USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Advocates for African American Elders

African Americans are at a significantly higher risk than whites of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and they also report lower levels of AD literacy than their white counterparts.

Karen Lincoln, associate professor and founder of Advocates for African American Elders, launched the BrainWorks research study to promote AD literacy within the African American community. This study aimed to help individuals identify AD symptoms and encourage them to seek help from a physician or mental health provider.

Lincoln’s study shows that older African Americans who received culturally tailored text messages about Alzheimer’s disease had the highest increase in Alzheimer’s disease literacy levels when compared with other participants. – Recorded Youtube Overview

Disaster Help Center

Click here to see the listing of Disaster Help Center resources – Click

Grab and Go Food Centers – Final day 4/16/21

LA Grab and GoFinal day for all Grab and Go Servicesmore info

With so many families counting on their children getting two subsidized meals each weekday, Free Meals at 60 Grab & Go Food Centers will be provided by Los Angeles Unified in partnership with the Red Cross during the temporary closure of schools.

West Adams local Center is located at:
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School, 3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE)

Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE) was founded in 2012 in response to the persistent and growing needs of African American seniors in Los Angeles. Click here to learn more – AAAE Website

More resources and engagement to come in our effort to support, care and respect the wellbeing, lifestyles, health, and sustainability of our elders who live in the West Adams community!

Check out this workshop recorded on Youtube on How to Improve Alzheimer’s Education among African Americans (BrainWorks) – workshop link

5TH Annual Build With Construction Matchmaking – Virtual Event

5TH Annual Build With Construction Matchmaking – Virtual Event

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 10 am to 11:30 am

The Board of Public Works and the Bureau of Contract Administration invite you to the 2021 AccessingLA BuildWith Virtual Event on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. This event is put together in collaboration with the Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Budget & Innovation and Office of Economic Development.

Click here to register.

West Adams is forming a Neighborhood Team for disaster preparedness!


West Adams is forming a Neighborhood Team for disaster preparedness! We want YOU to join our *free* six-session training to learn essential skills and form an emergency plan with your neighbors. Please fill out this surveyEnglish

and visit for more information and to register.


¡West Adams está formando un Equipo Vecinal para la preparación para desastres! Queremos que USTED se una a nuestra capacitación *gratuita* de seis sesiones para aprender habilidades esenciales y formar un plan de emergencia con sus vecinos. Encuesta en español

visite para obtener más información y registrarse.

Welcome to MyVoiceLA

The City of Los Angeles has developed MyVoiceLA for current and former City employees, contract workers, interns and volunteers, commissioners, elected and appointed officials, and applicants for City employment who are seeking more information about their rights and responsibilities relating to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, you can use this portal to submit a complaint online. Click here to go to website

County of Los Angeles Public Health – COVID19 Vaccine Updates

Los Angeles County residents who are 65 years old and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Residents in this high-priority age group should visit to schedule their appointments, which begin Wednesday, January 20th. Residents who don’t have computer access may call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations.

City of LA World’s First Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Director – Marta Segura

The City of LA Appoints World’s First Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Director Environmental Justice Leader Marta Segura!

More information – City of LA Mayors Office

Councilmember Paul Koretz Announces CEMO Appointment

City Information on “construction” taking place in your Area

City Websites as it relates to “construction” in your area
Public Way Reservation System (for projects in the public right-of-way, usually the street or sidewalk) – live link on what is occurring in real-time

Type your address to get all updates.

Adams Boulevard Safety Improvements – website


An Evening Conversation Special Edition: COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

covid-19 vaccine town hall meeting LA

Friday, January 29, 2021 – 6:00 PM (PST)

This month An Evening Conversation will present an informational Town Hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community.

Moderated by Millena Gay
Chairperson of the Robey Creative Content Committee and
Robey Special Events Producer

You may submit any question by email to or by using the Zoom Chat feature. Let’s talk about it!!

You must be registered to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Roshonda Clemons, MDDr. Roshonda Clemons, M.D.
is a board certified pediatrician, with twenty years experience practicing medicine. She has a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Spelman College, followed by a MD from medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. After residency she completed a fellowship in multicultural health. She has appeared on the “The Oprah Winfrey show”, “Its a Miracle”, interviews with Dr. Drew and ABC evening news.

She will present “her” view and hesitation on the vaccine as a physician who must give vaccines routinely to children.

Katherine Conte, PhDDr. Katherine Conte, Ph.D.
Has a PhD in Genomics and Evolution. She previously worked in the Biotechnology industry and is currently the Director of STEM Partnerships and Outreach at American University.

This fall she volunteered to be part of the Moderna Vaccine trials and has received the vaccine.

Matthew Conte, PhDDr. Matthew Conte, Ph.D.
is a Principal Investigator, Viral Genetics and Emerging Diseases for the Viral Diseases Branch at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He has a PhD in Biological Sciences.

He works on monitoring virus outbreaks and he plans to receive the vaccine as soon as it is available to him.

Crystal Antoinette GrahamCrystal Antoinette Graham
holds a Masters of Science in Library Science.

She is a patient advocate, and will be speaking on the importance of checking sources for validity.

Dr. Curtrina Strozier, M.D.Dr. Curtrina Strozier, M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist at St. Francis OBGYN Physician Partners. A firm believer in active patient involvement.

She received the Covid-19 vaccine and knows the day to day experience and struggles of her patients (moms and babies) in a pandemic society.

ZOOM Registration

Register Here


This event is free to the public however a donation of $10 to support The Robey Theatre Company programs, is appreciated.

Staying Healthy: Mentally & Physically During / Beyond the Health Crisis (Zoom Recording)

Webinar Recording

Sponsored by West Adams neighborhood Council
November 14, 10 am until noon

Brenda Ingram, EdD, LCSW
This presentation will discuss the intersection of COVID, racial inequities, and racial unrest to create both individual and collective trauma at higher levels in our communities. Participants will learn about the Community Resilience Model(CRM) and how to use the wellness skills to heal the impact of these enduring traumas. Contact info

Charmaine Shaw, Lifestyle Coach
This presentation will discuss Taking Care of your mental wellbeing through lifestyle changes to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Contact info

Many underestimate the importance of our mental state of being, especially during this present crisis everyone is experiencing. The last eight months have been extremely challenging for many of us. How well are you coping? Attend to learn coping skills. Physical and mental wellness have a symbiotic relationship.


Adams Blvd Safety Project Website

Website link

LADOT Adams Blvd. Safety Programs

LADOT video with an update on the Adams Blvd Safety Project

LADOT is proposing changes to Adams that will improve traffic safety and accessibility for all. Changes may include pavement repair, signal upgrades, bike lanes, lane reduction, pedestrian beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and other safety treatments.

For more information click here.