2018 Annual Report

Collaboration that  makes a difference 2018 ANNUAL REPORT Scripps Gerontology Center An Ohio Center of Excellence

From our Executive Director

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Dear friends,

We are delighted to share the Scripps Gerontology Center 2018 Annual Report with you. It has been another year of meaningful projects and productive collaborations for us. For the second year in a row, we were the top unit at Miami University for external funding.

We never take for granted the dedicated individuals, diverse talents, and unique spirit that underlie our success. This past year, as part of our strategic plan, we took a 360º look at our organizational culture, an essential component of our ability to accomplish our goals. A survey sent to all of our staff members (82% participated) provided encouraging results about our collective values and the extent to which those values are reflected in how we work together. The report offered this summary: “We know our mission, work hard to meet it, feel valued, and are proud to work here.”

This process renewed our commitment to nourish our collaborative and productive workplace well into our next century. As we look forward to our 100th anniversary in 2022, we are grateful to the previous generations of Scripps staff who gave us our roots and our wings. That appreciation was tinged with sadness as we grieved the loss of one of our past leaders, Bob Atchley, who passed away in November of 2018. His many legacies will endure within the core of who we are and what we do.
As always, we thank you for your interest and support.


signature Suzanne Kunkel  

Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Executive Director, Scripps Gerontology Center
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Age-Friendly Oxford Initiative collaborating to create a community for all ages  Scripps is excited to be part of age-friendly efforts right in our own backyard through the Age-Friendly Oxford Initiative. Links to news story
National research collaboration making a difference Community-based organizations such as Area Agencies are uniquely positioned to address the social determinants of health. Links to news story
A new Scripps space devoted to collaboration Thanks to a lot of support and teamwork, the Scripps Gerontology Center Collaboratory was completed in December of 2018. Links to news article