Meghan Young, MGS


Associate Director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA)

Phone: 513-529-1701
Office: Upham Hall, 204B

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MGS, Miami University
IMS Graduate Certificate, Miami University
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Research Interests

Age-friendly communities, home and community-based long-term services and supports, intergenerational relationships, technology use among older adults, and lifelong learning

Biographical Sketch

Meghan Young, MGS is the Associate Director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) at the Scripps Gerontology Center. Her career in the field of aging and the arts began in a service-learning class during her first year at Miami University in Ohio when she facilitated storytelling experiences for older adults living with dementia in nursing homes. Since then, Meghan has worked on research projects dedicated to making communities more age- and dementia-friendly, instructed virtual, intergenerational service-learning courses, and assisted long-term care providers with implementing arts-based activities for their residents. She believes everyone, regardless of age or ability, has a story to tell and art is the best way to share it.


Young, M. A., Yauk, J., Straker, J. K., Nelson, M., Applebaum, B. (2021). Residential care: An emerging sector of the Ohio system of long-term services. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Young, M.A., Dhakal, U., Kessler, V., Kunkel, S.R. (2019). Age-Friendly Oxford Community Needs Assessment: Report to the Age-Friendly Oxford Leadership Advisory Group. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Straker, J. K., Janssen, L. M., Stemen, S. E., Nelson, I. M., Young, M. A., & Brottman, B. J. (2019). Implementation of the 2018 Ohio Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Family Satisfaction Surveys. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.