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

Sep
27
Fri
7:00 pm Freedom Bound: The Evolution of ... @ First Baptist Church
Freedom Bound: The Evolution of ... @ First Baptist Church
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom Bound: The Evolution of the African American Spiritual - Friday 9.27.2019 - First Baptist Church - 7pm @ First Baptist Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Dear Greetings, Exactly 11 months and one day ago, Columbia was abuzz with “Evolution of the African American Spiritual” presented by Odyssey at the Second Missionary Baptist Church. The combination of beautifully narrated American history with soulful Spiritual left everyone very emotional, and grateful that we live in a town filled with such talented artists. It is time to continue the journey. Singers Marques Jerrell Ruff and Jolie Rocke, with narrator  Read More
Sep
28
Sat
6:00 pm Racism and Bias in the Criminal ... @ Skylark Bookshop
Racism and Bias in the Criminal ... @ Skylark Bookshop
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Racism and Bias in the Criminal Justice System: A Discussion - Saturday 9.28.2019 - Skylark Bookshop - 6-7:30pm @ Skylark Bookshop | Columbia | Missouri | United States
On Saturday, September 28th, at 6:00 p.m., we will host two dynamic authors with great insights on how to reduce racism and bias in our criminal justice system: police officer Nakia Jones and retired San Francisco Bay Area judge Lise Pearlman. Nakia Jones will speak on her experience as a black officer. After the police killed Alton Sterling, she created a controversial Facebook post calling out police racism as well  Read More
Oct
1
Tue
6:00 pm Youth Community Coalition (YC2) ... @ First Presbyterean Church
Youth Community Coalition (YC2) ... @ First Presbyterean Church
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Community Coalition (YC2) Legislative Forum - Tuesday 10.1.2019 - First Presbyterean Church - 6-8pm @ First Presbyterean Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
  Youth Community Coalition proudly announces our 5th Annual YC2 Youth Issues Legislative Forum At the event, we will be giving our state legislative representatives information about issues YC2 has determined as the most important to address for youth in our area. Those issues are: youth vaping, medical marijuana, and medicaid coverage The event is open to the public and we expect to include audience questions for our panel at  Read More
Oct
8
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.
Nov
12
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.
Dec
10
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Dec 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.
Jan
14
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Jan 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.

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