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The Mayor's Council on African American Elders (MCAAE) was established in 1995 by Mayor Norman B. Rice to oversee the development of a comprehensive continuum of services to serve the needs of African American elders.

The Mayor's Council on African American Elders is a council of up to 12 members that advocates for programs and services on behalf of older African Americans. One of MCAAE's goals is to recruit people from diverse professional backgrounds. The current composition includes individuals with expertise in aging, case management, education, housing, and program administration. Members are required to live within King County.

The MCAAE is interested in learning your opinions about the needs of African American elders in Seattle and King County. Our contact information is available here.

Memory Sunday

Memory Sunday is an annual event in June in which congregations serving African Americans provide education on Alzheimer's prevention, treatment, research studies, and caregiving.Four Seattle congregations participated in Memory Sunday in 2018. For information about 2019 Memory Sunday programs and resources, e-mail karen.winston@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0706.

African American Caregivers Forum

The 2018 African American Caregivers Forum—A Legacy of Love—took place on November 10, 2018 at the Southcenter Doubletree Hotel. The annual forum is an opportunity to support caregivers whose loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. The event was videotaped in two parts: "African American Caregivers Forum: Hope, Love, Resiliency" (Seattle Channel | YouTube) and "African American Caregivers Forum: Planning & Advocacy" (Seattle Channel | YouTube). For information about the 2019 African American Caregivers Forum, e-mail karen.winston@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0706.