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.
Members of the honor society decided that they wanted to collect items to be used as bingo prizes for two local personal care facilities and one nursing home. The collection was advertised on campus as well as through members. We received a great number of items. A supervisor in the ESU Speech and Hearing Center asked if the aphasia support group could sort these items for the three facilities. We thought this was a great idea and they did a very nice job of it. The items ended up benefitting not only the residents of the facilities, but also the clients who did the sorting, most of whom are older adults.
The Alpha Phi chapter had another successful pet food drive to benefit the recipients of the Monroe County Meals on Wheels. We collected 138 pounds of dog and cat food. We were helped by ESU’s Sign Language Club, and the ESU chapters of Autism SpeaksU and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.