02/07/2017
Miami gerontology professor named OAGE Educator of the Year
Kate de Medeiros, associate professor of sociology and gerontology and the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor of Gerontology, has been named Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE).
02/07/2017
Webinar | Achieving Caregiver Respite and Support: A Strategy in Four Levels
FREE Webinar Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || How can we enhance the work we do with and on behalf of the family caregivers who are so vital to our system of long-term services and supports? There are multiple ways, and no single set of services or supports fits all. Scripps Gerontology Center has conducted caregiver support innovations and research in a range of projects in the State of Ohio (funded most recently by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Medicaid). In a free, one-hour webinar, Scripps researchers will present a four-part strategy for family caregiver respite and support designed to sustain optimal care at home. We offer a way of thinking about caregiver respite and support that will enhance the way you organize, implement, and evaluate those supports.
02/01/2017
Suzanne Kunkel on solutions to support retirees
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. …
01/27/2017
Heather Menne is 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
We are pleased to announce that Heather Menne is the recipient of the 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award. A 2001 graduate of the Master of Gerontological Studies program, Heather went on to earn a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Sociology of Aging and Medical Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2006.
01/24/2017
A children’s book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork is receiving national attention.
OMA-book-spread-cover-399x250.jpgWhy Can’t Grandma Remember my Name, by Kent L. Karosen and Chana Stiefel, is a children’s book explaining Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by OMA artists. It demonstrates the creativity that is within all of us, regardless of age or cognitive status.
01/09/2017
Miami University's OMA program receives national Alzheimer's legacy award
Opening Minds through Art (OMA), developed at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, has received a 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category.
01/04/2017
Miami's 3rd annual CIQS Day introduces STEM careers to area high school female students
Miami is hosting its 3rd annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS, pronounced "kicks") event, a day designed to encourage female high school students to pursue a career in STEM or in other fields that require good quantitative skills
12/08/2016
“What makes life good for older people makes life good for everybody”
Akron Beacon Journal article highlights the positive impact of a growing aging population. “What makes life good for older people makes life good for everybody,” said Suzanne Kunkel, Executive Director at the Scripps Gerontology Center and Professor of Sociology and gerontology at Miami University in Oxford. “That’s a really important message.”
11/11/2016
Health care facilities and services expansion article cites Scripps Gerontology Center research
“Experts say the metro area is a prime market for building new facilities and expanding health care services because of its aging infrastructure and population, which is expected to see unprecedented growth over the next decade with those 65-and-older accounting for 22 percent of the state’s population by 2030, according to a recent report from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center.”