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.
This last Saturday, October 13, 2018, our chapter gathered to participate in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Walk! We also donated $500!
We challenge all Sigma Phi Omega Chapters to get involved and participate as well! Donate to the very worthy cause of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Check out https://www.alz.org/ and find your walk now!
On April 16th, the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program held its annual Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) Induction and awards Celebration, at which time two students and 7 community partners were recognized and inducted. Our partners are professional leaders working towards improving the quality of lives for older adults and caregivers throughout Utah and will bring a richness to our chapter and SPO. Here is a picture from our induction including our inductees (who were able to attend) and Faculty (Dr. Kathie Supiano, Nanci McLeskey and Jackie Eaton).