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."
09/18/2015
OMA designated a Quality Improvement Project by Ohio Department of Aging
oma-sepia-515x344.jpg?Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an acclaimed program of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, has been designated as a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA
09/02/2015
The 2015 P. K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture
Deborah Carr is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. She has published more than 100 academic journal articles and book chapters, and several books including Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back (2014, Rutgers University Press) and Spousal Bereavement in Late Life (2006, Springer Publishing). She is principal investigator on several National Institute of Aging-funded studies of end-of-life issues, including the New Jersey End of Life study and Wisconsin Study of Families and Loss (WISTFL).
07/24/2015
Generations United names Opening Minds through Art a "Program of Distinction"
Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art program for people with dementia, has been designated a Program of Distinction by Generations United.
07/06/2015
Ohio's progress in long-term care services is considerable, but challenges remain
With more than 2.5 million people over the age of 60, Ohio has the 7th largest older population in the country, and researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center say policymakers, consumer groups and care providers need to get ready for unprecedented growth.