Local Residents Participate in 18th Missouri Institute on Minority Aging (MIMA)

The Missouri Institute on Minority Aging (MIMA) will conclude their 18th Annual Conference today in Columbia, MO. The theme of this year’s conference is “Brain Health: A Key to Health Aging” and the program featured a variety of speakers and concurrent presentation, as well as social activities for participants. Mr. Sehon Williams is an active member of this group and serves as a lay leader for the Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging (PJCCMHA), as well as the planning committee for this annual event. Williams is also a Lincoln alum and engaged member of the Minority Men’s Network in Columbia, MO.

Steve Calloway also participated in the MIMA Conference, speaking on the topic of The Senior Brain: Getting to “Safer” Regarding Medication Use. Calloway is a pharmacist and President of the Minority Men’s Network.

The Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging (PJCCMHA) was established in 1997. The PJCCMHA is a multi-ethnic community outreach, education and public policy center administered by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE). The primary purpose of the center is to improve the quality of life for Missouri’s aging minority population by reducing disparities and inequities in access to health-related care, literacy and behavior.

Our Mission is to provide leadership in addressing the health, social and psychological needs of Missouri’s 50 and older minorities and the underserved population. This is accomplished through education, research-based information, policy analysis and the use of technology as strategic tools.

Gerontology – Minority Health and Aging Missouri ranks seventh in the nation in the percentage of older adults comprising the total population, according to the 1990 Missouri Census. In addition, research shows that older minorities have poorer standards of living and less access to professional health care than their white counterparts. As such, PJCCMHA was created in conjunction with several state agencies to

  • provide education, training and research information on minority health and aging;
  • provide technical assistance on minority aging issues and disseminate relevant information to Missouri audiences;
  • develop innovative community-based demonstration programs that enhance the quality of life for Missouri’s minority elders.

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
25
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9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Jul
26
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8:00 am Teaching Black History Conferenc... @ Muriel Williams Battle High School
Teaching Black History Conferenc... @ Muriel Williams Battle High School
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm
Teaching Black History Conference: 400 Years and Counting - July 26-27, 2019 - Battle High School @ Muriel Williams Battle High School | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The CARTER Center for K-12 Black history education at the University of Missouri introduces its 2nd annual Teaching Black History Conference. This year’s theme is, Teaching slavery and its afterlife. Our featured presenters are Ebony Thomas (UPenn) and Hasan Jeffries (Ohio State). Additionally, we have over 50 teacher workshop presentations over the two days. Registration for the conference is $50.00 before June 1st and $60.00 after June 1st. School districts  Read More
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More
Aug
1
Thu
9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Aug
2
Fri
all-day Columbia Black and White Ball – ...
Columbia Black and White Ball – ...
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Columbia Black and White Ball - Friday 8.2 thru Sunday 8.4.2019 - Various Columbia locations
The Black & White Ball will begin Friday, August 2, 2019 with a special open house event at Douglass High School. Saturday will be the parade at 10 am. The Ball will be held at Lela Rainey Ballroom on the Stephens College campus beginning at 8pm. Sunday is church on your own followed by the picnic in Douglass Park. There will be food, Fun and Friends in the park all  Read More
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More
Aug
8
Thu
8:00 am 2019 Conference State of Inclusi... @ Columbia College
2019 Conference State of Inclusi... @ Columbia College
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 Conference State of Inclusivity - Thursday 8.8.2019 - Columbia College - 8am-5pm @ Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
How do we hold each other accountable as we continue to press forward toward inclusive excellence? We will address our collective responsibility toward a community built on trust, transparency, equity, diversity and inclusivity. It is important that we continue to monitor the state of our intentional work toward a community focused on inclusive excellence. Even when times are quiet, the work must continue.​ Application has been submitted to the NASW-Missouri  Read More
9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Aug
9
Fri
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More

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