2015 Best Conference Theme: Faces Of Aging Community & Connectedness

2015 Best Conference Theme: Faces Of Aging Community & Connectedness

2015 Best Conference Theme: Faces Of Aging Community & Connectedness

Tim Burgener
The Ohio State University

Paper:  Aging in Place: Implications for Social Work

Tim’s paper advocated for an interdisciplinary approach to working with older adults. Stating that social workers will likely be part of an interdisciplinary team including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and other health professionals working to provide comprehensive services to older adults in the community.

In addition, he concluded that macro-level social workers should advocate for policies for older adults to connect with city planners and regional transportation planners to advocate for an aging-friendly built environment and affordable senior housing.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.

 

2015 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

2015 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

2015 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

Casey Schonhardt
Bowling Green State University

This award remembers this well liked and well respected educator with a strong dedication to gerontology education.

Paper:  Older Adults and Technology: Adoption and Acceptance Comes from Relationship and Encouragement from Younger Generations

Casey’s paper focuses on her experience at the Wood County Center on Aging here in Bowing Group as part of her service learning course in small group communication.

Casey and other students in the class taught tablet classes once a week to interested older adults. Classes were observed using the STAM (Senior Technology and Acceptance Model). At end of project, it was found that the more positive and genuinely encouraging the students were, the more the older adults consistently attended classes and engage in learning.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.

 

2015 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

2015 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

2015 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

Margaret Rusnak
The Ohio State University

Dr. Jerome Kaplan was a leader in the field of aging internationally, nationally, and in Ohio. I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Kaplan who was very passionate about nurturing students in the field of gerontology.

Paper:  Meaningful Devices – Inclusion of Seniors in the Design of Assistive Technology

Margaret’s paper addresses advocates for a bridge between design and need through the active participation of elders in the design process. She believes that inviting older adults to participate in the design of assistive technology will encourage older persons’ use of this technology and thereby improve their social interactions and support their aging-in-place.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.