N.C. A&T’s COAACH to Host Inaugural Golf Tournament Fundraiser

EAST GREENSBORO, NC (July 20, 2018) – The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host its inaugural golf tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tee time is at 8:30 a.m.
Proceeds from the tournament will support COAACH’s mission to 

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improve the health and well-being of communities by providing education, community empowerment, , and evidence-based research in Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions.   COAACH offers programs such as Lunch and Learns, a support group and the annual Caregiver Education Conference as a resource to help communities cope with the devastating disease. The sixth leading cause of death in the
United States, Alzheimer’s and dementia kill more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.  Tax deductible registration and pledging are available at www.coaachhealth.org. COAACH is 501(c)(3) certified.

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North Carolina A&T State University alumnus and retired pharmaceutical executive Willie A. Deese is generously giving back to his alma mater, once again, in ways that will provide critical, immediate and ongoing support for research, student success and athletics. Deese’s $1 million gift will be split five ways in areas of need and opportunity across the university. The 1977 graduate of the School of Business and Economics (now a college), is a strong supporter of N.C. A&T and a true believer in investing in its mission. Deese, who retired in June after 12 years as a senior executive of Merck and Co., Inc.,   a pharmaceutical and health solutions company (known outside the United States as MSD), has long been one of the university’s most passionate and deeply involved alumni. Combined with his previous gifts, his overall financial support totals more than $4 million.
The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's Aging and Community Health at Nortch Carolina A&T State University will launch its first Caregiver College

Tiffany S. Jones

The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s’ Aging and Community Health at North Carolina A&T State University will launch its first Caregiver College

GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 7, 2018) – Meeting the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease in the African-American community, whose elders are about twice as likely as whites to have the disease, demands a comprehensive approach. If raising a child calls for the help of the whole village, as the saying goes, addressing Alzheimer’s requires no less.

Leaders of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health, (COAACH) embrace that idea, and for the first time are formally collaborating with faith-based organizations on the COAACH “Caregiver College” (C3), a community-engaged and intervention-based education program designed to improve awareness, care management and health outcomes for families impacted by Alzheimer’s.

C3 is set for June 11 – 14, 2018, at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. COAACH is one of the university’s 17 centers and institutes.

Working closely with faith-based organizations, COAACH leaders identified 20 community participants who will be the inaugural graduating class of the Caregiver College. COAACH hosted a Pastor’s Breakfast on Tuesday, April 10, attended by faith leaders from across the state to facilitate the selection process.

As part of C3, designated congregation members will learn from evidence-based healthy aging modules, engaging hands-on activities, create culturally relevant materials and host three events that will promote healthy living. The participants will then take these skills back to their communities to implement at their churches.

In addition to its focus on Alzheimer’s, the program will stress disease literacy, diabetes management and caregiving strategies.

For information about C3 and other programs, research and outreach at COAACH, please visit www.coaachhealth.org.