The Gamma Psi Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega at UNC Charlotte is raising funds to pack blessing bags to distribute equally between the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and The Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina. These blessing bags will be filled with personal hygiene items, snacks, socks, and a mask. If you are able, please donate so that we can fill as many bags as possible! For each $1 you donate, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $75 gift card at the store of your choice. If you are unable to donate, please share this post so that we can reach as many people as possible. https://gofund.me/e940e9e4
The University of Maryland Baltimore County chapter of Sigma Phi Omega is pleased to invite you to “The Motivation to Exercise in Age” presented by Candace Brown, Assistant Professor of Gerontology with the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
It is known that maintaining physical function, through activity, is one key to successful aging. Leading an active lifestyle may delay physical and cognitive decline, and 53% of older adults are now meeting US physical activity guidelines. As aging adults are increasingly adopting exercise into their weekly routines, research is moving to understand what motivates them to maintain their fitness. Brown will discuss her research on motivation to exercise among unique populations including Black women triathletes, older Veterans, and most recently- pandemic exercisers.
The students in the Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter of SPO at East Carolina University held a drive for a local assisted living that they have partnered and were able to provide hygiene items, cards, puzzle books, manicure sets, clothes, socks, and lip balm to the residents. They also are creating Thanksgiving-themed craft bags to drop off at long-term care facilities this coming week. Additionally, they will be sponsoring two seniors in a program call Santa for Seniors in Greenville, NC!
SPO Gamma Psi Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is hosting monthly virtual career panels highlighting various roles of professionals working with older adults. In September, they highlighted roles in non-profit organizations. On October 23rd the Gamma Psi Chapter will introduce three individuals working in administrative roles of senior serving organizations.
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