Students in the Institute of Gerontology work with older adults in many different settings and participate in a variety of local and national community efforts. 

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

Each year, our students, staff and faculty join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. This is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.

Be a Santa to a Senior Program

Each year, our students collect items for the Be A Santa to a Senior program. Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The company then works with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments within their various locations. Each senior’s gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.

Sigma Phi Omega

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) is the National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. The SPO students at the Institute of Gerontology are involved in a wide variety of community outreach efforts.