“Conversations on Caregiving”: Three frank, videotaped discussions of some of the key issues associated with caring for our loved ones. The Conversations provide information, resources and sage advice that will help African Americans take better care of their loved ones and themselves.
Dear Sisters and Brother Morris:
It is with great pleasure that I provide you with links to the “Conversations on Caregiving” videos that so many of you participated in at the Salamander Resort & Spa in September. What a wonderful exchange of information, personal stories and advice we had! With these videos, we have an opportunity to provide information and resources to African-American families well beyond those that attended the “Because We Care™” forums. This is largely due to your time, enthusiasm and input and that of the representatives some of you sent in your stead.
As many of you are aware, November is National Family Caregivers Month. The “Conversations on Caregiving” are available on The Black Women’s Agenda website (www.bwa-inc.org) and possibly as a link on the AARP site. BWA is also delighted to make the videos available to you, our National Collaborating Organizations, to post on your organizations’ website. Directions for downloading the videos can be found below as well as the links to each conversation. I suggest posting the discussion on “The Health Impact of Caregiving” first as it includes an introduction to the “Conversations.”
- The Health Issues Associated with Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
- Understanding the Legal Issues Associated with Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
- The Financial Impact of Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
Instructions for Downloading
Underneath the video title there is a “Download” link. Click the Download link and a window will expand giving you four different download options. For best broadcast quality, click HD 1080p. For something smaller in size, click HD 720p.
Again, my sincere thanks for supporting this project. I’m looking forward to your feedback.
Gwainevere Catchings Hess
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of
the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
• Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.
• Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
• Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.
The 2020 Census counts everyone in the United States, including college students. College students will be counted where they usually live, even if they are temporarily staying elsewhere while their school is closed because of COVID-19.
Students who normally live at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily living somewhere else because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This February and every month, please take these important tips to heart:
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America
• Heart disease is the # 1 killer of Black women
• Protect your heart by leading a healthy lifestyle, including engaging in regular
physical activity and eating a healthy diet (10 minutes of exercise helps your