Scripps Gerontology Center
The Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems was established in 1922 through an endowment from noted newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps. For more than forty years, the Scripps Foundation remained in the forefront of the scientific study of population and fertility in the U.S. and the world. In the mid-1960s, the research emphasis turned toward population aging and related social issues. By 1967, Scripps developed and offered the University’s first course in social gerontology. Miami University formally established a Gerontology Center within the Scripps Foundation in 1972. Four years later, Scripps Gerontology Center was one of the first seven multidisciplinary centers for the study of aging in the nation to be funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
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(2015-01-22)This report provides brief highlights from a study of leadership in nursing homes with a person-centered or traditional approach to care.
(2015-01-08)Using a mixed methods approach, this study sought to identify innovative and promising practices in providing employment and training services to older workers. Given current economic and demographic realities, understanding ...
(2014-10-13)Maps of Ohio showing the change in the 85 plus population (reported and projected) from 1990 through 2050.
(2014-10-13)Maps of Ohio showing the change in the 60 plus population (reported and projected) from 1990 through 2050.
Ohio's Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities in the Economic Downturn: How have they adjusted? (2014-05-13)Long-term care facilities have been impacted by the economic downturn and other changes in the long-term care system. This research brief describes strategies most often implemented by Ohio's nursing homes and residential ...