Chinese Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster
Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster Celebration, took place on February 24 at CaringKind’s office. About 85 people attended the event including people with dementia, caregivers, event sponsor representatives, media and volunteers. In keeping with tradition, the event included many activities: calligraphy greeting, health education by Dr. Cynthia Lien, Assistant Professor of Weill Cornell Medicine, viewing the Chinese documentary Please Remember Me, Chinese singing and dancing by the City Hall Senior Center Volunteer Chorus, a lucky raffle, and Chinese food tasting.
2017 New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend in Albany, NY
This year (former) State Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages co-sponsored a workshop during the Caucus for Caringkind and Citywide Behavioral Health Coalition for the Black Elderly. The workshop was titled, “Aging Alone: Behavioral Health and Dementia Among New York’s Black Elders.” Speakers for the panel included Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach at Caringkind, Warachal Faison, MD, Medical Director, Neuroscience, Pfizer Inc., and Martha Sullivan, DSW, Founder Citywide Behavioral Health Coalition for the Black Elderly.
This marked the first time the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators sponsored a workshop addressing dementia in the African American community. We thank them for their interest and support.