We thought we’d share our University of Utah Alpha Chi chapter virtual Spring Induction and Celebration.
We know it’s tricky to do these things virtually, but we had a fun time together!
We used a Word Cloud activity as everyone was logging on (see Slido.com for an easy setup and participation), introduced ourselves, had our Director of Alumni Relations pop in to congratulate the students who are graduating, and played a video the Director of our gerontology program had prerecorded to congratulate our new inductees.
Next, we gave kudos to the students for their diligence, faculty for their mentoring, and professionals for their support of older adults in the community and played a positive aging video from the Atlantic.
After that, we inducted ten new members, led by our chapter advisor, Katarina, and chapter president, Nancy. Next, we played a wonderful cameo video by Utah Jazz player, Georges Niang, who congratulated the new inductees and thanked everyone for the work we do on behalf of older adults. (See cameo.com for some fun ideas.)
Lastly, we covered some SPO Noteworthies, such as how they will receive their cords, requests for Chapter News events, and the call for new officers which will be sent out in late April. We then left the Zoom meeting open so people could stick around and socialize.
What are your induction experiences this Spring? Do you have graduation traditions in your chapter? Please submit your activities in our Chapter News at our website, sigmaphiomega.org, so we can all share your good news.
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!