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.
05/30/2017
Next Alumni Gathering: July 25 in San Francisco!
san-francisco-image-250x141.jpgMiami University gerontology alumni are invited to our next gathering, which will take place in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 25, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. We will meet at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company, located at 661 Howard Street. If you live in the area or will be attending the IAGG conference, please join us for happy hour!
05/14/2017
Congratulations May 2017 Graduates!!
2017-GTY-Grad-Graduatates-600x351.pngEight gerontology master's students and one doctoral student participated in Miami University Commencement Ceremonies on May 13, 2017. ...
05/10/2017
Mallory-Wilson Center Awards presented to Miami senior Reeti Pal and sociologist Jennifer Bulanda
The Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education is proud to present Miami senior Reeti Pal with the 2017 Ken and Joan Frankel Outstanding Premedical Student Award and Miami Sociology professor Dr. Jennifer Bulanda with the Mallory-Wilson Center Faculty/Staff Recognition Award. Reeti will be honored at a ceremony on May 12, while Dr. Bulanda received her award from Miami's seniors at the Graduating Prehealth Student Reception on April 20th
05/09/2017
How the quality of care in Ohio's skilled nursing facilities compares
OXFORD, Ohio — A recent study on the quality of care provided to residents on Medicaid in Ohio's nursing homes by researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center suggests room for improvement.
04/12/2017
New online graduate certificate program to encourage innovative entrepreneurial solutions for rising aging challenges
Miami's new Social Entrepreneurship & Aging (SEA) Graduate Certificate, beginning in fall 2017, is set to explore a new set of challenges and market opportunities