| The beginning of Fall 2016 semester marked a new chapter for our Gerontology Student Organization. With Miriam Henan passing the presidential gavel to Gabriela Sedano and with a new Directory Board in place, our Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) members kept busy with interesting activities.
In September we met and proposed the semestrial agenda, as well as we held our first general meeting for the academic year of 2016-2017. In October we were busy securing Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) traveling funds for our members to attend the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) 36th Annual Meeting in Sacramento. At CCGG Annual Meeting our SPO- Delta Eta Chapter members united forces and presented in poster format the positive impact our Gerontology Student Organization has over our community. October month also brought the opportunity to advocate for a noble cause: “Walk-to-End Alzheimer’s”! We marched in Long Beach, CA and raised awareness to our community about the devastating effects Alzheimer’s disorder can bring to our families and to our communities.
Then, in November we joined the CSULB Homecoming where we reminded our community that CSULB is an age friendly campus and that we have programs focusing on successful aging such as Gerontology Program, Osher Life Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Center for Successful Aging.
And in December, besides stressing over the final exams, we make sure we keep as priority those in needs. This year we partnered up with a local community organization called HOPE to reach hearts in desperate need by collecting canned food, socks, and blankets for what we like to call Mexico Outreach event. And speaking about December… We would like to wish you all a joyous and happy holiday season filled with magical moments!