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01/02/2018
P.K. Whelpton’s legacy inspires tomorrow’s experts in demography and aging
Bei-Wu-SPO-MiamiAge-11-6-2016-800x326.jpgWith the generosity of the Whelpton family, the P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture Series brings a nationally known scholar to Miami University each fall. This lecture, established in 1986, honors the memory of Pascal Whelpton who served from 1953-1963 as one of the early directors of what is now Scripps Gerontology Center. Whelpton’s contributions to the field of demography and the research center left a legacy.ect
12/01/2017
Scripps Gerontology Center is part of Oxford's Age-Friendly Community team
AARP-Age-Friendly-Oxford-City-Council-11-21-2017-800x423.jpgOxford named ‘Age-Friendly Community’ by AARP Efforts to make the community “a great place to live for all ages” received a boost recently when the city was notified of acceptance into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
11/09/2017
Nursing homes see increased population of younger residents
news-u65-infographic-375x465-11-9-2017.jpgOXFORD, Ohio — A new report from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center highlights a trend of individuals under age 65 using nursing homes in Ohio.
11/06/2017
Partnering to advance preference based care among nursing home residents
Man-Cat-PELI-Channel5-Interview_10-25-17_300x236.jpgAre you a cat person or a dog person? Your preferences matter to this academic and community research project.
10/27/2017
Opening Minds through Art - A life changing experience for Miami Students
OMA-Student-Experience-Video-300x187-10-2017.pngThis brief (5 min) video captures the highlights of six Miami Student’s presentation at the Forum on Aging conference in Cincinnati.
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.