02/26/2016
Dr. Wilson speaks at Wright University
At the annual Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality Symposium, professor Liz Wilson spoke about coerced suicide among Jain women in contemporary India.
02/15/2016
Involvement critical to nursing home resident family's satisfaction
Nursing home residents with relatives involved in their care have more satisfied families according to researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center.
02/07/2016
Older job-seekers touted to Ohio businesses
Story promoting training for the aging workforce features projections from Phyllis Cummins, assistant director of research at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.
01/28/2016
Scholarships Available for OMA Facilitator Training 2016
oma-artist-facilitator-220x128.jpgOMA 2016 Facilitator Training is now accepting applications for scholarships that will apply to registration fees.  The scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on the quality of the application. Applicants currently registered for training may also apply for the scholarship.   Scholarship funding for the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) 2016 Facilitator Training is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave's Arts for Health Initiative.
01/12/2016
Miami's Scripps Gerontology Center surveys Ohio nursing homes
Survey finds many Ohio nursing homes haven’t developed emergency plans with local agencies
01/07/2016
Miami's OMA Receives Designation from State
oma-sepia-515x344.jpgMiami University Scripps Gerontology Center’s Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program was recently designated a Quality Improvement Project by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA). It’s one of only eight approved programs to meet the state’s requirement for such designation.
01/04/2016
Study Identifies Strengths, Leads to Strategies for Improvement in Ohio Nursing Home Disaster Planning
More than four out of five of Ohio’s counties have had a federally declared major disaster declaration in the past decade. On any given day in Ohio's nursing homes, there are nearly 78,000 residents with physical or cognitive impairments. To protect them from harm, nursing homes develop emergency preparedness plans to cover situations in which their staff and residents may need to evacuate or shelter in place. In collaboration with the Ohio Departments of Aging, Health and Emergency Management, Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center researchers examined preparedness and planning in Ohio nursing homes.
12/11/2015
Dr. Wilson becomes Scripps Research Fellow
scripps.jpgProfessor Liz Wilson has been appointed a Research Fellow of the Scripps Gerontology Center, in recognition of her work on religion and aging.
10/27/2015
Story about Henry County Senior Center levy mentions projections by Scripps
With a growing demand in Henry County there is hope for a 5 year Senior Center levy. "According to projections by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, 23.8 percent of Henry County’s population is now aged 60 and older. By 2025, that figure is expected to grow to 30.4 percent."