Welcome Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.®
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is proud to announce a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community.
On Thursday, October 29, the Georgia Chapter celebrated this new partnership with a kickoff event at our Chapter office. The following local chapters were represented: Rho Zeta Omega, Psi Alpha Omega, Tau Pi Omega and Tau Epsilon Omega.
African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s and other dementias, however they are less likely to be diagnosed, or diagnosed at a much later stage. This partnership will help the Association better connect African-Americans with important Alzheimer’s information and support.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s oldest African-American sorority, is a trusted source of information within the African-American community. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha will work with the Metro Atlanta Alzheimer’s Association chapter to better engage the African-American community in the full mission of the Association. This may include:
- Connecting the Alzheimer’s Association to community partners, businesses, contacts and churches to open the doors for Alzheimer’s education, care and support
- Volunteering for Alzheimer’s Association events, activities and planning committees
- Becoming a trained Alzheimer’s community educator or support group leader
- Becoming an Alzheimer’s Association advocate
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is elated to be working with Alpha Kappa Alpha to better reach, educate and engage the African American community in resources. This partnership will connect the African-American community in the Metro Atlanta area to education, care, support, research and advocacy programs that are so important for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.