St. Ann Center for Intergenerational
Care Bucyrus Campus
Milwaukee 53205-53206 zip codes, officially rated low-income in Wisconsin’s largest cultural and economic city, is home to more than 39,000 people. Although not without positive qualities, challenges to these predominantly African American communities are reproduced in many low-income neighborhoods around the country. Women are the majority of the population. Unemployment and incarceration rates are high. A significant percentage of its public school’s students are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs. Disparities in education and income compromise access to healthcare and result in unfavorable health outcomes for many.
Staged in a high school gymnasium in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 11, 2020, Joseph R. Biden, the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, announced his selection of California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. Harris is the first Black woman and first Asian American vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket.
Members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association at their 2020 PRAYER BREAKFAST.
“There are concerns about working with COVID-19 patients,” explained Karina Brown, RN, President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of Black Nurses. Continuing, she emphasized,“This is what we are called to do, and the moment for which our profession was created. We’re also supporting front-line staff thru prayers and access to mental health resources to make sure they are ok.”
Center For Veterans Issues Retired Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft Veterans Resource Center Opening In 2020
Jacqueline Cocroft, widow of Retired Brig. Gen. Robert A. Cocroft poses with her children Diana Cocroft-Killins and Robert Hunter Cocroft along with Eduardo M. Garza, Jr., President/CEO, Center for Veterans (CVI) Issues and Steve Gorzek, Board Chairman, CVI also Vice President and Regional Business Sales Manager, BMO Harris Bank.
First African-American Woman President of The American Medical Association, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
Atlanta psychiatrist, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA was elected 174th President of the American Medical Association (AMA) at its June meeting. She is the first African-American female to serve as president of the AMA, which represents medical doctors across the nation, in its 145-year history.
Emmy winning actress, Uzo Aduba is slated to portray the trailblazing Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in the upcoming FX series “Mrs. America,” Variety reported. The “Orange Is the New Black” actress re-tweeted reports announcing her forthcoming role in May. She joins Cate Blanchett and other newly announced cast members, including Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale and Sarah Paulson.
Unfortunately, too many older adults are hungry, alone, and desperate to maintain the independence of staying in their homes. For these people, Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a godsend toward satisfying that goal.
Many housebound seniors are challenged by chronic illnesses and limited mobility. Consequently, preparing meals is a daunting chore. Drivers for MOW deliver 1,400 nutritious meals to these homes throughout the county daily. Individuals with disabilities that make normal activities harder, regardless of age, are also eligible for this service.
Bekki Schmitt, Information and Outreach Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, administrator for MOW says, “We know that this need will continue to increase with the growing senior population. Aging Outreach conducted to determine the number of potential candidates in Wisconsin needing support services revealed that — 320,958 seniors are isolated and live alone; 142,379 are threatened by hunger, and 313,406 seniors live near poverty.
Older adults who are physically able can enjoy lunch at the following senior centers —Clinton Rose, Kelly, McGovern Park, Washington Park, and Wilson Park in Milwaukee County. The suggested donations a hot meals is $3.00.
1220 W. Vliet Street, Suite 300 | Milwaukee WI 53205 | Phone: 414.289.6874 | Toll-Free 1-866-229-9695.
Adams Family Turns Tragedy into Crusade Resulting in Pending Legislation for "Green Alerts" for Veterans and the Corey Search-Light Act
Sitting in their living room, Gwen and Johnnie Adams recounted the nightmare of their son’s disappearance for 18 days. The cause of his death remains a mystery compounded by the fact that his family was never allowed to see his body.
Shaking her head in disbelief Gwen explained, “Our prayer is that no other family will have to go through the nightmare that we have.”
Linda J. Concroft