Scripps eNews | Winter 2022
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Join us for the first "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation
On Friday, January 21 at 12 p.m. ET, join us for our virtual lunchtime presentation on "Time for Living & Caring: Recognizing & Supporting the Needs of Family Caregivers" presented by 2016 Cottrell Distinguished Alum Dr. Rebecca Utz.
New Resource for Caregiving Families
Scripps is excited to announce a new and freely-available communication and care coordination resource for caregiving families. Our Family, Our Way (OFOW) provides materials and processes to help families hold a family meeting. 
Director of Academic Program Support Pamela Mayberry Retires
After serving Miami University and the Scripps Gerontology Center for 20 years, Coordinator of Academic Programming Pamela Mayberry retired in the summer of 2021.
Partnership with AARP Leads to Over 1,500 Media Hits
Scripps Gerontology Center in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute created the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the subject of over 1,500 news stories nationwide.
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Receives Funding from NextFifty Initiative to Develop ScrippsAVID
OMA's ScrippsAVID received funding from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.
Scripps Staff Updates
Meet the newest additions to the Scripps Gerontology Center: Senior Research Associate Oksana Dikhtyar and Communications Specialist Asia Collier.
Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon Awarded OAEA 2021 Distinguished Citizen for Art Education
Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon was announced the winner of the Ohio Art Education Association's (OAEA) 2021 Distinguished Citizen for Art Education award.
2021 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Gerontology Alumni Awardees
Each year, we present selected Miami University gerontology alumni with the W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Gerontology Alumni award for outstanding leadership and achievement in the field of aging. This year, the award was given to two recipients: Angela Heath and Mark Kolada.
2nd Annual Maude's Awards Winners Announced, Including Opening Minds through Art
"Maude's Awards" was created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their care partners. It provides monetary awards to organizations and individuals for innovations excelling in one of several categories.
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