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

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 PrepareWestAdams.org for more information and to register.

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¡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 PrepareWestAdams.org para obtener más información y registrarse.

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.

 

LA Urban League: WEBINAR COLLEGE & COVID 4/22

WEBINAR
COLLEGE & COVID: WHAT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS NEED TO KNOW NOW
Wednesday, April 22

6:00 – 7:30 PM

To Register (Click Here)

Talk to admissions experts from USC and learn how to get into the college of your choice in the year of COVID-19.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • College Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Decision Timelines
  • Admissions Testing
  • Student Life

Connect with City Controller

Connect with Your City Controller – Ron Alperin

A great resource for updates and information around City response to COVID-19

The City Controller is the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles. Along with the Mayor and City Attorney, the Controller is one of three offices elected every four years by citywide popular vote. (read more)

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LAUSD Grab & Go Food Center for Students During School Closure

What to do while Los Angeles Unified schools are closed in response to the coronavirus

Grab & Go Food Centers distribute free meals to students

Learn more here: https://achieve.lausd.net/resources

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