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.”
11/21/2016
Alumni making connections - face-to-face and online
Alumni-Connections-Nov-2016.pngA highlight of the 2016 GSA Conference in New Orleans in November was gathering with many of our alumni at our 2nd Annual Alumni Networking Break.
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.”
10/20/2016
Research team sets out to find keys to college success for older students
cummins_phyllis_doctoral_associates_588x278.jpgEmployers can no longer afford to discriminate against older workers, and the reason might surprise you. It’s not lawsuits; it’s demographics.
10/10/2016
The 2016 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture Examines Immigration and Longevity
irma-elo-2016-whelpton-250x374.jpgDr. Irma T. Elo, Professor of Sociology and Director of thePopulation Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the 2016 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture. The talk will take place at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, in 180 Marcum Center. The lecture, "Longevity and Immigration," is sponsored by Miami’s Scripps Gerontology Center. The event is free and open to the public.
10/07/2016
Free Webinar: Finding Funding for Arts-based Programing in Long-Term Care Facilities
oma-webinar-story-10-16.jpgRegistration is now open for a free webinar on “Finding Funding for Arts Programming,” October 25, 2016, at 1 pm, EST.
10/07/2016
Advocates for seniors hail feds' new nursing-home rules
“A lot of the changes are geared toward getting the facilities to let residents make as many decisions about their lives as possible despite their disabilities, which I view as a good trend,” said Robert Applebaum, director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center. ami University.
10/06/2016
Dr. Wilson presents new research on gender, pilgrimage, and ritual suicide
pilgrim-ayyappan.jpgProfessor Liz Wilson examines anxieties about masculinity among male pilgrims to a Hindu shrine, as well as legal controversies over a Jain practice of fasting to death.
10/06/2016
‘Sweetheart Swindler’ hired by company as in-home caregiver, suit says
Ohio is one of eight states that do not license home health-care agencies, and this incident is another reason why lawmakers should consider improving oversight, said Robert Applebaum, a professor and director of the long-term-care research project at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.