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back (2014, Rutgers University Press) and Spousal Bereavement in Late Life (2006, Springer Publishing). She is principal investigator on several National Institute of Aging-funded studies of end-of-life issues, including the New Jersey End of Life study and Wisconsin Study of Families and Loss (WISTFL).
05/07/2015
Combating Alzheimer’s with poetry and storytelling
How can storytelling and poetry programs help improve the quality of life and alleviate symptoms for Alzheimer’s sufferers? Find out at a special teleconference, Wednesday, May 13th at 3:00 P.M. ET hosted by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, in partnership with the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. Guest speakers will discuss how art programs can mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms, share the latest research, and recommend ways to implement programs on the ground.
04/20/2015
International Scholars to Take a New Look at How We Understand Later Life
The inaugural North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) conference will bring together scholars from North America and Europe to present findings on how various aspects of our culture have shaped what it means to grow old. The conference will take place May 19-22 at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
03/03/2014
Scripps welcomes artists engaging people with dementia
A group of artists gathered with students, Miami faculty, and Scripps researchers to consider how to measure the effectiveness of the arts on people with dementia.