10/04/2017
Suzanne Kunkel named University Distinguished Professor
kunkel-distinguished-professor-348x252.jpgMiami University’s board of trustees conferred the title of University Distinguished Professor to Suzanne Kunkel, effective July 1, 2017. To be selected for this award, a faculty member must demonstrate teaching excellence, be a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University, and be a distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with a projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future. As part of the rigorous selection process, recognized scholars outside Miami University submit letters affirming the nominee’s national and international reputation in his or her discipline. There are currently 10 Distinguished Professors at Miami.
10/02/2017
Scripps study cited as Butler County renews elderly services contract
Dayton Daily News.com, Oct. 1 BUTLER COUNTY — The Butler County commissioners have a new five-year $3.8 million deal with the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio to manage the Elderly Services Program.
09/19/2017
Miami University researchers lead evaluation of AgeWell program in Cleveland
straker-flaspohler-350x228.jpgThe AgeWell program trains and employs able older adults to provide companionship to chronically ill older adults in the community. The program aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through reducing isolation and identifying potential health or social problems and making referrals to the appropriate services. It also hopes to decrease medical costs through reducing hospitalizations, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits. The AgeWell program has been successfully piloted in Cape Town, South Africa where participants had significant improvements in well-being scores throughout the time of the pilot.
09/18/2017
The 2017 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture addresses long-term care in China
whelpton-2017-bei-wu-250x250.jpgDr. Bei Wu, from New York University (NYU) will be sharing her research in a lecture titled “Improving Quality of Care of Older Adults: Twenty-Year Long-Term Care System Development in China”. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, at 5:00 PM in 180 Marcum Center. The event is free and open to the public.
09/15/2017
Scripps and n4a partner on 2017 national survey of Title VI Native American aging programs
n4a-scripps-title-vi-155x200.jpgA new n4a report finds that Title VI Native American aging programs enable tribal elders to live with independence and dignity and their homes and communities, but face unique challenges in providing services. The new report, National Title VI Program Survey: Serving Tribal Elders Across the United States, was released today at the National Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference.
07/11/2017
Scripps Gerontology Center's latest grant tops one million
cummins-yamashita-350x174.jpgMiami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Scholars will use the money to research skill proficiencies and lifelong learning activities of middle-aged and older adults. The award recognizes individuals in Ohio's aging network whose research has improved services, advanced knowledge, or supported the expansion of research in the field of gerontology in Ohio or nationally.
02/23/2017
Phyllis Cummins named Researcher of the Year by Ohio gerontology association
Phyllis Cummins, senior research scholar for Scripps Gerontology Center, was selected as Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). The award recognizes individuals in Ohio's aging network whose research has improved services, advanced knowledge, or supported the expansion of research in the field of gerontology in Ohio or nationally.
11/11/2016
Health care facilities and services expansion article cites Scripps Gerontology Center research
“Experts say the metro area is a prime market for building new facilities and expanding health care services because of its aging infrastructure and population, which is expected to see unprecedented growth over the next decade with those 65-and-older accounting for 22 percent of the state’s population by 2030, according to a recent report from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center.”
10/20/2016
Research team sets out to find keys to college success for older students
cummins_phyllis_doctoral_associates_588x278.jpgEmployers can no longer afford to discriminate against older workers, and the reason might surprise you. It’s not lawsuits; it’s demographics.