National Trends and Services
AARP Links Academy
The Links, Incorporated is partnering with AARP to implement the "AARP Links Academy." This innovative, comprehensive program provides tools and resources to support African-American women who are either preparing for life as they age or are currently dealing with the aging process. The program includes components for preventative measures during each specific life stage and provides health, wellness and financial support and services to the 50+ community. The program is being implemented in eight target markets: Chicago, IL, Dayton, OH, New York, NY, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, and San Antonio, TX.
The Atlanta Chapter, with AARP, Emory University and others, hosts an annual event to acquaint community members and the Chapter with the resources available to address the concerns of aging, particularly as related to declining cognition.
This day-long program offers informative workshops, printed resources, as well as prominent speakers and researchers working with dementia and Alzheimers disease. Lunch is provided, and participants are encouraged to spread the word about available information and assistance.