Legacy of Love, the 2020 African American Caregivers Forum, is scheduled on Saturday, November 14. Due to concern about COVID-19, this year’s event will be held online. Please bookmark this page and return for more information this summer or early fall.
Save this date in 2020!
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: To be announced
Place: Online event—please bookmark this page and return for more information this summer or early fall.
Accessibility: Forum sponsors encourage everyone to participate. For disability accommodations or accessibility information, e-mail Aging and Disability Services planner Karen Winston at 206-684-0706 or Karen.Winston@seattle.gov.
Continuing education (pending 2020 approval): Five (5) CEUs are offered.Sponsors
The Legacy of Love African American Caregivers Forum relies on sponsors, exhibitors, and advertising so that the event can remain free for family caregivers. For information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Karen Winston at 206-684-0706 or Karen.Winston@seattle.gov.
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Previous Legacy of Love Forums
The 2019 Legacy of Love forum was held on Saturday, November 10, at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Tukwila. The six-hour program included exhibits, entertainment, lunch, prizes, and the following presentations:
- Keynote Presentation: “Lessons Learned from Caregiving for My Mother,” by Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH
- Panel Presentation: “Caregivers: Loving from the Front Line,” with Sharon Sobers-Outlaw, Marla York, and Charles Williams
- Film Screening: “Speaking of Dying,” by Trudy James, MRE, Chaplain. Following the film, Brenda Charles-Edwards, chair of the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders, moderated a panel discussion among Dr. Jim deMaine, Stephanie Haslam, and George Dicks, and fielded questions and comments from the audience.
The 2018 Legacy of Love forum was on Saturday, November 10, at the Southcenter Doubletree Hotel. The six-hour program included exhibits, entertainment, lunch, prizes, and the following presentations:
- “Caregiver Hope, Love & Resiliency,” by George Dicks, BA, GMHS, RCMHP, Harborview Mental Health Services
- “Food for Thought: Culturally Competent Dialogue about Alzheimer’s, Caregiving, and Advocacy among African Americans,” by Cary Goodman, Balm in Gilead
- “Our Lives, Our Choices: Planning for End-of-Life,” by Dr. Jim deMaine, Retired Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician, Group Health
- “Caregivers: Loving from the Front Line”—a caregiver panel comprising Connie Bown, Daphne Jones, and Taylene Watson
Video & Photo Coverage
- African American Caregivers Forum: Hope, Love, Resiliency (Seattle Channel, 2018)
- African American Caregivers Forum: Planning & Advocacy (Seattle Channel, 2018)
For photos from the 2018 forum, click here.
The 2017 Legacy of Love forum was on Saturday, October 21, at the Southcenter Doubletree Hotel. Participants heard presentations on Alzheimer’s disease research, related disorders, brain health, diagnoses, and legal and financial planning for dementia caregivers. Presenters included:
- Mark Snowden, MD, Associate Professor, University of Washington
- Murray Raskind, MD, Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychology
- George Dicks, Geriatric Mental Health Practitioner, Harborview
- Stephanie Haslam, Attorney at Law
This unique, culturally-focused event draws family caregivers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information about the Legacy of Love African American Caregiver Forums, e-mail Aging and Disability Services planner Karen Winston.