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Voices of Color

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Voices of Color will take place Thursday, May 20, 10-11 a.m.

The senior center hosts monthly programs that give you the opportunity to engage in conversations with Black, Indigenous People of Color. Our Voices of Color host, Melvin Hinton, will be having a conversation with two guests.

  • Aaron Perry, CEO/Founder of Rebalanced-Life Wellness Center, is a community health advocate for African American men, and understands first-hand the challenges Black men face establishing trust with the medical community. Perry opened the nation’s first Men’s Health Education and Wellness Clinic inside a Black barbershop here in Madison, providing preventative health screenings to more than 4200 Black men and boys to date. In 2018, Perry was named as one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare . Register for Voices of Color to learn more about Perry’s journey and why healthy aging needs to be a priority for everyone.
  • Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykowskyi from the UW School of Nursing, studies clinical care delivery and health disparities among people living with, and at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. One of the topics she speaks about is “Equitable dementia care for underserved populations.” A recent study states that 58.6% of African Americans aged 65 and older, have Alzheimer’s or other dementias versus 30.2% of white people. Genetic factors do not appear to account for this discrepancy. Register for Voices of Color to learn more about Dr. Gilmore Bykowskyi and how healthy aging can change these numbers.

Email Gary at gflesher@cityofmadison.com or call
(608) 266-6581 to register and receive a Zoom link.