02/28/2016
Mahoning County departments must prepare for decline in population, auditor says
Projections made by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University cited in an article.
02/15/2016
Involvement critical to nursing home resident family's satisfaction
Nursing home residents with relatives involved in their care have more satisfied families according to researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center.
02/07/2016
Older job-seekers touted to Ohio businesses
Story promoting training for the aging workforce features projections from Phyllis Cummins, assistant director of research at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.
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.
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.
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.
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.