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Winter 2022 issue highlights


  • Celebrate our "One for the Ages" Centennial Anniversary!
  • Join us for the first "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation
  • New Resources for Caregiving Families
  • Director of Academic Program Support Pamela Mayberry Retires
  • Partnership with AARP Leads to Over 1,500 Media Hits
  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Receives Funding from NextFifty Initiative to Develop ScrippsAVID
  • Scripps Staff Updates
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon Awarded OAEA 2021 Distinguished Citizen for Art Education
  • 2021 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Gerontology Alumni Awardees
  • 2nd Annual Maude's Awards Winners Announced, Including Opening Minds through Art
  • Recent Publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

Fall 2021 issue highlights

  • Welcome to our new graduate students!
  • Scripps Study Finds Ohio Leads the Nation in Generating Local Funds to Support In-home Services for Older People
  • Staff Updates
  • Opening Minds Through Art selected for 2021 Maude's Award for Innovation in Alzheimer's Care
  • Virtual Open House Scheduled in November
  • Dr. Phyllis Cummins Joins Looking Forward Our Way Podcast for episode
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon and Opening Minds Through Art Featured in Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows
  • Recent Publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

Spring 2021 issue highlights


  • 2020 Annual Report
  • Congratulations 2020 Graduates!
  • New Job Opportunity!
  • Scripps Staff Updates
  • Robert Applebaum and Jennifer Heston-Mullins Serve as Guest Editors on the Spring 2021 Issue of Generations
  • Elizabeth "Like" Lokon Selected to Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Miami Recognized as Age-Friendly University
  • The Art of Aging Podcast: Opening Minds Through Art -Using Art to Bring Joy to People with Dementia
  • Recent Publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission


Winter 2021 issue highlights

  • Understanding our Ohio population
  • Scripps staff updates
  • Phyllis Cummins, PhD, leads efforts in adult learning and age-inclusive education
  • #ScrippsStories social media campaign a success
  • Featured Fellow: John Bowblis, PhD
  • Trueblood, Graduate Students Recognized for Work on DEI Taskforce
  • Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel, PhD, and O'Toole Family Professor and Scripps Research Fellow Kate de Medeiros, PhD, awarded first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2020 Book of the Year Award
  • Recent publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

fall2020-enews.pngFall 2020 issue highlights

  • Welcome to our new graduate students!
  • Survey by Scripps researchers finds communication is key for families of long-term care residents during COVID-19 visitation restrictions
  • Scripps Gerontology Center partners with Preference Based Living for online tool to document preferences of older adults
  • IDEAS: The elderly casually dismissed as expendable in age of coronavirus
  • Scripps' new projects will help student job training and credentials for adults
  • Opening Minds through Art masks feature designs made by elders with dementia
  • Scripps Gerontology Center engaged in new federal grant to expand dementia-capable communities
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon wins prestigious Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship
  • Recent publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

summer2020-enews.pngSummer 2020 issue highlights

  • 2019 Annual Report
  • Scripps researchers find no link between nursing home residents with COVID-19 and facility quality
  • Caregiving research study seeks families
  • Communicating effectively while wearing a face mask
  • Our Gerontology alumni making a difference
  • Partnering to create a dementia-inclusive community
  • In loving memory of Becky Thompson
  • Dr. Katherine (Katy) Abbott awarded 2020 OAGE Researcher of the Year
  • Dr. Takashi Yamashita awarded the 2020 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Recent publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

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  • Dr. Robert Applebaum gives testimony at recent hearing of the House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Meeting  
  • Partnering to Create a Dementia-Inclusive Community
  • Welcome to our new staff members
  • Recent PhD program graduate
  • Recent publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

Link to spring-summer enews Spring-Summer 2019 issue highlights

  • Congratulations graduates
  • 2018 Annual Report – Collaboration that makes a difference
  • Age-Friendly Oxford Initiative: Collaborating to create a community for all ages
  • National research collaboration making a difference
  • Opening a new door to collaboration
  • Recent publications
  • How to connect and learn more about our work and mission

Link to the Winter 2019 eNewsWinter 2019 issue highlights

  • A tribute to a visionary leader
  • Julie Kaminski named 2019 Cottrell Alumni Award recipient
  • Miami University to host annual Ohio professional and student conference on aging
  • Alumni corner
  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA) for medical school and health sciences students
  • Time is running out on OMA funding opportunity
  • Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) project partners with Ohio nursing homes to improve residents' quality of life
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Aging Online Graduate Certificate (SEA)
  • Recent publications

