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.
09/15/2016
Opening Minds through Art featured in Purdue University Story
September 15, 2016 – West Lafayette, Ind.- Lafayette Journal & Courier news story about a juried art show at Purdue University “Art of Aging” put on by the university's Center on Aging and the Life Course. The story features the roll out of Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center’s Opening Minds through Art program at the Westminster Village
09/03/2016
Alumni Advisory Group Inaugural Meeting
Alumi-Inaugrual-meeting.jpgAlumni Advisory Group meeting On August 1, 2016, Scripps Gerontology Center convened the inaugural meeting of the Gerontology Alumni Advisory Group. Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel noted that "Our history is rooted in the groundbreaking demographic research that took place here in the first five decades since our founding in 1922. We are deeply proud of that legacy. But we are equally proud of the next generation of pioneering work that began in the 1960's-research and education about aging. Our gerontology alums represent this momentous new legacy." The Alumni Advisory Group was formed with the purpose of advising the Scripps Gerontology Center regarding best ways for alumni to connect with each other, with current and future students, and with the broader Miami University and Scripps communities.
08/31/2016
Coalition to tackle issues facing older Ohioans
Without a doubt, Ohio is an aging state, said Robert Applebaum, director of the Ohio long-term-care research project at Miami University.
08/23/2016
Scripps Gerontology Center receives grant to improve Ohio's nursing homes
Scripps-PELI-400x244.gifMiami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to improve nursing home residents’ quality of life.