How the quality of care in Ohio's skilled nursing facilities compares
OXFORD, Ohio — A recent study on the quality of care provided to residents on Medicaid in Ohio's nursing homes by researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center suggests room for improvement.
New online graduate certificate program to encourage innovative entrepreneurial solutions for rising aging challenges
Miami's new Social Entrepreneurship & Aging (SEA) Graduate Certificate, beginning in fall 2017, is set to explore a new set of challenges and market opportunities
2017 Colonial Services Long-Term Care Research Award Recipients
The Colonial Services Long-Term Care Research award is presented to a gerontology graduate student for outstanding research or program development in long-term care. The award is funded by a contribution from Colonial Senior Services of Hamilton, Ohio to the Scripps Gerontology Center. The 2017 awardees are Morgan Liddic and Nathan Sheffer.
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.
Miami gerontology professor named OAGE Educator of the Year
Kate de Medeiros, associate professor of sociology and gerontology and the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor of Gerontology, has been named Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE).
Webinar | Achieving Caregiver Respite and Support: A Strategy in Four Levels
FREE Webinar Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || How can we enhance the work we do with and on behalf of the family caregivers who are so vital to our system of long-term services and supports? There are multiple ways, and no single set of services or supports fits all.
Suzanne Kunkel on solutions to support retirees
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. …
Heather Menne is 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
We are pleased to announce that Heather Menne is the recipient of the 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award. A 2001 graduate of the Master of Gerontological Studies program, Heather went on to earn a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Sociology of Aging and Medical Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2006.
A children’s book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork is receiving national attention.
OMA-book-spread-cover-399x250.jpgWhy Can’t Grandma Remember my Name, by Kent L. Karosen and Chana Stiefel, is a children’s book explaining Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by OMA artists. It demonstrates the creativity that is within all of us, regardless of age or cognitive status.