Mary Ann Franks, MPH, Public Health Communications Associate
The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is pleased to be invited as a featured guest on Native America Calling, the nation’s only live radio call-in show for American Indian and Alaska Natives, today, October 5 at 1 pm EST.
Dr. Henderson will appear alongside the National Indian Council on Aging’s Executive Director, Larry Curley. You can call 800-996-2848 to join the discussion and ask questions.
Dr. Henderson will be discussing the role of caregiving and the impact of COVID-19 on caregivers and people living with dementia or other memory issues, and sharing information about IA2‘s CDC Foundation grant designed to help provide direct services and supports to Native families.
The grant supports a 6-month project developed in conjunction with HFC and the University of North Dakota’s (UND’s) National Resource Center for Native American Aging (NRCNAA). Through two innovative partnerships, IA2 is offering direct support for respite care to tribal, Alaskan, and urban Native communities nationally along with virtual online support groups for caregivers of people with memory issues. Support groups will be facilitated by counselors with experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native people. In addition, free training on selected modules from the UND Native Elder Caregiver Curriculum will be offered to professional staff (CHRs, aging services providers, clinical staff, transporters, etc.) will be provided mid-October.
Mr, Curley will be discussing NICOA’s #ConnectedIndigenousElders campaign.
To learn more about Respite Care Grants for people living with dementia or worsening memory issues click here. To learn more about online caregiver support groups for caregivers and families of people living with dementia or worsening memory issues, click here. To learn more or register for training on the Native Elder Caregiver Curriculum click here.
Tune in to Native America Calling online at http://17853.live.streamtheworld.com/NV1.mp3.
To participate in the conversation, call:1-800-996-2848.
For a list of radio stations that broadcast the show, click here.
Special thanks to NICOA staff for the invitation to participate on this call.