Careers in Aging 2017

On April 5, 2017, at York College of Pennsylvania, the Omega Chapter of SPO sponsored an awesome Careers in Aging event. We invited students, members of the OLLI at Penn State York, and professionals in aging-related careers to a film screening of the inspiring documentary Age of Champions. An OLLI participant led us in a lively discussion afterward the film concluded. Then we played a game of modified BINGO– a mixer that got everyone interacting with one another. We finished by awarding the gold, silver, and bronze medals to the BINGO winners and concluded by singing the national anthem together (think Olympics). It was really a fun evening. More than 70 people participated. Of those, eight students expressed interest in joining SPO. Everyone gained 1) an understanding of the diversity of careers in aging, 2) an appreciation for working with elders, and 3) a healthy dose of good times.