Thursday, April 12, 2012
Socks, socks and more socks! Please join the Office of Institutional Diversity and our co-sponsors, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Pan Hellenic Council, and SGA in celebrating Older Americans Month by participating in our annual Sock Drive. Older Americans Month’s (celebrated in May since 1963) 2012 theme is “Never to Old to Play!” Did you know that one in every eight or 13.1% of the population (or 40.4 million in 2010) is an older American (65+)? Or that 485,000 grandparents, aged 65 or older, had the primary responsibility for their grandchildren who live with them? Or that almost half of older women (47%) age 75+ live alone. Our office will be collecting new socks until April 27. Please help us reach our goal of 500 new pairs of socks! Bring all new socks to Room 217 (Row Hall, East Wing) or place them in campus mail. All socks will be donated to local nursing homes in Carroll County during the month of May. If you have any questions, call 9-5400. For additional information on Older Americans Month, visit this website.