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.
03/05/2015
Miami Faculty Receives Top Honor
Miami University's Dr. Suzanne R. Kunkel received the 2015 Clark Tibbitts Award for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study. Dr. Kunkel received the award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
01/15/2015
Writing workshops build community among isolated older adults
Dr. de Medeiros uses workshops based in various literary genres to help older adults open up and build community.
01/09/2015
Opening Minds through Art hosts 2nd annual training
oma-training_sub-page-image_01092015.pngLearn how to implement our evidence-based art program for people with dementia.
01/02/2015
Gerontology faculty member calls for new research models for dementia interventions
An article in the Washington Post cites a paper authored by Dr. Kate de Medeiros, gerontology faculty and Scripps research fellow.
12/08/2014
Accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships
Scholarships for undergraduate students are designed to connect students interested in humanitarian work with nonprofit organizations in Greater Cincinnati and around the globe.
11/21/2014
North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) Conference - Call for Proposals
NANAS invites scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches.
11/20/2014
Dr. de Medeiros Partners with Alzheimer's Poetry Project to Study Effects
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently covered the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Dr. de Medeiros' research collaboration with the project to study the effects on people with dementia.
10/29/2014
Scripps hosts interactive symposium on developing sustainable volunteer programs
oma-volunteer-symposium_banner-image_102914.pngSara Peller, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of Programs at DOROT will share the organization’s strategies for developing a sustainable volunteer base and the organizational culture and structure needed to support a successful volunteer initiative. For the last three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the field of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT manages over 7,000 volunteers who help address issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults living at home.