Northern California and Northern Nevada
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At the Alzheimer’s Association, diversity is imperative and integral to our mission. It is vital to what we do and a promise we make to those we serve. Our team of dedicated professionals understands that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of our mission.
We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live. The Alzheimer’s Association views diversity broadly and includes considerations of, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, regional, place or national origin, religion, language and persons with disabilities.
As the American population ages and becomes increasingly more diverse, the Alzheimer’s Association will expand its mission activities and initiatives to remain highly inclusive and meet the demand for culturally and linguistically sensitive information and increased awareness to persons living with the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association will continue to cultivate relationships with diverse communities by sharing our time, talent, resources and exchanging ideas. As such, our diversity and inclusiveness charter will help us to fulfill our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
For upcoming education programs, contact Craig Wingate, African American Outreach Specialist. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn (Potluck) for African American Caregivers
2nd Friday, 11 am to 1 pm
Date subject to change, please call to confirm
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Info: Craig Wingate, 1.925.284.7942
2nd Thursday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Jones United Methodist Church
1975 Post St. (at Steiner)
2nd Floor Conference Room
(Info: Robert Williams at 415.921.7653)
Keynote Research Update
Yaisa Andrews-Zwilling, PhD
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
Heather Gray, MA
Ask the Experts Panel
Yaisa Andrews-Zwilling, PhD
Heather Gray, MA, Shirley Tucker Harris, MD
Rita Hargrave, MD, John Olichney, MD, Sharon Brown
When to Ask For Help Caregiver Panel
Alex Morris, MA-GRN
Am I At Risk Too?
Rita Hargrave, MD
New Chinese Newsletter:
3rd Wednesday, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Self Help for the Elderly. Adult Day Care Services
408 22nd Ave.
(Call to confirm: 415.677.7556)
John XXIII Multi-Services Center
195 E. San Fernando St.
(Peining Chang at 650.623.3143)
Japanese or English
Yu-ai Kai, Japanese American Community Senior Center
588 N. 4th Street
(Wesley Kazuo Mukoyama, 408.294.2505)
Save the Date: Chinese Alzheimer's Forum
2014 San Francisco Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum
Cantonese Health Seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, Diagnosis and Care
Time: June 21, Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
San Francisco Medical Center *
Conference Rooms 1-3, Mezzanine Level
2425 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
http://education.kintera.org/sfchineseforum2014 or call 650.623.3143, email email@example.com
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Topics and Speakers
Dr. Benjamin Woo, MD, Psychiatry and Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
The Diagnosis of Dementia – Cognitive Evaluation
Dr. Winnie Seto, DNP, Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Memory Clinic, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
More Than Just Alzheimer’s
Marian Tse, Clinical & Outreach Research Coordinator
Memory and Aging Center, University of California,
Sunday, August 24th in San Jose
Info/contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.623.3143
The Alzheimer’s Association offers Learning Circles, a program designed to help caregivers seeking additional support and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Learning Circles meet monthly and are facilitated by Community Ambassadors who are trained leaders with experience providing care for someone with dementia.
Learning Circles cover a variety of topics, including: managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management and caregiver self-care. In addition, Learning Circles are designed to help the attendees develop and learn effective caregiving techniques that are specific to their culture and community. Currently we offer a Chinese Learning Circle.
Please visit our calendar to see when the next Learning Circles are scheduled. For more information about Learning Circles, or to become an Alzheimer’s Association Community Ambassador, contact Craig A. Wingate (email@example.com).
Café y Charla
1st Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:30am
Posada de Colores Senior Apartments
2221 Fruitvale Ave.
Telephone Support Group in Spanish
This program is free, and has no telephone charges.
DATE: Third Wednesday of the month
TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
For more information and registration
call 800-272-3900 or 650-623-3119 and ask
for Esther Wilson-Arias
May 10 in San Jose
Info/contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.962.8111
When: Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Where: National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95127
What: The Latino Forum will engage families through music, zumba, children’s art activities, healthy cooking demos, short informational announcements about the warning signs of Alzheimer's, how our programs and services can help them*, and more.