2020 Annual Report


From our Executive Director

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Dear friends–

Closing the books on 2020 brings an interesting mixture of relief and gratitude.  Confronting how quickly and dramatically the world can change leaves a lingering sense of uncertainty. But what we have been able to maintain, create, restore, and accomplish this past year at Scripps fills me with hope and inspiration for our very bright future. In these pages you will read about the ways the Scripps Gerontology Center responded to the many facets of the COVID-19 crisis. We adapted the focus of our research projects, worked with our students and research partners remotely, strengthened our attentiveness to ageism and age-inclusiveness, and held successful virtual events. We submitted more grant proposals, implemented more projects, and published more than in previous years. Behind every amazing accomplishment is the same story: teams pulling together, individuals supporting each other, and an organization that is clear about its mission and values. We end 2020 gratefully, look forward to 2021 enthusiastically, and anticipate eagerly the launch of our second century in 2022.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our work. Our very best to you in the coming year.



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Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Executive Director, Scripps Gerontology Center