11/21/2014
North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) Conference - Call for Proposals
NANAS invites scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches.
11/20/2014
Dr. de Medeiros Partners with Alzheimer's Poetry Project to Study Effects
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently covered the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Dr. de Medeiros' research collaboration with the project to study the effects on people with dementia.
10/29/2014
Scripps hosts interactive symposium on developing sustainable volunteer programs
oma-volunteer-symposium_banner-image_102914.pngSara Peller, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of Programs at DOROT will share the organization’s strategies for developing a sustainable volunteer base and the organizational culture and structure needed to support a successful volunteer initiative. For the last three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the field of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT manages over 7,000 volunteers who help address issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults living at home.
10/22/2014
New support received to expand innovative arts programming
New grants will support the strategic planning and expansion of the Opening Minds through Art program.
10/22/2014
New support received to expand innovative arts programming
Four new grants will support the strategic planning and expansion of the Opening Minds through Art program.
10/01/2014
Opening Minds through Art launches in Canada
oma-session_800x400.jpgThis summer, Opening Minds through Art (OMA) launched in Strathroy-Caradoc, a municipality in Ontario, Canada. Staff at Strathmere Lodge were trained by Scripps staff at the OMA facilitator training in May of 2014.
08/06/2014
Scripps partners with BU on new leadership course
Our staff developed a new online course with Boston University that shares lessons learned from high-performing home care agencies and nursing homes. The goal of the course is to assist long-term care organizations in improving the management of their direct care workforce.
08/06/2014
Dozens trained at first Opening Minds through Art training institute
OMA-artist-volunteer_800x400.jpgOpening Minds through Art's first Facilitator Training Institute, held May 28-30, 2014, in Mason, Ohio, drew 38 participants from the greater Cincinnati area, as well as from several states across the U.S., to learn OMA's groundbreaking methods of creating art with people with dementia.
07/07/2014
Gerontology PhD student describes his experience at Miami
Tony-Bardo_Feature-Pic.jpgAnthony Bardo is a third year Gerontology PhD student beginning his dissertation. Anthony describes his graduate experience in this brief interview.