Musical guest: Lezlie Revelle Zucker (https://www.facebook.com/LezlieRevelleZucker)
Community moment: Jason R.
Featured speaker: Kelly G. Loeb, “Loeb on Brain Lobes – A Conversation About Alzheimer’s Disease”
Kelly G. Loeb is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, where she provides education, resources and support (in English and Spanish) for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, professional caregivers and healthcare providers, and the general public. Kelly’s master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas and her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri mean that Kelly loves both sides of that state line, but she will always call Los Angeles, California, home. A member of the Community Leaders Board for the Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter, Kelly also facilitates a support group (which she created in 2002, focusing on Black families in Kansas City’s urban core) for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, Kelly is a 2022 alumna of the inaugural cohort of the American Society on Aging’s RISE fellowship for Black, Indigenous and other People of Color who are leaders in the field of aging.
Since 2011, Kelly G. has also been a SHIP (state health insurance assistance program) counselor and educator, guiding Medicare beneficiaries impartially in choosing and using health insurance options that give them the most cost-effective, comprehensive and convenient coverage. She thrives on ensuring beneficiaries’ and their communities’ use and understanding of their healthcare systems. Enthusiastic, educational and effective describe Kelly’s public speaking style, and she enjoys sharing her professional expertise and personal panache with audiences of any size. One favorite speaking engagement was Kelly’s message to eager Kansas Citians after she was chosen as Ms. JuneteenthKC 2021 in recognition of her community service and care. Kelly works toward a world with health equity, in which we all have affordable, comprehensive, compassionate and quality health care and Alzheimer’s disease is just a memory.
Location: UMKC Royall Hall 111
800 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, MO 64110
Free Sunday parking in the parking garage at 52nd and Rockhill Rd. (enter from 52nd & Charlotte).
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Sunday Gatherings are now being held at our new location! Join us at the Kansas City Oasis Community Center located at 1717 W 41st St, Kansas City, MO, 64111.