Link to the Fall 2018 eNewsFall 2018 issue highlights

  • We welcome 12 New Miami gerontology graduate students
  • The 2018 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture examines the long-term impact of military service
  • Welcome to our newest research associates!
  • Phyllis Cummins elected to National Council for Workforce Education Board
  • Miami-Knolls partnership leads to state recognition
  • Mentorship and collaboration: research making a difference in the lives of Ohio familie
  • Nearly 400 Opening Minds through Art (OMA) facilitators!
  • Congratulations to our August 2018 PhD in Social Gerontology program graduates!
  • MGS Summer practicum experience
  • Alumni corner
  • SEA certificate program gives insight into aging and entrepreneurship

Link to the Spring-Summer 2018 eNewsSpring/Summer 2018 issue highlights

  • Congratulations graduates
  • 2017 Annual Report – Making a difference in our own backyard
  • Opening Minds through Art 10th anniversary
  • SEA-Certificate - An opportunity to change the world
  • Preferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Cards are one of 16 Ohio Nursing Home Quality Improvement Projects
  • Public Radio taps Scripps Gerontology and The Knolls for expertise on aging
  • 2018 Colonial Services Long-Term Care Research Award recipient
  • Alumni Spotlight: Quanhong "Cho" Qiu, 2018 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award winner
  • Do you want to know more about our work and mission?

Link to Winter 2018 eNews

Winter 2018 issue highlights

  • Helping Ohio chart a course for long-term care
  • Miami students conducting age-friendly city research study
  • Resources based on Scripps Gerontology Center research
    • What Matters Most: A Guide for My Support and Care
    • Recorded webinars
    • Recent research reports and briefs
  • Tenth-year expansion of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) 
  • P.K. Whelpton's legacy inspires tomorrow's experts in demography and aging 
  • Unleash your entrepreneurial potential
  • The Gerontology Alumni Advisory Group is planning two alumni gatherings in March

Link to Fall 2017 eNews

Fall 2017 issue highlights

  • We welcome 11 New Miami gerontology graduate students
  • Suzanne Kunkel named University Distinguished Professor
  • The 2017 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture addresses long-term care in China
  • Miami University researchers lead evaluation of AgeWell program in Cleveland
  • Aging and Disability Business Institute Evaluation
  • MGS students gain hands-on experience during summer practicum
  • Opening Minds through Art News
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Aging Online Graduate Certificate Program
  • Upcoming Alumni Gathering

Link to Spring/Summer eNews

Spring/Summer 2017 issue, annual report highlights

  • Perspectives on teamwork
  • Research on older workers
  • The journey to OMA
  • Research apprenticeship model
  • By the numbers / Partnerships
  • Service / Honors and Awards
  • Donors
  • Reconnecting with Alumni
  • Academic News

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Winter 2016-17 issue highlights

  • A visit from Dr. Gregory and Dr. Renate Crawford
  • Recent publications by senior research scholar, Shahla Mehdizadeh 
  • Heather Menne is 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award recipient 
  • Alumni making connections – face-to-face and online
  • Opening Minds through Art updates
    • Miami University's OMA program receives national Alzheimer's legacy award
    • A children's book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork 
    • Registration open for 2017 OMA facilitator training
  • Upcoming webinar | Achieving Caregiver Respite and Support

link to fall 2016 newsletter

Fall 2016 issue highlights

  • We welcome 14 new Miami University gerontology graduate students
  • Grant to expand Miami’s Opening Minds through Art program
  • $1.4 million grant awarded for research about older learners
  • Grant to improve quality of life for Ohio's nursing home residents
  • MGS students report on summer experiences
  • Our alumni are part of Scripps Gerontology Center’s legacy
  • Meet the new residents of hallway 370! - Our new research staff
  • Stay connected

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Spring/Summer 2016 issue, annual report highlights

  • Making a difference then and now
  • Honors and Awards
  • Service and Leadership
  • Featured Spotlights: Shahla Mehdizadeh, Katherine Abbott, Inaugural NANAS conference
  • By the numbers
  • Donors and Partners
  • Connect

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Winter 2016 issue highlights

  • OMA a Quality Improvement Project
  • Scholarships for OMA training
  • Graduate student job placement rates
  • Meet our PhD graduates
  • Research finds areas for improved strategies at nursing homes