"STudents and ELderly Linking Around Relationships" strives to develop positive relationships among students and elders within the community. The group focuses on changing negative stigmas associated with elders and students alike and replacing them with positive views of both. Through community based activities the group creates a positive atmosphere and educates students of all majors on the needs of the elderly within the community along with informing them about the many opportunities for careers working with elders.
As a group, we are involved in the following activities:
Sigma Phi Omega
Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.
VALUE OF Sigma Phi Omega for students:
Student and Professional membership criteria:
STELLAR's team for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Old National Bank
There was not a registration fee for the walk, however the Alzheimer’s Association asked that every walker make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.