The Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) is a membership organization that serves as a resource to the aging network. As an organization of educators, researchers, practitioners, and students in Ohio, OAGE members are dedicated to gerontological education, research, and practice. The organization supports Ohio’s aging network as a resource for research and practice, and provides professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and practitioners.


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Ohio Scholars in Aging Program

Summer, 2015 Student Scholars

Alicia Cowles    2015 Summer Student Scholars

  • School: Ohio University                
  • Internship Experience: Hickory Creek of Athens
  • Hometown: Cardington               

Sunaina Rana

  • School: Miami University
  • Internship Experience:  Liberty Nursing Center                                                                 
  • Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Hannah Thompson        

  • School: Miami University             
  • Internship Experience:  Butler County Probate Court (Guardianship Program)    
  • Hometown: North Canton          

Michael T. Vale               

  • School: University of Akron        
  • Internship Experience:  Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging
  • Hometown: Fairport Harbor

Dorothy Young                

  • School: Wittenberg University  
  • Internship Experience:  Sinclair Community College - SEEK Conference (Sharing Education, Experience, Knowledge)

Nicole Yozwiak

  • School: University of Youngstown
  • Internship Experience:  Briarfield/Brookdale Senior Living            
  • Hometown: Canfield     

Matthew Bezold             

  • School: The Ohio State University
  • Internship Experience:  Ohio Department of Aging
  • Hometown: Columbus
The CDC Healthy Aging Program has released a Healthy Aging Data Portfolio (available at that focuses on the health and well-being of older persons in the United States.

It provides easy access to CDC data on key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults.  Includes data from the newly-released The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 Adobe PDF file [PDF 4.7M] report, as well as other hard-copy reports from the Healthy Aging Program.

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