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02/18/2019
A tribute to a visionary leader
atchley-tribute-banner.jpgThe world lost a pioneer in social gerontology when Bob Atchley, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology and former director of Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, passed away this past November. Colleagues and former students around the country will miss him, and will always remember him for his impact on the field of social gerontology in general and at Miami University in particular.
02/18/2019
Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) project partners with Ohio nursing homes to improve residents' quality of life
pal-card-banner-for-news-1080x400.jpgPreferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Cards improve quality of care by communicating nursing home resident important preferences with care team members.
02/13/2019
Unique program model for monitoring guardianship in Stark County Ohio is promising.
court-angel-pie-chart-350x351.pngThe Stark County Probate Court Angel Program is the first volunteer-based monitoring program by a probate court in Ohio.
02/04/2019
Julie Kaminski Named 2019 Cottrell Alumni Award Recipient
julie-kaminski-200x250.jpgThe W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Miami University gerontology graduate student alumni for outstanding leadership in the field of aging.
01/07/2019
Recent Evaluation of the Stark County Probate Court Angel Program
roberts-angels-report-thmb-350x312.pngThe Stark County Probate Court Angel Program is the first volunteer-based monitoring program by a probate court in Ohio and is designed to confirm the well-being of persons under guardianship.
12/10/2018
Research co-authored by John Bowblis, economics professor and Scripps fellow, links nursing home staffing issues to economy
news-bowblis-200x250.jpgWASHINGTON — The low unemployment rate in the U.S. — which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October — is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes.
12/03/2018
New Data Released Regarding Community-Based Organizations and Health Care Contracting
thumb-cbo-brief-210x270.jpgScripps Gerontology Center, in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), has released a brief report about contracts between community-based organization and health care entities.
11/27/2018
Gerontology faculty cited in Wall Street Journal article about 'Grace and Frankie'
kunkel-de-medeiros-300x185.jpgSuzanne Kunkel and Kate de Medeiros share their perspective on the show’s portrayal of aging.
11/20/2018
In Memoriam
robert-atchley-200x250.jpgThe Scripps Gerontology Center mourns the recent death of Robert C. Atchley. Bob led the center for more than two decades. He was a pioneer in the areas of retirement research, continuity theory, and spirituality and aging. He will be dearly missed by several generations of gerontology students and colleagues at Miami University and far beyond.