Delta Rho Omega chapter was chartered on November 15, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and to date has over one hundred and ninety members. Delta Rho Omega strives to carry out the sorority's mission of "Service to all Mankind" through various philanthropic endeavors benefitting children, the elderly, the homeless, and those in need within the Brooklyn community.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation's oldest African-American sorority, is a trusted source of information within the African-American community. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha will work with the New York City Alzheimer's Association chapter to better engage the African-American community in the full mission of the Association. This may include:
- Connecting the Alzheimer's Association to community partners, contacts and churches to open the doors for Alzheimer's education, care and support
- Volunteering for activities and committees for The Longest Day, the Alzheimer's Association event taking place on the summer solstice
- Becoming a trained Alzheimer's community educator or support group leader and advocate
"The Alzheimer's Association is proud to be working with Delta Rho Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., to better reach, educate and engage the African American community in resources", said Executive Director, Christopher Smith. "This partnership will connect the African-American community in New York City to free education, care, support, research and advocacy programs that are so important for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease."
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. For more information, visit www.alz.org.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. For more information, log onto www.aka1908.com.
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SOURCE Alzheimer’s Association