09/20/2018
Mentorship and collaboration: research making a difference in the lives of Ohio families
news-2018-survey-team-798x304.jpgThis summer Sara Stemen and Leah Janssen, PhD students in Social Gerontology, mentored five undergraduate students working on a statewide nursing home and residential care facility family satisfaction survey that provides data for Ohio's Long-term Care Consumer Guide.
07/30/2018
Scripps Gerontology Center a partner in Oxford’s survey on aging
Survey on aging in Oxford expands. A survey seeking local needs for an aging population has been expanded from a written one sent to 700 random people to an online survey with everyone invited to take part.
06/25/2018
Miami University's Phyllis Cummins elected to National Council for Workforce Education Board
Cummins-Phyllis-200x250.jpgDr. Phyllis Cummins, Senior Research Scholar at Scripps Gerontology Center, has been elected to serve on the National Council for Workforce Education's Board of Directors. Cummins joins three other new members elected to the board and will serve a one-year term. In 2012, Dr. Cummins was awarded the James Jacobs Scholarship Award from NCWE for her dissertation research on older workers attaining credentials and degrees at community colleges.
04/16/2018
Ian Matt Nelson on nursing home changing demographics
Nelson-Matt-200x250.jpgIan “Matt” Nelson (Scripps Gerontology Center) is quoted in a story about younger residents in Ohio’s nursing home facilities.
03/19/2018
Public Radio taps Scripps Gerontology and the Knolls for expertise on aging
WVXU-Scripps-03072018-logsdon-23-800x494.jpg“Cincinnati Edition,” an hour-long weekday program, went on the road March 7 for a show discussing the issues of aging. The program originated in the Athletic Performance Center adjacent to Miami’s Yager Stadium. The program is a production of Cincinnati Public Radio, which operates the Miami University station WMUB as well as WVXU.
03/12/2018
Phyllis Cummins on older workers
Cummins-Phyllis-200x250.jpgPhyllis Cummins (Scripps Gerontology Center) is quoted in a story about local employers struggle to find workers.
02/04/2018
Scripps Gerontology Center and the Aging and Disability Business Institute partnership charts the role of community-based organizations in health care
In the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs, researchers from Yale University and the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio published a study finding that AAA involvement in a broad variety of cross-sector collaborations with health care and social service organizations is associated with a reduction in hospital re-admission rates.
01/25/2018
Helping Ohio chart a course for long-term care
oltcrp-cummins-applebaum-straker-kunkel-450x271.jpg“With more than 2.6 million people age 60 and older, Ohio ranks sixth nationally in the size of its aging population,” said Suzanne Kunkel, executive director of Scripps Gerontology Center. “While a growing older population is a marker of societal advancement, such increases present pressing challenges for the state, particularly in the provision of long-term services and supports.”
01/03/2018
Miami students conducting age-friendly city research study
uptown-spring-800x347.jpgFirst Year Research Experience (FYRE) students are partnering with the Scripps Gerontology Center to complete a needs assessment for Oxford’s Age-Friendly City Project