2016 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

2016 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

2016 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

Matthew C. Fullen, MA, MDiv, and Sean Gorby, Med
The Ohio State University

Paper title: “Reframing Resilience: Pilot Evaluation of a Program to Promote Resilience in Marginalized Older Adults”

Pictured below: Matthew C. Fullen, Diane Ramey, and Sean Gorby

Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper Award Recipients Matthew C. Fullen, MA, MDiv, and Sean Gorby, Med

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

This paper describes the evaluation of a multi-week group program, Resilient Aging, which was designed to influence marginalized older adults’ perceptions of their resilience, self-efficacy, and wellness.  Findings from the pre-/post- test suggest that the Resilient Aging program is a participant-centered and strengths-based program that has potential for enhancing participants’ perceptions of resilience and wellness.

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2016 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

2016 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

2016 Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper

Joy Huston
Youngstown State University (Pictured with Diane Ramey below)

Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper Award

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

Paper Title: “Person-Centered Care: Sociology of Dementia”

This paper advocates for managing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia through a person-centered approach to reach and maintain optimal levels of functioning and quality of life for the residents, rather than through the use of pharmacological interventions or various forms of restraint.  While the benefits of person-centered care are undeniable, the long term care industry faces many barriers to implementation, especially regarding financial and logistical concerns.

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.