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.
05/07/2015
Combating Alzheimer’s with poetry and storytelling
How can storytelling and poetry programs help improve the quality of life and alleviate symptoms for Alzheimer’s sufferers? Find out at a special teleconference, Wednesday, May 13th at 3:00 P.M. ET hosted by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, in partnership with the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. Guest speakers will discuss how art programs can mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms, share the latest research, and recommend ways to implement programs on the ground.
05/01/2015
Charitable Words Supports Students
charitable-words-scholars_2015.jpgCharitable Words connects nonprofits with internships, advisors and resources to better their impact and best tell their stories. Charitable Words has been a valuable partner in education by sponsoring multiple scholarships each year for undergraduate students who work with older adults, especially at non-profits. This partnership has supported our students in gaining valuable experience and supported nonprofits doing important work.
04/27/2015
A Voice at the Table
miami-seal.jpgHere at Miami, we create an environment that ensures that gerontology graduate students have a voice in the classroom. Here's a look inside one of our graduate gerontology courses courses.
04/20/2015
International Scholars to Take a New Look at How We Understand Later Life
The inaugural North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) conference will bring together scholars from North America and Europe to present findings on how various aspects of our culture have shaped what it means to grow old. The conference will take place May 19-22 at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
03/05/2015
Miami Faculty Receives Top Honor
Miami University's Dr. Suzanne R. Kunkel received the 2015 Clark Tibbitts Award for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study. Dr. Kunkel received the award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.