Registration is now open for our "One for the Ages" Centennial Celebration

For 100 years, the Scripps Gerontology Center has been committed to understanding population changes and their impact on individuals and societies. For 50 of those years, we have focused on aging societies and making a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families, and communities through our excellence in research, education, and service. To commemorate our centennial, we will host a formal “One for the Ages” celebration on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10 at Miami University.

During our two-day celebration, there will be various events and activities to join. All events are free except for the formal “One for the Ages” Banquet on September 10. Whether you choose to attend one event or all, we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us!

Please view the schedule of events below for detailed information about the events and activities that will occur.




12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET | Virtual via Zoom or join the Watch Party in Upham 02

“One for the Ages” Lunchtime Presentation: Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Panel

To kick off our weekend celebration, join recipients of the Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award for a virtual panel discussion of how a background in gerontology has shaped and impacted their career paths.

If you’re going to be in Oxford Friday afternoon, feel free to bring your lunch and join us for a Watch Party of this presentation in Upham 02. Those that will be watching virtually, will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET | Upham Arch

Walking Tour of Campus & Scripps

Whether you’re visiting Miami for the first time or looking to enjoy a trip down memory lane, you’re welcome to join us for a tour of campus. We’ll meet under the Upham Hall arch and end at the Scripps offices for some light refreshments.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET | The Knolls of Oxford

“One for the Ages” Social at The Knolls of Oxford 

Connecting with others in a meaningful way is at the heart of so much that we do at Scripps. Please join us for an informal gathering to catch up with old friends and make new ones while enjoying beverages and hors d'oeuvres.


(All events in the Shriver Center)

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET | Dolibois Room

Continental Breakfast 

Start the day by learning about the work of our gerontology students. Continental breakfast will be provided.

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. ET | Heritage Room

Gerontology Made Personal

Hear from an esteemed panel of former Scripps researchers and gerontology faculty as they discuss how their work as gerontologists has shaped their thinking about and experience of their own aging.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. ET | Heritage Room

If Age is Just a Number, Then Why Doesn't Mine Add Up?

Age is more than just the number of years you've lived. It's also the way you are valued and judged by others. In this workshop, we debunk many myths about aging, explore how ageism operates on personal and societal levels, and provide helpful strategies for addressing ageism wherever it appears. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET | Dolibois Room

Lunchtime Presentation: The Journey So Far and The Path Forward

Share lunch with old and new friends learning about the rich history of Scripps and the exciting work yet to come. Box lunches will be provided.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET | Dolibois Room

Research Roundtables

Join Scripps research staff and Fellows in roundtable discussions about recent and current Scripps research projects.

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. ET | Heritage Room

Opening Minds through Art (OMA): Celebrating 15 Years

Experience the award-winning intergenerational art program for people living with dementia as we each create our own OMA art project.

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET | Dolibois Room

“One for the Ages” Banquet

Celebrate 100 years of Scripps research, education, and service with an evening of food, music, and socializing. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 7:00 p.m., followed by music, dancing, and lots of fun. The cost is $40 per person.

Hotel Accommodations

Scripps has set up hotel blocks for our centennial celebration at the following locations below. When reserving online, you must input the group name for that hotel in order to see available rooms. If reserving by telephone, be sure to mention the group name. 

5190 College Corner Pike
Oxford, OH
(513) 523-2722
Group Name: Scripps Gerontology 100
Rate: $149.00/day 


Hampton Inn
375 S. College Ave.
Oxford, OH
(513) 524-2012
Group Name: SGC
Rate: $269.00/day (2-night minimum)


Hueston Woods
5201 Lodge Road
Oxford, OH
(513) 664-3527
Group Name: Scripps Gerontology Center MU
Rate: $287.10/day (Non-lake view) OR $296.10/day (Lake view)


The Elms
375 S. Main Street
Oxford, OH
(513) 524-2002
Group Name: SGC
Rate: $259.00 - $269.00/day (King or Queen Suite) (2-night minimum)


Parking is free for registrants. A link to register a vehicle will be provided following a completed registration.